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The Denver Homerlette is like the Slam & Legs, except it’s 2 HRs, while Tulo and CarGo hold their legs.  As most of you know, Rudy writes the title for most of these.  Currently, Rudy and I are in a tough battle for 1st place in our RCL and he owns Corey Dickerson, so I thought I’d share with you the first few titles Rudy suggested, “Dickerson Poops On Grey, But Of Coors” and “Suck My Dickerson.”  Stay classy, Rudy!  Since Rudy won’t or can’t toot his own horn, I will for him.  Hmm, that sounds weird.  Maybe if he could’ve tooted his own horn, his wife wouldn’t be spitting out kids like they were sunflower seeds.  In February, Rudy released his rankings, and he had Dickerson at 102 overall.  I don’t think I saw Dickerson within 100 spots of that anywhere.  I was one of the other few people who even ranked him, and I didn’t have him within 150 of that.  Yesterday, Dickerson hit two bombs, raising his season total to 22.  In addition, he has a .311 batting average to go with 8 steals.  Right now, he’s top 60 overall on our Player Rater and near the top 15 for outfielders.  That’s after Walt Weiss played with his ding-a-ling for a month, platooning him.  That ranking won’t be far from where he’s ranked for 2015 either.  Everywhere he’s played he’s shown solid power, average and some speed, then throw Coors into the equation and he could be a top 30 bat overall in 2015.  Yup, I kinda love him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael McKenry – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer.  That also marks the 6th time from the bench that Wilin Rosario tried to blow a bubble, dropped his gum and called the two-second rule.  Good year, Wilin!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Someone set up a 2015 draft so I can draft Arenado already.  I’m fiending like Carnie Wilson in an Entenmann’s factory!

Gregor Blanco – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  I goofed by dropping him on Sunday before he went into Coors.  I can see that now, Gods of Hindsight.  Thanks for pointing it out.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4.  Looks like owners who picked Panik up subconsciously while dealing with sudden anxiety have been doing well — over .400 in the last week.  He does seem capable of a decent enough average, but he is completely bereft of power and speed, assuming I’m using the word bereft correctly.

Starlin Castro – Out for the year with a high ankle sprain.  Whoever suggested he play wearing high heels should be fired immediately.

Ryan Braun – Away from the club for the birth of his first child.  Finding the baby room should be as easy as finding Braun, just follow the PED(iatrics).

Matt Garza – 3 IP, 6 ER in his first start back from the DL.  I still like the Brewers in a short series in the playoffs (if they start the game in the 7th inning).

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Probably is getting hot.  What makes your Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it) say that?  Cause I dropped him.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 2.02.  His K-rate is under 5 and he goes to Toronto next.  Do you even have to ask what I think?  Okay, I kinda just said what I thought by saying do you even to ask what I think, but you hear– read me, right?

Chris Valaika – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  So, it wasn’t Rizzo at all, it was 1st base!  He’s okay for NL-Only leagues where you just need a starter, but if you pick him up in mixed leagues, I’ll give you The Valaika.  You don’t want my Valaika.  My nostrils flare and my eyes pierce.

Jason Vargas – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.14, and no one owns him.  This start was against the RAAAngers, but, I mean, 3.14 ERA on the year.  Yet, no ownership.

Alex Gordon – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Stay hot for three more weeks and I’ll be your best friend.  I don’t care if you want me as a friend.  I. Will. Be. Your. Best. Friend.  End of story.

Dustin Pedroia – Could return this weekend from his concussion.  Red Sox thought he’d be out longer, but he keeps chewing throwing the cone around his head and ruining the clubhouse furniture.  Don’t ever count out a Sparky Anklebiter.  Though, wouldn’t count on him for much, since he wasn’t doing much all year prior to this.

Daniel Nava – 2-for-4 after going 2-for-3 with a homer the night before.  Could be a slight schmotato, definitely worth watching like a cyclops with a monocle.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Watching the Yanks vs. the Red Sawx with all of their lifeless bats and past-their-prime players (mostly on the Yankees), I tried to think about who would care about this game now.  Ya know, besides ESPN.  I envisioned an aging guido sitting in his IROC tuned into the game.  Basically, The Situation.

Brian McCann – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Yes, we McCann!  Hey, whatever happened to Obama?  Heard a lot from him before he was elected, haven’t heard much since.  Hope he had a soft landing after the election.  *intern whispers in my ear*  Hmm, turns out he’s the president.  Whaddya know, good for him!

Jon Lester – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.54.  I’m gonna have, like, twenty top ten pitchers next year.  Lester may get the shaft, which is not to say Hollywood won’t have a place for him after he stars in blaxploitation films, but there’s only so many spots, and I want to rank Corey Kluber three times in the first seven spots.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  “Hey, this is Michael Lewis, and I have my next book idea…Donkeyball!  No, it’s not set in Tijuana.”

Stephen Vogt – Left yesterday’s game with a sprained left ankle.  Vogting gterrible news.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4 and his 22nd homer, his 2nd homer in as many games.  In this game, Corey Hart (1-for-4) also homered.  Last time, Seager and Corey Hart had that many hits in one day, they were both wearing acid washed jeans.

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.18.  “Okay, but how many wins does he have?”  Oh, Murray Chass.

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Now has three homers in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

John Danks – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Gavin Floyd wrote on Danks’s Facebook page, “I want to dislike your start last night so bad.  Miss you.”

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  You need an armys of mens to hold back Kennys.

Eduardo Nunez – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, two singles, a double and a triple.  A Juan Pierre cycle!

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .316 and has 7 homers and 13 steals in only 81 games.  Easy math alert!  He’s a 14 homer, 26 steal guy over the course of a season.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer and 2nd day in a row with a homer.  Member when you wanted to drop him in April?  What’s that?  You dropped him for two months, grabbed Mesoraco then dropped him for Santana again?  Well, la di da.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  Seemed to go ice cold there for about a week, but the week before that he was a tasty hot schmotato.  Would definitely look at him again, if you’re hurting at MI.

Danny Salazar – 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  This gives you an indication of what he’s capable of, but you can’t trust him yet no matter what he does.  He could have a 5 IP, 5 ER game or a 7 IP, 0 ER game and it has no bearing on his next game.  Speaking of bearing…

Justin Verlander – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.80.  Was hard to watch him yesterday.  Not because he continues to pitch poorly, but because I couldn’t help picturing him doing a selfie with Prince Fielder from the ESPN Noodes issue.

Aaron Sanchez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  Well, that wasn’t a “multiple inning save” like coach claimed he would be used in.  Zoinks!  I own him everywhere I need saves.  As I keep saying, Janssen is not being re-signed by the Jays and they are looking at other options.  Sanchez is that option right now.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5 and two steals (25, 26).  Is it a contract year already for him?

Adam Lind – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .317 with 4 homers on the year.  Fo’serious, what happened to his power?  He’s hitting well, has played a decent amount.  Did Dwayne Murphy use his toothbrush to clean a toilet and now Lind’s holding a silent protest?

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  As his ERA shows, it hasn’t been all peaches and cream for him this year, but I could see February Grey being most excited about Stroman out of all the sexy second year starters.

Dioner Navarro – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I always want to pronounce Dioner similarly to Eeyore.  Speaking of which, is the Lil Wayne song, A Milli, about the Pooh author?  Hmm, probably.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer.  Edwin, want a homer?  Edwin, want a homer?

