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I read a press release that Universal had greenlit the new buddy cop movie, Ham and Moobs, but I thought it was the usual PR stunt.  When I heard they cast Kirsten Dunst as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who would be helping take Josh Willingham from loner without a job in Minnesota to new heights in Kansas City, where she would be sneaking him onto a plane to go — surprise! — parachuting and slipping him into a cage of alligators to get over his fear of being eaten alive, I was hooked!  That Dunst girl will annoy the pants off you!  So, The Other White Meat moves to KC, and I hear the Royals made the trade simply by pressing this button.  This doesn’t hurt Wilingham’s value, but it doesn’t necessarily help it either.  He’ll be the majority shareholder of the Royals DH slot and could be good for a little pop here and there, but not worth owning in most mixed leagues unless he’s hot.  This does open the way for Kennys Vargas to remain the Twins DH and I’m a big fan of his.  Both of his.  All the Kennys you got.  Every one of them.  Okay then.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before I get into today’s post, I have some news.  The Guru vanished.  No idea where he went.  One moment he was on the Razzball tour, next moment he was talking to a group of bears dressed as swimsuit models luring him into their car.  You also catch more Gurus with honey, apparently.  I await the A. A. Milne book with Guru in the Pooh gang.  Any the hoo!  The Football RCL signups are still underway, but if you joined one of Guru’s leagues, you need to sign up for a new football league.  Repeat, there will be no Guru leagues; he got in a Hyundai filled with masquerading bears.  Anyway II, the roundup:

Yadier Molina – Had his cast removed and is about a month away.  He was excited to have his cast removed, especially after he had Marc Rzepczynski sign it first.  Bad move!

Michael Wacha – Throwing from 120 feet.  Hopefully, he doesn’t get a nosebleed.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Really hope you didn’t fall for the ol’ banana in the tailpipe.

Matt Holliday – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .271 on the year; he also has 12 homers.  The time lapse of young Holliday to old Holliday looks a lot like Nick Markakis.

Jon Jay – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer and 2nd in the last three games, and hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Federalisztomania!

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and two homers (30, 31).  Only five more!  Okay, now I want ten more.  I’m greedy, y’all!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 14th steal.  Yelich played with a heavy heart yesterday after learning the guy from Aladdin passed.  When he’s old enough, he hopes to check out Good Morning Vietnam, but if it’s just Good Morning America with Vietnamese subtitles, then no thank you.  Shazbot forever.

Casey McGehee – 2-for-4 and his third steal.  Casey, you better watch your speed.

Rafael Montero – Will start today for the Mets in place of Jacob deGrom, who is hitting the DL.  So far in the majors, Rafael has been hot garbage on a hot surface orbiting around the world’s largest toilet, so I’d take a wait and see approach to see if he surprises.  Rafael and his buddy turtles surprised me at the box office though, so you never know.

Noah Syndergaard – A Mets beat writer — Hey, that’s not a turnip, that’s red! Get your root vegetables straight! — says the Mets probably won’t promote Syndergaard this year.  I’m guessing that means we won’t see him until June of next year.

Jeurys Familia – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the save.  Mejia has a hernia — YOUCH! — but that doesn’t mean anything.  Doode’s got brass balls like on an 80s exec’s desk that bounce back and forth and clank and clank and clank.  Sounds to me like Mejia will try to pitch through his hernia, fail and hit the DL.  I’d grab Familia if I needed saves.  He has a 1.97 ERA, even if yesterday he didn’t look pitch black.  Eh, maybe I shouldn’t have used a thesaurus for ‘lights out.’

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.46.  He always pitches well in day games.  Hard to hit with the ball going in and out of his nose shadow.

Darin Ruf – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Who let the dongs out?  Ruf, Ruf, Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, 2.86 ERA.  Another Quality Start, much to chagrin of the Stream-o-Nator.  I’m starting to take it personal how much SON hates my boy, Sonny.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.45, which is SHE on an upside down calculator, which wasn’t voiced by Scarlett Johansson, who was married to Ryan Reynolds, who dated Alanis Morissette, who has a song Hand in my Pocket, which is what I sing when I’m looking at Scarlett Johansson.  Coincidence?  Puh-lease.

Drew Hutchison – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Why, what a nice shady looking man to buy me a drink.  I’ll just have one sip then it’s off… *five hours later* Hey, how come I’m hanging with a bunch of ducks in a Chinese restaurant’s window?  Is that my blood draining out of me or the ducks?  The ducks or me?!  Ah, roofied!

Jose Bautista – 1-for-2 and his 23rd homer.  Chill your, DLzebub, he was removed from the game due to the large lead by the Mariners.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Hitting .333 on the year, but it’s kinda crazy how off his power has been in Safeco.  Every stadium that ends in co, move your fences in 15 feet!  You too, Metco.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting near-.300 in the last week, and has three homers in the last ten games.  Catcher questions begin in 3, 2, 1…

Andrew McCutchen – After almost a week of speculation, McCutchen was finally placed on the 15-day DL with a fractured rib.  I think the doctors just liked the idea of debating the McRib.

Gerrit Cole – Threw well in his last start, but he only tossed 73 pitches, which means he’s one more good rehab start away or he’ll start for the Pirates in his next start and only go five innings.  Sucks if you owned him this year.  Excuse me, if you had to endure him.  Next year I have a feeling there’s going to be nice value found with him.  We shall see!  Or not.  Your choice.

Ike Davis – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer and Travis Snider went 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers (8, 9).  These don’t seem related, but once Ike gets off the Snide, good things happen for both.

Jordy Mercer – 2-for-4 and hitting over .400 in the last week.  Jordache (proper name) is a hot schmotato!

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd steal as he hit in the six hole, which is porn for the left earlobe.  Not sure why Marte’s down at 6th.  Russell Martin, or Russell The Muscle as Alyssa from Los Angeles calls him, hit a homer yesterday (1-for-4, 2 RBIs), but he really needs to hit third with The Dread Pirate out?  Rhetorical!  Of course, he doesn’t.

Justin Verlander – 1 IP, 4 ER and left the start with a sore shoulder.  Finally, a reason for him to go to the Disgraceful List.  He’s never missed a start before in his career, physically.  Mentally, he looked like he checked out sometime in April.  Perhaps the allure of Kate Upton and her stories growing up with brothers, Justin and B.J., proved too distracting.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 27th steal.  The King of SAGNOF made a decree that anyone caught stealing will have their grapes cut off.  Not those grapes, he means the grapes Jarrod Dyson hand-feeds the SAGNOF court.

Alex Rios – Still has soreness in his ankle, and is visiting the team physician, Dr. Keith Meister.  The Keith Meister!  Rios says he’s going to play today, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Rios hits the DL at some point soon.  The only thing that seems to be stopping that from happening is the Rangers are trying to trade him for 30 cents on the dollar.  Keep your three dimes, other teams!

Drew Smyly – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Arguably his best start of the year.  Well, arguably if you happen to be in the Drew Smyly Fan Club chapter in Lake George, New York.  They’re ornery up there!  I’m not a huge fan of The Emoticon, but the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start and I concur.  I’m a concurring fool!

Cole Figueroa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and played 2nd base because Maddon spun his Buddy Holly glasses and the earpieces were pointing at Figueroa.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.400 in the last week, raising his season average to .287 and raising the likelihood of him saying “Heavens to Betsy Zobrist!” to 12%.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, which comes after a 4 IP, 4 ER start.  Call him Dr. YoGa, because he’s always stretching patience.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-4 and two steals (26, 27).  Today’s topic for the Inglewood High School Debate & Speech Club, pros and cons of using CarGo to only refer to Carlos Gomez.  No, I don’t mean that type of refer.

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting .205.  I love the bravery that Mini Donkey has shown trying to fill-in for Prince Fielder.  If only his bravery didn’t involve him swinging wildly at things in the dirt.

Jake Arrieta – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  On my RCL team, he’s thrown 62 1/3 IP and has a 2.17 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP with 66 Ks.  Yes, I benched him in Coors.  Started him every other time.  I have released the inseam!

Manny Machado – Left yesterday’s game after injuring his knee on a swing.  His knee buckled and it…Well, it didn’t look good.  I’d suggest you don’t look at the picture I’m about to link to.  In fact, the stronger I suggest you don’t look at it, the more you’ll want to.  So, don’t ever, ever, ever look at it.  It’s terrible.  Faces of Death I thru IV has nothing on this.  Okay, here it is.  It took everything in my power to not Rick Roll you there.  He’ll undergo tests today, but for right now the O’s are saying a sprained knee.  He’ll definitely miss at least two weeks.  My guess is he’ll miss a month.

Chris Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer as he replaced Machado.  He’s done a lot of damage to his fantasy value this year, but it wouldn’t be the worst thing if he plays another two weeks at 3rd base.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Nothing to see here, 2015 sleepers must be protected at all costs.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer.  Six weeks ago, I said to sell him when he had 20 homers and hitting .315.  In the two and half months since, 11 homers and hitting .218 in 238 at-bats.  Yup.

Michael Pineda – Confirmed to start on Wednesday.  What’s the over/under here?  5 2/3 IP, 2 ER?  5 1/3 IP, 1 ER?  5 IP, 3 ER, leafs, grass and other debris sticking to his pine-tar-covered hand?

Carlos Beltran – 0-for-3, 1 run and stole home.  The Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph tried waving garlic to stop him, but forget the only way to stop a Zombino is a sore oblique or loud music.

Danny Santana – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .322.  Holy Danny Santanas, Batman!  Batman has Alcides and was too slow grabbing Santana.  Aw, Batman.

Tommy Milone – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Maybe another two months of starts like this and I’ll consider him next March.  Maybe.  Talk about the worst cliffhanger.  Oh, no, what’s Grey going to think of Milone next March?!  I have to know.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.

Jordan Schafer – 0-for-3, 1 run and his 5th steal and that’s his fifth steal in the last six games he’s played!  Love when a guy is trying to show his club his worth.  SAGNOF, you baller!

Chris Carter – 1-for-3 and his 26th homer, and his 5th homer in the last nine games.  He could hit 35 homers this year.  Wouldn’t surprise me.  Truth is out there.  Somewhere.  The truth texted me five minutes ago and said it was almost here.

