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Did anyone pitch well yesterday?  Clayton Richard (3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks) went in Petco.  Hodgepadre, why do you let me down the last week of the season?  Do I not feed you after midnight like you ask?  Every time Martin Perez (2/3 IP, 5 ER) nodded for a sign from Napoli, Perez dispensed runs.  Carlos Villanueva, aka Chuck Newtown, got run out of town.  Kyle Kendrick (2 IP, 4 ER) confused me.  I always thought people turned back into a pumpkin at midnight Eastern Standard Time.  Justin Masterson (4 2/3 IP, 4 ER), well, he’s been kinda miserable all year.  You can tell from the bolded name, I wanna talk briefly about Martin Perez for 2013 fantasy baseball.  He looks rough around the edges, but he’s still twenty-one years old and has the upside of a number two starter.  He has a ton of experience for someone his age since he was signed at the age of 17.  At 17, the only thing I signed was a teacher’s note home, and I didn’t even sign my name.  Perez has shown a propensity to look overmatched every time he’s called up to a new level.  As they say in the coastal states, the catch is he needs to be thrown into the deep water to let him sink before he can swim, to mix metaphors and logic. The Rangers are smart to let him struggle this year, but they probably need him to struggle a little more in Triple-A before he can struggle in the majors and then turn into a number two starter.  In dynasty leagues, I’d hold him, but we’re still probably a half season and change away from him being someone to really take notice of.  Unless you owned him yesterday.  Then you gave him notice.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Dickerson – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer.  Not even starting every day, so there’s nothing here.  But I was thinking about an all-Disappointment team for fantasy.  Not this year, but for the last five years.  Dickerson probably would be a fourth or fifth outfielder on that team.  Nolan Reimold’s on there.  Mat Gamel needs a spot.  I know the starting 2nd baseman — Eric Young Jr.!

CC Sabathia – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. Minnesota.  Pretty unfair to send CC out there against the Twinkies.

Curtis Granderson- 1-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Fun fact alert!  Prior to this year, there had been 304 seasons where a hitter had 40+ HR and only once has a batter had less than a .500 SLG.  That batter:  Adam Dunn in 2006.  This year there’s two players on pace to do it:  Adam Dunn and Curtis Granderson.  This year, Grandy at .484, and Dunn at .484.  Honorable mention to Canesco who once hit 46 HRs with a SLG of .518 (1998).

Samuel Deduno – Left in the 2nd inning with eye irritation.  Lay off the energy drinks!

Matt Kemp – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  He makes me feel like the only girl (in the world).  I’m pretty sure I grasp the use of parentheses as a way to modify, so what’s Only Girl (In the World) without the parentheses?  Only Girl?  ”I wanna hear Only Girl!”  No, that makes no sense.  It should stand alone without the parentheses.  You can Bang a Gong or you can Bang a Gong (Get It On).  You’re forwarding your gong banging.  You are upping your excitement on the gong.  No wonder Kemp dumped Rihanna.  She’s bad (with parentheses).

Nick Punto – 3-for-5, 4 runs.  Big day for Tony La Russa’s fantasy team.

Elian Herrera – Dodgers scored 8 runs and Elian hit leadoff and went 0-for-5.  Hey, Elian, at least you got out of Cuba.  Again.

Nate McLouth – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Who had the over for ten times in one month that I’d mention McLouth?  You won.  Double down on me not mentioning him ten times all next year.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and 2 homers, his 27th and 28th.  Bill James and Ann B. both went boing.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers.   Member the ulcer Hosmer gave me this year?  I bet I’m gonna draft Machado on a lot of teams next year and he’s gonna make my Hosmer ulcer bleed.  As Guy Fieri would say, it’s a hunch.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-4, a run and RBI and his 51st double on the year.  Letter to notoriously cheap Royals owner, “Bring in the fences ten feet.  Yours, Grey Albright.”

Andy Dirks – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and hitting over .450 in the last week.  You don’t have much time left for hot schmotato-ness, so get in fast.  Shizz is dire!

Paul Maholm – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the at-peace-with-not-being-at-peace-with-their-manager, Marlins.

