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Nick Castellanos a ti, Nick Castellanos a ti, Nick Castellanos a ti… Oh, sorry, I didn’t here you walk in.  I was just singing Happy Birthday in Spanish with a Greek player’s name to anyone that was born on September 2nd.  I’m glad you’re here.  Sit down.  You just sat down on the birthday cake.  Okay, forget that now.  This weekend rosters expanded, and with it the promise of a greater tomorrow.  Yay, Billy Hamilton is going to steal 78 bases in September.  Nick Castellanos will hit 12 homers and fix this gaping hole in my lineup I call, “Josh Hamilton Sucks.”  All of the guys called up will be great (no, they won’t, but some may).  It doesn’t mean they will be great immediately or even have the playing time to succeed this year.  In keepers, obviously you pursue these players hard and fast like you’re Gosh Johnson, Josh’s porn star brother.  In redraft leagues where you are desperate for SAGNOF, I’d grab Billy Hamilton now.  If you have an open spot in your lineup and Hamilton isn’t playing, I’d still insert him and watch him get a steal in a pinch running appearance.  Nick Castellanos is another ball of fruit — a melon ball, if you will.  If he doesn’t have playing time, he adds nothing for redraft leagues.  I will reiterate what Prospect Scott said yesterday, “I like his former teammate, Avisail Garcia, better and Grey is an idiot.”  Okay, I will only reiterate the first part of that.  In redraft leagues, you don’t want someone who will be great next year, you want someone who is swinging a hot bat right now.  Now, go clean the cake off your ass.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Cabrera – Uh-oh.  Now’s the time on Sprockets when we worry.  Could a guy that seems like he doesn’t take very good care of himself be hurt?  It seems so, and not just the day-to-day variety.  If Miggy hits the DL, Castellanos could see time at 3rd base for two weeks, which would make him more attractive, but I’d still prefer someone who was actively hot schmotato’ing.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  To get Verlander’s, um, spirits up prior to the game, Kate Upton paid him a visit and it must’ve worked.  Finally, an B.J. Upton that is helping fantasy owners this year.

Joaquin Benoit – 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  It was a tied game not a save situation, and Benoit should still be locked into the closer role, but after pitching Saturday and Sunday, Leyland may go to Veras or Rondon for the save today.  Just giving a little how’s your father to you save vultures.

Danny Salazar – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Tigers.  So, basically, the only start Salazar didn’t look great in was the one where I streamed him.  Ain’t that a kick in the babymaking apparatus?  He gets the Mess next and the Stream-o-Nator rightfully loves it.  I think there’s a tad more risk to that start than SON is letting on.

Wei-Yin Chen – 4 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  If the start before where he gave up eight runs in three-plus innings wasn’t a clear enough sign, this lame-brained start came against Not Your Slightly Older Brother’s Yankees.  I have a new hyphenated first name for Chen, Control-alt-delete.

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 28th homer.  Hotdamn Jones!

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  For where you had to draft him, you did well with Hardy.  No mystery there.

Michael Morse – 2-for-4, 1 run.  On Saturday, JayWrong did onto Morse going to the O’s as he’d do onto all single mothers if given a chance.  I agree with him, Morse gets a boost in value in Camden with a lineup that wouldn’t be embarrassed to list itself on LinkedIn.  I still am not going out of my way to own Morse until he’s proven that he is hitting.  Yesterday, was a good first step.

Michael Cuddyer – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (10), hitting .328.  Watch out, Chris Johnson, there’s a new boring name making a run at the NL batting title!  Just joshing, Cuddyer’s been more than adequate for where you had to draft him.  Damn, if it hurts me to say, but he’s been downright valuable.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a steal.  If you use the Hitter-Tron, you enjoyed this game by Dickerson, because, for whatever reason, Dickerson is to the Hitter-Tron what Capuano is to the Stream-o-Nator.

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (17).  His slam and legs comes with generous helping of Sriracha.

Chris Heisey – 4-for-4 with four singles.  The Charley Lau cycle!

Justin Morneau – 1-for-3.  The Concusstador landed in Pittsburgh.  I just want to pinch the Pirates’ cheeks with their ‘almost-making-a-splash’ moves.  If they didn’t already own Neil Walker, they would’ve traded for him to follow up on Morneau and Byrd.  Morneau in Pittsburgh doesn’t really change his value much.  PNC favors pitchers, he’ll see more pitchers that he’s not as familiar with and there will be less people saying hello to him that he doesn’t remember, which always just freaked him out.  That’s a push, negative and positive.  I’d bid on him aggressively in NL-Only leagues because there won’t be anymore players coming into the NL worth bidding on.

Joe Kelly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Member how in 1998 people were enamored by McGwire and Sosa?  Weren’t too many people talking about steroids, but it’s obvious looking back now.  I think there’s a similar thing going on with some of the Cardinal pitchers.  The Cardinal pitchers use black magic.  Go ahead, pfft now.  You’ll see.  Looking back in fifteen years you’ll be like, “Of course, Joe Kelly wasn’t that good.  You can see David Copperfield in the back of the dugout in this one replay.”

Brett Oberholtzer – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.79 ERA.  At some point, the Regression Fairies are gonna show up at his doorstep with a free pass for a day spa and a whooping on his ratios, but he goes to O.co next and could see taking the risk in some leagues.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, 2.92 ERA.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp, SLURP!

Alex Presley – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Went the other way in the Morneau trade.  Anyone who has read this site for a Urban Dictionary minute, which is a long time, knows I have much love for Presley.  He could be a cheap 10-homer, 20-steal-guy over the course of the season.  For now, I’d look at him like everyone else — only own if hitting.  With that said, he did hit yesterday and from the leadoff spot.  I’m eyeing him like a cyclops with a monocle and don’t be surprised if I grab by the time you’re done…reading…this…blurb.

Josmil Pinto – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he fills in for Mauer at catcher.  A young Josmil, tougher than Nigerian hair, Josmil, Josmil, Josmil…Or whatever it is that Lil’ Wayne says in that song.  Actually, I’m not sure Lil’ Wayne says anything in any song.  Pinto showed some pop in the minors, and doesn’t look to be a lemon.  He’s worth adding in AL-Only leagues because I’m assuming Mauer will take over at 1st base with The Concusstador leaving.  Some sorta decree must’ve came along that the Twins need to have a concussed first baseman.  If I were the Twins, I’d look into changing that 180 decrees.

A.J. Pierzynski – Pinch-hit solo shot, his 16th homer.  Ugh, save that for Thursday’s sort schedule day!

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer.  If you had the means to platoon Moreland and, say, Chris Carter or Brandon Moss this year, you would’ve cobbled together a solid Frankenstein corner infielder.

Josh Hamilton – Out with a migraine and a sore shoulder.  Or this is elaborate product placement for dandruff shampoo.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting near .300 in the last week with two homers.  I find myself liking Angel outfielders more than I should — Bourjos, Shuck, Calhoun.  It could be the Trout effect.  He makes everything better.

J.B. Shuck – 1-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting over .350 in the last week.  Like any great jazz man, Jive Bug Shuck has sprung up an extemporaneous hot streak that’s well worth looking at if you need runs, average and a black tar-induced coma.

Ernesto Frieri – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 Ks and the save.  Going almost two innings yesterday could explain why Frieri was giving up runs until recently.  He didn’t want The Sciosciapath bringing him in the 6th inning for saves.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer to go with his 32 steals.  I Mr. Bungled quite a few things this year, but my biggest craux pas — which is a portmanteau of crap and faux pas — was saying to unload Gomez after his cold April.  As our Latin American readers would say, mea culpa.

Matt den Dekker – 2-for-3 and his 1st home run and it was an upper dekker!  Not really.  He also chipped in a steal on Saturday and I like a guy that comes up and immediately tries to prove why he should be on the team.  I’d start to grab him in deeper leagues, and watch closer in shallow ones.

