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This offseason I’m going to recap sixteen-after-twenty, then I’ll go over the best rookies for next year, then I’ll go into sleepers and, finally, the new rankings.  Holy crap!  We’re already at the new rankings?!  Oh, no, we’re not.  Sorry, I sometimes confuse exposition and reality.  Like, right now, am I explaining I confuse the two or am I really confused?  Any hoo!  I mention some offseason business now as an on-the-nose prelude to what’s to come, but also because I’m excited to talk about Alex Reyes for each one of those upcoming categories.  Best rookies?  Reyes still has eligibility, so check.  Sleepers?  He has a 1.57 ERA, more than a K per inning and averages 97 MPH, so check, check.  Rankings?  I want Reyes on every team next year so where do I rank him?  Check, check, check!  Check pah-vodka-sha!  He trap me with that alligator blood!  Damn, I haven’t seen Rounders in a while, I wonder if it holds up.  *looks to see Rounders DVD holding up crooked bookshelf*  Oh, yeah, baby!  Yesterday, Reyes went 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks with the same superb — samperb? — pitching he’s done since he was called up.  I can’t imagine he’s not in the rotation to start 2017, but, as Teddy KGB would say, Cards speak.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4 and his 28th homer.  If I had to guess one Double-D breaking out this year on the Cards, I would’ve guessed Matt Adams.

Seung Hwan Oh – 1 IP, 1 ER after saying earlier in the day his groin is okay.  By the way, Oh said his groin felt good through a translator.  Imagine being that translator.  “Hey, honey, how was work?”  “Good, Seung’s groin feels great!”  Since Oh still looks like he’s struggling, if you’re desperate for saves, I’d grab Siegrist.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Molina also hit the “game-winning double” in the ninth inning.  He hit a ground-rule double but the umps let Carpenter run around from first because the umps apparently didn’t see the ball left the field of play.  Hey, Baseball Jesus loves the Cards and if Baseball Jesus wants the Cards to win, so be it.

Joey Votto – 3-for-4, but left the game after getting hit in the face by a Pham throw.  Votto is believed to be okay.  On a semi-related note, is it me or does adding Pham to any sentence make it a tongue twister?  “I’ll be damned, Judd married Pam, not Pham.”  See?

Dan Straily – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  His xFIP this year is 5.01.  If I were the type to el oh el, now would be that time.  Oh em gee, that’s awful.  Like fo’reallies.

Wilson Ramos – To go with his torn ACL, he might also have a meniscus tear, but he’s able to sit 28 feet away from the TV and still see it.  Thanks, Lasik!

Joe Ross – 4 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  I’m almost positive that Ross will be all but forgotten in fantasy leagues next year, allowing for great value, unless you happen to be in a league with our fantasy basketball editor and club-music-listener, JB.

Pedro Severino – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  A question on a Sporcle quiz for how well you know baseball should be, “Which Severino is a catcher:  Pedro, Luis, Melania, Ballesteros or Gonzalez?”

Wilmer Difo – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Weird to see his name like that.  Should be Wilmer (feat. Difo).   Or maybe Wilmer Difo (feat. Ellie Goulding).  It’s never just Difo, is it?  Or am I thinking of Diplo?

Jason Hammel – Scratched from his final start with elbow tightness.  Hey, Cubs, if you’re trying to impersonate the 2015 Mets, you’re not supposed to let your pitching fall apart until next year.

Ivan Nova – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER with the wonky Complete Game as the game was ended by rain.  “Nova finished so strong with the Pirates, he ended the year with a complete game, needing only 57 pitches!”  That’s Scott Boras touting Nova this offseason.

Jeremy Hellickson – 3 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.71, but left the game due to a knee sprain.  This final week is making the Stream-o-Nator by like, “Aw, c’mon!”

Jeanmar Gomez – 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants is limping to the finish.  I own Hector Neris but he’s been virtually nonexistent for the last week.  Michael Mariot could see a save or two this final weekend, but he’s more of a Ramada.

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  I’ve called him a hot schmotato already once this week, and if there were a Buy column coming later today, Swanson would be in it, but there’s no Buy/Sell because at this point, I’m not picking up hot players, I’m just picking up players I hope are in their team’s lineup.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 Walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.44.  I attempted to filter offense for the last week and compare it to last season’s final week then compare it to a random week in June.  My thought was either hitters have games off prepping for the playoffs or they just don’t care because they’ve been playing for the last six months.  There is so many problems with this theory.  The Jays, Ubaldo’s opponent, haven’t yet clinched, they had their A lineup in, I couldn’t figure out how to sort for team offense last September in the 45 seconds I gave myself, and Oxford comma.  Hey, at least I’m honest.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  This isn’t much of an endorsement, but Stroman was much better in the 2nd half.  Wait, that does sound like an endorsement.  Except, Random Italicized Voice, his ERA in the 2nd half was still 3.68.  Well, he’s the best five-foot, six-inch pitcher in the majors.  Amen.  Are we praying now?

Yasmany Tomas – Was scratched with a stiff neck.  He must’ve got a Viagra stuck in his throat.

Jean Segura – 1-for-2, 1 run and his 32nd steal, but left yesterday’s game early with a cramp under his ribcage.  Sounds like he needs some water or has a tumor, according to WebMD.

Socrates Brito – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He doesn’t play every day, so it’s tough to recommend him.  That’s my philosophy on Socrates.

Robbie Ray – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.90.  That’s the ticket, just keep building up your sleeper value for next year to be a “Sleeper that people draft, then want to drop by April 5th.”

CC Sabathia – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  You next year, “Fantasy Master Lothario, excuse me for interrupting your primping time, but any thoughts on CC?  He finished strong.”  He was facing a B lineup that was partying the night before like it was CC in the 2000s.  And you know I’m a P-R-I-M-P.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and a steal.  Any guesses how many steals he has on the year?  Try a bit lower.  Nope, lower still.  I said still, not steal.  I mean, I said steal.  Oh, forget it!  He has 19 steals.  Somebody got old.

Carlos Sanchez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 4th homer in the last eleven games.  This is the first time I’m mentioning him because each time he homered, I’d think, “Meh, he’ll never homer again, no reason to talk about him.”  Oops!  Worth trying Chuck Sanchez for the final few days just in case he stays hot.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.20 vs. Chris Archer – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.02.  There isn’t always justice with baseball stats, but it’s nice to see Quintana finish strong and Archer, that effin’ schmohawk, end the year with a 4+ ERA.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  He’s still so hot.  Bigly!

Jon Gray – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  You would’ve been better off drafting Jon Gray this year instead of Sonny Gray.  Though, Jon Gray’s ERA is still 4.66, so Grey Albright wins the best Grey.  Eat a dee, other Grays!

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Cueto looked like a shell of his former self early, giving up two runs in the 1st inning, but then Cueto emerged from that shell like ice cream emerges from Magic Shell, the chocolate topping, and put a cherry– I’m hungry, is it obvious?

Danny Duffy – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  Too bad he limped to the finish these final few weeks.  Or is it?!  Actually, it’s not (unless you owned him).  Since he artificially bumped up his ERA these final few weeks, next year people aren’t going to be as interested in him as they would’ve been if he led the league in ERA as he was doing thru August.

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer.  This was his 2nd homer in as many games.  One homer per Kenny.

Paulo Orlando – 4-for-4, 1 run.  As I said before, there’s no Buy/Sell coming later today, but if there was one, Orlando would be the lede.  Title:  Buy A Three Day Pass To The Magic Kingdom In Orlando.

Francisco LindorIndians/Tigers game was rained out yesterday.  It could be made up on Monday, if it’s necessary for the Wild Card.  The game itself won’t count towards fantasy in most leagues, so it means nothing to me.  I’m pfft’ing at you!  By the by, I hate, hate, aitch-ae-tee-ee — hate, hate, hate — how a guy is locked into your fantasy lineup when their game is cancelled.  Please, fix this!

