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I have a team building exercise for the Mets.  Get Kevin Mitchell on the horn.  He has at least five baby mamas that are flight attendants.  Scrounge up the plane Lenny Dykstra owned for a minute before filing for bankruptcy.  You’re going to Hawaii.  All you need to do is recover the tiki doll that was lost in Maui and return it to the grave of Vincent Price.  Otherwise, your team will remain cursed forever.  What a terrible blow to Matt Harvey keeper owners.  And not what terrible blow, as was heard around the Mets clubhouse in the 80’s.  Harvey’s done for at least 15 months if he needs Tommy John surgery, and that’s what it sounds like, while Tommy John Surgery sounds like, “I don’t want to rob the world of greatness, yet I do.  Repeatedly.”  Poor Tommy John Surgery.  No one wins here!  In redraft leagues, you can obviously drop Harvey.  His innings count came slightly earlier than expected.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jeremy Hefner – Will undergo Tommy John surgery.  Sounds like someone got a two for one coupon.

Zack Wheeler – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Here’s the bright spot for Met fans.  Of course, the down side is this time next year Wheeler will need reconstructive surgery too.  Hopefully, Gee does too so they can get the combo pack again.  You want fries with your torn UCL?

Matt Moore – Will return on September 3rd.  That’s good news, unless Roberto Hernandez has changed his name now to Matt Moore.

Jeremy Hellickson – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, raising his ERA to 5.21.  Somehow, some way, someone will turn this isn’t a positive for owning Hellickson.

Emilio Bonifacio – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 20th steal.  He definitely hasn’t been run shy since he was traded to the Royals.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  If there’s fantasy baseball in the after life, Perez’s abuelita still owns Jason Castro, but she had a tinge of regret for not owning her little pupusa.

Billy Butler – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Butler’s homer was part of the invasive advertising campaign for The Butler.  Damn, I get it, Oprah’s movie is in theaters.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-4 and his 25th steal and his 7th steal in the last ten games.  The King of SAGNOF, Rajai, really should be on the Royals.  They let their guys run like crazy.  It’s a royal SAGNOF jamboree over there in KC.

Carlos Gonzalez – Took 30 swings in the cage yesterday.  If he had another dollar in quarters, he would’ve taken another ten.

Troy Tulowitzki – Out again with a sore side.  Not much information to report.  Rockies are keeping it oblique.

Juan Nicasio – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Yeah, it was in Coors, but it was against the Ain’ts.  Six of one, half dozen of you fill in the rest of the cliche, you’re not the boss of me.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  According to his percentage owned, I’m the only one holding out hope for something from him.  He’s home for the next week and a half, so if I’ve held on this long, I’m not going anywhere now.  Bring me home some Cinnabons, Arenado, it’s just you and me!

Dexter Fowler – Left yesterday’s game with a lateral knee bruise.  Sounds geometric.

Bartolo Colon – Could return on Thursday to face the Tigers.  The A’s said his groin was on track.  Ew!  TMI!

A.J. Griffin – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Tigers.  It’s gonna be a long week for the A’s pitchers, and that’s no comment on Bartolo’s groin.

Coco Crisp – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer in the last five games.  Watch out for a grease fire, because Crisp is smoking hot.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Anibal was probably flustered when she heard Bartolo’s groin was returning.  Can I just do a whole roundup on Bartolo’s groin?  Don’t challenge me.

Victor Martinez – 4-for-5 with his 11th homer, raising his average to .289.  When you look up ‘professional hitter’ in the dictionary, you don’t find anything, because it’s not in there, but if it were, you’d see V-Mart.  I bet he can do 12-15 homers, .280-ish average until he’s in his 40’s.  Edgar Martinez called and said good luck with Cooperstown.

Omar Infante – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs with his 7th homer.  He’s been hitting near .400 in the last week with not much else.  He’s fine for some empty average, but I wouldn’t expect a whole lot more.

Tyler Lyons – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  There was some confusion the other day on this site about whether or not Carlos Martinez would take over the vacated Cardinals rotation spot.  Lyons did.  Martinez entered this game in relief and gave up a run.  Martinez’s ERA now sits at 6.00.  What I didn’t understand in the confusion was why everyone needed C-Mart to be in the rotation.  He will be good at some point, but he hasn’t been good yet.  You don’t need a pitcher on your staff in most redraft leagues figuring it out.  Tyler Lyons is just as good as Martinez for this year, which is to say he probably won’t be great.

Allen Craig – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He now has 95 RBIs, which is 2nd in the NL and thirty-five less than Miguel Cabrera (who hit his 43rd homer last night).  Seriously.  I had to look at that twice.  Jesus, Miggy is a beast.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  I really hope he gets to 25 homers this year just so he bamboozles someone else into drafting him.  He’s about as boring as an Amish stripper.  “Yo, she’s got a butter face!  No, really, she was churning all day.”

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 1 run and 3 RBIs, hitting over .300 with a homer in the last week.  He doesn’t get hot as much as hits well in one game then takes three games off then hits well again, so it’s hard to call him a hot schmotato, but there might be something here.