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.60.  A forgettable start for him.  Who?  Exactly.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Look what happens when you elevate the ball?  See that?  As Jeff Francoeur would say, voila!

Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, and was done in by poor defense.  Cashner said after the game, “You people can’t hit, at least you can frickin’ field!”

Josh Collmenter – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Padres.  You need to know more?  Okay, and it was in Petco.  Well, dur.

Collin McHugh – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 2.89.  Lucky, you never picked him up.  Whew!

Chris Carter – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 34th and 35th homer.  Hurry K’d Carter was falsely tried, the crime was ‘he strikes out too much’ guess who testified?  Albright and you and we both baldly lied and the newspapers they all went along for the ride!  How can the life of such a man be in the palm of some fool’s hand?  Hey, c’mon.  To see him, obviously the pitch was framed, couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where fantasy baseball is a game!

Justin Upton – Sat out yesterday with a sore triceps.  Wasn’t that a character in Jurassic Park?

B.J. Upton – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer as he bats .207.  He must have been feeling inadequate this whole time with Justin around, so as soon as Justin was out of the lineup he did well.  Some would say a B.J. filled with insecurity is better than no B.J. at all.

Christian Bethancourt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  Bethancourt is a sneaky NL-Only stash since he’s the likely successor when the Braves trade Gattis this winter.  Bethancourt’s most known for his defense and chatting up Seth Smith.  From his minor league numbers, he looks like a Yadier Molina/Miguel Olivo love child.  So a guy that eats a lot of ears?  Not exactly.  More like 10 HRs, 8 SBs with a poor OBP.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 3.61.  Ervin’s looked savvier.  Like when he opened a Burger King franchise right next to a 24-Hour Fitness.

Grady Sizemore – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer on the Phils, and 5th overall.  Take your March self, who thought Sizemore could return to elite territory, behind a woodshed and have a word with him.

Ben Revere – 3-for-5, 2 runs, has four straight games with multiple hits and three steals in that time.  What a trip he’s been on lately.  I mean the mind-altering visions he gets when he watches the Nats.

Josh Beckett – Likely out for the season.  Backdate this to 2012.

Carlos Frias – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Shouldn’t Frias pitch for the Padres?  Where’s the justice?!  In the courts?  Leave me alone, Random Italicized Voice.  Whoa, Ms. Snippy and Mr. Mean had a baby today.  Frias has knocked around the minor leagues since 2008 with middling results, and isn’t guaranteed another start, so there’s that.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4 as he started another game; this time pushing Kemp to the bench.  Hey, if you have room on your roster to shuffle Pederson in and out, go for it, but he is still a 4th outfielder for now.

Justin Turner – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Has been hitting over .400 in the last week, but hasn’t been playing full-time, so if it’s deep league and you can shuffle him in and out, Turner, Turner, Turner.  This is the season for Turner, Turner, Turner.  To everything, Turner, Turner, Turner.  Or so says Marlon Byrd’s band.

Carl Crawford – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  His homer sent it into triple-double overtime.  They could’ve used Reggie Miller for Winning Time.  Speaking of which (not really, ignore bad segue), our fantasy basketball leagues are now signing up.  Go there, and do that.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 20th homer as he entered the game as a pinch hitter.  Since he didn’t start, I’ll say it for you — sonavabench!

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer (5th on Nats).  You know who was a great Asdrubal’er?  Reggie Miller!  Oh, wait, I already did the awkward segue bit.

Rafael Soriano – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 6th blown save as he continues to give up runs in just about every appearance.  That doesn’t seem to bother Matt Williams or he’s asleep under his Oakleys.  Either way, or eyethurr way if Chingy is reading, I grabbed Drew Storen just in case.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  I streamed him for this game, and dropped him before the game even started.  I could see going back to him though, per the Stream-o-Nator.  By the by, in this game, deGrom went against Koehler and Nieuwenhuis homered, sparking Elias Sports Bureau to claim this was the first game to star three items you can buy at Ikea.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-5.  Still crazy hot, but I guess you don’t like hot.  That’s too bad, that’s what wins championships.  Fear of success?  I’m sad for you.  Here, crying emoji for you.

Matt den Dekker – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Elias Sports Bureau might want to also consider a den Dekker in their Ikea items.  Isn’t that one of their couches?  As with most Mets hitters right now, den Dekker is also hot, hitting near-.350 in the last week with two steals.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4 and his 36th homer.  Zero more to go!

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 3.74.  He continues to be a decent flyer for NL-Only leagues and very deep mixed leagues, but not someone I’d go anywhere near in mixed leagues, and not simply because his family manufactures toilets.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Looks like I might’ve pulled the plug on Davis too soon when I said to drop him last Friday.  Make that I pulled the plug way too late, he should’ve been dropped in March, but if you had him this long, it looks like he’s finally showing signs.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  If he gets to 20 homers, it could make him a sleeper du jour next year, then I’d have to Stevie Wonder him and turn a blind eye.  Slow your roll, Schoop.

Miguel Gonzalez – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.38.  Three years now that he’s kept his ERA in the mid-3’s, and three years now that he’s bounced to and fro on waivers in most mixed leagues.  He’s owned in only 2% of RCL leagues and his ERA is 3.38.  I sorta understand it too.  His Ks are yawnstipating, his division is scary and every time you go to pick him up, you see about twelve Gonzalezes and forget which one you want.

Edinson Volquez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.31.  Some pitchers with a worse ERA than Edinson:  Kazmir, Shields, Strasburg, Jered Weaver, well, shoot, a ton of guys since Edinson has the 33rd best ERA in baseball for qualifying pitchers.  Ray Searage is real and he’s beautiful.

Shelby Miller – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.00.  Has now put up three straight Quality Starts, but at this time of the year it’s all about who he’s going against next.  So, who  is he, Stream-o-Nator?  Oh, don’t love that matchup.

Jon Jay – 2-for-3.  Have mentioned how he’s hitting near-.370 since the All-Star break twenty times, so you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t want to drop my pants to count to 21.

From Around The Web

  1. Just Make Pitch says:
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    Which one of the following to go with for a UTIL spot for rest of season? Blackmon, Vargas, Betts, Alcantara, Crawford, or Ackley?

    • timmyk93 says:
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      Kennys

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: @Ante GALIC: Oops, Internet Overlord caught me off mid-stride! Cabrera showing the glove and bat!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Not sure what I’m looking at

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    I’m really off today. The wrong link, incorrect grammar/syntax. I must be adversely affected by my middle eastern environment.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  3. Los locos says:
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    Grey on next season machado or Arenado on 10 team keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Los locos: Arenado if it’s wonderful you want

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey:
        Is Arenado potentially a top 60 player next year?

        I’m in a ten team keeper league where we keep 6, and I’m leaning towards dropping Tulo outright after the year and keeping Dickerson and Arenado along with:

        Cargomez, Stanton, and then some combo of:

        Kluber
        Teheran
        Brantley
        Carter
        Baez
        Gray

        If I was locking down my team for next year I’d probably have Tulo on it still. We’ll see by next year. Maybe Tulo will “feel better than ever” going into the spring and then I’ll know for sure, to dump his ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, he is… Sounds fine to lose Tulo for them…

  4. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was considered an aphrodisiac

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: It still is in my house

    • @JeF With 1 F: I thought chicken soup was to help you get well..So in the middle ages they were healthy & horny..

