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Here’s a scenario for you:  Hanley Ramirez and Carlos Gonzalez get onto a plane.  Knowing their inability to stay healthy, you A) Get off the plane.  B) Purposely get yourself thrown off the plane by calling the male flight attendant, Mr. Stewardess, and asking him if he’s the pimp for the female stewardesses and if you could have a multi-person shag in the lavatory.  C) There’s no C.  Any of the above answers would work, even C and there wasn’t a C.  CarGo can’t stay healthy and Hanley doesn’t seem to want to.  If you count 145 games played as a full season, CarGo’s played one full season.  This year, he might not play in 71 games and he’s at 70.  Yes, he could be done for the year.  Yes, it’s bad news with CarGo.  Freight so.  Even if he plays again, he has 11 homers and 3 steals in 70 games.  Yunel Escobar looks at that and talks to a trademark attorney.  It’s gonna be fun next year hearing people draft CarGo while they say, “I just need him to stay healthy for 120 games.”  Those people are called delusional.  As for Hanley, he’s supposed to return as soon as his DL stint is over, and he should as long as he doesn’t have to play hard in a rehab assignment.  That would be impossible for him even if healthy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  See, told you he didn’t retire.  Walt Weiss is only playing him like he did.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer as he hit leadoff.  Prolly won’t last though, can’t keep a good Blackmon down.

Joe Nathan – After his 6th blown save on Saturday, Ausmus said he was sticking with Nathan as the closer.  At this point, Nathan should see how much he can get away with and still retain the job.  Ya know, make a game out of it.  Maybe throw a few pitches then turn and chuck a pitch at Ausmus’s head.  Maybe take the mound in jorts.  Maybe have a pizza delivered mid-inning by Ellen.  Since Nathan had been used too much recently, Joba Chamberlain got the save opp on Sunday and promptly blew it, cause he can’t handle the job(a).  Mean’s while, Soria hit the DL with a strained muscle.  Seriously, no Joakim.

Anibal Sanchez – Out for a month with a pectoral strain.  He was looking at the Iowa corn fields on a Nova TV special about grazing and kept straining– *intern whispers in my ear*  Turns out that’s pastoral, not pectoral.  Let’s just say I flamboyantly told you on the repeat button to sell Anibal for a few weeks prior, so no one has him anyhow.  If someone you know has him, you can tell them to drop him.

Torii Hunter -4-for-9, 1 run.  Batting him twice in the order paid off!

Rajai Davis – 0-for-8.  Not him.

Mark Buehrle – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Looking like his historical self that helped coined the glossary term remarkbuehrle, and less like unremarkbuehrle as he was in the beginning of the season.

Jose Reyes – 4-for-9, 2 RBIs.  This was the 2nd 19-inning game in two days in the major leagues (Angels/Sawx went 19 on Saturday).  I have a comment for MLB’s suggestion box.  After the 2nd nine innings of a game, they should broadcast at a lower frame rate with the background music of Yakety Sax.

Marcus Stroman – 9 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I look forward to drafting you next year as my number two and having you be my ace.

Andrelton Simmons – Could return from his ankle injury on Tuesday.  He said, “I will steal your nuclear codes, earthlings.  And play ball!  Yes, that too!”

Alex Wood – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks in 124 pitches.  Actually, he only pitched six innings, but Fredi called Wood in to relieve Wood because he forgot if he was trying to ruin his arm by moving him back and forth to the bullpen or just throwing him for way too many pitches.  Either, mission accomplished!

Michael Taylor – Nats called him up to backup the outfield.  In the minors, he had 22 homers, 35 steals and hit around .350.  Whoa, Sexy Beast and other weird Ben Kingsley-as-masculine-men scenarios, those Taylor numbers are Engorge Statusmaticulitis.  Unfortch, he may only be up for a few days.  Worth looking at in NL-Only leagues for now, but his playing time looks iffy.

Gio Gonzalez – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks.  If you can’t trust Gio to start, push him out of your garage.

Nick Swisher – Hit the DL.  Too bad, so sad.  The Indians called up Zach Walters!  I’m not 100% where he’s going to play.  Could be DH, could be all around the infield, could be in the backseat of a jeep where he swings an episode.  He even played outfield yesterday.  Doode’s versatile like pound cake!  His power has been proven in the minors — 29 homers last year, 20 homers this year between Triple-A and the majors.  He might hit .220, but those in deep leagues that covet the long salami with extra booya, I’d look at grabbing him for the short-term, at least.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  This game was against the Yankees, but it could also be said that the Yankees were scouting Kluber, trying to decide if they want to give him $150 million for 3 or 4 years.

Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks.  He had to get pulled after 77 pitches because he’s not stretched out enough.  That also rules out Carrasco spending his nights fighting crime as Plastic Man.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-4 and a slam (10) and legs (30).  He’s still on the spectrum of proving me wrong or right by calling him overrated in the preseason.  He definitely wasn’t worth a first round pick, but he also hasn’t been anywhere close to a bust.  I ranked him 13th overall for outfielders in the preseason and, on Player Rater, he’s ranked 15th for OFs.  Kind of a push at this point, which gives me the yawns.  This was a fun blurb.  Maybe we can put it in a time capsule with a CD of Ini Kamoze.

Joe Mauer – Will be activated today.  Was out a while, but for those that have forgotten, through 76 games this year, he was on pace for 5 homers and a .270 season.  That should not be taken lightly.  Or taken at all.

Trevor May – 2 IP, 4 ER, 7 walks, 10 baserunners, Zero Ks.  Twins promoted him for his first major league start on Saturday, hoping on the weekend they could sneak one past the gate of The Twins Can’t Have Anything Nice.  No such luck.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer and stole his 19th homer on Saturday.  It’s not the days of wine and roses for middle infielders.  More like whine and hold your noses, so even though Dozier is batting .240, he’s been more than you could’ve ever asked for.

Danny Santana – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th steal, hitting .315.  Going on about two and a half weeks now that Santana’s been terrific with some power here and there and speed.  His BABIP is also high, and he hit .268 in Triple-A this year.  Not often a .268 minor league hitter becomes a .320 major league hitter.  Jim Abbott could count the times on his left hand.

Phil Hughes – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.88.  His K-rate is 8 and his walk rate is under 1.  That’s a real nice ratio of Ks to walks, one could even say Phil Hughes is PH-balanced.  Hard to get crazy cacacuckoo excited about him, but I’m thinking about streaming him his next time out.  Almost by the time I got to the end of that sentence I had talked myself out of it.  Almost.

J.J. Hardy – Scratched with a sprained thumb.  Well, that’s just dumb.  Scratch with your index finger.  Or hire a scratcher off Craigslist.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  As mentioned previously on the aforementioned tip, Gausman will be spectacular next year or he will bounce around the majors and minors until he’s traded to a new club and pulls an Arrieta.  One thing that will or won’t relate to that is his 2014 season.  How’s them hedges, landscape architect?

Nick Markakis – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Next thing you know he’s going to rediscover his power, though I’m pretty sure there was a Myth Busters episode showing how Markakis never had power and it was all done with CGI.

Caleb Joseph – 1-for-4 but his 7th and 8th homers on Friday and Saturday.  “With this ring, I thee wed you to become a hot schmotato.”  Sorry, I was just watching a video of a ceremony between Father Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce that happened a few weeks ago.

Lance Lynn – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Even though he had a fantastic previous start and has a sub-3.00 ERA, I dropped him prior to this game because the Stream-o-Nator didn’t like the start.  At this point, I’m jibbing and jabbing, going one start at a time.

Kolten Wong – 4-f0r-5, 2 runs.  If loving you is Wong, I don’t want to be light.

Jhonny Peralta – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.350 in the last week with no power or speed (in that time, at least).  Superfluous H won’t continue hitting well without power, which also means he could stop hitting well.  Damn, painted myself into a logic corner.

Oscar Taveras – 1-for-4, hitting .214.  Member the girl that you were crazy about from afar that later actually slept with your dopey ass and then turned out to be a bore?  Well, Taveras just texted “I miss you” for the 17th time today.

Allen Craig – After further examination, it was revealed his foot injury from last year isn’t related to this year’s.  Countless searches on ancestry.com revealed nothing.  It might even be a hand pretending to be a foot.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  YoCes, or as it’s written in Japan — Cespenis, collected his first dinger in a Red Sox uniform.  In related news, Jeter passed Yoenis Wagner on the all-time hit list.

Rubby De La Rosa – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.21.   If he helped win you your H2H week, you can tell your family that you Rubby’d one out.  They have to love you, you’re related.  Still having a hard time getting behind picking up Rubby, but if I had to, his next matchup seems like it would suit his stuff.  It’s the Astros and their proclivity for swinging the bat.

Tyler Skaggs – Off to get Tommy John surgery.  Terrible news for Skaggs, but great news for Tommy John.  He gets another nickel!

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.59.  His starts are all over the place from good to bad with no rhyme or reason.  You could say Santiago’s Chile today, hot tamale.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 27th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Trout said he’s gunning for an MVP, just for the halibut.

Danny Duffy – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 2.57.  Against my better judgment, I fell into the Stream-o-Nator‘s arms and streamed Duffy yesterday.  It was kinda meh on SON ($6.4), but I was willing to take a meh start for a win and that’s exactly what I got.

Norichika Aoki – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI and three steals.  That’s nice, but Jarrod Dyson (3-for-3) stole three bases, Alcides (1-for-4, 1 run) stole one and the scorekeeper gave Billy Butler (1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) a double because he didn’t believe he stole a base.  Call that scorekeeper’s indifference.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd in as many games.  I’d love to set his over/under at 22 homers.  Please, Gordon, let me do that without making myself look foolish.  Okay, more foolish than usual.

Tim Lincecum – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.51.  For those of you in dynasty leagues with Kershaw, when Lincecum was Kershaw’s age, he looked awkwardly dominant too, not just awkward.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4 and his 12th steal.  He has a hit in every game since he’s returned from the DL.  Sure, he’ll get hurt again.  Maybe by the time you read this, but I’d still grab him while he’s healthy.

Jacob deGrom – Sent to New York to have an MRI done on his shoulder.  The MRI was ordered by The Regression Fairies.  Keep deGrom in your heart and hopefully it’s fantasy owners’ Deee-Lite that the tests come back clean.

Jenrry Mejia – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, has now given up runs in three of his last four appearances.  After the game, Mejia revealed he is dealing with a hernia injury, but will pitch through it.   I appreciate the balls on that guy, but he’s nuts.  For now, he still seems to be the closer, but I looked to grab Familia in leagues where I need saves (didn’t get him, of course, but I looked).

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  To paraphrase Aloe Blacc, go ahead and tell everybody, Duda’s the man.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd in three games.  Fun fact!  His last name is a contraction for doesn’thitforaveragenaud.  You can see why he shortened it.

Matt den Dekker – 2-for-5.  Seems like every year around this time he gets a chance to prove his worth and every year he proves the exact opposite.  Yakkity yakk, welkkome backk!

