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This is the last Buy/Sell of the season so I was going to title this post, “Grey Needs A Vacation,” but who wants to hear about what I need?  This is all about what you need for your precious fantasy team.  Ooh, I’m Random Razzball Commenter, and I need a young, studly outfielder with power, speed, average and goes by the name of Avisail Garcia.  Fine!  You got it, RRC!  Sorry, was I shouting?  Let me take a deep breath off of this glass contraption that blows smoke into my face when I suck.  There we go.  Mellow yellow, Donovan.  Yay, baby!  So, sadly, another Buy/Sell year comes to a close and we sure did have a blast.  Member that time I told you to sell Chris Davis?  The laughs we’ll have about that while you try to hunt me down with a bow and arrow.  Or the time I told you to buy Matt Kemp only for him to hurt his female parts the next day.  Oh, yes, good times, over-the-internet friends!  You know what the guy who wears a beret and makes sandwich at Au Bon Pain says?  C’est la vie, you want extra muenster cheese on this?  Except for the muenster cheese part, there’s wisdom in those words.  Oh, and Avisail Garcia, right!  Yeah, he’s hitting out of his mind right now (near .400, showing power and speed).  There’s only a few days left, but I’d absolutely grab him if he were out there on waivers.  He’s also someone I’ll be very excited about next year — in fourteen after twenty.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Michael Brantley – He could’ve been the lede with how he’s hitting, but he talked bad about my momma.  No one talks bad about my momma!  He’s also over 50% owned in ESPN leagues, but just barely and I figured what the hey, as Fonzie’s horse says.

Charlie Blackmon – The light-skinned Blackmon has been on a tear for about — oh, let me look at how long the Rockies have been at Coors — ten days.  They’re on the road for the final series of the season, but I’d give Blackmon a try to see if he can keep his hot hitting ways going.  The good news is the Rockies are on the road to a Dodgers team that will be throwing everything but the kitchen sink at them since they clinched already.  I hear Edward James Olmos is starting Sunday’s game.

Jon Jay – Hitting .345 in the last week with 3 steals in the last eight games and zero RBIs.  The Federalist doesn’t pile on; he believes in the democratic way.

Craig Gentry – You, “So, I have mustache-envy.  I want your handsomeness, but since I can never find such peace of face, I’d settle for steals.”  Then grab Gentry.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – As I’ve mentioned a few times before (1700 times, give or take 3), I’m going over the end of the season rankings right now that will be posted next week.  Catchers are such a wasteland that Salty actually shows up and he’s not over 50% owned now, nor do I think he has been at any part of the year.  Alas, if you’re struggling, maybe he can give you something in this final push.

Justin Smoak – I’m not going to do any whack-ass puns on Smoak.  This Justin, I’m a new man.  DAH!

Jonathan Schoop – Wasn’t he in That Thing You Do and married to Christina Applegate?  Maybe it was a different guy.  Schoop was touted highly in prospect circles, which is a few steps above a circle jerk in the food chain of circles, in order:  Circle Jerk, Circle of Trust, Circle K, Prospect Circles, Circle of Confusion.  I’m not sure I trust Schoop as much as others to evolve as quickly as next year.  Maybe he can give a 15-homer, 10-steal season, but that seems like a ceiling rather than a floor.  Any the hoo!  I’d grab him in deep keeper leagues in case he gets an infield job out of spring training, and could be a short-term add for the final few days in redrafts.

Ed Lucas – Promise this is the last nice thing I say about Ed Lucas ever:  he’s been hitting well recently.  There!  Done!  …Okay, one more thing, he looks like a guy I’d trust to watch my dog.

Eduardo Nunez – The only news ever about Nunez is how he’s inferior to Jeter.  I wonder if every day Nunez wakes up, his alarm clock plays Englishman in New York.  That’s gotta be how he feels.  Nunez, a gentleman, will walk and run.

Vic Black – I doubt he sees anymore save chances, but you just never know what the Mets are gonna do?  They gave their kid’s college tuition to Bernie Madoff to invest and have a mascot that has gigantism.

Trevor Rosenthal – Since he replaced Mujica, he’s recorded three straight saves, and I’m pretty much convinced anything the Cardinals do will end in success.  If the Cardinals can’t make something work, they send them somewhere they will never be heard from again.  See Mitchell Boggs in Colorado.

Joe Smith – I just went over my thoughts on the Indians bullpen in this morning’s post.  It’s a wonderment for the world to see!

Ryan Vogelsong – I’m knee deep in the Stream-o-Nator for these starter pick-ups. I’d start Tom Koehler if it meant winning because I just needed a few more Ks and ratios didn’t matter, so I like Vogelsong but obviously he’s not super safe, which is different than the bonus round in Supermarket Sweep.

Yusmeiro Petit – Imagine you find a rotten apple with maggots in your refrigerator.  Imagine you eat said apple.  Imagine you vomit said apple into the garbage.  When the vomit is still piping hot from your body temperature, that’s what Petit looked like in the start I streamed him, but he gets a decent matchup on Saturday.

Yordano Ventura – I’m a fan.  I’m kinda pumped to write a rookie outlook post about him in November.  He throws gas, and not like when you fart into your hand and throw it into someone’s face.

Marco Estrada – The last day of streaming with a guy I touted the living shizz out of in the preseason?  One last chance to make good on my promises or one last chance to turn the knife?  We’ll see.  All I know is when I was writing up this blurb, my iTunes played these lyrics, “Radio playing some forgotten song, Brenda Lee’s “Coming On Strong” and the newsman sang his same song…Oh, one more Estradar Love!”

SELL

Anyone for Anything – Which is also the positive of “Not for nothing,” Mother Albright’s favorite phrase.  This is it, guys and four girls.  We’ve come to the point in the season where you drop any players just to get stats you need.  Put all your cards on the table and play to win and fight for your life and leave it all out on the field and wrassle with gators and don’t tread on me lightly and old glory full of fury and anything else that was ever used as a title for a college coach’s autobiography.  This is your time.  Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!

  1. papasmurf says:
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    Grey, I must pick at least 5 keeprs out of these clowns in a 16 team league. I have 4 DL spots to stash players. 6×6 (standard 5×5 plus OBP and HLD).

    What do you think?

    Stanton, Longoria are musts I guess.

    Then at least 3 out of these guys:

    Harvey, ECab, Sal Perez, Glen Perkins, Shark, Ryu, Brandon Philliops, Rendon, Simmons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you wait for word on Harvey? It’s likely not good news, but you have to decide now?

    • Spyre says:
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      @papasmurf: I’d stash Harvey on the DL, and keep perez, ryu, and phillips

  2. Prezzii says:
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    *grey walks out to relieve prez… Prez hugs grey for an hour crying*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There, there…That’s you patting my back…

      • Prezzii says:
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        Dude you been jogging in the dugout? Your back is wetter than scotty nguyens after missing his flush draw!

        Scotty Nguyen baby! My backs always wet baby! Cuz im always sloshed baby…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome! Quiet voice, “He just needs anything but a heart on the river….” “Oh, no, a heart on the river!”

          • Prezzii says:
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            @Grey: “You call, its gonna be all ova, baybay”

            • Asi Asi says:
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              @Prezzii: It’s no fun when Scotty got the gun, baby!

              Hey Phil, wh,wh,where the beer, baby?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “He just put on his mirrored glasses…I think that means he’s going to hold…No, he’s hitting! He reversed his tell!”

              • Prezzii says:
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                @Grey: he doesnt play blackjack grey!! Hehe your casino knowledge is atrocious.. we’ll work on it.. speaking of practice… Whens the podcast rap!?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Put it all on black! What, still no good? I think the podcast wrap show should be this week, but I honestly haven’t heard anything from Nick yet…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Prezzii: relieving what? your greeter job at Walmart?

      • Prezzii says:
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        @J-FOH: KMart foo! Walmarts for the disabled..

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Prezzii: sorry blue light special, I’ll watch my P’s and Q’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’ll go read it now…

    • Prezzii says:
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      @J-FOH: funny.. i just flashed my “better than BJGE” skills this morning.. can i be a lead back?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Prezzii: how much you weigh?

        • Prezzii says:
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          @J-FOH: slighty above rajai, slightly under matt adams.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Prezzii: thats about a 100 pound swing

            • Prezzii says:
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              @J-FOH: 100? Thats being pretty generous. Haha

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Prezzii: I’m going to say 210

                • Prezzii says:
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                  @J-FOH: much better!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just read the opening paragraph, but good stuff… Those sexy Italians…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Right? Right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A’la Wiz Khalifa — Green and orange, Green and orange, Green and orange

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I had to go with the OPP drop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, gonna love the classics… Much respect, mon…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you know how I love my classic hip hop mash ups

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too, bro, me too

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I need to do a wedding dedication rewrite for you and the cougs….I promise not to use the pharcydes “Oh Shit”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How about Ya Mama?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: can i do it Ya Couga?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Perfect!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll be kind….jack style!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I would expect no less

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @J-FOH: Dude, had no idea you were writing over in fooseball land, musta missed your first one. Very nice, I’ll be sure to check those out. I do love me some Gio.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @J-FOH: Do you get 1/765th of a penny every time I click that link?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @MattTruss223: nope, i get the satisfaction of being a part of a great website

  3. Long Bawls says:
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    Minka’s still out there waiting for you, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t want her!

      • hobag says:
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        @Grey: The coach’s daughter. Amirite?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, pasta wasn’t the only thing Jeter was diving. Don’t blame you. On the other hand, think of all the goodie bags she must have stashed over the years!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word Series rings?

  4. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Stupid question, I already know the answer, but I figured I would ask it anyways to reaffirm my decision:

    Start one out of these three:
    Harper (vs. Corbin – Left handed pitcher)
    Span (vs. Corbin – left handed pitcher)
    Gentry (vs. CJ Wilson – left handed pitcher)

    I need Steals and homers equally as much. Harper gives me the chance at both. Harper is the best player out of those three. But Harper doesn’t hit Lefties really well, harper has been hitting .130 over the last 7 days. Gentry has been a stealing maniac as of late and is playing in Texas.

    My brain says Harper. My risky food stuffed gut is urging me to plug in Gentry. It’s Harper, right?

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Well crap, after writing all of that, the Texas game has already started. WTF. Harper it is!

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        Wow, stupid yahoo scared me for a second. The game isn’t until tonight. But it’s locked in my guys for some reason.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        The Texas game started? Huh?

        • Shake N Bacon says:
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          @Grey: No, Yahoo is being stupid. Locked in my guys, has the game start time at 10:00AM which makes no sense no matter the time zone. But my guys are locked in, which is annoying.

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            And it’s fixed now. I swear I’m not going crazy…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, figured it would be

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d refresh it in an hour, I’m sure they’ll fix that

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: jesus, another yahoo is a joke moment. magically football on yahoo doesn’t seem to have any problems except their waiver system doesn’t seem to understand simple logic.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Weird

    • Prezzii says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: send me some trades man! My team sucks in the rcl… Only league i went with a high priced QB, and the only league im below .500.. just shows you how much better it is to go RB/RB/WR..

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Prezzii: I need me some RB help in that league. I’ll take a look at your team. I’ve been offering trades like a maniac and getting shut down with no comments as to why or if they are interested. I don’t think the like me. Or I’m offering awful trades! Don’t know why they won’t trade me Trent Richardson for Snelling.

        • Prezzii says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: ha! What!? Snelling is the truth..

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Prezzii: why don’t you talk football on the football side

        • Prezzii says:
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          @J-FOH: cuz i promised grey i would never leave his side.. one day in the dumpster outside machados house.

  5. Matt says:
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    I have 3.2 inn left.

    A. I could start shields and aj burnett today, along with 5 RPs.

    B. Wait until tomorrow — starting 2 RPs today and start derek holland, dan haren and 5 RPs tomorrow.

    A or B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  6. TheNewGuy says:
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    Anyone else that doesn’t know what to do with themselves for the final few games? I love fantasy baseball and I love the playoffs. I don’t love real baseball supporting during the regular season (too damn long).

    Just hoping I can hang on and manage a money position in my league, then we can all sit back relax, sink beers and watch the playoffs unfold. Only 3 more days to go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I know what you can do….Get some friends and regale them with your Mike (Major) Minor and Mike (Rainbow) Trout witticisms.

