We have to talk about these London games.  They were bloody awful!  Talk about giving the pitchers a lift, but lift as in British English, as in putting the pitchers on an elevator with Droopy Dog saying, “Going down?”  This was like if The Spice Girls had a Cilantro Spice.  The Yankees used a pitcher named Hale just to troll the Brits.  They should’ve signed Ben Revere to a two-day contract, but just to have him scream at the front gates when the Brits were coming into the stadium. That would’ve been savage.  Never forget, never surrender!  Okay, now I’m just singing Corey Hart, WHO WAS CANADIAN BUT REACHED SUCCESS IN AMERICA!  Any hoo!  There was a ton of offense this weekend.  Luke Voit bongo’ed four hits on Saturday, then pulled up lame because London’s healthcare system.  The Yanks said he should be back on Tuesday, and the Brits said, “The Yanks said something.”  Aaron Judge (1-for-2, 1 run) went donking (his 7th); Aaron Hicks (2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs) said, “Dinger ain’t just the Rockies mascot,” with his 6th on Saturday; Brett Gardner (2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) elicits female-like screams from Joe Buck when he went deep for his 12th homer on Saturday; Michael Chavis stepped up for the Sawx with two dongers on Saturday because the fence was 255 feet away and 0-for-5 on Sunday; Just Dong (3-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th) introduced his new cosplay character, Dongo Magnificent; Christian Vazquez (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer) thumbed his nose up at all Protestant Vazquezes, and all pitchers got wrecked.  I mean, Rick Porcello (1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.07) and Masahiro Tanaka (2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.74) should’ve forgot their passports and never even went.  Oh well, as we know, hitters don’t need to be in London to tea off.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Luis Severino – Unable to throw off the mound. I’d be more concerned about Severino bouncing back for next year, then throwing significant innings this year.  So, you can stash him with your Klubers and Glasnows, then give a glance to see what Clevinger did when he returned.

Marcell Ozuna – Hit the IL after fracturing his middle finger.  What an FU to his fantasy owners.  Unlike Moistasskiss, most players who fracture fingers are out for a decent amount of time. I’ve begun to compile my 2nd half rankings, which will drop next Tuesday, and I’m thinking OZUNA just went from a top 50 guy to off the list. In related news, I tried to pick up Tyler O’Neill in all of my leagues, but didn’t have room in shallower ones.  O’Neill could be a decent power bat in for the Long Day’s Journey into the 2nd half.

Dakota Hudson – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER and 7 unearned runs, ERA at 3.40.  That’s like the Regression Fairies show up to a dinner party without a bottle of wine, so they go to the store to get one, fall into a series of misadventures not seen since the movie After Hours, then return with a bottle of wine two days after the party is done only to find out the host is in AA and doesn’t want the wine.

Matt Carpenter – Has started once all week. You’d think a Carpenter would make better use of a bench, but he appears to just be sitting there. Cardinals are saying Carpenter’s stomach was bothering him. I’m sure it’s from looking at his stats.

Dominic Leone – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 7.20. This was a bit of an odd case, because Carlos Martinez (2 2/3 IP, 0 ER) went for multiple innings, but that goes back to what I keep saying about why C-Mart won’t be the lone closer on the Cards.  Starting to think it will be C-Mart 50% of the time, and others filling in the rest like it’s a bad episode of Lost.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Please let him be back to April/May Paddack for just six more weeks, then he can get shut down at the end of August.

Manny Machado – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .277.  Macho, Macho Manny!

Joey Lucchesi – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Was wishing for this game to go much smoother against a poor team in Petco.  Shouldn’t have used my last wish on turning Tommy La Stella into an All-Star.

Brett Anderson – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  He threw his last start of 3 IP, 7 ER simply to see who would stick with him.  Turns out we like medium-sized Anderson, because I wasn’t sticking with him through thick and thin.

Stephen Piscotty – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. Piscotty said, “I thought it was my quad,” then the doctor started screaming, “Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!”

Matt Chapman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .270, and a single shy of the cycle.  That’s All-Star Matt Chapman.  I think, at least. I don’t pay attention to the All-Star Game rosters much.  Sandy Alcantara making it though is a fire emoji on the top of a meteor headed right for the All-Star Game.  Marlins should pitch him on the Sunday before the game, so not only is he a terrible selection, but he’ll also be unavailable.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.40.  Been saying for a week-plus that he looks broke, and I wouldn’t own him. You filling up your pity-bank for good karma? Go pick plastic straws out of dolphins’ nostrils and leave Heaney alone.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting .299.  Reading Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston entrance exam question, “Ohtani as only a hitter is greater than or equal to a top 20 hitter?”  Beads of sweat forming on forehead, gulps hard, looks at instructions, “Show your work.”  Oh cmon!

Aaron Sanchez – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.31. Aaron Sanchez should’ve been Chopped.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer.  How can you spot a hot schmotato? It’s Smoak’ing.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .233. He’s on pace for 42 homers; he’s owned in only 40% of ESPN leagues.  Have an idea for teams who have already abandoned fantasy baseball before July. If a guy is on pace for 40+ homers, he’s automatically added onto teams that haven’t made a move in a week.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  “I can’t say he’s dead for sure, but we could stick his head under water and see if there’s any bubbles–Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Eugenio moved! He’s alive!”

Raisel Iglesias – 2 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.41 and his 14th save. Earlier this year, Raisel Iglesias questioned his manager’s use of him. That is reason enough to remove him from the closer job, if the manager has a short fuse and anger issues. Enter:  David Bell.  Since Michael Lorenzen (1/3 IP, 3 ER) was used in the 6th inning, I don’t buy he’s the closer either.  David Bell is legit spiting his team by screwing over his closer with his usage.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  I know you only care about what’s going on with my teams, so I will quickly recount to you my use of Tony Disco.  He pitches well: on my bench. He pitches poorly: in my lineup.  I need Opposite George to manage my team.

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Schwarber always seems to homer during Jon Lester’s starts. Can imagine this is cause for consternation between Lester, Schwarber and Joe Buck.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and 14th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.43.  At least once a week I’m reminded that the Diamondbacks Mr. Bungled Scherzer, and traded him to the Tigers for Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson.  That would’ve been a bad trade if it were 1960 and that was JFK (because Arizona didn’t have a team then, so what was JFK gonna do? Land a man on the desert?).

Brandon Dixon – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and around his 18th homer in the last week.  Bra-Dix was in Friday’s Buy, as he was in every Buy column for the last two years, give or take two years.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  He was a Streamonator call on Saturday, and SON likes him for his next start.  If you start Pineda in any league, you have pants grapes that are much bigger than mine.

Dylan Cease – Being called up for Wednesday’s game.  We did it! We did it! We…*losing enthusiasm*…did…it? Damn, only two exclamations in and I’m already fatigued.  That captures my feelings on most rookie pitchers, if I’m being honest.  If I’m being punny, that Cease’s my feelings.  Let’s just grab one rando who happens to be his teammate.  I was excited about Giolito when he was called up three years ago, and you see how long that took?  Cease has lights-out stuff. Prospect Mike said, “The righty pairs a double-plus heater with a wipeout curve, which could play as a starter (SP2/3 ceiling). Speaking of ceilings, what if one fell on Grey? How great would that be?”  What is the meaning of this? I grabbed Cease in one 15-team mixed league, because who am I to resist rookie nookie, but I could see this going south fast for ratios.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  As I mentioned in the OZUNA blurb, currently working on my 2nd half rankings, and still not sure where I’m going to land on Giolito, but hard to picture him much lower than a top 15 starter.

J.P. Crawford – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .310, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  You can’t find a hotter schmotato in the majors. It’s not a challenge, don’t come at me with Yairo Munoz.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-5, 3 runs, and a slam (20) and legs (13), hitting .295.  Tildaddy says you can drive his car!

Noah Syndergaard – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.56, as he was activated from the IL.  No joke, I bet at some point Dr. Met is going to pop up with a diorama made of elbow macaroni and say, “So…I think I’ve figured out what’s been wrong with Syndergaard for the last year.”

Kevin Pillar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .240. Pillar is holding up the entire team, which could be why the team should be condemned and closed for renovations.

Robbie Ray – 4 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.10 vs. Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.02.  Here’s a good one for all you NERDS! Between Ray and Bumgarner, any ideas which one is ranked higher on the Player Rater?  It was Ray, and, before yesterday’s game, it wasn’t even close.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Fun fact!  Bra-Wood is not related to Bra-Dix.

Eric Thames – 1-for-2, and his 12th homer. This was a pinch-hit homer, and I usually don’t point those out, but he homered on Saturday, and, if he gets hot, he could be a top 50 player in the 2nd half. Not saying he will, but the opportunity is there.

David Dahl – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .317.  Wish to apologize for my lengthy weeks-long diatribes about him being David Dull, but I had to get him going. It’s tough love; it’s what my daddy fought me–excuse me, taught me.