Jake Marisnick – 4-for-4.  He’s a long-time favorite of mine, without that much reason, but I’m watching him like a cyclops with a monocle so you don’t have to.  You’re welcome.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, and his 5th homer.  Let’s here for the boy-man!  Oh, let’s give the boy-man a hand (so he can reach the cereal)!

Kevin Correia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Julio Teheran (7 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks).  The Correia/Teheran matchup proved that you never know who has WMDs.  I liked Teheran better as a summer resort than he’s been in the last two starts.  If it’s any consolation (it’s not), relievers let in two runs tagged onto his line, so he went from a wonky Quality Start to just wonky.

Carl Crawford – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting near-.350 in the last week with no power and one steal.  From the Crawford Mustang to the Crawford MustresthislegsinEpsonsalt.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Yes, if Walt Weiss wasn’t injured in the medulla oblongta, Dickerson would be a 20/15 guy with a .310+ average.  Shoot, he may get there even after platooning for a month of the season.

Everth Cabrera – Will have an MRI today.  If only at your draft, you skipped EverCab and went with KlUber.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer on the Padres, and ninth homer this year.  Solarte has a nice little niche carved out for himself.  Guy on waivers that looks good that you won’t ever pick up.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Where’s the majority of 1st basemen’s fantasy value?  Over Yonder.

Jesse Hahn – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ah, the slow fade into hoping he’s shutdown.  Terrific.

Jeff FrancoeurPadres designated him for assignment.  Should be a rule that when the Padres DFA you, you should have to get out of baseball.  Frenchy could open a little bistro, As Good As It Baguettes.  He can serve freedom fries, French Onion Soup served by Dave Campbell and Frenchy’s Toast that you can try to not love, but resistance is futile.

From Around The Web

  1. Robert says:
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    you knew it was coming: Zunino or Martin?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha Zunino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Agree with Mike

  2. Hondo says:
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    If Noah Syndergaard’s first name was Noel,wouldn’t it be hilarious to watch Kim Jong try to pronounce it?It’d be like Korean Talk Like a Pirate Day.
    Sorry,I have also have Choo issues and any Korean guy with a baseball bat or nuclear weapons better get the f…,umm wait- I want to reconsider this.

    Oh now I’m sad about Cutch and that I’ll never get any royalties for my Korean Talk Like a Pirate Day idea and am seriously thinking about giving up on Tulo and putting Cutch into my sole DL spot and grabbing a working part,cause all this labrum talk is starting to make me skeptical. Plus the word labrum reminds me of “Silence of the Lambs” so I’ll probably have nightmares of Hannibal serving ground Tulo parts in the Coors hotdogs.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha crazy

  3. gareth says:
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    I’m Batman!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      or Catwoman .

      • gareth says:
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        @costaricanchata: haha.

        I was referring to Grey’s comment about Batman having alcides Escobar and sleeping on picking up Danny Santana. I did that too.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          There was a Catman and one point I think unless that was just a fever dream I had when I was a kid.

          See you on the 25th G?

          • gareth says:
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            @Mike: it looks like I’ll be in new york 20th to the 25th. Got family coming over from the UK to celebrate my Mother’s birthday. If I make it back to Cleveland in time I’ll be there!

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              nice! have fun in NY!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @gareth: I’ll be in NY the same time, am I Gareth? Are we all Gareth?

              • gareth says:
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                @Grey:Hiit me up Grey. At some point in the trip I plan on going to a kareoke bar and crooning some Billy Joel. Hopefully they have those fences to protect me, like the ones in the blues brothers movie.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’ll be busy with family stuff… You should be too, for Mum

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nick’s actually going to be in NY on the tour during that time though… Duke’s in Manhattan…

                  • gareth says:
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                    @Grey: just kidding about the kareoke thing. Yeah, its all about Mom and Making it a birthday to remember.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s the Queen Mum’s bday!

  4. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    ike davis blurb = hah hah

  5. gareth says:
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    Im totally papa smurfing right now.

    It Seems like every starter I stream at the moment ends up being toxic. Gallardo, Keuchel, Miller to name but a few.

    Its made worse by seeing junky guys pitch the same day and go 8 scoreless innings, getting the win.

    Arggghh, the streaming minefield!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      bummer

    • papasmurf says:
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      @gareth: Sorry my friend, you cannot out-smurf a smurf.

      I’ve missed out on 2 R and 7 RBI from the catcher spot the last two games. First, on Sat I was not able to check my lineup during the day so I had Altuve in there (he was out). I would have sub’ed Rutledge in at 2B and Norris in as the UTIL. Instead his HR + 5 RBI went to waste. (I picked up and started Zunino vs. Noesi, 1 for 3, his WORST game in his recent good stretch)

      Then last night, I started Norris (0 for 4) and had Zunino on bench (2 for 3, R, 2 RBI).

      Anyway, it’s the life of a smurf. It’s extremely difficult to play fantasy baseball as an undersized blue person.

      Sorry for the Debbie Downer moment but no one’s worse at this than me. You dunno how many holes I’ve punched in the mushroom house from these kinds of smurf jobs.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You have the love of Smurfette, never forget that…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @papasmurf: did you bench pujols and mesoraco months ago the day they had around 17 collective bases and pujols had 2 homers. i did that one.

        • papasmurf says:
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          @goodfold2: @goodfold2: Nosir I can’t say I have had one day of benchitis as bad as that. That’s indeed a painful one. But on a consistent basis I really have a hard time envisioning anyone having lineup backfires as often as I do.

          I wonder if my involvement actually hurts my team more than it helps. Without my roster decisions, it wont be fighting for first now, but without my bad lineup decisions, it would be in first.

          Maybe I should just draft the team (make waiver pickups) and let another smurf handle the day to day lineups.

          It’s not like I mess around with my lineup all the time, it’s when I finally had it with a slumper, I sit him, and wham he goes off! Or it’s situations where I can’t set my lineup and inevitably it blows up against my team.

  6. gareth says:
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    Which OF: Aoki, Peralta, Willingham or viciedo?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      peralta .

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Costa

  7. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      what DOES that mean ?

      • gareth says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        I’d sometimes add multiple comments (3 in a row on more than one occasion) so J-foh nicknamed me G3.

        • john says:
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          @gareth:

          please stop, it’s terrible

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @john: hahah.

  8. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    have no idea what a rick roll is ,
    but thanks for not doing it to me .

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Fungazi says:
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      @costaricanchata: It’s a joke about a guy that used to find victory in life through his bakery business:

      bringvictory.com

  9. costaricanchata says:
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    5 minutes before i read this column ,
    i dropped segura and picked up solarte .
    sothere .

  10. jo jo!!! says:
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    logjam! who do i drop? keeping brantley and kemp

    hamilton/calhoun/heyward/markakis/pagan (just picked up)

    i actually typed ‘hamilton’ twice at first, cause i think he’s been the worst

    also, should i keep exercising patience with gattis?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @jo jo!!!:

      b. hamilton can win almost win a category and is a definite keeper in 14 and above teamers .
      j . hamilton … not so much .

      • jo jo!!! says:
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        @costaricanchata: oh ya haha i mean joshy boy – i wish billy was my man

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I could see losing Josh

      if your league is shallow I’d play the hot hand at catcher

      • jo jo!!! says:
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        @Mike: 10 team H2H, thanks Mike

  11. gareth says:
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    RIP Robin Williams.

    Top 5:

    1) Good will hunting (one of the greatest monologues in movie history).
    2) Aladdin (he WAS the genie).
    3) the world according to garp (I love this film. Williams, Close and Lithgow are all outstanding).
    4) Mrs Doubtfire (a comedic masterclass – pathos, high farce, slapstick – all under a cake of make up, body padding, a wig and dress ).
    5) dead poets society (inspirational and moving).

    Honorable mentions to the fisher king, good morning Vietnam and the birdcage.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @gareth: RIP, Robin! Ty for the info G3.

      Cheers (but not happy),
      Ante

    • @gareth: More great movies from Mork from Ork..
      Patch Adams
      Insomnia
      The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
      Jumanji
      Awakenings
      One Hour Photo

      • I B Teheran It Up! says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Flubber, Hook, What Dreams May Come and countless other blockbusters… A true Genius of Comedy and no one will ever do it so well and freely as he did. RIP Robin Williams

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @I B Teheran It Up!: His part at the roast / wake after the Richard Pryor Show. Man, the guy was really on it in the late 70s / early 80s. His ability to do dialects was unchallenged! A gr8 loss to humanity.

          • Oliver says:
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            @Ante GALIC: And he was Popeye!

      • aethomp12345 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Insomnia and one hour photo were weird movies. He was a creepy bad guy.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @gareth: Garp ruled.

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @gareth: Really liked Moscow On The Hudson.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      What a bummer.

      I liked his cameo in “Louie” when they went to the strip club

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Mike: good call Mike

      • gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: those 4 movies are interchangeable for me on that list.

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: i was just specifying the movies, but yeah his TV stuff and stand up share an equal footing with his movie output.

        He enriched TV with appearanced with Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett and various talk shows over the years.

        Mork though. True genius. I especially loved his interactions with ohio native Jonathan Winters in the last season and in interviews together. It was a total joy watching two improvisational comedy savants having and whale of a time bouncing off each other.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Him and Winters were both geniuses, Robin at the Met was brilliant…

    • RapCity says:
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      @gareth:

      “World’s Greatest Dad” which is on Netflix streaming.

  12. Aaron says:
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    Ugh… I fell for the ol’banana in the tailpipe. Son’vA! I’m sure the Friars will molest him while he’s still licking his wounds from the Fish.

    ps. I finally curb checked your boy Alcantara for Wong… so he should begin finally producing for you guys. You know, more than a walk or a single with no counting stats every few games… that’s what I mean by producing. Just thought I’d reiterate that.
    pps. That is if he didn’t get Valley Fever from the Grim Votto like the other guys have on my fantasy team.

    • gareth says:
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      @Aaron: Me too. Apparently it wasn’t “Miller time.” However I needed the actual “Miller time” after that start.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha ouch. I like the swap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: Ha, thanks!

  13. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Is Guru really gone? Am I missing the joke?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: appeared to happen on the 9th, Nick was talking to somebody during interview and that person asked where Guru was, Nick said he was just here, and dodged answering the question. they are saying it’s not injured or jailed. i’m sure it’s a good story we’ll likely never hear though.

