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Common misconception, the A’s know what they’re doing.  As of Thursday night, they didn’t even know who was pitching on Saturday.  Billy Beane told me confidentially, “I’ve been winging it for fifteen years.  I just have a sex tape of Michael Lewis with a contestant from Flavor of Love, so it was write Moneyball or him and Deelishis would be all over the internet.”  A lot of sites are listing A.J. Griffin as Saturday’s starter, but I have it on good authority that that (stutterer!) is incorrect.  A’s have Straily looking like a lesser-known Muppet Straggly, Alfredo Jettuccine has been getting creamed, Milone is in Sacramento saying to himself, “What have I done to deserve being sent to the Sacra-Ghetto?” and the whole staff needs a Colon cleanse.  So, who’s left?  My almost-name-sharer and all-around Bubb Rubb-extraordinaire, Sonny Gray.  He has nearly a strikeout an inning in Triple-A and a 2.74 FIP.  (Yes, I only use FIP when an ERA doesn’t back up my case as tidily.  Leave me alone!)  I don’t love a start in Toronto, but if he stays in the rotation, the A’s are about to get a great schedule at home.  Even if it’s not Saturday, Gray should be up shortly, and no that’s not a height crack, but Gray is tiny.  I will call him Mini Me even though he’s taller than me.  What?  My photo is actual size.  So, grab Gray now, because mother says you should buy Gray Gardens– I mean, Gray’s starting.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Robbie Grossman – Fun fact!  Robbie Grossman got his name when Robby Benson farted on Scott Baio’s head and Baio said, “Robby, gross, man!”  Although, Grossman had an inauspicious start, and will have an inauspicious end, he has been hitting.

Juan Lagares – If you look close, you’ll find a guy that has given decent 5th outfielder numbers in the last month.  If you listen close, you can hear the name Juan Lagares when the islands are being listed in the song Kokomo.

Cody Ross – Hitting near .400 in the last week and has as many homers as first names.

Christian Yelich – Just went over him this morning.  Click home, scroll down, click again.  Thanks, you just made me 1/118th of a penny.

Jon Jay – I dream of a day when I’m sitting behind a dyslexic Cardinals fan and sitting next to a Pakistani doctor in scrubs named Yaj Noj, and the doctor keeps thinking the fan is calling him.  I have small dreams.

Michael Saunders – In his last seven games, he has 3 homers, 9 RBIs, 5 runs, .261 average and he’s saved four kittens.

Kole Calhoun – He’s this week’s Creeper by our fantasy football shaman, Sky, and go join a fantasy football league.  It’ll make your mother happy.  She only birthed your stupid ass.

Will VenableHitter-Tron calls Venable a hot pick up.  Hitter-Tron also calls customer service automation to get hot.

Jonny Gomes – His schmotatoes are hotter than your schmotatoes.

Yonder Alonso – I was all excited to write Yonder down in the Buy column, then I looked at his stats and I fell asleep.  I’m sleep-typing right now.  Hey, there’s Yaj Noj…Wait a second, why’s he making out with my Cougar?!

Justin Smoak – I streamed him the other day and got a home run, then had a small bit of battachment and by his third straight day of a 1-for-4, I dropped him.  I could see taking the flyer on him for some power.

Darin Ruf – Stop, pick him up, let him open up shop in your utility slot… Oh, yes, that’s how Ruf fantasy riders roll…

Brett Wallace – Has four homers in the last ten games.  On the for serious tip, he has 9 homers in 42 games this year.  I’m not saying he’s been awesome, but the Astros really needed to send him down?  I mean, they played Carlos Pena for 85 games.

Logan Morrison – I was trying to come up with something positive to write for Morrison, but I couldn’t so I erased his name, then I thought if I have Smoak or Wallace, I could have Morrison, and that’s all I have to say on him.

Neil Walker – This was written on ESPN’s Neil Walker fantasy profile, “Even his outs were hit hard.”  For some reason, that cracked me up.  Leave it to ESPN to get excited about Neil Walker.  He’s hitting right now, but if you pick him up and get an erection for longer than four hours, see a doctor.

Brian Dozier –  For the time being, ignore the group of Z’s floating over his head.

Jonathan Villar – Supposed to be back today from his jammed thumb.  Fruit preserves work a lot better when jammed.  Any the hoo!  Villar has 10 steals in 15 games.  Rickey Henderson would pick him up for his fantasy team, which he named Rickey Henderson’s Fantasy Team.

Alcides Escobar – He’s also on Rickey Henderson’s Fantasy Team, only Rickey White-Out’d his computer monitor where Escobar’s name is and made it Alcides Henderson.

Stephen Drew – A big part of me — from like my ankles to my ears — thinks all the Red Sox schmohawks had a hot week because they were facing the Astros, but we’ll see.

Xander Bogaerts – I already went over my Xander Bogaerts fantasy.  I wrote it while counting Shawn Kemp’s kids.

Mike Moustakas – I’m proud to announce we are the number one Google result for Mostsuckass.  In those Google results there’s a lot of links to other great literary works.  My mom would be proud.  For the month of July, Mostsuckass was passable as a corner infidel (4 HRs, .267).  I could see him matching those totals for the next seven weeks.

Wilmer Flores – Here’s what I said previously on Flores, “He was called up to play third base with Wright on the “Don’t Open Until September” shelf.  Why do you care?  Well, you probably don’t outside of NL-Only leagues.  See you in the next blurb, mixed leaguers!  Ah, now that we have those guys out of here, you NL-Only’ers and I can have some quiet time.  Have you seen this week’s Ray Donovan?  I haven’t because Time Warner and Showtime are holding my entertainment hostage.  Let my shows free!  So, Wilmer’s hitting .322 with 15 homers in the PCL, which is like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon.  The plus here is he has shortstop eligibility in some leagues.  I could see grabbing him in NL-Only leagues and he could be mixed league relevant if he comes out of the gate hitting, but mixed leaguers won’t know because they’re already on the next blurb.  Suckers!”  And that’s me quoting me!

Jason Castro – I think the definition of a rebound relationship is you have your heart broken so bad that you just start dating the first new person to come along and you really like that person, but more because of comparison to the previous person than anything the new person is doing.  Castro is my rebound catcher.

LaTroy Hawkins – I hope he gets a lot of saves.  My hope is completely unrealistic.  Hope, “I’ve read The Secret too many times.”

Danny Farquhar – Lord Farquhar is just above the 50% owned cut-off for these Buys, but I know if I leave him out someone will be like, “Grey, I want you to rub your mustache all over my body, but one question:  where’s Farquhar?”  Alas, someone will still ask about him.  BTW, don’t ever use ‘alas’ in conversation, you will get punched.

Dane De La Rosa – Ernesto has made it look like LA traded for Marmol.  Well, they did, but the actual LA team and not the Orange County LA team.  De La Rosa could see saves while Ernesto uses the ninth inning as a toilet.

Scott Kazmir – He’s been fine here and there, and sometimes his pitches are everywhere, so I’d be careful, but the Stream-o-Nator likes his start tonight.

Alex Wood – Another start where it doesn’t matter where he’s going or where he’s been or if he has an E-Z Pass or toll money, he gets the Marlins on Saturday.

Danny Salazar – I just went over my Danny Salazar fantasy.  I wrote it while sitting in the back of a flat-bed, seeing the countryside.

Wei-Yin Chen – In the last month of me touting him, he’s gone from a 2.82 ERA to 2.95.  He also gone from 35% owned to 36.8%.  Razzball:  We Are The 1.8 Percenters!

Rick Porcello – Every few starts, he gets sauced.  I don’t know why.  His K-rate has also gone in the dumper recently.  Luckily, everything else has been good, unlike Dempster where everything’s in the dumper, except his K-rate.  Why are we talking about Dempster in Porcello’s blurb?  I was correlating.  You were rambling, move on.  Wow, you’re tough, Random Italicized Voice.  Tough love!  Move on!

SELL

Chase Headley – The Sell’s from now until the end of the year aren’t as in trade them because trading deadlines have passed in a lot of leagues, but this is as in drop them.  Drop Headley, specifically.  The rest of the season projections on Headley’s player page (click his name) show him capable of five homers and a .257 average with three steals.  HAHAHAHAHAHA  *breathe, Grey, breathe*  Man, I lost it there for a second.  Oh, and those horrid rest of the season projections would mean he actually had a better last seven weeks than any other seven weeks of this season.  HAHAHA–  Okay, seriously, what’s going on here?  You and Headley bunkmates in your youth at the Mike Pagliaro Baseball Camp and now you wanna keep it real for your man?  Let him go.

Jeff Locke – Hey, you guys had a good run.  Maybe you send him a postcard once in a while when you go on family trips with the squirts.

Asdrubal Cabrera – He hasn’t hit more than two homers in any month this year and has only stolen more than two bases in one month, which was a whopping 4.  In August, he’s hitting .125.  Brad Miller could outperform his rest of the season numbers in a 4-game series.  I like Asdrubal a lot too because his name sounds so goofy, but you gotta start looking elsewhere.

Dan Uggla – I can understand holding him if you’re desperate for power, but he’s hitting .190 on the year and only has one month above .200.  His average makes him the first guy to make Ed Hardy shirts look bad rather than the other way around.  BTW, the irony of Ed Hardy clothing is Ed Hardy himself would think everyone who wears his clothing is a total tool.

From Around The Web

  1. Blah says:
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    Arod worth a pickup? 12 team mix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  2. royce! says:
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    You like Gray over Gee, Cole, or Ejax?

    I responded to you regarding the bar in the earlier post. I’ll add here that it’s awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Jackson… Why did you want to start a bar, though? S’s and g’s? Always wanted to get into it?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: A good friend that used to work at the Cha Cha Lounge wanted to open a bar and ended up moving to Nashville to work w some other rad people with the same motives. Also, a friend that I went to law school with is opening his third bar in Portland and is killing it so I got jealous. Having gone to a bunch of bars and seen what seems to make them successful (good people, vibe, and location), I thought that the East Nashville was ripe for what we’re offering. The opening seemed to confirm this, though, obviously, it’s very early.

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @royce!: can you elaborate on what makes them successful, I have spent too many years in many different bars on the reg and have found some interesting elemnent’s that work and don’t work

          • royce! says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate: I think it’s a combination of the location and the people who are involved – the location should need the type of place you are providing and the people involved need to have some cred in whatever scene you are trying to attract. Also, it can’t be too gimmicky. I hate gimmicky bars.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What kind of place are you providing? Rave spot with Corey Kluber at the door? Sports bar? Yuppie spot?

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: hipster neo swank dive

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, there’s a few of those here…

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Imogene & Willie: Your username makes me think you would know…I’ve heard good things about that shop. Worth a gander?

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @royce!: I remember when cats from silver lake would come out and take pics and hang at some of the dives by me saying, “this is exactly what we want out there, I wish I could just pick this place up and take it with me” Ironically, some of the old school got bought and have destroyed a lot of the character that made them great. I f**king hate neon signs

              • royce! says:
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                @Jack Full O’ Hate: We didn’t buy an existing bar and screw it up. Our space was home to a bar that apparently failed because it sucked.

                You really gotta get over this whole hipster thing. It’s making you sound like a hipster.

                • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                  @royce!: in my defense I hate all cultures and sub cultures. I like to do things that piss people off yet love helping those in need.

                  Very cool about the bar, I have seen too many fail miserably in their attempt to create something that has no basis in anything. You find your niche and what population is near you and exploit the crap out of it. I go to one spot that has evolved into a dart bar, and they kill it with all their tournaments and regular throwers that come in all the time. I like it because there is always a seat at the bar. What’s the niche you are playing to?

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Jack Full O’ Hate: Hipster dive swank. So you were probably right the first time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, stars lined up… Hope it works out, fingers crossed… Seems like with the mark up on alcohol you just gotta get people in the door…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Exactly. If you can attract customers, the markup is so high for drinks that you can’t lose. I think that our bar is one of if not the coolest bar in the area so I have faith that it will do very well for a while…the key is to establish the bar as more than just a novelty so that it can remain popular for a long time. Very few bars, especially in LA, can do this.

            To give you an idea of the vibe, the owners were involved in places like the cha cha, Bar 107, and Villians Tavern. I have not been to the latter, but hope that it ends up doing well like the cha cha and, as far as I know, Bar 107.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I can picture the type of place… Pretty LA’ish then… Which I could see working…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, something that might be successful in LA, which works because so many of the people I met there were from elsewhere- often LA or NY- and had moved to Nashville because it provided a better environment for making things (like good people, cheap housing, more lax regulations on things like filming and starting businesses).

                • Grey

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                  Could see something like that working anywhere nowadays if the clientele is right… Like Hoboken or… Hey, you and your buddies wanna open a Razzball bar in Jersey?! Nah, I hear ya… I’ve never been to Nashville unfortunately so my understanding of it is limited… Hopefully it works out though, that would be amazing…

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey: It’s true, but not everywhere has that sort of clientele, and other places that do are saturated (Portland comes to mind)…Speaking of a razzball bar, I wanted to open a “hipster sports bar” (without the negative connotations of the term hipster- for an example check out Spirit of ’77 in Portland)…I told my wife about it and she asked who I thought would want to hang out there, so I said, my friends, and she replied, yeah but you don’t have that many friends. Ouch, but true.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tell her costaricachata, SteveNZ and Jack Full of Hate will hang there with Grey tending bar!

                    • royce! says:
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                      @royce!: Ha! It’s fail proof!

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @royce!: I’m so there.

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @royce!: Plenty of craft beer I hope.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cash Only…bam…BAM! Nice, will check it out when I’m not in the car…

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @royce!: Place looks great, man. Congrats. Not sure you’re aiming at hipsters, so much as right-thinking folk ;-)

                    • royce! says:
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                      @royce!: Thanks, Steve! I like how you characterized it. Maybe we should tag it “A Place for Right-Thinking Folk.”

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @royce!:
              “If you can attract customers, the markup is so high for drinks that you can’t lose.”

              um … liability insurance ?

              • royce! says:
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                @costaricanchata: Shoot! I knew there was something we forgot!

  3. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Alas we come to the buy section, if we ever meet in person I will use alas a lot just so I can say I got punched by Grey Albright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You better watch out!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I welcome it with my chin out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: bring it jersey style

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And you know that!

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: open-handed slaps that smell like garbage?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I call it the Toxic Waste

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Alas, we have got a grey move, if you don’t pick up______________, I’m going to come to your house and give you the Toxic Waste then pick him up for you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My pimp hand is strong with bacteria!

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: your hand is on the FDA watch list

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      iPhone sends an alert when I raised it…

                • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                  @Wake Up: that give me cancer 20 years later

                    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                      @Wake Up: you must be talking about Alotta Vergina

  4. Aero says:
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    haha, love that somebody else is saying Sacra-Ghetto now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Aero: hey! I like Sacramento…and Antelope

      • Aero says:
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        @Wake Up: Sure, may be a decent place to visit a friend/relative for a few days, but have you lived there?

  5. A-Ram Baller says:
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    Here is what I don’t like about Grey, he wants me to drop a pitcher with 130+ IP that has a 2.47 ERA but not once was Josh Rutledge on his “Sell” list. I was burned when i drafted Rutledge as my shortstop and I wont be burned again.

    • AP says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: I too got “burned” by the guy I drafted in the 19th round, got 150’ish AB’s of 5HR’s/5SB’s, 26 runs and 13 RBI’s from in that time (Active Stats), and then promptly dropped when he got sent down. *shudders*

      (Assuming 600 AB’s, that’s like a 19/19 season with 100 runs scored pace from a 19th round pick no name middle infidel.) I wish all of my mistakes worked out so bad!

    • fitz says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: Nobody has a crystal ball. Grey has made some pretty good predictions and is kind enough to give advice to anyone but obviously you can’t be right 100% of the time and you are free to make your own decisions. Should have used your own crystal ball and drafted Segura.

    • Fish says:
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      @A-Ram Baller:

      OR you could use your own brain and make decisions based on what you think or – better yet – your own research. Regardless, you’re not going to win them all.

    • J-ON says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: He didn’t say drop he said sell….which should be taken as his best days are behind him. I sense some mustache jealousy here…….

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: Dude if you play fantasy baseball, from draft to the end of the season based on any one website’s advice verbatim….you probably blame your life’s failures on your guidance counselor.

  6. AP says:
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    I know you mentioned it this morning, but totally OK to drop Samardzija too at this point, right? I don’t appreciate what he did to my ratios last night, and I just really think it’d make me feel better to drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In most leagues, yeah you can drop him…

      • AP says:
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        @Grey: Boom! He Gone! And it feels so good!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go

  7. Matt P says:
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    Grey ! 16 team dynasty league, h2h points… trade Fowler for Wacha and Robert Stephenson (CIN) ?? I can plug Ruf or Smoak into my util spot, or even Grossman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it

    • Wheeler in the sky says:
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      @Matt P:
      If you’re rebuilding that’s a solid trade. Wacha is decent and Stephenson is going to be nasty.

  8. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    How close is panda to Das Boot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty freakin close

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I have Mostsuckass now too, if I had a better 3B option, I would drop his gimpy footed fat ass

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  9. RedPanda says:
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    Could you please rank these three pitchers for the rest of the year?

    Moore
    Cingrani
    Cole
    Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Salazar

  10. anthony says:
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    @grey you screwed with a roster move cmart sent back down and i dropped pettitte for him !! any the hoo cole mcallister latos or anibel san medlen h2h pts which side ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You wanted Pettitte? I don’t think I know what that trade is…

      • anthony says:
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        @Grey: the trade – i offered latos mcallister cole for his sanchez and medlen – what side would you take ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anibal

          • anthony says:
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            @Grey: how about my latos for anibel alex wood ? right side ??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, Anibal… Pretty even though

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: Right. . Who Wants Pet-It.. that’s just ewww

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  11. Brick says:
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    Shitty options, but would you Rather be trotting out ass-dribble or lowrie at ss right now? Or should i turn to waivers: dozier, aybar, Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on need, but would go Asdrubal there prolly

      • brick says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, think he’s the best available atm. Hopefully he turns it around. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. gareth says:
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    Get rid of:

    S.Castro
    Asdrubal
    Samadzija

    Pick 3 to add out of these guy: lawrie, villar, salazar, lincecum, street.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Villar, Street, Lincecum

    • fitz says:
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      @gareth: I’d definitely give Lawrie a shot.

  13. smegma says:
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    FYI – Rios heading to Texas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I owned him

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: would you rather have C.Gomez or Rios?

        • smegma says:
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          @smegma: in other words do you now have it Gomez>Rios>Cuddy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rios

  14. reilljt0 says:
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    Need to grab an arm. Which one? Gray, Nova, Haren, Kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir for his next game, would look at the Stream-o_nator though

  15. rvde says:
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    Try out N Walker at 2B or try and stick with M Young there?

    Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh indeed… Walker

  16. Phil says:
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    De la Rosa is now the closer for LA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a committee as of right now

  17. Worm turner says:
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    Hiya Grey,

    Looking for a SP upgrade for the playoffs, H2H/ 10 tm/ pts/ keeper.

    My lineup so far:
    Yu
    Stras
    Lee
    Peavy
    Teheran
    Corbin

    Thinking of sending Teheran and Profar for M Harvey.
    Is this a fair trade in your opinion? Also do you think they will pitch Harvey to the end of the season?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Harvey will be shut down, they’ve already said that…

    • @Worm turner: Nothing wrong with Julio, and how is Harvey an upgrade playing for the Mets, and he will be shut down. I like Julio and the Braves here on out..

  18. Steve says:
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    I trade A.Wood for J.Chacin in a H2H redraft. Good trade???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine…

  19. longbeachyo says:
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    Ohhh , burn…
    You know Grey, I usually skim the names to see if there’s anyone interesting, but today was super uninspiring. I’m guessing you do the same with our comments. I guess I’ll just thank you for your pre-draft rankings and be on my way. THANKS! A. Jones, Choo, Goldy, Longo and Machado have been money for me. I’ll forgive you for ranking Harvey so low. I’m excited for Boegarts and K-zar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, no problem…

  20. gareth says:
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    Who’s more droppable? Asdrubal or starlin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both kinda…Castro if you don’t need steals, Asdrubal if you don’t need a little bit of power and RBIs…

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: they are both providing none of the above.

        • longbeachyo says:
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          @gareth: Castro steals bases???

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            True, the possibility is there though, somewhere…

  21. Scott says:
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    Who’s safer Zeigler or Frieri?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zeigler

  22. Deuces Wild says:
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    Thoughts on Avisail García?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice pick up, I’d grab him… Good power and speed…

  23. Juice_0321 says:
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    You think Sonny stays up ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should, no guarantees…

  24. Tio says:
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    Gray over AJ Griffin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take that chance, yeah

  25. Wake Up says:
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    So true on Ed Hardy! At least the Affliction shirts come with a written warning on the front…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: do they even make Ed hardy anymore?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I really have no idea

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: damn, I was hoping someone would fall for the old Ed hardy trap

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Someone will!

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Wake Up: WAKE UP!!!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: take it easy…take it easy…remember for immediate relaxation, rub the mipples in a counter-clockwise motion…repeating the mantra…wait, are you breathing? remember to breathe…now repeat the mantra…matt adams…matt adams…matt adams…matadams…matadams…fatatoms…fatatoms…fatatoms…sleep!

  26. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Most searched site for “Mostsuckass,” eh? Something appears to be wrong with my Browser because I keep seeing kinkybuttloving.com popping up in my results first when I type that in. Let me check again…yep.. Better check again…yep. I better check out this site to see if maybe it links to Razzball JUST to be sure…nope? Oh well, while I’m here………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, see I have parental controls on mine…

  27. gareth says:
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    Dropped shark for street. Thanks grey.

    Now its either castro or asdrubal for villar

    And

    Hill and one of the remaining ss for lawrie and / or lincecum.

    I’m cleaning house.

    Need sagnof help (steal AND saves), help with pitching ratios (whip especially – thanks yoga shark!).

