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Because we don’t like to leave anyone out here (yeah, right; I don’t think 80% of the words I use would be made up if I wasn’t trying to exclude anyone.  I’m sure everyone that stumbles on the site is like, “Oh, yeah, he’s a SAGNOF hot schmotato that was pulling a Kotchman with The Concusstador.”), the title is referring to Phil Rizzuto commercials from the 80’s.  I don’t like to point out where anything comes from, to be honest, but Rudy thought it was necessary for non-NY’ers.  I do like pointing out how I don’t like pointing anything out, is that too meta for you?  So, with that aside, um, aside, Scooter Gennett is calling a black man White and holy cow he’s hot (hitting near .375 in the last week and over .400 in August with 3 homers).  You know what Scooter is doing?  He’s playing hard in the dog days of the summer to prove he should have the starting job next year.  From a fantasy perspective, I love that.  If you can have a whole fantasy team of guys playing for a job, and playing well, you’ll be okay during this time of year.  Gennett also has some speed in his gams and won’t hurt you on average.  If you have a trouble area in the middle infield, I’d absolutely look at him.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Emilio Bonifacio – Fun Fact!  His real name is Emilio Sheen and was born on the set of Apocalypse Now.  Apocalypse Now was a small Mayan think tank in the Dominican Republic that was dedicated to last year’s apocalypse.  Wait, what did you think I meant?  So, Bonifacio has speed and he plays middle infield, what, you need a thousand reasons to pick him up.  You’re greedy.  I don’t like that.  There’s people starving for fantasy baseball info in Ethiopia.

Kolten Wong – If loving Wong is Wong I don’t want to be Wight.

Junior Lake – If loving Lake is Lake, I don’t want to be Wake.  Yeah, doesn’t work so well.

Brad Miller -You ready for the game, “Fun With Prorating?”  Here’s your host…Wink Martindale!  Wink, let’s prorate some stats!  Thanks, Johnny!  Over the course of a 162-game season, Brad Miller is on pace for 80+ runs, 80+ RBIs, 17 homers and 12 steals.  Show Miller what he’s won…A brand new washer/dryer!

Eduardo Nunez – Hitting near .400 in the last week with speed and has Yankee fans forgetting all about Jeter!  Except the ones he’s slept with, which is in the hundred thousands.

Juan Francisco – Our man, Tom Jacks, just went over his Juan Francisco fantasy.  Don’t you want to put a comma in the middle of Tom Jacks’s name?  I wonder if he gets called Jacks Tom a lot?  TJ Hooker?  I got questions, y’all!

Matt Dominguez – On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Dominguez has been almost as valuable as batting average title seeker for humankind, Chris Johnson.  What’s more surprising, how low Chris Johnson is ranked.  Geez, going after the batting title sure doesn’t get you the fantasy value like it used to in my day when men were men and four lady readers were men too.

Will Middlebrooks – A word on Bogaerts real quick.  He’ll be a starter next year and he’ll be great in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.  The Red Sox want to win now and the way that happens is playing Drew and Middlebrooks.  Especially Will, since he’s hitting .441 with two homers since he was recalled.

Juan Uribe – You waking up, “I’m looking forward to kissing my loved ones, having a relaxing day and reading about how hot Juan Uribe’s been hitting.”  There ya go!

Donnie Murphy – The Irish have given us Guinness (not the record keepers of the longest continuous yo-yo’ing), Pierce Brosnan and leprechauns.  Continuing this rich tradition is Donnie Murphy.  Murphy said this when informed he’d be in the Buy, “As I tell me ladies, it’s not the size of the sample size, it’s how hot my bat is.”

Darin Ruf – At 49.6% owned, he just barely made it into this Buy column.  Don Denkinger would’ve said he was over 50%.  Go Royals!

Khris Davis – Hitting near .500 in the last week with three homers in his last ten games, which is blowing away other Brewers prospects, Yoey Votto and Meguel Cabrera.

Gerardo Parra – Him or Adam Eaton are gonna get crazy hot any day now, I feel it in my bones.  I don’t mean that as in I have multiple genitals like Andrelton.

L.J. Hoes – Hoes, “Did someone say multiple genitals?!”  Oh, Hoes.  You’re gonna get a bad reputation.  “I’m easy!”  Hoes, stop!  The man who lets everyone get their turn is hitting near .400 in the last week.

Dayan Viciedo – Love Viciedo when he’s hitting and the Hitter-Tron, and all his metal fetishes, also is crazy about him today.

Avisail Garcia – I’ve been cycling through utility guys quicker than L.J. Hoes, but one guy I’ve tried to remain patient with is Avisail.  This week he’s hitting over .350 and has speed and power.

Wilson Ramos – Hehe, I buried the catchers in the middle of the post.  Fingers crossed that no one sees them!

Jason Castro – Has been more valuable than so many other catchers I won’t even bothering mentioning them (too lazy to look it up).  Kinda crazy he’s only owned in 48.6% of leagues, but then again 70% of leagues are abandoned, so he’s owned in 118.6% leagues…Geez, you guys and four girl readers and Castro should get a room!

Sonny Gray – I’ve gone over myself with a fine-toothed comb, I mean, Gray, no, I meant myself.  Search the site, click his player name, click my Sonny Gray fantasy.  It’s all there.

Todd RedmondStream-o-Nator loves Redmond today vs. the Astros, just be careful if Redmond starts doing a staged reading of How High, not good.

Martin Perez – His last four starts have been solid and he gets the Pale Hose next.  Don’t mind if I do!

Jason Vargas – On Saturday, the prodigal Marginer returns home, so I’ll be hitting the waiver wires for him, i.e., grazing Jason Vargas.

Zach McAllister – Yes, I just basically went through the Stream-o-Nator for these guys, but it’s that time of the year.  What do I care if so-and-so has been good if their next start isn’t favorable?

Tommy Hunter – Johnson’s been a schmuck for about two weeks now and K-Rod’s been a schmuck for the better part of three years, so Hunter it is.  Since there’s only five weeks left, Hunter could run with the job and get ten saves the rest of the way.  More likely, Johnson starts getting saves again in a week or two.  I’d still own them both.

Rex Brothers – I just went over this morning.  Scroll up, click Home, scroll down and click my previous post.  You’re good!

Chia-Jen Lo – Is Chia-Jen a popular name in Taiwan?  Speaking of Taiwan, you know when I first fell in love with Rudy?  When he told me how Taiwan grows great small things:  baseball players in the form of Little Leaguers and baby corn.

Dane De La Rosa – There should be some kind of decree handed down that De La Rosa’s have to either be de la Rosa or De La Rosa.  I’m sick of looking up if his shizz is capped.  #firstworldproblems.  He’s sharing closing duties with Frieri, but since Ernesto has only been doing doodies, I’d own DDLR.

SELL

Tim Lincecum – See what I said in McAllister’s blurb?  Well, Lincecum hasn’t even been good in his last two starts.  If you’re in a tight race for Ks, I could understand sticking with him, but there’s no telling what you’re going to get from him from start to start.  Holding your waiver wire moves close to your vest?  As his bumper sticker says, “Burn one for me.”

Jed Lowrie – He’s been yawnstipating for the better part of the season (9 HRs, 1 steal).  What’s that, two and a quarter homers per month?  Who even counts quarter homers besides Juan Pierre?

Pablo Sandoval – Let’s suppose you were 145 pounds overweight and you couldn’t wear a muumuu but instead had to wear a tight-fitting, doesn’t-breath-enough baseball jersey.  Then, on top of all of that, isn’t a maraschino cherry or four like you’d enjoy, but a manager that keeps talking about how you’re too fat.  A manager with a giant-melon head.  Would you want to play there?  I wouldn’t.  Just conjecture, but I bet Sandoval ends up on a different team this offseason and excels.  For this year, you gotta take Kung Fu Panda and chop him.

From Around The Web

  1. Flanwagon says:
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    Gennett or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Power — scooter…

      • Flanwagon says:
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        @Grey:

        Total points, standard scoring. Tough call huh..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Scooter

  2. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Miller has no homers at home this year and counting stats wise is better on the road, only pointing that out because he starts a home stand today that goes til Wednesday, but after that he gets a four game set in Houston starting Thursday, so I say buy him on Wednesday after the games start….cust kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call…

  3. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Did we decide on a term yesterday? was it SAGnot, Flash Boredum or Stealy Dans?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we’re leaning towards Rudy’s newest one berwilding…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I love what Rudy brings to the site, SON and that sex addict Hitter Tron, but I was really hoping this would be a readers contribute….let the peasants have some bread!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, I’m still not convinced any are better than the three we had yesterday…

  4. royce! says:
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    Scooter, Boneface or Beckham? Which two you want: Yelich, K Davis, Avisail?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @royce!: In those orders, IMO old timey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs for the MIs… Not Yelich

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I really think Yellich has a sexy september……I like saying sexy september

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That should be a disco song…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: a disco inspired song about hot fantasy bats in the month of septemeber….I wonder what bootsy has going on right now?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Probably cleaning his glasses…

  5. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I read Panda lost 20 pounds because he sent his brother to culinary school and is now his own private chef, my question is how do i know he lost weight because the buttons on his jersey are still looking strained?

    yo Prez, G to the motherf**kin 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He lost 20 pounds and rushed himself into a men’s medium?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: he doesn’t want to disappoint the fans, i haven’t been a men’s medium since the 8th grade…ok maybe 7th grade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The fans expect chunky, so he goes down two shirt sizes every twenty pounds he loses…

  6. Wake Up says:
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    Quick question…I have two teams in the top 10% in the RCL…I’m top ten in HRs in the RCL overall…my league has one of the best League Indices in the overall RCL…I know to use indices when talking about the plural form…I rarely ever wear overalls overall…For some reason octopuses has become acceptable recently when it’s clear that octopi has a much better ring to it, yes, yes, I am aware that octopus is not even Latin and the plural should therefore technically, be the Greek form, octopodes, but when you’re out at the bar with your friends talking about scoring some octopi, would anyone really even know what you were talking about if you said scoring some octopodes…I mean c’mon…are you effen kidding me…you expect people to believe that you have friends?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: thats why i bought a dog

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: That’s the collective “you” of course…I’m trying to work on my humblebrag it’s not “quite” there yet…I like that you don’t often explain too…this buy column is basically my current team…and thanks for the shout…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Wake Up: Humblebrag… Charlie Manuel would be displeased… I prefer octopi as well… anyone who likes Mad Season is friend-worthy

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Big Magoo: haha…I know…I’m just messin…

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @Wake Up: I know… it was a nice rant that deserved a response… I’m in second place in two RCLs, including the Champions League, and in first in four different money leagues – take that! (my humblebrag needs more work than yours, I think)

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Big Magoo: well…my mom says that I’m one of her favorite sons…and…I understand mostly all of what Charlie Manuel says!

