Seeing Zac Gallen called up and I’m reminded of me doing karaoke.  Picture, if you will, the song Tequila playing and me just holding a mic, dancing.  Now imagine I’m surrounded by multiple Mickey Rourkes feeding strawberries to multiple Kim Basingers, because this scene is filled with eroticism like you’ve never witnessed before.  It’s taboo filled with self-sacrifice, transgression is in the air while being dominated by a song with only one word.  I’m alive for the first time!  Now, watch Gallen get trounced by the sissy AF Cardinals.  Okay, I’ve been telling you to pick up Gallen for about a month.  On our Prospectonator, he’s the 4th best rookie pitcher, which translates to him possibly being the rookie pitcher of the year.  Think Chris Paddack.  Fo’realsies.  Prospect Mike just gave you his Zac Gallen fantasy, and I’d just go there and read that to find out what kind of pitcher he is, because that’s what I did.  He had lefties hitting .127 off him?  I mean, are you kidding? Seriously, is this a joke?  Do you want me to faint while I am entertaining a room full of drunk people with Tequila?  Do you?!  I didn’t think so. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Pablo Lopez – Hit the IL with shoulder issues, so he’s a drop in almost all leagues and this means Gallen has a long leash and I’m still talking about Gallen AHHH!!! By the by, this is the first time Marlins have had two ledes in two days on Razzball since Jeff Conine was a hot schmotato and Dontrelle Willis was flaunting his flat-billed pitchypus.

Trevor Richards – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  This might not be true, but it feels like it:  No Marlins starter has ever pitched a poor game, except for Urena.

Daniel Poncedeleon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.20.  Ele oh n Ed Ecnop Leinad because everything’s backwards.  Poncedeleon is rejuvenated from a fountain of lies!  A 1.20 ERA?  Are you serious?  He has a 4.8 BB/9, so that’s gonna change, but the Ks are up (9.6) and he’s not as bad as he’s been in the past.  I’m cyclops’ing, but this was vs. the MIA Marlins, so I’m not overly optimistic.

Jose Altuve – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m sorry for changing the brochures Karen brought in to ‘Planet Fatness.'”

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 1st home run since May 11th.  You on May 10th, “Brantley can hit 30 homers!”  You now, “Well, he’s still hitting for a decent average.”

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in five games. When Puig lets one fly!

Tyler Mahle – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.17.  T. Mahle giving the Astros indigestion.  Guess that makes them the–DON’T SAY IT GOD DAMN IT–Gasstros. YOU JUST HAD TO.  Sorry, Al Caps.  Streamonator hates Mahle’s next start, but I’m a bit more interested.  His peripherals are kinda purdy.

Kyle Garlick – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  This game was vs. the Giants, and all game Garlick was pestering players from San Fran if they’d been to Gilroy for his festival.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .235.  Might be surprising to hear that Taylor has seven homers and this was his first good game all year, but I gotta surprise ya.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .359.  If he hits 50 homers and .350 this year, he’s going to lose the MVP award to Yelich.  Maybe even to Travis Shaw. What? If he gets hot, I mean.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. I saw Yastrzemski in the box score and for a second I thought I was a time traveler.  Then I saw the 18th century pantaloons I was wearing and knew for sure!

Rich Hill – I need you to sit down.  C’mon, this is shocking news and you have to brace yourself.  Rich Hill is injured.  I know!  Crazy! Julio Urias is starting today, but it was going to be a one-off thing.  Now that Hill’s hurt, Urias might stay in the rotation.  He’s worth a grab in deeper mixed leagues.

Scott Kingery – 2-for-8, 1 RBI and his 9th homer.  Everything else aside, Kingery hit third on both sides of the doubleheader. Think what you want of the Phils, but that lineup is stacked, even without McCutchen, and Kingery’s hitting third?  *low whistle indicating impressed*

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at…Any guesses?  Would you be surprised to learn it’s 3.82?  You should, because it’s actually 2.83. Unless I’m dyslexic. By the by, how screwed up is it that dyslexic is one of the hardest words to spell? They couldn’t have called it BOB?

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  After his last few starts, it took gonads of steel for me to start him vs. Philly. I was repaid with a solid start, but now I can’t get through a security checkpoint.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.62.  Mad Mask started the game with a broken nose and black eye. He looked like when you’re invited to a Halloween party late in the evening and you try to throw something together, but you’re not fully committed to the raccoon costume.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .235.  In last 30 days, Brian Dozier is hitting .275 with six homers.  Truth be told, when I started “in last 30 days,” I did think he was going to have more exciting stats.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  These were Gerardo’s first hits in the last ten games.  Even longer if you’re counting top 40 hits.

Victor Robles – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .236. “Listen, we can all sit here and memorialize Robles or we can slide him into the freezer and go get some beers–Hold on!  Robles just moved!  He’s alive!”

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.28.  Point:  Only a few mistakes did him in.  Counterpoint: His name may as well be Steven Matztakes because he’s always making them.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  When did I say he’d get injured by?  Right after 17 homers?  It’s gonna be tight, but I’m feeling good about it.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.

Josh Phegley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .267.  The All-Star Game should have a separate All-Star Game for all the guys who should suck but who are demolishing the juiced baseball.  I’d say Tommy La Stella could be team captain, but he’s currently beating Altuve for the AL starting 2nd base job.

Domingo Santana – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .279.  Been cold for a while, but, and I don’t want to sound like Domingo Stan-tana here, on the year he’s been fine, and he’s one hot streak away from 18 HRs and .285 before the All-Star Break. In the preseason, you would’ve taken that from him all day, and twice on Domingo.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .256.  The Jelly Donut of Swat is Dunkin’ on opponents this year. In one league where I have JDS, I haven’t even considered dropping him all year (and I’m in 1st, so don’t be smart).

Marco Gonzales – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38 vs. Brad Keller – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.45.  This matchup was also an early 20th century matchup that left everyone feeling awkward when someone suggested a pool game and it went like this, “Marco….” “Keller!” “You’re supposed to say, ‘Polo.'”  “No, I’m saying my name and I have no idea where you are.”

Mike Trout – 3-for-6, 7 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer, hitting .299.  Yeah, but how many sacrifice bunts does he have?!

Andrew Heaney – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.68.  A start like that usually means he’s hurt, so hopefully he’s not.  Unless this start makes you want to drop him, then you likely don’t care.  If you can hold, Streamonator loves his next start, and, if he’s healthy, I could see a bounce back.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Upton the boogie!

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer.  Member that Hall of Fame son guy who was supposed to play for the Jays?  Whatever happened with him?  No, not Lourdes Gurriel Jr.  His dad, Yuli, isn’t a Hall of Famer.  Think his name was Vlad.

Lucas Giolito – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.74.  Okay, no one doesn’t not get hit never.  Quadruple negatives makes it so!  Just because Giolito was hit doesn’t mean the wheels have come off or that he’s become Zack Wheeler.  Rest your mouse hand under your turkey neck and show some patience.

James McCann – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .330.  If you were in a two-catcher league and drafted only McCanns, no one is laughing now that your last name is Widette.

Adbert Alzolay – Will be called up to follow Tyler Chatwood today, presumably to work as a Middler.  In Triple-A, his numbers were 12.9 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, 3.49 xFIP, and 4.5 seconds from home to phone to pick him up. Kyle Hendricks has a shoulder impingement and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Cubs go super slow bringing him back, think August/September.  Until then, Alzolay can rack up 60 IP, 80 Ks and carve a statue of butter out of a giant hunk of butter.  This has been a paid Adbertisement for Alzolay.  “I approve this message.”  I hope so, Alzolay, you paid for it.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .293. Unlike the 1st base position, the catcher position has made a nice bounce back this year.  All the better to sucker some schmohawks into drafting them next year.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  Only two more to catch David Dull!  Lowercase yay!