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: hawk harrelson disapproves of your correct grammar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, of course he do

  14. gareth says:
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    To celebrate the Royals going into first place in the AL Central, Billy Butler entered a pie eating contest. He easily won, then proceeded to barf over everyone and everything.

    Guest judge Will Wheaton happily provided live commentary of the event.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Ha, nice guest judge

  15. gareth says:
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    FMBL. Arizona coming to Cleveland today and Goldy’s not going to be there.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      go time to start house ?

    • fausto says:
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      @gareth: coming to cleveland aug 22-24th I think are dates. Cle vs Hou. Any chance they have any Carmona sherseys ill even hit a goodwill for one. Any recommendations? .

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @fausto: if you can find an extra of those (for cheap , it’s from goodwill), bring back to STL, i will pay you when Nick gets here. hmm, are there CLE tickets left? i’m gonna have to run out early on STL visit. a band that only comes around like every 5 years is also in town on day of STL tour stop.

      • gareth says:
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        @fausto: The indians sell official t-shirts at the ballpark that they personalize while the game is going on. Its about $30. Get there fairly early so they can have it ready and you can wear it while the game is going on. You can’t do current or former ballplayers (MLB copyright), but FAUSTO 55 should work.

        You could try goodwill but that may end up being a needle in a haystack type endeavor.

        • fausto says:
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          @gareth: prefect Thank you my Internet friend.

  16. Ante GALIC says:
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    What up, Grey et al!!

    Gr8 shizz. Kudos to you and your advanced scout team on Giancarlo. Agreed now that 40 is the new 35, so anything less than 40 would be a less-than-serious let down?

    On Solarte, signed him up in my weekly league because of TuLo’s needling! I’m afraid TuLo is done for this year, can we (his owners) all get together for a prayer circle?

    Started Gray, started Teheran. Who knew Teheran would get beat by North Korea? But then it’s because Teheran has 99.99% of the pure uranium needed for North Korea’s nukes. North Korea threatened to expose Teheran if he did not give up the pure uranium, and so Teheran lost in a face-saving effort .

    On Familia, too bad that Utley’s double in the 9th was upheld instead of a 2-run HR to make it 5-4 Mess so that Familia’s owner in your RCL would earn less points.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      cheers!

  17. costaricanchata says:
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    nick lost the guru !
    that’s worse than killing kenny (or kennys , or even kendrys for that matter) .

    seriously though , some big canadian with large wavy hands moves down here
    and invites people inside his shiny new bus … you gotta kinda guess that a boy
    from maine would be among the 1st to fall for that old trick .

    until proven otherwise , i’m going with ==> nick and j-foh ate the guru .

  18. Bostondirtdogs says:
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    Drop Sanchez?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

  19. Benny says:
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    For dynasty league purposes, who do you think will close for the Mets next year? Familia, Mejia, or someone else?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mejia would be my guess

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Benny: Parnell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benny: Agree with F

  20. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: dammit! now you tell me.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Mosquitoes are also high in potassium, hmm…

  21. Chicken's Don't Have No Fingers says:
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    Imagery in Hutchinson blurb was a beautiful thing! The last time I tried to stream him this season I woke up in a bath tub full of ice, missing a kidney. #ASL_Challenge? As always keep up the great work Sir…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      DO IT

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: 7 spots left

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: whats RCL and is it for money?

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @my sisters friend boyfriend: Razzball commenters league…free..check the football section there is a post from Jay that explains it

        • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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          @jef with 1 f: im in!

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: 4 spots left.

              • Adam Jonesin says:
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                @JeF With 1 F: I joined. Never done a RCL

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @Adam Jonesin: Nice..not much different about it, a couple settings changes but there will be updates on the leagues on this site which is cool .and prizes won by some.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: kevin and myself are hosting some RazzDP leagues ie IDP. if we fill them up we’ll be looking for a third commisioner.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: Let me know how it goes..ill do it if it comes to that…Im in one IDP this season…i could do another.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: not a big deal, but you can at least play with us. Were doing a first year trial. Unfortunately it’s standard IDP scoring which I heavily disagree with but it’s a start. All the rankings are based on standard format.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @J-FOH: Yea ill join..is it posted somewhere?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: set to debut soon

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

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @J-FOH: which IDP scoring would you rather have?

        • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: if you know anybody doing a money league can u point them in my direction..I like to have one for fun league and one money league.

            • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: alright thanks

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @my sisters friend boyfriend: check for league openings on both razzball forum and yahoo fantasy baseball message board.

      • Acid_Head says:
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        @J-FOH: Nice I was hoping someone would do an IDP, although I agree with the standard scoring kind of sucking. Will keep an eye out for the sign up.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: DO IT….DO IT…have to back up my words

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: 3 spots left

  22. fausto says:
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    Top 5 Grey post nominee…. I was lmao I almost rotflmao but my floors are splintery and thats a dated abbreviation.
    Drop 1 lowrie hardy kendrick alcanterror? Need 2b ss mi and I carry bn bats.

    Add Kennys Vargas @ ci a solid play for hr/rbi while rizzo is slumping? (Sliding harrison over to 2b).

    Edwin/springer coming back drop one mi(above) and my OF drop would be reddick or jd mart.
    I WHIFFED on danniel-san for jd martinez. FACEPALM

    thx and seriously funny shizz.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      got you on SAGNOF post I think

      sure on Vargas, but I’d be starting Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Thanks! Drop Hardy since injured…Just start Rizzo…Reddick drop over Mart

  23. can't fight fate says:
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    Thoughts on Cuddyer? Worth a flyer if you have no DL players on your team?

  24. Ante GALIC says:
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    To my bro Phil!!!

    Keep on keepin’ on, Hurry K’d Carter! 26 HRs with 61 RBIs. If he continues to stay hot, he could get to 35 HRs, 90 RBIs. He’s really figured it out. The HR he hit was hit pretty well, but my boy Altuve’s was hit further!!!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    PS See what I did? I gave your boy three compliments and one negative criticism. That is the ratio of compliments to negative criticism one should dole out to have a successful manager – player relationship. Got it? Cheers!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha! Works for me. If he gets to 35 HRs you can say anything you want!

      I’m hoping he’s figured something out, but who knows. Watching his ABs, or a good number of them, the last 2 months it looks like he’s finally realized you don’t have to swing at offspeed stuff at your ankles. It’s a start!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Absolutely love Altuve, by the way. Wish I had him. What a player.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          You jelly, bro? :)

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Phil of the Future: I am..all this man love is drying up my wet tail

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              WET TAIL!

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Hey, JeF!! Love you too, bro! We’re trying to affect a positive change in here!

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      the old “compliment sandwich”

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: What up Grey? We haven’t spoken much since you dropped GYORKO. I feel like I don’t know you anymore. You’re not the man I fell in love with :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, man, I’m sorry…It had to happen for my team, doesn’t mean I don’t share the love

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I know it, man. If this was a 12 teamer I would’ve prob cut the cord with him a while ago, but I’m all in. GYORKO’S Song:

            And I need you now tonight
            And I need you more than ever
            And if you only hold me tight
            We’ll be holding on forever
            And we’ll only be making it right
            ‘Cause we’ll never be wrong
            Together we can take it to the end of the line

            (Full credit to Bonnie Tyler, “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, aka GYORKO’S Song))

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That so is Gyorko’s song, ha

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: yup

  25. Swfcdan says:
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    Trying to get Bogartes long term in a keeper as ive a glaring need at SS (and 3B tbh). In our league 4th gets the 1st pick in the next years prospect draft, im currently 5th (have no chance of the money though) and so will likely get the 1st-3rd pick next year.

    And I’m talking to a team about getting Bogartes ($0) for my 1st round pick (so 1st-3rd overall) in the prospect draft next year. We don’t allow international signings to be taken there anymore, so the picks have become less valuable (no abreu/tanakas allowed anymore). And I could sign Bogartes long term and cheaply this offseason to 3 years ($8) or 2 years ($6).

    I like the idea, think its worth taking a shot on him?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: Sure

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, take Bogaerts for the pick

  26. Kcc26 says:
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    Where abouts do you think Dickerson gets drafted overall next year?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Kcc26: Top 100-125…they gotta figure out a way to get him in there

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s the new Blackmon!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: You must not have looked at Blackmon lately.Last 30 days 9/55 4r-21tb-0hr-5rbi-3bb-200bavg-3stl-480 ops. Thats just putrid .Dickerson is so much better.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah exactly…they took essence of Blackmon and put it in Dickerson haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kcc26: 125ish, no one trusts him

  27. Fantasy Noob says:
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    Drop DeGrom for Pineda or McHugh?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fantasy Noob: i would think mchugh unless and until you see pineda look good, but if it’s the kind of league where he would get sucked up quickly just go pineda to see first.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fantasy Noob: McHugh…you’re going to hate me after Pineda does well in his first start back, which invariably will happen, but McHugh’s the better ROS option

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      McHugh…I don’t trust Pineda as far as I can throw him

    • Fantasy Noob says:
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      @Fantasy Noob: thanks guys

  28. luv da rookies says:
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    what dollar value do u think polanco and harrison’s (pitt) roto salary value will be in 2015–an NL 11 team DEEP (40 man roster)

    260 5×5 league with fairly high inflation ?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @luv da rookies: Well I’m not sure what your budget is, but I can kinda do a comparison of sorts…for Polanco, you’re going to be paying whatever it took to get Wil Myers this year (hopefully it turns out better for Polanco), and for Harrison, probably Ben Zobrist territory (multi-position stat fillers)

      • luv da rookies says:
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        budget is 260 for every team with 10 keepers (oven cheap minor leaguers) should i keep polanco at 20 and harrison at 7

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          those sound like fair prices

  29. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    doing so much football planning forgot to reset waivers in 14 team dynasty for arrieta (who drops him anyway, and how do 11 other owners not want him?!). did i hear you say yesterday that altuve is now ahead of harper for keeper purposes? if so in OPS 12 team roto with 5 OF and 2 extra IF who’s the last keeper out of harper/altuve/baez/frazier/dickerson? already keeping mccutchen and trout of course.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: I would still go Harper but Altuve has certainly made things interesting

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d keep Altuve only because you already have stacked OF and his steals are areally nice coming from a MI position. Hope that makes sense.

      re: Arrieta that’s crazy

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Mike: yeah, i f’ed up not reseting arrieta’s waiver claim.