Emilio Bonifacio – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBIs and two more steals (22, 23).  Damn, that is sexy.  Is it just me or do you want to make love to his SAGNOF?

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4, 1 run and two more steals (28, 29).  Right now feels slow on the SAGNOF save front.  Not a whole lot of closers are changing hands.  But on the SAGNOF steal front, it’s been a crazy time, right?  Three weeks ago, you would’ve never guessed Dyson would be winning you leagues.

James Shields – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.03.  Still not having as great a season as his ERA would indicate, but unless you play in a league where appearances matter, who cares?

Matt Kemp – Will continue his rehab past Monday at an undetermined location.  What’s with the secrecy?  Is he an NSA leak?  Will he be playing simulated games from the Ecuadorian embassy?

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.78.  There were some questions in the preseason about his health, then Carlos Quentin tried to pee in our Greinke Fanta and call it lemonade, but, overall, I’m loving Greinke again and has easily lived up to my preseason expectations.  Long live Greinkes!

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer.  Too bad Mattingly didn’t have as much luck disciplining his ex-wife.

Tyson Ross – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Yay, super, who cares, he gets the Rockies in Petco next time out, and I’m already marking that down on my iCal as a possible stream.  Right, Siri?  “There are two Ross Dress For Less’s in your area.  Please set aside six hours to go through their ‘folding.’”

Kyle Kendrick – 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Cubs.  It looked like a solid matchup on paper, but it turned into a solid on toilet paper.

Darin Ruf – 1-for-3 with his 12th homer.  You ever get sad about dropping players that did really well for you?  Well, snap out of it! *Cher slap*  No, I am sad that I think I’m gonna have to drop Domonic Brown for Ruf.  I have this sinking feeling Brown’s just not gonna be right until an offseason of rest.  BTW, someone should do a mashup of Mask and Moonstruck where Cher says “Snap out of it” to Nick Cage, then slaps him and the slap transforms him into Rocky Dennis.

Michael Young – The Dodgers acquired him for Rob Rasmussen.  Great real baseball move, a meh fantasy baseball move.  Actually, if you were in a league deep enough where Rob Rasmussen was owned and you traded him for Young, this would be a great fantasy baseball move, too.  Just doesn’t do much for Young’s fantasy value.  He’ll split time at 1st and 3rd.  Hopefully not in the same inning or that would really slow things down.

Felix Doubront – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the White Sox.  Not quite what De La Soul meant by Potholes in My Lawn, but this is what I take it to mean in a fantasy context.  I was going to stream Doubront, but I decided against it…Ah…Another pothole in my lawn.  Okay, it needs work.

Shane Victorino – Left yesterday’s game with a hip contusion.  Aloha is Hawaiian for hello, goodbye and ‘Ow, my hip hurts.’

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies brought brie wrapped in puff pastry to your Breaking Bad viewing party and then they defecated on your ratios.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  Member how excited you were for him in the preseason?  As they say in the Gulden’s factory, you can’t muster some of that up.

Yusmeiro Petit – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Yusmeiro is usually known for its overpriced sushi and beautiful view of Los Angeles– Wait, that’s wrong.  Yusmeiro is known for being a 5-plus ERA pitcher in 200+ major league innings.  There, that’s right.

Hunter Pence – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  He hit that homer with the hustle of a man six inches shorter and the awkwardness of a teenager with seventeen more face pimples.

Alexei Ramirez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, and two steals (28, 29).  I’d trust him to repeat this season next year about as far as I can throw him, and, since he’s skinny and I can bench press about 450 lbs., I can throw him a few feet, but still not enough to draft him.

Coco Crisp – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer and a slam & legs on Saturday.  Coco Crisp is fortified!

A.J. Griffin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Whatevs!  Did you see Sonny Gray (6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks) on Saturday?  Why is a guy named Gray so beautiful?  I ask me that shizz every single day of my life!  Oh, and Gray gets the Asstros next.  Sign me up for that quicker than intramural broom hockey, snitches!

Nate Eovaldi – 8 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.40.  He’s gonna definitely be on my radar for next year, but for this year, I’d…tread lightly, Hank.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th steal.  After he stole 2nd base, Yelich stood up and screamed, “I’ve felt my 4th boobie!”

Alex Wood – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER vs. the MIA Marlins.  Damn, that’s just cold.  I mean, were all those other quality starts just setting me up to get mollywhopped?  Did he not even exist before he was called up?  Is this all a fantasy baseball Inception-like dream?  Should I have been watching Wood pitch while in a falling van?  Please, someone give me the answers!

Delmon Young – Rays called him up.  Delmon Young said, “I’m glad to be back in Florida where I have roots.  Notice how I didn’t say ‘I’m glad to be back in Florida where I have Yentls.’”

  1. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Lance Lynn applied for some of that Cardinals Black Magic and ended up receiving Fat Magic instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  2. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey, pile in your delorian and travel all the way back to June 2013 and reverse your advice on trading Greinke. Really wish I still had that fucker on my team. He sucked a few starts in a row before I traded him and he’s been dominant ever since then. Still own him on one team, but I just know I’m going to end up facing him in the playoffs in a couple of weeks in the league I dealt him.

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @letsgobravos: I traded him for Kuroda in an H2H and was so happy to get rid of him. Just like you, ever since he can’t lose and has had at least 2-3 two-start weeks and Kuroda is looking old.

      I traded Greinke last year right before he started dominating for the Angels after being pathetic. The dude is frustrating.

      • Harris says:
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        @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: the dude is a top 10 pitcher in baseball.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: I traded him for K. Jansen. Not bad overall but it was the week he had 16 scoreless innings 16Ks 2W 7 MOB. Just so happens that week in my league high score wins $100. Lost by 7.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  3. costaricanchata says:
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    read your blurb on corbin … “… defecated on your ratios.”
    and then wondered why patio and ratio don’t rhyme .
    no answers … just questions .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  4. goodfold2 says:
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    even though i’ve owned him all year in 16 teamer, and every day wonder about how the reason i’m finally hitting as many rbi’s as runs is likely aramis alone (doing more than what where i drafted him, by a little); until replacing dom with him right now i didn’t know exactly how hot he has been last 2 weeks or so. DAMN! So I grabbed aramis over ruf in 10 teamer. it seemed correct. now gotta hope victorino (just going crazy lately) and jackson are healthy. Myers producing again would be nice, but Choo’s back, anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  5. goodfold2 says:
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    in 16 teamer i’m only 2 out of 3rd place (with 5th very likely locked up in reality, if not mathematically); both 3rd and 4th place teams have to play decent teams, so i can very easily move up to 3rd, which would play team 3 from before (the best option for me), not only that we reseed (why would anybody not reseed?) so getting third could give me more chances at not having to play the best 2 teams till the finals, and hopefully they get knocked off by then. anyway, opp has only 7 starts this week
    quintana in 2 not great @NYY,@BAL
    chen (used to say the bad chen, but they both suck) vs SEA,vsDET
    wacha (good luck with that) @CIN,vsPIT
    Williams vs TB
    opp also has a LOT of RP (weird since he can only play 6 of these guys a day with our rosters)
    cecil/hunter/clippard/rosenthal/benoit/perez/a.torres/maness/fear the beard (last 3 on bench)

    1.I have a lot more starts (14) (a few not good ones) so i’m thinking i can bench up to 6. which 6?
    morton @MIL
    cole @MIL
    m.perez @OAK
    bailey vs STL (he’s been good at home though)
    erasmo @KC (SON hates his starts this week)
    gee @ATL
    porcello @BOS (this has to be a bench, i think his last bad start of season)
    bailey vs LAD
    morton @STL(i think his last bad start of year)

    with how bad opp’s pitching could be, i may be able to play more, or even less of these, depending on how it works out. This team was in danger of missing playoffs 5 weeks ago, now (with scheduling help) it could move back into third.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, Cole, Erasmo, Porcello, Morton, Bailey vs. St. Louis — Between the last one and Gee as a toss up…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: after dropping smyly (only non-closer reliever, and there are better lately anyway, paco/siegr/carpenter) for billy H, it’s starting to look like Cole could be the drop when kluber comes back (but not on his first start). Unless he looks really good in bad matchup this week course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  6. Chris says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Mike Zunino, Travis d’Arnaud, or Miggy Montero for the final month? Also, would you drop C.J. Wilson for Jhoulys Chacin this week?