    I’m doing well in 4 offense categories. Steals is a concern. I’m 4th. If I got like 15 – 20 steals in the next week or so is be 7th in that category and be first overall.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Villar…Lawrie/Lincecum

  28. Russ says:
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    Acquired DeShields Jr in a trade yesterday. Today I’m being offered Moreland, Quentin and Robbie Ross for DeShields, Cosart and Nolasco, pull the trigger? 16 team dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  29. Juice_0321 says:
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    Rienzo a solid add ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a ROS guy at this point

      • Juice_0321 says:
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        @Grey: Really? Why do you say that? Does someone else have a chance at securing his spot in the rotation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, because we haven’t seen enough of him… He could have one blow up in his next start and be droppable…

          • Juice_0321 says:
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            @Grey: Any other under the radar SP guys you are eying?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Besides the seven or so I’ve given in the last two days? I’m not sure…

              • Juice_0321 says:
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                @Grey: Sorry I must’ve missed the list. Can you link me or tell me the guys you are targeting?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They’re in the last four roundups and this post…

          • Swat290 says:
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            @Grey:
            Also SON doesn’t like his next start @home against MIN. -$1.3
            I dropped him for Wood….. ha

  30. Fish says:
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    As a Chicago Bears fan, I cannot associate with anyone with the last name of “Grossman.” It’s in our fan constitution.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t follow

      • Scott says:
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        Rex Grossman, former Bears QB who Bears fans loathe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, don’t follow football

          • Fish says:
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            @Grey:

            You’re not missing much. Watching Bears football can be as captivating as watching a Astros vs. Marlins game in the nosebleed section.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

            • Swat290 says:
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              @Fish:
              It’s also not a far stretch from being a Cubs fan…. or a Sox fan this season… /wrist

              • Fish says:
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                @Swat290:

                Being a hometown Chicago sports fan is awesome… Thank Mike Ditka (he’s our local deity of choice) for the Blackhawks.

      • The Strolg says:
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        You should have a lot harder time with a guy named Avellini

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t follow

          • Sanfran says:
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            @Grey:

            Think Gary Scott..,,

  31. FMFBL says:
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    thanks and happy friesday!
    keep Dom Brown in the 22nd or E5 in the 4th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Edwin…

  32. BenDover says:
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    I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the Ed Hardy thingy… I think I need to go to the nueroenhancer store… Alas, I just dropped regression superstar A. Rendon for your little brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  33. Wilsonian says:
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    I know this is most likely a big fat “NO” but what do you think about this deal:

    Fielder/Tulo for Felix/Kemp

    I could use some pitching, and have Davis to fill in for Fielder (and Werth, BJ, or Leonys to take Davis’ OF slot) and Hanley to play for Tulo. But Kemp has been terrible and is still hurt. It is a keeper league, and I can’t keep Fielder and Kemp would most likely take the place of Tulo in my keepers.

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid for next year, not great for this year…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I’ll list the whole roster for you just to take a look. It’s so damn tempting. If Kemp and Hanley were both 100% right now it’s a no brainer.

        C McCann
        1B Fielder
        2B Utley
        3B Longo
        SS Tulo
        OF Jones
        OF Davis
        OF Marte
        UTIL Werth
        UTIL BJ
        BN Hanley
        BN Crawford
        BN Leonys
        DL Jennings

        SP Max, Gio, Minor, Bailey, Shields, Lackey
        RP Mujica, Benoit, Melancon, Cishek, Rosenthal
        DL Moore

        If I offered Hanley instead of Tulo, would that make sense for my team?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You look like you have the hitting depth to cover for it, but really not sure why you need Felix… You could get by with a guy like Salazar for 6 weeks…

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: Salazar is long gone. Damn bastards read Razzball and got to him during his start the other night. Best available is probably Kazmir or Haren. Unless I wanted someone like Gray or Wacha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But you could trade for Salazar a lot cheaper… Or go with a streamer… Kazmir or Haren are fine for today… If those guys are available, you don’t need Felix… You can stream for 6 weeks…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: alright, I appreciate the advice. I may make a small offer for Salazar and see what I can come up with.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cool

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: some damn bastard probably didn’t read razzball, but has been stashing Salazar for over a month in my 16 teamer.

  34. Rixo13 says:
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    Benoit, holland or farquhar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  35. LA Sound Guy says:
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    A bit of trivia. On New Year’s Eve of 1972, a young pitcher named Tom Walker helped pack the plane full of humanitarian aid for Nicaragua that ultimately took Roberto Clemente’s life. Tom had wanted to join Clemente on the trip, but Clemente refused to let him board the plane, thus saving Tom Walker’s life. Thirteen years later, Tom and his wife had a baby named Neil, who today, is your Buy/Sell column.

    So…thank you, Clemente?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, really?

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: ESPN gamed me up on this unfortch… It is true.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tis true, boo?

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            @Grey: tis true, foo, stop sniffing glue…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, just Googled that, that’s crazy… So weird that he’s on the Pirates too…Eerie…

      • LA Sound Guy says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’ve wondered about Neil’s headspace on that one. Does he ever pause to reflect on the Clemente statue at PNC? And if I were him, I’d do everything I could to win the Clemente Award. He’ll probably never be talented enough on the field, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally incredible story… Kinda surprised that’s not more widely reported, but maybe I just missed it…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: what a great story, but they should of named him Roberto Walker……I am changing his name in imaginary world

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s the least they could’ve done right?

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: exactly

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: or Clemente Walker?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, exactly…

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @LA Sound Guy:

          plus ,
          he has a direct look at that right field wall , every time he comes
          up to the plate .

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @LA Sound Guy: that’s still a pretty impressive story. Baseball could use some Clementes in it today.

      • LA Sound Guy says:
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        @Wilsonian: No doubt.

  36. herschel says:
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    @Grey: talk that wacha stays on the cards after saturdays start and they may move to a 6 man rotation. if so, do you like him more than erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, over Erasmo

  37. Richie says:
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    In a 12 team 5×5 H2H, would dropping Edwin Jackson for Sonny Gray be a good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  38. Pete says:
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    Playoffs already start next week in my deep 16-team league, and I might be facing the favorite to win it all. I’m wondering if you’d give the nod to a 2-start Hector Santiago and/or Danny Salazar over any of Iwakuma (@TB), Alex Wood (WAS) or Zimmermann (SF). J-Z has of course been a must-start for me all year, but he’s been trying to ruin my playoff chances the past couple of weeks.

    Or put another way, how might you rank the above pitchers for next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar over Zimmermann

  39. HandOfGaudin says:
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    My sources are telling me that Wacha Wacha+ is staying up after his start? Cha ching!

    P.s. i have no sources, i just read Rotoworld.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  40. AP says:
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    Wasn’t Sonny Gray in Donnie Brasco? Was that Michael Madsen’s character? (If that joke has been made already, my apologies).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  41. Alky Sobrera says:
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    A-vi-sailing with Garcia now or staying moored to the dock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Garcia

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks cap’n!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. nathan says:
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    would you drop any of these guys to pick up wacha or just hold? hellickson, archer, gerrit or wheeler
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with Cole, Wheeler or Hellickson… Depends on their next matchups…

      • nathan says:
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        @Grey: what do you mean, ” you wouldn’t mess with them” ? do you mean that you wouldn’t change/drop them or wouldn’t play them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Things are too close in my leagues to play any of them outside of matchups that are favorable, so I wouldn’t own them for the long haul…

  43. bossmanjunior says:
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    Its my birthday, do I get a free mustache ride?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Certainly!

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: another august 9th!? You ppl are everywhere!

  44. jro says:
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    upside arm add? Have wood going on Sat but should i be picking up maybe using for next few or more starts in a 10 team.

    Wacha- just read they will be going with a 6 man rotation (sounds disgusting)
    Martinez? out of the rotation??
    Sonny Gray- he stick? Tough schedule for OAK
    Kelly- i was gonna stream him sunday if needed he up against CHC
    Cosart- ehhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… I’d play it by ear after Wood’s start…See how Gray does…

      • jro says:
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        @Grey: SO gray over wacha or you think I may just hold onto to Wood

        I may have another opening to pick up another arm for sat so what one you think best longer term, gray?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gray… Yeah, let’s see Wood… Well, you know what I mean

        • jro says:
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          @jro: nevermind i see your post right after

  45. EK says:
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    Rank Gray, Wacha, Wood for ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Wacha

  46. Slam says:
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    Rendon or Villar at Mi? League counts slugging and obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  47. Grey's Mom says:
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    Girlfriend and I broke up after almost 4 years. Advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Find randoms for the next six months and sleep with them, don’t settle down again in that time, then you can start looking again for serious… Oh, and your ex’s loss…

  48. Poo says:
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    Drop oswaldo arcia Fer dat new new avisail Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oswaldo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I mean, yeah, drop him

  49. Mike

    Mike says:
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    I keep clicking on the Christian singles ads, so you’ve got to be up to at least 5 cents by now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Mike! Also, good luck with your new Christian single lady!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        @Grey: anytime…hardest part is convincing her that facial hair isn’t a mark of the devil. Schmidty shaves for no woman!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No man should!

  50. EK says:
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    Drop Farq for Gray right now?
    10 team H2H pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  51. Heatcheck3 says:
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    I did some research and saw Cody Ross’s middle name is Joseph. So does that mean he’s due for another home run tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: he has three first names. You said he has as many HRs in the past week as he does first names. So he should be due for another bomb ASAP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, ha! Missed my own set up…

  52. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Wacha or Gray?

    So you’re going to the Santa Barbara region for the weekend. very nice, not sure if your a big fan of Carnitas, but they had a place on DDD that looked like the spot on best version of it ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray… Going with my pops, so we’re be doing fancy rather divey…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: Papa Albright is a fancy guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Extra fancy…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: like he wears a monocole and ascott wherever he goes?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              More like docksiders and Izod…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: he’s an 80’s yuppie? Does he drive a Volvo and wear a sweater over his shoulder? And I think you mean topsiders

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Topsiders and docksiders are synonymous no? I really have no idea… He’s an 80’s yuppie which is now Kanye retro chic!

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: ha ha you can’t tell me nothing

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s Pops…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: does he hate on Taylor Swift too

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He just doesn’t think she deserved video of the year

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: HA HA HA HA HA HA

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Any Bass Weejuns? I’m not hatin’ btw, I have two pairs…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Had to Google what they were but, yeah, that’s in the ballpark…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Google? Come on, Grey, they’re an icon!

                    And he golfs and likes NZ wine? We might have the same Dad.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Probably…Bro!

  53. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Been riding EYJr. for SAGNOF and R the last few weeks in an OBP league. Time to drop for Grossman or Venable? Hitter-Tron gives EY the most SB for the next week, but likes Venable the most overall, and has no love for Grossman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  54. EK says:
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    Would you touch Chen vs MIA next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Fish says:
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      @EK:

      I would touch anyone to get a matchup pitcher against MIA. (Please don’t go reporting this to DCFS)

  55. JJ says:
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    I am debating dropping Wheeler in a 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we only keep 10). If it were a dynasty league i would keep him without hesitation. But since we only keep 10 and I already have Harvey, Fernandez and Cole who all will be facing inning limits, I feel like I should drop him.

