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This year was a big year for Christian Yelich.  He got his driver’s permit, went to the Junior Prom with a senior (!), his parents got a divorce, went on an adventure with his friends where they discovered a dead body in the forest and stumbled on the killers, solved that murder and got his braces off.  Even with all of that, there was one thing that stood out as the most important part of his summer — his call-up to the majors.  He’s the Doogie Howser of major league baseball.  At the age of sixteen, he shouldn’t be playing this well.  He should need some time to adjust.  His head should be preoccupied with new responsibilities.  Like memorizing emergency phone numbers, writing his last name in all of his tighty-whiteys or getting Jimmy Lunkin to secure him a fake ID so he can sneak into R-rated films.   Still, with all of this, he’s managed to hit for a solid average with three homers and six steals in forty games.  On top of that, he’s got the hottest bat in the majors right now, hitting near .500 in the last week with three of those steals and one of those dingers.  I’d grab him in every league.  Hurry before homework from the new school year bogs him down.  Anyway, here’s some players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Billy Hamilton – He’s so fast he just ran into your home, boiled water, poured it into a Cup ‘o Noodles, sat down on the corner of your desk, ate his soup and ran back out of your house without you even seeing him!

Angel Pagan – I think his name value is higher than his actual value for most leagues.  What I mean is, you see his name, you know him from previous seasons and you think he’s the one to grab, but he’s not playing every day and in most leagues there’s better guys to grab.

Avisail Garcia – Don’t hold it against him that his mom, Lorena, is a sell-out, shilling for Taco Bell.  Focus instead on the fact that he’s been as valuable as Hanley, David Ortiz and De Aza, according to our 30-day Player Rater.

Jarrod Dyson – For as fast as Hamilton is, Dyson didn’t make instant soup when he ran through your house, instead he made a broth from scratch.

Denard Span – It’s like the go-go 80′s when players were doing blow while standing on 1st base (at least those playing against the Mets).  Everywhere you look people are running.  It’s a SAGNOF renaissance!  Span was wholly disappointing to start the year, but has turned it on as of late.

Michael Morse – He’s looked solid since going to the O’s, but, beyond that, the Hitter-Tron likes him.  Won’t you please make the Hitter-Tron happy so it stops humping my fax machine?

Alex Presley – Thank you, thank you very much for putting me in the Buy.  Was that the worst Elvis impersonation you’ve ever heard?  Sorry, I don’t do voices.

Zack Cozart – It’s a very special two weeks when Cozart manages to stay hot for that long, but he’s doing it right now.  Hitting .291 in the 2nd half with solid counting stats.  Where his speed went, I have no idea.  I mean, he’s not a 30-steal guy, but at least attempt a steal.  Don’t compare yourself to Hamilton; it’ll just damage your self-esteem.

Josh Rutledge – Here’s a look behind the scenes at Razzball HQ.  I ping Rudy and ask him for a title for so-and-so lede.  For those of you who don’t know, Rudy comes up with 95% of the titles.  I’ll be like, “I need a buy title for Yelich.”  He’ll IM me back the title and I go from there.  My credo is why say something in five words that can be said in 120 words.  So, Rudy’s more succinct in his cleverness.  So, I originally pinged him for this buy saying, “I need a title for a Buy on Rutledge.”  *crickets*  *crickets*  *crickets*  I pinged him back, “You’re right, let’s do Yelich.”  He didn’t even need to say anything.  Rutledge is the Jeopardy answer to the question, how much can one man burn me before I stop going back?  With that said, Rutledge has been hitting since his recent promotion.

Matt Adams – Just went over him this morning.  Do yourself a solid and go read it.  It was brilliant in its simplicity!

Mark Reynolds – Oh, how the mighty have fallen, which could be used to describe the whole Yankees team.  Mini Donkey doesn’t play close to every day, but when he plays in The Stadium They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built, he’s always a threat to go deep (or K four times).

Cody Asche – I just went over my Asche fantasy.  I wrote it while curating an art exhibit.

Pedro Strop – Here’s what I said the other day, “Dale Sveum said Strop could see save chances.  Well, he actually said, “Strop could saveum svum ove eum games.”  He started Hooked on Phonics, and now he’s just addicted.  When Sveum hands the ball off to his closer, he says, “All right, kid, let’s put an A in my last name.”  When he buys a doggie bed from the Sky Mall catalog, he tells his wife, “Arfer Woofruff will ruff it.”  When Dale goes to the movies, he shushes people who are shushing other people.  Living with Dale Sveum is a real chore.  I went to pick up Strop in one league, but he was already gone.  I could see grabbing him in any league where you need saves.  He’s been fine the last month and it would make sense for the Cubs to give him an opportunity to show them he can close for next year.  So, Strop yourself in for a bumpy ride!”  And that’s me quoting me!

Scott Kazmir – These starters are all going by the Stream-o-Nator.  Besides the top 20 starters overall, you really should only be looking at a pitcher’s next matchup.  Kazmir gets the Mess next.  That’s, how do you say in English, good?

Juan Nicasio – As soon as the games started yesterday, I dropped a player to grab Nicasio for tonight’s start in Petco.  You need to be that proactive too!  No, I don’t mean the acne treatment; I’m not as judgmental as your mother.

Dan Straily – He’s home vs. the Asstros.  I’m sorry, but he should be at 100% owned right now.  I don’t care if you were busy with your third child being born.  No excuses!  You have two other kids, let them go to the hospital with your wife for moral support!

Brandon McCarthy – Right now on my iTunes, I’m listening to Pitbull say, “My girl got a big ol’ booty, your girl got a little ol’ booty.”  He really has a way with words.  Has any rapper made more with less?  He rhymes Kodak with Kodak, booty with booty, worldwide with worldwide.  I’m gonna shave my head, don a dapper-as-f*ck suit and start rhyming, “McCarthy is a good pick up against the Giants, in this fantasy game I’m a Giant!  I don’t like McCarthy in the big picture; baby, take a picture!  Just drop McCarthy after the game; I got crazy game!  Only drawback is this game isn’t against The Freak, baby, I’m freaky, baby!”

SELL

Justin Masterson – You guys had a good run.  Send him a postcard from Epcot and cut him loose.

Hiroki Kuroda – He could fix himself after his last four disastrous starts, and that cold sore on your lip could really be from too much sun.

Carlos Gonzalez – I get why they do undroppable players.  It’s because of knuckleheads like everyone else but you.  They should lift that restriction on September 1st.  No one is undroppable after the rosters expand and everyone is gettable, or whatever that line is from a mafia movie that you’ve seen a few too many times.  Right now, CarGo’s acting as a defensive replacement.  The Rockies should be required to go in front of the players union and explain in 1200 words how on earth it makes sense to send their star player out there to play the field.  You send the kid, who sits on the end of the bench picking his nose, out to play defense!  You send in Brendan Ryan for defense!  You don’t send in a guy you want healthy next year so he could potentially go 30/30!  Everyone on the Rockies should be fired, starting with Todd Helton.  You’re 54 years old; become a batting coach, you’re done!

  1. matt says:
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    I’m streaming Joe Kelly vs pitt today. . Sons not liking it and idk if I am either. . Haha time to gamble

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

      • Joshua says:
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        @Grey: been reading for three years now, and you just tug on the hairs of my upper lip! Cant get enough of you, all hail the kaeptain of kougars! That being said, could you make a double post during these times for your buy sell column with playoffs approaching… I won’t read you for a week because I’m on a bye, because of your geniusesness leading to the likes of segura and Adam jones and crush, I’m gonna fiddle with my pants all week reading FF razzball, with that said can we get some prognacations prognastocations, prog… Can you just tell me who to pick up pitcher wise for the next three weeks? Thank you and all hail the stache!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA… Thanks! I was made in your likeness… Tell Sky he has a lot to live up to…

  2. matt says:
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    Oh.. and yes the rockies are a pitiful, worthless, organization

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  3. Joel says:
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    Grey, I have Avisail Garcia sitting on my bench with nowhere to play him. For the ROS, would you start him over Aoki, Eaton, or Laroche? I just need a solid player to maintain my numbers. Also, are you watching season 3 of Luther?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Aoki… Nah, just found out today Luther even started… I need to catch up…is it good?