      Hang in there….only two more hours of this…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Haha funny as always man…

        I live in England, imagine how many of my friends like baseball, JUST IMAGINE. Ok maybe you can’t imagine it, tell me how many of your friends like football (soccer)? Yup that many…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Just seen your response on the other thread.

        Thanks for saying you hate me, real classy. Like I have ever said anything to you….well I will now brace yourself.

        You’re an asshole. When I mentioned about biggest jerk of the year awards, I did secretly think of you and rightly so.

        Seems you must be around here all day on a regular basis then. One time I have a day off work I see you swarming around this place.

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    Thank you for a great season again. Lineup questions for this evening – how would you play these dudes:

    1B – Fielder @ Koehler
    OF – Davis v. Buccholz
    OF – Jones v. Buccholz
    OF – Brantley @ Pedro Hernandez
    UTIL – CarGo Lite @ Torres
    UTIL – Fatt Adams v. Wood
    BN – Soriano @ Oberholtzer
    BN – Hanley v. McHugh
    BN – Crisp @ F-Her

    Thinking it depends on who is actually in, but any changes you would make right now?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with that lineup depending on everyone playing…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man, will keep an eye on starting lineups. Man I’m ready for the season to be over. This shizz is terrorizing my nerves. If I pull it off it’s a 4-Peat and another $145 in my pocket. Who doesn’t want an extra buck forty-five in their pocket and bragging rights for a fourth straight year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya… Good luck!

  8. Dkohn says:
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    Can’t lose!

    • Prezzii says:
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      @Dkohn: hand down, man down!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn right!

  9. Steve Stevenson says:
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    I can pick up 2 of these turds for tomorrow. Probably won’t start them (more just to corner the market on Saturday starters so the rest of the league has nothing to choose from and loads up for Sunday), but if I do I’m just looking for a fluke W: Happ v TB (Archer), Nelson @ NYM (Harang), Harang v MIL (Nelson), Eovaldi v DET (Anibal), E. Jackson @ STL (Kelly), Nicasio @ LAD (Greinke?).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin and Eovaldi, but I’d just let me opponents grab these guys since they’re not good

    • Mountain Man says:
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      @Steve Stevenson:
      I picked up Nelson for the reason you stated. Not sure if I will start him, but his AAA stats for this year look decent enough, and he is facing the Mets in Metco.

  10. EK says:
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    Pls rank for h2h pts:

    Minor vs PHI 15.6
    Kluber @ MIN 12.4 (hasn’t gone more than 5.1 inn in 4 starts since returning hmm)
    Cueto vs NYM 11.8
    Niese vs MIL 11.7
    Gio @ ARI 4.4 (really, SON?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, Minor, then as SON has them

  11. Wake Up says:
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    SON has Kluber @ $12.4…you have the over or under?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: yep me too thanks…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Wake… You got nominated for an award earlier today…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Most Swollen testicles? …thanks again high heels!

            • Prezzii says:
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              @Wake Up: drippiest mipples…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Prezzii: guilty!

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Prezzii: ever been to the cheesewake factory?

                • Prezzii says:
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                  @Wake Up: haha i dont even wanna know….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: SAD and end of baseball coinciding is a bit of a cruel joke…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tis is true…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Care to share a drunken Grey story?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m hoping to acquire some in Vegas in two weeks for my bachelor party… Ever hear the one about how I caught sexual harassment charges? It’s in my book!

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: oh, I’ve read it…and publicly recommended that everyone else here read it too!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, thanks!

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Wake Up: That’s a pretty good number. He’s worth starting, but I wouldn’t expect too much. In four September starts, he hasn’t pitched more than 5.1 innings or K’ed more than 6 batters in any outing. His road #s aren’t that great either (4.57 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 67 IP).

      On the plus side, his last start at Target field was very good (7/20: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) and the Twins have Pedro Hernandez going, so he has a good shot at picking up a W.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Big Magoo: yep I like it thanks…

  12. Yeezy Taught Me says:
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    long time reader but infrequent commenter. sorry to go all fanboy on you Grey, but you’re the fuckin man!!!…thanks for all your help

    • Gareth says:
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      @Yeezy Taught Me: I second that. Grey is Awesome.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Gareth: Tripled. Who else would go to all the effort of answering everyones crummy question, hurricane or tornado….noone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, thanks!

  13. Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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    What level of value for Garcia do you see in a 5 OF, 40 man roster dynasty league with a $500 budget?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About $20

      • Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Excluding Cutch ($41), that’s more than I spent on the rest of my OFs combined so I doubt can sneak him through the preseason auction unless he’s open to changing his name to Karim.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, gotcha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  14. Big Magoo says:
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    Vacation = Honeymoon. As long as it’s someplace tropical for at least a week, you should be able to recharge the batteries. Just don’t overdo it with the planned activities or it might not be as relaxing for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t plan on doing anything but relaxing and having sex for the first time!

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Exciting! Will you be wearing all white at the wedding?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With a hole in the crotch area

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        the first time ? ?

        well , if this song is playing in the background
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2_6fV0zeMg
        and the cougs comes out of the bathroom wearing a strap-on ,
        well , it’s prolly too late to run .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  15. EK says:
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    Kazmir (14.1) or Kluber (12.4) both @ MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

  16. P Swayz on a Horse says:
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    Way off topic here, but, after multiple google searches, I gave up and decided to come here to ask.

    I’m the Commish for a keeper league that’s been going on for 6 years. We’ve used Yahoo! the whole time. I would like to switch to a much more modifiable site to run the league. We are willing to switch to a pay site (our league has about $490 in cash reserves for parties and what not).

    Anyway, does anybody have any suggestions? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been using CBS for a keeper for about ten years and works out well for me

  17. B.Loblaw says:
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    Thanks for the great advice all year! Roto league where I’m projecting by Sunday I’ll have a .05 ERA lead over the next guy, .007 WHIP lead, have wins unmovable, and be chasing around 10-20 K’s. K deficit will be fixed as the competition will be maxed out on IP tomorrow. Would you stream any/all of these guys to try to make up the K’s, or just protect the ratios? Does it depend if it’s 10 or 20? Yes, the race is that close.

    Alvarez vDET
    Chatwood @LAD
    Bedard vNYY
    Miner @ATL
    Vargas @TEX
    mystery Yankee @HOU since Kuroda’s no longer announced anywhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream Chatwood but that won’t be enough for 10 Ks, so I’d protect ratios

  18. SF1966 says:
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    Grey, thanks for all the laughs and info this season !!!

    Who you like this weekend at third:

    Pedro, Headley, or Nunez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, Headley

  19. fausto says:
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    DUMB QUESTION ALERT! !! would you bench Phillips vs. Pit for bonifacio vs CHW? I’m down 3 sb and need to at least tie that cat. Since I’m putting arod on bench per your advice that would open my util slot. For b. Hamilton he’s NOT starting but could still swipe 2 bags. And I need thay jaywrong/soriano Friday homerun magic 2 would be great so if you could just let him write something that would be great thanks. I know you are opposed to starting b ham if he’s not actually starting. But it’s so tempting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Bonifacio

  20. J-FOH says:
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    I had a thought yesterday while under the influence of something, instead of a draft party for one league. Get a collection of your best expert friends and all schedule your drafts for the same day, hook the computers to the TV’s then you have a war room style of experts all in one place chiming in on each others drafts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a bad idea but I’d be concerned it was six hours of watching people check their resources

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: it could avoid the dumb mistakes we all make

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @J-FOH: I don’t know what your draft party’s are like, but we’re partying too much to pay attention to what the hell’s going on with the draftboard.

  21. B.o.B says:
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    Do you know if Kuroda will make a start vs Hou this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, seems likely

  22. ashtray says:
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    Ethics question:

    I’m in championship week and I have an OK lead on most of the pitching categories. The other guy isn’t too far behind but it looks like he might be shifting in to stream-everything-you-can-find mode.

    At this point I have 6 starters remaining who I am pretty happy with (Lee/Colon/Petit/Kazmir/Estrada/Quintana) but he has 10 to go not including any Sunday streamers that he may pick up tomorrow. As I said, I have good ok leads in the categories but if he throws enough shit at the wall enough might stick to beat me in W/K/QS.

    Would it be a totally dick move to grab all of the remaining decent Sunday streamers (Ryu/Kuroda/Niese/Gray/Paxton/Bedard/Redmond/Lackey) first thing tomorrow morning to prevent him from grabbing them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a dick move

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        wait .
        i thought it had already been established that you
        don’t know dick about dick ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m learning for all of youse…

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: On a similar note, I had a guy (a close friend in fact) that tried to pick up and immediately drop a bunch of pitchers against me last week to cause them to go on waivers and thus preventing me from being able to pick them up. However Yahoo prevents this from happening, putting an end to this ploy. I consider this a dick move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ashtray: No, that’s Standard Operating Procedure.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @ashtray: sound strategy…

  23. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    I’ve got so many of your buys on my roster now, Grey, I’m thinking of changing my team name to Grey’s Golden Glutes (as in Maximus). Thanks again for all the advice as I seal the deal on my first fantasy championship.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, congrats!

  24. Gareth says:
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    Funniest Baseball Player Names of 2013. Here’s my list:

    R. A Dickey (Yes you are)
    Chien Ming Wang (he he, Wang)
    Joey Terdoslavich (The Eastern European Poop)
    Scooter Gennett (He’s such a MOD)
    Trey McNutt (The Scottish Testicle)
    Tuffy Gosewisch (20’s Flapper)
    Didi Gregorius (Bond Girl)
    Madison Bumgarner (He has a Garden is his Bum, LOL)
    Asdrubal Cabrera (If your Ass Dribble lasts longer than 4 hours, please consult a Doctor)
    Arquimedes Caminero (Outstanding)
    Danny Farquhar (Lord Farquar is joined by Shrek, Fiona and Donkey – Adams, Butler and Dunn).
    Charlie Furbush (Was Traded For…..)
    Doug Fister (This Guy. Funniest Trade Ever. The Mariners got Reamed)
    Bobby LaFromboise (Delicious)
    Jesus Sucre (Literally Sweet Jesus)
    Xavier Avery (He’s in a Wheelchair yet still plays Major League Baseball. Inspirational).
    Lucas Duda (Yankee Doodle Sing that Song……………..His Last name is also Poop.)
    Hansel Robles (Hobbies Include Eating candy Stuck to Houses, Escaping Witches and Cooking)
    Matt den Dekker (Stutterers Nightmare)
    Ian Krol (Failed in his quest to become a Nordic Gatekeeper in Dungeons and Dragons, So now just plays Baseball – You have been struck out by KROL !)
    Manny Machado (Overly Masculine – Is he hiding something?)
    Brad Boxberger (Would you like Fries with that?)
    Jaff Decker (Both Parents were Drunk or Dyslexic when filling out his Birth Certificate)
    Antonio Bastardo (Father!!!!!!)
    Stolmy Pimentel (I’ll have one of those please bartender)
    Andrew Lambo (A Sheep who kills a Helluva Lot of Random bad Guys)
    Pedro Beato (Mexican Masturbation)
    Xander Bogaerts (One of Draco Malfoys Minions, hides in Closets)
    Charlie Blackmon (His real Name is C. Thomas Howell and he had a short lived Movie Career: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091991/)
    DJ LeMahieu (Hey Mr Dj, your Last name sounds like someone Vomiting)
    Al Alburquerque (Love his Name and His Backpack! http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/1109/mlb.hazing.through.the.years/images/Al-Alburquerque.jpg)
    Melvin Mercedes (Business in the Front, Party in the Back of the car)
    Andy Dirks (Dirka Dirka Mohammed Ji-Had! America, FK Yeah! )
    Dylan Axelrod (I swear he was in an 80’s Metal band)
    Brian Omogrosso (His last name adequately describes how it feels to Own Starlin Castro, the Upton Brothers, ect ect)
    Donnie Veal (He Likes his Deer Meat Italian)
    Marcus Semien (He Abbreviated his full name to Avoid ridicule – Marcus Semien Donor)
    Mike Zagurski (Has a very Successful side career working for Disney Pixar. Also plays Baseball with One Eye, which is remarkable)

    Please Feel Free to Pick a Winner for 2013!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is that for Matt Adams?

        • Prezzii says:
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          @Grey: COOL STARRY BRA!

          Matt adams would look pretty busty in that bad boy…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You’re gonna be starry, bra!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezzii: HA!

      • Gareth says:
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        @Prezzii: Its not a Story per se, More of a List………..

