The last month the Gurriel father & son team, Yu-Lou-Gu, have been having is absolutely crazy. It’s the best father & son month since August 1984 with Yogi and Dale Berra. Only Yogi  and Dale’s great month wasn’t due to on-field play, but Yogi making a drug-sniffing dog’s handler laugh while Dale snuck an eight ball of coke through security at a Def Leppard concert. “If this leopard is deaf, what kind of singer is he gonna be?”  Oh, Yogi, you card!  Yesterday, Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .281, as he continues his torrid pre-All-Star break pace.  He’s hitting close to .380 in July with eight homers.  That’s in 38 at-bats.  He has 11 homers in his last fifteen games.  Only one near as hot is his son, Lourdes. Hopefully, both Gurriels keep it going, knowing it ain’t over ’til the encore of Pour Some Sugar on Me. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brad Peacock – Shut down with shoulder soreness and won’t start on Tuesday. Headed to Houston for tests, so when will he start again? This bird you will not gauge.

Andrew Cashner – Traded to the Red Sox.  This gives the Red Sox Cashner, Sale and Price, and none are money. “I’ll take this staff to the bahnk with no fiduciary concerns!” That’s a Harvard-educated Bostonian who still sounds dopey with the accent (says the guy from Jersey — ha!).  Surprising trade for the Orioles because teams don’t usually trade with teams in their division.  When the Orioles were reached for comment, they said, “We’re in the Red Sox division? We didn’t even know we were playing the same sport.”  Cashner is having one of his best recent seasons, which is to stay not as good as 95% of pitchers, but he’s doing all right for himself. His 6.2 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 4.88 xFIP are laughably bad, and he looks like he’ll fill the backend of the Red Sox rotation until he’s transferred to the bullpen.

Chris Sale – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.27. Did I say Cashner would go to the bullpen? How about Sale does and Cashner is the Red Sox ace?

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-6 and his 19th homer.  Just Dong because the alternative is just don’t.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, which I know because he was on my bench for both.  Sonavabench! Sonavabench!  I’d bet against it, but Pollock is capable of a top 30 outfielder 2nd half.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.78.  As I keep saying, Ryu could be skipped or come down with a mysterious injury to limit IP. I hope I’m wrong, and I don’t want to be right (since I own him), but the concern is real.

Yadier Molina – Hit the IL with a strained thumb tendon, and could miss three to four weeks.  That little thumb went wah-wah-wah.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .251.  Au Shizz!

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.99 vs. Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.95.  This matchup was billed as, “Both of these guys seemed to retire at one point or another in the recent past, which makes me think pitchers in their mid-30’s are more reliable than pitchers in their mid-20’s, based on the sample size of two.” Not a ton of people call it by its billing name.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.65. He only threw 117 pitches on Saturday. A mere pittance. Which reminds me of my idea for a bagel store that only serves small people like The Bagel Boss, I call it, A Schmear Pittance.

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  He’s coming off an All-Star Game MVP, which he won because he made the game a little quicker.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .294. Oye como yay!

Luis Severino – Cleared to begin throwing.  Nice!  Only four months past the original “beginning to throw” date.

Ken Giles – Was unavailable all weekend due to nerve inflammation in his arm.  The good news is the Jays won’t be trading Giles this year unless some team is so desperate they want closers with arm issues — hello, Red Sox!  The bad news is Daniel Hudson or Joe Biagini will be the closer.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .296.  Bobbinson Cano has been hotter since the break, but Sogard or Cano?  Okay, now imagine again you have to pay Cano $120 million for five years.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .234.  After his homer, Grichuk laid down his bat on a picnic blanket, picked up a basket of scones and handed them out to the opposing team as he rounded the bases.  What a gentleman!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .247.  Soler’s headed for the quietest 40-homer season since Handsy McWattmore hit 43 homers in 1903. Handsy was a mute player for the Trenton Crankpots, and he would go on to invent base running signs.

Niko Goodrum – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 9th and 10th steal, hitting .242.  Like Khris Davis hitting .247, it should be law that Goodrum hits .151.

Jonathan Lucroy – Will be wearing a facial cast for the next week following a procedure to correct the unsolicited nose job that Marisnick gave him, i.e., Marisnick = Carlos Beltran and Lucroy = Jon Niese.

Mike Trout – Removed from the game with a tight calf. Joke’s on you, Trouts don’t have calves! *rechecks zoology textbook* Nope, they definitely don’t!

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  But you wouldn’t even know a Domingo if you held it in your hand.

Matt Thaiss – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .176.  There’s definitely some serious holdover from The Sciosciapath when it comes to Ausmus with Thaiss being called up, not playing every day, and when he does play, he’s hitting ninth. Haven’t seen anyone so scared of Thaiss since Tipper Gore looking at a 2 Live Crew album cover.

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.24. Whatever musk Soroka’s wearing to fend off the Regression Fairies, it should be worn by all pitchers.

A.J. Minter – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.56, and his 5th save.  Someone else should be the closer in Atlanta (not Minter either), but Luke Jackson (earned runs in the past two appearances) must have some compromising photos of Brian Snitker – teehee, Snitker, Snitker.

Max Scherzer – Hit the IL with a back sprain.  Damn, I really thought he was just pretending to be injured to avoid the All-Star Game. Guess we should’ve known since he would never play possum like that. He’d play a raccoon with two black eyes, but never possum.  If I were adjusting my top 100 for the 2nd half, I’d still have Scherzer high, but would lean on one of the top Astros starters first now.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Anyone who owned Maikel in the first two weeks of the season when he looked like he was about to break out can tell you that he gets as hot as anyone, i.e., the Franco-American Outside-Of-King-Of-Prussia war on pitching has commenced again.

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24. Still firmly in love with Gallen, but, like every adult in A Christmas Story, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about all those BBs.

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, 2nd homer after the break, and third homer in the last four games.  Cooper could be as good as Goldschmidt in the 2nd half. Zoinks!

Robinson Cano – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Sad to report, I actually picked up Bobbinson Cano due to his schmotatoness. Didn’t hustle to the waiver wire so I wouldn’t show him up.

Jesse Winker – Left mid-AB with what appeared to be an oblique injury.  Leaving mid-AB + Oblique = Uncertain future but likely out for at least a moth.  Damn!  The math was so close; was supposed to be a month.

Phillip Ervin – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .356, and went 6-for-6 on Saturday, but, before we all start doing reacharounds on the waiver wire for Dr. Magic J aka Phillip Ervin, he was in Coors. I’m interested in deeper leagues, especially if Winker’s injury is going to be as bad as I think.

Tyler Glasnow – Will undergo an MRI on Monday. Do you see why I said you could drop him on May 12th after hearing he had a mild forearm strain? It’s going to be around May of next year when he’s headed for Tommy John surgery. If only the Rays had 2020 vision.

Brendan McKay – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  As the carved tree outside of 90210 has on it, I want Brenda ‘n McKay 4 ever! However, the Rays sent him down. My guess is he’ll be back next weekend when they need him again.

Ryan Yarbrough – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.26, and nearly finished a perfect game, after he followed an Opener. Fun fact!  His last name is pronounced like an affirmative answer from any surfer.  “You hit the water curls today, brah?” “Yarbrough.”  See?  As for the Yarbrough Bridge from the Opener to Emilio Pagan (1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 6th save), he’s a solid Middler, based on matchups.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .292.  Prolly more push back on including Meadows in my top 100 for the 2nd half than any other player.  I’m assuming from most people who would’ve said he was a top 25 guy after his great April. All about what have you done for me lately; it’s Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.

Michael Brosseau – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and two homers on Saturday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Trevor Williams – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.17.  After the game, Ray Searage was so impressed with how Williams was pitching to contact.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.  How many homers does he have? Any guesses? Yes, everyone is hitting homers this year, but Heyward has a high of 14 homers since 2013.  No guesses?  Geez, lamecats, y’all.  He has 15 homers.  Heyward is on pace for his career high in homers. Any guesses what that is? Oh, forget it, it’s 27 homers.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .229, as he continues to leadoff.  Don’t give me the whole OBP angle either.  His is .325.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 32nd homer, hitting .330. He’s on pace 117/55/117/.330/36, and 18/3/14/.209/3 on the road.  Okay, I kid with the splits, but not far off.

Shelby Miller – Signed a minor league deal with the Brewers. They’ve made Chase Anderson, Junior Guerra, Jhoulys and Davies into serviceable starters, but now the Brewers take on their greatest challenge yet, turning a guy Dave Stewart once thought was decent into a MLB starter. “I’d release Yelich to get Shelby on the team.”  Oh, shut up, Dave Stewart!

