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To misquote Lucinda Williams, “You don’t have to prove your manhood to me constantly, Jim Johnson.”  Maybe prove it once in a while.  Maybe once in a blue moon with a slice of orange to tie in your uniform.  Yesterday, he blew his third save in a row and his league-leading ninth.  As the Orioles vie for a pennant spot, the boo birds are probably out in full force in Baltimore.  Or for the big-boned fans in Baltimore, the Boog birds.  If it was simply based on performance or the will of my piercing brown eyes, Johnson would be doing mop duty dressed as a pelican and every time someone made a mess they’d point to Johnson and say, “I can’t clean it up, but Peli-can.”  The Orioles really should give him a rest and turn it over to Francisco Rodriguez or Tommy Hunter.  For those of you hoping to vulture some sweet, sweet saves, it’s not a clear cut case of Johnson about to be removed, Lorena Bobbit-style.  He’s built up some goodwill over the last twelve months with 51 saves last year and 39 saves now.  Also, the O’s are Confucius non gratis as to who is their set-up man.  K-Rod, his goggles and his dyslexic dor-K lifestyle has plenty of experience, but the O’s have gone to Hunter to save a few games this year.  I grabbed K-Rod in one league where I’m desperate, but this is a shituation that maybe even Peli-can’t handle.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Tejada – The Royals moved him to the 60-day DL.  I wouldn’t be surprised if in ten years someone opens a storage locker and finds Tejada.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-2 with his 19th steal, his third steal in the last four games.  What’s a fourteen letter phrase for SAGNOF?  He went to Jarrod.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.19.  Instead of Gio Gonzalez or Yovani, I could’ve drafted Ervin.  Pardon me while I stick my head into a tank of piranhas.

Mike Moustakas – Out until this weekend after being spotted in a walking boot.  Too bad it wasn’t a spotted boot with him being released into a leopard cage.

Justin Ruggiano – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and 1 caught stealing.  Damn, his Italian ancestors frown on that.  He better not snitch.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  I wonder what Logan Morrison would do for a living if the Marlins weren’t around to employ him.  *wavy lines*  Here I am standing in a Carl’s Jr. in an alternate universe.  Lifting a hamburger bun, I reveal a hashtag carved into my burger.  I found Logan if there were no Marlins!

Donovan Solano – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  If you can own a Marlin hitter besides Stanton (and that’s been trying this year), you have a stronger constitution than me and Jon Jay.

Jacob Turner – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (6 BBs), zero Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.89, and raising his xFIP to ugly.  His numbers look similar to Travis Wood, which is to say he shouldn’t have this low of an ERA and I don’t trust him, but no one knows when the Regression Fairies are going to show up, all bedazzled and shizz.

Emilio Bonifacio – Traded to the Royals for cash and a player to be named later.  “I, Dayton Moore, name Steve Balboni.”  Bonifacio should take over the 2nd base job in KC, assuming Butler doesn’t accidentally pour BBQ sauce on his head and eat him.  “I, Billy Butler, think you look succulent.”  So, Bonifacio could have some value with an everyday job, but I’d like to see him hit first, since he’s now batting .218 with only 12 steals.  I, Grey Albright, am not picking him up yet.

Colby Rasmus – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  He’ll be fine in two weeks; Colby’s a Survivor!

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  The trade of Emilio and DL’ing of Rasmus should mean Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, has an everyday job for at least two weeks.   I’ve owned him for a few days, and I don’t care if he starts every day or pinch runs.  Doesn’t matter to me.  Just steal bases.

Clay Buchholz – Threw 50 pitches in the bullpen and could return in early September.  Here’s hoping since I just traded Chris Perez for him, which may have been my worst trade ever, but I was trying to reallocate saves, and get some innings in a deep league.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and first one since July 24th.  I’ll make an over-the-internet bet with you for $3 of FAAB that you can’t collect (my attorney asked that I specify).  Napoli will finish the year with 24 homers.  It’s what he does every year plus or minus three homers.

Manny Machado – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  The strange case of Manny Machado:  I traded him in the only league I owned him, which is the death blow for my love usually — again, with emphasis — USUALLY, but I still really like Machado and hope he’s successful.  I feel like his career counselor.

Brian Roberts – 3-for-6, 1 run and hitting .500 in the last four games.  Here’s me the last few days.  Wake up, scratch myself, step in front of a mirror and say, “Today, I will be the best mustachioed man I can be, and not talk about Brian Roberts.”  I’ve managed to succeed for the last three days on both accounts.  Today, I failed on the Roberts front.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Yesterday, I said he was getting hot, and now the second verse, same as the first.

Desmond Jennings – Aims to return Monday.  Can’t believe he still uses AOL Instant Messenger.

Matt Moore – Won’t return this weekend because his elbow feels “good but not great.”  That’s gonna make it hard for Metacritic to give his arm a number grade.

David Price – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Ugh.  Against the Mariners?  With The Harangtuan pitching?  Why do you stress me, Fantasy Baseball Overlord?  WHY?!

Wil Myers – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  That brings him up to the 2014 draft slot of 117.  Three more homers to get him into the 90′s.

Danny Farquhar – 0 IP, 2 ER and his third blown save (first since he took over the closer job).  Lord Farquhar, you’ve been Shrek’d!  I got some hateful sneers when I wasn’t fawning over Lord Farquhar when he got the closer job.  People said I wasn’t excited enough.  You, people.  He’ll keep the job for now, but another blown save like this and he might not be long for the job, especially with Medina rocking a 2.52 ERA and Farquhar a 5.17 ERA.

Jered Weaver – 5 IP, 9 ER.  The Regression Fairies love to go for tea with their lady friends, they know every Lady Gaga song by heart but really love ‘Born This Way,’ and they will ruin your ERA with a quick flip of their wrist.

Grant Green – 3-for-4, 1 run.  You missed out on Brad Miller, Nick Franklin and an array of other middle infielder call-ups?  There’s still Grant Green.

Ivan Nova – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, 2.99 ERA.  Nope, he’s not quite this good, but I’d continue to ride him, in the non-sexual way.

Alfonso Soriano – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and two homers (23, 24).  Now two huge days in a row for Soriano after going deep twice on Tuesday.  The vibe in the Yankees clubhouse must be agreeing with him.  Just a bunch of vets reminiscing about where they were when Kennedy was shot, teaching each other about how to enlarge the text on their iPhones and talking about the lastest episode of 60 Minutes.

Robinson Cano – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He came out of the game early because Girardi doesn’t own him in fantasy like I do and doesn’t need him to go 5-for-5.  Dah!  There should be a glossary term for when a big hitter comes out of the game early in blow outs.  Please suggest in the comments.  Thanks!

Tim Lincecum – 6 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He must’ve stayed at the Holiday Inn Express last night (with Samardzija and Homer Bailey).  Pick a direction you want your ratios to go, and stick with it!

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  If he can inch his nose above 20 homers on the year, we’re gonna have a full-blown sleeper for next year.  Not the good kind though.  The kind that every site touts and ends up pushing his price way too high.  For some reason, if Belt ends the season at 19 homers, psychologically, he won’t seem as appealing and no one will mention him.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  About time he traded in his toothpick for a real bat.  *checking replays*  Oh, that wasn’t a toothpick, it just looked that way next to him.  Sandoval has been a huge disappointment this year, but hopefully this is a sign he’s going to finish the season well.  I’ll believe = I’ll see it.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.02, upping his record to 14-6.  That’s twice as many wins as the next nearest Nats starter (Gio & Haren) and eight more wins than Strasburg.  Put wins in one hand and luck in the other and you have two empty hands.  See what I mean?  That shizz is philosophical.

Bronson Arroyo – 7 IP, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks in Wrigley.  The wind must’ve been blowing in.  If it was blowing out, his 83 MPH fastball would’ve fell 20 feet short of the plate.  I feel like Arroyo gets a game like this every couple of weeks, and, since his ERA is down to 3.35, it might even be more often than that, but I still think if you own Bronson you have a Death Wish.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  For next year at least, I still think there’s something to Frazier, but I might be in de Niles.

Chris Rusin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  After the game, the Cubs put Rusin back in their electrical outlet to be removed next time they need a poison pill.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks, as he tied his owners to the WHIPping post.  Oh, Porcello, you have so much promise, but you put up these starts that are so yawnstipating.  He’s still been better than he has in past years, but I want more like Veruca Salt.

Omar Infante – 2-for-4 and 5-for-9 in the last two games after returning from the DL on Monday.  Big Baby Infante isn’t going to win you any leagues, but if you’re desperate for a hot average bat, I could see grabbing him.

Gordon Beckham – 3-for-4, hitting .308 on the year, but he has 3 homers and 5 steals.  He’s a relatively decent source of average and runs while at the top of the lineup, which is to say, before you pick him up, set your alarm clock for every time you look at him on your team.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, and four for his last nine.  I’d absolutely grab him for some upside, and, just think, you can scream out his name like you’re singing Awolnation.

Wilin Rosario – Sat out yesterday with a flared-up hammy.  Kermit suffers from the same problem.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as he hits in the three hole behind LeMahieu.  Appropriately enough, that means DJ’s setting up for a CD.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th steal.  Between Dyson and Fowler, SAGNOF this week is like playing a game of chicken.

Jorge de la Rosa – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.22.  If you owned Chacin and dlR instead of Verlander and CC, you’d be doing better.  Sorry, I know that hurts.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-5, 3 runs and his 14th homer.  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, he’s the 8th ranked catcher, having about the same value as Jason Castro, and just off Joe Mauer, which is relatively uninteresting, but at the top of the catchers right now?  Wilin Rosario, above Posey.  The same Wilin Rosario that I swear to you some people have asked about dropping.

Joe Mauer – 5-for-7, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  See about 1/8th of an inch above for my thoughts on catchers, i.e., even the good ones are far from interesting.

Jeremy Hefner – Out with a partially torn MCL, which was a much better year for Louis VII.

Marlon Byrd – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Looked like he was cooling, but in the bigger picture he has 18 homers and a .286 average on the year, who do you have that you desperately need to pick up to replace him?

LaTroy Hawkins – 1 IP, 2 ER as he blew the save.  Oh, boy.  The Cuddle Boy has emerged.  Damn, couldn’t he get through another month plus as the closer?  Well, he answered that question.  I’d hold Hawkins for now, but the Mets might go to Aardsma next.

Coco Crisp – Sat out again with his wrist bothering him.  I’m going to call the A’s liars for saying day-to-day.  Can we start using day-to-week?  Day-to-four-day-weeekend?  Day-to-maybe-Friday?

Jarrod Parker – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Astros.  Somewhere in the ‘vs. Astros’ lies what I think of this start by Parker.

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Okay, so let me guess, 25 years ago the most popular name in the country was any form of Jarod.  Cosart has a 1.15 ERA and is definitely on my radar for next year.  For this year, you need to go start by start at this point, and he goes to Arlington next which I wouldn’t mess with.

Josh Fields – Got the save yesterday, which proves the Asstros have no idea who their closer is, which proves proves that you shouldn’t chase saves here unless you’re really desperate, which proves proves proves…Wait, there’s no three proves.