        • Prezzii says:
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          @Gareth: hehe.. i know. Im just pulling your tail and hiding your toy mice.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Prezzii: It’s only one list, where are the other two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I enjoy Al Al

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: vote for lambo. this whole thing is good stuff. nice work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  25. D Rich says:
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    Grey, I need your help bud. I own Elsbury do you see him stealing a bag at all if on base? I need steals and runs in my matchup and might throw in gentry or someone if i have to. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see much from Ellsbury for this weekend, maybe one steal just to see if he can…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: the one on the left is a dude

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My left or your left?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: the one in glasses…

            Vegas…Bachelor party….sexual harassment suit?….why…am…I…writing…like…this….I read above

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  26. abdoozy says:
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    Porcello scratched from today’s start.. Dammit..

    Do we have a term for “starter you were counting on who is scratched at the last minute because his team is aligning its rotation for the playoffs”? The word “clinch” should be in there somewhere. Or something related to clinch, like pucker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nah, no term yet but I’m all ears…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I got clinch ditched

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we can do better…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Pucked. Because you were subjected to something obnoxious from The Real World.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Who put their finger in my peanut butter?!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: HAHAHAHA….I got pucked from the Tigers

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Now I’m going with this stupid Judd!

  27. EG says:
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    H2H 5×5 championship matchup, very close right now. I’m winning the following:

    R (16-13)
    RBI (14-10)
    Saves (3-1)
    K’s (25-22)
    WHIP (0.80-0.96)

    Losing following:

    Avg. (.235-.273)
    W (1-2)
    ERA (1.57-1.50)

    Tied in HR and SB…

    I have Dickey, Lynn, Felix, Holland, Greinke, McCarthy, Morton and Gray (8 total) left to start… He has Shields, Lee, Strasburg and Ubaldo (4 total) left. I have 2 moves left and he has 1. On wire is Kazmir, Pettitte, Petit, Parker and Estrada.

    Think I should throw everyone and hope that I get wins, hold K’s and saves, gamble on ratios (can’t imagine either of us sustains current)? Or just be very selective and try to just stay ahead of him and try and snag all cats?

    As for offense, replace any of Swisher, Span, Hosmer or Gordon with Avisail, Blackmon or Brantley. Also have Kemp and Heyward, but keeping and probably playing those.

    Thanks and sorry for the long post!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Throw everyone, yeah…

  28. OaktownSteve says:
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    Just like I drafted ‘em. Tonight’s line up:

    Gomes
    Belt
    Utley
    Headley
    Kawasaki
    DeRosa
    Solano
    Bruce
    Gentry
    Ruggiano
    Krauss
    Sierra
    Sweeney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, it’s that time of year… Though lineup has looked like that for a while, right?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: looks almost like a food and beer menu

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @J-FOH: this must be a very deep league oaky’s in.

  29. Lines says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for another season’s worth of advice and entertainment. With your help, and my own brilliant decision-making, I managed to finish the regular season 20+ games ahead of 2nd place in my H2H league… and then lose, badly, to the 6th seed in the semi-final.

    But that’s okay. I’ve got Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw as keepers. And I’m in the finals of another league.

    I know you don’t really care. But you should know that your advice pays off. And league championships are fine and good, but all I really want is for you to be proud of me…

  30. Tracy says:
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    Down to the last moves in the championship. H2H league and all categories but steals are still in play. Looking for wins and K’s without too much damage to ERA and WHIP. Should I stream Nelson or McCarthy, both or neither? Thoughts are appreciated, and thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again for the help all season long.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  31. B.o.B says:
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    Who do you like (if any) out of these tomorrow for my situation:

    Eovaldi vs Det
    Maurer vs Oak
    Jimmy Nelson @ NYM
    Happ vs TB
    Jackson @ StL
    Harang vs Mil
    Clemens vs NYY
    Richards @ Tex
    De Vries vs Cle
    Nicasio @ LAD

    Tonight I have 4 (Kluber, Felix, Lynn, Gallardo) to his 4 (Bailey, Colon, Ogando, Shields). My opponent has 6 (Parker, Anibal, Ventura, Morton, Haren, Waino) SP tomorrow to my 3 (Kazmir, Erik Johnson, McCarthy)….the league has W, K, ERA, WHIP & QS all of which are a complete toss up right now. For Sunday I currently have 5 (Ryu, Estrada, Kelly, Erasmo, Ross) to his 1 (Cueto) but we’ll certainly clear out any available SP going on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The first three but they are very dangerous…

  32. J-FOH says:
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    509 moves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s impressive…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Thats what she said!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yes, she did!

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @J-FOH: even 300 moves here.

      Next most active rosterbator in this league: 114. And he didn’t make the playoffs.

      Pretty sure I’m the only one in the league reading Razzball. There is a definite correlation.

  33. goodfold2 says:
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    oh lord how many people can i get injured in a week on my championship team. last week (bleeding enough into this one that I can’t own him) a-gon/machado (pick up aramis)/aramis/wright (again)/lind (sore back)/victorino (for the 17 time this year with minor ailment). don’t think i’m missing anybody else. maybe lucroy today? mccutchen or choo?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: all these injuries will be funny if by sun i’m still winning all of these categories.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: hard to imagine this was said less than 6 hours ago.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            True

  34. goodfold2 says:
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    with less than 6 minutes to not only adjust 6 rosters, but in the roto pick up holds guys while benching saves guys (12 innings left) santos looks good, but atchison being at the top of RP for last 14 days isn’t helping when I forgot that either TB guy (peralta/mcgee) would have been better today. damn, need some holds. eh maybe mcgee allows 3 blows game, and i laugh my lucky ass off for 5 str minutes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, was away from the computer for a few…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no not from anything to do with you, i asked that question back well over 12 hours ago. I got santos with the wil smith drop, but my silly ass left myself with only enough time to grab 1 other one (really only have 2 more spots anyway, even with benching holland/rivera), likely should’ve gone peralta or mcgee, but when you indez yahoo RP under my league’s scoring achison comes up first in last 14 day performance. was running really close to the wire. Fielded 6 complete rosters, but had to spread the siemien as they say, and use boneface in a place where I don’t need steals at all.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: could’ve grabbed those CLE guys too, but i’m worried they will be wasted getting saves instead of holds. tomorrow i might just grab both CLE or both TB holds guys. Or one of each.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  35. goodfold2 says:
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    now that i dropped him and have choo in 3 leagues, LET’s GET Burnett!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go!

  36. royce! says:
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    Haven’t checked in for a bit because my fantasy season has essentially ended and I was in Nashville for the bar opening, but wanted to thank you for another year of…who am I kidding? If it wasn’t for razzball, I would have quit FBB years ago. So thanks for facilitating my addiction!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @royce!: let’s toast with jack’s ghetto mimosa’s! that’s OJ and High Life or some other shitty beer mixed together.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @goodfold2: pound it and thats a white trash mimosa or redneck mimosa

        • royce! says:
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          @J-FOH: Isn’t that a Brass Monkey?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @royce!: thats with OE and OJ, this is high life. totally different drink and ratio. Mine is 1/3 OJ to 2/3 beer

            • royce! says:
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              @J-FOH: You’re right, that is totally different. All sarcasm aside, I would think that it’d be a lot better with high life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem! So, how did the bar opening go?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Very well, thanks. It was my wife’s first time out there and I’m happy to report that she doesn’t think I’m a complete idiot for getting us involved in it! And considering how crappy I feel right now, I am very glad that it is 2000 miles away.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice… How were the reviews/crowds the opening weekend?

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: The bar has actually been open since August–they wanted to do a “soft opening” to work out the kinks–though its presence wasn’t really announced until the grand opening party, which was on Monday. Not sure about reviews beyond yelp, and someone wrote this a while back: “The burger tastes like sloppy delicious morning sex.” I assume he meant that as appetizing. Crowds have been good so far…similar to the cha cha, but it’s a bigger space so you can move around and actually have a conversation.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet! That’s awesome! I love sloppy morning sex with meat involved…

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Grey:

                hot sauce .

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And hot sauce, yes…

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey: well the burger has an habanero orange marmalade BBQ sauce on it, so the hot sauce is already accounted for.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, I don’t know anything else about the burger, but that sounds delicious…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @royce!: Not much more to know, except house-ground beef, aged vermont cheddar, applewood bacon, and bibb, when they can find it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, it’s so sloppy it comes with a bibb, nice!

  37. Ro_Bauti says:
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    Thanks for the advice, it’s taken into the championship.

    Question. I already have Yordano Ventura starting tommorrow, do I double down and stream Erick Johnson? Other available streamers are Maurer (vs Oak) and Jimmy Nelson (@NYM).

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Ro_Bauti: i was about to do this myself in at least 1 league, but then i looked at his k/bb, and bb/inning, and even k/inning. all bad. I would think only if you are completely getting murdered in era/whip and don’t have losses as a stat, or are already getting whipped in that too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with any of them, Nelson looks like he could surprise, maybe… It’s very risky though…

  38. goodfold2 says:
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    here comes a marte steal for roto purposes anyway. not good if he scores for my championship though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  39. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody remember that simpsons episode where lisa attaches electrodes to a cupcake to see if bart will keep touching it. the guy i’m playing in finals keeps playing segura at SS every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t it Homer and a donut?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i think you are right. the bart and cupcake thing was bart trying to climb a very tall stack of something, almost unreachable, like a bookshelf.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that sounds more like it…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @goodfold2:

      I like the very early episode where they go to family counseling and they get hooked up so they can shock each other in a form of aversion therapy and they end up blacking out Springfield.

  40. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    porcello didn’t sit long there eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: good news is due to none of those 3 runs being his it’ll be very hard for porcello to get a loss, or a win. if i can’t get a win might as well not get a loss in this league. bailey needs to learn that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  41. goodfold2 says:
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    bailey needs to get out of this game now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @goodfold2: No! Leave him in!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Abdoozy: actually since that inning all 4 of my pitchers have been great. bailey/lee/porcello/kluber. that jones homer is making me lose my first category though, rbi lead also down to 1.

        • Abdoozy says:
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          @goodfold2: they left Homer in just long enough to make me happy. Did I mention he’s on my opponent in the finals team?

  42. goodfold2 says:
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    who the F is jimmy nelson. opp just picked him up for tomorrow. be pretty cool if my wright beats his shit in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A potential roofie from the Brewers… But the Mets are garbage so it could work out…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i can handle my opp having good era game, but just curb the wins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just need Bailey to give up 7 earned runs…

  43. goodfold2 says:
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    bailey is almost throwing as many balls as strikes. not cool. dude. his whip could be way worse. good news is i’m betting he comes out after this inning, (NO DUSTY)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda would like to see him get hit, but I won’t put the kavorka on him…

  44. goodfold2 says:
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    medlen/lee is like that hamels/stras game from a few weeks ago. KKKKKKKK….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 9 of lee’s last 12 outs are K’s. if only i needed k’s at all instead of wins.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s blowing through the Braves

  45. goodfold2 says:
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    oh no, the DET bench to ruin our seasons is on now. fielder another casualty in my week of losses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, doubt Miggy plays all that much this weekend too…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah but he’s actually hurt. even with my 4 player bench i might have to play gyorko/semien and still not have whole roster if
        fiedler/wright/victorino/lind all stay out. Although at least now we know why lind has no homers lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh crap, didn’t realize…

  46. goodfold2 says:
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    turns out that achison inning didn’t really hurt me as this team i inherited already had the worst era, it did improve the whip with only 1 hit in an inning. Did waste an inning though. 11 left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  47. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    those poor sale owners. damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  48. goodfold2 says:
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    should’ve held onto burnett. but bailey’s been so damn good at home this year.

  49. goodfold2 says:
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    that’ll be the ugliest loss of the year, that lee one. 3 hits. hope my other cats hold up cause that’d be an ugly way to lose, by 1 loss or so with a 3 hitter no walks loss.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: opp also goes ahead on saves with this lee loss. 3 cats losing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He got the loss?! Jesus…

  50. Carl Hungis says:
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    My boy Kluber looking nice tonight boys.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Carl Hungis: yep, only pitcher i’ll be able to get a win out of.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: watch now they’ll yank him, just to really make what was my 10-0-2 look scarily like a barely winning 7-6 by tomorrow.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: yep i’m winning 8-4 now. kluber and bailey’s whip with lee and bailey’s losses. along with hitting .190 today we’ve got whip/ops/rbi’s nearly tied. real ball game now.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: with crisp and lowire losing OPS, barely winning runs. attempting partial chop. we each would take off just over 33% and play for last just under 33%.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not so much

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Carl Hungis: Yea brah, after the first pitch…you’re on it

  51. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Felled, man.