Leonys Martin – Was out for the 2nd straight day with a sprained ankle.  He could be back for today.  You ever want to call him Leonys Arrondissemartin?  No?  Okay, that’s just me then.

A.J. Pierzynski – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer, which is yet another homer on a short schedule day.  A good Razz-soldier reminded me yesterday to pick him up for the short schedule day.  So, what did I do?  I’m an idiot.  Excuse me now while I go drink cyanide.

Chris Carter – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers.  Hitter-Tron loves Carter for the next week like it loves Marc Summers’s voiceover when they show candy factory shots in Unwrapped.

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 19th homer.  I picked him up for the batty call, but dropped him for…Honestly, I’m not sure.  Maybe Tony Campana. (Yay, Tony Campana!)  I was a little surprised Dominguez was even available, then again I dropped him too.

Jason Castro – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer.  Castro makes me twerk with a foam finger.  Now the 7th ranked catcher on the year on our Player Rater, and with Mauer out and Napoli sucking on the suckhole, Castro could easily end up in the top five.  How you like dem apples?  Delicious!

Jordan Lyles – Got the save yesterday after starting a game on Friday.  Bo Porter takes what you know about bullpen managing, ties it into a pretzel, sprinkles it with absurdity and calls it a closer.

Alejandro De Aza – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI with three singles and a double.  The Juan Pierre cycle!

Tony Campana – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 5th steal.  Looks like he’s got his special SAGNOF underpants back!  I grabbed him for a short schedule day, was rewarded and now I can’t drop him ever.  He’s my crack!  Wait, I’m his crack which his SAGNOF underpants cover?  No, that’s not right either.  My crack shows without his SAGNOF underpants?  Oh, I don’t know, but I grabbed him for steals.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd steal in as many games while he hits above .300 in the last week.  Aw, sook-balls, he’s running and hitting.  I told you he was a preseason sleeper (and did nothing for five months, but will be a sleeper again for next year).

Brandon McCarthy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Yay, awesome, exclamation mark, exclamation mark, exclamation mark.  It was against the Padres, so whatevs.

Reymond Fuentes – Was called up by the Padres to play center field (or at least platoon in center).  I searched the site for Fuentes and I came back with a lot of “Oh God, why did I pick up Brian Fuentes again?” lamentations (Possibly Made Up Word of the Day!).  Fuentes has speed (40+ steals over a season) and very light power.  It’s kinda like Apple released their Maybin upgrade, iSAGNOF.  I grabbed him in one league where I’m desperate for a spark of any sort.  Padre hitters usually last about three to four hours on my teams so we’ll see if I even have him by tomorrow.  (Note written two hours later:  I’ve already dropped him.)

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  The Regression Fairies know Mark Harris, the widower of Martha Raye, they love musical theater and they defecate on your pitching ratios.

Will Venable – 2-for-4, 1 run and hitting near .350 in the last week and four homers in the last ten days with two steals.  It’s a special ten days when he’s hitting well for, uh, ten days.  Stop fiddle-faddling with the noise makers and pick him up.

Aaron Harang – Designated for assignment.  He should try to pitch again for the Padres.  They have a world class zoo there in San Diego and I’m sure they’d love to have an Harangutan.

Taijuan Walker – True story:  my remote control was made in Taijuan.  He could be called up to fill-in Harang’s spot.  It could be roofie burnout, but I’m not interested in shallower mixed leagues.  In deeper leagues, I’d stash him to see if you catch a firefly in a bottle, or whatever that yokelism is.  He definitely has shown great stuff in the minors (10+ K-rate) if a bit wild (4+ BB/9) in Triple-A.  He will be a great pitcher, it probably won’t be this year.  Think Wheeler when he was called up.

Domonic Brown – Out again yesterday with a sore heel.  Let’s hope he doesn’t go to a stuttering foot doctor.  The confusion of ‘heal heel’ could bleed into September and I need him back.

Cody Asche – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting north of .350 in the last week.  Kinda want him to go ice cold for a month, so he comes real cheap next year, but have a feeling he will come cheap anyway.  He hasn’t shown much power or speed, but he’s hit in 9 of his last ten games and is definitely swinging a hot bat.  Don’t worry, I’ll mention him again tomorrow.

Cliff Lee – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Adverb modified the Mets-imistic fans in Citi after the Harvey news.  One Mets fan was so despondent he gave Doc Gooden the keys to his car to drive him home.

Zack Greinke – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to .  If this is the results, I kinda wish Carlos Quentin would’ve ran over my whole pitching staff.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-5 with his 13th homer.  He’s cooled since he came up, but I’m glad Puig hasn’t gone completely cold.  That could lead to trichinosis.

Josh Johnson – Shut down for two weeks.  The Comatose Blue Jays fan just hopes Johnson is ready for the playoffs.

Colby Rasmus – Had a minor setback with his oblique.  So his outlook is obliquer.

R.A. Dickey – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m blushing since this game was Yanks and Dickey.  Lucky no one went blind.