Chase Utley – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  2007 called, it wants its 2nd baseman back.

Adam Eaton – Hit the DL.  Broke a finger in early July, smashed into a wall last week, strained his oblique on Saturday.  That’s a month that would’ve made the ‘merely a flesh wound’ guy proud.

Erasmo Ramirez – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER.  He was on short rest for yesterday’s start so he could only throw a partial game.  Makes you really appreciate Jose Altuve and how he goes on short rest every day.

Austin Jackson – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs.  Hadn’t been doing a whole lot on the M’s coming into this game, but that’s a small sample size — that’s what she said!  Huh? — so he could finally be acclimated to Seattle and their propensity for throwing fish.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-2, 2 runs, hitting .400 since his call-up.  Hasn’t shown any power or speed, but the high average (not quite that high) isn’t a total aberration.  Love to see him get the power and speed though, since it’s the closest I can get in California to Taylor H.A.M.

Jarred Cosart – Cleared to start on Tuesday.  To mix preservation methods, Jarred is uncorked.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, and his 29th homer.  Only 7 more to go!  I watched a documentary this weekend called Particle Fever that was about the God Particle.  The God Particle gives mass to matter at a subatomic level, but all that matters is Giancarlo, yet he wasn’t mentioned in the documentary, which I found odd.

Casey McGehee – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Now has two hits in two of the past three games and is hitting .300 on the year.  Still, he can have any girl in Japan, cause he’s a healthy, two hundred and twenty pound American boy.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer. Huge breakout season continues.  This offseason he’s going to be inundated with endorsement deals.  Could see his face promoting catcher masks, full-face gauze wrap or black blankets to cover mirrors during shiva.

Johnny Cueto – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, moving his record to 14-6 and his ERA to 2.05.  He’s making a strong case to catch the bouquet from Kershaw when he throws it to all his Cy Young bridesmaids.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks.  It’s so ‘rizzi, it’s so ‘rizzi, it’s so ‘rizzi to fall in love.

Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.41.  Yes, I’m ready to order.  I’ll take one Cobb’s solid.

Matt Garza – Won’t be ready to come back when his DL stint is over.  Always run into this problem when I go on vacation too.  Who wants to return?  Crazy people, that’s who.

Mike Fiers – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f**king Michael Fiers!  Fiers was dazzling in the minors this year — 11.4 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, and has a 1.80 ERA through 15 innings so far, though Saturday was his first major league start this year.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, and I’d be willing to gamble on him in most leagues.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and a homer on Saturday after sitting Friday.  I have no clue what Roenicke is doing.  Davis sits for Parra one day, plays the next day and homers then sits then plays then…I have a headache.  I believe Roenicke is Ikea for broken lamp.  Maybe his brain is on the fritz.  “Get off me!”  That’s The Fritz.

A.J. Ellis – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer.  It was a called shot.  After he hit it, he called out, “Holy sh*t!”

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 1.78.  6 Ks?  Verlander could do that!  In two games combined, but still.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.07.  Ouch, hopefully this was a blip on the radar that is Keuchel’s breakout season.  Don’t make me call a Code Red.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer yesterday and 4-for-5 on Saturday.  So, Choo’s making me look like a total Doink for saying you should drop him.  Wouldn’t be the first time or the last.  I’m Doink-proof!

Neil Walker – To the DL with back spasms.  He might be putting extra stress on his lower back by walking on his knees.

Andrew McCutchen – Still hasn’t been put on the DL with a fractured rib because the Pirates think he can avoid the DL.  The Pirate doctors said his recovery has been remarkable and The Dread Pirate sweats magical rib-healing juice.  This sorta thing always worries me.  Hate to have him come back this week, re-injure himself and need another two weeks, but it sounds like he could avoid the DL.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I have the 18,700 page Encyclopedia of Baseball and a 75-page Hall of Shame baseball book and not one mention of Polanco.  Weird, but *shrugs*

Rymer Liriano – The Padres top hitting prospect was called up.  Don’t laugh, it’s not an oxymoron.  His name sounds like a command, though I’m not sure what kind of verb Liriano is.  I can rhyme, yo, but Liriano is out of the question.  Rymer is one of those toolsy guys that used to help steer Bowden’s Segway when he didn’t feel like using any hands.  Hopefully, Rymer doesn’t go the Bowden Fluffer route.  In the minors, he hit 14 homers and stole 20 bases between Double and Triple-A.  He could struggle to hit for a decent average, at least at first, but he’s young and the only thing holding him back is Petco.  I grabbed him for a batty call for today, but I’m not sure how long I’m going to hold him in a redraft league.  In keepers, of course you pursue aggressively.  He could be a Carlos Gomez-type.

Andrew Cashner – Made a rehab start and is aiming for a late-August return.  I’m not setting up my iCal reminder if you catch my drift.  If you’re catching my drift because you’re trying to draft like the sugar packets in Days of Thunder and my private area is the finish line, cool.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Sadly, I dropped Gyorko yesterday because I just didn’t have room for him.  Five middle infielders was more than enough for my team.  I wished him well, and told him to go out and earn some fantasy value for those of you that still have him.  Of course, I was talking to his picture on a player page and didn’t get any response.  Bit rude, but maybe he was hurt that I had to drop him.

Everth Cabrera – Scratched from yesterday’s game with a hamstring cramp, same one that caused him to hit the DL earlier in the year.  He’s such a hammy-pamby.

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  1. Joe says:
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    Should i drop Gio González ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Depends on your other options. At this point we’re dropping any dead weight to compete.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Joe: Had not noticed because i don’t own him.But he is definitely the answer to the old chinese question who flung poo. On a another note on the Kris Davis blurb swap out Yost for Roenicke.

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    happy birthday , melky !!

    • de nachos says:
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      @costaricanchata: and happy birthday to Colby Rasmus Fire Burning In The Outfield! oops. Did I just out myself as Nicole Geiger?

  3. costaricanchata says:
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    ” Freight so ” .
    very nice .

  4. The Thumb says:
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    Whether your league counts holds or not, add Brad Boxberger. Over the past month he has 12.1 innings, 26 Ks and a 0.73 ERA and WHIP.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      cool

  5. Lville Jim says:
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    With those disgusting uni’s the Rays were wearing yesterday it should have distracted the Cub hitters into being no hit. Absolutely repulsive, they looked like 70’s throwback slo pitch softball uniforms.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I kinda liked them

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Lville Jim: Those unis are not throwbacks they are definitely throw aways.

  6. Robert says:
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    It feels fantastic to purge Cargo from my team. I would of been happy with 70 games of something productive. Instead of pretty much laying a giant turd everyday or nothing better than watching him sit.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha true

  7. Robert says:
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    H2H league, drop Cargo and Anibal with no fear? I have Springer to take Cargo’s spot and would have 9 SP without Anibal.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure thing in redrafts

  8. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:

    With an avg. life expectancy of 81.2 years the people of Okinawa, Japan live the longest

    • kevinmac says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: prolly would be longer without the radiation poisoning

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @kevinmac: Prolly would be less painful slow death without the radiation poisoning!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: They also have a convenience store there called Oki-Wawa

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha nice

  9. BurninBunts says:
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    Was offered Segura straight up for Everth Cabrera, pull the trigger?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

      • BurninBunts says:
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        @Mike: It’s a keeper league, does that make the “sure” slightly less apathetic?

  10. JWray says:
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    Start Gray today @ KC? Stream-o-meter doesn’t seem to like it much even thought he’s been good on the road and pitched good in his only start against KC this year @ OAK.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would start him

    • ddmcd1974 says:
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      @JWray: Yeah I don’t understand no love for Gray throughout the industry. Good pitchers pitch well in all environments and Gray is as solid as they come.

  11. Sick McNasty says:
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    GrandMaster of Fantasy Baseball Grey of The Albrights,

    I come to you on behalf of all your loyal readers who are in keeper leagues, and ask that you make a keeper league rankings post before the trade deadline to help guide us into the future…..

    I bow to your infinite wisdom in return, and will be forever grateful….

    Sincerely,
    A fantasy baseballer (shoutout to your mom yo!)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha good idea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sick McNasty: We should have someone doing keepers… Mike?

  12. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    1. vargas or rymer in OPS/total bases 16 team h2h league? vargas is backup 2nd baseman to pujols. i have a few extra OF, but vargas is one of 2 bench bats. only positional scarcity thing is there aren’t any good 1B in free agency.
    2. NL only, drop venable/k.davis/coghlan for rymer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take a flier on Liriano

      2. Venable

  13. Head Down says:
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    Is it wrong that I Laugh Out Loud reading about Mesoraco? That is some funny even at another’s expense!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I did too. I try not to drink coffee while I read these

  14. Charles says:
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    12-team h2h 6×6 w/ Ks and OBP (no AVG):

    Fowler is coming back soon. Who should I drop:
    B Harper
    B Hamilton
    A Gordon
    Corey Dickerson
    Taveras
    Fowler

    Also, once he returns, would you start W Myers over any of these (Ks are negative!)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Taveras is the weak link there IMO. I like Myers over both Taveras and Fowler depending on how quickly he comes back.

  15. RubesAmarblows says:
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    Great site, great mustache. Need some quick advice on a couple offers.

    Braun for Pujols
    A. Jones for J Bautista

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Braun

      Jones

  16. dongdedong says:
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    my trade deadline had already passed otherwise I would’ve shipped HanRam when you listed him as a sell the other week. That being said, I’m in first and could use some ground in Runs/Avg/SB. need a SS replacement:

    Rollins
    Alcides
    segura

    i’m kind of surprised all these guys are on the waiver. thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Rollins

  17. Turf says:
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    Dear oh great and wondrous fantasy lothario, hate to point out your mortality, which I do not believe in, but Yost is currently leading the Royals to the playoffs.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule.
      Let me live that fantasy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turf: Brain fart, fixed

  18. G says:
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    Hey Grey. So I get 4 keepers and two will be abreu and Harvey. My remaining two keepers would be my 11th and 12th picks. My choices are Wong, arenado, kris Bryant, and taveras. I originally had taveras but he hasn’t fully turned it on but now thinking of dropping him
    For a hot shmotato to make a playoff run. So which two would you go with?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bryant, Arenado

  19. Frank White says:
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    Morning Guys… Porcello pitched in the 17th inning yesterday for 2 inning n 36 pitches. Do you think they’ll still have him pitch on Tuesday or push him back?? I really hope they keep him pitching cause he has a 2 start week

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      My guess is he might get pushed back, but I really have no idea sorry

  20. Paul says:
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    Is cargo even worthy of a DL spot over anibal, Pineda, or cole?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d put him on my DL over Anibal or Pineda

  21. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Am I missing something with the Pirates refusing to put dread pirate on the disabled list? Are they upset he wont be able to hang out with them and will need to head to triple A? He’s been injured for like 10 days and say he will return soon so what exactly am I missing besides a replacement OF on my team?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t think you’re missing anything. Apparently he is having some sort of “remarkable recovery”. For us fantasy players, he and Walker have been burning holes in rosters.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: It really reeks of saving a few dollars on replacements.

