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The Pirates are in it to win it, y’all!  Maybe too aggressive.  Okay, the Pirates are in it to make it seem like they’re in it to win it, y’all!  Yeah, that’s probably a closer approximation.  If we’re sitting here in October and saying the Pirates couldn’t have won the World Series without the help of Marlon Byrd, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle and pay for my monkey nephew to go to college, which is a lot of money.  Luckily, I think they can win it with or without Byrd, as a Nikki Dinki-hosted show would say.  Thankfully, none of this matters for fantasy, so why are we even talking about it?  I don’t know, clunky expository question!  Byrd will likely prop up the bottom of the Pirates lineup when he plays and prop himself onto the mascot’s shoulder on off days.  Byrd gains a tad bit of value with this move since the Mess offense was nothing to write home about unless you were locked up abroad and ran out of things to write on postcards, and ‘Hitters Are Better Outside Of Metco’ is a bumper sticker I don’t own, but endorse.  Also, going to the Pittsburgh Bucs is John Buck.   Buck will change his New York nickname of “Midnight Cowboy” to “Swash,” and steal some looks behind the plate from Martin.  Going the other way is Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.  Unless that player is Andrew McCutchen, there’s not a whole lot to talk about on the Mets receiving end.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Beachy – Shut down for ten days after visiting Dr. Freeze.  Dr. James Andrews wants him to return to him in ten days for another check-up.  Dr. Andrews said, “This extension I’m building on my house in Boca is ripping my wallet a new one, so I might have to do the same for Beachy.”

Starling Marte – Can’t swing a bat for two weeks.  As his aunt scrambles to replace ‘swinging at a pinata’ at Marte’s niece’s quinceanera, I’d do the same to replace him because the chance you can count on him at all again this year is remote.

Jeff Locke – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.22.  Mr. Locke is smiling with an orange wedge in his mouth while giving all opposing hitters a ticket to walkabout the bases.

Pedro Alvarez – 4-for-4 and his 32nd homer.  Pedro from Pittsburgh is on the precipice of a terrific season vs. a very productive one.  If he can get his average up to .250 (it’s at .240), RBIs up to 100 (at 86) and homers up to 35, it will be terrific.  If his average falls to .230 and his power dries up, it’ll be just a very productive one.  I await your outcome, Pe-Al.

Neil Walker – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  And he sits directly on the precipice of a very boring season and a kinda boring season that was useful at times.

Aramis Ramirez – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Just when you think they’re dead, the Zombinos rise up like some machine in a James Cameron-imagined future that the Hitter-Tron would try to fondle.

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 5th steal.  I haven’t mentioned him much this year, but he’s been right there with the top five at his position on our Player Rater.  Pretty much guaranteed to be underrated again next year like Wilin Rosario was this year.  For some reason, it takes an extra year for people to trust catchers not over-hyped like Posey, Wieters or Mauer.

Robinson Cano – First, J.A. Happ breaks Granderson’s forearm, now he nearly puts Cano out of commission by hitting him on the hand with a pitch.  In December, a man wearing nothing but a Yankees cap is going to enter the Burlingame, California home of J.A. Happ and is going to do things to J.A.’s Chinese food leftovers.  Cano is listed as day-to-day with the x-rays coming back negative, which is a positive.

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two more homers (27, 28).  Could someone tell Rudy’s slightly younger self to draft us Soriano instead of Berkman?

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, 2nd in as many games.  It must be nice to be playing with the fear of no repercussions for anything he’s doing since he’s already suspended.  If he’s like me, I’d be shooting up between pitches and, to add insult to injury, I’d be doing it with a Selig-inspired toupee glued to my helmet.  With the test tubes of PEDs, syringes, Bunsen burners, a bad wig and glasses, it would look like A-Rod’s doing a Jerry Lewis Nutty Professor impersonation.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4 and his 7th steal.  That’s in 32 games.  You gotta really appreciate guys who try to give you their 162-game projections in a quarter of a season.

Justin Verlander – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Game was called due to rain in the 6th, but Verlander was already out of it, having thrown 104 pitches.  What a shizzshow his season has been.  Stupid curse of being on the cover of Madden Baseball.

Paul Clemens – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Nothing to see here.  In fact, this Clemens’s nickname is Socket, because he gets lit up.

Matt Dominguez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  From the files of Do As I Say And Not As I Do, pick up Dominguez.  The man is on fire.  Hit it, Alicia Keys…He’s on fiiiiiiiiire!

Robbie Grossman – 3-for-5, 1 run and hitting near .350 over the last week.  Note to self:  Don’t get excited about Astro hitters; no one wants to own them.  Note to self, II: Do as you do, Grey.  Your handsome, people will follow your lead.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  He was day-to-day with something-or-other the other day (crack reporting right there!) and I dropped him, but I’m about to pick him up again.  Me likey.

Jordan Danks – 3-for-4 and his 6th steal (88 ABs) and had a homer the other day (3rd; not Thirdsday, you buffoon; his third homer).  I picked him up briefly on Monday, but saw the White Sox were facing a lefty and Danks sits for those, so I dropped him, but I could see streaming Danks in a deep mixed league lineup when he’s facing righties.

Matt Kemp – Ran with no issues.  Did he chew gum at the same time too?  Inquiring minds…

Jeremy Hellickson – Rays optioned him down to the High-A Charlotte Rae’s.  There, he’ll work on his pitches and help Blair and Tootie with their men trouble.

Desmond Jennings – 0-for-4, lowering his average to .248.  I’m giving him until Sunday and then I’m dropping him.  Jennings, you’ve been served!

Erick Aybar – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs.  I looked at his player page for signs from his most recent games but didn’t find any, so I’m gonna hold off on the hot schmotato talk, but I’m a cyclops with a monocle with this guy.

Mike Trout – 2-for-5 and his 23rd homer.  With MT, every glass is half-full.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’d be all over Eovaldi like a white glove on a lady named Muffy, but he tends to have these completely unforeseeable blow ups (3 IP, 9 ER vs. the Giants; 4 IP, 6 ER vs. the Brewers).

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  I’m trying to get a read on where Yelich will go in next year’s draft, but I keep looking at Yahoo’s new player pages and getting blinded.  A colored background with white font?  Who was the web designer who sold them on this?  Did they also get a free Geocities account with their order?  Unless Yelich goes completely Septacular, he will probably go around 150 overall next year, and will be someone I’ll be looking at.

Ross Ohlendorf – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.49 in 43 1/3 IP.  This is the best The Dorf has looked since the VHS tapes of The Dorf on Golf sold out in fifteen minutes.  I would not, however, trust him in any league.

Danny Salazar – 4 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  In this game between the Indians and Braves, the first 5,000 people dressed as racist stereotypes were admitted for free, the first pitch was thrown out by Ted Danson in black face and the 7th inning stretch featured The Vapors singing Turning Japanese.  Someone asked yesterday if I thought Salazar would go deep enough into games this year to be worthwhile in redraft leagues, and no, no I don’t think he will.  The Indians are being conservative with him, which is dandy for them, not so much for us.

Alex Wood – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  As you know, Razzball has grown leaps and bounds this year, so I was thinking it would be a good time to have our first media backlash.  Could someone do an ad in the spirit of Got Milk with Alex Wood, only it says “Got Wood” and his white mustache is not milk?

