A premature grey-haired man and a prematurely balding man sit on a Brooklyn stoop, chatting about the old days.  “I can remember when Ossie Davis sat on this very stoop in Do The Right Thing.”  “It was a simpler time before gentrification.  Now the millennials are killing the bees, mayonnaise and plastic straws.”  Sipping his drink, “My kombucha tastes like paper…stupid biodegradable straw!”  “We were millennials as late as June, what happened to us?”  “We grew old waiting for Vladimir Guerrero Jr.!”  “Stupid millennials and their Super Twos!”  So, as mentioned last week in my Eloy Jimenez fantasy, I’m back here for the other guy who could be called up this week.  Will he?  Unless you’re talking to my groin, and mispronouncing Willie, I haven’t a clue.  I’m not saying Vlad Jr. necessarily will be called up, I’m just saying you stash him for right now.  See what happens when rosters expand in a few days, and, if he’s not called up, you drop him again.  No harm, no foul in holding a guy for a week who could do what Vladimir Guerrero Jr. does.  For more, search the damn site!  We’ve been talking about him for so long we’ve grown old!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Danny Jansen – I think smart money is on Taylor Ward outperforming Jansen, but did I ever tell you about the time I bought $5,000 worth of Boston Market stock and three days later they went bankrupt?  It taught me a valuable lesson, never buy stocks on an empty stomach.  Also, it proves smart money isn’t always smart.

Kendrys Morales – He’s been hot as a witch’s areola!  Allow me to explain.  A witch’s tit is so ice cold that in order to maintain her body temperature her areola needs to be extra hot.

Todd Frazier – Are you people happy?  You’ve broken me down!  I’m recommending Todd Effin’ Frazier!  Effrazier?

Willy Adames – That’s Captain Willy Adames to you, you…you…you…Cylon!  I wish they came out with another season of Battlestar Galactica, and I don’t like your usual nerdy sci-fi, but I got super into Battlestar and The Expanse.  Only sci-fi I used to know is when Nicki Minaj rhymes sci-fi with wi-fi.  Is there any other sci-fi shows I should watch?  Keep in mind I’ve never seen one episode of Star Trek.  Any hoo!  Wow, that was a detour.  Adames has been hot, but batting at the bottom of the Rays’ order, so Captain Willy Adames is just a flyer.

Adalberto Mondesi – At some point this offseason, I’m going to write a slow song about a fast player named Mondesi, but for now he’s a SAGNOF play with an occasional homer.

David Fletcher – I just Googled Fletcher and I found an article saying he grew up in Cypress.  Funny, I grew up with Cypress as a musical backdrop. If you missed it, here’s a podcast interview with B-Real from Cypress Hill that I did.  It’s super straightforward; I was stanning.  In that same article about Fletcher, The Sciosciapath was comparing him to David Eckstein, which is the point when I closed the article.

Jonathan Villar –  This buy is about this week, but let’s just assume Villar finishes the year with 12 HRs and 24 SBs, missing about 150 ABs from a full season.  Gonna be hard for me not to be excited about him next year when he’s being drafted around 275 overall.

Jeff McNeil – Let’s try to focus less on how I’m telling you to pick up guys on some of the worst offensive teams.  Meh, who am I kidding?  Focus, indeed.

Amed Rosario – The Mets should trade for Jesus Aguilar and Christian Yelich, so they can say Amed to the Christian/Jesus.  Actually, seems more plausible that the Mets trade Amed to the Brewers for the rights to talk to Wade Miley.

Dansby Swanson – Dansby?!  Whoever heard of a Dansby?!  That’s Veruca Salt’s fantasy team name.  I’ve heard of a Dansby, he’s about to start hitting above Ozzie Albies if Ozzie doesn’t start hitting.  Haven’t mentioned this much, but Ozzie’s movement down the lineup is…well, movement is a good word for it.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Supposed to be activated in time for today’s game, unless Devon Travis hits 88 in a DeLorean, goes back to the last five years when he was supposed to be good and is actually good, then rejoins us back here in 2018 with endorsement deals and rocking Yeezys.

Harrison Bader – Things have been working out for the Cards recently, so I doubt the Cards’ Shildt-head makes any drastic lineup changes, but Bader should really be hitting leadoff, Carpenter third, Jo-Ma 2nd and Molina hitting fifth.  In 15 seconds, I just made the Cardinals 70% better.

