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First Heyward, and now Brandon Beachy is headed to see Dr. Freeze.  This is the worst back-to-back days in Atlanta since Sherman burnt Atlanta and then Home Depot decided to push back their grand opening by 100 years.  If the Braves keep going like this, TBS might have to show repeats of The George Lopez Show.  NOOOOOOOO!!!    The caps were for emphasis, you know, in case it was lost on anyone.  The last pitcher to see Dr. James Andrews and pitch again within 6 months was Lee Majors during a Battle of the Network Stars tourney, but he was bionic.  I’d put five internet dollars on Beachy missing the season, but I’d hold him for now.  This would obviously clear up the confusion in the rotation between Alex Wood, Paul Maholm and Kris Medlen.  Or Alis Moodlen, for short, though that sounds like a guitarist for Deep Purple.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rafael Betancourt – 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  After blowing his 2nd consecutive save, he left with a potentially torn elbow ligament.  That’s, how do I say this, bad for a pitcher.  The new closer?  He’s not heavy, he’s my Rex Brothers.  Didja know the Rex Brothers furniture store carries all different sizes of saves? It does, and you should be owning him in all leagues, because before the ‘Betancourt’s healthy again, now not so much’ hiccup, Brothers was fine.  Or F-I-N-E if you’re singing this post with an R&B back beat.

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, his third in as many games.  He’ll level off at some point and end the year around 26 homers, which will be around that of Wieters, McCann and Arencibia.  Rosario, however, has more counting stats and a much better average.  Wilin is the best catcher this year and it’s not that close.  Posey isn’t near him.  To see all, go to the Player Rater and type C under where it says POS.  If you type POS under POS, Salvador Perez should come up, but he doesn’t.

Ryan Howard – Not expected to return this year.  He looks to be in game shape to me!  Get a motorized scooter for him to go around the bases and he’s all set.

Carlos Ruiz – 3-for-4 and hitting near .450 in the last week.  I almost put him in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I’m asking for more catcher questions?  C’mon!

Darin Ruf – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and his 3rd in the last eight days.  He rocks Ruf and tough with his white man stuff:  moleskin notebooks, an appreciation for brunch and standing still at concerts.

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 16th steal.  By the end of August, I’m so pot committed to Rollins that Brian Dozier can hit 17 homers tomorrow, text me to say, “Pick me up,” and I’ll still hold onto Rollins.  Here’s hoping I get something for my patience.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Got an IV on Wednesday night due to dehydration.  Once again, Cuban superstar in Miami, do the math.  Puig’s in the nightclubs until four in the morning going hog wild.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.72.  Gallardo pfft’s at that ERA and blows a higher number.

Wandy Rodriguez – Off to see Dr. Freeze too.  “Clara, clear my next week and put in a bid for that new Ferrari on eBay.”  That’s Dr. James Andrews talking to his receptionist.  I wonder what Dr. Andrews says if you walk into his office and you’re like, “Do you take Blue Cross?”  Probably says, “If the cross is crusted in blue diamonds, I’ll consider.”

Jeff Locke – 4 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  What was the bet I made with you?  Oh, I remember!  I said a few weeks ago, “If his ERA ends up below 3.00 on the year, I’ll shave my mustache and give it to Locks of Love.”  At the time, his ERA was 2.43.  He now sits at 3.01.

Jordy Mercer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Would’ve made a nice batty call, though I think you might’ve had to been batty to think it was a good idea prior to game time.

Matt Cain – Left the game after taking a Gaby Sanchez liner off his arm.  That dirty Sanchez!  Cain is said to be all right, well, as all right as a guy with a 4.43 ERA can be.

Donnie Murphy – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th home run in his 4th game.  If by Saturday he’s colder than a witch’s areola, we’ll deal with it at that time.  I’d grab him before the hot schmotato turns into a pumpkintato.

Ian Desmond – Sat out yesterday with stiffness.  Not sure if that means he needs a Thai massage or just had one.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-6 and a solo homer, his 15th.  The Ghost of Ryan Zimmerman has risen.  “I am the Ghost of Ryan Zimmerman.  Do you know how to get a stain out of some white sheets?”

