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Chris Tillman went 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.55 while dropping his 2nd half ERA to 2.14 in 46 1/3 IP.  Still, the best thing about him is he doesn’t currently have a duet with Nicki Minaj on the radio.  He’s the one person in the western hemisphere.  You are so lucky, eastern hemisphere!  Assuming you, Eastern Hemispherers, move to the western hemisphere in the next six months and don’t get all of our hand-me-down crap songs next.  I lived in London in the fall of 1996, so I had a jumpstart on “Tell me what you want what you really want, what you really really want” by the Spice Girls, then when I moved back home, it just got here.  I had a good solid 12 months straight of one stupid Spice Girls song.  I called it A Clockwork Spice.  Ready for me to tie this in?  I bet you are!  I was in on Tillman in the preseason the past two years, convinced he could make the jump to fantasy number two.  I held him both years in the 1st half, as he got battered around, then in the 2nd half of both years after I dropped him, he buckled down and showed the kind of pitcher he can be.  Unlike last year, his peripherals this year are pretty poor — 6.2 K/9, 3 BB/9, 4.31 xFIP.  I’d definitely own him while he’s going well, but I don’t think he’s become anything more than a decent fantasy number four to five.  Right now, he’s a Wannabe.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ubaldo Jimenez – Moved to the bullpen.  A lot was made of the fact that he has a $50 million contract, but the contract was printed out on both sides of the paper, so they saved like three cents there.

Nick Hundley – 2-for-4 and a slam (3) and legs (1).  Ding, ding, ding!  The winner for most random Slam & Legs goes to… Nick Hundley!  Show him what he’s won…Curtain rises…Apathy!  That’s right, Nick Hundley, your very own apathy!

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3 and his 32nd homer.  The Grande Dolor!

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 3.25.  Ugh, that just dolors.  Seems like right when I got on the Quintana bandwagon it came off the tracks.  Why is a bandwagon even on tracks?!  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I could see moving on in shallower mixed leagues.

Andrew Cashner – Could return this weekend.  Cash rules everything around me, Andrew get the money, clean bill of health, y’all!

Jesse Hahn – Was optioned to Double-A.  For those that were wondering when he’s going to get shutdown, I’ll say August 19th.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I told you he was a sleeper!  Well, at least he’s making it easier to sell to you again next year.  Suckers–I mean, readers!

Abraham Almonte – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Whoa, what’s the Almonte the Hoopla about?  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week and could be a short-term pick up.  That’s the Almonte the Hoopla.  Good fit with Gyorkin’ Crocus.

Josh Beckett – Might not return this season.  I’m sure there’s a country song he knows that perfectly encapsulates how he’s feeling.

Zack Greinke – Has a sore elbow.  As Velma would say, Greinkes!  Mattingly said Greinke’s elbow would be checked today and he’s a possibility for his Thursday start.  It’s also possible Dane Cook is not the most hated comic.  Unlikely, but possible.

Carl Crawford – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (19).  That viola string the doctors put in for his hamstring is paying off nicely, so he can stop fiddling around.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, his third homer in the last three games, and his 5th homer this week.  Hot Oschwaldo!  If you’re waiting until he cools off to pick him up, it’s not a good strategy.

Trevor Bauer – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER vs. Kyle Gibson (5 1/3 IP, 5 ER).  In a matchup of This Is Your Brain vs. This Is Your Brain After Chasing Upside.

Yan Gomes – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 17th homer, as he bats .285.  Maybe you shouldn’t have scratched your catcher scab in April.

Aroldis Chapman – Dealing with a sore shoulder.  Probably nothing for a guy that throws 102 MPH.  Eye roll, head scratch, fart sound made with hand in armpit.  I own Jonathan Broxton everywhere I can.  T-minus 2 days until Aroldis hits the DL.

Yadier Molina – Hopes to begin swinging a bat soon.  He should write a company’s name on the bat and swing it on a street corner to generate some advertising income.  What?  I’m an entrepreneur.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting around .325 in the last week with two homers.  Hhot Schhmotato!

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Finish strong, you sumsabeach!

Jon Jay – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Needs to be a deep league and daily so you can bench him when the Cards face a lefty, but The Federalist is batting .500 in the last week and been doing it since 1787 (okay, maybe since August 1st).

Omar Infante – 4-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs. I’ve seen all the fantasy stars in their fancy cars and limousines.  Been high on Rockies and their ridiculous stadium.  But I know what I’m needing and I don’t want to waste more time.  I’m in an Omar Infante state of mind!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Someone set up a 2015 draft so I can draft Arenado right now.  Right…NOW!

Drew Stubbs – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Must’ve been spurred on by me saying the other day he’s a top 40 outfielder on our Player Rater.  Don’t worry, Weiss will bench him today.

Michael Cuddyer – Out yesterday with a sore hamstring.  When he returned two days ago, I said he’d only stay healthy for two weeks.  I obviously was generous.

Carlos Gonzalez – Might not be ready for spring training.  I’d suggest the Rockies open each game with the M.A.S.H. theme song, but they aren’t painless.

Alex Rios – Was scratched from the lineup with conjunctivagina.  When I see his OF position eligibility on my team, I wanted to add an extra F.

Yu Darvish – Now Ron Washington’s backing off his first prediction that Darvish would be back in two weeks.  Ya think?  Their best player has an elbow issue and they’re 80 games under .500.  Hmm, tough call.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-5 and his 21st steal, hitting over .450 in the last week.  Of course, I had him on Sunday for the one day he sat out.  *Marge Simpson disapproving groan*

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Decent start, but he was going against the RAAAngers.  Cosart gets Coors next and, if you start him there, you better drink everything you have Jarred.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5 and his 16th steal.  In the spirit of Paul George adopting the nickname PG-13.  I suggest for Yelich:  CYO.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  OZUNA hold girl in hand.  OZUNA hit ball far.  OZUNA accidentally squeeze girl’s head.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  There was offense everywhere yesterday.  Was it Throwback to 1998 Day and I didn’t hear about it?  I’m guessing the entire league was tested for steroids on Monday, so they knew it was fine to shoot up on Tuesday afternoon without repercussions.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 17th homer.  Next March Commenter, “Grey, your stache is my Sistine Chapel and I pretend to put money in the donate box to impress girls, but why so low on J.D. Martinez?”

Wil Myers – Wasn’t activated yesterday.  Well, no dur.  I wonder if the guy who says someone wasn’t activated works in the same department as Kevin from the “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department.

Chris Archer – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, but there was three unearned runs that chased Archer from the game.  Ticker shock!

Grant Balfour – 0 IP, 3 ER, moving his record to 1-5 and ERA to 5.48 as Jim Johnson got the win while moving his ERA to 7.07.  I think Billy Beane has finally gone too far and is going to be found out for infecting all players leaving the A’s with a strain of botulism.

James Loney – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Casey Kotchman and Lyle Overbay get together and flip baseball cards, but as they say, “Only the Loney.”

Evan Longoria – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  So, he is playing, I can confirm that.

Tsuyoshi Wada – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Pitched much better than the grounds crew who put on the tarp during the rain delay.  When the crew chief says, “Grounds crew up,” he won’t speak so fast next time.  I like Wada, but agree with the Stream-o-Nator that his next start is a bit of a worry.

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  If you bet on Kazmir to pitch the entire year healthy and could cash out your money at any point after August 1st with partial payout, when do you take your money and run?  Need more info like how much you get after each start you wait?  Well, I don’t have more info, because it’s a made-up scenario!

Josh Reddick – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I’m enjoying having Reddick and not embarrassed to admit that.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. Right now, he reminds me of a poor man’s Salty.  I will call him, Fleur de Sole of Foot.

Chris Carter – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Who ends the season with more homers?  Mi novio, Giancarlo, or Hurry K’d Carter?  Tough call, right?  Okay, if you rapidly move your eyes back and forth, you’ll forget what you just read and be able to read on without that question haunting you.

Brian McCann – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I was just thinking how I bet McCann tries to talk the Yankees into taking a chance on his childhood friend, Jeff Francoeur.  Then Cashman can pretend to be deaf.

David Robertson – 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Due to everyone dumping ice buckets on their head, no one has talked much about the latest Closepocalypse that has been making its way around the country.  It’s hailing blown saves from Bangor, Maine to San Diego and every little town in between that Nick, our TV on the radio host, has stopped in to draft a fantasy football league.

Andrew McCutchen – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I think I have a drinking problem.  Mint Julep isn’t something you guzzle, is it?”  Geez, he’s getting sadder by the day.

Travis Snider – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Kept hitting and, more importantly, he kept playing even after The Dread Pirate returned.  Gonna be hard for the Pirates to bench Snider with how hot he’s been.  Looks like the eighth post-hype year was the lucky charm.

Pedro Alvarez – Won’t play 3rd base anymore this year unless someone gets injured.  Anything’s better than Pittsburgh, but especially Sans Pedro.

Francisco Liriano – 4 IP, 7 ER.  He hates you and your fantasy team.  A fierce ugly hate.  Like what you harbor for the guy that pantsed you in the fifth grade.