Juan Francisco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers.  This was his second and third homer in the last week and has been hitting over .300 in that time.  Can’t have enough starches, so let’s add a hot schmotato to this Juan Francisco treat.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4 which comes after his two-homer game on Tuesday.  Don’t need to be his brother, Moped, to get excited about him.  If you don’t love the idea of Grant Green, roll out Scooter!

Tyler Thornburg – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks in Arlington.  Damn, came so close to streaming him for this start, but didn’t.  Don’t worry, according to the Stream-o-Nator, I’ll get another chance to chicken out of starting him his next time out vs. the Cardinals.

Alexi Ogando – Dealing with shoulder problems.  Make him Alexi Odropo.

Oscar Taveras – Out with season-ending surgery on his ankle.  Or as Variety would report, ‘Taveras Ankled.’

Garrett Jones – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Out of curiosity, I looked up to see what kind of hard-on the Hitter-Tron has for Jones, and he’s crazy about him for Friday.  If Hitter-Tron only knew we used to call him Robot Jones.

Francisco Liriano – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.68.  I can see it now.  This offseason the Pirates are going to be taking on all Twins’ reclamation projects:  Morneau, Johan, Olsen Twins.

Brandon Beachy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 4 Ks.  I’m surprised by his control even if this was against the Phils.  He’s still not the ace he could be as early as next year after a full offseason of training, but better than I expected him to be at this point.  (Think 2012 Wainwright vs. this year, which would be a cool Terminator-type twist on the season.)

Jason Heyward – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Member what I said like 1500 words ago about Machado?  Heyward’s the opposite.  I own him and kinda hate him.  Still would like to see him salvage this season.  Get to 20 homers, you schmohawk!

Domonic Brown – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  Has cooled off, but you didn’t need to be a rocket surgeon to figure he would.  He’s not a 10+ homer per month guy.  Still has maintained the bulk of his production, which is Dom-o-nic!

John Lannan – After giving up five runs in 1 1/3 IP, he left yesterday’s start with a knee injury.  He hurt it taking a knee.

Delmon Young – The news said the Phillies officially released him.  This kinda cracked me up.  It’s like they weren’t playing him for a while, then they started booking him on a separate flights for road games, then they started telling him they were going to Denny’s after the game but went to a distant diner outside of the city, then, unable to lose him, they officially released him.

Darin Ruf – 1-for-4 with his 7th homer, his 4th homer in the last nine games.  That’s in only 110 ABs.  Prorate that over 500 ABs and the Phils should see if they can find someone to take Ryan Howard off their hands.  Yeah, right; he’s owed like $140 million.  Wait a second, anyone have Arte Moreno’s phone number?

  1. Dani says:
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    Samardzija or Shelby Miller ROS?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Dani: match ups at this point, i dropped Jabberjaw a while ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dani: Miller

  2. Dani says:
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    Do you like Lohse at home vs. Reds tomorrow?
    Vogelsong at Washington?
    Bedard at Oakland?

    Any? or stay away from all?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Dani: I thought we covered this, if Ross is available then take him, if not I would stay away from all three

    • Wheeler in the sky says:
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      @Dani:
      Think Vogelsong has a shot to work out – I’m running him out there in my NL league, but I’d sit in mixed. Definitely wouldn’t touch the others. Agree with Jack that Ross is better if avlb.

  3. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I hate myself for asking this, Beckham, Infante, or Rendon at MI? I have Beckham, would think Infante is better ROS, but Beckham is playing so damn well. It’s like he got injected with confidence. Rendon is interesting because he could still hit 7 HR’s the rest of the way.

      • ElBoss says:
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        @swiggy: I hate Beckham, yeah he gets on base, but when was the last time the guy got a freaking RBI!!! Yawnspitating at its best!!!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: I’d be surprised if he hits more than 1…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Wake Up: my hunch says he is going to finish strong, my hunch also makes it hard for me to find a good t-shirt

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: I think he finishes strong too…just don’t think he’s a HR hitter at this point…and Ha!

      • paul t. says:
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        @Grey:
        grey…
        how about “premature remove-ulation” for the glossary term regarding a big hitter being removed early….or something along those lines

        tals23

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Strawberry’d better

  4. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    premature retractulation

    • matt says:
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      @JashFath: haha I wrote something similar. . Swear I just saw this after I commented.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JashFath: It’s okay, let’s see what else we have…

    • paul t. says:
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      @JashFath:
      wow….just scrolled down….guess mines not so original after all

  5. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Is Son of a Sit too confusing?

  6. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Damn you Girardi for being all prudent with Cano, it’s a bunch of crap if you ask me, it’s just prudent poop…..OK, I just wanted to call a Yankee poop

  7. Colton says:
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    h2h ops

    Dump Castro for Andrus?
    Dump Dunn for Smoak, Belt, Morneau?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Colton: Andrus is playing well and for something right now

      • Colton says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate:
        Yes, and my entire IF is terrible right now. I need some better bodies in there, I have Wieters, Dunn, Rendon, Lawrie, Sandoval manning the close part of the diamond in a 10tm lg. Will not be a threat to anyone in the playoffs with that group of hooligans dragging down the efforts of my solid OF.

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @Colton: to inject some optimism, Sandoval looks ready to break out of his slump and Lawrie is catching fire, so I think you are good there, I would try and find another 1B option to split with Dunn, play the matchups with whoever else is there, it’s a 10 teamer, there should be someone. Rendon is a tough call if he’s MI there should be a hot schomato there. Only thing I can say on his behalf is the Nats are catching fire and he’s getting RBI’s. post some FA options for 1B and wherever Rendon plays

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            @Jack Full O’ Hate:
            Pretty much Smoak, Belt, & Morneau as the best options at 1B. Since Sandoval has been scuffling, Lawrie has been at 3rd with Rendon @2nd. If Panda can string together a few good games like last night, it makes one of them expendable. Also have a pair of trades hanging in the air trying to move Dom Brown for Machado or Freddie Freeman, though I don’t expect anything to happen on that front.

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      @Colton:
      For me it’s Andrus…Belt for now while hot, but like you say none are great

      • Colton says:
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        @Wheeler in the sky: Pretty much my line of thinking right now. I have the top four tms in the lg coming up on the schedule next wk so any inroads I can make to get counting stats from those problem areas will determine how competitive I am to hold a playoff spot.

  8. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    can we just call it a dick move? That was a really dick move by Girardi sitting Cano…….I really should not drink and post at this hour.

    I want to thank Oaktown Steve for the mind expanding pill you gave us yesterday called a stack. That electric Kool-Aid one team offensive stream approach is the dance with the devil at the crossroads I’ve been looking for. High wires and gun fire lets abuse the whip donkees

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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: the winners on draft kings do this pretty often, actually. problem is it’s like playing crazy aggressive early game deep person poker tournament before the ante’s kick in; when it works you could do really well, but most of the time you flame out early. I’d guess doing this over the long run would result in more first place finishes, and many more out of the money finishes.

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    I do believe that a star player making a short appearance in a blowout is a cameo.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @fri-guy: thats good, it’s a star cameo, like when Wil Smith was in Jersey Girl….wait, what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fri-guy: It’s okay, not totally funny

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    Or like E.T., where just when ET’s on the brink of something special he up and f’ing leaves.

    • fri-guy says:
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      @fri-guy: not a suggested term with ET, just a stupid attempt at a late night cameo joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fri-guy: Ha! I kinda like that… I’ll see what else we have…

  11. Wheeler in the sky says:
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    emergency brake…garbage dump – as in dumped in garbage time. 2nd one might be a stretch

  12. Thoughts on the 2 trades I just made in my H2H KEEPER league. I was long ago eliminated from the playoffs by the way..

    I traded Teheran & Beltran for Freddie Freeman.

    I traded Cole Hamels & Billy Butler for Goldie..

    • Wheeler in the sky says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      Agreed, well done. Low price to acquire Goldy especially.

      • Colton says:
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        @Wheeler in the sky: That’s a steal; could probably turn a nice profit if he chose to move Freeman in the future too-since he landed a bigtime 1B stud for years with Goldy.

        • Wheeler in the sky says:
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          @Colton:
          I’m biased as my offense in my NL only is centered around low priced Goldy and Freeman. Goldy should be the #1 1B for awhile and Freddie will be top 5 1B for a few years IMO. If he has a COR slot then he’s fine keeping both. If Freeman goes to UT than I agree, use him as trade bait later.

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            @Wheeler in the sky: Can’t go wrong either way; if he can roster both long-term, who’s to say Freeman doesn’t grow into his power and become a Votto-type option in the next year or two.

            • Wheeler in the sky says:
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              @Colton:
              Agreed, I think Freeman is very underrated by most people. He’s better than Craig and Ad Gonzalez 2014 and beyond without question in my eyes. Potential to be better than all but Goldy, Votto, Fielder next year (if Davis comes back to earth). And he’s younger than all those guys so room for growth.

    • matt says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: You ripped the guys butthole open then made him wipe afterwards.

  13. bossmanjunior says:
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    Girardi exercised the pull out method just when it was getting good to ensure your team didn’t get impregnated with more stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Oh, the rhythm method… Hmm, maybe… I think we might have better…

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    Rather than ask which pitcher I should start yesterday, I should have asked which pitchers can wreck my ERA/WHIP. You would have had the same answer…all of them!

    Ironically Lester sat on the bench and had the best start of the group while Lincecum, Garza, Miller, Farquar, and Perkins wiped their ass on my weekly stats.

    Are we holding Lincecum or dropping for a new flavor of kush?

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    why was g.jones called “robot” anyway?
    doesn’t it seem pretty likely that those blurbs are right when they say that Lo is likely closer now, but he had pitched 2.33 innings last 2 days. I don’t think any of us are happy that Fields got out alive though, would have been better if he needed to come out, or blew it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Maye on Fields… Google Robot Jones

  16. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Batty Recall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: I like it, will put it on the list of possibilities…

  17. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Putz will get the save if needed. Zeigler has pitched in 3 straight and the bearded rollie pollie has pitched in 4 straight. In cleveland, perez and smith prolly a no-go so look for cody allen to get the save. And next we have… *falls asleep*

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @HandOfGaudin: Allen has pitched the last three days, if Perez can’t go then it should be smith

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: yawp, you right. I think thats wat i meant… Late night. Thanks for the confirmation!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HandOfGaudin: Ha, I was thinking Putz, not like that…

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: arizona doesnt even play today… HA! Duhhhh.. failed SS. i picked him up too.. shoulda just batty called someone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, dah…

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            @Grey: Face: Palm.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @HandOfGaudin: i’ve done that before too, you gotta check before you hit the add button.

              • HandOfGaudin says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: was checkin closers who pitched 3 days in a row in hopes to steal a save or two. Forgot it was a short day today. Shoulda tried to do it sooner than 2am.

                *sad trombone*

  18. Byron from Austin says:
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    Mornin y’all,

    Very close to gaining a point in wins, era and whip- would you risk starting Burnett @stl (vs Lynn) today? for perspective, I DID start beachy yesterday, but it didn’t seem that risky. also of note, 2 teams are within 5 k’s of me, BUT there is an IP cap, and I feel like we’ll all hit it and I’ll have more k’s at that time. thanks, and have a good one!