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Season 3 is good, still a powerful drama, but it seems a bit rushed with only four episodes to tell the final stories. Also, I’d recommend reading the first novel if you haven’t already (a second is due out soon). It covers the case that leads up to where the TV show begins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice… There’s a Luther movie in the works too, in case you hadn’t heard…

          • Joel says:
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            @Grey: I had heard that. Looking forward to it! Oh, and I only learned of the show because you mentioned it in one of your posts… so thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, no problem

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Grey: Luther is good thanks for the recommendation. I only have two moves left. Would you save em for the playoffs? Looks like I’m getting a first round bye in this league.

  4. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Razzchella?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The 27th Annual Paris, Texas Juniors Pageant and Razzball Convention?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: we got a winner winner chicken dinner!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: Lets get those flyers made and plan this thing out, but we might have to change it to from Paris, Texas to Van Nuys, CA

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: Yes and I’m sure prezzi has a new dance to work on

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s so ridiculously catchy, it’s driving me nuts… I need Prezzi to come on here too so I can work out a wolf dance with him and Matt Adams…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I thought it was just a play on words, like as in, Avisail is not in the lineup to day and I missed it, what the fox!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… I like that… Why did I drop Scooter ten minutes before game time? What the fox!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: Hey my cougar threw out my best pair of kicks…what the fox!…..she might take that as an insult and a compliment all at the same time

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha…Awesome…

                    • Prezi says:
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                      Big blue eyes… Pointy nose…. Chasing mice and digging holes!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That sounds a lot like a dormouse… I gotta write them a strongly worded email.

                    • Prezi says:
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                      Yeahh, but “what does the dormouse say!?” doesnt exactly roll off the tongue… I bet hat shizz will have at least 8 million views by monday.. its at 4 and a half now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, I saw that shizz at like three million… What does the imaginary horse say? Gangnam!

                    • Prezi says:
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                      O-o-o-o-oppan!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What does the imaginary horse say? Oppan!

                  • Prezi says:
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                    @Grey: Holy shit… Thank god i chose not to do hard drugs tonight. That could have been a sketchy video to watch. Haha must watch again tho…

                    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                      @Prezi: shroom it up

                    • Prezi says:
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                      I wouldnt be able to put my phone down. Im really thrown off right now though.. what the fuck was that?? And why? Ha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t watch it twice, you’ll never get it out of your head!

                    • Prezi says:
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                      Too late! Haha

                      He said “fish go blub”.. hahaha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… The fox says chchchchchchchching!

                    • Prezi says:
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                      My fav is the second verse.. killed it! Kendricks Control verse has nothing on that….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, man, I just woke up and forgot about the song… Now it’s in my head again… Hatehatehatehatehate-chichi-chi-chi…

  5. Joey B. says:
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    Marco Estrada somehow got skipped this week and is being sent against the Cards next Tuesday, which may foreshadow a two-start week. Do I hold on to him or drop if a better stream option comes along?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see streaming out of that spot…

  6. BootsyBaby says:
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    Currently in 2nd by 1/2 point – in a dogfight for SBs, could use BA. For at least the next week or two – I have Brantley in with Marte on the DL – who is better short term – Brantley, Angel Pagan, Dyson, Khris Davis, Ackley, Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  7. ashtray says:
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    Cespedes is basically only useful at home vs lefties. And by “useful” I mean an OPS around .730.

    Is there any reason why I should be holding him on my squad over these FA’s:

    Eaton
    Middlebrook
    Yelich
    Eric Young
    Moreland
    BJ Upton
    Dyson

    My hitters in 12 team H2H 7×7 (hitters include K’s and OBP):

    C-Ramos
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Hill
    3-Bonifacio
    S-Prado
    O-Stanton
    O-Choo
    O-Cespedes
    U-Adams
    U-Hamilton, Billy
    B-Craig
    B-Belt
    DL-Wright

    Where should I be updgrading?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you can go to Yelich

  8. Gbbb says:
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    For playoffs next week, start cozart over Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  9. Ed H. says:
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    Haren’s last 2 starts were pretty bad vs KC and the Mess.
    Sit/start him tonight (SON: $12.4) @ MIA vs. Jo-Fer: $19.4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  10. Jesus Duda you got an Uggla Bum says:
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    Grey –

    Who is the best of the Brown clan of outfielders ROS?

    Gary Brown
    Dom Brown
    Corey Brown

    Thanks for keeping me in the playoffs, may the Browns be with you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dom! Ha… No problem…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Then I’d go Andrew

  11. B.Loblaw says:
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    Super tight 3- to 5-way races for R (3 teams within 5, I’m in the middle), HR (4 teams within 2, I’m in the middle), RBI (5 teams within 11, I’m in the middle with 3 teams below and one above) and SB (4 teams within 5, I’m at the bottom.

    I have Aybar, Cozart, B.Hamilton and K.Johnson to fill in SS and MI. Aybar and Cozart all the time, or do you sneak in B.Hamilton even when he’s not in the lineup?

    Also, Gordon, Bruce, Venable, Fowler, Aoki, Joyce, Schafer. Four OF spots and one U spot. Gordon and Bruce and then … matchups or just go with Venable, Fowler, Aoki, or …?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta sneak Hamilton in over Cozart and fight for steals…

      • B.Loblaw says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Thoughts on the OF situation? Joyce obviously doesn’t sniff the lineup against LHP’s. Venable? Is Schafer any more than protection against missed games, or do Fowler/Aoki’s knee injuries concern you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @B.Loblaw: Fowler and Aoki concern me… They’re all kinda of matchups/streamers at this point… You need to go with just one? Go with Venable for now with Alex and Jay…

  12. John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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    Who would you rather have at SS for ROS: Razr Scooter or Rutledge? I should know better by now about Rutledge but I can ‘t quit him! Plus Scooter ain’t rolling out everyday.
    Also in regards to LF who seems to be the most promising for the ROS: Chris “the truth is out there” Carter, Leonys Martin, or Schafer? I’ve been hurting for SB’s ever since Everth got caught drinking the kool-aid but I could also use the HR’s? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Axford’s Meat Stache: Don’t like this Scooter sitting stuff, I dropped him… I’d go Rutledge… I’d go Carter, but that depends on needs vs. rest of the team…

  13. Snake Hips says:
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    Billy Hamilton, Boneface, or dyson?

    • fausto says:
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      @Snake Hips: I went boneface I’m not disappointed. Dyson is another runnin royal if available.

      • fausto says:
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        @fausto: sorry I’m dumbk I didn’t see you had Dyson I’m your op

  14. fausto says:
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    Lohse and E. Santana playoff roster worthy? Available- Quintana, Will Smith, Arrieta, Wood(atl), Doubront, Delgado, Milone, Gonzalez (bal),Mccalister… and should i wait and see with sal perez or grab another C? thoughts. . And drink (s) are on the way. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: These are all matchup plays… Wood, Doubront, Quintana…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Perez is playing today, so we’re good there

  15. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… Not to be a dick but why did you give advice to pick up the pitchers in the buy list when they’re playing tonight?? It takes a day to get added to your team.. Sorry I just had to ask

    • Carnac says:
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      Many leagues allow same-day moves.

      • Frank White says:
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        Ohhh… I’ve only played in Yahoo leagues.. thanks

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Frank White: yahoo has the option to also allow same day moves. Too late now, but for next year alert your comish to look under settings, where it says “daily (transactions) – tomorrow” set the last word to “today”.

  16. Frank White says:
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    Don’t let that hurt our relationship Dog cause it would be akward when were sitting together eating Pork Roll & cheese sandwiches before going to White Castle … LOL

  17. OaktownSteve says:
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    Streamed the Lake, is what I did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I was staring right at him too… I went with Gordon Beckham, I’m an idiot…

  18. Matt says:
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    who to drop for straily? buehrle, salazar, ichiro, matt dominguez, or martin perez?

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: I lied. dominguez should not be on list. So straily for buehrle, salazar, ichiro or martin perez … ?

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Matt: I take it Ichiro’s a bench bat, so Ichiro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: What Cram said

  19. Pete says:
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    You advised me on Middlebrooks this morning (over Adams and BJ Upton) and I acted. You rank him higher than most of the guys here for overall production in a points league?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Pete: Most, yes.

