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Gerrit Cole has filthy stuff.  He can hit 100 MPH with his fastball and make all four of our girl readers go, “Ooh…” Which reminds me of my Walk on the Wild Side remixed chorus, “And the four girl readers go doo do doo do doo do do doo.”  There was a whole lot of nonsense, or whole lotta if we stick with the rock theme, when he was first called up that Cole didn’t want to strike people out.  Does Alf not want to get back to Melmac?!  Does macaroni not mean awesome when Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni!?  Does everyone with glasses not look goofy on a 1980′s baseball card?!  Ron Kittle?  I rest my case!  Of course, Cole wants to strike out guys.  You can’t stop that!  Yesterday, he struck out 12 of them.  In 111 1/3 IP this year, he has a 7.60 K-rate and if you throw out June, when he was saying that nonsense about throwing to contact, his K-rate would be near 9.  Oh, bee tee dubya, everything else is purdy, too.  His FIP is 2.98, his walk rate is barely over 2, he gets ground balls.  For 2014 fantasy baseball, Cole could easily be a top 20 starter for all of baseball and will be someone I’ll get plenty googly about this offseason.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Starling Marte – Missed yesterday’s game because his wife was in labor.  He’s married to Margaret Thatcher?

Neil Walker – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Wouldn’t actually mind seeing him hit 20 homers in the last week and confuse everyone next March about whether or not they should draft him.  Let’s go crazy, Walker.  Or maybe he’s too much like my mother, she’s never satisfied.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer.  If you foresaw Pedro hitting 34 homers this year, my question to you is why not use your psychic abilities to pick lottery numbers or get girls?  You got some sort of 30-year plan that has fantasy baseball leading you to money and girls?  Let me know how that goes!

Jose Tabata – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting near .300 with a homer in the last week.  Him and his 68-year-old wife should double date with Marte and Thatcher.  I’m bringing people together.

Ian Kennedy – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Kennedy brought the Ich, but forgot the bin ein Berliner.

Jason Castro – Underwent surgery on his knee to remove his cyst.  Guess he did need a little a-cyst from the doctor.

Jose Iglesias – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the hand, but X-rays showed no fractures and he should be fine to continue to tell people his name by doing that schoolyard thing where he shows the church, the steeple and here’s the people with his hands.

Doug Fister – 7 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Look at Fister getting the punch-outs!  See what I did there?  How about now?  Now?  Okay, forget it.  On second thought, look again.  See it?

Torii Hunter – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Fun fact!  He dots his I’s with hearts.  Well, more of a fun fact for forgers.  Not foragers.  Sorry to our two squirrel readers.

Joaquin Benoit – Notched his 22nd save yesterday and lowered his ERA to 1.91.  They should re-sign Valverde in the offseason, then go on Montel and admit they always fall for the wrong guys.  “But when he snarls it means he loves me!”

Felix Hernandez – Will start on Sunday.  This was overheard in the Mariners’ clubhouse yesterday.  “Hey, should we start F-Her or pull the plug on his season to get him ready for another 14-12 season next year where we miss the playoffs by 18 games?”  “F-Her?” “You prefer Hernandeez nuts?”

Dustin Ackley – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer as he hit leadoff.  That’s baseball’s equivalent to the white flag.  The Mariners team motto should be, “Don’t look at me, I’m ugly.”

Matt Adams – 1-for-1.  Didn’t start, but was able to pinch hit, which is a good sign his elbow is feeling ham on, ham on, ham on whole wheat, all right.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Coors Field is like his hyperbaric chamber.

Charlie Blackmon – 4-for-8, 1 run.  Hitting over .400 in the last week, sounds like he can dunk a basketball and is a strong play for the next six days while the Rockies are in Coors.

Jonathan Herrera – 3-for-7 as he plays 2nd base because Josh Rutledge couldn’t keep his hands off of Walt Weiss’s wife.

Todd Helton – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 14th homer as he moves within fifty homers of not making it into the Hall of Fame.

