Yesterday, Zack Wheeler went 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  Can you please be “2nd Half Wheeler?” Can you be anything but “1st Half Wheeler?” Who do I have to pay for that to happen? Because I made $1.67 from yesterday’s ads and I am willing to give a percentage of that to ensure Wheeler is right for another two months. It’s all I ask and I one day have to say, “Damn, I can’t believe I crashed my 1st yacht into my 2nd yacht. Stupid yacht problems!” Okay, now to go on a rant you never asked for, but I have some legitimate first world problems that need addressing:  the Starbucks menu is too complicated.  What is all this crap and no Unicorn Frappuchino?! Dubya tee eff!  Oh and Netflix has a 15-second rewind but no 15-second fast forward? Are you people stupid?! Also, Amazon Prime two-day shipping begins when the seller ships your item but not when you order? Is this a joke?  Seriously? Do I look like a chump to you!  Any hoo!  Wheeler was phenomenal last 2nd half, and I keep saying I was buying him for his 2nd half. All his peripherals point to him being much better: 9.9 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 3.64 FIP, velocity up to 97 MPH on average. Drop the R from boring, because that’s BOING! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.11. From that stat line, it seems like he was able to–Intern, “Don’t say ‘Cease the day.'” “Why? I thought we were trying to appeal more to Latinos?”  “It’s Latin, it’s not the same.”  “Hmm…” Dylan Cease’d the day! *intern grumbles* I’d look at Cease as a straight Streamonator call, and his 6.11 ERA says me no trusty.

Danny Salazar – 4 IP, 2 ER, as he was activated. ‘Member that commercial where the jogger passes a slow motorist? Recreate that with Danny Salazar’s fastball. I’m concerned about Salazar’s career. He looked like a replicate of the old Salazar that was pieced together with Elmer’s Glue and scotch tape. Not even masking tape! Honestly, I hope he’s okay, don’t wish the end of his career, but I would not own him in any league as of right now. He was throwing 87 MPH meatballs.

Jake Bauers – Optioned to the minors. Maybe Bauers and Clint Frazier can start their own major league team.  “That sounds fantastic!”  That’s Brett Lawrie.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3 and his 15th steal. He was hit with a three-game appeal. One game for his part in the fight, and two games for making the league office do paperwork.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.87. Scherzer’s got a bad back. Those things don’t just heal. Instead, they linger as a pitcher gets older.  So, serious question, is Cole the #1 SP next year?

Alex Bregman – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .265. Everyone has 27 homers, so it’s no great feat, but Bregma’s fall-off that some people (not me) were predicting in March? Didn’t happen.

George Springer – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .289. His running catch of a Jo-Ram line drive to the wall was Springer’s real highlight yesterday. Damn, yo, the Astros are fun. Hate to root for favorites, but all teams should be buyers. Eff this selling shizz.

Jack Flaherty – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.93. You know what’s a little crazy?  No, not your aunt.  I mean, yes, she is, but I’m talking about how Flaherty can have a good final two months and be essentially what we expected in March.

Robel Garcia – Sent to the minors. After the Castellanos trade, this seemed inevitable like finding out Stan Lee was a created in 1962 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 107th homer, hitting .480.  Wait, that’s wrong.  He only has five homers.  In less than a week! Take a guess if he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.07. Home against a team that was hitting Phillip Ervin cleanup, any doubts that the Streamonator loved this?

Aristides Aquino – 0-for-2 as he was called up, and could see at-bats with Puig gone. The Aristides power is high but I’m holdin’ on. I’m gonna be your number one. Aquino’s got big-time power (28 HRs in 78 Triple-A games), but looks like he has contact issues that were never fixed in his eight years of minor league play. Could be the 2nd coming of Wily Mo Pena.  Call him Wily Wonky.

Andrew Cashner – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.51. I had some questions as to what the Sawx were seeing that I wasn’t in Cashner, and it turns out I can be the Red Sox GM. Hire me!

Xander Bogaerts – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .317. Not sure if I can say quietly, but, ya know what, gosh darn it, I’m gonna say it! Bogaerts has quietly been a top 10 overall fantasy guy on the Player Rater.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  Mookie Best!

Austin Meadows – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer, hitting .287, and this was his 2nd homer in as many games. Someone likes hitting against Orioles’ pitching–Excuse me, Red Sox starting pitching.

Brendan McKay – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.38. He didn’t pitch successfully as much as he escaped with a win. Not an escape goat, though, different Razzball term.  I still like McKay; this was a miserably difficult matchup.