  20. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Did you join the Draftkings contest tonight?

  21. Tom says:
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    Follow up from your previous post. I had asked: Choose 1 catcher for my H2H matchup next week (don’t need average) :

    Pierzynski 3vPIT, 3vOAK
    Ramos – 4@NYM, 3vPHL

    You said take AJ

    My follow up question is should I use my 1st position WW pick on him or is it close enough that I can wait to see if he makes it past waivers (decent chance) and if he doesn’t take Ramos? There are a lot of strange drops during playoffs because of immediate need or injury and I want to be in a position take advantage if I can.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yeah, you can let him pass through waivers… You too!

    • Carnac says:
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      Don’t tell Mrs. Carnac, but I feel really good about my entries. I can’t believe I got Capuano so cheap – SON has him at $32 tonight!

      With my winnings I plan to buy a monitor with better resolution so I can see periods.

  22. SteveNZ says:
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    Bleurgh. Feldman looking like the wrong streaming choice. Better options there now I look at it. Too late to grab someone else too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: I’m actually streaming a hitter vs. Feldman, hope it works out (somehow) for both of us…

  23. English says:
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    In the latest series of Luther he is trying to stop a rogue fantasy baseball hitter ranking generator from aggressively raping young defenseless cappuccino machines.

    It’s pretty dark.

    Anyway, what are your thoughts on Frazier next year? Sleeper or asleep?

    Cheers moustache man.

    • Carnac says:
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      Great call… Loving a new Luther every night this week.

      As long as Dusty doesn’t bring back Scott Rolen, I’ll like Frazier in 2014 as a late-ish round CI pick.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Carnac: Why didn’t someone remind me to watch it? Is it available on iTunes? (Yeah, I can prolly figure this out myself.)

        • Carnac says:
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          Ugh, sorry, how could I have forgotten! The season’s been pretty solid. 4 of the 5 episodes have aired. The first 2 are available on iTunes. But check On Demand, if you have it. (BBC America)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, that’s what I was saying to Cougs on the car ride back… Will check On Demand first, it’s usually on there… Weird they aired them with little fanfare and all in one week…

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              Agreed about the lack of fanfare, but I have to say… I wish more networks did their programming this way. So much dramatic/narrative momentum is lost on weekly programming. Of course, there’s the small matter of needing strong content…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, it’s weird to spend money on a whole season and just drop it in one week, but I guess it’s like a mini series…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @English: Haha…I haven’t watched it yet, don’t ruin it! I like Frazier still for next year, I think this was just an off year…

      • English says:
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        @Grey:
        (Spoiler alert)
        Rogue fantasy baseball hitter generator gets away and causes Luther to question his abilities. Damn these machines! Damn them all to hell!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t ruin it!

  24. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Time to drop domm brown for moss or Garcia? Drop Estrada for cingrani? This sucks. I have brown and cargo

  25. Hondo says:
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    I decided to stream Roark over Straily Saturday.

    I came to my senses,but some tard grabbed Straily before I could un-eff myself.
    Do you know where I can get a large bottle of sleep meds?
    I mean WTF was I thinking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Hoping it works out…I dropped Tanner since yesterday when I said I might stream him…Just fyi…

  26. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Grey

    I know you said you’re still gonna like Anthony Rizzo next year cuz of the power. I liked him a lot more as a keeper before the season started than I do right now, but I still like him.

    Thing is what are your thoughts on the fact that they are already shifting him in year 2. I loathe hitters that get the shift. I know a lot of the best players, that I would gladly accept on my team, get the shift, but just something about it bothers me. JUST TAKE A WEEK AND LEARN HOW TO BUNT, AND THEY WON’T DO IT ANYMORE!

    Any the hoo, does that concern you at all with him?

    Thanks!

    Your machismo makes me want to start a fight club. First rule of fight club, mustache required!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: HA! Thanks! I don’t like it either for a young hitter in that small park… I think it might’ve got in his head this year and it’s why he’s hitting so low… I’m gonna like him, just not quite as much as this year… He needs to adjust…

  27. AJ says:
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    Oh my lord..I drop Scooter cuz they cutting down his playing time and next you know he hit a pinch hit 3 run bomb!!! Wtf…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: DAH!!! I dropped him too… Ugh…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: yea I know!!! Frustrating week!! First Myers then Scooter…what’s next Garza pitches a No No against the Halos tonite??! Smh….hope Rutlegde comes thru and makes me feel better with that power/speed combo!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went with Beckham…I look forward to a 1-for-4 with a run….

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: yea I was eyeing Beck too…if he gets hot I’m grabbing him quick..if not ill probably just grab Hamillton…screw it…ill sacrifice all the other stats for that 1 steal a game!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, me too…

  28. Matthew says:
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    Playoffs are approaching and I own Kuroda in 2, now 3 leagues (someone dropped him).

    You don’t think Kuroda will turn it around or should I stick with him? There isn’t really many more options.

    Thanks Grey!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew: Depends on your options, I’d be concerned about him…

  29. Spyre says:
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    With Craig out I need to juggle my batters a bit. What do you think of these guys ROS?

    Yelich or Eaton
    Adams or Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Yelich…Adams

      • Spyre says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey.

        Just looked in my league and I noticed Yelich can slot in at 1B as well.. Would you take Eaton over Adams?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it…

  30. costaricanchata says:
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    yay scooter !!!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      bonus points for helping gregg pick up the save !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @costaricanchata: Damn, I dropped him when he wasn’t starting… That’s the problem with being too proactive…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        acne problems at your age ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  31. slew says:
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    A.Garcia, Span, Ells and Schafer are all sitting out this evening! Don’t they know we are in desperate need of counting stats? wtf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeahk, seriously… Was glad I was able to cover Avisail…

  32. Rob says:
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    Castro over Posey? Ruiz also on my wire. Thinking about dropping Posey outright for the playoff push.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Castro

  33. The Thumb says:
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    Time to punt Dexter? It would open up a streaming spot or Adam Eaton. I don’t really need runs at all I just like eaton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose him for Eaton…

  34. The Thumb says:
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    Brett Jackson is going to be the best player in the MLB for the rest of year according to the player rater.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…

  35. goodfold2 says:
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    after the fiasco with my opp this week attempting to drop chris davis was resolved by the comish forcing him back onto that guy’s roster I’m getting bad mouthed around the league for my message warning the other owners to look into the relationship between the guy who dropped davis and the guy in 2nd place with the #1 waiver claim. Waiver guy didn’t like when I said his being dropped only makes if someone benefits from it. #1 waiver claim guy is the only one that it could be, at least for the story to make any sense. I did admit that I wasn’t talking about him personally (apparently #1 waiver guy is well respected throughout league). I guess it is also possible that the davis dropper is confused as to how the waiver order works. Likely not though, as he won this league last year. I am also suspected by a few as being involved in this, since i’m about to move from 5th to 3rd (3rd in the season makes some money, and i’m playing against davis this week, so in theory if davis beat me in some cats it could’ve been the reason i got 3rd). In reality the 2 teams i’m passing are doing terrible this this week, 1-11-1 and 2-9-2, while I am 9-2-2 and only have to make up 2.5 and 2 on those 2 teams. I was the whistle blowing in this thing too, i had the comish alerted about 21 minutes after he was dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you got shady leaguemates…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it’s funny when to save face you have to make fake apologies (or qualified accusations is more like it) to the very dude who likely orchestrated the whole thing (waiver claim #1, also in 2nd place guy)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  36. goodfold2 says:
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    who gets dropped for adams in a 11 team roto league? moreland or moss. You may have answered this a few days ago, i think it was drop moreland. They both are playing lefties today, and Tron esp hates moreland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  37. The Thumb says:
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    Choo is at 9.6 tonight despite facing a lefty (Capuano). He’s on fire but is he still worth benching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hittin under .200 vs. lefties this year… I wouldn’t start him vs. a lefty if I had better options…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Thumb: don’t bench, apparently, capuano sucks, SON can see it with it’s laser eye. Choo usually gets much lower lefty ratings.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i’m not advocating unqualified starting, as i’m benching him in 10 teamer. but i’m also benching myers again (2 homers on bench the other day), due to Hitter T hating myers today and needing to lock up steals with Boneface.