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Know how Geraldo Rivera or Ghostface Killah’s names just roll off the tongue.  That’s how Norichika Aoki is, but for typing.  I swear; try it.  (I’m messing with you.  Stop typing, over-the-internet friend.)

Bud Norris – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks.  You just never know what you’re going to get from Norris.  He’s like a bi-polar Scherzer that’s extra bi-polary.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer.  Antonio Alfonseca, “Hey, that’s a handful of homers.”

Ubaldo Jimenez – Shut down for the year with an ankle sprain.  Or so I read.  I usually combover Ubaldo news.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with a mid-back strain.  Like the Boss, Rick Ross!  Oh, that’s Maybach.

Stephen Drew – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and 13 for his last 28.  Potatoes to chips, I tried to pick him up in one league but he was already owned.  Last week of fantasy baseball = no allegiances or past gripes matter.

Brandon Moss – 3-for-5, 3 runs.  Has hits in 8 of his last 10 games and hitting near .350 in the last week.  Even more remarkable, him and Carter have been playing every day.  Then again, Crisp is Bernie leaning with pink eye.

Randy Wolf – Has a torn UCL in his throwing elbow.   The writing on the wall says, “For a good time call Dr. James Andrews.  I will turn your joint inside out.”

Yu Darvish – May or may not start on Sunday.  Yu don’t say.  Literally.

Jeff Keppinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and hitting near .550 in the last week.  It’s Blanco Polanco and he’s giving you his all, won’t you give him a chance?

Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I think he should go by Al Cobb or Alexander Cobb.  There’s only one Alex and he’s P. Keaton.  Oh, and Cobb’s got me excited for next year.  I might just own the whole Rays staff.  Hey, now!  What?

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Because people care so much about Rudy and my teams.  Martin Perez not getting out of the 1st inning and Lester not beating Cobb might’ve cost us $6,000.  We should have 2nd place in our grasps, but our chances at first are starting to look slim to anorexic.

Giancarlo Stanton – Remained out of the lineup yesterday.  I’m writing this post with the salt from my fallen tears.

Justin Ruggiano – Out for the season with a shoulder sprain.  Doesn’t Otto Shouldersling have something for that?  (We’ll keep it between us that you caught a Beaches allusion as long as you keep it between us that I made one.)

Chris Nelson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and 5 for his last 9.  Damn, gearing up already for Friday’s last Buy/Sell of the year.

Gil Velazquez – 2-for-4.  Who?  Ah, September baseball, you make it possible for a Dennis Quaid character to get in a game.

Jeremy Hefner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, which comes after a 0 IP, 7 ER performance.  One day Hefner is in the doghouse, next day he’s in the grotto.

Ruben Tejada – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and a steal.  Four hits and only one run!  Now has 51 runs on the whole year.  On the same team, Andres Torres has fifty less ABs, batting out of the 8 hole yesterday, and nearly as many runs.  Please someone figure out if Ruben has the least amount of runs for a leadoff man in the history of baseball.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4 and hit his third homer in the last two games.  The Smoak monster is loose!  (And is playing chess with Locke.  Wait, what happened with Walt?  Was he special?)

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (20) and legs (17).  Get a load of this, guys and four girls.  The Nationals had three guys get a slam & legs yesterday (also Desmond (25, 21) and Suzuki (5, 1)).  That’s the all-day breakfast special!

Neil Walker – Pirates are considering shutting Walker down.  He’s been playing so sporadically that I thought he already was shut down.  Maybe he should put tennis balls on his feet.

Jose Valverde – The closer with five BS this season hired Scott Boras to shop his skills this offseason.  Valverde figures if anyone can turn BS into money, it’s Boras.

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  1. Simply Fred

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    “…if anyone can turn BS into money, it’s Boras.” Can it fit on a T? Classic!

    If anyone is tempted to BS themselves that drafting a catcher early is a good thing…I drafted Napoli in the 4th rd.

    Napoli’s line:
    70GP:37R/12HR/30RBI/0SB/.236
    dropped him July 5
    11 streamed catchers since:
    68GP:33R/14HR/34RBI/1SB/.257

    Don’t Borass yourself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @simply fred, Ha… Thanks! Nice work on the catcher front… Yeah, no reason to draft one…

  2. WelcomeToEarf says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Trying to win my championship… been burned by the SON a time or two, so I was hoping for some wisdom from the master himself. Who would you consider streaming and in what order would you rank ‘em?