Derek Jeter – 0-for-3 as he returned from the DL.  The first 5,000 women in attendance for yesterday’s game received a gift basket.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-4 as he hit his 650th homer.  Not this year, who is he, Chris Davis?  With his 650th homer, A-Rod moved within 50-something of some other guy who took a lot of steroids, and moved past someone else who shot junk into their ass.

  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Dude, Grey, that Salvador Perez blurb had me laughing so hard, I almost shot milk out of my nipples.

    Saying those words out loud made me laugh even harder. Well done.

    Dropped Perez when he got concussed for Martin in 2 leagues, own Perez in another one, drop Martin for Perez or hold? Not ma other options.

  2. bossmanjunior says:
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    Possible nickname for Cody Asche…Coco Butter?

  3. bossmanjunior says:
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    I think Castro should get trapper keeper consideration. Im so in love with him right now and can’t believe I carried Perez for so long. The obvious caveat is his inability to hit lefties, but whatevs…im in love!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: You’re rebounding… It’s just cause you hated Perez so much your love feels sweeter for Castro

  4. goodfold2 says:
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    pick 2 out of belt/ruf/gyorko. just overall production. Belt still has the average, but the homers and RBI’s have left. Gyorko has a lot of homers lately, but K’s too.

  5. RyKo says:
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    Heyward owner here. Beachy owner here. But most importantly Harvey owner here. Atop 1st all year and 1 week before playoffs start & it all unravels. I’m not even a Mets fan & feel worse for them.

    So a Harvey related question I guess. Would you still keep him in 2014? He’d be a 10th rd pick but I’m already not a fan of keeping pitchers due to durability and this isn’t exactly helping. Also already have Kershaw as a keeper, as well plenty of replacements for Harvey.

    Keep or Drop

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @RyKo:

      will let Grey answer this one .
      i suffer from coulrophobia .

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @RyKo: Do not keep Harvey..

      In my NL-only league I have lost the following players to suspensions or injuries-
      Braun
      Wandy Rodriguez
      Grilli
      Mejia
      Harvey
      Hefner
      Beachy

      I dropped Niese earlier in the season when he was injured and was unable to get him back.

      I expect Jose Fernandez to be shut down once the h2h playoffs start.

      I had the best record in the league, but I dropped to 2nd this past week.

      My rotation now- Fernandez, Bailey, Capuano, Alvarez, Eovaldi, and Gorzelanny.

      Alvarez, Gorzelanny and Nicasio are on rosters, so there is no help out
      there until September call-ups. Then I would have to beat out others on the waiver wire.

      • Tender B. says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: Tough go of it. I’m looking at the same type of scenario due to injuries. At least I have the whole MLB to choose from when looking for a replacement.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: Injuries suck man. I had a 5 point lead in my Yahoo roto league and was starting to run away and then E Cab gets suspended, Cargo, Heyward, Joey Bats all get hurt..On top of losing Ryan Howard earlier in the season..Also had BJ, who forgot how to hit?? LOL..I am still in first but now there are 4 teams all within 4 points of each other..Should be a helluva, September finish!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RyKo: I’d lose him…

  6. Joey says:
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    Do I start the Bull over the Panda next week in H2H points? Also, Cobb or Dickey next week? It’s playoff time for me and I feel like this isn’t a terrible problem to have, but it’s giving me headaches…

  7. gareth says:
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    Matt domiguez is quietly having a very nice season. You see another “kyle seager” emerging here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: I don’t see a Seager, but a cheap power source that has holes in his game…

  8. gareth says:
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    Your “comatose blue jays fan” running gag gets me every time.

    I actually feel bad for this imaginary person!

    He would also say something like “arencibia, gomes and d’arnaud make toronto’s catching depth second to none!”

  9. gareth says:
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    But wait…….he knew about the Dickey / D’arnaud trade BEFORE the coma, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Yeah, if it was in March…

  10. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    you know damn well that the kiwi kid and i
    have hung onto arenado from the start .
    are you still trying to jinx us ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: I knew the Kiwi did, but I didn’t know anyone else had… Good to have you aboard, O!

  11. Jason says:
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    I picked up Eric young based on what mike wrote. Should I dump him eaton? Or crisp? Need some steaks but other stats would be nice too.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jason: crisp is hot right now, for all sorts of stats.

      • Jason says:
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        @goodfold2: thanks man, but can he get me steaks ? The blunders of autocorrect.

        I could grab crisp but my track record would suggest his current schmotoness would disappear if I grabbed him now.

        Plus I actually think he’s owned in my league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: What Mike wrote when? Crisp…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: he gave him EYJ the green light special in his most recent post.

        dah Crisp is owned anyways. grabbed Eaton and am hoping for the best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  12. goodfold2 says:
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    this might sound odd but is bogosevic a better 4th OF in a 16 teamer if RBI’s are needed more than runs than the likes of hoes (currently on roster)/span/avisail/joyce? he’s hitting for solid amounts of extra base hits/runs/rbi’s since the 20th, with playing time too.

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @goodfold2: that does sound odd

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Told ya my Harvey for Annabelle trade in my H2H would work out!