    I was all set to grab Salazar but he was just taken.
    The only arms i see worth grabbing are
    R.PORCELLO
    M.ESTRADA
    W.PERALTA
    B.CHEN
    J.CHACIN
    A.CASHNER
    E.JACKSON
    M.WACHA
    Which of these guys would you grab for Wheeler?
    Or would you recommend hanging on to him
    Thanks

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:
      GRAY is available as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

  56. Brett says:
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    Wood or Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  57. Brett says:
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    Can you Rank Cobb minor and hamels rest of the way. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Hamels

  58. G says:
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    Just picked up schierhotlz but wondering if Ruf is a better option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  59. Charles says:
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    Sonny Gray official for Saturday. Wins and K/9 are the only categories in play this week. Do you think he can get a good K/9 v Toronto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be able to…

  60. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Who’s your pick to click? Anyone can answer, it’s fun!
    Granderson vs Porcello
    Craig vs. Rusin something or other…
    Ellsbury @ Santana
    Adam Jones @ Volgesong

  61. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Wood or Wacha for a stream start tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  62. costaricanchata says:
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    grey touting gray .
    this should really send t moore for a loop .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The world is folding in on itself!

  63. JC says:
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    Currently 2nd place in a 14 team H2H league and I already have a deep pitching staff. Should I still drop Frieri for Sonny G?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, apples and oranges…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        sangria ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sangria tasting would be awesome…

      • JC says:
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        @Grey: Well, I’m talking cantaloupe here. H2H league, Frieri helps to win me a category, while my SP staff is strong enough without Gray – – Harvey, Hamels, Zimmermann, Lynn, Masterson, Holland, Wacha.

        But I get what you’re putting out there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Frieri then, definitely

          • JC says:
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            @Grey: Just because I like long, drawn out conversations where I give you the important details in pieces, what if I also told you I had Romo, Melancon (Grilli on DL) and Jannsen, therefore making Frieri (who’s probably one more blow-up away from being relegated to middle relief) somewhat expendable?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, gotcha… Lose Frieri

  64. flanwagon says:
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    Dropping Uggla… Gorko or Beckham available.. also Raburn and Kelly Johnson. or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh… I’d hold for one more day there..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call, way off base there…

  65. The Thumb says:
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    Goddamn it Blue Jays. Rajai never plays, but even when he doesn’t start you can’t bench him because he could steal 4 bases off the bench. And yes I am that SAGNOF desperate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  66. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    The Sciosciapath strikes again, his hottest hitter, Calhoun, is shown the bench again, Arte needs to clean management house

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: this has got to piss Sky off, “no commenters, it’s not Sky’s fault the Sciosciapath won’t play him, get your hand away from the drop button”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he really should play, no excuse

          • Grey's Goatee says:
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            @Grey:

            Our boy Sky forgot to consider that he’s being platooned and sitting against lefties.

            I’m tempted to drop him for Avisail.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go for it…

  67. Aero says:
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    Morneau with the grand slam.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Early Xmas miracle!

  68. letsgobravos says:
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    King Rajai sitting again today…ugh. Is Queen Leonys the premier SAGNFOFFER now due to every day AB’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go to the Queen

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      @letsgobravos: Yeah, this is infuriating.

      Put Rajai on the field damn it, I have fantasy championships to win!

  69. Matt says:
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    Tired of Shields, trade him for Samardzija? QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  70. Alex says:
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    This guy offered me Liriano and Altuve in keeper league. Enough? only keep 5 so wouldnt keep either of those latinos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Offered them for what?

      • MB says:
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        @Grey: Ha, sorry, Brauny

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take them

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Alex:

      keep braun .
      unless you have 5 who are better , for next year .

  71. MB says:
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    This post is epic. Made me laugh out loud more than 6 times. Most this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  72. MasterofGrond says:
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    Man, I knew early on this season I wasn’t going to own Scherzer next year, but now I’m not going to own JoFer either, I bet.

    At least you’ll always be there for me MadBum…

    Right? RIGHT?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup prolly…

  73. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Is Morneau anything but a drain on fantasy baseball? He’s been terrible for years, then decides to be awesome today and hit a HR to negate Perkins’ save opp.

    Of course, the Twins put in Perkins anyway and he gets slapped around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s an evil person…

  74. JRO says:
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    Spread my ss search, in 10tm h2h

    Drew villar miller franklin hardy escobar aybar

    Looking for best really but teaow needs speed. I could just as well punt that however and just keep pounding the other cat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  75. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Drop Marlon Byrd for Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  76. Ceasar says:
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    Braun for Mo, Gio, Howie Kendrick in a keeper league? It’d be a play for this year’s title.

    Could swap Prado for Kendrick depending on Howie’s knee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it with Prado

  77. matt says:
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    faab pickup Friday night to start next week…Tyson Ross or Sonny Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know Ross matchup… Gray if he stays in the rotation which he should

  78. costaricanchata says:
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    @ February Grey :

    make you a deal …
    if you let hosmer quietly slip through the cracks ,
    i’ll let you have brantley all to yourself and never
    encroach on your side of the teeter-totter .

    take your time to think about this .
    let it fester a bit .
    may even let you swap out hosmer for moustakas .
    (i’m vested , yo )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will consider

  79. Nick says:
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    Should I add gray and drop Wheeler or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  80. Jail says:
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    Nick Franklin at 2B currently.

    Any room for improvement from this lot:

    Uggla
    Kelly Jo
    Walker
    Beckham
    Gyorko
    Ellis
    Rendon
    Profar
    Dozier

    Man, 2B sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s pretty bad, I’d go Dozier for a day or two or Walker depending if I needed runs or RBIs…

  81. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    If Sonny shuts down the Jays will Mondays article be called Grey on Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It won’t be the last time we get Grey on Gray

  82. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Drop Leake for Wood? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: HeHe. Leake. Wood. You see what he did there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  83. Gareth says:
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    I made a rather vague Bros’ Before Ho’s joke that you appeared to have skipped. Apologies for being so Oblique!

    Castro Dropped. Lawrie Grabbed btw.

    What did it was looking at the season stats for all shortstops on one page. He was at the bottom of page one, with the least production and the Most at bats. Really brought home the awfulness of his season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya on Castro… Must’ve missed hoes/bros… I’m in the car so it gets spotty at times…

  84. griff says:
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    In a dynasty roto, do you like gray better long term than Nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, maybe, but not right now…

  85. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Thanks for all the advice this year Grey, you really are the shit when it comes to baseball knowledge. I’m killing my league this year thanks to you. ~tips hat~

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem…

  86. SteveNZ says:
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    Got robbed of save opps with Jansen and Holland yesterday, and now this with Perkins today. FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need Holland, btw, prayer square, please

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sure. Jansen and Janssen for me too. Doubt Perkins gets the call in the nightcap, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Unlikely on Perkins, but guess it’s possible… I have Ziegler, Hawkins, Brothers and Melancon… SAGNOF to the extreme!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: We should probably hold hands on Price too. I have him on my RCL team too.

            Starting Capuano too in the RCL. Hope Rays win 1-0.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I really need some Ks and a win, hold my hand…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Don’t worry if my hand is a bit greasy – I’m cleaning the deep fryer.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You made fries?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hells yeah. The only way to do it. Though this was a few weeks ago – the fryer has been sitting on the kitchen bench ever since.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Nasty… You should make donuts… You have those in NZ?

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Yeah, we do. Might have to give that a shot…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mother makes them, pretty pretty good…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Castro! Salvador Perez who?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: He’s a Castro even a Weejun-wearing guy like me can get behind.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll take you and Pops’ word for it!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Perkins!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Holland!

          • matt says:
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            @Grey: Sounds like my comittee too! Funny

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Holland!

  87. madden_curser says:
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    10 team standard, I seen you like Salazar over Zimmermann and Gray over Wacha. I have Zimmermann, CJ Wilson, & Samardzija They Fall. Free agants are Danny Salazar, Sonny Gray, Wacha, Erasmo Ramirez, Ian Kennedy, Brandon Beachy, Ivan Nova all available. I know Zimm is in a funk, but find it hard to cut him. Samardzija seems to be my worst. Got any advise for a 15-2 team that wants to stay on top! Cut Zimmermann, CJ Wilson, or Samardzija for what I’m thinking looks best is Salazar and maybe this Sonny Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar over Wilson

  88. Fish says:
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    Awesome stat of this week:

    “Kenley Jansen reached 27 straight batters retired before giving up a single Thursday against the Cardinals.”

    27 straight outs = perfect game

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish:

      In related news, Brandon League threw a pitch that counted as a strike.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow… And to think Mattingly had League closing games…

  89. SteveNZ says:
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    Lowrie! Now we’re talking.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Might get another shot with a bunch of guys on…

  90. Jim says:
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    Your column better than some comedians’ material…..thanks for the humor wrapped around the analysis!
    Added Grossman in two leagues, though wish his splits were more even. Still holding Headley, but now rethinking. Moustakas a tease….might just stick with C. Johnson….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  91. nyjacobs says:
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    grey – someone offered me mclouth + belt for my puig. hold or pass? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @nyjacobs:

      That is a terrible offer. You should feel insulted.

  92. SteveNZ says:
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    Damn. Came THIS close to grabbing Rendon in the RCL. Went with Beckham instead…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Worst of it was that I dropped Yuniesky to pick up Beckham…

  93. de nachos says:
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    Kazmir getting Ham-boned

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  94. The Wickler says:
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    Bogaerts is currently my last roster spot…worth holding onto him or should I swap him for Villar or Flores? Currently rolling out Mous at 3rd and Castro at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar if you need steals…

      • The Wickler says:
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        @Grey: Its a Points league so I am debating if he is an upgrade over castro. He has been a drain most of the year but the flexibility of bogaerts is tempting when he gets 3b/ss eligibility. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, in a points league, I’d just hold…

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @The Wickler:

          keeper league ?
          with less than 50 games remaining in the 2013 season ,
          it’s highly doubtful that bogaerts would qualify at 2 positions .

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @costaricanchata:

            well , maybe .
            i see that yahoo has him listed as a ss ,
            but in pawtucket , he’s been a 3rd baseman .

  95. herschel says:
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    @Grey: two shmotatoes you like best for rbi, sb and avg. ross, venable, saunders, chris johnson and arenado. gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson, Venable

  96. Grey's Goatee says:
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    There’s our guy Jason Castro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time I got something from the catcher slot all year

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        Upper tank shot off of Garza. Pretty impressive.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  97. letsgobravos says:
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    Don’t look now, but Beachy is starting to look pretty good. Obviously its the marlins, but he looks very sharp and K’d Stanton on 3 pitches looking.

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @letsgobravos: meanwhile, Sal Perez slurps chicken noodle soup out of his spoon.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @letsgobravos: whoops that was for above…

      For you: meanwhile, kris medlen adjusts his bill..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s the Marlins…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Right, but wasn’t the big concern with him coming back his control? No walks and he’s only needed 55 pitches to get through 5 innings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and the Marlins aren’t terrible with Ks like some other bad offenses… Marlins are actually about mediocre rather than bad…

  98. Nightpandas says:
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    Any of these guys worth burning my last move for?

