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This late in the year, Big Head Bochy minus his monsters goes and has to be all “I am changing it back to the way it used to be when all was being drafted and confidence in February Grey was at an all-time high.”  So the news that Santiago Casilla will now be in a co-starring role this late in the season just sucks for all parties involved.  Sergio Romo gets back into the fray as the closer situation is all muddled now in the city by the bay. Whoa, whoa, whoa-o.  Even Steve Perry hates this idea. Don’t believe me? Go ask him, as he seems like he’s over Sheila and prolly all good in the wits department.  Now I can see if Casilla was pitching awfully, which he wasn’t… well not completely, but come on Bruce.  You can’t do this and actually sleep at night knowing you torture fantasy line-ups the way you do, and I for one am writing a letter. No, an email, screw that a petition!  You hear that Bruce? A petition… so get yourself ready, I may even sue you. Smokey smash. So if you saw the writing on the wall from this, you already had Romo stashed. Let’s see what the jumbled up rankings look like with the injuries, demotions, and the rigmarole that is involved in the Saves of Thrones.

  • The Padres have started the youth bullpen movement in calling up R.J. Alvarez.  Next year, or the year or the year after that, Alvarez and Jonny Barbato will be duking it out for the 10-15 save chances the Padres actual garner over the year.
  • The Oakland bullpen is about as straight forward as directions for the Lego aircraft carrier. Eric O’Flaherty has gotten the early nod, but I can tell you this they are anxiously waiting for what to Doolittle to come back. Gregerson is the cuff to the cuff if that makes sense.
  • Jonathan Broxton’s trade to the Brew-hahas solidifies the back of their overworked bullpen. He immediately supplants the jiggy one Will Smith and gives them a nice veteran presence for the playoff stretch run.

 

Marry

What’s better than having the comfort of having a great stand-by at home? Nothing. It helps you, it lives for you and gosh darn’it, you can do with it as you please, under the jurisdictions of the law. It’s got a nice pre-kids body and a penchant for baking. So we have the roster stalwarts that you want to have and hold for this season forward.

1. Craig Kimbrel – (Jordan WaldenDavid CarpenterJames Russell)

2. Greg Holland – (Wade DavisKelvin HerreraAaron Crow)

3. Kenley Jansen – (Brian WilsonJ.P. Howell)

4. Aroldis Chapman – ( J.J. Hoover)

5. David Robertson – (Dellin BetancesAdam WarrenShawn Kelley)

6. Huston Street – (Joe SmithKevin Jepsen)

7. Glen Perkins – (Casey FienJared Burton)

8. Koji Uehara – (Junichi TazawaEdward Mujica)

9. Trevor Rosenthal – (Pat NeshekCarlos Martinez, Kevin Siegrist)

 

F#ck

These guys are fun, and maybe some day you’ll want to marry them, but right now they have their flaws and you’re not sure if you wanna take them home to mom. So you give them the special booty-call ring designation on your phone, and you get everything that marriage can’t give you. Stats are the important thing here, and lots of them, no obligations. No alimony attached, just straight unadulterated stats.

 

10. Francisco Rodriguez – (Jonathan BroxtonWill SmithBrandon Kintzler)

11. Fernando Rodney – (Yoervis MedinaDanny FarquharCharlie Furbush)

12. Steve Cishek – (Mike DunnA.J. RamosBryan Morris)

13. Rafael Soriano – (Tyler ClippardDrew Storen)

14. Zach Britton – (Darren O’Day, Andrew Miller)

15. Cody Allen – (Bryan ShawMarc Rzepczynski)

16. Mark Melancon – (Tony WatsonJustin WilsonJohn Axford)

17. Jonathan Papelbon – (Ken GilesAntonio BastardoJake Diekman)

18. Jake McGee –  (Brad BoxbergerJoel Peralta)

19. Casey Janssen – (Aaron LoupDustin McGowanBrett Cecil)

20. Addison Reed – (Brad ZieglerMatt Stites)

21. Hector Rondon – (Pedro StropJustin Grimm)

22. Chad Qualls – (Josh FieldsJose VerasTony Sipp)

23. Joe Nathan -  (Joba ChamberlainAl AlburquerqueJim Johnson)

24. Joaquin Benoit – (Kevin Quackenbush, R.J. Alvarez Nick Vincent )

 

 

Kill

Should be self-explanatory. There is no comfort in this grouping, along with the fear of looking suspicious when buying a new shovel and some lyme when all that you wanna do is plant a new butterfly bush. The jib? The newly injured replacements are here or just they’re just the unproven. All should be laid to rest, unless desperation or injury becomes you. Don’t get comfy, death or stat-suicide may be closer than it appears.

