Snap, snap, claw, claw, save.  That’s The Save Vulture Dance.  Sing it like it’s The Electric Slide.  The save vulture is a scavenger bird.  They see weakness in others’ misfortune.  A closer goes down or struggles or gets traded and the save vulture swoops in and gnaws on the closer’s handcuff. Snap, snap, Reyes Moronta, Mark Melancon, Sam Dyson, Tony Watson, claw, claw, save.  Save vultures have trouble reproducing because they’re usually overweight guys who would prefer to listen to sports news than what the girl they’re dating is talking about. Snap, snap, Freddy Peralta, claw, claw, save. The save vulture’s claws are orange from Cheetos dust. Snap, snap, Joe Jimenez, claw, claw, save. Teams are trying to flip their closers for prospects at the trading deadline. Snap, snap, Yoan Lopez, Yoshihisa Hirano, Archie Bradley, claw, claw, save. If you can stash setup men right now, it’s advisable because over the next week closers are going to change rapidly. Snap, snap, Daniel Hudson, claw, claw, save. You may not be able to get to waivers to grab the closer replacement, so I’d forget bench bats until the trading deadline and hold some setup men in case your closers are traded. Snap, snap, Aaron Bummer, claw, claw, save. It’s especially important to make sure you have new closers coming in if you’re about to lose closers who will become setup men on contenders. Snap, snap, Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, Kyle Crick, Nick Anderson, Nick Wittgren, Craig Stammen, Chris Martin, Jose Leclerc, claw, claw, save. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Travis d’Arnaud – After watching old clips of Chris Berman, The French Terminator holds a baseball up to his mouth to make it seem like the baseball is talking, “I’ll be back-back-back-back-back.”

Danny Santana – Want a good laugh over the sadness that is ESPN? Their ownership numbers show Dannys Antana at 38.7% and Jose Peraza at 48.4%. Maybe I have too much faith in all of youse, but I don’t believe those numbers. Next year it might be time to use different ownership numbers for these Buy columns, because there’s no way Antana is owned less than Peraza.  Right? Please, help me believe in humanity.  Overheard in Philosophy 101: “I believe in humanity because Peraza can’t be owned more than Antana.”  “Is that Aristotle?” “Nah, some Grey dude on a fantasy sports website.”

Renato Nunez – On our Player Rater, Renato is a top 125 player (pitchers included); Khris Davis is ranked 276th.  “Who’s cutting onions?”  A quote by Khris Davis owners.

Marwin Gonzalez – I’ve mentioned this before, but it was about a month ago and most of youse are stoned, so it bears repeating. I’ve owned Marwin in a 12-team, mixed league for about two months (minus, I think, an IL stint), because he’s in a great lineup and he has eligibility everywhere. It is so helpful to be able to replace anyone on my team. I hear ya, wiseguy, but my team is actually in 1st place, so you can put that shade on a lamp.

Tommy Edman – I’ll admit that sometimes I don’t get to everyone every day. I try to self-edit around 2,000 words, and it’s especially hard if a guy isn’t hitting home runs. With that said (Grey’s got more!), Edman is on a 20/20 pace over the course of 162 games. Will he get there? Not unless the Cards play any extra-inning game that goes 45,000 innings, but Edman has been sneaky valuable for deep leagues.

Luis Urias – Here’s what I said when he was called up, “Urias had 19 HRs, 7 SBs and a .315 average in Triple-A, which is basically what I’d expect from him in the majors. That’s how things work now. Or at least until Rob Manfred dons a dress and starts screaming, ‘Laces out,’ for baseballs.” And that’s me quoting me quoting Manfred! Since I wrote that, I’ve moved off Urias a little. I still like him, but guys batting at the bottom of NL lineups are not good.

Yairo Munoz – If you just surf from hot-hitting team to hot-hitting team for the last guy on your team, you’ll prolly be fine in shallower leagues. For unstints, I just grabbed Jose Martinez, Edman and Munoz on three different teams. What’s worse that happens? I get some counting stats. The best? One of them makes me chicken cacciatore while listening to Cougs talk about Big Little Lies. Most realistic? I just move on after a week.

Luis Arraez – Falls into the Edman Trap (recently discovered fault line in Grey’s roundups) that causes some players to fall through cracks because they don’t hit homers, while doing other things well.

Anthony Santander – The 4th best hitter over the last week is Tildaddy. Number five is Santander. (Number seven is Mike Tauchman.) By the by, good way to see hot schmotatoes is to look at our 7-day Player Rater. Can see ownership numbers too to (stutterer!) see if a guy might be available in your league.

Oscar Mercado – Similarly to Antana, I don’t know how accurate these ownership numbers are that say Mercado is readily available. He’s owned in 97% of RCLs, and 33% of ESPN leagues? Really? Does Klarabell own 10,000 leagues to fill his virtual trophy case and not own Mercado anywhere?

Alex Dickerson – If Mercado was similar to Antana, Dickerson is similar to Munoz. G’s up on the Aints (and Jung Ho’s down.)

Manuel Margot – I get the sneaky suspicion that the Padres are going to be trading an outfielder at the deadline, so Margot will be an everyday outfielder for the rest of the tear. Call it a hunch.  *phone rings* “Hello? Yes, this is Grey. You’re the Society of Big Brothers and Big Osteoporosisters? Did I say hunch? Um…I might’ve.  I’ve been canceled? Aw geez.”

Reynaldo Lopez – Rey-Lo was an Armtrooper in last year’s 2nd half, and the First Order of business is trying to find Star Waivers pickups. *coughs* Nerd! *coughs*

Steven Matz – I’ve lost faith in Matz’s season-long potential, but this is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to GrubHub.

Felix Pena – This is also a Streamonator call.  “I don’t want food. I was hoping to order a deliveryman to come by my house to chat.”

SELL

Mike Trout – Nope, have nothing bad to say about Trout ever, so don’t think this is going to be that.  By saying I’d sell Trout, I’m saying I’d sell anyone this week in redrafts.  Trade deadlines are barreling towards us like we’re a gorilla and this is Donkey Kong.  You need to win this year.  Not next year (well, maybe next year too), not last year (hopefully last year, but nothing we can do about that now).  You need to win if it means trading away one of the top players of all-time.  If you need pitching, saves and a middle infielder, you know how much Trout’s doing for you?  I’m holding up a sign that reads, “Nothing,” like I’m in an INXS video.  Would I trade Trout for swimming lessons with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken?  No, but I would explore options. If you need it, we have the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer for you.

  1. Keeks says:
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    Reading this from the beach, even on vacation I can’t quit you Grey!

    1) Miley or Gallen for QS and k/9 league

    2) My leagues playoffs are 2 weeks per matchup and go Sept 2-29 (not thrilled). Do you think Joey Gallo is back and makes an impact by then?

    3) Vlad/Paddack or Greinke in QS and K/9 league?

