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Felix Hernandez was scratched from his Wednesday start with an oblique strain.  Guys and four girl readers, you can’t be too precious with your guys.  That whole credo “dance with the one who brought you” is real cavalier.  You’re a real gentleman as you lounge about in sweat pants while your woman cooks you dinner.  It’s honorable.  Remind me to submit you to the Reader’s Digest Five Humans That Make A Difference contest.  It’s also silly for fantasy baseball.  Save your loyalty for your kids when they ask you, “Daddy, do you like me more than your automobile?”  Or, “Daddy, how come you were hugging the mail lady for ten minutes with your hands on her butt?”  Forget your loyalty for your starting pitchers (or hitters).  Felix could throw this weekend to see if he can start again this year.  If you’re strapped for space, I’d absolutely look elsewhere.  What’s the worst thing that happens?  You miss two starts from him?  His last starts weren’t even great.  You could find better starts off of waivers.  Look at me having faith in you!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bryce Harper – Diagnosed with hip inflammation.  The Nationals thought it was more of an issue, but the doctors put a stethoscope up to his hips and heard Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie.”  Here’s a thought, what if hips don’t lie, but Shakira lies?  That’ll mess up your brain if you think about it too long.  The Nats are playing for a Wild Card supposedly, but they really have no chance.  Harper could return, but how he’s actually going to play is a whole nudder nest of horns.

Gio Gonzalez – 9 IP, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 8 Ks.  Could’ve got the lede today, but he’s had two previous ledes this year and I didn’t feel like giving him another one.  “Ooh, my name is Gio and I’m good on short schedule days so I can get a Razzball lede.”  I’m onto your tricks, Nat-Gio!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer (in 62 games).  I’ll make an over-the-internet bet with you for five fake dollars that Ramos is touted by every ‘pert next year on the interwebs that Al Gore created.  It won’t be without reason either, because I’ve seen four or five of his homers now and they are bombs to all different parts of the field.

Denard Span – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  He’s now hit in 20 straight games, which is a NL record if all records burned in a fire 21 days ago.  Span is only owned in 25% of ESPN leagues, but 87% of ESPN owners are now playing fantasy football and 13% percent of ESPN owners can’t find their teams through endless browser windows of porn, so Span’s actually owned in 145% of leagues.  Good luck picking him up!

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 21st homer and 6th homer in the last week.  The only surprising thing going on here is I didn’t just drop him from any leagues the day before he got hot.

Ike Davis – ESPN reported that the Mets are not considering non-tendering Ike Davis.  Things could change when someone explains to them what non-tendering means.  “I’m Fred Wilpon and I’m here to see Bernie Madoff.  I need to know what this non-tendering thing is.  He owes me some free advice!”

Bobby Parnell – Will undergo season-ending neck surgery.  He’s hoping to rebound from this herniated disk for next year.  Then that disk would be a really slow boomerang.

Carlos Torres – 4 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies spent Sunday writing a love letter to Kevin Sorbo; on Monday, they spewed all over Torres’s ratios.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Now has 10 Ks in three of the last four games and more Ks than innings pitched this year.  Boing!  His WHIP is a mess (1.39), and he’s walking too many people on the year, but Ubaldo’s really figured out how to make a 91+ MPH fastball work for him.  It looks like it’s from his reliance on the slider, up almost ten percent in usage from 2012, and his split-finger is up six percent in usage.  If he can locate those pitches better and if they don’t put too much of a toll on his arm, he could be a sneaky back end fantasy starter next year.  Did someone bet you that you couldn’t talk about Ubaldo for 250 words?  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Is there any Gomes in existence that knows how to spell John?  Yanny is hitting over .500 in the last week and has two homers in the last eight games.  Oh, and he has catcher eligibility.  Giddy up, hot schmotato!

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and his 2nd long ball in the last three games.  For the better part of the year, he’s looked like the light-hitting middle infielder that I always suspected he was, but he could be turning on a Septacular finish.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Indians.  For the Royals-Indians games, they should do a small pox giveaway.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (10) as he hit leadoff.  Gordon’s not exactly tearing up the world with his OBP (.330), so there’s no reason I can figure out why he’s hitting leadoff other than they have no one else to do it.  That’s also how they decide on surgeons in rural areas, and why you don’t get choppered into rural areas for surgery.

CC Sabathia – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, to lower his ERA to 4.82.  Member when I told you to not draft him this year?  You’re welcome.  This isn’t just an off year.  He has been unlucky, but his K-rate is off and he now looks like he’d need to be lucky to back into 15 wins and a 3.75 ERA next year, and nothing close to elite.  Oh, and when CC backs into something, there is a beeping sound.

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I grabbed him for the batty call here, and might hold him for a few more days because I could use power and Miguel Gonzalez, Feldman and Chen are next up on the ledger, or The Star Ledger since we’re talking about the Yanks.  How did I get that info?  Tutorial time!  I looked at the Hitter-Tron and typed Alex Rodriguez in the empty box above the names. Voila, snitches!

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.66.  Here’s one to wrap your noodle around for next year:  Tillman or Sabathia?  It’s actually not close.  Tillman easily.

Howie Kendrick – Will be activated from the DL, but isn’t expected to start for a few more days.  I can’t wait for the notice, “You cannot pick up a player because you have an active player on your DL.”

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  It’s the hot dog man!  The Hot Dog Man is hitting near .350 in the last week and has solid speed and power.  I’m beginning to think he should be my September Desmond Jennings, because Jennings checked out about six weeks ago.

Pedro Florimon – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 14th steal.  The definition of a short schedule day is a day when you write a blurb about Pedro Florimon.  Pedro Florimon, “That’s cold, man.  I got speed, and my last name means shoes in Jamaican.”

Josmil Pinto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .565 since his call-up and hit in the two hole yesterday.  Definitely worth a look in AL-Only and two catcher leagues until Mauer returns and I doubt Mauer returns, so there’s that.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Whoa, that gives me tingles in my nethers for next year.  Hard to really be that against him either way, since he has a 3.48 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the year.  That’s as a 23-year-old in his rookie year.  For a silly, doesn’t-make-any-sense comparison, Kershaw had a 4.26 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in his rookie year in a similar amount of innings (~100 IP).

Elvis Andrus – 0-for-3 and 2 steals (38, 39).  I won’t embarrass anyone by pointing to comments made in June about how Andrus isn’t running this year.  Besides, those comments might of been from me.  Moving on!

Max Scherzer – 4 IP, 4 ER, raising his ERA to 3.01 and moving his record to 19-3.  He might be losing himself the Cy Young in September, which is much more interesting to talk about when there’s no actual baseball going on.  Watch out, Keith Law’s got a 12,000 word treatise on why he voted for Chris Sale!  “Pardon this caesura, my magniloquence reveals a persnickety to my Sale vote that only a Rhodes Scholar or a true ass can understand.”

