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Yesterday, Felix Doubront went 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks and rose The Walking Dead in Boston.  I wonder if Stephen King helped recruit Doubront for the Red Sox.  I wonder if there’s going to be a Red Sox team next year or if they’ll just merge with their Pawtucket minor league team.   I wish I could tell you that the Red Sox fought the good fight, and the Sisters let them be.  Damn you, Morgan Freeman Voice Over, taking over my brain!   Doubront’s actually been an under-the-radar bright spot for the Po’ Sawx.  Through 28 starts and 154 IP, his xFIP is under 4 (ERA is 4.91, which makes him seem gross) and his K-rate is above 9.  Striking out a guy per inning and an xFIP far below his ERA should spell a fantasy sleeper for 2013.  He might be the first Red Sox starter I’m excited about since Curt Schilling.  So, yes, I’d definitely invest in him as long as you don’t bankrupt the state of Rhode Island to do it.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Cliff Pennington – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Might be the start of something.  Plus, if you have a category in your league for Players That Sound Like They Should Be Wearing Plaid Pants, Cliff Pennington wins you that category.  Each and every time.

Ichiro Suzuki – 1-for-5 with his 27th steal.  3-for-5 with a homer on Saturday.  In the last week, he’s hitting near .500 with 6 steals and 2 homers.  Seeing that is making me nostalgic for the mid-2000′s when Britney and K-Fed were giving all white trash lovebirds hope, Mel Gibson was an anti-semite but no one knew and women who popped out of their tops had “wardrobe malfunction” to describe it.  A golden age, for sure.

Nick Swisher – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  He’s hitting near .350 in the last week with two homers.  You know that 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse that was a p-magnet when it was new, and, occasionally in the right light, it still turns some heads?  That’s this Yankees team.  BTW, when I looked up p-magnet in the Urbandictionary, “Don Juan” was a synonym, which reminds me — this weekend your very own fantasy ‘pert was hanging out with Bishop Don “Magic” Juan!  Okay, we weren’t exactly hanging out.  My buddy lives down the street from him and he was like, “You wanna meet Don “Magic” Juan?”  And I was like, “Yeah, of course, I do.  Are you kidding me?”  So we go over to his place and he’s wearing a shirt with his face on it and a giant green hat and his five-fingered rings spelling out his name.  He couldn’t chat for long, he was on his way out.  Where was he going all dressed up like that, you may ask yourself.  Oh, he was just heading to CVS.  Bishop Don!

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks to lower his ERA to 3.20.  After the game, Hellboy and Ben Zobrist got together to discuss the importance of straws in bottles of water.   Ben Zobrist, “Straws are an important tool to demasculinize yourself in front of single women, especially when you have a teammate named B.J.”

B.J. Upton – 1-for-4 with his 26th homer and 2nd in as many games.  “Yo, Justin, this is your brother, Melvin…Melvin Emmaunel!  And I’m out fantasy valuing you.”

Fernando Rodney – Recorded his 44th save and lowered his ERA to 0.64.  I bet if I told you in March a Rays pitcher would be in the Cy Young and MVP conversation, Rodney would’ve been about the 10th pitcher on the team you would’ve chosen.  Unless 1984 Cy Young and MVP Willie Hernandez was in the convo.  He would’ve guessed right.

Cliff Lee – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks to get the loss and move his record to 6-8.  When an older Hispanic woman rode past Lee in the preseason saying “Victories….Victories para de muerte,” Lee didn’t heed the omen and now look where he is.

Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Sawx.  If you needed the win from Tillman to win your H2H league, the universe is conspiring against you.  Be careful crossing the street.

Justin Ruggiano – Out indefinitely with a sprained shoulder.  Doesn’t sound like he’s coming back.  He tried to throw yesterday, but airmailed it.  Ruggiano, cheese, you work for UPS!