            • Big Magoo

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              @Wake Up: Haha… You understand Uncle Charlie? That makes one of us!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      That was a fine journey, sir.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

        ~ Albert Schweitzer

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Wake Up:

          If I have seen far, it’s because my grandmother gave me a really good pair of binoculars for my 13th birthday.

  7. Jason says:
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    Hey Grey, what about Carlos Martinez, taking over for Westbroke? Isn’t he a pretty high buy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him if I was in a deep league, you need to just be worrying about who your pitchers are going against next

  8. Marv says:
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    Grey,
    Thanks for the great advice, I can always count on.
    10-team H2H keeper(keep 12) in 3rd place
    Hitters (9stats) – J. Castro/Votto*/Altuve/Sandoval/Desmond/Goldy*/S.Castro/Holliday/McCutch*/Bruce*/Rizzo* w Braun* NA and Mauer* on the dl
    Pitching (8 stats 3SP/2RP/2P) – Medlen/Kuroda/Sale/Lackey/Bailey/Cobb/Samardzija/Lohse/Beachy /Kimbrel/Chapman/Rivera w Kluber on DL
    My concerns are Pablo/S.Castro/Medlen/Lackey/and now Beachy (Lohse has been doing pretty well)
    I obviously want to wind this year so who you swap anybody for wire guys(see below)?
    Wire= A. Wood, M. Perez, J. Niese, T. Ross, M. Estrada, Josh Johnson, M. Bourn, S. Victorino, Crawford, Aoki, Belt, M. Young, Middlebrooks, A Rod, Rendon
    also with keepers having an asterisks, I need to pick 5 from Desmond/Holliday/Sale/Samardzija/Kuroda/Chapman/Kimbrel

    I know super long but I really do appreciate it! from a nervous Canuck!
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll answer in a few when I get home, too complicated for my phone

      • Marv says:
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        haha no problem, thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to wait out to see what the injury news says on Beachy… Wood is better than Lohse, Perez over Lackey for certain matchups… Medlen’s okay against certain teams, I don’t like him tonight… You can’t drop Pablo or Castro in a keeper…

      • Josh says:
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        So Beachy was put on the 15 day DL with elbow inflamation, I guess since I wouldn;t be keeping him, drop him for who? Alex Wood? would he be the best out of whats available?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wood

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: where is alex wood available? 6 team leagues?

  9. Phil Rizutto is Alive!!! says:
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    Want to grab Carlos Martinez. Have a glut of mediocre 1b/3bs. Which would you dump:

    A-Ram
    A-LaRoche
    J Francisco

    Gotta say that I hate the ALL, but I can only dump one at the moment. Thanks for the great stuff as always.

  10. Mr. Fisters' Sister "Furbush" says:
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    Will Middlebrooks or Marlon Byrd?

    Middlebrooks could take this 3rd base job and run with it for the ROS.

    On the other hand, Byrd has been really good with a solid slg%, but on a team that isn’t fun to watch unless your a mets fan. What’s your opinion Sir Grey Albright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  11. Big Magoo

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    After recently looking over some players for short schedule/ matchup plays, I humbly submit Yonder Alonso as a sell. His last HR was on May 19th.

    Oh, and Adam Eaton is inching closer to the AJax/Bourjos fast-guy-who-doesn’t-steal group. He has zero SBs this year in 32 games played and two career SBs (with four CS) in 54 games played.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya on both

    • @Big Magoo: Adam Eaton has that few SBs – that Berwildering! It’s a shame he’s so run shy? What a Speed Waster!

      Hmm, run shy is sounding pretty good…

      • Big Magoo

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        @Rudy Gamble: I know, right? He’s such a SAGnot. And AJax and Bourjos – what a couple of Stealy Damns!

      • James Redacted

        James Redacted says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: That Adam Eaton.. such a speed dreamer.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        bewildering sucks .
        lose it .

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Maybe we could call these guys the Bourjosie.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I like it. The only issue is that if he finally did start running more, the term would become obsolete.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      I’m streaming Perez today.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I have him in all three of my RCLs, but I’m on the fence about running him out there in the Champions League. I already have Bumgarner and Kuroda going tonight and am slightly ahead of the max GS pace. Decisions, decisions…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          If you max your GS a little early then you can roll out 9 relievers to finish the year. If you got two weeks of that could make a big diff.

          • Big Magoo

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            @OaktownSteve: True, but it works both ways. If I save some starts, there will be more options to stream from in mid-late September after some teams have already maxed out on starts and dumped their starters.

  12. Phil Rizutto is Alive!!! says:
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    Is there a term for when you have glut of decent players on a cr@ppy team? For example, you could have Scooter, A-Ram, Juan Francisco and the Muppet.

  13. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I hate asking these questions, but please rank, Avisail, K Davis, Viciendo, Eaton, Parra. I need runs and HR’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Parra

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: who’s on the bottom and don’t say that’s what she said?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s on the bottom of which guys? I’m on my phone and can’t see your original question

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: don’t worry I decided to pull on my big boy pants and dropped Avisail

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m holding him still… For now

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: if he was hitting homers I would of held him, but their offense is so horrible that I decided to hold viciendo for the knocks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

  14. gareth says:
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    For next week, would you grab nunez over aybar for a higher steal probability? My only concern is his playing time.

    I Grabbed gattis to fill in for mauer. Thanks grey! Here’s hoping he gets out of his slump!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Nunez

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: so is jeter hurt again?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been hurt for 10 months…

    • Hondo says:
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      @gareth:

      What do you mean about his playing time,Jeter returding(intentional typo)?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo: Hmm,guess I should have hit refresh before posting.I get lost in the witty repartee sometimes.

  15. robbiec says:
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    Grey, I love ya and all, but saying SON loves Todd Redmond today? To quote SON “For 12-team leagues, $8 is about the ‘average’ start.” Redmond comes in at $7.2, with only a 39% chance of a quality start. I’m streaming U-balls at home against MIN ($10.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay so love might be a stretch… Barely dislikes doesn’t have the same panache

  16. Tom Jacks

    Tom Jacks says:
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    I do get called Jack quite a bit, which puzzles me when it’s in an email that I just signed “Tom Jacks”. I’m going to assume somebody’s putting those commas in there…

    I always forget that I’m technically a TJ and I’ll get called that once a year or so. Somehow I used to have the nickname “Zwak”, but that’s one of those that is so out there that it only makes sense to embrace. Sometimes I’m called “Alderman Jacks”, which you can look up the story to next time you get bored.

    But enough about me. Let’s talk about this: http://tomjacks.com/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about Wolfman Jacks? Poolman Jacks? Tom Jacks of All Aldermen?

      • Tom Jacks

        Tom Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Consider it done.

        -Tom “Wolfman” Jacks

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: apple jacks…..

        • gareth says:
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          @gareth: car jacks if hes a hot rodder, jacks and the beanstalk if he’s standing next to someone tall………

          • Tom Jacks

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            @gareth: I’m definitely not tall so the second one could almost always apply.

        • Tom Jacks

          Tom Jacks says:
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          @gareth: Yeah, I get that one a lot.

  17. gareth says:
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    So I finally resigned myself to the fact I had to drop bautista. I then go to drop him for a replacement shortstop off the wire and get a league message saying i cant drop him as he is one of the “undroppables.”

    How do I get around this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      File a lawsuit with Tom Jacks? I’m not sure…

      • Tom Jacks

        Tom Jacks says:
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        @Grey: Always an effective approach.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Quickest possible route, always

    • Hondo says:
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      @gareth:

      If I recall that ends in the last couple weeks.Your commish can waive that crap in the settings before the season starts,we do it in our league.That’s how I got Jay Bruce,some guy got impatient and dropped him early.

      • gareth says:
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        @Hondo: thanks hondo! I’ve sent out an email to the league. Hopefully it get fixed. I know one thing, I’m finding a new league next year. Maybe a razzball one!

  18. gareth says:
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    No dl spots in my league. I’m in the same boat with mauer. Already dropped heyward.

  19. The Big Yabu says:
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    Lineup dilemmas in weekly league — please rank:
    -Rizzo (@LAD, vs. PHI)
    -Frazier (@STL, @COL)
    -Yonder (@ARI, @LAD)
    -Leonys (@SEA, vs MIN)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Leonys, Frazier

  20. nathan says:
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    would you start Justin Upton tonight even though he faces Wainwright, I saw that he is 0-10 life time at bats vs Wainwright. in his place i would start Brad Miller who plays against Garrett Richards.
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Upton

  21. Kris Benson's Wife says:
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    Drake’s Fruit Pies makemewanna cry,
    Comes in apple and cherry
    makes me feel so fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  22. Carnac says:
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    If I hang on to Yelich, he’ll have a *great* baseline salary in a keeper league. But will he contribute much in the next year or 2? I guess worst case scenario I’m looking at 2013 Brett Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I think you can have much better than Gardner… Or at least different… More like a 15/20 guy with a solid average…

  23. Chicken Dinner says:
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    “HO LY Cow!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  24. Tipmypitch says:
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    Lost Heyward and Bautista and holding on by a thread in HTH 14-team points league. Pick 2 of this group for picks ups this week for immediate impact (Ha!)…

    Venable, K. Davis, Bonafacio, Swisher, Yelich, Ruf, Eaton, Parra

    Would you consider Nunez over A-Cabrera at this juncture?

    A-Rod is still available in our league as well. Is he even worth a DH/UT pick up at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruf, Davis… Grab Nunez… I could see playing A-Rod, sure… Not over those other two though

  25. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Drop Xan for Hoes?
    OF is Bryce, Aoki, Ruf, EYJ, Prado. Can slide Prado back to MI. H2H weekly points. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  26. nathan says:
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    would you rather have machado or pablo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  27. Ben Nyquist says:
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    Why are streaming pitchers added like crazy the few days before their start and then dumped right before their start? I notice this all the time on Yahoo. Are people adding these pitchers just so others can’t have them? If so, why dump them right before their start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe to block others from owning them

    • CheapTrout says:
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      @Ben Nyquist: If the league setting is for add/drops to be effective next day, streamers will drop an SP day of start because the drop is effective the day after the start. They get the stats for the day of the start.