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.90.  That is some prime time magniloquence right there, baby!

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Yesterday, I told you he was a hot schmotato.  Today, I tell you what I said yesterday.  Tomorrow, Egypt!

Travis Wood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator is marginally okay with his next start vs. the Pirates, but I wouldn’t go near it.  I think there’s more risk than SON is letting on.  Or as a Connect Four player would say, very sneaky, SON.

Kevin Gregg – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 31st save, lowering his ERA to 3.00.  I only talk about closers when there’s problems.  When they might lose the job.  There’s nothing like that going on with Gregg.  I just wanted to say HOLY SHIZZBALLS HE HAS 31 SAVES AND A 3.00 ERA.  No, my keyboard’s shift key isn’t sticky.

Domonic Brown – Will resume baseball activities today.  Brown said, “I look forward to spitting and adjusting my protective cup again.  It’s been too long.”  I still don’t see Brown making much of an impact the rest of this year.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in San Fran.  Was a bit surprised to see him available for me to stream him here.  If you don’t know why I was surprised, you don’t know Chacin has a 3.09 ERA and San Francisco is the worst home offense, only better than the Mess in Metco.

Tim Lincecum – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Take what I said about the Giants offense at home and read it in the mirror for the Rockies offense on the road.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Have I mentioned he’s hot?  18 times in the last 17 days?  Yeah, just about.  Oh, and now he’s hitting third.  Yup.

Juan Uribe – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and 3 homers, after hitting 3 homers in his previous 54 games combined.  As is customary after a player hits three homers in a game, Uribe received a phone call from Mark Whiten for him to say, “I’m still number one!”

Andre Ethier – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, and third homer in the last 11 days.  Granted, just about every Dodgers player hit a homer yesterday (Hanley, A-Gon, Rick Monday).  Ethier was 0-for-12 entering the game, and I’d want to see more before flipping a coin on Ethier or someone else.

Ricky Nolasco – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.14.  Rudy grabbed Nolasco to stream him before I had a chance, but I’m still beating Rudy in our league.  *puffs onto knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt*

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I want to bake a giant cake around myself, have my Cougar wheel me into the Mariners’ locker room, jump out of said cake and tell Taijuan, “I wanna draft you next year!”  Then give him my ceremonial “I’m excited to draft you next year” sash.

Danny Farquhar – 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  You last night, “Today was a good day for my fantasy team.  It’s late now, I’m going to watch some porn and go to sleep. ”  You this morning, “What happened?!  While I was Farq’ing myself, he was Farq’ing me!”

Jarred Cosart – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 3 Ks.  That I’m not excited about.  All those BBs and someone’s going to shoot out their eye.

Christian Bethancourt – Yuniesky Betancourt’s brother from a mother with a lisp was called up to back up McCann.  Bethancourt is way too raw (22 years old) to make any impact this year, but he could be the starting Braves catcher next year and he hit 12 homers in Triple-A with a .277 average, so make note in dynasty leagues.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I really like the way he swings so aggressively on every pitch.  I haven’t seen someone swing a bat with such relish since Joe Clark.

Giancarlo Stanton – Out again with a sore foot and ankle.  If he wants to get better, I need to touch his sore, pointy spots.

Chris Coghlan – 4-for-4 with four singles.  Someone’s ready for the strip club!

417 Responses

  1. Lord Baldrick says:
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    Stripper’s Delight – 4+ singles in a game by a hitter.

    If this makes the glossary, you should give yourself credit, Grey….

  2. EmporersMonkey says:
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    So did Wilin Rosario retire? He’s missed the last 4 games and I can’t find a blip about why.

    Does he actually exist or have I been imagining him this whole time?

  3. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    “Today was a good day for my fantasy team. It’s late now, I’m going to watch some porn and go to sleep. ” You this morning, “What happened?! While I was Farq’ing myself, he was Farq’ing me!”
    Priceless.

    Initially I was angry at the regression fairies/Torres.
    Then I saw Farq’s line!
    The lesser of two evils, fo’ Shizz.
    Then I saw Brad Miller homered, after I replaced him yesterday.

    I’m up 88 points with 10 v 9 starts left in the week/season. The back to back is ON!

    And I am currently in Rome. Just need to find a Cougarini…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @EnglishMetsFan: Shouldn’t be hard. Italy is the home of the MILFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Good luck!

  4. goodfold2 says:
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    this is pretty overly dramatic, who wrote this, Cole’s agent? In either case glad i own him but sad i benched him (boo hoo):”Ladies and gentleman, the real Gerrit Cole just stood up. The No. 1 pick in 2011 quietly excelled in the minor leagues, but never put up great strikeout numbers despite possessing two pitches that graded out amongst the best in the minors (fastball and slider) and a third (changeup) that projects as an above-average offering. He’s generally chosen to be a pitch-to-contact hurler despite possessing the hammer of Thor for a right arm. Until tonight, that is.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s pretty ridiculous… I think the usual Rotoworld blurb writer has moved onto football and someone’s trying to show some flair

  5. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    I own Cole in this keeper league final.
    Benched him for the final weekly line-up change only for…UBALDO!

    Need Ubaldo to double down this weekend.

    I love Cole for next year. Think Shields on a slightly better team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not quite at Shields level after ten starts…

  6. Barnsey says:
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    Do you have a word for a pitcher on your fantasy team that gets rocked, but it was one of your own fantasy hitters doing most damage? I looked in the glossary but didn’t see it. Seems like it happens to me all the time and my reaction is similar to conshellation prize. Yay me! Or similarly, when your batter is up against your pitcher and you are secretly hoping for a HR (because you need them more than a win)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We used to… It was called f*cking your stepsister… Not sure why it was removed…

  7. bossmanjunior says:
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    My ratio’s really got Farq’ed up last night. I was riding a high with Ubaldo and Gio starting my week off. Even with his crappy outing my era on the day was still 1.56.

    I picked up Ramos per your recommendation but wanted to run the pitching match ups by you between Ramos and Perez.

    Perez faces: Kazmir, Verlander, Fister, and Scherzer. Surprisingly has better career numbers against Verlander and Scherzer.

    Ramos faces: Wheeler, Harang, Kendrick, Hamels, and Cloyd. Never faced Harang or Cloyd and has good numbers against Kendrick. Extra day of stats is nice.

    Stick with Ramos?

    Speaking of which im going to be working with a guy named Mike Ramos next week doing a photoshoot with Fox Sports for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Trying to get a permanent job with them. Wish me luck. (PS looks like I’ll also be working with the Fox Sports Florida girls. If you live in Florida, you’ll know who im talking about)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stick with Ramos… My boy’s all grown up going on a job interview! Or are they going to he photographing you? Don’t know the Florida girls but it doesn’t sound like it could be a bad thing… Good luck!

