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Damn, the planets had all lined up for Jacoby Ellsbury to be overrated for 2014 fantasy baseball.  50+ bases and only four times caught (!).  Some power (8 homers) and solid counting stats (89 runs; 52 RBIs).  Seemingly repeatable numbers for 2014.  All he needed to do was get through this season healthy so people would forget how he can’t get through a season healthy.  Then, he goes and injuring himself.  Now when I say to avoid him next year, people are gonna think I actually have a point rather than being the cracked out of his mind guy who invented something this weekend that I will only share with you.  It’s really for our four girl readers, but since guys are likely to buy it for their women, here it is:  a Segway vacuum cleaner.  Think of it as a ride-along Roomba!  Brilliant, I know.  So, as of right now, Ellsbury’s in a walking boot.  That sounds terrific.  Almost as good as Salvador Perez when a loved one is on their death bed.  Ellsbury headed off to the Steadman Clinic for a second opinion — ’bout time he started bringing in some money for Oprah! — and Ellsbury was diagnosed with a compression fracture.  Ellsbury’s not going to be back until the playoffs, in the best case scenario.   I’d absolutely drop him.  In his place has been Jackie Bradley Jr., who can walk multiple times in one game!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Matt Harvey – Will see Dr. Freeze this week.  The Mets say it’s still undecided on whether or not Harvey needs Tommy John surgery.  It will come down to whether Dr. James Andrews wants an extension on his beach house in Costa Rica or if he’s fine with a fifteen-bedroom bungalow.  Dr. Andrews said, “I’d really like to give, Mongoose, our parrot, his own wing.  Hehe.  Get it?”

Wilmer Flores – Could be shut down for the season.  The Mets announcement simply said, “We can’t have anything nice.”

Justin Turner – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  When I was home in New York a few weeks ago, I heard a story about how my next door neighbor went out on a date with Turner.  He rented out a local bar.  It was just him, her and the bartender, and in her words, “After about ten times of him asking me to do shots, and me refusing, I pretended to go to the bathroom and ran out of there.  I was worried for my life.”  Our fantasy football man, Sky, might look at making Justin Turner the Creeper of the Year.

Danny Salazar – 4 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Great stuff, nasty stuff, not able to throw five innings?  Not streamer stuff.

Esmil Rogers – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, 4.46 ERA.  I hit up the Stream-o-Nator, saw it didn’t love Esmil vs. the Twins, so I chose to ignore it.  Point for me.  Stream-o-Nator is a great tool, but the Twins are not only garbage, but they also don’t have Morneau and Mauer, so they’re garbager (Made up Word of the Day!).

Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 14th steal.  Let’s see what I said right before the All-Star break when I told you to sell Reyes because of his ankle injury he was returning from, “Let’s take me out of the equation for a second.  ZiPS has Reyes’s rest of the season projections at 5 more homers and 15 steals.  Steamer has 6 more homers and 17 steals.”  And that’s me quoting me quoting others!  In the 2nd half, Reyes has 5 homers, 6 steals and a .284 average.  It’s a’ight, but completely replaceable and you could’ve sold Reyes for a lot more than that.  Feed me grapes, Ling Ling!  Not Grape Nuts, you stupid monkey!

Samuel Deduno – Could need shoulder surgery.  I wonder if when his surgeon operates, he does like Fred Flintstone when Fred would take out his enemies with, “Deduno, chop, chop, chop.”

Andrew Albers – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  His ERA is under 3.00 at home and he gets the Rays next time out in Hubert H. Homerfree Retrodome.  The Rays are a weird club that looks like the 1927 Yankees some days, and the 1927 Padres on other days.  I’d risk it with Albers in that start if you were desperate.

Alex Presley – 2-for-3 and has hit in every game but one since he arrived in the Land O’ Lakes.  That, over-the-internet friend, is butter.

Bryce Harper – Flew back to D.C. for tests on his hip.  No wonder it’s sore; can’t they get him a plane to fly back in?  This sounds like a situation where Harper is going to be shut down for the season.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins on Saturday.  Mr. Roark will continue to make fantasy owners’ dreams come true in his next start in Metco.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-5 as he hit his 20th homer yesterday and added two homers on Saturday.  It’s almost like some guys aren’t content with letting fantasy owners know better than not drafting them, so they push their overall season stats up when most of the people who own them are out of it, then next March you look at their stats and you’re like, “Oh, what’s-his-face wasn’t that bad.”  There should be a glossary term for these players.  Please suggest in the comments.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .281 on the year.  “Who cares, Grey, I’m eating Cheetos in a van load of dogs while pretending to take them hiking!”  That’s you as you pose as a dog walker.  Ramos’s numbers are in only 61 games.  Yeah, that’s real good.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  His ERA against the Marlins this year is 5.82.  He throws gas vs. them and it just ends up a Strasburp.

Giancarlo Stanton – Sat out yesterday with a sore foot/ankle.  He said he needs a day of rest and massage therapy provided by Grey Albright.  Hey, don’t pfft the messenger.  He said it.

Jacob Turner – 4 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Turner was playing the part of spoiler yesterday.  As in, I streamed him and he spoiled my day.

Doug Fister – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 3.77 ERA as he was easily beat by Bruce Chen (7 IP, 2, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks) with his 2.79 ERA.  Mr. Fister looks like he has broken wings, and Chen has learned to fly again, learn to live so free.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  As I’ve said before, how bad a guy burns me in the past doesn’t play that big of a factor going forward as witnessed by my first sleeper post of the year.  The scary thing is Hosmer has performed.  He was a good draft pick.  Yet, his power is miserable compared to my projections.  Bring back steroids!

Adam Jones – 1-for-3 and his 31st homer.  Hotdamn Jones!

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4 and two homers (28. 29).  A Jay Bruce owner in Indochina flapped his wings and Jay Bruce got hot.  I suggest everyone who owns him flap their wings too to keep him going.  If a co-worker asks you what you’re doing, just tell them you own Jay Bruce.  They’ll understand.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, his fourth homer in the last ten games.  At this point, I want Hanley to stay scorching hot so he’s overrated next year. (Yeah, I partly said that to jinx him.  Was it obvious?)

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  It’s that time again –> Viciedo is a hot schmotato.  He hit a homer on Saturday, and is hitting over .300 in the last week.  I don’t trust him, but carpe diem, veni, vidi, Viciedo, e pluribus unum and everything else the Latinos say.

Andre Rienzo – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the O’s.  Shows you that Left Eye Lopez can burn down his house, but you can’t keep him down.

B.J. Rosenberg – Got the save yesterday because on Saturday Papelbon gave up two runs and he rested on Sunday.  So, yes, a B.J. followed a Papelboner.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.45.  Pretty remarkable turn around by Hamels this year.  His ERA was 4.86 entering June, and his ERA in the 2nd half is 2.38.  Good for you if you traded for him in June.  Pat yourself on the back, because I admittedly was worried that he was hiding an injury.  You can stop patting now; you still dropped Domonic Brown in April.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-3 and two solo homers, hitting .353 since his recall, and I’d definitely take a flyer on him if you need help at your catcher slot.  Halloween costume idea!  Put on a Gattis jersey and stand in a metal garbage can.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Since he returned from injury, he has 34 1/3 IP and 5 ER, which is a 1.31 ERA.  Last time he saw a 1.31 anything, he had a gin and tonic and a tiramisu that he told the waiter to soak with espresso liqueur.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-2.  The Brewers have absolutely nothing to play for except to break the German and Italian Sausage overall tie of 27-27 for the 7th inning stretch race, so why on earth are they benching Scooter?  Let him play every single game for every single at-bat to see if he can take over at 2nd base next year!  Effin’ schmohawks!

Junior Lake – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer and 2nd in his last two starts, but sat out on Saturday.  See 1/12th of an inch above.  Why are you benching Lake?!

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks to lower his ERA to 4.55.  Looking for a guy that could be next year’s Matt Harvey?  Could be Erasmo.  Looking at September Grey being coy!

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-2 and his 20th homer.  You ever want to spell his name Kendries?  Eh, it’s probably just me.

Derek Jeter – The Yankees won’t shut him down.  In related news, who cares?

Hiroki Kuroda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Guess he still had some juice in the Tang, but you got marbles in your melon if you started him here after his last few outings.

Will Middlebrooks – 2-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting near .450 in the last week with four homers in the last five games.  He’s in beast mode with a number sign, as my mom likes to call a hashtag.

Jonny Gomes – 2-for-5, and 5-for-9 on Saturday and Sunday.  He’s a solid matchups play when the Hitter-Tron says so.  Hitter-Tron, “I saw this electrical outlet and sparks were flying…”  Okay, Hitter-Tron.

Josh Rutledge – 2-for-3.  Has been solid since he was recalled, but hasn’t started every day because he obviously slept with Walt Weiss’s wife.  If you were to prorate his stats over a full season, he has 15 homers and 20 steals, and I guarantee you he wouldn’t have hit .230 all year.  Here you thought Colorado was named after the mountains, but I think it’s after the rocks they have in their head.

Peter Bourjos – Headed for wrist surgery.  Fun fact!  His doctor calls his blood, Bour jus.

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, which comes after he was mollywhopped by the Rays.  He gets the Astros next in Houston and it’s not a clear-cut streaming opportunity.  In fact, the Stream-o-Nator liked yesterday’s start vs. the Rangers better than his next vs. the Asstros, and I tend to agree.  In Fact, Part II:  In Fact Lives; Vargas’s ERA vs. the Lastros is 6.55.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer as he bats near .300 in the last week.  Doesn’t he sound like a hot dog restaurant?  Yo, if you’re going to Kole Calhoun’s get me a number three with the works and a pineapple soda!

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Go put away all sharp objects.  Hmm…You know what?  Also put away your stapler.  Okay– Wait, put away that lead pencil too.  Okay, if you had Bruce Chen and Bartolo Colon, you would be doing better than if you had R.A. Dickey and Justin Verlander.  Great, now go outside and pick up your computer you just threw out your window.

Brandon Moss – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Has anyone else ever platooned a clean up hitter all year?  Probably, but this successfully?  To the point where they’re in first place?  And at no point, just said, “Frick it, let’s just leave him in the lineup?”  I got questions, y’all!

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks and pulled after 89 pitches.  I’m sure Bochy had a good reason, but forget trying to locate it in his giant head.

Michael Wacha – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  You looking at this start, “Damn, Grey’s being too conservative telling me to stay away from Wacha!  Grey is Gee-Dee handsome though.  I wonder if he manscapes.”  It’s just a really bad time of the year to be risky, and every rookie pitcher is risky, whether they seem it or not.  With that said (reversal time!), he does get the Mariners next, which is about as cushy a start as you can find north of San Diego.