  5. Slim

    Slim says:
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    I’m sure I’m showing my age here but I can’t help but to sing a little Salt-N-Pepa when I get excited by a middle infielder.

    “I like what you do when you do what you do
    You make me wanna Schoop.

    Schoop Schoop Ba-Doop.
    Schoop Ba-Doop
    Schoop Ba-Doop, Ba-Doop, Ba-Doop”

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Slim: nice but just sounds weird when you pronounce it correctly. More like a bad breath commercial

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slim: Ha, nice

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve:
      …the baseball. As I apparently just killed my keyboard.

      anyhoo.

      but after about the 200AB mark, he regresses significantly. BABIP drops nearly a full 100 points. SLG drops significantly too. Now this could just be developmental and small sample size as he’s only had 200+ AB in A+ and AA. But still something to keep an eye on next year.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve: Interesting

  6. Mello Yello says:
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    Dropped Neftali for Aaron Sanchez…I’m already feeling relieved

  7. goodfold2 says:
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    with Nuno getting moved from today @ SD to tomorrow @ LAD is he still the best stream out of
    santiago @ MIN (MIN hot now for a while, but so is hector)
    worley @ CUBS
    doktor house vs WSOX
    bauer vs DET
    cosart vs ATL

  8. I had Danny Salazar(save some for next week would ya) on my H2H (BYE WEEK) team get me 47 last night!

    47 useless, worthless points..

    I am gonna ride Salazar, Ventura, Friers, & even Shelby Miller, all the way to the championship, while Justin Upton, errr, Verlander ROTS on my bench..

  9. Natty Boh says:
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    I can’t wait to see where January Grey ranks Stanton. Top 5? HRs, solid average, and throw in 10 steals. Guy is an injury risk though.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Natty Boh: For me Stanton is second only to Trout

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Natty Boh: man, stanton is everything you could want in a boyfri….uhhh….i mean baseball player

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @nick the dick: I’m getting all crazy for Corey Dickerson that way and i got him as a throw in in a trade i made early in the season. Stanton is a beast though and definitely top 5 now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natty Boh: He’s still crazy young, we could see a 50 homer season, or a few of them

  10. papasmurf says:
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    Loved the MGone matchup vs. CIN and streamed him. Could not have gone better!

    He’s really snuck under the radar. Been in a groove lately and plays for a strong team. Definitely worth streaming over some of the big-name SPs.

    But I balanced out the good move by chickening out and sitting McWho vs. ANA… Hope it doesn’t come back and bite me in the ass.

    Otherwise it would have truly been a smurftastic day.

    Oh yeah Dickerson is a keeper for me. Lately he hasn’t done much on the road (nor have the Rockies) but when back at Coors, he is Larry Walker light.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Nice! Yeah, Dickerson doesn’t have huge road splits, could be a good one for a few years…

  11. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Finished regular season and 1st place and have a bye this week. Rizzo is apparently down for the year and I need a 1B. Would you rather have Steve Pearce, Adam Dunn or LaRoche ROS? I just need 2 weeks out of them. Also, Miguel Gonzales or Salazaar over Odorizzi or Fiers?

    12 Team daily Yahoo h2h. 5 moves a week.
    R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG
    W, L, CG, SHO, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS

    C: Yan Gomes
    1B: Anthony Rizzo
    2B: Jose Altuve
    SS: Jose Reyes
    3B: Miguel Cabrera (K)
    OF: Justin Upton (K)
    OF: Jorge Soler
    OF: Ryan Braun
    UTIL: Starling Marte

    SP: Zack Greinke (K)
    SP: Stephen Strasburg (K)
    SP: Max Scherzer
    SP: Jake Arietta
    SP: Mike Fiers
    SP: Jake Odorizzi
    SP: Matt Shoemaker
    RP: Houston Street
    RP: Casey Janssen
    RP: Aaron Sanchez
    RP: Santiago Casilla

    • Metalgod says:
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      @TheShelbySensation: don’t forget to check 3B options and slide miggy to 1B unless they aren’t viable

      • TheShelbySensation says:
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        @Metalgod:
        3B wire options: Schoop, Turner, Chisenhall, Coglhan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheShelbySensation: Miguel Gonzalez and Salazaar over Odorizzi and Fiers, works for me… LaRoche

  12. Chris says:
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    Pick 2 starters from this group in a H2H Points League:

    Bumgarner @ Det. (Price)
    Ross @ Col. (DeLaRosa)
    Liriano @ ChiCubs (Doubront)

    SON thinks Bumgarner and Ross are a close call. Your opinion? Thanks.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Chris: Bum and Ross. Matchups are less than ideal, but Bum you start anywhere. And Ross is really starting to approach that start anywhere status.
      Liriano’s been good, but the Cubs are unpredictable and a bit scary to face right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Bum, Liriano

  13. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I had a bye this week so semifinals begin next week for me.
    I’ve had Betances for a good portion of the year.
    However if I’m looking strictly for holds, should I look to another source. (We have a ton of counting pitching stats so I have alot of K’s from my abundance of starters)

    A Miller, Walden, Herrera, Jepsen, Fien, Howell

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Hold

  14. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up big G?
    Man, oh, man what a last couple weeks. I honestly can’t decide if the FBO loves me or hates me. Or maybe both?
    This is probably the best team I’ve had in 10 years, and I’m sitting 1/2 game out of the first place regular season prize, which is a lot of cash for me. I’m not a rich man.

    I am literally disemboweling my opponent this week, and the other guy in front of me is just a nose ahead in every category in his matchup and is winning 11-0. It’s close, though, and he can still lose but everything has to bounce my way.

    The painful parts come now:
    1. Two weeks ago I started Richards at Fenway for his injury, cost me that week by percentage points in WHIP and ERA. I’d be a half game up had I not. (Why do I torture myself)
    2. That same week, the guy currently ahead of me was losing his matchup at the end of games on Sunday night only to wake up and WIN OBP AND THE WEEK DUE TO A STAT CORRECTION. Are you kidding me? He leap frogged me and here we are.

    Anyways that’s enough venting. I still have the playoffs to grab the other half the pot. And if my team is as good as I’m telling everyone it is, I have no excuse.

    Love ya, Grey. I’ll be at your house for lunch today. What are we having?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Phil of the Future: literally disemboweling? Geez, figuratively would’ve been more than sufficient

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: garlic bread wrapped ramen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wish, I’m not in Green Bay!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Nothing wrong with a little ramen…for 25 cents its the best soup money can buy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              LA’s got me bamboozled paying $10 for ramen, but it is good

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Yeah but LA ramen is “Umami”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Technically that’s a burger

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Fair enough. But did you know that in present day New Jersey Ramen is considered an aphrodisiac?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m only familiar with yesteryear Dirty Jerz where they thought ramen was Chinese and cost twenty cents…

  15. STL says:
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    Think Aaron Sanchez is a better option than Hawkins, Feliz, or O’Flaherty at this point in the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @STL: Over O’Flaherty

  16. Sherwood says:
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    Who had a better fantasy future, in a head to head league Carlos Rodon or
    Rusney Castillo?

  17. Five-On-One says:
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    Sanchez or Qualls for saves?
    Is Rizzo droppable?