    Gray
    A Bradley
    Springer
    Singleton

    I am out of it and looking for help in a partial keeper

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: Villar also out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your move

  99. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Theres assdribbles jinx.. next up, headley!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  100. letsgobravos says:
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    Peavy and Garza both give up homers early to shit offenses. Really need these guys to turn in QSs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just like some wins… But I hear ya…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Jesus Peavy…58 pitches through 2 innings. 2 runs, 4 hits and a walk. Odds of a W or QS at this point are low.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, ugh

  101. Long Bawls says:
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    That strange whirring sound is Stephen Hawking short circuiting while he tries to figure out the math on Pittsburgh getting 4 hits in one inning without scoring a run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  102. SteveNZ says:
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    I think the switch to Hornung is starting to work. H2H team so far today…

    9/17 6R 4HR 9RBI 0.529AVG .579OBP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only you would’ve switched in April…

  103. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy shit, Reddick. What do we do about this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, A’s are really piling it on….

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Pick him up? I’d have done it already but Oaktown Steve has been saying he looks really terrible.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: we were just talking about how terrible this dude was all year, and now (it must be… you guessed it, frank stallone) is that the first dude all year with 3 homer game?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      was wondering if you gave up on him ,
      leaving you redface .

  104. goodfold2 says:
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    outta damn pickups save chasing aardvark/fields/hawkins
    gotta hope sonny gray’s start either.
    1. doesn’t get noticed by leaguemates till i can get him early morning hours sun night/mon morning, or (here come the apples)
    2. he has not great start. It’s @TOR so nobody would find that weird anyway if he didn’t have good start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  105. letsgobravos says:
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    Parker gives up 3 runs early and still manages to get the QS. One thing I’ve always wondered about the QS stat though…Parker has the QS for 3 runs in 6 innings, but lets say he comes back out for the 7th and gives up 10 runs. That would still be a QS, correct? Seems odd.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @letsgobravos: No. Can’t give up more than 3 ER in any start, regardless of length. The 6 IP minimum is an additional requirement.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop: On yahoo, if you go through 6 with 3 runs, it scores the QS. Could be wrong, but I think I’ve seen a guy give up another run in the 7th or 8th and the QS wasn’t taken away.

        • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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          @letsgobravos: That was either a scoring error or the run was unearned.

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Shoop Da Whoop: Hmm…I wonder why Yahoo scores it a QS as soon as the pitcher is through 6 innings? Have you seen a QS be taken off the stat line on yahoo? Seems like it would make more sense to just wait until after the pitcher is out of the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The whole QS thing is bunk…

  106. DrEasy says:
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    Grey (and SON) saved my life by telling me to sit Liriano!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  107. letsgobravos says:
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    Fucking shit. Garza getting lit up by the LAASTROS. Peavy gives up another homer to the Royals. FUCKITY FUCK FUCK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  108. letsgobravos says:
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    Wow, Reddick 0/14 in the last 7 days and has 3 homers through 6 innings today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  109. SteveNZ says:
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    Venable!!! The Tron strikes again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I should’ve followed the Venable one…

  110. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    at least i benched liriano, but peavy and porcello (this dude in 2 leagues) not doing me any favors.
    also, hey perkins stop sucking ass (last 8.33 innings whip 1.8, era 5.4)

  111. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    what is wrong with TOR manager. TRON finally loves Rajai after hating him all week so i leave him in (and don’t get back to computer between 5 and 7:30 central time, and he’s benched, again?

  112. letsgobravos says:
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    Bench Phillips for the first time all year and of course he has a big game…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @letsgobravos: who did you bench him for, at least? it could’ve made sense at the time.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Prado. He’s been on fire and Phillips hasn’t done much in the past week and he had a bad matchup according to yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  113. letsgobravos says:
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    Garza gives up another homer. What a fucking joke.

  114. goodfold2 says:
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    at least ervin santana’s making sense today. My damn opp (even with ervin santana) is still getting lucky. i’m winning avg 404 to 287 (hits 42 to 31, homers 6-4) but am losing rbi’s by 1 and only winning runs by 3.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: one could say liriano might get lucky and get all of his regression out at the same time. that’s what annie cruz said when she splashed the wall 8 feet away.

  115. SteveNZ says:
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    Opponent starting Liriano and Garza.

    Quelle domage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karma payback, bro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, dad said hello…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: What shoes was he wearing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Au Shizz and the win!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was actually wearing flip flops to this nice place… Pops Albright don’t care!

  116. MB says:
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    Hello, Okay to drop Shields for Haren in one-year league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Sonavabenching from Cuddyer and Arenado in the RCL…

  118. goodfold2 says:
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    pretty disgusting that nova and porcello had the same number of baserunners after 6, with same number of K’s, but score is 0-3 bad guys. I guess i’ll have to accept the rivera save anyway though. I’m humble like that.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: i’m already so dead in era/whip that i’m actually happy that rivera (not for the long term obv) blew another one, i can stay tied for losses still, even after getting screwed from ervin not getting his. I was already winning saves. Rivera really is getting hit hard last 2 saves opps though.

  119. ferris says:
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    who do you like the best for September (fantasy playoffs) with ops as 6th cat

    aramis
    ike davis
    moreland
    belt
    av. Garcia
    konerko
    reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, not really for Sept, and it depends on needs, but Reddick right this second because he might be seeing the ball well

  120. letsgobravos says:
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    Mad Max just got tossed for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout…ump is being a bit on the sensitive side.

  121. Matt P says:
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    ROS: Smoak or Ruf?? Points league. Grossman out there too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruf

  122. letsgobravos says:
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    Peavy looked like he might limp to the QS with a 3 run lead. Promptly gives up 2 hits in the 6th. Leaving him in the game with over 100 pitches. This won’t end well…

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Hooray, 3 straight hits and there goes the QS. Get his ass out of the game before he’s no longer in line for the W. 0 Ks on the night for Peavy…just brilliant pitching.

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos: And there goes Peavy’s W. With 2 on and no out, they go to some no name young middle reliever. Why wouldn’t you bring in one of your best guys to try and get out of that jam? Peavy 6 earned, 0 ks. Fucking awesome.

        • Herschel says:
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          @letsgobravos: why even send him out there for the 6th?? He barely made it out of the 5th at 100 pitches.

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Herschel: Because they wanted to fuck my fantasy team?!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @letsgobravos: what’s even worse for my peavy losing his win was ervin my opponent’s santana not getting loss. Now i’ll be losing losses to some bum team who didn’t start price or parker, but did start santana. same opponent has picked up 72 pts of WEEKLY avg in last 1.5 hours or so, with me dropping 40 pts (0 for last 12) while opp goes 8-13. Oh my god get mostsuckass out.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: this is peavy’s first really bad start that wasn’t related to that earlier injury he stupidly played through for 2 starts.

  123. Mitch says:
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    dane de la rosa w/ the save. good call with the “buy” rating on him. in the last week I’ve picked up farquar, perkins and de la rosa. it’s like having a crystal ball…

    • Mitch says:
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      @Mitch: not perkins… hawkins. same shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  124. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Did you see Dane De La Rosa pitch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was out to dinner with pops…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: nice, any curb moments?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not really… Only complaint…My dad likes to turn in around 8:30 PM and then we’re left with nothing to do the rest of the night… This was more pronounced when I was younger, by myself and on a trip with him to Hawaii… This really sounds like first world problems…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: It’s was a hard knock life for gray, have you ever had a callus?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              On my ass!

  125. costaricanchata says:
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    not a bad 0 for 2 from trout , today .

  126. letsgobravos says:
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    C’mon Yankees, do not score 2 runs and take Mo out of line for the save.

    In other news, my yahoo game tracker is like 5 minutes ahead of the MLB network broadcast of the yankees tigers game. Odd.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: And Mo gives up a 2 run jack to Miggy so I guess I can just fuck off. Nothing going my way tonight in the pitching cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sometimes you have to make sure you’re up to date on MLB network…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: The feed caught back up a few minutes later. It was odd bc its always a few secs slow but never by a couple of mins.

  127. Brian says:
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    Your de la Rosa-Ernesto comments were poetic hilarity!

    How many “Smoak or Wallace” questions have been posted since 2009-2010?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  128. Matty says:
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    Finally Howie put on DL!

    Only 5 moves left on season. Who to replace ROS? Drew, Escobar or Neil walker?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  129. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    If Sonny Grey screws up should we expect Sunny Black or Sunny Red to pay him a visit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: “Mr. Gray, the last outing was OK but you really need to respect the Sunny name and pitch real good…Capish?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  130. letsgobravos says:
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    A run from the Rangers would put Garza in line for the W and Nathan a save opp. No fucking way that happens.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Fantasy gods giving me a break as the LAASTROS walk in a run to give the Rangers the lead. Now, Nathan will give up a solo homer to every player LAASTRO in the 9th.

  131. DrEasy says:
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    Dump Ibanez for Venable?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @DrEasy: if you need speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, done!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  132. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, that putting in dom brown for homers/rbi’s and raj for steals instead of myers and 1 out of victorino/jackson sure went well. It is completely my fault i didn’t get raj out of course.

    anybody have worse pitching than these guys this week. Somehow all these bums together only have 1 loss total
    rivera/fields (only used on the first blown save)/perkins/smyly/porcello/peavy/cole/bailey/medina(just the bad outing). Here’s the thing, somebody come at me with a NON-streaming pitcher lineup, (other than fields) that’s this bad this week .all of those guys were guys I thought pretty integral to roster. still do with most. 16 teamer here.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: here comes another round of perkins, i can still get a loss here.

  133. letsgobravos says:
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    Have 5 closers on 1 team w/ RP heavy settings. Gregg, who’s ass is on my bench bc they’re facing the Cards, has 2 saves this week. Meanwhile, my other 4 closers have combined for 0 saves. Score!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  134. chunk says:
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    hawkins or dane??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hawkins

  135. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Dropping Yuni-Bet for Beckham really worked out well.

  136. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody notice that goldy is 3 true outcome hitter over last 57 at bats. 36 of those were walks (12) K’s(19) homers (5).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s so money!

  137. Nick says:
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    I googled Alfredo Jettuccine. Damn you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  138. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    with gyorko being terrible and maybe hurt, but both wallace and yelich playing lefties tomorrow (and sun) which plays at util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  139. Nick says:
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    I’m thinking about picking up Kris Medlen, he just became available in my league. Players I would drop for him: Cingrani, Cole, Hellickson. What say you?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Nick: maybe hellickson?

      • Nick says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I just did some researching and literally just dropped him. Good call haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson or Cole depending on their next matchup…

  140. letsgobravos says:
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    Au shizzzzzzzzzzzzzz….solo shot to give the dbacks the W. I’m drafting him in the first round next year if Trout and Miggy are off the board.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz!

  141. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Au Shizz!

    Slam and legs of the walk-off variety!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee:

      And he got Ziegler a vulture win! Hooray!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I know, made my night…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: All going my way today. I have Goldy and Ziegler in the RCL, and have Goldy in the old h2h.

          My opponent has Ziegler, so gets the win which I don’t care about! Holland and Perkins put me ahead in saves…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Me too… It’s gonna be a good final seven weeks (hopefully)…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, and Price doing work… Here’s to Greinke tomorrow…

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Yeah boi!

              And the Hunter vulture save just topped it off. Probably my best H2H day of the season.

