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The Brewers called up shortstop, Jean Segura.  Woohoo!  Now, on various teams, I have Domonic Brown, Mike Olt, Straily, Starling Marte, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters and some serious Short Eyes.  I’m basically the creepy guy hanging around the playground in my Astrovan, blasting “Hey Nineteen” wearing candy jewelry like I’m Mr. T.  “Psst!  Jean Segura, what kind of speed you got?  Hmm, sounds nice.  You wanna watch Bad News Bears Go To Japan?  I got a Betamax in the back of my van.  What do you mean, ‘Why am I squeezing your hamstrings?’  I gotta make sure they’re healthy to…uh, watch the movie.  Here, have a wax coke bottle and shut up.”  The rookie nookie is either gonna save some of my teams or I’m gonna go down in a blaze of upside glory.  Segura’s got solid speed and, at middle infidel, you should pick him up for that reason alone.  In 102 games, he had 37 steals in Double-A.  That’s it; that’s all you need.  Now, to further the case, he can maintain a solid average — think around .280.  He doesn’t strike out a whole lot.  Also, he has light power — 7 homers in Double-A.  He’ll probably be a bit more raw (rawer?) than the guy I’m about to compare him to, but he looks similar to…Wait for it… Here it comes…Shoot, I had it in my pocket but I changed my shorts…I know, I left it in my Buddhist sand garden that I built to assuage my Eric Hosmer stress… Here it is!  He looks like he could be Jose Altuve.  Over the course of a season, 7-10 homers, 25-30 steals and a .280-.300 average.  For now, I’d just grab him because of his position eligibility and upside.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Todd Helton – Shut down for the season with a bad hip.  Trainers are still deciding whether to fix the hip and send Helton to stud or shoot him.  While the former might net a future All-Star, the latter would ensure he could be the clubhouse glue in perpetuity.

Manny Banuelos – Yankees shut him down for the season after he threw in 6 games this year.  Cashman said he’s got a full set of Banuelos Rules that echo Joba Rules, only instead of not pitching him in back-to-back games, Banuelos can’t pitch in back-to-back months.

Santiago Casilla – Right after I posted all the major league closers, Bochy announced the Giants would go with a closer-by-committee.  The only thing done better by committee is jerk seasoning, but we’re talking about Bochy here and he’s known for his jerk reasoning.  I grabbed Affeldt in one league where I need saves and I’d look at Romo too, if he were available.  I wouldn’t drop Casilla in most leagues either, unless you’re stocked with closers and don’t need the headache.

Erick Aybar – 3-for-4, 2 runs as he was activated from the DL.  Yeah, but Trout stole three bases!  All right, enough about him.  So, Erick Aybar doesn’t have 19 homers and 36 steals after missing one month of the season and he’s not hitting .348 with a .411 OBP, but he could provide some nice value at MI.  Something Trout can’t claim.  It’s the one thing.  But I’m sure he’s working on it.

Jered Weaver – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks to move his record to 15-1.  You know, I’m not sure the Cy Young voters are gonna care that his ERA and xFIP don’t match up.  Well, Keith Law might.

Zach McAllister – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER and 7 unearned runs.  Holy ticker shock!  I said you should be looking to drop McAllister after his last start and now that’s a double affirmative.  You gotta love when your pitcher is due to regress but ends up giving up a crapton of unearned runs, bailing you out.  BTW, if you went to Ticker Shock in the glossary, you’ll notice more pronunciations courtesy of Awesomus Maximus’s daughter.  I especially enjoy Cuddle Boy.

Erik Bedard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 Hits, 0 Walks, 5 Ks, ERA is at 4.53.  Belch, for sure.  When you’re done expelling your gas, you’ll see that if you throw out two terrible starts, his ERA is 3.39 on the year.  And if I were two inches taller I’d be dating a supermodel and dining in the Hamptons with my friends, who call me Gré.

Travis Snider – Has now sat out back-to-back games.  Damn, no matter what he can’t get playing time.  Snider could be traded to the Astros and get benched so they can start an extra catcher, you know to back up passed balls.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Markakis!  Let’s just say when I started the blog “Markakis!” had a lot different tone to it.  Now it sounds sarcastic.  Or like Kramden yelling at Norton in the Greek Honeymooners adaption, which would star Andy Milonakis and Constantine from American Idol.  Let’s call it, “The Greek Yogurt with Honeymooners.”

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, now has a 2.85 ERA.  I think that’ll surprise some people.  He’s still pitching above his head.  Well, he’s not a sidearmer.  Cute, Random Italicized Voice.  I mean, he can’t keep this up.  That’s what she said!  What?  I do now hope he gets out of 2012 with an ERA that pretty, so he’s surely overdrafted next year and don’t call me Shirley.

Ben Sheets – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA is at 1.41.  As the Party Rock Crew would say, Sheets! Sheets!  Sheets!

Prince Fielder – 2-for-3 and his 19th homer.  Now hitting .313 and has 80 RBIs.  Where’s the love for the big man?  He doesn’t eat meat.  For a 400 pound man that should be enough.

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 14 Ks vs. the Yankees.  Nancy Reagan’s astrologer saw this game and he thought it was a vision of October, but he’s senile.

Jake Westbrook – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks and the win.  You can pick your nose, you can pick your friends but you can’t pick streamers like the Stream-o-Nator.  In the movie adaptation of Razzball, the Stream-o-Nator will be played by Kevin Dunn as seen on Luck.

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-4 with a slam & legs.  If an Astro gets a slam & legs, does it make a sound?  No, no it doesn’t.

Jon Jay – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs with 4 singles, which perfectly encapsulates The Federalist.  He did homer on Saturday though, so this might be the start of a little something-something.  Emphasis on the ‘little’ and first ‘something.’

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 17th homer and now hitting .329.  You in March, “Hey, Grey, you ever write for Scientific American cause it’s all smart and crap like you?  Any the hoo!  Posey in the 4th round — yay or nay?”

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in the last three games (slightly misleading, because he was in Coors this weekend).  Still, he looks like he’s trying to boost his overall season numbers with a late season charge.  I’d look at him if he’s available in shallower leagues, though he does seem like a guy that would be on abandoned fantasy teams.

Eric Young Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Supposed to be an everyday starter now that Helton and Cuddyer are out, but so was Colvin and the Rockies played Matt McBride at 1st.  Basically, Snider and Eric Young Jr. could go start their own team and whoever they hire to manage won’t start them.

Matt Garza – As I speculated yesterday after reading shizz elsewhere, sounds like Garza is done for the season.  How did I know?  Does my mustache cover a 2nd brain?  Is my brain the model for the rover, Curiosity?  Nah, he’s a pitcher with an elbow injury and it’s August.

Jeff Francoeur – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  I grabbed him in one league in case this is the start of one of his patented hot streaks that Ty Wigginton is suing him over because he patented it first.  Both homers were off lefties, so I don’t think there’s much to see here yet.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks. Nice solid start and he only threw 101 pitches so Sale was *pinkie to mouth* economical.

