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You know when Shin-Soo Choo (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer) is hitting homers there’s a Dong Party going on.  Dong Party is also my lead single off my album, “Who Let In All These Guys?”  The CD cover had me dressed like a sailor, begrudgingly hoisting a man for a keg stand.  None of this is ringing a bell?  That’s weird, but it did perform better in Asia than here.  Choo hadn’t homered since July 4th and only has 4 homers since May 22nd and is hitting .238.  Can we say bust?  If you can’t, you might want to see a speech therapist.  Also joining the Dong Party was J.P. Arencibia (3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer). That Arencibia is one spicy meatball!  You know what one meatball said to another meatball?  What’s up, metaball?  What?  No good?  Okay, I won’t submit it to Highlights.  Arencibia has 4 homers in the last eleven games, and has been known to go on a dong run.  For those of you who just found us today Googling “dong run.”  We won’t judge you here.  Next up, for the Dong Party was Robinson Crusoe.  He’s got a novel idea.  It’s about a shipwrecking.  Quite the yarn!  Chirinos (3-for-5, 3 runs and two homers) has 11 homers on the year, and I’ve enjoyed owning him in a few two-catcher leagues, but he’s hitting .237 and I wouldn’t get too excited, especially not while you’re at a Dong Party.  Finally, arriving at the Dong Party with a homer in the first inning was Adrian Beltre (1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer).  Getting a bangfizzle at a Dong Party is such a bummer.  By the by, Such A Bummer was my follow-up single.  Tell me if you want the Sound Cloud link.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Derek Holland – Was hit hard in his rehab assignment.  His mustache?  Still fine.

Colby Lewis – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 5.50.  Had such an early lead I wouldn’t put too much stock in this.  He had a free room at the W on the Ivictory Coast, and took full Advantage points.

John Danks – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  Rangers hadn’t been hitting at all coming into this game, so, from them, I’ll say Danks for the boost of confidence!

Adam Dunn – 0-for-4 and 1 IP, 1 ER as he pitched an inning of relief.  Too bad he didn’t K anyone, that would’ve been the Big Donkey punch-out.  Position player pitching is the equivalent to a cat playing a piano, and the meat-and-potatoes Dunn was surprisingly deft playing chopsticks.

Jesse Hahn – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Damn, Hahn got screwed by the Twins.  “That cheating hussy!”  Whoa, easy Jim Bakker!

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-5, hitting .296 on the Padres.  He cooled off a bit since he was first traded.  He’s still the best Yangervis in the majors.  Sorry, Yangervis Finestein.

Yonder Alonso – 3-for-4 and his 6th homer.  See, Padre fans, who needs Anthony Rizzo?

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-4.  Looking like he’s finally showing life in his dreadful season.  If he’s out there in your league, I’d definitely give him a look.

Will Venable – 2-for-4.  I know, it’s far from an exciting proposition to be grabbing multiple Padre hitters, but here’s another one that’s hot.  Schmotato, that is.

Kennys Vargas – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .333.  Just because no one else is talking about him, don’t let that stop you.  This is a trust exercise, fall into my arms.  Whoa, you’re top heavy!

Phil Hughes – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 4.01.  Nice matchup + Hughes = Los Pollos Hermanos.  Hmm, math’s off there  Was supposed to equal ‘streamable.’

Allen Craig – To the DL with a foot injury.  Okay, that’s my bad.  Mea culpa, guys and four girls.  I’ve lost Zimmerman, Tulo and Hosmer in the matter of two weeks.  I’m a jinx, Craig was bound to get hurt.  It was inevitable!  On a side note, the Razzball Tour is in effect.  Here’s a still I grabbed from the last show.  My question is, did they frame that shot like that so you wouldn’t be sure which ones are the boobs?

Shane Victorino – Having back surgery and is done for the year.  The Flyin’ Hawaiian’s gonna be doing commercials for Life Alert soon.  I’m flyin’ and I can’t get up!

Rubby De La Rosa – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 3.43.  Meh, I’m not trying to be a hater like my son, but I just can’t get behind him.  Stream-o-Nator agrees with me, for what it’s Werth.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-4, 1 run.  This was Yoenis’s first visit to St. Louis since the trading deadline, which is irrelevant since he came from the A’s, but since Allen Craig was out, someone had to receive the Lou birds.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.89.  Hmm…I streamed him for this start, but I’m not sure why he was on waivers.  Dah, I’m falling in love with my streamer, who am I?  I’m a rosterbator, get it together, Grey!  *smacks self*  Ow!  That hurt!  You needed it.  You is I, you idiot.  Yay me.

Wilson Ramos – Out on paternity leave.  Will he be in full catcher gear as he gets into a crotch?

Matt Thornton – Nats claimed him off of waivers.  This gives them a lefty specialist and veteran presence, i.e., someone to yell, “Lower that damn hip-hoppy music!”

Ryan Zimmerman – Walked on a water treadmill.  That sounds like a prize for the winner of a challenge on Hell’s Kitchen.  Is this water treadmill at Universal Studios?

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks at home vs. the Mess, ERA up to 4.01.  This should’ve been Shutdown City with a blowout sale on strikeouts.  I want my money back!  I really think you can find a better starter off waivers in most mixed leagues.  This could be the beginning of the end.  Well, depending on how long the end is, this could be the middle of the end.

Zack Wheeler – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not beautiful with the WHIP, but WHIP this, his ERA in the 2nd half is 1.73.  Okay, again with an exclamation.  1.73 ERA!

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I will draft him in the first round next year to reverse jinx him.  From my mouth to Giancarlo’s ears.

Wade Miley – 4 2/3 IP, 10 ER.  We should have a glossary term for pitcher that gets hit so bad that it kills your entire week in H2H leagues.  Please suggest in the comments.

Danny Duffy – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.39.  Chuck him into the same Trapper Keeper as Rubby.  Looks okay on the surface, but that’s superficial and we all know we’re gentlemen (and four ladies) that prefer a good personality and a pitcher not getting by on luck.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  San Salvador, the Patron Saint of Abuelitas, is having a decent enough season, but if you own him and have an erection for longer than four hours, I’d see a doctor.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I’ve had him for the majority of the season, and it’s been painful.  So, yesterday, I benched him as he hit his first homer all year — a grand slam.  Sonavabench!

Billy Butler – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Royals haven’t missed a beat since Hosmer went to the DL.  Mostly because Butler doesn’t eat vegetables, and especially not beets.

Carlos Gonzalez – Sat out again on Tuesday, but did pinch hit.  He says he’ll avoid the DL; he didn’t say if he’ll just sit out for 15 days without an actual DL stint.

Brett Anderson – Headed to the DL with back spasms.  On the bright side, it’s between him and Shia LaDouche for The Boy in the Bubble remake.

Troy Tulowitzki – Hasn’t resumed baseball activities.  Hold on, Shia and Brett Anderson!  Tulo got a callback!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5 and his 10th homer.  He was lifted for a baserunner, and I had a case of DLzebub whispering bad thoughts in my ear.  Figure on the Rockies, he had to be injured, but I didn’t see any news on it.  I won’t be at peace until he plays again.

Javier Baez – 1-for-6 and his first homer.  He’s the bee’s knees and the pussy’s whiskers!  Only needed three strikeouts and 12 innings until he connected.  He might just be a Donkey middle infielder — high Ks and power — but Baez is MI Donkey!

Sam Fuld – 1-for-4 and his 16th steal and his third steal in the last two games.  SAGNOFuld!

Josh Reddick – 2-for-3, 1 RBI.  I don’t want to be too pushy or for you to take this the wrong way or hurt your feelings, but you’re moving too slow grabbing Reddick.

Jason Hammel – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, as he tied his owners to the WHIPping post.  Far from an excellent start or eggcellent if Mr. Burns is reading, but at least he didn’t get shelled — pun point!

Matt Garza – Hit the DL with an oblique injury.  He said it hurts on his, um, well, whatchamacallit…Dah, it’s oblique!  Marco Estrada will replace him for the Brewers, here’s hoping you have better options.

Gerardo Parra – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer as he started over Khris Davis.  Terrific.  I will now dress up like a giant chicken and walk into a wolf den.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  He’s cooled off dramatically.  No, that doesn’t mean he histrionically put a handkerchief to his forehead while someone fanned him.  I mean he had 11 homers thru the end of May, and not that much since.  Hopefully, this is a sign he’s coming out of it.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.20, which is appropriate since he was facing Tim Lincecum (6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks).  Nelson has three straight barely Quality Starts, and doesn’t look like he has his big boy pants on yet.  Maybe when he goes by James.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, but there were three unearned runs too.  Ticker shock!

Andrelton Simmons – Left the game after hurting his ankle.  He tried to fix the injury by touching it with his glowing finger, but no dice.  Get him some Reese’s Pieces!

Emilio Bonifacio – 1-for-4 and his 16th steal.  He hit leadoff, but the Braves lost so Fredi Gonzalez in his infinitesimal wisdom will probably think that means B.J. should be hitting leadoff again.