              If Prince could really get going I think I have a shot at the Original Recipe title…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Stupid Rodney

  142. goodfold2 says:
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    AU SHIZZ! wow i needed that, opp had picked up 9 total bases today till that. He’s seriously becoming some sort of freakish monster of true outcomes. Now 37/58 at bats with those. Pitchers either say F’it and walk him, or decide to try to beat him and when they do that it isn’t being left up to the BABIP gods anymore, since he’s putting so many less balls in play. Either he’s getting beat (19 K’s out of 58 plate appearances), or he messes up that pitcher (6 homers in same sample). The doubles are disappearing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    may jim johnson (or was it june?) is BACK!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: last time he looked like this I was playing against him, what a nice time to be alive it was, we said.

  144. Jason Katnip says:
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    If Howard Kendrick goes to the DL would you advise adding Justin Morneau for him, and moving Martin Prado to MI, Chris Johnson to 3B and Morneau CI?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jason Katnip: yep, and they sure are taking their sweet ass time on this, eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

  145. Trailblazer says:
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    safe to drop EYJ for anyone at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Fungazi says:
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    This is a bit late but I just saw Yelich’s first homer and it reminded me of the first time I threw a beer and ran from the cops. I think I need to pick him back up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  147. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    missed out on gray. I really wish these teams didn’t out and out lie to media about what they know they’re doing many days before they announce it. If I had any clue about this back on mon-wed i’d have picked him up just on speculation, like I did with Carmart a month ago. It was quoted as recently as a few days ago that Milone was only sent down to keep the schedule up and was likely back tues (coming tues). It’s also entirely possible at least some of these teams really don’t know what they’re doing 3 days beforehand; not likely though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s frustrating

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: the difference between 5 and 7 pickups per week is huge. I wasted 2 on fields/aardsma. my other money h2h league has 7 per week which really allows for decent amounts of streaming/specs/injury replacements most of the time. But in 16 teamer (5 pickups per week) it’s very easy to jump at anything that may have value to make sure you beat the others to it. Guess i could keep Rienzo and drop Fields for a Garrett Richards type. Or see if Hawkins sticks and flip Perkins for some Edwin jacksonish type starter. That may be too low for perkins though.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: actually capuano’s next start vs NYM looks great.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I told you to ignore Fields

  148. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    the stream machine has :
    mccarthy vs wheeler @ 13.3
    and
    rienzo vs pelfrey @ -1.3

    your thoughts ?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @costaricanchata: I’d trust Rienzo ahead of McCarthy, and I’m a proponent of the SON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Big O, I don’t like either to be fair… They both could be fine, but there’s serious risk with both

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Grey:

          never seen rienzo pitch but added him upon
          seeing the kiwi’s response , and before seeing your’s .
          hmm ???

          if i can pick up 5 wins in my espn 12 team league ,
          i can pick up 4 points in the win category .
          (am currently in 1st by 0.5 points) .

          don’t know whether to reverse and go with mccarthy , add mccarthy
          and go with both , or just drop rienzo at this point .

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @costaricanchata:

            if you guys agreed , i could just go opposite .
            now i’m stuck .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Twins aren’t bad with taking a walk and Rienzo gives up walks…. It’s a lot closer than SON is making it seem because McCarthy has been so unreliable… I wouldn’t trust either, and am not starting them anywhere…

  149. AJ says:
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    Best stream for Tomarrow?
    A) Wei-Yen Chen @SF
    B) Wacha Vs Cubs
    C) Gray @ Jays
    D) Doubront @ KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  150. Cory says:
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    konerko, davis, ruf, or wallace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Konerko

  151. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Fraudney doing his best Frieri impersonation and ruining Price’s performance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit!

  152. costaricanchata says:
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    excellent job … fernando rodney

    so glad i stayed up to watch david price pitch .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, right…

  153. costaricanchata says:
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    minor rant :

    i thought st loo was suppose to be a big baseball town ,
    top of their game … and all that shizz .

    if they quit screwing around and just left john jay near the
    top of the batting order , his 19 for 56 over that past 2 weeks
    would certainly have accounted for more than 7 measly runs .

    get a freakin clue .

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @costaricanchata: and while we’re at it, Metheny? It’s Darwin Freaking Barney, not Cano. You don’t have to pitch around him with one out and first base open when your pitcher is already gassed. Let him get himself out. Lynn deserved better handling than that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  154. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    semi-freaking out about Gray being grabbed away from my out of pickup ass(even though I overearly stashed Carmart for same purpose when he came up over a month ago) i went and looked at ROS schedule of some guys I could either stream and/or short term (few starts own);
    1.Fausto Carmona Incognito
    8/15 vs SEA not bad here, but after this it goes @BAL,@KC,@OAK,@LAA,vsBOS,vsTEX,vsBAL,@NYY. Obviously the other starters would miss some of those series’, but if you own a weaker TB pitcher, like Archer or Hellickson, i’d find a replacement ready to get soon. Past 1 start CRAM

    2. Richards 8/17 vsHOU, but after this @SEA (not terrible),@TB,vsTB,vsTEX,@HOU,@OAK,vsOAK,@TEX. Pretty terrible here too.

    3. Alvarez
    vsSF,vsLAD,@WAS,@CUBS,vsWAS,@NYM,@PHI,vsPHI. pretty damn good right here.

    4.Capuano
    vsNYM,@MIA,vsBOS,vsSD,@CIN,vsARI,@ARI,@SD,vsCOL. other than the BOS and the 3 with CIN and ARI this is pretty good schedule too, with hottest offense in baseball to back up in case of shit storm like today.
    Obviously rainouts or rescheduling could change some of these, but it’s best what we have to go on now. Last week of playoffs Capuano’d get @SD and vs COL. Alvarez’d get only NYM and PHI. PHI by that point could easily shut down Utley if he’s even sort of creaky, or if dom’s even half dizzy.
    Next up, attempting to simply follow METS,MIN,WSOX,SD and find open SP’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: that’s trouble then as these are best options not already on my team, esp if they’re serious about bullpenning medlen. that kluber injury may really screw me for playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully not

  155. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ha Sunny D pun right?

    The great Dane (his new nickncame) seems the man in the big A right now. Grab him for Samardzijajaja?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sunny Delight, yeah…. Go for it

  156. Brett says:
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    Rizzo or Rosario for utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  157. Knighttown says:
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    Looking to upgrade on Miller at Mi (or Rendon) and also open a spot in the OF for Yelich or EY.

    Would you move Holliday/a-Jackson for Desmond/Gardner

    I’m way up in runs for this 13 team Yahoo daily league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  158. Jon says:
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    Looking for ratio help+Ks (and possibility of future saves this season) – McGee, Cook, Veras, Tazawa, Herrera, Walden, Gregerson

    Other possibility would be Wilhelmsen. I grabbed Farquhar and the Bartender owner dropped him. Grab him as a handcuff in case he’s back in Sept?

    Will need saves down the playoff stretch run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Wilhlemsen… Walden…

  159. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I give:
    Choo, Minor

    I get:
    Giancarlo, Hellickson

    I’m in 4th with the second most wins in the league. This is the first year it has been really close. I kind of feel like anyone can win it. What do you think of this trade? Don’t really want to give Minor up for an AL East pitcher that isn’t really having a great season to begin with. But that makes my keepers next year: Kershaw, Longoria, CarGo, and two of Braun and Giancarlo and Reyes. What do you think?

    10-team, H2H, 5×5

    c-Pierzynski
    1b-Cuddyer
    2b-Lowrie
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Reyes
    of-Werth, CarGo (DL), Choo
    util-Rasmus
    util-Alex Gordon
    sp-Kershaw, Harvey, Minor, Bailey, Cahill, Ryu, Jose Fernandez, Kazmir,
    rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland
    dl-Jennings, Moore
    n/a-Braun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re gonna lose Minor, then Harvey and Jose Fernandez to innings limits… I wouldn’t…

  160. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Start AJ Burnett in Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  161. DrEasy says:
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    Rodney’s implosion cost me:

    – Price’s win (and outright first place in wins: 0.5 pts there)
    – Rodney’s save
    – 1 pt in ERA
    – 1 pt in WHIP

    total: 2.5 points (and -2.5 for others)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I really needed Price’s win as well

  162. Jon says:
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    Ruf, Yan Gomes, Moss, Adams, Frazier, Wallace, Smoak or Chavez for some help at CI/DH?

    Bonus points if there’s even the slightest chance of one of these guys busting out and being a ROS guy/sleeper for 2014

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wallace, Adams

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: either of those guys over Alonso?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  163. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking for a little strategery advice in my H2H for the weekend. I’ve been streaming all week and have had a few blowups that have screwed my ratios. Here’s where we stand right now.

    W – my team 3, his team 0
    QS – my team 5, his team 3
    SV – my team 3, his team 1
    ERA – my team 5.09, his team 3.19
    WHIP – my team 1.28, his team 1.29
    Ks – my team 48, his team 29
    Ks/9 – my team 6.26, his team 8.42

    I have the following guys I can pitch this weekend: Doubront, McCarthy, Minor, Lackey, Shields, Norris. He has Anibal and Kershaw, although he doesn’t have Anibal in today. Who would you start? Any of them? I need to make up some ground. His team is hitting .404 for the week! I’m .344 but I have virtually no shot at the offensive categories unless he goes 0 for the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor and pray for the WHIP

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so just bench all of them but Minor? I’m getting killed in all offensive categories but runs. Don’t think I should hope by some act of God that all my pitchers go nuts and throw shutouts? Also, I’m 4 HRs down and 4 SBs down. Would you bench Fielder for Leonys tomorrow if the difference is still the same?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup and yup

  164. Longotulo says:
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    Nova or Beachy? Or ur boy Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups… Go Gray for right now…

      • Longotulo says:
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        @Grey: not trying to make this weird, but my wife thinks I’m cheating on her w you. I tell her that she’s being silly and that we are just Internet “friends”…that is all it is, right?

        • DrEasy says:
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          @Longotulo: Hands off my favorite mustache!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I suppose it’s all it is…

  165. Jason Katnip says:
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    This is a follow up to an earlier question. Tonight is a waiver night in my league, I need to get Morneau but if the news on Kendrick to DL isn’t out yet, do I drop:
    Kendrick
    Yelich
    Chris Johnson
    Eric Young
    Nate Mclouth
    Yonder Alonso

    I am leaning Yonder. what you say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder

  166. poop says:
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    Looking to make some moves in 12 team redraft league:

    1. Would you drop Aramis or Crisp for Reddick or Bogaerts ROS? Not sure Bogaerts gets called up so may wait on him. Both Aramis and Crisp are on my bench (DL spot for Aramis for what feels like forever).

    2. Would you drop Kluber for Sonny Gray? Is Kluber worth putting on DL spot or is he likely done for fantasy playoffs?

    3. Would you start Molina next week and dump Avila in weekly roster lock league? Looks like Molina will hopefully start next Thursday and I hate having 2 catchers on roster. Could pickup Gray or streamer for the week in Avila’s spot.