  30. bossmanjunior says:
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    Who should I start today:

    1) Baez v Peralta or Segura @ Hendricks

    2) Beltran @ Chen or Werth @ Montero

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Mello

  31. papasmurf says:
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    Genghis Hahn’s outing looked a lot like his last one vs. MIN. Cruising then third time through the lineup, bam!

    Looked like a curveball that stayed up and C Dick yanked it deep and hard.

    May have to prematurely eject the Hahn.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @papasmurf: That all sounded kinda dirty

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      filthy…agreed on Hahn

  32. Brian says:
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    Someone countered a proposed trade with this:

    I give – deGrom (now DL’d) and R. Soriano
    I get – Odorizzi

    It’s a 16 team H2H keeper. I have Casilla and Allen as more other CLs. I have Teheran, Cobb, Wood, Dickey, Simon, Gee, plus Pineda and Cole on the DL. The waiver wire is pretty slim.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Brian: Yeah I’d go for that…despite being the closer all year, I have very little faith in Soriano

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  33. Five-On-One says:
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    Aoki or Headly for my Utility spot?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Five-On-One: Aoki now, Headley ROS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d ride Aoki for a little while and see what sticks

  34. Later Tater says:
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    years of …uh…abuse have rotted my brain, but didn’t guru go mia for a while a few years ago, right after he started his own posts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s a personal marketing strategy!

      I have no idea about it but I hope he’s okay

  35. Paul says:
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    Great writeup! Polanco, Yelich, or Rajai in a H2H with obp and ops? Or if they’re all on wires is it more of a matchups thing? Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Paul: I would put it in the order you have. Polanco is turning on the beast mode. Should be a fun month and a half (still can’t believe the guy in my league dropped him for Desmond Jennings…he is now a card-carrying member of the League of Extraordinary Dumbasses…I am currently the president after keeping Strasburg over Tulo and dropping Rendon the day before the season started…boy this really doesn’t help my case to be answering any questions…moving right along…)

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Mello Yello: Thanks! Yeah I had Polanco then dropped him when he cooled off…now he’s looking like he’s definitely turned it back on and isn’t slowing down – especially in the steal department. And I guess Calhoun is somewhere around where Yelich is?

        Dropping for Desmond?! Ouch. My drop was for Kluber when his prior owner thought he was merely a streamer (!!!).

        Ooof! That always happens though – who knew Rendon would be THAT good pre-season. I had Segura and Gyorko in my 2B/SS slots and thought I got them for steals in the draft!

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I actually just picked up Segura and bumped Baez to 2B…I mean I know the guy fell off a bit, but for free?…I’ll give him a look

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Mello Yello: Not a bad point. Right now I have Dozier / Dee as my 2B/SS with Baez rotating in and out too. Speaking of which, would you play Baez (v. Peralta) over Dee (v. Minor) or Dozier (v. McHugh) today? Tron is pretty close…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Thanks! Polanco… Baez over Dee if you don’t need steals, otherwise over Dozier

  36. Mello Yello says:
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    Nick was too happy when you verbally agreed to do a Razzball baseball tour next year…get that milk carton photo ready…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mello Yello: I might end up finding Guru after all

  37. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Eeesh. That Machado pic looks like torn ligaments. Partial, at least.

    Sell now, if you can, before the MRI comes out.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      major bummer. one of my fave players

  38. JP says:
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    i trade frazier to get wainwright? 10 team mixed h2h..9th place so need to make something happen quick

    C- Rosario
    1b – Rizzo
    2b – Cano
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Andrus
    OF – Jones
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Polanco
    Util – Pujols
    Bn – Arenado
    DL – CarGo

    SP – Cobb
    SP – Porcello
    SP – Zimmermann
    SP – Arrieta
    SP – Stroman
    SP – Roark
    SP – Paxton
    SP – Quintana
    RP – Robertson
    RP – Feliz
    RP – Casilla
    RP – Familia
    DL – Cole

    • JP says:
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      @JP:

      would also accept arenado in place of frazier..

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @JP: Then I would move Arenado

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @JP: Definitely…looks like that’s where you need help at

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds good

  39. Derrick says:
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    Start House today at home against Arizona? SON has him at $10.6.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Derrick: Sure…Zona’s dreadful

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      10.6 is a start IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick: I don’t trust him unless desperate

  40. Grant says:
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    with DeGrom on the DL, I need a pitcher to fill in, needs to be average ownership probably in the 40%, 14 team deep bench league. I was thinking Masterson or Bauer, who do you think is best for the next couple weeks at least.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Grant: Bauer

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Grant: Montero

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bauer

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Grant: Alvarez coming off dl and starting thursday 30.9 ownership better than those options.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Still no Alvarez love.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s fine as a streamer

  41. William says:
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    Nice X-Files reference!

  42. KK says:
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    Alright to drop Hahn for McHugh to stream? Figured at this point innings limit won’t help much.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @KK: Eh

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KK: Agree with Mike

  43. J says:
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    How much leash to give Arismendy in a 12teamer?

    Any of these worth a look?
    D Peralta, Aoki, Venable, Singleton, C Crawford

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @J: The leash would be relative to other 2B options, which I suspect there’s not a lot of, so I would ride it out.

      Peralta, Aoki, and Singleton are all worth looks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Peralta. I wouldn’t give anybody a long leash at this point in the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: I’d go Aoki or Singleton depending on needs

  44. Don Majkowski says:
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    OBP league, looking for best overall production, who to grab coming off the DL?

    Lind or Fowler?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Don Majkowski: Fowler…he’s a stat filler. Also Springer will be back in a week. Gotta love the direction that offense is going in

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Fowler

  45. sniff test says:
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    Hey dude! Can I Marisnick over Taveras in redraft?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @sniff test: Yup

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sounds fine

  46. Venezuelan Winter Leaguer says:
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    ROS: JD Martinez or Josh Reddick?
    H2H 10-Team. R, HR, RBI, H, BB, SB, K, AVG, OBP, SLG.
    In first place but I need some power help for my UTIL.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Reddick

      • Venezuelan Winter Leaguer says:
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        @Mike: Thank you Mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  47. The Animal says:
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    What are your thoughts on M.Trumbo heating up lately? He is a free agent and 1b/of on ESPN making me look his way….

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d grab him if you need some pop

      • The Animal says:
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        @Mike:
        Thanks. Worth a drop for Blackmon? I could just keep him and drop Kennys Vargas. I just loved the analysis on Vargas this week by J-FOH+

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          agreed on JFOH’s piece…I’d hold onto Vargas a little longer. Blackmon I’d hold at least through the series at Coors vs. CIN

  48. Summerbryz says:
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    Heyo, thoughts on dropping Singleton for Lind.

    – question from a lost goldy owner

    • Summerbryz says:
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      @Summerbryz: ps this isin an H2h OBP league.

    • Summerbryz says:
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      @Summerbryz: ps this isin an H2h OBP league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      makes sense

  49. Moose out front says:
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    Stream CJ Wilson today? SON loves him at $20.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, I’d go with SON

  50. Inglourious Dirty Ol' Basterd says:
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    Shazbot forever, indeed.

  51. smegma says:
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    Drop Neise for Robbie Ray who gets 2 starts next week @TB and @Min?

  52. SportiveTricks says:
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    Hey boys, I am getting killed in the W column. Any thoughts on how I can make strides?

    My staff is: Strasburg, Darvish (just acquired), A. Cobb, Kazmir (just acquired), and then a carousel of Paxton, Keuchel, Arrieta, Hammel, and others.

    I don’t trust Keuchel and Hammel in that carousel, but I have high hopes for Paxton and, following my Gray leader, Arrieta’s been the real deal aside from Coors Field.

    Oh, the question was about manufacturing wins.

    Love yas!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wins are hard to predict obviously. look for guys that go deeper into games

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks Mike, and that’s a logical marker that I hadn’t really thought of. Any advice on how to locate the horses out there?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I use SON since it breaks down the starts into each category. you can also sort most leaderboards by IP.

          I tend to avoid rookie nookie when I’m looking for Ws. you could also go another route and try to land middle relievers that could vulture wins, but that’s even harder to chase

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @SportiveTricks: kaz keuchel and cobb have been robbed their last 7 games without wins due to no run support..and well Arrieta plays for the cubs lol he almost has to be perfect to get a win…look on the wire for pitchers who get run support for example shoemaker for the angels..he quietly has 10 wins

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        oh yeah, great point about the run support

        • SportiveTricks says:
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          @Mike:

          Word, I already had The Cobbler rostered for tonight’s start, and will likely be doing the same with his remaining home starts. Kazmir “should” get plenty of run support, and I like some of the young bats that Arrieta is going to get behind him now. Tampa’s O stinks, but I think Cobb is good enough to still produce. I’m not quite sure what to make of Keuchel these days in my quest for wins. I feel like Cobb and Arrieta are surer things right now when it comes to guys pitching with little run support, so I’m kind of considering him a streamer. Hammel makes me and Gray crazy.

          Thanks for the advice, fellas, I’ll be looking to jiggle my SoN readings and chase some wins…..

          hearts

  53. Anonymous says:
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    Polanco and fister for $ 1
    For kershaw and wainright, panda and span
    .is that a veto able trade?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      not vetoable…prefer the Kershaw side though

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    Just would like to post that I got offered this trade last night in a 16 Team 5 player keep forever H2H league:

    I give: Stanton/Polanco
    I get: Holliday/Ventura

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Sorry, had to post that. What kind of idiot offers shit like that? Or how f**king stupid does he think I am. I’m in first, bitch, I ain’t dishing out quality keepers for your crap. Not that Holliday and Ventura aren’t worthwhile players, but I’m giving up John Carlo AND Polanco for that. I’m in 1st for a reason. Fool.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hopefully he doesn’t read this comment section

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: he can’t read Razzball if he’s making trade offers like that! Sorry, when I got the email last night I really wanted to know how dumb he thought I was. I didn’t even respond to it, just rejected it right away.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wilsonian: as dumb as you think he is, how dumb do you think he thinks about you?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Wilsonian: I always offer back an even more ridiculous trade offer back. I like to test how stupid they are if offering that . A guy early in the year kept trying to get Tulo from me and his last offer was Miggy for Longo cause i think he forgot to check the Tulo box and i accepted immediately. Funny he never offered me anymore trades.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Not bad, if this were 2006 and Ventura was a county he was giving you and Polanco was Placido

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: haha, well said. Especially in a keep forever league. I have Stanton until he retires or dies. Whichever comes first. Who, other than Trout, would I give him up for? If you said “no one”, then you’re right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I have Stanton in a keeper, going on 3 years…Don’t see me losing him any time soon…

  55. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Damn you Hahn!!! I should of started one of my good pitchers with only 1 start then this bum with 2 starts grrrrrr!!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Hahn! [shakes fist]

  56. Fireball Feliz says:
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    This has probably been asked before, but is Segura droppable now? He’s been sitting on my bench for weeks and I’d like to drop him to stream McHugh today

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  57. Jack says:
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    J. Peralta or Schmotato Mercer?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Peralta

  58. Wilsonian says:
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    And I think I may have heard last night, but Mauer or Zunino?

