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*sings Kelis song in head for five minutes before starting post*  Okay, now that that’s out of the way, I can teach you, but I have to charge.  Stupid brain!  Denard Span has been hotter than something that’s hot in a situation that’s even hotter.  I’m thinking he’s hotter than a stolen wallet that fell into the crack of the world’s fattest man.  You can fill in a better allusion if you’d like.  I’m empowering you, my prematurely balding men readers.  Let’s go back to the beginning of the season, March Grey drafted Denard Span in his last draft of the year, an NL-Only league.  I, Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario, was happy to get him, figured he could give me solid counting stats and 20-25 steals.  Five months later, I was benching him for Eric Young, Garrett Jones, Reymond Fuentes, really anyone.  Then Span decided to reach my projections in the final month.  He’s hitting over .400 in September and has stolen more bases this month than all of August (yes, he only stole one base in August, so it’s not that spectacular of an achievement).  If you’re struggling for runs, steals and average, I’d grab Span in every league.  The only way he could get hotter is if the world’s fattest man farts.  Allusion callback!  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Josmil Pinto – Was a solid enough prospect in the minors and has been hitting extremely well since his call-up.  Joe Mauer would cut into his playing time, but Joe Mauer is wearing permanent swirly glasses.  That’s right, even Beano can’t stop this Pinto from letting loose!  Two blurbs, two fart jokes…Do I hear three?!

Wilson Ramos – Yes, I’m totally, incomprehensibly jazzed about Wilson Ramos for next year.  It could be because I happen to be watching the Nats recently and have seen Ramos power balls to the opposite field and with ease hit balls out of Metco.  Maybe it’s because it’s September and you get jazzed about the things there are to get jazzed about.  Either way — or as Mystikal would say eye-thurr way — Ramos is hot right now so definitely worth grabbing.  Hitter-Tron also loves Ramos this week like a horny robot likes touching a screwdriver.

Yan Gomes – Check out where Gomes is on our 7-Day Player Rater.  Look at me making you work for insight.  No more spoonfeeding you.  From now on, you have to earn all knowledge.  Give a man a fish, and he’s fed for a day.  Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime, though he will have wet socks too.

Matt Adams – Fatt Adams hasn’t really mustered a whole lot since taking over for Craig (it’s really only been a week, so we’ll cut him some slack.  Not going to cut him slacks, not enough fabric for that.)

Chris Colabello – He was this week’s Creeper by our very own fantasy football chief spin doctor, Sky.  Little Miss Sky can’t be wrong.

Josh Rutledge – The scouting report for Rutledge says he has speed and power and shouldn’t hit for as low an average as he currently is.  Not sure.  Never heard of him before.  Who’s he play for?

Donovan Solano – I recently picked up Solano in an NL-Only league.  That’s where he plays.  I don’t mean in the NL; I mean, he’s viable in fantasy for deep3 leagues.

Brad Miller – His hitting has the skillful charm that makes me want to call him Blarney Miller.  BTW, Abe Vigoda?  Still alive!  (As of this writing.)

Trevor Plouffe – I’m not sure 100% because he’s dead now (not Abe Vigoda — yet), but I believe when my German grandfather used to have to go to the bathroom, he would say, “I need to be plouffing.”  I wonder if my dad remembers.  Alas… We may never know!  Plouffe has been doing anything but plouffing at the plate over the last ten days.

Cody Asche – Doesn’t he sound like someone celebrities would rally behind because of some in vogue charity fundraiser?  “We’re here today to raise money for Cody Asche’s surgery.  He needs to have his superfluous ear removed?  No one needs to hear that much.  Let’s go to the phone banks where Susan Sarandon is taking calls.”  Eh, maybe it’s just me.  Also, what’s just me, is my love for Asche.  He’s my September Nolan Arenado.  BTW, I can see myself owning Arenado and Asche coming out next year’s drafts (unless, of course, Machado is severely downgraded, which seems doubtful).  Bring on the upside 3rd basemen; to hell with any 3rd basemen taken in the first five rounds unless I luck into the first pick of the draft.

Billy Hamilton – In the olden days to measure the speed of someone’s pitch, they would put a duck on the mound with the pitcher, a bucket of water by home plate and as the pitcher wound up to deliver the pitch, they would light a firecracker in the duck’s ass.  If the pitch beat the duck to the bucket of water, he threw over 90 MPH.  Due to PETA and advances in technology, they now use speed guns, but I’d love to see Hamilton race a firecracker’d duck.

Zack Cozart – It would be total crap for fantasy if Dusty pulled this trick, but imagine Hamilton is only used as a pinch runner all next year?  Dusty would have a 20-homer, 40+ steal Frankenstein hitter.  I mention Hamilton again, because he’s so much more interesting than the hitting-around-.300-over-the-last-week Cozart.

Michael Wacha – There wasn’t one starter I loved on Friday to stream.  I considered Charlie Morton, but felt he was only if you were desperate.  Yes, I’m assuming you’re not desperate.  Hehe, silly me!  Wacha gets the Mariners on Saturday and, as with most starters in September, I say you just look at the Stream-o-Nator and go from there.

Dillon Gee – As I said the other day, he didn’t look that bad vs. the Nats on Tuesday despite the result, and I’d definitely roll with him again on Sunday vs. the Marlins.  Gee, you think, Grey?  Yes, yes I do.

Jhoulys Chacin – The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his weekend start in Arizona, but I could see streaming him there and I’m not as concerned.  Doesn’t seem like a great bet for a win, but a quality start could be in order.

Rick Porcello – No idea what to make of Porcello; he goes from start to start all over the map, but if there’s anywhere on the map I’d start him in every league it’s in Seattle.  2nd best place is in Detroit vs. the Mariners.

Sergio Santos – The closepocalypse brings with it winds of up to 78 MPH and torrential rainstorms of saves to random middle relievers.  It’s a tough time, especially for someone like me that needs to report from the eye of the storm.  Yet, I’d sure take that over a peaceful time when I can’t grab a vulture save from anywhere.  Santos really isn’t supposed to get saves, but I guess I could see it if the Blue Jays want to give him a few looks late in the year to see if he can handle the job.  It’s a stretch.  A streeeeeeeetch, even.

A.J. Ramos – Another guy that probably won’t get saves, but could simply because his team might want to see what he does with an opportunity, in case they want to move on from their incumbent closer in the offseason.  Five over-the-internet dollars says you had to Google to see who Ramos pitches for.  It’s the Marlins with Cishek possibly moving.  Look at me taking pageviews away from Google.   Ask Jeeves or bust, amiright?

Jarrod Dyson – SAGNOF!

Kole Calhoun – The Hot Dog Man is hitting near .400 in the last week in a run-producing slot rather than at the top of the lineup, which I’m not sure I agree with, but I haven’t agreed with The Sciosciapath since he catcalled Napoli’s mom with, “Va Va Voom!”

Evan Gattis – Is it obvious I group players in the Buy column by their position?  I’ve never made that clear.  So, it says something that Gattis is with the outfielders.  He plays there for fantasy, but obviously is more valuable as a catcher.

Angel Pagan – I almost left off Pagan because he hasn’t been playing every day and, let’s face facts, Jack, he’s not that otherworldly to make it worth it to platoon him.  If you’re struggling for runs, I could see looking at Pagan in deeper leagues, or in leagues where you need to roster a player that sounds like a Dan Brown novel.  He’s a lot more desirable there than Krazy Albino.

Alex Presley -  Some weeks it feels like you can’t throw a rock without hitting five 2nd basemen with power on waivers.  Other weeks, it’s all about outfielders that have average and runs.  This is one of those latter weeks.  “I love ladder weeks!”  That’s Jose Altuve mishearing me.

SELL

Dexter Fowler – He hasn’t had a truly positive month for fantasy since April, so this drop isn’t just because he’s hurt.  Oh, but he is hurt.  Let me go into my Bag o’ Sarcasm and pull out a yay.

Allen Craig – And Carlos Gonzalez and Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner and Joe Mauer and whoever else is hurt.  You just look obstinate holding onto these guys, which is even worse because you don’t know what obstinate means.  No, it is not what the OB in OB/GYN stands for.

