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I’ve started that dance with Xander Bogaerts.  You know what dance I mean.  The dance when you pick up, drop, pick up, drop, think about picking up then decide against it, go partially through with picking him up only to sit on your team page and not have anyone to drop…Then decide against it.  That dance.  The dance that any middle-aged man would do if he were in Morocco and not willing to pick a side because he’d only be fighting for a woman he banged in Paris and his only friend is some guy with bugged-out eyes.  Every time I start the dance, Sam starts playing his piano and I’m like, “Play it again, Sam?”  I say it in the form of a question so I don’t get sued for copyright infringement.  I’ve done that dance with Bogaerts for about a week.  And I can’t commit.  *lights cigarette*  Of all the waiver wire joints in all the fantasy leagues in all the world, he walked into mine.  I’m only doing this back-and-forth dance with him because he’s going to be so good and I know he’s about to be called up.  The Red Sox moved him to 3rd base in the minors just to give him a bit more flexibility to get him into their major league lineup.  On Prospect Scott’s top 50 minor league fantasy prospects, he was number one.  Numero uno, the head cheese, the big mahoff.  Between Double and Triple-A this year, he has 14 homers and 7 steals.  That’s solid for a prospect.  For a 20-year-old, that’s the sign of a future perennial All-Star.  In all leagues, I’m going to be dancing with him until he gets the call.  As I wrote this, I grabbed and dropped him two more times.  If you have the room, stash him right now.  He will be up within the next month and this will be the start of a beautiful friendship.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the Buy/Sell, just wanted to formerly announce we’re selling all new Razzball t-shirts.  They’re one-of-a-kind, unless you buy more than one, then they’re two-of-a-kind.  If you buy three, they’re– Okay, you get where I’m going here.  Anyway, here’s the Buy/Sell:

BUY

Alex Avila – Right now he’s the best catcher that no one owns, i.e., the cream of the crap.

Geovany Soto – With Yadier hitting the DL, I grabbed Soto in the league where we had him because Soto’s hit two homers this week.  I also grabbed him because it’s a very deep, two-catcher league and the options were Soto or Mike LaValliere, who hated the boom mic.

Russell Martin – Because I like to torture myself, I looked at the Player Rater to see where Russell Martin was compared to Salvador Perez.  It’s not even close!  I’m going to gather a bunch of homeless people, dress them up like old Latina grandmothers and pay them to follow around Perez and tell him they are his abuelita.  I’m doing it just to torture him like he tortures me!  “Salvy, I’m the ghost of your abuelita.  Do you have any spare change for booze?”

Yonder Alonso – He was this week’s Creeper by our fantasy football pundit, Sky.  For s’s and g’s, join a fantasy football league.  I’m told football helps bring meaning to the leaves turning colors.

Yuniesky Betancourt – He has three homers in the last ten games and is hitting near .350 in the last week.  Can’t find a…Betancourt!  Can’t find a…Betancourt!  No?  Okay.

Neil Walker – When you see Neil Walker’s name, do you imagine tennis balls stuck on the bottom of his stats?  Maybe it’s just me.

Logan Forsythe – Later today, Everth Cabrera is going to be suspended for the rest of the season.  (I say later today, but MLB is procrastinating worse than you in college when you had to study.)  So, they’re supposed to announce the suspensions later today, but it could come any time in the next two months.  Someone tack Selig’s toupee onto his head and send him in front of the cameras already!  “Do you think I should go with 34% auburn or 36% auburn?”  That’s Selig standing in his walk-in closet of toupees.  Any the hoo!  Forsythe will become an everyday player and has light-power and some speed.

Nolan Arenado – Let’s step in the Wayback Machine.  *wavy lines*  It’s April 16, 1991 in Newport, California.  I’m here in the maternity ward with the Arenado family, and Nolan was just born.  I’m now sneaking into the baby holding pen, or whatever they call it.  Hey, Nolan, I’m Grey.  You don’t know me, but I’m here to tell you you have to have a huge final two months in your rookie year.  No, don’t tug on my mustache.  That’s not a toy.  Hey, stop it!  Don’t make me switch you with Alfonso Soriano’s newborn grandson.  Oh, hey, nurse!  Um, I’m just checking to make sure the tags are cut out of the baby’s shirt so it doesn’t scratch him… You don’t have to get the cops!  Just make sure this kid hits in his final two months of his rookie year.  Yes, technically, this is his rookie year on the planet, but I’m talking about when he’s in the majors.  I’ve said too much already!  *wavy lines*  Well, there, I did what I could.

Mike Moustakas – The good news, he can’t be as bad as he was.  The bad news, he can.  I lied.

Matt Dominguez – Bit of a hot schmotato that I wouldn’t trust past Sunday.  For Dominguez, that’s fitting.

Eric Chavez – He’s a righty killer, which is better than being possessed by Gordon Ramsay and transformed into God, but not as good as being a righty and lefty killer.  (BTW, if you don’t know what I’m talking about here, Google ‘possessed by Gordon Ramsay and thinking you’re God.’  In Hailie Mathers’s voice, my MasterChef cheftestant gone crazy!)

Cody Asche – Here’s what I said earlier in the week about him, “Asche’s most famously known for his mathematically intricate lithograph of staircases where normal rules of gravity don’t apply.  Less famously known as the guy who will replace Michael Young once he’s traded (or simply benched).  Asche is strong with the bat — that’s what she said!  Huh?  He’s weaker on the field, which is a “Who cares?” with a side of “It don’t matter to me.”  He reminds me of a brand-new version of the guy he will be replacing.  Call him Michael Younger.  He doesn’t have huge power (12-ish homers) or huge speed (12-ish steals), but should have a decent average (.280-ish).  A fine promotion for the youth-deprived Phillies, who are more like the Naggies.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Junior Lake – I just went over him this morning.  Scroll up, click Home, scroll down to previous article, click…Voila!

Jonathan Villar – Didja you hear he stole home?  Wasn’t even really close.  Imagine what he can do when the guy trying to get him out isn’t 60 feet away from him throwing 90 MPH.  Yup.

Christian Yelich – Have you seen his photo?  He looks like the kid who shows up at your house in his dad’s jacket and asks if he can shovel out your driveway.

Dayan Viciedo – I think his hot schmotato might’ve burned out already.  Or not.  We’ll see.  Your choice!  Or is it?

L.J. Hoes – Has very-light pop, but could steal some bases with an opportunity.  See, Hoes has tricks up his sleeve, not in his pants.

Leonys Martin – Looks like he just had to get really cold to get moved up to the leadoff spot, then only to get hot again.  What drugs is Ron Washington doing?  Forget I asked.

Cameron Maybin – Could return shortly from a PCL tear in his knee.  I don’t know if that’s the good news or the bad news, but for those in deep leagues, he’s worth a flyer.

Rajai Davis – “King of SAGNOF, we request your attention on a dire matter…Melky is on the DL and we need your speed!”  Rajai rolls out of bed, “Stop your blabbering, I’m coming.  Have McLouth bring around my piss bucket, would you?”

Jose Cisnero – I just went over my Jose Cisnero fantasy.  I wrote it while wondering if Mark Wahlberg ever holds up bananas and says, “I’m Marky Mark and a Monkey Lunch.”

Yoervis Medina – His name sounds like a drug kingpin.  Or Benny Medina’s nerdy cousin.  The Mariners could go to Medina for saves (or Perez or stick with Kaiser Socrappy).  If I were desperate, I’d try Medina.

Dane De La Rosa – There’s so many De La Rosa’s, the top De La Rosa must be like the Don Juan of Latin America.  Or maybe Don Juan was the Don Juan of Latin America.  Any the hoo!  DLR could see save chances, but he could also blow up your ratio spot, so caveat emptor, as they also say in Latin America.

Wei-Yin Chen – In 75 1/3 IP, he has a 2.87 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with six wins.  How’s Verlander looking compared to that in his last 75 innings?  Cust curious.

Andre Rienzo – Here’s what I said the other day, “Rienzo Sono Buoni, it means, Rienzo is so good.  He can touch 94-95 MPH with his fastball and has shown the ability to miss bats, while also being very raw in his command.  With this start and Peavy exiting stage right, Rienzo should remain in the rotation.  I’d gamble on him in AL-Only and very deep mixed leagues, but he won’t get an easy next matchup.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Corey Kluber – This year will forever be known as The Year of the Glow Sticks with DJ LeMahieu and Kluber.  Or it will be known as that until I’m done writing this post.

Rick Porcello – He has a 2.08 ERA in July.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start and so do I.  SoN, “I’m glad we’re getting along again.  Now, could you ask the Hitter-Tron to replace my Popular Mechanics magazine?  The pages are all stuck together.”

SELL

Anyone Doe – In a lot of leagues, this is the last week to trade away players.  It’s time to start making some hard choices.  Mike Trout sure does dress like a world-class hitter, but if you need ERA and saves, he’s not helping you.  Though Clayton Kershaw and Mark Melancon might. The inverse is also true, if you have Kershaw, Melancon, Kenley Jansen and Strasburg, trade two of them for a part that could help.  Most pitchers will see about 10 starts from now until the end.  Most closers will be lucky to tag 12 saves onto their totals.  The best hitters will be lucky to get 18/8/18 and 8 steals.  Once trade deadlines pass, you’ll be left with nothing, but free agent pickups.  In deep leagues, this can spell doom. (Dee oh oh em, by the way.)  When your trade deadline passes, how can you make up ground in saves if you don’t have the closers?  Only so many new closers will come into the league in September.  Where are you getting steals from in September?  Or home runs?  You need to make moves right now.  If no one will give the parts you need, you may have to overpay.  It’s not a crime to trade Trout for Melancon and, say, Bumgarner if it gets you the championship.  It’s a crime to get a ten in steals and a three in Saves, if it costs you your league.  Leave nothing on the table.  I want everyone who is reading this to win their league.  You can’t win your league because you held onto Trout when he could’ve got you a necessary piece and the title.  It’s now or never, people!  Make it count.

  1. Eddy says:
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    Would you take a gamble at trading for BJ Upton? I think I can get him for (very) cheap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if it’s super cheap, I don’t have much faith in him though

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yup he has been sitting on my waiver wire for a week, i dropped him like 1 month into the season..best move i ever made, dropped him for Dom Brown right before he got HOTTT!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  2. SS help says:
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    Lake, Brad Miller or Nick Franklin rest of week? Rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I’m benching Franklin today so you know what’s going to happen…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so cause he’s in my lineup

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I swapped him back in. He’s terrible.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My claim to lose him is actually tomorrow…

              • Greg says:
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                @Grey:

                • Greg says:
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                  @Greg: So Franklin stunk all week…someone just dropped Jed Lowrie….Franklin or Lowrie? While we’re at it, Saunders or Leonys Martin? And finally, Tyson Ross, Porcello, or Joe Kelly? Much thanks…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Lowrie…Saunders

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Porcello

  3. Doowutchyalike says:
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    Stick with Todd Frazier at 3B or drop for Arenado, Moustakas, or Bogaerts (and obviously sit on for a bit)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Arenado

  4. Nathan says:
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    I just traded McCutchen and Shelby Miller for Mujica and Puig yesterdray, because I need saves goddamnit, and if I can hold my ground in that category, I should be able to win. I heard your voice in my head (well, technically your fingers? Or your pixels, i guess? let’s move on before this gets weird…) while I did it.

    Also, there’s a decent chance that Puig outperforms McCutchen over the next two months but shhhhhhh don’t tell the other owner that.

    You preach “don’t be afraid to overpay to get a player of need” every year around this time and I’m always appreciative.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… No problem!

  5. AJ says:
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    Wiley or Wheeler ROS, also EYJ has been pretty disappointing of late, Drop him for your buy Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler… Go ahead for Leonys

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: sweet thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Brandon says:
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            @Grey: Martin or Rajai Davis for the next two weeks? I need steals but not eating to sacrifice much else

            • Brandon says:
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              @Brandon: not *wanting to sacrifice

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rajai

  6. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Cargo,Dom Brown and Jim Henderson for Strasburg,will Myers and Zobrist?
    I need a MI, want a starter with good era and WHIP and think Myers won’t kill me
    I’m concerned with Cargo finger and DOm brown slumping..
    Does this make sense?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair-ish, you are overpaying slightly…

  7. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    McLouth or Leonys Martin ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  8. Adam says:
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    He has zobrist and Chris Johnson ..
    Which one would u take for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

  9. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what about Farquhar in Seattle, he’s been ridiculous lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The King from Shrek? Eh, could sneak in, I guess… Don’t think his usage says they’re gonna go to him…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I always paint that mental image when i see his name, he looks a lot taller on TV.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and less foppishly regal…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: are you going to santa anita this weekend?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m trying to get Cougs, but she’s fighting me, so not sure yet

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: I think I might have to go solo if i do, Baby’s Mama is being a pain in the ass lately and i want to have a good time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’ll be you and your 40,000 closest Asian friends

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Yes!, I get to be the tall guy, i better not wear black, they will all think i’m security. At least i know my mechanical mod vaping will make me look cool.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They love advanced technology, they’re gonna be all over you…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: it will take three of those ladies to worship my belly….oh Buddha your mod is so HUGE

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hilarious… There will be many there’s of women there…

  10. Rex Kwon Do says:
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    Agree about Xander up in august, what do you think about Castellenos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think the Tigers are in any rush to give him everyday playing time this year

  11. Clint says:
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    So if Cruz gets suspended, opening up full time for Profar, and Bogaerts is available next to Profar on the waiver wire, who gets the rose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander as of right now

      • Iceman says:
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        @Grey: Is this the prevailing thought, that profar will become an everyday player once Cruz is suspended? Who’s a better pickup then, profar or Cody Ross?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not the prevailing thought…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Profar over Cody though

          • Iceman says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey, have a great weekend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too, Iceman!

