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When I was younger, I played for a Little League team, the Teaneck Yankees, our manager, who went simply by the name John Doe, would spend most of his days stealing the other teams’ signs, but when he gave us advice, through a translator hired by our sponsor, Halliburton, he’d say, “The most important function of the baseball hitter is to get the base.  The second most important function of the baseball hitter is to get the WMDs.”  I searched Fangraphs for a stat abbreviated WMDs but wasn’t able to find one.  Walk-Off Moonshot Dingers?  Windup Mechanics Delivery?  Weapons of Mass Ducksnorts?  Whatever the case, I want to focus on Coach Doe’s first function, get the base.  Since the All-Star break, there’s been few hitters who are getting the base like Ender Inciarte.  In that time, he’s hitting .360 with 35 runs.  That’s the 5th best average and 8th best runs. This is a guy who last year hit .303 in 524 ABs, so it’s not a fluke, or hirame if a sushi chef is reading.  Will he give much power?  Will a llama do a NY Times crossword?  No, he won’t.  But for average and runs, you can do much worse.  Now, is it a coincidence that Coach Doe was a ringer for Saddam Hussein and you can’t spell Ender Inciarte without CIA?  I don’t know.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Welington Castillo – Headed to Coors, or as the Hitter-Tron likes to say, “I’d snake that clogged pipe.”

C.J. Cron – For full disclosure purposes, or porpoises if you work at Sea World and are killing marine mammals on the reg, I almost made Cron this week’s lede, but I had a pic of Saddam in a Yankees cap and had to roll with it.  You think I’m joking.

Josh Bell – From ESPN, “Bell has been too good for the Pirates to keep him out of the lineup.  His season line is now up to an absurd .407/.541/.704.”  Don’t take this wrong way, because I do like Bell, but that was from two games ago, and now his line is .314/.457/.543, because, ESPN makes it sound like Bell had this huge sample size.  Common mistake for those trying to overcompensate.

Trevor Plouffe – Hitting .321 with two homers in the last week.  Fun fact!  If you say “Plouffe’s hot” in France, it would mean when you’re sitting on the toilet, the water that splashed up on you was warm.

Wilmer FloresMets are getting hot at just the right time, huh?  *diverts eyes away from Mets pitchers putting police caution tape around their arms*

Xavier Scruggs – If he wasn’t the name of an actual player, Scruggs sounds like it should be the nickname for every Marlins player who they acquire for a ‘playoff run.’  They pay nothing for them, they won’t sign them to any sort of contract and they are guys no one else wants.  Your basic Scrugg.

Jefry Marte – Jefrey is no longer the guy you pay $20 to cut what remains of your hair, he’s also a hot schmotato.

Yoan Moncada – He’s going to be up today, playing and making Prospector Ralph drool so much he’s going to rust his gold fronts.  Here’s my Yoan Moncada fantasy.  It was written after a Stranger Things marathon.  Y’all need to watch this shizz.  It’s set in the 80s and better than most actual 80s movies.

Joe Panik – He sounds like the worst Marvel comic book character ever.  “My cat’s in the tree, please help.”  “WHAT IF A METEOR STRIKES THE TREE?!  WE’LL ALL DIE!!!”

Jose Peraza – He has 13 steals in only 44 games played.  You know, your basic 52-steal pace.  See, 44 multiplied by 4 is 176 games, and 13 multiplied by 4 is 52 steals.  (If he played 162 games, and the Reds played one 126-inning game to account for the extra 14 games.  It’s math, guys and five girls, it doesn’t lie.)

Jose Reyes – The signing of Reyes turned out to be a coup for the Mets, and if harmless housewives attempt to take over the country, they can fight off the coup without any worry about how awful it looks.

Asdrubal Cabrera – He hit .405 in the month of August.  That’s not a typo.  Or tipo, I always confuse those two.

JaCoby Jones – Now starting at wide receiver, JaCoby Jones, from the College of East Memphis.  Go Wild Jags!  To read more about fantasy football, click that linkie-ma-whosie.  Jones has been filling in for Maybin and Castellanos, while hitting a cool .500 (in two games, hey, it’s something).

Randal Grichuk – I just gave you my Randal Grichuk fantasy.  It was written high on Pixy Stix sugar.

Scott Schebler – He had six homers in August and hit .258.  Why couldn’t he have done that in April when I owned him in an NL-Only league?  That’s a question best left for me and my desk that has cracks in it from the banging of my head.

Yasiel Puig – 8 HRs, .400, 5 SBs or 1 HR, .256, 1 SB and one putout at third that makes him trend on Twitter the night of the game, and on Facebook two days later.  There’s likely some in-between, but I can’t fully picture it.  That’s the only two outcomes I see for him in September.

Byron Buxton – I just dropped on you my Byron Buxton fantasy.  Siri wrote it.

Jim Johnson – This is fun (for me).  In 19 2/3 IP that I’ve had Johnson, 2.29 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 12 saves with 25 Ks.  Like the quarter of Harrison Ford that is Jewish, not too shabby.

Tyler Thornburg – For guys with 50+ IP, he has the 8th best K/9, just behind Jo-Fer and Kenley Jansen.  Bee tee dubya, Kyle Barraclough has the third best in the majors (14.4), just behind Betances and Andrew Miller.