Michael Brantley – Reports are saying his shoulder could sideline well into 2017.  Brantley, I have someone I want you to speak to.  His name is Grady Sizemore.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Jesus Montero – Suspended 50 games for testing positive for dimethylbutylamine.  In related news, dimethylbutylamine shown not to work.

 
  1. Bob says:
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    Okay, I have to pick between walker vs oak or rodon vs min tomorrow. I don’t have the innings left to start both since I am saving them for the weekend. I need a qs, a whip that is under 1.4 and some k’s. Who do I bench? Both have good matchups. The twins got to duffy yesterday but dozier wasn’t playing. Duffy had only given up 1 run thru 6 and the wheels came off in the 7th, he wasn’t the same pitcher over the last month. But he is a lefty like rodon. Rodon was brilliant in his last start but wasn’t so good the two before it. Walker pitched a gem vs the angels, but hasn’t gone more than 5 1/3 in his last two although he pitched ok. This is a tough call for me. I probably will sit the wrong guy so I need a second opinion. Also seattle is a better pitchers park if that means anything. Who knows the wind may be blowing out tomorrow. As you can see, i am overthinking this and looking at all angles. Thanks

    • Bob says:
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      More data to consider. Rodon has faced Min 4 times this year. He has 2 qs/2 good starts vs them and 2 not so good ones. Walker has faced Oak twife this year and pitched great both times, 2 qs and 7+ innings each time.

      • Bob says:
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        Last facts to consider, rodon has pitched 162 innings including one minor league start. Walker is at 128 innings this year so if fatigue down the stretch is a factor, walker should be fresher. But, rodon was on a roll for 6 straight qs before he had two blips at cle and at kc. Sorry for the over analysis. As you can tell, I need to get this right. Thanks

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Bob: Both risky but I’d go with Walker

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bob: Need more data.

          • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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            @Cram It: And after Cram It gets his data, I’ll even more data.

            • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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              @Rufus T. Firefly: I mean I’ll NEED even more data. Damn it!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bob: I’d check their twitter feeds, FB pages and Instagrams up until game time…see what they did the night before, if they went out, what they had for dinner, what they had for breakfast, how much sleep they got, if they drove to the stadium themselves (could elevate stress levels) or if they were chauffered. Ya know, really take everything into consideration.

          • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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            @Cram It: Horoscopes?

            • Rufus T. Firefly says:
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              @Rufus T. Firefly: Or is that stuff bullshit?

              • Cram It says:
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                @Rufus T. Firefly: They don’t say “the stars are aligned” for no reason!

          • The Hack says:
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            @Cram It: I’m big on their movements if you know what I mean

            • Cram It says:
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              @The Hack: Irregular bowel movements could be a factor.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @The Hack: You read tea leaves, after they’re passed through a colon

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: I’m not liking this corn alignment here. It mimics Aquarius which tells me that it’s going to rain on my parade..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA…Oh God, I can see your future, and it’s seeing gastroenterologist…

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: mookie betts probably poops beautiful logs. Solid all americans!

                    Note: all Americans is what my buddy calls the no wipe movements.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He poops Slim Jims and they’re delicious!

                    • The Hack says:
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                      @The Hack: snap into that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Walker

      • Bob says:
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        Thanks. I know I threw out too much information which is why I am asking for a second opinion. I need this start to be good or I drop a point or two in the standings. That’s how close the pitching is in my league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  2. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    ‘hate, hate, hate — how a guy is locked into your fantasy lineup when their game is cancelled. Please, fix this!”

    I emailed fantrax on this, this morning. I’ll keep you posted on what they say.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:

        OK, I heard back.
        It can be done but only by the commish of each league in commish mode.

        So it is not all that easy. He said they will look into another way around it, but doubts anything can be done..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  3. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    The umps didn’t wait very long after the ground rule double, that Cincy would have challenged..They set a record for getting in the tunnel..lol

    • VinWins

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      @Malicious Phenoms: Apparently a team has to show an intent to challenge within 10 seconds. But I think it’s more important to get the call right, so leeway should be given, especially in a game-ending situation. I say, take all the time you need to get the call right, and stop hitters from stepping out to adjust their gloves after every pitch.

      And let the computer call balls and strikes. It’s ridiculous that a pitch in the exact same place can be called a strike the first time, and then a ball because of the way the catcher received it.

      And I think umps are always quick to leave.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @VinWins:
        I nominate VinWins for the NEW Commish of baseball..

        I agree with you on all accounts 100%.

        Especially with a wild card on line for the Cards, they needed to get that play right at the end of the game and the didn’t.

        The umps calling of balls and strikes are ridiculous..Bring on the robots or the strike/ball thing they use on the TV screen..Changes need to be made.

        Even Teixera said during a recent interview, “they need to do something to speed up the game, they are losing fans”.

        • VinWins

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          @Malicious Phenoms: Also, make the fences so it is obvious when the ball is over them.

      • MattTruss

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        They timed it, it took Price 34 seconds to get out on the field and start looking for the umps…who were gone. Umps were counting off 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi as they walked down the tunnel.

        Granted, it should have been instant, it’s a game ending play, there’s no downside to asking for a replay of it. STL has that jacked up wall out there though, so it may not have been super obvious what happened at first. Plus, the whole place was going bonkers, so noise and chaos played a factor for sure. Agree, some leeway should have been given there. And fix that damn wall! And get off my lawn!

        Robot umps though…

        • The Hack says:
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          @MattTruss: they showed on real sports how the computer ump would work and it looks exactly like a regular ball game.

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Wait, aren’t you like an insane purist? You’re not for this shizz are you?

            • The Hack says:
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              @MattTruss: I’ve always hated the way umps control the game. Maybe if those guys weren’t such ego maniacs who think they are special I would say differently. I don’t think this effects the purity of the game it just gets right what some asshole cant. They showed the 2011 world series where the cardinals beat the Rangers and they gave 14 favorable pitches to the cardinals and only 3 to the rangers. Cardinals won that game 7. The stats on it were eye opening and these umps think they are doing the right thing.

              My major issue with baseball was the splitting of the divisions, the absurd amount of inter league and the wildcard for the playoffs because it makes it more interesting. Fuxk interesting, this year we have three teams with no businews being in the playoffs vying for the NL wildcard. Total horseshit

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                But if one of those teams with no business being in the playoffs makes the World Series it’ll be on the back of some unsung hero and it will be fun

                • The Hack says:
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                  @Grey: I’ve never been one for rewarding second place. Even as a kid I would just throw my second place trophies into my closet. It never made sense to me. It’s like here is a big shiny object for being the first loser

                  • Grey

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                    I dislike interleague more… It still makes no sense that a team builds itself for its league, then 20 times a year it makes due with or without a DH… Wild Card got me like meh, whatever, it’s the playoffs, it’s real baseball, okay… If I could remove Wild Card, I would, but am dealing

                    • MattTruss

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                      Agreed. I rant on interleague in my DFS post today. So dumb the Tigers, in the thick of a WC hunt are playing…..the Braves! Huh? Meanwhile Toronto and Baltimore are playing division rivals.

                    • Grey

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                      I thought they made a rule where interleague would end by August

                    • MattTruss

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                      Welp, tell that to Detroit who is IN Atlanta with no DH when games matter most. V-Mart is pretty much droppable for this final weekend.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah I know but I could’ve sworn they made the rule didn’t they?

                    • MattTruss

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                      Maybe that was back before it was a constant thing.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @The Hack:
                Interesting = more money.
                I agree with you, inter-league games and wild card teams suck..

