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There’s a dark side to the expansion of rosters that no one wants you to talk about.  Or people do talk about it, but they talk about it as written by the writers of The Honourable Woman so no one can understand it.  You laid a cable modem through the Gaza Strip?  But now the Palestinians can see which celebrities are on their side.  “We got Rihanna!  With a hashtag, baby!  If we could only buy her albums.  What does she sing?  S&M?  What’s that mean?  Whips and chains?  Oh, yeah, like torture?  Oh.  Regarding sex?  Hmm, we’d kill her for singing that.  What other songs does she have?  Umbrella?  It doesn’t rain here.  What else does she sing?  Only Girl in the World?  That is neither accurate nor encouraging.  Could she remix it to 72 girls in the world?”  This MLB roster expansion has a side to it that is that disturbing.  With teams expanding, they don’t need to DL players.  A week ago if Dustin Pedroia was forearm shivered as he was on Saturday, he would’ve hit the DL.  Now, well, he’s going to sit on the bench for at least a week.  Miguel Cabrera may have also hit the DL a month ago, so he could rest his ankle.  Now, the Tigers said he could sit for 4 to 5 days.  It’s not great news, though with how he’s hitting, in some leagues it might pay to just bench him and grab a hot bat.  As for Pedroia, I’d drop him in most mixed leagues.  He could be out for a week or longer, and, brucely, he hasn’t done much this year when he has been playing.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Edward Mujica – Six days ago, the Boston media said Koji Uehara should be shut down.  Five days ago, John Farrell said Uehara won’t be shut down in September.  This weekend, Farrell said Uehara would have his load lightened.  Hey, it’s a manager’s prerogative to change his mind.  In this case, it’s prolly his prerogative to just go with what the Boston media is saying, so they don’t call for his head this offseason.  Tomato-tomato said with a different emphasis.  I own Mujica in one league, and I’d do the same if you were desperate.

Clay Buchholz – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 5.40.  Buchholz claimed to have no idea that Tropicana Field was a non-retractable dome.  The threat of melanoma is real.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, and has two homers and three steals in the last eight games while hitting near-.300 in the last week.  Bit of a hot schmotato, which is aided by his shortstop eligibility in Yahoo.

Alex Cobb – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.98.  I’m not the type to go back to the comments in July that were calling for my head, angry that Cobb had a 4+ ERA.  Plus, it’s Labor Day weekend.  Me searching comments is not what they meant by labor.  The holiday’s name comes from when Betsy Ross simulated baby labor and Benjamin Franklin pulled the first American flag out of her vagina.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 7 Ks vs. the Red Sux.  At this point, I’d stream whoever (whomever? I have no idea.) against the Red Sox when they’re on the road.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 3.44.  Shizz went pear-shaped there for a while with Quintana and don’t really love him since the White Sox threw in the towel this weekend.  Though, I find it hilarious that their best pieces to move were Dunn and De Aza.  You rich with options, White Sox, you will definitely be winning over Chicago fans while the Cubs trot out those — pfft! — rookies.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting near-.450 in the last week with two steals.  Since I told you to pick him up every day last week, why change things up?

Carlos Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .283 and playing every day 2nd base for the White Sox.  Doesn’t have much power, or speed, or on-base skills, but he is playing.  Take that, Cubs rookies!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA all the way up to 2.11.  Two parts of me are fighting.  One part of me doesn’t draft starters high.  Other part of me really wants Sale.  This could be related to being half-Jewish.

Adam Dunn – White Sox traded Big Donkey to the A’s for Nolan Sanburn.  All brays to the A’s!  The A’s will probably use him in a rotation at DH.  BREAKING! Variety reports in the sequel to Moneyball, Platoonball, Will Ferrell has signed on to play Dunn and plans to pack on 100 pounds for the role.  The man-child, OBP machine comes on for one last run at glory, and ends up loosening up special assistant to the GM, Jonah Hill, showing him how to live for the moment.

Coco Crisp – Will miss a few days due to his neck.  Worst player ever for weekly leagues!

Scott Kazmir  – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  After the last game when he was also rocked, I said t-minus four days until a DL stint.  I think now we’re at negative 17 hours until his DL stint.  If I were the A’s, I’d backdate his DL, and ask for a do over.

Matt Shoemaker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.14.  Hey, that’s my pi!  Their ownership numbers tell a different story, but I’d prefer Shoemaker to Kazmir.  Okay, I’d prefer just about anyone to Kazmir.

Chris Iannetta – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  The Sciosciapath hates catchers who hit, so this could get dicey, and, The Sciosciapath seems to have a natural inclination to bench Italian catchers.  By the by, ever notice how there’s so many Italian catchers?  I think it’s because they like to talk with their hands.

Mike Carp – Designated for assignment.  His best bet for catching on with another team is changing his last name to a different fish.

Derek Holland – Was activated from the DL, and will start on Tuesday.  He’s not recommended in any mixed leagues, i.e., keep your hands and tulips away from Holland.

George Springer – Still can’t run and now the updates have become the variety of “hoping to return by the end of the year.”  Astros will likely shut him down since all they’re playing for is Texas bragging rights.  Speaking of which, George Bush Jr.’s H2H team lost a hard-fought battle to his dad’s.  “Wait until my keepers come up.  All in for 2016!”  That’s Jeb texting.  Then Junior texts back an expletive only to realize it was a group text.

Scott Feldman – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the RAAAngers.  This was a career highlight for Feldman, up there with doing coke with a 13-year-old Drew Barrymore.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 3.03.  He and McHugh could have a 2.50 ERA going into next year and they still won’t be drafted anywhere near where they should.

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Yup, it was Sunday.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-5, 1 RBI with all singles.  Somebody’s trying to go to the strip club!  Too bad on the height requirements.

Chris Heisey – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and hit his 6th and 7th homers.  Chris Heisey does not get the Gas Face.  P.W. Botha does.

Johnny Cueto – 8 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.26.  Good to see him put the brakes on being bad in the month of August.  Hopefully he can finish strong in the final month, if for no other reason than so people draft him really high next year.  Grey Albright’s epitaph:  Always able to look at the bright side of schadenfreude.

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.91.  It must’ve only been two starts since his last mollywhopping.  That means we’re due for him to get rocked in his next start.  Fun times.

Josh Harrison – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .310 on the year.  Quietly having a Daniel Murphy-type year, which is already a quietly productive season, so Harrison’s like a whispering librarian over here.

Jonathan Broxton – Reds traded him to the Brewers, so he could back up K-Rod.  With the junk in Broxton’s trunk, not the first time he’s heard ‘back that thang up.’

Carlos Gomez – Left yesterday’s game with a sore wrist.  He’s day-to-day, or Day II Day, if writing an R&B song.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Kyle Lohse (5 2/3 IP, 7 ER).  Brewers have to feel real good about their chances in a short series with their pitching, and by ‘real good’ I mean can their bullpen start in the 5th inning?

Santiago Casilla – Bochy announced that they would go with a closer committee of Casilla and Sergio Romo.  They actually announced this already, but Bochy’s head is so big, sometimes the left side doesn’t know what the right side is doing.  “Let’s go grab dinner!”  “Um, right side, we’re eating.”  Personally, I hope Bochy keeps saying it’s a committee with Casilla and Romo, but keeps using Casilla.

Jake Peavy – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 8 Ks.  I streamed Peavy here, and as mentioned the last time Peavy pitched, he has some great matchups in September after his next start in Detroit.  I’m still debating holding Peavy for a week, but will probably need a bat or an arm prior.  Somewhere, Mark Prior just sighed.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Also in this game, Angel Pagan (2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) with his 14th steal.  The Laurel & Hardy slam & legs!

Hunter Pence – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Marvel’s newest superhero, Gangly Manbird.  Watch him kill flies while he runs, see him get swept up in a strong breeze, hear him squawk.  Gangly Manbird!

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks at home vs. the Rockies.  The Rockies on the road are the new blech.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th steal.  That’s his 4th steal in the last eight games, and is batting around .300 in the last week.  Yup, picking up where he left off last week.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .244.  Miserable year for Hill, and this will probably be the last year he’s owned all year in most mixed leagues, aside from hot streaks.  Join Carlos Quentin on waivers, buckoo!