    Thanks bro!

    • chunk says:
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      @Chris: who are they playing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero… I’d hold Wilson

  7. Morgan says:
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    Leonys Martin or Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  8. One Man Crusade says:
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    Do I bench Miggy this scoring period? The best available option would be Coco Crisp

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @One Man Crusade: I need an answer to this too! But my fallback is Asdrubal (with Prado sliding over).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a week? I wouldn’t

  9. Frank White says:
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    Morning Brotha… I have a buy week this week for the first week of the playoffs and the guy that I’m most likely going to play next has Miguel Cabrera. Do you think I should immediately pick up Castellanos?? I already used 2 pickups grabbing Brad Miller n dropped Altuve, then grabbed Duffy for the Playoffs over Halladay. So I have 3 add players left so I don’t wanna make any mistakes in case a great some better pitchers might pop up that I might need. That’s why I wanted to ask you about Wood too. Should I keep him?? He has an easy schedule coming up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on both

      • Frank White says:
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        thanks!!!

  10. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Hey Grey:
    Thanks for all the help this year! Playoffs start today and I have a few question marks on my team.
    In a vacuum which 2 of these do you like best for the ROS?
    Leonys, den dekker da bumbaclot, Calhoun, Hoes?

    I just added Schuck and have D.Jennings, who I’m holding because I just can’t quit him.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys, den Dekker…

  11. Frank White says:
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    Oh I forgot to tell you that if I pickup Castellanos then I would have to drop Venable and he’s been hot.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Frank White: don’t drop venable

  12. de nachos says:
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    No worries on the Carlos Gomez advice, jaywrong had you covered back in May.

    “In redraft leagues, I would actually hold for the rest of year.”
    http://razzball.com/bear-or-bull-wake-me-up-before-you-go-go/

    and that’s me quoting him. I dropped him for Dom Brown anyway, so big picture potato potatoe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  13. Matt says:
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    What are your thoughts on wacha’s start this week? It’s playoffs week so I’m leaning towards keeping him on the bench. What do you think?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Matt: He has two starts I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near it, too risky

  14. Nick says:
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    Ruf, Moreland, or Moss ROS at 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  15. madden_curser says:
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    Drop Wheeler for Wacha? Play-offs start this week, but I’m on bye week (1st place). Please rank ROS Samardzija, Wacha, Duffy, Sonny Gray, Martin Perez, Estrada, Wheeler. Matt Moore returning and thinking Wacha over Wheeler. Cut Wheeler and Samardzija and go with Moore & Wacha (or Gray)? Razzball rules!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Perez, Samardzija… I’d go with Wacha and Moore…

  16. RussB says:
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    @Grey: I read your two-start palooza and have a strategy question. I’m in a H2H League. My opponent has cobbled together 9 starts due to two-start pitchers and starting one SP in his RP spot. Am I better off starting better matchups or going with risky 2-starters to to try to even the playing field. My SP are weak to begin with. Here is my staff:

    Minor vs PHI
    Cobb vs LAA
    Colon vs Tex, Hou
    Tillman vs CWS, Cle
    Duffy vs Sea, Det
    Samardjza vs Col
    Nolasco vs Miami
    Wood vs. Phi (could start in my RP. my opponent only closer is Benoit)

    If I started two closers, it’d be Mariano and Perkins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not my post…Scott writes those…Who is the risky 2 start starter you’re thinking of?

      • RussB says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. so far Im leaning towards going with Colon, Tillman and Duffy. All kinda risky in my mind. Then choosing a one-start guy to round out the rotation. It’s the playoffs.

  17. sal says:
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    Greydaddy- thoughts on pitching for the h2h playoff matchup:

    Dan duffy sea, det
    Bud norris:@cle,chw
    Rick porcello @ bos
    Ervin santana @ sea
    Randall delgado : tor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question?

  18. Harris says:
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    A few questions. Wild card round. H2h. First off J.Upton or K.Seager in the Utility spot. Seems like Upton has a bunch of nagging injuries. He’s had 2 miserable weeks in a row. 6 pitchers. Wainwright,Felix and Colon have 2 starts. Colon’s vs Houston and Texas. Gray home vs Houston, AJ vs Houston. Zimmerman @ Philly, Garza @ Angels. McCarthy has 2 starts, and I have Salazar vs the Mets. I’m thinking 3 A’s vs Houston, Wainwright, Felix and Zimmerman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Seager… Wainwright, Felix, Zimmermann, Gray, AJ, Colon

  19. TKilla says:
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    Which two starters do I roll with for tomorrow? Emphasis is only on Wins and K’s

    Gio @ PHI (Ethan Martin)
    Bailey vs STL(Wacha)
    Colon vs TEX (Martin Perez)

    • Q says:
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      @TKilla: Not Colon if you need Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Bailey

  20. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Dyson or Eaton for best overall production?

    12-team roto H2H

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy: or would you rather just drop Jennings and keep Dyson and Eaton?

      Side note: my iPhone autocorrects Dyson to Stain. There’s some irony for you.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha… I’d go with Jennings and Eaton for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  21. OaktownSteve says:
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    I can see me being enthusiastic about Alex Cobb next year. After his complete game loss here on Saturday A’s players and Melvin were raving about him in the post-game. He’s real funky with that weird leg kick. His change looks like one of the best in the game already and he uses it to set everything up. He pitches backwards a lot and more than one A mentioned that he’s tough to guess on because he commands four pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, his peripherals don’t look like he’s had a ton of luck to pitch as well as he has this year

  22. Matt says:
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    Which is the odd man out during Week 23 in my OBP 5×5 h2h playoffs: Gardner (7 home games), Austin Jackson (6 road), Desmond Jennings (7 road), or Giancarlo Stanton (6 road – might miss today as well)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  23. Q says:
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    Worried about Moore tomorrow? Unfortch can’t wait and seein a weekly league. Go with him this week or someone like Dickey, Garza etc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Moore

  24. steve b says:
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    grey you are one of a kind in a world of wannabees .wake up ,read you and laugh my ass off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Wake Up says:
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      @steve b: thanks

  25. Josh Freeman says:
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    I, unfortunately, need a 1B ROS NL only pts league. Slim pickings: Helton or Morrison? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Helton

  26. Pete says:
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    Richards ok to stream tonight in H2H points league playoffs? I currently own him. SON likes him at 8.0 at home against Tampa. Other option is to bench him or drop for Maholm or Thornburg. Max of 4 moves to use this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, stream Richards

  27. AA says:
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    Venable or Garcia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  28. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, 5×5 (W+QS) H2H playoffs:

    Pick 2:
    Parker vsTEX
    Nova vsBOS
    Garza @LAA
    Salazar vs NYM

    Pick 1 (RP eligible):
    Alex Wood @PHI
    Joe Kelly vsPIT

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker, Salazar… Wood

  29. chillmodious says:
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    Grey,

    1. Today only, throw Danny Duffy (vs. Sea, SON $9.3) or Ian Kennedy (vs. SF, SON $12.8)?

    2. In another league… Duffy or Quintana (@ NYY, SON $6.1) or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kennedy 2. Duffy

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  30. chillmodious says:
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    Also…

    Alex Wood: bump in the road yesterday and continue to hold, or use as a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d use as streamer

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Can I get you to look at the above question also? Think you missed it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What above question?

