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Felix Hernandez is the pitcher to pitcher when you’re facing more than one Brewer.  *sips from frosty mug*  Ah….  Almost as satisfying as a good porgasm, which is the ecstasy reached when you finally find a rest stop after you have to pee for about two hundred miles.  Yesterday, F-Her threw eight shutout innings with 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.28.  He’s not even close to how good he was his Cy Young year.  He’s MUCH better (caps for emphasis, not so the guy who’s reading over your shoulder can see better).  He has a career high strikeout rate, which is like, “Hey, this Filet Mignon can’t get any better– Oh, wait, I don’t have to pay for it either?”  And it’s not because you cut out a chunk of your hair and put it on the plate.  F-Her also has a career low walk rate and a career low xFIP, which tells us his ERA isn’t even fluky.  He’ll probably be overshadowed by Yu Darvish or Max Scherzer in the offseason, but F-Her is finally coming into his own at the ripe young age of 27.  In 2014, when people are going Kershaw and Darvish and Wainwright, there F-Her will be again coming at a discount because of some perceived weakness due to win potential.  Bunch of Murray Chasses (Chassi?), every one of you.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer and his 4th homer in the last eight days, which is a week in Liverpool.

Wily Peralta – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks in Safeco.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start vs. the Reds and I concur.  I’m a concurrer, y’all!

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his first homer after having Saturday off to get his head right.  You know he’s under a lot of pressure and I wish people would respect his space.  He could lose hundreds of millions of dollars and then have to make due with only hundreds of millions of dollars he made prior to this year.  You don’t have these kinds of problems!

Alfonso Soriano – 1-for-4 with his 3rd homer as a Yankee.  He’s playing as well as he did in his 20’s.  Oops, I mean, in the 20’s when he played under the name Moses Fleetwood Walker.

Mariano Rivera – 1 IP, 2 ER and his 5th blown save.  Damn, he should’ve retired prior to this year… Yankee Fan Who Doesn’t Read Past The Ellipsis, “You’re so freakin’ stupid!  Mo is the greatest closer of all-time!  Trevor Hoffman bakes cookies 99% of the way there then calls Rivera to finish them!  I hate you, Grey Albright!  Now, excuse me, I have to prepare for my fake date with Suzyn Waldman.”

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks after being accused of doping by ex-major leaguer, Jack Clark.  Verlander responded that the only dope he knows is Jack Clark, then they slap-fought each other until Pujols’s mom broke them up.

Victor Martinez – 3-for-5 and his 10th homer, raising his average to .281.  After starting the year like a house on fire (which is a bad thing as far as I’m concerned), he’s turned his whole season around and paying off people who had the patience who utilize the Ron Popeil School of Catcher Management and set it and forget it.  BTW, Ron Popeil sets it and forgets it in a lot of aspects of his life.  Ron Popeil Jr. was on The Talk the other day and said he cried in his crib for eleven years until he just stepped over the side.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer in the last five games.  Snooze!  Wake me when he has 50 homers.

Roy Halladay – Threw a simulated game and reported feelin’ fine, but sang it like Jay Bennett.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks on Saturday, but the Cardinals moved him to the bullpen, citing similar reasons to why Carlos Martinez was optioned back to Triple-A.  “We can get decent starts from schmohawks like Westbrook and Joe Kelly, why would we start guys that are actually good?  By the by, we made up the name Joe Kelly.  He used to sell radial tires in Cooter, Missouri and didn’t want anyone Googling him.”

Matt Holliday – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 steal and his 6th steal after hitting two homers (14 & 15) on Saturday.  Due to counting stats and because he’s been able to raise his average to .290, he’s ranked favorably on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  He’s given about the same value as Torii Hunter, Hunter Pence and other guys that are solid if lacking that certain pizzazz — a word that looks Lil Wayne could’ve coined it.  My sizzurp lacks pizzazz!

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Kinda insane how many counting stats the Cardinals provide.  This was Carpenter’s 57th RBI.  NL teams aren’t supposed to provide that many leadoff RBIs.  Only the Rangers have more leadoff RBIs in the major leagues with 60, and only one other NL team (Cubs) are in the top ten for leadoff RBIs at 49.

Allen Craig – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 87th RBI.  Seriously, Juan Pierre would have 50 RBIs on the Cardinals.  You’ve heard of The Big Red Machine?  This is The Big Counting Stats Machine (or just a calculator).

Darwin Barney – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  After seeing this, I immediately went to look what Hitter-Tron thought of The Purple Evolutionist, but the Hitter-Tron was watching Transformers with the sound off so I left him alone.

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer.  You know what’s holding back his hype, right?  No catchy nickname.  Which brings me to Hotdam Jones!

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Since the All-Star break, he has 3 homers and zero steals.  T’is’nt the way to get me all jazzed up silly, but since I traded him for David Price months ago, I don’t mind if it gets me a discount on him next year.  Sorry, Machado owners!

Howie Kendrick – Hit the DL because of his knee and the Angels hope he returns on August 21st when eligible.  The Angels PR man also said that the Angels can make the playoffs if they win 47 of their last 46 games.

Grant Green – 2-for-3, 2 runs and four for (stutterer!) his last seven.  While we wait for Kendrick to return from wounded knee, Green should get the playing time.  Here’s a Clue, grab Mr. Green in the ballpark with a baseball bat.

Erick Aybar – 0-for-4 with a steal, his 2nd in as many games.  Since the Angels are looking at next year already, this would be considered garbage time, and, since I own Aybar for steals, I’m all for him padding his stats.  Pad your stats enough and I’ll start calling you Aybra.

Justin Masterson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, raising his ERA to 3.59.  His Ks have been a thing of beauty this year, but he hasn’t been good against decent offenses.  Here’s his ERAs against some of the better teams he’s faced — Orioles:  8.53 ERA, Red Sox:  7.36 ERA and Tigers:  7.23 ERA.  Yesterday, he took on the Angels, the 4th best OPS team in the majors.

Nick Swisher – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  He probably needs to Just for Men his sideburns a little bit, but he’s not quite old enough for his power to be the dog’s breakfast, so I’d think there’s gotta be some more stats in his bat going into the final six weeks.

Brett Lawrie – 3-for-5, 1 RBI and 2 steals, as he hits over .400 this month.  Here’s a sneak peek from next year from Fantasy Baseball ‘Pert from Fantasy Baseball (Insert Synonym for smart) dot com, “Lawrie’s a post-hype sleeper…dry info, boring text, bleh bleh bleh…I like him!”

Melky Cabrera – Won’t require surgery on his knee but will be out until September.  If you’re waiting on Melky for your fantasy team, you got bigger fish to fry, pardner.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks on Saturday in Toronto, which isn’t the easiest of matchups, but gets the Astros next, which isn’t the easiest of matchups, but is very close to it assuming Sonny won’t start any time soon against an Orange is the New Black softball team.  BTW, everyone should watch OitNB.  Not to sound sexist, but it might be the best show centered around all-female cast.  No offense to Cagney and/or Lacey.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-3, 1 run, but whatevs he hit 17 homers between Friday and Saturday.  He wasn’t able to touch up R.A. Dickey (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks) on Sunday, but he might’ve been rattled when Dickey asked Reddick, “What’s the matter, sore?”  Reddick has hit ten homers in one month before (last May), and if I were needy for power, I’d jangle my tin cup in front of Reddick.

Martin Perez – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Astros.  The Astros lineup can’t produce without the Grossman, just like there’s no produce without the grocery man.

Alex Rios – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI on his new team, the Rangers.  JayWrong did onto the Rios to Rangers for fantasy as he’d like to do onto you, four girl readers.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4 with a steal.  Prospect Scott loves Avisail and I can understand it.  Garcia could help across all five categories and is worth adding as a fifth outfielder in all leagues.   In other news, Breaking Bad started last night!  Said like 70’s John Travolta, “I’m dying over here!”

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  From Friday, my buy still holds.  That also sounds like sappy lyrics from an 80’s song, only it would be spelled, ‘bye,’ as in…So, walk away, walk away!  My bye still holds!

Oswaldo Arcia – 2-for-4 after hitting three homers in the last four games, hitting .262 on the year.  Hasn’t been all that bad and, yes, I know it’s not a screaming endorsement when I say someone hasn’t been ‘all that bad.’  Could be a quick hot schmotato for a few days for pop.  “Hey, pop’s my thing!” said Colabello.

Ian Kennedy – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks in Cincy.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  This is the kind of sonavabenching that doesn’t bother me that much, because I wasn’t close to starting him here.  Those burn.  For this start, I never would’ve started him here ever.  None of this will come into play for his next start at home vs. the Mets.  That’s a no-brainer.  My specialty!

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-4, run and his 4th steal.  He also had his 5th homer on Friday.  With EverCab off to the Caribbean to do water sports, Forsythe’s manning the keystone for the Brown and Orange and has some decent middle infidel capability in deeper mixed leagues.  For those who found us by Googling “water sports” + Brown infidels, I have no idea what you’re looking for, but welcome.  We won’t judge you here.

Ryan Ludwick – Will be activated from the DL by the Reds.  As I said about a week ago, I’m not stashing him anywhere.  Here’s the thing — and there is a thing — he could come out and hit homers, or he could come out and go 0-for-27 and be platooned with Heisey or some other cockamamie Dusty-ism.  I’d just rather grab someone like Arcia who is currently hitting.  If Ludwick does start hitting, then, sure, I’m not an anti-Ludwickian; it’s really got nothing to do with him.

David Wright – Could miss the rest of the season.  Hanley missed six weeks with a similar hamstring injury; Stanton missed about five weeks.  It’s silly to bring Wright back mid-September, but no one has ever accused the Mets of not being silly, so maybe you get a week or two from him.  I wouldn’t hold my breath, but that’s more because you need oxygen.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his first homer, which would be a record in ages 5-8 tee ball.  Wright’s strained hammy is the yin to Flores’s playing every day on the yang.  I’d absolutely grab Flores if I had room for an upside corner man flyer.  I’m even considering dropping Arenado for him.  No, I can’t believe I still own Arenado, either.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-5 and has hit in eight of the past ten games with a homer and three steals.  It’s all about the Lagares, baby!

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks as he returned after almost two months.  He unwrapped his face like The Mummy to a brand-new nose and the same old pitching.