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.97.  Actually expected a much better start from F-Her against the Braves.  I mean, they average eight Ks after one time through the order.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yuck!  The Dodgers should trade him for Adam Dunn.  That man knows how to pitch!

Juan Uribe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I’m not sure if it’s confirmation bias or not or even what that term means, but if Uribe hits one homer, he hits another within a few days.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  I was just thinking yesterday that if he’s going to get to 32 homers as I hope, he’ll need to start hitting homers soon.  Now, I’m not saying I had anything to do with his homer, but just in case — hit two more homers today, Pujols, thank you.

Brett Lawrie – Returned from the DL yesterday and left that game with back tightness.  Somebody’s upping their injury-proneness!  Next, he’s going to get hurt just hearing he’s no longer hurt.  I can’t wait!

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Is it me or do you get Colby Rasmus confused with just about every outfielder on waivers?

Mark Buehrle – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Who sells their soul for a good ERA until only the All-Star break?  You sold your soul short, Buehrle.

Caleb Joseph – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, and his third straight game with a homer.  Whoa, one of the most random hot schmotatoes all year.  Father Caleb Joseph has catcher eligibility and must’ve caught something from early hitting sensation Steve Pearce.

Chris Davis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, raising his average to .196.  “I could’ve done that instead all year.”  Fair enough, Prince Fielder.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4 and a slam (9) and legs (1).  Nothing to see here.  Need to keep some 2015 sleepers to ourselves.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Hot schmotato alert!

Nyjer Morgan – Indians cut him.  He’s gonna have to retire Tony Plush because having an alter ego where you say whatever you please isn’t as attractive if you don’t have an audience.  Thank God for you people!

Josh Tomlin – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  If I would’ve streamed you, Tomlin, this wouldn’t have been funny.  Not Laugh-In, at all.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Bruceus, Mary and Joseph Lawrence aka Joey, please get hot.  Please.

Kris Negron – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I wonder if Negron is related to Blackmon.  Nah, prolly not.   Wait!  I know, Negron is probably Cingrani with a splash of Vermouth.

Johnny Cueto – 9 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.04.  Not often someone’s ERA in August is lower than my college GPA.  Well done, Cueto, and not well done, College Grey!  College Grey, “But we had some fun times…That I don’t remember.”

Angel Pagan – Now due back on Thursday, after the Giants originally said Tuesday.  Sabean just wants older players.  Even if they’re only two days older.

Jacob Turner – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to remind the Marlins why they traded Anibal for him.

Pedro Alvarez – Placed on bereavement list.  He’ll be mourning his career.

Gerrit Cole – Hit hard in his rehab start.  Sounds like he’s in game shape!

Andrew McCutchen – Re-diagnosed with a fractured rib.  Turns out my ‘replay diagnosis’ was incorrect the other day when I said it looked like he hurt his oblique.  I’ll forgive myself since the Pirates doctors misdiagnosed him and they actually examined him.  I guess when you say oblique, it can mean just about anything damning.  Andrew McClutchin’ his side still on the DL for at least a month, that’s all that matters.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator called this one, and faintly likes his next start.  Surprised to see that it likes him less so for his next start since it’s vs. the Padres.  SON has its reasons I suppose, or it saw the Hitter-Tron doing something obscene with a screwdriver and just wanted to move on.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 9th steal.  In 48 games, he has 5 homers and 9 steals.  That’s about 17 HRs and 30 SBs over the course of a season.  Boing!  Unfortch, the Pirates are less turned on and they moved him down to the seven hole.  Hopefully, it’s a short-lived change of scenery.

Brian McCann – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .236.  McCann can’t lift his average over .250, but he’s got high hopes.  He’s got high hopes.  He’s got high whatever-happened-to-that-guy-Felix-Pie hopes.

Martin Prado – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer for the Yanks, and 6th on the year.  Hey, it’s my least favorite Martin, Ray Walston.

Jim Johnson – Tigers signed him to a minor league deal.  That’s one way to make Joe Nathan look better.  It’s the technique where you go to a bar and find a homely girl standing next to an even homelier girl and then tell your friends, “I’m going for the cute one!”

Torii Hunter – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the hand.  The X-rays came back clean, but the doctors were taken aback when he filled out the paperwork and wrote 1887 for his DOB.

David Price – 8 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Okay, but Nick Franklin went 1-for-3 in Triple-A.  Right, Maddon?!

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  They tried to tag him out on the steal, but you have to plunge a silver spike into his heart.

Alex Avila – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .220.  Please, there’s two catchers on the Rangers alone ahead of you.

Kyle Kendrick – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Not a bad start, but he’s about as appealing as what his last name sounds like:  the ‘packaging’ of an anatomically correct Ken doll.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  He was 1-for-25 coming into this game.  I had better odds in the Playboy Mansion.  Cust kayin’.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.89.  Fun fact!  Dallas was born during the series finale of Dallas and J.R. Richard was the resident physician.

George Springer – Could return on Thursday.  He’s been recuperating his quad injury in Quad Cities.  Luckily, he didn’t have a problem with his hand because the only place they can rehab that is Handuras.

  1. Dan says:
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    2 questions…
    1) pickup Danny Santana or Everth Cabrera?
    2) Who would you rather own in a dynasty league.. Scherzer(10) or Price(5)?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: round value in parenthesis

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) Santana
      2) Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: 1. Santana 2) I’d go Scherzer, but coin flip

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: really, even with the 5 rounds difference?

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey,

    Wow great write-up! On your Miley case, here’s what I could find.

    Most runs, game

    24 Al Travers, AL: Detroit, May 18, 1912
    21 Doc Parker, NL: Cincinnati, June 21, 1901

    Most runs, inning

    13 Lefty O’Doul, AL: Boston, July 7, 1923, 1st game, 6th inning
    12 Hal Kelleher, NL: Philadelphia, May 5, 1938, 8th inning

    From the above, I like O’Douled (the name also works if you secretly switch someone’s O’doul’s alcoholic beer to O’doul’s non-alcoholic beer and the person never figures it out), though Doc Parker’d could also work. Many pitchers have given up 10 or more runs (like Russ Ortiz and Andy Pettitte) but these guys set the gold standard for giving up runs in a game / inning and should be thus honored.

    On Danks’ effort (or lack thereof), let’s open up the floodgate of usage of the word Danks in a funny statement. Like…’Danks for the mammaries.’

    On the homely girl standing next to the homelier girl, it’s referred to in the PUA (Pick-up Artist, READ Neil McDonald’s book ‘The Game’ really good shizz, can send it to you by e-mail in small bits from Lebanon if you like.) industry as a defense mechanism that girls use to improve their chances of getting picked up.

    Too bad Jesse invited his sister (aka Jessica) into the convo.

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: MP, I dote on you! When I write for the community, I think to myself ‘What would make the community members laugh the most?’

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • coach says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Let us know when you’ve found something….

      • Shawn of The Livid says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Really not cool hijacking Greys avatar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: It’s Neil Strauss, yup, read it… Not bad angle, let me see what else we have

  3. Robert says:
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    Pick 3 ROS need both Sb and Hr.
    Baez, Alcandara, Wong, Gyorko, Rutledge. Is it
    Wong, Baez, Rutledge, Alcandara, Gyroko? Have Tulo on DL then must narrow to two!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong and the 2 Cubs. By the time Tulo comes back you should know what you have in Baez

  4. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else intend to stream tomlin and at last second think they dodged a bullet when they saw miley’s name was out there and able to be grabbed (and for a couple hours or so were patting themselves on the back for this)? only thing i’m still patting my back for now is this was a h2h league. whew.

    • centerfield_ballhawk says:
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      @goodfold2: I started Mikey and streamed Tomlin. Damn streamonator. The dong I got from Baez made it all better, however.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @centerfield_ballhawk: SON actually alerted us not to use Miley, but yes, it did love tomlin, probably since CIN is usually a horrible offense. SON does tell us to use Miley later in week though.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

      • Sherm says:
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        @Mike: I was going to go with Duffy against the AuSchizz-less F-backs, but SON said Tomlin was a $17.50. Consolation was Bruce’s dinger.

  5. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    hand/wada/santiago in deep ass league?

  6. Regan says:
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    Thank you streamonator, I bow to your superior intellect. Had Wade Miley starting in 2 leagues then I saw the 3.8 rating and im like hold on. I cut him in both leagues this morning and avoided the meltdown. I love when it works like that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

  7. Nimrod says:
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    Dispatch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nimrod: I think we can do better

  8. SteveNZ says:
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    If Ramos is wise, he’s staying up the head end.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @SteveNZ: Seeing your smile in the morning is the best part of waking up….can you change your name to folgers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  9. john e depth says:
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    Miley” beheaded” me in my H2H last night.

    I had 4 good/OK starts with Price, Keuchel, Hahn, and Hughes. Throw Mileys start in my Era last night was 5.04.