    I saw Porcello wasn’t getting the start so I grabbed Feldman. I’ll have to wait to see but that might cost me the championship in a H2H. Ugh.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @goodfold2: It’s easy to say “bad decision” to myself now, but I had a decent ERA lead and was hoping to preserve the K lead while my opponent went heavy stream.

        Seriously, though. This is my third year in this league. I lost the first two championships, with the first being on a tie breaker to the higher seeded team. The same team that I’m facing as the higher seed this year. I went 133-62-15.

        Can I just tie this guy, please? If I lose this one, I’m the freaking Buffalo Bills.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey:

        Two HRs today won it on the tiebreaker!

        NAME R HR RBI SB AVG K W SV ERA WHIP SCORE
        #3 Eager Beavers (121-80-9) 56 13 64 2 .2743 166 16 10 2.725 1.161 5-5-0
        #1 Geographical Oddity (133-62-15) 63 14 62 11 .2630 204 12 9 3.082 1.109 5-5-0

        WHEW!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, congrats!

  52. Carl Hungis says:
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    Is that no win for Kluber? ***ing jinxed him

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Carl Hungis: he went 5 so he’s still in line for the win.. If the pen can do its job. Cost me a QS though, damn.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Carl Hungis: it’s still a win. he was really quite bad other than 2 innings. unless they come back from a 6 run deficit.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: hard to believe anyone is that bad against Twins. only good news is my opp benched plouffe.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: 3 run deficit.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @goodfold2: 9-6, with 6 charged to Kluber. Gah!

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Carl Hungis: damn. from 9-0 to 9-6..

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Abdoozy: all while i go 10-0-2 to 6-5-1. Hope i don’t lose whole week by not trusting Burnett.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: @Abdoozy: i don’t know how he only threw 1 walk, with 42 balls.

  53. Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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    For fuck’s sake Tito, I know you are up by 6 but those are my ratios at stake in a H2H championship and you bring in Rich Hill. Yeah that Rich Hill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Sniglet guy?

  54. Matt says:
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    Seriously, what the hell happened to Granderson? Past 2 seasons in sept and aug, he has been worse than a SP hitting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  55. goodfold2 says:
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    now even fatt adams is getting ugly for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe Lee didn’t get a win there…

  56. goodfold2 says:
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    and with that worth homer i’m now losing. 4 hours ago was 10-0-2. will be back to 6-6 after kluber gets win. do not have tiebreaker. now i pretty much need at least a few of lester/haren/sanchez/jimmy nelson/archer/quintana to mess up or at least not get wins or a whip around 1.10, and my gray/ventura/kazmir/ryu to at least not get losses, or better, wins. also would help if team actually hit, and kenley/koji/farquar/janssen/strop could get more than 2 saves in 5 days. AHHH!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: may end up being good for me that i didn’t just tell the opp off (or even laugh) when he waited till after wed and was losing 0-10-2 to see if i’d do a partial or total chop. we’ll likely end the day 6-6 and now i’m the one asking, but for the same reason i originally did, to take some of the gambling out of what was before the week, and is now, a close match.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah! Damn, wasn’t a great night for you…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: some people really have to pick up the hitting or his pitchers could massively fail. cutch likely needs to do something, assorted others.

  57. goodfold2 says:
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    my team’s hitting about the worst .280 you can hit while opp is 400 avg and 1.143 OPS today.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: at least now that i’ve had 4 bad starts (only 2 saves out of 5 closers) and hitters are terrible this week i deserve to lose against averge or better squad. Unlike in my main league where I was by far the 2nd best team in the first round out of 8 and just happened to run into Pence playing better than he ever has or will ever again play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I’m near .150 for the week…

  58. Spike Owen says:
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    I have 14.1 innings left. Well, 14 actually, so I stay under the IP limit, as I have a full load of starters set for the last game of the season to blow past the limit. For tomorrow (Saturday) I have Ventura and Pettitte lined up. Is it safe to start both and assume that combined they won’t go more than 14 innings? I need Ws! But if they both go super-deep then I can’t use the 9 guys I have lined up for Sunday…dare I risk it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’ll be fine starting both, but I wouldn’t risk it and only start Ventura..

  59. Joel says:
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    Have Napoli. Will he play this weekend? Should I snag Ramos or Gattis?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Joel: they’re still playing for home field, so I would assume he plays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Gattis

  60. goodfold2 says:
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    how have i had 14 starts so far this week (4 bad ones in bailey/liriano/kluber/gee) while winning era by 1.3, (and it’s not terrible at 3.12 )and opp has had 4 starts this week (2 terrible in kuroda/archer) yet i am only winning wins by 1?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: opp got lucky with 2 closer wins of course. i can’t get wins from any of good to great starts from cueto/hamels/lee (worst loss of season by any pitcher, could actually lose me week and championship, for it being a loss)/ventura/erlin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  61. Wilsonian says:
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    Here’s where we stand tonight with two days left to play in the Championship matchup (my stats are first, only worried about pitching right now):

    W: 4-4
    QS: 7-4
    SV: 6-2
    Ks: 76-40
    ERA: 2.10-2.92
    WHIP: 1.16-1.18
    Ks/9: 9.37-7.30

    He has Wainwright, Kazmir, and Petit pitching tomorrow. I have Pettitte, Morton, and Ventura. I have to throw all three of them, right? The only other legit option for tomorrow is Haren.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: he also has Annabelle tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to start all three and hope they pull out some wins and a QS or two

  62. goodfold2 says:
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    how is crisp only hitting .263 on the year? i’ve faced him 3 times in this league over the year and i swear he’s never batted worse than .380 over a whole week against me. Dude must really suck when he sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  63. goodfold2 says:
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    turns out in the roto picking up atchison instead of mcgee/peralta did in fact send me over .33 innings from holding a bunch of guys for sun, along with the jimenez start. Worst case i lose out on 1 QS and win, and cold fall behind 1 spot in wins. So, at worst looks like 3 total roto pts, at worst. we’ll see if I can hold 4th place anyway. Moved up from 14th when I joined this league mid season. 11 teamer now though.

  64. goodfold2 says:
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    gyorko at 3rd and headley at 2b with no outs. no one scores? terrible padres.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re awful

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @goodfold2: sadres

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Long Bawls: AKA lowres

  65. Ron says:
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    For all the marbales and a championship which pitcher would you start of the 3 below?

    Quintana vs KC
    Chen @ CWS
    Roark (if they choose him to start) @ ARZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  66. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: H2h standard cat finals – Pitch or ditch

    Kazmir @ Min
    Morton @ Cin
    Ventura @ Cws
    Minor @ Phi
    Archer @ Tor

    Era/Whip very close ( he only has 1 pitcher pitching and that’s minor ) if you were to pick 1 or 2 who would you stream today ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Kazmir, Minor, Ventura

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    Got a league question for the Razzball faithful. We’re looking at adding innings limits for next year to slow down a bit of the streaming. What is the arbitrary number that people use that allows for a little streaming, but not constant streaming?

    Also, do people use start limits for batters, too? And if so, what’s the number people use?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1250 IP tightens things a lot… 1450 gives a little room to breathe… 162 is standard for batters…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: what about in head to head? We’re thinking about a weekly innings limit and start limit. Most of the league wants some limiting on streaming because a few of us go bucknuts (myself included).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          60? 24 weeks in the season 1450, turns to 60… It’s 10 starts…8 Starts, 3 closers…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: look at you and your math. That would probably work. It’ll be a work in progress.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Voila!

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Grey:

                i certainly hope that you’re not one of those people
                that pronounce it “walla” .

                p.s.
                i think wilsonian is correct .
                counting down the last days of your freedom is
                turning you into ” mr. math “.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  34 days!

                  • costaricanchata says:
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                    @Grey:

                    haha .
                    once it gets down below 30 days ,
                    a convict computes his release time in days/hrs/mins

                    not only are you going to have to take your shoes off ,
                    but you’ll have to borrow rudy’s feet as well .

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hahaha

                  • costaricanchata says:
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                    @Grey:

                    have the nightmares started yet ?
                    what if she leaves you at the altar ??
                    (and , yes , you would get to eat twice as much
                    on your honeymoon/vacay) .

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t make it sound so appealing!

                    • costaricanchata says:
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                      @costaricanchata:

                      actually , it could open a bunch of doors for you ,
                      provided you don’t sit around in your tux and cry in your beer .

                      how about …. blown out drunk …
                      “a half a mil in the bank APPARENTLY is not enough security for HER”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      In my daiquiri…

  68. Hondo says:
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    Would you go with Gomes(definitely in lineup in 8 hole) or wait and see on Weiters tonight?

    I’m up 8-7 in my 10×10 H2H and am getting anal.

    If only some of these guys would pull their bats out of…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Gomes

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude,couldn’t have made it this far without your help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. Fungazi says:
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    Start em or sit em?

    W/L/QS are all tied and ERA & WHIP are tight at around 2.70 and 1.10. Start Minor @ Phil & Estrada @ NYM against his Anibal @ Mia & Teheran @ Phil? Or sit em both and let his team fizzle out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Fungazi:

      man .
      that’s a real dogfight .
      good luck !

  70. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Ron Washington just dicked over fantasy owners everywhere by pulling Holland. We think he did it on purpose. We also think the Beatles wrote side two of Abbey Road about us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Jon Niese was quoted yesterday that his fantasy owners should start him… We’ll see how well that goes…

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: I streamed him as insurance in a league where I’m way up in pitching. A comment like that scares me, like he’s gonna intentionally mess all over the Citi Field mound. Maybe he has CarGom and Scooter on his squad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  71. Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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    Hope the Shark gets a depleted Cards lineup or roll with Ventura today? Need a perfect game but will settle for a win and K’s. Don’t really care about ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: shane robinson (who i still can’t believe is a white guy) would likely still tear shark up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Total Reggie Cleveland All-Star

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    Need help real quick. Who are you starting today:

    Adams
    Fielder
    Aoki
    Avisail
    Crisp

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    Pick one for 1st, then 2 of the remaining 4. Not sure if Fielder is playing. He batted once last night and was replaced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams, Avisail, Crisp

  73. letsgobravos says:
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    Billy H is getting very few ABs this week. I don’t have another SS so I’m afraid holding him may bite me. He’s capable of ripping off 2 steals every time he gets on base though. Hopefully he’ll pinch hit before this one is over today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need steals, it’s hard to drop him for the chance he goes off…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: I’m down 5-2 on steals. I really need to close that down to 2 though at least if I’m going to have a shot to win it tomorrow.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Gomez just swiped 2 bags for my opponent so steals is probably out of reach. Time to look for a SS who is actually going to play tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

  74. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, which 2 would you start out of Fat Adams (EJax) Kemp (niscaiso) or Avisail (ventura) today?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: probably avisail/fatty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Kemp if Kemp’s playing… If not, obviously Adams

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Missed editing before Cards game started. Have 2 slots left for Kemp, Harper and Avisail. Harper and Avisail?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go that way, yeah

  75. goodfold2 says:
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    got the partial chop down. hitting good today (lind/mccutchen). if fielder is put into lineup, him or victorino (who is in lineup). Don’t want to see anybody get that 1 at bat b.s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  76. letsgobravos says:
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    Went from leading 12-2 in one league to trailing 6-7 now. Son of a bitch.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Started the day 0-8 on offense while opponent is 4/5 with a homer, 3 RBIs, and 2 steals already to put him into the lead on HRs and AVG. We both have a lot of pitchers going and he has some of the worst starters per SON while I have some of the best. Fingers crossed that proves accurate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    i know twins aren’t good, but they really have had good on base % this week, at least against my pitchers (kazmir/kluber/mcallister). lots of 2 guys on base per inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  78. letsgobravos says:
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    My pitchers with with supposedly good matchups are shitting the bed. Parker getting slapped around by the fucking Mariners. Some fucker named Medica for the Padres just had a 14 pitch AB before driving in Chase Headley for the 2nd run against Petit. DAMNIT.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …and Petit follows that up by giving up a 2 run blast to Guzman. From 12-2 late yesterday to now completely falling apart. Awesome.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos:This is fucking comical. 2 outs then a double, a single, a homer, a single, a single, and then another fucking single to the PITCHER for another RBI. My opponent has stults going also so that makes this an even bigger kick to the nuts. Petit was the #2 starter today per son at $22. Meanwhile Stults was $2.8. An entire season’s worth of work down the drain in a matter of hours.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @letsgobravos: i know what you mean, i was 10-0-2 before yesterday, now 7-5 with jimmy fucking nelson outpitching my kazmir. that’s three str twins games with them f’ing up my whip. Kazmir is K’ing a shitload of people. IF ONLY I needed K’s! I’m winning wins by 1 even though i have a good pretty good era and my opp has only had 4 starts. every start resembling decent he’ll get a win. i need 3 good starts to get a win. His whip constantly hovers near 1.10.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @goodfold2: And Parker gives up a grand slam to give him 7 earned for the day. That puts me behind on ERA and WHP now. From up 12-2 at 8pm last night to now trailing 3-10. Un-fucking-believable.