Melky Cabrera – This is gonna blow your mind, but we also have a 7-day Player Rater and guess who’s in the top ten?  Actually, Todd Frazier isn’t a bad guess, but I was more thinking about whose blurb we’re in.  Melky!  Cerealiously!

Kevin Pillar – “Don’t just stand there like a statue, grab Pillar!” said Big Pun before he died.

Greg Allen – He sounds like the guy in your high school who elicits this conversation, “You remember Greg Allen, right?”  “Nope.”  “Really?”  “Does not ring a bell.”  “Wait, I’m thinking of someone else.  Who is Greg Allen?”  “Not sure, I thought you knew.”  Yeah, non-descript SAGNOF’er is batting ninth for the Indians and doing stuff more inline with someone with a lot more interesting of a name.

Cedric Mullins – In Triple-A, he had 5 HRs and 12 SBs in 59 games.  He does walk and doesn’t strike out much.  He’s the type who could be 15/25/.280 next year and extremely interesting or 8/17/.260 and completely forgettable.  (Sounds like every preseason conversation ever about Kevin Kiermaier.)  Either way, for this year, Mullins has been a tad hot and playing.  By the way, Tad Hot is not related to Tad Hamilton.  But he could be.  Rawr!

David Dahl – In Coors.  You need more?  You greedy, huh?  He could be a number three outfielder for all leagues the rest of the way.  Better?  Damn, more?!  As I told all ex-girlfriends, I can’t offer more.  I’m unavailable!

Dellin Betances – He should be owned in more than 50% leagues even before the possibility of saves.  Seriously, in what leagues is he not drafted, let alone owned?  Have you seen his numbers?  No, that’s not homework!  Just look at his numbers.

Pat Neshek – Just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and have at it!

Jose Leclerc – I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rangers do some boneheaded move like bringing in a Fernando Rodney-type with his imaginary quiver, but, if not, Leclerc will be on all my teams next year, and should be on all your teams this year.

Dan Winkler – Fun fact!  Winkler is named after the Winky emoji.  Less fun fact!  He could be getting saves in Atlanta.

Trevor Hildenberger – Been far from impressed by Hildenberger, and not as in, I’m in a car, rain beating down on the window as tears streak my cheeks as I watch ‘impressed’ move far away from me.  That would be ‘far from impressed’ in a longing, heartbroken manner.  No, this means Hildenberger just hasn’t impressed me.  But he’s getting saves, SAGNOF!

Kelvin Herrera – I wonder how many daqs Dusty Baker is slurping up as he cackles at what a shizzshow the Nats have been.  My guess is no more than three, because getting drunk with a toothpick in your mouth is dangerous, and Dusty is responsible, except with pitchers’ arms.

Drew Steckenrider – Don’t forget to go say hello to our new SAGNOF writer who posted this morning.  Smokey’s got big Birken-sandals to fill.

Mike Fiers – There’s not a full Stream-o-Nator endorsement on the Fiers start, but the Stream-o-Nator also endorses calling Radio Shack locations and asking, “Is my daddy there?”

Shane Bieber – Now this call is fully endorsed by the Stream-o-Nator.  “My birth certificate says, ‘Texas Instruments.’  Is that his name or where he resides?”

SELL

Jonathan Schoop – Wow, Cousin Sweatpants, that went the wrong way super fast, right?  I just dropped some rhymes as my alter ego, B. Fire, in my last Anime Grey video, and Schoop no longer rhymes with dope.  It’s now poop.

Yoan Moncada – I went to the 30-day Player Rater to find the least valuable hitter in the last month who hasn’t had an injury.  Moncada, congrats, you are the recipient of the Kenneth Wurman of the Month Award!  Now please stop shitting my house.

Jon Lester – I did the same on the 30-day Player Rater for the least valuable starter, but got to around 170th overall, napped and just came back with the name Jon Lester.  We’re at the time of the year that if a guy hasn’t been good recently, you shouldn’t be thinking about how he pitched great four years ago.  That doesn’t mean so much right now.  In dynasty leagues, I wouldn’t necessarily drop Lester, but I would trade him for a front row ticket to see Bradley Cooper performing as the Elephant Man.

  1. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    2 questions
    1) I read your rant on Eaton last week but I still own him
    I need SB’s mainly but will take what ever else I can get would you drop for Allen or Swanson
    2) If Austin Meadows comes up would you drop Victor Robles or Tucker for him
    in a keeper league.
    Thanks and enjoy the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Oh, alps… Allen 2. Tucker, depends on how deep though I guess

  2. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You clearly possess the power to end a player’s hot streak.

