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Madison Bumgarner threw a near-perfect game vs. the Rockies, ending with a one hitter and 13 Ks.  Tim Lincecum was the first one to congratulate him, saying, “I’ll see you in the bullpen in two months.”  Then Lincecum laughed, a hallow, empty laughter and his eyes glazed with what appeared to be tears.  Yesterday, Bum was so impressive that even Gattis said, “I’d bunk in a cardboard box with that Bum anytime.”  Yesterday, Bum was so impressive, Brian Sabean altered Bumgarner’s contract, making him twelve years older.  Yesterday, Bum was so impressive, Giants fans didn’t roll their eyes when someone had white wine with a burger.  On the year, Bumgarner has a 3.02 ERA, 9.3 K/9, 1.9 BB/9 and is about as consistent as a starter that you can find.  Oh, and he’s only 25 years old.  *Homer Simpson drool*  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (16, 17).  Oh, boy, he’s giving some people reason to rank him in the first round next year.  Those people who live in a ‘world’ of ‘roto.’

Andrew McCutchen – 0-for-3 until he left the game early.  He made a catch, slamming into the wall, and grimaced for a few afterwards.  This comes just a week after he returned from a fractured rib.  Damn McRib!  Only supposed to be a seasonal item — not constantly on the menu.

Pedro Alvarez – Left yesterday’s game with foot discomfort, and was seen leaving the clubhouse in a walking boot.  I wonder if Garfield from Parking Wars put the boot on him.  Well, that was my bad.  I picked Alvarez up and totally screwed the karma pooch for everyone.  Mea culpa, my friends from Latin America.

Josh Harrison – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer.  Okay, but what’s Jenilee Harrison up to?  She had one SB last time I checked.  Because she stole my heart!

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  He didn’t actually give up any runs and had a no-hitter through 5 and two-thirds.  Now we’re onto somethin’.  Real G’s drop their G’s.  You’re probably asking yourself how was Cole charged with two runs if he didn’t give up any runs.  Well, Sherlock, Watson gave up two inherited runs.  Speaking of Watson, Tony, that is.  He has 9 wins and 7 blown saves with a 1.75 ERA.  That’s like one of those Clippard years where he gives up inherited runs, has nothing charged to him and gets a shizzload of Wins.  Not cool, Watson or Martin Freeman or whoever you are or whomever you are; I seriously missed the whoever vs. whomever class.  Since Cole’s returned from the DL, he’s looking much closer to the pitcher we thought he would be.  Maybe this is the breakout, please let it be the breakout.

A.J. Burnett – After he struck out 12 hitters on Monday, he said he might not retire.  See, it worked well for Michael Jordan and Jay-Z because people cared if they retired.

Darin Ruf – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Who let the dongs out?  Ruf!  Ruf!  Ruf!  Ruf!  Ruf!

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 2.59.  Let me explain the game.  He had the lead, hit for himself in the bottom of the 7th, gave up a lead-off homer to Asdrubal in the 8th, then Sandberg lifted him.  So, he left him in there to lose the win, but then lifted him after only 84 pitches.  Didn’t even let him throw another pitch after the homer, like Hamels was on fumes.  Sandberg is the one on fumes.  I’m now siding with Rollins!

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Still not seeing any reason why Gonzalez isn’t anything more than a streamer, but I’ve already said my peace on Gio, or my piece if I were a gangsta rapper.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer on the Nats, and 12th overall.  Asdrubal’s been competent in the power department this year, but the lack of steals (7), leaves something to the imagination.  Like leaving you to imagine he has 18 steals and you’re in first place.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (6), and his 2nd day in a row with a homer.  You know the team in your league that owns Pedroia that hasn’t made a move in two months and has been eliminated since June?  Email them and say, “Hey, your third round pick of Pedroia’s looking good now!  Too bad about Votto.”

Mike Napoli – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  That breaks a 1-for-20 spell.  Um, well, O-N-E-F-O-R– Sorry, stupid literal brain.

Allen Craig – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer on the Red Sox, and 8th this year.  There’s no sorta track record to go on at this point.  Strike through that, there’s no current track record of any positive note to go on.  I may pick up Craig, but Ryan Zimmerman made me desperate for a corner infidel.  My name’s Grey and I hate Ryan Zimmerman.

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 3 runs and three steals in the last three games.  Brock Holt!

Rubby De La Rosa – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 0 K vs. R.A. Dickey (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks).  Housewives all across Toronto were claiming they had a headache when husbands told them they were going to Rogers for Rubby/Dickey.

Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 5.62.  Maybe Nolasco will get Melky Cabrera to design him a website for him proclaiming Nolasco’s xFIP is almost a full run lower than his ERA.  Can even make up a fake rave review from The Fangraphs Database.  “I’ve seen a lot of guys have bad luck with LOB%, but Nolasco’s is truly outstanding.  A must see!”

Yordano Ventura – Scratched with a stiff back.  Sounds like a Thai massage with a Happy Ending that went wrong.  This doesn’t sound like an actual issue with Ventura, but more the Royals trying to limit his innings.  Very sneaky, Royals!

Danny Duffy – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start, and likes his next one too.  If I streamed him yesterday, it would’ve been a disaster, and equally bad next time out, but I promise to stay away.  I’m here as your trusting servant.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  When he gets to 20 homers on the last day of the year, all will be forgotten, then next March you will look at him and see great counting stats, a solid average and 20 homers and think, “I’m gonna draft him as my 2nd outfielder,” then in June when Gordon has 6 homers you’ll think, “Why the hell did I draft Gordon again?”  And that will continue for the next 12 years.

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 2 ER.  You could’ve just said you didn’t want to be the closer.  Effin’ schmohawk.

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  With his back against the wall on whether he would keep his rotation spot, Hammel went out and got the job done.  Now, of course, he’ll go out and get crushed in his next start and lose the rotation job to Pomeranz anyway, but for one day breathe it in… You smell it?  That’s Summer’s Reprieve.  Makes you feel fresh all over again.

Chris Carter – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 32nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Who names hurricanes?  Get them on the ringie-ding-a-ling, cause we have a Hurry K’d Carter sweeping through Texas.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – After being sidelined with a sore ass, he could rejoin the rotation on Sunday.  Here’s hoping he enters to a dyslexic Sir Mix-a-Lot singing, “Booty Got Back.”  By the way, you think they could’ve made the word dyslexic any harder to spell?  Really drives home the point, huh?

Roberto Hernandez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the D-Bags.  I streamed The Pitcher Formerly Known As Fausto Carmona for this game, and have no interest in him past that.  Now if he changed his name again to Qberto, well, I might make an exception.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  $1 says he dates Nicki Minaj this offseason.  Anyone want any action?

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Sing it, Turner!  Hot schmotato keep on rollin’.  Proud schmotato keep on burnin’.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th steal.  He cooled off in the last few games, but he is a leadoff hitter for a major league team.  At least they’re a major league team until Kevin Towers trades everyone for a defensive-minded middle infielder.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, and has a hit in nine of his last ten games.  See what I said for Ender, but replace leadoff hitter with three-hole hitter.  For those that found us by Googling, “three hole hitter” + Ender, what are you even looking for?  Do I want to know?

B.J. Upton – Braves will look to deal B.J. this winter.  That is the oldest profession.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4.  Could be traded this offseason.  Gattis already has a sign, “Will Homer For Food,” now it’s just a matter who will bite.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Of course, the Braves gave him no run support.  What else is new?  I was being rhetorical.  I can’t hear you tell me what else is new.

David Wright – Not in yesterday’s lineup again due to his sore neck.  David Wright, phone call.  It’s 2015.  It says you should just come here now.  Stew’s on.

Daniel Murphy – Missed yesterday’s game due to a sore calf.  His veal must be tender.

