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WHO ARE YOU BRUCE CHEN?!  I demand answers immediately.  I know, yesterday was just against the Marlins, so we can write off the 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks game.  But when I put into my supercomputer (that has a mustache too) that Chen has a 1.62 ERA in 72 1/3 IP, my supercomputer walks out the door…And it doesn’t even have legs!  If you woke from a season-long coma and saw Chen’s ERA, you’re liable to have a sudden case of Toxic Shock Syndrome (I might be confusing diseases here).  So, can the Chen man keep wokking and rolling like he’s Martin Yan?  No way in this giant-lush-covered-in-water-thanks-to-Al-Gore planet.  He’s not a sub-2 ERA pitcher.  He’s barely a 4-ERA pitcher.  As a sabermetrician altered license plate in New Hampshire reads, Regress or Die.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cameron Maybin – Padres still hope he’s able to return this year, but he left his PCL rehab assignment with pain in his left PCL.  To put that through an Electric Slide Phrase Generator:  left PCL, left PCL, riiiiiiight.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I have an idea.  No, this isn’t another one of my stupid ideas.  How dare you!  My idea is simple:  put Petco on mile-high tall stilts.

Will Venable – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, has a hit in every game this month and is a hot schmotato.  Oh, won’t you, oh won’t you, hot schmotato with me.

Carlos Gonzalez – Rockies are saying he’s unlikely to be ready when eligible next Tuesday.  This is stage one and five in the Cycle of Fantasy Misinformation.  Stages 1-5 are:  Unlikely to be ready, won’t be ready, will be ready, unsure when he’ll be ready and unlikely to be ready.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I talked about him in yesterday’s podcast.  FWIW, and it’s W something if you’re reading, the interview before I come on is pretty solid.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .299 since his call-up and looks more than ready for the majors.  I’m kinda excited to see what happens when the Marlins play an extra inning game.  What does Yelich do?  Keep playing or 10 PM curfew?

Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Mets officially announced what everyone knew the whole season, Harvey will be shut down at 200 innings.  So he has about six starts left on the year (35 innings), or two starts if Dusty Baker is traded to New York.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, 2.91 ERA.  Be interesting to see where he’s drafted next year, I think he’s still not going to get any respect.  Next year, he can enter to the song, Ryu Experienced.

Mark Ellis – 2-for-3, 1 run and hitting near-.375 in the last week with a homer.  It rhymes with flat tomato.

Dan Uggla – Hit the 15-day DL after having eye surgery.  He’s been complaining the baseball looks like it’s the size of a pill, but after he tried to swallow two baseballs for a headache, Braves felt the time to act was now.

Tyler Pastornicky – 1-for-4 as he fills in at 2nd base for Uggla.  Pastornicky isn’t the priest Carmela made out with on The Sopranos, he’s a once-solid prospect who hasn’t done much in his time in the majors.  He could steal 25 bags over the course of the season with 7-10 homers, which is good, but if he’s just up while Uggla’s reading an eye chart, then U CN DO BTTR.

Chris Johnson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer as he still leads the NL in batting average.  Terry Pendleton secretly hopes he comes up short so his autograph appearances for the Most Unlikely Brave Batting Champion don’t dry up, which also sounds like the voiceover on a commercial for female deodorant.

Kris Medlen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  As I said after his last start, “Medlen gets the Phils and Metco next, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he has a 3.60 ERA in about ten days and then we’re like, ‘Wow, Medlen’s really come back,’ then he’ll get the Cards after that and we’ll be like, ‘He just had two great starts and now I want to drop him again.’”  And that’s me quoting me!

Matt Harrison – Done for the season.  Little darling, it feels like years since he’s been here… There goes Harrison, there goes Harrison.

Manny Ramirez – Released by the Rangers.  Manny just couldn’t get on track in Round Rock.  Dwight Gooden said round rock also knocked him off his game.

Brett Anderson – Looks like he’s returning as a reliever.  Since he usually gets injured every forty innings, this might be a nice way to keep him healthy.  To sound totally full of myself, I really like Gray, so this move is A’s-ok with me.

Bartolo Colon – 4 IP, 5 ER vs. the Astros.  Give your fantasy team an enema and get on with the Colon cleanse.

Yoenis Cespdes – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Get hot, friend, get hot.

Chia-Jen Lo – Got the save yesterday.  Maybe the Astros saw the A’s green and decided to go with C. Lo.  Not sure, but if you’re desperate for saves, I could see grabbing him.  At least he’s pitching moderately well.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  More like Eras-Moe Howard.

Brad Miller – 2-for-5 and two solo homers.  Not only did I drop him, but I alerted Rudy that I did and he picked him up.  This is my 2nd worst nightmare.  The first being accidentally falling face-first into a vat of Nair.

Dustin Ackley – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, and has hit in six of the past seven games and is hitting .500.  I imagine if I call him a hot schmotato I’ll receive a resounding meh, but there you have it.  Ack right, Dustin, ack right.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Has hits in all but one game this month (hitting near .370 with 4 homers in August), and hit .289 in July, so it’s not completely out of nowhere.  Throw everything you learned in elementary school out the window and stop, drop and roll towards Smoak.  C’mon, don’t literally throw your elementary school notebooks out the window.  Throw them in the trash, you hoarder.

Jon Jay – 4-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting near .400 in the last week without a whole lot of power.  The Federalist is just keeping things democratic.

Zach McAllister – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Twins.  See that, Danny Salazar, that’s what you were supposed to do!  McAllister isn’t anything but a streamer in deep leagues or else you’ll be reaching for a McAlkaseltzer.

Josh Willingham – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  He’s another veteran in the same mold as Aaron Hill and Adam LaRoche (who also homered yesterday).  There’s a lot of stats in Willingham’s bat if he’s going to salvage this season.  Wouldn’t surprise me to see him get above 20 homers on the year.  I could see taking a flyer on him for power.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  That makes me so happy I wanna smash a guitar.  Preferably Zobrist’s wife’s guitar.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 5 ER.  When he left his last start after 1 2/3 IP because of forearm tightness, I told you to drop him, now I say, “You didn’t listen to me, did you?”

Hector Santiago – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, 3.37 ERA and more than a K an inning in 117 2/3 IP, and did virtually the same last year (10+ K-rate and a 3.33 ERA in 70 1/3 IP).  Can you say 2014 sleeper?  If you can’t, you might want to see a speech therapist.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and has more upside than you can wave at because upside is amorphous and you can’t wave at it.  I’d grab him if I needed an upside gamble as a 5th outfielder.

Randall Delgado – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  He has a 6+ K-rate this year, which doesn’t fully compute with his minor league numbers, but neither does his under-2 walk rate.  If he can find some more Ks while holding the control, there’s a chance here for something other than what he is now, which is Kyle Kendrick-clone.  Call him Clonedrick.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5 and two homers.  Au Shizz!  AU SHIZZ!

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4 and a homer, after getting two steals on Monday.  Member in May when he was hot and you owned him?  Yeah, I barely remember too, but he was, and he looks like he is again.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and another homer.  Only six more homers to 500!

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer in the last six games.  Hardy rawr rawr!

Jason Vargas – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Yanks, as gave his owners The Vargas Face.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Why don’t I own him anywhere?  Jesus, please holla back.  If you don’t wanna listen, show me where Pastor Ma$e at.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  He’s also batting .237 so it’s not all peach cobbler and large-breasted women.  That’s Thanksgiving at Mike Napoli’s house.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (6 BBs), 7 Ks.  Geez, even when his ends aren’t bad the means are ugly.  Ollie North couldn’t even defend six walks in six innings.

Alfonso Soriano – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and 2 homers (21, 22).  Yesterday, Alf was cruising on the Gordon Shumway.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  The Yankees didn’t only face one bad starter yesterday, but they got to face a 2nd bad one when Joe Blanton entered the game in the 7th.  Stream-o-Nator, “Hey, that’s not nice!”

Yovani Gallardo – Likely to return next Tuesday.  His owners should mark their iCal as next Tuesday the day their ulcer returns.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks in Texas, which was a start I wanted no part of and now he gets the Reds twice next (not in the same game; what is this 1898?).  So, Estrada has back-to-back solid games, but I don’t want any part of him right now.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  This inspired Rickie Weeks to get an even closer parking spot at his doctor’s office.  This was Scooter’s fourth homer in the last three games and has shown some speed and pop in the minors.  In deep leagues, I could see grabbing him to see if this is the start of his career and the end of Weeks’s.