    What do you think of an insurance scam where we extort real-life players into paying up “protection money” in order to keep them off our fantasy teams?

    “Nice hitting streak you have there. Be a shame if anything happens to it….”

    *waves finger over ‘Add Player” button, menacingly*

    NO NO! OK! I’ll pay! Whatever you want! Just don’t add me to the Salami Toms!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EFB, you’re finally landed on a moneymaking scheme that sounds brilliant for me! I was going to design a scale that automatically subtracted three pounds for clothes, but people keep saying they can do the math themselves… Now, I have a real chance!

  3. SportySticks says:
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    Hey hey hey,

    Is Sano a valid drop? I’d rather be streaming hot, SAGNOFy dudes through that roster spot at this point. Doesn’t look like the power is coming, and homeboy still can’t hit for average.

    LY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been all right recently, no? Drop him if there’s better options

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Sano’s last blurb on RW: The hope was that Sano’s stint in the minors would help him turn his season around, but obviously that hasn’t been the case as he’s hit just .232 with 33 strikeouts in 82 at-bats since returning late last month. Utility man Ehire Adrianza will fill in at third base and bat eighth in Thursday night’s opener.

        Probably where the commenter is getting the idea?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah gotcha

        • SportySticks says:
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          @William Hung:

          Yeah. Or maybe both me an RW got that idea from Sano going hitless four games in a row and in five of his last six.

          • Fogimon says:
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            @SportySticks: Or maybe its hard to recommend a drop when you give no options of who is available.

            Drop Sano for Malex Smith? hell yes
            Drop Sano for Gordon Beckham? ….. click on the soccer link

            • Sporty Sticks says:
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              @Fogimon: @Fogimon:

              Damn, you burned me hard, bro.

              It’s a somewhat fair point, but the question for Gray, was really just if he still thinks Sano will come around.

  4. Tom says:
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    I’d have a big for sale sign on Cahill, he’s been resurrected by his home park but that will give way soon enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  5. Cohen says:
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    If both come up who do u prefer Vlad or Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  6. G says:
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    Prefer Dahl or Melky as an add now and for playoff run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  7. G says:
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    Also, any thoughts on this Philip Ervin fellow. Thansk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, maybe if hot

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thanks for the advice on the earlier post re: $15 Bryant + $3 Buehler over $24 Bryce in a keep forever. Follow up for ya:

    I know it’s early, but do you expect roughly the same from Bryant that you had estimated preseason this year, i.e., roughly 100/30-35/100/10 .290?

    If so, seems a lot like what we expect from Bryce, with a much higher floor but lower ceiling . . .

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce has a much higher ceiling, but not sure when we’re seeing it

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Agreed completely. Strange that I feel better about spending $26 on keeping my Acuna next year than dropping $24 on Bryce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Acuna!

  9. PatPat says:
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    Hey Gray, Swanson or Adames as a SS fill in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adames

  10. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Who to start tonight?

    Amed Rosario vs WSH (Gonzalez)
    Gurriel Jr. vs PHI (Arrieta)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  11. Caught Looking says:
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    Hey Grey, pts league,

    Swanson or DeJong at SS?

    Trade Analyzer loves Peacock right now. Would you drop Lance Lynn and take a shot at him? Or Jeffress.. spam added him when Knebel got demoted, was looking for saves. Aalso, have Vlad stashed, but could drop both Jeffress and Lynn to stash Eloy with Vlad.

    Thanks! Enjoy the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong… yeah, lose Lynn for Jeffress or Vlad

  12. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Soccer
    Tab
    Gone

    #sobsquietlyintocupoftea

    Was it the 27 hits per week that did it?

    Was the execution of Smokey T Bear humane?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smokey did an honorable job, but no one was there… last week, more people went to Tim Beckham’s player page than Soccer, and as you can imagine Beckham isn’t that popular

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: but how many clicks did Gordon Beckham get?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Honestly, prolly more than soccer

          • Fogimon says:
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            @Grey: Beckingham Palace?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Five more people prolly will Google “Beckinham Palace” and end up here now than went to soccer

  13. Luigi says:
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    Safe to drop Posey? ROS replacement: Chrinos, Romine, Wieters, Ward or other (Jansen owned)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Did he say he’s doing the operation?