    Thanks and enjoy your weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Gallen 2. Maybe in the middle of it, would move on 3. Hmm…Vlad, but apples/oranges

      • 183414 says:
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        Miley’s been fine all year and on a much better team. Would have a tough time dropping him for a Marlin where wins are hard to come by, and won’t his innings be closely monitored ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, Miley is who he is… Galen’s got some allure

      • Keeks says:
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        Thanks amigo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  2. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Grey!

    SON loves Urquidy. Start him in an RCL?

    If you could only pick two RPs from your opening paragraph, which 2?

    Thanks! You’re the titzslinger!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Urquidy

      Hmm… Chris Martin and Peralta right now, but Peralta is risky

      Otto Titslinger!

  3. Fred says:
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    Yasmany Tomas is being called up to the DBacks tonight. Is he worthy of picking up? If so, should I drop Eaton or Will Smith (catcher) for him? I have Realmuto BTW

    Also – How would you rank the ROS from best to worst – Disco, Canning, Gausman, Urquidy, Lamet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Yasmany for now

      Gausman, Disco, Urquidy but fluid

  4. Yu says:
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    You starting CHanderson vs the Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who

      • baby seal says:
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        *lol emoji* lolllllllllll

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Yu says:
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            Chase Anderson

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Would not start him

  5. Bi says:
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    My current closers

    Giles
    Rogers
    Room
    CMART

    What the the chances everyone except CMART gets moved by next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who Room is

      • baby seal says:
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        Jesus, you’re on a roll!! Romo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unscramble Champ, baby seal!

          • baby seal says:
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            baby seal crushes 4-letter words lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ncie!

              • Bi says:
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                Romo*

              • baby seal says:
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                now you’re just pulling on my fnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 10% chance

  6. baby seal says:
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    Great content!!

    How do you get Anime Grey to do the eye-rolling thing when he makes a sarcastic comment, like when he said it took twice as long to ship Inner Peace because it came from China?

    Cracks me up every time lol. And the music when it goes higher-pitch and fun sounding, so good!! haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, baby seal! Animators do the animation, so not sure… They do a great job tho! Appreciate your appreciation!

      • baby seal says:
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        Appreciate the appreciation for my appreciation.

        Happy Friday G, bout to head for da beach, where the baby seal belongs!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Enjoy the beach!

  7. William Hung says:
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    12th comment!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      16th! (This won’t age well)

      • William Hung says:
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        Like Benintendi has not aged well this season. With regards to your Buy/Sell this week, I’ve been contemplating filling my roster with the following players: Lugo, Nick Anderson, as well as anyone else CloserMonkey deemed as a Buy+ in their post ASB articles. Here is my roster

        C- Contreras
        1B- Bellinger
        2B- Lourdes Jr. (might cut for Hiura)
        3B- Kingery
        SS- Lindor
        OF- Betts, Alvarez, Laureano
        UTIL- Story
        B- Benintendi, Dahl
        DL- Mondesi

        SP- Lynn, Hendricks, Urquidy, Marquez, Archer, Flaherty
        RP- Givens, Hendriks, Martin, Neris, Holland

        I have a waiver move pending with dropping Urquidy for Tanaka. In terms of my bats/pitchers, who would you say my first drops are for these speculative SAGNOFers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Urquidy, Holland

          • William Hung says:
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            So keep stashing 2 bench bats?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hate to drop those 2

      • baby seal says:
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        I almost said 1st because there weren’t any comments when I first clicked on the page. And then I was like, who am I kidding, and I got to comment on this Anime Grey vid anyways!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, you’re a good seal, baby seal

  8. Yes says:
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    Walkens swimming lessons are him, with megaphone, reciting “stroke…stroke…stroke…”

    Wagners are slightly less helpful and involve copious amounts of alcohol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  9. TBunz says:
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    Glasnow droppable for sure now? Probably been for a while now…he’s just eating up an IL slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, drop him

  10. Slimcompoop says:
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    Your Yacht Rock Song-of-the-Day is “Never Be The Same” by Christopher Cross. If you actually read the lyrics to the song, you might neither, but alas “Never Be The Same” is ‘soooooo yachty’ when we actually dive into the criteria of what constitutes a quintessential Yacht Rock song.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yzK8tSluYA

    (1) There are so many inappropriate and cringe-worthy lyrics I’m not sure where to begin. Let’s start with the touching, so much touching. Ew, Christopher! Multiple references that “No one will ever touch me that way, the way that you did that very first day.” Then has several play(s) on words like “Love never FEELS the way that it should”, or, “Now nothing either of us can say or do, can change the way you FEEL tonight.” We’re not done yet…then there’s the “I’ll live alone and hide myself behind my tears” verse repeated over and over. I get that it’s a “love” song, but who says that if they’re not a closet creeper?

    (2) Of course there’s a relationship going on in this song. I don’t what type of relationship occurred, but apparently it’s over now but there was a lot of touching. Moving on.

    (3) Alas…our first random instrument solo in the middle of a Yacht Rock song! This won’t be your last. The song is blissfully moving along and then at the 2:35 mark we have a random thirty second electric guitar solo. I have two competing theories as to why a majority of Yacht Rock songs have these solos: (1) Amidst all the musically unchallenging songs these artists are churning out, it’s to remind them as to why they wanted to be a musician in the first place; or (2) They just need a break to refill their mai tai. It’s probably both.

    (4) You don’t have to dig far to find obscure instruments used in “Never Be The Same” (See #3 above). We got a xylophone and then there’s some weird knocking noise that sounds like woodpecker.

    (5) The only thing this Yacht Rock classic is missing is a maritime reference which is disappointing.

    4/5 Yachts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is awesome! Seriously, love these… Woodpecker and a Mai Tai break — HA! As the kids say, this song f*cks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, since I only click on Youtube bc of your links, my Suggested For You’s are so crazy

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Mine are all f*cked as well. They’re making “mix’s” based off of Benny Mardones for me. No thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, exactly

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            This might be able to fix your Youtube “suggestions”…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hey have you heard new Chance?

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                A little bit… “Bad Idea”, “Slide Around”, and “Do You Remember”. Just get the stuff they play on XM. It’s good-ish.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, nice

                  • Slimcompoop says:
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                    Have you listened to the whole album? I have not. Just have heard a handful of songs.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, not yet, will prolly next week

  11. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank for ROS — Paddock (innings limit issue?); Gausman; DeScafini. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  12. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Who do you sit?