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

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Zunino

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: so you think I should can Mauer, who I picked up last night, for Zunino? Or roll with Mauer for a couple of days and see what he does? It’s limited to 9 moves per week. I’ve only used one, obviously, so far.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          see what he does, but in an 8-teamer I wouldn’t sweat catcher…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: He said Zunino! Frack! C’mon Wilson!

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            haha

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: true, just added in the caveat with the limited moves thing. Don’t want to go blowing my wad on catchers this early in the week. Not like anyone is gunning for Zunino.

            Damn you Rosario and being a giant bucket of shit this year…

            • Cram It says:
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              @Wilsonian: You don’t want to go blowing your wad on catcher on any day of the week in an 8 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d see what Mauer does for a few days in an 8 teamer, kinda neither here nor there

  59. chasing saves says:
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    Trade deadline coming up…. who u like better ROS chisek or Nathan for saves… blah I know

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cishek

  60. Steve says:
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    If there was even a slightly-below league average ump calling the A’s/Royals game, Ventura would have 3 less baserunners and probably 2 less ER. And most likely 3-4 more K’s. The K was booing the ump before the second out of the 3rd inning…Ventura continually painted and whatever was umping home plate appreciated the effort but decided to pass…Gray got a bit of that too. So I guess whatever.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hate when they get squeezed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Good heads up!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: also. his cutter that he’s been dicking around with since spring training and has never really used…93-95 mph filth. especially down and in to lefties. the pitch at its best (and i saw probably 4-5 of them like this) moved like a slider–at 94. he’s just started to really incorporate it into his repertoire (pretty much since his last start at ARI) but it could seriously become a swing-and-miss offering by the end of the season if he continues to use it and locate it a little bit better.

  61. Carter says:
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    Start Beltran and Carter over Bryce this week while they’re hot and he’s cold? Or is that crazy talk?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, ride the hot streak

      • Carter says:
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        @Mike: lolz good call by the Carter

  62. Who should I stream today? Minor vs Haren, Happ at SEA (Young), TJ House vs Collmenter, Volquez vs Robbie Ray. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      SON likes Minor and House. I’d lean House

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      SON likes Minor and House. I’d lean House

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: I’m starting Minor . They skipped his last start i’m hoping they fixed his release point.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          sounds good

  63. DomMattingly says:
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    Would you drop Rios for a very available Grandy? Or is that just crazy?!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  64. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Lot of good streaming options today in my 6×6 (QS is extra cat) league. After I got roofied by Hutch yesterday, he’s on the chopping block. Pick one:

    House v ARI (Collmenter) – SON 10.3
    Vogelsong v CWS (Sale) – 10.4
    Despaigne v COL (Flande) – 7.5
    Haren @ ATL (Minor) – 5.8

    My opponent has a bunch of starts this week, most with excellent matchups, so to some extent I’m chasing W/QS. Vogel’s highest rated and has been the best lately, but faces Sale. Love fading ARI or COL on the road without their best hitters, but Despaigne (who has Petco and Flande in his favor) has been brutal lately, and both House and Collmenter have been ok so chasing a W there is risky. Haren’s got risk, but if he’s really fixed a mechanical issue he’s got the most upside with that matchup.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like the House start

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: dam rain.

  65. Joe says:
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    5×5, 12-team, h2h, nonkeeper. I have Hill at 2B, ugh. Free agent pool is picked clean of good 2B options, and I’d rather not spend the season swapping Scooter, for Alcantara, for Mercer, for Solarte.

    Another team owns Dozier and Cano. That other team has a need at OF, SP, and maybe 1B. Which of those 2B should I target, and who should I offer from my team to get him?

    C – Ramos, 1B – Freeman, 2B – Hill, 3B – Longoria, SS – Starlin, OF – Cespedes, Melky, Span
    Util – Carter, Bench – Gordon, Reddick (I swap them in for matchup plays)
    DL – Cutch

    SP – Teheran, Fister, Kazmir, A.Wood, Stroman, Shields, Liriano
    RP – KRod, Feliz, Lindstrom

    • Joe says:
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      @Joe:

      (His team, in case you wondered)

      C – Lucroy, 1B – Trumbo, 2B – Cano, 3B – Sandoval, SS – Alcides, OF – Pence, Holiday, Granderson, Util – Dozier, Bench – Texeira, Bogaerts, Joseph

      SP – Lester, Scherzer, Locke, Hahn, Leake, Worley
      RP – Kimbrel, Street, Benoit

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Cano…I’d be comfortable with offering any of those last five arms for him along with Carter, Gordon, or Reddick

  66. bored says:
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    12 Team H2H Categories (Dynasty)

    only 1 Util spot in the league.

    N. Castellanos worth holding onto in this type of league? My current OF are Taveras, Corey Dickerson, JD Martinez, Betts (minors) and Fowler (DL). He has only hit 18 HR (as a high) in the minors and K’d alot. Next year he will lose OF eligiblity. Could use a guy at OF over Taveras till Fowler gets back or Taveras starts hitting. D. Peralta, L. Duda, Aoki, Cain, Willingham and Bonifacio are best FA OF’s. Should i drop Castellanos for any of them?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Casty in dynasties

      • bored says:
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        @Mike:

        Thanks Mike.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no problem

  67. ryanoger says:
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    SON is saying no on Wily today agree? Sit him right?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah I usually go with SON for borderline guys

  68. Cram It says:
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    You’re a Phillies fan (I’m assuming)…if/when Papelbon gets traded, is Giles the guy to close?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes and yes

      • Steve says:
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        @Mike: Does that happen this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve: Trades happening after July 31st are rare

          • Cram It says:
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            @Steve: @Grey: Agreed, but I’ve been monitoring the Papelbon situation specifically and there seems to be significant chatter about moving him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Complicated to move him, but not impossible

  69. girlsgonegrey says:
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    10 team H2H keeper. My Beltre (4th round forfeit) for Taveras (20th) and either Gray or Stroman (20th). I’m basically out of it this year. Arenado or Sandoval are keepable at 3B.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like it

      • girlsgonegrey says:
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        @Mike: Thanks hombre!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          anytime

  70. gg says:
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    Hey Mike, thanks as always for the tips.

    Gerrit Cole and Dylan Bundy for Joe Mauer. in a keeper. didn’t plan on keeping Bundy as one of my 10 anyway.

    Have Arencebia and have been streaming garbage Catchers for months.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      anytime

      sure, sounds good if you’re not keeping the arms

  71. gg says:
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    one more please…
    Frazier, Reyes and Paxton
    for
    Kluber and Polanco

    in a keeper. planned to only keep Frazier as Reyes was too $. Would obv keep both Klub and Polanco

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      two keepers for one sounds good

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @gg: man thats a hard one…I would want to see how Paxton does the rest of the season…cause if Frazier and Reyes do the same next year as this year then your solid at 3b and ss…paxton wont be as good as Kluber but if he can get close then I think the Frazier side wins

  72. frankgrimes says:
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    Noooooo!
    First Scott
    Now the Guru
    Why couldn’t it have been Tehol dammit!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @frankgrimes: its ok GRIMEY I’m still here for you. And sky too

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: The talent needs to get paid more.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha…Ill be your Agent

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you’re everyone else’s agent…Conflict of interest!

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: If your all on the same team no conflict…Im like Boris…Pay my guy or im taking his talents elsewhere…DO IT!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, you drive a hard bargain! Where you taking them genericfantasybaseballinsiderdotcom.com?

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: If by generic you mean ESPN then yes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like their dotcom.com touch

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: the dotcom.com is genius

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: haha he referred to us as talent and by us I mean everyone but you

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @J-FOH: See im already selling you guys

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you’re the talent were the send in the clowns portion of the show

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Your homonym button is busted…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: its not the I only thing busted with me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nothing a little Apogee can’t fix…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: its amazing. You can buy it online

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You hooked me up with enough for like 6 months… I also purchased my largest juice bottle ever the other day (actually cougs did for me)… 100 ml of Boo Boo Leche, strawberry milk…It’s wonderful…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: for real, my buddy made a delicious berry custard that’s only ten bucks a bottle.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love any kind of custard… I’m General Custard, for crimey’s sake!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: then we definitely need to go vape shopping on our next man date.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Word

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: he also makes a great salted caramel custard and i found a honeydew custard with a little white wine in it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe he’s General Custard

  73. Ryan says:
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    Hey grey,

    I’m in a keeper league, so this is more about 2015. I’m tops in a 12 team league for HRs, but what do you think:

    Roark FOR Trumbo

    Which side has more value next year?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Trumbo

  74. Steve Stevenson says:
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    I am in a weirdo 14-tm weekly H2H that runs Tue.-Mon., so my 2-starters are a little off. W, L and QS count so there’s a slight advantage to volume. We start 4 SP, and my opponent has a total of 5 starts this week (2 Fister, Cueto in Coors, Kaz @ KC, Kennedy v COL).