Gordon Beckham – 1-for-3 with his 10th homer, now batting .228.  Not totally sure how he’s still in the majors.  He’s gotten by with so little for so long we should call him Gordon Kardashian.

Yu Darvish – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 15 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Luckily, he didn’t sign with the Yankees or the headlines would be, “Yu Suck.”

Elvis Andrus – Out of Monday’s game with a sore shoulder, but should be good to go on Tuesday.  Hey, that’s today!  Hey, Tuesday, say hello to your mother for me.

Ryan Kalish – 1-for-3 with his 2nd steal in as many games.  Kalish must’ve stole the Jewish deli karma from Kipnis.  Wait until the Padres call up Pete Bialy!

Justin Morneau – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  Hitting over .400 in August (yeah, it’s a small sample size) and he hit .315 in July.  Guess he was sick of the ref raising his arm to see if he was still conscious.

Ryan Doumit – 2-for-4 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  FWIWuertz, Doumit has more RBIs and fifteen points in average on Morneau.  Take that information and seventy cents and you can’t make a phone call because payphones no longer exist.

Ben Revere – 4-for-5, 3 runs and 1 RBI.  I’m guessing he’s like Lind in the inverse.  As long as youse don’t pick him up, he’ll keep hitting on my team.  Hey, what’s that next blurb?  Votto news?  Go read that!

Joey Votto – Running at close to full speed.  Sounds like my Hyundai.

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-4 with his 1st homer, P.C.  That’s Post Cortisone.  Can we inject Hosmer with some cortisone?

Jarrod Parker – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Guys and four female readers, the mediOAKers are taking their name to a whole different place as they all look like they should be shut down (except Straily).

Eric Stults – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  After the game, Eric Stults was bragging about how he looked Some Kind of Wonderful, then he made out with an androgynous mechanic in overalls.

Giancarlo Stanton – Supposed to return today.  NSndn;canjd xani…Sorry, was trying to write with my fingers crossed.

From Around The Web

  1. Karma Police says:
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    I need to replace Garza’s expected innings with another SP in a 13 team roto league where my main concerns are maintaining ERA and WHIP. I’m pretty well off on Ks so that isn’t a huge concern right now. The names I’ve seen frequently mentioned in the comments (Medlen, Straily, Detweiler) that would seem to be suggested adds are already gone.

    You may have better suggestions but the options look to be guy like Jason Vargas, D.Holland, C.Richard, WY Chen, Colon, Beavan, Corbin, Feldman, DeVries, and Blanton.

    Brett Anderson is out there if you think that hoping for his healthy return next week is the best way to go. Liriano is also there but I’m ‘fraid.

    Thanks in advance. As always, thanks for the great site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Karma Police, Vargas… Thanks!

  2. royce! says:
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    Hilarious as ever, Gré.

    I found a payphone yesterday. It was at the end of the road that runs along the Napali Coast. So if you need to make a call, there’s a direct flight from LA to Kauai, and you just take the main road north until it ends.

      • royce! says:
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        @Steve, Ha! I’m definitely making Cleveland my next vacation destination!

        • Steve says:
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          @royce!, Apologies to all Cleveland natives for posting it, but that vid never gets old for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!, Thanks! Ha…I Googled payphone and it actually took me one East to St. Louis. Figures since I can’t drive over the water…

  3. radiohead says:
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    Who do you like for a utility spot in NL-only – EYJr, Maxwell, Wallace or McBride? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @radiohead, Young

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, Wallace unless you need steals then Young…

  4. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS), 4-player keeper (only players drafted after the 1st 4 rounds), NK= not keeper eligible

    How would you rank my keepers? I would guess Rios, Bum, Jennings, Butler, Garza, Peavy.

    C-Doumit
    1B- Fielder (NK)
    2B- Kinsler (NK)
    3B- A-ram (NK)
    SS- Espinosa
    MI- Cozart
    CI- Butler
    OFx5- Rios, Jennings, John Jay, Marte, Domonic Brown
    UTIL- Youk
    BN- Chris Young, Olt
    DL- Bonifacio, Scott

    SP- Kershaw (NK), Bum, Peavy, Fiers, Lynn, Holland, Cahill, Estrada, Medlen, Straily
    RP- Soriano, Cook, Frieri, Holland
    DL- Garza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Bum, Butler, Jennings, Rios… Not great, friend…

      • Project_Badass says:
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        @Grey, Thank you very much and I know, buddy…Ive been trading away all of my good keepers for top tier non-keepers because I have made a deep playoff run each of the last 3 years.

        Do you think it would be foolish to trade away Butler or Rios to get Justin and/or BJ Upton, both who are not keeper eligible?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see them being that huge of a difference for the rest of this year to trade in a keeper…

  5. ruah says:
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    Drop Furcal for either one of Segura or Aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ruah, Segura

  6. Abdoozy says:
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    Speaking of StreamONator high fives:

    Eric Stults, SD. #3 rated on SoN for 8/6. Yes, it took balls the size of the wheelbarrow Les Miles hauls his around in to start Stults, even if he is a Hodgepadre at Petco facing the cubs..

    Result: 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 K and the win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Abdoozy, Yup

  7. All Braun No Brains says:
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    So a guy offered me puljos, wright, stanton, and saltalamachia. For Molina, Aramis Ramirez, Hamilton, Goldy, Street, Chishek. I have a tone of hitting depth but is this too much? would you do it? Trying to get rid of depth and upgrade in talent at positions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @All Braun No Brains, Looks decent…

  8. Marqo says:
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    You know who’s talking…

    Since you made Jered Weaver a SELL:
    2 Starts – 2 Wins –> SHUTOUT today…

    19 Starts – 1 Loss

    CY YOUNG!

  9. DaddyAoki says:
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    Segura or Aybar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DaddyAoki, Segura

  10. chunk says:
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    ROS:

    Frazier, Callaspo, or Vitters?

    Straily or Medlen?

    ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk, Frazier… Medlen

  11. Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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    Just finished reading your eBook Grey.

    You is one fucked up dude. and i love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alyssa Milano’s Boyfriend, Ha, thanks!