Daniel Hudson – How badly do you need saves?  I ask, because Hudson has a 6.10 ERA.  If that ERA was a librarian, it would not know alphabetical order.

J.C. Ramirez – I’ll save you the scroll, here’s what I said this morning, “Salas should be the first in line to get saves.  His name is not short for Jesus Christ SAGNOFstar.  It’s not even, Jimmy “I was Jesus’ Brother” Christ SAGNOFmediocrity.  Deolis Guerra could even see some saves, who is more like Delottery Ticket.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Tyler Skaggs – The Stream-o-Nator is caca-cuckoo for his next start.  It’s also crazy for dressing up a pillow and pretending it’s a friend.  Stream-o-Nator is lonely!

Ivan Nova – Another Stream-o-Nator pick like when it asks to pick strangers’ scabs.  No wonder it has no friends!

SELL

Wil Myers – Gonna be hard to pinpoint what to make of Myers next year.  In the 1st half, there were a lot of butt pats and well-choreographed handshakes.  In the 2nd half, he’s hitting below .200 with next to no power.  You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay on my fantasy team either.

Brandon Belt – This was his year to break out.  Instead, we have a better chance of him breaking out with acne like Brandon Belt‘s Jewish doppelganger.

Marcell Ozuna – OZUNA never want to see name in Sell column.  OZUNA embarrassed at recent play.  OZUNA hide face in mask that looks just like OZUNA so OZUNA can still get in clubhouse.

 
  1. knucks says:
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    Just a note about Belt, I agree its time to lose him. But I’m going to hold him for one more week. Llast SF trip to Coors starting on Monday. He’ll be dropped on Weds the 7th.

    Thanks for the early drop today on this article. Headed off in a few to the Poke-a-nose for the weekend. Wait, I live there, so this isn’t out of the ordinary… Except it is. Bachelor party at a cabin in the woods. Woooo!

    Have a good weekend Grey. And the rest of you Razzers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have a great time, and get a tattoo you regret!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Almost forgot, Mexacali Live in Teaneck. My favorite spot for music while “studying” at Willy P in Wayne.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You went to William Paterson? That’s awesome

  2. matt says:
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    stream Velasquez tomorrow at home vs the Barves?? He’s been garbage lately and ATL is swingin a bit but SON likes it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  3. zombie says:
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    Considering dropping Myers or Belt for Puig. (By the way, not a good feeling when you own 2 in the sell column! ugh.) However, if one of them is dropped, the other will have to be a fixture at 1b/3b for a playoff run. Worth dropping one for Puig? & if so, who goes?? Thanks & happy happy long weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Belt for Puig… You too!

      • Dave says:
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        @Grey:

        I only lose my belt for track pants

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  4. Jason Jacobson says:
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    In a 14-tm pts lg. Keep 8 for 3 years.

    W/ Glasnow off the DL I need to make a decision w/ him. I’m down a closer after losing Salas. Was thinking of picking up Hudson and dropping Glasnow. Could also drop Ventura (v. Det and @ CWS next two starts) or Ray (@ Col, @ LAD). My 3 worst hitters are Gurriel (18th rd keeper – doubt he’s in my top 8), Eaton (8th rd – so non-keeper) and Zobrist (7th rd).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Ray, you can’t start him there

  5. nick the dick says:
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    The joy of Jefry in the buy column is nobody will pick him up so he goes away, and then he comes back yaaargh! Don’t be afraid of the Jefry! https://youtu.be/6wypFJDNDw0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed him in my RCL… That was one of the worst movies, btw…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Yeah turrible, especially for fat Jonah Hill

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is so fat in person, like sweating and heavy breathing fat

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Every step he taaakes, all the sweat he maaakes, he is suuuch a dooouche

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know a friend of his that is a total douche so I can only imagine

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: and he’s short and fat which is the worst, thank god I’m tall and fat. Unless he’s a gangster then he gets fine ass tail and we all scratch our heads

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Something no one wants to discuss is my charging up RCL standings… I think no one wants to root for the favorite

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: I mentioned it the other day, Im just glad we don’t have to listen to you whine over Archer anymore. It’s your site, of course your the favorite and probably spend more time on the computer than the rest of us. I wonder what got into Magoo this year. He’s been on heavy cruise control in there

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Well since you brought it up if I drafted Carrasco instead or Archer, I’d be up by about ten points

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: Jesus Christo! and if I didn’t draft Upton in the 3rd and Gomez in the 4th we wouldn’t be having this conversation either. You see how that works.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t even get me started on Jose Abreu

                    • The Hack says:
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                      and now you know how I felt last year when I lost Miggy and Springer *turns knife*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re missing my point, Carrasco or Salazar were guys I wanted… I didn’t want Gomez… You drafted that anchor b/c you wanted him

                    • The Hack says:
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                      but you didnt get those guys because I took them because I wanted them. That’s going to happen in a draft. Its not like you had rights because you wanted them

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, I did, you wanted Gomez and Pollock and name your whole Scout team that finished in last… You wanted those scrubs, I didn’t…

