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I wonder if Marge Schott’s family sits around and talks about what Marge would’ve thought of Billy Hamilton‘s thievery.  I wonder too if they’d do it on our podcast, because I bet it would be totally off-color, so to speak.  “First of all, Marge had a great respect for people and would’ve loved a chance to apologize for the comments she made about African-Americans, Jews, Japanese, Chinese, Tongans, Georgians, the people from the country above Armenia and the people of the great state of Georgia, Quizno’s, the fast food restaurant, I don’t think there’s people who register Quizno as a nationality or religion and Pomeranians — she only kicked one because she thought it was a ferret…Guess that means she would’ve apologized to ferrets too.  So, your question is, what would she have thought of Billy Hamilton?  She would’ve loved him to fetch her Nazi flatware.”  That’s a Marge Schott family member on the podcast.  You don’t need to be a rocket surgeon to know what Hamilton gives you for fantasy.  Even if he only starts one game the rest of the year, he could get you a point in steals and for that it’s worth owning him, even if you have to put him on your bench on his days off.  If you don’t think he can steal four bags again in a game, you don’t know two of his steals on Wednesday were on pitch outs.  That means not only did everyone know he was stealing, but the pitcher and catcher did all they could to stop him.  They still couldn’t.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Cesar Hernandez – Hitting near .500 in the last week and he has speed that Cesar hasn’t shown yet due to wearing a bulky toga under his uniform.  When is someone going to come out with a tight-fitting, track suit toga that I can wear to the gym?!

Gregor Blanco – Also hitting near .500 in the last week, but he’s added in a homer and a steal.  But, Part II:  The But Gets Bigger; Blanco sits against lefties so you have to platoon him into your lineup — OWH (Own While Hot; acronyms work better when I don’t have to spell them out or when I have to explain when they work better or…Hey, could someone give me a hand getting out of this parenthetical, I’m done with my point.  Thanks!)

Dayan Viciedo – I’m drinking a peanut butter-banana protein shake right now made by my Cougar.  She says it’s good for me.  I wonder if she ever dated A-Rod.  She probably did.  I won’t ask her because then I’ll have to live with that information the rest of my life.  Similarly, don’t ask me if Viciedo will still be hot by Monday.  You don’t want to know.

Charlie Blackmon – A bit of a Hitter-Tron call.  See, the Hitter-Tron loves anyone in Coors.  I wonder if it’s because Coors is the Silver Bullet, and the Hitter-Tron loves anything silver.  But Blackmon has been hitting as mentioned this morning, and his inclusion has nothing to do with affirmative action.

Tommy Medica – The entire Padres team is hitting, and I feel like they were good last September too, though I obviously didn’t feel like looking it up to confirm.  Medica has two homers in the last eight games, hitting a nifty .280 and has catcher eligibility in ESPN.  I didn’t use the word nifty.  You’re imagining it.

Pedro Strop – I just went over him this morning.  Scroll down and click that post.  It’ll earn me one-seventeenth of a penny.

Sean Halton – In the last week, he has a handful of homers, if Three-Finger Brown is reading.

Lucas Duda – I’ve really liked what I’ve seen recently from Duda (no, I haven’t), and he’s starting every day with Ike out.  I’d grab Duda (if all other 1st basemen options were exhausted).  He looks great (barely good).

Elliot Johnson – Recently, the Braves decided to go with Johnson over the Big Johnson t-shirt wearing, Dan Uggla, and have even started Johnson in the outfield, though if Heyward returns that could end.  Johnson isn’t very good at hitting, but he does have five steals in the last ten games and 21 steals in 233 ABs, which Dopey People Math tells us he could steal 60 bases over the course of a season.

Donovan Solano – I grabbed Solano in one league where I was struggling for a middle infielder.  This tells you more about how much I was struggling than about Solano.

Danny Valencia – Now dancing with Charo on Dancing With The Stars… Danny Valencia!  Hola!  Don’t know why but I always picture Valencia in a sequins shirt.  He’s been on a tear for about three weeks now.  So keep it going for Danny Valencia!

Zach McAllister – Once again, I’m going straight to the Stream-o-Nator for these starting pitcher pick-ups.  There’s no reason to grab a pitcher because he’s good.  The only reason to grab a pitcher at this point is because he has a solid matchup.  McAllister gets the Astros tonight or tonite if you’re a rapper.

Rick Porcello – He has a 2.02 ERA in 35 2/3 IP this year against the White Sox.  Guess who he gets on Saturday.  Go ahead, guess, I’ll wait.  *lays down on the couch, gets up and Googles if it’s lies or lays, gets sidetracked by Wikipedia, reads about the Crimean War for an hour*  Okay, I’m back.  He gets the White Sox!  Come on, that was an easy one.

Andrew Cashner – I don’t understand how he’s only owned in 21% of ESPN leagues, unless Snafu Larry owns 20,000 teams and refuses to trust Cashner and would prefer to stick with Liam Hendricks because he thinks owning him will get Oasis back together.  Snafu Larry, “Then my karaoke stories won’t seem so dated!”

Yordano Ventura – The other day he was hitting 100 MPH on the speed gun like he had to win a SpongeBob SquarePants at a carnival for his niece otherwise she would tell her mom that he was drunk and hitting on her friends.  When I put Yordano on the short list of pitchers I want on every team next year, I could see the Royals messing with me by sending him to the minors, but we’ll cross that Mersey on a ferry when we come to it.  For now, he gets the Mariners next.

SELL

Anyone that is not going to help you win right now – There’s no time left, drop anyone that is not playing and add players that are.  If starters only have one start left and it’s not a good matchup, lose them now.  If a hitter is dinged up, then ding them down to waivers (not pithy, but trying).  It’s not an affront to the player.  They won’t come to your house and ask you to apologize.  As they say in Scientology, “I Xenu, I Xenu, no, you’re not mad at him, you just Xenu.”  They are saying it while wearing an aluminum foil helmet so no one can read their thoughts about what they mean.  However, I’m wearing an antenna on my head so I can read under their aluminum foil helmets and what they mean is don’t get attached to a player’s name and win your league!

From Around The Web

  1. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    I’m pretty sure you’d start both, but if picking between Cashner and Kluber on Sunday, who gets the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

  2. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey, you think EY will benefit from DW being back in the lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe another 2-3 runs in a week… Wright’s not playing every day…

  3. LarryA says:
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    Pettite home to the Giants on Sunday worth a pickup? Do you trust him more or less than Lynn V Brewers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him… I’d trust Lynn…

  4. Blue says:
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    Dump Victorino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it

      • Blue says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks.

        Alos, if I have to sacrifice a keeper for a stream, do I cut Cobb or Miller?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t keep both? I don’t love dropping either

          • Blue says:
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            @Grey:

            It’s either one of them, a 15th Round Greg Holland or a 21st Round Matt Carpenter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Holland

              • Blue says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks a lot–I really appreciate the help.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And what are the starter rounds?

          • Blue says:
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            @Grey:

            Miller 16
            Cobb 15

  5. Alex says:
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    Nice title.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was all Rudy

  6. KB says:
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    Hitter for the weekend: Blackmon or Asche?

    I know Blackmon is in the Buy column and Hitter-Tron likes him, but you’ve been high on Asche in the past. Asche vs. pretty poor/mediocre RHP Mets staff this weekend. HR would be nice, but mostly looking for overall production in a league that counts TB.

    Thank you in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  7. hondo says:
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    Crap,Hamilton on the bench.Eff you Dusty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you might have to risk starting him even with him out of the lineup

      • hondo says:
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        Does rain have to be in the forecast EVERY time Strasburg pitches?(not a question,just a mini-rant).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey: No wonder some people think he’s a head case.He spent his whole life in sunny San Diego,now he works in a humid swamp between the Appalachians,the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic in a Hell hole known for it’s sucky,turbulent summer weather(and the same kind of politicians).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like the Unabomber

  8. bossmanjunior says:
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    Which of these guys do you like best and would you stream in a 10 team :

    Williams VSEA, Garza @KC, Gallardo vSTL, Berch vLAD, Vogelsong @NYY, Ogando @KC, Pettitt vSF, Peralta vSTL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burch

  9. E says:
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    Who’s the first to drop.. Cespedes or A-Gon
    UTIL spot for H2H pts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  10. Swat290 says:
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    Grey I’d like to thank you and all the Razzball contributors for this season. This was the first year I’ve used Razzball as a source of info and I’ll be sticking around for a long time. I wasn’t able to get our championship as there were unlimited moves in our league this year and one guy completely abused that to the tune of almost 500+ moves on the season subverting his poor pitching staff with quantity. However you have greatly assisted me in making sure my team next year will be top notch again. Cheers to you all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, we’ll get ‘em next year!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: What, are you a Cubs fan all of a sudden?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not I…

    • PK says:
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      @Swat290: 500+ moves? Did that guy happen to have a mustache and a martini glass?

  11. E says:
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    Pick one for H2H pts:
    Porcello vs CWS (7.8), @ MIA
    or
    Kazmir vs HOU (19.0), @ MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir if you’re desperate for Ks, Porcello for wins and ratios

  12. John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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    So glad I listened to your call on Baker and he explodes my opponents ratios…..niiiiccceee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  13. John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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    *As

  14. E says:
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    H2H pts:
    Zimmerman @ STL (3.6) or Peavy @ COL (2.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann

  15. Joel says:
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    Grey: for all the marbles next week in H2H. Have Kipnis sucking wind in my MI spot. Should I bench him for Cesar Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t… Good luck!

