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You don’t have to only listen to Brewers games on the radio to be excited about Khris Davis.  You also don’t have to only be excited about owning him for the possibility of verbally swindling another owner.  “No, you verbally agreed to trade me Kershaw for Khris Davis.  I don’t care if you thought it was that other guy.  Besides, this Khris Davis has more homers very, very recently.”  Same name chicanery is as old as the Bible.  In 25 AD, a guy by the name of Jesus Krist showed up drunk to his job, soaking wet, and got a bye when he said he was practicing walking on water.  Many years later, the Roman empire invaded Britain because of a prank call by Klaudius Seesir.  For three years, Tori Spelling thought she married the guy from The Practice, only recently finding out it wasn’t Dylan McDermott but Dean McDermott, so you see this is nothing new.  Neither is Khris Davis’s power.  In the minors, he averaged a homer just about every fifth game, a practice he’s maintaining in the majors (makes him around a 30-homer guy).  He now has four homers in the last nine games, and, while he’s hitting, I’d absolutely grab him for power in all leagues.  Don’t let his name stop you.  Yes, Chris with a K looks like a girl’s name, but it’s not his fault his parents let Roger Clemens name him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Gomez – Said he’s feeling way better and aiming for a return next weekend.  If your first question after hearing he’s feeling much better is why is it taking him a week to return, I read your mind.  I read it often.  Sorry, didn’t mean to freak you out.  By the way, to answer your other question, no, you shouldn’t wear sweatpants all this week; just do your laundry.

Homer Bailey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Trying to time Bailey’s great starts vs. his blow ups is like being the guy from The Hurt Locker.  “Now do I cut the green wire first or start Bailey vs. the Brewers?”  Dah!!!

Jose Reyes – Sat Saturday (what’s up, Posdnuos?) and Sunday due to a knee flareup.  Usually I have a flareup on the shoulder.  On the side of the highway.  Cause my car is old.

Todd Redmond – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I streamed him yesterday.  Not so much because of the Stream-o-Nator, but because I need Ks, and that didn’t work out so great.  The SON does like his next start, and so do I (it’s vs. the Astros; what’s not to like?  Unless you’re the Astro fan, and not thinking you’re rooting for the Jetsons dog.)

Evan Longoria – 2-for-3 and a homer.  Only 8 more to go!

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks because I had Redmond going, I watched this game and Archer looked solid.  A few nice defensive plays, but nothing to take away from his effort.  Don’t love that he was recently complaining of forearm discomfort, so I’d still try to look elsewhere, but in deeper leagues where you have no choice, he’s worth starting again.

Travis d’Arnaud – 0-for-4 this weekend as he was called up to replace a John Buck baby call-up.  The captain of the Musketeers, d’Arnaud will be an interesting name to look at for next year, but, for this year, Buck will be back shortly unless he impregnated a manatee.

Will Venable – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week with four homers in the last ten days and he was in this past Friday’s Buy.  Don’t make me go back there!

Jason Heyward – Sat out yesterday after hitting two homers on Saturday.  Fredi, you go against the family when you rest players who are finally hot after taking the whole season to get there.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.96.  That’s in 149 IP, bee tee dubya.  That’s not in, say, sixty-plus innings with some thrown in middle relief.  Teheran is legitimately breaking out, hopefully not like Medlen legitimately broke out last year.

Brian Wilson – Was called up by the Dodgers for bullpen depth.  Los Angeles fans were extremely excited to see him, until they were told it’s not Forrest Gump on the tail end of his six month-long jog.

Andre Ethier – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer in the last four games.  Probably the odd man out when Kemp returns, but he could be a little short-term schmotato action.

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-3, 1 RBI and 2 steals, batting near-.300 in the last week and has the speed to rattle off a handful of steals in a week or two.  He’s no Jeter, but that’s because there’s nothing ‘nu’ regarding Jeter.

Alex Rodriguez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .319 since he’s returned (47 ABs).  Doing better than I expected but I should’ve known, he can shoot himself up with five kilotons of PEDs and it doesn’t matter.  He’s already suspended, after all.

Clay Buchholz – Will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.  It’ll be against Bobby Tipton, who is a three-time Wii simulated game champion.

Will Middlebrooks – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Has a hit in every game since he’s returned, hitting near-.450 in the last week and has even cut down on his strikeouts.  Not sure who the coach was that fixed his stance, but I’m gonna say it was Dwayne Murphy.   “Can’t talk.  I’m off to help a little kid win a giant plushie at a carnival in North Dakota.”  That’s Murph boarding an invisible airplane.

Darin Ruf – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  He’s this week’s Creeper by our fantasy football main muchacho, Sky.  By the by, go join a fantasy football league.  If you don’t, the Soviets will have won.

Carlos Ruiz – 4-for-4.  This is literally his first good game all year, and I literally hate when people use literally.  I’m literally going straight through three stop signs and literally going to kill someone if I don’t literally get my brakes fixed.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, as he performs well for all of the abandoned teams in your fantasy leagues.  Those owners in June, “Hamels has a 4.58 ERA and my team is done.”  You in August, “Could you move Hamels into your active lineup so you take some points away from the guy above me?”

Mike Trout – Left yesterday’s game with hamstring tightness, which confirms that fish have hamstrings, and throws a monkey wrench into pescatorian diets.

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th homer as he bats .230.  How high were the odds in the preseason that Hamilton would hit above .230?  250 to 1?  270 to 1?  Ironically, 230 to 1?

L.J. Hoes – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Now 11 for his last 21 and has two steals in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!  I grabbed Hoes in one league, after seeking permission from my Cougar.  I’m whipped, y’all!

Kevin Chapman – Got the save yesterday because Bo Porter is a pain in my ass.  I have Chia-Jen Lo for what?  To tell me he’s still Chia-J. Lo from the block no matter how many rocks he got?  What about two days ago when Bo Porter said it would be Lo or Josh Fields forever in the ninth inning?  Was that just to butter my biscuits?  I don’t need your cholesterol, Bo Porter!  So, once again, there’s no rhyme or reason to the Astros closing shituation.

Matt Dominguez – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Because Monday isn’t already your worst day, I’ll point out that Dominguez and Sandoval have been nearly identical for value, according to our Player Rater.

Bartolo Colon – Hit the DL with a strained left groin.  He has two groins!?  How isn’t this bigger news?  Or grosser news?

Krispie Young – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  This was his 2nd homer this week, and I’m watching him closely in a league where I need power, because I know how hot he can get for a few weeks at a time.  The Hitter-Tron also likes him, but Hitter-Tron likes trolling for girls with Johnny Five from Short Circuit, so there’s that.

Wade Miley – 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.56, which also opened for Oaktown’s 3.5.7.  Miley’s a solid, if unspectacular back-end of the fantasy rotation starter, which is to say I wish I owned him all year instead of Yovani Gallardo.

Adam Eaton – 4-for-7, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Takes a lot of work to get three singles and a double, have the two guys behind you go 1-for-13, play for 16 innings and not even attempt a steal.  You would think at some point the opportunity would’ve presented itself to steal a base.  I mention this because Eaton has zero steals this year, and may have the red light or lack the confidence to run.  Neither situation is good, though the latter is obviously just sad.

Aaron Hill – 4-for-7, 1 RBI, three homers in the last week and hitting near .425 in that time.  Finally, in that groove that makes sense for where you drafted him, unless you just draft alphabetically by first name.  How about that Andrew Albers!

Erasmo Ramirez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks in Arlington.  Mm-hmm.  I see.  Right when everyone’s dropped you, and you face a tough opponent, you decide to turn it on.  Not cool, Erasmo, not cool at all.

Craig Gentry – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th steal as he hit leadoff, because Ron Washington is like a fantasy manager with how much he changes his lineup.  I’d say it’s ADHD, but I think we know what it really is.

Chris Davis – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 499th homer.  See, that’s what the original does when you talk too much about this newfangled McDowell’s Big Mic Khris Davis.

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and the ever-delicious slam (25) and legs (11).  Hotdam Jones!

Brian Roberts – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs.  Member Bip Roberts?  He was really ahead of his time with sabermetrics.  I always want to call Brian Roberts, Burp Roberts.  Any the hoo!  Roberts is hitting near-.500 in the last week with no speed or power, but worth a look if you need a hot schmotato at middle infidel.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Has a hit in seven of his last 10 games while chipping in a homer and two steals.  Or as Blackmon would say, “Who you calling, Chip, motherf**ker!”

Jon Jay – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  It’s as American as Jon Jay, a hot schmotato and apple pie.  Everything in America ends with dessert, includes a starch and patriot name-dropping.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.66.  You’re having a prettttay, prettttay good season when I have to double check if a 7 IP, 1 ER game lowered or raised your ERA.  In related news, draft Beachy next year.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Recognizable Character Actor getting in Bumgarner’s face, “What is that crap you’re throwing against the Marlins?  Don’t you check out, don’t you dare.  We have just over five weeks left and I need you now.  Do you hear me?  Okay, have some water and let’s save humankind.”