David Freese – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and homered on Saturday.  That was his 2nd homer in the last four games.  Don’t fully trust him to play every single game, but I still think there’s some power left in his bat.  Grab him if you’re struggling at corner infidel.  Or as the kids say, “if your strugglin’.”

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, after going 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a steal on Friday.  Taking a SAT logic problem to its illogical conclusion, Jay’s going to have a huge Tuesday.

James McDonald – Designated for assignment.  When McDonald heard the news, he said, “E, i, e, i, oh well.”

Charlie Morton – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Cards.  Left yesterday’s start with a left foot injury.  For a second, the Pirates thought Morton was just doing a damn good Daniel Day-Lewis impersonation when he was screaming in anguish, “My left foot!”

  1. Jesus Duda you got an Uggla Bum says:
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    “Evan Gattis – 2-for-3 and two solo homers, hitting .353 since his recall, and I’d definitely take a flyer on him if you need help at your catcher slot. ”

    A white bear in your catcher slot? Sounds like some sort of animal husbandry. Hope the Cougar doesn’t read this.

  2. low walk high k says:
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    Hey grey, my season starts again today. Big week. Should I plug plouffe or asche in for lawrie @3b? Been kind of asleep at the wheel at the end of the dawg days so I better ramp it up. Thx!!

  3. Mateo says:
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    Pineapple soda = Cactus Cooler? (Only the best soda ever)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mateo: Um, yeah!

  4. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I would not say Hosmer was a good draft pick. I held on to him for over 2 and a half months, where he hit 2 HR with 26 RBI.

    Since I released him, he’s outperformed your projections, hitting .326 with 14 HR and 47 RBI (all of which Mauledbypandas counted – you’re welcome) through 72 games (31/105 over 162 games).

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @VinWins: Join the club Vin, I got Hos as part of a trade very early on, he proceeded to be hot garbage so I dropped him and yup…someone else has benefited from him since (it always works like that doesnt it!).

  5. Kevin says:
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    Yahoo won’t allow us to drop Ellsbury at this time. Can’t cut list and like everything that POS company does I’d a day late and a Billion dollars short.

    Headddowngolf

  6. FilthyRich says:
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    H2H Points league playoffs. Thinking of replacing P Alvarez and/or Belt with one of the following. Hitter-Tron $ ratings in ()
    For Alvarez: Frazier (9.2), Asche (-6.8) or keep Alvarez (9.5)
    For Belt: Yelich (-19.3!!!), Moss (14.8), Carter(7.7), Butler (11.6) or keep Belt (7.1)

  7. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hindspite / Retrospit – The act of looking back positively at a players previous year despite being mediocre the majority of the season.
    Binge Cheater / Binge Meager – mediocre players who look a lot better at the end of the year from a hot final stretch.
    Bucket Risk – a risky buy after the player accomplished a lot at the very end
    Slim Pickens – A rodeo clown most of the year but then explodes in the end, ala Dr. Strangelove

    • Wake Up says:
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      @bossmanjunior: haha…I like hindspite!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Some good ones here, I like hindspite too… Will see what else we have…

  8. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    AJ Pierzynski or Gattis? Thanks.

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    Hold Castro or drop for Perez, AJ, Montero, or Ramos?

  10. Joey B. says:
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    I have Belt at 1B, Lowrie at 2B, Longoria at 3B, and my util rotates between Giancarlo and Dyson at the moment. I’m also about to drop Estrada.

    Middlebrooks, Rutledge, and Frazier are all available and I can make two adds. Would you add any of those three guys and who would the drop(s) be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey B.: Belt for Middlebrooks

      • Joey B. says:
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        @Grey:

        But if I only do Belt for Middlebrooks I am left without a 1B *whimper*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then hold

  11. Gbbb says:
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    Hve starling marte and cargo who are both no longer DL eligible and now taking up spots on my bench. Wanna pickup middlebrooks for this semifinal playoff week. Any thought of dropping either of these two. Looks like they might be out for rest if the fantasy season but there is no definite news. Thanks.

    • Gbbb says:
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      @Gbbb:
      Or thought on dropping both of these fools?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gbbb: Drop them both

    • Hoog says:
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      @Gbbb: I have both Marte and Cargo on my roster also, but it’s a keeper league so I’m stuck. I’m in 2nd place heading into h2h playoffs but have those two spots wasted… It sucks!

  12. Bosmosis says:
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    Call the player a “Kardashian” – looks great in the end; sucks balls most of the time, and leaves a general impression that is somehow better than the real thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis: It’s okay, I think we can do better

  13. chunk says:
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    Segura has been craptastic lately. still like him as a keeper over choo or kipnis?

    Points league, these are the 2013 point totals for each player:

    Segura: 244 pts
    Choo: 319 pts
    Kipnis: 286 pts

    Steals are worth 1 while HRs are 4 (and +1 each for the run and RBI), maybe knocking down his value in this league…

    So yea keep one of those three. Thanks!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @chunk: Kip due to position eligability…been almost as good as Choo whos an OF…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. BASH says:
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    Playoff time Grey!

    Who do I roll with this week?

    Cain at LAD tough spot
    Wheeler vs WASH innings limit
    or 2 start Martin Perez OAK, PIT

    SON hates Perez what say you ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BASH: Perez

  15. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    Fat Bottom Stats – they’re big in the end.

    Btw good call on streaming Straily over Salazar this weekend. It won me my playoff matchup.

  16. Jangles says:
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    OK to drop Desmond Jennings at this point? Thanks, and thanks for all the help this year!

  17. In the semifinals, H2H points, need to start 5 out of these 6, who’s the odd man out?

    Kuroda (@BOS)
    Halladay (SD)
    Wacha (SEA)
    Wood (@MIA)
    Santana (@CLE, @DET)
    T. Walker (HOU)

    Santana’s 2-starts sounds good, but those matchups could get ugly. I’m leaning towards benching Kuroda, but should I put my fantasy hopes in the hands of rookies like Wood or Walker who can’t seem to go past 5 innings?

    Thanks!

  18. Rocky says:
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    Grey –

    Playoff crunch-time rolls into week 2 in my 10 NL-Only. My lineup is:

    C – Rosario
    1B – Belt
    2B – Prado
    3B – Headley
    SS – Hanley
    OF – Cuddy
    OF – GoGo
    OF – Eaton
    U – Asche
    Bench – CarGo

    Questions: First, is CarGo droppable at this point? I’m leaning yes and yes, I’m pissed (at myself for not selling high). Second, would you drop any of the above players for Junior Lake, Josh Rutledge, Justin Turner or Donovan Solano (all of whom went for 20+ last week) and, if so, who for whom? Thinking of picking up Lake, dropping Belt, and moving Cuddy to 1B AND/OR dropping Headley, picking up Rut and shifting Hanley to 3B. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rocky: Yes, he’s droppable… I like the moves you propose… Grab Lake and Rut…

  19. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for all the help this year! I need help with my last SP for this 2nd playoff week in my H2H points league. Looking mostly for QS. Here are the options:
    D. Holland vs Oak
    D. Salazar @ CWS
    L. Lynn vs Milw
    R. Porcello @ CWS
    T. Ross @ Phi
    C. Kluber @ CWS

  20. The Strolg says:
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    Are the Red Sox going to have a Mike Napoli Yard Gnome Night?

    Who’s fooled more guys into marrying them than ELIZABETH TAYLOR. You know she’s a bitch, you know her ‘stats’ are inflated, but at the end of the day you can’t help but pull a Richard Burton and say I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Strolg: re: Napoli — Ha! Taylor’s okay, I think we can do better…

  21. Professor X says:
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    I have a bye week this week. I’m down to $3 FA moves for the season. Should I drop Allen Craig or Darin Ruf for Brandon Moss? and Esmil Rogers for Straily?

    Playing with 1 move would be very dangerous.. Should I just hold onto my last moves? Thanks!

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    It’s almost like some guys aren’t content with letting fantasy owners know better than not drafting them, so they push their overall season stats up when most of the people who own them are out of it, then next March you look at their stats and you’re like, “Oh, what’s-his-face wasn’t that bad.”

    Putting on make-up – When a really average looking girl who puts on a stack of make up so when you see her on a night out she looks great. Then you wake up next to her and see her with her completely average au naturale face and cant understand why you went there. Next time you see her out and she’s looking good you have to remind yourself not to go back there as she’ll only make you feel cheated tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @English: That’s not bad at all… Will put it on the list that gets run by Rudy…

  23. TheNewGuy says:
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    SH*T! My first H2H opponent has a very scary strategy. His staff is absoultely loaded and he has 4 1/2 closers. He also has a team full of rabbits, so its clear his strategy is to win all pitching cats and steals.

    Any ideas how to beat this chump? My team is pretty balanced all around (I have 3 closers), do I need to stream starters or even grab cheap speed to try and out run him (Schafer’s available)?

    • Daddy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: two approaches:

      1. Stick with what got you there. Though it sounds like you don’t think this will work

      2. Cherry pick your absolute best-looking start and bench all your other pitcherss. If he is really punting 4 hitting cats, you can take two pitching cats and those 4 hitting cats. This works best if you have an ace going Monday or Tuesday. Otherwise he will probably notice. That might be OK, though as it might get in his head and cause him to alter his strategy midstream.

      Good luck!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Daddy: Thanks Daddy-O, but theres a 15IP minimum in our league, presumably to stop that sorta thing, so I can’t just start one guy else id not even be eligable to win any cats.

        • Daddy says:
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          @TheNewGuy: yeah. I guess just adapt that concept to your league’s rules. Start your two best guys and your RPs (assuming they are good) or something. Whatever will maximize the likelihood that you minimize your ratios.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @TheNewGuy: this completely depends on the matchups…and which starts are available on waivers…if you have good ones I’d start your guys and stream…if you have a couple standouts only…i’d cherry-pick a few like daddy said……also, be careful for rabbits winning the Runs cat…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Just go with your balanced roster, stream later in the week if you’re losing pitching anyway

  24. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League (K=-1, SB=3)

    Big playoff match-up after coming offer the bye. Justin Upton has been ice cold (2-20 the last two weeks with 0.5 points in this format over that time; still lingering hand issues???). Luckily, I didn’t need him…but now I have a tough call.

    Pick 2:

    Justin Upton (3vs SD, 4@MIA)
    Emilio Bonifacio (3@CLE, 3@DET)
    David Freese (3vsMIL, 3vsSEA)
    Angel Pagan (3vsCOL, 4@LAD)

    Normally, I default to “dance with who brung ya”, but sometimes you have to go with the hot hand (or sit the cold one). Do I dare sit Upton?

    Thanks a lot.

