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When you get a little cumin, coriander, curry, power and speed in the same dish, you got a Marte party!  Whatever happened to that Next Food Network Star?  She disappear with every other one, except Guy Fieri?  As Anthony Bourdain aptly said, Fieri is the Poochie of the Food Network.  Due to Fieri’s success, they keep trying to sandwich (pardon the word) new personalities onto their network.  This past season they awarded a Hee Haw Fieri.  Instead of the frosted hair, he had a cowboy hat.  We call this show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Farting By The Fire!  Any the hoo!  Going into yesterday’s game, Starling Marte was tied with George Springer and behind Michael Morse on our Player Rater.  To that, The Count would say blah blah blah.  Crazy enough, Drew Stubbs was above all of them, and in the top 40 outfielders.  By the power of Coors, I pronounce you fantasy worthy.  Of course, Marte went 3-for- 4 with his 7th and 8th homers yesterday, so he’ll probably shoot above those aforementioned outfielders.  Marte’s a little behind his pace from last year, but I’m going to like him next year for one simple reason:  a guy that can hit 12 homers and steal 40 bases is very valuable as long as he doesn’t hit .220.  That’s like a manhole in Fantasy Town!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Vance Worley – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks.  If you streamed him, you got your head dunked in a toilet and received a Worley.

Neil Walker – 2-for-3 and his 17th homer.  Walker’s fantasy value has punctured tennis balls on the bottom.  Doesn’t move fast, but it steadily moves.

Travis Snider – 2-for-4.  Hasn’t stopped hitting in two weeks.  Fo’realies.

Andrew McCutchen – Already expected back today from his fractured ribs.  I wonder if he just spackled some soggy cardboard with BBQ sauce on himself to repair his McRib.

Ervin Santana – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Braves jumped out to an early lead and Ervin got lackadaisical as he steered the boat into the Ivictory Coast.  You, sir, are no Laura Dekker.

Jason Heyward – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  If you could go back to that day he hit a homer in his first major league at-bat and told Braves fans he’d only have ten homers in the middle of August four years later, they wouldn’t believe you.  If they even listened, they may be too distracted watching future All-Star, Jordan Schafer.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  In the preseason, I was wondering if Simmons’s 17-homer power from last year would show up and his 25-steal speed from the minor leagues.  To answer March Grey, Simmons is still out of this world, just not in the metaphorical sense.

Chris Johnson – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.350 in the last week with a homer on Sunday.  About as exciting as his John Doe-type name, but he is hitting.

Brandon Phillips – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “You’re all a bunch of honkeys!”  Unable to fire Kevin, ESPN sent him to Diversity Training where they’re hoping he learns to become more tolerant or at least learns some slurs that are more current.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Damn, Bruce is working my soft spot like I’m a 60-year-old Jersey woman.

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 5th blown save.  If that surprises you, I pray for you if you ever open a closet door and a cat jumps out.  I’m still holding Seth Maness, but, of course, I’d want Pat Neshek first as I said yesterday.

Justin Masterson – 5 IP, 4 ER.  At least he’s done frontin’ like he’s good, and luckily I’m the only person in the world not done with the word frontin’.

Jhonny Peralta – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and the Superfluous H is hitting near-.300 in the last week with a homer.  Somewhere, Khalil Greene is smiling.  I imagine Khalil’s in some kind of odd situation like when Max Tanner was caught smoking crack.

Matt Adams – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Too bad he didn’t have the game-winning hit yesterday.  I was waiting with my pause button for the moment the Gatorade bucket was dumped on his head.  Wet t-shirt contest!  Or imagine his joy with a whipped cream pie in his face.  Tastes like shaving cream…Which is minty delicious!

Nate Schierholtz – Nationals signed him to a minor league contract.  He might come up when the Nats extend their roster to the Nates.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Probably need to get six more homers to even be on sleeper radars for next year.  You got some work to do, Willie Ramos!

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer.  Why you only call on LaRoche when his fantasy value is high?  Sorry, I’ve been listening to the Arctic Monkeys.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks and a no decision.  That’s such a snooze quality start.  We should have a glossary term for Quality Starts that are that boring.  Please suggest in the comments.

Tyler Clippard – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save to the lone applause of Rafael Soriano.  Yesterday’s blown save came after Matt Williams said Soriano “…is our closer…”  The dots there represent him also saying curse words with his hand over his mouth.  I’m hoping Drew Storen gets the next save opp, which prolly won’t happen until Soriano blows another one.

David Peralta – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .290, as he bats third, which actually makes sense…Well, if you only take into account the previous month.  Prior to 2013, Peralta was a terrible minor league pitcher.  Herbathrowdites don’t have a long track record of success once major league pitchers realize Finkle is Einhorn.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  The Gregorius D.I.D. dedicated that homer to all the fantasy baseballers that told him he’d never amount to nothin’.

Roenis Elias – 4 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Elias Sports Bureau said he doesn’t care what that crazy woman says, he’s not Roenis Elias’s baby daddy.

Dustin Ackley – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Seemed like his hot schmotato was fading into the ether, but ether’s so amorphous, unlike a hot schmotato which is concrete jibber-jabbering, so I guess Ackley’s still got his groove thang.

Andres Blanco – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  “Andres, D-R-E-S, I guess he can start, if it’s all right with you, I’ll rip this here Rollins apart.”  That was Sandberg during the pregame as he walked around the clubhouse with his Walkman.

Ben Revere – 2-for-5 and his 36th steal, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Too bad he can’t get into the Court of SAGNOF.  Not after his great-great grandfather betrayed the Brits.

Jerome Williams – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.19.  Wait, WHAT?!  Who are you, Jerome Williams?  A vision of the Lord Savior on a burnt piece of toast?  Oh, that’s his ERA on the Phils, he gave up 10 ER in 4 IP two starts ago.  Yeah, you are no holy Wonder Bread.

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks in 121 pitches.  By the time the Yankees buy him for $120 million in 2017, they’re just going to get Chris Sale and a dangling wet ramen noodle.

Nick Markakis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  First sign that either the Mayans are coming for us or it’s a slow baseball night, Markakis was trending on Twitter.  I love the Twitter spammers who just put everything that is trending in their tweet so when you search, it comes up.  Yesterday, my favorite spammer tweet was “Shake it off, Johnny Football, Nick Markakis is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that Ferguson, Missouri needs.”

Bud Norris – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I wonder if he goes up to ladies in a bar and says, “This specific Bud is for you.”

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Still would be shocked if he doesn’t have at least 17 homers this year, so he’s gotta get blazing hot in the next six weeks.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs but left with soreness in his knee.  He said he’ll be fine, just needs to light a votive candle and put it on his knee.

Erik Kratz – 2-for-2 and two homers.  Doesn’t Erik Kratz sound like a nosy neighbor from a 50’s sitcom?

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 3.17.  Look at your fantasy team’s ERA and look at Vargas’s.  Now look at him on your waivers.  Ah, I didn’t say Simon Says!

Josh Willingham – 3-for-5, 1 run after homering on Sunday.  The Other White Meat with a hot schmotato is a full meal for your fantasy team for a limited time only at Applebee’s.

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Now has four homers in the last week.  He also only has six hits total in that time, but if you need power, I’d grab Arcia.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Mookie Betts – 1-for-3, 1 run.  Jackie “I Can Walk Three Times In One Game!” Bradley Jr. was demoted and Betts was recalled to play center field.  Singing John Fogerty at karaoke paid off!  Betts absolutely dominated Triple-A, and he’s not a Quad-A player.  He’s 21 years old with plenty of time for him to develop into a 10 HRs, 30 SBs guy.  Whether that happens this year –> your guess = my guess.  I’d grab him in most leagues for speed if you need an upside gamble.

Brandon Workman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.26.  I was thinking Workman-like makes it sound like it’s Tool Time with Tim Taylor and then I started thinking, “Whatever happened to Tim Allen?”  Apparently, he’s been on a TV show for the last three years, and I had no idea.  Something called Last Man Standing, which I can imagine is also the audience.  As for Workman, yeah, he’s not very good.

Josh Hamilton – Missed his 2nd straight start.  Not clear if he’s got an injury, or if it’s been six weeks since his last injury, and he felt he was due.

C.J. Wilson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks.  I don’t know, 5 walks in just over five innings doesn’t seem 100% flake free.

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 1 ER.  Got the save yesterday because Huston Street was temporarily closed do to overwork.  Should be open again today.

Jake Arrieta – Cubs said they won’t shut down Arrieta early.  Let’s hope the Fat Man who hangs out with Jake doesn’t have a singing wife.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 28th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Luis Valbuena – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Only thing he’s good for is Val.