Aramis Ramirez – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  While you’re debating between Aramis or A-Rod on your fantasy team, think how hard the decision would be if you had a DeLorean.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-2 and his career-high 17th homer, which is all well and good, but he was pinch-hit for later in the game as Ron Washington utilizes a strict platoon.  Damn that Washington, always fidgeting.

Homer Bailey – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks went against Jeff Samardzija 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The first 10,000 psychiatrists in Chicago were admitted for free to witness the two most schizophrenic starters.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals, doubling his season total.  It would be so nice if BP suddenly realized that his stats don’t look so good and decided to start padding them.  So, so nice.

Nate Schierholtz – 1-for-4 with his 16th homer, his 2nd this week while hitting over .300.  Has been in the last three or four Buy columns and will be in another one this Friday the way he’s going.

Ryan Dempster – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Here’s JB’s big preseason sleeper coming through (in this game, he’s got a 4.50 ERA on the year — oofa).  Go take on JB over in our fantasy football leagues, and see if he’s got any hot football sleepers.  Are they called sleepers with football?  I feel like football’s so rah-rah-I’m-gonna-punch-you-in-the-nuts-while-we-wrestle-for-the-ball that sleepers seems too refined.  In football, they’re probably crashers or wreckers.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  Now has 44 steals on the year.  Can I write the 2014 overrated post for him now?  Do I have to wait until next year?

Josh Johnson – Heads to the Disgraceful List.  Long overdue as this Johnson’s been all wang for the whole year.

Colby Rasmus – After the Jays said he had abdominal problems, they’re now saying he could be headed to the DL if his oblique doesn’t show improvement.  No one is exactly sure what needs improvement or what the problem is.  Sounds promising!  Maybe Dr. Whosiewitzus can check under his whatchawhosie.

Todd Redmond – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  This start came after a 6 IP, 10 K start vs. the Astros, which shouldn’t be completely written off due to the Asstros caveat.  Erick Sermon would tell you Redmond will blow your mind, but Erick’s been listening to Redmond on how to roll a blunt.  Redmond’s solid for Ks, but not a whole lot else.  His next two starts will be the Rays and Asstros again.  I think the Rays start could go either way, but if you’re in a deep league and trolling for Ks, Redmond could be a guy I’d rock, fella.

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  This broke his o-for-August streak and his first mult-hit game since July 23rd.  He only has 3 multi-hit games dating back to June 24th.  Just Peachy, you are not.

Bryce Harper – Out with the flu.  That reminds me of something, did the dwarf, Sneezy, have the flu?  Allergies?  Maybe dwarf, Doc, should’ve looked at him.

635 Responses

  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I sat Samardjia today

    Between 4 leagues I started Hernandez, Bumgarner, Scherzer, Ryu, Estrada

    Who’d a known Scherzer would hve the worst start

    Was also gifted Wins in the same league yesterday and today between Ziegler and Uehara.

    I mainly posted because its been a couple of days and wanna thank you for getting me high on Goldy this season to draft him in 2 of 4 leagues. Thank you!!!

    • Jason says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: will second that Grey! Own Goldy in every league even the one where I own him for just $7 from last seasons draft. Also Marte sleeper pick! $$$ Must suck to have a website no one wants to tell their friends about! Ha!

      • @Jason: I am trying to trade for Goldy as I type this in my H2H points league..Dude is just 25 and on pace for 40/20!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jason: Ha, no problem

  2. Fister Furbush says:
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    Pick your best 2 starters for next week in a points league.

    Porcelllo vs MIN @NYM

    Salazar @LAA vs MIN

    Nova vs TOR vs TB

    Samardzjia vs WASH @SD

    Miguel Gonzalez vs TB. Vs OAK

    Capuano. @MIA vs BOS

    Thanks Grey.

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Fister Furbush: Porcello, Nova, Salazar

    • Jason says:
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      @Fister Furbush: porcello nova for me. My staff is very similar. That sounded weird.

      • Jason says:
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        @Jason: for the 3rd I guess miggy g. But I’m guessing grey wont like that pick. I like @home starts. Definitely not Samar he gives me the Bailie’s and I think grey cleared him to be dropped already, although I couldn’t do it yet either.

  3. Barnsey says:
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    Been living off the Cycle of Fantasy Misinformation all season with Cueto and Maybin on my team as well as those guys with oblique issues. They sit, just filling the DL spots. Still hoping for 1 start and a few at bats just to get a $1 of the money I wasted. Hopeless now.

  4. HandOfGaudin says:
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    Chapmans gone three in a row… Broxton to grab the save tonight if needed. Jim johnson threw 30 pitches and is lost. I grabbed krod just in case. It could be hunter though. He closed the other night when johnson blew it. Not sure of the shituation there, but im not trusting hunter even if he does get it. Same with lindstrom, he’ll get the save if there is a chance but im not touching him there. Or there…

    *Disclaimer: Prez is not responsible for any blow ups and/or turds left in your bed. If these guys are on your team for more than 18 hours, see a doctor immediately.*

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      Scratch that. Hunters gone two straight. Krod, if johnson sits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HandOfGaudin: Great heads up! I like the K-Rod one, could definitely see that…

  5. chunk says:
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    6 oh 3 shout out all right!! Didn’t know you west coasters even knew about us. Pop quiz: is NH the one that’s fat on the top or the bottom? No cheating!

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @chunk: Ha! Grey’s originally from the east coast, and did go to BU. Damn son, someone needs to read “Who is Grey Albright” ASAP.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @chunk:

      monadnock region !
      some of the best trout fishing in the state .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chunk: Ha…I went to school in Boston

  6. chunk says:
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    keep segura over j-fer right?

  7. Rodney says:
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    Dynasty league. OBP league. 2nd place. Lost Uggla. Trade deadline Friday. Can I trade Seager for Hill and Freese to help me in OBP and RBIs?’ Everyone weigh in!!!!

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Rodney: Freddie Freeman.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Rodney: Not an even comparison, but I wouldn’t expect you to qualify things accurately.

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Rodney: Okey dokey. I see how “can’t control your wife?” means I’m racist. Your logic is mind numbing.

              • Rodney says:
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                @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: I’ve never met a mysoginist who wasn’t also a racist/bigot. Why would someone try to control their wife? What is this, 1950? How does my wife having a grudge show lack of control?

                Don’t question my logic. All butt-hurt because you think Freddie Freeman is a 2nd rounder.

                • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                  @Rodney: Ya, anywayyyy, you come on here once a week and tell everyone how stupid they are. Troll on brotha’

                  -Freddie Freeman.

                • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                  @Rodney: Using whatever arbitrary “rankings” you want, Freeman is currently in the 3rd round. See ya at draft time when he’s in the second round.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Rodney:

      sure .
      if your deadline hasn’t come and gone .

  8. Natural Born Champs says:
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    High,

    Keepers league. Sonny Gray or Martin Perez?

    Thanx

    • @Natural Born Champs: I like Perez, BUT Perez plays in Texas and Gray in that huge ballpark in Oakland..I do not think you will go wrong with either..

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: It think i like gray a bit better than perez. Well if so, drop cashner for any of those 2 mentioned above?

        • @Natural Born Champs: yes take Perez or Sonny over Cashner..Padres suck and Oak & TX will fight it out for the west title..way more run support for MP and SG..

  9. Brandon says:
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    Keeper league trade offer… Miggy for Goldschmidt. Get to keep Miggy for one more year or Goldy for three more. What do you think?

  10. Scottie O. says:
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    Been shuffling 2B’s since ECab got suspended, can’t seem to find one to stick. Who do you like best for the ROY (12-team, H2H, OPS, redraft league):

    Gyorko
    Ellis
    LeMahieu
    Scooter Gennett
    Beckham
    Brad Miller

    • @Scottie O.: Jedd is heating up give him a shot..Plus he has the highest upside of the bunch, IMHO..lol

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Scottie O.: wow, i’ve actually owned every one of those except scooter in my 16 teamer. own 3 of them right now.miller/gyorko/dj

  11. TheNewGuy says:
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    Pick up your long lost son (S Gray) to start on thurs against the Asstros? 12 teamer.

  12. DP says:
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    Grey, please rank Chen, vogelsong, Edwin Jackson, feldman

    Thx

    • @DP: Lets see what Grey says, but I don’t like any of them..OK, that was not ur question I know, so I will let Grey decide for you..peace..out..

