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Taijuan Walker will start vs. the Astros on Friday.  The Mariners’ front office decided if they were going to sell him for ten cents on the dollar this offseason, then it was best to give him some major league experience.  Here’s what Prospect Scott had to say in the preseason, “Walker is my #3 overall SP prospect, behind only Dylan Bundy and Jose Fernandez.  He brings legit ace potential, and he should be ready for big league ball this year.  Still, Taijuan’s greatest asset is his ability to hit Grey in the head with a fastball every time I dream about it.”  Hey!  That snippet was obviously prior to Bundy’s injury problems.  Here’s what I said the other day, “It could be roofie burnout, but I’m not interested in shallower mixed leagues.  In deeper leagues, I’d stash Walker to see if you catch a firefly in a bottle, or whatever that yokelism is.  He definitely has shown great stuff in the minors (10+ K-rate) if a bit wild (4+ BB/9) in Triple-A.  He will be a great pitcher, it probably won’t be this year.  Think Wheeler when he was called up.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Well, I also lied.  Kinda.  I didn’t intend to lie, but he was just sitting there and I had a free roster spot… Ugh, I’m a glutton for punishment.  I need serious help.  Why can’t I turn down any high-upside rookie pitcher?  Am I an adrenaline junkie like Keanu Reeves in Point Break?  Hopefully, Walker doesn’t hang ten earned runs on my pitching line, but I’m expecting him to get Ks and have a relatively unremarkable start on Friday for earned runs and WHIP.  For 2014, Taijuan is on the top of the list of guys that could be Matt Harvey 2.0, and I’ll have much more to say about him in the offseason.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Zunino – Started rehab games and he said he could be back within a week; meanwhile, the Mariners said we’ll see how he does.  As Aretha would say, who’s Zunino’ing who?

Felix Hernandez – 3 IP, 8 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I’ll set the stage for you.  Rudy owns F-Her, I streamed his opponent, Martin Perez (6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks).  F-Her gave up a 3-run homer to Leonys Martin (who Rudy just dropped the day before; Leonys went 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs)  and I started cackling, then F-Her started giving up more runs and I shot up some insulin, feeling my blood sugar rise, then the neighbors called to complain about my hoots and hollers, then Adrian Beltre hit a homer (who I own; he went 3-for-5, 2 RBIs), tacking on F-Her’s final eighth earned run and I called 911 complaining of euphoria overload, was talked down by a EMT named Brad and now I’m good.

Dustin Ackley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I mentioned him being a hot schmotato on Wednesday and now I will double that down with a side helping of ‘I’d pick him up.’

Kyle Seager – 2-for-3 and his 21st homer.  Seager’s homer was a monster shot that got out of there fast like a silver bullet, against the wind.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer and 3rd homer this week.  I don’t love that Washington platoons him, but at least you know exactly when he’s starting, if you need to platoon him on your fantasy team too.  Look at that, you and Washington seeing eye to twitchy eye.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Okay, basically, everyone on the Rangers had a huge game.  Let’s move on…Or we can watch F-Her’s first three innings again.  Yeah, let’s do that!

Josh Johnson – In only what can be considered a crushing blow for the Comatose Blue Jays Fan, Johnson is done for the year.  Don’t worry, CBJF, Bonifacio is finally starting to get hot.

Moises Sierra – 2-for-4 and now is five for his last 7 and has taken over right field.  It’s our favorite MLB lovechild of Ruben Sierra and Moises Alou.  In the minors this year, he had 11 homers, 12 steals and a .261 average.  Like his Mom, Moises Alou, when he’s in the groove, he’s spraying balls all over the place.  I’d look at him in very deep mixed and AL-Only leagues.

Todd Redmond – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  This start was against the Yankees, which is to say, it wasn’t a tough opponent.  I’d gamble on Redmond for Ks and blunts, but be careful elsewhere.

Hiroki Kuroda – 5 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Sometimes the best days are days when none of your pitchers are going.

Mark Reynolds – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  One game of three hits does not make a hot schmotato in most cases, but I could see gambling on Reynolds this quickly, because he doesn’t get multiple hits without seeing the ball well.

Matt Harvey – Will rest for three weeks, then put his elbow through some more tests.  When in doubt, always answer C, as in you need curgery.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4 as he started at 2nd base.  Interesting.  Or as Arte Johnson would say, “Verrrrrrry interesting…”  This means if Wright returns, Flores may not be without a position.  Though, watching the Mets offense makes me miss watching the Padres.

Carlos Ruiz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  This was his third homer in the last ten games, and he’s batting near .400 in the last week.  He won’t keep it up, but what concern of that is yours?  There’s only a month left, just grab him.

Paul Maholm – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K.  After a junky first start back, Maholm looks like he’s got his low-upside, mediocre stuff back.  Stream at your own risk.

Dan Uggla – 1-for-3 as he was activated from the DL, and is now batting .333 since his eye operation.  Meanwhile, Ted Williams’s frozen head adjusts to its new eyes and wonders why it keeps wanting to wear an Ed Hardy t-shirt.

Jordan Schafer – 3-for-4, 1 run and 2 RBIs.  Has been seeing regular playing time, but this is the first game worth noting for him in about ten games.  He’s worth watching if you’re desperate for SAGNOF, but I wouldn’t grab him just yet in most mixed leagues.

Ricky Nolasco – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I picked up Nolasco to stream him, but ended up going with Martin Perez at the last second.  Stream-o-Nator liked Nolasco better, but I didn’t heed its advice.  Oh, well, Perez worked out okay, have we talked about that yet?

Yasiel Puig – Was pulled in the 5th inning for not being ready on defense.  After what happened earlier this year, I don’t want him on da fence.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-4 and the slam (15) and legs (10), which is a whole lot more delicious than his usual moans over my hammy.

Andre Ethier – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting around .300 in the last week.  On a related note, member when this guy was a 3rd fantasy outfielder?  We were younger then, and you worried about your personal hygiene still.  Ethier got old fast, and now looks like a light-hitting middle infielder in the outfield.

Edinson Volquez – Signed by the Dodgers.  He’ll be used primarily to make Carlos Marmol look better.

Doug Fister – 5 IP, 7 ER, 13 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Why is it you go to Fister and you’re the one walking funny?

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 714th homer.  Another 300 until Bonds!

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Whoever it was in the comments yesterday that asked about dropping Machado, he heard you.  His feelings were hurt.  No Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa card for you.

Tommy Hunter – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and the loss.  Somewhere, Jim Johnson is gesticulating wildly and yelling, “See?!”

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  With a name like Archer, you’d think he would’ve had ‘bow tightness, but it was his forearm.  Now that he has two starts in a row where he’s looked fine, I’d consider him going forward.

Brett Anderson – 3 IP, 3 ER as he was activated from the DL with Tommy Milone sent down.  The A’s said, “Our worst pitcher’s first name is T-O-M-M-Y.  Our Milone has a second name, it’s M-I-L–Well, you know, we just said it.”  Anderson will work out of the bullpen while Sonny Gray will pop boners for fantasy owners for a little while longer.

Brandon Moss – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and two homers (23, 24).  Moss now has 6 homers in the last ten games, and five in the week.  I mentioned this before, but it’s incredible how hot he stays while platooning.  Usually guys need to keep playing to keep seeing the ball well.  Yeah, I’d pick up Moss, but you still need to platoon him.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Seems like a different player this year compared to past.  His line drive rate is way up, his fly ball rate is down and K-rate is down.  He looks lot more like a .285 hitter than the career .260 hitter he was entering this season, but he also doesn’t look like a guy that ‘could hit 20 homers if he just doesn’t miss time,’ which had long been his label.

