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I thought Jay Bruce was a lock for 30/100 not dirty undies.  Thirty-hundo not dirty-undies!  All year Bruce Stinksteen has been behind “Born to Run” Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier, who’s classically rocking out and Learning to Fly, and Devin “Is That Your Face Or Are You Wearing Wax Lips?” Mesoraco, who had a breakout season.  And, here, Jay Bruce is less appetizing than sitting across from Bruce Jenner when it’s humid.  Hard to know where the bottom is.  Problem people find when speculating on stocks.  Same problem with fantasy baseball.  Yesterday, Bruce went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts while his team scored seven runs.  He’s now hitting .218.  But is that the bottom and he’ll turn things around in the final month?  Or will he hit .150 in the final month and make you wish you owned some hot schmotato?  The hell you say if I know.  Depends a bit on your league, and I’ve been telling people to hold Bruce and wait for the turnaround, but if Steve Pearce or Adam Eaton or some other hot schmotato is on your waivers, I can understand moving on.  Let Bruce loose, turnabout is fair play.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 51st steal.  Only 50 more steals to reach the most conservative Reds fan projections from back in March.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (18, 19).  Is he officially in the 2nd round discussion for next year?  Not talking about at ESPN.  I mean in reality.

Zack Cozart – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and two steals (5, 6).  Reds were running like crazy on John Baker.  Hurts Baker’s game using a pie tin for a mitt and having his other thumb in a plum pudding.

Dylan Axelrod – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Solid enough start, but I wouldn’t go anywhere near him, though I can understand how you could get seduced by his conglomeration of cool names.

Anthony Rizzo – Sat two straight days with a sore back.  Lower lumbar support to the Rizzo!

Jake Arrieta – 4 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies cried when Blue Ivy was seen dancing to her mom at the VMAs, they ice bucket challenged Doogie Howser and they will rip out your ratios and crap into your fantasy team’s neck.

Masahiro Tanaka – Threw a simulated game.  It was on a Game Boy and sponsored by Nintendo.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Uh-oh, feeling a rhyme coming on… Tanaka’s over there playing with his Game Boy and Kuroda’s over here entering the game to Crank That by Soulja Boy.  Kuroda’s listening to Ice-T’s Colors, gangbanging with Hideki Matsui who is a pack rat; Tanaka colors on his Denny’s place mat.  Kuroda doesn’t have anything in common with Tanaka except his– I is scant on details; does he buy retail?  Does he call bear claws bear tails?  Does he write-in Dan Quayle’s…name, but misspelling it?  Hell, if I know it.  But only one guy will pitch this year, that much is clear, don’t forget, Miguel Olivo will eat your ear.

Josh Outman – The Yankees acquired him to be a middle reliever.  When Outman heard he was traded, there was some confusion on whether they were saying his name or if there was a comma between Out and man.

Kyle Lobstein – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 0 K.  I played a Lobstein in high school.  You question his shot selection and he replies, “What, I should hit every ball hard?”  I’m sure Lobstein’s thrilled to take showers with Max Scherzer.  “Um, uh, you first.”

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4, 1 run.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  If that don’t get you running back at 12 PM PST to read it, well, then I don’t know nothing!  Especially not nothing about double negatives.

Eric Hosmer – Could start a rehab assignment this weekend.  The chase for ten homers could begin again next week.  The family of Rabbit Maranville, who had 28 homers in 10,078 at-bats, will be following him around for the final month.

Jeremy Guthrie – 6 IP, 5 ER vs. Tommy Milone (5 1/3 IP, 4 ER).  This game was held to test the Field of Dreams theory that if you build, they will come.  There were fans in attendance, so I guess it holds up.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, 1 run and two steals (22, 23).  I rang up Cain yesterday for the batty call, and now I can’t drop him.  I’ve fallen in love.  Give me herpes if you must, but I’m going to marry this man!

Alex Gordon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Okay, I’m fine with you getting hot.  Please continue.

Jordan Schafer – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th steal on the Twins, and 25th steal overall.  He’s been a SAGNOF machine that hasn’t got enough press from me.  Press?  What am I, a newsie?  Hey, kid, I got a beat for ya!  Yeah, see, Schafer, stealing bases?  Go down and get a good quote, now amscray!  Clueless to how SAGNOFy Schafer’s been?  He has 25 steals in only 143 ABs.  That was you doing a double take.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .293.  I’m done bashing Mauer for this year.  All I’m going to say is Suzuki has had as much fantasy value as him.  There’s nothing left to say.

Yan Gomes – Should return from his concussion today.  Fingers crossed that the final concussion test isn’t how to spell John.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th steal.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if you wanna get a jump on the three other people in the world that actually find Jose Ramirez attractive as a fantasy option and assuming one or more of those persons is in your league, I’d grab him now.  He’s got speed, will travel, fast.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Indians pitching staff is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with their ability to scrub coal into a diamond.  Trevor Bauer and Danny Salazar?  Agita.  Corey Kluber and now Carrasco?  Muah!  Two starts ago when Carrasco threw, I said, “Don’t tell anyone, but Carrasco is quietly having a terrific season.  Carrasco has a 8.3 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 and 3.18 xFIP.  It’s only in six starts and most of his appearances (77 IP) have come in relief.  Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I’d definitely give him a whirl.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Since then, Carrasco’s numbers have moved in the right direction (8.6 K/9, 2.1 BB/9).  At this point, I wouldn’t just stream him.  I’d own him.

John Danks – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.88.  Gavin Floyd liked that on Facebook.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 13th steal.  No idea why you’re not picking him up.  Y’all a bunch of Olsen Twins that don’t like Eaton!

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA up to 3.03.  Just get to the end of the year with an ERA under 3.25 and it won’t be awkward at Thanksgiving.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3 and his 26th homer.  Not bad for the A’s backup, backup, backup, backup, backup catcher.