Stephen Strasburg – 8 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He was cruising until the last inning and then it all fell apart.  He might’ve took Davey Johnson too literally when he told him to close it out like Rafael Soriano.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  The Yankee lineup looks like one of those bad Grumpy Old Men knockoffs.  “Hey, I’m a Hollywood agent, and I’m talking to you on my bluetooth.  Now, picture this:  Michael Douglas, Burt Reynolds and Alfonso Soriano and send them to Vegas…Oh, and film it!”

Melky Cabrera – Won’t return this year.  “Hey, I’m a big Blue Jays fan and I was just in a coma since March.  How’s the team doing?  In first?  Vying for Wild Card?  Dickey in the Cy Young race?  Give me the lowdown!”

Rajai Davis – 1-for-4 and two steals (39, 40).  “As your King of SAGNOF, I bestow on you a horn filled with steals and a silly looking hand wave–Are you writing this down, Lawrie?!  I’m not saying this for my health!”

J.P. Arencibia – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer as he bats .212.  If you’re scrounging for power, you gotta have a limit as to what kind of average you can deal with, don’t you?

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 6 ER, 13 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Twins.  Next pitcher to go from Cy Young to crappy, everyone’s going to assume Kate Upton was responsible.  Unless that pitcher looks like George Foster.

Austin Jackson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  So, yesterday, I put it out there for a glossary term for a fast guy that doesn’t steal and I was between SAGnot, Flash Boredom and run shy.  Rudy wasn’t crazy about any of them and offered Stealy Damns.  I might put more than one in the glossary; no one says we can’t have synonyms, but I haven’t decided yet.  Stay tuned!  Or not.  Your call.

Ryan Doumit – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .244.  Doumit looks like the oldest 32-year-old ever.  That’s until/if Lohan reaches 32.

Brian Dozier – 2-f0r-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I went to look at what he’d done in the last week, and I saw he’s raised his average in the last ten days from .242 to .244.  Pardon me, I’m gonna jump in a hammock and get some schnuzzles.

Daisuke Matsuzaka – Signed by the Mets.  Now Mr. Met has something to hang from his rear view mirror.  You know, Dice-K.

Paul Maholm – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks as he returned from the DL after a little-over-a-month absence.  I wouldn’t own him in mixed leagues, and I wouldn’t start him in NL-Only leagues until he threw one decent game.  At this time of year, it’s not worth the aggravation.

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Would it be breaking any laws to change Upton’s calendars so August has 60 days?

Kolten Wong – Sat out for the 2nd straight day, which is stupid old school managing at its worst.  No, I’m not thrilled he’s platooning out against lefties, but he only gets one lefty over the next six days, so I’m holding onto him for now.  Besides, him sitting on Sunday vs. Minor might not be the worst thing, which made into a portmanteau is wong.  Coincidence?  Think not!

Joe Kelly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Damn, the Regression Fairies didn’t get their Joe Kelly Regression Party invite!

Jonathan Broxton – Will have elbow surgery.  While he’s in there, maybe he can have a butt reduction so Reds ticket holders don’t have an obstructed view.

Aroldis Chapman – Dusty gave him the day off — Happy Once In A Lifetime Holiday!  In his place was LeCure.  LeCure said, “When I pitch on Monday’s, great.  Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s pitch the 8th, Thursday I’ll test Dusty’s faith, but Friday’s I’m in love!”  After LeCure gave up a single, he was surprisingly not replaced by The Jesus & Mary Chapman.

Mat Latos – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks to lower his ERA to 2.93.  He’s more of a 3.15 ERA pitcher, so his next start won’t be good.  I’m only half joking.  My better half.  From the neck up.

Trevor Cahill – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks., and this wasn’t even a favorable matchup, but as the Stream-o-Nator points out, his next start vs. the Padres is.  Giddy up, Stream Heads!

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, 1 run.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy.  It’s a work of art like the Mona Lisa or my mustache.

