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Hunter Pence has the manic energy of a gangly man-bird.  On average, Hunter Pence’s home run trots last about 20 seconds.  So in the last week, he’s run for about minute and twenty seconds while the rest of the world has watched, thinking, “I wonder if he was raised by a pack of pink flamingos.”  One time during a trip to the zoo, Hunter Pence got separated from his human family for two hours.  He was eventually found in the aviary section of the zoo chewing popcorn and spitting it into a baby bird’s mouth.  Those two hours were wiped from all zoo surveillance cameras so it was never accounted for, but anyone who has seen the gangly man-bird run probably can figure out that Hunter Pence was trying to reproduce with an ostrich or some other tall bird.  This week he shedded more than feathers.  He lost the OCD tissue boxes he’s worn on his feet most of the season and went power crazy:  6 homers in the last week with two coming on Sunday.  Hunter Pence said thank you to his H2H owners for believing in this half-bird creature.  For next year, I think he’s bound to disappoint as his speed evaporates and goes back to where it was prior to this season (the 10-12-steal range), but for now enjoy a bird/guy who was an afterthought in drafts and has turned into a top five outfielder, according to our Player Rater.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 32nd homer.  Au Shizz!

Matt Davidson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st career homer, which ties him with 128,298 other players.  Here’s what I said previously about him, “Here’s what Prospect Scott said, “Davidson’s power is legit, as evidenced by the .208 ISO he posted at Double-A last year.  The 21-year-old projects to hit 25+ homers annually, but an aggressive approach will likely keep the AVG down.  Still, he looks like an above-average 3B, and he’s not too far off.  Or as Grey would say, ‘I’m a big dummy.’”  What?  Why would I say that?  The natural inclination to think about when you see a Diamondbacks 3rd base prospect come up with big-time power and a weak average is to compare him to Mark Reynolds.  But why such a tendency?  What does that say about you?  Psychoanalysis for another day.  Reynolds had speed, Davidson doesn’t.  He’s more in the mold of Pedro Alvarez until he can prove he won’t hit .240 and strikeout 27%+ of the time.  I like Davidson a lot in NL-Only leagues, and deep mixed ones for upside, but he needs to get hot first before adding him in most mixed leagues.” And that’s me quoting me quoting Scott quoting me in a Möbius strip of quoting!  Davidson did get two hits the last two days while starting, so deeper leagues should take notice.  Could be the start of something.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 1 steal.  I’m so crazy about this guy you could say I’m eating out of Eaton’s palm, which is hella confusing when said out loud.  Yes, I still say hella, deal with it!

Randall Delgado – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Terrific, fantastic, hollow adjective!  He goes to Coors next:  terrible, awful, hollow adjective!

Josh Reddick – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer and 2nd in his last three games, though that dates back to Thursday.  Though, Part II:  Thoughs Are Getting Old, Yoenis Cespedes is headed for an MRI on his shoulder.  Well, not headed, but feeted for an MRI.  That’s usually the direction one goes.  There should be more news on Cespedes’s injury on Monday.  Hopefully he has an A-1 day.

Jarrod Parker – Was supposed to pitch on Sunday, but Tommy Milone filled in valiantly (5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks).  Parker should be fine; he was just sick, vomiting.  Sounds like he’d make a good Phillie fan.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-2 and his 23rd homer.  This was his 4th homer in the last ten games as he got hot again to end the season.  He’s definitely proved me wrong with his power.  I’m not sure of what to make of him for next year yet, but I’m building a wall between myself and most 3rd basemen that will be taken in the first 75 overall, so I doubt I end up with him.  Arenado will almost definitely be my Todd Frazier for 2014.  Hmm, I should work on comparing him to someone else.

Corey Luebke – Shut down for the season.  Back date that news to March.

Will Venable – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 20th steal.  He’s cooled off recently, but when the Padres are away their players play for fantasy.  <–Almost pithy!

Tommy Medica – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer in his first 5 games.  The Italian Hospital showed some power in the minor leagues.  I’d prefer a guy trying to play hard for a job next year than a bloated All-Star who is coasting to the end of the regular season.

Burch Smith – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  In attendance was a whole section of Smith’s fans dressed up in bear costumes to be Burch’s Root Bears.  I’d hold off on getting your own Burch’s Root Bear costume because he’s not this good and for fear that someone confuses you with a Pedo Bear.

Tom Koehler – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Dillon Gee (7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks).  The Major League Baseball Players Association was on hand to tape the Mets vs. MIA Marlins game to use as evidential proof next time a hitter is accused of PEDs.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer, a solo shot from the leadoff spot, which translates to his 30th homer and 120th RBI from the cleanup spot while the Royals clinch a playoff spot.

Alex Avila – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 home runs (10, 11), hitting near .400 over the last week.  You say hot schmotato, I say hot schmotato, let’s call the whole thing on.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks.  I feel like a ten-year-old Grey when my mustache was simply a Sharpie-drawn on ‘stache, but I really want Scherzer to win the Cy Young.

Jerome Williams – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks and the win.  It was against the Asstros so we shouldn’t start reaching around on each other, but I’m pretty sure I told about 30 people to stream Williams on Sunday.  You’re welcome.  The Stream-o-Nator and I agree that he should be streamed again for his next start.

Wil Myers – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Deuces are wild!  Not “Douches Are Wild,” which is the reality show brothers-in-law, Scott Disick and Kanye are shopping around.

Josmil Pinto – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Josmil is no Wilson Ramos, but he is batting .405 and I did highlight him in Friday’s Buy.  Pinto is keeping his schmotato fairly hot.  Go with the hand of Grey.

Jean Segura – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs after getting 3 steals in the two previous games.  Segura has cooled off since his crazy 1st half; I’m sure it didn’t help that he’s playing surrounded by Scootz Gennett and Scott by Halston.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  This week, like most weeks for Frazier this season, hasn’t been that remarkable.  He does have back-to-back two hit games and the aforementioned home run, so maybe the Hitter-Tron is onto something liking him a bit today vs. the Asstros.

Matt Carson – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Answer:  Career minor leaguer.  Question:  Why Matt Carson filled his suitcase with complimentary hotel soap?

Nick Swisher – 2-for-5 and two solo home runs (19, 20).  He hit those homers on a day his dad and his sideburns were in the crowd.

Zach McAllister – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He gets the Astros next time out and, of course, it’s another streaming opportunity.  BTW, I think a commenter said recently that some ‘pert at some other site said September is a bad time to stream.  I think that’s about as bollocks as you get.  September is the best time to stream.  Minor leaguers are getting a chance, good teams are resting regulars and you know exactly how good or bad each team is.  This week I streamed all over the place and had 90 IP in the RCL with 2.30 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.  Yup.

Chris Sale – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 12 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I don’t own him anywhere, so I love the fact that his ERA went over 3.  Give me any discount I can get next year on Sale.  Pun point!

Domonic Brown – 1-for-4, 1 run as he returned to the starting lineup.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sit a few times a week and be about as valuable as, say, Nick Swisher for the last two weeks.  I loved owning Brown this year, but I’m not rushing to pick him back up.  This time a year is about who’s hot now and not who was hot 3 months ago.

Wilson Ramos – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Guys and four girl readers, he’s done that in 68 games.  Zoinks!  Even if he only had 120 games this year…Well, you can do the rudimentary misleading math by just doubling his stats.  It’s not like he’s Arencibia’ing up his stats either.  Ramos is hitting .286 on the year.  Like everyone who avoids riding in death traps, Ramos is benefiting from losing his Suzuki sidekick.

Denard Span – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  Here’s a hint for you:  look at which NL team has scored the most runs in September and try to own every guy on that team, especially the guy at the top of that lineup.

Miguel Gonzalez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks but was pulled from the game because of his groin.  If he were dressed like a pizza delivery man, it could’ve been the start of a porno.

Adam Lind – 2-for-3 and his 21st home run, as he hits .280.  His season has really been all over the place.  From crazy hot to ice cold.  He has 4 homers in the last eight games, so there’s hotness coming out again that I’d get in on if I needed power.

Daniel Nava – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Sonavabench!  Damn, these one late games kill ya for streaming hitters, ya know?  I didn’t want to risk getting a DNP so I put Nava on the bench for some other schmohawk.  Oh well, luckily, I’m kicking major ass in the RCL and it shouldn’t matter.  Where ya at, Rudy?

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.51 and upping his record to 11-0.  Good move by him sitting out those three middle months when he would’ve had a 5+ ERA and went 1-8.

Matt Kemp – Could be activated for Monday.  If he goes 35/35 in the final 12 days, he could salvage his season.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K.  It’s amazing the Cardinals can tie their own shoelaces wearing the kid gloves they’re using for Miller.  Last year, he threw 150 IP; so far he has 161 IP in 2013.  That means he’ll finish this season just barely with a couple more five inning starts.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer and 3rd in the last five games.  This stretch of games for Adams has been his most successful since a week in March during MTV’s Spring Break when he ran the table at Carlos and Charlie’s and took home five straight wet t-shirt contests.  If you don’t know if you should pick up Adams, you haven’t been reading the site for the last week.  Shame on you.  For good measure, our fantasy football main man, Sky, made him this week’s Creeper.