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @DP: Agreed. Just stream if you’re considering actually rostering one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DP: Yes, these are streamers

      • DP says:
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        @Grey: can’t stream…

  13. TheNewGuy says:
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    6BBs but at least the K and ERA numbers show signs of life from CC.

    If he produces a decent start at Boston can we then start to trust him again?

  14. Chris says:
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    Archer or Martin Perez ROS. 10 team H2H Pts League.

  15. The Thumb says:
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    Todd Redmond sounds like he was born to be a backup catcher.

  16. JoeG says:
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    Is any of these 2b worth picking up as Franklin is ice cold and goes to the bench. Ackley, Gennett or LeMahieu? Or should I just ride Franklin out, he seems to good of a hitter to stay cold to long.. Deep mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: Ackley

  17. Wake Up says:
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    just put him on the windowsill and add water…cha cha cha SAGNOF!

  18. Joey belle says:
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    Nova or Estrada ROS?

  19. TheNewGuy says:
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    Crush Davis is making Chase Field look like a little-league field.

    I’d be genuinely surprised if he doesn’t homer again tonight.

    Anyone know what the 2nd highest single season homer total is since Bonds? He’s surely got a chance.

  20. Frank White says:
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    Sup Fellas… Would you trade Porcello and Cole(PIT) for Gio Gonzalez and Martin Perez??

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank White: Redraft, yes.

      • Frank White says:
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        Do you like Gio over Nova?? Also, Do you think Perez is going to be good for the ROS?? Yes redraft

    • @Frank White: I think Geo is the best of the bunch with the most upside so take Geo and the other MP..lol

      • Frank White says:
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        Do you like Gio over Nova?? Also, Do you think Perez is going to be good for the ROS?? Yes redraft

        • Rodney says:
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          @Frank White: Do you have downs? Gio is better than the other 3 combined.

          • Frank White says:
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            Yeah but I was wondering if Perez has a future cause the other 2 have ROS pitching ??

            • Frank White says:
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              Cause I have Alex Wood and Tyson Ross on my tam as streamers but I only need one streamer. I don’t want to many guys on my team that aren’t going to stay, you get me… I hope Ross is a ROS

              • Frank White says:
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                Latos
                Iwakuma
                Cole
                Shelby Miller
                Masterson
                Tyson Ross
                Archer
                Cain
                Porcello
                Alex Wood ( streamer0
                Deduno ( streamer)
                If I grab Martin Perez, Do you think I can keep him and Ross for a while and leave Wood n Deduno as streamers?? If I get Perez with Gio I just wanna make sure Perez will be long term cause Porcello and Cole aren’t the best but they’re long term.. Do you get what I’m saying or asking you??

                • Frank White says:
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                  I’m sorry for all the questions, they’re very confusing and basically I’m trying to ask.. Is Perez better then Cole or Porcello??? And Is Gio worth picking up for them cause I was worried about how he’s been playing lately???

                  • Rodney says:
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                    @Frank White: Sounds like fantasy baseball may be too complicated for you.

                    • Frank White says:
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                      Not really.. I’m in 2nd place it’s just these questions may be too hard for you!!

                  • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                    @Rodney: @Frank White: Don’t worry Frank, Rodney just likes to name call because he can’t control his wife. Yet he has no problem asking softball questions himself.

                  • Frank White says:
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                    So do you like Perez better then porcello or Cole without Gio at all??

                    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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                      @Frank White: Cole, Perez, Porcello. That’s my ranking for keepers.

  21. TheNewGuy says:
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    Better keeper for next year Crush D ($5) or Yu ($0)?

    Contracts work by +$3 for 1 year, $6 for 2 years or $8 for 3.

    The two best keepers in our league, not named Trout or Harper (I’ve got Davis). Prettayyy damn good options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Davis, you can’t make both work?

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t got both.

        Only got Davis, so that makes me feel goood anyway. Now just to decide how long to keep him for (also can give a renewable year at +$6).

  22. Sixto Lezcano says:
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    YO Grey. I think this is a record this season for number of guys on my team who made your list for the day. That must mean things are going swell. However, they could be sweller, me thinks. What say you to this:

    I give:
    Machado and De Aza

    I get:
    Trumbo

    Thanks!

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Thanks man, yeah I don’t want to give up Manny either, but then I’m thinking, why not? Does anyone see an explosion of power coming from him? Obviously, he has great upside, but this season he’s really just a .300 hitter who scores a decent amount of runs.

        I’m considering his value here ROS in a 5×5.

        • @Sixto Lezcano: Trumbo has the power and rbi thingy, but fans a lot and is hitting about .230 or so. So he is just a 2 or 3 cat kinda of guy. Manny’s doubles should turn into 20 or more bombs in 2014 and if he stays above .300 in that lineup he could knock in a 100 and score a 100 and add 10 SB’s or so for good measure…Right now Manny is on pace for 97rs..74 ribbys and 13 bombs and 8 bags and he is only 21..

      • Sixto Lezcano says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys. Sometimes you have to be saved from yourself! In this one league I’m in you almost always have to take a little hit just to get a deal done (the fun part of fantasy sports duh!) so that’s the only reason I was thinking about it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  23. By the way guys I live in Ireland, it is just after 2:30PM here, so I will try and help as much as I can being I am in the future..lol..peace..out..

      • @danny almonte: LOL, I was born in Jersey and lived in San Diego for almost 30 years..NOT a native Irelander, if that is why you expressed disgust..

  24. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of Wil Myers for 2014 and beyond? Is he more Bryce Harper or more Jay Bruce?

  25. EK says:
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    Pls rank for pts leagues:

    Vargas vs HOU 16.2
    Griffin vs OAK 15.3
    Capuano vs NYM 15.2
    Richards vs HOU 13.8
    Peavy @ TOR 13.1

    • EK says:
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      @EK: What of Porcello vs CWS (0.8 ??)? Is he this far below all others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Peavy, Richards, Porcello, Capuano

  26. Joey B. says:
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    Do you think Homer Bailey is in the Samardzija boat, the U.S.S. “Too Unpredictable to Roster”? Would you drop Bailey in favor of streaming options in a 12-team non-keeper mixed league?

    • @Joey B.: I would, I mean come on any SP with the name HOMER is not a must start..lol

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: homer’s FIP is much, much better. much better whip and less walks. Remember it was only few months ago samardzija had a 1.2 whip. seems like years ago now. Homer during his bad games is either unlucky or leaves 1-4 pitches too far up. Samardzija, on his worst starts, has no idea where his balls are going at all.

        • Joey B. says:
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          @goodfold2: @Malicious Phenom:

          I think it’s more nuanced. While Bailey’s FIP is much better, his LOB is only slightly below average and his BABIP is normal. His peripherals don’t scream correction; just as there are some guys who historically outperform their FIP (like Matt Cain), Homer may be on the other end of the spectrum and be a guy who underperforms his FIP. That was his MO in 2010 and 11, though not 12.

          We all know what kills Homer: he can rattle off a shutout as easily as he can throw a colossal clunker. I wonder if a cautionary word for Homer is that he’s a good enough back-end starter in a ROTO league but a buyer beware spot starter in head-to-head leagues due to his ability to obliterate your ratios for the entire week in a single outing. We could name his type of player a “Javy Vazquez.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey B.: I wouldn’t drop him

  27. Jim says:
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    Nice, working the 3rd Bass reference in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Hehe

  28. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Isn’t Tyler Pastornicky the kid that got on Tom Cruise’s nerves in Jerry McGuire with his tales of how heavy the human head was? About time that kid did something again.

  29. Ray says:
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    In a 6×6 QS H2H league. I have three premium closers (Uehara, Nathan and Romo). I only want to use two and deal the last. Everyone knows I have no use for the third, so I’m getting pretty crappy offers. Should I take a stab at a productive last two months from BJ Upton since the third closer is essentially useless to me?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Ray:

      i’ll take charlie weaver for the block .

      sit your 3rd closer .
      don’t let your opponents have him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Sure, take Upton if you need him, otherwise agree with –chata… Don’t give a guy that can beat you a nice piece

  30. Dkohn says:
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    Greypac Shakur shining Albright

    Your mustache brings all the boys to the site, and they’re like, it’s better than whores.

    So I’m not gonna spend a whole lot of time telling you that I was the one in the comments months back that sent you the mustache pacifier website. I just want to say that seeing that post yesterday it was like, it was like Christmas in August. So like I said not gonna bring up who told you about the mustache pacifier.

    Ah modesty, you’re always the last attribute everyone brags about.