  38. Be The Ball says:
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    Would you drop Desmond Jennings for Matt Adams or Christian Yelich?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Be The Ball: both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  39. costaricanchata says:
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    my scooter gennett stats for today are not showing up in my espn league .
    anyone else having this problem ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure… Because I dropped ten minutes before game time!

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        finally fixed .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  40. ferris says:
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    I could use some saves in a tight nl-only race

    I picked up strop

    strop got lit up today (3 earned, 1 inning) / Gregg nailed down his 30th

    what’s your over/under on strop saves for the remainder of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 saves

      • ferris says:
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        @Grey: would you prefer putz over strop for save speculation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Yeah, I could see Putz after Strop’s day…

  41. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Rutledge is in lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I would’ve known that five hours ago when pickups locked…

  42. Be The Ball says:
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    Is Travis Wood more than a streamer at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  43. future11 says:
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    adams or a-ram ros?? points league

    Keep the articles coming, love reading them!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Ram… Thanks!

  44. MB says:
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    Haren is clearly shit and last month was smoke and mirrors. I got one more add. Which SP?

    Parker, Niese, Gee, Marco, Morton, Gray

    Seems NYM have good matchups

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: you have REALLY good free agent pitchers, those are almost certainly better than half of some people’s roster SP right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have good free agent pitchers? Where?

          • Prezi says:
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            @Grey: HA!

  45. goodfold2 says:
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    oh boy, was an idiot to worry about kazmir vs the Mess, so far. Next week I just might do what I did last year and bench j-up in the playoffs, at least sometimes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx him!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no jinx. he did add 5 more K’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No jinx at all… Ended up looking real solid…

  46. costaricanchata says:
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    danks for the memories .

  47. de nachos says:
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    So brilliant. The “Kodak – Kodak” rhyme has bothered me more than any bad lyric since Sting rhymed “president” with “precedent” in Russians.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right!

  48. SteveNZ says:
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    Feldman.

    That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did real nice, Steve!

  49. Chris says:
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    I can only use two out of this group next week. Which should I choose? 10 team H2H pts.
    Cashner @ Phi. (Martin) @ Atl. (Teheran)
    Cingrani vs. ChCubs (Jackson)
    Niese vs. Wash. ( Roark)
    Archer @ Minn. (Albers)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani, Niese

  50. fausto says:
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    I donated to the daquiri fund.. my brother will suffer the consequences at xmas. Is Hamilton worth a roster spot? My MI is andrus, phillips, dozier and bonifacio is 2b eligible. SBs come from boni, andrus, soriano primarily. Also last ? Re catcher I swear. ….castro is back take him or hold on to El Salvador?

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: I have a util. Slot as well. I don’t know records but he’s 0-0 2r 2sb to start a career that’s gotta be up there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! The problem is Hamilton’s not getting any at-bats… Bonifacio is better than that… Your MI doesn’t sound bad… Who are you dropping for Hamilton? Dozier? Sure, if you don’t need power… I’d just hold Perez for now…

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: I traded Segura(got him on waivers week 2) when his stock was at its peak. I thought he was going to fall further than he did but he still netted me Scherzer/Andrus/Trumbo. I figured Hamilton wouldn’t get the ab’s just wanted your input. I’m out of moves this wk but I’m grabbing Yelich as soon as I can. I have a pretty good stronghold on 2nd so ill have a bye week to figure out my weak spots. This is my first yr doing fbb and i was only asked bc somebody quit 3 days before draft and the rest of the league hates me for it. ..so if I win it all …youre liver will hate you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  51. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Raja for Yelich for better all-around production?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  52. letsgobravos says:
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    Both my teams came into the week in position to have a bye in the first week of the playoffs. One team is choking terribly. Can’t decide if I should cut pitchers who have favorable 2 start matchups next week like Sonny Gray and Jarrod Parker to stream tomorrow or just sit tight and pray my offense picks it up and the guy neck and neck with me for the last bye will collapse…

    And as I type this, Garza gets shellacked for 5 runs in one inning to fuck any chance at a W, eliminate the QS and rape my ERA for the week by a full point. FUCK.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Garza is droppable now, correct? Fuck that stupid bum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d drop Garza

  53. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Cobb’s ERA is over 5 in my lineup and his WHIP is near 2. I’ve had him in for nearly 70 innings, so it’s not like we’re talking about 4 starts. How is this even possible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that does seem odd, I didn’t know he had any 70 innings this year that bad, even if you only put him in for his worst games…

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: All 3 of his ER-less starts have been on my bench. So aggravating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn…

  54. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Time for a shoutout to Mike Trout, who because he thinks he needs to slide for 20 feet before reaching the bag has been thrown out 3 times in his last 10 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t seen him once all year because of the stupid blackouts… I guess I could just turn on Fox…

  55. AJ says:
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    What’s up with DJ Lemahiue?? Must pick up right?? He’s playing solid for hit amd average and he has some speed too!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab him in some leagues…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: I’m just worried he’ll get benched with Rut and Arenado getting pt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it could happen… Hard to say right now…

  56. Silky says:
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    Which starter do I stream to use my last add for the week? Needs are a win and K’s

    Kennedy vs (Bettis @ Petco)
    Straily vs (Oberholtzer @ Coliseum)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  57. JRO says:
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    Petit for real? Worth a shot vs Col next week?

    • fausto says:
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      @JRO: I’m kicking myself for not grabbing him. Prob. just a hot streak but he’ll prob get picked up in a ton of leagues after a perfect game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s worth a shot now, sure

  58. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, can you rank these streamers for tomorrow…Straily- Hous, Kluber- Mets, Roark @ Miami, McCarthy @ SF. TIA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, McCarthy, Roark

  59. goodfold2 says:
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    to get third it’s looking like i’ll have to win at least 8 cats, (winning 8 right now, tied in saves and steals) since guy currently in third is doing better and winning 3 (but could easily win 6 or 7). Kazmir pretty much locked up all 5 pitching cats not named saves. But that damn Trumbo homer just now added my opp 5 counting stats (he has hamilton too), so i’m now only winning rbi’s by 2, runs by 3, homers by 1. I’m tied in steals, so I might need to just put hamilton in next 2 days. I’m going to lose avg and likely hits (down 9). i’m also down 3 total bases. My idiot opp accidentally benched his closers benoit/perez today, but mine didn’t get any saves either. Turns out him dropping chris davis may have won me homers as i’d be tied right now if he was still in opp’s lineup.
    Prayer circle for next 2 days for these players
    b.hamilton to steal/choo/cutch/ruiz/rutledge/aybar/miller/yelich/aramis/zimmerman/alexei//rosario/ortiz/solano/jones/trout/joyce/cozart/perkins/hawkins/cishek/soriano (RP)
    and death curse for these players over same period
    trumbo/hamilton/hardy/laroche/nava/freese/hill/butler/votto/phillips/beltre/segura/ellsbury/prado/c.johnson/avisail/latos/rivera papelbon.
    death curse to both my opp (cheater tried to drop chris davis) and the guy in third’s players.

    1. so i’m probably correct to try to lock up steals by playing hamilton at least 1 of the next 2 days, right? (i’d have to bench 2 out of upton/aybar/miller/rutledge/yelich to fit him in either ss or util spot; i’m already having to bench one of them)
    2. thank you kazmir, don’t have to gamble with bailey/morton/kluber rest of week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: here’s hoping benching aybar on monday to leave in miller and gyorko (homer and triple) or miller today for rutledge (3 bases, 2 hits, 1 run) don’t cost me enough cats to not get third. Apparently third pays back about half of the buy-in as well as having better seeding and first round opp.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: doesn’t cost me enough cats to get third, damn double negative.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, okay, will do… 1. I’d think so 2. Nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: which 2 of these get the bench tomorrow (assume rutledge plays, i can sub in miller/aybar if he doesn’t) to make room for billy H.
        upton/aybar/miller/rutledge/yelich?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miller, Aybar

  60. fausto says:
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    @Grey: I traded Segura(got him on waivers week 2) when his stock was at its peak. I thought he was going to fall further than he did but he still netted me Scherzer/Andrus/Trumbo. I figured Hamilton wouldn’t get the ab’s just wanted your input. I’m out of moves this wk but I’m grabbing Yelich as soon as I can. I have a pretty good stronghold on 2nd so i should have a bye week to figure out my weak spots. This is my first yr doing fbb and i was only asked bc somebody quit 3 days before draft and the rest of the league hates me for it. ..so if I win it all …youre liver will hate you. Thanks

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @fausto: somebody gave you scherzer (alone is too much)/andrus AND trumbo for just segura alone?! scherzer is too much, but believable, but scherzer and either of those other 2 is obscene, much less both of them. Right place right time there.