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  He also has 18 steals.  If he doesn’t get three homers in the next week to balance with his steals, his OCD will incapacitate him and he’ll be counting blades of grass to make sure AT&T Park’s outfield is divisible by 18.

Gregor Blanco – 3-for-5, 2 runs, and six for thirteen in the weekend series vs. the Marlins.  Could be the next SAGNOF’er to get hot, definitely worth keeping a close eye on.  A close eye, not closed.  Open your eyes!

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-5, run, and finally came alive with his bat as he hits more than his weight in the last week, which is no small feat.  Though, Sandoval doesn’t know if they’re big or small.

Alexei Ramirez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Now has half of his season total for homers in the last ten days.  Yippee, half of four is two.  Random Italicized Voice, you don’t have to always be so glass is half empty.  He’s also hit in nine of the last ten games.  He’s only hitting .310 in that time.  That would’ve led the league in 1968.  I have to take your word for it that 1968 ever existed since I wasn’t born yet. 

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K vs. the Twins, lowering his ERA to 3.27.  I nearly streamed him for this start, and, honestly, seriously, reflective pause, I have no freakin’ idea why I didn’t.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 1 run, which makes it back-to-back 2-for-5 games after it looked like he was getting cold, which came after it looked like he would never get hot, which came after he was born.  There’s some time between those last two items.

Omar Infante – Left Saturday’s game with back stiffness and sat out Sunday.  Now, this is probably just a coincident, but are we sure John Buck’s wife didn’t give birth to an Infante?

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, moving his record to 18-1 and his ERA to 2.82.  I’d say he’s a lock for the Cy Young award, but I’m not giving up on my petition to change the award’s name to the Cy Scherzer.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 40th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said that if Scherzer and Miggy win the Cy Young and MVP, they would be the first pair to do so on the same team.  Elias also said they were really hungover from Saturday night and didn’t feel like looking it up, so they could be wrong.

Bruce Chen – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies refer to their spouse as their partner, they have friends that know Jodie Foster and they laugh at your pristine ERA.

Billy Butler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  After the homer, he touched one of his moobs and made a sizzling sound.

Miguel Tejada – Suspended for 105 games for testing positive for amphetamines.  Tejada said that he’s not going to challenge it, but, to be clear, he was in a teleporter and a frog accidentally snuck in there and, hence, the failed drug test.  When MLB explained to him he didn’t test positive for amphibian, he said, “Oh.”

546 Responses

  1. ferris says:
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    how’s my #1 nl-only waiver looking?

    can the dodgers trade for a-gone again?

  2. Kershawshank says:
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    Prettttay good.. Thanks.

    Hoes, Davis, Dickersob and Shuck all available in my league. Any over Willingham? Best long term potential of the group?

    • Kershawshank says:
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      @Kershawshank: meant Dickerson but the child in me imagines he’s crying over lack of playing time so I can keep calling him Dickersob..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kershawshank: Ha… Davis or Hoes, but depends on needs

  3. Terrence Mann says:
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    Like him or Love him, A-Roid has been the best stretch pick-up. Adjudication won’t happen til November. No dissasemble!

    • matt says:
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      @Terrence Mann: not really best but you can tell yourself that if you like yankees who are cheaters. Venable has been better by far stat wise

      • Bunny says:
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        @matt: Question: is having dopers on one’s team a question of right or wrong?

  4. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 20 team dynasty league. I’m looking to make a move that’ll help me win this year. Should I trade aoki franklin soler for cuddyer and brandon phillips? I think this gives me some consistency and a boost in power. What do you think?

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss nick franklin
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf evan longoria
    lf michael morse
    cf norichika aoki
    rf justin upton
    of carl crawford
    util shane victorino
    Bn jorge soler
    bn evan gattis
    bn jurickson profar
    Dl desmond jennings

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp cliff lee
    sp yu darvish
    sp daniel straily
    rp sean doolittle
    rp mat belisle
    rp Jose veras
    rp heath bell
    p mat thorton
    p chad gaudin
    p garret richards
    bn zack wheeler

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Ryan: Ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Sounds solid

  5. Jason says:
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    Nice one on the tehada joke. You went deep for that one.

    Also, your right on about the bartolo injury. One if the leagues best pitchers goes down and also the ace for the a’s and there’s very little analyst coverage. Maybe bartolo can sext someone about his busted left groin to get some attention.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Ha, thanks…

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Did somebody say frog?

  7. The Guru

    The Guru says:
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    The X-Man cometh! Xander Bogaerts getting the call up today. Why am I the only one dressed like Mystique?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @The Guru: at least you’re wearing pants, I’m rolling around in my underoos

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @The Guru:

      Woooooooooo!

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @The Guru: Stop! Xander Time!

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @The Guru: Awesome. So glad I dropped him last night at 1AM in my weekly waiver league after sitting on my bench for 4 weeks. Bonifacio better steal 37 bases this week.

  8. Harb says:
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    Middlebrooks or Gyorko for 3B help?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Harb: Gyorko has been heating up and Middie can go 1-20 this week with 22 K’s

  9. Chump Change says:
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    Xander or Brad Miller?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Chump Change: grab Xander but don’t drop Miller yet, I would want to see how they plan on playing everyone in beantown

      • fitz says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: Let’s hope it’s by benching Drew. He has cooled off after that mini hot streak.

        • fitz says:
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          @fitz: I also wonder how bad Napoli’s foot is and if Middlebrooks could see some time at 1B. Who knows, I just really hope Xander is in the lineup everyday and his defense isn’t overly detrimental to the team.

  10. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Hershiser and Kirk Gibson in 1988!

  11. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Thanks for chipping in a Coming to America reference, can I call you Chip Albright? If Kid A chip’s in his two cents on this one I will call him Chip A….screw it, I’m going to call him Chip A

  12. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I told you in March that Dominguez would be ownable for half the season, I just didn’t say it would be consecutively

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: you called me crazy, I called you short sighted, let’s just say we need to show a little more love for players on crappy real life teams

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can we hug? BTW, what happened with Rock the Bells? Ain’t happening?

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: the best lead I got is buddy, who does lighting, maybe being able to sneak us in. That BS only tickets for both days shizz is ridiculous. I can’t bring myself to pay that money for two days when I’m only going to one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya… That is total BS…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: sorry I didn’t let you know sooner, I have already moved on from that malarkey. Now I’m planning a roadie to Oregon to go watch a football game with Sky in October

                BTW, hugs are always OK to make up

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, cool, no worries… Shizz is a little hectic this year anyway… There’s always 2014 with hologram Young MC!

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: yeah that whole getting married thing takes up a lot of time and energy. Can I submit a write up on my trip to Oregon and interview Sky, I’ll call it, “On the Road with the Razz”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like it!

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll see if my buddy can get us some sweet schwag so it will look like we were there

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: note, it may have absolutely nothing to do with fantasy sports

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If it has too much to do with fantasy sports, I’ll worry about you two…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: the opening line will probably star something like this, “Strippers, beers, and roofies…..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And that was before I got to Oregon…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: HAHAHAHA….I love my truck stops

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Be careful, you know what they say in There’s Something About Mary about roadside truck stops…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: it’s been a while i might need to rewatch that for pointers and Fear and Loathing for inspiration

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Leave Sky in one piece, need him for football

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: I’ll go easy on him, I know he’s not as delicate as you..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m a lotus flower

  13. In my CBS sports H2H points keeper league I made yet another trade for 2014.

    I sent Grandy man, Nova & Pineda to a bigger Yankees fan than me for Adam Jones..

    Good deal for me??

    My keepers for next year are looking like this:

    Paul Golshmidt
    Joey Votto
    Robinson Cano
    David Wright
    Jean Segura
    Adam Jones
    Freddie Freeman

    We keep 9 and I have many solid options left as well as a trade in the works for E Cab.

    • chunk says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: as tim and eric would say, Great Job!

      • @chunk: thanks man..Question, is Josh Hamilton worth trying to trade for, for next year?

        • Wheeler in the sky says:
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          @Malicious Phenom:
          I’ll second the kudos on Jones and I vote no on Hamilton.

    • PICK 2 TO ADD TO THE SEVEN KEEPERS I LISTED ABOVE.

      WE START 1 C 2 1B 2 2B 2 3B 2 SS 4 OF 1 U 1 DH 10 SP

      ALSO I HAVE MADE AN OFFER OF VMART AND A PICKEM SP FOR E CAB, HAVE NOT HEARD BACK YET..THANKS LADS..(SO I MAY ONLY NEED TO PICK ONE FROM THE LIST)

      Rollins, Jimmy
      Rasmus, Colby
      Springer, George
      Urrutia, Henry
      Adams, Matt
      Trumbo, Mark
      Profar, Jurickson
      Martinez, Victor
      Bogaerts, Xander
      Lawrie, Brett
      Wong, Kolten
      Rendon, Anthony
      Martin, Leonys
      Rosario, Wilin
      Teixeira, Mark
      Beachy, Brandon
      Cole, Gerrit
      Gray, Sonny
      Haren, Dan
      Kelly, Joe
      Milone, Tommy
      Nova, Ivan
      Perez, Martin
      Salazar, Danny
      Bradley, Archie

      • chunk says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: your infield is stacked and you don’t have many OFs that stand out… Cole and Beachy maybe?