Desmond Jennings – Since my luck with sells has been so wonky of late, I’m half telling you to drop Jennings to reverse jinx him into playing better because there’s some leagues where I can’t drop him.  He’s borderline to move on from.  He definitely hasn’t looked right since he fractured his finger, so I’d move on in shallower leagues.  In deeper leagues, I’m holding him for the chance that maybe he figures out how to hit with presumably a busted up finger.  Oh, no, I feel a freestyle coming on… I need a bat that’s muy caliente, Jennings’ fingers can’t count to ten like Jaime Escalante.  My Spanish baby mama calls our kid, Omar Infante!

473 Responses

  1. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is it CAY burnett suh VIG non in Texas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

  2. OaktownSteve says:
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    Cabernet Sauvignon drawl style

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha… Oh man… Lat night we had a five wine mix.. Basically it was punch…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Tasting notes:

        Hints of grape Jolly Ranchers and Juicy Fruit. Serve with: squirrel burgoo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And a touch of beef… Speaking of which, just had some kick ass BBQ… Texas can still do that with the best of them…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Brisket, baked beans, collards and cornbread.

            I’m at the space and science center with the boy using his adorableness as a conversation starter with moms and nannys

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You using your kid as a wing man? Nice!

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Just a little light and only slightly inappropriate flirting to stave off the often crushing boredom of daily kid care.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Whatever it takes to get through the day…

          • How’d it compare to Franklin’s and J. Mueller’s in Austin (the two best bbq plates i’ve ever had)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pork ribs were right there, brisket was a bit dry and need gobs of sauce… Better than LA (saying nothing) not as good as Mueller or Franklins… Not even as good as Salt Lick at the airport…

              • ryanjoe13 says:
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                @Grey: @Grey: J Mueller is the man

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Really is!

  3. mrobs says:
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    Dropped CarGo in a 10 team keeper league so I could stream SPs in the H2H playoffs… Luckily I have Bautista and Edwin to hurt on my bench / DL too. FMFBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  4. OaktownSteve says:
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    I like how you’ve adopted the opposite jinx. It’s a powerful force.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s working so far…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Good to know. Feel like my reversing power has waned a little this year.

        Though I can still cool a guy off by picking him up and heat him up by dropping him with the best of them. See: Simmons, Andrelton.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stevabermetrics!

  5. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I dropped Fowler in July and have slept better since that magical day….well, maybe not good sleep every day, just one night a week. Giancarlo still gives me the cold sweats on the reg and I will never draft him again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He helps me sleep at night… With his touch…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: you get spooned and I get 54/20/50/1/.253 from my first round pick, not fair bro….not fair *kicks file cabinet*

        Speaking of fair, are you going to the LA county fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, at some point hopefully… I’m in Texas right now for a wedding…

          • J-FOH

            jackfullofhate says:
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            @Grey: is Rudy going all polygamy and picking up a second or is it your cousin?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, grad school buddy…

  6. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So we are getting to crunch time and I am getting sick of Fowler as well. Who would you grab for the last 2-3 weeks to replace him?
    L.MARTIN
    D.RUF
    T.FRAZIER
    A.LAROCHE
    C.CARTER
    J.MORNEAU
    I am looking for all around production but could use help with power/rbis

    I am also looking to add one pitcher ROS.
    Who do you like best out of
    A.CASHNER
    R.PORCELLO
    M.ESTRADA
    J.CHACIN
    D.HAREN
    A.PETTITTE
    J.QUINTANA

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche… These pitchers depend on matchups

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        what about for next week?
        I am holding Cashner right now but am a little afraid of his monday matchup against the Pirates.
        I know that Porcello has the Mariners and the White Sox. But he does scare me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know every matchup for every pitcher… Porcello’s fine there…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JJ: do the work and show the matchups for each pitcher. This is most easily done by going into espn.com, then mlb schedule. Click on the team of the pitcher, go into that team’s schedule and it will show you each projected pitcher vs which team, on which date. This works for going farther than 1 week too.

  7. Spencer says:
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    SON likes Cole vs Cubs tomorrow a little better than Wacha vs Sea. What say you in a league that counts QS, IP, WHIP, ERA, K/9? I can only start one at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Wacha

  8. Red Barons says:
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    1. I dumped Gardner for Villar last night for SBs. Should I have grabbed Dyson instead?
    2. Is Iwakuma worth dropping now for streamers? He is @StL, @Det, and vs KC for his last three starts.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Yup

  9. gareth says:
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    The issue with desmond jennings is expectation. He was expected to fill the void left by bj and crawford. He’s done ok, but he is overrated for what he gives you. Guys like coco crisp, shane victorino, carlos gomez and bret Gardner are similar types drafted later than jennings this year and have Offered far more this season. Unless he falls very very late in the draft next year, I’ll leave Jennings to disappoint some other poor shmuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  10. EK says:
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    How would you rank these for pts for the final 2 weeks:

    Morton vs SD, @ CHC, @ CIN
    Petit @ NYM, @ NYY, vs SD
    Haren vs ATL, vs MIA, @ ARI
    Kluber @ KC, vs HOU, @ MIN
    Gee @ PHI, vs MIL
    Zimmerman vs MIA, @ STL
    Niese vs SF, @ CIN
    JImenez vs HOU, vs CWS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann, Gee, Kluber

      • EK says:
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        @Grey: how about the rest? sorry.. thanks again

        • EK says:
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          @EK:
          Morton vs SD, @ CHC, @ CIN
          Petit @ NYM, @ NYY, vs SD
          Haren vs ATL, vs MIA, @ ARI
          Niese vs SF, @ CIN
          JImenez vs HOU, vs CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo, Petit, Niese…

  11. Down the Stretch says:
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    Down the stretch and I have 2nd locked, but am flip-flopping in first based on R, RBI, and HRs

    Currently using AJ P for C. Replace with Ramos or Gattis?

    Currently using Simmons at SS. Replace with Villar or Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos… Miller

  12. Whatever says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have Jennings at 4 bucks in a keeper league. I am assuming your sell on Jennings is only for redraft leagues.

    Thanks,

    Whatever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you hold him

  13. Dileo says:
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    Grey-

    My last pickup for the last week of season. Could very well decide first place. Who do I stream:

    Kluber: kc(duffy). Hou(martinez)

    Or

    Gray: Laa(wilson). Min (hernandez)

    Heavy emphasis on Wins. Im leaning Kluber, thinking he can win both his starts….im almost to the point of flipping a coin……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  14. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    yahoo h2h 6×6 scoring

    Currently own Scooter and Brad Miller for 2B and SS.

    Would you pick up Villar, Gyorko, or Rutledge for next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko, Villar

  15. SteveNZ says:
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    Aviles defying the Tron and pissing me right off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BSA has him too?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: No, I do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Ha…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Just two saves behind royce!…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  16. AJ says:
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    Man that’s crazy Salazar allows 4 hits 2 BB and K’s 9 and he still only pitches 3.2 innings!!….if Francona allows him to become a Man next year I’m definitely picking him up…

  17. mraccoe says:
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    Need a streamer or two for the weekend. Which two of this sorry bunch?

    Baker (@Pit)
    Rienzo (Cle)
    Daisuke (Mia)
    Oberholtzer (LAA)
    Jerome Williams (@Hou)
    McAllister (@CWS)

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams, McAllister

  18. Frank White says:
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    Hey Bud… So what you were saying on Rudy’s page, Instead of grabbing an extra pitcher for tomorrow like mastuzaka to have an extra pitcher going, it’s better to have nobody then to grab a shitty pitcher??

    • Frank White says:
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      Also, I have Reyes and I read that you said he was done for the year but when I read his notes they don’t mention that.. Is it true or is he still playing?? Oh also is Alex Wood going to pitch next week?

      • Frank White says:
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        Would you stream Albers vs Moore(TB) at MIN tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Frank White says:
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            So I’m up 100 points but he has some good pitching this weekend and like I said, If I win the semi finals then either team I play has more pitchers then me going twice next week. Should I use my last add player to grab Albers to try to gain more points for this week or would you use it on picking up Locke which is playing twice next week, for next week if I make it??? What would Grey do??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Locke

              • Frank White says:
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                Thanks Dude!!! Hopefully I’ll be asking you questions next week!! You all are great

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • Frank White says:
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                    Janeiro Petit and Locke are bothpitching twice next week. Do you think I should grab Petit over Locke this week then try grabbing Locke on Monday???, they’re both pitching on Tuesday twice inthe weekn just wanted to know who was worth grabbing first

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d go Petit

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Reyes isn’t done, Rudy was joking… Wood should pitch… Dice-K is garbage

  19. Prezzii says:
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    Someone snatched up wacha last night.. so i grabbed gee..