Daniel Murphy – Underwent an MRI on his troublesome calf.  Unfortch, PETA couldn’t save his calf and the Mets DL’d him, calling up…

Dilson Herrera – First, I’d like to welcome everyone from Daniel Murphy’s blurb.  I knew you’d be safe getting here on your own.  You impress me more every day we sorta know each other over the internet.  Herrera’s the Mets 20-year-old middle infield prospect.  Too bad Mookie Wilson and Keith Hernandez didn’t adopt a kid in 1994, he could be called up now.  Or…did they?  Yeah, prolly.  So, Herrera has solid pop and speed.  Like Pedroia-ish.  He’s also tiny.  Not quite Altuve tiny.  Five Herreras could fit in Ralph Kiner’s casket.  Maybe 7 or 8 Altuves could.  See the difference?  Herrera doesn’t seem to have the batting average skills of Pedroia, but he’s still young and could grow into them.  In keepers and NL-Only leagues, I’d aggressively go after him.  Murphy doesn’t seem long for the Mets, and Herrera could be the 2nd baseman of the future.  In redraft leagues for right now?  Meh.  I’d have to be desperate.

Jon Niese – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  At the point in the season where a borderline guy like Niese is a streamer…Well, actually, he’s been a streamer for most of the year and is only owned in 33% of leagues.  Yadda whatever, the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, but I’d stream him there.

Jonny Venters – Has a re-tear of his UCL after his 2nd Tommy John surgery.  This news comes to us exactly two years after Fredi Gonzalez asked Venters to throw in his record six hundredth day in a row.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Looks like whatever was bugging him earlier in the year has been corrected, and pitching in the NL East in the final month when division rivals face off, it’s a good time to come correct.

Emilio Bonifacio – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 19th steal.  He’s in some kind of weird platoon, and if you don’t take any other advice that my mustache bestows on you, don’t try to get into Fredi’s mind to figure out said platoon.

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.99.  I get the sense people still don’t trust him.  When a guy has a 2.99 ERA at the end of August, do you really even need to think about not trusting him?  Stop trying to solve the world’s problems, Sean Penn, and just own him!

Tony Sipp – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  Qualls was beat up the night before, so Sipp came on and closed the door while saying, “Do you live in a barn?!”  Sipp’s a lefty and I don’t think he’s going to see any or many more saves.

Jason Castro – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He was oh-for-the-week coming into this game.  How’s that follow-up to your breakout 2013 going, Jason Castro?

Jeremy Hellickson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.19.  *train horn*  Next stop, 3.50!

Evan Longoria – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Did he actually elevate a ball?  Could it be true?  Did he see a worm hang gliding on the back of a butterfly and try to kill yet another worm and the ball just sailed over the fence?  I must know!  I will wait for a reply.  Thanking you in advance, Ann Landers.

James Loney – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  The nicest thing I can say about him is I mention him a whole lot more than Desmond Jennings (2-for-4, 1 run).  Seemed like for a while the Rays could do no wrong with prospects.  Doesn’t feel that way much anymore.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer and four in the last eight games.  Pearce has been crazy hot; you should absolutely own him.  This is not a crack on him; this is a crack on all of baseball.  Pearce is approaching Top 40 OF territory on our Player Rater and his whole season has been about five weeks of hitting well — about one hot week in May, two weeks in June and two weeks in August.  That’s five weeks in five months.

Adam Jones – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 7th steal.  He stole home off Hellickson and Jose Molina.  If you watch the replay closely, you can see Molina mouth to himself, “Crap, I gotta stand up again?”

Anthony Ranaudo – Will start today vs. the Rays.  I’m pretty sure no one would mention him if he pitched for anyone other than the Sawx.  If he were on San Francisco, he’d be respected for his speed and soft hands and complicated last name Ranaudo-Nehemiah, but not much else.

Gregor Blanco – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Especially impressive since this was a day game and Gregor Blanco has no pigment.  With Angel Pagan (3-for-4, 1 run, 13th steal) also in the lineup, all they needed was Vaticano Conspiracio at shortstop.  Dan Brown, “This stuff writes itself.”

Santiago Casilla – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 12th save.  Bounced back nicely after his blown save on Wednesday.  Yet, Bruce Bochy and his giant melon that rests on top of his shoulders said the Giants could use a committee going forward.  Terrific.  Sergio Romo would be the logical guy to share saves, but there’s only one problem.  They’re both righties.  Since baseball rules state you can only have one ball in play at one time, I’m not sure how you work two righties into a committee.  Jeremy Affeldt, as voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, could see some saves too if there’s lefties due up in the ninth.  Lefty-righty committee, I understand.  Righty-righty-lefty?  Your guess = my guess.

Yusmeiro Petit – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Set the MLB record for consecutive outs.  Big deal.  If those batters didn’t want to be out, they wouldn’t have traveled to San Francisco.

From Around The Web

  1. frankgrimes says:
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    best lede of the year!

  2. J-FOH says:
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    I got brucely’d on draft day and I’m still bleeding

    • Pope says:
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      @J-FOH: Don’t think I can bring myself to stop the bleeding…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Brucely, we all did

  3. J-FOH says:
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    My DK was a script for batty calls and arms yesterday
    Finally I get it right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Now do it every day for 7 years and you’ll know how I feel

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and then I can score me a cougar because thats what cougars like and my receding hairline will grow back….damn you got a good head of hair

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Find a woman that accepts fantasy baseball for 6 months and you marry her, Cust kayin’

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: but then I have to tack 4 months of football on top of that

  4. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks for your article as always. Am Jay Bruce’s owner, and it really sucks this year..

    Pick best 3 OFs for my last OF slots for ROS: Werth , Bruce, Myers, Garcia, Duda, Eaton

    Thanks!

    • Ralph says:
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      @Wilson: werth, Duda, and I’d give Myers a whirl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: No problem… Agree with ralph

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks ..

        Vargas or Duda at UTIL spot for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duda

  5. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Drop Wily Peralta or Arrieta for Ryu?

  6. Abdoozy says:
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    Confessional:

    About a month ago I laid out a case here for dropping Bruce, based on what appeared to be a significant shift in his plate discipline that showed no sign of changing. You said “I’d hold.”

    I didn’t. Dropped him for Kennys Vargas.

    I was so ashamed. Even though it totally worked out in my favor, I felt I’d betrayed a trust. Every time I read a daily wrap here I’d turn fifty shades of red.

