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Here’s what I didn’t say in June, but could have, “With the promotion of George Springer and Gregory Polanco, Mike Trout and Mike Trout’s father, Tim Salmon, should make room in their mini-van that’s designed to look like a submarine because there’s new top hitters in the major leagues of baseball.  Put down your periscope, Trout, no need to look any further.  You have the new challenger for your supremacy.  Polanco is especially intriguing due to his blend of speed and power, and inability to hit for a low average.  There’s just no chance he hits below .280.  No chance.  Also, on August 25th play the Powerball numbers 37-08-32-11-09-38.”  And that’s me quoting what I could’ve said!  Of course, I didn’t say it exactly like that, but that was generally my feelings.  As it started to appear like each was overmatched, I told you to sell both of them before they bottomed out.  Springer’s got his strikeout problems, that I’ll go over at some point in the offseason, but Polanco got a raw deal.  He had 6 homers, 12 steals in 64 games.  That’s a 15-homer, 30-steal guy next year.  The Pirates demoted him yesterday as some kind of neg designed by pick-up artist, Mystery.  Polanco’s K-rate wasn’t terrible, his walk rate was fine, he was done in by a .241 average.  A .241 average with the aforementioned strikeout rate that wasn’t bad.  So what happened?  He was unlucky.  That batting average was being grounded by a .277 BABIP.  With his speed, Polanco could easily have a .320 BABIP and a .290 average.  For this year, you can lose him, but I’m still going to like him in 2015.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer and 3rd homer in the last three games.  Dah, I actually picked him up for the batty call, but realized that I had Jon Singleton already in my corner infidel slot.  Why would Jon Singleton stop me from picking up a hot bat in Alvarez?  That’s a question I’d like to ask Yesterday Grey.  I’ve since rectified the situation and grabbed Alvarez.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.98.  Of course he pitched well, he was just waiting until he had scared away every last fantasy owner with his 4 IP, 7 ER game last time out.  Thanks, jackass!

Yadier Molina – Will begin a rehab stint today, which puts him about a week away.  Momma Molina must be thrilled, one less mouth to feed.

Michael Wacha – Will throw live batting practice on Wednesday.  Bad news is that puts him on track to throw maybe one game this year in the majors.  Good news is it’s live batting practice.  The alternative is much worse.  Ask Ted Williams.

Oscar Taveras – 0-for-4.  The Cardinals said Taveras has ‘made huge adjustments at the plate.’  TMI!  Shift your jockstrap when you’re in the dugout.  Gross!

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save and homer allowed to Andrew McCutchen (3-for-4).  On a scale of one to ten, how appropriate is it that my autocorrect wants to change Rosenthal to nonlethal?

Jorge Soler – Who?  OH, HIM!  The Cubs announced he’s being called up to play everyday right field.  I already gave you my Jorge Soler fantasy.  There I said, “Soler’s hot butter on Oprah’s thigh with Stedman moving in.  Sexy and weirdly erotic.  Soler, Bryant and Baez are like 1A, 1B, there’s no 1C and 1D.  Soler missed a month earlier in the year with a hamstring injury, but he’s been fine for a while now.  Shoot, I’d even say F-I-N-E, fine.  He has some slight speed, 30-homer power and a .280 average.  Basically, every All-Star outfielder of the last ten years.  Grabbing a guy with something to prove with this much talent, this is what H2H leagues are won with!  Or any leagues, for that matter.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Nothing’s changed from then, and I’d still grab Soler in every league.

Eric O’Flaherty – The A’s said they prefer to go with the dad from Freaks and Geeks as their closer over Luke Gregerson.  My bad on that, since I thought for sure it would be Gregerson and said so yesterday.  Usually it’s a no-brainer — my specialty! — to just move the set-up man back one inning into the ninth, but if we’ve learned anything there’s no such thing as a no-brainer with Billy Beane.  The road less traveled is the Way of the Beane.  He challenges you to think.  Whether that means having six catchers on the field at once or platooning managers when Melvin doesn’t agree with something.  “Bob, for this inning, Coco Crisp is going to manager, he knows how to hit and run better.”  I grabbed O’Flaherty where I could, but I also didn’t drop Gregerson yet, because I don’t think this is going to be as clear-cut as just giving it to O’Flaherty.  Ryan Cook and Danny Otero could also get looks.  Basically, it’s a closerousel, until we know more.

Drew Pomeranz – Likely to start on Wednesday for the A’s when they use a sixth starter.  Hey, they could have a personal catcher for every pitcher!  Pomeranz is a decent streamer for this matchup, but he’s not guaranteed any starts after this, so don’t drop anyone too valuable for it.

John Jaso – Hit the 7-day concussion DL.  Luckily, the A’s just got Geovany so they have a backup backup backup catcher.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th steal.  That goes with his 25 homers.  And he’s headed for 100 RBIs.  And 90 runs.  Sure, he’s hitting only .252, but you’re quibbling.  No one likes a quibbler.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I’m sure glad I just dropped him yesterday.  Sure am glad.  *dons a potato sack, walks into a Macy’s and asks for a giant French fry cutter*

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Astros.  I wanted to say something like it never hurts to go against a team that is collectively hitting (fill-in number), so I went to look up the Astros’ team batting average.  It’s .240, but what I also saw there…The Padres are hitting .226!  You gotta break some goose eggs to make an omelet and you need to fold those goose eggs that are the Padres into another team.

George Springer – Aiming to return for the first series of September.  Prepare to launch:  Operation Rookie Nookie.

Chris Carter – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer.  Hurry K’d Carter looked done, but he’s back to getting one hit per game, which happens to be a homer.

Jake Odorizzi – 4 IP, 8 ER.  Forget Jake, he’s giving me an angina frown.  His next start is positive on the Stream-o-Nator, but I have to admit you got larger testes than yours truly if you can throw him right after this start.

Delmon Young – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  If he hits 270 homers in September, people are gonna be like, “What bust?!”

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Still believe in my hearts of hearts, which is my heart inside my heart that I shield from you hurtful mothers, that Hardy is going to get to 17 homers by the end of the year.  Yeah, he’s got a long way to go.

Nick Markakis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  On our Player Rater, you wanna guess who had more fantasy value this year:  Markakis or Chris Davis (who also homered yesterday)?  Kind of a trick question.  Sadly, they were tied at 190 going into yesterday’s game.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Yes, anyone that owned any Orioles yesterday were getting the O’s face as just about everyone in the lineup homered, but Pearce is hot again.  He’s now homered four times in the last eight days, which The Beatles would call a week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  O’s jumped out to an early lead and Tillman cruised out to the Ivictory Coast and stayed overnight at the W.  Comped room like a baller!

Adam Eaton – Set to return from the DL on Tuesday.  I feel like whenever Eaton is mentioned the thought of him is greater than he actually is.  Maybe everyone’s just hungry.  He has 1 homer and 12 steals this year with a .304 average that’s being supported by an inflated BABIP.  He’s fine if you need speed and a guy that should get runs, but is he any better than Denard Span or Ben Revere, assuming they are different guys?  Nah, not really.

David Ortiz – Didn’t start yesterday due to his elbow/foot.  Guess that means Ortiz has a foreshin and thighceps.

Clay Buchholz – 8 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 5.77.  Fired Red Sox Marketing Exec, “If anyone accuses Buchholz of putting suntan lotion on his arms to help his pitches, we’ll have Pedroia biting on Buchholz pants, pulling them down like the Coppertone Baby!”

Mookie Betts – 1-for-3 and a slam (2) and legs (4).  It always amuses me how much people are hyped about a guy when he first comes up, but then he gets sent down, returns, starts to produce and people couldn’t care less.  Okay, it only amuses me.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Be interesting to see where he’s drafted next year.  I have a feeling at places like ESPN he’s still going to be overrated even though he’s barely a top 200 player right now.