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  Almost missed the game due to being held up by Arizona authorities who thought he was a Brownman.

Domonic Brown – 4-for-5, and his 8th homer.  There’s still time, Tehol!

Ryan Howard – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .227.  Get off Marla Gibbs’s lawn!

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, and his 40th steal, and 27 steals on the Nats, giving him 67 steals on the year.  “I’m busy, yo.”  That’s Ben Revere after watching a Breaking Bad marathon with whom he believed was Denard Span, but it was really a mirror.

A.J. Burnett – 6 IP, 5 ER.  And has decided again to retire after this season, after deciding to not retire after his last start, after deciding to retire his retiring after the previous start.

Dillon Gee – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Gee’s dot dot Ks.  Un dot dot dot expected.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t mind his next start in Cincy, but Arrieta’s last start there is still making it hard for me to sit, so you do what you do, I’ll do what I do and maybe we’ll reconvene later.

Wilmer Flores – 3-for-4 and his 1st steal, and has been playing every day.  I’m a fan for deeper leagues, since he’s always been a bat-first prospect.  In 55 Triple-A games this year, 13 homers, hitting .323, and essentially the same the year before.  Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Mets give him the entire last month to show what he can do (they should’ve gave him the whole year, but baby steps with the Mets).

Joaquin Benoit – Sidelined again with shoulder discomfort.  When a pitcher suffers a setback with his shoulder, it usually means he’s going to get shutdown for the year.  It sounds like Kevin Quackenbush could be the closer for at least a week, maybe longer.  And Kevin Quackenbush sounds like Ducks on the Pond, which is Major League Baseball’s attempt to reach a younger demographic.  “Who broke the sound barrier?”  “Is that something Beyonce did?”  “No, Chuck Yeager in 1947!”  I look forward to MLB’s trivia about Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Padres.   This was his final minor league rehab game before being activated.

Adrian Gonzalez – 4-for-5, 1 run with four singles.  Slap yo’ pitch up!

Matt Holliday – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, and two homers on Saturday.  Cool with me if he wants to clown people next year into thinking his season was good when all he’s had is one good week.

Kolten Wong – Hit his 10th homer, before being removed due to a head injury.  He’ll be put through the full spectrum of concussion tests by St. Louis’s doctors.  He passed initial ones yesterday.  The first question:  safer to piss off Ferguson Jenkins or Ferguson, Missouri?

Jhonny Peralta – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Jhonny gave me a name, and then walked away!  Now I’m a grown man with a hot schmotato of my own!  C’mon, that’s Everclear!  What, no 90’s rock for you?  That’s too bad.

Luis Valbuena – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Wanna see a grown man with a well-groomed mustache cry?  Tell me I should’ve drafted Valbuena instead of Ryan Zimmerman.

Arismendy Alcantara – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, to go with 7 steals in 48 games.  Yeah, I’m gonna have four Cubs next year and have a team batting average of .189.  What’s it to you?

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He only pitched well because it was against Alex Wood (8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks) and the Braves refuse to score for him.  Wouldn’t surprise me if we later learn Fredi gave orders to not hit when Wood’s on the mound to toughen him up.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  I think it was a rerun, but have you seen the episode of Storage Wars where Yuuuuuuuup Dave finds Gattis in a storage locker?

Bryce Harper – 3-for-4 and two solo homers (9, 10).  I’d be impressed if he can pull his shizz together in September to the point where he’s back in the 2nd round discussion next year.  Wouldn’t be impossible.  Probably a ten-homer month would get him there.

Dustin Ackley – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  On our 30-day Player Rater, he’s the top ranked 2nd baseman.  Fo’realies.  Not all that close.  Ackley is the 6th most valuable hitter in the last 30 days.  That’s for all positions.

Drew Hutchison – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 Hit), 9 Ks.  Ah, the joys of rookie pitchers.  Flashes of brilliance, flashes of bukkake.  Hutchison gets the Red Sux next, but the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love it.  I could see it going either way, depending on how much risk you can take on.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  In this game, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista also went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, Edwin’s 28th, and Bautista’s 29th.  In related news, Dwayne Murphy clanged his pimp cup for a refill.

John Mayberry – Blue Jays acquired him to platoon, trading away Gustavo Pierre.  Tough for Toronto to lose their one French player, but c’est la vie.

Danny Duffy – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.42.  I keep waiting for him to do a major foofke, but so far his shorts have been clean.  By the by, Cougs calls her farts foofkes.  What?  TMI?

T.J. House – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.92.  House is so unconventional, out there on the mound with a cane, using nothing but his wits and whatever information he can gleam from Willie Mays Hayes.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Didn’t start yesterday due to his ankle.  His fluoroscope showed no damage, but he indeed has not been flossing as he should.  He then received a lecture from the dental assistant, a free toothbrush and floss.  He should start on Tuesday in the Yanks next game.

Masahiro Tanaka – Will throw again from a mound on Thursday.  The Yanks are still saying there’s time for him to return.  Riiiiiiight.  Yes, seven I’s.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  His ERA has jumped on the Yankees from 1.90 to 2.80 in two starts.  Must be the type of musk he’s wearing cause the Regression Fairies can’t stay away from him.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer, and a single short of the cycle.  Must be saving them for another game, McDonald’s would say he knows his eco-nom-nom-nom-ics.  Would’ve loved to be in the meeting when the advertising execs explained nom-nom-nom to McDonald’s.  “Okay, we’re not ready to sign-off on the Happy Emoji Meal, but we’ll try that nom-nom thing.”

Danny Santana – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .313.  When I get a Danny Santana homer, I get a good feeling like Flo Rida, not the state, the rapper.  If you’re having Siri read you this, that was prolly a confusing sentence.  Sorry, Siri, you proper lady of pronunciation.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  Immediately after seeing Plouffe hit his 2nd homer in the last three games, I went to pick him up.  Of course, he was already taken.  I’d go look for him in your league; he goes on crazy streaks, which could be unfortunate since Plouffe is an onomatopoeia for the sound poop makes when it hits the toilet water.

Jordan Schafer – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 11th steal in, like, three games.  SAGNOF!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 35th homer.  So, the key to keeping him healthy is apparently a one-year contract.

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer.  If he gets to 17 homers in the final month that will prove I’m the world’s stupidest time traveler, since I only bring back random bits of inane information from the future.

Caleb Joseph – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Love to be a fly on the wall when the Amish horse and buggy, Ezequiel Carrera, comes to bat while Father Caleb Joseph is catching.  “You will be stricken out or convert!”  “The power of Ezequiel compels you!”

Steve Pearce – MRI on his abdomen showed no tear.  An MRI on Rod Stewart’s abdomen showed 5 gallons of men’s “tears.”

Kelly Johnson – Red Sox traded him to the O’s for Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus.  Red Sox should also trade for Jose Molina, B.J. Upton, Jeremy Giambi, Dom DiMaggio and have Don Swayze manage the team.  Johnson should play 3rd for the O’s with the loss of Machado, but unless he’s hitting, he’s not worth picking up in most mixed leagues.

Alejandro De Aza – White Sox traded him to the O’s.  He’ll slide into an outfield platoon like he was in Chicago, only instead of losing time to Eaton, he’ll lose food to Delmon eating.

  1. SMLV1 says:
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    Big Week….BENCH 2 –

    (5) Moss @Home facing C. Young
    (44) Baez @Home facing J. Nelson
    (88) Myers @Home facing R. De La Rosa
    (143) Duda @MIA facing H. Alvarez
    (222) J.D. Martinez @CLE facing Kluber

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Moss, Myers…

  2. SMLV1 says:
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    Position is not a factor. Do you like any of these guys over Moss, Duda, J.D. Martinez, Baez or Myers?

    Dickerson (Just hit waivers), Soler, Vargas, Betts, LaRoche, Morse, Hill, Gyorko or Alcantara?