Dan Straily – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks in Detroit.  Terrific start in tough environs, and I’m not just saying that because you need to wear a bulletproof vest when you leave Detroit Airport.  Straily gets the Rangers next at home.  Not a slam dunk, but in O.co he’s streamable where you really need it.  Speaking of Detroit Airport, Cougar and I recently had a layover there.  Not a layoff, Detroit residents, you’re okay.  So, we had to go from one gate to another and we had our dog with us, Ted.  I thought it would be a good idea to go on one of those moving walkways with the dog, and, within about ten seconds of stepping on it, he does number two.  Let’s just say when the moving walkway reached the end and turned under to loop back, it didn’t get less messy.

Carlos Quentin – Will not return this season.  Meanwhile, Zack Greinke’s shoulder pfft’s.

Salvador Perez – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs with two homers (8, 9), which gives him four in as many games.  The witch doctor that he hired to raise his abuelita from the dead, obviously mixed up what he was resurrecting and woke Perez’s bat.  I’d go back to Perez if I were hurting for a catcher.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-5 and his 15th homer.  He was in the leadoff spot, which sucks, but, in reality, no matter where he’s hitting in the Royals lineup there’s a good chance he’ll be up with the bases empty.

Andrew Albers – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, which comes after two games when he was shelled for 5 runs in each, i.e., I wouldn’t shop at Albers, son.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-4 and his 7th steal in the last ten games.  He’s giving Rajai a run for his SAGNOF crown.  Literally.

Danny Duffy – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Whoa, Duff Man, likes that.  He gets the Mariners next and I’d absolutely give him a whirl.  Are you ready to get Duffed?  Yes, you are.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer this week.  Due to the Hitter-Tron, and the Hitter-Tron alone, I grabbed Carter for this week.  So far, it’s worked and I’d take three more homers please and thank you.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He’s off today, so I can understand holding off on grabbing him right now, but I know he will be in this Friday’s Buy and I haven’t even written it yet, assuming you’re reading this today and not tomorrow.  Today today, not tomorrow today…Or the following today.  Okay, you get the idea.

Paul Konerko – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, and has two hits in each of the last three games.  In fairness to the aging process, Konerko’s not getting younger, the White Sox were facing the Astros pitching.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks.  If only every pitcher got to face the Astros every day… *wavy lines*  Wow, that strikeout by Kyle Lohse was his 350th of the year, only another 700 to match league leader, Yu Darvish.  Hey, why am I wearing underwear made from Marshmallow Fluff… * wavy lines*  What a weird dream.

Adam Wainwright – 2 IP, 9 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I feel like a lot of time in today’s society, we get so wrapped up in whether or not we win our fantasy league we forget about those less fortunate than ourselves.  I’m going to take my laptop outside and talk to the first homeless person I come across.  Okay, I’m outside…Hmm, the wifi connection isn’t great here so bear with me.  Here’s a homeless person now.  Hey, I saw you muttering to yourself over there, can I talk to you for a second?  Yes?  Great.  Okay, I run this fantasy baseball blog and I’m trying to reach out to people less fortunate–Hey, c’mon back, don’t run away!  I’m sorry!  Shoot, turns out that wasn’t a homeless person muttering to themselves, but a person who owned Felix Hernandez, Hiroki Kuroda, Doug Fister and Adam Wainwright yesterday.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 26th homer.  They call him…Jay!  Wait, that didn’t work.

Homer Bailey – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Say it with me…sonavabench!

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer.  One homer for each pair of XO I write on his cards.

Stephen Strasburg – 2 IP, 0 ER vs. the MIA Marlins.  There was a rain delay and he didn’t return after.  May the wrath of 10,000 fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) who play in Games Started leagues land squarely on the umpire’s shoulders who didn’t think of waiting an hour to start the game.  You wasted a perfectly good start and one against the Marlins.  *shakes fist*  I will find you umpire crew chief!!!

Will Venable – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer.  By the by, he also has 15 steals.  Oh, I know what you’re thinking, his average must be miserable.  He’s hitting .281 on the year.  Will Venable is better than your number two fantasy outfielders!

Ryan Raburn – Hit the DL with an Achilles issue.  Jason Kipnis was in the clubhouse playing ABC’s Poison Arrow and Lonnie Chisenhall got carried away and now Raburn’s hurt.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.08.  He’s winning some people NL-Only leagues and confounding mixed league owners.  Meaning:  in NL-Only leagues, every starter is owned so Chacin is being started and rewarding his owners.  In mixed leagues, you have to have a set on you to start him every time out in Coors.

Charlie Morton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  He’s just lucky the Regression Fairies have been busy with Jeff Locke.

Marlon Byrd – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer as he hit clean-up for the Pirates.  Yesterday’s home run in PNC would’ve been a fly ball to the pitcher in Metco.  In the bullpen.  C’mon, it’s not that big.

Jason Grilli – Threw a simulated game and is now about ten days from rejoining the Buccos, as Potsie calls them.  That return date is barring a setback and since I own Melancon and not Grilli, c’mon setback!

Jeff Locke – Optioned to Double-A Altoona, the sister city of Albacore.

From Around The Web

  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Will Venable, who I picked up middle of last week in 2 of 4 weeks, may be the real deal and one of the better pick ups of the second half of the season.

    Is there something wrong with Kuroda, or is it just the perfect time for him to get cold right before fantasy playoffs?

    Thanks Grey!!!

    • Hotrod says:
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      WIll Venable & the real deal. Dont ever use in the same sentence. Hot Schmotato.@TarmanGotHim:

      • Penuch says:
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        @Hotrod:

        I mean real deal or not, for Yahoo leagues he has been the number one hitter over the last 30 days. While I doubt he can keep it up, I am going to enjoy it while it last.

        last 30 days- 42/106 21r 8hr 16rbi 6sb 80tb .396avg .429obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Kuroda should be fine, he always more of a 3.25 ERA pitcher that was in the 2.50 range… Before yesterday…

    • Fenway Chimp says:
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      @TarmanGotHim:

      One anagram of tiajuan is juanita. Is it Juanita that’s filthy? Does she live in Tijauna?

  2. The 12th Man says:
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    Do you think that Byrds value has risen with this trade to the pirates? I’m seeing more RBI opportunities.

    Do you like Byrd more than Dom Brown ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The 12th Man: Brown over Byrd, I just went over Byrd yesterday

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        haha .

        so let me get this straight ,
        as of yesterday , the ranking is :
        brown , Grey , byrd .

  3. BluePulaski says:
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    Please rank the following ROS (H2H):

    Gee
    Gray
    Duffy

    Thanks!

      • BluePulaski says:
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        @Grey: Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. gareth says:
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    CBJF. Lol.

    he’ll get a hashtag next.

  5. goodfold2 says:
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    duffy, after SEA start has 2 DET (home and away) starts, and a home vs CLE, then ends the year with great matchups @SEA and @WSOX. I’m already dropping Milone for Kazmir (near complete ROS is great), should I attempt to drop smyly for Duffy? Due to stashing a lot of SP and having traded Rivera I no longer need Smyly’s SP eligibility to play my 5 RP everyday. Now I only have 3 closers and Smyly (4 RP slots total). Worst case is Duffy sucks and Smyly is added by somebody. But if that happens I can grab 1 of these great (better than Smyly lately, if not as good) RP’s for the 4th RP slot: Paco/Siegrist/Carpenter/Cook (not lately)/McGee/Santos.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: too late; he was picked up 1.5 hours ago by team in first place. that guy also just picked up albers though, and had owned alvarez for every one of his recent bad starts. Had i noticed that Duffy messed up the tigers @DET last start i would’ve just picked him up with no questions asked. I thought it was just the twins and some relief appearances that produced those stats over mid-20 innings. So maybe i get lucky and Duffy F’s up the next 2 or three, only to allow me to grab him in his last 2 @SEA and @WSOX to close out the year. He probably would’ve been dropped when Kluber returns anyway.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @goodfold2: It’s fine you missed him… No big loss

  6. bossmanjunior says:
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    Surprised you didn’t mention the Felix Hernandez start. Man that guy got hit hard. Hate to be the guy who owns him.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: you’re kidding, right.