Yadier Molina – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 12th homer.  Strained metaphor alert!  Molina tracked down hits yesterday like his brothers track down buffets in their off-off-Broadway, loosely based on Hunger Games musical, Hungry Games.

 

  1. Alex says:
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    Boom!!!

  2. Giant Gigantes says:
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    In my semi finals matchup going into last nights game, Im up 6-4 and only winning by 1 RBI. He has an empty slot at catcher presumably to pick one up for the game. Is it “bush league” of me to beat him to it and pick up Salty and C Stewart or is that just being a smart GM?! Anyway, my buddy was/is pissssed at me for it!

    • wtp says:
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      @Giant Gigantes:

      Not at all. Crafty move. Did your boy want you to choose which one he should play too? Maybe bench one of your guys so he could catchup?!

      If you won I would send him a dozen chicken wing roses and a “sorry for your loss” card today.

    • Tony says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: #1 why are you able to pick up players for a night game? dont your line ups lock? jeesh thats ridiculous…. #2 you are the smarter GM, dont feel bad you did what it took to win…. he shouldn’t have even had the option to pick a guy up and if he’s gonna do it, DO IT, you snooze ya lose…. solid win, all he should do is TIP HIS CAP….

    • Sixto Lezcano says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: It’s legal but to me bordering on shady. One year I was in the finals with this one guy who got a lead in pitching and then started grabbing and dropping every pitcher so no one could get them off waivers. No waiver limit so he did this to death. I think Yahoo changed the rules so if you do that on the same day the guy goes back out on waivers.

      All of this is legal but it just kind of goes against the fun of it – mano a mano, your guy vs. my guy. If it just comes down to who clicks the button faster that’s just nerdy bullshit. At least to me it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: Sounds good to me… Everything short of paying a hacker to break into your competish’s team is fine…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: all of this is nerdy bullshit, so….

  3. Troy says:
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    Would you drop Dunn for matt Adams?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Troy:

      i’d drop dunn for a half bag of roasted peanuts .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Troy: Yup

  4. Moose Out Front says:
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    Grey, I have made it to the finals of my 12 team 6×6 HTH thanks in no small part to you, getting Miggy with the 1st pick, or Chris Davis’s 600th homer.

    However I want your opinion on the week for former buy column specialist Anthiny Rizzo. Thinking of dropping him and adding Lind or Span for this week of HTH. No idea what I’ll need, just looking for productivity. I only get 6 roster moves and will need at least 4 for SP streaming. Thoughts?

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Now I see Fatt Matt Adams is available too. Him or Span, assuming you agree that Rizzo should be dropped for one of them this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure on Rizzo… Adams and Span are apples and oranges, depends what you need

          • Moose Out Front says:
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            @Grey: Any combo of R, RBI, HR, AVG, SLG, and SB. Just general productivity this week. I have the edge in each category based on season results, but you know how fickle a single HTH week can be.

              • Moose Out Front says:
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                @Grey: Thanks again Grey. I just double checked Adams matchups this week and not only does he get 4 @ COL, but all 7 games are projected to be against RHP. Yummy. The drop button on Rizzo felt good. No Champaign for him.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  5. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Would you bother with Kemp this week? Someone in my league dropped him. He would replace either Hosmer or Swisher.

    2) Better stream: Estrada vCHC or Petit @NYM?

  6. fausto says:
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    with my first pick Matt “the limp” Kemp coming off the DL (it looks like)…i have a decision to make….i picked up junior lake to stream this week(for anything) and just bc the cubs have 7 games this week . do i play the “wait and see” with Kemp? yahoo gives you a few days to activate a player and is lake my player to drop if kemp comes back? heres my lineup. or would it be worth dropping a closer for him? the team im playing has punted sv’s and sb. so i need to save all moves for sp. In theory i need to win 3 out of 8 cats bc i have the tiebreaker if we go 5-5. also you like quintana vs MIN? or hold til later in the wk to see where im at?

    Ramos
    Moss
    Phillips
    Arod(day to day hammy/calf)
    Middlebrooks (flu)
    Lake
    Andrus
    Villar(SAGNOF pickup, but looking like an “AGNOF”)
    T. Hunter, A Jones, Trumbo, Soriano(thumb), Bonifacio.

    SP Price, Sale, Liriano, Sanchez,(2start) Archer, Scherzer, Wilson,(2start) Gray(2start) Kazmir(2Start), Roark(2 Start).

    Dont really want to drop a closer but these are my 3 romo, perkins, jansen(tor)

    Sorry this post was way too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: For get Kemp… I like Quintana vs. the Twins… Is this a keeper? Just drop Kemp…

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: not a keeper…kemp isn’t taking a roster spot now because he is km dl….but to activate him and add quintana I’d have to drop 2 playas.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Kemp

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @fausto: he’s taking up one now, though, isn’t he.

  7. FilthyRich says:
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    Need HRs, RBI, Runs in 5×5. Would you start A-Rod or Adams? How about 1 guy between Calhoun, Venable or Span? And finally – Hill or Villar?

    THanks!

  8. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Hey Grey nice read again. I’m in the ship in my H2H 12 team 6×6 category league. I picked up Gattis last week while he was hot and now I’m wondering if Wilson Ramos or Pinto should be an add that I drop Gattis for? He’s seemed to have cooled off and Ramos and Pinto seem to be trying to prove something. I might just be over thinking it too. Thanks.

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    Would you drop Cespedes or Bonifacio or Justin Upton for Matt Adams?

    And are you starting Ryu @ ARI? Look at his numbers vs ARI and his road numbers. All signs pointing to no.. but i’m not sure!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @raph: Cespedes… Sit Ryu

  10. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Playoffs start today in my NL-Only league. This could also be the beginning of the end. My team is the one seed and is facing a team that is barely over .500. My pitching staff is now worse than it has ever been thanks to recent injuries and shut downs (Harvey and Fernandez latest two). If I see another great season ended by crap in the playoffs, I might retire. It is getting old.

    Last year I had a football team that went 11-2 and never scored fewer than 77 points (league average was somewhere in high 80s, low 90s). Playoffs come and my team scores 30 points! I have had a lot of this type of luck in the past four calendar years.

    Also, I derive no fun from rotisserie.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Grey can’t relate to the football example. Try grabbing guys that can be relevant later in the year at mid season. Roto is rad, you have to learn to eat a new meal…….how’s football going this year?

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: I beat you inWeek 1 because you benched your last three players either by accident or on purpose (some ppl lose in Week 1 to get a top waiver addition). Then in Week 2, barring a multiple sack effort from Atkins tonight I will lose due to stupidity. See, I benched Julio Jones yesterday at about 12:53 because I was not sure if he would be limited or not. Did not watch or listen to any pregame shows yesterday. So, I received a gift and then gave a gift.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: If I lose this week, I will take next year off for h2h action unless I find some money league featuring payouts for regular season success and playoff wins.

        I could see myself playing in a points league with Tehol, but that is kind of roto-ish.

        Daily fantasy baseball seems up my alley.

        23 weeks of great fantasy play ruined by one fluky bad week is really rotten. Being bored for six months with roto is crap, too.

        • Grey

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          Roto is better than H2H…

          • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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            @Grey: I like that craziness of h2h. My complaint is being dominant in the RS and having a dud playoff performance. Give me a money league with some payouts based on RS success and I am all for it. This is what I was driving at this morning. My NL-Only league is for bragging rights only. I don’t believe in such a league again. 23 weeks of greatness could end in semi-finals disaster this week.

            As for roto, I have a very difficult time with it and this includes years when I have a good team.

            • Grey

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              Gotcha

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                @Grey: like me, look for a h2h-roto hybrid league, where you play your team’s stats vs the opp’s teams, but it’s scored on a weekly basis, so the h2h immediacy is still there. Like a bunch of roto seasons put together.

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      @Wallpaper Paterson: H2H and Roto are apples and oranges…the trick to H2H is you gotta stop at the seeds…don’t eat the seeds…the seeds will make you sick…Roto smells better, but it is much more boring to eat…soft and mushy and most people eat Roto cuz it’s good for you…in fact, most people just peel and squish all their Rotos together to get a bland, faceless, juice that is bought and then sold, or sold and then bought, by both Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy…Jamie Lee Curtis was obviously a Daily, FanDuel type player…point is, H2H is not fair……get over it…Life is not fair, period period period Anyone who was paying attention knew that Jo Fer was getting shutdown early…being a rookie and being on a team that had nothing to play for…you should have been able to prepare for that situation…you have to prepare a H2H team for a playoff run…it is a lot more challenging than managing a Roto team because you have to be aware of matchups and players who will most likely be getting shutdown due to their teams being out of the race…and most importantly you need to be preparing to beat the team that you are playing right now…that is the most exciting and most challenging part about H2H…you not only have to put the best team out there everyday like in Roto, but you have to put the team out there that is going to beat the team that you are playing right now! And, again, it doesn’t always work out…You have to be able to embrace the fact that you made the correct decision, with the information that you had at the time, and not necessarily focus solely on the results…and if this doesn’t help…you can always take your H2H team apples outside and stomp the shit out of them…leave them out there to rot and ferment and you will have some delicious Hard Apple Cider to drink while drafting your next H2H team that will torment you!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Wake Up:

        well said !