  22. J says:
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    Looking to upgrade my SS spot. (currently Asdrubal)
    One team in my league has Rollins and Reyes and it looks like he might need some pitching help.

    On the tail end of my staff I have:
    Kazmir, Ross, Arrieta, AWood, Roark, Stroman, Keuchel, Odorizzi

    Any suggestions on what a fair offer for one of those SS would be like? (with and without Asdrubal thrown in)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d move any of those last five listed for Reyes

  23. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey et al!

    ‘S up? How is life in the Sunshine state? My good friend was born close to Chavez Ravine in the early 60s. Anyhoo……

    You can add TuLo to that list, therefore…..

    CarGo+HanRam+TuLo=……

    1. Och, Rural Montag. It was written by a guy that was 1/4 Celtic and 1/4 German, 100% douche bag. Btw, Rural Montag is the place where these three have a nice circle jerk.

    2. Go to Ranch Mar Ula. It’s the best I could find using the words Go to Ranch Mar. You try to beat that. Btw, it’s the place where they go on weekends when they’re in SoCal lookin’ for dope from Black Jesus.

    3. Our granola match. Not gr8 and nothing to do with baseball. Maybe they all need more fiber in their diet.

    4. O, u, groan cram latch. I should have stopped after the 3rd one.

    5. Charlatan Goo Rum. That’s the stuff that their baller owners are now drinking.

    6. Actual Gram Honor. This is the Canadian variant of the award given stateside!

    Sry, chief! Trying to spice things up a bit.

    Cheers,
    Amte

    PS Kudos to my buddy Phil who is still riding Chris Carter!!!! Go, Phil!!!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      ANTEEEEEEE!!!!!
      What up, my man? Need a biiiggg week from my boy Carter this week. Dogfight for first. There can be no missteps!

      Hope you’re doing well.

      P.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Doin’ well, man! Well, still in one of the first four in the power rankings in all 3 leagues. I’ll make it to the playoffs. But it’s not about making it to the playoffs it’s about winning. I also can’t have any missteps and have already had plenty with E5, Tulo, (now deceased) CarGo and AnnieBell. Hopefully my tried and true guys will step up – Kluber, MadBum, Shields, ‘Kuma, Bailey and Cobb – plus whatever else shows up. Added Peralta in place of CarGo. Best of luck!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • @Ante GALIC: From the Department of Useless Things I Remember: Florida’s the Sunshine State; California is the Golden State.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Enrique: Ty, man! I’m from Canada where everything is frozen. Please forgive me my faux pas!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • @Ante GALIC: no biggy … I’m just from Florida originally, and travel to California once a year or so, so it stuck out to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Sunshine State is Florida… I’m in Cali… 1. Ha! 5. Yuck

  24. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Morning.

    For my thrid OF and occasional bench, would you rather have Austin Jackson or Angel Pagan?

    Thanks,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Pagan

  25. golfnut says:
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    I’m in need of a RF……choices are:
    Dayan Viciedo
    Brock Holt
    Stephen Vogt
    David Peralta

    any thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Peralta

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @golfnut: Might want to look at Viciedo

  26. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Mike Fiers….Fierking Finally!!

    I didn’t think he’d ever get a start.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…SON likes him too I think

  27. Five-On-One says:
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    Need a MI to replace Hanley. Nothing great available – choosing from Gyorko, Boneface, Mercer, Sogard, Didi… Thoughts?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      GYORKO

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phil

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: Someone miss the Baez bus hmmm.

        • Five-On-One says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Sure did – but Baez was picked up in my league in March, so the bus was missed long ago.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Five-On-One: I hate guys like that I have a guy who held a dead roster spot for Polonco over a month.

  28. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Another MI to keep an eye on? Is Rosales (Tex) going to get everyday starts or is he not worthy of a E.cabrera/ hardy replacement. He is the top hitter (SS) on my waiver wire and I am scared to send out either of these guys for the week. A little help here, please.

    Oh… Cozart has 4 in Colorado!!! I’m in love!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Cozart for the Colorado starts

  29. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5.

    all for 2015+, me and the other guy are both out of it.

    give- Chris Davis, Manny Machado
    get- Anthony Rizzo, Nolan Arenado

    Machado has a higher ceiling than Arenado right? but at this point Rizzo has to be better than Davis for 2015 right? so I would be getting the better combo?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SpecialFNK: See, you didn’t need help after all

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, I’d make that trade. Maybe Manny has a higher ceiling, yes, but here’s their 2014 stats through Saturday…

      Machado (22yo) 347PA (275/322/428) 12 HR 19% K%

      Arenado (23yo) 332PA (288/322/489) 11 HR 13% K%

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @SpecialFNK: Take Rizzo Arenado

  30. Shluff says:
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    Would you trade Joey-Bats and Sonny Gray for Darvish and Kinsler?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah

  31. Thom says:
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    My Stanton and Chisenhall for his Cobb, Greinke and Kipnis.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Thom: NO…unless the words Mike Trout appear in an offer, do not give Giancarlo up

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Stanton. That move seems like it’s desperate for pitching

  32. Harris says:
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    I’m sitting at 9-10, in the hunt for the 2nd WC. This week I’m facing 11 starts. Lester,Gray,Arrieta,Peralta, and Latos all have 2 starts, and this guy has Garret Richards as a rp. Of course this week my only decent starter with 2 was deGrom. I grabbed a bunch of 2 start guys just so I have options. Long story short, I picked up Hendricks, Hutchinson and Capuano. Cap is RP eligible. My 1 start guys are Greinke, Stroman, Kazmir and Samardzia. Rp’s are KRod and Doolittle. If you were in my position what 7 pitchers would you use? Btw saves are big in this league, you get 7 pts just like you do for a win. Considering I probably need to win my last 4 to make the playoffs, do I roll the dice on a guy like Capuano starting @ Balt, and TB. Thx in advance

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: one last thing, Bud Norris is available, he’s listed as having 2 starts. Is he an upgrade over anything I have?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If I’m reading the ? right, I’d go with this 7
      Greinke, Stroman, Kazmir, Shark, KRod, Doolittle, Hutchinson

      • Harris says:
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        @Mike: so you’d go 6 starts against his 11? No Hendricks.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, you said saves are big, so I’d imagine you’d want to start your closers

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Harris: So obviously you roll with your two closers. I’d sit Kazmir and go with Hendricks, Hutch, Stro-dog, Grienke, and Shark

      • Harris says:
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        @Mello Yello: that’s what I’m thinking. Thx.

  33. Neil says:
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    Two questions in H2H points mixed league:

    Need to pick up a ss for struggling rutledge while tulo is out, options are Cozart, B Crawford or Adeiny?

    Catcher is currently R Martin, could pick up Arencibia, Navarro, Castro, Zunino, Jaso or Chirinos

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Neil: Love Adeiny…gotta own Zunino because every time he goes deep, you can yell out ZUNINO BOMB!!!…don’t knock it ’til ya try it

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cozart gets 4 at Coors this week

      Zunino

      • Neil says:
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        @Mike: Still Zunino even if K’s are -1?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          you could try Jaso

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Neil: Navarro if he is available not sexy but hitting well. Also doesn’t k much.

  34. Qbert says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Just picked up trumbo hoping he’d get hot and juice up my boring outfield. Worth dropping Jd Martinez for choo for the same reason?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have JD, but ride the hot hands

  35. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    You think Al Alburqurque could get a shot at closing if Nathan keeps this up? (Joba is already owned).

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Janssen with the Stars: I think Soria gets first crack…he was brought on as Joe Nathan insurance

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s possible with Soria hurt

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mike: Woops, just saw Soria went on the DL…I work too much, and it’s getting in the way man

  36. Kid A says:
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    Grey or Mike ROS?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      yesterday i woke up sucking on lemon

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Kid A: There are two voices in my head

      • Kid A says:
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        @Mello Yello: Which one tells me what to wear at a Yanks game?

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Kid A: You know all of these were Radiohead references right?

          • Kid A says:
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            @Mello Yello: No shit? Tell me more, chef.

            • Mello Yello says:
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              @Kid A: I will!! Haha…no you were just taking those statements so literally I was just making sure…also were you gonna call me Chief or Chef?…because I am both

              • Kid A says:
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                @Mello Yello: The cookie from florida. I meant Chef.

                • Mello Yello says:
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                  @Kid A: Is cookie good in this context? Also you do pay attention. That’s admirable

                  • Kid A says:
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                    @Mello Yello: You get paid to make coq au vin, I get paid to make sure people like you don’t get killed. Fair trade all around.

                    • Mello Yello says:
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                      @Kid A: Yeah that works…good stuff

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mike when he’s at Coors…Grey long-term

      • Kid A says:
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        @Mike: You need get one of those human-sized humidors. Take it on the road.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Dont’ sell yourself short. I’d take you against lefties, too.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Mike: Come on Mike, you know your splits against lefties are ridonkulous

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha!

  37. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning everyone!
    Hope you all had prosperous fantasy baseball weekends.

    Setting my weekly lineup, wanna run some things by you cuz y’all smarter than me:

    Pitching – Have 5 potential SPs for the final 3 spots: Which 3 to start
    A. Wood vs. OAK (freaking Fredi made him throw 123 pitches, worried now, hopefully fine)
    Paxton @ DET (wanted to start him but looked at SON and it HATES this start (-9.9))
    Hughes vs. KC (inclined to throw him in there, veteran, consistent, blah, blah)
    Gausman @ CLE (hard to recommend this)
    Odorizzi @ TEX (tempting, for the Ks, SON doesn’t like it at all though)

    Hitting – Have 4 bats for 2 open spots. Who to start for the week
    Billy Moobs (his breastmilk is heating up, prob have to start him, right?)
    Chris Taylor(9 for 20 last week, crazy. can he keep it up)
    Will Venable (prob one of the odd men out unless otherwise advised)
    Kennys Vargas(hasn’t done all that much, but maybe a huge week is looming?)

    Thanks in advance for the feedback! I could really use a W this week….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wood, Hughes, Odorizzi

      Butler, Vargas

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks as always, Mike.
        So, do you predict pain for Paxton in Detroit? He was pretty smooth last time out and my heart wants to start him. Odorizzi goes up against Darvish as well. Would you call me crazy if I swapped those two?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no, I just lean toward SON when I am not sure about a guy.

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Mike: I hear ya. One more thing, I might be inclined to go Chris Taylor over Kennys Vargas, only because Mauer’s back today and I’m concerned about playing time. Thoughts?

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              makes sense. Didn’t figure on Mauer eating Vargas’ PT

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                Thx, Mike. They’ll prob DH mauer and start Vargas at 1B, but I don’t want to risk it.
                And Chris Taylor’s done nothing but hit since his call up . I hope I’m right, really need the win this week. Wish me luck!