    Grey if you’re reading this, then you’ve already learned to read and have now realized you could have saved yourself nearly a whole 30 seconds if you had just skipped to my question, ANY THE HOO!

    Question: Assuming I’m gonna need a replacement for Holliday for a couple of days who you want? Avisail, Yelich, Ruf, Oswaldo, Eaton

    Finally I’m stashing Taveras right now, you think he is gonna be worth a 12th Round keeper spot next year?

    Thanks Grey! Every day you amaze us with your baseball knowledge, and scare us with your football. Never change!

    • @Dkohn: I am NOT Grey, but I have a cool mustache that the chicks dig and chicks dig a cool mustache, as Grey says ” a real man rocks a stache..Now for the answer to your questions: I like Yelich and right now this minute NO on Oscar, you can do better in the 12 rd than a guy with ZERO AB’s in the show..

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: if you’re trying to replace holliday’s production (more rbi’s than runs) arcia hits in rbi part of order rather than lead off. arcia is also more likely to get homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: Ha, thanks! Oh, wow, forgot it was you… Thanks! I bought one… Avisail… I don’t think Taveras is worth it in a 10 team league, 12th round means very little

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks. Does that change at all in at 12 team? I’m assuming no.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      couldn’t access your cbs league , but ,
      your 10 team dynasty league appears to have
      3 teams that stopped playing some time ago
      (judging by the still active dl players , goldy on the bench , etc)

      • @costaricanchata: I am never happy when guys quit playing, really chaps my hide..lol..

        CBS ID is: phenomsrule and pass word is mrbaseball57..have a look, I suck in that league this year but have won 2 titles in the other 12 years..lol..

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: stick with stephen drew or really any hot hitting SS ahead of jeter. Unless it’s a stash, if so get drew back.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: Hill should not have been open, even in a 10 teamer, on aug 5th. Unless you have like cano or kipnis you should’ve been grabbing hill, like months ago.

          • @goodfold2: Interesting in my Yahoo league I have Han Ram and I just cut Drew to pick up Jeets who was just cut as my backup..

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Malicious Phenom:

          just took a quick look .
          assuming it’s a h2h keeper league , otherwise guys like
          springer wouldn’t seem to make too much sense on your roster .

          also , what’s the deal with closers ?
          guys like chisek , street , robertson , etc , all still available .

          • @costaricanchata: We can keep players for 3 years and most of us like to go with 10 SP. Closers have cost me so many times on Sunday and lost me the week, that I have a disdain for them in points leagues..lol

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Malicious Phenom: robertson is not a closer this year.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: That looks bush league. Plus only 5 trades all year between you and another guy in which you got the better player every time?

  31. TheNewGuy says:
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    Is the great Dane (De La Rosa) still the closer in Anaheim?

    Looking for a guy to cut.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheNewGuy: hells ya; he’s closer.

  32. Jon says:
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    For my last two keeper spots, I’m going to have these decisions:

    Final OF spot: Victorino, Fowler or BJ
    DH: Losers of OF battle, Kendrick or Smoak

    Adams and Arcia are also two current FA I could pick up and keep (but I’d need to clear room). Any thoughts on who I’ll want in 2014?

    • @Jon: I know some lovely Irish girls who give smoakin BJ’s, but that does not mean you should keep those 2. LOL…I would go Dexter and Howie ort maybe Oswaldo..Grey will tell you the correct guys I am just trying to help..lol..peace..out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Fowler…Kendrick

  33. Jacob says:
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    My Stanton for his J-UP or Carlos Gomez? This is a keeper league. Standard scoring.

    Thanks

    • kyle says:
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      @Jacob: No chance

  34. kyle says:
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    Should I Drop Colon?

    • Black & White says:
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      @kyle:

      “Bartolo Colon – 4 IP, 5 ER vs. the Astros. Give your fantasy team an enema and get on with the Colon cleanse.”

      You guys read these things right??

      • kyle says:
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        @Black & White:

        Yeah, but I don’t know if there are better options.

  35. TheNewGuy says:
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    Got starting pitching need saves.

    Is Hamels for Street still offering too much? I’d probably guess so.

    • Black & White says:
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      @TheNewGuy:

      Aim high young man

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Black & White: I have prematurely balding man.

        But the guy seems to be asking for a pretty strict price for saves, at a premium in our league.

        I could just stand pat now I’ve managed to scrape together 4 closers (Brothers, Mujica, Jannsenn, De La Rosa, Farquar?

  36. Grey's Goatee says:
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    A “Start From Scratch” reference? Nice!

  37. Frank White says:
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    I’m sorry for all the questions, they’re very confusing and basically I’m trying to ask.. Is Perez better then Cole or Porcello??? And Is Gio worth picking up for them cause I was worried about how he’s been playing lately??? This is going back from me asking if I should trade Cole and Porcello for Gio Gonzalez and Martin Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: Perez is better than Cole… Gio is worth owning

  38. mike says:
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    I have cobb coming back, is samarzjida worth keeping, he is killing me lately. Will an easy end of season make that much difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike: He’s not worth keeping

  39. Sniff Test says:
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    Is Capuano SON’s new crush now that Blanton is out of the picture? You buying what SON is selling on Capuano tonight?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Sniff Test: it’s weird, capuano usually has a GREAT start, or EXACTLY 5 earned runs. In pitcher’s park vs Mess from Metco probably a good stream, i’m doing it wherever i need starts.having said that, i mean h2h leagues when I say needing starts, to attempt to keep up in K’s and wins. He’ll likely do ok, but like always he could allow exactly 5 earned runs. He does have very good K’s when he has a good game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sniff Test: Agree with goodfold… Could be fine, could be barf… Depends how badly you need him…

  40. L-Boogie says:
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    Gattis or Y. Gomes ROS?

    Thanks dude. I will now proceed to cram my catcher question up my cramhole.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      don’t have an answer to your question , but ,
      am finding humor in your troll prevention technique .

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @costaricanchata: If Gomes ever got consistent playing time he’d be great. as it is right now he’s a lot like raburn. If you got room to put someone else in all those days gomes doesn’t play it would be good. catcher cramdude pretty much never trolls on actual catcher questions.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: he’s actually played 7 out of last 10 days, so that’s a lot more than before. I’d buy for sure and would myself if i could. His counting stats per at bat are great .32. Homers per at bat as well.

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Failed to mention its a weekly league so no swapping in and out.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @costaricanchata: Being an atheist helps too since trolls can smell the blood of a Christian man.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @L-Boogie: don’t truck with gomes in weekly league. you might only get 2 or 3 starts, like what mesoraco is turning into. In other problems i’m about to have…

  41. Wilsonian says:
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    In H2H where I’m fighting for the last playoff spot (currently out of it), do I dare sit Longoria and Tulo for Hanley and Arenado? They haven’t done a damn thing lately…and by lately I mean they haven’t done shit for a month or more.

    *Hanley is already in my UTIL, so he could get replaced by Leonys there.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: or I could pick up Prado, Miller, or Jerk-O.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: I wouldn’t sit Tulo in Coors, I’d sit Longo for Arenado for a day or two

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I agree with Tulo, but he’s seriously not doing anything. Anywhere. And he goes to BAL on Friday.

  42. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    With playoffs around the corner and Jose Fernandez getting shutdown I’m going to be a stud arm short. Got offered Sale (14th rd keep) for Machado (9th rd keep) my offense will be fine overall. Best FA guys are Arenado, rendon, kelly johnson. Go for it or am I shooting myself in the foot?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: how long of a keeper is it? 4-Eva? If not, I’d probably trade Machado if you NEED the pitching. But it depends on what the rest of your pitching is. Machado hasn’t been good at all lately, but he’s got a sick future ahead of him.

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest:
      If you can win it all this year i’d probably go for it. Sale is nasty but he scares the bejesus out of me in a keeper. With how much Manny’s been slumping, you might be better off with Arenado anyway ROS. If I didn’t think i’d win it all, i’d pass on sale and ride it out with Machado. He’s a monster, but I’m worried about him ROS.

  43. danny almonte says:
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    That’s funny about Yelich, it went extra’s last night and he had the gw rbi single
    Excited to see what his ceiling is…

  44. Bunny says:
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    SON loves Capuano vs Mets (15.2) and Parker vs Hou (13.5).

    Streaming both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bunny: Both, sure

  45. Harris says:
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    I was able to pick up Matt Carpenter for Archer after his CG shutout .. BTW I see Garza is pitching tonight and again on Tuesday. He’s not scheduled for two starts next week. You think that changes?