      • Byron from Austin says:
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        @Grey:
        ugh. Eux whale, can’t win em all! that era point might cost me a few hundred dollars from 1st to 2nd, but I think the rest of my staff (Felix, minor, scherzer, beachy, greinke) might be able to make up for it. Fingers crossed! I’m benching Felix @tex…

  19. J-Dub says:
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    Studshutdowna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Dub: Maybe, let’s see what else we have

  20. goodfold2 says:
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    now hanigan’s back to playing near half of the time it looks like on sunday i’ll have to dump mesoraco for which one of these
    ruiz/castillo/ellis?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: ellis was grabbed by someone, so this is the third time all year i’ve missed grabbing ellis. who’s next up ruiz or castillo? Really sucks that i missed gray’s pickup due to closer hustling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ruiz

  21. Sanfran says:
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    PISS
    Preemptive Injury Substitution Sit

    • Sanfran says:
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      @Sanfran:

      Girardi took a PISS on my numbers last night…

      * spell check has Girardi = giraffe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sanfran: Nice! I like it, will put it on the list of possibilities…

  22. hotlanta says:
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    salazar or t walker(sea) for a keeper league?

  23. TheNewGuy says:
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    Need saves, got starters to deal.

    Who would you rather trade for G Holland, Gio or Latos?

    • Colton says:
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      @TheNewGuy:I’d rather part with Latos.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Gio’s numbers are utterly ravaged by his 10 run mauling in Detroit. I did some calculating (I calculate yo!) and his ERA would be 2.87 if you discount that start, and his WHIP would be much better than Latos’s (Lati?) too at 1.16.

      I know you can say but that start counts, true… but he won’t have to face the Tigers again.

      So all in all I think Gio is the better bet ROS, all hail the power of maths! (now for Grey to say he’d rather take Latos…)

  24. John Stamos says:
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    Hai Guise! Thoughts on the trade below?

    Zimmermann/Castro for Fowler/Hardy

    I have Porcello to put in Zimmermann’s spot, and Hardy would be filling Castro’s spot, while Fowler would become my utility over Soriano, Reddick, Ruf. I’m currently in first in ERA/WHIP but feel some negative regression coming for Zmann and positive normalization for Porcello. I was hoping for an uptick in offense and staying relatively static in pitching…

    …but there is that whole, Zmann has an extremely easy schedule thing…

  25. JMT says:
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    I think we, and by we, I mean the opposite of the royal we, meaning you, need a glossary term for a player that you roster for an interminably long time, to middling-to-poor results, who finally blossoms days/hours after you drop him for good and one of your leaguemates, usually one +/- 1 spot of you in the standings, picks him up. For me, I think I had B Belt in my lineup for about 95% of the days he was on the SF active roster dating back to 2011, dropping him and then immediately picking him back up ever time he had a 2-hit game, then finally severing ties for good about 3 weeks ago. Then, 1st place guy in that league picks him up on a short-schedule day, he (1) immediately homers in consecutive games; (2) announces he finally figured out a hitch or some such shit in his swing; (3) is moved up to 3rd in the lineup; and (4) Gisele announces that she is leaving Tom Brady for him. Now I’m not sure that Belt’s current hot streak is for real, but I’m almost positive that it would not have happened if I still had him plugged into my lineup in the Util slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMT: Ouch… Will consider options if you have any…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @JMT: I got Goldy in a keeper last May like that. Only the other guy only had him for a couple of months.

      • willclark says:
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        @Fungazi: I got Goldy in a keeper league when my buddy dropped him last April for Phillip Humber.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @willclark: you made that up.

  26. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Startin Burnett vs the Cards today? Cards offense has been quiet this series. Feel like they’re due…

  27. Chaz says:
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    Robinson Cano was 4-4 but was then Miami Heat fanned in the 8th inning.

    • Chaz says:
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      @Chaz:

      I suppose its more apropos to use Dodger fanned…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chaz: I don’t get it

      • Chaz says:
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        @Grey: They leave early in blow outs

  28. Later Tater says:
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    i’ll throw my $.02 in

    Slugged: when a big hitter comes out of the game early in blow outs

  29. TheNewGuy says:
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    Starting the Peav in Toronto tonight? Usually pretty scary for a flyball pitcher, but the Jays bats seem to have gone quiet recently I think (Janssen aint gettin many saves lately anyway).

  30. reilljt0 says:
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    Can I cut ties with Rizzo? He has been atrocious and I rarely play him. TWood and Arroyo are hanging around on the wire. Should I grab one or hope Rizzo has a great finish?

    • matt says:
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      @reilljt0: I wouldn’t

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @reilljt0: Not if you’re dropping him for a streamer.

  31. TheNewGuy says:
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    Whats the deal with Rios’ blimpotence. Even with his trade to Texas he can’t get it up in the HR category, yet is approaching 30 steals now. Alexis Rios who are you!

    • Colton says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Alexis is overpriced, it has the same power as a Toyota but better speed.

  32. ThaDeez says:
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    BEACHY

  33. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    I have a chance to add Adam Jones as a keeper for next year. He would be joining Chris Davis and Manny Machado as keepers, along with Segura and E5. In a H2H league, is there ever any concern with having too many players from one team? 2 games off in a week or a team-wide slump for the O’s could really bring my whole team down. Or should I just shut up and be happy I have Davis, Jones, and Machado?

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: All things equal, yeah that’s not ideal. But I wouldn’t want a lesser player just to avoid having too many on the same team. That said, I may look to move Davis for e5/goldy or something, or Jones for cutch/cargo type

  34. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just wondered how I was getting killed in H2H this week, then looked. One word….Soriano.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @TheNewGuy: The only bright spot in that situation is if you have to face him in the playoffs again, he’ll likely still be trotting out an 0/20 Soriano during one of his slumps.

  35. Q says:
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    Can’t stream any more and have a pitcher spot open while I wait for Moore.

    Best option for next week:

    J Parker homer v Sea, @ Bal
    Haren @CHC, @ KC
    Miguel Gonzalez home v Oak, home v. TB
    Cashner Home v.Pit, home v. CHC
    J Turner, home v LAD, home v. Col
    Vogelsong, home v. Pit, home v Bos
    Capuano @MIA, home v. Bos

    Thanks!

    • Colton says:
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      @Q: I’d go with Cashner or Gonzalez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: What does the Stream-o-Nator say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Haren, Cash

  36. Alex says:
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    Ok, so 5 choices for 2 keepers…

    Marte (21st round), D-Brown (22nd), Machado (17th), Bumgarner (4th), or Teheran (24th)

    Who to keep? I thin Machado is a given, but I’m really waffling between Marte and Domonic Brown. Probably won’t be keeping the pitchers unless someone convinces me otherwise.

    The real question I guess is Marte/Brown going forward to next year and beyond. Jaywrong’s list had Marte like 30 picks higher, but I don’t know…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Marte, Machado

  37. matt says:
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    What’d I tell ya about Mc Ruf The Schmato Dawg This would be ‘kingofhiscastle’from the forum. . Whatever you call it. And the benching of a superstar would be called a pre-mature infacuation if I was naming it!

    • matt says:
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      @matt: and mousuckass can suck my turd through a straw. .. him and that other pussy Rosiaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @matt: Ha, it’s not terrible… Premature evacuation?

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: yeah. .. damn iPhone autocorrect BS

  38. TheNewGuy says:
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    Drop Rollins for G Green or Dozier? Yes im still trying to drop him, look at his numbers they are woeful (particularly in OBP leagues). Im amazed noones tried to drop him yet, shows how shallow SS is.

    • matt says:
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      @TheNewGuy: go for it I dropped him in H2 H in June

    • matt says:
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      @TheNewGuy: is B Miller Avail? If not grab dozier if you need pop cuz we all know rollins has none left in those 75 yr old legs

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @matt: People are just afraid to drop because he’s a name. I’ve been watching dreary-eyed JRoll weakly pop out and jog to first all year. This is one of those Big Fantasy Dumps that have been turtle-ing in there for a while, just waiting to get out, and then when you finally plop Rollins in the ol’ terlet, it’ll feel so good.

        (But don’t blame me if he goes on a roll when you do hahaha)

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Sixto Lezcano: Just done it, boy that feels nearly as good as sex.

          Cue a J-Roll resurgence now…

          • matt says:
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            @TheNewGuy: I doubt it guy snatched him up in june and dropped B-Zo for rollins? Why I have no friggin idea… maybe he has a lib affair for phills cuz he owns 1/3 of that shit franchise! Bawhaha. .2 hr for zo the other night. I’m sittin over here like Weezy “I ain’t got no worries”

  39. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    YO. Awesome stuff as always.

    1. I stashed Yovani just for gits and shiggles. Did you dump him? Are you expecting anything at all out of him ROS? Don’t need him at all, just curious.

    2. Is Schierholtz a batty-call or a keeper/platooner. I threw him back in the water now that he’s cooled off but I’m hoping to fish him back out if he gets through the system.

  40. Sir Luscious L says:
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    Term for when a player having a great day gets taken out. Darryl Strawberry’d. “But Skip, I’ve got 9 home runs today!”

  41. goodfold2 says:
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    12 team h2h league i have dozier and miller and aybar both got dropped. will have to wait a few days, I’m sure miller’s better than aybar, but is aybar best?

    • matt says:
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      @goodfold2: hmmm Idk. . Depends what you mean? What do you need?

  42. Nomaspantalones says:
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    I’m kind of stuck on when I should pull the trigger
    I have 6 starters and 3 closers but am trying to figure out the right time to switch to 7 2 and streimg the last spot, because I’m about 10 wins from picking up 8 points and 60 ks from picking up another 5 points with about a 13 save buffer from dropping two points and am projected to come out 111 innings shy of the limit…I know that’s a long question but should I jump to streaming at this point (with my first being chen taking on the colors syndrome for an easy first pickup) or is this the last act of a desperate manager ?
    Thanks guys, I appreciate any help you can give

  43. mike says:
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    please rank these FAs for rest of season, Venable, Dyson, or keep Gattis. I need SBs but also HRs.

  44. Ryan says:
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    In my 20 team h2h dynasty league i was offered jay bruce hunter pence lonnie chissenhall and jeff samardzia for my longoria nick franklin soler and wheeler. Do I consider this deal? I am looking to win it all this year. If not what should I counter with? Both our teams are below. Any sugestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    my team

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss nick franklin
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util shane victorino
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    Dl desmond jennings

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p chad gaudin
    p garret richards
    bn zack wheeler

    his team
    c tony sanchez
    1b billy butler
    2b martin prado
    3b david freese
    ss eric aybar
    inf lonnie chissenhall
    lf matt joyce
    cf michael broun
    rf jay bruce
    of hunter pence
    util marco scutaro
    bn adam lind

    sp jeff samardzia
    sp derek holland
    sp sp ervin santana
    sp tyler skaggs
    rp craig kimbrel
    rp joakim benoit
    rp luis avalan
    p darren oday
    p bruce rondon
    p anibal sanchez
    bn matt moore

    • matt says:
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      @Ryan: I’d try getting bruce and prado from him. . Id try sending him those guys minus Longo lol

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: You’re like the girlfriend who makes you go clothes shopping with her, tries on 100 things, ask you your opinion, to which you say yes to everything, hoping she’ll just buy SOMETHING, so you can leave, but she never does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Not good

  45. matt says:
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    Would you throw Cobb today Grey? Mariners. . It’s a no-brainer right? Lol lightning can’t possibly strike two nights in a row can it? They kinda treated price like a Rudy last night!