                First place teams should be playing in the World Series, with the team with the BEST record having home field advantage..

        • VinWins

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          @MattTruss: Can’t really blame the umps. The Reds gave no indication they were thinking of challenging.

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            34 seconds isn’t that long though

            • VinWins

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              @MattTruss: But you are supposed to indicate you are considering it within 10 seconds. They didn’t, so they left.

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @VinWins:
            What seems to happen, is the bench coach will call upstairs to make sure they have a case before challenging..10 secs is NOT enough time, some of these players spend more than 10 secs adjusting all their gear.

            A play like that at the end of a very important game should have been reviewed to make sure they got it right!

            • VinWins

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              @Malicious Phenoms: You have to indicate you are considering it within 10 seconds, not whether you are going to challenge.

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @VinWins:
                Stupid rule..they need more time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @VinWins: 10 seconds? Really?

        • VinWins

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          @Grey: Just to indicate you are thinking of challenging.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            But if there’s madness on the field with celebrations, and you need to talk to the guy in your booth who watches replays (or is that football?)…

            • The Hack says:
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              @Grey: allegedly they called the dugout but couldn’t hear the phone among the madness. They need a light that goes on

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s hilarious… So, Cards cut the phone lines and they win?

                • MattTruss

                  MattTruss says:
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                  The Cardinals are the Patriots of MLB…alledgedly

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    They’re deflating baseballs?

                    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                      @Grey:
                      No, they are ADDING air to baseball’s!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA

  4. Does anybody know about Cleveland and detroit’s games on Monday in ESPN. Since all the good players are on roster can you pick up joe doe and anybody that plays just for counting stat. Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Peter guigli:
      From what I heard on this blog yesterday, Stats for Monday’s game, which will only be played if needed, will not count for fantasy..

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Are you sure? If its a reg season game (not game 163) it should count.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @JoeG414: I agree with you..Can you check in your league settings to see if there is anything mentioned about such an occurrence?

        • VinWins

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          @JoeG414: Even if it was game 163, it would still be considered a regular season game.

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @VinWins: But for those two teams it is game 162, cause it is a make up game due to weather, NOT an extra game..

            • VinWins

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              @Malicious Phenoms: Yes, I know, I was just saying as far as MLB is concerned, game 163 stats count as regular season stats.

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @VinWins: gotcha

    • VinWins

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      @Peter guigli: I sent an email to ESPN, see if I get a response. I know in the past there was a possibility of an extra game on Monday and the stats would have counted in Roto leagues; that may have been changed though.

      • knucks says:
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        @VinWins: Anyone working on getting in touch with Yahoo? Or should I?

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @knucks: You could. I cut all ties with Yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter guigli: In the past, Yahoo and, I think, ESPN have put up a banner that fantasy leagues end on Sunday… I think it has to do with their programming more than anything… I’m not 100%, but around 75% sure

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Yeah, that would simplify things.

        • knucks says:
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          @VinWins: Yea I would think that is the plan as well. Would be nice of them to state it so plans can be made.

          I’m getting after Yahoo on Twitter, as well as DelDon/Piano. No responses yet. Seems they’ve moved onto Fooseball and that baseball is not important right now. Classic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Monday won’t even be game 163, I just think they have it programmed in their system to announce winners after Sunday

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: I’ve seen plenty of leagues in both baseball and football with stat changes after the final day/night of games. And I’m sure plenty of others have too.

            I once lost a football championship (i know you don’t play, but you can at least relate) by 0.5 pts because a QB took a knee at the end of a game and yardage was taken away from his stats. At first, Yahoo didn’t account for it. Then two days later, everything got adjusted and I lost the $1500 that I thought I had won.

            I’m going to post waivers on Sunday night to add some Detroit role players or guys left on waivers (like Castellanos), just in case.

            I just get really annoyed when its an obvious concern or question from people and they refuse to make a comment about it anywhere. At least say you aren’t sure, ya know? Then maybe follow up with some superiors?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I mentioned this on the podcast, but Yahoo gave two contradictory answers on Schwarber’s eligibility next year… I.e., they have no clue what’s going on….

              Honestly, I’m not 100% sure, but the scenario you say with the QB, was a regular season game during previously accounted for season… With Tigers/Indians, they would play after the schedule ends, which I think would foul up Yahoo and ESPN… Again, not sure, but I’d guess that

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Yea I remember you saying that about Schwarber. Nobody wants to really put their name on anything, in case they are mistaken. But why isn’t Yahoo blasting an email to the entire crew about how the situation will be handled?? Oh yea, because football started of course!

                Regarding that football scenario… I guess I was just describing how I’m trying to avoid another broken heart on the last day of games.

                Runs/HRs/RBIs… There is only one or two of these stats separating several teams at the top of my league. The guy immediately behind me in the standings has Upton, V-mart, Jose Ramirez and Miggy. He is ranting like crazy on the message boards. I do feel bad about it (but only a little).

                As someone who works as a programmer in the data management field. There is no doubt that dealing with a game on Monday the 3rd would be somewhat of a nightmare. But at least get out in front of it… for PR purposes??

                They won’t though. That appears to be blatantly clear.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha on the football scenario… And it makes sense to load on Indians/Tigers players, I’m just saying don’t rely on them counting…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And, yeah, they should put an announcement on every fantasy page saying, games on Oct. 3rd will or won’t count… That’s easy enough to do, they can put it where they announce stat changes

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  BTW, I did see this in the rules: This year’s game runs from April 3, 2016 through October 2, 2016 — Makes me think that’s the end, no matter what

                  • knucks says:
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                    @Grey: I noticed that too. I appreciate the back and forth Grey.

                    Behrans just got back to me saying he is unsure and to hit up Yahoo Customer Service. I’ll post if I get any info at any point

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks!

  5. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! Oh em gee, I almost totally forgot about Socrates Brito. Even after naming my RCL team after him. El oh el!!

  6. Joel says:
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    Hi Grey,

    No baseball comment… just wanted to mention that I watched the first episode of Happy Valley last night. Cool show; I expect I’ll binge on the other episodes this weekend. Thanks for mentioning it (like you did Luther some time ago)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Nice! It’s awesome!

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Back in Farchana, USA!! Major SNAFU – most seriously no running water in the toilet or sink in the guest house that I paid 30$ for (in advance). Took a Puerto Rican shower this morning at the guest house (all I could do) and had me a real shower an hour ago! Oh, yeah, and great write-up! Shame about no Buy / Sell column. Oh, well. There’s always next year.

    a. Have you read this book? ‘Based on a True Story- A Memoir_ Norm MacDonald’ Must read!

    b. Had a few questions.