Dillon Gee – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K.  Hopefully no one was hurt going home from Metco.  Shouldn’t drive after a NyQuility Start.  Gee doesn’t get many Ks ever, but the Stream-o-Nator does like his next start, and I could see streaming him.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Come for the spectacular defense and stay for the homer.  Juan Lagares pleases all of those who look at him.  He now has two homers in the last three games, and is hitting near-.400.  Hot schmotato!

Jenrry Mejia – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  He also didn’t walk anyone, so his balls must be fine.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 6 ER.  You don’t want anyone to own you anymore.  Message heard loud and clear.

Alexei Ramirez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Alexei’s trying to remind people that when Puig was nothing but a piglet and Jose Abreu was simply The Poquito Mas Dolor, Ramirez was the Cuban Import.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  I’ve mentioned picking him up five times in the last four days.  He must be good, says you.  You smart!

Jake Petricka – o IP, 2 ER.  I own Putnam just in case, but Robin Ventura seems to trust closers more when they do terribly, so this outing by Petricka might’ve been exactly what he needs.  Sure didn’t hurt him that he gave up 3 ER in his previous outing either.

Zach Walters – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Basically, doing nothing but hitting homers, but he’s hitting a lot of them, and that’s not a flukey thing.  He now has five homers in the last ten games.  Yup.

James Paxton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now has three of four starts that were Quality.  A 1.83 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  What are you looking at?  That’s your cue to pick him up!  Oh, wait, his next start is in O.co.  Hmm, it does have -co in its name, but that’s not a very safe start.  I could see picking him up, but I’d be careful there.

Abraham Almonte – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1).  Eat that, Ishmael Almonte!

Alex Cobb – 4 IP, 2 ER vs. Wei-Yin Chen (4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 0 K).  In related news, 40 years ago Nolan Ryan threw 235 pitches in a game.  That’s 52 pitches more than Cobb and Chen combined for yesterday.

Matt Shoemaker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Speaking of Cobb (was I?), could I rank Shoemaker in the top 20 starters next year?  Hmm… Okay, unlikely, but I am going to love him.

Joey Votto – Taking dry swings.  Team him up with Ryan Zimmerman, who’s running on a water treadmill, and you got a player for all seasons!

Johnny Cueto – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA up to 2.26.  His ERAs each month:  April, 1.13; May, 2.25; June, 2.43; July, 2.58; August, 3.22.  So, in September it’s going to be 4.05.  You’re welcome, H2H owners!

Travis Wood – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.72.  Two Woods pitched yesterday and a Rubby.  Too bad Brad Hand went on Sunday.   Would’ve been perfect to watch those games in our shirt, Fantasy Baseball:  Something to do between masturbation sessions.  True story:  Someone ordered this shirt, the first person, and I sent the order to my shirt manufacturer.  Then about three weeks later the buyer of the shirt contacted me that they still hadn’t received the shirt, so I reached out to the manufacturer.  It turned out the manufacturer had a problem finding someone to screen print the shirt because it was inappropriate.  Guess they’re of average height and never had a problem with our Sparky Anklebiter shirt.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 30th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Arismendy Alcantara – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  HRismendy!

Brett Gardner – Out again yesterday due to his ankle.  C’mon, Gardner get back in there and rake!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-4 and two homers (12, 13). Hardy har har, was that because I just pointed out yesterday how Ellsbury had even underperformed my ranking and I was down on him, in the non-sexual way?    How about I shut me stupid mouth now?  Thank you, stupid mouth.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  “No, you slo-mo fist pump like this.”  That’s Kirk Gibson talking to Kevin Towers.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.06.  His K-rate is silly terrible — 5.30 K/9.  It’s also silly terrible to find fault with how well he’s pitched.  I’m mad I dropped you and I’m acting out, please accept my apology.

Anibal Sanchez – Suffered a setback with his pectoral.  Anibal, say hello to the offseason!  Offseason, “What’s up?  I was napping.”  Sorry, didn’t mean to bother you.

  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice stuff. Was watching the Rox-SF game. I am sure of two things.

    1. Up to the end of the 5th INN, Shakespeare would have said ‘De la Rosa had had a good start.’

    2. The ghost of Dane De la Rosa visited JDLR behind homeplate just before he threw that fateful 82-mph 3-1 breaking pitch belt high over the middle of the plate to Posey for his 2-run shot. I heard Samantha utter under her breath “Damn, even I would have hit THAT pitch for a HR.”

    Dropped Quintana everywhere, signing up Wada and McHugh. Maybe McHugh gets a two-start for week 24 or even better, if I’m still alive, week 25.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! 1. Ha 2. Nice… Good luck!

  2. Lemmingness says:
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    Weekly points league,

    Who out of D.Robertson, Perkins, and Britton do I drop for Shoemaker?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Lemmingness: Drop the closer from the worst team. So I guess Perkins

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Hey, Phil. I would agree somewhat. NYY will not make the playoffs this year, so Robertson’s workload could be curtailed somewhat to save his arm for next year. Btw, nice Hurry K’d Carter HR.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Ante GALIC: i doubt a team 3 games out of the wild card will stop using their closer

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @nick the dick: Yeah, I guess you’re right Nick. It’s crazy that NYY and Toronto still have a shot at the playoffs. MLB becoming more and more like NBA and NFL – too much parity.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Ante GALIC: this second WC keeps too many teams in it real late

              • J-FOH says:
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                @nick the dick: the wild card all together blows. Mini divisions blow. Lil wayne blows

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A Milli

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: like vanilli?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No, the song Lil Wayne was good on…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: he hasn’t been good in a long time.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Neither has Tupac

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I thought he puts out a song every year

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      True, I really liked the Dear Momma remix, where it was Dear Mama with slightly better pronunciation…

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Thanks, Ante! Craziness. I liked Carter before the season, decided not to spend on a big 1B and buy him at a discount. It’s an OBP league with no K penalty, so he was actually way undervalued in that format. But this. This is crazy. After watching his first two months this year, I cannot believe where he is now. It’s hard to fathom, but it’s been a pleasure to be a part of.

          If this dude takes another step forward in 2015 with pitch recognition and slices into that K-rate, we’re looking at a legit star. I for one, will be paying whatever I have to for him next year. I’ll take him for half the price of Abreu. Please and thank you.

          Good luck down the stretch man! I’m one game out with 2 regular season games to go(half the pot goes to best reg season record. Other to playoff winner).
          Do you have any luck you could spare? I could really use it.

  3. Russ says:
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    Regarding Ender Inciarte, does he figure into the Dbacks future beyond this year? Can he learn to walk a bit better and stick to the top of their lineup in 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ: That seems doubtful…

  4. goodfold2 says:
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    quintana turns back into streamer (except in those 20 and 30 team dynasties where i traded for him in last month, yuck). which of these is best for K’s, win. thinking Tillman one. due to picking up shoemaker/wada (not streaming them as they are much better than other options, some already on my team)/gregerson (thanks OAK manager and media for waiting an extra 8 or so hours to tell us the truth)/0’Flaherty i’m down to one pickup for week.
    tillman vs MIN
    pineda @ TOR
    gee vs PHI

    now only up 1 K with bumgarner’s 13 K’s. due to that i’ll probably keep quintana for his end of week start (since my era/whip is already damn ugly and way behind opp, who’s only had paxton/bumgarner/hammel/gregerson/fields/romo/petricka go so far). i could drop wily p after his start. i could always get him back later anyway. i need to win the categories i can to stay in playoffs as is. unless by saturday i’m still competing in losses. i already have 2 more starts than opp, but he has 1 more each from F-Her and Bumgarner. Every K i can get helps.