Shane Victorino – 3-for-3, 4 runs, 7 RBIs and 2 homers (10, 11).  This is the greatest day in Hawaiian history since King Kamehameha added sugar to his bread.  “We got sugar cane, we got pineapple, but those damn Samoans are still bigger than us.  We need sugar in our bread!”

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer.  As I’ve been maintaining for a few months now, he’ll get to 25 homers on the year or my name isn’t Grey Hashtag Albright.

Will Middlebrooks – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Facing the Giants and Dodgers pitching staffs in pitchers’ parks didn’t help Middlebrooks over the last week, but I’d still continue to roll him out there now that they’re back in Fenway.

Felix Doubront – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA is at 3.74, which is about where I projected him when I named him a sleeper in the preseason, which kinda shows the absurdity of ranking 100+ starters.  I mean, I’ll still do it, but in most leagues, the top 40 starters are really all that matter.

Wei-Yin Chen – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Um, ouch?  Well, his ERA was at 3.19 before this game which isn’t realistic for him, so it was bound to happen at some point.  He’s much more of a 3.75 ERA pitcher with a plus or minus of .25.  And that’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin.

Jon Niese – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I love Jon Niese (not really)!  I really, really love him (still don’t)!  He came up huge for me in a streaming capacity, looking a lot like the schmohawk I thought he was going to be this preseason.  I’m holding him for his next start (in Washington), but not confidently and may just drop him if someone else shows themselves.   FWIWerth, the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, and I’ve nearly talked myself out of him already.

Alex Avila – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the DL.  If you just fist pumped because Avila is back, you’re either in a 12 team league that only uses Tigers or you are Tiger Woods.

Brandon Belt – 4-for-5, 2 runs.  Belt’s power recently went the way of the drawstring pants, but he’s still hitting for average.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Since he’s gone a while with fewer homers than steals, he played this game wearing tissue boxes for cleats and peeing into milk bottles.  Luckily, someone caught Pablo before he drank what he thought was Fanta pineapple soda.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Ever since I told you to drop his oval ass, he’s been hitting.  This was the first sign of power, but as anyone who watched the playoffs last year knows he can get hot.

Ian Kennedy – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  That’s what happens when you let a Hodgepadre start away from Petco or eat after midnight.

Jason Kubel – Designated for assignment, but the D-Backs are still on the line for $8.5 million owed to him.  Diamondbacks get rid of top arm prospects and throw away money on veteran bats.  In related news, Kevin Towers should be fired this offseason.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Ugh.  It was bound to happen, but Ziegler’s reverting back to the marginal reliever he was every year prior that can’t get out lefties.  Their different shaped scissors scares him.  With Putz on the DL, there’s no one really to step in so Ziegler will probably keep the job for a little while longer.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting over .300 in the last week with two homers.  Rico Sauve is usually pretty yawnstipating, but I’d own him when he’s going well.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting near .350 in the last week.   Yelp reviews are saying this Eaton is, “terrific” and “there’s always available parking.”

Ian Kinsler – 4-for-5, 1 run and his 10th steal.  10 steals?  Why so run shy?

Dustin Ackley – 3-for-3, hitting near .400 in the last week and had a homer earlier this week.  Cleanliness is next to Godliness so Dustin is trying to get to heaven, and he’s a hot schmotato.

Travis Wood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Dodgers.  Got Wood?  Then you had more balls than me.  I wouldn’t have touched him in this start but he gets the MIA Marlins next, which is decent.

Joe Kelly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K.  Only a Cardinals pitcher can get away with 11 baserunners, 1 K and only allowing one run.  Seriously.  I’m flummoxed.  I’m full of flummoxie.  I’m a lummox on the flummoxie tip.

Kevin Correia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Kansas City.  Then the communists took over.  You know, after Correia did away with the Royals.

Billy Butler – 2-for-5 and his 14th homer and 2nd in as many games.  His homer came off Ryan Pressly and, ironically, Butler had peanut butter and banana droppings on his jersey.

James Shields – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.14 and raising his record to 9-8.  Murray Chass would say he’s just barely trying.

Danny Duffy – The Royals are calling him up to face the Twins today.  That’s a great stream for Ks, but could either give you a 4 IP, 6 ER, 7 Ks game or a 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 Ks game, i.e., it’s risky to rock a Duffy to rock a Duffy that’s right on time, it’s risky.

Carlos Pena – Royals signed him to a minor league contract.  The Royals front office said some of their games were running long and Pena could help with that.

Mike Moustakas – Out a few games with strep throat.  Fun fact!  In the 1800′s, if a woman removed an undergarment for a man before marriage people would walk by her and do that thing where you cough, say ‘slut’ and cough again, so ‘strip throat’ then changed over the years to strep throat.

440 Responses

  1. gareth says:
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    You know who’s run shy? Brett gardner.

    I’m in a tight race in my roto league and steals is a category I need to gain ground in.

    So I look at the Yankees box score for sb’s. And this is what I see:

    Sb ichiro, sb soriano

    Next day : sb granderson, sb A-Rod.

    So All these veterans are running wild, but not a peep from the only guy on that team under 30 with genuine speed. Arggghh!

    Meanwhile the guy im battling for first place has jacoby ellsbury. Fml.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Yeah, I hear ya

  2. Joey B. says:
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    If you had to pick between Eaton and Khris Davis for rest-of-season performance, who would you go with? (Or would you try to roster them both?)

    • Hondo says:
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      @Joey B.:

      I’m in the same boat,I think I’m going with Eaton.

  3. Donald trump says:
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    The new yahoo blows. Especially on my iPhone.

    • Bunny says:
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      @Donald trump: Agree. Thrown me off my game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donald trump: You mean, your iPhone, the greatest phone in the history of the world that is also sponsoring our next Celebrity Apprentice challenge.

  4. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Best Title!

  5. Fungazi says:
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    If you think the yahoo baseball player pages are bad, you should see football. The league page, team page, everything has that stupid full football field in the background. There is no white space. It’s really messing with my head.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Fungazi: Agreed. A dark stationary background with electric blue font. Feels like I’m playing space invaders when I scroll around.

  6. goodfold2 says:
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    just noticing that ackley and parra were this hot. normally i’d say i need RBI’s rather than runs, but this week my team is playing ONLY against federalist/andrelton/morneau/donaldson/mclousy/carp/. others are injured or benched since this owner is very absentee here. so it’s more about ROS 4th OF’er here (and i’ve got 16 rbi’s already on 17 hits, and “only” 6 runs, (and this isn’t even the team that has victorino on it)). I’ll probably give Hoes another day or 2, maybe. Pick one
    joyce (can certainly bench against lefties)/parra/ackley/avisail

  7. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Dominguez or Khristopher as UTL/sub ROS?