      • btd says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Think I’d lean toward an SP or two given your offense seems stocked. Prolly Beachy and Bradley for me.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: the other guy was a f*king moron, of course you made out

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: the other guy was a f*king moron, of course you made out and no Hamilton is not worth it

  14. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Nice read, I need to finish strong here for the last couple of weeks; and I’m about done with Alex Gordon. Would you drop him for any of these players: Belt or Venable? Most of Gordo’s stats were from a hot streak he had at the beginning of the year and he hasn’t done much lately. Thanks.

  15. @ Grey, BRILLIANT stuff man, I love reading your stories and comments on players.. sooo good!!

  16. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Should I drop Rizzo, Bourn or Kendrys Morales for Khris Davis, Brandon Belt or Will Venable?

  17. BREAKING NEWS, FROM ROTO NEWS SITE: According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, the Red Sox will call up top prospect Xander Bogaerts on Monday.

  18. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    new league orphan team. for some reason the geezer in first place wants a 4th closer (probably cause 2 of his are johnson and hawkins); my offense, other than homers/rbi’s is terrible. is my papelbon for his venable fair for me?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: same league as above, it has holds as well as saves. If my current holds guys are gregerson/cook/herrera (also have holland) which is the drop to get hunter? best part about this is if i trade papelbon to the jim johnson owner and then hunter steals johnson’s job.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Get more than Venable man! Want a guy like Pence/Rios at the least.

      Venable is just a hot schmotato, once he cools off everyone will drop him again.

  19. Slim

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    H2H 5×5 12team

    J.Castro, AuSchizz, Gyorko, Longo, Reyes, McCutchen, Pence, Dom Brown, D.Jennings, L.Martin
    Bn Bogaerts
    DL Kendrick

    Drop someone for Will Venable?
    I’ve got Bogaerts backing up Reyes assuming the call-up reports are accurate. If Reyes is back Tuesday and playing I think I’d rather have Venable than Bogaerts. Si?

    • Slim

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      @Buddah Lovaz: Bonifacio is also available and I do wish I could find somewhere to put him on this team… My bottom 3 SP are Haren, Parker, and Lester just in case you think one of them is a drop.

  20. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Tillman vs TB
    Zimmermann @ CHC
    Cashner vs PIT
    Cobb @ BAL
    Masterson @ LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Start all

  21. Jack says:
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    Pick two to start in a points league with emphasis on QS’s and W’s

    Archer vs NYY (TBD)
    Wilson vs LAA (McAllister)
    Lohse vs MIL (Lynn)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Wilson vs. LAA? I’d sit Archer

      • btd says:
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        @Grey: Cereally?

  22. Jack says:
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    More value ROS Carlos Martinez or Archie? Would you drop either for Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Martinez… Sure

  23. Jon says:
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    Drop one to activate Jennings?

    ARam, Smoak, Reddick, Gardner… or could be Dane de la Rosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Reddick

  24. jacke who? says:
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    picked B.Belt for some playoff hits. I have Laurie and C. Johnson, who do I sit? or is is it by matchup

    • jacke who? says:
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      oh, yea I also picked up Brian Roberts in the equation now

  25. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ha wouldn’t it be funny if A-Rod was genuinely shooting up steroids, openly too so his teammates could see.

    I did it, I dropped CC. Feels damn relieving. Start Danny-boy Haren tommorow at the Cubbies? Dudes been en fuego recently.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy: And just realised I never actually started CC after getting him thrown in in (stutterer!) a trade. Got him July 16th, benched him his next matchup at BOS and never had the confidence to throw him out afterwards. And now he’s on the scrap heap.

      How about that for some tough love!

    • matt says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I loved watching him get beaned down in beantown last night. Screw gayrod

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @matt: I loved watching him pay them back by blasting a homer of Dumpster later on.

        And how the hell can Dumpster not be thrown outta the game after throwing behind then beaning him!!!

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Cause the Yankees get all the breaks.

  26. TheNewGuy says:
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    Start Sala tonight at the Halos in a 12 teamer? Tough matchup.

    • matt says:
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      @TheNewGuy: nope..I wouldn’t is Parker on waivers? I’d grab him over salazar

  27. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    Who should I drop for Bogaerts?

    12 team yahoo redraft league with 6×6 h2h scoring

    C: Wilson Ramos
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Dan Uggla
    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

    • matt says:
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      @Wishing I was Golden: Uggla is the only guy you have that I’d drop. Lol Teams too good

      • matt says:
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        @matt: oh and Franklin sorry

    • Wishing I was Golden says:
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      @Wishing I was Golden:

      I’m an idiot….

      2B is currently Brian Dozier
      SS is Brad Miller

  28. matt says:
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    Isn’t Davis (with a K) splitting time with what’s his face though?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @matt: Not if he keeps hitting

  29. B.o.B says:
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    Can you rank Elvis Andrus, Alexei Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts for RoS in a 10 team league?

    • matt says:
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      @B.o.B: how can you rank a guy that has yet to take one mlb Ab and the Sox haven’t even said how they plan on utilizing him?

    • Whiskey Diet says:
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      @B.o.B: Andrus, Bogaerts

      • Titsburgh Feelers says:
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        @Whiskey Diet: Alexei has been fantastic to own this year, tough to say someone that will be a SS/3B utility guy (at least at first) is better to own

        • Whiskey Diet says:
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          @Titsburgh Feelers: I actually didn’t realize Alexei had been damn-near a Top 100 guy on the season. Still, he’s kind of a 1-tool fantasy guy in that he can steal bases and won’t kill your average. I’ll take the flyer on Bogaerts that he can provide more than Alexei. The upside is obviously real, I just hope he gets the AB’s.

  30. Tom Terrific says:
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    Who to drop out of these relievers? Chris Perez, David Carpenter (Atlanta), Chia-Jen Lo, Francisco Rodriguez, Tommy Hunter….. We only do saves, not holds. I was trying to do the whole using a lot of relievers strategy as we also use K/9 (head-to-head league btw).

    Drop one of the above for either Darin Ruf or Will Veneble for my UTL slot. I’ve been using Ryan Zimmerman there and he’s been underwhelming for a while now.. Thanks!

    • Catalina Win Mixer says:
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      @Tom Terrific: I did the same reliever trick this year, works if you have the right combo. Smyly, tanner Scheppers, Doolittle, Capps did well, i had to lose capps and doolittle due to little production.

      I like Ruf better, but thats just my opinion.

      • Boy Wonder says:
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        @Catalina Win Mixer: Thans, Catalina. Yea, I’m really on the fence. Venable’s been hotter over the past month, but I think Ruf has the better upcoming week..

        • Boy Wonder says:
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          @Boy Wonder: (This is Tom Terrific..) Just switched names lol.

  31. Q says:
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    1. Pick one to SIT, h2h points, QS are most important (but a shutout would be sweet)

    Beachy: @NYM, @ STL–(great 1st matchup, Cards scary)
    Garza: Home HOU, @ CWS( regression scary but great matchups)
    Cliff Lee Home v. Col (not been great lately, but he’s Cliff Lee, right?)
    J Zimm: @CHC, @KC (great matchups, but hasn’t been 1st half J Zimm)

    2. Also, have a big Papi problem. BOS is @ SF and SD this week. 4 righties, so if he platoons with Napoli, that’s 4 starts. Along with Beltre, he’s carried my team. I’m inclined to think4 games of Papi vs. not great pitchers (misses Bum, Cain, Kershaw, Greinke) is better than 6 of Kendrys or Altuve or de Aza,right? It’s points, so I don’t need any specfic cats

    Thanks Grey!

    • matt says:
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      @Q: You think too much hah

      • Q says:
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        I know I know, chronic Rosterbator! But it’s the playoffs and I’m facing the team with Miggy and Encarnacion and a 2 star Jo Fer! I need this to validate my life!!!

        t@matt:

        • matt says:
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          @Q: haha Yup. . We all have those questions of validation from time to time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: 1. Lee 2. 4 games of Papi, yes

  32. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ruf or the other Davis? Tough one!

    • fitz says:
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      @TheNewGuy: There are a lot of Davis’

      • Titsburgh Feelers says:
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        @fitz: I think he’s talking about the guy in the headline.

  33. TheNewGuy says:
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    Bogaerts is up!? Wow…gotta add him for upside right?

    Also Belt or Smoak (and mirrors)?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Xander and belt

  34. TheNewGuy says:
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    Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, moving his record to 18-1 and his ERA to 2.82. I’d say he’s a lock for the Cy Young award, but I’m not giving up on my petition to change the award’s name to the Cy Scherzer.