  10. hifi says:
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    trade in WW Chris Carter for recent WW drop Trumbo?

  11. Farva says:
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    Glossary suggestion for the Wade Miley post: (1) arm bar; (2) unicornhole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Farva: Unicornhole made me laugh, but I need a connection

  12. WOW, from Shia LaDouche, to the flyin Hawaiian doing life alert commercials to the MI donkey, to Bruceus, Mary and Joseph, to Alvarez mourning his career, to dude in C gear to catch his baby, to Handuras and beyond, I am still LMAO as I type this.

    This is a write up for the ages

    You my internet amigo, get the GOLD medal for the funniest takes on MLB players EVA….

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Wearing another man’s picture is like wearing his underwear.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      It’s really screwing with my head.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: You need to change that…DO IT

  13. JWray says:
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    At this point would you rather have Matt Adams or Lonnie Chisenhall over Khris Davis? I lost Goldy and only have Moss @ 1B. Both Adams & Chisenhall are on waivers right now. I recently picked up Taveras to go with Jones, Gordon, Brantley, Bruce, and Harrison for OF.

    Also, I see that Alex Wood was dropped. Would you take him of Anibal Sanchez?

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure…230 over the last month and now a sore elbow / Parra for Davis. I’d go with Adams

      I’d stick with Sanchez

  14. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    40% of Americas population lives with in a one-day drive to philadelphia

    • The Thumb says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: the German word for “cool” and “horny” are the same thing.

      Geil.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sorry Alaska

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Philly should charge $4,000 to pass thru and fix national debt

  15. centerfield_ballhawk says:
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    Miley’s wrecking ball… leaves you more confused and broken than the pop singer.

  16. cubjet says:
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    Dynasty league, Gregory Polanco or Javier Baez?

    Thanks in advance.

  17. SSS says:
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    I have Danny Santana and Alcides. Trying to find an everyday shortstop for the stretch run. Drop either of those guys for Everth?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nah I wouldn’t

  18. Rob says:
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    Was offered Chris Dickerson for Khris Davis. Fair?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Rob: If it’s Corey, yes fair.

      Chris? No

      Don’t get trade raped, know your Dickersons

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Davis there

  19. Five-on-One says:
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    MI question. Need to start two of Wong, Lawrie, JJHardy and Gyorko. JJ and the Wong?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Wong and GYORKO

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phil

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: don’t mess with jj hardly

  20. Frank White says:
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    Hey Guys… My lineup is..
    Arencibia
    Encarnacion
    Kipnis
    Andrus
    Frazier
    Rios
    Cespedes
    Ellsbury
    Billy Hamilton
    Who can I drop for Baez? Andrus? I’m gonna drop a pitcher for the Meantime but pitching is so important and I’m one game away to tie playoff spot and need them for wins.

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Fellas!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stay with Andrus

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Frank White: Doesn’t look like you need Andrus’s steals. I’d give Baez a shot.

  21. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    “4 2/3 IP, 10 ER. We should have a glossary term for pitcher that gets hit so bad that it kills your entire week in H2H leagues. Please suggest in the comments.”

    Yeah I picked the wrong guy to stream! If it wasn’t for that I’d be crushing this week. (&*#$*)%$*)$. DAMNIT! How about we go simple with this one? “Wade Miley was a fucking asshole last night and now your ratios are garbage” Fucking asshole sounds good to me. Maybe too racy. My second entry. “Wade Miley took the Royals to an Italian restaurant last night” <<<< serving meatballs all night. "The Royals spent the night at an Italian restaurant" now your ERA is at 15. Dropped him for Paxton. UGH

  22. Remember when ‘college Grey’ had that one niter with the HOT cheerleader, well she is my Mom, so, hello Dad…

  23. Five-on-One says:
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    SP question: One of Miley, Odorizzi or Niese?

    Miley v COL (SON $11.5)
    Odorizzi @ CUBS (SON $9.8)
    2-start Niese @WAS (-$0.5) and @ PHI ($9.0)

    Miley and Odorizzi got whacked their last starts – and I had Miley for his atrocity. And while I am a 2-start whore, the negative value from SON scares me on Niese. So, I am leaning toward Odorizzi, despite the lower SON score. Thoughts from the gang?

  24. By the way Dad, there are now 5 girl readers, she even posted yesterday with her handle, ‘Fifth girl reader. Any the hoo, I am keep my eye on you, like a cyclops with a monocle…

  25. G says:
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    Hey Grey. Moss has been real cold. Thoughts on him ROS? Trade deadline is this week and wondering if he’s a sell? If so who would be a couple targets I could try and swap him for as a utility. Thanks as always

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      He’s a hold IMO

  26. “4 2/3 IP, 10 ER. We should have a glossary term for pitcher that gets hit so bad that it kills your entire week in H2H leagues. Please suggest in the comments.”

    My suggestion is: Colossal anal orifice

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      WTF is going on today

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Grey Albright JR.: gets my vote.

  27. James Skrmetta says:
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    Almighty Grey,

    I can make any of these trades. Which would you do if any? (I have Tulo)

    Tulo for Cueto
    Tulo for Hamels
    Tulo for David Ortiz

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends on needs…I’d go after the bat at this point (3rd one)

  28. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Greys Album one of the best…looked up the playlist from it
    1. Dong Party
    2. Albino cave dweller
    3. Custard launcher
    4. Disco stick
    5. Heat seeking moisture missile
    6. Mr. Knish
    7. Flesh tower
    8. Wont you play my skin flute
    9. Single barrelled pump action
    10.Lap rocket
    Great album bro

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      HA!

      Disco Stick is the song of the summer

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: haha if you comb your stache while you listen it unlocks bonus tracks. Was gonna do something from ‘Flesh Tower’ for the hip hop line of the day.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: Ha nice…you have to now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: 6 got radio play in Israel… Small chart topper, not bad for overseas

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: #2 is about those that play in weekly leagues.

  29. can't fight fate says:
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    Drop Gyorko for a streamer? Kind of cooled of since his return binge.

    • can't fight fate says:
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      @can’t fight fate: could also pick up E Cabrera, with Zobrist moving to 2nd.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      keep the faith

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold for now, but if a streamer is better to help you win go for it.

  30. KK says:
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    OPS league with Starling coming off DL… Drop marte yelich or Gordon? (Assuming marte)

    Could also drop aramis and put him at utility but prob not the best idea I’d assume.

    • KK says:
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      @KK: could also add Reddick or Coghlan and drop marte + one of the guys mentioned

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Yeah, I guess Marte there

  31. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    So i lost cutch and goldy at the same time and am now getting all kinds of bullshit trade offers for those guys in my dynasty league. I grabbed reddick and hes been money, but arenado might have just gotten hurt. Cant i have anythin nice? My question is at first base, right now im rolling with duda but am wondering if arenciba or vargas might be the way to go? Thanks for any input and keep up the good work.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Duda. Just ignore the offers, I know that’s very frustrating.

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Mike: unless the guy doing the offers simply doesn’t respond to you telling him how you value those guys don’t ignore people. those are the 2nd worst kind of fantasy owners. at least try to tell each owner how much you value those guys. if after that you are being sent offers constantly that are shitty, then ignore, by all means. some of these owners might be decent intelligent people who have recently seen exactly those kind of offers accepted.

  32. Chris says:
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    Wade Miley – H2H Killer
    Wade Miley – Silent Killer
    Wade Miley – ERAdicator

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      good ones

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Chris: i kinda like eradicator

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: ERAdictor is our best so far

  33. Fungazi says:
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    Appears that Rios was a little too shy to show his dong at the party.

  34. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Bah! The four Tigers in my lineup last night went 2/21 in a 12-inning game. I blame Choo.

    Sit Arrieta at Coors? I can make up the innings later. Or is he a “pitch him wherever and whenever and whoever” guy?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t expect more than a QS at Coors, even from my usual studs

  35. FLOW says:
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    Great stuff as always …….Is there anywhere that explains the SON and for example above what # is a must-start etc etc ?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      $8 is an “average” start I believe

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if you scroll down to the bottom of the page there is lots of info. ALso, Rudy takes questions on that in the comments I think

    • @FLOW: Depends on league format. I typically won’t go below $8 for any start in 12-team mixed (whether it’s a stream or a guy I own). I’ve been able to stream $9+ in both my 12-team and 15-team mixed leagues (daily changes) with the biggest difference being that in 15-team I often grab the guy a couple days in advance.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Turd Ferguson: probably anything above 0 for those. i’ve seen mentioned any start above 0 for 20 teamers or so, and NL/AL only’s generally translate to 20-24 team mixed, based on player pool depth.

        • anything goes in AL/NL. i’d be hesitant to start anything under $0 in AL/NL. otherwise, i’m ideally starting 7 SP.

  36. ashtray says:
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    Pitcher that destroys your week? I call that “Reason to spend more time with my kids this week”.