Matt Szczur – 0-for-3.  Anyone know if Marc Rzepczynski went into Witness Protection?

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Mess.  As I said in Friday’s Buy, I would’ve streamed Hendricks in this start.  The Stream-o-Nator is just above meh on his next start, and I’d only stream him there if I were desperate.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-3 and his 22nd homer.  Wet Tail!  Let’s go to frequent commenter, JeF With 1 F, for the explanation, “When my daughter was around three, she had a hamster that died of Wet Tail (yes, that is a sickness that hamsters die from; it’s an intestinal disease).  Ever since then when I’ve gotten that queasy feeling, like a bout of soupy poopie was coming on, I have referred to it as Wet Tail.  Duda = soupy poopie = Wet Tail!”  Four ladies and gentlemen, there ya have it.

Carlos Torres – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  With Arismendy Alcantara (0-for-4, 2 Ks) and Javier Baez (1-for-5, 2 RBIs, 2 Ks and his 5th homer in 14 games) at the top of the lineup, the Cubs are the new Astros.  Throw them pitches in the dirt and pitch around the midget.  Okay, not the midget part as much.

Jenrry Mejia – 1 IP, 2 ER.  He has a hernia and you bring him in a non-save situation?  Talk about busting his balls.

David Wright – 0-for-4 as he played with a sore shoulder.  Well, his stat line kinda gave that away.  He should, er, rest his shoulder until February, but he’s not going to do that.  He’s too eager-to-please, gung ho, Mr. Mom.

Bartolo Colon – Left the club to be with his ill mother.  No word if Pujols will also miss time.  You know, because the Colon and the Pujols are related.

From Around The Web

  1. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league, would you drop either Avisail Garcia or Ozuna for either Kennys Vargas or Betts?

  2. costaricanchata says:
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    to me , workman’s d-e-a-d ,
    and “that’s pure gold , jerry” …. (i’llseeya) .

  3. Philbo Baggins says:
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    Avisail Garcia or Arismendy Alcantara ROS?

  4. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    so ,
    you couldn’t hold back any longer .
    you finally relented and gave one-f his official shout-out .

    as , kiwi steve has been known to say —> F F S !
    (pretty sure that steveNZ wouldn’t mind if you bestowed him those extra “F ‘s” .
    especially now , since he appears to be in competition with prezz
    and is keeping his “eyes” out , looking for him … like a cyclops with a kaleidoscope ) .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @SteveNZ: Which league is this? I thought you were winning all your leagues – H2H, FCL, oh the ORCL?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: 14 team keeper. Terrible start but coming right now. Original Recipe and Hippo keeper have been disasters.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not as bad as Baker in Original Recipe according to JFOH’s post

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: That’s our old friend Freak. He’s too busy pointing a tv camera at Indy sports teams these days.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Damn, that’s Freak… There’s an acronym prolly to show my embarrassment for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: I couldn’t, you’re right… It could stay underRazz just so long…

  5. jo jo!!! says:
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    fiers over hendricks? fiers!

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @jo jo!!!: Fiers!

  6. Sharlie Cheen says:
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    Colon and Pujols…Lolz

  7. Aaron says:
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    BRUCE!!! (Brooooooooooossss)

    …is what Bryan Price screams every time Jay so beautifully emulates the defensive prowess of his outfielder forefathers Manny Ramirez and Adam Dunn.

    Dropped Headley, added your 2015 sleeper 2B from the O’s in my power hungry points league. Bad move? Hard to say… My MI/3B is a freaking mess with Wong, Gyorko, Baez, the recently curbed Bogaerts, Headley, and soon to be curbed Aybar (waiting to see if Schmotato Mercer is dead or alive)…glad i only have to pick three names out of the hat daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: Ha… Nah, not bad

  8. jordan73 says:
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    Been platooning Duda and Carter while Goldy’s been out, and just grabbed Cuddyer yesterday. Would you drop any of the three for Vargas?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @jordan73: I would wait till after the week if u can to see if duda keeps sucking and cuddyer stays hot…and to see if Vargas continues to stay hot

  9. Tarman Got Him says:
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    4 questions

    1) Chris Davis has been dropped na so had the 4 claim and am dropping a streamer for him, you like the rest of the way.

    2) I own Rodon, Chapman, Melancon Street and Mejia, drop Mejia for Jesse Hahn?

    3) Rios cleared waivers, pick him up for any of these: Aramis or Ventura?

    4) pick up DeGrom?

    • Tarman Got Him says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I have the number 4 waiver claim – sorry for misspelling.

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Tarman Got Him: I dropped that dude over a month ago for a poptart

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: dont pick up hahn hes gonna get shutdown plus hes not pitching well right now

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Grey: I dropp Chad Qualls for DeGrom.

        I own K Trod, Rondon, Mejia, and Romo and Nesek although thy aren’t closers haha.

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  10. Kcc26 says:
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    Own neshek over mejia at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kcc26: In a shallow league, sure

  11. JP says:
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    My suggestion for a quality start that’s boring: “quality start”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Eh

  12. fartsponge says:
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    Quality Shart. Wait, that doesn’t make sense…

    Quality Fart…now with less cleanup!

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @fartsponge: Haha there’s something great about Quality Fart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fartsponge: Quality Fart — ha… Maybe Shart, I’ll run them by Rudy…

  13. de nachos says:
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    7 innings, 3 runs, 7 baserunners, no decision, *yawn, eyes roll back in head*. a Quaaludy Start.

    ah feels good to pop my glossery suggestion cherry.

    • de nachos says:
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      @de nachos: By the way, a “glossery” is where Rudy puts mediocre glossary suggestions that he just glosses over.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @de nachos: i like glossery for ‘i think we have better’. I like the term for not liking a term, oh the irony!

    • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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      @de nachos: I like this one.

    • Cram It says:
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      @de nachos: I like this too. *tips cap*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Ha, not bad… I’ll put it on the list that goes to Rudy for his okay…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: put it in the glossery

        • de nachos says:
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          @nick the dick: noooooo not the glossery!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  14. steve staub says:
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    ROS best option:

    Betts
    Walker
    Wong

    Pick one

  15. bossmanjunior says:
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    Remember when we collectively thought it was a good idea to start Werth over Marte yesterday? Ahh good times…

  16. bossmanjunior says:
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    Is Quality Fart too obvious?

    What about Handy J or Married Sex…both are good but kinda ehhh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Someone above suggested Quality Fart… Married Sex isn’t bad, I mean as a glossary term suggestion…

  17. Brisk911 says:
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    Rank these for rest of season

    Duda, Torri Hunter, Wil Myers, Beltran, Napoli

  18. Bye Felicia says:
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    If your playing in a league with me pick up anyone I drop immediately. Dropped Bruce 3 days ago, 2 hr 8 rbi since. That’s usually how my luck goes….

  19. JeF With 1 F says:
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    WET TAIL!!! I woke up this morning and there were people waiting outside my door with hamsters on their T-Shirts waiting for a photo and an autograph and i had no idea why. PETA has contacted me and they are not happy about me making lite of this serious disease ravaging the small body’s of hampsters everywhere. To the fans and the haters of WET TAIL i couldnt have done this without you and i except this shout out from Grey on behalf of all of you. God Bless and good night.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:* and that would be hamsters not hampsters, before the spelling police arrive

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: JeF!!!!! Kudos, man! Btw, hampsters really DO exist – in the Hamptons!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Ante GALIC: you are correct..forgot about those little bastards

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: police are here!!!! They’re asking why you ‘except’ the shoutout instead of accepting it. And the poor poor bodIES of those hamsters. You’ve got some ‘splainin to do.

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Keeping with the theme of the tail…Quality Shart

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I see this was posted already…so ill switch it up
      BLAHlity Start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Eh, I think we have better than Blahity

  21. Ryan says:
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    10 team 5×5 Roto, keep 6 at +$5

    Just got offered Polanco ($5 to keep), Jake McGee ($5), and Sonny Gray ($14, probably wouldn’t keep) for Dee Gordon ($5), Chapman ($15), and Kenley Jansen ($13).

    I’m leaning towards taking it… I’m pretty much out of it this year. Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: I’d take Polanco

  22. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Oh who cares im famous now bitches

    • Shawn of The Livid says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I gotcha today JeF:

      FACT OF THE DAY:
      In order to preserve the states natural beauty, billboards are completely banned in the state of Vermont, and have been for over 45 years.

      • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Shawn of The Livid: wow didn’t know that, pretty intresting

      • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Shawn of The Livid: wow didn’t know that, pretty intresting

      • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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        I ain’t gonna front, I still say frontin’ Grey. Great read brotha

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Shawn of The Livid: thanks man..been a busy morning with all of this publicity

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        A fellow redditor I see. What up, man?