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Haha, after almost ten years of hating Bumgarner, I’m now his biggest fan.  I stan a Bum!  Now get Bum off those bottom feeder Giants. (Why when I think of a bottom-feeding Bum I picture a butt moving and eating like Pac-Man? Am I damaged?)

John Means – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.94.  The Orioles said of this Means start, “We told him to get the regression out of the way while on our team, so after he’s traded he fires nothing but clean innings for his next team. It works that way, right?”

A.J. Reed – Promoted by the White Sox, which is awesome if they promoted 2017 A.J. Reed.  Less awesome if they promoted 2019 A.J. Reed.

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .244. Eloy continues to truck along, but Vlad Jr. hit 91 homers in the Home Run Derby and 91 is a thicc number and Vlad Jr. is thicc, and I don’t have a thicc category in my league, aw shucks.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and a slam (18) and legs (11), hitting .266. About to start calling him The Brunch Special, because he has more slam and legs than anyone else, aside from Yelich, who doesn’t count because MLB wants him to homer so they’ve put Miller Park’s fences on Segways for every time he comes to bat.

Homer Bailey – Traded to the A’s.  Variety reports, “Christian Bale officially signs on for the Moneyball sequel.” Just when you thought a trade couldn’t be more boring for fantasy than Cashner to the Sawx, the A’s get Bailey.  *rereads Homer news* Okay, just wanted to make sure Homer Bailey wasn’t going to The Athletic. Bailey at least has a few more Ks than Cashner (8.1 K/9), but many more walks (3.8 BB/9) and an ugly 4.62 xFIP. I’d put him in the MediOAKer category and use Streamonator for him.

  1. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    most of those MIL starters outplaying themselves (except davies with this year nutzo luck) was their old pitching coach, who moved to CIN this year, doubt it’s any kind of accident CIN i think has the best SP ERA in NL (or top 3 at least, either way that’s WAY better than they pretty much always are with that park the GAP)

    20 teamer with tons of extra stats (defensive stuff, QS, K/9, relief appearances, relief wins, OBP against, double plays for hitters and pitchers (getting them, not hitting into them)). dynasty. i need at least 9 TEX players either active or in DL slots at all times. somebody just dropped gallen (my waiver sucks after i won d.castillo about 2 months ago with it, 14th)
    C wolters (streamer)
    1B box wine (all OF)
    2B whit (1B/CF/RF)
    3B gurriel (traded away profar and blackman to get gurriel + paxton just in time before profar lost playing time, had too many OF anyway, had to move one of eloy/alvarez/blackman/desmond)
    LF eloy
    CF desmond (1B, LF)
    RF choo (LF)
    util (1) y.alvarez (LF)
    BN (this many since we have a max of 1 BN slot for pitchers to prevent hoarding): willie (LF), mazouza (RF), odor
    DL (5): stanton (LF/RF)
    NA (10): valera (trade bait to CLE), jp martinez, l.taveras, brujan, varsho, b.thompson, x.edwards
    SP: ryu, morton, paxton, archer, darvish, j.urias (in SP slot)
    RP (7): leclerc, c.martin, pressly, buttrey, romo, wittgren (cimber for some reason got the 8th yesterday in a holds spot), d.castillo
    DL (5): morrow, l.ferrell (broke his face and makes me TEX legal)
    NA: d.garcia (NYY), crouse, winn

    drop who for gallen if my waiver works? i was just about to trade one of archer or darvish for draft pick upgrade since i would have illegal pitchers after trading for paxton (it was almost the exact day) when skaggs went out and died (possibly off his namesake-type chemical, about 75ish days till we know for sure but that’s where my money is). archer finally did well last time out (almost all 3 of those ER were from the bullpen after he was left in too long), wittgren, while being CLE’s 2nd best RP doesn’t get that many holds.

    • Noam says:
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      Damn man, have a little respect for the deceased.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        could be a heart attack/stroke/brain aneurysm as well of course (or other stuff i can’t even think of), but i’d bet against that.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      actually ollie perez is their 2nd best RP so far, but that’s recent, wittgren has been near the top of the RP FIP leaders all year (wittgren still 35th for minimum over 18 innings RP on season)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Pick an RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wiittgren

  2. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Big trade on the table. I’m trying to make a run for the championship.

    I give (with keeper values)
    A. Meadows (19th, 3 years)
    Tatis (23rd, 3 years)
    L. Gurriel (10th, 2 years)
    B. Lowe (10th, 2 years)
    K.Tucker (23rd, 3 Years)
    Luis Urias (10th, 2 years)

    I get:
    G.Cole
    JD Martinez
    Jose Abreu
    W. Contreras
    Moustakas
    (None with keeper value)

    I’d love to make a run, but I’m concerned I’m giving up to much value. I would like to hold on to Tatis, but I think he needs to be part of the deal. Maybe I take Meadows of the board. Thank you.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      this is the epitome of the punt future for this year type deal (esp since you can’t even keep any of cole/moose/contreras) that i don’t engage in. it would increase your chances of winning this year for sure, but probably severely lessen your chances for the next half dozen or more years. i don’t know if the clocks on urias/tucker have even started yet, if not this becomes a bit worse for you though. the CUBS in real life would definitely do this deal though, then their fans would tell you how good of a deal it was since they won once. i’d rather have a good chance to win every year in say a 5-6 year period (even if i ended up having a lot of 2nd-4ths but no win) than win once then have very little chance for the other years.

      tatis and tucker esp could be both top 20ish type players kept in last or near last round. insane value on that. meadows 19th is sick too.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends on keeper rules and who your other keeper options are. I’d probably pass, but hard to say for sure without more info.

    • Grey

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      Ton of players moving, so if it gets you the win, sure, but agree with DT

  3. Prog Nation says:
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    Good morning Grey,
    Was thinking of picking up (streaming) Plutko today at home against the Tigers, and dropping the Shark @ Colorado. Yea or nah – stream Plutko as the 9th Planet, or bench him to dwarf planet status.

    Thanks.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      plutko fine streamer today for deepish leagues for sure (6.5 by SON). marginal in 12’ers, esp if smaller innings cap or have a slight lead in ratios in a h2h. shark is also streamer in those sized leagues where plutko is marginal in general, clearly NOT a play for pretty much any league @ COL though (-34.3)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Sinkhole

    • Prog Nation says:
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      Thanks Sinkhole and DT,
      It’s 10 team H2H. It’s fairly close on the ratio categories. So I’ll refrain from visiting Plutko, and keep the Shark in the dugout.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        shark doesn’t need to be held in a 10 teamer. i thought you meant shark was yr streamer spot (which would be good).

        • Prog Nation says:
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          I use one of my SP as a streamer, until someone gets hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! I’m not touching Plutko, but sounds like SON doesn’t mind him

      • saint says:
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        Hello Grey,

        Streamonator has Plutko -8.2. Where do I see SON listing him at 6.5?

        Also, my opponent started Shark today in Coors. Streamonator -36.3. 5 IP 1/H 1/BB 0/R 6/K so far. Yikes!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I never said Plutko was $6.50, so I have no idea

          • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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            it DEFINITELY showed plutko being 6.5 this morning when i typed that. this has been a thing all year, where pitchers SON numbers change drastically from say 7 AM then 5 or more hours later they might get that much worse, and 14.7 negative move sure is a lot. i get a little movement, but i’ve seen that much before this year a few times, don’t know why.

            • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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              i’ve seen others mention this before too this year. it badly affects grabbing streamers both days before and certainly day of.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, not sure on Plutko… I know weather affects things a bit

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Question for Rudy

              • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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                i didn’t mean to imply it was ALL pitchers do this, where the numbers change that much in a few hours on game day, it’s probably at most like 1-3 in a given day, probably mostly far less than that per day. and as far as i can remember it tends to usually only affect guys that are deeper streams anyway, you don’t see degrom go from 28.4 to 14 or anything like that.

                • Grey

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                  I hear ya…. I’m curious too why, I honestly don’t know

                  • There are two factors that will change the projected $ value that much in a day:
                    1) Significant change from projected to actual lineup (e.g., Mike Trout comes off DL and replaces a mortal)
                    2) Weather

                    I just looked in my weather archive and yesterday’s CLE/DET game was forecast at a 9 MPH wind blowing out to CF. That’s significant and would increase the projected HRs.

                    I had Plutko and Norris going in the first legs of a 2-start week. Really could’ve used the wind blowing in.

  4. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Which side? EugSuar, Bryan Reynolds and Schoop or Benintendi, Price and Hiura?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Benintendi side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. ozunaiknow says:
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    Thank you Grey, Donkey, and friends.