    Whos best as my final move?

    Williams @ hou
    Wood @ pitt
    Mcalk @ cws
    Torres vs mia

    Give em the wood? Im kinda scared of the buccos tho..

    Happy friday, you wine sippin fool!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Torres… None are good, so if you’re feeling Wood, try him…

      • Prezzii says:
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        @Grey: ill go check in with the SON. Hopefully hes not too busy with the ladies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SON’s got no game so you should be fine…

          • Prezzii says:
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            @Grey: yeah, torres is the only guy over 10.. screw that! Can we really pick on the marlins that much? The sun always shines on a dogs ass every now and then… Or some cliche thing like that..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d prefer to go against a crappy team then a slightly better pitcher against a solid team

              • Prezzii says:
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                @Grey: im with you all the way.. id stream you against the marlins if you were the projected starter… But you gotta think they will get hot at least one game. Maybe not.. i grabbef torres and have gee. We will see how i feel tomorrow.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I hear ya… I’m at a wedding and a little drunk though…

                  • Prezzii says:
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                    @Grey: keep it going!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I am… I’m singing hotel, motel Holiday Inn at a Holiday Inn…

                    • Prezzii says:
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                      HA! Youre outta control!! No more milkshakes bring all the boys to Denard? Whoops.. now youre hooked again!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn you, Prezzii!

              • Prezzii says:
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                Stanton!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My love!

  20. AJ says:
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    WOW!!! Right when it’s crunch time and the Nationals are playing good ball Stras gets scratched from todays start with forearm tightness while he was working on a new pitch…Fukin BS I tell ya!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s insane

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yup nothing but bad luck happening for me in this first rd….this guy I’m playing might pull an upset against me…he ended up getting 3 wins from his closers to get ahead of me which is BS…now this…wutever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  21. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Rizzo’s September has been quite forgettable. Hitter-tron continues to love him. But I’m planning on streaming one of the following three at 1b and Util until Rizzo starts to show some consistency: Moss, Moreland and Chris Carter (my avatar’s namesake). You cool with sitting Rizzo for those guys?

    With Rizzo’s struggles, I still have to keep him over someone like Josh Donaldson or Wilin Rosario, going into next year, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit him, but keep him for next year, yeah

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Grey: I’m not quite sure why I haven’t come to conclusion to sit him before today. I Ron Popeiled him for a few weeks, without really paying attention to his stats.

        Any hope for Ryan Ludwick the rest of this season? Even if just streamed against lefties? Shoulder problems really do sap the power right out of players.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t mess with Ludwick

  22. Mike says:
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    I just picked up Wilson Ramos for my playoff run (I’m in the bye-week now with the #1 seed – woohoo!).

    I still have Jason Castro on my roster – is there any harm in dropping him at this point? I would be picking up either Span or Gyorko in his place.

    (14 team/OPS/H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Castro

  23. Jay says:
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    oh boy Strasburg forearm tightness…..

    I am really regretting trading for him in my keeper league. Would it be crazy to keep grienke over him? Grienke’s not particularly a model of health either but at this point I feel strasburg’s arm is going to fall off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Strasburg

  24. Jay says:
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    You know i got rhymes like Abe Vigoda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you do!

  25. RG3 Needs a Knee says:
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    Grey : If Gardner hits the DL, CC Crisp is my only real source of speed (have Desmond too). Do I grab Bonafacio for speed and runs or Adams for Power in my OBP keeper league?

    Adams would be platooning on my squad with Chris Johnson and Rizzo. Id drop Johnson or Rizzo but both are round 24 keepers.

    Roster is as follows :
    C- Mike Napoli(Bos – C,1B)
    1B – Anthony Rizzo(ChC – 1B)
    2B – Brandon Phillips(Cin – 2B)
    3B – Adrián Béltre(Tex – 3B)
    SS – Ian Desmond(Was – SS)
    OF – Carlos Beltrán(StL – OF)
    OF – Coco Crisp (Oak – OF)
    OF – Austin Jackson(Det – OF)
    Util – Josh Hamilton (LAA – OF)
    Bench – Chris Johnson(Atl – 1B,3B)
    Bench – Brett Gardner(NYY – OF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio… Johnson

  26. Jay says:
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    what the hell happened to salazaar? 3. innings? and they took him out? was it just the pitch count? i got questions y’all….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… He’s on a pitch count…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: ok cool. I’ll take the k’s at least. that’s like a 25 k/9

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  27. stonepie says:
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    can i cut segura for villar at this point? H2H playoffs start next week for me and segura isnt doing much.. non-keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  28. Nathan says:
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    Thanks for the reverse jinx with Encarnacion, btw. He’s back in the lineup tonight. Glad I held on for an extra day.

    Now let’s form a prayer icoshedron (that’s a 20-sided die for all you D&D nerds) that he can still hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem!

  29. Tracy says:
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    Grey, thanks for all of the advice this season, it’s worked out well.

    Going into the playoffs next week and would appreciate ROS rankings for the following catchers: Rosario, Lucroy, Ramos, Gattis and Gomes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis, Ramos… No problem

  30. anthony says:
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    @grey: h2h pts playoffs pitch or ditch

    chat wood @ ari
    Kennedy @ atl

    also Craig is hurt and im wondering if i should hold on to him or lookfor other options
    available fas

    Morneau
    Lind
    Gomes
    Matt Adams
    also wil Rosario hold on to him or ????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy… Adams…I’d hold Rosario

  31. letsgobravos says:
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    Salazar with 9 Ks through 3.2! Wish I could bottle this start and have it next week when I’m not on the bye week…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Just looked again and realized the game is over. Anyone know why he was pulled after 3.2? 78 pitches is a lot and his WHIP was terrible so I assume he was in trouble? Still, 9 ks is crazy through less than 4.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pitch count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy Ks…

  32. 'Topes says:
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    There’s been some crazy and desperate waiver wire drops in my shallow and silly 8 team H2H. Advice needed about

    Shields,
    Greinke,
    Bumgarner,
    Wainwright

    I could likely get Shields and the least of the next 3 (with the slight possibility of only getting Shields) OR I could go for the best amongst Greinke/Bumgarner/Wainwright.

    Thanks for any help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go in this order… Greinke/Bumgarner/Wainwright/Shields

  33. David says:
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    12 team 7×7 with the 2 extra categories being obp and slg. Which 5 would you keep for next year: M. Carpenter, Sandoval, Craig, Cespedes, Puig, Marte, A. Hill, A. Jackson, Ellsbury? Thanks in advance Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig, Cespedes, Puig, Marte, Ells

  34. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :
    starting off the “buys” with 3 straight catchers !
    are you trying to start a fight ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  35. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ” … to hell with any 3rd basemen taken in the first five rounds unless I luck into the first pick of the draft. ”
    ? ? ?
    drank that texas wine and woke up a comatose texas rangers fan ?
    (hank blalock doesn’t play there anymore) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You were the one that loved Blalock…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: you’re telling me, i used that damn pick (4th round in a 16 teamer, so not really early) on aramis due to him nearly all seasons being like the cheaper, slightly less homers beltre. Not so this year. Could’ve just had Seager even later.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  36. goodfold2 says:
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    who gets benched today pick 1
    1.yelich (against lefty), upton, asche (bad lately, but against the terrible ohlendork, on short notice too)
    2. I’m guessing if i’m winning steals 1-0 with a likely better steals team, but pretty much tied in all other offensive cats I should not bench aybar or the util guy for billy hamilton.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: question 1, pick 2 actually. calhoun’s def getting one of the other slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. asche 2. Nope

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: damn too late, i left asche in due to upton being terrible and yelich playing lefty. hope it works out. asche’s playing the terrible ohlendork. he seemed most likely to get a homer (also 2nd most likely to K three times, if lately means anything)

  37. Gareth says:
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    SO………. Chris Perez has 2 guys on with Paul Konerko at the plate with the Indians leading 3-1 in the bottom of the 9th. He’s already had Michael Bourn catch an almost Homer from the Behemoth that is Jordan Danks while fighting the sun on the warning track.

    I’m listening to all this on the radio and the Indians Announcer suddenly goes “A Long Drive…….”

    My Heart sank. I thought Perez had blown it, as that is usually Tom Hamilton’s calling card to signal a Home run.

    Hamilton continued “A Long Drive, straight at Michael Bourn on the Warning Track. Ballgame!”