  18. William says:
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    One of these lines is Mike Trout’s. The other is not. Raise your hand if you saw This coming…

    .295, 36, 102, 10

    .285, 31, 98, 13

    Pretty damn close is all I can say…

    (from a guy who drafted Trout as a minor leaguer only to drop him his first year but who is a happy Stanton owner finally now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William: Oh, and I saw it coming for the last four years…Just have to watch him swing

  19. Wilsonian says:
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    Need a little help with my roster in my 8 Team H2H. We still have this week and next before we hit the playoffs. I’m in 4th and the last team in right now, so I’m trying to tread water and have the best team going into the playoffs. We have a limit of 9 moves per week. I can’t seem to pull the trigger on moves right now, but think I gotta make some to ride the hottest of hands and to have a streaming spot for an SP. Who do you drop:

    C – Sal
    1B – Crush
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longo
    SS – Hanley
    IF – Arenado
    OF – Jones
    OF – Brantley
    OF – Eaton
    OF – Revere
    UTIL – Betts
    UTIL – Rollins
    BN – Trumbo
    BN – Myers
    BN – Rizzo
    DL – Springer
    DL – Machado

    SP – Scherzer, Teheran, Minor, A.Wood, Shields, Ventura, Shoemaker, Carrasco
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Melancon, Allen

    I want to pick up Aaron Sanchez. I think I need another closer as most guys have at least 4 and my 4 aren’t the best right now. I also would like an SP streaming spot and another hot bat. Who you dumping from this roster?

    It’s also a 5 player keeper, so I need to hang on to my 1B of the future in Rizzo. The rest of these jackwagons on the bench can go.

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Wilsonian: Lose Trumbo for Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Trumbo shouldn’t be owned in an 8 team league

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: gotcha. He’s gone. Who else would you drop for a hot bat/SP streamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian: Myers isn’t a keeper in that league, lose him

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha. He’s gone, too!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: mini thanks for the help this season, and last season, and the one before that, and… You get my drift. I just gotta hang on and make the Playoffs. I can do this!!! Ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully!

  20. can't fight fate says:
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    Lost both Rizzo and Gomez for the first round (if not more), do I even dare picking up Cuddyer on Sunday?

  21. Jc says:
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    Should I start Wacha Wacha? Didn’t see him on steam-O

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jc: Eh, he’ll probably only go 4-5 IP

  22. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,
    It’s crunch time. I will miss posting on these forums during the offseason.

    Do you drop any of my SP for volquez or salazar?

    SP: Fiers, Shoemaker, Kluber, Gray, Arrieta, Carrasco, wood, Ventura

    In addition, is Aaron Sanchez worth an add over any of my closers? The 4 playoff teams are stacked with closers so that’s why I have 5.

    RP: Krod , o’flaherty, McGee, quack, Casilla
    DL: Doolittle

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: Sanchez over O’Flaherty, Salazar over Fiers

  23. claw dog says:
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    So last night I finally cut ties with andrus and Khris Davis. Figures davis had a great game the day I dropped him. But I picked up aybar to replace andrus cuz hes been on fire and I need something to wake my lineup up for the playoffs since andrus has been horrible. I picked up JD Martinez to replace Davis since davis still gets platooned randomly and martinez has been great all year.

    What’re you thoughts on my moves last night? Am I an idiot that jumped the gun?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @claw dog: good moves. Don’t worry about it now. You need the more consistent bats down the stretch. Davis and Andrus weren’t that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @claw dog: They’re fine this late in the year

  24. Chris says:
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    Howdy Gray,

    12-team points. Thick in the playoffs… Two questions for ya:

    Who is the better CIF pickup for the weekend?
    Lonnie Chisenhall OR Chase Headley

    Who is the better OF pickup for the weekend?
    Angel Pagan OR Juan Lagares OR Mookie Betts

    THANKS

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris:

      Not Gray – Grey, Grey, Grey…. – I have a family member with the surname of “Gray”, so I mix them up from time to time. Sorry, and thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Chisen… Lagares

  25. Grey, I have my semifianl h2h weekly points league match, starting on Monday. I need YOUR expert opinion on which 10 SP”s I should start..I will also see what SON has to say on Monday before I set my roster for the week.

    Fiers, Mike
    Home: v MIA

    Fister, Doug
    Home: v ATL
    (@NYM

    Gallardo, Yovani
    Home: v MIA & CIN

    Gonzalez, Miguel
    Home: v NYY
    @BOS

    Miller, Shelby
    Home: v COL
    @CIN

    Salazar, Danny
    Home: v LAA
    @DET

    Sale, Chris
    Home: v OAK

    Shields, James
    @DET

    Strasburg, Stephen
    Home v ATL

    Verlander, Justin
    Home: v KC & CLE

    Kennedy, Ian
    @LAD

    Latos, Mat
    @MIL

    McCarthy, Brandon
    @BAL

    Paxton, James
    Home: v OAK

    Ventura, Yordano
    Home: v BOS

    Tanaka, Masahiro DL

    THANKS Bro

      • @Grey: how about swapping out Latos and add in Verlander…would give me 16 starts for the week..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t start Verlander anywhere

          • @Grey:
            Ok, I looked up the numbers and looks like, Dallas’s husband is the better choice over Kate’s boyfriend..

            I swear these woman are sucking, literally, the life out of my pitchers this season..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

  26. Clint says:
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    Damn. Nice job, Grey. Looking at my team last night (5/43, 0.116 avg, 3 runs) I didn’t think much offense went on last night to talk about. Turns out, it was just my team having a craptacular night. Luckily, I only lost a half point on my 16pt lead in my 12 team roto league :)

    Thanks again for championship number 2 Razzball (hopefully 3 this year if I can finish my h2h league the right way)!!!!

    On that h2h note: anything I need to be prepared for in the last 2 weeks of the season during h2h playoffs? Will stud pitchers sit at all so 2 start and/or streamers be harder to pluck or anything? Should I look at schedules for hitter-tron options too?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Clint: Usually the last week of the season, playoff teams will rest or adjust starts of their rotation to adapt to playoff schedules.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: No problem, two start pitchers get precedence if the matchups are decent… Yes, look at Hitter-Tron

  27. SAGNOF Groupie says:
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    Inciarte or Lagares — deep league OBP dynasty need runs and steals

  28. Fungazi says:
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    Start Odorizzi vs Tor tonight? This week seals playoff teams, no more risky plays. Thanks.

  29. Carnac says:
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    Braun’s baby was delivered a day late and now he’s asking a judge to overturn his paternity.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: 28 pound baby,but half of that was his Barry Bonds like head.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  30. Corey says:
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    I thought there’d be more pomp (and circumstance?) surrounding Stanton reaching your HR projection. Like when everyone used to have a web site on Geocities/Angelfire/Tripod and you could do things like have confetti fall on screen. It would cause the page to take 10 minutes to load but it was worth it. Especially if you had a little MIDI playing in the background.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Corey: it’ll be so satisfying to see the stanton blurbs in negative numbers to go

  31. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    So are we dropping Janssen for Sanchez for saves?

    Saw you said Lagares over Schafer yesterday, but for pure sagnof purposes stick with Schafer yeah?

