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In 1778, Benjamin Franklin pulled the first American flag from Betsy Ross’s, uh, clutches and proclaimed a holiday to be called Labor Day in the then-resort city of Philadelphia.  Since then there’s been a long history of great Philly pitchers:  Steve “Lefty” Carlton, Jackie “Kid” Gleason, Robin “ESPN anchor” Roberts, Curt Schilling, who later went on to be known for saucing his French fries with ketchup out of his sock, Jim “Beds Are” Bunning and Brett “I’ll Show You Slap Hits” Myers.  Philly’s not the same town now as it was in Ben’s day, as the battle for best cheesesteak tore up most of the city.  “Geno’s?  How about I give you a jihad wit wiz?!”  It’s ugly, without much joy in the City of Brotherly Love, a nickname adopted due to the popularity of a WWF manager in the early 90’s.  Yesterday, for a moment, all of that sorrow was told to go to ‘morrow, as Cole Hamels and Jacob Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon combined for a no hitter.  Hamels only made it through six innings, because he took Labor Day literally and struggled with five walks.  If I had to give an award out because I had an award and didn’t know what to do with it, I’d ask someone next year if Jacob Diekman ever threw a no-hitter, and would reward them with that unwanted trophy if they said yes.  A great day for Philly fans everywhere (except for the fans that came to the game with D batteries hoping for a reason to throw them at a player).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Maikel Franco – Phillies promoted Julio Franco’s great-great grandson to start against lefties.  Member what I said on Friday about September call-ups for fantasy?  Franco is going to be a solid fantasy contributor at some point in his career, maybe even next year, but for now he’s a platoon bat, battling with Cody Asche for at-bats.  We’ll call the platoon Franco-Aschican, which sounds like what happened prior to someone saying, “Uh-oh, SpaghettiOs.”

Ben Revere – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs.  After the game, he complained about the day-night doubleheader on both sides of the country with the Nats going to the Dodgers.  “Joel Youngblood is an old wives’ tale, no way he did this!”

Jason Heyward – 0-for-2 with 3 steals.  Not often a team is no-hit and a player gets three steals.  In fact, Elias Sports Bureau tells us it hasn’t happened since 1983 when Mike Warren no-hit the White Sox and Ron LeFlore made three steals.  However, those weren’t bases.

Julio Teheran – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.90.  The Phils did score a handful of unearned runs (if you have tiny hands).  Ticker shock!

Phil Hughes – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.54.  In 180 2/3 IP, guess how many walks he’s allowed?  Lower.  No, much lower.  No, not a negative number.  Are you even trying now?  He’s allowed 15 walks.  Wow.  Hughes looked like the dog’s breakfast for a few years there, but he’s definitely reestablished himself on the Twins.  Yup, usually it works the other way.

Joe Mauer – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .276 on the year.  “He’s had a great last 18 hours.  Looks like he’s finally paying off patient owners.”  Okay, who was I impersonating?

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .317.  Lucky that Kenny Plural comes in a package deal.  That’s only .106 for each Kenny.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 36th homer.  The daily motivational texts from Scott Boras has really paid off for Cruz.  “Buy yourself a new wallet the size of Delaware.  Mophuckers gettin’ paid!  Wish I had a dollar sign emoji.  Here’s a Jay Peg of Bobby Bonilla dressed as a hundred dollar bill from my last birthday…. Auto correct *jpeg.”  That’s Boras’s text.

Kevin Gausman – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA to 3.93.  Wouldn’t shock me one bit if next year he’s all over the map for fantasy value, essentially acting as a streamer in most mixed leagues, then breaking out the following year as a number one or two.  Would actually shock me more if he breaks out completely next year, due to his yawnstipating peripherals.

Aaron Sanchez – Blue Jays announced that Sanchez could see multiple inning saves in the final month.  Since Casey Janssen hasn’t been very good lately and is an impending free agent, the Jays aren’t in the business of making Janssen more money.  “You do not get a Jay Peg of Bobby Bonilla.”

Daniel Norris – Blue Jays promoted their next top-flight pitching prospect to work out of the bullpen.  Previous prospect writers Scott and Chris had great things to say about Norris.  No word yet from SAGNOF Mike, who is taking over prospect duties moving forward.  Sorry about the turnover recently with prospects; was out of everyone’s control; real life gets in the way some times.  Any the hoo!  Norris had a 15+ K/9 in Triple-A.  Oh.  Wait, what?  Holy schnikeballs!  I now have to change my Spidey underoos.  His control is a little wonky, but this won’t be the last time you hear about him before next year.  In keepers, I’d pursue aggressively.  He could be a number one starter.

Homer Bailey – Done for the year.  I appreciate the DL move, unlike Masahiro that’s been diddling around more than Hideki Matsui in the bathroom of a adult magazine store.

Dilson Herrera – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  It’s okay, Mets fans, you can be excited.  It doesn’t mean he’ll end up hurting himself.

Juan Lagares – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 7th steal, and his third steal in the last four games.  Sometimes guys take September to prove they should be in future plans for the team.  Lagares’s defense prolly does that on its own, but he has some light power and speed, and could be a light schmotato.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 34th homer.  Only two more!

Henderson Alvarez – Left yesterday’s start with an oblique strain.  Likely done for the year.  I’ll stream you again next year.  Until then, ta-ta!  Speaking of ta-ta’s…

Kolten Wong – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and yet another homer — this one a pinch hit number, his 11th homer, after he passed more concussion tests.  Yesterday’s tests included how well he could look at a picture of Verlander and Kate Upton naked and block out Verlander.

Justin Masterson – Demoted to the bullpen.  *walking over to you curled up in a corner*  He can’t hurt you now.  C’mon, let’s have some ice cream.

Michael Wacha – Tossed two scoreless innings in his rehab debut.  With the minor league season ending, it’s not clear where he’s going next to rehab.  My guess is the Cards give him some carnival tickets and have him try to win a Spongebob on the speed gun.

Jon Jay – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting .313.  I know The Federalist is about as exciting as reading The Federalist Papers, but I’ve been rocking him in two leagues where I can platoon him out when the Cards face lefties.  The Federalist hit .382 in August and .360+ in the 2nd half of the season.

Matt Holliday – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  He’s now up to 81 RBIs and 12 RBIs in the last three games.  So, next year some sap is going to draft him due to a 3-game stretch.  Sweet, better for me.

Gerrit Cole – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Two steps forward, one step back into a bucket filled with vomit.

Yasiel Puig – 0-for-3, 1 run as he was dropped to 6th in the order.  The Dodgers raftee is leaking air and has no idea where it’s coming from.  In related news, Joc Pederson was called up.  Better chug some Kahlua, Puig, and get your Charley Luau on.  Quick.  I’ve already gone over Pederson, there I said, “Pederson is ridunkly sexy.  Like my 87-year-old grandfather’s 60-year-old girlfriend sexy.  What?  I have a cougar problem!  Here’s what my grandfather told me, “Your wife is okay, but my girl is Angie Dickinson sexy.”  His exact words.  Pederson (had a) 30/30 season while hitting .303.  In 80 years in the PCL league, no one (had) gone 30/30.  In keepers, Pederson is a must own, he can be special.  For this year, I bet he doesn’t get more than 35 at-bats.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I love, love, lurve Pederson, but I’m not sure there’s anything here yet for redraft mixed leagues.

Alex Guerrero – 0-for-1.  Also, called up and here’s what I said about him previously, “As for Guerrero and his Phantom of the Opera mask that Miguel Olivo mouth-designed for him.  The Dodgers could work him into the middle infield and move Hanley to 3rd base or occasionally bench Gordon.  Guerrero probably still won’t see everyday at-bats, but in deep daily leagues, I bet he’ll have more value in September than Pederson.  This year in Triple-A he showed his 15-ish homer power and 5-7 steal speed.  He should also be stashed in keepers, since he should have some sort of job next year too, and I’m guessing that job won’t be as an ear model.”  And that’s me copying and pasting me!