  12. Billy B-Cup Butler says:
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    Greyberto, excellent as always.

    H2H 12 teamer

    ROS how do you rank:

    Hellickson, Miley, (W) Chen, Nolasco, E-Jax, Cashner, Gee, Quintana, Porcello

    Thanks, boss. Have a splendid weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only my mom calls me Greyberto! I’d rank them on their matchups, which I don’t know… Chen, Gee, Porcello You too!

      • Billy B-Cup Butler says:
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        @Grey: your mother has good taste. I’ll stop there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  13. OaktownSteve says:
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    I don’t really feel like working. Friday and I’m going to the game tonight so I’ma slacking. I took a tour of your RCL team to kill the time. Here’s my diagnosis.

    You got a real shot at that league. I think either you or Rudy will win and the other will finish 2nd.

    Here’s how I read the potential for the finish. Up or down indicates cat could move either way on you.

    Runs: 1 point down side:0 upside possibilities
    HR: 2 down:0 up but it’s a safeish category
    RBI: no movement up or down
    SB: 1 down:2 up…key cat
    AVG: 2 down:0 up…your dodgiest cat

    K’s:0 down:6 up and maybe a 7th…the 6 are banked
    Wins:0 down:5 up and again I think the 5 are almost a lock
    SV: 1 down:2 up.
    ERA: 0 down:1 up
    Whip: 1 down:0 up

    So I am giving you a +17 potential if everything goes your way. That puts you at 88. I think 86 is a strong chance so it’ll be on a razor’s edge. I give Rudy a +7 max upside which would put him at 89. But I think his +7 will be a tough to come by. He needs to get his offense in gear.

    So two things. I retract what I said earlier about streaming for ERA and WHIP. Wins and Ks. Unless you just hit a really really unlucky streak you probably won’t lose any ground in the ratios but I think it’s too far gone for you to make up much ground in them either. If you did it would be some delicious gravy. Your K rate is 7.01 per start and your win rate is 51 percent per start. I do those as a simple calculation so that K rate per start includes both relievers and starters. It’s just k/GS. It think you can get the 7th point by catching Podhorzer, who is currently a little ahead of you in the k/start rate but now that you’re rocking 8 relievers your rate is going to pick up. I do the win percent the same way w/GS.

    Your best shot at the points that will put you over are in steals. I recommend dropping Nick Franklin right away and adding Villars. Move Rollins to SS and stick Villars in your MI. The only real vulnerable cats are AVG and HRs. You’ll need Villars to push Franklin in AVG and hope that the rest of the team makes up for the 5-7 homers you might get from Franklin ROS. Villars could get you the steals points you’re going to need.

    Stream hard, Albright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone in the last post said they were going to the A’s game tonight too… Thanks for looking again! I agree with you, it’s Rudy or my league to lose, but I’d give Rudy 80% chance and me 20%… My streaming has been bad… I get near 3.75 ERA and get mollywhopped backwards… I dropped 3 points in average in the last two weeks which has hurt… I need them back and I need to stream smart… I need Young to go crazy on the basepaths and might just go for Villar, you’re right I need steals…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I think you’re selling yourself a little short. I’d put it much closer to 50/50. Like I said, because of the accrual rates and your GS in hand, you can bank 11 pitching points in W and Ks. You can pretty much consider yourself at 82 right now. That’s basically a tie with Rudy. He’s got nowhere to go in pitching. Nowhere. It’s much harder to control the offensive side and Rudy could as easily move down as up. You’re much more stable where you are on offense.

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          @OaktownSteve:

          Also, I don’t think you really need to be overly concerned with your ratios as far as streaming goes. Like I said, there’s cushion on either side in ERA and Whip. Just max out wins and Ks.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I hear ya on ratios… I’d really like to gain a point on Carty though for ERA and Pods for WHIP…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the way you’re talking! I need to add, so that makes me trepidatious… Much easier to be confident holding and hopefully adding…

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Nice analysis. If you’re really bored, you can look at all of my teams too – that’ll fill up the rest of your workday. Enjoy the game tonight.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        You want I should look at your RCL champions team?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Big Magoo:

            You should win that league. There is a ton of low hanging upside on offense. But you had 5 DNPs on offense yesterday. No reason for it. If you want to win you’re going to have to try in that league which means looking at line ups and streaming offense. There is zero reason to be carrying Archer, Peavy,. Sabbathia and you should really pick one between Kuroda and MadBum. Probably MadBum. You should add one reliever and stream one spot. That gives you two swing spots every day. I’d make sure offense is filled and then if the timing works out, sub in another reliever to have 8 total. The main reason for reworking the pitching is that RIV is on pace to just catch you in Ks. That can be a swing category, along with runs which again is a function of playing time. You need IPs and ABs.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              Actually, I think you need to carry 8 RPs. You could also consider keeping Kuroda or Archer, whoever you think will have the higher K rate and burning the extra roster spot if you think you’ll pay enough attention to that team to make sure you have a full roster on offense everyday. I know you have like 85 teams so it’s a tall order.

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @OaktownSteve: I agree about the DNPs, but don’t mistake that for me not trying. Just look at my transaction total. I had something unexpected come up yesterday morning and was unable to make any moves before the early game started and locked the lineups for the day. I always try to max out my ABs, especially with so many teams bunched up in the power cats on offense.

              The starters are by design. I got myself into ratio trouble early on by streaming mediocre options (both starters and MRs). Carrying that number of starters allows me to play matchups and forces me to exercise more restraint than I normally would. But I’m just riding Archer’s hot streak, and CC’s on a very short leash.

              I moved Segura for Bumgarner about two months ago, and McLouth for Moss about 3-4 weeks ago. I wasn’t able to make a deal for a third baseman, which is probably the biggest weakness on my roster. I’ll probably wind up streaming that position the rest of the way.

              Thanks for the insight and advice. Always good to hear from you. Now go yell at Moss to hit some homers!

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Big Magoo:

                HA! I got sample sized. I did see you have a lot of transactions but didn’t put it together.

                Here’s my point on carrying starters. I think if you carry Price, MadBum and Kuroda those guys are pretty much good enough to start everywhere all the time so you don’t need to play match ups. You can possibly get 60 extra Ks from two relievers over the last two months and by my calculations that should make up for the differential in K rate between streamers and the guys you’d carry. And I think Ks might be the swing category between you and RIV.

                • Big Magoo says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I agree with your pitching strategy – I’m just a little gun-shy because I got burnt by so many MRs early on. I always seemed to stream guys like Tazawa and Cook when they had that rare bad outing. I wound up sticking with my closers and Smyly, who’s been rock-solid. I’ll probably jettison CC or Archer (or both) at some point and try my hand at MR streaming once again.

                  Don’t forget – tell Moss that left field doesn’t exist, BA be damned. The upper deck in right is the target!

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Big Magoo:

                    Moss is a dead pull hitter vs RHP. He goes oppo a lot vs LHP. I like him vs Ogando. I’m streaming him tonight. I’d look at AJ Ramos, Jared Burton and Paco Rodriguez.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: i want in on this too

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate:

                I can only get you to about 74 points in that league. There’s not much to do on offense, really. You just need to do what they should do. In the last week you crushed. 12 homers, 6 steals and a ton of R/RBI. Probably not sustainable but good numbers that could move you up a bit.

                You really punted steal hard and didn’t get quite the performance you would have needed in other cats to compensate. Lost cause now. Lose Villars as there’s a max of 1 point to go up there by end of season. I’d pick up Lake if you can or stream some power potential SS’s like Ransom going forward.

                You also aren’t going anywhere in saves so you should punt the speculation on DeLaRosa and for god sakes git rid of Strop. Two of the many low WHIP guys off waivers. WHIP is where the most upside is as you could conceivable go from 9th to 3rd if you really nail it.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: i didn’t punt steals on purpose, BJ and Alcides killed that for me. I’m going to keep running out the good WHIP bullpen guys, yes? and stream starters, what about beckham instead of villar?

                  It’s been a tough year with this team, I really did the dog in here. My other two teams are great, it’s strange, I have tried to get bags and saves from people for the last month to no avail, the asking price is ridiculous in ways I have never seen before. Thanks for the help, it’s always best to hear the bad news from someone else,.

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate:

                    And lose AJ Burnett. You don’t need the K’s

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: really, i plan on streaming a lot and using a heavy bullpen semi stream approach

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @OaktownSteve:

                      Actually maybe lose the Shark instead. Just eyeballing your whip. Most you can realistically go up in Ks is two but you really want to crack the whip. Could lose both and try to find lower whip streamers

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @SteveNZ:

                A lot like Rudy’s team in the expert league. Pitching should go up at least two and likely 4 points in K’s with everything else looking pretty static.

                You really just need the guys you have on offense to perform. Make sure you have a full line up everyday and hope to get lucky with a hot pick up at some point. A monsta finish from upton would go a long way. Sent from my iPhone

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: Thanks man. Be nice if Prince pulled his (ahem) weight too.

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: While Oaktown’s looking at your baseball teams, gimme your PPR strategy for football and I’ll let you know what I think.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Big Magoo: get guys that catch a lot of balls…..I kid, really it’s all about opportunity and being a numero uno, regardless of TD, but it all starts with how it’s scored

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: No, I mean copy/paste your rankings so I know when to draft certain guys in the middle-to-late rounds.

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Big Magoo: I have no rankings yet, but i will when i do, did I Invite you to my IDP and PPR league?

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @Jack Full of Hate: Haha, just joking on the rankings. JB’s draft is in less than two weeks, so get crackin’.

                    I’m only in that league and my main keeper league so far, so if you have room in another league, I’m in. I’m not as crazy with fantasy football as I am with baseball (9 leagues), but 3-4 teams works for me.

  14. Adam says:
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    Forsythe, Neil walker, or Nick franklin ROS?
    Thx

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Adam: franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin

  15. JFK says:
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    In a keeper, my AJax (20th rounder) + Verlander (N/A) + 13th & 16th round picks for his Carlos Gomez (19th rounder) + 11th & 13th round picks.

    I know I should be getting more, but really need a boost on offense and could use the extra roster spot as I’m carrying XB to the detriment of my ERA/WHIP (would like to pick up Cecil or Putz).
    Taking into account your words above, green light? If not, how much more should I be asking for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks – sent and waiting!

        Between Cecil and Putz, who would you rather have?
        I don’t mind chasing for saves in Putz, but Cecil generally seems to be getting more use (although he’s been a bit off lately).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Putz

  16. Greg says:
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    I picked up Peralta, then he bombed, Kazmir, he bombed, cruising with Miguel Gonzalez, he bombed twice….thinking of jettisoning all three for Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, and Wei yin chen….thoughts? Also, you are REALLY high on Martin. Over Crisp? Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  17. Pfitty says:
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    Moustakas or Lake ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  18. Rest up this weekend for a flood of who do I replace my PED suspension guy with. Thought I’d get my chemically overachieving Peralta out of the way before then. Limited moves, so ROS overall production would be needed. Who would you recommend from: Raburn, Jeter, Cozart, Weeks, Rutledge or any 2b/ss above? Thanks and happy Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  19. BERK says:
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    That is a disturbingly accurate description of Yelich.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  20. dk says:
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    Can Mous or Yelich give me close to what Choo would ROS in XBH, HR & RBI? Don’t need his steals or runs. Need saves and Choo was requested in return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  21. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I’m in 1st place by 9 games and the 4th place team is like 25 games behind me in a 12 Team H2H 5X5. The only move I’ve made was about 2 months ago and that was me reading Harvey for Latos. I am honestly considering this counter offer someone sent me.

    My Machado and Puig

    For

    His Votto

    C – Salvador Perez
    1B – Prince Fielder
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Zimmerman
    SS – Prado
    OF – Stanton
    OF – A Jones
    OF – Pence
    UTIL – Puig
    UTIL – Machado
    B – Kendrick
    B – Lowroe

    SP
    Scherzer
    Latos
    Samardjia
    Cingrani
    Parker
    Moore
    Arroyo
    Ryu
    Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it…

  22. Big Magoo says:
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    Couldn’t agree with you more about your trade deadline comments. I just dealt Shelby for Chris Perez in a blood-for-saves league in which I only had two closers. Don’t worry about winning a trade on paper – if it helps your team, it’s a good deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a bad trade with Miller going to get shut down

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, his innings cap was a consideration, but I probably would’ve done it regardless. I still have Wainwright, Strasburg, Kuroda, and Bailey and am winning ratios by a mile. I’m in the middle of a tight pack in saves though. Perez is much more valuable to me than Miller at this point.

        Chris Davis for Kuroda and Greg Holland looks like a terrible deal on paper, but if the Davis owner is dominating the power categories and needs ratio help and saves, it’s the kind of deal that can win a league for that owner. It’s all about needs at this point.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, gotcha

  23. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Going klubering despite the sched? Tigers, Angels, A’s, Rangers for the next 6 games iirc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on other options, not vs. the Tigers in most leagues… Angels and A’s aren’t that terrific… Rangers aren’t bad in away games…

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:

        Ya, after being on that bandwagon all season, I have a tough time hopping off. I’m just going to put on my glowstick headband, drop some molly, and hopefully enjoy the ride. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  24. AJ says:
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    Puig or Myers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  25. Rags says:
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    I’m 17 roto points out of first, 2.5 points ahead of third. First four places are paid.

    So, I have a few potential trades on the table, but it’s a keeper league and it would take sacrificing significant keepers to get meaningful guys.

    How do you calculate when it’s worth going for broke, and when it’s worth doing something minor and just playing for second?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for broke if you can win

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, but that’s my question, how do you figure when you can’t win?

        I need 10 HR to move up one point, 20 to move up three, 30 to move up five (effectively six because I’d knock first place down one). I need 40 Ks to move up one place there, and then another 20 to move up another place. I’m in sixth in OBP but ratios are pretty hard to move at this point, right?