    Really? Over Yu? I’d say its a 3 way battle between him, Felix and Yu in the AL. And another 3-way (not that kinda threeway) between Kersh, Harvey and Waino in the NL.

    • matt says:
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      @TheNewGuy: it’s not close yu was dl felix hasn’t really preformed and scherzer is a run or 2 from being perfect. Nobody has started the season 18-1 since Roger (he won cy ) plus Detroit is like 17 games above .500 it’s not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Ha, yeah, maybe a ‘lock’ is too strong… Unless he loses every game in Sept., he’s gonna win though

  35. EK says:
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    Rank for h2h pts:
    Kennedy vs PIT 16.9
    Kazmir vs MIN 15.1
    Porcello vs MIN 11.1
    Cashner vs PIT 10.0
    Richards @ SEA 6.2
    Gee @ MIN 5.7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Cashner, Porcello, Gee

  36. low walk high k says:
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    Drop aoki for k Davis?

  37. matt says:
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    Have I mentioned that I don’t own miggy, Scherzer, Davis or goldy in any f@#$ ing league! But I do own that beautiful fish with a pulled hammy in a couple. And sissygirl sprainded finger banger Car-Girl in 3 or 4

  38. poop says:
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    Drop Cashner or W.Chen to pickup Gray?

    Start Reddick $11 hittertron over Cuddyer ($8) this week?

    • matt says:
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      @poop: I would I’m throwing gray tom.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @poop: drop Chen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @poop: Chen… No on Reddick

  39. Boy Wonder says:
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    I can drop one of these relievers: Chris Perez, David Carpenter (ATL), Chia-Jen Lo, Francisco Rodriguez, Tommy Hunter. We only do saves, not holds (head-to-head). I tried to use the “use a lot of relievers strategy..

    Pick up either Will Veneble or Darin Ruf? Been using Ryan Zimmerman as my UTL has gotten old…

  40. FillyP says:
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    So, only 2 games separates 1st (me) and 4th place in our league. 2 weeks left, top 2 spots get bye weeks.

    I’ve been judiciously holding onto my last 2 moves of the season. Ross (bench) and Weeks (MI) are dead weight on my roster. Would you shed them for any of the following? Venable, Jay, K. Davis, Reddick, Ruf, A-Roid, Bonifacio, Schafer..

    Also, my team is light on speed/avg/obp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FillyP: Weeks for Bonifacio

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        Wow, I’m retarded. Apparently already in fantasy football mode….

        I already replaced Weeks with Rendon at MI. Should I still pick up Bonifacio and shed Ross from my bench? Or just sit tight with only two moves left? I could def use the speed… also, my UTIL is Moss.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit tight

  41. The Cow says:
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    In the playoffs and need some advice on SP. Hector Santiago has been good to me in a non-sexual way the past go-rounds, but his numbers suggest to me that he is starting to hit a wall and is giving up more hits and getting less K’s. Nolasco and Marco Estrada are sitting on the waiver wire teasing me to pick them up. Do I give Hector the heavo-ho? Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Cow: I’d play matchups and lose Santiago

  42. nathan says:
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    reports say that d’arnaud will be primary catcher, would you rather have him or wilson ramos ROS?

  43. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey:
    H2H pts league. This one makes me nervous: should I start 2-start Beachy (@NYM and @StL) or 1-start Wainwright at home against ATL? Am I getting greedy here with Beachy?!? I’d have to sit Wainwright if I start him.

  44. L-Boogie says:
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    Weekly league. 12 team, 5×5. Too many good matchups this week. I can start 7 pitchers regardless of SP/RP. SON loves most of these. I’m in a fierce battle for WHIP and saves and I need to protect my lead in wins so I think I’m going with 5 starters, 2 closers.

    Bum vs Pitt (SON 25.6)
    Scherzer @ Mets (27.7)
    Jo-Fer vs LAD (16.6) and Col (17.6)
    Burnett @SD (16.7) and @SF (13.7)
    Liriano @SD (15.8) and @SF (12.5)
    Salazar @LAA (14.6) and vs Minn (20.3)
    Garza vs Hou (13.4) and @CHW (4.3??)
    Gray vs Sea (9.6)
    Also have Jansen, Holland, Romo, and Farquhar

    So Bum, Scherzer, Jo-Fer, Liriano, Burnett? Should I swap anyone out? Those Salazar starts look juicy.

    Or should I go more or less than 5 starters?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: I’d go with what you have with those 5… Jansen, Holland

  45. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    His Greyness,

    H2H pts. league. Call me nervous part 2.

    Fresh off my bye week and set for a 2-week Head to Head blood bath in the playoffs.
    Need to set starting pitchers in place, and reserve those that aren’t starting for the period.

    I’m starting Wainwright, Sale, Price, and Lee – but need to lock in 2 more. I’m deciding between Harvey, Beachy and Cingrani. Now before you dismiss this as being too cute, hear me out.
    Harvey has 2 starts in the 2 weeks while Beachy and Cingrani each have 3. Of those 2 starts for Harvey, the first one is at home vs. Detroit (Scherzer). Not fun. Also, as well as Harvey has pitched he consistently struggles for W’s with the team backing him. Here are the details:

    Harvey- vs. DET, vs. PHI
    Beachy- @NYM, @STL, vs MIA
    Cingrani- vs ARI, vs MIL, @COL

    Granted, each one of these guys has a tough start in the bunch (DET, @STL, @COL) but in points leagues especially, the volume of starts is often what separates winners from losers.
    With that said, of these 3 choices, who would you bench?

  46. Manimal says:
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    Weighing options for keepers in a 15-team mixed OPS. I’ve got 7 slots, with Longo, Dread Pirate, and Scherzer as no-brainers. Vying for the other 4 spots are JZimm, Shelby Miller, Cruz, Choo, Pence, and Wheeler. I could also try to deal for Braun…

    Care to share your mustachioed wisdom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manimal: Zimm, Choo, Wheeler, Miller…No idea what it would take to get Braun, so don’t know on that

  47. Spyre says:
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    Drop Kazmir or Wheeler, for Archer or Miley?

    Leaning Kazmir for Archer, but I’m worried about an innings limit

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Spyre: Kazmir

  48. The Thumb says:
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    Now that Xander is up I can drop one of Wong or Franklin. Which should one?

    Leaning Wong because I have somewhat of a battachment after discovering Franklin…

    • Fuzz says:
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      @The Thumb: I am also wondering if Xander is preferred over Wong

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Fuzz: Xander over Wong

  49. Is this guy worth trading for for next year only: Cespedes, Yoenis

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I’d say so. Yoenis is on my list of must haves for next year. Depends on who you have to give up I guess.

  50. Scott says:
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    Arenado, LaMahieu, or Dozier? (to essentially replace Asdrubal) ROS H2H

    • Willy says:
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      @Scott: depends on your needs, but i’d say arenado, as he has the most upside of the bunch

  51. Titsburgh Feelers says:
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    Just picked up Middlebrooks last night, and now Xander gets the call!? Drop Wheeler to scoop him too and see how this pans out? 12T H2H redraft

  52. Harris says:
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    My season is on the line this week. H2H league. We play 6 teams each week. I have a so so offense. ) Of the 6 teams I play only 1 has more than two,( 2) start pitchers. I have 2 starts from Garza and Zimmerman. Wainwright and Felix are in. Of the following I need two…De La Rosa has 2 starts (@PHI TBA,@MIA Turner) D.Salazar 2 starts (@LAA Weaver,MINN Pelfrey) Capuano 2 starts (@MIA Turner,Bos Lester), Sonny Gray (SEA. Saunders) AJ Griff (SEA Iwakuma) and Locke (@SF Cain) . I have two weeks left to try and make up a 6 game deficit. You guys have really been a great help to me over the last 4 or 5 weeks since I found this site. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harris: Salazar, Rosa… Good luck!

  53. The Fan says:
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    need to pick one- Esmil Rogers (vs Yankees & Astros), or Bruce Chen (vs Washington).

    second question-
    – would you start Jordan Zimmerman who has a nice matchup this week (vs cubs & royals) over matt Harvey’s vs tigers?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Fan: Neither…Chen… 2. Sure…

  54. Silky says:
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    Rank Chris Johnson, Ruf, Bogaerts and Belt. I’m in a 10-team h2h points league. No specific needs just the best guy to have for my UTIL spot for the ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Silky: Johnson, Belt, Xander

  55. RG says:
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    In a sixteen team H2H points league I need to drop an SP to meet roster requirements for week 21. I’m in first place.

    Who do I drop out of:

    Jake Arrieta
    Erasmo Ramirez
    Randall Delgado
    Dan Straily
    Scott Feldman

    I’m thinking Arrieta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RG: Arrieta

  56. Sniff Test says:
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    I have stashed Brett Anderson…well because I can…does he have value now that Colon’s groin is ouchy? If I activate him from the DL, I will have to drop Lester, Parker, Fister or Haren. Do you recommend dropping Anderson when he is activated or insert him for any of the other fine prizes on my roster?