Roberto Perez – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  His ADP of, like, 760 bajillion doesn’t seem too bad anymore.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Asdrubal has settled into this 25-homer, .240 hitter that you’d think you’d have a lot of interest in, but, when everyone’s hitting 25 homers and .240, except Robinson Cano, the shine is kinda matte.

Kyle Gibson – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.18.  He is so massively bleh that bleh just filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Gibson for being more bleh than bleh.

Max Kepler – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I told you he was great (two years too early)!

Willians Astudillo – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  This is neither here nor there, which is something you can’t usually say about Astudillo, but I hate calling players by their nickname that they want.  You can’t choose your nickname.  That’s a matter of fact.  It’s why I veer away from using Thor whenever possible and La Tortuga is La Torstupid. Get off my lawn!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.71.  Before game, “Okay, Ed-Rod, go out and be really bad or really good so I know what to do with you.”  After game, “What the eff is 7 IP, 4 ER?!”

Brandon Dixon – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Since my Buy on him last week, Bra-Dix has been a fappening you need to get in on.  Has three homers in the last week and…well, three homers!

Harold Castro – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Fun fact!  Harold Castro’s mom called Harold Ramirez’s hotel room and asked for her son.  Wrong Harold, Ms. Castro.

Trevor Williams – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.12 as he was activated from the IL.  As my Jewish grandmother would’ve said on an airline she didn’t like, TW-vey.  I loved Williams last year — ask anyone! — don’t like him this year.

Bryan Reynolds – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .362.  He’s hitting .362, and is a top 50 hitter on the 30-day Player Rater.  So, yeah, I don’t know why you don’t like him.

Starling Marte – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Fun fact!  A little birdie that wandered into a supermarket in Boston was given the name Starling Market.

Yandy Diaz – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. It’s almost like lifting dozens of heavy dumbbells isn’t good for a guy’s stretching.

Blake Snell – 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.40. Whoever this Opener was that the Rays used, blech, not great.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  CC notched his 250th win.  Not in this season, that would be a record.  Though, there was some seasons where Walter Johnson did win, like, 100 games.

Giancarlo Stanton – The Yankees scored 12 runs and six in the first and oh em gee Stanton didn’t play.  Holy sit!

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .266.  I kinda want him to hit 50 homers just so people draft him in the top 5 overall next year. Not only will it happen, but there will be lots of people ranking him there.  Bet! Not literally because I don’t have money.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .283.  Recently, it has come to my attention, through a text message from Cougs, that Yacht Rock has returned to XM radio for the summer. I am as thrilled about that as I am not thrilled about Gleyber.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal, hitting .315. Ever since people stopped reading newspapers, and specifically the USA Today sports section, I know no one has any idea who leads the league in random categories, but LeMahieu has the 2nd best AVG in the AL.  Did not see that coming with him leaving Coors.

Chris Paddack – Will return for Saturday’s game.  Damn it!  You couldn’t wait until Monday, so I could get you back in my weekly lineup?  That is some short shrift from the Sheriff!

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  Ugh, all our pets heads are falling off. Hard to recommend you hold Strahm after his last two starts, especially with this one in Petco.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .288.  Catches me off guard still when I see someone’s stats who seem to be using a pre-2019 baseball.  I’m farting in David Dull’s general direction.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .249.  Fun fact!  His name is short for Franmilwaukee’s Dad.  By the way, Wil Myers has become a defensive replacement and it makes sense.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .266.  Sir, this is an RB’s.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .273. Imagine drafting Posey before Grandal.  Not hard to imagine when you remember some ‘perts put Posey before him.

Zach Davies – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.06. Davies is still not as bad as N-O-L-A Nola, no no no no Nola.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 27th homer, hitting .345.  Haven’t been able to find the splits yet, but I think Yelich has the most meteoric rise post-sex tape since Kim Kardashian.

  1. TJ says:
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    Back to back leads with Marlins pitchers. Must not be paying those interns enough!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      he joked about howmuch he liked MIA arlins starters back in march too, and that was without gallen being involved.

    • Vlad says:
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      Nothing on Story?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully Story’s fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s not all just sit here and blame Donkey Teeth

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        He was blaming you for not paying me enough! Gimme more sugar beets!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Down, Donkey! Sugar beets are for good donkeys!

  2. Michael Villani says:
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    I got offered Snell for Muncy in my espn 12 team h2h league. My staff is Flaherty, Wheeler, Marquez, Odorizzi, E-rod, Peacock, Fried, Canning and Gallen I have no other 3b on the bench should I make the trade and find one off waivers?

    • Johnny says:
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      I would – Snell’s stock won’t ever be this low again. You could always make a second trade for a new 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Johnny

  3. toolshed says:
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    I asked about dropping strahm for gallen on wed and you said start him at home. Are you saying dump him now or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      For Gallen? Sure, dump Strahm for him if he’s still available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. toolshed says:
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    G Polanco has started 2 out of the last 7 games. Wth? He pinch hit in 2 of the games. Is he hurt again? I haven’t heard anything. Do you expect him to play more or is he stuck in a committee since the pirates have too many OF? I was so happy when he came back early. I now wish he stayed on the dl so he wouldn’t be clogging up a roster spot. Not sure if I should hold or move on. I got this feeling that he will start to play and be productive again as soon as I cut him.

    • The Harrow says:
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      PIT is a committee, even marte party gets more off days than he usually does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Harrow

  5. Crazy J says:
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    “Ugh, all our pets heads are falling off.” HAHA, was totally thinking of Petey when you were polling for a nickname for Alonso. Which, of course, reminds me of Jim playing the trombone in American Pie 2.

    So, Chris Taylor has as many home runs as that Colorado outfielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor has as many HRs as David Dull! Ugh, SOS

  6. Brett says:
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    Should I drop Renato Nunez for Franmil Reyes?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • B the Esq. says:
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      If you dont need the IF positions, yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Gollum says:
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    why do they call it a meteoric rise when meteors fall from the sky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because in the Broadway musical, Paint Your Wagon, the lead character, M.E. Teoric rose to fame by painting wagons

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        lol!!

      • Gollum says:
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        i knew there was an explanation!

  8. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Yes but who prevails in the case of Duhl v. Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dull

  9. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the report, good work.

    a. At least Heaney didn’t take the loss in my RCL that doesn’t count losses as a negative. Bad, man. Heaney, Giolito and Strahm – to which I said scram for the second time this year.

    b. Added Alzolay, let’s see what comes of it. Thank you for the tip.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 20

    In Society, scene 3

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): The Peter Evans? Are you kidding?

    Peter (Kirby Grant): No, come on in. I’ll get you a couple of affidavits. Come on. I go to all these society column outings. You’re a new face. As a matter of fact, you’re a novelty all over.

    The Butler: Shh. You must be quiet. Mr. Van Cleve is a very nervous man and he’s trying to sleep. Shh!

    [Albert (Costello) walks into the room quietly and hears Van Cleve snoring heavily. Somehow he gets his plumbing bag with his tools in it above his head and starts spinning it around. He lets go of the bag causing a big bang, waking up Van Cleve momentarily.]

    Van Cleve: What was that?

    Albert (Costello) [in a falsetto voice, imitating his wife.] It’s me, sweetheart.

    Van Cleve: Well, stop fooling around and come to bed.

    [Van Cleve falls asleep.]

    [Albert (Costello) looks for Abbott in the bathroom and finds him sitting down in the bathtub full of water with his uniform on. Albert (Costello) must have knocked him down when he tossed his plumbing kit into the air and into the open bathroom.]

    Albert (Costello): Hey, Eddie, what are you doin’ in the bathtub? This ain’t Saturday night.

