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After Pablo Sandoval hit three homers in a World Series game last year, he sat down with Reggie Jackson for a conversation in December.  Reggie wanted to know what the experience was like for him and to tell him his own.  By the end of the conversation, Pablo was near tears, he whispered to Reggie, barely able to get the words out, “The fans threw candy bars onto the field?”  Pablo Sandoval’s like the condensed milk version of Jay Bruce.  It’s not really milk, but it’s real sweet and kinda tastes like milk and frosting and it gets crazy hot for one game a year.  Jesus, Pablo (no relation to Jesus Guzman), if I would’ve known all it took to get you hot was to say you’re droppable, I would’ve done it in April.  He still cost a lot of people their fantasy seasons, and is probably on a lot of teams that are out of the race, but, if you have him, you gotta hope this is the start of something.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the post, just wanted to briefly say we’re holding our last Draft Kings of the year this week where you get a chance to beat Rudy.  Since I’m currently beating Rudy in the RCL, I suggest you give it a shot, it feels great!  Anyway II, the roundup:

Buster Posey – Sat out yesterday after tearing his fingernail.  Ouch!  Is it me or does that sound more painful than when someone tears their UCL?

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  All the Padres could do yesterday was watch Giants hit homers and run around the bases.  Well, that’s because Pablo took about forty minutes on three round trippers, but still.

Cameron Maybin – Out for the season as he undergoes surgery on his wrist.  He hopes to play winter ball.  Shouldn’t that just be called snowball?

Chase Headley – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Maybe in San Diego the Navy was testing some high-propulsion fans near Petco.

Pedro Strop – Dale Sveum said Strop could see save chances.  Well, he actually said, “Strop could saveum svum ove eum games.”  He started Hooked on Phonics, and now he’s just addicted.  When Sveum hands the ball off to his closer, he says, “All right, kid, let’s put an A in my last name.”  When he buys a doggie bed from the Sky Mall catalog, he tells his wife, “Arfer Woofruff will ruff it.”  When Dale goes to the movies, he shushes people who are shushing other people.  Living with Dale Sveum is a real chore.  I went to pick up Strop in one league, but he was already gone.  I could see grabbing him in any league where you need saves.  He’s been fine the last month and it would make sense for the Cubs to give him an opportunity to show them he can close for next year.  So, Strop yourself in for a bumpy ride!

Daniel Bard – Claimed off waivers by Epstein.  What can I say?  For Epstein, Bard is a regular can stanza.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 6 ER, 11 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  The actor from The Gods Must Be Crazy is laughing his ass off right now.  You see, Samardzija is Zulu for eff you.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer as he hits .244.  It was a good year to not draft any Cubs, except for the now ex-Cub, Garza.  Castro’s been hideous, not posting a batting average above .300 in any month and having some months of zero homers and zero steals, or one homer and one steal.  That is the new blech.  Be interesting to see where the fantasy ‘perts rank him next year.  I don’t see any upside that’s worth a gamble, but January Grey will look closer, assuming he sobers up.

Donnie Murphy – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Not sure why it took me so long, but I just realized who Donnie Murphy is.  He’s the 6th member of New Kids on the Block.  He was the one that wanted the “right stuff” to go high and everyone else was like, “No, the ‘right stuff’ needs to go low.  You’re out of the group.”

Dioner Navarro – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer as he hit clean-up.  How long until Epstein just starts reuniting Varitek, Ortiz and Youkilis on the Cubs?

Adeiny Hechavarria – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, not in this game, which wouldn’t even have been a record.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-5 and his 6th steal.  You just waiting until someone else picks him up?  I get it; afraid of success.  It’s all right.  You’ll have something to discuss with your shrink in October.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Next year he’ll break out as a post-post-post-post-post-post-hype sleeper bounce back.  I can smell it.  Oh, wait, that’s the trash under my desk.

Dillon Gee – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Gee’s ERA since May hasn’t been above 3.00.  2.73 in June, 2.88 in July and 2.14 August.  Shoot, over-the-internet friend, he’s getting better.  For the kind of last 3 months he’s had, Dillon needs a more excited last name.   Gee?  What is this, Wally and Beav playing marbles?  Dillon Effyeah or Dillon Youknowthatshizzson or Dillon IsleptwithyourmotherandnowI’myourdaddyandI’mgoingtospankyou.  Our fantasy football main squeez-a-reeno, Sky, called Gee as a preseason sleeper.  Go see if his knowledge is there for football.

Lucas Duda – 3-for-5 and his 12th homer.  He’s doing enough to just barely get on people’s radars for sleepers in 2014, but he’s doing it on the Mess in Metco, so no one will actually take him serious.  Throw it to, Lucas!  I’m bored.  Snooze.

Andrew Brown – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Too bad him and Duda didn’t do it consecutively, then it could’ve been a back-to-back Brown-Duda, which is almost funny.  Almost funny is the redheaded stepchild of funny.  No respect for almost funny!

B.J. Upton – 0-for-2, 1 RBI and his 12th steal.  Have I mentioned yet that he had 12 homers and 6 steals last September?

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, his third homer this week.  He’s having the best time of his life since he graduated Hillman College and left behind Kadeem Hardison.

Alex Presley – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Now 7-for-18 on the Twins, and I’d absolutely look at him in deeper mixed leagues.  Decent power-speed guy that is playing with something to prove.  Just don’t tell him the only thing he needs to prove is he’s better than Darin Mastroianni.

Ryan Doumit – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer as he bats .241.  I wonder where some of these guys would be without the Twins to employ them.  *wavy lines* “May I take your order?”  Ryan Doumit, is that you?  When did you start working at Applebee’s?  *wavy lines*  Oh, so that’s where they’d be.  Hmm.

Chris Carter – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd steal in a week.  Look at the big man getting his sneaks on.  Unfortch, I dropped him before this game because I listened to the Hitter-Tron.  Hitter-Tron giveth, Hitter-Tron taketh away a vacuum cleaner on a Carnival cruise.

Wil Myers – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two home runs.  Where’s he being drafted now?  105?  102?  99?

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Grab him!  Kidding.  I wouldn’t go near him and his 5.04 ERA.  No matter what stories come out today about how he altered his mechanics.  He can change auto garages every fifth day and I wouldn’t touch him this year.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  As Wil Myers’s draft slot changes each day, the number of zeros changes each day on Arte Moreno’s check to Cano.  He’s up to 11 zeros now.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I’m fine being the only one owning him.  Go about your business; I’ll go about mine.

Gordon Beckham – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2nd day in a row with two hits.  Could be the start again (re-start?) of something by Beckham; could also be the weak sauce Yankee pitching staff.

Tanner Roark – Will make his first start on Saturday vs. the MIA Marlins.  Well, now I got myself a pickled cucumber.  I picked up Roark for middle relief help, but now I almost feel like I have to hold him for this start.  This feels like a bad omen, but he’s been good so far — 1.19 ERA, 0.93 WHIP in 22 2/3 IP and started in Triple-A this year for 105 2/3 IP and produced a 3.15 ERA.  Plus, how bad could a start vs. the Marlins go?  I guess I’ll keep him.  Thanks for letting me talk it out with you.

Miguel Cabrera – Sat out yesterday.  He’s going to be in and out of the lineup the rest of the year, until the Tigers clinch, at which time he’ll sit for a week to ready for the playoffs.  You’re gonna only get 30% of Miguel Cabrera this last month.  Or Migu.  Luckily not Mr. Migu.

David Ortiz – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer.  He passed Billy Williams for 47th on the all-time home run list with 427.  When Billy Williams retired he had, like, the 10th most homers.

Dustin Pedroia – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as the Red Sox scored 20 runs.  Holy ticker tease!

Daniel Nava – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I picked him up for a batty call yesterday, and now have a little battachment going on and might hold him through the weekend.  Maybe I’ll pick up Hoes too just so I can see Nava-Hoes in my outfield and get a little giggle.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th homer.  Besides Pedroia, you’d be hard-pressed like overpriced juice to find someone who didn’t homer in the Sawx lineup.