    MJC

  25. Chris says:
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    Semi-Final Playoff Rd matchup in H2H Points league
    Can only start one of these:
    Taijuan Walker vs. Hou (Cozart)
    Alex Wood @ Mia (Eovaldi)
    Chris Archer @ Minn (Albers)
    Tough matchup for me. Need as many points as possible. (Typical category scoring with Wins +10, Losses -5, K’s +1, etc.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Archer…These aren’t safe starts

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Tell me about it. SON actually likes the Walker matchup against the ‘stros. What makes you feel differently? It’s just the ‘stros right? I know……famous last words…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause he might only go five innings

  26. Annyong says:
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    Is that turner story true? Hes ike davis roommate, so maybe your neighbor can do us a solid and ask red beard to ask ike if he plans to stand closer to the plate next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Annyong: Hah…Yeah, it’s true…

  27. Jay says:
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    With elllsbury going to be missing time would you add Bradley jr by either dropping Brandon belt, Chris colabelo from twins

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jay: Does your league count BBs?

      • Jake says:
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        @Wake Up:

        Lol no I wish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Nope

  28. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Glossary term for Zimmerman type:

    Norkus: named after the Boston “Bases Loaded” hitter who always looked like he could rip but never seemed to do anything. Also the name just sounds funny and fitting for some reason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Haha… Will put it on the list that gets run by Rudy…

  29. MB says:
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    Do you agree with streamonator to go with Lynn over Iwakuma and AJ Burnett this week?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Nope

    • @MB: Agree with Grey – Lynn seems like toast. Too much risk.

  30. Wake Up says:
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    Fantasy Island…nice! I was thinking more of Howard Roark since he’s liable to blow-up your ratios at any time…

  31. fister pujols says:
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    Head on over to kickstarter to see my ride on vacuum cleaner called the “ElectraRide”. Remember kids, “For $1200 bucks this thing sucks!”

  32. Jon says:
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    Who should I lose to add Petit? He has COL at home and then goes to Metco.

    Eovaldi (ATL, @PHI, PHI), Tillman (NYY, @TOR, @TB, TOR), Capuano (SF, @SD, COL), Porcello (@CHW, SEA, CHW, @MIA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Eovaldi

  33. Jim says:
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    Polished turds – They put a shine on their stats late in the year in what otherwise would be a shitty season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: It’s okay, I think we can do better

  34. Alex says:
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    If I need the roster spot in non keeper, and have suitable replacements, is it okay to drop Marte since I cannot DL him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Sure

  35. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    Son of a drop…

    Domonic Brown (heel) is scheduled to resume baseball-related activities on Tuesday afternoon.

  36. kyle says:
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    Drop Yelich/Eaton for Marte even though who knows when Marte can hit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: Hold

  37. Wake Up says:
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    Drop Everything and Read Arte Moreno,

    (upside down exclamation mark) Que onda buey! Caveat emptor, holmes…

    sus amicus,
    Every single Doyers fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Arte Moreno responds with a 5 trillion dollar contract fro Robinson Cano and a ridealong vacuum.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: so true…and then blames it on the GM and manager…and latin speaking latinos…like Julius Caesar Chavez…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Everyone’s got a bone to pick with General Motors

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: at least we didn’t need to bailout Major Soreness…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or Commander 64

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: You had to bring up Tron’s ex? You know it’s still sensitive about that…..

                Ruf or Swisher?

                Torii or Grandy?

                G Cole ROS (excluding tonight) (vs CHC, vs SD, @CHC) or
                Ervin ROS (@CLE, @DET, vs Tex)
                rosters are frozen during playoffs…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tron is forlorn, indeed… Ruf… Torii… Cole, though I do worry about him being shutdown… There’s no other options? Ervin’s not good there…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: poor Tron the Hornbot…no, not really…I already own Ervin and don’t like him there either…the only reason Cole was just dropped is because they were worried about him getting shutdown too…as am I…it is H2H and everybody rosters 9 to 10 SPs…
                    Peacock @Sea, vs Cin, @Cle?
                    A Wood @Mia, @Wash, vs Mil?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d go Peacock there and pray

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: OK thanks!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: decided on going with Swisher…thanks again

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  38. Brian S says:
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    Okay, I know it is early to think about it but have to throw it out there because well I obsess about it on a daily basis and considering cutting Marte because he is just burning a spot on my bench. I can only keep 2 and can only be kept through 2015

    Brett Lawrie – 19th round
    Wil Myers – 15th round
    Everth Cabrera – 19th round
    Tony Cingrani – 19th round
    Carl Crawford – 10th round
    Starling Marte – 19th round

    Thanks

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      Myers, ECab/Cingrani @Brian S:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian S: Marte is one of your keepers with Myers…

  39. Wake Up says:
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    I always thought she was trying to reheat chili for Chilli cuz Chilli was chilly…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: One of the many theories out there… I heard someone mocked her for having a condom eye patch in the Ain’t Too Proud To Beg video…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Her, “I was just trying to see where you were coming from”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  40. kyle says:
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    Cosart/Walker/Tillman stream today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: No idea of their matchups… Walker

  41. Daddy says:
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    Zimmerman = switch and bait. The last thing you see is the bait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Daddy: I think we have better above…

  42. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-5X5 (W+QS)

    Pick 2:

    I. Nova @BAL (Tillman), @BOS (Buchholz)
    A. Wood @MIA (Eovaldi)
    J. Kelly vsMIL (Thornburg)
    Salazar @CHW (Santiago)

    Really scared of the Nova starts…Salazar’s Ks are nice, but he’s not lasting long as noted above, and QS are needed.

    What say you?

    Thanks.

    MJC

  43. Jose says:
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    Cingrani, Lackey, Wacha, Kluber…rank them for his week, pretty please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Kluber, Cingrani, Wacha

  44. L-Boogie says:
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    Which Indians pitcher to start this week vs CHW, Kluber or Salazar? Need my best chance for a win so I need a pitcher to last more than 4 innings.

    Thanks dude.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @L-Boogie: sounds like you know the answer then…

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Wake Up: Not really. Kluber only threw 64 pitches (5 inn) last outing to Salazar’s 80 pitches (4 inn).

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @L-Boogie: Sounds like you still just answered your question. Considering Salazar went 4 in two out of his last 3 outings…

        • Wake Up says:
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          @L-Boogie: true…Kluber is coming back from DL and ramping up…Salazar is ramping down…so Kluber

  45. sal says:
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    @Grey – H2H Points playoffs. Need your opinion – Please pick two from the below:

    Carlos Torres: WAS, MIA
    Mark Buehrle: LAA, BAL
    Randall Delgado: @LAD, COL

    I already have Ervin Santana penciled in (@ CLE, @ DET). Is he riskier than the above?

    I was thinking about rolling with Santana and Torres…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sal: Not Buehrle… Ervin’s matchups are terrible too… None of these are decent except Torres

      • sal says:
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        @Grey: Other options are:

        Porcello: @ CHW
        Samardzija: @ CIN
        Matt Moore: @ MIN
        Travis Wood: @ CIN, @ PIT
        Vogelsong: COL, @LAD

        • sal says:
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          @sal: And Wacha vs SEA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @sal: Moore, Wacha

  46. Chico Esquela says:
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    Which two SPs for this week:
    Cobb vs BOS
    Nova at Bal, at Bos
    Peavy at TB
    A Sanchez at chw
    Santana at Cle, at Det

    I like the 2-starters Nova and Santana, but Nova bad matchups. Santana has 1 good one bad, so probably will start him. .

  47. Zoltan says:
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    Hey Grey, which start for tomorrow do you like better? Gee vs nats or porcello at chi white sox? Also, do you think it’s ok to drop cargo? He’s clogging up much needed space!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zoltan: Gee… Yes, drop CarGo

  48. So close I can taste it - Marv says:
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    Hey grey, H2H 10-team keeper (keep 12) stats: hitters= 9, pitching= 8
    After a bye week where my guys were on fire, I’m looking to solidify my win and my team. In my league, the 3rd and 4rth place team were eliminated, and the 5th and 6th players are finally catching fire. So I’ve got Kluber on my DL and either need to drop him or drop a guy to bring him on my roster.

    My low end pitchers are Kluber, Lackey, A. Wood, J. Niese
    I also had talked to you about rolling with Kimbrel and Chapman – and drop M.Rivera.

    Everyone is recommending to pick up Gee this week, what are your thoughts?
    Avail on the wire: Gee, Estrada, Petit, Straily, Chen, Perez, Ross, Salazar

      • So close I can taste it - Marv says:
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        So drop niese and Wood – take Kluber off the DL and pick up Gee. Or are you saying I should drop Kluber, Wood and Niese and pick up Gee and Petit ?

          • So close I can taste it - Marv says:
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            Ok,
            As I have Kluber on the DL(and he is not) I would have to drop someone just to move him into my lineup (or to pick anybody up for that fact – he has to go somewhere). Also, Fransisco Liriano was just dropped, I wont get his tuesday start (waivers) but could get him for next week. So maybe drop Wood and Niese, move Kluber to the BN, pick up gee. Then put a waiver for Liriano and drop Kluber, if it goes throught?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  49. shibboleth says:
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    Good morning (I think)! I have a keeper conundrum.

    We keep 5 for up to 2 years. If kept for 2nd year, the round gets halved. I’m keeping Corbin/Cingrani (in rounds 20 and 15 depending on which has best long term upside), Segura (17), and Anibal (16).

    pick 1: Alavarez (10), Moss (18), Gardner (13), Kluber (14).

    Cheerio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth: You too (maybe no longer)! Pedro

  50. Steve Stevenson says:
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    OPS league, pick 2 for this week in CI/DH spots: Colabello, Fatt Adams, Frazier, Presley.

  51. Nepalese boxscorer #2 says:
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    Thanks for another great round up, Grey. Loved the Mr. Mr. reference.

    While watching game summaries Friday night I heard Dallas Keuchal’s name pronounced, and it sounded just like “kikel”. Is this like some kind of anti-Semitic version of Zimmermania?

  52. nathan says:
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    do you like swisher or matt adams more to take over allen craig’s postion?

  53. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Need some help to seal the title deal these final weeks, Oh Mustachioed Buddha.

    So, I’ve got Ellsbury headed for DL, Wright/Kemp/Kendrick already there, and Harper possibly being shut down. With Kendrick being the only guy of the group possibly coming back this weekend (Scooter’s filling in), what do I do with the rest to stay in the batting roto categories’ good graces? Wright’s in the one DL slot (A-Rod’s filling in) and the others are taking up bench spots with the wishy washy news for them keeping them on my team so far.

    Best guys from your recent buy columns and 30 day stat analysis in my league available are as follows:
    Yelich, Pagan, Avisail Garcia, Dyson, Eric Young, Chris Carter, Rajai Davis, Junior Lake, and Michael Morse

    I smell my first championship if I can make the right final moves so thanks again for all the advice you guys have given this year to get me there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): Is this a keeper? Otherwise, drop those guys… Yelich, Rajai, Lake, Morse… These depend on needs

  54. Maestro says:
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    Championship Week
    H2H AL Points-Based League

    Hitting Counting Stats: Avg, TB, RBI, R, SB, B

    Pick one:
    McClouth-7 games; 4 against lefties, 3 righties
    Ichiro Suzuki – 7 games; 5 righties, 2 lefties
    Chris Carter – 6 games; 4 righties, 2 lefties

    I’m leaning McClouth but concerned that he either won’t play or will be ineffective 4/7 games.