    I’m definitely starting Bailey vBOS (SON 12.8), @STL (9.2). Pick 3 more:

    McHugh vMIN (17.5), @BOS (-0.3)
    Wilson vPHI (19.7), @BOS (-2.2)
    Colon vWAS (12.0), vCHC (17.9)
    Wada vMIL (6.5), @NYM (9.8)
    W. Peralta @CHC (3.6), @LAD (2.1)
    A. Wood vOAK (11.7)
    Hughes vKC (7.3)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with SON’s values

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Mike: Thanks. How do you calculate? Colon and Bailey are definites. For the last two slots, if you go total SON value for all starts, it’s Wilson and McHugh; for average value, it’s Wood and Wilson; and Wada is close enough in both to Wilson and McHugh that a case could be made for his two OK ratings since the others each have a negative-value start in Fenway.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          that’s a question for Rudy and there is some info on the SON page

  75. Just Make Pitch says:
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    Current OF of Trout, Harper, Josh Hamilton, Corey Dickerson, JD Martinez, and Josh Harrison. Which one of these is the most expendable? Thinking it’s between Josh Hamilton and JD Martinez at this point as Harrison has the added bonus of being 2B/3B eligibility.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree, you could lose either really and it’s a coin flip. Personally I like JD

  76. ERad says:
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    Dropped Mejia for Familia – sound good?

    Also – I’ve been in first for the past 8 weeks, with 3 left to go until a big payout – I love you guys (and 4 girl readers) but I just want the H2H playoffs to get here and let me cash and relax yo!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure, not sure what the situation there is, but I’d imagine it’s tough to pitch effectively through a hernia

  77. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    My opponent in h2h got 5 steals last night. Even Beltran got 1. Tuesday and i’m already punting a cat wtf. I’m gonna bring on the donkeys lol.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      wow that’s crazy

  78. Clint says:
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    Who’s the better Royal for speed in Roto leagues: Aoki or Dyson?

    And a few weeks to a month isn’t as bad as ACL year which I feared for The Machado Man so I hope you’re right, Boss.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Dyson for straight steals

  79. BreakOut says:
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    “Casey, watch your speed”. Awesome!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @BreakOut:

      agreed .
      but small potatoes compared to the page of hip hop likely to follow .
      shame .
      respect your elders !

  80. bomb.com says:
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    ervin or alex wood?

  81. CadeWTM says:
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    I play in a crazy keeper league where right now this last week before the trade deadline goes nuts. We’ve already seen a hurt Goldschmidt get traded for Price, Wainwright, Scherzer and Hamels. Also Baez and Blackmon go for Sonny Gray, Doolittle and Perkins. And those were the top 2 teams in the league leading this arms race.

    My team is wavering on the line of making the playoffs or not, and though I think I can definitely make the playoffs with my current team, I don’t know if I can stack up with these guys that significantly upgraded their pitching staffs to contend for the championship.

    Just got an offer this morning for Stanton, who I can keep next year in the second round (so no huge discount or anything). Have basically been offered Pence, Span, Keuchel, Andrew Miller (holds league) and Bumgarner for Stanton and whatever scrubs I want to unload (probably Ozuna, Gio, Zach Putnam and Shawn Kelley).

    So, from one mustachioed man to another, do I join in this silly arms race? Do I upgrade my team, yet also give up my best player or do I batten down the hatches and ride the playoff/streaming storm? I’m really torn

  82. Snacks13 says:
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    Great read!

    Mauer or Montero ROS?

    How dumb is rostering 2 catchers? I have Rosario who plays like 3 times a week and I could play match ups if I got another catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Don’t carry 2 catchers… I’d go Montero

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: get out of my head

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Snacks13: dont hold two catchers just go with whoever is hot

  83. gareth says:
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    Im interested in joining the razzball football league. However when I click on the links I don’t see Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool or any recognisable teams. Never heard of any of the players either. Where’s Rooney? Gerrard? Fabregas?

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

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @gareth:

      you’re looking for the Razzball Soccer Moms’ League .
      EVERYBODY WINS !!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Grey:

          you can commish a league ,
          but you have to provide healthy snacks
          like celery sticks and fruit chews .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I have carrot sticks, carrot sticks anyone?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: I want orange slices and granola

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Jelly orange slices?

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @Grey: I just joined and named my team vagtastic voyage…was that inappropriate?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Glide, Glide, glippity glide…

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: cant stop singing it can you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Coolio in a drunken stupor once threw himself on my girlfriend’s Celica about 15 years ago… Wouldn’t get off the hood, seriously…

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: Ha Ha thats great…he was in a gangsters paradise

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, totally

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: and circus peanuts? now this sounds like my grandmas old candy dish

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    If it wasn’t wrapped, it wasn’t in grandma’s dish…

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: mine aways had the sunkist fruit gems

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They must’ve been individually wrapped

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Grey: Oh they were

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: my grandma had such random stuff too, sunkist was later in life

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sunkist was the healthy candy… .01% of Vitamin C daily intake, 100% sugar…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I miss those stale circus peanuts and my Mimi. Now I’m going to go have a good cry and watch Days of Our Lives like we used to back in the day

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We were more of a game show family

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: us too, but during the day after Sale of the century and the price is Right was over we were left to Soaps and the Peoples Court

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I did hit the GH up on occasion

  84. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Trumbo or Heyward for next season?

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: a mashup of the 2 would be rosterable… Trumwad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

      • I Am The Liquor says:
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        @Grey: This would be in a trade for my Holliday so I’d consider either an upgrade.

      • I Am The Liquor says:
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        @Grey: Can we throw Alex Rios into the mix?

  85. dem ribbies says:
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    why all the mauer hate? don’t quite understand. sure, his name brand is overrated, but in OPS leagues it’s nice to have a guy that doesn’t tank a category for 1 HR every 3rd week.

    • gareth says:
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      @dem ribbies: Agreed. In 2 catcher leagues this year I was totally drafting Mauer and Posey. They’re underrated because they’re overrated.

      Is sarcasm overrated?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @gareth: posey ain’t even close to as bad as mauer.

  86. Cranz says:
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    Keep the faith with Arismendy or drop for Escobar/Hardy/Aybar?

    Please and thanks.

    • gareth says:
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      @Cranz: try saying”hardy aybar” and not sound like a pirate.

      • Cranz says:
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        @gareth: Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Cranz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. booya says:
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    Which side would you want for next year: Goldy & Moss or AJones & Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  88. dem ribbies says:
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    have Baez. Cano at 2nd, Reyes at SS. Put Reyes on block to get Baez in SS.

    1,2,3 OF – Bautista, Puig, Pacman
    4 OF & DH – Trumbo, Rymer, Myers-DL, Cuddyer-DL

    was offered Jayson Wyrth for Reyes. Would you take this deal or try to find more for Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, take Werth

  89. SMLV1 says:
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    Rank em for Saves ROS – Rondon, Familia, and Petricka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  90. gareth says:
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    A special request from razzball commenter John. Here ya go buddy……..

    G3!

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth:

      G3 wasn’t a nickname lovingly given to you by anyone.

      It was a descriptive for how you post nonsense in run-on form.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Kid A: our resident snarkster appears.

        • Kid A says:
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          @J-FOH:

          Here’s your snide remark –

          Saw a snip of the San Diego video. I didn’t expect such a high register from a guy shaped like a tuba.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Kid A: yeah, everyone is a critic, I prefer portly pear

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @J-FOH: coming from a guy who wouldnt show his face on selfie friday

              • Kid A says:
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                @JeF With 1 F: Hey bozo, I put my picture up.

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @Kid A: You mean the one of the sunset that you couldnt see you in

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @JeF With 1 F: and you calling me bozo highly offends me..please stop

                  • Kid A says:
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                    @JeF With 1 F: I guess I could have distinguished myself with snapple cap trivia, ben stiller catchphrasing, and constant harping on with a lame poop joke.

                    Back to the laboratory!!!

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @Kid A: Hey dont you DARE say Wet Tail is Lame!! Punk

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Kid A: you are right, and now he’s owning it (even though it was meant as a negative). who does that? seems i’ve heard like 70% of a certain group do that constantly. but they generally get very uppity if someone else calls them that. it’s like a spoiled child with it’s toys, (THEY’RE MINE!). all of this is to say if we see Gareth at 32 to the third we might not want to call him “G3″. He might get his crew to stab ya with a bottle.

  91. ERad says:
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    Lake George is my shizz! 518 represent

  92. ERad says:
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    Lake George is my shizz! 518 represent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holla

  93. Andrew says:
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    Rank for today?

    CJ Wilson home vs Phillies ($20)
    Vogelsong home vs White Sox ($10.4)
    Latos home vs Red Sox ($8)
    Kelly at Reds ($4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos, Wilson

  94. A(j) says:
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    Wanna pick up both Peralta and Hellickson drop which 2? Verlander, Arriet, Aaron Hill? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander, forget Hellickson

  95. SMLV1 says:
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    Assuming the weather is fine and Rios starts….BENCH 1

    (23) Moss @KC facing Guthrie
    (45) Baez @Home facing W. Peralta
    (54) Rios @Home facing Hellickson
    (81) Polanco @Home facing R. Ray (Lefty)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  96. dem ribbies says:
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    Keeper league, trying to move Dan Murphy, not proving to be easy.
    Like Frazier but I can play Bautista on 1st and free up the roster.

    Frazier ($2) and Dan Murphy for Kluber ($1)
    or
    Frazier ($2) and Dan Murphy for Polanco ($2) and Stroman ($2)
    or
    Drop Murphy and move on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the Polanco one, but it’s just fair… Move Bautista

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: would you rather have Stroman or Kazmir in the deal?

        • dem ribbies says:
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          @dem ribbies: third option presented.. Polanco and one of these 3 (Stroman, Shields or Kazmir) which would you pick?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Stroman if thinking about next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stroman

  97. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    part one: kole calhoun or khris davis?

    part two: willingham over either?

    • Harry Hardenberg says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg: by either i mean kole or davis, not a misspelling of andre ethier

      thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun…Willingham

  98. fausto says:
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    I wasnt suggesting bench rizzo or putting baby in the corner. .. just adding kennys for my corner and sliding harrison off corner and to 2b. And dropping a 2b/ss. Sorry that was a confusing post that will be irrelevant when I have rizzo @1b edwin @ 3b seager @corner this weekend hopesfullys Thanks fellas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  99. Five-On-One says:
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    Need two for my final OF slot and U: Brock Holt, K Davis, Aoki or Headley.
    Need to drop one: Miley, McCarthy, Niese, Wada
    Will JJHardy be back soon? Already need to replace Hanley, hate to have to grab two MI off the scrap heap.