    Start 1 at 1B

    1.Myers @ AZ (Shipley), ’cause Shipley comes after Godley and Godley relieved Ray yesterday,
    2. Gyorko at home vs. PIT (Glasnow)
    3. Mancini @NYY vs. Pineda

    c. Start 1 at 2B

    1. CSanchez at home vs. MIN (Duffey)
    2. Kipnis @KC (Ventura)
    3. Gyorko at home vs. PIT (Glasnow)
    4. Drury at home vs. SD (EJax)

    d. Start 1 at 3B

    1. The Donald @BOS (Porcello)
    2. Gyorko at home vs. PIT (Glasnow)
    3. Drury at home vs. SD (EJax)
    4. Healy @SEA (Walker)
    5. Beltre at home vs. TB (Andriese)

    e. Start 1 at SS

    Gyorko at home vs. PIT (Glasnow)

    Oops, only one player can start at SS! Whatever will I do??!!

    f. Start 1 at MI

    1. CSanchez at home vs. MIN (Duffey)
    2. Kipnis @KC (Ventura)
    3. Gyorko at home vs. PIT (Glasnow)
    4. Drury at home vs. SD (EJax)

    g. Start 1 at 1B/3B

    1.Myers @ AZ (Shipley), ’cause Shipley comes after Godley and Godley relieved Ray yesterday,
    2. Gyorko at home vs. PIT (Glasnow)
    3. Mancini @NYY vs. Pineda
    4. The Donald @BOS (Porcello)
    5. Drury at home vs. SD (EJax)
    6. Healy @SEA (Walker)
    7. Beltre at home vs. TB (Andriese)

    h. Start 5 OF

    1. JBJ at home vs. TOR (Estrada)
    2. Duvall at home vs. CHC (Buchanan – the start of a BP game for the Cubs)
    3. Dyson at home vs. CLE (Plutko was listed but he’s been bumped to the BP, could be Merritt after the PPD game last night)
    4. Grichuk at home vs. PIT (Glasnow)
    5. Renfroe @AZ vs. Shipley
    6. Starkakis at home vs. DET (Zimmermann)
    7. Fowler @CIN (Smith)
    8. Grandy @PHI (Asher is listed, but he will be moved to the nationally televised game on Saturday with a bullpen game for Friday)
    9. Drury at home vs. SD (EJax)
    10. Myers @ AZ (Shipley), ’cause Shipley comes after Godley and Godley relieved Ray yesterday.

    i. I’ll figure out the U! (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink)

    j. True story! So on Monday I get to Farchana, USA after traveling all day Sunday (left home at 04h40 to catch the bus to the airport at 05h00, with departure from Zagreb at 09h00 via Paris to N’Djamena arriving at 21h00 all on the Sunday, it was exhausting just writing this parenthetical) and then first thing Monday morning (leaving the hotel at 06h25, to catch the flight of 700 miles from N’Djamena to Farchana, arriving 10h00). Tired as all hell! I get to meet our visitors from Sudan. They’re introducing themselves but I’m like a total zombie – total exhaustion. This guy… https://www.linkedin.com/in/terence-pike-83204919…, I sh*t you not! introduces himself as Terence Gore!!! Of course, in my mind’s eye! I was part of the convoy that went to Abeche leaving Farchana on Tuesday morning. It only registered in my brain that the man’s name was in fact Terence Pike!!, on Wednesday a full 48 hours after I dubiously thought his name was Terence Gore! I should have asked why he’d stopped stealing bases for KC so suddenly, then I would have understood my gaffe much sooner! Crazy, right? What exhaustion can do to one!

    k. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 30 – October 2)

    Annoying alarm clock: Wake up, Mr. Stone, wake up.
    Annoying alarm clock: Wake up, Mr. Stone, wake up.
    Annoying alarm clock: Wake up, Mr. Stone, wake up.
    Annoying alarm clock: Alarm off. Welcome to Solamyrge. The time is now.
    Solamyrge Spokesperson: Now I give to you the Solamyrge SP, a phone to revolutionize the way we communicate. A mere three ounces, voice-activated and solar-powered, the Solamyrge knows who you want to call before you do. At Solamyrge, perfection isn’t just an ideal it’s a reality.
    Automated voice message: Open blinds. Shower on.
    Angry Protesters: We’re here to take America back.
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: We’re taking America back!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: If you’re not mad, you’re not paying attention!
    Angry Protesters: Down with corporate greed!
    Angry Protesters: Hey! Stop it! Matthew Stone.
    Mr. Wolfe: I can’t believe it. This guy’s bigger than Steve Jobs. A lot of people are going to feel this loss.
    Horatio: At least one person won’t. What about the girlfriend?
    Mr. Wolfe: She’s in shock. She is the one who called 911, though. What are you thinking?
    Horatio: Curious lack of stippling, indicating a long-range shot.
    Mr. Wolfe: Sniper? From where?
    Horatio: Look at the direction he’s facing. No line of sight makes sense in this case. Bullet can’t just materialize.
    Mr. Wolfe: Got to come from somewhere.
    Horatio: You know what? (cue the queue of sunglasses) Not necessarily.

    Have a great final weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Sorry! Forgot to mention this is ESPN 12-team RCL (in that RCL!!) and in need of Runs, HRs, RBIs and SBs. Also, remove Gyorko from every position because he can only start for me at SS. I just realized that, please forgive me. Exhaustion still not over yet, apparently.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Glad to hear you’re safe and sound back in Farchana… A. I think I read it from the quotes last year, no? I kid, I haven’t… B. Myers (Ha!) C. Sanchez D. Healy F. Drury G. Beltre H. 1. JBJ, Duvall, Dyson, Grandy, Renfroe I. Ha J. HAHA K. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks for the help as always.

        a. Have really enjoyed Jack’s RCL. Many thanks to him. My biggest gaffe was showing up an hour late for the draft and allowing autobot to select most of the guys you would have avoided – maybe all of them – like Cutch (btw, dropped him BEFORE he hit those 2 HRs), King Felix, Sano. There were some good autobot picks – MadBum, Lester and Donaldson. Still with your help I managed 68 HRs in August, that’s a pretty big feat for my ragtag army that was almost entirely taken from waivers – like Nunez (who’s since left the fold), Duvall, JBJ and a host of others. So, am in 2nd in that RCL – 99 to 94.5. Have to make some hay this weekend in all of Runs, HRs, RBIs, SBs and Ks.

        b. Haha, thanks for remembering (no way you could forget with all the contraversy I drummed up especially the Centaur pic). Am in chapter 2 and already loving it – spoiler alert – Foreword is written by Louie CK. Seriously, the book is pretty dead serious – he’s considering his own mortality and legacy. What have we done and are we all performing to our potential?

        c. Lastly, Dyson will face Merritt probably. He’s a LHP. Doesn’t that make you think he might not play? I know Dyson’s been on a mini hitting streak after a prolonged state of 0, but…Will check as always the confirmed lineups for tonight’s MLB games.

        Cheers.
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not such a gaffe if the draft started 4 AM your time and you were in Africa… Hopefully you can win it! Sucks on Sano, Cutch and Felix, but not bad on the others… B. Interesting, it’s like his serious dramatic role in book form… C. Yeah, that is true on Dyson…How about Fowler if he plays?

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. Thanks, man. It was a big gaffe, I was at home in Croatia. I set my alarm, I slept in my son’s bed, sent my son to sleep in my place. Total gaffe and goof!

            b. Really sorry for troubling you so much with all this crap. Then I have the audacity to say why did Grey make me start this guy when that guy hit 2 HRs on my bench etc. It’s a crap shoot most of the time, guys come off the bench, pitcher’s suffer when inherited runners score and fans touch balls that could have been outs. Actually never said anything out loud.

            c. Have you seen this movie? …. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4572820/…..
            Am looking forward to watching it.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Oops! B. Haha, yup C. Nah, I haven’t… I would watch it, but I’ve never seen Star Trek

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                You amaze me every day! Never seen CSI Miami, never seen ANY of the Rambo quadrilogy movies to the end and now have never seen Star Trek!!! Where were you from 1976 to 2008? Did you swap places with John Travolta . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_in_the_Plastic_Bubble?

                Supposed to be really good, but I guess you’d have to be a Trekkie in which case it might not be so good if you’re not (a Trekkie).

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA… I was in a bubble of rap and baseball

                  • Ante GALIC says:
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                    @Grey: Grey!

                    Ha! Next you’re going to tell me that you’ve never watched Happy Days, Welcome back, Kotter and M*A*S*H*!!!

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, I’m all about Happy Days and MASH, I can go either way on Kotter

  8. Natty Boh says:
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    I’m already looking forward to January Grey!

  9. Hugman says:
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    You know what sucks? When you’ve been in first for three months and a couple pitchers on your real life team stink up their playoff chances and your ratios (weaver, wainwright, cough cough) and then the only person really trying anymore is the guy creeping up on you. And since nobody else is trying he’s picking up points left and right and then you’re tied for first with three days left.
    can I get a prayer hexagon?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: Ugh, you got it

  10. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey there, Grey, still hanging around!