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Phil!!! My man! What’s up? Bailey dished me up a nice bowl of nauseous stew! Lost all three matchups and am a k*nt hair away from falling out of the playoffs in one league that I was leading with Tanaka, Tulo, etc. etc. Still generate enough points after their departure. Maybe this week.. Take care, man!

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            I’m good, man! Just rolling along trying to stay out of trouble. Hang on to that playoff spot! Whatever you have to do. THERE CAN BE NO MISSTEPS

    • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: C’mon JeF u can’t flake on us for the 15 seconds of fame!! Don’t DO IT!!!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @I B Teheran It Up!: Your right..thanks for grounding me.
        FACT OF THE DAY:
        Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons

        • nick the dick says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: FACT, you are is ‘you’re’….ok now im just being a dick, funk the police!!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: hmm are you sure thats a fact

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not entirely…No Google

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: ill help you…..Fact: If you put together all the foreskins that have ever been cut it would reach Mars and back.

  23. Jay says:
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    How bout Quali-zzzz Start?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Jay: No! That’s what they call it in France!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: I think we have better

  24. Interested in grabbing Neshek and need to activate Pineda. Yesterday you said to drop Gio but I have resisted thus far. Solid three year relationship & never good at breakups. Which two from Stroman, Minor and Gio would you recommend releasing for the hopeful Cardinal closer and returning Yankee? Thank you kindly!

    • The Thumb says:
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      @zombie: Gio and minor. Not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Agree with Thumb

  25. I B Teheran It Up! says:
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    I ain’t gonna front, I still say frontin’ Grey. Great read brotha

  26. Paul says:
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    Bench freeman (big negative tron v Liriano) to play Baez today? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: I wouldn’t

  27. Five-On-One says:
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    1) With Brock Holt now MI eligible, I need to sit one of the following three guys: Holt, Betts and Wong. Guessing Betts for now, but want to hang on to him on the Bench.

    2) Also, with Wil Myers coming back, I need to sit one of Myers, Reddick, Headley. I think Reddick draws the short straw for now. Does the guy who sits in question 1 start in front of any of the guys in question 2 (utility spot being used)?

    3) Broxton worth a grab with Chapman complaining of an achy sholder? If so, drop Wada, Niese or McCarthy?

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Betts 2. Myers…Betts over Headley 3. Yes, Niese

  28. Tyler Marty says:
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    A Flat Quality Start or FQART where the q is silent.

  29. AJA says:
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    Blahlity start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJA: Someone above suggested

  30. paul says:
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    Blah-lity Start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paul: Someone above suggested

  31. luv da rookies says:
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    baez 10 yelich 13 who will be more valuable in a very deep 5×5 high inflation NL only next year?

    is it close??

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @luv da rookies: Baez..with his power at his position its not close IMO

  32. atl, son says:
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    own Mejia, Familia, Broxton….Neshek is just sitting there on waivers. Drop Mejia for Neshek? That leaves me with three “not officially the closer” guys. Ughhh.

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @atl, son:

      I am pretty sure the guys will say to scoop up Neshek immediately, both because he is locked in and because Rosenthal’s job looks even shakier than the injured (one presumably, one certainly) closers in NYN and CIN. Don’t take my word for it, though.

      In my league, Neshek is long goneskis, so my question would be about who is the better speculative stash between Familia and Broxton. I have a different idea about it every hour or so….

      • atl, son says:
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        @SportiveTricks:
        Another question might be, “how many relief pitchers can I possibly stash for a few days?”
        Thanks, gonna fit Neshek in somehow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @atl, son: Neshek over Mejia is fine in shallow leagues

      • atl, son says:
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        @Grey: done and done . thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Symptom of the Universe says:
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    meh QS=Guthrie Special or Where da Ks At?

  34. The Strolg says:
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    It’s a Lindsay Wagner. Nice measurements, kinda hot, but about as boring as waiting for your number to be called at the DMV.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Strolg: Ha, that’s not bad, I’ll add it to the list

      • Ralph says:
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        @Grey: won’t that make Cougs jealous?

        I’m stashing Broxton. should I drop him for Familia or Neshek? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She can’t contain my beastly ways anyhow…. Yeah, grab Neshek…

  35. booya says:
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    BPhil or Bogaerts ROS?

  36. TheShelbySensation says:
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    Will Travis Snider’s playing time take a hit now that Cutch is due back today?

    • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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      @TheShelbySensation: I’m thinking Polanco is the one who may lose at bats at first since he’s been in a .224/.285/.355 tailspin since June 1 (180 plate appearances). Over the same period Snider has slashed .315/,366/.540 (134 plate appearances). Logic says Hurdle will stick with Snider until/unless he cools down. But, who knows what is in Hurdle’s “gut”.

    • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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      @TheShelbySensation: Well I got it right for at least the first game. With Cutch back in the lineup today Hurdle sat Polanco and put Snider in the 2 hole in front of him. A hot bat with good pitches to hit. I’m likin’ it!

  37. JeF With 1 F says:
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    NyQuility Start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: That’s really good… You’re in the lead… You’re on some kind of dream roll today…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im pinching myself right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not you!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Damn it

    • PK says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Bah! That’s what I was going to suggest. +1 for the guy with -1 letter.

  38. gg says:
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    Donaldson $17 and Werth $16 for Pujols $22 and Arenado $5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gg: Arenado, it’s fair

  39. Kennys G says:
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    Quality Shart?

  40. JP says:
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    NyQuility Start

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JP: your 25 minutes to late on that

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: wow double grammar mistake! You make my job too easy JeF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Mentioned above

  41. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks or your article everyday.

    With Myers coming soon, here is my OF/UTIL list, pick one to drop (or trade)

    Myers
    Bruce
    Pence
    J Upton
    Liriano
    Singleton
    Vargas

    Thanks,

    • Wilson says:
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      And pick two more for usual bench bat, thanks.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, and two more bench bats suggestion?

        Myers
        Bruce
        Pence
        J Upton
        Singleton
        Vargas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers, Singleton

  42. Steve D. says:
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    Willingham or Wil Myers ROS?

  43. Lil'Saucy says:
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    Rymer Liriano or Mookie Bets – need speed and avg more than power

    Thanks!!

  44. William says:
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    A snoozer of a quality start is, of course, a “Snart”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William: I think we have better

  45. Clint says:
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    Which Catcher would you drop in a 12 team roto league to pick up Neshek? McCann, D’Arnaud, or Molina?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: McCann..but why carry three catchers

      • Clint says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:

        Molina was dropped by someone and then my McCann went on the DL so I picked up D’Arnaud & Molina. I’m maxing out all my bats played like the Rudy man says to and the only position I’m predicted to be way behind at is catcher so I wanted 2 to rotate in/out daily the last month or so.

  46. Phil of the Future says:
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    Grey, so right about Ervin yesterday. After the six run first, he switched to a practice jersey and brought out the protective batting practice net and put it in front of the mound. He started throwing 85 mph right over the plate and kept looking at his watch unti Fredi came and got him in the sixth. I’ll take the W, though!

    As for a boring QS, i got nothin’. But i can tell you I think the two best so far are definitely Qualudey Start and NyQuility Start.

    And lastly, come on Jay Bruce you sonovabitch go on a run! We need ya.

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Ha, yup…. I like NyQuility Start too, freakin’ One F’s on a run…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Yeah, I’m jealous!

        He must have changed breakfast cereals or something…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trix, indeed

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Fruity Pebbles…best cereal ever made

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: An excellent choice. For me though it’s Cooooooookie Crisp. Loved that whole thing with the commercials with the burglar and the dog and all that. Not sure if it’s just me. Made me wanna go on a crime spree raiding people’s pantries and taking all their goodies. Might be why I’m currently on a work release program now that I think about it….

            • PK says:
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              @Phil of the Future: I still remember those Cookie Crisp commercials. The cereal was the best when Ralston still made it back in the 90’s. Now General Mills produces it. Just not the same!

              • Chicken Dinner says:
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                @PK: Yeah, they used to use real sugar.

  47. Andrew D says:
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    how about “under the Wandy line” start? Don’t think that’s been used before

  48. Rumpelstiltskin says:
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    Boring Quality Start…

    …a Quality Short …you get the QS but it just leaves you asking for more

    • Rumpelstiltskin says:
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      @Rumpelstiltskin: …and it’s a little short on quality.

      You could also use this for 5 2/3 inning, 3 ER start….in both cases you are missing out on something…it’s like eating oatmeal…no matter how well it’s cooked, it’s still boring and there is no bacon.