        If I move up three points in HR, 2 pts in Wins (could easily based on what i’ve got), 2 points in RBIs, a point in OBP, and don’t lose anything in other categories I’m still only halfway to catching first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should play for 2nd place…

          • Rags says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, that’s the sad realization I’m coming to. If I hadn’t spent so much on BJ Upton, Weeks and Braun this year, might have been a different story.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  26. Pete says:
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    My 1B and 3B situation is a little less than desirable (need at least one of each, plus an IF position). Right now I have Luke Scott, Morse, Headley, and Lawrie. Arenado is available after I dropped him a few weeks ago. So is Alonso. 12 team H2H points league.
    a) Pick Arenado back up? Pick up Alonso?
    b) Who would you potentially drop, and in what order?
    c) Should I have my eyes on any other 1B’s like Konerko, Reynolds, Belt, Carter? The K penalty in my league makes Carter tough to stomach.
    d) Where does Xander rank in the mix? I have him stashed but trying to understand his relative value.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado over Scott, Alonso over Morse

  27. shibboleth says:
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    Start Gerrit Cole vs COL? SON has him at 9.change, which I’m still trying to figure out. Good, right? As in, not so bad, but maybe better?

    PS Grey, Your American Tabloid recommendation was just brilliant. I blew through that and the Cold Six Thousand (not as great but still good) and am now into Blood’s A Rover. Gotta love trilogies. It was the recommendation that kept giving, thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s good… You should thank SteveNZ, he recommended it to me…

  28. Alan says:
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    Need lottery ticket. Guy in last has Reyes and cespedes. Okay to sell braun for one of them?

    7×7 with SLG and OBP

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  29. stonepie says:
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    was offered either headley or bourn for romo. im leaning headley since its for a util spot and bourn forgot how to steal bases. should i take either or try and get more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourn if you need SBs

  30. Club Sauce says:
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    So, I can’t decide between my “been stashed all year” Oscar Tavvy and Xander… Don’t really have a need at 3B/SS that is above and beyond my needs in the OF, and vice versa…

    Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      • Club Sauce says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, buddy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. smegma says:
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    Got offered trout/Parker or my Bautista/Craig (both I whom I just traded for). Offer came from next closest opponent who needs bats due to injuries but I have ok lead. The move would force cuddy to IF and crisp to UT. Could try to counter for his Napoli or Santana to be put in trade for my injured Molina or just hold? His other pitchers with reasonable value are verlander, CC and wheeler. His injured bats include choo Harper, kemp. 12 team h2h points league non keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try for Santana or Naps

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: which do u prefer? And do u think this move weakens or helps my lineup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Napoli… It helps

          • smegma says:
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            @Grey: you’d also prefer giving cuddy over Craig right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  32. Sir says:
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    I’m in a keep-5 league and my team is done for the year, so I’m trying to improve my last keeper. Right now it’s a tossup between Kinsler and Adrian Gonzalez, but I could try to trade them both (plus some other spare parts) for Braun. Would you do that? In what round to you think Braun goes next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  33. donpre says:
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    Junior lake or Elvis andrus?
    Also which 2 would you you keep? Aaron hill, b Lawrie, m Morse, Shane victorino, aoki, leonys Martin, Adam Lind.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus… Hill, Aoki

  34. Rodney says:
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    Can I trade Adam Jones for Carlos Gomez in a keeper league if I really want to? I have alot more movement I can make in SBs than any other category…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper SBs

  35. weas says:
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    Is it dumb to trade Scherzer for Ortiz when I need HR/AVG to solidify my league and I can probably coast to 10-12s in all the pitching cats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not dumb, but you should be able to do better…

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @weas: nice avi…

  36. Brian bushman says:
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    Hey grey love that ya still have yelich on the buy!! He hasn’t been throttling like he will, but he’s legit-even in his minor struggles he impresses Redmond enough to move him up to lead off!! And I love 61*nick for coinage on a nick-name!! His homer the other day was sort of a bomb!! Sooo happy giancarlo is back in manchild-man form and the defector k’d up what-13?! the other day!! On a non-marlins note tho, I wonder what the Cards have in the cards for baby Pedro (C-mart)…I can only hope and dream that his next callup is as a starter!! I have Shelby on the team too-are they gonna shut him down at any point? I’ve heard mixed reviews on that, but he had arm fatigue last year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You love your Marlins! It’s refreshing… I don’t think we see significant innings from C-Mart this year…

      • Brian bushman says:
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        @Grey: yah I’m not expecting major innings from cmart but I have him in my keeper league where the defector, Harvey, and Shelby could all innings freeze around playoffs-I still have price, Felix, scherzer, latos, liriano, and Tillman but losin defector, Harvey, and miller would hurt a bit so I’m praying to the “fantasy east” 13 times a day that cmart will help a playoff push(crossing fingers and knocking lightly on wood)…and yah I LOVE my marlins so I hate that weasely son of a b/!(h loria…if any chicks knew who the marlins were I’d be a prime candidate for a loyal future boyfriend/husband/steady f-buddy whatevs because I can be a loyal fan to a team with an unloyal, dogshit owner/upper office history, right?…the whole better or worse thing…I mean ’97 and esp 03(cuz they beat the yanks that year and was also a Very entertaining marlins postseason overall) make it fun but heartbreak city with miggy and hanley both being outed…if Stanton leaves, Jose will defect back to Cuba and yelich will wanna go back to high school and then I’ll have to fireball the crayola canyon and all the flamingos and artwork therein…but in the end I’ll still appreciate the fish from my prison cell?…geez it’ll still be lorias fault tho…#book #rant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha… Nice rant!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: this would be a cool book to read if you actually did this to unicorn vomit. Yelich back to high school is good stuff.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  37. Al Bundy says:
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    Yelich or Byrd or Rasmus in a points league Util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  38. agarthered says:
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    In need of SBS/RBI’s have one spot in my outfield and currently rotating between choo (against rhp) and eyoung.

    Been offered
    Ellsbury for Shelby and Choo

    thoughts? feel like i’m giving up quite a bit, but ellsbury would be a mainstay in my outfield and shelby on innings limit correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ellsbury in a heartbeat

  39. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I’m having a difficult time trading in my league because it’s a keeper league and if the teams lower down in the standings can’t win, they want your best keeper or nothing. Gonna try and move Yelich and Eaton for hot schomatoes if I can.

    Donaldson has been crapping the bed lately, so would you trade someone like Yelich in a keeper league for Arenado? I probably wouldn’t keep either. Arenado seems to be hitting now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  40. yoyoma says:
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    Cespedes for Hosmer+Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m trying to magically acquire Trout. We keep 5. Of these 6 guys, what combo would you offer to acquire him where we keep these 5 forever:

    Goldy
    Tulo
    Machado
    Jones
    Stanton
    JUp

    H2H – H, R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    *we have two UTIL slots, so 4 OF isn’t an issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo, Upton… Tulo, Machado

  42. Big AL says:
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    So you dropping Perez for Martin ? Chancing the curse of Gramasita ? She was a Voo Doo women you know. She will reach across from the Nether World and grab your balls and twist them till your mustache falls out. Kinda like what Perez is doing to you now. You throwing in the towel and giving up on all that whining and hating ? Well ?????? Is it worth your Mustache. ?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I would

  43. Adam says:
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    Zimmerman or Shelby miller ROS?
    Looking to trade one
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann

  44. Matt P says:
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    16 team dynasty league, making a push for the championship (currently in 1st)

    I gave: Ozuna, Altuve, Hultzen, Glasnow, and Eric Young

    I got: Matt Carpenter, Dexter Fowler, and this prospect Courtney Hawkins…

    Gave up too much? Thanks! Carp and Fowler still only 27 so I’m pretty happy… still have Zimmer and Sims as pitching prospects so…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay, could kill you next year

  45. matt says:
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    would you trade starlin and moreland for carlos Santana and lowrie…22 team league 5@5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  46. Jon says:
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    It make sense for me to try to trade Victorino for a CI before our trade deadline and for keeper reasons, but I haven’t had any bites. Can you give me 3-5 names I could ask about that would be a reasonable return? I have Lawrie and Frazier splitting time there now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at the player rater and find guys by him…

  47. rufus says:
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    Shelby Miller in a keeper league……trade him or keep him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, I like him for next year though

      • rufus says:
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        @Grey: Zimmerman, with expiring contract, but pick up Matt Holly-day and need some Offense

  48. wetlands says:
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    Cargo/Greinke for McCutchen/verlander —- which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cargo

  49. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    What the? Who’s pitching for Miami? Draftkings has it as Jo-Fer, but everywhere else it’s Alvarez.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Ok, not everywhere else. MLB.com and baseballdata.com it’s Jo-Fer. Yahoo and ESPN it’s Alvarez.

      • Brian bushman says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: it is the defector…Alvarez threw a deece start Wednesday…hip hip Jose!!! Or in star spangled banner, “Jose can you see”

        • Brian bushman says:
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          @Brian bushman: my question for you is would that be cramyourpitcherquestionupyourpitchhole!!?! Hahaha that’s a funny tag name tho!! 2 words: origin all

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Brian bushman: That’s a “I’ve got money riding on this” question! Pitchhole…that sounds just as bad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s Jo-Fer

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: I can’t be riding my Draftkings hopes on “I think”, Grey. But I guess, do any of us really KNOW what is going on, unless we’re actually at the game. All these informational sites could be lying to us. Conspire much?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, nice

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: alvarez pitched either yesterday or wed.

  50. Jason Katnip says:
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    Awesome post. I am literally going to bomb bard my league mates with trades. So I have 7 closers and my offense has been plagued with injuries. I have 6.5 in saves. I can use any offensive help, do you think Melancon, Henderson, Brothers, Janssen, Perez, Ziegler, Balfour and say a Nate Mclouth, or an EYJR, or Coco Crisp could return anything worth while of an OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Closers are always worth something to the right person…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jason Katnip:

      Is that Shakespeare’s club name? DJ Bomb Bard

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

  51. Web says:
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    Need 1 more starter this week to reach my weekly innings minimum…Safer start Bum vs Tampa or Garza vs Oakland

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  52. dk says:
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    Leonys for the muppet closer? I’m good on steals, need saves. No brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, no brainer

  53. Adam says:
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    Just traded Cargo,Dom Brown and Jim Henderson for Starsburg,will Myers and zobrist…
    I was leading in HR and worried about the injuries….need a low WHIP/ERA starter and my MI stinks ..traded Henderson bc I lead in saves as well…
    Did I overpay? Thought it was fair for me…
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No it’s fine…

  54. Jason Katnip says:
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    Is Mark Melancon, Grant Balfour, Corey Kluber, and Nate Mclouth for Trout fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Jason Katnip says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you advise it with the rest of my closer corps, and pitching staff at:
        Scherzer
        Weaver
        Hamels
        Lackey
        Nova
        Kluber
        Cobb (DL)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  55. Web says:
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    Would you trade Harper to minimize some of his injury risk? Any chance they shut down Harper once the fall out of the race?

    I was looking at offering Harper and Donaldson for Marte and Longoria,,

    I could also swap out Marte for Choo possibly..Thanks

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Web:

      Harper is a pain in weekly leagues. Daily shallow leagues he’s a lot easier to handle. I don’ think there’s any chance he gets totally shut down unless there’s a further injury. If you need steals you might take the Marte side even if Harper were totally healthy. Son of Donald is muy tired.

  56. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Starting Zimmerman tonight against the Brew Crew because I’m way down on innings pitched. Let’s all hold hands and pray together. He’s been bad lately.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Weeks has his number, and I have Weeks, so go Wheezy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty safe start

  57. Ollie says:
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    14 team H2H points league. 4 keepers.

    I give Cain for Wheeler

    I’d keep Wheeler but wouldn’t be keeping Cain. I’m in 1st in my division, 2nd overall. The guy with Wheeler is 3rd.

    Cain’s inconsistency kinda scares me, plus then I’d have Wheeler for next year. What do you think Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  58. JK says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With BJ coming off the Dl tomorrow, need to drop someone. Who do you think produces the least ROS:

    D.Ruf, L.Morrison, D.Mesoraco

    7cats: R / HR / TB / RBI / SB / AVG / OBP

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

  59. Aero says:
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    Anyone think Shelby can hold the Reds scoreless today in CIN? Reds haven’t scored much over the last week while @SD, @LAD, and @SF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Haha, I was sort of hoping somebody had news that half the reds squad was out with the flu or something. Getting killed in my H2h pitching this week and need a comeback!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  60. Bernie Brewer says:
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    15 team 5×5 Mixed. I’m in 3rd overall, but 9th in SV (mostly accumulated from earlier in the year). I have only Cisnero as a current closer (if you can call him that…). I was hoping for a lot more turnover at the trade deadline so I could grab another closer or two, but since that never happened…

    Here’s my staff:
    SP – Bumgarner, Hamels, Lester, Liriano, HBailey, Cingrani, Beachy
    RP – Cisnero, Bastardo, Delabar (Grilli – DL)

    I’m currently over my IP projections by about 20, so I’ve thrown out a few SP for a CL offers. Am I crazy offering Liriano for Perkins? What about Lester for J. Johnson?

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do the Lester deal first, but is do either… You too!

  61. Mike says:
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    McLouth or Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  62. WWGaudinD? says:
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    Happy friday yall! @grey, who needs a stache when we got OTS?? give this guy a column…. OTS, you da man! Go a’s!

    P.S. Your dog is a f**kin O.G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OG, all day 24/7 364! (Doesn’t work on Arbor Day — it’s about the trees, yo!)

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @Grey: trees? Roll it, grey!

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @Grey: watttt… You lucky bastardo! You didnt scoop up any merchandise!? Not even a Psy scarf for winter? Shame on you…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I got a Psy pashmina!