  28. Hoog says:
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    Would you rather have scooter over altuve? Also LA Roche or khris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter for power… Davis…

  29. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Can someone confirm that Archer is pitching tonight? I built my whole Draftkings lineup around Roberto Hernandez going!

  30. Hondo says:
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    Gray got bumped up a day to Sunday.There goes the creampuff schedule after Detroit,now he gets Texas twice,twat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit

  31. Benjy says:
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    Drop Infante for Gennett? Thanks for all your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, no problem

  32. nathan says:
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    do you like lackey at the dodgers tonight if you are worried abour era & whip?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do…

  33. Jet says:
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    Beachy just sent to DL retroactive to Aug. 21.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  34. Kid A says:
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    Cain as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And there’s that

  35. Adam says:
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    Raja Davis or Leonis Martin ROS??
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  36. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Time to drop Lowrie?

    A Cabrera, A Escobar, Nunez, Aybar, Profar would be pick-up options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  37. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sonny gains a start @ bal this week but loses one @ det next week. wash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For next week, sure

      • Harris says:
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        @Grey: I knew they’d scratch Millone for Gray. I started Salazar for his two starts over Gray. I didnt realize Salazar is on a WBC pitch count.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

    • Hondo says:
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      @herschel:

      @ Baltimore isn’t so great.Camden Yards is a launching pad.

  38. Clyde Prompto says:
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    I’m WAY late to the party regarding the new glossary term, but I submit “JAGNOF.” No idea if it’s been suggested, and I do like “run shy.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we’re going run shy, I just gotta add it…

  39. Heisenberg says:
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    I need Wong to start hitting so we start singing…. HITS FROM THE WONG…

  40. Riff Raff says:
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    Im in a H2H league and lost the last playoff spot last game of season. FML

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  41. The Thumb says:
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    Did Gray really get bumped? Mlb at bat still says he goes Monday against detroit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he got bumped

    • The Thumb says:
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      @The Thumb: nevermind i found an article from a fantasy site :(

      Time to move on to Alex Wood?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Go with Wood

  42. Trigger Cut says:
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    Scooter over shitty Alcides, right? God, I hate this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  43. Eric S. says:
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    Start Eaton in Philly against hamels tonight or A-Rod in Tampa against Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Rod

  44. ferris says:
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    hold Beachy until diagnosis on Monday (no dl spots) or drop for Putz now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  45. OaktownSteve says:
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    Decided last minute not to stream Perez and in fact going short stack of Chi Sox against him. Viciedo, Garcia, Beckham. Hunch play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Two of those guys are pretty hot and Leury might steal a bag, not a bad play… I’m streaming Drew due to Rollins not even playing anymore

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Traitor! They will get nothing off of Perez! But seriously, I like Beckham. Been using him at MI in several leagues. Not sure about Garcia. Jury’s still out on him, especially this early on. Viciedo is hitting eighth today. He’s an all or nothing play.

  46. JRO says:
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    start archer today vs NY have good lead in my ratios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, it’s risky though

  47. Kid A says:
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    Any idea if Trout is in or out tonight? No seeing anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not sure… Check the lineup link in the top menu…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: not posted yet. oh well. rolling without. not like he is going to hit 3 dings or anything…

        • Prezi says:
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          @Kid A: just seen you were in jacks football league… Vedyy nicee! Glad you two could kiss and make up.

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Prezi: Tolerance is a real thing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully not…

  48. goodfold2 says:
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    best stream spot for tomorrow pick 1
    shark @SD
    timmy vs PIT
    Stults vs CUBS
    Mcallister vs MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark

  49. Eric S. says:
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    Start 4 out if the 5:

    A-Rod
    Eaton
    Rajai Davis
    Cuddyer
    Dom Brown

    Who do you sit?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Eric S.: today, dom faces lefty, so it’s him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton or A-Rod depending on needs

      • Eric S. says:
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        @Grey:

        Much appreciated fellas. I sat Eaton….might regret it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully not

  50. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Oh man… that headline brings back memories. Those adverts had to just be a regional thing though, right? Wonder how many readers got the joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s why I explained it in the lede… Completely regional, I’d guess

  51. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 redraft. Need homers and steals.

    1) Wil Myers got dropped for some reason. Drop Byrd, Lawrie, Lake or hold?

    2) I dropped Rizzo for Belt, then did a reverse, now I’m thinking of going back to Belt. Please rank Rizzo, Belt, Ruf, Moss, Carter, Lind, Frazier, Davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Lake 2) you ranked the top 3

  52. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Scooter over Dozier? Also who do you like ROS at my util spot? Alex Gordon or Belt? Side-note: Gordon is batting cleanup lately again, I absolutely hate him there. What is Yost still doing as their head coach?

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Whew my fault, I meant leadoff and not cleanup, I wish he was cleanup.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I figured you meant leadoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Scooter… Gordon…

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, looks like I’m dropping Belt to stream my boy Cashner this Sunday. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. Anthony says:
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    @GREY: h2h 12 man redraft- Drop Aoki or Josh Hamilton for Darin Ruf ???

    Outfield is
    Justin Upton
    Aoki
    Puig
    J Hamilton
    M Holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki if you need power

  54. Heeeeey Scoooter, C’mon down!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  55. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like between hunter and storen for sagnof?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  56. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Dice-K vs Miggy is so unfair it’s almost comical. Just walk the guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Totally

  57. Looks like Miggy just had jock itch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  58. AJ says:
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    Leonys or Bourn Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourn

  59. SteveV says:
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    Need saves….Hunter or Hawkins????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins

      • SteveV says:
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        Frieri’s on my bench keep him or drop him for Hawkins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop for Hawkins

  60. Hondo says:
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    Looks like this is Gray’s new schedule(misses Houston now,dammit)- @Balt,TB,TX,@MIN,@TX(no way).MIN,@LAA

    2 off days so it might change.He just misses @ Sea in the final series unless he pitches on 4 days rest.

    This on top of Beachy messes up my positive fucking aura.

    If only Verlander and JZimm would unsuck I’d feel better about things.

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Hondo:

      Relax. The Rangers’ offense is not that scary. I’d be more concerned about his start at Baltimore.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey’s Goatee: I’m not going to need that start thankfully.I’ve seen a lot of pitchers get lit up at Camden Yards when it’s hot and with todays rain the air will probably still be humid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s assuming he stays on that schedule, which I doubt

  61. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    If you had to pick one to stream this weekend who is it between these two: Vargas or McCallister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

  62. Gareth says:
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    Dice K Bat – ting Pract -sa.

    Speaking of K’s, Ubaldo Jiminez has 7 in three total so far! That guy is the most maddening, perplexing and Unfathomable Pitcher in the world. I think he plays a game of Roulette in his head for every pitch he makes. He also looks a little like that horse from Old School Disney Cartoons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  63. Grey's Goatee says:
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    You know it’s bad when you’re stacking Cubs in Petco.

    I have Lake, Schierholtz, and Murphy going tonight.

    C’mon, Volquez, do your thing. I still can’t believe they traded Latos for that turd. Someone should tell him that his K-rate should not look anything close to your BB-rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly

  64. Gareth says:
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    10 Strikeouts in 5 innings so far for Ubaldo………………….

  65. The 12th Man says:
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    Gordon or Byrd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  66. Tipmypitch says:
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    I’d like to Thank the Mets for trotting Dice-K out there when I needed a Fister loss. I never stood a chance here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nope

  67. Snake Hips says:
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    I get confused when X. Bogaerts has an “x” next to his name… Too many x’s. Guy is a player..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  68. goodfold2 says:
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    redmond’s getting hit pretty hard. what’s worse is m.perez is having one of those porcello type games where they get a million singles off of him and likely get lucky. still looks terrible on the whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just need Ks from Redmond, and would love a win

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: we seem to be getting the K’s. Looks like i should’ve benched perez instead of medlen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: that third run right now eventually won’t be scored an earned run. guy’s on first don’t score on singles.

  69. ShidestheLimit says:
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    I have playoffs secured in my league and I have two roster spots filled by players that I’d say are on the cusp of droppable. My question to you is this – is there anybody worth a stash in the minors that you consider have a good chance of getting called up who could make a nice impact (except Billy Hamilton, who’s already been discussed on the site)? George Springer? Sano? Thanks

  70. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Gio droppable in 10 man mixed leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  71. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, now bailey’s f’ing up. to think deduno’s line will be better than bailey/perez/redmond is pretty sick.

  72. Hondo says:
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    Today Vin Scully announced he’s coming back for year 65!!

    All is right with the world for one more year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  73. Howdy

    For next season, 14 team roto league standard stuff. Lake or Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  74. AJ says:
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    need to drop 2…Perez, Salazar or Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Leonys

  75. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    don’t feel so badly for suggesting kelley and kendrick the other day ,
    after following your redmond lead .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  76. goodfold2 says:
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    this is the worst i’ve seen redmond look like ever. he tore HOU up last time.
    1. drop Redmond for erasmo’s tomorrow start. now that my era went from 2.38 to 4.44 (whip from 1.25 to 1.52) due to redmond and perez/bailey and i’m losing losses (at least CIN came back for Bailey)
    2. avisail is better than j.maxwell, yes?
    i still would have the same number of losses but way better era/whip had i left medlen in and not redmond. We had no reason to think he’d do this though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: medlen’s actually messed up STL twice in a row now.

  77. The 12th Man says:
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    Are you holding onto Mujica in a shallow points league with 2 RP spots?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. Jason Katnip says:
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    Yo Grey…Scooter over Starlin Castro ?

    • Jason Katnip says:
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      If I pick up Scooter that will mean I have 3 brewers in my lineup…Yes this year has been that bad for me.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jason Katnip: if they are segura/k.davis/even aramis right now/def gennett your team is not bad at this time (maybe before).

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Jason Katnip:

        That’s not bad if one of the other ones is Segura or CarGom.

        I missed out on Khris. Gah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: anybody (sogard,y.escobar) over s.castro for a long time now.

  79. SteveNZ says:
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    Just grabbed Scooter and K-hris in the ol’ H2H. Try and ride the hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Redmond hurt me tonight…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, Redmond got Ks but also got clobbered.