Starlin Castro – 0-for-4, 3 Ks, ERA at .230. “Siri, set a reminder for me to pick up Isan Diaz.”  “Grey, a reminder has been set for you to pick up Nissan Diesel.” “Siri, I’m talking about the minor leaguer who has 18 round trippers in Triple-A.” “Calling AAA to have an 18-wheeler pick up your Nissan Diesel.”  “Siri, leave me alone.”  “Grey, there are no leaf robes in your area.”

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .255. Hit ’em up, Al-farrrrrrr-o!

Jordan Yamamoto – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.35.  Chaos everywhere. Cars have crashed into each other in the middle of the road, left there, overheating. A pimply-faced teenager runs into frame and points at the sky, screaming, “Yamamoto is crashing back to earth!”

Zach Plesac – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.61.  Another teenager rides up on his bicycle, “That’s not just Yamamoto…That’s three-fifths of the Indians’ pitching staff!”

Shane Bieber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.54. He threw 112 pitches yesterday, but they were low-stress pitches, because he kept repeating an inspirational mantra, “If I pitch well, Trevor Bauer said he will crap with the door closed.”

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.87.  Said after his last Snell-lacking that he was a buy low, and now I’m saying, samesies, if you can.

Brendan McKay – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 Ks in his 1st major league start.  I’ve gone over him a few times in the last week, and I would absolutely add him, so take the rest of this with a grain of salt, but he was not overpowering anyone on Saturday.  He induced a ton of fly ball outs, which scares me with this pinball they’re calling a baseball. It could absolutely be a small sample, since I watched one game of his. I did not come away floored by his pitching, even if Brendan McKay did the Rangers like he was walking into The Peach Pit, nodding his head as the coolest guy in the place, and everyone else was Jason Biggs doing that apple pie.

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners (0 walks), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.97. Streamonator doesn’t love him, but he has pitched well, which leaves me lukewarm, which is also what Skywalker says getting out of a spa.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .286.  Gallo said he’d like to take part in the Home Run Derby, but wasn’t invited. Joey Gallo should set up shop in the parking lot and hit home runs into the stadium.

  1. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey! Razzball! Wassup?!

    Overheard at the Olympic Stadium in London: “That bloke at the turnstile, he was a prat, right?” “Who?” “That bloke shouting, ‘The British are coming!’ over and over. Ben Revere his name is.” “Mate, that wasn’t Ben Revere….. It was Denard Span!!”

    Hope you had a good weekend despite those games. Oof. Looking forward to the ranks! Best thing about the All Star Break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — thanks!

  2. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Good morning guys, hope you had a good weekend, would you even consider sitting Yordan on a 5 game week for Lastella who has 7 games? 12 team h2h points weekly points league.

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Forgot to mention two of Yordan games are in Colo-

      Also, Dozier or Cooper this week? Thanks as always!!

      • Hinch said Yordan unlikely to start either game in Coors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? He’s not playing in Coors?

          Hmm… Then I would go La Stella

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Yordan & Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Great, thanks guys!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice report, man.

    a. Got crushed in pitching again, though McKay was just fantastic. He struck 3 in 1 inning. But Iglesias, Minter…Damn.

    b. So true on Schwarber….He has to work so hard to hit a 3-run HR too batting lead off. That is a totally moronic move to bat him lead off. Move Disgusting Daniel Descalso into the lead off (if you must use him so much) and move Schwarber to I don’t know 5th, 6th or 7th? It’s terrible to know how many grand slams he’d already have had.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 1 [Happy Canada Day!]

    Buck Privates, 1941

    [Costello is faking to be Abbott’s dummy to try and trick the crowd into buying ties.]

    Abbott: Feel that material. That’s enough. Now, friends, ordinarily this tie would sell in any
    haberdashery for a dollar and a half. But am I asking you for a dollar and a half? No. Am I asking you for a dollar? No. Am I asking you for 50c? No. All I’m asking for is 10c.

    Costello: Now wait a minute. Let me get a word in… or two.

    Abbott: Go on, go ahead.

    Costello: I’ll listen to you for a while.

    Abbott: Thanks kindly. Neighbor, how much money have you got?

    Costello: – I’ve got in the vicinity of $28.

    Abbott: – You’ve got $28?

    Costello: In the vicinity. In the neighborhood I’ve got three bucks.

    Abbott: – Then, you’ve got $3?

    Costello: – Roughly speaking.

    Abbott: – Roughly speaking?

    Costello: – When you smooth it out I’ve got a buck.

    Abbott: Then you have a dollar? You have a dollar. That’s all I want to know. The gentleman buys 10 ties.

    Man from the crowd: How can he sell ties that cheap?

    Costello: We ain’t got no overhead. We haven’t even got a license to sell these ties.

    [Lou disperses the crowd faster than a hurricane and a torrential downpour.]

    Abbott: – Feel that material. – It won’t wrinkle or fade.

    Costello: Fade, Smitty, fade…

    Abbott: What’s wrong? What’s wrong?

    Costello: The “opper-cay” is here. [Damn, 50 forcing them to run to a taxi.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Raisel is killing me too

      B. Haha

      C. Nice!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        In a H2H league I’m in, someone rage dropped Edwin Diaz. I put in a waiver to add over Kennedy even though I love Kennedy and have him on my RCL. Diaz is still okay, right? I mean physically he’s ok or is he hiding an injury? I saw he got the save yesterday so I think he’s fine.

        I lost a H2H matchup this week by 1.5 FPP – 318.5 to 317 or exactly the BB and H that Doolittle gave up. Heaney didn’t help either, nor did having Voit, Ozuna and Conforto sit or get injured yesterday. It sucks, but imagine that…I’m still alive and kicking.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Edwin

          Damn, that is a tight matchup, that sucks

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!

            Dying of Ebola in your mother’s arms sucks. Losing a matchup, not so much.

            Btw, 4 more games in the OF and Hampson qualifies in the OF in my RCL. He’s definitely raking of late.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Didn’t know that was the alternative — your H2H matchups are tough!

              Anyone in Coors is good

  4. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    12 team 5×5. only 2 DL’s so i’m wasting a pitcher slot (plus peacock) having to leave one of story/mondesi/rosario in active slot. h2h, have been a top 2 team all year mostly 1st.
    C r.perez
    1B rizzo
    2B hiura (guessing he’s a drop later too when mondesi is back)
    SS NEWMAN! (him dropped too when story is back)
    3B chapman
    OF (3) acuna, conforto, joc
    util (2) otani, alonso
    BN mondesi, dannys antana (1-2B/OF)
    DL (2): e.rosario, story
    SP: (depth badly hurt currently having to use an extra BN slot for hitting injured + peacock, still went 9-0 this week though): peacock, mckay, ryu, corbin, paddack, lucchesi, marquez
    RP: alvarado, kimbrel, hansel and gretel robles, kelley

    somebody just dropped meadows, obviously this is easy dannys antana drop for now, but when guys get healthy do i drop joc or conforto (could be both when rosario is back i guess) for meadows here? i am already a very strong steals team. i am top of the league in almost all hitting stats excepting AVG (4th).

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Joc first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. MJ says:
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    Good morning, Hunter Dozier or Yandy Diaz for the rest of the year?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Kcc26 says:
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    Feels insane to hold a slow few games against him (especially after holding him through most of his very long IL stint), but cut Scooter for Thames?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Scooter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Sam says:
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    Drop max fried for Logan Allen? Limited moves league

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Logan Allen but depends how limited the moves are…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Brett says:
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    In a quality start league can you rank flaherty Clevinger and Paxton? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Paxton, Flaherty, Clevinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Mex says:
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    How do you rank some of the new young stud bats? Alvarez, Vlad, Eloy, Tatis, Meadows, I’m sure I’m missing some.

    Not for this year, but more for next year and beyond.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Vlad, Tatis, Eloy, Alvarez, Meadows for me. I have Tatis, Alvarez and Eloy all pretty close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, maybe flip Yordan and Eloy

      • Mex says:
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        Is Yordan for Sale in a Roto dynasty keeper league fair/close? If not what side needs something more added to it?

        Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s close

          • Mex says:
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            Huh, I thought you were definitely gonna say Alvarez…guess that’s why you are there and I am here

  10. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Couple H2H questions for the week:

    1. Which catcher do you prefer to stream for the week: Alfaro, Vasquez, or Carson Kelly?
    2. Which two SP to start – can’t start Marquez v Hou in Coors, right?
    – Paddack @ LAD
    – Gallen @ Wsh, @Atl
    – Marquez v Hou

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Where do there play?
      2. Agreed, avoid Coors at all cost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    To,
    I traded my jt realmuto, matt boyd, and eric hosmer who i got for free on the wire an hour before the trade for cody bellinger, david price, and essentially James Mcann. Whadya think? 10 tm h2h cat lg w 3 keepers.

    Stanks!

    • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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      Also, sup w the c of c ref in the ohtani blurb? Myself bein a grad and Charlestonian….just a rando college or any connection? Stanks as always!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not rando, it’s The Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Bellinger side, not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. E says:
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    In a 12 team, H2H, QS league where offense is slightly more valuable (AVG + OPS are categories), I’ve been offered Rhys Hoskins for my Snell. I’ve been struggling all yeah at 1B. And have Corbin, Bauer, Giolito and others. Trade analyzer says it’s even, but Snell is a 10th round keeper and Hoskins isn’t. Do you make this deal?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      10th round keeper tho? Meh, maybe hold, that’s a larger team and keeper question

  13. Twins Peaker says:
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    I have an owner interested in my Chavis. He has Verdugo. I was thinking of proposing this deal. It’s a keeper points league. We’re both playing for next year.

    I give Chavis, Rodgers
    I get Verdugo and one of Mercado or Kingery

    Which one of those two, Mercado or Kingery, should I ask for? Curious as to which of those two you think are more legit and not a flash in the pan. I would guess Kingery would be better, but wanted to know what you thought and if this would be a good deal for me to offer. All players in the deal would be $1×2 as of next season. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Kingery but I’d do either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        I got countered with acquiring Ohtani SP and Ohtani Util in return for both Chavis and Rodgers.

        I’m playing for 2020, so I’m not sure about this. Ohtani, when healthy to do both, will not hit the day before, of and after he pitches, right?

        I think I may counter back by offering an expiring Benintendi and Rodgers.

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Ohtani

          • Twins Peaker says:
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            Would you take him on pitcher and Util? Like both slots? I hate Yahoo.

            Getting rid of Rodgers, right or wrong, seems like a good move for me. I’m too frustrated with the Rockies.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I guess if that’s the option

  14. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Yarbrough bulking for the Rays today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  15. Tony C says:
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    Looking for RP with outstanding ratios and K/9 with chance at being teams closer sooner than later. Please pick two among Ryan Pressly, Daniel Hudson, Austin Adams, John Gant, A.J. Minter, Emilio Pagan, Cam Bedrosian and Ryan Brasier. 12 team, H2H, no holds league.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Pressley has all the numbers except the saves, and Osuna isnt going anywhere. Brasier is probably the most likely to get saves at some point, unless theres an injury or trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pressley, Brasier

  16. LG Baseball says:
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    Fantastic write up Grey and Happy Canada Day from north of the border!

    Couple of keeper league trades – which side for both?

    A) Benintendi for Ketel Marte and Giolito
    B) Benintendi and Yordan for Soto

    Last question – where do you see Soto ranking next year?

    Thanks
    LG

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A) Giolito side, fair
      B) Soto side, not close

      Top 20ish

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Needs and league settings determine. Number of keepers, and who your other keepers could/would be….

      A) Beni side…..I dont think Ketel does this all year, let alone into next, but if you need the pitching, and would consider keeping him, then Gio side is fine.

      B) Sexy Dr. Pepper….I think its closer than Donkey Teeth thinks, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Ketel

      B. Yordan side, not sure why Donkey’s saying Soto and not close

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        B. My bad, read it as “Benintendi for Yordan and Soto”. Agree with Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All brays for Donkeys that correct their errors

  17. Quants says:
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    My current closers

    Romo
    Holland
    CMart
    Robles
    Doolittle

    Would you add Diaz over anyone? Yes you heard that right.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over all of em, Holland

    • B the Esq. says:
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      I think I might actually want Doolittle or Robles over Diaz, but Holland is the drop to get Diaz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Tom says:
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    How to would rank these SPs in points league? Thank you!

    Dylan Cease
    Trevor Richards
    Martin Perez
    Yusei Kikuchi

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cease, Richards, Kikuchi, Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. rhodyballer says:
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    Was offered Didi and Soler for my Gallo. Not enough, right? 12 team 5×5

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not enough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Anodyne says:
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    In (deep) keeper leagues, which side of this trade would you rather have?

    Side A: Vogelbach, Hampson
    Side B: H. Dozier

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A for me but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • James Bishop says:
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        Thanks, guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories.

    1. Drop Luis Urias (been holding him for 2 weeks now) for Franmil?

    2. Also, once Urias finally does get the call and is playing, Urias or Senzel ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Franmil
      2. Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Agree with DT

  22. Aardvark says:
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    Safe to drop meadows?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      For who?

      • Aardvark says:
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        To activate Kyle Hendricks. Or should I see what they say about azolay? I could drop him if he won’t get another start

      • Hammer McSlam says:
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        Lol safe to drop Meadows for Soler*

        Didn’t have coffee yet this morning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  23. sturock578 says:
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    Thoughts on German Marquez? HAve him in a 12 teamer. He feels like a guy that I want to drop but will totally end up regretting it if I do. Not starting him tomorrow at Coors v HOU and I’m tempted to dump him for Stripling v ARI which streamOnator loves.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Keep him. You just can’t start anyone in Coors with these baseballs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • sturock578 says:
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      thank you both

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That London series was nuts. Speaking of Lucchessi . . .

    In my 12 team roto (2nd currently), there’s a good 5-7 points in AVG available between the .267 and .272 team average range (I’m currently on the low end of that range). Of course, starting B Dozier over Newman last week didn’t help!

    Anyway, trying to make AVG upgrades at C (currently Chirinos + Roberto P) without killing my other stats too much. With that in mind, would you take this trade?

    His Cristian Vazquez for my Roberto Perez + Lucchessi?

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      He just added Musgrove as a buy low sweetener.

      So, his C Vazquez + Musgrove for my Perez + Lucchesi.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Lean Lucchesi side but this one is much better than the first version

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, what, is Lucchesi nuts?

      Agree with DT

  25. Aardvark says:
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    Is Khris Davis a good buy low candidate?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. dmax04 says:
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    H2H points league – need to drop one (or two if you think I should keep all pitchers):
    Meadows, Dahl or JoRam
    (starting OF – Blackmon, Springer, S Marte, 3B Devers)

    Drop one (very win-heavy league):
    Darvish, Heaney, D German or C Smith

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Meadows and Heaney

      • dmax04 says:
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        Thanks! Same thoughts here, just needed some validation. Cheers!

      • dmax04 says:
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        Garver or R Perez ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Garver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. The Great Knoche says:
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    Happy Bobby Bonilla Day!!

    As we reach midpoint in the season I look at the starters I had then and what they’re doing now in my main home league, and Chris Paddack showing his hopefully true colors, and I think to myself…self…we’re only halfway through this crazy ride.

    Glasnow
    Clevinger
    Flaherty
    Snell
    Paddack
    Taillion

    Ain’t that some shit. ERA/WHIP has gone from 2.21/.093 at end of April to 3.98/1.16 at end of June.

    Come on Clevinger!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you too!

      In September, your ERA is gonna be 6.25, and you’ll have best ERA in your league

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I don’t think anything above 5.5 has a shot to win the category. Shooting for a 5.42

  28. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I know how you love CATCHER questions, Grey.

    14-team 5×5 roto OBP league….2-catcher league. Ugh.

    Right now, I’m rolling with Garver and B.McCann.
    Available dudes…

    Sisco, Iannetta, Casali, Flowers, Zunino, Wolters, Barnes, Maldonado, Mejia, and Vogt.

    See anything I should add-drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Sisco over McCann, you might be screwing yourself tho

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        I’ll give the Sisco Kid a shot. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    I’m stuck in last place and looking ahead to next season. I”m in a keeper league – we can keep 7 players each year, and no one can be kept for more than three years, so I want to gather some cheap keepers. This is my third year with Judge, and I got an offer for him: Senzel and Kyle Tucker. Senzel would cost $11 next year and Tucker $1. Does this seem like a good deal? I tried to get Tatis from this guy ($14) but he doesn’t seem to want to part with him, though I haven’t pushed too hard. He also has Bichette (1$), McKay ($1) and Luis Robert ($1). What are your thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get the best you can, I’d take Tucker/Senzel if that was best… Bichette or Luis Robert & Tucker is kinda sexy

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Thanks. If you had to choose between Bichette and Robert to pair with Tucker, which would you go for?

        • LenFuego says:
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          I prefer Robert … better demonstrated power. Even though scouts project them for similar power, Bo has never hit more than 14 in a season, and Robert has 15 already this season. Robert figures to steal more … 24 stolen bases already this season. Bo may hit for a higher average, but not by much and nobody drools over that.

  30. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    No questions, but very mucho enjoyed your comments on the London games …

    Also, “Bra-Dix” — lol

    Happy upcoming 4th to you and your analytical baseball-noodle !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! You too!

  31. JJJ says:
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    Dallas Keuchel is not a must own in 12 team, right? Need to activate Jose Ramirez.