      • Bert Ernie says:
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        @goodfold2: Think he’s just rubbing more salt into Rudy’s wound …

        • @Bert Ernie: That wound is so salted that the ghost of Randy Savage just snapped into it

  7. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    LOL at anyone benching Bailey. Due to mass injuries, he is my staff ace.

  8. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I hate owning Bailey. When I was in college we played a hit man game that we called “Liquidation.” Everyone selected a target – local celebrities, politicians, etc. It was mostly just for talk but the only girl in the group earned our admiration and the nickname Nikita when she “liquidated” her target (an obnoxious local weatherman) by “accidentally” spilling her drink (whiskey sour) on him at a bar. If I ever see Bailey in a bar, he better have a towel handy.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: That’s funny! I never heard of the game but I “liquidated” Joey the “Fat One” this year after the Derby…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Haha… Instead of liquidating, I threatened to beat up Fred Savage…

      • Furious says:
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        @Grey: Would really like to know the lead up to that threat. “Liquidation” sounds like a great game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rudy might remember better, I was pretty drunk on the T in Boston… I think Savage was looking at me wrong and I started threatening him and he had to get off the T before I lost my shizz… Good times!

          • that’s how i remember the story. i recall you made a vile comment involving Winnie Cooper, a protractor, and the decomposed remains of Pythagoras’ penis.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds about right

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Rudy Gamble: @Grey: Winnie Cooper grew up nicely.

                • Because she never was exposed to Grey’s depraved fantasies.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  She did, and I nearly beat up Fred Savage for her hand in marriage even though they only dated on a TV show…There’s no talking to drunk Grey!

  9. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Would you do either of these 2 trades? My Goldschmidt for his Greinke and Belt. Or my Goldschmidt for his Homer Bailey, belt and callaspo. 20 teams. Thank you.

  10. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for T-Walk? Rizzo, Khris Davis, Niese or Gray?

  11. ryan says:
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    have Mauer as a catcher, picked up Ramos, he is poo poo plater. Salavdor a better option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Yup, switch them

  12. Ryan741 says:
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    Would you start Taijuan over Erasmo? I’ve got 4 starts left to use in a H2H points league. I have Verlander vs Indians, Dickey vs Royals, Doubront vs White Sox, McCarthy vs Giants and both Taijuan and Erasmo vs Astros. Need 4 of those starts.

    • Ryan741 says:
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      @Ryan741: and maybe Strasburg, since it sounds like he might go again on Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan741: I’d start Taijuan over Erasmo

  13. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Started with 3 Royals (cain, moustak, perez) dropped all 3, now I have 2 again (perez, bonerface) so far so good!

  14. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    That was me with the half-kidding comment about dropping Machado for Dominguez. I was frustrated with Manny even though I regularly call in to radio stations to have Mr. Big’s “To Be With You” dedicated to him.

    My comments yesterday were loaded with bad karma:
    – Machado donged after I questioned his power; at least I started him
    – Leonys donged and knocked in four after I deduced I should dump him for Dominguez using your advice.
    – Dominquez went 0-fer
    – Khristopher, who I could have dropped instead, had a DNP

    Anyone need someone to go off or crap the bed? I’ll ask Grey a question about him and it’ll happen.

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: I said to drop Khris…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up: kidding…

        • Sixto Lezcano says:
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          @Wake Up: You did but I couldn’t resist the potential! What if he’s the reincarnation of 1988 Gregg Jefferies? I felt like he was going to Bomb Voyage me. Gotta get Leonys back!

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Sixto Lezcano: he’s already put up all the stats from ’88 Jeffries…

  15. nycs10011 says:
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    It pains me to do this, but I’m doing it anyway!

    Sal Perez or Sal…talamacchia? Despite doctors orders I need the saltiest catcher out there.

  16. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Segura and Altuve, ROS? 5×5 h2h playoffs next three weeks. Are they roster-able?

  17. TheRealJohnLackey says:
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    Currently comfortably in first place heading into playoffs and have the opportunity to trade Chris Archer for Cain, Beachy, and Tulo. Its a keeper league and I have Archer for $1, while Cain and Tulo would be a playoff rental. In the past my team has not shown up for the playoffs so I am tempted to do it. With Cain and Beachy on the shelf and no need for Tulo I have to hold right? Are you higher on Beachy or Archer for the next 4 years? Thanks

  18. de nachos says:
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    Because it’s all about me, I’m most annoyed about Harvey’s injury because the owner who was going to keep him is now not, and instead is planning on going with Machado.

  19. SF1966 says:
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    Jarrod Parker has been excellent in recent starts…

    I am over in an innings cap league, not a lot, but need to choose starts carefully.

    Thoughts on these 2 home starts:

    Parker v Tampa
    Gray v Tampa

    You still like Gray ROS ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF1966: I’d start both… I like Gray as long as he pitches well in his next start…

  20. Sniff Test says:
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    I too got double-fisted by Fister last night. Wacha helped ease the pain though. I had kept him to see if he could get any sneaky holds from the SP position and he rewarded me with 4 shut out innings and 7 ks. Any chance Wacha gets back in the rotation this year? What is his keeper value for next year…would he be worth keeping over Beachy or Matt Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sniff Test: No chance other than a spot start… Beachy and Moore over him…

  21. Brendan says:
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    Started Fister (got fisted in the bad way). Started Wainwright (I don’t know what life is anymore). Benched Bailey. Of course this is the first round of the playoffs for my leauge. I need a no-hitter from The Price is Right or Dan Haroin for my only chance to win.

  22. The Rock says:
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    Need some help. What would be a clever job title for someone who is involved in fantasy baseball for a living. i.e Swim Service Technician = Pool Boy///
    Fantasy Baseball Player =?????????

    • The Rock says:
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      Something that you could put on a business card.

      • Bert Ernie says:
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        @The Rock: Go with Grey’s mom’s term: Fantasy Baseballer.

        • The Rock says:
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          don’t like the word fantasy. people don’t take it seriously….Advanced Baseball Strategist?

          • Bert Ernie says:
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            @The Rock: All-Star Baseball Manager? Baseball General Manager?

            • Bert Ernie says:
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              @Bert Ernie: Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations

          • Bar-Nuh-Kul says:
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            @The Rock: Baseball Analysis and Predictions Coordinator. Should you dabble in multiple games: Sports Analysis and Predictions Coordinator. Make business cards, hand them out at the next networking event.

    • Hondo says:
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      @The Rock: Time Suck Specialist

      • The Rock says:
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        how true….but i come back every year

  23. Van says:
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    Is Dom Brown dropable at this point?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Van: For who? Jamey Carroll? No.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Van: He’s playing today

      • Van says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. My OF is suddenly overloaded, need to drop someone to make room for steamers. With Braun SSPD (3 keepers) I also have Bronw, Prado, Hunter, Jackson, and I picked up Ackley this morning on your advise, and because Brown hasn’t been playing. I’ve only got 3 OF spots (and 1 UTIL but that is dedicated to Ortiz).

        • Van says:
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          worst. spellig. evr.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Jackson

  24. LongoTulo says:
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    Drop Hamilton for Moss? 12 team h2h Thanks!

  25. costaricanchata says:
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    am glad that you’re giving walker a test run .
    i value your opinion more , when i know you’re vested .

    well , at least you should be watching , and not relying
    on others’ opinions .