    Chris Perez pitching the ninth is like watching one of those flamboyant Magician’s in Vegas. Only Perez occasionally Skewers his assistant with a Giant Silver Sword.

    Nice Win for us today though. Keeps the Wild card interesting………..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  38. Boomer19 says:
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    Asche or Adams for final roto utility spot? Overall production but rbis important. Thanks.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Boomer19: adams. funny, i picked up asche on sun night, but had missed adams vs the very guy beating me, barely in most offensive cats, so i may go out of playoffs simply due to getting scooped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  39. CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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    Gah, E5′s in the lineup. He can’t possibly produce with that wrist first game back right? You’d bench him for Middlebrooks right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him

  40. SF1966 says:
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    Can pick up 1 after I grab Brad Miller…

    L Martin, A Pagan, Shuck, Swisher, Reddick, Cain

    Will use for R Davis or off days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  41. Jack says:
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    Thanks for your help all year. Razzball.com is my go to with all of your tools and advice. Which streamer the least likely to have a bad day and kill your rates next Tuesday (SON ERA/WHIP):

    Petit vNYM (Wheeler) (3.18/1.12)
    Estrada vCHC (Samardja) (3.31/1.13)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…Estrada

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Hmmm. I was leaning toward Petit since Estrada HR/9 is 2.7 at home vs .7 on the road (including 3 HRs in his last 2 games there). What’s the case against Petit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          4 IP, 4 ER

          • Jack says:
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            @Grey: I’m confused. Petit last 4 games:
            (IP, ER, H+W)
            v COL (5.2, 3, 8)
            v ARI (9, 0, 1)
            @ARI (6, 2, 8)
            @COL (6, 2, 9)
            vCIN (5.1, 2, 6)

  42. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Hey Grey. So I made it to the finals of my 12 team OPS league. in the 1st week of a 2 week matchup currently. I have Moss in my last UTIL spot but he’s facing 3 lefties and Darvish in the next 4 days. I’m holding a significant lead in RBI, AVG and OPS. I’m only leading Runs by 2, HR by 1, and SB by 2.

    If I pickup a replacement for Moss over the next 4 days… I’m thinking Villar to pad my Runs and SB lead?

    Or would you recommend another option: Rizzo, Bonifacio, Gyorko, LaRoche, Span, Rendon, Dyson, Yelich, EYJ, Lake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio

      • ryanjoe13 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. R Zimmerman might win this damn thing for me haha! Trying to become one of the few to win the championship in a 12tm league with Matt Kemp as my #1 pick

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy shizz

  43. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a weekly roto league where i need avg and rbi, would you start ramos or calhoun next week over rizzo?

    rizzo – 4 @ mil, 3 vs atl
    calhoun – 3 @ oak, 3 vs sea
    ramos – 3 vs atl, 4 vs mia

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Calhoun

  44. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m down 8 K’s with these guys left for the week
    morton/medlen/torres/cole/bailey/scherzer/m.perez/gee (8 starts)/perkins/hawkins vs opp’s
    miller/liriano/iwakuma/oberholtzer/nolasco/verlander (man this guy’s team is just better than mine, it hurts, he’s picked up better people over the year) (6 starts) and leading saves by 1 with dela rosa/frieri/uehera.
    1. i have 3 pickups for week and could lose the worst pitchers who are farthest from their starts (morton right now, torres tomorrow) to grab three out of these guys: (i am already getting killed in era/whip/losses/wins, have to win K’s)
    Can pick 1 from SAT and 2 from SUN since i can’t drop Torres till SAT starts (late tonight)
    SAT (pick best 1)
    rogers vs BAL
    erlin @ATL
    albers vs TB
    turner @MESS
    alvarez @MESS
    SUN (pick best 2)
    mcallister @WSOX
    erasmo @STL
    volquez vsSF
    smith @ATL (small sample, good K rate)
    koehler @MESS
    I know these are all horrible options but need K’s to have any chance at winning at least 7 out of 13 categories when era/whip/wins/losses are likely completely off the table. It really doesn’t matter than my pitching is terrible this week as my opp (miller/liriano/nolasco/lee/shields) had about as good of starts as they ever do, all at the same time. this guy really seemed to get away with drafting pitchers too high (verlander/lee/shields) and still do well at offense. he also got pretty lucky with these performers (liriano/nolasco) compared to their normal seasons of last few years. Even his late round guys are better by a lot this year compared to mine (not counting my Gee)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albers… McAllister, Smith

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: got it. thanks.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: sorry, just noticed albers is owned. which of these is best for K’s tomorrow?
          rogers vs BAL
          erlin @ATL
          turner @MESS
          alvarez @MESS

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Turner

  45. SteveNZ says:
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    Went for Valencia over Fat Adams at Util in the RCL. Adams owners better get ready for a big day…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: he’s playing me so there’s 2 reasons. It’s way to easy to blame luck against ourselves for our problems. (homer: “fun too.”)

  46. goodfold2 says:
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    kuroda, i know it was weird that he was so good for so long, but it seems even weirder for him to be this bad for this long now.

  47. goodfold2 says:
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    if i win this week and am still alive in the semi-finals (pays 107 just getting there), i’m guessing i should go back to gyorko over the guy i dropped him for, asche, other than the homers (tied 1-1) gyorko has at least 4 more hits this week, maybe more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  48. Jason says:
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    Wilson Ramos Baby! Yes you can, prorate those stats Grey! He’s MTAHS (more than a hot samotcho)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s gonna be great, I kinda love him…

  49. Jason says:
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    Zimmerman is officially on his run. Kipnis for Zimmerman trade per the Grey Sell Rec, paying off!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  50. SteveNZ says:
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    Ryan Mother-effin’ Zimmerman.

    • ryanjoe13 says:
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      @SteveNZ: guy is winning me the championship right now *bowdown*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane

  51. SteveNZ says:
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    Prince! It’s all happening!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  52. SteveNZ says:
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    Need McCarthy to keep up the homeschooling. Can I get a support circle?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: What a wanker. Can’t even get the damn pitcher out.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Oh for crying out loud. Load ‘em up, why don’t you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to but I’m wobbly

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: So is McCarthy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait… In a good way or a bad way… I’m at a rodeo bar in Texas so it’s hard to know what’s coming or going…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Been hittable. Hasn’t walked anyone though. 2-2 top of the 6th.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, that’s not terrible… So bad WHIP?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: 1.83. Somehow got out of the 6th. Some Goldy goodness to give him the lead would be nice.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice! Homer?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: No, *would* be nice. Hasn’t happened yet, party man.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, damn…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Campana aboard, so barring a double play, he’ll get to hit.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Gah. Goldy gets the IBB. A steal would be great…

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Yes!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Being pinch-hit for in the bottom of the 6th.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I just looked at my team… I streamed Archer… Bam!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: ‘Perts seem to leave a lot of good streams for you to scoop up…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know, right…

                  • CheapTrout says:
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                    @Grey: Me too with a Grey assist. Nice call.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

  53. slew says:
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    Holy Shiz! Inside the park HR by Pedro from Pittsburgh.
    What’s next?!

    • Prezzii says:
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      @slew: icebergs in hell?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Prezzii: against me (pedro), while i got silly and benched upton for asche (facing bum pitcher ohlendork), now down 2 homers instead of 1. would’ve been tied in bases. Probably not gonna matter as opp is getting many more rbis’/runs per hit than me. I likely need to win both but going further down in both. He’s simply not that fast. One of those uncalled error type things likely. A big reason not to have triples as an extra category if you already have OPS or slugging or total bases.