Leury Garcia – The White Sox recalled the speedy outfielder.  He could have some SAGNOF value, but his playing time is questionable like everything out of Gary Busey’s mouth.

Conor Gillaspie – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  I saw he went 3-for-4 on Wednesday and I considered mentioning him, but calling Gillaspie a hot schmotato will just fall on deaf ears.  No one’s actually picking him up.  Besides, what even is a Gillaspie?  It sounds like a rare lizard.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  And that’s just about the cut-off for streamers in 12-team mixed leagues.  Totally solid year, also completely replaceable in shallower leagues.

James Shields – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  On the other hand that is actually the Hamburger Helper Man, Shields appears to be a solid fantasy two to three, but he’s actually much closer to Quintana than his 3.22 ERA would lead you to believe.  His Ks are way off, but his velocity looks fine.  Not sure what’s going on, but he’s nowhere near as effective as he was last year.

Emilio Bonifacio – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and 2 steals (17, 18).  Since being traded to the Royals, he’s started going by his pen name, Emily Goodface, and has 6 steals in 8 games.  Yup and yup.

Delmon Young – Re-signed with his old club, the Rays.  He can be their 7th outfielder and resident anti-Semite.  Young said on the signing, “I like the Rays.  They understand me.  I also like Ray Romano, Sugar Ray…I don’t like Ray Parker Jr.  He dated Jews.”

David DeJesus – Signed by the Rays to be their 8th outfielder.  Delmon likes this signing.  Unless he’s the Star of David DeJesus.

  1. John E Depth says:
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    Im guessing Eaton has the same Flash Boredom problem as Austin Jackson…

    He’s had 2 steals in 250AB in MLB…. Yet stole over 35 bags in AAA in 2012. Is he still worth buying if he doesn’t steal?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @John E Depth:

      Without the steals the steals he seems like a Jon Jay clone

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @bossmanjunior: he’ll hit more homers than jay though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John E Depth: For this year,, he’s being run shy, but he he’s still young they could come

      • f'ing dutchman says:
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        @Grey: ADAM EATON or CARLCRAWFORD ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crawford

  2. Z says:
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    gotta fill 2 outfield slots in a dynasty league with players off the wire. want some value right now, but more interested in the long term value. what two do you like out of these guys:

    ruf, ethier, reddick (+mri), venable, lomo, brantley, khris davis, nava, saunders, arcia, viciedo, carter

    thanks for the advice man.

    • matt says:
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      @Z: Ruf been screaming it since late june :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: Ruf, Davis

  3. gareth says:
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    Mauer is dl’ed so need a replacement for next week. Who would you put in there?

    Gattis (cle, mia – 6 home games vs all rhp)
    Saltalamacia (bal, cws 6 home games vs 3 rhp, 3 lhp)

    Also drop villar for:

    Asdrubal, miller, aybar, alcides escobar?

    • Hondo says:
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      @gareth:
      Grey will say Miller and Kurt Suzuki was traded,I’d see if Ramos is available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Gattis….Aybar or Miller, depending on needs

  4. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who I SIT today:

    Hosmer v Gio (2-4 HR) Gio holding left handed batters to a .165 BAA
    Moss @ Norris (1-9 2K) Hitters park with a .302 BAA left handed batters. Hitter-tron loves Moss for this game.
    Raja @ Lyles (n/a) Right handed hitters hit Lyles better (.298 BAA) but base runners are only 2 for 4 in steal attempts.

    I could use steals more than homers this week in h2h, but im not sure about Raja’s match up today. Im leaning sitting Hosmer or Raja. Thanks!

    • John E Depth says:
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      @bossmanjunior:
      Rajai if you need the SB. The Astros are terrible on the mound and on defense…. They aren’t the easiest team to steal on but they are middle of pack. Rajah should get nice counting stats even if he doesn’t steal. He may even homer off crappy Asstros starter and even crappier bullpen.

      Yeah it’s a good matchup for Moss, but if you need SB then look elsewhere obviously.