  26. Chris. says:
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    Keanu got a taste, but Point Break was all about the Swayze (RIP).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris.: Swayze started there, Keanu was brought in and lost control in the thrills

  27. Denis says:
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    Bench Colon today @det? thanks!

  28. RedRox says:
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    I started FHer, Fister and Wainwright last night… I’m fighting for a playoff spot, and these guys can’t handle the pressure!

    • Harris says:
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      @RedRox Now we know why Felix is comfortable staying in Seattle. He can’t pitch in big games.

    • Harris says:
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      @RedRox Now we know why Felix is comfortable staying in Seattle. He can’t pitch in big games.

  29. Harris says:
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    I would have to imagine the odds of Felix and Wainwright putting up a combined -35 in the same day are close to winning a small regional lottery. That is the way to finish off a season….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: No fun, that’s for sure

  30. Wake Up says:
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    Caught the end of the TB game last night…Looks like Rodney is doing this new thing at the end of the game when Archer starts…

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Are you talking about Rodney shooting his arrow? He’s been doing that for 2 years now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodney O and Joe Cooley? Sorry, not following

          • Harris says:
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            @Grey: That stupid thing Rodney does when he manages not to blow the save…looks up to the sky and pretends to shoot an arrow.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              AH! My bad… Ha!

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: valverde’s shit was better. not to mention the dyed beard.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

        • Wake Up says:
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          @bossmanjunior: I am aware thanks…

  31. Shane says:
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    I need to drop Chase Headley and pick up someone who has highest likelihood of performing in HR, RBI cats over the next 3 days. Who should I pick up Jedd Gyorko or Darin Ruf?

    Jedd Gyorko (@LAD vs Ryu, @LAD vs Capuano, @LAD vs Greinke)
    Darin Ruf (@CHC vs Samardzija, @CHC vs Rusin, @CHC vs Arrieta)

    • Shane says:
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      @Shane: Or Chris Carter as well

      Chris Carter (SEA vs Harang, SEA vs Saunders, SEA vs Iwakuma)

  32. Karl says:
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    The only anagram I am coming up with is AWAIT REAL JUNK.

    • Karl says:
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      @Karl: I worked it out. Just the first name.

  33. TheNewGuy says:
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    Im crap with anagrams please help me out.

    Also drop a bench bat in Smoak for Walker in a 12 teamer?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Damn, I thought it was “await real junk.” Or perhaps “a jauntier walk”?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… I didn’t think it was that confusing… You’re in San Diego too!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I actually got it, but wanted to share the other ones…Juanita also works, and I grew up near Juanita Beach, which they had to close down periodically because it was too gross…So I guess Taijuan has that going for him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Never heard of Juanita Beach, but it sounds like it would be in the Bronx or Queens…

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: Ha! Yeah, it does. It’s not as interesting as it sounds, though. It’s basically Kirkland, which I think is now just techy suburbs, and is Costco’s original HQ (hence the name of all their generic crap).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Costco’s generic crap is called Juanita? Juanita Sanitary Napkins?

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey: Have you really managed to avoid Costco for this long? I guess I can understand, being single and living in LA and all, but even I knew that the generic brand is called Kirkland, and I’ve only been to Costco once in the last decade or so (bought a cart full of booze in order to fill the garage fridge after I read that it takes less energy to cool a fridge full of liquids, which has given me a great excuse for buying lots of beer)…Also, I really don’t want to know if they sell sanitary napkins in bulk…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Juanita Beach Wine Coolers sounds good… Nah, I know it’s Kirkland, was just messing… Though I can’t say I frequent Costco often… Maybe once every few years to stock up for a party… Booze, like you…

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @royce!: Juanita Beach IPA has a nice ring to it.

                    • royce! says:
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                      @royce!: [any word] IPA has a nice ring to it.

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @royce!: Truth.

                    • ryanjoe13 says:
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                      @royce!: I like that Steve. Juanita Beach Brewing Co.. hmmmm

                  • ryanjoe13 says:
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                    @Grey: hahaha I actually live in Juanita, right above Juanita beach. It’s a part of Kirkland, WA… that’s where the first Costco was and hence the “Kirkland Brand”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Juanita Beach Sanitary Spray doesn’t sound bad though…. Start a new brand!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Oops, saw someone got the “await” one above. For Taijuan’s owners, I hope that one is wrong and you will have a jauntier walk instead.

  34. Bert Ernie says:
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    Grey, everyone! Fantasy baseballer question of morals and ethics!

    First-place team is up by a mere point. Four and a half weeks to go. Been a dog fight the whole season, back and forth on two-point swings. Trade deadline’s this weekend. So …

    Is it acceptable or reprehensible for the first-place team to trade a star for a scrub for the sole purpose of helping the sixth place team take a point away from the second-place team?

    There’s no way to make it look legit, as the sixth place team has nothing of value for the first-place team. The sixth place team gets a keeper for next year; the leader assures himself the championship this year.

    Should such a trade be allowed? Thoughts?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Bert Ernie: First of all…who are the 2 players in the trade?
      I’m pretty consistent on not vetoing trades just because you don’t like them…they are to protect against collusion… and if it’s true that the first place team is getting nothing, then this might be just that…

      • Bert Ernie says:
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        @Wake Up: Kenley Jansen for Ed Lucas

    • The Rock says:
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      Unfortunately that’s part of the “game.” I’ve done that in the past. Look in the standings and see where I can help someone move up a category so that I can gain position in the standings. IMO.That’s the luxury you have when your ahead in the standings.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bert Ernie: It’s not collusion. The 6th place team is getting a much better end, then of course he’s going to do it. So kudos to the guy in 1st for employing strategy. You should try the same.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Bert Ernie: I disagree with everyone else…that is the sort of trade that I would veto…if you are already feeling guilty, you should go with your gut…

          • The Rock says:
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            veto for what reason? the guy giving up jansen probably has a comfortable lead in saves and the guy who’s getting jansen might be able to move up in saves and maybe finish in top 3 and in the money….

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @The Rock: that’s just proper strategy execution. Any time team is trying to win it’s not collusion, thus not cheating, thus fair.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: that includes keeping teams behind you from catching you. Same way money made is just as valuable as money saved.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bert Ernie: Sounds dirty…I like dirty… It’s fine

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: I’m sure everyone is long past over this…but for some reason I am still thinking about it…what do you mean by dirty?

        Collusion- an agreement for a deceitful purpose

        Can’t wrap my head around how getting a basically worthless player back in the deal is ok…maybe because he asked about the morals and ethics…I don’t know…it’s certain a good strategy, and dumping closers you don’t need is clearly ok…so, how is this not an agreement for a deceitful purpose? Help me please…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think it’s deceitful because it’s making a lesser team better, and both teams are agreeing to it, assuming there are two different owners making the trade and not one guy owning two teams… I can understand why the top team wants the lesser team to get saves, what I’d want to know is why does the lesser team want Kenley if not just to screw me… I’d ask them point blank why do they hate me and seek ways to lessen my chances at victory… If I didn’t like the answer, I’d sledgehammer their El Dorado and not be in a league with them again…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: See, to me, I don’t blame the lesser team…I’m assuming that they are trying to make the money/playoffs, etc…My question is it ok for the first place team to blatantly dump off for no return…assuming that there are better bats than Lucas on the waiver wire…feels like market manipulation to me…again, it’s good strategy…but, is it morally right?…like earlier…Rudy giving him Trout back…if Rudy wanted Trout, it was bad strategy, Braun clearly came with more risk…but it was the ethically right thing to do…speaking of Rudy, any chance Rudy drives an El Dorado?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If the lesser team is not completely out of it and needs this closer to get into contention, then I see no problem with it at all… The top team is killing two birds with one stone… I don’t see the Rudy thing similarly… Pianowski starting complaining when it was still his turn to draft that he couldn’t click the draft button on Trout… He asked me to freeze the draft, but I didn’t know how so before Rudy even drafted we decided Rudy’d take Trout and trade him to Pianowski… That’s a faulty software issue more than anything… Rudy’s math skills are directly inverse to his driving… If you see Rudy on the road, get off the road… So, luckily, no El Dorado…

              • Yeah, I am a pretty bad driver and drive an El Hondo.