  57. flanwagon says:
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    should I drop Franklin at MI? Available options are: Beckham, Rendon, Ellis, Roberts, Wong…

  58. Justin says:
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    Just heard that X-man Bogarets got the call up- I want to add him but don’t really have pieces to drop, here’s who I have:

    Starters-

    C- Carlos Santana

    1b- goldschmidnt

    2b- zobrist

    3b- Martin Prado

    Ss- Ian Desmond

    IF- Brandon belt

    OF- Giancarlo Stanton

    OF- Heyward

    OF- Alex rios

    OF- Puig

    Utility- Dom Brown

    DH- David Ortiz

    Bench: Napoli , David wright (IR), kemp (IR)

    Pitching: starters-

    David Price, Francisco Liriano, Harvey

    RP: Craig kimbrel & wheeler

    Bench – j. Zimmerman , Zack Grenike

    • Justin says:
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      @Justin:

      Only ones I could see dropping would be Napoli or wright – I’m saying wright because its looking like he may not return this season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Napoli and Wright

      • Justin says:
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        @Grey: out @Grey:

        Thanks- which one would you be more inclined to drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Napoli

  59. Dani says:
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    Would you pick up the Shark today for a start at home vs. WAS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dani: If I needed Ks

  60. Wake Up says:
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    Braun is now claiming that the urine collector was an anti-dentite…let’s test this by washing his mouth out with it…

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Wake Up: what’s next, he’s only Jewish for the jokes?

    • BoneFace n Harmony says:
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      @Wake Up: he likes the hats

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Wake Up: someone actually offered me the Jewcer for my AuShizz clearly he be meshuggeneh right?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  61. Trade for Matt Kemp for next year? thoughts? thanks lads..

      • @Grey: Just made this offer, waiting to hear back:

        Malicious Phenoms
        ·Bogaerts, Xander SS BOS
        ·Cole, Gerrit SP PIT
        ·Beachy, Brandon SP ATL
        ·Martinez, Victor DH DET
        Big Dawgs
        ·Cespedes, Yoenis CF OAK
        ·Kemp, Matt CF LAD

        Good for me?

  62. Spencer says:
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    Who do you like better on the hill tomorrow? SON says Cingrani but I always like to hear from you guys! League only counts QS, IP, ERA, WHIP, K/9

    Cingrani vs Ari
    Haren vs Cubs

  63. Alan says:
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    do I start sale this week vs tex or take the 2 start of Jorge de la rose against the phils and marlins.

  64. jro says:
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    Betancourt Hawkins or frieri? Saves and solid pitching ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jro: Betancourt

  65. Sniff Test says:
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    So Bogaerts gets the call…but where does he play? Time to drop Drew?

  66. McGaffer12 says:
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    Ryne Sandberg and Rick Sutcliffe won the NL MVP/Cy Young in 1984,….Ahhh, the 1984 Cubs

  67. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Rizzo, Francisco or smoak? Rizzo has been pretty awful but HT likes him this week…need RBI, avg and hr in that order. Thanks.

  68. Pigeon Pants says:
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    Have to decide on 2 of the following to roll with for the rest of the season, who are you most optimistic about?

    D. Salazar
    A. Wood
    S. Gray
    T. Ross

      • Pigeon Pants says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Should I just drop Rajai Davis? He isn’t getting the play time I expected when I grabbed him. I have Jones/Hamilton/Puig/Crawford/Kemp already in a 3OF/1UT league. There aren’t any great bats out there, but reasonably good short-term ones like Venable, Ruf, Belt, Aoki. I could add either Tommy Hunter and hope for some saves from the SP slot, or add a decent SP like Griffin, Milone, Erasmo. Streaming is an option too. Thanks for any help on this one!

  70. Jason Katnip says:
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    Add Khris Davis and drop Nate Mclouth, Brandon Belt, Alonso, Morneau, Crisp, Rex Brothers, and also, add Xander Boagerts and drop any of the mentioned above or drop Starlin Castro?

  71. Carns says:
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    I’m sure it’s confirmation bias, but I never seem to be able to stream well against the Marlins. Latest example: Chad Greaupdin…

    Any idea what January Grey is gonna think of Yelich? Cheap 20/10/.300 guy for 2014?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns: Not sure about cheap, but those numbers look close, probably less homers

  72. Fish says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With the callup of Bogaerts, can I add him for Rollins for the ROS in a std Yahoo H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  73. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Stream-o-nator likes Samardzija today against washington… what does the ole Grey Bush think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him for Ks and prepare for a 6 IP, 4 ER game

  74. Dani says:
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    Thinking about the playoffs in a couple weeks – would you rather have Sonny Gray, Salazar, AJ Griffin? Pick two.

    League doesn’t count W’s and counts QS instead (bonus for K’s).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Salazar

  75. My nine keepers for my CBS H2H points league for 2014..

    Paul Goldshmidt 1B
    Joey Votto 1B
    Robinson Cano 2B
    David Wright 3B
    Jean Segura SS
    Adam Jones OF
    Cespedes, Yoenis OF
    Kemp, Matt OF
    Freddie Freeman DH

    We start: 1 C 2 1B 2 2B 2 SS 2 3B 4 OF 1 DH 1U 10SPS
    I can now take the rest of the year off and sit back and wait for the 2014 draft..woohoo..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  76. Lob Ball says:
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    Looking for Ks and a W tomorrow. Should I go with Beachy vs. Mets OR Gray vs. Mariners?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beachy

  77. Aero says:
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    Well, I’m out of the playoffs. Lost to an abandoned team in disgrace. Thanks for giving me the good advice I wasn’t always smart enough to take, Grey. See you back here next year for the humor and advice.

    Peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem, sorry to hear that

  78. hankp says:
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    Keep 2 ROS for UTIL/bench spots: G.Jones, Eaton, Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Eaton

  79. Adam says:
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    Sonny gray vs Sea or
    Tyson Ross vs Pitt
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  80. EK says:
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    Would you start Gee vs MIN (5.7) over Masterson @ LAA (13.6) for H2H pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  81. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Thanks again for all your help.

    For 2014, 2015, and 2016, who do you like more: Scherzer or Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Darvish

  82. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Better ROS bench OF. Fowler or Pagan when he returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  83. LordaMercy says:
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    Drop B Miller or Asdrubal for X-Bogs? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  84. Trounced by a team with Soriano & ARoid last week. It’s about this time every season when I curse the perils of H2H. Horseshizz system has no justice.
    Need to activate D. Jennings. Drop Yelich, Reddick or Rizzo? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… Reddick

  85. Bryan says:
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    would you trade bumgartner or greinke and encarnacion for chris davis and joe Nathan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  86. Jason Katnip says:
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    What move would you rather make:

    Bogaerts for Alonso
    Khris Davis for Alonso
    Bogaerts for Castro
    Davis for Castro
    or Both? I am afraid of Castro turning it around once I drop him, so basically Bogaerts or Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  87. Jason Katnip says:
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    Also
    Should I add Jarod Parker for Rex Brothers? Someone has dropped Parker and Ive heard Betan is taking back closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. nathan says:
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    what side of this trade gets the better deal: puig & bumgarmer for werth & greinke?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  89. SMLV1 says:
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    Don’t hate me but…..

    Salvador Perez or D’Arnaud ROS……D’Arnaud is taking the starting job from Buck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

  90. The Thumb says:
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    Drop Fister for Haren or Alex Wood?

    Getting real tired of his BS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren

  91. ashtray says:
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    Please rank these kids ROS:

    Beachy
    Wood
    Haren
    Gray
    Cole
    Gray
    Salazar
    Ross

    Thanks dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beachy, Ross, Haren

  92. JJ says:
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    For my util spots.
    Which 2 do you like?
    J.SMOAK
    JJ HARDY
    W.VENABLE
    K.DAVIS
    D.RUF
    A.LAROCHE
    C.CRISP
    N.FRANKLIN
    A.RENDON
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable, Smoak

  93. ashtray says:
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    Martin or D’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  94. Hondo says:
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    I can’t believe I’m asking this,but drop the “plays a lot but is mediocre” Weiters for d’Arnaud’s upside?