Aaron Harang – 8 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  The Jane Goodall-trained Harangutan didn’t start throwing sh*t until the last inning.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Justin’s making it very hard for his parents to pretend to love their children equally.  “Dad, I went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, why did you have me on your bench?”  “David Peralta’s been hot, Beej.”

Evan Gattis – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  Pirates thought he was trying to show them up with his home run trot, but Gattis doesn’t go anywhere without his coin metal detector.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-6, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Heyward’s done well at the top of the order, but Fredi Gonzalez, unable to stop tinkering with a good thing, now has decided to start Phil Gosselin (1-for-5, 1 run) over La Stella.  Maybe Fredi was just a fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!  Maybe even an extra SLURP on that one.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  Seager’s just all about classically rocking the ball.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 10th steal.  Raise your hand if you expected Cano to get to August 20th and have his steals total be within one of his homers.  That guy with his arm raised doesn’t count, he’s smelling his armpit.

A.J. Burnett – 7 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA up to 4.42.  It’s like the whole season is one big session of Burnett getting tattooed.

Nate McLouth – Will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.  Comes as a bit of surprise; when did he start his season?

Denard Span – 1-for-4, 1 run and 26th steal.  I always get Denard confused with another major league leadoff hitter.  I wonder if Denard ever looks in the mirror and says, “C’mon, Ben Revere, let’s go for homer number two!”

Jayson Werth – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Everyone knows what Werth looks like, right?  Well, here he is talking to Strasburg.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th steal, hitting .251.  The safest player to get his stats?  Trout.  In 2nd?  I don’t know, Desmond makes a good case.

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.41.  Hoping that Big Baby Jesus doesn’t put it together these final six weeks while lowering his ERA down to a low 3, so I seem a little crazier when I rank Strasburg in the top 5 SPs next year.  Oh, well, I’ll have to do something else crazy.  Maybe I’ll write 3000 words a day about fantasy baseball, that might get the crazy point across.   Pfft, that’s not crazy!  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice!

Chase Anderson – 2 IP, 6 ER.  I’m going to put down this Mexican Coke right by this sign-up sheet for kidney donation and go to the bathroom in this very classy Tijuana dance club.  Perhaps the man with an oversized Igloo cooler will watch it for me.  He will, excellent.  *five hours later*  Hey, how come there’s a pinata hanging next to me?  Wait, that’s not candy coming out of it and that’s not a pinata, that’s the lower half of my body… Ah, roofie!!!

David Peralta – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Okay, doesn’t matter if he was once a pitcher for three years in the minors or 17 years and once taught Bert Blyleven a knuckler, he’s hitting and you should own him.

Mike Fiers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f***ing Michael Fiers.  Unless he’s on your waivers, then you can get him without all those attachments that come from sex.

David Ortiz – 2-for-3 and his 29th homer.  Let the good times, Rolle!

Josh Hamilton – 0-for-3 as he returned to the lineup after two days off for a mental health break.  If only Arte Moreno had taken a mental health day instead of signing Hamilton.

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  1. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    First! Great article as always.

  2. frankgrimes says:
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    Chris Tillman can blow me!

    • Aaron says:
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      @frankgrimes: The entire AL East can blow me… except for the Rays.

  3. Bill says:
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    Will be interesting if Strasburg is top 5 – so far this year he is the 4th best fantasy starter on his team. Who would you take him ahead of out of Kershaw, Felix, Cueto, Sale, Price, Kluber, Wainwright or Iwakuma?

    • jordan73 says:
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      @Bill: You forgot Tanaka, Scherzer, and MadBum.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Bill: Only F-Her (23.3%), David Price (23.5%), Chris Sale (25.0%), and Clayton Kershaw (28.5%) have better K-BB% than Strasburg this season. The only concern is his health (and his inability to consistently pitch deep into games, but that’s probably related to health concerns).

      • Hawk says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop:

        Percentages are great but I’ll take a guy with similar percentage (Kershaw, Felix, Price, Kluber, Wainwright, MadBum) who pitch deep into games.

        Same percentage *more innings = more stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: 4th best on his team?

      • Bill says:
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        @Grey: I was looking at the Yahoo rank where, until yesterday Strasburg was just behind Zimmerman and far behind Fister and Roark. I see on the Razzball player rater that he is at 20, ahead of those pitchers. Don’t know if ERA is more heavily weighted in Yahoo or something else. Not trying to be cute, as anyone can look up lists – just curious (since your predictions are more eerily on the mark than not) which of the high performing pitchers of this year might regress enough to let Strasburg into the top 5 or if he will just get that much better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right now, only Kershaw, F-Her and Tanaka have better xFIPs and only Kershaw’s K-rate is better…

  4. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    I just traded for liriano. Cot dammit

    Who do you like ROS
    Verlander, Smyly, Mchugh, Cashner Fiers or Wada? I plan on dropping weaver for one of them. Sorry for the lengthy list

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: With talent like that on the wire, use it as a streaming spot.

      • BitchesBeShoppach says:
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        Thanks! Cashner it is. Streaming would be ideal but my league has a roster moves maximum and I now only have four left for the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  5. Sherm says:
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    In a 10-team 5×5 roto, I’m charging hard in 2nd place– well, 1st place is ahead by 15 but a guy can hope– and I need to make a decision on my OF. Currently KDavis, Kemp, Jennings, Carter, Rios, Cuddyer. I can keep ‘em all or pick up any of Choo, Morse, Ozuna, Reddick, Crawford. Would you pick up one or more and who would you lose?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Sherm:

      lose rios for crawford , until he cools off .
      then , maybe switch to morse … or whomever is hitting .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Agree with Chata

  6. de nachos says:
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    For 1998 Throwback Day, with 7/50 .140 no HR most of my hitters chose to reenact David Wells perfect game.

  7. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Beavers can hold their breathe for 45 min. under water.

    They can also hold my penis for 45 seconds before it explodes

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Took me a second to process the second line(I’m a bit slow). Then I laughed. And farted.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: JeF, Now that your famous I would like to ask you about the fact of the day regarding the stamp licking I was having some issues with the stamp fact, I was discussing it with my wife last night and she was like sweet, all I have to do is lick a 100 stamps and burn 1000 calories?

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Teddy Heater: i dont think it has to be stamps…so maybe you can use it to your advantage

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @BitchesBeShoppach: just drop your whole rotation for fiers mchugh cashner and wada and win your@JeF With 1 F:

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Beaver? Gerbils? You have a problem….or possibly live in a petting zoo

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: You’re not down with the Beaver Huh?..To each his own i guess.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I prefer the trimmed kitty

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        Thanks, I had it stuffed yesterday.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, i just had it stuffed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  8. gareth says:
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    I’m off to the big apple this morning for a 4 day trip. First time NYC visit. Any tips?

    • de nachos says:
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      @gareth: My 2 cents. To start, if you have your heart set on seeing something don’t let anybody talk you out of doing the touristy stuff. Those sites are worth the visit for first timers, Empire State, Times Square, Little Italy, South Street Seaport, etc. Have fun young traveler!

      • gareth says:
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        @de nachos: so far we’ve got the Staten island ferry booked. The tour inside the statue of liberty was unavailable though.

        Definitely going to do a Broadway show or two.WWouldn’t mind going up the empire state building.

        I’m very excited. Amd to top it all off some family members are coming over from the UK and meeting me in NYC to celebrate my Mother’s birthday!

        • stantonovation says:
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          SI ferry is a great idea. from the Manhattan side you’re just a few blocks north on Broadway to the wall St bull. another 2 blocks puts you right next to the stock exchange and Trinity church.

          although a bit bouchey, consider a drink at a rooftop bar. the one on top of rare has a great view of empire state and midtown.

          don’t be afraid to stumble in to places. that’s part of the fun of nyc.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @gareth: Safe to assume your going to see CATS?

          • gareth says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: of course!

            Nah not really. That show is terrible.

            Its my Mother’s choice first and foremost. I’m just happy to be there.

            However I’d be pleased to see:

            Les mis
            phantom
            book of Mormon
            Memphis
            rent (its no longer there though, right? )

            Or anything with “name” actor/s so I can judge their live work. No “take two” for you biatches!

            • Aero says:
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              @gareth: I think Kevin Spacey does a lot of stuff on Broadway these days. Try and look for him.

    • de nachos says:
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      @gareth: and seeing as you’re English, my nieces tell me the American Girl Doll store has lovely tea parties.

      • gareth says:
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        @de nachos: I’m Welsh. I do like tea though.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @gareth: I work right in midtown. It’s a great city you’re going to love it.
      One thing. When you are in Times Square, AVOID all those dozens of idiots dressed up as various characters from TV and Movies. It’s a scam. They act all nice like they wanna take a picture with you and once you do they hit you up for cash and won’t leave you alone. Steer clear. Other than that, you’ll love it. Great food, beautiful women, lots to see. My advice is don’t worry about what you’re missing/seeing, just be present and enjoy the sights and sounds. Enjoy!