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @letsgobravos: What are the odds that Parker and Petit would both have their worst starts of the year on the same fucking day when I was 1 day away from winning a championship? 7.2 IP, 12 earned runs. On top of that, my offense is 0-12 today after having 1 RBI yesterday. Went from up 6 on RBIs going into yesterday to now down 8.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  79. goodfold2 says:
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    Get jimmy nelson. Gotta get yr jimmy’s like KRS said.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: that’s not quite “getting him” but at least he’s not winning anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i think kazmir heard me. Keep that whip down buddy. be much easier if 1 or 2 of my opp’s lester/annabelle/haren gets his whip jacked up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  80. Joel says:
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    Hanley Giancarlo prince Bill butler or Harper…. Can start 3… Trailing HR RBI and Steals. Butler has been on my bench 2 times this week with 4 RBI to boot… I worry about prince and Hanley not playing mucho. But they may sit tomorrow instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Butler and Harper

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I had already in place. Hanley and Prince playing scared me into the idea of playing them tonight hoping they actually tried, versus tomorrow. Thanks a ton tho

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. carmelo1369 says:
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    First time commenting, but wanted to thank all the work you guys do. Was cellar dwellin it for a while so I traded away players I couldn’t keep anymore after this year for picks. Picked up replacements from your posts, and barely missed the playoffs. I’ll be back for sure next year on here for sure that way I won’t keep cc and verlander as long as I did.

    12 team league, but I have 8 of the first 37 picks next year so which 8 would you keep from s perez, c davis, m carpenter, b lawrie, d jennings, m stanton, b butler, l martin, a chapman , k jansen for the best flexible draft day roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Not Martin or Lawrie…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: good, now i just need to know what the question was. hehe.

  82. goodfold2 says:
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    after having my early game guys go 8-18, now adams/lucroy/gyorko/wright go 0-9. pick it up. got victorino left.

  83. goodfold2 says:
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    lucroy really is the c version of goldy with those steals. Catcher steals are freakin crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  84. goodfold2 says:
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    glad i reaquired brad miller in 16 teamer where i’m playing for 5th. how does a dude with that few homers have 3 different 2 homer games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  85. Wilsonian says:
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    Was leading 10-3 now leading 7-6. I hope these jackwagons pull something out of their ass tonight. I need a miracle. Of course I went with Zobrist at 2nd and not Walker today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Good luck!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I’m gonna need more luck. I’m losing 8-6 now. I picked up the wrong bats and arms. Played Avisail where I should have kept CarGo Lite who had a MONSTER day. Streamed Morton where I shoulda snagged Haren. Dropped Perez yesterday for Salty. Of course Perez hits a bomb today and Salty doesn’t play. I’m completely screwed unless my team can get some hits, steals, wins, WHIP, and Ks/9 tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn… Good luck tomorrow!

  86. goodfold2 says:
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    just noticing that the cardinals simply do not have bench hitters, at all. shane robinson is the best one.

  87. goodfold2 says:
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    get outta the slump fat adams.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: at least he didn’t k or double play again.

  88. goodfold2 says:
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    for ROS which, since can only play 1 (due to previous manager maxing out 1st and 3rd in a roto, while leaving at least 20 starts at most other positions, from playing injured, never subbing out off days, etc): beltre/adams/votto? Still have CI open starts. Weird thing is this team is top 3 in rbi’s/homers/runs/avg/ops all while leaving a LOT of starts from OF on the table.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  89. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s what i’m F’ING talking about Gyokro. tied in homers now. up 4 rbi’s. I’ve only had 2 good rbi days all week. thanks lind as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  90. goodfold2 says:
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    no more jed lowrie!

  91. Wake Up says:
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    Whew…was able to cover my bases…Puiggy’s not the only one with the conch…Cutch has a conch, Marlon has a conch, Pedro has a conch…

    If you see him while your driving, give him a honch…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Found out why you are not supposed to take Mussel Relaxers with al cohol…I ended up with a spoiled clam!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better or worse than a bearded clam?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: she was spoiled …and her clam was both spoiled and bearded! so, same!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              …Same!

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey:

                my favorite color is Grey…

                I never had a brother I could talk to…

                My neck is currently stiffer than Marcus’ socks…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My favorite color is Wake Up, I’ve never had a brother either, you have semen on your neck?

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: no…I had a seaward on my shoulders…Wake Up woke up with a neck that is stiffer than Press E thinking about Brooke eating a sloppy Joe…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  92. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    I would just like to echo everyone else who are saying their pitchers are killing them today. Minor, Holland and Petit are torching my WHIP and ERA, literally dragging my team away from certain victory. Makes me wonder if I just bench everyone tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, miserable at the worst time

  93. goodfold2 says:
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    oh no i left the semien on my bench! now i need KC to hit the ball to not get a loss. great.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: the 2 days when wright was out that i had to start that guy were terrible. at least 5 K’s. shame wright wasn’t out today. His 0-5 or 4 indicates he pretty much was anyway.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: SHIT Ventura! Not cool.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: let’s go and make era a competitve category now too, huh.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: only winning by .57 now, and since opp is only on his 7 start right now (haren will make 8) his era/whip moves fast in whichever direction it’s going. Gonna need some runs to come against haren/lester/anabelle. archer didn’t stay in long enough to completely screw him again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yikes, that’s close

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  94. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus, METS season right here. their best player comes up with bases loaded and 1 out. any run scores is a walk off, so wright double plays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  95. goodfold2 says:
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    something’s not right with ventura, against WhiteSucks and no K’s yet.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: lester’s in as much trouble as ventura, that’ll keep him hopefully at least .5 away in era till haren starts.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2:with dunn i’m in trouble. ventura needs out; 5th bad start of the week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice

  96. letsgobravos says:
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    Of course Wi yin chin is pitching great for my opponent against Boston. Dan Haren will probably throw a perfect game with 20ks later tonight against the dbacks for him. Its eerie the way momentum works in fantasy baseball. My team can literally do nothing today (2/19 batting, 9+ERA after giving up 12 runs in 7 innings earlier) while he’s batting over .500 with 7 RBIs and piling up Ws and quality starts from the worst pitchers going today per SON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and bad time to go cold…

  97. Kid A says:
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    I have this sneaking suspicion that Haren is about to come out on stage and spray napalm all over everything I own…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: i hope so (except goldy); not being against you, but my opp. How about annabelle gets messed up for 4 runs next inning instead of haren? or Lester gets lit for 5 right now.

      • Kid A says:
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        @goodfold2: Ah well, the band has been playing on the deck for awhile now in the RCLs. Did fine elsewhere but will have to make peace with 2 Second place finishes this year in the Razz leagues. For fucking shame. Will be tweaking my mousetrap design for next year. Good luck to you GF. Chug-Alug.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  98. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon KC get rid of ventura’s loss. with sanchez coming out early, it looks like i’ll only need gray/ryu to not be worse than quintana tomorrow to still win era. Whip could go either way.

  99. goodfold2 says:
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    damn after hitting like .158 all day opp has gone 4 for last 4 with cano/jones/goldy/perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 5 for last 6 with werth.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy

  100. goodfold2 says:
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    opp woke up now, perez/cano/goldy/ even michael F’ing Young (who opp’s left in over Ploufe, even though young hasn’t played for days) getting big hits. I had came back in OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s ridiculous

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: early in day i went 8-19, now in the 2nd half of the day my opp’s jones (2nd half of game at bats)/young(so far)/goldy/perez/cano(after his first 2 at bats)/werth/harper are 8/19. Two really good halfs of day. Best player of day on both teams is Semien, on bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy

  101. goodfold2 says:
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    glad i got chop down so we’re only playing for 32% of the prize pool, since other than runs (7 lead), steals (5 lead), K’s (34 lead), every other stat is close, and i have no tie breaker. Kluber and Ventura got rid of my large ERA lead. Opp gets win out of every good start (2 more today with annabelle and haren, likely), i get a loss from every bad start and some good ones (c.lee).

  102. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    not only won’t lester get the loss he deserves, i won’t get the save from BOS either, since tazawa/morales dropped it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  103. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    when did you change your mind on burnett starting yesterday. Earlier in week i thought it was mentioned his start yesterday was worrisome? I dropped him back the day after his earlier in week start due to it being in CIN. Trusted others over him that don’t look good now (kluber/ventura/bailey/liriano), could lose due to trusting these along with not keeping him. Could’ve kept Cueto and Cole too.

  104. goodfold2 says:
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    I can’t get other teams to get rid of my opp’s wins or keep their losses. C’mon MIA marlins get a hit to get rid of annabelle’s win.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i think i’m 1 for 4 or 5 today in those situations. Good. still winning wins by 1 with 2 starts vs 1 tomorrow.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  105. letsgobravos says:
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    Preparing my hail mary pass for tomorrow. My opponent is in line for 1 more Ws with his Haren start v Dbacks, but as of right now here’s where it stands…W’s 6-6, I have saves locked up, HRs allowed he has locked up, Ks are tied, I trail ERA 3.5-3.9, I lead WHIP 1.18-1.22, I trail QS 7-9. (I trail overall 3-8 with HRs, runs, total bases, and AVG still in play on offense)

    Opponent has 3 pitchers available for tomorrow. (vargas bedard, and bruce chen) I can start up to 7 of the following (bc 3 have RP eligibility)…estrada @ nym, niese v mil, quintana v KC, gray @ seattle, ross @ SF, redmond v tampa, lackey @ balt, alvarez v detroit, erasmo v oak.

    Which guys would you roll with?

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Also, planning on dropping one of the ones you don’t like to grab Moscoso since he’s in the last set of games and I can run him out if I’m desperate.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @letsgobravos: man, I’m in the same boat as you. Hail Mary pass for me tomorrow. Playing guys with speed and throwing every pitcher I can to try to overtake wins and Ks/9. If I do that, I COULD win (no guarantee, though).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Alvarez

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: So you would run 7 out? Who’s your least favorite out of the rest?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Erasmo

  106. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I’m losing now 8-6 going into the final day. If I’m losing by one win and he has one guy throwing tomorrow and I have 5, I gotta start all of them, right? I have Samardzija, Bald Jim, Tillman, Moore, and Miley.

    If I’m up 4 saves and he has five closers tomorrow (I have Grilli and Rosenthal), do I cut either one of them for a 6th and final starter or just leave it?

    Also, if I’m down one steal, I gotta start Crisp, EYJ and Gentry over Davis, Avisail, and Aoki? Man, today was such a terrible day for me, started the day up 10-3 and now I’m losing.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: well now I got a vulture win out of Cishek so we’re tied in wins, but he’s leading overall 7-6. Here are the important stats that could swing either way:

      RBI – Me: 23 Him: 20
      SB – Me: 3 Him: 4
      W – Me: 6 Him: 6
      ERA – Me: 2.53 Him: 2.82
      WHIP – Me: 1.23 Him 1.12
      Ks/9 – 8.48 Him 8.83

      Do I still start all 5 of those guys? Basically, if I can win steals, wins, and Ks/9, and keep everything else the status quo, I win. But I don’t want to sacrifice any RBIs for just speed, and I don’t want to sacrifice ERA for wins if I’m not going to win Ks/9, too. What’s the play here?

      Also, do I cut Zobrist for Bonifacio to play at 2nd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all the starters, cut Grilli, go with all of those steals guys…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: cut Grilli for another starter or a steals guy? Cut Zobrist for Bonifacio?