    Soto ($19) vs LAD Ryu
    Rosario ($15.6) @ CHW Cease
    Pham ($29.4) @ TOR Waguespack
    Meadows ($31.8) @ TOR Waguespack
    Moustakas ($27.5) vs CHC Hendricks
    Alvarez ($13) @ STL Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

      • William Hung says:
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        Gotta treat Yordan as a DH – probably only a pinch hitter @ NL parks – plus it gives the Astros an excuse to rest his knee

  13. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Ha, save vulture, nice!! Love these columns, thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      A!so, swimming lessons with Wagner and Walken was hilarious. Cold blooded but Hilarious!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

  14. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto w QS, no W – which side do you like:

    Luis Castillo/Happ/Jimenez or Ponce

    for

    Bauer/Gausman/HUNTA Strickland

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  15. knucks says:
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    Snap snap, David Phelps, claw claw

    Snap snap, Andres Munoz, claw claw

    Snap snap, Your Mom, claw claw

    Snap snap, Hunter Strickland, claw claw

    Snap snap, Keone Kela, claw claw

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Munoz is going to get a chance. There’s no way the Padres are going to hold onto Yates at the deadline.

  16. Dane says:
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    H2H points league. Single 1, Double 2, etc. RBI 1, Run Scored 1, SB 2

    Pick 1 ROS:

    M. Semien, P. DeJong, D. Swanson, J. Villar, T. Anderson, A. Rosario, D. Fletcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  17. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Christian Walker is only 24% owned in ESPN. What his ownership on fantrax if you don’t mind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure off hand

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Also can I borrow 5 bucks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That I can do for you as soon as I figure out Venmo

          • Ivanmakebasket says:
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            Ok I just sent you the request

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Ivanmakebasket says:
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                I was going to reply “also I’m standing in your front yard”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Joke’s on you, I’m out to lunch!

                  • Ivanmakebasket says:
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                    Lovely couch you have!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks! It’s a watercouch!

                    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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                      Haha

  18. EB says:
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    Hey Grey, so I’m in a 10 team HTH OBP and QS league. My O is riddled with injuries C Sanchez on the DL, Domingo DTD, and I’m waiting on Correa and Tim Anderson to return. My question is would you add a C like D’Arnaud, Smith or Posey or would I be better off to just eat the C spot until Sanchez returns and add a bat: Sano, Franmil, Soler, Odor and Renfroe are all available. Thanks in advance. If it helps this is my roster:

    C Sanchez(DL no spot)
    1B Freeman
    2B/1B/3B Muncy
    SS/2B/3B Baez
    3B Ramirez
    OF Yelich
    OF Meadows
    OF Laureano
    UTIL Domingo(DTD)
    UTIL Correa(DL)
    UTIL OF Buxton
    Bench SS T. Anderson (DL no spot)
    Bench (empty)

    SP Buehler
    SP Soroka
    SP Clevinger
    RP Diaz(DTD)
    RP I.Kennedy
    RP C.Martinez
    RP Isglesias
    RP K.Jansen
    SP E Rod
    SP Sonny Gray
    SP M.Boyd
    DL SP Kluber
    DL SP Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Soler

      • EB says:
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        Thanks, just picked him up. On a side note, as my roster gets healthier(fingers crossed) out of the following available injured or demoted pitchers, who do you like and in what order? McKay, Folty(in AAA), Wood, Weaver, Hill(IL)? Thanks again, have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wood, McKay

  19. KCC26 says:
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    Losing Riley for Sano? (12 team H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  20. 183414 says:
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    Surprised you suggested Will Smith over Alfaro for R.O.S. Alfaro hasn’t hurt either of the 2 teams I drafted him. You’d have to give me a strong reason to drop him, as my teams are doing very well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he’s been fine, but upside play isn’t terrible

      • 183414 says:
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        Didn’t say you were wrong, just surprised as you’ve been an Alfaro guy (I have no regrets). I’ll be bidding on Smith and D’Arnaud tomorrow for Ramos. Wieters has been hitting, and Molina not coming back so soon, so I’d prefer to drop Ramos.
        Just don’t think $5 gets either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  21. C says:
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    Yo Grey – enjoyed all your pieces this week. I am 6 points out of first in my 12 team 6×6 (holds and obp with 1250 IP cap)Yahoo league. Biggest area for improvement is saves, but I’ve tried for weeks to trade for a closer with no luck. Fortunately traded my Mondessi for Rendon right before Mondessi hit the DL as I have a big margin on SB. Anyway, with the trade deadline approaching I’m trying to decide if I should sell off a big bat to chase saves, but it it’s tight in all the offensive categories and I don’t want to give up ground there. Would you look to shake things up based on my roster below or ride things out and hope for the best?

    C – J. McCann
    1B – M. Olson
    2B – M. Moustakas
    3B – A. Rendon
    SS – J. Polanco
    LF – Y. Alvarez
    CF – C. Bellinger
    RF – C. Yelich
    Util – S. Ohtani
    Util – A. Benintendi
    Bench – P. DeJong
    Bench – A. Riley
    Bench – G. Lux

    SP – S. Bieber
    SP – M. Soroka
    SP – E. Rodriguez
    SP – Y. Chirinos
    RP – J. Harder
    RP – L. Jackson
    RP – E. Pagan
    P – R. Pressly
    P – A. Swarzak
    DL – C. Kluber
    DL – B. Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly your team look pretty solid as it is… small tweaks, unless this is a keeper, Riley and Swarzak are whatever

      • C says:
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        Thanks, Grey! I can close the gap if my bats do their part and I get a few good starts from Kluber and Snell. Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

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          You too!

  22. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    I’m in a 10 team, H2H, redraft, standard 5×5 category league. I’m in first most of the season and mostly planning for the playoffs. I just lost Mondesi which is devastating. Do you make any moves?

    1. Do you like odor over Luke Voit, Scott Kingery, or Amed Rosario?

    2. Do you like any of these pitchers over Griffin Channing? If you like more than one of these guys over him, how do you rank them for waivers?
    Michael Pineda, Asher Wojciechowski, Jose Urquidy, Kevin Gausman, Chase Anderson, Tyler Beede, Anthony Desclafani

    3. Who are the top 3 handcuffs that you think should be owned from your main write up?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Amed 2. I’d try Gausman or Urquidy, depends how he does tonight tho… 3. Martin, Freddy, Yoan

  23. gargamel04 says:
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    Loosely tied to the closer talk, I’m currently being accused of collusion for trading Ian Kennedy for Jon Gray. Admittedly, the purpose of the trade is to help my trade partner catch two contending teams in saves and I consider Gray to be borderline droppable. Is that collusion and should that trade be vetoed?

  24. sal says:
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    which lineup do you like more from here on out .. grandal bell d santana machado bogaerts laureano yelich bryant tatis dahl.. l gurriel mondesi on the dl or conteras alonso j ram sarez k marte betts jd martinez benitendi ohatani altuve i have the first hitting lineup and im competing neck and neck with the other guy.. just trying to see if i need to improve more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty even, I’d take yours

  25. toolshed says:
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    Schoop out again today. Did arraez take his job and do you prefer arraez over schoop ros? When schoop has played arreaz has hit 6th or 7th with schoop hitting 8th. Obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think he might’ve lost his job to Arraez

  26. schloofy says:
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    Great post, so funny. “Jung Ho’s down”? The frequency and variety of pop culture references is just, like a gift that keeps on giving. Except I pay for it.