    • serch says:
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      @gareth: New Yawkah here, born and raised…if I were to channel my inner tourist I would:
      go to the top of the Empire State Building,
      rent a rowboat in Central Park and have a picnic,
      check out Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Heights Esplanade at sundown.
      Also, the ferry to Gov Island may be a good substitute for the SI Ferry. Sorry, but there’s nothing to see in SI once you get off the ferry. Gov Island is a pretty cool place that was off-limits and lay fallow for decades but is now being reclaimed for public space. You can easily spend a few hours walking or pedaling around and you will get some amazing views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty (which I assume is the primary reason for taking the SI Ferry) . If you are getting along well with your family members you can rent the four-wheeled, four-seated bikes which are a cool way to see the island. There are food trucks galore and plenty of space to find a quiet spot to eat.
      Have fun!

      • gareth says:
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        @serch: thanks for the advice guys!

        • Cram It says:
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          @gareth: @serch: @gareth: Gotta go to Central Park. Try to stroll through around 11 p.m. though.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Ha…yes good call, you will see some amazing things if you make it out.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @gareth: McSorley’s Old Ale house…..if you want to get smashed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Hunts Point is nice this time of year…

  9. Joeg414 says:
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    Morning, who do you guys like ;Please pick two ros :Betts ,D.Peralta , Lind or Phillips ? 6×6 daily Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: You didn’t like my answer last night?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey:

        Burn

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I didn’t know if it went through. I found it, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Too much Honey Jack last night.

  10. Aaron says:
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    What the hell is wrong with me? I just dropped Kennys for Hot Carl. I remember owning him in April in 2013 and what it is like when he’s hot. I also know of the absolute misery of owning or drafting him otherwise. I didn’t even need another OF (at all). I’m a Cards fan and loathe the West Coast Yankees. Yet… I soberly pulled the trigger?!! *sigh* I’m going to go self-loathe in a dark corner somewhere.

    ps. those of you who have owned him before know what it’s like… right? *sigh*

    • TheShelbySensation says:
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      @Aaron: Just picked him up this morning. RIDE THE LIGHTNING!

    • Aero says:
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      @Aaron: Hopefully this works out. I grabbed him too. I’ve got to get more production than Harper, ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aaron: It’s gonna be all right, you just need a nap

  11. de nachos says:
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    Quickly becoming my favorite pert, I’m looking forward to Kevin in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department’s first tweet.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: first tweet – Mike Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Haha… “Get Cashner in your lineup…Kill me.”

  12. gareth says:
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    If you see pictures of him, you’ll notice that Chris Tillman has a sizeable gap between his two front teeth.

    I read a study that said people with this particular feature are better in the bedroom depaartment. The study cited Madonna as one example.

    Tillman is officially a sexy pick for next year!

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @gareth: lol ive heard that too about gapped tooth women.

    • Zeus says:
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      @gareth: I have always been attracted to chicks with minor tooth issues like a gap or a snaggle. It is an either or situation. Either they can get them fixed and don’t give a f@#k, which means they are confident and can unleash their inner freaky deaky OR they can’t get it fixed and are insecure about it. Hot girl who is insecure about their teeth means you can punch above your weightclass and get a much hotter broad than you deserve.

      It’s science

      • de nachos says:
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        @Zeus: smartest thing I will read all week, and I read (ok thought about reading) a Thomas Friedman article. Well done sir.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Zeus: That is good, Zeus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: I read a study their parents didn’t believe in braces

  13. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I think Josh Hamiltons “Mental Health” rest was for his fantasy owners not for him.

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Thanks Josh i needed that A-Hole . I hate him more than Longo. And i know if i drop these fakkers they will explode. And i will be left outside in the snow looking thru the the picture window while the others owners sit by the warm fire eating turkey dinner.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Toe Knee: Ha Ha..If theres a better option id have no problem dropping J.Hamilton. His K rate is over 30%…He has 8 HRs…Hes always Hurt…why bother.

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: It was the dh position thats so hard to fill. All the ww has is catchers or guys who can’t hit lefties. It’s 1 of the reasons i traded for Cepedes that and fenway. I’m thinking i’ll drop him for Crawford tonight and pick up Kennys who just gained the position. Crawfords hot and is 5/10 against Stults small sample yes but does mean he sees the ball well from stults.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The Lord should’ve woke him up and said start hitting the damn baseball

  14. gareth says:
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    My omar infante guilty dwsparation pick up came through in corrs yesterday.

    I’ll now cross my fingers for a salty homer for Grey.

    Why did that last sentence sound so wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Salty homers are few and far between now that I’m married

  15. gareth says:
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    G3!

  16. gareth says:
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    I’ll be staying at the Wellington in NYC under the pseudonym “sexy bear kitty. “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Nice hotel, don’t forget to tip the bellhop with a gift basket ala Jeter

  17. Random Dude says:
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    Drop any of the following for Cashner?
    McHugh, Stroman, Odorizzi?

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Random Dude: id hold onto him…Padres are producing runs for their pitchers now…lack of run support cost him like 8 wins this year he should not be 2-6 with 2.3 era…

  18. Random Dude says:
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    ROS: Gyorko/Ozuna?

  19. Charles Lorber says:
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    Hisashi is my hero..now if I can get deGrom, Cashner nad Yu back a stretch run is possible

  20. swinging3.0 says:
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    Lol at the Gyorko write up today, very funny. You could sell sweet n low to sugar ray leonard.

  21. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    You think Hahn is done for the season?

    • gareth says:
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      @malamoney: its ok. You love him, and he knows.

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @gareth: Should we be dropping him is what I am asking?

        • gareth says:
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          @Jason Morgan: Hahn has previous experience dropping things. Namely cargo. That’s why he has a bounty on his head. Chewy just informed me that Hahn will shut down the falcon in September before he turns into the garbage hes floating with.

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @Jason Morgan: last week he was a drop.

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Which of the following starters would you pickup after dropping Hahn in a H2H points league:

        Shoemaker, Cosart, Hector Santiago (RP/SP), McHugh or Liriano?

  22. gareth says:
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    Rosario
    C. Davis
    Gyorko
    Lawrie
    Miller
    Rios
    Harper
    Heyward
    Choo

    I call this lineup “fantasy football. “

  23. Toe Knee says:
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    As a Longo owner it would not bother me even smidge if he just had a season ending injury. I can’t even trade him and get 10 cents on the dollar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Toe Knee: I wish his injury happened 3 months ago

    • PK says:
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      @Toe Knee: I’ve always been a Longoria-basher. Finally drank the Kool-Aid this year and now I hate him even more.

  24. Jangles says:
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    Keeper league where I am out of contentions I have Miggy; would you trade him for Goldscmidt?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jangles: Not much difference between the two…I think Miggy comes back strong next year, hes clearly hurting right now.

      • Jangles says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: but since it is a keeper league, Goldy is 5 years younger….

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Jangles: True..i cant really say its good or bad either way

          • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: it’s only 5 years, thought it was even more.

  25. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey… So right now I’m tied for 2nd but the other guy has like 70 more total points so he would be in the playoffs if it ended today. I have one streaming spot but 2 is always better so I can jump a day ahead to grab a guy cause when the lineups lock everybody’s sitting next to the computer ready to hit that submit button for the best guy. Any Who, These are my pitchers,
    F – Her
    Cueto
    Fister
    Y Ventura
    Stroman
    Lackey
    Lance Lynn
    Cole
    Porcello
    Fiers
    McCarthy ( streamer)
    Would you drop any of these guys for an extra streamer?? streaming’s critical considering we get 8 per week. Thanks!!

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @Frank White: I’m in a league like that ,so i went with a shorter staff and pick up streams a day or even days in advance it works

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks!! I was gonna grab Carrasco for Fiday but someone just took him but the 2nd best pitcher the SON likes is Mike Minor vs. Latos @ (CIN).. Minor has great numbers and double the $ then Latos at $14 and like I said I get 3points per IP, everything ELSE IS PLUS n minus 1 even the HA and then 7 per win, 3 QS and -5 loss. What dOU u think?? Lol, I know I always explain my points system but I always doubt you remember since you get a million questions

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Minor there, who else is available?

          • Frank White says:
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            Collmenter vs Hahn(SD) @ (ARI)
            Robbie Ray vs Milone @ (MIN)
            Morales vs Hand @ (COL)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              None of these are good… I’d go Minor

  26. elipitt says:
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    Start Gerrit Cole and/or Alex Wood today?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @elipitt: Id Start both

  27. Five-On-One says:
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    Liriano got bombed again last night. I drafted him to be a big part of my staff, suffered through a few months of horrible stats, dropped him, picked him back up, got a couple of good starts out of him, and now am suffering again. SON loves his next start against StL ($17.0), but I’m not so sure. Thoughts?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Five-On-One:

      maybe draft a better pitcher , earlier in the draft ?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @costaricanchata: Yes, I could have spent more on my staff. I spent $58 out of $260 on pitchers. The highest I went to was $15, for Mike Minor. I’m sure you know how that worked out. But the $8 Iwakuma, the $6 Fister and the $1 Kluber are working out okay. As are the waiver wire pick-ups of Arrieta, Fiers, Odorizzi and other streamers over the season (most recently Niese, Wada and McCarthy). So, my pitching is actually the stregnth of my team and those early picks (or high priced purchases in the auction) of Longo, Harper, Myers, and Hanley are what’s holding my team back. You know what they say … man plans … and god laughs.

        I’m sitting in 3rd, a half-point out of second, and looking for thoughts from frequent commenters and the Grayman himself about Liriano. SON has him highly rated ($17.0), but who is starting (would start) him against StL this week?