                Granted, it would’ve been more of a ‘evil’ move to NOT trade Trout for Braun then it is a ‘nice’ thing I did do the trade. But if I’m the evil empire, I keep Trout. I didn’t, thus, I’m not the evil empire. Hence, you falsely accused me. People who falsely accuse are evil. So, you’re the evil empire!

    • matt says:
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      @Bert Ernie: I have no problem with it. I’m leading mine and would dump almost every RP right now if I could. (Cuz i hate the guy in 2nd) My deadline is over though. They really hate when looking back on the trades in Apr-may that you made crying that you took advantage of ppl. Funny when their definition of taking advantage was my puig and Crush davis for cargo/dom brown/allen craig. I’d say I lost on that trade.

  35. TheNewGuy says:
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    Speed or sleep (Scooter or Dozier) for MI?

  36. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    I feel the need for some speed. Dyson or Hoes? Thanks.

  37. TheNewGuy says:
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    Chooch over B-Mac?

  38. Dkohn says:
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    Grey your mustache makes Hitter-tron bi-curious, and Michelangelo curse his naked lipped statue, but I got questions!

    So I picked up Erasmo to stream in Houston today, vs JLyles, Stream-o-nator has it at 5.7, how you feel about that?

    I trust Erasmo about as far as I can throw a rock, if that rock was boulder, but looking ahead to the weekend I didn’t see too many great streaming options. I know you pimp out the streamers tomorrow, but is it just me or are the options poorer than usual. Need a little extra help with Kluber, Moore, and Cingrani on the DL.

    Also I’m thinking about rebelling against the crown, would you drop Rajai for Dyson? It’s like the Kansas City 3rd base coach forgot the stop signal!

    Lastly I gotta call you out Grey. Where’s my Ian Desmond love? Dude is steady as rock, and gets his stats in all categories. I trust everything you say ever, and my fantasy team is entirely a Grey creation, but feel your snubbing my boy Desmond a little bit. Therefore I’m gonna show him the love for you…SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DESMOND!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Ha, thanks…I wouldn’t start Erasmo… Go for Dyson… Desmond’s been great, no real reason to mention him, thankfully…

  39. ashtray says:
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    With guys like Jay, Ackley, Grossman, Bonifacio, Eaton, Crisp, Ruf, etc available could you justify cutting Cespedes? I’m in a 12 team H2H 3 OF format with Choo, Craig, Stanton, and Rajai davis as my other OFs.

    Cespedes stats from last 30 days applied over a whole year are:
    78 runs
    66 rbi
    24 hr
    30/156 bb/k
    .257 obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: I wouldn’t drop Yoenis

  40. Goose says:
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    Walker or Cole – this year and beeeeeeyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goose: Cole..Walker

  41. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Quick question. 8×8 league including HR allowed, OBA, K/BB. Strasburg or Darvish for 2014, 2015, 2016?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Strasburg

  42. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Can we start a setback circle? I really need the cougar, not yours, the one in P town to hold this job

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I’m working on a voodoo doll as we speak, I’m going to make it play with my Dr. Freeze doll

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Film it, I want to see that on Youtube…

  43. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    need to drop one, Khris Davis or Dying Viciendo?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: I dropped Viciendo for Avisail, feeling the change is coming and Davis crushes it at home and the Brew Crew starts a home stand tomorrow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t hate that

  44. Big AL says:
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    So I finally dropped Sally Boy for A.J. Pierzynski and he’s been aight. Now I’m having dreams of Perez winking at me and laughing as he hit 4 homers and 13 RBI’s this week. I look on waiver’s and he’s still there. Playoffs start next week. This is why I read your blog. So if shizz go’s wrong I can blame you. Not really I ‘m just double thinking everything like I usually do. I’ll settle down by sunday and be confident in my roster’s again. Picked up Estrada for next week against the Cub’s.

  45. papasmurf says:
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    Is Rudy my long-lost brother? That sounds like something that happens to this smurf every week, about 5 times per.

    Whenever Harvey eventually does TJ, hopefully he comes back as good as he is now. I rather have him start fresh in 2015 than have him come back for a few starts in 2014. Lady Luck has had it in for me ever since I accidentally pooped in her soup but this one I am never gonna forget this one. Gave up Goldy for him and Longoria, and then 3 days later, the bombshell drops. I live in NYC in the human world, I should have heard something beforehand. I was suspicious of the offer, but couldn’t find anything so I accepted.

    Hopefully Stanton makes 25. 8 more to go.

    This Sal Perez kills the inside fastball. If he can learn to lay off the pitches 6 inches outside, he could be a beast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: That Harvey, Longo trade seemed so obvious for you… Crazy how poor your luck is…

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: It doesn’t help me swallow that pill that Longo is hitless in 3 gms since joining my roster. What looked like a good trade at the time turning out to be a disaster.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re out of this year anyway, right?

  46. Jon says:
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    Between Tillman @ BOS, Cashner @ LAD and Kendrick @ CHC, who’s the best start for Ks/possible win? Tillman, right? I know none are great but my opponent had FHer pitch yesterday so I’ve got a decent margin of error with my ratios. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Kendrick

  47. Meyered Through The Bog says:
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    Safe to say that Wil Meyers has hit a rookie wall? 0 for his last 18.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, looks that way

  48. El Guapo says:
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    Im a Stream-O-Nator junkie: For the next days I have: Cole, Griffin, Dickey, Estrada and Milone, but Milone is no longer in the rotation so who do you think its a better option to replace him: Capuano ($12.1) vs SD or Walker ($ ??)@Hou? (13 team league, I leed in ERA, Whip, K but need some W and QS).

  49. John says:
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    I’m in a 5×5 H2H league with Daily changes. I have Kershaw and Lee and a good set of closers giving me a nice ERA/WHIP. So I’m trying to adjust the rest of my staff for W’s and K’s w/o completely killing ERA/WHIP. Is this the right rank for my playoffs – 9/9/-9/22 (I have a first round bye and have tried to project starts where I can – Cain and Kluber are hardest to project):

    Cingrani vCHC, @HOU, @PIT
    Gray @MIN, vLAA, vMIN
    Garza vPIT, @TB, @KC
    Wheeler vWAS, vSF, @PHI
    Kluber @CHW, @KC, vHOU
    Nolasco vARI, vSF, @ARI
    Cain @LAD, @NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Cain, Nolasco, Gray

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I had Cain last since he probably will only get 2 starts w 1 vLAD. Assume my projection of starts is correct and could you tell me 2 pitchers to drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think your projections are right… Cingrani, Kluber

          • John says:
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            @Grey: MLB.com reports Cingrani will start on 9/5. They also report that Kluber will pitch a simulated game 8/31 and his pitching coach said “That might be his last time throwing before pitching for us.” So I just looked at it like a start and projected out from there. Even if I’m off by a day either way, the starts stay the same. So….can you assume I’m right and give me 2 to drop. My assumption will only make an ass out of me not you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…Okay… Lose Garza and Wheeler…

  50. OaktownSteve says:
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    Short day stream heroes today? Don’t like to look against my A’s but Bartolo is iffy so I’m looking at Don Kelly and Dirks. Also hunching on Luke Duda.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      And a little Sean Rodriguez in the mix.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gamble already got Dirks

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’m in on Dirks too – 4/5 w/ HR vs Bartolo. Plouffe (5/20 w/ 3 HR vs Chen), Franklin (3/6 w/ HR vs Lyles), and Ruggiano round out my streamers today.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Big Magoo:

        Plouffe is taken.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Ruggiano has been white hot over the past two weeks or so. Solid against lefties too. I’d take a look at him if available.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Big Magoo:

            Thanks for the tip, bud. Squeezed him in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Rollins and his DNPs are killing me… I feel like giving Dirks a dance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I just dropped Rollins for Don Kelly…Ha

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Tis the season to cut ties with old flames and lames. I need to fill out a squad every day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I need a prayer hexagonal for LL Donkey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, I overtook Rudy, if only for one day

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I think you’ve definitely managed the heck outta that team second half. You’re well positioned. Like your chances. I’m gonna hooky some work today and watch the A’s with Lady Oaktown. Making breakfast and listening to Ray on the pre game show.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like a wonderful afternoon, enjoy!