      The royals in general suck against lefties. I would sit Hosmer against an elite lefty who may dominate for 7-8 innings.

      • matt says:
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        @John E Depth: that’s like saying sit trumbo vs king felix tonight cuz he’s a righty elite right? 10-36 278/3hr/9rbi/Sb

      • matt says:
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        @John E Depth: I hope you didn’t sit hosmer dude!

    • matt says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’m not sitting Hosmer now..maybe 8 weeks ago?

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: it’d be a shame if he sat him ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  5. jordan73 says:
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    Will Bryce Harper’s inability to hit lefties affect your ranking of him next season? Seems like the Nats face a southpaw 4+ times a week (possible exaggeration, but it seems more often than you’d think), so if I don’t have a better bench option, I have to leave him in and pray he finally does something. I know I’ll be shopping him at the draft next season, just hope no one else in my league has paid attention to his splits. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jordan73: I think it’s too early to say he can’t hit lefties and this is a bit of a lost season for him with the injury…

  6. inertiatic says:
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    Is we starting Medlen tonight? Need to win the H2H week to lock up a bye, and I don’t want him going all cray cray on my ratios- but I need the K’s. I may be over thinking this, bus isn’t it Homer Bailey’s turn to be turrible as well?

    Start one? The other? None? All of the above?

    Playoff time makes my head hurt.

    • John E Depth says:
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      @inertiatic:
      If its one or the other, def Bailey…

      If I had other choices and cared about Ks I would sit Medlen… Cards offense is top notch and they don’t strikeout often.

    • matt says:
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      @inertiatic: flip a coin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @inertiatic: I’d sit both if you have other starts on Saturday and Sunday for Ks…. If not, I’d only start Bailey

  7. SteveNZ says:
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    Nice Cure reference! Can’t believe ‘run shy’ isn’t the winner. That’s the first time I’ve seen it and liked it right away. Far and away the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah, I like that it can easily be used as a noun and verb… Cure was all Rudy

    • @Grey: @SteveNZ: my concern with ‘run shy’ was that it could double as a hitter who doesn’t score a lot of runs – e.g., Omar Infante has 25 hits on my RCL team and only 7 runs. He’s on the Tigers – why’s he so run shy?

      How about Speed Waster (like Speed Racer?)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Someone suggested that yesterday… I didn’t think it was better than the three top suggestions… You like?

        • @Grey: i kind of like it. it’s non-ambiguous at least. How about Berwildering – when a speedy hitter like Bernie William cannot or does not steal a lot of bases. Named after Bernie Williams who managed only 147 SBs (62% success rate) in 16 years.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I like it!

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: @Grey: Go Speed Waster. Go Speed Waster. Go Speed Waster, Goooo-ooooo!”

          “To win, they’ll stop at nothing…except first base.”

  8. Dave says:
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    one more for speed no steals – whipped shmotato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Think we have better

  9. Mike says:
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    Actually Dr. Andrews does take blue cross. He reconstructed my elbow and all I paid was the co pay.
    Nice guy that Dr. Andrews.

    • matt says:
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      @Mike: its a wrap bye bye beach

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Ha… Could you see if he’ll be on our podcast?

  10. One Man Crusade says:
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    Thanks for the great articles this year. Entering post season play as 2 seed and the information on this website is part of the reason why. Been doing football for over 15 years and baseball 6 and have seen a lot of crap out there. This site is top notch.

  11. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Who should I pick up for SAGNOF? Bon-face, Dyson, or EYoung?

    Brad Miller or Nunez at SS? Bogaerts experiment failed.

  12. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Who should I pick up for SAGNOF? Bon-face, Dyson, or EYoung?

    Brad Miller or Nunez at SS? Bogaerts experiment failed.

    • matt says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: lol well that was quick? You have him 3 whole games hah

      • reilljt0 says:
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        @matt: Not a matter of games… It’s the fact that he is platooning with Drew and Middlebrooks. Not the value I need right now.