        No streamers for me in the RCL tonight, just didn’t like any of the choices. Lost a couple of points in Ks as a result which is gonna happen I guess.

        Got the Brothers save though. Hunter on in the 8th – wonder who they get to close it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Brothers for me too…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: It’s Jim Johnson…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Figures

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Just added Paco in the RCL. Hope he can keep it up…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I just lost him for Scooter, I think… I needed the spot…

  80. Prezi says:
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    Bomb Voyage Hoes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s some Hoes in the house!

      • Prezi says:
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        @Grey: My Hoes be stealin’!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep your Hoes in check!

    • Prezi says:
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      Whoops, read that wrong.. still, monster day and hes gone tomorrow!

  81. cheerio says:
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    Scooter, Aybar or Lowrie?

    Thanks.

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @cheerio:

      Scooter for power. Aybar for steals.

    • Prezi says:
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      @cheerio: Scooter, if you need to get around conveniently…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Prezi:

        nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  82. goodfold2 says:
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    other than the lack of K’s it looks like perez just had 2 separate Porcello-style bad luck innings. He appears to get the needed level of groundballs good for a TEX pitcher.

  83. AJ says:
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    So gonna drop Bogaerts…(mixed emotions..mostly sad cause he dont play!! haa!!) WongTon looking Good!! But he aint on the menu everyday either Boooo!! Guess my only option is Emilo Estevez i mean Sheen!!! whaT? huh? wutever…..Yay Leonys just got me a steal….maybe dont need another speedster… ill just grab Scooter and hope this engine is Legit!!! WEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  84. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn wong only got 2 at bats to be yanked against lefty downs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  85. Shake N Bacon says:
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    What is wrong with the Nat’s pitching staff? Zimmerman and Gio have been leaving flaming bags of dog poop on my front porch lately. I thought dropping Samardzija would’ve stopped this crap.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: here’s to zimm being more dogcrap in next two days to make up for my redmond dump.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  86. SteveNZ says:
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    Nasty feeling I’m about to get sonavabenched by Schierholtz here…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oh man. Tron didn’t like him so much today and I listened.

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        The Tron gave Chris Davis no love either when he was in Petco. You have to ignore it sometimes, such as when Schierholtz is facing a terrible righty.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey’s Goatee: Yeah, it all seems so obvious now. That said, I did bench him to plug in Viciedo who has been hitting well himself lately.

          And I’ve dropped him now, to get Khris Davis. He gets Stults tomorrow and Kershaw soon after that. Hopefully I can get him back for his next run of RHP.

  87. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Atta boy, Shierholtz!

  88. goodfold2 says:
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    worst start to a game this year watch, we’re not there yet, and he should have 1 out, but volquez might just get there.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @goodfold2: he’s not getting there.

  89. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s funny redmond left my era at 4.44 (was 2.38 before he came in, along with perez/bailey); which is exactly what his is for the year now. we’re like identical twins. Not cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  90. Jon says:
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    Any of these keepers over either Victorino or Fowler?

    Adams, Wong, Arcia, Eaton

    • Jon says:
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      Gennett and Khris Davis also possibilities…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong over Victorino

  91. ferris says:
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    ops is 6th category

    ike davis or Nolan arenado for a UT spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  92. Jon says:
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    Khris Davis over Smoak, ARam, Gardner or Fowler?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Jon: yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Smoak

  93. goodfold2 says:
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    16 teamer where only waivers guys are erasmo ( i own for tomorrow and HOU start, likely nothing more, unless both go really well) also peacock (2 upcoming great starts) and feldman are out there. It looks like Feldman is around the same thing as Milone without the good home park and fairly good ROS schedule. I won’t be picking up Feldman likely due to his schedule being one of the worst in baseball for ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are great… Erasmo

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: after erasmo’s 2 starts (ending with the HOU one); it really looks like picking up t.roark would be better than streaming guys like redmond/feldman/peacock (other than his 2 good starts). Roark has been ending up with almost starter like innings per week, with very good numbers. Gets more innings than matusz and duensing (2 others of this type)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

  94. chunk says:
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    points league with saves holds and ks….

    Dor K, Storen, Walden, Paco, or the Beard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paco

  95. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Damn just checked my team on my phone. Scooter and Khris D just took me out to dinner with dessert.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And home afterwards!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: now that’s a brew sandwich….wait, what?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Mmhmm

  96. Hondo says:
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    Holy crap-Brian Roberts has a slam and legs.I thought he was dead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  97. MB says:
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    Do I dare grab Khris Davis over Schierholtz? Guy is a clone of his namesake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  98. Hondo says:
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    This may sound crazy,but it’s getting close to the end.Drop Bruce for the other Davis(2 HR’s tonight)?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:
      Or for Venable?
      Grabbed him for a holds guy,who I need to replace for tomorrow.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo:

        I mean I have Venable and Bruce and grabbed Khris for a holds guy.I need a replacement holds guy for the weekend,who I will drop Sunday for Stammen.

        Next weeks opponent doesn’t have any holders,hopefully Stammen will get me just 1 measley hold.
        I had to grab Khris now,my league is so sick a guy 87 games out made a move 3 days ago.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Hondo: it’s sick now when people try to improve their teams? What would you be doing if you were that far down? Hope you wouldn’t be like those 5 dead teams (either a third or half of all teams, depending on league) in my leagues. But it sounds like you might be if you were in that spot. Personally i’d rather get 12th than 15th any day, unless it gave me a better draft slot next year, even then i’d rather attempt to improve it.

          • Hondo says:
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            @goodfold2: I meant that in a good way,nobody in the league ever gives up or misses a chance.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @CheapTrout: @Hondo: it feels better when you actually win in a league like that. especially in leagues for no money. Money leagues either which way winning is fine, due to the payout; it’s like poker. You’d rather play the best, but you’ll take the money at the end either way.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose Venable for Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        OK- I even confused myself.
        Do you mean hold on Bruce?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Hondo: he does mean hold on to bruce. isn’t bruce a top 40 pick with a million homers and rbi’s? bad average, but you knew that going in.

          • Hondo says:
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            @goodfold2:
            Going in I passed on him in the 4th round for Matt Holliday,who I then traded to the Cards fan who grabbed Cole Hamels 2 picks ahead of me,then picked Bruce up off waivers when some guy dropped him during a cold stretch.(The guy is fighting for the 6th and final playoff spot and always has a completely new roster by years end,total OCD))
            Since I’m 25 games ahead,I’m going to hold onto Bruce instead of a 2nd holds guy so he doesn’t come back and bite me on the ass on someone elses team in the playoffs.I can’t bring myself to drop Venable right now ,so that leaves me 2 bench guys,which I don’t like doing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Bruce

  99. anchovies says:
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    streamer question…i, too, got slapped by redmond. it happens.

    vargas @ sea
    de la rosa @ MIA
    garza vs CHW
    erasmo vs LAA

    i’ll have to drop one too

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did too… Alas… DLR

  100. Joey B. says:
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    oof. Jim Johnson got a save tonight. Tommy Hunter can’t get no break. Should I still hold on to him and pray? He was my last add of the week before the Brothers news came out. :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold and pray if you have no moves this week

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Joey B.: i know how that feels, last 2 weeks i’ve missed out on gray and the other chris davis due to using all of my 5 picks before the weekend.

  101. Grey's Goatee says:
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    My sources tell me Yahsiel Puig and Will Myers are getting called up.

    The two were teammates of Khris Davis down in Hollywood, Florida.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  102. goodfold2 says:
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    due to facing left handers last 2 days dyson hasn’t started. but he has pinch ran twice, with 2 steals. Per at bat he’s actually brutus to rajai’s caesar. or maybe mark antony.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: damn, royals really sagnoff it up like you grey, with dyson/boneface/used to have e.johnson/getz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  103. gareth says:
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    I Picked up boneface 2 days ago. He’s stolen 3 bases since then! Sadly I’m in a weekly league so his stats only start to count beginning Monday.

    “Sad trombone.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  104. gareth says:
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    In kansas its like an Eddie Murphy. Coming to America thing: “the royal sagnof is clean.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  105. gareth says:
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    Thanks for the advice. Have a great weekend Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too

  106. Allen says:
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    For the rest of this season rank Gennett, Villar, Lake, Franklin, Miller?
    For the future rank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter, Miller

  107. nyydj2 says:
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    Well, he should definitely get into the medium jersey now. Just saw the headline on CNN. “Panda Gives Birth at National Zoo Today”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  108. SteveNZ says:
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    Bloody hell. Sonavabenched by Venable AND Schierholtz in h2h today. The reasons for starting Rajai and Viciedo seemed so sound at the time! Should be 10-2 and all over, red rover.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had a hell of a day… Ugh, Redmond

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Bleurgh. Maybe Stammen will sweep up after him tomorrow.

        Speaking of tomorrow, pick two from Rajai, Khris, Venable and Viciedo. Have a 4-2 lead in steals and tied in HRs…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: i would think the way the other chris davis is going he’s an always start, and i can’t decide out of vic and ven.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rajai, Davis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry I missed you last night…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: All good. Games concerned are later so plenty of time to juggle rosters depending on lineups. I realised after I posted the question that you’re in the east, you need sleep at some stage.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, sorry…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: No apology necessary. Throw off that guilt!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, thanks!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Of course Venable singles and steals in his first AB.

                    Tron liked Davis by a goodly margin too, so don’t feel bad ;-)

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Ugh, Venable making us both look a bit silly.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup…Castro!

  109. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    having gyorko is so damn nice again, glad i was smart enough/forced to (16 teamer) stick with him. in 10 teamer, do i drop victorino for him. vic plays when hot (like before today) in one of 2 util spots. Hill’s already at 2nd.

  110. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    starting to look like redmond/bogaerts roster spots go to roark and morton. after erasmo plays HOU i can grab more offense or great RP.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: deep league alert morton with 4 straight starts with 2 or less and here’s the ROS schedule
      vsMIL,@MIL,@TEX(bench),vsCUBS,vsSD,@CUBS. pretty sweet really.

  111. goodfold2 says:
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    1.holds roto about to be 11 team league, which 2 are worth least? collins/herrera/hoover/veras/cook/carpenter.
    1b. should any be dropped for burton?