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Going to be assisting th photographer and talent, including having all of the hockey players do their cheesy jumbo-tron photos. Hoping to get a job doing graphics and animation with Fox. Actually almost got a job with the Rays found 3D animation when I graduated.

        The Fox girls are these two attractive girls that do commercials promotting all of the Fox teams like the Rays, Marlins and Magic. They seem pretentious and I have a feeling they aren’t as attractive in person. Id still hit it though.

        http://touch.sun-sentinel.com/#section/-1/gallery/p2p-71807946/

  8. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Hey Grey great read again. Crucial time in the playoffs and I’ve got 3 pitchers today, start all?
    Cashner @ Philly
    De La Rosa @ San Fran
    Martin Perez Vs. Pittsburgh.
    The only one I’m hesitant on is Perez…
    But he’s been a QS machine and I might be thinking too much about it.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wouldn’t pitch Cashner in Philly…

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    Would you drop Garza (vPIT) or A. Wood (@MIA) to stream Petit (vCOL)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both… Garza first

  10. Silky says:
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    Who is the better stream for this week? Needs are a win and K’s. thanks!

    Wacha vs Paxton (SEA) (14.5)
    Or
    Cole vs Wood (CHN) – SON (15)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Cherry pick my best 2 starts for this week (decided to take Daddy-O’s advice as my opponent is loaded with ace arms):

    Stras @ Philly
    Minor (Major?) @ Crayola
    Shelby vs Brew Crew
    Annabelle @ Chi Sox
    Cole vs Cubbies
    Buch @ TB
    Kluber @ Chi Sox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two

  12. TheNewGuy says:
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    Drop Leonys for Schafer (the Jordan variety)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  13. reilljt0 says:
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    Would you start Price today against BOS? 5×5 Roto and I am currently 1st in WHIP, 1st in Wins, 4th in K’s, and 2nd in ERA… Worth the risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  14. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Hitter-tron has been loving Morse since he went to Bodymore Murderland. He especially loves him on Thursday and I’m thinking about a batty call. Is this just the Tron on the fritz, overvaluing Morse as a Norkus, or is he onto something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s on to something… Love how you’re trying to keep Norkus in the psyche…

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: Not sure if it’s your glossary term from yesterday, but Norkus has gotta be something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like a Ruf-type… Rookie with big power…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And not a whole lot else

          • Sixto Lezcano says:
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            @Grey: Yeaaaaah. Morse was kind of a Norkus once too, or is a Former Norkus. I think we’re onto something.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re really pushing the Norkus, huh? Ha…

  15. Jon says:
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    H2H playoffs, I was feeling really good starting off my week with Tillman and Medlen last night… and then Farquhar happened.

    Today I have Zimmermann, Porcello and Cashner who can go. Zimm’s a must-start. Are you starting Porcello @ CHW or Cashner @ PHI?

    Opponent has a great starting staff so I’m thinking of out-gunning him (I have numbers advantage) and going for wins, Ks and saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both if you’re outgunning him… I don’t like those two starts though…

  16. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    That Farquhar joke is pretty Matrix-y Grey but ponder this: what if Farquhar Farq’ing you subconsciously prompted you to Farq yourself to said Skinemax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Kevin Sorbo in the Skinemax movie? Is the movie called The Regression Fairies?

  17. SF1966 says:
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    Thoughts on Alex Wood @ Miami on Thursday? Marlins stroked him last start…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him anymore in a redraft league

      • SF1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        Was going to stream this Thursday then drop for Wacca (h) v Brewers and/ or Joe Kelly home vs Brewers.

        Ya like any of those match-ups? My strikeouts are good – need Wins and Whip..

        • SF1966 says:
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          @SF1966:

          actually Wacha v Seattle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Wacha and Kelly

          • SF1966 says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks !!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  18. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Big set of stones if you started Cole last night @Texas. Though it lends credence to my theory of the home team sucking after a road trip!

    And Scherzer lays a playoff egg. At the ChiSox no less. UGGH sounds about right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucked…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer that is…

  19. mike says:
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    Hey Grey do you like any of these starts tomorrow?
    Yusmeiro vs COL
    Peavy @ TB
    Kazmir vs KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  20. fitz says:
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    drop Dunn for Belt ? Already have used 2/5 moves this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  21. Wake Up says:
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    I bet if Keith Law did one of those flipbook projects where he takes a photo of himself everyday for the next ten years…the last pic would be a photo of Buster Olney, wearing a Chris Sale jersey, flipping us all off…and under that photo there would be a blurb that read, “I’m no Rhodes Scholar but my son is a Civil Engineer, caesura, bitch”…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… That’s hilarious…

  22. kyle says:
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    Calhoun over Adam Eaton?

    Stream Miguel Gonzalez vs. the Yanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Eaton, I wouldn’t mess with Miguel there

  23. Tom says:
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    Thanks for your help all year! In a tight 1 week 5×5 H2H battle in the semi’s. I’m punting average, so just need counting stats. Want to improve UTIL. Arod is on the WW. 2 questions:

    Does he play all 6 games rest of week?

    His schedule @BAL (Gonzalez, Feldman, Chen), @BOS (Lackey, Lester, Buchholz)

    Who do I drop if any for rest of week:
    A Hill (only has 5 @LAD(Voquez, Ryu), vCOL(Chatwood, Bettis, Chacin)
    N. Walker (6 games – @TEX (Perez, Garza), vCHC (Rusin, Arrieta, Wood, Jackson)
    Swisher (6 games – vKC (Guthrie, Sheilds), @CHW(Danks, Santiago, Rienzo, Sale)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Walker for him…

  24. Landru says:
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    Grey, smallpox?! Laughed out loud on the train to work. I’m now a commuter pariah but that was well worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Landru: it’s a train ride. in chicago they let you drink on the metra, which freakin’ rules. In any event, they’re the pariahs if they get mad at a guy that laughs once or twice out loud. It’s public transit, calm down (them if they get uppity)

  25. Oz says:
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    Thank you Grey for letting my brush your mustache for good luck. Last Fri I was down 130 pts in rd1 now I’m up 240. I recommend everyone else try it to, (hey maybe we can make a Billy Mays type info-mercial!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome!