    • poop says:
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      @poop: Also – Freeman or Rios ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rios

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @poop: 2.depends on who else is DLable. Kluber might be back for playoffs. I DL’ed him in both 10 and 16 team leagues already, but i didn’t have to throw anybody good away either.
      3.doesn’t molina not come back to the 15th? next week starts on the 12th, so keep an active catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Aramis 2. Sure 3. Not yet on Molina

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: thanks gray and Aubrey – I have Grilli and aramis on DL wih Molina and kluber both eligible. I could drop aramis for reddick and DL kluber with Molina on bench for hopefully one last week before he gets activated, sound good or keep aramis over kluber? Machado is my 3b.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep Aramis over Kluber

  167. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    even on my bench i feel happy austin jackson’s finally doing really well lately. 2nd homer in a few days, a triple, 2 doubles yesterday (all on bench, might lose runs or rbi’s for that)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

  168. Bernie Brewer says:
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    15 team, 5×5 roto and I’m currently 20 IP over pace for the season…(1250 IP limit)

    Here’s my staff:
    Bumgarner, Hamels, Cingrani, Lester, Liriano, Beachy, HBailey
    Hawkins, D De La Rosa, Farquar (the ultimate SAGNOF bullpen!) DL – Grilli

    Both Gray and Salazar are FA. Do I have room for one/both of them?

    Thanks. Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar over Lester

  169. mrobs says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Howie Kendrick to DL….

    Should i replace w Brantley or Yelich?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: brantley or soriano

        • JRO says:
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          @JRO: or…fowler brantley or soriano

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Brantley

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brantley

  170. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Masterson/Alex wood for Matt Latos ? 14 man h2h pts league – which side ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos side

  171. Colton says:
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    Ziegler, Farquar, Hawkins, or De La Rosa to replace Guy Frieri’s all-you can eat meatballs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  172. DrEasy says:
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    OK, so I watched Sonny G’s start against the Jays. Fastball is straight, curve ball is great, and… that’s it, not much of a 3rd pitch. I expected him to have success against the Blue K’s, but they weren’t fooled much. I don’t own him, but I’d only start him at home for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  173. Jason Katnip says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Kendrick is going to DL retroactive august 6th and Angels hoping he can return August 21. I currently have Pujols, Cargo, Alex Cobb on my 3 DL spots. Should I wait for Cobb to return hopefully around August 15th so I can switch Kendrick to DL and activate Cobb. I would swap Yonder for Morneau, or I could drop Kendrick now for Morneau and rotate CJohnson 3B Prado MI and Morneau CI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Kendrick now

  174. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Follow up – Kuroda/Wood for Latos ? which side 14 man h2h pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  175. Anthony says:
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    Kuroda/Quintana for latos ? pts league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  176. Nightpandas says:
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    Brown and Scherzer or Rizzo and Darvish….who do you like in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  177. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Just grabbed Reddick (again) wherever I could…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On fire

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Grey: His last homerun, a line drive, took a little over 3 seconds to leave the yard. Crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s magic

  178. royce! says:
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    You like Ruf over Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not necessarily but they provide different things…

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    Any chnace the O’s could score a few more for Chen? Jesus, it’s not like they haven’t the chance to.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Aaaaaarrrggghhhhh. There’s a lot of good RCL work undone right there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got Greinke, right?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sure do. We’re Thelma and Louise with Price and Greinke.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  180. SteveNZ says:
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    Hmmm. Thought Chavez might have started against Wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is surprising…

  181. AJ says:
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    Middlebrooks and not Boegarts..that’s nice

  182. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    see this bs that middlebrooks is up ahead of bogaerts! WTF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t know…

  183. Bruce LeRoy says:
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    Drop belt v mart or eaton for rios? He’s on waivers and I’m #1 priority. Or hold. I really like these three. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  184. letsgobravos says:
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    Geez, they start the braves game and get 1 inning in before the rain hits. Way to screw the pitchers. Really hope Wood can come back out and pitch well.

  185. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    sure wish i could turn steals into runs or rbi’s. goldy/choo/aybar all have steals today without hits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like steals…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: me too, but i’m winning by 6. did anybody notice that espn is calling gordon’s hit just now a single, but yahoo is calling it a 2 run homer? which is it, i’m playing against him and there’s kind of a difference.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: yahoo fixed it. for about 5 minutes they were calling it a homer, espn never had it as that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stupid yahoo…

  186. JRO says:
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    Wood wacha or niether….stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry little late

      • JRO says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: yeah i had wood, but saying should i hold or pick up wacha or continue streaming, im limited on transactions

        • JRO says:
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          @JRO: i see hes goin to bullpen alrighty ill move on

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    even though main team is hitting 20 for it’s last 63, it only has 4 rbi’s over this period, none today. does have 5 steals in last 2 days.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this team’s now hitting 5/28 today, with aybar being the big hero, with run, rbi (only rbi today) and steal, with 2 singles. still hitting 51-146 (349) for the week, with only 18 rbi’s.

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    Grrrrrr, benched Venable because he was facing a lefty…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s on fire

  189. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Wacha to the bullpen. Poopy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very un-Gangnam

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: like riding an invisible goat….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  190. Nightpandas says:
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    I was just offered Rizzo Utley Darvish and 8th pick next year for Scherzer Kinsler and 2nd pick.

    Am tempted…..the Great Grey’s thoughts? 15 teams, keep 9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do it

  191. Zach says:
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    Ok Grey. Would you trade McCutchon for Cuddyer and Sale if you need the pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great, but if desperate go for it

  192. Poo says:
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    Cruz was just dropped in my keeper league. Stash & keep him for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  193. goodfold2 says:
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    get altuve OUT!

  194. Nightpandas says:
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    Am liking my 0.00 era tonight, Greinke, Gaudin, A Wood, Romo, Street

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  195. Wilsonian says:
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    Venable or BJ?

    Tyson Ross more than a Hodgepadre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not more than a Hodgepadre…. Venable

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    10 teamer, where i am tied in rbi’s, winning runs by 1. these stats will very likely determine (along with whip) which team wins overall this week who out of these plays tomorrow, pick 3
    1.choo (terrible this whole week, even without lefties at all, but Hitter T loves him)
    2.dom brown (benched him for raj again, he homered again on bench, hitter T loves him, but is facing stras
    3.jackson (hot as shit right now, he’ll almost have to be one of them)
    4.myers (tron hates it and is playing kershaw)
    5.rajai (tron loves it, and do have outside chance at steals, down 4)
    6. victorino (tron is so so, playing against shields)

    also, forgot to take out apricot juice, might cost me whip or era.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown, Jackson, Victorino

  197. goodfold2 says:
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    10 teamer, where i am tied in rbi’s, winning runs by 1. these stats will very likely determine (along with whip) which team wins overall this week who out of these plays tomorrow, pick 3
    1.choo (terrible this whole week, even without lefties at all, but Hitter T loves him)
    2.dom brown (benched him for raj again, he homered again on bench, hitter T loves him, but is facing stras
    3.jackson (hot as shit right now, he’ll almost have to be one of them)
    4.myers (tron hates it and is playing kershaw)
    5.rajai (tron loves it, and do have outside chance at steals, down 4)
    6. victorino (tron is so so, playing against shields)

    also, forgot to take out apricot juice, might cost me whip or era.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: sorry only meant to send this once.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @goodfold2:
        why is everyone so damn afraid to throw their good pitchers
        when they’re playing in coors ?
        are we still not going up against that vaunted yankees line-up also ??

        people need to keep up with the times and
        cast off their old prejudices that are no longer valid .

        cust kayin’ .

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @costaricanchata:

          looks like me and my fat fingers just jinxed burnett .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  198. Poo says:
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    I. Ean like, what overall ranking could I expect next year for Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      120 overall-ish

  199. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Thought I’d be excited to see Iwakuma on an MLB network look-in. Three batters later, there’s a run scored and men on first and third with no outs. The ball never left the infield. Great job, Mariners defense!

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      Fantastic, the bottom of the lineup blows him up and wipes out what was shaping up to be a dissection.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

  200. JRO says:
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    sending off benoit for ervin good?

    have 3 closers and gonna pick up farq

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JRO: nice to be in a league where people don’t pick up closers and still trade for them. I’m trying to move perkins now in a 16 teamer for a decent SP, but in this league closer candidates are picked up really fast, none by faster than me.

      • JRO says:
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        @goodfold2: think solid return… yeah its 10 team

        had melancon for archer but guy wont budge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  201. EG says:
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    Venable or Reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  202. goodfold2 says:
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    apple juice was fine till this inning. get out of it without loss.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: damn forgot to bench him.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: that will likely cost me era in 10 teamer, and i’ll be in 2nd place maybe, instead of first.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: 5 str guys on base with 2 outs.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: just gotta hope griffin/quntana/kendrick get messed up tomorrow. at least one of them. I did probably need Burnett’s 8 K’s to win that. up 20 now. have no starts tomorrow since they moved Miley back.

  203. bash says:
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    Flores or Gyorko ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilmer

  204. Wilsonian says:
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    Reddick or Morneau for right now?

  205. goodfold2 says:
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    why the hell is anybody pinch running for Marte, isn’t he fast as shit?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @goodfold2:

      hit on hand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hurt, maybe

  206. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon mccutchen, don’t try to win the game by yourself just walk or hit.

  207. goodfold2 says:
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    don’t swing that shit.

  208. goodfold2 says:
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    which of these is worth my Perkins. Opp needs closer. 16 teamer, in which i’m actually likely to use capuano/alvarez during stretch run and even playoffs in certain good matchups (NYM,MIA,SD,SF,CUBS,WAS,PHI) due to being short of a lot of SP. But if Hawkins keeps his closer job i’d have perkins/hawkins/rivera. My SP are
    scherzer/bailey/gee/cole/peavy/medlen/porcello/rienzo (benched and dropping for likely stream spot)/kluber (DL)/Niese (DL, benched tomorrow and likely dropped for yet another pitcher slot, or kept if he does well)
    1.pitchers I could trade Perkins for: estrada/beachy/gorzelanny/nova/cingrani (probably not good here as he could lose his job)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: basically it’s looking bad due to never being able to replace milone’s stupid ass ( i dropped him about a week or more before demotion)

      • @goodfold2: I like Beachy or Nova, I would most likely go with Beachy, who is on a way better team this year..best of luck..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these SPs really… Beachy…

  209. goodfold2 says:
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    really, gorzelanny’s had pretty good overall stats in K/BB, K’s per inning, whip and era since becoming starter. Only other SP i would want from this owner is kershaw, but he ain’t selling him. If Niese sucks tomorrow (and even if not) i could DL stash Ohlendorf, who in a really small sample size was pretty good as SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohlendorf isn’t good

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: went to the ROS player rater and yep, perkins gets a very high 22.4, even though he’s been shitty for many of last 507 appearances. And Beachy is the only one clocking in with close value. It basically said Perkins has Greinke’s ROS value. Even if so, i’d seriously doubt anyone I know would trade Greinke for Perkins. It’s a shame though. I’d love that trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: that should’ve been 5-7 not 507.

  210. Derrick says:
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    Start Joe Kelly today at home against the Cubs?

  211. LOOKING FOR 2014 HELP.

    WHICH 9 (NINE) OF THESE GUYS WOULD YOU KEEP.

    10 TEAM H2H POINTS LEAGUE..

    WE START 1 C, 2 1B, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 SS, 4 OF, 1 DH, 1 U, 10 PITCHERS..

    WEEKLY LINEUPS, NOT DAILY..

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP..