    QS league, need three from the group. What say you?

    McHugh @ LAA ($10)
    Wisler v. DET ($11)
    Pineda v. BAL ($32)
    Taijuan v. OAK ($20)
    AJ Cole v. MIA ($5)
    Tyler Anderson @ MIL ($1)

  11. Scott says:
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    Who is the odd man out this weekend?
    Carlos Beltran
    Randal Grichuk
    Kevin Kiermaier
    Stephen Piscotty
    Mitch Haniger
    Josh Reddick

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott: Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with MP

  12. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Setting my lineup for the weekend and I have a choice at going over my innings limit on Yahoo either tomorrow or Sunday. I always drive myself crazy when I have options. So…

    I can either go with all three on Saturday or all three on Sunday. Or I can pick one pitcher Saturday and load up on Sunday (which is where I’m leaning). Please let me know how many of these starts you’re confident about…

    Saturday
    Jharel Cotton at Seattle
    Joe Musgrove at Angels
    Ed Rodriguez home vs Toronto

    Sunday
    Scherzer home vs Miami
    Eickhoff home vs Mets
    McHugh at Angels

    Thanks a lot!

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Sweet, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Hugman says:
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    Oh, and I have an actual conundrum. I have 10 innings left. Trying to pick up three plus wins over the next three days. I have Yu and Gsellman to choose from today. Yu will probably be nicer to my ratios, but almost definitely won’t go long enough to get the win. I should go with the guy who’s team is fighting for something, yeah?

    I’ll be streaming four starters and as many delivers as I can on the last day for extra chances.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: Gsellman, definitely…Yu won’t go more than 4 IP

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: delivers equals relievers btw. Yeah, that’s what I was thinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, gotcha

      • Moneyball says:
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        “Don’t start Yu this week… logic.”
        “Yu won’t go more than 4 IP”

        6 Inn, 1 ER, 12 K’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, surprised, sorry

          • Hugman says:
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            @Grey: just saw these last comments. Gsellman also got the win so no sweat. Couldn’t start both. Got a sweet Siegrist win today.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  14. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which start do you like best
    A.Bradley vs SD
    K.Gausman @NYY
    [email protected]
    I like Gausman best AND he has great numbers against the Yankees but worried that the wildcard will be wrapped up by then and that they will cut his start short. I need ratios but mainly the win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Bradley

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Really? You don’t like any of these? I like Gausman to finish strong if the Orioles are still in it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Gausman the most by a lot but why would he pitch more than 3 to 4 IP

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            I think that it could go right down to the wire in the AL wildcard so why would they pull him early if he was pitching well and they needed the win?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If they need the win, and it’s close and he’s pitching well then he’ll stay in the game

              • JJ says:
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                @Grey:
                So many “ifs” this time of year. Hard to get a jump on the competition. If I wait till tomorrow, pretty sure those pitchers are gone.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know, it’s not easy to predict

                  • VinWins

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                    @Grey: They may want to make sure they are at home for the Wild Card game.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gausman throws on Sunday? Seems most likely to get bumped

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can you wait to see if the O’s clinch tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of my favorites!

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: we rewound that song so many times when I first got that tape. Took us days to hear the whole album. Laughing your ass off to hip hop was something I miss….Maybe it was the drugs, I don’t know

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your momma so ugly she’s got an Afro with a chinstrap!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Your momma got a glass eye with the fish in it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She’s got the wings and teeth of an African bat

              • billiejak says:
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                @Grey: your momma got the wooden legs WITH REAL FEET

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  Your momma’s an extra on the Simpsons and shit.

                  I don’t even know what that means and that’s why I love it.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Your momma so old she starred on the first season of The Simpsons!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn! Your momma so fat her blood type Ragu!

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: but that song was oh shit!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Indeedie

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: NO SEX IN THE CHAMPAGNE ROOM!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hilarious!

                    • The Hack says:
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                      I remember when I got hired to work at a strip club. I thought all my dirty wet dreams were going to come true. Then I got another job I was applying for at the same time that paid me more money and left me free on the weekends so I took it. I can’t imagine all the diseases I would of got working at that club.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Number one disease for male employees at strip clubs: blue balls

                    • The Hack says:
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                      I could see that. I would of had to wear restrictive underwear. I also had a buddy that drove strippers to houses and hung out to make sure nothing happened. The stories he told…oh the stories

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He was one of those guys? Oh man, those guys are scary

                    • The Hack says:
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                      He was, he also offered me to do that work and I politely declined.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, good move

                    • The Hack says:
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                      homie was always strapped and I dont roll that way. He said it was necessary because the numbers aren’t on your side

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That makes sense

  15. The Hack says:
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    That title would of been more fitting if Lincecum was still a thing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  16. Brian says:
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    Most likely to get the STL save chance to day, Oh or Siegrist?

    for streamer in league with QS, k/bb, era, whip, ks…is peacock at LAA a solid option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, Siegrist… He’s an option, can’t say solid

  17. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey G-rey,

    I’m in a roto league that is SUPER tight. Never seen anything like it before: 6 teams shuffling around at the top of the standings, different 1st place team every day for the last week.

    I’m planning to start both T. Walker and C. Rodon tonight. I am 18 Ks away from gaining a point on a competitor, 2 Ws off gaining a point on another, within .02 of teams both ahead and behind me in ERA and WHIP, and I am tied for last in Ls (so I could lose 0.5 of a point for falling out of the tie).

    Whoa, too much info. Put short, there is always risk, but Rodon and Walker seem like some of the safest guys to stream in the closing weekend. Am I right? Or are they riskier than I am aware of???

    LOVE YAS!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love yas. Not sure who else is available, but those two are safe as far as streamers go… Good luck!

  18. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    This is it Grey! Two days left and I’m up 94 in the championship! Of course now my opponent is starting to load up pitchers against me to play catchup so just want to confirm I have the best 3 asterisk marked starts selected for today and tomorrow? Or should I plan on a different started below somewhere?

    9/30
    Pineda vs. BAL (33.8)*
    D. Norris @ATL (13.6)
    Gsellman @PHI (9.5)*
    Ventura vs. CLE (1.8)
    Tomlin @KC (1.2)

    10/1
    Bradley vs. SD (?)*
    Colon @PHI (11.4)
    Musgrove @LAA (7.8)?
    Cotton @SEA (1.4)
    T. Anderson vs. MIL (1.8)

    Also are there starts I should definitely use on Sunday or at least grab now if possible so my opponent can’t use them?

    10/2
    Price vs. TOR (12.0)
    McHugh @LAA (9.9)
    Manaea @SEA (7.4)
    Eickhoff vs. NYN (-0.8)

    Thanks in advance!

    • the tone ranger says:
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      @ebudz: i think I read McHugh is going sat, and that means idk if Musgrove is pitching again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Norris over Pineda today… Gsellman and Bradley still… McHugh, Manaea and Eickhoff if you can stash

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks again and thanks tone ranger! Tone ranger’s right so should I start McHugh over Bradley tomorrow or still stick with Bradley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stick Bradley

    • knucks says:
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      @ebudz: Tomlin got bumped to Sunday I believe. Good luck this weekend.

  19. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    From Rotoworld:

    “In this situation, Bryan Price did not come up on the top step,” crew chief Bill Miller told a pool reporter after the game. “We stayed there. I waited for my partners to come off the field. I looked into the dugout, the Cincinnati dugout, and Bryan Price made no eye contact with me whatsoever, and then after 30 seconds he finally realized, somebody must have told him what had happened, and we were walking off the field.”