                    • The Hack says:
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                      when did this become about me? You stopped whining about Archer and don’t like that I called you out for it. You draft them you deal with the consequences. I was only saying if I wanted to whine like you I could bring these names up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You can only bring up names you drafted because you wanted to draft them! I’m just being ornery for ornery sake… Messin with you…

                    • The Hack says:
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                      I know you are being ornery, you can’t get beat by JFOH. Good luck

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh, I can, and might, but it’ll be a fun stretch run, just glad to be in it

                    • The Hack says:
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                      as long as timmy mac doesnt finish top 3 Im good. But I prefer to win

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t mind McLeod, he’s one of the good ones

                    • The Hack says:
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                      but he’s not one of us…wait, Im not one of us anymore either. I’m a man without a website

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh stop

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Im gonna contact Wolfy and tell him his old buddy Jeff wants a job….can I use you as a reference?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, tell him I know who threw his magazine on the floor

                    • The Hack says:
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                      ROYCE!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Where is he?

  6. tjw4404 says:
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    I’m in a 12 team redraft h2h 5×5 league. I have one open roster spot, who should I add? Also, is there any other changes you think I should make?

    C Yasmani Grandal
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Jose Altuve
    SS Eduardo Nunez
    3B Nolan Arenado
    OF Carlos Beltran
    OF Trea Turner
    OF Khris Davis
    UTIL David Dahl

    Bench AJ Pollock

    Waivers: Ender Inciarte, CJ Cron, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Peraza, Wellington Castillo, Yoan Moncacda, Scott Schebeler, and Randall Grichuk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  7. Herr Drumpf says:
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    I can make up ground in everything but runs. Pick one to cut: Myers, Sano, Dahl, Ellsbury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury

  8. Tom says:
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    Pick two: Enciarte, Moss, Buxton, Puig, Tomas

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Tomas

  9. The tone ranger says:
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    What 3-4 would you pick to start tomorrow?
    Bum garner @ chc
    Straily vs stl
    Roark @ nym
    Gausman vs nyy
    Nova vs mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them, Straily is iffiest

  10. The Hack says:
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    Nick and Noisewater wanted Hip Hop this weekend. I’m going to start out the love with some of my laid back not taken too seriously rap. Some of my favorite producers, not the greatest rappers, but know how to layer like few can

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qaT2tfP-4Y

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least it’s not Logic, they’re saying

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: I vowed to keep it old and random this weekend and i’m stcking to it. This song makes me cream my jeans https://youtu.be/Nx3a06Y3yVw

          • nick the dick says:
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            @The Hack: So good right?!…diggin this PUTS stuff too

            • The Hack says:
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              @nick the dick: they are a roll one up and chill group

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was so hoping that was 360 Grad Puba… But not random enough, prolly

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now you’re speaking my language!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                What the what?

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Grey: Not a Shabaam Shadeeq fan? That’s a banger

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: Speaking of, thinking about going to see Thirstin Howl in RI

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @nick the dick: Love to, little secret, I’m Ralph Lifshitz because I’m a Lo-Life stan.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Never heard of him (them?)

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: The Polorican! He’s weird, don’t think you’d like him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Anything that is part rican I’m hot for, no joke

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: sure can’t argue with that!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We should do a Razzconvention in the Rico!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: RazzRico!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: I love you for loving Thirstin. Was gonna play Brooklyn Hardrock for you too…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thirstin’s just crazy enough to get this party started the right way, with a satellite dish made from coconuts, outsourced to The Professor

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: Heard him featured on someones track recently and he doesn’t sound the same at allll

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’m sitting down for this song…

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: You might not be able to get back up once he blows you to smithereens

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Ha!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: I remember my boy playing Skilligan’s Island for me on vinyl for the first time over a decade ago. Bringing back memories man!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope your boy was wearing a hula skirt

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Grey: @Grey My parents love the Smithereens. My dad used to rock a ref 11 shirt at the gym for like a year after he got it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That song was awful, must respect to your old man

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @nick the dick: Did you just post Co-Flow/EL-P? I thought I was on an island with those guys when it came to the Razzball crew.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah buddy! Posted 8 steps to perfection randomly last week too, got no love. So so good….that’s awesome your team is Polorican. I gotta check out that doc. I really might go to see him, how many chances to see him will one really get?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Did Em even know he was on this track?

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: Am I too late to the Polorican love fest. I have a signed Skilligan’s Island poster I got from UGHH.com back in the day when they did all those promotions. Russian Roulette is one of my all-time favorite songs.

  11. Nick says:
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    “Plouffe’s hot” in France, it would mean when you’re sitting on the toilet

    no way !! you’re crazy !!

    Nick from France !! ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  12. Cram It says:
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    Brock Stewart is starting soon? When? Last I’ve read on his players pages is that he was sent down after the outing against the Cubs. Nothing about being recalled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, was he? I wrote this yesterday… Will check when back at my computer

  13. Jon says:
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    Looking to drop someone to activate Wade Davis. Keep 18 league, so not looking to drop anyone who can break out in 2017. Who gets the axe?

    Fowler, Melvin Upton, Boyd, Manaea, Musgrove, Snell, Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd

  14. Knuckle Shuffler says:
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    12 team Yahoo Keeper with OPS, currently sitting 2nd

    Thinking of switching Grandal out for Castillo (have Gary Sanchez)
    Ozuna for Broxton
    Jake Lamb for Plouffe
    Thoughts?