  12. Racehorse says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in 1st place in a H2H 16 team dynasty mixer…

    Should I Drop Nova for Straily?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Racehorse, Yup

  13. JungleMike says:
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    I’d like to piggy back on all the other Segura / MI questions…. is he better ROS than Furcal/Aybar/Decalso/any other tight jean MI left on waiver wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JungleMike, I’d go with him…

  14. mH says:
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    Such a lack of love for Weaver, not on any of your rosters I take it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mH, Just going off the stats…

  15. Anthony says:
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    What happened to the Android app? Just got a nrw phone and cant find it on the market. I used it every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony, Not sure, need to have a proper one made…

  16. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey, Seeing as how Yahoo sucks with their match up predictor, have you thought about doing a reverse stream o nator? Essentially something that looks at the stream o nator and then lays out the top hitters for the day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Gotta ask Rudy…

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey, Can I call into the podcast as he seems to never be around anymore? None-the-less, run it by him as I think it could be useful and certainly a better match-ups tool than Yahoo’s POS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was on vacation last week… I’ll show him your comment and see what he says…

          • @Grey, I think it’d be a lot tougher to do a streaming hitter rater as i’d need access to data we don’t have right now like L/R splits and whether a guy is in the starting lineup. Something on the longer-term roadmap…

  17. knighttown says:
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    Got to drop two guys today to make room for Longoria and Stanton (yay!). In a vacuum shaped like a 12 team, daily league:

    -Drop Perkins or Wilton Lopez (have reed and Wilhelmsen) so room for one
    -Drop Boesch, Ludwick, Olt, Minor, Medlen, Straily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Perkins… Ludwick

  18. schlitzy says:
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    Can you rank the following ROS for SB – Rajai davis, Coco Crisp, brett jackson, Carlos Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, Crisp

  19. Eddie says:
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    San Diego is considering moving in the fences this offseason. They’ll kill every informed fantasy player’s favorite pitching market inefficiency!

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Eddie, Might mean they actually have a fantasy relevant hitter on the flip side though. Maybin particularly has been killed by Petco this year, Headley too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie, Yeah, I heard… Will see the difference when I believe it…

  20. schlitzy says:
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    14 team keeper league. I can deal either harper or Justin Upton for Jose reyes and CJ Wilson, but I won’t be able to keep reyes. I am in 2nd, 10 points out of first and I have alot of points I can add in SB. Would you give either upton or harper for reyes in this situation? thanks, friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schlitzy, I’d hold

  21. Cahhhhh-stanza says:
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    Could Gallardo be any less consistent?

    On a July 21 start versus the Reds, he goes 5.2 and gives up 4ER with 1K.
    Fast Forward to last night, the SON has his score at a 101, and after a weekend of Matt Harvey and Chris Perez wrecking my pitching ratios, I opt to not start Gallardo versus the red hot Reds. So he gets the W last night while going 7IP and allowing only 1ER, Really?????

    Harvey can’t tame the the 2012 equivalent of Muderers Row in Petco, and Gallardo breezes through the Reds without issue. Maddening I tell you, Maddening!

    So if I sit Straily, does that guarantee a solid outing for him? Please send all your donations to

    Please Sit Dan Straily (PSDS) Foundation
    c/o Jackoff who can’t figure out fantasy baseball pitching
    PO BOX 666
    Anywhere. USA

    • BoneFace w/ no Harmony says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza, I watched G-Man last night, and he was very fortunate to only give up one run. He gave up a lot of hits, stranding multiple base runners at least three times. On top of that, the ump wasnt calling the corners, so he threw down the middle and had a lot of warning track balls. Still looked good, but makes me weary heading into the stretch…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cahhhhh-stanza, Ha!

  22. TheNewGuy says:
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    Good stuff, always like these prospect call-up posts as they help us snag them before others do.

    Got the yawnstipating Ever-Cab at MI in my 16 teamer, gamble on Segura over him until Tulo comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Thanks! Go with Segura

  23. EL_Commodore says:
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    Tulo and Bonifacio on the DL, need a SS… Segura or Alexei Ramírez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EL_Commodore, Segura

  24. weas says:
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    Lorenzo Cain or Dexter Fowler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @weas, Cain

  25. El Famous Burrito says:
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    The Stream-o-nator says to start Porcello vs the Yankees. I have my reservations, but I’m going to do it…

    Trust Fall!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Famous Burrito, Good luck!

    • Prezii says:
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      @El Famous Burrito, you=crazy! But good luck indeed..

  26. BoneFace w/ no Harmony says:
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    Would you drop Corbin for Affeldt? Basically my last SP at a chance for some saves I could use.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BoneFace w/ no Harmony, Yup

  27. Rob says:
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    Grey who performs better down the stretch rookie Marte or Andy Dirks?

    Thanks.

    Rob

    • Nuggets says:
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      @Rob, I hope Marte, I need the bags

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob, Marte

  28. dans uggla says:
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    For MI Rank ROS please: boneface, seager, segura, cozart, Dee Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dans uggla, Segura, Cozart, Seager

  29. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    I currently have Hanley at SS and Espinosa at 2B.

    I’d like to flip Hanley for a SP. Would Segura at 2B and Espinosa at SS be that much of a difference?

    • Eddy says:
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      @Eddy, Decided to do it. Traded Hanley and Demster for Dickey.

      • HotRod says:
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        @Eddy,

        for Dickey??? Good luck with that one…

        • Eddy says:
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          @HotRod, Curious as to why you think that.

          Pretty sure I can convince you as to why Dickey side is better, but I’d like to hear your opinion.

  30. later tater says:
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    hey grey, as always love the site

    what do you think of this proposal:

    beckett, lester, a craig (us) for votto (them)

    it seemed a bit much for a player on the dl in august w/o a rehab assignment, even with votto’s stats

    also, i dont’t want to lose craig now, as he is replacing slumping kipnis at 2b
    thinking of offering 1 of the p’s and quentin instead, and offering both p’s w/o a bat if needed

    std yahoo 12 team h2h league, thinking of having votto in playoffs
    batting is good, pitching is shaky, but these 2 pitchers are not great this year and are easily replaceable from the waiver wire, right (go stream o nator!)?

    p.s. – got straily on waivers

    thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @later tater, Thanks! I’d take Votto in the 2nd deal you’re thinking about offering…

  31. JK Smiles says:
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    Hmm… Rutledge, Aybar, or Espinosa ROS for my MI slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JK Smiles, Rutledge

  32. KayCee says:
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    Little late, but Old Nine Sevens!

    I don’t know how you keep this up day in and day out, but rock on baby! You rule!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KayCee, Ha, thanks!

  33. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Stream tomorrow: Cobb v TOR (Villanueva) or Kelly v SF (Vogelsong)? Stream-O-Nator gives a slight edge to Cobb. W and QS count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Cobb

  34. Grey love the site, funny as hell everyday, loving the podcast to berry and ravish are terrible. Just have a quick Q for ya.

    12 team h2h keep 7 at years end.

    cano/morneau/15th rd pick
    for
    kipnis/pence/9th round pick

    Need an early pick, as I sent my 8 and 9 away to get bautista yesterday, be brutally sarcastically honest, I’d expect nothing less. Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin, Thanks! Cano side…

  35. Grey's da man! says:
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    Do Miley and J Zimm have similar value? J Zimm by a little? A lot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, Zimm by a lot…

  36. J Money says:
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    Goldy just became available for some reason. Pick him up over Rizzo for my Util?

    Also, would you start Harvey vs ATl on Friday?

    Thanks for all the help.