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @Five-On-One: Last year Liriano was great at home and sucked on the road this year is the opposite. the dudes an enigma.

  28. BreakOut says:
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    I saw Mott the Hoople so long ago that Aerosmith was the warm-up band.

  29. Charles says:
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    Good morning! 12 team points league. Should I stream Eovaldi (SON $7.5) vs Rangers Nick Martinez today? Chasing wins. Win = 50 points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Morning… Go for it

  30. J says:
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    Currently in first place. Playoofs clinched. just looking to assemble the best team I can come playoff time. My hitters have been a weak spot all year.

    On my squad:
    Walker, Reddick, Gyorko, Crawford, Asdrubal

    On the wire:
    Austin Jackson, Bourn, Betts, DPeralta, Vargas, Stubbs, Arcia

    Any moves to be made?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @J: Id grab Vargas over Crawford

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Unless the you need the OF obviously

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @J:

      without knowing when your play-offs start ,
      the rockies have 13 home games during the 1st 3 weeks of september .
      cust .

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @costaricanchata: saaaweeeet carrying 3 but don’t know if Cuddy will be standing by then

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @J: id have to go with peralta and vargas over asdrubal and reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Vargas over Asdrubal

  31. Nitro says:
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    ROS…
    G Polanco or C. Crawford?

    • Aero says:
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      @Nitro: Probably Polanco, but Crawford appears hot right now.

  32. William says:
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    Start J Hamilton or J Reddick rest of the way? I know JR is hotter post all-star but Hamilton has to turn it around, right? Right? Anyone? Bueller?…….

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @William: Reddick

  33. Kippy says:
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    Thoughts on Kipnis ROS? Who do you prefer between him and Gyorko?

  34. Snacks13 says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    I streamed the 5 inning shutout from Wada… Gotta love that

    Who is the better stash – Y. Molina or Springer?

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @Snacks13: Gray the trickle before the dam breaks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snacks13: Nice! Springer, though I guess it depends on who your catcher is now

      • Snacks13 says:
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        @Grey: It is Rosario bc I was stubborn the 10 times you told me drop him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I’d go Yadier

  35. Dkohn15 says:
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    Gr~ey and Nolan sitting in a tree…HA you wish!

    Start Jimmy Nelson today vs Tor?

    Streamonator has it at -2, but my friend who is in the playoffs and concerned about my matchup says that Jimmy’s pitched better than his last two outings indicate, and that Toronto has been poor recently.

    What say the Fantasy Master Lothario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn15: Ha…. I wouldn’t start him

      • Dkohn15 says:
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        @Grey: much obliged

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Fungazi says:
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    Rolling out Odorizzi vs Det today?

    Gyorko has done me so wrong I will never own him again, I don’t care how many homers he can hit anymore. Some players I take personal offense to, when they have been completely terrible for long periods of time. C Davis & P Alvarez in 2012 did this and although good last year, now coming back to where they were a couple years ago.

    • gareth says:
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      @Fungazi: I’m streaming odorizzi today.

      Ew!

  37. Phil of the Future says:
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    To the FBO,
    You are a kind overlord. A just overlord. I hate to ask, as I know you’re busy, but please watch over Garret Richards, Jake(from State Farm) Odorizzi, Alex Wood, and James Paxton tonight. Oh, and please strike down with great vengeance upon my opponents team(not injuries, of course, just 0 for 4s and all that.). Thank you and may you always rule in peace and prosperity.

    Yeahhhhh, round this time of year I start to lose it a bit. People round me be talking bout football startin’ up, and I’m all like “Whaaat, dude? Get outta here with that shit I’m in baseball mode. By the way do you have any more adderall? No? Shit…”

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Phil of the Future: strike down Greinke too

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t know where else to turn for help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am your only hope!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            This Paxton start is a mess so far. I am getting nervous. I just ate like, three pounds of rice and beans for lunch as well which is not helping.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yeah, not pretty

  38. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick 2 of these guys for the right now and foreseeable future:

    Dozier
    A.Gordon
    Arcia
    Revere
    Crawford
    Stubbs

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: throw Yelich in there, too.

  39. danny almonte says:
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    12 teamer, keep 7 (no restrictions)…

    Who do you like for 15 and beyond between Arenado vs Machado? I own both, but may look at trade options

  40. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey – Great stuff as usual. I come hat in hand. I’m in a deep mixed league (14 teams). I find myself holding Jesse Hahn (not in a dirty way, just on my roster thank you very much) and realize that I need to add an arm for a hopefully deep playoff run. Do you have any deep cut suggestions for guys that might be kicking around or maybe September call ups? I’m not desperate yet (I have Kluber, Stras, Zimm, Roark, Peralta, Weaver & Paxton), but I want be ready. Thanks.

  41. Fireball Feliz says:
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    So tell me who ya want, who ya really really want?

    I’ll tell ya who I want, who I really really want

    So tell me who ya want, who ya really really want?

    I really really really wanna zigga (brad) zieg-lah

    • gareth says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Baby Spice was my favorite.

    • PK says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: I managed to read the intro without getting that stuck in my head. Then I wandered down here, and…

  42. ty says:
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    Dozier is a black hole in my lineup…I’m not going to drop him but who would you stream with him ROS. I need to maintain RBI’s, AVG and Runs ..Gyorko, Ackley or Schoop?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @ty: GYORKO

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @ty: GYORKO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Gyorko

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks fellas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Clint says:
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    Started Mad Max and benched Fiers last night because I’m up to 1226/1400 innings & picking my shots weekly (should I even do that?). Max gets rick rolled by the nomads in the desert of Florida while Fiers shuts down the big bats from the North on my bench. Carry on, wayward son.

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Clint: I’ll match you with bats. Carl Crawford, who’s been playing well and starting for me, was put back on the bench because Josh Hamilton had a couple days to clear his head and was gonna have a HUGE game.

      Crawford on the bench with 3Runs a homer, 3 ribs, and a steal.

      Hamilton 0-3 with a walk.

      GRRRRRR

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse: Oh wait – he didn’t even have a walk.

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse: I swapped out Gattis to catcher and sat Gomes for this d-bag i’d like to shove his head and shoulders up his stink pipe

  44. gareth says:
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    Baby spice – Christian Yelich
    Scary spice – Alfredo Simon
    Sporty spice – Mike Trout
    Ginger spice – Cole Calhoun
    Posh spice – Alex Gordon (or any Royal).

    • Toe Knee says:
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      @gareth: I bet you were listening to the Spice Girls when you typed this.

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Toe Knee: I think Ryan Dempster is a better Ginger Spice, but nice list!

  45. allen says:
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    Dump choo for stubbbs??? 12 team h2h

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @allen: You still have Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @allen: Sure, but Stubbs sits here and there, so you need to fill in for him

  46. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Great write-up, Grey.

    Would you drop Homer Bailey in favor of Yadier Molina in a 10-team h2h league? Both are wild-cards to give any meaningful production going forward in my opinion. Both would take up a BN spot because my one DL spot is occupied by a keeper. Homer would sit on the BN in hopes of a productive start or two in the playoffs, and Yadier would sit on the BN until activated and then potentially make Wilin Rosario expendable. Playoffs start week after next, and I’m in position for a first-round bye, meaning I’d start the playoffs in the semis the week of 8 Sept. Hold (for now at least), or make a move? Thank you.

  47. MooseOutFront says:
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    I need to pick up Broxton today. My drop candidates are as follows:

    K. Vargas (hate to with him playing on short sched day tomorrow)
    Stroman (down to streamer after roofieing us last Friday?)
    Mejia

    Thoughts?
    (12 team H2h)

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Grey: Thanks to both of you. Streamers that stick around too long start to smell after a while anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  48. Jack says:
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    My new team name: Tiers for Fiers

    Arcia or Morse ROS?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jack:

      maybe better is … tires on fiers .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Ha….Morse

  49. SpecialFNK says:
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    which of these relievers would you want for the better K/9. (16 team league)

    Nick Vincent, Al Alburquerque, David Carpenter, Kelvin Herrera , Jordan Walden, Kirby Yates.

    • danny almonte says:
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      @SpecialFNK:

      if you’re just looking for k/9, why don’t you just grab the guy with the best k/9

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @danny almonte:
        the better K/9 right now might not continue to be the better K/9 for the rest of the season.

  50. papasmurf says:
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    Grey, would you sit Moss vs. Wheeler for Arcia vs. TJ House a lefty? (just picked up Arcia)

    Arcia has atrocious numbers vs. lefties but then Moss has been bad vs. everyone. 0 homers in Aug.

    And Dickerson may sit vs. Duffy so I must start one of the two.

    Sure seems like a classic trap the smurf game though… so I am leaning toward giving Moss one more game.

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks. I hope your mustache wisdom overwhelms my smurf luck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  51. Spyre says:
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    Out of contention this year. Would you offer Longoria and Adam Jones for McCutchen if you could only keep one of them for next year?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Spyre:

      surely .

  52. SportiveTricks says:
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    So, are we better off speculating on Broxton or Familia right now?

    And Betances is a stud, just saying.