    Then I read tonight’s lede. I feel better now. Thanks, Grey!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Abdoozy: Aaaaaaand cue Bruce’s turnaround!

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Abdoozy: Ha. Every time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy: Haha… For shame! I pardon you ala Fiennes

  7. KillerB says:
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    @grey — in dynasties is dilson better than Wong, mookie, Ackley or even a DL’d profar?

    • Safe Betts says:
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      @KillerB: no one is guna be better than mookie

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @KillerB: who knows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KillerB: Nah, not yet at least

  8. JWray says:
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    Who would you say is a bigger disappointment Jay Bruce or David Wright?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JWray: Wright. Source: am Mets fan

    • Ralph says:
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      @JWray: Bruce. Everyone knew Wright was risky. Bruce was as consistent as they come (season totals, not in-season).

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Grey: On draft day i had Wrighty and Longo sitting there little did i know it was a no win situation and shoulda waited a got Donaldson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  9. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    I too hate Jay Bruce. Painful.

  10. Matty says:
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    Bruce is giving me a rough time in my redraft.
    Keeper question:
    Yu was just dropped, so I could DL stash him and keep him in the 15th next year, problem being that I’m already deliberating between a handful of keepers.
    Any thoughts on who to lose, if I get to keep seven (round in parentheses, if there are two 15th rounders one goes to 14, etc)?
    Grande Dolor (8)
    Todd Frazier (24)
    Baez (24)
    Trout (12)
    Hurry’K (15)
    Prince Fielder (15)
    Kluber (20)
    Matt Harvey (23)
    Potentially Yu (15)
    Wong/ Soler/ Arismendy (15)- I figure on cutting these guys barring an outrageous Sept.

    Thanks a bunch. I’m sorry about your loose bowels, I have the same. Stupid Jay Bruce’s tendency to get scorchingly schmotatoey engenders false hope in all of us.

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Forgot; 6×6 OPS

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Matty: Dump Carter or Prince for Yu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Yup…. Carter’s not a keeper

  11. Matt says:
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    Add Pearce or Kennys Vargas for ROS?

    • TheMuppetManiac says:
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      @Matt: Vegas. I’m kicking myself for dropping him, but I had too many guys that could play 1B.

      • Matt says:
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        @TheMuppetManiac: @TheMuppetManiac: I rolled into the season with Miggy and Trumbo for 1b and CI so you can see why I’m in need of power haha

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Matt: Crazy..i have the same issue with my team and Miggy,…never would have thought.

          • Matt says:
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            G@JeF With 1 F: Crazy, I knew he ha offseason core surgery but I thought he was superhuman haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Vargas

  12. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Pick a stream, 6×6 (QS):

    Shelby v CHC (SON 12.0)
    Vogelsong v MIL (11.0)
    Collmenter v COL (7.7)

    Streaming against the Rockies has been a winning play lately.

  13. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The longest one syllable word is Screeched

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: scrounged, schlepped, scratched, scrunched, stretched

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: I meant Screeeeeeched

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: The ugliest multi-syllable phrase is Screech is doing a dirty Sanchez…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: HE HE HA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never said that, typo

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Im having contractions

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that a B-side Tiffany song?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Hidden Track

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Love that one

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I think the big Schtroumpf might beg to differ.

  14. bossmanjunior says:
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    Should I continue to hold Kazmir? He has been horrible in August (6+ ERA) but was great in July (2+ERA). Hit really hard by the Angels and faces them again on Sunday. After that he has a few nice match ups though. I would use the spot for streaming. Other canidates to drop would be Degrom, Fiers, Liriano.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I’d see how deGrom looks against the Phils today, but generally yeah, dropping Kaz to stream is OK. Grey’s been voicing weardown concerns on him for a while. If deGrom spits the bit tonight, drop him instead.

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @Steve Stevenson:

        Is DeGrom on any innings limit ???

        • Steve Stevenson says:
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          @Big League Wood: 185, but his DL stint pretty much took care of the necessary rest. I think he’s got about 40 left, which should get him just about to the last week of Sep., depending on how deep he works.

  15. The Thumb says:
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    I need SAGNOF in a 10 teamer, so drop Bruce or Fatt for Lorenzo or Schafer?

  16. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, about today’s starter, will you start Zimmmermann in W & QS league today? (Zimmermann vs King … )

    Thanks..

  17. stonepie says:
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    grey how do you feel about guys like bruce, choo, wright etc for next year? seems like alot of top talent had terrible years

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @stonepie: choo had double injury excuse (elbow/ankle)

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @stonepie: out of that group Bruce would be the guy i could see bouncing back next year..wright should be better but not great and i wouldnt touch choo

      • Ralph says:
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        @The Thumb: fatt@JeF With 1 F: agree with F. Would bet on Bruce to fix it during the offseason

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stonepie: Agree with F, Choo’s old and downward trending… Bruce is still young and able to bounce back… Wright has decent eligibility and skills…

  18. Mordacious Levator says:
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    so schaefer is ahead of last year dyson’s steals per at bat ? that’s crazy. i just grabbed him over marisnick in 20 teamer and i’m trying to rationalize how to put him on more teams. another reason shallow leagues (H2H) suck, your players are simply too good overall to drop for guys who produce crazy steals and usually have no other value. in roto’s of course you can do that to gain steals alone.

  19. Mordacious Levator says:
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    makes me feel good that the first day carrasco is mentioned as buy to own he’s either gone in most every league i’m in, either by me or somebody for at least a week and a half. more proof not everybody in my leagues are idiots. of course i think i had only streamed him in at least 3 of those and now he’s gone gone gone.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Grey: yes, as streamer. i was streaming him in some leagues on his first start (very deep ones of course at that point)

  20. Big League Wood says:
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    Al Shittus or K Wong rest of season at MI ???

  21. papasmurf says:
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    Arrieta allowed 6 steals. Teams will be exploited him. Unreal. A major reason why the team my team’s fighting with for the title has 9 steals in 2 days. 6.5 pt swing in the standings.

    Jack is getting a full bag of smurf poop in the mail.

  22. Donald Trump says:
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    Thus far, zero mentions if a Soler eclipse. C’mon!