    9/27:
    Casey Kelly, SD vs. LAD (Capuano)
    Tommy Hanson, Atl vs. Mia (Turner)

    9/28:
    Jeff Francis, Col @ LAD (Kershaw)
    Will Smith, Kan @ Cle (Huff)

    9/29:
    Kyle McPherson, Pit vs. Cin (Leake)

    Thanks, and thanks for all the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WelcomeToEarf, Kelly, Hanson…Rest are bad…

  3. charlie hustler says:
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    Deep AL-only league has Smoak and Canzler available for a last-minute attempt to add some power. You mention Smoak, but he’s going to be hitting in pitcher havens, while Canzler will be at home the rest of the way.

    Any reason to take Canzler over Smoak, given the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @charlie hustler, I’d take Canzler, sure… Mentioned him two days ago…

  4. Lines says:
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    Is there any rational argument to be made for starting Morrow against the Yankees tomorrow? I’m in the finals of my H2H league, and could use the K’s, IP and a QS… but it’s not worth blowing up my ratios, is it? Especially if he only goes a couple innings, doesn’t K many, and doesn’t get the quality start. Which will probably happen. Yeah. You’re right. I probably shouldn’t start him.

    Good talk. Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lines, Nope… I wouldn’t go near him… Agreed, good talk…

      • Lines says:
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        @Grey, thanks. Also, that Boras line was gold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

          • Lines says:
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            @Grey, sooooonovabennnnnnnnnnnnch!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dah… Sorry, brother man…

  5. TheNewGuy says:
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    Ha great Boras line re Valverde.

    To start (Mustachi) Iwakuma or not to start @ Angels today. 16 team H2H ive got 7 starters but missed Yu’s start this week so tryibg to decide if I need to gamble in a tough matchup today. Currently leading ERA/WHIP but he’s got W’ and K’s so far. Start him or play it safe?

    Still havent fathomed how ive managed to get to the finals without Stanton or freakin Tulo.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Not too shabby line about Altuve either:

      “Jose Altuve – 1-for-4 with his 6th homer.  Antonio Alfonseca, “Hey, that’s a handful of homers.” Ha! Antonio 6 fingers Alfonseca… im sure someone shouldve complained to MLB that having 6 fingers to pitch gives you an advantage. He shouldve made up some new pitches that noone else could throw!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Thanks…and thanks! I wouldn’t start Iwakuma in an away game…

  6. nightpandas says:
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    Start all today? 15 team league….

    Latos vs Mil
    Dickey vs Pit
    Morrow vs NYY

    • joe from pt pleasant says:
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      @nightpandas,

      id sit morrow for sure…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas, Yeah, just Morrow sits…

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    I don’t see EJax on the SON. He’s starting tomorrow at Philly. Would you put him ahead of Vogelsong or Hudson?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian, my bad, looks like he’s at STL. Same question, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Over Vogelsong, not over Hudson…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy updated SON…

  8. Sparks says:
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    Who will have a better day?

    B. Phillips Vs. Peralta
    E. Aybar Vs. Iwakuma

    Thanks for the help this year….Great site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sparks, E… Thanks, no problem….

  9. Uncle Larry says:
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    Nice on the Hosmer ulcer!

    Would you throw Capuano @SD and Corbin @SF? 14 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Uncle Larry, Thanks! I’d throw both…

  10. Dale Gribble says:
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    Hey Grey – Would you start Wainwright in either or both of his last two starts, tomorrow vs Nats and Oct 3rd vs Reds? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dale Gribble, I’d start him in both…

  11. slew says:
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    Looks like Scherzer is a no-go on Friday. Smyly to replace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slew, Figures… He shouldn’t have started the last game…

  12. slew says:
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    Nice on the Hosmer ulcer!