    L:ance Lynn or Mike Minor ROS.

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      lynn was actually doing better months ago even when his ERA was bad than he’s maybe ever done, or for sure in like 5 years or more. minor of course doing the best he’s ever done as a SP by far. lynn is actually almost a whole run better in FIP though, so him. this is funny as minor’s ERA is almost backwards when comparing them (almost a full run better than lynn with both minor’s ERA luck and lynn’s earlier season bad luck)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  6. aardvark says:
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    Meadows or pollock?

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      funny as meadows pretty much is a young pollock (not sure if pollock ever had prospect rating as high as meadows did though). also, meadows minor league history indicates he’s similar in injury risk as well.

      • aardvark says:
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        Essentially whoever I pick will be the wrong choice

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I’d go Meadows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  7. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the report, more than usual. I’m a perv for your content!

    a. Best and worst catch of the weekend.

    1. Best catch

    The guy in the right field bleachers who caught Schwarber’s HR. The guy caught the ball barehanded in his right hand, leaving his left hand to hold the beer. He caught it on the fly and did not spill his beer. Top 5 fan catch this year.

    2. Worst catch

    Actually, the worst catch was no catch. As in Melky missing the routine pop fly by Bryant down the right field line. He used his glove to deflect the sunshine. Damn, all outfielders should be forced to wear sunglasses like J-Hey. Of course, Bryant hit a HR on Archer’s next pitch because Melky dropped the ball in foul territory.

    b. At least Marisnick had the dignity to apologize for taking out Lucroy in the world’s worst effort to slide into home plate when you know for sure you’re out and the only to not get out is if you run into the catcher, causing the ball to pop loose.

    c. Going today to that Island Paradise, so don’t know if I’ll have Internet, little or poor internet or my wife’s favorite no Internet. So, Abbott and Costello quote of the day might have to take a break. I know everyone will be really bummed, sorry for bumming you all out.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 15

    [After Lou basically gets them fired from the carnival, they meet their benefactor – Jinx Roberts (played by Dick Foran)]

    [He takes them out to dinner in a really fine restaurant.]

    Costello: Boy, what a place.

    Hat-check girl’s voice: May I take your hat?

    Costello: Who’s gonna pay this check?

    Jinx Roberts: I’ll pay it. We’re gonna celebrate.

    Costello: Celebrate getting fired?

    Jinx Roberts: You don’t think I’d let Gonigle fire us if I wasn’t ready? We got a real job now.

    Abbott: A real job?

    Jinx Roberts: We’re in the army.

    Costello: Buck privates?

    Jinx Roberts: No, in the air corps. The order just came through to report at the Cal-Aero school. Get this. They’re gonna pay me a salary while I’m learning to fly!

    Costello: Pay you a salary to learn to fly?

    Jinx Roberts: That’s right.

    Costello: At last, I’ll get my wings! Wings!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      just went and watched that “marisnick destroys lucroy” video (funny as that is EXACTLY what i searched for, and it came up with that title too), and yeah, dude straight up targeted his head with his shoulder while running. you get suspended in hockey for that one now (not usually a long suspension unless you have a history of doing it). i had read about it before, but this one is esp bad as lucroy’s body was already low, dude had to lower his shoulder to lucroy’s head to make contact at all. this wasn’t the old “plate block so where else was i supposed to go” spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Just went to look, was tough finding, but I did… An All-American beer and grab

      2. Ha

      C. Have fun!

      D. Nice!

  8. BBHHI says:
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    While I loved the 90210 reference, I would love to hear more commentary on McKay, please? Seriously! ?

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      I’m not sure there’s much to really say. He pitched well (yay). Against the Orioles (oh).

      5 IP, 86 pitches (61 strikes), 7 Ks, 0 BB, 3 Hits. Not sure there’s much to say. Was the line great because he pitched well? Or was it great because it’s the O’s offense? At least it was better than his line vs. the Yankees a week ago (as you would expect).

      Best thing I see over his 16 IP of MLB experience is the 13/1 K/BB rate! My concern is the GB rate. Small sample size and all…

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      To add better definition to my request:

      I’m really wondering what I’ve got on my hands, a top notch SP with a great future or a guy who is a small sample size product? I just haven’t seen much color on guy, outside of he has great control and probably will have lower Ks/9 in majors

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        over at prospects live (ralph’s site) he’s the 6th SP ranked, 24th overall. they just put out their midseason top 100 too.

  9. RyGuy_4 says:
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    I’m really interested in trying to buy Chris Sale low… the guy that owns him is really thin offensively. It seems he still thinks that Sale is worth a 1st or 2nd round pick…. Who would be a reasonable trade piece (or package) to offer? I have Baez, Suarez, Muncy, Voit, McNeil, Cooper — to name a few.

    I have Betts, Acuna, and Alvarez also but consider them to be “untouchable”.

    • RyGuy_4 says:
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      I also have Jorge Polonco…. I figure with the multiple players with multiple eligibility, I have some flexibility.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If he thinks he’s worth a 1st or 2nd round pick still then probably not worth your time. Anyone other than Baez and your untouchables is fine though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    12 team w/ QS.

    My Giolito and Luchessi for Sale?

    Rest of staff: Corbin, Lynn, Marquez, Sonny, Boyd, Caleb Smith, Odorizzi

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sale side for me, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Currently have an excess in pitchers and need to swap one for a bat. Who is most droppable: Gallen, Pineda, Flaherty Wheeler or Marquez

    • knucks says:
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      Def can drop Pineda before any others but Gallen would be next drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knucks

  12. Conktown Tinker says:
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    Great write up. Which side you like for the second half?

    Springer & Boyd
    Or
    Judge & Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, but fair

  13. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto
    (Saves+Holds)

    I have Brad Hand and Liam Hendriks. I’m looking for a couple more RP arms to use when I don’t like a SP matchup.

    Pick 2:

    Hembree, Kelley, Minter, Romo, Cishek, Stammen, Brasier, Swarzak, Edwards Jr, Jimenez, Hirano, Castillo, Parker, Claudio, Morgan, Baez, Petit, Chafin, and Bummer.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Baez and Romo for me but a lot of the same there

    • The Harrow says:
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      bummer has been better than maybe all of these, if we weigh lately with baez this is almost for sure. lot of these guys have ugly underlying stats, even if they might get holds. kelley and hirano also i’d do over romo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT about a lot of same — Hembree, Romo

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

    Framber Valdez bulking for the ‘Stros tonight versus the probably-Troutless-Angels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m too shook by his last start

      • goodfold2 says:
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        last 3 were all bad unless my memory is off

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hasn’t been good enough to put up with road starts

  15. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    First the good news: My son is the new VP and GM of the Atlantic City Blackjacks of the Arena Football League. Starts Monday.
    More importantly we need to dump a player from our 12 Team Roto ..choice is Mancini or Mazara ( unless Giles is put on il today)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Congrats!

      I’d lose Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow! That’s amazing! Send him my best

      Agree with DT, Maz

  16. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Morning brother Grey!

    Are you watching Euphoria on HBO (per the “damaged” blurb)?

    Back to baseball: SON is really high on Junis today at home vs CWS. Roll him out there?

    Also, SON went from Luke warm to hating Hendricks today at home vs. CIN (Castillo). Any ideas why he’s -$5? He’s been great as a home starter this year, past 3 years, and the only Cincy bat that hits him well is Votto. We rolling Hendriks out or pass for better options?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on the league for me. I’d pass on both in RCLs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was supposed to watch Euphoria, but haven’t — is it good?

      I’d start Hendricks, I have no idea why SON is low on him, my guess is weather (wind blowing out?)… Wouldn’t touch Junis

  17. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Do you foresee a Sano power surge? Hard hit % up there in the top 5 of the league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I own him in one league

  18. Erik says:
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    The Orioles don’t trade to teams in their division because they don’t want the trade to bite them in the ass. I think the decision to bat against him instead of in support of him is entirely rational. If you took a poll of the batters, what do you think the vote would be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Against who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        getting anything for somebody else thinking cashner is worth much is a great trade for them. if BAL cared about such higher level trade worries such as “we shouldn’t trade in division since it’ll hurt us” that sure isn’t reflected in their actual TEAM building, now does it. sisco would’ve been playing long ago and mostly every day and just tons of other stupid shit they do if they actually worried about improving their own team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  19. bigbear says:
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    That Franco HR was a moon-shot! Dude absolutely mashed it with ease.