    Also, I still have some Wood (Alex) but recently lost some too (Travis) so I’m a little limp. I dumped Travis thinking he wouldn’t get many wins down the stretch and in the playoffs.. Did I Dickey myself over?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Looks like both Woods get Mia next…

      my sense is Khris is over…the Khris is over…booda-bye bye…

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Wake Up: Follow-up – Davis or Leonys

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Sixto Lezcano: if that’s your replacement..I’d hold…Avisail avail?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wake Up: The J-I-M-M-Y, it’s Jimmy…Rollins

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: This absolutely sounds crazy but does it make any sense to consider going with Dominguez over Machado in a 5×5? I LOVE Manny but for this year his power just isn’t there yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  8. The Thumb says:
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    Are you stashing Taijuan? Looks like he might get the start Friday against the Asstros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Thumb: I’m not as I said in yesterday’s post

  9. AP says:
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    Recently dropped Marte and Ziegler, and I picked up Niese for a streamer start yesterday. There’s no question here, just patting myself on the back for good timing. With my free hand, I’d also like to pat Grey on the back, as his advice all year has lead to me entering September with a huge lead in my league. THAT’S DOUBLE BACKPATTIN’, Y’ALL!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Ha! No problem

  10. Later Tater says:
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    don’t know if you all know, but yesterday was free Marlon Byrd T-shirt night at Metco

  11. Five-On-One says:
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    I need to pick up two OFs for the stretch run. Options are guys like Ruf, Ethier, Dickerson, Morse, Garcia, Nava, Viciedo, Swisher. Which two do I choose (5×5 roto, all cats are still close)?

  12. Marv says:
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    Grey,
    Need to pick 12 keepers out of these guys:
    Locked in –> 1. Mauer 2.Votto 3.Goldy 4.Braun 5.McCutch 6.Bruce 7.Rizzo 8.Sale
    9. 10. 11. 12. – can’t decide (pick 4) – J. Altuve, S. Castro, I. Desmond, M. holliday, P. Sandoval, Kuroda, Kimbrel, Chapman, Samardzija

    Please help me out, I’m in a H2H 10-team keeper (currently in 1st place)
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marv: Desmond, Aroldis, Kimbrel, Sandoval

  13. Bunny says:
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    Drop Zeigler for Clippard? Note says they may use him to close. Anyone know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bunny: I’d hold

  14. ashtray says:
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    Can anybody talk me down from picking up a bunch of Astros?

    Oberholtzer and Peacock pitching well and both facing nothing but Mariners, Athletics and Twins over the next couple weeks.

    Dominguez mashing taters all over the place.

    This can’t be good for my squad…. right?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @ashtray: I’m looking at grabbing Peacock too…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Wake Up: you’re grabbing cock? eh too easy

  15. G’morning Grey. I had Wei-Yin Chen on the bench yesterday, so I didn’t end up taking that line on the chen. But seems he’s droppable, even in a 14-team redraft league. Are any of Chacin, Niese, Randall Delgado, Paul Maholm, Martin Perez, Kluber, or McAlisair an upgrade? Or am I better yet using that spot for the pick du jour from SoN?

    Thanks!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Enrique: When you’re that deep, it’s a streamer spot. I don’t know what Niese’s schedule is, but hard to want to roll with him compared to the other guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Morning…Perez has a good matchup today…Agree with Cram, they’re streamers

  16. smegma says:
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    Drop Beachy for McCallister who gets 2 starts first week of playoffs (KC, @CWS)? I don’t think there’s any chance of Beachy returning this year and even if he does anyone would have to be half crazy to start him in fantasy playoffs, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Go for it, Beachy’s done

  17. smegma says:
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    *McAllister

  18. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    Wow, SON hates Chacin’s home start tonight against the Giants (-7.6). Who you like better, Chacin tonight or Gerrit Cole at home tomorrow vs Brewers (SON 12.1)? I really think this is a tougher call than the SON is making ti out to be.

  19. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I’m not so sure Kinsler is very run shy this year. He’s just been sucking it up. 10 SB’s with 9 caught stealing attempts. Ouch!!!

    I think I’m going to drop Salazar for a rotating streaming spot. He only threw 76 pitchers last night.

    I’m tempted to pick up Niese, even after what he did to my team earlier in the year.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: i’m holding Niese…

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Wake Up: Yeah, he’s been impressive in his last three starts (that I remember). I think I may have to pick him up!

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Wash…bottom 5 in Runs scored…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: That’s true on Kinsler… I got this new shiny toy term that I’m throwing around now

  20. Five-On-One says:
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    Trying to fill my last SP slot. K’s, W’s and WHIP are key. Gray vs TB, Estrada Vs. LAA, Lohse Vs. LAA or Lynn @ PIT? Lynn has been horrible lately, and Gray and Estrada have been pretty darned good, but TB and LAA offenses are better than PIT. Help is much appreciated.

  21. LarryA says:
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    I need a 5th OF for Runs, SB, and avg. Parra, Jon Jay, or Hoes?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @LarryA: Parra

  22. pwnightmare says:
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    On the news that Buck is leaving the Mets, I came across what is known as the saddest GIF ever. I have to admit (as a Harvey owner four-times over and as a childhood Mets fan) that this thing made me a little verklempt. Now, talk amongst yourselves…

    The Saddest GIF ever.

  23. Casey says:
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    I have Zieglar and Hawkins as closers in my league. I am currently 2nd in my league, but I have no shot at winning the save category(roto). Do you suggest I drop them both and get middle relievers with high K potential instead? If so…any suggestions?
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Casey: can 3rd catch you?

  24. chillmodious says:
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    1. Who would you rather own more for the stretch run, Cashner or Travis Wood?

    2. Start or sit today:

    Lackey vs. Bal
    MadBum @ Col

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: 1. Neither really, they’re matchup guys… Chasner… 2. What Wake said

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: if that’s true it’s time to drop lackey, as bos and bal both have like the worst ROS schedules in baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  25. Silky says:
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    Dominguez, Aramis or Middlebrooks for the final stretch? Yahoo H2H points league

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Silky: Aramis

  26. kyle says:
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    Tabata, Hoes, or Dominguez to replace Marte?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @kyle: Dominguez

  27. Tracy says:
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    Thanks for all of the great advice this season. Enjoyed your Nikki Dinki reference.

    Could you please rank the following ROS: Rosario, Wieters, Napoli, Castro and Lucroy?
    Also, would you drop any of Medlin, Sabathia or Garza for A Wood, S Gray, Estrada or Haren?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: Ha, no problem… Wilin, Wieters, Lucroy… All 3 SPs for Wood, Estrada, Haren

  28. Moët says:
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    Grey,

    Please choose – and is it close :

    H Bailey @STL (Wainwright) OR D Gee @WAS (Zimmerman)

    Not interested in K’s. Mainly looking at ERA and Wins – and Losses hurt.

    Bailey has pitched twice in STL this year and gotten ripped both times. Gee has faced WAS four times and pitched decently all four.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moët: Gee, not close…

  29. Jon says:
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    I need to start at least one of these:

    Kendrick @ CHC
    Porcello vs CLE
    Tillman @ BOS
    Cashner @ LAD

    Which is the least worst? Best chance of Ks/wins?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jon: Porcello

  30. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Is Ruf a hot schmo mo that’s gonna cool off? those 3 homers in 3 days really helped me out, but I dont want them to skew my judgement. I’m starting Parra today but keeping Ruf on the bench just in case. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: He has power, but like any player will get cold at some point…

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: NO HERE’S NOT DAMMIT! HE’S HITTING HRS EVERY OTHER GAME. . 15 IN THE LAST 30 GAMES! Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  31. Jon says:
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    ROS replacement for Harvey?

    Morton, Erasmo, Peralta, Kendrick, Milone

    • Jon says:
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      McCarthy would be another option…

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Jon: those are matchup guys…

      • Jon says:
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        @Wake Up: yeah, but I have an open spot on my roster so I want to add somebody.

      • Jon says:
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        @Wake Up: do you mean I just stream?