  53. Corey says:
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    Do we get enough pop out of Arenado to be our starting 3B next year? I’m used to having Edwin manning my team’s hot corner but I had to pay $57 for him and he’d cost the same next year if I used one of my 5 keeper spots on him. I have Arenado and Sano on my roster – either one of them can be kept for $1 next year – and the idea of getting cheap production out of a roster spot that is normally stupid-expensive in our league is very appealing.

    • Spyre says:
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      @Corey: I’m keeping Arenado over Longoria as my starting 3B next year.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Corey: Id keep Arenado..Hes for real and so is Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corey: Arenado is better there

  54. The Guillentine says:
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    My favorite tool in life is the Stream-o-nator. My WHIP went from 1.33 to 1.19 in two months. I wish there was a shirt cuz i would there that everyday. Thanks Razzball nation!

  55. Phil says:
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    Would you star Paxton today?

    • Phil says:
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      @Philnot star would you START PAXTON TODAY?

  56. John says:
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    Trying to feel out Kennedy value and some guys who are floating around my league. How does
    tillman vargas wada kennedy carrasco ventura rank.

    I dont really want to make any moves until playoffs, i have limited moves and its h2h format so near the end it gets crazy and someone will drop a solid arm but I need to get idea on how ventura and kennedy rank among these types.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Ventura, Wada, Till

      • John says:
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        @Grey: wada tillman over kennedy eh, man kinda sucks but I dont disagree lol

  57. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    And here I thought Liriano (not Wada) was going to be my “safe” starter yesterday…LiriaNOOOOOoOOOO!

    Anyway, would you start Baez (v. Peavy) over either of Dee (v. lefty Stults) or Dozier (v. lefty House) today? Thinking of sitting Dee…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Sit Dozier or Dee? Both have been quite disappointing lately…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dozier

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Thanks a lot!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  58. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    for my 3rd OF – Drop Austin Jackson and add:
    JD Martinez, Crawford, Josh Williingham or stay put.
    H2H, 12 teams

    Thanks,

  59. Shawn of The Livid says:
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    Fiers!

  60. Toe Knee says:
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    That David Ortiz blurb was DYNO-MITE!!!!!

  61. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    Pull up in the whip, pop the trunk, feel it?
    Barefoot gorilla baboon funk, ya hear it?
    Me and my n**ga Richie was itchy to meet some women,
    Met some chickens, they was actin so snobby and bitchy, fuck it,
    Pass me the sticky,
    The chicky wanted to leave me with a kiss and a hickie,
    I ain’t wit it but give me a quicky,
    I ain’t into doin the licky-licky,
    Even though you be lookin so pretty,
    I own all of my shit, never 50-50,
    Oodle noodles all ‘dose fools never refuse,
    Accuse me for the bruise,
    Check out the rattle and sound, better tighten the screws,
    Runnin and gunnin, kinda stunnin,
    The way we be comin around, slummin, wylin and dumbin,
    My n**ga Horace kick up a n**ga like Chuck Norris,
    Got some other n**gas lost way up in the forest,
    Hang you up in a harness, label me and all of my people the hardest,
    Fuck around, be the next ‘Formerly Known As’ artist,
    Layed out with a goddess, pretty lilly Adonis,
    Besides all of that, n**gas is novice, I make you all a promise,
    The promise is that I’m so dominant and that I am so prominent,
    Captured the whole of Asia as a continent,
    Oh shit, I be comin and tumblin down,
    Rumblin, stumblin down,
    Freaky prophet with unusual musical sound,
    Bringin the ruckus, you motherfuckers be givin me pounds,
    So many sound, give me the camcorder and a city with plans,
    Me and my fam, hustle and tussle in makin this groove, me and my mans

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Dungeon Dragon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Busta?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yes sir

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What song?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: ‘Do it to Death’ off of Extinction Level Event

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I actually have that album, haven’t listened to it in forever…How’d you end up going to that?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: I dont know how, its just whatever pops into my head that day. Great album, prob my favorite Busta one. I love the intro to it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I remember liking it, but haven’t listened to it in 15 years… I used to like Busta, but he seems to have extenuated his growl to the point where you don’t even know what he’s saying compared to like his LONS years…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ya not big on him nowadays. Prob from the Leaders of the New School stuff to maybe his album from around 2000 Genesis is about all I can stomach. Apparently hes coming out with an Extinction Level Event Part 2 this year, we’ll see how that goes, if i ever even hear it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You listen to him in LONS and it’s like it’s not even the same guy… I think the dungeon dragon line in Scenario was his downfall… Everyone loved that line so much, they kept saying give us more of that!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Totally agree

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: To be fair tho, everyone changes a little as they progress and he was always pretty wild, he just took that persona to a new level when he went solo. It worked for a while.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Re: Him, Sound of the Zeekers is one of my favorite tracks of all-time…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Jeepers Creepers thats a good track yes! Charlie Brown was nice.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bound to vibrate the ground got speakers… Ah! Ah! Zeekers! And Sobb Story and PTA, damn that was a good album…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: PTA, yeah man i shoulda done that for the line of the day!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now that’s a great song… I just went to Whosampled for PTA… Wings?!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: is it really?Ha! Strange samples work so good sometimes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Listened to it after I wrote that comment, bit of a stretch that it’s listed on that site… A line from their song is repeated…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: word yeah, they list everything down to a single drum kick sometimes. Whatever the piano riff is from is great

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The site is amazing, but maybe a bit too aggressive at times

  62. Cranz says:
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    Morning, peeps. Never done this before, but I’m having a serious case of rosterbation and need some help.

    Here’s what I’m currently rockin’ (10 team, 6×6 w/ OPS):

    C – Santana
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Peralta
    OF – AJones
    OF – Puig
    OF – Melky
    OF – Avisail
    DH – E5
    UTIL – Kennys

    Bench bats – Golanco, J-Harrison, Kipnis

    Can I lose any of em? No specific pickups in mind, but this league counts holds and I’m coming up fast on my start cap; would love to add another reliever.

    Lemme know what y’all think, or if you need more information, etc., etc. Thanks team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cranz: No way of knowing if you don’t tell us some guys that are available…Prolly don’t need Harrison though

      • Cranz says:
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        @Grey: Word. McGee’s available, Cotts, Marshall…could use holds/saves. Don’t have a like “drop ____ for ______?!?!?!” question so apologies for the open-ended inquiry. Losing Harrison sounds good. At least gives me flexibility. Thanks, guero!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McGee works for me

          • Cranz says:
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            @Grey: Cool – thanks again, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  63. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    Do you like yordano ventura or colin mchugh better the rest of the way? My gut is telling me Mchugh…

  64. Schoolboy P says:
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    H2H playoffs next week. Streamer needed:

    Shoemaker vs. Mia & vs. Boston
    J. Nelson @ SD & @ SF

  65. munnyshooter says:
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    Who do I drop for a streaming spot to close out the season? 16 team H2H. Currently in 2nd.

    J. Weaver
    J. Neise
    K. Hendricks
    W. Miley

    Worth dropping 2 to grab Broxton or Neshek? My closers are F-Rod and Petricka.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @munnyshooter: Miley, Niese

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F:Id Drop either for Neshek..and the other to open a streamer spot

  66. Charles says:
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    12 Team points league. Drop Howie Kendrick for Gyorko???

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Charles: DO IT

  67. Fish & Friends says:
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    Any word on Benoit? Hasn’t pitched in a week (although there hasn’t been a save opp) and they were saying he had a “Cranky” shoulder. Worth dropping him for Broxton?

  68. Aj says:
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    Drop which 2 for Pineda/Paxton me need sum pitching … Calhoun/Polanco/Darvish? Redraft.. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish, Calhoun

  69. dem ribbies says:
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    rant: I don’t care if Liriano puts up 10+K/9 with all CGSO the rest of the way, I’m not rostering that fool ever again!! I have literally picked him up for every sh!tty start that he’s thrown this season. ok, I feel better now, thanks Dr. Grey. : )

    Question: Do you think Fiers is a playoff savior or would you lean towards packaging him in a chump dump deal for a proven playoff stud, like a top 20 bat or arm?

    Growing concerned about Garza and/or Lohse returning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Liriano is crazy frustrating… If you can get a top 20 arm or bat for Fiers, you should….

  70. Toe Knee says:
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    Kinsler was just dropped i have Cano, Baez, Dee, and Reyes rotating 3 positions 2b-ss-2b/ss. Is he worth the add or waste of bench spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You wouldn’t start him

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Grey: Reyes and dee are my only real speed and Baez is a real luxury having pop from that position. Kinsler been crap post all-star.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

          • Toe Knee says:
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            @Grey: Kinsler ranked 47th last 30 in my leagues player rater. Though Dee hasn’t been lighting it up either lately.Baez is 36 and hasn’t played all 30

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have Kinsler and he’s been miserable lately… Hoping he comes out of it…

  71. Joe says:
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    Arcia, Myers, and Dyson are available. Any add/drops I should make? I’m currently 5th and 6 games out of 2nd place (and a bye).

    5×5, 12-team, H2H, non keeper.