    3 more teams have been disbanded; players like this are available through waivers tomorrow night. I’m weakest in net steals and holds, pretty well off in homers already. top 2 in net saves (but only have holland left after trading the others not named frieri/wilhelmsen away)
    rivera/stanton/marte/other cargo/puig/j.castro/price/wainwright/beltran/holliday/grilli/pedroia/bautista/hamilton/burton/nathan/lawrie so my waiver claims (probably not in final order)
    1. drop boneface for other cargo
    2. drop dyson for marte
    3.drop wong for pedroia
    4. drop arenado for lawrie
    5. drop fowler for stanton
    6. h.bailey for jansen (was already dropping bailey, as i’m barely over innings projected)
    7 . drop weakest holds guy for rivera
    8. drop perez for castro (catchers both)
    9. drop 2nd weakest holds guy for nathan (i’ll likely only get 1 of nathan/rivera/jansen so i can get back whichever holds guy i dropped)
    10 drop lackey for wainwright

    2. i’m assuming with rest of offense being victorino/jones/bruce/beltre/rizzo/lawrie/votto/santana i don’t need to attempt to get puig/holliday/beltran at all since they give homers/rbi’s which i’m already pretty much set at. Or would I rather have puig than stanton?
    3. should any of these be dropped for price? which is worst. i really only have enough innings left for like 5 great starters, at most. wish i could play 10 or so RP for holds per day.
    gray/stras/corbin/latos
    4. i’m guessing my overall waiver pickup order should be (due to my needs) other cargo/marte/wainwright (or price)/pedroia/closers (jansen and down)/stanton (or puig, but not both)/lawrie/castro?
    thanks. this was just emailed recently. comish doesn’t like inactive teams and will benefit those who care. he’s also recruiting for next year and only wants managers who care about their teams.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: forgot greinke’s in there too.
      3.so who are the weakest 2 out of
      stras/greinke/wainwright/gray/latos/corbin/price? in theory (won’t happen, as others will grab at least 1 of waino or price) i could have 5 of them. already have 4 of them. gray’s only listed due to insanely good ROS schedule and being so damn awesome since he’s been called up.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: looks like gray (with schedule change to 3 bad starts) will be one of the two worst of those great pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1.Herrera, Collins …You make all of these moves based on your team, definitely drop guys like Wong for Pedroia… 2. Nope 3. Gray 4. Yup

  112. Bosmosis says:
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    I don’t know if it’s too late, but I had some submissions for the glossary term for a fast guy who doesn’t steal. Call him a:

    Runny No-swipe
    Usain Halt!
    Roxanne (“You don’t have to put on the red light…”)
    Greased Frightening
    S. Choo Freebase (<– reaching a bit there)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I like Greased Frightening, but we’re going with run shy…

  113. Tom James says:
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    Sleepless in Arizona . . . Have personally settled on SAGNOCreep for either the speed burner who won’t ignite or the condition from which he suffers, related biologically and epistimologically to Samardzijaphrenia and Saltalamachismo, which comprises a battery if you take the Lake Shore Limited through Buffalo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  114. OregonDonor says:
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    Same Guinness.

    From Wikipedia 8/24/2013

    On 10 November 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Breweries,[5] went on a shooting party in the North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. He became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the grouse (the former being correct). That evening at Castlebridge House, he realised that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe’s fastest game bird.[6][7] Beaver knew that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland, but there was no book in the world with which to settle arguments about records. He realised then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  115. ty says:
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    Man I love these write-ups …do you do the same for FF?

  116. Buffalo Runner says:
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    dozier or kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  117. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Grey : Guess its time to lose Chen after last nights shenanigans. Who are you grabbing for a starting arm the rest of the season in a QS league?

    Stults
    Brett Oberholtzer
    Zach McAllister
    Garrett Richards.
    Ubaldo Jiménez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister

  118. KDH says:
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    Cueto on the 60 day DL.
    Is it safe to drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why is he too bashful to send it to me himself? He’s so silly!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey:

        YES []

        NO []

        MAYBE []

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe: X

  119. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    jackson/dom brown/victorino. which one gets the bench today. tron likes all of them. normally that would mean jackson, but he’s hot lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: forget that. jackson’s out, he’s playing harvey.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

  120. goodfold2 says:
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    while trying to figure out which 2 of latos/bailey/lackey/corbin to put in waiver claims to get price/waino i noticed ROS player rater really doesn’t like corbin, and bailey is slightly ahead of latos. I would’ve thought bailey and lackey were the weakest spots here. lackey’s schedule is by far the worst, bailey’s is probably 2nd worst; slightly worse than latos. I guess it’s because of corbin outperforming his entire career before this season (admittedly only 1 previous total season).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Corbin to Lackey

  121. Wake Up says:
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    AJax
    Grandy
    AGordon
    Hunter
    Choo

    Who should I lose for H2H playoffs? Need to cut one. OPS is 6th cat. This question is for Grey only…not the other douchebags…

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: are you saying Grey and the rest of us are douchebags? Gordon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: 2nd time in 2 or 3 days us other douchebags can’t get no respect. grandy.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @goodfold2: exactly. wink…

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @goodfold2: did I miss something yesterday

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @Wake Up: I know, your comment sounded like Grey and the rest of us are douchebags. Now that its cleared up all the other douchebags can piss off

        • Prezi says:
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          @Wake Up: I see what you did there, Wake…

          *** this comment is not viewable by anybody but Wake Up ***

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezi: haha…Press E

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: his comment were clearly calling us minions and not grey douchebags. I got it right! Grandy. Jack, yesterday some geezer prefaced his question with “nobody else answer” leading Prez to fly off handle at him. Good times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Good times indeed…I’m not calling anybody anything…just reinforcing Prez’ point…that, that…that it’s a stupid thing to say…like god bless you…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @Wake Up: Jesus still loves you

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Jack Full O’ Hate: If you talk to him again…please tell him to stop spamming me…and tell him I don’t speak Spanish…

                • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                  @Wake Up: he had to move to cheaper digs and has taken on the native tongue of his followers uh workers….did you get the spam for the bedazzled jesus jacket, shizz is tight!

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Jack Full O’ Hate: Yeah I got that one and now I always wear it bowling!

  122. Pete says:
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    Drop Headley or Castro for Scooter in a 12 team H2H points league? 10 moves remaining. Need a SS that’s performing for playoffs. Keeping Castro would be stashing him on the bench in the event he decided to turn it around. Also have Lawrie and Arenado to cover 3B.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Pete: if scooter would be your 2nd SS (so castro’s starting now?) then drop headley. You’re deeper at 3rd than SS if that’s the case. Better to leave yourself with at least 1 backup at each spot, when the answer seems to be coin flip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  123. goodfold2 says:
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    along with roark buy the fred schneider album “just fred”. do it NOW! in Holland’s governator voice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, gotcha

  124. el grande says:
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    Grey and all Fantasy experts.

    I’m in 2nd place in a big $ roto league. Winner will take home well over 3K. I’m having pitcher issues and I need to pick one more up since Cain is out and I’m benching Gio for a second. Looking for WHIP, ERA, and QS. K’s are a bonus but not as important. Here are my top 5 potential pickups. Which one would you recommend:
    Doubront
    Niese
    Kluber (out until early Sept)
    Garet Richards
    Lincecum
    McAllister

    Ok that’s 6, but I really need a 5th starter and I can’t afford a blowup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  125. timmay says:
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    what’s a fantasy man to do when you’re in a keeper league with nick franklin but see scooter, donnie, jed and even bri rob, playing well. do i give up on him, take the hot guy, and win now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Scooter

  126. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Eaton or Hoes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and don’t Eaton Hoes

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: If you be trying to Eaton some Hoes in West Hollywood you might get a mouthful of Wang

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  127. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    miller’s terrible on the tron today. aybar or bogaerts (he should play, it’s his side of the platoon,he’s getting dropped near 100% of the time by tomorrow) for today? On the ugly side, including today miller’s got 5 out of next 7 against lefties. Word up all SEA players owners.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: don’t want to do what i usually do with last pickup of week and use it to get somebody i know I could get very likely get later (avisail/roark); when let’s say avisail were to have a 2 homer game today/sun, and now i can’t get him forevermore, like with the other chris davis last week. bogaerts (baring some crazy out of this world type game is turning into nother pitcher slot). A lot of people in this deep league really only make pickups late on sunday, when they have time to review the week. Whoever’s had a big week is picked up then. So i pretty much hope avisail doesn’t do much of anything through end of sunday. then i grab morton first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: this should’ve been part of last question. aybar’s in at ss, which goes at util today, wong/bogaerts. good thing is we’ll know first whether or not bogaerts plays.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like he’s not playing… Someone commenting on the newest post…

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: yeah it’s posted on your guy’s lineups too. i guess he truly is useless when he’s not even playing in his specific platoon spot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  128. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Kuroda, Bumgarner, and Perez were kind enough to provide me with one win and crappy ratios yesterday. Need to make up some ground.

    First order of business is the Price prayer circle. We’re convening today, yes?

    Arroyo is my streamer of the day. Last three starts: 3-0, 20 IP, 13 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 20 K. More of the same please. Decent career numbers vs Mil, and most of those were accrued with Braun and Hart in the lineup. Good numbers at GAB this year too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price needs to come up huge today… Please… Prayer hexagonal at 7:10 PM EST. Sharp.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I’ll be there with beer in hand. The quality of his start will determine what I’m doing with my other hand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I’m there. McAllister will be in my thoughts too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I really need a decent start from him

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Big Magoo: I’m in on the Bronson stream too…

  129. Frank White says:
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    Wusup buddy… So Ihave Cain inn my lineup and I have Halladay on my DL just cause I had a spot. we have one more week after this until playoffs but I’m like 95percent sure I get a buy week. what do you think I should do, Keep Halladay on the DL and keep Cain on the bench cause next week doesn’t really matter plus maybe the buy week or drop one of them and grab another pitcher in their spot??? I just picked up C Mart in my steamer spot but is he just gonna be a streamer or a guy to hold onto through playoffs. what would you do with all of this??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d lose Halladay, DL Cain and go one start at a time with Martinez

  130. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I’m noticing things have been getting a little testy in here lately. I think the dog days have taken it’s toll. We really need to have a happy hour

    • Hondo says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate:

      That’s beaus it’s getting diluted due to all the nice guy,namby pamby ,fair weather FBB’allers being out of the running and moving on to FFB or knitting.
      Now we’re down to the hardcore Fantasy Baseballers(Grey’s Mom’s term) who would dig up Gandhi’s corpse and cut his nuts off for a good closer.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Hondo: newbies and real folks now. Ever read that richard bachman (king’s pseudonym, not the stars goalie) short novel “The Long Walk” where 12-14 year olds walk across the country in a televised gameshow where they have to keep up a certain speed or they’re shot. Last kid standing wins. They get to carry food of course, and occasionally get water/food upgrades. they do have to shit and pee while walking, or build up enough of a rate to take a break. Baseball could be a good metaphor for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone needs some of my mom’s pizza…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: mom’s pizza, hangin with Grandpa Joe, what’s next your Aunt’s Lasagna? Your Uncle’s homemade wine?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: homemade wine is pretty good, the one’s i’ve had. i love scherzer in the NL, doubling in his own runs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean, where’s Aunt Lasagna… That’s her name…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: she has lots of layers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Indeed…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Nice…my mom is making me sausage and scungilli for dinner tonight…stoked!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: @Wake Up: Slow-roasted leg of lamb at my house later…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            We’re going ribs and chicken wings…

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @Grey: I love bib food!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                My fingers are getting sloppy!