  26. Chet Manly says:
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    So, if you had Wheeler and Cole as rookie keepers, which way would you go? Suspect Wheeler will have a higher ceiling, but Cole may be less risky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with you…

  27. royce! says:
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    I think Andrus’ steals were an attempt to get even with Cole for making him look like a fool on a couple of pitches- he fell over trying to crush a 98 mph fastball, and then almost did the same on what I think was a slider. Managed to eke out a walk and then stole 2B and 3B. Spite makes for great baserunning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whatever it takes! Andrus must be a real spiteful SOB to have 39 steals…

  28. anthony says:
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    @grey: soooo taijuan walker made his last start yesterday – im in playoffs and need to pick up someone ::

    lohse ?
    hellickson ?
    vogelsong ?
    Locke ?
    Wei Chen ?
    McCarthy ?
    stults ?
    all have their advantages and disadvantages but i need to pick up one

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @anthony: None are reliable, so whoever has the best matchups I’d say, if you can’t stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups…

  29. Dexter sucks says:
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    Have cole but kluber and archer on waivers. My team is off this week so it really only matters for next week. Thoughts?

    Have both venable and dyson as reserve OFs in a league. Venable has cooled off and my team needs the sagnof. Is venables hot schomtatoness far enough behind us to keep dyson instead or is that too short sighted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know the pitchers’ matchups but I’d look at them…. I’d go Dyson…

  30. Eddy says:
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    It’s been interesting seeing the comments decline more and more as people get knocked out of the playoffs.

    I don’t comment much anymore, but you can blame SoN and Hitter Tron for that as it pretty much answers all my questions.

    Wanted to say thanks to the Razzball crew, as I’m currently in my finest fantasy season ever. Six leagues, placing 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd. Couldn’t do it without all the resources this site provides.

    Here’s to landing a championship or two later this month!

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy:

      Oh, and I remember you asked a couple rundowns ago what it’s like platooning Moss for an entire season. While I definitely haven’t done that, in 12 games I’ve played him over past 3 weeks, his numbers are 10/6/15/1/.480. Gotta love it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Very nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, good luck!

  31. Mo' cathers, Mo' problems says:
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    Grey,
    I’ve got Mauer on the DL, picked up J. Castro to replace, but hes still hurt. With only 6 moves left would you drop him and pick up a wavier? If so who: W. Ramos, Y. Gomes, M. Montero, R. Doumit, A. Avila
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold my moves for a few more days…

  32. Jay says:
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    in a keeper league hold onto profar or desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  33. Jon says:
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    Pretty sure I can sit 2, maybe 3 at most to stay on pace with wins/Ks but save my ratios:

    Cashner @PHI, Cashner @ATL, Porcello @CHW, Alex Wood @MIA, Eovaldi vs ATL, Tillman @TOR, Capuano vs SF

    I know none of the above are great starts, but which would you definitely avoid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit the first two…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. B.o.B says:
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    You like Gee at home vs. Wash tonight in a 10 team league? SoN has it at 8.9 but I think I like it a little more than that. He’s 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 5 starts this season against them and been

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him there

  35. John says:
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    So I have Ruiz. Do I go Ramos or Yan over Ruiz?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Ramos

  36. hankg says:
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    Best replacement for Ellsbury: R. Davis, E. Young, Bonifacio, Dyson or L. Martin? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bonifacio

  37. Prezi says:
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    So you really like the petit stream? Im scared… Hold my hand!

    Cosart got me more BBs than ralphy at Big 5….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’m worried too, but Rockies on the road are bad so the damage should be minimal…

      • Prezi says:
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        Sounds good. Who you like best this week? Pick two! Only have three moves.

        Petit vs col
        Wacha vs sea
        Cole vs cubs
        Capuano vs SF
        Jerome @ hou
        Salazar @ CWS
        Vargas @ hou
        Neise vs mia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wacha and Cole

          • Prezi says:
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            @Grey: thank you sir! May i clip a hair of your stache for good luck?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope!

              • Prezi says:
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                @Grey: darn….

  38. Juice_0321 says:
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    JHam or Victorino today? Down 11-1 after Gio and Wood threw gems!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino

  39. Micah Stupak says:
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    Hey Grey, first week of my H2H playoffs and my pitching is off to a crap start (QS K Holds Saves ERA WHIP). I’m thinking I’ll drop Cahill for Peacock just so I can try and get out of this week… Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Micah Stupak says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problemm

  40. Wake Up says:
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    Any stripper who is delighted my $4…is not a stripper that you would want to give $4 to…Press W knows what I mean…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I remember going to Hunt’s Point once and throwing four dollars in quarters out the window for a strip show… Maybe I’m oversharing…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: HA!
        *I meant to say delighted by $4
        and Press E not Press W…

        I don’t remember, but am unfortunately reminded about, way too often, a time when I threw $4 in dimes at some strippers, since they were midgets…I was trying to be thoughtful…but damn were those dudes pissed!

        • Prezi says:
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          @Wake Up: i was wondering wat the hell press W was.. i like press E tho! But i threw $4 at brooke one time… She bought burgers and a condom with it…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezi: always practice safe eating…use condoments…

            • Prezi says:
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              @Wake Up: hahaha! Dont throw dimes at me!

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Wake Up:

          midget dude strippers ?
          er …. ok .

          • Wake Up says:
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            @costaricanchata: this is what we like to call a “joke”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA… That’s going back a few years, Up. Do they even make dimes anymore?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: I had been saving up for years for a special occasion…had to crack open miss piggy…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It was worth the wait…

      • Carnac says:
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        In college I was driving cross-country with my housemate. It was getting late, so we decided to stop for the night in Elko, NV. She (my housemate) really wanted to play pool, so we hit the town (pop. 49k). It was kind of late, but one place looked promising. Definitely a bar, not many windows. At the door, the guy checking IDs said I had to pay a cover but she didn’t.

        At this point I should point out I’d never been to a strip club. In fact, that we were entering one didn’t occur to either of us. “Must be ladies night!” we joked. Dude at the door thought that was hilarious! Just kidding, he refused to make eye contact.

        Once inside, we discovered that the bar did indeed have a pool table. Also, there were naked ladies dancing on a black lit stage. I bee-lined to the pool table. My friend went to go grab us some beer.

        The pool table was at the far end of the place, with (relatively) bright lighting, and next to a 2nd bar that wasn’t open. Being Nevada, the closed bar had working video poker. Which is a great attraction to bored strippers between sets on a weeknight. It also ruined strip clubs for me.

        When I first entered, upon seeing the black lit action on stage, I was mesmerized. But I was going to play it cool. I was there with a girl (not a gf) and we were there to play pool. Also, I was somewhat in shock, intimidated, etc. But as my eyes trained back to our little corner of the joint, I felt something else. Something I’d never felt so profoundly, so tangibly: sexual conflict.