        • Prezzii says:
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          @goodfold2: damn, dont go outside this week.. you got some bad luck going on!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Prezzii: last week trumbo got a free steal due to being on base at the same time as trout when they tried to catch trout trumbo got a free base ruled a steal. also laroche stole against me last week. WTF! the upton thing is my fault, and if I lose homers by 1 or bases by less than 5 (he just got another hit) it will certainly be my fault there. should’ve took those 3 walks yesterday to mean he actually may have been getting his shit together.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: no asche just got one too, so i’m only down 4 bases from upton bench right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously? Cause I’m drunk right now and will believe anything

  54. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Does Zimmerman love us or hate us? I honestly can’t tell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hates us

  55. steve b says:
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    when is your hockey site going to open.My draft is in two weeks and I need franks wisdom

    • steve b says:
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      @steve b: UMMM …..OR Andrew….duh

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @steve b: ask him at his football post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll ping him this weekend…

  56. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Soriano is really making a push for 300 career steals. He hasn’t run like this in years. He had 22 steals in his last 4 seasons combined before this season’s 18

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Padding his stats for his barely 5% vote for the HOF

  57. fausto says:
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    I know I should cram this question up my cramhole but at this point is it worth dropping Sal perez for Ramos at this point. He’s destroying the ball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it now

  58. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn Altuve. Pissing me off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Little pesky guy

  59. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody noticing in yahoo right now t. hunter is getting credit for a steal that espn certainly doesn’t mention at all. He had moved to third (on a balk), so right now yahoo is considering that a steal. He was only on base that one time today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  60. Clive says:
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    How do you feel about Ubaldo? I have Kluber but I’m thinking about dropping him for Ubaldo. He’s been great since the break, you buying?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Clive: in a league where i’m able to stream both i just dropped kluber for ubaldo. he’s been really good lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m buying…

  61. goodfold2 says:
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    great now aramis is hurt. looks like now that i’ve turned my back on upton today for asche i’ll have to stick to asche at 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising..,

  62. goodfold2 says:
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    well, we got our good news and we got our bad news. that dominguez homer will probably seal up rbi’s and homers for opp, probably bases too (which would be enough to beat me and out of playoffs). good news it won’t matter so much that i benched upton today. Opp only even played dominguez (had benched him all week) due to HanRam injury.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: worst thing about playing this opp is that he picked up a lot of people i could’ve but didn’t due to me trusting others more earlier in year.
      aramis and gyorko over dominguez
      avila (assuming he’d come back to near past levels) over castro
      niese (or some other middle level pitcher) over liriano (started season hot, nobody believed it would stick)
      waiting to grab rutledge/gyorko in the draft instead of just getting seager.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: the 2nd name in those listed are his guys. the first set are the ones i trusted more or thought would be better, or had more value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: it wasn’t a knee thing (or other broken down old man thing), he was whacked (Whammy) in wrist/hand by ball while batting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

  63. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    of course seager ties me in steals. goldy/choo/mccutchen/aybar/yelich don’t steal all week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Grey: @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: AU SHIZZ!. don’t know if i should leave lower case for just stealing. But i’m still not dead, even with benching 3 bases upton had more than asche; back to winning steals though.

  64. Jason says:
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    LaRoche or morales for the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche

  65. bossmanjunior says:
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    Ramos v. Hamels/Cloyd or Gattis v. Erlin/Beech

    or drop Niese to pick up Gattis for the weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos… Don’t carry two catchers

  66. who am I starting tmrw; Miley against the rockies or Torres against the Marlins? need the W. not sure I’m feeling the stream-o-nator on this one.. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Torres

  67. SteveNZ says:
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    2 out, bases loaded in bottom of the 10th. Siegrist in line for the vulture win. I need this…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Passed ball! Siegrist wins! Siegrist wins!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Hootenanny?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do too!

  68. Jason says:
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    So where’s the end of season razzball partay at? Let’s set it up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You set it up and I’ll be there… Vegas!

    • Prezzii says:
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      I got my Prezi name tag made already!

  69. SteveNZ says:
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    Been WHIP-ed today in the RCL. Cost me a chance to make a big move. #sadface

  70. SteveNZ says:
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    Yes! Got the Doolittle save!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: me too, i just reaquired him in 2 leagues yesterday, he’s back from that week and a half or so of being terrible, and people saying he lost velocity. He was snapping necks and cashing checks tonight.

    • Prezzii says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      *throws confetti on steve*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But I don’t have him…

  71. future11 says:
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    feeling good about cole tomorrow vs cubbies?? SON has him at 15.2… I got 4 starts between left today and sunday.. got Hamels/ Weaver/ Cole in right now and have Mad Max going sunday.. If you were me would you not start Cole tomorrow and look for something on sunday instead?

    Points league so need a strong 6- 7 innings, low hits/BB/runs, decent K’s and a W

    Thanks for all the help this season Grey!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @future11: you did notice Cole messed the shit out of @TEX in his last start. I benched that one and it still hurts; well that, and this thing when i pee.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in other words stop letting your wife (kidding) f me and play Cole this weekend. She’s always calling me when I’m tired.

        • future11 says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

          Hahaha knew not to let all this JD mess with my swag, half liter down and Im worried the cubs are gonna light him up…. Clearly Im drunk and thinking of some alternate universe where the cubs are actually good

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @future11: CUBS aren’t terrible hitting team, but Cole has been really good lately, and PIT hits enough to win most of the time. Grilli notwithstanding. It is very smart of them to leave that dude the fuck outta the 9th currently.

          • Prezzii says:
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            @future11: HA!! Jack always influences me in the wrong way… Hes a bad man…

            Cole will be fine doode. Im streaming him as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, I’m starting Cole… No problem…

      • future11 says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey- how you feeling about weaver tonight?? SON is with him but Im worried he may still feel the effects of that forearm… if you could bench him and start McAlister or J.Wiliams or another Sunday streamer would you? Cant afford a blowup from JWeav right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Weaver

  72. gareth says:
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    Mlb.com headline: “Salty’s slam lowers Red Sox’s magic number.”

  73. goodfold2 says:
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    I know you had turner @MESS over Rogers vsBAL and Erlin @ATL for K’s tomorrow.
    There’s also Baker @PIT, Rienzo vs CLE.
    SON for some reason has Baker to get a lot of K’s (I don’t buy this), Erlin to get the most out of these guys (ATL has K problems); i’m guessing your thought is Turner will be able to go longer in innings due to playing the Mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Baker

  74. goodfold2 says:
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    damn Pence again, ran into him during his best week of the year (3 homers,9 rbi’s, hitting .381 this week)

  75. SteveNZ says:
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    Brothers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now that I like!

  76. costaricanchata says:
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    if anyone’s watching .
    check out the mexican elvis dude
    in the stands behind homeplate at the dodgers game .

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @costaricanchata: That is fantastic!

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    1.drop avisail (not doing much with less tooth problems/babip going back to believable) or sweeney to activate rasmus in a 12 teamer where i have a bye?
    2.Could I also drop raj for boneface for steals, or is raj’s overall production enough better to keep him rostered?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i’m sorry, dyson or raj, boneface is owned here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Avisail… 2. Hold

  78. goodfold2 says:
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    back to 16 teamer in playoffs with streamers needed.
    if i need K’s who’s best 2 on SUN, but I can pick up now
    smith/mcallister/m.gonzalez @TOR. earlier you ranked first 2 over others, but gonzalez just came off waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister, Gonzalez

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: damn, somebody else picked up gonzalez, so i went mcallister/smith. Hope the extra K’s gonzalez may give over smith aren’t much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  79. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Blackmon or Dickerson next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  80. JP says:
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    Span, Yelich or BJ Upton? tx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  81. The Fridge says:
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    Desperate for saves over the next two days in my playoff matchup.

    Fields HOU vs COL or Ziegler ARZ vs LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  82. Andrew says:
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    Would you start Jon Lester vs the Yankees today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  83. SteveV says:
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    Real slim pick’ns here. I need two for tomorrow and I only care about wins.

    Pick 2-
    Buehrle vs Balt
    E. Ramirez @ St.l
    Delgado vs Col
    Cloyd @ Wash
    B.Smtih @ATl
    P.Hernandez vs TB
    J.Williams @Hou
    Koehler@NYM
    Volquez vs SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams, Delgado… These are not good though…

      • SteveV says:
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        Well its H2H final day and that’s all that’s left.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  84. EG says:
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    Please pick a 2B for next week: Rutledge, Gyorko, Rendon, Scooter…. Thanks.

    • EG says:
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      @EG: Throw Infante in the mix, please… Hittertron apparently likes him for next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko, Rutledge

  85. Wake Up says:
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    My H2H team is enthralled by, and entrenched in, a deep state of Zimmermania (wrong usage)…

    Ryan’s been saving up all season just to stick it to me because he knows that I hate him, and he’s not wrong about that…so I can’t really blame him for the scorn, but I’m trying…

    We here at the Awakened Mutha Uppers have J to the Z going tomorrow as our Magna Starta…

    As our 3B coach said last night, after being shoved to the ground by a jheri curl wearing a baseball uniform…”We’re not done yet…but we’re getting there”…

    So I turn to Bob to ease my Zimmermania…or at least a couple of hipster parrots take…kidding, they did a good job…http://youtu.be/E0T98wtRlZA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Magna Starta — Ha! This should be in the glossary…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: How is the Texas wine treating you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve drank only Grey Goose, so can’t say… Every place I’ve been to has California wine and one guy said, “We haven’t had grapes here in six years. They call this wine country for people like you to come here.”