    Would you throw both Capuano @ SD and Corbin @ SF? 14 teams
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slew, I answered Uncle Larry…

  13. Beau says:
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    Grey — Currently sitting in 1st in 10 team 5×5 mixed league with a 0.5 pt margin. Got about 100 IP left and will probably fall short if I don’t make any moves. Im 1st in K/ERA, 2nd in WHIP, 3rd in SV, but have only 4 pts in W. What would be your suggestion to try and gain a couple points in W (probably 1-2 pts max is possible at this point) or stave off anyone from catching me in other cats. Basically what is the best use of those IP? Stream a couple starts, grab a bunch of MRs?

    • Grey

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      @Beau, You have to stream SPs…

  14. Cheese says:
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    Wow the number of comments certainly die down this late in the year!

    So Scherzer has been scratched from his Friday start. I’m in the finals of my H2H league (runs 1.5 weeks as you probably know) so I need to replace his start this week. I also have Niese @ATL who I’m thinking of replacing. Based on the stream-o-nator, and your personal intuition, which match ups do you like best? (in brackets are stream-o-nator scores) Pick 3 for the remainder of the week…

    Niese @ATL (104)
    Hudson vs NYM (112)
    Griffin vs SEA (109)
    Blanton vs COL (114)
    Nolasco vs PHI (111)
    Straily vs SEA (99)
    Sanchez @MIN (Sunday stream-o-nator not updated yet)

    Categories affecting SP are: W, QS, ERA, WHIP, K, and K/BB

    I’m currently leaning towards Sanchez, Blanton and Griffin.

    We are tied with 1 win each, I’m leading by 15 K’s, I’m leading by 2 QS, I have a sizeable lead in ERA and WHIP, and K/BB is pretty close.

    By the way, love the stream-o-nator tool!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese, Hudson, Niese, Griffin

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, Hudson, Anibal, Griffin…

  15. Pochucker says:
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    Although Im still in H2H playoffs im already thinking about next year. League rules let me keep one player drafted or picked up from FA for next year only. Who would be your early favorite fronm the following group.

    Altuve
    Davis,I
    Aybar,E
    Rutledge
    Zimmerman,J (I hate pitchers)
    Kubel

    Thanks as always your the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pochucker, Zimmermann or Davis… Thanks, no problem…

  16. Pochucker says:
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    meant to write drafted in 10th rd or later

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pochucker, Gotcha

  17. John Axford Meat Stache says:
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    Better add for the rest of the week? Need some LF help with CarGo down….

    McLouth, Dirks, or Canzler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John Axford Meat Stache, McLouth

  18. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    Drop Nelson Cruz after today for Delmon Young?

    Cruz is playing in Texas which is good, but not so much when you are facing Weaver, Greinke, and Ervin Santana…

    Delmon has been hitting, his team is playing meaningful games, and he is facing the Twins pitching staff which is a joke… Diamond, Walters, and Hendricks…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, Sure, give it a whirl…

  19. L-Boogie says:
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    Is it just me or should all games be day games for the last week of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie, Hmm… Why?

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey, So I don’t have to wait so long to watch baseball. And so I can check scores and stats instead of doing work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How about doubleheaders for every team all week long?

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey, Triple headers. A series a day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why stop at three? There’s no four game serieses?

              • Hondo says:
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                @Grey, Legalize stimulants and let ‘em gooble greenies old school style and play 24/7.
                They don’t even mess up your vision like energy drinks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, the 80’s show us that… Not even sure why there needs to be innings… One long game from April until October. Play ball!

                  • L-Boogie says:
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                    @Grey, Now THAT’S funny. Way to think outside the box.

                    You know we’d be asking you who to stream for the 3AM pitching change.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Grey, do you think Daniel Nava comes in as a replacement by 6 AM on May 22nd?”

  20. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    How do you feel about Wandy on Sunday @ Cincinnati?