    Loved Stranger things..just finished the Get Down and just started The Night Of

    Thanks heaps and have a magic weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem … How was Get Down? I’d take Welington, Plouffe, Broxton

      • Knuckle Shuffler says:
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        @Grey:

        The Get Down was good…a little over the top and kooky but that’s what you get from Baz Luhrman. It only dealt with 1977 so scope for more possibly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, thanks!

  15. Nick says:
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    Keepers ‘ team
    i have Altuve and Treat at 2B (soon Treat will be a Trout !!)
    3B is open : Sano Lamb or Carpenter

    need to drop one and activate José! for the rest of the season
    Myers looks like droppable for the end of the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Sano

  16. ImSoLit says:
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    Moncada losing 2B elig next year? Or only qualify for 3B in 2017

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he doesn’t play at 2B which seems unlikely

  17. boomer19 says:
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    Was offered Moncada for my Villar. For next year who do you see with the most value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  18. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Pick three players to roster, two for the bench, one to start. My offense has been a dumpster fire last month so I kinda need all categories in a 5×5.

    Inciarte, Moncada, Belt, Melvin, Ellsbury, Gardner, Pederson, Melvin Upton, K.Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada, Ender, No one, Ellsbury

  19. grey stop me if I’m repeating myself…. But Tim Tebow if given the opportunity could supply his minor league affiliate with free circumcisions for all christian latin players that weren’t blessed by our american denominator’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You working in the Trump campaign?

  20. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    PLAYOFFS BABY. Week 1 of a 2 week matchup.

    Would you drop Rodon (vs DET, -$5.8) and/or Stroman (vs BOS, $7.1) for:

    2 start Luke Weaver (@PIT, vs MIL, $18.2) and/or 2 start Paxton (v TEX, @ OAK, $11.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon and Stroman for both

  21. Los Putos says:
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    Puig over Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    who should i roll tonight? pick 3

    moncada, j harrison, judge, c hernandez, school, jana

    thx!

  23. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Guess I don’t understand Sep callups. Thought we would see Murphy tonight. When is he expected? (I know you are predicting split time.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be this weekend, could be next June… I don’t know if he’s definitely coming up

      • Simply Fred

        Simply Fred says:
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        @Grey: Looking like not. If for ‘this weekend’, would have expected him today. Guess I will let go of the dream. (Thanks for quick response!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Simply Fred

            Simply Fred says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Went to drop him and ESPN noted that he had been called up ‘on Friday’. Guess he might see some time after all…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, I have no idea when guys will be called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have my publisher, Ted, mail it out

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Will he use the ifetch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He can, if he wants, this is his decision, I’m empowering him

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: You’re like Mark Ruffalo with the Trans community. Just trying to help dog kind.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m like a PETA member that only cares about dogs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, I’m loving this Shabeem joint, how’d I miss this

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Not sure how you missed out on

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      were you starting to sing “Grey is just Albright with me, Grey is just Albright oh yeah!” Well that’s what I’m singing now anyway.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Everyone should be!

  24. B.o.B says:
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    Just a heads up on Skaggs for his next start…it’s against the Mariners, whom in 2 starts against he has gone 8.2 innings and given up 15 hits, 5 BB, 8 ER and 2 HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON likes it, not sure where the last two were

  25. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    No Moncada tonight, it seems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit!

  26. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I gambled on Salty on a couple of teams as he is 2/3 with 2 HRs vs Duffy, but not playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I gambled on Marte, but not playing him b/c Puig’s got an 0-for-4 with my name on it

  27. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    De Leon promoted!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who just dropped him in our league?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: no idea? Did you claim him or try to?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can wait now to decide after his Saturday start (if that is when he’s starting)

  28. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Tom Murphy too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saw you had him already

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: yeah I added him a few days ago. He was my add for Sandy leon on all my RCLs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You were without a catcher for a few days? You think Murphy plays over Hundley?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Just Thursday but there were four games. He’s like the Ultimate Coors catcher. Slugging is 647, and he hits a ton of line drives and Fly balls. He should play over Wolters, and see some pinch-hit opportunities.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Over Wolters is kinda bleh in 12 team mixed, w/out DH in Coors

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: All catchers sit some, if he hits like he can the upside is huge.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re crazy for rookie nookie

  29. The Harrow says:
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    so he isn’t “just a pinch runner” eh, yet WHY is shaw playing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridiculous

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: beat reporter said something about how they did the same for Xander, Benitendi (take in the first mlb game on the bench)

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: i dropped aybar (have iglesias in DL slot) and moved moncada to MI before BOS’s lineup came out (since aybar was starting soon) in AL only.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Grey: eh, just sucks for today (hopefully)

  30. muskysmell says:
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    I’m up 30+ points (all credit to this blog) in my roto league and I’m still glued to my baseball feed and scores…I’m a full blown baseball addict. I’ll truly be sad for 6 months once the season ends…

    Happy Friday!
    Have a great weekend everyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same here, except the up by 30 points, good stuff!

      • muskysmell says:
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        LOL
        “Other than that thing with your husband, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?”