  23. Mike Fiers do you think he can keep this up for next year

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Boirs Igor: So this is interesting because Fiers had a similarly good season back in 2012 for the brewers. 127IP, 9.57 k/9, 2.54 bb/9, 3.7 era and 3.1 FIP. He broke his arm when he got hit by a line drive in 2013, and is just now working his way back into the rotation from that injury.

      I’m not sure how the rotation will shake out in the offseason, but as Grey’s mentioned his AAA numbers this year were insane, and he seems like he could be a great mid to late round pickup next year in redraft, and maybe worth a gamble in a deep keeper league. This might be a bit of an ambitious comparison, but I could see him end up as a poor man’s kluber in the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boirs Igor: Hard to say at this point Mr. Baseball, he’ll be a flyer with nice upside next year…

  24. KK says:
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    Soler Vargas for my utility? Ops

    • KK says:
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      @KK: soler or vargas*

      • SallyCips says:
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        @KK: I had both as of this morning, but needed pitching so I dropped Vargas (for Wada).

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @KK: Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KK: Soler

  25. Bucky says:
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    Hey guys!
    Would you go with Carlos Carrasco over Yordano Ventura ROS?
    Thank!

    • KK says:
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      @Bucky: looks like innings limit on yordano. He’s better, but he might be pitching as deep into September.

  26. Jangles says:
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    Dynasty league, rather have Yu or Scherzer?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jangles: Yu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jangles: Hmm… Tough call, Yu

  27. Mordacious Levator says:
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    may be crazy for asking, but in dynasty somebody just dropped koji, only 3 RP slots, i have benoit/mcgee/qualls, drop qualls?

  28. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. How do you like Volquez vs Leake @(PIT)?? SON like Volquez better but if you think I’ll get negative points then I can always drop him for a better pitcher for tomorrow cause I already grabbed him yesterday

      • Frank White says:
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        Cool, Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Phil of the Future says:
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    Grey,
    Tiffany Amber Thiessen or Jennie Garth?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Phil of the Future: I don’t know, a few years back, it was definitely Tiffany. But now Jennie’s looking pretty good on her new show where she’s remodeling her house. Angry and divorced. Might have to go with Jennie for now. Keeper league, Tiffany…

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: agree not close. TAT for tits.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I would say tiffany seems like the type more willing to fulfill needs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, totally right on that one… She’s a hornbug…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I’m just looking for someone to go to the library with.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t go into a library after an incident with Carl Monday

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: HA!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Are you married? If so i think your wife will prolly do that

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: I am married, yes. But my wife reads at college level and I’m only at about 8th grade, so we have to hang out in different sections of the library when we go together.

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Phil of the Future: In that case i think you should go with Pumpkin from Flava of Love.

  30. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10-tm H2H limited moves (20/yr) league. I’m cruising into reg season title and thinking about preparing for playoffs. I have 9 moves left and like to save some for SPs/filling needs during playoffs, especially since having more left than your opponent can really swing a week. Most other good teams have fewer than 5 moves left, though some lower-tier playoff teams have more than me.

    Weak spots on my offense are currently Headley at 3B, McCann at C and Harper at CF, and Moss as my bench bat hasn’t been doing anything. BB, K and TB all count. Would you use precious moves for any of the following?

    Drop Headley for Aramis, Castellanos or Gyorko?
    Drop McCann for Yadier when he’s activated?
    Drop Moss (1B/LF/RF eligible) for a LF or CF to rotate in with Yelich and Harper–options are Eaton, Arcia, Pearce, Crawford, JD Martinez, Stubbs.

    Also, any of these SP worth a ROS add now, or wait for playoff matchups? Fiers, Yordano, Shoemaker, Hughes, Hendricks, Wada.

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: add Archer to SP list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: When are your playoffs? These don’t seem like moves you need to do right now

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: They start week after next, but I’ll have a first round bye. Will hold for now–thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. elipitt says:
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    Stream DeGrom at home against the Phils?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @elipitt: I am

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @elipitt: Should be fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @elipitt: I don’t trust him yet

  32. Wilsonian says:
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    Which Schmotato(es) do you want right now (pick 2):

    Pearce
    Eaton
    Ozuna
    Schafer
    Yelich
    Alcantara
    Harrison

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

  33. Charlie says:
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    Still trying to find a 2nd baseman, haha. Locked into 1st/2nd place headed into the playoffs but would like to figure out who I should be playing at 2nd heading in.

    6×5 league including obp.

    Gyorko, Arismendy, Ackley or Asdrubal? Thanks!

  34. Has Jay Bruce morphed into Adam Dunn? Has the knee injury/surgery had this dramatic an impact or is this the new expectation? Where do you see Bruce ranked for 2015?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Brian Garvey: No. It’s not the knee surgery he’s running fine. Career high SBs.
      He’s always been a bit in his own head, which I believe causes the major streakiness in some players. Right now, he’s just got zero confidence. Zilch. Nathan. Nada.

      As for next year, who knows. But I don’t think the issue is physical.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian Garvey: Prolly around 60 overall… He should be fine next year

  35. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Now that we’ve all forsaken Bruce, I’m sure he will go back to 30/100 next year when someone drafts him in the 15th.

    1. Tomorrow, would you play Calhoun v. Shark over a slumping Brantley v. Shields?

    2. Also tomorrow, who would you give your UTL to: Vargas v. suddenly good again Tilman, Brantley/Calhoun (whoever’s not OF), or Norris v. a terrible LHP (would be starting Yan v. Shields over him)?

    Thanks!

  36. Nathan Moore says:
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    Would you guys drop Rajai Davis for Adam Eaton? I’ll miss the SB potential, but I think Eaton will be better at producing runs down the stretch.

  37. Mike says:
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    Hey grey,

    So I’m heading into my h2h playoffs on Monday and have a couple questions…

    Here’s my staff:
    Price
    Iwakuma
    Santana
    Lackey
    Salazar
    Fiers
    Liriano
    Cole
    Perkins
    Nathan
    Casilla

    Should I look to replace any of these guys from waiver guys like carassco or hold? In general, will that staff get it done?