Cody Ross – Dislocated his hip.  I’d just say to my iPhone, “Siri, where’s my hip?”  But I’m no doctor.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-3 as the Diamondbacks called him up.  He will see regular at-bats now that Ross is probably gone for the year.  Here’s what Prospect Scott said, “Davidson’s power is legit, as evidenced by the .208 ISO he posted at Double-A last year.  The 21-year-old projects to hit 25+ homers annually, but an aggressive approach will likely keep the AVG down.  Still, he looks like an above-average 3B, and he’s not too far off.  Or as Grey would say, ‘I’m a big dummy.'”  What?  Why would I say that?  The natural inclination to think about when you see a Diamondbacks 3rd base prospect come up with big-time power and a weak average is to compare him to Mark Reynolds.  But why such a tendency?  What does that say about you?  Psychoanalysis for another day.  Reynolds had speed, Davidson doesn’t.  He’s more in the mold of Pedro Alvarez until he can prove he won’t hit .240 and strikeout 27%+ of the time.  I like Davidson a lot in NL-Only leagues, and deep mixed ones for upside, but he needs to get hot first before adding him in most mixed leagues.

Aaron Hill – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Took a whole lot of tryin’ to get the power up for this Hill.

Lorenzo Cain – Hit the 15-day DL with a strained oblique.  He suffered the injury reaching for a Whatchamacallit that was near whosiewhatsit.  It was all very oblique.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  The Royals announcers probably weren’t happy to see Perez return since he needlessly stretches out one inning a game.

Alex Gordon – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (13) and legs (8).  I promise you I won’t get excited for Alex Gordon in any way next year.  You have my word or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario.  Don’t abbreviate my title, I don’t like that.

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-3 as he was called up instead of Bogaerts on Saturday.  You’re Bogaerts’ing my buzz, Red Sox!  Middlebrooks is worth a shot in mixed leagues if you’re struggling to make something work at your corner.  He did show good pop in Triple-A after being sent down (10 homers in 45 games), but his average of .268 in the minors isn’t necessarily gonna translate to .300+.  Don’t need Rosetta Stone to tell you that.

Stephen Drew – 2-for-4, run and still continuing his hot schmotato ways, hitting near-.400 in the last week with a 12-game hitting streak.   Definitely would grab him while he’s swinging a hot bat.  That’s what she said!  What?  Huh?

Jeff Locke – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks in Coors.  That’s nice, I still don’t trust him for his next start.  His ERA is at 2.43 right now.  If it ends up below 3.00 on the year, I’ll shave my mustache and give it to Locks of Love.

Stephen Strasburg – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  There’s the start you’ve been waiting for all year!  Too bad it’s August and you’ve already moved on to fantasy football.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  This start reminded me of Ocean’s Thirteen.  It’s the Marlins, so Minor left his A game at home and schticked it up a bit and still got the win.

Jason Heyward – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .247.  We own Heyward on a few teams so I’d like to see a big finish, but I am partially torn like my Cal Ripken rookie card that I thought should be separated — Get away from here, Bob Bonner!  I’m torn because I wouldn’t mind Heyward coming at a dirt cheap price next year either, because it’s probably the only way I’m owning him.  Then again do I really want to own him even for cheap?  Damn, torn again.  Get away from Ripken, Jeff Schneider!

Evan Gattis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He made it in Jim Bowden’s top ten rookie rankings for the year.  Here’s a snippet of it, “With less than two months left in the 2013 season, we’re heading down the stretch for this season’s top rookies.”  Hey, it’s not easy to type while riding a Segway.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Doesn’t he sound like a name you’d come across if you’re reading about Harriet Tubman?

From Around The Web

  1. David says:
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    Stanton or Pence weekly 12 team h2h points league?

    • Bunny says:
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      @David: Pence. I’m considering dropping Stanton for Venebale. He’s been a turd this year.

  2. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Goldschmidt for segura and Cingrani? 20 teams thanks!

  3. Trailblazin says:
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    Keeper league: Holliday/Bogaerts or Moustakas/Napoli

  4. BluePulaski says:
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    Need to drop two SPs…H2H league (don’t mind the risk of the occasional shaky start)

    Estrada, Sonny, Porcello, Erasmo, Peralta

    ROS – pick two drop in order of preference

    I’m thinking…drop Erasmo first, Sonny second?

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance

  5. letsgobravos says:
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    I’m facing team’s who’s managers have given up in both leagues this week. Both have several guys on the DL or biogenesis’d. Please let the fantasy gods see fit to allow me to have large, comfortable wins in both leagues. Desperate for one in the league where I suffered the worst day in the history of my fantasy career today. Seriously, 1/31 and both my starters going blew up. Turned a tight matchup into my worst blow out loss of the year.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @letsgobravos: my team in 16 team land turned a 10-3 blowout into a 7-6 win against a team also not managing, funny because this guy still had s.drew in his lineup. he had benched assdrubal back when he was hurt, i guarantee was the only reason he didn’t have asdrubal in instead. i also had to hit 8-68 in last 2 days to cough up huge hit/total base/avg leads.

  6. bossmanjunior says:
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    Facing the guy who leads the league (H2H) in steals this week and trying to find an excuse to get Leonys Martin in the line up. Would you start Martin @Olberholtzer (1-2) over Heyward vHamels (5-23 8K)?

  7. jordan73 says:
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    Risk starting Sale today vs Detroit?

    Thanks!

  8. The Dutch says:
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    I need to go after another SP, can you rank these guys for me for the rest of the season?
    Kris Medlen, Julio Tehheran, Tony Cingrani, Hisashi Iwakuma, Hamels and Anibal Sanchez.

  9. Anybody high on Gordon Beckham or am I just high, seems to be putting all together, post hype sleeper the rest of the way? thoughts and thanks..

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: i know i owned him for a few weeks when his average got up to around 343 or so, then the babip gods stopped shining right around the time his wrist was hurt, so i dropped him, now his average is down to around 300, so finally they put him in decent part of order (when i had him he was down there with phegley, who i also owned at the time, as he had 1 good week just before the week i had him. 1 hit that week, a single). I would rather have Beckham than Gyorko right now, whom i still own, but may shortly replace with Flores if he can do more than get way too many Rbi’s from groundouts/singles while being on bad team.

  10. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Wilmer Flores or Matt Davidson for the ROS?

    Why is the Player Rater so low on Flores, by the way?

    • Chaz says:
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      @TysonFrozenChicken: Throw in Middlebrooks to that equation too… I’m thinking Flores, Middlebrooks, Davidson, assuming Wright doesn’t come back soon. Flores contact rate seems to project him higher and Middlebrooks has done it before.

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: Would you drop Todd Frazier for him? Our playoffs started today. I’m here because of you! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure…No problem

      • Chaz says:
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        @Grey: Flores over Middlebrooks as well? Avg is a concern for me but consistency and overall RBI/HR/R is needed at 3b for me since right now I have Scutaro at 3b (had to slide him over to cover Wright, put Lake at SS)

        On a related note: Lake over Scutaro at SS, yes? Seems obvious but his regression potential scares me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lake over Scutaro… Flores over Middlebrooks for nwo

  11. FIlthyRIch says:
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    I know the whole “set and forget” strategy for catchers is the best way to go, but I’m having trouble forgetting about JP Arencibia. The following C are available on waivers in my 2-catcher league: W Castillo, Ruiz, Mesoraco, QUintero.
    ANy of them worth picking up over JP or should I just ride it out and hope for a hot streak?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @FIlthyRIch: i’d rather have every one of those other guys (i’m probably about to drop mesoraco for castillo, maybe, or ruiz if mesoraco can’t hit better than 2 singles like last week) except quintero. SEA’s catchers are both really bad and they both play too much to allow either to be too valuable. just peachy has been straight shitty.

  12. goodfold2 says:
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    1. i’m assuming in 10 teamer (or any teamer) i’d rather have gray and beachy (both with wonderful schedules for ROS) than miley/shark. Even though miley has been good again for a while.
    2. if 1 is true, would i rather have beachy and gray than gee (for this week the answer is easy, no gee, but ROS?) Gee’s ROS schedule probably isn’t as good as Beachy or Gray’s.

  13. Al Bundy says:
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    With 5 weeks left in a non-keeper league, does it make much sense to hold onto Desmond Jennings? No timetable has been set for his return and there’s a glut of OF streamers to fill in the meanwhile.

    Also, how about some love for Puig’s new-found anti-regression tactic? -Going balls out (hehe) and taking walks at Joey Votto-like proportions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al Bundy: Nope, you can lose him if you don’t have DL room… Yeah, Puig’s taking a lot of walks, pretty nuts…

  14. dk says:
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    Looks like you prefer Salazar over Gray over Alex Wood. What are the prospects of each getting shut down early? Salazar & Wood are already 20 & 50 innings over their totals last year. Plus Indians should get Kluber back for the last 2-3 weeks of the season. Gray should be fine innings-wise ROS, but will he keep a rotation spot over Milone ROS?

    Who’s got the best shot at keeping a rotation spot ROS?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @dk: as far as anyone out of OAK camp is saying it’s Gray’s spot now. Of course 3 days before his call up it was supposedly still Milone’s (thus Grey’s joke about how Beane has no idea what he is doing)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: None of these guys are rest of the season starters even if they stay in the rotation

      • dk says:
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        @Grey: So let me re-phrase: In a super deep league where 130 pitchers are active and over 200 pitchers are rostered where streaming is literally impossible (bi-weekly waivers, pick-ups cost real-world money, activated players must stay in line-up for a week), which of these guys have the best chance at providing ROS value: Salazar, Gray, Wood, Martin Perez, or Tyson Ross? INN & K/BB instead of WHIP & K. I’m leaning Gray, then Ross.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perez

  15. choplanta says:
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    Was offered colon and Crawford for cespedes and danks? Who side do you like better. Redraft league!

    • choplanta says:
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      @choplanta: one more thing is it pretty fair?

  16. stynyr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Lowrie at 2B. Aaron Hill is available. Grab him or stick with Lowrie?

      • stynyr says:
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        @Grey: Added Hill.
        I was just offered Rizzo and Jorge De La Rosa for Hill and Ryu. What do you think?

        Is Ryu for Rizzo any better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Rizzo…Ryu for Rizzo is better

  17. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dozier or franklin or miller as split backup at both ss/2b for rollins/hill? ever since 2 homer game franklin’s been real bad.

  18. AbNormal says:
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    Love the Strasburg clurb, only because it’s too true…hitting close to home man!

  19. Mike says:
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    @SimplyAJ10: I want to thank whatever slapdick threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u jackass.