  16. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Maholm ma-homey!

  17. Wake Up says:
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    I’d like to see Billy Hamilton literally steal first base with Marge Scott, oh shoot, I meant Schott…literally, I’d like to see Hamilton, wearing a pastafarian colander on his head, literally, stealing first base in the backseat of Andrelton’s 19931993 Toyota Camry (I’m sure it will still be the most popular, it’ll just prolly run on farts and dreams by then…or maybe Clean Bum Cole…that reminds me, I had the best dream about Taco Bell last night…woke up…put on some Bob Marley…and squeezed out what looked like a meat-like abortion this morning…right after reading your post, too…actually got a little splashback, literally, on my back… so, I guess I should thank you?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You’re welcome! You know I can get you all the Taco Bell you want?

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Taco Bell is great.You can get drunk,leave it out on the counter for 2 days and it’s the same as when you bought it.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @hondo: 2 days? You can leave it out for 2 months and the flys won’t touch it…

          • hondo says:
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            @Wake Up: I’ve never tried passing out drunk for 2 months.Is this your recommendation for championship run?Even if I lost,I wouldn’t care.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @hondo: I recommend doing it every winter…then sober up for New Year’s Eve…in order to “really” get drunk for the 1st…just for tradition’s-sake…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2 weeks even

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: If that ‘s what happens from just a TB dream…I imagine if I actually had it…the Schott would hit the fan…

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Wake Up: I miss the enchirito.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @frankgrimes: I miss Papalote…

            • frankgrimes says:
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              @Wake Up: mmmm salsa es muy bueno

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wouldn’t be the only thing hitting the fan… Ugh, autocorrect, I didn’t mean hitting…

  18. B.o.B says:
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    Any thoughts on Matt Shoemaker vs. Sea tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  19. FMFBL says:
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    need a SS with some speed to help my Segura-situation.

    Dozier, Al. Escobar, or Dee Gordon? Is Dee Gordon playing everyday now?

    Thanks and good luck down the stretch!

    • The Dude says:
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      @FMFBL: Is Villar available? If so, he’s your man.

      • FMFBL says:
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        @The Dude: Unfortunately, no. Fingers crossed Escobar gets some sticky fingers. Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides… You too! I wouldn’t mess with Gordon

  20. The Dude says:
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    I’ve basically locked up all offensive categories and have nothing to gain or lose anywhere except SB. I’m in a tight race for the top and need to pick up a streamer or two.

    I’ve been starting 4 of these guys (depending on matchup) in OF/UT in order to get some SB, but now I need to cut one loose.

    Marte
    Crisp
    Victorino
    Dyson
    Choo

    I would gladly drop Victorino or Crisp, but both have been lightning hot recently and to complicate matters, this is an 8 player keeper league and I’m not sure if either of them will garner trade value in the offseason. With 8 keepers and 12 teams in the league do either of those two warrant making the top 96? I don’t personally have room for them, but I could use them in trade talks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Victorino… Can’t imagine he’s a keeper, right?

      • The Dude says:
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        @Grey: yeah, he can’t be…

        My other option is to drop Peavy. He’s starting at Colorado and at Baltimore in his final two outings (if he even makes that last start w/ BOS potentially shuffling things around to prepare for the Playoffs).

        I need innings bad, but I don’t know if I can stomach starting Peavy in Coors…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peavy’s not good in those starts… Not really startable…

  21. frankgrimes says:
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    Start Liriano tonight? Moore really Fd me yesterday. I’m losing playoff game 6-5. We both have bout 5 starts left. I really blew it by benching Cashner/Cobb earlier in the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  22. Bernard Gilkey says:
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    I don’t know if Alf really wanted to go back to Melmac. I mean, the planet exploded in a nuclear war.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He didn’t find that out until much later, I believe… Damn, gotta brush up on my Alf trivia…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I do a spot on Max Wright imitation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love to hear that

  23. zombie says:
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    Hello Grey & happy Friday. In the finals with no moves left. Doen too many offensive catgories going into the final wekend. Cannot afford to have a lineup spot open, but was not too keen on starting Choo against lefty Liriano. Choo is in the starting lineup at 7pm. While Kemp is an uncertain starter by 10pm. The Dodgers clinched the division last night and I have a hunch that Mattingly, in true Yankee form, rests many starters on the first game back. Start Choo against a tough lefty? Or risk an absence or a severly hungover OF by putting Kemp in the line up? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Choo

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Same game,Bruce vs.LHP Liriano or put Simmons in the UTIL spot and pray?Down 2-3 in Sb’s,down 4-5 in HR’s.

        I know these questions aren’t fair,LOL.

  24. Steve Stevenson says:
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    I care only for Wins, and am right on pace with IP limit. Streaming any of these guys tonight? McAllister v HOU, Lincecum @ NYY, M. Perez @ KC, Chacin v ARI or Erlin v LAD (only if the Dodgers rest everyone)? SON likes McAllister best, but it seems like streaming against the Astros is usually bad juju for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister

  25. Barker says:
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    Yo greydog i am in a dogfight in the finals over here pretty much every stat is up for grabs

    I have 7 starters and 1 move left he has 6 starters and 2 moves left — he is also leading in innings pitched
    Should i chase the dragon and start all my guys and risk losing ratios ( damn u moore ) or should i go quality over quantity and just start guys that i trust

    I have latos and liriano locked in should i risk chacin vs ari or perez @ KC tonight was thinking of going with perez if i start all four i could take a commanding lead or just ruin the work i put in all week ( once again moore my era was 1.70 before the start yesterday now it is at 2.68 ) on the weekend it porcello vs chi haren vs mia and gray vs min so i at least plan on starting all of them as long as i need them
    My opponent has one today one tomorrow and four on sunday which is a pain in the ass

    IP 47-66 W 1-2 L 1-4 CG 0-0 Sho 0-0 hlds 0-0 era 2.68-3.14 whip 1.02-1.22 QS 5-6 NSV 3-1
    I reached the innings limit thank you moore thats about all u did
    Should i have balls and start both chacin and perez or play it safe he has so many innings its gonna be tough for him to lower them ratios

    • Barker says:
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      @Barker: oh yea Ks id 46-62
      I know the suspense was killing you

      • Barker says:
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        @Barker: and ramos vs mia or belt @ nyy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play it safe… Sit Chacin and Perez, assuming the guys tonight are okay…

      • Barker says:
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        @Grey: so if latos and liriano suck double down on perez and chacin GOT IT , greydog what would we all do without you and your infinite wisdom and degree from the fantasy baseball college of charleston…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… You’d be in trouble…

        • Barker says:
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          @Barker: and one more i promise ramos vs turner or jennings vs hammel

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jennings

  26. B.o.B says:
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    Could you rank the following for me?

    Kazmir vs. Hou
    Parker vs. Min
    Williams vs. Sea
    Porcello vs. ChW

    And do you like all these starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, Porcello, kazmir

  27. OaktownSteve says:
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    Stack attack gobbled up the Navarro and Donnie Murphy home runs.

    I am so wavering on starting Lester tonight. I going to need about 6 wins and I have up to 20 starts to use….BUT I have to keep my ERA below 3.185 or so. I am starting Meatball Colon, as my daughter calls him.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Is that David Frost or Putin in your avatar?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @TheNewGuy:

        Willie from Alf

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You ever hear about Willie and crack?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Oh yeah. I thought there was a celebrity mugshot of him somewhere but I couldn’t find one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he was caught with hookers smoking crack… Good times!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice nickname

  28. Kid A says:
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    Gregg reminding everyone just who he really he is on his way out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly

  29. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    You don’t go to the gym

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: What the hell happened to that surge you were mounting? You dropped back to 8th place.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Kid A: My “studs” decided to stop getting counting stats. I’ve been burning candles and sacrificing chickens on the reg lately trying to get any help at all. Also Drexel’s team has gone bananas hitting which is killing me, i can’t keep up with him.

        I’ve also been spending some time on football and getting my article ready for Sky.

        What til next year when we get to play with Oaktown, Prezzi, Big Magoo, Steve NZ, and Shake n Bacon for a frequent commentor league. In my league I’m kicking ass in I’m one spot away from qualifying for the RCL champions league next year. Yeah thats a little humble brag

        Are you enjoying our football league?

        • Kid A says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate:
          That league will be a riot. First pitcher will be off the board in round 20. Hold a spot for me.

          I’m digging the Football. I’m sold on the heavy IDP. Way better setup. I’m gonna kick hell out of Prez this week.

          Looking forward to the Sky travel-log. What’s your format? Police blotter with bulleted time entries? A Breaking Bad for dummies?

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Kid A: oh, my on the road with the Razz piece, I like the police blotter style.

            I’m writing a weekly running back hand cuff report. Kinda like a closer report for handcuffs.

            Glad you like the league. If you get to watch the games in Costa Rica or whatever 3rd world country you’re living in, the IDP makes it that much better.

            I will be stealing your football is my methadone for baseball line at some point.

          • Prezzii says:
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            @Kid A: yeah right, Kid… You better not go 0-3.. even worse,dont let me go 3-0! Haha ill run with it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Shush!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: you go to the gym to get great smoothies and inspiration from watching the Zumba and Yoga classes.