        Word up!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  31. Count de Monetball says:
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    Are you starting Duffy against Detroit at home tonight? Duffy was rough as last time out in the Tigers have been on a roll

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Damn that’s some serious whiplash

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love that I have Jefry on my bench too for Puig

  32. Huddy says:
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    Grey, picking up prospects to block others for playoffs but dropped Edner..would you drop Gyorko for him? (Ill send apology letter to him later)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Ender

  33. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If De Leon comes up, and with Urias up but on the verge of innings limit – in a QS league for H2H playoffs beginning 9/12, would you drop Phelps (should be back before 9/12 to those tasty match ups), Ervin Santana (QS monster), Alex Reyes (tasty but hard to see going 6+ On the reg with those walks), or Joe Ross (prob back soon to nice match ups) for either or both of Urias, De Leon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross and Phelps

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. the swinging says:
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    I searched the page for makiel francos name before posting.

    How is he not on your sell? He’s been murdering fantasy team for well over a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I almost put him there, maybe next week… I could see dropping him

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: next up is jake lamb… what a loser this guy is, he even homers in a pinch hit at bat this week so he was on the bench.

        Anyway, tonight in Colorado Lamb was 0-3 with 2 strikeouts and a walk.

        The opposing pitcher J De la Rosa allowed 7 hits 4 walks 5 earned and 2 ks…

        So awful my teams are literally falling apart.

        Anthony rizzo how about a long ball buddy?

        How do I not have kris bryant on a single team? I don’t deserve the bracelet this year….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

          • the swinging says:
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            @Grey:

            U moving on from lamb?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sure

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, cut Lamb

  35. muskysmell says:
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    this Trea Turner kid….damn…I’ve got a massive, Louisville slugger-sized boner just looking at his stats extrapolated over a full season…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s Mike Trout at 2B (not really, but it’s fun to say)

      • muskysmell says:
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        don’t even get me started on 2B…I had all kinds of plans to have Moncada at 2B all of 2017 for me, but noooooo the Red Sox had to think about their playoff chances…Jerks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s still time, Pedroia could get injured in the spring

  36. Speedo Reid-o says:
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    Grey, do you like Bundy or Guerra more ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra

      • Speedo Reid-o says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Oh, also Puig or Grichuk as a 4th OF? Have a great Labor Day weekend, hope you get some R&R.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig, you too!

      • Speedo Reid-o says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Oh, also Puig or Grichuk as a 4th OF? Have a great Labor Day weekend, hope you get some R&R.

  37. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    earlier my question wasn’t particularly what plantar faciitis feels like (bossman did cover that well) but is it common for somebody who’s had problems in one foot for years, to suddenly have the issue in the OTHER foot? i’ll ask again tomorrow, bet bossman knows about that too.

    like you’ll see somebody have bad arthritis in left knee, does it just show up in the right knee too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I have no idea

  38. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    I feel kinda bad for Liriano. Just came on in relief and promptly gave up a cheapo homer. Throwing garbage that either hits the ground or finds a bat. He really seems to not know what he’s doing out there. Got yanked without getting an out. He’s got the look of a guy who’ll be out of the league in two years. Pretty big fall from grace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s done

    • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: searage lost his notebook on this one.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’ve been free falling for days now…started when I said Thirstin is playing like an hour away from me coming up and I think now it’s all convinced me I should go

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: And how funny is this jail recipes?? It’s like Fuck, That’s Disgusting

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @nick the dick: Haha I read the description of the video and still have no idea what I watched. I’ve listened to Dreams of Fucking a Cartoon Bitch about 5 times tonight.

          I think it would be cool to go…doubt he would be that good these days, but you could say you saw him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Haha! The internet can be such a beautiful thing.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: You ruined my life with this. I’ll never recover.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That was the best thing I’ve ever seen… Rudy ruined me with it…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: I watched it after you posted it at about 1:30 am and was so scared to go to sleep. A music-less video youtube hole you don’t wanna fall into that late.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cougs didn’t get it at all, she was like, “Is this the video the filmed and put into music later?”

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: That video needs a random 20 seconds of the Benny Hill music inserted into it (yakity sax)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yakety sax makes everything better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  39. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up.

    Do you like starlin Castro or didi (my Yankees!) over anyone in a standard 5×5 category league?

    C: Sanchez
    1B: E5
    2B: Murphy
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Marte, Khris Davis, Yasmany
    Util: votto, Dahl
    Bench: Yoan moncada , Hernan Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  40. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    CRAP, i was hoping we’d get some clarity on dropping herrera, but if wade coughs this up we won’t have any.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh

      • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: yea, clarity!

        • For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          @For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: and i’ve been stupidly benching thornburg the last few days (he’s pitched about every damn one of them). don’t have to 2nd guess myself on which closer to bench daily now. kelvin is just gone.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  41. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Ah Grey two days left and I’m now up 67 so I’m trying to make sure I grab the right pitchers going into the rest of this weekend. Looks like my opponent will be starting the following so far:

    Today:
    Hill vs. SD (34.5)
    Musgrove @TEX (-7.8)
    Bettis vs. ARI (-12.3)

    Sunday:
    Archer vs. TOR (25.7)
    C-Mart @CIN (13.9)
    Chatwood vs. ARI (?)