  32. jef says:
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    Thoughts on McHugh in keeper leagues? Where do you see him being ranked next year? I have other keepers like Gray, Bailey, Samardzjia, and Cole and wondering if he is in the conversation to keep over any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jef: Over Bailey

  33. Wake Up says:
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    Hurry K’d Carter…magnifico!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: surprised he pulled it together this year as well…gotta be a top candidate for a schmohawk next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be hitting .190 easily

  34. Wake Up says:
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    Wasn’t that a character in Jurassic Park?

    I believe you’re thinking of their SS…

  35. Wake Up says:
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    Braun already has a bureau full of baby-sized Affliction shirts at the ready…fingers crossed…hopefully Baby Braun turns out to be a douche…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: There’s no way it can’t happen

  36. Wake Up says:
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    WU4!

    • gareth says:
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      @Wake Up: wake up for what?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @gareth: You spend most of your life focusing on the future, or remembering the past. Wake Up to the now. Live awake. The only thing that ever happens is the present. Be Here Now.

        PS That’s the collective you… not you, Grape Juice with whiskers, you…

        • gareth says:
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          @Wake Up: Well said.

          It’s sad though that I associate the statement “be here now” with a disappointing Oasis album from the 90’s.

          It was the follow up to the album that featured “wonderwall” and was very overblown and self important.

  37. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Good olde Alex Gordon. I bet he’s frustrating in head to head but I love him on my roto squad. Got him in the 8th round too

  38. Mostsuckass says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts about Brandon Finnegan? I know he’s not much for this season, since he’ll be working out of the bullpen, but I’m wondering if you think he’s a worthy stash in keeper leagues. Would you drop any of these guys for him in a keeper league?

    Chase Anderson
    YoGa
    Jason Hammel
    Kyle Hendricks
    Dilson Herrera
    Ender Inciarte
    Mike Mostsuckass
    Kohl Stewart

  39. sean says:
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    My head 2 head playoffs start next week and I do own casey janssen. Should I drop him for aaron sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sean: Go for it

  40. Wake Up says:
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    So, remember how you dated that girl Mike all throughout high school? And you were always telling your friends how great she was. And some of your friends would believe you that she really was great, and she would do something like poop her pants in the back seat of my parent’s car. Or, puke all over Smokey’s dog at a party that she was even invited to go to, but then we changed our mind when you showed up with her anyway, so she rewarded us by getting her period all over the only couch in the house that wasn’t still covered with plastic. Once you finally dumped her, when we were all going away to college, she ended up moving to Europe, changing her name to Giancarlo, and becoming Playmate of the Year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: I have that word for word inscribed in my yearbook

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: oh, and…Never Change!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll try!

          • Robby D says:
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            @Grey:

            2 sweet 2 B 4gotten…

            I hated it when girls wrote that in junior high.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              KIT

    • Robby D says:
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      @Wake Up:

      I’m going to have a shirt made that just says something along the lines of:

      I’ve kept Stanton since he was Mike

      Fantasy Baller

      That’s two painful years waiting for this payoff, but I never lost the faith.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Robby D: That’s great!

        • Robby D says:
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          @Wake Up:

          I’d also love a Razzball shirt that says:

          “Reporting live from my parents’/mother’s basement!”

          Then on the back it says:

          “Fantasy Baseball Reporter”

          Put the razzball flaming ball logo behind that and you got a winner.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice!

  41. cb says:
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    in a 5×5 roto keeper league with salaries and keep forever (start 4 of and 1 dh). already keeping stanton, tulo, adam jones, rendon, bryant, felix, and another pitcher (wacha or arrieta). can keep about 6 more out of bogaerts, buxton, soler, yelich, rusney castillo, ackley, heyward, arcia, david wright, and strasburg but his salary is a little disproportionate to production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cb: Is there a question?

  42. Birdis says:
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    1 Year Yahoo H2H (10 Teams)
    Bat Stats: Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base Percentage (OBP), Slugging Percentage (SLG)

    Last 2 Weeks of Season (Playoffs) at MI… Walker, Kipnis, or Alcantara?

    • Birdis says:
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      And by “Last 2 Weeks of Season (Playoffs)” I mean Sept 8 through Sept 21… (Right now I’m in the middle of a bye for the first week of the playoffs.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Birdis: I’d wait for now

      • Birdis says:
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        @Grey: Yo Grey. Wait for…? Right now I own Kipnis at MI and am considering dropping him for Walker or Alcantara.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arismendy is hitting .138 this week… Eh… Prolly hold Kipnis

  43. gareth says:
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    Altuve Thursday.

    Short schedule today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: I thought it was Altuve Tuesday… My iCal’s all messed up

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: its on a Tuesday? Dammit!

        Im already wearing shorts, eating shortbread and have set up all the Tyrion lannister scenes to watch on game of thrones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re already in the midst, go for it!

  44. John says:
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    So I shoulda traded for dickerson and not puig eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appears so

  45. gareth says:
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    Salazar looked good last night. We’ll see what Bauer brings tonight. Mad max is a tough matchups though.

    Between Salazar, Carrasco, House and Bauer it feels like every day as an Indians fan is a roofie waiting to happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see that feeling

    • Robby D says:
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      @gareth:

      It’s like playing Cleveland Roulette.

      It’s like Russian Roulette, but you all stand sections of Lake Erie and people throw lit matches in. It was much more dangerous and popular in the 70s and 80s.

      • gareth says:
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        @Robby D: Great lakes brewery in Cleveland does a beer called “burning river.” Its actually pretty good. And wonderfully self deprecating.

  46. gareth says:
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    G3!

  47. dem ribbies says:
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    hey Grey,

    No trade deadline in my league and I’m on the verge of being knocked out. If I get sent packing I’m going to be dealing rentals for keepers.

    In a vacuum can you throw out a few names that you’d be really aggressive on targeting going into next season?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Dickerson, Segura

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey:

        I like your Segura pick especially since I don’t think he’ll be kept next year in my league. I have no chance at Rizzo since he’s owned by a Cubs fan, and I own Dickerson and plan to keep him for sure as long as he isn’t traded to Oakland or something.

  48. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Good write-up Grey. Thank you. I need to add a holds guy for my playoff matchup next week. I currently have 3 closer and 1 set-up pitcher, but my opponent will have 2 and 2. I don’t want to punt a category in the playoffs so someone needs to be dropped. Should I drop one of my 3 closers (Street, Soriano, and Melancon) or a SP like Sonny Gray (worst on my staff last 30 days) or Yordano Yentura. Or just go 3 closers? Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose Gray

  49. Robby D says:
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    Yesterday was a good day in the area of ICE CUBE good days. I didn’t even have to use my AK.

    H2H first round as the top seed, and I was down 5-3 in homers to start the day, and down a couple RBIs. Never fear:

    Dickerson
    Arenado
    Carter
    Stanton
    Vargas

    are all hear, bringing 7 homers like the 4 horseman of the apocalypse (with their buddy Arenado)

    Add to that the Salazar stream to make up for the Kluber abortion and the vulture win by Rosenthal, and I was on the back porch with a cigar and a glass of Macallen 12 year thinking very highly of myself and my chances to finally win my keeper league and win the coveted engraved trophy.

    Extra bonus, LaRoche on my opponents bench, but he did have Miguel Gonzalez last night so it wasn’t all bad for him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robby D: That’s quite the setting and melodrama for…a few days into the first round you say? What will you be smoking/drinking and where if you actually win?