    Rest of pitching staff – Sale, Nola, Greinke, Ray, Lance Lynn, Kyle Gibson, Sonny Gray

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’d say he probably will be, but with your staff you’d be ok. I’d want him over Sonny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is not a must own

    • Cg says:
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      You lost me at “need to activate Jram”

      • LenFuego says:
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        JRam was out on paternity leave this weekend. Annoyed me greatly in my weekly lineup league.

  32. Robert Glade says:
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    Grey, DT, Cram it .

    14 team mixed keeper ( keep up to 10 ) auction league.

    I am in neck and neck battle for first place at the moment.

    Was offered Wheeler and K Hiura for Buehler.
    Was also offered Wheeler, K Hiura and L Gurriel Jr. for Buehler and Verdugo.

    My current weakness is at 2b . I have Odor manning the position but also have L Urias on bench awaiting his call up. Hiura would be an upgrade over Odor and a keeper going forward.

    My current pitchers are Buehler, Bieber, Woodruff, Lucchesi , Gibson, Duffy, Robles, Iglesias with Musgrove and H Strickland on the bench.

    Is the downgrade of Wheeler from Buehler worth the upgrade of Hiura from Odor for both this season and the future?

    and if so, do you like the 2 for 1 deal or the 3 for 2 deal better ( Gurriel for Verdugo added to deal )
    Hiura is currently a $1 value and the other four players are $10 values this season, making them all very affordable keepers for at least the next two or three years.

    As always thanks in advance and have a great day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That 2nd one doesn’t sound bad for you, I’d take Wheeler/Hiura/Gurriel

  33. Chris says:
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    Kyle Hendricks will make his return on Tuesday. Is a 2nd round pick in a 4 keeper league (essentially a 6th rounder in a regular draft) too much to pay for Hendricks and Starling Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  34. Chucky says:
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    Great write up on the London series where they were using metal pipes and golf balls instead of the traditional bat and balls. One name that was conspicuously missing from the Red Sox 21 runs scored, Mookie. Guess how many RBIs Mookie had in that two game 21 run series? We know you already know the answer. Don’t look now but I fear another first rounder slipping into JRam territory. Ok, maybe not JRam, but Avisail territory?

    • Alps says:
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      Hey Grey,DT
      With Trienen coming back on Wednesday
      I have to drop a closer. I have 4 don’t need 5
      Who’s the unfortunate drop
      Trienen
      Rogers
      Martinez
      Thanks guys

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rogers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hear ya… I still believe, maybe falsely

  35. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Related to above, do you believe in Musgrove’s strong month enough to start him for his 2 games this week v CHC and MIL (SON is around 0/-1 total)?

    I would be starting Musgrove over Roark v MIL (exactly $0) or Chavez @ MIN (SON thinks he’s a 1-2 IP opener).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t fully trust Musgrove, but Chavez sounds awful

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Yeah definitely. I also have Plesac @KC, but I trust him less than Chavez right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but @KC doesn’t scare me as much

  36. DonnieB says:
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    Need to drop two of these: Hiura,Franmil,Jon Gray,Lucchesi or Gallen? which two go? Thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Gray and Lucchesi for me in a vacuum, but depends on your team makeup.

      • Russ says:
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        Agree with TGK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with TGK

  37. The Other JC says:
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    I was offered Morton and Kennedy for J Turner and Minter. Saves and holds league. I carry no bench bats so I would need to add Yandy, H Ramirez or Franmil to fill my lineup card. My drop to add that bat would be Allen or Yonny who I stream now. Is Morton a big enough reliable upgrade here with my staff below?

    Trade or hold? If trade who do I drop, add from above list?

    My current staff: Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchesi, Yonny, Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Morton — Allen

  38. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Please pick 5 in h2h points for this week:

    single starts:
    Sale vs. Reid-Foley (@TOR)
    Strasburg vs. Alcantara (@WAS)

    doubles:
    Price vs. Thornton (@TOR) & Boyd (@DET)
    Paxton vs. Wheeler (@NYM) & Stanek (@TB)
    Boyd vs. Lopez (@CWS) & Price (@DET)
    Canning vs. Jurado (@TEX) & TBD (@HOU)
    Allen vs. Samardzija (@SD) & Maeda (@LAD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale, Stras, Boyd, Pax, Price

      These are not great

  39. Llango says:
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    12 Team Keeper league. H2H.
    Trade Kingery 4 McKay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  40. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Please advice on which 2 to start this week

    Darvish @ PIT;
    Ed. Rod @ DET;
    Bieber @ CIN;
    Tanaka @ TB;
    Alzolay @ PIT and Maybe @ CHW… (TBD)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber, Tanaka

  41. prey879 says:
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    With the light schedule today I am debating between a pitching stream or a batty call. Would you rather go Alzolay @PIT (-$11.5) or the top available hitter on Hittertron which would be B. Lowe vs. BAL?

    12 tm 5×5 roto league with OBP and QS. I am currently leading in Runs & RBIs by a lot and barely leading HRs. Tops in Ks and WHIP but closer to middle of the pack in ERA and QS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  42. Jon says:
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    Roberto Perez or Jorge Alfaro ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  43. BAC says:
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    5×5 12 team OBP. Saves + Holds.

    Drop Hiura, Biggio or Canning for Luzardo or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  44. Man says:
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    Would you add Hiura in a points league over any of the following

    Olson
    Laureano
    Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  45. Luvdarooks says:
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    4 x 4 NO K’s——-I am in first place but with Hicks going down there is very little in this deep NL only with no reserves… I am in the top quarter in ERA and WHIP and second and wins but everything is tight… Do I pick up Vargas on the Mets or guys like Webb StL-or Garrett or gallegos on St. Louis… S Gray —-Chacin — S Anderson. — Voth.—or – bryse Wilson. for ROY?
    Please give your TOP THREE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, None, Anderson, Chacin

  46. Delaware Mudhen says:
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    Looking for some trade advice. Been offered VladdyDaddy’sJR in a 12team 5×5 H2H with 6 Keepers and NO RESTRICTIONS. I’m currently in 8th place and 8 games behind 6th for the last playoff spot. Lots of season left. My current keepers are: 1B Freeman – SS Machado – 3B Rendon – OF Acuna – OF Harper. Don’t have a surefire 6th but plenty of options: ARiley – JPolanco – AVerdugo – CCarrasco ?.

    Here’s the offer: C Narvaez – 3B VladJr – OF/IL Ozuna for C Contreras – 3B Rendon

    I feel like I should pull the trigger but worry I’d be giving my leaguemate who’s in first place a clear advantage by having top players at most if not all positions (His team also owns Bell – Story – Chapman – Bellinger – Springer and has pitching!).

    Appreciate any feedback you guys and three girls are wiling to spare! xoxo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad side

      • Delaware Mudhen says:
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        Grey, much obliged!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Hapt says:
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    Who are you replacing Hendriks with once Treinen is back?

    Romo
    Kelley
    Elias
    Lorenzen

    • Hapt says:
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      Or Alvarado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m holding Hendriks just to see if Treinen really is healthy – he still wasn’t right the first time he came back…

  48. Blaster says:
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    Pick up Ian Kennedy over any of these 3 or hold?

    Raisel Iglesias
    Jose Alvarado
    Brandon Workman

    • Molina bros bbq says:
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      Over workman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman

  49. jbona3 says:
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    I own Giolito ($5 – 2020 prices) in a deep keeper auction league, and have Berrios ($17) and Buehler ($11) as well – a couple questions:
    –Do you believe in Giolito’s breakout and his emerging ascent to ace-status?
    –Is this the high point of Giolito’s value and should I consider selling high? What tier of player should I target on the trade market. I’m rebuilding for 2020/21.

    Thanks for all the great work, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I believe in Giolito

      I think he’s at least a top 20 SP

      No problem

  50. William Hung says:
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    Dahl has an outside shot at 100 Rs/100 RBIs… which is something I didn’t think would happen a month ago

    FYI on us Yordan owners – Astros said he wouldn’t be starting any of the games @ PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks on Yordan

      • William Hung says:
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        FML – I meant COORS not PIT…. DAMN IT!!!! Double bummer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, I figured

  51. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Brother Grey!

    Is Lourdes Gurriel Jr. a sell high for some pitching , or do we HODL (in this particular league pitching is overvalued to the point that I have the #1 offense by a mile, but find my team 1 game out of a 5 way tie for 1st)?

    When Corey Seager comes off the DL I’m going to need to drop either Kingery, Gurriel, or Keston Hiura…who’s the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel is the drop, so sell him if you can

      • LenFuego says:
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        I am not so sure Gurriel is the drop. Here are his career numbers as of this instant:

        424 ABs, .295 average, 25 HRs, 68 RBIs, 62 runs, 3 SB.

        He is 25 years old and hitting 3rd in the lineup, with Vlad right in front of him. I cannot figure out why people are not in love with this guy.