              • WWGaudinD? says:
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                @Grey: im gonna buy PSY for a night and have him show up unexpected at your wedding.. just outta nowhere…… You hear over the speakers “Oppan Gangnam style!”.. then its on!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  First dance? Please tell me you’ll be there for the first dance….

                  • WWGaudinD? says:
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                    @Grey: of course, ill be riding in on Psys back while he gangnam’s thru the fog machine! :D

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Au Shizz!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @WWGaudinD?:

      It’s a fireworks night at the OHDOTCO. They let you down on the field after the game and shoot ‘em off above the rim of the stadium. Not sure the little Oaks are going to last to the finish though. Thanks for the compliment, dude.

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @OaktownSteve: yep ive been before! More enjoyable after a W tho.. And no prob, credit where credit is due!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @WWGaudinD?:

          Big series. Could be a 1/2 game lead or 6.5 by Sunday night. A’s need to find a hot hitter or two.

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @OaktownSteve: you said B Moss… Im goin Seth Smith… Bash brothers!

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @WWGaudinD?:

              My daughter loves Sogard. She goes ER IC SO GARD *clap clap clapclapclap* whenever he comes up.

              It’s nice out right now but I have a feeling it’ll be cold by the time that game ends. Score early and get it to Doolittle/Cookie/Furious Balfour.

              • WWGaudinD? says:
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                @OaktownSteve: haha your daughter is a champ! And yeah its real windy here too… Ball could carry out in right! And im not too scared of ogando… Watching fireworks is gonna be freezing tho. Buddle the little ones up!

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @WWGaudinD?:

                  Probably won’t make it to fireworks. Though the boy is taking an extra long nap.

  63. Jason says:
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    If bogarts comes up and produces right away, would you consider him a keeper to the level of machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  64. Wilsonian says:
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    If you were still in it for this year, would you deal Tulo for Stanton, Bruce, or Bautista if you had Hanley to replace Tulo?

    H2H – H, R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: keep guys for two years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  65. Brooke says:
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    Hi Grey, I dropped BJ for Bogaerts and it almost felt as good as when I dropped Gallardo for a used tampon. BJ has only scored 71 more points than Bogaerts so far this year in my league so ya know…..

    Also, looking ahead to next week would you start Cingrani once at home vs the Padres, or Kluber twice at home vs the Tigers & Angels? Thanks, enjoy your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Kluber… Thanks, you too!

      • Brooke says:
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        I can’t get Bertie Higgins song “Key Largo” out of my mind now. It’s weird as it all started after picking up Bogaerts, and I’m being serious, it really did. It is such a calm lovely song though and I can remember hearing my parents playing it as I was growing up…..Just strange how the mind works.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlohlrJKpp8

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why you gotta put it in my head now too?

          • Brooke says:
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            Haha, sorry!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mmm-hmm

  66. WWGaudinD? says:
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    Looks like the bartender has served up his last bloody mary for now.. Grab medina!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  67. Big Magoo says:
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    Jeff Locke? Check. Tyler Chatwood? Check. Travis Wood? Check. Bartolo Colon, Mike Leake, and Patrick Corbin better run and hide. The Regression Fairy is on a rampage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yup

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      Have you ever seen Mike Leake hit? I guess he was a pitcher/DH at ASU. Dude can rake. He’s a career .255 hitter with a .600+ OPS. I’ve always kind of liked him, but he’s going to be fantasy marginal because of K rate and ballpark, I think.

      I think Bartolo is a perfect example of the problem with FIP. He’s a pitch to contact guy in a big park with an excellent defense behind him. Those guys are going to outpitch their FIP. He’s issued 21 walks in 147.2 innings. I love pitcher IRL who don’t walk guys.

      • Juice_0321 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I scouted him at ASU and he was a SS/P. There are some great hitting pitchers Vargas, Gallardo, Wood, Leake.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Juice_0321:

          He’s got a compact swing. Probably a good all around athlete to pitch at his size. In what capacity were you scouting? Advance scout for a college team or an MLB org?

          • Juice_0321 says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I have been an Area Scout for KC since 06. I live in So. Cal and am assigned OC, some LA county, some SD county and some Inland Empire. I am responsible for guys like Lamb, Duffy, Montgomery and Mous. I’ve pretty much seen every player in So. Cal at some capacity over the years. I also was the hitting instructor for our scout ball team. I have had Arenado, Hobgood, Skipworth and countless others. Man I need to find my way into an RCL league one of these days.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Juice_0321:

              Super cool. RCL has become my favorite format. Be glad to play against you next year. Hope you come by and drop knowledge on us from time to time. Does your background make you any good at pretend baseball? I think it would help but isn’t necessarily enough. Interested in your take.

              • Juice_0321 says:
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                @OaktownSteve: I am good at H2H pretend baseball, but not so hot in roto or points formats. I wanted to be quiet about the fact that I signed Mous because of Grey’s ultimate hatred towards him. Truth be told, I had Stanton much higher on my follow list and everyone laughed. No one was laughing when he hit 39 homers in A ball that year. Oh and I got a promotion. I wont go into who else I had on my lists for each year. Politics!

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Juice_0321:

                  What a cool gig, man.

                  • Juice_0321 says:
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                    @OaktownSteve: Def is. I thank my lucky stars every day that I have a job I love.

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @Juice_0321:

                  Re: Mooous…my understanding of the scouting game is if you find guys that make to the MLB you’re ahead of the game. They won’t all be stars but if the get that high, you’ve kind of done your job well.

                  • Juice_0321 says:
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                    @OaktownSteve: We make pretty fat bonuses if the player re-signs with the org. Other than that its just salary and annual bonuses.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I’ve seen a few of Leake’s ABs in the majors. I didn’t see him at all in college. Based on his K-rate, hitting ability, ballpark, and stuff, he kind of reminds me of Micah Owings a bit. I don’t recall Owings ever having the kind of year that Leake is having this year on the mound though.

        As far as Bartolo goes, he certainly has plenty of real-life value, but a 40 year old who relies mostly on a fastball that is not overpowering is bound to see some regression from a sub-3 ERA, especially when pitching in the AL. I understand that he induces weak contact and has a solid defense behind him, but those types of numbers are unsustainable for a player with his skill set.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          Maybe on Bartolo. Let me give you a quick list:

          Wainwright, Lee, Harvey, Felix, Iwakuma, Scherzer, Sale, Minor, Kershaw, Bailey, Zimmerman, Kluber, Fister, Lackey, Tehran, Loshe, Darvish, Miller, Colon, E. Santana.

          Any guess what that is?

          That’s the 2013 top 20 K/BB list. Not a bad pitcher on the list. I know the skill set you mean with Bartolo is K rate, but his BB rate is so extreme that his skill set become comparable to those with higher K rates.

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: There’s no question that Colon has elite control. It’s just that when a pitcher misses bats as infrequently as he does (5.5 SwStr%), the results are largely luck-dependent. He’s neither overpowering (89.9 mph average fastball velocity) nor deceptive (84.6% fastball%), which leads me to believe that he’s benefitted from some good luck (81.5% LOB%) despite his stellar control. He looks to me like a mid-high 3s ERA guy than a mid 2s one.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Big Magoo:

              It’s fair.

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @OaktownSteve: I’m usually more of an eye-test kinda guy than a numbers guy, but I had to support my argument somehow. Arguing that he’s an old, chunky soft-tosser just wouldn’t be as convincing. A solid #3 starter in real life, just not a front of the rotation arm anymore.

                Anyway, enjoy the game brother. Go Moss!

  68. Juice_0321 says:
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    Leonys or Donaldson today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  69. Andrew says:
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    Hey Grey got a keeper question for you. Keep 5 in a 12 team 8×8 h2h league.
    Who should I keep? Want to trade the rest to teams that are selling because im trying to get the 1st rd bye in the playoffs. So I’m playing for this year but also dont want to give up my best keepers.

    Hanley – 5th rd (2 more yrs)
    Heyward – 5th rd (1 more yrs)
    Rizzo – Last rd (1 more yr)
    Puig- Last rd (2 more yrs)
    Myers – Last rd (2 more yrs)
    Sale – Last rd (1 more yr)
    Jo Fer – Last rd (2 more yrs)

    Thanks Grey! This site kills it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale, Jo-Fer, Myers, Puig, Rizzo

  70. UhOh says:
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    I just moved Bautista for Masterson and Liriano….. My Of is silly awesome with Trout, McCutchen, Stanton, Justin Upton and a soon to be ON FIRE Bossman Upton. I WAS punting wins and now hoping to compete in wins, Ks, era and whip.

    My other Starters are J Zimm, Shark, Homer Bailey and AJ Burnett.

    Did I overpay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit, but you do what you gotta

  71. goodfold2 says:
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    1. miller or yelich today only
    2. for holds hierarchy is this right after the 2 trades for crain and downs
    doolittle>peralta>walden

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller… 2. That looks right

  72. donpre says:
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    Shelby miller or garret cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  73. Papajeansegura says:
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    I’m sick of my team sucking…I’m in 4th/5th place in my 10-man league and seem to lose a different category each week. What’s wrong with this lineup?

    Prince Fielder 1B
    Altuve 2B
    Andrus SS
    Matt Carpenter 1/2/3/OF
    Lucroy and Napoli C
    OF
    Starling Marte
    Nelson Cruz
    Jay Bruce
    Fowler
    Bourn

    SP- Ryu, Zimmerman, Harvey, Homer Bailey, Leake, Jorge DLR
    RP- Benoit, Chapman, Balfour, Henderson, Casey Janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much runs/speed, not enough RBIs and power…

      • Papajeansegura says:
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        right well I lost pujols and texiera, cruz about to be gone i just proposed a bunch of trades but my league is fairly tightfisted… oh well maybe Jr. Lake will be my teams’ saviour hahahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  74. goodfold2 says:
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    ryu looked terrible. so medina is best bet for SEA saves.no furbush, even though he was the only one that didn’t look terrible yesterday? Pretty sick that kaiser loses his job when he wasn’t even messing up his job. 5 run lead isn’t his job.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: if median, i’m assuming dropping bastardo for medina for saves makes sense?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: got it, but really looks like SEA manager is taking out his own anger over looking stupid for putting in closer with 5 run lead. Like when drunk Dad gets fired from work and beats on whatever of his 7 kids he never should’ve had is closest when he throws the door open.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @goodfold2:

      Wilhelmsen has been lucky to not have been even worse this year. His K rate is not good and he’s a one pitch guy. When he’s been not horrible it’s mostly been luck. He gets roped.

  75. royce! says:
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    Drop Ramos for Avila?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Au Shizz!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Sadly, I don’t own Goldschmidt anywhere…thought I could get him later in h2h and drafted Heyward instead…But I’m thrilled for you and Steve, who drafted him at 13 in the RCL!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice work, Steverino!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Yes. We are all very happy for him. Almost as happy as I was for him when he managed to land Fielder and Reddick for Lind, Wilhemsen, and Nelson Cruz. Delightful!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who was that trade against?

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: AL KOHOLIC. He and I have been battling for the coveted eighth spot in the rankings. We’re kind of flailing here…In his defense, it was back when Lind was batting like Pujols in the 2000s (“aughts”?), Wilhelmsen didn’t suck, and Cruz wasn’t a lock to get suspended.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  SteverinoNZ in first?

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey: Actually, 5th. But there’s only 5 points separating him from 1st, currently occupied by Schmohawks Bob, who has 86 points. Until recently, our first place team was sort of abandoned (he still has Hill DL’d and Street benched). It’s a weird league this year, with 5 teams contending for 1st…I’m 29 points out of 1st. Still early! I am, however, in 1st for moves made…so proud!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who abandoned a team?

                    • royce! says:
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                      @royce!: Someone named Mike. Steve might be a better person to ask about this, as I am not an original member of Original Recipe.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mike? Is he an infiltrator?

                    • royce! says:
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                      @royce!: don’t know him, though I think he’s been involved for an urban dictionary minute…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hey! Stupid Delabar. How am I supposed to make up ground in pitching with that shit?

                    The abandoned team team is indeed an original Razzballer – cockyphoenix is the handle. He seems a little inactive, though doesn’t seem to have hurt him any.

                    Don’t forget royce!, you traded me some pretty sweet pieces too…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Yeah, I made some tough and terrible moves trying to pick up saves…the Zimmerman for Pence and Bell trade has worked out in my favor, but that win was more than offset by Rosario for Valverde…I just figured that I drafted Rosario so late that I should not consider him more valuable than someone who was currently closing. Not that reversing that trade would have saved my season. Maybe would have gained me a point or two. It’s still early!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw, sookie, now the truth comes out!

  76. goodfold2 says:
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    yelich with his 3rd extra base hit of the year, needs to get that slugging up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo’s a shizzshow

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: thank god i’ve been hitting really good on wed and thur,so i’m not minding i sat yelich. It’s good to have choices with roster that occasionally leave out the better hitter that day. Wasn’t a problem i had the previous 9 days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  77. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Au Shizz!

    I own Goldy, Puig, Myers, Hanley, and both CarGos in my RCL. It should be a good stretch run.

    Sprained middle fingers crossed, of course.

    Thanks for all the advice, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz! Ha, no problem

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        Now if I may, I have one piece of advice for you. It’s time to dump Salvador “I Miss My Abuelita So Much I Forgot How To Hit” Perez and jump on the Jason “The Sociopath” Castro bandwagon. He has no emotions. He just hits.

        I did it about two months and a half ago and I haven’t looked back since.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you’re right, I don’t know what’s come over me… Like Ron Popeil has brainwashed me…

          • Grey's Goatee says:
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            @Grey:

            I know how you feel. I too was once in denial of Salvy’s sucktitude. He teases you by going 2-5 with 2 singles and no counting stats every once in a while.