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Wilsonian: could lose Grilli for Bonifacio, move Zobrist to SS, and bench Tulo since he doesn’t steal much anyway.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Do that, move Tulo to bench

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Starter…Grab Bonifacio

  107. danny almonte says:
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    Hey Grey, do you like Redmond vs TB or Samardzija @ Stl

    Also I know this may be an impossible question but would you expect Carlos Santana to sit/play tomorrow, same question for D.Ortiz who sat today for rest??

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @danny almonte: i would think anyone on BOS could sit and would be way more likely to than santana. Redmond for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redmond…Santana should play, Ortiz probably won’t

  108. goodfold2 says:
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    sure would be nice if the 8 dodgers not named young could get a 1-3 run lead so kenley could get me within 1 save.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: here comes the COL bullpen to help me out (but NOT m.young, hopefully).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: damn crappy part of dodgers lineup. bases loaded 1 out, uribe and van slyke can’t do anything. Hope that’s how their playoffs end too, with Uribe not able to get important hit when needed. They won’t be starting Van slyke in playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No they won’t…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: bunch of silly little moments like that can’t decide whole championships in real life, and h2h championships, too.

  109. frankgrimes says:
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    I’m down 3-2-1 in pitching categories (overall I’m down 6-5-1)
    winning: saves 4-3 and era (2.05 to 2.65)
    losing: wins 3-2 Ks 42-25 whip (1.15 to 1.27)
    tied with one loss each
    opponent only has Miley going tomorrow

    I need one last bit of Grey wisdom. Its too close with my luck I choose to leave my fate in your hands.
    One loss hurts me but I could takeover in wins and Ks but also lose my era lead as well. Start all?sit all?
    Road ?home? go for Ks? or stick to what SON says? WWGD?
    Moore @ Tor
    Gray @ Sea
    Ryu v Col
    Shark @ StL
    Terehan v Phi

    • frankgrimes says:
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      guess the fountainhead is now pitching tomorrow but prolly not worth it @ AZ

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all of them… It’s not a great position but you have to…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks brother
        what you think of pence getting $90 mil?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about right, he’s been a reliable outfielder for 7 years…

  110. letsgobravos says:
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    Is there a reason hitter tron has rajai, lawri and reyes ranked 1 2 and 3 for both saturday and sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to ask Rudy…

  111. costaricanchata says:
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    these little “do you wanna hear about my game” vignettes are priceless .

  112. danny almonte says:
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    i’ll take a kenley or brothers save!! i’m down 2. tomorrow i’ll need another save from either of them or hawkins/perkins. I dropped Benoit after his 32 pitch blown save!

    this matchup overall is freaking nuts.

    either way it shakes, thanks for your help this year Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  113. fausto says:
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    Last post for all the marbles or whatever cliche word i need. You guys are topps wish I would have found you earlier in my first cherry bursting attempt at fbb. Anyway here’s my situation. This makes me want to vomit but had I kept nava moss and leonys I’d be up 7-3. Instead I thought I’d be cute and grab billy hamilton just wasting moves. Hard lesson learned in the final week of the championship round. Anyway after chris Sale and Liriano flopped dongs this week and benoit just took a much needed W away from me im only down 4-6.
    W 4-3 me
    Sv 4-3 me
    K’s punted them.
    ERA 2.40-4.50 me
    Whip 1.22-1.26.
    Do I start Sonny Gray tomorrow hope for a W and risk whip and era and maybe a vulture W from strop or one of my cl?
    Or do I bench Gray?. He’s throwing darvish Quintana and 2 others.
    Hrs are 7-6 him I’m trailing runs by 5 leading rbi by 4 down 4 sb… and avg by .012.
    Not much I can do losing Phillips and arod. Just hope bil ham gets the nod and runs wild.
    So in a nutshell gray start ot sit? The best it can do is tie us in wins. Worst case he costs me era and whip but its the end so I guess I’m all in unless you think otherwise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Gray

  114. letsgobravos says:
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    What do you think of Drew Stubbs tomorrow against Diamond? He’s had a couple of big games in the last 10 days or so when he started against lefties.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Anyone have any other ideas for streaming hitters? I’m looking for replacements for Kemp (who prob won’t play) and Blackmon, Avisail, Harper and Span who all have bad matchups.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @letsgobravos: blackmon himself has been bad since leaving COL.

      • danny almonte says:
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        @letsgobravos:

        Man I dont know if this will work but I added Ed Lucas for his positions, Yan Gomes (although I should be safe with C.Santana, he can slide in at 1b/3b if needed). I went ahead and added Gentry too who’s matchup looks safe.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @danny almonte: I grabbed Gentry in one league. Pedro Alvarez was dropped earlier this week for a streamer by someone, but Ill have to start him at UTIL over Adams.

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @letsgobravos: Nick Swisher crushes lefties so I’m grabbing him to go against Diamond…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Harper

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Grey: Are you saying start Harper or stream someone in his spot? These are my options for 3 OF spots and 1 Util….Harper (sucks against LHP), Blackmon (facing a strong lefty Ryu), Pedro Alvarez (leaning towards him at Util facing a crappy righty), Kemp (facing a crappy lefty but I doubt he plays bc of his ankle) Gentry (.268 against lefties, but is 0 for 8 this year v Vargas) Swisher (.290 against lefties), Stubbs (.266 against lefties and big games his last 2 starts v LHP) Brantley (.282 v lefties). Which 4 would you start?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pedro, Gentry, Swisher, Brantley

            • letsgobravos says:
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              @Grey: Alright, sweet, that’s the group I already had penciled in. If Kemp ends up playing, would you put him in? Over Gentry?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I’d play him, but the game is late and I wouldn’t wait for him

  115. letsgobravos says:
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    God my opponent deserves to lose. I beat him to the wire every night to grab the best streamers. He rolled out shit like stults, haren and chen today and crushed me. For tomorrow, he just grabbed jake westbrook, erik bedard, bruce chen and jason vargas. If he doesn’t end up with a 6+ ERA out of those starts, I’m fucking done with fantasy basball because clearly the gods of fantasy no longer favor me.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: my opp got worse (and better) niese/westbroke/moscoso/hale

  116. letsgobravos says:
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    Trying to decide on a last starter. Who do you guys like the least out of Redmond, Gray, Erasmo, and Lackey? I’m leaning towards sitting Erasmo, but what are the chances the A’s sit some/most of their regulars since the game means nothing for them tomorrow?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @letsgobravos:

      how may innings do you envision lackey pitching ?

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @costaricanchata: That’s a good question. I’m in a QS league so I need him to go 6. I’d say there’s a good chance they shoot for him only going 4 or 5.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @letsgobravos:

          yeah .
          not that familiar with the sawx ,
          but i think their play-off rotation works out to be :
          lackey , lester , peavy , buchholz
          i think they’re deciding on whether to keep dubront on the roster .
          workman definitely won’t make the cut , and he only pitched two
          thirds of an inning , yesterday .
          if i were a betting man , i might put a few bucks on dubront racking up more
          innings than lackey … with workman possible seeing some time , as well .

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @letsgobravos:

          webster gets the start sunday .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  117. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    So I’m trying to decide on my keepers for next year.
    H2H-6×6(OBP+Holds)-16 team-Keep 20 no restrictions-Y! pos. elig.-25 Active Roster size, 3 DL, 3 NA
    C/1B/2B/SS/3B/LF/CF/F/UT/UT – 2 SP/2RP/4 P
    Ramos -C
    Hosmer -1B
    Gyorko -2B/3B
    Miller -2B/SS
    Cespedes -LF/CF
    Jones -CF
    Stanton -RF
    Yelich -LF/CF
    Rizzo -1B
    Springer -CF

    SP -Bumgarner, Moore, Harvey, Minor, Cingrani, Gray
    RP -Jansen

    I think that’s a definite 17 out of 20.
    Who are my last 3? A bunch of these are FAs…

    Davidson -3B, Moustakas -3B, Rutledge -2B/SS, Villar -SS, Franklin -2B, Pinto C, Zunino C, Calhoun RF, Venable CF/RF, Gennett 2B, Dominguez 3B, Gose LF/CF
    SP Quintana, Ubaldo, Ross, Kennedy, Petit, Kazmir, Josh Johnson, Kluber, Turner, W.Peralta, Erasmo, Delgado, Eovaldi, Thornburg, Duffy, Paxton, Skaggs, Pineda, Alex Meyer
    RP Clippard, Cook, Scheppers, Strop, Siegrist, Gregerson, Henderson

    I’m thinking Davidson, Skaggs, Quintana. I’m really unsure though.

    I also have to pick 11 more to hold on my roster till i pick my keepers. So guys I don’t want anyone else to keep cause I might draft them next year.
    Ubaldo, Ross, Kennedy, JJ -DL, Duffy -DL, Can you give me 6 more from the above list, not including the final 3 keepers?
    I hope that all made sense. I made sure I was sober when I typed all this.
    BTW looks like I’m gonna take 1st place with this team this year and it is such a young team. I was hoping to be young and competitive, never planned on actually winning this year.

    And finally whenever Yahoo credits my paypal account for getting 3rd in a Y!-$100 I will be donating to the cause. Thanks for all the laughs. And I guess the fantasy advice too but I imagine I’d read the roundups even if i wasn’t playing fantasy.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz:

      i think that you have to give moustakas another year to pan out .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo, Pineda, Kluber… No problem, thanks!

    • Slim

      Buddah Lovaz says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Thanks. Pineda is a surprise. I’ve had him take up a DL or NA slot for most of the year. Of course you picked 3 different players. Of course.

      Ugh. I don’t know what to do with Moustakas. 107 -40 -11 -36 -1 -.240 -.293 That’s what I got out of him this year. I don’t know why I played him 107 games.

      • Grey

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        Either way, you can redraft Moustakas or Pineda if you really want them…

  118. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: this is it the final day! h2h standard cats pitch or ditch

    Redmond vs TB
    Vargas @ Tex
    Ryu vs COL
    Lackey @ Bal

    • Grey

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      I’d sit Vargas

  119. Grey – thanks for everything this year. so happy I found this site.

    Finally, who am I rolling with (and yes I have to, for W’s):
    – Webster
    – Westbrook
    -Redmond
    or either shmo in the Pit v. Cincy game?

    thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d start Westbrook and Redmond

  120. slew says:
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    Are any of these FA’s worth stashing in my Dynasty league: Presley, Sierra, K.Davis, Carp, Francisco, or Doolittle?

    • slew says:
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      @slew: oh, and enjoy a few drinks on me. Thanks to Razzball for everything!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @slew:

        Congrats for being the 1st repeat Champion of the CouchManagers League .
        (i’m jealous .)

        • slew says:
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          @costaricanchata: I’m still trying to hold on, Chata.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  121. danny almonte says:
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    So if Sox start D.Ortiz, should I expect him to play the full game and therefore start him too? Or I can go Y.Gomes or E.Lucas… thanks!

    • danny almonte says:
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      @danny almonte:
      Oh and if he’s benched, do I go with Gomes or Lucas? Leaning Gomes…, just not sure who to play if Ortiz starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, I’d go Yan Gomes

      • danny almonte says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey it looks like Ortiz is starting. Play Gomes over him still?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If Ortiz is starting, you can play him, he’ll probably be pulled from the game in the 6th or so

  122. costaricanchata says:
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    webster gets the start for the sawx today , not lackey .

  123. letsgobravos says:
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    Lackey’s not starting. Would you go with Erasmo in his place or just roll with 6 pitchers instead grey? (opp has 3 guys guying and I trail by 2 on QS and 1 on Ws)

    • Grey

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      Go with Erasmo…Good luck!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Opponent actually has 5 guys going now. Vargas, bedard, moscoso, chen and westbrook. While this *should* be a shit show of epic proportions for him, I’m sure him scraping the trash barrel of streamers will result in him getting 5 Ws and 5 QS,…..

      • Grey

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        Ha, yup

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: hopefully not for moscoso and westbroke, as my opp has those 2.

  124. letsgobravos says:
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    Kemp is sitting in case anyone was waiting on a dodgers lineup…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @letsgobravos: Everyone with Kemp was finished 2 months ago man (me included).

  125. B.o.B says:
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    So here’s my situation on this final day…I’m up 11-1 but we’re very close in nearly all categories. I’m in a little dilemma on the pitching side:

    W SV K ERA WHIP QS
    Me 8 4 90 2.73 1.13 11
    Opponent 7 2 86 3.20 1.17 8

    We have a ton of SP going today on our rosters. He’s playing 7 to get the counting stats. I have Ryu vs Col, Alvarez vs Det, Ramirez vs Oak, Ross @ SF, Redmond vs TB, Estrada @ NYM, Bedard vs NYY, Diamond vs Cle and Miner @ Atl for a total of 9 but can play up to 7. How would you play this if you were in my shoes? I can’t imagine many of these starters getting W’s or QS’s today.