    Pick up which starter for Redmond, Estrada vs LAA, or Salazar vs ATL today?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @TheNewGuy: estrada and sit on him, unless he sucks again.

  14. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    since i’ve bitched about yahoo’s laziness/stupidity a lot i’ll say that the new player pages added in the last few hours look pretty cool

  15. goodfold2 says:
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    tomorrow only bench one
    hoes/gyorko/eric chavez/aramis (Hitter T has aramis weak till he gets back home, no ratings yet for chavez)

  16. Slim

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    You just can’t leave Doc Gooden alone…

    In a keeper league I’m looking to keep 6 pitchers.
    H2H 16team 6×6(OBP-Holds)
    Bumgarner, Moore, Kenley, Minor, Cingrani
    Harvey, Gray, Salazar, Quintana

    The 1st 5 I’m pretty sure are guaranteed. Has Salazar or Sonny passed Harvey as a better keeper? We can DL 3 but next year is lost. 2015 he will be on an innings limit. So the 1st time he’s gonna help me in the playoffs is 2016. That’s a LONG way away.

    • Slim

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      @Buddah Lovaz: This teams pitching looked really good most of the year. Now I have Moore, Cingrani, Harvey all injured.
      I’m running out Bumgarner, Minor, Gray, Salazar, Quintana, Ross.

      Some interesting players available in such a deep league… Could you rank these guys for me, top 3 or so. Just for this year. Not as keepers. I think I need 2 of em.

      Locke, Maholm, Cashner, Beurle, Ubaldo, Kazmir, Santiago, Vargas, Kluber, Gaudin, W.Peralta, Delgado, Peacock, Eovaldi

      • Slim

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        @Grey: Ouch. Wow. On a positive note, I’m going for the championship this year and now I don’t have to deal with Harvey taking up a roster spot after being shut down. Now I can hide him on the DL till I have to decide my keepers. It’s fair to say his injury could actually help me win it all this year.

        I’m bored, waitin on the podcast…
        I’m tired of watching replays of that time Jackie Bradley had 3 walks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  17. Eddie says:
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    Ross put up a 2.53 FIP last night. He got wanged by a .412 BABIP against. That ain’t regression, baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: You in a FIP league?

  18. ryan says:
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    Grey.. My cougar hates baseball but enjoy reading your recaps. ( giving you evil eye)

    All aboard the DUNN Homer train?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: I have a way with cougars…Don’t know what it is… If you need power, sure… He’s death to everything else though

  19. papasmurf says:
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    Last wk another owner in my keeper league offered me Longoria and Harvey for Goldschmidt. After searching for injury news on those 2 and not finding any, I accepted.

    If my smurf luck had anything to do with what happened to Harvey, my deep apologies. I am actually just trying to help my team.

    Coco Crisp owners can thank me though. I droppd him about 10 days ago to lift the smurf curse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: You have the worst luck, Papa Smurf… Sorry about that… You still have Longo, at least

  20. goodfold2 says:
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    in 11 team roto league i have my entire ROS projected innings mostly set right at the 267 left. I would use latos (not the 2 STL starts),corbin (both LAD starts, but not the @COL), gray (not the @TEX), stras (not the @STL),wood(not @PHI or @WAS), leave most of my holds/saves guys intact (possible add/drop due to one of them sucking like doolittle lately) cook/duensing/paco/veras/rivera/holland/carpenter/burton. About to drop duensing for matusz (recently dropped); and i would still have Campana or Fowler’s roster spot open (till Marte gets back) to use as stream/short day batter to grab someone in case i’d rather get better starts (it seems 15 on the SON is a good indicator about who to stream with this few innings. so
    1.duensing (really good in 11 august innings, bad before) gets dropped for haren (use for every start except last one @ARI)
    2. does 1 of cook/fowler/campana get dropped for matusz? Cook’s stats have been sketchy lately. 1 of the others gets dropped when marte’s back (fowler presumably)
    wanna see what kind of steals rush i can go on with this team now that i have marte/other cargo/boneface/campana (all grabbed in last 3 days)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: 1. Duesing is terrible 2. Cook

  21. Frank White says:
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    Morning brotha… Can you actually chase wins?? Cause when I made my last trade you made a comment ” Unless your chasing wins” when I made that trade giving Porcello and Cole for Gio Gonz and Martin Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: You can chase wins…It’s a bit fruitless

      • Frank White says:
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        But in my league, a pitcher win gets you wins. like I said its 20 points + a point per inning n K.. So when I made that trade giving Porcello n Cole for Gio Gonz and Martin Perez, I did it for wins not really who’s better ya know.. I see Porcello winning and Cole here and there but Gio has been horrible and Perez pitched once for a win which is good but do you still think I made good move concidering I need wins?? Also, I won the buy week so do you think Gio is going to start producing? I don’t know if he’s hiding an injury or just has a run of bad luck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you did fine and Gio will come around…

          • Frank White says:
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            Thanks my new best friend!!! We should meet up at the NJ Turnpike or parkway rest area one day… LOL JK!! That was creepy but funny

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pork Roll and cheese or go for Roy Rogers?