    • joe from pt pleasant says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant,

      My mistake, he is home vs cinci…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like it…

  21. Men-in-Cleats says:
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    For your All-Disapointment team you’d absolutely have to find spots for Matt LaPorta, Brett Wallace, James Loney, and maybe Iannetta at catcher. I’d also think guys that used to be good but then continued to drag down everyone that took a chance on their “comeback” would qualify. If you expanded to include those guys you have several years of disappointment from guys like Grady Sizemore, Travis Hafner, and all but one of the last half dozen years from Vernon Wells.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure about Loney, but the other names are solid… Especially LaPorta… What could’ve been if he actually did what he was supposed to… Yeah, the Hafner, Sizemore, Wells trifecta are their own category… Guys that were good and you keep waiting for it to happen again…

  22. Just Say No to Waves says:
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    My season has been over for almost a week. I am looking to pick up some guys before the end of the week for next year (Dynasty Keeper).

    Who would you pick up for next year and going forward

    AJ Griffin
    David Phelps
    Jorge De La Rosa
    Bronson Arroyo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin, Phelps, dlR…

  23. Rick Grimes says:
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    Closers!

    Blah Blah Meaningless backstory as too why closers are on the Wire Blah Blah

    Who are your favourite available closers for the last 2 series.
    Pick at least 2 Please and Thanks

    Perkins (Det @ Tor) – W Lopez (@ Mil @ Cubs) – League (Col, SF)
    Bailey (@Bal @NYY) – Janssen (NYY, Min) – Reed (TB, @ Cle)
    Storen (@Stl, Phi) – Hernandez (Cubs, Col)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Janssen, Reed, Perkins…

  24. Rick Grimes says:
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    Thanks for answering the last question. I have one more for you if its not too much to ask. And this one will have a pre question ramble!

    As tomorrow is the last day of 2 start pitchers (presuming each guy actually throws on Wednesday aswell) I thought I might pick your brain on who if any of the last 2 starters you like.

    Tillman (Bos @TB (On 3 days rest on Tuesday?)
    Beaven (@Oak, LAA)
    Huff (KC, CWS)
    Diamond (Det, @ Tor)
    Francis (@Lad, @Ari)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Don’t think Tillman will pitch more than a few innings next week if at all… He would be my choice if it was guaranteed… Otherwise, Diamond, but I don’t love him…

  25. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    The Alfonseca line got me – well done, sir (it’s freakily unnatural and nightmare-inducing though). The podcast was very entertaining, but Adam Jones in the first? I realize that you seemed to be mock-drafting on the fly, but still. It’s crazy that I have two money leagues, an RCL, and a yahoo league coming down to the wire and I’m already thinking about next year as well. Keep feeding the sickness, brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Yeah, will feed it all offseason long… Honestly, that mock didn’t have much bearing on reality… I didn’t have anything in front of me and didn’t even follow who was being taking and who was available…

      • Big Magoo

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        @Grey, Yeah, it seemed like it was on the fly for you guys. It basically just showed how much thinner offense is getting with each passing year. I’ll probably grab five or six bats before I take someone like Lee/Wainwright/Bum/Cain/whoever falls as my ace.

        P.S. I told you that Christine would win MasterChef

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it did show that… There’s no damn 1st basemen… Very scary to think I was looking at Trumbo in the 3rd round… Yeah, good call on MasterChef, still waiting for the scandal to hit that she’s not blind…

          • Big Magoo

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            @Grey, You called it too, if I remember correctly. It won’t be revealed that she could see all along until just before next season’s premiere to drum up ratings. Oh, and I’m definitely grabbing a first baseman early and someone like Lawrie or Sandoval later to man the hot corner…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not sure how much later those guys are gonna go… I could see grabbing Ike Davis later… But a lot of people might be thinking that… Christine’s gonna slip up one of these days… She’s gonna go to sign her cookbook and turn it right side up to sign it and the gig will be up…

              • Big Magoo

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                @Grey, I didn’t mean the later rounds, but maybe two rounds or so later than they were drafted this year – 6th for Lawrie, 7th for Sandoval. Something like that. Lawrie was a trendy, overrated guy this year and he might be a little undervalued next year I think. Panda is seen as injury-prone and will fall a little bit. I just see a few more decent mid-round options at third than first. First base is a complete wasteland after the top guys.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hear ya… Agreed… A wasteland for sure…

  26. Heyward Bound says:
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    @ Grey

    What do you think about Halladay @MIA on Saturday? In a close race for 1st between 3 teams. I need W’s, K’s, and WHIP.