    • Sixto Lezcano says:
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      @matt: I am but I’m betting the house he doesn’t pitch more than 5 innings.

      • matt says:
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        @Sixto Lezcano: me too but only in points not roto. I guess. . Waiting on masters opinion

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @matt: I wouldn’t

    • Was sweet that Grey’s David Price got lit up by Rudy’s Brad Miller whom Grey dropped. If only there was a phrase that connoted good times and Miller…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: would that be the Champagne of Hitters?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Ha. it’s extra fun when you two give each other shizz.

      • matt says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: HAHA! I DIDN’T MEAN AN ACTUAL RUDY! That’s too funny! It’s a saying here when a guy gets screwed over we say “You got treated like a Rudy” I had price on fan duel last night so ya. .I got treated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @matt: It’s nowhere near a no-brainer… It’s risky… Depends on your situation

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: I’m +54 I have no fear!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  46. bshakes says:
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    Picture this….Every morning at exactly 5:51 am, as I nestle onto my porcelain throne to take care of some business, I jump on here for some great insight, a few laughs, and the thrill of a shout out for one of my guys who are now bailing on me like Lennon bailed on the Beatles! Yeah, I drafted Ike and Stanton and Aramis and Rutledge, but I was hanging tough until my ace, Cliff Lee, decided that he just couldn’t throw another pitch outside of the strike zone for the rest of the season, and that drilling 0-2 fastballs right down the middle was the only way to maintain his 87% strike rate — a .587 era over his last 6 or so starts does not help one win championships!

    So here’s the thing Grey, you have not mentioned my one true love, my #1 pick, my only reason for living right now…since your July 23rd blog! It’s been almost a month since “Clutch” has gotten a shout out from you! Not a single “shizz” or “schmotato” and I’m totally despondent and depressed, and I just want to know why? My God, man…you’ve given props to Neil Walker 4 times since you’ve last given my holy Andrew some love…what gives?

    • matt says:
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      @bshakes: probably becuz he doesn’t own him lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @matt: I have him in my keeper

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @bshakes: i don’t know why lee doesn’t use more of those other pitches he knows how to throw. He’s got balls of steel to be able to deal with that many homers allowed lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bshakes: No reason to mention a guy that is owned everywhere and is doing well… You should be glad I don’t mention him, cause that means he’s doing fine

      • bshakes says:
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        @Grey: Then why the phuggin’ Goldi hits every other day? I’m sick of him already!!! In these meager days, I’m just looking for something to feel good about, that’s all. Think of yourself like Mother Theresa or something, and throw some charity my way!

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @bshakes: blasphemy ban him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  47. Andrew "Swisher Sweets" Danielson says:
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    Alex Rios + Homer Bailey OR Jose Bautista? Dynasty league. Trade meets needs of both parties. Trade deadline tomorrow.

  48. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cole or Wily in a non-keeper? Wily has been freed of his WHIPing post lately.

  49. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    10 team h2h with interesting pitcher stats like relief wins and losses, no era, with whip, k/bb, homers allowed, wild pitches, inherited runners allowed to score,OBP against,net holds +saves and the like. I recently dropped fien for extra bench bat (3 homers allowed last 2 outings) for today only; and just picked up hoover. so my bullpen is nathan/johnson/farquar/cook/doolittle/clippard/hoover. with all of these guys out on waivers:herrera/collins/strop/n.jones/burton/smith/kinzler, other than herrera probably being best option for when i drop the bench bat, am i better off with both doolittle and cook (since they’re on same team) rather than picking one out of them and then grabbing a different guy from another team (burton/smith/jones)? It seems like with all of these extra pitching cats simply grabbing the best pitcher lately is more important than just a guy who has a slightly better chance at more holds. Herrera and Nate jones and burton K/bb and whip and OBP against is so damn good lately.

  50. Fish says:
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    Double Hodgepadre alert tomorrow!
    I’m dialing up Ian Kennedy over the chiseled one (Niese) as he’s been surprisingly bearable since his July 19th start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: Tyson Ross today no?

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m already dialing up Ross for today and have Kennedy pegged for tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup and Jenrry for Sunday

  51. The Thumb says:
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    Choo or Granderson?

    Tomato/tomahto?

  52. Pager24 says:
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    I’m fighting for saves- would you keep Hawkins or pick up Betancourt (coming off DL tomorrow) or Krod?

    Thanks!

    • matt says:
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      @Pager24: Betty

    • Serch says:
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      @Pager24: not sure if Betancourt gets the job back…Brothers is the closer of the future there….only reason to reinstall Betancourt is to try and trade his ass

  53. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    this, from a well received (by me) bullpen only website:”The latest reliever to leave the Houston organization? Aussie former set-up man Travis Blackley. Meanwhile, Philip Humber, who hadn’t been seen since he gave up 5 runs in less than an inning three months ago, coughed up a one-run lead in the seventh. Did we mention you’re pitching the sixth for the Astros tomorrow? Get to Oakland by 8:30 am; they’ll cover your cab fare from the airport, but no tip.” This site, which knows of what it speaks, also agrees with Grey that F-Rod is the buy for johnson’s roster spot in case of another f-up,.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: in a different league, with less advanced stats, but still with holds, am i better off owning collins/herrera or herrera with 1 out of strop/carpenter (ATL)? I don’t know how with all those other guys they got over there (downs/walden) but carpenter’s numbers are great over last month and also holds. strop’s too.

  54. Mike says:
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    iE cano leaving early: “premature ejeculation due to blow out”

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Mike: Did you mean “Premature Ejectulation”? It’s better with the T in it.

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Mike: ha, I was thinking about that or some sort of “pull out method” term but couldn’t quite tie it together in my head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I think we have better

  55. Van says:
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    Why is Dan Straily rated so high on the Streamonator for his start Saturday? Above Felix? What? MADNESS? I am making a couple of pickups to blow out my innings on Saturday.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Van: It’s AI. Sometimes it goes haywire.

  56. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    So, I’ve got Farquhar on my bench until either Betancourt or Grilli replaces one of my other closers but Hawkins, Parnell, and Aardsma are available. Should I hang with the Shrek villain or get out now & snatch one of the Mets enigmas in case the Betancourt/Grilli replacement happens?

  57. Boy Wonder says:
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    Can I drop Frieri for pretty much anyone right now? De La Rosa, Chia-Jen Lo, Hawkins, Farquhar, are all taken.

    What do you think of a guy like Nate Jones? We do saves, not holds, but we use K/9 as a stat (head-to-head). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boy Wonder: Yes… Farq… Jones isn’t worth it

      • Boy Wonder says:
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        @Grey: Farq’s gone. I’m just gonna hold onto Frieri for now and hope the worst is over..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  58. Pager24 says:
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    Also how do you feel about Cobb tonight vs SEA? SON loves him at 17.7 but i remember you said be careful on 1st starts back from injury

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Pager24: I’m of that philosophy also. I only start proven aces coming back from mid-season injuries. I wouldn’t start Cobb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pager24: I’d be careful, it’s risky

  59. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    is it time to drop asdrubal for green or the hot guy of the week?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: yes…time to play the hot hand from here on out…

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Wake Up: thanks,he hasnt done anything and i was thinking the same thing

  60. Wake Up says:
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    “Oh Kermy, you really out-did yourself…feels like you might have busted an o-ring” *lights a Camel light, sarcastically, and stares a little too long at the camel*

  61. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey, who do you like best as a fill-in today:
    Lind ($24.0) vBOS (Peavy), Gomes ($22.1) @ Buehrle, or Belt ($14.5) @WAS (Haren)?
    Tron loves Lind/Gomes, but Belt has been much a much hotter schmotato.
    Thanks a lot

  62. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Thanks as always for the great read, Grey.

    Totally irrelevant, but Alex Gordon was as hot as a biscuit and is now 0-for-9 since he had his kid. *Daddy Issues*

    • Aero says:
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      @Mike: He needs a road trip so he can get some sleep, haha

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Mike: I know…what happened to that “Day after Daddy bump?”

  63. Quin The Eskimo says:
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    Love the Lucinda reference.

    Grey, as always, thanks for giving me my morning fix so Righteously

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Quin The Eskimo: I tried to work in something about “Living in the curve in the road” but I locked up…

      I second the Lucinda drop!

  64. royce! says:
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    Those ER were Farquhar’s first since July 19, so I think you could cut us some Farquharing slack. He has the fifth best xFIP among relievers. His problem has been LOB% and BABIP, which is supported by his high LD%. LD% does not stabilize until 650 balls in play. He has had 97 career balls in play. You don’t have to love him now, but if he ends this season as the M’s closer, he could be sneaky late round SAGNOF next year.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: That sounded snarky and defensive. What I really want to say is this: I saw the M’s giving Farquhar the closer job as a sign that they are willing to overlook ERA and focus on advanced stats. This makes me excited. His giving up two ER should not damper this excitement.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @royce!: plus Medina is still a little too wild…

        • royce! says:
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          @Wake Up: Yeah, 5+ BB/9 not really acceptable unless you’re striking out 15/9. Which he is not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Hahaha… Nice… I didn’t take it snarky… You need something to believe in, I get it…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I do, considering how terribly my RCL team has done…at least I’m in the running in my h2h league. Speaking of that! About three weeks til the playoffs and I am in first, so I’m planning ahead. My weakest offensive spot is 2B (traded away Pedrioa and a piece for McCutchen). I am currently playing Villar at SS and Zorilla (who also qualifies at SS) at 2B. Fien’s great appearance yesterday makes him expendable, so I’m going to drop him for a backup MI. Rendon, Gennett, Beckham, or LeMahieu?

        Rizzo has also been kinda shizz. Cuddyer can play 1B, so I could bench Rizzo and put someone else in the IF slot. Should I pick up Juan Francisco, Cody Asche, or Wilmer Flores? Or just trust Rizzo to swing his way out of his recent funk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Scooter… Francisco

  65. Brad says:
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    Nick Franklin or Brian Dozier ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brad: Franklin

  66. Wake Up says:
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    What does “the bigger picture” mean?

    • matt says:
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      @Wake Up: 16:9 Aspect Ratio :-D

      • Wake Up says:
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        @matt: see…that I get…

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: @Wake Up: Jesus loves you

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: it’s kinda funny to hear someone who makes 13 moves a day telling someone who makes 10 moves a day about the bigger picture…that’s all…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Shh…Don’t tell anyone

  67. Chris. says:
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    When a big bat gets pulled out of a game early – premature evacuation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris.: Not bad, I think we have better

  68. Chadillac says:
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    “Untimely Pull Out”

    - Right before I was about to climax at 5 for 5, they had to pull out Cano to avoid any unwanted injuries (babies).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chadillac: Ha… I like Strawberry’d

  69. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Thanks for the awesome stuff. In a 12team keeper OBP league where I can keep 4 players next year, should I still hold onto Taveras? I have Bogaerts stashed, have Eaton, Yelich, Ryu, and Wheeler that I am thinking of keeping. I would be able to take Taveras in 17th round next year. Part ways and pick up Avisail Garcia or streaming pitcher? I am also still trying to win league this year.