    • J Money says:
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      OPS league and non keeper, not sure if that matters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J Money, Hold Rizzo… I’d start Harvey or drop him…

  37. The Real McCoy says:
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    Would you drop either McDonald and/or Detwiler for Sheets and/or Straily??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, I’d hold

  38. bobbo says:
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    If I could trade Felix for MadBum and David Price in a keeper I have to make that move, right?

    (We keep 3 SP and my current rotation includes Felix, Gallardo, Hanson, Matt Moore, and Baure who are keeper possibilities).

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo, 10man 6×6 (incl. holds) roto if that helps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo, Yeah, make the move

  39. jaw says:
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    are you starting straily tomorrow vs laa?

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @jaw, I’m assuming Grey is starting him. But does it even matter? S.O.N. is telling you to start him, and nobody effs with the S.O.N., son.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Chillmodious, Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Yup

  40. Chillmodious says:
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    I’m getting kinda impatient with Olt (read: the Rangers). Why call him up if you’re going to mix and match him in the lineup everyday? He’s given me some counting stats when in the lineup, but I think the presence of Moreland/Young/Beltre/Napoli is really hurting his ceiling, says Captain Obvious. I’m hurting on offense due to injuries to Joey Bats/Ruiz/Moustakas, so I’m wavering a bit on Olt when I’d ordinarily be holding the line.

    Should I drop Olt for Justin Maxwell (of all people, an Astro, I know), who has been hitting .290 since the break and putting up good counting stats over the past 2 weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, I’d give Olt another few days…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Hypothetical here: what if Olt continues to receive the same amount of off-and-on playing time, but is mostly solid when he does play? Is that preferred over a guy like Maxwell, who has been playing regularly and producing consistently for the last month?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Olt…

  41. The Spoon says:
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    Better turd sandwich for ROS in standard 5×5 league: Masterson or Ubaldo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Spoon, Masterson

  42. B.o.B says:
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    My closers are Putz, Casilla, Holland…would you drop Casilla for any of the following?

    Burton, Wilton Lopez, Affeldt, Perkins, Ogando?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Lopez

  43. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Need to replace the back end of my staff in a H2H limited-moves league where W and L both count. Need guys who’ll be reliable ROS since I can’t just ride the hot hand. Pick 2 out of: Sheets, Minor, Samardzija, Fiers, W Chen, D. Holland or Vargas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Sheets, Fiers

  44. jeff says:
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    @Grey: Brett Wallace or Carlos Lee ROS? Many thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jeff, Lee

  45. iheartstream-o-nator says:
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    1. Stream-o-nator you are my sun and stars, you’d be my moon too if you covered the whole fantasy scoring period for us weekly leaguers…but i still heart you

    2. Who gets the boot for Corbin, Leake or McAllister? McAllister has been pretty up and down but I think his next few starts are @OAK, @SEA, vsOAK, vsTEX, @MIN while Leake goes vsNYM, @PHI, vsSTL, @HOU, vsPHI. Hmmm drop Leake then re-add him for that @HOU start if I’m still in the playoofs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @iheartstream-o-nator, 1. Ha 2. Leake

  46. jaw says:
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    thoughts on this trade in a keeper league? im in third and am thinking about moving stras with the 160-170ip limit slowly approaching. 10 team h2h keeper (round in parenthesis)

    i give
    stras (7th rd)
    bauer (25th rd)

    i get
    price (7th rd)
    cliff lee (7th rd- prob wont be kept)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, Hold

  47. papasmurf says:
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    I wanted to stream someone… looked at MacAllister, whom I had recently dropped. Nearly pulled the trigger but passed. Went with Arroyo. Certainly was feeling good after Arroyo tossed 4 zeroes on the board and MacAllister got slammed. Then an hour later I checked back and wasn’t feeling so good. 2 ER for Mac and 5 ER for Arroyo?? Ya gotta me kidding me.

    This Mac is the biggest fraud this side of Madoff. The number of unearned runs he’s allowed are crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Ha! Yeah… Did you look at the Stream-o-Nator?

  48. Ryan says:
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    I am in a 20 team h2h dynasty league. Which is the best trade for my team?

    Melky and sabathia for morse sano wheeler

    Melky for sano and wheeler

    c jp arencibia
    1b prince fielder
    2b neil walker
    ss yunel escobar
    3b miguel cabrera
    inf michael morse
    lf carl crawford
    cf peter bourjos
    rf justin upton
    of carlos lee
    util travis snider
    bn jordany valdespin
    bn jurickson profar
    bn ryan lavernway
    Bn miguel Sano
    dl andrelton simmons
    dl evan longoria

    sp clayton kershaw
    sp yu darvish
    sp cliff lee
    sp aaron harang
    rp sean doolittle
    rp matt thorton
    rp matt belisle
    p joe kelly
    p dan straily
    p jared hughes
    bn barry zito
    bn zack wheeler
    dl anthony bass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan, CC

  49. Deadwoods says:
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    My closers are Johnson, Aceves, Holland and Casilla and can’t afford to carry Casilla if he has little fantasy value going forward. Would you drop him or hold? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, Drop

  50. alldayLT says:
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    7 keepers.
    $360 budget with 33 man rosters. pretty deep league. been so far out of it I’ve been dismantling whatever value i had in guys to get best keeper scenario. so I have to pick 7 of these guys and i can keep them for 5 yrs at a 10% inflation per yr.
    got some real good choices not sure what to do:

    $13 Buster Posey
    $7 Paul Goldschmidt
    $15 Jason Kipnis
    $6 Brett Lawrie
    $20 Adam Jones
    $3 Alex Gordon
    $5 Starling Marte
    $4 Mike Moustakas
    $5 Mike Olt
    $2 Trevor Bauer.

    • alldayLT says:
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      @Grey, I have arenado for $2 as well but he has been disappointing in the minors and i think i may just throw him back in with these other options

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @alldayLT, Posey, Goldy, Kipnis, Lawrie, Jones, Moose, Marte

        • alldayLT says:
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          @Grey, forgot to mention obp league. does that change anything?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @alldayLT, I could see Olt being above Marte if a job opens for him in the offseason…

  51. Swaz says:
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    ROS, Capuano or Beavan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz, Cap

  52. Jon says:
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    Can you choose 2 or 3 to start?

    Minor @ PHI today, Hughes @ DET, Lester v TEX, Straily v LAA tomorrow, Anibal v NYY…

    I know they’re not great matchups but I need to put some guys out there to keep up in Wins and Ks. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Straily, Hughes

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, no Minor, huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jon, Hmm… Yeah, okay, go with Minor over Hughes… None are good, as you said…

  53. Jon says:
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    How are you feeling about Bumgarner @ STL Thursday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, No feeling on it, why?

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, Cards are getting hot – swinging some bats. I was wondering if Bum’s still a solid start…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He just pitched a great game in Coors and he’s pitched well all year…

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @Jon, Bum is a must start everywhere.

  54. The Real McCoy says:
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    Are we starting Dempster in Boston today??

    His away ERA is just nasty 1.82 and he had Boston’s number last time out. However he has been regressing the last 3 weeks….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, I wouldn’t.