    Eddie (Abbott): I know it, Albert. Look out. I don’t wanna hurt your foot.

    [Eddie (Abbott) throws a piece of plumbing equipment from his lap onto the bathroom floor.]

    Albert (Costello): You don’t wanna hurt my foot?

    Eddie (Abbott): Yes, you’re my friend. [Eddie (Abbott) looks maniacally at Albert (Costello).]

    Albert (Costello): Why, thank you.

    Eddie (Abbott): Help me out of here, Albert.

    Albert (Costello): Okay, kid.

    Eddie (Abbott): Take it easy now, Albert.

    Albert (Costello): Be quiet. There’s…

    Eddie (Abbott): Don’t strain yourself, Albert.

    Albert (Costello): There’s a guy sleeping in the next room.

    Eddie (Abbott): Yeah, I know.

    Albert (Costello): Okay, kid.

    Eddie (Abbott): That’s swell.

    [Eddie (Abbott) starts to throttle Lou for causing him to fall into the bathtub full of water. He chases him around the room holding him by the collar. Really scary stuff.]

    Albert (Costello): Shh! Shh!

    Eddie (Abbott): Come here! Come here!

    Albert (Costello): Shh.

    Eddie (Abbott): Don’t tell me to shush! Get over here! Stand still when I talk to ya. There’s the drip over there. Do ya see it? Do ya see it? There. That’s the thing that’s gotta be fixed. See it?

    [Eddie (Abbott) holds Albert (Costello) over the sink.]

    Albert (Costello): What do you want me to do, fix it or drink it?

    Eddie (Abbott): Fix it up!

    Albert (Costello): All right!

    Eddie (Abbott): Now, shut up! The man’s sleepin’.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yup B. Hopefully C. Awesome

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        I hope you brought the popcorn! I’m really getting into this flick and we’re just near the end of scene 3! Enjoy it!

        Starting Chad Green tonight for his 3 INN mastery start. Last time out he pitched 3 INN with 6 Ks and before that 2 INN with like 1 hit and 4 Ks or something. Last 30 days have been positive for him. Let’s hope the next 12 hours will also be positive.

        PS Any word on the post card? Just my last thought on that post card before I put it to sleep. When I went to pay to send the post card stateside from Croatia, I had some money in my wallet something less than 1$ in change. Would you imagine that the postage to pay for the post card came to exactly the amount of change that I’d had in my pocket at that precise moment!!! I hope I’m making myself clear because you can’t make this kind of sh*t up. To re-cap….

        1. I wanted to send a post card to the USA
        2. I had some pocket change equivalent to less than 1$ in my wallet.
        3. The money required to pay for the postage for THAT post card was equal to the EXACT amount of change that I had in my pocket at THAT moment!

        Amazing the stories you hear in razzball nation, right?

        Now, the question to my Rabbi!!! Please tell me the significance of this – that the amount I needed to send the post card was the exact amount of money that I had in my wallet. And no, to answer to the detractors, I did not know ahead of time the cost of sending a post card to the USA and then just put that exact change in my wallet and then write about it for cheap publicity in razzball nation.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sadly, I never received it… I had my mail forwarded from old address but you gotta send to new address now! A rabbi once said if you only keep change in your pocket you never have to break anything.

          • galica says:
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            Grey!

            I only had the one post card from this stupid ‘smallest town in the world’ called Hum. Now I have to find another place not visited. I’ll send you an e-mail to find out the address when I get the courage. I feel like the lion in the Wizard of Oz asking advice from the Wizard.

            Cool advice from the rabbi. Love it.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, okay, will await the email

              • galica says:
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                Grey!

                Wait no longer. Sent!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Now we’re talking!

                  • galica says:
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                    Grey!!

                    I’m going to print that e-mail and laminate it like refugees do to preserve the one thing they deem holy, their refugee ID card. Most often it’s their only valid ID document so it’s understandable. Anyway, my most revered e-mail and for the record I received a tweet from Frank ‘The Big Hurt’ Thomas when he joined the twittersphere so there’s that.

                    Thanks for making my decade.

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Print it out and that email will get you into the some of the best clubs in Staten Island

  10. Jason says:
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    Woukd you frop Miley for Urias?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally fropping Miley

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Frop you, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s rich coming from the King of the Frop!

  11. Fritz says:
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    Drop any of the following for Gallen?

    Heaney
    Bassitt
    Canning
    Valdez

    • Cram It says:
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      Bassitt

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  12. Ots says:
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    One gotta go

    Franmil
    Soler
    Olson

    • Donkey Teeth

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      They’re all in the same conversation for me. I’d lose Olson if you’re looking shorter term, Soler if you’re looking longer term.

    • Grey

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      Franmil

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

    Lots of bulk today, Leblanc v. O’s, Cortes Jr. vs. Astros, Ferguson for Dodgers, and as-Grey-pointed-out Alzolay for the Cubbies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middler!

      Thanks, PTI!

  14. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Maybin has homered in 4 straight games.

    If he starts stealing bases again, I’m going to have to grab him, right?

    My OF is pretty stacked with Acuña, Eeeee-loy, Robles, Trout, and Upton. Kingery is my U since I have his other spots filled with studs, too.

    Moran and Bader are on my bench.

    Dixon, Kipnis, Cooper, Maybin, Holt, Teoscar, FormerlyFatMattAdams, Ji-Man, Sogard, DeShields, Todd Frazier, Freese, B-Anderson, Kevin Cron, and Kemp are available.

    Anything I should do there?

    Also, random Catcher question. (sorry!)

    I have Mitch Garver, Male Prostitute, and Vazquez (14-team 2-Catcher OBP league…UGH) so I’m surprised to still see Brian McCann out there…also see Chance Sisco, Flowers, Casali, Pina, M Maldonado, and Kevan Smith.

    Any upgrades there?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I wouldn’t worry about Maybin. Cooper over Bader for me. Meh on the catchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann for Vazquez

      Dixon over Moran

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        Or should I say RICO SUAVE! – Gerardo -1991

  15. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Eflin or Gallen?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gallen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Wilt says:
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    Are you starting Framber @ the yanks today in a points league?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s not a good match up and could be ugly but I’d pretty much start anyone I owned in H2H points outside of Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Is one of Matz Gibson or e Rod droppable in a H2H 16team league to use as a streaming slot? I’m leaning Matz but wanted to get your thoughts

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Without knowing what level of streamers are available I would say hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up. Prayer octagon time for Trevor story.

    Wanting to see if I should make any pitcher change(s) in my 10 team, h2h standard 5×5 cat league.

    My pitchers:
    -Matz
    -Canning
    -Eduardo Rodriguez
    -Gibson

    Available:
    -Yamamoto
    -Mahle
    -Julio Urias
    -Merrill Kelly

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Urias over Gibson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, on Story, ugh

      Agree with DT

  19. Btdrnks says:
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    So what you’re saying is that you’re digging the dulcet tones of Hall & Oates more than Gleyber? I mean, I love me some Lil Yachty too, but isn’t this a little extreme?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  20. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    What’s the age where you stop being able to provide simple answers to questions?

    My dad is a watches every game level Yankees fan. Asked him what happened to Snell, hoping for something short/simple like “he got hurt.”

    Instead, I got a twenty minute dissertation about each pitch, each hitter he faced, and how the Yankees have too many hitters.

    I felt like Patrice O’Neal yelling at his wife “Who Got Shot!?!?” (Worth Youtube – ing if that reference made no sense).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, 57?