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @Wake Up: @SteveNZ: @Grey: Sweet italian sausage, red peppers, and onions with rigatoni here. Quit making me hungry so early.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Menage!

  131. Doog says:
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    Dynasty Points League: Braun for Justin Upton? Braun doesn’t help me this year, but he’s put up several seasons better than Upton’s best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton

  132. kyle says:
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    Drop Bartolo for Santiago? or stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  133. SteveNZ says:
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    Jonny Gomes. So many useful matchup OFs, so few places to put them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya on that…

  134. Hondo says:
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    Where can I look up Brad Millers 2012 Milb batting splits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His player page then click splits.,..

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m looking to see how he did vs LHP in 2012,all I can find is his 2013 Tacoma stats inthe PCL,where he did better vs LHP than RHP in 26 games.I’m looking for his 2012 Southern League splits at Jackson.Minor league records suck.
        He’s got a slew of lefties coming up that worries me,I got beat to Scooter coming of waivers this morning and my options kinda suck.Nunez is dinged,I’ve got Jeter stashed(I know you have no faith in his health),there’s meh Yunel,Green,Forsyth,Drew,Mercer and double meh Alcides and Andrelton and absolute garbage after that, but I really don’t have to worry too much and can hold because my final 2 opponents before my bye week suck.

        However I still worry over minutia,it’s part of the whole OCD experience known as FBB.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, that’s why we’re all here! Take our minds off our OCDs…

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @Hondo: Didn’t see the part about the splits. Not sure if it contains that specific info from the minors.

          • Hondo says:
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            @Big Magoo: Naw,I checked there already and a bunch of other sites.All I can find is the 2013 lefty/righty minor league splits and it’s a really small sample size.I guess I’m not going to worry about.Hopefully Jeter does OK and I can hang onto both next week,then decide in 3 weeks when I’m in the playoffs.I’ll have an open spot after I drop Bruce(if he’s still cold) or Venable(if he cools off).Who knows,after a week off Nickmundo might come back to life and I can grab him.
            Thanks though.

  135. d2bnz says:
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    I have the opportunity to pick up either Robbie Grossman or Christian Yelich to bolster my outfield stocks , who would you plump for in the long term?……thx

  136. goodfold2 says:
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    12 team h2h, when pickups resume i need to replace a-roid/shuck/dyson (this one with boneface, since he plays everyday), team is weakest in runs/steals. but also weak (less so) at rbi’s/homers. drop a-roid/shuck for which 2 dominguez/hoes/middlebrooks/ruf/nunez. i’m guessing nunez/hoes since they both are hot as shit and get steals/runs? Position doesn’t matter as these are util spots.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: gross…man is in there too. pick a third out of those guys too, as i might drop a pitcher to have a bench bat, as i don’t right now. short roster league here.

  137. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Price is up. Hold my hand and think happy thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I don’t want to jinx anything, but I’m not too concerned…

  138. Herschel says:
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    @ Grey: Parker has been pretty impressive for the better part of the last couple of months. Can’t start him next week @ det though right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. Frank White says:
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    How do you like Danks vs Garza tomorrow??? The only other stream I can do is grab Mig Gonzalez but I already have Sonny Gray, Unless you think its a good idea to grab him anyway??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, don’t like any of those

  140. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: hangin on to hunter? JJ had an easy 1-2-3 save today….worth swapping for storen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Storen

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    Jason effin’ Castro. Get in there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, he’s in there!

  142. Frank White says:
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    Well if there’s nothing then don’t do any at all?? I got ann add player to use. If I win this then actually I can sit on Halladay and Cain cause next week won’t matter then I’ll have off the week after that. I’m up 130 points right now but he has 4 pitchers against my 1. So should I not risk getting the -10 points by getting nobody tomorrow?

    • Frank White says:
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      Sorry that was hard to make sense… I meant is it better to grab nobody tomorrow cause if I lose a pitcher matchup then I get -10 or should I try anyway cause he has 4 pitchers to my one

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I didn’t understand what you were saying… Sure, grab Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know why you’d risk it…

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    which 3 are best out of dominguez/hoes/middlebrooks/ruf/nunez/grossman. i’m dropping 1 pitcher to have bench bat and a-roid/shuck. runs/steals biggest needs. but it’s h2h so don’t want to go steals only either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez, Ruf, Middlebrooks, depends on needs

  144. Hondo says:
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    Looks like JZimm is over the neck problems,all his pitches were working.All the hits were singles,just bloopers,seeing eye balls or infield hits.I missed a couple innings but didn’t see any hard hit balls.
    He was working fast like normal,not stepping off between pitches and rubbing the ball up and stretching.
    He didn’t grimace looking at runners from the stretch like he was the last month or so.

    He got yanked after 110 pitches and I’ve never heard of the RP who took over,the BP is ate up and overworked,I’m surprised Davey pulled him up 7-1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  145. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Jarred Cossart?

    Grey and all razzbags please feel free to answer. Please send dumb answers to @Prezzi

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: I was wanting to stream him, but you beat me to the wire. Went Haren instead. Have a feeling one of us is going to roll snake eyes.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Kid A: Haren violates my never pitch NL arms in AL parks most the time rule.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… What about Cosart? Looks like he has solid stuff, but he could have a blow up at any point… Next start is favorable though…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: any writers tackle him yet?

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: that just made me feel like a dick for not reading scott’s article today

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Jack Full O’ Hate: doesn’t cosart have the same number of walks as K’s. that’s westbroke territory; i don’t need to say what a 4.45 FIP (read that somewhere) should mean going forward.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  146. Kid A says:
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    Ruf playing out of his mind right now. ’14 sleeper.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Kid A: Guy is going to out homer Giancarlo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  147. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    So close to streaming vargas in the return to Seattle. stupid! stupid! stupid Jack!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I talked about it, but didn’t do it…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: whats on deck in NYC tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just chillin’, Joe’s birthday… S’s and g’s with the family… Not much to report…

  148. goodfold2 says:
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    miller already 2 for 2 against a lefty. maybe he’s beating his past troubles. maybe he’s just lucky today. maybe vargas just sucks.

    • Hondo says:
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      @goodfold2:

      That’s good news,I kept seeing how the Mariners are facing a gazillion lefties this week and might spontaneously combust.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Hondo: i probably will still be benching miller till he does this at least twice vs lefties.

        • Hondo says:
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          @goodfold2:

          SS is the only spot I don’t have a backup for,I pretty much have to start him and pray.My 10×10 H2H leagues uses a 21 man roster.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Hondo: it’s not like you’re playing castro over there. nunez is hotter than shit, qualifies at 3rb/ss in yahoo. i may be grabbing him if milone completely sucks again, or wong doesn’t pan out.

  149. ferris says:
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    think cingrani is a drop now that he is on the DL in a 12 team mixed?

    playoffs start in 7 days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. goodfold2 says:
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    other than the first inning, and even with it, erasmo is f’ing good ham. best start of the year. i’m certainly keeping him for now. let bogaerts spot become c.morton.

  151. goodfold2 says:
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    lost 40 pts of average lead over opponent today, still up 30. gyorko has hit the best .200 in a week i’ve seen in a while. He’s not K’ing much so pretty much he’s getting unlucky or crushing balls.

  152. Hondo says:
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    Wow- 2 W’s and 2 Saves.

    That online AA meeting I was in instead of clicking between games really worked wonders! There is a Higher Power.LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  153. Moe says:
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    we starting gray at baltimore tomorrow?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Moe: nope

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: until that f’ed his schedule up he only had one bad start. now he’s got at least 3.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Moe:
      Not me,he’s parked.After that I’m going to give him all his starts except @TX if he stays on the new schedule.Still bummed about him getting screwed out of the Astros series.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Hondo: i wouldn’t drop him for sure. In a 11 team roto (was 14 till yesterday) manager has broken up three teams due to inactivity. I’ve got waivers out for price/waino/greinke. gray only gets dropped for greinke, if i get the other 2, which i won’t.

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @goodfold2: that commish shouldn’t do that, where is the competitive integrity

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate: i think a side issue for the comish is he’s trying to see which owners are trustworthy of being in up to 5 leagues next year. If I didn’t already have foster parented this team I would’ve one of the 3 disbanded ones. i’m guessing his thinking is it’s too late in the year to get new owners for those 3.

        • Kid A says:
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          @goodfold2: Yeah, that’s a rotten thing to do. Takes the thrill out of the win if you get to have bangers and mashers fall into your lap late season.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Hondo: I’ve got nothing to lose in one of the RCLs. Trotting Gray and Kazmir out there. Yee-Haw.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Kid A: all the other active owners get to grab from the same player pool. it’s actually screwing me by having my trade value strengths be out in the open for everyone to get without me. It will let me move up in steals when the first two guys i target are the other cargo and marte.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: again, this is a roto team i took over when it was in 14th (out of 15 at the time) place back on july 31st. it’s now in 10th. best hitting i’ve ever seen on 15 teamer. terrible pitching besides closers. i’ve traded 3 great closers, kept holland, dropped frieri/wilhelm and grabbed all holds guys, and have been trying to trade good hitters for holds guys that count as SP so as to play like 10 a day (cecil/hunter), and steals guys like raj. Now any value bruce/rizzo/lackey/bailey used to have is all gone by cy young pitchers falling out of the sky, but only one holds guy even somewhat better than mine (burton). i have about 16 waiver claims out.