  70. Wake Up says:
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    How about “Mercy Me-a”?

    as in, mercy mea culpa…I’m sorry about your fantasy stats…but we need to show a little mercy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Hehe, not bad… I like Strawberry’d

  71. chillmodious says:
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    Seeking pitching advice for today and tomorrow…

    Throw Today: Sonny Gray (vs. HOU, SON $8.7) or Tyson Ross (vs. NYM, SON $8.8)?

    Throw Tomorrow: Ian Kennedy (vs. NYM, SON $19.4) or Alex Wood (vs. Was, SON $11.2)?

    Thank you!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @chillmodious: I’m throwing Ross today…join the prayer parabola…

  72. chillmodious says:
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    One more…

    If you had to own one for the rest of the way, would you rather have Beachy or Alex Wood as your last SP?

  73. Aero says:
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    @ Cano’s early exit: Startus Interruptus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: I like Strawberry’d better

  74. Zim's metal plate says:
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    Knock blocker.
    Gerardi is such a knock blocker, he took Cano out after he had 4 hits.

  75. Nawtu Bea Dewsh says:
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    Maybe “knock blocked”

  76. Grandy for the next 2 years or Heyward for just next year?

  77. Jon says:
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    Are you rolling with these 3 starts?

    Wood vs WAS
    Masterson @ OAK
    Bailey @ MIL

    • ashtray says:
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      @Jon: Those look good to me. Wood and Bailey definitely.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jon: Def Masterson. I’d be wary of Wood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Sure

  78. jaw says:
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    lester or dickey ros in 5×5 h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Dickey

  79. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking for a Playoff push. Need a little pitching help and need a producing bat. Which side in this deal:

    A) Prince/Tulo/Haren (or Shields or Bailey)
    B) A-Gon/Kemp/Sale

    C – McCann
    1B – Davis
    2B – Utley
    3B – Longo
    SS – Hanley
    OF – Jones
    OF – Werth
    OF – Marte
    UTIL – Soriano
    UTIL – Fielder
    BN – Tulo
    DL – Jennings

    SP – Scherzer, Gio, Shields, Bailey, Minor, Haren, Chacin
    RP – Mujica, Melancon, Benoit, Cishek, De La Rosa
    DL – Moore

    8 Team H2H (keep 1 forever, 4 for two years)
    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Wilsonian: A. Kemp is useless.

  80. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H cats 7×7 (batters include OBP & Ks)

    At Catcher: Gomes, Ramos, Castillo or Martin

    At Util: Belt, Reddick, Ike or Maxwell

    At RP: Hawkins, Hunter or K-Rod (I have Jim Johnson)

    Thanks

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ashtray: Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Martin…Belt…Hawkins

  81. ROS: Fraizier or Moustakas? Just traded for Pence and need to drop one of them. (could also drop Reddick). League is H2H Points where OPS is a good indicator.

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @John Franco: Hold Frazier

  82. ManuteBologna says:
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    I’ve got room on the streamboat today and picked up Sonnyboy Gray. I decided to check SON and it was lukewarm on him even though he’s home v the Lastros (8.7) and has Haren v SF at a higher value (12.7).

    Do I go with SON and forsake your namesake by dropping him? Or do I stick with my gut and go with Sonny?

  83. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts:

    Griffin vs CLE (15.3)
    Richards vs HOU (13.5)
    Estrada vs CIN (13.0)
    A. Wood vs WAS (11.2)
    Masterson @ OAK (9.4)

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @EK: Masterson, Griffin, Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: I’d go with Cram

  84. Aero says:
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    Public Service Announcement: Early game (LAA @ NYY) today 1Eastern/10Pacific

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Aero: Get your Angels in! Gopher Ball Hughes will be serving ‘em up.

  85. Brooklyn Bomber says:
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    Need a good replacement 1B. Pick one (please and thank you):

    Darin Ruf
    Juan Fransisco
    James Loney
    Brandon Moss
    Chris Carter
    Todd Frazier
    Brett Wallace
    Yonder Alonso
    Nick Swisher

    • Whiskey Diet says:
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      @Brooklyn Bomber: Probably a Hitter-Tron question…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Whiskey Diet:

        I like the handle. Reminds me of a WC Fields joke where he hears of a man who drown at distillery. “Drown in a vat of whiskey…ah death, where is thy sting?”

  86. Dani says:
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    Would you start Peavy at Toronto?

  87. Fratstar says:
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    10 team weekly H2H

    My pitching is currently Wainwright, Scherzer, Cain, Garza and Samardzija. I desperately need a solid pitcher to fill in for Shark.

    Anyway…guy is offering to trade Felix for Davis. Should I take it?

  88. OaktownSteve says:
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    This’ll never fly. What’s baseball slang for early departure? Sent to the showers. But in this case, it’s a good sent to the showers because the team is winning. A real good thing. Dare I say “golden”. But to the fantasy owner it feels a little bit like getting pissed on. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I like the golden part, it should be worked in and built upon. On the other hand, there might be some readers that like the “golden” and hence will be confusing.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        I can only think of one frequent commenter off the top of my head who might have a positive response to being sent for a golden shower. Not naming any names.

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @OaktownSteve: hey, leave prezzi out of this

  89. Scottie O. says:
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    need to drop a bat and was all about dropping Frazier this morning, but of course he actually showed a single sign of life last night.

    could use a little help. here’s my squad (12-team H2H, non-keeper):
    c: Lucroy
    1b: Votto
    2b: Rendon
    ss: Castro
    3b: Arenado
    IF: Goldy
    OF: Adam Jones, Puig, Stanton
    UTL: Marte
    BN: Frazier, Sally Perez, L. Martin
    SP: MadBum, Moore, Zimm, Ryu, S. Miller, Bailey, Shields, Wheeler, Salazar
    RP: Rivera, Henderson, Perkins, Ziegler

    I’m thinking either Perez (tired of the 1-4 at best), Frazier still, or Salazar/Wheeler.

    thanks in advance

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Scottie O.: I’m not a fan of the bench catcher. I’d lose Perez or Salazar.

  90. Mike says:
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    I’ve got to put a plug in for Bronson Arroyo. I’ve had him on my team in each of the last 4 years (only dropping him in ’11) and he’s as solid of a back end starter as your likely to find. He’s turned in a QS in all but 7 of his 24 starts this year and posts a very respectable ERA & WHIP and while he won’t dominate K’s, he’s still respectable.

    Obviously it depends on your league, but in a deep-roster, 14 team league that I’m in he’s my go-to #5-6 starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I hear ya

  91. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I keep thinking of Tom Skerrit’s charachter in Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke every time I read the Strawberry’d.

  92. Max says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual. I’ve been holding Taveras for 1yr+ in a 12 team roto dynasty format. He’s at $1 but if I hold him at the end of the season I have to give him a contract — either $1 for 1 more year or $1 + $3 for every additional year (i.e., 3 yrs at $10). If I drop him, I’m sure someone will pick him up. The best prospects available on the wire are: Baez, Singleton, Taillon, Polanco, C-Mart, Olt, Wong, etc. and the best recent call-ups available are Marisnick, Lambo, etc. In other words — guys like Yelich, Avisail, Boegarts, Buxton, Sano, Bradley, Springer, Walker, Castellanos are all gone.

    Would you hold Taveras with the intent to give him a contract this off-season (assuming he rakes in the DR this winter), having never seen him play MLB ball? Or would you cut him loose and grab a guy like Singleton or Baez? And in the case of the latter, who do you like best? Bear in mind 1B and SS are both likely needs for next year.

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: I’d hold Taveras

  93. Fungazi says:
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    Do you see Myers or Dom Brown performing within top 50 next year? Might try to trade some picks in a keeper (12 M keep 6) to get one of them cheap. I have a bunch of turds to choose from next year for the final spots of Zimmerman or Jennings for the last bat and Minor, Miller or Cain for the one SP.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Fungazi: If you’re going to get them cheap, then yeah they’re worth it, even if they’re not top 50.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Fungazi: I’d keep either one of them over Zimmerman easily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: I could see it, easily

  94. Mike says:
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    Salazar or Sonny Gray?

  95. Ryan says:
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    10-team 5×5 roto keeper (keep 6; add $5 to keep)

    I was offered this trade:
    Give: Rizzo (keep for $10) and Yelich (keep for $5)
    Get: Holliday (too expensive to keep at $34)

    I’m currently in first by 8 points. My only areas for improvement in hitting are RBI (in 3rd) and AVG (in last, but doubt I can move up more than 1 this year).

    I already have 4 definite keepers (Jose Fernandez for $5, Starling Marte for $5, Edwin Encarnacion for $11, and Domonic Brown for $7) and multiple decent choices for my other 2 slots, like several for $5 (Cingrani, Brad Miller, Ruf, Smoak), Gyorko for $6, Kenley Jansen for $8, Rios for $18, CarGo for $42 (for comparison Miguel Cabrera went for $52, Pujols for $42, Wright and Cano for $40 this year), Wilin Rosario for $10, and Everth Cabrera is on waivers and would be $6 to keep.

    I feel like the trade is a no brainer, but just wanted to see what you thought about it and which other 2 players you’d most likely consider keeping at this point. Thanks for any insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it

  96. Jason says:
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    Streaming gray tonight grey?

    I went on SONs recommendation of capuano last night…
    SON liked crapuano more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  97. MattTruss223 says:
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    @Oaktown Steve – Ha! Love the new avatar. I’m testing this out today and employing a mini Oaktown Steve Stack vs. Hughes. Grabbed Calhoun, Shuck and Grant Green where I could. Two lefties (Green’s a righty, but whatchay gonna do?) vs. flyball Hughes with the wind blowing out 5-10 MPH to center. Let’s hope some balls fly. Wait, what?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @MattTruss223:

      That’s the stack I wanted but Calhoun and Grant are owned in my RCL. These short days are going to be tough on stackers. Basically two lineups to choose from. I’d like to stack some Twins against Rienzo. A’s might beat up on Bedard. Considered a Chris Young, Callaspo, Nate Freiman plus catcher stack.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate:

          Thanks. Glad somebody else dorks out on pretend baseball as much as I do.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @OaktownSteve: i equate it to porn and the personal relationship we develop with our hand, we want the real thing but have to settle for a pretend person and some visual stimulation by someone we will never get to be with

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Bummer, still shoulda grabbed Shuck though… 1/1, Run, SB.

        I’m much more inclined to be stacking 3-4 guys on a short day though, when my regulars are out. Ditch a MR or two and a streaming pitcher spot and load up on offense for the day.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @MattTruss223:

          Did grab him.

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @OaktownSteve: excellent, the stream SB is almost as nice as the stream HR

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @MattTruss223:

              absolutely. I need everything right now. Runs, ribbies, you name it.

  98. ashtray says:
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    12 team H2H cats 7×7 (batters include OBP & Ks)

    Better infield combo to make up for losing Wright

    3B – Prado
    SS – Aybar

    or

    3B – Juan Francisco
    SS – Prado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francisco…Prado

  99. TheNewGuy says:
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    Gio or Latos ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, toss up

  100. matt says:
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    Will trade Gnat Gio for canned SPAM & Side of Crackers
    ESPN leag#156345667456

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  101. The Thumb says:
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    Best streamer for today?