Roy Oswalt – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Oswalt agreed to pitch yesterday in Colorado only because they let him drive the riding mower before the game.  It was a compromise since he also wanted to wear a straw hat instead of the Rockies cap.

Hanley Ramirez – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and two home runs (19, 20) to go with his 10 steals and .351 average.  On one hand, it’s a shame he only played 81 games this year.  On the other hand, 81 games makes it very easy to prorate his stats over a 162-game season.  On a third hand that is actually a glove on a hamster, assuming Hanley would’ve had a 40-homer, 20-steal season while batting .350 is the pinnacle of dopey.  Or maybe that’s the nadir of smartness.  Maybe those are the same.  Will be interesting to see where Hanley goes in next year’s drafts, but I can’t imagine I’m going anywhere near him.

A.J. Ellis – 3-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I streamed Mark Ellis (0-for-4) yesterday because of his success vs. Wade Miley (5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks).  I feel like the kid who gets home with Khris Davis’s autograph.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 2nd straight two-hit game and is hitting near .450 in the last week with two steals in the last eight games.  I have no Pollocks in my afternoon Buy/Sell, not even A.J. Pierzynski, but I could see grabbing Pollock for a little hot schmotato action.

Jean Segura – Out of the lineup yesterday.  The news out of Milwaukee isn’t good.  It seems the bronze Fonzie statue (or Bronzie) is turning green from oxidation and now looks like Frankenstein in a leather jacket.  Oh, you were wondering about the news on Segura?  Wouldn’t be surprising to see him shut down for the year.

Khris Davis – Sat out yesterday with his wrist injury that didn’t seem to bother him on Wednesday when he homered.  Just give him a cortisone shot in his wrist so he can hit ten homers in the last week or join the U.S. National Hand Ball team.

Pedro Strop – Before the game, the Cubs announced Strop would be used as closer for the last week-plus, so, naturally, they sent him out there in a save situation, only it was the 8th inning and not 9th.  Quit Strop’ing games (with my heart)!  I still went to add Strop in every league where I could for the chance he gets a save or two in the final nine games.

Nate Schierholtz – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  I bet he has a Ryan Ludwick, 30+ homer season in his bat somewhere, but I doubt anyone outside of NL-Only leagues will ever see it.  I mean, someone might pick him up next April if he’s hot, but that will be after he already has a few homers in the bag.  The lack of humor in this blurb is evidence to why no one in mixed leagues will draft him.  He’s boring as shizz.

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t flat-out hate Arrieta’s next start vs. the Pirates, which means the Stream-o-Nator is smoking crack.  Arrieta has a 5+ BB/9 and could be the worst pitcher in baseball, if given half a chance.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Astros.  Terrific, super, fangasm, whatever, but he gets the White Sox next week and that’s another solid matchup to stream.  I’d definitely grab him if I were low on innings/starts.

Nick Swisher – 4-for-4, 1 run.  A little birdie told me Swisher bought the newly-shorn Brady Anderson sideburns and glued them to his face.  Yesterday, was the first day he had the face accoutrement.  Take that as you will.

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer and third homer in the last nine games.  Hasn’t done much else as far as batting average and counting stats (it’s the Twins!), but I could see adding him for some power.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer and 2nd in as many games.  He’s off on the steals a little this year, but Coco Crisp keeps breaking his career high for homers.  Cerealously!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3, 1 run, but no walks.  Lame!

Stephen Drew – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .333 in the last week with two steals (!).  I’m juggling middle infidels so there’s a chance I could pick up Drew.  Take that as a positive or a negative, but if you take it as a negative my feelings will be hurt.  You want that?

John Lackey – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks as he ran right through the O’s, lowering his ERA to 3.44.  JB should’ve went with this Red Sox veteran as a sleeper instead of Dempster.  Will JB ever live down calling Dempster a sleeper?  No, probably not.  Go give him crap at our fantasy basketball section.