  13. Colton says:
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    Rank ROS

    Santino Gray, Alex Wood, Wei Yin Chen

    • matt says:
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      @Colton: You did already :-)

  14. AP says:
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    (Phil Hartman Voice) “Hi……I’m Sam LeCure. You might remember me from such films as ‘The Erotic Adventures of Hercules’ and ‘Dial ‘M’ for Murderessness.”

    • Colton says:
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      @AP: hahahaha…nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Ha!

  15. John says:
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    Reports say Grilli is pitching without pain and will be game ready by end of the month. I have Melancon. Because I have already sealed up a bye in 1st round of playoffs, the only saves I will need for ROS are between 9/9-9/22. Should I drop Melancon now for one of the following (to beat any run on closers) or hold and hope that Grilli has a set back or is put in the setup role but risk being 1 closer down for my playoffs? Is the following the right rank of available replacements: Putz, DDLR, Frieri, Lo, Rosenthal, Hunter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Hold for now, there’s no flimsier thing to count on than a pitcher coming back from injury

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! If I do have to make a move soon do I have the ranking right of available closers right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hunter, Rosenthal, Lo…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @John: why would putz not be last? hunter should be higher, rosie won’t be closing for long. mujica’s not that messed up.

  16. Dirtyd says:
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    Do you think Rex Brothers will hang around as closer for the rest of season? Looking for a Melancon replacement in early Sept as it looks like Grilli will be back soonish. I have an extra spot if I drop Milone or Porcello.

    • matt says:
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      @Dirtyd: Yes brothers

  17. Chris says:
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    Should Sonny Gray or Jonathan Niese be picked up as a replacement for Beachy ROS? 10 team H2H points league.

    • matt says:
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      @Chris: I’d grab gray or Parker but in that order

  18. Chris says:
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    Sit Nolasco today vs. the Saux?

  19. matt says:
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    Dropped beachey grabbed D. Murphy (not dale) he better keep hitting. I’m sick of Matheny sitting hot bats like JJ Too! Oh. . What did I tell everyone about hr dawg Mc Ruf? I know. ..I know..he K’s a lot too. But I think he has 265 ish. / 30/85 potential if he can get a full season next year.

    • matt says:
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      @matt: especially in that soapbox sized park in philly. Same for Brown.. nobody saw him coming this year

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @matt: tehol thought he did.

  20. Serch says:
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    Missed out on the glossary spitballin’ sess yesterday….how about Shittsburgh Stealer?

    • matt says:
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      @Serch: nice. ..if he played for shittsburg lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Serch: Ha! Funny, but I think we have better

  21. Mike says:
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    Is it time to cut bait with Starlin Castro? I’ve been stashing him on the bench in hopes he will revert back to normal, but with Jonathan Villar in and out of the lineup and not hitting or stealing much, I’m thinking I need to upgrade at SS heading into the playoffs.

    My options are: E. Nunez, J. Iglesias, J. Mercer

    14 team/25 man roster/OPS

  22. nyydj2 says:
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    American Idle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nyydj2: I think we have better

  23. JoeG says:
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    Do we like C.Morton tonight for the hot Bucs @ the lowly Giants?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: In some leagues, sure

  24. Jaelen rose says:
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    is it time to drop Dunn for Ruf, k Davis, or swisher?

  25. Jaelen rose says:
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    Strailey or gray ros? Time to drop?

  26. Dkohn says:
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    Grey your mustache is the greatest thing since streaming porn, compliment, compliment yada yada

    In the last week my team has acquired too many bench bats, but my team is in need of steals…
    Crazily the king of SAGNOF is available, but I kinda love my bench bats, who do I get rid off…
    Kolten Wong
    Khris Davis
    Avisail Garcia
    Jeff Locke

    Also would you prefer Rajai, Emilio, or Leonys?

    Thanks Grey!

    Seriously though that mustache, drives all the ladies in Cleveland wild!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Ha! Locke… Rajai

  27. Flipper Anderson says:
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    My team is good…but Im weak at short. Aybar right now. Its a 12 team OPS league and I’m not starved for saves. Who would you go for on this FA list:
    Escobar, Simmons, Gennett, Crawford, Forsythe, Nunez?