  31. Wake Up says:
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    So now I’m going back again
    I got to get them all somehow
    All the people that we used to know
    They’re an illusion to me now
    Some are professional magicians
    Some are model homebuilder’s wives
    Don’t know how it all got started
    I don’t know what they’re doing with their lives
    But me I’m still on the road
    Heading for another joint
    We always did feel the same
    We just saw it from a different pooooooooooint of view
    Tangled up in Bluth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Is that Getaway, Getaway?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: Dylan is GOB! Just some Poof goofin’…my own personal craux pas…what would be the other half of this portbirdcatteau? Puss in flight? Why don’t you getaway, stay away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Now that you mention it, the resemblance is obvious as a rolling stone in a Google car…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey: hahaha…that I had to mention it, leaves a little pothole in my lawn…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was hoping to figure out what Pothole in my lawn meant by the time I got to the end of the blurb, but I’m not sure I did

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: I posted on my facepage on Wed…”Yo what up my camels? I’m thinking about starting Doubront on Sun…sure enough someone took a bite outta my mind and grabbed him before I could…Potholes in my lawn…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, it does work when you put it like that…

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: craux pas is great! works on so many levels…..

                    where do you think Avasail is drafted next year in 12 teamer?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not until way late… 175-ish at least… He’ll be a sleeper

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: nice…already looking forward to owning Avasail…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s a glorious bastard

                  • Wake Up says:
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                    @Grey: you are…

              • Wake Up says:
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                @Grey: realized steve b was not talking to me…ooops…

  32. Yentils says:
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    mornin greyster
    – 20 teamer – considering a pu of Wacha – starts against Reds on Tuesday – yay or Nay
    tk u sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

  33. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team weekly roto, start 7 pitchers. ERA and WHIP most important.

    Starting Scherzer @ Boston and Bum @ SD and vs AZ

    Other options include:
    Gray vs Hou (SON 12.4)
    Liriano @ Mil (11.2)
    Burnett @ StL (8.3)
    Salazar vs Mets (18.9)
    Garza @ LAA (12.9)

    Please rank top 3 options. Or should I start top 2 and 3 closers (Jansen, Holland, Romo)?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Liriano, Salazar

  34. Nightpandas says:
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    H2h playoff time…..have Myers as my lone bench bat, upside of B Ham over the next 3 weeks worth dropping him or Parra for? (Rest of OF are A Jones, Choo, Puig, Pence)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  35. Commish Cauda says:
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    Pick 2 (H2H-5×5)

    Ludwick: 4vsSTL, 3vsLAD
    Avisail Garcia: 3@NYY, 4@BAL
    Pagan: 3@SD, 4vsARI
    Sandoval: 3@SD, 4vsARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Sandoval

  36. EG says:
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    Dyson, Eaton or Leonys in a 5×5 H2H? Have a slight bias toward steals this week.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  37. Silky says:
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    Which 2 starters do I stream for the week? I only have 2 more adds for this playoff week. Emphasis is only on Wins and K’s

    Wacha vs PIT (Morton) – Not on SON yet
    Straily vs HOU (Oberholtzer) – 14.1
    Salazar vs NYM (Niese) – 18.9
    Niese @ CLE (Salazar) – 6.6
    Estrada @ CHC (Rusin) – 13.6
    Gee @ ATL (Teheran) – 3.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Estrada

  38. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h dynasty league, would you drop gattis for either dyson or dekker? My current catcher is arencibia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dekker

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: what upside do u see from him next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          From who?

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: Oh for dekker

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe 15/15

  39. L-Boogie says:
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    Start A. Garcia (@ Yanks and @ Bal) over Gardner (home vs CHW and Bos) if I need HR and RBI?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  40. Chris says:
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    Crunch time, should i start gallardo or sabbathia? streamonator likes sabbathia but my gut is having strouble with that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Yovani

  41. Adam says:
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    Start Wainwright today @ CIN? I’m leaning no since they’re the ones who blew him up just last week, but it’s tough to ever bench your aces…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  42. papajeansegura says:
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    why do they even have a trade deadline when more trades go on after its over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seemed like there was more after deadline trades this year, but I hear ya…

  43. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Have middlebrooks and viciedo platooning my second UTIL spot (Dyson holds the other), snag B Hamilton or Moreland to platoon instead of Middlebrooks or hold for now?

    • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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      @BoneFace n Harmony: avisail Garcia is still there too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton if you need steals, otherwise hold…

  44. AJ says:
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    Drop Scooter for Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  45. Jay says:
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    Final move of the season and need to make it before rosters close. Hamilton, Walker, Choice, Doubront, Ruf, Morton, Ackley, SImmons, Infante, Gennett other SP help?

    C- Lucroy
    1b – Votto
    2b – Pedi
    ss – Jroll
    3b – E5
    if – Papi
    of- Jones
    of- Ajax
    of- Cutch
    of – Leonys
    ut- Rizzo
    ut- Belt
    bn – Bourn
    bn – Ludwick
    bn – Donaldson
    bn – Headley

    sp – waino
    sp -minor
    sp -latos
    sp – perez
    sp – Gray
    rp – robertson
    rp- Hunter
    rp- uehara
    rp – Aroldis
    rp – Romo
    p- Zimmerman
    p – Niese
    p – Chen
    p -Lester
    dl – Kluber
    dl – Morrow

    Currently in 3rd place and securing first round bye
    Help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons over Ludwick

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: for ROS? No Hamilton or other prospects? For rest of season? No Hamilton or other prospects?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jay: I was helping you back up Rollins in case something happened, but if you wanna risk it with Hamilton, go for it…

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: Thats what I was thinking, but I am so heavy on my offensive bench that I wanted something to make a significant impact.

  46. MB says:
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    Hey man, which 3 P do i sit this week in 5×5

    Frieri
    R Soriano
    Koji
    Romo
    Fister
    C Morton
    Cahill
    AJ Burnett
    Latos
    Cliff Lee
    Quintana
    Iwakuma

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, Cahill, Frieri

  47. Chris says:
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    another question; im torn with miggy in a weekly h2h league, do i bench him for the week and play dominguez or play my cards and hope miggy comes back later this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play Miggy

  48. Al says:
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    weekly league, 6×6(K,W,QS,SV.ERA.WHIP) 2 start albers(tor, @hou), salazar(mets), wheeler(@cle)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  49. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    wow, you took one of the few Cage movies I can tolerate watching and combined it with one of the great inspirational mustache flicks ever, when I think you can’t get in better than inspiring me you come along and change the game again…..

    BTW, I can’t stop thinking about the Tomato-Chorizo soup in the puff pastry, I want it now with cheese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks… It was better than you’re imagining… Still find it hard to believe they can pull it off for 300+ people with the puff pastry, but they said they could…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: damnit, i want it NOW!….I’m so impatient. So when is the Razzball Fequent Commentor win a trip to Grey’s wedding contest?…we can bump Nick off the guestlist

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nick actually said he doesn’t think he can make… The nerve!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: After all the griping on the podcast and he doesn’t want to fly from Canada to SoCal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, right? I don’t get it either…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What’s better than warm weather in November?

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: and free food…is there an open bar?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, definitely

  50. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Should I start cargo over trumbo even though cargo is going against Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Trumbo

  51. Steve Stevenson says:
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    IP limit league, start Waino today after his disaster against CIN the other day? Need W and no more torpedoing of my ratios, but I’m on pace for innings so can afford to skip. SON likes him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  52. Nightpandas says:
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    Ross over Leake for the next couple of weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  53. JFK says:
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    Tough matchups for my rotation today, especially given their recent shakiness – would you sit any of the following?