    I have to Drop one for a Catch this week. Im guessing Moss for D’Arnaud. So, Drop Duda, Martinez, Baez or Myers for any of the players listed above?

    12 Team Standard redraft league.

    • Cram It says:
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      @SMLV1: I’d lose any of those guys for Dickerson and Soler

    • Cram It says:
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      @SMLV1: And Vargas actually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Lose Moss for Dickerson or Soler

  3. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your updates.

    With Rizzo’s injury, looking for CI back up (Got Abreu for 1B), pick two candidates for ROS.?Duda , Sandoval , Howard , Vargas, Seager

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Duda, Sandoval

  4. KillerB says:
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    @grey — do you like a $6 eaton (in dynasty) over any of the following: $1 betts, $1 Arcia, $1 jd Martinez, $15 Alex rios, $1 Ackley , $1 Wong and $1 singleton? All players can be kept at these prices going into next year. salaries aren’t an issue ROS (but obviously factor for next year).

    Please and thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KillerB: Not particularly

  5. The Animal says:
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    Lost Rosario and is looking for a C…
    Who of the lesser owned catchers would you recommend?
    Iannetta? D’Arnaud? Some one else?
    Thanks brah!

    • The Animal says:
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      @The Animal:
      Oh yeah, it’s h2h standard espn 5cat.

  6. tony says:
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    play off H2H cashner or ventura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tony: Cashner

  7. On a warm and rainy Sunday evening in Ireland, I clinched my first division title in my H2H league since 2006. I will have a bye into the final four and play the winner of the game between the 2nd and 3rd place teams, next week!! WOO HOO!! I also pocket a cool $145 for winning the division!!

    I have a 7.5 point lead in my Fox roto league, lets win that one as well!! WOO HOO x 2

    With this being the first season using Razzball full-time, I would like to thank Grey, Mike and all the regulars on the board for all the help, advice and pure fun and laughter..

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Well done, MP!! Well motherfucking done!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Cram It says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Damn dude, for a guy who’s been splashing advice all over here like it was his job, your credentials suck! Congrats though.

      • @Cram It: Dude, I’ll admit not such a great record in H2H, which is much more of a crap shoot then roto…I have only won 2 championships, 3 trips to the finals in 13 years going into 2014…

        I have won 17 championships in roto since 1993…

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey, 2 wins and I finally get my 3rd ever H2H championship…won in 03 & 09 lost in 06…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very nice, MP

  8. Ulysses says:
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    Playoffs just started for me so the first round is this week. Drop archer for either Carrasco or Paxton for their two start weeks?

    H2h category league

  9. Ulysses says:
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    Also, in another league do I drop cashner for either minor Carrasco or Paxton? I’m leaning no except for maybe minor. Playoffs don’t start til next week in this h2h category league.

  10. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    My pitching staff is pasted below–thoughts on what I could change before our leagues playoffs? We score IP, W, QS, SV, HLD in addition to the rest so that’s why I carry lots of pitchers

    Some moves I’m eyeing:
    -Benoit or Cishek for Mejia?
    -Boxberger or Herrera for Shaw, Vincent Rzpenski, Carpenter, Watson, or familia?
    -anyone droppable for Smyly, Odorizzi, Petit, Peavy or Carrasco?

    SP: Ryu, Kulber, Bumgarner, Fiers, Sale, Archer, Zimmermann
    RP: Papelbon, Cishek, Perkins, Benoit, Herrera, Boxberger

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Grey: I have Benoit and Cishek… Asking if one of them (likely Benoit) droppable for mejia.

        So think minor has turned it around over Smyly? Cool.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Benoit for Mejia… Yes, Minor…

          • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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            @Grey: thanks! Quack, Casilla, Flaherty also out there–any of them for Cishek? He’s struggled lately and can’t remember last save he got…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can try Quack if you like… Really a toss up…

  11. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, who do you like for saves this week…
    Mejia 3@Mia, 3@Cin
    Quackenbush 4Ariz, 3@Col
    O’Flaherty 3Sea, 3Hou
    Thanks.

  12. Kerry K says:
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    Can you help me with a ‘Who should I drop/add’ question? I’m in the championship this week and will only need whoever is going to have the best week.

    Who should I Drop: Trumbo, Arcia, Moss

    For: Alcanterra, Abraham Almonte, Roughneck Odor

  13. really tight race says:
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    kipnis
    Gyorko
    Puig
    Pagan
    stubbs @ home
    alcanterra
    D Santana

    kipnis
    gardner
    Pagan
    stubbs @ home
    alcanterra
    D Santana

    I Need Hr R Sb all are very tight with the guy just ahead of me who in
    first –so one point becomes a two point swing.

    Which two sit in a 5×5 this coming week
    If you dont mind id like to know why you sit the two.

    • really tight race says:
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      typo forget the second list of names

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great read, man! So many questions!!

    1. Start Eaton and sit whom of the following two players.

    a. Gomez?
    b. Miggy?

    2. Start three of the following four.

    a. Liriano @ CHC (Travis Wood) [$15.4 to Wood's 0.4]
    b. Odorizzi at home versus TOR (Buehrle) [$10.1 to Buehrle's -0.1]
    c. Samardzija at home versus HOU (Oberholtzer) [$21.7 to Oberholtzer's -6.9]
    d. ‘Kuma @TEX (Nick Martinez) [$11.2 to Martinez's -16.1]

    3. Start one of the following two for this week.

    a. Bumgarner @ DET (David Price) [$6.0 to Price's 21.9]
    b. Santana at home versus PHI (David Buchanan) [$15.8 to Buchanan's -5.2]

    Am leaning towards 1. b; 2. a, c, d. and 3. b.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: 1. Ugh… Miggy…. 2. Go with SON 3. Ervin

  15. John E Depth says:
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    Funny write up I don’t get the Prior referenece…

    Catcher question:Would anyone own Mesoraco AND Ramos in a 1 catcher H2H keeper league?. Ramos is available on the wire and Mesoraco is benched on average twice a week for the immortal Brayan Pena. Figured I could alternate em’…

    • John E Depth says:
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      meant to say “, but I don’t get the Mark Prior reference..”

  16. Corey says:
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    I feel like Grey and I are always watching the same TV shows at the same time. We’re like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle: alone in our apartments, raining outside, wishing there was someone out there with the same taste to curl up and watch Netflix with. Except Grey’s married and I’m not actually sure if that’s the plot of Sleepless In Seattle.

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: I’m 5 episodes in and all I know is everybody is non-plussed by this child being kidnapped. It is spoken about with the urgency of picking the takeout restaurant.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is effin hilarious, because it’s true…

  17. Tony says:
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    h2h fantasy points league, in the finals…. would you throw:

    Greinke 1 start vs. ARI

    or

    Carlos Carassco vs DET and vs CHW

    It’s the old better SP with only one start vs a less reliable, yet kinda hot SP with a two start week, i will say the indians need wins and should be fired up, RALLY STACHES!

    What do you guys/grey/think?

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony: anyone? its weekly line ups…. gotta choose

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Tony: tough one! I’d probably go with Greinke…

        • RicoSuave says:
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          @RicoSuave: But, SON likes Carrasco with his 2-starts a little better than Greinke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: Carrasco

  18. joe says:
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    ha! loved the blackmon blurb

    has minor turned a corner? safe to pickup? drop fiers for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Thanks! I’d grab Minor

  19. Playoffs?! says:
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    First round of the playoffs and I have a pitching dilemma…Currently starting I am starting Strasburg, Greinke, Hamels, Latos, Hughes, K-Rod, and Britton. My last pitching spot is between Arrieta, Roark, or Mejia. I could also start either Firster or Kennedy. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Playoffs?!: No idea of matchups… Arrieta

  20. Hodgepadre says:
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    Which of these would you drop in a deep keeper league? We count OPS and allow daily roster moves.

    Jason Hammel
    Travis Snider
    Stephen Vogt

      • Hodgepadre says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Phil of the Future says:
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    Grey!
    Working on a holiday? What a mensch.
    So I got screwed again. Still miraculously a game out of first with one regular season week to go. Must win, obviously.