  38. Mello Yello says:
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    Rymer Liriano…because…hey what the hell right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      exactly

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

  39. Q says:
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    Start 3 this week. It’s a points league, so overall production is what I need

    Brandon Moss (scuffling for a month, but decent matchups)
    Shin soo Choo ( looking better, 2 lefties)
    Corey Dickerson ( all rightys this week)
    Alex Gordon ( 3 lefties but royals are hot)
    Gregory Polanco (3 lefties but also hot)

    Thanks guys!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Q: Dickerson, Gordon, and the Polancolypse!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      last three you listed

  40. Durkin says:
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    Sold a $1 Polanco in a 10 team H2H mixed keeper for hanley on Friday afternoon. Was looking forward to getting asdrubal and xander out of my life.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Durkin: I love the Sox and Xander but man was it relieving to get him off my team (Javy Baez baby!)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      damn

  41. sniff test says:
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    I have a spot to pick up a player to play…Aoki, A Jax or Reddick?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @sniff test: I’d go Aoki…can’t lose with KC right now

      • sniff test says:
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        Moustakas is an option too. This is until Hanley comes off the dl.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Reddick

  42. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Rafael Montero taking Jacob DeGroms spot this week.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Ugh…shoulder soreness

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you can never have too many good young arms. Mets are proof of that I think

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I just traded deGrom on Friday before there was any mention of shoulder soreness i know i should feel bad ,but i really don,t

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @JeF With 1 F:I really picked this dudes pocket . He was so desperate for pitching i sent deGrom and Santana for Cepedes and Minor. And if things work out and they fixed Minor’s release point , i might have gotten the best 2 players in the deal.

  43. Chris says:
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    Which catcher ROS: Gattis or Sal Perez. H2H Points League.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Gattis

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  44. Corey says:
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    Is Michael Pineda > Odorizzi or Wheeler ROS? I think not, but I have trust issues with myself.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Corey: I say your right but I will also say I suffer from a similar affliction

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no, I’d put both those guys ahead of Pineda

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Corey: *you’re

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Wheeler, Odorizzi…

  45. KK says:
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    Vargas or Duda ROS

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @KK: WET TAIL!!!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @KK: Duuuudddeeeee…ah

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Duda

  46. Joeg414 says:
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    Whom do you like or rate as a bench bat: Lagares, Crawford , Kiermaier , DenDekker or Flud. Daily mixed 6×6 roto

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Fuld or Kiermaier

  47. Ralph says:
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    Stream-o-nator hates both Keuchel (-4.6) and Paxton (-9.9). Keuchel against Boston doesn’t scare me, but what say you ‘perts?

    @det for Paxton seems sort of scary, but he looked nice over the weekend. I govt questions, y’all!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I”d roll the dice with Keuchel, sure. Not sold on Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph: In Fenway? Eh, I wouldn’t touch either

  48. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    I tried to get rid of him Grey! I tried! Damn it all to hell! Dropped Sanchez the dirty, for Fiers of the upside. Lets hope that works out and E5 comes out of the gates with some production. I’m right on the edge of the playoffs in multiple leagues!

  49. Steve D. says:
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    Anyone heard when Springer might be back?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve D.: He’s still got quad soreness. He doesn’t even know if he needs rehab. Hopefully the soreness goes down and he’s in there this weekend, but I’m not sure if he’s back anytime before Friday

    • Mike

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      Not sure, but I’d figure within the next week or so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve D.: Might be another week or longer

  50. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Nice work man always a pleasure to read these in the morning. Dynasty league, I grabbed Michael Taylor when I saw he was called up, but do you think Rymer Liriano might be a better stash? I appreciate any input and keep up the good work.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Liriano over Taylor in dynasty

  51. J Boy says:
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    14 team roto – I’m trying to stack pitching for the stretch run due to where I am – have ground to gain in QS, K – what are your thoughts on picking up Raf Montero and dropping Everth and his gimpy hammy? I have Zobrist at SS and could see the mets being super cautious with Degrom.

    Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like that

  52. Game of Throws says:
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    12 team H2H roto trade offer:

    His Cano/T. Rosenthal for my Altuve/N. Cruz

    I have 12 pts in SBs but my only other SBs guy is Rollins.

    I have 6 pts in saves. My other closers are Hawkins/Street/K-rod

    Should I make this trade?

    Thanks!!!

    • Mike

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      depends a little on how big your lead is in steals and how much ground you can realistically make up in saves, but yes it seems to be a good trade for your needs

  53. Buck Merdock says:
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    Playoffs starting next week. I have to start 2 catchers, I have Gattis and Jaso… Worth switching out Jaso for Caleb for the playoffs, or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  54. Jim Abbot was a lefty, right? Didn’t you meant to say his right hand? Or are you a step ahead and you mean a Danny Santana-level improvement has happened fewer than five times? Now I’m confused.

    Which leads me to a keeper question. In a 14-team league where we can keep two guys drafted in the fifth-round or later at a premium of two rounds (undrafted guys cost a 12th-round pick), I’m thinking my two keepers are:

    Rizzo (costs an 8th-round pick in 2015)
    Kluber (costs a 16th-round pick)

    But would you switch out any of the following for one of the above?

    Baez (costs a 12th-round pick)
    Polanco (12th)
    Billy Hamilton (3rd)
    Teheran (5th)
    Wong (22nd)
    Khris Davis (13th)

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I usually keep bats over arms so I’d do Rizzo and Polanco if it was me

      • @Mike: I agree with bats over arms, and have never kept a pitcher in this league. But Kluber in the 16th round just seems so tempting.

        Do you think Polanco is a top-120 player next year? A 12th-round pick is usually a guy ranked around 160 or so, so if I can get a guy ranked 40 or so picks better that’s good value. In the 16th round it’ll be guys ranked around 220 or so, and I was sure Kluber would be expected to go much, much higher than that next season.

        Anyone else with an opinion on this?

        • Mike

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          can’t go wrong with either. I just like bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Think I said the right hand, uh, left… Agree with Mike

  55. G says:
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    In head to head league. Guy I’m playing this week has had the strategy of only having relief pitchers with no starters. I’m a couple games behind him and he’s in second, so it seems his strategy has worked for him. We only have wins as a category with no losses. We also have era, whip, saves, and Ks. I am wondering, based upon who im playing and our scoring categories if I should start all 4 of my eligible pitchers today. I have Hutchinson vs Seattle, gray against KC, arrieta against brew crew, and smyly versus Toronto. I expect to win the wins and Ks category and lose in saves – it’s the era and whip which could go either way. Thoughts? Thanks in advance as always.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ii think those starts are fine. The only one that gives me pause is Smyly in Toronto

    • @G: You have to make sure you beat him in Ws, since he’ll obviously beat you in saves. And you need enough starters to win Ks and then hope to do OK in ERA and WHIP. Do you think you’ll win the hitting categories?

      I’d definitely go with Arrieta (I forgive the start in Denver), but the other three starts are risky in some way: Gray laid a turd last time out and KC is the hottest team in MLB, though he’s bounced back from bad starts before. Hutch is going against King Felix, so a win may be unlikely. And Smyly is uneven and facing a Toronto team that might be exhausted from last night’s 19-inning game or psyched that they pulled it off. I’d sit one or two of those three … go with your gut.

    • @G: Wait, isn’t Smyly facing Texas? I guess I’d start him, then. Against Colby Lewis his chances of a W are pretty good. If it were my call, I’d sit Gray and start the other three. But it’s crap shoot.

      • John says:
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        @Enrique: Yeah I would only start guys you think have a good to great start. You will def win the W categaory so I would be selective on who to start so you can keep era whip at good levels.

  56. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for your articles. Pick two starters on 8/12 & 8/13 in W & QS league.

    8/12
    McHugh vs MIN YPino ($17.8)
    Shoemaker vs PHI SO’Sullivan ($12.9)
    Ryu vs ATL MMinor ($11.5)
    House vs ARI JCollmenter ($10.6)
    Porcello vs PIT EVolquez ($9.2)
    Latos vs STL JKelly ($8.7)

    8/13
    Peavy vs CHA SCarroll ($19.5)
    Zimmermann vs NYM BColon ($19.3)
    Kennedy vs COL TMatzek ($18.6)
    Wilson vs PHI ABurnett ($18.6)
    Iwakuma vs TOR Dickey ($17.9)
    Bailey vs BOS BWorkman ($12.7)

    Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Shoe and Ryu

      Zimmermann and Kennedy

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Mike: Shoe isn’t starting against Philly due to his relief appearance the other night. Looks like his next start is Saturday @ Texas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: No problem… McHugh, Shoe…Zimm, Iwakuma

  57. Mike & Grey, hey guys, I need both of your opinions on SP’s this week…

    I play the team I am tied for 1st place in my H2H points weekly league..3 weeks to go, so this game is HUGE…

    I need to start ONE of these SP’s

    CJ Wison 18.6 @ home v Philly
    Liriano -4.6 @ Detroit
    Paxton -9.1 @ Detroit

    SON’s number’s are next to the SP..

    SON loves Wilson over the other 2, but I do not trust him yet. I am thinking Paxton, what do you guys thinks?

    Cheers,

    Phenom

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Wilson

    • @Malicious Phenom: I agree with you on not trusting Wilson, but starting anyone but an ace in Detroit is a huge risk. Don’t you have any other options?

  58. Jason says:
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    Here comes the hot stepper
    Gio thinking he’s a center??
    comin near the strikezone is a danger
    still gettin questions bout dumping
    the WHIP murderer, WHIP murderer
    No no it’s no lie
    Gio’s walks multiple
    anyone doubtin will have their WHIPs explode
    WHIP murderer, WHIP murderer

    In a 10 tm league where my rotation features the likes of Scherzer, Iwakama, Lester, odorizzi, Hanhn, Keuchel, Gio, Alex Wood, and Shoemaker
    would you trade your first three rounds of next years draft to get Sale?
    that’s crazy talk right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      Doesn’t look like you really need Sale to make it worth it

      • Jason says:
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        @Mike:

        yeah Sale is a bit expensive. My concern was with the innings limit that hahn, Shoe and possibly Odorizzi and/or Wood might be facing.

        I’m gonna counter and see if I could get Chapman tossed in for that asking price. worth a shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Ha, nice… Agree with Mike, you don’t need Sale

  59. Charlie says:
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    Khris Davis or Angel Pagen 6×5 including obp? Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charlie: Depends on needs, I’d wait an extra day or two to see how Davis plays out

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. It’s def a frustrating situation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Flop Sweat says:
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    Deep keeper, OPS league

    Im in a 5 team race for 4 playoff spots, so I cant focus on prospective pickups, but the Jake Lamb got the call up.

    Right now I have Connor Gillaspie as the first guy off my bench and backing up Carlos Santana at 3rd for days when Carlos needs to slide in at C. So that role has to be filled by someone with 3B Elig.