    1. So right now I had planned the starts marked with asterisks below but I can potentially start up 3 guys today so who should I go with who today? Salazar’s start was switched Bauer’s so not sure about him and your Buy had me debating Skaggs?

    8/3
    Nova vs. MIL (14.3)*
    Skaggs @SEA (11.1)
    Bauer vs. MIA (4.6)*
    Perdomo @LAN (-18.2)

    2. I know it may depend on where the matchup is going into Sunday but should I definitely be grabbing/starting anyone else other than Salazar? Anyone I should pickup just in case?

    8/4
    Salazar vs. MIA (21.1)*
    De Leon vs. LAD (?)
    Lugo vs. WAS (-2.7)
    Miley vs. NYA (-7.3)
    E. Rodriguez @OAK (-11.4)
    Koehler @CLE (-25.5)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oops it was late when I posted that… De Leon is vs. SD (28.1) … not his own team (don’t do drugs kids)…

      Also would you drop A. Reyes for De Leon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nova vs. MIL (14.3)*
      Bauer vs. MIA (4.6)*

      2. De Leon

  42. Alex says:
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    Drop D. Travis for De Leon, Lugo, or J Gray?

    This would move Moncada to util and I’d be without a bench bat.

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: or drop Urias for any of those.. When will he be shut down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Leon

  43. ERad says:
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    Pictures start at 230 PM – bring your finest mustache wax!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Congratulations! Have a great time, and remember your wife’s name

  44. torenado says:
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    Schebler or Souza ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  45. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP.

    Looking for a little pop from my SS position.

    AssCab, Didi or Starlin? (sounds like the name of the members of a defunct rap group)

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza:

      Follow up for same league: Hernan Perez or Ender?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  46. nick the dick says:
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    Speaking of wedding, i’m going to my second lesbian wedding of the year tonight and I will be so many of those new party words kids say. Turnt, lit….live or poppin is so much better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stay woke! You have a ton of lesbian friends huh? These aren’t straight men marrying?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Ha I try to hang with tang when I can. These are my mad fun, raunchy, pot smoking, hip hop lez friends. Wouldn’t be caught dead at a straight wedding.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lesbians and black girls love me….I don’t have any black lesbian friends, however…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Exactly the same for me. We need some black lesbian friends!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, if I lived by you we could go out and cruise for them in lesbian and/or black bars

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: They wouldn’t be able to handle the ruckus our combined G we would bring. Tell em, look here sweet thang, I know you don’t do the D but you can always…
                https://youtu.be/hlMKEGWghro

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I should be on the cover of that album

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That was pretty hilarious

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: This comedian Ben Hoffman who had a weird funny show on tv a while back, did a whole country album as Walker Wheeler Jr. So good, just chock full of hits. ‘Which one o’ you queers gonna suck my d*ck’, ‘Better off beatin’ off’. The list goes on..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  47. The Black Adder says:
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    Gausman has been on a little mini hot streak. Is it foolish to believe in him in a game against the Yankees in Baltimore tonight? SON likes him okay, but hot streaks create fallacies of trust that can crash down hard. What do YOU think, oh Teaneck Yankee of yesteryear…and forever?

    How do I make a funny little picture appear next to my name like you have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming Gausman tonight, and praying… Gravatar.com, upload pic

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: So, only if I really need him…because it’sdefinitely a roll of the dice. Doncha think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  48. The Black Adder says:
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    Would you drop any of Salazar, Shoe, or Gio, or are they good starters to have around the clubhouse? You know, morale and all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Gio

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  49. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    If you removed Peraza from all your lineups, you can put him back in. Peraza was added to Saturday’s lineup in place of Brandon Phillips.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  50. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. For rest of season and keeper for next year who do you like between Moncada and Chris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  51. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you stream Bauer today at home vs Miami? Seems like a decent matchup for him. Trying for QS and good ratios. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  52. The Guy says:
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    Brault, Rey Lopez, or Lugo for a stream tomorrow

    • The Guy says:
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      @The Guy: Brault vs MIL
      Lugo vs WAS
      Lopez vs NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  53. Chris says:
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    H2H points league – Championship Week

    Which pitcher to use? Dropping the other to stream.

    Hellickson @ Mia. (Cashner) – SON (3.2)

    or

    Jaime Garcia vs. Mil. (Guerra) – SON (11.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  54. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Well, Straily got me a win and 5 Ks, nice ERA, but
    he walked 7 hawk-eyed Cardinals, in the hot afternoon sun.
    They were praying for a clutch hit, in the alley, for a run.
    But we knew our guns were empty
    And we knew we couldn’t win
    But our final prayer was answered
    When the game mercifully ended.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  55. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Weekly roto. are you trusting Paxton and his hangnail next week (vs Tex, @ oak) or drop for Bundy or Guerra? Also, same league, Jankowski or Peraza for sagnof?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra, Peraza

  56. J-FOH says:
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    Sorry for being away but I’m going to jump back in the hip hop show with one of my favorite under ground producers (Exile). Funny who’s the MC on this, most people know him from his contemporary work.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNq9pr2Thmc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, I need a Dollar Aloe Blacc? That is surprising