  28. baseball says:
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    What’s the deal with mujica? Already own rosenthal but would you pick up siegrist for holds? Not sure who he is but he has 4 holds, 2 wins and 12 K’s in the last 7+ innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @baseball: Go for it… I just went over Mujica yesterday

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @baseball: he’s been around for just over a month or so. he’s part of the all rookie (other than mujica) decent or better than that cardinals bullpen. they’ve pulled pretty much everybody decent (plus the not so good lyons and that other not too good starter whose name i forgot) out of AAA by now. wacha’s in bullpen. carmart will likely soon be back to take westbroke’s job.

  29. J Money says:
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    Drop Altuve for Bonifacio?

    Could also drop Aoki or Venable if that is a better option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J Money: I’d lose Venable

  30. Bert Ernie says:
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    OK, yes, I may still be a little drunk this morning, but this post has me LOL, then LOLing some more. Lee Majors? Battle of the Network Stars? Deep Purple? Are you doing this on purpose? Is your Mom covering for you? I’m beginning to doubt that Grey Albright is a real person! But I don’t care even! You go, Grey’s mom!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bert Ernie: Ha, thanks! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo

  31. chillmodious says:
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    Today only… throw Nolasco (vs. LAD, SON $9.6) or Chacin (@MIA, SON $4.8)?

    • chillmodious says:
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      @chillmodious: Eh, may as well add Ubaldo Jimenez in to that question (vs. Min, SON $10.8)

  32. ashtray says:
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    Keep one pitcher 12 tm H2H cats 7×7 (includes Losses and Quality Starts)

    Niese (vPHI @WAS @CLE)
    Cole (vMIL vSTL @STL)
    Beachy (? ? ?)

  33. Jason Katnip says:
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    Add Brothers and drop Ziegler or Donnie Murphy ??

  34. Jason Katnip says:
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    Start or sit, John Lackey @ LAD and Cole Hamels vs. Arizona

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jason Katnip: Sit Hamels? Oy, poor guy.

  35. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts:

    Minor @ STL
    Peavy @ LAD
    Zimmerman@ KC (I may bench him until he gives reason not to)
    Haren @ KC

    • EK says:
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      @EK:
      Here are SON’s:

      Minor N/A
      Peavy 13.6
      Haren 8.8
      Zimm 6.3

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @EK: Haren, Minor, Peavy

  36. Somehow by a combination of smoke, mirrors, and pixie dust I’m maintaining a 5.5 pt lead in my RCL league. Yeah I got Miggy but now he’s grabbing his groin (maybe there is a bottle stashed down there I dunno) and I routinely trot out meh starters like Travis Wood, Kyle Lohse, and Bronson Arroyo. I’m kinda baffled as to how I am doing it. I was pondering the team behind me and he has Paul Goldschmidt, Jean Segura, Chris Davis, Yasiel Puig, Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin among others. How can I be beating that team? It’s definitely going down to the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elijah: Nice humblebrag

      • @Grey:

        It’s definitely nice not to be in 7th like every year. I’ve been fairly lucky with injuries, have 140 saves, and have a lot of power on the squad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          140 saves?! Wow, that’s gotta be near the top for all the RCLs…

          • @Grey:

            And would you believe I might not win saves? The guy behind me has 132 and I’m down to 3 closers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Really? Your league is about 40 past us…

  37. kidbr9 says:
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    Drop LaRoche for Ruf?

    I keep fearing LaRoche will go one of his torrid end of season tears…

  38. Deck says:
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    Best guy to replace Heyward for Playoffs:

    McClouth
    Victorino
    Willingham
    Aoki
    Crisp
    Eaton
    Someone else?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deck: Victorino

  39. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Stream-o-nator hates Martin Perez against the lowly White Sox tonight, what gives? Start him?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: How dare you think for yourself and question SON.

  40. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – which catcher rotw. Jason Castro. Wilson Ramos. Travis d’arnaud.