  49. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    from what i see from bbref David Peralta hasnt really pitched since 2007, and his minor league batting numbers are actually quite good for what its worth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg: I saw a huge gap between 2007 and 2013 on his hitting numbers and assumed that was all pitching, you could be right… His numbers are okay, wouldn’t go to quite good

  50. Buck Merdock says:
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    Mejia looks done. I have Maness in my miners…(sounds like I’m coming on to you, but i’m not!), do I drop Mejia and bring up Maness? Or do i stick with my tandem of Familia and Mejia?

  51. SportiveTricks says:
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    Grey,

    The QS that is effective but ugly is a “Granny Start.”

    Love yas,
    -ST

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        How about “tranny porn”? No reason, jut because.

        Or if you need a reason it can be because it gets the job don’t, but you don’t really want to go tell anyone else about it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I think we have better…

          • Sportive Tricks says:
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            @Grey:

            Can we just find something to put that in the glossary for, then?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Like Alfred E Neuman, I’m all ears

  52. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Morning!

    H2H 12 team mix
    Would you drop Austin Jackson for Carl Crawford? My OF are Stanton, Holliday and Jackson with UTL Freeman.

    Also, would you drop Andrus and add Johnny Peralta for SS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Hold and hold

  53. Duke says:
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    Waiting for the h2h playoffs to start in two weeks (10-team OBP), who would you lose out of Wright or Baez at this pt to have no bench hitters for the final weeks?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Duke: im barely hanging on to Baez myself..after last week I was about to drop him yesterday for Peralta then he goes and smacks a homer so im gonna wait it out and see what he does the rest of the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: I’d wait another week if your playoffs don’t start until then

  54. The Guillentine says:
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    I need to start streaming pitchers – Who would you drop in order to stream? The trade deadline has passed.

    Corey Dickerson (huge man crash)
    Marlyn Byrd
    Denard Span
    Pablo Sandoval (hittertronning with Nolan)
    Nolan Arenado (hittertronning with Panda)
    Justin Morneau
    Wil Myers

    Thanks and as always, it was a real pleasure reading your daily morning awesomeness.

  55. Tony Mags says:
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    Starts Shields today in Coors? Risky, but he is going against Matzek…

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Tony Mags: Same question and dilemma. I normally never start guys at Coors. But this year there’s been a ton of games where Tulo and Cargo weren’t playing. Yet every guy I’ve started at Coors this year “because Tulo and Cargo aren’t playing” has still gotten killed. It remains just stupid how different that team is at home as on the road.

      I’m throwing Shields, damnit!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: Because the rest of the line up is pretty darn good too.

  56. Seabass says:
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    Einhorn is a man?

  57. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey et al!

    What’s up? Been a bit busy with work. I agree Nyquillity Start is the best so far.

    Someone dropped Jayson Werth in my 10-team H2H league. I dropped the Red Dick to pick him up off waivers. Am I insane?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Hey, man, how ya doing? Not crazy on Reddick

  58. Buzz says:
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    ROS jay Bruce or Matt Holliday? If Bruce, drop Holliday to aquire Bruce?

    Or I could drop either kole Calhoun or cuddyer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Buzz: Bruce… Sure, lose Holliday

  59. Chicken Dinner says:
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    A not so quality start leaves you unSTATisfied.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Not bad for something, but I think we have better for this one

  60. ryanoger says:
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    Drop J Harrison to add Heyward (recently dropped), Yelich, Werth (recently dropped), or hold?

    thanks
    ryan

  61. Charles says:
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    12 Team points league and catching the third place team! Should I start Weaver (SON -$2.5) at Boston today??? Thanks Mike, Grey!

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles:

      One more question for the day. Start or sit?

      Quintana (SON $10.1) vs Oriels Tillman
      Archer (SON $7.7) vs Tigers Scherzer

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Charles: Sit Weaver, start Quintana, sit Archer

  62. I have Matt Adams at 1B. Recently dropped Cargo for Chris Carter. Should I drop Adams, move Carter to 1B, then pick-up one from; Jay Bruce, Kole Calhoun, or Yelich? Cuddyer available as well & can play 1B too. I am thinking I should drop Adams for Bruce. Thanks!

  63. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    So when us regular folks were doing the ice challenge we were using big ass ice chests full of ice and water but now the celebs are doing this ice bucket challenge and are using motel/hotel ice buckets lol hardly a challenge and u should see their overreactions, for instance opera who has a real big mop and was fully dressed with long sleeves and pants and she acted like she was gonna die lmao and it was literally no bullshit a few cups of water smh

        • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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          @Cram It: cram it

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: This ice challenge thing is a perfect example of how our society is controlled by mass media. and only do what everyone else does.

        • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: this is true

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Yep.

  64. papasmurf says:
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    I might be the only one, but I picked up Kratz for the COL series LOL!
    (0% ownership in Yahoo)

    With my luck though, Sally might be right back in there today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Ha, you had him yesterday?

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: No. That would have been the ultimate anti-smurf move. :)

        With my luck he probably goes 0 for 4 vs. a lefty today while his team scores 9.

        Last night my catcher spot finally got its first hit in more than a week so maybe my luck IS turning around LOL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, I thought for a moment you shook the jinx…. 1-for-the-season at catcher isn’t bad!

          • papasmurf says:
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            @Grey: Well Sally’s back in there.

            Back to Norris for me then…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Watch Kratz get in and pinch hit homer

  65. Dannny says:
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    With Blackmon *struggling*… for ROS, drop him for: Stubbs, Willingham, Arcia or Garcia?

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: For a long time I thought Arcia and Garcia were the same guy. LOL I know one guy’s name is Avisail but I couldn’t tell ya if he’s Avisail Arcia or Garcia.

        I still sometimes confuse Kyle Hendricks, Kyle Kendrick, and Liam Hendriks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, totally!

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

    You ever have a dollar bill sittin’ in your pocket?,
    Pull it out and take a deeper look at this object,
    Think of all it’s seen, from the jeans of crack fiends,
    To doctors Docker pants, stop to glance, see what I mean?,
    Same dollar bill that’s stuffed in a stripper’s thong,
    Could be the same dollar bill that’s out shoppin’ with your mom,
    Same dollar bill buyin’ drugs for junkies,
    Is the same dollar bill for your kid’s lunch money,
    Think about it, a dollar bill slips through stores,
    Everybody’s touched one, whether rich or poor,
    You probably got a dollar in your birthday card before,
    But days before, it coulda been used to pay for whores,
    Still can’t see it? Let me set you straight,
    The dollar grandmothers place on collection plates,
    Politicians roll for blow on Election Day,
    Hold to their nose until 5-0’s investigate,
    It’s underneath pillows when kids lose their teeth,
    The reason why crews’ll beef and lose their teeth,
    It fuels deceit, breathe it in deep, the dollar’s oxygen,
    Imagine seein’ life through the eyes of George Washington

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nick the dick: coulda should be could’ve

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: couldn’t’ve said it better F

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @nick the dick: i couldn’t resist

          • nick the dick says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: and i couldn’t figure out how to write ‘could not have’ in contractual form without using two apostrophes.

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @nick the dick: Ha yea i wouldn’t have touched that one

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @nick the dick: just use 2. couldn’t’ve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: Not sure who this is, but I like the Dockers line

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: bet you cant wait until all those 1/100th of a pennies add up to a nice cocaine cum covered herpes whore dollar!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want more whore dollars!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Ha! We all do….that was Apathy by the way, hes always coming up with a cool premise for a song

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Apathy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You got me on that one…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: ya i know. Underground guy but been out for quite a while. Suuuch good shizz, definitely right up your alley. I might be a tiny bit biased cuz hes a connecticut guy and actually lives right down the street from me but his group Demigodz is the truth. Celph Titled is another guy in it who u would like. I suggested some Apathy albums yesterday. Def should give it a whirl G. You ever figure out the other Chino disc?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice, I’ll have to check him out…. Where in Conn are you? Celph Titled was one of the guys I downloaded…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Born and raised in the home of King Sagnof himself, New London. Celph Titleds album is cool cuz all the beats are Buckwild beats from the mid 90’s that were unused. Celph is the wacky one but hes awesome and Apathy is the classic sick lyricist.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice re: New London… Not familiar with it, but if it’s the birthplace of SAGNOF, it can’t be bad… Got Chino’s 1st disc from the two disc set! Yeah, liking Celph a lot…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, and nah, haven’t figured out the 1st disc from Chino…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: still cant figure it out, still cant figure it out…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ya New London is okay, quaint little boating town with alot of history. Its all I know!! And good shizz on getting those albums, enjoy!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You didn’t strike me as quaint boating town guy… A maybe I’m A Boat! type of guy…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ya theres always another side to every town, plenty of hoods to go around too, but we’re talking a 6 square mile small town. But ya growing up next to the beaches and on the water aint too shabby!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Of course there’s hoods…It’s cold by the water!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: haha. Ray Bans, boat shoes, J Crew, i’m back in New England. Seersucker, seafood, attitude, i’m back in New England. B&B’s, yacht clubs, hot tubs, i’m back in New England. Cape Cod, Block Island, Nantucket, i’m back in New England.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Seersucker Seafood Attitude is the name of your album!