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Sounds like a good day. Enjoy.

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Did you see Moss’ steal? Was it a straight steal or a botched hit-and-run? Dude is doing everything for my teams lately.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Big Magoo: somehow he was open in 11 team roto, maybe due to it going from 14 team to 11 last week, i picked him up to fill roster today, will keep until no longer hot.

      • Prezi says:
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        @Grey: Rollins hot streak, comin up! Thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

    • gareth says:
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      @OaktownSteve: hunching on a Duda sounds a little dirty.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @gareth:

        Crossed my mind.

  51. Canadian Beards Keep us Warm says:
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    Grey,

    Need some pitching advice:

    I’m in second in a big money pool shallow 10 team yahoo. Struggling in ERA/WHIP and slowly losing steam in wins. I have one waiver move left…had to drop Harvey. I don’t want to wait too long to add someone. Who would you suggest to help me with era/whip/wins

    Chacin
    Travis Wood
    Ian Kennedy
    Alex Wood
    Lackey
    Tillman
    Parker
    Lohse
    Halladay
    Wheeler
    Doubront

    Thanks!!

  52. Marv says:
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    Grey,
    Who you drop Lohse for any of these pitchers on the wire ? H2H 10-team keeper
    Niese, Estrada, Vogelsong, Duffy, M. Perez, Ross
    Also have S. Castro – drop for ?
    Jeter, Simmons, Dozier, Drew , cozart, Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada… Cozart

      • Marv says:
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        Grey,
        Uggla is available as well, and I have Castro in the MI position, would you say Uggla>Cozart?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Cozart

  53. Wake Up says:
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    I’m going with the vulture win from Diekman today

  54. gareth says:
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    I did Disneyworld recently. I see these pictures of this build-a-bear looking thing everywhere, and have no idea of the identity or backstory of this new character Disney is pushing so hard to market.

    So I ask a “cast member.” She’s says its DUFFY, Mickeys toy bear.

    He apparently now pitches for the Royals.

    The power of Disney……….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  55. Jay says:
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    Dude that Hanley line is great. Almost made me run to Denny’s. but then I remember I lived in NJ and we have MUCH better diners than that.

    Altuve is sucking the life out of my team. I have Zobrist at SS. Lowrie and Cozart are available, J-Roll too. I could move zobrist to second and grab a SS. there’s not that much out there in terms of 2B, but are any of these better options than Altuve ROS? not that he has been running much but Altuve sporadically is my SB source. (pathetic) I have Eaton too for steals too but again not as many as I’d like.

    I also have Rizzo who I could dump for some sagnof if needed.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jay:

      Altuve is hurt. Can barely run. I ditched him almost a month ago.

      • Gareth says:
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        @OaktownSteve: All the running he’s done the past few seasons, its the equivalent of his little legs taking him half way around the world. That’s a lot of steps. No wonder he’s hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jersey! Thanks!I’d go Lowrie over Altuve

  56. Tom says:
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    Getting ready for playoffs in 5×5 H2H daily league with 7 pickups/week. I like to stream pitchers when needed so a no day offs, everyday player is a big plus. I could use a few more runs. SB’s would be a bonus. Please give me top 3 of following (games during playoff period in parathesis):

    A. Cabrera (14)
    Swisher (14)
    Grossman (13)
    Yelich (15)
    Eaton (13)
    Walker (14)
    Miller (13)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Yelich, Miller

  57. Gareth says:
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    In honor of Tijuana Walker’s Major League debut:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwe2CIH2Y1I

    Please give 4 minutes of your life to hear this Wonderful Song from a very Underrated band. It’s from the Album “Bring it on.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll listen to it later when I get a chance

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: I know this is not a music site, but its the perfect song to Light a Naughty Cigarette to, then lay back and watch Tijuana pitch.

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Gareth:

      managed to get through the 1st two minutes of it .
      sounded ok .
      would have been better , imo , if the acoustic guitarist
      didn’t think he was the star of the show .

      • Gareth says:
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        @costaricanchata: Just listen to the Album version instead. The one I linked was a live version from a Store opening in the UK.

  58. Jiggy Nits says:
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    I’m started to get worried about Wainwright(11$) in an NL-Only keeper league. Should I try and trade him down the stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get, I wouldn’t be worried

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Grey: Kolten Wong or Evan Gattis for next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither? Wong

  59. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… is Sonny Gray out of the lineup this week??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Frank White says:
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        Oh cause It has him pitching Saturday on Yahoo but he’s not on the stream o nator

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SON doesn’t pull from Yahoo…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: thank god. those new player pages don’t have the log even go back longer than 10 games. Player pages here go back 30, looks like if you want whole season player logs to look for trends/see how long it’s been since somebody hit homer etc. you’ll have to use espn’s player pages. Pretty F’ed up that yahoo thinks they don’t have the internet space to store this info anymore, even though they did a few days ago. I don’t mind the colors like many do, just info suddenly disappearing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya…

  60. You Should Sue Shin-Soo Choo, Shouldn't You? says:
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    Redman allusion made my day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  61. royce! says:
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    Scooter or Ackley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: if you had to pick one of these (less than favorable) two start options for next week, which one?

    erasmo – @ kc, vs tb
    redmond – @ ari, @ min
    straily – vs tex, vs hou

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  63. Hondo says:
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    Anyone know what Puig’s actual transgression was? So glad I got rid of that headcase early after I snatched him off the WW.Got McCutcheon for him and Choo,who I was sitting against LHP anyway.Basically I traded a bad 5th round pick for Cutch.
    Anyway,what did Puiggy do last night?(besides party hard after the game)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t ready of defense, like said above

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: But what does that mean?He didn’t have a lawyer?He wasn’t wearing a cup? He wasn’t carrying a Glock?He was hungover/high and forgot his glove?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was lollygagging and doing some flip catch nonsense when a ball was hit to him

  64. Carnac says:
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    What’re your thoughts on Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Carnac: you’re quick…

  65. Jay says:
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    A hot schmotato gathers no MOSS!!!

    I dumped altuve for Lowrie, but stupid me didn’t get it in on time and missed today’s stats. but I have Moss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: and some SAGNOF from the big man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  66. Wake Up says:
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    I heard Zunino started rehab games…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: iknowright…too bad you haven’t seen Rodney’s “awesome new thing”…I’m in a bit of a haze today…just found out last night that my ex blew Chicago…

        • Prezi says:
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          @Wake Up: now youve come to find out, my nickname is Chicago… Sorry wake…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Prezi: Nah…I knew about that one…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Were they singing “Look away” during?

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: not sure…I had the tape on mute while I watched…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Probably for the best…

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Wake Up:

          the band or the city ?