      • Luigi says:
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        yep.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then can lose him, try Ward

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: he’s playing tonight

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah

  14. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Need best utility spot for last H2H week of the regular season. Who do you like best out of the following with games and Hitteron values for next week:

    Dahl – 6 games (2.2)
    Bader -6 games (-6.4)
    K. Morales – 6 games (1.5)
    Dickerson – 6 games (15.1)

    Also would you pick up Betances over Box or Leclerc?

    Thanks and have a great weekend!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl… nah on Betances

  15. Citizen5 says:
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    Happy to have Trout back from the DL tonight.

    1) Who would you drop?
    Schoop, Conforto, Calhoun

    2) Also, for Saves?
    Drop Minter for Betances?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Schoop 2. Sure

  16. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Howdy Grey, thanks for staying strong for those of us that just don’t care about fantasy football rankings yet…

    Danny Jansen or Taylor Ward OVER Evan Gattis?

    SON is L-O-V-I-N-G Brad Peacock next week, is their a virus in the matrix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not a fan of Gattis but I would just go Gattis… haha, The Robot has been compromised!

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: well damn, I picked him up, I’ll sit on it till I see the needle.move on the matchups … But he is ka-razy loved by SON… Thanks about Gattis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe Robot knows something but Peacock is unlikely to throw more than 4 IP

  17. Harper Better than Trout says:
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    For next year:

    a) Juan Soto or Eddie Rosario? ROS
    b) Scherzer or Bauer? ROS

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Harper Better than Trout: I don’t like your name but I like your questions, but confused too. Next year then ROS?

      • Harper Better than Trout says:
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        @johnnyhobbes:

        LOL! You’re right, my bad. I meant ROTO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario… Scherzer

  18. Schoolboy P says:
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    Waiver wire slim this time of year.

    Drop Schoop for Adames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  19. Your Dog says:
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    Thanks for all of the quality content.

    Anyone have an opinion on ranking these guys in an OPS league?

    Bader, Hosmer, Joc P, Kemp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Bader, Kemp

  20. Hh says:
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    How would you rank the following players ROS in a 5×5 AL only roto league.

    Kevin Kiermaier, Ryon Healy, Albert Pujols, Mazara

    Facing a roster crunch and will need to drop several of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara, Healy, Pujols

  21. dau says:
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    h2h playoff looming—3 weeks hence—gibson or stripling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

  22. PatPat says:
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    Dahl or Allen for an OF fill-in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, need tho maybe

  23. Nathan says:
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    Surprised Tyler White isn’t one of your buy now candidates. Hitting .300 with 8 HR in a potent Astros lineup. Is it because he’s kinda chubby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him, have gone over him a bunch, just didn’t list him

  24. The Shoe says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey!

    If I have to drop one of the following to activate Trout which should it be? Peralta or Odor? I’m leaning Odor cuz his strikeouts hurt him in my league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  25. tank1 says:
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    In a keeper league hold on to Devers or drop for a hitter who is healthy? I can only keep 5 players and based on league rules my other viable options for next year are Betts, Hoskins, Suarez, Haniger, Buehler, Bauer, Treinen and Lecler. Not great but league rules require that most top guys get thrown back year-to-year. Should I hold on Devers or drop and move on? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not keeping Devers there, can lose him

  26. Zeus says:
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    Maybe I’m getting old but these players names sound like mad libs for annoying 90s parents

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Drew Steckenrider’s turn to take the kids to school this week…

  27. LenFuego says:
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    Three Sells? Three?!? You trying to set a record or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

  28. Fogimon says:
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    Grey, are you a Belieber next season?

    Thinking over 9 k/9, a good record and sub 3.75 ERA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t mind him, but he’s a streamer for remainder of this year

  29. Fogimon says:
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    by the by, Jeff McNeil reminds me slightly of Jose Ramirez when he was slapping it around for Cleveland 2 years ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He reminds me of Jeff Kent

  30. tom petrone says:
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    Drop Teoscar Hernandez for Tyler O’Neill, Tyler White, Ian Happ or Matt Davidson (UTIL slot)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try White

  31. Justin Ralph says:
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    Which pitcher would you drop for Vlad? I have ten moves left.

    Heaney, Newcomb, Velasquez or Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you really want to use a move on this tho?

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        @Grey: I’m not sure but I’m leaning that way. What would you do? I feel like Vlad’s ceiling is ridiculously high.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is, but if you’re playing for this year you might need your moves

  32. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Unless you’re telling them how to run the bases or play defense, leave the Cards alone. Carpenter hits much better from the leadoff spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was fixing them!