      • fausto says:
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        @goodfold2: yep dude had a major crush on segura and had asdrubal @ ss when he was on the dl. I kept upping the ante and he went for it. Granted it was when segura was leading the nl in hits and this dude drafted kershaw verlander strasburg with his first 3 picks. Needless to say his team has mathmatically locked up last place in our league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  61. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    petit must’ve been really bad in the minors for years for you to not advise us to pick this guy up. this is his 4th good start in a row. I don’t know how he’s available in 16 teamer still, but he won’t be after today. If I had any pickups left he wouldn’t be now. K rate is good, 2 earned runs with good whips in all 3 starts before today, one of those @COL. Assuming i’ll be dropping porcello or siegrist (good, but won’t get as many innings as SP, which in the playoffs i’ll need) to activate Kluber after his tomorrow start, should I also pick up Petit for dropping the other one if he somehow is available on sun night. he gets vsCOL, @Mess,@NYY, vsSD for ROS.
    In related note, ARI is str terrible. they’ve made some really weak pitchers look great like at least 6 games in last week to week and a half.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Petit is an extreme flyball pitcher with a poor fastball, and his 5.37 ERA prior to tonight’s start isn’t something you can ignore, especially since his xFIP during that time was 4.62. He can probably be streamed in home games fairly confidently, though, since AT&T Park murders LHB power and is close to the perfect park for extreme flyball RHPs.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Shoop Da Whoop: i’m more interested in the under 2.4 era of hist 26 innings this year, and good ROS schedule. Not sure of his this year XFIP but i bet it’s good. He also had a great start at COL last time out. Extreme fly ball guys don’t often do that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had a 5+ ERA in the majors before these four starts… Not just bad in the minors, bad everywhere….

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: oh, knew you mentioned that after his last start. likely will be tonight too.

  62. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    does billy hamilton’s major league record , thus far , dispel the popular
    notion that you can’t steal 1st base ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hasn’t stolen first yet…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        but he has reached 1st base twice , without ever stepping
        in the batter’s box .
        how else would you explain it ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But he’s not technically stealing first… Stealing 2nd… I think he could steal first though, any batter can… Strikeout, wild pitch and run to first…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: pinch running isn’t “reaching first”, otherwise jesus would’ve been just a human. Ouch. I either just refuted a major religion or proved a bad baseball point.

  63. goodfold2 says:
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    paco’s looked pretty bad last 3 outings, may be tired. I have him in 2 leagues for holds and K/bb, whip/era etc (being a good RP pitcher).
    1. 12 teamer drop for one of santos/casilla/wil smith/breslow/delabar/stauffer/gregerson
    2. 11 team roto drop him for one of herrera/santos/breslow/delabar/
    3.12 teamer net saves/holds league (same category) drop him for one of wil smith/stauffer/casilla/mcgee/gregerson/herrera

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: sorry have him in 3 leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, I just dropped Paco… Gregerson 2/ Santos 3. Gregerson

  64. LongoTulo says:
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    hey guys, i threw a perfect game in RBI Baseball vs a “friend” tonight. Red Sox vs Tigers. Clemens went 6.1 and combined with 3 relievers for the gem. It feels incredible. Now I know what a no no feels like. It feels great. I can’t sleep. Anyway, my question is, would you rather throw a perfect game in RBI or win a fantasy title? I know my answer…now. I will hang up and listen….stupid dial up.

    • LongoTulo says:
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      @LongoTulo: Wow, that is awesome. You must be one of the greatest RBI players of all time. I like you. I like you a lot. Your friend, John.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d take the fantasy title…

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Grey: yeah, me too. that guy is a total Favre

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • LongoTulo says:
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        @Grey: On the real tho, if you could pick a fantasy team from RBI Baseball…what is it? I know you are pressed for time, but Im thinking:
        McGwire, Tony Armas, Coleman(SAGNOF), Reggie, Kevin Bass(OPS), Kevin Mitchell, Canseco(Roid man’s Miggy), Gary Carter(RIP), Ryne Sandberg, Strawberry, Eric Davis, and Nolan, Doc and Rocket as SP. Maybe Worrell at closer or Bedrosian. Then Burks, Will Clark and Lindeman as youth keepers. Hindsight would tell us Lindeman was a bad keeper, but kid was legit power off the bench in RBI. Apologies to Mookie Wilson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No Mookie Wilson? For shame!

  65. SteveNZ says:
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    Brothers, you prick.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: maybe rutledge can get a hit now, on the bright side, i’m losing average so badly that i want any at bat possible.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: scratch that, i thought you were only referring to the homer. oops. it got worse from there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I lost a win on that too…

  66. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I hate to do this but when Michael Mo-o-o-o-orse hits a homer can you write it like that? thats it, i will never go there again

    • Prezi says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: HA!

      “A slam for mich-ael M-o-o-o-o-rse, M-o-o-o-rse! What does the box say!?”

      Get it? Like box score? Homerun? No? Okay…. Ill work on it…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Prezi: It goes Oh-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-FOR FOUR…..TWO-TWO-TWO-TWO-TWO-TWO-FOR-FIVE…..

        • Prezi says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: haha yes it does… Except when he plays the A’s! Dude kills us…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like it, Prezii…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  67. goodfold2 says:
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    can’t tell if this is sarcasm or stupidity here, from rototimes: ” Headley has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 10 homers and 38 RBI this season. He’ll need a fairly strong finish from here to match last year’s totals of 31 homers and 115 RBI.”

    • Prezi says:
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      @goodfold2: wow they must think its mid April…. I dropped him about a week ago so figures hes getting hot.

      • Prezi says:
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        And 38 rbi!?? Why was this guy on my team all year…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like sarcasm…

  68. SF says:
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    Getting ready for the playoffs. Should I drop Lynn for Gee, Kelly or Feldman next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. SteveS says:
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    So it’s playoff time and taijuan is getting shut down ( already). I’m in a league with only four keepers. I’m holding onto Giancarlo, Xander and Machado for sure. My question is this: is Yelich enough of a prospect that I can feel comfortable dropping Taijuan for someone that might actually help this year? Can I really keep two marlins?? I could also hang onto Teheran, gray, cole or erasmo. Help me obi gray kanobi, you’re my only hope.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveS:

      am certainly not the deity/slob that you’re praying to ,
      but keep the hitter , kid .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: those are pretty much the only good marlins, not named jo-fer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, dropping Walker sounds fine…

  70. L-Boogie says:
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    Regardless of position, Avisail or Asche for HR and RBI?

    Thanks dude.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @L-Boogie: that’s hard, but WSOX offense in general is worse, and avisail’s babip is out of control. asche also has more homers per at bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  71. Jaelen Rose says:
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    Need a 1st baseman. Adams, Frazier, or smoak ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  72. Jon says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Khris Davis or Fowler for Eaton?

    Drop Porcello, Kendrick or Capuano for Petit ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler…Kendrick

  73. EG says:
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    Replace Gyorko with any of following? Rutledge, Walker, Scooter, Infante, Young, Lowrie, Ackley…

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  74. AJ says:
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    Drop BJ for Asche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it…

  75. AJ says:
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    Alrite losing in the SB category by 2 ..hammy time right? Would be picking up over RUt and DJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should be going for steals… I’d grab Rutledge…

  76. Pete says:
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    Out of moves now in my H2H points league playoffs week that ends tomorrow. He pitched Fernandez, Petit, and Kelly last night and took a pretty big lead over me (98 points). Napoli hitting the grand slam didn’t help matters either.