Yasiel Puig – Out of the lineup again yesterday with stiffness behind his right knee.  Damn, Puig!  Now I know why the ladies like you!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – First, he had his start pushed back so he’d miss Coors, now he’s going to miss Cincinnati.  I bet he’s good for a start vs. the Giants or Padres.  Hyun-Jin is a pitching schedule Jedi.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Time in our program to take a hard look at my novio, Manny Machado.  He hasn’t been bad, but 13 homers, 6 steals and a .296 average is middle infielder-ish with his fantasy value buoyed by counting stats.  I still love him for next year since he’s only 21 years old, but this was some needed tough love.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Yu got kicked in the A’s.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer and 4th in the last ten games.  Not sure how many people pay attention to book deals and whatnot, but Moneyball author, Michael Lewis, just got the okay to do a follow-up Billy Beane book called, “Make Sure Your Hitters Are Hot As F*ck In September.”

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs.  Seriously, don’t go streaming against the A’s hitters right now.  I was scared on Tuesday with streaming Martin Perez, but got out okay.  I wouldn’t go in again right now.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  Chapter One in the book, “Make Sure Your Hitters Are Hot As F*ck In September,” is titled, “Get A Platoon Guy Like Brandon Moss And Have Him Hit Eight Homers In The Last Ten Days.”

Allen Craig – Left the game after rolling his ankle and yelling, “Craps!”  He was diagnosed with a sprained foot.  Just don’t say plantar fasciitis to Cardinal fans.  They dumped one of those already.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5 and two solo homers, after entering the game as a replacement for Craig.  Pretty crazy how the Cardinals have a guy that’s a starter on every other team.  Their cup really runneth over.  Adams can sympathize though since his C cups runneth over.

Billy Hamilton – Second time he was used as a pinch runner in two games and the 2nd time he stole a base.  Again, everyone in the stadium knew why he was called in.  Still couldn’t stop him.  He’s electric…boogie-woogie-woogie.

Francisco Liriano – 3 IP, 7 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  So, here’s the thing.  In one of my leagues, someone maxed out all of their starts so they dropped all of their starters.  I don’t understand maxing out that early by design, assuming it was by design.  Any the hoo!  Liriano was one of the starters they dropped.  Guess who picked him up?  F-Liriano.  Literally.

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-5, 1 run.  Someone should explain to this guy the fundamentals of fantasy.  When you get on base, steal a bag!  The person explaining to him fantasy should not be Hideki Matsui.  Heavens knows what his idea of fantasy is.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He went ice cold there for a while.  What’s cooler than being cool?  Khris Davis went ice cold!  But this might be a sign that he’s heating up again.

Cody Asche – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Don’t worry, I won’t mention him every day for the next nine months….Or will I?!  Muahahahahahahaha…

Roy Halladay – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The results in his last game were bad (5 IP, 5 ER).  Yesterday, he gave up 5 walks in 6 innings.  He’s not right and I still don’t trust him.  Probably just too stubborn, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him shut down.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, and 2nd in three games, while his brother from another N, Jordan Zimmermann (7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks).  If only Robert Zimmerman were there to announce the game, would’ve be fun to see the in-booth technician try to get the mic right so you could understand Bob.  “Um, try to move your seat closer but the mic back…Nope, no luck.  Try to cup your hands together around your lips like you want to scream at the mic…Nope, not that either.”

Denard Span – 1-for-4 and his 13th steal and 2nd in as many games.  Hey, someone pointed to his legs and said, “Use them.”  About time.

Nolan Arenado – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  I love jammed apricots.  Is that similar?  If Arenado needs to some rest, he’ll be able to kibitz with CarGo about finger injuries and Josh Rutledge will see regular playing time with LeMahieu moving to 3rd.  I know you’ve been burned, but Rutledge has been hitting since he returned.  Yesterday, 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal in 3 games after hitting a homer the day before.  It sure was smart of the Rockies to send him down.  Almost as smart as having a defensive replacement be their best hitter.

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  So, I went to the roofie well one too many times.  Whatever, sue me for all my earnings from the pageviews for the Google keywords, “What is SAGNOF?”  I don’t know why I’m being fair with Walker, but, in all fairness, he wasn’t bad.  There were a few seeing-eyed singles and I might go back to him again when he faces the Astros.  Yes, I have a rookie nookie problem.  It’s a disease, you callous ninny!

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  I bet when he hit only one homer in his last 110+ at-bats a few of his owners wouldn’t have minded seeing him celebrate a little too emphatically.

Randall Delgado – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Mark Buehrle (6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks).  I know you considered streaming both of these guys.  No, you.  Don’t look behind you.  You can take solace in knowing that if you had streamed either of them, they both would’ve gotten rocked.

Rajai Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 4th homer, the 2nd in as many games.  Rajai, the King of SAGNOF, lounges on his throne while Anthony Gose feeds him grapes.  “Anthony, after you put the grape in my mouth, I want you to breath on it a lot and turn it into a raisin.”  “Yes, your majesty.”

Jose Bautista – Blue Jays shut him down.  Comatose Blue Jays Fan still likes their chances if they get deep into the playoffs with the front two starters of Dickey and Johnson.  CBJF, “The loss of Bautista will be tough, but with Lawrie taking a step forward this year and Melky living up to his deal…I like our chances!  I should, right?”

  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    My playoffs started in one of my leagues.

    I have a bye.

    I have
    17 Runs
    10 HR
    22 RBI
    2 SB
    15 BB

    WOOOOOOOOOOW, really? Figures huh?

    Anyways, that’s frustrating.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: you said you had a bye. So it’s bad that your team is hitting bat shit crazy. Would you rather be hitting .225 like my main team is? (but still gonna win enough cats (likely) to finish the long crawl from 8th 6 or 7 weeks ago all the way to 3rd in the last week of the season, so as to face a much worse 6th place team than the 4th or 5th place teams). You must seem to think it’s more likely your team will go cold than some of them stay hot for next week, i guess.

    • RandomItalicizedVoice says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: yeah, I’m not seeing the problem here, either.

      Rotoworld vent thread ————-> thataway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Yeah, tend to agree, better than your team being ice cold

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: Ummm Grey, did I say something wrong here? Or do people on Razball get easily offended? I was having fun and completely joking. I am a loyal fan of the website and everything you guys do for us. So now should I feel uncomfortable? Cause some of the commenters seem to want me to post elsewhere.

        Thanks Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea what you mean, I’m sure there’s no issue… Sorry, not even sure what you mean since I’m on my phone…

          • TarmanGotHim says:
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            @Grey: Haha, a couple people above me complained that I was complaining. I’m lost too. No biggy. Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  2. Slainte says:
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    thanks for another solid recap, grey.

    do you think matt adams’ bat has a high enough midichlorian count that i should consider adding it in my 12-team h2h pts league?

    (assuming craig is out for an extended amount of time, of course)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slainte: Yeah, I’d add him if I had room just in case Craig is out a week or so

  3. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey..is there a Glossary word for when you drop a slumping player and when you do they go off harder than a vengeful ex girlfriend that caught you mitting their bff…Cause if not it should be called DUMBASSED!!! Cuz that’s how I feel after dropping Myers today!!!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @AJ: i just got done hanging out with a guy who just dropped both myers and panda yesterday. pretty sick.

  4. goodfold2 says:
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    now that aramis is back i’m pretty happy. 1 pickup left for week. Should it be for asche or rutledge? the plan is to drop eric chavez (barely plays, hasn’t really done much since being back up) for one of them. I could pickup the other one by dropping gyorko or aybar. It will feel weird to have 4 SS’s at the same time (miller (the new rutledge), rutledge/aybar/hamilton). Gyorko likely projects at more HR’s and RBI’s than Rutledge, but Rutledge could easily beat him in everything else with playing time. Rutledge is probably higher on the radars of leaguemates as well, asche could probably more safely be picked up late sun than if rutledge keeps this stuff up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: I’d go Rutledge if Asche will sneak through

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no name rec with asche, and i’m right in dumping gyorko for asche on sun then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should be, yeah

  5. The guru says:
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    Anything to see in Chris Owings?

    I have starlin, billy H at SS….

    An upgrade in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The guru: Nah, he’s not even really playing

  6. Bar-Nuh-Kul says:
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    Starting Nova vs. Boston tonight?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Bar-Nuh-Kul: boston has been mashing, i wouldn’t touch that matchup regardless of how well Nova has been pitching

  7. Joey B. says:
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    Are any of the following players you’d be willing to drop at this point, come playoffs, in favor of good streamonator match-ups or solid two-start pitchers? (My league only allows 2 add/drops in the playoffs so they have to be well thought out moves):

    Lottery Ticket Reynolds
    Struggling Shelby
    Ailin’ Dom Brown
    (Mostly) One-Trick Dyson
    Is he for Real Estrada

    • Joey B. says:
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      @Joey B.:

      I should have added it’s a 12-team non-keeper daily league, with weekly H2H match-ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey B.: I’d lose Brown

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Joey B.: for sure drop dom,as grey has said, then reynolds,those would be first 2.