  33. Jaone says:
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    Hi grey,
    Got offered Strasburg, and springer for Soto and Hamels. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This year only? I’d want Hamels/Soto

  34. Jon says:
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    Lourdes Gurriel over Kinsler, DeJong, or Jed Lowrie ROS/keeper? H2H 5×5 keep forever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kinsler

  35. Tinman95 says:
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    Kendrys is hotter than Jennifer Aniston in a sauna. Who would you drop for him from this list

    Gurriel Jr
    Dahl
    A. Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. Gurriel

  36. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    bundy dropped in AL only with QS with holds added. SON still loves him. have gibson, pena, yarbrough, heaney, morton, happ, archer, romo in SP slot
    RP: brach, alvarado, hildenberger, kelvin

    any drops for bundy here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, unless you wanna lose Pena

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: the fear is this is the jon gray situation, where SON loves him all year, he puts up about 12 straight garbage performances, then all of a sudden, BAM performing up the SON’s numbers. last year this happened nearly exactly with gausman, RIGHT after i dropped him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  37. Gotime says:
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    Limited moves for another couple of weeks in a H2H cats redraft but need to activate Trout off DL for Monday, who’s the drop?
    Semien Torres Maeda Eflin Pivetta. Can’t stream for now or pick up hot bats (only 9 moves)
    Happy Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  38. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    Bauer is on the wire. I have a bye week – then playoffs for me start Sept 10 with a hoped for championship run the week of the 17th.

    Would you grab Bauer for your DL slot hoping for magic that last week or is he more likely to miss these weeks? My DL drop would be ERod. The rest of my staff in this 12 teamer with thin wire is Max, Kluber, Hendricks, Wood, Ryu , Chacin and ERod in my DL spot. So even if Bauer somehow gets back for the week of the 17th, I then would drop one of Chacin, Wood or Hendricks I imagine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Ed-Rod to stash him

  39. Mr. A Knife says:
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    SOB i almost streamed vargas today too in desperate spots (clearly deep and desperate, that’s what she said)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  40. Launch Angle says:
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    5×5 standard roto, this year only – Marwin Gonzalez or Soto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  41. Wilson says:
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    Trade my Machado or Arenado or Lindor for his Betts? or hold? In OBP keeper league.
    If not hold, And Which timing is better? Now or beginning of next year?

    I am thinking not now but offer twin the beginning of next year (but who? due to I am trying to win now and my players are hotter than Betts recently. Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them… they’re all pretty fair tho, Arenado, I guess

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I am quite sure he will agree to trade even in the beginning of next year..
        And he is interested in Machado very much.

        Better to trade Machado for Betts now or in beginning of next year?
        I am thinking beginning of next year, I think Machado will be good for ROS for big contract but maybe not that good after big contract confirmed. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Betts is better than Machado now and next year

  42. Tinman95 says:
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    How are we feeling on Kole Calhoun rest of season? Thinking about dropping him for the red hot Morales.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, switch them

  43. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Need to bench 1 tonight

    A. Rosario vs WSH (Roark)
    Dahl vs STL (Gant)
    Gurriel Jr. vs PHI (Pivetta)
    K. Calhoun vs HOU (Verlander)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  44. Rapaport’s well says:
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    Here’s the pitching staff at the moment

    Thor
    Paxton
    Ed-Rod
    Musgrove
    Marquez
    Gausman
    Ryu
    Wacha (DL)

    I’m contemplating keeping Wacha and Ed-Rod who are due back very soon. Based this staff would you keep both and drop one of the listed pitchers when they are healthy, or keep 8 starters and drop one of the following hitters which would put me at zero bench hitters?

    A. Rosario
    Gurriel Jr.
    K. Calhoun
    Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Calhoun

  45. KinsleForman says:
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    Need to drop one

    Dahl
    Calhoun
    Gurriel Jr.
    Morales
    A. Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  46. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – would you keep a $9 Kopech over a $3 Mikolas or $11 Clev?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe over Clevinger

  47. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Would you drop Hader, Strop, or K Jansen for Neshek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Have a great weekend! Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  48. Cohen says:
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    Grey would u dare to start any of these streamers today?
    Ray at home vs Sea
    Suarez at home vs Tex
    Anib.Sanchez at Mia
    Chen at home vs Atl
    Roark at Mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Ray, Roark… I’d start any of them if circumstances called for it

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: What kind of league are you starting Ray in? Because I haven’t picked him up yet. And I’ve added Anibal, Chen, Roark, Sonny, Chacin, Castillo, Barria, Marquez, and Taillon to go along with Fiers and Wheeler who I have been holding.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          RCL, crazy stupid and/or stupid crazy on my part?