    Also Vargas, Pearce, or castellanos

    Mike

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Mike: 1. Lose salazar and/or Liriano for carassco and a streamer or whatever the next best option is.
      2.I like Vargas out of that group but i could see going with Pearce and just adjust throughout the playoffs as needed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  38. Ross says:
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    Mike Minor or Carlos Carrasco ROS?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ross: Coin Flip, go by matchups..i like Carrasco right now.

  39. Clint says:
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    The Reds are going to cause me keeper headaches this offseason. I snatched Frazier in trades in my 12 team roto where we keep 5 but I also have Machado, CarGo, Harper, Desmond, Adam Jones, Rizzo, Scherzer, and Bum to choose from. Then in my 8 team h2h pts league where we’ll keep up to 10, I have Bruce to deal with. Good thing I won’t have to decide until March or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Be impressed if you have 10 guys better than Bruce

  40. Charles says:
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    12 team points league. Start E Volquez (SON $10.1) vs Cin Leake today?

  41. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Hot Carrasco Sauce!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sky: It hurts so good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Not the green type though, that’s nasty

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Still havent tried that one yet…Mex loves it though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, and I love Mex, such a conundrum…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: the verde sauce is the best….pinche gringos

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d consider you someone I’ve met, so unless there’s a cholo version of you I didn’t experience, you’re more gringo than me…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: come hang out with some of my friends sometime. I’m a halfer. My dad is from East Los and I drive an Impala. Jeez Grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never seen the Impala, and you watch Food Network, and not just for Aaron Sanchez…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I ain’t driving my sled to LA and that crap parking. My babys mama who is a full mexican has informed me that I am Mexican. I also gave you a copy of blood in blood out… did you watch it?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I haven’t, I’m worried Benji Bratt will seduce Cougs through the TV

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: If cholo bratt might cost you your marriage then you might have to watch it alone, and when I say alone leave Ted out of the room too. Sam still is weird with me everytime I go past Miss Congeniality on the TV

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bratt is a homewrecker!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: just like Mr. Big when sex in the city was popular. Why can’t you have a cool nickname like Mr. Big? me: because that is mathematically impossible

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Chris Noth was one of those situations where they made it seem like he was so great, but if you just looked at him outside of that context, he was no Bratt

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: bratt is the latin Burt Reynolds less the stache

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If Bratt was ever in Playgirl, divorce rate would’ve spiked to unprecedented records…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: like when Steve Yeager was in there. i think my mom even bought that one. *chills* I need to go puke now

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now you’re making people nauseous…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: mission accomplished!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Just hold your nose when you eat it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are we still talking about Tiffany?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Nope i would have no problem breathing that in

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        The bottled green stuff? Definitely. gimme fresh verde, though, and its tits up ridic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t eat green

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            You just smoke it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are we still talking about Benji Bratt?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I might have to change my avi for football. I do have a RCL twitter league with 5 hot ladies and Tehol in it. GGGGR

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds like 6 hot ladies

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: HA! only you can get a way with saying that

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                When are we not?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: el pato green sauce in the bottle is muy tasty. You didnt even know valentino

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            You calling my sauce knowledge out in the comments? Harsh.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: you don’t know no sauce honkey

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Fine, I’ll just stay asian and rock sriracha. Y’all won’t let me into your East LA lifestyle, I’ll just go farther East.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  When do you fly out?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Tomorrow morning at 5 am’ish. Think I get into Chi-town around mid-day. I won’t be sleeping, I can tell you that much.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      5 am’ish, to get up that early, you must be AMISH! See what I did there?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I almost put it in () that it was slightly different than ‘Amish time’. But since we mentioned Amish, gotta post this:

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: they would think you are the chupacavra and run to the hills

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I’m not here to tell them they’re wrong

  42. Todd25 says:
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    You might even say, Yusmeiro made the Rockies’ bats look *pinky to mouth* Petit.

  43. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Besides the big names (ESPN, CBS and Yahoo) can you recommend some good sites to host roto fantasy leagues?

    Also, how would one go about getting a live scoring feed to do some real-time stats. Like the one used by fantasy sites to handle live stats?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: Costs a ton of money to do live stats… I wouldn’t recommend any boutique sites

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Know anything about FleaFlicker?

        Do you (or maybe Rudy) know if the big sites have APIs for customizing your league. As a developer I’d love to create my own fantasy baseball site that would fix all of the short comings I have encountered over the years (with CBS at least) and be able to adapt and add new cool features. You can’t get the big guys to change anything. At the same token, who in their right mind would play at malamoney.com???

        I just see a lot of ways that fantasy baseball can be made better. Especially H2H leagues that have such an annoying level of luck built in. It’s 2014 damnit, we can do this better.

        Have you guys ever considered getting into the business of hosting leagues?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never played at Fleaflicker… Whole another ball of wax, and for the amount of money to build it, it’s not worth it from preliminary research into it… Honestly, don’t mind the main sites that host leagues anyway…

  44. MooseOutFront says:
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    I can see the future and in it Alex Gordon is underrated yet again next year and he ends up on my team at about pick 80 as he proceeds to bore me to sleep for the 3rd straight year while providing nice production all along the way.

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Grey: That’s funny I missed a couple write-ups this week for the 1st time in a month. Yes exactly to your blurb on him:

        “When he gets to 20 homers on the last day of the year, all will be forgotten, then next March you will look at him and see great counting stats, a solid average and 20 homers and think, “I’m gonna draft him as my 2nd outfielder,” then in June when Gordon has 6 homers you’ll think, “Why the hell did I draft Gordon again?” And that will continue for the next 12 years.”

        and that’s me quoting grey agreeing with me before I wrote it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @MooseOutFront: plus in some leagues you can get him all the way up to around 100th.

  45. stynyr says:
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    10-team, h2h, OPS and SV + H
    c-empty (gomes)
    1b-v-mart
    2b-dozier
    ss-peralta
    3b-arenado
    of-hamilton, braun, j. upton
    util-napoli, hanley
    bn-sandoval, bruce
    dl-gomes

    Just bare with me here, Grey.

    I have Gomes coming off the DL.