Donovan Solano - 2-for-4 and 8 for his last 14, while batting near .350 in the last week.  He’s capable of speed, but all he’s doing right now is average.  There’s a place for that in some middle infield hot schmotato slots.

Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 2 ER,  7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He had an ERA over 5 as late as August 21st and there was no way he could actually get on fantasy radars again next year to disappoint people yet again, right?  His September ERA is below 2 and there’s always some who get fooled into, “Hey, his September was great, Grey, so do you or your mustache think there’s anything here to see?”

Michael Bourn – Sat yesterday with a jammed thumb, but plans to play on Tuesday.  He said, “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride… Nobody’s gonna slow me down, oh-no.  I got to keep on movin’.”  Then Diddy tried to sue him for stealing his music, then Matthew Wilder said, “Hey, that’s not even your song.”

David Wright – 1-for-4 with his 19th homer as his average now sits at .304.  The only thing about my David Wright Sell was I gave him too much faith, saying he would hit .307 or higher.  Also, the comments are pretty good in that post about how I’m a such a moron.  Don’t worry, we won’t hear from those people again until next year.  People think if someone’s hitting a week after I say to sell him, then I’m wrong.  Obviously some people forget that a baseball season is 6 months long.

Frank Francisco - His elbow has probably shut him down for the year.  His elbow also owns Jon Rauch on its fantasy team.  Take that as you will.

Max Scherzer – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks and only 86 pitches vs. the Twins.  On one hand, he did get into the 6th before allowing any runs and the bullpen really failed him.  On the other hand, he obviously wasn’t 100% or he would’ve pitched deeper and not been a victim of the bullpen.  On a third hand which is actually a foot wearing a mitten, he gets the Twins again next and I wouldn’t trust him to be healthy.

Ben Revere – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 38th steal in the first game of the DH and 0-for-5 in the nightcap.  I’ve owned him in the RCL for 378 ABs, so who can speak on this guy better than me?  His stats for me 51/0/28/.283/30.  When I lost Krispie to injury and suckitude, it created a vacuum where I needed steals but at what price?  A pretty big one.  I’m obviously responsible for owning Revere that long, but he’s one of the reasons why I’m lagging badly in power.  It’s just really hard to own a guy that gives you nothing in two categories.

Chris Johnson – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the hand.  He’s listed as day-to-day as they’re calling it a contusion.  They would say that!

DJ LeMahieu - 3-for-5, 1 run and RBI.  After the game, the Rockies lowered the lights, handed out glow sticks and X and had DJ LeMahieu put on a drum ‘n bass show.

Jordan Pacheco – 2-for-5, a run and RBI.  He’s now hit in 6 in a row and is batting near .350 over the last week.  Not showing much power or speed, but the Rockies are home until Thursday and he’s a worth a flyer.

Homer Bailey – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I can’t believe I fell for the old banana in the tailpipe trick.  Again, Bailey, you do this to me.  Again.  I’m gonna go torture myself by watching the Emmys.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-4 and two solo homers.  I saw in the box score that he has 3 homers in the NL, but for a second I thought he had three homers all year.  It feels a bit like that.  Oh, A-Gon.

Kenley Jansen – He’s returned, but Brandon League is still getting saves and Ernest Borgnine died this year, as the Emmys told me.  Only the good die young or at nearly a 100.  Run from the Grim Reaper, Betty White!  I think Jansen will probably get a save chance or two this week, but he’s obviously being soft-tossed into the role.  Not entirely sure why.  I mean throwing in a major league game is fine for his heart, but not the ninth inning?  What if the game is close in the 7th?  What if he goes to a three-two count on back-to-back batters?  Is that too much?  How about if the Dodgers are down by two when he pitches, but then they tie it up while he’s in the dugout, is that too much?  I got questions, y’all.

Carlos Santana - 3-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and two homers, his 17th and 18th.  The more he pushes his fantasy value up for next year the better it is for all of us who punt catcher.  Hit ten bombs this week, Supernatural!