      • Robby D says:
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        @Cram It: That’s fair, but after the negative drama of Gray, Kluber and Teheran’s starts along with Henderson Alvarez’s stream, it was nice to get a day in the win column and go back up 8-4-4 (have K/9, QS, Losses and OBP, XBH, Hits)

        I’ll break out either the small bottle of blue label and a Cohiba if I win, or I also have some good Glenlivet 18 year if I win. I also told the two guys in my league that are the most active (the three of us are the biggest sh*t talkers in the league) that they are invited to a party in my honor where they can hand me the trophy and it will be catered if I win. I’ll even break out the suit and fedora and really rub it in. We’ve had this keeper league for 5 years, and I’ve always made the playoffs and been in the finals 3 of the first 4 years, so I’ll milk that shizz for all it’s worth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  50. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Sorry, another Sanchez question. Drop Benoit for Sanchez? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  51. Wake Up says:
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    Vogelsong or M Gonzalez ROS?

    W and QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  52. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Vargas or M Gonzalez ROS? Also, drop W Peralta? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas… Sure

  53. ERad says:
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    Another first place finish thanks to Razzball! Been reading for 3 years – finished first 3 in a row – cheers, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  54. Lob Ball says:
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    No question. I just want to say that the trouble with your excellent Column and pieces of advice is that I am not the only person in my league who reads them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Lob Ball: be somewhat vague about questions, right Jason? (who i’m in a league with, and scooped me to Dunn as if he’d gain something from me like 2 months ago). He had no use for Dunn and i was only planning on picking him up for a few days anyway.

  55. ryanoger says:
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    Sit or Start Wily tonight againts the Cards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I grab Odorizzi or Hector for tonight with SON liking them?

        I’m down 5 to 1 in wins already. I have Fiers, Wada, Keuchel and Ventura left to pitch this week.

        Winning in ERA and WHIP by a good margin…down by 3 Ks…I’ve pretty much won holds this week…and up 1 on Saves

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hector

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            Drop Wily then? I need to go all in this week or I’m donzo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • ryanoger says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  56. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H (OPS & QS), all pitching cats are close, but I’m down 2W. I have 2 moves left this week. Pick one Saturday and one Sunday stream:

    Sat.
    Quintana @Cle (Kluber) – SON 8.3
    Eovaldi vAtl (Wood, who I’m also starting) – 7.4
    Gee @Cin (Cueto) – 4.4

    Sun.
    CJ Wilson @Min (Milone) – 11.4
    Holland vSea (Paxton) – 7.8
    Miley @LAD (Ryu) – 6.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Wilson

  57. SMLV1 says:
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    Do you like ($10.1) Odorizzi @Home vs. TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  58. SMLV1 says:
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    Also, Tomorrow ($5.9) Shields @NYY? Last time vs the Yanks wasn’t pretty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t mess with him

  59. MarkedMan says:
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    Would you drop Moss, Yelich, JDM, or Wada for Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

      • MarkedMan says:
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        @Grey: You think he has nothing left without Cespedes? He has been AWFUL since then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I said to drop him last week

  60. Dave Fenichel says:
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    Grey,

    I always see the running joke about Stanton and 36 homers. Now that he’s hit it, what’s the basis behind the joke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was counting down to my preseason projection

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: I grabbed him with the 34th pick due to your undying love for him.

        Now,we gotta talk about Fielder and Miller.

        Not today,but soon.Very soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too soon!

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey: Everybody hurts,(I hate Stipe)but it’s great when you can blame stuff on a guy that busts his balls working for semi-free.
            It makes me feel invincible and guilt free from that time I stole that pack of rubber bands in kindergarten.

            Thanks Grey!(seriously,you’re the best).

            • Hondo says:
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              @Hondo: PS-I know it was your fault Fielder got hurt.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  61. J-FOH says:
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    YEAH! Football starts tonight! Time for some beer and nachos!

    Oops wrong website, go back to your calculators

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ooh, the cool kid making fun of the nerds…buzz off!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’m sorry I was talking to girls and getting ready to go get fresh razor lines in the side of my head.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Houston Oilers! See, I know my stuff…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: we call them Ho Oil for short. Now I need to get my Iroc from the shop. It’s getting detailed and new tint on my T-tops.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t forget your foam finger and beer-drinking helmet

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I lost that finger, don’t ask, but now I have a hulk hands and a cape

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Pants? Right? Please tell me you have pants…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Depends

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Chicken Dinner says:
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                      @J-FOH: Is that maybe or you’re wearing adult diapers.

  62. Tim Whatley says:
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    Good stuff as usual Grey…you have more fantasy wisdom in your mustache than Matthew Berry’s whole noggin…wait, is that really saying much?

    Question:
    Tom Koehler (2 starts): @ MIL, @ PHI
    or
    James Paxton (1 start): HOU
    or
    Danny Salazar (2 starts): LAA, @ DET

    Have to pick one

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Paxton

  63. Toe Knee says:
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    Hi Grey when you said Gonzalez and Salazar over Odorizzi and Fiers were you saying ros? I was planning to stream them all. Acquisition limits come off Monday for last 3 weeks of playoffs and it gets crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stream them… Don’t really trust Odorizzi, Salazar or Fiers

  64. dem ribbies says:
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    Who would you rather have in a keeper league? bout to make some crazy crazy moves.

    * Donaldson or Frazier
    * Puig or Bautista
    * Segura or Baez
    * Dickerson or Myers
    * Bumgarner or Felix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Puig, Baez, Dickerson, Felix

  65. Robby D says:
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    Pondering ranks for Stanton and Dickerson above, made me think of one guy heading in the opposite direction: Miguel Cabrera.

    As of today, would he even be top 10 next year? I know one year doesn’t make a trend, but he’s on the wrong side of 30, and even the average has taken a hit. He’s definitely not going to have any preseason debates for Trout or Cabrera like the last two years, but how far does he fall, and how big a crater does he create when he lands.

    “I have questions” (and that’s me quoting Gray)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly top ten

  66. Toe Knee says:
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    All this ranking pondering made me look something up. Carlos Gonzalez combined stats for Sept. 2012-14 if you owned all 3 years you would have got 1hr 3rbis and a .222 bavg . He is gonna have to fall a long ways before i draft him. This dude likes to vacation early.

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @Toe Knee: and his sister Tulo isn’t much better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hasn’t played more than 130 games in like ever

  67. This Chris Carter nickname and finally Dylan reference wins the prize of best entry of the year Grey. In a a land (and site) of consistent great work this one stands out, congrats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: Agreed. “HURRY K’D CARTER” was inspired and one of my favorites from Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  68. Lando87 says:
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    For playoffs in my keeper league, should I roll with the (very) rusty Trumbo, or add up Lagares or Revere at his expense?

    Current offense:
    Zunino
    V-Mart
    Ackley (DMurph DL)
    Arenado
    Andrus
    Marte
    Werth
    Trumbo
    Seagar (Util)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lagares

  69. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Gibson says Janssen gets the save opp tonight. Sounds like it’s quite possibly a time share until further notice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Sanchez has been used recently

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Well there’s that, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  70. gareth says:
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    Drop granderson? Apart from one hot stretch, He’s been terrible all year.

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: Kind of like your whole squad.

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: I’ve done pretty well for my first year on the rcl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: you’re better than that question, you have hit that learning curve already, I’ve seen it.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gareth: you haven’t actually owned grandy man for whole year in a 12 teamer, right?

  71. Tim Whatley says:
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    Sorry, can someone explain what “Hurry K’d Carter” is a reference to?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: what the buck, thats not even him, i went on Youtube and it’s all people covering the song or some weird live gig .