    Adam Jones already has a nickname now….”Slapdick Jones” lol….Great response to an ahole in La

  20. Harris says:
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    Do I start Justin Upton this week? My other OF’s are C.Gomez, Brantley, Puig, Ludwick, I can use Prado or Carpenter. Also Drew or Desmond? Finally Capuano vs Gee, Eovaldi @ home vs Giants (Gaudin) or do I throw J.Zimmerman out there another week despite how he’s destroying my season. Thanks.

    • Harris says:
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      @Harris: sorry one more pitching option…De la rosa vs Pads.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: Sure on Upton…Desmond… No idea of Zimmermann’s matchups, guess start him

      • Harris says:
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        @Grey: Zimmerman vs Linc. You like him better than Capuano or Eovaldi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  21. AP says:
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    Sonny Gray’s ESPN picture looks like the young version of Moonlight Graham in Field of Dreams…..

    DON’T WINK KID!

    (Oh, and I just dropped Wily Peralta, and added Gray)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Ha!

  22. sanfran1966 says:
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    Grey hope the weekend treated ya right…

    Clawing back up from a brutal pitching week with a nice start form Stras. Needing to make up points in Wins, Saves and RBIs.

    Dropped Doubrant (will pick up later) for Parker v the Astos this week. Would picking up Gray be a prudent choice?

    Also, need more RBI production – currently playing Freese in my one Util spot You think he has upside ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sanfran1966: Thanks, you too! Go with Gray…Sure on Freese

  23. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… I still got Bogaerts on the bench and I was gonna replace him with Cody Ross but he’s hurt now. Do you think Bogaerts is going to be coming this week or should I replace Ross?? I’d hate to use an add player on a batter that’s only going to play for a couple days ya know

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank White: Last I heard, his defense wasn’t up to snuff yet, so that’s what’s holding him back. I don’t see him coming up or being a major factor down the stretch.

      • Frank White says:
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        do you think I should replace cody ross with Maxwell or smoak?? Unless you have a couple better players up your sleeve that might be available?

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Frank White: Venable? IDK who’s available or what your needs are but I’d ride a hot Smoak over Ross right now.

          • Frank White says:
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            Yeah Venable’s available… Him over Maxwell n Smoak??

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Frank White: Venable

  24. Musy says:
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    Hi, I need to grab an OF from waivers… who do you like ROS out of Arcia, Lagares, Calhoun or Maxwell? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Musy: Depends what you need… Lagares

  25. Frank White says:
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    Are you sure that trade I did giving Samardzija n Edwin J to get Masterson was really good?? It seems like Masterson aint to far off from Samardzija. Can you give me a good reason or fact that’ll make me feel better about getting Masterson??? Screw Edwin, He was a streamer anyway

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank White: Fact: Masterson has a better ERA and WHIP.

      • Frank White says:
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        hanks buddy!!!.. Can you help me with the question I asked right before that one??

  26. fitz says:
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    Drop Bogaerts in a redraft league? I don’t see where his AB’s would come from even when he does get called up.

  27. The Thumb says:
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    In a league where i need average, rbi, and steals, who do you think is the best add?
    Reddick, Smoak, Lagares, Belt, Venable?

    Also i need steals but is it worth holding Dee Gordon and hoping he plays or picking up Dozier or Drew until Xander is called up. Thanks!

  28. andrew says:
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    Franklin or Dozier ROS?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @andrew: if you add in Miller with those 2, you’re the second to ask that in like an hour, along with me

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: And the 384th in the last month.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:most of those were just miller vs franklin’s, not with dozier added in. For me anyway, Dozier had to keep hitting doubles for a long time before I even though to add him. I remember him from last year.

  29. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Nice Jay Bennett reference! Under appreciated genius…pouring out a sip of coffee out for my homie.

    Machado is killing me. Thinking all year that 3B was a locked down, worry-free position, but with your help I’m now realizing that he’s been sort of killing me a little bit.

    Who would you go with to pseudo-platoon/ spell him? Would you please rank the worthy power options? Thanks!
    Freese
    Lake
    Arenado
    Plouffe
    Smelly Johnson
    Gyorko
    Juan Francisco Treat

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: probably freese or lake.

    • Sixto Lezcano says:
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      @Sixto Lezcano: Flores and Yan Gomes are out there too

  30. Bunny says:
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    Picked up Alex Wood for a stream, now I’m reluctant to drop him to continue streaming. But I am down innings.

    Would you risk losing him to another team to open a spot? Or drop Cingrani, Nova, or Zeigler?

  31. Crumpy says:
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    Drop never-playing-anymore Rajai for Ruf or Grossman?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crumpy: Apples and oranges…Ruf

    • Aero says:
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      @Crumpy: Rajai is starting today. I picked him up.

      • Crumpy says:
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        @Aero:

        Thanks. Weekly league, so a tough guy to have if he’s not playing 60 – 70% of time. This past week he only had SIX at bats. ughhh.

        @ Grey, thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    10 team QS keeper League. Just got offered my Xander Bogarts who is in my FA round 24 farm for his 1st round Yu Darvish. Currently riding first place with people nipping at my heels. Do I bite on trying to lock up a championship with a non-keeper for my youth or play it out? My arms are as follows:
    Liriano – round 24 via trade for next years 10th round pick
    James Shield -15th round keeper from 2012
    Bruce Chen – FA
    Patrick Corbin -FA
    RYu- 12th round
    Max Scherzer -8th round keeper from 2012
    Jordan Zimmerman-3rd round
    Cashier-FA
    Homer Bailey-7th Round

      • 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, figured Cashners arm is running out and need him for the stretch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Dirtyd says:
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    My league has no bench spots. I have Pujols on only DL spot. Now Howie Kendrick is on DL. Do I drop Kendrick for Dozier or Lawrie? Or do I drop Pujols(done for season?) and pick up Dozier or Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirtyd: Drop Pujols for Lawrie

  34. Fungazi says:
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    Is Gallardo worth a pick up in a league where the best available are guys like Ogando, Cashner, Quintana, Chen, Porcello, Gee? Adds limit, so streaming is difficult.

  35. Sniff Test says:
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    Should BJ Upton be owned over guys like Ruf, B. Miller, Moustsuckass, E. Young, Ole Yelich? I need to drop somebody for pitching streams…and once Dez Jenn comes of the DL.

  36. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Finally dropped Reddick…the day before he went on his binge. Proof that, if God exists, he fucking hates me.

  37. smegma says:
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    Grey:

    1. Would you trade Aramis Ramirez or G.Cole for Porcello? I wanted to get Porcello but other team took him last Saturday. I have Machado at 3b and Ramirez would be my 3rd bench bat with Crisp and Reddick.

    2. Reddick or Smoak ROS?

    3. Iwakuma “tweaked” his back and has @Tex this week. Would you drop Crisp to get T.Ross v. Mets (9.1 SON)?

    4. Is G.Cole droppable for a streamer like Stults (@Col; NYM) this week?

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: Sorry:
      5. IF dropping Cole is agreeable, pickup Stults (@Col;NYM SON has @Col -13 but no rank for NYM) or Mejia (@LAD;@SD SON has -2.3 for LAD matchup). Scott Evans has Mejia in higher tier and so does ESPN forecaster FWIW.

      • smegma says:
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        @smegma: Screw it, it’s Monday morning and I feel like a 6 pack:
        6. Trade cuddy/burnett for rios/hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: 1. Aramis 2. Reddick 3. Sure 4. Stults in Coors isn’t good

  38. EK says:
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    ROS rank at UTIL for H2H pts:
    Ike
    Yoenis
    Shane

    Drop Ascab for Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Yoenis, Shane… Sure

  39. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I have to replace Ross now because he threw out his hip? Are the Yankees going to scoop him up now? Jesus. Here are my options:

    Donaldson
    Swisher
    Avisail Garcia
    Kelly Johnson
    LaRoche

    Its to fill a Uti slot. I was thinking Avisail, but wanted your opinion due to the moves limit in this league. I’m going to be stuck with whoever I pick! Thanks in advance

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: Donaldson’s the pretty clear leader of that pack IMO.

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: that’s what I was thinking too, but hes been horrible since the all star break. I checked him out, hes hitting .186 with no RBI’s since the break

        • Shawn of the livid says:
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          @Shawn of the livid: BUT! The A’s face some weak pitching coming up so may be now will be the perfect time for Donaldson to come out of his slump…… This is why I rely on Grey/razzballers to help me stop arguing with myself!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Shawn of the livid: if the dude is hitting .186 for a month, you really think he HASN’T been hitting that bad also off of bad pitching? Maybe he’s been hitting .230 off of bad pitching and .145 off of good pitching. Even Upton wasn’t hitting .186 for a solid month. He would just K or single for a long time.

  40. HansMoleman says:
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    Trying to trade Melancon before trade deadline. Guy I’m talking to is lowballing me (with Wade Miley) citing Grilli’s return in a few weeks. I personally think with Melancon dominating and Grilli coming off an elbow injury, there’s a fairly good chance Melancon closes ROS. Hence why I’m hesitant to take the deal. What do you think about Melancon vs Grilli ROS for SAGNOF?

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @HansMoleman: That’s a tough one. Grilli could very well return to the closer position soonish. I would hold Melancon and hope for the best if all you can get is Miley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HansMoleman: Grilli will close again if he returns healthy…

  41. Jon says:
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    Starting any of these guys?

    Erasmo @ TB
    Delgado vs BAL
    Porcello @ CHW
    Tillman @ ARI

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Jon: Porcello

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: All of them except Delgado in some leagues

  42. papasmurf says:
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    damn you lawrieeeeeeee

    At least after I dropped him, he got picked up by a team in my league that I root for.

  43. Wheeler of Fortune says:
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    2 Questions this week. 10 Team H2H Mixed League

    1). Still trying to fill my UTIL spot after losing Pujols. Who do you like best out of these options? (pick two) Juan Fransico, Chris Carter, Brandon Moss, Kelly Johnson, Lind, Schierholtz.

    2). Leonys Martin or Rajai Davis? With Melky on the DL, Davis still seems to be having playing time issues.

  44. Wizard of Boz says:
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    Mornin’ Grey,

    Would you drop Ryan Zimmerman for Lawrie or Alvarez in a re-draft league? Trying to finish strong here, and my prayer pentagon for Zimmerman has produced no manna. Preesh!

  45. Jon says:
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    Cobb is scheduled to start Thursday, eh? Would you drop one of these guys right away to activate him, or wait and see?