    • Cram It says:
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      @goodfold2: Lord I was born a rambling maaaaaaan….doo doo doo…

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Cram It: Tryin’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best I can!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @goodfold2: tillman easy breezy

  5. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    holy shit starting tomorrow in NL only half of my lineup will be CUBS. and only the useful ones too. (mendy/soler/rizzo/baez/coghlan). damn. in a different league (12 teamer) OPS.
    C lucroy/mesoraco (best 2 catchers ever, this is 2 catcher league)
    1B Rizzo
    2B wong/mendy
    3B son donald
    SS aybar (was segura for a long time, and this is only league i got beat to baez)
    CI kennys/moss
    MI Gyorko/schoop
    OF (4 spots and 1 util) braun/raj/upton/dickerson/moss

    who is the drop for activating soler? guessing 1 of schoop/gyorko

  6. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Scale of 1-10, how annoying is it when you set a starter in your weekly lineup because he’s facing the Astros, only to watch him get pushed back a day to face the Angels?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: 100, Shoop! About as bad as losing ‘Kuma’s 2-start every week for two weeks only to wet the bed in his second start last week when he finally DID get the almighty 2-starts!!!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: Mind you, this is after watching Kazmir get moved up from facing the Astros on Monday to getting shelled by the Angels on Sunday, and being able to do nothing about it.

        So, to recap:

        Watched Kazmir lose a start against Houston to get smacked around by the Angels. As a result, Gray gains a start against Houston the next week. Only to have that wiped away in order to… face the Angels.

        Screw reality and shuffling rotations to benefit playoff chances. We have money on the line, here!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In fairness, Kazmir should’ve handled the Angels… In further fairness, I don’t own Kazmir, so my empathy only goes so far…

          • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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            @Grey: Angels are the second best team in baseball with a .342 wOBA versus lefties, and if you discount the Rockies because of Coors, they move to number 1. Can’t expect someone to crap the bed like Kazmir did, but at best I was hoping for a NyQuility start.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

              • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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                @Grey: You can feel me, bro. I ain’t homophobic!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  7. JeF With 1 F says:
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    A NyQuility start indeed from Gee…It put me to sleep in the midst of our Wong/Betts debate.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: that was the best (betts!) exchange of comments all year

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: @Grey: The text got so small on my phone i couldnt see what i was typing anymore …so i just grabbed my Wong and hoped for the best

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I Betts someone messed with your font…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: My wife left my Wong in my pants last night and Mike Matheny left my Wong on the bench today

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougs BETTS me I couldn’t moisturize her without lotion. What too much?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: who needs lotion when you have a Wong to stroke

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good point, but I just got this cozy for my lotion off of Bettsy.com and I’ve been dying to use it

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Wait i thought cougs said that you couldnt use the lotion…Somethings Wongky here

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She agreed if I made the BETTS for a week…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: So you have more then one bed? Or does one beWong to somebody else?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We have bunk beds…I sleep on bottom in case I Betts my bed…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: you must get a lot of rashes on your Wong from all of that bed wetting

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Well, you know what Betts Butler would say, frankly, my dear…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That works for Brett Butler too when she was wetting the bed from too much booze…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: Ha..I think his drink of choice was Red Wong

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm… Thought it was a BETTSy Navel

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: you might be right..I remember him drinking that while eating egg foo Wong

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      There’s this one place in Pennsylvania called the Bettsyburger Address… So good…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: never been there but I have gone to the Buffalo Wild Wongs right down the street from there

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s in the strip mall with the Applebett’s right?

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @JeF With 1 F: no it’s in the super Wong mart shopping center up the block

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh! By the luncheonBETTS

  8. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    At birth a Dalmation is always pure white.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: And eats only spiders for the first two weeks of its life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: And its mother gets a black tongue for 4 weeks after giving birth and spots them… I knew that…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Grey everybody knows the spots are painted on by oft-injured ballplayers while they’re on the DL to give them something to do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *cracks whip* Get busy Matt Moore!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey,

    MadBum was soooooo goood last night, I creamed my pants. I creamed my pants at the end of the 7th calculating the points he WOULD have gotten for the perfecto. By the time I finished calculating the points in my pea-brained head, damn Morneau already broke it up. Still a fantastic start but what I creamed turned dry into a cake-like mixture after the ‘slight’ let down of losing the perfecto.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Ante GALIC: i like how you ended your sentence with i creamed my pants and started the next one with i creamed my pants. Classy shizz my man!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: jizz would of been offensive

  10. Head Down says:
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    What kind of league is it where you can just go to the waiver and pick up Paxton? Never heard of it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Head Down: Considering I’ve streamed him in at least 3 at this point, he’s out there.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Head Down: strategically different?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Head Down: i’m in ten team league (my main money league) where paxton was owned back in april, and then stashed all year. he was available in most of my 12’s a few weeks ago. but those razz leagues are different kind of leagues, where due to innings most only keep like 3-5 starters, so waivers are crawling with wonderful pitchers.

  11. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Anyone starting Smyly today @Bal? SON is meh but he’s looked good lately.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: im throwing him to the wolves

  12. Get says:
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    In a league where you can only start two closers at a time I have Casey Jansen and Cody Allen. would you pick up o’flaherty and drop Jansen or drop Quintana/chase Anderson and rotate closers based upon mAtchups. Thanks in advance

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Get: id lose quin and rotate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Get: You can drop Quintana and Anderson

  13. papasmurf says:
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    Porcello… contact pitcher with a weak D behind him, yet excelling. Go figure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yup, wait until you own him next year though…

  14. DancinHomer says:
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    Mark Trumbo was just dropped in my redraft league (12-team, H2H, 6×6 – OPS). Alcantara & Chris Johnson were also recently dropped.

    Which (if any) should I grab with my last move of the week?

    Current roster:
    C: Yan
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Dee Gordon
    SS: Segura
    3B: Longo
    IF: Pujols
    OF: Trout, Bautista, Solier
    UTL: Singleton
    BN: Ozuna
    DL: Springer

    SP: Kluber, Gray, Cobb, Liriano, Wheeler, Ventura, Odorizzi, DeGromm, Bailey
    RP: Perkins, Allen, Familia, Broxton
    DL: Tanaka
    (Only 2 DL spots)

    • nick the dick says:
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      @DancinHomer: id lose singleton or familia/broxton if you dont play holds and grab Mendy. Hell, might even just lose segura for the Mend Man

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        @nick the dick:

        thanks guys. was holding Familia/Broxton for potential save vultures. sounds like arismendy is my guy to grab.

        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @DancinHomer: My favorite show on WE TV: Broxton/Familia Values

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: You don’t need Singleton (Or Trumbo)… I’d lose Segura for Arismendy

  15. showmemoredongwong says:
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    very true on Alex Gordon. my experience is the guy’s been pretty hot for two extended periods of time this year (but then sucked in between) think it was may/early june and then now. if you have a decent sized bench he’s great to own because you ride him when he’s hot. (duh). he has 4 hr’s in his last 9 games, and continues to bring up the avg.

    where does hanley rank in the top 100 for you next year. he might be the most frustrating player to own.

  16. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Grey.. 1 – What do you think is going on with Cueto?? He’s been pretty shitty and hasn’t made it past the 6th inning.
    2 – I’m tied trying to get in the playoffs so I need to be sharp. Do I chance Ventura?? Are they really slowing him down or keep him?? Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: What are you going to do with Cueto? Give him a pep talk? They could slow Ventura down, yeah…

  17. kyle kendrick says:
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    Avisail wil myers or soler? Bench bat

  18. Fireball Feliz says:
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    White wine with a burger… down here in Tejas you’d be slaughtered for such an atrocity. In the bay area though they’d applaud you with a quiet but supportive two finger clap.