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (3, 4).  Ben Revere wishes he were Denard Span.  Or is it Denard Span wishing he were Revere?  No, that’s ludicrous!

Jayson Werth – 1-for-2 with a slam (16) and double helping of legs (8, 9).  While a lot of his contemporaries have fallen by the wayside, Werth continues to put up a young person’s numbers.  Must be the facial hair, and piercing green eyes and surprisingly toned physique.  Wait, that’s me.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer on the Nats, and 13th overall.  Nats actually have too many weapons which limits Asdrubal’s value.  Well, it limits it when Matt Williams bats him 8th.  That’s assuming Williams is actually making a lineup card and not just eeny-meeny-miney-moe’ing.

Carlos Gomez – Sat out yesterday, and could miss a few games this week.  The universe just doesn’t like any kind of CarGo.  Frank Sobotka ran into the same problem.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  I had to make an executive decision the other day and drop Davis from one of my teams.  He wasn’t playing every day and I couldn’t wait around for Roenicke to do the right thing on a free-floating dolly.  Don’t cry for me, an executive decision is really easy when you’re talking about your fantasy team.

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Yeah, that won’t muddy up Davis’s playing time one iota.  Shizz is crystal clear like Zima.

Jimmy Nelson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Might be out of the rotation for a returning Matt Garza.  Stay tuned to The Adventures of Garza and a Harried Nelson for further details.

Anthony Rizzo – Missed the entire weekend series due to lower back soreness and was out again yesterday.  Rizzo is taking this long weekend thing serious.  Lucky he doesn’t celebrate Ramadan.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  I cannot tell a lie, I batty called Valbuena yesterday.  I mean Jesus Crisp the doode’s got four homers in the last week.  My only regret is I caved to society norms and threw out my yellow pit stained t-shirts.  My only regret specifically pertaining to Valbuena is I went for the name value of Hosmer and dropped Valbuena.  Wouldn’t be surprised to see him actually do better than Hosmer.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Where’s the beouf?!  Welington!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .526.  Wake me when he’s hitting .600.  No, seriously, wake me, because he’s hitting so well all the blood is rushing out of my head to my penis and I’m about to pass out.

Josh Rutledge – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Wow, the Rockies scored ten runs yesterday.  Oh, wait, they were in Coors.  Get all your Rockies back in your lineup!

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-2 as the Rockies made up a suspended game.  Talk about messing with their Comatose Rockies Fan.  “Surprised not to see Tulo and Cuddyer back in there for the 2nd game of the doubleheader.  Probably best to rest them to keep ‘em fresh for the stretch run.  They are around for the stretch run, right?  No to what part?  Stretch or run?”

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs as he hit his 5th homer and 19th homer yesterday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.  The Gangly Manbird hit two homers three months apart, but they both counted yesterday.  The Gangly Manbird also had to beat a flamingo off him for humping his leg.  Giants fans nearly got out the PC police when Gangly Manbird started to say he wasn’t into that flamingo, before he ended the word with an O.

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Hasn’t done a whole lot recently, but he’s in Colorado for today and tomorrow, so could be a short-term schmotato if you’re hurting at MI.  MI, a name I call my middle infielder.  Far, a long, long way to run.

Sergio Romo – 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  Hopefully Bochy’s big head wasn’t blocking himself from seeing Romo lose the game yesterday.  Stay with Casilla!

Corey Kluber – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Kluber was running for five months on Red Bull and herbal ecstasy so he was bound to crash at some point.  Hopefully, he can go to a 7-11, get a cylindrical hamburger and get his mojo back like every other Kluber.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (18, 19) as he returned to the lineup.  Yup, great, terrific, adjective.  The only problem is if he needs three weeks of junky games and a day out of the lineup to get a big game from him.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer.  It could be worse, instead of just metaphorically, he could’ve literally ripped out your heart.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3 and his 18th homer.  He has only one less homer than Miggy.  That guy sitting in the cubicle behind you crying?  He owns Miggy.  And he benched him yesterday.

Torii Hunter – 0-for-5 as the Tigers scored 12 runs.  Ticker tease!

David Price – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Indians struggled when Price kept the ball low, and when Price went up they were scalped.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said from his Labor Day party, “Get him in your lineup, and stop looking at me for smoking two cigarettes at once, I have two lungs, don’t I?”

Jason Hammel – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I streamed him yesterday, sorta ignoring the Stream-o-Nator.  Though, I would listen to SON for his next start.  About midway through this game, I had a strange feeling.  I wanted him to give up a few runs, so I could get a save from O’Flaherty.  I’m greedy, y’all!

Adam Dunn – 2-for-3 and his 21st homer.  Just like Billy Beane drew it up.  Well, when he drew it up, Geovany Soto (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) was playing 1st catcher and Stephen Vogt (1-for-2, 1 run) was playing 2nd catcher (directly behind the ump).

Chris Young – 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies brought a beautiful ambrosia salad to your picnic yesterday, they kept asking if you could play some JT on your iPod and they will rip your ratios out through your anus and screw your dog with them.

Brad Miller – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Just in time to be a sleeper for next year?!  Right?  Guys?  Four girls?  You there?

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4 with his 4th steal as he was activated from the DL.  Probably best if we leave Kevin to his Labor Day party and don’t find out what he says.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer as he hits .269.  Not as good as The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, but not bad.

Wil Myers – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .221 on the year with 6 homers.  Oy, I thought Bryce Harper had a far way to go to respectability.

Dustin Pedroia – As mentioned yesterday after reading other sources and putting it into my mind blender, Pedroia won’t play this week.  Wouldn’t be surprised if Pedroia is a shell of his former self until next year, and you know what you do with shells?  Discard them.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer.  What’s more American than Labor Day, Napoli homering and his mom doing nip slips?  Nothing.  Don’t try to come up with anything more American.  You can’t.

Rubby De La Rosa – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, , 6 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Drew Smyly (5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks).  In the wake of the leaked celebrity pics, this matchup of Rubby/Smyly couldn’t have happened on a more appropriate day.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4 and his 14th steal, and his 5th steal in the last eight games, while batting near-.400.  I know he’s not glamorous, but neither is the hair on your shoulders and you don’t do anything about that.  If you need runs and speed, I’d grab Inciarte.

Cory Spangenberg – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was called up by the Padres.  Yesterday, he played third base.  Since Spangenberg has 30-steal speed and 3-homer power, I wouldn’t necessarily say he is a prototypical third baseman, but it’s not prototypical for an entire team to bat under .230, so the Padres don’t do anything expected.  In NL-Only leagues, Spangenberg is strictly for SAGNOF.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 2.60, moving his record to 13-12.  He’s got more decisions than William Rehnquist.  Ironically, he had to rely on a Quackenbush too.

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  1. patch says:
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    No blurb on T. Walker? Is he a must pick up in a 10 team? If so, who would I cut loose? Paxton, Rendon? McCugh?

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @patch:

      It looks like Walker may only be used in middle relief. I wouldn’t drop Paxton, rendon or mchugh for him.

    • @patch: I think Walker gets a few sgtarts the rest of the way, he is the M’s future, young is not and young was brutal last night..PU Walker and drop McHuge..

      • KK says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: no way I drop McHugh for walker at this point in time.

      • Hawk says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        Why would you drop McHugh? He’s been a revelation!

    • Ralph says:
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      @patch: drop Rendon? Typo? Did you mean Rondon? Nobody is dropping Rendon. If they do, you slap them and then put in your claim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @patch: He’s pitching out of the bullpen

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    What’s shakin’? After reading ‘The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin’ (which is a REALLY gr8 read), I think he pulled out more than just the flag.