        I found the original actually sung by bob. God it pisses me off when people litter you tube with piss poor version of great songs

        http://vimeo.com/53933900

    • Hondo says:
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      @Tim Whatley: Hurricane Carter.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Hondo: slowpoke

        • Hondo says:
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          @Kid A: I took a moment to contemplate my place in the universe..

          I decided that I was unworthy of posting before you.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Hondo: I hope your dad is well.

            • Hondo says:
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              @Kid A: TY

  72. Hondo says:
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    McHugh or Gray ROS?Bye week next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  73. Snacks13 says:
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    Which of these pitchers should I own over Shields?

    Keuchel, Carrasco, Degrom, Paxton, Odorizzi, Salazar, Wada

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

      • Snacks13 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Who would be your second and third choice from that list?

  74. James V says:
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    Need a SAGNOF boost that would keep me competitive in other cats: Stick with Rajai or switch over to Schafer?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can switch

  75. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    What round are we all jumping on Chris Davis next year? Dude’s got a .237 BABIP and a 25% line drive rate. One of those things is not like the other, and his career line drive rate is 24%.

    Lovely home park, tons of positive regression, and possible 3B eligibility next season. I’m already getting excited

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe around the 50s

  76. Dave says:
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    My name is Dave and I have an addiction.

    I stick by big name players long after I should have waived them for somebody that can actually play baseball.

    I accept the things I cannot change, and I am happy to say that I have been free of my duel addictions to Jay Bruce and Brandon Moss for about an hour now.

    Those bums are now rotting on the waiver wire where they belong…

    They can’t hurt me anymore.

    Dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  77. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    Keeper H2H I need to drop Myers or Bruce cause Polanco is no longer in NA spot and no DL for Rizzo. Don’t plan on keeping either of them cause we keep only 6. I was gonna drop Myers in hopes Bruce catches fire and brings it home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not just drop Polanco?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: First part of Wil Myers’ burned a lot of believers…sort of like me…actually exactly like me

        • Mello Yello says:
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          *Wil Myers’ season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: It’s a keeper and I get him in the 25th round next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And you can’t keep Myers or Bruce?

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: 6 keepers and you get them in the round you drafted so I have better values with Abreu (10th) Rizzo (8th) etc and drafted Bruce 4th Myers 5th

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha… Then they’re both droppable, I’d drop Myers first

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Awesome, sorry about the confusion

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  78. Scott says:
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    Here’s my pitching staff in a deep pitchers league. I use all 9 and stream another.
    Carrasco, J.Zimmerman, Santiago, McHugh, Gio, Cobb, Cole, Salazar, Garza.

    Waivers pick-ups are Gonzalez, Vargas, Buchholtz, Capuano, Collmenter, Koehler, T.Walker, Despaigne.
    2 questions

    do I change out any for anyone on waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like one question… Garza is a streamer spot, depends who has the best matchup next

      • Scott says:
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        Sorry, forget the streamer spot, I”m getting that by dropping C.Gomez, What I meant to ask was do you drop anyone of those 9 for anyone on waivers. There may be a few typical streamers types but I’ll need 9 solids for next two weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Garza

      • Scott says:
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        Thanks but who do you add?
        Thanks again Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re streamers, look at matchups

  79. Mello Yello says:
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    So Soler is going to be like Puig of ’13 and then next year be the Puig of this year (amazing to not so amazing)…still he’s probably keepable at this juncture…maybe not so many bizarrely awful baserunning plays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You jinxing him already? Cold, Mello Yello, cold.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, but you didn’t say no haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  80. J-FOH says:
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    Nice drive by posting in football, don’t let the pigskin hit you in the ass on the way out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t me, a’la Shaggy

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: MacDre called me in my dreams but if you would of stayed over there you would of known that. Wait, i just got a memo from jay and i should be honored that you came over to the football side because that happens as often as Jay gets a date. Please don’t say that…..too late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jay can date again in January (then drop that for baseball in March)…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mac Dre doesn’t have running water on his island of missing celebrities, but he says hi? Doode’s priorities are screwed up…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: he has plumbing skills yo. Also Tupac is quite the carpenter….like Jesus

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  ODB made a mess of the bathroom again, didn’t he?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Ol Dropping Bombs

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Big Baby Jesus

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: its a weird dynamic because Biggie is the union rep and J Dilla is quietly controlling everything in the shadows

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Too bad Puffy ain’t there

  81. Old hippy says:
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    Please help: should I drop Henderson Alvarez to get Wada? Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Old hippy: They’re saying he might be done for the year…time to make moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  82. October Glory says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Struggling with this stupid last keeper slot. 10 team league, 6×6, keep 4 as long as your heart desires.

    So far I have McCutchen, Freeman, and Abreu. 4th possibilities are:

    Machado (age)
    Hanley (skill/team)
    Soler (age)
    CarGo (skill/Coors)

    Leaning towards Soler, though he has the lightest track record. What say ye??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

      • October Glory says:
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        @Grey: Awesome Thanks. By the way, another awesome year. You guys keep topping yourselves which is hard to do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Next year we’ll move the other way, so we can top ourselves the following year

  83. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Wow. Just noticed they gave Aviles an error, and rightly so, in the third inning of Kluber’s schizz show on Labor Day. Now only 2 ER for our favorite glowstick king. Things are coming up Tibbs today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome!

  84. Flag says:
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    I thought we had something special. All the obscure cultural and historical references? Did Rudy write those too?!?!?! What is this Rudy to you? Shouldn’t “Rudy” be “Cyrano”? I don’t know you anymore. Who are you?

    Oh, and I would say it like this: “Grey pooped on? But, of Coors” Save Dickerson for the body of the text.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You Cyrano’ing me now too? I’ve mentioned before Rudy writes most of the titles, old news…

  85. Qbert says:
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    Yo grey. After pedroia’s latest mishap, I dropped him for ackley to fill my 2b. Kipnis just hit the wire. Should I drop ack for the notorious kip?

    Thanks boss and good day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  86. SteveNZ says:
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    Just grabbed Bruce after someone dropped him in the ol’ H2H. No place to play him, unless I bench Soler, but we all know how hot he can get, right?

    *Takes leave of senses*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Hondo says:
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      @SteveNZ: Kill yourself right now before Bruce walks up behind you with a knife.You’ll get shanked and slowly bleed out during H2H playoffs.

      It’s better to just go soon.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Hondo: Ha! Not relying on him by ay means. He can only play RF or Util in this league, and I have Giancarlo at RF and Soler/Arenado/Gardner/Heyward to slot in at Util so he’s a fair way down the pecking order.

        I probably have the space to carry him so probably worth seeing if he can do anything. At least it won’t be on someone else’s team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yup!

  87. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes – nothing special about that Reds lineup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, pretty much the whole year

  88. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Disregarding position.. Playoffs end sept 21,.. Who do you like better Plouffe or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  89. Steve says:
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    Please rank ROS.. Nuno, Vargas, Gonzalez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups…. Vargas, Gonzalez

  90. gareth says:
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    HONK! HONK! HONK!

    Indians Roofie Alert!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  91. Joeg414 says:
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    Streamer for Friday: Hutchison @ Bos , or. Buchholz vs Tor. I need K’s and Era.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Joeg414: both are quite risky. bucholz if you must.