    • Fireball Feliz says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Oh and my question: Drop Bruce for Duda? I feel like Bruce is gonna get hot for September and after holding him all year it feels wrong to drop him.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Fireball Feliz: I’m struggling with that too. I’m starting Bruce at least through this week. If he doesn’t homer by Sunday, preferably twice by then, maybe lose him. He’s gonna get hot, though, been showing flashes here and there. And at least he steals bags now.

        Love Duda, though. Anyone else you can lose for him?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: u shouldve did that move a long time ago

  19. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Stroman vs BOS $9.3
    Miley vs LAD $5.1
    Gausman vs TB $0.0

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Jon: Don’t love any of those, but if you’re desperate it’s possible they could work. If you don’t need the risk, sit.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Jon: definitely not Miley

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @nick the dick: ty, man! I graduated fr Grey’s school of whomever vs whoever. @my sisters friend boyfriend: Would strongly agree with ‘my sisters friend boyfriend’. Start Miley at home at your own peril!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Jon: start, sit, start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Start Stroman, sit, sit

  20. Corey says:
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    Something’s been bothering me all season…

    Shouldn’t it just be H to the Rizzo?

    Because Rizzo is the R. HR! You’re saying HRR!

    (What? Go out and get a job? I already commented on Razzball today, I’m pooped!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Haha… A homer for the Anthony Rizzo, HR for the Rizzo… Seems to work for me…

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Grey: H to the Rizzo for a hit, HR to the Rizzo for a homer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would seem to make sense to me…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: It should prolly be Jeff with two F’s too…but its not

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, the 2nd F there is really small

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: That’s why i got rid of it

              • Corey says:
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                @Grey: Well I’m glad I brought it up!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  21. Adam says:
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    Thoughts on Yu. Petit as stream for tomorrow? SON loves (seems odd to me) — vs. COL $17.7

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Adam: I would stream Petit there yes. Grey will say be careful, though.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Adam: Colorado is terrible away from home. I’d chance it in a head to head league.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Adam: in the bullpen he hasnt given up a hit or walk in the last 13 innings..but in the 6 games hes started hes been bombed on in 4 of those start giving up 4+ in those games

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @Adam:

      I am also so confused by this. Grey, please help.

    • Adam says:
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      @Adam: Choice between these two? Petit (vs COL $17.7) or Minor (@NYM $15.4)?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Adam: minor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I wouldn’t mess with him, but if you’re desperate SON likes him

  22. Steve Jeltz says:
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    Gray,
    I have to drop someone out of these three:

    Starlin Castro (I have Hanley and Zobrist also)
    Jimmy Nelson
    Andrew Cashner (I have depth at SP)

    I think me cutting Castro would help another team more so than one of the pitchers. I can’t decide though.

    Thanks!

  23. sniff test says:
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    I need two bats out of these baseballers: Soler vs. Latos, Avisail vs. Kluber, Kennys V vs. Liam Hendricks, Carpenter vs. Locke or Heyward vs. Wheeler?

  24. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Thinking o moving away from Andrus and dropping him.
    Would add Justin Turner or Holt.

    What do you think?

    thanks

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: I can also add Peralta or Escobar.
      thanks!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Chris: What do you need? Power, Peralta. Speed, Alcides. Runs/avg, Holt.

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Chris: peralta if its a points league

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Chris: lose andrus, it feels great

  25. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Should I drop Moss for Garcia?

  26. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1) 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, if McCutchen misses time and the Bucs delay putting him on the DL again, I’m going to have to make a drop in order to activate Soler. I’m in a tight matchup–win and I lock up the 2-seed, lose and I could be out of the playoffs. I have 7 starts left this week and 3 moves, opponent has 8 and 1. I’m up 1W, 1SV and 0.21 WHIP, down 1QS, 7K and 2.25 ERA.

    So, who’s the drop?
    Betances (haven’t lost since I picked him up 2 mos ago)
    O’Flaherty (currently my 3rd closer, opp. has 2)
    deGrom (vPHI-Buchanan this week, SON 11.4)
    Odorizzi (vBOS-Webster, 10.9)
    Wada (@STL-Masterson, 9.3)

    2) Weekly H2H OPS league, BB and K count–add Walters or Arismendy as backup MI?

    3) Pick two 2-starters for next week–W, L and QS count:
    Paxton @OAK-Gray (SON 0.0), @TEX-tbd (?)
    Wilson @HOU-McHugh (?), @CLE-tbd (?)
    Miley @SD-Despaigne (15.1), @LAD-Fausto (?)
    Hellickson vTOR-Dickey (4.0), vBAL-Norris (?)
    Santiago @HOU-Peacock (3.2), @MIN-Milone (?)

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Odorizzi, Mendy, Paxton/Wilson

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @nick the dick: 1. I would save your starts, looks like you might need them. Drop Betances or O’Flaherty.

        2. Arismendy

        3. Paxton, Santiago(he’s an ulcer waiting to happen but those are good matchups).

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Phil of the Future: i actually agree and almost said betances but he can grab a relief win easier than a closer. Oflahrety should be the drop.

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @nick the dick: Then it’s settled. Everyone with an apostrophe in their name should be cleared from your roster.

  27. dem ribbies says:
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    Starved for SB’s. Picked up Rusney off the wire for $16 and his keeper price will be $18 (of $200).

    Did I overpay for him or do you predict 18/200 to be a reasonable price?

  28. Clint says:
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    Can one of you guys that understand pitching details explain to me why Cobb only lasted 4 IP despite only giving up 2 runs in a close game like that? He struck out freakin’ 6 over that period and I think only walked 3 so it’s not like the wheels were trending off Maddon felt he had to yank him, did he? I didn’t see anything about a potential injury so why didn’t they leave him in?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: He threw over 90 pitches in getting through 4, so yeah, you could say he was struggling.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Cram It: Actually 96 PC. He was lucky to escape with the no decision. Chen also went 4 2/3, so he didn’t excel either. It’s like Cram It said, Cobb was a-strugglin’.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Clint: his wife said he had to be home for dinner

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @nick the dick: i read he was sick.

  29. STL says:
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    I was thinking about picking up Walters for some added pop.

    My only options to drop would be Rajai Davis, Steve Pearce, or Oswaldo Arcia. Do you see Walters being an upgrade over any of those guys in the H2H stretch run?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @STL: id take him over pearce. I really dislike pearce though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @STL: Hold

  30. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    Now that he’s playing second for the Nats, Asdrubal needs to keep getting rounder and grow corn rows. I miss me some Ronnie Belliard.

  31. John says:
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    Dont want to drop Ventura but I need starts. Need to hold on to 2nd for 1st rd bye, drop ventura for carrasco. I cld poss get him back by dropping the worst of degrom or kennedy once they pitch.

    Alternate plan although Carrasco looked excellent i could wait and pick up say tillman for Sunday start once degrom and kennedy pitch fri and sat i believe.

    Looks like Carrasco lines up as 2 starter next week. Playoffs for me will be week after and lined up for bye at the moment.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @John: id lose him to throw carrasco if i could then grab tillman

      • John says:
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        @nick the dick: Grab tillman for carrasco or figure that out in few days?

        • nick the dick says:
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          @John: id see how carrasco pitches first and if he keeps doing well id prob lose kennedy after he throws for tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with Nick

  32. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    How bout this for revenge..I had Cobb Wood and Cueto throwing for me and they gave me a measly 25 points…and I played the guy who I traded bumgarner too and Madbum gave him 43 points smh I dont know bout revenge but the fantasy world works in cruel mysterious ways.