Koji Uehara – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 4th blown save, after giving up 5 ER in his last appearance.  He’ll probably be fine, but I’m holding onto Edward Mujica just in case, since he seems to have a favored nations clause in his contract even though he hasn’t been terrific.

Jedd Gyorko – Missed his third game of the last four due to a strained hamstring.  EverCab must’ve sneezed on him.

Carlos Quentin – Done for the season.  I gotta admit, I had no idea he was still in the league.  I thought he retired after the 2011 season.  This is weird.

Kyle Lohse – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Padres.  Up in the Carter blurb we learned about the threat on good taste that the Padres are pulling off.  Seriously, has any team ever hit for that low of an average before?  My Google is broken.

Aramis Ramirez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  In this game, Ryan Braun also homered (3-for-4, 2 runs, his 17th homer).  Both guys left the game early and because my Google is broken, I’m gonna guess at least one of them is injured.  Never in the history of ever have Aramis and Braun both left the game early and not one of them been hurt.  Hey, Time Warner fixed my Google.  Braun has a left quad bruise and is day-to-day, it says there, where I wrote it.

Wade LeBlanc – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  But if a monkey were playing third, that would’ve been hilarious!

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer.  Only three more to go!

Jarred Cosart – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA on the Marlins down to 2.08.  Still don’t trust him, and if you pick up Jarred, you will end up scarred.

Yu Darvish – Rangers GM said Darvish is likely done this year.  Here I thought they’d send him out there to try to get their elusive 55th win.  The Rangers fan that went into a coma in March and is just now shaking out of it may want to go comatose again for another six months.  Comatose Rangers fan, “I just hope Darvish is ready for the playoffs!  Right?  How come everyone’s looking at me weird?  I can handle it.  What’s up?”

Shin-Soo Choo – Will have season-ending elbow surgery.  Comatose Rangers Fan, “Thank God, we went out and got Fielder this offseason.  Right?  Stop staring at me and say something!”

Derek Holland – Will return to the Rangers rotation next week.  Comatose Rangers Fan, “Who does that bump from the rotation?  Alexi Ogando? Matt HarrisonTanner ScheppersMartin Perez?  Hello?  Please, I have to know what’s happened to my Rangers!”

Miles Mikolas – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Better still was the smile on his proud Cousin Larry’s face.

Wilin Rosario – Sat out for his third straight game due to a wrist issue.  After Weiss said he was starting McKenry again, Rosario indicated the wrist issue by making a jerking off motion.

Tim Lincecum – Was removed from the rotation.  Next stop, getting traded to the Rockies.  I’d love to see the clauses Lincecum would put into that contract.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, 3.18 ERA on the Giants.  It hasn’t hurt to face the weak sisters of the NL, and I’d grab Peavy if he’s out there in your league.  He should get the Brewers at home (fine), Tigers (not good), then the Diamondbacks twice and the Padres twice.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Didn’t start yesterday due to a sore side.  That sounds like a day-to-day injury that becomes a month-long thing that people are just shaking their heads over and saying, “Oblique.”

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA barely up to 2.81.  Tanner put up with a lot of negative stereotypes when The Jersey Shore was popular, but he’s turned into a solid number three starter this year.  Good for him, bad for me since I dropped him and Rudy grabbed him.  *shakes fist*  Rudy!!!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  That puts recovery from a broken hamate bone at about 4 months.

A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 4.30.  Well, 12 Ks makes me stand up at attention.  And I’m not standing on my feet, if you catch my drift.  If you don’t, stand a little to your left and I’ll fan my drift in that direction.  Got it now?  Nice.  Double barrel Burnett action makes me want to tug on my ear.  He’s been unreliable all year, looking to get tattooed even when on the mound, but if you need Ks, he goes to Metco next time out.

Carlos Ruiz – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  His upside ceiling is low like the 7 1/2 floor from Being John Malkovich, but he is hitting near-.400 in the last week and has two homers in the last 11 games.

Cody Asche – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  I told you he was a preseason sleeper!  *slowly tiptoes out of the room*

Michael Pineda – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.95.  Since I don’t own him, can someone check him for pine tar?  Stream-o-Nator hates him in just about every start, but I’d definitely stream him if I had the need and he was available in my league.

Martin Prado – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Pretty terrible season overall, unless you’re only comparing him to Ryan Zimmerman.  Then he hasn’t been bad.

Stephen Drew – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  I was watching the game yesterday and when the announcer said, “Drew up.”  I did momentarily feel queasy.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .280.  I projected him for 13 homers, a .279 average and *covers mouth* 32 steals (he has 35).  I ranked him 29th in the preseason, and I was very low on him compared to others.  He’s currently ranked 54th overall on our Player Rater.

Eric Hosmer – Began swinging a bat, and is probably two weeks away barring any setbacks.  Be interesting to see if the media picks up right where they left off when he went on the DL with them following him around to see if he can get to 7 homers.  It’s a post-steroids era home run chase.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer.  Don’t you want to get his autograph and ask him to sign it, “Mostsuckass?”  Maybe it’s just me.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4 and his 29th steal.  Kinda sad how he steals bases just to get the love of Rajai, The King of SAGNOF.  Like a child that doesn’t get enough attention.

James Shields – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  In the box score, it listed the Royals pitchers as, “J Shields, F Bueno.”  Yeah, indeed.  F being decent too.  And F even being mediocre.

  1. Redlegs says:
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    Jumped all over Gregerson last night when you told me too. Yeah. Oh well, between Odorizzi and Shields, my ratios are F’d anyway so dropping Joe Nathan can’t hurt that much. Thank Jeebus I have two weeks to recover.

    On the bright side, I was able to snag Soler…

    Talked way too much shit this season to bow out in the first round of playoffs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Redlegs: Hopefully you win it to justify your bragging!

  2. Tim Whatley says:
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    Great stuff, as usual Grey…

    Question: Just a keeper league question (for next year and beyond) Rusney Castillo or Jorge Soler? Upside-wise…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim Whatley: Thanks! Kind of a toss up, I’d go Soler for total upside, Castillo could make a quicker impact

      • ERad says:
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        I’m back from Odorizzi island – but guess what – I’m going back there this weekend for Boston. How you like those cahones.

        I have a 7 game lead for the regular season H2H 6×6 champion – pays out $550 – and I’m playing 2nd place. I just need 3 categories to cash that moolah – thanks for all the help this year Grey, time to wrap this shizz up B!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Hope it works for you!

  3. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Vargas or Soler for UTIL spot? Thanks.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Wilson: Same boat. I’d give Vargas a few more games he was simply awesome last week.

  4. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Carlos Carrasco or Wily Peralta?

  5. Piranhaman says:
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    Mike Napoli or Angel Pagan ROS??

    (My team has got both of decent power and speed)

  6. SMLV1 says:
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    Any room to add Soler in my 12 Team Y! Standard Re-Draft League?

    NONE – C
    Rizzo – 1B
    Dozier – 2B
    Rendon – 3B
    Andrus – SS
    Baez – 2B,SS
    Stanton – OF
    Puig – OF
    Josh Hamilton – OF
    Moss – 1B,OF
    Duda – 1B,OF
    Myers – OF

    E. Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Arrieta
    Gio Gonzalez
    Odorizzi
    A. Wood
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Rondon
    Feliz

    Im not sure I wanna have 3 Cubs on my roster. Not carrying a Catcher right now due to the fact Im playing a team that gave up (He only has Mauer and Adam Jones active).

    Waiting to see who stays cold or hot to dump one of Duda, Moss, Myers or Hamilton for a Catcher next week.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @SMLV1: Lose Moss for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: You don’t need him, though it’s hard to say with your lineup, I’m guessing you don’t play in a 6 OF league

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @Grey: No, Its a 3 OF, 2 Util Spots. So use 5 of those 6 OF’s daily.

        • SMLV1 says:
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          @SMLV1: Well 4 of those 6 OF’s Andrus is my main SS and use Baez in my utils.