        From where we were playing, I could watch each glamorous sexpot exit the far stage and make her way towards the video poker adjacent to us. And, as she entered the light (oh, so much light) things came into focus and became very confusing. One by one, they’d sit down at the bar, cross their legs, run their fingers through their hair… and remove their wigs. Bleach blonde locks gave way to short, curly mullets. Pouty lips parted to reveal twisted, rotten teeth. An ass that looks terrific on a stage, below strobe and dim, colored lights, looks very different under 100W, incandescent, bending over to reach for a new pack of Camel Wides (menthol). We each had a 2nd budweiser before leaving. And I learned never to look back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice! But did you get a lap dance?! Sounds like my Hunt’s Point experience…If you don’t know, it’s the non-glamorous stretch in the Bronx where hookers hang out to make some drug money…

          • Carnac says:
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            No lap dance. (Mercifully.) Of course I know Hunt’s Point! I fly back there whenever I’m in need of gently used rims and other car parts.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear they have a good deal on used car radios…

              • Carnac says:
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                “2 for 1 on radios! What’s that? No, I didn’t know the previous owner or why it looks like it was pried out with a knife.”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  “Here, let me wipe the broken glass off this beauty so you can really look at it… No, none of them come in boxes.”

                  • Carnac says:
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                    Hahaha oh you know the place!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve bought some electronics there, I believe

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Carnac: this is fantastic…I once ran out of gas right near there…W. Wendover…and learned you do NOT stop anywhere between the Salt Flats and Reno for ANY reason… EVER!

          • Carnac says:
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            It’s so terrible. Crazy thing is, years later, I found out my parents got engaged in Elko, Nevada. (They were driving through.) They’re still married, of course, because nothing screams happy ending like Elko, Nevada.

            Actually worse than Elko is Elkhart, Indiana where my car broke down and it’s a dry town so we had to get creative.

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Carnac: after walking for way too long down 80…I finally found a gas station…
              Me: Hi…is this a gas station?
              Him: yeah
              Me: you open?
              Him: yeah
              Me: OK…can I buy some gas?
              Him: nah…we ain’t got no gas right now
              Me…surrounded by 14 dogs as I walk away…great!

              • Carnac says:
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                @Wake Up: Hahaha, you don’t even need to say where you were, just “Rt. 80″ suffices.

                I broke down in tiny Gaysport, Ohio, but I didn’t know where I was so I had to ask around. It’s in Southern Ohio – and I was clearly not from around there – so I had to ask multiple people before I was confident they weren’t screwing with me.

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Carnac: oh I remember the name…it was between W. Wendover and Elko and it was called Oasis…you can’t make that stuff up!

                  My first question would have been…so, is it named after a sport or a port?

                  Looking forward to the Elkhart story next Tuesday…so, I guess, I’ll see you next Tuesday…

        • Prezi says:
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          I was on the edge of my seat…. Cust..

          • Carnac says:
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            Ha!

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @Carnac: Can we get a “Tuesday Story Time” weekly Carnac post going?

          • Carnac says:
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            “Thank you – I’ll be here all offseason! Remember to tip your waitress…”

            Maybe someday I’ll share the story of breaking down (car and self) in Indiana. What a doozy.

  41. Big Magoo says:
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    Completely off-topic, but a friend of mine recently went to a frozen yogurt place called “16 Handles.” I might be going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing it’s not a non-fat yogurt establishment. Isn’t that like calling a fast food joint “Paunch Burger?” Or maybe “Moob Enhancer?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! More Cushion For The Pushing Fast Food Establishment…

    • Prezi says:
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      @Big Magoo: like going to a korean massage parlor named “herps”

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Big Magoo: FUPA Burger?

  42. Prezi says:
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    Yoervis Medina – Danny Farquhar has pitched in three of the last four games, including a 26 pitch blown save last night.

    Joe Smith – Chris Perez threw 27 pitches on Monday after 19 on Sunday

    Jared Burton – Glen Perkins has thrown 22 pitches on back to back days.

    Shituational Saves yall!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Prezi:

      not wilhemsen ?

      • Prezi says:
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        @costaricanchata: could be. My sources are telling me medina, chata.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice heads up! I might gamble on Burton or Smith…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: You’d be gambling with your ratios if you go with Burton. He’s been terrible lately. Smith has been pretty solid though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Prezi: thanks! I’m going Smith…

      • Prezi says:
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        @Wake Up: ill be here all week!

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Prezi: This is good info. Smith definitely looks like the best bet out of this group to not kill your ratios. Burton and Medina have been less than stellar recently.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Prezi: i see you too are a fan of the simian wearing a knicks hat.

  43. Hondo says:
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    Bye weeks suck.I feel the need to go all OCD and cut somebody.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Lose a catcher for old times’ sake!

  44. Malarkey says:
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    Why has the hitter-tron been hating on Yelich? Consistently in double digit negative value, especially tonight when he’s already had success off Teheran!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It doesn’t like the Marlins (besides Stanton) and it doesn’t like rookies…

    • Carnac says:
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      What Grey said above, but also his home/road splits(.219/.358) are pretty drastic.

  45. Big Magoo says:
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    Price prayer hexagon tonight? All participants must pray to the correct deity this time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d take a 7 IP, 3 ER and a win…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: And 8 base runners or less… And 6+ Ks…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take those things too, sure

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Big Magoo: @Grey: I’m here. Though I’d prefer a complete-game 3-hitter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take that!

  46. Matthew says:
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    My bye week passed and I’m in the final 4 which obviously started Monday. I bench Cole against TEX and start Scherzer against CHI.

    SON OF A BENCH.
    Not to mention I own Farquar. Thank goodness for my ridiculous hitting day minus Goldschmidt, I’ve started the week in good hands.

    Nice read Grey!! Baseball season flew by.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  47. OaktownSteve says:
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    Big Jays stack in Toronto tonight. Rajai, Lind, Goins, Sierra, Gose.

    Was yesterday’s glossary term ever put to rest?

      • Prezi says:
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        Respect the litte boobies!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I always do!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice edit. And in fact, underneath it all they are not so much little boobs as little…yeah you get the picture. I’m thrice in the glossary now I think.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          Re Big Stack. Williams 14th worst in HRs per 9 and 11th worst in HR/FB among qualified starters. Rogers 3rd best park to hit home runs. I’m hoping for some long balls early and then some mop up duty from a bad Angel reliever. Trying to hit a jackpot desperate times call for desperate measures.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha… I just grabbed Calhoun and have Rajai so a high scoring game wouldn’t be bad for me…A close one so Rajai runs all game

            • Wake Up says:
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              @Grey: i grabbed Calhoun today too!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                We’re together in that today…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… You keep going like this and you’re gonna have a big stack in the glossary…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Gose. Bloody hell.