  21. zombie says:
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    Terrific morning recap! Need to drop a pitcher. On a 12 Team H2H roster anchored by Bauer, Ryu, Castillo, Clevinger and upside-y Soroka, Luchessi, Paddack, would you choose to drop the youthful Max Fried or the surprisingly steady ol’Anibal Sanchez? Thanks, guys!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kind of a toss up but I’d lose Fried…they’re both probably streamers in your league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT that they’re streamers, I’d hold Fried otherwise

  22. jlev04 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I just got offered Machado for Degrom. I’m in the top 3 in the league hitting-wise and can slide Kingery in to fill in for Machado. My ERA is fine for now, but I am behind on innings and will need to stream to catch up.

    What do you think?

    • Jordan says:
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      Sorry, Degrom for Machado**

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d rather get cheaper pitching. Like try trading Kingery while he’s hot now.

      • Jordan says:
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        I also like this idea – thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take deGrom

      • Jordan says:
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        Thanks! I think so too.

        I just have Grey in my memory saying how he won’t draft pitchers early, but I feel like I’m getting the better player here.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Grey only likes bad pitchers!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Bad as in good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  23. Evil Knebel says:
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    Added Gallen and quickly flipped him for Tanaka. That good or could I have done better? 6×6 QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  24. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Roster management help, if you don’t mind. 11 tm keeper roto league. 200 start limit.

    C – McCann
    1B – Voit
    2B – Moncada
    3B – Kendrick
    SS – Segura
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – Laureano
    UTL – Soler
    BN – Mondessi
    BN – H Dozier
    BN – Fletcher
    DL – Springer
    DL – Gallo
    SP – Verlander
    SP – Ryu
    SP – Giolito
    SP – Gant (for wins, ratios, saves)
    SP – Castillo (for saves)
    RP – Diaz
    RP – Chapman
    BN – Paxton
    BN – Chirinos

    I’ve been in first most of the season but just fell into second place this week. Offensive categories are hits, runs, HR, XBH, RBI, BB, K, SB and average. Pitching categories are IP, K, QS, W, ERA, WHIP, S, BS and CG.

    I’m eyeing Mercado, Reynolds for bats and Valdez, Peacock and Pivetta for pitching. Do you see a necessary move or would you hold and wait for Gallo and Springer to return next week? Take these guys I’m watching out of the equation and do you see a weakness I should address? Thank you all!

    • Cram It says:
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      I don’t see those guys making a huge difference between now and the time Gallo/Springer return. Team looks fine from here, but you should know the categories you’re weak in, because you can see them.

    • Cram It says:
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      I guess Valdez should be owned. Maybe over Fletcher or Gant or Chirinos.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks, Cram. Hits, runs, HR, RBI are categories I need to improve in, but easier said than done, obviously. Missing two big bats for a month hasn’t helped.

        • Cram It says:
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          Gallo and Springer will rectify that.

          • Dave D says:
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            Well, now that it looks like Im getting Springer back next week, Story goes down…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe we get Hampson back — yay?

              • Dave D says:
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                Ugh, no. Young Rockies are a curse. I mostly avoid so I don’t own Hampson anywhere and regret owning McMahon in one league. No shares of Dahl either. Only drafted Murphy after they waivered him. Its the big guns or nothing.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, true, can’t argue with it

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Well, at least I have the same problem with Mondesi going down. Might as well have all my 1st string SS’s go down on same day.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Mercado over Fletcher and Peacock over Gant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber over Yonny… Bats moves are kinda whatever if they’re bench bats

      • Dave D says:
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        Sacrilege! Yonny rules!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  25. Donald says:
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    Need pitching. My Stanton for his Bueler. Fair trade? Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh, I’d want Stanton…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, it’s fairish

  26. Wudaben says:
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    Urias, Gallen or alzolay? Need to pick one lotto ticket for now.

    • knucks says:
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      Gallen

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gallen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  27. knucks says:
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    Hey Rudy check the trade analyzer/player rater for Alvarado. Innings are very low but the Save tally is really high. Anything up with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will ping him

    • yeah, will check this out. good catch.

  28. Slimcompoop says:
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    I know what’s good Grey…Yacht Rock is back! Heading out on a 10-day road trip to Canada on Monday. Couldn’t be better timing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yacht Rock needs to be year round or would lose its luster? Please answer, poop, if you have time

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        If Yacht Rock was year round it would definitely lose it’s luster. I was inundated as a youth to yatch rock by my parents. Following several decades of not listening to any of those groups, my wife and were on a trip to Oregon during its summer debut and I new all the lyrics to almost every song. She was in awe, as was I, singing along to “Lido Shuffle” by Boz Scaggs or “Make it with you” by Bread after not hearing it for 30 years.

        Anythehoo…I got a multiple choice question for you. In my 12-teamer I currently have Lourdes Gurriel Jr. at 2B. Not doing too shabby, but what do you think about the following alternatives:

        (a) Trade Wheeler for La Stella and cut Gurriel Jr.
        (b) Drop Gurriel Jr. for Brendan Rodgers (if so how much of a $250 FAAB do I spend?)
        (c) There is no c.
        (d) Hold onto Gurriel

        Happy Thursday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, serious Yacht Rock question, is Steely Dan really this Yacht Rock-y? they play them all the time…

          A. Blech
          B. Sure

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Steely Dan deserves to be played, but not at the clip they are. So does the Doobie Brothers. We need more Hall & Oats! Fun fact…my two hamsters as a youth were named after them:)

            I wouldn’t be surprised if Mike McDonald owns Yacht Rock like LL Cool J owns “RocktheBells” radio.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly right, you want Yacht Rock, you have to ask for the McDonald blessing

  29. saint says:
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    Hopefully temporary fill in for Story.

    McNeil, Odor, Lourdes, Biggio, or Swanson.

    Will move K. Marte to SS if needed.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts

    • Cram It says:
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      Swanson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      McNeil for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  30. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 team points league -1 for strikeouts. Would you replace posey and his 92 points over 170abs for chirinos and his 159 points over 178abs. Been trying to be loyal to Buster but he’s killing me

    • Cram It says:
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      I don’t think Buster will be offended.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Switch them

  31. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Story prayer circle: ASSEMBLEEEEEE

    • William Hung says:
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      ASSEMBLE!!!! If this was Press Your Luck, we are hoping for NO LIGAMENT DAMAGE

      • galica says:
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        Assemble!

        Damn it! I had to endure TreaT IL now this?

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Putting on pants and assembling

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        no time for pants!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, you’re right!

          • Sandman says:
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            Busts out on the scene dressed like the pope. There’s nothing on underneath these robes…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  32. I got questions says:
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    Would you roll out Adbert Alzolay for whatever he’s providing today or more of a wait and see approach?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on your league but probably wait and see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m rolling him out

  33. ashtray says:
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    Can someone please teach Trevor Story how to slide feet first. Honestly…

    I’m in a 14 team OPS league and my options are bad. Please just let me know where the most upside is at:

    Rosario
    Goodrum
    Taylor
    Adames
    Hampson
    Rodgers
    Sogard

    There’s also a dude in my league who is interested in my Trey Mancini. Would you trade Mancini for any of Didi, Kingery, or DeJong?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Most upside is with Rodgers IMO.

      Mancini for Kingery….Didi works too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, i know on Story

      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, I need to join

  34. In Syndergaard’s case, I would argue that his parents inadvertently nicknamed him Thor with that last name and those long flowing locks. Then you add in that the guy throws stupid super hero hard? I mean, the guy had no choice but to be Thor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are we sure?

  35. Bobby says:
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    Drop Peacock for Stripling with Hill’s injury?

    • William Hung says:
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      is stripling’s velo back? His velo was really down to start the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Did the Dodgers say Stripling’s back in rotation?

      • William Hung says:
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        speculation is that Stripling will replace Hill

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Urias is starting today

          • OddBall Herrera says:
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            Urias was already scheduled to be the opener today, even before Hill’s injury. I don’t think that should be taken as the Dodgers’ tipping their hand.