    • B.o.B says:
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      @B.o.B: I swear those stats were straight before I clicked Post Comment…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Alvarez and Bedard

  126. goodfold2 says:
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    my opp finally did what he was supposed to do (losing era barely and wins by 1), picking up as many SP as possible. but why wait till these are your options
    hale/westbroke/niese/moscoso.
    even if he wins wins, i’m almost sure he’ll lose losses with that crew, and whip (he’s currently winning whip .05) will be gone too. with those guys it’d be a damn travesty if his 1.10 didn’t skyrocket. he’s also got quintana, vs my gray/ryu. also, for some reason he threw away most of his bench bats to grab these bums (why not other pitchers?) so he’s got segura/harper/werth/cano/crisp/lowrie/jones all starting. funny thing is not one of them is playing in real life today. Gotta hope goldy sits out too. He’s still got goldy/perez/m.young (whom i see is playing). I have at least 8 people playing and if gyorko doesn’t i could sub in hill.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: werth is playing. that makes at most 4 hitters for my opp vs my 8 at least. That BETTER hold my 1 RBI lead. Getting OPS back will be more about if my guys can hit today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  127. letsgobravos says:
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    Christ, Todd Redmond is going to end my hopes in the first inning of the first game of the day. Dude is throwing batting practice and already cost me a .05 lead on WHIP.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: he’s only had 2 bad starts, but they were very bad. the other was about 3 or 4 weeks ago to HOU. I have him in about 3-4 leagues going today. great. Not the league where it matters most, however.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: his damn manager took him away from the chance he had at the worst start of the year. His was the first of the candidates to start off with a K.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …and that will probably do it. Redmond pulled and 2 of his inherited runners score. Parker and Pettit allowed 5 and 7 runs yesterday for my worst starts of the year. What are the odds I have a guy give up 5 the next day in 2/3s of an inning? I mean fucking seriously, that’s ridiculous.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully six pitchers behind him pick up that mess

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @letsgobravos: Same with me in ERA. Thats the risk you take with these cleveland streamers, though I agree WTF was Gibbons doing leaving him out to dry so long.

    • Grey

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      Ha

  128. TheNewGuy says:
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    God Redmond you piece of SH%T!!

    Rolling out a ton of guys to gain pts in wins on the final day, and what happens, I lose a point in ERA so far down to that goon!

    Need a big final day to pinch 3rd now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucked

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Got the point back already, due to Alvarez and Cumton/Niese.

        1 point out needing either homers or wins….go me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  129. Kid A says:
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    Redmond owners fought the law of probability, and the law certainly fucking won.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: it’s a very low probability that a starter has that bad of a first inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Kid A:
      “I’m not here
      This isn’t happening”

  130. TheNewGuy says:
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    Hendersons (relish) Alvarez on pace for a no strikeout no-hitter, now that would be something to behold.

  131. goodfold2 says:
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    if i can get terrible starts out of guys like liriano/bailey/ventura/kluber my opp damn well better be able to get bad starts out of huff/westbroke/niese.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: pretty gross if opp can neglect roster and just wait till last day to throw a bunch of guys who happen to be starting out there and win. My guys actually have reasons to be on both my roster and their own teams in real life too.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @goodfold2: The guy im competing for 3rd with missed out on all the ‘decent’ streaming options to me, so is forced to grab Miner, Moscoso, Huff and Bedard.

      First frame Miner gives up 3 runs already, made me chuckle.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @TheNewGuy: huff hasn’t done that yet. but i’m waiting.

  132. goodfold2 says:
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    time to root against my boy, who makes my nose look normal, niese. GET HIM.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @goodfold2: I got both Niese and Estrada going in that game. One of em better get the win!

  133. TheNewGuy says:
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    You got any championships/money positions on the line today Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I won two leagues and came in 2nd in another… Two of them pay money, but don’t really play the leagues for money

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: 2 more to add to the resume!

  134. J-FOH says:
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    Hey Kid A, I told you to grab and start Brown today and he has 3 catches for 29 yards and a TD to Broyles 0 for 0 for 0…..cust kayin’

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH: You also told me to start Bolden and sit Le’veon. How can I have faith in anything you say, you dilitante?

    • Kid A says:
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      @J-FOH: Thats 2 TD’s for Le’veon now. *grinds teeth*

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: I can’t do everything for you, if it wasn’t a tough call you wouldn’t of asked. Oh and the Steelers has a combined ZERO rushing TD’s on the year. Maybe Bolden will catch one and rush for one and then Jack’s in the clear

  135. letsgobravos says:
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    That swisher HR tied up HRs for me and gave me the lead on TB. Was down 10-2 30 mins ago, now down 5-8. If my 6 pitchers could give me the W on Ws and Qs (trail by 2 in both), I could pull this miracle off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fingers crossed

  136. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, fire up the Delorian and take me back to 11:55 so that I can start Henderson Alvrarez instead of Redmond. I actually looked at the Tigers lineup and was tempted to start Alvrarez when I saw they were running out a B lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right…

  137. TheNewGuy says:
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    I got 4 games running on Mosaic with all my streamers on. God I love mlb.tv.

  138. Wake Up says:
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    CB Buckner’s gotta be the worst ump in baseball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of them, for sure

  139. letsgobravos says:
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    C’mon Niese and Estrada. No more runs for either team. I need 2 QSs and a W out of this one…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @letsgobravos: I’d take that.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @TheNewGuy: only if i get a complete game from gray and/or ryu. none of that niese shit. unless huff can allow like 5, at least.

  140. TheNewGuy says:
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    Get your eyes glued on the Marlins game soon guys!

    Not on for a perfecto but a you-know-what is within reach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: hope fielder breaks this up with a homer.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Although the crummy Marlins cant even scrape together one run, shit.

        So he’s gonna have to throw the first 10 inning no-hitter in history if he wants to get a win lol.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @TheNewGuy: what makes you so sure they’d get runs in the 10th.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @TheNewGuy: 9 no hit innings!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He wouldn’t be the first

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey: This is so wierd, they need to score to get Alvarez the no-hitter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, and they’re about to…Maybe…

              • TheNewGuy says:
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                @Grey: I almost want to see Henderson throw 10 no-no innings though.

                Did Cliff Lee do this a year or two back or is that my imagination? Was either 10 no hit or 10 scoreless, though im not sure 10 scoreless is that special.

                NO HITTER!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Crazy!

  141. goodfold2 says:
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    hey teheran, don’t stop now that you’ve gotten it up to kimbrel save chance. just please lose the damn game. No kimbrel today.

  142. letsgobravos says:
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    Christ…sickening feeling having a NO NO (through 9) sitting on your bench. Fuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, that sucks… Sorry…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: holy moses, OUCH.

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Double ouch when you started Redmond. Talk about a swing decision, from 5 runs in 2/3s of an inning to a no hitter. Somehow, I’ve still got a shot though. Need to win QS and and W’s. Would def help if one of my opponents shit streamers would implode. He has vargas going at Texas later. Surely he will give up 5 runs minimum, right?

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @letsgobravos: The difference there is astronomical yeah, rough luck bud. I started both, still not in 3rd right now though, need a few bombs and some wins (including one from Hendo!).

            Gonna be a rollercoaster of a day.

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @letsgobravos: And yeah I’d imagine the Rangers will be all fired up today, Vargas should get killed.

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    damn perez (although it is good that it’s against quintana), as i had perez till like late july when i upgraded to lucroy. now i’m only winning rbi’s by 1. opp only has goldy/young/werth left.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: OPS should be gone after that homer too.

  144. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    one can only imagine how terrible it feels to lose a championship because somebody picked up bedard. At least if i lose i can blame my not trusting burnett (maybe) a few days ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: My opponent has Bedard going so of course the Yankees are making him look like Nolan Ryan. He streamed total garbage yesterday and got great starts all the way around. If the Rangers don’t shellack Vargas, my opponent is the luckiest SOB in the history of fantasy.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @letsgobravos: luckier than getting what nelson/huff/hale/haren did last 2 days? Bedard is on the same level.

  145. letsgobravos says:
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    Please don’t let Niese or Estrada lose these QS’s…just tied up the cat and now down 5-7.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: i can comprimise, as long as he gets a loss.

  146. goodfold2 says:
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    go fatt adams, first decent plate appearance in 2 days or so, and he was going after shit you can tell even he knows he shouldn’t be.

  147. goodfold2 says:
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    that’s just great, huff looking much better than ventura yesterday.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: opp has hit the streamer’s jackpot with the whip from these guys: hale/huff/haren/nelsen. lucky as shit right here.

  148. Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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    I’m not saying the Tigers threw that one but 2 WP in the bottom of the 9th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’m thinking too

      • Domo Arigato Mr. Arenado says:
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        @TheNewGuy: Luke Putkonen. He had 3 WP in 29.2 innings this year. The first one he bounced about 10 feet in front of the plate, the second one looked like it crossed up Pena and Stanton scored from 3rd easily. Pena also blocked another pitch that bounced in front of the plate before the first wild pitch.

  149. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit Yankees, wake the fuck up. Its BEDARD!!! He’s fucking awful. If he gets a win and QS out of this…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: wow, we have very polar problems here. i need a huff loss.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @goodfold2: haha, I can take a yankees loss, I just need Bedard not to get the W.

  150. goodfold2 says:
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    at least werth was scratched. Get Quintana!

  151. TheNewGuy says:
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    Gotta get these wins from Compton, Chen and Estrada now.

  152. goodfold2 says:
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    One time Heyward get ATL bigger than 3 run lead. I can still come back in saves.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: not only did ATL not do this, Doubront got rid of my own Uehera chance. I still don’t need much to happen to still win.
      1. hold avg lead (5 pts)
      2. huff/quintana/niese all get losses
      3. gray/ryu don’t get any losses and get more wins than moscoso, and have better era than him
      4. my 1 rbi lead holds up over goldy/m.young vs my gyorko/blackmon.
      that’s it. i’ll win with those. Doesn’t even include other good things that could happen.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: YES! Quintana pretending to be yesterday’s Ventura might lock up ERA as long as Gray/Ryu don’t get lit.

  153. letsgobravos says:
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    Lead close to 6-7. Fantasy gods, smite Bruce Chen, Bedard, and Vargas!!!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: …and now losing 3-9 again. Lost the lead on WHIP, QS and Ks. Bedard, Chen, and Vargas are fucking killing me.

  154. TheNewGuy says:
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    Where’s Steve anyway its sunday! Already done in all his leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s in Fiji for the week with his family

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: He misses the final critical week of the season, some fantasy player him!

        Or maybe he’s sown it up weeks ago, ha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m sure he’s juggling his teams in Fiji

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey: Holla from Fiji if youre reading Steve!

  155. Hondo says:
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    Hanging in at 10-9 in my H2H.

    I know one of my psycho ex gf’s must have dropped a xanax on the floor somewhere.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hondo: they tend to steal the xanax’s on the floor more often than leave them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  156. letsgobravos says:
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    FUCK. Quintana blows his QS in the 7th. That will give Chen a W for sure, takes away a QS from me and put me further behind on WHIP. Its a joke how incredibly lucky my opponent has gotten.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: really, cause i loved the extra 2 earned runs he got. could’ve saved era for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammmit

  157. goodfold2 says:
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    can’t believe i’m actually rooting for vargas (well, not vargas, just TEX to not get a save. It’d be better if andrus got some hits and/or rbi’s in a TEX blowout).

  158. goodfold2 says:
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    now back to back errors have robbed niese of his loss. this could cost me season.

  159. TheNewGuy says:
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    Estrada loses the win….fuck,fuck, FUCK!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crap

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i needed the corollary of a niese loss. it was because 2 back to back errors too.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @goodfold2: Talking of corollary I bet theres some coronarys going on around the fantasy baseball world today…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @TheNewGuy: people screaming BEDARD! all over the place.