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3 with his 2nd game in a row with a homer (though not the Angels 2nd game in a row) and his 22nd homer overall.  Or overales, to keep the Latin flavor.

Pete Kozma – 2-for-3 with his 1st homer.   Scouts say about Kozma, “Spectacular instincts, quick hands, and a strong arm…”  I.e., he’s not good for fantasy.  And they say fantasy ruins real sports, ha!

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He’s not about this year, he’s for keepers.  Bee tee dubya, someone asked me in the comments yesterday for his line and I wrote at 9:30 AM, “5 IP, 3 ER, 3 Ks for Odorizzi.”  David Blaine, your magic is real!

Josh Harrison – 4-for-6, 2 runs.  Since he hasn’t started a game in 11 days, no one owns Harrison unless they’re related to him or were in a band with his dad.  Hey, Ringo!

A.J. Burnett – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Is his first name Apple Juice?  Just curious.

Jose Altuve – Left yesterday’s game with groin tightness.  Unable to run, he’ll miss probably a day or two.  Unless Matt Dominguez throws him in a Baby Bjorn and runs with him.  BTW, Rudy went to yesterday’s Pirates/Astros game and took a still from the game.  Travis Snider had a two-game hitting streak!

Everth Cabrera – 4-for-4, 2 runs and 3 steals.  That’s the kind of Sunday performance that H2H owners dream about.  Only in their dreams, it’s usually Kate Upton playing the part of Everth.

Huston Street – Got the save, but allowed one earned run in his return to the closer role.  Yay save, boo earned run… Yay-boo!

Francisco Peguero – 2-for-3, 1 run and two steals.  Since the Giants clinched on Saturday, they might rest some regulars (this obviously goes for all teams that are clinching).  Peguero doesn’t have much value except he can run like the wind.  If you’re desperate for steals, SAGNOF!

David Murphy – 2-for-3, and 7 for his last 15 and the Rangers are home for the next week.  Murphy’s Law says he will get one homer, one steal and four hits this week.  What?  It’s a very specific law.

Josh Hamilton – Will undergo more tests this week for a sinus/blurred vision problem that has kept him out of the lineup for the past few days.  Here’s a little between-the-lines info for you.  When someone is being paid almost $14 million and is the face of an organization, there’s probably a good chance they have the best doctors looking at him.  This ain’t some Steve Guttenberg in Bad Medicine doctor, who operates out of the back of a Waffle House, and is the only doctor in a twenty mile radius that takes your insurance.  This is a *good* doctor.  Asterisks for emphasis, not aesthetics, though the asterisks do add a certain pizzazz.  So, when Dr. Best Doctor Money Can Buy, M.D. needs to do more tests because they can’t figure out what’s going on, there’s a problem.  This isn’t a small problem either, like when your dog only barks at homeless people and the doggie trainer says the dog just needs you to acclimate him to different types of people.  You can’t line Hamilton’s crate with Mother Jones articles and hope he becomes more tolerant.  I wouldn’t flat out drop Hamilton in non-keepers, but you better have a backup plan if he doesn’t come back until next week for a quick game or two playoff tuneup.

134 Responses

  1. Tony says:
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    whats up grey- made my H2H finals, dilemma on day 1 though, got SALE going vs CLE, no brainer i’m throwing him, we only need 32 innings, there’s 10 cats, so we count about everything, my question is I have Estrada vs. Jzimm, i like the pitching just not that they’re facing each other and that it’s vs. two of the more powerful hotter offenses in MLB the nats and brew crew….. what do ya think? right now i’m feeling like throwing them all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony, Nice…. Throw them all…

  2. Racehorse says:
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    Grey,

    I just got bounced in the semis, 5-6. I lost all 6 offensive categories with a team core comprised of Pujols, Cano, A-Rod, Reyes, D Jennings, Salty… go figure.

    On a brighter note, and be it that my dynasty league has 24 keepers, I went shopping this morning: picked up Juan Francisco and Rubby De La Rosa while jettisoning Old Man Andy Pettitte and Rajai Davis.