    I have Peralta at SS since Hanley was on the DL.

    I have Bruce and sandoval on my bench.

    Who gets dropped for Gomes? Hanley hasn’t done well while Peralta has. But I agree that Bruce has been awful.

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stynyr: I thought we were removing our pants… Lose Peralta

      • stynyr says:
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        @Grey: haha

        Thanks, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. SportiveTricks says:
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    Someone asked about Vogelsong (10.5)n a “pick a streamer” above, but I am curious what you think about him and Haren (12.6) today.

    Grey, I always feel like a jackass asking questions about starts when I can look at the SoN like anyone else, but I blame your blurb on Niese today for making me think you know things that the SoN does not. Oh, and I am also really desperate to improve my Ws down the stretch via streamers.

    Love yas!

  47. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Stache’ Man — Do you have any knowledge on when yahoo adds players to the player list? Rusney Castillo figures to be on the extended Sept roster, and id like a shot at him.

    Second Q – Thoughts on Rusney?

  48. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I’ve kept plugging away with Bruce. My team also includes Longoria and Baez…hit under .180 last week, I wish I was lying!

    • Nathan Moore says:
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      @Randy BoBandy:

      Baez is absolutely killing me right now (my league counts Ks against us). I’m really kicking myself for not dropping him in favor of Soler.

  49. The Big Yabu says:
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    Time to give up on Rios?
    Replacement options include J.D. Martinez, Torii, Leonys, Eaton, Markakis, and Ozuna.

  50. Carlos says:
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    Would you drop Butler or Bruce for K Vargas?

    My team is in first and I just dropped Trumbo for Soler. I don’t want to disrupt the apple cart too much.

    Thanks.

  51. Steve says:
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    Would you drop Avisail for Schafer?

    OF: Stanton, Braun, Cespedes, Soler, Ackley, AJax, Avisail

    I have Dee but am worried about the playoffs in SB.

  52. EJ says:
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    Was chatting w/ a friend about how I’m having a hard time dropping Rios in case he comes alive during the playoffs (kept him with an 8th rd pick after a huge 2013). Told him: I think I’ve owned him so long that I have Stockholm Syndrome.

    Which leads me to a potential new glossary term where you still have a positive attachment to, and have a hard time dropping a guy even though he’s “held your team hostage” for months. You likely justify holding onto him by citing how good he was in a previous season, or for a 1-2 month stretch earlier in this season.

    The official term could be “Brockholt Syndrome”.

    “I know Blackmon has been mediocre for much of the season, but remember when he hit .400 in April? I think I’ll hang on a bit longer.” “Dude, I’m no doctor, but sounds as if you have a case of Brockholt Syndrome.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: I like the general area, but why Brock Holt?

      • EJ says:
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        @Grey: Mostly because his Brockholt and Stockholm are very similar sounding, ha! But also because he’s been terrible since the ASB (.230 avg / .563 OPS). He’s become a single category producer (runs) and has been frustrating to own. The problem is certainly the lack of better 3B options, that he’s only been relevant for this season and that the term could become defunct if he becomes a steady producer.

        How about a more general term like Stock-Hold Syndrome? Since you grow attached and can’t help but hold onto these guys too long.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stock-Hold isn’t great, but I do like the area you’re in…

          • EJ says:
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            @Grey: StuckHold Syndrome. Your irrational attachment means you get stuck holding onto these guys that are killing your team.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! That’s solid, let me run it by Rudy…

              • @Grey: it’s funny but…stockholm syndrome is about a captor treating you awful and somehow making you like them. this type of hitter treats you wonderfully in the beginning. so the term should derive from a metaphor where you start positively and stay too long.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds like a relationship that goes sour

                • EJ says:
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                  @Rudy Gamble: Makes sense. Appreciate the consideration. I’ll see if anything else comes to mind.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Rudy Gamble: sounds like Brucely Syndrome

  53. L-Boogie says:
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    From the Someone Punch Me in the Face files. Dateline: March 24, 2014. New York, NY.

    With the 6th pick of the 4th round of the 2014 draft, the L-Boogies select… Jay Bruce.

    With the 7th pick of the 4th round of the 2014 draft, some lucky schmucko selects… Giancarlo Stanton.

    Hindsight’s a bitch.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @L-Boogie: Im more surprised stanton was in the fourth round

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: People were really down on him to start the season. Knee? problems, terrible offense, pitchers park, etc. Even Mrs. Grey Stanton had him ranked outside the top 20. I decided to take the safe road and select Prince in round 2, J-Up in the 3rd, and Jay Bruce in round 4… followed by Ryan Zimmerman in round 5. So you see, there really was no place for Giancarlo on my team. I would have had too many HRs.

        • Abdoozy says:
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          @L-Boogie:
          I read on some other site (yes, other sites exist, clearly inferior by every objective and subjective measure; nonetheless, their existence has to be acknowledged) that every year sees a player taken on average in the 4th round who turns out to be a complete bust. Clearly Bruce fits that bill for 2014 — I don’t like dropping 4th round picks but you cant get married to where you drafted an obvious schmoe, especially in a redraft league.

          I have a rule: If a guy hasn’t done anything by August 1st, there’s a real good chance he’s not going to do anything after that date. It’s too hard to make changes on the fly midseason. The fact that I couldn’t get any kind of reasonable value in trade for him (I tried for a month before I let him go) spoke volumes.

          He was snapped up from waivers immediately, of course, and the guy who blew a top waiver slot on him is currently getting his ass kicked in the first round of the playoffs.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @L-Boogie: Ha

  54. Tehol Beddict says:
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    BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE.

    Grey,

    Tis I, Tranny Porn.

    Did you win the Evan Longoria for Bruce and K-rod trade we made?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: I think both sides caused equal agony… I wish I had K-Rod and would give you Longo for him…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @frankgrimes: is your new neighbor in the castro and not really a woman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  55. Maxi says:
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    12 team, daily H2H league with OBP and SLG. My OF is Braun, Cespedes, Avisail, Corey Dickerson, Jorge Soler. We start 3OFs, 2 UTIL

    I want to drop Bruce for some speed and OBP, but Pearce is looking really good too and I’m already a lock for the playoffs. Would you drop Bruce for Cain, Schafer or Pearce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: Pearce

  56. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey!