    Cashner, Delgado, Erasmo, Porcello, Tillman, A.Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Delgado

  46. Wake Up says:
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    8 days with scousers? You taking a turkish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: Is a scouser what a Italian guy says when he rides his scooter too close to you?

  47. John says:
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    Please take your best guess at whether the following will be FULL TIME (not part of a committee) closers for the period of 9/9-9/22 (my 5×5 playoffs): Putz, Fields, Betancourt, de la Rosa, Frieri, Hawkins, Strop. Please list in order of preference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: de la Rosa, Hawkins, Betancourt

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! My conundrum is that I have Melancon right now and unfortunately, Grilli COULD come back right before my leagues playoffs. All the guys I listed are on the waiver wire. Picking one of them up now would “waste” a bench spot that could help me a little ROS with seeding. So…..do I:
        a) go ahead and pick up de la Rosa now for protection and waste the slot
        b) wait until I see someone else pick one of the three up and immediately pick up the next best guy (wasting a spot from that time forward)
        c) wait until I hear more about Grilli save the bench spotfor other positions I need to finish strong but risk having one less closer for the playoffs. Grilli was supposed to throw last weekend but there is no news about him anywhere! Is no news good news for me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do you have a waiver wire move limit?

          • John says:
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            @Grey: 7 per matchup (week) – so not really. But I would use that extra spot for streaming hitters and pitchers (i.e it MAY help me get a better seed).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pick up De la rosa

  48. ManuteBologna says:
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    Here’s my situation, I’m currently in 7th but can easily jump up to 3rd on any given day, we’re that tightly packed between 3rd and 8th. I’ve been waiting on Bogaerts because to have any slim chance at 1st / 2nd I probably need to catch fire.

    Right now, he’s my only bench bat, given I don’t have much to lose, do I hang on to him with Middlebrooks promotion? I’ve been missing out on some nice streaming shizz but I think I can abide for a week or so

  49. AA says:
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    I’m done with Verlander. I give Verlander and Choo for Anibal and Lincecum. Your thoughts.

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @AA: I’d want Verlander side. Lincecum is horribly inconsistent and you’d basically be trading Choo for Lincecum. Bad trade IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AA: Anibal side if you need pitching

  50. Wake Up says:
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    You reminded me of this one that Jeff and Jay used to do by Rabbit Brown, I think…
    “Sometimes I think that you’re just too sweet to die
    And other times I think that you ought to be buried alive”

  51. Eng says:
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    Who is this Malicious Phenom guy? He sure isn’t an OG of Razzball that I do know.

    Anyhow, thanks for a great read as usual, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: He’s just a commenter giving his opinion, doesn’t seem to be any harm there… Thanks and no problem…

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Ah, I thought he was a new contributing writer. Wasn’t meant to be a complaint- my bad for that being how it came across.

        • MaliciousPhenom says:
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          @Eng: I am hopeing to be a new contributing writer..HEHE

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

  52. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    Fowler or Willingham the rest of a way in a 7 x 7 H2h league that also includes extra base hits and OBP as additional categories.

  53. flanwagon says:
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    Need to replace Ross at UTIL until Desmond Jennings returns…

    Available: Smoak, Ike Davis, Maxwell, Grossman. Please rank thanks…

  54. Viv Savage says:
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    Cingrani @ Mil this week or M. Estrada with 2 starts (one in Texas..)? H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Viv Savage: No idea what the other start is for Estrada, but I’ll say Cingrani

      • Viv Savage says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey..his other is home vs. Cincy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Zimm

  55. Pope says:
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    For my 1B/3B slot, who would you rather have, LaRoche, Smoak, Belt. I’m leaning towards keeping Smoak/LaRoche
    12 team H2H redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: Sure, keep those two

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Pete says:
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    Can you please rank the following SP for this week: Iwakuma, Zimmermann, Norris, Santiago (2 starts). Facing the best team in the league this week. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: No idea of their matchups… They look ranked…

  57. Wake Up says:
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    “Most people actually consider it a sign of good fortune to come, when they find Nona’s dentures in their minestrone, Luis”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: “Luis, we can wait until you’re done going to bathroom to take this shot.”

  58. Mitch says:
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    Considering trading Stanton for Carlos Gomez. I can see them hitting for similar power but would get SBs from Gomez at least. As a patient Upton owner, he finally seems to be coming around, but I’m seeing nothing from Stanton to make me warm and tingly in these final few weeks. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mitch: Go for it if you need some steals

  59. charlie hustler says:
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    Best keeper: Sonny Gray, Jarred Cosart or Andrew Cashner?

  60. poop says:
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    Start Cuddy (3vSD; 3@Bal) or Reddick (1@Tor;3Hou;3Cle) this week?

  61. Oz says:
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    Can someone tell me life is still worth living? I’m super depressed that I have fallen to 17-1. I’m still a lock for the 1st seed but life just doesn’t seem the same anymore.

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @Oz: If your a lock for 1st seed then you are basically Paris Hilton complaining that the dollar menu is too expensive

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: Ha

  62. Aero says:
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    I can’t believe an abandoned team since about week 3-4 (when Darvish / Aaron Hill went on the DL, where they still are) made the playoffs in my league (yeah, we start early). This is insanity. The team has had at least 2 guys on the DL the entire season. The guys that are active are all on a crazy roll, too. Encarnacion, VMart, Ellsbury, Beltre, Anibal, Wade Miley, even Gardner has been good lately. I feel like I could loose in the playoffs to a ghost team! Sorry, needed to vent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aero: Darvish wasn’t on the DL until the break…

      • Aero says:
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        @Grey: Ah, you’re right! He was DTD or something that made him miss a start, which shuffled him out of the lineup, where he’s remained.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Aero:

      why do you join leagues like that one ?

  63. Hotrod says:
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    Please rank: Middlebrooks, Lind, Moreland, Ike Davis. Thanks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: Middlebrooks, Moreland

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Grey: So drop Lind or Ike for Middlebrooks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lind

  64. Silky says:
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    Which 3 do I start for tomorrow?

    SON has:
    Ryu – 20.1 vs. Harvey (Dodger Stadium)
    Scherzer – 18.6 vs. Santiago (US Cellular)
    Bailey – 11.5 vs. Smardzija (Wrigley)
    Gio – 11.4 vs. Bumgarner (Nationals Park)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Silky: Not Bailey

  65. huge caulk says:
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    McLouth and Eaton have hit the WW in my league

    My OF consists of:
    Giancarlo
    Cespedes
    Gordon
    Ellsbury
    Victorino
    Leonys
    Do I drop the Queen of Sagnof for either of the above?

  66. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Your Felix steak analogy gave me a flashback to the time I had a bone in filet, it’s something I have never heard of, nor thought was possible, but yes it did, only as a “special”, better than anyone could expect, those bites of steak next to that bone where like Felix’s 8innings, 0 ER, and 9K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: Ha… Don’t think I’ve had that… Granted not much of a steak person so wouldn’t be looking for it either…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I got taken to Morton’s once…..once

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… I don’t think I’ve ever been there… And it’s walking distance from me…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: It’s too close to drive and too expensive to walk to

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s awesome, that’s gonna be my excuse for a lot of things since I live on the edge of BH

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: BH – Boyle Heights?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… You know where I am… I used to date a girl in Boyle Heights, though…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I know, just playin. Latina, i assume

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, Japanese

                  • ThE sHiT says:
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                    @Grey: When i saw BH, i automatically assumed you meant Boyle Heights too. Thats where i was born and grew up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha…

  67. tempertaint says:
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    Clayton Kershaw and Jake Peavy or Madbum and Jordan Zimmerman….which side rest of season?

  68. Jon says:
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    I need more power than Alonso is giving me at DH. Moss, Wallace, Smoak or Ruf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Smoak

  69. coco krispie says:
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    who will be better in 2014 OBP instead of AVG. I can keep 2 of these 3: Bautista, J Upton, Beltre

  70. any thoughts on Berkman?

    They say he is gonna come back up soon. Is there regular playing time for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wouldn’t play regularly or do much when he did even if they had a space for him

  71. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Two-start Randall Delgado (BAL, @PIT), one-start Lincecum (@WAS) or one-start Gaudin (@MIA) in a H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincecum

  72. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I use to drink with an old black man named Mr. Green, never saw him at the ballpark but he really played the field… he use to say to me, ” Gin will make you Sin, that’s why I got 10 girlfriends, but since I’m a Christian all is forgiven”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mr. Green had a good motto!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: that was a bad motherf**ker, had the biggest hands I have ever seen, could make a whole tumbler disappear when he was drinking

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did he often say, “I’ve seen bad things.”

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: “I’ve done some bad things, most with married women”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  73. Flanwagon says:
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    Drop uggla for beckham this week? Or rendon?

    • MaliciousPhenom says:
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      @Flanwagon: Go Beckham, Rendon is dinged up..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  74. Slam says:
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    Flores, Davidson, or A-Rod to fill in for Wright rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  75. EK says:
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    H2H pts:
    Start/Sit T. Wood today vs CIN?

    • MaliciousPhenom says:
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      @EK: SIT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  76. Skorski says:
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    Grey,

    De La Rosa, Farquhar or Benoit ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benoit

      • Skorski says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey and while you are at it, would you pick Kennedy over Porcello ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At home, yeah

          • Skorski says:
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            @Grey:
            Thing is i own Porcello and while Porcello is not striking out anyone, Kennedy will pitch two third of his remaining games at the top 3 pitcher friendly ballparks (Dodgers, Giants and Padres). Its not only PETCO, the other two have statistically been as favourable as PETCO so i basically only have to sit him at COL and ARZ. Would you agree?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

      • Heisenberg says:
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        Great stuff here… Never disappointed.

        “Thank you, and have an A1 day”

  77. tempertaint says:
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    Kershaw and papelbon or Madbum and Jordan Zimmermann rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum, depends on needs…

  78. Cyr says:
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    Is Starlin Castro droppable yet in a 12 team obp league? Thinkin bout losing him for Dozier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  79. tempertaint says:
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    Kershaw and Peavy or Madbum and latos…which side rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  80. Hotrod says:
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    Lind or Ike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ike

  81. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    For Tuesday, I can only start two of these bros:
    Harvey @ LAD
    Ryu vs Mets
    Colon vs Astros.
    Harvey has the toughest matchup but is by far the best pitcher and Colon might be bad the rest of the year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First two

  82. Di Ro says:
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    Should I play McCann and Beltran this week or find replacements for them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play them

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, also is Colon droppable? His stats aren’t great, all he does is get Wins and QS, but his k’s and whip aren’t that good. Or am i just overreacting to one bad start? 12 team H2H mixed league. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist:

          h2h ?
          he does get 2 home starts this week vs the astros and the indians .