    2 Hitter Questions:

    1.
    BENCH 1 of the following
    Moobs
    Hurry K’d
    Vargas
    Soler (see below)
    Bruce(tempted to bench, but hittertron likes his week and not sure about Soler’s injuries)

    2.
    Should I start Chris Owings or Dilson Herrera at MI? Not sure if Owings is back I believe he is.

    Pitchers: Which 2 would you START? (2 start weeks not a huge concern, already have start advantage)
    Paxton @OAK, @TEX
    Odorizzi VS. TOR
    Hughes @BAL, vs. LAA
    Gausman v. MIN, @TB

    Thanks again, Grey. You’re the man.

    P.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Phil!!! Matchups, man! Matchups! That’s what Grey would say. So…..

      Paxton @OAK (Gray), @TEX (Derek “Dutch” Holland) [$1.1, -4.5]
      Odorizzi VS. TOR (Buehrle) [9.3]
      Hughes @BAL (Gausman) vs. LAA (Shoemaker) [6.4, 9.4]
      Gausman VS. MIN (Hughes), @TB (Smyly) [8.0, 1.1]

      Can’t start Hughes as good as he’s been against LAA AND @ BAL. Gausman @ TB and Smyly will be a loss for Gausman. Up to you, but I would start Paxton for his two and Odorizzi for his 1. SON scores are in square brackets. Judging by SON alone, you get Odorizzi and Hughes, SON does not like either of Paxton’s starts. Baseball cube does not like Paxton either and would easily take a 1-start Zimmermann over a 2-start Paxton. Now is the time to drop all man crushes.

      Sorry to JeF and all his supporters! Doctor Phil will get a room anon!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Sry, meant to write Dr Phil AND I will get a room anon!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Thanks, Ante!! Reason I was tempted to go Gausman and Hughes was to get that 1 win when they faced each other. But that was it.
          Would you start Soler this week? Is he gonna play?

          Thanks again, man. Hope you’re leagues are goin well

      • Cram It says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Ante, matchups man! Matchups! That’s what you should be telling yourself to your question above.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G.
        1. So confirming we are benching Moobs?
        2. I need to start EITHER Herrera or Owings. Must pick one(i have herrera in at the moment)
        3. Starting Pax and Gaus.

        Thanks again. Enjoy your labor day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Phil of the Future: 1. I don’t know matchups, without knowing matchups yes…. 2. Owings

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Yeah I took a look at that and it doesn’t help Moobs’s case. He gets one lefty, and some decent righties, though not great ones. Still not enough to sway me. Vargas looks like he has a good week against a couple soft lefties, and Bruce is a hittertron favorite this week for some reason. And Soler is starting today and too sexy to bench. So there we are. Thanks again, talk in the AM!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  22. CharlesInCharge says:
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    Plouffe or J Turner?
    H2H 8×8 Playoffs. Thanks

  23. really tight race says:
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    espn H2H for the week

    which one for SS

    J Ramirez- Baez (ugh those K’s)- Z.Cozart -Alcanterra

  24. Matt says:
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    In how many days do you see Pearce and CarGomez coming back, 2-3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: 3 and 1

  25. really tight race says:
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    5×5 need W K whip in that order

    is romo/ castilla really gonna split time?then i might add a FOURTH starter from these.
    RIGHT NOW I AM LEANING TOWARD BENCHING 3 FOR THE WEEK
    pineda
    duffy
    nelson
    wada
    AND THE TWO START NON K
    young
    hudson

    SO WHICH 3 TO START AND SHOULD I START A 4TH STARTED THIS WEEK IF YOU SEE IT WORTH DROPING casilla
    you da man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @really tight race: Pineda, Duffy, Wada…No idea of matchups… I went over Casilla in the post

  26. goodfold2 says:
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    thank gods that harrison is on my team and murphy is on my last week opp’s team then. o’flaherty or sanchez. i forgot my opp last week went sagnof crazier than i usually do and still has quackenbush (i did exactly a week ago, along with gregerson, who opp last week also grabbed and dropped, since he is a doolittle owner). as far as springer’s this year value:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-JtieoNKF4

  27. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, will you start Ross vs ARI (Cahill) today?

    The result Ross faced Ari last time this year was not good … (ERA3.32 19IP 7ER AVG .280..)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I’d start him

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Wilson: Most D-backs from early season games aren’t even on the roster/team anymore

  28. Scott says:
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    Starting H2H playoff, I have a bye this week and trying to set my lineup for following week. Deep pitching league. Would you drop either Gio or Niese for any of these guys: Koehler, Salazar, Buchholtz, Nuno, Santiago, Collmenter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Prolly not, don’t know matchups

    • Scott says:
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      Neise drop for Stroman??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

  29. Basement Artie says:
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    Saw the storage wars episode. The next locker they found Barry drinking hot Brandy!

  30. Jay says:
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    Is Schafer the sagnof guy I want right now? Or is there a better option? Inciarte revere rajai dyson Cain sugar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: For straight steals, Schafer

  31. JustanUncle says:
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    drop Crawford for Ackley? Need some offensive help in a 12 man H2H league.

  32. SallyCips says:
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    I feel like a broken record this week:

    Casiila, Qualls, O’Flaherty, Quakentwointhebush.

    Pick 2 ROS.

    Also Caleb Joseph single handedly beat me this week. Wtf???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: O’Flaherty, Quack… WTF, indeed

  33. Lville Jim says:
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    When did that Rod Stewart story start? Could swear I remember hearing it as a 12 or 13 year-old back in 77 or 78.

    • de nachos says:
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      @Lville Jim: a few years before the Jerry Penacoli gerbil story started in the Philly area.

      • 6 Fingers Johnson says:
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        @Grey: And it has been debunked as urban legend, about 10 years ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At least that long ago

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @6 Fingers Johnson: pretty ugly that that is urban legend if you were rod stewart. unless he actually revels in being man whore, in which case i’m sure he’s quite proud of it.

  34. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hey Grey

    Who will be the most useful pitcher ROS in standard 5×5 category h2h league? Desperate managers are starting to drop some decent pitchers!

    Arrieta, Kazmir, Minor, Tillman, Stroman, Carrasco, Petit

  35. 2B better says:
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    Swap kipnis for Ackley?

  36. Lville Jim says:
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    I dumped Miggy and Petey in one league yesterday. Comfortably in first, plus Miggy’s ankle is supposed to be cranky the rest of the season. Can find the production he was giving lately off the waiver wire anyway.

  37. Eddie says:
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    Keepers for next year. What are your thoughts in order? I can only keep 2 :(

    Jose Abreu – 9th round (obviously)
    Jose Fernandez – 14th round
    Polanco – probably around the 17th round
    Rizzo – 10th round
    Rendon – 19th round

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Eddie: rizzo abreu

    • Rizzo’s out again. I guess @Eddie: Yup. Rizzo and Abreu, assuming you can use two 1B.

      If not, then I think you’d have to go Abreu and Rendon.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Enrique: Yes, agree very much with Enrique. Rendon at 19 is a HIUGE steal. He will again have 2b / 3b eligibility and an even bigger rake next year.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: Abreu, Rizzo

  38. slew says:
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    It’s turning into quite the summer slam in RCL#1! Can we get some odds ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slew: Crazy, right? I need runs! (And ERA, WHIP, HRs, RBIs, AVG, Wins)

  39. A-Aron says:
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    Pick two:

    Cobb vs Bal (21.8)
    Zimmerman @ Lad (15.4)
    Fiers vs Stl (11.6)

    Thanks for all you do guys !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A-Aron: Cobb, Zimmermann

  40. The Big Yabu says:
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    Is it safe to start Rizzo this week? Or should I move Bautista to 1B and start Torii instead?

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @The Big Yabu: BTW, Rotowire is reporting that Rizzo is out of the lineup again today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Big Yabu: Not safe to start Rizzo, start Torii

  41. los locos says:
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    Who do you like better for 2015 Keeper?