    I’m heading into playoffs next Monday (14-team H2H weekly points league 7Pts per Win, 3pts per QS)

    Please help me decide 5 SP for next week

    Cobb Vs BAL
    Cole @STL and @CHC
    Fiers Vs STL
    Gray Vs SEA
    Greinke Vs ARI
    Fister @ LAD
    Haren Vs WAS
    Minor Vs PHI
    A. Wood @ MIA

    Also, should I start Trumbo (4 games @ SD and 3 @ LAD) or Soler (3 games Vs MIL and 3 Vs PIT)
    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks! Soler… Minor, Cole, Fiers, Wood, Greinke

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. gareth says:
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    Back from my NYC vacation. It was a blast!

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: so many.

        Winning the Broadway lottery for “Book of Mormon” and seeing it with my Mother REALLY close to the stage was definitely up there.

        The horse and carriage tour around central park was great too. The guide was the owner and was really informative, providing lots of movie and history trivia.

        The whole trip though was fantastic. I’m not a city guy by any means but I absolutely loved New York City and can’t wait to go back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Still haven’t seen Book of Mormon but have heard great things…

          • gareth says:
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            @Grey: I’ve seen a decent amount of theater and it was the best show I’ve ever seen.

            Ben platt from the movie “pitch perfect” was one of leads. He was great, but the entire case as a whole was faultless.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, yeah, been trying to get to it for a few years now…

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Nice how was CATS

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @J-FOH: Ha Ha…now it makes sense

          • gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: on the last day as I was heading out of town i walked past a store and there was a lady in what appeared to be a backless dress talking to guy outside.

            She turned around and was in fact topless. I thought that was a bit odd to be parading a pair if saggy boobs on the street (it wasn’t outside a strip club, it was a regular store) but I was in a hurry to catch my bus so brushed it off as another NYC oddity (I had seen many by that stage).

            Found out a few days later there was some kind of women’s protest going on in NYC, and thousands of women were going topless for the day.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @gareth: you took a bus to NYC

              • gareth says:
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                @J-FOH: Not just any bus. It was a MEGABUS. Not a bad trek from Ohio actually. Great price too.

                • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                  @gareth: megabus kicks ass. you can sometimes get tickets as cheap as 5 bucks.

      • gareth says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Ended up seeing book of Mormon with my Mom and Matilda with my niece.

        Cats wasn’t showing.

        :-(

        • J-FOH says:
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          @gareth: you went to the cat cafe and rolled round on the floor while someone dangled a shoelace over your head

  58. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Reflecting on my first ten picks and how devastated my team was by injury and/or poor performance (Goldschmidt, Harper, Bruce, Myers, Segura, Bailey) it is with a deep debt of gratitude that I raise my Blue Hawaiian to you, sir.

    Your analysis and advice has kept me in the thick of the hunt throughout the season. I am still hanging in there and battling for a possible league win thanks to the Razzball community.

    Thanks, and mustache be with you!

  59. gareth says:
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    Want to drop a reliever to stream a hitter today. Who’s the drop?

    Neshek, W. Davis or Petricka?

  60. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I will always use SON, but this is the last 3 days going from the Gutter to the Grail and wanted to see what you thought, I got 1 move left and need K’s & W

    Cashner V SD 10.4 (this is my fav, just concerned he’ll only pitch 5 ing)
    Degrom V Phi 11.1 (same thing as Cash leaving early & don’t trust)
    Nuno v Col 11.3 not a big K guy, but damn COL is bad
    Wada @ Stl 9.6 Wada think about this Won?

    Your insight is always appreciated, Let’s go team Reggie Ledoux!!! (let’s get another trophy for co-manager Grey & Razzball)

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: True Detective Season 2 is going to be different character’s (bummed cause I loved Woody & McConaughey ) and rumor is that it’s going to be a possible sex trafficking story line, in obscure California local . Let’s hope Wada brings home the Win! Thanks!!! Have a great Holiday weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m just hoping the 2nd season makes a bit more sense… You too!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: 2 Wada’s make a Right!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Soooooo Ryu’s coming off the DL against SD on Sunday. I know the risk of an SP coming off DL, but he took Hadoken in the ass. Wada or Ryu?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Ryu

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re in the wrong post, btw

  61. willclark says:
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    Months ago I thought i overpaid by trading away Bruce, Polanco and Gray to get Puig in a keeper league but now I’m much happier with that move. Some more Puig HR’s would be better though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could bite you in a keeper, if those guys are all keepable, but fine for this year, yeah

  62. gareth says:
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    I liked your complimentary comments about the emerging Cleveland Indians starting pitchers. On paper the rotation looks pretty underwhelming but the likes of Carrasco, Bauer and House keep producing.

    Corey Kluber probably helped to win more than a few fantasy baseball leagues this year and looks to have joined the elite.

    The Indians team ERA this month has been one of the best in baseball.

    Note to self: avoid drafting or streaming Indians hitters next year (unless they are called “Gomes” or “Brantley”) and grab pitchers instead.

    Swisher, Kipnis and to a lesser extent Santana really screwed me this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      House is garbage… You’re only seeing part of what I said… They’re not all good…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: not my favorite show either.

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @J-FOH: HA!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All My Children?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: nah, more of a days of our lives guy…wait! what?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mmhmm

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: speaking of TV, the babys mama is hooked on american ninja warrior, I tell her she likes it because it has really fit acrobatic men on it which is the complete opposite of me. I can barely f**king walk

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Isn’t Tehol on that show?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: he’s too tall.Those guys are all like 5’2″. I think they need to have one where out of shape fat guys try to do it set to benny hill music.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yakety Sax! The best (worst?) are the Youtube videos of disasters set to that music

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: my grandfather loved Benny Hill and I didn’t get it til I was older that he really didn’t have interest in my grandma anymore.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The old man at the end was the King Pimp

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      @gareth: does Kluber repeat this year or do people over pay next year. It was a major leap and a shock based on ADP when compared to other 2nd year arms

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: it will be interesting to see where hes getting drafted next year

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: probably around where mad BUm and Sale went on the high side and where Tehran and Cobb went on the low side. I think 7th – 9th rounder in a general draft of players who get influenced by all different websites. Not just Razzarmy guys

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @J-FOH: Yea that sounds about right..took a while for people to start taking Sale seriously..Kluber will probably follow his path (Draft wise)

            • J-FOH says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: the Mike trout phenom has made everyone turn to young boy nookie and always pass on proven guys. Its always cooler when you have who’s next vs having solid and boring which always helps you win your league. I like Kluber, but won’t overpay for him in a serious league.