    Fister @ Red Sox
    Lackey vs. Tigers
    Felix @ Royals
    Masterson vs. Orioles

    Don’t really want any part of the first matchup, but w/Victorino and Miggy out and Lackey pitching reasonably well at Fenway, leaning slightly towards starting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would sit Fister and Lackey

  54. Gareth says:
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    Best Two Starter/s out of these for next week? I’m needing Wins and WHIP and could care less about ERA or K’S.

    Parker, Jarrod SP OAK
    @ MIN Hendriks, Liam SP MIN
    @ TEX Perez, Martin SP TEX

    Lincecum, Tim SP SF
    vs. COL Chacin, Jhoulys SP COL
    @ LAD Nolasco, Ricky SP LAD

    Chacin, Jhoulys SP COL
    @ SF Lincecum, Tim SP SF
    @ ARI Delgado, Randall SP ARI

    Gee, Dillon SP NYM
    vs. WAS Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS
    vs. MIA Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Parker

  55. Skinny Pete says:
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    Does anyone have an update on Jose Bautista? Maybe he’s in Utah training to be a barista? Saul sent him on a trip to Belize?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I haven’t heard anything new… He should be returning shortly…

  56. Wake Up says:
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    Word outta Tampa is Delmon hasn’t seen a dentist in years…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHAHA

  57. Steve Stevenson says:
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    OK for Jim Johnson owners to ditch Hunter, or hold a few more days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ditch him if I needed the room

  58. goodfold2 says:
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    miller or aybar today, neither does Hitter T like, so i’ll bench one and play gyorko at 2nd, with parra or chavez at util. also parra or chavez ( if that dude ever plays)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, Chavez

  59. Jeff says:
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    Should I have cut Chase Headley a long time ago?

    I’m in an OBP league and always thought he’d turn it around at a weak position.

    I picked up Arenado, should Headley go to the bench for the playoffs starting next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve dropped Headley a while ago, I’d lose him now

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jeff: unless you’re in very deep league i would think there’s better waiver options, even as backup.

  60. BookieBob says:
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    Hey internet friend!

    It IS my birthday! Thanks for the shoutout!

    Yes, I know I’m old – I have to go pee way too many times a day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Happy birthday!

  61. goodfold2 says:
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    choo/upton good way to start a week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: maybe we can make believe this is april all over again; so (checking calendar), april 1st is the SAME THING as sept 9th. WOW. Me (from April): dude, i have 3 NL MVP’s at same time on roster: choo/upton/goldy, and that’s without cutch doing much yet. just wait till he wakes up.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Works for me…

  62. AJ says:
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    Ros please..Gray, Gee, Gallardo, Martin Perez, Alex Wood? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Gray, Perez

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: on some teams i have all of those guys, except gallardo (eck)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  63. Swat290 says:
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    Nice write up as always sir. Can Lynn be dropped at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yup, he can

  64. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Repost from Scott’s 2 starter post:

    I’m in a bizarro league where the week is Tuesday through Monday, so my 2 starters are a little different. W, L and QS count. Pick 2 out of: Lester (not thrilled about those matchups), M. Perez (@OAK, v PIT), Delgado (v TOR, @LAD), Cosart (v MIN, @SEA), T Walker (@KC, v HOU), Erasmo, E. Jackson (v MIA, @CIN). Also Nolasco, though I’m terrified of trusting him in Coors in the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Taijuan…

  65. goodfold2 says:
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    hurts to be a st.louisan (that is to say, it hurts to around them, while being one) right now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: be around them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re doing all right this year, nothing to be embarrassed of…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: no i mean, right now, hanging out in a household full of rapid cardinals fans, predicting doom time. They’ve been touched by that magic you mentioned. Kelly? Siegrist’s OBP against? Craig’s batting avg with runners in scoring pos? Carpenter (we knew he was good hitter over here, but this good, nope) top 5 lead off man?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s kinda insane how lucky they’ve been…

  66. goodfold2 says:
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    i know he’s done very little until today, but if chavez keeps playing less than 3 out of 7 days, is frazier better pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would prefer Frazier

  67. ThE sHiT says:
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    Gotta drop one to activate Moore. I have Porcello, Wood, Estrada, Jo-Fer, and Haren to choose from. Who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: if not for last 2 days that questions wouldn’t have even been asked. haren/wood/estrada (esp first 2) F’ing up bad, messed me up at least 1 place per guy.

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Jo-Fer has like 2 or 3 starts left right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think 2 starts, but there’s been no formal announcement that I’ve heard…

  68. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey
    I am looking to fill out my UTIL spots with the best 2 bats ROS
    Which 2 do you like best out of
    L.MARTIN
    JJ.HARDY
    C.CRISP
    A.DUNN
    K.DAVIS
    D.JENNINGS
    A.EATON
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Crisp

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I actually have Martin and Hardy right now. I was thinking of dropping Martin for Crisp as I like the power that Hardy gives me. Would you make that move?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, go for it

  69. stynyr says:
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    Wacha tomorrow v CIN or Chen tomorrow against SEA and Sunday against DET?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  70. Professor X says:
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    this trade was made a week ago in my league. Wil Myers and $4 for Zack Greinke. 2nd place team gets Greinke, 12th place team gets Myers.

    Was this veto worthy? I voted against it but the trade went through.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade sounds fine to me

  71. P Swayz on a horse says:
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    Grey!

    What’s the Razz term for being doped up on Oxy and Valium, finding out that one of your closers was placed on the 60 day DL, immediately dropping him and picking up the guy next in line ….only to find out, when the drugs wore off, that I had read an article that was 3 months old!

    I couldn’t do anything other than laugh my ass off at myself….then take more Oxy and Valium.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! No term, but sounds like you were doped…

      • P Swayz on a horse says:
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        @Grey:

        Thankfully, my league members were sympathetic, and allowed me to correct the blunder.

        *Herniated disks are no joke.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be well! BTW, which closer was it?

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: holy shit, i’m guessing your comissioner has dealt with this before? that’s a sick story.

            • P Swayz on a horse says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

              Year 6 of a Dynasty league…I’m the commish.

          • P Swayz on a horse says:
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            @Grey:

            Perez. Even more ridiculous is that I picked up Pestano…who is NA.

            I must’ve been on another planet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! That’s awesome…

              • P Swayz on a horse says:
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                @Grey:

                On a side note, you’re like the Jack Kerouac of fantasy baseball. Love your stuff man.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks! Your comment was one of my favorites of the last year…

                  • P Swayz on a horse says:
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                    @Grey:

                    I’m glad you feel that way. Coming from me, it was certainly intended to be a high form of praise.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: if you’re comiss i guess it’s nice that your league mates don’t mind your hunter thompsonisms. I have these as well, but they don’t often affect my roster.

                • P Swayz on a horse says:
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                  @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

                  It was a first, and certainly hoping the last. I’m guessing the leagues sympathy only goes so far.

    • Prezi says:
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      Wow, that is fuckin hilarious! We’ve all been there… But that might take the cake!

  72. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    For 9/7 start would you want Salazar @Mets, or Matt Cain coming off DL at home?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @fyodor: seriously, notes from the underground, and brothers karamazov, rock.

  73. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    duffy’s doing pretty badly. alvarez don’t need to pitch good, just drop homers on em.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Duffy’s so wild

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: he’s had 2 guys on with 1 or no outs 3 str innings. got out every time. XFIP don’t like that though.

  74. SMLV1 says:
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    You think Rajai is gonna start running again soon?

    Most steals ROS – R. Davis, L. Martin, EYJ, J. Dyson or B. Hamilton?