            • Kid A says:
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              @goodfold2: Do what you have to do for sure. I can see the fun in taking over a stinker and trying to turn it around. Hell I’ve been trying to do that with my shitty RCL team since I drafted it.

  154. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    man when it draughts, it draughts, 16 teamer team is 4-34 today, at best could’ve been 6-35 had i put miller in instead of aybar or wong.

  155. Hondo says:
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    Wow-it’s sad seeing Mike Morse come up to bat to dead silence.When he was with the Nats the place would go nuts.His walk up song was “Take On Me”.

    The crowd would sing along-it was great hearing thousands of people hit the high notes(or try to anyway).

    Seattle must be one of the top 5 worst places to play between the park and the “fans”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and Morse hasn’t done anything to cheer about

  156. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    one of those days where i’m actually hoping mccutchen doesn’t get any more at bats. almost thinking same thing about goldy. pretty sick when you grimly hold to that 22 pts of average lead that was 70 just a few hours ago.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: goldy and ruiz will now get 2 more at bats for my 4-35 mess of a team (good hitting all week till today). hope one of them gets at least a single. damn average has fallen from 342 at start of day to 299 now.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: that will also give ruiz a day off tomorrow, even if he wasn’t getting one before.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: YES! a hit baby. yes it is funny when i’m over the moon for the NL MVP getting some shitty infield hit. watching my average go back over .300 is nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that… And I benched Rollins, one of the few guys doing something in that game

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i’ll likely have to have him go back into roster in 10 teamer as backup to miller instead of bogaerts in a couple of days.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i’m playing against Cahill too so opp took back era. allowed a lead off double and got out of it. that could’ve got him to within 1 loss.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i didn’t notice this till now, but i lost both hill and brown from my 10 teamer in this game. damn!

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wish this was ops or obp league as goldy has been on base like 5/9th of the time today with walks.

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: YES, another hit. This week by ruiz is seriously like the 3rd good catcher week i’ve had (probably the best all year as well) since when avila may have had 1 good week in may. Kratz had one, and Mesoraco had one.

  157. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    gennett or gyorko for hill insurance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gennett

  158. MasterofGrond says:
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    Sorry for asking a bunch of questions at a single time, but I gotta get all of my decisions for the next week+ done because fantasy baseball team management will be difficult from the Black Rock Desert.

    So, start\sit
    Cobb vNYY 8/25
    MadBum @COL 8/28
    Homer Bailey @STL 8/28
    Masterswag @ATL 8/28
    Burnett vSTL 8/31

    And then for the period until Labor Day who of these 5 do I sit (need Runs/SB/AVG)? Hitter-tron is telling me Aoki but that doesn’t account for my specific needs and I’m unassailable in HR/RBI.
    Schierholtz
    Aoki
    Rajai Davis
    Morneau
    Coco Crisp

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start, sit, start, start, sit… Schierholtz

  159. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Take Lake over Lowrie, Aybar or Nunez ROS in OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  160. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    roto league is down to 11 teams and in the dispersal waiver rush i got exactly what i wanted with marte and other cargo for steals. I will reaquire boneface as well. Basically there’s now like 7 closers on waivers. It’s weird because i’m 2nd in net saves (if teams wanted to they could catch up in saves now. they could load up about 7 closers if they wanted to) but i still grabbed rivera (will turn into koji due to koji’s stats being really sick good); tried to grab kenley. Stashed Grilli, Melancon will be my next waiver pickup for holds (when grilli comes back). which of these holds guys gets dumped for Melancon: Hoover/Burton/Cook/Veras/Carpenter/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover

  161. SteveNZ says:
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    Who you got going, Grey?

    Cashner over here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly…Kazmir…

  162. Frank White says:
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    Sup Bro… Have you heard anything about C-Mart pitching tomorrow?? The stream o nator doesn’t have him listed and I already grabbed him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Monday, I think

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: it’s lyon’s start on monday. no word on whether carmart gets the later in week one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  163. Probably need to roll with 2 of my 3 starters today in order to qualify for the money round. All rough though. Please recommend and share any perspective (even if I should have them all take the hill). Minor @ Cards, Garza @ White Sox, & Peavy tonight @ Dodgers. Thanks as always. Happy Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  164. costaricanchata says:
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    kazmir on an extra days rest against the twinkies .
    am hoping for a quality start , but am not hopeful .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am too… On both accounts…

  165. hondo says:
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    Grey in the morning-sounds like a cheesy drive time top 40 rock station show.

    I thought C-Mart was in the BP and Lyons was starting for the Cards Monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m just going by what others are asking me, not sure of the Cardinals schedule…

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        What I’m getting is Lyons is starting,if he blows it he’s out and Martinez gets the next shot,but that’s other peoples speculation.No official word.
        My roster might be tied up anyway when Jeter comes off the DL.I don’t want to drop Miller to activate him until I see if he’s going to hit or hurt.He’d last about 2 seconds in my league on the WW just on name value,somebody would pick him up to sit on their bench.

        I grabbed Beurle @ Houston for today because I’m one back in wins in my H2H,waiting until the games are over to see what Monday batty call to replace him with,before I grab Stammen or some other MR.I only need 1 hold next week,hopefully Stammen will get me that and maybe a vulture W.

        Happy East Coast Sunday(sounds like a Doobie Brother song).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think the bigger issue that I’m not sure why it’s being overlooked… C-Mart has a 6+ ERA and looked bad in his last start…

  166. AJ says:
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    Buehrle @ Houston or roll the dice and start Halladay vs AZ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Halladay

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: really neither? I thought for sure atleast Buerhle would be a safe bet..he allowed 2 hits 0 ER and had 9 K’s in 9 innings last time he faced the Stros..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give him a shot then… I don’t trust either

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: yea I was just seeing Toranto is on a losing streak …no bueno specially with Bautista out…looks like a toss up scenario…but hey they gotta snapped that losing streak sooner or later! We’ll see…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: buehlre has at least looked good for last few stars. More than the few we had to go on to use redmond (i had used redmond in his few weeks ago start against HOU when he did great)

  167. costaricanchata says:
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    in my dynasty ,
    dropped raburn , with his extended contract and 3 days a week playing time
    for scooter gennett .
    what will February Gray say ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great move

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        omg .
        finally spelled your name incorrectly .
        mea culpa .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  168. Elwood Blues says:
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    Strictly for next year. Do I trade my $24 Streetto a comtender fighting for saves for a $6 Parnell and a $8 Cingrani? NL only 4×4 12 team keeper where there will likely be only 2 closers available for bidding next year.. The dodgers and atlanta guys who will probably go for $40 each.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  169. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    quickly .
    give me a lucky number (1-8) .
    going to the puppies .
    wife hit a big trifecta yesterday and made me good .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        too late .
        lost without your input …. 16 $$
        thanks a pant-load .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh well… Not a bad day

  170. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Just a heads up for those in RCLs/daily leagues – if you’re looking for power for today and tomorrow’s short-schedule day, Jeff Baker is a solid option. He faces Danks today in the Cell and Saunders tomorrow, who he’s owned in his career (7/16 w/ 2 HRs).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: A bunch of players seem to be getting a rest today. Figured it was worth a mention, especially considering how thin a lot of FA pools are looking in some of my leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, I hear ya

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: had he done anything at all, i would’ve said we were lucky goldy played at all, that was an 18 inning game, then a early day game next day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Big Magoo: looks like we were able to cover our bases…

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Wake Up: You mean Arroyo from yesterday? Yeah, he was solid. The win was huge. I’m hurtin for them in a few leagues.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Big Magoo: he’s magic…

  171. Wake Up says:
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    I’m sitting Minor …

    and Starting Gee …

    just shined my balls and checked with Jesus…
    http://youtu.be/IONyLZn0pLI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: crapola…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not for nothing

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: i know…hunch play

  172. Wake Up says:
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    “Sam Ryan sits down with Andrelton Simmons to discuss his huge defensive year at shortstop and how the Braves’ were able to contact Mars…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SETI and Andrelton, together at last

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: word is they are creating an “Area 19″ in Jamaica…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Jamaica Queens

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: yeah put it right by the Cross Bay in Howard Beach…not a soul would mess with it…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dyker Heights, all day

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: thought you were talking Queens…what cha know about Gravesend? If you ain’t never been to the Dyke…stay the fuck outta the Dyke…cuz they always mad cops in the Dyke!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Dyker Heights is the illest

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: I once saw a baby on the corner…in the middle of the night…selling stocks…”What you need emerging markets, current income?”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And Xmas lights!

  173. Wake Up says:
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    and…meow

  174. B.o.B says:
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    My offense is officially a joke right now. My OF consists of De Aza, Gordon, Victorino and Crawford…in a 10 team league *pukes all over computer*. This is due to the recent losses of Bautista and Heyward. The rest of the offense is C – Napoli, 1B – Edwin, 2B – Cano, 3B – Machado and SS – Alexei Ramirez. I’m currently right on the bubble for the playoffs with 2 weeks remaining and think I need to make some changes. Here is a list of some FA available:

    Marlon Byrd (OF)
    Daniel Murphy (1B,2B)
    Chris Johnson (1B,3B)
    Khris Davis (OF)
    Leonys Martin (OF)
    Donnie Murphy (2B,3B)

    WWGD??? Please please help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd, Davis, Martin… Keep Victorino

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: So just to confirm…you are saying to drop De Aza, Gordon and Crawford for Byrd, Davis and Martin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  175. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Eric Young or Bonifacioo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonofacio

  176. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I get real tired of the east coast bias in fantasy baseball. The other day when our resident tranny was trying to be un-original, it pointed out that I live in my mothers basement. Now I take offense to that, first, I live in California where a basement is the exception and not the norm and second, my parents are still married. Where is my representation, I have lived in the garage many times in my years and should be treated with the respect that I can’t get from in person friends. Recognize fantasy baseballers, there is a part of this world that live without fear of hurricanes, tornados, and blizzards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah! Just earthquakes…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: which are not that bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have only barely felt one in 12 years…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: yeah, you weren’t here for Northridge

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jack Full O’ Hate: i still live in at least possible danger, if not fear, or tornados here in st. louis.