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: That’s almost as good as Amarillo’s slogans for tourists…”You wanna only kinda go to Texas?”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… So far, that could be a few cities in Texas I’ve been to…

  86. costaricanchata says:
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    mlbtv has blacked out the early games ?
    big thanks to little pud selig .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  87. jj says:
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    h2h playoffs need to cut one (or two): wilson ramos, mccann, lucroy

    whos the odd man(men) out?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @jj: mccann.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann, Lucroy

  88. goodfold2 says:
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    upton,calhoun,yelich (double header, don’t know if he plays in both yet); bench one. i benched upton yesterday, that wasn’t bright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  89. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon bailey, 3 K’s! WTF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m down 8 K’s now, but with 8 starts left vs opp’s 4. Opp is winning 9-3-1 so he’ll likely not wreck his roster to grab streamers like me. My roster actually included good matchup streamers like torres/morton who it’s not a huge deal to drop for smith/mcallister. Damn opp actually benched adams/span today (possible reason he’s winning bases/homers as if he didn’t have him because i would’ve got him instead of asche we’d be pretty much tied in both) for other chris davis and moss.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  90. costaricanchata says:
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    2013 … chris sale … 11-12 … 2.90 era … 207 k ‘s
    gets my vote for 2014 come-back player of the year .
    why ?
    why would anyone want to come back to this chisox team ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  91. SteveNZ says:
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    Picked up LeCure, forgot to put him in my lineup.

    Phew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  92. hondo says:
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    Since I’ve got 2 H2H rounds to go,I grabbed Ramos because C was the only empty spot I could fill Monday (bye Venable) without dropping a pitcher.

    Who would you keep for the next 2 weeks(21 man roster,12 team league) Ramos or Weiters?I can utilize that spot in more nefarious ways than having 2 catchers.
    I’m leaning Ramos with a week of home games and him acting like Hulk/PED poster boy the last couple weeks.
    I don’t know if they have internet in Texas,I hope you get this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        TY.Have a good time on the road.

        Rudy crept out from his dusty,cobweb infested basement where only #’s and weird things from sci-fi movies exist,and has took the Top Spot from you.

        How do you feel now,Mr.Drafted in the 4th round?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Thanks!

  93. hey Grey – Jason Castro’s killing me not playing; close battle for RBIs. Deep league, 2-catcher – should I drop him for D’arnaud, Zunino or possibly Pinto? that’s about it

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinto

      • Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: thanks. there a decent chance Castro doesn’t come back this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he will…

  94. Jon says:
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    Can I get your thoughts on my keepers? 10-team H2H league, keep 15 without penalty or up to 18 with draft picks forfeited from rds 1-3. No limit on number of years kept. We also have 5 minor league spots that don’t count against the keeper cap as long as you don’t activate the player in them before June 1. I could activate any for the start of the season but it would count towards my keeper cap.

    For sure keepers (14): Posey, Goldschmidt, Cano, Zimmerman, Lawrie, Tulowitzki, Desmond, Stanton, Kemp, Bumgarner, Zimmermann, Bailey, Cobb, Cashner (I like what Cash has showed at the end of this season)

    Minor leaguers: Alen Hanson, Polanco, Pederson, Gausman, Archer

    Open starting spots: OF, OF, DH, plus we carry a minimum of 10 SP and 3-5 RP

    Others I’m considering for spots 15-18: Victorino, Jennings, Harvey, Masterson, Medlen, Jansen

    Assuming all that made sense, any suggestions for my team? Need one more keeper, at least.

    • Jon says:
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      Tillman would be another possibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to decide your keepers now? Your last keeper depends on Harvey’s injury…

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    Ugh, Torres. It was going so well.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Assume he’s done now. Could have been worse I suppose.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: it still is unless we were hoping for a win with that whip/era/k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good? I’m at the wedding…

  96. goodfold2 says:
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    10 team league where I have a bye and am gearing up for the semi finals next week. Just dropped gennett for villar (also have miller) would play villar for steals. Andrus just got dropped. Should i get him for dropping villar? Andrus has been hitting well lately as well.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: same league
      1. when wright comes back tues which of these are the drop
      villar(or andrus, if above is yes)/boneface (these 2 are steals guys, but boneface only plays when i have to bench good hitters (hill/machado/good OF’ers))/jackson/myers/aramis? I was gonna drop boneface but if aramis is hurt i’m guessing it becomes him.
      2. somebody just dropped edwin. drop any of the above for him or just hold as we should be worried about power from a wrist injury? I’m guessing if there’s any drop once wright comes back tuesday it’s boneface, as i’d already have either villar or andrus for that already, and one of those could start every day.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aramis… Villar for Edwin

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: miller just appeared to injure something. Probably not a bad injury.
          1. drop villar for andrus
          2. drop miller for edwin and leave myself with just 1 SS in andrus and 2 2b in boneface/hill?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Miller: mild hamstring strain. so i don’t have a 2b for tomorrow at all. ruiz could sit with it being sun as well. that sucks. i’ll grab andrus and drop miller now, and when edwin comes off waivers tonight grab him and drop villar. I’m guessing i should use the 5th waiver claim on edwin? only 4 teams left as of end of sunday, only a few weeks left.

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @goodfold2:

              andrus has 40 sb ‘s and he’s on the wire ?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            1. Yes 2 yes

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: villar gets a LOT more steals per at bat on this season, even after he played a while without much after that leg injury. 8.88 to 13

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @goodfold2: those are villar’s vs andrus’s at bats per steal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get Andrus

  97. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yelich is great today, glad i started him. I’m guessing do NOT drop Myers for either Calhoun/Ramos, even though those 2 are crazy hot with the rbi’s. Myers has still hit really well last 50 at bats or so, 2 doubles last 2 days.

  98. Anthony says:
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    @Grey some guy dropped mariano and carlos torres because hes losing his playoff matchup bad and needs to stream – Should I make a claim for any of those guys ??? ( h2h PTS )

    Colon
    Cole
    Perkins RP
    Nathan RP
    Janssen RP
    H Santiago
    Latos
    Ryu
    Gray
    Peacock
    Zimmermann
    Cashner
    Mccallister

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Anthony: you could wait after mcallister’s start tomorrow to pick up torres for his next start. If you need saves you could drop peacock now for rivera

      • Anthony says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Don’t need saves its a h2h pts league was just wondering if it made sense to drop Janssen for Mariano ? Mariano sees more opportunities and is better –

        • Anthony says:
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          @Anthony: @Grey: Scott Baker is pitching well vs Pirates and I have always been a fan he always gets overlooked but is a good pitcher —

          Scott Baker Carlos Torres in

          Peacock Mccallister out ?? or hold

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That works for me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister for Mariano

  99. SteveNZ says:
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    Bonifacio draws a walk then gets ejected. What a clown.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: his name looks like a clown name, boneface.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      funny concept .
      even funnier comment .

  100. goodfold2 says:
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    shit’s getting close again, would be tied in runs if not for benching upton yesterday, and winning bases by 2. I still would need to win saves, so this mets lead is big. But we gotta increase or get rid of that LAA lead too. MIN getting a lead would be nice as well. Opp should only be down one steal, but he benched span for other chris davis, and when he did it was only losing steals 2-1. Span is starting to look like the guy i was supposed to have when i held him till like july.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: HAHAHA! opp makes his first really important fuck up. as should be tied in steals not winning by 3. He must really see something in other chris davis that even other chris davis hasn’t seen in at least 3 weeks. The thing is opp is already winning homers/rbi’s very easily, he needs steals and runs, but benches span. that sounds way stupider than me benching upton yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  101. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon get that one BIG hit off of nolasco here. It’s the Giants not happening.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: c’mon LAA get a bigger lead, no saves today.