  22. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I’m riding that Arenado train too Grey. Right into the ground if I have to. I’m hoping he’s the MVP during playoffs.

  23. Malicious Phenom says:
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    WOW, I just recently traded Beachy and was shot down in a bid to trade for Harvey last month…This is about the only good luck I have had all season in my next to last place H2H keeper..LOL!!!

  24. ashtray says:
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    Braun, Wright, Heyward, Beachy, Mejia, Harvey… The hits keep coming and I’m desperately holding on to 1st place.

    Time to focus on football or can I actually win the playoffs with a collection of spare parts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Since you only told me players you don’t have, I have no idea what your actual team looks like

  25. Frank White says:
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    Is Jeff Locke worth picking up off waivers?? I don’t know if a good waiver spot is worth losing anything in the last 2 weeks of the playoffs cause I have a buy week next week.

  26. Yunel Cakes says:
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    Hey Grey… you starting either Parker or Sonny vs the Tigers this week?

    • Yunel Cakes says:
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      @Yunel Cakes: nvm, sonny gets TB… Rolling with Parker after shutting down Baltimore at Camden Yards?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Yunel Cakes: I wouldn’t start Parker in Detroit

  27. LastPlace says:
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    What happened to Cuddyer’s HR? Only 1 in the second half?

    Is he a good source of HR for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LastPlace: Players get hot and cold…He can still hit homers…

  28. The Strolg says:
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    Last night on MLB, Mitch Williams, making fun of how slow Sean Casey was, said ‘Case was a triple shy of the career cycle’.

  29. K man says:
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    Grey,

    so I have these startes to go, who gets benched today.. Eovaldi, Niese, Slazar, CJ.Wilson and Yin Chen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @K man: I don’t know their matchups, what does Stream-o-Nator say?

  30. Flipper Anderson says:
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    Is it time to part ways with Leake? Certainly not starting him in Coors…but can I count on him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Flipper Anderson: I wouldn’t start Leake in 12 team mixed leagues and shallower

  31. Blue says:
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    Drop Lance Lynn for Zack Wheeler or Marco Estrada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blue: Estrada

  32. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    10 Team OBP Keeper, would you lose Gardner, Byrd, Jackson and/or Rizzo for Crisp and/or Bonifacio?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Bran:

      are any of them keepers ?
      idk , i do like rizzo’s potential ,
      but , i’d think you’d have to be keeping 8 or more players .

  33. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    What does it mean when a player has no rating, just a blank space, on the Hittertron, a la Konerko for today?

    Asche, Wong or Konerko ROS for infielder spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TysonFrozenChicken: The Hitter-Tron went to an early lunch? You should ask on the HItter-Tron and Rudy will explain it… Asche

    • @TysonFrozenChicken: Was a glitch this morning because Paul Clemens had no projections. Its the relievers who become SPs and the guys changing teams (Wang, Grey Reynolds) that seem to give the most agita.

      All fixed about 30 min ago.

  34. Sniff Test says:
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    Would you play AIDS tennis with Cody Arthur Asche or suck it with BJ Upton? I wanted to drop Upton for Hoes yesterday but I got pimped slapped by another league mate…who said he was in charge. Yikes!

  35. The Waffle Mafia says:
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    Drop Altuve to get my BoneFace on? in a 14 team H2H with only this week and next left in the Regular Season. I love Altuve, but he’s been mediocre for the the 2nd half of the year

    Other hitters are:
    C) R Martin
    1B) Au Shizz
    3B) Arenado (I’m holding out hoping as well)
    SS) Tulo
    OF) Junior Lake, Shin Soo Choo, and Desmond Jennings
    Util) Middlebrooks
    Bench) Rajai Davis

  36. ashtray says:
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    Better infield combo in H2H 7×7 (includes OBP & Ks)

    3B-Arenado
    SS-Prado

    or

    3B-Prado
    SS-Jeter

  37. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    WHOAH! I felt like I was on Fantasy Acid after seeing this.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/9135/

    And not just because it was Erasmo. Way to totally change the player page format just before the playoffs! Great time for confusion!

    What’s your thoughts on Kris Davis ROS? He’s a little dude so I’m skeptical of the power potential. I don’t really need another OF but it’s hard to let go of someone that hot (that felt more than slightly homoerotic yet I have no desire to delete it).

    Thanks man. Amazing stuff as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Ha! Yikes… Davis’s power is for real, I’d hold him for the time being…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Looks like someone is feeling the heat from the awesome Razzball player pages and is trying to spice things up. Silly Y! and their crazy punctuation.

  38. EK says:
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    Gordon or Cespedes ROS for H2H pts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Gordon

  39. OaktownSteve says:
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    Rockies big stack day. @Coors vs Giants minor league scrub. Lots of Rox unowned too. How about one of those 15 run August days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That sounds like a solid call… I’d take Arenado going 4-for-5 with 2 homers…

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hitter-Tron loves them today too. I was shocked to see Dickerson that high though. He’s been ice cold lately.

      The Padres are in Chase Field facing a lefty that was just called up from AA. Denorfia looks like a solid play. Perhaps Guzman too, if you’re looking for a mini-mini stack.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        Nice tip.