            It will be more telling to see how many innings Stripling and Urias both pitch tonight, because presumably one of them is going to start getting stretched out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, true, I’m not sure who it is

            • Oddball Herrera says:
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              The reason I say that is that today’s start was billed as a ‘bullpen game’ in which both Urias and Stripling would be pitching.

              I think it will be really telling to see which one of them goes longer tonight as presumably that’s the guy they are stretching out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Just needed to moderate it

  36. Waldorf says:
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    Mr. Grey, please keep the Donaldson injury talk out of the universe, my man is starting to get into a groove.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My b!

  37. Trickrey says:
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    Was just offered Giancarlo for my Freddie Freeman in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league. Who would you prefer? I’d be able to slide in Pete Alonso in at 1b. In 1st place right now so not sure if I should rock the boat and sticking with Freeman seems safer, but 2nd place did just make a trade to get Mike Trout…

    Lineup
    C – Alfaro
    1b – Freeman (Alonso would replace)
    2b – Moncada
    3b – Kris Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl (Giancarlo would replace Dahl)
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench – Jose Ramirez, Eloy (One of these two or Dahl would then be Util)

    • Trickrey says:
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      Same guy offered Nola for Alonso as well if i’d prefer that. Not sure I do though. it’s a QS league

      My Current SP: Buehler, Flaherty, Paddack, Giolito, Clevinger, Wheeler, Carrasco (IL)

      Would you do either trade? And if so, which would you prefer Giancarlo for my Freeman. Or Nola for my Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Nola — Prefer Freeman

  38. Blue Devil says:
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    Here is my team, who would you trade to try and get Trout, Betts or Yelich?

    C – Chirinos
    1B – Bell
    2B – La Stella
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Polanco
    2B/SS – Escobar
    1B/3B – Arenado
    OF – Rosario, Meadows, Kepler, Jiminez, Mancini
    UT – P. Alonso
    BN – Hosmer, Swanson

    SP – Sale, Cole, Buehler, Ryu, Odorizzi, Minor, Montas, Woodruff
    RP – Doolittle, Yates

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      You have a ton of pitching, so I would try Ryu (before he gets hurt) + maybe Rosario or Meadows + a smaller 3rd piece like your bench bat(s). I’d aim for Trout/Yelich then Betts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Duda

  39. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    To distract from awaiting Story news . . .

    Super early, but in a 12 team keeper league (keep 7), if Yelich continues on the rough pace he’s been . . . is he a keeper at $50? (he was drafted at auction this season for $47). He would be competing for the 7th spot with $37 Betts or bargain types like $8 Villar, $3 Woodruff, $4 La Stella.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, keeper

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Roto-Wan

    Roto-Wan says:
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    Title got me to LOL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Title’s Rudy

  41. Nightpandas says:
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    Limited moves league…time to move on from Nunez for C Taylor or Bauers? Obp slg and counts strikeouts

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Taylor’s getting hot

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Or could go with Brian Dozier

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Dozier if limited moves

  42. Trade upton for snell upton is on my bench pitching staff Is Buehler, Bauer, castillo, Scherzer, out field is Dahl. Marte, trout, Soto, and Bryant. That include utility

    • Dave says:
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      Good Morning Grey
      I have been offered Bregman for my Segura and Giolito.
      10 team hth with obp
      What side do you like?
      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bregman side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Snell

  43. James Bolger says:
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    Soroka has had a great year but is likely coming up against pitch limitations. What is the likely scenario for Soroka? Do you think he should be swapped out now for a Luzardo, Severino or Taillon? Advice appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t swap him for those guys, but I do think he’s going to be limited

  44. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am expecting the Dodgers to put Rich Hill on the IL sometime today, and I will need a replacement. My options are:

    Tyler Chatwood
    Michael Pineda
    Erick Feede
    Walker Lockett

    Who should I get? Thanks in advance

    • Hill getting d.l. According to baseball trade rumors

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        just preparing for when he does go on IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        Would you rather have Pineda or Jesse Chavez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pineda

  45. sportivetricks says:
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    Dearest Misters Albright and Teeth,

    All of s suds, I have a logjam at SP. Any of these dudes better off surfing the waivers than being owned: Gallen, Framber, Maeda, Peacockandballs, Lucchessi?

    Last three are pretty much identical when it comes to their numbers. I’ve pretty much listed in my order of preference (with a bias for rooknook and stronger clubs), so I’m leaning towards setting Joey Luck and/or the NBC mascot free.

    Lurves!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock and Framber is on waivers in one of my leagues

  46. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB’s), would you drop Polanco for Jay Bruce? Someone also dropped Max Fried and could also drop Polanco for him. Assume pitching and hitting are of equal need and I have a lot of OF depth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Bruce

  47. Harley Earl says:
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    Trevor Story may be out for the season with ligament damage to his thumb. ?

    I’ve lost Springer, Haniger and Pablo Lopez in the last three weeks. If I lose Story, too, my season is over. This sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eff me

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Stor has a sprained thumb. Placed on 10 day DL. Still testing it to determine severity of ligament damage.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope he’s ok

    • William Hung says:
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      gotta just pray the MRI doesn’t reveal ligament damage

      • 183414 says:
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        Pray ? Don’t think that helps. Save your prayers for when it’s life or death. MRI will reveal nature and extent of any ligament damage. I own Story and Mondesi on $2500 a person leagues. It will be what it will be. Don’t be so dramatic.

  48. Jack Bob says:
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    I have Bieber and Morton. Would you trade them both for Bauer? My playoff chances are slim this year so keep in mind this will mainly be for 2020, with an outside chance of making it in this year.

    • Harley Earl says:
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      I’d rather have Bieber for next year and beyond. But that’s just me.

      • stevenjohnson07 says:
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        I just keep reading that he’s been extremely lucky this year and is due for some serious regression. I also know Grey is saying Morton is a sell now player. It’s an interesting trade imo. I’m torn

        • Harley Earl says:
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          I’d keep Bieber but I would also follow what Grey says. Good luck!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  49. Tbone says:
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    12 team, H2H, Dynasty

    My Robles, Alfaro, McCullers, and first round pick (I’m in first), for Ryu and Grandal.

    I have Acuna, Gallo, and Betts manning my OF for the next several years.

    Have a need at Catcher (only real problem on the offensive side).

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu side

  50. vee says:
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    hey grey – who to drop for Paddack?

    valdez, gallen, teheran, happ

    thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  51. lwomack58 says:
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    With Hill’s injury who is the pickup to take his place-
    Urias or Stripling?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  52. rhodyballer says:
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    Pick up JA Happ who was just dumped and drop M. Perez? 12 team 5×5 roto. Strahm is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Happ

  53. Ryan says:
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    In my h2h dynasty league I was offered ketel marte and muncy for meadows and albies. Sucks losing meadows since he has so much upside, but is this a deal worth taking this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Ryan says:
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        What if I deal meadows and avisail garcia instead for muncy kete? Better or do I still hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds better

  54. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey/DT
    I dumped my catcher Alfaro cause I wanted to make the quick grab of Gallen.
    Now I got a ton of pitchers and no catcher…
    In a 10 team 5×5, who would be your first and second CUTS out of this group if you had to grab a catcher and/or IF to replace Story:
    Snell, Clevinger, Bieber, Giolito, Glasnow, Caleb Smith, Domingo German, Lance Lynn, Chirinos (also hanging onto Diego Castillo and Pedro Strop).
    OR should i just hold and see how s**t shakes out….

    Also – my favorite line today: “It’s taboo filled with self-sacrifice, transgression is in the air while being dominated by a song with only one word. I’m alive for the first time!”

    Thats some serious wordsmithing my brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      Domingo G, Strop, but can hold Strop for a few more days

  55. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Story…I’m scared. Hate the head first slide.