    Yesterday, you told me to sit Miggy after I suggested to myself to sit Miggy but then I went against my better instincts and EVEN your suggestion (God forbid!!) and sat Carlos Gomez instead. What a relief, huh? Trying to get correct and up-to-date injury / player information on CBS sports has been more difficult than finding out if Michael Jackson was black or white or whether or not he made a mould cast of Latoya’s nose or not. Maybe we could start a poll, LOL.

    Question! Should deGrom be streamed or owned in a 10-team H2H league? Would you drop any of the following to pick up deGrom?

    Carrasco, Carlos
    Cobb, Alex
    Kluber, Corey
    Paxton, James
    Santana, Ervin
    Chapman, Aroldis
    Jansen, Kenley
    Bumgarner, Madison
    Gray, Sonny
    McHugh, Collin
    Fiers, Mike

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Whew! Maybe deGrom over Fiers depending on matchups…

  3. Ravi Sherrisor says:
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    How are your ledes so fucking consistently brilliant?

    Not rhetorical, I demand an explanation.

  4. Oppo Taco says:
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    Best add for SAGNOF? Dyson/Schafer/bonafacio/Erick young. Thanks

    • Natty Boh says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Eric Young? Are you still stuck in early June?

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @Oppo Taco:

      I agree with Schafer.. Dyson/aoki/Cain all share time so dyson doesn’t play everyday.. I feel like young hasn’t been the same sagnof since the injury, and Schafer is hot right now.

      • Steve says:
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        @Greys #1 Fan: Would you drop Austin Jackson for Schafer if only interested in R & SB from his slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Schafer’s fine for now

  5. fausto says:
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    Ender over Betts? Or does betts have some sb left?

    Over under 7 saves for Aa. Sanchez ROS.(i like the sp elig).

    As a janssen owner I wish he would have just gone on canadian holiday aka 32 in 32 in 32 tour with Nick and called it a year.
    This SERGIAGO ROMILLIA duo in SF is going to be the death of my season. Are either of them droppable or drop janssen and hope he tears a quadobliqucl and hits DL ? Sorry pre playoff not getting 2nd place money/1st rd. bye venting..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Betts… Under, maybe 3 for Aaron… Romo got the loss yesterday, hopefully that means Casilla keeps getting saves…

  6. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your daily updates. Pick two starters on 9/3 & 9/5 each.

    9/3
    Cashner vs ARI JCollmenter(R) $16.5
    Santana vs PHI DBuchanan(R) $16.2
    Zimmermann vs LAD DHaren(R) $15.4
    Salazar vs DET JVerlander(R) $13.3

    9/5
    Cobb vs BAL WChen(L) $21.8
    Iwakuma vs TEX NMartinez(R) $11
    Colon vs CIN ASimon(R) $10.7
    Lackey vs MIL MFiers(R) $10
    Pineda vs KC JShields(R) $6.2

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Agree with others

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Than you all!!

        And it seems the LAD starter has been changed (from ESPN)
        Zimmermann vs LAD Frias (not DHaran)

        Will you start Zimmermann over Cashner or Santana on 9/3? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start them all… Cashner, Zimmermann, Ervin, in that order

  7. Jrippity says:
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    Great blurb on soler…that was a good one

  8. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    1. Deep league, drop rymer for either of blanco/enciarte?
    best 4 streams for rest of week
    WED
    Gonzalez vs CIN
    Collmenter @SD
    THUR
    Nuno @ SD
    Bauer vs DET
    Santiago @ MIN
    FRI
    Cosart vs ATL
    Pineda vs KC
    House vs WSOX
    SAT
    Gee @CIN
    SUN
    Quintana @ CLE
    looks like Quintana/ 1 of Cosart and Pineda/ Nuno and best of SAT/WED

  9. TJ says:
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    Pick a 2b to roll with for the next few weeks- Gyorko, Valbuena, Wong or Neil Walker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Wong

  10. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    The Playoffs start next week and I locked in first place for the regular season thanks
    To your help! disregarding position, who do you like better for the end of the season? Jason kipnis or Jhonny Peralta?

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan:

      Or Baez over peralta?

      I currently have Baez and kipnis.. Thinking about Jhonny though

  11. nyydj2 says:
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    I sat Napoli yesterday, missed his homer. SONUVAWENCH

  12. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    H2H, Mix, 12 teams
    I almost never carry a offensive bench, but after no DL move from Rizzo and Pedroia, I drop my worst closer and added Kelton Wong to manage 2b. I have Pedroia as my bench, but also Rizzo is still on the shelf and his return is questionable. Don’t know how much playing time will Pedroia get with his battered body and the redsox being dead last.
    So, now that I have Wong, can I drop Pedroia and add:
    Marte, Kenny Vargas, Dunn, McGehee (hitting again), Chisengall (hitting again).

    I am already on the playoff so I can “Cruise” this week.
    Should I make a move or wait and see toward the end of this week?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Eh, wait until Sunday there

  13. JAL says:
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    Tight race. Alcides, Betts, Panik or Lowrie for my SS 12-team 5×5 RoS? Can really use SBs and AVG. Currently have Alcides. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Alcides

  14. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Add up opposing sides of a dice cue and you’ll always get 7

  15. The Strolg says:
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    THE BIG DONK-A

  16. Streamer's delight says:
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    Who are you starting out of Gray (SEA), Carrasco (DET) and Pettit (@COL) today?

  17. Lee says:
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    I’ve seen reports that Smyly will be shut down at about 150-160 IP. He has 147 and pitching this weekend. I have a bye this week (H2H 5×5 12 teams), so his start this weekend will be meaningless to me. Someone dropped Simon (who in my mind is best pitcher available right now) and is available on waivers tomorrow. Knowing my stats do not count until next week and next week is a win or go home week, is it safe to drop Smyly for Simon? Or hold until a definitive announcement is made and risk losing Simon? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Switch it up now

  18. nick the dick says:
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    I definitely wasn’t so busy watching the Saved By The Bell Story last night that I forgot about my football draft and now have an awful autodrafted team. Nope, not me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: HAHA… Seriously? That movie was so bad… Most interesting part: Zack’s Asian.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: dude it was so awful, prob the worst thing ive ever laid my eyes on. The whole Zack being Asian thing I refuse to believe haha. But ya i missed my damn draft while i was inexplicably watching it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you look at photos of Zack now, you can’t not see that he’s half Asian… It’s the craziest thing… Well, not crazier than them trying to make Screech into some misunderstood hero…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yeah it was the fake blonde hair hiding it. Really what kind of set up is that? Nobody wants to hear Screech’s side of any story. Oh poor Dustin, but boy what a badass knocking a guy out, hittin his flask after an intense karate practice. Jesus, when he imagined getting in a hot tub with 4 chicks and he had awful special effect muscles I almost turned it off. Waste of my life and certainly not worth autodrafting Arian Foster over.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh my god the CGI’d muscles were the worst! Haha… The scary thing is I think Saved by the Bell was more rooted in reality than Screech’s take on Saved…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: it absolutely was. This was just look at me nonsense. Was a nice unwarranted burn on Jennie Garth though, settles the Jennie vs Tiffany battle

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @nick the dick: there was never a battle in my mind

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @JeF With 1 F: Very true

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, not really sure why that was even left in… Then the unwarranted compliment for Tori Spelling…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nick the dick: since screech was the ugliest dude on the show you need to name your team after him.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: the Autodrafted Dustin Diamonds in the Rough

      • PK says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Is “Screwed by the Bell” too long for Nick’s team name?