    Today I have:
    Latos (LAN)
    Greinke (@CIN)
    McCarthy(@SF)
    Richards (TEX)
    Kluber (NYN)

    Tomorrow I have:
    Kershaw (@CIN)
    Kuroda (BOS)

    Today HE has:
    Archer (@SEA)

    Tomorrow HE has:
    Salazar (NYN)
    Bruce Chen (DET)

    He also has 2 adds left this week.

    I know that Richards and Kluber are risky starts but I feel like given my deficit and the league’s scoring that the potential for upside outweighs the catastrophic risk (10 pts per W, 5 pts per QS, -6 pts per L, 2 pts per IP, 2 pts per K, -1 pts per baserunner, -2 pts per ER).

    Questions:
    a) Am I correct to start everyone today, including Kluber and Richards given the deficit and scenario?
    b) Assuming I do start Kluber, I need to drop either Lohse or Cole to activate him. Which one?
    c) Can you say a prayer for me? Really going to need my rotation to step it up this weekend.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yup B) Lohse C) You got it!

  77. Elwood Blues says:
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    Yesterday you said no to a gio at $17 for Shark $9 trade.. The other guy just added Wright at $32 to offer..
    This is NL only deep 12 teamer.. Where we can keep up to 12.
    Is that too much salary to take on before auction next yr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, you’re getting Wright (32) and Samardzija (9) for Gio ($17)? Trade sounds fine for Wright… It doesn’t blow me away…

  78. Fungazi says:
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    For first round playoffs next week, with limited adds per week. These players all have bad splits:

    Dump Ruf (SD, @Was, 6 games with 3 vs lefties) for Yelich (@ Atl, @NYM, 8 games with 2 vs lefties) or Middlebrooks (@TB, NYY, 6 games with 4 vs righties)

    Also, are Estrada @ STL & Colon @Tex both droppable for the week? Estrada missed a start this week, not sure why.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks, but they offer different things… Estrada was pushed back so Hellweg could get in…. I wouldn’t start Estrada and Colon…

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: If I spent all the time I use everyday reading your updates and looking through comments doing something else, I would probably have a better job and be married or something.. but my fantasy teams would totally suck! Thanks for all you do, wish me luck for the playoffs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! No problem, glad to help!

  79. chillmodious says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m out of pocket and posting from a wonky phone, so I’d really appreciate your advice on who to throw tomorrow, Ian Kennedy (vs. Col) or Wacha (vs. Pit)? Or neither?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  80. goodfold2 says:
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    bogaerts making himself useful. first homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @goodfold2: when next year rolls around it be interesting (to me) which rookie I will keep. We can keep one: X, Cole, Yelich or Wheeler.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @frankgrimes: i’ve had all 3 of those on non-keeper(2 right now) 16 teamer and that should be an interesting choice to anyone.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          hopefully Xander shows what he can do rest of year and playoffs to make it more interesting

  81. TheNewGuy says:
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    What the hells wrong with Dom Brown, is he expected back anytime soon.

    Crunch time coming up to my playoffs, drop Dom or Moss for an extra arm in Kluber?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: if he’s a starter in your lineup most def pick up a hitter. even if you need pitcher it could be a good idea to wait and see if kluber looks good today.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: achilles tendonitis, this injury takes a while (of rest) to get better. I had it last summer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Dom

  82. goodfold2 says:
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    latos getting this loss could determine whether or not i get third, or fourth in 16 teamer. C’mon paco (who’s been bad lately).

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: no loss for latos, just don’t give him a win for god’s sake. at least choo scored, that could lock up runs for me.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: it would actually be pretty cool if i win runs by 1 (and it could be said that choo getting a hit off of a lefty was what did it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Paco is struggling lately

  83. goodfold2 says:
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    that jones steal might be very integral in me getting third (lowest money spot). Hells yeah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  84. Oz says:
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    WHY WAS I NOT USING HITTER-TRON MORE OFTEN?? Damnit, I feel like an idiot. I started using hitter tron and it’s fucking amazing. Streamed gomes today (ballin), Khris davis (the day he hit 2 jacks a couple weeks ago). Damn, hitter tron is $$$

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  85. SteveNZ says:
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    Hunter. Bloody hell.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: damn bitch got the win to leave my opp technically still alive in wins, he’s down three, with hunter/rosenthal/maness/b.chen/wacha/a.torres/ going tomorrow. but good news is, all of those STL pitchers can’t all win tomorrow, anyway, just got to dodge any of them from winning today. I have siegrist though.

  86. SteveNZ says:
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    Y’all are watching the America’s Cup, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ummm… Huh?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oldest active trophy in international sport.

        You mean you weren’t a member of the New York Yacht Club back in the day?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, but I rock Docksiders and Hilfiger!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Even if you don’t care about sailing (and I’m guessing you probably don’t) you should take a quick look at this if you can.

            Great big multi-hull boats going over 50 mph in the right winds…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know how to even get excited about it… What am I looking for?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: You could probably just search America’s Cup 2013 on YouTube. Pretty spectacular to look at is all.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  But it’s like golf, I don’t know if I know what to look for? Just the majesty of it?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @SteveNZ: you’re funny guy steve

  87. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i knew everybody thought hamilton would come up and get steals in pinch running appearances, but 4 in 6 days and 4/4 is sick. I finally played him today, and may win runs/steals due to it. If I knew i would’ve been behind in bases anyway and hits earlier in week he’d have been in lineup for around 3 of those steals. This dude is seriously the stealth weapon. I can’t believe one of those twits that have like 5 or more bench bats in my 26 man roster size league didn’t continue to stash this dude. A few did, but only until like early july. Those types that hoard like 7 OF’ers, with each having been hot at one time or another, but never seem to win K’s or wins, due to having too few pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, pretty crazy

  88. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Drop Khris Davis for Rutledge, Fatt Adams, Jay, Presley, or Dominguez? Need overall production for the playoffs ros. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  89. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    to my surprise frazier is still available (less than 1.5 days till i can pick anybody up), him or asche for dropping gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go Frazier, sure

  90. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Rutledge out today. Get yer Miller’s or Aybar’s in there, or even Gyorko, eck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t know why Rajai’s not playing though… I need the King!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: in a 30 man roster 10 teamer i had to drop him a week ago (missed the homer) to get boneface, he hits higher in order, hitting better lately, and is getting a steal every 6 at bats since getting to K.C town. And plays every day with no platoon issues (dyson). If K.C. is gonna steal this much why don’t they just put dyson and boneface in the top 2 lineup spots?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  91. JRO says:
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    ummmm thinkin drop niese and grab ubaldo for 2 starts next week. Bastard. yeah?

    • JRO says:
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      @JRO: Location must just be off, following tracker and his velocity is there or CLE just ready to hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Nicely done!

  92. anchovies says:
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    i almost feel like apologizing for these selfish inquiries…

    A) got an open spot and looking for overall production ROS (playoffs on monday)

    matt adams
    swisher
    colabello (soft spot for the paisans–wheres “pags” when i need him?)
    rajai (i just dumped leonys to free up kluber)
    belt
    ——-
    2) streamed Straily today. keep him or re-grab Nova

    thanks for your advice and great stuff all year.

    –anchovies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai… I’d hold Strailoy, but I don’t know either of their next matchup

      • anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        straily is in Tejas next week.

        nova @ baltimore

        thanks 2x

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Nova there, neither are good

  93. B.o.B says:
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    I have Melancon and picked Grilli up when he came off the DL…is he worth hanging on to right now, or do you see Melancon holding on to the closer job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth holding Grilli

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: if you’re in a holds league or net holds and saves league that’s an utterly sick combo punch. One TWO!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Three four!

  94. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    just like with women most of the time, with catchers i am very easily fulfilled, so that being true, I LOVE YOU RUIZ! I’m like one of those broads that has spent their whole life being abused (avila through mid june or so,zunino,ruiz just after 1st injury, mesoraco, phegley when he was 1-19 etc) only to find a halfway decent guy (top 10 or so catcher over last 30 days in my scoring system) and be over the moon about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  95. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Welcome to the 2013 season, Ryan Zimmerman!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He finally started playing…It’s a miracle…

  96. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I think Goldschmidt will be losing his green light soon. 5 CS in his last 8 attempts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not…

  97. Matt says:
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    I have a bye week coming this week- should I add Dom Brown and hope he gets out there and hits before I need him? I have CarGo and Marte on my bench already this coming week waiting for them to play. Should I drop Yelich for D.Brown or roll with what I got on Sept. 16?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, forget Brown this year

  98. Prezi says:
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    Madams didnt start… What the fox!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hatehatehatehatehatechichichi!