Nate Lowe – Sent down to the minors to open room for Jesus Aguilar. Yo, Rays, who are you, the Yankees and you think you have Clint Frazier? What the what the what the what-what? I could see sending down Aguilar before Lowe. Man, just when you think the Rays only make smart decisions they go and write on the chalkboard some advanced math problem and it equals Jesus Aguilar. So, Aguilar will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I’m not a huge fan for shallower leagues unless he’s hitting.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer. Wish I would’ve told Podcaster Ralph to record our conversation we had before the podcast, but we were talking about exactly this. How it can’t be said Vladito had a bad rookie year with two months to go, even though that is exactly what I was seeing from other ‘perts. Would it be shocking to see him hit 10+ more homers this year in two months? Nope, and a 25-homer season as a rookie who missed almost a month is far from a bust.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer.  Is there anywhere to make a prop bet that Grichuk will hit at least three homers in his series vs. the Orioles? Because I like those odds.

Danny Jansen – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Tired: Stream hitters in Coors.  Wired: Stream hitters vs. the O’s.

Asher Wojciechowski – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.15. The bad news is Asher Wojdnow982ski is not good as we briefly flirted with. The good news is we no longer have to try to spell his name.

Jameson Taillon – Having season-ending surgery on his elbow. The Pirates should fire themselves for not having Taillon have this surgery when he first went down. I told you he needed it, and I never saw his elbow or passed a Bio class in college!

Will Smith – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .349. He has six homers. Dot dot dot. In 14 games. The Dodgers lose Yasmani, putz around with Martin for a few months, then promote a future All-Star catcher.  Ridiculous.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 35th homer. And we still have two more months!  Ha, Bellinger is going to hit 45-50 homers this year. Unreal.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 30th homer.  Sorry, I meant to say everyone is going to hit 45-50 homers this year.

Trent Grisham – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was called up. I went over Grisham yesterday, but more importantly, Prospect Mike just gave you his Trent Grisham fantasy. Of course, since that post, we know he’s up and, of course, Counsell batted him 9th. Also, I worry this call-up is just for a series in Oakland where there’s a DH for Thames.

Josh Hader – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.58, as he entered the 8th for, I suppose, a two-inning save.  Here’s an idea.  Revolutionary?  Nah.  They won’t sing hymns about this one day.  My idea:  Bring Hader into the goddamn 9th inning!

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73. I kid about how awful the Brewers’ rotation is.  Okay, it’s not jokes, they are terrible. How’sever, I have liked Anderson for the last two years more than most. He’s not going to win you titles or be, say, an ace, but he’s usually a competent enough back-end starter.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, as he hit the killer dong against the Brewers. Speaking of killer dongs, Matt David Chapman would love to show his to Jodie Foster.

Mark Canha – 3-for-3, 1 run and two steals (1, 2), hitting .254.  Wanted to say hot schmotato, but Canhaz cheeseburgers, but Canhasn’t had a ton of hitting recently. Yesterday and Laureano’s injury help. Canha won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s here now, if you’re so inclined.  Stop pushing back on your Barcalounger, I said inclined, not reclined.

Liam Hendriks – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.67 and the save, as Treinen worked the 8th. That was a welcome sight for this Hendriks owner.  Sorry, Treinen owners, it’s a gig economy, and it’s still Liam’s gig.

Max Kepler – 2-for-6 and his 30th homer, hitting .265.  “On August 1st, Kepler hit his 30th homer.” That’s the first line of a petition to have MLB remove all of this year’s stats from the record book.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  His ERA on my team this year was 7.20 and his ERA off my team was 3.00. Or at least it felt that way. I can’t believe I dropped him after his April 7.20 ERA.  His ERAs in June and July: 3.58 and 2.59.  Seriously, eff me.

Jarlin Garcia – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2.43 and Jose Quijada 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.95, and we still don’t know who the Marlins’ closer is, but, if usage means anything, I’d go 55/45 odds on Jarlin the Marlin.

Harold Ramirez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He hit four homers in July and *covers mouth so you can’t hear* .192. That doesn’t work in the written word quite as well. By the way, don’t ever say the word ‘quite’ in everyday conversation, you’ll be popped in the lip and noogied. Nope, keep your thank yous, this advice is free!

Alex Dickerson – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Oh, no, Dickerson’s got a case of Gamelitis. The only known cure is to go to the minor leagues for seven years then become a house painter.  “Do you want the east wall painted salmon?”  Leave us alone, Brett Lawrie!