    Meadows – agreed on the “what have you done lately” mentality. But I’d say it’s as much about his checkered performance over the last 2 years (on top of the previous 1-2 years in the minors). – Signed, Ms. Jackson.

    Heyward only has 1 HR on his career of any significance. It came in the preseason and took out Bobby Cox’s window. The rest have been, sadly, forgettable. There’s too many other batty calls without the emotional baggage. – Signed, Ms. Jackson.

    I thought for sure you’d have a Nate Lowe blurb with the superlative weekend he had. Then I remembered… @ Baltimore! Seriously, 8 for 17 with 6 R, 4 HR, and 7 RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco definitely knew it was gone immediately

      True on Meadows

      I said to grab Lowe on Friday for the weekend (due to Hitter Tron)

  20. MJP says:
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    Great post!

    I took your advice from the top 100 and paid for some elite pitching… I’m proud to say ERod has been be dethroned by Verlander as my SP1.

    Only downside is I don’t have a 1B anymore… Who (1 or 2) should I pick up? Current WW includes:

    Joc, Yandi, Nate Lowe, Jake Bauers, Profar, Thames, Desmond, Pujols

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Is Lowe playing with Lowe returning (confusing)

      • Dave D says:
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        Watch out B.Lowe!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  21. stevie says:
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    Morning Grey. What do you think about trading clevinger for aroldis? Fair?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Agree with DT

  22. FantasyLand says:
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    Got offered Snell for my Giolito and Moncada. Is this fair? I’m leaning towards rejecting it.

    Also, I could counter with Giolito and Victor Robles instead. Not sure if that one is better?

    Keeper league, roto. I’m first but could use some SP help

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair. Depends on the rest of your team and needs…

      • FantasyLand says:
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        Thanks DT. Guy is saying he could send Sale instead of Snell also. Needs for me are Era and Whip.

        Rest of my team is Vázquez, Hoskins, Mondesi, Muncy, Story, Betts, Harper, Eloy, Ohtani, Laureano, Villar, Kingery, Pence, V. Robles, Moncada.

        Verlander, Buehler, Lynn, Giolito, Clevinger, Yonny, Sonny Gray, Raisel, Hand, Neris, Romo, Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reject

  23. scott says:
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    Morning, all…hope the weekend was good for everyone. 10-team, weekly H-2-H with standard 5×5 scoring (plus 2B and BB for hitters). I’m going to have to let go of a couple of these guys and was wondering if any are ‘more droppable’ than the others (positions are of no consequence). The Trade Analyzer/ROS projections love Carp, but he’s been so frustrating. Thanks.

    – A.Hicks, D.Santana, N.Mazara, M.Carpenter, L.Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Domingo, Voit, Carp, that order, to own

  24. George says:
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    Hold Neris or swap out for one of the Rays relievers Pagan or Castillo in a SV+H league?

    Also even if holding Neris, who is your preference between Pagan and Castillo for the Rays? Or neither interest you that much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

      Pagan

  25. peacecoast says:
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    sosad I dropped Ramon so long ago and missed getting him back.

    Salazar- can’t believe I am asking this. any role ROS in 12t mixed?

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      same in one 12’er (where i could easily use the steals) and one 14’er. still held on in a 14, a 20, and another 15’er.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You didn’t trust Ramon even though I said to trust him, that’s the sad part

      I’m not trusting Salazar in a 12 teamer yet

      • peacecoast says:
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        actually I am pretty sure I asked you about the drop HAHA, yes he was that bad the first month

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that makes sense

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s always my fault!

          • Better Call Limehouse says:
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            i’m not “blaming” you on this, esp since you were what hundreds of slots ahead of ADP on him in preseason, but definitely for 12 teamers he was a drop months ago here.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I know, it sucks… sometimes these things happen…

              • Better Call Limehouse says:
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                he was easily a good drop back then too, he wasn’t performing at all. sucks for me in that the 12’er (dynasty)and 14’er (keep 6 total so he wasn’t a keeper anyway) i dropped him in i do need steals too. i did hold in 20 team dynasty, dropped in 14 team dynasty with short roster starters and got him back anyway later, and held in 15 team dynasty as well.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

  26. Lubes says:
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    I know this is a baseball site, but can we get some appreciation for Federer/Djokovic yesterday? Definitely the best sports moment I’ve seen this year. I feel like old man Federer (2 whole weeks older than me!) still had more in the tank at the end but Djoker got saved by the tiebreak coming when it did, and definitely dominated all three of those.

    Back to fake baseball-
    I’ve got 3 OF spots between Benintendi, Laureano, Mazara, Renfroe, and F. Reyes. I feel like Benintendi is no longer an auto start here, until I see a hot streak. No? And I’ve been trying to play based on opponents, but feel like i keep getting sonovabenched. Any splits among these guys that you’ve noticed? Home/away? L/R? I can’t figure out a pattern.

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      i read that DFW essay about federer/tennis, it was quite good. i know it’s probably the hardest sport to be good at at the highest level (or at least believe that). doesn’t make me like watching it though. mazara might not be a hold there with that few OF spots. dude might eventually get to his prospect projections but it’s been a while with no improvement. pretty hard to be healthy almost all year, be a supposedly power RF type and only have 12 HR’s with today’s balls (also in a hitter’s park). jason F’ing (i took off at least 4 years of hitting in my prime) heyward is doing better than him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why did they put in a tiebreaker and not have it go until someone won? Wasn’t that how it used to be?

      OF is a matchups thing… Benintendi can likely be sat until further notice tho

      • Lubes says:
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        They had a match back in 2010 that went to 70-68 in the 5th set. Guy was so exhausted that he got destroyed the next match. Similar experiences with other marathon matches. So they put in the tiebreak at 12-12 (which itself only happens rarely). This was the first time a men’s grand slam final ended that way (women’s did once before). It’s better than penalty kicks (at least tie breaks are already a regular part of the game for the earlier sets) but still not perfect when its the championship and there’s no concern for tomorrow.

        BCL- Mazara still has 51R/51Rbis. Bruce and Calhoun only guys on waviers in my league that are doing better than that, and it’s limited pickups, so I don’t think it’s worth the change.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why wouldn’t they do tiebreakers for all matches except championship? (Sorry, I know you didn’t make the decision to go to tiebreaker)

          • Lubes says:
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            Consistency? But there’s lots of people making your same argument today (myself included).

            Btw trusting Marquez today? I’ve moved him in and out of starting twice already. I know it’s Coors, but its against SF.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll be honest, the match was great, but the tiebreaker sucked — prolly why the argument is being made

              I’m starting German

  27. NYC says:
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    Tyler Beede has strung together a couple of good starts. Any interest long term?

    Next start against the Mets is meh on the streamonator (-3?) but I’m thinking of jumping in.

    DT what say you too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him, but it’s an NL-Only league, and I wouldn’t trust him in a mixed league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not yet at least

  28. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Please pick 2 for H2H points this week:

    Heaney vs. Valdez-HOU & vs. [email protected]
    Canning vs. Peacock-HOU & vs. [email protected]
    Sabathia vs. ???-TB & vs. Marquez-COL
    Tanaka vs. Freeland-COL

    Should I give Sale a pass this week after three straight duds for a third option above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick two of two?

      I’d start Sale always

      • Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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        Sorry, just meant to edit two of the options; please pick 2:

        Heaney vs. ???-HOU & vs. [email protected]
        Canning vs. James/Valdez-HOU & vs. [email protected]
        Sabathia vs. ???-TB & vs. Marquez-COL
        Tanaka vs. Freeland-COL

        10-4 on Sale

  29. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey! Hey DT!

    start TWO please:

    D. German vs. TB
    Lynn vs. Ari / @ Hou
    Wheeler @ Min / @ SF

    Thanks all~!

    • William Hung says:
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      Wheeler and Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Hung

  30. William Hung says:
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    YOLO with Marquez today v. SF? Also, Benintendi is going to be such a bargain next season!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to YOLO

      Haha, yeah, Benintendi 2020 sleeper!