  11. future11 says:
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    I asked guru this too so wanted to consult all Razzball expertise for championship week. I loaded up with a bunch of 2 start guys in advance so my potential opponent couldnt.. this is my pitching staff, hows it look? Points league (daily)- Championship is 2 weeks long, 24 max starts from my pitching

    SP= waino/ scherzer/ hamels/ cole/ weaver/ gray/ petit/ porcello/ kluber

    rp- koji/ kenley/ gregg/ melancon

    = noticed cueto is coming back.. should I add him and dump porcello, kluber, gray, Y. petit or K.Gregg? I feel confident in those streamer options, going to drop petit after his mets start for Roark vs MIA hopefully.

    Thanks alot Grey! Keep the articles coming always great reads

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @future11: Forget Cueto… Your staff looks fine assuming all of those guys have good matchups… I don’t know everyone’s opponent…

  12. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Then I saw his face, is Ryu a streamer? Not a trace, of juice left in his arm?

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    Funny thing about Pence is that he’s not only half man half ostrich, he’s also a Hunter. Talk about cannibalism!

    Start Porcello, Cashner and Kasmir today if you need innings? Definition of risky starting Kasmir and Porcello but (and its a medium sized so not quite J-Lo sized butt) I really need the innings!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Ha! I don’t know their matchups except Kazmir who I am starting myself in one league

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: Cash is at the Buccos, Porcellos home against the sailors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t start Cash on the road

  14. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Should I drop rizzo to pick up Ramos? I can put vmart at 1B and have Ramos as my catcher.

  15. Jon says:
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    Who do you like better ROS – Kemp or Howie Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Kendrick

  16. SF1966 says:
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    Hey Gray

    SON is neutral for Sonny Gray (home) v LAA . Looks good to me. Am I missing something?

    Also, you like Wheeler tonight @ SF?

    • SF1966 says:
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      @SF1966:

      correction- Wheeler at home vs SF

      • chillmodious says:
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        @SF1966: Wheeler throws tomorrow (9/17).

        • SF1966 says:
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          @chillmodious:

          got the PP starters from yahoo – my bad…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @SF1966:

      Angels have been pretty hot and CJ Wilson has been an A’s killer at times in his career if the W is important. That said, A’s have also been red hot, obviously.

    • Grey

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      @SF1966: I’d start Gray there, not sure why the concern by SON… I’d start Wheeler

  17. gbaked says:
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    Yo

    Finals!!!!

    Need to sit two:
    Cain (@NYM), Petit (@NYM, @NYY), Prcello (SEA, CWS), Verlander (SEA), Wainwright (@COL), Wheeler (SF)

    Leaning on sitting Wainwright and Wheeler. But it just feels wrong to sit AW for the finals..

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gbaked: Sit Waino and Wheeler

  18. gbaked says:
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    Yo

    Finals!!!!

    Need to sit two:
    Cain (@NYM), Petit (@NYM, @NYY), Prcello (SEA, CWS), Verlander (SEA), Wainwright (@COL), Wheeler (SF)

    Leaning on sitting Wainwright and Wheeler. But it just feels wrong to sit AW for the finals..

    Thoughts? Thanks!

  19. dude says:
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    Who to start in my utility spot;

    Middlebrooks – No hits this last week after tearing it up the week prior. Match ups look decent.

    Aoki – Decent match ups, but hasn’t run recently and not really sure what to expect from him anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Middlebrooks

  20. Jack says:
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    Looking for good streamers this week. Took a poll of your weekend writers on Cueto asking – Cueto is starting tomorrow @HOU(Bedard). He’s on a pitch count. Do you think he’ll get enough pitches to qualify for a W and not kill my rates?

    Sky: I don’t start guys coming off injury
    jaywong: against hou, I think so

    Also, Petit (SF) and Wheeler (NYM) face each other Tuesday. Who’s more likely to give me a chance at a W and K’s w/o killing rates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: I don’t see the point of starting Cueto there unless you’re in an NL-Only league and you need the start… Petit

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the advice all year! On Cueto, I guess I was thinking that, against such a weak team, he might have a chance to go 5 and get a W. I am assuming that he would do at least OK with whatever number of innings he pitched since the Reds have seen his sim game and are in a tight pennant race and therefore feel he’s good enough to do at least decent (i.e. not much risk to me). They could have easily gone with their normal rotation (w/Leake) since they had a day off last week.

        • Grey

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          He could have a solid start, but the upside is at best what? 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 Ks and a win? The downside is much worse…

  21. Thedave says:
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    Playoff time! H2h points league

    1 start Hamels ( NY) or 2 start Kluber? ( KC & HOU)

    Thanks

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Thedave:

      indians are playing for a wildcard spot

  22. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I have Minor throwing @ Was on 4 of my teams today, but I’m not confident with the match up, start or sit?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Preesh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… Championship time is here and I don’t know if I would’ve done it without you, Thanks Guys!!! Is Mujica even closing anymore? I have Uehara and him, do you think I should drop Mujica for a pitcher that’s pitching twice this week like Locke or keep him??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: Drop Mujica if you need the room

      • Frank White says:
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        Would you drop a RP in the finals for A pitcher pitching twice?? I have Uehara keep in mind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, depends on the pitcher

          • Frank White says:
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            it was gonna be Locke but he just got grabbed… By the fucken 3rd place guy. That’s BS

  24. Mike says:
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    5×5 OBP. Lucroy or W Ramos for week?

    Also, need steals/OBP in addition to counting out of 2b/ss. Better off with Aaron Hill/Villar or Bonificio/Zobrist. Or am I a better punting steals and going Hill/Zobrist? I am going against #1 in steals but he has ellsbury out. I have Trout/Goldy for steals so really need Boni/Villar unless I punt.

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike:

      Zonbrist/Villar also possibility… (zobrist can be 2b/ss)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Ramos… Bonifacio/Zobrist…

  25. Doog says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks in advance for your help. Championship matchup, two-week period. What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Doog

    My current five:

    Bailey (PIT, @PIT)
    Cashner (LAD, @PIT, @SF)
    Burnett (SD, CIN, @CIN)
    Dickey (NYY, TB, @BOS)
    Liriano (CIN, @CHI)

    Top options:

    Tillman (TOR, BOS, @BOS)
    Kuroda (TB, @TOR)
    Kazmir (HOU, @KC, @MIN)
    Iwakuma (@LAA, OAK…depending on how Seattle works the six-man)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doog: I don’t know what you’re asking

      • Doog says:
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        @Grey: sorry…go with the five I have in, or switch somebody out for one of the bench options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doog: I’d go with Kazmir, Iwakuma over Dickey and Cash… Burnett’s not great there either

  26. wishing i was golden says:
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    Would you pick up haren to stream this week? Is Alex wood droppable? H2h yahoo league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wishing i was golden: Wood is droppable… Sure, I guess Haren is fine, you’re not giving me options

  27. booya says:
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    Is Hellickson worth a stream tomorrow vs Tex?

  28. stoopid says:
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    In the finals! Can only had 1 SP per week. He has 7 scheduled starts (without his 1 add) vs my 5. These are the best available 2 start pitchers. Its a 6×6 (Batter K’s & Losses). Who should I add??

    Porcello vs SEA vs CHW
    Gray vs LAA vs MIN
    Pettite @ TOR vs SF
    Kluber @ KC vs HOU

    Thanks!

  29. chillmodious says:
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    Grey, I have a couple questions (read: a list) as I enter a two-week finals matchup:

    1. Throw Cashner today? (@ Pit, SON $9.6)

    2. For tomorrow only, pick the best two to throw:

    Yusmeiro Petit (@ NYM, SON $17.6)
    Estrada (vs. Cubs, SON $16.0)
    Locke (vs. SD, SON $12.9)
    Kluber (@ KC, SON $5.7)

    3.

    4. For tomorrow only (in a different league), pick the best two to throw:

    Leake (@Hou, SON $8.3)
    Corbin (vs. LAD, SON $12.0)
    Wheeler (vs. SF, SON $7.1)
    Estrada (vs. Cubs, SON $16.0)

    5. On Wednesday, throw Straily? (vs. LAA, SON $8.9)

    6. On Thursday, throw Niese? (vs. SF, SON $8.6)

    ———————–

    Thanks dude. Whether or not I win a title, Razzball is the reason I’m even in the running.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: 1. No 2. Petit, Kluber 4. Corbin, Wheeler (Estrada’s twice?) 5. Yes 6. Sure

      No problem…

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: I’m definitely using Wheeler tomorrow, so who would you pick between Kluber and Corbin if you could only throw one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corbin

  30. Brick says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need to bench 2 starters this week, who do you like the least out of Roark v Atl, Straily v LAA, Peavy v BAL, S. Gray v LAA, Moore v Tex, Chen @ Bos.

    I’m thinking I bench Chen for sure, but I can’t decide between roark and straily, what do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brick: Chen, Roark

  31. Lob Ball says:
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    Stream Estrada vs Cubs or Petit @ Mets or Kluber @ Royals tomorrow? Looking for a W and Ks.