    Gausman
    Paxton]
    Shoemaker
    Odorizzi
    Smyl
    McHugh

    Already have Kershaw and strausburg, need one more

  42. JP says:
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    @Grey which two do you like best going forward? Currently have a combos of the below on three diff yahoo h2h leagues .. tx as always
    Putnam
    Mujica
    Quackenbush
    Neshek

    • gareth says:
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      @JP: quack, mujica.

      Mujica and Putnam are interchangeable depending on the closer situation. Cyclops with a monacle required.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Quack, Mujica

  43. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5 roto

    Pick one:
    Fiers vs StL (SON 11.6)
    Shoemaker @ Twins (8.0)
    McCarthy vs KC (7.8)

    Thanks dude.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @L-Boogie: Shoemaker

  44. Wake Up says:
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    I’m using that origin of Labor Day all day arrey day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: It’s from Wikipedia

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: it is now…

  45. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Have you ever lost by .5 in the week you couldve clinched a playoff spot..No? Well I did this week :(
    Cobb, Wood, Fiers, Cueto, Iwakuma, Fister and Roark all bombed for me this last week, they all had thrown a game by Friday and the freakn total points I had from them was 50..im not even gonna list the shitty staff (literally) my opponent threw out there smh…anyways I forgot which 4 of the above had a second start but they pitched well and I had over a 100 points on Sunday and lost the fuckn week 318.5 to 318 smh to a crappy team….now 3 people are tied with the same record and its our last week before playoffs! I have to bank on somebody beating somebody and me winning to get in….sorry for the rant…my bitch is tired of hearing it and my kids just look at me like HUH? BTW my softball team is called Slap yo pitch up! Haha

    • @my sisters friend boyfriend: Dude, In 2002, I lost a semi final playoff game 387.67-378…

      I sat a slumping Andruw Jones for Jay Payton (Rockies), Jones homered twice on Monday and Payton got hurt on Monday and was out all week..

      Despite all that, I lead going to the Sunday night game, when Troy Glaus hit 3 homers to beat me by less than a point.

      I would go onto win the championship the very next year, so there is hope for you.

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: damn 2002!! What year did they start fantasy baseball?

        • Wait till next year! says:
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          I’ve been at it since 1985 ant the book rotisserie baseball debuted a year maybe two earlier. Neat story

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: who was the leading scorers back then? And who were the aces?

        • @my sisters friend boyfriend: I started playing roto baseball in 1993 and then my first H2H was in 2001..

          I don’t have the best of memories and I use to have all the printouts from all my top 3 finishes with standings and players but I left them behind when i left America for Ireland in 2011..

          I do remember 1995, it was my first ever fantasy baseball championship..

          We had an auction draft and the first 2 guys I drafted where Greg Maddux & Barry Bonds.

          I also had Tony Gwynn, Randy Johnson, Mike Pizza, Fred McGriff, Tom Glavine, Dante Bichette, Quilivio Veras, Mark Grace, Brett Butler, and a few other star players of the day…

        • @my sisters friend boyfriend:
          Here are the league leaders from 1995:

          Statistical leaders
          American League National League
          Type Name Stat Name Stat
          AVG Edgar Martínez SEA .356 Tony Gwynn SDP .368
          HR Albert Belle CLE 50 Dante Bichette COL 40
          Mo Vaughn BOS 126 Dante Bichette COL 128
          Wins Mike Mussina BAL 19 Greg Maddux ATL 19
          ERA Randy Johnson SEA 2.48 Greg Maddux ATL 1.63
          SO Randy Johnson SEA 294 Hideo Nomo LAD 236
          SV José Mesa CLE 46 Randy Myers CHC 38
          SB Kenny Lofton CLE 54 Quilvio Veras FLA 56

  46. OT says:
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    Injury time:

    so if I sit Pedroia, I have to start Miggy, which leaves:

    start Rizzo or Vogt

    start 3 of: Gomez, Ellsbury, Soler, Beltran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OT: Rizzo…. Not Beltran

  47. Max says:
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    Yadi or Yan ROS?

    • gareth says:
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      @Max: Yan cam cook. It looks like yadi avoided meals while on the DL.

      YAN.

      Do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Gomes

  48. can't fight fate says:
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    Any of the potential September call ups worth picking up? T Walker maybe? Can Lindor swing a bat or is it all about defense?

  49. Who are the best two save candidates ROS between Casilla, O’Flaherty, and Quackenbush?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Enrique: Casilla and Quack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Toss up… I’d prolly go O’Flaherty, Quack

  50. Wake Up says:
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    Avisail or Ackley ROS only?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Al says:
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    Love it every time you write a Pence blurb…

    6×6 league with QS. What’s the word on Jimmy Nelson vs Matt Garza? I’m thinking Jimmy is headed for the bullpen after today’s start. We have 9 pitcher slots on our starting roster. If Nelson goes twice, I’d have 10 starts vs his 12…but I’m thinking of just sticking two closers in and biting the bullet with 8 starts versus my opponents 12, probably throwing QS,K, and maybe even W but assuring myself saves(he’ll only have one closer going) and hopefully ERA/WHIP. Only other option is sticking McHugh in for one start vs LAA, then I’d have 9 starts against his 12, and both of us 1 closer. Thoughts? Suggestions? Hand gestures?

    • Al says:
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      My closers are Britton, Allen, and Holland, FWIW…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al: Thanks! Nelson is bullpen bound… I’d go McHugh, don’t trust Nelson at all…

  52. gareth says:
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    Happy Labour day everyone!

    Its the Start of a very long homestand for me today at Progressive field. A nice pitching matchup to kick things off though – Price V Kluber. Glowstick man then faces Chris Sale later on in the week. Ouch.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @gareth: Holy Meow!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Would it be fair to say that Gareth’s favorite 80’s hottie would be Tawny Kitaen?

        • gareth says:
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          @Sky: Lpved her in bachelor party.

          E artha Kitt was also fine in her heyday. AND she played Catwoman. DOUBLE SCORE!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            haha

          • Kid A says:
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            @gareth:

            Looks like a total bitch to type on a smartphone with paws.

  53. Wake Up says:
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    I picked up Forsythe before the games today but dropped him before they started in solidarity with Peddy…couldn’t have happened to a ni-…could have happened to anyone…

  54. moose knuckle says:
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    Championship week and need help. H2h points league. Have crisp and miggy at dh, have solarte, rios and granderson on bench. Which two should I start out of those 5. Also, which 4 pitchers out of fister (vs. Kershaw), arietta, keuchel, gausman (2 starts), green (2starts), Robertson and britton. Thinking about benching fister and keuchel. What do you think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @moose knuckle: Rios, Solarte… Bench Fister, Green, don’t know matchups

  55. Colonel Angus says:
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    Grey- HELP!!! Ok, so I lost Pedroia and picked up Alcantara to take his place. I’m in a 12×12 category league in the first round of the playoffs against the top team. I’m stressing about Zach Walters. It seems he’s only serviceable against LH on the road. This week he has all home games and only gets 3 LH (2 of which are Price and Sale). I can’t afford another week like he had last week. Would you replace him with Wilmer Flores, Rougned Odor or Jordy Mercer, or would you honestly risk keeping him for another week?

    • Colonel Angus says:
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      @Colonel Angus: Jed Lowrie and Jean Segura are available too….

  56. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Sky: Very Nice! Thanks! I called about the dentures…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Wake Up: no wondering you have a scrunch face smirk instead of a full, toothy smile. Glad to help!

    • Kid A says:
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      @Sky:

      Thanks for circling the rumble strips. Show off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: You have to get a crown!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Sky: but wouldn’t where you live be possibly closer to Twin Peaks?

  57. gareth says:
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    What are you guys thoughts on the leaked celebrity nude pics yesterday?

    Theres a baseball connection as Kate Upton amd justin verlander were involved in the leak.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      My thoughts are simple: BOOBS

      • gareth says:
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        @Sky: my Math skills begin and end with typing BOOBIES on the calculator.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          2 (boobs) + 2 (hands) = 4 (real fun)

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Sky: Kung Fu Panda in yoga pants one was interesting…much like Tree of Life…prolly wouldn’t want to see it again…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          There’s a photoshop of Sports Illustrated Body Issue: Prince Fielder being held by egg-butt Verlander floating on the internets. You’d actually want to see it more than once which shouldn’t be the case considering the best part of the real pic is edited out but nonetheless its true.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Sky: hahaha

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The picture of Fielder naked on the set of Price is Right is classic…

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @gareth: My brother texted me the Kustin pic yestersday. I can see why Verlander may be tired when arriving at the ballpark this season. Such a lovely rack.