  102. Howard says:
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    @Grey Need K’s for tommorow. Should I chance picking up Volquez? or will I get tied to the WHIPping post? THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near him

  103. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Mike Trout:

    Called strike 1
    Called strike 2
    Called strike 3

    Why is he pulling this shit now, instead of like, May or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Oh man…

  104. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon goldy it’s mitchel fucking boggs for god’s sake. Related, note, why is that dude in MLB?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: Au Shizz! lower case since it was a triple but i’ll take the bases. now if i can get at least 2 more runs and 1 more total base and hold my lead in saves (1) or tie 2 of these 3 cats and win the other one while keeping my 6 hit 36 pt avg lead i’ll still move on to the next round. This doesn’t even include the longshot coming back in wins (only down 2 now with 5 starts vs opp’s 2) or losses (down 1).If I can even tie wins i’ll likely win, it’s the runs and bases i’m more worried about. Hit great today. 11/32, 21 bases. 29 K’s.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: PENCE! everytime this week i pull close there goes that guy playing better around the same as the best week of the year as swiggy/chris davis. ANY OTHER WEEK! Will need to overcome 4 bases and 2 runs now.

        • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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          @goodfold2: He’s almost Tulo in September 2010 hot

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Shoop Da Whoop: pretty weird, other than homers/rbi’s either winning or near winning (down 4 bases, benched 3 by upton yesterday (blowing brains out tomorrow if i lose bases by less than 4) only 2 runs) all offensive cats. Will likely still win if I can those cats back.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: esp shitty is i would either be killing or barely beating every other of the 6 teams in the playoffs, and i’m only facing this guy due to his going 1-11-1 last week tieing him for 6th, and losing tiebreaker.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: maybe either
                1. pitchers figure out to start walking him for a while or
                2. he gets the day off tomorrow.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Au shizz!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  105. goodfold2 says:
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    gee appearing to be going both of the next sunday’s, due to Mess going 6 man.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @goodfold2:

      i like my pitchers going on sunday .
      good time for low scores .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: i got gee,scherzer,m.perez and streamers burch smith and mcallister just to make sure i win k’s. but i’m also now only down 2 wins and 1 loss. Opp has miller/liriano going. if both those 2 get losses or no wins, i actually can play against pence, bench upton yesterday when he homered and still possibly win as long as get the equivalence of2 wins ties worth half a win) in runs/bases/wins/losses and hold my 1 save lead.

  106. Furies says:
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    What do you think about Burch Smith? My season is basically riding on him striking out like 8 batters tomorrow (sort of).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What other option do you have? Throw him and see what happens…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m in this boat too. but i’m already winning K’s easily now with 5 starts yesterday and 5 today, including burch smith. Now i have a chance at wins too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping it works out for you guys

          • Furies says:
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            so far so good…no hitter through 6 and 7 Ks

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Furies:
      and
      @goodfold2

      you guys are delirious if you think burch is going to help .
      whip might be up around 2.00 today .

      • Furies says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        Shoulda streamed Burch Smith costa

  107. hondo says:
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    ~ 12 MPH winds blowing straight out for Sonny Gray@OAK Monday.

    I could bench him and stream to make up for it since it’s Monday,but would you start him or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know what the wins will be on Monday? God, it’s me, Grey.

      I’d start him

  108. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Need to start either Gordon @ Scherzer, or Machado @ Buerhle today.
    Need AVG, HR, runs as priorities. Who do you start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  109. Eddy says:
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    Grey/Rudy,

    Can we update the SON and Hitter Tron? Stuck on 9/13.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should comment on SON of Tron with that, Rudy’s not going to see it here…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it’s jason voorhees voodoo. Rudy can’t help it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

    • sorry – tough weekend. caught a 24-hour virus. was updated sunday afternoon and then again this morning. figure that posting 7 days of data gives a little bit of buffer (though i know for weekly leagues that the weekends are important to have 7 days in advance)

  110. Eddy says:
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    Also, I’m making one of those playoff decisions right now and am having a hard time.

    I want to drop McCann or Jennings to pick up Fat Adams. I picked up Ramos recently and was planning on using him in UTIL but I don’t know if it’s better to rock Adams, Jennings and Ramos or Ramos, Jennings and McCann.

    12-team OBP. Jennings has shown slight sings of life last three games, which is why I’m a bit hesitant to drop him.

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      Ended up dropping Jennings for Cueto, whom I saw will start tomorrow or Tuesday. I’ll drop him for Fat Adams after that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Jennings

  111. goodfold2 says:
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    not easy decision. out of the running in rbi’s/homers. who gets benched today. none of them are playing lefties (if they have problems with those). calhoun/upton/yelich. Due to needing the runs i’m thinking calhoun is the bench here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, less likely to get runs batting 6th of 7th.

  112. goodfold2 says:
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    11 team roto. moss or adams today if both play? although for the 16 teamer’s sake i’m hoping moss doesn’t.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: nevermind, moss isn’t.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Okay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  113. goodfold2 says:
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    only got 7 starters today (miller injured, ran through pickups to grab pitchers), ruiz off today. If I pull off big comeback and beat Pence (playing like he’s braun this week) i’ll need to grab either gyorko/green or worse others to replace 2b for next week. I’ll have to drop Miller to do so unless I luck into an opponent who has few SP.

  114. slew says:
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    Cueto starting Monday. In other news, start/sit Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  115. Kid A says:
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    Dare I anger the fantasy gods by starting Perez in a must-win points league? I do indeed. Try and smite me, you bastards!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Look at the clown car full of bozos that is currently spinning donuts in front of my house wanting to come in and throw me a party.

        Scherzer: (and his hilarious seltzer bottle gags, yippee!).
        Buchholz: (he makes the best balloon animals!).
        Gee: (ok, ok, I can get on board with his silly pratfalls).
        McAlister: (wait a minute, last time you were here you shit on my carpet).
        Williams: (why are you carrying a jug of gasoline and a blowtorch?!?!)
        Gonzalez: (you can’t juggle a SINGLE chainsaw!!!)
        Perez: (put your goddamn clownsuit back on and get away from my dog!!!)

        This is not going to end well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… That’s awesome…

  116. goodfold2 says:
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    gyorko or green at 2b if miller is out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  117. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Just in case i make it to next week, pick one:

    Tanner Roark (ATL, MIA); Yusmeiro Petit (@NYM, @NYY);; Joe Kelly (@COL, @MIL); A.J. Griffin (LAA, MIN); Rick Porcello (SEA, CWS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  118. hondo says:
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    Quintana vs MIn or Cueto @ Hou tomorrow?Looks like SON is as surprised as me in that Cueto appears to be going.H2H 10X10.Just looking for fodder for decent IP’s that don’t hurt my ratio’s.
    Got Gray at home vs LAA too,but he’ s going for sure.I lurve his curve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  119. goodfold2 says:
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    why did marlboro man leave scherzer in after that? pitch count was high. 12 K’s are nice though. It appears after 2 out of 3 bad games, and a few substandard K games for him, scherzer is back. this will help me next week or 2 in 10 teamer, but it’d be nice if liriano or miller could get at least not wins, losses even better. or if gee could just get a lead, that could lock up saves as well. burch smith sure was the best streamer of the day.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: welsy welsy, scherzer’s win is now gone, and liriano’s is, FOR NOW. In other words GET Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I would’ve liked that Liriano win…

  120. royce! says:
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    My 11-3 lead on Friday somehow devolved to 7-6 in my h2h playoffs… R, RBI, and XBH are competitive still, tied 27-27 in runs, losing 25-27 in RBI, and winning 22-21 in XBH. Unfortunately, my Ruiz and Cuddyer have been benched, so I might be screwed. So far I have 0 runs for the day, but batting .300 with a .440 OBP. Someone please score…

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Goddammit. Tied 7-7, and he owns the tie breaker because he’s one of the few teams I lost to in the regular season. Stupid h2h.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @royce!:@royce!: I was still sort of alive at 5-8 (only down 1 run, 2 bases), but that frazier homer will cap me off for the week. Opp is hitting the sickest rbi pace i’ve ever seen 40 rbi’s in 58 hits (68%). Even with Upton benching on fri costing me 1 run and 3 bases I’d still be down 1 run and 4 bases while having to win one of those and at least tieing the other one. The other option was to get a bunch of pitcher wins. smyly wild pitched scherzer’s away, and gee couldn’t even get 1 run of support. burch smith is the shit though.

        • royce! says:
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          @goodfold2: Wow, I’ve been so focused on my fantasy team that I missed the Burch Smith start. Any good news for Padres fans is few and far between…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Still early? No, probably not… Still time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Ryan Cook’s appearance just returned me to 7-6. All my players are either on the bench (Cespedes, Cuddyer) or done playing. All I need is for Viciedo, Belt and Posey to not hit any XBHs (we’re tied 22-22), Casilla to not make an appearance (or make one and drop a stinker), and for Tazawa to either not make an appearance or lower my WHIP.