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  52. Domer McDomestein says:
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    Was given big offer in my H2H 12-team non keeper:

    I give up:
    J Baez
    DJ LeMahieu
    Y Alvarez

    I get:
    B Harper
    S Kingery
    J McNeil
    N Syndergaard

    I like the idea of selling high on DJ, but still don’t think this is enough. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  53. Domer McDomestein says:
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    Was given big offer in my H2H 12-team non keeper:

    I give up:
    J Baez
    DJ LeMahieu
    Y Alvarez

    I get:
    B Harper
    S Kingery
    J McNeil
    N Syndergaard

    I like the idea of selling high on DJ, but still don’t think this is enough. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  54. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Alvarez 2 @ coors (might only pinch hit) 3 vs LAA or
    Murphy 2 @ Coors 3 @Ari H2H weekly cats with OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  55. Phil says:
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    What up? 5×5 12 team. Clevinger for Stanton?
    2 DL spots, already occupied by some combo of glasnow, c Smith or German. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

      • Phil says:
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        Thank you FML!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Frank says:
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    I have the following I picked up off WW in the last month who have helped me tremendously in my 12 team H2h points league:

    Bryan Reynolds
    Garrett Cooper
    Guerril Jr
    Kingery
    JP Crawford

    Do you think any of these guys will drop off going into the second half of the season, and are any of these guys expendable for Brandon Dixon moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds or Crawford

  57. I like turtles says:
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    Was offered Betts for my goldy and springer in a
    8 team points keeper league -1 for SO.

    My team is out of the playoffs at this point. I take that right?

    Keepers would be
    Betts
    Corey Seager
    Devers
    Stanton
    Cole
    Snell
    Nola
    Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side, sure, but Seager as a keeper isn’t great

      • I like turtles says:
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        Thanks Grey! Ah I knew I was slow this monday… It’s a 16 team keeper league and you keep 8. You think Seager is still a no go as a keeper? If so, i think i can shop him with some current arms and bats.

        Ryan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on options

  58. stevie says:
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    Would you still start mckay this week, looks like it’s home against the Yanks. Choosing between him or bieber @ cincy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

  59. Worm Burner says:
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    Good morning!

    Apples/Oranges, but first reaction for ROS:

    Dahl & McKay(SP)
    OR
    Hader

    Thank you

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Dahl side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  60. Will says:
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    Dave Dahl 2H last yr plus 1H this yr( 152 games total): .296, 28, 99, 7 in 530 at bats with .543 SLG, 33 doubles and 7 triples. Not bad stats for a full season. Glad I stuck with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  61. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Drop Meadows for Soler in a 12 team h2h 5×5 OBP keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  62. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    not that hes anything more than a hot schmo but i like that martin maldonado is starting the day game today his 4th consecutive start. its like impossible to get volume from a catcher besides a few (points league). stay hot this week martin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oofa

  63. Jayrod says:
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    Any love or hype for Franklin Barreto? I grabbed him in AL Only ROTO but feel like I will probably cut him even quicker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does he have a hit this year?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Which is to say, he’s fine in AL-Only leagues, had a decent minor league season so far, but will he play every day?

        • pinkman says:
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          Anthony Santander or Barretto?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Santander

            • Jayrod says:
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              Keep Jake Bauers over him? Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes

  64. web says:
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    Didi or Andrus going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  65. donald says:
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    ROS: Rank Encarnacion – Conforto – Domingo Santana – Ohtani

    Thanks for all you guys do!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Edwin, Conforto

  66. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Was offered Rendon for Clevinger in a H2H category league…..This is an automatic accept right?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Rendon, do it now..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  67. donald says:
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    Hoskins or Vlad Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Vlad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly go Rhys, but close

  68. Billy Loverocket says:
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    10 team Roto 5X5. I’m in 1st by 15. My SP is solid. I lead the league in ERA & WHIP. It’s a very deep league (we have 35 man rosters! 17 slots for position players) so the SPs on waivers are not reliable at all.

    I was offered Buehler for Hoskins. Straight up. Would you do it? I have Gerrit Cole as my stud SP, but after that I have guys like Corbin, Giolito, Paddack. Hendricks, etc.

    My offense is solid. There is a guy nipping on my heels in HRs. He’s 6 behind me, but after that the next guy is 40 behind me, then the next is 50. I an in 2nd in runs & RBIs and they guys behind me are well behind me.

    I’m thinking I could use one more solid SP that is bankable and (close to) worry free.

    Love the site and especially your column. I have asked you a few questions this year. But your writing and rankings help me so much that if I do hold on (the numbers say it’s likely) and get the bonus money I plan to donate a few bucks your way.

    • Billy Loverocket says:
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      I forgot to add Ryu to my lost of SPs. I have Wheeler, Flaherty & Mikolas too (basically stuck with them as I can’t even sell low on them). I was able to get Gallen and I have Caleb Smith on my DL. I also have Luzrdo tucked away.

      I don’t want to do anything foolish just to get Buehler. I feel I’m pretty solid in pitching (hence leading in ERA & WHIP). I just don’t want to regret giving up Hoskins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Billy!

      I’d want Hoskins, but it’s close… Those SPs you have don’t sound bad

  69. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Happy, for him, Bobby Bonillia 1.9ml day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Serioriously, ONLY the Mets.

        My bad it is 1.19 a year..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  70. Sean says:
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    Just have to vent a bit…was almost able to swing my Flaherty (2oth next year) and Benintendi (can’t keep) for an ace deal this weekend. First offer accepted was for Verlander, the league vetoed. Second offer accepted was for Sale, also vetoed. I asked wtf was wrong with both trades as they were fair based on your response last week and the trade analyzer, I got the response “Flaherty sucks and Benintendi is having a god awful year” from one of my league mates. I’ve never wanted to destroy this league more than ever now. Rant over…

    Can you rank G. Cooper, CJ Cron, Alex Gordon, and T. Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks! Both should’ve went thru

      Pham, Cron

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      Man, screw that league.

  71. 3mango says:
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    Drop Heaney for Brendan McKay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  72. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto w QS instead of W.

    Luzardo/Villar for Jose Ramirez/Blake Parker

    Which side?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram, prolly close

  73. Chicken Benintendis says:
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    Dropping Heaney – Cease or Stripling?

    Been alternating 1st & 2nd in my league and have a decent staff, so really looking for long-term upside come playoffs.

    Corbin
    Nola
    ERod
    Bieber
    Ryu
    Gallen
    Price
    Glasnow – DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

  74. Thundergunn says:
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    Would you trade Cease and Mckay for Woodruff or Giolito?

    Olson or Bruce ROS?

    Lorenzen droppable at this point in a 14 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Lucas — Olson — yes, droppable

  75. Kingslayer says:
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    AL Only 5×5 h2h Categoried Weekly

    Start Mallex Smith (L) vs
    J. Flaherty (R)
    A. Wainwright (R)
    M. Wacha (R)
    B. Anderson (L)
    C. Bassitt (R)
    D. Mengden (R)

    Or Jorge Solrer (R) vs.
    C. Richard (L)
    T. Bauer (R)
    M. Clevinger (R)
    Z. Plesac (R)
    M. Scherzer (R)
    A. Voth (R)
    P. Corbin (L)
    .000, 2AB

    Normally I go Soler but his matchups are brutal and last week was pretty brutal for him besides a Sunday HR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

  76. krazyivan says:
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    Seriously? I picked up Justin Smoak from the WW in my 12 team H2H after his 2 HR game to see he was benched today.

    Is baseball actually managed by real people? It feels like roster and lineup decisions are made by a monkey with a Ouija board.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  77. Kingslayer says:
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    Michael Chavis or Yandy Diaz? ROS fantasy categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  78. crimedog says:
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    Senzel, Kluber, Strahm or German Marquez and Skaggs

    • crimedog says:
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      H2H league, I have playoffs locked up. Anyone know a rough timeline for Kluber to be back?

    • Pine Tar Incident says:
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      I tried responding to you in a thread last week on bulk, but I couldn’t get the site to work. Anyway, I find those bulk guys basically by researching them myself, but I post my results on a twitter account, where you can see it in real time:

      https://twitter.com/Opener_News

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marquez

  79. Russ says:
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    12 Team H2H Categories

    Looks like Pollock will be coming back right after the AS break.

    Would you drop Senzel to grab him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  80. AUFan says:
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    In my h2h standard dynasty league, I got offered Dylan Cease for my Zac Gallen. Which one do you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  81. Matt says:
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    SON is showing Josh James as the starter for 7/7 vs Canning. I’m not seeing James as the PS on any other site. With the Urquidy call up, Is he now the we starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Until a team officially announces a starter, SON fills in the long man

      • Matt says:
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        THank you for the clarification!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. Murph says:
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    Grey
    No questions, just a thank you. Made the jump to first place in my big money league last night after Snell, Bieber, Giolito, and C-Mart combined for 31 strikeouts, 4 wins and a 0.75 ERA.
    It’s all coming together man!
    Thanks for all the advice brother – lets keep it going in the second half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  83. RotoSlayer says:
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    I’ve been holding Severino all season, I guess he’s now a solid drop? sigh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  84. Chris Curreri says:
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    Tatis Jr / Giles or Berrios / Meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  85. Tony the Pony says:
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    Would you trade Yadier Molina and Luis Urias for Grandal and La Stella for a run this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  86. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like better ROS in a 14 team 5×5, Bryant and Miley or Harper and Stripling?Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  87. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Would you trade Yadier Molina and Luis Urias for Grandal and La Stella for a run this season?