    Which De La Rosa do you like more for 2013, Jorge or Rubby?

    Which 3B do you like more for 2013, Francisco or Middlebrooks?

    Also, Knob Creek or Talisker?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Racehorse, Damn, that sucks… Neither pitcher… Jorge… Juan Francisco… Knob Creek…

  3. TheNewGuy says:
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    I did it. No save for Aroldis so I tied the matchup 4-4-2 and went through on a tie….yeah baby!

    Now to contend with clearly the next best team in the league all year who I just pipped to first overall in the regular season standings.

    Detweiler or Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Ha, nice! Detwiler, but I don’t know their matchups…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Detties at the Phils and Histashi (mustachi)’s at the Angels.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Detwiler

  4. h2h finals, weekly lineups (gasp)… pick two:

    Chris Davis
    Mark Reynolds
    Danny Espinosa
    Damn Ugglaw

    Also: does it have to be a daiquiri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, Espinosa, Davis… Yup…

  5. SmellTheGlove says:
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    The only way I’m going to feel better about this is to write about it.

    The situation: Yahoo H2H 12-teamer. My opponent and I are essentially tied in every category, but I’m up 5-3 going into the Sunday night game. I’m up by percentage points in batting average, lead by .02 in ERA, and am up 3 Ks. In the 7th inning of an otherwise utterly meaningless game, Kenley Jansen takes the mound vs. the Reds. He strikes out the side, including Joey Votto, my first round pick. I lose three categories in one terrible, terrible inning.

    That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SmellTheGlove, Ouch… That sucks balls…

  6. golfnut says:
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    Would you pick up Edinson Volquez or Erasmo Ramirez to stream on Tuesday? They both play against decent hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @golfnut, Edinson

  7. FilthyRich says:
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    5×5 mixed, needs BA, HR, RBI. Would you start Harper or grb one of following off waivers:
    – Alonso
    – S Marte
    – Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FilthyRich, Harper

  8. papasmurf says:
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    Most managers don’t like rocking the boat. Since League’s saving them games, there’s no reason for Mattingly to make the switch. Jansen doesn’t have the service time as closer to qualify for the automatic-get-job-back status when League does have that dreaded “closer experience,” or code word for “he ain’t that good but he has closed before and therefore he must have nerves of steel.” Mattingly’s the same guy who went with Guerrera as closer even though most people know Jansen >>> Guerrera as a pitcher.

    If League is with LAD in 2013, I think he begins 2013 as closer even if Jansen makes a full recovery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Maybe, I think it’s silly to not go right back to your closer….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, and can’t imagine Kenley not starting the season as the closer…

  9. FirstTimeResponder says:
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    Grey,

    Love your site. I’m competing for the title in a NL-only points league (in part thanks to you!) and need every point I can get. Who do you think I’ll get more production from this week: Giancarlo Stanton or Chris Johnson (3B-AZ)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FirstTimeResponder, Thanks! Johnson

  10. L-Boogie says:
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    Fowler or Eaton this week?

    Bring me home, dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Eaton…

  11. L-Boogie says:
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    Morales or Rizzo this week?

    Thanks again.

    • Morales is getting pretty hot…. four bombs in his last six starts. granted there were three off days in there, but still.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, Yeah, tough call on this one. Morales sits more often but still has put up better numbers than Rizzo. But Rizzo is in Coors for a few games…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Rizzo

  12. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    H2H Finals–WOO!–first off I dont get why ESPN automatically makes the finals 10 days. I guess it works out though, because it gives me two starts of C Lee, GMan, and Medlen, plus gives Giancarlo time to come back and bash. Anywho, todays dilemma is my oppenent has a full lineup and I have 2 or 3 players (depending on Beltrans status), who do you like as a one day offensive flyer? All these guys are playing a doubleheader:

    C Davis v. Tor (Alvarez, Romero)
    Reynolds v. Tor (Alvarez, Romero)
    Lawrie @ Balt (Johnson, Chen)
    Gose @ Balt (Johnson, Chen)
    Rasmus @ Balt (Johnson, Chen)
    Lind @ Balt (Johnson, Chen)

    Lotta rando Toronto options obviously, appreciate it as always Grey! Im buying you a couple jack and cokes when I take it home!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony, Davis

      • BoneFace w no Harmony says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Any others you particularly like for tonight? I could always drop Downs for one then pick up Rauch tomorrow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @BoneFace w no Harmony, Rasmus

  13. Todd25 says:
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    which 2 would you stream tmw?
    Anibal v KC
    Wandy @ NYM
    Volquez v LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd25, Bottom two

  14. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Is Giancarlo droppable?

    • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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      @the hungarian hippo, NOOOOOOO (at least I hope not, he said he is feeling better and should be able to get back before end of the season)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @BoneFace n Harmony, He is in certain circumstances…

  15. MikeZ says:
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    Second on Giancarlo here — drop him for forsythe or Brandon Moss for the last week of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MikeZ, Logan

  16. lopes says:
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    Championship week and im dead in the water not knowing who to trust. chapman and the reds maybe not using him or wilhelmson?

    so chapman or wilhelmson for final relief pitching spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lopes, Wilhemsen…

  17. Hi Grey — Would you take Rauch or Parnell (and if so, which one?) over Scott Downs, Thornton, Benoit, or Cishek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Rauch over Thornton

  18. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need sbs and hrs. Due to nagging injuries and possible playoff resting, plan on benching votto, Lawrie, Stanton and cargo for rizzo, Nelson, evercab and cargo lite. Are there any of those you would switch out?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Nope

  19. Pops says:
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    Weekly league… lineups lock at one. Votto or BJ Upton? Kershaw, Arroyo or Marcum for last SP spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pops, Upton… Kershaw

  20. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    I’m a little weary of starting Barry Zito at home v. ARI. The DBacks are 7th in OPS v LHP and on road games. Not to mention half their team is swinging a hot bat. What do you think?

    Also, I have plenty of options for a hot bat in a 12-team OBP league. Whom do you like?

    David Murphy
    Eaton
    Swisher
    CarGo-lite
    Pacheco

    Would probably drop Marte in their place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddy, I wouldn’t start Zito vs. any team… CarGo…Yes…

  21. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: also, most saves this week? Aroldis, Kenley or League? Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel, Aroldis

  22. SpiralArchitect says:
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    I have Andrus and Asdrubal. Concerned Elvis will hit the pine if the Rangers wrap things up this week, but if Oakland plays well, Andrus could be used up to the end.

    It’s a points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not sure what you’re asking, but there’s no reason to sit Andrus more than maybe one game…

  23. L-Boogie says:
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    With a slim lead and just days left to the season, I’m like a guy hanging from a ledge by one hand… and Estrada just cut off my pinkie.

    4 inn, 8 hits, 2 BB, 3 Ks, 7 runs (6 ER)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch… Well, you still got the main gist of your hand, I guess…

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey, Week’s just startin…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s the spirit…

          • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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            @Grey, same boat, but got J Zimm trying his best to balance it out…solid so far

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, looking good there…

  24. Carnac says:
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    So Heath Bell went on a Miami radio station today and said he doesn’t respect Ozzie Guillen. No punchline necessary!

    But, seriously, I was kind of hoping the Marlins would wait until after the playoffs to start with the self-immolation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you seen The Franchise? Some of the guys who pretend to respect Ozzie on the show should’ve been nominated for an Emmy… Heath Bell also seems like a much nicer guy than the one that crapped on team’s ERAs for the first 2 months of the season…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Not yet, but I plan to. Many folks have highly recommended it. The premise is similar to Breaking Bad, no?