Matt Moore – 4 IP, 5 ER, raising his ERA to 3.34.  He gets the Yanks next and hopes to right the ship and get his ERA to 3.19 on the year because that’s what I projected him for.  But no win next week, since he has 15 wins already and that’s how many wins I projected for him.  I wouldn’t mind if he got 90 Ks, too.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (6 BBs), 4 Ks.  In like a lion and out like a Gallardo.

Craig Gentry – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and three steals.  Wasn’t Craig Gentry part of The Fabulous Freebirds?  Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, Jimmy Garvin and Craig Gentry, right?  Either way, Gentry doesn’t start more once or twice a week, so there’s that.

Alex Rios – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and the slam (17) and legs (38).  Is it me or does it seem like Rios goes to sleep in April and wakes up in September with a great season?  I don’t remember every feeling a tad bit of jealousy about not owning him or pride about having him.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-6, 2 runs 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd this week.  Someone’s winning their H2H matchup in homers because of Andrus.  Just the way you didn’t draw it up in March, Smartz McSmartstein.

Edwin Encarnacion – Underwent wrist surgery to have scar tissue removed that he wish you saw.  He expects to be ready for spring training or as they call it in my house, “I’ll see you in six months.”

Todd Redmond – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Not Your Slightly Older Brother’s Yanks.  Solid stream if you had the testicles.  He gets the Orioles next and I could see that going either way.  Brucely, I wouldn’t mess with it unless I was desperate.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer and 3rd in the last week and fifth in the last 11 games, while he bats near .400 in the last week.  Guess who’s hot again?  Adam Lind?  Yes, Random Italicized Voice, I was being rhetorical.  More like retardical. 

Hiroki Kuroda – 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 7 Ks, raising his ERA to 3.17.  Unless he throws twelve and a third innings of shutout ball in his final start vs. the Rays, he’ll finish with a 3+ ERA and will be forgotten about again next year.  You’re welcome for Kuroda’s unintentional sacrifices.

Ed Lucas -  3-for-4, 1 RBI and hitting near .400 in the last week.  He’s garbage in the big picture, but what business is the big picture of yours?  You have a God complex?  On the 5th day, pick up Ed Lucas.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Big day for Ks yesterday.  If you had Fister and Bum, you’re bleeding from your anus.

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Was just barely beat by Bumgarner.  He should’ve stuck his head forward and he would’ve won.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer.  That’s after missing about 40 games.  Yesterday, people were trying to put their finger on my top ten for 2014.  Is Harper in there?  A 20-year-old who can hit 30 homers and steal 15 bases if healthy?  Sounds a lot like a young Adam Jones, and Jones was ranked 13th this year.  Things that make you go hmm…

Stephen Strasburg – On track to start Saturday.  He’ll be on a pitch count, and if the Nationals lose Friday he probably won’t start, and he’ll be pitching wrapped in packing peanuts.  No precaution too much for their precious Strasburg.

108 Responses

  1. el jefe says:
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    if you had to choose one streamer, who would it be?

    Baker vs Braves
    Gee vs Phi

    gut tells me Gee, but Baker’s been solid so far. or any other hidden matchup gems the rest of the week? thanks as always Grey! made it to the h2h championship cuz of you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee…No problem

  2. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Hate to do this, but Thatcher was not in the Labor Party. She was a Conservative.

    • Chet Manly says:
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      Nor indeed the Labour Party, as it is in the UK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, but it was the only recognizable name I thought anyone would know

  3. Aaron says:
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    Mujica’s been shaky. Rosenthal’s been overused to put it mildly. Any chances Axford sees any save chances prior to the end of the season? I’m chasing even the wildest of circumstances (Farnsworth for instance).

    A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably not on Axford… Strop?

  4. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I got Bum Fistered hard last night and now the k’s in my h2h game is a lot closer. Possible streamers for today were CC, Ervin Santana, Chacin, and McCallister. I went with Zach because of the Astros factor. Is that a good move? There’s still time. As always keep up the good work, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, makes sense, has risk though… Thanks!