  88. prestige says:
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    15 team league. Start or Sit:

    Plesac @KC
    Lucchessi @Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start, Sit

  89. DK says:
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    Standard roto 12 teamer with 2-4 keepers. I am going to offer DeGrom for Riley + Snell (Im one hitter short of a great team). Fair offer? Should I ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  90. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like?

    H Dozier – 1 @ tor, 3 vs cle, 3 @ was
    Voit – 2 @ nym, 4 @ Tb (haven’t seen for sure if he will be back on Tuesday or not)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  91. Zeus says:
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    Grey my man, I have Pivetta @ATL @ NYM

    and Vargas vs NYY vs PHI

    I need K’s and Wins (could also use saves) . and don’t want to blow up my rations.

    You starting either of these clowns or putting in Caleb Smith in his first back from his rehab in the book of mormon vs the Braves or Alvarado hoping to pick up a save or two?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Smith at home? Him then

      • Zeus says:
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        @ATL.

  92. 183414 says:
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    Sure hope you’re wrong on Ozuna. Super sucks.
    Starters for this week:
    Gallen @Chi./@Mlw
    Canning @Tex./@Hous.
    Musgrove H Chi./H Mlw
    Gibson @Oak.
    Eflin @Mets
    Allen H. S.F./@L.A.
    [email protected]
    Castillo H Mlw.
    Marquez H Hous
    Plesac @ K.C.

    Some difficult matchups. Who would you throw, and who would you sit ?

    Streamonator likes Allen (16.4); Canning (9.5); Bieber (8.3); Musgrove (7.8)
    I like Gibson and Streamonator has him @5.8, but I’m not crazy at Oak. on the road.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d throw all home except German — And I’d start Plesac, Bieber, Eflin and Allen

      • 183414 says:
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        Musgrove w/ 2 at home (Chi., Mlw) v. Ed Rod (@Det.) ? Thanks

        I typically prefer home starts. Musgrove’s last 2 games have been good. Tough starts, but the Brewers are much better at home, as are the Cubs.
        Tigers aren’t scary, but Ed Rod has been so frustrating to own (and play).

        I

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Musgrove

          • 183414 says:
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            Thanks Grey Man. Btw, my grandson’s name is Gray. Gray Matthew.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like a good kid!

              • 183414 says:
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                4 1/2 and the BEST !!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

  93. ryanoger says:
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    Yu worth rostering in a 10 team or stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  94. Ryan says:
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    I currently in need of a 1B in a dynasty league. I am playing Garrett Cooper right now at 1B. I’m trying see what assets I could possibly move. I HAve Bichette I’m thinkingof dealing since I have story. What do you think of this possible trade offer I can do for muncy? Bichette Meadows for muncy Ketel Marte?

    C Gary Sanchez
    1B Garrett Cooper
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Rafael Devers
    Rf Austin Meadows
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto
    Util Max Kepler
    Bn Bobby Bradley
    Bn Eric Sogard
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Julio Rodriguez

    Sp Jon Lester
    Sp John means
    Sp Brandon woodruff
    Rp Scott oberg
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden
    P Julio Urias
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Bn Chris Bassett
    Na Luis patino
    Na Casey Mize
    Na Deivi Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy side

  95. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to pickup a bench bat for the week and beyond:

    For the week choices are

    Schwarber facing 6 Right handers all on the road @Pitt/CHW
    C. Dickerson facing 6 right handers all at home vs CHC/Mil
    Thames facing 6 right hander on the road @ Cin/Pitt
    Eaton facing 6 Right handers at home vs. Mia/KC
    B. Reynolds facing 6 right handers @ home vs Chc/Mil

    Hittertron favors:
    Schwarber, Thames, Dickerson, Eaton than Reynolds

    Which two would you pickup for most production?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thames

  96. buster moon says:
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    Drop Myers for Thames? OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  97. Cok Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Grey FMLda…

    In an RCL,

    Mercado & CarMart for Didi

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Mercado side

  98. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- I have the 2 week lock in an ESPN weekly league today. Need to sit one of: Voit, Mondesi, Hunter Pence or Soler. The first appears to be OK? The second and third are apparently coming back?

    This 2 week lock is the worst. I’m almost assured to make a decision I regret. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  99. Gobblers says:
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    Sorry if this is double posted…

    Good stuff Grey FMLda…

    In an RCL,

    Mercado & CarMart for Didi

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  100. Joey says:
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    Hold onto Hendriks when Treinen comes back in a SV+H league? Or swap out for Amir Garrett or Tony Watson

    Also Alfaro or Phegley in a 5×5 OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold until Treinen gets two clean saves

      Alfaro

  101. Ellis says:
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    Hard to make trades in my league, people hold on to their guys, I’m way ahead in hitting, pitching needs help, have to overpay to make a deal

    1) Should I target Bauer or Ryu
    2) I’m giving up JD, would it be in the ballpark to get whoever I target from above and Price back

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bauer 2. No

      • Ellis says:
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        How about I give up Olson (2 more years as a keeper) for Bauer (not a keeper)

        • Ellis says:
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          JD for Ryu and Bauer?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            JD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  102. RicoSuave says:
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    Hi Grey,

    16 team h2h points league… redraft

    I was offered Y Alvarez and Flaherty for my DeGrom? What do you think?

    My other SPs are Tanaka, Berrios, Bieber, Ed Rod…
    My Ofs are Buxton, Dahl, Franmil and Stanton(IL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want deGrom, but I guess fair

  103. fausto

    fausto says:
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    cj cron or m.olson? (who has the better 2nd half? )

    starting A.Alzolay @pit tonight? SON. hates him again.
    ( just looking for clean innings, dont care about the w or qs.)

    danny salazar rehab 1.2ip, 5k, 3h(2 were infield singles)
    are you interested at all? looked like it was vs a jv high school team BUT i have a dl slot open and i cant seem to quit K-zar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

      I’m starting Adbert

      I’m interested in Danny Salazar, always and forever

  104. Travis Hafner says:
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    Starting Alzohay today? @PIT sounded good but robot has him at -11

    Start anyway? Or listen to the machine? 10 team, been holding him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Is this what a roofie feels like

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is!

  105. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Baseball in London who would think it.

    in my roto league still struggling with the pitching . Is it time to just drop glasnow and severino and Yamamoto. I really don’t know much about the relievers and starters available below.

    Yonny Chirinos Kyle Gibson Lucas Giolito Mike Minor Brandon Woodruff Jordan Yamamoto Shawn Kelley Hansel Robles Sergio Romo Dallas Keuchel Brad Peacock

    Tyler Glasnow Luis Severino

    Starters: Friers , merril keylly, leake Martin Perez, Cashner Roark, Joe Musgrove

    Relievers avail John Means, Dakota Hudson, Workman, Jordan Lylse, John Cant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose for Roark and Musgrove

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. Dancin Homer says:
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    I really had high hopes for Heaney after coming out of the gate strong-ish.

    Drop him in a 12-team to stream R. Lopez vs. DET tomorrow?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop him, but not for Reynaldo

  107. Please rank Pence Verdugo Mercado Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado, Pence

  108. phil says:
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    I need to drop two. Who? Not a keeper league. Gallen, Keuchel, Hendricks, Cease, McKay, Plesac.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease, Plesac

  109. Josh says:
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    Want to pick-up Neris who was dropped this weekend in a SV+H league. Do I drop Hendriks or Shawn kelley?

  110. Brett says:
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    Would you trade gallen and fried for Paxton in a qs league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Who’s the drop here. Ronald Guzman. Jon Jay. Daniel Palka.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All? Jay

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        Ha! Seriously!