  92. Toe Knee says:
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    Odorizzi pitching well. The Rays lineup looks pathetic though. Another no decision prolly it would be my 8th this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that… I have Braves pitcher…

  93. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    My Schoop batty call paying off!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  94. Fungazi says:
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    Well against all instincts I started Stinkyrizzi anyways because of his home splits. Seems to be pretty safe there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  95. I lose 10 hairs per injury says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H keeper
    I need a 1B bad and not much left on the wire, who to grab?
    – A.Dunn, C. McGehee, L.Chisenhall, C.Headley, S.Pearce, M. Morse, M.Teixeira

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisen

  96. Corey says:
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    I’ve been going with Josh Hamilton but I’m wondering if I should drop him for someone like Christian Yelich.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  97. gareth says:
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    A match up of ” Sale House” at progressive field tomorrow.

    Like the Indians themselves, its a fixer upper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: Nice streaming today, Toonces.

  98. chris says:
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    I’m in a H2H points league and I’m gonna need points on Sunday so which two of these crappy pitchers do I take a chance on:

    T. Wood v. Pit (Cole)
    Kelly v. Tor. (Dickey)
    Lobstein v. S.F. (Hudson)
    Noesi @ Cle. (Carrasco)
    Hellickson v. Bal. (Norris)

    I know it’s not much to choose from. I’ve looked at SON but want your opinion also. The right choice could put me in the championship. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lobstein

  99. John E. Depth says:
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    Lucky I grabed Dickerson right before Cuddyer went down earlier in the season. Dropped overrated Leonys for him. Then picked up Hurry Kd off the wire in early July. Yeah, havin a good year…

    So do you thinkCliff Lee is worth 23$ in an auction keeper league? I think its close if he returns to his old form, but that is obviously a big question. Someone dropped him so I’m thinking of stashing him for next year. Thanks for your help as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a $23 pitcher next year

  100. jef with 1 f says:
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    Thank god this week means nothing to me my teams are asleep at the wheel again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I streamed Hector Santiago… Lowercase yay

  101. J-FOH says:
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    Rasmus and the off day dong. Whats that term called?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A short schedule homer?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: a stump bump? I have no idea A Rasmust?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I have no idea, put the razz army to task. gives them their stamp

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He could’ve been a batty call

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: but he always hits his dongs on the off day. Like Joyce and the lispers nightmare

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Feels like overlap with batty call, but I’m all ears

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you have a lot that are very particular…cust kayin’

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s true… I’m all ears, fire away!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: get Kid A on it, he’s a smart one…..seriously he is.

                    T-Shirts I’m going to work on with my buddy (I might see him at the bar tonight) are a King of SAGNOF, Au Shizzz and a cust kain’
                    You cool with those?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, definitely

                    • Kid A says:
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                      @J-FOH: Hey asshole, you don’t have to say it in a convincing way.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: no I think he was agreeing to your intelligentista

                    • Kid A says:
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                      @J-FOH: you asked a question. he answered it. you drunk.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: I’m inspired by the FCL throwback thursday

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: wait, for Kid or the shirts?

                    • Kid A says:
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                      @J-FOH: he meant the shirts you big dummy.

  102. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Koji’s broken. That splitter is terrible.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: I know right! Let’s send him a DM on facebook!

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Kid A: What shall we say?

        • Kid A says:
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          @Mr. Tibbs:

          I’m a dim bulb. I defer to you, Virgil.

          • Mr. Tibbs says:
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            @Kid A: Virgil like the poet, or Ted Dibiase’s man servant?

            • Kid A says:
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              @Mr. Tibbs:

              Neither.

              Stay out of the train stations, Detective. Especially in the heat of the night.

              • Mr. Tibbs says:
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                @Kid A:Ha. Just fooling with ya. Well played sir.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

  103. Henry says:
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    Another blown save by Uehara. Drop him for Rondon?

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Henry: Given his general stinkiness and possibility of a shutdown, I’d say do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  104. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    If you could keep one in a 12-team league that heavily favors SP in the draft:

    Sonny Gray (20th round in ’15, 17th in ’16)
    Tanaka (7th in ’15, 4th in 16)
    Teheran (3rd in ’15)
    JZimm (5th in ’15)
    Keuchel or Fiers (23rd in ’15, 20th in ’16, 17th in ’17)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  105. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    that’s about enough of that koji business, in playoffs might lose from this shit. drop for which of shaw/mujica? i may have F’ed up by not dropping koji for o’flaherty or quack last week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: Now my awesome downward arrow makes absolutely no goddamn sense.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Kid A: sure it does, it points to Grey’s answer. what sense did it make before?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My bad!

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: no, the arrows made sense once your answer was where it went.

  106. Kid A says:
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    “Farrell mentioned extended rest or a potential shutdown as possible options with Uehara. Wants to talk to Uehara first.”

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I thought he already got shut down. I think this proves that managers don’t mean very much and that if your team gets hot and pulls together then you can win the world series and if they can’t then there is always next year

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: I know this means nothing, i just hate the three division wild card format and was inspired by all your links today to nonsensical ramblings. Good throwback thursday in the FCL

  107. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i maybe could’ve wait till monday for mesoraco to wake up, but i’ll take it now too.

  108. AJ says:
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    What the hell is going on with Uehara?!! Has the leauge figured him out or what?!!! Man he’s killin me think it’s time to drop for the hot hand…agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  109. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    A Haiku for Koji:

    You are terrible
    Stop killing our ratios
    Signed Everyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s your DM

    • Kid A says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: Tweet that shit out. Free your Frankenstein.

  110. Henry says:
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    ROS Kyle Hendricks or Miguel Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  111. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Let’s not blow this win for Joe Smith please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nailed it!

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Hells Yeah!

  112. Mike says:
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    2 quick ones for you
    1- is the closer for Boston next year on this years team. If so who do you think
    2- doesn’t look like lindor is coming up for Cleveland. Who would you rather have to start next season at SS Russel,Correa or Lindor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Uehara 2. Lindor

  113. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    anybody have enough balls (or desparate enough) to have streamed randall? it was against SD, so some may have. He stole a Nuno SD start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not I

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wish i did.

  114. John E. Depth says:
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    Sanchez or Quackenbush for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quack

  115. Magnitude says:
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    Gregerson, Mujica or Tazawa for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica

  116. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Duda or Bruce ROS? Or is that a trick question, as Jay Bruce is now Lucas Duda?

  117. KillerB says:
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    @ Grey — For one hitter slot to potentially contribute ROS but really be the right guy to start next season as a keeper, who do you like more: Avisail or Joc Pederson?

    And more importantly — do you like Jarred Cosart at home in Miami against Atlanta as a streamer tomorrow? He’s been throwing a good ball and the splits looks good (i.e., 1.09 ERA, 0.61 WHIP in last 14 days, 2.45 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in Marlins Park, 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA and 1.14 WHIP against Braves this year); but don’t want to get ratios blown up or incur a loss in critical H2H end-of-season playoff-push matchup. Would you trust him or stick with the core guys only (i.e., Strasburg, Bumgarner, Latos, Yordano, Kazmir)

  118. dem ribbies says:
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    Pacman and Fiers for Felix? has a 2 start HOU and OAK in playoff week 2. you worried he’s wearing down?

  119. SteveV says:
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    H2H one week playoff..drop Soriano for Mujica?

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