    Probably not good for Razzball but scores points with the ol’ ball and chain.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha that’s the truth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Ha, I like ERAdictator better

  37. ashtray says:
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    Miley’s freakin terrible at home. I thought for sure he’d be a great streamer in a 2-start week until I checked his splits page. His SLG allowed is something like .510. Every hitter becomes Bautista!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yikes good info Ash!

  38. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    So I’ve been making moves like a drunk sailor on the dance floor on his last shore leave-

    I’ve got a logjam of mediocre bats in my utility spot. If I were trying to move the tag-team of Fatt Adams and Alex Gordon for a single bat, who might be a good realistic target?

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: It’s for the utility slot, so just looking for a bat. Position doesn’t matter.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hard to say without knowing any options T30 I’d think

  39. Bosmosis says:
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    Re: “pitcher that gets hit so bad that it kills your entire week in H2H leagues.”

    Blowratio Alger

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosmosis: Ha! That’s my favorite so far…

  40. Phil of the Future says:
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    “For those of you who just found us today googling “Dong Run” we won’t judge you.”

    HA!

    So I’m in on the Kennys Vargas experiment. He just arrived this morning, and he’s really getting along with everyone so far. Last year, right about this time, Darin Ruf came along and saved my CI spot. Hoping Kennys can be that guy this year. Only 14 HRs to go!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice! glad to hear it’s going well

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Mike: Thanks, Mike! Good call on MOOBS this week. Sadly, I’m an idiot and didn’t listen to you and started Chris Taylor instead. Why didn’t you sneak into my Yahoo account and change it?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha no worries

  41. J says:
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    Dump Arismendy or Gyorko for any of the following:

    Singleton, Medica, Venable, Vargas

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Singleton over Gyork store there

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What a Baezian debut! Certainly MI Burro. A few quick questions for you!

    Currently have Seager as my 3B – do you like Panda or Sharkarenado better ROS?

    Similarly – for my UTL slot in a H2H that tracks both OBP and OPS – who would you pick out of Panda, Sharkarenado, Good Dickerson, Kole, and Baez? Currently my third OFs are Duda and Rajai.

    Last one! Assuming CarGo comes back v. Arrieta – do you start him over Baez (v. a rusty Lyles)?

    Thanks!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Seager.
      Arenado
      Start Cargo if he’s back.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yoy need to change your name…i finally got that song out of my head and dont want to associate it with WET TAIL

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha…DUAF

        Dads United Against Frozen

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Mike: My wife actually suggested the name earlier this week when I grabbed Duda – thereby getting that thing back in my head ahaha.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            haha it’s clever!

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: Thanks! I’ll let her know. The fact she even cares about my fantasy baseball team is reason enough to use whatever name she recommends : ).

                • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                  @JeF With 1 F: Absolutely. Bruce just hit waivers – does that change anything for UTL (from Arenado) or OF3 (from Rajai)?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! “Paul” is fairly common so I figured it was time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey – I’m trying for a term for when you go to bed with your fantasy team sucking hard only to wake up the next day and find that some guys in the late games saved you from disaster.

    “Morning Wood”? Or “West Coast Dose”?

    I went to bed last night when my team was 3 for 31 with just 1 RBI.

    Woke up to find the team finished 6 for 36 with 2 runs, 2HR and 3RBI.

    Still a lousy night but saved late by both Arenado and Baez finishing strong.

    Always good to wake up to a surprise like that.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

  44. LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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    Hold Alcides or go for Everth?

    Have Perez, Gordon, and Billy Butler… should i diversify?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Alcides

      I don’t usually worry about too many guys on one team

      • LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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        @Mike: Would you drop Baez for cabrera?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nah

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ECab is SAGNOF IMO.

  45. gareth says:
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    “Pitch black.”

    Your pitching stats are those aliens that come out in the dark (preferably 7.05pm EST), and Riddick just annihilated them in spectacular fashion.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @gareth: This makes me wish Riddick was a better hitter so I could use this often.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: I like Blowratio Alger better

  46. Helix Fernandez says:
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    Has anyone else noticed that Grey and Scott Kazmir look eerily similar? Has anyone ever seen them in the same place at the same time?

  47. Awesome Auger says:
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    I believe Polanco is only hitting 7th against lefties. He should be hitting 1st or 2nd vs righties.

  48. gareth says:
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    Thanks to “the dallas buyers club,” Adam Dunn has past experience serving Texans.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha those are great

  49. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      G3!

  50. Fireball Feliz says:
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    BRUCE ALMIGHTY!!! He’s gonna totally justify us holding onto him the entire year…. right? Right!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      This is what happens when I start telling people it’s okay to lose him for Reddick. Hot streak’s a comin

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Be about bloody time. Knowing Bruce he’ll go scorching hot in the last few weeks and win all of us our H2H playoffs after wanting to kill him most of the year.

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Swfcdan: I play roto and Zimmerman did this for me last year. Super hot September almost won me the league, finished 1 point away from 1st

  51. Jeff says:
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    Segura, Baez, or E.Cabrera in a long term keeper at SS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Baez

  52. Rob says:
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    I messed up the proposed trade..confused..

    Corey Dickerson of Colorado for Khris Davis..not the Cleveland one

    Is this one fair..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no worries. I’d take Dickerson sure

  53. Mb says:
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    Arrieta or wheeler rest of season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Arrieta

  54. gobiggreen says:
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    somebody blow up your H2H week? Pulling an Anola Gay

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  55. Phil says:
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    Would you start. Ventura today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

  56. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey

    1) Vargas or Singleton ? for ROS
    2) Pence or Bruce ? for ROS
    3) Alexei or Castro ? for ROS
    4) Gardner + Roberson for Ellsbury ? for ROS

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1) Vargas
      2) Pence
      3) Castro
      4) Gardner side

      • Wilson says:
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        @Mike: Thanks Mike

        For 4), skip the closer…, if Gardner or Ellsbury for ROS ? your thoughts, thanks.

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey for the rest 3 questions?

            1) Vargas or Singleton ? for ROS
            2) Pence or Bruce ? for ROS
            3) Alexei or Castro ? for ROS

            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Vargas…Pence…Alexei

  57. Bunny says:
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    SON not liking Teheran @SEA (6.2) nor Latos vs CLE (5.5). Starting both?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I would

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha I like that one the best so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: I like Blowratio Alger better

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: 19th century American writer over jingly 80’s commercial? When did it get so bougie in here? What’s next, libretto of the day?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just maybe! Haha

  58. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Thoughts on Bryce Harper? We can keep players for 5 years and I have had him since the day he was called up. He’s really pissing me off this year… sell or hold? and whats your line for him, ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d keep him

      Steamer says 7 HR, 22 Runs and RBIs with a 270 avg ROS

  59. George Zip says:
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    Question on keepers for next season:

    2B: K Wong or Mookie?

    Pitching: (I can only keep 1) already keeping S Gray, Lester and Scherzer
    J Nelson, Stroman, Hahn

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Wong

      Stroman

  60. Sad Keanu says:
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    Dee on waivers. Pick him up over Hammel?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Dee Gordon? Yes

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: wow, somebody must be winning steals and runs by quite a bit to do that.

  61. TOGMAN says:
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    Reddick or Yelich? 12-team H2H 6×6 OPS

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Yelich

  62. Pope says:
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    Great stuff this morning Grey.

    Who are you cutting (if anyone) to pick up a dropped Mejia in a 12 team H2H?

    C. Carter (Bench Bat), DeGrom, Keuchel, Odorizzi, Feliz

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d usually cut the bench bat

      • Pope says:
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        @Mike: That’s the way I was leaning. Carter shouldn’t stay this hot anyway, right? Thanks Mike

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d imagine he’d cool off. He’s not doing anything for you on the bench anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  63. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team Ops league…lost mccutch so now my 3 man OF looks like Bats/Polanco/Lisper/Choo with Fowler/Craig on DL

    which side do you like (in need of SS help he also has rollins/everth Cabrera)

    1)Lowrie/napoli/corey dickerson/Gee freeman/aaron hill/Lisper/keuchel

    2)Brantley/Lowrie/Napoli/Gee/Bud Norris

    freeman/hill/Choo/ChaseAnderson/Keuchel

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m a little confused sorry….#2

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Mike: yeah sorry, there wasnt enough room bc how large the trade was….which SS eligible do you like best ROS

        Lowrie/rollins/Everth Cabrera?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          no worries…Rollins

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Mike: I can never understand the trading half the roster moves.

  64. Swfcdan says:
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    Keeper league, am done for the year. Been offered Xander ($0) for my first round minor league pick next year. Nothing wrong with Xander is there, sound good long term?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes, I’d take that

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Mike: Yeah offer seemed a bit outta the blue. Zander can be kept for a renewable year next year at $6, then probably $14 for another 3 years on top of that. Nothing changed in his long term future in your eyes, so worth investing in him?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yeah, he’s a long term stock I’d invest in. If anything there is just as much risk tied into the MiLB pick

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Mike: Exactly. I had the 4th overall pick last year. Bryant, Tanaka and Abreu went before me, I took Appel… YUCK.