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Ha. I guess we’ll find out. I hadn’t even considered him, and I seriously considered Pivetta @Toronto.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m starting Pivetta too, sadly

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey: Sounds right. Good luck!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You too!

  49. lwomack58 says:
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    Tyler White, Jeff McNeil, Morales or Tyler O’Neil over Kole Calhoun-which two do you like best?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales, White

  50. J-Money says:
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    Good Morning G,

    OPS League – Puig, Calhoun, Renfroe, Piscotty, Dahl, and Kepler. Which 3 are you rolling with next week?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Be good to know their matchups, how many games they’re playing etc….

  51. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    My Main Man Grey,

    14-team 5×5 (Saves+holds) question. I lost Chapman as my #1 RP for a bit. I have Iglesias and Osuna but this is not the same old Osuna it seems…might there be a better option out there in Hildenberger, Gsellman, Tepera? or even T.Rogers, Brach, Gearrin, Giles, or Fry??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Osuna

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! With Trout coming back do you see anything to do with my lineup other than drop Sano or Culberson and move Cron to the bench after Merrifield goes to CI?

        1B-Goldy
        2B-LeMahieu
        3B-Culberson also elig at 2B,OF,SS (Sano – elig 1B/3B- on the bench)
        SS-Adames
        MI-Villar
        CI-Cron
        OF=Acuna
        OF-G.Allen (thanks for the head’s up)
        OF-Blackmon
        OF-Dahl
        OF-Merrifield (also elig at 1B/2B)
        U-N.Cruz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Culberson

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! I will do that when the period starts if I don’t need Culberson somewhere else. I noticed Swanson homered and is on the FA list. Hold with Adames or drop Willy and add Swanson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Didn’t Willy just Homer too?

              • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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                @Grey: True. I think I’ll keep Willy.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah

  52. lwomack58 says:
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    Sorry for 2nd question-Cody Allen is like a box of chocolate these days.

    Currently I have Hader, Treinen, Herrera and Doolittle(DL stash) as closers. Is Allen droppable for a streamer or somone like J. Hicks, Soria, Alvarado or Hildenberger? or hold and hope for better days ahead?

    Thanks and have a nice weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop for Hildenberger — thanks, you too!

  53. Launch Angle says:
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    I need some HR and I have a spot that opened up in my lineup. I’m in a 5×5 standard roto.

    I picked up Kendrys Morales this morning while he’s hot and thinking of starting him against Pivetta who gives up 1.25 HR/9 and bench Freddie Freeman – who hasn’t been leaving the yard much the last couple months. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d never bench Freeman

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        Morales went deep again. :(

        If I want to catch up in HR’s (14 behind leader of the category) would you swap Jay Bruce for Soto? If Bruce is healthy, he could produce some power down the stretch. I’m not worried about average.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soto over Bruce

  54. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start pivetta today against Toronto I need to lower my era and other matchup I have coning up aren’t too pretty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, but I wouldn’t to lower my era

  55. andfog99 says:
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    Adames or LeMahieu ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ

  56. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Not sure what the Phillies are doing with Ramos (or their bullpen for that matter). I have Ramos but he keeps sitting with that hand injury. Salvador hit the wire surprisingly. Who would you want for head 2 head playoff round in two weeks….Ramos 3 games v Nats and 3 V Marlins or Perez with 3 v WSox and 4 v Twins. 7 better than 6 still? Doesn’t he DH too?

    2. McCullers or EDRod for stash on my DL spot? EdRod looks to be on target to face Jays during playoff week if he starts a game next weekend and holds up. McCullers sked unknown. Forearm v ankle too.