  48. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In my first week of playoff fantasy baseball, I need some advice from you. Tomorrow (Wed, 9/11) is giving my pitchers some matchups that I’m not so sure about.

    Who would you start out of these Wednesday probables?
    Samardzija vs Reds (Leake)
    Estrada vs Cards (Lynn)
    Feldman vs Yanks (Pettitte)

    Keep in mind that I am in a 12-team, 9×8 league with QS.

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Eric: None. Feldman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them… Feldman…

  49. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m looking for a couple more commenters who are interested in contributing content to Razzball. Email me at oaktownsteve@gmail if interested.

  50. Mike says:
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    Thinking of streaming Saunders today vs Houston, he’s been good against them, need more help with Ws than ratios. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avoid

  51. Nameless and Silent says:
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    Rudy and Grey,
    I just noticed on ESPN that Masterson and not MacAllisiter is starting tonight against KC. How do you feel about this start? SON had MacAllister @ $8.2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Masterson is not starting tonight, McAllister is

      • Nameless and Silent says:
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        ESPN has both MacAllister and Masterson as Probable Pitchers for tonight!!! Fucking Idiots

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  52. Carnac says:
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    NICK MY TUESDAY’S ARE NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU. Come back to us, Nick, and bring the mic that picks up the sound of your back hair rubbing against your Three Wolf Moon t shirt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nick manscapes his back hair, definitely… I’m just going on the sound of his voice… It’s too sultry to not.. Think there’s only one more baseball podcast this year and it’s at the end of the season…

  53. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I got the following going today,
    Cingrani v CHN
    Zimmermann @ NYM
    Vogelsong v COL
    Cashner @ PHI
    Not sure on Cashner and SON doesn’t like him too much either, start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Cashner

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: preesh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. inertiatic says:
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    2nd round h2h playoffs and my offense is cold coming off a bye week. Would you bench Goldy (sacrilege I know) for Venabke or Lawrie tonight?

    Also should I start Novavs BAL after his last mess?

    Thanks ill hang up and listen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bench Goldy… Forget Nova

  55. anthony says:
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    @grey: pitch peacock tomorrow @ mariners ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @anthony:

      Brandon Moss went and found Peacock the day after his last start here in Oakland just to tell him how ridiculous he thought his stuff had been the night before.

  56. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody know why ruiz is out today after being off yesterday? or why upton is missing yet another day. Although that 2nd one does allieviate any need for me to ask whether to bench him or asche or yelich.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: my opp is benching seager for gennett today. this seems insane. But he did put liriano in. This could be really good as he’s been massively blown up in like 3 of last 6 or so. Could make up for my Scherzer yesterday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hope it works out for you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  57. SteveNZ says:
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    J-Up out of the lineup tonight. So it’s just like any night in the last two weeks, but without the damage to your AVG or OBP.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: just now yahoo page says upton IS playing. I’d much rather trust Razzball’s MLB daily lineups page. But in theory this could be the first time yahoo is more right than anybody else.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: Yahoo always seems to be last with the news, so I’d be more inclined to believe Baseballpress and ESPN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yahoo is like clown news, seemingly wrong on purpose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Usually

  58. Zach says:
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    Do I start Liriano tonight @Tex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Zach says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who would you sit today

    Moss @Hendricks
    Gardner @Gonzalez
    Stanton v Teheran
    Hosmer @ McAllister

    Stanton has the worst match up on paper, with zero well hit balls in 7AB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        I hope Stanton gets hot soon and makes me feel dumb for ever asking that question.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, me too

  60. slew says:
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    Should I be sitting Perez or roll with him? Wind blowing in from center at 13mph in Arlington.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @slew:

      I streamed him, not with great confidence.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @slew: @OaktownSteve: I have him going in a few leagues. He’s been solid. Good win potential too with Liriano looking a bit shaky recently.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          My thinking also. Plus the fact that last night was a 1-0 game is maybe indicative of the wind and the playing conditions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would stream him

  61. stynyr says:
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    Yusmeiro Petit vs COL, Quintana v DET or hang onto Gee?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @stynyr: Gee’s the nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Petit

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: HAD BEEN!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go

      • stynyr says:
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        @Grey: I have to activate CarGo. Need to drop Rizzo or Byrd. Wanted to hang onto Rizzo and mull over keeping him for next year but Byrd has been doing well. Who should get the axe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t drop CarGo? Drop Rizzo…

          • stynyr says:
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            @Grey: No. its a keeper.

            thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah…Lose Byrd

  62. goodfold2 says:
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    just think of some poor bastard (would’ve been me last year) who needed upton for playoffs and started him due to Yahoo’s bullshit. Terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  63. SteveNZ says:
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    Buehrle magic has worn off.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Yikes….off to the races. Let’s hope Toronto answers in kind.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Not exactly ideal circumstances for Rajai to be running.

        Not yet, anyway…

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @SteveNZ: I wouldn’t worry about Rajai. He seems to constantly run regardless of game situation. Probably just ignores the stop sign if/when they give him one.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Big Magoo: I’d be happy for him just to get aboard at this stage.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: that magic dust was real heavy too. I got Aybar and I know that’s magic dust when that guy’s hitting homers.

  64. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    WTF Gee and Torres allowing constant homers in Metco last 2 days. those last 2 were not on my bench, as Gee has been as solid as anybody for around 3 months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nats are on fire right now

  65. Prezi says:
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    Why, Werth? Why do you have to do this now?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Prezi: Tell me about it…going against me in H2H playoffs!

      • Prezi says:
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        @Wake Up: same.. i have teheruns and cingrani going as well… Not looking good for me right now. Still early tho!

        • Prezi says:
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          Well, dont have cingrani going anymore… And theres werth again, hey!

          *slams head on desk*

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezi: damn…streamed Cingrani today too…

            • Prezi says:
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              @Wake Up:

              *passes cup full of tears to Wake*

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Prezi: mmm…salty

                • Prezi says:
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                  Hey, no! Dont drink it! Geez, cant take you anywhere…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nqats are scary right now…

  66. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    The guy crawling up my ass throws out Nolasco in Coors and gets a gem. I start Gee and the wind is screaming out in Metco. Fantastic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  67. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Trout’s struck out looking 4 times in his last 5 AB. Swing the fucking bat, dude. Seriously. The walks are nice, but not when they come with a spike in called strike 3s.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: many of choo’s K’s are just like that. He also is top 3 or so in walks. Watching a Choo game sometimes hurts due to a LOT of those K’s looking calls are just terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  68. goodfold2 says:
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    I thought yahoo was just lazy and fairly inept. Watch how bad it actually is. Any Upton (justin) owner, look at how not only does your page say upton is starting, but that he actually is 0-1. It appears they truly believe both uptons are the same human.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  69. SteveNZ says:
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    Wilin back in the lineup for the Rockies, hitting 5th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  70. SteveNZ says:
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    Now ESPN has Upton with a single. WTF is going on?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, i see that, what if yahoo was the only sit e that had it right the whole time?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: foxsports also has j.upton listed as batting 2nd. It might be that espn/mlb had it wrong (and espn figured it out at the start of his 2nd at bat) and yahoo had it right the whole time. Seriously how hard is this to get which upton is batting 2nd BEFORE the game starts. I sure hope me putting in asche instead of Upton due to this stuff doesn’t make me lose something at end of week.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: razzball’s link at mlb also has it changed now to j.upton batting 2nd. This should be noted, that YAHOO HAD THE CORRECT INFORMATION, somehow.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s an early Xmas miracle…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Grey: and now, either to rub it in, or to take the decision over whether to bench him rest of week or not out of my hands, upton’s hurt on a walk. Not a hit by pitch, a walk.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Really? How did that happen?