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @nick the dick: Seersucker seafood attitude…that would be a great album name

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: HA it is now!!!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: you let me know when the Razzball Tour bus wants to come visit for a little history lesson in SAGNOF

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That would be amazing!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @nick the dick: Mind=Blown. I’ll never look at a dollar again without wondering how many strippers it’s been in. I need to lie down.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Phil of the Future: i suggest direct deposit and a debit card

  67. jaw says:
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    drop josh reddick for any of rios, dayan, john jay, oswaldo, willingham, bj upton? 12 team 5×5 h2h

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @jaw: I’d drop Reddick for a ten day old salad and a Snickers bar made of horse shit. Rather have any of those guys than Josh Reddick.

      Excepting BJ Upton. He’s almost unspeakably awful.

      I’d rather bang Lindsey Lohan at 73 years old than have BJ Upton on my fantasy team today.

      Yeah – 73!

      BJ Upton is THAT much of a hot mess that Lindsey’s 73 year old train tunnel will still be preferable to having Upton on your fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Arcia

  68. Game of Throws says:
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    Thesaurus suggestions:

    Blah Buster
    Tolerable Start
    Dull Decision

  69. Al says:
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    Need to drop either Ryan Zimmerman(please please let me) or AJ Pollock. The word on Zimmerman is he might come back for the last week or two of September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al: Zimm

  70. The Thumb says:
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    Drop one of Andrus, Alcides, Santana for Hardy?

  71. 9 team roto, would you drop either Avisail Garcia or Ozuna for either Kennys Vargas or Betts? Thanks for any answer.

  72. Aero says:
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    My regularly scheduled streamer is not liked very much this week (Ross @LAN $$6.3). Been busy this week and I’m out of touch on whose hot and cold, so give me some help Razzball. I need 4 this week in my H2H matchup. Need both W and QS. It’s a win or go home week.

    Fiers vTor ($11.2)
    Quintana at home vBal ($10.1)
    Odorizzi vDet($10.7)
    McCarthy vHou($12.8)
    Carrasco vHou ($15.9)
    Fiers vPit ($15.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: Fiers vs Pitt, Quintana, Odorizzi, McCarthy

  73. JustanUncle says:
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    Is this too much of an offer? 12 man 7×7 6 keeper team

    Give:
    Abreu, Polanco, Gray and a 10th rounder

    Get:
    Stanton, Paxton, C.Santana, Britton, and Robertson

  74. Corleone says:
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    A boring quality start could be a “knee socks” start. Nice, a little sexy, but not that hot. You made me think of Arctic Monkey’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corleone: Ha, I think we have better

  75. The Great Knoche says:
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    Is the Stream-o-nator ever going to get over its Danny Salazar hard-on? Was looking at some options for the weekend, and Ive been burned by this guy a bunch this year, yet there he sits as option #1 for Saturday. What’s your thoughts?

  76. lerryjee says:
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    Is it time to drop Segura for Betts?

    H2H 12 team OBP and QS league. 3 keepers per year. Segura hasn’t played for a couple weeks except on short schedule days.

  77. Knyock Knyock Knyock, Hey Mo!!! says:
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    What’s up with puig. No steals or hr anymore. He’s turned into Joe Mauer.

    Rios and Britton for puig? I need speed and saves.

  78. SoSayethI says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In kind of a pickle and can’t decide who to drop. I’m in a 14 team 6×6 (OPS +K/9) keeper (keep 6). I’m currently in 1st place with a solid lead 3 weeks before the playoffs start and with McCutch coming back I need drop someone. I can’t sacrifice possibly winning it all this year, but I don’t want to drop an easy keeper for someone (FA keepers cost a 21st round pick).

    Options are with keeper values
    Chris Carter (21st)
    Avisail Garcia (21st)
    Cuddyer (21st)
    Leonys martin (9th)
    Xander Bogaerts (19th)
    Vogelsong (streamer/who cares)

    Back to the wall I’m thinking I drop Vogelsong after his start today and wait until K carter cools off or cuddy gets hurt to grab another streamer. Alternatively I could just drop Martin or Bogey since they’ve been disappointments (I have Yelich anyways so I won’t keep leonys), although as a Sox fan giving up on Bogey hurts my heart.

    As always, much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

    • Cram It says:
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      @SoSayethI: Martin, Bogaerts or Vogelsong are not going to be the reason you win it all.

  79. Teddy Heater says:
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    I love that everyone is lost without Grey or Mike, but Kudos to everyone for making it an interesting morning! JeF, Congrats on the celebrity status, I don’t use twitter but can we get a #wettail trending & are the Wet Tail T-Shirts going to be packaged with the SAGNOF tees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wet Tail tees coming soon!

  80. Don Majkowski says:
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    How much does Joc play once he gets the call on 9/1? Where would you value him in terms of OF for the final month of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much value for this year, won’t play often without an injury

  81. Teddy Heater says:
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    I love that everyone is lost without Grey or Mike, but Kudos to everyone for making it an interesting morning! JeF, Congrats on the celebrity status, I don’t use twitter but can we get a #wettail trending & are the Wet Tail T-Shirts going to be packaged with the SAGNOF tees?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Teddy Heater: It’s the blind leading the blind out here.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Good question..ill let Grey handle the T-Shirt stuff…although i would like to put wet tail T-Shirts in a T-Shirt launcher to see if they explode when people catch them

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Merchandising!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wet Tail tees coming soon!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Followed by FIRE TAIL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that the jeans brand?

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: could be the Kole Calhoun Brand

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds country western

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: True…something will come up eventually

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gross! What?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Is Negorn going to lose playing time now That dude BP is back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly

  82. Fish & Friends says:
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    How about ZZZZZZZimmermann? One Z for every baserunner in a QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  83. Charles says:
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    Wet Start

    Quality Tail

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Charles: Ha Ha not sure it works but has a nice ring to it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  84. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 1 –

    (38) Baez @Home facing Vogelsong
    (52) LaRoche @Home facing C. Anderson
    (61) Moss @Home facing Gee
    (77) Polanco @Home facing Harang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  85. Big W says:
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    So I guess we’re benching Archer at home vs. Tigers, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big W: Don’t have to in all leagues

  86. Goldie Wilson says:
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    Does Matheny need to go on the DL because of post concussive-itis?? Why would he trot Rosenthal out there again last night??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he keeps doing it until Rosenthal is completely done

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Unless you own him, then it sucks

        • Goldie Wilson says:
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          @Grey: I do own Rosenthal and Matheny’s use of him has been questionable all year. Looks like I am going to the premier of 12 years a Neshek Fan.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha!

  87. SMLV1 says:
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    Shieds @Coors over/under ERA – 4.32 Whip – 1.80.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

  88. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey e1… Funny how todays read went big props for my opponents guy (Marte) Little love for my lil Cubbies then just punish me with a big write up on the guy i just dropped. Then hating on my Zimm. and Clippard. I was just reading how the Angels were heavily working in the batting cages with Hamilton then they sit him. But not on the bench but in a special chair that face the corner of the dug out. Makes me wonder if the g.m. read my rant on Hamilton yesterday. Zimmermann start was a Quality stiff. A quality start missing all the good shizz. Just 1 last thing i hope never to see soupy poopy in anymore write ups lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I think we have better on the term…

  89. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Do you agree with SON’s low rating of Ventura’s start @ Tex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  90. onevisionaire says:
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    Blah-lity Starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  91. nick the dick says:
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    Andrus sucks. Hes my only bench bat in my 10 team and i only ever start him if i neeeeed a steal, which most of the time he wont get me anyways. Is he droppable for an extra arm? Decent options on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  92. MooseOutFront says:
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    Choose One: Myers, Arcia, A. Garcia, or Willingham? Just need all around production that doesn’t kill my AVG.

    Appreciate your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I forgot to include all the Kennys Vargas in there. They would be my drop to pick up Garcia.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kind of a push

          • MooseOutFront says:
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            @Grey: Thank you again. I’m feelin what you’re throwing down.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  93. Allan says:
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    Hey Grey, Archer or Liriano today? I was leaning Liriano but weather concerns have me second guessing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know Liriano’s matchup…

      • Allan says:
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        @Grey: at home against the braves

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Liriano

          • Allan says:
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            @Grey: Gracias El Capitan

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  94. 740 says:
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    wus goody Grey! u like Kennedy today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s his matchup?