        I got a new juice called papi Churro. It’s f**king delicious

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds like the bomb… So just met with the rabbi that is gonna marry us… He’s a veteran of WWI! The First World War! He’s so effin old

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I hope he doesn’t die mid ceremony….to be a fly on the wall of your wedding

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what I’m saying! Probably about a 75% chance he dies prior or during…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I mean it’s not even odds!

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: Sounds like a funny parady rap song…My Rabbi died at my wedding today, my bride ran out and I didn’t get laid!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I could see Weird Al doing it during his Gangster’s Amish period… You know, later Yankovic.

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: the late yank!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, dark period aka not as funny

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I remember my dark period…uh I”m livin it.

                    Hey, when are you getting hitched and when are we getting together this offseason for vape and delicious food?

                    • Grey

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                      I get ditched in November… We can meet up after that…

  30. TheNewGuy says:
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    Thoughts on Porcelline (Porcello) next year?

    Shuts down a lineup one outing and then looks like my grandma pitching the next.

    Will January Grey like him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  31. TheNewGuy says:
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    Is the W Ramos megastreak over as soon as I picked him up?

    Shall I cut him and just play Yadi again or keep him in there at C.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play Molina

  32. TheNewGuy says:
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    And gotta start Nova(caine) against SF even though we’ve probably needed the pain relief recently….right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  33. Jon says:
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    Doolittle, Strop, Putz or Veras for a save tomorrow or Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  34. Todd25 says:
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    Viciedo out of lineup for child birth (no, his wife you sicko).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  35. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    ZImmerman’s been on fire, Span’s been on fire… but somehow, Zimmerman has 13 RBI in September. He’s hit 10 HR.

    I no longer have to ask if he hates or loves us. He hates us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  36. ferris says:
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    2 quickies — h2h final match through end of season

    (1) need to drop one of david wright, aramis Ramirez, adam laroche, matt adams

    (2) thinking about dropping matt moore (at nyy on 24th, my guess is he doesn’t pitch on the season’s final day)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aramis… Go for it with Moore

  37. letsgobravos says:
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    Fuck you Kevin Gregg. I went from leading ERA 1.05-1.07 to 3.33 all in one blow up. Haven’t lost since the last week of june in this league and now I’m probably not going to even make the finals. Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  38. SteveNZ says:
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    My opponent has Wright. Of course he does.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: so do i, but i didn’t play him. I am playing hamels though. Mine hurts more than yours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, of course

  39. goodfold2 says:
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    in a 10 teamer where i’m winning in the semi finals, but not by enough where these 3 dudes are starting to make me nervous. hamels/scherzer/liriano.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in that same league i didn’t start wright today as well because i can’t really decide if I even want to drop any of boneface/victorino/myers/adams/a-gon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like first place problems

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: this is true, i was the first place team in this league, now winning in the semi finals. accidentally falling asleep and not putting cole in lineup now has me 1 win behind and losing era (with hamels). still winning 8-4.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: if lincecum or zimmerman (opp’s) weren’t pitching so good this wouldn’t be anything like a problem. scherzer and hamels have moved my whip up at least .12 today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  40. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I’ve seen probably 40 or so Todd Frazier plate appearances, and he’s made more terrible swings in those PAs than any player I’ve ever seen in my life. And I watch the Angels on a near nightly basis. When Hamilton has a bad swing it’s because he has awful plate discipline and is swinging at a pitch that he just can’t hit. Frazier looks like a 7 year old in Little League who is swinging a bat for the first time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not the greatest plate appearances this year

  41. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Rasmus injured between innings. Didn’t notice Gose throw him the ball as Colby ran out to CF. Hit him near the eye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  42. SteveNZ says:
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    1/10 so far today. So sick of this shit.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @SteveNZ: Rule no 1 of fantasy baseball, don’t check your teams scoring stats every 10 mins. Stats never go well if you do that.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @TheNewGuy: Could not agree more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1/11 here

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 1/24 in RCL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I got 4 steals so I can’t complain

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Everything going wrong. Everything.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Crap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  43. Kid A says:
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    Didn’t that blob Latos used to strike guys out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so

  44. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Late stream alert: Robbie Erlin. The Doyers have their AAA lineup in and Volquez on the mound.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too late for him

  45. abdoozy says:
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    Would like to pick up Blackmon but need to drop one of..
    Venable
    Span
    Calhoun
    Cesar Hernandez (just picked up)

    Hold or drop whom?

    Also, ROS: Ramos, Chooch, Gattis, Beef Wellington or Yanni @ C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable…Gattis

  46. AJ says:
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    Are you liking Archers next start against the O’s? Thinking about dropping him for a stream 2marrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Coo which 2 streamers you liking best for tomorrow, Kazmir vs HOU, Porcello vs CHW, Williams vs SEA, or Garza/Guthrie vs each other? Leaning Kaz and Porecllo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kazmir, Porcello

  47. stynyr says:
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    Do you consider Cuddyer or Rizzo keepers?

    10-team, H2H, 5×5 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, depends how many you keep and at what price and your other options

      • stynyr says:
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        @Grey:

        No “cost” really. We keep five. Other options could be: CarGo, Braun, Longoria, Reyes, Kershaw, Harvey, Jose Fernandez, as well as Rizzo and Cuddyer…

        • stynyr says:
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          @stynyr: And Starling Marte

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo and Cuddyer aren’t keepers there

  48. letsgobravos says:
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    Scherzer…WTF?!?!?!?!?

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @letsgobravos: he still has a 4 run lead!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @J-FOH: I need a QS also…

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @letsgobravos: ah ha, then get your shit together mad max

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @letsgobravos: yeah, him and hamels f’ing up my era for the week.

  49. Nation says:
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    Grey, with all this steals talk and none of Rajai, the King of Sagnof went out and stole two bases against Boston tonight.

    “…And then the King of the SAGNOF therein proclaimed playing Boston as the ‘Boston sTEAl Party.'”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I know, I own him…

  50. Cooper Clux Clan says:
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    Is Francona drinking in the dugout again this year Red Sox style? He pulls McCallister after 5 innings, 70 pitches and 1 ER…..WTF????? Clearly he is not in a QS league…where is Dusty when you need him to guarantee 9 innings pitched?

    • Cooper Clux Clan says:
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      @Cooper Clux Clan: And this was against the freaking Astors…I hate you Terry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s ridiculous…

  51. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Kevin Gregg is mad because he might be removed from the closer’s role? Dude, seriously, be glad your sorry ass is making money pitching in the bigs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly

  52. goodfold2 says:
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    if kontos can just allow at least one run this could be big for me; could give timmy a loss. that’d be nice.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

  53. goodfold2 says:
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    also playing against mcghee so 1 more run could get my opp another loss. anyhoo if i have these guys , victorino/a-gon/boneface (steals)/myers/choo/jackson/lucroy do i drop any for lind/iannetta/avila/laroche/valencia/blackmon/rasmus/morales/sierra/wright(not yet activated, will have to drop somebody)?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also billy h. is open. better steals guy than boneface.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy for Blackmon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ok, but if lucroy is my only catcher
        1. keep him?
        2. keep boneface over hamilton as steals guy?
        3. drop which one for wright, if any? after today it looks like he’s hitting again
        4. hold on vic/a-gon to see if they actually play. i can wait till end of sun to find out.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: 4. i’m guessing if vic and or a-gon aren’t going to play much i should get someone like lind and/or blackmon, and keep the rest of team? or somebody else from that list?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: aramis is also available.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: 4.gyorko is looking good again. could add him for one of those others. he could play in place of hill. so any of lind/blackmon/aramis/gyorko/ over any of vic/a-gon/jackson/hill/boneface?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Are these moves for now or Sunday?

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: could be any time between now and the end of games sunday. Next week will be championship week and I don’t want to go into it with guys will very likely could sit half or more of the time (a-gon/victorino). Also want best team out there of course.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    But there’s no reason to make the move right now… Switch Victorino for Lind and then Lind goes down tomorrow and you’ve wasted a move…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I wouldn’t drop any of those guys…

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: got it, hold for now. decide about wright later. i’m not tinkering with any of my pitchers, so i can leave him on DL for few more days. All my pitchers have at least 1 good matchup (their next) left.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Cool

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just on 4 then and hold your only catcher

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: ok so hold lucroy and wait and see on vic/a-gon, and leave wright on DL for now. you said “just on 4″.

  54. AJ says:
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    oh wow Mercer is a chump!! Hope that freakin error dont cost me the W and the save!!!

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: OMG F U Mesoraco!!! F U!!!!!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AJ: MF A HOLE! liriano’s win. gone.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i forgot, it’s twice as bad, my opp won’t get a latos loss either. That better not knock me out of playoffs, it’s not likely to right now, yet.

        • AJ says:
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          @goodfold2: yup it sux man, only if mercer would have thrown a strike to 1st on that easy ass ground ball to end it!! cost me a win and a save!!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @AJ: win a an opp’s loss here.

  55. Kid A says:
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    Crazy Legs Billy scores from second on an infield single. How?!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: sounds like the box score isn’t showing an error. why didn’t they just throw home? I’m guessing pedro made a bad throw to first. Mesoraco is not fast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So effin’ fast… Did you see the steals the other day when they pitched out? Weren’t really close…

  56. Aaron says:
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    Beltran, Heyward, Gyorko, Villar, Bonifacio, Headley. Drop One.