            I’ll try and get it done now lol.

            • Mike

              Mike says:
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              yeah last year was a little fluky with those big international guys in the MiLB drafts in some leagues

              • Swfcdan says:
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                @Mike: We’ve abolished the availabity of those international signings from our prospect drafts now (I was one of the lead guys opposing it), so that makes this even better as they won’t be available to take early on.

                Guess Rodon and Schwarber will be some of the first guys taken, still a long way off…much rather have Bogartes now.

                • Mike

                  Mike says:
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                  yup, I agree

  65. gareth says:
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    Re: imposter Grey: it is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      true story. It’s crazy how much I associate the avatar more than the name. All the grey cats in my life now make me think of you

      • gareth says:
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        @Mike: I have ben revere on my team and he funnily enough he reminds me of you. Phillies- SAGNOF- Mike!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          haha nice! I love me some Revere

  66. JoseC says:
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    Hey Mike,

    Ok to drop Jed Lowrie for ECab?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  67. LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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    Side A: J Ham
    Side B: Garrett Richards

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      depends a lot on needs. in a vacuum I’d take the bat

  68. LaStellllaaaaaaa says:
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    Side A: J Ham
    Side B: Garrett Richards

  69. yardwork says:
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    I’m currently in first place, but is it crazy to think about this blockbuster so late into the season? (4 weeks until my playoffs) I currently have the Miguel side.

    Miguel, Calhoun, Hahn, Y.Ventura for Beltre, Carlos Gomez, Scherzer.

    Would you pull the trigger?
    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Miggy

    • gareth says:
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      @yardwork: it’s fair. I actually think the Beltre, Gomez & scherzer side may be a slight upgrade.

      • yardwork says:
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        @gareth: One of my concerns is an innings limit for Hahn and Ventura (even though the Royals are still in it). I might not have them in September, whereas Scherzer is an ace. BUT, Miggy is that bat that can carry you to the promise land and back. Thanks again for the advice.

  70. gareth says:
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    Wow. Baez, lindor, bogaerts, wong, santana to name but a few. Middle infield looks to be much deeper going into the 2015 season.

    Come on third base, you’re lagging behind!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      you’re not kidding. lots of choices

  71. Arencibia streaming in my RCL and Yahoo! F&F 15-team last night. Mangia!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Nice!

  72. KaPluie says:
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    You’ve been dERAiled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KaPluie: Not bad, I like Blowratio Alger better

  73. Crotch Pheasant says:
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    Belt for Roark?

    ROS: Belt, Singleton?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Belt

  74. Swfcdan says:
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    Adams or M Carp in a pts league rest of the season? Still feel Adams can have a monster power 2nd half… Carp doesn’t excite me but he racks up the points, currently has 311pts compared to Adams 250 in my league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d stick with Carp

  75. DomMattingly says:
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    Marte is back from DL,who do I drop?
    Headley
    Solarte
    Neil Walker

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Solarte…Walker might be heading to the DL himself if he’s not careful though

  76. Dwayne says:
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    re: wiley

    pitching time bomb

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dwayne: I like Blowratio Alger better

  77. gareth says:
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    These guys listed below have an annual get together at the “Dong field of dreams.” Its not hard to spot from the road as you drive by. Just look for the giant windmill.

    C Arencibia
    1b Reynolds
    2b Uggla
    3b Alvarez
    Ss peralta
    Of granderson
    Of Bj upton
    Of trumbo
    Ut Dunn

  78. Rondizzle says:
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    Start or sit:
    Arrieta @COL
    Teheran @ SEA

    Also:
    Marlyn Byrd vs. Brad Peacock
    Danny Santana vs. Odrisamer Despaigne
    Matt Adams vs. Joe Kelly
    Sin Soo Choo vs. Chris Sale
    Pick 2 of these please!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sit
      start

      Byrd, Santana

  79. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Glossary Term:
    Head Trauma

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: of course you do

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey! Haha

  80. Jack says:
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    ECab or Alky ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      prefer Alky

  81. danny says:
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    hi,

    10 team 6×6 OBP league,

    recently picked up Vogt and dropped Rosario as my catcher but he has been ice cold the last couple weeks

    on the WW there is:

    Flowers
    JP Arenciba
    Dioneer Navarro
    Rosario
    Zumino

    Do I make a move? I only have 10 moves left and I’m currently in first and would like to stay there!

    Thanks,

    • danny says:
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  82. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    ROS: Everth, Peralta, or Rutledge (assuming Tulo never comes back)?

    Thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if no Tulo then I’d take Rutledge

  83. Fantasy Noob says:
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    Side A: Stanton
    Side B: Cano, Annie Sanchez, K Rod

    Winner?

      • Fantasy Noob says:
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        @Grey: NICE. Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I personally am not liking this pirating avatar shizz at all. Take it to espn where Wriston Cocknow will tell you to pick up Baez after he’s gone in every competitive league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      a pirate avataaarrrrrrrrr. get it?

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: we should bet on when he gets around to telling people to grab him? wonder who beat who to arrieta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  85. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    5×5 H2H Roto with OBP in place of BA.

    3B: Gyorko, Headley or Chisenhall (I cut the frustrating Pedro Alvarez)
    SS: Peralta, Bogaerts or Everth Cabrera (fill in for Tulo)
    OF: Reddick, Crisp, Markakis or Stubbs (fill in for McCutchen)

    I can keep one of the guys you don’t choose as a bench bat.
    Who has the best upside down the stretch?
    (I’m assuming one of Headley, Chisenhall, Bogaerts, Crisp)

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gyorko
      Peralta
      Reddick

      I’d go with Crisp or Headley

  86. John says:
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    New new’s lol Wacha looking like mid Sept so he worth a stash? I am in a 10 team league and if I need a prayer in the playoffs ill stash him closer to September, sound like a plan or stash if possible?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d wait a little longer in a ten teamer

  87. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Did Malicious Phenom go off the deep end? Using Greys pic and named himself Grey Jr…fatal attraction?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think they are two different people. great movie

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mike: MP uses the term annie ball so i believe mp is both

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: nothing he’s said sounds like Phenom.

  88. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: if arenado goes down for any prolonged amount of time, who do like between valbuena, chis, Rutledge and Plouffe (weekly roto redraft)?

  89. dude says:
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    How would you rank Goldy and Harper for 2015?

    Debating building up a package of my Harper and ? for Goldy and need to get a feel for what I can expect from each next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Goldy first

  90. Sad Keanu says:
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    Gee on waivers. Pick him up over Hammel?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Sad Keanu: Now that makes more sense than Dee…I guess flip a coin right now

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: most certainly Gee, he looked fine in his start a few days ago. hammel’s been garbage since being traded (which is like 5 starts of info)

  91. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, would you start Salarzar (vs CIN MLatos, $13.9) or Shoemarker (vs LAD DHaren, $9.4) today? or both not to start…? Thanks.

  92. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Alex Wood’s unearned runs gave me wood this morn. I had a 1.17 era in 15.2 innings yesterday and all my other pitching cats fell into place. My team seems to be naked without Goldschmidt at 1b. I picked up Coglan dropped Torii. I try to stream hot bats you ok with that. Nice work as usual ty.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Yea i had Wheeler, Wood and Lynn last night with a few relievers mixed in : 22 ip., 1 win, 1 save, 18 Ks, 1.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 3 QS.
      It was a nice night

  93. Jason says:
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    SP that destroys you for the week early on in the week…

    a weekENDer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: That’s really good… I’ll put it on the list to Rudy to decide

  94. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Only 1 hr and 9k’s till jay fo prediction is met on Baez.

  95. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Miley dropped an H2H Bomb on your stats for the week.

  96. Steve Stevenson says:
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    What are the Bucs doing not putting Cutch on the DL? He’s got a broken rib and cartilage damage–do they really think that’s less than a 15-day injury? I need that roster spot!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Im with you on that…its bad enough i have him and goldy..now hes taking up space

  97. Matt says:
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    Need to drop one, which is it? 6×6 with QS and Wins

    lackey, kazmir, arrieta, wheeler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Wheeler

  98. Martin says:
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    @grey- Cespedes or Jordan Zimmerman in H2H league? Noo specific need for hitting or pitching

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Martin: if no specific need go with the bat

  99. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings,

    In a 12 team roto dynasty

    My Bruce for his Kluber or Gray?