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Fielder, Jennings, Tulo for Felix, A-Gon, Kemp

    H2H keeper where we keep 1 forever and 4 for two years. After the trade my keepers would be Longoria, Jones, Davis, Kemp, Scherzer. Worth it for this season and beyond if I’m trying to get in the playoffs now?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Felix definitely doesn’t hurt.

  47. Dani says:
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    SON likes both Weaver and Nova today (facing each other in NY).

    Both seem extremely risky to me there. Would you go with either one?

    Also, what about Tillman pitching at Arizona? Like him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dani: I’d start any of these guys… Weaver, Tillman, Nova, in that order

  48. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got 6 players worth keeping in a 12 team H2H 6×6 league. I can only keep five. They are:

    Chris Davis
    Encarnacion
    Segura
    Machado
    Price
    Verlander

    I’m pretty much out of the running this year and the trade deadline is on Sunday. Would you consider trading two of those guys for one elite player? Something like Price and Verlander for Stanton, Adam Jones, Goldy, McCutchen, etc etc…

    It’s not great in a vaccum, but I’ll have to let one of the guys go at the end of the year anyway. I’d like to keep my bats, but if you can think of a better combo, let me know. Thanks Grey.

    • Johan Barleycorn says:
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      Add Kemp and Braun. Please and thank you.

      • Rodney says:
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        @Johan Barleycorn: Try to get Goldy or McCutchen for Price + Verlander.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Rodney: I’d take Jones for that combo, too. I think he’s up in that upper tier of OF talk at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johan Barleycorn: I’d do any of these: Price and Verlander for Stanton, Adam Jones, Goldy, McCutchen, Kemp, etc…. Verlander’s not a great keeper, Price is fine, but you want bats over arms

  49. EK says:
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    Start/sit for H2H pts:

    Masterson @ OAK (9.4)
    He has an 11.05 ERA there over the past 3 years… too many homers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK: Start

  50. Xtremehulk says:
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    Cespedes or Soriano the rest of the way? Trade deadline sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes

  51. Aero says:
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    After taking that shot to the elbow, think Shelby Miller is ok to start vs Pit(Liriano)? I need to start 2 more for the week. Options besides Miller are Garza vs Mil(Thornburg), Latos @Mil(Gallardo), Lynn v Pit(Burnett)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos and Garza

  52. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Pick up Miller or Gyorko to drop Dozier or Drew? Do both? I feel like the universe will realign the hot schmotatos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  53. Hey All,

    ROS: Point based H2H league where OPS is a good indicator…

    Crisp, Ludwick or Reddick?

  54. coco krispie says:
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    Bumgarner and Cain too much to give up for Goldy? What about Bumgarner and Shields? 6×6 (OPS,QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  55. Bill@Bong.com says:
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    Start Tim-may @ WAS today? Can’t make up my mind..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  56. steve says:
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    Ha! Electric slide phrase generator…you must be helping your Cougar make wedding plans ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  57. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    I punted saves, but that didn’t work so well, so now I’m rolling with Hawkins (thank you for the tip) and Cee-Lo. Gotta drop someone now Aramis is back. Drop Aramis or Panda?

  58. FrankGrimes says:
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    Au Shizz!

  59. SanFran says:
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    Grey – you like any of these guys better than Lowrie ROS at second base (12 team roto) ???

    Rendon (nice 2 week strecth), Gyorko (heating up), Profar (lose ABs to Berkman?), Miller, Walker, Beckham.

    20 moves left…

  60. Frank White says:
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    x

  61. gobiggreen says:
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    is Beachy worth a go against the Philies tonight? His last outing gave me some hope but I don’t want to take the girl out to dinner, have her order the filet, then tell me she’s sleeping with my brother if you catch my drift… actually i don’t even catch my drift.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @gobiggreen: this is good matchup.

  62. Bryan says:
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    Got offered Votto and Bautista for my Bruce and Bumgarner

    Remaing Sps
    Lee
    Garza
    Stras
    Teheren

    What do you think? I was thinking of asking for Aj Burnett on the deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryan: I’d take Votto side, I wouldn’t ask for more unless you want to kill the deal

  63. Frank White says:
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    Heygrey… you like me trading Cole n porcello for Gio gGonzalez n Martin perez?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Frank White: if non-keeper this is disturbing steal for you.

  64. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    man i love roto and the nice crowbarring value out of the universe that can be done late in season due to needs. I just got down with these 2 deals in about a week from same owner
    1. my soriano (alphonse the father) for corbin
    2. my seager for strasburg. owner is like 360 innings over projected cap and needs a good 2b. 14 team league so waivers had shit. I picked up dj lemehieu to cover that mess. only have enough innings left myself to keep latos/stras/corbin and maybe h.bailey for great starts and maybe 1 stream spot. threw colon (maybe bailey soon) away for enough bench bats to never have roster holes on short days. I’ve filled every P slot with holds guys. Also trying to trade a lot of people for net steals. Grabbed Dyson today.
    3. this league could turn into a keeper too, but the commissioner isn’t sure, but seems to trust my input. HAHAHA!
    If my biggest weaknesses are net steals and holds and generally good pitching in total (other than net saves, i’m 2nd, after trading every closer i had not named holland) and opp needs homers/rbi’s/saves/quality starts/wins are either of these good
    4. a.my lowrie/lackey/rizzo for his rajai/cecil/desmond or
    b. my lackey/bruce/holland (probably have to drop dyson or fowler after doing this) for his rios/cecil/hunter/rajai.
    The second might be too many homers and rbi’s to lose (bruce has a LOT of rbis)
    c. lackey/holland for cecil/hunter/rajai
    d. lackey/bruce for rios/cecil/rajai (leave myself with closer version)
    the main value of cecil and hunter is they are some of the very few (and actually best for holds) RP guys who i can sit in SP slots. thus i could have like 9 holds guys (i am 2nd worst in league in holds). Of course if I leave myself with no closers I could fall to like 5th or lower in net saves. Keep in mind as well that I’m 38 innings over projected and i did the math, if i play every corbin and stras game, 80 percent or so of latos’s games, streamed only very good starts (like s.gray vs HOU) and had 7-8 holds guys and holland i’d just about make it. But that leaves no room for lackey or bailey at all, so attempting to dumb them. thanks.

  65. mUshi says:
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    last trade of the year, was offered adam jones, choo and cj wilson for rios, altuve, and cliff lee… i need rbi’s and lead steals by 30… is this a good trade for me? thanks!

  66. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i’m guessing out of these guys the keeper order would be
    votto/jones/beltre/stras/braun/bruce? this is just in case 14 team roto from above goes keeper.

  67. Allen says:
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    How bad is Matt Holiday’s ankle injury? Should I pick up a Hot Shmatato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allen: If you have room, fill him in

  68. LastPlace says:
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    Trust Liriano today after his last outing?

  69. Jason Katnip says:
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    The Federalist
    Venable
    Reddick
    and drop EyJr for 5th OF spot? Unfortunately EyJr is terrible, will he turn it around at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable…You can lose Young for now

  70. Jason Katnip says:
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    Also, should I start Alex Cobb Thursday vs. Seattle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him, sure

  71. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m experimenting with something in case anybody is interested. In the daily games that have popped up in the last couple years when they first came out, there was this strategy called stacking. Essentially rather than pick out individual players across multiple MLB teams you would pick every available starter you could from a single team regardless of your opinion of any particular player on that team. The idea makes a lot of sense. If you have a good match up in a good park, even bad teams will sometimes score a lot of runs. If the game turns into a blow out, you’ll have a concentration of productive player and it’s more consistent than the arbitrary nature of pick and choose from the whole player pool. It seemed to work because the daily games subsequently changed the rules so that you have to pick player from multiple teams (usually at least 3). When a strategy play is successful in a money game, you kind of want to take notice.