    Crazy trade just went down in my 6×6 12-team dynasty league. Team A is in contention this year. Team B is rebuilding.

    Team A gets
    Bieber (7)
    Eloy (6)
    AJ Pollack (23)
    Robbie Ray (18)
    Au Schizz (46)

    Team B gets
    Julio Urias (10)
    Zac Gallen (8)
    Mookie (33)
    Jose Ramirez (23)
    Snell (14)

    What do you all think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      re: trade — I’ve seen worse, team giving away Snell, gave a way a lot

  27. Jason says:
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    Would you own Reynaldo Lopez for upside over Plesac?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both are upside plays… I’d go Plesac prolly for right now

  28. Curious George says:
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    How worried are you about scherzers new back injury? Dtd at the moment but i have a trade prop out to get him. Do I need to pull back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, pull back

      • Curious George says:
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        Unfortunately the guy accepted as I was typing that first comment. I liked it until I saw the injury. It was laureano, domingo Santana, and darvish for scherzer… what do you think of a mri plus stem cell injection? Says he hasn’t been ruled out for his next start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully he’s okay, water under bridge at this point… I wouldn’t trust him, but too late for that

  29. Timmy O'Toole says:
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    In a 12-team weekly H2H keeper league, which side do you prefer? Team B is making a playoff push and needs pitching, Team A is in win-later mode.

    Team A: Torenado
    Team B: Corbin, Berrios, M. Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Torenado, it’s fair…I could see either side tho

  30. Micah says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey! Could you rank/tier those potential closers you recommend stashing in the intro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Freddy, Yoan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could change 3 times in the next hour too

      • Micah says:
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        Ha…seriously!

        I guess I should also mention that Melancon, Hirano, Bradley, Gsellman, Wittgren are the only ones available in my league in case you can tier those guys. I’ve got Hudson, Crick, and Anderson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hirano, Wiitgren for now

          • Micah says:
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            You’re the man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                But Start K. Hendricks at MIL, Pineda @ CWS, and Woj at LAA?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  None are great, but I’d start Woj, Pineda

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    wonder why Hendricks doesnt pitch well on the road this year

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Most pitchers are better at home

  31. ROL says:
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    Would you rather have Travis d’Arnaud or Garver ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  32. MrBaseball says:
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    Andrew Cashner Bos – SP I have an 7.00 era will he make it worst if I start him

    the team I am playing has an 8.00 era

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I wouldn’t touch Cashner

  33. Steve says:
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    Dodgers call up Smith to bench him immediately. #smrtbaseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw that, ridiculous

  34. Pa says:
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    Ya holding Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  35. Trader says:
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    Have to drop a bat for a holds guy in my 12 teamer, h2h league. My playoff spot in early Sept looks fairly secure so my focus is on that month’s lineup.

    1. Who’s the drop?
    2. Who’s the RP add for holds….Lugo, Morgan, Buttrey, Petit, Martin

    Omar
    Hoskins, Bryant, Moose
    Trea, Albies, Segura
    Acuna, Soler, Laureano, Braun,
    Kole, Santander, Renato

    Sale, Morton, Bieber, Berrios, Castillo, Paddack, Yonny, Lucchesi (I am listing my SPs cuz I am so proud of them LOL. Got Morton for J Turner and Sale for Ramos and C Santana)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole — Petit

  36. Special Ted says:
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    Dynasty question. 12 team Yahoo 6×6 OBP/QS.

    Which side wins?
    Paddack ($3)/Eloy ($4)
    OR
    Vladdy, JR ($8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  37. Jd says:
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    Following your epic disaster of a spiral in the Yahoo friends and family league Grey, boy I cant see how you win anything if thats how you run a team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  38. Troy says:
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    Desperate times… very desperate… Like last call at the bar and the only “lady” left is Gladice, her glass eye, peg leg, beard, fupa and 50 years of experience.

    Who do I fill the void with at CI now that Gallo is on the shelf? Happ, Travis Shaw, Alemedys Diaz, or just drink more until the bouncer throws me out on street?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Drink? I guess try Shaw

  39. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    HAppy Friday. Would you drop Dinelson Lamet for Wojciechowski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Yes, drop Lamet for Woj

  40. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Wojo is starting tonight vs LAA in Anaheim. Start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks as always buddy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Would you start Paxton tonight vs Boston?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Would you start K. Hendricks at MIL, Pineda @ CWS, and you said start Woj at LAA

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  None are great, but I’d start Woj, Pineda

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    confused why Hendricks is pitching so bad on the road

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Milwaukee is a bad park

  41. Arraez, Urias, or Edman at 2B? Where does Isan Diaz fit if he gets the call? Thanks Pal!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias, Arraez….depends where Diaz is hitting in the order… He hits in top 3rd, he might be #1

      • Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Cohen says:
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    Grey, who to replace Yordan with?
    Cory Dickerson
    Ian Happ
    Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For good? None of these guys

      • Cohen says:
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        I hear ya, spot start

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, try Happ

  43. toolshed says:
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    Austin riley benched again. Do you approve cutting him in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I cut him

  44. ferris says:
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    Does anybody ever say “Greyt write-up”? or am I 12 years too late?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, some do

  45. OddBall Herrera says:
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    Your post this morning actually made me reevaluate my opinion on Sano. I usually dismiss him as one of those guys who goes ice cold the moment you decide to pick him up, but his numbers are comparing pretty favorably to when he was destroying all humans a few years ago.

    That being said, there is no way in hell I’m picking up Danny Santana. That guy has garbage plate discipline and he’s surviving off of a HR/FB rate 2.5 times his career. And dingers aren’t something to write home about this year. Ben Revere would hit 20 in this environment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, fair enough on Antana, but there’s no reason to not own a guy while hot

      • Oddball Herrera says:
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        Sure – who knows, maybe he can join the great pantheon of Twins players who suddenly became awesome after going somewhere else.

        In that pantheon, David Ortiz has a big beard and wields lightning, while Eduardo Escobar is his jilted spouse who turns the objects of his attention into various farm animals. Aaron Hicks is there too but I’m going to let this metaphor die at this point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, awesome

  46. Hip hip jorge says:
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    In a Saves and holds league are you trying to sell Giles pre mlb deadline deal or trusting that if he ends up somewhere else he becomes solid source of holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll get saves or holds somewhere

  47. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Not one mention of trout in the comments. I think the audience is starting to tune out the buy/sells. As the great jay z once said…

    https://youtu.be/9-nXSql8nZo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  48. toolshed says:
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    Is schoop droppbable in a 14 team league? He hasnt been playing much and is on the bench again today. Would you cut him for arraez? Obp league

    • toolshed says:
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      Sorry didnt see your earlier response. Discard

  49. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Stop it scherzer is going to the DL again haha cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  50. DonnieB says:
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    Stripling or Gallen ROS?