    Tied for first BIIIIIIIG Money league, got to bring home the title.

    I’m leaning towards dropping Beltran who hasn’t hit shite this month. Am I crazy?

    Y’all rock!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aaron: heyward came out really early in today’s game. don’t know why.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt Heyward does much of anything in the final 9 days…

  57. SteveNZ says:
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    If Hunter and Hochevar can get wins here, could turn the whole week around…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good for one of them, right?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yup, Hochevar got it. Am now actually leading 6-5, despite being down by over 100 points in AVG and OBP. Somehow I’m only 2 runs down too. Tied in Wins. We’ll be tied overall by the end of the day because McGee will get a Hold out of that shitty outing, believe it or not.

        And surely he’ll get another win somewhere along the lone this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, this will be an incredible win for you of you can pull it out

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Ah bullshit, he’s going to get a win out of Erasmo by the looks. Throw in the McGee Hold (which really shouldn’t be a Hold if you ask me) and he’ll lead 6-5 by the end of the day probably.

            Need to get ahead in Runs and Holds…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, still close though

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oh – and I have 7 HRs – and 16, yeah 16, RBIs…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: No Erasmo win, but that McGee hold might be the worst of the season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

  58. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: is dee Gordon star table next week in a weekly roto league for sagnof with Hanley likely to sit or am I better off going with asdrubal or al Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Asdrubal, but if you need steals go Alcides

  59. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hey feliz no more of that. get gordon out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too late

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i just wanted gordon out with bases loaded. I ain’t crazy enough to pick up feliz.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  60. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    F to the A! Fat Adams! hey that actually works. Muppet Master just got F’ed in the A!.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  61. AJ says:
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    Adams or Blackmon? and who to drop from EYJ, Bourn, Beltran if any, also have Rizzo as a drop option but looks like he’s been seeing the ball well last 2 games

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @AJ: adams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams… Beltran

  62. letsgobravos says:
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    First gregg fucks me and now mujica. Jesus H Christ….

  63. AJ says:
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    Man having practically half the Orioles team..this 12 inning game is really killing my batt avg…blows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  64. Abdoozy says:
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    Drop Cuddyer? I figure he might not be playing much in the next week, even if the arm miraculously heals.. Protect that batting title..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can lose him

  65. ferris says:
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    think mujica and/or melancon are out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Melancon, Mujica might get a rest for a day or two

  66. AJ says:
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    so if Melancon is out who to pick up? Grilli, Hawkins or Strop?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AJ: we know for a fact that hawkins is closer and has mostly looked good doing it. I can’t imagine cubs get that many more save chances than NYM. I don’t run PIT, but i’d have watson or wilson do that job right now.

      • AJ says:
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        @goodfold2: yup think thats who im eyeing, man along with the Pittsburg blowup today and me having 4 Orioles that are still playing in the 16th inning dropping my batt avg to under .2000 its looking like my championships hopes are going out the window…man what a horrible first week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli

  67. AJ says:
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    What the hell!!! these Orioles are still playing?? smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, and still…

  68. SteveNZ says:
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    So Pollock and Blackmon have both been red hot in the last week, and a great source of Runs. Should pick one up – which one? The Tron likes Pollock more.

    Or do I blow my last two moves and grab them both?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: OK, McHugh, a righty, is starting in place of George of the Roses tomorrow.

      Makes Pollock a pretty good chance to sit, no?

      So is Blackmon the grab?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d go with both, unless you need to save a move for pitching or something else

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Think I’d prefer to save a move. Who’s the choice? Blackmon?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Blackmon

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Thanks man. Appreciate the after hours labour on a Friday night.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No worries

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: It’s going to come down to Holds, HRs and Runs. Looks like he’s conceded saves and loaded up on MRs.

                  Much more anxiety to come (emoticon)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha… Hopefully you can pull it out… Is he also from New Zealand?

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: Yeah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab them both

  69. SteveNZ says:
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    Sorry Erasmo owners. Need a Seattle bullpen implosion here real bad.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: are you playing against erasmo, or just had a bet down about SEA bullpen implosions?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: Against him.

  70. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, myers and machado are 1 for 14 today. eck. no wonder my team avg has gone down at least 23 pts today.

    • AJ says:
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      @goodfold2: yup i have machado, jones, hardy and weiters!!! just horrible

  71. goodfold2 says:
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    a-gon appears fine, just drunk maybe. don’t know if he’ll be starting in meanginless games though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably not

  72. Mountain Man says:
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    Who gets the next save chance for StL? Mujica, Rosenthal, The Axman? Anyone have a guess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal

      • Mountain Man says:
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        @Grey:
        I am tied for saves in my first round H2H playoff and I have one add left for the week. My pitching and hitting I think are otherwise ok for tomorrow and Sunday. Would you add him or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Add him if you need saves…

          • Mountain Man says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks, Man. Have a good weekend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  73. letsgobravos says:
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    So now apparently Greinke is starting Sunday. I’m in deep shit either way. Down 8-4. Trail by 9 on runs, 3 on HRs, 16 on RBIs, lead by 1 on steals, 71 points on AVG, .200+ on sluggin. In the pitching cats, down by 1 on Ws, lead saves and holds, down 2.02-2.61 on ERA and 1.05-1.35 on WHIP, lead ks/9 11.32-11.10. What a fucking mess. Haven’t lost in this league since the last week of June. On Sunday, I have Sonny Gray and Greinke. I obviously need to win Ws, so I’m debating grabbing 1 or 2 out of Parker, Kazmir, Porcello, Cobb or Gee for tomorrow. I need zero runs allowed and an 11+k rate AND a W. That’s pretty easy right? Thoughts on what I should do? Figure out where my opponent lives and drive to his house to sabotage his team from his computer?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Gee and Cobb

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: You like Lance Lynn better than either?

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @letsgobravos: Could also grab Kluber for his sunday start @Hou

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  74. AJ says:
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    man im getting whooped!!! my team has gone soooo cold right in the finals, thinking about grabbing Adams, Blackmon and Pollock, and dumping, EYJ, Bourn & Beltran, gots Alcides for steals currently

  75. AJ says:
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    man im getting whooped!!! my team has gone soooo cold right in the finals, thinking about grabbing Adams, Blackmon and Pollock, and dumping, EYJ, Bourn & Beltran, gots Alcides for steals currently

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… Do what you need to do…

  76. jj says:
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    pick one to start for today (h2h playoffs)

    coco crisp or chris denorfia (crushes lefties, vs kershaw 8 for 27 3 HR)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp

  77. SteveNZ says:
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    OK, I got a couple…

    It’s the ol’ H2H…

    Tron favours Gyorko v Kershaw more than Philips v Burnett. Do you concur?

    And I grabbed Blackmon but now have to choose between him and Cesar Hernandez for the CF slot. Blackmon in Coors tips it in his favor, right?

    Or do I play Cesar at CF, and shift Blackmon to LF and bench J-Up?

    Runs and HRs are what I need…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Gyorko…I’d go Blackmon and play Upton

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. He also has Cobb which could make things interesting…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Definitely….

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, the win will edge him into the lead…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Had to happen. Philips singles and scores!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: And Bruce GIDP with my Votto at 2nd.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: No. Not nice. I sat him for Gyorko. Ah well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh. Crap.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Opponent has three hits, two of them have come around to score. FFS

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  FMFFBL

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: Oh Jesus. Now sonavabenched by Cozart. Was probably never going to start him, but still…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Stevabermetrics! (Which my autocorrect knows now)

  78. TheNewGuy says:
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    Jeeeeeeeeeezus Mujica, he is getting shelled recently. 2 hits an inning are becoming the norm for him.

    Is he ok to cut at this stage for another streamer/

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Or swap him straight up for Grilli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  79. TheNewGuy says:
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    Start Scotty Kaz v the shitty ASStros today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  80. fausto says:
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    Next week overall production….drop villar for blackmon? Or hold all 5 moves for sp? Villar is giving me nothing he was hot and then I picked him up and…………1r batting .071 for the week. I’d like to think he’s “due” based on the law of averages but I don’t see it. My only 2 start next week is roark. Thanks again for the nudge to grab leonys. So far so good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Blackmon

  81. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I’ve got quite a week on my hands…

    Him 34/8/44/5/.341 – 3/5/30/2.85/1.20
    Me 25/4/19/5/.279 – 6/5/87/2.42/1.17

    Help me, Billy Hamilton. You’re my only hope. I am full of SB guys, Goldy, Reyes, McCutchen, Villar, Hamilton, Bonifacio. And I’ve got Jansen, Janssen, Uehara, Strop, and MujicalacaWTF happened last night.

    If a Starter blows up I LOSE!

    He has Kershaw @SD, Parker vMin, Burnett vCin today and so far only Corbin @Col tomorrow.
    I have Procello vCWS today. Tomorrow I have Anibal vCWS, Kluber vHou, Haren vMia

    Finally a question… Given all this information should I bench Porcello today? Will Porcello gimme less than 3.00 ERA AND less than 1.20 WHIP today? My thinking is I’m not gonna lose Ks and even if he gets close in Wins I still have all my guys tomorrow. My ERA and WHIP I think are good enough to win. If Porcello blows up I lose! AHHHHHH I don’t know what to do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and good luck!