  5. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ok heres the scoop. I’ve acquired Wright over the past year despite his bad contract. Now is the time it starts to hurt me as he’s tied down for another year at 39 bucks.

    If I decide to cut him the penalty for broken contracts is half his salary for the following year. However with Wright also means I have 10 keepers with only a max of 8.

    So my question is do I cut his ass now/at the end of the year and face a 19 buck penalty off our 266 auction budget and free up space for another keeper, or take the hit and keep him for a hefty 39 big ones next year?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @TheNewGuy:

      unless his bloated contract causes team strife and negatively
      impacts the performance of the other players on your team ,
      over-pay the 3rd-sacker and work around it .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut him

  6. TheNewGuy says:
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    And a FYI, Matt Shoemaker is starting for the Angels tommorow.

    Better jump all over him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near him

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: It was a terrible pun….jump…shoes. Couldn’t think of anything better.

        Bet he lets the ____ walk all over him tommorow night though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey: Ha…any chance of these puns making it into your lede if he gets rocked (trampled upon)? I’d settle with just a blurb in a post.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hah, yeah, maybe…

              • TheShoemaker'sElves says:
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                @Grey:
                Hey, not just anyone can cobble together these responses…

  7. dave says:
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    Are you serious about a pitch count for Strasburg Saturday? And shutting him down if they lose Friday?
    Do the nationals wipe his bum for him too!?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t read any of that anywhere else, but I wouldn’t be surprised

  8. Brian S says:
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    You mean I can finally cut Kevin Gregg, man I have been wanting to do that for 3 months now.

    • The Strolg says:
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      @Brian S: You wandered the desert following that donkey and got 32 saves, you should be thankful!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wasn’t good for you?

  9. T A says:
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    Grey, any chance A-Rod is playing next year? Scooped him for $1 and got some production down the stretch, but plan to drop before end if season to take a flier on someone who won’t be suspended all if next season. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About 20% chance he plays next year

  10. I am the man right now says:
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    Sit delgado today in colorado? I’m up in my finals but all pitching cats are either tied or real close. I really could use a win or quality start, but scared of the blowup. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him

  11. Wake Up says:
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    I got Bum Cole’d…hope that’s not all I get for Xmas……..again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That reminds me of that song, looking into your big brown eye…

  12. Jack says:
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    I’m pretty sure I am adding Burch Smith. What do you think about starting him tomorrow (cringe)?

    • Jack says:
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      or what about Paul Clemens? I may end up picking both up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know either’s matchup

  13. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    In a dogfight in the semifinals where ERA and WHIP might not factor in. I’m about 95 percent sure I’m gonna go nuts and start Chacin in Coors against the DBags. Just want to go on record with that in case he twirls a gem.

    By the way, please tell me I’m nuts and not to do this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in an NL-Only league

  14. mhfella says:
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    Help! I need wins and I’m running out of innings. Please rank these four starts for best chance at Ws: Medlen @ Cubs (Wood), Porcello V. ChiSox (Sale), Kazmir v. HOU (Clemens) and Kluber v. HOU (Bedard). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Medlen, Kazmir

  15. kingforaday151 says:
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    Drafted Cole to start the season in a dynasty league, 10 keepers, and yesterday’s start will keep me warm and fuzzy through the winter. Leaning towards keeping 4 or 5 pitchers….staff is Gio, Medlen, J-Zimm, Cole, Lee, T. Walker, and Wheeler. How would you rank those starters going into next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm, Gio, Lee

  16. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    What do you think about Petit vs. Yanks in the House That Ruth Didn’t Build on Sunday? Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate it.