  58. Lopes says:
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    Playoffs start for me this week and I’m looking at 2 week long first and second rounds. normally wouldn’t bother me, but do I start Wada for the two weeks (vs Pit @Pit) or Niese (@Miami, vs Col, vs Was) for what its worth Wada’s second start is against Cole (on my team) and i also have wheeler so I’d be counting on the Mets to win 6 games in two weeks (i’m a Mets fan and thats hard to believe)

  59. gareth says:
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    My all time fave though is Kat Dennings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: You know you love Kitty Dukakis

  60. Wake Up says:
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    WU4!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Who let the WU4 out? WU4!

  61. scott steelers says:
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    Need a catcher for the week. Ianneta, flowers, Martin or Grandal (tapping the Rockies this wknd)

  62. jaw says:
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    which 2b should i grab to replace pedroia for the week? 12 team 5×5 h2h, playoffs. phillips, odor, wong, valbuena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Valbuena

      • Jaw says:
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        @Grey: he was just grabbed. Next best?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wong

          • jaw says:
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            @Grey: is wong gonna play tmrw?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d think so

              • jaw says:
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                @Grey: looks like hes feeling better after that ph jack

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Seems that way

  63. Wake Up says:
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    “All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. We are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves.”

    What does the Razzra think of this?

    • gareth says:
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      @Wake Up: Someone once told me that the white light we see as we are about to die is the light outside our Mother’s body as we are born again, and we begin a new life.

    • gareth says:
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      @Wake Up: how’s that for a labour day analogy!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @gareth: well played

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I you? You me too?
        I often think that this is all just part of Kid A’s pet rabbit’s dream…and the whole thing is being powered by J-FOH and Prezzii’s brain powered battery outlet hookups…something tells me that Prez figured it out and pulled the plug out of the back of his head and is now strutting through the matrix trying to find that viya con dios big wave…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can imagine Prezzi taking a green pill and bending over backwards in slo-mo at random times…

  64. gareth says:
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    Dust in the wind?

    For some reason I’m picturing Dusty Baker when he was managing the Cubs;

    “I close my eyes, only for a moment and my toothpick’s gone.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Is that Dusty starring in an off-Broadway rendition of Inception?

  65. Lemmingness says:
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    Playoffs points league,

    I’m up against a hot team so I have to take some risk here. Who do I Sit this week?

    Shoemaker @ MIN ($8.0)
    Fister @ LAD ($7.0)
    McHugh @ LAA ($6.8)
    Paxton @ OAK, @ TEX (-$3.2)

    Thanks a bunch

  66. joeg414 says:
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    OK, help me chose a hitter Just for today: Fuld (vs C.Young )or D.Brown (vs Teheran.) I could use both Homers and Steals. Hitter-Tron has them about even. 6×6 daily roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fuld

  67. RicoSuave says:
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    GREAT write up Grey!! Thanks for always delivering awesome info and great entertainment!

    H2H points league
    I need to start 5 of them, could you please help?

    Cobb home vs BAL
    Fister away @ LAD
    Gray home vs SEA
    Cole away@STL and away@CHC
    Fiers home vs STL
    Wood away @ MIA
    Haren home vs ARI
    Greinke home vs ARI
    Minor home vs PHI
    Salazar home vs DET

    Lineups lock in like 15 minutes!!!

    Muchas Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Cobb, Gray, Cole, Greinke, Minor

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again! I managed to make the changes just before the lineups locked…

        Grey es el Rey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ES EL REY, snitches!

  68. RicoSuave says:
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    Mookie Betts or Gyorko or Alcantara? this week H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @RicoSuave: betts has 18 and 28 points last 2 weeks ..more then the other 2

  69. AJ says:
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    Who you going with ? Phil Hughes @ Bal or Ventura vs Tex…thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

  70. AJ says:
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    Would you drop Baez for Ackley in a redraft h2h leauge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  71. JJ says:
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    The Gangly Manbirds. I now have my new team name. Pence isn’t even on my team but I can laugh to myself either way.

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:
      Hilarious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Just let me know if I owe you a royalty for this.
        I can pay you in daiquiris if that is your currency of choice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t owe me anything…

  72. jef with 1 f says:
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    Rick James Bitch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  73. slew says:
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    Sounds like M. Franco will be promoted and might play on Tuesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

    • de nachos says:
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      @slew: unless the Phils are sending down Ashe and Ruf and found the anti-Billy Beane to trade for Howard, I don’t think he makes a huge splash in at bats. That said, I still grabbed him in RCL.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @de nachos: dumed rymer for him in NL only. if he gets at bats i can slide rendon to 2B and bench hill.

  74. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Great job Wheeler thanks for getting pounded in the first inning smh

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @my sisters friend boyfriend: 1st and now 2nd inning lol what did I do to the fantasy gods to deserve this????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pounded seems like a stretch

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: it was sarcasm almighty Grey

  75. Jon says:
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    Betts over any of these guys ROS? Jennings, Ackley, Kennys Vargas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  76. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Finally cutting Calhoun.. Slumping too long, and can’t have that this time of year.

    Who you like better to add (particularly need power).. Ackley, plouffe, odor, or alcantara?

    Leaning towards ackley or plouffe due to a good schedule the next week and them currently being hot.. Alcantra’s avg is worryingly low lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  77. Toe Knee says:
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    Hi Grey You like Miley@SD SON has a hard on for$16.2 Seth Greene pitching well home Bos SON hates $-0.7 What do you think of Morse 3 days @col. thx

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @Toe Knee: oops make that Shane Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seth Green, ha! I’d go Miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morse is fine there, it’s Col…

  78. SMLV1 says:
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    Start ($9,9) Gio @LAD Tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  79. Hondo says:
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    Miggy batting 3rd at DH today.Thank God..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he can play though

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: 15 for 28 with 3 HR against Kluber. Yes please.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  80. Dennis says:
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    Grey, Cant hang with Kazmir any longer. Going into playoffs in a week h2h. Who would you replace him with…Minor, Carrasco, Duffy or Wada? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  81. Wake Up says:
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    Oh snap! Speaking of living a dream…homey just ran down the street with a handgun…stopped…glared at me…and screamed…Hakuna Matata Muthafucka!
    and then kept running

    • de nachos says:
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      @Wake Up: that is one friendly gun-totin’ dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he dressed like the Broadway lion from Lion King?

  82. SMLV1 says:
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    Lose Baez or Myers for Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  83. jef with 1 f says:
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    I admit it Damn it…I’m being swayed to mookie over Wong…not to be mistaken with dookie on my wong

    • nick the dick says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I didn’t get to make my case for Scooter yet!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @nick the dick: seems like you were having a tough time making that case for scooter so I had to move on

        • nick the dick says:
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          @jef with 1 f: he speaks for himself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I BETTS you are

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I knew that was coming

  84. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G pretty tight im in two h2h leagues and finished 2nd place in both and just missed top seed bye and payouts. I could’ve won too, I mean i JUST lost both, one by 1 game and the other by 2 games. In just one of the leagues i didnt activate ryu cuz i didnt think i needed him but he wouldve won me era and whip, and the top spot. If Kenny Plural had one of the Twins 8 rbi I wouldve won. If i didnt stream Liriano i wouldve won. If my opponent started Lackey instead of leaving him on the bench I wouldve won. If Brandon Crawford didnt get this guy a late rbi, and who the hell owns him in a 10 team league, I wouldve won. If the guy hadnt traded Kazmir at the deadline I wouldve won. If any of my guys got me 1 homer or even 1 rbi I wouldve won. If the winner had one less homerun I win. H2H is so damn frustrating when you clearly have the best team and are playing the worst team and you split it when so many things couldve changed it but it comes down to 1 game. Oh well, time to go run these playoffs and win the whole darn thing then!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that Tupac? Oh, it’s not a rhyme, my bad! Ha, I hear ya, sucks when shizz like that happens in H2H… That’s why I try not to play H2H…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: It was Kool Keith…yeah h2h sucks balls. I gotta lose the Gyork and Lind, position doesnt matter for Jedd but do I grab Hosmer for Lind and then lose Gyork for someone?…Holt, Leonys, Castellanos, Mooks, Mendy, Wong, Lowrie, Anybody?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Go with Hosmer…Martin… But you have to platoon Martin, if you can’t, go Arismendy…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: yea H2H is tough..you cN be the best team all season and then one bad week in the playoffs and it’s over