  67. ryan says:
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    Best streaming option for tomorrow:

    Stults @ LAD
    Santiago @ BOS
    Mcallister @ DET
    Peacock vs. SEA
    Peralta vs. LAA

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Peacock or Wily…Flip a coin or go by the Stream-o-Nator…I’d prolly go Peacock…

  68. Black & White says:
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    Fucking wow. Never thought Scherzer and king Felix would combine to cost me regular season first place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not pretty

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: Loving it but it’s because I own zero shares of them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too

  69. Mike says:
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    Grey,

    Need some pitching advice:

    I’m in second in a big money pool shallow 10 team yahoo. Struggling in ERA/WHIP and slowly losing steam in wins. I have one waiver move left…had to drop Harvey. I don’t want to wait too long to add someone. Who would you suggest to help me with era/whip/wins

    Chacin
    Travis Wood
    Ian Kennedy
    Alex Wood
    Lackey
    Tillman
    Parker
    Lohse
    Halladay
    Wheeler
    Doubront

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  70. SF1966 says:
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    Holding Hunter for Saves. You think he has a shot?

    Down to 10 moves rest of season. Would like to add Miller and/or A Garcia…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he has a shot for saves…

      • SF1966 says:
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        @Grey:

        With the Miggy news and no bench bats, I probably need to lose Hunter or Sonny Gray. I hate losing save opps, but I also hate Vandy…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hunter

  71. OaktownSteve says:
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    M Cabrera hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh oh

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Pulled up lame between 1st and 2nd. Looked like lower hammy or calf

        • Jay says:
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          @OaktownSteve: i read a report it was the left hip again…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Jay: Abdominal injury,day to day.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Hondo:

              Grabbed his leg when he slid. But the interwebs say what you say.

              • Hondo says:
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                @OaktownSteve: No,I said what the interwebs said.LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  72. costaricanchata says:
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    now that they achieved some measure of success ,
    i went to the stream machine to check on the projected values
    of my two pick-ups :
    chen +4.4
    torres -3.1

    sure glad that i waited until now to check .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice streams!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that gonna be my first dance request?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: dude, weren’t not dancing….on the ceiling!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You just flip the switch up and Lionel Richie up my world?

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: Hello Mr. Albright

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hello, Mr. Hate…. So formal…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: is it me your looking for?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I can see it in your eyes…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Chin like an ironing board.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve seen chins used to help fold but never iron… Is this an NZ expression?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Nice image…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: it’s getting hot over here

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s like two midgets hanging from my necklace…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: thats a disturbing image

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I got L.J. Hoes in different area codes

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: he doesn’t look fat

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So I listened to the video you posted, is that the Wu Tang sample? Can barely hear it…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: It’s someone doing an instrumental of CREAM, he does the whole chambers album instrumental

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If it didn’t list what it was doing, I would’ve had no clue what song that was and I’m very familiar with that record

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: but it sounds good and makes some great “setting the mood” music

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Kinda crazy how brilliant that this song does work with the other layers to become the song that we all know…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve been listening to it with a candle and a glass of wine

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And a glock… It’s so gangster romantic…

  73. Hondo says:
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    Morse claimed off waivers by the Orioles.It’s almost like he’s home.In that park with real fans,I wish I had room for him.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo: Not a done deal yet,revocable waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…

  74. Moose Out Front says:
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    “Homer Bailey – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks. Say it with me…sonavabench!”

    indeed, Dr. Grey, indeed

    good stuff as per usual

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • @Moose Out Front:

      Eh I started him. Every time I bench a guy he does well so I just stopped over-thinking things.*

      *Starts in Colorado not included.

  75. (not so) Humblebrag of the day, I have a 3.03 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with this pitcher draft:

    51 Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
    94 Jake Peavy, Bos SP
    123 Joe Nathan, Tex RP
    142 Sergio Romo, SF RP
    147 Greg Holland, KC RP
    166 Jarrod Parker, Oak SP
    171 Homer Bailey, Cin SP
    219 Phil Hughes, NYY SP
    262 Bobby Parnell*, NYM RP
    286 Jonathan Broxton*, Cin RP
    291 Johan Santana*, NYM SP

    I only have two of those starters still on the team (Homer Bum)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pitching’s such a crapshoot…

  76. Titsburgh Feelers says:
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    Jorge de la Rosa or ya boy Marco Estrada ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My boy

  77. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Scherzer got rocked, but at least I started Moss against him. Bittersweet.

    Why did I drop Venable for Khris Davis? Fudge!!! I also sat Davis for his 2-homer game.

    I read an article on Fangraphs the other day regarding innings pitched limits in leagues and how it’s smart to get all your innings before mid September hits. Their reasoning behind it was some guys will start getting rested for the playoffs and their starts will be pushed back and other pitchers may have their own innings cap. Thoughts?

    Would you rather be the guy with +10 games projected at your offensive positions and +50 IP projected going into September, or have room to make up in counting stats with projected games and innings closer or below zero? I’ve always been the latter. But now I’m wondering if I’m doing this all wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s ludicrous to get all your IP before Sept.

  78. Gareth says:
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    This is totally my reaction to all the Elite pitchers (as a Felix owner, I suffered too) getting bombed yesterday:

    http://justcuteanimals.com/post/3298

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Gareth:

      ok , i just gotta ask .
      are you a woman ?
      i certainly don’t mean any offense by this ,
      but with all the cute animals and all ….
      or maybe , it’s all prompted by that brooke discussion the other day .

      • Gareth says:
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        @costaricanchata: Only Women can like Cute Animals?

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Gareth:

          according to your link ,
          11,598 people like cute animals .
          not all are women , to be sure .
          but am guessing that 90% are .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw…

  79. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    chasing wins and got a little over-ambitious .
    to go with price , darvish and gee ,
    i picked up : walker , buehrle and delgado
    for tomorrow .

    since saves are also important :
    am playing brothers , farquhar and uehara
    but had to sit gregg , ziegler and holland

    so ,
    start delgado at the cost of one of my 3 remaining closers ?
    (8 total pitching spots , but 2 must be rp ‘s)

    + 6 wins will net me 5 roto points
    +3 saves will net me 2 points .

    thanking you , in advance .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I wouldn’t start Delgado

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @costaricanchata: Think I can catch you by the end of the season?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: No.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        the question above was for my 12 teamer .

        in couch manager’s , i have an 0 for 4 going … with only lucroy and miller left .
        i think chum (slew , on here) has had that league locked up since the
        end of may , so am playing for next year (again) , i guess .

        did i tell you that i finally met Ivar (planet 10) .
        caught a game at camden yards .
        not only does he really exist , but ,
        nice guy too , despite his football proclivities .

  80. Nate says:
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    @GREY

    What do you think of this trade 12 team keeper league Roto
    I give Marte, Gio Gonzalez, and Gattis
    I get Stanton, Bumgarner and Jed Lowry
    which side do you like more and would you say the trade is pretty even?

    thanks!

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @Nate: I’d say the Stanton side wins by a looooooooong shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  81. Papajeansegura says:
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    Pick 2: Jon Jay, Lake, Ruf.. I need your help dude, By the way Stream-o-nator killed it for me with the Charlie Morton pick. and thank god I was working and forgot to bench American Psycho against the Cardinals. just wanted to mention how much I like the site and I’m sticking with you guys for Football advice.

  82. Jay says:
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    Drop rizzo for Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  83. SteveNZ says:
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    Yay for Holland!

    Thought I’d bring it down here where there’s more room (emoticon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and now we need a Melancon save or cheap win…Yay or nay? Yay…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Perez save or win for me. Him and Holland the only active pitchers I have in the RCL today.

        Dumped MRs to load up a bit on hitters. High hopes for Ackley, Wallace and Schafer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I probably should’ve, but I’ve fallen in love with Siegrist and Paco Rodriguez

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Oh – I couldn’t part with Siegrist. Hush your mouth!

            I did drop Paco though. I love him too, but when you think about it, by chopping and changing regularly you can replicate his stats.