  83. btdrnks says:
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    Can u rank Morneau , Smoak, Reddick for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Smoak

  84. Fish says:
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    Headley just got dropped in my H2H Yahoo league + hits + OPS, is he worth adding for either aoki or daniel murphy?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Murphy

  85. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… Bogaerts isn’t working out well now?? Did you drop him yet?? I’m in a 10 team mixed. If not then I can grab another pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • Frank White says:
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        I only have 1 closer cause I liked having the extra pitchers.. Uehara’s available. Should I go with him or do you know any new guys that have a lot of availability left?? Also, Venable, Smoak or Maxwell to replace Ross?? Might need long term

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Uehara’s near the top ten for closers… Venable

  86. Josh Freeman says:
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    H2H ROS: Yelich or Ludwick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  87. Fister Furbush says:
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    What two starter do you like better?

    Haren @CHC @KC

    Arroyo vs ARZ vs MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you like his two starts enough to drop Salazar vs Min?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar has great two starts this week

          • Fister Furbush says:
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            @Grey:

            I should have said that this is for next week. Weekly points league…

            I’m going to wait and see how Salazar does tonight before I drop him for any two starters.

  88. exactly says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need to pick 2 for the week for my points league: Flores, Brad Miller, Middlebrooks, Profar?

    Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores, Miller

  89. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, I sure am glad I listened to you and traded Puig at the height of his value for F-Her, laughing all the way to the playoffs!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. TJ says:
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    My team is cold.. ice cold.. That kind of cold that you get from a nice fresh beer and have to put in a koozie cup in order to keep bitter old peoples hands from falling off that won’t give up on drinking even though they are 60 years old… or for the cool teenager at the high school party that thinks its totally legit to use one…

    Anyways.. I need some help. I’ve got a lot of cold players. Pablo Sandoval, Nick Franklin, Josh Hamilton, and Howie Kendrick to name a few. My pitching rotation has got Feldman, Tillman, Wheeler, Cingrani, M. Perez, Cole and Alex Wood. Who’s got to go and who could be some potentially decent pickups at those positions? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… No idea who’s available in your league… Franklin and Feldman are pretty droppable in most leagues

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey: Think it’s worth going after any of these guys… Dozier, Grant Green, Moostinkus, Rendon, or Iglesias to take up a spot for Franklin?

        Pitching wise… Sonny Gray, Halladay and B. Andersen are out there, Vargas, Will Smith.. its a really a small field for pitching in my league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Green… Gray is the first one there…

  91. Greyismyhero says:
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    Yo wise one…Limited moves league Tyson Ross or Jacob Turner ROS…And have fun shaving your mustache and giving it to Locks of Love at the end of season…:)

    Peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks… Turner

  92. Heisenberg says:
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    Good read. As always…

    “Thank you, and have an A1 day”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  93. Silky says:
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    Beckham or Dozier for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up…Beckham

    • Silky says:
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      @Silky: Flores also available – Points league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Try Flores

  94. Mike says:
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    10 TM somewhat shallow league, somebody dropped Cain, I’m obviously picking him up right? Just need Grey’s blessing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  95. Rags says:
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    NL-only, OBP. Need offense with Weeks, Chavez and CarGo hitting the DL. Was offered Choo @ 30 and Uggla @ 16 for Allen Craig @ 13. Is that worth it? Would you rather offer Craig @13 (only keepable for one more year) or Rendon @ 10 for two years (and then signable for more years at a higher price).

    We’re going for the money this year. Is the offensive bonus of Craig over Rendon better than the extra year of Rendon at a slightly lower price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig….

      • Rags says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, is that give craig, or keep craig. thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep Craig

  96. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Damn, games started early. I missed shituational saves!! Besilie, cook, david robertson were my guys.. if theres any hope to still grab guys for today.

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      Belisle, whatever his stupid name is..

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: like you, is it prez, prezz, prezzi, prez +……you get it, I call you No class No cal

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: you just never know how im comin. I might do it southern fried or i might do it round the outside!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Round the outside, round the outside, round the outside

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @HandOfGaudin: I won’t sleep well for a while

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @HandOfGaudin: grabbed Belisle this morning, no not like that sicko, but grabbed him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I missed them too then…

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: didnt realize games started so early.. Monday is my day off, yall! I’ll try to be on my game next time!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I dropped Cook two days ago… He’s about to get his 2nd win in the last two days… Prezzi tell me it’s gonna be okay…

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            Oh wow, cook is in line for the win! Even better! It will be okay grey.. you just have to roll with SS for the rest of the week.. no, you nazis, im talking about Shitiational Saves!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I need you to tell me who to grab then!

              • HandOfGaudin says:
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                @Grey: hawkins pitched in the last 3 of 4? Maybe it gives double A’s a couple days to close in their “commitee”. Also mariano has throw 81 pitches over the last 5 days and has been awful. Robertson could see the next few. But prolly only one tonight since it is Mo. These are pretty farfetched tho. We will see who goes tonight and ill fill you in on the goodies!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, could see Aardsma going tomorrow if Hawkins goes tonight…

                  • HandOfGaudin says:
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                    @Grey: naw think aardsma is going tonight if a chance comes up. Thought that was suppose to be a commitee. Then hawkins runs away with it… And whats BS is, i got to it first in the rcl and grabbed aarrunsma. Someone got there late and grabbed hawkins…. Cant remember wat we settled on for that move? Somethin spitey? Spitey senses? Sounds cool.. doode must have had spitey senses cuz it sure worked out great for him.

                    You know my closer sitch is stellar when im complaining about missing out on latroy friggin hawkins! Geez..

                    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                      @HandOfGaudin: I never thought it was going to be Aadrasma

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      I did… They are both terrible tho.. you want the fresh terd or the dried up white terd?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Any terd better than no terd

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Revenge Pluck… Yeah, I hear ya… I grabbed Hawkins first so glad it’s worked out (so far)… Let’s not kid ourselves, he will be garbage at some point soon… Maybe tonight!

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      Revenge pluck, there ya go! Yes, hawkins will be back to hot garbage sooner rather than later. But in the meantime, SAGNOF! And ill just twittle my thumbs til some shmuck like cishek goes down..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What closers do you have right now?

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      Ha…. Farq is all i have. Yeah its that bad. Bout 30 saves in the rcl. i should be dead last but suprisingly, there is a guy with only like 18.. still in 2nd overall! Imagine if i had some friggin closers.. imagine it grey!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m imagining it… Where were you all those closer changes for the first 4 months?

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      i missed on a lot man.. Had brothers, dropped and missed him next time. Missed mujica… Had muppetman, dropped after injury, some douche grabbed him off waivers and stashed him. Its been bad, and i fucked up by not drafting closers early on draft day. And of course im too stubborn to trade for saves so that didnt happen.. first baseball rcl, wasnt quite prepared for the closerpacalypse..

                      Next year, im the guy with 10 closers on his roster that everyone hates. :D

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… I hear ya… I had Holland…Now have Ziegler, Hawkins, Holland, Melancon and Brothers… I went from some weeks with one or two saves to last week with 11…

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      Very nice… Im jealous.. i had bell for a while then dropped him when putz was coming back and never even got to ziegler. Melancon was owned for ratio help already when grilli went down. Im still trying for saves but at this point its prolly a lost cause. P.S. might want to grab cecil after janssens little vomit soup.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Go for it with Cecil, can’t hurt (too much)

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      Hes got some cool glasses… Worth a shot for tomorrow cuz janssen threw alot of pitches. When you’re desperate, you’re desperate.

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        UGHHH and its doolittle warming up, not cook.

        *kicks bucket*

  97. Penguin says:
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    Would you rather keep Adam Jones or Justin Upton? 12-team, 5 keepers, current definite keepers are Goldschmidt, Kemp, Braun, either Jones/Upton, and David Wright. Working on trading either Jones/Upton for top end draft picks and Wright since I’m out of it for this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  98. Howie Met Your Mother says:
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    @Grey

    Didn’t see a response earlier. Fowler or Willingham the rest of a way in a 7 x 7 H2h league that also includes extra base hits and OBP as additional categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  99. Smitty says:
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    Three questions:

    1. Would you trade L Martin straight up for Cespedas in a 14 tm redraft? E young is available that I could pick up for steals

    2. Martin Perez, Sonny Gray, Zach Wheeler, which two for ROS? Keeper Roto league where I need K’s

    3. Would you drop Cole, Wheeler, Medlen, or Beachy for Martin Perez in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Perez, Gray 3. Wheeler

  100. EK says:
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    Straily dealing… do you like him or Griffin at home vs CLE or is that a toss-up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up…Griffin

  101. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    the K-zar of Cleveland on the hill tonight, I’m having a K party!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so… I need him badly to get me 8+ Ks and not kill me anywhere…

  102. Spike Owen says:
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    Need some waiver wire offense. Here’s how I rank these guys – yes/no?

    Justin Smoak
    Brandon Belt
    Avisail Garcia
    Justin Maxwell
    Oswaldo Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia, Smoak

  103. Jaelen Rosen says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman for Heyward. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  104. Jaelen Rosen says:
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    Cano, Machado for Cespedes, Kipnis? Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  105. EK says:
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    Drop Napoli for any of these C’s for H2H pts?
    Perez
    Ruiz
    Ramos
    Gomes

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @EK: no.

  106. JFK says:
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    Tough matchup against the 1st place team this week – I’ve been holding onto Bogaerts as this is a keeper league, but wondering if I’m better off dropping him for a backup bat w/JUp DTD w/a hamstring cramp (anything hammy-related has me nervous)…drop Bogaerts for any of these guys? BJ, Reddick, Gattis, Markakis, Venable.
    Need help across-the-board, but most in HRs and RBIs.

    Also, currently holding five RPs where I only have four eligible slots…closers are gold in our league, but my rotation’s not very strong and I’ve been struggling w/K’s and ERA.
    Unclear as to whether Betancourt will take the 9th back when he returns, but thinking Hawkins may hold on ROS w/the Mets having nothing to play for; would you drop either for any of these guys for K’s or ERA help? Porcello, Doubront, Medlen, Alex Wood, Oberholtzer, Cecil, Hunter.