    Whos better ROS? Would lamb justify the keeper speculation add?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Gillaspie

  61. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Gm Grey , Mike ,E1 What started off terrible on Friday turned into a great weekend for my h2h 9×9 team. How about a 16-0-2 week to not only get in playoff position but also pass him by 6 games. how about closing out Sunday with 5hrs and 16 rbis. I initially picked up Taylor then swapped him out for Liriano for playing time. Is it wrong for me to want Werth to get a lil wheel wobble cause Taylor just looks better. Well hope e1 had a great weekend and its stretch run time .

  62. Lopes says:
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    Is encarnacion coming back soon enough to start him in a weekly fantasy league? Or should I start with Napoli as I already have him slotted

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start with Napoli

  63. Corey says:
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    “Say something I’m giving up on you” -Me to Xander Bogaerts

    I’ve kept XB up to this point because he was a keeper player for $1, next year he’d only be $6, and with SS being such a shallow position I’ve been waiting for him to light it up and reward my patience. A $6 second coming of Han Ram sounds great for 2015, in theory.

    Is it time to put Xander in a basket and send him downstream? I have Javi Baez which gives me power at short this year, but he’ll likely be 2B next season. I look around the wire: Peralta is out there. Everth Cabrera is out there, and I need SBs (assuming he’s not DL bound).

    My team has been dominant even with XB occupying a bench spot (currently in 2nd place in H2H league). But, realistically, he is contributing nothing to this season and is just a low cost investment for next year.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold a $6 Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: God I love that song

  64. AA says:
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    Is it time to drop Rios for Byrd, Peralta, Cuddyer or Markakis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, Markakis

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: Haven’t you heard Byrd is the word.

  65. joe says:
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    who to grab in place of Anibal? Odorizzi, Stroman, Wheeler or Cashner?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Any of those first three are solid. I prefer Odorizzi for the Ks

  66. Wilsonian says:
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    Getting little to no production out of 2B with Lawrie dead and Rutledge not doing anything. Have Ortiz and Singleton for 1st. Would you deal Ortiz for Dozier and dump Rutledge for Kennys and ride Singleton and Kennys at 1st for the ROS?

    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    I’m currently in 1st place, and would obviously like to keep it that way. Only other viable option at 2nd is Mercer.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure that makes sense

  67. Joshua J Atwood says:
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    Hutchinson or Fiers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still like Hutch, but Fiers is interesting

  68. Another question, does Evercab play this week, or is he headed to the DL?

    thanks guys

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Not sure but I’d bet on DL

  69. Familia or lindstrom for saves? Mejia has been awful and has a hernia, Chicago is a mess and lindstrom just isn’t good.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Familia

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that was cool

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @henncoop: This is definitely going to be the highlight of Drew Butera’s career.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HAHA

  70. Bud says:
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    Hey grey awesome posts!
    Now every win is crucial down this stretch,
    Would you start mad bum(vs cole Hamels & Philly on Friday in SF)
    Or- Strasberg (vs gee & mets on thurs in NY)

    Or go with someone who has two starts instead :

    Shelby miller ( @ Miami vs tom Koehler & start 2 is vs SD in STL vs Hahn)

    Mat latos (in cincy vs redsox & joe Kelly- start 2 in Colorado vs flande)

    Jesse Hahn ( in SD vs Rockies & vs Jordan lyles- start 2 is vs cardinals in STL vs Shelby miller)

    I was looking into deGrom but heard he’s been scratched Tuesday.

    Jon singleton, jay Bruce or polanco at utility for this week?

    Thanks grey! Keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bud: Thanks! I’d go Bum…Polanco…

  71. smegma says:
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    Start A.Jackson or K.Davis this week? Hitter tron favors Jackson but my league doesn’t penalize for k’s and rewards power. Also, if springer comes back this week, would you rather have him over either of jackson/davis?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Davis, yes on Springer

  72. Steve says:
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    1. Do you think Anibal has a chance of coming back for fantasy playoffs?

    2. Is Syndergaard starting Tue? Should I be stashing him?

    3. Would you continue to hold Leonys after this weekend?

    • Trevor says:
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      @Steve:

      You can stash syndergaard if you really want but I wouldn’t- he’s not pitching Tuesday that’s Rafael montero.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. I think it’s 3-4 weeks, so it depends when your playoffs are
      2. I think Montero is starting
      3. eh, there are probably better options, depends what’s out there

  73. Ray says:
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    6×6 H2H OPS. Freeman/Choo for Encarnacion?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Sure

  74. gg says:
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    2 start mike minor (LAD, OAK) or 1 start Pax (@DET)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, I guess Pax

  75. 740 says:
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    Sup Grey, thanks 4 the read. 10team roto 5×5. Jennings was just dropped. would u pick him up for either Calhoun, Reddick?

    Thank u!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take him over Reddick if you need steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: No problem..Over Calhoun

  76. B.o.B says:
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    10 team league with R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, and OPS…pick 2 please: Torii Hunter, Denard Span, Lucas Duda, Gregory Polanco

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Span is en fuego

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Mike: yeah Span was the obvious one to me too, I was wondering which 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B: Hunter, Duda

  77. Bye Felicia says:
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    Isn’t it too soon for Jim Abbott jokes?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Robby D says:
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      @Bye Felicia: @Robert:
      On the one hand, you may be right…

  78. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey et al,

    12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(only keep 10)
    would you drop K.DAVIS, T.HUNTER or D.JENNINGS for any of these?
    J.GYORKO
    W.ROSARIO
    R.LIRIANO
    A.JACKSON
    C.GRANDERSON
    D.ACKLEY
    JJ.HARDY
    W.VENABLE

    thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  79. I B Teheran It Up! says:
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    Should I bench both these pitchers?
    Gallardo @ ChC
    Or Ventura vs. Oak

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with SON

      • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Mike: anything under 8 is a bench, correct?

        • Robby D says:
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          @I B Teheran It Up!:

          Anything under and 8 and you will not be able to pleasure a woman.

        • Robby D says:
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          @I B Teheran It Up!:
          Seriously though it depends on the league. 12 team I start anything up to a 7 probably and use discretion on starts below 7.

  80. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5 weekly league.

    Pick 2:
    Odorizzi @ Tex (SON 1.0)
    A Wood vs Oak (11.7)
    Cobb vs Yanks (15.9)
    Teheran vs Dodgers (14.7) and vs Oak (9.6)

    Leaning towards Cobb and Teheran (but the Oak start scares me)

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Teheran and Cobb

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      DO IT

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Hell IN AN RCL

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I will post this link every day till its full HA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love that

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ill get in on the Baseball RCLs next season…was late to the party for those this year

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: thanks for that.

              But as a penance for not being in on baseball you must do two football.

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @J-FOH: If this one fills ill do another..hows that homeboy.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @JeF With 1 F: that would be great, I’m sure you will have no problem with that.

                  Do you play IDP at all?

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @J-FOH: Yea A lot

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @JeF With 1 F: @Grey: @J-FOH: You two should join this one….i know how much you love football Grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m gonna pass…To John Riggins! He still around?

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Ha Ha

    • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I’m in son!

  81. A-Aron says:
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    Thanks for all you do guys. Please pick three of the following:

    Lackey vs. Padres (20.1)
    Zimmerman at Mets (19.3)
    Cobb vs. Yankees (15.9)
    Shields vs Athletics (8.3)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lackey, Zimm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A-Aron: No problem, top 3

  82. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sit or Start Ventura v. As tonight? (I can afford to sit him and still have more starts than my opponent this week). SON is pretty meh on it.

    How would you rank Baez, Dee, and Dozier ROS? My current plan is to generally start Dozier/Dee unless there is a particularly favorable/not favorable matchup

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I’m starting Hutchinson & Ventura. Cuz that’s how I roll. I’m not afraid of robots

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Bye Felicia: maybe, but your team stats are afraid of you now.

  83. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Should I risk putting EE in this week? Panda’s got 5 games this week. First three vs Sale, Quintana, Hamels.

  84. Fish & Friends says:
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    So I have Anibal, Cargo, Hanley, and de Grom…yesterday was not fun. Which two do I DL and which two do I drop?

    • Robby D says:
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      @Fish & Friends:
      If you don’t have to keep them, I’d go with the guys in order of the likelihood that they come back: keeping Anibal and HanRam. Cargo probably won’t play the rest of the year and I think the Mets are more likely to shut down DeGrom since they aren’t in the playoff hunt. I think the two playoff teams are likely to bring the guys back to play.

  85. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Is Alex Wood on a innings limit?…and the padres are already talking bout hahns innings limit, will he make his 2 starts this week?

  86. Basement Artie says:
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    If Rymer Liriano married Nolan Reimold and cheated on him he’d be Two-timer Rymer Reimold.

  87. Lord ALW says:
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    Would you do Arenado for JOrdan Zimmerman or Gio

    I currently have Miggy as my 3b Rizzo as my 1b and Adrian Gonzalez as my UT
    Points league

    We start 5 pitchers regardless of SP/RP
    I currently have
    Scherzer
    Stroman
    Holland
    Lynn
    D RObertson
    Porcello
    Paxton

    Trading deadline is this Sunday Im 8th/12

  88. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    I dropped D Santana for Baez I hope that dont bite me in the ass..ive been looking for a steady SS all year…I think I got too fancy with Baez, I hope im wrong.

  89. Fish & Friends says:
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    I just lost Anibal, Cargo, Hanley, and de Grom. Which two can be dropped and which two should be DL’d? This is all expecting the worst for de Grom. I’m in a 10 team h2h redraft league.

    • Fish & Friends says:
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      @Fish & Friends: sorry for the double post, my first one didn’t show up

  90. Ty says:
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    Who starts… 7 start Reddick but faces 3 lefties or a 5 start Calhoun who has good match ups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Reddick

  91. Fungazi says:
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    What round do you draft Polanco next year in 12 team?

  92. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hey Grey! I was hoping you could help me figure out the best way to make use of my 3 bench spots in my 10 team h2h categories redraft with OBP. Only 2 adds a week allowed so its tough to stream or just go with the hot bat.

    My team
    C Santana
    1B Abreu
    2B Altuve
    SS Desmond
    3B MIggy
    OF Stanton
    OF Bautista
    OF Pence
    Util Rizzo
    Util Pujols
    Bn ?
    Bn ?
    Bn ?

    My options are Polanco, Marte, R Davis, Calhoun, Wong, Arencibia, Ackley, Alcantara,
    Not sure whether its better to back up as many positions as I can or just take the best players available. Which 3 do you like?
    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @No Soup for Yu: You should be using bench spots on pitchers… Rajai, Polanco, Wong

  93. The Big Yabu says:
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    Gardner w/ 6 games (3 @ Bal + 3 @ TB) or Torii w/ 7 games (2 @ Pit + 2 vs Pit + 3 vs Sea)?

