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I’m not trying to double dip here but I can’t help a good Tyson Ross play. Speaking of double dipping, I would be remiss to not include this classic double dipping clip. Back on to Tyson, I’m not going to appeal to the low hanging fruit and go all Hangover because that movie kinda sucked. Sky covered Mike Tyson’s Punchout here and I don’t want to be “that guy” so instead I will talk about how much I love Tyson Ross tomorrow and leave the video gaming to my Sky-Dog! OK, one thing I have to say is when I first saw my best friend beat Mike Tyson we jumped up and down screaming like school girls. Tyson Ross has been taking his Hodgepadre act on the road in the month of July. His last two road shows have resulted in a 6 innings 6 K’s with 2 ER in Colorado and a 7 inning 9 K’s with 1 ER against the Dodgers. He’s also pitched well on the road against the White Sox, Reds, and Phillies, which also happen to all be hitters parks. Today he gets the third worst K rate Cubs in their hitters park with no wind factor to hurt him. At $9,300, I like his value far more than Max Scherzer ($11,400) or Garrett Richards ($10,200) and will be pairing him with an equally awesome match-up below.

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Corey Kluber, SP: $9,000 – He’s dropped double digit K’s five times this season and twice already in July. I’m not very afraid of the Royals, who Kluber sports a 1.61 ERA against this year with 26 K’s in 22.1 innings. He was almost my lead but he lost the coin flip. It would have been a boxing pun, do you all remember Clubber Lang?

Garrett Jones, 1B: $3,600 – A value corner play today who owns Aaron Harang (9 for 21 with 3 doubles and a HR). It’s a thin afternoon and with the $18,300 I have recommended you pay for pitching, so it will require you to save somewhere else. Trust me, it works. Our resident president of the Game of Thrones fan club played Adam Dunn on Tuesday and scored with a cheap dong. Well played Señor.

Curtis Granderson, OF: $4,200 – I like picking on non-elite pitchers after they throw a complete game shutout. Today’s pitchers are soft like a beanie baby and Matt Garza’s last time on the hill resulted in a hook in the first inning. Granderson has good career numbers (4 doubles and 1 HR) against and has been as dangerous with the long ball as any elite player. The hitter friendly Miller Park welcomes him and an off day dong is in my crystal ball.

Seth Smith, OF: $4,100 – The lispers nightmare is turning into my new favorite off day hero. He’s no Colby Rasmus yet, but he’s on his way. Getting out of the offensively restrictive confines of Petco makes him a must play today. If you want to play a Mike Trout or Ryan Braun then I suggest pairing him up to save a few bucks.

Christian Yelich, OF: $4,100 – He’s been hot coming out of the break (3 multi-hit games) and is always scoring runs. He has one blast against Harang in his short career and is always a threat to steal a base. I’m feeling a little stack against the Braves today.

Marcell Ozuna, OF: $4,100 – My other stack piece against Harang today. Ozuna has gone 4 for 8 with 2 Homers against and I like the Marlins to put up some numbers today. Why pay for Giancarlo when the others will give you a ride for free….OK, it’s not free but it sounded good while I was writing this.

Brian Dozier, 2B/SS: $4,600 – He’s a bit high in the price tag but I’m willing to sprinkle some love his way. He’s a really solid play and in a day that I find it slim MI pickins, I can’t help but want to play him. There are some other upside punt plays in here but if you are looking for a solid anchor then you can’t do much better than a HR/SB threat.

Evan Gattis, C: $4,000 – I’m usually a punter when it comes to catcher but today I’m going dumpster diving with my favorite transient MLBer. He’s 5 for 7 with 2 doubles and a dong against Henderson Alvarez in his short career. He’s back from the DL and looking primed to give one a ride.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

The MIA@ATL game is calling it mostly cloudy after a day of isolated thunderstorms so be sure to keep up on the game status if you want to use one of their pitchers. I would pass on the arms but the bats should be good to go if there is a delay. The CHW@MIN game has “few showers” in the forecast. What is “few showers”? Does that mean there are going to be three? That’s a pretty ballsy weatherperson. Speaking of weather people I love the names. I know you do too. I think the formula is a city followed by a weather term or a wether term followed by a city? Buffalo Blizzard….Sunny Seattle? I have no idea. Give your best weatherperson name below.