    Start him or find a streamer?

    • Grey

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      I’d start him…

  27. royce! says:
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    If you believe that people would be interested in listening to three guys mock draft 4 teams in September (clearly I am one of those people), you’ll probably find this interesting: One of my RCLs will likely be decided on the last day of the season. AVGs are close at .2708, .2711, and .2718, and RBI at 1006, 1007, and 1008. I’m tied for first with the team that has 1008 RBI, and am only contending because I grabbed Smoak and Carlos Pena (only for one game for the latter), and have been streaming Ike Davis.

    I’m sure glad that I have fantasy baseball, because as a Padres and Mariners fan, I would probably not have watched any baseball over the last four months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not curious to see whether Yonder gets 10 homers? Geez, fair-weather! Yeah, our money league is crazy close in like five categories, but wins are the only thing that really matter with the leader… So damn frustrating when least predictable thing is going to be the deciding factor…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Ha! The entire city is waiting with bated breath!

        I feel you on wins…and although it’s not equally frustrating, I could lose this league if my team can’t keep its average above that of a team that seems to have been abandoned immediately after the draft…seriously, dude has made no moves and has started Bard, Tulo, Crawford, Danks, etc., all year, yet somehow he’s in 7th place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He took your whole auto-drafting thing to a new level!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey, True, kind of a reductio ad absurdum proof that it’s not the best idea…Back to wins- I would think that two pitchers combining to pitch 14.2 innings with a 1.84 ERA and .61 WHIP would net me at least one…Flippin’ wins.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Up until about two weeks ago we had the best ERA, WHIP and Ks… We were middle of the pack for Wins… Why do I feel like this is Mel and Russo comparing scars?

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey, A Lethal Weapon 3 joke? I don’t want to be either Mel or Russo, so I’m just gonna stop complaining…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Too late, you’re Mel…

                  • royce! says:
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                    @Grey, Fine, but I’m going to preemptively blame the booze.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just thought of a good Halloween costume… Mel Gibson with a yarmulke…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @Grey, If you can’t beat em, join em!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Even better, if he wore a yarmulke…

  28. Hondo says:
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    Drop Bruce or Smoak(pitchers parks as someone pointed out above)for Canzler as UT/bench guy? Bruce is sucking bad(0-3 so far today,1HR last 2 weeks) and since the Reds clinched I figure he’ll sit a couple vs. lefties and only get to suck against righties.

    Hopefully we’ll some good news tonight and my outfield will be Giancrowded tomorrow so I can grab a MR(holds) instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Bruce for Canzler…

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey, My 4th round choice(sad face because I just hit myself in the head again) is now on the waiver wire.
        Never again Mr. Bruce.Go take a refresher hairstylist course.

        Hopefully taking Greinke in the 3rd turns out to be the genius move I knew all along would be the key to winning my H2H league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, he did look nasty his last time out…

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey, So Bruce gets a hit his first at bat after I cut him.Oh well,he was on the bench anyway.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Of course he did… Freakin’ Bruce…

  29. Gator says:
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    Great column. For 2013, only can you rank these players in order: Ellsbury, Harper, BJ Upton, Lawrie, Weiters. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lawrie, Harper, Upton, Ellsbury

    • Carnac says:
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      @royce!, Excellent.

    • Hondo says:
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      @royce!, If only the last sentence ended “rely on the Tigers P”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Wow…

    • Prezii says:
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      @royce!, i actually lol’d at that…

  30. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Mike Adams had given up 1 HR this season; 3 more today (in two thirds of an inning).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great, just what we needed…

  31. Carnac says:
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    Mike Adams 8th inning against the A’s:

    Cespedes homers
    Carter strikes out
    Moss homers
    Donaldson strikes out
    Reddick homers
    Replaced by Koji Uehara

    Bray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blah

  32. Hondo says:
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    Effing Donaldson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, will have to check it out later…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, No! you must read it immediately!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If I saw twins instead of a Twin as the lead pic, I definitely would’ve…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Audrey and Judy Landers?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rawr! BTW, didn’t you just say Robot had gone ice cold… I think you woke him up…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, One of the few who knows what’s good for him.