    The Reds have until noon Friday to submit a protest to Thursday’s game-ending play. And while the Mets and Giants would certainly like the Reds to pursue the issue, it’s worth wondering whether the club, with seemingly nothing to gain, would voluntarily sign its players up to fly back to St. Louis and play out the end of a game on what is supposed to be the first day of their offseason.

    We’ll know soon enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard… I thought umps review all plays after the 7th inning?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Here is reply updated in 2014:

        Expanded replay approved for 2014[edit]
        To accommodate the anticipated expansion of instant replay, MLB promoted seven minor league umpires to the full-time major league staff on January 14, 2014.[24] Two days later, on January 16, MLB officially announced the approval of expanded instant replay for use during the 2014 season, whose terms were modified after negotiations with the MLBPA and WUA.[25] According to its terms, managers will be allotted one challenge per game (two if the first challenge results in an overturned call) while the umpiring crew chief will be empowered to initiate a review in innings 7 and later. The umpires will also be allowed to review a home run call at any time, even during innings #1-6. Once a call is challenged an umpire requests a video review, fellow umpires in New York’s Replay Operations Center will watch video of the play in question using the “indisputable video evidence” standard when deciding whether to overturn a call. The following plays will be reviewable under the system:

        Ground-rule doubles

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “while the umpiring crew chief will be empowered to initiate a review in innings 7 and later” Right?

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: Yes, the umps should have stopped play and reviewed this to make sure it was the correct call..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And then they blame Price, so wacky in such an important game

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey: I think because the ball came back into play, nobody, umps or Price realized the ball went into the stands and then came back out.

                So Price reacted too late, but in that big of a game, the crew chief should have stepped up and made sure what really happened before leaving the field..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, as a crew chief, you need to make sure, it’s just goofy that he’s blaming Price… “Hey, we got the call wrong, but it’s the manager’s job to make sure we get it right.” Oh, okay

                  • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                    @Grey:
                    I hope the Reds protest and they go back to St Louis and beat the Cards!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That would cause major problems with fantasy, because that’s a game from the week of H2H playoffs and then being finished after stats have closed and champions have been announced

                    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                      @Malicious Phenoms: Didn’t think of that, wow what a mess..

  20. Scott says:
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    OK, my last game start is Chris Sale on Sunday. Please pick two from this list to AVOID.

    Syndergaard @ Phi
    Maeda @SF
    Eickhoff vs NYM
    Musgrove @LAA
    Manaea @Sea
    Matt Moore vs LAD
    Chase Whitley @Tex
    Syndergaard @ Phi
    Cessa vs Bal
    Teheran vs Det

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, Whitley

      Though, don’t think Musgrove is pitching again… So Whitley and him if he’s not

  21. Scott says:
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    Start Tomlin @KC and Kennedy vs Cle on Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  22. the tone ranger says:
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    would you/should I have the balls to start cessa vs bal on sunday? just need positive points (which as long as he doesn’t get completely bombed I should)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s fine if the O’s have clinched, they’ll likely be playing their scrubs

  23. knucks says:
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    Heard back from Yahoo a short time ago…

    “The fantasy season is not extended for rain outs/makeup games that take place after the regular season is scheduled to end”.

    Tweet was linked to a “Scoring FAQ for Fantasy Baseball” on Yahoo Help that I was looking for, but never had found. So that’s officially official.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s what I figured, but as I was saying to MP, if the Reds and Cards had to finish yesterday’s game b/c of a call reversal, it could mess up their wording

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: That would never happen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  24. Scott says:
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    Tom Murphy gets to face Milwaukee pitching in Coors.

    Meanwhile, Grandal has to face Bumgarner, Moore, and TBD in San Francisco

    So I’m thinking drop Grandal for Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m going with Murphy this final weekend

  25. Scott says:
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    Please pick one:

    Braden Shipley vs SD
    Archie Bradley vs SD
    Cotton @Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… Bradley

  26. The Hack says:
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    I took your advice and started season 1 of the wire. Its solid but so far it s a slow moving show.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t pick up until about 4 episodes in… bunk and Mcnulty saying shit is when the series takes off…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right! Damn it’s been a while, yeah the f bomb… have you even gotten to Omar yet?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: OMAR!!!!

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: Omar’s boyfriend just got killed. I think we are on episode 5 or 6

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh you’re in it… thought you might be earlier

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope you stick with it because it rewards patience

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: I have survived some of the blah seasons of walking dead and sons of anarchy so I can make it through anything

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The big difference is the wire sets things up in a slow manner but really pays off

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: word

  27. Scott says:
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    Planning the final weekend of fantasy baseball, preparing for this weeks fantasy football, and draft prep for fantasy basketball is giving me indigestion. What do you recommend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tagament

    • The Hack says:
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      @Scott: I like the mylanta liquid, it feels like it works faster and coincides with “your” drinking problem

  28. BW says:
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    OMG, my Roto league is down to the wire, and my team and the other top team are within thousands of a point in batting average. My ace in the hole should be DJ LeMahieu against the Brewers in Coors this weekend. However, that high-pitched beeping you hear is apparently DJ Lemahieu trying to back into the batting title, with an assist from CHICKENSHIT Walt Weiss.

    Ted Williams’ manager wanted to sit him when he was hitting .401 on the last day of the season. But Teddy Ballgame was a goddamn man – he played a doubleheader and went 6 for 8!!!! Order a double helping of Rocky Mountain oysters and man the F up DJ!!!!!!

    Thanks, just needed to get that off my chest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so true

  29. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Since you were talking about the Wire above….did you quit The Leftovers on me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No I actually haven’t gone back yet I was planning on doing the off-season

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Did you get around to “This Is Us”?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I thought the premier was amazing, The second episode was solid but less good

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Told you the premier was awesome! Yeah 2nd was less good and I prob won’t stick with it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I didn’t hate the 2nd episode, but the end felt like now they’re just trying to make surprises now

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          Is that show good? My girl keeps wanting me to watch it and I keep refusing.

          On another note, Amanda Knox documentary is on Netflix today!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So sad how excited I am for Knox… I kinda wanna save it like a last cookie… Cougs really loves Justify and has seen it so I know I can go right through it without having to worry about waiting for her

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Grey: We never watched the Jon Benet special….we are going full on crime solving docs this weekend.

              My brother loved Justify, but he watches and likes every FX drama they’ve made. I think Walton Goggins is pretty awesome in it.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I love Goggins so that’s got me intrigued… Jon Benet was solid, worth watching

                • VinWins

                  VinWins says:
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                  @Grey: Justified. Right up there with Broken Bad.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah I remember you loving it

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I will say Justify scares me because so many episodes

                    • VinWins

                      VinWins says:
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                      @Grey: Well, you finally got brave and watched The Shield, and I think this is 10 fewer episodes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Shield was so worth it too

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Cool. It is slow, but I think it’s so worth it. Still my favorite show currently on TV.

        I don’t have kids, but I heard someone once say the entire show is like watching your child play on the monkey bars and the anxiety it brings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I got to be honest you’re the only one telling me to watch it, but it is on my list I’m between that and justify

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I know the rating were awful too. I mean, it is batshit crazy and I have no idea what’s going on most of the time, but I’ve never been so tense watching a tv show before.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I watch the first few episodes and I didn’t love it but you’re saying it gets better?

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: The crazier Justin Theroux gets, the better the show is. Yeah, it gets better. Been a little while but one specific episode that takes place mainly in a little cabin is one I remember as especially intense.