  32. E says:
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    For H2H pts:

    Roll with Gee? @ PHI, vs MIL
    or drop for Cueto @ HOU, vs NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Gee

  33. kfed says:
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    Made it to the championship round for the second year in a row! Need your help to repeat..
    Please rank the top 3 for a weekly points league

    Scott Feldman (@BOS Dempster, @TB Hellboy)
    Andy Pettitte (@TOR Dickey, SF Petit)
    Tanner Roark (ATL Garcia, MIA TBD)
    Yusmeiro Petit (@NYM Wheeler, @NYY Pettitte)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kfed: Petit, Roark, Petitte… They’re not great

      • kfed says:
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        @Grey:

        Hmm.. I don’t like the sound of that. I guess I might have Gray as a two starter? ESPN still isn’t listing it. So then I would need two more. Kluber is available so maybe him and Petit? Haren is available too.. this would be so much easier if I just had my beloved Jofer *sobs*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Kluber and Petit

  34. Ollie says:
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    Here comes Au Shizz, starting to heat up and doing his damnedest to carry my team to the title.

    Dropped Fernandez cause of the innings limit and Dunn cause he’s been abysmal lately for Raburn and Calhoun. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ollie: Hope so! Yeah, drop both

  35. How can I pass on this one Gray

    Yordano Ace Ventura – K – Detective

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball: Ha! Where you been for the last 5 months?

  36. Jon says:
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    Grey, I’m in the finals for the second straight year – thanks for all your advice! Last year I came up short but I’m feeling good about this week… we’ll see how it turns out. Outta moves now so my guys are what I’ve got at this point. Wish me luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Good luck!

  37. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Yo Oaktown Steve, whats up with Sunny Gray. yesterday it says he is starting and today it says it will be Parker, any word from the hometown to whats going on, I looked at their schedule on ESPN and it says he is not scheduled for the next week

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate:

      Parker was scratched sick yesterday. Just listened to the Melvin show on the flagship station. Parker is going tonight according to Bob and everybody is going to bump back one day; nobody’s getting skipped. Gray will go tomorrow.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @OaktownSteve: So Gray is still in line for 2 starts since Oak has 7 games this week?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @L-Boogie:

          As it stands now yes.

  38. Jon says:
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    I have a spot I can fill (losing Gardner):

    – Take a chance on Kemp being productive this week
    – Add Ramos for one start (today) while Posey is off (or keep playing Ramos over Posey or ARam at DH)
    – Add Doolittle for speculative saves (need saves in my championship H2H matchup)
    – Add Petit for his 2 starts (@ NYM, @ NYY)

    • Jon says:
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      I could also drop Alex Wood and his start @ WAS so I have room for two moves…

      • Jon says:
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        - Span would be another option to add – he’d need to take PT from Jennings or Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Petit, but depends on needs

  39. L-Boogie says:
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    One more Monday and we can stop this nonsense.

    12 team, 5×5 roto. Can start 7 pitchers regardless of SP or RP. Wins are most important. Saves 2nd. I think I can maintain ERA and WHIP if my guys don’t completely blow up. K’s irrelevant at this point.

    Definitely starting Bum @ NYM (SON 22.4) and Scherzer vs CHW (25.7)

    If I go with 5 SP and 2 RP, which other 3 SPs do I take after Bum and Scherzer?
    Burnett: vs SD (21.7) and vs Cincy (21.4)
    Liriano vs Cincy (20.2)
    Gray vs LAA (7.9) and vs Minn (15.0)
    Kluber @KC (5.7) and vs Hou (17.0)
    Also have closers Jansen, Holland, Romo, and Farquhar

    AJ has been bad but look at those SON #’s! Are we really thinking that Cincy is going to roll over and die @ Pitt? Do I go with my 2 Pitt pitchers based solely on SON?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: Nonsense? Burnett, Gray, Kluber…

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, me bugging you every Monday to help me pick pitchers for the week. Poor choice of words. Torture?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  40. smegma says:
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    Grey – thanks for all your help this year! I have 3 questions in 10 team points league:

    Drop B.Miller (injured for at least a couple days) for Aybar, A. or Y. Escobar, or Lake? Hitter-tron likes Aybar best after Miller.

    Drop Ruf for Aoki?

    Drop McCallister for Gattis or Rosario? This is for UT position…I have Aramis penciled in but he had a wrist injury recently. Hitter-tron likes Rosario out of the bunch but he always gets hard for Col players.

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: Re Ruf question – Aoki, Gattis, Rosario, Kendrick are all available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: Aybar… If you need runs and not RBIs go with Aoki… Rosario

  41. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, for the championship in a 2 week H2H Points playoff I’m looking mostly for good QS’s. Need help with my last starter. Here are what I think will be the final matchups for each this year. Thanks!!
    K.Medlen – @ Cubs; vs Brewers
    D.Holland – @TB, vs Houston, @LAA
    D.Salazar – @ KC, vs CWS, @ Minn

  42. David says:
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    Grey, on the verge of glory here and need to make some tough decisions with half a month left and in the lead by 1 point. In a 10-team keeper league w/ OPS. I have 88 points.

    I own all hitting cats except SB where I can gain 2 points (2 SB from 2nd and 9 SB’s from 1st). I need to pick up a sagnof or 2 here to get into the lineup.

    I can gain or lose more in pitching in W, K’s, S, and WHIP combined.

    C AJ-P
    1B Goldy
    2b Kipnis
    3b Miggy
    SS Zobrist
    MI Hardy
    CI Votto
    OF Trout
    OF Bruce
    OF Victorino
    DH Fielder
    DH Granderson
    Bench: Marte & Martin

    SP: Lee, Scherzer, Iwakuma, Ubaldo (just picked him up for his last start), Sanchez, Strasburg, Zimmermann, Fernandez
    CL: Rivera, Melancon, Balfour, Benoit, Frieri, Mujica

    Tough decisions on who to drop because of keepers. Marte and Fernandez are of no use to me right now but I am planning to keep them. I was thinking to punt hardy or zobrist to get Villar at SS/MI for SB. I can also punt Martin to pick up an OF option w/ Span, Davis, Young available.

    For pitching, zeigler is available who has been good. Picked up Frieri last week by dropping a hitter. As far as SP, I can use Ubaldo as a streamer spot but overall I have 106 innings left. With 7 pitching slots and 17 starts left, at an avg of 6 innings, I will hit my limit without even probably needing Ubaldo anymore.

    Overall, I think I answered my questions through the process of writing this meaningless diatribe but since its already written might as well see what you think considering all this:

    1. Drop Hardy/Zobrist for Villar?
    2. Drop Martin for Span, Young, Davis?
    3. Drop Ubaldo for the Zeigler (7th closer), If I need the innings, I can always drop a closer for a SP?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: 1. Hardy 2. Span 3. Sure

  43. anthony says:
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    @grey h2h points semifinal matchup – my stupid opponent has 4 pitchers pitching tomorrow — are any of these guys worth streaming tomorrow ?

    hellickson vs tex
    stults @ pit
    Garcia @ was
    Flynn @ phi
    lyles vs cin
    Maurer @ det
    pelfrey @ Cws

  44. OaktownSteve says:
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    Son of Donald over his last 30:

    19/6/24/3/.337

    Legit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’m not sure yet, but it won’t matter for me next year… I’m so content not getting a top 3rd baseman…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He is legit. But I’m with you, I think he’s a likely candidate to get over-drafted next year. But the guy is good IRL and he’s going to be a solid fantasy option going forward.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe I’m blinded by the luck I had with Machado this year, but Arenado just seems to terrific to pass up next year and he’ll be around a 100-140 overall guy

          • Moose Out Front says:
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            @Grey: I love these teaser nuggets. Never really though much about next year’s rankings during current year before I started reading here. Goldy 3rd overall pick? Probably. That was rhetorical.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s him or Dread Pirate… Hard to argue with either 3rd at this point…

  45. Joey B. says:
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    I have a glut of SPs for this week: Darvish, Iwakuma, Bailey, Peavy, Miller, Parker, Estrada, Kluber, and Cole.

    Would you drop any of them to slot any of these at util: Gattis, Ramos, Lind, Adams, Yelich, Adams?

    We should start a beer fund for you. Least we could do.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Joey B.: There’s a banner add for the daiquiri fund, be sure to check it out and chip Grey off 10% of your winnings for the year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey B.: I don’t know their matchups, I might drop one for Adams…

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @stoopid: Gray and @Joey B.: Miller’s been bad on the road, Iwakuma is facing Detroit

  46. MattTruss223 says:
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    Keeping E5 in the 8th round next season and the 7th the year after before losing him is probably better than keeping Xander Bogaerts or Yelich in the 17th round next year, 9th year after, and then the 8th before losing them, correct?