    A potential 2B/3B fill-in if needed:

    Lourdes Jr.
    Gennett (off IL next week)
    McNiel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

      McNeil

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        McNeil over B. Dozier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

    • 183414 says:
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      scared ? either he’s torn ligaments or he hasn’t. Sounds like you need a safe space.

  56. stevenjohnson07 says:
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    I just keep reading that he’s been extremely lucky this year and is due for some serious regression. I also know Grey is saying Morton is a sell now player. It’s an interesting trade imo. I’m torn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

  57. Scott says:
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    Can you cut Greg Polanco in dynasty leagues yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  58. Ralphy says:
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    Drop Alex Reyes for Gallen? It appears that Reyes can’t figure out his control. Is he droppable in all leagues?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes, forget Reyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. Scott says:
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    Who would you prefer in a dynasty format for a free DL spot: Alex Wood or Dinelson Lamet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

  60. fausto

    fausto says:
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    you like m. minor vs Cle today? desperately looking for a QS (SON has him @$6.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  61. donald says:
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    Need SP. My Stanton for his Verlander. Or would 2 of these get Verlander or maybe Strasburg. K.Marte-T.Pham-Y.Alvarez-M.conforto-A.Riley-Domingo Santana Thanks to all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, Riley

  62. toolshed says:
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    So are you starting gallen today or are you leaving him on the bench to see how he does?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  63. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Drop Sano for Franmil? (position doesn’t matter)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    SoN hates Valdez in the Bronx today. Good call to bench him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am not starting him

  65. William Hung says:
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    Wondering how much longer the Brewers will let Travis Shaw suck before calling up Hiura. Since his HR, Shaw is 2-16 with 9 Ks and 1 run scored

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess next week, week after at latest

  66. bigbear says:
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    Think trading Voit for Snell is too little? Should I add the likes of a Soroka, Flaherty, or German Marquez? 12 team H2H. Thinking Soroka will have IP limit as playoffs come around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, I’d add Soroka

  67. Scott Levine says:
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    better chance for saves? Scott Oberg or Michael Lorenzen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lorenzen

  68. Jason Murray says:
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    In a 12-team H2H league, do I stick with Strahm and hope he turns it around in his next 2 starts vs. BAL and SF or drop him for Urias and hope he sticks in the rotation? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those next two starts sound good

      • Jason Murray says:
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        Thanks. I also see Strahm has passed his career high in IP. Do you think he has just hit a rough patch or is he wearing down already?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be wearing down

  69. TJ says:
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    You think McMahon is a hot schmotato or think he could be putting it together? I haven’t looked into his stats behind the scenes, but this past week has been pleasing (despite not homers, he has Dahl Fever!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, schmotato fueled by Coors

  70. Josh says:
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    12 tm 5×5 OBP redraft league

    Team A gets Pete Alonso + David Dull

    Team B gets Giancarlo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  71. baby seal says:
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    Recall this bad trade from yesterday?

    Team 1 trades:
    – Mookie, Nola, Vlad, Yates, Brantley

    Team 2 trades:
    – S Marte, Dallas, Chirinos, Merrifield, JD

    Meant to tell u he turned down my 2 offers:
    – Me: Paddack, Senzel for Nola, Colome
    – Me: Cruz, Paddack for Nola and Yates

    12-team so Senzel doesn’t have quiet as much value. But that second offer was more than fair I though… he justified it by saying he’s now best in league for steals, and still has more closers than anyone. But… just no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t want Nola, so he did you a favor

  72. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Would you drop Fried, or I. Kennedy for Gallen? I am thinking hold.

    Would you drop D. German or C. Smith for Manea coming back? I am thinking no.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy — Domingo

  73. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to drop one from DL-Carrasco, D. German or K. Hendricks.

    Leaning Carrasco since there is no word on what is going on with him.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

      • Immaculate Inning says:
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        What does your gut tell you on when he might be back this year? I don’t need to drop him, because I have a DL slot open. But, there might be others on the DL coming back soon I may want to grab.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Next March

  74. Steve says:
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    14t obp daily

    Who’s best at UTIL:
    Rosario, McMahon, Kipnis, Maybin

    I know it’s not great, they’re fill-ins until Pence returns or the Brewers realize Hiura belongs in the majors.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon

  75. Joe Schmo says:
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    Feeling a little queasy rolling out bieber today since the start is in Texas considering his HR rate. He’s still a start though correct? 5×5 roto league. Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  76. Gollum says:
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    would i be crazy to trade Vlad in a keeper league to try and win this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A little crazy perhaps but depends what you’re getting

  77. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    The thread ended with Staten Island! How appropriate.

    Careful! You know that’s how the King of Sweden died, from getting too close to his endearing public and then poof, he was assassinated. But you have DT as your body guard, I’m sure you’re safe.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ever see Don Knotts wield a gun? That’s Donkey Teeth

  78. Kluber Lang says:
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    Grey, are you starting Pivetta at Washington today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am not, don’t own him

    • Fogimon says:
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      Start him if you got him, only no is at Coors for me

  79. Cohen says:
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    Better streamer tomorrow?
    Leake home vs Balt or
    Boyd at Clev

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Boyd I guess

  80. SlimJim13 says:
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    Grey, trade help please keeper league 6X6

    Who you like this year and next

    Robles $10 or Giolito $3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  81. Fogimon says:
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    Story news is scaring me… I already traded Berrios for him in a keeper league where I can’t keep Story beyond this season.

    Worst case scenario for a torn UCL in the thumb is season ending, right?

    Hexagon, Triangle, Square, Trapezoid circle going on here!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we need all the prayer shapes

  82. Fogimon says:
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    Franmil sure turned around his fortunes with 1 game. On Monday he looked like a drop candidate, all of a sudden now he is back in good graces.

    20 HR can sure do wonders. Is Franmil still the one to own over Renfroe, or are they basically the same crayon just different shades?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different shades of same Crayola

      • knucks says:
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        Funny story, met while working for Crayola lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

        • knucks says:
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          My wifeee*** haha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA

  83. Fogimon says:
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    Can you tell I pound out all my comment at once?

    Dropping Kikuchi for (hopefully someone ROS);

    Fiers
    Yamamoto
    JUrias (God forgive him)
    Pineda (God forgive me)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any Story news yet?

      Urias

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tho, Yamamoto is kinda interesting too

      • knucks says:
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        He’s being placed on the DL just got an alert. Grabbed Rodgers everywhere based off of that news alone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Rodgers was called up

        • Fogimon says:
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          not good. Calling it a sprain until MRI results, but will at least spend the minimum 10 days.

          Thumb tear ended his season in 2016. Not good, not good.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not good at all

          • 183414 says:
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            how do you know that they haven’t gotten the MRI results back ?

  84. Bryce says:
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    Heaney or Gallen ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, the Ex-Rays

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Les Rayons de Montreal….Magnifique!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tampa Bay Je Ne Rays Quoi

  85. donald says:
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    Need steals. My Stanton & Kingery enough for F. Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plenty

  86. Cary James says:
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    Was offered my Dahl/Odorizzi for his Amed Rosario/Bieber, and I need steals and have too many OF’s. I should just take this? It’s a redraft roto mixed 5×5 league.

    C: Vasquez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Moustakas
    3B: J. Turner
    SS: T. Turner
    CI: Wil Myers
    MI: K. Newman
    OF: Khris Davis, Dahl, E. Jimenez, Dom Santana, Pederson
    UTIL: Ohtani

    Bench: Springer (IL), Castellanos, Chavis, Bichette

    SP: Ryu, Paxton, Soroka, Quintana, Odorizzi, Canning, Framber, Nelson
    RP: doesn’t matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi side

  87. Alex says:
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    I hung out with a buddy of mine a few days ago who is also in my fantasy league. I’m a real life Marlins fan so I told him about Zac Gallen. Then they announced his call up. Guess whose higher waiver order outbid me for Zac Gallen this morning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  88. Hello Rockview says:
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    Who do you like better as a back up 2B ? I have B. Lowe and need someone to play on the days he gets benched 10 Team head to head .