  82. Wilsonian says:
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    Best stream tomorrow:

    Kelly @ MIL
    Petit @ NYY
    Ogando @ KC
    Locke v. CIN
    EJax v. ATL
    Nicasio v. ARI

    H2H – W, QS, SV, Ks, Ks/9,ERA,WHIP

    This is to go to the championship and I need a little bit of everything. Already have Shields and Gray going tomorrow, but could use one more as a little insurance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these are safe… Ogando

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I don’t have to pitch anyone. He’s got two today and two tomorrow. I also have 4 left. So I don’t have to get anyone. Assuming I make it to the championship, would you drop any of the following for some two start guys:

        Gio
        Shields
        Bailey
        Benoit
        Melancon
        Hawkins
        Cishek

        Two start guys available: Tillman, Minor, Archer, Ventura

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d drop 4 of then if I really needed the starts…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: I’m thinking of losing all the closers for the starters. I could run them out there and win every category but saves in pitching and be up 6-1 automatically. I’ve had some terrible luck with closers and jacking up my ratios lately.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Makes sense to me

  83. Snake Hips says:
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    How come SON doesn’t like Joe Kelly vs MIL?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Snake Hips:

      bugs in the system

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because he’s not a good pitcher

  84. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Would you start Burnett today vs Reds? Also I should start Kluber and Cashner tomorrow right? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all three

  85. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Also would you grab Matt Adams over Alex Gordon? Just looking for general production, no specific category but of course HR’s are welcome. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Gordon

  86. Jon says:
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    Strop over Mujica?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  87. Eddy says:
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    Grey, leading ERA and WHIP (not by much) and slightly behind in Ks. Also need wins.

    Petit @NYY or Doubront vs TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good… Doubront

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey:

        Bleh. Wily Peralta vs STL not much better than the other two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  88. Q says:
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    Need to start 2 of these 4 in championship next week. H2H points

    J Zimm @ STL
    G Cole @ CHC
    Homer Bale–ey Home v. PITT
    Matt Moore @NYY, @ TOR–(toronto not a scary matchup with Bautista and E5 out, right? Even at home?)

    Thanks Grey–wouldn’t be in finals without your help.

    Q

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Zimmermann… No problem…

  89. Wake Up says:
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    Magna Starta!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  90. Fungazi says:
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    Dropping Puig in redrafts? For who? I dunno, anyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  91. Aaron from Indonesia says:
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    Is there a thread where we could start looking at players we have to worry about sitting in the final week as the season winds down:

    Fielder?
    F. Freeman?

    I picked up Dee Gordon assuming he gets some playing time with many of the Dodgers resting. I know y’all are smarter about this stuff than I am. Just dropped down to second place by 1.5 points and I am not gonna lose this season, dammit!

    • Aaron from Indonesia says:
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      To add to the complexity, I’m in Indonesia where we are 12 hours ahead, meaning it’s quite difficult for me to wake up right before each game to see who’s starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no way of knowing who is going to sit… Fielder could be benched to rest for a day or two, but there’s no news on what day… The last day of the season maybe, but no one knows…

  92. Aaron from Indonesia says:
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    Last one:

    Axford or Grilli for saves speculation?

    Rosenthal is gone, Melancon doesn’t look right. Mujica is definitely done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli…

  93. George says:
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    I watched Billy Hamilton last night for the first time in their game against the Pirates. He chopped a ball to the pitcher that probably went about 15 feet high. He almost beat the throw on that chopper.

    I think that it is fair to say that Billy Hamilton needs to be owned in every league that you are in. He can realistically get to 100 stolen bases. I have seen plenty of great base stealers, including the obvious list of suspects. He could be better than Rickey Henderson at stealing bases because of his speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every time he’s been on base everyone knew he’d run, they couldn’t stop him

  94. Snake Hips says:
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    I want to stream on Sunday but here are my choices:
    Locke vs CIN
    Johnson @DET
    Flynn @ WAS
    Bedard @ CLE

    Am I better off not streaming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not with those options

  95. Wilsonian says:
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    Who are we starting today, pick three:

    Werth
    Crisp
    Span
    Soriano

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    Werth left last night with “tired legs”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Werth

  96. AJ says:
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    Mornin Grey…man last night was ruthless if you are a Lirinao and Melancon owner…plus let’s not mention them O’s extras…phew we so exhausting….so any who are we sure sure Melancon is out and Grillz is in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, we’re not sure but that will probably be what happens

  97. costaricanchata says:
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    cleveland has a pretty nice schedule from here on out ,
    but their offense definitely needs to pick it up .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  98. goodfold2 says:
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    williams smith or kazmir at last stream spot today. already have porcello.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

  99. Matt P says:
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    Can you pick your top 3 to do well in 2014 pleaseeee?? Have 3 spots to play with in my dynasty league… (points league)

    Luebke, Mejia, Asche, Ruf, Oberholtzer, Flores, Frazier, Venable, Revere, EYJ, Semien orrr Pinto?

    Thanks !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Asche, Flores

  100. Fungazi says:
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    I’ve got a note for June 2014 Grey – Sell friggin Kipnis.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Fungazi: Thats when I traded for him too.

      Friggin awful 2nd half again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said that in June of this year and no one paid attention

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: I know you’ve been down on him most of the year from what I saw. I thought he either corrected what went wrong last year or was because the Indians in general sucked 2nd half, but ditto to both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  101. Carl Hungis says:
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    Add Starling Marte for Denard Span ? Add Adam Lind for Chris Johnson ATL or Martin Prado? or Charlie Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Span… Add Blackmon for Johnson

  102. frankgrimes says:
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    Come TB I need a Cobb W!
    who you throwing tomorrow?
    Cashner vs LA
    Gray vs Min
    Terehan @Chi

    son has em as decent starts I can’t afford another blow up I’m tied 6-6 barely winning all the O cats and none the pitching guess I have to start em all correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All three of them…

  103. frankgrimes says:
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    thank you Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  104. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Who would you go with? IP, ERA, WHIP, K, QS are the categories

    Petit @ Yankees
    Locke vs Reds
    Jackson vs Braves
    Ogando @ Royals
    Peralta vs Cardinals
    Torres @ Phillies

    SON likes Petit and Locke, but vs those offenses has 2nd guessing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go with any of them, but if forced…Ogando

  105. Carl Hungis says:
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    Start Petit @ NYY tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  106. Chris says:
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    If i make it to my weekly set it forget it H2H championship next week, who do you like to bottom out my rotation?

    gray at seattle
    perez against houston
    yordani ventura on a two start at seattle and chicago(al)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  107. AJ says:
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    So after Pence was scorching HOT he has now gone frostbite COLD!!! Have 1 week left to go In The championship match…drop or hold?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AJ: yeah, he knocked me out of the playoffs and now decided that was enough for the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  108. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I know you never go to that alien football site but I through you a Hi today in my article. Always kiss the ring

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: * threw

      no sleep early girls soccer game

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Obviously I don’t know the players, but good stuff… Well written!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You better! Kidding… Cool, will check it out… Makes us proud!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: don’t make me pull out my half Italian side

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t do it!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: I meant your half Italian Side

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pizza side of the bagel?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: fahgetaboutit!
                They have been playing Donnie brasco like every day on tv

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, I haven’t seen that movie since it first came out… Be a good one to watch again…

  109. goodfold2 says:
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    with victorino and a-gon out i have to play myers and machado (normally a good decision), last 2 days they’re 1-22. ripping apart my avg and ops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’ve been miserable in the last two games

  110. goodfold2 says:
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    great, now my 3 bench spot in the 10 teamer semi-finals match might all be hurt or sit out ROS at the same time. victorino/agon/choo. Also need to activate Wright from DL.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: as bad as machado’s been (16-91 this month) I probably need to look into either reaquiring aramis or activating wright, likely both. wright won’t play every day, but probably 2 out of 3. Could drop vic or a-gon for wright or both for wright and aramis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  111. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    16 teamer. today, yelich/hamilton or asche. down 2 steals, choo is out so hamilton may come in earlier. solidly ahead in rbi’s and runs. tied in hits and bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Hamilton

  112. SteveNZ says:
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    F*** Justin Upton. Seriously f*** him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That bad huh?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Eh, 0-3 with probably another AB to come. Gotta start him, but he’s just been so terrible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… You have Jennings on that team? Get the homer?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nah. I drafted him, but traded him with Choo to get Votto a while back.

            Elsewhere, I have the first three in the Rockies lineup in my RCL team today. Streaming Porcello and Kazmir – what about you?

            And this – how does Votto only have 71 RBI with Choo having a .420 OBP ahead of him? Was it all that time of Frazier at #2?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, no streams today… Just about maxed out and thinking of saving the other starts for just in case I need them next weekend…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Unbelievable. Upton finally doubles, and then the contender for the NL batting title GIDPs.

            I’m so far behind in AVG and OBP that just a hit is worthless to me. I need runs dammit!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn… Insane…

  113. goodfold2 says:
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    some good news at least. a-gon is playing today. should i bench boneface or jackson. I am losing steals 4-1 and winning runs easily, but could def use rbi’s or avg/ops. winning homers by 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio

  114. goodfold2 says:
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    i like that result for my opp’s medlen, it had looked like he was pitching a winning gem there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  115. hondo says:
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    Crap,I thought they were gonna do the same thing with Stras,through him out in the rain for an inning or 2,then use Stammen or somebody when the game resumes.