        Al only tough

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  112. Kelley says:
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    please rank ros h2h points. Eloy,Hicks,Puig also please rank Hiura,Biggio,A.Russell Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy, Puig

      Hiura, Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

  113. Brett says:
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    Carrasco was cut would you want to stash him in your il? Or do you think he’s not back this year? I’d hate ave to cut Julio Urias and then try to reclaim him. We use faab 12 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. Cohen says:
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    Whos the better start tomorrow?
    Flaherty at Sea or
    Strahm home vs SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  115. Would you drop Eflin for Luzardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he was up

  116. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 H2H – Rank ROS

    Encarnacion, Voit, Conforto, Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks fine

      • DLev45 says:
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        Thanks. I knew you were high on Olson, but I didn’t know whether you would value him over the likes of Voit/Conforto. The first 3 are on my team and Olson is on the wire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. Cohen says:
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    Grey, another streamer question?
    Better streamer
    Gibson at Oak or
    Cease at home vs Det
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Cease

      • Dave D says:
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        Desist

  118. bigbear says:
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    Acuna and Ohtani are setting themselves up for a big second half. Just need

    Brandon Lowe: I think he’s jumped the shark. He’s still hitting in a prime spot, but numbers are fading… Chris Taylor and Dannys Antana are options. How would you rank them for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe vs. Baltimore

  119. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    To my question earlier, added matchups below:

    1. Which catcher do you prefer to stream for the week: Alfaro, Vasquez, or Carson Kelly?
    Alfaro: 3 @ Wsh, 3 @ Atl, 3 v NYM
    Vasquez: 3 @ Tor, 3 @ Det, 3 v LAD
    Kelly: 2 @ LAD, 3 v Col, 3 @ StL

    Adding one more:
    2. Need to sit one at UT…
    Voit (slight injury and DH concerns) 2 @ NYM, 4 @TB. 3 v Tor
    Upton (extra game!) 4 @ Tex, 3 @ Hou, 3 v Sea
    Hoskins (nothing interesting in parentheses) 3 @ Atl, 3 @ NYM, 3 v Wsh

    Thanks again for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Alfaro

      2. Upton if Voit is healthy

  120. Dave D says:
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    Well, I’m out on the McKay thing too. Mine has more to do with spending $149 per Gallen for a high octane Zac attack. That reminds of the time I was on empty so I stopped at that overpriced 76 gas station in Brentwood and saw they had 100 octane racing fuel for like $7 a Gallen. Naturally I couldn’t resist and put some in my truck. Fun, fun. I hope the same thing happens this week and rest of season with Zac.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I know that 76 gas station in Brentwood, it’s so expensive!

  121. Randy says:
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    Would you drop Hendriks or Shawn Kelley to pick-up Neris in a SV+H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  122. baby seal says:
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    “hitters don’t need to be in London to tea off”

    ROFL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For you, Baby Seal!

      • baby seal says:
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        haha, btw, Mr. Seal over here (thinks he can get away with calling himself that, humph) was bold enough to stream Pineda using SON! LFG!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • baby seal says:
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            RP: I got Hand, Strop, Romo, Workman, Pressly. What a crew!

            12-team H2H. Ppl go crazy for closers — no FAAB so it’s Fast Finger. Heard you know something about that, handsome G. But seriously, it’s like the one thing ppl are good at in this league.

            Numbers to make your life easier:
            1. Thinking Oberg for Strop?
            2. Could also swap him for my stream spot (Pinata), which I don’t really need vs my opponent this week. Was thinking of snagging Cease, though.

            Think I just do the above, but interested in your thoughts.

            3. FYI, Lizard King should be back post-ASB right? Umma stash that guy VVV soon.
            4. Surprising Donkey so high on McKay yet down on like a Gallen when they have the exact same potential issue of getting innings in the Majors (for different reasons, of course).

            Just when I thought Seals and Donkeys were getting along!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Grab Cease

              3. He should soon

              4. I like Gallen more, good park/division, could be solid

              • baby seal says:
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                Great on both. Have Gallen already and agree. Donezo on Cease

                Thinking Oberg for Stop is a nothingburger for you? Or Strop worth holding to see how Kimbrel gets back into form?

                That’s it for this Seal! More compliments later in the week.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d want Oberg for saves

                  • baby seal says:
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                    roger

  123. JP says:
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    Pick 2 from these 4?

    Aaron Hicks, Hunter Dozier, Jeff McNeil, Jean Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, McNeil

  124. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    In H2H league

    I have Liam Hendricks, Raisel Iglesia, Will Smith and Kimbrel

    Drop any of these for Brandan McKay or Carlos Martinez? Zach Wheeler is out there as well but I don’t trust any Mets!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler over Liam

  125. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    LOL, more Mets!!

    Jul 1, 2019
    NEW YORK (AP) In the latest embarrassment for the New York Mets, the team has publicly apologized to two living members of its 1969 World Series championship team who were included in a video montage of dead players during the 50th anniversary celebration.

    With a message that filled up one Citi Field scoreboard about 15 minutes before Sunday night’s game against Atlanta, the Mets expressed deep regret to Jim Gosger and Jesse Hudson for displaying their names and images in error during the “We Remember” segment of Saturday’s ceremony.

    The club says it has spoken with both former players to apologize and wants to thank them along with their families and friends for their “gracefulness and understanding.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They meant to say their playoff hopes were dead

  126. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Hiura or Scooter as my backup 2B option with Gleyber and DL Mondesi? Currently starting Hiura but I drafted Scoot and liked him before the year started and have some FOMO.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  127. Brett says:
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    If Luzardo was up today. How would you rank Gallen, Luzardo and Fried in a QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  128. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. pitching has been a mess last few weeks and need era and k’s help. need to start 3 of the following. who do you like?

    clevinger – @ kc
    gallen – @ was, @ atl
    yarborough (likely second man up) – vs bal, vs nyy
    matz – vs phi
    mengden – vs min, @ sea

    thanks!

    • Chucky says:
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      FWIW, I’m a Gallen owner and I’m sitting him with two on the road, especially the red hot Braves. Not saying Gallen is only a home start, but two road starts v two solid lineups, gives me the runs ( no pun intended).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Yarbrough, Clevinger

  129. Chucky says:
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    OF / DH quandary: Kepler v [email protected] Oakland, Avisail v Balt, NYY, Heyward @ Pittsburgh @ CHW, and Domingo v StL , Oakland. All 6 game schedule, except Avisail 7.Who sits? 6×6 OBP H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isn’t Kepler hurt? Him if he is… Otherwise Avisail

  130. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Hello again, just got offered C. Biggio for either Chavis or Kepler. I am thinking do it for Chavis right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. Daze says:
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    Does Trienen get his job back
    He hasn’t exactly been lights out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, if he’s healthy

  132. WheelhouseWreck says:
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    Dude this is funny shizz on here. You truly put the razz in razzball. A guy offered me Clevinger for Gallen/Minor then took it back. Should I offer it back to him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nah, hold

  133. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In a roto keeper – I have Story as a 15th rounder for the next two years after this one. I’ve been offered the following for Story:

    Bregman (1st), Wheeler (2nd) and Yates

    If the best I can likely finish is 3rd, do you pull the trigger or hold Story?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  134. 183414 says:
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    I see you recommended Clevinger. Surprised in light of your recent comments.

    I have Rogers, Kimberly, Hader, and Hendriks (while he still has the job) in and Clevinger on the bench, based on his last outing, and that saves are as, if not more, precarious as s.b.’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t recommend Clevinger in a vacuum

  135. Crock says:
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    12 team league, drop Darvish to take a chance on Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Thames or Ordor ROS?

    12 team 6×6 with OPS the extra category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  137. DJ says:
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    Can you please rank for 10 team H2H ROS: Laureano, Meadows, Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows, Laureano

  138. Quill says:
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    Tomorrow’s games (H2H points)

    Sit one

    Eloy vs Det (Boyd)
    Murphy vs Hou (Urquidy)
    Olson vs Min (Odorizzi)
    Laureano vs Min (Odorizzi)

    Sit either one closer or one starter

    Flaherty @Sea
    Wheeler vsNyy
    Gallen @Wsh
    Marquez vsHou
    Strahm vsSF

    Romo @Wsh
    Robles @Tex
    CMart @Sea
    Diaz vsNyy
    Doolittle vsMia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy —- German

  139. The Perfect Game says:
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    19 / 4 / 18 /.208 – Josh Bell’s stats last 30 days…and his last couple weeks aren’t great either.

    Would you take Muncy or Bell for ROS in a standard roto redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell, but I hear ya

      • The Perfect Game says:
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        2 HR’s and 5 RBI….never mind. :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  140. The Great Knoche says:
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    OBP keeper league. I’m in contention.

    Sale and Blackmon

    Or

    Pete Beef and Flaherty

    Sale and Blackmon both expensive. Alonso and Flaherty both around $10. Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  141. krazyivan says:
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    I’m I the only one who gets super confused whose up when a team in blue jerseys and helmets are the visitors in Toronto? I feel like the Blue Jays have had 60 abs already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  142. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better this week?

    senzel – 4 vs mil, 2 vs cle
    riley – 3 vs phi, 3 vs mia
    conforto – 2 vs nyy, 3 vs phi

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  143. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Happy July. I am starting to think about the offseason. My question is about Jose Ramirez. I paid $48 dollars for him, based on a $1100 salary cap. Our cap is going up to $1300 this winter. So my questions are these:

    1) If I decide to keep him, it will cost me $53 against the $1300 salary cap. Should I keep him for 2020 or let him go this winter, and hope I can get him cheaper?
    2) If I don’t keep him, would you trade him for someone like LeMahieu or Merryfield right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d prolly keep him but it’s early still

  144. jdred5 says:
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    14 team 5×5 roto. Choose two to start from:
    Alzolay @PIT
    R Lopez vs DET
    Cease vs DET
    Happ @ TB
    Matz vs PHI
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Cease and pray

  145. William Hung says:
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    Psh – Lourdes only 3/4 with 3 runs, no HRs and no RBIs… WHAT A BUM!!!!