25. Santiago Casilla / Sergio Romo  (Jeremy Affeldt, Jean Machi)

26. LaTroy Hawkins – (Rex BrothersAdam Ottavino)

27. Jenrry Mejia – (Jeurys FamiliaJosh Edgin, Carlos Torres)

28. Neftali Feliz – (Neal CottsSteve Tolleson, Roman Mendez)

29. Eric O’Flaherty – (Luke GregersonRyan Cook, Sean Doolittle – DL)

30. Jake Petricka  – (Ronald BelisarioMatt LindstromDaniel Webb)

  1. Jack says:
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    I got a 1st round bye in my playoffs. My first match is next week. Trying to tweak to get prepared. Should I drop Benoit for Quackenbush right now since Benoit won’t be back until at least 1/2 way through my first match? I figure there’s a 50% chance that I can’t get Benoit back if he comes back. If that happens, I’d be stuck with Feliz.

    Thoughts?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Jack: tough call. I can see Benoit coming back but part of me sees him being shut down for the year. I would gamble and add quackenbush. What are u really losing gaining 4-5 saves for rest of year

  2. papasmurf says:
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    Although SF is supposed to have a committee, recent usage suggests Casilla is still numero uno.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @papasmurf: yea bochy sucks. It’s all words right now until we actually see Romo or Affeldt in for a save chance just awkward time of the year.

  3. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Smokey should I drop any of these pitchers for Kennedy, Wacha, Arrieta, P Hughes, Mchugh or Kazmir or stick with what I got? 10 team redraft h2h categories league. Adds limit so I cant stream much…

    My staff: Max, Odorizzi, Minor, Wheeler, Fiers

    • Smokey

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      @Wacha Wacha: ehh mostly stream only guys wacha will be on a pitch count for 2 starts. Kennedy has only one home start left. Kaz has crapped the bed lately and the only guy I could see possibly adding is Hughes but he prolly faces the Tigers twice.

  4. Donald Trump says:
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    Uehara looks done to me.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Donald Trump: yea he is definitely coasting. So are the sawx

  5. dirtyd says:
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    Whats the deal with Sanchez getting 2 saves in the past week? Is he better to own than Casey Janssen at this point?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @dirtyd: janssen has looked lost recently and is a free agent at years end so he isn’t helping himself at all. Sanchez is prolly a good guy to own right now as they wanna see what he has for next year.

  6. Tim Whatley says:
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    Good stuff Smokey

    Question: Doolittle is out there on waivers…Do you think I should grab him now expecting him to be back in a week? He hasn’t pitched yet other than a long toss but is reporting no pain.

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Tim Whatley: if you have the roster spot def. A’s are going to need him down the stretch.

  7. Milk Toast says:
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    This “Marry, Fuck, Kill” theme is incredibly offensive.

    -A Former Reader

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Milk Toast: you guys could start a union. or at least a bridge game.

  8. Five-On-One says:
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    Sanchez or Qualls for saves?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Sanchez, Janssen’s comments today pretty much said it all.

  9. Harry says:
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    Would you drop Benoit for Sanchez at this point? or should I still stick it out with Benoit. I have Chapman, Allen, McGee and Casilla still.. but rather keep the SVs out of the FA bucket for the other guys, esp in the playoffs coming up next week.. thoughts?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Harry: yes

  10. Corey says:
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    Hey Smokey. Koji’s done. Need a new closer. Shallow head to head league, we all have all-star teams. Need max saves in a week with fewest heart attacks. Should I go with the tried and tested yet vomit-inducing 36 save man Addison Reed or the hot schmotato of closers Jennry Mejia?

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Corey: i would try to get both in ur lineup if possible

  11. And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    any of grimm/putnam over cotts in 20 team dynasty with holds/K per 9/ RW? none of these will be kept for next year (NA and DL’ed guys, along with most hitters, and SP, will make some RP slots open post draft, including maybe not being able to keep 2 or 3 of Giles/Walden/Soria. will be keeping melancon/K-Rob for sure)

  12. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Any reason you have Rondon below Casey Janssen? Reason I ask is Rondon has lower ERA, more saves and higher k/9.

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