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        Vs LAD at LA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t start him, but he’s prolly pretty safe if you need it…

          • 740 says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  95. AKSNOW says:
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    Who to start tomorrow, Marte or Bruce? Both are close on Tron and both are hitting well currently. Marte v. A. Wood and Bruce v. Lynn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bruce

  96. will says:
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    probably too late and i see some other ones that are probably better but Banality Start came to mind

    it forces you to pronounce banal in the most pretentious way which of course makes it better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not bad, I do like NYQuility Start better though

  97. J-FOH says:
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    All this talk about a man and his leaky hamster makes me uncomfortable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How did your tests go? Everything okay?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: good for now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good news!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @J-FOH: Ha

  98. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    has shortened his name to toe knee because tony armas never played football or hockey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  99. Toe Knee says:
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    Is Gattis droppable for Duda,Snider,Hardy basically a bat that plays on short days and not subject to Fredi the F**k’s line ups or just stream bats or more arms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  100. Kevin says:
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    Drop Wright for Duda for the stretch and playoffs? I’ve got the best avg. in my league but am in the bottom half for HRs and Slugging.

    Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it…

      • Kevin says:
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        @Grey: Forgot to mention, I’m 2 on the waiver list so I’d be burning any shot of picking up anything worthwhile on the last weekend before the playoffs start. Still worth the pickup? He seems to be hitting an average of a couple jacks a week…

        Also, Gattis or Duda for the playoffs if I need to cut 1 for a SP in a week?

        Thanks again.

        -Kevin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d use the waiver wire pickup… Duda

  101. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    Both Trumbo and Myers are available. Related positions are:

    1b: Davis, Vargas
    OF: Trout, Stanton, Calhoun, Dickerson, Span

    Also have Wong for Util and for option when Kinsler isn’t playing.

    Would you hold, add 1 or add-eral? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Myers over Wong

  102. Flunkie says:
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    ROS in a points league…

    Vargas, Liriano, Avisail, Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas

      • John says:
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        @Grey: How about vargas, ventura or degrom in h2h format?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ventura

  103. Jonas says:
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    Going off recent recommendations, I am looking at:

    Kenny Vargas
    Avisail Garcia
    Mookie Betts

    Should I add Mookie and drop either Avisail or Vargas?

    I am also holding onto Eovaldi to see if he turns it around. Worth holding him or speculating on Maness for needed saves?

    • Jonas says:
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      @Jonas: Ah…I see one of my question sort of relates to the one directly above…

      Speculate on Betts over Avisail right?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If you need strictly steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Eovaldi probably, but for Maness isn’t great unless you’re desperate like I am… I’d hold on the hitters

      • Jonas says:
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        @Grey: Grazi!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Michael says:
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    Who should I drop?
    Lohse, E. Santana or Fiers?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lohse

  105. Toe Knee says:
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    Josh Hamilton back in the line up after 2 mental health days. I wonder if that included C J Wilson gently lathering his scalp with Head and Shoulders Shampoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was that really what the Angels said, mental health days? Oy

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Grey: on his espn card

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @Toe Knee: Actually just read full version he asked out of sundays game saying he was just spinning his wheels yesterday did extensive cage work with Baylor sciosciopath says we want him swinging aggressively like he did in Texas. Funny how 30 mill a year does not get you what you want

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jesus

  106. Jonfin says:
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    11 team roto league with extra categories: OBP, XBH and H

    Got 30 moves left and have Arismendy at 2B and in need of power over speed

    Hold? or drop for Ackley, Phillips, Hill, Schoop? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  107. Flunkie says:
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    I truly am sorry for asking the above. It seems as if everyone is asking the same question lately. Maybe for future posts you need to have the answer to your #1 most predicted question from commenters. Hahaha

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @Flunkie: Actually we are all waiting patiently for the should i drop ______ for Yadier Molina questions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  108. Ryan says:
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    10 team roto 5×5, keep 6 at +$5

    Who do you prefer ROS and possibly as a keeper next year?
    Samardzjia ($9 to keep), Sonny Gray ($14), or Pineda $5)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  109. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I think i’m going to play lotto today…I’m feeling lucky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ve earned your F today

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      i thought you got lucky with one of the dual-ists , last night .
      changed your luck for the better !
      not that there’s anything wrong with that … (for you)

  110. costaricanchata says:
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    @ nick the dick :

    not to blow your BIG ships (and the fireworks) out of the water ,
    but Rajai is from Norwich … not New London .

    also , jesse hahn was born in Norwich , even though Lawrence Memorial is the better hospital .
    he did go to high school in New London , i believe .
    figured you didn’t want to claim/mention jesse , due to a run-in during recess
    over rap music or sumpin .

    in any event , you don’t get to claim the King of Sagnof …. instant replay won’t let
    anyone get away with that ‘neighborhood’ play anymore .

    cust .

    • nick the dick says:
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      @costaricanchata: he did live in New London and went to New London High (my high school), im sorry him maybe being born at Backus Hospital in Norwich (which im not sure of, I live 50 feet away from L&M) isnt good enough for you. Btw, Norwich is about 10-15 minutes from me

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @nick the dick:

        geez .
        didn’t intend to hit your touchy spot .
        just going by what the people of Norwich say .
        and yahoo , and cbs .
        doesn’t really mean 2 shits to me .
        however , fwiw , backus runs a poor 2nd to lawrence and memorial
        as far as quality health care is concerned .
        hopefully , you won’t discover that too soon .

        • nick the dick says:
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          @costaricanchata: not touchy. I mean you felt the need to bring it up im just telling you he lived here and went to my school, wasn’t sure about if he was born in norwich or what but hes is a new london guy. Either way all the towns around here are so small its a 10 minute drive to the next one. And yes, Backus pales in comparison to L&M. Both my parents have worked at L&M, my mom for my whole life. I wouldnt be caught dead at Backus.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @nick the dick:

            many have .
            p.s.
            worked at mohegan for 10-11 years .
            foxwoods , before that .

            • nick the dick says:
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              @costaricanchata: cool so youre familiar, I can dig it

    • nick the dick says:
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      @costaricanchata: And fuck it ill claim Jesse too

  111. J-FOH says:
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    I don’t know what you’re up to right now but Action Jackson is on TV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, have to remove my penis from you, Cougs, Action Jackson is on!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Carl Weathers and Vanity have been known to stop traffic and time

  112. gg says:
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    QualitySiesta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: whats in the lead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NYQuility Start

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: might want to lower case that y but thats a good one. I will come up with some terrible portmanteau’s you wont use

            Bichetter never made it but i use it every chance I get

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Bichetter is good… In the underRazz… Yeah, lowercase Y, typo on me…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I always write In Colorado the Coors Correction makes everyone Bichetter!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s Dante’s Inferno…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: keep flames away from Dante’s brows

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They’re flame-retardant

  113. tony says:
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    chisenhall or longo rest of season?

  114. gg says:
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    Cuddyer out of lineup tonight due to hamstring. I guess the 10 TB’s from the cycle wore him out. sheesh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was fast

  115. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    should i continue to hold kris bryant in a 12 teamer h2h even though cubbies say he wont be up? (2nd place)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you can lose him outside of keepers.

  116. J-FOH says:
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    These get better as you go down the list but I’m bored and feeling very uncreative today:

    If this was the movies your new term would be Sleeping with the Freinemy
    If it was a TV show it would be Bores Street Blues
    A bad Portmanteau would be QualityDoze
    A better one would be a Qualiturd
    A play on pharmaceuticals would be Lunestart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lunestart is pretty good… Ain’t beating NyQuility Start though…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Lunesta is not as popular a sleep aid than what NyQuil means to the masses. I know people who put that shit in baby bottles.