Jake Arrieta – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.44 as he was pulled from the game after 71 pitches and a nine-run lead. Gabe Kapler said, “We really needed this–Ooh, tree sap!” Then dove onto a tree and began hitting his nose against it.

J.T. Realmuto -3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs hit his 15th homer, hitting .274.  Jerry Tomato crushed that ball and yelled, “Ketchup!”

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .285.  Also, in this game, Roman Quinn (1-for-1) hit his 2nd homer. Elias Sport Bureau said Cesar and Roman were 1st teammates to wear togas under their jerseys and try to build aqueducts as they rounded the bases. “For the 1st of Augustus, we will call you, Scott Caligulery,” That’s Cesar and Roman to their teammates’ bewilderment.

 
  1. I see dead people says:
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    Great write up as always. Where do you rate Bieber for next year against pitchers, seeing how Cole could be one, is Bieber a top 15 pitcher? Too 10? His k rate and whip are elite. We keep six total in a points league, have Bieber and buehler as keepers

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’ve been working on a top 50 SP for 2020 post and have Bieber slotted in at 12 right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 12 sounds good off top of my head — I’d say anywhere from 8-15

  2. dontbichetteme says:
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    First!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      fail

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great report, the day I don’t lead with that you’re going to wonder what happened to me, right?

    a. Will Smith, WUT!!! Dude is incredible. Can’t believe they didn’t immediately DFA Martin, though maybe they’ll want to abuse Martin as much as possible (three games in a row, especially a day game after playing in both ends of a double header in SF) so that Smith will be fresh for the playoffs and eventual World Series loss to Houston. Right? Smith looking like Posey 2010!

    b. SON consultations aside, would you start May tonight (at home, versus SD, Eric Lauer) in a 5X5 RCL?

    c. Abbot and Costello quote of the day for August 2

    Keep ’em Flying, 1941

    Pilot: So you guys wanted to get in the air service, huh? Well, brother, you’re in it. Get busy and taxi that plane off the field!

    Abbott: You heard what he said. Taxi the plane off the field.

    Costello: Taxi, taxi!

    [Lou at the airport tries to hail a cab.]

    Abbott: What are you doing?

    Costello: Gotta get a cab to get the plane off.

    Abbott: Nothing of the kind. We’ve gotta get it off.

    Costello: Huh? Which way are we going?

    Abbott: That way. What’s the matter?

    [Lou tries to move the plane by pulling middle of the plane.]

    Costello: I can’t budge it.

    Abbott: Get on that wheel.

    Costello: Wait a minute.

    Abbott: What’s the matter?

    Costello: Contact!

    Abbott: What are you talking about?

    Costello: Ain’t you ever heard of”contact”? That means, b-r-r-r!

    [Lou imitates the sound made by a propeller engine.]

    Abbott: Get ahold of it. Come on.

    [Lou gets behind the other wheel of the airplane but unfortunately rolls it over his foot.]

    Costello: Ooh, hoo, hoo!

    Abbott: What’s wrong now? What is the mat…What’s the matter? What’s the matter?
    What? Oh, all right.

    [Abbott finally sees the problem and rolls the plane off Lou’s foot.]

    Abbott: All right, all right, all right, all right. Keep your feet from under the wheel!

    End scene, poor Lou!

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think starting May depends on how many innings you have left. If you’re over max pace then I’d pass.

      • galica says:
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        DT!!

        Best to Donkey Breath.

        Yeah, I have 702 IP of the 1400 IP left. I’m going to go into full blown starting 5 pitchers a night mode soon, just as soon as the dust settles for closers ’cause I can catch 2nd even in saves.

        SP – Noah, paxton, Gallen, sonny gray, giolito, may
        RP – Iglesias, Kennedy, Rogers, munoz, Shafer
        IL – Glasnow

        Am holding onto Munoz in case they trade Yates, though that’s prolly not happening in 2019. Looks like he’ s Yates’ shadow in 2019 so he can take over in 2020.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Donkey Breath says, “hee haw”.

          Definitely would start May then…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Dodgers didn’t/don’t need Smith — he’s just a bonus to an already stacked lineup, so they prolly just wanted to putz around with Martin for a bit

      B. I am

      C. Nice!

      D. You too!

  4. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Please rate: Hendriks; Shafer; Jimenez; Doolittle; CMart.