    Thanks

  100. nick the dick says:
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    No more cutting grams, and wrapping grands up in rubberbands,
    I’m a recovered man, with plans to discover other lands,
    Suburban places got me seeking for oasis, cristal by the cases,
    Ladies of all races with dime faces,
    Sex on the white sand beaches of Saint Thomas,
    Though this ain’t promised, I’m as determined as them old timers,
    I wanna villa in a Costa Rica, so i can smoke my reefer, and enjoy how life supposed to treat ya
    Laid in the shades of the everglades, finally forever paid,
    Wearing the finest fabrics tailors ever made, me and my team,
    Carrabeans forseen, i guess being down for so long i’m all in store to see my dreams
    So until i see past the green pasture, me being supreme master,
    Ain’t much more life to feind after, but another chapter, a new way of life to adapt to,
    Cuz these streets a gas ya,and have ya caught up in the rapture,
    Deja vu, could envision my killa crew, more hospitable, consciously aware plus political

    Bonus Track:

    My flesh tower, so long it takes an hour to wash in the shower,
    So big you gotta run for cover, better cower,
    In the corner like jack horner, i warned ya,
    Now ur a believer, more flesh than Jeff, Dahmers freezer,
    I need 2 hands to grip it while u pissing with some tweezers, geez its, got more followers than Jesus, who needs this, much wong? Its too long, like Gian,
    Carlo hitting a dong, gotta hit it like a 6 foot bong, sing along to my song,
    More power to the flesh tower! Dong da dong dong, more power to the flesh tower dong da dong!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: ha with your hot fiyah lyrics and my help ghostwriting we sure churned out a dope track!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We should start a group!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: not as big internationally as Mr. Knish

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that one of Pitbull’s nicknames?

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: You dont even know your own tracks?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I recorded these songs almost a decade ago and the label never paid to have me tour…

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: hA ha

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: haha obviously not as good as our group ‘Dick in the Stache’, but you like AZ?? Thought it was a solid track to do today…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, true… Yeah, makes me think of YZ and Return of the Holy One…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: holy moly that hasnt crossed my mind in forever! Ha apples and oranges, but both are tasty!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It came up in my shuffle the other day and I listened to to it for an hour… Such a great one hit wonder (I think they were one hit)…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: yeah it sure was. Definitely a one hit wonder, prob the only song they recorded ever. Lotta 90s guys like that, one slammin jam and thats it. What the hell happened to Domino after ghetto jam and sweet potato pie??!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Domino — ha! Wow, haven’t thought of him in a while… I just looked up to see what he’s up to now… He’s an outspoken critic…I was expecting either gay marriage or the music industry… It was the latter, thankfully…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: haha i pictured him and Ini Kamoze somehwere with some OJ, in a green glass, slash Tangueray just straight hotsteppin

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Awesome visual

  101. Mike says:
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    We call a great pitcher an “Ace”. Wade Miley should be called a “Deuce”, because that’s what he dropped on my ERA last night. A big ol’ #2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Not bad, doesn’t encapsulate exactly this definition though

  102. TOGMAN says:
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    Drop Hudson for Paxton? 12-team H2H 5×5

    also…

    Must drop one :( 12-H2H 5×5
    Raj Davis/Melky/Heyward/Byrd/M.Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on team set up, probably lose Heyward or Rajai… I’d hold Hudson

  103. joe says:
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    need a RP guy to stabilize my ratios, who’s the best of Joe Smith/Pat Neshek/Andrew Miller/Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neshek

  104. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Drop son of greg for boxberger in a holds league? Ol’ Luke looks like he is on the verge of some serious regression and the lack of K’s is worrying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  105. Nicholas Pieroni says:
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    Been struggling at SS all year. Hardy, Bogarts, Alcantara, etc. Just picked up Baez. Got offered Hanley for Tyson Ross. H2H pts league where Ross has been pretty dominant. Other Sp’s are Sale, Stras, Liriano, Stroman, Arrieta, Kazmir, Alex Wood, Kimbrel, Robertson, Holland and Pineda on DL. Hold or pull the trigger? Anyone know is Ross will be on an innings limit? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hanley

  106. Puig's Poutines says:
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    neil walker back tight drop for arismendy? who do you like ros?

  107. Puig's Poutines says:
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    will kennys vargas have more value ros then singleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  108. dropdabass says:
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    if you were building a team for next year (ROS irrelevant), how would you rank the following ‘surprising’ pitchers of this year:

    Sonny, Garret richards, Kluber, Lester, Teheran? I feel like they’re all so similar, with the exception of Lester.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Teheran, Lester

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, kluber over teheran now. nice.

  109. Andrew says:
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    Salazar at Reds a $20 on SON??
    Latos at home vs Indians only a $5?

    Shouldn’t those numbers be reverses? SON also loved Tomlin at Cin yesterday with a $14

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cincy has been terrible this year

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Grey: And Salazar gives up 5 in 4IP SON is crap. Was down on Duffy, he was great. All smiles for Gray – 6 runs in 5IP. Are you sure that thing is not broken?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anomalies

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: go look at Gray’s season numbers. this was probably his worst start ever. Tomlin’s been blown up many times before.

  110. J-FOH says:
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    This is weird!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: there are Grey’s all over the place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If only we could get a Touch of Grey pumped into the Razzball speakers…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: what about grey’s groove from last night?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What was that anyway? Was that your apology for trying to jinx Baez but failing?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How about your DeLorean hoax yesterday? Member you trying to jinx Baez?

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @J-FOH: @Grey: Baez, Schmaez! Jordan Schaefer hit a home run in his first major-league AB…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha… Stop hatin’!

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: New avatar is more reflective of my usual fantasy baseball disposition.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Is that the invisible man with a Dodgers hat?

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: Ha, looks a bit like it. Nah – it’s just a photo of my best side.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, I see now… That’s not gauze

                    • SteveNZ says:
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                      @Grey: Hand covering face in despair/annoyance…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s perfect!

  111. hifi says:
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    Have to drop/trade 1

    Tanaka-DL, Cole-DL, Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  112. JonnyHammersticks says:
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    Loney, Pearce, Johnson, Holt or Medica to replace Goldschmidt ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medica for a few days while hot

      • JonnyHammersticks says:
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        What about long haul?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Jonny Hammersticks says:
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            Who for the rest of the season

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Johnson

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: is that dan johnson on TOR?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hope it’s not Dan

  113. sniff test says:
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    I need your help sniffing…Reddick or Fuld over either Evereth or A. Jax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick over Jackson

      • sniff test says:
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        @Grey: yes sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sniff it out!

  114. Jack says:
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    MadBum or Lester ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  115. John says:
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    Trying to plan ahead a bit with 2 on DL and bench bat which i never have looking to possibly make 2 trades. Current roster 10 tm h2h….which move benefits me most
    Rosters below would be when Edwin comes back
    CURRENT – w Edwin on DL
    Perez
    Cano
    Pujols
    Desmond
    Frazier
    Puig Stanton AJones Dickerson Util Bench Baez Span…….Edwin DL
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
    1. Trade Cano for Jupton, May see if he wants Dickerson to and upgrade one my arms anyhow…
    Perez
    -BAEZ——-trust baez?
    Pujols
    Desmond
    Frazier
    Puig Stanton AJones JUPTON Util Edwin
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Trade Frazier for Kluber or Hamels, current SP below
    Perez
    Cano
    Pujols
    Desmond
    -EDWIN
    Puig Stanton AJones Dickerson Util Baez

    Cueto Lester Kazmir Latos Wood Ventura GCOLE Odorizzi

    OR HOLD? Basically if I hold ill try hold bench bat as long as possible til i can trade but deadline is august/17

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Okay 2. Sure

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Liking Second trade little better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • John says:
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          @John: Also, if i do upton trade hes interested in 10 tm lg throw in dickerson or span and Janssen to get upton and mcgee

          I know its overkill but if it gets deal done and id have to drop one anyhow. Thinking dickerson cause still doesnt play everyday?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Span

        • John says:
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          Which one trade span or dickerson, If i trade frazier for kluber or hamels(preference) i would have to drop one of the two for pablo until edwin comes back. Should i just add dickerson or span in the deal…

          dickerson frazier for kluber wayy much but in 10 team and if im dropping why not? I pick up pablo

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Trade Span

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @John: nice fancy lines ya got there.

  116. Puig's Poutines says:
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    grey drop neil walker for arismendy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  117. jim says:
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    Would you trade Stroman and Worley for any one of the following: Aramis, Yelich, or Alex Gordon?

    • jim says:
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      @jim: Or Stroman and Worley for Porcello?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them… Gordon, Yelich

  118. PinPlayer says:
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    Little late to the pants party!
    ERAdicator is Strausburg this year – 1.0 Whip every game, but somehow gives up 3-5 ER’s every time out & kills your ERA for the week.

    For Miley, how about a simple, “WhERA-It, bitch!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly true on Stras…. I think we have better for Miley…

  119. Jason says:
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    currently have zobrist at SS with Revere in the OF. Drop revere, move Zobrist to OF and grab E-Cab? or could grab gyorko…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need

  120. Birthday Dinosaur says:
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    I need a McCutchen replacement. 1 team Roto, HR,RBI,Steals, BB, K AVG. I need HR’s and average most. RBI, Steal and low K helps, BB are useless to me.

    Torii Hunter, JD Martinez, Josh Reddick, Josh Harrison, Ozuna, Kris Davis, Chris Carter, Vogt.