                But hey, I don’t know anything. I might just love a shitty show.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, there’s not many episodes to watch so I’ll prolly plow through it

  30. William Hung says:
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    Would you recommend rolling the dice on Taijuan Walker tonight? I’m already rolling the dice on Brad Peacock after seeing that he’s been pretty solid the last few starts. I got burned by Walker last week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’ll only have 3 moves left for Sat and Sun. I need Peacock and Walker to pitch solidly or else I’m headed towards a 2nd place finish.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Eickhoff is a solid streamer for Sunday right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  31. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Your boy Scooter is on waivers. He is going to Coors (check), he is facing a RHP (check), who didn’t fair well last time out (check, 5ERs) and who is maybe tired (check). Well, Scooter’s been in a 1/12 slide over the last 7 days (reverse check). Would you start Scooter over CSanchez (ChiSox) tonight? All of Sanchez’ HRs have come off RHP – Archer at home, Romero at home Ventura in KC and he’s facing Duffey a RHP (check, for Sanchez).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes I would go scooter

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks again for everything. Can I ask one more question?

        Can I go over the 180 GP limit on the last day in an effort to get more Ks and Ws and improve on WHIP and ERA?

        Will tell you all about it on Monday!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, you can go up to 188 games started… Stop at 179, then start 9 SPs the next day

  32. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Here is another twist on the play in St Louis last night.

    With that loss the Reds right now would get the 5th pick in the June first year player draft.

    They are in a tight race with a few teams, winning last night and winning the last 3 games of this season, means they would get the 8th pick…

    I do not see the reds winning again this year..LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow great point yeah they don’t want to win more games

  33. Scott says:
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    Speaking of manning up. Votto is playing today after getting his face bloodied yesterday. Joey’s old school, fellas!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott: Just don’t ask Votto for his batting gloves, if you sit in the front row..LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah

  34. scott says:
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    I’m in a auction keeper league. $330 salary 30 players Who would you keep out of the following players below. Salary is next to there name. I can keep up to 6 players for 3 yrs max. Each year there salary goes up $5

    JT Realmuto $3
    Trea Turner $3
    Joe Ross $3
    Aaron Nola $3
    Tyler Glasnow $3
    Luke Weaver $5 off waivers
    Ketel Marte $8
    Jackie Bradley Jr $5 off waivers
    Marcell Ozuna $3
    Byron Buxton $5 off waivers
    Adam Duvall $5 off waivers
    Jose Berrios $2
    Tanner Roark $5 off waivers
    Gregory Polanco $23
    Anthony Rizzo $42
    Kris Bryant $41

    • William Hung says:
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      @scott: Wow you have some tough choices. I’d say Turner, Buxton, Roark, and Ozuna are locks. That leaves 2 more – Realmuto at $3 is pretty good as is Duvall at $5… not sure how much top players get but if Rizzo or Bryant are considered a “discount” at those prices, then yeah – you should keep 1 of them.

      • Cram It says:
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        @William Hung: Ozuna a lock over one of Bryant and Rizzo? Oh William.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Cram It: look at the prices

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @scott:

      Trea Turner $3
      Byron Buxton $5 off waivers
      Adam Duvall $5 off waivers
      Gregory Polanco $23
      Anthony Rizzo $42
      Kris Bryant $41

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, Roark, Bradley, Bryant, Rizzo, Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall over Roark, it is tough

  35. Scott says:
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    I’ve got Wade Davis, Sam Dyson, Edwin Diaz, Andrew Bailey and Sergio Romo. What’s the chance I get 9 saves this weekend?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott:
      Better start prayin to the saves god..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slim to anorexic

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: OK, which one is most dangerous to my ratios?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Scott: prolly Bailey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Impossible to say, Diaz just gave up a run, right? I guess him

      • Tigres says:
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        Diaz looked gassed in Houston, and has been pitching a ton…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  36. Scott says:
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    Got any shares in Orlando Arcia this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t, yet

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: I’m thinking of dropping Lindor because he might play maybe 1 game this weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see it

  37. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    My batty call luck has run out in need of some input from G and/or anyone else. Need BA
    1. Please Pick 4:

    Gomez vs. Andriese (R) hot
    Orlando vs. Merritt (L) red hot
    Fowler @ Cin (Smith) R luke warm
    Odubel vs. Gsellman (R) cool
    Maybin @ Wisler (R) hot
    Grandy @ Phi (Asher) (R) red hot
    Harper vs. Mia (Cashner (R) warming

    2. Pick one Please:

    Bregman @ LAA Wright
    Drury vs. SD (Jackson)

    Thanks to all who respond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez, Orlando, Maybin, Grandy 2. Drury

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Is it wrong that I refer to Brandon Drury as Brandon Furry? I just picture him spending his off seasons at “conventions” dressed in a puma costume looking for a lady dressed as an ocelot to “boink”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d like the boink that bunny!

  38. the tone ranger says:
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    who do you trust more zimmermann tomorrow @ ATL, or peacock tonight @ LAA. zimm threw decently in relief but peacock has been throwing ok as of late as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Peacock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah east coast is getting pounded and those are the early games

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: I need to fire my proof reader, like tonight!! LOL

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Grey: Murphy sitting tonight in Colorado..WTF

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Dammit!

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @Grey: Walt Weiss sucks as a manager..

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                The worst! Why play Hundley at all?

                • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                  @Grey: Makes no sense at all, Murphy is their future and dude can hit!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, god forbid Weiss play him so Murphy can build more confidence into the offseason… Instead, he plays a guy that shouldn’t be on the team after this year

                    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                      @Grey:
                      AGREED! The Rockies have some solid players and a good bunch more on the way from the minors, but until they get a real MGR., they are going nowhere fast..

  39. Doc says:
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    Different questions, but do you have any keeper stash suggestions: picking 2 of the following
    AJ Reed, Vogelbach, Lewis Brinson, Brendan Rodgers, JP Crawford, Delino Deshields

    JK about Deshields

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Doc: I would keep Crawford #2 ranked at mlb.com and Rogers #6 and COORS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Crawford, Brinson

    • The Hack says:
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      @Doc: Rodgers hands down is the top guy on this list. Brinson number 2

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope, you’re both making sense… Rodgers and Brinson

  40. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Michael Wacha to start for Cards tomorrow. Garcia to the pen..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  41. The Hack says:
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    These rain delays are gonna cost some titles if these games get cancelled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The rain is vicious out there on the east coast, doesn’t look good

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: Ive heard of this ran thing but its been so long I can’t place it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think it’s with your feet

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: dah, stupid typo, must be the lack of rain

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  42. muskysmell says:
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    What are your thoughts for Gsellman for next year if he keeps a rotation spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have to dig into him during the offseason, right now he seems like a streamer in 12 team leagues

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: at a glance he’s a massive groundball pitcher that induces lots of weak contact. Throws hard enough to take notice and none of pitches grade out poorly…sorry already in off season mode

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t tell me, tell the guy who is asking

    • muskysmell says:
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      I hear ya…

      But I am digging the 95 velo, almost K per inning, pitching in that softball division, and the mets seem to know how to churn out quality pitchers…

      • The Hack says:
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        @muskysmell: not sure if the K rate holds up, the last time he had a k rate in the eights was in low A ball. He’s more of a 7 k rate. But the high groundball rate coupled with limiting hard contact is nice. He should be a fantasy 4 next year

        • muskysmell says:
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          @The Hack:

          thx for the info…yea if he retains a spot in the mets rotation, I’ll find a spot for him on my roster haha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Will he have a spot though?

            • The Hack says:
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              @Grey: he did when he worked for Regis

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Who, Kathie Gsellman?

                • The Hack says:
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                  @Grey: he’s that producer from the show, they always mocked how Regis would talk about him on SNL

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ah… gotcha!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Always gotta enjoy the NL east

  43. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Holliday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good time to get him back, less of a chance he injures himself in the next two days

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Always looking for the bright side!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, I just saw that he homered… gotta love baseball, crazy

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Yep.