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Both look like good stacking opportunities, but I usually only have one spot to play with in the RCLs. It’s between Denorfia and Gomes for me. Could bench Bourn and start both. Or drop one and go with a mini-mini stack.

  40. Oz says:
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    WHY GOD WHY???? 1 week till playoffs and I lose Beachy, Harvey, Joey Bats, Cingrani, and Old man Colon (hopefully he’s comin back thu). I was the heavy favorite from the start of the year and things are unraveling. I blame this Dr. Andrews. People are fine, then they have to visit this “Dr.” More like a Dr. Evil…. DAMN U DR ANDREWS!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: Ha

  41. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Actual Rotoworld.com headline:
    MLB: Colon (groin) on track to return Thursday

    Wonder why they couldn’t find a way to sneak a johnson update into that news bit for ol’ Dirk Diggler?

    So, stick with Leonys or snatch Eaton until Kemp figures out ‘roids work and returns sometime in September?

  42. royce! says:
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    I’m sure you did find this information, but just in case- Fuentes was a top 10 prospect for BOS who came over in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. He was in the Padres top 15 prospects, but had a disappointing 2011 and 2012 due to a high K% and low BB% (and really crappy AVG in 2012). Apparently he figured out how to be more patient, because this year he reduced his Ks, raised his walks, hit well in both AA and AAA, and continued to steal bases. He’s only really worth picking up if he’s hitting, which he isn’t yet, but I’d keep an eye on him.

    In my 14 team h2h would you drop Gee, Nova, or W. Chen to gamble on Taijuan? And you want Yelich, L. Martin, Lake, or Hoes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Yeah, glanced through Reymond’s vitals… He looks like he’s Maybin 2.0…. I like him, but I do think at this point in the year he’s only a ‘while hitting’ guy… I’d hold those SPs for now… I want Hoes! Though, really Lake…

  43. OaktownSteve says:
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    Time to cut ties with Mutley for the stretch run. He’s done thing none lately.

  44. anthony says:
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    @grey: h2h 12 man points league – im trying to optimize my team for playoffs

    cashner
    latos
    gray
    zimmermann
    ryu
    Mcallister
    cole
    Albers
    Santiago
    colon

    drop any of these guys for taijuan walker ???

  45. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts:

    Gee @ WAS, @ ATL, vs WAS, vs MIA, @ PHI, @ CIN
    Perez @ SEA, @ OAK, vs PIT, vs OAK, @ KC, vs HOU
    McAllister @ DET, vs BAL, vs KC, @ CWS, vs HOU, @ MIN
    Niese vs PHI, @ WAS, @ CLE, vs WAS, vs SF, @ PHI vs MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Gee, Perez, Niese

  46. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    Is there a glossary term for your team missing the playoffs by some ridiculously tiny margin then leading the league in scoring for the first round of the playoffs?

    Thanks for another great year of fantasy Sir Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ReleasetheMcKraken: That sucks, homes… Sorry about that… Nah, no term…yet…

  47. Mjh says:
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    Do you trust Salazar against the Braves tonight?
    As far as ROS spot starters, am I better off with Sonny or jumping around to Quintana or Santiago to pick on the Astros? Their numbers seem reasonable enough.
    Donaldson or Asche ROS H2H ops? The former seems to be cooling off, latter heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mjh: No, I don’t… Santiago is fine there, I’d look at SON too… Donaldson…

  48. chillmodious says:
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    I’m a man of my word, Grey…

    *tips cap for suggesting Castro over Joyce for yesterday’s short schedule day*

    I went with Joyce in one league and Castro in two others. The hitter-tron can’t hold a candle to you. (But he can definitely hold a metal tin of WD40 and slather it on himself. Not bad.)

  49. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey, need to replace Harvey two-face now. Can you help me pick 2 starters for a playoff matchup next week:
    Griffin v. HOU
    Milone v. HOU
    Kazmir v. NYM
    Ohlendorf @ MIA
    Or a flier on Taijuan Walker
    Thanks! You really helped me get a first rd bye this season

  50. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey, I had a serious HA! moment reading the Greinke comment! I guess only his owners find that hilarious. Good Schizzz

  51. Denis says:
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    Which Mets pitcher is more valuable ROS: Niese or Wheeler?