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like it, makes no sense for baseball…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: sure doesnt

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey:
        Yo G pretty tight im in two head2head
        leagues and finished 2nd place in both, what I said
        and just missed top seed bye…
        payouts. I could’ve won too, oh why?
        I mean i JUST lost both, one by 1 game
        and the other by 2 games. In just one, shame
        of the leagues i didnt activate
        ryu cuz i didnt think i needed him, Hate!
        but he wouldve won me era and whip,
        and the top spot. If Kenny Plural on my tip
        had one of the Twins 8 rbi I wouldve won.
        If i didnt stream Liriano i wouldve won, son.
        If my opponent started Lackey instead of leaving
        Him on the bench I wouldve won, now I’m heaving.
        If Brandon Crawford didnt get this guy a late rbi,
        and who the hell owns him in a 10 team league, well I
        wouldve won. If the guy hadnt traded
        Kazmir…
        at the deadline I would’ve won.
        No fear…
        If any of my guys got me 1 homer or
        Even 1 rbi I wouldve won, sure.
        If the winner had one less homerun I
        win. H2H is so damn frustrating, guy.
        you clearly have the best team and are playing
        the worst team and you split it when I’m saying
        so many things couldve changed it but it comes down
        to 1 game. Oh well, time to go run these playoffs down
        and win the whole darn thing then!
        Peace

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Nice!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: HAHAHAHA! Nacho! Nacho! Nacho! you forgot to drop the mic

          • de nachos says:
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            @J-FOH: it felt like the drunken typing version of auto tuning Katie Couric

            • J-FOH says:
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              @de nachos: classic Nacho

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @de nachos: The comments of Razzball are turning into UndergroundHipHop.com forums circa 2004. I like it!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @de nachos: Go Nacho! Go Nacho!

          • de nachos says:
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            @nick the dick: *drop mic* *on foot* *limps away*

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @de nachos: be careful, mics aren’t cheap.

  85. Aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    Anyone else been riding cubs pitcher call ups in deep mixed and NL only? I’ve been holding doubront in my DL in a 10 team NL only ever since he was traded and snagged Jacob turner when he was traded. I just mentioned it because doubront looked good yesterday and turner seems to be on point today. Epstein must have some magic unicorn dust he’s sprinkling on these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Doubront in a deep NL-Only league, but wouldn’t trust most of these guys in mixed leagues…

      • Aconstipatedmonkey says:
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        @Grey: I hear ya on the mixed leagues. I’m just so desperate for Ks and W (very tight battles for both, and I’m in 2nd 3.5 points from first) I’ve had to take a lot of chances, and the cubs seem to be rewarding me more than I expect.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, those kind of pickups always are welcome in deep leagues… Like a Jordy Mercer homer…

          • Aconstipatedmonkey says:
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            @Grey: on that note I have a question….do you know of any pitchers in the NL that could make a late season impact?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Marco Gonzalez…. Christian Bergman…Jerome Williams… Real deep guys…

              • Aconstipatedmonkey says:
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                @Grey: awesome, thanks grey! I snagged Gonzales just because he had a better park, but all were available. May be doing a lot of streaming this month.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  86. J-FOH says:
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    MAVTV showed Rudy this morning and now showing Brian’s Song, what the hell. I can’t take double tears day today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MAVTV? Rudy Gamble?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: some channel on Direct TV, and not our, the one about Notre Dame

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, the one in Notre Dame is based on our Rudy… Same person…

  87. SoSayethI says:
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    Do you trust Garza coming back off of injury vs the cubbies at $9.3 or Collmeter at the padres at $8.6 as a streamer this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Collmenter, neither really

  88. jef with 1 f says:
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    Another Wong Dong..did I say I was leaning towards mookie? I meant Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t switch now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a Betts man, thru and thru

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I wish the Mookman had MI eligibility on ESPN. Kolten just hit waivers yesterday though. Hopefully I can grab some Wong and not be arrested for once.

  89. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Kluber’s start mercifully over after 2 2/3. Did the fantasy starter’s quadruple: ruined whip and era, no win, hardly any k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what a nightmare

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Shoulda been out of that 3rd, but Aviles let a routine fly drop in with 2 outs. Scorer ruled it a hit though, then the tears commenced.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  90. jef with 1 f says:
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    K.Davis and cutch dongs too..I’ve already tolled my homer total from last week

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @jef with 1 f: All this talk of dongs and “topped” is starting to make me wonder if my phone has mistakenly downloaded the grindr app.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  91. nick the dick says:
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    The Sunday Rap Battle was veeeery close but I think Ralph and the East Coast took it by a hair by having Luchini and Pick It Up to go along with classics. Foh was close tho when he threw Hurricane in there, I knew it’d pop up after he mentioned Suga T a few days ago. And Quik and Mack 10 were great picks. East Coast is tough to beat, Ralph by a nose….unless that Rakim at the end of Fohs shit counted, Ra always wins!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rakim wins every rap battle he enters, real or fictitious

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: yeah but is a Jay’s Note really being in the battle or was He just overseeing the whole thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was just Jay goofing… BTW, just listened to two of Apathy’s albums, not loving them… Definitely haven’t taken to them like Rugged…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Ya i was jk meant Rakim was overseeing the battle, didnt count as a pick. But really? I find it hard to believe you were liking Honkey Kong but didnt like Eastern Philosophy or Wanna Snuggle, theyre great. Ya hes no Rugged, RA is the best, but its definitely dope. Shit, frees up time to listen to Die Rugged Man Die then anyways. Or the Legendary Classics album

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Actually, I like Honkey Kong, didn’t like Eastern, didn’t listen to Snuggle yet and didn’t like Casual… I mean, it was a’ight, but I wouldn’t rush to listen to it for a month straight…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: yeah Casual is his worst, shocked you dont like Eastern, you will like Snuggle

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I’ll give it another shot… One listen isn’t fair… Nothing jumped out immediately though…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: he’s never battled John Brown..king of the Burbsjohn brown king of the burbs. hallelujah hollaback: http://youtu.be/ODKz3xhw46U

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why isn’t that show still on?! I used to love that…

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: prolly because me and you were the only two people watching it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I can’t believe that… It was so awesome… Member all the goofy challenges? So amazing

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: that show was great..I think there was a big ass white chick too if I remember right

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, and didn’t a girl win one season? Or was it all girls one season?

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Grey: they are blending together for me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, me too… I think the 2nd season was The White Female Rapper Show…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re killing me, now I wanna watch the whole show

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @jef with 1 f: yea that clip sucked me in

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pickup Artist was great too, you watch that?