    Also, Who will have the better overall stats out of those 5 ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin best stats overall… Dyson most steals…

  75. Nathan says:
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    Would you rather have sandoval or myers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s nasty…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, the pitching is a positive.

        We’ll probably lose Kazmir to the higest bidder in the offseason, plus Ubaldo is 50/50 with an 8 million mutual option.

        Masterson, Salazar, Kluber, Mcallister is a pretty solid foundation to work off if we lose those guys though.

        The Indians need a clean up hitter badly though. A Goldschmidt type bat in the middle of the order would be nice! Oh Never mind, I see Jason Kubel might be available next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Yeah, definitely could use a bat or Santana taking the next step

  76. Gareth says:
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    With Eric Young and King Rajai snapped up in my league, is Schafer in Atlanta worth a speculative grab? He stole 2 bags today, but is he still a crappy part time player (unworthy of a weekly ROTO spot)?

    By the way I’ve got Dyson and Boneface going for week 23. Sagnof Baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Schafer if you need more SAGNOF

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: i’m going all out steals in 11 team roto. in last 8 days or so i’ve picked up marte/other cargo/dyson/boneface; already moved up 4 spots. 11 from next 2 spots.

  77. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Please convince me not to hate drop Felix for being a giant bag of shit at the absolute worst time of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you gotta hold, sorry

  78. Gareth says:
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    Make that 3 bags for Schafer…………………

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Gareth:

      Streamed him today!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Gareth: @OaktownSteve: F*** Schafer and the horse he rode in on. I grabbed him in the RCL when he was in the midst of his previous SB streak. Whilst on my team he did f***-all, actually less than f***-all.

        I then dropped him for another piece I needed. Since I dropped him he has stolen 5 bases (which I desperately need).

        After he stole his 3rd base today, I picked him back up again.

        Almost immediately he left the game with a back injury.

        I hate him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SteveNZ: Holland save though, right?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Oh yeah. And Choo has been huge the last few. Florimon stole a base and drove in a couple too.

            Duffy flyer didn’t quite work out…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice and nice!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: But sad trombone on Castro…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I know… Guess who I went back to? Yup

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Heh. I picked up Perez for my sister’s team (she needs a big win to make the playoffs), but Carlos Ruiz was available…

  79. Gareth says:
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    Wainwright and Felix are filming “Ace Meltdown, Part Deux” Today.

    Charlie Sheen has a Cameo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  80. Gareth says:
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    Brian. Freakin. Dozier.

    • P Swayz on a horse says:
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      @Gareth:

      …Dozier, Votto, and Fister on my bench today. Awesome.

  81. P Swayz on a horse says:
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    So, ol’ J. Rutledge is back. Any chance he contributes down the stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possible but I’d want to see something more first

      • P Swayz on a horse says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m rolling with Kipnis and Segura. Just dropped Dozier for a Chen Stream.

        I feel like I’m starting to over manage to some degree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it happens this time of year…

  82. Abdoozy says:
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    Three questions:

    1. Avisail or Khris Davis ROS in a redraft?

    2. Was Zimmerman’s “infield single” in the 8th last night really an E-6 and if so should I feel guilty that the “hit” gave me a 6-5-1 playoff win by .0002 of AVG?

    3. Start McCarthy tonight vs TOR? SON says “meh”, but he’s been better lately, but the Jays hit righties pretty hard…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail… 2. Take it 3. I wouldn’t

  83. goodfold2 says:
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    nice to be able to be selective, but morton (bench) is kicking ass. this is like his 7th great start in a row

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, kinda crazy

  84. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Looks like I may get to drop him after all. Felix was pulled with an injury in the middle of an AB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound serious…

  85. P Swayz on a horse says:
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    So, I really haven’t been wanting to do this, due to vanity if we’re getting down to brass tacks.
    Anyhow, I have a pretty firm grip on first place. 14.5 games up on the guy behind me. Playoffs start next week. I will have a 1st round bye.

    A.J. P – Catcher
    Au shizz – 1st
    Kipnis – 2nd
    Segura – SS
    E5 – 3rd

    OF (3 slots)
    Ellsbury
    Chris Carter
    Wil Myers
    McLouth
    Schierholtz
    Cargo (DL)

    Util (only 1 slot)
    Votto
    Machado

    Infante on the bench

    Pitching:
    Darvish
    Bumgarner
    Masterson
    J. Zimmermann
    Minor
    Ryu
    Fister
    Nova
    Dickey
    Chen
    E. Jackson
    U. Jiménez

    RP
    Nathan
    Kimbrel
    Pérez
    Farquhar
    L. Hawkins

    Do you see any weaknesses in this team?

    Should I drop anybody for: Leonys Martin, Bonifacio, Robbie Grossman, Hoes, Rutledge, Brad Miller, Dyson, Kole Calhoun.

    Should I not have dropped Dozier (not that it matters now)?

    Basically, do I just need to calm the hell down?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bonifacio over Infante… I’d calm down after that, team looks solid…

      • P Swayz on a horse says:
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        @Grey:

        Done. Thanks!

  86. goodfold2 says:
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    Lo’s getting the opp if there is one. Unless they get stupid and leave chapman in. or bring in lyles. I’m guessing if they leave chapman in for this inning and the 9th with a lead he’s the pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: good news is i also have perkins in that same league. Less scary if MIN gets lead.

  87. P Swayz on a horse says:
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    What just happened to Masterson?

      • P Swayz on a horse says:
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        @goodfold2:
        Comebacker?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @P Swayz on a horse: i didn’t actually see the play, i read somewhere it was sore ribs, but i saw what I read with my eyes.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: he probably got really drunk and jumped at somebody as if to fling that person down some stairs (i’d be falling with them of course), missing the target, and landing on the top rib and rolling down the stairs. Cracked ribs was what it was called. Oh, wait, that was me, not Masterson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  88. goodfold2 says:
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    bad news is Lo will be facing the … good? part of the order for MIN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: and after 2 K’s and only 1 guy on first, Lo has now thrown that whole bench bad starts out the window. at least quintana will get the loss against yankees as well. I may just be better off with only 2 closers, hawkins and perkins. sad part is even perkins can’t get save now. I sure am glad i was careful by benching spotty starts by the likes of morton. Only wish the PIT game was after the HOU game, and I would’ve been happy to throw a medium start after this trash. Are we better off with Chapman here? even if chapman isn’t immediately closer, it’s got to be better than leaving Lo (7 earned last 4.66 innings). the nice jake westbroke amount of 1 k to 1 walk. or Fields in your starting roster. I’d much rather lose in the playoffs from not getting enough saves from perkins/hawkins than possibly losing 3 cats from playing one of those 2 shits (losses/era/whip)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Chapman if I had to speculate, but the Astros bullpen isn’t where I’d be looking…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: true point that, but nowhere else left, unless Janssen were to go into that bottomless pit ozzie smith fell into in that simpsons episode about the baseball ringers team. Santos could be got.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: fields, since the 12th, 11/4 k/bb, 10.33 innings. 10 baserunners. 2 earned, so maybe fields could be the way to go, that’s over 9 appearances, 7 of them at least 1 inning, last 2 each 2 innings. So I guess Fields or Chapman should be the question, except Fields has become mid-inning man.

  89. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    what happened to Duffy today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s too wild to be effective…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: him and Wood did me no favors today. I can’t believe I’m counting on Yoga tomorrow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s scary

  90. goodfold2 says:
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    since when is esmil rogers an even decent pitcher. ARI is looking terrible against this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not

  91. Wake Up says:
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    Will still venerable? tough two to come with MadBum and Lincecum…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: would you start him vs those 2 ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Instead of who else? You have any better options?