    Side note: It’s Petit vs. Pettitte!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… I don’t like it…

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks on that and the Chacin question! I have one move left so I better make it count. Ugh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  17. P Swayz on a Horse says:
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    Hitter-Tron has Votto at -1.3 today. He is at home vs Liriano. What am I missing here? As of right now, he is on my bench in favor of an $8 Wil Myers. How is Votto ever a – $? Do I really bench Votto 3 days before possibly making it to the ‘ship? I’m so confused.

    • The game is @PIT which is a bad hitter’s park. Against LHP, I have him as a .280/20 HR guy. Adjust that for a better than average LHP in a bad hitter’s park, and it starts looking like replacement level.

      • P Swayz on a Horse says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        Fair enough. Myers it is. Just hard to put one of my few remaining “studs” (have lost 4 guys ranked in the top 15 -actual ranking- Y-League) in the last month. And it just pisses me off that Franschitzo Liariano gets to be considered an “above-average lefty” … yes, I realize that’s what his numbers say this year. I just hate that guy. Thanks for the response!

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Who is the best pickup for wheels for the weekend:

    Altuve
    Boneface
    Span
    Dyson
    Rajai
    EY
    Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  19. dsimon says:
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    Torii Hunter or Jason Heyward at RF? 6×6 OPS H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  20. JoeG414 says:
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    Is Tuffy Gosewisch :$44.20 on the Hitter -Tron there to make sure we are awake?

  21. T.J. says:
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    I’m optimistic I’ll be in the finals of my 16-mixed H2H (K, QS) league next week. I just claimed Stults and Morton for two starts, with Cliffy, Bailey, Wood, and Porcello as definite one-starters . I have to pick two out of the following five for one start next week (I think I have the matchups right):

    Patrick Corbin v. WAS
    Corey Kluber @MIN
    Yovani Gallardo @NYM
    Martin Perez (either v. HOU or v. LAA)
    Randall Delgado @SD

    I’m leaning toward Kluber and Gallardo, for their matchups and Ks. Corbin has been awful of late, although the Nationals are awful against lefties. Perez: hasn’t been great, doesn’t have much of a K rate, HOU’s offense isn’t terrible, and LAA’s is good (since I’m not sure which he’ll get). I like the Delgado matchup; he’s probably just behind Kluber/Gallardo.

    Thoughts?

    • T.J. says:
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      @T.J.: I’m also starting Garrett Richards for his two starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with what you said… I’d go Gallardo and Kluber and lean towards Gallardo

  22. Jack says:
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    Which will have the least saves this weekend:
    Melancon vCIN
    Frieri vSEA
    Henderson vSTL
    Uehara vTOR
    Benoit vCWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

  23. ashtray says:
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    Need to cut one guy now that Heyward is activated

    12 Team H2H Categories 7×7 (Batters include OBP & Ks)

    C-Ramos
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Hill
    3-Wright
    S-Hamilton
    O-Stanton
    O-Cespedes
    O-Choo
    U-Middlebrooks
    U-Belt
    B-Prado
    B-Span
    DL-Heyward

    I’m thinking it’s down to Belt, Span and Middlebrooks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  24. AJ says:
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    Stream all of Clevelands next SP, Mcallister, Kazmir, Kluber vs Houston? sounds like a good idea..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  25. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto replacement for segura. Need avg and sbs. Who do you like?

    Asdrubal – 2 vs cws, 4 @ min
    A Escobar – 3 @ sea, 4 @ cws
    Cozart – 3 vs nym, 3 vs pit

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  26. Tracy says:
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    Battling to make the finals and have only two moves left this week. I need wins and am close in WHIP. Which of the following [2] would you recommend to stream this week: J Williams[SEA], Porcello [CWS], Haren [MIA], Kluber [HOU], Teheran [CHC], or Cashner [LAD].

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner, Haren

  27. ashtray says:
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    These are my remaining starts for the week:

    Baker vs ATL
    Kazmir vs HOU
    Travis Wood vs ATL
    Gray vs MIN
    Lee vs NY Mets
    Kluber vs HOU

    Would you avoid any of these matchups? QSs & Ls are also categories in my league.