    C – Lucroy/1B – Freeman/2B – Carpenter/3B – Machado/SS – Miller/OFs – Gomez, Myers, Stanton/Utility – JUp/Bench – Bogaerts
    SPs – Felix, Iwakuma, Fister, Masterson, Beachy, Lackey
    RPs – Johnson, Reed, Brothers, Farquhar, Hawkins
    DL – Crain

    Thanks for the laughs and wisdom!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If your league is shallow enough for Upton to be available, you don’t need to stash Bogaerts… Gattis… Those SPs are matchups at this point… I’d lose Betancourt first

      • JFK says:
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        @Grey:

        Sounds good.
        I actually have Brothers, but trying to figure out what happens when Betancourt returns – so, you think Brothers holds onto the 9th?
        Johnson, Reed, Farquhar, Brothers, Hawkins the way you’d rank ‘em?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, Betancourt will get it back eventually, but it’s not worth waiting for him with those options… That ranking looks fine

          • JFK says:
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            @Grey:

            Got it – thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  107. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Great start to the week thanks to Casey Janssen…ahhhh!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: @Grey: Jesus – you can say that again. Even worse when you’re relievers-only *scours wire for starters to stream*

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: i’m guessing if he does this crap for a third time in a row we should start looking at cecil and/or santos. santos has been great over 8 or so innings, i’m guessing they move him back to set up soon anyway.

  108. the tone ranger says:
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    which side
    masterson/seager or maxscherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  109. Jason Katnip says:
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    Should I drop EyJr or Mclouth for Avisail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  110. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    Andrew Lambo called up and Justin Smoak is still smoldering on waivers. Anybody I should drop to pick them up? I’m thinking Medlen, but as long as he keeps starting I think I need to keep him.

    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    C: Wilson Ramos
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Brian Dozier
    SS: Nick Franklin
    3B: Evan Longoria
    OF: Mike Trout, Alex Rios, Will Myers
    UTL: Starling Marte, Yasiel Puig
    BN: Dominic Brown

    SP: Jered Weaver, Madison Bumgarner, Mat Latos, Matt Harvey, Mike Minor, Kris Medlen, Patrick Corbin, Tony Cingrani, Alex Wood
    RP: Edward Mujica, Steve Cishek, Joaquin Benoit
    DL: Johnny Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You nowhere to play them either way

  111. slew says:
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    M. Perez or Vargas in a 14 team Keeper?
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  112. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    you said this is the aybar blurb … ” Pad your stats enough and I’ll start calling you Aybra.”

    prompting me to suggest a new glossary term
    for owners who blubber over their poor stats and player performances :
    i call them ==> Ishmaels

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      * in* the aybar blurb .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  113. Gareth says:
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    I hear ya on Felix. I went against your advice of not drafting pitching early after I saw the big Four – Verlander, Kershaw (1st round) and Strasburg, Price (2nd round) go pretty early in a 10 team ROTO.

    My weakness has always been pitching, and seeing Aces go at a premium, I decided not to get behind the 8 ball before the season even started.

    I ended up taking Felix in the fourth round. The 2 previous picks had been CC Sabathia and Starlin Castro.

    Actually looking back at the drafts you make at the beginning of the season is interesting. There are some picks where you scratch your head now and go “What was I thinking!”, while other picks you go “Oh my God, what a steal!”

    Some of my head scratchers:

    Stanton (ROUND 1)

    Aramis (ROUND 8)

    Weeks (ROUND 9)

    Swisher (ROUND 15)

    Haren (ROUND 16)

    Some Steals:

    Adam Jones (ROUND 5)

    Goldy (ROUND 6)

    Choo (ROUND 13)

    Utley (ROUND 14)

    Gardner (ROUND 19)

    Cuddyer (ROUND 22)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not head scratchers… All make sense they just didn’t play like you thought they would

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: True. Some picks were based on need too. Aramis and Weeks were taken back to back because 2B and 3B got thin in a hurry, and they were the perceived best options left.

        Its crazy how a CY Young Caliber pitcher like Felix was so under the radar for 2013. I think there was an injury concern that may have put some owners off. If I remember correctly, him and Grienke had some ailments around draft time that may have contributed to a discount.

        Guys like Hamels, Cain, Lee, Sabathia were consistently going before them in drafts…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think people also discount Felix way too much because he doesn’t get as many wins…

          • Gareth says:
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            @Grey: Which is silly. Because chasing wins is like herding cats.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

          • Gareth says:
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            @Grey: Look at the 2012 / 2013 contrast with Cliff Lee for example.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Gareth: that lee example really is the best example, as a bunch of people thought the PHI were going to be really good that year and get a LOT of wins.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: aramis and beltre had very similar stats last 3-4 years, and neither was really injured in that period either. I grabbed aramis thinking his average and homers would be only slightly lower than beltre’s, but like 3 rounds later. But, like Grey said, “Dude got old, fast” (lady you got real ugly)

  114. poop says:
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    Would you rather use a ww claim on T.Wood or Cashner at this point? I just picked up J.Turner, De la Rosa, and J.Gray on ww with the former 2 having 2 starts next week but they are expendable for wood or cashner. Cashner gets 2 starts @ home next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  115. Long Bawls says:
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    Jesus. Houston so green as a team they’re sending C. Lo to the mound.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • Gareth says:
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      @Long Bawls: I think you’re crazy.

  116. Gareth says:
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    I actually saw felix at an Indians game a few years back. I got there early and was in the stands waiting for some batting practice balls to come my way. I spot him as he casually stroll through center field with a few teammates.

    So I start inanely chanting his name “Felix, Felix, Felix” and he looks at me like I’m a Turd he’s just discovered on his shoe that he needs to wipe off.

    The King Indeed………..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  117. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    1 Hit, 1 walk, 1 ER and 15ks for Yu…..yea I guess my trade for him today was a good move towards winning the league. With that said, Ill still miss you Bogarts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, insane

  118. Nightpandas says:
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    Any Chicago folks out there? I am here for the first time looking for a good spot to eat before heading to the cubs reds game tonight. Psyched….then sox tigers tomorrow with Mad Max….

  119. Jason Katnip says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I start Cole Hamels @ Atlanta tonight? Casey Janssen just shit on my ratios so I kinda need to make some moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  120. Gareth says:
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    Love this Article on Danny Salazar. Great company of Fireballers from Indians History.

    http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2013/08/indians_rookie_danny_salazar_j.html

    I admit I was too chicken to pick him up for his plum two start week. If he played for someone other than my team, I think I would have added him.

    It just feels like a double Whammy if the team you follow gets crushed as well as your rookie fantasy pitcher.

    Would you class that as Roofying yourself?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not, I’m running him out there tonight

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Good Luck!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  121. Tom C says:
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    Drop any of the SPs for Martin Perez…
    Turner, Leake, Beachy, Cobb, AJ Griffin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them really… Leake

  122. hotdamn says:
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    Jimmy Rollins or JJ Hardy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hardy

  123. mraccoe says:
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    Just noticed that Erasmo made a relief appearance last Friday? I can’t find any news about him no longer being in the rotation. Worth holding onto at this point?

    • mraccoe says:
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      @mraccoe:

      Nevermind, just noticed that he’s starting tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was bumped from the rotation for one turn, he’s back in now, but can be dropped if there’s better options

  124. EK says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts based on projected matchu-ups:

    Porcello
    @ CWS, vs MIN, @ NYM, vs CLE, @ BOS, @ CWS, vs SEA, vs CWS, @ MIA

    Griffin
    vs CLE, vs SEA, @ DET, vs TB, vs HOU, @ MIN, vs LAA, vs MIN, @ SEA

    Haren
    vs SF, @ CHC, @ KC, vs NYM, @ MIA, @ NYM, vs ATL, vs MIA, @ ARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren, Griffin

  125. Negatto says:
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    Best SP option moving forward, pick 2, standard roto 12 team

    Cashner, Andrew
    Gray, Sonny
    Kennedy, Ian
    Perez, Martin
    Stults, Eric
    Turner, Jacob

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not just stream? Kennedy (at home), Cashner (at home), Perez

  126. Josh Freeman says:
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    Go with Burnett this week @StL or Lance Lynn @ Wrigley???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  127. Mike says:
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    Best stream option for tues:

    McAllister @Min
    Erasmo @TB
    Vargas @NYY
    Manship SD (@Coors)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…McAllister

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: every scrap of love for Erasmo is now gone?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been terrible, no reason to extend his leash with six weeks left…

  128. OaktownSteve says:
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    Profar has played 7 games in a row and 9 of the last 10. He hasn’t shown a real hot spell yet. For a guy considered the best prospect in baseball, he hasn’t shown any real flashes. Any chances he’s about to get warm and be an asset down the stretch? Hasn’t stolen a base yet. By reputation, you have to earn the right to go from Wash as a young player.

    Reddick was 0-20 coming into the Toronto series. Baseball is a funny game.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: You seeing anything in Reddick that might give us hope?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @SteveNZ:

        I was gone all weekend camping with the wife and kids. Haven’t seen the A’s play since Wednesday, back when he was still a pile of suck. Heard on the radio today that he’s been “putting in some time watching video.” Um, didn’t think of that when hitting sub-.200 for four months?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Ah, ok. Thanks. Maybe he finally twigged to the fact that he should be watching HITTING videos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar’s really bombed out, huh? I don’t see why he’d suddenly be worthwhile other than the fluky nature you mention with Reddick… Fluky’s not a reason to own him though… Member how I was frustrated with no vulture wins from Cook? I dropped him three days ago… Last two days — vulture wins.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Kind of crud drives me up the wall. Your RCL team is looking good. I like your chances still.

        I think the pedigree is reason to watch Profar but not to own. Regular playing time might help him figure it out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had a nice weekend… If Salazar pitches well tonight, I could be up to 79 points…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, could come down to Ks… Pretty impressive you’re doing it with on starter… Is that all you’ve had all year?

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Two – I’ve had Greinke and Price (autopicked when the draft app froze) all year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oops, I missed Price on your bench… Nice… Looks like my team… I made a push this weekend, and tightened up the ‘pert league…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hopefully J-Up’s resurrection isn’t just a flash in the pan, and a big binge of production from Prince would help no end…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hear ya… Hopefully, Salazar settles down…

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @SteveNZ: @SteveNZ:

              wow .
              schmohawks bob is only winning the saves category by 16 ?
              last year , wasn’t he 45 saves ahead of his nearest competitor ??
              must be slipping .

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: and for that,we thank you!