  92. JRO says:
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    got kluber coming back, whos stays please rank
    kluber
    wacha(he gonna stay in rotation?)
    niese

    My playoffs start this week and just need decent week to assure playoff so im planning for both really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Niese

  93. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    they certainly aren’t wasting any time with delabar, huh, right back into 8th.

  94. SteveNZ says:
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    WTF? Steve Delabar is back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  95. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    uh oh, goldy vs janssen. League interests clash together. Where’s the alligiance here? Goldy, bigger league, already kicking ass in first in the janssen league.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: You’re welcome.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: we could’ve had both and no earned runs had goldy doubled in just bloomquist.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When they’re making tofu look delicious, they’re doing something right… What did you have?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Roast duck + pumpkin pancakes, pork and crab wontons, spicy dried beef salad and wok-seared fish.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hotdamn Jones! That sounds very good… Love me some duck

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Truth is, everything looked great. Could have chosen four different things and it still would have been terrific.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      First time there? Expensive?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, hadn’t been before.

                    Not a cheap eat for sure, but not eye-watering either. Drink is where a lot of the cost goes, as usual.

                    But was my birthday, so don’t mind splashing out a bit (emoticon)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh! Happy birthday! Sorry, don’t go on Facebook much…

  96. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    best of both worlds, goldy drives in bloomquist only.

  97. B.o.B says:
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    Vargas home vs. TB or Gallardo home vs. Pitt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Gallardo

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: really, with the way Vargas has looked lately? i grabbed him to stream over erasmo and other options.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh, he’s okay, nothing special

  98. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albright you’ve made a good run in ERA and WHIP in your RCL.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Pinged you a DM via the forums, when you have a sec…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        Biting nails on this Balfour save op. will reply shortly

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Of course. Great win for you guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I had a great last week… I think it’s easier to stream at the end of the year, hopefully I’m not jinxing myself…

  99. danny almonte says:
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    Pick 2- trumbo, avisail, ackley, arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo, Arenado

  100. ryan says:
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    Grey,
    Bonerface or Dominguez @ 3B ROS? I could use steals or homers.
    Rest of lineup: Lucroy, Goldy, Hill/Kipnis, ???, Gennett, Stanton, Pence, Eaton, Fielder. The league has an extra offensive cat. for hits, so speedy top-of-the-order guys can be more valuable than sluggers. I’m currently enjoying Dominguez, but am looking hard at the boner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Boneface

  101. Jason Kizzatnip says:
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    Garcia, Boneface, Castellanos, or Dyson for a pick up here? dropping Billy Ham.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… I could see any of them except Castellanos… In a vacuum, I’d go Avisail…

  102. Tom James says:
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    Icing on the toilet seat. Thanks, pal. How do I explain that??!! (Ooh, not everyday I get to use an interrobang.) So, anyway, weren’t you and I having a talk about Cabrera last week? And didn’t you tell me not to worry? Well, I worried anyway and left him out, so never mind. On the other hand, I picked up Moss to fill the hole and Melvin left him out!!! Chico was right. There ain’t no Sanity Claus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  103. bossmanjunior says:
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    My worst two hitters are Eaton and Raja. Hold both/either or drop for Moss, Jennings, Boneface, Dyson, EY, Avisail, Gardner, Leonys. Looking to get steals out of one spot and best overall value from the other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys over Eaton

  104. goodfold2 says:
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    ok after hamilton got 4 pickups left for week. don’t need to stream as i have 13 more starts, will be benching probably 5 of them. Do these sound reasonable to at least watch out for next few days: (non-holds league, just have room at RP slot)
    1.dropping eric chavez for frazier if either chavez keeps looking like he did today or doesn’t play or frazier has a good day
    2. dropping parra for sweeney, possibly now (sweeney has had 2 doubles and 2 singles in first 2 days back) or span
    3. immediately dropping Lo (not letting this dude ruin shit again with playoffs next week) for either paco (great stats, not much innings, often only gets 1 or 2 outs)/siegrist (ridiculously unsustainable whip, esp with more than .5 a walk per inning)/diekman (pretty much as good as paco lately, with more innings)/delabar (probably too early)/santos/smyly (just dropped him for hamilton, he’s not as good as these guys lately, and isn’t used for multi-innings anymore since veras showed up)/capps (i think we have a winner, dude is sick good again since recall,14.33 innings in august).
    4.If anybody in HOU looks to be closing, (fields or chapman) could drop the new RP for that guy.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: carpenter’s in 3 as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Seems unnecessary 3. Siegrist 4. No

  105. ryan says:
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    Also, Grey, I’ve got a pitching situation. My league only allows 7 transactions/week, which are frequently used for streaming. This week I have a bye, then semi’s are next week.

    Three of my aces pitch twice this bye week, Kuroda, Holland, Hamels, an unfortunate waste. I would never dump Hamels, but I’m considering swapping out the other two for two-start waiver guys who pitch next week.

    Our league has a category for IP, making streaming even more important. When everybody is streaming it helps to have two-start pitchers.

    Holland pitches once next week, vs. Oakland, and @ TB in my championship week. He was bombed today @ OAK.

    Kuroda pitches @ BOS next week, (a tough matchup), then @ TOR in the championship week, (a decent matchup).

    My thought is I could grab a couple guys who pitch twice next week and double my chances for IP/W/K because Holland and Kuroda won’t necessarily fare any better in their one start despite their superior seasons-to-date.

    Here are the best options:

    Gallardo: @STL, vs CIN
    H. Santiago: vs DET, vs CLE
    McCallister: vs KC, @ CHW
    Delgado: @ LAD, vs COL

    I prefer the latter two.

    Is it too risky, or too genius?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too risky, I don’t like those two start starters at all…

      • ryan says:
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        Yeah, I wish there were better options. Tyson Ross pitches @ ATL, then twice in the championship week against mediocre opponents.

        Kluber is back just in time. What do you expect from him? He’s on my DL.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not real excited about Kluber, but compared to Ross, I’d go with Kluber… Really risky though…

  106. AJ says:
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    ROP..Scooter, Miller, LeMahiu or Bloomquist? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh man….Ha

  107. slew says:
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    Looks like you were right about CarGo!
    Via Twitter, CarGo’s hand is so swollen he can’t even close it, so it’s very likely that he’ll be done for the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, what a joke

    • danny almonte says:
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      @slew: oh man…..this blows!!!!!!!!!

  108. SteveNZ says:
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    OK Dodgers, that will do.

    Need a Jansen save here.

  109. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh, Kenley.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: first time kenley’s allowed a run, esp homer, and had more than 1 guy on base in a LONG time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is hilarious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m guessing they look better with the bag

  110. goodfold2 says:
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    the injury dom brown has (achilles tendonitis) i had last year after a dog bit me right in my achilles (dog had watched a LOT of ancient theatre); after the small cut healed i had this little lump (like a small beebee in your achilles); looked it up,yep achilles tendonitis. sore for a while. the lump only goes away months later. basically it gets sore every day, but less so each succeeding day. The only medical treatment(other than surgery if it’s really bad) is rest. He’s probably useless for ROS, just like you said grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Yikes… Yeah, I think he’s probably useless too…Oh well…

  111. hankp says:
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    I’m set up to get 3 fewer starts than my opponent in the playoffs with 4 max moves allowed for the week. Still cut bait on Duffy? I just don’t think I can trust him against the Tigers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him

  112. Gareth says:
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    Ok, enough about the Indians.

    Travis Wood had a nice 2 start week against MIAMI and MILWAUKEE, So I asked you if I should pick him up, and you said No.

    I did anyway. Yup. I’m an:

    “Askhole – a person who constantly asks for your advice, yet does the opposite of what you told them.”

    Also Alex Wood got blasted on Sunday (I had him as a two starter the previous week).