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @Steve, Not to ruin your fantasy, but Audrey and Judy aren’t twins.

              • Steve says:
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                @VinWins, Oh – that just adds an extra frisson of interest…

  33. Steve says:
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    C’mon Smoak – I own you again now…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Ppppfftttt.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        David Blaine, your magic is real!

  34. letsgobravos says:
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    Correia…FUCK. Dude has been so solid and then shits the bed in the 5th inning today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, real ugly end line for him…

  35. Steve says:
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    OK, so I’m sitting Morrow. Now watch hm go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I would’ve known to pick him up…

  36. letsgobravos says:
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    SONOFABITCH…NatGio melting down in the 1st inning against the phils. 2 hits, 2 walks, 3ER in .2 IP.

    Thisisnothappeningthisisnothappeningthisisnothappening…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I really didn’t want to read that comment… He’s supposed to fix my Axford explosion…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Whew, Gio had me worried there for a minute. Got his shit together and pitched well for the next 5 innings. With that Corriea start, I really needed a gem from Gio today though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, was happy to see him get his shizz together, was definitely concerned… That’s probably it for him too…

  37. Steve says:
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    Brett Lawrie sighting.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Fuck! Sonavanbenched in one league. Should have checked the stupid lineup.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Guessing you’re seeing the game Morrow’s throwing, right?

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Pissed. Off.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You had to know it was going happen like this…

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey, I said as much.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup… Damn, Steve Magic, your abracadabras hurt.

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey, I suppose in the interests of fairness, I should point out that in one of the leagues I sat Morrow (the RCLORD) I did get vulture wins out of Benoit today AND yesterday…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Look at you, turning the luck around… Who are you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh!

  38. buzzdainer says:
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    I’m in a very deep keeper league, and one of my competitors just dropped Steve Cishek. Closers and most setup men (since we count holds) are owned in my league. What are Cishek’s chances of closing next season? I’m pretty sure he’s worth the add in my league, but I’m trying to determine whether he’d be worth spending a waiver claim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a slight chance he closes next year, probably about a 25% chance… I’d use the claim…

  39. jdbus says:
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    I need to keep two out of these four guys for my dynasty league next year. Who would you keep out of Aoki, Kubel, Pagan, and Cuddyer. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about the choices… Aoki, Cuddyer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow! So Correia’s line would’ve been even worse…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Geez, so I guess I was lucky he only got slapped around for 6 runs in the 5th…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly…

  40. Snider-Man says:
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    Bit of an off-the-wall question:

    In my keeper league I’ve been thinking about future aces I could try to trade for this off-season before their value explodes. I think I saw you mention Matt Harvey as a guy that could be a fantasy #1 starter at some point. Now #1 guys don’t grow on trees and typically don’t come out of nowhere, so is there anyone else off the top of your head that has potential to be really good as soon as 2013 that may be a bit under the radar right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not sure if Harvey’s gonna be a number one in 2013, I doubt it… Maybe down the road… Bundy has number one stuff, probably not for 2013… For 2013, a number one is a two or three this year… Think Gio in 2011 going into this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sell out!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I mean, good cause and all… But how dare he?!

        • Diamond Jim Gentile says:
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          @Grey,

          Good cause and now I know there is an American Mustache Institute. They are accepting nominations for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award, which “recognizes the man or woman who has best represented or contributed to the Mustached American community during the past year.”

          2011 winner: John Axford, a Canadian. Regression or the Goulet curse?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Goulet Curse, definitely… Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I cheated by reading the URL…

  41. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey…what are your thoughts on Travis Wood for tomorrow? I have 3 moves left in the finals so I’m leaning towards saving them until at least Sunday. I lead by 2 on Ws and 20+ on Ks so far, trailing on ERA and WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d save the moves…

      • letsgobravos says:
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        @Grey, Follow up, I’m tied 1-1 on saves and its 4-4 overall for the week. Currently have 3 closers and my opp. has 4. Would you grab a closer now or still wait until the weekend before making any more adjustments?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does your league go until only Sunday or until the end of the regular season?

          • letsgobravos says:
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            @Grey, End of the season, next wednesday.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d wait another day on the closers…

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