    Trying to decide if I should burn my last move of the season on Xander or use it to pick up another streamer or closer to try and secure a finals victory. Much obliged!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223: Correct… Use the move to win this year

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, it’s so easy to get blinded by these shiny new rookies!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. chillmodious says:
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    1. I own a lot of Rays arms slated to face Texas this week, so can I get a quick start/sit for these guys?:

    Today- Cobb vs. Tex (SON 11.9)
    Wed- Archer vs. Tex (SON 4.5)
    Thurs- Matt Moore vs. Tex (SON 10.2)

    2. And also, start or sit Peavy vs. Bal (SON 14.6) on Thurs? SON likes it, but I am worried about Peavy lately. Add in the O’s as his competition, and I’m downright spooked!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chillmodious: In Texas? If not, start them all… 2. Start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: Wasn’t Nick Franklin Edmundo Franklin at one point this year? Is there a Nick/Edmundo gag I’m missing?

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking the same thing. Someone needs to audit the Nicks. Is there an Edmundo Swisher in the player pool?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Seriously, am I missing something here?

          • Carnac says:
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            Edmundo Markakis… ¡Soy Sparkakis!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  48. Homer at the Bat says:
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    Weekly H2H finals (hooray, and thanks – couldn’t have done it without ya!) Would love a little help from the crowd on my last few decisions

    Pick 3 for OF and Util:Villar/Chris Carter/Moss/Ruiz/Kole Calhoun/Profar (I lean Calhoun/Villar/Ruiz)

    RP: Street (missing 2 games) or Benoit (I lean Benoit)

    SP: Cain (@Metco) or Bailey (@Pit vs. Burnett, who I have for 2 starts this week)

    Thanks for any help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Homer at the Bat: No problem…. Calhoun/Villar/Ruiz… Benoit… Cain…

      • Homer at the Bat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks once again for the advice and the laughs – sad to have the season end… tear!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sad emoticon… We’ll be around all winter prepping for next year…

          • Homer at the Bat says:
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            @Grey: Don’t worry, I’ll be around all winter reading the site!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool…

  49. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto league, in need of avg, rbi and hr (in that order). who do you like from the following?

    catcher:
    posey – 3 @ nym, 3 @ nyy
    ramos – 3 vs atl, 4 vs mia

    1b:
    posey – 3 @ nym, 3 @ nyy (would start ramos at c)
    rizzo – 4 @ mil, 3 vs atl
    calhoun – 3 @ oak, 3 vs sea

    thanks.

  50. FillyP says:
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    Sup Grey? No questions today as I’m out of moves.. but I made the finals!! On the line is a cool G note and bragging rights. I lucked out and have 5 (!) two-start pitchers, though I have Miller down, Craig still out, and Moss facing a bunch of lefties.. still like my chances.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for all that you do. Definitely couldn’t have made it this far without your sage advice. Already looking forward to next season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Nice, good luck! No problem, FP…

  51. herschel says:
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    @Grey: also, need to start three of the following in weekly roto. in need of era, whip and ks (in that order). who do you like? a’s pitching rotation for this week makes it tough for a weekly league…

    gray – vs laa, vs min (may get skipped)
    parker – vs laa, vs min (not sure about sched, coming off being sick)
    shields – vs cle, vs tex
    garza – @ tb, @ kc
    kazmir – @ kc, vs hou
    cluber – @ kc, vs hou
    miller – @ mil

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel: Why is Gray getting skipped? Parker, Shields, Kluber…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: Parker was supposed to pitch yesterday but got sick. He now may pitch today, in which case they would either bump the entire rotation or just skip Gray. I havent read anything which has confirmed either way…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A comment above says the whole rotation is just moving back a day

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @herschel:

          I heard it straight from Melvin on the radio this a.m. that the plan is to insert Parker today and keep everybody else on schedule without skipping so that Sonny goes tomorrow.

  52. Wake Up says:
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    Swisher came through big time in the old H2H last night!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: That was all Prezzii

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: not sure what you mean?

        • Prezzii says:
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          Hahaha i just said tron liked him! Thats all yall! Ill take the credit i guess…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezzii: Nice! Didn’t know you were on board with Swisher…he made the difference for me last night! (I’m growing sideburns as we speak/type…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Prezzii said last Monday to start Swisher

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: he’s not the only one…Wake Up says:
            September 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm (link)

            @Grey: decided on going with Swisher…thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah…

  53. Jackie says:
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    I have 70 innings left for the year (we max out at 1600) in a 12-team mixed roto league. I am in a dead heat for wins and ERA so I am thinking of benching Minor vs. the Nats today.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jackie: Sure, bench him…

  54. Larry says:
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    Do I play it safe with Starlin at SS this week? Or risk it with Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Larry: There is nothing safe about starting Castro

  55. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m in the finals, Goldy and Donaldson won it for me in the semis. Now its time to separate the men from the,….errr….. other men (and 4 women) that aren’t going to be number 1 in their league. No moves left. Can’t stream. Intense. Thanks for all the solid advise this season!

    Hope you kick some ass in the finals too man! Already excited for next year. Soon the only thing I’ll be watching is Tom Brady throw perfect passes to rookies that can’t catch.. Sigh…. I don’t even bother with fantasy football, its too mindless.

    Fantasy football = checkers with A-rod
    Fantasy baseball = Chess on the old NES set on hard

    Right? Maybe not. But I love me some baseball and your blog is the first thing I read when I get up in the wee hours of the morning. Thanks again, and I look forward to playing in a razzball league in 14′

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, thanks for the kind words!

  56. Schizer says:
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    Worth rolling the dice on Strasburg (v Mia) actually making his start this week in H2H playoffs? Would have either Lohse (v Cubs) in his spot…or I could start Lohse over Liriano (v Cin)…

    Thanks!

    • Schizer says:
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      @Schizer: its H2H categories league, not points, in case that makes a difference…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Strasburg and Lohse…

  57. FilthyRich says:
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    Need four of these 2-start SPs for weekly H2H points league, championship week:
    Cobb – vs TEX (S-o-N says 11.9) and vs BAL (14.9)
    Locke – SD (13.2) and CIN (10.2)
    Kluber – @kc (6.0, HOU (17)
    Gray – LAA (7.9), MIN (15)
    Porcello – SEA (10.6), CHW (9.8)
    Garza – @tb (10.8), @kc (6.5)

    Leaning towards Cobb, Kluber, Gray, Locke, though a little worried about Kluber @KC and Locke’s recent fade. He’s also not as strong at Home. Like Porcello’s matchups, but so inconsistent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb, Kluber, Gray, Porcello

  58. anthony says:
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    @grey : h2h standard pitch or ditch

    cashner @ pit
    Kazmir @ kc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ditch, pitch

  59. ryan says:
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    Who’s going to win the championship this week?

    Team A offense: Napoli, Cuddyer, Utley, Zimmerman, Andrus, Myers, Gordon, Victorino, Miggy Cabrera.
    Team B offense: Lucroy, Goldschmidt, Kipnis, Wright, Villar, Stanton, Pence, Bonefacio, Fielder.

    Team A pitching: Minor, Weaver, Cain, Corbin, Buchholz, Cole, Wacha, Chacin, Roark, Hellickson (balfour, soriano, romo).
    Team B pitching: Scherzer, Hamels, Peavy, Dickey, Niese, Kluber, Lincecum, Ross, Petit, (kenley, frieri, Rosenthal, Casilla).

    Holds are as good as saves. Both teams are streaming to the max. 6×7 with hits, IP, L.

    Thanks for considering my inane question!

    • ryan says:
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      Team B also has Sonny Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Impossible to say, I like B better though

  60. wishing i was golden says:
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    How would u rank for this week. 6×6 yahoo scoring
    straily (laa)
    Haren (atl and MIA)
    Porcello (sea and whitesox)
    Gray (laa and min)
    Morton (sd)
    Kazmir (@kc)

    • wishing i was golden says:
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      @wishing i was golden:
      H2h and I have 5 moves for the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Porcello, Straily

  61. L-Boogie says:
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    Need 2 of:
    Adam Eaton 4 vs LAD, 3 @ Coors
    Moises Sierra 3 vs Yanks, 3 @ Boston
    Bonifacio 3 vs Cle, 3 vs Tex

    Eaton and Sierra if I need RBI mostly?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Sierra, sure

  62. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… from scanning the above responses, it sounds like you’re all in on Kazmir today in KC. I hadn’t considered him until I read that, so I’m wondering how much you believe in this start? I don’t want to start off my finals matchup with a dent in my pitching cats. On the other hand, it would be really nice to have a boost coming out of the gate. It’s for that reason that I refuse to start Porcello today. Would love your thoughts on Kaz. Thanks.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Just noticed that a certain Rudy Gamble is in 3rd place in that league. You may want to point that out to him since I’m sure you aren’t doing it daily. :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…Yup!

        • ha – yeah, i’m fighting for 2nd place right now. grey’s done really well streaming down the stretch and caught some breaks (he has like 24 saves in last 2 weeks with 4 closers). doing my best to grind out offense and stream to 180 GS…

    • Gareth says:
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      @chillmodious: I picked up Porcelainello for his 2 start week. You’re giving me second thoughts now!

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Gareth: Yeah, Porcello is available in my league too, but I’d rather throw Kazmir or nobody over Porcello. He’s burned me so many damn times that I’d never forgive myself if I let him sink my finals matchup. Incidentally, Rudy is starting Porce-LOL-o today and Grey has Kazmir going. Will be interested to see who wins the stream-fight!