      • Prezi says:
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        @Grey: Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! It just updated…. 8 million…

        • Prezi says:
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          There was a related video titled “fox sounds”…. It has 1 million views! All people saying “chingchingchingchingching” in the comments… Shizz prolly had like 500 views a week ago… Hahaha

          *uploader checks his youtube channel… Sees a million views on his shitty fox video… Mouth drops… Faints*

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha! Uploader is a professor of wolf sounds, sees views and says, “I knew the kids were interested!”

            • Prezi says:
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              @Grey: “although they seem to have very odd thoughts on the sound the fox makes.. damn school systems..”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                “The fox’s sound is chichichichichichichichi-like.” “Professor, can you spell that?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trinlinrinlinrinlinrinlinrinlin — 7 million were me…

  99. JRO says:
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    WTF 77 pitches for Archer and they pull em. Wasnt looking great but man. I was going to hold him for next week MIN start. Worth the hold or start searching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look elsewhere

  100. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    How many peeps have gone back to their draft results and noticed some hilarity? Like the team drafting Chris Davis and Matt Harvey in the 14th and 16th rounds sitting in a distant 6th, or the team drafting Miggy sitting firmly in 9th. Or this hilariousness/carnage:

    Round 1: Braun
    Round 2: Heyward
    Round 3: Pedroia
    Round 4: Weaver
    Round 5: BJ Upton
    Round 6: Carlos Santana
    Round 7: Sabathia
    Round 8: Ike Davis
    Round 9: Freese
    Round 10: Moustakas

    But hey, at least the team’s last two picks were Segura and Cuddyer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seemed to make sense in March too… Crazy…

  101. ThE sHiT says:
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    Thoughts on Colabello and Brandon Barnes? Flashes in the pan or possible contributors for h2h playoffs starting on Monday? I didnt scoop Adams yet, i didnt like that he didnt start today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flashes in the pan… Barnes has speed and Colabello has power, they might be real short term contributors…

  102. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    Looks like I’m heading into the playoffs with this team…
    12team H2H 5×5 Y! Pro $100

    Perez, AuSchizz, Boni, Longo, Reyes, McCutchen, Pence, L.Martin, Carter, Dozier, Arenado
    Scherzer, Bumgarner, Anibal, JZ, Parker, Lester, Kuroda, Petit
    DL Kluber
    Jansen, Janssen, Mujica, Uehara

    Well that looks very little like the team I drafted… But I think I have a very legit shot at winning some money. Thanks for all the help. Although I’m sure I will have another question or 2 before it’s over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, glad to help!

  103. goodfold2 says:
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    due to trumbo and freese’s homers, and trout basically giving trumbo a free steal i am losing homers/winning rbi’s by 1/tied in steals. Meanwhile if at least 2 wins come out of miley/erasmo (who i dropped this week)/papelbon/rivera (esp if they get 3) and/or he comes back from his 3 rbi deficit today the guy in third has a decent chance of beating me for third, unless I win at least 7.5 categories. Right now i’m 7-4-2, so i’m covering (his biggest possible win is 5.5 cats). The only stat I can’t win is average, down 7 hits, 1 homer, 4 bases, tied in saves/steals.
    I’m guessing I should put Hamilton in again (trumbo’s slow ass getting free steal)
    1. choo playing lefty and anyway i need rbi’s much more than runs now. bench choo, slide yelich in at 3rd OF, and which dude gets 2b (miller or rutledge or gyorko)?
    2. which dude gets util, aybar/miller/rutledge/gyorko?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this wouldn’t be as close if the guy playing 3rd place guy would’ve listened to me and benched archer, and thus not got himself tied in losses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup, Rutledge 2. Gyorko

  104. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Anyone else batty-calling Schierholtz tomorrow on the short schedule? Hitter-tron likes him. Hitter-tron also likes naked pictures of Twiki from “Buck Rodgers.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, I would…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap!

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: Top rated comment:

        I can fit a watermelon in my asshole.

        YouTube, everybody!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Shoop Da Whoop:

          can you spit out the seeds ?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

  105. Frank White says:
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    Hey Bud… So I have my semi finals next week and I know Alex Wood hasn’t been doing so great but I don’t know if I should drop him cause he has the Marlins next week for my Semi’s.. Should I keep him for now??

    • Frank White says:
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      If you don’t think I should keep Wood, then I have Locke on waivers playing the cubs and Yusmeiro Petit on waivers playing Colorado. Should I try to grab both of them and see which one I get cause i’m the lowest on waivers right now?? If so which one should I go for first cause the both get cleared the same day??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Forget Locke, grab Petit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you gotta look elsewhere

      • Frank White says:
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        Don’t keep Wood vs Marlins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Wood that just got destroyed by the Marlins? No, don’t keep him

  106. fausto says:
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    One more quickie. With Moss not playing everyday. Need a backup 1b. Nava or Loney or neither? For overall performance. . Rays always seem to figure out a way to hit the “on” switch the last week or 2 of the reg. Season. Red Sox are scoring 9 runs a game. Thoughts?

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: @fausto: nava is close to the top in obp. But I can’t ever bet against the rays in september.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nava

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: Lind is also available. But I don’t trust him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t either

  107. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I’m thankful that Zimmerman is making a push at the finish line, but this also means I won’t be able to wait until pick 80 or so to grab him next year. Pablo might fall that far, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

  108. SteveNZ says:
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    The Big Donkey answers the batty call!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Dah. Lost a point in runs and Bob has Gattis and Kendrys.

        Back where I started.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn…

  109. goodfold2 says:
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    having benched hamilton till yesterday due to my opp not having a steals team, now i’m losing steals due to non-speedsters like trumbo and laroche getting steals the last 2 days. so i really need cutch/yelich/choo/rutledge or miller/gyorko/goldy/aramis to out RBI trumbo/j. hamilton/montero/butler/hill/freese/nava/hardy/laroche. Good news is team in third place has no chance at any offensive stat. If r.soriano/cishek/cody allen don’t get a loss, and rivera/papelbon/erasmo/miley don’t get 2 wins or more i’m locked up with getting third place. Or just get at least 1 steal. pretty sick for miller//aybarupton/choo/mccutchen/goldy/yelich(half of the week) to get outstealed by laroche/trumbo, esp if it costs me money and a seed. H2h is weird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s insane…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: perkins and hawkins could also flip a 1 SAVE whole week tie into a win.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: notice just before and after this period Mess had loaded with 1 out, and earlier Twins have guy on 2nd, third with 1 out, neither can get anynbody in. EYJ finally led to Hawkins winning saves for me.Only way opp wins third now is if I cannot tie or better steals/homers/rbi’s/bases (down 1,1,1,3 in those) AND opp’s beltre/votto/segura/montero/crawford/ would need to get at least 5 more RBI’s than trout/joyce, while also getting wins from both erasmo and miley. setting this up to be a true tragedy if all those things fall just right for opp.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Yeah, I watched the Mess game, Hawkins got lucky on a caught stealing, but it worked out…

  110. SteveV says:
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    Streamer help for tomorrow.
    Linc vs Col (Chacin)
    Torres vs Wash (Gio Gonz)
    Delgado at LAD (Nolasco)
    Cosart at Sea (walker)
    T.Walker vs Hou (Cosart)

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveV:

      torres has a shot to go 7 .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does the Stream-o-Nator say? I’m streaming Torres…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        no idea ,
        but one of us should be able to unplug the
        damn thing , if it disagrees with us .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Easier to unplug a watermelon from an anus.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            toilet plunger .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  111. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: Scooter Gennett or Brian Dozier at SS ? H2h 12 man league

    Same league Will Venable or Darin Ruf ?