  8. One Man Crusade says:
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    I cursed you with Liriano. After watching Darvish get blown up and Timmy give up. Runs early, I looked at my starter Liriano and said “all I need is for this guy not to implode.”

    The cherry on top. I own Segura and Scooter who both sat that one out. Playing fantasy baseball=endless bad beat stories and binge drinking.

  9. future11 says:
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    on a SP limit during my h2h playoffs.. made a few miscues but so did my opponent. I currently have 17 starts left until next sunday (already used 7 sp so far, opponent has used 8)

    Im going to go over my limit as my team stands now with these SP’s

    Waino
    Scherzer
    hamels
    matt cain
    J. Weaver
    Iwakuma
    Grey
    Wood
    Straily
    joe kelly

    – who would be 1 or two reasonable drops if I had to make it.. which of these guys posses the most gamble with what they have coming up? Or who do you not like or trust of this crew.. leaning towards straily as someone I may be gambling on and could drop but he has HOU and MIN coming up next

    Thanks!

    • future11 says:
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      @future11:

      also leaning joe kelly as another questionable guy but he has been tremendous of late

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @future11:

      drop cain .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @future11: I wouldn’t trust Cain or Kelly… Cain’s the safer drop…

  10. osnam says:
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    Whats the deal with cargo? Is it time to drop him? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @osnam: Yeah, he’s a defensive replacement

  11. LongoTulo says:
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    12 team h2h. I need to stream a couple sp. Should I stream Nova or Minor…or both? Also, Have Estrada, Niese, Gray, Kershaw, and Nolasco Sauce. Thinking of grabbing Petit and Straily for streams next 2 days based on what’s available.
    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LongoTulo: What does the Stream-o-Nator say? I’d go Minor…

  12. The People's Strudel says:
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    Is it worth dropping CarGo? Dude has been my steed the last three years in a keeper league but I can no longer keep him and he’s clogging up my dl spot. Thoughts?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @The People’s Strudel:

      don’t be foolish .
      dropping car-go from a keeper team ??

      better yet , yeah , go ahead and drop him .
      it’ll make your fantasy football experience all the more enjoyable .

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        oops .
        mea culpa , Strudel .
        just re-read more closely and realize that you can’t keep him anyway .

  13. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Anyone else having trouble getting to ESPN this morning? When I checked on downforeveryoneorjustme.com, it said it was just me.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @VinWins:

      i’m ok there .

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @costaricanchata: Thanks for the info. I didn’t want to believe it was just me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Working for me…

  14. costaricanchata says:
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    am already tired of hearing the “i expect that a lot of those doubles will translate into home runs” discussion , especially when it comes to manny machado .
    have seen many O ‘s games this year and the vast majority of the doubles that i saw
    were the result of hustle and not power .
    to be sure , he’s had a few of those slicing-shanks that fall down the right-field line
    and into the seats .
    most , however , are the ground-ball / line-drive types that wouldn’t reach the depth of
    a normally positioned out-fielder without bouncing 2 or 3 times .
    home run power for machado ?
    sure .
    just not so much in 2014 .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: Yeah, I could see that… Might only be a 20-homer guy next year, then more after that… Watching the O’s games though, you must’ve been impressed with him… His defense and athleticism are pretty incredible…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        oh heck , yeah .
        as far as dynasty leagues go , machado is a top get ,
        especially if lawrie’s going to stick at 2nd .
        easily a better option than profar at ss , imo .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Machado looks like he could be a special player…

  15. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Drop Coco or Cespedes??

  16. happyharry1958 says:
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    Do I continue to roll with Martin Perez down the stretch, or Cain coming off DL?
    Or, drop Porcello instead-keeping Perez and Cain?
    Thanks,

  17. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    a. Halladay has been toast since he went down last year. Don’t touch him. Period.

    b. Lucroy now has 1B eligibility in Yahoo! Could be toit down the chute here in September for us fantasy nerds.

    c. saved by zero

    d. who are some other vets you see getting shelved, like Miggy. Anyone on a team that’s already in like the Braves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: A. Agreed B. Interesting D. Look at the Dodgers, a bunch of them

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: a. Yup b. I might hold two C’s – Wieters and Lucroy – heading into playoffs, then dump if one gets hot. c. Thanks man. Thankfully I have no Dodgers. I’m wondering about Fat Boy Fielder. Detroit getting close to nailing it down and I have to think they want to get the big guy off his aching feet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Tigers are another team that could shut things down soon… Maybe in ten days or so…

  18. Lopes says:
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    For this upcoming week I need two RP to start, I had stashed Grilli on my DL and have Melancon and Reed.

    Should I start Reed and Grilli or Melancon and Grilli or Melancon and Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lopes: Melancon and Reed

  19. dave says:
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    @ Grey, please drop F Liriano so that you don’t jinx my playoff run next week. I finally started him after getting him with a group of other players in a trade and then he does this. Wait, maybe it’s me and not you??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dave: No, it’s me

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yep .
        is this the 2nd or 3rd year in a row that you’ve swallowed
        that poison pill ?
        maybe you’d be better off drafting him .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously

  20. Brick says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Ended up keeping CCarter around for his steal last night, who knew the guy could run?

    I know this has been asked a bunch, but I can’t seem to bring myself to drop dom brown. It is time to cut ties though right?

    Would you drop dominguez for asche this week since it seems he’s too sick to play?

    Also, would you rather start:

    Fernandez v wsh , yusmiero petit v ari, Andy pettite v Bos
    or
    Fernandez v wsh, Chen v CWS, Roark v Miami, Straily v Houston

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brick: You gotta drop Brown… I’d lose Dominguez for Asche…The 2nd group of pitchers

  21. Richie says:
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    Domonic Brown is going to be shut down from baseball activities for the next week. Is he a drop in 12 team H2H playoffs? Bench spots are precious this time of year.

  22. royce! says:
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    Morning, Grey. Was at Petco last night. Something must’ve been going on with the weather and time of day, because Cedeno hit a second decker before all of the other HR, and that just seemed highly suspect. Was trying to find out the record for most HR in one game there but gave up and had another beer and then forgot and now am too lazy to try again.

    On to more important things: should I drop Bogaerts for Asche in case Miggy goes on the DL? I’ve been holding Bogaerts hoping for Middlebrooks or Drew to get hurt (or for BOS to come to their senses), but now he’s just taking up space on the bench…

    • Richie says:
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      @royce!:

      It’s been abnormally hot here in San Diego for the past two weeks. The air is noticeably hotter, even at night. Usually we get a cool ocean breeze as soon as the sun starts to set, but lately it’s been like a damn sauna here.

      • royce! says:
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        @Richie: Yeah, it’s sucked lately. Hottest nights of the summer have been in the last week or so. At least two of the three Panda HR would have been outs with normal weather. According to hittracker, his HR traveled 366, 383, and 362 feet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: That reminds me, I’m gonna definitely come down next year for a game… With the wedding this year, was way too busy… No truth to the Navy testing a propulsion fan inside of Petco? Miggy won’t be DL’d is my guess, they’ll let him play here and there…. But you can lose Xander for Asche

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, definitely…I’m not buying season tix for next year (hardly ever went this year), but if 2013 is any indication, we should be able to find very good seats for very, very cheap.

        Would be classic Padres to be testing a fan during the opposing team’s at bats…”let’s make the Giants think that Panda is still a hero!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Or a tie-in with the San Diego Zoo… Everyone loves a Panda, let’s show them!