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Aoki… Miley…Hardy could be back soon, really no idea, doesn’t sound great

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy Jesus… His dad is the Big Hurt… Stroman’s unlikely to get shutdown until maybe the last week…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah,if Marcus is still growing he could DH in a few years.LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Interesting Fact: Stroman’s Dad has a “ng” in his last name after the “o”, which Marcus will get on the later of his Bar Mitzvah or the first time he successfully performs “The Mountain” on someone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  100. Five-On-One says:
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    Any idea if Lindstrom gets the closing gig now that he is back? What should we expect ROS? About what Rondon gives us (mediocre stuff on a bad team)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess in a few games if he’s decent… Rondon sounds like a fair comparison…

  101. dem ribbies says:
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    what about Frazier for Kluber straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier is a great keeper there, no idea why you want to lose him

  102. booya says:
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    Which side do you like for next year:
    Hamilton & Dickerson or Machado & Strasburg?

    Is it close?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, close if Machado’s out for the year

  103. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Yanks and O’s Postponed..adjust your shizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just dropped O’Day

  104. Wilsonian says:
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    With this lineup and considering 5 keepers (1 forever and 4 for two years), if Machado is out for the year, do I lose him for a useful bat for this season?

    C – Mauer
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Rollins
    IF – Arenado
    OF – Jones *currently my franchise player who is kept forever
    OF – Brantley
    OF – Harrison
    OF – Trumbo
    UTIL – Wong
    UTIL – C.Davis
    BN – Springer
    BN – Machado
    DL – Myers
    DL – Hanley

    SP – Scherzer, Teheran, A.Wood, Bailey, Ventura, Liriano, Shields, Stroman
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Benoit, Melancon, Allen

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he out for the year?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: @JeF With 1 F: Still waiting on the results of this mornings MRI according to the local all news radio station 10 minutes ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I’m just assuming the worst. Kind of the M-O for my squad right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: buh-buh-but you didn’t answer the question I asked…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You going out of town? Wait until we hear the news later today…

  105. tony says:
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    my team

    D. Mesoraco
    A. pujols
    R. Cano
    J. Donaldson
    J. Baez
    S. Marte
    Yasiel Puig
    H. Pence
    B. Harper
    BN-E.Longoria
    DL-Hanley
    DL-CarGo

    SP-Max scherzer
    SP-Cole Hamels
    SP-Latos
    SP- alex Cobb
    SP-Ventura
    SP-Tyson Ross
    RP-Neftali Feliz
    RP-Cody Allen
    RP- Petricka
    RP-tony Watson
    RP-Will Smith

    a guy in my league is offering me his MadBum and Lucas Duda for my Pujols and Will Smith

    considering my team, is this trade good or bad for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Hondo says:
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      @J-FOH: I’m not ready for some football,it sucks as much as Hank Williams Jr.
      -Bitter Snyder(the Orioles destroying Angelos of football) hating former Redskins fan.

  106. Carnac says:
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    Grey, thanks for the tip re: The Honourable Woman. Mrs. Carnac and I watched Ep1 last night.

    FWIW, The Knick looks like it’ll be another of the slow-burn variety vs the immediate tension of HW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Problem I have is I’m not buying Cinemax so prolly wait to stream and/or binge watch Knick… I do like Walt Frazier though…

  107. John says:
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    competing now in 7×7 with holds, qs, obp and slg. Cool to trade Jose Bautista for Dickerson, Wade Davis (can slot in SP spot for holds) and Kenley

    • John says:
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      @John: Or I could get Aramis, Dickerson and Davis. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  108. J-FOH says:
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    Jake Goebbert to be recalled to replace E-Cab…..and this has been the irrelevant news

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  109. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Calhoun, Alex Gordon or khris Davis?

    And

    Rosario or zunino?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon…Zunino

  110. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick two players to start today

    Vargas vs McHough
    Singleton vs Pino
    Liriano vs Flande
    Pence vs Sale
    Rosario vs Despaigne

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas, Pence

  111. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , pick two best starters on 8/4 & 8/15

    8/14
    Lackey vs SD EStults ($19.8)
    Fiers vs CHN EJackson ($13.1)
    Anderson vs MIA Alvarrez ($8.5)
    Odorizzi vs TEX YDarvish ($1)
    Stults vs STL Lackey ($0.3)
    Leake vs COL La Rosa ($-1)

    8/15
    Kluber vs BA Jimenez ($21.4)
    Wheeler vs CHN TWood ($16.4)
    Lynn vs SD TRoss ($16.4)
    Cobb vs NYY McCarthy ($15.9)
    ‘Hamels vs SF Bum ($15.8)
    A Wood vs J Hammel ($11.7)

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Lackey… Kluber, Lynn

  112. Arnie says:
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    Where will Marte be ranked for next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 75

  113. goodfold2 says:
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    above saw about altuve being higher for keeper purposes than i previously thought. so who are best 3 of out a.jones/bruce/altuve/springer/mesoraco? jones for sure.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this is for 15 team roto OPS.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: this is in net steals league too, and i’m learning how much more valueable good steals guys are in this (rajai isn’t a big deal in net steals league, he gets caught a lot).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Altuve, Bruce

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i would’ve thought bruce got the axe if anybody. wow, springer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s also August and you’re asking me a question for next March

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: true, except comish wants answer to this by end of august.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: i know it’s stupid (if somebody were to get hurt he’d let us sub out injured guy), but main thing being altuve has moved ahead of bruce/springer.

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

    Scientific, my hand kissed it,
    Robotic, let’s think optomistic,
    You probably missed it, watch me dolly dick it,
    Scotty Wotty copped it to me, big microphone hippie,
    Hit Poughkeepsie, crispy chicken verbs, throw up a stone richie,
    Chop the O, sprikle a little snow inside an Optimo,
    Swing the John McEnroe, rap rock n rock,
    Tidy Bowl, gun hold pro, Starsky with the gumsole,
    Hit the rum slow, parole kids, live Rapunzel,
    But Ton’ Stizzy really high, the vivid laser eye guy,
    Jump in the Harley ride, Clarks I freak a lemon pie,
    Bout it bout it, lord forgive me miss Sally shouted,
    Tracey got shot in the face, my house was overcrowded,
    Ya fake cats done heard it first,
    On how I shitted on your turf that time,
    Cuban Link verse yo, check out the rap kingpin,
    Summertime, fine jewelry drippin,
    Face in the box, I seen your ear twitching

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @nick the dick:

      i’m guessing cat stevens .
      close ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of the best, Ghostface

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: love back when he was non sequitur crazy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, great verse there

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: not just anyone can freak the lemon pie Clarks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw, hell no

  115. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5.

    who would be better 2015+
    Corey Dickerson or Anthony Rendon?
    should I trade Dickerson to get Rendon?

    M TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Walker. 3B- Machado. SS- Jeter. IN- Vargas.
    OF- Marte. OF- Dickerson. OF- Crisp. OF- Calhoun. UT- Marisnik.
    BN- Gyorko, Solarte, Lamb, Dekker, d’Arnaud, Liriano.
    DL- Cuddyer. DL- Saunders.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Kennedy. RP- Petricka. RP- (empty)
    P- Santana. P- Nelson. P- Gausman.
    BN- Kuroda, Fiers.

    today I traded Nelson Cruz and Zach Britton to get Starling Marte. (out of it this season). good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon…Nice on Marte

  116. Baseball Cougar says:
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    2 quick questions:
    a) Baez or Machado as a keeper
    b) Preview – how high will Brantley be ranked next year?
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Wait for Machado news B) Top 40

  117. john says:
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    Petricka or Janssen Im thinking Petricka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Janssen

  118. slew says:
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    Springer had another setback and will be out and additional two weeks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geezus

  119. AA says:
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    Pick up Fiers and drop LaTroy? I already have Reed, Petricka, and Feliz as closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you don’t need saves

      • AA says:
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        @Grey: Its a head to head league so I always need saves, but I only have 3 spots available for 4 guys. LaTroy has had 1 save in the last 30 days. Who is the worst between LaTroy, Reed, Petricka and Feliz? Is Petricka going to keep the job now that Lindstrom is back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Petricka is worse than LaTroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, man, I want all of these… Big Z vs. the Gatorade, ha!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: The Nolan Ryan/ Robin Ventura and definitely the Wade Boggs airplane drinking one are the best

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So many for Boggs…Chicken wings, Margo Adams, superstitions, riding a horse…

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @costaricanchata: Ha ha..my team sucks but at least Bobby Bo is doing alright

  120. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 team dynasty. guy won’t do other ozuna deal. would my duda and segura (have castro at SS already) be good for ozuna? duda will be only 1B next year and i can’t use him due to that. segura is bench anyway right now. i could pickup dickerson (somehow not owned in 14 teamer). not good other SS on waivers, mercer/solarte etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna there

  121. J-FOH says:
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    Brennan Boesch is getting called up, how cool would this be if it was 2011

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I sure wouldn’t hate Prince Fielder so much right now

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: and I’d be in love with Matt Kemp

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Rafael Montero, I’m assuming

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

  122. Idiot says:
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    I’m in it this year. Should I trade cargo and a 5th rounder for Andrus, C. Santana, and Harrison if I’m deficient in steals, power, and a solid C? It’s a 12 team, 5 player keeper. I won’t mention how I got cargo ( ok I will, I traded Abreu and dee Gordon on your advice earlier in the year, doh! On both our parts). But for someone in it, is that a good enough trade?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Idiot:

      andrus isn’t providing many stolen bases .
      cust .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: esp in net steals league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent trade for this year if you’re going for it…

  123. goodfold2 says:
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    best 4 streams left for week (only 1 per day though)
    today
    happ @ SEA
    hendricks vs MIL
    vogel vs WSOX
    house vs ARI (SON has last 3 pretty much tied)
    Wed
    bauer vs ARI
    oberholtzer vs MIN
    Thur
    Fiers @ CUBS
    Webster @ CIN
    Sat
    Miley @ MIA
    Shoemaker @ TEX
    Carrasco vs BAL
    Sun
    salazar (he’s back) vs BAL
    hendricks @ NYM
    santiago @ TEX
    probably the fiers, but what other 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel…Bauer…Fiers…Shoemaker

  124. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Wilson or McHugh for a stream tonight? W’s is a category. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

  125. Spammer Jay says:
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    Pitcher – Rasiel Iglesias is moved to cinci’s 40man roster today. What’s the dilio on this guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a reliever

  126. DomMattingly says:
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    Start 2:
    Liriano
    Alcantara
    Granderson
    Gyorko

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Arismendy

  127. Baseball Cougar says:
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    Please rank, ROS:
    Iwakuma, Cobb, Teheran, Santana.
    did I get it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  128. Tom says:
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    Awesome Machado note.