    In a shallow RCL like league where you can do a lot of streaming, you can kind of mimic that stacking strategy. Yesterday I played a concentration of Padres in Coors, (Hundley, Alonso, Dacker, and Gyorko) and got 4/15 3 runs 2 HRs and 4 RBIs. I will take that production most days from 4 players. Today I’m stacking against Gibson and the Twins. Not a great park match up usually but Gibson has not pitched well at home, the ball carries better there in the daytime and interwebs says wind blowing out. It means I’m starting some scrubs (Chisenhall, Giambi, Aviles and Stubbs). We’ll see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Makes sense… Makes more sense to me in Coors against a terrible pitcher like Manship than in Retrodome, but I like it better than four randoms across 4 different games because you could get the one guy that does nothing in each, at least here you’d think you’d get something…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I might not have gone Twins save two things. One is it’s an early game day so I am streaming from games that have lineups available before fantasy rosters lock. The second is Gibson has been a blow out victim and he has not gone deep in games which means a possibility of getting into the soft underbelly of the Twins ‘pen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, the early games are great — yay baseball! — but I want all games to be early if some are…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Quick scout on C. Lo. The good is that there might be closer stuff there. Averaged 93, hit 95 with a running fastball that moves late and in on right handers. He flashed a very good overhand hammer too.

      Now the bad. Doesn’t seem to have command or consistency with any of his pitches. He snapped a beauty curve to Seth Smith in one at bat, then he hung one to Sogard that would have been out of most parks. He walked Vogt after not being able to locate the fastball to put him away. Then up 0-2 he threw a fastball to Chris Young that got way too much plate and CY hit a homer that the umps got wrong.

      I think there’s enough there if you need the saves. There are some warning signs. I could see outings where he gets himself in trouble with the walk and it leads to big innings.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, didn’t want to go as far to say C. LO looked great, so I tried to coach with ‘moderately well’… Plus, the Astros bullpen is a mess and there’s only six weeks left so maybe by the skin of his teeth he gets through the season with 5-7 saves…

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yep thats’ usually my strategy in daily games. I don’t know how RCL leagues work, but wouldn’t it be hard to find 4 or 5 players on one team available in FA, then have room for them on your roster?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        I am coming around to the idea that streaming is more productive than having a lot of regulars. So I’ve got about 6 daily roster spots that are fluid out of 14. When you stream, if you have the time to do it, you don’t get screwed by DNPs from your regulars (hello Bryce Harper). Over 162, playing time really matters. RCL is 12 mixed, so it’s really shallow. There are almost always 3 to 4 starters available from a stack team.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I would def be into that strategy. But I’ve never been in leagues where you can pick up guys and play them the same day.

            • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Yahoo. Been using it since its advent.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: on the settings page (you’d of course have to have the commish do this) where it says Daily-Tomorrow, change it to Daily-Today. BOOM. I’m now in a 14 team roto league (on yahoo) where we can pick up people right up until the game starts. I think the reason most yahoo leagues only allow today’s pickups after 1 am or so to count for tomorrow is that the default position is “Daily – Tomorrow” and few know to switch it.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Nice, I like the way you think Steve. The other reason that strategy is so effective in daily games though is because of the salary cap. Those “scrubs” are obviously cheaper so the 2-3 guys you aren’t stacking can be total studs, ditto on your pitchers. In the RCLs, you’ve got a lot more options and match-ups to play with no regard for price.

      I’d think looking for good BVP match-ups and consulting the Hitter-tron would net you pretty nice results as well. Though, with 6 streaming hitter spots, you could pull off the best of both worlds I would think. Most teams probably aren’t leaving that many hitter positions open for streaming though.

      I certainly see the appeal of this with an early game though. Nothing worse than those late DNPs and/or adding a streamer for a late game only to have them sitting.

      Good thoughts man, always love hearing your input and ideas.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @MattTruss223:

        Yes the cap is a key element of the daily game but remember you can mix and match low salary guys from multiple teams just as you can with the high salary guys. It’s the same noise. What made it effective in the daily games is that you can play multiple teams. So guys would simply stack many many MLB line ups by playing multiple ‘cards’ if you will so that they would be playing a stack of whichever lineup happened to return a blow out that day.

        Still, I’d love to have the time to run a few numbers because my intuition says stacking slightly beats mix and match on average.

        And yes, I can’t stack 6 generally/ever so I am also playing a couple of guys from other match ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mentioned that about three years ago…

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: I just hate Joba so Much…………….

  72. Titsburgh Feelers says:
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    I feel like I just got personally scolded for Chris Archer and need to sit in the corner for ten minutes. While I do that…I have 2 moves left this week, wanna snag Smoak n will probably drop Flores, leaving one move. Porcello hit the wire, would love to snag em, but the potential Houston closer C-Lo is there too. I have Jansen and Paps so might be useful. Would drop either Estrada or Archer. Whatdya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer for Porcello

      • Titsburgh Feelers says:
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        @Grey: nice, thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that ‘s good stuff and i’m actually surprised that’s the first time something from street fighter (pictures) was put up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It wasn’t

  73. Pete says:
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    12 team H2H points league (OPS as a good gauge). In playoff hunt (tied for 4th, 6 teams make). 3 weeks to go (including this one) then 3 weeks of playoffs. 11 adds left (so 2 each week except 1 one week on average). Pretty good shape on pitching (maybe stream 1 here and there).
    C – Posey
    1B – Konerko
    2B – Cano
    SS – Castro
    3B – Lawrie
    IF – Headley
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Puig
    OF – Brown
    OF – Gordon
    UTIL – Arenado
    UTIL – De Aza
    Bench – Bogaerts

    Make a move or 2 today to improve or hold?
    Good Available:
    OF – Reddick
    OF – Venable
    1B – Smoak
    1B, 2B, OF – Ackley
    1B – Ruf
    SS – Alcides Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. So taking that to mean Bogaerts is still worth the stash given my current situation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As of right now, you don’t need to stash anyone else

  74. TheNewGuy says:
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    Think this J(en)-Lo kid could get most of the saves?

    Or is he not worth the agita, it is the asstros after all… J-Lo, ass, funny huh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on your situation, I grabbed him in one league, didn’t bother with him in others

  75. EK says:
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    1. Pls rank for H2H pts leagues based on their projected match-ups:

    Porcello @ CWS, vs MIN, @NYM, vs CLE, @ BOS, @ CWS, vs SEA, vs CWS, @ MIN
    (I’d start all but@ BOS)

    Griffin vs CLE, vs SEA, @ DET, vs TB, vs HOU, @ MIN, vs LAA, vs MIN, vs SEA
    (start all but @ DET)

    Haren vs SF, @ CHC, @ KC, vs NYM, @ MIA, @ NYM, vs ATL, vs MIA, @ARI
    (probably start all)

    Kazmir @ OAK, vs MIN, @ DET, vs BAL, vs KC, @ CWS, vs HOU, @ MIN
    (start all but @ DET)

    2. Alex Wood – own in 10-team leagues or stream the spot and pick back up for favorable playoff match-ups?
    His starts line up as: vs WAS, @ STL, vs CLE
    Then my playoffs begin (rosters lock) vs NYM, @ PHI, vs SD, @ WAS, vs MIL, vs PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Haren, Porcello
      2. Stream

  76. Juice_0321 says:
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    Ludwick or Headley today? SON loves Headley, but he’s been disturbingly terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headley

  77. Tom says:
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    How do you rank beachy, cingrani, and cole ROS? Do you think cingrani is gonna stay in the rotation? I haven’t seen much about cueto’s status, or heard anything about cingrani’s innings limit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani, Beachy…No idea, depends on Cueto

  78. Bryan says:
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    Burnett or Ryu ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnett

  79. ichirosan says:
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    Emile Boneface just got traded to the Royals. Thoughts? Him or Scooter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…

    • The Thumb says:
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      @ichirosan: so Rajai gets to play??????? Wooohooo

  80. Jay says:
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    Who has more value as a keeper?
    Longo or Hayward

    Team also keeping Stanton and machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: ok. Would you keep Longo over Felix, having kept stras and machado? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Jay says:
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            @Grey: awesome. Thanks. I’m looking at keeping votto muchado Longo Stanton and strasburg then.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  81. matt says:
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    B Chen should be pitching in a local mushball league! How can these hitters not hit his 79mph junkball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  82. OaktownSteve says:
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    Should have stacked Twins. Interesting idea outside of a fantasy baseball context as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was thinking about starting Gibson, but I don’t think he’s going to coast the whole game… You’re 1-for-4 first time through, right?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Looking up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I wonder if just owning Aviles would be as good though…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Like most strategies, it’s not going to work all the time and sometimes it’ll be worse than you would have done with random. The question is does it provide a small edge over time.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              Make that “like ALL strategies…”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, totally… Hindsight and all of that, I’m just wondering if you would’ve went with the Hitter-Tron if Aviles would’ve been the choice… I didn’t look…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Yep. Liked Aviles. Did not like the other three.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, but as you said when this all started, you have no idea if other guys it likes are playing yet…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      pretty greedy .