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @jef with 1 f: Ha ha yea I watched that too

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now that was amazeballs… Hey, did you see the fight down the street?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: I figured the east coaster would choose Ralph, my bias makes me lean the west for laid back bbq jams because thats what we do….all year! Not to be a dick but I will be in honor of the beef is I didn’t use no Tupac or Snoop, he went biggie (way too easy) and I hate Nas like grey hates Bochy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not a huge Nas fan either… So overrated…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: and a real arrogant prick on top of that

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That doesn’t bother me, they all are… Modesty and rap don’t exactly go hand in hand… The fact that he only had two good songs is what bothers me…

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: wow. 2 good songs is really pushin it. I def agree he hasnt been good in a while but he had at least 3 solid albums

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I liked his first album okay, then he tried to sell out with I Can, and was successful with mixed results… I’d listen to two songs right now… The rest is okay…

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: His first album wasnt even his best, I think It Was Written is fantastic. I Am is also good and I really liked Hip Hop Is Dead. When he did I Can was late, well after he was very good. True that most albums since I Am have sucked yes, but his first 3 are good. Minus Nastradamus if that was in between cuz that sucked too

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Illmatic I liked, Hip Hop is Dead I liked for the single, I Can was okay I think… Maybe I need to revisit…

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: no whatever album I Can was on was awful. The album ‘I Am’ is good, well before that other bull. Really nothing is better than ‘it was written’ but the ‘hip hop is dead’ album is solid. I agree for the most part he went way downhill but he has more than a few good tracks.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wasn’t it post-Kelis he was awful?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: yeah, even before that actually. Theres an awful song he has with kelis on one of his not good albums. I think it probably went okay album, not good album, bad album, kelis, awful albums….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, yeah, you’re prolly right…

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: Amen, senor mustachio

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: valid point, it was a bit too Biggieish but the Redman and Camp Lo did it. West is no slouch, I love that shizz and you got points for originality

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: I’m trying to start a beef up in here and you’re being NICE! F**k that shizz. I also don’t like Redman by himself, now him and Method is a dynamic duo. Go figure how my brain works.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: well youre just a fucking idiot if you dont like Redman by yourself. I was under the impression you liked good music and not just a bunch of ese’s in lowriders. Last thing you need is a bbq jam, eat this damn east coast flava. Oh and Soul Kahn sucks.

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @nick the dick: Ha ha this is great..hip hop Sunday has rolled into meltdown Monday’s

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: by yourself? I think you meant himself. Good beef start up in here. It’s the rap game. He never got to me as a solo artist. Maybe in hindsight I’ll feel different, but when i first heard it I wasn’t blown away. i don’t care for Nas either outside of illmatic. I really like Cypress hill’s first album but everything after was whatev’s… it does happen. Leave soul kahn out of this, he’s just a jewish boy from the valley who went to college in NYC.

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: ya you know what i meant there smart guy. If you dont like Muddy Waters or Dare Iz A Darkside then youre dead to me. Sorry to drag the Khanster in, hes an innocent casualty.

                • J-FOH

                  J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: your passion makes me want to listen to it again, I’ll get around to it. You have to remember something about me, I’m a music head from all genres and hip hop is only a portion. i really didn’t listen to hip hop between 94-97 besides a select few. Then when i got back in the game it was with trepidation to a craft I considered sold out a the time and lacking any real depth. The depth part hasn’t really changed, for the most part, but I didn’t even listen to Wu Tang til ’04.

                  Don’t hate the Kahn, understand the man for he helps the movement of change.

                  good beef though

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: good beef. I dont really hate the khan, just going for the low blow. I know you arent just some hip hop guy, you know all sorts of music, and alot of it, which is why ill let you know if i feel you skimmed over some good rap. Im obviously into hip hop the hardest but i certainly love other kinds of music too but just dont know the amount you do as im sure youre quite a bit older than me. I grew up with a dad who is a singer and plays at weddings and bars and stuff so he has thousands of albums, guy knows every damn song ever, i hear it all. My love of good music goes backwards, theres nothing good ahead. Im sure you could point me in the direction of some good funk and soul.

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: you live near the capital of new soul doing it like old soul that is downright panty dropping…uh whatever, I’m sticking with that. here is video I’ve played before. If you search him on iTunes the suggested will be up the same river.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0izlYypNyu0

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @nick the dick: nice! Ive heard charles bradley before, similar kind of stuff. Its good, right in my wheelhouse. Ill check these out…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: see now that’s music right there. Awesome shizz

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH:nice! Ive heard charles bradley before, similar kind of stuff. Its good, right in my wheelhouse. Ill check these out

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: Lee released a new album this year that is a small departure from his other stuff. Good jams, album is called Emma Jean

  92. jef with 1 f says:
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    Which one ROS..Utley, Wong or Arismendy

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: throw ackley in there too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  93. Hondo says:
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    I bet those 36 guys on Yahoo who dropped Miggy are hating life.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Hondo: I was going out today so I benched him assuming he wasn’t playing..SONUVABENCH!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Dem Bums says:
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        @Grey: I know…I had to set my weekly lineup before first game of the week and by all accounts he was to sit a b unch this week. 4 runs, 4 hits, 3 RBI…migh have just lost my season coz of this…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Hondo: in situations where it’s 36 people i’m assuming either
      A. it was an accident (since we’re talking about thousands of leagues)
      B. 36 somebodies with VERY FEW (or none) bench bats needed a guy he knew would play all week.
      or some mixture of those 2.

  94. nick the dick says:
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    Oh nice, day one of the playoffs and my oppenent has 2 homers, 4 runs and 14 rbi already with Price going and a Rosenthal save. Gonna be fun digging out of a huge hole to save my season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  95. jef with 1 f says:
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    Joc officially called up

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      Yeah, don’t think we see that many at-bats from him though

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        @Grey: yea I’m not touching him

  96. jaw says:
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    would you drop oswaldo arcia or kenny vargas to insert hosmer into your lineup (he was in my DL slot)? thinking mostly this week as its playoffs but also ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  97. Moscowitz says:
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    shoemaker, paxton or minor to replace kazmir?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  98. Mike says:
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    Dickerson (Colorado) or Gardner ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  99. Bobby says:
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    In a keeper league which 1 of the following three guys would you keep in Julio Teheran, Javier Baez, or Xander Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  100. KillerB says:
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    @grey — ok, put another way — I am starting singleton every day as corner infidel because I lost Machado and I’m shallow there. And I am deep in OF and MI with guys like Ackley, Wong, Betts, Arcia, JD, Rios, rotating OF5, MI and Util, etc.

    Ryan Howard is on the wire and has been quietly solid for a month now. I won’t win, but I should place with a solid final month. In a dynasty league would you drop any of those named for Howard or hold those guys, ride Singleton at CI ROS and solve the position more fully in next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold in a dynasty league… Singleton can be as good as Howard for a month… Hopefully…

  101. Chris says:
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    Pick one for this week: CJ Wilson @ Hou. (Peacock) or Tyson Ross @ Colorado (DeLaRosa). Was leaning toward Wilson just because Ross is in Colorado, but Ross has been such a beast this year. Which should I use?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

  102. Kevin says:
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    Need a streamer for Sunday. Paxton @ Tex. (Holland), Hellickson v. Bal. (Norris) or Miley @ LAD (Hernandez aka. Fausto Carmona). I know what SON says but want to hear your opinion. Pick one please. H2H Points League.

    • Grey

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      Paxton

  103. jef with 1 f says:
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    I don’t know all about what Nick and J are going on about but I know this son of a birch kills itHuey Lewis cover – Boys are back in town: http://youtu.be/KjbUnOzT5t4

  104. frankgrimes says:
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    Sergio Romo can blow me.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @frankgrimes: Ha ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @frankgrimes: you want Bruce and Romo to blow you? we really need to work on your FFS catch phrase.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @J-FOH:
        haha we can’t all have gems like fact of the day!

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          @frankgrimes: Grimey you’re on my list to visit next time I go to SF

  105. dem ribbies says:
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    Between Baez and Puig feels like I’m a few eggs short of a dozen. Can’t win H2H with both of these duds stinking up the joint. Thinking about picking up a SS so I can park Baez on the bench until 2015.

    Deal Alex Wood for Hanley (planned on keeping Wood)

    Drop Mike Minor for Rutledge (Minor has been looking ok and has a 2 start in week 2 of playoffs @WAS & @TEX)

    or just leave Baez alone and hope he can do something (4-34 with 2 SB and no HR)

    • Grey

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      I’d leave Baez alone and hope

  106. Hondo says:
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    Pearce out again today.I grabbed him back anyway hoping he plays Thursday and doesn’t suck.I’ve got a bye next week so I can sit and wait.Think he cools off from where he was or picks it back up?

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      @Hondo: Oops,was looking at the last Pearce reference.

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