    C – Ramos, 1B – Freeman, 2B – Gyorko, 3B – Longoria, SS – Starlin, OF – McCutchen, Cespedes, Melky, Util – C.Carter, Bench – Span, A.Gordon (I rotate based on matchups)

    SP – Teheran, Fister, Shields, Kazmir, A.Wood, Stroman, McHugh, Fiers
    RP – KRod, Feliz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers over Span

  72. das coffee frau says:
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    would you ratehr keep miggy as a 1st or altuve as an 8th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  73. tank1 says:
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    Pick one ROS: Reddick, Peralta, Hardy, Garcia, Arcia. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  74. Rob says:
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    Arcia, Peralta or Rymer Liriano final OF slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  75. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you pick up Broxton and drop Familia? I’ve been holding onto Familia since the announcement of Mejia pitching through pain, but no move yet. Kind of same situatiation, but I think Reds have more opts for saves. Your thoughts? Standard 5×5 H2H, btw.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  76. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Do the grounds crew at Wrigley get credit for the save after shutting down the Giants?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  77. Eric says:
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    Are you starting Miley tomorrow @ Washington (Gio)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: thank you! Btw, I came up with an idea for a glossary term: when you’re checking box scores and you get excited because you have players on a team that scored a lot of runs…..and then you remember you also started the opposing pitcher.

        Is it worthy??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds a bit like ticker shock slash f***ing your stepsister…

          • Eric says:
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            @Grey: hahaa. I like it

  78. Paul says:
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    Hey Razzball writers–I love the site, you have helped me with my fantasy leagues immensely (won one last year, largely because of you!). I know you all are bombarded with a million questions every day and I am sorry for adding to it–but if you could give me some advice, I would greatly appreciate it!

    My question is about trading Zack Greinke–all the pertinent salary/prospect information is included below. I am in an interesting situation, pitching-wise, and would like your input. Thanks again!

    K/W/SV/ERA/WHIP

    Pitchers under contract (salary cap is $1000):
    Cole Hamels: $74 through 2017, option after 2015
    Zack Greinke $75 through 2017, option after 2015

    Pitchers on minor league roster (after call-up, three years at $10 followed by three arbitration years):
    Trevor Bauer
    Noah Syndergaard
    Lucas Giolito
    Kevin Gausman
    Julio Urias
    Marcus Stroman
    Carlos Martinez

    Pitchers on my roster who are RFA (can match 1-year offer during RFA period before free agency auction):
    Tyson Ross
    Mike Fiers
    Jimmy Nelson
    Collin McHugh
    Jake Arrieta
    Kyle Hendricks

    Was originally offered Matt Moore ($79 through 2016, option after 2014). I don’t like Matt Moore that much anyways, especially at the same (higher, actually) price as Greinke and coming off an injury. I responded by asking about Tanaka, Darvish, Ventura, Correa, Buxton, and Gray. He does not want to move any of those players and countered with “what about Jameson Taillon, Lucas Sims, or Alex Meyer and a pick? Any combo including those pieces you can put together?” He also has Seager and Taveras (doubt he will deal) and Smith (I am not interested).

    I am not really high on any of those guys (Taillon: injury, Sims: Ks have dropped 50%, Meyer: BBs are highly concerning). However, thinking about the relative opportunity cost makes me consider it. On my roster, Greinke is relatively superfluous at $75. I already have Hamels for the same price, will retain several of my own RFA pitchers (who are not scrubs by any means) and Gausman, Bauer, Stroman, Martinez have to be on my active roster next season because they pitched this year. This group will be followed by Syndergaard (I can delay calling him up until 2015 if Mets wait until next season to promote), Giolito, and Urias in the following year (or two) which should fill in nicely for the group of former RFAs who will be leaving as unrestricted free agents. Considering my stable of young pitching I should be able to come close in replacing Greinke’s production at a fraction of the cost ($10 versus $65), which will free up $65 in cap space for this coming offseason and beyond.
    Even though I would likely be selling low/not receiving full value for Greinke, the pitching depth I have lessens the blow. Adding one or two of the pitchers he mentioned will add to that depth and ultimately allow me to deal from that position of strength.

    So what do you guys think? How should I proceed? I appreciate the advice and will gladly help in return (if I can!).

    TL;DR: Greinke ($75) for a package pulling one or two from Sims/Meyer/Taillon/pick (rookie contracts)?

    Thanks again, I really appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d do one of those packages… Meyer and Taillon

  79. Charles says:
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    What the hell Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Charles: That Rios “double” was some of the luckiest crap I’ve seen in a while.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Mr. Tibbs: Pretty sure Eovaldi is Latin for “to lure in then donkey kick you when you least expect it”. I was talking with Mike yesterday on another post about how safe Eovaldi looked. I’m in the first round of a 2-week playoff matchup that started with Liriano and Eovaldi. Here’s to using all 14 of my waiver grabs to try and spam-win Ws, QS, and Ks!

  80. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    Hi Grey, so I want to start Corey Dickerson today @home vs Danny Duffy, however, I won’t know if he’s in the starting lineup until later tonight.. I’m worried because he normally sits against lefties..

    Duda is facing a righty this afternoon and will definitely start. Other benching options are Reddick but he’s also facing a righty and Billy Butler who has a great matchup @Colorado vs a lefty

    So should I bench:
    Corey Dickerson @Colorado vs Duffy,
    Duda @Oakland vs Samardzija,
    Reddick @Oakland vs Wheeler,
    Butler @Colorado vs De La Rosa?

    I’m leaning Dickerson because he might get benched vs the lefty..

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  81. Toe Knee says:
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    Khris Davis not starting 2:10 game

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Toe Knee: Great

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit! Too late to fill him in…

  82. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Id rather have Greinke…Pitching prospects are a dime a dozen…theres so many of them and very few pan out..keep the known quantity unless you can get a better offer…if he really wants him hell up his offer…and if your ok keeping him, thats the best way to make a deal…when you dont care if there is no deal,

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: My bad this was for Paul up above

  83. MooseOutFront says:
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    Gyorko just pissed me off all over again. I was patient damnitt! Now mashing on an opponent’s team. He didn’t even have to suffer to earn this production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  84. Tracy says:
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    Once again, a great article!

    I am trying to stay in the hunt to win my 10 team H2H league, and have found a trading partner who will trade me King Felix. The problem is that there is a group who bands together to veto trades that they deem unfair to them. A key swing vote will support the trade if I can show an outside opinion of “fairness”.

    I plan to offer Polanco and one more player. The following are on my team and could be traded:
    Encarnacion
    Beltre
    C Davis
    Marte
    Hamilton
    Bautista
    Rizzo
    A Craig
    Braun

    I would appreciate hearing your ideas on which players would meet the concept of fairness without overpaying. I could also throw in either McHugh or Shoemaker as a bonus if needed.

    Here is an example of a trade that they plan to veto:
    Side 1: Stanton
    Side 2: Cargo, Bruce

    Thoughts on that one? Thank you in advance for the assistance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton trade is fair if it’s a keeper, if it’s not it’s pretty bad… Polanco and Beltre?

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: It is a keeper league. Thanks for the response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Tracy: crazy how everybody thought the cubs were dumb to trade away hammel and Samardzija but bam! Wada and Hendricks come in and do way better then what the former did.

  85. SMLV1 says:
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    We starting em all?

    ($12.5) Cueto @STL
    ($10.7) Odorizzi @Home vs. DET
    ($9.2) A. Wood @PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  86. Ping pong says:
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    Home stretch. I have really enjoyed reading this every morning this year.

    16team h2h redraft

    Have to cut one

    McCann – my main catcher from day one
    Travis d’nard – picked up when McCann dl – feels like to good a bat to drop
    Fransico – power bench bat
    Schafer – speed back up of
    carrasco – 7 th starter on strong staff is he for real

    Anyone I drop will be picked up immediately

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! d’Arnaud

      • Ping pong says:
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        @Grey:

        You are wise. Very wise

        Thank you

  87. Nathan Moore says:
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    Need to offload a starting pitcher to pick up some SB. My choices are Kyle Hendricks or Dillion Gee. Hendricks has obviously been pitching better lately, but has to go up against the Orioles and Cardinals next. Which player should I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Grey: Awesome! Is this new? I definitely prefer it to the main SON layout.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, Rudy’s playing around with it…

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Grey: this is in replace of or in addition to the streamonator? Cuz i like it being listed best ranked start to worst, but this layout is very nice.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not in place of… In addition

  88. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Kipnis or Wong ROS ?

    And.. Rank in order ROS:
    Crawford, polanco, Stubbs

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis… Polanco, Stubbs

  89. Dan says:
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    Have wil Myers on DL need to drop one to when it’s time to activate him, it s between

    D Wright
    Byrd
    Duda

    Leaning towards wright I don’t think he s healthy, has been a real disappointment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Byrd

  90. ERad says:
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    So apparently I’m into BDSM this week – Liriano and Paxton whipping me every chance they get.

  91. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    earlier you gave a response that seemed to indicate that , for 2015 ,
    you would rather have a. jones over cutch .
    did i interpret that correctly ?

    thanking you , in advance , for your response .