    Thanks much…

      • Maestro says:
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        Thanks.@Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Steve Stevenson says:
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    ROS holds: Doolittle, Paco Rodriguez, Cook, Tazawa or Santos?

  56. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    Alas, my season is done. I can keep five in a 10 team 6×6 (HLDS, OBP) H2H league with one UTIL slot. What’s your initial advice on which two I should drop:

    Chris Davis
    Edwin Encarnacion
    Manny Machado
    Adam Jones
    Jean Segura
    Allen Craig
    Matt Harvey (given the 5% chance he is not going under the knife)

    Thanks for another great season. Time to hibernate until spring.

    P.S. Zimmerman Madoff’d my team- He promised me something he couldn’t deliver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: No problem… Harvey, Craig… I think we have better for Zimmerman…

  57. Herschel says:
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    @ Grey: weekly roto where I need ks, whip and era (in that order) need to start two of the following, who do you like?

    Gray @ min
    Parker @ min, @ tex
    Kazmir vs kc
    Kluber @ cws
    Shields @ kc
    Torres vs was, vs Mia

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: Gray, Shields though not sure of Shields’s matchup, guessing Cleveland

  58. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    I traded Goldy for Hamels and Rizzo in June because my starters we crizzap. My leaguemates laughed at me then, now I laugh at them after moving up the standings and making the playoffs in the last week of the regular season. Sure, I cried in the fetal position for a fortnight because I gave away Goldy. And Rizzo hasn’t really done much to help out my offense, but that Hamels saved my season.

  59. matt says:
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    dunn or duda points league this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @matt: Neither? Dunn

  60. Adam says:
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    @everyone;

    Weekly 5×5 roto league…..need wins badly to hold on to 1st, while also hopefully preserving my WHIP.

    Pick my last 2 SPs to start for this week:

    Verlander (1 GS) vs KC
    Parker (2 GS) @ MIN, @ TEX
    Tillman (2 GS) vs NYY, @ TOR
    Gray (1 GS) @ MIN

    I’m really torn here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Gray, Verlander

  61. Flipper Anderson says:
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    Who do you like better for power and ops out of a util spot (12 team, 3 of, 2util) ROS: ruf, gattis, colabello, lind?

  62. kyle says:
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    League counts SVHDs:

    Drop one: Perkins/Perlata/Grilli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kyle: Peralta

  63. fausto says:
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    bye this week so i have 5 moves to play with…looking ahead for some 2-start pitchers for the week starting sept. 16th.

    I don’t know any reliable sites that project that far ahead esp this time of year but cbs has porcello vs SEA and kazmir@KC those look like the best options to me or last ditch would be Peralta vs Cubs.. opinions? Assuming i keep CJ Wilson ill have Wilson@Gray going that day as well….of course during my bye week i have 2 starts from Price, Liriano, Scherzer, Santana, Sale.. im hoping price/liriano/scherzer somehow get an extra day of rest and go Sept. 16th.

    here’s my rotation as of now.
    Price, Scherzer, Liriano, Sale, A. Sanchez, Wilson, E. Santana, Gray, Torres, Lohse, just dropped J Fernandez for Tyson Ross(Pending waivers). Also are you buying into Roark? How would you play it? Torres, Lohse, Santana are expendable at this point. As always you’re the shit, and now im officially a razzball addict. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: I’m buying into Roark for a streamer, sure… I’d take Kazmir of those 3… I’d lose Ervin and Torres for Roark and Kazmir

  64. Reno 911 says:
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    Playoff game this week. Shields@CLE or Sonny Gray@MIN? Opposing forces in the latter: Rookie SP, but @MIN, whose lineup is “garbage,” and that’s me quoting you!

    Also, I saw E5 left with “a wrist issue.” I’m sensitive to that as I had Joey Bats and his f-ing “wrist issue” last year… I own Lind too. Is E5′s issue enough that I should start Lind? I just can’t afford to have an inactive player at 1B. Six home games for the Jays, which is nice.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, they’re now garbager… I’d go Gray… I’d go Edwin unless we hear something new about his wrist before the start of games tonight…

      • Reno 911 says:
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        Thanks. I’ll watch for E5 news. CBS kind of sucks at getting that kind of stuff out there until it’s too late.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just ask me again around 6 PM EST

          • Reno 911 says:
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            Thanks. Will do. One more question: Assuming E5′s a go, and I don’t need Lind at 1B, who do you prefer as a DH?

            A-Rod w/ 7 roadies, Jon Jay w/ six homies or Lind w/ six homies?

            If E5 doesn’t go, which two of the above?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A-Rod, Jay

              • Reno 911 says:
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                Just read F-Her isn’t starting. At least it was announced before games! Will Iwakuma be moved up to start vHOU? Sure like that more than @STL…

                • Reno 911 says:
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                  Never mind. Thought there was an off-day in there. Let me change the question. Shields@CLE or Niese vWAS. I’m thinking Shields, but let me know your thoughts.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Shields

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Doubtful he’s moved, but haven’t heard yet

                  • Reno 911 says:
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                    Thanks, and quick, any word on E5? I’ve found nothing either way, other than he was out yesterday w/ a tweaked wrist.
                    Thanks!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nope, haven’t heard a thing, sorry…

                    • Reno 911 says:
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                      Thanks for checking. Gonna roll the dice w/ him.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  65. John says:
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    Hello

    I cant decide between iwakuma or aj burnett this week. So please decide for me.

    Thank you

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @John: Burnett’s @ Texas, so not him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  66. matt says:
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    i had asked duda or dunn….it is for a utility spot…also available (after heyward and harper the past few weeks)
    parra, lind, ichiro, laroche, bj upton, morse, colabello, moreland, brad miller, doumit, shuck, smoak(i believe in an nl park this week) logan morrison, presley(of from twins), gattis, calhoun, headley

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @matt: Are wells, lake, gomes, infante, span, jay, sierra, nunez, iglesias or altuve available. There.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Morse

  67. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Are wells, lake, gomes, infante, span, jay, sierra, nunez, iglesias or altuve available?

  68. Ray says:
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    Drop Russel Martin for Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  69. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    So while Desmond Jennings sucks again this year, he was just dropped….Would you take a flier on him getting hot over Byrd, Gardner or Fat Adams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Adams if I needed steals, otherwise I’d hold

  70. goodfold2 says:
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    got third place even though team got only 2 steals (with hamilton benched for 3 of his 4) while got caught stealing at least 5 times (choo/goldy/miller). I wanted to play the lowest team, instead the team that had been in third last month or so got beat so bad he fell to 6th where he’s playing me. I did lock up around half of my buy in back getting third.
    Opp’s roster is this
    pierzynski/castro
    adams/frazier (he beat me to him last night early, as i was out of pickups)
    seager
    dominguez
    hamram
    hunter
    pence
    moss
    alvarez
    gennett
    other chris davis
    As we can see this guy has a very good offense and has beaten me to many players (frazier, other chris davis,castro (while i was waiting for either avila or ruiz),dominguez (while I was trusting aramis))
    It very much appears i’ll need big weeks out of aramis/goldy/choo/mccutchen/ruiz/at least one of aybar/miller/rutledge, one of upton/yelich
    This team is a bit better than the other team I could’ve played here, sick thing is if this team i’m playing didn’t go 1-11-1 last week and get himself into a tie for 6th (he lost tiebreaker) i’d be playing a worse team.
    1. Good news is he only has 11 starts, with some bad ones(including liriano @TEX, Iwakuma @STL,Oberholtzer vs LAA, could hope CLE tears up Shields, Miller just looks bad in good matchups); I have 17. Some of mine are obv benches, others aren’t, which are worst 5.
    Cole @TEX
    Porcello@WSOX
    Torres vs WAS
    Torres vs MIA
    Morton (if healthy, if not he’s one of the 5) vs CUBS
    Perez vs PIT
    Peavy @TB
    Kluber @WSOX
    Looking at this I’m thinking the only benches are Porcello and Cole (maybe injured Morton).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, Porcello, Morton, Perez, Torres vs. WAS

  71. goodfold2 says:
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    11 team roto where I have 10 RP per day to get holds (or they are rivera/holland) along with gray/latos/stras and a stream spot and need to average 7.17 innings a day to meet my innings. Do i use one of these today or grab a RP for just today. SON doesn’t really like these
    Santana @CLE (probably not)
    Chacin @SF
    Jimenez vs KC
    Torres vs WAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming Chacin and Torres, Ubaldo is decent too

  72. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey: need an OF H2H pts league ros: Ruf, Gattis, Bogusevich, or Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruf

  73. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Boring “which catcher” question alert: A.J. or Castro? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

  74. booya says:
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    Whos the better pickup for 2 starts this week?

    Vogelsong vs COL & at LAD
    or
    Dempster @TB & vs NYY

    Thanks

    • booya says:
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      @booya:
      Also add McAlister vs KC & at CHIsox
      and pick 2 please

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Vogel and McAllister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Dempster’s not 2-start starter either… Vogelsong

  75. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Adam LaRoche stole his 6th base in 3 years to beat my team in the playoffs by 1 category, and I’m reminded just how much h2h fantasy baseball is left to chance. After sleeping on it for 12 hours I can do nothing but shake my head. Same guy who beat me last year in the 3rd/6th place match-up.

    Thanks for another year Grey. Learned a lot (again) from ya. Cheers.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Whiskey Diet: i lost steals by 1 on the same laroche steal, but i can blame both myself (only playing hamilton sat and sun, not for the first 3 steals), and choo/goldy/miller/mccutchen getting caught like 5 times last week. Thank god my playoffs are just starting.