      • William Hung says:
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        YOLO!!!!!! OMG i just got out of a meeting… what a 1st inning by Marquez! Just beating my ratios like a champ!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YOLO thank god I can’t imagine YOLT

          • William Hung says:
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            and then I love how Shark comes out for the bottom half and just deals like an ace… c’mon man if Marquez is gonna give up 5 runs, the Rockies gotta come back with 6

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s gonna be 5 IP, 5 ER either way, so hopefully he gets there

              • William Hung says:
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                mother nature and the sun said “NOPE!” and gifted the Giants an infield hit. Now it’s getting ugly with 7 runs in

                Marquez F’d me so bad – I’m gonna need Kyle Hendricks to put out a Maddux type performance

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Seriously

  31. Cohen says:
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    Please pick the 2 best streamers from this list?
    CC vs Rays
    Pineda vs Mets
    Darvish vs Cin
    T.Richards vs SD
    Bailey vs Sea
    All at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, Yu

  32. Fred says:
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    Drop Kingery or JP Crawford for G Cooper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

  33. TC says:
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    Better keeper duo in standard 5×5 categories league.
    Bryant and Benintendi or Bregman and Y. Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

  34. hankg says:
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    Trying to upgrade my keepers for next year with team out of it this year. Would you deal Lindor, Bell and Ryu for Bellinger and Correa? Only Bell and Bellinger can be be kept next year (and Bell could be kept in 2021 as well). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

  35. Travis Hafner says:
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    1.) Got a few pitchers going today with bad ratings. Who you starting in 12 team QS roto leagues?
    GMarquez SF (3.6)
    LGiolito @KC (0.8)
    LCastillo @Chc (-7.5)

    2.) In my 10 team league 5×5 with a lot of pitcher slots and a big innings cap, I’ve been holding Yamamoto. His start tomorrow (SD) looks ok (0.2 right now). His next start after that is a nightmare @LAD so it’s looking like a stream situation.

    Question is, my roster is cluttered, but I want to grab Belt for the 4 games @COL. Should I hold Yama for his start? Or let him go and play Belt?

    3.) Two random points
    – You wrote in your 2nd half writeup that “one day Bogartes will be a top 15 bat”. In my 5×5 roto league, he’s ranked 12 OVERALL. I don’t think people realize how good he’s actually been.

    -I dropped Trienen in two of my 10 teamers (I have Hendricks). I don’t regret it and it wasn’t even that hard for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’m starting all 3

      2. Let him go and play Belt

      3. See? It happened fast! haha

  36. Will says:
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    ?Buy, Sell or Hold Max Scherzer for the rest of this season in NL-ONLY 5×5 Roto?

    I’m concerned about the back issue and what impact that will have on his performance (ie – Kershaw).

    Would you trade Scherzer for Goldschmidt/Kyle Hendricks/Hector Neris in NL-ONLY?

    Also….do you think Greinke could be traded by the Snakes?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m concerned too, but I’d take Scherzer in that trade — Greinke should be traded, I don’t know if he will, not sure of his contract

  37. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (TB and OPS), who would you drop to activate Pollock from the DL: Vogelbach, Pederson or J. Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  38. baseballbanter says:
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    Blockbustered up:

    Give: Arenado, Morton, and Lourdes

    Receive: Freedman, DeGrom, and L. Garcia or Bryan Reynolds

    I love Nolan beyond anything but this is making me THINK. What say you, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Netflix says:
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      How long before blockbuster trades start being referred to as netflix trades. Seesm like just a matter of time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They’re more of a streaming service

  39. LG Baseball says:
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    Awesome write-up Grey!

    Need to start 1 of the following:

    Yordan- 7 games @LAA, TEX – $13.2 on Hitteron
    Benintendi- 7 games TOR, @BAL – $19.5 on Hitteron

    The bot likes Benny but he has been ice cold lately. Who you got?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. msh2404 says:
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    A. Judge, Vlad, Dee Gordon
    B. G. Sanchez, J. Abreu, Ohtani

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  41. negatto says:
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    Couple of questions for lineup this week.

    Need to drop one out of the following, who is hitting the bricks (Darvish, Gallen, Lucchesi, McKay, Paddack, Smith)?

    Who do we like for rest of year, L Urias, Scooter, Goodrum, Wendle or play the hot hand of the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKay

      Goodrum for now, play hot hands

  42. Hurling Darvishes says:
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    In a keeper league and I’m working at trying to position myself to be young and competitive in 2021 and beyond (that is when I have a lot of early draft picks). We can keep 10 straight up. My young keepers are Moncada, Hiura, Trea turner, Dahl, Buehler, Robles, Luis Robert, Harper, Bauer, Springer. I have a chance to win steals this year and was offered this trade.

    Springer for Bo Bichette, Dee Gordon, & Ramon Laureano.

    Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  43. Hh says:
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    What offer would you go for in a 12 team AL only Roto league.

    Meadows, Nate Lowe Leclerc for R. Osuna, Aaron Hicks and Semien or

    Lowe, Rengifo, Leclerc, Felix Pena for Lindor, Hansel Robles and Choo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lindor

  44. Synyster says:
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    How cray would I be to start Samarzdja @ COL today? Also have Marquez starting as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems slightly loony

  45. Oz says:
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    Straight up, Tatis vs Story in a dynasty league. Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  46. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Sorry, meant to edit two of the options and imply that the others were the same; please pick 2:

    Heaney vs. ???-HOU & vs. [email protected]
    Canning vs. James/Valdez-HOU & vs. [email protected]
    Sabathia vs. ???-TB & vs. Marquez-COL
    Tanaka vs. Freeland-COL

    10-4 on Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka, CC

  47. BH says:
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    Who to start today?

    Paxton
    G. Marquez
    Giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who they’re facing

      • BH says:
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        Paxton vs Tampa
        Marquez vs San Fran
        Giolito at Kansas City

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Paxton

  48. Michael Roberts says:
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    Would you drop Luke Voit or Domingo Santana for the Brunch Special?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Gordons or Mallex

  49. Fogimon says:
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    Come back Max! You can’t do this to us. Reports are that he will spend the minimum on the IL and make his Saturday start. But backs are tricky, especially on post-30 yr old pitchers who log 220+ innings per year.

    On a lineup lock day, are you taking the gamble on Rudy (ha!), I mean Max, for a hopeful 1 start week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Max

  50. Fogimon says:
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    We’ve done this before, are we ready to be confident yet?

    Yummymoto has a 2 start week vSD & @LAD. All indicators are saying he is in the risky to start category, but what has he shown so far that is so risky? He has basically passed every test so far to be 2 start worthy.

    I’m starting with confidence. Its a fastball-HR dominated league. When everyone zigs, you have to zag. I think in Yummymoto we have found a gem, similar to your Trevor Williams call last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’ve been saying about velocity!

  51. Fogimon says:
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    Last one for me,(maybe not). The Padres haven’t announced their roatation for the week yet? So this is how its going to be with Paddack the rest of the year I guess. Does he get skipped, does he start?
    Stupid managers. How could a complex game requiring so much know-how also be so stupid that a monkey would be better handling the day to day?
    Actually, I believe that defines all of our existence, so baseball really is a reflection of life
    If you build it, they’ll be dumb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Yeah… I doubt Paddack goes more than 6 IP and is ever a two-start starter in a week again

  52. knucks says:
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    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    My team is hurting for AVG. Knowing this, would you make the following deal?

    Give: Muncy + Jarrod Dyson
    Get: D. Murphy + Hansel Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • knucks says:
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        I didn’t think so! Thx Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. steve stevenson says:
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    AL-only keeper, give Semien and filler to a non-contender for Hendriks and Grichuk? None are likely keepers on my roster at their prices, but Semien could have keeper value for the other guy. I’m looking for SV and power, and Semien is in the U slot because I’m flush at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  54. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Solid weekend recap. Ryu got saved by an insae throw from verdugo on a play at the plate. The outing could have went differently. It’s easy to tell Ryu is slowing down. I’m looking to sell high on him today… literally after this post.

    You starting Snell in Yankee stadium today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Ryu

      Think you have to start Snell

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Yep. Gulp. Ty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I went to Friday’s Angel game (Skaggs night / no hitter). It was so surreal and emotional. A great and tough thing to be a part of. Quite a reminder of how great sports can be in moments of travesty.

    Anyway –

    I need to lose one to activate Voit (guessing Kingery?):

    Kingery
    Laureano
    J. Polanco

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s an awesome game to be at… Was so surreal to watch clips (I was on vacay, didn’t see whole game)….

      Kingery

  56. Dave D says:
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    I got a real nice start from Covey in our DC on Friday. I was not expecting great results but it was a short week and he filled the line-up with…. feces?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I benched Beede for Pedro Baez’s 2 IP, 3 ER weekend… So how you doin’?!

      • Dave D says:
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        All is well here. A lot of my teams have been stagnant but the weather has been fantastic here the last few weekends, so Ive been enjoying outdoors with the fam?