    Cano or B. Dozier ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  89. Fogimon says:
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    Just so I have this straight, you don’t like calling players by their own inspired, or ESPN invoked nicknames (i.e. Thor), but you actively request suggestions from the millions…… (in Rocky Maivia voice)…… and millions of Razzballiers (i.e. yesterday’s plea for Pete Alonso eggplant emoji).

    I, we, feel so honored your Giancarlo loving Majesty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  90. Robert says:
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    Are you expecting better results from Rodgers now that he should play full time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t hurt to grab him

      • Fogimon says:
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        depends on where you grab

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey now!

    • knucks says:
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      Yes. Go get him.

  91. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Lost Story to the IL today. Have Mondesi at 2B, but could move him to SS and play D. Murphy at 2B (he’s been in my UTIL spot). Who to grab while Trevor is out? Options include McMahon (could fill in at 2B), Rodgers, or L. Urias? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  92. prey879 says:
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    Ouch I had Story as my SS and Mondesi as my SS/2b…hopefully Mondesi can avoid the IL

    Who should i pick up to replace Story in a 6×6 OPS league: Cesar Hernandez, B Rodgers or Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  93. Cats says:
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    Not great options, but pick 2

    Elias
    Romo
    Kelley
    Brasier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo, Kelley

  94. Capt says:
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    I own

    Heaney
    Bassitt
    Valdez
    Canning

    Would you pick up

    Fried
    Yamamoto
    Hudson
    Gibson
    Severino (Stash)
    Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried over Bassitt

  95. Jason says:
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    In a 10 team league, how long should we continue to hold onto Carp? I can put Baez at 2nd and Kingery at short, and also have Villar on the bench. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be buying him

      • Jason says:
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        Ok. I’ll be patient.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  96. Let's Play Two says:
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    Story replacement in what order?

    Lourdes Gurriel
    Brandon Rodgers
    McNeil

    Open UTIL/Bench slot for counting stats in what order for top two?

    Laureano
    C.J. Cron
    M. Olson
    Yordan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

      Yordan, Laureano

  97. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 1-10, how worried should we be about Story? is this 2016 again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      8

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: uh oh…..

  98. KrazyIvan says:
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    Lost Story and now I need to know what is going on with Cooper. I don’t think anyone covers the Marlins in South Florida so it may take awhile.

    • knucks says:
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      Follow Craig Mish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • knucks says:
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      Cooper is back in the lineup for tonight by the way

  99. HamPorter says:
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    After weeks of making moves in a 10 team AL 5×5 roto dynasty finally took first place. Pitching staff is pretty solid but need another bat. Does Clevinger, Erod, Estevan Florial for Frankie Montas and Hunter Dozier seem alright? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montas side

  100. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    12 team Categories

    Drop Sano to pick up Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. knucks says:
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    Anddddd Mondessi to the DL :(

    • William Hung says:
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      Gotta hope he won’t be out much longer than the minimum

      • knucks says:
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        Even so, can’t imagine he comes back and is immediately allowed to start tearing up the basepaths. Hopefully that is an incorrect statement though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOOOOOO

  102. Brett says:
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    Would you give up Flaherty and Didi to get deGrom?

    • brett says:
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      Oops. I meant would you Flaherty and Didi for Bauer instead.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  103. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: the Tampa Bay Rays of Montreal? How does that work?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plan’s already dead, fwiw

  104. GregJeffries says:
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    Great stuff as alway Grey!

    Which side are you taking –
    Altuve & Lucchesi (or Severino) OR F. Montas and Ryu

    Thanks again
    (And sorry if this is a duplicate, tried sending this earlier but it didn’t go through)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Man, Altuve doesn’t look right this year, but I guess him

  105. William Hung says:
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    I hope Betts and Benintendi know I’m without Story and Mondesi for at least through next weekend, and decide to finally play up to their abilities.

    Per Bud Black, Story’s injury severity and length on IL won’t be determined until after today’s game, and I couldn’t find an estimated timetable for Adalberto Mondesi. Needless to say, I need Betts and Benintendi to get hot in all 5 categories

    • 183414 says:
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      Just assume that Story and Mondesi are out for the year. But Betts and Benintendi care about your needs. Try and move on without all the drama. These injuries suck. I own Story on 5 draft teams, and Mondesi on 2. That’s life dude.

      • 183414 says:
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        meant to say DON’T care about your needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi’s doesn’t sound bad, but who knows

      • 183414 says:
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        I know I’m almost 50 years older than Mondesi, but I keep myself in great shape. I suffered a groin sprain 2 weeks ago. I rest for a day and go back out for my 4 mile walk. I keep restraining it. Sucks…..and I’m a retired trial lawyer who plats fantasy baseball, not an elite ballplayer with 50+ s.b. potential. If he comes back in 2 weeks and can run, then that’s awesome; I just like to live in reality and prepare for the 2nd half of the year without him. He’s been a serious stud, but then again, so has Story. I’ve won many leagues in the past, when my top 1-2 players have gone down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like you should be a trainer for an MLB team

          • 183414 says:
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            Naaagh, rather be a g.mgr.

      • 183414 says:
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        Yost said he “thinks” that Mondesi shouldn’t spend more than 12 days on the I.L..
        Isn’t that the doctor or trainers job ?

        Still, somewhat palatable news.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I like how it’s 12 days, such a random #

  106. Whirlaway says:
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    Skip, what is your Glasnow prognosis?

    I know we’ve discussed, but with the dreaded… “he looked ‘really sharp’ in first bullpen session news”… and how he’s seemingly been cleared to spit seeds and adjust his jock… just want to get current outlook.

    OK to forget about him in 10 team leagues if you need the IL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be great, I have no idea, my guess is he’s in trouble since no one gets forearm issues and comes away okay

  107. krazyivan says:
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    Better pickup to replace Story:
    Villar or Rodgers. Kinda leaning Villar because I like the stolen base upside and he has a track record of coming on in second half of seasons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  108. James Bolger says:
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    Drop Jose Ramirez for Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  109. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Please rank Chavis and McNeil.
    2. How much difference between them and Chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. McNeil 2. Chapman over both

  110. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Which to pick up:

    McNeil
    Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      McNeil

  111. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With DL slots filling up, should I hold Kyle Hendricks, or move on?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on

  112. AintLifeGrand says:
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    10tm redraft 6×6 OBP and QS.

    With Mondesi hitting the IL(ugh), need a replacement 2B.

    Lourdes Gurriel, McNeil, odor are available options. If Hiura comes back this weekend, he is also an option. How would you rank the replacements?

    Last, I need to free a roster spot. Have Carrasco on IL now. Other drop candidates are Didi, Heaney. How long of a leash are you giving radio silence on Carrasco before moving on? If holding Carrasco, who to drop of the other two? Lynn, Lester, Darvish on the wire for reference.

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lourdes

      Carrasco, Didi and Heaney can be dropped

  113. Alps says:
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    Grey
    I need to drop someone with Giles coming off IL
    Pivetta
    Gallen
    Cooper
    I am leaning towards cooper but if Pivetta gets lit up tonight he may go
    It’s a 10 team keeper league
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cooper, or wait to see Pivetta’s fate

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks Pal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. The Perfect Game says:
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    Is Zac Gallen and Laureano fair for Moncada or not enough? I need a 2B to slide Baez to SS to cover for loss of Story.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • The Perfect Game says:
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        Is a 1 for 1 where I give Laureano for Moncada fair or a low ball offer? Should I try to get Moncoda or Yordan from the other owner? I know he would take Gallen for Yordan straight up. It’s a 10-team standard roto league.