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Jon: yes

          • Jon says:
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            @Wake Up: limited moves in playoffs so I’d rather own someone and sit him with bad matchups.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Jon: morton’s ROS schedule is very, very good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Wake, these aren’t great for every start… Peralta

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: thanks! You too, Wake Up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Jon: what Grey said…

  32. Jason Katnip says:
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    Start or Sit:

    Hamels @ NYM
    Lackey vs. Baltimore

    Admit you were wrong about Lackey…

  33. Wheeler of Fortune says:
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    Leonys Martin has given me nothing these past few weeks, and I need steals. Should I drop for any of the following?
    Bonifacio, Eaton, Eric Young, Dyson

  34. Harris says:
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    Before the week I had a bunch of horrible two start options. McCarthy,Eovaldi,Salazar and Lyons. I went with Lyons and Eovaldi. Lyons pitched well, and got rewarded with a trip to Memphis. Eovaldi gave up two in the first last night and settled in. If the Marlins could have managed to score a run off Ohlendoff, who looks like hes pitching in 1918 with that idiotic windup, He’d have put up a good number. Salazar is on the same pitch count I was on in 1980 at the age of 10 when I was the Bruce Sutter of my Little League. Fortunately the whole league is having a rough first couple of days with there pitching. I don’t have a question, its just that this is the only place where talking about my FB team is not as uninteresting as talking to people about how much my nephews enjoyed summer camp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: re: Ohlendorf — HA! How was their summer camp experience?

      • Harris says:
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        @Grey: great time!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Together!

  35. Chris says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    I’m with you on Jennings. In fact, I’m so pissed off with this guy I might not make it to Sunday. Which of these dudes do you like as a replacement for this under-achieving bum? Emilio Bonifacio, Robbie Grossman, L.J. Hoes, Justin Ruggiano, Gerrardo Parra. The list isn’t pretty, but any one of these guys would give me better production than Des right now. Never drafting this shmuck again. Anyway, thanks in advance for you fantasy genius!

    • Chris says:
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      Forgot to add Avasail Garcia to that list!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Morning… Avisail…

  36. B.o.B says:
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    Been holding onto Cueto in my 1 DL spot for awhile now but with Marte on the DL and not swinging a bat for 2 weeks, should I drop him and keep holding Cueto or put Marte in the DL spot and drop Cueto? Or keep as is with Cueto in the DL spot and hold Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B: You can probably lose both, but I’d lose Marte first

  37. Swat290 says:
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    Your Jeff Locke blurb has me lost…

  38. LongoTulo says:
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    I have been holding out hope for Rendon, but might grab Ackley and kick Rendon to the curb…probably should’ve long ago but haven’t really needed to. 12 team h2h. Thanks!

  39. Wake Up says:
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    The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap…imagine how clean he keeps his mipples…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound like a desk clerk and a bad motel… Hotel soap? You’re sitting on a gold mine.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I wish…just ate too much saffron last night…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eat a pound of lavender and get in the tub with me!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: (I’m assuming that’s the jet-lag talking… or is this Jay+)…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was just making body soap… And jet lag…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: I will reply by quoting the great and powerful Pooh…when asked who would he like to dine with, and what he would like with his carrots…”Tigger, peas!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA

  40. ryan says:
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    Great write-up, Grey! Please help me out with a couple roster decisions as playoffs approach. 10-team mixed redraft league, 13 categories (hits, losses, IP).

    David Wright went down and I’ve been using A-Rod. Dominguez, Arrenado, and A. Ramirez are available. Should I swap out A-Rod or leave well enough alone?

    Here’s the rotation: Scherzer, Hamels, Kuroda, Holland, Peavy, Dickey, Haren, Lincecum, Niese, (Kluber on DL). Out of Haren, Lincecum, Niese, and Kluber, keep two for the playoffs. I have a bye next week so Kluber should return in time.

    Thanks for the help, and thanks for Goldy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Dominguez… Niese, Haren

  41. Big Magoo says:
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    Niese’s #s in four starts since coming off of the DL: 3-0, 28 IP, 21 H, 6 ER, 6 BB, 28 K.

    #s vs Washington since ’10: 3-0, 38 IP, 34 H, 10 ER, 6 BB, 39 K.

    #s when pitching in Nationals Park since ’10: 1-0, 19.2 IP, 16 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 21 K.

    Looks like a pretty solid matchup in Washington.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does look that way, I have since dropped him for Liriano… I had a waiver claim last night…

  42. chillmodious says:
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    Estrada or Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  43. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Would you lose Ziegler for L. Hawkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey, you’re the tits

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. xtremehulk says:
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    Playoff bye week this week. Looking to stream next week…

    Albers vs Hou or Milone vs Hou ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone

  45. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Hittertron is pretty high on Konerko the rest of the way. Do you think Kony keeps hitting like my nerdphew on the whiffle ball tee, or he puts on some glasses so his old eyes can see the pitch again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I would own him, but my hopes aren’t as high for him…

  46. Jose says:
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    Would you start Homer Bailey today at STL? Streamonator has him around 6.3 value I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would in some leagues, not in most

    • Mike says:
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      @Jose: Aaaaah I’m in the same situation, don’t know what to do, should probably flip a coin, although I’m thinking of starting him, feeling the Reds will avoid the sweep

      • Jose says:
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        @Mike:

        It’s a tough week because of a dearth of good 2-start pitchers in 12-team leagues. I had Iwakuma and Niese go yesterday and it was a pretty good overall result (thanks to Niese). Bailey is just such an extreme pitcher that I know he’ll either lock up ERA and WHIP for me for the week with a golden start, or wreck it good with a clunker (which we would call a Homer if Homer didn’t already mean something in baseball).

  47. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    Start or Sit
    Bumgarner @ Col
    Baily @ Stl

    I also have Nolasco going v Chi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit, sit

  48. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey
    I am trying to figure out what to do with my OF/UTIL situation.
    I currently am starting D.FOWLER, L.MARTIN, W.VENABLE. I also start J.WERTH and C.GRANDERSON but am happy with their production.
    Would you drop any of those guys for
    C.CRISP
    A.EATON
    K.DAVIS
    M.DOMINGUEZ
    A.DUNN
    M.JOYCE
    D.RUF
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler for Crisp, Martin for Dominguez if it’s power you seek

  49. Jiggy Nits says:
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    I’m thinking I can probably hold on to 1st because I have a pretty big lead – so I’m considering selling for some keepers. 5×5 NL only keeper.

    My Chapman (3$) Aoki (11) Zimmerman (15) for his Segura (1) Alonso (1) Medlen (10)

    Am I giving too much for Segura? Ill have him for 2014 and 2015 at 1$

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Grey: How much would you say Alonso goes in a 10 team NL only auction next year? 7?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $7

  50. AA says:
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    Is Carlos Torres worth a pickup for his start against Philly tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure in some leagues

  51. You Should Sue Shin-Soo Choo, Shouldn't You? says:
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    Any news on Sonny Gray? In/out, when?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard anything yet, I think he’s still in as of right now

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Milone got sent down,so I guess Gray is safe.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Hondo: as is GD straily.

  52. SF1966 says:
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    Bench/ DL this week:

    Kemp, Bautista, Marte, D Brown

    I needed Marte… having a hard time dropping him

    Do it. Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • SF1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        He gone. Drafted him/Marte & Brown off your OF rankings in the later rounds… Great value.