    I also dropped Miller for Xander.Rash decision?I can probably pick Miller back up for Beachy(7th starter on a 21 man roster,h2h).I want no part of Beachy vs. Cards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Sounds fine on Xander

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks,this is the 3rd time in 5 years I’ve had him,waiting for the breakout that looks like it will never come.I’m an O’s-Nats fan,but don’t let hominess affect my FBB decisions,it’s just worked out that I keep getting him(1 draft,2 trades offers I accepted for surplus parts to replace Aviles and some guy.I don’t draft C’s until really late and then wind up switching anyway)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  95. Fungazi says:
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    Tonight’s battle of the turds = Salazar vs Samardizja. Loser gets a free trip to the FA list and if there’s a tie then they both go. Sounds good – 12 M H2H? They both seem like they could kill me in a playoff round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They could, and agreed… I’m rolling Salazar out there, ugh…

  96. SteveV says:
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    Stream Sonny Gray tomorrow at home vs Seattle or wait or a better option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream him

  97. Deck says:
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    Been crushing the past four weeks and moved up from 9th to 4th in a head to head. Here is the question as I gear for playoffs:

    My starting lineup is:

    Rosario
    Belt
    Altuve
    Lawrie
    Desmond
    Heyward
    Upton
    A Jones
    Cespedes
    Bench: Aramis
    DL: Kemp

    So Aramis even with struggles is a pretty good bench guy if he regains form especially with Lawrie having 2b/3b eligibility, but I have been wondering should I shoot for upside with Xander or D’Arnaund and cut Aramis. Dont like dealing with Rosario missing 2 games a week, especially Sundays in the playoffs. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Xander

  98. Kid A says:
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    Salazar late scratch. Probably for the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… I was dreading what could’ve happened

  99. Jaelen Rosen says:
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    Should I drop Yelich for Venable, Smoak, or Boegarts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  100. JoeG says:
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    Need to cut one, all backup/bench bats. Parra,Arcia,Matt Dominguez or L.J. Hoes. 6×6 mixed daily roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • JoeG says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks,
        Would you rate Y.Alonso over anyone of Parra,Matt Dominguez or L.J. Hoes.?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Parra in away games

  101. Hondo says:
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    Any idea on a Sonny Gray innings cap? 136 1/3 this year,152 last year.

    Here’s a cryptic quote from Melvin yesterday-”As I sit here right now, I’m not thinking about it,” “I mean, maybe it comes to a point where you have to look at that.
    But we do have some depth in the rotation, too. If we had to do something like that, we could probably maneuver around it.”

    After Seattle,I’m sitting him vs.Detroit.Hold Beachy over him or stream?
    If they leave him on schedule,it’s easy pickings after Detroit.If they mess with the scheduling it could suck because Oak has 2 series vs Texas in September which he’s gonna miss at this point.

    This is what we’re looking at if he keeps on schedule

    @Det, TB (next week)
    @Min
    LAA, Min
    @Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitchers tend to go 30 innings over previous years, so 182, which would be fine for this year… If they think about him for the playoffs, they may limit down the stretch… Seems doubtful they do skip him, but you never know…

  102. L-Boogie says:
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    Sorry for the long post but I really need advice. 5×5, 12-team, weekly league. I’m battling for first. Me and the other guy are switching off every day but never apart by more than a point or 2 so every point counts. Me and him are either first or second in wins, ERA and WHIP and all 3 are close.

    My staff:f Bum, Scherzer, Jo-Fer, Burnett, Liriano, Salazar, Garza, Gray, Also have Jansen, Holland, Romo, and Farquhar.

    Realistically I can make up 1.5 in HR, and 2 in RBI with some help. Looking to make trades but I don’t want to decimate my pitching staff given how close we are. I’m looking at getting studs like Miggy, Chris Davis, and Adam Jones. For Miggy I’d probably have to give up a combo like Bum and Votto or Scherzer and Machado. For others I would offer Bum and Machado or Scherzer alone.

    At this point in the season, how would my staff look if I gave up one of my aces for a bomber? Without Bum or Scherzer, and with Jo-Fer getting shut down before too long, does my staff look too thin? I can also fill in my holes with closers to protect WHIP and ERA.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade away any of your pitchers except Jo-Fer, but he’s not going to get much probably if your leaguemates are smart…

  103. Snake Hips says:
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    Profar or Xander at MI ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  104. Gareth says:
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    No Roofies Tonight for those guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope and I was looking forward to getting roofied

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ve been roofied before. Message to all the young kids out there, don’t steal pitchers of beer from sketchy looking guys at bars.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  105. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I snagged Xander in 2 of four leagues by dropping Markakis and Gardner, good? I had an opp in another but decided not to for variety and he’s most likely sit on the bench.

    Question: Byrd in that same league I didn’t pick up Xander who is now unavailable, is available. Should I drop Gardner who sits on my bench for Byrd? (Probably should of picked up Boegearts, but it’s redraft and I’m not concerned cause I do have Desmond who is solid)

    I have guys like Choo, Desmond, Goldschmidt, McCutchen, Soriano, Saegar, Machado etc who all steal me bases, not to mention I win that category every week and lead the league in steals.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on your needs with Byrd vs. Gardner

  106. Nico says:
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    My league has a late trade deadline about to come up, and my team is still fighting to place in the money. I need another closer (2 out of 12 points for saves, I’ve been picking up guys like Hawkins all year), and I have an 8 or better in the other pitching categories (and I’m 13 innings over the pitching innings limit). The best offer I could get was my Scherzer for Zobrist and R. Soriano. Zobrist would replace Wong/Miller or whatever hot 2B pickup. I know its not great, but with a month left in the season, does it sound like it helps me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine in a non-keeper…

  107. Bryan says:
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    Offereed this today….I get Davis and Nathan for Encarnacion and Strasburg….take it or decline it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound good

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey: How about this trade offer…I get Davis and Nathan and give Sale and Soriano…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good

  108. EK says:
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    Would you start Gee at home vs DET? H2H pts

    espn: Gee now quietly has a 2.27 ERA since May 30; third in the NL behind Clayton Kershaw and Jose Fernandez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. SteveNZ says:
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    Heh. Jared Burton gives up his first earned run since July 1st. Guess who had him active…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised I didn’t

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Still going hard on relievers in the RCL? I got Siegrist and Withrow in my mix today…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had Siegrist for a moment this weekend, but I went to try Salazar, but he got pushed… I still have a bunch of relievers though

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: How do you choose relievers? I usually look for solid usage and the best WHIP and K/9…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              K/9 and WHIP

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: You trusting Cecil again?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, never went back to him after his poor July… You? He looks like he’s been okay

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Toying with the idea – it’s the SP eligibility that reels me in. He’s been better, but not as automatic as he was. Still seems to have the occasional blowup, which I really can’t afford when I’m relievers-only.

                    Eh, I’ll probably end up grabbing him again though.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gotcha

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Awesomus Maximus says:
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      @SteveNZ: Hey Steve. Grey said you might have some helpful advice for the situation I posted in the forums: http://bit.ly/1dnmotU

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Awesomus Maximus: Hey now. Unfortch, I have no experience in not-actually-there slow auctions – only in not-actually-there-on-the-day auctions.

        For a few years, one of the guys relayed all the bids to me via Gmail chat (and I responded the same way), but this year we hooked up via Skype, which provided great entertainment for my family as they heard all these random names and numbers being shouted from the front room…

        • Awesomus Maximus

          Awesomus Maximus says:
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          @SteveNZ: Ah well, I think I’ll be able to come up with something. Thanks anyway buddy.

  110. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Have 1 spot open for an SP ROS in playoffs. Salazar, Gee, Porcello, or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  111. Alan says:
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    I am starting Iwakuma, Fister, Latos, Lee, Lynn, Burnett, Romo and Koji

    Trying to protect 1st in 5×5

    Can lose 1 pt in whip, I’m 2 saves separate the two behind me and myself, I’m 3 wins ahead of the next guy, 22 Ks ahead of next guy, secure in ERA position.

    Do I go Rafael Soriano, 2 start Capunao (home vs Bos, home vs Mia), or Quinatan (vs HOU)

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soriano

  112. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    Boats-n-L.J. Hoes!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All day!

  113. cheerio says:
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    Finally dropped Starlin. Wish I had done it a month ago. What are the odds I get a bomb voyage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ncjskln… Oops, fingers crossed

  114. SteveNZ says:
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    Ah, bullshit. No Bogaerts in the lineup.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: never mind the first question below then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You see that crazy thing with Jerry Remy’s kid?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t really pay much attention to it, because I didn’t know who Remy was. Just caught up on it now. Terrible stuff.

        Kid sounds like he might have the roid rage going on, not to mention issues when it comes to dealing with women.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he looks so roided out… Really sad story…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Bad things happen when you give all your kids names that all have the same first letter.

            Seems to be a real American thing. To me anyway. Could be wrong.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, could be… Seems like you’re asking for trouble by not telling your kid to stop doing steroids, too

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: If Wikipedia is to be believed, seems that all the Remy kids are easily riled…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yerah, saw that too on my Google trip

  115. goodfold2 says:
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    who’s the bench today, xander or yelich?
    also, who do i want more for when i drop aramis, frazier or flores?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: wong or dj lemehieu (last day on team) for today only?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wong

  116. goodfold2 says:
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    gee’s gotta go sign up to get his bad motherfucker wallet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  117. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Nice game by Gee. Man, I feel so much better having him on my team than that Samardzjia guy. Hey Shark, Gee just is outpitching the shit out of you! How does that make you feel?!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  118. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Btw, do we drop Reddick or Lomo for Ruf? He was just dropped in my 16 team league, so prob gonna drop some FAAB on that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good…what would be the right amount to bid on him? Could use the pop…maybe $10 or so?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $11

          • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  119. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1. other chris davis is ahead of arcia right now?
    2. who’s the drop for bogaerts getting called up, arenado (bench bat backing up rizzo at CI) holds guy (need holds though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Arenado

  120. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Hold Lowrie ROS over Asdrubal and Xander? OPS Redraft.