  7. Duke says:
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    Soler or Avisail ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Avisail

  8. Tony Mags says:
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    Drop Arcia for Soler?

    • Tony Mags says:
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      Or drop Myers for Soler?

  9. Ryu Kidding me? says:
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    Who do I drop to pick up Soler…. Jay, Moss, Avisail

  10. Russ says:
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    Carlos Quentin, worth keeping in a 40 man dynasty or am I wasting a DL spot?

    • Russ says:
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      @Russ: meant to say, 40 man roster, 16 team league

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Russ: Nothing there but more frustration for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ: Wasting DL slot

  11. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey pick two starters on 8/27~8/29

    8/27
    Latos vs CHN JTurner(R) $13.4
    Wheeler vs ATL JTeheran(R) $13
    Hudson vs COL FMorales(L) $12.7
    Santiago vs MIA HAlvarez(R) $12.1
    Ventura vs MIN PHughes(R) $12
    Gallardo vs SD ODespaigne(R) $11.4
    Fister vs PHI KKendrick(R) $10/2

    8/28
    Minor vs NYM JNiese(L) $14.3
    Leake vs JArrieta(R) $12.7
    McHugh vs TEX NTepesch(R) $10.7
    Carrasco vs CHA JDanks(L) $8.7
    Niese vs Minor $8.5

    8/29
    Santana vs MIA TKoehler(R) $20.8
    Iwakuma vs WSH JZimmermann(R) $19.3
    Haren vs SF ACashner(R) $12.6
    Miller vs CHN KHendricks(R) $11.8
    deGrom vs PHI DBuchanan(R) $11.4
    Volquez vs CIN ASimon(R) $10.4
    Archer vs BOS BWorkman(R) $10.3
    Cashner vs LAD DHaren(R) $10.1
    Zimmermann vs SEA Iwakuma $8.6

    Thanks!

    Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: What do you want? Two from each day or two total?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Two best starters for each day. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Latos, Wheeler… Minor, McHugh… Ervin, Iwakuma

      • Jonas says:
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        @Grey: hisashi my dashi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  12. troy says:
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    Battling for playoffs and Polanco gets sent down.. only have 9 moves left and trying to save them for playoffs. But is it worth dropping polanco to add one of dyson, jay, joyce, incarte, or peralta. Pretty deep lewgue and start 5 ofs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: Can you play this week without an OF?

  13. elipitt says:
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    I’m in first and getting near my starts limit (29 left). I have Cobb, Cole and Wood. Wood seems obvious against the Mets. Do I start Cobb and Cole also?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elipitt: I don’t know their matchups

      • elipitt says:
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        @Grey: A Wood vs Mets, Cole vs Cards, Cobb vs O’s. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start only Wood

  14. elipitt says:
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    I’m in first and getting near my starts limit (29 left). I have Cobb, Cole and Wood. Wood seems obvious against the Mets. Do I start Cobb and Cole also?

    Thanks!

    • elipitt says:
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      @elipitt: woops, didn’t mean to post twice. Can you delete one?

  15. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The average human eats 8 spiders in his/her lifetime while sleeping

    • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: yum!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Sorry to do this, Jef, but that’s been proven to be a myth that somehow ended up on Snapple caps. But I love you and you’re doing god’s work!

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Phil of the Future: They myth that Snapple cap trivia is a myth has been proven to be a myth

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Fireball Feliz: Ha. It’s like Inception up in here. Sorry to rain on everyone’s parade I just can’t be okay with people actually thinking they’re eating freaking spiders while they sleep.

          • Fireball Feliz says:
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            @Phil of the Future: If a Bumgarner poops in the woods but no one’s there to see it, does he actually poop?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Id like to see how that was proven.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I think the facts should be straight facts, not these ‘average human’ ones. Like a giraffe has no neck. Fact. What about a not very average guy?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, whoever said they shouldn’t be real facts, steered you wrong… That was a bad note…

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I could see third world countries bringing our average up

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: So would I!

    • PK says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: So if one of those spiders makes a web in your esophagus, catches a bug and eats it, does that count as you eating the bug too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: That’s why I ate 8 all in one day, so I could eat them on my own terms

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: ha

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I believe you

  16. Matty says:
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    The Yahoo commentary on Mikolas is an Ace of Base reference. Have they already phoned it in for the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Yeah, saw that, bonkers… He obviously deserves Perfect Strangers commentary

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    Apparently Polanco should be back in a few days when rosters expand. They just sent him down to get a breather as he was in the midst of a 1 for 31 stretch or something.

    So with Polanco likely back in less than a week, Springer due back in a week, how do you rank these guys ROS: Polanco, Springer, Soler, Duda, Span, Ozuna

    Thanks!

  18. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Mesoraco or drop for Norris,,Castro, D’arnaud, Ruiz

  19. outfielding says:
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    Drop Crawford for soler?

  20. Alex says:
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    I dropped Mesoraco for Soler… Mes was filling my utility spot, and he’s been slumping hard. The deed has been done, but would anybody else have made the same move? It was either to drop Mesoraco or Avisail…

    • Pope says:
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      @Alex: Yup, no reason to carry two catchers

      • Alex says:
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        @Pope: For a while it was working. I have Lucroy as my primary.

        • Pope says:
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          @Alex: You could do a lot worse than Mesoraco at your UT for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Don’t carry 2 catchers

  21. showmoredongwong says:
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    avisail or soler for keepers..

    also i’m bleeding stats in sbs/avg/obp. obviously youdont know who’s avail in my league, but what type of player should i be targeting? mookie betts? positions not really an issue.

  22. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    What you think – droping Austin Jackson and adding Soler??

    Gracias

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Chris: DO IT

  23. AMolnar says:
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    Thoughts on HOlland ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AMolnar: Wouldn’t touch him in any league

  24. Boston Mike says:
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    Mookie or Alcides ROS?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Boston Mike: Mookie

      • Janssen with the Stars says:
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        @Grey:

        What about mookie or andrus?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mookie

  25. Pope says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Holland – Ha! And so true on Dyson… SAGNOF

    In a 12 team H2H, we keep 2, would you cut Carter for Soler? Carter has been playing for me everyday, but only because of his crazy power streak. If it wasn’t a short day he might have been on the bench for me yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: Thanks! I’d go with Soler

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning everyone.
    Grey I think I need to prepare for my young arms to start to potentially tire a bit(odorizzi got me thinking).
    I want to bid on Pomeranz and take a chance that he gets some more starts. You think it’s worth dropping Marisnick? Should be fine, right?(I have Soler and Springer coming back)

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man. What about Petit from the Giants as well? He was sneaky good as a starter last year and he might end up with Timmy’s spot. Prefer him or don’t know enough to say?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t prefer Petit

  27. Jay says:
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    With polanco being sent down was able to grab soler to feed my need for that rookie nookie.

    Take Alvarez over gyorko ROS?

    Neosporain has really helped with my catcher scab this year, but maybe too much as I have had Rosario rotting away in that spot all season. But damn what a waste. Even when doode does play he isn’t productive. Grab Castro or let it ride with Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Go with Alvarez… I’d go with Castro

  28. JAL says:
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    Stream Pomeranz @ HOU and/or Hughes @ KC tomorrow? If only one? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Pomeranz

  29. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    drop reddick for soler?
    2. drop andrus for mookie? already have baez at SS but need steals. did already grab yelich for yesterday (good call there).

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I want to play in a league where I can drop these caliber players. Really? Yellich was on waivers?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Bye Felicia: @Bye Felicia: yeah it’s weird, 10 teamer with deep benches so our pitchers are way deeper than 12 team leagues (arrieta was gone about 2 weeks before anybody around here would’ve advised one to actually own him), but hitters fly in and out of rosters, even good ones.

  30. Lville Jim says:
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    Had a nice double batty call yesterday with Alvarez and Reddick.