    I have a roster crunch in my H2H OBP league this week (until Cutch gets off the DL). I’m running without a catcher in a really tight battle with 2nd place team. I’m in first and would get a critical bye in first round of playoffs. My “worst” pitcher is Quintana. If I drop him after his start tomorrow I could pick up R. Martin for the rest of the week. There’s a chance someone else may pick up Quintana before I can reaquire him when (hopefully) Cutch comes off the DL. Other pitchers on the WW include (sorted by Steamer/Razzball rank):

    Hughes (38)
    Minor (43)
    Colon (44)
    Odorizzi (53)
    Paxton (66) – I know JB likes him more than any of the above including Quintana.

    The question is, should I go ahead and drop Quintana for Martin, assuming I have to pick up someone from the list next week? If so, who do I pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Quintana for a catcher…I’d go on matchups for who to pick up…Odorizzi if need ROS

  129. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    if i have kenley/perkins/rondon/mejia/qualls should i just drop mejia and grab feliz/petricka? i don’t have room to roster both mejia and familia and i think this will take a week or more to figure out that a guy who’s pitched terribly while hurt is still hurt and needs to be shut the F down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Feliz

  130. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    for future in dynasty how would these rank? lynn/arrieta/gallardo. i think i have this offer on table.
    my gallardo/segura/duda for 1 of arrieta or lynn and ozuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta, Lynn

  131. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i think we just figured out why bailey sucked earlier in year, bulging disc in neck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  132. Hondo says:
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    For what it’s Werth,Jaysons already back from his MRI and sitting on the bench in uniform.No other news yet.Obviously it was done in NY and will be probably take a day for the Nats to announce the results.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How do you know he’s already back from it?

  133. Idiot says:
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    Next years draft – what would you rank cargo or Braun. Either in the top 30?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, around there…

  134. Hondo says:
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    I’m watching the game and saw him sitting on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess what I’m saying is how do you know he’s not going until tomorrow and is just sitting on the bench?

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Because he went this afternoon,unless the announcers are wrong.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, okay, makes sense

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo: Before the game the Nats announcers said he was not in uniform in the clubhouse this afternoon(I guess that would be a weird way to go to a doctors appt),so I’m hoping this is good news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, that show is so over… You watch it anymore? I haven’t seen it in probably 18 months…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: every now and then, after he left the show went downhill. I just thought it was funny he came back after suing A & E

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, what else is he gonna do? YUUUUUUUP hats don’t sell well without the show… I saw Jarrod and Brandy had their own show, you see it?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: NOOOOOOOOOPE

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  135. Bob says:
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    6×6 with QS

    Please rank these pitchers as replacement for Shelby Miller for next 3 weeks or so.

    Thanks very much.

    Drew Smyly
    Collin McHugh
    Vance Worley
    Jeremy Hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, McHugh

  136. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    SON and master lothario don’t fail me now. Let’s do this CJ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Here goes nothing!

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Amen.

  137. Bobby's workd says:
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    Hey there mr grey w/ the news that springer is being shut down for two more weeks , if that’s the case keep him or cut him loose? If it’s two weeks exactly from today that brings us to the week right before the fantasy playoffs begin (in my league they begin Monday sept 1)
    Yeah I’d of course love to keep springer around but it seems Houston is in no rush at all to bring springer back & they’ll prob baby him, makes sense Astros aren’t going anywhere. If I did in fact drop springer here are some players if be looking to add; Josh reddick, Dustin ackley, Christian Yelich, Adam laroche, kolten Wong, or aramis Ramirez . My other OF’ers are (we start 4) Bryce Harper,,Holliday, pence, Brantley , at utility I have polanco & Bruce on the bench.
    I also start duda at 1st who is also eligible at OF too

    & also question about my other injured player; tanaka I’ve been hearing he’s been okay doing tosses but haven’t exactly heard of him returning this season- would you keep or drop tanaka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Springer, and Tanaka

      • Bobby's workd says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response grey, out of reddick, ackley, Yelich, laroche, Wong, aramis armies who would be your add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reddick, depends what you need

          • Bobby's world says:
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            @Grey:

            my need would mainly be power

  138. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Sale’s been at 97-98 with every fastball in the first inning. Not sure it’s a hot gun, either, because the ball does look like it has some extra zip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  139. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Still adding K. Bryant?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Hell to the yeah…unless something happened. Sorry I just got outta work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound like he’s coming up…Unless you’re asking that b/c you just heard he’s coming up

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: Awww man…you’re more of a buzz kill than Buzz Killington

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, sorry!

  140. Mello Yello says:
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    Chris Carter…BEAST MODE!!!!!! Ohhhhhh baby!!! Sneaking up the “best FA pickup of the year” list boyyyyyy!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had him

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Mello Yello: Dropped both Khris Davis and Chris Carter literally days before they went off. So aggravating.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mello Yello: gross, i dropped that dude (had him and pearce when pearce was hot) about 2 days into hot streak that has now turned into about 6 weeks, in 20 team dynasty. would be keeping him for sure now if i still had him.

  141. FrankGrimes says:
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    I was in a RCL with Guru so I created one with same day and time yo!

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Nice..mine just filled up

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @jef with 1 f:
        saw that was going to join but bad time for me to draft

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @frankgrimes: I told J-FOH I’d do one more I’ll hold off on that till yours is good…I got too many damn teams already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Grimey! Drop the link to it in my posts at any time to recruit people…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: it worked wonders for me..full in 2 days…the power of Albright

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks
        and check out Grants Vanilla Custard re: above convo Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, nice… Will do!

  142. john says:
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    One these guys baez dickerson going to have to go when cutch and Cole comeback, i have time but trade deadline is sunday. Been carrying four closers all year in h2h lg which been working cause ive benn winning sv and usually whip and era.

    1.Would it be crazy to trde baez for koji, he wld replace Jansenn. Id be stacked at closer RP keeping ratios down.
    2. Would odorizzi and dickerson for kemp be too much to give the first place team?

    Heres lineup any holes or other ideas, realy have to replace someone or do 2-1.

    Perez
    Edwin DL
    Cano
    Desmond
    Frazier
    Stanton
    Puig
    AJones
    Dickerson
    Baez-util
    Cutch DL-ill just wait him out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine 2. Not too much

      • john says:
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        @Grey: See doing trade like the dickerson odorizzi trade doesnt help ton because id be dropping baez once cutch back or at that point not big deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for Koji then

  143. J-FOH says:
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    56 comments between 5 people today in the RCL Update. Is that a new record?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, could be… You roped me in with that pic…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: mission accomplished, now why others didn’t come in to show their love of Yul on Yul is beyond me,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Buncha haters!

  144. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    16 teamer with 8 keepers. segura has been awful and taylor/cozart/rutledge/didi are free agent types. i want to pick up alcantara and you said to throw away scooter, but he’s back to hitting well again, and hitting 5th today, not bottom of order. thought segura’s kid not being sick anymore would bring him back to decent, but not so much yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Segura

  145. J-FOH says:
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    Kennys the Creeper…..DA DONG!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to buy him ten days ago…ZADOW!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: BAAAAADOW! He is still way under owned

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he is…

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Grey: big fat dude on the MIN twins not drawing enough interest? kidding, but that probably is why nobody has him yet. i’ve grabbed him and every deep league i needed 1b or CI. don’t think i have in any under 15 team league though.

  146. nick the dick says:
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    Chris carter really just wants to rub it in my face that i didnt pick him back up when i could’ve/should’ve huh? And I drafted you in one league you smugshot busta!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  147. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. of the following are bench bats. Which two would you drop first? Kennys, Pedroia, reddick, Calhoun and rios.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios, Pedroia

  148. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn, Ackley defies the Tron with the two-run single. Would have been a better sub for Gardner than Heyward was…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Noooooooo – and a steal as well!

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @SteveNZ: Tough luck fellow razzballer. I think your avatar says it all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  149. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    C’mon Halos let’s get this win for CJ. That Head and Shoulders money ain’t gonna last forever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: Don’t stop now boys! Ugh, now I feel dirty for using a Hawk Harrelson catchphrase.

  150. The Keg Stands says:
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    Any chance of an early 2015 keeper list as the trade deadline draws nigh.

  151. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank for pts league:
    Peavy v CHW (18.7)
    Haren @ MIL (14.3)
    Fiers @ CHC (13.1)
    Colon v WAS (12.0)
    Masterson @ MIA (11.6)

    • Grey

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      Fiers, Peavy

  152. frankgrimes says:
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    Thanks Ventura for taking Sale out you dummy…
    Giants need a frign win dammit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I desperately need a save too from one of those two teams…

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey: Argh I’m really hating baseball lately
        Beckham saved the game in the ninth with a great Defensive play then weak dribbler for a single to give em the lead in tenth.

    • Hondo says:
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      @frankgrimes: If you want to see true craziness, a la the next Scoscia,check out Matt Williams the last couple weeks.
      I think he’s been holed up in a cheap motel with Ron Washington for awhile and is texting the moves in while they take turns running out for more lighters.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Hondo:
        I won’t accept any Shit talk about Matt Williams mister

        • Hondo says:
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          @frankgrimes: As a player yeah.As a manager,he’s a bit different.Still learning.

  153. goodfold2 says:
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    just as even the slightest bit of pressure is applied to petricka (lindstrom coming back) we see him cave in. maybe at least it’s putnam’s turn again. this would be good for us lindstrom stashers.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: of course casilla’s gonna get a loss. so another one of those already this week, even though my era/whip isn’t terrible.

  154. goodfold2 says:
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    drop lindstrom for putnam?

    • Hondo says:
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      @goodfold2: If you’re not in a holds league,drop him like a dookie for anyone of value.He’s only going to pitch in the 6-8th innings according to his manager

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Hondo: yeah this is saves league only, with lindstrom back and petricka blowing it wondering if we go back to putnam. rostering a crappy non closer is something i’ve never done for holds. there’s ALWAYS decent pitchers that could get holds first, even in 20 teamers. rostering a crappy closer is something i will do, since saves only come from 30 or slightly more people at any given time.

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