                • Prezi says:
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                  @Grey: foul ball off his knee.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ah…

  71. goodfold2 says:
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    even with the out of (whichever) field homer by Aybar; can’t say the gods are behind me with Gee and Scherzer getting messed up in the same week. I’d love to hear about the last time that happened. It was probably back in april. Gee now has 5 extra base hits vs 9 outs. Ugly time for this. Will of course be funny if they come back and are great on sat/sun (or next week), as i still win this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully they do… Gee’s just getting beat today by hot hitters, he doesn’t look bad…

  72. royce! says:
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    Ugh, I know it’s early, but I’m having flashbacks to last year’s playoffs…this year, I’m getting my ass handed to me by a guy that started David Lough and Domonic Brown. Stupid h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

  73. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Hey would you stream Petit tomorrow home vs. COL? SON says hes and $18 but I was never big on starting a guy after a no-no/perfect game even though he was one out short.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  74. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    for weeks gyorko (other than some isolated homers) was one of the least valuable 3rd base guys in my scoring system, so of course the first day he’s off my roster for whole year he has 2 hits and 2 runs in first 2 at bats.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @goodfold2: ok, so gyorko’s beating asche today in runs 3-1, tied in rbi’s at 1, but here’s hoping gyorko’s only doing this (first good day in a long time) due to terrible cloyd/miner. Getting homers from weird sources (or new) aybar/miller/asche.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, couple MIs going deep today

  75. JRO says:
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    Dump or give Harper a day or 2?

    Dump CIngrani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give Harper a day or two, can lose Cingrani

  76. JRO says:
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    Liking/trustind Kazmir v KC and/or Niese vs MIA both? one over the other? dropping cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir, not Niese

  77. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Grey. If you’re getting HRs from Alcides Escobar, the ‘Perts league is a foregone conclusion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Shh… Don’t jinx me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Aybar

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t mention that, because it only highlighted the inability of my team to hit any.

        Though I do have him in the Hippo keeper where I’m 8.5 pts clear…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Asche!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Indeed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You got him?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: No, but the guy ahead of me in second does.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Same guy (BSA) is ahead of me in ERA and has Liriano and Bucholz going.

                    Can feel it ebbing away…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m hexgonally praying for you!

          • Prezi says:
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            @Grey: killing cashners vibe!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good!

              • Prezi says:
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                @Grey: Bad!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  As in good?

                  • Prezi says:
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                    @Grey: im being greedy… Cashners line is good enough for me. Go asche!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thank you. Now…What does the fox sound like?!

                    • Prezi says:
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                      Joff-tchoff-tchof-tchoff-joff!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Chingchingchingchingwoof!

  78. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I have a 4-win lead, so these runs are really killing me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re not helping me either…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, and I got a homer from Rajai… Hehe…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: At least I got that in H2H.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Crazy that I’m actually trying to get steals, and I keep getting homers…

  79. SteveNZ says:
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    Simmons is a worthless piece of shit. I’d love to see his numbers on my team. They’d be awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can see a players numbers on your team…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: In 11 games on my team, Simmons has a .200 AVG and 3 Runs. That’s it.

        • royce! says:
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          @SteveNZ: oops, beat me to it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not good

    • royce! says:
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      @SteveNZ: He’s 9 for 45 with nothing more than 3 runs.

  80. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now that gee/scherzer/likely m.perez are making me have an ugly 3 loss lead and a near 5 era/1.57 whip i’m guessing I should just plain stop benching any starters (like cole/porcello, that could’ve given me needed wins) and make damn sure I crush K’s and hopefully get close in wins. tied right now, but opp has had nabisco crackers (yesterday)/liriano/miller, likely all getting wins vs my medlen only.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: gee may be about to get back in that game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, don’t bench any of them

  81. SteveNZ says:
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    Wish Venable and Lowrie would stop defying the Tron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  82. Wake Up says:
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    I don’t know how anyone who has experienced the greatness/crushing blow that is H2H playoffs could not possibly love it/despise it…nothing to see here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  83. costaricanchata says:
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    nice to see trumbo and hamilton doing some damage tonight .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wasn’t that happy to see it…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Red Barons: last week i wasn’t happy about it in my main league (those 2, esp trumbo’s “steal”); but now those 2 are only some attempted cheater’s team that missed the playoffs (same owner that dropped chris davis)

  84. goodfold2 says:
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    opp with damn liriano/miller/nolasco finally allowed his 1st earned run of week. I’ve got 14 already in 3 starts. C’mon other cargo, let’s get miller lit up, and score aramis.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: no 4 starts.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        About time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

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

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

    • Silky says:
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      @Silky: Add Wacha vs Paxton (STL) into the mix of potential streamers to add. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Petit

  86. Matt says:
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    Should i trade freeman for matt moore in a dynasty? I get that Matt Moore is basically god to some people and all but something about a 24 year old with walk and elbow problems bothers me a lot. Freeman seems like the safe play by a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  87. Gareth says:
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    Wellington Castillo.

    Dude got 2 homers tonight catching for the Cubs.

    Dionar Navarro is also thwacking the Baseball as a Cubs catcher.

    That is All.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  88. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    if ruiz is hurt who’s the pickup
    pinto/avila/sanchez/castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinto

  89. Gareth says:
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    So I’m listening to the Indians game and Luke Hochevar is destroying the Indians in relief.

    He’s been dominant since he reinvented himself as a reliever this year.

    Anyone had him on their team this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure SteveNZ has…

  90. SteveNZ says:
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    Of course I COULD have picked up Villar for tonight, dropping Simmons. But NO.

    • Gareth says:
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      @SteveNZ: I had Villar for a week and he did nothing. the two weeks before he had stole like 20 bases in 10 days.