      • Whiskey Diet says:
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        @goodfold2: Haha me too man. Picked up Hamilton last Sunday, dropped him on Tuesday I think, right before he swiped 3 or 4. There’s 4-5 moves I didn’t make last week that could have changed the outcome. The LaRoche steal is just convenient for me to blame it on, when in reality it was my own doing. Oh well, I got better this year – and still have a 1st place ROTO team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry it didn’t work out…

      • Whiskey Diet says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I hate to post my bad beats (of the millions of fantasy teams out there, who wants to hear about MY team?) but 482 games with 5 SB’s before yesterday…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s shizzy luck…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: remember the 2 days where alonso stole 3 out of like his yearly total of 6 on the year. I do. He also had I think 8 his whole career until those 2 days.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  76. Juice_0321 says:
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    Leonys or JHam ROS? First seed playoffs start today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys, depends on needs

  77. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    even after his 1 homer yesterday i’m guessing it’s still smart to drop gyorko for asche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m guessing if morton is hurt, jeannie gomez gets the job? He’s not terrible if I absolutely needed the start next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      he’s terrible

  79. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    In the championship round of my H2H keeper league and am currently using a bench slot on Starling Marte who is apparently resigned to pinch-running and as a late inning defensive replacement until his finger improves. Marte is probably not a keeper on my team (e.g., need to pick four hitters out of Cano, McCutchen, Fielder, Puig and Hanley), but could have trade value come the offseason. Should I hold onto him, or, give him away to another team and clear a space for streaming? Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold him

  80. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Looking to fill 1 SP slot, maybe 2 depending on rotation shuffling–W, L and QS count, and categories are generally skewed toward maximizing starts. Please rank M. Perez (v PIT-Liriano, v OAK-Parker), Parker (@ MIN-Hendriks, @ TEX-Perez) and a 1-start Bailey (@ MIL-Hellweg)? SON doesn’t like Perez and Parker, but both have been excellent lately, sling tons of quality starts, and Parker has proven he can handle the @ TEX matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, Parker…

  81. Big AL says:
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    When we fish for bass out here we want to catch Big Fatties. Just like pre-season when we’re picking our players you want Big Fatties like Miggy. Big Fatties have lot’s of stats and stay nice and healthy. Then there are the little fish that jump and splash and put on quite a show ,but when you pull them out of the water there little and disappointing. These we call” Gutter Weasels”. That’s what Zimmerman is. Not quite sure what a “Gutter Weasel”l is, but no-one likes or wants one.
    One other term for Zimmerman.” Ankle biter “just one of those annoying players we keep on our team for way to long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sparky Anklebiter is already a term…Think we have better than gutter weasel….

  82. ashtray says:
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    Should I drop any of my hitters to add Eaton, Yelich or Eric Young ?

    12 Team H2H 7×7 (incl OBP and KS) 1st round of playoffs

    C-Ramos
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Hill
    3-Middlebrooks
    S-Prado (dealing with sickness)
    O-Choo
    O-Stanton (dealing with ankle injury)
    O-Cespedes
    U-Belt
    U-Adams
    B-Bonifacio
    B-Craig (dealing with injury)
    DL-Heyward
    DL-Wright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig and Young

  83. bossmanjunior says:
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    Sow’s Ear – from the idiom, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

    Big Booty Joe’s – undesirerable players with a big rear end

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you gave us better above…

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Just trying to make my papa proud! *weeps*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  84. nathan says:
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    do you rutledge or lake more this week…. rutledge plays at san fran & arizona with an off day on thurs…lake plays at cin & pit no off days.
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  85. OaktownSteve says:
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    this surprised me….Carlos Quentin went to Stanford. Wouldn’t have figure that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Speaking of which (not really), a friend of mine directed Jose Canseco in something recently and he’s way more articulate than I thought he would be…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Jose has always been a good interview. He looks like such a lug it’s hard to get past.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seems like a muscle bound doofus, but doesn’t come off like that (with what I saw at least)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I almost feel like he hired someone to write those because they sound nothing like him from anywhere…

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Grey:

                maybe , but you’d think that with his kind of money ,
                he’d hire someone who knows how to spell .

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I think that’s part of the gimmick

  86. EpicNealTime13 says:
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    In the championship this week, have Price and Scherzer but need a third starter. Nolasco vs ARI&SF or Tillman vs NYY&TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco

  87. fausto says:
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    would you drop either Arod or Dozier for Yelich? I have Middlebrooks/Trumbo/Bonifacio i can slide in at 3rd/CI and Andrus/Phillips/Bonifacio i could slide in at 2nd/SS/MI and put Yelich in the Util spot. Still trying to find a way to fit Nava in as a bench player too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  88. anthony says:
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    @grey h2h playoffs 12 man

    pitch gio @ nym ?
    pitch taijuan vs hou ?
    pitch Travis wood @ cin ?

    stream Ervin @ cle ?
    stream cosart @ sea ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Wood, Ervin or Cosart

      • anthony says:
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        @Grey: you wouldn’t start Ervin wood or cosart ? right ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  89. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I need power with a decent avg rest of the way. Im looking at Colabello, C.Carter, K.Davis and Swisher. Who would you pick? Is there anybody that i missed but worth a stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These guys aren’t good for average… Swisher

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Grey: how about your favorite player of all times frazier? Hes available :]

  90. Mikey says:
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    Would you drop Carlos Ruiz for Evan Gattis? I’m only going with one catcher.

    Drop Khris Davis add Middlebrooks? Davis is just riding the Pine.

    Start Middlebrooks over Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Gattis, Middlebrooks and over Eaton, yeah

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: screw bapoli and his obnoxious beard! I hope he breaks a leg. .. Now he can hit the ball. .sheesh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  91. Tom James says:
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    Asche for MIggy for the week? (Knocked into the consolation round by half a point by Soriano’s save.) How’s MIggy look, asked my partner? Like Babe Ruth in his last at bat, says I.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Miggy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean, I’d go Miggy

  92. Homer says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    I somehow made it to my championship game. Don’t know how because it looked real grim. I owned a 10-14 mark (doubleheaders) mid-season in an 18-team league and I ranked near the bottom. Then something happened: *BS Alert* I started reading Razzball everyday and got wiser. I went on a 14-4 run, earned a playoff berth and found a way into the title game.

    So here we are. Need your help once more before I go full-blown football on your site.

    If you would be so kind, good sir. Two-parter:

    1. Agree or disagree: Out of these pitchers (Vogelsong COL, @LAD and Cole @TEX, CHI) Cole should be trusted more. Reason being is his stuff is better and on a better team. But he is a rookie going into Texas. Would you start both over Grey (@MIN)? I find it such a tough call.
    (We get 10 points per win, 1 per IP, 1 per K. A loss is minus 5.)

    2. Which outfielder to go with: Austin Jackson or Evan Gattis. I lean toward Gattis for the matchups and because Jax faces four lefties. Problem is he’s been red-hot lately. What do you think?

    Thanks brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… 1. Agree 2. Jackson

      • Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. And Gattis over Swisher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  93. OaktownSteve says:
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    Zimmerman types are Padded Bras. They can fool you and you’re pissed when you find out. And underneath it all they’re little boobs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice… I’ll put it on the list that goes to Rudy… The list is life…

    • Prezi says:
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      @OaktownSteve: comedy… If this wins, those exact words should be there to describe it..

    • @OaktownSteve: Not likin’ this post or the definition. lol. Pissed?? Really??

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @mollyleekba:

        sorry Molly! Anything goes in the name of comedy. The views of the author are not necessarily reflected in the comment.

      • Prezi says:
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        Crap, we upset Molly!

  94. Prezi says:
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    I streamed cosart! Prayer octahexatriangle by myself….

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Prezi:

      I streamed Ubaldo.

      • Prezi says:
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        @OaktownSteve: he wasnt available in this league.. wasnt much out there for two start pitchers this week. Thought about mcalkaseltzer but grey said i was crazy.

    • Prezi says:
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      P.S. love the title…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That was all Rudy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re gonna need it! (Maybe not) (Probably)

      • Prezi says:
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        @Grey: (most likely)… (Definitely)

        You still going adams over belt? I never made the move last weekcuz adams was sitting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, Belt’s been fine, no reason to make the move at this point

          • Prezi says:
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            @Grey: my thoughts exactly. But i do think adams can get hotter than his moobs while hes bbqin shirtless at any time..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I beat he always keeps a spatula in his jorts’ back pocket

              • Prezi says:
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                Prolly the life of the party! The extra burgers he just throws on his belly to cook…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  What sound does Matt Adams make? Yumyumyumyumyumyum…

                  • Prezi says:
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                    @Grey: HA!! Nomnomnomnomnomnom!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bellybellybellybellybellybellybellybellymoob!

                    • Prezi says:
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                      11,629,921 views on mine..

                      Meanwhile, “Fox calls” is now pushing 2 million.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What does Fox say? Republicanrusho’rileyrupertsays…

                    • Prezi says:
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                      Haha! Nice…

  95. The Thumb says:
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    Jay or Adams for Util? Need average and RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jay

  96. Juan Lucky Pierre says:
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    Help me Grey, you’re my only hope.

    Weekly h2h format in the playoffs.

    Lost starts from F-Her, Masterson and Ryu, but still pulled out the W. Any idea if those guys will actually start this week?

    Also lost Harper, Fowler for most of the week, now Stanton and Eddie Encarnation might be out too? Best options are E-Why Jr. and Nava are 3 games of Eddie Encarnation better than 6 from E-Why?

    Segura has been horrible in 2nd half, but recently showing signs of life – Rutledge is available though… what say, ye?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Her isn’t starting, Masterson is droppable… Ryu will prolly start… Segura over Rutledge… Not sure what you’re asking with Edwin…

      • Juan Lucky Pierre says:
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        @Grey:

        EE has a wrist issue. Should I bench him? They say it isnt serious but also said the same about Joey Bats.

        Thanks on F-Her.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d play Edwin as of right now, but listen for news before the first pitch tonight…

  97. SteveV says:
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    Please list best weekly options in order.
    Gee vs Wash (Zimmerman)
    Petit vs Colorado (Nicasio)
    Kluber @CHIW (Danks)
    Salazaar @CHW (Santiago)
    Torres vs Mia (Alvarez)
    Redmond vs Balt (Tillman)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you check the Stream-o-Nator? Gee, Petit, Kluber, Torres

      • SteveV says:
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        Thanks I will check it out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. L-Boogie says:
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    Cingrani vs Cubs
    Kluber @ CHW
    Gray @ Minn

    Start Liriano (@Tex and vs Cubs) over any of these guys in a 5×5 weekly league?

    Thanks dude.

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: Obviously SON hates Liriano’s first start but loves his 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  99. OaktownSteve says:
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    Dropping Cargo, Harper and Craig to start the last month was painful. Two of those guys of course you could say the injury was overdue but my team is duck tape, bailing wire, chewing gum, string, dryer lint, silly putty and shoo goo. I should change the name to MacGyver’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You still got Reyes! (For now.) Do you? How’s your RCL team doing anyway? You in first?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I never drafted Reyes, after all that preseason chat. I’m in 1st in RCL but it’s going to be really tight. Guy in my league having a pretty magical year. Chris Davis, Scherzer, Torii, AJ Burnett, down the line. He’s got a sub 3 ERA, low 1.0something WHiP. Already has 102 wins with 23 starts left. I’m basically being killed by batting average. My team looks a little like Rudy’s at the moment. I have a 50/50 shot and I think I can sneak in the top 20 overall, maybe without winning the league.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wow, real hodgepodge… You had the good fortune of having a first baseman and outfielder, but crimey what a mess on offense… Really nice ratios on pitching for having no staff…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Thought you had grabbed Jose… I bet the other guy is pissed it’s even this close considering the magical year he’s having… I know I would be…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I’ve managed the hell out of this team. Streaming pitching in the RCL is essential. If you draft/carry no more than 2 starters and load up on good relievers you’re going to be competitive to near the top in all 5 categories every year. Your view of my staff is slightly skewed by not seeing Harvey on there who is really the one guy who contributed all year. I also had Gio but he was really no better than replacement.