    All of these are at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d avoid Baker

  28. AJ says:
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    Drop or hold Villar next series against Cleve, options are Asdrubal, Alicides, Lake, Aybar, Drew to name a few Ha…also with Wright possibly coming of the DL today, cut Rizzo, Yelich, EYJ or Wright…Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Asdrubal in a vacuum… Rizzo…

  29. William says:
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    I have Hanley, Puig and Kemp. Do you think they all sit today after the Dodgers clinch? Our league has a moves deadline of first pitch of the day (2:20 ET) so no way the west coast lineups get posted by then. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think 2 of the three will sit, no idea which ones… My guess would be Puig and Hanley

      • William says:
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        OK, thanks !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Brick says:
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    So ESPN head to head leagues have this weird thing where the start limit doesn’t matter on the day its exceeded. So if my limit is 7, and I’m at 6 going into Saturday, I can stream 3 starters to get to 9 starts. It’s super weird, and at the beginning of the season our league decided to allow this glitch to be used strategically. Ever Heard of this?

    So I’m now in semis, I had picked up Jerome Williams to stream tomorrow, but Gee’s start got bumped up, so I have a few options.

    Start Gee+Williams+another stream tomorrow
    Start a streamer today (Scott Baker v ATL, Daisuke v Phi, Robbie Erlin v Dodgers) + Gee +Williams
    Start Gee or Williams tomorrow, S. Gray Sunday
    Start Gee or Williams tomorrow, Gray sunday, + a streamer sunday (Carlos Torres v Phi or Brian Flynn v WSH)

    I think I want Gee, Gray and then Torres if I’m down in the matchup. The Gray v Min matchup looks too good to pass up.

    As always, thanks for writing these Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s how all the fantasy leagues are that I’m in… Start Gee, Gray and Torres… No problem

  31. Brick says:
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    Sorry, Streamers for saturday would be like Burch Smith v LAD or Tyler Cloyd vs NYM

  32. Dkohn says:
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    Grey ~ Albright Fantasy Master Lothario,

    You are my number one over the internet friend, and the fact that I’m probably your three thousand something doesn’t bother me! (I’m easy) As my Fantasy days wind down to a weekend showdown, I offer thanks and reflection.

    I’m proud to say I truly think I did not miss a single Grey post this year. In fact I’ve grown to really enjoy all the writers on the Razzball staff (Scotty you’re my boy!). So just want to say thanks to you and all the writers for all the hard work you guys put in, Razzball is the shit.

    Also I know you guys have to be talking about the time you’re gonna start charging people for this site (because you should), and when that day comes I’m gonna be happy to pay for it.

    Any the hoo, I’ve basically already lost K’s, ERA, and WHIP this week, but I’m still 6 to 6. Grey I need the buy column of all buy columns! Can you do that for us?

    I need THE hitter to have this weekend.. Should I be picking up Charlie Blackmon?? There’s not really a decisive question in here, but if you feel there’s a no brainer hitter that should be scooped up for the weekend, that be appreciated. If not I’ll weigh your homoerotic leanings in the buy.

    Again thanks for another awesome year, and deep run in my playoffs. This one goes out to you and all the other Razzballers left in the struggle,

    Grey Albright Fantasy Master Lothario
    His mustache unmatched, don’t try to grow
    Shyt, it’s better than Super Marios
    Writes a roundup each week, you gotta know
    Summazing who’s best up in The Show
    So when your roster need help, where you gotta go?
    Grey Albright Fantasy Master Lothario

    P.S. Hahaha Ryan Dempster, JB you STOOPID!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA…Thanks, friend! We’re not gonna be charging anyone ever… I’d grab Blackmon if I needed for runs and average… Thanks for the poem!

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: lmao

  33. Ryan says:
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    Grey, I need my ratios to come down. Should I start or bench Lincecum and Mcallister?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start McAllister

  34. John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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    Grey,

    I’m hoping, fingers crossed, that I don’t have to pick up one of these guys in an emergency stream start tomm, but who you would you rather have?