            Meanwhile, Castro has 13 HR and 29 2B on the year. At the very least, he should be streamed at home where he has 10 of his 13 HR. I know, I know, he’s still Jason Castro, but let’s not forget he was once a top 10 pick, if I’m not mistaken.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m with you… Jesus montero getting sent down was the best thing to happen to one of our teams because we grabbed Castro to replace him…

  78. goodfold2 says:
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    here’s some good exploiting of the waiver rules. i’m about to pickup medina, but first i’ll pickup furbush (i think he might be either the closer or next to try), but drop immediately to get medina. now if furbush does become closer my opp this week can’t grab him for 3 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  79. JohnnyBaseball says:
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    Guru,

    In serious need of some trade advice. I flipped Addison Reed for Jeff Locke to solidify my rotation for the weekly h2h playoffs. I’m down to Zeigler and Wilhelmsen at RP.

    Do I move Rizzo (have Freeman) and the closers for Adrolis Koji and like a Mike Morse? I’m terrified Wilhelmsen is going to sink my team. The other option is Smyly to pad the ratios or to stream a Kyle Kendrick (RP carrying) pitcher in the tournament.

    My O is loaded (7 in the top 100, other 2 top 150) and my staff is passable (Cole Shields Samardjiza Kluber Locke et al). The stud closers could come in handy.

    Please advise. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent if you can win this year and need saves…

  80. royce! says:
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    Ah shizz! I started Medlen.

    Just wanted to join in on the chorus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’m streaming Ubaldo…kinda funny that without looking I can’t even imagine who is hitting ubaldo this much…Schlubaldo!

  81. Project Merkin says:
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    Greyballs,

    Our favorite chick (well my favorite chick, not sure if you chimed in on her) from the Lil Dicky video I posted yesterday is in ANOTHER video for some other band….and true to form, she’s looking hot as can be and shakin her tailfeather…. and it doesn’t hurt that this song is also an absolute heater.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0aRb4rAq0I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Very nice tailfeather…

  82. Jason says:
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    ROS Pedro Alvarez or arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  83. FrankieMc says:
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    Grey what’s up…

    Would you trade J Upton and Hardy

    For Iwakuma and Peavy?

    I need pitching and I am going to pick up Byrd to replace Upton. My other outfielders are Trout, Rios, and Holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you’re desperate for pitching

  84. Pierce says:
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    Drop mclouth for bogart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  85. FrankieMc says:
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    Oh and I have Reyes at SS so losing hardy doesn’t hurt me that much

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @FrankieMc: hardly missed him.

  86. letsgobravos says:
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    McCann with another homer!…and Chris Johnson follows with one on the next pitch. Jesus H. Christ, the braves are on fire right now. BMac has definitely proved to be my WW add of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re back…

  87. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…why did you tell me to drop Jose Fernandez back after his 2nd or 3rd start??? He looked like crap back then, but you should have gazed into your crystal ball and known he was going to end up being a beast this year. My opponent in the league I dropped him has him going tonight which is what prompted this pity party.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worse I had Ubaldo today…

  88. Mike says:
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    I have one waiver move left on the year. I’m in second and team is solid. Oh and no more trades…

    I have prado and Rollins eligible at SS.

    Should I take a flier on bogaerts or hold my last move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  89. bossmanjunior says:
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    S. Castro or Prado ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  90. letsgobravos says:
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    I need W’s and Ks from Miller and a streamer from Deduno. Fortunately Miller made it through 5 before he fell apart in the 6th. Already screwed up WHIP and ERA, so the 3 runs in the 6th don’t matter for me. Surely the cards can protect a 12-3 lead with their pen. The AAAstros suck ass so hopefully they won’t decide to score any runs tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’d hope

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …and right on que, Deduno implodes. Sigh, at least I’m not worried about ERA or WHIP.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You jinxed him pretty good

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Grey: Haha, yeah. He actually came back out and pitched another inning. No chance the Twins can score 2 here to get him back in line for the win. NO CHANCE I TELL YOU!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha! Prolly not…

  91. totally not enough catcher q’s right now!

    so earlier, you were feeling Ruiz over Ramos.. now Avila, Soto, etc. are in the mix. As a Molina replacement, who would you roll with now? all are available in my 10-team, 2-catcher. or I could just go f*ing nuts and stream them?!?! C’s up hoes down!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila…Ha!

  92. letsgobravos says:
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    Chris Johnson with 8 straight multi hit games. Damn wish I was more of a braves homer and had grabbed him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe we’re in August and he’s leading the NL in batting…

  93. Nightpandas says:
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    Worth trading Homer for Grandy Man if I am looking for power for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

  94. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Hold Cisnero over the likes of Medina, Perez, De la Rosa, Jepsen?

    2) If one of the aforementioned relievers is named the closer on their respective team, still hold Cisnero or drop for that pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) I’d go Medina

  95. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’m just gonna say it before it happens to gee’s win F YOU METS bullpen!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: it was bad enough cole pitched pretty good and both his inherited runners scored too. 3 of my 8 earned runs from medlen( he deserved it) cole and gee were bullpen.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: yeah, bases loaded 1 out. aardvark’s gonna lose it right here.

  96. goodfold2 says:
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    here’s hoping milone gets F’ed up vs TEX just so i can pick him up again in 16 teamer.it’s not like much people around here are playing him, right?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: be even better if my opp’s tommy hanson (how is this dude even owned? 16 teamer or not) acts like himself today.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @goodfold2: this is certainly going well, c’mon hanson join in.

  97. bossmanjunior says:
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    I was thinking of picking up Ogando today and I happened to check out the Rangers schedule and lets just say its a good time to own a Rangers’ pitcher this month. These are the teams they face this month: @OAK, @LAA, @HOU, vMIL, vSEA, vHOU, @CHW, @SEA, vMIN.

    I’ll be watching Ogando’s start like a cyclops with a monocle tonight. If he looks decent, I’ll be picking him up for this month.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Not off to a good start tonight thought. ugh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Good heads up!

  98. letsgobravos says:
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    Harper says that’s a clown pitch, bro. BOOOM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  99. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    LMAO. I will buy that Sparky Anklebiter shirt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  100. Philsfan76 says:
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    Holy Toledo, Nick Franklin, please stop striking out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s gone from my team now

      • chunk says:
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        @Grey: you were the one asking him to slow it down to stay under the radar for next season! good listener

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  101. jose says:
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    grey would longoria get hot with the bat again? should i trade him for a pitcher like jose fernandez or gio gonzalez or jered weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade him for Weaver or Gio

  102. bossmanjunior says:
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    So…Cisnero coming into the 8th inning with the Astros up 1 run? Ok, so I guess this means he wasn’t going to get the save opportunity tonight. No idea who is/was. Definitely drop for Medina now, right?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @bossmanjunior: wright came in just after, he might have been today’s guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  103. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    be pretty nice for me if ziegler blows this one.

  104. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    cisnero just blew himself prematurely. glad i benched him.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: no wait, that wasn’t 9th inning. damn i’m out of pickups so it’s probably actually good he did that. otherwise somebody would notice when a different guy got a save.

  105. Benny says:
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    Who’d you rather in a dynasty league: Medlen or Wei-Yin Chen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

  106. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    David Wright hamstring injury

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: WHAT! you serious.he was already playing sort of hurt with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks for his owners…Ain’t me

  107. hankp101 says:
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    Ike Davis, Belt or Mous for a bench bat ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  108. ferris says:
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    feeling pretty pretty good about giving up my jose Fernandez for Brandon belt a month ago

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ferris: that was a terrible trade, from the opp’s side. even if he KNEW jo-fer was getting shut down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  109. goodfold2 says:
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    interesting rule here, going against me right now. shuck caught a homer, but his whole body landed out of bounds. they aren’t calling it a homer and i’m against hanson, with my own perkins just screwing it up bad too. the ball landed over the wall, in his glove, with the rest of his body. If a ball can be caught in foul territory and count for an out, why can’t a ball that landed over a wall be counted as a homer, even if it’s in defense’s glove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy catch there

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: rule appears to be the opposite of in football, where a catch isn’t a catch unless the ball is caught, and at least a piece of the catcher’s body touch in bounds before he’s out of bounds. That’s why you see so WR’s doing the toe-tap as they fly out of bounds. Baseball’s rule (like many others, see how someone can get on first AFTER striking out. The word out is clearly a part of “strike out”) makes no sense. How do they even prove the ball was still in his glove when he fell out of bounds? they didn’t have camera footage of that.

  110. AJ says:
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    ROS please, Kluber, Wie-Yen Chen, Wheeler, Niese which should be back soon (2 more starts)..thanks

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @AJ:

      Looks like Grey might be gone for the night. I would rank them the way you have them personally.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @bossmanjunior: agree here as well, but might be niese higher,as wheeler will get shut down. depends on when that is, as well as how long niese is out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Chen

  111. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hey blue jays, STOP GIVING HANSON FREE OUTS!. they’ve been caught stealing 3 times in 4 innings.

  112. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    cmon twins get 1 run to get rid of that perkins loss.

  113. goodfold2 says:
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    1. if wright misses time, i’m guessing right now dominguez is better pickup to backup machado and/or be util bat over victorino and headley. I have vic, just dropped headley, dominguez is hot. if wright actually goes on dl i can get vic or headley again too.
    2. due to jo-fer’s 14 k’s by opp, i’m probably gonna lose K’s. I could pickup fausto incognito, that was the plan, but even then i’m not assuming he’s gonna get a lot of k’s. I don’t want to stream anybody else, as i have good era/whip and don’t want to lose those. I also have kaiser and want to protect that save spot. I have bastardo and torres i could drop. and 5 more pickups for week. Idea is to grab the best 2 SEA guys who would/could close, by sat night i could gage whether or not to stream fausto (how many K’s/wins i’m losing by, how much era/whip i’m winning by)
    does it go medina/perez/furbush or is furbush higher than perez now?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @bossmanjunior: i’ll start drinking too. maybe i’ll get a new, better answer. Or even better, maybe I intuit the Astros new closer, doesn’t look like cisnero since he came in in a holds spot (8th inning with 1 run lead)

        • bossmanjunior says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

          What, my answer wasn’t good enough?! You bastard! Why won’t you look at me when we make love?! *weeps*

          Yeah the Astros’ pen is a mess right now. No idea who is getting saves. Much rather take a chance on the Mariners or Angels bullpen right now. Although I have so much reservation picking up Dane de la Rosa. Watched him pitch with the Rays and was never impressed. Right now im going with Medina.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @bossmanjunior: i got medina in 2 leagues (for the 2nd time), but wondering you the next best option is?
            also if wright misses time who you got at util/backup 3rd base, dominguez/victorino/headley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Furbush above Perez

  114. why oh why is BONERFACE starting in place of Supreme Chancellor SAGNOFovich?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  115. bossmanjunior says:
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    According to Yahoo, the batter of the game for the Royals tonight was Salvador Perez (1-5 RBI). Love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course he was!

  116. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Forsythe, Chavez or Betancourt in order, ROTO NL only 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Yuni

  117. Jason says:
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    Aoki or victorino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  118. goodfold2 says:
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    gyorko woke up, on my bench, of course.

  119. Dani says:
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    SON loves Haren tomorrow at Milwaukee. Would you roll with him in a 12 teamer?

    Also, what about the Shark at home vs. Dodgers. He is has been up and down and the Dodgers are hitting right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Haren and Shark… Shark’s the scarier of the two, so if you can’t afford a blow up, bench him

  120. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H:
    Gaudin @ MIL (10.6)
    Kluber vs DET (9.0)
    Jackson @ PHI (6.4)
    Norris @ SD (5.0)
    Mejia vs COL (3.8)
    Delgado vs NYM (?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Norris, Jackson, Gaudin

  121. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who is going to close games for the Angels? LAA is down one run and so far they have used Jepsen, Kohn, and De la Rosa in the game.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: you know the answer all ready, just don’t want to say it. esp if you own him and didn’t bench him.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i know there’s delabar owners around here. poor bastards i almost picked him up yesterday.

  122. Alex says:
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    Are either of these two good buy low trades?

    My Alex Gordon for Billy Butler

    My Doug Fister for Cole Hamels

    Or should I just hold on to fister and gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels, both are fair

  123. Larry says:
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    Keeper league

    Okay to send Cano for Stanton and Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. Troy says:
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    Have a buyer for miggy in one of my leagues need a starter bad guys offering sale and cuddyer for miggy only of miggy is healthy, how serious is this injury an what do u think of the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Miggy, get a cheaper starter than that

  125. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Do we still like Longo? Has been bad for about 5 weeks now…but gotta think he gets going again. Miggy injury has me concerned, and I am worried he may sit a fair amount down the stretch…guy is talking to me about a deal what would include his Longo at $31 and my Miggy at $57. 16 team h2h, we can keep 5. Would moving Miggy here make sense? Our deadline is Sunday.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Ah, this doesn’t make a ton of sense now that I think about it. Just gotta hope Miggy stays healthy…keeping him is my best bet to win a title.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo

  126. Mark says:
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    Yo

    This guy wants Braun for Ellsbury. He is in last. We hold and keep 5 year to year. I need steals and really want lottery to try to win. Giving up is no fun, right?