  44. Cram It says:
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    Just went down an internet rabbit hole and read that Jessica Alba has genital herpes, which she got from Derek Jeter. Confirm or deny? MP get on it.

  45. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I can only start one pitcher today before loading up tomorrow. Which is best strictly from a ratios standpoint: Cotton at Mariners or McHugh at Angels?

    Thanks! And have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… I’d go McHugh

  46. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub3zlstw4-Y

    Just took an online assessment of Uber, see how that went, haha. I actually have an interview next week for a better paying job, but not nearly as cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is the coolest photo… Haha… Fingers crossed you get the job you want! Went to see Girl on the Train last night… Was better than I thought it would be, still not a great movie…

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, not really sure which one I want, probably whichever wants me.

        Isn’t that a horror/thriller? Seemed too scary for me, ha. I watched Modern Family all last night, I really liked it. First time I’ve watched more than 10 minutes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Samezies, never seen more than 10 mins of Modern Family… Yeah, it was a thriller, wasn’t really scary… Well, at one point I start choking on gummy bears and thought I was going to die, that was scary, but I vomited in the bathroom and kept watching… Wasn’t something I would’ve paid to see, but was decent enough… Reminded me of an 80s thriller like Hand the Rocks the Cradle

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Haha, shit, that’s some serious gummy bear fighting back. My girl wants to see some indie movies that came out. Mike Bribiglia’s new movie? And something else I never heard of either.

            Modern Family kind of reminds me of an Office or Parks and Rec if you liked those at all. I know your high standards on comedy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I loved the British Office, didn’t watch the one here… Not sure on Mike Bribiglia… I do like him in OITNB…. From Googling, it looks like it’s with Peele, who I love… We’re going to see Mascots at an advanced screening next week, pumped about that…

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Oh that’s awesome. Can’t wait for Mascots. You’ll have to tell me how it is.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Definitely

            • The Hack says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I let Modern Family teach my daughter about gay people….thank you television.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hahaha

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @The Hack: That’s how I just learned too!

  47. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Holliday RBI single. They were planning on just giving him that 1 AB last night as a farewell, but after the HR he got to pinch-hit again today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has he said he’s retiring or are the Cards just not bringing him back?

  48. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Cards letting him go.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins: 17 million reasons ($1 million buyout)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That makes sense

  49. The Hack says:
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    I hate these final decisions for my season, if i bench my arms Im guaranteed to lose one point, most likely two, but if I play them I can lose up to 5 points.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @The Hack: Have some confidence in your players, man!

      • The Hack says:
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        @VinWins: these arent my players. These are random MR’s. Ive seen leagues lost by people playing pitchers that they didnt even need the stats from.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In what league? Our RCL? There’s no decision to make, you won the league

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I can conceivably lose 7 points over the next two days…btw, nice vulture from seigrist…you bastage!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh stop making like you can lose the league…

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: It aint over til its over and I dont have that kind of swagger

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Guess we’ll see

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: I get this neurotic jew thing sometimes, must be all the woody allen movies I watched

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re the least believable Jew ever… Robert Redford can play a Jew better than you

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: you should see how I tip before you make any judgements

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA…Fair enough!

  50. Frankgrimes says:
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    3 steals from Peraza nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Aushizz 3 steals for the tie F!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought the Money Making Jam Boys were the Smuckers Bros

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Damn terrible non reply.

  51. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Haha, no just Black Thought and his boys. Next time you have 30 minutes listen to this mixtape. De La Soul related, them as First Serve mixed by two DJs. I guarantee you will love this.

    https://soundcloud.com/firstserve/first-serve-mix-tape-1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’ll listen tomorrow while writing…

  52. The Hack says:
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    In honor of closing day I made myself a nice plate of beef chorizo con papas. Im looking forward to the time off but to be honest Im not sure what Im going to do with my extra time. I know Im going to finally get the laptop fixed (can’t do that in season). Oh fuck it, this is boring, time to regulate

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… you should work on off-season content!

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: thats a good idea if Im going to get a freelancing gig

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, emphasis on free

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: Ive seen the big piles of crap on the net that are called fantasy writers and I know some of those guys and they get paid for the garbage they produce. To go on a little rant here, I usually hate the guys that write about all fantasy sports because they always seem to fall up short with baseball. They don’t treat it with the depth it deserves. With that said what fool would pay me money to write.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me!

              • The Hack says:
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                I thought I was just the security guard who got a login and password

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You can’t do both jobs?

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: as they say in Hollywood, we’ll do lunch!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Definitely!

  53. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Semien has hit 3 HRs off of Felix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And a huge Saturday

  54. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    It’s nice having games on all day for watching baseball, but for setting fantasy lineups, today is the best.

    • The Hack says:
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      @VinWins: I was thinking the same thing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  55. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Loaded up with questionable pitchers this weekend, but it’s been Lester, Sale, Maeda, and Hendricks killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, damn

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Not too serious. Just costing me points here and there. Not taking away a title.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  56. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Scherzer drove in 4 runs, but allowed 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  57. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hanley breaks up no hitter in 7th with a HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  58. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Just saw Buxton’s inside-the-park job on the first pitch. Did not look like it got far enough away from the fielder, but he made it easily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh did I miss another homer from him?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Yes.

  59. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Can’t believe they are using Osuna today.

  60. muskysmell says:
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    WooOOOooOOoooooOOoo I’ve officially won my Money Keeper League….special thanks to Grey and the rest of the Razzball Crew for helping me out this season….YAAAASSSSS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats!

  61. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i want to thank you for winning my 2nd straight Espn 12 team roto league. I have followed you for 2 years and you have delivered for me! THANK U!!! I cant wait till next year!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats!

  62. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Figured a Cubs’ RP might get a win today, grabbed Montgomery, Wood, Cahill, but never Grimm.

    • Grey

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      Wish I would’ve

  63. VinWins

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    Once again the last day proved to be a pretty good day for streaming. There were exceptions, but Chacin, Moore, Tomlin, Eickhoff, Manaea, Koch, and Clemens – along with Gausman and Sanchez being available to stream in some leagues- put up good numbers. Even Kennedy, Cessa, and Vogelsong gave some useful stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, I think it’s just so hard to wait until the last day because if someone else does you’re battling with people for the same starts

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: That is true. There were a couple leagues where I didn’t have much to choose from. But, in most leagues I could find 6 to 9 that I would use. Of course, on my teams with bad ratios I’d try just about anybody.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’ll go over more in the RCL post or mine tomorrow, but I’m fascinated to know more how that guy made 2600+ moves and got so many Ks

  64. The Hack says:
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    Look at you sneaking into second place on the last day and with magoo third we got a clean sweep. Take that outsiders! So last year it was you in first and me in second and this year its the other way around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope you’re back again next year so I can get my revenge… Good showing!

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I thought I was done with the RCL’s, it only seems right to come back and defend my title. Now I need to go send an email to my screen printer…Im getting an “I beat grey albright” shirt. Maybe a “Better than FML” hoodie too. I dont know, so many possibilities

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Check out that stache…Below me!”

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: sounds like a dude is blowing me

  65. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Thanks to your guidance I have months of trash talk to deliver to my league mates. After my championship game was close all week (+/- 1 point), I somehow dominated today and won 9-2 to cap off my most dominating H2H showing ever. I never fell from 1st place since mid-May when I beat the 1st place team to claim the top spot.

    Your best call for me was to reach for Rizzo in the 1st round and draft Betts in the 2nd round. Schoop as my last pick prevented my June swoon, and the pitching advice helped me when Salazar, Cole, Walker, and Rodon either gave me nothing or got hurt.

    Thanks Grey!

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