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        mmmmmmmmm…stacked twins

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          wrigley’s double-mint gum .

  83. The Thumb says:
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    This has to mean Rajai gets an everyday job right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but it’s not like he’s done anything in the last week with it

  84. Gareth says:
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    I’m Curious to know if guys like CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole and Malicious Phenom are affiliated with Razzball in any way?

    Or did they just anoint themselves as Sage Sayers?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Gareth: Not affiliated. Been an active commenter for a few years now and I like to help. I’m just trying to protect this house, if you will, so Grey and these guys don’t reach a breaking point of stupid, repetitive questions. I was attracted to this site because it gave insight into lesser known players for deep leagues. But everyone’s got their hand out 10 times a day, every day. I don’t get it.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: That said, going with my experience in relation to the kinds of questions asked, yes, I consider myself a ‘fantasy baseball expert’, however you qualify that. Which is why I spend 95% of my time on here trying to help, 4% being sarcastic towards knuckleheads and 1% bothering Grey.

  85. Johan Barleycorn says:
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    Grey,

    To follow up on the Price and Verlander package for a bat from above, would you prefer to get Adam Jones or Wil Myers in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  86. Gareth says:
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    So does Bonifacio get a shot at the every day gig at 2nd for the Royals?

    Wow.

    First Jamie Carroll.

    Now Emilio Bonifacio.

    The Royals are really going for it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly for Emilio, but he hasn’t done anything…

  87. Gareth says:
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    Carlos Carrasco getting clobbered again.

    “Sigh.”

    Between him, Bauer and Salazar It’s not a farm in Cleveland, Its Animal Farm, by George Orwell.

    The pitchers are playing the part of the Horse, Who becomes Unusable and gets sent off to the Knackers Yard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Gareth: glue factory.

  88. Willy says:
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    Big fan of yours Grey! Already got JB’s opinion on this, but trying to get as much feedback as I can…

    I’m in a pickle right now. I’m in a keeper league (salary based) and i’m just outside of top 3 for money. right now i can gain points in average and SB. I have an offer on the table where i would send Harvey and A Escobar and receive Segura and Estrada… Is this a deal that i should do? I love Harvey and wanted to keep him for several years, or at least until Boras get’s him really big money. Then again, I can certainly keep Segura for several years… Do i do this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Take Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that cartoon movie is great.

  89. AA says:
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    Are Archer, Wheeler or Cole going to be shut down? I have Cobb coming off the DL and need to drop one of them or Albers. Who should I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Archer, read the post

  90. Mitch says:
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    I’d like to congratulate all of the patient Stanton owners. I am willing to guarantee he busts out of his funk in the immediate future, since I have just traded him for Leonys Martin and Chris Sale (needed speed, k’s and ratios). Enjoy the upcoming HR barage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • Mitch says:
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        @Grey: You’re very welcome, my finely moustached friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wanna hug you.

    • Mitch says:
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      @Mitch: although in the process I did drop Porcello which seemed to have paid off. Getting WHIPd early on.

  91. TheNewGuy says:
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    Alvarez is a big upgrade on Aramis right?

    I don’t know what to make of Aramis, crap year so far but I find it hard to believe he’s all of a sudden DONE. Much hope for Aramis? Trying to trade for a 3B (Wright owner) right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Alvarez, wouldn’t say a big upgrade…

  92. Bush says:
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    12-team standard H2H
    In negotiations, trying to get Dom Brown (currently still in his DL spot.) He wants SP (which I have abundance.) As of right now, Travis Wood is on table. Also available from me is Ryu then Latos. Is T. Wood reasonable and is Ryu or Latos too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give Wood or Ryu, in that order

  93. the tone ranger says:
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    greycarlo, 2 questions:

    1. can you rank these guys in a dynasty keeper? nickie franklin, bogaerts, machado

    2. what are you expecting from nick franklin next season? is 20/20 optimistic? is it more 12/12? orrr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Machado, Bogaerts 2. 17/17 seems reasonable

  94. SMLV1 says:
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    Hey Grey I asked you this question last week. Ziegler or Farq? Your response was its a coin flip.

    So I ask again Ziegler or Farq? I own Ziegler thinking AZ gets more save opps down the stretch.

    Now I am worried Putz will be back in the closer role soon should I drop Ziegler for Farq now or roll with Ziegler till Putz takes over then drop Ziegler for Putz?

    Looking for a ROS Closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s still a coin flip, Zigeler’s been fine… Farq has too… If you’re worried about Putz, flip them…

  95. Gareth says:
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    Better 2 start for Next Week:

    Lincecum, Tim SP SF Free Agent
    8/19/13 vs. BOS Lester, Jon SP BOS
    8/24/13 vs. PIT Liriano, Francisco SP PIT

    Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Free Agent
    8/19/13 vs. WAS Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS
    8/24/13 @ SD Stults, Eric SP SD

    Haren, Dan SP WAS Free Agent
    8/20/13 @ CHC Rusin, Chris SP CHC
    8/25/13 @ KC Santana, Ervin SP KC

    Ogando, Alexi RP TEX Free Agent
    8/19/13 vs. HOU Lyles, Jordan SP HOU
    8/25/13 @ CHW Danks, John SP CHW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haren, Samardzija

  96. Carnac says:
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    Owning Rick Porcello: for those times when fantasy baseball isn’t frustrating enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA!

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @Carnac: oh man, good times…. We were all so juiced over rutledge..

  97. Nick says:
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    Keeper League:

    Which trade do you prefer (I own Verlander)?

    Verlander + Puig For Strasburg + Nathan

    Verlander + Upton for Scherzer + Fernandez

    Thanks Grey!

    • Carnac says:
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      @Nick: I prefer the Velander side in both cases. Unless the Upton in #2 is BJ.

      • Nick says:
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        @Carnac:

        I need pitching desperately for this year, and I have 9 keepers in a league where we keep 8.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What Carnac said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  98. Bush says:
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    Eovaldi or A. Albers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  99. costaricanchata says:
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    your boy , brantley , might be using up his good ab’s .
    hope he saves you a few , next year when you actually own him .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’ve seen some funny ass commercials from butler and chen. i think they’re on youtube

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  100. fitz says:
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    I still don’t understand why pitchers give Miggy anything he can hit…guy is just too good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • MasterofGrond says:
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      Never seen a guy crank so many garbage pitches out of the park. It’s absurd.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @MasterofGrond: Same could be said with Crush.

        That jack last night was way inside off the dish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  101. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just traded Tex for A-Ram.

    Got the 3B I needed with Wright down, and didnt even want to keep Tex so I didn’t give up anything. Hell yaaa…now lets hope Aramis discovers some of his old mojo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  102. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Which offense?
    Atlanta vs. Lannan
    Boston @ Esmil Rogers
    TB vs. Harang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope TB, but I’d go Atlanta

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I was leaning that too. Harang is garbage. 7 ER in 3 of his last 5? Nearly 7.00 ERA on the road?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they’re all kinda garbage

  103. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Giambino! Stack so far 4-12, 2 runs, 1 hr, 5 RBIs. Stack is the new stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: the Oaktown Steve Stack!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  104. bossmanjunior says:
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    Garza v MIL
    Miller v STL
    Lincecum @ WAS

    Start them all? I have the luxery of sitting one if necessary. WHIP and ERA most important. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all of them

  105. romstad23 says:
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    Lambo v Eaton v Avisail? I currently have Lambo and the other two are both available. Not a keeper league

    • romstad23 says:
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      @romstad23: H2h league based entirely off points, so categories dont matter to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail’s fine for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh my god, I want that so bad!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: it makes me feel like a different person, i want to do toasts, get a smoking jacket and an ascott, do a lecture, and use “old timey” words and phrases

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And narrator a PBS show?

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: look out Plimpton I’m coming for you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “Muffy, get me my slippers, and my juice pipe.”

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        but does it blow bubbles ?

        (who’s bubbles ?)

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @costaricanchata: no, vape smoke, but I get yeah

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate:

            i know you’re all excited about your new juice pipe
            but i’m more impressed with how clean your keyboard is .
            looks like a nice one .

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @costaricanchata: not mine, found a pic of it on line, i wish my shizz looked that good

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate:

            omg … just realized
            those are all of your juices there in the background .
            at first i thought they were candles .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bubbles was in The Wire

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            the old joke goes :
            Q … “were you blue , while i was away ?”
            A … ‘ damn , all that money for finishing school and you still
            get your tenses wrong ‘

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @HandOfGaudin: I feel awesome just by using it

  106. Pappy says:
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    Nelson Cruz was dropped in my contract keeper. (12 team, keep 10)
    Is he worth grabbing for next year? How much FAAB?
    Thanks!