  92. Regan says:
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    Moss is killing me. Only 2 HR post all star break. Time for the boot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for who, but I’d prefer not to

  93. Janssen with the Stars says:
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    SON doesn’t like Wheeler today @Oak (-$1.9). What do you think– start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry was out to lunch…

      • Janssen with the Stars says:
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        @Grey:

        No worries– even Grey has to eat. I went with SON and kept him on the bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I would’ve suggested

  94. Bob says:
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    Hey grey drop cuddyer for either Carl Crawford, Matt Holliday, jon jay, will Myers , Wong or Jhonny peralta

    Thanks grey !

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob:

      It’s h2h pts/ 10 tm redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give it a few days unless you have no bench room

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah I’ll prob end up doing that, I have the bench space but just didn’t like the sound of cuddyer tweaking his hammy + missing last nights game I’ll see how he does between now & this weekend but not to favor cuddy at this point; he’s out the the lineup tonight too atleast for cuddyer the Rockies have tomowrow off so he can get extra rest for the weekend series vs marlins in Colorado , we shall see

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s great when healthy…Sad trombone…

          • Bob says:
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            @Grey:

            Exactly , when healthy he’s a beast but he can’t seem to ever stay healthy for long stretches .

            If he doesn’t return Friday / or had a poor weekend would you then consider dropping him & for which players from above?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, give him to Sunday

  95. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    crazy how everybody thought the cubs were dumb to trade away hammel and Samardzija but bam! Wada and Hendricks come in and do way better then what the former did.

  96. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    What happend to Paxton only one earned run but it says he gave up 4 other runs as well?

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Cram It: yeah I know that I was asking what happend

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Cram It: gotta love that cram help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unearned

  97. SMLV1 says:
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    Is Polanco droppable in 12 Team standard redraft leagues…..2 straight days on the bench.

    • Hondo says:
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      @SMLV1: I dropped him in a 12 teamer yesterday for Mookie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t yet

  98. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Which 3 would u want on your squad in a points league…Paxton, Roark, Wheeler, Mccugh, Arrieta or Wada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Wheeler, Arrieta

      • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Sky

    Sky says:
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    MUST OZUNA

    Sorry, obligatory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OZUNA!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Sky: wonderful. haven’t seen Sky do this in months.

  100. Toe Knee says:
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    Did someone get their salty homer today hmmm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rawr! Wait, what?

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Grey: Gareth called the salty dong while dong his bad rerun impersonation listening to the spice girls.

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @Toe Knee: doing to many dongs there ugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, the dong song

  101. JeF With 1 F says:
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    WET TAIL Bitches
    and a Cargomez dong…My bats are ALIVE!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Nice…. Wet tail!

  102. Toe Knee says:
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    duda gomez j bats 3r 2r 3r dongs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice start of the day

  103. JeF With 1 F says:
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    5-0 mets…My boy Wheeler better hold it down…this is a good test for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll go 6 and give up 3

      • Toe Knee says:
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        @Grey: no dh Donaldson sitting prolly better than that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wanna bet?

          • Toe Knee says:
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            @Grey: uh no

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why? The under still has it…barely…

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: 6 and 2/3 is his magic number lately

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, 2 to 3 ER, 6 – 7 IP

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: I guess against Oakland id take that…hopefully its 2 runs and like 5 ks…i can live with that

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A win seems locked up at least…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha already gave 2 back

            • Toe Knee says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: cause i turned the game on

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: We could be looking at a NyQuility Start lol

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, nice

                • Toe Knee says:
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                  @JeF With 1 F: wonder how many will be bitching about Samardzija tomm.

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Toe Knee: I’ll let you keep track ha ha

                    • Toe Knee says:
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                      @jef with 1 f: with the Mets airtight bullpen this games in the bag

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

  104. John says:
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    How about adding degrom in the prior mix i mentioned, hes coming off dl and need to know if i shld keep him around. Main target is about 3-4 weeks from now in playoffs, he getting innings limit?

    ventura…wada…(degrom?)..tillman….kennedy??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

      • John says:
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        @Grey: only one to focus on is ventura? that what you mean. How does degrom rank in that mix?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s see how he looks after he pitches, his arm was just injured

  105. JMAC says:
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    Just got offered my Michael Fiers for Chris Davis in a 5×5 H2H OBP Keeper League (Keep 5 players).

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • JMAC says:
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        @Grey: what about Fiers and cargo for stanton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stanton side

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @JMAC: I don’t understand how Chris Davis jumps to Stanton. Try doing the would i even look at this offer before you offer trades.

  106. MB says:
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    In 7×7 obp/slg/hold/QS with 1350 innings limit and yahoo roster, is Iwakuma a top 65 player?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  107. Teddy Heater says:
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    I’m in the second round of the playoffs ESPN h2h, I had Scherzer & Hamels get hit hard and he streamed DeLaRosa at home, are we in Bizzaro world?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Wow 2nd round already huh..playoffs started early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Fullyhope not… Uh-oh

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, our commissioner decided to forgot the last month of the season so he could concentrate on Football. Mind you this is a keeper league that’s been going on for 7 years.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Teddy Heater: that’s garbage. he could just hand off comish powers to somebody else for a month.

  108. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Wong riding the Pine tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, these early games screw me up

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: first time he hasn’t started against righty since pre break.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: you still have time he plays tonight

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I mean, I would’ve had to pick someone up this morning to fill in for him… It’s too late, things are locked…

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: ah gotcha

  109. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    a while back i bitched vociferously about the arbitrary b.s. that is being in an NL or AL only league and finding one day that you lost a player due to real life trade. after being in error that thinking this was rare in leagues like this (unless CBS is the site used) i decided next year to start my own yahoo one (where i would have to spend a lot of effort keeping all opposite league players off owners rosters, since they would exist in the player database). i know notice that huston street is still on (and accumulating stats) one of the two teams ahead of me in a 10 team NL roto. does anybody else notice this, and just how the hell (other than yahoo’s usual b.s.) this happened?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People can keep whoever they want, they’re not getting stats from him

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: even when the team page show street getting a save yesterday? plus even if you are right about that certain players like prado/mccarthy simply disappeared from player universe, but hammel/kelly/craig/shark/headley/street are on still on rosters. maybe the team page shows the stats, but they aren’t going into their totals (which would be even dirtier to those owners of course, but better for the rest of us)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re not going into their totals

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: that’s great then, since these owners knew of mccarthy/prado disappearing (since i caused a big message board question about that), and they still thought so much of their opp’s that they would keep their players as unfair advantage over them, but really they are getting screwed with dead roster spots.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              ah, it’s better cause they prolly think they’re getting stats

  110. smegma says:
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    Kevin from ESPN: Get Wil Myers back in your lineups as he just got activated. On a related note,Bill Brasky just did a fantastic bat flip after banging my wife.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  111. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wheeler..5 and 2/3, 3ks, 2ER…Bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s not even NyQuility

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: just straight up NyQuil

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  112. goodfold2 says:
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    wet tail, making me feel better that i kept him over carter, whom i could’ve had for like a 4 day window from aug 9th -13th, when an owner dropped him, and then reaquired him. i had intended to grab carter for duda, but with small pickups in mid week H2H battle forgot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  113. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    Trying to set my team up for playoffs in a few weeks….my weakness is 3b, time to drop david wright? My quality 3b options are Gyorko and Prado. No one in my league will trade anything for him, not this point in the season..

    Secondly, would you drop any of these for a hot Crawford or Heyward: Trumbo, Carter, Calhoun, a ellsbury, Butler, Myers, Span, Cespedes? Unfortunately, all those are equally hot except Cespedes and Ellsbury, and they’re not droppable…and Myers, who is tbd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Gyorko… Trumbo, Butler

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Grey: wow, so both Trumbo and butler? Slot carter at 1b then?

        Who first (Heyward hasn’t cleared waivers still)–Trumbo? Butler is hitting for better avg, and both are lacking power…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo first… Butler’s hitting for an empty average

          • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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            @Grey: drop david wright before dozier, right? Since gyorko can start in either–I see dozier bouncing back better than wright?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  114. Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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    You think Springer will be back and worth a flip
    This season? Stashing him, Ryu, and eaton with only 2 DL slots, so debating dropping one…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Ryu

      • Crazy old guy babbling in the corner says:
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        @Grey: so if I lose Ryu, you like Fiers, Smyly, Colon, Hellickson, or Hughes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers

  115. nick the dick says:
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    Grab myers if i can as my one bench bat/util in 10 team?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: eh prob not worth it if id have to drop fiers or a wood i guess. If wood get ripped tonight maybe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: drop a pitcher, fiers or wood or drop a bat, baez or yelich? Dont really wanna drop a bat, have no bench guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t have a guy to drop

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: ha i know thats what i was saying, i just want him…if wood get hit hard id prob make the move as i have enough pitching

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: well i guess i can drop richards…fuuuuck

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, prolly

  116. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, so ozuna has more future value than avisail? about to trade one of them and opp is ok with either. dynasty OPS league. Ozuna also has LF, avisail only CF and RF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Ozuna slightly better

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also, is hammel worth keeping even if we can keep up to 25? seems like oberholzer/house cahill and other assorted free agent guys are better at least right now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They’re not better keepers, you want someone else to get Hammel?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: either i keep him as 1 out of 25, trade him now (maybe get k-rob thrown in with quintana when i trade avisail), drop him if /when he gets completed demoted instead of just skipping some of his starts like now, or don’t protect him next year.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Try that trade

  117. stonepie says:
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    who should i drop for jd martinez? reddick, crawford, hunter?