            And after all that, if I can hit north of .265 for the ROS I can still likely win this thing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah, didn’t see Harvey, that makes a big difference… Kinda crazy if you consider Gio a replacement guy, and with your ratios, you’re right… I think streaming pitchers is one approach, don’t know if it’s essential… If you had Colon, Harvey, Greinke and Sale all year (not hard to draft) and relievers, you’d be in a similar spot…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Yes but streaming takes the guess work out, which is why it’s essential. Because you might hit the jackpot on mid-tier starters, but mostly you’re going to get a mixed bag. But there will be plenty of relievers with ERA under 3 and WHiP near 1 with 9+ k/9. You can bank that every year in RCL. Yeah it’s not essential I guess, I would say it is optimal (in the game theory) sense.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that is true… I was talking to Rudy about this the other day, and neither of can imagine drafting as many middle relievers as you should carry… The Paco Rodriguez and Joe Smith’s of the world don’t become obvious usually until mid-April/May… So do you just draft starters or MRs you know you’re going to drop? I say may as well gambel on SPs since there’s always MRs

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    I’ve been thinking about this too. I think you do want to draft or be actively using roster spots on MRs in the beginning of the year because there can be early fluidity in the closer role that you want to take advantage of. I think next year I may try to stream all 180. I go back and forth. I’ve had luck with having an ace and a 2 as a configuration, but in the off season I am going to see if I might be better off shooting for 2nd or 3rd in the pitching categories rather than trying to win them all and suffering through early season DNPs on offense. It think I’m running like 20 counters behind in some categories just because I didn’t have bench depth.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hear ya, it’s just so hard to say in March with MRs… If we’re gonna be honest, Jim Henderson, Uehara and Mujica weren’t guys you would look at for ratios… Maybe Hendo for saves b/c Axford was weak sauce last year too… You would’ve grabbed Venters maybe, Broxton and Santos… They did nothing… I think assessing early on hot MRs is very difficult and fairly fluky year to year, it’s why I barely rank MRs in Feb.

  100. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Thanks, Felix, now I’m stuck with Gee to push down the stretch. Asshole. Couldn’t get shut down before shitting on my ratios for a couple weeks, either, could you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, Gee’s been more than fine

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: Big drop off in K/9 though, and the guy crawling up my ass has Darvish

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  101. Prezi says:
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    Shituational Saves:

    Shawn Kelley- old man rivera pitched two innings while logan and robertson are dinged up. Kelley could be in for a chance.

    J.J. Hoover- Chapman pitched in 5 of last 6… But, it is dusty.

    Greg Holland- been worked lately (2 straight, 3 of 4, 6 of 8). May get rested today. Kevin herrera and Hochevar likely closers for monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great stuff, Prezi! Now I have to decide if I want batty calls or these guys…

  102. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    just lost Felix for my H2H playoffs. Sigh.

    Please pick a replacement:

    S. Feldman vsNYY (Pettitte)
    Peralta @STL (S. Miller)
    Y. Petit vsCOL (Nicasio)
    Peacock @SEA (Maurer)
    Vogelsong vsCOL (DeLaRosa), @LAD (Capuano)
    E. Rogers vsBAL (Norris)

    I think I’m going to be sick…

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Commish Cauda: SON loves Petit, and I kind of do, too. Rockies on the road + Petit at home in SF… could be magic

      • Prezi says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop: seems like every mediocre pitcher who throws or almost throws a no no is terrible for a while after that start. Even good pitchers tend to do it.. that being said, im thinking of streaming him. But it wont be with confidence if i do..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Petit

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks.

        I can’t believe this is happening. I go 18-3, storm through the regular season, only to lose Harvey, Heyward and now Felix in the last few weeks. Not to mention Justin Upton forgot how to hit a baseball. Sigh.

        I still don’t know if I’m going to sit Upton this week as you recommended above, but if Petit comes through, a Daiquiri for you!!!

        MJC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

          • Commish Cauda says:
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            @Grey:

            Quick follow-up…

            16-team, H2H-Points League w/K=-1 and SB=3

            Above you recommended Bonifacio and Freese over Justin Upton and Angel Pagan.

            (1) What if I threw Matt Adams into the mix? I didn’t mention him because he hasn’t done much since replacing Craig.

            (2) I also have Austin Jackson starting, and he’s been solid the last few weeks, but he faces 4 lefties this week, who he struggles against. Sit him for anyone mentioned? (Adams, Upton Pagan)

            Thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1) Bonifacio and Freese, yup… 2) Start Jackson

  103. Prezi says:
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    Saturday has some really expoitable matchups. A while a way, but still… Save a move if you guys can.

    Wacha VS Sea
    Cole VS ChC (if hes still able)
    Wood @ Pitt
    Torres VS Mia
    Ubaldo @ CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good heads up!

  104. Brad Childress says:
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    Drop Carlos Gonzalez for Christian Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Brad Childress says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks bro

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Chris says:
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    Grilli or Frieri next two weeks? Need the best one for my playoff run!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frieri

  106. Gareth says:
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    I’m setting my roster for the week for my Weekly CBS Roto and have a few questions:

    (1) Why hasn’t Benoit pitched for 8 days? Would you bench him and pick up Latroy Hawkins, who has 8 games this week? Kevin Gregg (Blech) is also available.

    (2) I’m about 8 behind in WINS and 7 Behind in saves to the next guy. Would you:

    Stock up on 2 start pitchers (Arroyo, Jiminez, Chacin, Gee)

    Or just play 4 closers (Street, Holland, Benoit, Waiver wire guy)

    (3) I’m about 10 behind the next guy in both RBI’s and Steals. Who would be better to own for a better output – A-RAM or Jarrod Dyson? I could do with some Average help too.

    (4) I picked up Sal Perez and he’s been great. I also have Carlos Santana. Should I just drop Joe Mauer?

    (5) King Felix – Due to his Injury Is he droppable for the last 2 Weeks (@ Detroit, V’s Athletics, no 2 starts) in a shallow league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Go with Hawkins 2) 2 start pitchers 3) A-Ram 4) Yes 5) Yes

  107. Gareth says:
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    Also – Bronson Arroyo Home to the Cubs and @ Milwaukee has to be pretty favorable for WIN possibilities, doesn’t it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Gareth:

      I think the Cubs will sneak up on Bronson and hit some jacks.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: No, no they won’t…

  108. Gareth says:
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    So I went to Drop Felix Hernandez for Bronson Arroyo (Wow, That just sounds wrong), and go a message “ERROR, you cannot drop someone from the UNDROPPABLE list.”

    Ah, Well – With No DL in our league I guess I just have Felix clogging a streaming spot and hope that he makes in back and is sharp for that last start against Oakland.

    • Prezi says:
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      @Gareth: felix is hurt? I thought he just got pushed back? Dont kill my vibe, its against the stro’s!

      • Gareth says:
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        @Prezi: Guess its a blessing I couldn’t drop him then!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He got scratched again, he is hurt, back didn’t heal…

        • Prezi says:
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          @Grey: noooooo. Damnit!

          • Prezi says:
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            I see it now… I cant have anything nice.. im dropping felix and cargo the first day of the playoffs… Please, shed a tear for me.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha… My bad!

  109. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    On a bye this week, but with Ells going down gotta find a SAGNOF for next week. Eaton, Dyson, Davis, Boni, Hamilton, Eaton, Martin are rostered anyone else come to mind??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who’s available in your league

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: sorry I’m on the road using my phone. Apparently my brain works differently when I’m in front of a big screen…..
        Schafer
        Florimon
        Alcides
        Pollock
        Pierre
        Pagan
        Suzuki

          • Prezi says:
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            @Grey: haha zing!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Well played! Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @Teddy Heater:

      EY Jr or Gardner?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @bossmanjunior: both rostered

  110. Gareth says:
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    For the last pitching spot, would you put:

    A) Homer Bailey CIN (1 start @ Milwaukee) Normally he’s a No Brainer but his road record is Mediocre and he has perfomed poorly Against the Brewers in the past (2-7, 5.48 ERA against them).

    B) Latroy Hawkins NYM (8 games at Home against the Marlins and the Nationals).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  111. Prezi says:
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    Friday has Dice K on the mound. Could be a spot to stack the marlins… If there is ever a spot to stack the marlins..

    • Gareth says:
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      @Prezi: They play 8 games this week, so I could see it in head to head weekly League. Guys like Morrison, Hecheveria, Yelich, Solano could be worth a STACK.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Gareth:

        stack attack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

  112. Gareth says:
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    Who’d you like better at 2nd base for me this Week:

    09/10/2013 vs. LAA 7:07pm Jerome Williams
    09/11/2013 vs. LAA 7:07pm C.J. Wilson
    09/12/2013 vs. LAA 7:07pm Garrett Richards
    09/13/2013 vs. BAL 7:07pm Bud Norris
    09/14/2013 vs. BAL 4:07pm Chris Tillman
    09/15/2013 vs. BAL 1:07pm Miguel Gonzalez

    OR

    AARON HILL:

    09/09/2013 @ LAD 10:10pm Ricky Nolasco
    09/10/2013 @ LAD 10:10pm Edinson Volquez
    09/11/2013 @ LAD 10:10pm Hyun-Jin Ryu
    09/13/2013 vs. COL 9:40pm Tyler Chatwood
    09/14/2013 vs. COL 8:10pm Chad Bettis
    09/15/2013 vs. COL 4:10pm Jhoulys Chacin

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @Gareth:

      Is that Lawrie?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Gareth: Oops, yeah – It is Brett Lawrie! How’d you guess?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hill

        • Gareth says:
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          @Grey: I’d say Hill too but he’s bee Turrible lately.

          7 for 39 last two weeks, so hitting a buck seventy. 0 Home runs. 2 Rbi’s. 3 Runs scored. No steals.

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Gareth:

        haha I’ve been crunching so many match ups this past week I pretty much have every teams schedule memorized. Having an eidetic memory helps too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill or who?

  113. Brad Childress says:
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    Add Gattis for Morneau, move Vmart to CI??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-5X5 league

    They say Harper will only miss two games now. That gives him 5 at most this week (2@NYM, 3vsPHI), or worse, if the reports are wrong. Start him over Ludwick (3vsCHC, 3@MIL), or Pagan (3vsCOL, 4@LAD)

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      @Commish Cauda:

      Could also pick up the hot Colabello…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start one of the other guys depending on needs

  115. Gareth says:
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    Do you think Stanton will be ok to go this week, what with this Niggling Ankle Inury?
    I’m worried that as soon as I set my Roster they’ll DL him, or only play him a few times.