  31. Joe says:
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    Drop Butler, Erick Aybar, N Walker or Baez for Soler? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Butler

  32. Hawk says:
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    Denard Span and Ben Revere are the same guy – Benard Spanvere !

  33. J says:
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    My hitting lineup atm:

    C- Devin Mesoraco
    1B- David Ortiz
    2B- Jason Kipnis
    3B- Pablo Sandoval
    SS- Asdrubal Cabrera
    MI- Anthony Rendon
    IF- Chris Carter
    OF- Jayson Heyward, Jason Werth, Billy Hamilton, Corey Dickerson
    Util- Jedd Gyorko, Josh Reddick
    BN- Neil Walker, Carl Crawford
    DL- Joey Votto, AJ Pollack
    NA- Jorge Soler

    Will probably look to drop down to one bench batter come playoff time.

    a) Who gets the boot to make room for Soler? I figure I can wait it out a while since I’m a lock for the postseason.
    b) Guys like Avasail, Austin Jackson, Arcia, Pearce on the wire. Anyone worth a look?
    c) Is someone like Kipnis droppable if I have other decent MI options and he continues to be mediocre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: 1. Crawford 2 Walker over Reddick, Pearce over Reddick C) Nah

  34. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    So here’s the world’s dumbest question- I’ve never played in a league with an starts cap before. What do I do with my SP’s once I hit the cap? Horde them so no one else can have them? Release them back into the wild?

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Probably should have tried to trade a couple of them once you started to get close to being maxed out.

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: Are you playing Roto? My league is Roto with 200 start limit, and I try to hit the 200 start limit with 2 weeks left in the season. Only hold on to your Ace if the guy with the highest waiver pick will benefit from him and possibly pass you in points due to the pick up. Pick up RP’s that get a lot of K’s and pitch almost every other day. Your league rules might be different, but in ours relievers still count towards your stats, as long as they aren’t starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: You can probably get RP stats once you pass your SP max, so you drop them for RPs

    • McGrupp says:
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      A possibly-related tip:

      In Yahoo roto leagues with innings limits, all pitching stats from the day you reach it will count, so stream that whole probable list.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  35. Robert says:
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    for h2h playoffs starting next week: drop Cashner to add Peavy for his great matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Peavy’s great matchups don’t start next week though

  36. Oppo Taco says:
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    Betts Wong hill or scooter ROS at 2b?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Wong

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Wong

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Wong

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Betts

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Wong

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Betts!

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: WONG!!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      B. E. T. T. S.

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Ding Dong….Who is it….WONG!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Place your BETTS!

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Grab your WONG

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mookie NOOKIE

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: if you want a dong pick up Wong

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If you’re a BETTSing man, the choice is obvious

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: I like to wear reverse thongs to show off my BIG WONG

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I feel like the deck is stacked against me because you get to play with Wong, and I gets BETTS!

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Everybody should play with WONG

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Betts they do

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Nice…we are a Wong ways away from being done

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You Betts believe that!

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: your not going to believe this, I just found a golden ticket in my Willy WONGka bar

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Weird cause I’m that track and they just said the BETTSing window is open…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Nice ..if you win I’ll have WONG hand in my pocket and the other WONG giving you a high five

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Who just told me you better, you better, you BETTS

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Wow your at the track with The Who..I give up, you Wong

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You BETTs’er believe it!

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: This has been like a Wong kiss Goodnight

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You Betts your life!

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Let me know when your ready to put your Wong between your legs and waive the white flag

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Let ME know when you wanna stomp this out like a cigarette Betts…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: I think you meant when I WONG to stomp this out like a cigarette Butt..your auto correct is acting up again

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Face down, BETTS up, that’s the way we like to…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: If that’s the case..you definitely need a big WONG in your life.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m a BETTS man, I can not lie…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Same here we have a Wong in common.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “If we have a Wong in common, I’d rather be blind.” — Quote by Bettsa James.

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Ha ha thats soooo Wong

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Scooter

  37. Cram It says:
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    Braun had a knee to knee collision while running to 1st in the first inning. Said he’s fine and since he stayed in, he should be good to go. I say this while wearing a necklace of Lucky Charms marshmallows and swinging a picture of Braun over incense smoke as Deep Forest plays in the background.

  38. Tom says:
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    Drop Vargas, Rios, or Wong for Soler?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Tom: Rios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yeah, Rios

  39. SportiveTricks says:
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    Hey-low,

    So, I’ve been getting some meh-duction at SS from Alcides for some time now, and the stupid Rotoworld notes writer got in my head this morning by pointing out that Alcides hasn’t been stealing bases in the second half. He hasn’t. I’ve used my streamer spot and plugged in Betts for now, but is it time to part ways with Alcides? I want to use the spot to start Pomeranz tomorrow….

    BTW, is there a glossary term for when Rotoworld notes get in your head? Tranny porn, perhaps?

    Love yas, mwah!

  40. ashtray says:
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    Trying to find some nice pitchers down the stretch. What are your thoughts on Hector Santiago? His next 5 games look to be:

    vs MIA, @ HOU, @ MIN, vs HOU, vs SEA

    Also, Odorizzi (I know he got crushed yesterday but his Home/Away splits are drastic) has:

    vs BOS, vs TOR, @ NYY, vs NYY, vs CWS

    Trust either of these as a 7th/8th starter in a 12 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: I don’t trust either

  41. papasmurf says:
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    Soler > Avisail, Arcia, or Vargas?

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @papasmurf: For what type of league? Need more info

    • papasmurf says:
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      @papasmurf: 6×6 keeper.

      (Regular 5 plus OBP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: I’d go with Vargas first

  42. Gator says:
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    Great site. Lots of laughs. How would you rank these players for 2015 – Polanco, Bryant, Wong, Alex Gordon, Hosmer?

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Gator: Hosmer, Gordon, Polanco, Wong…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: Thanks! Polanco, Gordon, Wong

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sit Dickerson v. MadBum today? Would be playing Brantley (v. Quintana), Calhoun (v. Eovaldi) + Vargas (v. Duffy) instead.

    Also – any idea what’s going on with Bautista and his extended slump? His .095 average has been killing my first round of the playoffs!

  44. can't fight fate says:
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    Drop either Cuddyer or Gyorko for Betts or Pierce. 1st base is set, SS is set, just want a healthy bat. Or hang on to Cuddyer/Gyorko.

  45. joe says:
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    Odorizzi or Fiers? needs wins/era
    Kenny Vargas or Soler
    standard league

    • joe says:
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      @joe: @joe: never mind the second question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Fiers… Vargas

  46. J-MoneyIV says:
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    Morning Grey.

    What are your thoughts on Yusmeiro Petit of the Giants? He is getting a spot start on Thursday at home vs Colorado and could stay in the rotation if he does well.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @J-MoneyIV: Nothing more than a streamer…check with S.O.N.

  47. CheddarBob says:
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    I’ve got 5 pitchers with starts today, all of them at home. Should I start all 5?

    Cueto vs Cubs
    Shoemaker vs Marlins
    Porcello vs Yanks
    Paxton vs Rangers
    Duffy vs Twins

    • Cram It says:
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      @CheddarBob: Looks good to me. Porcello worries me, but he always has.

  48. Lou says:
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    Hey Guys, keeper question for next year…pick your best 4 to keep:

    – Dee Gordon 10th
    – Puig 12th
    – Harper 15th
    – Chapman 16th
    – Cespedes 17th
    – Yelich 21st

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Lou: Gordon, Puig, Harper, Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lou: What F said

      • Lou says:
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        @Grey: hmm, thanks.. i luv Chap tho in 16…if I let Dee Gordon go, what round would he get drafted next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Lou: The third round of a 5 team league…

          • Lou says:
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            @Grey: nice, so 6th rd in 10 man league i assume ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Before that, around 45

  49. danny almonte says:
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    drop Mejia for O Flaherty?

  50. Hi everyone — Who is the best pickup to replace Odorizzi between Pomeranz, Wada, Gausman, McHugh, Bauer, and Haren? Or use that spot for streamers?

