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Seriously, I’ve been on a bad streak on these.  I’m giving you that fair warning.  It seems no matter what research I do – and yes I do research – flies back in my face like I just spit out the car window.  Chris Colabello?  Awful.  Dustin Ackley?  Egads.  Michael Morse?  There are baby diapers out there that were stuffed full of more stats then he was.  It’s such a tough stretch of year to not only nail down playing time but to also performance.  But one thing I thought I could nail down?  You guys knowing who the current starting first baseman was for the Saint Louis Cardinals.  This feels cheaper than a date with Jaywrong, but I just have to point out the 14.8% owned Matt Adams and how he should be able to assist you in week 25 of your 2013 Fantasy Baseball season path to dominance (or futility, if that applies)…

So, we’ve talked about Matt Adams quite extensively here and there over the course of the year on Razzball.  Grey started us off quite nicely with his Matt Adams Fantasy way back in November of 2012.  You know, back when you still had hair and weren’t binge drinking after starting James Shields against Detroit.  Way back then, Grey described him as a ‘zaftig’ type of player.  *Looks up zaftig*.  Hrm, I’m beginning to think that doesn’t mean what YOU think it means, Grey…nevertheless, he pointed out that Adams main contender for playing time was Allen Craig who’s related to Jenny Craig and someone Matt should really give a call.  But that’s not the point, the main point is Craig really has been Mr. Glass his entire career and his latest foot issues have led to a chance for Matt to produce and his schedule for week 25 is about as good as you’d like it to be.  He starts his week off in Colorado for 4 games…do I really need to tell you any more?  Ok, well how about Colorado has the 8th worst team ERA in MLB.  Better?  Good!  It hasn’t exactly been a pitching clinic by those Rockies this year for sure.  But you wanna know another team that’s struggled almost as much?  That would be the Milwaukee Brewers, the team he rounds the week out against.  The plus there is they’ve given up the 4th most HRs at home this season and – not surprisingly – have the 5th worst home ERA to go along with it.  If there’s ever a week to pick up Matt and hope he goes full on Wolverine, this week should be the one.  So go out there and move that 14.8% owned up to 15% and make me happy.  Because as we all know, this is really about me.

  1. gareth says:
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    I was gonna add him last night, but saw he wasn’t even playing, even with craig out. he pinch hit. Woop de fricken doo. Part time fat man in st louis. I’ve had one pitch every 5th day for me this season. Didn’t go so well.

    For next week, I was considering sitting sal Perez, Bonifacio and seager for gattis, a-rod and adams.

    crazy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @gareth: Not crazy. Go for it.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth:@gareth: that was his one day off out of like 9 since craig went down. So if 8/9th or 9/10th of the time is “part time player” you got it right. who needs 3 homers and 11 runs + rbi’s in last 21 at bats going into today?

  2. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Of course Chris Colabello was going to suck. He was only good that one week because he was in my Razzball lineup. It was just like that week where Chris Nelson hit two home runs in one game. I added these pieces of crap to my bizarro team and they played like Hall of Famers. These two humps have allowed Jay Wrong to pass me in the standings.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Sky: Adams has not been on any of my teams this year. He is safe for people to use.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha sweet!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: hey sky, adams was great last week and has 2 hits in 2 at bats today. So now you don’t want us picking him up?

  3. Duel Time says:
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    Is it crazy to stream Helton this week over ARoid at my Utility spot? With news of Helton retiring at the end of the season, plus he is at home for 7 games this week with 6 against righties. Am I feeling to sentimental, or can we see a big farewell week from the Toddfather?

  4. Duel Time says:
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    Do you like some Elliot Johnson? Has been playing everyday and stealing some bags. Sneaky pickup if you need speed? He is also eligible at 2nd, SS, 3rd and OF….

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Duel Time: Depends who you’re dropping him for. He’s pretty meh but if you need steals and have roster space, sure.

  5. Blue says:
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    Adams or Middlebrooks?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Blue: Adams

  6. KCC26 says:
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    Heyyyy… Looking for some last minute advice for h2h sit/start:

    Trying to hold onto a 7-5 lead (6×6 categories, OPS and QS are extra ones)

    I have every pitching category wrapped up but WHIP which I’m leading 1.11 to 1.13. I’m leading ERA 2.52 to 3.38. He only has Randall Delgado remaining against the Rockies away from coors.. I have scherzer vs KC and price vs. Minnesota. Do I sit my pitchers?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KCC26: Doesn’t look likely he’ll take ERA, might take WHIP. Probably have to roll with your pitchers.

  7. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    Nice. I added Adams last night. I dropped Arenado, Dozier, Carter and added Adams, Villar, Calhoun. Gotta ride the hot schmotato in H2H playoffs.

    I was wondering about Dom Brown though. Is he a better add over any of those 3?
    12 team H2H 5×5 Y! Pro-100
    Perez, AuSchizz, Boni, Longo, Reyes, Dread Pirate, Pence, Calhoun, Villar, Adams

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d add him over Calhoun

  8. Randy Dingus says:
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    Need QS. Which two sit this week?

    Griffin – LAA, MIN
    Haren – ATL, MIA
    ‘Kuma – @DET
    Latos – @PIT
    Perez – @KC
    Wheeler – SF
    Lackey – BAL
    Santana – TX

    Please & thank you.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Kuma/Santana

  9. Jack says:
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    Cueto is starting tomorrow @HOU(Bedard). He’s on a pitch count. Do you think he’ll get enough pitches to qualify for a W and not kill my rates?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t start guys coming off injury

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

    Yusmerio petit
    AJ Griffin
    Mike leake.

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

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @RudyCorrales: Didn’t seem to post the first time but I say Griffin.

  11. troy says:
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    could you see yourself dropping starling marte for someone like corey dickerson semi finals of playoffs and dickerson has righties at colorado all week long.. thank you

    • troy says:
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      @troy: between marte pagan and eric young but like the speed of pagan and young, especially young so guess leaning towards pagan and marte. thanks again.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @troy: I’m confused about your question. You’re dropping Marte for Dickerson? Or are you asking to drop him for those other two?

        • troy says:
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          @Sky: im sorry, i would like to add dickerson i have marte and pagan who im willing to drop who would you drop of the 2. I dont really know when marte is going to play again feel like he maybe wasting space.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Gotcha. Yeah, that’s fine you can drop Marte

            • troy says:
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              @Sky: cool ty sir appreciate it

  12. Alex says:
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    Start Howie Kendrick over brandon moss this week?

  13. raph says:
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    Would you start Hyun-Jin Ryu @ ARI? Arizona has had his number all year, and Ryu is awful on teh road, and he seems to have hit a wall as of late. Too risky for a PLAYOFF match up? thanks.

  14. Frank White says:
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    Hey bud u around right now?

  15. papajeansegura says:
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    Adams was a key pickup. Need this weeks creeper for the championship!

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