              • gareth says:
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                @J-FOH: kluber may be too rich for my blood next year, depending on where he falls the draft..

                Agree with Grey that House is garbage. Meant to type Salazar. Hopefully Kzar figures it out.

                • gareth says:
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                  @gareth: grey prefers his anatomy over house.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Don’t mortgage the future on him

                    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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                      @Grey: none of us around here will be able to afford kluber next year. in less you got lucky enough to have him in keeper or dynasty.

  63. Brian says:
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    Who to drop: Odorizzi, Alfredo Simon, or O’Flaherty?

    16 team H2H keeper. And I have a post-season birth locked up. So I’m thinking of the playoffs now and next years rookie keeper (I just pulled Soler out of the NA slot, so now I’m trying to stash another minor leaguer). O’Flaherty is my 3rd closer (which gives me a slight advantage in my league), but I’m not sure how long he’ll have the job.

    I’m leaning toward dropping Odorizzi because I’m applying the McHugh logic above to Simon… As an O’s fan, I know that Simon can be a killer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You can lose Odorizzi if you’re playing to win this year

  64. JeF With 1 F says:
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    So what was the verdict…Slumberjack…Late Boomer?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: @Grey: Ha…how many glossary terms gets me a tee shirt….im in the process of trademarking Wet Tail (not in the glossary but close enough) and NyQuility start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, if you can get ten in there… Good luck!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Damn ten…is someone even close to that…other than you and Rudy ha ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Awesomus Maximus and Oaktown might be close, not sure

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: I got work to do

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  BETTS get busy!

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: NOO Not again

                    • Grey

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                      Yes!

  65. das coffee frau says:
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    keeper question. 1st round miggy or 27th round soler?

    same issue 1st round miggy or 14th round baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Baez

  66. JustanUncle says:
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    who do you favor: Gray for Teheran and Carter for Gray. 6-keeper 12 man H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t really understand the question

      • JustanUncle says:
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        @Grey: sorry, its Teheran and Carter for Gray. uck ,the simpsons marathon is making my brain soft.

        • Grey

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          I’d want Teheran side

  67. blanky says:
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    ina keeper you can keep 4 of these who would you keep

    Posey
    Rizzo
    Choo
    Myers
    Jennings
    Kershaw
    Gray
    Fister
    Iwakuma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey, Rizzo, Kershaw, Myers

  68. das coffee frau says:
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    in a keeper where you can keep polanco super cheap, what do you envision of him next year? top 60 player? whats his ceiling in your opinion? 20/30?

    • Grey

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      120, That ceiling is possible

  69. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 2 –

    (21) JD Martinez @CWS facing Carroll
    (30) Moss @LAA facing Weaver
    (50) Duda @Home facing Buchanan
    (67) Myers @Home facing Ranaudo
    (153) Baez @STL facing S. Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Moss

  70. Matty Ice Bags says:
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    Grey,

    I need some steals here in the final few weeks, but I don’t just want a guy who will contribute in only one category. Jarred Dyson would help with steals, but he doesn’t look like he is getting enough at-bats. My other options are Carl Crawford, Lorenzo Cain, and Ender Inciarte, who all look to be getting more at-bats than Dyson right now.

    Who of Dyson, Cain, Crawford, and Inciarte can help me the most in steals moving forward without taking a huge hits in runs/rbis?

    • Matty Ice Bags says:
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      @Matty Ice Bags: I’m also in a weekly league, so I can’t move them in and out of the lineup, and I have limit moves left on the year, so I just want one that I can pick up and hopefully use through the end of the year.

    • Grey

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      Cain

      • Matty Ice Bags says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick response!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. royce! says:
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    If I have Kinsler at 2B, Miggy at 3B, Rizzo at IF, and Kennys at UTIL, is there any reason to hold on to Brett Lawrie? I want to use his DL spot for Everth, who might come in handy next month, and pick up Kuroda, who should get two starts the first week of our playoffs. 14 team h2h counting 5×5 plus OBP and XBH for hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you can lose Lawrie

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: ROYCE!

  72. tony says:
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    Need help with pitching this week, so I picked up josh collmenter vs rockies?
    What do you think?

    Thank in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for a stream

  73. John says:
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    Own perez, few options on wire, grab or hold. Gomes Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  74. Cranz says:
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    Love the lede. Good stuff as always, Grey.

    You like Schafer or Cain for SAGNOF goodness?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cain

  75. Jon says:
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    Betts or Ackley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  76. Jon says:
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    What are the chances Homer pitches again this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30%

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: What are the chances my team puts up some numbers the next three days and i get a win…its not looking good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, rooting for you…

  77. dem ribbies says:
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    between the 4 below, who would you rather keep into next year at minimum bid? and do not need them for playoffs.

    Votto, Anibal, Homer, Pedro Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  78. Grey

    Grey says:
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  79. dem ribbies says:
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    in a keeper w/ $200 budget

    would you deal Puig $35 for Altuve $13 and Yelich $10?

    Have Myers$4, Avisail$3 and Rusney$16

  80. Big Al says:
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    Sooooooo !!!!! After reading this I already knew Jay Brucie has been Craptastic for the year except for that 2 week hot streak. I did not know Petit had gotten 46 straight outs. Is that like a perfect game and 3/4’s of the way to a second one ? It is in some dimension… And the Giants let Linsecum start and pay him 21 million a year and Petit has to clean the bathrooms in the clubhouse before he go’s home. This really is a fanasty of baseball here, and that’s me quoting me….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Come to the new post

  81. Grey

    Grey says:
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