    It’s a 14-team redraft roto league, with Fister, AWood, Cobb, and Teheran already starting for me. I’m just about on pace for IP, and my biggest needs are Ws and Ks.

    Same league, is Quackenbush or Gregerson a better speculative add for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: I’d stream…. Gregerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Oh my God, they hit .170 for a month!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: And yet people still show up to Petco. San Diego sports fans must suffer from battered person syndrome. Or they really like free camo jerseys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve found it hard to find a cammo jersey in your closet…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Have to stop storing a forest in there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I got a good deal on chia pets!

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: Ha! You’re set for last minute presents for years

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Who wants a Scooby Chia?!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Or maybe it’s in Narnia

  51. Jon says:
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    Which two do you like most as keepers?

    Hosmer, Lawrie, Arenado, Betts, Alcantara

    • Jon says:
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      Could you rank top 3?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jon: Arenado, Betts, Arismendy

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Jon: Arenado, Hosmer, Alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: What F said

  52. Cram It says:
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    Question for money league participants. In a standard roto with payouts of 1st/2nd/3rd, isn’t 60/30/10 the generally accepted percentage?

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Cram It: I’ve done 70/20/10 but not sure what’s generally accepted.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Whirlaway: Maybe there isn’t one *shrug*. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Don’t think there’s a generally accepted %

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Cram It: those are exactly what i would do and it’s how we run our poker tourneys as well.

  53. Joeg414 says:
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    Looking for a better SS, I have Rutledge. But I could use better avg, runs, sb….. FA’s are: E.Cabrera, Chris Taylor, Jose Ramirez and Marwin Gonzalez. 6×6 Mixed daily roto.

  54. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    Is my shit good?
    Does a bear shit in the woods?
    If I drop an album with no one around to hear it then could,
    I be regarded as an artist or a guy with too much time on his hands,
    Should I really rhyme or should I try to make you dance?
    I’d give anything a try, except for f*cking or sucking a guy,
    Flowing til the day that I singular dice, die,
    Every rapper think that he’s nice, why?
    Making my blood boil, that they rich like soil,
    Cuz you as enjoyable as chewing on tin foil,
    Hands been coiled,
    Around the mic like a boa constrictor,
    While the poor get poorer, and the rich richer, go figure,
    No original gangsta but I owe g’s,
    To bank loans and credit card companies,
    Pumping me with alcohol, i’m bout to fall, somebody please!,
    Catch me, let it be someone who’s got a friggin bag of weed,
    Dippin in my bag of leaves cuz puffin on the trees,
    Is my cup of tea, a couple of these,
    Are getting me right, I write because,
    Nowadays talk the only thing that’s coming cheap,
    Listen up or plug your ears, whatever, I don’t need respect,
    I just need to get it off of my chest like a V neck,
    So when I drop it like Mohammed Ali holding a bar of soap,
    I gotcha saying golly gee the dude is really dope,
    I told ya so, ya thought that I was blowing smoke up ya ass,
    But now i’m blowing ya mind, and blowing some money while blowing that grass,
    I hope ya still feeling me, like a phantom limb, with an artificial arm,
    Grabbing you with hooks, i’m in ya head, you motha fuckas sing along,
    Making magical music like i’m waving a wand,
    From the break of dawn til the early morn,
    Trying to grow my green like i’m fertilizing the lawn,
    You shoulda known this guy is a frickin tickin time bomb,
    And the sky is the limit for him, i’m itching to get right up in,
    The booth and let loose, and get my rhyme on

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: All me, all week. Kickin that brand new flava for ya ear!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m the champ of the people, people! Loving the straight nick rhymes…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Sweet! That track is produced by Apathy, so good. I used it for a line of the day some time ago before you knew the glory of RA

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I can’t believe you didn’t insist I listen to Rugged… I blame you, nick!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: *Ahem*…I absolutely insisted. Suggested long ago, in a primitive time before the revelation of the hip hop line of the day. You asked someone else what new arts you should partake in, the name of the gentleman escapes me, however a young and brash man named Nick, the dick some might say, dared to intervene and bestow his knowledge of the great works of RA, sadly to no avail. Only his pesistance rilvaled his will, and with enough mentions, history was indeed made.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You should’ve insisted more. I’m feeling so groovy now… Go shopping! Go shopping!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: haha. Chino Chino Chino! Apathy Apathy Apathy! Celph Celph Celph! Action Bronson! Listen to Die Rugged Man Die!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t listen to more than Rugged now, I’m sucked in and addicted to this album…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: i know, planting the seed. I will not be blamed again!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, fair enough

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You must come from a Red State

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know of the purple mountains and the enameled plains, but not sure of the red state you speak of…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Wait, is there a church on every corner where a Starbucks should be where you live?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nope, must not apply here!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: Explicit Warning: Listening might make you think, use your brain and not want to waste your money on expensive things.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Use Extreme Caution

  55. Teddy Heater says:
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    SON has the following, I’m really feeling Mccarthy today, thoughts……….

    McCarthy 2.1 @ Det vs Porcello
    or
    Nelson 8.1 @ SD v Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Neither are interesting to me, but I’d go Nelson if I had to

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: It’s H2H finals, so I’m a little more ADD than usually, Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. nick the dick says:
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    G thank you for all the good stuff this year, i’m in 2 leagues and on the brink of getting the 1st overall seed in both. I’m 1 game back in one and 1 1/2 out in the other with easy teams to beat this week so send me some of that mustachio luck to win em both!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: yes, yes, yes…NO NO! Yeaaah baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: Let’s get you those wins! I’ll make you famous…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Ha! You can take my kids, my rhymes, my blood, my life, my soooul

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Grey: @nick the dick: Hes not lying, I cant leave my house

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cause you’re researching facts?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Grey: Ha ha because i have wet tail

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t get Sky mixed up in Wet Tail…

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Grey: Not sure he can handle it….only a select few can.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Ha you seem to be handling the celebrity pressure very well

  57. Let ARoid Play! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I am currently sitting on Polanco, Bryant and now Soler on my Bench in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H Keeper League. These guys would all be 12th Rounders next season as that is the rule with Free Agents. Do you see any of these guys being worth keeping for a 12th Rounder? Even 1 would be nice. We get to keep 2 Players.

    Thanks much Grey.

  58. nick the dick says:
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    Sucks Gray got pushed back to a tougher matchup but I needed that. Have too many guys starting tomorrow, i wouldve had to sit a closer. Latos, Teheran, Ventura, Kluber and Smyly going plus my 4 closers and we start 9 guys. Busy day, disguised blessings!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: RCL Update has three hidden tracks today….FYI read it yo’s!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Ill chiggy-check it out in a few

  59. Mike says:
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    Soler or Avisail ROS?

    • A2K says:
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      @Mike:

      Avisail. Pretty sure GreyBush covered this above.

      • Mike says:
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        @A2K: Didn’t see it, thanks man!

  60. AKSNOW says:
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    Grey, from your previous posts it looks like you’d go Garcia>Soler>Arcia. Correct?

    • A2K says:
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      @AKSNOW:

      My assessment of the comment thread says you got it right. ..
      Right as rain on a tinroof Texas night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AKSNOW: Looks fine, I could see going Soler if you just wanted some upside

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @AKSNOW: Garcia, Arcia, Soler

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: woops i meant garcia soler arcia

    • AKSNOW says:
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      @AKSNOW: Cool, thanks all!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  61. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft – soler or Arica?

    Thanks.

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: wow that was quick. $91 out of $250 left in FAAB. $24 sound about right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Herschel: I don’t know what you’re asking

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey: how much to bid on soler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Herschel: $24 sounds fine, could just go $51 and get him… Not like anyone else of worth is coming up…

    • Herschel says:
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      @Herschel: make that arcia (damn autocorrect).