        C Carter v Sale or Konerko v Cosart ???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Konerko

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            konerko having trouble getting around on 92+ mph
            fastballs , from what i’ve seen lately .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t be surprised… He got old fast

  53. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better sagnof, bell or stash putz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Putz

  54. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Leonys or Dominguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Dominguez

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey:

        OF: De Aza, Stanton, Venable and CarGomez, Moss and Leonys as subs.

        3B: Machado starts, so I would use Doming either to back him with pop or start at UTIL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dominguez over Martin

          • Sixto Lezcano says:
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            @Grey: Thanks man. Bomb-voyaged and sonava-benched by Leonys already but that’s aight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, at least you got the bomb voyage

  55. Mjh says:
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    Why is hittertron so low on Ruf? He really that bad of a choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitter-Tron questions should be directed to Rudy on the Hitter-Tron itself…

      • Mjh says:
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        @Grey: I trust people more. Do you trust Ruf? Over Hamilton or similar disappointing shampoo mavens?

        • Hittertron says he’s a marginal play (close to $0) against RHP and a solid streaming play vs. LHP. His biggest asset is power and he’s not going to keep current pace. His splits are odd so far – doing well power wise (and BABIP luckwise) against RHP and bad luck vs. LHP. But I’d imagine he’ll move to league average on both in terms of better # vs. LHP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Hamilton over Ruf

  56. FillyP says:
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    Damn this is a huge week for me. If I can gain 3 points and get the division back, I’m guaranteed a bye in the first round next week and my entry fee ($150). If the league were to end today, I’d literally win the division by 0.5 point. *faints*

    Still holding onto my final 2 moves, but I’m worried about Dom Brown and Moss. I can easily drop Ross from my bench. My 3 weakest categories are SB (I don’t think I’ve had ONE in weeks) and AVG/OBP. Given that, should I make a move for any of the following? These are guys I would need to hold through the playoffs (3 weeks).

    Eric Young, Crisp, Joyce, K. Davis, Ruf, A-Rod, Headley, Bonifacio, Salvy, Parra, Middlebrooks, Dyson..

    Trying hard not to soil myself, have a heart attack, or both. Thanks!

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP:

      Wright also available, but I think that’s a risky proposition…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp over Moss

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ve got Ross on the bench, so I’m going to hold onto Moss and drop him for Crisp. That’s who I was heavily leaning toward. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, no problem

  57. EK says:
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    Pls rank these for H2H pts playoffs:

    Gee @ ATL, vs WAS, vs MIA, @ PHI, @ CIN
    Quintana @ BAL, vs CLE, vs MIN, vs TOR, vs KC
    Porcello vs CLE, @ BOS, @ CWS, vs SEA, vs CWS, @ MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Quintana

  58. Ed H. says:
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    Who would you rather have-Chris Johnson or Matt Dominguez as a backup to Panda?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

  59. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi,

    M.Cain was dropped in one of my keepers league. Pick him up right?
    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  60. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey, which CLE starter do you like?
    Kazmir vs NYM, vs KC or
    Salazar vs NYM, @CWS
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

  61. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m guessing aybar at util today is better than Hoes (0-15)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s who I’m going with…Aybar…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: and miller too, over hoes/eric chavez (lefty)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, over those two

  62. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Can’t throw Bailey vs STL right? 5.61 career ERA vs them……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in most leagues

  63. Hondo says:
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    Milone got sent down.If Gray starts Saturday his schedule will be TB,HOU,@MIN,LAA,MIN,@SEA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think Gray will stay on that schedule…He could, but everything’s up in the air with pitching rotations

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah,I’ve even heard speculation he might start Sunday.It looks like Anderson is going to the BP,but it’s still fuzzy in Oakland.

        I’m doing all I can to not drop Verlander for Parker or Estrada.Thoughts?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Hondo:

          It’s up in the air still last I heard, though not real current, but I think there’s a strong reason to put Anderson in the ‘pen as neither Blevins nor Doolittle can get anybody out. That leaves them short arms and absent left arms in the pen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Parker at home and Estrada in certain matchups over Verlander

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:
            If Verlander stays on schedule he gets CLE,@KC,KC,MIA,SEA,@MIN,@MIA

            I gotta think even Leyland will leave him alone to get his mind right(like Cool Hand Luke) for next year.
            Plus I’d have to activate Jeter off the DL(or dump him for a streaming spot,prefer to keep Miller as SS for now) then I’d have to drop someone else ,probably Khris.I’d also have to dump Halladay off the DL,no big loss there.

            I guess I’m gonna have to hold for awhile,this and the next 2 weeks don’t matter and I’ve also got Stras,Price,Hamel,JZimm and Gray on a 21 man roster.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, just hold… And Davis seems like the right one there

  64. 'Topes says:
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    Super Shallow 8 team H2H league. I need to drop a pitcher so I can pick up one more bat for the playoffs next week, who would you drop, anticipating a 2 week playoff starting next monday:

    Gallardo
    Teheran
    Niese
    Minor
    Samardija
    Medlen
    Haren

    Or are ALL these arms worth having and I should go light on the bats (my offense has dominated this season)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo, Samardzija, but I’d look at schedules

  65. bossmanjunior says:
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    Rajai v Kuroda or Eaton v Erlin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  66. OaktownSteve says:
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    Comments kind of dying down lately as teams fall out of the running. Little touch of fall in the air already here in Oaktown.

    How about the Rangers hanging a 5 on The King. How happy are they to be rid of Hamilton? Angels probably holding the two worst contracts in MLB. AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA.

    Streamed the Ethier HR today. Short stacked Phils v Gyro Dice.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @OaktownSteve: and still paying wells and not much in the minors and still raking in the profits…HOW DOES THIS MONEY THING WORK???

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wake Up:

        It’s the OC…there’s always money in the banana stand.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @OaktownSteve: haha…luckily I have the afternoon free…”nothing” cancelled…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loving this F-Her’s start…I streamed Martin Perez and Rudy has F-Her…HAHAHAHAHA

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        There’s something particularly diabolical about the internet laugh you let loose when reveling in Rudy’s misery. 9 spot! Rangers have been on fire since the ASB. I like Wash. Wish the A’s had kept him in the family.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My laugh is echoing around my dungeon and reverberating across the IM interwebs to Rudy… A 9 spot with the final nail in the coffin a Beltre homer who I own… HAHAHAHAHA

          • and i dropped Leonys this morning…yeah, perfect game for Grey….perez is a shoo-in for the win now.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Rudy Gamble:

              such a sinking feeling…disproportionate to it’s place in the universe but sinking nonetheless.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Rudy Gamble: I dropped him the other day. A day-to-day geezer just doesn’t cut it at this time of year. Need less to say a 3-run jack off the King was the last thing I was expecting.

              Gets worse though – he was picked up by the guy I’m chasing in HRs.

              Not to mention I almost grabbed Ethier for today.

              But didn’t.

              • ha, yeah, i’m pretty much frozen in SB right now and need HRs. he hasn’t hit a HR for me in almost 100 ABs (very good SB, decent R/RBI). Just wasn’t a smart play to hold onto especially w/ F-Her pitcher @SEA and tomorrow being an off-day.

                oh well. i’ve definitely had some good fortune streaming hitters this year. Let’s see how Dirks does today (who i picked up after dropping Martin w/ an add/drop interlude for Morse who didn’t start today)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t try and jinx Perez…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey: I’m loving my Beltre,Goldy,Cano IF this year(with a side of WW pickup Carpenter).
            SS has been a little hairy since I traded Reyes and Medlen for Stras,but Miller has grown on me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s real solid

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want to win the league on the final day after not being in first all year…The joy!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            That’s what the A’s did last year and man it was sweet. You know I’m pulling for you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You and all of Razzball nation, even if they don’t know it… Rudy’s the evil empire!