  23. Jon says:
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    Choose 5 pitchers for weeks 24/25? These are the best estimated matchups I can find right now…

    Tillman vs NYY, @ TOR, @ TB
    Capuano vs ARI, @ ARI, @ SD
    Kendrick @ WAS, vs MIA
    Porcello vs SEA, vs CHW
    A.Wood @ MIA, @ WAS
    Vogelsong vs COL, @ LAD, @ NYY
    Petit vs COL, @ NYM
    Alvarez vs ATL, @ NYM, @ WAS
    Eovaldi vs ATL, @ PHI
    EJax @ CIN, @ PIT, @ MIL
    Lyles @ SEA, vs CIN, @ CLE
    Peralta @ STL, vs CHC, vs STL
    McCarthy vs COL, vs LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Eovaldi, Wood, Porcello, Kendrick, Capuano

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: As a Phils fan I think I have two cents to add by saying Kendrick is another guy I would totally avoid, regardless of the opponent. Not only has he been horrid, but even if he gets a lead, that awful bullpen will blow it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, didn’t love that choice, but don’t love a lot of the other choices there either

  24. Frank White says:
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    Sup my man!!! So I have
    Iwakuma
    Shelby Miller
    Latos
    Masterson
    Gio
    Alex Wood
    Archer
    Mujica
    Uehara
    1 – I have to replace someone for Cain. Should I drop Masterson, take away a relief Pitcher or replace someone else?? Masterson isn’t pitching this week for my semi finals anyway but if I drop him then I won’t have him for the Finals but is it worth holding onto him for that one game
    2- Someone just dropped Taiwan Walker so I’m dropping Halladay so I have him to pitch Monday against the Astro’s but he pitches twice next week which is good but the 2nd game is against St. Louis. Since he’s using my streamer spot, Do you think it’s ok to drop him after the 1st game?? If not then I’d have to drop another pitcher if you think I should keep him.
    Sonny Gray
    Martin Perez
    Jimenez
    Halladay( My streamer spot)
    Cain DL

    • Frank White says:
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      Sorry idk how the questions cut in the middle of my lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: Drop Masterson… 2. Yeah, you can drop him after the 1st game…

      • Frank White says:
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        Thank You!!! Is there a reason why Sonny Gray is being dropped by over 2000 people in Yahoo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: people are stupid, it’s in their nature.

            • Frank White says:
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              Lol… cool

  25. PB&J and a baseball bat says:
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    Who ya likin’, Straily at home VS HOU or Salazar at home vs the Mets? I’m going for K’s, wins, and QS. I would go Salazar but I’m worried about that strict pitch count they have him on… but the day before they have Kluber pitching, also on a pitch count so maybe they give Salazar a little more rope to take the burden off the bullpen (I wish I put as much thought into college as I do this pretend baseball thing).

  26. Brett says:
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    I believe you should change your SAGNOF phrase and just call it “Billy”

    • Whiskey Diet says:
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      @Brett: Not be confused with the anti-SAGNOF, Billy Butler.

  27. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Grey, are we gonna see your a** in the Draftkings challenge? It’s the last one of the year, don’t be a puss.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Step 1. Click on the link.
        Step 2. Use a salary cap to stream 2 pitchers and make 8 batty calls. Should be right up your alley!

        Or be a puss….I’m okay with that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For what day’s games?

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Grey: Tomorrow, 9/6…always Friday with the Razzball contests.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And how much is it?

              • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                @Grey: $10. 1st wins $300 and incremental payouts for top 10 maybe. You really know nothing about this huh? Just pimping it…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rudy okayed it, and I trust him, didn’t feel the need to look into it further… Cool, I’ll get in there in a little while… If I get addicted, I’m blaming you!

                  • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                    @Grey: Haha. Oh it’s addicting…I’m actually glad the season’s over soon for that very reason.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!…. In that case…

                    • Prezi says:
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                      HAHA dont do it grey!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I don’t think I can without selling my Cougar’s engagement ring and moving to Vegas to become a card dealer…

  28. Dingbat says:
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    The dude who traded me Goldschmidt, Zimmerman, Samardzija, and Medlen for Pence, Sandoval, Greinke, and Halladay was loving life yesterday. If this keeps up, he might actually overtake me in the standings… for 4th place.

    Oh, and when you ask how bad a start vs. the Marlins could be, look up about 14″ at the Samardzija blurb!

  29. Buzzdainer says:
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    One of the bizarre miracles of my fantasy season is that I’m sitting in first place in my highly competitive, 20-team keeper league, even though Kung Fu Panda has been my everyday third baseman just about all season. I have benefitted enormously from owning Au Shizz (whom I took with pick #21, to much ridicule from my league mates who thought I should have used that pick to take Pujols), Alfonso Soriano, the King of SAGNOF (Rajai), José Fernández, Homer Bailey, and a ragtag group of rookies, castoffs, and streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Pujols didn’t go until 21? Wow…

      • Buzzdainer says:
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        @Grey: He was actually first on my draft board, but I panicked and took Goldschmidt because I knew he’d never last until my next pick (#60). Turns out I was a prophet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice… Guessing it was a keeper league then where Pujols went back into the pool

          • Buzzdainer says:
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            @Grey: Yep, it’s a first-year keeper league. 20 teams, we keep 20. Pujols lasted into the second round (#24 overall) because managers were reluctant to spend a first-round pick on a guy who was 33 and in obvious decline.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  30. D Y says:
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    I picked up Sal Perez as my streaming hitter in the playoffs today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope it works out!

      • D Y says:
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        @Grey: $28 player on hitter tron! 1/3 and no counting stats, come on down

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  31. Snake Hips says:
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    Kluber is on the wire about to come off DL. Should I snag him? Or is just a matchup streamer anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matchup streamer

  32. JRO says:
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    Ubalo ooking like good 2 start streamer next week first week playoffs and limited teansaction 15 more for next 3 weeks or until i lose. He gets kc then whitesox. Could also stick with ervin who i own vs cle?

    • JRO says:
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      @JRO: ubaldo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Ubaldo

      • jro says:
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        @Grey: Here is another idea going to be cutting 2 guys I could throw Ubaldo and Ervin out there. Erv has been rough though is it worth the extra start you think in h2h playoff scenerio?

        • jro says:
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          @jro: Saves me transaction as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try to avoid Ervin, but I don’t know your other options

          • jro says:
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            @Grey: Another option is hold…
            or go with
            torres WAS MIA next week
            Vogelsong COL
            Shark CIN uggghh ill be dropping him not sure i want 1 last bashing CIN
            Archer BOS
            Richards TOR

            Please rank any of them that I should even consider thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Torres is okay there, the rest are awful

  33. To Punt or not to punt - Thurs edition says:
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    Grey,
    We went back and forth about this the other day, wondering in Masterson is worth the pickup (how severe the injury is)
    I’m in first place and have the bye week. The guy who is 2nd also has a bye and dropped his relievers and is punting saves for playoffs. We are in a H2H 10-team keeper (keep 12) with only 8 moves left, and the stats are: 9 hitting stats and 8 pitching stats :W/CG/SV/K/GIDP/ERA/WHIP/QS
    I currently have Kimbrel/Chapman/Rivera.
    My question is should I drop Rivera and Lohse to grab 2 starters?, and rock just the 2 RP’s (as their good enough) I also have J Kubel(is he worth keeping over wire?) who is coming back, so maybe drop 2 and pick up one.
    Wire available SP’s : Estrada, Niese, Ross, Salazar, E.Ramirez, Duffy, Masterson, Vogelsong, Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d forget Kubel… Rock only 2 RPs… I’d grab the SP with the best matchups next week, Masterson is not worth owning…

  34. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Grey,

    Here’s my list of potential streamers in my 12 team h2h (QS, K/9) playoff matchup. Can you rank your top 3 (I looked at SON…it has them all in $3-10 range except for Kluber at $14)

    Kluber vs NYM (limited to 75-80 pitches)
    McCarthy @SF
    Y. Petit vs. ARI
    Nicasio @SD
    Capuano @CIN
    B. Norris vs. CWS
    E. Rogers @MIN

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Nicasio, Norris

  35. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Yesterday when i asked about September closer auditions we failed to bring up the Cubs, is that because they are not a real team or was that a test by you to make me get off my lazy ass and look for myself?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I commented back to you yesterday but you never checked in again…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: damn my bad, I have been doing more than my 15 minutes of actual work this week. Stupid job getting in the way of my over the internet crushes and fantasy sports addictions

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! No problem, was hoping you saw the comment…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I did now, but no worries the rest of my league was sleeping because who the f**k quits running a marrarthon with the last leg left because you can’t beat the Nigeran guy. Have some self respect, I get really tired of guys that quit because they aren’t going to win, I could say I HATE IT! We play this game because it’s fun, we love baseball, and like to compete…..*note: I need to drink less coffee

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I totally agree with you, now’s the best time… Huge track record from this season to go on…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: the last two months are the best, I wish i could get a job where people in money leagues pay me to take over their teams after the break and let me take them to gold. it’s when i’m at my best, ask Kid A

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I think that’s what goodfold does….It seems like he picks up a new team every day…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: for football i already have two login and passwords and am consulting three other guys. Baseball has been slow this year, people in money leagues need to get over their pride and just accept that they are not good.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, I hear ya… I’m stacking the Mariners today… Barf…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Ackley kills Guthrie

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t think he was an option in my league

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate: it’s a shame none of those leagues are money leagues that i’ve picked up. I’m guessing if a new owner inherited a money league team of a previous owner who wasn’t active and then actually won money due to it certain other owners would not be happy if i won some of their money.