      Even though I was burned, I still think the Kid has upside, and would go to that Well again.

      The Extra Terrestrial is a defensive Wiz, but I wouldn’t count on him for offense.

      • Prezi says:
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        @Gareth: E.T. gets real hot for like a week then ice cold for two… Im sure steve was just trying to catch a hot streak.. think he hit one out sunday. I actually debated going with him cuz i was dropping rollins.. went with hardy instead… Meh..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  91. Gareth says:
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    Julio Teheran gives up 3 in the first inning.

    Atlanta puts up Zero’s the rest of the way.

    Teheran in line for the Win.

    What is it with Atlanta and pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran didn’t look very good tonight

  92. JRO says:
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    Anyone know what wrong with Aaron Hill? Not sure if just reg day off. These guys are available should swap. Hill been pretty ice cold which can mean hes ready to turn or cut bait and go? thinkin boni for speed lawrie all around anyone else here?

    Emilio Bonifacio
    Brian Dozier
    Josh Rutledge
    Scooter Gennett
    Michael Young
    Brad Miller
    Justin Turner
    Grant Green
    Donnie Murphy
    Brett Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Bonifacio if you need speed

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: If I dont need speed, hold not lovin no one?

        Getting annoyed with Segura too lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold

  93. goodfold2 says:
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    porcello’s looking like scherzer should have yesterday against this shitball offense. I’ve made 1 good pitching decision, to bench torres. all the others, play m.perez, bench cole and porcello, all have looked bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  94. MB says:
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    Do I dare start haren tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    Some reliever goodness today. Price + Hochevar + Siegrist + Rosenthal =

    12IP, 1.50 ERA, 0.33 WHIP, 19 Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Real nice for hitting and pitching for me today

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: My pitching numbers look nice, but I’ve made next to no progress. Hitting equally yawnstipating. #pppfffttt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…Melancon put a little stank on my pitching…

  96. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh, and in the last 3 weeks, Uehara has thrown the equivalent of a perfect game.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: in related shitty pitching news, opp in main league has him too. I do in a 10 teamer where I’m best team in league all year and have a bye this week. First good thing to happen this week to me in pitching, Cook right now. will give opp a loss, and perkins another save, hopefully.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, very nice

  97. goodfold2 says:
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    F U pence! was winning rbi’s by 3. Seems Rutledge isn’t going to be playing much with arenado now playing again. This, along with Upton very likely missing most of week (worse maybe) has me thinking i should grab calhoun for rbi’s, or presley for runs. My team is weaker in RBI’s though. This would leave me with only miller at 2b, and i’d still have to bench 1 of asche/aramis/choo/yelich/new guy (calhoun or presley) every day. Would still also have upton and billy H. on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Kole

  98. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    feels like I haven’t been here in weeks and yet besides the occasional drive by posting it’s been less than a week. So with that said, what’s up grey? how are the kids?

    I think I have found some nice tobacco-esque flavors. Uncle Junk’s Jon Wayne, it a Caramel Tobacco, really only a subtle tobacco finish, but very good none the less. Second is called Midnight Apple by Halo, it’s an apple tobacco that is on the pipe tobacco flavor kick, but quite delicious if you’re into that kind of thing. BTW, I have finally found my copy of Blood in Blood out and will be shipping a copy to you in the coming weeks. Hope all is well and look forward to getting back to my regular spot, I’m sure Prezzi has been a little extra snarly lately without me keeping him in check.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo, what’s up, man? I don’t like tobacco flavors at all and don’t want to, because I think that’s psychologically convinced me I’ll never go back to smokes… I went and bought my friend some tobacco flavors from Vapor Spot this past weekend, and hated the taste I had… Nice on the book… Prezzi is out of control, what else is new?

      • Prezi says:
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        @Grey: i cant be contained, yo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I love it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You watch Luther? You should… It’s on Netflix…

    • Prezi says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: im somewhat calm over on this side… Football? Ehh, not so much..

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Prezi: that a boy!

  99. costaricanchata says:
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    melancon = tough competitor

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:
      strikeout of beltre was pretty gutsy .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Would’ve loved if he didn’t need to get hit so hard before he got gutsy

  100. anchovies says:
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    man everythings falling to pieces…

    do i dare grab a-roid? belt? asche? lake?

    cant buy a hit or a run.

      • anchovies says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        christ. i wonder if its good or bad. he has a habit of playing dead. i’m a yankee fan and picking him up is almost as bad as grabbing a red sox player. i guess he’s tolerable when he’s helping them win big games.

        yelich seems to have cooled off. panic mode is full-on.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @anchovies:

          dropped a-rod for reynolds as my dh .
          might be premature but don’t want to stoop to listening to
          those azzholes about whether he’s going to play or not .
          might have gone with vernon wells , but think reynolds is
          the better bet to receive some ab ‘s .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

      • anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks…both of you.

        lose yelich, swisher or venable?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @anchovies: swisher, yelich is taking more walks. that’s good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Swisher

  101. JRO says:
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    Looking forward a bit but liking Porcello start Monday vs SEA then looks like he gets whitesox again??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks decent… Think he’s a bit unpredictable though

  102. costaricanchata says:
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    talk on sawx radio today was about
    how boras came out and made a statement
    saying he expects ellsbury back before the playoffs .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  103. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Cuddyer. Just brightened my day immeasurably.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: even more so. same way pence is ruining my avg, hits, bases, rbi lead. I do have cuddyer in one league where i’m in a consolation bracket.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      and again .
      looking directly into the sun
      can cause blindness .
      others things can , as well .

  104. SteveNZ says:
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    Grabbed Petit for his start tomorrow. I’m scared now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they woke up Rox bats tonight… Think you should be okay still…

  105. SteveNZ says:
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    Yusssss. I have Withrow. get the last out in the 10th and let’s have a vulture win.

  106. SteveNZ says:
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    Altuve can f*** off though. Little bastard’s been on fire since I dropped him. Especially today.

  107. SteveNZ says:
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    Finding it hard to believe that Wilhelmsen is the only Mariners pitcher to escape unscathed from this shambles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a mess that game is…

  108. goodfold2 says:
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    i’ll say it before he does it to me yet again, F U Pence!

  109. goodfold2 says:
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    that really wasn’t a good idea in that roto league. I just got collmentered.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: yep. If this adhd MF’er keeps this shit up i’m out in five days. 8 bases. 5 rbi’s. homer.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: no 6 rbi’s. that’s just gross. I’m not even sure if goldy had a 6 rbi game the whole year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  110. SteveNZ says:
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    Withrow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats!

  111. costaricanchata says:
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    what is so darn important about these rockies games
    as to warrant using cargo as a late-innings defensive replacement ?

  112. SteveNZ says:
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    Brothers!

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