  63. booya says:
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    Would you dump Jennings for Denard in a redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  64. TheNewGuy says:
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    What the hells happened in Washington?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like they’re gonna play

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Game was postponed

  65. Fungazi says:
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    Start which 3? – only need ERA & WHIP and no L

    Miller @Mil
    Minor @Cubs
    Griffin vs LAA
    Perez @KC
    Cain @ NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Griffin, Minor

  66. Prezzii says:
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    Guess who had a terrible weekend and is kicked out of the fantasy playoffs….

    My opponent!

    Ha, im in! With my duct-tape and bubble gum team im one week away from victory. I picked up madams in coors and imma ride his fat ass to the promised land.. oh yeah!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Prezzii: Go Mipples go!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Get on that Chubbster!

      • Prezzii says:
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        Im rubbing my mipples to the donut shop.. i mean championship!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean running not rubbing, no?

          • Prezzii says:
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            @Grey: yeah thats what i meant.. see, Madams was typing that… His fingers are too fat for the keyboard..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Imagine his texts…

              • Prezzii says:
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                @Grey:

                BRBv, imn Ghoimg to gert a cheesevburzger!

                • Wake Up says:
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                  @Prezzii: Did the milk juice from your mipples press the buttons for that text?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA

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

    I’m so insanely close to the promise land, I can almost taste it. Mmmmm sweet whoopie pie……

    Couple of quick questions for you going forward this week. I’m only allowed three moves per week so keep in mind:

    Is it worth picking up Dee Gordon or staying put with good ole Scooter? Scooter doesn’t seem to be running at all anymore and he seems to be double switched every game and with Hanley’s injury I can’t help but think SAGNOF…..

    Holds are counted so who would you rather role with for the week: Paco (currently on team), Jake the Snake McGee, Sean Doolitle, Kintzler, or Tanner?

    You think it’s cool to drop Torii Hunter in order to stream guys in lineup for next two weeks (i.e Adams)

    Would you start Cahill tonight at home?

    Many thanks, as always!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Gordon for steals… Overall stats, hold Scooter… I’d go Paco… It’s fine to drop Hunter… I wouldn’t start Cahill…

  68. Matthew says:
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    I picked up Samardjia in a league where I start my finals this week!!

    He goes against MIL tomorrow, good idea? I need pitching especially 2 starts per because it’s IP included in our league, so even if I lose WHIP and ERA, I go for Saves Wins K and IP.

    Thank you.

  69. Gareth says:
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    Would you pick up any of the following pitchers for this week?………………..

    Cobb, Alex SP TB
    9/16/13 vs. TEX Garza, Matt SP TEX
    9/21/13vs. BAL
    Norris, Bud SP BAL

    Lynn, Lance SP STL
    9/16/13@ COL McHugh, Collin SP COL
    9/21/13 @ MIL Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL

    Cashner, Andrew RP SD
    9/16/13 @ PIT Burnett, A.J. SP PIT
    9/22/13 vs. LAD Greinke, Zack SP LAD

    Haren, Dan SP WAS
    9/16/13 vs. ATL Minor, Mike SP ATL
    9/22/13 vs. MIA Dyson, Sam RP MIA

    Kazmir, Scott SP CLE
    9/16/13 @ KC Shields, James SP KC
    9/21/13 vs. HOU Clemens, Paul SP HOU

    I’m looking for WINS and WHIP mainly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Who would be your second and third choices?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lind, Martin

  70. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Jesus, the Football blog questions are worse than this side. Poor Sky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: The kicker questions make me want to hear a catcher question. Someone please ask a catcher question!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Are you CramYourKickerQuestionsUpYourCramHole over there?

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Grey: That was Sky’s suggestion. I don’t participate in commenting. I actually hate fantasy football. I just like the live draft party our league has.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @OaktownSteve: espn clearly@Grey: nobody asks kicker questions. catcher questions are probably 5 times more frequent. he’s just sad there’s less to conveniently troll over there.

        • Prezzii says:
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          Piazza or Steinback?

          • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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            @Prezzii: Hooray! Piazza

  71. mraccoe says:
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    Looking ahead to the end of the week. Best stream option for Friday? I’m thinking McAllister.

    McAllister (Hou)
    Sabathia (SF)
    Ervin Santana (Tex)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC

  72. Brad Childress says:
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    Drop Nate Mclouth for Denard Span? Also, should I activate Howie Kendrick and drop Morneau? or I could just drop Kendrick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Span… Drop Morneau…

  73. booya says:
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    Would you trade Wright for Ubaldo and Matt Carpenter in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  74. Gareth says:
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    Which Hitters out of this Motley Crue do you think will be the most productive this week? I’m looking for RBI’S, Average and SB’S.

    ADAM LIND:

    09/16/2013 vs. (Off day)
    09/17/2013 vs. NYY 7:07pm Andy Pettitte
    09/18/2013 vs. NYY 7:07pm Phil Hughes
    09/19/2013 vs. NYY 7:07pm Hiroki Kuroda
    09/20/2013 @ BOS 7:10pm Jon Lester
    09/21/2013 @ BOS 7:10pm Clay Buchholz
    09/22/2013 @ BOS 1:35pm Felix Doubront

    ASDRUBAL CABRERA

    09/16/2013 @ KC 8:10pm James Shields
    09/17/2013 @ KC 8:10pm Danny Duffy
    09/18/2013 @ KC 8:10pm Bruce Chen
    09/19/2013 vs. HOU 7:05pm Dallas Keuchel
    09/20/2013 vs. HOU 7:05pm Brett Oberholtzer
    09/21/2013 vs. HOU 6:05pm Paul Clemens
    09/22/2013 vs. HOU 1:05pm Erik Bedard

    LEONYS MARTIN

    09/16/2013 @ TB 7:10pm Alex Cobb
    09/17/2013 @ TB 7:10pm Jeremy Hellickson
    09/18/2013 @ TB 7:10pm Chris Archer
    09/19/2013 @ TB 7:10pm Matt Moore
    09/20/2013 @ KC 8:10pm Ervin Santana
    09/21/2013 @ KC 7:10pm Jeremy Guthrie
    09/22/2013 @ KC 2:10pm James Shields

    EVAN GATTIS

    09/16/2013 @ WAS 7:05pm Dan Haren
    09/17/2013 @ WAS 7:05pm Tanner Roark
    09/18/2013 @ WAS 7:05pm Ross Ohlendorf
    09/19/2013 @ (Off Day)
    09/20/2013 @ CHC 2:20pm Scott Baker
    09/21/2013 @ CHC 4:05pm Travis Wood
    09/22/2013 @ CHC 2:20pm Edwin Jackson

    ANGEL PAGAN

    09/17/2013 @ (Off Day)
    09/17/2013 @ NYM 7:10pm Zack Wheeler
    09/18/2013 @ NYM 7:10pm Aaron Harang
    09/19/2013 @ NYM 1:10pm Jonathon Niese
    09/20/2013 @ NYY 7:05pm CC Sabathia
    09/21/2013 @ NYY 1:05pm Ivan Nova
    09/22/2013 @ NYY 1:05pm Andy Pettitte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  75. Gareth says:
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    Another week, and another couple of Injury clouds before I lock my starters in for the week.

    Start or Sit Aramis Ramirez and Yasiel Puig?

    Aramis says he’ll be back in there Monday, but sat out the last 2 games with The Bruised Wrist.

    Puig left Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury and didn’t play Sunday. Also Kemp is back this week.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Aramis, start Puig…

  76. PeanutButterJelllyTime says:
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    Grey, I could really use your freakishly good opinion? Got a hole at 1b since the loss of Allen Craig. Matt Adams, Brandon Belt, or Nick Swisher to fill that void? Thank you. Love your articles.

    • PeanutButterJelllyTime says:
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      @PeanutButterJelllyTime: I’m leaning towards Swish against the Astros and Royals with 7 games or Adams who plays four in Coors Field this week and has 7.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Adams…

  77. ryan says:
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    Scooter or Villar at SS for the final week? All statistical categories welcome, steals for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  78. Arevus says:
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    Just won my league championship and wanted to say thanks for your help. Couldn’t have done it without you. And SoN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats!

  79. Gareth says:
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    Choo, Shin-Soo (OF) CIN L

    vs E. Bedard (L)
    vs J. Lyles (R)
    vs B. Peacock (R)
    vs F. Liriano (L)
    vs A. Burnett (R)
    vs J. Locke (L)

    He only plays 6 games this week. Three against Lefties. Sit him for other options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  80. Jake says:
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    Hey- which player do you like the best to start at utility this week?

    Brandon Belt, Matt Adams, Kole Calhoun, Wilson Ramos, Denard Span , or Asdrubral Cabrera.

    — also , with Dom Brown being activated this week, would you start him or sit him for one of the OF’s above & with runner up use at utility?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams, depends on needs… Sit Brown for Span, if that’s what you need…

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey:

        Looking for power/ rbi for utility.