              • @Grey: no need to demonize me, man. my karma is lilly-f’in white after bailing out Pianowski and agreeing to trade Trout for Braun whom he accidentally picked 1st in the snake draft. Not sure there’s a pennant race if I don’t do that…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That was a deal that needed to be done since he meant to draft Trout… You don’t get karma points for that, just don’t lose any…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    No I disagree…that’s a solid. Rudy just garnered a fraction of my allegiance in this exchange.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s what he was trying to do… You fell for the oldest trick in the book, mon!

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @OaktownSteve:

                      My mom was prescient when she named me Steve “Gullible” Tuttle.

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @OaktownSteve: Not to mention impeccable taste in christian names.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Rudy Gamble: giving someone their wallet back when they drop it standing next to you would be a non-shitty act to make, thus it’s closer to break even decent human. What Rudy did is slightly better, as Piano-man or whomever could have just changed his mind after picking Braun; so more actively positive action there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Piano was saying his thing froze up during and wanted Trout but autodrafted Braun, so he didn’t change his mind after…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, interesting to see the two leagues and the differences in what ratios/stas get you what points. I’d be a 10 in ERA in your league for example.

                Just realised I only have 136 GS – may need to get a wriggle on…

  67. Wake Up says:
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    start Vargas @ TB?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up: its a deeper H2H…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in most leagues

    • Carnac says:
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      I wouldn’t. No team hits better against LHP than Tampa. (Except maybe Detroit.)

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: @Carnac: thanks. was leaning no…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wake Up:

      So if we aren’t starting Vargas are we streaming Odoreater?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @OaktownSteve: no need to chance it in the RCL format for me…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Since I grabbed everybody else and left him, he’ll probably be the best of the bunch.

  68. circus peanut says:
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    is chris davis for prince fielder straight up fair? h2h league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  69. BERK says:
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    I also want to drop Jennings and maybe Rizzo. Rizzo is in a UT spot so I could grab any schmohawk on waivers. Own Rizzo anywhere? Holding him or cutting loose? I could grab The Federalist, Emilio Bonerface, A-Rod, Matt Dominguez…Not hurting majorly in any category, just need general production down the stretch here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own Rizzo and I’m sitting on him… He’s not a UTIL guy for me though… I’d go Dominguez in your situation

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @BERK: those two ass hats are the main reason (well maybe) I’m not in the playoffs this year cuz I held them toooooo long dump them ASAP

      • BERK says:
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        @frankgrimes: Thanks, Grimey.

  70. Any Rangers fans want to comment on Neftali Feliz pending activation this weekend? Stats have looked good in minors, so I’m curious how quickly he gets put into the late innings for Sniffy Washington? Rangers pen is pretty damn loaded now. Is this still the hierarchy?

    Nathan – Closer
    Scheppers – 8th innning
    Frasor – 7th / 8th inning
    Cotts – 6th/7th
    Soria – 6th/7th (closer should anything happen to Nathan)
    Ross – lefty specialist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz isn’t gonna sniff (your word) high leverage situations for a while in that bullpen

      • @Grey:

        maybe a taste?
        ^
        6×6 (holds) league, redraft — do you like:

        Neftali Feliz, Drew Storen or Sergio Santos better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Santos

  71. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a weekly league where i need avg and rbi, would you start carter over rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For this week, maybe… Ask again on Sunday for next week

  72. fitz says:
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    Leonys is alive! Unfortunately he’s probably on everybody’s bench.

  73. OaktownSteve says:
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    You cutting ties with Ziegler yet Albright? Hasn’t had a save in three weeks. Look at Hochevar or Alex Torres or Dunesing or some such.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need every save I can get, but I’d look elsewhere in some leagues…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hochevar has been great – except when *I* need him to be.

      I’ve been helped and burned by Duensing in equal measure this year, but he’s been terrific lately and I’ve gone back to him in a couple of leagues. His SP eligibilty is especially sweet in my H2H Holds league where I’m relievers only.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        How’s punt SP’s worked out for you?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Pretty well. I’m in a solid 3rd place, virtually assured of making the playoffs.

          I drafted what looked like a great looking hitting team, but one that unfortunately included Braun, J-Up and Panda. Goldy has carried me a long way and I’ve recently got good mileage out of Venable and Castro. i traded for Philips and Votto during the season too. If J-Up can finish strong it will be a big help in the playoffs.

          If I have a poor hitting week I don’t have much margin for error but it makes it interesting I suppose.

  74. SteveNZ says:
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    Philips hitting second for the Reds tonight. Frazier down to 6th, Bruce in the cleanup spot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  75. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Which start do you like better: Estrada vs LAA or Tai Walker @ HOU?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  76. ryanjoe13 says:
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    HEADS UP for anyone interested: Maurer pitched today for the Mariners. People on the Mariners beat are saying that Taijuan Walker will likely get called up after the game today and start Friday night in Houston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  77. Hondo says:
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    From Yahoos comments on Cano for todays(Wednesday) game-” Slugging .556 in 9 AB’s vs Happ since last season”.

    What do they do,outsource their comments to Indian cricket fans who don’t have electricity?At least they don’t have him listed as starting.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo: Whoa,the HTML tag got away from me like a Happ fastball.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Hondo: Like a squirrel flying off a spinning corncob?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  78. SteveNZ says:
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    Shit – no Goldy for the Diamondbacks tonight. Booo.

    • Hondo says:
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      @SteveNZ: @SteveNZ: I’m sitting Bruce vs Wainright.

      Damn,my only 1B backup is Carpenter,who is sitting in for Cano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I’m playing Cano and Domonic and now Goldy short

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Castro out too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw… Damn, and tomorrow’s a short schedule day (AJ!), which means I’m really shorthanded for two days… This sucks… I did reach 2nd place in the RCL with Perez’s win!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nice. I’m not streaming anyone today. No one that I (or the SON) really liked. Came THIS close to grabbing Archer, decided against it. Can’t afford a blow-up, and I have a 5-win lead.

            Would love Campana to run wild tonight…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: If he was playing. Eff, eff, effity-eff.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, oops

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll hope for you with Campana, but I dropped him… Needed Aybar in case Cano was out and Brown in… Ended up not mattering…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Rollins with a two-out swipe!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I love it! Need three more tonight, please…

  79. Black & White says:
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    Expectations for Walker’s start vs HOU on Friday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much, some Ks…

  80. JRO says:
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    Start bailey tonight at stl. Expect him to have solid outing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t expect a solid outing

  81. costaricanchata says:
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    so glad i started king felix and sat andrus in my keeper league
    and then also sat leonys in my dynasty .
    glad , i tell ya .

    i call you … ishmaels .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  82. Hondo says:
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    Nats in a rain delay,I think a bird flew over and took a piss.My Dad is 85 years old and he went to the doctor today in a wheelchair when it was raining harder than this.Buncha rich,spoiled punks- get back on the lawn!