    • stonepie says:
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      @stonepie: i can drop rios as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  118. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Would you stream Bob Hernandez tonight vs. the Pads and Sgt. Stults?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Sure

  119. SteveNZ says:
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    Here’s a question from out at the margins – it wold be pretty unusual for Wade Davis to pitch three straight days, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d think so… BTW, was thinking of you today when I saw how well Aaron Sanchez has been pitching, did you grab him for MR back when you asked?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I had him for a while, then he got clobbered once I think, and started coming in, in all sorts of odd situations – like in the 5th when the Jays were down 6 runs or some such. So I got rid of him and have been rocking Maurer in my other SP slot.

        Looks like Sanchez is back in Hold situations so I’ll probably grab him again. BTW found this while I was looking for news of Davis’ availability:

        http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article1235503.html

        But what a season he’s had. Unreal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a shame, so young… Yeah, his season has been unreal, I wish I hadn’t told Capozzi to pick him up and had myself…

  120. goodfold2 says:
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    familia or feliz in league where i can only start 2 RP per day (so my mejia counting as SP was huge when he actually closed and didn’t suck). i still have mejia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz

  121. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    opp wants as much to do with hammel as i do with his simon (except i’d be pretty sure simon isn’t even starter next year). is avisail for quintana str up fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s fair

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: he’ll probably do quintana for avisail. he just send this one after i tried these 2:
        1.my offer #1 my soria (he has DL room)/avisail/2nd rounder for quintana/reed.
        2. my avisail/hammel/2nd rounder for k-rob/quintana.
        less than 20 minutes after telling him i’m not moving both avisail and ozuna he sends this
        avisail and ozuna for k-rob/reed/quintana.
        i’ll try sending back
        avisail for quintana.

        is avisail and rymer decent for his k-rob/quintana (i mean decent for OF depth)? i’d still have 5 OF (3 OF spots and 1 util). grossman is best OF free agent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s decent

  122. Hondo says:
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    Greinke out,Kershaw in Thursday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be surprised if he even goes Saturday, but guess we’ll see

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: I don’t care about Greinke,I care that I used one of my last weekly moves to batty call Gyorko when I thought he was going to get a scrub RP,not a Kershaw.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  123. Kid A says:
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    So garret richards…Jesus..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And there he goes

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey: poor guy. looked awful hurty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not purdy at all

          • Spammer Jay says:
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            @Grey: Could Rasmus be in-line to take his spot?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems unlikely

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: serendipitous. only league i have richards is a dynasty (orphan team from this year), where i needed active room for cashner coming off anyway. of course i’d have preferred if say hutchinson was the one that got hurt.

  124. Bob says:
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    Championship week and Salvador Perez and his sore knee are not helping. Drop him for one of the following or hold?

    d’Arnaud
    Ramos
    Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Not often one regrets starting Gardner ahead of Heyward, but Jesus, Gardner has been pretty awful the last couple of weeks.

    And Aoki not starting in Coors. Dislike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he definitely cooled off in the last few

  126. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Shoemaker, Cosart, Hector Santiago (RP/SP), McHugh or Liriano in H2H points leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Who is your second pick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoemaker

  127. Q says:
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    Can only start ONE of these this week. SON has all as good starts and close, so I need your GREYDAR. QS, Ks, and W most important, in that order.

    Arrieta v. BAL 13,2
    McCarthy v HOU 12.5
    Lester v LAA 12.2
    Fister v . SF 9.9

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  128. Razzball junkie says:
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    Crawford is available. Drop Reddick or Crisp for him (or hold)? 12 team h2h OPS league. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crisp

  129. royce! says:
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    I guess “ardzija” must be some slavic word for “son of,” cuz Jeff just went all Son of Sam on my RCL team…dropped like 4 points, which is hard to do this late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, pretty close to what I’ve already written for tomorrow for him…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Great minds…uh…something something…

  130. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    earlier you gave a response that seemed to indicate that , for 2015 ,
    you would rather have a. jones over cutch .
    did i interpret that correctly ?

    thanking you , in advance , for your response .

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @costaricanchata: it’s possible, they were only like 3 or 4 spots away preseason this year too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know what comment you were talking about… They’ll probably be right next to each other in rankings… I just didn’t want that person giving up Longo and Jones for essentially the same as Jones, figuring he would be trading it to someone who would keep both…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        i see .
        guess my disappointment with longoria this season
        has depressed his value , in my eyes .
        also , thinking cutch over jones is an easy decision for me .
        thanks .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. stophittindabong says:
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    grey, i’ve been out of the country and fantasy world the past 5 days. i love your advice all year but dont think i can be on your alcantara bandwagon much longer.

    would you drop him for familia? is he the guy for saves? like i said i’m pretty far removed from baseball at the moment. thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, make the switch… Have fun in wherever you are!

  132. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, that pitch to contact stuff sure is working for porcello, most complete game shutouts in AL. only 4 K’s. back when i dropped him he was getting porcello’d pretty hard (tons of hits, few walks, few homers or doubles)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  133. goodfold2 says:
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    here comes the pain, i deserve it for streaming fausto carmona incognito. it don’t matter that he’s been good for 10 or however many starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the Padres, it can’t get too bad

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Shouldn’t only 2 of those runs be earned?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shouldn’t 2 of whose?

          • Mr. Tibbs says:
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            @Grey: the former fausto

        • Mr. Tibbs says:
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          @Mr. Tibbs: Nevermind. They changed it.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Mr. Tibbs: damn sick, i never even streamed him once over his last 6 great starts, and 8 out of last 9.

  134. JJ says:
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    Somebody just dropped Alexei Ramirez. confused as to why
    1.Would you drop anyone from this squad to pick him up?
    2.Drop anyone for any of these bats? O.ARCIA, J.GYORKO, D.FOWLER, K.VARGAS, JJ.HARDY, A.JACKSON, D.ACKLEY, D.STUBBS

    C-C.SANTANA
    1B-L.DUDA
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-T.FRAZIER
    SS-D.SANTANA
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-K.CALHOUN
    OF-T.HUNTER
    UTIL-K.DAVIS, A.RAMIREZ
    BENCH-D.JENNINGS
    DL-H.RAMIREZ

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Santana 2. Jennings for Gyorko

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:
      AV,GARCIA is available as well

  135. de nachos says:
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    Mo’Ne Davis. Johnny Cueto. Bad night on the mound for braids.

  136. Jerry says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I go Cashner or Odorizzi for rest of season?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  137. goodfold2 says:
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    with rosie still getting the cheap save, if chapman injury (or awful outing) gets announced, drop neshek for broxton? already have mejia/familia/k-rob/casilla/neshek for 4 RP slots, and mejia taking up 1 SP slot. clearly if not all closers were owned i’d drop mejia for broxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, makes sense

  138. Kid A says:
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    I have 2 bullets.

    Who doesn’t get one out of Mendy, Aybar and Solarte for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mendy

      • Kid A says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks doode.

        *takes solarte and aybar for a walk behind the barn*

        • de nachos says:
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          @Kid A: look at the rabbits, Yangervis.

          • Kid A says:
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            @de nachos: I was thinking Ole Yeller, but Steinbeck works better. I’m getting sauced on Cannery Row at this exact moment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  139. Jerry says:
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    Thanks! I forgot to mention that Kyle Loshe is also available as someone dropped him. Should I go Loshe over Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  140. SteveNZ says:
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    Roberto Hernandez is ruining EVERYTHING.

    • de nachos says:
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      @SteveNZ: if that is his REAL name…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  141. nick the dick says:
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    Go ahead and drop richards yeah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  142. Alan says:
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    So I know he hasnt played in the Bigs yet but dude has 40 homers and is not early 20s and has 3B elig. What percent change does Bryant produce like a top 30 player in OPS + AVG league? Hard not to keep him in 12 team 5 keeper league.

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not close to a keeper in a 5 keeper 12 team league unless your team is terrible

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i absolutely love people who keep those though in leagues like that; guys like him sometimes literally pan out into nothing,i’ve seen him and others that are yet to reach MLB get drafted in 16 teamers with no NA slots, and still being held right now. almost always those teams aren’t doing very well, with 1 or more roster spots being completely worthless from april-august, or even later.

  143. John says:
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    Which five do I keep for next year? Appreciate the help

    Kemp
    Hamilton
    Dee Gordon
    Machado
    Goldy
    Kimbrel
    Hamels

    • nick the dick says:
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      @John: dee, goldy, hamels, machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Dee, Hamels, Kemp, Machado

  144. Joeg414 says:
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    Drop Mejia for Quack ?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Joeg414: at least wait to see the clean save. but i 2nd the question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. goodfold2 says:
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    in addition i have 1 or two roster spots and 2 weekly pickups left. grab broxton or quack first. dropping stream spot for now, unless it’s pickup both and drop mejia as well. short term it seems a waste of roster space hoarding 2 real closers, 1 likely one (familia), 1 likely with job (broxton), 1 with at least 1 day of having job (quack), and one crippled old man still called one (mejia), but ROS eventually this could be what gets me back to 4 closers. only start 4 RP slots per day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quack

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