    Team Announcement at 1.06pm Monday Afternoon : “(Insert Player Name) was just placed on the 7 day DL with a Minor Injury.”

    Argggh! Goodbye Precious counting stats for the week.

    This has happened far too often this season, especially in early start Weeks :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think Stanton is safe for this week…

  116. Gareth says:
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    My insurance plan if Stanton is hurt would be:

    Drop Dyson for Aramis Ramirez

    Play Aramis at Utility

    Place Bonifacio in the Outfield

    Put Brett Lawrie at Second Base

    PS: Sorry for all the questions. I just lost 1st place last week and am now 2 points behind the leader , so every move is critical at this stage of the season.

    • Prezi says:
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      @Gareth: whos’s on first?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Prezi: Kitties Frazzled This Week!

        • Prezi says:
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          @Gareth: razzle will help you through the frazzle.

  117. Wake Up says:
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    I’m stacking a tattoo of Mr. Roark playing Fantasy Baseball on an Island…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Da plane, da plane!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking over the weekend there had to be a post title in (Tanner) Roark and Fantasy Island…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m sure there will be too at some point…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      Hey WU, you interested in an offseason Razzball content project I may or may not throw together. Youf stuff here is muy solid.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Thanks! Definitely interested…let me know what you are thinking!

  118. SF1966 says:
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    Grey – where are you with Dez Jennings these days?

    I could use some RBI (holding Craig) and am thinking about dropping Dez for the Big Homeless White Bear Dude. Gattis could also fill in for Castro at C who I assume will miss starts …

    Swisher & Pagan are also on the wire…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Swisher if you need RBIs

    • Prezi says:
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      @SF1966: hitter-tron really likes swish for the next 7. If you’re into that sort of thing…

  119. Bob says:
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    Who to start at utility- Brandon Belt, Adam Eaton, Bonifacio, Eric Young Jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio, depends on needs

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey:

        Just overall / maybe power

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Belt

  120. steve says:
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    Thank you for your help.

    h2h, 5×5 playoffs (redraft)
    Currently up 7-3 but a number of categories are in play including AVE & RUNS

    Would you start Choo (about an $11 on Hitter Tron) today vs a lefty (Wood, Cubs)? he’s 1/10 against him with an RBI and a SB.

    I’m inclined to sit him but I need production (runs) so I’m asking for your opinion.

    Thanks again,
    Steve

    • steve says:
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      …and Choo has been hot lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him for who?

      • steve says:
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        @Grey:

        Just sit him without a replacement. I guess I see that you would start him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take ABs over an empty slot

  121. Matthew says:
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    I’m in first in 3 leagues which this week is my bye. In a custom league with friends I am in second and our second round (bye has came and gone) starts this week.

    I am nervous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  122. OaktownSteve says:
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    Bring this conversation down here I just ran my April numbers on guys who started April without closer jobs. I left my one drafted closer, Casey Janssen, out of the stats.

    66.66 innings
    1.065 Whip
    3.105 ERA
    5 wins
    17 saves
    76 ks

    Key adds were Mujica and Jim Henderson. I also added Rosenthal during April who I’ve held all year. I think April is a much better time to be active in the reliever market. Early in the year teams are skipping 5th starter starts, guys are on a bit of a pitch count. I’d rather have the full stable of relievers and keep them churning until the dust settles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely best time to be active, but are these guys you drafted or picked up? Because if they’re picked up, then it still leaves me with the thought, what do you draft? Just four bench bats and closers? Bench bats would be dropped too, so that’s a waste… Or do you draft starters knowing you’re gonna drop them? Or handcuffs you know you will drop?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Guys that I picked up, but essentially I basically drafted MRs and then immediately cut them the next day. I think it really doesn’t matter who I drafted because I am immediately going to want the roster spots to churn MRs every day as the landscape starts to shift. I think there’s a mindset of well I have to get the draft right, but it’s pointless if you have no plans to buy and hold the guys you draft anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, I don’t think saying the draft is pointless after the top 100-120 works though, there’s gotta be something to draft… MRs late are pointless, it’s a churn and burn… SPs are pointless if you’re not going to give them a shot, maybe anyone that can sniff saves for the last eight rounds? Maybe a few upside, potential position players that could break camp?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            But what I am saying is if your strategy is to have 8 reliever spots and you’re going to churn them right away, you might as well draft 8 relievers even knowing you’ll be cutting 1/2 of them the first week. It really doesn’t matter much

            The broader point is that if you take a flyer on SPs you still might not know much about them by the end of April and you might have missed a chance at the critical relievers you’ll need by the end of that month and you will have missed a bunch of quality innings, Ks and vulture wins by not implementing the optimal strategy right from the get go.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, gotcha… But you drafted Harvey… You didn’t draft him as your number one (Gio, I’m assuming), and you still kept Harvey… If you would’ve said eff it to pitchers, you wouldn’t have had Harvey and might have found yourself in a hole early on (which happened to me)… Things worked out for you this year, but I’m not sure ignoring SPs is the way to repeat that… I’d say you have to adjust on the fly in April, which you did well… Next year, adjusting on the fly may be grabbing a streamer and watching him do well a few times and holding him…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I’m on the fence. I am going to finish with 56 out of 60 pitching points. I did the same thing in 2011 in RCL too (Verlander played Harvey) but it wasn’t really those two guys that did it. It was the system. Yeah they helped me win virutally every category, but I would still be right there at replacement value. You have to actually look at the numbers to realize how incredibly valuable the extra contribution for reliever is. That’s the whole thing. Consider also that I got bupkis for wins from Gio and Harvey as good as they were. I had better wins/gs from my streamers than the two of them.

                I do think that Fred streamed all his start this year and I don’t think it worked real well, but I also don’t know that he carried 8 RP. Like I say, I’m convinced 8 RPs is the way to go and the more I look at numbers, the more I begin to imagine I might draft no starters next year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I just wonder if you didn’t have Gio or Harvey if you would’ve needed to rely on 2 more streamers and then suddenly your team would’ve shifted and looked more like Fred, who didn’t work as well this year (after it working for him lats year)… It’s like with every empty SP streamer spot the probability of catastrophe happening increases…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    The difference is Fred doesn’t hold 8 RPs all year. He’s a straight streamer. So there’s no reliever goodness to offset the difference between replacement and owned SPs.

                    What I’m wondering is if I stream all my starts if I can somehow improve my offensive performance. I’ve been real bad on offense for about three years now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      re: Fred; Right, I could see that playing against him… I know I used MRs for half a year and they made all the difference… Your 6 IP, 3 ER, 2 Ks stream becomes 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 Ks… re: hitting; That might be a matter of how you’re building your offense… I went very heavy on offense this year and it paid off, but really focused on OF and punted MI, CI, 3B and C…

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @OaktownSteve:

                      I just picked a lot of meh players this year, had no breakouts and some key flops. It really wasn’t construction and since I draft no pitchers, it wasn’t the emphasis. I used all my picks on offense. Just a combination of bad reads and a little bad luck. Pretty much can pin it on Escobar, Headley and Willingham with some underperformance from Harper on the side.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, some times you get bad breaks, Rudy’s had a ton this year for hitters…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  123. J says:
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    Start or sit Giancarlo Stanton for this week?roster locks for the week tonight

    Other options on bench I could start- Adam eaton or Eric young jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Young for steals…Eaton for runs and average

  124. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    BJ Rosenberg, sounds like my c**ksucking accountant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s hilarious!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Hey Now!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Batty calling Morse and Dunn in the RCL today. You’ll probably be able to feel the wind generated by flailing bats in LA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Morse doesn’t seem too terrible going forward…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’m less worried about him than I am about Arroyo. He’s been good to me in the past but I can never get past the mullet and that leg kick.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Any pitcher that only throws 74 MPH scares me

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Indeedy. Cubs haven’t hit him well in the past, though.

                But, as we all know, Stevabermetrics dictates that they are due to…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Homer in my 2nd at-bat on the A-Rod batty call!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Gah. Got one from Zimm – at a cost to Carlos…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m streaming Carlos… Gah…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      I’ve tried Morse a couple times and I don’t think I’ve gotten so much as a hit out of him.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yeah, same. But I need dingers and RBIs, so hopefully he finds some of this upcoming LHP to his liking.

        Nice avatar BTW.

  126. bossmanjunior says:
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    So which are the favorite glossary term candidates right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta go back through the comments at the end of the day… Or you can be a mensch and list them for me…

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        haha I would if I wasnt on my phone in my car

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mmm-hmm

        • Prezi says:
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          @bossmanjunior: Grey knows you are watching fluffy cat videos, eating cheetos in a snuggie… He always knows…

  127. Gareth says:
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    Prezi has alerted me to the fact that the Hitter tron thinks Nick Swisher is “C-3PO in a Negligee” this week. $16.4!

    Now I’m Torn.

    I was going to drop Jarrod Dyson for Aramis Ramirez so I can improve my RBI and Average. However the Tron only has A-Ram at $7.6. His matchups are tougher and he plays a game less.

    Should I grab Swisher instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Swisher instead

  128. Gareth says:
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    GREY: It’s almost like some guys aren’t content with letting fantasy owners know better than not drafting them, so they push their overall season stats up when most of the people who own them are out of it, then next March you look at their stats and you’re like, “Oh, what’s-his-face wasn’t that bad.” There should be a glossary term for these players. Please suggest in the comments.

    BUFFER the Fantasy Slayer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  129. Gareth says:
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    August Rush?

    I think that was a Movie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  130. Gareth says:
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    Emptpyre Stat Building.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: @Gareth: this one’s good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  131. goodfold2 says:
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    if we picked up marte when 3 teams were disbanded 3 weeks ago for steals i’m guessing we can just throw him away now? I also got the other cargo in that disbanding.
    2. walker better streamer today than torres/chacin/jimenez? SON likes him a lot more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup, throw him away… 2. I prefer the other 3

  132. Gareth says:
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    Ok Last Question for the day:

    Aramis Ramirez

    09/10/2013 @ STL 8:15pm Shelby Miller
    09/11/2013 @ STL 8:15pm Lance Lynn
    09/12/2013 @ STL 8:15pm Joe Kelly
    09/13/2013 vs. CIN 8:10pm Mat Latos
    09/14/2013 vs. CIN 1:05pm Homer Bailey
    09/15/2013 vs. CIN 2:10pm Bronson Arroyo

    OR Aaron Hill

    09/09/2013 @ LAD 10:10pm Ricky Nolasco
    09/10/2013 @ LAD 10:10pm Edinson Volquez
    09/11/2013 @ LAD 10:10pm Hyun-Jin Ryu
    09/13/2013 vs. COL 9:40pm Tyler Chatwood
    09/14/2013 vs. COL 8:10pm Chad Bettis
    09/15/2013 vs. COL 4:10pm Jhoulys Chacin

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: i would think aramis with how much better than hill he’s been doing lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  133. B.o.B says:
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    Brandon Moss over Gardner, Byrd, Victorino, Gordon or none of the above? 10 team league with R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Gardner if you don’t need steals

  134. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh Carlos.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: yep, glad grey told me he was benchable in this start, seeing as I have 6 more than my opp in playoffs this week. It’s not good when Span’s hitting a homer in MessCo.