    3. Gotta cut one in a 12 team league….Chacin (@Cubs), Wood (@ Reds) or Ryu (@Cards).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Perez 2. Ed-Rod 3. Chacin

  57. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Which streamer do you like best for tomorrows games?
    B.Anderson @ MIN
    D.Holland vs TEX
    J.Zimmerman vs CWS
    I know that they are all terrifying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, they are… Zimm

  58. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Strop or Kelvin Herrera in my NL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Dickerson for Ervin or Quinn or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  60. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Which outfielder would you take ROS

    Bader
    Pillar
    Allen
    Mullins
    Cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Melky

  61. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Pivetta…that is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  62. Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added.
    C ward (3B)
    1B yonder
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS correa (man this guy has played himself out of being a keeper if we have to pay 1st round prices)
    3B mostsuckass
    CI austin
    MI lowrie (2B/3B)
    OF (4) allen, grichuk, brantley, villar (2B)
    util (1) mancini (1B/OF)
    BN fletcher (2B/3B/SS)
    DL devers
    austin or the muscle man figure (choi). choi’s playing time of course isn’t awesome but he’s doing pretty well. of course 3 days ago i’d have never thought to ask this as austin was too, albeit in a worse part of the order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly still go Austin, unless there was an injury I didn’t hear about

      • Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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        @Grey: no injury, austin just had 2 days off, he’s played in back to back now again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Austin

  63. Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    bearclaw is back from fake DL stint (pretty F’ing clear what that was, when he got “DL’d” he had been taken OUT of leverage innings, now right away back to 8th inning holds spot), looked pretty good today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, arbitration injury

  64. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Apologizing now for how amazing my firefighter mustache will be pretty soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You better share it!

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Gotta go bare faced and embarrassed for 4 months at the academy first. Worst nightmare….but when that handlebar biker thick sumbitch comes out, bow down and bear witness!! Even those who saw Jesus arise after 3 days from the tomb shall embrace the new, true messiah! (If you want to be saved from the flames)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait, you burying the lede? Academy? You becoming the fuzz?

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: Fire. Fuck tha police, comin straight from the underground

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, got worried for a second… you’re gonna be under Andy Singleton’s wing!

              • nick the smooth dick says:
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                @Grey: Nah Andy only cares about fantasy football and cucumber vodka

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wonder if he records the cucumber vodka’s calories in his diary…

                  • nick the smooth dick says:
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                    @Grey: I think he has a Betheny Frankel app for that

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, yes, the Skinny Girl Diet app

  65. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    Any opinion on A’s centerfielder Ramon Laureano? I don’t see much written on this guy but he has performed well since his call-up. Is he more flash in the pan than actual bacon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His arm is strong, that’s for sure… I grabbed him in one deeper mixed league, am giving him a whirl… looks like has some speed and power

      • Harley Earl says:
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        @Grey: I don’t know what to make of him. But speed/power combo was too tempting to just let sit there on the waiver wire!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I grabbed him like I said, I don’t expect much, maybe he’ll run into something

  66. FrankGrimes says:
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    Muncy 30 hr damn regrets haha
    Dropped Story way early too
    fucker has 19 bags will be 30/20 currently batting .291!

    • Harley Earl says:
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      @FrankGrimes: How in the world could you drop Story? He hit 6 HR in April, 5 in May and 5 in June. You dropped despite him doing that???? And how could you drop Muncy? All he’s done is hit bombs … 30 of them in 320 at-bats. That’s one every 10 at-bats. I have them both and they’re two of the best players on my team.

      • Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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        @Harley Earl: story doesn’t make any sense this year at any time, muncy though he was (still is) losing playing time. i’ve held him in the 2 spots i have him (i actually was streaming him in other leagues when he blew up, didn’t hold on in those). the 2 spots i still have him i knew fully well i’d have to waste a bench spot though (one is a dynasty, the other a keep 6 hitters per year).

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Eric The Waiter with Hands for Hands:

          April Story was batting under .200 maybe 4 hr and I was like uh oh here we go again….. Muncy was in a mini Slump something like 1-for-25 sooooooo

          • Harley Earl says:
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            @FrankGrimes: I get it. It happens. A quick trigger usually comes back to haunt you. Muncy was slow out of the All-Star break but I figured the HR derby messed his swing/timing up a little so h might need three or four weeks to get it back. He just keeps forcing the Dodgers to play him. He’s also adjusted to pitchers trying to get ahead of him and is swinging earlier in counts. Before he was being very patient, pitchers were falling behind, and he was making them pay. If he keeps this up, he’s clearly evolved beyond just a flash in the pan. No excuses for dropping Story, though. Bad Move!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, dropping Story hurts

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Next year he will disappoint you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course (coors)!

  67. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Pretty nice results for your RCL team. WHIP at bit high, but overall good numbers. And you moved closer to Ralph!