    Drop Yelich for Xander? No positional need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Asdrubal… Xander

      • ryanjoe13 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. You make all the tough roster decisions that much easier. Thanks to Razzball I’ve been on top of all the prospects

        So let’s say I play Xander at SS. Lowrie or Yelich for last Util spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Yelich

  121. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Nice to see Xander get called up and not play, when did Dusty take over the Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You see that Jerry Remy shizz from this weekend?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: from the pages of Playgirl to blasting his roided out son for killing his girlfriend, yeah I caught that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just looked at him today… Wow, he is so crazy roided out… He looks like a Bash Brother love child

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: looks like Bam Bam Bigelow had a baby

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  122. SteveNZ says:
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    *Extends hand to other Price owners*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll take that

    • ryanjoe13 says:
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      @SteveNZ: did something happen? I have Price but I’m on a bye this week

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @ryanjoe13: Nah – just forming a support circle ;-)

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @SteveNZ: why, dude has been tits since coming off the DL

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate: Yeah. And it’s because of the support circles!

            Him and Greinke are my (and Grey’s) only starters in the RCL. Have a ton riding on him.

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @SteveNZ: you have nothing to worry about, I’m calling 2 ER, 8K’s, no walks

              • ryanjoe13 says:
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                @Jack Full O’ Hate: us Price owners are greedy. Want 0 to 1 ER

                • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                  @ryanjoe13: you’re at B-more tonight I would be happy with 2er

  123. bossmanjunior says:
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    Should we be looking to add Kluber here soon? Recent reports are saying he could be back in early September

    • ryanjoe13 says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I stashed him in my DL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have room

  124. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Looks like Longo may be back…good to see, but man it sure took a while!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, took the better part of two months off

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Yep, pretty ridiculous…luckily I didn’t own him but for a bit when he was going through that terrible slump.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: just happens to coincide with him playing me this week. ( i think he hit ok last few days too, though, right).

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, had 2 hits in 4 of last 5 games coming into tonight. I wonder if the plantar issue really was to blame…or if he just was flat out sucking. He was striking out at a ridiculous rate for a while.

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey: plantar foot issue…

  125. Big Magoo says:
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    Jones vs Price. Best outcome, Grey?

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Big Magoo: Swinging K. It’s always interesting in fantasy when two of your guys face off, I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That wasn’t the best outcome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll take three solo homers by Jones

  126. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1.ruiz has been moved up to 2nd in the order. I’m assuming that instantly moves him ahead of mesoraco (now plays exactly 3/5 of days).
    2. flores or frazier for when i drop aramis here in a few days either if flores keeps hitting, or aramis looks terrible for a little while longer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, for runs 2. Frazier

  127. Big Magoo says:
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    Bronson Arroyo is a friggin magician with the results he gets in that ballpark with that stuff. Dude knows how to pitch. Modern day Jamie Moyer, perhaps?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Big Magoo: I’ve been really liking owning him this year along with Ervin Santana…(can’t believe it)…always hated those two…but can’t complain…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Wake Up: Santana’s always had good stuff though, just lacked consistency. What’s Arroyo’s max velocity? 87, 88? His numbers in that bandbox are impressive.

        • Wake Up says:
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          @Big Magoo: true…they were both supposed to be short term pickups for me…but unbelievably…they worked out for the long haul

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Wake Up: Nice… You always need some of those throughout the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  128. Wake Up says:
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    See Dumpster trying to hit A-Roid in the linus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, missed it

  129. letsgobravos says:
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    Longo opens up with a solo shot, 7 more to hit Grey’s projection.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @letsgobravos: 17 of his 25 are solo shots….that has to be one of the higher percentages in the league.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: I’d say a fair proportion of J-Up’s dingers would be solo shots too…

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @SteveNZ: Yep…even worse…18 of his 23.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take 8+ more though

  130. Big Magoo says:
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    Price isn’t getting the borderline calls so far. Could spell trouble in Baltimore.

    • Hondo says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      The O’s announcers said that Buck emphasized in the re-game meeting to take a lot of pitches and make Price throw a lot.
      Maybe he knows something about the ump.

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Hondo: They’re doing a good job of it. Making him throw a lot of pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Ugh, hope he doesn’t get burned by all of these baserunners

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:

            63 pitches in 3 innings for Price,that’s about twice what he usually does.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he didn’t look great, hoping to get to 6 IP…

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Right on cue. Wieters just missed a three-run bomb on an 0-2 count. Keep it out of the damn zone! Jeez…

  131. ryanjoe13 says:
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    Wish I had room to pick up LJ hoes just so I could name my team “Gee’s up, Hoes Down”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  132. SteveNZ says:
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    Just a reminder – the Tron loves Schierholtz right up until Wednesday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that, but dropped him to activate Jennings…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Boom!

        Tron loves Carter a lot for the next 7 days too. Find him a little harder to trust.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sonavadrop!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Carter doubles home a run…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jason Castro sighting!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Yowser! Thought I’d have to ask if it was time to drop him for Sal Perez…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! It’s the small things…

  133. Q says:
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    Jordan Zimmermann. Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Q: Yep, that was a terrible pitch. A blind baby could have jacked that hanging curve out of the park.

  134. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    If Wieters was any good, that would have gone out. But, it hasn’t beee enough games between HR for him yet.

  135. Q says:
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    On the plus side, Beltre just stole a base. My 2nd most surprising baserunning score of all time.

    1st was when Bengie Molina legged out a triple for his cycle a few years ago right after the All Star Game. I literally had an email to Yahoo Fantasy half typed to tell them it was a mistake when I saw it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not close…Beltre used to get a lot of steals…

  136. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Is Joe Fer going to be shut down early this year, he’s at 139 innings and last year pitched 134, how high of a jump do they go with him, 160, 170 180?

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: 3-4 more starts, which would put him in the 160-170 range. No reason to push him past that.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: Just read today that it’s 170.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: I own him nowhere, but I think JoFer owners would want to know that….kid looks tits out there

      • Wheeler in the sky says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache:

        Yeah I’ve been hearing 170-180 lately from them. 5 starts of 6 innings would put him at 169, which sounds about right. So, really we’re only looking at him missing the last 2 and half weeks. They babied him early which is helping him last.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Usually thirty IP over previous year, so he has about two weeks left

  137. Big Magoo says:
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    Oh, David. I’m just fine right here in my man room. Didn’t need to visit the WHIPping post.

  138. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trust Samardja to go and dominate nowb FOLBBL.

    Bogartes not starting tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Well, Zimmermann completely ruined what Gee had done for my team earlier today…good grief…just awful…

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Before Zimmermann 0.00/0.91. After…5.68/1.26. Fuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own Zimm, but I empathize…

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man…very frustrating after Gee got the week started off right.

  140. 2 cups 1 Braun says:
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    Well I guess I can thank Zimmerman for losing ERA this week for me…….first Davey leaves in him too long to lose a QS 2 starts back and then sends him out in the 5th to throw more BP….really upset the 2nd half shit he has turned in this year,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it sucks

    • Hondo says:
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      @2 cups 1 Braun:

      They should’ve DL’ed him a month agao to let his neck get better.I think Rizzo is overcompensating for screwing up last year and shutting Strasburg down.

  141. TheNewGuy says:
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    The Rays better hold on now and FINALLY we can get a lucky win. First lucky one Ive had all year, seriously…

    Wins are the most frustrating stat because there is NOTHING you can do to make up ground. Its all a lottery. Some more wins and id still have a chance in my roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya on that, think I’m in the same boat

  142. costaricanchata says:
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    someone must have literally been driving around this weekend and
    listening to npr , literally .
    but since that shizz was on continuous loop , literally , all weekend long ,
    i suppose it was literally possible for that someone to actually , i mean literally ,
    still find the time to watch baseball and report their observations here , literally .

    cust kayin’
    (figuratively and literally) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Literally!

  143. SteveNZ says:
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    Bleurgh. Withrow didn’t work out so good.

  144. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Oh wow, Wieters just hit a hr…that’s 2 in his last 3 games. Who does this guy think he is? An actual consistent hitter?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Hardly needs pointing out that I’m against him this week…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: And that I have Peralta in the RCL…

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @SteveNZ: Don’t worry man. He will probably now go 1/19 the rest of the week…that’s usually how he rolls. I have him in a 16 teamer, and of course don’t want that to happen ( sorry…lol ), but I’m expecting it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, SteveNZ

  145. SteveNZ says:
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    Schierholtz! (Sorry Grey)

    And off a lefty to boot…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe I just dropped him

  146. Alex says:
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    How would you rank these MI ROS?

    S Drew, Gennett, Beckham, Alcides, Raburn, B Roberts

    6×6 with obp

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides, Scooter

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Where do Dozier and Greene fit for now? I hastily dropped Miller( who was cold anyway) for Xander.I can’t believe they aren’t going to play him much,but Oh well.
        Try to pick Miller back up in a few days or move on?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They could play Xander every day the rest of the week… Hold him for a few days…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey:

            I think I’m going to drop JZimm(7th SP on 21 man roster) for Alcides and hang onto Xander for now.I’ll drop one or the other for a streamer when I figure out Xanders playing time.Sound right?