            *whispers so royce! doesn’t hear* Obviously I’ll try to pick him back up

            • royce! says:
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              @SteveNZ: Yeah, you better watch out, Steve, I’m breathing down your neck in the standings…I have really strong breath, evinced by its ability to travel 30+ points…ugh.

              Still early!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Yeah, you’re right, I could probably find Paco elsewhere in the RCL, just wasn’t feeling a whole lot of corner men pick ups today, which is the only places I had room… And MI…

  84. SteveNZ says:
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    Dirks. What a waste of a pickup that was.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went with LL Donkey which didn’t do much…

  85. royce! says:
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    Still down with my losing Yelich for Lake? I had put it off due to some DL shenanigans, and now I’m afraid that I’ll need Lake later, considering Miggy’s fragility and Lake’s 3B yahoo eligibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d go to Lake… Tomato-tomahto really, depending on your position needs…

  86. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Sup Grey. So I’m already far enough behind in AVG and OPS that I’m willing to sacrifice those categories. Need to keep my lead in Runs, HRs and RBI. Stick w/ Rizzo and Myers? Other options would be Carter, Dominguez, Francisco, Middlebrooks, Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez over Rizzo, Moss over Myers

      • ryanjoe13 says:
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        @Grey: Thx Grey. Dominguez > Moss if you had to rank? U see Moss starting everyday now or still sitting vs lefties?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not an everyday starter, he should still be owned

  87. Frank White says:
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    Someone dropped danny Duffy… Is he a must own through the playoffs?? I have a buy week next week but the only person I can drop is Sonny Gray or my 2nd RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gray over Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  88. SteveNZ says:
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    A-Ram’s carcass is still twitching and no mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, indeed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro!

  89. Wake Up says:
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    Damnit! Vargas was great!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw that and thought you… Doh…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: That’s alright…I’ll take a good start on the bench over a bad start, started everytime…that’s not a close call for me…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: You have Erasmo going?
            You think Frieri is back in the closer role?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do think Frieri is back… I don’t have Erasmo going…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: Nice…I grabbed Frieri and do have Erasmo going…was looking for a circle…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I can circle with you without him going for me… I want you to do well…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: anybody who spends all day trying to help people is ok in my book…..oh, and dick and balls and jokes and farts…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Fart jokes back at ya

                    • Prezi says:
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                      @Wake Up: i blew chunks last night…

                      No thats not okay… You dont understand…. chunks is my dog.

  90. bossmanjunior says:
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    Crap…I was hoping I could hold onto Gallardo for my playoffs but just saw he has a pretty bad ROS schedule. Faces the pirates next during my bye week but then faces the Cardinals twice, Reds and Braves. Drop him for a favorable streamer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  91. Dave says:
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    Ackley or B Roberts at MI? Have Beckham there now.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ackley

  92. John says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  93. Matt says:
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    At this point, I can go Ruiz over Wieters right? not a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need/want average

  94. SteveNZ says:
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    Wallace!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Schafer, however.

      Crap.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Should have started Tilman. Even in a 14-teamer it seemed to risky.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, pretty surprised by his start

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: He’s won 15 games!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, insane

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice batty call

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Man, I am hurting for steals so bad in the RCL. Marte going down has killed me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No Dyson? Rajai? Campana? Young?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Owned. Owned. Had him and dropped him for today. Owned.

            Florimon a possibility…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha… Well, no asking on RCL so I’ll just say wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Wasn’t a question. Was a statement of fact.

                Though I’m unsure of the legal standing of an ellipsis.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

  95. SteveNZ says:
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    So glad I never dropped Medlen which, in a 10-teamer, I had every right to do…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely… Good hold

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i’m surprised i was never able to stream him when guys like Gee/Porcello/Salazar/ were available.

  96. hondo says:
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    Now JUpton is day to day after getting hit in the hand by a pitch(xrays negative).Figures,he was 2-2 and showing a pulse.Oh well,scooch on over on that bench Cano.

    Khris lives another day on my roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  97. SteveNZ says:
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    Manage to cool Ackley off…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was you huh?

  98. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Playoffs start next week. Here’s my squad. You should have this damn thing memorized by now I’ve posted it so friggin’ much.
    10-team, H2H, 5×5
    c-Pierszinski
    1b-Cuddyer
    2b-Hill
    3b-Longoria
    ss-Reyes
    of-Werth,Jennings, Choo
    util-Byrd
    util-Alex Gordon
    bn-Rizzo
    sp-Kershaw, Minor, Bailey, Ryu, Jose Fernandez, Garza, Quintana
    rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland
    dl-CarGo, Moore
    n/a-Braun

    I hate having bench bats and I want as much pitching as I can get for the playoffs. When Moore comes back, Jennings is getting dropped. But when CarGo comes back, who gets dropped to make room? Is it Rizzo, who I wanted to keep as a possible keeper for next year? Marlon Byrd? Or do I take a real chance and drop Cuddyer and plug Rizzo into 1B and just pray. I felt a little silly typing that last sentence out. Also, Will Venables is available, pick him up in anyone’s place?

    Also, can you rank these guys for the rest of the season?
    Taijuan Walker
    Charlie Morton
    Dillon Gee
    Jose Quintana

    Thanks a ton, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Byrd for Rizzo, you have no way to get Venable in your team… Gee, Quintana, Walker… No problem

  99. Carnac says:
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    When Chris Carter was a boy, playing baseball in the backyard, and the kid next door would pretend to throw the ball but not let go, he’d swing every time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… The ol’ Lucy got football trick…

  100. BrewerFan says:
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    @Grey

    I have Wieters at Catcher, but with Sal Perez getting hot would you drop any of the following and keep both catchers?

    Halladay, Estrada, Gallardo, Haren. Or Should I drop Wieters for Perez and hold on the pitchers?

    • BrewerFan says:
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      @BrewerFan: Actually which 2 should I drop. I still havent taken Halladay off my DL so Ill need to drop 2 to make room on the roster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • BrewerFan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Gallardo

  101. Dani says:
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    Who would you rather have for the next 2 weeks?

    Doubront
    Duffy
    Hughes
    Nicasio
    Mcalister
    Guthries

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront
      Duffy… But I don’t know their schedules…

  102. SteveNZ says:
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    In the 10 team keeper where we count AVG and OBP, would I be crazy to keep Castro at catcher and move V Mart to CI?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Alternative is to put Panda at CI…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Panda’s heated up, so I’d go with him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy at all

  103. hondo says:
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    This is weird not having any games on, my circadian rhythm will get whacked out if I crash too early.I’ve heard of these things called “books” that I’ve been meaning to try.
    Speaking of which,are you back on the left coast now Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, flew back on Tuesday… Books? Huh?

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah you know-Ball Four,Moneyball,Even The Browns,The Natural-stuff like that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Dreyfuss Affair was great…

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey: First I’ve heard of it-the Amazon reviews are great.I ordered a used hardback copy for $5.51,should be here during my bye week.Thanks for the heads up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Awesome!

  104. MB says:
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    I have 21 innings i need to use from a waiver guy

    who you want? quality starts, wins, Ks matter

    Doug Fister, Danny Duffy, Wheeler, Jon Niese, Marco Estrada, or J Parker?

  105. MB says:
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    I have 21 innings i need to use from a waiver guy

    who you want? quality starts, wins, Ks matter

    Doug Fister, Danny Duffy, Wheeler, Jon Niese, Marco Estrada, or J Parker?

  106. Dani says:
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    SON kinda likes Lincecum tomorrow at Arizona. You like him there?

  107. Ambreen says:
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    Who am i keeping next year in 11 teamer?

    freeman or granderson

    other guys are

    braun
    cano
    jose f
    bautista

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