    Margot or Odor for a DH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen…Odor

      • DonnieB says:
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        Thanks and have a great weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  51. krazyivan says:
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    I have 5 players being sat today on my H2H team! The worst is Carlos Santana getting scratched literally right after the 7:05 games locked. Whatever could go wrong has gone wrong all season with this team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

      • krazyivan says:
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        It’s ok-My two favorite players on the team, Betts & Dahl, have gone deep.

        Now if I can get Lucchesi to pitch lights out at home vs Giants then I’m stoked.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You and me both!

  52. FrankGrimes says:
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    Mookie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You see the email I sent you?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Hahaha NICE!
        That’s better than the time Shannon Sharpe blocked me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  53. krazyivan says:
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    Michael Conforto has some crazy splits.
    Walk rates by month:
    March/April: 17.1%
    May: 16.5%
    June: 9.2%
    July: 5.7%

    Take a wild guess when the concussion happened…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he don’t seem right

  54. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sleeper or bust post for Senzel in 2020?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bust if anything, he can’t stay on the field

  55. Alex says:
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    Paxton got rocked. I remember someone posted about Paxton having anxiety issues before big games? I searched it and never saw anything. Anybody hear anything related?

    Nonetheless, I benched him against this hot Boston offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what someone said the other day, I never heard that before

  56. William Hung says:
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    Looks like the Diamondbacks are going with Holland for the save. Bradley and Lopez used in 7 and 8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Holland worked out about as well expected

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeeeeppppp – kept him on my bench in this one – not sure where in the SAGNOF I should go with swapping out Holland. Best backup right now is probably Lugo of all the SAGNOFers

        As of this writing, it’s looking like we’ll get an answer tonight with the Rangers up 4-2. I’m hoping it’s Coldplay Chris Martin with the SV

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Martin it is!

  57. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Gallen or Reynaldo Lopez ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

      • Russ says:
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        One more quick one.

        Odor or Luis Urias ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odor

  58. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    In a 6×5 league with Hits and Avg. as separate cats how would you rank Sano, G. Cooper, Fletcher, and Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Odor, Sano

  59. Dan Miller says:
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    Searching for bats, got solid pitching. 5×5 12-team. Was offered LeMahieu and Yordan for Morton and Will Smith. Trade analyzer doesn’t like it but…eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  60. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 h2h including ops. Who do you like ros at catcher, Christian Vazquez or Will Smith? I read Dave Roberts said William Smith will get the lions share of starts. I know you can never trust Roberts, but just passing along what I read. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

      • Charlie says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. Dancin Homer says:
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    Most/ all of the above setup guys are available in my league as well as R. Elias.

    I see in a previous comment you loosely ranked Martin 1st of the bunch;

    Does that still hold true?

    Where would you put Elias in that mix?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin got the save last night… Strickland’s returning

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey;

        I picked up Martin this morning.

        Follow-up question; would you drop Calhoun to pick up Will Smith (even though I have Realmuto as my starting catcher) to use as trade bait since the position is basically a barren wasteland.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  62. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 tm AL only dynasty

    Would you give up Eduardo Rodriguez ($1) for Forrest Whitley and Chance Sisco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  63. Trader says:
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    1. Kole or Senzel? Hard to believe I am asking this since I have never been of fan of Calhoun. He does have similar stats to Soler and Renato and they have been great pickups for me. I guess my patience with Senzel is paper thin right now since he is off the field so much.

    2. Better stash for early September playoffs?
    Snell, Salazar, Betances (holds league), Hill (blister league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Senzel 2. Meh, prolly none, can try Snell

  64. William Hung says:
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    James Paxton was just dropped after his poor start last night – is he a better waiver claim than Tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, prefer Paxton

      • William Hung says:
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        I think a combo of Paxton + Hendricks/Fiers is the way to go with pitching the way it is this year…

  65. bobbo says:
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    Whelp, both Urquidy and Plesac performed well so I’m thinking of dropping G Holland instead to activate Fried. I have Kennedy, Neris, Iglesias, Giles for saves and Holland has sucked and closer role is now in question. Drop him for fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, drop Holland

  66. The Great Knoche says:
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    Still trying to upgrade pitching staff in keeper league. What side you like in this. Next years values listed. 10 team keeper 6×6 with OBP and Holds as extra categories.

    $30 Betts
    $30 DeGrom
    $18 Puig

    $22 Bryant
    $22 Correa
    $18 Ozuna

    If I make it who would you drop Flaherty or Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

      Lynn

  67. Trader says:
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    Last 30 days, Soler has a 17% walk rate. Filing that under things I thought I would never see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, true

  68. Metric Man says:
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    Assume Jo-Ram plays out the last two months they close to the way he has in July, would you rather have him or Soto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

      • Metric Man says:
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        Are you betting he does play near July levels ROS? I think he will.

        Was going to offer Soto for him since I have 5 OF for three OF slots and 2 UTIL slots (Yelich, Acuna, Springer, Rosario, Soto)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hit .330+? No, I think he’s a .260 hitter give or take — He can hit same # of HRs as Soto and steal many more bases tho… So he can be better

          • Metric Man says:
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            Yeah…I was referring to the counting stats.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then, yup, Jo-Ram can be better

              • What's A Drexl? says:
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                CLE’s been scoring FAR more runs for say last monthish than earlier in year. mercado, lindor healthy, j-ram hitting, no more utter bums like hanram or cargo 1, r.perez doing far better than ever in his life etc. naquin’s even been good for a few weeks at least now too. j-ram’s counting stats should remain good if this continues relative to april/may.

  69. JC says:
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    Weekly checkup with Dr. Grey. Good news is that my team has vaulted from 11th place to 4th over the past month in my 12 teamer, h2h league. Traded overachieving bats for Sale and Morton backfilling with Renato, Santander, Kole. Surely not sustainable, but fun for now! What changes would you make here?

    Best on wire: Piscotty, Senzel, Yandy, Cron, C Walker.
    Holds league, ratios matter: Petit, Martin, Morgan, Minter

    Omar
    Hoskins, Bryant, Moose
    Trea, Segura, Albies
    Acuna, Laureano, Soler, Santander, Braun
    Util: Renato
    Bench: Kole…play versus right handlers, when Braun sit
    IL: Eloy.
    SP. Sale, Morton, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchesi, Yonny.
    RP. Lugo, Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel over Kole

  70. Bill says:
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    Had Luchessi, Marquez, Flaherty, Plesac, Urquidy, and Wheeler going last night. All had quality games. Hopefully it’s a trend in the right direction for all these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  71. Trader says:
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    More fun facts on this sleepy Saturday:

    Player. Ave. Runs. HRs. RBI
    Rhys. .263. 51. 21. 64
    Moose. .263. 62. 26. 60
    Soler. .242. 51. 27. 72
    Calhoun. .240. 61. 23. 57
    Nunez. .254. 53. 25. 61

    Two top 50 picks versus wire scrap. Weird year indeed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is weird! Look at Khris Davis

      • Trader says:
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        Great example. I actually had been trying to pry Davis loose from his owner but now just working the wire. 30 home runs is nothing to brag about this year. I just picked comparisons from some known lumberjacks like Moose and Rhys. We can even start comparing second rounders now ….Machado, Harper, Au Shizz (hot now finally)

        Thanks for filling my morning. Enjoy the .43567 of a cent I am delivering to you!

        • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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          k.calhoun is weird to see this, i remember owning him maybe 3-4 times in at least one 14 teamer for parts of the 1st 2 months of the year and i’m fairly sure he never once HR’d nor had more than 1 hit whenever i had him (or when i started him as he was the best TRON option i had for whatever days in question)

          • Trader says:
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            No doubt he is terrible. Riding him until his inevitable 1-25 streak

            • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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              i def owned him during at least 2 of those or near it for sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am enjoying it!

          • William Hung says:
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            I love Khris Davis – he helped boost Lance Lynn last night

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  72. For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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    yep i just looked up that walken story due to seeing the new tarantino too, i didn’t know about it before.

    k.cron apparently was called up again, yet there is NO news to this effect anywhere i can find. meanwhile in my 2 yahoo dynasties i can no longer make moves while leaving him in NA slot (oh yeah these are deep enough leagues to hold him, in offseason i can shove him down to prospect list as he’s far under the at bats, but midseason we cannot add players to active roster and add them to prospect, only during offseason in both these leagues). even in fantrax he’s still go the grey minors flag (and according to yahoo he was called up 2 nights ago not last night), so maybe it’s just yahoo f’ing around here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diamondbacks might move some bats at deadline, so might open room

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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        these are leagues deep enough that when i dropped longoria in one of them he was WW”d up. i myself used FAAB to get smoak bomb when he was dropped. i could use CI guys big time. fatt adams is a very useful grab when r-zimm went down again (yet another shitty CI i dropped this year). in this one happily surprised at mancini’s year though. and j-ram picking his shit up a lot for about a month or whatever now.

  73. ellis says:
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    Who should sit next week

    Giolito v Mets
    Archer v Mets
    Hendricks @ STL

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

      • William Hung says:
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        Archer > Hendricks? Curious…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  74. RotoSlayer says:
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    Catcher question, James McCann or Will Smith? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  75. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    oh crap, i hope kirilloff and/or r.lewis don’t get tainted by the mess by being traded there for thor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  76. ThE sHiT says:
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    Got offered Paddack for Mondesi. Thats a no. But would you give up Mondesi for someone like say Nola or Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander or Nola, that order

  77. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Odor or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  78. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    i just noticed (since i never draft any closer ever before maybe at earliest pick 95 or something i didn’t notice just how badly drafting the high end closers is looking this year) that
    e.diaz (bad luck, low saves on bad team, ADP 50, right near where you might’ve been able to get say springer or kraken)
    chapman (fine, ADP 70)
    kenley (fine, 71)
    treinen (ugly pitching, lost job and probably still injured, ADP 62)
    osuna/rivero/hand (fine, 77-86)
    kimbrel (good now, but missed over half of season with not being signed, which all of us his owners this year (i mostly only have him in keepers, or i bought him at around 105-120 or so, ADP 93)
    -doolittle/hader/yates (these were all good value at 102-108, over 50 picks later than e.diaz)
    -leclerc/raisel/w.davis (bad group here at 118-125, some from bad luck (raisel, mostly), leclerc (bad timing, he’s pitching fine for a long time now, and probably isn’t closing now so they can jack up martin’s trade value, probably what they were doing with kelley before too), and just bad (wade))
    giles, k-rob, c.allen (this is the group i usually in any given year get at least one of at ADP’s 144-156, giles has actually been completely awesome, a top 3 type, but with fewer saves from being on bad team, the other 2, yuck)

    so the top 2 guys are giving back ugly value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, SAGNOF

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      kimbrel… “which of us…” his owners should’ve been more careful of him not being signed for half a season, but i only backed off with maybe 8 days left till season on that. i have him in more keepers/dynasties than redrafts though.

  79. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick the 2 streamers u like the most?
    R.Lopez vs Mets
    Fiers vs Tex
    Gallen vs Minny
    All at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Gallen

  80. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Gavin Lux or Urias? Does it matter if Kike goes on the IL….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possible on Kiké….Urias for now

  81. Hershel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Flaherty vs chc
    Gibson vs kc
    M Kelly @ mia, vs was
    Gallen vs min
    VV vs sf, vs cws

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty, Gibson

  82. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Flaherty vs chc
    Gibson vs kc
    M Kelly @ mia, vs was
    Gallen vs min
    VV

    • Herschel says:
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      Ooops, sorry about the double post.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

      • Herschel says:
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        Thanks. You seeing Once Upon a Time this weekend or not interested?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m interested but not seeing this weekend… Going to see Midsommar b4 it leaves theaters

          • Herschel says:
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            Curious what you think. I didn’t get all the buzz about Hereditary….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh I loved Hereditary… walking into midsommar now

  83. krazyivan says:
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    Joc Pederson is batting 8th vs the Nats. Washington is using a lefty (Grace) opener before a righty (Ross) middler.

    I could swap out Pederson for Christian Walker who faces Yamamoto in Miami.

    A third option could be Bryan Reynolds who faces Matz in NY but that one is risky seeing I don’t know yet if Carlos Santana will play tonight.

    I’m leaning Joc, but could see trying Walker who sluggs it well on the road. Who would you start?

    • krazyivan says:
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      Looks like Carlos Santana is not getting on the bus again tonight.

      Bench one:
      Pederson @ Washington (lefty opener/righty middler)

      Reynolds @ Mets (Matz)

      Walker @ Miami (Yamamoto)

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Joc

  84. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    if we keep 5 hitters (other than 2 OF max no more than 1 each at any other position, DH counts) and 4 pitchers (at least 1 RP) in 14 team h2h with OPS, OBP over AVG, hits, QS, holds added dropping riley for lamb here yet?
    C DTD’ arnaud
    1B goldy (K)
    2B schoop a doop
    3B chavis (1-3B)
    SS treat urner (K)
    MI semien (SS)
    CI jelly donut (1B)
    LF brantley (maybe keeper? wasn’t before, i could’ve last year, but just dropped and drafted earlyish)
    CF kingery (3B/SS)
    RF puig
    OF pence (LF/RF)
    util otani (could keep the hitter or pitcher version, this year i kept the pitcher to have more hitters, then attacked draft early with SP)
    BN: riley (3B/LF), JBJ (CF)
    DL: stanton (LF/RF, K), andujar (probably no longer a keeper was going into this year barely over muncy, that didn’t turn out well so far), molina, kiermaier
    SP (max 12 starts per week): yarbrough, price, bieber (K), ryu (K), gibson, mckay (both i have), wheeler, urquidy, carmart (in SP slot)
    RP (5 max): giles, kimbrel (K), rogers, britton, dyson
    DL: r.hill

    1. keep otani as pitcher or hitter (if hitter i’d i suppose keep brantley or puig also, if pitcher i’d be thinner at SP and couldn’t keep any of wheeler, mckay). if otani kept as pitcher i’d keep one of brantley/puig and somebody else (kingery probably).