  62. A2K says:
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    Sit or start?

    Carrasco @CWS

    • A2K says:
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      @A2K:

      10 team h2h
      Yahoo 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  63. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    Should I drop A. Escobar for any of the following schmoes? Solarte, Rosales, Pennington, E. Cab, Suarez, Didi, Simmons, Lowrie, Panik, MarGon, Drew..

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  64. Eric S Bateman says:
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    Hey Grey… quick question, currently in 4th place(final playoff spot) H2H 12 team 5X5, 4 keeper league,but only up by 1/2 a game. Need to keep pace in HR’s, RBI’s, OBP and to a lesser extent steals, to hold my spot this week. Trying to choose 3 from Avisial, Soler, Pearce and Arcia. Also the other quandary I have is stick it out with Alcides at SS, or pick up the slightly resurgent Aybar? As always thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Soler, Pearce… Go Aybar…

      • Eric S Bateman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gey, I was really stuck on Avisail or Arcia(due to Arcia’s ridiculous numbers over the last 15 days) and Alicedes speed “potential” over Aybars consistency and better OBP of late. I assume you prefer Avisail over Arcia due to the latters streakiness and propensity for whiffs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  65. Toe Knee says:
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    Sucks when real life gets in the way of fantasy. Set my lineups read this made 1 comment couldn’t get back to puter. Last night i got 6-40 and Odorizzo. I actually laughed. Danny Santana was dropped. Would you pick him up over Reyes or Dee. Beter start Kuechal@oak Q @ Tex thanks hope you had a nice weekend and none of the Cali boys were affected by the Quake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold on the SS… Better start with who?

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Grey: Quintana Or Kuechal sorry just wrote Q I am also working so mind on 2 things

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Quintana

  66. can't fight fate says:
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    Koji may get shut down in September. Is Mejia worthy of a speculative pickup? Or just wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know what Mejia has to do with him…

  67. ERad says:
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    I’m back from Odorizzi island – and I’m going back this weekend for Boston – I just can’t quit him.

    I have a 7 game lead playing 2nd place this week for the regular season H2H 6×6 champion – winner takes $550 – all I need is 3 categories. Thanks for all the help this year Grey, let’s wrap this shizz up B!

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @ERad: Who are your other options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This feels familiar

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey:

        Ha, I was wondering where my other comment went – found it!

  68. ERad says:
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    Oh – did you see Adam Jones robbing Longo of the HR last night?

    Don’t they know they both play for my fantasy team? It’s like they care more about real life… strange

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah, but doesn’t surprise me since Longo only hits line drives or ground balls…

  69. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey,

    You ranked Hosmer around 85ish for the 2nd Half with a 36/8/38/.280/4 projection. Over a full season that’s roughly 72/16/76/.280/8.

    a. Let’s say he goes 72/16/76/.280/8 next season. Where does that put Hosmer overall for your 2015 rankings?

    b. What is a reasonable ‘best case’ scenario projection for Hosmer next season for R/HR/RBI/AVG? Basically what’s his potential if hitting clicks next season.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That line sounds reasonable… Makes him around 120 overall

  70. stynyr says:
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    10-team, 5×5, h2h

    Drop Blackmon for Wil Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  71. stynyr says:
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    EDIT: Drop Blackmon or Alex Gordon for Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  72. Toe Knee says:
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    Grey Mike’s title Rusney is Puig Latin for Steals is the bomb. You guys should really have a best title contest for the baseball season because there have been some great ones.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good idea, we’ll have JFOH organize it…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you rang…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Grey can’t play!

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Sky: I thought Rudy wrote quite a bit of them too

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Sky: Yes he can, you just have to refer to him as Rudy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Why?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Everyone will vote for you, of course. It’s the mustache

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d vote for you. Just so I seemed impartial.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              ‘Seemed’…haha. I’ll just abstain from voting. Ever since Giant Douche took on Turd Sandwich for president, I’ve kinda not cared about our voting system.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Turd Sandwich wins there in a landslide

          • Toe Knee says:
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            @Sky: Actually Sky you had a few good ones too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t patronize him

            • Toe Knee says:
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              @Toe Knee: Just put titles not authors keep it somewhat impartial

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, JFOH will take care of this…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: Should we have a nomination process by the readers..ie have them do all the leg work and present their favorites to me. Grey/Rudy will be one person like Lennon/McCartney or LaVerne and Shirley.

                  I also would like to have a top three RCL team names. It would be a vote choosing a top three from a list of ten.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ie you do the work! I like the best RCL team name contest better… We can give the winner a Razzball tshirt

                  • i think you go through all the titles, take the ones you like, and then have a vote on them. Don’t note who wrote the title to avoid any voting biases.

                  • Toe Knee says:
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                    @J-FOH: Since i caused this i’ve been going through a bunch if you want some recommondations i can send you some i dated and authored them while taking notes

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Toe Knee: I’m choosing the titles for that post but RCL team names is up for nomination

  73. Jmerts says:
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    I know this is irrelevant to this post, but who would you go with ROS: Steve Pearce or Mark Trumbo? I could use a bump in runs scored and batting average from Pearce, but if I drop trumbo im not getting him back, and he could still get crazy hot in a week or two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  74. KB says:
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    You mentioned in a post earlier this week that you tend to ignore batting average when drafting/targeting players and instead focus on stolen bases and home runs. Can you go into a little more detail on why? Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Average is fickle

  75. Bye Felicia says:
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    Even though I owned Polonco I’m happy he was demoted. Now I can by tix to watch him play again in Indianapolis :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  76. kisses says:
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    pick up pearce or ackley for any of these guys: crawford, sandoval, jon jay, degrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce, Ackley over Crawford and deGrom

      • kisses says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    Mookie or Andrus?

    Wong or Arismendy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie, Wong

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: I want to have a kid just to give him that as a first and middle name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  78. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    So – I just added Timothy Wright in every fantasy football league I’m in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey:

        Pats just traded away their captain and best offensive lineman, Logan Mankins, to Tampa Bay for a fourth round pick and tight end Timothy Wright – who had a nicely quiet year last year. Tells me Gronk might be hurt or that Wright (a pass catching tight-end) will play Aaron Hernandez to Gronk’s Gronk. Hope it doesn’t hurt Vareen’s value as I thought HE’D play that role. Yeah – sorry Grey, gearing up for FF.

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse: Or a perfect Hernandez replacement and this should be on football thread

          • Moronymous Lohse says:
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            @Toe Knee: I know Arm Ass. And I am sorry. It won’t happen again. I just like to help razzfolk with a quick blast before it is more widely known. Again, I do apologize for the football talk and won’t duplicate it here.

            • Toe Knee says:
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              @Moronymous Lohse: i picked him up before you wrote this

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Moronymous Lohse: i’m glad you’re saying this.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: Well he’s not playing baseball too is he?

  79. Big Mike says:
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    Keeper question. 12-man draft league with 8 keepers, and avg/obp/slg are each separate categories. I’ve got Rizzo, Bautista, Reyes and Longoria as no-brainers, plus Cueto and Teheran. But I also have Ross, Latos, Carlos Santana, Werth, Holliday, Trumbo and my two favorite little Rockies – Arenado and Dickerson. Question 1 – do I trade Longoria and keep Arenado? Question 2 – I keep both Arenado and Dickerson, don’t I? Question 3 – Don’t I also need to keep Werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Okay 3. Not really

  80. KillerB says:
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    @grey — I have Sal Perez but I can’t keep him after the season. Wilson Ramos is sitting out there and if I grab him i can keep him next year for $1. Do you think Sal outproduces him ROS significantly or are they a wash from here? And do you like Ramos at a $1 going into next year or is he a waste of a slot? Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re a wash

      • KillerB says:
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        @Grey: Do you think Ramos is worth having at $1 going into next season or does he fall outside the top 10 catchers and have limited upside at age 27-28 to be worth occupying a spot going into next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s worth a dollar, if you have limited options…

  81. Corey says:
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    If I were to receive an advanced copy of your 2015 projections and flipped to 3B, what lines might I see for Nolan Arenado and Miguel Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  82. Aero says:
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    Quintana’s last couple starts have been pretty ‘meh’ (4 ERs each and 10 combined Ks against Bal & SF). Is the start against Cleveland today a solid stream in a win-or-go-home week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a solid stream, it’s risky for reasons you mentioned

  83. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    Got a question for you since I just got this feeling. CJ Edwards was stalled this year due to some mid-season shoulder inflammation. He’s back to being outstanding in his last 3 starts since coming back. Edwards threw 116 innings last year and is only at 50 this year with the minor league season almost at an end. I’m betting the Cubs would like to get him up to at least 116 this year which would require a full slate of starts for the Cubs (come Sept 1) and then a full AFL.