            • Prezi says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: you quit my rcl two months ago dickhead!

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Prezi: no, I just don’t care about yours….because it’s yours

  36. The Marte Partay says:
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    10 team QS league, would you activate Cingrani and start him tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  37. Big Magoo says:
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    I thought Krissi was going to swallow Jessie whole before her elimination. Would’ve made for good tv.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was the most tense TV since someone shot JR… I thought she was going to beat her to death with a frying pan…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Even Natasha was scared s***less when Krissi stormed upstairs after the challenge was over. One more snide remark and it was go time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right! She was about to throw someone off the balcony!

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: I felt bad for Luca. That’s an uncomfortable spot when the hens are clucking and posturing with their feathers and there’s nowhere to go.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      what happened to ** SPOILER ALERT ** ? ?

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @costaricanchata: Sorry, didn’t think there were too many MC fans reading the comments who hadn’t seen the newest episode.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @costaricanchata: But I didn’t spoil the second elimination. Did you really think that Krissi was going to make the finale?

  38. OaktownSteve says:
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    Dropped my Cargo pants today…

    Short day A’s scrub stack: Vogt, Sogard, Smith, Bad Penny Barton

    Starters take beatings at times, Albright. The beauty of the MR program is you got 4 solid scoreless from the pen to pick you up. You shouldn’t be carrying any starters besides Greinke and Price. Abundant stream options in your RCL.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’ve got a bit of an A’s reliever stack going today with Doolittle, Cook, and Balfour. Mini-mini stack of Rays hitters in Joyce and Loney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Especially with Liriano going against the Rangers next in Arlington… I need to lose him today and grab Maxwell…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Maxwell would have been nice. A guy who could’ve given you a homer and/or a steal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he was my first choice, Rudy got there before me

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Short stack!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              With sizzurp!

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: i’d be real careful with doolittle, i had to drop him in like 3 spots just over a week or 2 ago, he was getting real ugly. Somebody from Oakland on here had mentioned he was getting tired and losing a decent amount of velocity around that time as well.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed

                • Big Magoo says:
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                  @goodfold2: Yeah, I’m aware of that with Doolittle. But he hasn’t given up a run in his last three appearances (or even a hit for that matter) and would be working on three days’ rest if he pitched today. Short-schedule MR pickup in a league where Ks and Ws are super close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy beat me to Maxwell… Come on down….Abraham Almonte!

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: I’m streaming Maxwell, Chavez, and Smoak in addition to Joyce and Loney. Wallace is an option too. Sorry, no Pierzynski on this short-schedule day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck! I have Nava and Almonte

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Thanks man, you too

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo:

          We’re in together on Maxwell. I wanted Joyce but he’s gone. Got Morse going vs Quintana as well.

  39. Carnac says:
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    Word re: Machado. I have much love for Nick and JB, but there were a few places in the podcast’s mock that were totally cray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

  40. John says:
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    Is my ranking below right for these streamer candidates (need W’s and K’s w/o killing rates):
    Arroyo vCHC (Jackson)
    Kluber @CHW (Danks)
    Jimenez vKC (Santana)
    Haren @NYM (Wheeler)
    Vogelsong vCOL(DeLaRosa)
    Gee vWAS(Zimmerman)
    Wheeler vWAS (Haren)
    Porcello @CHW(TBA)
    Kazmir vKC(Shields)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren, Gee, Ubaldo, Kazmir

  41. Chicken Dinner says:
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    H2H Points league. Presley or Duda ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They give different things… Presley

  42. Tom says:
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    Pick 1 of the 3 in UTIL for next week:
    Astrubal Cabrera 3vKC, 4@CHW, 4vCHC
    Swisher 3vKC, 4@CHW, 4vCHC
    Walker @Tex (1 vs Darvish), 4vCHC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Two of these guys have three series and Walker has two?

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Ooops Walker is 3@TEX (1 of those will be against Darvish) and 4vCHC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What were the choices again?

  43. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    @Grey – I’m on the bubble making the playoffs and need to stream. Who would you drop to pick up another starter (probably be Kazmer):

    The Muppet
    Cashner (next start pushed til Tuesday)
    Shelby Miller

    Alternatively, I could drop my catcher (Salty who is on the shelf) and carry the xtra arm. FYI, we have 3 teams fighting for 1 spot. I have 1/2 game lead.Thanks for all the help this season. It’s really been fun reading your stuff every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  44. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I’ve gotta drop Dom Brown. Right now it’s between Matt Adams or Arenado maybe Rutledge. There’s a thing. There’s always a thing. I pretty much only care about what they do Aug 16th-19th in Col. Moreland @TB maybe? I know, I can’t replace Brown so suck it up and add someone. H2H 5×5 12team. Yadda^3 Oh and I have to decide before Kluber comes off the DL and I can’t change my mind after.

    • Slim

      Buddah Lovaz says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Sept. drrr…

      • Slim

        Buddah Lovaz says:
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        @Buddah Lovaz: That same time frame… Dozier @Chw& @Oak. or Rutledge home vStL? I need a SS mon. 2B Thur.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dozier…Rutledge’s playing time is too iffy right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

      • Slim

        Buddah Lovaz says:
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        @Grey: Thank you very much. Uhoh I just read something about Arenado and an injured finger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but you’re looking two weeks from now, right? It’s minor now, so I think, it’ll be fine by then…

          • Slim

            Buddah Lovaz says:
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            @Grey: Sounds good. I’m still gonna wait till tomorrow night more than likely. If Craig is definitely out for that stretch is Arenado still ahead of Adams?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, then Adams above him

              • Slim

                Buddah Lovaz says:
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                @Grey: Gracias.

                Beunos Tardes Amigos. Hola myyyyyyy good friend. Cinco de Mayo’s on… Tuesday.

                I think that’s all my Spanish. Arenado brings it out in me. I have no idea if he’s even Hispanic but saying his name makes me lower my voice an octave and speak gibberish.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA… (upside down exclamation) De nada!

  45. A-Ram Baller says:
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    I have Jimmy Rollins, Scooter Gennett and Profar, is it time to cut bait on Rollins? Or is he still a better option going into the playoffs at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Rollins

  46. Big Magoo says:
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    My batty call on Smoak is paying dividends already. I noticed that you had a Seattle stack going, but left him out of it. Was he already taken?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he eluded me… I was between him and Saunders… I went Saunders…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: That’s a shame. You could’ve dubbed your Seattle grouping the “Smoak stack.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  47. Big Magoo says:
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    Runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs and he can’t even put the ball in play. Get smart, Maxwell!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  48. CelticThunder says:
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    I have Domonic Brown in active roster spot in my starting OF (no offensive bench players) and my playoffs start next week. Should I just cut him if they aren’t going to DL him? I can keep 2 of the following 3 players for next year: Domonic Brown, Starling Marte (on DL) and Wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, that’s tough….They won’t DL him this time of year… I’d keep Brown and Marte so I’d hold

  49. Carnac says:
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    Oh wow looks like Nick Castellanos was called up a few days ago. When’s someone going to tell Leyland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  50. royce! says:
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    With Cain back, do you think Dyson will lose enough playing time that I should look elsewhere for next week (the first week of the playoffs)? I could grab Presley or Calhoun. No particular needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If no needs, I’d go Presley

  51. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Maybe Aoki’s just terribly confused because when Mr. Godzilla Matsui explained to him his idea of fantasy it involved massive rubber-suited dudes bumping up against each other with a toy landscape of Tokyo beneath them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  52. herschel says:
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    does it get more vanilla than kc vs sea, guthrie vs saunders?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, and I have like six guys going in this game, and streamed Guthrie in one league, it’s so bittersweet…

  53. Todd25 says:
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    Cortisone Alert! …Alonzo is getting an injection in his hand, so maybe he’ll go Zimmer-Ape-Shizz-man over the weekend / coming week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Todd25: check that, saying he won’t likely be in lineup until week after next

  54. One I'd Willy says:
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    Our league locks rosters except for injury replacements for the playoffs. Playoffs start next week and last 3 weeks. 12 team points league. Who are you carrying in the last SP spot?