    2. drop riley for lamb? riley sure looked like a keeper here before (over andujar at 3B) but now he’s playing 1/3 of the time so they can get ender’s game in there, which is just silly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why can’t you hold? Markakis was just injured for at least 4 weeks, Riley might see more PT

      • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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        oh yeah, forgot about that, yet he’s off for the 3rd day in a row today, and 4th out of 5.

        • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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          and it’s not a lefty, depthcharts shows duvall as the lefty side guy, but he’s playing over riley today against a righty

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Maybe they’re seeing what they have in Duvall, which is a Quad-A OF

            • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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              yes and in a far larger sample size than riley’s knowing that much.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah

  85. Bats says:
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    If you had to cut one in a points league, who would you cut?

    Didi
    Dannys Antana
    Domingod
    Segura
    Hiura
    Laureano

    One of these is serving as my bench bat at the moment, but I’m considering dropping one to pickup another streamer. Here’s the rest of my hitters

    Let terminator
    Bellinger
    Muncy
    Bryant
    Dahl
    Trout

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      didi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Eli

  86. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Being offered Mike Minor for Hiura is nothing to get excited about, is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  87. DonnieB says:
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    I have a chance to receive Caleb Smith for a closer? How would the following according to how you would offer them up—offer first to last? Will Smith, Hendriks and Giles. I know it’s a tough week to make that call. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, Smith, Hendriks, that order

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Does this mean Giles is best or worst?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Giles is worst — the best to offer

        • The Harrow says:
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          when you asked what order you should try to sell them, he’s answering for your benefit, so you’d try to move them in that order (likely giles first since he’s most likely to be traded and no longer close). smith also has that possible issue.

  88. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Two under-achievers – Dahl or Benitendi?

    • The Harrow says:
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      dahl, the guy with the .868 OPS and over .34 RBI + runs per at bat guy, underachieving. 89th per game on the razzball 12 team season player rater. dahl over tendi i’d do for redrafts, been far better thusly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  89. Blue Devil says:
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    ROS

    James McCann or Travis d’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  90. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Voit for Ray or Boyd? Could potentially keep Voit in the 9th round next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd or Ray, that order

      • Herschel says:
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        Enjoy the flick!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Terrible

          • Herscbel says:
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            Really?? No bueno?

          • Herschel says:
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            Really?? No bueno?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So bad

  91. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    this is b.s. on a whole new level. if you were minor how would you even keep a straight face when a coach tells you this:
    “Rangers’ skipper Jeff Bannister indicated that he didn’t want Minor to take the hill until after the trade deadline, so he didn’t have to deal with all of the rumors and rumblings that have been going on.”

    can we get just one coach here who refuses to spout the GM’s noise comments like this. just come out and say “GM is shopping him and we’d lose value if he got hurt in his next start”. just one time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is such nonsense

  92. AUFan says:
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    hey, quick trade question for you before the deadline tonight. 14 team dynasty points league.. his yu darvish for my forrest whitley. what side do you like? Thank you for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yu

  93. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Goldy. Bloody hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        And Matz. Thanks SON!

        Already dropped him to grab another streamer – you think he can be more than a streamer the rest of the way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  94. William Hung says:
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    Are we all running to pick up Nick Anderson with Romo on the move to the Twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • William Hung says:
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        Ok – hopefully the SAGNOF gods cooperate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • William Hung says:
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            Doesn’t seem like Nick Anderson is the closer if he’s pitching in the 8th of a 4 run game

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

  95. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,’

    I just lost Markakis (broken wrist). Would you pick up Josh VanMeter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks again buddy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  96. William Hung says:
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    HIURA!!!! I was about to sonnavabench/drop a comment about Lourdes Jr. but Hiura comes through in the clutch to win the game and help my H2H team cause my opponent has Kimbrel

    FYI – I dropped Lourdes for Nick Anderson with the hope that Hiura continues his hot stretch when news of the Romo trade broke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  97. Max says:
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    Nice game for the Fresh Prince. Does his performance make you consider him over the terminator?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t Travis homer today?

      • Max says:
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        He did but Smith went 3 for 3 with 6 RBI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you wanna switch them, go for it

  98. William Hung says:
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    Me thinks the Orioles got screwed by that “running out of the baseline” no call tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Orioles live in a perpetual state of being screwed

  99. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Sorry bout the C question but…
    Drop James McCann for Will Smith?

    Thanks!

    • Russ says:
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      Saw your answer to someone else asking the same question earlier this morning. You said McCann, does your answer change at all after Smith’s performance tonight?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  100. Bax says:
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    Who would you drop to activate Eloy next week, or would you drop Eloy himself?

    Segura
    Domingod
    Dannys Antana
    Hiura
    Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  101. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick the best streamer for today of these 3?
    Fiers vs Tex
    Alex Wood vs Col
    Morejon vs SF
    All at home
    Also please pick top 3 out of this bunch for next week?
    R.Lopez home vs Mets
    Lamet home vs Balt
    Canning home vs Det
    Yu at Cards
    Gallen home vs Minny
    Happ home vs Ariz

    • William Hung says:
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      What do you need? If you only need Ws and ERA/WHIP help, go Fiers as Wood and Morejon are probably more risky and unlikely to qualify for the W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

      Gallen, Lopez, Lamet

  102. William Hung says:
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    SON loves Archer today… the computer might have a glitch. I’m tied in Ws and Ls while sporting a 2.95 ERA. I’m debating whether or not to play Archer @ NYM today.

    My oppo does have 6 closers so he could still potentially have a few guys going for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t imagine owning Archer, but if I did I’d start him vs. the Mets

      • JC says:
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        Oh my! He is the worst.

  103. Cohen says:
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    Grey, drop Vanmeter or Encartie to activate Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vanmeter

  104. Box says:
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    Would you drop any of the following pitchers to stream Kelly next week? (@Mia, vs Wsh)

    C Anderson (@Oak)
    Plesac (vs Hou)
    Urquidy (@Cle)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy

  105. Huge says:
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    Didi or Segura in a points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  106. Cohen says:
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    Arraez or Urias ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Urias, I guess, but fading him

  107. JC says:
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    Need to cut one: Kole Calhoun, Eloy Jimenez or Nick Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You really don’t want to drop Kole, huh?