    Do I dare give up Braun for Ells? Would try to pry morse from him too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Ellsbury

  127. jose says:
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    grey curtis granderson or cral crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  128. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick two closers for ROS

    Romo
    Frieri
    Balfour
    Romo

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo, Soriano

  129. goodfold2 says:
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    1. 12 team h2h. assdrible /aybar/cozart/drew. which is best? errors actually hurt in this league as well, and asscab. got 2 yesterday, and he can’t hit. inherited team.
    2. same league, i have just peachy, but this dude seriously sucks lately. avila’s not open in this league (i’m guessing owner just gets lazy for 3.5 or more months at a time)
    which is best?
    martin/peachy/ramos/ellis/salty/castillo
    3.16 team h2h for tomorrow only
    yelich or miller
    4. 16 team for tomorrow only
    who out of gyorko/wallace/dj lemehieu sits. pick one.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: the “tomorrow only” in the above means Sat the 3rd. Sorry.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: Breaking Bad in 8 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal 2. Martin 3. Miller Wallace

  130. Adam says:
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    Shelby miller or Zimmerman ROS?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @SteveNZ: Cant be arsed to read all that, but it sounds a good story. Doesnt suprise me, Fed’s a great guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff…

  131. Comma says:
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    Starting Cingrani vs Cardinals in Cincy?

    Think I’ll sit him for this one, though Cards are only average vs lefties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  132. Jason says:
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    Should I drop Eaton for anyone else who is producing or wait it out a little longer…???? He’s just not ding much of anything.

    I also made a trade offer to get King Felix for Parnell & Bailey. Doubt it goes through but the other manager is right behind three others in saves and I’ve got a 24 save lead.

    Thanks.

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Jason: prolly time to cut bait with eaton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  133. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cant believe noones dropped CC yet, dudes been horrific. This aint the CC of old.

    It’ll only take one person to realise hes cuttable after all, then his own % is gonna plummet.

    Reckon hes hurt? Cut his ass for a streamer?

    Love the big fat dude but this old dog aint what he used to be.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: why not, dickey was being cut everywhere a long time ago. even if you still have room to own CC you certainly should have been benching him lately.

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @TheNewGuy: if he cant post a nice outing against SD, who you starting him against? Drop or leave benched until 2 or 3 good starts in a row. Which i doubt we see…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had elbow surgery in the offseason

  134. SPM says:
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    Hey guys just wondering if I should move Crush Davis now that he’s heating back up. I’ve got power to spare (Ortiz/Cano/Beltre in my infield; Heyward and Quentin hitting em every few days, and some of my other guys are chipping in) and I needs me some pitching. Scherzer/Gonzalez/Porcello/Fernandez are the headliners and the rest are of the Quintana/Wood/Lincecum(Yikes!) type. Would I be outta my mind if I offered Crush for Strasburg and Sale? Mind you the team I’m trading to doesn’t have a true power threat outside of Prince Fielder and he’s got an excess of pitching (Hamels, Locke, Lynn, Iwakuma, De La Rosa, Norris, Doubront, Nova, etc. etc.) Am I asking too much or too little? I’ve had this bad habit the last few years of staying put around the deadline because I’m a lock for the playoffs and then when we hit the playoffs my team just falls apart in the first or second round cause I didn’t trade for pieces I should’ve gotten. What say you?

    • SPM says:
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      @SPM:
      Side note – It’s a 12 team H2H mixer, 6×6 with BB for batters and QS for pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stras and Sale if I were you

  135. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i know machado pretty much never misses a day, but if wright’s out for a while who’s the backup to machado
    headley or dominguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  136. TheNewGuy says:
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    God im regretting trading Jo-Fer, he id INSANE.

    Its a H2H though and surely he wont finish the year….right?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @TheNewGuy: pretty sure he’s gonna miss h2h playoffs for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right

  137. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    apparently the manager at SEA town isn’t the actual manager, just some acting one because the normal one had a stroke; anyway i know yesterday it was medina with the lead here, and probably this for hierarchy
    medina/furbush/perez/farquar. but yesterday acting manager said it was a committee, i don’t know if that was after your Medina leading thoughts. An all bullpen website that i’m not naming thinks Perez is favorite. In light of “committee” talk yesterday,
    1. do you still think it’s medina/furbush ahead of perez? I got medina everywhere (like before) but want to see if furbush is better bet too.

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: who knows… Such a craptastic pen… Medina/perez… I doubt the others get save opps anytime soon. But honestly, who knows…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Medina and Perez sharing it… Furbush last maybe… No one knows, everyone’s just guessing

  138. proses@aol.com says:
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    Doumit or Avila in 6×6 OBP rest Of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  139. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick 2 for tomorrow:

    Chen v. SEA
    Kazmir @ MIA
    Griffin v. TEX
    Kennedy v. NYY

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

    SON has Griffin and Kennedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir, Chen

  140. JazzyJim says:
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    Cole or Archer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer, depends on matchups really

  141. Jon says:
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    LoMo over Frazier or Lawrie ROS/keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Frazier

  142. Wilsonian says:
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    Pedro for Shields fair if the team getting Shields needs pitching and can replace Pedro with Kendrys or Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields side

  143. Jason Katnip says:
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    I got Nova, Weaver, and Scherzer going today . Bench casey jassen @ LAA, Jim henderson vs. washington, chris perez @ MIAMi, Melancon vs. Col, Brothers vs. PIT, Ziegler @ Boston, Balfour vs. Texas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  144. Jason Katnip says:
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    Please pick 3 out of these:

    Yonder Alonso
    Arenado
    Yelich
    Junior Lake
    Chris Johnson ATL

    I am currently rolling out Alonso 1B, Arenado CI, Yelich UTI. Yes they are desperate times indeed but I am wondering if I should swap any of them.

    Also how bout that EyJr and Nathanial Showalter Mclouth with homers, the last of my shitty outfielders finally stepped up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Areando, Lake, Johnson

  145. Jon says:
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    EJax over Milone, Medlen, Cashner or Alex Wood ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  146. Dani says:
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    Mcalister only $3 on SON. Stream him in a 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  147. Dani says:
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    Cingrani home vs. Cardinals
    Haren @ Mil

    Who has best chance of the picking up the W today??

    • THE SNOZZ says:
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      @Dani: Im rolllin Cingrani Cards bat like 240 something vs lefties…nevermind A flame throwing , strike out howitzer lefty like Cingrani….plus they havent seen him and Cincy is home.

      Cards will be tired from running the bases all night after arroyo got douched.

      Westbrook sucks away, and is very hit-able.
      Tony been good at home.

      Everything points to a W…so sit him…i kid i kid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

    • THE SNOZZ says:
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      @Grey: H@Dani: Oh and Haren blows

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He does indeed

  148. Don Juan DeMarco says:
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    JJ Hardy and J Upton for Iwakuma and Peavy?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, depends on needs

  149. Nightpandas says:
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    Bruce Rizzo vs Choo Segura in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  150. EK says:
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    10 team H2H
    Medlen or W. Chen or stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  151. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Shelby miller for utley ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • mrobs says:
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        @Grey: Haha i just made this same trade the other day! But didn’t have time to ask Grey his opinion. Glad you approve moustachioed one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  152. Adam says:
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    Fowler or leonis Martin ROS??
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  153. slojup says:
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    which side? segura/choo for king felix, cj wilson, a. escobar – 13 tm yahoo roto

    my current lineup:
    c – perez
    1b – fielder
    2b – pedroia
    ss – segura
    of – myers
    of – a. gonzalez
    of – c. davis
    util – a gordon
    util – l. martin
    bench – starlin castro, frazier, choo, fowler

    sp – shelby, scherzer, ryu, gee, moore
    rp – holland, janssen, uehara, bastardo, parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Take Felix

  154. EK says:
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    W. Chen vs SEA (9.9)
    or
    Porcello vs CWS (9.2)

    H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  155. Big Magoo says:
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    If anyone’s looking for a sneaky good streamer today, Bruce Chen fits the bill (even though the SON disagrees). He’s pitching at Citi Field against the Wright-less Mets, and here are his #s over his last three appearances: 18IP, 7H, 3ER, 3BB, 13K. Facing a struggling Hefner as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: So far so good – 3IP, 3H, 1ER, 5K. And one jinx from me.

        What the hell happened to Hafner over the ASB? It’s like the Regression Fairy pantsed him, gave him a swirlie, knocked him out with a haymaker, then dropped him off in a shady Bronx alley in the wee hours of the morning to get smacked around some more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I think he was regressing prior to that… Hence the Soriano trade…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Meant Hefner, though Hafner has been pretty terrible recently too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Hefner… Yeah, that makes more sense for the fairies… Yeah, he got pantsed and swirlied…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Big Magoo: shit, for a second there i thought they had hafner pitching.

  156. Don Juan DeMarco says:
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    Peavy or Archer ROS?

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  157. Dani says:
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    Best chance for a QS tomorrow:

    Hughes at SD
    Nicasio at Pit
    Pelfrey home vs. astros
    Vilanueava home vs. Dodgers
    Wood at Phi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  158. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Shelby miller for prado or Aaron hill?
    Need MI
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Hill

  159. costaricanchata says:
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    just got back from camden yards .

    houston players were smiling as they left baltimore .
    they just traded 200 pounds of some bud
    for a 150 pound hoes .

    relative value , i suppose .
    but that’s one heck of a farm system they have down in houston .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Awesome… Was it a fun time?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        great fun .
        ate lots of crab .

        when i saw harang was pitching friday’s game ,
        i predicted a score of 9 -8 … but was hoping for 14 – 12 .

        davis’ home run , on thursday , … i called and it landed 8 rows in front of me .
        (saw my ugly mug on mlbtv .. on replay , later that night) .

        nap now .
        long drive home .
        got back at 5:30 am .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome! Damn, love some Maryland crabs… Good stuff, will now Zapruder Davis home run replay for a SAGNOF tshirt…

  160. crock says:
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    How would you rank these guys:
    Lake, Yelich, Profar (assuming he plays everyday after Cruz suspension)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  161. Billy Beane says:
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    Grey wassssssup….. couple trade questions for ROS

    Uehara for Peavy?

    Hardy for Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs for each…

  162. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Frazier continues to be a total suckfest. In a fine 0-24 slump at the moment. I’m not really sure why he’s even still on my bench at this point. Drop him for a random hot schmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  163. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a league where i need saves (closers are kenley and ziegler), how much do i bid on medina (i have $162 out of a $250 FAAB). thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $50

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: for real or was my question kind of rediculous?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For real

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey: have you heard if medina will get the first crack at closing or just a hunch based on lack of other options…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Just a hunch, no real options there… Him and Perez might share it… No reason to not throw fifty bucks at the possibility, what are you saving the FAAB dollars for?

              • Herschel says:
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                @Grey: nothing really. It’s the first season our league has used FAAB so everyone has been pretty conservative.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, gotcha… Yeah, go for it if you need saves…

                  • Herschel says:
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                    @Grey: you still like medina more than Farquhar?

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Herschel: farquar’s probably 5 in line or 6 behind wilhelmsen.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

  164. Wilsonian says:
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    Keeper league (1 franchise guy forever, 4 keepers with two year limits). Here’s my offense:

    C McCann
    1B Fielder
    2B Utley
    3B Longoria
    SS Tulo
    OF Jones
    OF CDavis
    OF Marte
    UTIL Hanley
    UTIL Kendrys
    BN Jennings
    BN Pedro

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

    Someone offered me Bruce for Tulo. I can slot Hanley at short. I asked for Stanton and he said Bruce was it. Is that good for this team and situation? The only possible keeper arm I have is Scherzer, who may come into the keeper equation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the point…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I was trying to get Stanton to keep him. Didn’t know if Bruce was a good fit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t…

  165. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey, thoughts on Bruce Chen from KS, has been looking solid, is he legit for ROS or just a streamer based on match ups? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s garbage…

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @AJ: the hottest of garbage..

  166. letsgobravos says:
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    JUP with another homer. En fuego. Its pretty amazing how a guy can be that good in April, that awful the next 2+ months and then get this hot again. Fingers crossed he stays hot and doesn’t flame out before the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… Pretty insane how miserable he was for 2 months…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: more than 2 months.

  167. letsgobravos says:
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    Crap. JUP with runners on 1st and 3rd and draws a walk.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …and of course Freeman gets a knock on his first pitch for 2 RBIs.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @letsgobravos: you’re mad about upton getting walks? maybe we want to go back to when he got double plays or k’s in that spot. He’s relearning how to bat effectively, maybe. Not trying to do everything by himself. That’s a good thing.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @goodfold2: Ha. I’m locked in a tight matchup on RBIs so yes, I’m being greedy as fuck. With a guy on 3rd and less than 2 outs, I want my guys trying to put the ball in play and not drawing walks.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @letsgobravos: i’m in the same boat with the rbi’s. but i just want people (esp those with months of suckitude weighing on their minds, as it certainly weighs on mine) to have good at bats, those include walks. The ability to get on base is there in every at bat, rbi’s aren’t. The ability to groundout or strikeout is also there in every at bat, as we’ve seen with upton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geez you’re tough

  168. letsgobravos says:
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    Interesting article on A-Rod. He said last night that the yankees and MLB are conspiring to try and void his contract…well duh. Of course the yankees want to void his contract. They owe him $100 million and he’s a cancer who sucks at baseball. At least when Bonds was being drawn and quartered over his PED use, he was still a pretty damned good player. Article says A Rod offered to serve a 100 games suspension and then retire, provided…get this shocker…the yankees still pay him $100 million. Now he’s apparently trying to get them to just pay part of it in exchange for him going away. Story just keeps getting crazier.

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/03/report-mlb-is-finished-negotiating-with-alex-rodriguez-ready-to-issue-ban/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising at all… He’s got masculine females to feed!

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        In a press conference he said,and i quote… “We want to get rid of the PEDs in baseball. All of us want to get rid of them”

        Really Arod? I wanted to reach thru the tv and punch em..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, he’s a jackass…

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            Huh? Wait, i thought Dunn was the jackass!?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jackass 2, sorry…

              • WWGaudinD? says:
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                Mini donkey, donkey and enormous donkey…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nesting dolls of donkeys

  169. SteveNZ says:
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    Samardjiza has been so damn lucky. Need him to get clobbered…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @Grey: Prez- always pushing the envelope.

        Then licking the envelope.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you licking the part you seal or just licking the front?

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @Grey: licking the front… Then i chase it with the sticky part.