        For outfield, I like span, I just don’t trust Dom brown- I have a feeling he may get days off here & there & since my league locks at first game tonight I’d be screwed lol considering its the championship round it’s smaller margin for error

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not gonna get power/RBI from Span… I’d go Belt…

  81. papasmurf says:
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    Oh Goldy, I traded you away for some guy named after an overrated soap actress and Two Face (Harvey) Dent. I am gonna be regretting this all year as you make another run for MVP and Eva(n) Longoria bats .250 with 20 homers and Harvey has surgery to try to become Matt again.

    It’s oddly liberating not to care what happens in the final few wks, but I would rather have some meaningful games. Sometimes you just get beat down by that 250lb Lady Luck so badly you give up. This smurf went in the wilderness for more than 1 wk and didn’t even bother to check in on the team once. I can’t remember the last time that happened.

    The silver lining is, hey maybe I draft a break up 1B next year; they’re easier to find than breakout 3Bs. Ike Davis anyone? LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah…

  82. SF1966 says:
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    You like Alex Wood @ Washinton on Wed ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  83. I am the man right now says:
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    Mr grey. Your sage wisdom got me to my h2h finals. Its a 14 team dynasty w over 90% of each roster kept. Just yell at me and tell me to drop chatwood, daniel duffy, Tyson ross and maybe estrada on Thursday for end of the week starters. I’m trying to balance keepers w win now. I always focus on the future too much. I really like duffy and Estrada out of them but bounce them and go for the money right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bounce them and go for the money…

  84. Gareth says:
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    This does not sound good :-( Also. wft Don Mattingly!!!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dodgers-puig-sore-hip-210400320–mlb.html

    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was not certain when Puig would return.
    “I’m thinking somewhere between seven and 10 days for him, hopefully, maybe two or three weeks, I don’t know,” Mattingly said, according to ESPN.com. “Or, it could be tomorrow. I’m not sure.”No further tests for Puig have been scheduled.Puig has been bothered by hip problems periodically over the past few weeks.

    I’m thinking with Kemp back and a guaranteed spot in the postseason it seems likely they’ll baby him, so he’s fresh for the postseason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Ridiculous…

  85. Gareth says:
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    So there’s seems to be a disconnect between Bret Lawrie’s match ups and his rating on Hitter tron. Hs has a $16.9 value for the week according to the tron, but has the following career numbers against these guys:

    Lawrie, Bret (2B,3B) TOR R
    vs A. Pettitte (L) .167
    vs P. Hughes (R) .278, 1 HR
    vs H. Kuroda (R) .222, 1 HR
    vs J. Lester (L) .136, 1 HR
    vs C. Buchholz (R) .063
    vs F. Doubront (L) .333

    I was going to bench A-RAM for him. Should I just pick this Guy up instead?…..

    MATT DOMINGUEZ (HOU)

    09/16/2013 vs. CIN 8:10pm Johnny Cueto
    09/17/2013 vs. CIN 8:10pm Mike Leake
    09/18/2013 vs. CIN 8:10pm Greg Reynolds
    09/19/2013 @ CLE 7:05pm Ubaldo Jimenez
    09/20/2013 @ CLE 7:05pm Zach McAllister
    09/21/2013 @ CLE 6:05pm Scott Kazmir
    09/22/2013 @ CLE 1:05pm Corey Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, give Dominguez a go

  86. Larry says:
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    Lost out on Machado this year. Tired of old men.

    Any chance you would choose to keep Xander over any of these if you could keep him FOREVER?

    Joey Bautista
    Braun
    Freeman
    Jose F

    11 teamer, 7×7 with ops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jose F?

      • Larry says:
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        @Grey: Fernandez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t keep Xander over any of those

          • Larry says:
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            @Grey: Appreciate the insight as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  87. anarchy burger says:
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    any idea what sonny grays deal is this week??? i see he got scratched tonight. i have to set my lineuo for the week soon.

    • SF1966 says:
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      @anarchy burger:

      comments above report Parker pitching today (was sick yesterday) and Gray pitching tomorrow…

  88. Gareth says:
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    So If I sat Choo and Puig I would be starting Leonys Martin and Emilio Bonifacio.

    Ew, SAGNOF Grossness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you gotta balance those two with other guys for RBIs and power

  89. Gareth says:
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    I’m needing RBI’S in my ROTO League. Guess how many RBI’S Leonys and Boneface have between them over the last 7 days?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Gareth: Clue – Its the Loneliest Number……………….

      • Prezzii says:
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        @Gareth: Meow?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Gareth:

      well ,
      the A ‘s crushed the rangers , so ,
      i’m guessing less than 30 .

  90. Boy Wonder says:
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    I have 8 SP’s this week, maybe 9 if Sonny Gray goes again. The other guy looks like he’ll have 10 (10 is our max limit, 5 is the min). The cats are K’s, QS, Saves, ERA, WHIP, K/9.

    -I have Darvish, Verlander, Iwakuma, Samardzija, Liriano, Colon, Sonny Gray, Straily. Chris Perez, Rex Brothers, Puts-DL

    -He has Scherzer, Greinke, Burnett, Wily Peralta, Kris Medlen, Corbin, Ivan Nova. Chapman, Kimbrel, Farquhar.

    My biggest problem is that… I have 1 move left. And Jason Castro is my catcher.. I had a bye week last week.

    Can I win pitching?? Please advise. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably not, his pitching is better… What else would you do with the move?

      • Boy Wonder says:
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        @Grey: That would be it. Either a catcher, (Sal Perez and Carlos Ruiz are available) or one last start. I’m really caught between a rock and a hard place…

        This is what I get for picking up FA busts.. I picked up Chris Carter for $7, Dayan Viciedo for $7, John Jay for $5, Rutledge for $5… All just to drop them after a few days. Should have manage my budget better, but I’m in the semi-final now…

        I just need Jason Castro to finally play again… The rest of my offense: Goldschmidt, Hill, R. Zimmerman, Jed Lowrie, Puig, Cespedes, Ruf, Seager, Marlon Byrd (I had to drop Craig today to pick up Byrd…)

        I guess I hold onto Castro and save the last move for an SP. If I can somehow make it to the championship round, I’ll have 2 starts from Darvish, Verlander, Liriano, Colon, Iwakuma. Wish me luck….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go with an SP… Good luck!

  91. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I was looking at possibly adding Rayburn for the week. It appears he gets lefties the next 2 games, Duffy and Chen. Then Keuchel and Oberholtzer to start the series vs Hou. Then Clemens the righty so he sits Saturday. Bedard Sunday. I think Rayburn is in a strict platoon but a 1.100 something OPS vs lefties. He hit 3rd last game vs a lefty, Chris Sale. And he’s hitting well for a team trying to win. I’ve talked myself into it.

    Over/Under in 5 start vs lefties?
    1.5 HR
    5 RBI
    .300 AVG

    • Slim

      Buddah Lovaz says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Raburn.

      • Slim

        Buddah Lovaz says:
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        @Buddah Lovaz: Worst part is I spelled Keuchel and Oberholtzer right and doubled checked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over

      • Slim

        Buddah Lovaz says:
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        @Grey: Between me writing that and right now, I added Raburn and KC starter tomorrow was changed. Oh well. He was the bench bat. Hopefully I don’t have a hole in my roster tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  92. slew says:
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    Puig IS in today’s starting lineup.
    Should I follow SON’s advice and sit Ryu (5.9) at Chase Field? 14 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  93. SteveNZ says:
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    Pence might just about be carrying me all the way in the Hippo/Al K keeper…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whatever it takes!

  94. mraccoe says:
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    Matt Adams (@Col, @Mil, Was, ChC)

    or

    Billy Butler (Cle, Tex, @Sea, @CWS)

    For this week and next? THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  95. Chris says:
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    Grey…found this site a month into the season. Love it. I asked maybe 4 questions and your replies were sharp and timely…thank you…last question for this season: need to start 6 amongst: Latos, Lester, Liriano, Medlen, Minor, Estrada, Lohse, Cashner ( 2 starts ), Kluber ( 2 starts ), Lynn ( 2 starts ). Checked streamanator but would like your call….thanx !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Latos, Minor, Kluber, Liriano, Medlen, Cashner

  96. Gabe says:
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    Kluber vs kc or ubaldo vs hou?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gabe: both, make room

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo

  97. SteveNZ says:
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    Can the games just start already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping for next week to come already so I can wrap up this championship…You still alive in H2H?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sure am. In the semis against the guy that finished 1st by a fair distance. Did beat him earlier in the year, though.

        11.5 pts clear in the Hippo keeper and in a dogfight at the top of the RCL, and having to stream a bit more so I can reach the GS limit before I head to Fiji…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, big week ahead!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: A big two weeks even.