    • Carnac says:
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      @The Real McCoy, I wouldn’t start him until he shows some signs of life. You’re right about the regression; in many ways, his starts since coming off the DL were bigger negative flags than the trade to Texas.

  55. Project_Badass says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 (OBP, QS) moves limit of 50 (Im at 34)

    I have Emilo coming back in 2-3 weeks and have Cozart in my MI spot…Would you use a move to drop Cozart pick up Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project_Badass, Hold

  56. Niq Castro says:
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    A or B?

    A: trout / uggla
    b: cano / madbum / street

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Niq Castro, A

  57. Cheese says:
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    Pick 2

    Segura, Theriot, Jemile Weeks

    8×8 (H, BB, SLG)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese, Not Jemile

  58. B.o.B says:
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    Does Morales have a spot in the rotation or is it back to the bullpen for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, He doesn’t…

  59. kaiser soze says:
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    Grey- Choose a side por favor… Beltre or Bumgarner?

    • kaiser soze says:
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      ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kaiser soze, Beltre, depends on needs…

  60. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    snider or vitters for marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slightly confused by this question… Marte, Vitters… In that order… BTW, you ever see Picked Off? Stayed up to 1 AM watching that thing last night, wonderful…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, never seen it, was going to DVR it last night but I passed out watchie Louie. I smoked too much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Tivo it for sure, it’s great…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, am currently downloading two episodes to my DVR, set recordings for others.

            Do you actually have a real Tivo?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do! Lifetime package from 7 years ago…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, hehe, thats great. what kind of person does your Tivo think you are?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A well-rounded person with a terrible taste in TV…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, I remember watching an episode of King of Queens years ago and the Patton Oswalt character got a Tivo and it thought he was gay.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Yeah, sometimes I wonder why it records so many Lifetime shows… I only like Project Runway, geez…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, At least you get to watch a lot of Meredith Baxter-Birney.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She’s such a chameleon!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, yes, and a frequent visitor to some childhood wet dreams…I shouldn’t tell everyone these things

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll keep it between us…

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, and my childhood Dukes of Hazzard sheets

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Childhood?

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I outgrew the twin bed, gave up those, my star wars sheets and the ET sheets. But thats O.K. I still had my Bengi sleeping bag.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is that one with the real dog fur insulation? Sweet!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, made in Korea

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Of course!

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Grey, I’m glad you got that one

  61. RussB says:
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    Grey
    In a 12 team H2H, what SP do you view as fair value for Teixiera? I’m getting shit offers in my opinion. Best I’ve got is Matt Moore or Shields. I’ve lost Garza on the year and Dempster is in Arlington now. LaRoche and Pujols are taking up 1B and DH spots.

    Current rotation: Gio, AJ Burnett, Latos, Straily, Anibel Sanchez and Dempster.

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a lot more for Tex than Moore or Shields…

      • RussB says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. I totally do too. But these hillrods in my league are afraid to make deals. Guess Ill just sit tight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

  62. The Real McCoy says:
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    I have Longo currently on DL.

    Should I immediately move him into my lineup or allow him a few games to get his feet wet (I can hold him on DL as long as I want, but once I move him to bench or starting roster its over).

    If I love him to my active roster I would immediately have to drop Chris Johnson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Real McCoy, Leave him on your bench for a few

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or DL, excuse me…

  63. longbeachyo says:
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    Hey Grey, sorry if I missed it. But did you give ROS stats for Dan Straily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, there’s no ROS for Straily… Hope for a 2-something ERA and prepare to drop him after two bad starts…

      • longbeachyo says:
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        @Grey, Wow, ok. I wasn’t thinking that harsh. I’m expecting Samardzija type numbers… yeah?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Samardzija has been dropped by people after some tough outings…

  64. Lob Ball says:
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    Need a bench player for all categories:

    Marte, Boesch, or Segura?

    Thank-you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  65. longbeachyo says:
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    I’m thinking about offering Cain and Straily for Kemp… Fair? Good for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Kemp

      • longbeachyo says:
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        @Grey, Thanks, yo

  66. Hank says:
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    With SF switching to a closer committee, would you drop either B. Lincoln or D. Phelps to pick up Affeldt? I currently have Casilla and have rostered both Lincoln and Phelps for ratio help. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lincoln

  67. Matt says:
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    Good morning, please choose 2 for ROS util

    Moreland, Pagan, Dirks, Rajai Davis, Frazier

    R, HR, RBI, AVG, SLG, OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan, Frazier

  68. Cellar Door says:
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    H2H league. 6×6 with OPS and HRs Against the add-ons. If season ends today I’m the last team in the playoffs. Need to finish out strong. Cain, Rickie Weeks, and Morneau are sitting on the waiver wire (those three are probably the best available) and I have Ichiro and Swisher as my my two Utility players. Do you suggest dropping Ichiro for Cain (need to replace some SBs) or Swisher for Weeks/Morneau?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ichiro for Cain and Swisher for Morneau…

  69. crock says:
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    Will bautista come back this year? And would you trade dunn for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for him…

  70. Niq Castro says:
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    I’m riding three hot schmo’s right now… Revere, Gomez, Ludwick.

    Did I rank them right in terms of the length of the schmo leash ?

    I’m ready to drop Ludwicknow, but not quite yet on Gomez, and see no reason to consider dropping Revere at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did rank them right…

      • Niq Castro says:
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        @Grey, Thx – now stop staring at my schmo leash, that’s creepy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  71. Mouse Rat says:
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    Please rank these starting pitchers ROS (points league):

    Straily, Harvey, Corbin

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Harvey

  72. Jon says:
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    What kind of lines do you think we might see ROS from Stanton and Longoria? Pretty stoked to get both of them back today in one league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton: 10 homers, .280; Longoria: 4 homers, .300

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, cool. If you have a chance mind to look back up at Qs 52 and 53?

  73. aj says:
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    segura or seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Segura

  74. Fabalino says:
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    I think weavers era is like 0.08 since being a sell candidate. Annibals numbers are 3.99/1.30…you da man!

    • JB says:
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      @Fabalino, are you insinuating that Grey said at any point that Anibal is better than Weaver?

  75. LVHawk101 says:
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    ROS in a 5×5…Werth or Ichiro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  76. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Looking to gain a few more saves. Would you drop Hosmer, C Johnson, Ludwick or Span for Affeldt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ludwick if bench bat…

  77. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5:

    1) my Peavy, Minor and Rutledge for his Kemp

    2) my Gio and Middlebrooks for his Pujols

    3) better trade for me, 1 or 2?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp… I’d take Pujols… 3) 1

  78. Fabalino says:
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    Also that awesome 1st/2nd round dominant corner infield combo fielder/longoria have 23 combined homeruns. You da man!

    • JB says:
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      @Fabalino, dude, you’re a tool. I’m at or near the top of every league I’m in and have this site to thank for it.