        How’s LA? Did you get shaken by all the earthquake hype? Kern county is a little further away than Northridge, huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Earthquakes were massive (apparently) and I didn’t feel a thing… I just got back from Portland over the break…

          • Dave D says:
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            Great. How’s Portland? I spent some time there in the 90s. It was real nice then. Ive heard its degraded a lit like most cities since. I really liked the International Rose Test Gardens. That and the Pittock Mansion.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pittock mansion was one of the worst musuems — Gardens were fine, walking distance from our hotel — city was fine, felt midwestern a bit… Good food, nice people

  57. Alan says:
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    Hey guys,

    I’m in a paid for 12 team CBS weekly points league.

    Should I pick up Dylan Cease and drop one of my SP’s? Here is my pitching staff:

    L. Giolito
    B. McKay
    Z. Please
    M. Soroka
    Z. Wheeler
    On Bench:
    Z. Gallen
    C. Paddack
    C. Smith

    IL: B. Peacock

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Plesac for him

      • Alan says:
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        I had to make a decision before the 1st game of the week started, so I actually dumped Gallen, and picked up Ponce De Leon instead. Depending on Cease’s performance, and Plesac, I might still grab Cease if he’s available.

  58. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey
    Is it time to drop Elias? He seems to be imploding with regularity. Was looking to pickup Edrod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. Milarky says:
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    Good stuff Grey. Last week I polled you to see if you thought Ketel Marte might bump one of my existing keepers (Rizzo, Bryant, Story, Stanton), and you said probably not. What if I could get Blackmon instead? I heard you on the podcast, and I’m also concerned that as soon as I buy in to him, he will realize his age and also stop hitting homers, but Stanton is hella frustrating too, though he’s also four years younger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Stanton over Blackmon in a keeper situation

  60. baseballbanter says:
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    Grade da trade:

    Give: Hoskins and Morton

    Get: Judge and Thor

    I think its rather balanced, the risk being injury concerns. What say? Thanks btw, you da man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hoskins side

  61. Box says:
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    What are you doing /w Giles?

    A. Hold him to see where he ends up/to see if he lands on IL

    B. Drop him for one of the following

    Hudson
    Elias
    Reds closer after Iglesias gets traded
    Giants closer after Smith gets traded

    C. Wait it out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  62. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    I’ve got Hunter riding the bench but would you say Pollock is the better bench bat ?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Pollock

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        In the same league, been offered:

        My: Rizzo, Buehler and McKay
        for His: M. Carpenter, Villar, G. Cole, W. Smith

        my main interest with this trade is trying to win this year with the limited innings Buehler will get. In the end are we talking only 20-25 innings ? I consider Buehler the better keeper long term, do you ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That doesn’t sound bad for this year to win it… Buehler is better than Cole long term, but only barely

  63. Joakim Dead says:
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    Did Stripling show any promise (that wasn’t there prior) for you during his start at the Red Sox this weekend? Also Jose Ramirez seems to be trending upwards which is a nice feeling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling pitched well (on my bench) — I’m starting him now in Philly, and that will go well

  64. Joakim Dead says:
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    Did Stripling show any promise (that wasn’t there prior) for you during his start at the Red Sox this weekend? Also Jose Ramirez seems to be trending upwards which is a nice feeling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling pitched well (on my bench) — I’m starting him now in Philly, and that will go well

  65. Joakim Dead says:
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    Wow double post. Maybe its a pre-cursor for 2 chicks at the same time…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next stop Eiffel Tower!

  66. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following. SON likes the two 2-starters. do you agree?

    marquez – vs sf, @nyy
    pineda – vs nym, vs oak
    caleb smith – vs sd

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, 2 start starters

  67. Joakim Dead says:
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    Do you have any closer to be speculation concerning the Rangers? Is Leclerc just not going to be a thing this year? Is Kelley a trade candidate or someone you think they are keeping around/surplanting via trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Kelley is traded and LeClerc gets saves for final 2 months

  68. adam goldstein says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to pick one from each of the following

    1) Hiura (3 vs atl, 4 @ ari) or senzel (3 @ chc, 4 vs stl)
    2) Vlad (4 @ bos, 3 @ det) or riley (3 @ mil, 4 vs was)
    3) benintendi (4 vs tor, 3 @ bal) or riley (3 @ mil, 4 vs was) or senzel (3 @ chc, 4 vs stl).

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura
      Vlad
      Riley

  69. John says:
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    Hey Grey, Following up on my attempts to storm the playoffs. Swung a deal straight up for Trevor Bauer for my Hoskins. Doing ok in power but need pitching. 6 games out with 6 weeks to go!

    Do I have your blessing?

    10 team H2H R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS K,QS,ERA,WHIP,K-9, SV/HLD

    C Christian Vasquez
    1b Rhys
    2B Javy
    3B Muncy
    SS Mondesi
    LF Yordan Alvarez
    CF Laureano
    RF Judge
    UTIL Ohtani
    UTIL Voit
    Bench: Upton, Dansby Swanson, Luis Urias, Hicks

    DL: Giancarlo, Salazar, Tyler Glasnow

    RP Kirby Yates
    RP Aroldis Chapman
    P Giolito
    P Bieber
    P Jack Flaherty
    P MadBum
    P Lucchesi
    RP Aaron Bummer
    RP Roenis Elias
    RP Sam Dyson

    Bench: Heaney, Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are blessed!

      • John says:
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        Thank you and hopefully I receive the blessing of the overlords as well in my quest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You are forever blessed now…

          • John says:
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            haha I hope so!

  70. Klonk says:
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    What would you say the chances are that McKay stays in the rotation the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was sent down this weekend, so technically he’s not in the rotation

      • Klonk says:
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        Would you pick up Cashner over him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  71. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you trade kimbrel straight up for any of tanaka, german, maeda or ed rod? or aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, German or Tanaka

  72. Phil says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey.

    What do you think of this trade offer…it’s a 12 team, 6×6 league (OPS and holds included with regular 5×5), and it is a keeper league. I give Bryce Harper, and I get Gallo and Nola. I am keeping Javy Baez and Rizzo next year, and my third and final keeper would have to be between Gallo, Merrifield, or Nola.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Phil says:
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        You’re the best bro. I’m sorry, but one last question: which three would YOU keep in a 6×6 OPS & holds league:

        Baez, Rizzo, Gallo, Merrifield, Nola, Moustakas, Puig, Laureano, Pham, Domingod, Tim Anderson…it’s really the first five or six that are viable options.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez, Rizzo, Gallo

  73. foul balls says:
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    12. Team h2h 6×6 with qs, would you trade trout for degrom and cole, thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but could work out

  74. Gotime says:
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    H2H weekly lock. Need to start 2:
    Kingery 4 vs Dodgers 3 @ Pit
    Riley 3 @ Mil 4 vs Was
    Ed-Escobar 2 @ Tex 4 vs Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, Escobar

  75. knucks says:
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    Keeping an eye on that Munoz callup by the Padres. Doubt they move off Yates, but if they did, this kid has an electric arm. I’m adding him for the K/9 in my deeper roto leagues today. He has 61 Ks in 38 innings across AA, AAA and the majors so far this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good looking out!

      • knucks says:
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        Here’s another one that’s a bit less exciting. I saw that Ryan Braun made a batting stance adjustment after seeing something about Bellinger during the ASG break. He’s been hitting the ball hard coming out of the break.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Interesting, but he’s owned in my leagues.. Guess I could acquire him, but meh

  76. Alps says:
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    Grey
    In a 10 team league I need HR”s and RBI
    Would you drop Hunter Dozier for the following
    Keep in mind dozier in last 14 games is batting .182, 0 HR, 2 RBI
    It’s worse for the last 30 days
    Options are
    Garrett Cooper
    Maiikel Franco
    Danny Santana
    Tyler O”Neil
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  77. Fogimon says:
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    Hunter Strickland is about to become waiver priority soon, isn’t he?

    I would estimate he is about 10 days from being activated & immediately the Seattle closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he’s anything special this year… maybe 5 saves

  78. CP says:
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    Matz or Mahle ROS with QS instead of wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

  79. Blitz says:
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    SAGNOF, but Pagan over Romo or Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • knucks says:
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      TB is a committee and the other two aren’t so I’d say nah.

  80. Reese says:
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    What’s wrong with benintendi? Would you be a buyer in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be a buyer for right price

      • Reese says:
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        How about benintendi and villar
        For
        Mazara and paddack ?

        Benintendi and paddack are very low cost keepers in this league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Benintendi side

  81. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Know you’re still fairly skeptical of Josh Bell, but I have a dynasty trade offer on the table for him. If you were to fill in the blank below, how high would you go? Top 50? Top 25? Trying to figure out how much I’m willing to trade for him. Thanks!