    Salazar, Lance Lynn, Locke, Kluber, Pettitte, Erasmo, Sonny Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • One I'd Willy says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks. Not just name bias, right? Would you drop Porcello for any of the others?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nope… I’d lose Porcello for Salazar…Nice username, btw

          • One I'd Willy says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  55. Chris says:
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    Which is the better option this week Cingrani vs. St.Louis (Lynn) or Niese @ Cle. (Kluber)? Would you drop Archer or Sonny Gray to keep Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese… Archer…

  56. gareth says:
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    So I picked up jarrod dyson for this week in my cbs weekly roto. He stole 2 bags on sunday, so i was exited that he would steal a ton more this week and help gain some ground in the sb’s standings.

    So far…..nada. squat. Nothing. And he’s sitting today.

    Thanks for sagnothing dyson. Just go back to patenting vacuum cleaners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…He had a base stolen yesterday but over slide the base… Wouldn’t be surprised to see him pinch run steal today… He’s seriously fast…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: I’ve thought about dropping him for billy Hamilton. Seems a bit of a lateral move though, especially with the kids playing time. What would you do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Dyson

  57. gareth says:
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    I’m worried about my team. Its not doing badly or anything.

    Its just that I picked up 3 royals in the past two weeks (perez, boneface, dyson) and I’m worried my team will become mediocre by association.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re gonna be dropping Perez shortly… He left today’s game with concussion symptoms…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: shiva concussed on rosh? signal from grandmama?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It must’ve been!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: shit, he hit the crap out of the ball before that.

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: I have mauer coming back next week. So iI will be swapping a concussed catcher for a recovered concussioned catcher!

        Real shame about perez though. He was hitting really well the last few weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • PK says:
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            @Grey: Grey is not allowed to have nice things at catcher!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I really am not…

              • Gareth says:
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                @Grey: Its because of your distain for drafting them early(ish). “Hmmmm, I’m just gonna wait until round 22 to pick up (insert Random catcher Name)”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup

  58. gareth says:
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    So the dude that picked up samardzija when I dropped him has now handed me a gift. He just dropped elvis andrus for tijuana walker. My claim just went through, and I snagged andrus.

    My team has now transformed from a bunch of plodders to genuine speedy Gonzaleses in two weeks.

    I’ve added:

    Dyson
    Bonifacio
    Andrus

    I had

    Choo
    Gadner
    Puig

    I have to make up about 20 steals in 3 weeks. Wish me luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • gareth says:
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      @gareth: I meant I already had choo, gardner and puig, and still have them on my team to help with steals.

  59. Wake Up says:
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    Just checking yesterday’s stats now…I had 3 HRs and 2 SBs…Panda got me 3 HRs…Chris Davis and Chris Carter got me 2 SBs…yeah, that makes sense…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  60. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    Looks like Craig could be out for a while. I’ve got a bye next week, but would you pick up Adams and drop Brown or wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that move

  61. Wake Up says:
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    I love that Sitting Shiva Perez stuck!

    Question on the HT (for you) why didn’t you like Carter yesterday? Just checking if I’m reading it right? I thought he wasn’t not good until today

  62. Wake Up says:
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    Looks like your boy Asche is facing 5 lefties in a row, coming up…although, he has been hitting them well this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks, I just lost Arenado for him in the RCL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  63. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Rank em for the clutch: Cingrani, Alex Wood, Sonny Gray Albright Jr.

    (I feel like some 100-win team in real-life MLB…like I’m all primed for the playoffs and I know that just means I’m headed for an early exit. Reverse jinx!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Gray, Wood

  64. fausto says:
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    Lost castro and Grabbed sal perez per your advice..muy exellente. Need to add some runs for playoffs but don’t wanna lose many hr…players Im willing to drop.. trumbo, arod, moss, dozier. avasail, yellich, asche, gennett shuck are all available in my league what are my moves? And is rizzo worth taking a flyer on just in case he figures out how to not ground out 2nd every ab?… thanks in advance

    • Gareth says:
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      @fausto: Grey informed me earlier that Sal Perez just went down with concussion in today’s game…………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose A-Rod for Yelich…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh God

  65. SteveNZ says:
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    Do we have a new setup guy in KC?

    Fresh Prince came in, in the 8th in a one-run game. Comes after his pretty spectacular relief effort the other day.

    Holland in line for the save!

    • Prezi says:
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      @SteveNZ: and looking good!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Prezi: Orthodox guitar player, eh? Really Prez Prezzii, really?

        • Prezi says:
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          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! that was you, dont lie!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezi: I vish I still look dis gud…

            • Prezi says:
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              @Wake Up: maybe trim ze beard, no? Make ze mustache, yes?

      • Prezi says:
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        Jinxed… Sorry yall! The only bad pitch of the inning… Ibanez smacked it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup…DAH!!! C’mon, vulture win!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i’m playing against butler, and i taunted the opp that he won’t get any more at bats today, right after holland got 2 outs. My miller got the same amount of RBI’s though, even though he has no hits. 2nd day of wil smith going good.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland! Not sure on Jiggy Wit It, could be, but I doubt it… Just going with the hot hand, maybe

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Noooooooooooooooooooooo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stupid Ibanez…. Vulture win incoming!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Vulture win perhaps? FFS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, FFSP(lease)

    • Gareth says:
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      @SteveNZ: I have Holland too. Watching him close it out as its a Free game on MLB..COM. I jinxed it! (Sorry).

  66. stynyr says:
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    Hang onto Gee? Or grab Joe Kelly for tomorrow v PIT? I have 3 adds left for the week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hang on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that could play on the Jumbotron at the next Lillith Fair

      • Carnac says:
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        Full disclosure: I’ve had that gif open in the browser on my tablet since it was first posted. On average, I’ve probably stared at it 15 min/week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: omg that’s fking hilarious! Haha. . Was he trying to bunt an intentional walk? He’d be out for just crossing the plate right? Man that’s funny!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t even think it’s him, was just a funny GIF I found…

    • matt says:
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      @Carnac: this is the greatest thing I’ve seen in a long time! Lol thanks I just watched it 100x’s

  67. Gareth says:
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    Heres hoping KC rally and Holland gets a WIN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  68. Gareth says:
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    Come on Dyson!

  69. johnny drama says:
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    12 team h2h playoffs espn 5×5

    Start which 2?

    Lincecum (Col and @LAD),
    Kluber (NYM and @CHW),
    Jimenez (KC and @CHW)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Lincecum

  70. Gareth says:
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    Dyson you Suck.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: if possible you should go boneface instead.near the same steals per at bat as dyson (since getting to KC), plays everyday, no platoon problems, hits higher in order.

      • Prezi says:
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        @goodfold2: he already has boneface… And furrface!

  71. Prezi says:
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    So were dropping cargo? Hes been my only bench bat for the past week and i could use a streamer spot for week1 of the playoffs.. im thinking soon as i drop him, he’ll heal his little pinkie finger..

    Also, belt or madams? Read in the comments Craig would be out “a while” but not seeing anything confirming that. I kinda want to roll with madams if he sees regular time.

    • matt says:
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      @Prezi: can we drop him? I can’t or he’d be gone already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Adams… I could see dropping CarGo, depends how badly you need the room…

      • Prezi says:
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        @Grey: sweet , thanks! And yeah Matt, just seen hes on the cant cut… Ill stick it out with cargo i guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Gangnam!

          • Prezi says:
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            @Grey: Oppan!

            Who do you hate the least….

            Mcalkaseltzer Vs KC
            Saunders Vs Hou
            Lyles @ Sea

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              McAlkaseltzer — but yikes

              • Prezi says:
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                @Grey: i know, i know… Nothing else appealing mon and tues.. i doubt ill go streamers but just testing the waters. I have all 4 moves this week, trying to figure out how i need to use them for week1.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

  72. Web says:
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    Start Peavy against NY or Cliff Lee against Atlanta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee

  73. Carnac says:
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    An extra innings game is just what Nick Franklin needed to get his avg below .220.