    I was leaning Hunter until he got hit last night. Quick switch to Reddick or J.D.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  121. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Does Mauers return have an effect on Vargas’ playing time. The Twins are loaded with dh types. Just seems like to many options for so little room. I don’t see how they can keep playing Parm,Willing and Cola on defense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mauer plays 1st, Cola gets benched

  122. Sky

    Sky says:
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    We’re both boobs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You guys one-upped Total Recall!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I have to assume we’re talking the Ahhhnold one and not that weird 2012 thing. Didn’t watch it, of course. Hollywood doesn’t get my money with remakes like that. Now this will get me to go out:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8s_1UcdoNI

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: what is that a remake of?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks good, but they should’ve got Nick’s cinematographer…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: for tweens and teens

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sky’s such a tweener

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: that’s the hairiest tweener ever

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tweener after Propecia accident?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: bigfoot Sky

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Skyquatch!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’ll remake Harry And The Hendersons!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Need to gain 400 lbs!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      More beer you say? I’m in!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll drink one for you tomorrow in San Diego

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha!

  123. John says:
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    Melancon or Britton ROS? either them over Janssen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SAGNOF

  124. Snacks13 says:
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    Grey,

    Is the news about Tanaka playing catch just grandstanding by the Yanks? I don’t want to drop him but you seem to be so convinced he’s done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has a serious injury, what’s he going to throw maybe 25 IP more? Pick someone up off waivers that can do that

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Snacks13: if you can find anyone who’s ever even HEARD of anybody with that sort of injury coming back the same season (and being good) in which he sustained the injury find that person, report back, and then you might be able to convince maybe one of us that it’s even possible. i’m not being facetious, since everyone i ask hasn’t even heard of it happening before.

  125. mraccoe says:
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    Who to start today?

    Markakis @ Tor (Hutch)
    Stubbs vs ChC (Arrieta)

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Markakis

  126. goodfold2 says:
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    benched rios and andrus (facing sale, seemed obv), who’s the one bench between these
    gordon @ ARI (Tron loves this start)
    longo @ OAK
    alcantara @ COL (he’s been bad lately)
    i do need steals though, and Tron says bench longo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  127. JMAC says:
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    H2H OBP Keeper League (Keep 6).

    First place, but I have Goldy, Tulo, Cargo, and had zimmerman… Pitching is stronger

    Trade Option 1: Arrieta for Zobrist (Good OBP)

    Trade Option 2: Arrieta & Lucroy (Good OBP) for Ian Desmond & Perez (Bad OBP)

    Which side are you on in the above 2? and which one is the Best deal?

    Trade Option 3: Neither and I have a lot of other good options if neither of those are great in your opinion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are great… 1’s better

  128. Pick 2 batters to sit the bench tonight:

    Rutledge vs Arrieta ($20.8)
    Dickerson vs Arrieta ($29.0)
    Werth vs Niese ($23.5)
    Bruce vs Salazar ($19.5)
    JD Mart @ Capuano ($18.8)
    Reddick vs Hellickson ($8)
    Span vs Niese ($9.5)

    I’m thinking its Werth and Martinez sitting tonight but I don’t love the Rockies against Arrieta… and Bruce could be getting hot or just setting me up to for failure.

  129. Fungazi says:
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    Should Odorizzi be rostered in a 12 team or streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer more or less

  130. hifi says:
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    Tanaka $23 and JHamilton$18 for Kluber $1 in a keeper

    Have: Bautista, Jones, Puig, Trumbo, Reddick, Myers (DL) so I can prob afford to deal JHam, and Tanaka is just sucking up a DL spot, where he’ll prob be for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kluber

  131. goodfold2 says:
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    is it just me or do andrus and rios get caught a LOT more than they used to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Getting old

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: andrus isn’t. rios sure. damn gray now has a whip of 3. if not for miley’s antics this would be pretty depressing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  132. nick the dick says:
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    Not loving the 4 walks in 3 innings from sonny so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take over Teheran thus far

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: oh damn i have em both going and was gonna say at least teheran has a lead…then i looked again….and they both gave up more runs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, getting uglier

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: nice lil 11+ era so far to start the day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mine isn’t much better

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: teheran has more K’s though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yay

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: getting 3 K’s and over a 9 ERA is a double insult.

  133. Marv says:
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    10-tm Keeper H2H cat. (keep only 12 of 24)
    Am I crazy to do this trade, or something like it…With McCutchin and Goldy hurt, I need a replacement 1B and OF

    My McCutch / Bruce / Wood / Hammel for His Bautista / Cespedes / Richards / Shields ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind it if you can win this year

  134. hankp says:
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    Rank ROS for a 5×5: CJ Wilson, Paxton, Keuchel, Miley. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel, Paxton

  135. goodfold2 says:
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    should we add cotts around now? wash showing trust in him. leaving him out for 7 outs. once he gets them of course.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: nevermind, now we just gotta hope for feliz implosion. get fingers ready (me quoting her)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and of course he gets his only appearance with more than 1 K (2 out of 2 batters today, with previous 5 total K’s in 14.33 innings)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: I will when i think it looks like he’ll get saves. have few pickups per week in this league i’m talking about. I have him in 20 teamer where we start 7 RP.

  136. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Oh great wise one. My lineup is below. Two questions: 1) underperforming, high upside, possibly heating up Billy Butler and Jay Bruce are in FA pool–drop anyone for one of them? 2) Could use another holds guy–drop any of my closers? Mejia, Petricka, Rondon, Casila are still out there if I need a closer again…

    Thanks!

    Luccroy
    Trumbo
    Dozier
    Reyes
    Wright
    Ellsbury, eaton, span, carter, cespedes, Calhoun
    Springer, Myers (DL)
    Kluber, Sale, Bummgarner, Ryu, Zimmerman, Archer, Odorizzi
    Papelbon, Janssen, Benoit, Perkins, Cishek, Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce over Carter…. 2) Sure

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Grey: 1a) drop carter vice Calhoun? Cool. 2a) which closer to drop? Torn between Benoit (how many saves SD get) and Janssen (seems he hasnt had many clean saves lately)?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Janssen

  137. Art Vandelay says:
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    Random question, but where do you see Polanco going in drafts next year in a standard 12 team 5×5 league?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Art Vandelay: I’d guess maybe 5th or 6th round

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      75ish

  138. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Points league pitchers: Pick 2 to roster for the stretch run
    Kennedy, Salazar, McCarthy, Worley, Gausman, Beckett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Salazar

  139. fisher price says:
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    Gentlemen–

    Thanks for the piercing analysis and the scintillating commentary.. .as always.

    I’m thinking about trading for Baez; I’m in a 10 team 5×5 league where we keep five each year. I currently am running out:

    C S. Perez
    1B J. Singleton / Duda / C. Carter
    2B Carpenter
    3B Machado
    SS J. Peralta
    Util / OF Stanton / Puig / Polanco / Calhoun / Springer

    SP Salazar / Latos / Chen . Keuchel A. Wood / Iwakuma
    RP Doolittle / Papelbon / Britton / Cishek

    The guy who owns Baez just got hurt via Goldschmidt, so I offered him Carter; he wants a reliever as well and offered back Ryu / Baez for Doolittle / Carter.

    If I can swing a trade, I’d keep Baez / Springer / Stanton / Puig / Polanco or Machado… I think?

    I appreciate any advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That trade’s a no brainer, go for it…

  140. nick the dick says:
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    And sonny pulls into the shitiness lead!!

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @nick the dick: yea I have both of them on one team…killing me right now

      • nick the dick says:
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        @jef with 1 f: i have both on two teams. Thought i had a nice night lined up with those two and arrieta, yordano and latos going. Right in the shitter….

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @nick the dick: Do Americans usually call the toilet the shitter?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Swfcdan: who said i was American??…. Well yeah I am and we do, depending on what youre using it for. Could be the pisser. You obviously knew what I meant though, assuming I didnt mean they gave it to me right in the rear end.

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @nick the dick: Pisser and shitter, right….I’ll use that terminology next time im with my girlfriend, see what she says. Should be interesting.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Swfcdan: what do foreigners call it? i’m assuming you have more words than toilet for it.

                • Swfcdan says:
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                  @goodfold2: The dumper, bog, loo, wazzer, slasher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  141. Swfcdan says:
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    Freeman for Scherzer or Grienke

    or

    Adams for Shark

    Points league and im getting the bat. Which would you rather do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman for Greinke

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: If it has to be Scherzer which do you prefer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Freeman

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, got it done.

            Grey, helping the fantasy baseball world one trade at a time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Swfcdan says:
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                @Grey: You can’t cure poverty or world hunger yet but you can cure fantasy baseball problems which is the next best thing!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  142. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    is hellickson worth anything now? OAK isn’t usually a shitty offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  143. Game of Throws says:
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    in 10 team H2H I traded:

    Strasburg/Doolittle for Kazmir/Kinsler

    How’d i do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine, depends on needs

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: Need Hitting… but ABC is my motto that I stole from you! haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  144. Papajeansegura says:
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    Segura, Everth, or Alcantara? I have 2 already. which two do you like better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Segura

  145. Hondo says:
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    I had to deal with my Dad’s doctor today(some actually still do make home visits) and accidentally left Sonny Gray on the bench.