    Gray vs Hou
    Haren vs SF
    Ross vs NYM

    Can only add one, thanks!

    • ashtray says:
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      @The Thumb: I’m starting both Haren and Ross so of course Gray will be the one to have have the best game.

  102. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    These are just thoughts from the vape pipe, when i read what Girardi did it made me feel the way I did two months into the season after two months with BJ, but how could BJ be a bad thing? I know but ah ha, it’s like getting hog tied and left in front of a glory hole somewhere on the way to vegas….and these are thoughts from the vape pipe *puff puff puff*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… You see the vapefest.com?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i sent you that 3 months ago

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I’m sorry, I forgot, obviously…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: that was really snobby of me, it’s the pipe talking

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem, I understand… You’re (va)piping…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: when you get yours you will understand

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, I’m sure…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @matt: way over priced, I’m a mechanical mod guy, I have a variable voltage variable wattage mod and I never use it, it’s an e-vic

  103. ashtray says:
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    Dishonorable Discharge?

    I’ll say it for you… meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, kinda meh

  104. matt says:
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    Lineup set. I gotta sleep guys. I worked a dbl last night and have to go back in at 3pm. Good Luck Today! Thanks Almighty Mustache

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: Yea but I’m thinking of calling in for a 4 day weekend.I have vacation still :-)

  105. TRJFT says:
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    Puig or Segura in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  106. Grey — Would you take KRod over anyone currently in the closer’s role? I’ve got a real mish-mash of medicore closers: Ziegler, Gregg, De La Rosa. Would speculating on KRod be an upgrade over any of them?

    For whatever reason, Baltimore seems to generate a lot of saves situations, and I can’t imagine they’ll stick with a struggling JJ for long, given that they’re in danger of falling out of contention. Still, a SNAGOF in the hand ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Enrique: Dropping a closer for speculative saves is not a recommended strategy.

      • @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Generally I’d agree. But I’m tempted here because KRod seems like he could run with the job on a team that over the last two seasons generated the most save opportunities in MLB, while, Gregg, for example, seems like a ticking time bomb.

        I guess it does make sense to stay put, but it doesn’t seem as cut-and-dry as it seems. And sometimes out-of-the-box thinking pays off ….

  107. nyjacobs says:
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    grey – would you trade trout for adam jones and felix hernandez? roto – thanks

    • nyjacobs says:
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      @nyjacobs: or would you rather move puig machado for felix alone and keep trout.. thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d rather Puig/Machado trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I would if I needed pitching…

  108. Nick Swishersweet says:
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    Do you like Brandon Belt or Will Venable more for a utility ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  109. jaw says:
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    is gallardo worth owning in a 10 team h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  110. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    is Dickerson getting consistent playing time, I’ve heard he is a legit power hitter. Worth the pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They platoon him

  111. Knighttown says:
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    Put Choo on the block in my13 team daily league cause I’m way ahead in runs and have McCutch, J-Up, Holliday, Marte, Austin Jackson in the OF and Yelich in Util or the bench if needed. Looking for a top 25 SP (Choo is #25 OF).

    Best offers I got we’re Gio or Peavy. I really need K’s.

    What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gio

  112. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    who makes your pear juice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Highbrow

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I have to go see a client in Newport Beach today and might swing by some OC spots

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  113. FredaFelcherFromCranston says:
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    Drop for Arcia: Lagares, LoMo, Calhoun? Or hold?

    In Dynasty, not too much FA money left in the bank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. Zimmer says:
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    BEACHED. Was having a “whale” of game until he got beached, rather then benched

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Strawberry’d better

  115. John E Depth says:
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    Crazy how Zimmerman is dominating the other Nats pitchers in W’s and has not pitched as well……….that Nat lineup so scary to start year but offense so turrible…

    Anyway, coming up on trade deadline in my 12 team Keeper league that includes QS and K/9…

    This is my first serious year playing FB and with your help I drafted a first place team in a salary cap league that is 5 games ahead of anyone else in my H2H.. Included in my exploits were drafting Matt Harvey for 10$,and I picked up Jose Fernandez for 3$. The price will only go up 3$ for next season so I would be in great shape pitching next year. However, I have been trying to ignore that Harvey and Jose Fernandez are getting shut down this season which could ruin my teams chances of winning in the playoffs. Do I try to trade them for less on the dollar for some better than average dudes like Iwakuma, Ryun, or Holland?
    Was thinking of trades such as
    Harvey for Holland7$ +Minor 6$
    Fernandez for Anibal5$
    Harvey/Fernandez for Yu22$

    My staff includes…
    SP Aroldis Chapman, Cin SP, RP
    SP Hiroki Kuroda, NYY SP
    SP Jeff Samardzija, SP
    SP Jose Fernandez, Mia SP
    SP Justin Masterson, SP
    SP A.J. Burnett, Pit SP PP
    RP Joe Nathan,RP
    RP Sergio Romo, SF RP
    Bench Matt Harvey, NYM SP
    Bench Travis Wood, SP
    Bench Rick Porcello, Det SP
    Bench Jose Quintana, CWS SP
    Bench Danny Salazar, SP
    DL Corey Kluber*, Cle SP DL15

    Or if you think my pitching is strong enough, I could just stand pat, stream matchups, and maybe still pull it out. I have about 9 waiver wire moves left. Best guys out on wire are Tyson Ross, Santiago, Arroyo types…. Anyway sorry I went kind of long. Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yu or Anibal there… Only because they are steals at those prices too

      • huge caulk says:
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        @Grey:

        What are your thoughts on Jofer?
        He has maybe been the best pitcher in baseball over the past month or so. Is he now worthy of being mentioned with the likes of Harvey, Yu, Kershaw?… He obviously has the talent and is only 20. Is he a top 10, top 20 pitcher next year in your rankings?

  116. JackInTheBox says:
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    Due to my craptastic team, I’m playing for next year in my keeper league. It’s 12 teams, H2H and we keep 5.

    With that said, what round draft pick should I aim for by selling Mike Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3rd

      • JackInTheBox says:
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        @Grey: Mucho gracias, Senor Mustachioed Man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. SanFran says:
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    You like any of these streamers? How much on a scale of 1-10?

    5×5 12 team; need whip/ERA then Ws more than Ks

    Ian Kennedy vs NYM

    Alex Wood vs Washington

    Eovaldi vs SF

    Gaudin @ Miami

    Locke vs Arizona

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Gaudin, Wood, Eovaldi

      • SanFran says:
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        @Grey:

        holding Colon … drop him for Kennedy or drop a bench bat ???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kennedy

  118. Carnac says:
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    A marquee name expectedly removed early? Cano was Hitchcock’d.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s pretty awesome too… Between that and Strawberry’d…

      • Carnac says:
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        Edit: UNexpectedly

  119. Long Bawls says:
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    Probably not as good as Strawberry’d, but:

    Player hooky
    Record sittered
    Yanky panky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  120. TJ says:
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    Trying to make a deal for an OF in a H2H league.
    Better return for the rest of the season- Jason Heyward or Dom Brown?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey: What about in a keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same, but more of a toss up

  121. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Horrible Yahoo! note of the day

    New Player Note Thu, Aug 15
    Prince Fielder filed for divorce from his wife of more than eight years on May 28 in Florida.

    Advice: This may have been what teammate Torii Hunter was referring to when he told a Detroit sports radio program earlier this week that “a lot of people don’t know what’s going on in [Fielder's] life.” Prince is batting just .262/.352/.430 this season and .254/.316/.389 since May 28.

    More: Larry Brown Sports
    (Rotoworld.com)

    a) I like how they try to blame two other sources
    b) I like how there’s “advice” for us fantasy ballers but none of Prince
    c) This makes me want to quit fantasy sports forever. Or at least Yahoo

    (I still blame them even though it’s not their post)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Serch says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: agree with the sentiment, but there should never be a “C”
      ;-).

  122. Boomer19 says:
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    Do you think Santiago might get shut down early this year? Gonna be a big jump in innings for him this year. Thoughts?

  123. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Seen some similar ones but I’ll throw “starjaculation” in the mix. Cano was 4 for 4 before Girardi pulled a starjaculation in the 7th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Hitchcock’d or Strawberry’d better

  124. Serch says:
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    re: Cano’s stats …..since Girardi got so much from Cano that he practically gave away Cano’s stats, how about the Manager’s Special?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Hitchcock’d or Strawberry’d better

  125. Andrew says:
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    On a scale of 1-10 how pissed would you be if the following events just occurred in your league… (12 team h2h, 8×8, 5 keepers)

    Im in 3rd place chasing the 2nd place team for a 1st rd bye in the playoffs.
    This the the last week to complete trades and a trade pops up between the 2nd place team and the team in last, that has already sold almost all his players for keepers and picks.

    2nd place team give up a 5th rd pick in next years draft.
    Last place team gives him Kimbrel, Champan, Altuve and a 20th rd pick.

    All the teams in the playoff race raise hell that the trade is unfair. It goes to a vote and ties 6-6 (no vote counts as a yes, and teams out of the hunt didn’t vote). Commish decides to let it through.

    Am I crazy to think that the trade should have been vetoed?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Andrew: If there’s a voting system in place, you can’t really complain. Also, if you’re in a league with strangers, you can’t complain either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty lame…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Andrew: I was in first place in a public league once and the commissioner locked me out from editing my lineup and gave himself extra waiver wire moves. Fairness is tough to come by in those things.

  126. stynyr says:
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    Been offered Rizzo for my Aaron Hill.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Rizzo

  127. huge caulk says:
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    Clint Barmes is the Cardinals daddy. 400ft shot to left at Busch…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  128. papasmurf says:
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    If frigging Soriano wasn’t MIA in the first two months, maybe my team wouldn’t stink so much.

    Ditto for almost all of my team except Goldy and Phillips.

    Alfonso Soriano, Villar, Sal Perez for Choo ECab AJ Ellis (keeper league): even or sodomy? (keeper trade)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soriano’s been okay all year, no? Choo side, it’s even enough

  129. Brendan says:
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    I need a 2B and am looking for somebody at that position to help with runs and SB if possible. Can you please rank the top 3 of these players? This player would be my every day 2B.

    Brad Miller
    DJ LeMahieu
    Scooter Gennett
    Brian Dozier
    Chris Getz
    Ryan Raburn
    Omar Infante
    Emilio Bonifacio
    Brian Roberts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  130. Carnac says:
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    “Jaywrong+’s Collection of GIFs of Managers ‘Running’ Out of the Dugout, Starring Mike Scioscia.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that what I should be Googling?