    You think I’m thinking right on this and do you think he’ll be worth a waiver add? (I sent Grandy packing to pick him up since I had Soler to replace Grandy’s sorry numbers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think we see him in any real situation this year, maybe out of the bullpen, but seems doubtful…

  84. Pope says:
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    Grey,
    12 Team H2H, Keep 2
    You cool with me trading Longo ($29) to get Stras ($21)?
    I’ve got Pujols, Rizzo and Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Pope says:
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        Alright sounds good. Glad I have your blessing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  85. Whirlaway says:
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    Is there a glossary term for players who are way better/more valuable at real baseball than fake baseball? Guys like SaL Perez, Yadi, Zobrist, M. Carpenter, Markakis, Pedroia, Posey, J. Turner come to mind. These guys win real baseball games (acc to WAR, defense) but don’t really win fantasy leagues. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all ears…

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: Haha awesome. I’ll rack my infantile brain and see if there’s any creative cells left. Does this definition fall outside of Schmohawk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It does

  86. Hodgepadre says:
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    Which of the following pitchers do you like least as potential keepers heading into next season?

    Chase Anderson
    Kyle Hendricks
    Jason Hammel
    Brandon McCarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

      • Hodgepadre says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! These guys are all schmos, I know, but it’s a deep league…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Jay says:
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    In a ten tm 5 player keeper I can acquire sale and Robertson which gives me a really good shot at going for it this year. Only thing it kills my draft next year. I would have to move two 6th rd picks (which is our first rd).

    I would pick non rds 7 and 9 for first two picks. I should make the deal and go for the glory right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it!

  88. can't fight fate says:
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    take a chance on Kris Bryant? I know the Cubs already said they will not promote him, but Theo might fold, and let him have a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have room to speculate, sure

  89. Steve says:
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    I’m in a H2H with playoffs in a week. I have two players in slumps. Should I dump them for these hot players?
    My players:
    Moss – 30 games- 9/0/5/.167 and Carter – 7 games – 2/2/5/.170

    Hot Players (14 games)
    Vargas-11/3/15/.377
    Ackley – 7/1/10/4sb/.273
    Crawford – 9/1/4/6 sb/.414

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas over Carter

  90. Five-On-One says:
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    Side A – Hanley, Harper and JJ Hardy
    Side B – Dee Gordon, Span and Segura

    Which side and by how much (i.e. is it basically fair, favors one side a bit, or extremely lopsided)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley side

  91. huggz says:
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    Quick! Molina’s available in my *8-TEAM* league. Would you drop Mesoraco or Gattis for him? Mesoraco is cold and sits a lot. Should I even carry a second catcher when Kennys Vargas is available?! I also have Matt Carpenter as a second 3B to Donaldson. Am I wasting valuable space with him as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You shouldn’t have bench bats if you can avoid it… I’d just play Gattis and forget the 2nd catcher and Carp

      • huggz says:
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        @Grey: I hear you. I do it to maximize at bats. We’re only allowed 6 adds a week (which I almost always use all of because I drafted horribly for pitching).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then doubling up on a bench bats makes sense… I’d forget Molina though…

  92. huggz says:
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    Will there possibly be a post coming up on who we should be aware of that might be coming up on innings limits? Any off the top of your head?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll mention them in blurbs when they come up…Eovaldi, Teheran, Gray, Ventura… Could be in danger, only Ventura and Eovaldi seem likely…

  93. Jack says:
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    I lucked out and got a first round bye and a 2nd round cup cake for my H2H playoffs, so I am tweaking the roster for championship week – the week of 9/15. In an OBP league pick 1 to drop of the following:

    Calhoun 4vSEA, 3vTEX
    Carter 4vCLE, 3vSEA
    Soler 3vCIN, 4vLAD

    With Calhoun in a great lineup and Carter playing at home vs Soler playing in a weaker lineup vs stronger pitching, I think I drop Soler, right?

    Another tweak…I have a DL spot and 2 free lineup spots to play with before 9/8. On 9/8 one spot will have to be filled with a catcher. On 9/15 I’ll need a pitcher. Molina, Y. Gomes, R. Martin, Wacha, Bailey and Votto are all on the waiver wire. Votto would be replacing one of Carter/Soler/Calhoun if he comes off. My thought was to stash Wacha, Bailey and Votto until the 8th and drop which ever one is making the least progress for a catcher. I think there is a 50% chance that one and only one of the catchers is picked up between now and then and a 50% chance that none are picked up. I figure the catchers are actually pretty close in value (in a league that has OBP and errors as categories – Gomes has a LOT of errors) so if someone does pick one of them up, no great loss. Am I right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter… 2nd tweak sounds fine…

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks AGAIN! Had another thought. Is the best solution to combine both tweaks together and pick up Soler instead of either Wacha or Bailey, give it a week to see Soler heats up and Carter cools down or vice versa then drop either Soler or Carter then for Wacha or Bailey? If so, who should I let wait on the waiver – Wacha or Bailey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that makes sense… Grab Soler now… Let Wacha be for now…

  94. Henry says:
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    Pick 3 between Wada, Salazar, Hendricks, and Stroman for ROS.

    Also, with only 1 DL spot do I keep Belt or Doolittle? My other closers are Rodney and Uehara, and Casilla is a FA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hendricks… Belt

  95. B. Baloney says:
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    Rather have Wada or Keuchel ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  96. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Harper sits again vs. Hamels. Does Matt Williams realize Harper is 8 for 25 against Hamels lifetime and is hitting lefties at a .281 clip in 79 ABs this year? Scott Hairston has great numbers vs. Hamels lifetime, but is also Scott Hairston. I digress, off to the hittertron I go to look for a fill in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams is a doofus

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Not exactly the word I used for him, but it still works.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, Tibbs.

  97. Indecisive says:
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    2014 is a lost cause in my 12-team roto league. I get to keep three guys for one year. Trout costs me a Rd. 1 pick, but that’s a no-brainer. Yeah, it’s premature, but which two would you keep among the following?

    Harper (R2)
    Wainwright (R3)
    Daniel Murphy (R9)
    Ozuna (R18)
    Bryant (R18)
    Betts (R18)
    Taveras (R18)
    Polanco (R18)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Ozuna… Not very good

  98. goodfold2 says:
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    mesoraco now with 3rd day off out of 4, and 2nd in a row. i don’t care how bad he’s hitting lately, nor should CIN, he’s been a top 5 catcher all year. i can’t be carrying 2 catchers again, i’m busy wasting roster spots with 2 closers for one job (familia/mejia) and don’t even have room to take soler off NA yet.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and springer’s back soon.

      • King Andrus says:
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        @goodfold2: Cueto is pitching and Pena always catches him so I don’t think it has anything to do with his slumping bat

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @King Andrus: thanks. i was worried since he already had 2 days out of last 3 off anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  99. goodfold2 says:
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    here’s the wet tail question of the day, who’s playing him vs lefty?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: Tron hates Arenado even more than Duda today. which of those today? or could play alcantara over either of them, but he’s playing cueto. which one plays? i’m thinking arenado.