        • nick the dick says:
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          @PK: nope, it is however perfect.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @PK: Yea thats gotta be it

  19. Spring Blake says:
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    Who are the best two MI options out of Wong, Lowrie, Gyorko, Alacantara?

  20. Dan L. says:
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    “Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .526. Wake me when he’s hitting .600. No, seriously, wake me, because he’s hitting so well all the blood is rushing out of my head to my penis and I’m about to pass out.”

    This might have been my biggest Razzball coffee blowing LOL of the year. Keep up the excellent work!

  21. Clint says:
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    Why do I smell one of those extended-rests-but-no-balls-to-put-him-on-the-DL-already stints for Rizzo? September fantasy baseball sucks, ugh!

    And now I shall mourn my Brewers coming back to Earth as the Cardinals retain their typical first place position as the top to the Brewers bottom….sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Yeah, I’d be concerned about the Brewers, their pitching is wonky….

  22. Toe Knee says:
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    Not soon after i picked up Morse for the 3 @ Col. there was this voice. It was Morse in the corner of Coors . HELP!!!. I’ve fallen and i can’t get up.The dude ages faster than South American little leaguers.

  23. Chris says:
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    Kazmir v. Hou. (Feldman) or Paxton @ TEx. (Holland). Pick one for this week. H2H Points League. SON loves Kazmir but I don’t. Thanks.

  24. dem ribbies says:
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    You think Joc starts stealing starts from Puig? if so, is it about time to cut bait on Puig in a keeper? not sure I buy that he’s a OF 1 anymore.

  25. Colonel Angus says:
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    SON has no love for Niese today even though he is 1-0 in 2 starts with a 2 ERA and 10K in 2 starts this year at Marlins Park. Should I sit him? Also, can Latos be trusted in Baltimore today or is he a disaster waiting to happen against the birds? Thanks for your help!

  26. ryanoger says:
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    Kazmir was dropped in my league and it’s playoff time for me this week…

    Do I drop Keuchel to add Kazmir or someone else?

    SPs
    Zimmermann, Weaver, Wily, Wada, Keuchel, Fiers, Y Ventura

    RPs
    Kimbrel, Holland, Reed, W Davis, Clippard

    With Puig in a slump do I had a hot bat? Suggestions…

    thanks as always

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      *do I ADD a hot bat?* (correction)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Kazmir has been a mess… Add what hot bat? For who?

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Pagan, Valbuena, Eaton, Rajai, Dunn?

        Not sure for who though or should I just hold?

        I have:
        Devin
        Cano
        T Fraz
        Rollins
        Jones
        Pence
        Puig
        Melky
        Heyward

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  27. The JoGarza says:
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    That Soler blurb was gold, Jerry!

    Grey, back in early 2000s, were pitchers the hot commodity that you needed to draft early? I feel that now, since it’s such a pitcher-heavy era compared to then, you’d want to grab up some aces early.

    Tell me about the olden days, pop pop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: Ha, thanks! Nah, there was always deals on pitchers… Now shut off the light and go to sleep…

  28. Schoolboy P says:
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    Streaming doubles for next week:

    Locke @ Phi @ Cubs
    Collimenter @ SF, vs SD
    Kholer @ MIL, @ Phi

    Most important stream of the year. Please pick 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schoolboy P: Collmenter, I’d look at SON though

  29. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    5×5 H2H Roto (w/OBP in place of AVG)
    Inciarte or Schafer – who is the best add for runs & steals?

  30. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, am luckily to have Stanton J Upton Pence Werth Cruz for my OF spots (’cause of keepers & trades) in a shallow league.

    And I have Bruce & Myers on hands…seems no(very few) team wants to trade for them…

    Should I drop them? or wait for them if I have space? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I wouldn’t drop in keepers

  31. Schoolboy P says:
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    Also, Drop Pedroia for:

    Wong, Valbuena, Aybar ?

  32. gareth says:
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    That rubby / smyly blurb was pure Gold.

    “I read it once and laughed out loud. I then read it a second time and laughed out loud again. I guess you kids call it LOL nowadays. I LOL every time a sap GM takes on a bad overpriced contract.” – Scott Boras

  33. Toe Knee says:
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    Can I ask other guys on here? I play on every type of league i like the variety. The only thing i try to avoid is leagues with waivers. What good is waivers ? Does anyone actually think it adds to the game. I’m in 1 league where Miley was dropped for a streamer but doesn’t clear till tomm . Its a waste of a start. Does anyone here actually enjoy them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, need waivers, otherwise people use free agents as their bench

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Grey: Leagues without waivers have Acquisition limits to stop that just seems to me lots of wasted starts and abs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like that would be six of one, half dozen of another

          • Toe Knee says:
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            @Grey: I guess i just play with too many dummies. Is there a place to find keeper or dynasty leagues looking for players?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sometimes they pop up in our forums, but usually not until February/March

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Toe Knee: I have a Yahoo H2H and I’ve changed my keeper league to a 2 day waiver. We had it at 1 day and some guys were just picking up and dropping like Grey said, but we limited the weekly moves and it has solved a lot of issues. I personally would like a 1 day waiver, but in our league you can pick up a guy the same day and put him in the line up even after the games started, unlike standard Yahoo & ESPN. (not related to baseball, but I have a Yahoo Football with no waivers and it’s awesome, rats jumping on cheese during the games when guys go off!)

    • Cale says:
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      Our reason for waivers is because others claim to have a life outside if fantasy baseball and with only free agents, it’s always the same 3 guys in the league picking up the top guys getting called up/dropped, etc, because most of them only check their team every other day or so. Makes it more fair for the casual player.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        This is true

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    I know you have no love for Mauer, but he hasn’t been COMPLETELY useless. Sal is available, do I make the switch and Popeil Sal for the rest of the year?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Sal

  35. gareth says:
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    Day number 2 of a mammoth homestand in Cleveland. The pitching duel of Price and Kluber didn’t exactly pan out that way.

    Its Lobstein versus Carrasco today.

    Kyle Lobstein sounds like a made up Jewish baseball player name. Like Saul Throwen. Or David Tossberg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I was walking to Fresh Brothers on Ventura last Thursday and there was a guy wearing a Lobstein Tigers jersey , I remember thinking in my head, where’s Ahh Shizz at to tie this together, but at the same time I was thinking that it had to be a softball or beer league,……. Nope! he’s an actual player, Grey, your 1/2 peeps are loyal & proud!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That had to be a relative of his… No one else has that jersey…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I wish I would of snapped a pic! Maybe he’ll be on the prowl again today!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You need to scope out that area until you see him again…. It might’ve been Lobstein himself!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Valley Beth Shalom Day School is next door to my office, maybe I’ll start there.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good idea!

  36. Portland Mavericks says:
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    Andrew Heaney recalled, worth an immediate pick up? 12-team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not in 12-team…

  37. Eddie says:
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    Would you start Hellickson against Toronto tonight? He actually hasn’t been that bad since he’s come back.

    YOU DA MAN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would start him at home

    • gareth says:
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      @Eddie: Hell No.

  38. gareth says:
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    Padres rookies Corey Spangenberg was hazed on his first day in the big leagues. His teammates gave Spangenberg Square Pants to wear all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  39. gareth says:
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    Pick 2 out of these guys to stream today:

    Wilson @ Astros
    Gallardo @ Cubs
    Niese @ Marlins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese, Wilson

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: thought so. Your sustain of Yoga runs deep.

        • gareth says:
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          @gareth: distain. Not sustain. Damn autocorrect!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Disdain

  40. Carnac says:
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    Ok, Grey, the other day in the comments I said it was a little crazy that you (might be) higher on Soler for 2015 than Springer. You asked me to elaborate… I started writing a thing which became too long. Especially since I don’t have the data (minor league game logs and plate/batted ball profiles), or enough of a sample size for Soler… but my point, in short: Springer has shown power and speed at every level. Well north of .200 ISO everywhere. Soler is younger and only started to show power in an injury shortened 2014, much of which he was in the PCL. He has some speed but not much.