  131. Ed H. says:
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    Grey,

    Worth dropping any of Salazar, Alex Wood or Medlen to pick up Halladay?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  132. OaktownSteve says:
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    Also streamed C Nelson. Shuck and Nelson slam and legs in the mini stack. Stack attack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I also took Nelson there, but went with Green instead.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @VinWins: I mean, I almost took Nelson there.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Man, I was sooo close to nabbing Nelson to, decided to stick with Middlebrooks though…nice grab

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: And Calhoun 0-5. Good thing he was owned in your league. Bummer he wasn’t in mine…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @MattTruss223:

        Funny how it works out that way. Streamed Russ Martin today too. 3 homers from the early streamers. Much needed.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Damn, call you butter

  133. Hondo says:
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    Gray strikes out 2 and gets a soft infield liner in the 1st.I guess I can let my testicles unclench now,I’ve been burned by rookie pitchers a couple times this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya on that..>And I have Wheeler going tonight, hexagonal prayer for me…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: oo, I’m in on that. Got the Gray/Wheeler combo going for me in a few leagues today. Holding my breathe listening to the A’s game. So far, so good for the kid Gray though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice… I’m crossing streams as I have Tyson Ross going too…

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @Grey: Oh wow, you’re really going for it today. Pretty good call though vs the Mess in Petco. The last few times I’ve tried that it’s blown up on me. What was it, Erasmo vs. Archer in TB a while back that ended up like 9-8 SEA. Ugh.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m worried as all get out, but I need Ks and one win so I’m going for it!

              • MattTruss223 says:
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                @Grey: Well, Sonny boy sure helping in the K department, should get you your “W” too.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, very nice start

              • MattTruss223 says:
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                @Grey: He’s helping make up for the poo stain Hawkins and Farquar left on my ratios last night.

  134. crock says:
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    1. Rios or Marte
    2. Lawrie or Utley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios…Utley

      • crock says:
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        @Grey:
        Conceivable that Rios may outperform Stanton from here out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  135. SF says:
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    I’m doing a slow slide down the ranks and might get bumped out of the playoffs so I’m looking to possible keepers next year. I’ve got Arenado at 3rd and Pablo too. Crisp and Reddick in the outfield. Should I drop Pablo, Crisp, or Reddick and scoop Gyorko or Gattis who are unowned as possible keepers next year? Or just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Crisp for Gyorko

      • SF says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Will do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  136. Jay says:
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    Keeper league 16 teams 30 man rosters. would you rather have Profar and Jo Fer or Moore and Heyward?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Jay: Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: interesting, not what I expected.

  137. bossmanjunior says:
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    If Cobb looks good tonight, would you trade Shelby for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Can always count on Hughes for a good Stacking. Nelson, Green, Shuck: 6/13, 4 R, 2 HR’s, 7 RBI and a SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice!

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Stack shack snack!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        The A’s stack woulda been good too. The Freiman call would have been sweet.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @OaktownSteve: That would be ballsy. Although you probably know who he is.

  139. The Thumb says:
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    Defense indifference sucks, worst stat fantasy wise. But seriously how does Gardner not steal 1 base in a four game series against the Angels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wondering the same of Aybar vs. the Yanks

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: missed 1.5 games and had was coming off minor leg in injury in the last

  140. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Just copped a KangerTech pro tank II. Lovin it…. It was time to kick that starter piece of crap to the curb. Its beautiful…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s about time you started vaping like a man! Next stop for you the iTaste

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: wow those are clean. My pimp hand is getting strong having to carry around this 10 pound device. Need a lanyard or something.. or a forklift. I love it tho.. my flavor is rainbow gum. Member those little pieces of gum with the tattoos? Tastes just like it..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You gotta get a LL Cool Jay gold rope chain to carry it around… Rainbow gum sounds delicious… I like how they have generic names that just describe the product…Gotta try the Cappuccino in a green cup with a Statue of Liberty looking lady on it flavor.

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            @Grey: haha!! thats hilarious cus me and the guy were talking about how the new thing is gonna be people trying to “style” up their vapes and lanyards. I suggested a donkey rope with a gold vape. Haha i gotta get that korean man eating an icecream cone riding an invisible horse flavor..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then things will get even bigger until people are vaping by pushing around an oxygen tank…

              • HandOfGaudin says:
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                @Grey: why does that sound somewhat awesome to me? Jack shows up with his little corn pipe and i bust out my 5 liter juice cart… Hello, ladiesss!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Step off the corn cob pipe, ladies, I’m vaping.

                  • HandOfGaudin says:
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                    @Grey: dont knock my tank over, we could get flooded out!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHA… “Can we take out the door frame? I need to bring in my vape tank. Thanks.”

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      Hahaha! “Just ordered my new vape tank… Can you believe they charged me $200 for the flatbed to deliver it!? Outrageous!”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! “I need to stop at the gas station to pump up my tires, the vape tank drags down my fender.”

  141. scott says:
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    Send Donaldson, Cuddyer, Lester,
    Receive Brandon Belt, Zobrist, Hamels,
    12 team league, I’m torn over Cuddyer but can stand to lose Lester and Donaldson as I have Beltre and Lester seems to be a crap shoot or shooting crap, either way pull trigger or try and sweeten the deal for myself ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  142. SteveNZ says:
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    Think reports of Reddick’s resurrection have been slightly exaggerated…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, there he goes pffting away again

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Might get a chance to redeem himself in a minute…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Fuck you Reddick. Fuck YOU.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      He’s not good.

  143. So Sayeth I says:
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    Hey Grey,

    14 team keeper, trade Shelby for Bogaerts and a 9th round pick? (20 rounds total). Keeper cost is a 17th for shelby and a 20th for Xander. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Xander

  144. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Great outing today by Gray. He was originally just a stream for today, but now I don’t want to drop him for his next start vs. Seattle in the O.Co.

    Wheeler, my second streamer for today, better not drop a turd today. He should be fine if he just keeps his walks down. I’ll take 6 IP 3 ER 8 baserunners 6 Ks and a win from him.

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      Forgot to mention, great call on the Buy last Friday!

      It’s hilarious how similar you two’s names are.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        One in the same!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  145. Jay says:
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    ROS Alvarez or Rizzo.

    tried shopping them, no takers, need to drop one

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Jay:

      Who do you currently have at 1B and 3B?

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey’s Goatee: I have Votto longo machado Alvarez and rizzo for 4 spots. Can keep both but it locks up my roster and becomes a LOT less flexible

        • Grey's Goatee says:
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          @Jason:

          Yeah, no need for 3 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  146. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: 14 team dynasty mixed league with 6 hitting keepers. And 5 pitching keepers. Currently have Strasburg, Greinke, Cliffly, & Aroldis slotted as my first 4 keepers. Are any of Lester, Medlen, or Halladay worth slotting as. My 5th keeper or should I be pursuing an arm before my trade. deadline this weekend?

    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, those aren’t great keepers, but depends on what you can get…Probably take a flyer on Halladay if you can’t get anyone

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        have to disagree .
        in a 14 teamer , that’s not such a bad top 3 SP ‘s.
        lee might be a bit old , but for a #3 he’ll certainly do .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @costaricanchata: I didn’t mean the ones he was keeping, I meant the ones he was choosing from for his last spot: Lester, Medlen, or Halladay

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  147. The Thumb says:
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    Halladay or Cueto the better DL stash for this year? Cueto’s obviously better but with the Reds toying with using him as a reliever im not sure it really matters…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Halladay

  148. SteveNZ says:
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    Of course my opponent streamed Belt today. Of course he did. He’s hitting .417 so far today. Me? .200 of course. FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: .182 actually. Thanks Lowrie.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: .167

          • Grey's Goatee says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            Save yourselves a couple of hernias and stick to roto leagues.

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            #497! Oh wait… Thats not what were doing here?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          .129… I win.

  149. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I f**king hate orange county, if I had the energy I would go all SteveNZ on that land of frustration and blondes. Stores are so damn over priced

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      On the topics of hating OC and baseball, gosh I hate the Angels’ broadcasters.

      I swear every time I hear “Light that baby up!” or “Big fly!” I want to punch a kitten. The two Dodgers’ road broadcasters (Lyons and that guy that looks kind of like Token from South Park) are quickly approaching their level of obnoxiousness.

      I wish Rick Monday would just take over when Vin leaves.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey’s Goatee: I’m pulling for Jorge Jarrin, but thats also because he’s a customer of ours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I spent 30 months going to school there and was far from impressed with their racial profiling and antique cars

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: antique cars?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all over the OC, at least in Orange

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: never seemed anymore than anywhere else, but I use to build and restore old cars

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: I’m very familiar with old town Orange, I have a client who has a boutique down there and there is a record store I use to go to. Where you live now you probably don’t see too many old cars on the daily

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not unless they’re old Bentleys… I just remember a spot in the circle there where old white folks would park old cars…

  150. Jason says:
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    Sanchez and Holliday or Alvarez and cliff lee?
    ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  151. SteveNZ says:
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    Word to the hitter-streamers…

    Scheirholtz is facing RHP all the way through to next Wednesday. The worst ration the Tron gives him in that period is $10 when he faces Wainwright…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I just put in a waiver wire claim for Schierholtz, we’ll see if I get him…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: The worst ration? I meant rating. You prefer Nate to Byrd?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure with Byrd headed to Petco

    • Hondo says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      The last place guy in my H2H grabbed him yesterday

      Oh well,I’ll always have Venable(well,unless he sits vs a LHP)

  152. Jason says:
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    Lee or homer bailey ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee

  153. herschel says:
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    sonnyofabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You benched him vs. the Astros?

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: damn weekly leagues. went with three two starters (one of which was k-zar) and parker along with 3 closers.

        which brings me to next week. who do you like between k-zar (@laa and vs min) or sonny (vs sea)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sonny

  154. SteveNZ says:
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    I didn’t strictly need the Haren win in the RCL and was glad of the solid outing, but Jesus…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised I didn’t get screwed in some way there

  155. Jaelen Rosen says:
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    Who wins this trade? Bryce Harper and Wilin Rosario for Andrew Jones, or Harper/Rosario for Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or? These are the same trades

      • Jaelen Rosen says:
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        @Grey: my bad typo. here are the following trades, its been moving since the deadline is tomorrow.

        harper/rosario, harper/rollins, or harper/bailey for jones. any of these trades good?

        i have a.j and asdrubal. my pitching is solid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do Harper/Bailey for Jones

          • Jaelen Rosen says:
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            @Grey: do you like harper over jones? i feel like its not enough.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jones over Harper

  156. Brendan says:
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    I’m falling behind in innings pitched and need to pick up another pitcher or start streaming. Would you drop Anthony Rizzo for Sonny Gray? Rizzo has been sitting on my bench pretty much every day. I’m in a non-keeper league so although he might be a great player a few years down the road, he’s just not cutting it for me. Is he safe to drop or am I allowing another team to get a top 10 1B for free off waivers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine since there’s only six weeks left

  157. SteveNZ says:
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    Come on Jonny. The Tron has high hopes for you.

    As do I…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It loves Jonny tomorrow too

  158. poop says:
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    Drop Archer or W.Chen for Gray? The brains at ESPN say that Bal has a tough road for their pitching in the fantasy playoffs FWIW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

      • poop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – actually I have to drop 2 because I still have Aramis on the DL. Who else to drop – W.Chen or Aramis? I have Machado at 3b.

        And while in the dropping mood – drop Franklin for Aybar, A.Escobar, or Miller?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aramis… Miller

  159. The Thumb says:
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    Does Sonny pulloff the rare 2 ledes within a week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful

  160. The Thumb says:
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    Yankees signed Mini Donkey, not that it matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  161. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey, Samardzija and Colon both got dropped in my league. Are you dropping Venable or Rajai for either? They’re my 6/7 OF (assuming Kemp ever plays) in a league with 3OF/1UT; I have 1st place locked up for H2H playoffs in 2 weeks. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable for Samardzija, but I wouldn’t start him until I saw something decent

  162. 2 cups 1 Braun says:
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    There should be a glossary term for when a big hitter comes out of the game early in blow outs:

    Pulling and Old Shart : older or veteran players get pulled for a blowout game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

      • 2 cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey: always a quote short after 3 years attempting ;)…..I even bought your biography to up my chances

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… There’s always next time!