    He might as well be a MR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  116. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m guessing if these guys are my starters (assuming i win this week, i’m about to be losing whip with burnett fucking things up, but also have bailey/gee/porcello today) for next week
    burnett/liriano/cueto/porcello/scherzer/bailey/gee/cole/hamels/gray/kluber/lee/ryu i should be dropping burnett to grab ventura/then later kazmir for next week’s good starts SEA,MIN. There may be some others laying around there. In other good news victorino is also back today, and gallardo just got F’ed in the A (fat adams)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup agreed

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i dropped burnett to activate wright. by tomorrow i’ll have to cut either one of those pitchers or one of victorino/a-gon/jackson/boneface/wright/machado/choo

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: just noticed i’ve benched 2 wright homers. hmmm, hope i don’t lose rbis and ops and those would’ve advanced me to next round. right now i am not currently in danger of not advancing, just wrapping the noose in case.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Boneface or A-Gon depending on needs

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: have to be boneface as this team is already weak in steals and rbi’s. but steals are harder to count on and boneface has only had i think 2 this week. If i wanted a player for just those i might as well grab hamilton. I have some guys who SHOULD be getting steals: mccutchen/choo/victorino/wright (likely not with the leg injury, but he’s hitting for sure)/jackson. My next week opp has 15 starts. i have 13 before ventura and kazmir. I’m also noticing that after tues every starter can be thrown away.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  117. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    those twits flipped it, a few hours ago it said (this was from the razzball connection site, so a good source) aramis was playing today. it must’ve been changed in the last hour or so before the game. i coul’dve had asche larry in there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  118. goodfold2 says:
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    burnett/bailey/gee/porcello. it’s funny when you are rooting for outs, not K’s. K’s are both, but i’d rather have quick outs and no walks. I’m looking at you burnett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: nice that those runs don’t count against bailey. it’s only nice since i could get a win out of either of those pitchers.

  119. AJ says:
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    Oh schnapps billy Hamilton to start 2marro against Locke..drop EY or Alcides for him right now and hope to hit SB gold!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AJ: i just dropped villar for him in a different league where i’m likely to be bounced out of consolation bracket after being the best team in it (so i had a bye). down 3 net steals in that league as villar has none this week.

      • AJ says:
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        @goodfold2: yea man pretty much same here..really solid team all year and now they decide to slump in the championship..BS now gotta make adjustments just to try to catch up with the final week approaching..smh

  120. SteveNZ says:
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    David Fucking Wright. This just isn’t going to happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Whereas I have 7 hits and ONE effing run.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

  121. B.o.B says:
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    Expectations from Jerome Williams tonight vs. Sea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      6 IP, 3 ER

  122. goodfold2 says:
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    porcello/gee/burnett/bailey have pitched GREAT. 3 earned in 22 innings! 3 ties and 1 winning right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: was better as gee/porcello are about to allow at least 4 in last 1.66 innings.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: era went from a near locked up category win 2.57 back to 3.02 with those 5 earned from gee/porcello. still ahead .32. opp has e-jax (hope he gets messed up)/arroyo/pettite/teharan/wilson vs my lee/kluber/gray. all three of mine have great matchups. all at home vs HOU,MESS,MIN.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: 3.19 with bailey’s 2 more. this team is also hitting 14-75 last 2 days, thank god for fatt adams and fielder yesterday.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, nice matchups

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

  123. AJ says:
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    Are you liking CJ wilson vs Hernandez and SEA 2marro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: who would you rather keep for the remainder of the season, Kaz who goes up against MIN or Porcello who goes up against MIA?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kazmir

  124. AJ says:
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    Damn these white sox and no offense Tigers!! porcello was having a nice game too!! i wouldnt be surprised if detroit finally starts scoring in the last inning like always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, they look done today

  125. goodfold2 says:
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    do i want blackmon more than jackson at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it

  126. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    better stream spot next week
    erlin vs ARI
    mcallister @MIN
    could grab both but would rather grab kazmir a few days in advance to make sure i have him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McAllister

  127. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    c’mon one run off of Reed to get rid of Porcello’s loss.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: it’s gonna be hard to not allow at least 1 run now.

  128. AJ says:
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    If Grilli gets the save OPP 2nite and looks sharp…dropping poor luck Melancon asap..Did you already drop Melancon ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just benched him, but I don’t need to drop him yet, I don’t need the room, but could see it if you do…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: coo alright here we go let’s see how grills looks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: alrite just made the move bye bye Melancon welcome grillz ..hope hurdle keeps him in there moving forward

  129. SteveNZ says:
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    So I have an average of .360 today, an OBP of .448 and TWO runs.

    Then the Cards pile it on at the top of the eighth with two outs to screw Siegrist out of a Hold pop. I don’t even know why I’m surprised that I get completely screwed over in the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It seems like it happens every year for you in H2H

  130. Kid A says:
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    Prince with his bases loaded kryptonite again. Damnit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does seem like it…

  131. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    How is a .230 OBP even possible for an everyday player? For a catcher, at least. Seriously, I can’t imagine anyone who owned Arencibia in an OBP won their league unless they had Trout, Cabrera and Votto on their team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s actually amazing that he has a job at all… He’s kinda miserable…

  132. AJ says:
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    Man is Blackmon really this good or is he just schmatoing it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just hot and in Coors

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: would you still wanna pick up Blackmon with Boston coming to town?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: HA!!! Did I call it or not?!!! Freakin Tigers decide to score runs all late again…leaving poor Porcello empty handed!!! Sheesh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @AJ: it was because it was against pitchers not named sale. He F’ed them up. I’m just happy afte the way it went (down 6 with 3 outs to go) that they saved porcello from a loss. that could save my season. i probably don’t need it, but it could.

  133. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, I could do with a Goldy home run here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve taken one of them too…Oh well…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yup. Need a big day tomorrow. Of course he has 3 Nats playing a double header when it’s the counting stats where I’m really chasing him…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: I have Ramos but no way he plays both games.

          • hondo says:
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            @SteveNZ: The messed up thing is that after a 4 hour delay,they called the game a few minutes after it stopped raining.I guess the field was too messed up.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, doubtful…

  134. fausto says:
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    The ENTIRE ChiSox bull(pen or shit) the latter seems more apropros should have to donate their entire next paycheck to razzball.com…. they just cost me $100 and chris sale about 14 wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: drop moss, nava, or middlebrooks for belt? Drop villar for blackmon, a. escobar, cozart? The ramos rampage is over time for el salvador?. And barring a miracle ill be playing a guy w/ 4 solid CL. Grilli worth an add? … that’s already 4 of 5 moves for next wk. And I got roark as my only 2 start. … how would you play it. I never thought at the beginning off the yr id have 4 royals… strange.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moss… I answered these above

  135. fausto says:
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    In other news. … Brandon Belt over Brandon Moss? And drop villar for Blackmon or Alcides Escobar or Cozart? Overall production is what I need I have bonifacio andrus and leonys for sb. Might get 1 from soriano….bosox have 2 days off next week and I’m working with Nava and Middlebrooks. Also should I grab grilli? Looks like The guy I’m playing has 4 closers all contending teams. ..I got Romo jansen and perkins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt, yeah… Yup for Blackmon… Grab Grilli…

  136. SteveNZ says:
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    Have one move left for the week, and an opponent who has Werth, Desmond and LaRoche with two games tomorrow. I need to win HRs and Runs to have any chance.

    I have Ramos but there’s no way he plays both games.

    I also need to win Holds but have got myself into a situation where 5 of my guys are playing in only 2 games, so not very well spread.

    So do I grab another Holds guy to diversify a bit or grab a Marlin or a Nat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to grab a Marlin or a Nat

  137. MattTruss223 says:
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    Alrighty Grey, this is for all the marbles in my H2H points league. This is my sick and sadistic league where Wins =7 and Loses = -7. Those are pretty much the only stats that matter much for SPs. We have 1 SP spot and I’ve got Grienke @ SD (Cashner) and Lee vs. NYM (Torres) to chose from. Who ya got? SON likes Lee, just not sure I trust PHI to score runs. Then again, with LAD clinched, not sure I trust them to score many either. Ugh, I’m torn.

    I don’t think it matters, but my opponent is starting Cashner. We’re in a dead tie going into the last day. Should be a low-key stress-free day for me tomorrow….Thanks for the help Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta go Lee… Good luck!

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! Also rocking Sonny Gray vs MIN in my RP slot. He’s got Joe Kelly @MIL in his. Gonna be a nail biter! If I win it though, there’s a large daiquiri heading your way!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  138. AJ says:
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    Which of these 2 should I drop for Adams and Blackmon? EYJ who has much needed speed if he can get on..losing by 1 SB …but I did just pick up Hamilton…Rizzo or Beltran in which I’m tied in homers and playing catch up in Hits, Rbis, and average..Rizzo has much pop but he goes up against Pitts and StL…and Beltran who seems like the long season has caught up to him but goes up against the Nats and Cubbies…decisions decisions…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran for Adams… Forget Blackmon…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: coo coo thanks sounds solid

  139. Alex says:
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    For weekly lineups … Any concern that Blackmon only has FIVE games the upcoming week? Thinking in a close race, Blackmon’s 5 games vs someone else with 7 games … Better off avoiding Blackmon???

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Alex: i’m wondering that too.