    If things go well for Soler next season, who is a decent comp? Alex Gordon? Man, I hate Alex Gordon so much. I think he’s hit 90% of his HR against my SP or my h2h team. Anyhow, power is so scarce. How many players will hit 30 or more HR this year? 15? And that’s counting Victor Martinez. Plus the speed (which became more aggressive in his 3rd month), I’ll take a crappy batting average in order to feel some excitement in my fantasy life. 2 things of note on the average: 1) Springer’s current BABIP is the lowest of his career, and 2) low average guys like Chris Carter and Jimmy Rollins still rate as $19 (Top ~50) on the razzball player rater.

    Caveat: they’ll both be hyped so much I probably won’t end up with either on any team.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: I’d rather get around via springs than a soler car anyday

      • Carnac says:
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        Ha, yup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair points… You had to compare him to Alex Gordon, didn’t you? Damn, there goes the blood back into my head brain… I see Soler and I think a young Holliday… 25-30 HRs, 7-10 steals, .300 average… I agree, and you know I would that, power and speed and low average are a lot easier to trust then average… They’re both gonna be close next year, and I haven’t dug my heels in yet on Springer over Soler…

      • Carnac says:
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        Ha, admittedly, I knew the Gordon comp would be a loaded one for you/us. I was also considering a “Kyle Seager with OF eligibility” comp.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, that’s just not right…

          • Carnac says:
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            I know, sounds so harsh. Seager is simultaneously underrated and boring. If a player doesn’t project to hit much more than 20/10 (or 10/20) your eyes will always be checking out any hot schmotato entering the room. Call it The 20/10 Itch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup… 20/10 across 6 months is about one homer every ten days and one steal every two weeks… Oy!

  41. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Myers vs Dickey
    Bruce vs Norris
    vargas vs Noesi

    Pick one to start today. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  42. Bye Felicia says:
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    So I had miggy on the bench yesterday. Said he’d be resting for 4-5 days. WTF Espn!!! Get your shizz together. This might end up costing me a trip to the championship week. Ugh

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Same here but my playoffs start next week so not as big of a deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • @Bye Felicia: NEVER again, will I bench a star player in September….I feel your pain man.,.

      In 2002, I benched a slumping, and “will prolly miss a few games this week, due to general soreness”, Andruw Jones, who homered twice on Monday and knocked in 6 runs..I would go onto lose that semifinal game 378.67-378…

      CBS, ESPN and Yahoo writers are done with baseball, and are too into football to give a fuck about September baseball..ass-holes all of them..

      Unless my star players are DL’d they are staring every game..

    • Matt says:
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      @Bye Felicia: I share your pain with the weekly benching of Miggy, especially after reports said he’d be out 4-5 days….I’m barely clinging to first in my roto league and I hope those Miggy HR’s aren’t the difference haha

  43. Lubey says:
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    ROS 2 of 3

    Quack, Janssen, Casilla

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quack, Casilla

  44. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 1 –

    (89) Baez @Home facing Gallardo
    (91) Duda @Home facing Penny
    (137) Myers @Home facing Dickey
    (250) J.D. Martinez @CLE facing Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  45. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Trumbo or Vargas or Sandoval for ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  46. gareth says:
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    With his son’s new found wealth, Jorge Soler’s father has opened his own Hair Salon / Barber Shop in the US.

    It’s called “Soler, he clips.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  47. SMLV1 says:
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    Not expecting a Win but does Fister throw a QS tonight @LAD? Hes going up against Kershaw.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @SMLV1: My crystal ball says yes….Give me a quarter and ill tell you your fortune,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d expect so

    • gareth says:
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      @SMLV1: Start Fister.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I spent $9500 on mine!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: yea but yours got you your very own website and came with a J-FOH…you lucky dog.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do feel lucky

  48. Fungazi says:
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    Would you go Hanley vs Fister or Kipnis vs Lobstein for MI today? The only good day Hanley had since being activated, I sonfoabenched the little sonofabitch. The rest of his games have been junk but Kipnis not writing any letters home either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  49. Wake Up says:
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    Soler-powered penis pumps…take it…it’s yours

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We could set up a stand at a nude beach…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: in no cal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just go right outside of Oxnard, not that I know…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: or just North of San Diego from what I hear

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s where we should have our Razzconvention

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Dongfest?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No! That sounds wrong! AZZFEST!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: ok. But we can serve hot dongs

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who’s warming them?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not it!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: sky

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s a good call!

  50. mraccoe says:
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    *Catcher Question*

    Picked up Yadier when he was on the DL and now I’ve got Yan Gomes and Yadier on my roster and don’t want both. Who would you go with for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  51. gareth says:
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    Fister is very good at what he does. Its no coincidence that it was a guy called “Smyly” who filled the hole in the rotation when Fister was traded from Detroit.

    This is complete and utter Coat tailing on Grey’s earlier blurb, but I just can’t resist those Fister analogies.

    I’m sure Charlie Furbush sometimes reminisces about his trade and has a little chuckle to himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  52. gareth says:
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    When they retire from baseball, Doug Fister and Charlie Furbush are to produce and star in the third incarnation of “Charlie and the Chocolate factory.”

    Ok, I’ll stop now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  53. Wake Up says:
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    I was tired of my lady, we’d been together too long
    Like a worn-out recording of a favorite song
    So while she lay there sleepin’, I read the paper in bed
    And in the personal columns there was this letter I read…

    If you like Pen and Cole Nadas, and doing lots of cocaine
    If you’re really into yoga pants, and gotta Soler-powered main vein
    If you like making fun of Rom-Coms, and doing chores in a cape
    I’m the one that you’re looking for, write to me and we can vape….

    Yes I like Pen and Cole Nadas, and doing lots of cocaine
    OK, I’m not really that into cocaine, but I love the way it smells
    But I really like the Flag, and Betsy Ross, and ringing Li-berty Bells
    And I’m also wearing yoga pants, and using milk snake cream for hair gels…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This describes me to a tee! I need to talk to Nick, you need to perform this on TV on the radio….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: *shedding tears*

    • prez says:
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      @Wake Up: KILLL EMMM!!! wakes back now?? Where have you been ol wizard?

      Is this a rap convention now?? Im so confused..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rap and Captain and Tennille

        • prez says:
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          @Grey: i must come thru with a rap now… Its almost mandatory…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Well, yeah, dur, of course

  54. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm H2H playoffs start today–it’s a Tuesday-Monday week. We start 4SP and 2RP (no SP allowed in RP slots or vice versa).

    Cats that favor more starts: IP, K, W, QS
    Cats that favor fewer: BB, ER, L
    Neutral cats: SV, H/9

    My opponent has 6 starts:
    Cueto vNYM (SON 20.9)
    Kennedy vARI (20.3)
    Fister vATL (11.6) and @LAD (7.0)
    Cashner vARI (16.5) and @LAD (6.4)
    His RP are Uehara and Cishek.

    Which 4 SP do you go with?
    Miley – @SD (15.9), @LAD (6.3)
    CJ Wilson – @HOU (6.4), @MIN (11.1)
    Paxton – @OAK (2.2), @TEX (-5.4)
    Greene – vBOS (-1.0), vKC (-2.4)
    A. Wood – @MIA (12.2)
    Fiers – vSTL (11.9)
    Hughes – vLAA (9.1)
    Shoemaker – @MIN (8.5)
    My RP are Chapman and Rondon.