  57. Slimbo says:
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    Hey bud would you drop soler for aj reed in a keep forever dyno?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  58. The tone ranger says:
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    Do you trust any of
    Anderson @pit,
    mchugh @tex,
    volquez vs det
    or Norris @kc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  59. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    20 teamer with holds, relief appearances, relief wins, K/9 as added stuff. h2h. playoffs next week. i got jeffress to NA (didn’t do it before since i’d have to activate cobb, but he did well enough that i’m willing to cut liriano forever now). dynasty. who’s best here (they all appear to be 7th inning or so). i have salas already, so best two with him and these:
    jennings WSOX
    layne NYY
    abad BOS
    lyles (now a holds guy) COL
    estevez COL (doing better again)
    e.escobar ARI (he’s actually been their best guy for a while now)
    hansel and grettel robles NYM (bad for a while though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez, Escobar

  60. Wilson. says:
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    I need WHIP lower to gain more scores.
    Are they safe to start today?
    LAD De Leon vs SD $28.1
    CLE Salazer vs MIA $20.2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting both

  61. toneDEAF! says:
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    H2h points league. Kepler and Jankowski have kinda went off the deep end in production lately…

    Replace them with : Kendrys Morales, Inciarte, Pence, or Adonis G.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Adonis

  62. Steve says:
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    Is Skaggs a streamer?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: also, drop Ozuna for Adonis?

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve: actually, Ozuna or Judge for Adonis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either, Ozuna

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: gracias on all counts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    Good day, sir. Who would you prefer as a bench bat heading into the playoffs, D. Fowler or W. Myers? 10 team standard h2h league.

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  64. John says:
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    Couple of quick shots as I exit the playoffs in Round One today (ugh):Comments based on H2H leagues.
    1. Thanks for Villar. Best waiver of the year.
    2. Hurdle’s penchant for “genius” has to be taken into consideration on draft day. Polanco would be so much better if he played everyday and in the right batting order (especially early in the year). Drops him two rounds in my mind.
    3. Steals are overrated in all player raters. Cheap steals easy to obtain especially late in the year with call ups.
    4. Franco so overrated this year….but I will grab him next year for sure as I tend to be off a year!
    5. I too had an Archer year. Had back 2 back picks rounds 4 and 5. Despite my own board, rankings, I went Archer and Carrasco instead of Noah and Stras. Reason: I am an idiot and I feared the latter two would have injury problems. I am the Hurdle of pitching decisions.
    6. It is weird to read middle aged white guys talk so much about hip hop.
    7. I miss JFoh cuz he is easy to needle into convoluted explanations of his poor advice (at times as we all can not be 100% right). But you talk about Pretzel Logic. I miss that.
    8. Thanks for the great reads each morning. Amusing as it gets!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks… Thanks!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @The Hack: @nick the dick: @Grey: Gentlemen, let’s keep these conversations to yacht rock, country, and Pearl Jam! Hip-hop! What are we 17?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So true

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: yacht rock! Best Sirius channel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Imma let you finish, but I have no idea what yacht rock is

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: you don’t have Sirius?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I do, but it’s not in presets and don’t venture out of them often…Backspin, 80s, 90s and The Heat is about it

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: I have like 40 presets so I get around…the dial

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, I bet

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Hall and Oates, Steely Dan that sort of stuff is Yacht Rock

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, I love that!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      some of the earliest music I remember from being in the car with my mom. Pop music from the late seventies. Bob Welch! I remember having a hard time understanding how this guy had time to pitch for the Dodgers and make music that was in my parents records.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnJOsfalSYs

    • nick the dick says:
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      @John: Well we are sicker than your average white guys!…no need to miss JFoh, he’s right up there and bound to be right down there later

    • The Hack says:
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      @John: I prefer if you call it piss poor advice. I’m so glad all the guys I told people to draft in my late round flyers posts had terrible years like Napoli, Brad Miller Adam Duvall, Justin Turner, Jackie Bradley…worst calls ever. Remember when I used to do the creepers of the week. Those guys always sucked, even though I did them the right way *wink wink nudge nudge* I miss that needling, those crafty comments roping me in. Memories

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      Hey. I’m well past my prime, but I think I’m under middle age. I’ve done a lot of things and eat what I like though…so I guess I am my middle age.

  65. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a tight race for ratios. A bit scared to start Archer today at home vs. Toronto. Should I be starting all my stud pitchers down the stretch or should I strictly be playing matchups the rest of the way?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Archer

  66. Seth says:
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    Grey – need your thoughts ASAP – I’m in the playoffs and can only pick up players for the following week by the Sunday prior – I have Iwakuma and I’m thinking of dropping him for De Leon –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  67. Cohen says:
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    Grey, whos the better start, Lopez vs Mets or Iwakuma vs Angels?

    • Cohen says:
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      @Cohen: or Lugo vs Nationals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. The tone ranger says:
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    Am I crazy for starting Lopez against the mets today? If he doesn’t blow up I get positive points which helps but if he does I go negative. 2 if of his starts he’s struck out 9 or more and his babip is high. Citi field is somewhat forgiving but all that considered is it a worthwhile gamble? SON likes volquez which is why I asked above but I just don’t know. This is my season on the line lol

    • Grey

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      Start him

  69. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    JJ Hardy 9/18 with 3 HRs vs Pineda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But I have Steve Pearce!