  33. Hans says:
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    Looking for two start pitchers for week one of playoffs, once the week starts we can’t bench or swap out. Please rank
    Ross ARI, @COL
    Hughes @BALT, LAA
    Smyly BOS, BALT
    Greene BOS, KC
    Carrasco DET, CHW

    Thanks!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Hans: All a little scary. Ross(he’s been that good), Smyly, Hughes, Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hans: Agree with Phil

  34. nick the dick says:
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    Great write up G, however, no thank you i’ll pass on that fool’s bet and keep my dollar

  35. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , thanks for your daily article always.
    Pick two OFs to start tonight

    Garcia vs Kluber
    Werth vs Kendrick
    Myers vs Gausman

    Thanks.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Wilson: werth, myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: No problem, agree with Nick

  36. ryanoger says:
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    Jose Quintana was dropped make the add or hold? Who to drop if I add Quintana?

    SPs
    Zimmermann, Weaver, Wily, Fiers, Y Ventura, Wada, Keuchel

    RPs
    Kimbrel, Holland, Reed, W Davis, Clippard,

    • nick the dick says:
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      @ryanoger: hold

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @ryanoger: Hold!!!

  37. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great read my man, someone just dropped Stroman so I’m trying to grab him and Paxton and Shoemaker both balled for me last night so I might seal my first regular season championship title this week thanks to razzball. Anyways, Ozuna or Avisal? Avisal seems more consistent which is kind of what I’m looking for at this point in the season, I appreciate any advice and of course keep up the good work.

  38. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , I am holding these starters and would like to know who should be steamers (needn’t to be held for long time for ROS)

    E Santana
    J Zimmermann
    H Iwakuma
    C Tillman
    A Cobb
    M Shoemaker
    A Wood
    T Ross
    R Porcello

    Thanks!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Wilson: No streamers listed. NONE! Nice rotation, man!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Ante GALIC: if you like that rotation, you should see my 10 teams staff. Definite cream of pants.

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @nick the dick: Would love to one fine day, man!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Wilson: all very ownable right now

  39. sniff test says:
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    SON like Santiago today. Would you stream him? Miami seems like they could beat up someone if they felt like it.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @sniff test: throw caution to the wind

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @sniff test: Do it. Shields up, brace for impact….

  40. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Streamer question:

    I have one add left for the week. Who should I go with?

    8/27:
    H. Santiago vs. MIA ($11.9)
    O. Despaigne vs. MIL ($7.2)
    D. Pomeranz @HOU ($0.3)

    8/28:
    Minor @ NYM ($15.1)
    Carrasco @ CHA ($8.2)

    8/29:
    Haren vs. ARI ($12.9)
    deGrom vs PHI ($11.4)
    Vogelsong vs. MIL ($11)

    8/30:
    Peavy vs. MIL ($17.3)

    8/31:
    Liriano vs. CIN ($20.9)

    I’ve had limited success with SON in the past, but appreciate any and all opinions. Thanks!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: i like minor there. Peavy second pick

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: Minor, Pomeranz(if he’s not on a pitch count, not sure though)

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Thanks. Like both of you, I was leaning toward Minor, but the potential WHIP hit makes me proceed cautiously. I was also surprised to see Liriano at $20+.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Lincecuminmypants: ya i think the SON saw a blender with its top off when it ranked Liriano so it was a bit distracted

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Minor will be taking an early exit due to WET TAIL…bank on it

        • Lincecuminmypants says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: There’s word play there, but I won’t sully razzball with a crappy pun…… yet. Thanks!

  41. Chris says:
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    Paxton or Carrasco?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Chris: pax

  42. Hamels deserved better than coming out after 84 stinkin pitches..

    Managers who need to resign and go do something else, why, because they suck at managing!!

    Lets say bye bye to:

    Fredi ‘I don’t have a clue how to set a lineup’ Gonzalez
    Kirk ‘I don’t know when a batter is hit accidentally’ Gibson
    Ryne ‘I hate my team’ Sandberg
    Robin ‘got my ass kicked by that ole man Nolan’ Ventura

    If anybody would like to add any others, feel free to do so…

    cheers,

    Phenom

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Fredi has really pissed me off this year. I don’t own any D-Backs, Phils, or ChiSox, so I don’t have an opinion.

      Matt Williams has pissed me off at times with his lineups. Prob cuz he’s buried my boy Ramos at 7 or 8 since he’s been back. So annoying.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: MP!!!! Nice stuff, man!

      Billy Martin with the 1980 As…106 complete games!!! All pitchers were out of professional baseball in three years or less.

      The top six highest paid managers are…

      The Sosciapath…5 million
      Girardi…4 million
      Francona…3.5 million
      Showalter…2.75 million
      Maddon…2 million
      Donnie Baseball…1.6 million

      Not bad change for doing something you love to do.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Ante GALIC: mike “i’ve never managed baseball at any level and only got this job so nobody could make yadier molina not run this team himself” matheny. i chart came out in local STL newspaper about 2 weeks ago citing how during larussa/duncan tenure they basically never overworked closers, whereas matheny will shove rosie into game 6 out of 8 days, 4 str days, 5 out of 6 days etc.

  43. Flop Sweat says:
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    Its early, but Im looking at my keepers. I have 6 of my 7 slots filled and 3 candidates for that last spot. What do you think:
    Khrush Davis 19th round
    Rick Porcello 17th round
    Jake Marisnick 19th round

    Marisnick is a guy promoted from my minor league team assuming he gets 60 more AB. I don’t want to over value him because ive watched his career for so long, but letting him go before he blossoms will be sad.

    Cats are:
    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS; W, SV, HLD, K, ERA, WHIP

    Thanks!

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great writeup! Bum + Pax really helped balance out my starts earlier in this playoff round from Liriano and Odorrizi.

    Need Runs (desperately) and RBI. Which 2 players do I start today? (have to bench the other guys)

    Calhoun (v. Alvarez) )($12.7)
    Dickerson (v. Hudson) ($3.3)
    Vargas (v. Hendriks) (n/a on Tron but looks extremely tasty)
    Ozuna (v. Santiago) ($7.7)

    Right now I’m leaning Calhoun and Vargas, but I’m worried I’m setting myself up for a sonavabench!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @nick the dick: Thanks Nick! Yeah Ken Plural (love that one, btw) really came in clutch for me over the weekend and Ventura’s replacement looks to play right into his splits.

        Other options to bench to play OZUNA – Freedy (v. Wheeler, who he’s hitting almost .600 against); Brantley (v. Noesi); and Joey Bats (v. Kelly). Don’t know if OZUNA beats any of those guys – what do you think?

  45. Five-On-One says:
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    Best bet for U spot this week – Holt, Betts, KDavis, or Reddick?

  46. Aero says:
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    in a win or go home matchup, am I crazy to play Walters (vs Noesi) over Miggy (vs Green) today?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Aero: Gotta play Miggy.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Five-On-One: miggy will hit a check swing homer into the short porch

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @nick the dick: Is there a short porch in Detroit?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: Touche’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: Agree with Five

  47. Fungazi says:
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    Start 2:

    Plouff @ Hendricks ($2.3)
    Arenado @ Hudson (-$6.1)
    Adams @ Locke ($0.2)
    Soler @ Latos ($??)

    Thanks

  48. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Never too early for keeper questions for next year, right?

    Can keep 4 of these cats in a $260 auction league;

    G. Stanton ($27)
    J. Altuve ($20)
    J. Upton ($22)
    Jose Abreu ($7) – Going out on a limb and saying this is a no-brainer
    G. Springer ($6)
    N. Arenado ($6)

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: Stanton, Altuve, Abreu, Springer(some may say arenado here, wouldn’t be crazy I suppose)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: Actually, it is too early… Abreu, Stanton, Altuve, Arenado

  49. Dave says:
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    Zach Walters, does this guy have any keeper value for next year and beyond?