        And, hello, what? Mark DeRosa is still playing and, ahem, pinch hitting for the Nats? They gonna bring Ian Snell out to pitch the 9th?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but Ozzie is the meth that ruins everything… DeRosa is a one at-bat a month beast, don’t cha know?

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, Brian Sabean, “I’d sign that!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! “I’m not too worried about facing the Nats in the playoffs.” *After the DeRosa signing* “Nooooooo!”

  25. slew says:
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    The Reds are updating there rotation, Cueto will be pitching tomorrow and Leake will be moved to Saturday.

    Nobody is safe with Dusty around, nobody.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Thanks for the heads up!

  26. slew says:
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    Would you stream any of these pitchers tomorrow, 14 team,
    Mchugh v Pit
    Lannan @ Phi
    Eovaldi @ Atl

    or is it better to pick up Porcello v KC on Wed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are good… Neither is Porcello… If I really had to throw one, it would be McHugh…

  27. tom says:
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    Grey, would you say that J.Zimmermann is safe to drop? Not sure how much we’ll get out of his saturday start @StL. This is my 10 team H2H final…decent chance my opponent picks him up but I could use the roster spot to try for some free agent saves (opponent has 4 closers to my 2).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it…

  28. Steve says:
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    Have to keep reminding myself, that I no longer care about how a bunch of players perform anymore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For what H2H? How’s the keeper doing?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, H2H is all done. I finished 5th, and that’s all there is – there isn’t any more:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline

        I’m currently 4th in both the 9- and 14-teamers, but it’s very close between me and the guy(s) in 3rd.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that a Madeline reference? Not familiar with it… Does 3rd pay out?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Yeah – you know Madeline? Read it to my girls so many times.

            Third pays in the 9-teamer, but the 14-teamer isn’t *strictly* a money league

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, don’t have any daughters (that I know of)…. Big money?

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Not huge. Should be enough to cover next year’s entry though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s always nice to get… Rudy and I are still in the heart of it for $8000… We need some steals and runs, still…

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, That would be pretty sweet. Runs are a nightmare. You can have a team of guys who can get on base, yet none of them come around to score.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, this late in the game if I’m saying runs you gotta realize that you can’t gain more than maybe ten on someone so you can imagine how close it is… It’s like ten runs between 4th and 8th place… So we can gain about three points or lose that many…

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, You guys have Cespedes?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We do… Not on the *the* team that matters…

  29. Hondo says:
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    Finally a hit.Thank you Andy Dirks.Now I’m 1-11 to start the championship round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’m 2/9 so far this week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, man… I enjoyed that a lot…

  30. Steve says:
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    Man, the Robot has been TERRIBLE lately. Had to come back to earth (again) at some stage I suppose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The entire Pirates team seems to have come back to earth… Mostly their pitching that really hurt them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t watched the whole Marlins show — I watched about 4 episodes — but I was surprised at how little was actually said by Ozzie. I figured he was so unfiltered that some things had to get through, but I think the Marlins had to have the producers in their back pocket… He does seem like he has no sense of humor… I mean, he laughs but it’s usually inappropriate and there’s nothing funny that’s been said…

  31. TheNewGuy says:
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    What is wrong with Lawrie? Not one measly homer or steal since he came back off the shelf, as bad as Hosmers been Lawrie’s not been much better. Big bust.

    Need production now as im in my H2H playoff final, finally decided I should look for production and not just keep faith in Lawrie cos of his name value. Chipper or Chisenhall to replace him? Not much there I know…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… He must still be nursing an injury…. I’d go Chisenhall…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’ve ended up with Lawrie in both my keepers. Do you think Early-2013 Grey will like him for next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s still young and can be very special… Could easily be a top 3 3rd basemen next year…

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey, I’m done with drafting sophmore guys high next year. Jennings, Hosmer, Lawrie…not one of them delivered on their high price tag. That means no Rizzo, Harper etc for me next year…the sophmore slumps exists it’s clearly not a myth I tell thee!