      • Alex says:
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        @goodfold2: @Grey … so, what say you???? :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Depends who you’re avoiding him for… I wouldn’t bother with Blackmon outside of Coors unless I needed runs… So, I’d probably look elsewhere

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Got it … Yeah, I figured in weekly leagues Blackmon is not a slam dunk option. Thanks for all your help this year … Very much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. future11 says:
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    2 quickies (though I wouldnt mind just one with a nice female counterpart ayeeeeee)

    1- Is heyward a part timer going forward for this last week? No use holding a part timer right?

    2- Rolling Haren/Sonny/ and Kluber today- you feeling good with those moves?

    Your the man! Thanks, as always you never disappoint the fans

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes…No 2. Yup

  141. AJ says:
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    Just heard ellsbury mite return Wednesday ..good pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it unless you have bench room to only play him when he plays

  142. goodfold2 says:
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    moss or blackmon today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    kluber! carter!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: if everything falls just wrong (lose rbi’s/avg/losses/wins/era/whip) kluber might be all of it. that and not activating wright and/or not getting up in time to play cole.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would suck

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: looks like even if i get beat elsewhere, as long as lee/kluber/gray keep my (getting much smaller) era lead of .16 over arroyo/pettite/e-jax/wilson i should be ok as i have runs/homers (pretty much)/K’s/saves/ops (pretty much)/whip (.07) likely locked up. I also have the tie breaker and just went ahead in avg by 1 pt.

  144. goodfold2 says:
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    opp benched teheran but started e-jax. hope that works out like it should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, questionable move

  145. goodfold2 says:
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    since i have no rbi’s since adams 1st inning homer yesterday that bruce 3 run double is damn big. down 3 rbi’s now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: of course my opp also has arroyo. free win there.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: just because arroyo should get win doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have runs against. c’mon cutch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no i meant my opp has bruce, i was tied. that’s funny how that gets interpreted both ways. Let’s just get bedard (a birthday present!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh

  146. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    shame i’m only playing for 5th in my main league (PENCE!), yelich is tearing ass today.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: looks like yelich’s curfew officer told him he’d have to be home on time tonight, rain or not.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  147. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    a-gon is now listed as playing in yahoo before your guys’ site even says so. that’s weird.

  148. goodfold2 says:
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    FIEDLER! (this is happy yelling) that should lock up OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  149. goodfold2 says:
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    lee’s making me really nervous with this first 2 guys on base last 2 innings.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: arroyo/e-jax/pettite (with more t’s) really need to have a higher whip than .92.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: One big inning against Arroyo here could seal era and whip.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: damn, mccutch is really bad this week (.150)

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: HAHA!. sounds like a scherzer game, 2 baserunners for petittie (more t’s) 1 hit, 1 run against, so far NO WIN! HAHA!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • jason batteiger says:
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                @Grey: but now petit (with less t’s) is about to give the win back to the one with more t’s) so unless gray wins AND wilson and e-jax don’t get wins i’ll lose that.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: thanks robertson (opp has him too); now petitite (more t’s) is on the hook for a sale-like loss.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @goodfold2: yeah, that’s lee’s 4th bad inning in a row. about to give up runs in this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he hasn’t looked that sharp

  150. Letsgobravos says:
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    Alright grey, I’ve got a shot to pull a miracle comeback. Trailed all week and getting killed in most offensive cats. Currently trail 5-6 overall. Tied on Ws, I’ve locked up saves and holds, lead 2.17-2.60 on ERA, trail, 1.21-1.15 on WHIP, lead k/9 11.79-11.05. Only O cats in play are HRs where i trail by 1 and SB where i lead by 1. Opponent has no starters left. I have greinke, sonny G, and cashner. Do I just start greinke and put it all on him or would you use one or both of the other guys?

    Lots of money on the line in this league. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Cash and Gray

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey:

        Alright. Just checked the lineups and it appears the dodgers have all their regulars going. By starting both sides or the matchup though, I guess that gives me a great shot at the W. Just need lots of Ks and great ratios along with it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

      • Letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey:

        I also have street and Jansen. Don’t need saves, but would you start them for ratio and k/9 help?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  151. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Where the hell is Prezzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought he was at football

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: there’s nothing going on like this at football. Hey jack i’m getting looking forward to reading your article later, i read all of the preceeding last night, was way behind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His article is good…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, and it’s up to you guys to make it like this for football…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t seen him at all over there either. He must be stuck in county or still handcuffed to his internet dates bed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about right

        • Prezzii says:
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          busy week yall! And it was my birthday yesterday! *throws confetti*

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Happy birthday! Must be nice to finally hit 75 years old…

            • Prezzii says:
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              @Grey: haha thanks! My great, great grandson got me a new chair for the shower….

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Don’t forget to put down a towel so your testicles don’t stick to the plastic…

                • Prezzii says:
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                  @Grey: HA! Thats a friggin pro tip! You been taking care of cougs pops or wat?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yup!

      • Prezzii says:
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        @Grey: i dont loiter around the football site and sell dimebags like i do over here.. just ask a couple questions and comment on Skys toupee. Its not the same as baseball every day, ya know? I dunno… We need a SteveNZ over there to get us goin!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… You can be their Kiwi…

          • Prezzii says:
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            @Grey: I couldnt compete with that…

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @Prezzii: what about a Steve NZ lite? I was waiting for you to come snark up the comments in my article yesterday and you never showed…..

  152. EG says:
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    Moss, Kemp or Venable for runs this afternoon?

    Also, I have a very close lead in WHIP (1.13 -1.16) and a good lead in ERA (2.69-3.59) and wins (6-4)…I am out of it for Ks… Start Greinke and/or Gray? Opponent has CJ Wilson and Wily Peralta set to start.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable, I wouldn’t start either pitcher

      • EG says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks for the super quick reply…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. goodfold2 says:
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    i got lucky as shit in that NYY inning. to preserve pettitie(with more t’s) loss, 2 guys had to be thrown out at home.

  154. goodfold2 says:
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    would be real bad if holland were to get the vulture here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish that would’ve happened

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: would’ve helped me in 2 other free leagues also. I think i’m already winning wins in those though.

  155. goodfold2 says:
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    gray in theory could lose me the week if absolutely everything else goes wrong. he’s already coughed up whip, only winning era by .08, instead of the nice comfy .35 or so from before that 3 run inning.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: as long as he gets a win, however, and farquar + jansen don’t get any losses between them, he would ice the week. so he needs 5 innings.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: felix is wild as shit today, likely gonna give wilson a win with this shit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully Gray gets through this mess

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: era lead still .08. he’s been fine since that 1 inning, whip is going down. Now it’s more about OAK town bullpen preserving lead.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            True

  156. SteveNZ says:
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    And the Lowrie home run puts me in the lead…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOW… Nice!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it actually locked up a loss for my good friend, and set which opponent I will face in the finals. that and the kimbrel save.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          An opponent you can beat?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Up by two in Runs, and one in HRs. We’re tied in Holds.

        Need Doolittle and Hernandez to NOT get a Hold, and for Desmond, Werth, Jay, Cuddyer and Trout to do nothing the rest of the day.

        I have Goldy, Blackmon and Lowrie still going with Ramos to come.

        If siegrist can get a Hold in the late game, that would be huge.

        Can’t say I’m super confident the lead will hold up…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pulling for you…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: That ridiculous Hold by McGee the other day starting to loom large…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Oh shit. He has Paco. Can see him getting in the game here…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: And now the Arizona lead is down to 3. Should have known my lead wouldn’t hold up.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                To 4

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Crap

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Withrow still going. Hopefully he goes 2, or the Padres tie it…

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @SteveNZ: Or they go straight to Kenley…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @SteveNZ: Come on Withrow – induce a double play! Don’t want to see no Paco!

  157. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    that was smart to bench calhoun and aybar today for aramis at util and billy hamilton in the main league playing for 5th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  158. goodfold2 says:
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    is a-gon droppable for lind? i’m already likely gearing up for finals by
    1.dropping boneface for extra starter spot in ventura. as the week goes on I can drop pitchers for either extra RP or people like billy hamilton. opp has 15 starts; before adding pitchers (kazmir/ventura/others) i only have 13. Only 2 two start guys (ryu,cueto, may even throw cueto away since last one is in CIN)
    2. dropping jackson (after mon,blackmon doesn’t play mon) for blackmon

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: instead of lind, calhoun is also available, and we know he’ll play everyday. i have 2 utils in this league, but position wise it’s better to drop an OF (a-gon, if dropping) for another one.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: just checked with the tron, Tron loves Lind over both Calhoun and A-Gon. A-gon is at bad parks, and will have off days. Lind only faces lefty on Mon. Don’t know about Sun.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose A-Gon for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, for Lind… 1. Go for Ventura 2. Sure

  159. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Effing Cashner, making himself too expensive for next year.

    I’m second in innings, first in WHIP and ERA… second to last in QS. We’re in a 200 max start weekly league, too, so it’s not like I’m loading up on relievers and rotating them in on a daily basis. First place problems for sure, but I’m pretty fortunate to be winning taking a 2 in a stat category. A category that I should be doing much better in, given my other pitching stats. It almost defies logic.

    Barring a catastrophe, I should be coasting to a win over this final week. Thanks Grey! For listening and advising. Mostly listening. To my inane rants.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! No worries, glad to help!

  160. SteveNZ says:
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    OK D-backs. Pile it on. Don’t want to see no Hernandez either.