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @goodfold2: those suck

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

  177. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I told everyone not to start Gray yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a gray-t matchup…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: Sunday Punday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe… I’m in the city now… I miss it!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: you walking around in your old NY swagger?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Less swagger, more good eats… Just went to Momofuku… So good…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: Momofuku you too

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Lucky bastard. what did you eat?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Pork belly ramen and pork buns… Fantastic!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Did you book a while ago?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, just walked in off the street…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Wow. You used to have to book online and well in advance, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not totally sure but it was a weird time we got there… Like 2:45 for lunch, so it might’ve died down already…

  178. hondo says:
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    2 ER’s for Gray in the 1st,glad I sat him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  179. Jon says:
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    Our new keeper rules were just finalized today: We can keep 15 without penalty and keep up to 18 with penalty (forfeit a pick from the front of the draft for keepers 16-18) from a 30-man roster. 10-team H2H league, plus 5 minor leaguers who I won’t list. I’m a consistent playoff team, hoping for a championship this year. Here’s my likely 15:

    C Posey
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Cano
    3B Zimmerman
    SS Tulo
    MI Desmond
    CI Lawrie
    OF Stanton
    OF Kemp
    OF Jennings
    OF
    DH

    SP Harvey
    SP Bumgarner
    SP Zimmermann
    SP Bailey
    SP Masterson

    Would you substitute any of the below for the guys above? Or do you think anyone below is worth forfeiting a pick in Rds 1-3?

    Victorino, Fowler, Cobb, Medlen, Tillman, Porcello, Cashner, Alex Wood, Jansen

    Maybe Cobb as 16?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Cobb as the 16th

  180. goodfold2 says:
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    2 things, nunez ahead of wong?
    hoes yet ahead of avisail, need rbi’s more, but hoes is better right now. Hoes really doesn’t get rbi’s though.

    • Grey

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      Yup and yup

  181. Big Magoo

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    Two-run bomb from Baker. Congrats to the one or two of you who heeded my recommendation of him earlier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was that for today? I thought you meant tomorrow…

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey: For both. Two day pickup to face the underwhelming lefty duo of Danks and Saunders.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

        • VinWins

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          @Big Magoo: Oaktown Steve already had grabbed him along with Gentry and Profar for a Texas stack – 6-for-10 so far.

          • Big Magoo

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            @VinWins: Nice. I sacrificed an MR to grab Baker due to four of my players being out of the lineup today. A stack like that is always a good move if you have the room.

  182. Kid A says:
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    Fucking. Garza.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Kid A: Fucking hawkins!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dah!!!

      • Kid A says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: You have C-Lo in as well. Hang on to your vape pipe Jackson. Gonna get bumpier.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Kid A: don’t have to worry about blaming redmond for era loss anymore. hawkins and lo would’ve did that by themselves. I’m still winning K’s, by 3, against casher and street, i still have Peavy left, this will be messed up if i lose that. at worst i should go 8-5, could go 7-6 if cash and street out K peavy by at least 4 from this point on, and cashner or street get a win, while peavy doesn’t. if i didn’t bench gyorko/miller/aybar today my team would be hitting 1-26; since i’m winning all offense and opp’s hitters are done before mid day games, got them all out. mccutchen would have to go like 0-14 or something. still only up 4 bases though, longo and y.escobar better not get 4 more than cutch. h2h decisions are weird. Like folding 2nd nuts in poker tournaments to make sure you survive.

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            @goodfold2: by the way, when was the last time cashner k’ed people like this, 30 starts ago?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @goodfold2: haha…at this stage of the tourney you gotta be all in first and make them call…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: count me in for some of that action…oh my goodness grape shits…

  183. Dani says:
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    Lake or cozart ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  184. JRO says:
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    Should I drop cingrani for
    estrada
    mccallister
    kelly
    richards

    own cueto and have no dl room for both, could wait it out a week and ill prob have Kluber back. Thinking Cingrani may come back for a start and end up in the Pen?

    • Grey

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      Go with Estrada

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: Another idea drop cueto, who comesback and it productive over next 4-5 weeks. I have kluber, cingrani and cueto dl

        • Grey

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          I’d drop Cingrani

    • JRO says:
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      @JRO: or could wait out until either kluber cingrani or cueto comeback

  185. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Fuck you Lynn, fuck you Garza. fucking useless pieces of shit. Hate dropped, both of you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, now that all hitting cats are locked up for me (besides homers); peavy seriously better not get beat in K’s by 2 or more by already at 81 pitches cashner and street. He’ll probably only need 3 or 4 to do this, maybe less. Good news is no matter what cashner does, peavy is up against capuano, so take a guess as to which team should be hitting better tonight for which pitcher. If peavy (other than injury) can’t get enough to do this (or cashner/street get less than enough) i’m breaking shit.

    • Grey

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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: turns out i’m fixing other people’s broken shit.

        • Grey

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          Exactly

  187. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh dear. Stammen. Sorry, Grey.

    • Big Magoo

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      @SteveNZ: He screwed me today too. Him and Burton. Damn MR streamers.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Big Magoo: Yeah, that was a surprise. He’s been nails for a while now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem… Hawkins was the real killer

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    Booo. Padres couldn’t score for Cashner? Lame.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Venable needs to steal here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Jeez, Venable just caught in the wrong spot just now. Impossible for him to get aboard with no-one or 1 out.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, noticed that

  189. strugz says:
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    QS league. H2H playoffs coming up. Got a bye next week. I can only own 2 of Garza, Estrada, Gray, Cingrani.

    Current playoff schedule:
    Garza @ana, v oak
    Fun Fact! Garza hasn’t had a QS in the last 5 starts.

    Gray v tex, @min, @tex
    BUT if he gets pushed back a day or 2 he will get v hou, @ min

    Estrada @chc, @stl

    Cingrani v stl, v chc
    That’s if he comes back with a minimum DL stint

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada, Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Cingrani

  190. strugz says:
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    Sorry, I can own 3 of 4.

  191. Hondo says:
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    Went for a post dinner walk in the 8th with my pitcher for a day Buerle down 1-0 and looking like I was going to take the loss and lose the “L” category 2-3.I got back and found out I had somehow skanked my way into taking the “W” 5-4 for the week and the “L” cat is 2-2 wash.Just like I deviously planned last night.It’s like a Christmas miracle,except it’s August.

    This proves that exercise is good for you.Yup.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Hondo: Janssen save helped me win Saves 8-7 too :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  192. Hondo says:
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    Ooops,I mean I tied 4-4 in the “W” ‘s instead of losing 3-4.Good enough for me.

  193. Big Magoo

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    Ugh, Stammen and Burton. It’s days like these that make me think twice about MR streaming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but for the most part they’re fine

  194. AJ says:
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    Drop Garza for Frieri or Hawkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: be funny if the espn assbags had scouts watch grey’s advice and quoted this along with Hawkins’ line today. “Oh yeah, Grey’s such a twit he has guy’s dropping solid(?) pitchers having an off month or so for fringe closers that put 5 guys on base per out sometimes.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: dude, every hitter on tigers got at least a single or a walk in that one inning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  195. Hondo says:
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    I just noticed Eaton finally stole a base today.Think the training wheels are off?The plot thickens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo:

      Who would you rather have the next 2 weeks-Eaton or Khris? I’ve got JUp and Bruce sitting on the bench.I’m hoping they’ll do some PED’s before the playoffs start,I need some signs of life from them the last 2 weeks of September,can’t cut bait now,right?
      I’d like to grab a holds guy(probably Peralta or Joe Smith) before my roster locks up tomorrow when Jeter comes off the DL(until he gets hurt or I drop him or Miller)

      • Grey

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        Khris…Nah, I wouldn’t cut bait with them…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: j-up (didn’t play at least 2 days this week) had one hit whole week. Misread calendar and think’s it’s september already. We should start committee to rename that month to Aptember or something like that. Simpsons messed up and had Smarch.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I like that!

  196. Jon says:
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    Important matchup coming up in my H2H league – last week before playoffs and I’m going against the team I’m neck and neck with for first in our division and a bye in the playoffs.

    Would you add Kendrick (@ NYM, @ CHC) or McCarthy (vs SD, vs SF) as a 2-start SP? I’d be dropping Khris Davis or Dane of the Rose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: over Davis or Dane?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dane

  197. Kid A says:
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    Boags is so good! Let the kid play!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Authentic Razzball “Free Xander” hoodies. It will start a movement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He needs all the help right now

  198. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Best streamer start tmrw in 12tm QS league:

    Blackley, Ross, Lyons, McCarthy, Oberholtzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Oberholtzer

      • Dani says:
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        @Grey:

        Rienzo or ober?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither… Rienzo

  199. Dani says:
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    What do you think of the matchup of Ross vs. McCarthy (in arizona). Would you stream either of them in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, they’re horrid… Ross over McCarthy if you have to

      • ryanjoe13 says:
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        @Grey: You don’t like Ross at all even for his start after Arizona?

        The guy I’m facing in the playoffs streams a bunch of SPs to flood his W’s, QS’s, and K’s. I’m thinking I might need to beat him at his streaming strategy to keep up in these categories.

        • ryanjoe13 says:
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          @ryanjoe13:

          I have a deeper staff: Price, Weaver, Bum, Kuroda, Burnett, Lester, Parker, Wheeler, Gee. So I could just start my guys and hopefully win ERA and WHIP. But that’s only 2 categories… he will have big advantage in 3 categories W’s, QS, and K’s with all his streamers

  200. JRO says:
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    Martinez or estrada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: You think drop cingrani, also have cueto and kluber to drop just in tight spot where cingrani does comeback and cueto comeback lags or cingrani comesback for a start or two and then cueto takes over soooooo annoying.

        • Grey

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          It’s a toss up, neither may return, both may return… Cingrani gets bumped if Cueto returns, so he’s the odd man out…

  201. JRO says:
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    You think Mujica gets a rest and rosenthal closes for any extended period of time or just spots here and there.

    • Grey

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      Here and there

  202. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    league where i need runs and steals most primarily i’m grabbing 3 guys, but . Hoes for sure and
    1.1 out of boneface/nunez
    2.1 out of grossman/viciedo/dominguez/middlebrooks (power/rbi spot)
    3. best of the one’s not picked overall

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @a href=”#comment-2069265″>Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: forgot need a SS for tulo insurance as one of those 4 guys. miller or nunez?

  203. JRO says:
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    Rank healthy kluber niese archer healthy cingrani

  204. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    Which of these RPs for saves for the RoS:

    Rex Brothers
    Danny Farquhar
    Brad Ziegler

    I think it is Rex Brothers first, but want to be sure. Is the order about right?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to Rudy’s post

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