            Think I’ll actually be more interested in Hos,DJ, Lawrie next year as they’ll come at a much cheaper price and could become a bargain. Think Jason Heyward: good year, crap year, good year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s Saberhagenmetrics… I’m a big believer in that… I’ll be in on all three of those guys next year…

              • TheNewGuy says:
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                @Grey, Ha yeah thats the term I was looking for.

  32. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Another HR for Kozma.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His minor league numbers look pretty terrible…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, not suggesting he will be fantasy relevant. As long as he wins the playoff MVP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… Yeah, wouldn’t mind if he turns it on so some people are fooled into drafting him next year…

  33. Steve says:
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    Holy Ike Davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had him…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Sheesus he really has turned it on after a ice-cold start. Another guy I’d be very interested in for next year, should come cheap.

  34. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Happy to report that thanks to all of your prayers and despite hitting under .100 the first 4 days, I won my championship and made some money. Ended up sweeping pitching cats and just focused on the two offensive cats I had a chance to win and did. Even though my season is over, I’ll be the creepy guy still lurking around just for the laugh. Thanks again and I’ll see you around in the comments section giving my bad advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Congrats! Glad you won it! Creep on, creeper…

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Grey,

        Thanks! The only thing better than winning money is winning your friends money ha. Even better, talking about doubling buy in and winnings for next year. I hate not promoting your site to them, but your my little secret.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Yes… True… I understand…

  35. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey…

    I currently have 3 closers: Valverde, Putz and Soriano. My opponent has Storen, Motte, Casilla, and Balfour. My league has a 6 move per week limit and the finals run through next wednesday. Would you pick up a 4th closer? If so, who do you like out of Street, Bailey, Wilton Lopez, League, and Glenn Perkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold my moves for a day or two and look to see how far or close you’re on Wednesday…

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Ok, thanks bro. That blue jays orioles double header put me in a hole already because he has encarnacion and Adam jones. Fortunately beltre and Donaldson offset the damage a bit for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… It just put me in a hole without the glimmer of hope…

  36. Steve says:
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    Josh saw that one OK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So bizarre how he went from knowing having any idea what was wrong to back in and looking fine…

  37. Steve says:
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    JP Arencibia!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Steve, JPA -34 on my Fantasy Razzball team today.

  38. Steve says:
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    That wasn’t Mike Jacobs who just pinch-hit in Colorado was it? January Grey is getting excited already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was once good! Ha… I really thought he was out of baseball… Ah, September baseball, even Mike Jacobs and Mark DeRosa can get ABs…

  39. Steve says:
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    Janssen about to ruin a pretty decent RCL day for me.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Holy shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He reeled it in… Was close to disastrous though, before Mini Donkey did some his part…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, That’s for all the times when you’ve said “gee, a triple play would be pretty handy right now”.

        Though I also have Mini Donkey in the RCL, so that was very much a two-sided outcome there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense since Reynolds is a two outcome player… K or HR…

  40. Cole says:
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    Man did Estrada get el shaft today! 4th inning, 2 out, 2 on, 2-1 Nates(only one earned), Gomez loses Werth’s pop-up in the sun, both runs score. Then he walks Harper walks, Zimmerman hits the 3 run shot. From one earned run to six in one lost fly ball in the sun. EFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole, Yeah, I saw that… Stream-o-Nator’s not happy with that defense miscue at all…

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey, I don’t follow nats games closely, so i was surprised to hear that this happens all the time at their park. WAS had two drops and one near drop that made a big difference in the sunday game against MIL. So do we (as a collective razz nation) sit pitchers in day games @WAS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure I follow…

  41. ferris says:
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    clippard is clearly a drop even in nl-only re-draft now

    true?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris, Yup

  42. Prezii says:
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    Grey, man you gotta take up this football thing and help out… Its a dead zone over there. Or sky has to grow his stache out.. somethin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, go help him liven the place up with some imaginary horses and shizz…

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