  129. ryanjoe13 says:
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    6×6 OPS re-draft league: Headley, Smoak, Yelich ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  130. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    My buddy just called and my vape pipe came in, probably going to get it tomorrow or thurs…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet, you gotta let me know how it is…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: I will post my review on the razz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Excellent…BTW, someone from the vape sites must see us linking to them so there’s been spam comments trying to get through about buying ecigs…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: the Razz is officially part of the movement, I also got some new flavors, one was a blueberry/rasberry but had a little tartness to it, very nice, not fake tasting at all, it’s kinda like a blue rasberry icee. The others is from Flavorz by Joe:
            1) Brown Sugar, Peaches and Pears
            2) Grape Fez
            3) Strawberry Banana Smoothies

            All super delicious, they also have one called Papa Smurf and Trixies which were also very good. *Note* I have been dripping and that really makes a difference in flavors, wick tanks and cartos will change the intensity of the flavors

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1 and 2 sound great… 1 actually sounds delicious… I haven’t got a new flavor in about a month, starting to grow bored of my pink starburst and sour pucker…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: I didn’t think strawberry banana was going to be good but it really is, 1 is a wow juice and two is done really well

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I had a strawberry (finished this weekend) that I really liked, don’t remember who it was by, but I know where I got it (Vapor Spot)… I’ve had banana in the past and liked it, Ripe Banana it was called… Was very strong in banana flavor… Always seems like banana is a lot better in artificial flavor than in reality…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: most of the banana flavors taste nutty to me, like frangelico. It’s really friggin good, damn, now I’m hungry for banana pudding

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not a fan of the liqueur flavors, but I don’t like liqueur in my desserts either

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: maybe you misunderstood me, the one I have doesn’t taste nutty nor like frangelico. I was saying many of the banana flavors I have had taste nutty, like frangelico.

                    No bananas foster for Grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah…Yes, agreed… Don’t like that… No Baked Alaska for me…

  131. Lestah at nyy and v tor during my playoffs. Can i lose him for lambone? In a qs league, I dont think i can trot Lestah out there for either of those two matchups huh?

  132. ryanjoe13 says:
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    One more… Redraft League. Got a 1st round playoff bye, so I won’t be playing again until August 26th. Dropped Kluber to grab Salazar. Should I drop Zack Wheeler for different SP option? Gray, Ross, Cashner, or Kelly? (Perez taken)

    Thanks for the help this year Grey. Time to get em in the playoffs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, just hold Wheeler for right now… No problem…

  133. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Who is this Lambo guy? Pirates just called him up.. 31 jacks this year? Yes please… Although, with a name like Lambo, you would think he’d be pretty fast.. should i take a flier on him for cheap power in the rcl? I would go see what scott has to say but hes always so mean to you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! He has a lot of power, worth a flyer for HRs… Not sure how the Pirates will use him…

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Grey: and PNC isnt exactly Coors. But they wouldnt call him up to ride the pine.. orr would they? No, they wouldnt! Says hes corner outfields and 1B. I meannnn, if they want to roll snider out there every night, thats their mistake. But im takin a shot at him and we will see. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… I think he is worth the flyer, so I’m with you…

  134. hotdamn says:
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    alex wood or ian kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy (at home)

  135. Yu should never be allowed to pitch vs the Astros. Its grossly unsporting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s like a confluence of everything right in the world for Yu owners

  136. OaktownSteve says:
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    Lambo is like an action figure of an old time gap tooth football coach in a trimmed overcoat wearing a red bandana around his head and wielding a couple of machine guns.

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: lambo is vince lombardi? Hmm…

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @OaktownSteve: it makes sense dude…. It makes sense….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… “Is the grass in the outfield moving?” “No, Lambo’s in cammo.”

  137. Gareth says:
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    PICK AN A:

    Asdrubal, Aybar, Alcides going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Ok. I feel good dropping Asdrubal now.

        I have Asdrubal and both those other guys are the wire. Speed is my main issue Offensively. Some dude in my league picked up Dozier over those 2. Was I asleep at the wheel by missing out on Dozier?

        I was torn between dropping Cabrera or Street for Villar. Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, and no you won’t regret Dozier…

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Gareth: Asshat!

  138. Gareth says:
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    Dammit. I refrained from adding Villar this week in my weekly league because of concern about his hand injury and missed time.

    I am in DESPERATE Need of steals.

    Monday comes and hes good to go, and promptly steals his 11th base against YU freakin Darvish. He also gets the chance to run wild against the Awful Angels Battery later this week.

    Argggh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s running wild so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  139. goodfold2 says:
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    1. per yesterday mesoraco is still better than ruiz/castillo, but is he still better than ellis, who was dropped a few days back by the guy who stole sonny gray from me.
    2. i see you like flores better than most other guys at 3rd/util. Wallace is back to K’ing all day long, 8 K’s in his last 13 plate appearances. no hits in 4 days. 1 walk. But dude still has a homer in every 14.55 at bats since being recalled. Don’t want to throw him away just yet. i do need RBI’s pretty bad. These are the droppable people for Flores.
    gyorko (is in coors for a few days so i’ll hold him for at least a few days, plus he finally hit a double and a few homers and sort of cut the K’s out a little)
    dj lemehieu
    aramis (hoping he actually gets rbi’s if not homers when he returns (I already have him off DL so as to stash pitchers))
    bogaerts or miller, but these 2 seem crazy. I have room for bogaerts if he hits like he might when he gets up.

    3. talking to beachy/cingrani/gorzelanny/nova owner about trading my perkins or rivera for his beachy. we have till the 18th to make the trade so I’m waiting to see beachy look good one more time this week, and he’s looking to see rivera or perkins not look terrible at least once or twice. He’d rather move Cingrani. I should avoid that, right, as he could lose that job right around playoff time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. DJ 3. Yes, avoid Cingrani

  140. Deuces Wild says:
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    Bautista/Garza or Waino/Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waino

      • Deuces Wild says:
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        @Grey: Would I be better off targeting Cespedes or Kemp in that trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cespedes

          • Deuces Wild says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  141. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    WTF would todd frazier bat 2nd! does I think dusty is just a perverse ego head who likes when people call him crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  142. Wake Up says:
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    Here’s a recap of my day:

    Extra spicy Bloody Marys for lunch turned into…this older woman walking off with this guy’s money that was on the bar…the woman runs outside…the guy follows…we all follow…the woman’s sole falls off of one of her shoes…she trips and falls…while getting up, she says, “Stop I’m sole-less!”…guy looks back at everyone…turns around and starts laughing…we all laugh…I say, “Let’s just go back in…this round’s on me”…I go to the bathroom…leave without paying my tab…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: damn that’s almost a Bukowski story.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Wake Up: almost sneezed sprite outta my nose right there…

  143. royce! says:
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    Because my pitching has been less than reliable lately, I want to stash Halladay for possible use in the playoffs. I will have to drop Ludwick or Bogaerts. I’m not playing either, but stashing each for Sept potential. My current SS is Villar. OFs are McCutchen, Ajax, Heyward, Cespedes, and Yelich, the latter is in the UTIL spot. I’m in first so am looking to putting together the best team for playoffs starting Sept. 9. The league counts 5×5 plus XBH and OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts is the drop

  144. Gareth says:
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    Dozier just punished you for dissing him………………

  145. Gareth says:
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    I had to laugh when Dozier hit that lead off home run against Salazar.

    Sadly:

    The guy in first place ahead of me got a gift waiver wire home run.

    The Indians and Salazar may be in for a long night.

    I miss Corey Kluber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he straightens himself out… Not like the Twins are very good…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Its the Indians though. They make Pitchers they’ve never faced before (and especially Lefties) Look like a CY Young caliber starter.

        I wish they could swaps their Albers for the night for our Shmo in the bullpen.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: i thought Kluber was a AAA lifer. Salazar is appearing to be a homer machine. 2 in 2 innings at Hubert H. Homerfree?

      • Gareth says:
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        @goodfold2: Target Field. HHH Metrodome was the old one.

      • Gareth says:
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        @goodfold2: I really enjoyed Kluber’s unlikely rise and was rooting for the guy. That’s what I miss.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Gareth: as did so many around here. He’s Dl’ed in 3 leagues for me.

  146. Spyre says:
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    wheeler or doubront?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront

  147. Bob says:
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    In a 6×6 (add QS and OPS) league would you send tim lincecum for joe Mauer? Stacked at pitcher and my CI is headley who he would replace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Fish says:
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    Is it me or does Kzar have a bit of a problem with the long ball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He did today… He didn’t look great today, all around…

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: Wind was blowing out at nearly 20 MPH at start of the game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the heads up!

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Shoop Da Whoop:

          Grey in the round up: “the wind was blowin, yall!”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  149. goodfold2 says:
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    dj lemehieu right as i’m about to maybe drop him homers for the 2nd time ever. We’ll wait till he leaves coors for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. SteveNZ says:
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    14 team H2H, OBP and AVG counts. I have Castro. Can I drop Sal Perez?

    ROS rater still likes Perez better by a couple of dollars.

    Gattis and JP on the wire too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Perez

  151. herschel says:
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    whats with the early hook on k-zar? he didnt look great, but it was still only 3-0 and he was at 70 pitches. at least let him try and go 5, no? is he going to get handled like this the rest of the season (low pitch counts, etc)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They were protecting him (and us), he didn’t look good tonight

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        I wasn’t sorry to see him get pulled.Now I’ve gotta drop him ,stream a couple guys and try to pick him up again vs KC.I think this start should keep anyone in my league from grabbing him.

        Geez I’,m a greedy SOB,up like 25 games in a H2H and all but guaranteed a 1st week bye,but I can’t help myself.

        I’m glad I’m scared of needles.LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  152. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes. Robertson on for the save?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Dude could do with a double play.

  153. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    richards isn’t looking too bad at NYY. Should be a good stream later in week vs HOU.

  154. Nepalese boxscorer #2 says:
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    Looks like I’ve got a major Cleveland Streamer in the works tonight… Salazar @ MIN and Fister @ CWS and looked so good on paper. SON liked Salazar ($14.1) but I didn’t heed his advice on Fister (just $6.1).

    Is either one worth holding onto for starts @OAK (Salazar) and vs. KC, (Fister) if I need Wins and QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold them both

  155. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: H2h pts league Drop kyle Gibson for Andrew Albers? He went 8.1 inning 4 hits vs the red hot royals in his first start and is handling the Indians through 6 so far – Still 0 ER in 2 starts- thoughts ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  156. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 1 hit through 6 innings ……………. UGH so temped to pull

  157. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus effing Christ. Janssen and now Robertson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Jaysus.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @SteveNZ: now like a redneck GEEEEZUS

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @SteveNZ: he got the save. Still no good?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @HandOfGaudin: that wasn’t his earned run, dude.