    • Carnac says:
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      Just a few weeks ago I was giddy – giddy! – with a dilemma about whether to keep Franklin or Altuve.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No question, Altuve is easier to fit in your pocket…

        • Carnac says:
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          During the recent Seattle-Houston series, I realized that Jose Altuve and Erasmo Ramirez might’ve been separated at birth. It was like watching Haley Mills split-screen. Also, they were born a couple days apart, same year.

          • Carnac says:
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            I heard Altuve and Erasmo spent some time in the Padres farm system in a two-person horse costume called Kyle Blanks.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Carnac:

              I laughed a lot. Money comment.

              • Carnac says:
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                Thanks, Steve… *tips turban*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could’ve probably did without grabbing him for today’s game…

  74. Frank White says:
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    Sup big Grey!!! I asked you last week if I should drop Altuve for Brad Miller and you said yes.. Since then Altuve’s been killing it and Miller not so much.. Should I switch back or do you have someone else in mind?? I’m in the semi finals next week..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, switch them back…

  75. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Need a tie breaker. My buddy and I have been debating Lawrie or BJ ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BJ

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I said

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate:

      Hey Jacks I’m thinking about a pitch to Razz for some off-season content. Need a partner…any interest?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @OaktownSteve: sure. already am going to help sky with football and grey said ok to january jack….at least one article I hope

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @OaktownSteve: I went on a who not to draft if you had a Crystal ball rant and grey liked it. I asked if it could be my opening paragraph for a january article and called it january jack…

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate:

              K. My thing is gonna be cool but minimum commit except I need one partner who can do a little more. I’ll keep you in the fold but keep looking for the partner unless you wanna raise your hand.

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @OaktownSteve: I’m down. It would be an honor. We can e mail off site later and talk about it. I’m about to get tattooed

  76. SteveNZ says:
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    Have four guys in this Reds-Cards games (five if you count Hamilton). Expecting big things.

    Getting nothing so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe it’ll work opposite for you… I had a huge first 3 innings in the Royals/Mariners game then it went south fast

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 3 RBIs away from another point in the RCL, 8 from another 2 points…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, I had nothing really exciting except for a Holland blown save…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hope so. 0/7 so far.

        Need a support group for Price and Sonny later though…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          Like Gray a lot tonight

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @SteveNZ: I’m in on both. Prayer circle commencing…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll be here for Price…

  77. SteveNZ says:
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    Don’t want to get too down on the guy, but Votto’s production has been pretty lame the last couple of weeks. OBP is stellar, but not much else.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      How you rolling in the punt sp league?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Confirmed in the playoffs, which is just as well as I’m having a bit of a crappy week this week. All my relievers have been clobbered and no one, apart from Panda and Bonifacio is hitting.

        I’ll either finish 3rd or 4th, so no bye week for me.

        All a bit of a lottery from this point on…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          How’s the O?

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @SteveNZ:

              Offense. You were thinking,,,,?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @OaktownSteve: Hah. Assumed that’s what you meant. Been pretty terrible this week (only crept above .200 for the week today), but has been pretty good in the last month or so. Just need three more good weeks out of:

                C Ruiz (since Castro went down)
                1B Goldy
                2B Phillips
                3B Panda
                SS Lowrie
                LF J-Up
                CF Venable
                RF/Rajai/Avisail/Bonifacio/whoever the Tron likes
                Util Votto

                • OaktownSteve says:
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                  @SteveNZ:

                  Dude how big a swing factor is Ups there?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @OaktownSteve: United Parcel Service?

                    I’m 70 points down in OBP this week, if that’s what you mean.

                    I’ve won the category about half the time this year.

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @SteveNZ:

                      Nah I mean Upton. If you get Dame Edna Upton, that becomes a whole other roster

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @OaktownSteve: Oh, I get you now. He’s a big factor.

                    He was good in August and so was my team. he feels borderline benchable right now…

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @SteveNZ:

                      Guy is so perplexing. Can turn on a dime.

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @OaktownSteve: I need him in the RCL too.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I picked up Freese for today, booya

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Freese is available? Come on.

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: I’m getting a big fat nada out of my batty calls (Maxwell,Ludwick, Adams)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s been lame for about 3 years now…

  78. OaktownSteve says:
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    The NBA peaked for me n the 70s, the NFL in the 80s. Both bore me now.

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: The NFL is still exciting, just too much sizzle and not enough steak these days.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        For the NBA it was NBC showtime featuring Ahmad Raashad. NFL I think it was reg scheduled Thursdays. NFL will be NBA in 5 years. Baseball is fucking timeless.

        How about you bud? Thinking of an off season razz content…need participants. Any interest?

        • Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: With the NFL, I think overexposure is watering it down. Too much pre-game fluff. Rules are too restrictive now concerning illegal hits on-field to avoid concussion/injury lawsuits. It’s a violent game. Some injuries are unavoidable. I still enjoy it, despite all of this nonsense.

          I’m interested in being an off-season contributor. Just let me know what you have in mind and I’d be happy to assist.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Big Magoo:

            Plus PI is the bullshittiest rule in sports. I’ll hit you on email.

            • Big Magoo says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Agreed. Sounds good. I’ll flood your inbox with league updates as well.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Big Magoo:

                Nice

        • royce! says:
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          @OaktownSteve: ” Baseball is fucking timeless.” I love this statement, because it’s true on many levels and awesome on all levels. Well done.

  79. JRO says:
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    Cingrani looking like I shoulda started but never know and it was a back injury. Game not over but Im happy to see that he looks healthy. Ill need him next week playoff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Not sure though… Poncho chopping is as good as I got…

  80. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    damn peavy, gets through 2 clean innings then allows 4 on in the 3rd.

  81. bossmanjunior says:
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    Buchholz looking good so far in final AAA start: 3IP 2 H 1BB 5K 0ER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope he comes back, I trade for him in one league

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        NM…went 3.2 IP with 2BB and 2ER. Still the 5 K is nice. Im stashing him in my DL spot. His first start should be @TB, would you keep him on the DL for that start or drop one of A.Wood, Niese, or Garza for that start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start him @TB

  82. SteveNZ says:
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    Be nice if Fat Adams answered the batty call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda pick up I’d consider holding…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I will probably.

  83. Colton says:
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    Drop Alex Wood for Cingrani or Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups, but I could see Cingrani if he finishes this start out strong…

      • Colton says:
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        @Grey:

        Braves have MIA, SD, WAS, CHC, MIL for my h2h playoffs. That’s a pretty kush draw, but they may go in to cruise control. Tough call.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Wood there, but I don’t know Cingrani’s

          • Colton says:
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            @Grey: chc, mil, hou, pit, nym for Cingrani…not bad either.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Cingrani

              • JRO says:
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                @Grey: Man thats a nice schedule for my boy’s, Ive got latos cingrani and homer!! Had cueto too, too bad so sad.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

              • Colton says:
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                @Grey:

                Agreed. Just for posterity, STL would have MIL twice, SEA, @COL, and WAS.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Blech on STL

                  • Colton says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Agree. I also have Chris Archer and may drop him instead now looking at BOS,TEX,MIN,NYY,BAL.
                    Shutter.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, not pretty

  84. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    4 out of 5 of the baserunners with open bases have now stole off of peavy and the BOS catcher. 2 of those were the never accused of being fast overcooked and a-roid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: getting worried about peavy’s K rate other than in that gem game almost 2 weeks ago.

  85. JRO says:
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    NFL what a mess lol

  86. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i really need hardy/freese/chris davis/nava/butler and butler to play bad rest of week to lock up 3rd place. Peavy getting win would lock up wins too,quintana loses i can bench pitchers that aren’t SP and lockup every pitcher stat that isn’t saves, and may only need to win 1 or 2 hitting cats besides to get enough cats to get 3rd place. the current 3rd and 4th place teams are getting murdered this week.

  87. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i really need hardy/freese/chris davis/nava/butler and butler to play bad rest of week to lock up 3rd place. Peavy getting win would lock up wins too,quintana loses i can bench pitchers that aren’t SP and lockup every pitcher stat that isn’t saves, and may only need to win 1 or 2 hitting cats besides to get enough cats to get 3rd place. the current 3rd and 4th place teams are getting murdered this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  88. JRO says:
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    Let’s go Goldy da da da da da, need ya to get Hot!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  89. SteveNZ says:
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    Can we load ‘em up for Ludwick here?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’ll take that…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Bollocks.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @SteveNZ: just get freese out, no more of that him thinking it’s the playoffs a couple of years ago.