    SON says 1-start Wood and Fiers over 2-start Paxton and Greene, but then I lose my advantage in quantity and am still at a disadvantage in quality. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton, Greene, Wilson, Miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Admittedly tough calls… Could go a few ways

  55. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Finally dropped Trumbo. I’m a patient man. That’s what 19 months in a Dan Uggla fantasy baseball prison camp will do to you, but the guy is just not using his lower half when he swings, giving him zero power and making him essentially a large caucasian version of James Loney without the contact skills. I was hoping he’d get stronger, but nearly 2 months is enough. I welcome my utility overlord Trevor Plouffe, or at least until he cools off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  56. Lando87 says:
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    Next Monday marks the beginning of the fantasy playoffs, where rosters are set for the remainder of the season (i.e. NO STREAMS!)

    This being said, should I cut ties with Kazmir? His last two starts really have me worried. I could add up Peavy or take a flier on some waiver wire young gun in his place…

    The rest of my current staff is:
    Teheran
    Smardzija
    Shields
    Odorizzi
    Archer
    Pineda
    Fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Peavy

  57. Teddy Heater says:
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    Gordon just sucked me in for next year, Crazy how these things pan out. I had Ryu going and He had Duffy going which he ended up tying me in K’s with Wade Davis in the wings. Not only did Davis not K anyone but Gordie hit that bomb in the bottom of night to give Reggie Ledoux the come back win, Joe Buck Yourself has now put a hit on Gordie!! Let’s hope this carries over to my other teams, couldn’t of done it without you! Thanks Mang!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  58. Johnny Podres says:
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    I need to drop one of Fiers, Odorizzi, G Cole or Carrasco. Preparing for H2H playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  59. Toe Knee says:
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    As i’m looking at my espn league there’s Longo with a pr15 of 6.66. Talk about a bad omen from this fakker. Anyone else notice 10-9 game at Coors where Arenado was 0/5 Looks like my third basemen may need a Plouffer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When in doubt…PLOUFFE

  60. Matty says:
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    Who is the better add for the stretch run: Carrasco, Salazar, or Tillman?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  61. Toe Knee says:
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    Did Baez just become a black hole should i drop him for the just dropped Carpenter redraft h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Carp

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

    1) Drop A. Escobar or Jose Ramirez for Wong or Valbuena?

    2) Bruce.. god, he’s been terrible. Currently lingering on my bench. Is he worth shedding for Salazar? Stream-o-Nator likes his next two starts, and the ratios check out.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez for Wong…. Sure, if you need the starts

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Curious why you think I should stick with Alicides Escobar? He’s shown almost no speed.. 3 SB in last 14 (4 in 30) and a miserable .265 OBP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has 3 steals in the last six games and is hitting .310 in that time…

          • FillyP says:
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            @Grey:

            He went 4/5 on Aug. 29 and only has one 2 hit game (rest are donuts and 1-fors) over his last 14 games. OBP is only .310 over last 7, too. Seems like his value is tied to his speed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And he has three steals in the last week…

  63. Snake Hips says:
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    Did anyone else NOT get credit for Casilla’s save yesterday??? I’m in a yahoo points league and didn’t get any points! It’s the playoffs, I want those points!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a game for May 22nd that he closed, so if you didn’t own him on May 22nd, you may not get a save…

      • Snake Hips says:
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        @Grey: gotcha… That sucks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure does!

  64. i hope this lede trend continues… there’s a lot of potential there in the 1980s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight: Yeah, like Sailing by Christopher Cross but Sale-ing if Sale gets a win or loses due to a wind-assisted HR off the bat of Michael Bourne or something.

      Sailing, takes me away
      To where I’ve always heard it
      Just a dream and the wind to carry me
      Soon I will be free

      Cheers,
      Ante

  65. Lee says:
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    For rest of the season, how would you rank these SPs: Peralta, Garza, Minor, Simon? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, matchups…

  66. K12 says:
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    Playoffs started yesterday. Which combo should I go with for the playoff run.

    2B: Baez, Wong (w), Kendrick (w)
    SS: Baez, Andrus, Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, Alcides

  67. Wake Up says:
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    There’s always money in the Marshall Beach Soler-Powered Penis Pump Stand!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  68. Colonel Angus says:
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    Grey- I need a hail mary pick tonight for my OF. Rios v Guthrie (.279 2HR against), Coughlan v Gallardo (.667 BA against) or Jay v Locke (stud against lefties). Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jay doesn’t play vs lefties… Rios…

  69. Hondo says:
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    Pearce out again today.I grabbed him back anyway hoping he plays Thursday and doesn’t suck.I’ve got a bye next week so I can sit and wait.Think he cools off from where he was or picks it back up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is he’ll cool off…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah,I know it’s a crapshoot.Thanks for the input.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Goose! says:
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    Dilson Herrera or Alex Guerrero? Both ROS and next year, as its a 12 team keeper league h2h category wins with R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG as the categories.

    • Goose! says:
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      @Goose!: Also are Moya or McCann from the Tigers worth picking up and keeping in the same league? We get 9 keeper per year, cost based on round picked (anywhere from same round for top 6 rounds up to +1-3 rounds over for picks in the later rounds)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah, prolly not but don’t know your options…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dilson

  71. Eddy says:
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    For Keeper Leagues, who are guys who you feel are must-owns? I have Joc, Rusney Castillo, and Daniel Norris all pegged already for when the season is over to go after as I am currently in a heated playoff run and I need all my spots to win now. Any other targets I should look at?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Mike in the last prospect post…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey:
        I will, thanks

  72. Snacks13 says:
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    Please rank these starts for today:

    Holt @ NYY (Greene)
    Myers vs Tor (Dickey)
    Rios @ KC (Ventura)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura threw yesterday… Myers, Rios

  73. Carnac says:
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    Rizzo still sitting. *Carmela voice* ANTHONY!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  74. Wake Up says:
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    If you like making love in the vagina, da dun dun dun
    If you’re incapable of feeling human emotional pain, da dun dun dun
    If you like going to the opera, da dun dun dun
    Well, actually, I have this theory that no one actually likes going to the opera
    But, for some reason guys think that fancy girls, or plain ones for that matter, enjoy going to
    the opera as a big romantic night out…but, girls are mostly humoring the guys, respecting the fact that he actually took off the sweat pants for a night, but there are a hundred other places that she would rather be going to other than the fricken opera…meanwhile the guy is only taking her to impress her, he doesn’t want to be there of course, he didn’t want to spend all that money on the the fricken tickets…and she doesn’t really want to go either but now she can’t say anything because he went to all this trouble…da dun dun dun
    Or doing lots of cocaine…da dun dun dun
    It’s some real Gift of the Magi shit…like male nipples and female mustaches…I mean you respect them, of course…but it’s like, why?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You’ve never slept until you’ve gone to the opera…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Amen Sista!
        Tried to call Nick…his phone says that he’ll be ut of the o-face until the super duper bowl, eh…then some thing aboot keeping the Arizona border strong…I didn’t leave a message…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let me talk to him first, gotta speak Canadian with him…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I am picturing you two sitting next to each other on a plane…him screaming, “Take out the papers and da trash!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those aren’t pillows! That’s Sky this week…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: I knew he was going to get his dentures fitted…didn’t know he was also selling shower rings…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, but as necklace adornments

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: As in Lovelace’s neck-lace adornments?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, as in African hoop earrings worn around a string around a neck… It’s kinda stylish the way Nick does it…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Ah, I see, hakuna matata muthafucka!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      All day, like a baller!