    Deep keeper league, I’m out of it this season and building for next year. I could add him and keep him for free, but that would be my last move. Not too much else of interest on the wire at the moment….

    THX!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Eh, I’d hold your move for now

  50. hankp says:
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    Need to cut someone to make room for Soler coming out of my NA slot. Cut Wright, Segura or Rutledge? Thanks!

  51. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey, Looks like my prayer circle worked for Dread Pirate last night.

    Anyways, I have McCann as my catcher, but do you like any of these guys over him ROS, or hold?
    Caleb Joseph, Travid D’Arnaud, D. Navarro, Russell Martin.

    Also, do you think Springer returns and puts up numbers?

    One more thing pick 1 player ROS… Eaton, Crisp, or Dyson? .. I primarily needs Runs, Avg, and SB

    Thanks again as always.

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan:

      No love for the #1 Fan ? :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: Oops, sorry…. d’Arnaud… Eaton… Springer hits homers and strikes out, that’s what I’d expect from him…

  52. nick the dick says:
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    With lineups locking in 20 mins, do i start or sit rizzo? No info on his injury yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, he’s fine… Start him

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ahhh rizzo not in lineup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, saw that…. Sorry about that…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: as long as Baez goes 0-4 with 4 ks again it’s no sweat

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’ll probably be the case

  53. JY says:
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    Drop Trumbo for Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  54. frankgrimes says:
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    Jamie Ewing or Cindy Snow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cindy!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Hehe it’s looking good so far
        @Grey:
        where has wake up been?
        did you find guru?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We saw Wake Up on Monday, I think… Guru’s in the wind…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @frankgrimes: your hot new neighbor

  55. The Big Yabu says:
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    Need to pick up a hitter to start tomorrow & Monday + backup in between (transactions are limited, so I can’t just churn through guys) — 7×7 roto includes 2B and BB:
    (A) C.Davis and Markakis are available with tasty matchups, but have been miserable lately/all season.
    (B) D.Jennings has okay matchups and has been okay lately + all season.
    (C) There is no C.
    J.(D) J.D. Martinez has tough matchups but has been hot lately + all season.
    Who do you think is the best option?
    Also: Do you like it when commentators use your jokes (“There is no C”), or should we just leave them for you and ask our questions straight-up like Paula Abdul?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can add in jokes to your questions…I don’t mind… Well, I don’t really know the matchups, but A, I guess

      • The Big Yabu says:
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        @Grey:
        (A) vs. Hellickson, vs. P.Hughes
        (B) @ Bud.Norris, vs. Rubby
        (D) vs. Kuroda, @ Kluber
        Does that change anything? If it’s still (A), big gamble with C.Davis or small gamble with Markakis?
        Your help is appreciated! (No joke…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go A with Davis

  56. ERad says:
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    Yo G! Pick two please, need Wins and Ks:

    Dan Haren @ SD (v Cashner) – $13.2
    Ian Kennedy v LA (v Greinke) – $14.9
    Liriano v CIN (v Cueto) – $21.5
    Wei-Yen Chen v MIN (v Nolasco) – $15
    AJ Burnett @ NYM (v Gee) – $12.4

    My gut tells me Haren and then either Chen/Burnett, but I also started Odorizzi @ BAL so I probably have IBS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Chen

  57. Carnac says:
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    Kyle Lobstein is also what we called Kyle Goldstein after that one time he pitched at JCC summer camp.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: HAHAHA! That’s a matza ball…thrower

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t think much of his pitching, but his mom made a fabulous kugel…

  58. ryu kidding me says:
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    I have secured a 1st round bye. Someone dropped Gomes. Okay to drop Vogt and pick him up? I could also pick up Molina. What do you recommend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Molina

  59. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Yes it was me that picked up J Peralta and now hes ice cold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve ruined my share, it’s only right other join in…

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: my next rant is gonna be how I jumped on all the Cubs prospects except Soler and he’ll be the one to put up major points.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Yup!

  60. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey, would you stream Leake tomorrow vrs Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  61. Andrew says:
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    Stroman home vs Red Sox ($9)
    Despaigne home vs Brewers ($7)
    L Hendriks home vs Twins ($4)

    Any good options for today to stream in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream Stroman, it’s by no means safe…

  62. Ralph says:
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    Drop LaRoche for Ike Davis? Davis might be a schmotato and LaRoche might be hurt.

    Would probably have to drop whoever I own of these two once Pederson comes up. Keeper league and he’s currently in an “NA” slot (Yahoo lg)

    Thanks, guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis isn’t going to start every day, so he’s fine if you can platoon him…

      • Ralph says:
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        @Grey: other options are Walters, Pearce, Ozuna.

        Looks like Ozuna is the only one who doesn’t have a game next Thursday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All of these guys over Davis… I’d go Ozuna…

  63. J-FOH says:
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    WE HAVE A NEW POST FOR OUR RCL FANTASY TEAM NAME CONTEST. COME OVER AND NOMINATE THE BEST….in your mind

  64. KK says:
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    Soler avisail or Myers for my last bench bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  65. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    One positive about Cole struggling this season is that we’ll be able to draft him again next year.

    Strasburg may fall to the 40-50 pick range, and Cole to what, 90-100ish? I’ve owned Sale for two years now and have loved it, but I don’t think there’s any chance he falls to the 40 range next season.

    Early contenders for being on my pitching staff:

    Strasburg (if he falls past pick 40)
    Cole
    Bailey
    Paxton
    Shoemaker (excellent fangraphs article comparing him to guys like Kuroda and Iwakuma)
    Rosenthal

    Totally preliminary, but why focus on this year when we can fantasize about scooping up struggling starters from this year in next year’s draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think you’re prolly right on all of these… There will be a ton of other guys too… Cobb still won’t receive any notice…

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Let’s hope you’re right!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could form a prayer octagon…

  66. Ben. says:
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    Should I drop Kyle Hendricks, Brandon Phillips, or Matt Carpenter for Jorge Soler? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips if bench bat

      • Ben. says:
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        @Grey: He is a bench bat. Transaction about to happen!

        I have Baez and Matt Carpenter ahead of him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it!

  67. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Rangers have scored 4 runs in the 2nd and 4 in the 3rd. Comatose Rangers fans, awaken! We’re not outta this yet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  68. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 1 –

    (7) Moss @HOU facing Peacock
    (41) Baez @CIN facing Latos
    (57) Myers @BAL facing Gausman
    (76) Duda @Home facing Teheran
    (107) J. Hamilton @Home facing H. Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  69. Kid A says:
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    They’re just going to let Erasmo go thermonuclear out there. Greaattt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Peg Boy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Total peg boy…

  70. Pete says:
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    Any good reason to hold Rosario any longer? Ready to part with him in both my roto and H2H league. Go with D’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, go with d’arnaud

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Pete: They just DL’d him, I swapped out For D’Arnaud yesterday, so let’s go Messss

  71. SMLV1 says:
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    Wacha worth a DL stash? First rehab start on sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have room, sure

  72. papasmurf says:
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    @Grey: Porcello’s on a team that I am fighting for the title with. The guy’s staff at the end of April: Porcello, Smyly, Keuschel, Haren, Lester (traded away two weeks ago), Salazar, Fister.

    His offense is monster, but I thought his pitching was weak. Now 4 months later, he’s got a team ERA of 3.20 (2nd best in league), leads in Ws and has actually gotten better as the year’s progressed. Incredible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus, that guy should be writing for us…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @papasmurf: i wish i still had smyly and porcello, i dropped both at their worst.