            In the keeper, the Games Started stat (stupid stat that it is) is the big unknown. It’s possible to go all starters on the final day and pick up a truckload of points. I did it last year, gained 7 points on the final day and came much closer to winning than I had a right to…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that is stupid…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, those suck

  98. goodfold2 says:
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    After losing I went back and looked at if I had not have traded rivera for m.perez i would’ve tied wins and losses and still lost era by 2.48-2.58. I would’ve then went 5-4-4, which is a win. But it would’ve been in the most ugly fashion possible, I ONLY would have won from that bullshit Rivera win where he really got a save instead of a win. The absolute worst way to win, from some terrible playcaller’s gambling problem b.s. It did teach me a valuable lesson though, decent streamers are much easier to find when half of the teams (8) are out of the playoffs. Those 8 teams aren’t busy picking up the Mcallisters/Rogers out there. I may have slightly overreacted to 3/4 of my likely playoff opp’s having more SP than me. Of course, had my opp not picked up and then promptly benched span 3 out of 4 days last week even though he needed runs/steals i would not have gone 5-4-4, it would’ve been 5-5-3. I did not have the tiebreaker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, sorry…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: I would have wanted for that win not to count had I got it though, non-objective bullshit rulings like that rivera “win” benefiting me would have hurt. But at the same time what could i have done, my team would have advanced, opp’s wouldn’t have.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  99. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    who’s best for holds and general pitcher goodness now, farnsworth/carpenter/doolittle. I grabbed doolittle last night while throwing away grilli (i forgot to do this in one league, i had dropped grilli at least 5 days before elsewhere)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Farns

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: is siegrist ahead of the other 2 for holds?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  100. goodfold2 says:
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    10 teamer semi-finals where i had the best season team just coming off of a bye, are any of these better than any of my sort of thing. I have 2 utils
    MY: lucroy/myers/villar/andrus/edwin(just waivered him)/jackson

    Free agents: ramos/morales/calhoun/yelich/sierra/laroche/adams/pinto/avila/ruiz/aybar(he might be better, but I’m keeping at least one of villar/andrus for steals, this team is only weak at steals)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams over Edwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Lucroy too if you have a catcher

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: if lucroy is only catcher I should keep him over those other catchers? and drop edwin for adams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Lucroy if he’s your only catcher

  101. SteveNZ says:
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    Porcello is scaring me already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So far, so good

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: As he puts the leadoff guy on again. Doesn’t normally end well *sobs*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hncjks…Fingers crossed

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’ll take the K per inning. the home runs to relative unknowns? Not so much.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  102. hondo says:
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    I’ve got LaRoche,Ramos and Ayala out because some guy from Texas killed 13 people at the Navy Yard near Nats Stadium and the game was postponed.

    Too soon for Bob Short jokes?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @hondo: i didn’t hear about the texas part.

      • hondo says:
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        @goodfold2: Whacked navy vet last stationed at Fort Worth.

        Home of record is NYC.

        Too soon for Yankees jokes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who that is, but if you have to ask, probably too soon…

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Bob Short was the guy that sold Hondo(and the rest of the Senators) to Texas.

        Yeah,probably too soon.This stuff gets depressing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey:
            It was traumatic at that age.
            Camilio Pasqual,Hondo,Epstein,Aurelio Rodriguez all gone in a flash.
            I turned to the Orioles for solace,only to run into Peter Angelos mini-Steinbrenner period.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  103. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Just to get in on some Goldschmidt love here, I have to mention that his 4 for 4 on the final day of my semi-final match-up saved my BA lead by the narrowist of margins. This preserved a 5-5 tie that I won by virtue of being the higher seed to advance to the championship round. I did the math and a 2 for 4 would have left me short. Thanks Goldy! And thank you, Grey. Your love of the Gold Standard motivated me to draft him in both leagues I am in.

    I’ll be looking for next year’s Goldschmidt here as I know there’s no way in hell I’ll be able to get him in the re-draft league.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: i’m hoping i’ll be able to get him somewhere around 8-16th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, glad it worked out!

  104. Paul says:
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    In a 12×12 H2H league doing K/9 and QS, would you take Petit over Nova or Haren? Have Waino, Bumgarner, Ryu, Salazar, and Miller. Need someone to get me better all around in playoffs. Streamonator loves Petit like crazy this week!

    Also Craig just popped up on waivers… Drop Marlon Byrd for him?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Haren, but I don’t know their matchups… I’d hold Byrd

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: craig’s in a walking boot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Paul says:
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            @Grey: thanks! Dropping Byrd woulda been a gamble on Craig makin playing time by next week. Guess I’ll hold off.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  105. Prezzii says:
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    Myers! Startin off good…. Unlike last week.

    • Prezzii says:
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      P.S. Headley, grade-A Jock Stuffer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gonna double sweat sock on the stuffing…

        • Prezzii says:
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          @Grey: that’ll impress the ladies for sure… And the 2014 drafters…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gonna need his inseam taken out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  106. danny almonte says:
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    Grey, like any under 50% owned batty calls from tomorrow’s braves/Nats double header? I didn’t see anything that looks promising (andrelton, bj, elliott Johnson, Gattis, Rendon were first guys I thought of). Asche would be the drop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Gattis

  107. goodfold2 says:
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    bruce, laroche, trumbo amongst those speedsters getting steals off me in last 3 weeks.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @goodfold2: Andrew Cashner has two stolen bases this season. Kind of relevant here

  108. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Am I the only person who can’t figure Cobb out? I’ve missed out on all of his 0 ER starts and most of his 1 ER starts as well. I’ve gotten all of his bad ones. Benched him this week and he’s dissecting the Rangers. I really enjoy owning him, so I’d like to freaking reap the benefits of said ownership! confused, silly emoticon

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: everybody has dissected the rangers (except burnett after the 5th inning) lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve started him for every start except his first back from injury… He’s been fine all year…

  109. goodfold2 says:
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    thanks pirates, getting those 0 baserunners of support for burnett, now he’ll get a loss.

  110. SteveNZ says:
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    Look what happened when i dropped Cozart. After that 0-5 the other day I figured his hotness was waning…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stevabermetrics!

  111. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Add Cashner to my list of pitchers I’m drafting next year. Though he’s becoming more expensive with every second half start he’s made.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if he can maintain outside of Petco, definitely

  112. Prezzii says:
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    Cashner is a beautiful bearded human being….

  113. SteveNZ says:
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    Why didn’t I stream Cashner? Why?

    • Prezzii says:
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      @SteveNZ: i know this means nothing to you… But thank you for not doing so. Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause of his splits and he was going against a top team

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yes. That is why.

  114. Brad Childress says:
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    Start Petit @ NYM and Sonny vs. LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonny

  115. goodfold2 says:
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    aramis over asche for ROW if he plays. I’ll also need to grab gyorko to sub for miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t play

  116. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    locke vs SD or
    roark vs ATL
    tomorrow only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Roark

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it turns out i probably can just stick with my 18 starts and keep porcello, as opp has 17 starts but only got 3 out of e-jax today, while i got a shitload out of porcello/lee/burnett.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: 3 K’s out of e-jax that is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Gold. Schmidt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: he can still help me try to get 9th draft slot next year so i can get him again (if comish keeps the rules the same the best playoff team (5th place) that doesn’t get paid (top 4 get paid) gets the best draft slot after the non playoff teams draft.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  118. SteveNZ says:
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    Stupid Kazmir. What a fool.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Now Siegrist screwing up too. Jesus.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh, I know

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So worried about Brothers in this game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should say, coming into this game eventually

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Rosenthal might have just screwed me in the RCL there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Shizz, that sucks… Brothers ended up being okay, no help?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, that clawed a little back. I should get the ERA point back OK, not so sure about the WHIP point that went south. Grenike, Estrada and Petit going for me tomorrow…

                A Ziegler save would pull me even with royce! in saves though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ziegler save would tie me with Rudy in saves… Who was at one point about 25 saves ahead of me in August… I have Petit and Greinke tomorrow too…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Here he goes. Not sure I can even bring myself to watch on my phone…

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Oh no.

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Don’t want no Kemp heroics here.

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yes!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, blech

  119. SteveNZ says:
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    I bloody hate it when a run that takes away Hold and Save opps, is scored as a result of one of your guys reaching on an error. Just ruins things all the way round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  120. frankgrimes says:
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    Cobb and Cashner on my bench today in playoff week. just my luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Grimey!

  121. Jon says:
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    What is Putz’s role going to be now that he’s activated?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jon: i’m hearing 8th right now

  122. goodfold2 says:
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    what’s the keeper order of these guys, cargo/ellsbury/upton/machado/f.hernandez/braun. can only keep 4 and ellsbury and cargo are on waivers (comish just offered this league to be keeper), just pick top 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo, Upton, F-Her, Machado

  123. Larry says:
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    In dynasty, and competing for first, crazy to free streaming spot — quintana tomorrow — and drop kuroda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  124. SteveNZ says:
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    On the bright side, my H2H opponent left Cueto, Cobb and Wilson benched – and started Parker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  125. letsgobravos says:
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    Parker just took a huge shit all over my awesome porcello stream. FUCK. Parker would have to pick the first day the playoffs to have his worst start of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was really ugly…

  126. Alex says:
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    Lost Wilin

    Ruiz, Pinto or Avila to replace him?

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avila

  127. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Trout with the garbage-time home run. Really need him to have a quiet week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whole bunch of garbage time runs from the Angels…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: Calhoun RBI’s baby.

  128. hey Grey – what about Ianetta from here on out? Any chance he outperforms Castro or Pinto from here on out? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could outperform Castro

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