Doing Lines In Vegas

Not a lot of faith in runs being scored today for the late set. The only game above 7 1/2 is the CHW@MIN which is set at 8 1/2. That’s it? WTF…go figure. Lates!

From Around The Web

  1. Joe says:
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    Rick porcello or jake degrom rest of the year?

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Joe: Rick if he only pitches on the road. Eight of his wins on the road to go with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joe: degrom. I like the k’s

      • Birdmann says:
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        @J-FOH: I like the hard to get wins down the stretch. Get you K’s with RP.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Birdmann: I dont chase wins when my ratios can take a raping.

  2. Birdmann says:
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    Cano and Felix for Miggy and Bryd I need power and my pitching is rockin, keeper league I am losing Felix after this year.

    Hope your on about Kluber I need the win.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: I always like to get Miggy with it

  3. Brad says:
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    Tex Thunderclap

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brad: nice….also sounds like a wrestler

  4. Maxi says:
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    12 team keeper ROS league, no AVG, OBP and SLG

    was offered Hanley and Shields for my Pedroia, Cole and Avisail

    I have Wong and Alcantara so I like moving Pedroia, considering I’ve been streaming for a few weeks and my SS is Rutledge. I also have Stroman who I could offer but I honestly think he’ll have a better half to end this year than Cole. thoughts? appreciate it!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Maxi: id try to keep avisail. But with your MI options I dont see the point of Hanley. id try to upgrade other parts of your team

      • Maxi says:
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        @J-FOH: well I’m solid everywhere but SS, and Alcantara is only 2B elgible in Y! the guy also has Ian Desmond, who I originally tried to trade for and might counter for as well

        where do you rank avisail as a keeper then? right now my keepers are abreu, gray, wong, cespedes, and 1 of avisail/alcantara/singleton/dickerson/cole/stroman

        thanks again!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Maxi: avisail and alcantara ahead of wong for me

          • Maxi says:
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            @J-FOH: ok appreciate it…i hope he gets some ABs this year and so we can get acquire a larger sample size

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Maxi: he’s a good hitter with top 25 OF potential

              • Maxi says:
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                @J-FOH: I was now offered Strasburg and Hanley for Stroman, Cole and Pedroia

                2015 will be our last year of round-based keeper value, and then we’re resetting and switching to auction (finally). Accordingly, Strasburg would be a 7th round pick next year, whereas Cole would be a 16th and Stroman a 25th.

                like I said, my only SS is Rutledge so if Hanley hits the DL in the next few days, I should be ok until Tulo is back. but is it worth the risk?

  5. Bob says:
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    Gee or McCarthy or Tillman ROS order

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bob: you ranked them.

      • Bob says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks! wasn’t sure if the win potential of the latter two made them more valuable.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Bob: no prob

  6. gareth says:
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    I’d be wary of starting granderson today. A back up plan may be needed.

    Hes been sick as a dog (really bad flu) and has missed the last two games and most likely tonight too. The manager said it would be “a game time decision.”

    I too batty called the lispers nightmare today. Like you said hes out of Petco (haha – my phone just auto corrected Petco to Percocet). His career numbers against Ejax are nice too.

    Hopefully Theth comes through today.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gareth: I like being optimistic. Thats also why I suggested extra OF’s today

      • gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: granderson: dramatic improvement over the last 12 hours so he’s recovered and is starting. Hopefully he swings through the haze of medication and connects with a home run.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @gareth: a decongestant dong?

          • gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: looking for a round tripper of the good kind that produces runs, as opposed to a round tripper to the toilet – that produces runs.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @gareth: I lived in the bathroom the other day

  7. de nachos says:
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    Let’s go Mets go. Worst team slogan ever. But I’m going to citi field on Monday, Sr. FoH. Hit me up with your proposed machinations and I will do my best to comply.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: very cool. At legoland today. Remind me again

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: Lego reminder #1: stick the round peg in the round hole, not the square one.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: I stick my round peg in lots of different holes

          • gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: You see the Lego movie yet?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @gareth: like 5 times

              • gareth says:
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                @J-FOH: its awesome!

  8. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Great call on Ross. Dude is dealing. Ks all over the place,

    • Carnac says:
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      Yeah, terrific call, Jack.

      Of course, the bad news is you’ll never top this unless you pick a 12 K perfect game!

      • Carnac says:
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        Never mind, just realized he only went 6 innings. What a crap start. Better luck next week!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Carnac: HA! I suck at this

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: like sprinkler

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