  94. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Who gets the most steals ROS of these players? R Davis, Marte, Wong, Polanco, Fuld, Aoki,, EvCab?

  95. Anonymous says:
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    Gyorko versus asdrubal cabrera rest of year.

  96. Smell The Glove says:
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    Should I drop either Prado or Headley for Chisenhall for a UTL spot? 12 team H2H keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado

  97. the pillar & the stones says:
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    H2H weekly pts w/ 2 UTIL spots.

    Would you drop any of these:
    Calhoun
    Wong
    Butler
    Rios

    For any of these:
    Marte
    Crisp
    Pagan
    Loney

    Thanks.

  98. OT says:
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    Wood v. OAK or Ross @ STL? SON says Wood, but I’m leaning the other way

    • @OT: go with SON, then you have someone or something to blame if it is wrong..LOL..cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  99. hifi says:
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    Better ROS. Cuddyer, Myers or Liriano?

    Better keeper. Myers or Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Myers

  100. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Is it safe to drop Hahn after this week? Probably only gets one more start after the two this week.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: im going to…im gonna pick up Fiers if hes still available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Hey Mike you were right..Polanco smashed Reddick in points league, it wasnt even close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mike has a new post

      • Sherwood says:
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        Grey, who has better fantasy potential over the next few years, Wong or Gyroko

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wong

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: it doesnt look like its open to comments

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weird, I fixed it

          • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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            @Grey: thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  102. Corey says:
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    What can we expect from Matt Harvey at the start of 2015? Is he worth a DL stash in a keeper auction league (he’d cost $1 next season)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s worth a $1

    • Spyre says:
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      @Corey: As a former Harvey owner, I’d say that he’ll be worth much more than 1$ next year.

  103. Ted says:
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    Hey man — NL-only 5×5, who do you like more ROS, Bastardo or Walden? Ks is a bigger priority than ratios, but not by much. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walden

  104. Bill says:
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    Hey man! Start / sit Matt Holliday or Bruce? I know Harper has been horrible at the plate would you bench him for Bruce & keep Holliday starting?

    I have a feeling singleton goes off vs boston start him vs dee Gordon at IF or vs polanco at utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Harper…Depends on needs with Singleton and Gordon

  105. booya says:
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    Who would you drop of these guys: Crisp, Singleton, or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For s’s and g’s? Crisp

  106. Jose says:
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    Polanco vs. Pagan ROS – who do you prefer and by how much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  107. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    One more question and ill let you get back to your Ini Kamoze remastered CD…..who would you rather have on your staff…Fiers with SP/ RP, Alvarez, Leake, Pineda,Tillman,Wada, or Shelby Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d give Fiers a whirl

  108. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    As i’m not 1 who likes to promote other websites here but Rotoworlds Matthew Pouliots strike zone article has some Bio- Genesis stuff that is quite interesting and worth the read.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: ok great glad your alright with it.

  109. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Since I did not see the hip hop lyric of the day, here is my submission:
    Smoke a big sliff of some good sensimilia
    Never smoke nothing like a plain bush ganja
    Drink Irish Moss while you drink water
    Eat rice and peas while you eat hamburger
    You ride a Ford while I ride a limousine, sir
    You very lazy while I work out harder
    Strong in the light a ??? not a faker
    Voice very clear before you put it in the mixer
    Combined with the music it’s a very good blender
    Don’t like the sound please return to sender
    Only decent sound can come from the gangster
    Chatting like this can come from no other
    Listen to the rhythm you soon will discover
    That all of the people surely are taking a lesson
    (Dancehall session!)
    No doubt at all dem surely don’t have no questions
    (Oh Jah!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who that is, but I like this line: You ride a Ford while I ride a limousine, sir… Love how he added the ‘sir.’

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: It’s old school (late 80s) Just-Ice, a KRS-One cohort, from the song Na Touch Da Just. I like that line too.

        I think the “chatting like this can come from no other” part is very appropriate for this site.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Yup… Just Ice, wow, can’t even remember a song he sang…

          • Mr. Tibbs says:
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            @Grey: Not surprising, he had quite a few forgettable tracks. This, for me at least, is a gem.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, might have to check it out… Just Ice straight up, no rocks except the ones I sling from my pock…ets… I need to email him that line…

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: hey i’m getting to it!! Haha nice tho…

  110. gg says:
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    better keeper stash.

    Avasial, Liriano, Myers

      • gg says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: thx, which of the other 2 would you rather have?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Myers

  111. Rondizzle says:
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    Hey Albright!
    Should I drop Fatt Adams for Chris Carter?
    Add Roark for DeGrom?
    Or Phil Hughes for Degrom?
    Add Kolt Wong for EverCab?
    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Adams… Roark, sure… Wong over EverCab

  112. gg says:
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    Blackmon was dropped, worth a pickup over Cuddyer or Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Trumbo

  113. Eric says:
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    I’ve had Worley for his last 3 starts and I told myself that, no matter what, I’d drop him after his start against the Friars. His matchups are terrible for the next few starts (@Tigers, Braves, @Brewers). Help me pull the trigger, Grey – I need to drop him, right?

    Also, should I keep Miley? I picked him up to stream for Sunday (third time I’ve picked him up this season), but he’s been so unbelievably inconsistent…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both, you need to stream

  114. Joe says:
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    If you owned Kinsler and Wong in a nonkeeper, and thought you could use Kinsler to get Pujols or Rizzo, would you, and, if so, who would you target (realistically)? Or would you keep Kinsler for fear of Wong? (I own Moss and Duda, but tend to rotate them among my util and OF spots).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either…Rizzo first

  115. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    Man, who needs a draft?? I have done 11 trades in one of my leagues this year(with 8 trades being vetoed) So 19 pending trades. I cannot help my self it is so thrilling! Never had this problem in the past but here is how my team after all these trades.

    W.Ramos, Billy Butler/LaRoche, Cano, Wright, Desmond, McCutchen, Carlos Gomez (cargo 2.0), Ryan Braun , Greg Polanco, Tavares, Beltran, Wil Myers

    Scherzer, Lester, Madbum, Odorizzi, Pineda, Shelby MIller, Krod, Mejia, Santiago Castilla

    How do you think i will fair the rest of the way? Should i stop trading or do i need 1 more blockbuster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on number of teams and what you need vs. other teams

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Vetoed trades? Lame.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s vetoing trades?

          • These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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            @Grey: ive had 19 pending trades in that league 8 have been vetoed. Believe that is what he is referring to

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, that is lame

        • These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Yeah 4 of them have been in the last week. My team is strong and pretty balanced. Closers arent great but whatever, atleast im getting saves. 12 team league only my team and one other team have about a 20 game lead on the rest of the pack. Probably shouldnt trade anymore…

  116. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Is there a glossary term for a setup-man blowing a save opp for your closer? Hate that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s foreclosed but it doesn’t fit your term area entirely

      • gg says:
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        @Grey: or similarly weak… when your closer is warming up in the bottom of the 8th with a 3 run lead and his offense puts up 1 more run on to make it a non-save situation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s more foreclosed

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Grey: How about this for the setup man who blows it?

            FSU-man.

            Had a save opp until the SetUp-man Fucked Shit Up.

            If you’re interested.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bit too gangsta

              • Chicken Dinner says:
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                @Grey: Word?!

                I’m so far from gangsta/ gonna be a star,
                no matter who you are I thank ya
                a pranksta/ we all laughed when you drank the
                caffeinated blend instead of decaf Sanca
                now your hyped up/going uder cover I’m mic’d up
                quick scan of the room not even one chick I might fvck.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t lie, fvck is about as gangsta as it gets…

  117. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    In a desperate push for taters I covered my eyes and started Trumbo, Reynolds, Carter and Zach Walters this week. How many HRs will they get for me Swami?

    I feel like I just took home the last 4 hags sitting in a sleezy bar at 3am.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

      • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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        @Grey: Wow 3 each! GIDDYUP!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  118. gg says:
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    keeper league, jose fernandez availalbe on wire. $200 budget. Drafted this year for $29.

    what FAAB bid would you put in. (keep at faab salary +10% per year).

    low balling GMs here. (won Goldy for $26 last week). was thinking $11. too high, low or just right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6 if you have a DL slot to stash him for a year

  119. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    someone just dropped a Ruf dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: just could not resist

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  120. Derrick says:
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    I’m about middle of the road in stolen bases. Jay Bruce for Rajai make sense?

    • Derrick says:
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      @Derrick: Or make a Rajai/Doolittle for Bruce offer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure — Rajai/Doolittle

  121. JP says:
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    Would you send Gio/Morneau(or Josh Hamilton) for Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. JustanUncle says:
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    Nothing great on the wavier wire but I need to drop any dead weight: Dropping Segura but who should I pick up? Aybar, Escobar, Cabrera, Lowrie, Alcantara, Rosalas, or Taylor?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JustanUncle: Alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What one F said

    • fausto says:
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      @JustanUncle: everth cabreras legs are made of wax so when he plays outside of 78 degree petco in august they begin to soften(aka hes probably hurt again) Asdrubal is Assdribble even in the NL. Aybar/Lowrie about the same player with good offenses around them. Alcantera will make you look smarter kind of like 1950’s scientist glasses…. im all in on Alcantera for the gamble. Aybar or Lowrie for the safe play.

  123. Swfcdan says:
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    Can’t get a response from prospect guru Chris atm, so will ask the Greyt one also.

    Thinking about giving a reshuffle to my farm as a few impact bats have hit the wire.

    A Almora, DJ Peterson, D Vogelbach, Michael Taylor (WAS), Carlos Martinez, Kyle Crick, Nick Williams are the names. Have 3 spaces available, who are your 3 picks looking at overall value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should wait for his response… Taylor, Martinez, Crick

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: That’s the 3 guys I’ve currently got, seems great minds think alike.. ha!

        Thanks, will wait for Chris response also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just responded to you, btw

  124. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    As a bench/3rd OF, do you like Seth Smith, Polanco, Byrd or Calhoun more than Duda (H2H with OBP and OPS)? Or continue to ride the wet tail until he strings together a few donuts? My other OFs are Bautista, Brantley, and good Dickerson (RIP CarGo)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  125. JP says:
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    Thanks for answering questions, one more, would you move Cuteo/Khris Davis for McCuthchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a keeper if you’re playing for next year

  126. Sal says:
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    Is it time to drop Blackmon for some streamers? No Tulo or Cargo behind him and a struggling Colorado offense altogether, not to mention his own struggles. Or would you rather drop khris Davis who has started to hit again or Austin Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Jackson first if Davis will play, which I’m not sure he will

  127. fausto says:
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    Mejia hernia needs surgery(but wants to pitch thru it,) i added Familia, plus Mejia has been less than good last few times out. My RP sitch is Robertson, Allen, Janssen, Casillia, Neftali now Familia. I whiffed on baez bc I sleep until 2pm. Drop mejia for a Soler stash? Redraft league…. playoff spot locked up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  128. Rags says:
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    NL-only, OBP. I have terrible hitting but am in 3rd place on the strength of my pitching. The second place team just offered me Stanton for Kershaw straight up. Should I ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it if it helps you win

  129. Greyismyhero says:
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    “Joe Mauer – Will be activated today. Was out a while, but for those that have forgotten, through 76 games this year, he was on pace for 5 homers and a .270 season. That should not be taken lightly. Or taken at all.”