        I think it’s time to call the CLE/CWS game. Please.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: *Chants* royce!! royce!! royce!! (repeat ad infinitum)

          • royce! says:
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            @SteveNZ: Hahaha, I love the inclusion of the second exclamation point. Well done!

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @royce!: I have an eye for detail, just not for anything that relates to real life.

              I’m safely through to the semis in my h2h, handing the sister a beating she probably doesn’t deserve.

              • royce! says:
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                @SteveNZ: Congrats! I just moved back to down 6-7 due to Casilla’s scoreless inning. I am going to quit h2h if I don’t win. I’m in first all year and can’t beat a guy that started a fourth OF and an injured D. Brown?! Such a ridiculous game. Oh, also, I would be beating any other team in the playoffs this week. Grr…

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @royce!: Man, that sucks. Do you have a chance to come back?

                  • royce! says:
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                    @SteveNZ: Maybe…if neither Belt nor Viciedo hit an XBH, I might be able to eke out WHIP with a scoreless inning by Tazawa, but I’m not sure if it would reduce it enough to cause me to win WHIP or just tie. I hate the Giants. This is all because of Belt’s week and now Casilla’s scoreless inning. Even when they’re in last place, they find something to do to piss me off.

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @royce!: I just remembered, I was the one that traded Pence to you…

                  • royce! says:
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                    @SteveNZ: aw yeah, just moved into 6th place! [sad trombone]

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @royce!: Just be sure to take points off Bob, not me!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  121. hondo says:
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    Ramos was insane,4-4 until they finally gave him a break and yanked him in the 7th after a million straight starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Elijah says:
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      @hondo:

      Yeah he was a late pickup put me over the top in my HtH playoff.

  122. costaricanchata says:
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    i was wrong about burch smith
    and i’m an idiot ,
    so , congrats to all those who recognized that .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: you mean the burch smith part (good for me) or the idiot part?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  123. SteveNZ says:
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    Joel Peralta is an asshole.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: this is the man that leads the league in holds. Maybe you got screwed today, but i’m betting his overall stats were good for you.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: Nah, he did me no good at all. Screwed Price out of a win.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: so you seem like you were somehow able to just pick him up some time during this week?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @goodfold2: No. I don’t own him at all. Anywhere. (though I did very early in the season)

            I have Price in the RCL and Peralta’s ineptitude cost him a much-needed (by me) win.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @SteveNZ: i see. that’s just garbage for you then. if you had price all year long peralta still protected a lot of price wins. Likely the majority of them.

  124. goodfold2 says:
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    AU SHIZZ! Man he’s having a great week. And he breaks his over 3 week homer draught on his last day on my team (can’t come back from frazier/pence/adams in bases, or runs). Hopefully nobody in this league has him as high as around 12th or so; if they don’t i’ll get him for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  125. Elijah says:
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    I distinctly remember being told to trade Hunter Pence around midseason…

    • slew says:
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      Can anyone get Pence out? Somebody’s get get a boat load of money…

      • slew says:
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        @slew: word: going to

  126. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, pence again. I give up. only reason i’m facing this team is he went 1-11-1 last week. I’d be beating ALL the other 6 playoff teams. Some by 9-3 type scores. If this team had gone even 1-10-2 he would have been the 5th seed and not played me. He would’ve won this week (as I would’ve) and I’d have faced him in the finals, if we both made it. H2h is hell. If anybody knows where any
    Head to Head -ROTO HYBRID leagues are, where all of your stats play against all the other teams, each week. please mention here. It’s pretty much roto, but complied weekly, so it’s like having 26 or however many separate roto seasons, each scored evenly.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @goodfold2:

      your luck is giving you a good screwing this week ,
      but am guessing that over the course of the season
      it’s been pretty good to you .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: Scheduling luck near end of year helped my team that probably should have been 5th or 6th out of 16 (upton in 2nd round, h2h bust, aramis in 4th round, most of year, h2h bust) if it was roto get 3rd in season (which pays back half of buy in); but had i won this week i’d be guaranteed another almost whole buy in back, just getting 4th in playoffs pays that much. I really find it hard that there’s so little interest on here for h2h-roto hybrid leagues. they have the gambling style rush of h2h but no luck at all, as each week the best team has a completely commensurate record to their stats in all categories.

  127. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…wilson ramos is hot as fire. Do I dare dump a slumping BMac for him going into the 2nd round of the playoffs next week? (coming off a bye)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: yes, i’m wondering if i should drop a very good lucroy for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  128. SteveNZ says:
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    For anyone looking to baffle their H2H opponents with a flaky-looking pickup, Scott Hairston is $26 on the Tron facing Minor tomorrow…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  129. norbs says:
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    Thanks to the excellent and hilarious advice that defines Razzball, I will be heading into the finals next week. Four years of hanging around here = four years of making the playoffs.
    I need to lock in my SP for the week – can only pick 5 of the following:
    Wainwright – @COL
    Bailey – @PIT
    Gray – LAA, MIN
    Iwakuma – @DET
    Gee – @PHI
    Kluber – HOU, @KC
    Peavy – BAL
    Miller – @MIL
    My thoughts are to leave Peavy and Miller on the bench – who else should sit?
    12 team H@H (ERA-WHIP-K-W)
    Thanks as always-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, that’s Miller, Peavy and Wainwright…

  130. goodfold2 says:
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    finally i can relax. I’ve been killing myself all week due to getting scooped to adams when craig got hurt and benching upton on fri. After going back and giving my opp the best possible lineup without adams (basically dominguez all those early days of week, when opp had benched him) we would’ve tied at 33 runs/117 bases. This is all assuming Uehera doesn’t get a save tonight, it would be worse for me if he did. Best case, with adams in lineup every day (except for that day he had off) i still go 6-7. It was quite close though, for if i got even 1 more base AND 1 more run i go 7-6. This doesn’t even include giving my opp back the one stupid move he made, benching span for other chris davis twice, even though he needed runs and steals, but not homers/rbi’s

    • Grey

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      So you just lost?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: yeah, sorry, i was gone there for a while, but there was nothing i could’ve done. I would’ve beat the other 6 playoff contenders, some badly. Pence ain’t no joke, and until reinjured HanRam too. Surprisingly, with all my streamers in last 2 days being surprising good, i actually got close in era. I’m looking into whether or not had I not traded rivera for m.perez (every other playoff possible opp had enough starters that I was sure to have needed another decent starter, except for this opp, which was the least likely 1st round opp anyway). I had not taken into account that way more decent streamers are around (this week alone, i used e.rogers (not terrible lot of K’s)/mcallister/burch s.

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          @goodfold2: looking into whether or not perez’s awful and mediocre stars this week (2 losses, would’ve tied those without him.), without which maybe i could’ve won era.

  131. Fungazi says:
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    Bench Minor @Wash tomorrow? My h2h opponent has some of the top SP’s in the league and I’m going to have to be careful about ERA & WHIP and ignore K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  132. RudyCorrales says:
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    I get to have one of these starters for the 2 start week

    Yusmerio petit
    AJ Griffin
    Mike leake.

    It’s championship week!!! Who do I grab?!

    • Grey

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      I don’t know their matchups… Griffin…

  133. PistolPete says:
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    Hey Grey so I barely snuck imto the semi’s.. Should I drop Zobrist for bonifacio? And who do you like out of ramos, sal perez or lucroy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, go with Bonifacio… Wilson Ramos

  134. Wilsonian says:
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    Mujica hasn’t done poop in like forever. Am I totally cray cray if I dump him for *GASP* LaTroy Hawkins??

    H2H ‘Offs start tomorrow. I could use a worthwhile closer. My others are Benoit, Melancon, and Cishek.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy… Go with Hawkins…

  135. B.o.B says:
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    1. What’s the latest on Cingrani?
    2. Is Marte worth holding onto at this point in the playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cueto’s starting this week 2. Nope

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @B.o.B: 1. i’m hearing cueto is starting in his place tomorrow
      2. i wouldn’t own a gimpy hand dude for his batting skills. His own manager said today he won’t be normal until next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting…

  136. SteveNZ says:
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    Looking pretty comfy at the top of the ol’ ‘Perts RCL there, Albright…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right? Booya!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: is one of those your real name? also, you own hanram there?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: if that’s right about the name, that would be you and rudy’s names.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @goodfold2: It’s a mixture of Grey’s and Rudy’s names. Cos I drafted a mixture of Grey guys and Rudy guys this year…

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