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: im sayin, he got the save, steve should be happy. — steve is not always happy –

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @SteveNZ: That Hamilton double off Robertson was a semi-ridiculous bloop. A-Rod waved vaguely at it, and it was perfectly, if oddly placed (like a ____ in A-Rod’s ____). Robertson has has pretty bad luck in save situations; the hits that have come against him have been lucky. Either he’ll revert and be as good a closer as a setup guy, or that he’s got some voodoo working against him.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Long Bawls: last year i had him all year, and one of those save opps was completely his fault as he walked like 3 guys. But he should be a top 12 closer next year, if he keeps the walks down.

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, I remember that one, though in my traumatized memory he walked like 8 guys. Don’t underestimate the Yankees’ ability to offer $34 million for 3 years of Kevin Gregg, though.

  158. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    My K-Zar K party got ruined by the mighty Twins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…Hopefully better in O/co next time out

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: words that have never been written before.

  159. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    albers is getting very lucky with babip, a lot of fly balls (few groundouts) almost no K’s, only 1 hit.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Getting lucky, only one hit? Sounds like Eagle-Eye Cherry for about 3 weeks in 1999.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  160. Comma says:
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    ug Salazar. Shoulda held onto Wood. On the bright side, I’ve got an open spot to stream…..Chen tomorrow.

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Comma: Just be prepared for the regression fairies to win a landmark Supreme Court case vs. your team ERA. It’s vs. MIA and the Royals have been good, but Chen is 36 and is probably pitching way over his head.

      • Comma says:
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        @Long Bawls: Well I also have Stanton (the most overrated Razzball fav) on my team so if he goes long on Chen, whateva.

        • Long Bawls says:
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          @Comma: That’s a recipe for head exploding–my hitter vs. my pitcher. Anyway, I hope Chen continues his hot streak and doesn’t revert to his doggish ways…

          • Comma says:
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            @Long Bawls: I think it’s a pretty safe one. I was tempted to play him last time out vs the Red Sox and he was fantastic, so don’t worry.

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Comma: damnnnn he dropped the overrated on stanton.. ouch… You do realize he plays for MIA in the grand canyon right? Cust….

          • Comma says:
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            @HandOfGaudin: my league does not normalize for playing on teams that suck; it only uses the stats found in the boxscore. So yeah, Stanton sucks balls in my league.

            • HandOfGaudin says:
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              @Comma: haha! Nice… he hasnt exactly set the world on fire, no. But one hot streak and he’ll carry you on his back. Even with that AAA team.

  161. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    oh baby, hill is heating up yet again. doubles and homers abound.

    • Comma says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: and i’m still holding onto Zobrist when I shoulda held onto Hill (shakes fist at Razzball)…..

  162. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1 out away from seeing if perkins can keep his shit together

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: unless cody f’ing allen can allow at least 3 guys on base after getting 2 outs, damn bum.

  163. Long Bawls says:
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    You think they introduce Miley as Wade Kilometrique when he pitches in Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  164. Jason says:
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    Grey. are we supposed to be picking up Albers now? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, sure

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Jason: no. Welcome!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: i am in 16 teamer, and i’m not even waiting till after 1 am (bye bye capuano’s great stream for tomorrow, that i picked up early today, i could wait till midnight, but that was a complete game shutout, even twits who only watch espn notice those) He won’t be around in 3 hours.

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 16 teamer, definitely worth a flier. But theyll figure him out sooner rather than later and ill get burned. Like always.. im not buying quite yet.

  165. Hondo says:
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    Erasmo @TB or Shark vs Cin(SON has Shark at $14.1,must be drinking) tomorrow?Would require dropping Salazar,who I can probably snatch back up.
    For some reason I was thinking Salazar was vs KC next,not @ OAK.

    With Hamels already balancing his #’s out tonight,I could just hold and avoid the aggravation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OAK is still fine… I’d go with neither of those pitchers tomorrow in most leagues…

  166. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Hommy Tanson to AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s really fallen off the map

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate:2 things that should’ve been done if the angels wanted to compete this year, actually 3
      1.never sign hamilton
      2. pujols gets his foot fixed back in march or earlier, not waiting till season’s already over, and playing like shit for a long time due to pain
      3.hanson either not signed, or AAA a LONG time ago.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Hanson was traded to them for Walden, and to be successful they should of never traded Segura for Greinke last year. Didn’t seem like a good deal at the time and now looks real bad. I agree with 1 and 2

  167. Comma says:
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    Werth or Stanton ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  168. AJ says:
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    Nice game from Andrew Albers today against the Tribe..who you liking better him, Martin Perez or Salazar? I currently have Salazar but i could possibly squeeze in all 3 on my roster by dropping Bogaerts and Joe KellyThanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All three if you can squeeze it… Perez, Salazar, Albers… That order

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Nice thanks..any reason Salazar only pitched 4 innings that you know of? Pitch limit?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @AJ: 76 pitches, but he walked three guys in the previous inning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just didn’t have his best stuff

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: apparently dude also is coming off TJ. didn’t know that. so they will limit innings when it looks useful, like when you’re already losing by 3 and having given up 2 homers and 3 walks (those last in 1 previous inning)

  169. Matt P says:
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    16 team dynasty league, h2h points – for my util spot, I can’t get myself to drop Ruf but Smoak, Flores and Lagares are available, your beautiful keystrokes might get me to do it though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Flores

  170. Jason Katnip says:
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    Grossman
    Venable
    Reddick for 5th OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable

  171. SteveNZ says:
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    Wow. Bonus save in the ol’ H2H from Hochevar there. Comes on the back of Robertson’s too…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oops. Not a save at all. Score was showing as 5-2 in FantasyCast, which has been playing up all day.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, was wondering why Holland didn’t come in… ESPN’s been acting screwy all day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  172. goodfold2 says:
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    goldy and upton killing me today. 5 K’s between them, at least goldy’s are swinging every time, both upton’s are looking, last one right down the middle. In Goldy’s case it’s pretty sick that it’s scott feldman for god’s sake.

  173. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Salazar threw first pitch strikes to 14 of his 18 batters faced, and had 13 swinging strikes in 71 pitches. That’s nutty. He was victimized by a wind that was blowing out at nearly 20 MPH at the start of the game. Good news for his next start is that he’ll be fresh, having thrown so few pitches today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping so

  174. nightpandas says:
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    Took in my first cubs game today….

    Aroldis was awesome, good pitching duel between Latos and Travis Wood. Wood particularly impressive at keeping balls in the infield (other than the Phillips homer). Great atmosphere despite the crappy team….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome! Love to get out there one day… You ever find a place to eat at?

  175. AJ says:
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    Would you put Alex Wood ahead of Andrew Albers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups

  176. Lubey says:
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    ROS

    Drew or Franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drew

  177. SteveNZ says:
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    Can these Dodger clowns score some runs for Nolasco maybe?

    • AJ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Here we go!!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Now we’re talking.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @SteveNZ: right now they’re calling all of those earned, nope.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @goodfold2: Don’t care if they’re earned or not. As long as the he holds the lead and Kenley gets a save opp.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You got the magic touch!

  178. mike b says:
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    Dear Mustached One,

    10 team, 10 keeper league, 30 roster spots; would you rather keep kris medlen in the 18th round or beachy in the 21st? QS k era whip are the relevant SP categories. Leaning heavily towards beachy. I know you are not his biggest fan, but I wanted to gauge your level of distaste for the TJ recoveree.

    Sincerely,
    Happy with 2nd place and loaded, both tonight, and for next year’s roster

    • Grey

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      Ha! Beachy

      • mike b says:
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        @Grey: much obliged, sir! Bet you didn’t think you’d be giving a beachy endorsement before September, albeit for ’14 ha….keep up the good work, always a great read!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  179. SteveNZ says:
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    And now Hunter blows a Hold. FFS.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And it’s getting worse. For fuck’s sake. Four earned from Janssen and now two earned from Hunter and neither of those pricks could get more than two outs.

  180. goodfold2 says:
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    how nice, miley goes from loss to win. does nothing to warrant it, but that’s the enlightenment of our current fantasy times. Good luck to Hunter owners. I know the feeling, it’s the guy you almost forget to see coming, like Smyly.

  181. SteveNZ says:
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    Turning to shit in every direction.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping Ziegler can get another save opp

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Here we go…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Could do with a double play about now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll take the vulture win!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Bollocks. Maybe a vulture win instead, but the save would actually have been better for me in the RCL…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: With Goldy walking it off, obviously.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Damn! Eaton beat him to it.

  182. costaricanchata says:
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    # 43
    haha

  183. goodfold2 says:
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    was NOT a good day to bench fowler and arenado to let rasmus and rizzo in. I forgot about the COL massive inning shitstorm. nor a good idea to forget that rasmus played early (but was out today). good thing it’s just my orphan roto league team where i’m already in 14th out of 15.
    1. in this same league, i have the worst pitching ever but one of the best offenses ever. Strasburg owner is looking to dump him off, as he’s already 356 innings over projection and wants 2b/MI spots. should i trade him seager and rizzo (this dude is also using lind at 1b eck) for strasburg and h.kendrick so i’ll have a decent 2b when kendrick comes back? I play Rizzo everyday, but it benches arenado every day, i could put arenado in at CI after doing this.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, you take Strasburg there.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this same opp also is just plain weak at 1st and CI with lind and ruf. I could also first attempt to give him seager and arenado for his kendrick/strasburg.

  184. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Christ Davis just hit his 438th HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  185. SteveNZ says:
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    Do you start Chen in a 10-teamer tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t go near him…

  186. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    I see Wieters hit a HR tonight…it’s like he does just enough, but it’s really not enough.

    • Grey

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      Exactly

  187. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    So is this a 6 out save or did I just lose my closer?

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Maybe it’s a 5 out save, nvm

  188. Gray says:
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    Venable
    or Arenado for utility?

    Ziegler shitting on me but it was Au Shizz’s fault for bobbling the ball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  189. Gray says:
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    Ziegler vultures another win

    • Grey

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      Yes!

  190. goodfold2 says:
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    GYORKO’s back. double and homer today. fairly recently also had 2 other homers and a double yesterday.

  191. Dani says:
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    Would you roll with the Shark at home vs. Reds tomorrow in a 12 teamer?

  192. Dani says:
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    Would you roll with the Shark at home vs. Reds in a 12 teamer?

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