  75. zombie says:
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    Trying to protect ERA & WHIP, but could use a Win, Stroman @ TB too risky tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too risky to ever start unless it’s a deep keeper

  76. Chin Music says:
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    Unfortunately, I won’t be finishing better than 3rd in my keeper league this year, and am looking ahead to 2015. Does anyone know if the Yahoo rules re: position eligibility for beginning 2015 are different than the rules during the season? I’d love to be able to keep Cory Dickerson as my starting CF for 2015 (CarGo and Braun are my corner OFs, and I have Abreu & Encarnacion at 1B, so one of those 1Bs will be my Utiltiy guy). Dickerson was CF eligible to begin 2014, but has only 9 games played at CF (all were starts) this season. Does he need to get a 10th game played at CF, or does he have enough starts there already to qualify for 2015? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He needs one more

      • Chin Music says:
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        Shite!

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    bench which one of soler/arenado/ackley/duda/longo today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  78. AJ says:
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    Lotta temping pitching options for today…Minor vs Phi, Carrasco vs Det or Paxon @ Oak thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

  79. Nightpandas says:
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    6 spots left in my football RCL….lovely Canadian feel to it…..bottle of maple syrup to the winner….Podcast Nick want to join your 33rd draft?

  80. Boy Wonder says:
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    Roenis Elias or Jason Vargas? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers… Vargas

  81. Steve Vachon says:
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    Drop Hellickson or Niese or Alvarez for Norris? Which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  82. SteveNZ says:
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    I can’t bench Soler so I can get both Panda and Arenado (both in Coors) in my lineup.

    Can I?

    (Tron doesn’t like Arenado too much v Petit)

    • slew says:
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      @SteveNZ: Arenado isn’t in today’s starting lineup.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        There’s that

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, that makes the decision a little easier.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @slew: Thanks slew.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with guys in Coors

  83. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    I got Wacha coming back this week, who should i drop…

    Jay Bruce
    Colin McHugh
    Tsuyoshi Wada
    Odorizzi
    Kennys Vargas
    Wilson Ramos

    Jay bruce’s numbers are obviously the worst but i cannot drop him without permission first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wacha

      • These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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        @Grey: hmmmm…What lesson are you trying to teach me sensei?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Actually, lose Bruce if he’s a bench bat…

          • These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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            @Grey: I like that better!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, nice

  84. nick the dick says:
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    Ahhhhhh we dropping Rizzo?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems that way…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: oh even better, hes undroppable and not going on the DL but not playing. Great…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m sure they’ll make him droppable shortly

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yeah dont even have a bench bat to fill in though and im not in the business of dropping good pitchers. Sonuva!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sucks…

  85. Boy Wonder says:
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    Luis Valbuena or AJ Pollock? 14 team Redraft H2H. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  86. royce! says:
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    Lost Rizzo for the h2h playoffs. Who do you like better for 5×5 plus OBP and XBH- AJ Pollock or A Garcia? Stupid h2h, Miggy’s big day aside, this team is falling apart just when it matters most.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: Is that your dog in your avatar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, I like how it’s CLASSIC fun…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I like my fun like I like my rock

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, nice

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s royce!’s dog, yeah… He wishes! That dog is awesome sauce balls!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: @Grey: At small size it looks a bit like the breed of dog we’re getting when we get back from our trip (the kids have finally worn me down). Ours is a poodle crossed with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

          Yeah, it’s a designer dog…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            A King Charles Spoodle? Ping Choodle Spaniel? Where are you going on your trip?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: They’re called a Cavoodle in these parts.

              LA (obviously), London and Paris. Away 3 weeks in all.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sounds so amazing… First time in each?

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: No, but it’s been 20 years since I was in London and longer than that for Paris and LA – and in LA was only a couple of days to see Disneyland really – so a bit like this time!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    First time with kids then? Where are you going in London? Paris?

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: Yeah first time in the US/Europe with the kids (though we took them to Fiji last year).

                      We’re renting an apartment just off the King’s Road in London and will spend some time with friends in Tunbridge Wells (SE of London). Staying in a TINY apartment in the Marais district in Paris…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Fiji?! What are you Rockfellers?! Very nice… I lived in South Ken… King’s Road couldn’t be better place to be…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t remember what district that is in Paris…

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: Le Marais spans the 3rd and 4th arondissements.

                      Rockefellers? Hah – looks a bit that way, doesn’t it? Nah – one of the kids becomes an adult fare at the end of the year so now is a pretty good time to do a trip like this.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Still not sure, would need landmarks… Moulin rouge? Notre Dame? How old is an adult? 13?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, and happy birthday!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      God damn, I love Paris… Promise me you’ll go to the Isle of Orleans and get ice cream…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @SteveNZ: wait, you’re going to Disneyland? I have a pass and can be your tour guide. Doesn’t that sound like family fun?

                    I too have a dog crossed with a poodle but he’s a shitpoo or is it pooshit?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: We liking Despaigne tonight?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Not unless desperate

  87. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Ahhh it’s time for another series of questions pertaining to my playoffs. Thanks again for indulging me, Grey.

    10 team h2h league, first week of playoffs

    1) Are we holding Rizzo? Obviously can’t DL him but I don’t think I can drop him not knowing how soon he could be back and whether he could impact my playoffs. Obviously if I lose this week, it will probably have been a bad choice to hold him.

    2) Still think Romo will be in line for any saves any time soon? Blew the game last night and can’t afford to carry a reliever that won’t be getting any save chances.

    3) Need to pick up a hitter to replace Rizzo for the rest of the week. Here are the best options and the opposing pitchers:

    ($16.0) Napoli – @Kuroda, @Capuano, vHutchinson, vHapp, vDickey
    ($19.0) Beltran – vRanaudo, vWorkman, vShields, vDuffy, vVentura
    ($2.7) Span – @Haren, vWilliams, vBurrnett, vHamels
    ($11.1) Hosmer – vTepesh, @Pineida, @McCarthy, @Green
    (N/A) Polanco – @Miller, @Turner, @Wood, @Dubront
    ($1.3) Valbuena – vGarza, vLiriano, vCole, vWorley
    ($5) Betts – @Kuroda, @Capuano, vHutchinson, vHapp, vDickey

    Obviously Napoli and Beltran each play 5 games versus 4 from the rest, so with that in mind plus the higher dollar amount, they seem like the best bets. Right now Im leaning Napoli.

    The plan as it stands right now, drop Romo for DeGrom @MIA tomorrow. Then pick up Napoli for the short schedule day @Capuano and then hold him for the Blue Jays series where he has good career numbers off the three Jays pitchers (Hutchinson, Happ, DIckey)

    Does this seem like a solid plan or would you take another path? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Nah 2) Could be 3) Napoli Sounds like a plan…

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks you as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. jef with 1 f says:
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    You like Dilson or Wong long term..I have WONG and I know dilson will be gone any day now in this league..I can win this year so don’t really want to sacrifice that..dilson is making me feel horny baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong is better now and later

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: thank you for reversing my erection

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More than happy to oblige

  89. dem ribbies says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Keeper league, would you rather have a $1 Kluber or a $35 Puig / $200 budget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  90. dem ribbies says:
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    Ps everyone. Puig on bench, Joc starting tonight..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy

  91. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Better batty call Panik or Brandon Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the validation master lothario. BTW, I think you should have your name legally changed to that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Done and done!

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: went with Crawford thanks to that horny robot.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Horny robots always prevail

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Grey: a lot of Horn balls in here tonight

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Must be the J-Law leak

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @Grey: or verlander ha

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes, exactly!

        • Mr. Tibbs says:
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          @Grey: I know, and I have the mental scars to prove it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha!

  92. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Bases loaded, 1 one out against Kyle Kendrick. Can’t get a run across. Because Braves.