        I’m taking a big hit in SB potential with Story and Mondesi going down and Story’s power numbers.

        My lineup:

        C Sanchez
        1B Bell
        2B Lourdes
        3B Rendon
        SS Baez
        OF Yelich, Acuna, Rosario
        UTIL Hoskins
        UTIL Laureano

        IL Mondesi, Story

        My 3 bench players are SP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds low bally, but can try for Moncada or Yordan, that order

          • The Perfect Game says:
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            I was offered Jorge Polanco straight up for Gallen. Should I take Polanco to replace Story? Do you prefer Moncada over Polanco and is it close?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Polanco, or Moncada, it’s close…Prefer Polanco

  115. Aaron says:
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    Would you trade Gary Sanchez for JDong Martinez straight up right now?

    Dynasty league, but who cares….? Trying to cash in before GSan gets hurt.

  116. Mookiewilson says:
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    More 2B ranking for Mondesi replacement!
    Villar, Lourdes, McMahon, Rodgers, Chavis look like the best waiver options.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  117. Wom says:
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    Cut one

    Fried
    Heaney
    Valdez
    Canning
    Luchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them? Look at upcoming matchups…. Maybe Framber

  118. Travis Hafner says:
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    10 team league, need speed. Trade Gallen for Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  119. Bill_Buckner says:
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    Framber or Gallen ROS? Does your opinion change in a dynasty league?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gallen

  120. Drew says:
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    Which side you like in a 16-OPS keeper?

    Snell and Rendon
    or
    JRam, JA Happ (or Wheeler), and McNeill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell, not close

  121. AAron says:
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    Trade Verdugo for Kyle Tucker in a dynasty league? I’m playing Verdugo right now, and would have to throw a scrub in, until Tucker gets… traded (please GOD!).

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Tucker

  122. Aaron says:
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    Would you trade Verdugo (who I’m playing right now) for Kyle Tucker in the hopes he gets traded to a club that will put up with his bad attitude and let him shine?

    Very deep dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  123. TJ says:
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    Would you drop Pressly for J. Urias? Do you think Urias will enter the rotation with Hill out?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, no idea if he’s in the rotation

  124. Fanchu says:
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    Choose one in a points league

    Victor Robles
    Laureano
    Franmil
    Cooper
    B. Reynolds

    • Fanchu says:
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      Or

      Rodgers
      Bote

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  125. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks Grey for the great write up!

    McMahon or Rodgers? H2H points league…

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…I’d prolly try Rodgers, but McMahon has safer PT

  126. FantasyLand says:
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    What a day with Mondesi, Story and Clevinger all going to the IL. Worst thing is that I traded for story just 3 days ago sending Julio Daniel.

    I guess Villar, Didi and Lynn will have to play at their best now :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, crappy luck

  127. Crime Dog says:
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    Pivetta man. I bet he’s going to implode soon if not today. Back to piping fastballs while up in the count 0-2 and 1-2 hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

  128. OaktownSteve says:
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    Heya Albiggie… I know you own this guy. I do too. Yoan Lopez. Dude is dirty. Heavy stuff. Close to zero fantasy relevance now. Could see a team trading for Holland though. Not a bad player to throw in a an underutilized roster slot as a stash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own Yoan Lopez in that shitburger of a league with you… I like it, Holland is just terrible enough to work setup for a contender until they stop trusting him and wonder why they traded for him

  129. TJ says:
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    Drop Sano for Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure but risky

  130. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    shit sack in this 12 team (my only 5×5, small money h2h) that i’ve been in 1st all year i just lost story and mondesi at same time and we only have 2 DL slots
    C alfaro (dropped molina during DL, lost him)
    1B rizzo
    2B
    SS
    3B chapman
    OF (3) acuna, conforto, joc
    util (2) otani, p.alonso
    BN e.rosario
    DL (2): mondesi, story
    SP: paddack, j.urias (streamer today), ryu, corbin, marquez, lucchesi, framber, peacock
    RP: kelley, strop, kimbrel, robles, alvarado, strickland (kicked out of DL spot to make space for the hitters)

    1. cut strop or strickland for one of these hitters i need (strop will lose job soon anyway of course to kimbrel, probably in less than 10 days i’d think, strickland not as close as before, but i’d guess he gets job when he is back). other possible closers in FA: rogers, oberg, elias

    2. which 2 of these for 2B/SS spots?: NEWMAN!, dannys antana (2B only), odor, c.taylor, kipnis, b.dozier, fletcher, sogard, rengifo. 7 day rater has odor higher, but if him somebody with SS would need to be the 2nd of this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Strickland

      2. Antana, Newman

  131. abmsports23 says:
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    Who would you want long term:

    Christian Walker, McMahon, or Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can I say none? No? Okay, Walker

  132. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Trying to decide if I should add Gallen in my league. Would you drop any of the following pitchers for Gallen? Thanks!

    SP – Scherzer, Corbin, Giolito, German Marquez, Lucchesi, Foltynewciz, Gibson, Matz
    RP – Shane Greene, Shawn Kelley, Hansel Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

      • Charlie says:
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        Thanks!

        Was leaning either Folty or Matz. Would you be ok with losing Matz in favor of Gallen? Or do you think Matz and Gallen are a lot better than Folty?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Matz too

          • Charlie says:
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            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  133. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    my giolito for albies?

    albies or possibly-not-stealing-much altuve ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

      • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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        howabout giolito for albies?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  134. The Other JC says:
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    12 team h2h league currently in 6th place. We have one IL spot. Sadly I own Carrasco and Hill. Who do I stash (I know, neither probably)?

    My staff is Berrios, Bieber, Castillo, Yonny, Lucchesi.
    RP staff is Strop, May, Neris. Aiming for holds once Strop is replaced by Kimbrel. Would you add:

    1. SP: Paddack, Folty,Framber, Yamamoto, Heaney or do I go holds and add one of Minton, Alvarado, or Morgan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack should be owned in all leagues

      Framber should be fine in good matchups, Minter for holds

      • The Other JV says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • The Other JC says:
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        Thanks but who do I keep in IL spot? Carrasco or Hill? Ugh. Leaning Carrasco just in case he gets well in time for playoffs in September.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco

  135. Robert says:
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    Buxton or B. Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

      • Robert says:
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        Thanks for the reply at this hour. Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  136. Chad J Bowling says:
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    Mondesi hitting the DL, who should I add for 2B help: McNeil, Cesar, Asdrubal, Cano, Profar, Biggio?
    Drop Avisail, Choo, or Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon — McNeil

  137. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade my Soroka and Gallen for Chris Sale? It is a 12 team keeper league and Sale cannot be kept. I am currently in first place. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  138. Milarky says:
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    OK Grey, I lost Hill and I’ve got a roster full of hurt pitchers. So I need to pick someone up, and I’m wondering if Gallen is the guy. I agree that Gibson is blah, and I think so are some of these other guys. Is Gallen the one? I was originally leaning Valdez but he got pumped tonight. and Gallen was pretty juicy.

    Gallen
    Gibson
    Mahle
    Plesac
    F. Valdez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen and Framber

  139. William Hung says:
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    Are we trusting German Marquez to throw a QS tomorrow at LAD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  140. The Story Continues says:
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    Read in Denver Post quoting Bud Black on Story that it’s a straight forward thumb sprain and he’ll be out a couple weeks. This is good news!

    On another note, Marquez or Gallen for a standard roto league using QS?

  141. Mike says:
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    Would you go with gallen or stripling for long run? One spot to fill.

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