    In a dynasty league for the next ~5 years, Josh Bell is a Top ___ asset

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      50

  82. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Would you drop $19 Profar to pick up either $1 Brousseau or Thaiss In AL only keeper where you’re trying to win this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’d try Brousseau

  83. hankg says:
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    Are Bell and Ryu too much for Bellinger in a keeper league? Alternatively, I could try Bell and Rye for Acuna. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, could end too much, but might be a steal

  84. JP says:
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    Trade Soroka/Muncy/ for Berrios/Pollock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  85. FantasyLand says:
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    Would you drop Kingery to activate pence? Or drop pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Pence

  86. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Your math is a little off. Trevor Story has more slams and steals than Laureano. Story has 20 bombs and 12 steals, which puts him second behind Yelich. Sorry but I gotta defend my boy Trevor’s honor!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  87. Travis Hafner says:
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    I need a seriously good reason not to drop Marquez. I’m serious. He’s absolutely killing me. Can’t touch in coors, not great on road. Sick of him. So tilting.

    • crimedog says:
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      Look at the positives. At least we didn’t have to wait until the 6th inning for the wheels to fall off this time

      • crimedog says:
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        And at least he’s giving up homers to quality hitters like mike yasterzemski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        So what do you think? Drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if you have options

    • Harley Earl says:
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      Drop him. There has to be better available on the waiver wire. Dude has given up eight runs and he’s still pitching. His season ERA is 4.93 as I type this. If you can’t find better than that, then just quit.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Wow, he gave up 10 runs before they finally yanked him. His season ERA is 5.05 now. Like a pair of Levi’s lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          11 ER

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Damn!!! I guess I was early! Make it 11 ER then!!! LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

  88. pinkman says:
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    German noooo >.<

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  89. philip lutz says:
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    ryu-alonso for nola-jd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD, but fair

  90. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Last week I traded Yordan for Soto on your advice. That night Yordan goes yard twice. I said to myself…Dang it Grey! Then next night Soto goes yard and I said to myself…Grey’s still my sage!

    I’m in a very shallow 10-team standard 5×5 roto redraft league so most teams are stacked. I have a sizeable overall lead thanks to your pre-draft and trade advice.

    By category I have a 45 R lead; 25 HR lead; 85 RBI lead. AVG is where I have 7/10 points and could potentially drop 2-3 points. Other tight categories among the top 3 or 4 teams are QS, SV and ERA.

    I picked up Liam to fill a roster spot while Rosario is out to keep ratios firm and grab saves since he looks like the closer for the A’s going forward – and to provide insurance against a shaky Diaz.

    I’m thinking of trading Hoskins for someone where I could still maintain my lead in the HR and RBI categories, increase R and improve AVG without having to activate Rosario and drop Liam.

    1. Would you keep Hoskins for his multi-position flexibility and as insurance in case Bell falls off and not worry about the AVG and R categories based on my roster?

    2. Would you trade Hoskins to get Springer who I’m targeting based on your ROS projections.

    3. Would you just activate Rosario and drop Liam .

    C Sanzhez
    1B Bell
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Soto
    UTIL Mondesi
    UTIL 1B/OF Hoskins

    IL Rosario

    SP Cole, Buehler, Corbin
    RP Diaz, Jansen, Hand, Liam
    BENCH Morton, deGrom, Clevinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      3. Yes

      • Shallow League Decision says:
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        I could make an offer of Diaz and Liam for Will Smith since you suggest dropping Liam to make room to activate Rosario. It would essentially be a Diaz for Smith trade.

        The big question is does Smith become a closer for a contender, set up man or combo of both. Read today the Brewers have been in discussions for him and he would split save opps with Hader. Dodgers also have an interest and he would set up Jansen there. No mention of Boston being linked to him anywhere. Would you take the risk of trading Diaz and Liam for Smith? My closers would then be Jansen, Hand, Smith.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I imagine Smith moves soon to a contender to become the closer

      • Shallow League Decision says:
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        Apologize if this post shows up twice. I don’t know if it took when your website refreshed on me.

        Since you suggest dropping Liam to make room to activate Rosario, what do you think about trading Liam and Diaz for Will Smith? It would essentially be a Diaz for Smith trade.

        The question/risk is whether or not Smith is a closer, set up man or combo when traded. Read today Brewers are serious about him. He would split save opps with Hader. Dodgers also linked to him. Haven’t seen a thing about Boston.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know who Diaz is tho, I’m guessing Yandy

          • Shallow League Decisions says:
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            Edwin Diaz.

            So instead of dropping Liam to make room to activate Eddie Rosario off IL and getting nothing for him, do I trade Edwin Diaz and Liam for Will Smith (see above post for my concerns about whether or not Smith is a closer, set up guy or shares duties)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t see the point of this trade

              • Shallow League Decisions says:
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                Good enough for me. Thought you might consider Smith an upgrade and more stable than Edwin Diaz for a closer.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah

  91. Dave D says:
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    Marquez looking even sh*ttier out of the gates in the second half? Why did I ever go back on my previous resolve to never draft a Rockies pitcher? I made an exception this year for him after going a decade without owning one. That was a huge mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Killing me too, his 2nd half was so good last year, but woofy woofs

      • Dave D says:
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        I started off favoring Berrios as my first pitcher and somewhere I flipped. It’s obvious now that in that ADP range JB was a much better call. Yeah, we got duped by the insane 2nd half Marquez had last year. Unless he does a quick 180 my pitching will be hard pressed in several leagues to be near the top.

        • Dave D says:
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          11 f’ng runs is a complete joke regardless of parks. Disgraceful given his stuff. He doesn’t have a good head on his shoulders.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, gotta be able to buckle down and fix yourself in a start… he’s not showing that ability

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t think he’s startable I’m home games in any leagues right now

  92. Db says:
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    Trade mondesi for Chris sale and drop German Marquez? 12 team yahoo h2h I’m in last

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. Tmo says:
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    Fantasy h2h was fun when you had to outsmart and beat the other guy now every guy one everyone’s team hits the shit out of the ball and playing pitchers is like the lottery taking most of the h2h fun away for me!!! Last year ever doing it RIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rest in power

  94. packers2018 says:
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    In a 12 team dynasty keep all, currently in 2nd place 9 SGP’s out but can gain 6 with 10 SB’s would you trade Nola or Wheeler for Merrifield?
    I have enough pitching and Merrifield over Chavis at 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Wheeler

  95. erad says:
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    Marquez DL stint in 3…2…1…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m going to DL stint in 3…2…1

      • erad says:
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        What the hell just happened

        I forgot there was an early game, loaded up MLB.com, saw Marquez’s line – puked in my mouth and pooped my pants

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, I know

        • hal_incandenza says:
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          I pooped in my mouth and puked in my pants. It was that bad!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • William Hung says:
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      So many 2 strike counts and then he misses location with the fastball or just throws a garbage curveball – Bud Black probably told him that his ERA is gonna be upwards towards infinity and to just find a way to go 5 innings

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wow, that was painful

        • William Hung says:
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          Are you going to throw Marquez out there @ SD assuming he makes the start? Bud Black is furious with Marquez given the doubleheader situation today.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Isn’t he @NYY next? I’m starting him in road starts still

            • William Hung says:
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              ohhh yeah you are right. I was looking at the wrong pitcher

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Should be a fun road start!

        • herschel says:
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          Is it over yet?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I hope so

            • William Hung says:
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              I wonder if the Rockies are going to still try to win this game… Looks like Shark was the stream of the day right now

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, crazy

  96. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you trade Alex Reyes for Hansel Robles in a keep forever dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Thanks! I was probably selling short. I’m just frustrated with Reyes. Guess I’ll hold on to him a little longer. Ugh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  97. Travis Hafner says:
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    Wheeler DL, Shoulder Fatigue

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oofa!

  98. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How would you rank these three snoozers for the back end of a rotation?

    Odorizzi / Lucchesi / Darvish

    I DO need Ks….which is why I grabbed Yu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu, Odorizzi

      • Alexei Kaleina says:
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        So you would drop Lucchesi at this point? Maybe a stupid question but I have been in the fog of war with pitching…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try to hold, but only starting him at home

          • Alex says:
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            Words thanks G

            • Alex says:
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              Interesting someone just dropped German Marquez after that blowout, think it’s worth blowing a 5th waiver position for a second half comeback or you think he is busted?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d start him on road, but he can’t be started at home

                • Alexei Kaleina says:
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                  Together Marquez and Lucchesi make one, hahahaha

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  99. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-TEAM 5X5 ROTO —OBP

    trade possibilities I’d like your opinion on…

    PERAZA FOR B.DOZIER?
    PERAZA FOR KINGERY?