    Rosario, Wilin
    Martinez, Victor
    Votto, Joey
    Cano, Robinson
    Profar, Jurickson
    Lawrie, Brett
    Trumbo, Mark
    Rollins, Jimmy
    Segura, Jean
    Beltran, Carlos
    Granderson, Curtis
    Martin, Leonys
    Rasmus, Colby
    Butler, Billy
    Rendon, Anthony
    Adams, Matt
    Bogaerts, Xander
    Cruz, Nelson
    Springer, George
    Teixeira, Mark
    Wright, David

    Beachy, Brandon
    Cole, Gerrit
    Hamels, Cole
    Haren, Dan
    Kelly, Joe
    Nova, Ivan
    Perez, Martin
    Salazar, Danny
    Teheran, Julio
    Bradley, Archie
    Martinez, Carlos
    Pineda, Michael

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright, Segura, Hamels, Cano, Trumbo, Lawrie, Profar, Votto, Xander

      • @Grey: thank you so much and that was a very quick reply, almost like you were waiting for me to post..lol

      • @Grey: Also I was leaning more to keeping Julio, who would you drop from the 9 you picked to keep Julio, or will he have a sophomore slump? Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Xander

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              NP, MP

  212. Wake Up says:
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    just came across Luis Avilan’s esp-yen pic…check it out…he has the look of, I might not strike you out…but I can make your dog cry with my stare…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “I know you were the one that finished the cereal and didn’t buy a new box.”

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Someone just asked him, “So what did you think of the new Lone Ranger?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Right before the picture he said, “I’m going to move if you keep farting.”

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: Hahaha…”We’ll get started with this photoshoot in a sec…but first let me show you some more Candids of my cat dressed as Abe Lincoln…”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! “Your grandmother is touching my leg.”

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: “Almost got your lighting right Luis…oops…it feels like my balls might have slipped out of my jean shorts…mind taking a look?”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hilarious! “Bob Horner is here dressed as Philip Seymour Hoffman from Boogie Nights and he’s going to tickle you.”

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: Haha!!! “Bob let me see that tank top…it would go perfect with these jean shorts” *still trying to tuck balls back in*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Luis, do you know Teavana? No, it’s not a store at the mall.”

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: “Hey Luis, your sister still doing that thing with the show with the donkey down in Teavana?”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Luis, do you want to switch pants?”

  213. Pope says:
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    Anyone starting Kennedy today? This is my situation in H2H,

    Pitching Stats

    Mine: K’s – 36 CG – 0 W – 1 ERA – 4.154 WHIP – 1.280

    His: K’s – 43 CG- 0 W – 0 ERA – 3.759 WHIP – 1.234

    He’s only got Shields going today vs BOS
    I have Cain vs BAL, Kelley vs CHC, and Kennedy @ CIN
    Who do you think I should start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near Kennedy in Cincy

      • @Grey: I second that. Cincy is know where for Kennedy to pitch, use Ian in PETCO only and against scrub teams on the road. Play the match-ups..

        • Pope says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: That’s what I was thinking too. He’ll probably get rocked. So start Cain and Kelley? I feel ok about both of them

          • Pope says:
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            @Pope: *Joe Kelly

  214. Silky says:
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    Have to drop 1 of these guys: Cody Ross or Venable in my H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  215. Wilsonian says:
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    Leon(ys) or Venable?

    • @Wilsonian: Leonys Martin is the real deal in my book and has been solid atop the Rangers lineup..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  216. Blake says:
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    ok – So I need a new catcher as Doumit who I had is out awhile. Jason Castro just got picked up. Who should I go after on the waiver wire? I am in a 10 team league so there are a bunch out there like the following:

    John buck
    arencibia
    R martin
    AJ ellis
    AJ piernsyky
    etc
    etc

    Any suggestions?

    • @Blake: Russ Martin has been the best of the bunch you listed over the last couple a weeks and the Pirates are a solid 1st place team. I would go with him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  217. Theodore Donald Kerobotsos says:
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    Yo Mr. Albright,

    Will Venable
    Josh Reddick
    Michael Saunders
    Christian Yelich

    I would be adding one of them for Bruce Chen and also my UTL spot or I could hold Chen and drop Alex Cobb. Need an additional bat for my starting lineup now that Kendrick is DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  218. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Scott Feldman or Ogando in an AL only keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando

  219. JRO says:
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    Brantley or venable ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  220. EK says:
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    Rank for H2H pts:

    Haren vs SF 12.4
    Ross vs NYM 9.1
    Gray vs HOU 9.0
    Chen @ MIA 6.1
    Gaudin @ MIA 4.8

    Also do you like any for ROS?
    10 teams

    • EK says:
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      @EK: Chen is home vs MIA my mistake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren, Gaudin, Gray… Not for rest of the season…

  221. Theodore Donald Kerobotsos says:
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    Of these 3 who to drop:

    Lackey
    Cobb
    Bruce Chen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  222. Elwood Blues says:
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    $20 Street or $3 Gregerson.. I am dumping a pitcher who will be a free agent in our league.
    It’s NL only where closers are held onto and valued beyond belief.
    Back to the question.. which is the better target if I am looking for
    Next year saves? Is it still Street?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  223. letsgobravos says:
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    Its uncanny how badly my teams choke on Sundays.

    One team is losing every offensive cat that was close and of course Robertson and Rivera combine to cost me the W on ERA in addition to Mo not getting a save which would have given me the W there.

    Other team has yet to get a hit today which means I’ll prob lose Rs and RBIs after leading both all week. Meanwhile, Lackey can’t puts up shitty K #s and can’t deliver a QS against Big game James. To make matters worse, of course my opponent owns shields who magically stops being total dog shit today against the best offense in the MLB to come through with a QS that gives my opponent the win on QSs. My streamer of Quintana went really swell as well of course. Going to be blown out 3-10 or something along those lines. Why the hell do I spend so much time on this shit….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You still got the W…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it was on my RP heavy team but that actually gave me the lead on Ws which would be a rare win in that cat for that team. Still looks like I’m heading for a loss on the week, but hopefully not a blow out. Other team is down 4-9 and its probably going to be 11-3 after strasburg strikes out 10 guys and turns in a QS. Offense on that team is 0 for 12….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that sucks

    • @letsgobravos: You think you feel bad, how do you think the Bronx Bombers feel as Mo looks real hittable right now..You play fantasy for the days you DON’T have like today..I have more Sunday melt downs than I can count over the years, yet I still and always will love the game!!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: 0-16! Epic futility. Mujica gets a 2 inning save (too far behind to matter on saves) and doesn’t record a K. Meanwhile stras is on pace for 14ks today and my lead is down to 3. All aboard the fail boat…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @letsgobravos: 0-18. Led by 9 on RBIs coming into the day and the Adam Jones HR puts me behind there. Now down 10-3. Will be 11-2 as soon as Stras knocks out 2 more Ks.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Like clockwork, Stras gets exactly the number of Ks he needed for the W there. Pretty amazing how that works. I did get a single though! 1/23 on the day! Now down 12-2. Have Longo and Zobrist tonight, but the only cat I still have a shot in is RBIs, trail by one there. Who wants to bet they combine to go 0 for 8?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tomorrow starts a new day!

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Regardless of what happens tonight, I’m in 4th place now after leading the league for most of the first half and by 10+ games at one point over second. We only take 6 teams to the playoffs and my 18 game lead over 6th will be 7 games after this debacle. I’d be willing to bet I end up missing the playoffs and it will happen with an 0-30 day on the last day of the regular season.

  224. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    1 for 28 so far today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I made the brilliant move to drop Ryan Cook today (got the win) for Casey Fien, who was anything but F-I-E-N.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey:Woops, time to go rosterbate some more and grab someone else. So far my team MVP today is Avisail with his 1/4 with a SB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I got him too… Not much else either…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’m trusting Scott on this one, this is his play

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, I like him too…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: Scott or Avisail?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Avisail

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate: @Grey: 7/44 in the RCL, 2/29 in the ol’s H2H – hoping not to blow what was a 10-2 lead.

            Oh – and I came THIS close to streaming Martin Perez in the RCL (couldn’t access the site last night to check what the SON thought) – but hey, at least I got a scoreless two-thirds from J.J. Hoover, which is who I picked up instead..

            Who has been excellent of late, BTW.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              SON wouldn’t have steered you towards him, unfortunately…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Ok, that makes me feel *slightly* better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… Oh, man… Was that Paul Mazursky from Police Academy in there? Oh, 80’s, I love you…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: If I could dance like that I wouldn’t need such a sweet mustache

        I don’t think he was in Police Academy, wasn’t he in 2 days in the valley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oops! I meant Tim Kazurinsky… What a goof…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: Sweetchuck!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, exactly…Ha!

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: my best friend in jr high’s cat was named dirtbag from the ending of the first movie

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s awesome

  225. Whiskey Diet says:
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    Unsullied,

    Claim Gardner off waivers and lose EYJ as my SAGNOF? 12 team Y! Roto 5×5…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  226. Jason Katnip says:
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    Vmart C
    Yonder Alonso 1B
    Kipnis 2B
    Martin Prado 3B
    Starlin Castro SS
    Chris Johnson CI
    empty MI for now
    Cespedes OF
    Crisp OF
    Eric Young OF
    Dom Brown OF
    Mclouth OF
    Morneau UTL
    Kendrick DL
    Pujols DL
    Cargo DL

    Scherzer
    Weaver
    Hamels
    Lackey
    Nova
    Cobb
    Bruce Chen (gonna drop for Reddick)
    Balfour
    Melancon
    Perez
    Janssen
    Henderson
    Brothers
    Ziegler

    10 team 5×5 league. I was just offered Edwin Encarnacion and Carlos Gomez for Max Scherzer and Jered Weaver.

    My stats on the year are R (4), HR (4), RBI (7), SB (4), AVG (4), W (9), SV (8), K (7), ERA (8), WHIP (8).

    I feel like I am getting the short end of the stick in the trade and it also leaves my SP depleted. Should I A.) accept. B.) Counter and make him add in Cingrani or RA Dickey, or C.) Counter with just Weaver for one of Edwin or Cargo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do CarGo for just Scherzer or Weaver, in that order

      • Jason Katnip says:
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        @Grey:

        You would rather trade Scherzer than WeaveR?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Jason Katnip says:
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            @Grey:

            But, you would deal Weaver for Cargo straight up?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  227. goodfold2 says:
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    as late as 3.5 hours ago still winning 10-3 in main league. on fri-sat team hit 8-67 so what was a 55 avg lead with 5 run lead,12 total bases lead has fallen to losing avg, tied in total bases (4 today), losing hits (3 today) up 1 run. And if Loney gets more than 1 run and any total bases i’ll actually lose 6-7. Worst negative come from behind day ever for me. Be really nice if Goldy get at least get like a double in his last at bat, maybe lock up bases.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: looks like primary culprits of the week for this to happen were
      s.drew hitting 370 with 16 bases
      heyward hitting 409
      choo hitting under 200 with no left handers to blame at all
      goldy hitting 200 with 6 total bases (you know it’s weird when drew outbases goldy by 10)

      basically upton/mccutchen could only hold off the hotness of drew/heyward/mostsuckass/gordon for so long.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: also mesoraco hitting .167 with 2 total bases, that did it, maybe time to go back to ruiz?