  100. King Andrus says:
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    Great column as always Grey! I could use a little help..final week of regular season in my H2H league and 4 of us are within 1 game of each other with 3 spots available.

    1) Current bats: Meso Abreu Dozier Longo Rollins Vargas Hardy Stanton Harper Hamilton Myers Morse Morneau and N Walker

    Would you drop anyone for Soler or Alvarez?

    2) Which 3 matchups do you like the best for streaming?

    Tues: Paxton vs Rangers Chen vs Rays Keuchel vs. Athletics Quintana vs Indians
    Wed: Santiago vs. Marlins Pomeranz @ Stros
    Thurs: Minor @ Mets McHugh vs. Rangers
    Fri: Volquez vs Reds Cashner vs Dodgers deGrom vs Phils
    Sat: Wada @ Cards Bauer @ Royals
    Sun: Chen vs Twins Gee vs. Phils Keuchel vs Rangers

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Walker, Morse… Pomeranz, Wada, Keuchel vs Rangers

  101. Henry says:
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    Cody Allen or Casilla ROS?

    • Henry says:
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      @Henry:

      Rondon is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  102. Jake from State Farm says:
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    Chisenhall or Ploufe? Dynasty H2H league. Does he have one more hot streak left in him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall

  103. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m up against Hardy this week. Bound to help his HR total along…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’ll do it!

  104. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    McCutchen looking uncomfortable after a catch at the wall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In my keeper league, I had Ryan Zimmerman, Cuddyer, Trumbo, Goldy, Cliff Lee and Cutch… I’d expect nothing else…

  105. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Play Soler over or even cut Bruce? He has shamed me enough for me to think it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I wouldn’t over Bruce…

  106. The JoGarza says:
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    Is this the correct ranking ROS? 12-team, losses and QS included.

    Wada, Peavy, Odorizzi and W.Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Wada, Odorizzi

  107. jef with 1 f says:
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    Just figured I’d see how the air is down on this end of the thread

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  108. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, all 4 pitchers losing at same time. small wonder i lead this league in losses by 27. cobb/quintana/mccarthy/keuchel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve got two of those… And Wood

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ok, quintana and cobb now saved from losses currently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: and quintana right back in there with the loss hook now. damn that dude was great for like 2 months.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, just a rough patch at a bad time

  109. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    I need the biggest prayer octagon right now hoping that the Dread Pirate doesn’t go back to the DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess it’ll be a day-to-day thing and he’ll be back by Friday…

  110. ty says:
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    soler or springer ROS? cant decide if i want to drop gyorko or springer for soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler… I’d lose Springer…

  111. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    was just about to cut hammel in 20 team league. in fact i was almost mad at myself i didn’t drop him for house pregame. now i don’t know what to do.

  112. goodfold2 says:
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    one of those on the fence decisions to bench 2 out of arenado/duda/alcantara looking like i should’ve trusted Hitter T and put in alcantara instead of arenado, but he hasn’t played yet. is nice deeper league where alcantara starts every day due to used to having segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy did ring the ding dong…

  113. brian says:
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    Have to make a cut Baez,or gyorco? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  114. goodfold2 says:
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    even though i’m in 5th and have 7 game lead on bubble boy 7th place, he’s kicking ass so far and i’m getting destroyed and benching wrong closers to play 5 starters today (mejia/familia/o flaherty benched for casilly/k-rob). 6th place also getting ass kicked. 13 days left in season. this is gonna get gross.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @goodfold2: Its only Tuesday the week is young my friend

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jef with 1 f: true, but i’m getting nervous. i’m playing against team that each and every person he drafted has either met expectations or beaten them badly. rizzo/rendon/stanton/rollins. i’ve had longo/every drafted 2B (wong early season/gyorko/miller)/rios/andrus, so even though he drafted pitchers too early (f-her/bumgarner) he’s gotten away with it, meanwhile i don’t pay for pitchers and only early one for me that’s doing well now is cobb. first good thing to happen to me was opp picked up gregerson, who just got rid of hammel’s win (i get to face hammel in his first good start in 2 months (why is he even owned in league this size)), but opp also just picked up fields, so he keeps the win.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: might only win K’s this week. maybe K’/saves.

  115. stynyr says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Drop Quintana for Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  116. BreakOut says:
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    Mr. Super Car-terrrr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Gregerson. Whst a bozo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *Groans*

  118. Kid A says:
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    Luke Gregerson is a fucking scumbag.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: doesn’t he still pitch for the Padres?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who?

          • J-FOH

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            @Grey: gregerblah, I’m being a dick because I don’t own him. But I did grab Fields for today and dropped Keuchel to do it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah, thanks JFOH!

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: My isolation is warping my sense of humor

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cubby holes are underrated!

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Kid A: I concur

  119. John E Depth says:
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    Wow, I own Carter and Gregorson…mixed emotions. Guess now we really know who is NOT the closer in OAK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  120. goodfold2 says:
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    comish GORDON! baby, him an shoemaker (probably) only good things happening in main league today. with harrison. getting ready to dodge apples…. as gregerson opp, and having o’flaherty on bench that gregerson implosion was pretty good for me. also i have keuchel so i dodged a loss on that one too. in fact every pitcher of importance in that game except qualls is on me or my opp’s team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  121. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    cutch should be day to day… Anyways lost doolittle and have a waiver claim for O’Flaherty.
    I need saves desperately; who would you back O/flaherty up with? Neshekc Cook, Gregerson or Familia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook

  122. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    there’s cahill back to thinking it’s april or may or whenever he was demoted. and here i was about to drop hammel for streamers over cahill. last 6 or however weeks of valuating flip flopped in one day.

  123. Jerry says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Carter or Calhoun for the rest of the year?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter if you just need HRs, otherwise Calhoun

  124. Herschel says:
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    Perkins. Ew.

  125. AJ says:
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    Phil Hughes has been looking solid lately, streamer or pick up for ROS, also best Closer pick up, McGee, Rondon or Benoit? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer…. McGee

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Coo, feel like picking up Tori Hunter and Pearce, would you drop any of Dickerson, Span or Calhoun or Hold ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pearce over Span

  126. frankgrimes says:
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    six more to go…

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @frankgrimes:
      I’m a jinx yo!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, you meant Shoemaker… Haha… I thought you meant Giancarlo…

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Grey:
          actually MadBum was perfect thru 7

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, you ruined that one too…

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Grey:
              hehe I ruin everything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll take more

  127. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL only Keeper league ROTO,

    $10 Kenley Jansen & $8 Willy Peralta -VS- $5 Tanner Roak & $10 Will Smith

    I have a better shot at the money by selling Roark to a guy out of the race.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Jansen

  128. nick the dick says:
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    It was fun, Bum….Alvarez with an ‘in between his toes’ sprain, gotta be brutal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  129. goodfold2 says:
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    it seems quintana has gone back to streamer land (except for 20 and 30 team dynasties where i traded for him in the last month), if so which is best of these
    santiago vs MIA
    vogel vs MIL
    volquez vs CIN
    vargas vs CLE
    tillman vs MIN
    pineda @ TOR
    gee vs PHI

    now only up 1 K with bumgarner’s 13 K’s. due to that i’ll probably keep quintana for his end of week start (since my era is already damn ugly and way behind opp, who’s only had paxton/bumgarner/hammel/gregerson/fields/romo go so far). i could drop wily p after his start. i could always get him back later anyway. i need to win the categories i can to stay in playoffs as is.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: considering K needs and only 1 pickup left for week (thanks OAK manager-OAK media for delay on closer news) only choose through the tillman and ones lower, since i’ll likely need to keep quintana for his K’s, unless of course i have a chance at losses by that point in the week.

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    Bum and Paxton in the FCL.

    Booh and, indeed, yah.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: how is there a boo?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: As in booh-yah!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i’m playing against both those, along with hammel and his first good game in like 3 years, just in time for possible playoff missing dread.

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