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: P.S. I may or may not be streaming Minor tonight. Either that or I have an acute dislike for Kyle Kendrick.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

  93. Max says:
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    Only got one waiver before the playoffs. I’m finally about to cut bait with Fat Adams. Should I put Ozuna or Jhonny as my first waiver? I have Chris Carter and Kennys left at first and Kipnis/Baez up the middle. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  94. SteveNZ says:
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    Ah, Giancarlo. There you are.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mi novio!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: re: Paris ice cream – did you mean the Ile St- Louis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes! Oh my god it’s so good… Send me back a pint and you can have a body organ if you need one…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, that’s the place… Right by Notre Dame… So when you take the kids there, you grab it… Best in the world…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I’ll tell ‘em you sent me.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Me and Bourdain, all we do is vape, drink and eat ice cream…

  95. jef with 1 f says:
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    Kennys and mookie songs

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: well there may be songs about them next year but that was Dongs not songs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… The Dong Songs… Hey, you wanted to go back to Wong, all BETTS off!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Ha ha..I have Betts and Wong..two different teams..Betts has been one upping him though …Ackley has been one upping both of them though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, have Ackley and Betts on different teams, wish I had Wong… Hmm, that sounded wrong…

  96. Eric says:
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    Late to the party today fellas, sorry!

    Soler or Eaton ROS?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Eric: Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  97. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wong…benched…Arenado…benched…cargomez…hurt…puig benched….all of this adds up to me whooping my opponents ass.

  98. Magnitude says:
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    Choose 2 keepers for 2015:

    Betts, Alcantara, Jennings, Lawrie

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Magnitude: Betts, Arismendy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy, Jennings

  99. jef with 1 f says:
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    Reyes dong

  100. jef with 1 f says:
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    Soler 1 fer 1 with an rbi …a lot of young pups making some noise at the end of the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler’s been crazy…

  101. The Thumb says:
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    I’m starting Jordan Schafer and Ender Inciarte at my 2 Utils today. The SAGNOF is real

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, hell yeah

  102. dem ribbies says:
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    My $35 Puig for his $1 Kluber and $2 Dee Gordon? Keeper league and in playoffs. need SBs. love Klubes. only strong-like for Puig.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber side

  103. SteveNZ says:
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    I thought Wright was supposed to be bad. Being a right pain in the ass so far this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought it was a good idea to stream CJ Wilson in Houston… Oy!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yikes. At least you can have a drink to forget about it.

        He can’t.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why can’t he?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Straight edge, brah.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha

  104. dem ribbies says:
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    who would you rather keep between Tyson Ross and Alex Wood. same price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  105. nick the dick says:
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    Mat Latos is a streamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad day to have any pitchers go… Shizzton of offense today…

  106. Manny Aybar says:
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    Need a spot for Ryu, who should I drop?

    Offense: Gattis, Miggy, Rendon, Longo, Reyes, Ellsbury, Pence, Span, Duda, Soler, Moss

    Pitchers: Kluber, A Wood, Archer, Roark, Latos, Gio, Hendricks, Rodney, Soriano, Allen

    DL: Ryu, Anibal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

      • Manny Aybar says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Also having Gattis, keep him or drop for Perez, McCann, Gomes, Martin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gomes

  107. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    It hurts me to say this as much as it hurts you to hear it: I’ve been contemplating dropping Sonny. That k%-bb% is pretty bad, and his performances over the last month or so have left a lot to be desired. Pitching on the wire is mad deep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can stream desirable matchups, I could understand it… I don’t know what Gray’s matchups will be the rest of the year, but I’d look at that first…

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Their actually pretty decent: @ CWS, @Sea, vs. Phi, vs Ana, @Tex.
        As a sidenote, that has to be one of the cheapest doubles I’ve ever seen from Endy Chavez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t look too bad

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: If there are no rotation shifts Gray is looking at:

        Whitesox – Seattle – Philly – Seattle

        In 12 team and shallower tis a definite, “see you later, asshole”.

        • Mr. Tibbs says:
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          @Kid A: Don’t know Alex Wood’s schedule, but he’s out there. No brainer, right? Yes, there are more than 8 teams in this league.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Mr. Tibbs: Wood gets Miami and Tejas next. I make that move. But I only try and carry 2 pitchers max at any time in 12 league or less. I’m a stream whore.

            • Mr. Tibbs says:
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              @Kid A: He gone. I’m only carrying 3 Sp’s. Thanks for the help. As a reward you can have one but not both of the following: a handkerchief once used by Thom Yorke or screen legend Anthony Quinn’s t shirt.

              • Kid A says:
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                @Mr. Tibbs: I’ll trade you the shirt for my Voight-bitten pencil.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Kid A says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs:

      F@$! him. And F$#! Latos. And FUCK Cody Allen.

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Kid A: Finally, a voice of calm.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Mr. Tibbs: serenity now…

          • Mr. Tibbs says:
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            @Kid A: haha. insanity later.

            • Kid A says:
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              @Mr. Tibbs: HOOCHIEMAMA!!!

              • Mr. Tibbs says:
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                @Kid A: Ha! I like your style kid a.

                • Kid A says:
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                  @Mr. Tibbs: Let’s make a baby.

  108. AJ says:
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    Thoughts on droppin Willie Myers for the hot bat of Austin Jackson? Just can’t see Myers making an impact this year…h2h redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. john says:
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    Im freaking out, trying to hold down 2nd spot first rd bye. Got Rizzo and freaking PUIG. Like to pick up Betts. How to i play this….h2h lg cant go dropping guys others can stash. Team below who goes first….btw have doolittle coming back too but thats a wee or so away.

    If i hear rizzo shut down hes gone, got one guy my lg with starlin hes going to grab betts!!

    cueto latos degrom odorizzi kennedy Awood carrasco Gcole Lester….balancing act of not getting smoked this week and retaining my team.

    Which two guys go after rizzo( pending reports) Any other ideas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

      • john says:
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        @Grey: Sorry flipping a bit ha!

        if i get the buy im looking at 12 days until i play meaningful game, so try hold puig and rizzo?

        If i need to make some rash moves what 2 arms go first?

        or do my best to just hold all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

          • john says:
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            @Grey: Its tough but yeah thats why freaking dont have much flexibility. My opponent has starlin im sure he will be picking up betts tomo to fill in, yay!

  110. Ping pong says:
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    The end is nigh

    Thanks for a great season, a lot of good and good sense of humor peeps in here.

    16 team h2h redraft.

    Slim pickings in the end.

    Looking for a bat to replace rizzo/of

    I have kennys so it hurst a little less.

    Who do you like for the next 2-1/2 weeks

    Lagaurs
    Panick
    Dunn
    Dom brown
    Morales
    Odor

    Thanks again
    Looking for best bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lagares

  111. AJ says:
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    So who’s your pick for the last month from these fellows…Span, Austin Action Jackson, Wong, Alcantara, Schafer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span, Wong

  112. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Bruuuuuuuuce! He’s alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It must be some kind of box score error…

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Ha. What’s I next? Am I going to see a unicorn on my patio?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not unless you live in the center field stands in Crayola Canyon

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: lol yup! Guy has a good game right when I dump um smh

        • Mr. Tibbs says:
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          @AJ: Was the only guy who survived my early September clean out.

  113. SteveNZ says:
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    Nasty ticker tease from the Panda.

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @SteveNZ: Ugh. That’s rough. At Coors no less.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really ugly

  114. AJ says:
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    Damn Sonny delight got dun up tonite!! Continues to have mediocre performances…think it’s time to drop…..

  115. DiRo says:
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    As a historian I always appreciate a good history reference!

    In a keeper league would you trade Puig for Lester and Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Soler if can keep forever

      • DiRo says:
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        @Grey: Yes, it’s actually a forever league with no restrictions on keepers.

  116. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I’m not sure who Steve is, but Steve adores Frank Sobotka.

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Anyone know why the Braves didn’t use Walden in the 8th?

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ: you can’t even comment in the right post. how are you beating me?!?!?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Kid A: By moving so easily between the past and the future. It’s a time zone thing.

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