        Thanks for not hating my attempt at garbage, I like NyQuility too and you don’t even need to put start after it. “Roberto Hernandez put me in a state of NyQuility last night with his 6 innings and 3 ER”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, exactly… It’s good… Damn that One F guy…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I like when different guys get in there, I counted and I have written 58 posts for Razzball and have done and will do more video for the site. I’m ok with my contributions and not being the glossary. I’m the big winner!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You sounds so well adjusted, and I feel like Bonnie Hunt in a romcom cheering you on…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I always thought of myself as the last american virgin guy

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Just Once can you figure out what you’ve been doing wrong?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: swinging out of my league?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: I’ve been shot down many times before this one ha ha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

            • J-FOH says:
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              @jef with 1 f: not surprised with all the gerbil talk you do

              • Toe Knee says:
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                @J-FOH: part deuce is full

  117. Manny Aybar says:
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    Drop Smyly or Gio for Hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  118. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    if we already own mejia and familia it’s a hold over dropping familia to pick up romo (holds league)?
    2.drop lind or d.peralta to activate mccutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Familia… Lind

  119. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    negron now out of a job. 20 team league. which of these at SS. OPS and SLUGG and total bases no average.. also BB.
    cozart/pennington/marwin/taylor/kawasaki/sogard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  120. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m way late on this, but did you guys get Broadchurch in the US?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s on our list for the next show we watch… You watch Rake yet? So good…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: No on Rake, but Broadchurch is AWESOME. Really gripping stuff. You might need subtitles though…

        And in other Steve-is-so-far-behind news, I’m just about at the end of Oscar Wao – lost the thread of what’s going on a little with all that time travel, but still a great read.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, Oscar Wao is phenomenal… Such a great book… Watch Rake, great light tone, that’s also affecting… Broadchurch it is next, my friend is in Stella, so little bias, but also solid…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been meaning to watch Rake but haven’t yet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like I said to Steve, it’s great… Watch Aussie one though…

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: will do

  121. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    another instance of managers taking months to do what fantasy owners knew at least 3 months ago. demote ubaldo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. Nightpandas says:
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    To build on an already famous Grey line…..

    A meh steh…(New Englandese translation: poor quality start)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Not bad at all, but I think NyQuility’s still in the lead

  123. J-FOH says:
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    FFS Loney! I need Max bueno!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey FFS is Steve’s!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah, go for it.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: How about CSMF? Can that be mine?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that the group that sang 3 AM Eternal?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: nope thats for c**k sucker mother f***er

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… 2nd guess…

  124. Toe Knee says:
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    In other news seems Don Mattingly isn’t concerned about Greinke’s sore elbow.Don says it’s standard over a long season. Well Don is right about 1 thing sore elbows are a standard this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Is J-Up having a real nice season, or does it just feel that way because his production is more evenly spread?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s having a real nice season…

  126. jef with 1 f says:
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    On a rebuilding dynasty team was offered soler, Gallo, gyrko and Apple for puig and Lynn..si or no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d want Puig

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: yea I’m not really feeling it either..thanks

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @jef with 1 f: I’m trying to get him to take Marte instead of puig..I could use more power on this team

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That would work

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  127. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    He’s been so bad, I have to ask…..

    Brandon Phillips or Alcantara the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips if he shows signs

  128. SteveNZ says:
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    Up against Rizzo this week. Not so much fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All year against him hasn’t been a ton of fun

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Grey: @SteveNZ: I have him on two teams but they are rebuilding dynasty teams that are out of it…so it’s like a useless season for me from him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s like my keeper with Giancarlo…

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Grey: it’s like pissing in the wind

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  129. Morning Grey, 1:30 in the am, Irish time…Just wanted to say hey and good bye to the following:

    Trevor effin Bauer & Fransico effin Liriano are no longer on my Christmas card list.
    In Liriano’s case, he is no longer on my team, punted him for Mookie B……GOOD MOVE?

    You from jersey?

  130. Bob says:
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    6×6 with QS

    With Hahn sent down, I need a starter for this week at the very least, figure to stream unless one of these is worth holding onto for 3 weeks.

    Who are your top 3 from this group?

    James Paxton
    Matt Shoemaker
    Kevin Gausman
    Tim Lincecum
    Jeremy Hellickson
    Tsuyoshi Wada
    Jason Vargas
    Danny Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton, Vargas, Shoemaker, no reason not to hold Paxton

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Also, any of those names besides Paxton over Liriano?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I gave you other names

  131. Jay says:
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    Dude does Rosario ever play two games in a row?
    I just had Hahn go NA. Is it worth it to roster a second catcher? Or just replace rosario?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Jay: Replace him with whoever is hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Replace Rosario

    • Hondo says:
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      @Jay: I was nervous streaming him during the DH the other day.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Hondo: I meant about streaming Rosario at UT in hopes of an actual start at Coors,not Hahn.

  132. SteveNZ says:
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    Uh oh. How is Fiers going to get out of this?

  133. jef with 1 f says:
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    I have Fiers and Tillman going on the same team tonight..well see who wins the battle..Fiers in the lead right now

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: actually dead even right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scary matchup

  134. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Started a two-start Chase Anderson in a couple of weekly formats. Should just stick to daily, eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I almost streamed him… Has been good for the past month…

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I know. You see a guy who’s putting up a solid K-rate with good ratios, but you know it might fall apart at any time when it’s not an overpowering swing-and-miss type of pitcher.

        Why does it always seem to happen after you take the plunge and decide to throw him into your lineup? Frustrating.

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Big Magoo: yup..bartolo is my guy..I always seem to stream him on his clunkers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya… Glad I avoided it, and I was so close to going with him too…

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: And speaking of falling apart… Ahran. Wow. Victoria too. She seemed to be gaining some steam in recent weeks. (I haven’t watched yesterday’s episode yet, so I’m going off of last week’s)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Ahran was a shame… I thought they might keep her around longer… She was never going to win though… That savory tiramasu she made looked awful, I don’t care if they praised it

              • costaricanchata says:
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                @Grey:

                been saying from day one …. leslie’s a plant .

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The Malibu house husband? Nah, I like him… Man after my own heart!

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: Ahran was the young prodigy of the competition. Leslie is the dude who has money and time at his disposal to experiment in the kitchen, though it looks like it might have done him some good. Willy is a mess. He’ll be one of the next to go.

                    I like Elizabeth. Always does a good job, and shines at times. Courtney reminds me of… Becky? Was that her name? The food photographer from seasons past? Think she gets sniped near the end…

                    • Grey

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                      Cutter, Willie and the girl that speaks like she’s scared to speak are next to go… Leslie will prolly be in that mix too… Yeah, Elizabeth is the new one to beat… Definitely…

                  • Big Magoo

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                    @Grey: Cutter’s definitely a weak link, despite his recent performances. Leslie’s a wild card. Tough to say where he’ll end up. Elizabeth is definitely near the top right now.

                    The chick with the weird voice kind of reminds me of this (and I’ll feel bad if it’s a health issue, but sound-wise pretty similar): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zWB4dLYChM

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was thinking more like Corky Thatcher, but something is definitely wrong with that young starling… Cutter’s hot garbage and his manly goof ways…

  135. jef with 1 f says:
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    Great Call on Kennys..he’s been solid…1 for1 tonight already with an RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s a rare slugger who doesn’t hit for a terrible average

  136. jef with 1 f says:
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    Tillman and Fiers Both 3 in…4 Ks 1 Run…not solving the debate lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in a bad way though

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Tillman through 5 with 7 Ks…Fiers through 4 with 5ks…can’t complain so far

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  137. Hondo says:
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    Mike Morse is my Thursday batty call vs Travis Wood at Wrigley w/ 10 MPH winds blowing out.Hopefully he can jack one into the windstream before they both get removed after 5 innings.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Hondo: Don’t count on the wind being what the forecast calls for. Morse kills lefties, though, so it’s hard to go wrong with that pick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice that you’re able to pick up a top 35 OF

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Impatient owner and this is a small friendly league of music and baseball geeks(we know each other from an internet radio site forum) that has traditionally been a 12 teamer,but this year we’ve gone to a competitive 8 teamer w/ a larger roster because inevitably,a few people have real life stuff intervene and have to tend to their families needs.
        We’ve identified them and kicked them to the curb.
        I’m going to make a second career out of working for Homeland Security and rooting out evil.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, gotcha

  138. SteveNZ says:
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    Hmmmm. Thought Aoki in Coors would be a good play. Perhaps not. At least my opponent has Ozuna on the bench I guess.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i’m playing a guy who has blackman and dickerson, at home all week. 2 off days though. i’ve never gotten to play this guy when they are on road. at least i have gordon and arenado also there for now (gordon not after wed)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: but also j.d and gattis i’m playing against too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seems to make sense on surface

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: That steal was a big help though (emoticon)

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Ah bullshit. Must have got overturned.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  139. jef with 1 f says:
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    Finally a Frazier Dong..been a while

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  140. Scott says:
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    Playoff start in 2 weeks. Morton will be back. So for playoffs… C.Anderson, Morton or Vargas?
    Are they all streamers or is one worth keeping full-time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  141. Wilsonian says:
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    So I NEED to win this week. Big time, preferably. I’m playing the guy in 4th who’s 2 games ahead of me for the last playoff spot. My pitching has been TERRIBLE today with Scherzer and Liriano going. Best streamer for tomorrow is either Buccholz or Eovaldi. Do I dump Liriano for either of them?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

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      Sure, no idea of their matchups

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: just saying they were the highest rated on the SON. My bad. Dropped him for Eovaldi. He’s playing the AAA Rangers…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, okay, cool

  142. jef with 1 f says:
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    Ding DONG ..Who is it…Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  143. Jay says:
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    Rondon or neshek?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: rondon would be a third closer for me in a ten team h2h.
        Grab him or carrassco is available.
        The thing is I have limited moves remaining. Only 25 left for season/playoffs. I lean rondon because I can leave him in. Is carrassco worth it over him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rondon

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: thanks grey! Appreciate the help.