      • JC says:
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        Ha! Yes, this is 24 questions with two of the three names always the same! Eloy is the new variable.

        Eloy came off IL earlier than I thought. And ROS the bot has Kole above him. But of course I listen to you not the bot.

        Bot had me keep Eloy and trade Robles. So going with humans! From now on

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kole’s above Eloy prolly bc bot thinks he’s on IL

          • JC says:
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            Great to know. Thanks for that.

            I have two teams with Senzel and Kole so you got a rash this week! I even use a different name to keep my teams straight. Next week’s questions will be redundant but with new names LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  108. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Alex Wood sharp first inning. He may be perfect for this juiced ball era. Spinning that shit nice. Let’s goooooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All pitching is bad, so how bad can he be?

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Yeah, also maybe he’s great. He was is unexpectedly amazing last time he joined a new team. I can see him having a sick run.

        • Ivanmakebasket says:
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          Drop the is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be

  109. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    From mlb.com’s Trade Deadline proposals article:

    “At the moment, the Giants don’t need a thing with third baseman Evan Longoria about to return. Martin would make an excellent bullpen even better.”

    Yes, the team that routinely depends on Steven Vogt to hit cleanup, Pablo Sandoval to hit 3rd, has a run differential of -46, counts Jeff Samardzijia as a number 2 starter, and will soon see the moldering corpse of Evan Longoria’s career soon return to the lineup “don’t need a thing”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, that is hilarious

  110. Huh says:
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    Drop Didi or Segura to activate Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  111. Ty says:
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    Would you stream Al Wood @ Atl this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  112. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an NLonly keeper where I’m also playing for the win this year, Tommy Edman or Peraza? BTW, just spent the last few days in LA. I’m feeling your pain, but worse than the heat was the humidity. Hang in there. At least you’re not in the Valley where I was part of the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in the desert, it’s 115 degrees!

      I’d go Edman

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        I forgot you were there. Dry heat at least. Just got back from Israel last month where it was up to 122. That recalibrated everything when I hear folks complain about 90’s.

        • Schmohawks Bob says:
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          And I assume you’ve got rockin’ AC compared to your work space in the city. Just looking at the cup half fulll scenario.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, exactly, AC is on so I’m good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holy crap! Literally

  113. Bax says:
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    My Segura and Urquidy for his Yarobough

    Or

    My Segura and Urquidy for his Minor

    Or

    My Segura and Urquidy for his D. German

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess German, Yarbrough or Minor

      • Bax says:
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        Is that the order you would rank those 3 pitchers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  114. Mordacious Levator says:
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    ok, TB is the LAST team that needs sogard, they already have a billion guys for all positions, deepest in the IF as well (unless we really count heredia as “useful”)

    -ok, for NL only here, WTF are LAD doing not yet DL’ing the kike? does he have a holiday and can’t agree to being injured enough till like tomorrow or something. plus i thought sunday wasn’t the holy day in general for guys such as him (see i didn’t even have to say “them” there haha)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  115. Hundo says:
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    The fresh prince or le terminator

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      i’m soooo behind on these names. i loved DTD for one of them, the other i have no clue (yet it probably is just above too to see)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D’Arnaud

  116. Crazy J says:
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    Next season’s shopping list:
    Keston Hiura
    Oscar Mercado
    Shohei Ohtani
    Yordan Alvarez and/or Josh Fields
    Caleb Smith
    and probably Scott Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You making your Naughty or Nice list?

      • Crazy J says:
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        It’s my gravy list… to pour on top of my mashed potatoes and Trout!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  117. KrazyIvan says:
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    Just got into NYC. First time I’ve been here in years. Now the trick is going somewhere to eat in the Upper Westside where I can route for Mookie Betts to win my fantasy week w/o raising too much of a scene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, have fun!

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        Thanks,
        Going to the Yankees/Diamondbacks game Tuesday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

  118. letsgobravos says:
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    Top prospect Bo Bichette coming up for the Jays. .290/.358/.489 with 8 homers and 16 steals in 59 AAA games this year. What should we expect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same/similar… 5-7 HRs, 12-15 SBs, .265

  119. Russ says:
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    12 Team Categories

    Odor or Bichette?

    Thank You!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette

      • Russ says:
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        Oh wow, I wasn’t sure what your answer was going to be. I saw what your predictions were for him on the above post. The lottery ticket of Bichette just more intriguing than what we know of Odor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go lottery ticket

  120. JC says:
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    Bo or Kole? I am kidding!

    He gone when I activated Eloy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  121. William Hung says:
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    LeClerc in for the save tonight – so 1 for Chris Martin and 1 for LeClerc

    • William Hung says:
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      I <3 LeClerc – now if Betts and Benintendi can get a couple of hits I can get a solid W against my opponent

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Leclerc really nailed that save

        • William Hung says:
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          sucks he got an out though – i love seeing INF/INF for ERA/WHIP

          I can’t believe me rolling Archer out there didn’t burn me

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Whew

  122. Bats says:
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    Thinking about loosing my bench bat in order to rack up more Ks/Wins in my roto league. If you had to, who would you drop?

    Mercado
    Kingery
    Hiura
    Dannys Antana
    Domingod
    Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  123. Cunningly says:
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    Stream 1

    Lamet vs Bal, @ Lad
    Leake @ Tex
    Samardzija @ Phi
    Gio @ Oak
    Chase Anderson @ Oak
    Wojciechowski vs Tor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woj

  124. William Hung says:
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    Follow up on Nick Anderson – are you holding him or moving on to the next SAGNOF speculation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding him for now, he could still be the guy, he profiles best in that pen

  125. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Awesome write up!

    1) Are you dropping anyone to stash a potential closer?
    2) Urquidy and Asher Woj are available. Do you like them over anyone I have ?
    3) Santander, bichette, odor are free agents. Do you like them over anyone I have?

    Thanks!

    Here’s my team 10 team standard 5×5 h2h league

    C: Grandal
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: L. Gurriel
    3B: Baez
    SS: story
    MI: Danny Santana
    CI: Olson
    OF: conforto, acuña, Domingo, Soto
    Util: Ohtani, Voit
    Bench: Kingery
    DL: mondesi

    SP: Cole, clevinger, Giolito, Caleb Smith, Yarbrough, yonny Chirinos, lucchesi, Gallen
    RP: Strickland, Holland, Workman, Martin, Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d lose Holland 2. Woj over Yonny 3. Don’t see a bat to drop

  126. FrankGrimes says:
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    Can Bauer be the headline tomorrow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nah

  127. Juiced Balls Better than Juiced Players says:
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    C Garver
    1B Alonso
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acura, Springer
    UTIL E. Rosario, Soto
    BENCH DJ LeMehiue

    10 team standard 5×5 roto.

    Would you give up both DJ and Soto for Bellinger?

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