    I wonder where all those Mauer lovers are at now????

    Teacher…I know….I know……..They are over on the Fantasy Football side of things…… cause they are DONE….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Smoke it!

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Greyismyhero:

      AND SMOKE THE GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Smoke it!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Greyismyhero: DO IT!!!!

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I always drafted Mauer did this year too. I will tell anyone. I have played in obp leagues long before they were trendy. Depending where you drafted carrying Mauer and either Votto or Miggy allowed me to carry donkeys without being hurt btw i’m fighting for the playoffs hows your team.

  130. tals23 says:
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    I’m looking forward to next season in my keeper league and I want to pick up Henry Owens….who should I drop between these two: clay buckholz or Jesse Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Just dealt Ortiz for Dozier so now I’ll be playing Singleton at 1st. The options to pick up (when dropping Mercer) are the following:

    d’Arnaud
    Kennys
    Lind
    LoMo

    I’d like to have a bat that I could sub in when needed, and these are the best of the bunch. The reason I have d’Arnaud there is because I have Lucroy and could play him at 1st. Who do I dump Mercer for?

    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennys

  132. Cranz says:
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    Crisp or Country Breakfast a better add for DH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re making me hungry… I’d go Breakfast, but it depends on needs

      • Cranz says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Could use the power/ops, but SBs too…so a lil of everything.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with the hotter bat, Butler

          • Cranz says:
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            @Grey: Word. Thanks for the help, chief!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  133. Wilsonian says:
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    Rank the following for the ROS:

    Lincecum
    Keuchel
    Hutchison
    Chase
    Fiers
    Gee
    Koehler
    Rubby

    16 Team H2H – W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does it really need to be ROS? Gee, Hutch

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I hear ya, just looking at the better arms for the longhaul. It’s such a deep league that streaming isn’t really an option most of the time as the starters are pretty much hot garbage.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have a bunch of arms there that are streamable

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: true, but that’s honestly it. I guess you could toss in Volquez, Hellickson, and Dickey, too. But that’s honestly it.

            • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              @Wilsonian: how deep could a league really be where gee and keuchel are free agents?

  134. Adam says:
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    Thoughts on Pineda ROS? Likely 5-6 starts left….prob BAL, HOU, DET, BOS, TB couple of times…. worth a flyer? Would need to drop my sub in OF (Reddick) (but Cutch coming back this week, fingers crossed).
    Reasonable to think he posts 8+ k/9, sub 3 bb/9 with some wins and respectable ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him outside of streams… Not totally reasonable

    • Hondo says:
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      @Adam: They finally DL’ed Cutch back to August 4th.

  135. gg says:
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    have Arencibia at Catcher

    Mauer owner wants SP. Gerrit Cole or Paxton for Mauer and drop Arencibia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  136. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    I circumnavigate the globe with a one-liner like, latitude,
    Put my rhymes in misfortune cookies to leave Confucius confused,
    The day a n**ga serve Ras is when f**gots start straight bashin’,
    Without Jermaine Dupri I’m so so def that I need closed captions,
    Won’t see me stressed from no East/West conflict,
    The interest Chino X, Ras Kass like Lance Ito removed you from your bench,
    My retina expands, my brain is trapped like a rat on a running wheel,
    Praise the yellow God or I’ma leave you scarred like that n**ga Seal,
    Vernacular understandable, you in a hearse, megahertz, the truth hurts,
    Slang botanical, you’re moving on time-lapse camera,
    Indestructible, dig me like an excavation multiracial valuable,
    Take you out like Saafir took out Casual,
    So check the milk that Jersey made, I turn autistic children bilingual,
    On parallel bars I create new dismounts like Chechincko,
    So keep it short and sweet like Sherman Hemsley, bonafide queers,
    While I shoot shit up you’re shooting gerbils up your asshole like Richard Gere,
    Bitch ass n**gas what see, I gives a fuck who’s certified platinum or gold,
    Cause I got rhymes for every unit you sold,
    Your plaques corrode when I collide colloquials,
    At first the buzz was local but now the knows (nose) grows like Pinocchios,
    No lie, no T-H-C, T-H-E, T-H-O-U-G-H-T makes me high in intelligence quotient,
    I drop facts (fax) like Hitachi, exfoliate rap and come cleaner than Jeru’s enema,
    When the secret within my esophagus, is discovered like Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus
    I got n**gas lookin’ for Webster’s like George Papadopolous

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Some nice metaphors in there… ‘So keep it short and sweet like Sherman Hemsley’… No idea whose song that is… Pretty hilarious though

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: yeah man Chino XL and Rass Kass song from 1996, they actually go kinda back and forth on it so it’s both guys. Chino does some of the most elaborate metaphors and punchlines, usually shizzing on famous people it’s good stuff. I like the Webster George Papadopolous line.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, bunch of funny lines… Chino should be writing for Razzball…And who knows, maybe he is!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: haha nah youre the Chino of Razzball!! Really tho in my opinion he is one of the most underrated rappers of all time and definitely the punchline master. Check out his first album from 96 ‘Here to save you all’. I know, this list of stuff you gotta check out is getting quite long. We will recap sometime…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I might need an offseason recap… I’m Chino!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Grey XL

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  XXL

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: HA

  137. Alan says:
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    In 11 team yahoo league, is mcgee benoit or perkins too much to give up for Baez. five keepers but competing this year. 7×7 obp/slg

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Baez, it’s not close

      • Alan says:
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        @Grey: How about Homer Bailey, is that enough to offer?

  138. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop Gio for Hughes? H2H, W, L and QS count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Idiot says:
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    I goofed up dropping marte for a streamer didn’t i

    He was my 5th of and odd man out in my roster. Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, what can do?

  140. MB says:
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    Hey Grey, need some pop down the stretch. Got some SP depth, cool to trade Kazmir for Byrd?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better, it’s okay if you have to

  141. Carnac says:
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    How was Particle Fever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’ve seen better docs on Netflix… The Restauranteur, which I also watched, wasn’t one of them though…

      • Carnac says:
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        Ahaha, gotcha. Saw the 1st episode of the new series The Knick over the weekend. It’s promising.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah? I tried to watch it but stupid Cinemax blocked it from Apple TV… I’ll have to watch on YouTube at some point…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Honorable Woman is great… Definitely should check it out…

  142. John says:
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    Keeper league deep rosters 12 team. Offered this trade. I dont mind it but basically i wouldnt be keeping any of these guys besides Kluber. Here are my OF now and to note we need actual LF RF and CF positions and we get 3 util. I am not in position to win this year the fella is. I get to keep up to 8 bats
    My OF
    Gomez—–keep
    Dickerson
    Buxton——-keep
    Yelich
    Alcantara
    Jupton
    Keepers Ive considered…Jupton Gomez Buxton Lindor Mesoraco Sano Wright Russell

    offered napoli, springer J Soler Buerhle
    for my Yelich britton kluber the way i look at it springer and Soler for kluber

    Would I even keep Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Springer

  143. John says:
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    Yelich or Morneau in 6×6 ops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morneau

  144. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    missed out on rymer do to sleeping in only one league. i still have vargas instead. but guy who grabbed rymer dropped alcantara, and this is in espn, so he has SS; wait a bit to see if alcantara starts doing better, or grab him over vargas or segura or scooter. currently i likely am keeping segura (or thought i was a few months ago anyway). scooter probably has least future value, but has done the best this year as well. alcantara could backup both segura and hill (or start over them).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Scooter

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah, this is 8 keeper 16 team league.

  145. goodfold2 says:
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    holy jesus, what did Guru do on that trip?! i’m sure we’re not gonna find out the real answers, unless we talk to somebody that was there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: hope he’s not in jail or really injured.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  146. Jon says:
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    Would you want any of these guys over Hammel ROS?

    Vogelsong, Eovaldi, Peavy, Colon, Shoemaker, Rubby, Hutchison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not ROS

  147. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Grey and Mike,
    Who would you rather own at 2B – Ackley or Wong? I own Ackley but Wong is available.

    It is a 12 Team H2H League.

    Many thanks gents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  148. bomb.com says:
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    would you drop alcantara or choo for soler in a keeper?

    also, would you deal hunter pence for polanco in a keeper if you dont factor in the rest of this year at all?

    • bomb.com says:
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      @bomb.com: sorry i meant Rymer not soler. but i guess whichever you think would be better. or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… I’d want Polanco…

  149. DomMattingly says:
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    Have Wong, Alcantara, Gyorko, Walker, and A Ramirez in SS/2B. Should I drop Walker for a healthy bat? I also have Rios limping around. Thoughts..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Mike and Grey,
    A Keeper question(s) for “you’s guys”:

    I am holding onto G. Polanco, K. Bryant and R. Liriano in our 12 Team H2H Keeper League with Holds and OPS. Our Keepers max out at the 12th Round. Do you see any of these guys worth holding onto for next year (ie. would they be worth a 12th Round or higher pick?)?

    Thanks much guys and great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, they could all be keepers… No problem…

  151. gg says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Picked up Goldy for $26 in a keeper $200 budget. he was drafted at $47. In the mix for playoffs and this would help, but at a great cost of cheap Goldy for 4-5 seasons.

    Would you do this deal?
    Goldy + Trumbo + Arencibia
    for
    Cespedes $20, Cobb $3 and Yan Gomes $2

    basically Gomes replacing Arencibia, Cespedes replacing Trumbo as OF4 and adding Cobb to the rotation. prob would only keep Cobb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it if it helps you win this year, Goldy for $26 isn’t that amazing

  152. DiRo says:
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    Fun read as always, Grey.

    I need some pitching help in my keeper league. Would you trade McCutchen for Grienke and one of the following Donaldson/Bautista /C.Gomez? I have Trout and Puig as my other keepers in the OF but only have King Felix as a legit SP keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, any of those three… Donaldson, Gomez, in that order

      • DiRo says:
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        @Grey: I an guessing you like Bautista the least after Gomez?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  153. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dynasty 14 team h2h. trying to move duda since i now have goldy/c.davis/belt and next year duda will only be 1B. stick with nothing or duda and hammel for ozuna, OR go with new offer of
    gillaspie for duda str up? i don’t really think gillaspie is gonna sustain this and couldn’t he lose his job to davidson anyway? he would be my backup to frazier if i took him. was able to snag liriano in this league last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  154. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Cutch hit the dl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Like I posted above it’s backdated to the 4th.
        Unfortunately I only have 1 DL spot in that league and it’s currently occupied by Tulo,so I guess Cutch has to continue to take up a spot until they either shut down Tulo or the playoffs start.