    (Insert grizzled Clint Eastwood pic here)

  83. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    bad news f-her and kuroda has both turned to shit last couple starts.
    good news (early returns) straily is looking worse than milone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • ryanjoe13 says:
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        @Grey: holy kuroda… not good timing for me. Need Bumgarner to cash in a great start badly tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, ugly start

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bum at Coors? Hmm…

          • ryanjoe13 says:
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            @Grey: yeah not the greatest matchup but i gotta roll with it and hope for best

            luckily the guy I’m facing had Fister and Strasburg going

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good luck!

  84. SteveNZ says:
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    Dunno if the regression fairies have paid Wainwright a full-on visit, but they’re certainly peeping through his front window.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, that’s a full-on visit by them…

  85. goodfold2 says:
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    if milone and straily really were playing for their jobs, then why did they (mr.manager at OAK town) send him down before today’s straily start? really stupid. straily’s now allowed 9 baserunners in 4 innings. Yeah, stick with that guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re just moving pieces around to set up their rotation, rosters expand this weekend…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so should I wait on dropping Milone for Kazmir (after TEX start his ROS is this: vsNYM,@WSOX,vsLAA,vsMIN,@WSOX)? When Kluber comes back my worst pitcher at the time is getting dropped, so either one of these 2 or smyly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Kazmir

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i’m grabbing him as soon as he’s off waivers tomorrow night, as this is scarce pitcher league. I’ve hoarded up 11 SP for the playoffs now (including Kluber but not Kaz) and 4 RP’s.

  86. JRO says:
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    Whoa yeah wainright. Bad thing firgit to bench homer goid thing i hope he has tge lead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Bailey capitalizes…

  87. SteveNZ says:
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    Please don’t let J-Up be reverting to his former bad self.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have EY? Inching up here…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah, he’s owned in Original Recipe. I’m relying on Altuve (who never gets aboard anymore), Venable and (to a lesser extent) Cuddyer and Choo tonight…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha… Yeah, Altuve’s having a season to forget…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: And yet he’s one of those guys I have a lot of trouble getting rid of. Drafted him relatively high, I guess is why.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, and really for the position he plays he’s okay…Just not very exciting…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Jeez, and I looked at Florimon for today too. Went with Simmons instead…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Impressive you even looked at Florimon

  88. Hondo says:
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    Stammen taking over for Stras after the rain delay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That really sucks for those in Games Started leagues…

  89. SteveNZ says:
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    Wheeeee. Glad someone dropped Moss in my 14-teamer…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oh. Schmohawks has him in OR. was 1 ahead of him in HRs at start of day. Now 4 behind…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Bob has 6 HRs and 18 RBI today.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Holy crap… I have seen a lot of offense today…on other teams… Not on my teams…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Feels like a day when I’ve stood still (in RCL anyway) and the guys ahead of me, have moved further ahead. #needahug

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                #i’mhereforyou

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Archer poked his effing tongue out at me too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hehe

  90. SteveNZ says:
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    Sal Perez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was bound to do something at some point

  91. ryanjoe13 says:
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    dump Rizzo for Moss’ hot bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it

  92. herschel says:
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    shiva perez waking from the dead? nice that he puts two good weeks together after everyone has dropped him….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it’s funny, he’s had all of these homers starting on the day I was forced to keep him in 2 catcher league when i set my 16 waiver claims with him being dropped for castro as the last one. If i put it higher those are all waiver homers. Castro has had I think 1 in that time too, but many less RBI’s. Bad news though, in same league i didn’t get home with enough time to take out campana for bruce (bruce was originally benched due to facing waino, and i need steals more than homers/rbi’s) those 5 rbi’s would’ve taken me out of a tie for 5th into sole possession of 4th and only 5 down from 3rd.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  93. Hondo says:
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    Sonovabenched by Bruce because I missed Khris not starting.That and Kenley with the 3 K non save and the Stras washout when he was looking great have befouled my mood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It would befoul anyone

  94. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Why can’t they pick a day versus a RHP for AuShizz to take a day off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know why he ever has to sit…

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: He’s had a few CS since his last SB and had a couple of long games recently, legs might be a little heavy.

        Anywho, wonder how much better Sale’s statline would look had he faced the same competition Darvish has. Yu’s gotten Houston 4 times, while Sale has faced the top 3 offenses in baseball against LHP 8 times, and faced other teams in the top 8 a handful of times. As it is, Sale’s advanced metrics are right in line with Clayton Kershaw’s, if not a hair better across the board. And his velocity has increased as the season has worn on, even averaging over 95 in a couple starts after the break. His windup and delivery are still scary, obviously, but I’m in lurve

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, the injury concern scared me off this year, but he’s been a solid top 20 pitcher all year that could only get better…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: do you mean so you’re actually happy about putting chavez in his place? I could’ve done that if i had gotten home in time.

  95. JRO says:
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    Funny, Cardinals 2nd string basically minus the stars and even their 2nd pitching rotation prob be 500 team in the NL. Gotta be nice to be a Cardinals fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they make a lot of what they have

  96. royce! says:
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    Put a Byrd on it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  97. SteveV says:
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    I need my last starter. Would you pick any of these guys or should I go streamer?

    Lincecum, Santiago, McAllister, Kazmir, Richards, Griffin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  98. SteveNZ says:
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    And there goes a save opp for Holland. Fuck this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit! Feels like he goes weeks without an opp…

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: Could be worse. Could be an Uehara owner.

        Another aside, why couldn’t Seattle have pushed Felix back a day, to face the Astros and make a Cy Young push? Seriously, the Mariners and Astros and locking horns 7 times over the next couple weeks, and Felix will miss them both times. It’s not like Seattle is competing for anything. Our fantasy seasons are too important for this shizz!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, good point…

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Shoop Da Whoop:
          Felix 1-4 4.18 era last 7 since I traded him for hotdamn jones

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’ll probably be brought in to ‘get some work’ and get flamed.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Well that’s not going to happen, at least.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thankfully

  99. SteveNZ says:
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    Fuck you too, Perez.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      I streamed him today. First time I’ve started him all year.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Nice. I shold say (as I did earlier) that I dropped him for Castro, so it’s not like I’ve missed out on much, but sheesh.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @SteveNZ:

          I told Grey I liked Castro in June back when I was on my “Astros aren’t that bad” kick

  100. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    tomorrow, Chen @ Min or Yoga @ Pits?

    oh and welcome back, I did my best putting your place back together

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you left a magazine under my pillow that I think is yours… I’d go Chen from those two, don’t love either…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: open to page 64, it’s a Christmas gift wish list item ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t need to see that…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: HA…..my fetishes make me special

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You and the HItter-Tron

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: Hitter-Tron humps anything with a microchip and a power source

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds okay so far…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: huh?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oops! I read that wrong… Ha… Ah, long day… As you were!

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Hazy Grey Dayz

  101. Maybe owning Wainwright in a head to head playoff match has me a little more than pissed, but it seems like there are some huge productive stats out there in MLB this evening and my team of goddamn all stars aren’t getting any of them. Crappy feeling of a more substantial ticker tease. Might need a glossary term. Maybe a Jack Tripper; for not getting any, despite being surrounded by enormous oportunity for scoring? Damn. Hope a 2 week round 1 is long enough to make up for tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m with you on that… It’s like I was ticker teased by an entire day rather than one game…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: RCL team is hitting .227 with a steal, 4 RBI and 8 Runs. No pitching stats at all. None.

        Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have two homers and 3 steals so I can’t commiserate with you on this one…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Awwww, Venable felt sorry for me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw…Get a room!