    Other than Barria on 1 team, Pivetta on another, and Castillo on way too many, my numbers were quite sweet. Usually had other starters going to minimize the Castillo damage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It could’ve been worse for me, now I need that outcome about ten more times as I get closer to 1400 IP… btw, 1400 feels like so many IP…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: It’s not. I have under 175 innings left, so I have to choose SPs carefully. And I don’t do careful well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Careful’s no fun!

  68. Tinman95 says:
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    Bench one today

    Calhoun vs HOU (Valdez)
    A. Rosario vs WSH (Rodriguez)
    Gurriel Jr. vs PHI (Velasquez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  69. Dante says:
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    Start Berrios vs Oakland today?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Dante says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok…..

  70. ThE sHiT says:
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    I have both Snell and Eovaldi and they are facing eachother in TB. I can only start one and need a win. Who do i roll out there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  71. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to drop a bench bat for a pitcher:

    Ender or Kinsler? Probably Ian but wanted your take.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian

  72. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamers for early part of next week

    Lynn vs Whitesox-Son+26.9
    Teheran vs TB-Son+7.6
    Gaviglio @ Balt-Son+11.6
    Pannone @ Balt. Son+7.2

    Which two do you like best.

    Thanks for being up early and all your fine advise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Teheran, Gaviglio… don’t trust them really…

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Seems it’s hard to trust any streamers these days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely not those guys

          • Harley Earl says:
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            @Grey: Sit or start Ryu today? barely ahead in ERA and trying to hold on to it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Start

  73. William Hung says:
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    unless i have a day for the ages, my team will lose 13-1… glad I clinched the playoffs already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, ouch

  74. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey, sit or start Ryu today? Trying to hold on to ERA and not sure what to do. What ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      • Harley Earl says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    ESPN never bothered to remove Dereck Rodriguez from the DL, thus allowing us the realism of controlling our innings with fake injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  76. Gotime says:
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    Sunday funday Grey! So for a H2H weekly cats redraft, 9 moves left ROS, I’m treading water fighting for the second playoff buy, 2 more regular season weeks.
    1. Pick 1 hot mess for next week:
    Archer @ Atl
    Pivetta vs Cubs
    Eflin vs Was and vs Cubs
    Kopech vs Bos
    or…bench all
    or…drop Pivetta or Eflin for a streamer (Bieber vs TB or ASuarez vs Mets)

    2. Same league, do you trust locking in Springer tomorrow (7 games vs Oak and vs LAA) or keep benched for Torres (7 games at yankee stadium vs Pale hose and vs Det)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not easy call, I’d prolly roll Archer out there and pray 2. I’d lea Gleyber

  77. Cohen says:
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    Dickerson or Kiermaier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  78. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Any preview re: your Matt Chapman thoughts for 2019 and beyond? He’s always had the power, and it seems like the rest is really coming into play….looks like Eugenio (or a budget Bryant without the steals) to me….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like him, could be a cheap 35-homer guy… what happened to Olson tho?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Chapman had the power and changed his approach to vastly improve average. Olson is a big guy with a weird (but cool) swing and had a very high hr/fb last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but Chapman also has a .400 BABIP in the 2nd half

  79. Peacecoast says:
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    sup
    back from vaca

    Kopech a must add? We can keep for next year only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him… Tell me tomorrow how your vacay went

  80. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: If you were going to roll with one of those 2B turds ROS in an OBP league, who’s better between Schoop and Moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  81. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: best two sagnof replacements for Aroldis? Britton, Robertson, Jeffress, Glover, Maeda, Neshek, Parker and Rogers.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

      • adam goldstein says:
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        @Grey: gotta second fave of that motley crew?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I need you to list them again

  82. Ty says:
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    G! Ok I need some avg and SB’s. 12 team roto

    Im thinking of dropping Bader for Greg Allan and Sano for Aledmys Diaz.
    Sano is killing my avg and Diaz has juicy matchups for next week … 3 games in Bal and 3 games in Mia. Other options for Sano at 3rd would by Guriel, Gyrko or W. Flores.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me on both

      • Ty Inez says:
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        @Grey: Sweet !Thanks buddy… Don’t remember if asked you in a dif post but did you ever start watching The Sinner? just finished season 1 of Ozark and that was pretty damn good

  83. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    InNL only, fighting for the win and Archer keeps killing me. Would you drop him for Robbie Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  84. JC says:
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    Grey
    How long after 9/1 do I hold onto Vlad & Eloy if they are not called up immediately? I’m holding onto both and very excited for the potential but need to free up the roster spots when it becomes less likely that they will be called up

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