  163. Hondo says:
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    There should be a glossary term for when a big hitter comes out of the game early in blow outs:

    Benched mensch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I think we’re going with routhenasia…

  164. Bryan says:
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    So I’ve stuck with Jimmy Rollins as my SS all year…hasn’t been great. Finally picked up Dozier from the Twins b/c he’s been on fire. I hate carrying two SS, and considering dropping one of them to grab Dan Haren on waivers…good move? and who would you drop (if drop either) for Haren?

    Other available SS are Alexi Ramirez and Erik Aybar. So really not sure who to go with or if I should even drop one of them to get Haren at this pt.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Dozier for him… I’d just ride with Rollins

  165. slew says:
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    Reading K Wong getting called up by the Cards. Is he likely to see much action and worth the ADD? thanks

    • The Thumb says:
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      @slew: i just aborted my Tyson Ross stream to add him. Then again my MI sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if he gets called up… This is the first I’ve heard of it…

  166. LongoTulo says:
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    12 team h2h…Can u please rank Miley, Sonny, Beachy, Shelby, or Estrada-y Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Beachy, Miller

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Grey: So, would u drop Estrada or Miley for Beachy? Beachy was dropped in my league and I want to snag him…but need to part w Estrada, who has put together a couple solid starts or Miley…who has been pretty consistent on ratios. Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miley

  167. Larry says:
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    So if I have 3OF, 2UT to fill and have

    Bautista, De Aza, A Gordon, A Jax, Rajai, Granderson.

    Then at 2B Cano, SS Alexei, 3B Pedro.

    7×7 with obp and slg

    Prado is 2b, SS, 3B elig. Should I trade Prado for Altuve? Prob is, since i have Cano, Altuve would be util

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it if I needed steals…

  168. JFK says:
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    W/Gomez going down, I’m in need of SAGNOF – the king is available, but my only droppable players are closers (we can play four, but they’re gold in our league).
    Who goes given the options?
    Johnson, Reed, Farquhar, Brothers, Hawkins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brothers

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Done…thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  169. Jason says:
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    Holliday or longo ROS?

    Catch is if I move longo I need to replace him in my keepers with either Holliday heyward rizzo or greinke or hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  170. Tom says:
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    which combo do you prefer ROS- 12 team h2h

    mike trout + des jennings OR giancarlo + ian desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  171. Kid A says:
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    Say Hey Grey.
    What’s the read on the Wong call up?
    Kozma the odd man out or is it a shift to some sort of goat-vomit frankenplatoon with Carpenter and Freese at 3rd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kozma’s out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or, yeah, I guess Freese might be in trouble, that seems odd though…Hmm, I’ll need to research a bit, sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, seems more likely Freese goes to the bench

  172. Jason says:
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    Iwakuma or Cobb ROS

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Jason: iwa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: are we all in back to trusting Cobb?, it was facing the Mariners, haven’t seen him on the road yet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think he looked fine… Might not be able to go 110+ pitches for a start or two but I’m no longer concerned…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: just looked at his schedule and I see 3 or 4 starts i don’t love, 1 I do, and a few that could go either way….I like my NL west arms better

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha, I haven’t looked at his schedule, his numbers are great for this year though

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: he has been great, maybe the injury helped keep the regression fairies away, but as I have learned in the past, I hate my AL East arms, especially in September when the race is tight. On the other hand the dude has played way over his head, his next start at Baltimore will be the big test.

                Why am I feeling uneasy about starting pitchers against the Angels at home? I have this feeling they are going to finish dirty, as in good

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Too bad he hasn’t played literally over his head — oofa! Cobb actually hasn’t been that far about his head with his xFIP and whatnot… The Angels have a surprisingly good offense even without Pujols… There’s a reason they have a high OPS…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Oh Zing!
                    Angels are realizing the youth is what’s in and I think they will make some streamers regret going against them, oh my beautiful WHIP…WHY!!!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  173. The Thumb says:
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    I know it’s early but where do you think Cingrani gets drafted next year? 90s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      140ish

  174. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    c’mon arcia get a lead for perkins.

  175. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    broxton may have got that set up man job back from the vacuum cleaner, first time right now.

  176. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    apparently fielder’s problem may have been with his wife of 8 years, he’s now divorcing her and just got a homer after not having one for a while. Just in time for the playoffs (and the lawyers)

  177. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Wheeler is looking great through 2!

    Also, I just picked up Kolten Wong as soon as I heard he for the call. Through 412 ABs in the minors, he was hitting .303 with 10 HR and 20 SB (only 1 CS).

    FWIW, he also had a ridiculously good 60/41 K/BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I grabbed him too

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @HandOfGaudin:

        One more thing. I am a Nigerian Prince. If you just loan me your bank account, I’ll give you $20K.

        60% of the time, it works every time.

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Grey’s Goatee: convinced again.. Stay classy, grey’s goatee!

  178. Jason says:
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    Nova or gray

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Jason:

      Probably Nova because of the better track record. Both guys have very similar K and BB rates. It really depends on the matchup.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Jason: gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up on match ups… Nova

  179. Fungazi says:
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    I’m thinking of trading for Myers in a 12 M keep 6 to a team out of it looking to stack up picks. The only high pick I’ve traded away so far is 2nd (8th round). From other remaining picks what’s the most you would give up to get him without handicapping too much for next draft and not overpaying? Going to win it this year and not screw myself over for next.

    Sorry if this seems vague and appreciate the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade a top 4 round pick… Give what it takes to get Myers

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: So just 1 pick? I tried with the 3rd and he didn’t want it, go with 1st pick and I already dont have 2nd?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with the 1st

  180. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Alright Grey, time for my daily question.

    I just got a proposal in a Keeper League I just inherited a team in. We only keep 6, and at least 2 must be pitchers. I’m out of the hunt and strictly playing for next year.

    Guys worth keeping that I own: Puig, Myers, Scherzer, Jo-Fer, Bogaerts, Chapman, and Cespedes.

    Now I really don’t want to keep 3 OFers in a league where we only play 3, so I put Cespedes on the block.

    I got an offer where I give my

    Cespedes and a 6th rounder

    for

    Hosmer and a 3rd rounder

    Would you take this? If I do, I’ll be keeping Puig, Myers, Scherzer, JoFer, Hosmer and Bogaerts.

    I know how you feel about Cespedes, but he’s been brutal to own (plus Hosmer is 5 years younger).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it…

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        What if I can get Wright instead of Hosmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Wright for next year, he does nothing for this year if that’s a problem

  181. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    We haven’t talked about it yet, but I can’t believe that blonde won next food network star, I won’t vote because I have to do it through facebook, and I want no one in real life knowing I’m voting for next food network star

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya on that… I wouldn’t vote either and think she was the worst choice of the final 5 or 6 people… It’s all right, Rodney will get a show too and kick it pie style, whatever that means, and the blonde will fall into obscurity… It’s the problem with only moms voting for stuff…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I liked Rodney’s show idea a lot, thought that would have been fun to watch for a couple of seasons.

        I see the food truck race is back on, but I never got into it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, the rest of the show ideas are just them cooking, boring…. It’s on again already? That’s cool, I didn’t know, I watch it usually when I catch it…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: exactly, not worthy of my DVR but will watch if on and nothing else is going on

  182. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    variety of different league questions here
    1. aybar still ahead of miller in 12 team h2h?
    2. 16 teamer owner of beachy now worried he won’t make playoffs and might not trade me him for one of perkins/rivera. so i’m trying to go after another owner’s either cobb or haren. I am weaker in rbi’s than runs. which of these is best, if they all are fairly good
    a. my choo + 1 of perkins/rivera for rios and
    b. my 1 of perkins/rivera for 1 out of haren or cobb (which one of those SP’s also)
    or I could go to a 3rd owner (who has grilli and papelbon, and a decent amount of good SP) and try to do
    c. perkins or rivera for 1 of s.gray/ryu/w.peralta (which of those). It’s possible owner isn’t aware of possible greatness of s.gray and just thinks he’s a kind of hot rookie
    d. or just hope for perkins or rivera for beachy.
    have till end of sunday to get one of these done.

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

      I’d rank those 4 Ryu, Gray, Cobb, Haren. You probably don’t want to trade for Haren though. Maybe Grey disagrees.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey’s Goatee: in case beachy guy comes back around (i just talked to him on phone and he’s still thinking about it; he only has ziegler at closer and bascially loses saves each week, he might come around to the idea that having a chance at 1 whole cat for the remaining weeks could get him back into playoffs) where does beachy rank out of those guys? 2nd to ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. depends what you need 2. Cobb… C. Sure Ryu D. If they don’t work

  183. Grey's Goatee says:
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    14 IP 25 Ks and 1 ER combined from my two streamers today (Wheeler and Gray).

    Our prayer trapezoid worked!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe how well that worked out… Good job!

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        I meant 20 Ks. Still couldn’t be happier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me either

  184. goodfold2 says:
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    1.is venable better than jackson now for a 10 team half of the time bench bat? jackson’s average/steals/homers are worse, at least lately, than venable.
    2. is wong better than any of these dj lemeheiu/miller/gyorko? weakest at rbi’s. also have aramis/bogaerts. also about to throw away wallace for another pitcher spot (richards for sat will hold him in case he keeps what he’s doing, he’s been good against decent offenses lately)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Yes, DJ

  185. JFK says:
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    Rolled out a flock of Peli-cans yesterday w/Johnson, Farquhar and Hawkins, and still hurting…

    After getting fisted by Fister earlier in the week, need to shore up my staff – which two do you like best of this group as non-streaming options ROS: Cosart, De La Rosa, Gray, Kennedy, Medlen, Oberholtzer, Wily, Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Kennedy

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Sweet, thx…have a great night!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  186. ROLFAMLO says:
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    wong, woo! upgrade over either of seattles MI, miller or franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Franklin

  187. gareth says:
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    2 points:

    I called the Reynolds to Yankees move the day he was released. Its on razzball. I have internet proof y’all !

    Hitchcock’d is a perfect analogy. Props to carnac.

  188. gareth says:
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    The Yankees got pronk.

    Then mini donk.

    Arod and jeter provide the b’donk a donk.

    Oh myyyy………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  189. gareth says:
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    I need a Third comment apparently…..

  190. definitely gareth. Grey – hate to do it, but I gotta drop one: Rajai or EYJ?! Have to disturb the royal order of SAGNOF, ROS…

    thanks

  191. Hondo says:
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    Kennedy or Beachy ROS until the playoffs in 3(actually 4 since I’m a lock for a 1st round bye) weeks?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hondo: ATL has pretty good schedule in the playoffs (last 3 weeks of season for me)

  192. LazyFly says:
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    If a manager ends a great player’s night (or career) too early, maybe it could be a Dusty. Cano got Dustied.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @LazyFly: that has much more specific definition of wrecking a pitcher’s arm from leaving him in too long.

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