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Well, don’t say I didn’t tell you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does anyone in the AL not have good stats vs. Pineda?

          • VinWins

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            @Grey: Perhaps, but there is no way to find out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • VinWins

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                @Grey: You win. 0/4 vs 0/3 with an RBI.

                • Grey

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                  Wish I would’ve just started Villar

  70. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Grey!
    Happy long weekend!

    Apparently, I joined the world’s only league that hasn’t reached playoffs yet. This is like running a marathon, watching everyone finish well behind the ungodly Ethiopian runner, while having to continue to my own special finish line that happens to be 5 miles up the road. Uphill. I’m so tired.

    Have 1 more week of regular season.

    12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP). Barring complete implosion next week, should have Round 1 bye

    Team is solid all around most weeks, but sometimes struggles w/ AVG, HR and OBP

    C- Sanchez
    1B- Goldy
    2B- Dozier
    3B- Longo
    SS- Seager
    OF- Harper / Marte / Crush
    Util- Villar / Pollock
    Bench- Krush / Dahl

    Available on wire: Bregman / Ender

    1) Any moves to be made? Was thinking maybe Bregman > Longo or Khrush?

    2) Will need to ditch at least 1 bench bat before playoffs for arm(s). Will revisit this in 2 weeks, but who do you think will be the first two to go? Need to prepare myself emotionally… separation anxiety

    3) Pitching questions forthcoming

    4) Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… 1. Villar should be benched, I’d hold who you have 2. Dahl

  71. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Thanks!… And yeah Villar is on bench

  72. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Oh no! Billy Hamilton taken out after a check swing. Possible oblique injury. Prayer circle assemble!

    • Grey

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      Damn

  73. goodfold2 says:
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    was starting to get down when i benched grichuk today for the buxton i just grabbed (12 teamer redraft), and the BOOM!

    i know it’s only been like 3 or 4 days here, but this is what a top prospect looks like when he’s figured it out. i think a-roid sucked till his 4th or 5th call up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  74. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like between pujols and cron for next week?

    • Grey

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      Pujols

  75. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only with hits added and no hitting ratios.
    C hundley
    1B au rizz
    2B murphy
    3B rendon
    SS villar
    CI joseph
    MI nunez
    OF (4) marte/altherr/adonis/span
    util (2) contreras/o.arcia (SD)
    BN pollock/mercer/heyward
    who’s my drop for OBP wolf, recently dropped? i know 3 catchers, BUT with 2 utils, and contreras is an OF too, gotta think those HR’s are useful. plus hundley gets enough off days. altherr maybe? arcia if he were cold but he isn’t when he plays.

    • Grey

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      Altherr

  76. YC says:
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    Remember like 6 weeks into the season all those “drop Dozier for Brock Holt?” questions in the comments?

    In first in my RCL – Dozier is the number one reason.

    • Grey

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      Yup

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @YC: yeah, i didn’t accept a trade offer of him in an OBP with total bases 16 team dynasty that would’ve had me giving back kipnis during that time. owner was actually hounding me about trying to dump dozier at that point. i was right to do so at the time, as he was straight up shit, for over a month straight at least.

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    apparently it’s christmas time for those who don’t either have any bench MI or just don’t set lineups, with that villar pinch run HR, on my bench in at least 12 leagues.

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      @goodfold2: also, SEARAGE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such crap

  78. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    the king has returned! pompey pompey pompey!

    • Grey

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      Haha

  79. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ooof BHam strained oblique – hold for further update or is he droppable in redraft h2h leagues? (Had him as my bench burner to spell springer Bautista trout in the OF based on weekly need) – would drop him for extra pitching (shoe, Jose of Lion, streamer slot).

    • Grey

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      Droppable likely, I’d wait for a few more hours for an update

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Dropped Benoit to get a bat to fill in for Duvall. Benoit strikes out the side and is line for the win. Revenge for Michael Feliz?

    • Grey

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      I hope so! (Kidding, I’m hoping against it, we’re in this together, FGMP)

  81. Pete says:
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    In a points league where Ks count as -1, would you grab Puig, Heyward, or Buxton over Alex Gordon and/or Brad Miller for the next 3 weeks of playoffs? I have a bye next week and trying to fine tune for the 2 weeks that follow.

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: and Morales is available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton and Puig

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: thanks. and grab in that order? i can do buxton or puig for gordon tonight and will be able to do the other tomorrow.

        • Grey

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          Yes, that order

  82. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. reddick losing playing time (we DON’T lose our players midseason when they are traded), him or almonte (who seems to play every day)k

    2. in a 20 team h2h league with OPS, total bases, hits added, j.bell or adonis?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: 3.crap, lost shoemaker in the AL only, any of these better or just stream: albers, oberholtzer (replacing showmaker), whoever replaces c.green (a.warren maybe?), one of the OAK guys triggs,mengden, alcantara or the super prospect cotton? i could drop shoemaker with assumption he’s out for year, since they might not DL him.

  83. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Which 2 start pitcher you like best for h2h first week of playoffs

    Luke Weaver @PIT, MIL
    Smyly BAL, @NYY
    Anderson SF, @SD
    Eickhoff @MIA, @WAS
    Finnigan NYM, @PIT

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: according to SON, smyly’s 2nd start is @ TOR.

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