    Williams (SEA)
    Cloyd (NYM)

    That shit be ugly right there…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  35. Yeshcheese says:
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    Keeper question. 12t 5×5 … Rank

    Mad Bum, Gerrit Cole, Jo Fer, Shelby Miller, J Zimm, Taijuan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum, Fernandez, Zimm

  36. Swagger Jackers says:
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    @Grey: For S’s and G’s, which of these 5 would you keep for next year in my OBP instead of AVG league:

    Cano ($21)
    Bautista ($10)
    Wil Myers ($4)
    Segura ($4)
    Donaldson ($4)
    Billy Hamilton ($4)
    Carlos Gomez ($11)
    Minor ($6)

    It gets tricky as you go down the line. If Billy Hamilton takes over in center field, I might just do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano ($21)
      Bautista ($10)
      Wil Myers ($4)
      Segura ($4)
      Gomez

  37. AJ says:
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    Stream Martin Perez @ KC today? Going up against Ervin Santana which Tex hits pretty well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  38. Carnac says:
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    Maybe I’ve been listening to too much Julianna Zobrist, but 2014 may be the year I become a Christian fundamentalist!

    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21296

    “Yelich is the top bat for me in the minors; even better than Taveras. I think the hit tool is a 70 and I think the power shows up down the line in the 25-plus range with a ton of doubles. He’s a tough out and he’s just going to get better when he’s forced to face better. Next to Buxton and Bogaerts, we have him in that top tier of young talent in the game.” Scott’s had nothing but Good News, too.

    Ugh, but the production could still be years away! So take a deep breath, Carnac. Don’t get too excited about Christian. Go read some Bertrand Russell or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Christopher Hitchens

      • Carnac says:
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        20 pages into Richard Dawkins’ God Delusion he starts comparing Christian’s upside to Leonys’.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… He mention the downfall of the Jewish Braun?

          • Carnac says:
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            I’m working on a preseason Braun joke involving Samson and Delilah that will probably not be understood, heard or cared about. I’m the Dennis Miller of fantasy baseball.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Carnac:

      “I think, however, that there are two different items which are quite essential to anybody calling himself Christian. The first is one of a dogmatic nature. The second is the ability to hit a hanging breaking ball.”

      Bertrand Russell

      • Carnac says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Haha! Excellent. When I was little, my parents’ party trick was having young Carnac read Bertrand Russell aloud at their dinner parties. It helped make me the internet commenter I am today.

  39. anthony says:
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    @grey ; h2h points playoffs can only start 3 – who would you start ?

    latos @ pit
    colon vs min
    zimmermann vs Mia
    Mcallister vs hou

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not McAllister

  40. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Oaktown, gimme a stack today. St Louis?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

      I think I’m going to try Cubs against Maholm. Wind appears to be blowing out in Wrigley. Just a short stack though. Tough day to stack with the early roster lock. Not a lot of cupcake pitcher either. Might look at A’s against Albers too.

  41. chillmodious says:
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    “He’s day to day but that doesn’t mean tomorrow,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “We’re not going to be dumb about this. I’d like to get him back out there but not at the risk of putting him back out there too early.”

    ^^ Ugh. Just tell me if you’re going to shut him down or not! What the eff is the difference? There’s no strategy involved here–the ship sunk!

    Grey,
    I would be devastated if I drop Segura and he comes back this weekend, only for my finals opponent to claim him (he has the higher waiver) for the final week. That said, Billy Hamilton is available and he could potentially swing the SB category for me. What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! True… Go with Hamilton

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*****

  43. bossmanjunior says:
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    Any of these guys worth a stream:

    Williams VSEA, Garza @KC, Gallardo vSTL, Berch vLAD, Vogelsong @NYY, Ogando @KC, Pettitt vSF,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Some, in some leagues, take followups to the newest post…

  44. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*****

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