    Also should i hold bogaerts or drop for either eaton, swisher or archer..

    Roto league. Thanks

    • Nyjacobs says:
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      @Nyjacobs: niese available too if i drop bogaert

  41. Mjh says:
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    Lose Venable for Schierh..? For Ruf?
    Assuming Andrus over Nunez ros?
    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruf… Yes, Andrus

  42. xtremehulk says:
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    Pick one:
    Nova @ TB or Teheran @ STL ?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  43. Shidesthelimit says:
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    Westbrook to DL, C-Mart gets the call – worth a pickup in 10-team mixed, 6×6 (OPS, HR A)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab him…

  44. chillmodious says:
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    Leonys, Bonifacio, or Khris Davis for my OF5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis… Depends on needs

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Yeah… I need speed, but overall production always wins the day when I try to make end-of-the-roster decisions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Martin then

  45. Greg says:
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    Hey Grey, close to Greg, hope they don’t get us mixed up. Okay….Beachy is gone. Rank for rest of season: McAllister, Peacock, Lincecum, Feldman, Redmond, Vogelsong…

    You’ve been high on Miller for awhile now….now I see Nunez hitting all your answers. Would you replace Miller with Nunez ROS? Playoff spot and Title on the line..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redmond for today, I’d go with streamers for now… Nunez for steals

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: lincecum’s been good for a few months now, grab him after redmond.

  46. Greg says:
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    Wait, Nunez isn’t 2b eligible…So Miller over Forsythe, Mercer, Gyorko, Bonafacio, etc? Geez, 2b has been a problem all year…drafted Weeks. And should have held onto Daniel Murphy. I’m leaning toward riding Miller….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Miller but needs matter… For steals, Emilio

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: hard to say; it depends on who i get matched up….with in playoffs….for steals have pence, rios, hosmer, jones….might not be enough against a speedy opponent…i think i’ll grab bonafacio….oh my thank you for your future self recomomending me khris davis!!! your past self would have screwed me saying I should have taken yelich…now I don’t know who to start at utility: can’t believe I may be benching pence….

  47. Tom James says:
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    Or Allis Modlen, which sounds like German self-pity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  48. Tom James says:
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    Catcher questions? I got nothin’ else. Carlos Ruiz or Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz

  49. Tom James says:
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    That’s Russell Martin, not Martin Ruiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  50. Hondo says:
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    I see you’re really high on Nunez today.
    1-He must be really small to fit into a vape pipe
    2-Jeter went 2-3 in his rehab last night and I read he looked good on the bases.How do you think that will shake out?

    Also-still taking Miller over Scooter? My SS is a mess since I traded Reyes and some guy for Strasburg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can go to Scooter if you like..: Jeter hasn’t stayed healthy for longer than 3 days…

  51. Tom James says:
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    And it’s not Russell Martin Ruiz, either.

  52. dude says:
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    Would you start Sonny Gray next week? 2 starts but they are vs. TB and @DET

    • Mr. Glass says:
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      @dude: I’m in the same boat I think I’m sitting him in a weekly league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would in most leagues

  53. Mr. Glass says:
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    ROS which 2 would rather have A.Wood , loshe, w.y. Chen, or nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen, Wood

  54. Tom James says:
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    How about writing football? God knows you don’t have to know anything about it. I got a crush on you and can’t wait ’til spring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have no interest in learning football, sorry… I’ll be here all winter talking rookies and sleepers for next year…

      • @Grey: I agree Grey, fantasy football sucks, short season, couple of serious injuries and you are done. (Iretiired in 09) I will be here as well for the winter, following along..Cheers man and keep up the GREAT work. As someone said above there are a LOT of crap sites out there, this is the BEST baseball site on the plant..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  55. Brion Pagel says:
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    I am a newbie in yahoo league. The league has ten pitcher spots, 2 bench spots, two Relief pitchers, 4 p spots, 2 sp spots. The rule is you get points if the pitcher pitches and you do not have their names in bench spots. I have never found anyone who can answer my questions. I read you always and owe a lot to your advice. Can you answer them?