  161. SteveNZ says:
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    Some more Lowrie goodness would be nice here…

  162. SteveNZ says:
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    Rockies MUST go scoreless here. Must.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Phew. Another tiny step towards a win. Hold for Hernandez looking unlikely now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Stupid Putz. Needs a double play now.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Yes!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sweet!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Here’s Hernandez with a 4-run lead. No Hold for him!

            Now, just need no late heroics from Trout, and quiet games for Werth, Desmond and Jay.

            Doesn’t sound very likely, does it?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: Little something out of Blackmon here would be nice…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could happen

  163. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    11 pitches, 7 swinging strikes, 3 K. Jansen throws one pitch, you’d think guys would be clued into this by now haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does show how impressive that one pitch is… Look at Mariano with his cutter

  164. Prezzii says:
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    Damn, thay jansen save just lost me the finals… Was a nail biter all week! I couldnt recover from all the injuries and only having 4 moves a week screwed me with bats. I owe madams a steak dinner, regardless. He tried!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sure you want to promise him a steak dinner? Sides add up fast…

      • Prezzii says:
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        @Grey: youre right… Ill just get him his own trough and let him do work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  165. SteveNZ says:
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    A Goldy home run here would be a help…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Lined into a double play. Grrrrr.

  166. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody remember when cook was ownable?

  167. goodfold2 says:
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    why the fuck is wilson still in this game? 122 pitches, had to have at least 113 to start the inning. just take your loss and go quietly into the almost night.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: dude, aybar’s avg is serioulsy falling off the basin into the toliet here at the end of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Angels wanted him to win 18 games

  168. SteveNZ says:
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    That’s Trout out of the way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, saw 11 runs and thought Goldy did something else

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He might get another shot yet…

  169. SteveNZ says:
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    OK, nothing out of Cuddyer here, thanks.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Just got Werth, Desond and Jay to worry about now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sweet… Glad to have Ziegler not go too (hopefully I’m not jinxing that)… Really don’t need any stupid kazaams…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Uh-oh…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Dammit!

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: All good. Done now. Corbin really left them in a hole with that short outing.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup… Nice…

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: I’m tempting fate by saying this, but in my H2H, where I’m relievers only, my ERA for the week is 0.00.

                  Not sure that’s ever happened to me before.

                  Hopefully I won’t have to rely on a Siegrist Hold in the late game…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Wow, pretty crazy… Don’t think I’ve ever had one of those…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Whew

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: here he comes, 1 out to go.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What a mess

  170. SteveNZ says:
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    Uh-oh. Werth up with a man on. One out…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Phew.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is the effin Rockies game over yet… I don’t need any save situations…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: @Grey: whip of 6.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s fine, I just didn’t need want one run scored on his line so I could preserve a .006 ERA lead

  171. herschel says:
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    @Grey: segura droppable in weekly redrafts? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  172. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 2 1/2 pts out of first in my weekly roto. i can make up the most ground in era (can move up 3 pts if i drop .07) and whip (can move up 2 pts if i drop .016).

    need to start three of the following. who do you like?

    gray @ sea
    salazar vs cws (rumor of no pitch limit)
    miller vs was
    parker @ sea
    teheran vs phi
    halladay @ mia, @ atl

    also have the option of starting ziegler where i am in front of two teams by 1 save (will be starting kenley and farquhar).

    much appreciated.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @herschel: gray/parker/salazar, or maybe teheran instead of salazar. stay away from halladay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, Gray, Halladay… Tough choices…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see going Salazar instead of Halladay like goodfold2 said… It’s really tough call… Guessing Halladay will beat the Marlins and get a Braves team of scrubs/bench players

  173. SteveNZ says:
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    When you’re only 2 runs ahead, having your opponent’s Desmond ahead of your Ramos is a real pain in the ass.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oh man, they both need to be driven in here…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It work?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Neither were driven in, so the net effect is the same.

          Nats had the bases loaded with 1 out and couldn’t get anyone across.

          Sweating on every Werth/Desmond/Jay at-bat over here.

  174. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, the Brewers have the lead. That’s not good if I need a Siegrist Hold later…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: 4-0. Siegrist hold looking unlikely.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If you pull this off with those Nats going against that crappy pitcher, it’s gonna take a small miracle…

  175. SteveNZ says:
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    Could do with a Desmond GIDP here…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And only a Ramos home run will do here…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Ok, that works too.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @SteveNZ: works just as good in a groundout league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  176. Boomer19 says:
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    Jennings tweaked a hammy. Grab Blackmon for the week or hope it was just a precautionary MRI? Weekly roto. Only steals and home runs matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Blackmon, or someone… Jennings isn’t looking good…

  177. Boomer19 says:
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    Do you think we seen the last outing of Mariano Rivera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, why?

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Just thinking if the yanks were done Mo would be done too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see why

  178. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto where only avg and sbs matter. how do you rank the following (top 3 or 4)?

    culberson – 2 vs bos, 3 @ lad
    lucas – 3 vs phi, 3 vs det
    gordon – 3 @ sf, 3 vs col
    el johnson – 3 vs mil, 4 vs phil
    blackmon – 2 vs bos, 3 @ lad
    tabata – 3 @ chc, 3 @ cin
    victorino – 2 @ col, 3 @ bal

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, Blackmon, Victorino

  179. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, start posey at catcher next week over ramos or avila where i need avg? hes been pretty awful lately….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Avila

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: so ramos over buster?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Buster over Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Posey

  180. SteveNZ says:
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    Winner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam! Congrats!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! So close. I ended up winning 6-5. Beat him by 2 in runs and 1in HRs and SBs (Desmond stole two bases tonight to close it right up) – if he’d been able to pull even in any one of those categories, he would have won as he had the tiebreaker.

        What’s more, his Werth got pulled for a pinch runner there, and then the pinch runner and his Desmond pulled off the double steal. If Werth had stayed in and done it, I would have lost.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, damn close…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: First time in the final of this damn thing since ’06

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              About time!

  181. letsgobravos says:
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    Came up just short in my bid for the finals and a shot to defend my title in the bigger of my 2 money leagues. The combo of Greinke, Cashner + Gray got me the lead on W’s, ERA, and WHIP but cost me the lead on K/9, but still left it tied 6-6 after literally never leading or being tied since the first game monday. I won both regular season meetings so I own the tie break. His only hope was a stolen base from Carlos Gomez tonight to tie up that cat and of course, he fucking got it and won 6-5. I hadn’t lost in this league since the last week of June so of course I’d go down in flames to the 5 seed in the semis. Now playing for my buy in next week in the 3rd place game.

    Made the finals in my other league that’s winner take all. Its not as big of a money league, but 1st there would still be a nice consolation. I took Braun 1st in both leagues so making the finals in 1 (as the 3 seed) and dominating the other during the regular season was a solid accomplishment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not terrible, good luck in the finals!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. Couldn’t have done it without your help.

        Who do you like best tomorrow as streamers out of McCarthy @ SD, Morton @ Cubs, Estrada @ ATL. Thinking since ATL clinched today they may run out a B team roster tomorrow. I already picked up McCarthy, could possibly find a way to grab them all. Already have Quintana going tomorrow against toronto. You feel good about him in that matchup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Quintana sounds fine, not great… I like them McCarthy, Estrada, Quintana, in that order…

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: Ok, thanks. So Morton @ Cubs is a no from your standpoint?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t

  182. Fungazi says:
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    Hey, I need to drop one of these guys tomorrow for the final round H2H. It’s 7 pitching cats with L & QS on top of the regular 5 and I’m punting W/K/QS. Worked like a gem this week.

    Perez vs Hou
    Griffin @ LAA, @ Sea

    I only need two starts to do this, so basically the 2 start value is worthless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, meant start Perez… Drop Griffin

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks man. Going to final round in both leagues – money & dump league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  183. letsgobravos says:
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    Longo’s ice cold. Would you dump him for WW fodder for the finals? Options to replace him are Todd Frazier, Pedro Alvarez, ARoid, Freese, and Callapso.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t dump him

  184. fausto says:
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    Miracle made it to finals thanks to cj wilson throwing 250 pitches winning k’s for me by 2…. championship week…dropping villar for billy steals….leonys for blackmon, grabbing grilli and belt. .you like frazier or tabata or cozart over nava, middlebrooks, arod or soriano for overall production last week of the season?. I can’t stand pat my team won by sheer luck this week bats were ice cold. As always thanks. …youve guided me thru the playoffs. I will guide some liquor your direction if I bring it all home I will guide a lot of it your way… you guys rule.

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: OR.. (I can’t believe I’m even going here but) juan uribe or schierholtz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier over A-Rod

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: last post for the upcoming week I promise. .. Grilli or Stropp or both? I’m looking at taking 3 of 5 pitching cats this week. ERA, WHIP, SV, … that’s my strategy against this opponent. SB, HR, R on the hitting side. Adding grilli/stropp would give me 5 CL. Good/bad idea? Also. I have Roark going @STL thoughts on that? (I live in stl and watch them fairly regularly they NEVER hit a pitcher the 1st time facing them esp a lefty)…. good luck with whatever teams you have going… you keep writing ill keep reading. Cheers!

  185. TheNewGuy says:
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    What a great story the A’s, talk about a great run organisation,. Oaktown Steve chip in if you’re around. you must have a massive hangover today.

    Living in England I tend to swap around teams that I support a bit. Always had a soft spot for the A’s but might have to support them full-time seeing what they are doing on such a low payroll. They must be such fun to support.

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