  102. goodfold2 says:
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    earlier today (before the games involving these 2) you told me to grab parra over hoes and avisail, then later told a person named Chris to grab avisail over parra and hoes. Not nitpicking, just confused.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That guy was losing Jennings so I went with the higher upside guy… They’re a coin flip at this stage…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that makes sense (unless avisail does something great again like today, his average is higher, but their slug/obp is the same) as this roster spot is a util or 4th OF for me, or 3rd OF when Choo plays lefties.

  103. goodfold2 says:
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    a while back tonight someone on MLB network referred to Redmond as a “nice (useful) addition” to the Toronto rotation. These guys really ought to have somebody who has more than 3 or 4 days worth of memory writing their scripts, or at least reading them before somebody says those kind of things. I’m sure that made Toronto fans laugh their asses off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  104. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    I want to see how bad this can get. Hoes finally got on base, with a walk, but 0-18 now, i’m pretty sure only K’s and groundouts too.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

      the day of the trade , camden yard employees were giggling that
      the asto’s got hoes-ed .

  105. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tomorrow’s headline: Aces Take It In The Hole

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: is there a poker thing I’m missing here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very good… It’s on Taijuan though…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice lede.

  106. AJ says:
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    Thoughts on Edinson Volquez now that hes a member of LOS DOYERS!!!! Heard he might be plugged into the starting rotation right away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him on any team in any league

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: coo just looking for Salazars replacement since francona is babying him…pitching 4 innings useless..you think Estrada is gonna finish strong,..guys is appealing but the brewers are not..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Estrada looked extremely solid

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: can’t believe dodgers would actually start this schmuck in a mlb baseball game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I know

  107. OaktownSteve says:
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    Last ten day catcher stream:

    .366 in 41 ABs 7 runs 4 homers 10 RBIs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice…

  108. SteveNZ says:
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    Campana pinch-hits, singles and doesn’t steal. WTF?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: he still can.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: not anymore, boo hoo me, and those 5 bruce rbi’s that were benched. thanks me for not getting home in time, and waino.

  109. Alan says:
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    Hey Grey, will angel pagan have any 15 team value in espn 5×5 league this season? Worried he won’t play at all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would look elsewhere

  110. OaktownSteve says:
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    Most damaging starts of the year? Today’s Ace-capade with The King and Waino put me in mind of which starts have been the worst of the year among guys widely owned. Gio’s July 31 start at Det still haunting me. How about Sales 8 run 4 home Aug 23 fiasco against Tejas? Others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I should ping Vin and see if anyone owns Fister, F-Her, Waino and Kuroda on one team… Holy schnikeys that would be bad… Not sure on worst starts of the year… Gallardo had a few terrible ones early on when people owned him…

    • gareth says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I think I sat gio that day against the tigers, but got the full brunt of the king shitting out his peanut butter and banana sandwiches tonight.

  111. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    man why can’t i own venable? He’s this month’s disbelief man, like marlon bird.

  112. Hondo says:
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    Clutches Venable to bosom,gives big man hug.I’ll never leave you Wil.

    (until your first 0-12 stretch)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  113. costaricanchata says:
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    what ever the question is ,
    heath bell is not the answer .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is true

  114. gareth says:
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    So…….. benching homer bailey @st Louis v’s adam wainwright and starting my ace felix at home against texas seemed sensible at the time.

    Also (on a positive note) – I could not have predicted sal perez would hit the crap out the baseball when I added him in my weely league for a dl’ed mauer for week 22.

    Finally, My indians have now played their way out of the wild card race. I’m sad :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, tough day…

  115. SteveNZ says:
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    Better hitter stream tomorrow –

    Moss (Scherzer) or Carter (Erasmo)? Two highest ranked guys on the Tron that are available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  116. gareth says:
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    Hamelsdid get the a win for me tonight giving up 2 earned runs in 7 innings so that makes for a more palatable 10 er in 10 innings.

    Who am I kidding?

  117. bryan says:
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    Is Duffy for real? I could dump Peavy for Him..

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @bryan:

      on boston radio today , they’re calling peavy 7th game world series stuff ,
      (or was that hawk harrelson during today’s broadcast ?) .

      either case duffy’s not (yet) in the same conversation .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bryan: you did just notice peavy complete game 3 hit the quite good LAD offense a few days ago,right? Whether you did or not you may want to wonder about the relative values of a guy a team such as the Royals think they can leave in the minors all year is worth more than peavy. But again maybe that depends on whether or not your fantasy team is for real, to you. It would trully make a great story if from this point forward Duffy outplays Peavy and you were the 1 person who actually dropped Peavy for him, and then won your league because of it. No sarcasm there, the story would be great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  118. Fungazi says:
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    Any rumors of a Goldy injury? They are down in the 9th and PH Pennington for the pitcher?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fungazi: probably just day off. They were down 4. But i see your point there. If I ran the team Pennington would very early in games pinch bench for other hitters. That’s were you start the game only long enough for somebody to warm up a specific seat, say one with a good view of a certain woman or something like that, then you leave the game to sit in that warm spot and stare at the woman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was resting, is what they said

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Fungazi: Maybe he came in contact with some kryptonite

  119. gareth says:
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    What makes me mad Is the tigers have lost 3 straight to Oakland, and the tribe plays the tigers in Detroit right after that series so they could have conceivably gotten right back in the hunt for the division.

    Unfortunately they can’t hit to save their lives right now and failed to add anyone of possible significance (morales, morneau, willingham) to aid their offense.

    Their pitching has been stellar and I feel bad for those guys not getting any run support.
    Its been really nice seeing guys like masterson, kluber, kazmir and salazar attain fantasy relevance this year.
    The indians fantasy pitching relevance was a barren wasteland for tears after the departures of cliff lee and cc sabathia.

    Theres always next year. Ah, well………

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @gareth: eh, how’s about they at least hit in the last 3 weeks of the year, what with me about to own Kazmir for these starts (vsNYM,@WSOX,@KC,vsHOU,@MIN); not to mention my fudjickal Kluber.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: they’re fudge sickle’s Milhouse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, still plenty of time, but the Indians don’t have the pitching to compete in the playoffs…

  120. SteveNZ says:
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    I’ll be mightily pissed off if there are any late Goldy PH heroics…

  121. Dave says:
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    You like Marco better ROS than Niese, Parker and Fister ROS? 7×7 with QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Fister

  122. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ve got Chris Davis in my top 5 next year. The ball he hit in Boston tonight? Balls go loose there about as often as in a nunnery.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      I’m going to modify the stack this weekend rather than stack by day, I’m going to load up on Reds for their weekend at Coors. I’ll stream the same core of available all weekend. I’ve been getting sample sized a little on the stack. I think looking for favorable parks and match ups over 3 game series might work better.

      • gareth says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I have choo and votto in coors this weekend. After the Indians depressed me, I need some reds to cheer me up.

        Someone mentioned the other day that votto walks TOO MUCH. I tend to agree. He’s such a pure hitter, taking the bat out of his hand seems like a crime.

        Oh, and a popular question right now is which free agent outfielder would you rather have in 2014 – choo or ellsbury? Both boras clients. (Choo is the wrong answer).

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @gareth: yeah, if they cost the same, maybe, but doesn’t ellsbury cost a lot more?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: that’s probably actually more true when related to fantasy baseball, auction or snake.

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