        Which leads to my question-would you drop Rutledge for Negron(SS eligible in Yahoo and 4 games at Coors) hold or go with Cozart(also 4 games at Coors) but I’m not sure why so many people suggested him today.

        Evert(gimpy and maybe going get licked in the Balco soon),Solarte also available.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rutledge

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey: So hold you mean?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • Hondo says:
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                @Grey: Thanks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Like I posted above it’s backdated to the 4th.
        Unfortunately I only have 1 DL spot in that league and it’s currently occupied by Tulo,so I guess Cutch has to continue to take up a spot until they either shut down Tulo or the playoffs start.

        Which leads to my question-would you drop Rutledge for Negron(SS eligible in Yahoo and 4 games at Coors) hold or go with Cozart(also 4 games at Coors) but I’m not sure why so many people suggested him today.

        Everth(gimpy and maybe going to get kicked in the Balco soon) and Solarte also available.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Hondo: Sorry about the double post,I tried to correct a typo after I hit the post button.

  155. AJ says:
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    Best pick up ROS Wily Peralta or Hellickson? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  156. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey
    Can I ask you a quick ethics question regarding fantasy? In your opinion, is it unethical if you bench your team in H2H in order to secure a better draft pick for the following year, the benching also allowed the 3rd place team to move into 2nd for the bye.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Teddy Heater: yes and on espn can get you banned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dick move, but not unethical

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: It’s against the tos of espn i guess you play with way more tolerant people than i cause he would have been voted out and replaced in a day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t play with anyone that would do that

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Thanks mang! Needed an impartial opinion.

  157. RollieBlaster says:
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    In a league with one DL spot I’m currently holding out hope of a late Tanaka return. Now I have Neil Walker hitting the DL as well. Would you continue to hold Walker and Tanaka or dump one of them for a potentially hot schmo Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Tanaka

  158. Game of Throws says:
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    August Grey – I’ve been collecting possible Keepers for next year in my 10 team h2h league. Not going to make the playoffs. So I’ve made some trades. Ended up with:

    Bryce Harper
    Freddie Freeman
    Jose Bautista
    Edwin Encarnacion
    Prince Fielder
    Jose Altuve

    Can keep three for my first 3 picks next year and up to next 3 years.

    I know it’s early but who would you look to keep? I’m sure i’ll ask January Grey too.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, Edwin, Altuve

  159. Hondo says:
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    Wow- Off topic,but Robin Williams killed himself? Bummer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very sad

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Hondo: yeah, asphyxia, but you can never tell whether it’s a hanging or Kane from kung fu/ bill/david carradine-style sex thing.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @SteveNZ: i don’t think there’s anything for us to figure out. he’s dead. public almost never really gets full details of these things. i still don’t know how D.F. Wallace killed himself.

  160. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    now PIT’s pulling the ‘let’s wait a week and half after injury to DL a guy” with walker too.

  161. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    now PIT’s pulling the ‘let’s wait a week and half after injury to DL a guy” with walker too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  162. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Willingham to the Royals any impact getting out of that cavern

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no possible way vargas loses playing time now. good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems doubtful in short term

  163. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    So 12 team 6v6 OPS – K/9, finished regular season in 3rd. Each team keeps 4 keepers at the end of the year, two week playoff match-ups start this week and I just moved Cargo for Kemp with the trade deadline approaching this Friday.

    I just called Cargo up and told him I’m done with all his bull and put all his BAGGAGE on the front stoop and told him to come grab his shit. Not keeping Kemp, but you play to win the game!

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Man you’re going to shun my comment, I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t read and thanked you for your advice, this one hurts…I feel like the kid who looks up to a player and when you meet him you realize he’s a total D…”sighs”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I commented back to you from my doctor’s appointment, but I guess it didn’t go through…

        • J-Money says:
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          @Grey: Its okay Grey, I’m only half serious. You’re awesome at what you do and don’t get enough credit for the time you put into this site, there isn’t another site or outlet that comes anywhere close. Am I emotional tonight? Whats going on? Regardless, respect G.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You need a pint of ice cream and some SATC reruns…

            • J-Money says:
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              @Grey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0SwS4CZKP8

              “I’m hanging by a thread, I’m reading don’t kill myself books.
              I thought you said the book wasn’t yours?
              Don’t worry about the book, it isn’t mine…but I glanced at it…”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha…Nice

  164. Fish & Friends says:
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    got offered melky for my hamels. Redraft H2h with ops/hits added and qs/k per 9 added as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… I’d prefer Hamels…

      • Fish & Friends says:
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        @Grey: that’s where i was leaning after losing Anibal and de Grom

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. goodfold2 says:
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    WTF! some kind of bad call, zombino’s can’t steal home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  166. SteveNZ says:
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    Yo! Giancarlo! Make mine a double!

    • Hondo says:
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      @SteveNZ: It’s only the 3rd,let’s get greedy!

      Go Gian the Giant!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i’m loving this, even though i streamed miller in one league. that’s not happening again. i have stanton in 2 dynasties, but nowhere else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. Hondo says:
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    Looks like Machado blew out his right knee. Luckily it’s not the one he hurt last year.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hondo: just traded him in dynasty like 6 days ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: He was at the plate,took a monster swing and dropped straight down in the batters box like he was shot.I watched the replay 3 or 4 times and couldn’t see what happened.It’s raining a little,maybe his cleat was full of mud and slipped a little.
        With Delmon being hot at DH, Davis was on the bench and will now suck at at 3B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, have to wait for more news, maybe it’s not as bad as it seems

  168. goodfold2 says:
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    rymer or zunino today at util? Tron don’t even have an opinion yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  169. Matt says:
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    In a keeper league, would you trade Polanco for Cargo and Benoit? I am trying to compete this season and can put Cargo on the DL and stream in Polanco’s spot until Cargo is back (and after he gets injured again!) I could use Benoit as well for the stretch run. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The CarGo who I say won’t come back this season in the post you’re commenting on?

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

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: plus i would bet (by ring count) that polanco is like 20 years younger.

  170. matt says:
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    Should I trade yordano ventura for Scott kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like apples for apples… Fine in a non-keeper

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @matt: if it helps you win this season I would

  171. jef with 1 f says:
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    Completely shaved or a treasure trail ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hairway to heaven

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Ha

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: thanks Mr. Knish

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s how Michael Mandown would’ve wanted it…

  172. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    concerning your “observations” (and shizz) like ‘freight so’ :
    are these things that you just discover / stumble upon as you
    travel through life , and use as they pop up ,
    or are these things that you bank , and file , for future use ??
    cust curious .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I email myself when a thought comes to me that might be useful at some point, have about 1200 emails addressed to myself… Freight so wasn’t one… It just came to me when I was writing CarGo this and CarGo that…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: you wouldn’t happen to have an email with the subject “Wet Tail” would ya

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…Nah, you’ve started a mini revolution though, people are calling him that in the comments and I’ve never mentioned it in a post…

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha ha..you haven’t mentioned it…….Yet

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Does seem inevitable

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @costaricanchata: good question..enquiring minds want to know

  173. Hondo says:
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    O’s announcers just said Machado preliminarily has a sprained knee.

    I have no fantasy investment but I’m still an O’s fan despite Peter Angelos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds like the best news possible…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Davis hit a bomb in his place,if he can heat up and hold the fort down,hopefully Manny will be back in time for the playoffs(real life).
        Yes,there IS real life baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Real baseball? Huh?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: one of the guys i traded machado for, yep c.davis.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

  174. Light Black says:
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    Yikes Verlander. Is this how it ends?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a month or so

  175. Ping pong says:
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    Injuries are crazy this week….

    Start hutch tonight?

    Is he back in the sadle.

    Son is not a fan

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  176. Snake hips says:
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    Catcher question!
    Wilson Ramos, Caleb Joseph, d’arnaud, Navarro, Norris, or zunino. Points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  177. costaricanchata says:
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    robin williams … coward’s way out ?
    or sparing loved one’s from enduring a long dragged-out suffering ??

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @costaricanchata: I’m shocked, Mrs. Countries is gone

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        Wow so Doubtfire auto correct is countries

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mrs. Countries was good too

        • J-FOH says:
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          @jef with 1 f: from above. We’re experimenting with razzball IDP leagues. You down for that?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @costaricanchata: Neither? Just a guy at the very depths of despair I’d reckon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like mental anguish got the best of him…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        back in “the day” ,
        always figured jonathon winters to go that “route” .
        in many ways , williams reminded me of him .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I admired both…Used to love Winters…

  178. Junior Ortiz says:
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    Keeper for next year: Jose Abreu (round 11 of 12-team OBP) or Goldy (round 7)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • Junior Ortiz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! If I can swing both (!), would Braun (20) or Harper (14) be better?

        And, seriously — thanks for such an awesome website.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem… Braun for this year…

  179. Nightpandas says:
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    Like Raffi Montero for his second time up? Got an empty spot….him or Tears for Fiers. (QS league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  180. J-FOH says:
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    Familia gives up a run. Makes me wonder if Vic black gets a shot too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You hinting that I need to grab him? He hasn’t been very good either and Familia has for the most part…Yet, I might grab him… I’m desperate, yo

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: He had 7 straight scoreless outings with only 2 walks before giving up 2 ER’s the other day. But they say Mejia is due back tomorrow.

  181. Randy says:
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    Hey grey , would you consider benching Bryce Harper this week? If I did bench Harper I could start Bruce or springer who may come off the DL soon. Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Bruce

  182. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Miggy’s getting a nickname.

    Online dating.

    Singles only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, for what? The last couple of games? He has a nickname, Swiggy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, pretty sure Miggy was already a nickname. Swiggy is better, but can’t use it with some people, they don’t know who you are talking about.

  183. Kid A says:
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    Domingo Santana really turning the strikeout into an art form. 0/17 with 14 Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure if you got my email, but really appreciate the package, um, that you sent… Thanking you kindly…

  184. Corey says:
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    How likely is a DL stint for Verlander? Going for an MRI tomorrow. What are the odds of the report being, “MRI comes back clean, Verlander expected to make next start on Saturday.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You shouldn’t own him anyway

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: Copy that

  185. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Looks like I’m going to lose Everth. Do I lose him tonight for Rollins or Alcides or wait for the MRI results even though I won’t know anything until tomorrow and probably won’t have a SS for tomorrow’s games?

    2) Mauer or Zunino at catcher?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: add Ramos to the catcher question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins…Mauer

  186. goodfold2 says:
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    and so much for holding hutchison in 16 team league. back to streaming there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    Solarte Party!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  188. Jay says:
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    You like Latos bailey or Cobb ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  189. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    damn, 9 of last 11 COL at bats were k’s.

  190. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    shallow league, drop mejia for any of famila/petricka/feliz? have a bunch of other closers too, in rondon/kenley/mejia/qualls/perkins.

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