  79. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    what the hell is a stress reaction? Is he stressed out cause he’s with the Cubs and didn’t get traded?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  80. RTP says:
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    Stanton activated off the DL today, who gets seat on bench btwn Adam Dunn, Morse, and Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunn

  81. Derrick says:
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    Your feeling change at all on Matt Moore? Got offered Adam Dunn for him today. Would you do that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, in most leagues I’d take Dunn…

  82. Ciao Grey — Desperate for saves with a group of closers that look like they come from the Island of Misfit Relievers: Wilton Lopez, Ryan Cook, Frank Frank, Cishek, and now Affeldt. I’ve got 5 closers or partial closers and all are ranked among your bottom 8 closers to own.

    How about trading one of them out for Isringhausen, Doolittle, or Strop? Any of those guys I have rostered that you’d just drop?

    This is in a 16-team redraft 5×5 roto league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ciao! I’d trade Frank-Frank or Affeldt for Doolittle… I’d drop Frank, otherwise…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Is Frank Frank’s prognosis that bad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just don’t think he’s very good and in a situation with Parnell… You know these end of the Brain Freeze closers, they could be okay or give you 2/3 IP and 4 ER…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, so true about those Brain Freezes. But I don’t know if that’s enough to cut ties with him for a guy who is, at this point, only theoretically part of a committee.

            I hate CBC, but this time of year is the worst. I hate having to ask myself to pick from Parnell, Casilla and Cook. I mean, really, how many saves are we talking about ROS? Likely not very many. That roster spot may be better used with another SP or bench bat.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly… Unless you’re in the position to gain a dire point, saves are a lot less necessary right now…

              • Carnac says:
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                @Grey, Sure, I’ve been jettisoning guys like that in some of my roto leagues. H2h leagues… that decision is more complicated and annoying.

  83. EK says:
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    detwiler or medlen?

    medlen or diamond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Detwiler…Medlen…

  84. JB (from the Hamptons) says:
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    Gre (with an accent grave),

    What do they call you on Martha’s Vineyard? And who should I drop out of Anibal, Niese, Haren and Fister to activate Giancarlo? Thx!

    • JB (from the Hamptons) says:
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      @JB (from the Hamptons), add Dunn, Harper and Stubbs to that list of potential drops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… On the Vineyard they call me Grey Kennedy… I’d lose Anibal…

  85. Booya says:
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    Would you trade andrus for wainwright? Can replace andrus with segura…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay, not crazy about it in most leagues…

  86. Jon says:
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    Which side ROS: Posey, C Johnson, Anibal, Putz or M Montero, Victorino, Morrow, Janssen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey…

  87. BoneFace w/ no Harmony says:
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    M Montero or Doumit ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  88. Deadwoods says:
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    Trade Scherzer (lots of K’s but killing ERA) and Adam Jones for Matt Moore then replace Jones with Revere off WW? I’m in a 10-team league, shallow so nobody will trade, 4th place but need pitching heading into playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a good trade…

  89. Ari says:
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    So I’m in a keeper league and someone just posted that he is looking for a power bat. I’ve been trying to flip Carlos Beltran for a while so of the following who would you say is the best long term keeper and would you trade Beltran for any of them:

    Kyle Lohse
    Roy Hallady
    Chris Capuano
    Yadier Molina
    Michael Bourn

    PS – I have no chance of winning this year so all I’m looking for is the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Halladay or Bourn…

  90. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H keeper, give Rizzo (can be kept in last round) for Latos (who I wouldn’t keep at his draft position)?

    I’m holding onto last playoff spot and have some offensive firepower coming back soon. With guys coming off the DL, Rizzo is about to move to my bench, and I could really use SP (Darvish and McDonald falling off the map, Hommy on DL), but Rizzo is really valuable at that price. If I can’t find better, make the deal, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Find a better deal…

  91. #1 contenda says:
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    yo greyman,

    how you rank pagan, ikedavis, ryan ludwick for Rest year?

    respeckt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan, Davis

  92. Derrick says:
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    Any thoughts on Desmond Jennings? He just isn’t hitting. When Rasmus comes back do I bench Jennings for Revere? Is Jennings still ownable in a 10-man, non-keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who you’re dropping him for, I’d prefer not to in most leagues though…

  93. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey – ROS Gio or Encarnacion? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, depends on needs…

  94. Derrick says:
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    Do you mind ranking the following out of Lester, Worley and P. Corbin?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worley, Lester

  95. Jon says:
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    Who should I start tonight between Snider, Frazier and Kendrick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  96. ABC says:
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    Who to drop for Stanton coming off DL? Rasmus, Suggiano, Torii Hunter, Brett Jackson, Marte, or Boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruggiano

  97. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5, 2-catcher league

    My Peavy, Rutledge, AJ Pierzynski, Middlebrooks for his Pujols, Lincecum, and Avila?

    If it matters, my other catcher is Sal Perez

    Thanks…again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pujols…

  98. Jon says:
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    Tillman, Corbin or McAllister ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  99. Parsnip says:
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    Dynasty – Brett Jackson or Starling Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  100. Bpro says:
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    Would you ditch Clippard for Holland in KC? I’m a bit concerned with the wildness and runs being exhibited in Was. Esp now that Storen is pitching the 8th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Holland

  101. potus says:
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    B.Wallace/Boesch OR Pagan/Freese?

    is it close?

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan, close enough…

  102. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Wow just looked at Crawfords numbers over the last week and a half… Do you think he is performing now that he was waived by the Sawx and is trying to build a case for next year? Like him ROS over any of these (@Util)
    Revere, span, Howard, robot, ludwick, Rutledge, boesch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him over Ludwick… He’s fine as long as he’s not hurt, but his elbow sounds like it could get hurt any day now…

  103. knighttown says:
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    With Longoria back I have an excess of 3B. Rizzo and Konerko are holding down my 1B/CI spots so Lawrie is expendable and in Canada, he should draw good value.

    I think I want to target my MI where I have Uggla, Andrus and Espinosa. The sad thing is I need exactly what Uggla usually offers…HR=RBI>AVG>Runs>SB. It’s a 12 team daily league.

    Tried a huge offer for Cano but no luck. Do I offer Lawrie for a powerful 2B?

    1) Lawrie and Latos for Kinsler
    2) Lawrie for Brandon Phillips
    3) Olt for Josh Rutledge
    4) Wait on Uggla to turn it around

    Who else might be a good target for Lawrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do 1…

  104. BoneFace w/ no Harmony says:
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    Gio or Halladay ROS?

    Sorry ive blown up the board a bit today but theyve been quick at least!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio….

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, it should be Boneface, Bunts and Halladay

  105. supra says:
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    “How did I know? Does my mustache cover a 2nd brain? Is my brain the model for the rover, Curiosity? Nah, he’s a pitcher with an elbow injury (on a team that hasn’t won a title in 150 years) and it’s August.”