  135. Fungazi says:
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    There goes Zimmerman again, that binge hitter! At least it’s a good team of the year to do it.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: *time of the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For someone, not me…

  136. OaktownSteve says:
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    Zimmerman homered. “Screw you, Albright.”

    Bra stuffer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  137. SteveNZ says:
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    Ryan effing Sweeney.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i picked him up like 5 days ago in a 12 teamer, him and span. hehehe!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: however, on that team i am in the colsolation bracket, with a bye. damn.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Streamed him. Arroyo gives up bombs.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Keep your knowledge and general right-ness to yourself.

        I’m not desperate for wins but I don’t need no ratio-pounding…

  138. SteveNZ says:
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    I know this is baseball and not football, but I’m going to go out on a limb here* and predict that the Philadelphia Eagles will be more fun to watch this year than the Phillies have been for the last 3.

    *I’m not going out on a limb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No idea one player on the Eagles

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Vick. *woof*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that guy that did the dog fighting? Didn’t he get suspended for life?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yeah. Nah. I’m not sure what you have to do in the NFL to get a life ban.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Say Pete Rozelle was a jerk?

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @SteveNZ:

              go to prison on a murder rap !

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: even when they sucked last year they were better than that for interestingness.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: They’ve started this game like someone set their pants on fire.

        Mind you, the game’s not over. Chip Kelly might be saving that for the second half.

        • Prezz says:
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          @SteveNZ: wow steve talkin football!? nice… i doubt they can keep this up all year but damn, they are looking really good. and fast… Redskins werent ready for this….

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Prezz: Secondary doesn’t know which way to look.

            • Prezz says:
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              @SteveNZ: vick still getting shelled though.. hes been hit hard alot of times and its still only the first quarter.

  139. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Arroyo.

  140. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh Torres.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Eff you, Torres. Eff YOU.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks for saying it for me… Jesus effin christ…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Good K-rate.

          Oh, who am I kidding?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Most homers ever allowed by a Mets starter through 4 innings…And we streamed him… Ugh…

        • Prezz says:
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          @Grey: actually, i’d say thats pretty fitting.

          sorry. too soon?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, you’re right… DAH!

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    Miggy ejected in the 1st! Good news for my H2H match-up vs Sister Lyon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Pretty amazing that she auto-drafted the probable AL MVP *and* Cy Young winner.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should have her draft for us next year…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: And she only autodrafted because I forced a change in the original draft day/time!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, this sounds like karmic retribution… Does she follow baseball or do it to help fill your league?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: A little of both. She’s played just about every year and enjoys it, but for whatever reason she has never quite got to grips with the concept of active management of a team. That is, not looking for hot hitters, good streams etc.

                I tell her what to do or make adds/drops etc.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha… BTW, as of right now, we couldn’t have streamed a worst pitcher today…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Nope. At least Arroyo is trying to sweep up after him. Hopefully I get a few MRs into play too.

                    Need some hitting real bad too…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: But BSA has Weaver going, so I’ve got my ERA and WHIP points back…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Glad Weaver’s not getting the win, Rudy had him

                    • Frigin’ frisbee-tossing giant – probably spending too much time smoking up with Bill Walton

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: Bad news for my first round…but I’m so happy for you! Nothing like crushing a sibling’s dreams!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Ha! First time she’s ever made the playoffs so she’s pretty stoked. I’d prefer not to be playing her, not just because she has Miggy and Max, but because it would be nice to help her get as far as possible in the playoffs…

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: Yeah, I was feeling the same way about avoiding playing my brother in law in the first round, but fortunately the standings changed on the last day and he gets to play someone else…and that someone else also grabbed Torres for his two starts this week! Bingo!

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: BTW, what pick did she autodraft Max with?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @royce!: #86

            • royce! says:
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              @SteveNZ: Damn, nice grab there.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @royce!: Ramos!

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: At least one of my batty calls paid off! I’m just trying to move into 6th before it’s all over…

  142. SteveNZ says:
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    Man, Simmons never hits when I have him. NEVER.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And Morse is hopeless.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        There’s no offense except for the Nats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like me with about ten different streamers…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I got Plouffe and Gattis going in H2H, at least…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice… I got nothing after my A-Rod dinger…I mean, nothing

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah he only hits when he plays me.

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    thank god for benching torres. but i’d have rather not benched cole, scherzer instead. Medlen’s doing well though. also thank me i streamed jimenez when i also could’ve done torres/walker/ or santana.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: scherzer’s gotta get back to getting better than 4 runs of support like before.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: he really is the opposite of most pitchers, his worst inning when he has one is almost always the first. Not much later, when the pitch count is high and he’s tired.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: he really lets hits string together though, 5 baserunners 3 runs without a homer.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: F Scherzer, it’s the playoffs. Wish I had the balls to start Cole.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, totally

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: if he gets the next out only 4 of those are earned.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: who would’ve thought i’d need other pitchers for the rest of the week to bail scherzer out. esp against that team.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, still not good…

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: even worse is if cole on my bench can tear through TEX like this, my opp’s liriano will really mess them up.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yup

  144. SteveNZ says:
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    I need noodles.

    • Prezi says:
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      @SteveNZ: stream Chen..

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Prezi: Would have been better than that useless piece of crap Torres.

  145. goodfold2 says:
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    get medlen out he’s at 109 and just allowd doubles to pierre and ed lucas. the first one should’ve been enough to know he’s done tonight.

  146. goodfold2 says:
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    gonna need goldy to snap that longest of the year 17 game homerless draught at some point soon.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @goodfold2: Been caught stealing in 5 of his last 8 attempts, too. He faded down the stretch last year as well. Bring back steroids

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be real nice

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Christ, he’s been terrible lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously… Chacin helped fix some of my Torres mess, how about you?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Arroyo’s outing turned out to be pretty good, and I got some scoreless stuff from Cotts and Perez (but only JUST), though the WHIP was pretty ugly.

            Possible save opp coming for Brothers, but that’s nothing to get excited about lately.

            Terrible hitting day. Barely above .200 and falling further behind Bob in HRs and Runs.

            • Grey

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              Effin’ Belisle killed Chacin and Brothers….

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: And there I go down to .195. Jesus.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch

  147. RudyCorrales says:
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    Lawrie or Middlebrooks for the next 2 weeks…. Who you got?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  148. danny almonte says:
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    Hey Grey drop Asche for Avisail for util? Its actually for next week, thx for helping me get a bye

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  149. costaricanchata says:
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    texas lost again .
    tant pis !
    though i did have darvish going .

  150. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Benoit is coming into the game down four runs. I’m preparing my anus

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: this is EXACTLY what the boy scouts were talking about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  151. fri-guy says:
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    So Segura has sucked more or less since he caught Epstein Barr from Braun and then Braun took the rest of the year off. In my long-term keeper league, I have to decide between Reyes and Segura. I have a championship caliber team so this decision is critical. No penalty for keeping either, but can’t keep both. My gut says trade Reyes in the offseason and pray that Segura continues to mature (and starts doing speed or at least vitamin b). Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Segura

      • fri-guy says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the reassurance!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  152. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Jason Castro out of the line up again, time to drop him?

    2) For the rest of the week, replace with Perez, AJ, Ramos or Gattis?

    3) im leaning Perez, however he won’t be available until Wednesday on waivers. If you think I should pick up Perez, which batty call do you like best for tomorrow (this is the order Hitter-tron ranks them): Martin @Perez, Gattis @Koehler, Ruiz vErlin

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: ruiz has been much better than those other 2.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      c’mon goldy and company, get to the nobisco snack treat. Get that cracker.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yup 2) Ramos

  153. goodfold2 says:
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    asche larry over dj on the mountain? I’m guessing yes since asche gets rbi’s whereas dj gets steals, and has much lower slugging.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  154. fri-guy says:
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    Dunno if you’re still taking glossary terms, but how about Mongo? Mongo for those who don’t know is trash-picking. It may look nice ont he curb, but it’s still garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the word mongo a lot, but I don’t think it works here…

      • Candygram for Mongo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  155. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy heffin’ Juan Uribe.

  156. gareth says:
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    Thanks matt belisle for blowing the chacin WIN.

    Im being kinda greedy anyway, as its been a solid day for my pitching wise (hitting – not so much).

    Because of all my 2 starters going this week I had gio, ubaldo, arroyo and chacin pitching today.

    Thanks for all the advice grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a great pitching day, I had Chacin too, which sucked b/c of Belisle

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: thats a glossary term, right? When a reliever blows a win for your starter?

        • Grey

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          Nope

  157. gareth says:
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    My 3 streamers (chacin, ubaldo, arroyo) plus gio gonzalez got the following tonight:

    30 IP, 29 K’s, 4 ER, 2 WINS.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, that’s pretty good

  158. gareth says:
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    The 4 earned runs is funny as joquim benoit gave up that amount of runs in a third of an inning for me last week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  159. Carnac says:
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    Ok, show of hands, who picked up Uribe for the short schedule day? *one guy in the back raises his left hand, right hand remains below the table*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  160. gareth says:
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    Juan aribe. ………

    Sounds like part of a sales pitch from a pushy hispanic best buy salesman.
    translation: “want a rebate?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  161. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Jansen. Not you too. Mattingly is such a dropkick. Why not use the opportunity to give Paco or Belisario (who’ve been a bit ragged lately) some work in a low-leverage situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a total putz… Not JJ, Don…

  162. How about a JD Blew. (for JD Drew, who has historically been one of the finer Spetmeber hitters in baseball history). He BLEW most the year, and you like him for next year. But in the end, he’s just a kid with a bucket, looking for some candy, dressed like somethin sexy, but we all know, he’s just JD Drew.

    Some other ideas:
    A Perry Chicker (a not so clever play on cherry picker)
    Miss September
    A Daybor Layer ( aplay on Labor Day and laying things, like Golden September eggs).
    My ideas aren’t good. I’m sorry :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Not bad, but I think we have better…

  163. Silky says:
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    Which of these pitchers should I stream? I only need Win and K’s.

    Petit vs. Nicasio (SF)
    or
    Cole vs Wood (PIT)

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