  160. letsgobravos says:
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    And Estrada losing his W pretty much shuts the door on any chance I had. Opponent is getting Ws and QS from every shitty pitcher he runs out and I get fucked with rosterable guys in great matchups. FMFBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, man, sorry

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i hear the rosterable with great matchups who fucked up part. kluber/ventura/gee/ last few days for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  161. TheNewGuy says:
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    Grey must love this time of the day, never any questions just celebrating or more usually cursing on here!

    I’d hate to think what the FBI would make of these comments section if they found it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  162. goodfold2 says:
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    looks like both peralta and mcgee will get holds. So i did mess up by going .33 over innings back on fri with atchison, otherwise i would’ve started jimenez/at least 1 of peralta/mcgee today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crap

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: but i’m 6 pts behind 3rd and 4.5 ahead of 5th, so the QS/K/bb/holds loss might not have moved me in place anyway. i’m 5 holds behind next guy above.

  163. goodfold2 says:
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    at least i’m not in a spot where i need opp not to do something. i’m winning 7-5, and if nothing changes i’m good.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: really would help if HOU bullpen could just get 4 more outs, with no drama or runs.Runs esp.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: of course, as i say that perez’s third hit of day, along with my only having lucroy/myers/adams getting any hits does have me losing avg by 1 pt.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: everybody else 0-11.

  164. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ok its time to pray. One jack please god, JUST ONE JACK….

    One homer could make all the difference to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  165. goodfold2 says:
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    F Granderson! Another opp loss gone.

  166. goodfold2 says:
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    ryu’s here to lose era, which would likely be the end.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: of course moscoso’s terrible offense immediately gets him a lead!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: goldy just tied opp with me in rbi’s.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: only an rbi due to error. i’ve been screwed pretty bad by errors so far today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  167. TheNewGuy says:
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    Looks like my season could come right down to….Erasmo.

    My whole season comes down to relying on Erasmo of all people for a win! Gah this is gonna make painful watching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But good luck!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Or an epically bad blown save from Holland and the conshellation prize….

        Yeah its coming down to Erasmo then.

  168. TheNewGuy says:
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    Rodneys still throwing 99 despite being around seemingly forever.

    Talk about a rubber arm. Ridiculous.

  169. goodfold2 says:
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    so far the established pitchers ryu and gray are much worse than the bullpen piece at best moscoso.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: another way i can lose is if moscoso gets a win but not one of ryu/gray does. it’d be 6-6, with no tiebreaker.

  170. goodfold2 says:
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    just noticed i left strop in. great. why is he even in game today? they won’t use him at closer after already using him at closer few days before that? he could lose me era with that.

  171. goodfold2 says:
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    never thought i’d be thanking hundley for anything, but right now that run was BIG!

  172. TheNewGuy says:
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    That must feel good for the Hambone.

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, three good things just happened at the same time.
    1. TEX lead gone
    2. Gray’s got a lead
    3. moscoso does not.
    and
    4. ryu looked like a decent pitcher (1 out of 3 innings)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  174. TheNewGuy says:
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    Its over….opponent in 3rd gets a ton of K’s from dumpsters like Huff and Bedard, and overtakes 2 teams in punchouts gaining him points. FMLBBL

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: So now what do we do for the next 6 months?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @TheNewGuy: ……………..

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: go join some fantasy hockey leagues! where the streaming is defensemen for hits and blocks. Make sure you find league with either infinite pickups or at least a lot per week.

  175. goodfold2 says:
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    even though that blackmon was off ryu’s terrible (today) ass; it put me ahead in avg and rbi’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  176. TheNewGuy says:
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    Actually no, if I get 2 homers and the win from Erasmo I can do it…I think….

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: When you need a good start, day or night, who ya gonna call….NOT ERASMO!

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @TheNewGuy: oh and FUCK!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  177. goodfold2 says:
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    andrus could possibly lock up avg here, and possibly rbi’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s go Andrus!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @goodfold2: Least someone on heres got a chance of winning.

      We’re all rooting for you now man, the whole razzball community (whos online right now)!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @TheNewGuy: thanks. and i did too.

  178. goodfold2 says:
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    finally. thank you gyorko. i’m already buying a jersey. unless gray utterly collapses era wise (don’t need the win now) i won, no worse than 7-5 and at best 7-4-1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  179. TheNewGuy says:
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    Think tonights proved how I cant spend more than 50 bucks on a league, no big money leagues for me.

    Its bad enough losing a low stakes one at the last minute, losing big stakes leagues on the last day must be hellish to the extreme.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta do roto instead, less risk…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: It is roto dude, lost in a roto on the final day!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @TheNewGuy: that’s just gross.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holy crap! Wow, that’s insane…

  180. letsgobravos says:
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    Leaving Henderson Alvarez on the bench cost me the title. If I start him over Redmond or Erasmo, I win WHIP, Ws, and QSs and that would have given me the title. Even if my all the luck my opponent got streaming shitty pitchers, I still win if I make one different decision. Really fucking tough way to end the season.

    Won the 3rd place matchup in my other league to get my $100 buy in back. Get nothing for 2nd place in the final I lost this week. Drafted Braun first on both teams so I guess I should be happy I was even competitive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that is tough, sorry…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: yeah, but alvarez is mostly a terrible pitcher, it’s not one of those decisions that you probably should have been close on. Had i lost era or wins, it would’ve been soley due to dropping Burnett (who is very often a great pitcher this year); not trusting him. he was great. I would’ve felt absolutely terrible due to it being a hard decision.

  181. Joel says:
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    I came on here to comment because I knew how active this place was. But perfect Segway into my comment. I seriously paid attention this year and got 1st and 2nd in 2 leagues. It got me thinking of next year. I am inquiring about money leagues. If anyone has a spot where they want a serious player. I am available. I don’t know if this is allowed to be asked but I figured with the amount of traffic on here I would ask. I would love to be in a serious money league(s) next year. Thanks and let me know if any are available

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Joel: problem is the league would have to do draftsafe, (is that the name? leaguesafe?); otherwise how could you trust it? best place other than here to look is by typing in yahoo fantasy baseball message board in google. People post a LOT of different kind of league openings there. it’s how i found out about my 4 orphan teams (free leagues). The company named Leaguesafe holds everyone’s money till end of year and then it gets sent out to the winners by paypal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, congrats! Now’s probably the wrong time to inquire about leagues, better off in March…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Joel: Fantasy baseball cafe under ‘classifeds’ is the place to go if you want a money league.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @TheNewGuy: on this site is the “classifieds”?

  182. goodfold2 says:
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    now that moscoso’s loss is gone, a really ugly window has opened. if brothers doesn’t get this save, my avg lead is only 3 pts. if gyorko and m.young go to extra innings, i could still lose avg. i would go 6-6 if that happened, and do not have tie breaker. kinda really need brothers to get 2 outs without allowing guys on 2nd or 3rd from scoring, and SF winning right now would be nice as well, so gyorko can’t lower my average at all.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: pretty nail biting ending here. one more out from brothers fixes it.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: at least it’s shoemaker.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: unless gyorko goes 0-4 in extra innings i should be fine.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sounds like you got it!

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: yep. i got it. also won this week in 4/5 of other leagues (determining no money or championships, more like who gets 5th (ME!), 11th, and such).

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Congrats!

  183. letsgobravos says:
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    I’m out for the off season guys. Thanks for all the help grey and I’ve enjoyed everyone else’s commentary as always. Hope you guys have a nice winter and I’ll see you guys in the spring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: have a good break and don’t forget sporadic posts do show up in offseason. (by no means daily).

  184. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Thanks Romo, your strikeout just lost me the championship…don’t know what’s worse, losing out on first place by 1k on the last inning of the week or getting blown out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s a tough loss…Sorry

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: emotionally worse to lose on last game by 1 k i would think. at least for me it would be.

  185. Kid A says:
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    Since we are all lobbing around our sob stories about championships lost…

    I lost an RCL by 1.5 total points.

    What would it have taken to get the 2 points to snatch first place?

    2 Home Runs and 3 Stolen bases.

    My recurring off-season nightmare will be those empty offensive DNP slots that I did not populate…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, tough for you too when you can’t find internet to fill in empty slots…

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: From your lips to god’s ears.

        • Grey

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          That’s Giancarlo’s ears.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Grey: The father, the son and the holy-shit he can hit a ball hard. I’m hoping Coogs adapts well to having a brother-husband in her life in a few short weeks.

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              She’s gonna have to

  186. goodfold2 says:
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    looks like if i don’t reaquire gyorko i may not win. I may have needed those injuries to wright and aramis to do this. funny.

    • Grey

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      Ha

  187. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Bringing home titles in both my leagues, and it is in large part because of your advice my friend. So fitting that your offspring Mr. Sonny delivered the clincher.

    Should also be noted I streamed Alvarez in one of the leagues for 715 points. And I needed em bad.

    Have a great sabbatical my man. Any interest in fantasy hoops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Congrats! Thanks, I’ll be posting in the offseason… Go check out JB at fantasy hoops: basketball.razzball.com I won’t be there, I know nothing of basketball…

  188. future11 says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks alot for all the tips down the stretch run you gave me Grey. Ended up winning my points league title by over 300 points and I put up over 800 points during the last 2 weeks… utter domination and you helped make it happen!

    Cant wait for your articles for next season!

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      Grey says:
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      Congrats!

  189. Hondo says:
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    Verlander picked a good week to stop being coma baby.
    Between him and my mighty 3-7 SS of the day,Nunez, I squeeked out a 9-7 win.

    Thanks Grey,and I hope you aren’t really spending that $$ on Daiquiris.
    I wonder what Miggy drinks?I want some.

    • Grey

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      Ha…Congrats!

  190. cassady_b says:
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    The Venn diagram with Paul Goldschmidt was seared in my mind for this year’s draft…and I finally won my first title…and the only girl in the league! Thanks for all of the tips, you’re the best!

    • Grey

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      Nice, congrats!

  191. Boomer19 says:
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    Wow. Main roto league comes down to last day. For some reason we count tomorrow’s stats. I need zobrist and longoria to raise my average .0001 for a tie and if zobrist get a sb then I get an outright win. top 4 teams are within 1.5 points. Do you know who the starters are tomorrow? Wish me luck. Cheers.

    • Grey

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      Price/Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and good luck!

  192. L-Boogie says:
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    After falling out of first place on the last day of the season last year in my longstanding big $$$ league, I’m reluctant to say this. I may wake up and find a scoring change.

    I won. Redemption is mine. Thank you Grey.

    • Grey

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      Congrats!

  193. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    I know it’s boring to hear some guy tell you how his fantasy team(s) is doing/did (even on a fantasy website) but I had a damn good year – four leagues, four wins, including the Original RCL (for the third time).

    There will be no prize for any of it, (and Steve’s on holiday in Fiji to I don’t even get to rub it in a bit) but when I die, on my deathbed, I will receive total consciousness. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice. Although it would be nicer to get into the Champions RCL next year.

    How did it go for you?

    • Grey

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      Awesome! Congrats on the third Original RCL victory, you really are dominating that league… I won the expert RCL…

  194. Tom says:
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    won my rcl! thanks grey

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      Grey says:
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      Congrats!

  195. goodfold2 says:
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    who are the keepers out of these. another one of my orphan team leagues 4. kemp/freeman/bruce/tulo/kinsler/lawrie. i’m guessing lawrie and somebody else are out. i would not have drafted tulo or kemp myself.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: sorry should read “keep which 4″

  196. Dani says:
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    Who do you like Grey in these playoff matches? Gotta think Price has the edge over Martin, no?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Dani: yep.

  197. fausto says:
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    Lost championship 2-6-2. Every cat super close…. My own fault (dropped moss nava leonys) for loney strop billy ham. Played short a man last 2 days. 2nd place for a virgin not bad I’d say….tied w and sv. Lost hr by 1, r by 2 and whip by .01 (1.22-1.23). Tied w sv… Sale and Sanchez losses killed me. And add moss and nava and leonys back and I would have taken it all easily (yes I did the math) i got too cute with it… he had a bad week and injuries..it was mine and I choked. …..Thanks for all the help consider me a fan. And now i believe I owe you guys some dranks. … question from a noob…. what do I do to help transition back into regular life? …I’m actually going to have free time again. Thanks again for all the advice. … Nava is the softest .300 hitter in mlb..and rankem for nxt yr. Kipnis, Bogaerts, Rutledge, Segura. Brandon Phillips swung the bat more like Brandon Mccarthy the last 2 months. I considered dropping him for Walker (PIT) shoulda coulda woulda.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @fausto: copy and paste, grey’s got a new post.

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