    2. Why is Gallegos being added so much in Yahoo – news about replqacing CMart?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Doolittle, Hendriks, cmart, Jimenez, Shafer
      2. Speculation? He’s been great…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      2. He’s been great MR

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Disappointed the Zobrist news wasn’t covered (as only you can). Weekend edition?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, I didn’t hear any news on him… what happened?

      • Rankbot says:
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        He found a babysitter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, great news!

  6. Bax says:
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    Drop Eloy for Duvall? Also would you drop Luchessi?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      i can see riding the hot bat in redraft but i’d probably hold. in a keeper league – no way jose. Duvall did this a few years back and then fizzles.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hold Eloy, who would you pick up for lucchesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Sam says:
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    Someone just dropped julio urias. Ten team head to head. I have 11 moves left for the season. The lower end of my pitching are Yarbrough, lamet, urquidy. If I should make the move…Do I use my #1 waiver spot for him or wait it out?

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      Sam I’m confused. Why do you want to pick up urias? He just got crushed in a spot start giving up 6 hits in 2 innings and has no start scheduled in the near future. In a 10 team league every guy you listed there is a streamer (if and when they start).

      FYI, Urquidy is likely out of a starting job for now. Astros traded for grienke and Aaron Sanchez and announced Sanchez will start for them Saturday.

      There has to be better guys to own for a season long league available. How about Steven Matz or Drew Smyly?

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Unless it’s an insanely deep 10 team league… Even still the only guy I like about of the 4 you posted is yarbrough, but even he isnt starting games (although he does somehow have 10 wins, think he’s had some wins awarded to him by the scorekeeper) anyway, no, you don’t need to go and pick up Urias, he’s got no value to you unless you are looking for holds.

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          I know Grey will answer no to this. Save those moves.

          • Sam says:
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            Thanks guys, matz and fried also available

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Urquidy for Fried

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with others but you should move on from Urquidy. I’d want someone other than Urias.

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Lol obv go get Fried, not even mentioned in his first comment. And Urquidy was demoted. You don’t hold demoted players in 10 team leagues in August. After adding Fried I would add Matz for Lamet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save your moves

  8. Scott says:
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    Dynasty league, which DL stash should I drop? Heaney, Taillon or Polanco. Don’t have room for all 3.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Tony C says:
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    I’d hold. It’s hard to say what Urias’ role will be right now. He doesn’t appear to be an option to start down the stretch and I doubt that he closes games. If you’re in a holds league maybe he’s worth a shot but I’d stay put for now with your limited moves. I’d want more of a sure thing with my a #1 waiver spot.

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    Finalizing my play-off roster but have to move 1 pitcher to make room to receive Doolittle in a trade.

    Do u trust Marquez or Neris more for ROS? I’ll cut the other 1.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Keep Marquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Thundergunn says:
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    Guy in my league trying to sell me Hader, but i’m worried he may have a poor last 2 months with the way he’s being used and all the recent blow ups. Am I overreacting?

    He wants Mercado and a 2nd round pick in a 4 player keeper league with 14 teams H2H.

    I have Chapman, Jansen, Diaz for closers and just grabbed shafer.

    I have marte, Conforto, buxton, Eloy for OF.

    thoughts?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’d say you have plenty of solid closers for a 14 team league. Fair though.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  12. bigbear says:
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    Aristides Aquino – Great name! Reminds me of a mash-up with the ancient Greek playwright/philosophe Euripides and the Age of Aquarius. There’s something there for more creative types…

    Vlad – hype >> perspective >< how it feels to own him. He's been pretty much bench fodder until this week. Me thinks he's starting to click. But I've thought that before too…

    This morning a local (Baltimore) sport talk show said the O's have only been favored to win by gambling houses 6 times this year. O's record in those games: 2-4. Vegas is as bad as the O's.

    Jack Flaherty – #blessed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

      Agree on Vlad — wasn’t a great 3rd round pick

      O’s — hahaha

  13. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’m sensing some Clint Frazier hostility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah…Just goofin’, have no real feelings on him except the Yanks are the worst place him to ever get PT and he’s languishing in the minors

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    Happy Friyay! Always hate starting a pitcher after they go a complete game against a team, previously (see Bauer against DET earlier in the season) but are you starting Matz at PIT?

    Stick with d’Arnaud in 11 tm roto keeper at C or pick up Mr. Smith from the Dodgers?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      run – go pick up Smith

    • bigbear says:
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      I’d go Smith in a keeper.