  52. ashtray says:
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    I need some extra power due to all the injuries. Pick 2 ROS with some emphasis on plate discipline:

    Ike Davis
    Darin Ruf
    Matt Dominguez
    Brandon Belt
    Robbie Grossman
    Mitch Moreland

  53. Fireball Feliz says:
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    My Roto league counts Shutouts and with Greinke one out away i foolishly tuned into a stream. 30 seconds later he gives up a 2rbi double, I think its a jinx to tune in and watch either A) a pitcher going for a shutout in the last inning or B) a closer coming in to get the save

  54. AdamB says:
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    Time to give up on Nick Franklin? I could replace him with Rendon, Mark Ellis, Donnie Murphy, or Brian Roberts…

  55. ashtray says:
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    Better speed injection ROS: Rajai, Bonifacio, Villar, eric young or dyson

    12 team H2H 7×7 (includes OBP & Ks)

  56. Oppo Taco says:
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    Heartbroken Harvey owner in a 12 team keeper. I was in fifth before the deadline and I decided to move good pieces from my team to aquire high draft picks (we only keep 7 players) but now I’m faced
    With a huge problem with the TJ surgery coming for Harvey. This type of injury will shelf him until the 2015 season but normally the pitcher takes almost a full season adjusting to get back on track (waino last year, beachy this year) so, who should be kept in place of Harvey from the guys listed below? Or should I hang on to him anyways, thanks grey.
    C – Jason Castro
    1b – Goldy (keeper)
    2b – Rendon
    3b – Ryan Zimmerman
    SS – Boegarts
    Of – mccutchen (keeper)
    Of – Justin Upton (keeper)
    Of – leonys Martin
    Util – yonder Alonso
    Util – profar
    Bench – arenado, Asdrubal Cabrera
    Dl – Joey bats, Jason heyward (both keepers)

    SP – bumgarner (keeper), Harvey, samardija, Estrada, wheeler
    RP – Kimbrel, street, holland

    Any advice on to who to keep for my 7th and possibly over Harvey? Thanks

    • fitz says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Bogaerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel is your next best guy… Xander would have the biggest upside… I’d prolly just go Xander for s’s and g’s

  57. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    Just started a 2 week H2H playoff championship matchup. Pick-ups are very limited so who do you like better: Erasmo @HOU (SON 5.7), @KC (SON TBD), vs TB (SON TBD) or Cole vs MIL (SON 12.1), @ MIL (SON TBD)?

    I like Cole against MIL but I’m afraid his 2nd start gets pushed back and he pitches against the Cards or Rangers instead. I like that Erasmo has 3 starts against weak teams but I don’t really trust him.

    Help me, Obi-Grey Kenobi, you’re my only hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  58. LaryA says:
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    Im trying to protect my ratios at all costs. Bench Iwakuma home to TEX tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  59. Wake Up says:
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    I believe it goes a little something like this…”You can’t catch lightning with a beaver trap and you can’t catch bees with vinegar…but every once in a while, it’s a good idea to clean out yer beaver trap with vinegar”…hit it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that the cutting room floor intro to It Takes Two?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: That’s the “Scotch-Irish” yokel version…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With DJ Easy Roche Sham Bo?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Yeah…the one with the video of a mom and her niece-daughter walking by a stream, down the mountain side, holding hands…mom says smells like it might be time for you to clean out yer beaver trap…niece-daughter replies, I’ll shoot you for it…”scissors!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s Orange Juice Jones

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: my bad…I did forget to mention that it was raining…some things are harder to dis Seryn…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, with a black trench coat…

  60. Jon says:
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    Keep 15 league with penalties for anyone kept about 15. I had planned to keep 16 and forfeit my first rd pick (because my team is pretty stacked), but one of those 16 is Harvey. Now I’m thinking maybe I should toss him back and try to re-draft him somewhere after the first round. Of course that’s probably riskier than I want and I figure I’d end up losing him. Never thought I’d be considering not keeping Harvey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, doesn’t make much sense to keep him if he has Tommy John surgery

  61. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Is Ross Ohlendorf on your radar at all? He’s got @MIA and @NYM in my H2H playoff weeks

  62. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Need some guidance here grey. I have cingrani and Cain on the DL. Does Cain get shut down for the year? Also Estrada, gallardo are available. Would you drop gray or cingrani for either/both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea on Cain… Lose Cingrani for

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Estrada

        • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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          Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  63. Brick says:
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    Thoughts on wei-Yin Chen vs Boston tonight?

    Also added Dominguez for his HR yesterday, thanks for the rec.

    Whats the opposite of a bomb voyage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Batty call… I’d start Chen in some leagues, need more info

      • Brick says:
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        @Grey: 16 team h2h points. ER doesn’t really matter but substantial HR penalty, looking to hit my 7 start limit.

        If I don’t start him my options are like: Halladay, Cahill, Roark,

        I feel like Chen would be better than those.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Chen

          • Brick says:
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            @Grey: Word, thanks grey!

  64. BERK says:
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    THIS IS THE PROUDEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  65. Big Magoo says:
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    Quintana is my streamer today. He always seems to coast along for a few innings and then has one bad one. Makes me a little uneasy. But I like the Ks and think he’ll do ok against the Astros.

    Check out his home/road splits if you get a chance. Damn near identical. Impressive consistency but there are no splits to exploit. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing for fantasy.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      I like his stuff. Kid is young. I think there’s still some growth potential there. Good guy to keep an eye on for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, good for deep leagues, not much to exploit for streaming opportunities

  66. steve says:
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    10 team, h2h, 6×6, KEEP 5 Players

    I’m out of contention this year, and looking to add as many players as I can that could be good keepers. I’ve got a number of possibilities including: JoFer ($4), Machado ($2), Segura ($2), Marte ($1), Bogaerts ($1), Yelich ($1), GSpringer ($1), TWalker ($1), Cespedes ($1), Giancarlo ($24), d’Arnaud ($1), Ryu ($1), Profar ($3), AJones ($27), Wheeler ($1), DSalazar ($1), CMart ($1), SGray ($1).