    Is there a term for a reverse Sonovabench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really a Holy Sit! but that’s what I’d be saying

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Hondo: shit sit

  146. CatalinaWineMixer says:
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    Blackmon or Reddick ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  147. tony says:
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    reddick or marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Marte

  148. tony says:
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    also stroman or ventura rest of this season

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @tony: Ventura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

  149. Arnie says:
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    16 team dynasty league i am offered the following :
    Goldshmidt plus sano for baez plus bryant plus alex gordon. Am out of contention. Goldscmidts salary is 20 for next season.
    Thanks for the great job

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

  150. Jon says:
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    Would you deal any/all of these SP in a trade for Donaldson or Bautista? (Should anyone be off limits?)

    Teheran Cobb Zimm Bailey Porcello

    It’s a keep 18 league so all are keepers for me right now.

    Who do you prefer between Donaldson or Joey Bats? (position doesn’t matter much because I have Frazier with 1B and 3B eligibility)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, any of them for Donaldson… Reverse order you listed

  151. Rob says:
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    Can someone please explain to me why McCutchen isn’t being put on the DL?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, it’s bizarre, maybe the Pirates just don’t need an extra person yet

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: i think their guy that fills out this paperwork is the same guy who conveniently kept Braun’s urine at his house for a the weekend instead of taking where it was supposed to go immediately, per his job (cough cough, paid off, cough cough). in this case somebody very rich’s H2H opp this week has mccutchen. also the rich guy is first in waiver order.

  152. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    Hudson hit waivers—do I drop Gee, Gio, or Liriano? I’m leaning Gee…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip on matchups between Gee and Hudson

  153. SteveNZ says:
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    Is Arrieta a start in Coors in a 14-teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I could see it… I’m benching him in RCL, but he’s pretty borderline startable even there…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Already suffered through Sonny’s start on that team…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I suffered through Gray and Teheran on multiple

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: same here

  154. AJ says:
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    Being offered Machado for my Tulo, what side you got? thanks

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @AJ: dynasty?..redraft?

  155. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wet Tail 2 for 2…your my boy blue

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… WET TAIL!

  156. Basement Artie says:
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    Hey, check out the Nationals game on TV. Cy Young is pitching! Oh, wait a minute…sorry, it was the Nats announcers talking about Doug Fister.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nats announcers are such homers

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey:@Grey: They are so awful that its funny. You kind of feel embarrassed for them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Basement Artie: when the cardinals played MIL the other day the STL announcer homer said lohse was “one of the best starters in the NL”, and how weird it was that we were hitting him.

  157. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    we appear to be witnessing hutchison’s 2nd good home start? maybe he’s coming around to what SON says about him . i used to own him early in year, and simply couldn’t believe how horrible he was at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  158. Fish says:
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    Kzar is Russian for ASS.

    By, hey at least he didn’t walk anyone!!!
    We shall call this “The Reverse Jackie Bradley Jr.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Fish: Kzar seems pretty close to”czar” a name (i thought) for Russian head of state

  159. jef with 1 f says:
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    Dong for cargomez…he’s alive!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had him when he gets crazy hot

  160. jef with 1 f says:
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    How’s your offense doing…mine is slowly but surely getting better …oddly enough after losing cutch and Goldy…one of the benefits of going heavy on offense ..I lost those two and still have one of the best line ups in my league.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: thank god Arenado was just a bruised quad..not sure I could survive another one now though

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I hear that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team is still a mess… Then my pitching went and got killed today too… Wasn’t a good day and I didn’t even have to use my AK…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: that sucks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sho enuff!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why doesn’t that have like 60 million views? That’s the best thing ever…HA!

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                Classic

                • jef with 1 f says:
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                  @jef with 1 f: sho Nuff was a scary dude when I was little

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I don’t remember him at all… Don’t remember that movie really… Remember liking it but not one other thing about it

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @Grey: I remember seeing the movie back in the day but it would be like seeing it for the first time if I watched it now..don’t remember much from it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, totally

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: you forget bruce Leroy?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  161. hankg says:
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    In a keeper league I’ve been offered Springer for Polanco. I think their upside is relatively even. However I think Springer may be a better fit for my team this year and in the future as my other OF are A. Jones and B. Hamilton. Should I pull the trigger? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  162. Mose says:
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    Pitcher killing your entire week such as Miley is a “week whacker”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s pretty good… I’ll run it by Rudy for final confirmation…

  163. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus, if not for duda/harrison i’d be 0-16. good thing polanco/harrison have got all my counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I had them

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: double shit, AND i’m playing laroche/bautista at same time. those 2 have 15 bases, 3 homers (he just tied me), 6 RBI, 4 runs.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i’m pretty sure in this league i’ve played against like 6 of laroche’s homers. he only has 15 it says on box score, but it seems to be like he has at least 27.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: thank you alcantara (and he ain’t done much lately)! it really feels like you’re about to get swept when team blasts you in homers 3-0 in less than 2 hours.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Arismendy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I know the feeling

  164. D-mase says:
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    Roy Cuddyer for A. Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roy Cuddyer?

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I just looked up Roy cuddyer to see if I missed something ha ha

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @jef with 1 f: Rest Of Year? I guess

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the idea of a Roy Cuddyer

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha me too I was hoping to find one

            • D-mase says:
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              @jef with 1 f: Rest of year: sorry. But if the 1/2 of of Roy Cuddyer was similar to the Smalley version I’d have to pass. Apologize for the lack of clarity: keep up the good work

  165. nick the dick says:
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    No brainer question time…gray and harper for cano and carglass

  166. AJ says:
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    which one of these offers would be the most fair for Cargo. Bruce/Hill or Bruce/Verlander? and would you want to acquire a non 100% Cargo? thanks

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @AJ: I could see giving up Bruce and hill..but I’m not a cargo fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either…Give Verlander first

  167. AJ says:
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    Pick up Giles with Papelbon clearing waivers today?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @AJ: I have him on a few teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. tank1 says:
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    Looking ahead for next season would you deal Frazier, McGee and Petricka for Goldschmidt? Frazier costs a 25th round pick next year while Goldschmidt costs an 18th round pick. Thanks.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @tank1: yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jef with 1 f: hell ya, i’ve been making my own goldy deals in last 2 weeks. they’re fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  169. nick the dick says:
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    Motha effin titty suckin two timing arrieta!!!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: throw that on top of the burning pile of gray teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You didn’t bench him, huh?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: gamblin man

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: coors always wins

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: it’s fitting for tonights theme that my rosario sits and the rockies go off on my arrieta

  170. goodfold2 says:
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    SHOEMAKER! pitcher profile! getting out pitched by near league worst haren ain’t cool dude.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and just how does haren go from droppable in NL only leagues to perfect game against LAA through 5 innings?

  171. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    somebody ahead of me had higher waiver for dunn. i grabbed sipp just before somebody grabbed herrera. holds/RW/k per 9 league. i probably should’ve grabbed fields before even asking (since i also have qualls), but sipp is 7th inning lately and has great stats too. stick with sipp or go brach/jumbo D/leclure? fields has been owned and dropped three times since early july.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  172. SteveNZ says:
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    Sure glad I benched the Panda.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: that tub stole my save opp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perfect picture for that!

  173. JoeyCrowbarz says:
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    Rank the following to replace Goldy:

    Lind
    Napoli
    Loney
    Holt
    C. Johnson
    Medica

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

      • JoeyCrowbarz says:
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        Thanks mate

  174. frankgrimes says:
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    Tulowitzki “Something needs to change”
    How bout staying healthy for a change asshat

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @frankgrimes: i don’t think he has any control over the glasslikeness of his body. watch the video of when he broke 2 (3?) ribs making routine play (last year?). dude won’t be able to walk before he’s 50.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  175. Andrew says:
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    Haren perfect through 5. Is he back???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Because of 5 innings?

  176. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    matheny “brain damaged geek alert” yet again, even though rosie is generally terrible when
    A. tired
    and
    B. in tie games
    bring him in for the 4th day out of 5. there ya go. matheny never managed at any level pre MLB (i’m not making that up).
    also, after k.davis, casilla made braun/lucroy/aramis look pretty stupid.

  177. D-mase says:
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    Now that my dream of Roy Smalley Cuddyer has been crushed…..rest of year….Michael Cuddyer or Asdrubal Cabrera…..appreciate the work

  178. Hondo says:
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    And at 1:54 before a travelday,Yeffyou says-

    ” Pardon Us

    We are running our servers through some drills and will be unavailable for a bit.

    Please check back in about an hour. ”

    Stinks like some FFB crap.And football is total crap.

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