      But I wouldn’t be shocked if the real d’Arnaud finally stood up… He’s never really had consistent ABs (other than 14 and 17), but the numbers look sustainable.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Starting Matz in H2H and deeper roto.

      Grab the fresh prince.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Matz

      Agree with DT on Smith

  15. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Would you trade Wheeler and Raisel Inglesias for Paxton and Meada?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want wheeler side

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT that is what i was thinking

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem Lenny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. uncle ernie says:
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    Thanks Grey. As many times that I’ve mentioned Wheeler in a trade you’ve always taken the Wheeler side. Let’s hope he’s turned the corner. I’m thinking I can trust Vargas vs weaker teams. Would you have confidence in streaming him at home against the Chisox today. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Decent stream but wouldn’t do it in shallower roto leagues (RCL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Vladito’s “disappointing” 20-year-old, first-half stats prorated over 162 games: 82 R, 27 HR, 96 RBI, .267 AVG.

    What a fat bust!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly — not a 3rd round pick in fantasy drafts this year, but far from a bust

  18. Mr Baseball says:
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    Was offered in Keeper League

    M. Kepler   O. Mercado Cle –  for J D Martinez

    M. Kepler – Austin Meadows for J D Martines

    what would you do

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Without more info about keeper system I’d want JD in both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Cram It says:
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    But did you see Jeff McNeil’s catch, diving into the netting? Fun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was about to email you making sure you were still alive…

      Yeah, the net catch was awesome, Put nets everywhere!

  20. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Guys, TGIF!

    in 1st place in my 12 team H2H keeper league. I have excess of keepers i cant keep for next year (see below). And I could use another stud arm for the playoffs (H2H in baseball is soooo dumb, right?!?! ughh)…anyways, would you do these 2 separate deals?

    #1
    I trade away: Jeff McNeil (21st round keeper next year)
    I get back: deGrom (non keeper)

    #2
    I trade away: Giolito (10th rd keeper) & Glasnow (11th rd keeper)
    I get back: DJ LeMahieu (non keeper) & Neris (could use some extra saves)

    Thanks Boys

    • Cram It says:
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      Definitely #1

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        Thanks! Would you do trade #2 too?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      2. is not good

  21. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    5×5 Category 10 Team Keeper League

    Please rank these potential stashes for keepers for next year.

    Hitters: W. Franco, G. Lux, K. Tucker, A. Riley

    Pitchers: J. Luzardo, M. Manning, D. Cease, F. Montas

    Thank you and have a great weekend!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lux, Tucker, Montas, Luzardo, Manning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, you too!

  22. LaRockakis says:
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    Another Trey Mancini dong! That’s 25! Put some respek on his name, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only wish he did this last year when I owned him everywhere

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        2018 Trey Mancini…sigh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I know!

          • LaRockakis says:
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            Same! And then I was totally out on him this year until early April when I bought back in.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah exactly

  23. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Pineda or Mike Minor for the rest of the year? Dustin May over either? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pineda for me. May works if you want the home run play but much riskier…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Big Ticket says:
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    Dynasty OBP league – have to pick between Adell and Kieboom. Who do you like more for 2020?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll take Adell but all depends when they’re up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Mex says:
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    Good Morning,

    Just peeking at next year…14 team, mixed roto, 1 year keepers(keep 4)

    How do you see these guys ranking next year compared to each other? Escobar(i believe you called him a schmohawk already for next year), Domingo, Laureano, Muncy. Do any of them stand out above the others?

    I’m engaged in a 3 team battle for 1st and want to trade 1 or 2 of them. I’d just assume not trade the guys that might be better keepers for next year. Laureano is the most likely candidate to go just because of his injury(which could keep him out for 6 weeks according to what I’ve read)

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      They’re realtively close but I’d have Escobar at top of my list. Trade Laureano…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’m not sure yet… I’d guess Domingo, Muncy, Escobar, but could change

      • Mex says:
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        Thanks guys….Grey, no Laureano?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s at end

  26. Keeks says:
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    Just got tickets to Greinke’s debut in Minute Maid Park, looks like he’s scheduled to face Marquez and the Rockies. Can’t wait! Free T-shirt’s!

    • Keeks says:
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      Also didn’t see you mention this yet, but Biagini has a great spin rate on his breaking balls and hasn’t been throwing them too often. I’d expect that to change with the Stros and I’m grabbing him in all my leagues where we get holds, hoping he breaks out!