    I know, I know, I know…ridiculous, why not try winning this year? Well, I did, & then had a number of injuries so I went this route.

    My question is not which 5 to keep (that question will come next Spring after seeing your projections…ha!), but rather….

    Should I take a chance and trade MMoore ($17; not a keeper IMO, but a possible draftee in 2014) & SMarte ($1) for Harvey ($9)? I may be able to add Wilin Rosario ($4) to the Harvey side, which seems to make sense to me then.

    BTW, keepers in our league are the average of the ESPN AVERAGE DRAFT value and the value that the player was the prior year. E.g., Harvey would be the average of $9 and whatever the ESPN AVERAGE DRAFT value is in 2014.

    Thoughts? Thanks.

    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, you should try to trade for Harvey now

      • steveA says:
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        @Grey:
        Did you mean to state that I should NOT try to trade for Harvey now? Sorry just confused by the ‘nope’ part of your response.

        Steve

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t trade for Harvey

          • steve says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks

  67. Captain Kangaroo says:
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    Dropped Locke in a H2H Keeper to pick up T Walker.

    Rest of my staff:
    Stras
    Verlander
    Wainwright
    Cain
    Bucholz
    De la Rosa
    Corbin
    Cahill
    Chacin
    Porcello
    B Chen

    We use Yahoo $ Keeper Values but if you pick up a guy off FA and spend no $ doing it, you divide his keeper value by half. We keep 8 total and I’m thinking of keeping Stras, Wainwright and Walker for next season. Verlander and Cain are to expensive and I might be able to buy one of them cheaper next year.

    I’m going to make the playoffs and streaming isn’t a option as we have a cap of 50 moves and I’m at 45. We do get 2 moves a week during the playoffs though. Cain and Bucholz seem iffy to help this season. We count Innings Pitched and Strikeouts. Hope I didn’t cut myself short. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  68. EK says:
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    cespedes or venable for pts leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes

  69. nathan says:
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    would you rather have salazar or sonny gray ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  70. DewyEvans says:
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    Thanks for all the great articles, Grey.

    Please choose the best SS ROS. I am in most need of HR and RBI’s.
    -Aybar, Miller, Lake

    (Was doing just fine with Drew, but with the decreased playing time I’m not sure it’s worth the lost games.)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Miller…

  71. Mariner Mike says:
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    Lost Harvey, would you pick up Nolasco(?) or Colon only choices for upcoming playoffs? Thanks once again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco

  72. Frank White says:
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    Is Jeff Locke worth picking up off waivers?? I don’t know if a good waiver spot is worth losing anything in the last 2 weeks of the playoffs cause I have a buy week next week. I’m just trying to lock my lineup before the playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Locke

  73. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME******

  74. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    Need some pitching suggestions for the week and beyond…

    1. Would you start Lackey tomorrow vs. Bal? (SON has it just north of $8, which isn’t terrible, but it’s still Baltimore)

    2. Are Ivan Nova and Ervin Santana worth hanging onto down the stretch, or should I just stream them if available and move on? Also, between the two, who would you rather own if not factoring in matchups?

    C.

    4. Start Ervin Santana @ Toronto on Friday? (SON gives it a meh $4.1)

    Thanks doode!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @chillmodious: Aw, crap! Posted in the wrong thread. Sorry dude. Lemme do this for you…

      ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR GREY******

  75. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME******

  76. TheNewGuy says:
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    Continue hoping that the Great Dane (De la rosa) might actually get one friggin save, or cut his ass for a bench bat?

  77. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*******

  78. anchovies says:
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    is marte worth hanging on to for my H2H playoffs? still hanging on to garza but im thinkking its time to set him free… i could grab Eaton or Crisp right now, or a pitcher ROS. our playoffs run through the 23rd of September…assuming i’m still involved at that point.
    Kazmir
    Porcello
    Morton (stream this week?)
    ——–
    Joyce
    Span

    thanks a lot

  79. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  80. stynyr says:
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    I get to keep five. Drop Harvey?
    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    c-Pierszinski
    1b-Cuddyer
    2b-Hill
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Reyes
    of-Werth,Jennings, Choo
    util-Byrd
    util-Alex Gordon
    bn-Rizzo
    sp-Kershaw, Harvey, Minor, Bailey, Ryu, Jose Fernandez, Garza,
    rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland
    dl-CarGo, Moore
    n/a-Braun

  81. Kirby says:
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    Would you drop D. Jennings in 14 team mixed for A. Eaton?

  82. Grey

    Grey says:
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    **THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  83. Joel says:
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    Need to drop hellickson and Chen….sitting in 2nd heading towards playoffs. Ros of year need 1 because I snagged Estrada,

    Vogelsong gee cosart erasmo ubaldo Richards or just pick up rosenthal or hunter for ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Rosenthal

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