  73. Fireball Feliz says:
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    @Kid A: @Kid A: Shouldn’t have started him against an elite offense like the Rangers…

  74. Adam says:
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    Gio Gonzalez, James Shields, or Chris Archer ROS? 6×6 (QS, ERA, K, BB, WHIP, SV)

    • Adam says:
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      @Adam: All of Gio’s peripherals seem like they are in line with his most dominant seasons, just seems like he’s getting tagged up a little more when hes throwing that changeup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shields

  75. Jack says:
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    I was going to drop Bailey for Wacha since Wacha is now throwing and seems ahead of Bailey, but I’m starting to wonder if the Cards would put him in the bullpen. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s headed for the bullpen is my guess

  76. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the speak of the Devil again,
    Heaven sent but down in Hell i’m starting to settle in,
    Im settling shit like a veteran, to get a salad,
    Ballad bout to bring some cheddar and lettuce in,
    Im better than,
    If Jesus rapped, finished and said Amen,
    It’s eveident, i’m sick as a dog, quacks prescribing me medicine,
    Swallow up half, then double up stacks,
    N turn around, start peddling, selling em, why the fuck are you meddling,
    In my biznass, bitch ass,
    Focus, hypnosis, i’ll put you under my spell again,
    Mask, can’t tell it’s him,
    I lock n load, a rocky road to creepy motel and then,
    It goes all wrong, stretch armstrong ya skeleton,
    Cuttin out the lights and curse the name of Tom Edison,
    You with an animal canibal that’s just trying to get fed again,
    Chop ya leg and stand you up and call you a pelican,
    I mean flamingo, there my thing go, starting to swell and when,
    I’m done i’ll walk you to the door and tell you to tell a friend,
    A great first date babe, i’m sad that it had to end,
    But someone’s waiting on me cuz I hear my trunk rattling,
    I think they hatin on me, take it up with my pad n pen,
    Iconic leader like Jeter, drinking tonic and Beefeater,
    Ah I caught my junk in my zipper,
    Look out we got a bleeder!
    Indeed exceed, what you expect,
    As we proceed to be ri-dic-u-lous

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      …and curse the name of Tom Edison! Doode, seriously, this is awesome… Well played!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Ha thanks my man, had to do something a little wacky today…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was yours, right?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yessiree

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, that’s what I thought

  77. Clive says:
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    Hey Grey, want to pick up Soler in a 10 team keeper – who would you drop to make room for him? K Vargas, Dozier, C Kalhoun are guys I could drop on offense (already have Cano at 2B). Don’t really want to ditch any SP cause I need it, but I do have Wada if you would hold all of those other guys.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  78. Pete says:
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    Yikes – I have 2 more adds this week in my H2H league (a win locks up playoffs, a loss & things are questionable) and not sure I can count on Rios for the rest of the week.

    Ditch him or save for streamers? I can add JD Martinez or Pearce, to name a couple of the available.

    Also considering ditching Andrus for Danny Santana.

    There’s next to no starters to grab and stream, other than super bottom barrel guys .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do both moves… JD and Santana

  79. Dan The Silly Met Fan says:
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    14 team Dynasty H2H

    Which side?
    Send Andrew McCutchen
    Receive Arismendy Alcantara
    Receive Zack Greinke
    Receive Mike Fiers

    And does Alcantara lose 2B and/or SS next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen side

      • Dan The Silly Met Fan says:
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        @Grey: Do’h! OK I should counter and ask for more. McCutch is a tough guy to deal away in Dynasty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d ask for more…

  80. Kid A says:
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    Soler. Game f*$!ing on.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Kid A: Started him in 1 league,sat him in the other.

      Win some ,lose some.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Hondo:

        Just having him on your team is half the battle.

        The other half is making sure you don’t get your hand stuck in a garbage disposal.

        • Hondo says:
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          @Kid A: Wasn’t that in a Stephen King novella?

          • Kid A says:
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            @Hondo: Either that or one of those G.I. Joe service announcements. My mind is jumbled.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie!

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: If you recognized that as a reference to the Sheriff in King’s ongoing Castle Rock storyline and cross referenced it with Sookie Stackhouse’s brother being a Sheriff,I’m impressed.

        It almost makes up for Brad Miller.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Almost!

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s your name…Almost…

                • Hondo says:
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                  @Grey: You can call me Al,not almost.My older brother is named Steve.
                  Steve Allen- get it? Seriously,my Dad is a retired pocket protector geek who had a TV in the late “50’s.
                  Speaking of Steve Allen,have you ever seen the video of Frank Zappa playing a bicycle on the show? I shit you not,this is awesome,but too long for baseball primetime(at least give it a quick skim though).Bookmark it and be prepared for, umm, early early Zappa?

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MewcnFl_6Y

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You and your brother were really named after Steve Allen? Oh, and wow, that’s Frank Zappa?!

                    • Hondo says:
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                      @Grey: All true.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s amazing! Get this man an auto…

  81. Hondo says:
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    Wow- 7:05 starting time at Philly and they haven’t even thrown the first pitch yet due to the pre game crap.

    If I’m MIke Rizzo(Nats GM) I’m on the phone to the Commissioner demanding a forfeit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… What pregame crap are they doing?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Those damn Philly kids are on the lawn again!

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Hondo: throwing batteries through tire swings

  82. dem ribbies says:
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    is Fiers entering keepersville or still just a ros savior?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeper in some leagues, sure

  83. Carlos says:
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    Would you drop Trumbo for Soler? 10 team h2h. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  84. Kid A says:
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    Et tu Price?

    I feel like I’m wearing a propeller hat today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy christ, that was terrible… Did you have Erasmo go too?

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: It’s not every day that I get to hop in the bathtub with a toaster AND a hair dryer…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  85. nick the dick says:
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    The price is wrong, Davey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sure is…

  86. jef with 1 f says:
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    Oh just realized there are other things going on besides Wong/Betts

    • nick the dick says:
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      @jef with 1 f: yeah, there’s Bettser things to talk about

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Did I mention they cook that Bettsyburger on briqubetts?

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @nick the dick: your so Wong about that..I can’t keep this up with two of you

        • nick the dick says:
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          @jef with 1 f: i’m out, i’m out of the contest!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope, you’re in now!

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @Grey: the other player in the original question was scooter..he’s yours Nick

              • nick the dick says:
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                @jef with 1 f: *sigh* i get the scooter scraps huh? Nobody is recommending him nowadays.

  87. nick the dick says:
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    So ill ask the question youre sure to be bombarded with tomorrow, Soler or Baez? Have baez in my 10 team that counts k’s

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @nick the dick: is it a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  88. Kid A says:
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    Nothing kills a rally like a Bruce at-bat. Going to take alot of tomato juice to get the skunk off him this winter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Kid A: my whole team is a rally killer this week..I’m a nice 1 for 14 so far tonight

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        7/31… Lone bright spot Leonys

        • Hondo says:
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          @Grey: Texas is the Lone Starless state this year.

          Eff me- I drafted Rios,Prince,Yu and Elvis.All of whom have left the building.

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Hondo: Eeesh

            • Hondo says:
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              @jef with 1 f: Yeah,it was like the Texas mashup of Shawshank Redemption.I had miles and miles of Texas up my butt.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, totally

  89. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Do you like Shane Greene or Stroman better as a pickup? Either one could be the pickup who helps a league get won. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  90. Hondo says:
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    Wow- I almost dropped Span today.Needs a triple in the 5th for the cycle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  91. Jay says:
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    Rosario’s a piece if crap and on top of that he’s hurt.

    Castro d’Arnaud or Martin

    Thanks Holmes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

    • Hondo says:
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      @Jay: There should be a Razzball glossary term for Rockies and their playing time.

      Like – Rocky Mountain In Your Eye.

      Coors or Death?
      Tuloshitsonme.
      Too High 2 Play
      Unmanaged(kudos to Clint Eastwood who inspired me on that)

  92. fausto says:
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    Thoughts on soria as the CL in Det?. worth a stash over betances, betts, panik or carrasco?