    They could shut the stadium down and no one’s day would be miss a beat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe…

  106. Carlos says:
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    Please rank ROS.. Looking for an aid in Wins, ERA, and WHIP. K’s not really a concern.

    Fister, Scott Diamond, and Detwiler.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister, Detwiler…

  107. Turk Wendell says:
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    What do you think about my Espinosa + sweetener for his JUp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it…

  108. Hondo says:
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    Drop Espinosa or the shell of Rollins for Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  109. slew says:
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    Do you like Segura over Kelly Jo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need steals, yeah…

  110. Steve says:
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    Gah – had a deal all lined up to swap my A-Ram for Greinke, but then the other guy got cold feet because of A-Ram’s cortisone shot. Booo!

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Steve, I’m surprised he didn’t jump all over it given the magic these cortisone shots have been unleashing. (for the record, said magic is not the same as “Steve Magic”…that only gets unleashed when you play Jimmy Rollins. Which, by the way, please sit him again!)

      • Prezii says:
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        @Chillmodious, face it steve.. we all want you to sit rollins.. cant you just pick up rutledge or somethin?? Killin me smalls…

        • Steve says:
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          @Prezii, A double! The tide is turning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be happier that he got a cortisone shot…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I tried to tell him that, and that Zimm had had one, blah blah. But to no avail.

        I suppose he might be handy to have when Longo gets hurt again…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or when Longo sits every third day…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, right? A shot means a couple weeks of beast mode…

        • Steve says:
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          @Prezii, I’ve just had one. Can’t stop hitting 400-ft bombs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I’m saying…

  111. Chillmodious says:
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    Joey Bats going for another MRI after renewed discomfort.

    Blarpf.

    I just made that word up, but I think it aptly summarizes how I feel right now. That, and the eye roll you can’t see me doing at the moment.

    I obviously have to hang on to him, and I’ll continue to hope for a return in August, but I fear he may be donezo for 2012.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s miserable news…

  112. Matt says:
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    I get to keep one of these guys for 2013, which one?

    Sale, Halladay, Bourn, Konerko, Crawford

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  113. Prezii says:
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    Lets start the Lester earned run total at say, 4? Anyone care to take 5? 6? 9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4’s a good call… I’ll go 5…

  114. Steve says:
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    Nervously going against the SON with Detwiler in the RCL today.

    Only has Ro-Det a 102 going against the Astros…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, weird that he’s so low there, I think it’s safe, but what do I know? We’re talking about SON here.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Tell me about it. I started Stults in H2H yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy, but it worked out…

  115. B.o.B says:
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    Harang worth a flier in a 10 team H2H league? Playing home against the Rockies who are pretty atrocious on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, worth a flyer…

  116. Justin says:
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    Dude offered me his Hellickson for my Plouffe in a redraft.
    1.
    A) Just take it and run?
    or
    B) It’s not good enough

    2. Regardless of your answer to 1. Who of his pitchers should I ask for, cause I have to at least try to counter… (who is slightly better than Hellickson?)
    Kershaw, Hamels, Vogelsong, McDonald, Diamond, Maholm

    3. And I don’t suppose Anibal Sanchez or Josh Johnson + Plouffe would be enough for Hamels or Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. It’s fair 2. Vogelsong, Maholm 3. Can try…

  117. slojup says:
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    Kemp or Kimbrel and Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  118. Hot Sauce says:
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    Mark Trumbo/Mike Moustakas for Ryan Zimmerman/Greg Holland. It’s a standard 12-team keeper. What side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  119. B.o.B says:
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    Who rides the pine tonight?

    Goldy @ Karstens
    Bruce @ Fiers
    Crawford vs. Dempster
    AGon vs. Dempster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, Excellent that’s who I did! Yeah buddy!

  120. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….Uggla was dropped in my 10 team 5×5 H2H league. 2b has been my biggest hole all year, have been playing Bonifacio when healthy, but when hurt I’m resorting to trash. Currently playing Eric Young, other possible pickups are Segura, Aviles, Inge, yuck. I really do not need the speed. I also dont need a guy to hit .190 for me though (Uggla, duh). With all this being said, its a no brainer that I should pick Uggla up and play him at 2b, right? You think he will wake up the last 2 months?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see grabbing him…

  121. Steve says:
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    Need to make room to activate Stanton in the 9-team keeper. Looks like it’s either Chris Johnson or Moustakas. Who gets the chop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  122. swayne says:
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    back half of pitchng staff is hurting; 12 team, 5x 6 (k/9 is the extra cat) head to head, – need 3 or rank the following: parker, corbin, millone, mahon, medlin, harvey, holland – thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen, Maholm, Corbin…

  123. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I see Lind is due back friday, is he usable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For? Kidding… Yeah, could be for some power…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, a windmill…zing!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  124. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’m sure you have notice how bad a pitcher gets after a no-no or a perfect game. Cain is touting roughly a 4.50 since he went perfect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, have seen that…

  125. Steve says:
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    Bases full for Longo…

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Sigh. Sac fly.

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, But at least he’s playing!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yay!

  126. Marty Funkhouser says:
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    @Grey: Jared Burton, Wilton Lopez, or Jeremy Affeldt for random saves?

    Also, the Todd Helton blurb = instant classic. Speaking of used up horses being sent to the knackers (<- the one thing I learned reading Animal Farm)… is Luck worth watching? I was really looking forward to watching it in a rainy day marathon until it got canceled.

    • Marty Funkhouser says:
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      @Marty Funkhouser, Just saw you’d answered the first question above. If I can’t get Lopez off waivers, Affeldt or Burton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Luck was terrible… Lopez, Affeldt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indecipherable…

      • Marty Funkhouser says:
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        @Grey, Damn. It had such an interesting cast, too. Thanks for the input, kind sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, was a indecipherable mess…

  127. Steve says:
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    Look at Snider go 2-2 after I dropped him from my H2H roster to activate Longo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I benched him vs. a lefty…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey, Very small sample size of course, but Snider has hit lefties better than righties this year, including all 3 of his HRs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya… Just seems counterintuitive…

  128. Deadwoods says:
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    Brandon Phillips for AJ Burnett? I also have Kinsler. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Burnett there…

  129. Steve says:
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    Unbelievable. You have got to be kidding me. When you look at Detwiler vs Astros hitters, there are only three of them.

    One of them is Ben Francisco who, before today, was 5-9 against him with 2 home runs.

    Of course he does it again. Of course he does.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Yeah, and sonavabenched by A-Ram. FFS.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotta roll with the guy after his cortisone shot…

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey, Yeah, but you have to go with Konerko ahead of A-Ram for Util, don’t you?

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, All other things being equal, that is.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, you do…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The SON knew.

  130. EK says:
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    Pls rank these starts H2H pts (SON hasn’t covered some of these yet):

    C. Richard vs CHC
    Bedard vs SD
    Estrada @ HOU
    Cobb vs TOR
    Medlen @ NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen, Estrada, Richard

  131. Wilsonian says:
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    Stick with Rutledge or ride the seemingly getting hot Espinosa or Drew?