  170. goodfold2 says:
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    wright got moved to DL. revere dropped. rajai davis picked up for steals guy. 10 teamer. with machado my only 3rd baseman left, should i just not worry about his rare off days and go with all these other guys
    jackson/raj/myers/victorino or should i drop 1 out of those (not myers obv) for headley as backup 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t worry about off days

  171. Bob says:
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    Torn on this one.

    Dynasty league.. socring is slanted towards pitchers.. my goldy for jfer and freeman (i have carp at 2nd)

    Pull the trigger to get the young ace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  172. fallex says:
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    Would you trade Votto for Rizzo+Greinke in an 8-keeper league? This season is lost for me. The rest of my team looks like this (a veritable Biogenesis who’s who):
    C-S.Perez
    1B-Votto-k
    2B-Kinsler-k?
    3B-Frazier
    SS-Reyes-k
    OF-Cespedes-k?
    OF-Choo
    OF-Cruz-k?
    U-Utley
    U-Aoki
    SP-Kershaw-k
    SP-Hamels-k
    P-NatGio-k? suspension worries me
    P-A.Burnett
    P-Peavy
    RP-Romo
    RP-Wilhelmsen
    Bn-Lincecum
    Bn-H.Bell
    Bn-B.Moss
    Bn-Bogaerts-k?
    Bn-B.Miller
    Bn-Lawrie
    Bn-Braun-k
    DL-Berkman
    DL-A.Cobb-k?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    i may lose steals this week in 10 teamer where i was the best team (losing to the 2nd team) because of benching rollins! I guess his bruised foot that he’s had all damn year (like jackson with hamstring all year) is getting better.

  174. Fungazi says:
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    Crazy to stash Estrada? Took another look at his numbers and if you take away the 3 worst starts (2 vs StL) he’s 4-2, 3.83 ERA & 1.10 WHIP, and 8.3 K/9.

    12 M h2h, SP waiver is barren wastelands

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Or Tyson Ross better?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Estrada over Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy depending on when and against who he’s gonna start…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: must have deep benches to have 12 team with barren wasteland SP on waivers. 3.83 with that whip sounds unlucky too.

  175. costaricanchata says:
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    am hoping that a-rod fights this suspension/investigation tooth and nail .

    let’s get all of the cards on the table .
    hope is that when all of the facts are brought to light , a-rod will take
    selig down with him .
    it’s our best chance to get rid of him .
    and , am not sure why all true baseball fans aren’t hoping for the same .

    go a-rod !!

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @costaricanchata: A-Rod’s ego won’t let him go quietly, despite the rumored evidence against him. Not to mention the fact that he wants that silly money that’s left on his bloated contract. Selig would sacrifice his last toupee to prevent any seriously bad press being directed at him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m curious as to what they have against him, but I think he’s just willing to fight the suspension so he can settle and get some of his contract money… He’s not going to fight it to the point of losing everything…Is my guess at least

      • Wheeler in the sky says:
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        @Grey:
        My guess is they have evidence of him trying to buy the evidence that’s being used against the players or bribing the whistelblower not to talk. In which case everyone feeling sorry for A-Rod should stop. Selig’s not the monster here, it’s A-Rod. Not sure where this pro-A-Rod anti Selig sentiment is coming from. Makes little sense to me.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wheeler in the sky: if his only crime here is trying to buy evidence that doesn’t really exist he’s truly even more stupid than even we gave him credit for.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think anyone outside of A-Rod’s family is pro-A-Rod… No one should be pro-Selig either…

  176. Big Magoo says:
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    I guess if Peavy’s going to give up any runs, a Goldy longball is the way to go. There’s almost no way to pitch that guy when he’s feeling it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  177. SteveNZ says:
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    Kyle Gibson is so fucking useless. Of course, I could have streamed McAllister, but oh no, I had to go and pick up this useless piece of shit. Idiot. (Me and him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: check his whip. it’s bad.

  178. agarthered says:
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    Anyone buying into this Haren renaissance? Just looked at his schedule for rest of August, has Philli, San fran, @cubs, @kc, Mets.

    Doesn’t seem too bad of a sched.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a good schedule, I wouldn’t trust him more than one start at a time…

  179. Jon says:
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    Farquhar got the save tonight for SEA. Who do you see coming out with that job? Is he worth an add over Gregerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, over Gregerson

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that wasn’t a normal save, it was a 4 run lead. that dude came in in the 8th with 2 run lead only to get 1 out because he is K machine and furbush got in trouble. Furbush does look like he’ s sticking to the 8th. I’d bet money it’s better to own 1 of medina/perez/wilhelmsen than that guy for saves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know what it was for Farquhar…

  180. Jon says:
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    What to do with Milone? Drop him for EJax?

    • Jon says:
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      I have room to hold Tommy if you think it’ll be a short stint in the minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i got what i wanted with the owner of Milone dropping him, but not this. I wanted to reaquire him. AAA is not what i wanted.

  181. SteveNZ says:
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    Best stream tomorrow? I know what the SON thinks but I’m pissed off with him after Gibson today.

    Buehrle @ LAA
    Wood @ PHI
    Nicasio @ PIT
    Hernandez v SF
    Eovaldi @ CLE

    Thanks…

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @SteveNZ: Actually EVOO is at home vs. the tribe, I would roll the dice and start him at home in crayola, it’s one of those big win lose big starts…..are you gamblin man?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah, my mistake. Looking for wins, really. Yeah, I know, I know.

        But trying to avoid a tie ijn my H2H matchup. Opponent is 2-1 up in wins and has Wheeler going tomorrow

        Starting Porcello and Kennedy too. 3 good starts might give me a shot at ERA too but that’s unlikely thanks to the Wilhelmsen shit show the other night. Still steaming about that one.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @SteveNZ: the Kaiser Bartender has destroyed what were two great staffs. I hate him, never trust the G E R M A N Z

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: or so zee JARmens would have us believe.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Went Hernandez. He’s a at home, the Rays are traveling pretty nicely and it’s the Giants and Zito…

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @SteveNZ: Like back in the day for the NFL, always go NFC over AFC, always take AL teams over NL in AL parks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I like him at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went with Wood, I don’t mind Hernandez either…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: If the Braves had been facing anyone other than Cliff Lee, probably would have gone with Wood, but as you say above, Hernandez is at home and that’s usually the decider when choosing between crappy starters.

        Just think Hernandez offers the best chance of a win, if there even is such a thing…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, probably the best way to go, though Price pitched a gem and no win…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: So, so true. And STILL he’s only walked ONE batter since he came off the DL.

            Hoping Zito has a day tomorrow like he’d have if I was starting him ;-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya… I ended going with Jordan too…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: If it wasn’t for Wilhelmsen (I blame management for that shambles more than him) I’d probably have this week under control.

        Tied 6-6, down 2-1 in Wins. So two wins out of Hernandez/Porcello/Kennedy and a shellacking for Wheeler would suit me nicely…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Here’s hoping…

  182. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Shit, I just realized the trade dealine passed in RCL

    • Kid A says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Me too goddamnit. I was trying to propose some closer action for Gonz or Kendrys. Whelp put a bow on our seasons. It’s waiver wire or bust. Good job on your temporary transcendence to 8th.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Kid A: yeah, I need to start working on football with the fight for 6th place on the horizon, *sarcastic yeah* I was planning on getting super crazy aggressive like replacing everyone on my team through trades, literally flushing the toilet and seeing what comes up. Oh, well, good luck trying to beat Red C’s, dude has way too many breakouts on his roster

        • Kid A says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I was aiming to do the same: throw it all up in the air and see what landed where. Red hit the Power Ball. Annoyed. I’m going to slink away and seek solace and redemption in the inflated pig hide.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Kid A: I got one RCL and my IDP and PPR league going, might join another too. I get to play in JB’s RCL, I’m sensing this to be a teaching year for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it was Friday

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no wonder you had there was such immediacy (that’s not the word i wanted) to this post.

  183. royce! says:
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    This Farquhar is gonna save my season!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: What the Farquhar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  184. letsgobravos says:
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    Grandy man slam + legs to sonofabench me.

  185. Blake says:
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    I lost david wright for 2 weeks so I need a replacement in my H2H Points league (10 people). Who do you suggest of the below?

    M Young
    M Moustakas
    D Freese
    M Reynolds
    B Lawrie
    M Dominguez

    There are probably others but wasn’t sure what to list…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More like 5 weeks is what is being said… Lawrie

  186. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H, tight 1 vs 2 matchup, my opponent has no SP left, and I have to decide whether to start Greinke @ CHC and Lee v ATL. I’m up 10-7 overall, and the following SP cats are in play:
    IP: I’m down 2.2, so starting them guarantees I swing this cat
    L: tied, so there’s risk
    K: I’m down 11, so it’s 50-50 whether I catch up
    WHIP: I’m up by 0.01, and we’re both sub-1, so unless they throw really well I’d lose this
    Lee doesn’t start till tonight, so I could see what happens in the afternoon before deciding on him.
    So, start both, start Greinke and wait, or sit Greinke and wait?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Also it’s one win per cat, so I don’t want to merely beat him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke’s not starting today

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: dammit, yahoo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  187. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… The guy I’m playing has Doubront playing today and There were no guys available to really pick up so I grabbed McCarthy ARI which is going against Doubront today. You think McCarthy has a chance??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. danny almonte says:
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    Need to stream some bats for Monday. I think I know the answer already, but I don’t want to admit it. Is it time to cut ties with Everth?

    • Grey

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      Wait until he’s suspended

  189. dk says:
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    Sal Perez to DL with concussion. Should I overpay for a catcher in a 2-catcher league? d’Arnaud & Yan are the only other guys on my roster. AJP & Napoli are probably the only catchers available to trade for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  190. TKilla says:
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    Should I add leonis, chris johnson, arenado, saunders, rasmus, or LoMo in my UTIL spot for the ROS? My gut says Johnson since the Braves remaining SOS is probably the easiest in the MLB going forward, but wanted your opinion. Thanks

    10-team H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  191. Elwood Blues says:
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    Trade Frazier $10 for Wright $30 for next year.
    Or do I hold Frazier at $10 at CR and hope for a better 3b next yr? Normally I’d be trading for cheap keepers, but Frazier is frustrating.

    NL Only 4×4 12 team keeper $260 cap.
    Keep up to 10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wright

  192. Elwood Blues says:
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    Is Gio a keeper at $17 or do I dangle my Gonzo for someone with pitching limits Wheeler $5, Fernandez $10 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wheeler for $5, Gio is a keeper there too…

  193. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    just inherited yet another team (3rd in a week, to take edge off depression from last week when main 16 teamer got shelled by garbage team knocking it into playoff doubt, this week that team had 5 homers yesterday and i even benched wallace for gyorko)
    1. any noticable problems with this lineup? Looks pretty good (10 teamer where assclown previous owner dropped hamilton (fine) and ORTIZ as last actions before being replaced!)
    santana/morales (i picked up as first action)/morneau/loney/seager/machado/zobrist/hardy/cargo/choo/trumbo/tulo/parra/dan murphy/lowrie/crawford/moss/
    pitchers
    wood/stras/corbin/santana/natgio/medlen/chacin/teheran/delarosa/nathan/clippard/cook/j. johnson
    2. net holds and saves with 5 RP spots (1 non-filled RP spot) dropping one of morneau/loney for which holds guy? hawkins/walden/smith/doolittle/collins/russell/qualls/bastardo/parker/strop/hill/herrera/f-rod/allen
    3. dropping the other of morneau/loney and wood and medlen(if not wood and/or medlen just 1 or 2 then) for which 1-3
    w.chen/kluber/cole/nova/shark/miley/alvarez/kazmir/wheeler
    4. same league as above. how the F is Bogaerts not listed in this league (still yahoo, i own him in 3 other spots)
    5. BRAD MILLER GETS 2B TODAY (in yahoo, FRANKLIN finally gets day off). F-YEAH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Morneau and Loney aren’t good 2. Doolittle 3. Shark, Kluber

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 1. i know
        3. got room for one more (that’s what she said)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: sorry, only have that much room if both wood and medlen get dropped.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I wouldn’t drop Medlen in most leagues

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: this is weird stats (like stupid hitter stats and weird) league with each of 10 teams drafting 3 real life teams and somehow this mess i have had drafted (pre-season) HOU-SEA-NYM; but since then has traded damn near entire roster, apparently. It’s also now down to 8 teams. Only reason i joined is it’s the same commissioner as the other 2 pretty cool orphan league teams and next year i can be in up to 5 leagues through this guy.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Gotcha

  194. goodfold2 says:
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    somebody might need to Gallooly (that isn’t right spelling) Hanigan. I may have actually found a decent catcher. Avila could be also, but sure as shit not when I owned him 4 times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t understand why Dusty needs to keep playing him

  195. goodfold2 says:
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    porcello looking like shit early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was fast

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: yeah, but it sure is nice to be playing against leake when i have porcello. Regression machine of the gods working hard right there. HAHAHAHHAHHAHhhh!

  196. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Did I mention that I’m super pissed I missed the trade dealine?

    I got my dripper tanks up and running, how do you not drip? It sounds like you change flavors like the Sciosciapath changes line ups. Yeah, it’s not something you do while driving or out at a social gathering, but throwing darts in a dive or home writing gospel for Razzball would be good times to drip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe cause I’m not used to the drip or because I didn’t have the same experience that you’re having… I just kept getting a burnt flavor, but maybe that’s cause I was was puffing it past the point I should’ve been… Just seemed like a pain when I tried it… Did you go to the Asian market?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: nah, I went to dinner with my parents and Baby’s Mama and the daughter. I don’t pass up free meals, unless it was a Latin American foodstravaganza and there would be lots of hot latinas in skin tight pants and lots of cleavage, or like they always dress

        The drip is definitely about keeping the wicks moist and the temp on your mod correct, I couldn’t imagine doing it with the eGo twist. It’s something that requires the mechanical mod. Any good store should re-build the drip tanks for you, roughly every three weeks to a month, and be able to help you achieve flavor nirvana. I got two great new flavors, one is a honey tangerine and the other is a Caribbean Tea

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I went out with Cougar’s family on Friday night and since we thought it would be on them, we picked a crazy expensive place… Turned out we were going Dutch… Then my card got declined… Ha! I didn’t get over to my vapor spot this weekend, but maybe I’ll get there this week… Will have a lot of info to ask them about… Honey tangerine sounds awesome… Who makes that?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: it’s by freemasons elixir, it’s a brand new juice company by a guy that use to work in a local shop by me. He went out on his own and has come up with some amazing juices. There are some really good startups going on right now….. You can ask your store but it’s 50/50 chance they have it.