    Next working title “A SOLER ECLIPSE OF THE HEART”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d go with Soria over Panik if he’s a bench bat

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He got you there

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Kid A: STL’ians aren’t good at keeping things left alone on shelves that aren’t theirs right now.

  93. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    In a two rp league youd drop Uehara for either Greene or Stroman right? I’m gonna grab Greene for now and if I can ill grab stroman over Greene, but I think both would be better than Koji. I have McGee as my other rp. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it

  94. AJ says:
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    Ummmm Baez has been suxin sum Rugged Sweaty Wong and has been lookin shameful at the plate! ! Drop Drop & Drop or bench him for some hopeful playoff joy? Redraft..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: lol thoughts on dropping Javier Baez in a redraft leauge with his Current performance ..

        • Kid A says:
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          @AJ: You mean that guy who just smacked a 2 RBI double and was just joined in the lineup by Soler today?

          That guy?

          Drop him.

          • AJ says:
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            @Kid A: BIG Whoopie 1 for 5 with 2 Rbis and has already been up for a while ?? ..yea that GUY KiD Awesome lmao

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @AJ: him and kipnis tied for fastest 2B to 5 or 6 homers ever. or maybe in like 110 years. that guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta say who you’d be dropping him for… Just drop him for nothing? No…

  95. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    What are your thoughts on dropping the Gyork store for Scooter? I understand the platoon nature of Scooter’s playing time, but after Bumgarner in the next few days, he gets a solid run of righties. I would probably be able to pick Jedd back up too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  96. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Brett Cecil with the 4 out/3K save for the Jays.
    He’s been great lately.

    Janssen has been really bad the last month+
    Is Janssen done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just grabbed Cecil… Worth a flyer to see…

  97. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Can’t stand the Reds bullpen. Lose for Latos every start. Latos streamable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Latos

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: hes still in line for the win

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        @nick the dick: 1 more inning…by the way Broxton blows… and we are about to see Chapman blow the game… Latos 5 day postMS attack!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Joe Shmoe: eh they got this

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And 10 Ks, it’s a positive start for Latos, not close to negative…

              • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                @Grey: i love the hysterity of near playoff time. yeah, drop latos due to his teammates sucking. i sure hope you aren’t one of the guys (i know i am) that picked up keuchel and/or mchugh.

  98. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like better for sagnof – schafer or inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  99. chris says:
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    Morse or soler for ROS? H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  100. Flunkie says:
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    Need to activate Soler from my NA spot. Who’s the drop? I am deficient in SB, and may or may not be able to afford to lose them.

    Vargas, Gardner, Betts, Gyorko, Calhoun, Zobrist. I’m very much in it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  101. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Is it wrong that I refer to Jose Altuve as “the delightful little latino man that plays 2b for my roto team” ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, it’s what everyone refers to him as…

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: haha. good to know i’m not alone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  102. J-FOH says:
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    406? slow day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was wondering why my fingers weren’t going into arthritic cramp mode…

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I couldn’t even get the new regulars to vote today. FFS, where are you guys now!

        I’m pushing the vote in every post and all the other writers should too. That includes you too. Wow I’m getting a little ballsy over here. It’s all that RA influence, I’m Dangerous!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re late to the RA party, btw… Moving on to Chino soon!

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Chino XL? Thats old news.

            Did I tell you I have had a rugged track for about a year on my iPod, it was off a Jedi Mind tricks album and never knew. Stupid download culture, I never know who is on a track anymore.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: chino is old news and new news and newer news to Grey. Have you heard his last album?

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @nick the dick: a few tracks, the sick jacken immortal tech one and raka one were tight. I like some of poison pen too. Wordsmith was super tight. The beats are not my favorite on the new one but the skill is for real.

                Do you like Apathy?

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @J-FOH: i agree not the besssst beats on the new one, although some are pretty good, but lyrically is amazing and it is a double disc with 35 tracks, dont get that very often. Here To Save You All is very good and yeah Poison Pen has some good, some ok, but Wordsmith is just perfect. Also the album I Told You So is really good. And yup of course i like Apathy im from CT! Ha, the guys i suggested to G were rugged, chino, apathy and celph titled and a little Jedi basically. Love Apathys whole collection, was just listening to Demigodz newest album. Ap actually lives right down the street from me.

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: nice, you like Psycho Realm?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: eh havent heard a whole hell of a lot but hes ok, should i know more? Hes on that last Chino album. You should listen to the whole thing, both discs.

                  • J-FOH

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                    @nick the dick: it’s a lot of stuff to take in but Sick jacken is tight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Vietnam track? It’s a’ight

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: difference of opinion

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: You gonna listen to ‘Die Rugged Man, Die’ next? You should, then Chino or Apathy

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: ive been waiting for the rush all day. Price gets lit up? Nothing. Soler homers? Nothing. Fishy…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        People drafting football leagues

      • Kid A says:
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        @nick the dick:

        same thing every year.

        put in some more time and you’ll start to notice even more patterns.

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: like multiple personality disorder and tranny stalkers

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Kid A: yeah ive been reading about 2 1/2 years now, i notice stuff

  103. Carlos says:
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    Putnam got the save. Should I drop Petricka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you don’t need saves… He could still get them…

  104. Kid A says:
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    Here comes O’Flaherty. Lets see what kind of constitution this little bastard has.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love the double play there

  105. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    now we see if o’flaherty keeps it over cook.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: it appears they really do want Cook in high leverage spots, and Gregerson in 8th, so maybe over Otero then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It wasn’t pretty, but he closed it out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cook got a bum 2 inherited runs today

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: right but they put him in in high leverage spot earlier in game anyway, 2 on 1 run lead and 1 out, then left him in later inning too. not closer work. that’s like neil ramirez work.

  106. SteveNZ says:
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    How ya like Niese tomorrow. SON says 9 bucks. It’s h2h where I’m relievers only but my ERA has blown out. Thanks Ryam Cook you bloody idiot. Blew a hold and let a win get away too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They were inherited runs for Cook, but yeah… I’d start Niese there

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, but looked like some untidy shizz that put them on base in the first place. Anyhow, you think Cook keeps seeing high-leverage situations?

        I’m chasing Holds this week and already have Gregerson (big whoop) so wondering if I should drop Cook for an MR for another team so’s not to double up on A’s…

        • Mr. Tibbs says:
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          @SteveNZ: I’m in a holds league, so I keep up on these things. Who’s available if you decide to drop Cook?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Mr. Tibbs: Guys with most holds in the last week and playing tomorrow are Diaz, Ramirez, Warren, Ottavino and Lopez…

            • Mr. Tibbs says:
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              @SteveNZ: At his point, I don’t really think you’ll lose much, if anything by dropping Cook for one of those guys. I take it there aren’t any nailed on 8th guys available.

    • Kid A says:
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      @SteveNZ: Hi steve.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Kid A: Hello.

  107. Bobby says:
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    In a keeper league would you trade Buxton and Machado for Darvish and Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  108. de nachos says:
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    Hanley could really give less fuggs. Do his dreads have frosted tips or is that a glare on my screen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  109. goodfold2 says:
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    oh crap, he’s the casilla ennui again.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: well i’ll take the win though, thank you very much

  110. dem ribbies says:
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    in a 5×5 (QS instead of W), would you rather have Cashner or Minor for playoffs? worried Cashner might not reach form in the next few weeks and Minor seems to be coming around but has bitten me worse than Liriano this year.

  111. Anthony says:
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    Yo Grey, I need you to pick my stream this weekend. One of Anderson @ Colorado, Stults vs Dodgers, Happ vs. Yankees, Martinez @ Houston…Need my best chance for a QS and a W. HELP!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the wrong post

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