    For UTIL: Aramis, Rasmus, or LaRoche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rutledge… LaRoche

  132. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: I need the help of the mighty ‘stache! 12 team mixed dynasty league. I just acquired Fielder, so Votto could be potentially expendable. Owner is offering me choice of any 2 of these players for Votto: J-Upton, A. Jackson, Bruce, & Hamels. We keep 7 hitters, so if I take 2 hitters in return, then I’d be losing Rasmus as a keeper. I’m thinking swap Votto for J-Upton & Hamels or just stay put… Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d Hamels and Upton, but there’s a bit of risk involved in a dynasty… Prefer to trade Fielder for Upton and a lesser piece…

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        @Grey, Thinking I will just move Morse for Choo instead. Thoughts on that deal? Thanks!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair…

  133. Steve says:
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    Chris Johnson, I approve of what you did there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been in beast mode…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, except for the few days here and there when I start him.

  134. royce! says:
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    It’s funny…when all of my teams have go cold for a day or two, I think, “HOW COULD THIS BE POSSIBLE???” When they all kick ass, I just think, “That makes sense.” Both situations are (roughly) equally possible, yet my initial reaction to the former is to be confounded at the unlikelihood of it all.

    Which is to say, all of my teams suck today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know why they can’t all just be around .280 and decent every day… I don’t like the highs and lows…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey, Nice try…you know you love both. Ride the lightning!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn… True!

  135. Awesomus Maximus

    Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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    Another day off? My hatred for Napoli has reached a new high. It has me seriously considering dropping him outright and not even carrying a catcher… use the spot to stream SPs or something useful. It almost makes sense in my league which counts K, AVG, and OPS… or punishes for those categories, to be more appropriate to the position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no one on waivers to pick up?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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        @Grey, Sure, there are options, but I’ve managed a 21 point roto lead with Napoli holding me down. I figure I’ll be fine with no catcher and get someone to help me where I need it… ratios, Ks, and K/9. Speaking of which, I started carrying Grilli today. Yeah, I think that’s plenty of humble to balance the brag.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, #definitely

  136. Steve says:
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    C’mon Nats – help a Detwiler out. It’s Jordan Lyles FFS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You sound like me watching Peavy not be able to beat Bruce Chen.

  137. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Didn’t get a chance to mention it, but the Fielder “quote” from yesterday was gold, Grey. Gold! I Traded Zim the day after he got his cortisone shot. For A-Ram. Bring on the comeuppance for that blinking fertilizer.

    Please pick one from each.
    1.) Aoki, Pagan, or Span.
    2.) Scutaro, Seguaro, Cozart, or Aybar.
    C.)
    4.) Medlen, Estrada, Blanton (W, QS, K, ERA, WHIP, in that order)

    Thanks!

    • Slappy Pappy says:
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      Segura#Spellingisn’tmystrongsuit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I hear ya on Aramis… 1. Pagan 2. Segura C) 4) Medlen

  138. Steve says:
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    There’s something pretty depressing about seeing one of your guys go deep twice on the same day, and not have your team move even a micron up the standings.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, And then right after that, your team hits another homer, and still you don’t move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I was so close to moving up, but then I went .214…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, I’m .405 today with 4 HR, 9 R and 9 RBI and all I’ve done is gained half a point in WHIP.

        • royce! says:
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          @Steve, You got that half point due to my owning Valverde. Way to go! You smartly didn’t draft Valverde in at least one league!

          In the same league, I’ve hit .150 with 2 R, 1 HR, and 2 RBI, and I’ve lost 1.5 points…in K and WHIP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, nice day though… Somehow I just grabbed Chris Johnson tonight in the RCL so he’s sure to cool off…

  139. Steve says:
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    Effing Valverde. Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate his face.

  140. Carlos says:
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    Good looks on the Chris Johnson pick up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  141. Steve says:
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    I wish Konerko could decide if he’s back or not. Don’t be shit, then hit a home run one day, and go right back to being shit.

    One or the other, thanks.

  142. Steve says:
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    Thought I was pretty clever with my Stults yesterday, but not a good day to be against Dempster, Fiers and Bartolo.

  143. knighttown says:
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    Would you move Olt for Peralta if Olt was cockblocked at 3B by Lawrie and Longoria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  144. Steve says:
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    What will happen in the bottom of the 9th for the Giants? Affeldt to carry on or will Casilla come in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just dropped Affeldt, so hope not…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Affeldt back out there…

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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      @Steve, Looks like Affeldt is head of the committee.

  145. Abdoozy says:
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    Jim Henderson. New callup for a desperate Milwaukee pen looked good vs Reds tonite, got the save. Speculative add considering the travails of AxEdsel and Dor-K, or just a blind chicken finding a kernel of corn? All I have are bottom feeders anyway (Casilla, Lopez, frieri, Frank^2)… Lose one of them for Henderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’d hold…

  146. Awesomus Maximus

    Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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    Romanian gymnast just fell onto her face during her floor routine. That’s what she gets for abusing Pink Floyd as her soundtrack. Flop on you crazy commie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! BTW, you have Grilli for today’s game?

      • Awesomus Maximus

        Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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        @Grey, Yep… only today’s game, too (just grabbed Affeldt and dropped Grilli). I’m sure now that he got that crappearance out of his system, he’ll finish the season without another ER and 15 something K/9. #douche

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s the worst… Happened to me with Tim Collins earlier in the year… Been nails ever since…

  147. Steve says:
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    The LaRoche fun isn’t over already is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah…

  148. Steve says:
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    Look at the run support the ‘Dorf is getting. He’s making the most of it too…

    • Awesomus Maximus

      Hashtag Humblebrag says:
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      @Steve, That’s a clown jinx, bro.

      • Steve says:
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        @Hashtag Humblebrag, Yes, it probably is. I’d assumed that not many people would have been starting him.

        The Streamonator liked him for this start, though I don’t imagine it was factoring in this kind of run support…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Very cool…

          • Steve says:
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            @Hashtag Humblebrag, That is pretty neat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON

  149. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Pestano or Henderson for the old saves chase? (another blown save by Perez in CLE….Henderson actually got the hand-shake tonight)

    What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pestano

  150. Eddy says:
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    Better shot at save opportunities:

    Pestano or Casilla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pestano…

  151. EK says:
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    Asdrubal or Alcides ROS h2h pts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  152. EK says:
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    Pls rank ROS h2h points:

    Prado
    Bourn
    Pence
    C. Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourn, Pence, Johnson

  153. Steve says:
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    Too late, stupid Angels. Needed Colon to get clobbered like this ages ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t SON like Colon?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, It did, but I was against him in H2H and couldn’t bring myself to start him against Trout, Phat Albert and the gang in the RCL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya…

  154. Chillmodious says:
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    Need to drop Casilla. Who’s your first pickup, then second, out of Romo, Affeldt, Wilton Lopez?

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