            Sounds like the cougs family dinner experience was a seinfeld/curb moment for you. As they look on you with judgemental eyes as your card gets declined the brow sweat starts to poor. ” I’m not a bum, I have money, I really do have money”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Does he sell his juice online? Wasn’t that dramatic, I just used a different card then went to Wells Fargo on Saturday and asked them what the eff is going on…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: it was better in my head as a Seinfeld/Curb moment, I don’t think so yet.

                I will find out for you, might have to send it over in the care package I’m assembling over here

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  By the time you’re done assembling you’re gonna need to send it in a refrigerator box.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Well I am getting an oil painting of myself done for you…psst “i’m wearing a smoking jacket and vaping in the painting….with no pants”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHA… I honestly do wanna have one done of me and my dog in a velvet throne…

  197. goodfold2 says:
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    who takes milone’s spot, is it gray, grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possibly

  198. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Nice job Drew Smyley. I really appreciate you ruining the win for Porcello. My anger towards the Win cat just grows and grows.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Also, after getting Dunn why leave him in to face Kornerko? Leyland thought he was a better option against him than Veras with Beniot unavailable? Konerko was 4/6 career against Smyly before that hr. What a joke.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: i was about to sweep a guy had porcello gotten a win. i’ll have to settle for 12-0-1. i also have smyly there too, and my opponent has konerko, but my opp is dead in all offensive stats anyway..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what a mess

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: I’m steaming about that one too. Looks like Kennedy is looking good for a win for me, but in a tight matchup, a win for Porcello would have made up for the fact that my hitters can’t get me ahead of my opponent’s feeble OBP score…

  199. goodfold2 says:
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    as bad as blanco’s stats would indicate, he seems to get a lot of homers.

  200. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    SEA update. Medina comes in in the 7th. Not closer.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: however, medina did just even me up in K’s for the week in my 16 teamer. Still got perkins/robertson/rivera left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure doesn’t seem that way, but he did pitch well

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        Pitched 7th and 8th… Clean. Way to throw us off, temp skip.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lord Farquhar is in for the save… Crazy…

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @Grey: grabbed him last night and had medina/farquhar.. i was getting a save damnit! You think he runs with it? Nasty stuff… Hes got like a 5 era, but his FIP is crazy low. Like 2 somethin… If your into that kind of stuff.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he’s got the edge now definitely because he’s closed two straight games…

              • WWGaudinD? says:
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                @Grey: we will see, master yoda.. we will see…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  See will we…

  201. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cards score a gazillion runs and Beltran is benched. Whats that called again, ticker tease?

    Whatever it is that’s how I feel!

    • WWGaudinD? says:
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      @TheNewGuy: holy sit! Dont throw greinke tomorrow….

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @WWGaudinD?: Thats it , thanks over the internet friend!

        • WWGaudinD? says:
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          @TheNewGuy:

          *points finger gun and winks*

  202. SteveNZ says:
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    Maddon couldn’t let Hernandez get one more out? Might not have meany Rays went on to win – but it might have…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… Tyler Jordan got screwed by his bullpen in my stream…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I’m really sweating on Kennedy keeping the shutout going. That would help in BIG way.

        I’m behind in OBP by .001 – which is only making me more pissed off about having Franklin in my lineup earlier in the week…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: And it’s not as if the other guys I could have chosen have done any better – at least in terms of getting a win.

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    One more scoreless, Kennedy – one more.

    Please.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Keep it going – don’t give one up now…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Noooooo

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: I can’t fucking believe this. Nothing goijg reight. NOTHING.
          FUCK!!!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @SteveNZ: Can’t even type straight.

            Wasn’t that a dropped catch?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, Kennedy looked so good for a while… I’m hoping they hold for the win at least…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Unbelievable. Now down 7-5, but will be 6-5 if the Padres can hang on for the win.

                Then need J-Up to have a better night than BJ If I’m to get a win. I’m still down in OBP by .001.

                Hence the despair at Kennedy giving up those runs after I’d got ahead in ERA.

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                  @SteveNZ: Stupid fucking team hitting .192 today hasn’t helped either.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That sucks

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Of course, (at the risk of repeating myself) were it not for those shitheads in Seattle, this wouldn’t be an issue.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I hear ya

  204. letsgobravos says:
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    How is it possible for my team’s to consistently suck so badly on Sundays? Team that was leading 9-2 plops a 6/27 with 1 run, 2 RBIs and a steal. Currently tied 7-7, down 2 in total bases, .04 in BA, and .09 in OBP with BMac and JUP going tonight. Of course they’re facing cliffly though.

    Other team puts up almost the exact same line, 6/26 2 runs, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 SB. (Own Will Meyers here, holy shit he’s good though) Came into the day trailing 4-5 and its still there. Down .01 in BA. Tied on Wins, saves and holds. Have Brett Lawrie coming up in a second, pleaaaase let him get a hit. Opponent has Chris Johnson tonight so fingers crosses he goes 0-4. (He’ll go 5/5 instead prob) Streaming Wood tonight and have Pappelbon. Is it too much to ask I get a win or a save there?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Grandy (completely forgot I had him in my lineup) and Lawrie came through with his to put me in the lead .252-.247 on BA. Now just have to hope Chris Johnson doesn’t have a multi-hit night.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @letsgobravos: Not quite as excited about the Grandy thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me either

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: What do you think about Grandy down the stretch? He looks pretty good thus far. Crossing my fingers he stays healthy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s fine for power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  205. SteveNZ says:
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    I might actually be sick.

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ: What act of contrition must one make for deriving so much pleasure from your angst? A real sunday highlight for me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hey, Kid A, where the hell you been?

        • Kid A says:
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          @Grey: Hey bud. Been shuffling around Lat Am for the last bit but am here in El Salvador for a nice chunk of time with zippy internet and a nice little spread, so I’ve been making my pupusas with your Grade A Daily Notes and healthy portions of kiwi flavored schadenfreude from SteveNZ. Will be zoning out of the region that was controlled by the guerillas during the civil war. Some wild stuff down here.
          As always, much appreciate you keeping the Innocents Abroad entertained.

          By-the-By, is Coogs permitting a bach party?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Coogs permits everything, but she prefers the don’t ask, don’t tell policy… Our motto, no lies, all secrets! Awesome that you’ve found a pupusa country to inhabit… It’s how life is meant to be lived…

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Grey: she understand the mesmerizing effects of your mustache and what it means to be with a man like you

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @WWGaudinD?: it’s really not, just calling it like it is

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, you can’t stop the mojo, no matter what…

                • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                  @Grey: word up

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Kid A: mmmhhhhhh pupusas…..salvi ass

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Kid A: All worth it if it provides you with comfort when you are far from home.

      • WWGaudinD? says:
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        @Kid A: never a dull moment!

  206. Frank White says:
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    I’m looking to stash Bogaerts on my team and I got a couple mid pitchers that I think I could drop for him. Who would you drop for him, Kluber or Edwin Jackson??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups

      • Frank White says:
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        If I were dropping one for ROS??

        • Frank White says:
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          Actually, If it were ROS or should I wait another week or so?? I’m doing the same thing you said and picking Bogaerts up then starring at my team and looking who to drop.. Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kluber

  207. letsgobravos says:
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    Thoughts on Aybar? Only 8 steals on the year, but he’s got 3 in the last 8 games with 4 multi hit games. Hadn’t really been on my radar this year but I just grabbed him in one league where I’ve been rolling with whoever’s hot at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just put in a waiver claim for him… I like him as a hot schmotato

  208. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick three foR next week

    Corbin vs NYM

    Gio Gonzalez vs ATL (bad track record)

    Fister @ CLE

    Cole vs MIA

    Lynn vs CHC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister, Cole, Lynn

  209. letsgobravos says:
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    C’mon Street. 3 run lead. I need this save.

  210. joel says:
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    Grey:

    I’ve been offered Nelson Cruz for my Swisher. What do you think the odds are that Cruz appeals tomorrow? If he does, this would be a steal!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a shot in shallower leagues

  211. WWGaudinD? says:
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    Frazier dropped in my rcl, worthy 4th waiver or pass?

  212. Whiskey Diet says:
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    So are we good to lose Wilhelmsen for Farq in all leagues? 12 Team h2h league… 52 K’s in 34.1IP looks promising

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  213. Fungazi says:
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    Would you toss up B Phillips for Matt Cain? It’s keep 6, but I probably wouldn’t keep either. SP is pretty bad right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that’s fair

  214. letsgobravos says:
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    Chris Johnson 2/2. Opp has him and I lead by .02 on BA. 1 more hit and he probably pulls ahead. Someone dump a bucket of water on this guy. 9 of his last 10 now with multi hit games. Pretty insane.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Finally, he K’s and locks up my W on BA for the week in one league.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So far, so good!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’ve sweating bullets on this game. Had BA on the line in both leagues and won both. The Wood win gave me Ws in one league and had JUP and BMac give me the W on total bases in another. Ended up going from 5-4 to 7-4 in one league and 7-7 to 9-5. Can’t remember ever having the last game of the week work out this well for me. It’s my birthday so I’ll definitely take it. Ha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happy birthday!

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey: Thanks bro. How’d all of your/yours and Rudy’s teams come out this week?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not a great week…

  215. letsgobravos says:
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    A Roid is playing for the yankees on Monday. MLB is going to allow him to play as he appeals his 2 years suspension. This should be a shit show circus of epic proportions. Should be entertaining.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s awesome

  216. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck BJ Upton. Seroiously, fuck that guy.

    Prick is hitting .180 and now comes of the DL and is 2/3 against Cliff mothereffing Lee?

    J-Ups last walk helped some, but even if BJ goes hitless in his next at-bat it probably won’t be enough.

    Fuck Nick Franklin too.

  217. SteveNZ says:
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    Watch BJ hit this one out.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ha. Reversed him.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: So if J-Up reaches base via hit or walk, I might pull this out.

        Not that he will, of course.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: He did! Good guys win 6-5 overall, winning OBP by .002.

          Only Porcello being robbed and Kennedy’s mishap prevented a more ‘convincing’ margin…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice!

  218. letsgobravos says:
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    HELLL YES! Upton single gives me the W on BA by .001. Have BMac also so I was dying for Freeman to be an out so I didn’t need a hit or walk from him to keep the lead.

    Came into today with a 9-2 lead. Went into the sunday night Braves/Phils game tied 7-7. Came from behind on both total bases and BA to win 9-5. Stopped a 4 week skid after winning 10/11 weeks prior to that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, nice!

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, after Upton and BMac both opened the game 0-2, I never thought there was a chance in hell I’d make up .10 to win average.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, definitely rare victory being down that low this late…

  219. Brandon says:
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    Hey man, which side would you rather have ROS?

    6×6 with ops

    Votto/Starlin or Tulo/Pedro

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  220. L-Boogie says:
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    5×5. I need, in average, RBI, and HR.

    1)Better MI insurance for Peralta: Miller, Drew, Raburn, Walker, or Sogard?

    2) Better short term OF pickup: Sky’s creeper Calhoun or Guru’s jam Cody Ross?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller… Ross… No problem!

  221. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Is 307 moves too many 4 months into the season?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: That seems like a lot. I seem to remember Grey saying he had upwards of 200 in some leagues last year though. One of my leagues has a 100 move limit for the season which sucks bc you have to save them for the playoffs. Other has a 6 move per week limit which is a lot better, imo.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @letsgobravos: I have bailed on moves limits H2H leagues. I find it annoying when people want to limit what one does to win every week. For every add I must drop someone and can be wrong about my streams, and by curbing that I find my opponents a bunch of pussies, i have been in roto’s with people that wanted to set limits because I decided not to use all my high picks on pitching and instead stream through the year and beat their asses. Yeah, you could say I’m kinda a hater.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got me beat by about 100… Is this the team that’s doing well?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: this is the team that has been horrible, I’m punching and kicking all the way to the end. This is the BJ, Alcides, Giancarlo, Panda, Sal P team…..no closers bad luck in SAGNOF team, it’s so bad I’ve been streaming saves when closers have pitched three days in a row and streaming K’s by MR’s when I know they won’t pitch and someone is due for an appearance…… It’s the team that you and sky made all the decisions for about a month

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh crap… How’s the other team doing?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: still in first by 10 points and another in 3rd, but that one has a lot of game starts to make up. I can get 2nd, maybe first.

            Just watched next food network star and damnit I really want Rodney to win, his pilot was a show I would actually watch

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’m going for the razzball rosterbater of the year award….

  222. Boxy says:
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    Hey Grey, we have 14 active slots (C, 1B. 2B, etc.) not counting bench spots. So 14 play.

    I have .2704 in average, think it is even feasible to catch .2747?

    Appreciate it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but won’t be easy…

  223. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    some geezer in 10 teamer just dropped hamels. same dude dropped latos at the end of may. If i don’t get hamels tonight off waivers, should i grab miley or w.peralta for tue’s start?
    peralta @SF
    Miley vs TB
    both have been mostly very good lately. i’m guess for wed santiago vs NYY is another good stream.