    1. Are you better off to have more bench spots for hitters and less for pitchers? Pitchers only pitch every 5 days, but hitters can match up better if you have more choices too.
    2. How do you decide how many relievers ot keep on staff, 1 or 2.

    Thanks for you humor and advice.

    Brion Pagel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pitchers in bench spots… Maybe one hitter at most… 2. I’d go with three RPs if you have two RP spots

  56. Oh I did pick up Khris Davis, nice heads up there. Markakis has gone from boring to terrible in my friends league, he needs to go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  57. Belt or Krissie Davis for ROS, lost Heyward and Bautista. I picked up Ruf for Joey Bats..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  58. L-Boogie says:
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    Need HRs and RBI.

    My Zobrist and Machado for his Holliday and Hardy?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hardy side

  59. The Strolg says:
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    Blunder and Lightning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better…

  60. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    Great stuff as always. I felt physical pain just thinking about watching the George Lopez show. Got an entry for ya in the does-not-steal-but-should contest: swipe tease. Thoughts?

    Cheers,
    Brew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… That’s not bad, I think we have better… Though I might just use a variety of about ten of these…

  61. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Almost 2pm est. come on, come on!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  62. Tom James says:
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    SAGNOTjaturtle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  63. herschel says:
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    Speedy Gonowherez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad at all, someone had a similar one yesterday

  64. Tom James says:
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    Picked up Bogaerts pre-callup betting on the come and he never came. So I dumped him for Wong and he was limp on delivery. Then Bogaerts finally came and I dropped Wong. It’s been a slippery time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It has!

  65. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Any read on this?
    Seager vs. Richards (Great BvP #’s, but struggled last three games)
    Middlebrooks @ Nolasco (Middy’s stroking but in Dodger stadium)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for the confirmation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. herschel says:
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    Usain Dolt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was mentioned yesterday, think we have better

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: guess i should re-read before spouting off…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

  67. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Drop Delgado for CMart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  68. Rudolph says:
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    Someone who can steal but doesn’t:
    a Parolee
    or
    a Goody-two-shoes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS*****

  70. Heisenberg says:
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    I have 2 starting catcher positions, with Ramos and Gattis.

    Worth picking up another catcher? Or save that money for OF or P as i’m in playoffs…

    Avila and Suzuki are available.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  71. Have Mauer as only Catcher . Drop Bogearts , Avisail Garcia or V. Martinez , or K. Morales for Ramos ? Keeper league , and I’m in playoffs,. Bogearts and Garcia are keepers for next year only at this point , and Martinez is switching with Morales at 1B and DH with R. Zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      V-Mart doesn’t have catcher eligibility in your league?

  72. goodfold2 says:
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    yesterday i endorsed, for myself, dropping Redmond in 16 teamer for Vargas due to him having good starts for ROS, but really he’d only be around till Kluber’s back. But after looking at that dude’s K rate and whip, even against HOU, I’ve decided having a stream spot/RP spot (cook/stammen/carpenter) would likely be better. Vargas’ stats scare the hell out of me since he’s been back (2 starts).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m going with Redmond tonight, fingers crossed…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m def keeping Redmond for tonight. He whooped HOU’s ass last time he faced them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  73. Wingand Aprayer says:
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    Ajax = slowpoke of the Achaeans

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we’re going with run shy

  74. El grande says:
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    What about between Niese and cosart?

  75. Greg says:
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    bonafacio or gyorko? Need steals more probably…but….and one more starter, pref with good k rate not gonna hurt me in era/whip. giving up on ws….dang. So–Vogey, Cashner, McAllister, Rusin, Kelly, or (can’t believe I’m suggesting this but) Feldman. Leaning toward Mcallister (winning team) but as Giant’s fan love Vogey, who has to prove himself for next year…sigh. Thanks as always, in advance….(current 2b is miller….who’s good but not great in any one category). I’m platooning Chavez/Pablo at 3rb ROS but wonder if I should save space and dump both for Lake….THANKS GREY!

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