            Did the location get finalized for this Thursday in jersey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              More of a question for the radio site…

  144. Toe Knee says:
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    Must watch… replay of Gattis bomb

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Toe Knee: yea he hits no doubters

  145. jef with 1 f says:
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    Arenado Dong…I’m rolling tonight..what a day

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I left Gomes on bench still have 4 today couldn’t pull the trigger on Gattis drop. JdMart,rizz and arenado got stras and fiers going tonight. Been watching your Tillman he’s being streamed tonight looking good too might just roster him

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Toe Knee: Tillman 8 innings 1 run 9ks my boy is back

    • Big Magoo

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      @jef with 1 f: Wet tail, NyQuility start… you’re on a roll, brother

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Big Magoo: Ha..now if my wife would just wake up and take her cloths off …well can’t have it all I guess

    • Hondo says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I’ve got him in another league that’s a 12 teamer where I’ve been carrying Werth and Cutch as active guys -it is a good day indeed for those with patience.

      Wait-squirrel-eff you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we must share a lot of players cause my team is also insane today… Hitting .450 with 33 at-bats

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: yea our teams went in the tank at the same time…slowly coming out of it but tonight by far has been my best night in a while

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I need another 14 days straight like tonight… Was a great night…

  146. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My spanish needs some work. Does Segura mean 0-3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  147. goodfold2 says:
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    wada’s about to get screwed out of a win. anybody else interested in those ottenu Fangraphs leagues? no longer have to worry about hunting b.s. statistics like runs/rbi’s/wins/losses? only that matters are things in a player’s actual control. pretty damn good idea. can’t believe there’s only like 3 comments in pts guy’s post about this. seems like everybody would like it.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: actually wada should be fine, as long as bullpen holds up. game reads as top of 5th, but really they finished the top of the 5th, so he’s still in line for a win.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @goodfold2: Is the game actually going to resume, or will they postpone it? It’d be really lame to lose a nice day from Rizzo.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop: They’ve already got enough in for a full game. Either the final is 2-0 or they resume.

  148. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, Gyorko. I have to pick him up again, don’t I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely

  149. goodfold2 says:
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    something is wrong with K-Rob maybe, no k’s in last 3 outings and 2 walks already today.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i said that before the homer. he was about to get loss one way or the other.

  150. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh man, just when things were going well, David Robertson came along.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: quintana was doing good for a while too. two losses now.

  151. SteveNZ says:
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    After that Robertson mess, need a streamer tomorrow. Eovaldi v TEX or Hernandez v SD? Not much between ‘em on SON – who do you like?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: and my opp’s shields stayed in just long enough for likely win. damn.

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @SteveNZ: Going with nasty Nate myself. Robertson was channeling his inner Frieri. I wish he would do that when I didn’t own him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez

  152. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon arenado make me happy for more than just benching herrera for a closer in one league.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: or the opposite of that.

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    I need Gyorko. Drop Harrison who has cooled off or Dozier who has been shizz for the better part of 2 months?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d drop Harrison

  154. Hondo says:
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    So my 12 team league has got just 8 hits
    My 8 team league’s got 12.
    And one week ago TODAY it was 8-12.
    I think this means I should drop Miggy for Pedro Alverez at 3B.It’s like a prayer octagon ,I’m sure.Look at all the 8’s.Divide by 2.
    I rest my case(and my weary head).

    Thanks for all the help to get to the point where I’m alive and stupid with just 2 teams.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo: As in 8-12-1024.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  155. Hondo says:
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    Or even 2014.Where is that edit button anyway?

  156. jef with 1 f says:
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    Darnaud dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I actually started Gee in one league, crazy or crazy like a fox?

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: crazy ha..just gave up 4 runs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like a crazy fox!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha ha

  157. KillerB says:
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    @grey Jesse Hahn seems done for the year after being optioned. Is he worth holding on the bench as a $1 keeper for next year or should that spot go to Tillman, Eaton or Arcia?

    Separate question — is Anibal a good deal at $14 next year or pretty much at or above market value?

    Please and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia… No, that’s not good for Anibal

  158. nick the dick says:
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    The jerk or kens for some of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jerk

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: did you realize i meant kennys not kendrick? I see i wasnt very clear. And why is a comment i made awaiting moderation?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @nick the dick: grey very likely knew you meant vargas if he answered the question. i thought of Kendrick first since i was thinking 2b since you said gyorko.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @goodfold2: ya i know made sense that you asked. I answered you and said kenny plural and that needed some moderation apparently

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure on awaiting moderation, sometimes the site gets hung up… Yeah, I knew you meant Kennys

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @nick the dick: kens being kendrick?

  159. goodfold2 says:
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    yr telling me there aren’t better RP options in minors than ballfour and j.johnson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sorry, i don’t mean you personally Grey, but just how these team call up RP all the time, and somehow ballfour/j.johnson continue to get important innings in MLB.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… Yeah, I hear ya

  160. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, in solds league where holds and saves count the same, should I drop mejia for any of these fellas? 5×5 with solds

    Storen
    Cotts
    Neil Ramirez
    David Carpenter
    Nick Vincent

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Storen

  161. Jay says:
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    I’m out of it in my 16 team keeper. We keep 8.
    I’m keeping trout aushizz machado Brantley. I was going to keep segura and probably will due to lack of options.
    1. Is Kenny’s a considerable keeper option here?
    2. We have to keep 2 pitchers. My choices are gray porcello Ventura and cole.
    3. If Vargas isn’t an option I’m looking at keeping three of the above four.

    Side note: remember when we were younger and had more hair, and everyone was trying to get JJ Hoover? Without chapman does cincy have the worst bullpen?

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: HA. Hoover just lost by hitting Jay.
      WOW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Ventura, Cole

  162. Jay says:
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    Arenado
    Beltre
    Polanco
    Scherzer

    Which two are the best option to pair with: freeman, Stanton, & upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre, Polanco

  163. SteveNZ says:
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    That is complete bullshit. For the second day running Davis is robbed of a Hold but Holland backs into a Save.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ: @SteveNZ:

      which brings up the question —> what is incomplete bullshit ?
      by definition , it would seem to portend that completeness is sure to follow .
      but , even if we can recognize or identify it , can we do anything to stem the tide ??
      i think not .
      but , then again , there WAS that tv show where the guy went back in time ,
      assumed multiple identities and changed the course of history .
      maybe that would help .

  164. Jay says:
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    Is kemp a worthwhile target? I’m not sure what to think about him.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jay: my opponent seems to like him this week, and i traded for him in dynasty (mostly due to him coming with c.davis and bruce)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. gg says:
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    F.Liriano or Cashner ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  166. Joeg414 says:
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    Betts or D.Peralta ros ? 6×6 daily Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  167. Joeg414 says:
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    OK, Please pick two ros :Betts ,D.Peralta , Lind or Phillips ? 6×6 daily Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, Betts

  168. Das coffee Frau says:
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    Hey grey,
    Would you move miggy for jup and pujols in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless it helped you this year

      • Das coffee Frau says:
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        @Grey: it might. I mean, upton has been every bit as good as miggy and pujols has been serviceable. Related question then…would you keep miggy as a 1st rounder or Altuvee as an 8th? Thanks for all your help

  169. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NOW crawford’s useful?! had to throw that sclub away a while ago, even in NL only, he wasn’t getting any steals till very recently. looks like he either wasn’t healthy or didn’t really care to start playing baseball till about july 29th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  170. john says:
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    got cutch back and stacked OF no one to drop w Cole comin back. Going have to drop Crawford ugh…go figure. I won’t really be playing so I guess I have no choice. Don’t really want to drop a sp for bench platoon bat. Sp one lower end Ventura and Kennedy.

    BTW is a Vargas or Tillman worth pick up over Kennedy?

    • john says:
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      @john: typos..won’t really be playing him.

      Sp on lower end…my worst

      Of Stanton cutch Ajones puig Frazier util

  171. Easy Eli says:
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    I have Starling Marte, Lucas Duda, Jayson Werth, Avisail Garcia, George Springer coming back soon and Wil Myers coming off DL. Its a keeper league so Springer is a definite keeper for next season. I have Pujols and Vmart in my 1b/utility spots — so I can only start 3 of the above OFers (and actually have to cut one if I want to activate Myers). Please advise best way to play it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Avisail

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