    So I got Wood (Twice), and now I’m feeling the pain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sorry it didn’t work out… Wasn’t a terrible gamble…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Chasing Wins is so Fruitless……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: did you make up “askhole”, good stuff. That’s the first time i’ve ever seen anybody capitalize the whole word of those cities when referring to teams before. It really STANDS OUT.

      • Gareth says:
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        @goodfold2: I think Its in the Urban Dictionary.

  113. SteveNZ says:
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    What are we to make of this Otero fella? Has been quietly effective for the A’s this year (more so in real baseball than fantasy), and has 4 holds in the last two weeks and has worked some pretty high-leverage situations. hasn’t given up- an ER for a month.

    Input from Oaktown Steve welcomed also…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a control specialist without elite stuff to strike people out…

  114. Gareth says:
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    A Heads up for Teheran owners:

    “Braves make slight change to rotation

    The Braves announced after Monday’s game against the Mets they made a slight change to their rotation. Kameron Loe, who was recalled Monday, will start Wednesday against New York in place of Julio Teheran, who is being skipped until Sept. 10 at Miami.”

    Sucks for me. I set my WEEKLY rotation today eagerly hoping for a Win from Teheran’s start against the Mets. Now he gets NO start this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that… Sucks for his owners…

  115. bossmanjunior says:
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    To follow up on my previous post, you would drop Eaton for Leonys but then hold Raja over the rest? I need 2 from this group: Raja, Jennings, Eaton, Moss, EY, BJ, Leonys, Boneface, Dyson, Avisail, Gardner. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I needed steals, I’d hold Rajai… I’d also drop Eaton for Leonys… This really depends on needs though

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey

        One player, im looking for lots of steals with an average that won’t kill me. Other player, just best overall value. Im a little concerned about Raja’s playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go crazy with BJ and Bonifacio… Or safe with Leonys and Avisail

  116. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Need some power for the next two weeks, hopefully more. Drop Willingham or Khris for Chris Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis for Carter

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: I saw that other hot bats are available too. Which two would you prefer to have ros, Willingham, Carter, Yelich, or Dickerson? Emphasis on power but would be satisfied with overall production. This league counts singles, doubles, triples, hrs, total bases…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carter, Yelich

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Where does Jennings fit in this group. Ive had him riding pine for a while now and would be better suited to make his spot useful. Can he get his shizz together for the next couple weeks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s time to look elsewhere with Jennings

  117. Jaelen Rose says:
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    Time to drop asdrubal Cabrera for dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  118. goodfold2 says:
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    how nice, even though i have Lo, opp has hunter/quintana/clippard. Losses are a category.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: @goodfold2: papelnuts better get this shit done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i also have papelnuts somewhere. when you inherit 5 orphan teams pretty much something good is always happening somewhere with any bullpen piece of any type (hitters too but to lesser extent, bigger supply); but bad stuff is all around as well.

  119. AJ says:
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    Thoughts on Matt Cain Ros…good pick up or leave on the wire..also Better SAGNOF for steals EYJ or Schafer if healthy…already have Leonys and Bourn but may need some more SB….also better MI option Scooter, Miller, Simmons, Alicides, DJ, Cozart…thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with Cain… Young… Alcides

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: coo thanks..also thoughts on Rizzo ..is he droppable know in redraft or should we expect big things coming…if I remember correctly he ended up getting hot towards the end of last year so keeping the faith he will do the same!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends who you’re dropping him for, but I’d start to look elsewhere…

  120. goodfold2 says:
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    what were the chances i’d bench aybar for 1 of his 5 homers. He hit his first of the year the first day i owned him.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @goodfold2: Somewhere a man with a mustache punches the air.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: a triple too. damn, eh chavez looked really good on Hitter T and aybar looked really bad. Miller got the start, and he got 4 bases, but 1 less run, 3 less rbi’s. no homer.

  121. ferris says:
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    How often will rutledge play?

    drop strop whom I hold only for saves or rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges… Hard to know how much Rutledge will play after one game… I’d want him over Strop

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ferris: how many saves has strop got for ya, in the whole year, 1 or 2? only half joking, pretty sure Lo has like 2 for me and he’s cheek kissed right now.

  122. Jason says:
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    I just can’t buy into ackley. I tried. I talked myself into it. I read the creeper post. I was feelin so good about it that I benched zobrist. I got the ackley disease. You know as in xactly disease. As in when you know exactly what you’re gonna get but you do it anyway. When a pick up makes your team look xactly like shit.

    Aram is a FA. same with crisp. Which is the better replacement? Just looking at alround production.

    Not sure but is BJ finding a little bit lately? You see anything to it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m liking Crisp there… BJ is picking it up… Look at him if you have room

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: BJ is available. Not from me, so don’t get excited. But I can pick one up in my league. I’d grab both because that would make it a crisp BJ. The best kind.

        • Grey

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          Hehe…I’d give BJ a whirl…

  123. costaricanchata says:
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    maybe next year , wil myers doesn’t swing at ball 4 with the bases loaded .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously

  124. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I’m hitting the bottom of the barrel so hard I’m streaming my curse BJ tomorrow. Tell me it will be OK?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @SteveNZ: Best words ever!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’ll be okay

  125. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Without having looked at remaining schedules yet(too hard to do it on my phone), the best pitchers available look to be Gee, Carlos Torres, Cashner, Eovaldi, Kluber and Ubaldo. Give me your top 3 please. I know theyre all based on matchups, but i only have 6 moves left and playoffs start next week. Need to know who i can trust most ros. Thanks as always!

    • Grey

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      Gee, Kluber, Cashner… But you should really look at their matchups…

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        @Grey: morton after this week, kluber/salazar’s ROS is great, gee’s is good (plus he’s been ridiculously relable anyway), DET’s (Porcello) is great too after the BOS this week. I’ve filled my whole 16 teamer with these guys.

  126. Hondo says:
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    Far be it from me to say I had bought you another daiquiri when I had not!!!So I bought you another one.
    Buy first,BS second I say(I’ll C&P this again tomorrow for 15%)
    Fuck you on Todd Frazier,but I’m taking Goldy into consideration.

    And therefore I say yay!!Get as drunk and married as you want,but wait until October.
    And get yer azz back in time for the 2014 draft advice.

    TY Bro-big,sweaty man hug.

    • Grey

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      Ha, thanks, man!

  127. Hey Grey, could you rank these ROS in terms of Rs/SBs?

    Schafer
    Bourjos
    Dyson
    Rajai
    EY3

    and then of course F/M/K?

    • Grey

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      Young, Rajai, Schafer

  128. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS)

    Start Erasmo @KC?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @WorldsFirstAnalrapist: grey told me not too, BUT that was considering how I only needed 8-9 starts this week when i had 14 total in a 16 teamer. This was one of the benches. Erasmo’s later week start was better though. Now that Lo shit all over my team i may still use this start. Probably not though.

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        @goodfold2: see how the “not too” also functions as both “not to”, and “not to, as well” due to the extra “o”. accidental error pun.

      • WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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        @goodfold2: If I get a QS from him, I’d be very happy…I am thinking about taking a gamble…I have 17 potential starts compared to my opponents 19

  129. To Punt or not to punt says:
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    Grey,
    I’m in first place and have the bye week. The guy who is 2nd also has a bye and dropped his releivers and is punting saves for playoffs. We are in a H2H 10-team keeper (keep 12) and the stats are: 9 hitting stats and 8 pitching stats :W/CG/SV/K/GIDP/ERA/WHIP/QS
    I currently have Kimbrel/Chapman/Rivera.
    My question is should I drop Rivera to grab a starter, and rock just the 2 RP’s (as their good enough)
    Also, please rank these available SP’s : Lohse, Estrada, Niese, Ross, Salazar, E.Ramirez, Duffy, Masterson, Vogelsong

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