    My Team
    Vmart
    Ortiz
    Carpenter
    Miggy Cabrera
    Dozier?
    Puig
    Justin Upton
    Ruf
    Josh Ham
    Matt holliday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier… Venable

  112. fausto says:
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    Last one (until I think of another) cozart over dozier for 3rd mi spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, I would

      • fausto says:
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        @Grey: thought so. … thank you sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. fausto says:
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    Time to drop cj “nice hair/whip killer” wilson for tyson ross or randall delgado? I’m sending you another drink and I’m snorting some wasabi… I lost 1st place bc of 2 K’s barring romo getting a chance to strike out the side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Ross… If Ross is at home for his next start… Thanks!

  114. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I’ve been on edge ever since Felix was pushed back and Erasmo was slotted into a Sunday start. Weekly league, so I could only watch as the inevitable train wreck happened.

    And it hasn’t happened!

    Now, if someone would page AuShizz and remind him the season hasn’t ended yet…

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Spoke too soon. Walked Kelly Johnson after getting up 0-2, then gives up a hit to Jose Lobaton after getting up 0-2 again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice re: Au Shizz… Could use about ten homers from him still…

  115. SteveNZ says:
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    I just picked Casilla up, dontchaknow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Pretty crappy day everywhere.

        Going to lose my h2h matchup pretty handily, though that looks like it will mean I will avoid my sister (Miggy, Scherzer, Napoli, Yoenis) in the 1st round of the playoffs…

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @SteveNZ: Time to beat your sister good, once and for all!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Not so fast. Her opponent has Medina and Casilla. She’s ahead in ERA now. If things stay as they are, it’s me against her next week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s prolly for the best

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Helped her quite a bit this year. Can’t help her next week…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, is that the rules? No playoff help?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: I don’t want her to beat me!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  116. TheNewGuy says:
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    Dare I start Samardzijajaja in the first round of our playoffs?

    Didn’t realise how wretched he’s been lately, grab the doc over him? Or a safer reliever like Rosenthal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Rosenthal

  117. costaricanchata says:
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    hope kershaw last long enough to try out
    his pick-off move on billy the kid .

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You have some crazy parlay bet?

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Grey:

          as a kershaw owner , i’d like to see him go deep .
          he’s been short his last two outings .
          dodger bats haven’t provided him with much support
          this year , so am only hoping for a 1-0 type game .
          both players are on my dynasty roster .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sounds like you could have a nice team for the future… How the team do this year?

  118. Tom says:
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    best tuesday start: martin perez vs. PIT or cashner @ PHI ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  119. SteveV says:
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    Playoff H2H final 4 two weeks left. Drop J.Upton who’s been has 4 RBI’s in last 30 games and go with hot hands (like, Middlebrooks, C.Carter, Simmons, Ethier etc). Or hold with Upton and hope he gets hot again???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Middlebrooks

  120. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Who would you roll with the rest of the year at SS? Zobrist, Castro, Gennett, or Rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zobrist

  121. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’ve got a SS question similar to Chili’s right before me…Castro, Miller, Drew, or Rutlege?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge

  122. royce! says:
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    Next week is the first round of the playoffs in my h2h 7×7 (OBP, XBH, Holds, K/BB). My roster:

    C- Ruiz
    1B- Cuddyer
    2b- Zobrist
    3B- Miggy
    SS- Scooter
    IF- Rizzo
    OF- McCutchen
    OF- Ajax
    OF- Dyson
    OF- Yelich
    UTIL- Cespedes
    BN- Ackley
    BN- Asche
    BN- Presley

    SP- Zimmermann
    SP- Gee
    RP- Holland
    RP- Benoit
    RP- Tazawa
    RP- Gray
    P- Cole
    P- Bailey
    P- Nova
    BN- Cobb
    BN- Peavy
    BN- Ryu
    DL- Kluber
    DL- Cingrani

    Got many Qs…

    1. Keep Miggy in or play Asche?

    2. Ackley or Scooter?

    3. If I don’t play Asche at 3B, would you use him instead of Rizzo at IF?

    4. Presley or Dyson?

    5. My likely opponent will only have 6 starts next week, so I can easily beat that. Gee, Zimmermann, Cole (@TEX (Darvish), CHC (Baker)) and Nova (@BAL (Gonzalez), @BOS (Lester)) each will start twice, though the latter two have more difficult matchups. Would you start Peavy (@TB), Ryu (ARI), or Cobb (BOS) over either of them?

    Thanks once again for the help. I have been playing in this league since I started fbb and have never won, so I don’t want to blow it again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Think you have to play Miggy 2. Ackley 3. Yup, Asche 4. Dyson 5. Ryu over Nova

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Excellent, thank you. BTW, Sugarfish was great- had the Nozawa. Came up last minute for some work shizz and it made it all worthwhile.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome! Yeah, it’s ridiculously good… Now imagine that being free and all you can eat… That was what we had one night… Insane…

  123. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: What are the odds Billy Hamilton is an everyday player next season? I have him cheap in keeper leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      60%

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Not good. Would you play him, Dyson or Presley next week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dyson

  124. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    It’s playoff time. Is Tillman a streamer, a wait-n-see-on-how-he-does or a rosterable fellow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! Crank that Monday column!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, am doing…

  125. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    18 swings and misses on Salazar’s fastball today. I don’t care if it’s a little league team, that’s impressive when you only throw 80 pitches. I’m drafting him on every one of my teams next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks very impressive

  126. SteveNZ says:
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    You wouldn’t play Rutledge ahead of Philips or Lowrie would you?

    And are you liking Presley over Avisail for the next little bit?

    This is for the ol’ H2H…

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      I wouldn’t, nope… Yeah, Presley…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. What to do with J-Up? Bench him – or do I have to keep running him out there?

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          Grey says:
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          Depends on who else you have, but prolly bench…

  127. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 man h2h pts League

    1 IF SPOT so choose 1

    Morneau
    Junior Lake
    Trumbo
    Freese
    Lind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  128. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, what should we do with Harper? I have the bye week coming up for the first week of the playoffs so I guess I can afford to wait a couple of days. I just can’t see why the gnats would rush him back or play him at all this year since their playoff hopes are pretty remote.

    Damn, do I ever wish I could undo my Greinke + Pedro Alvarez + Shelby Miller for Garza + Harper trade. Still finished 2nd in my league’s regular season, but my chances of winning would be a lot better without that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just hold him for a few days…I think he’ll likely be shut down…

  129. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: is Doubront droppable in weekly roto leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    It looks as though my first-round playoff matchup will indeed be a family affair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, hope it doesn’t mess up the holidays…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice…

  131. JRO says:
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    Harper hurting, gonna see what they say tomo but I cant wait too long should I bail if it sounds like nagging injury, sucks. Yelich available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’ll probably be shut down, but wait until tomorrow…

  132. Pete says:
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    Pulled off a win in week 1 of my H2H points league playoffs, in large part because of your Middlebrooks for Arenado swap on Friday along with your advice to stream all I had yesterday including Richards and Kluber. Your prayer must have worked to so thanks!

    Now, looking ahead to next week, It’s going to be a bit more challenging as I’m lacking in number of quality starts relative to last week. Here’s what I’ve got (with SON values):

    Cole (@ Tex $-4.5, CHN $15)
    Estrada (@ STL $7.6)
    Greinke (SF $16.5)
    Kluber (@CHA $5.2)
    Richards (@TOR $-1.9)
    Kershaw (SF $24.8)
    Latos (@MIL $10.7)
    McCarthy (COL $7.4)
    Kuroda (@BOS $1.1)

    I’m down to 5 more moves (max 4 per week). 2 more weeks of playoffs. Both my potential opponents are going to have full moves so I’ll be at a disadvantage there.

    In order to maximize the punch for my moves this week, was thinking of picking up Torres for the double start at home against WAS and MIA. Good idea or wait it out/pick up a 1 start streamer if needed later (right now my opponent has 2 extra starts on me and has 5 closers vs my 3)? If so, who to drop? SON would suggest Richards…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Pick up Torres, drop Richards

  133. Davidpierce says:
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    Having some issues, would love feedback.
    Coming off the bye into the semis this week, 2 weeks left of the playoffs, have CarGo, Ellsbury and Stanton. Going against some power hitting this week.

    Which would you recommend dropping outright for the finish based on injury? Any? All?

    All help appreciated. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Stanton and lose Ellsbury and CarGo

      • davidpierce says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man. Boneface or Yelich or both? What order. Preciate the help bud.

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