    (I have Dozier and Kingery – along with Barreto on the bench so is Peraza an upgrade?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Offer Kingery for Peraza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Kingery

  100. Ozzie Albie's Helmet says:
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    5×5 10 Team Dynasty League:

    I was offered Ketel Marte + David Dahl for my Pete Alonso. The Trade anylizer says I should go for it, but I’m worried about roster space for when Rosario and Anderson are due back off the DL. I’m also pretty deep at OF & MI, but would be left with only DJ/Gallo/Voit at 1B, none of whom I trust very much.

    C – Christian Vazquez
    1B – Pete Alonso
    2B – Ozzie Albies
    3B – Alex Bregman
    SS – Trea Turner
    OF – Ronald Acuna
    OF – Juan Soto
    OF – Joey Gallo
    Util – DJ LeMahieu
    Util – Matt Chapman

    BN – Lourdes Gurriel
    BN – Eugenio Suarez
    BN – Luke Voit
    BN – James McCann

    DL – Eddie Rosario
    DL – Tim Anderson

    NA – Taylor Trammell
    NA – Wander Franco
    NA – Jo Adell

    What do you think I should do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you, I’d lose McCann

  101. FrankGrimes says:
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    Marquez!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So painful

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I almost didn’t start him in my weekly
        Got suckered in with the two starts smh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same… yay Yankee stadium next!

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Ugh and I lost wheelers two starts.
            Off to great start this week haha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, me too

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                “He didn’t walk anyone and struck out better than a batter per inning!”

                What?

                Oh.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

            • Stephen Lyon says:
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              In all my years of playing FFB that might be the worst start I’ve ever been a part of.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s up there

  102. William Hung says:
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    Can we get a prayer circle for Willson Contreras? Out 2 straight games now with soreness in his foot. Can we also get him a foot massage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh oh

  103. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    2 leagues. Stripling available in each:
    League-1. McKay or Stripling?
    League-2 (no available DL slot). Wheeler or Stripling.

    (I’m leaning towards Stripling in both).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling…Stripling

  104. Will says:
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    Ticker tease alert: Giants are up 2 touchdowns in Denver just after halftime…..and the Rockies have 1 (one) hit so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. krazyivan says:
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    The Red Sox had to cut Fortnite out of the club house. Maybe it’s time the Rockies eliminate the CBD oil.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      without that stuff it’ll be much harder to get those players to at least pretend to pay attention during forced bible study though.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  106. Welp says:
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    That might just be the last straw. Would I be wrong to straight up Drop Marquez in 12 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not wrong

  107. avogt555 says:
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    Would you consider dropping Marquez after this start?
    Could you rank these four SP ROS? Marquez, Darvish, Fiers, McKay. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Yu, German

  108. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    What a fucking epic fail German marquez was this season. I’ll never draft another Colorado starting pitcher as long as I live. Yeah they may have a good season, but you can’t sustain success in coors.

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      The last pitcher to allow 11 earned runs against the #SFGiants was Ed Jurisch of the Phillies on June 28, 1947. In fact, that’s only happened seven times since 1908, and five of those pitchers were #phillies. They had some bad years.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Let me retroactively apologize for telling to draft Ed Jurisch. He had a great 2nd half in 1946!

        • Ivanmakebasket says:
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          Haha! No blame I’m just tilting my balls off. Not how I expected my week to start. I’m the one clicking the buttons.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, just frustrated myself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was not good

  109. One says:
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    Cashner vs Tor or Lamet @ Mia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

  110. ellis says:
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    UGH Marquez, would you drop him for Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        holy crap so today was THAT kind of line of demarcation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Line of DeMarquezation

  111. krazyivan says:
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    I was so excited about this day a couple of hours ago. Starting Story and Dahl for double header against the Giants. Maybe one of them will get benched in game 2 so I don’t end up with double digit strikeouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  112. Sam says:
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    I’ve got bux and kingery. Drop either for Nate Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Sam says:
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        Thanks. Didn’t really want to.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I was offered M. Chapman and Snell for my Jose Ramirez and Clevinger (15 team 5×5 roto). Biggest offensive needs are HR and AVG. Biggest pitching need is Wins (I hate that as a category!).

    I’m torn on the deal. Any advice? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Snell

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        Certainly like Snell over Clevinger. Is Chapman > Ramirez the rest of the season?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a needs question

  114. Fogimon says:
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    if YOLO, I guess we are all dead.

    Is this heaven?

    No. It’s Iowa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t have YOLO’d with any other group of guys

      • Fogimon says:
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        I could have done without the Nazi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too, Fogimon

  115. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Roberto Perez or chance sisco to replace Molina?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sisco

  116. EG says:
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    Riley, Franmil or Soler for a power bat in OF? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  117. Steve says:
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    Are we trusting Sonny now? He has been lights out recently.

    Drop Lucchesi for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, trust Sonny

      • Steve says:
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        Cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Alps says:
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    I am on the drop Marquez bandwagon
    In a 10 team league would you drop for
    Pounce de Leon
    Ed-Rod
    Wainwright
    Quintana
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  119. Robert says:
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    Cooper or Biggio for a utility spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  120. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    check the c.taylor blurb, how in the hell do initial x-rays show nothing but additional testing it’s a fractured forearm?! if an x-ray machine can’t show a fractured forearm that x-ray machine needs it’s own x-ray. we’ll be getting into infinite regress town here shortly if these things pass by x-rays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

  121. Forrest Gump says:
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    Almighty one which side are you on (redraft) 6×6 with OBP & Holds

    Nolan Arenado

    vs.

    Aroldis Chapman
    Vlad Jr.
    Giancarlo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  122. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I hate marlin pitchers but now hate Marquez more. Drop Marquez for Caleb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  123. Crazy J says:
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    Skaggs, Montas, or Marquez ROS?

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      this is a good one. if you have suspension stashes montas. if not marquez.

  124. The Great knoche says:
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    Brandon Crawford batty call

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  125. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    “Glasnow (forearm) shut down two more weeks”

    Just have the surgery already. Yeesh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly

  126. Robert says:
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    So, is Glasnow now a drop or hold if you have the space?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  127. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pretty desperate for a pitcher. my TreaT for Corbin/Semien? too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit steep, but could work out if you don’t need SBs

  128. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    oh good lord, CIN is serious about ervin only being a lefty side guy, they got dietrich starting in the OF over him even with winker out.

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      AND now winker’s somehow not even that hurt. guess it’s back to n.walker in NL only shortly, had added ervin over edman just lately.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s bizarre on Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So annoying

  129. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,
    12 Team H2H 6×6 QS OPS Redraft

    I offered Bell for Cole last week and he is finally countering with Cole for my Bell/Musgrove. I can plug in Voit at 1B.

    Am I giving up too much?

    Currently roster Verlander, Woodruff, Flaherty, Heaney, Musgrove, Stripling, Pineda, Wheeler IL, Weaver IL.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me, I like it for you

    • saint says:
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      Thanks Grey. Accepted and approved by league commissioner.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  130. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 QS
    Relatively competitive league with deep benches.
    Who would you grab and roster as a streamer, knowing the selection is trash?
    Canning
    Wainwright
    Porcello
    F Pena
    Matz
    M Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not look at streaming? I guess Pena

  131. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Doubt your looking at this, but Nate Lowe over Austin Riley Ros? Worth the try?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe’s not even an everyday player

  132. Stat Man says:
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    Standard root. Springer or E. Rosario and is it close?

  133. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    espn is f’ing up seriously bad on wheeler, rotoworld report the DL stint at yesterday at 3ish pm or so eastern. STILL not DL’d in espn. i want to add somebody for today you lazy jackasses!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      they went to the trouble of listing him DTD too, which he isn’t. he got the DL already. same in yahoo. i see the issue, the mess didn’t play yesterday and like much other mess bumblehood they i guess didn’t actually DL him yet. some lazy jackass in their front office didn’t put the paperwork through yet, as i’m sure that idiot thought he deserved a break for all his great work and success this franchise earns on a daily basis. except i’m seeing definitive news reports from mess writers that he was in fact already DL’d, so maybe this is just espn/yahoo b.s. ah, but according to the player blurb in fantrax it’s just “the mess PLAN on putting wheeler on DL”. so maybe that report is actually correct and it’s the mess being lazy jackasses, like everybody becomes in september when they have nothing to gain since fantasy leaguers haven’t unioned up yet to lose them money when they F with us for no reason. this could be done. if it cost them money to not DL players and carry out routine transaction reports like this they would do it, since it’s very easy to do.

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