  90. anchovies says:
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    ok, kinda my dumb-bell question of the day…but i’m looking for a solid (H2H era/hr/rbi/runs/sb) all-around utility guy for the ensuing week.

    looking to let dominguez go:

    matt adams
    yelich
    desmond jennings
    bj “dr. septemer” upton

    thanks
    anchovies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  91. anchovies says:
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    errrr….plouffe. ahh. much better.

  92. SteveNZ says:
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    Frazier. Bloody hell.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: was gonna pickup either him or asche. before today it was def gonna be asche. Problem is now he’ll be waivered before I can do it.

  93. RG3 Needs a Knee says:
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    This has to be the funniest headline from roto I’ve seen in a long time. Not sure I know the difference between wet swings and dry other than a shart sitting in my shorts!

    “Kevin Youkilis (back) has begun to take dry swings.
    It’s nice to hear, but he’s not close to returning. In fact, when discussing Youkilis and fellow injured players Travis Hafner (shoulder) and Zoilo Almonte (ankle), Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Youk “is probably the least probable of the three” to return. He’s been out since mid-June following surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.
    Source: Yankees.mlb.com
    Sep 05 – 9:16 PM EDT”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Nice…

    • Colton says:
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      @RG3 Needs a Knee: Dry swings are for people who want to orgy, but don’t have the confidence to disrobe. Didn’t know he was into that scene. Live ad let live, I say.

  94. royce! says:
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    Hey Grey- you have an opinion about sugarfish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s great… Go with one of there set menu thingies…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: better than Sushi Gen?

        • herschel says:
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          @royce!: get the albacore belly if they have any…its pretty amazing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d say, yeah, but I went on a night where it was free for friends and family of the place so I didn’t pay which might’ve clouded my perception… It was very good, can’t go wrong with either…

  95. Colton says:
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    Sandoval, now Frazier and Mostsuckass….hey kids look, it’s all the 3B I drafted hoping one wouldn’t completely shit the bed but dropped along the way.

  96. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m about to go out for lunch, so I’ll be part of the Price/Sonny group in spirit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just got back from sushi… Mmm…

  97. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop A. Wood @MIA, Niese vWAS, or Garza vPIT to activate Buchholz for @TB start. Or hold him on DL. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold him on the DL for one start

  98. Colton says:
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    Brandon Philips just got banged up? How bad?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Colton: Just a bruise. He stayed in the game for an inning or 2.

      • Colton says:
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        @VinWins: Thanks.

  99. Matt P says:
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    In a dynasty league – picked up Storen (points for holds, maybe he gets back on track and is the closer next year?), I have Gregg, should I swap Storen for Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  100. Carnac says:
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    No pitcher in baseball gets Dustied more than Jake Peavy*.

    *dont have the stats to support this. Yet. Tonight he was sent back out for the 7th after throwing 105 pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does seem that way…

  101. goodfold2 says:
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    so those 2 last earned should never have happened. he also probably lost his win with that, and the terrible bullpen.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: if peavy didn’t get those last 2 earned runs my era would’ve still been 2.6 and i likely could’ve just benched my starters and had wins/losses/era/whip/k’s locked up. Now I gotta worry (sort of) that williams (going right now, and hopefully gets busted up) wacha/b.chen/ and assorted opp bullpen pieces (benoit/c.perez/cecil/hunter/rosenthal/clippard) either don’t catch me or I gotta gamble and keep starting people, like Kazmir tomorrow. Coaches are real dumb.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  102. goodfold2 says:
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    stop hitting NAVA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no, I just picked him up…

  103. goodfold2 says:
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    getting worried about gray looking sort of bad (it’s mostly singles) against Lastros.

  104. Colton says:
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    6 hits an error and a walk to go with 4ks thru 3 innings. Can Sonny make it thru the tollbooth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price ain’t looking much better right now

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: getting worse.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know… Sigh…

  105. goodfold2 says:
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    goldy just broke a 5 game 0-16 streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

  106. goodfold2 says:
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    that comissioner that i mentioned that changed the innings cap in one of my leagues has put it back. He claims he did it because some other unnamed owners wanted more innings. This was never put to a vote nor did anyone even discuss it. That problem is fixed, however. In my biggest money league the guy i’m facing this week just dropped Chris Davis. This team that did this will not make the playoffs. However the team in 2nd place has the top waiver pick. This is true b.s. Commissioner just found out because of me and is going to stick davis back on my this week opp’s team.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this same scumbag is hitting .636 today against me with 22 bases. even hamilton and trumbo are hitting now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, against Price… Such a terrible game… Ugh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s really lame… Gotta get better leagues for you next year…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: both problems were fixed. In the money league the commissioner immediately is fixing this problem. davis will be forced back onto roster. It’d be better for me if he was forced to wait the 3 days, then be forced back.

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          @goodfold2: maybe williams can get lit right here, for me and you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  107. FillyP says:
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    Grey! I won my division by ONE point, earning back my $150 entry fee and a bye week in the first round of the playoffs. It came right down to the wire.. if Niese lasted another couple of innings on Sunday, I would have lost. As the ever-wise ‘Sheed once said: The ball don’t lie!

    Anyway.. I’ve got one move left going into next week’s semi-finals. Here are my options:

    1) Drop Martin for Salvy Perez

    2) Drop Dom Brown for any of the following – Salvy, Span, Bonifacio, EYJ, Infante, Moreland, Dyson, Middlebrooks, A-Rod, Wright, Swisher, K. Davis.. Dom is on my bench now, but Craig is in my UTIL and in a walking boot right now.. might need the offense to replace Craig for the week.

    3) Drop Dom Brown for any of the following SP – Morton, Jimenez, Eovaldi, Kelly, Delgado, Perez.. QS + IP league.

    I’m leaning option # 3 as I’ve got 8 pitchers with Kluber AND Straily, and my likely opponent next week has 9 starters. Crazy as it sounds, Ubaldo might be the play with the Royals and White Sox on tap next week. What say you?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @FillyP: so you wouldn’t be fielding complete offense with craig out it sounds like, unless you pick up a hitter.

      • FillyP says:
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        @goodfold2:

        That’s correct, as it sounds like Brown will be out another week too.

        My team: Martin, Fielder, Hill, Machado, Miller, Rendon, Sandoval, Upton, Jones, Moss, Crisp, Craig, Brown.. Kershaw, Lee, Bailey, Burnett, Porcello, Leake, Kluber, Straily, Farquhar, Perkins, Cishek.

        Their team: Molina, Goldschmidt, Kinsler, Beltre, Bogaerts, Profar, E5, Aoki, Jennings, Cespedes, Brantley, Willingham, A. Cab, Andrus.. Scherzer, Peavy, Dickey, Quintana, Gray, Teheran, Wheeler, Gee, Kuroda, Henderson, Grilli (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Drop Brown for Middlebrooks or Bonifacio, depending on needs… You need a bat…

  108. goodfold2 says:
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    with a 4-1 lead in wins a 2-4 lead in losses, tied in saves 1-1 with my perkins/hawkins vs opp’s benoit/perez, era lead at 3.06-4.08, K lead at 46-26, and whip lead at 1.04. want to lock up stats.
    opp only has these starts
    wacha vsPIT
    b.chen vs DET
    (those aren’t good starts, but I don’t get to find out about their results until last day of week)
    opp also has deep bullpen with hunter/cecil/benoit/perez/clippard/rosenthal able to play every day (this owner doesn’t seem to go after up and coming starters but does have more RP than he can even play every day)
    do I start
    Kazmir vs Mess tomorrow?
    Morton @STL (NO)
    Kluber vs Mess (I’m guessing only if Kazmir already f’ed my era)
    M.Perez @LAA (likely not)
    Bailey vs LAD (i don’t know about this one, but if Kazmir does great I’m guessing I can bench it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Kazmir and go from there

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: got it. whip lead at 1.04-1.22. I’m guessing we should still stay away from fields, even though he’s been good (9-2 K/bb, 1.69 era/.75 whip over last 10.66 innings) I’d have to wait till sun night anyway, and he may be gone by then.

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