            I wish they would have DL’ed JZimm right before the AS break instead of making him pitch hurt.
            With Taylor Jordan and Detwiler on the DL(and Gorzelanny not resigned for some effed up reason) they’ve got nobody to step in.Plus by trading 3 MLB ready SP’s for Gio last year,GM Rizzo really screwed himself.
            How’s benching a healthy Strasburg during the playoffs last year looking now Mikey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doesn’t sound right…

  147. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    some geezer in new league wants a 4th closer. my offense is terrible. If my current holds guys are gregerson/cook/herrera (also have holland) which is the drop to get hunter? best part about this is if i trade papelbon to the jim johnson owner and then hunter steals johnson’s job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  148. letsgobravos says:
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    C’mon Garza, don’t blow your QS…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta battle through The Grossmen

    • letsgobravos says:
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      @letsgobravos: Fuck you garza. Gives up 4 earned at Houston 2 starts ago and now gives up 1 through 6 and then gives up 4 in the 7th to ruin it. Can’t believe I traded for this fucking moron.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re in a quality start league, I take it…

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, we have Ws and QS. Facing the first place team that has a ridiculously good pitching staff with 13 starts this week. I need to win ratios because the odds of beating him on on the counting stats aren’t great.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, gotcha

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @letsgobravos: grey advised me yesterday to grab perez over garza as part (actually only part) of my trade deadline closer sale when I couldn’t get beachy or upgrade offense by grabbing werth or rios. There’s almost no way perez is worse than this.

    • Kid A says:
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      @letsgobravos: Seems like every time with this scumbag. I’m at the drop page begging for an involuntary finger spasm.

  149. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Aramis…sonofabench!

    In all honesty…he has been terrible, but it’s 14 teams so not much there to pick up. Still won’t make my starting lineup tomorrow though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, no reason he should’ve been in your lineup today, he’s been so bad

  150. SteveNZ says:
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    Even though the Rays face a couple of RHPs tomorrow, Rajai’s gotta start at least one game doesn’t he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hope so because I held him over Schierholtz too because of that doubleheader… Praying for a 2-for-4 with 2 steals and not a 1-for-9 with zero steals…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oops. The *Jays* have a doubleheader tomorrow…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I figured

  151. chunk says:
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    I’m pretty sure Liriano has more strikeouts than innings pitched, but I suck at fractions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. letsgobravos says:
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    Opponent w/ the crazy good pitching staff has liriano going. Of course he has 8 k’s through 3 innings. That’s totally normal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  153. Fungazi says:
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    There goes my plan to drop Samardizja and Salazar after they both get blow up. Would you drop either in 12 M h2h for bench bats (have none)? I’m in 1st by 25 games so I have room to wait them out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold until tomorrow for Salazar

  154. MB says:
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    Is it worth holding on to mujica in a holds + saves league.

    Could add Taz, Kelvin herrera, doolittle, ryan cook, burton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s worth holding him

  155. The Thumb says:
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    Any idea when Sonny Gray gets SP eligibility in yahoo leagues? I hate having to bench a reliever and risk losing the saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should have it already, no?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: not enough starts, probably after the next one.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @The Thumb: Check position eligibility in the menu, he needs 1 more.

  156. TheNewGuy says:
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    Fuck you Samardzija, I take some solace that the rest of the world benched him.

    Still doesnt help my fantasy team though!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I didn’t bench him but I started Zim too so kinda sucked anyway that’s my season in a nutshell this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  157. Larry says:
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    You still like marco over Gee ROS? QS and wins count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  158. The Thumb says:
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    Also, drop d’Arnaud for Ramos or Martin? Catcher has given me nothing all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  159. The Thumb says:
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    I’m sorry if someone has asked this earlier this year, but what is with Brett Gardner and Justin Upton? Dudes can’t steal candy from a baby anymore, at least not at their old rate.

    Anyway, I’ve got six players for five spots tomorrow and I could really use some steals.

    Those guys are: JUp, Byrd, Bruce, Rajai (Double header), Middlebrooks, Brett (Double header).

    Middlebrooks seems like the odd man out but he’s swinging a hot stick.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @The Thumb: I vote Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Middlebrooks

  160. John says:
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    Time to drop A Jax for Schierholtz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you don’t need steals, they don’t do similar things at all

  161. hmmm says:
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    starting lance lynn tomorrow against mil? Zim killed me tonight i cant afford another bad outing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  162. hmmm says:
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    starting lance lynn tomorrow against mil? Zim killed me tonight i cant afford another bad outing!

  163. SteveNZ says:
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    Some late heroics from Venaable would be good…

  164. JRO says:
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    Lovin that game for my Parker!! Huge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, very nice

  165. Jason Katnip says:
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    Arroyo or Jarrod Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  166. Hondo says:
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    12 team,21 man roster H2H,10×10
    Offense-Weiters,Goldy,Cano,Beltre,Bruce, JUP, McCuthchen,Venable,Matt Carp,Bonifacio,Xander .1 util spot.

    SP’s- JZimm,Verlander,Stras,Beachy,Gray, Hamels,Price

    Closers-Benoit,Kenley,Koji
    It’s a holds league but I dumped my 2 holds guys to pick up Beachy and Bonifacio(to put in for SB’s when Bruce gets a tough matchup or I’m way up in HR’s).This weeks opponent carries no closers and has 3 holds guys,so my chances of taking that category were slim.
    Up by 25 games, surely have a bye week so won’t start playoffs until the 3rd week of September.

    I don’t see a cut I want to make unless Venable cools off but I’m worried about Xanders PT. Alcides looks to be the best WW SS but I’m worried the Drew owner is going to grab him.
    That leaves the cooling off Miller(who I just dropped and is on the WW until Thursday),Dozier,Franklin and maybe Scooter as the best of the meh.

    Also Eduardo Núñez(hammy problem),Villar(just 1SB last 10 games),Didi,Yunel and Green.

    Would you drop Boneface or Venable for one of these steaming turds or(with my lead) hold and go with Xanders 3 games a week for now and just chill and see what happens with Xander?

    Thanks for reading this long question,I tried to make it as clear as I could.It’s a competitive league,the last place guy(last years winner) as still been making moves this month.No good player will sit on the WW long,that’s why I snatched up Xander(before I found out about his PT)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  167. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    the baby’s mama turned on Compliance, chills ran down my spine. Thanks for turning me on to this royally f**ked up movie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… That’s how Baby’s Mama Full of Hate gets Jack in the mood…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: chick has such a great rack

        Puffing on my pipe I had a razzdea, we should get Lil Dickey to do the razzball podcast song for next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would be amazing…Someone please make this happen!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’ll hit him up on Twitter

  168. SteveNZ says:
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    Perez, Peralta, Withrow and Price. Not a great day for the ratios in the RCL. ERA was 3.38 this time last week. 3.42 now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got killed by Gaudin the other day and I feel like I’ve been bleeding ratios ever since

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Kennedy, Vargas, Crow, Putz. The list of offenders is long and varied.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Panda or Middlebrooks? It’s the ol’ H2H. Wouldn’t be dumping Panda, have room to hold him and he’s been hitting lately…

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @SteveNZ: same thing with aramis if you had him instead of middlebrooks, maybe, or frazier.

  169. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Albright. Must be a drag being a tout. Get some wrong, get some right. I say this because I recommended dropping Parker earlier this year. Dead wrong. What irks me is I like him a lot. Last year I called him the real deal. Like his pitch mix a lot. He looked so bad. Sometimes it’s hard to tell. Right in my own backyard too. Tough to tell. He was super legit tonight. Attacking. Change up like Shields when he’s been right. Toutin’ ain’t easy.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @OaktownSteve: it never is, I had my doubts on Parker too, it’s like the shark is the hardest one to call. I can’t believe how damn crazy inconsistent he is.

  170. goodfold2 says:
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    not wanting to be down to only 1 pickup this early in week i didn’t grab frazier yet (i was waiting for him to outperform aramis one more day and i think they had identical lines, 1/4 with homer each); so now i’m wondering about aramis vs flores. I’m still gonna wait a few days at least though just in case aramis gets something going as he would be gone quick on waivers in 16 teamer if he did heat up at all. frazier’s only had 1 homer (2 or 3 days since actually having a great day, terrible ones inbetween). I did grab ruiz, what with he will actually play 6 days a week instead of the 4 or 5 at most mesoraco will (until hanigan gets hurt again), he moved up in order, and has had 2 great days in a row (6 hits, double, homer).

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