    This has been an incredible week+ pick up as a Mondesi replacement

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  146. RoarOf84 says:
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    Trade help, please!

    I’m in a 10-team league where each team can keep up to 8 players without penalty. Scoring is h2h categories. See below for my current roster. I starred the players that I currently plan on keeping.

    C – Contreras
    1b – Abreu
    2b – Scooter
    3b – Bregman*
    CI – Bryant*
    MI – Machado*
    OF – Acuna*
    OF – Dahl
    OF – Eloy*
    OF – Marte
    U – Ohtani
    Bench bats – McNeil, Yordan
    IL bats – Mondesi*, Correa*

    P – Sale
    P – Flaherty
    P – Tanaka
    P – Woodruff
    P – Greinke
    P – Kimbrel
    P – Holland
    P – Pressly
    Bench arms – Wheeler, Leclerc, Darvish, Marquez, Gant, Luzardo, Stripling
    IL arms – Treinen

    Trade offer is… his Juan Soto and Lucchesi
    for my Eloy, Yordan, and Scooter

    Thoughts?

    Since I can only keep 1 of Eloy and Jordan, I figured that I could move them for Soto, who I consider to be an upgrade. McNeil has been great and has some versatility, so figured I could roll with him as my 2b, especially when I have Correa and Mondesi in my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense, I’d take Soto

      • RoarOf84 says:
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        Long term, how do you think Eloy and Yordan compare to Soto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think they can both be better than Soto

          • 183414 says:
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            Naaaagh !!

            • RoarOf84 says:
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              Huh?

  147. Dr Y says:
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    Have K. Seager playing in my utility spot for a deeper 12 team mixed league. Would you drop Seager for Tyler O’Neil? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Paul says:
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    I’ve been holding Kyle Tucker could be a 15th round keeper for the next three years should I drop him for schwarber. Our keeper league is only three year keeper but someone held vlad last year late and got him for three years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  149. TC says:
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    Better keepers moving forward. Standard categories.
    Bryant and Benintendi or M. Chapman and Mondesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  150. Thomas Petrone says:
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    Yu Darvish, Joe Musgrove, Jose Quintana – rank ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Quintana

  151. Paul says:
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    What do you think about Mike Foltynewicz making a comeback in the second half? Should I pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  152. Yut says:
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    Rank em

    Romo, Jackson, Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SAGNOF

  153. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Just heard Tyler SKaggs died

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh my god

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        27 years old

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s so awful

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Rangers/Angels game postponed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  154. uncle ernie says:
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    Wow Tyler Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, Uncle Ernie

  155. toolshed says:
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    Smoak, Daniel Murphy, a riley. Please rank ros. Obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, Murphy

  156. here comes the pizza says:
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    RIP Tyler Skaggs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brutal

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        So tragic. Not sure if they always do this but ESPN removed him from the player pool almost instantly. I had dropped him this morning and it just says Team Name dropped: (blank).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just awful

        • Dave D says:
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          Process over prudence

  157. Eli says:
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    Romo or Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo, but close

  158. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    ughhh damn Grey. Losing Skaggs like this is so tragic. No word on a cause yet, but I’m guessing it might be a car crash or similar. This is like the death of Adenhart all over again. It always sucks when a young player robbed of life, like with Taveras and Fernandez before. Angels game today in Texas now canceled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s just terrible news

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      no foul play. They found him unresponsive in his Texas hotel room. They don’t believe it was suicide

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yuck

        • Dave D says:
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          F’ng horrible news. I’m so sad to hear this. My heart goes out to his family and teammates. Ten years since the Adenhart tragedy. So very, very sad. He was a good guy. Must have been heart or genetic thing.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, not sure, just brutal news

            • Dave D says:
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              Just devastating. Let us count our blessings in times like this and say a prayer for his loved ones. Just horrible such a good young guy is gone so abruptly.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Agreed

    • Dave D says:
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      Lyman, Donnie, Nick, Tyler. Being an Angels fan takes a strong heart. God bless you, Tyler. Our hearts are with you and yours. Gone too soon.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      wasn’t a car crash, unless the news reports are covering up a whole lot (including anything mentioning any car). “robbed of life” is an interesting way to put it with jo-fer and oscar taveras (both died from driving/boating high and/or drunk at extreme speeds). probably could be a way to put it if you don’t believe at all that people are actually in charge of what they do.

      – be like saying a stunt driver tried jumping a gorge, didn’t make it, then we talk about “the gorge being a murderer robbing the driver of life”. gotta not believe in agency to speak in these ways. these are the ways people tend to talk about young kids in the ghetto getting stray bullets simply from living on the block they lived on.

  159. Wake Up says:
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    0K to drop Skaggs ?

    • crimedog says:
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      probably the douchiest comment I’ve ever seen. You need jesus.

    • 183414 says:
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      ASSHOLE !!!

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      What is wrong with you dude?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Where the F have you been?

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      this is apt comment, it’s a play on other seriously close to as stupid type comments of “should i drop this guy (who’s out all year or something)”. good stuff. meanwhile, we don’t have this news yet (sometimes they keep this stuff hidden for a long time too, including forever sometimes) but anybody else thinking how even more apt his name might be in this kinda death? how absolutely not ironic that would be (but would be called exactly ironic by others if so).

  160. Wake Up says:
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    nvm…I’m hearing that he already did it himself…

    • Stream Weaver says:
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      Not funny. Real stupid thing to say

    • Dave D says:
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      Loser

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      where are you seeing that. however butthole surfers’ pepper lyrics come to mind here.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        wondering if this was a less accidental version of jo-fer here. obviously not a boat related thing, but with certain drugs they can all be considered just as daredevil-like lifestyle choices.

  161. Stream Weaver says:
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    I have a rotation of Hoskins, Olson, and voit occupying my 1B and CI. My OF and UTL are Yelich, Dahl, Eloy, Puig, Brantley, and Yordan. I have Caesar Hernandez at 2B and Scooter can go there as well. I was offered Altuve and McCay (pitcher) for Hoskins and Neris. I have enough closers to be alright. Does this move make sense for my situation or better off holding? Trade analyzer has me winning this in a landslide but probably not factoring in Altuve’s current state. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it

  162. The Other JC says:
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    Eloy and Morton for my J Turner and Neris. Based on your recent comments, I believe you like this one for me. Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  163. JC says:
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    Eloy or V Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  164. Paul says:
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    Goldschmidt or Mike Minor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        What happened to shizz? 90 Ks already.246 arrggh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m reeling from starting Adbert

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Oy
            #metoo

  165. krazyivan says:
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    Can I make a team for next year by taking the pitching of the Marlins and the hitting of the Blue Jays? It’s like the body of an engret….with the head of a………….meerkat.

    Anyway, Gray what are you thoughts on Alberto Hanser, or is it Hanser Alberto? Seems like a good player in reality but for fantasy a waste of time. I’m intrigued a little because of the batting avg if the Orioles move him up lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good for fantasy

    • The Harrow says:
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      the beef jerky appendage man. he’s useful for AL only and other deep spots for the positional stuff (2B/3B in fantrax, i know i want one total guy to slot in for CI/MI/2B/3B when a whole bunch of others might have an off day)

  166. Primetime says:
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    Grey. Besides wheeler do you have any other pitchers you consider buy low?

    Marquez
    Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, German

  167. krazyivan says:
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    Didn’t think the Cubs were playing in London until next year.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      hehehe. PIT going nutzo on people (HOU multiple times) a LOT lately after spending almost all year not too good at scoring runs.

  168. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    What awful news on skaggs ugh.

    On a baseball note Lourdes Gurriel is so free.

  169. Steve says:
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    Meadows or Hiura

    10T 5×5

    Thanks

  170. JC says:
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    Pick one for holds and ratios. Minter, Alvarado, Pagan, Newcombe, Dyson

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      alvarado if one. minter behind newcomb at ATL now. actually if holds ONLY (and not saves + holds or saves OR holds) then newcomb. pagan/alvarado likely splitting the saves.

      • JC says:
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        Well, the question says to “pick one” and specifies holds and ratios. Saves are not mentioned. So if you are too dumb to understand the question, it might be smart to hide your ignorance.

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          right, so duke newcomb then. nothing gets fixed from hiding though.

          • JC says:
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            Good comeback

  171. Justin Ralph says:
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    Which side? German Marquez/Aroldis Chapman or Ian Kennedy/Woodruff

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      nazi in exile side.

  172. ThE sHiT says:
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    Moncada/Chavis/Domingo German for Sunday Santana/JoRam, what side?

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