    CAN’T FIND A BETITMET!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! He’s worth it for under $10

  107. poop says:
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    Trade Cuddy/Beachy for A.Jones? Don’t have fantastic pitching depth but Jones is great. Will Beachy keep this up?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @poop: is the other guy willing to trade Jones, if so then absolutely

      • poop says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate: not sure yet – would you give up Stanton or Cuddy to do that deal?

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @poop: I would give up stanton if I needed help in other cats beside HR’s

          • poop says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate: It’s a points league that favors power. Other team actually needs OF help – I’m assuming you’d also do Cuddy/Reddick for Jones?

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @poop: yup

              • poop says:
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                @Jack Full O’ Hate: To rank according to most favorable to me, would you rank:
                1. Cuddy/Beachy for Jones
                2. Cuddy/Reddick for Jones
                3. Stanton and see above

                • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                  @poop: 213

  108. romstad23 says:
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    Should I drop or trade Buccholz? I’m starting to get impatient. I think I’m pretty solid when it comes to SPs (Darvish, Strasburg, Bumgarner, Gonzalez, Lincecum, Nova) but am weak at 1B(rizzo and posey) and 3b (lawrie and sandoval)

    I’m in a 10 man league. Should I keep him or who should I try and get instead if not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You held him this long and now you’re dropping him? For what?

  109. Jaelen Rosen says:
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    Would you drop any of these pitches for Smoak. Cashner, Sonny Gray, Salazar, Volgesong, Straily, or Leake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups… Salazar

  110. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    steram cobb or too risky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Risky

  111. JJ says:
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    I am looking to drop C.Crisp as he hasnt produced in a long time and I cant afford to wait for one of his hot streaks
    Which of these bats would you grab?
    A.DUNN
    J.MORNEAU
    W.VENABLE
    J.SMOAK

    Which of these DLed pitchers will produce the best numbers ROS
    T.CAHILL
    W.RODRIGUEZ
    P.MAHOLM
    J.JOHNSON

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak…None of those pitchers…Wandy

      • JJ says:
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        thanks

  112. SteveNZ says:
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    That Perez vulture win is handy, though the save would have been nicer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I owned him somewhere still… I just traded him…

  113. nightpandas says:
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    Looking for an upside guy that might slip into my 9 keepers in my 15 teamer with my last move. I have an “NA” spot as well. Any of these guys or wait it out:

    Gyorko
    Avisail
    Springer

    BTW….Avisail was the best player on the field last night IMO, my Chicago tour is now complete. Better game at US Cellular but better atmosphere at Wrigley. Harry Carey’s for dinner tonight. Thumbs up to the Chi-town experience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko… Nice, glad you had a good time… Every time I’ve been to Chicago it was after October, so obviously never saw a baseball game…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: just froze your ass off, likely. wind’s even worse in the north suburbs of chicago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was unseasonably warm when I was there, but it was still cold… Low 50′s…

  114. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes I didn’t pick up Putz for this…

  115. SteveNZ says:
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    Who’s gonna close this for Baltimore? Can anyone see who’s warming up?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Eh, it’s Johnson.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @SteveNZ: yeah,, crapburgers, I tried streaming the DOR-K today for the rogue save

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold K-Rod for now

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            @Grey: definitely.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @SteveNZ: He’s gonna have to get through Goldy again.

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @SteveNZ: noooooooo

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @SteveNZ: hunter probably. Ughh

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      And he blows it.

  116. SpecialFNK says:
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    who is a better keeper for 2014 plus.. Alex Rios or Jacoby Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip… Rios

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        Carlos Gonzalez would be a better keeper than Alex Rios yes?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  117. Jason says:
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    Three JJ’s in this game kindof cool…

    Grey, who would you take a stab at to replace Jim Johnson potentially? That’s 3 in a row now. K-Rod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab K-Rod

  118. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Soriano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: really glad i traded him for pitching (really am, as i’d be benching the best player this week had i owned him still); needed corbin much more.

  119. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to drop bj, reddick or lake for k-rod. my needs are avg, rbi and sbs. who to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  120. SteveNZ says:
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    Could REALLY do with a Hunter win here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need wins so badly

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hopefully Price can deliver. *Extends hand*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *takes hand*

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: FFS. There’s a lot of good work undone, right there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, can’t believe this game… Against that team and that pitcher?!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Hopefully he gets the chance to clean up after himself a pit. Maddon does normally let him stay in for a while.

                Frustrating cos I was starting to make a BIG push in the RCL…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, me too… I can’t believe who it was against too… Jesus

  121. Jason Katnip says:
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    Just traded Weaver in my league…now being owned by Yankees…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Jason Katnip: What did you get for him, Jason Kipnis?

      • Jason Katnip says:
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        @TheNewGuy:

        I got Carlos Gomez bro

  122. TheNewGuy says:
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    Weaver getting CANED. Paul O Neil calling him Jeff Weaver too, bet that makes him feel better…

    And Soriano matching a career high 6 RBIs, and its only the 2nd inning! Holy fuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  123. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    So I’m sitting here puffing on my pipe and pondering Oaktown Steve’s Stacking when poof a Razzball idea came to me, wait hold on *puff puff puff* A user strategies article. Once a week or every other week have users submit strategies articles and the winners get posted on a weekend to share with everyone * puff puff puff*

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate:

      1. Set lineup.
      2. Stomp around in a snit until team starts hitting.

      Repeat.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @SteveNZ: sound’s like Kiwi rules

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        Love it and love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winner chosen by who?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: *puff puff puff* the razzball brain trust?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the criteria for choosing a winner?

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: relevance, for example, late season end game startegies, like the stacking, streaming SAGNOF, streaming K’s via MR’s in ESPN leagues, category attacking, when to dump you 4-6 SP’s and rely on the stream….you get the point. Early season would be draft strategies, dealing with April anxiety, just really anything users can contribute that isn’t covered by the site. What I’m seeing is more user input in the shared knowledge we have here and helping all Raazzer’s play this game. Some of the best ideas I have come across have been in the comments section that either came from writers or commenters. I know we have the forums, but our daily peepers are not guaranteed to go in there and anyone can post.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oaktown is welcome to contribute to the site, but he’s turned it down since he doesn’t have time… So we’d have to have a bunch of people with the time to write to submit to choose from, hope they were good enough to post and then the people who aren’t chosen could resent the ones that are chosen… Don’t see a whole lot of upside…

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: hey man when you are puffing on a vape pipe, ideas just start popping into your head, the execution might not work, but it’s just ideas, I’m an ideas man, that’s why I want to try out for the pitch posse

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha…I hear ya… Those ideas are great, not bad at all… This feels like good stuff to remind me of next March so this way everyone’s on the same page in the beginning of the year…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: will do, prez just made another spark happen in my my head, well the pipe helps too, what about a weekly update about interesting things happening in the forums to remind everyone they exist. We should push harder for the forums.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The forums, unfortch, are people who just ask team questions, people don’t really hang out in there… I will say it’s easily to see a person’s team there…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey: word, the pipe makes the mind move too much, are you sure you can handle one?….and why am I wearing a cardigan?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha… I have argyle socks that says I’ll be just fine… Should get Prezzi one too…. He needs to pour over possible one-day closers with a pipe in hand…

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      @Jack Full O’ Hate: you should wear a horse head while you sit and puff.

                • HandOfGaudin says:
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                  @Jack Full O’ Hate: i like the idea tho. Maybe a post for the forums, at the least.

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @HandOfGaudin: I’ve been to the forums maybe a half dozen times,

                    • HandOfGaudin says:
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                      @Jack Full O’ Hate: i know, same, but it seems like a good topic for a forum where everyone can kinda chime in and it stays there to discuss.

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: stick Terse with the job of reading them all

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha re: Terse

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Grey: I still think stacking, streaming SAGNOF, and MR K streaming, for espn users, is not a bad idea to share with everyone

                • Grey's Goatee says:
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                  @Jack Full O’ Hate:

                  Here’s what I did as far as pitching in my RCL.

                  1. I completely punted saves to start the year.

                  2. I streamed the shizz out of guys for the first half. So much so, that I was at I think 120 out of the 180 GS limit by the ASB. However, this allowed me to get a comfortable amount of Ks and Ws, but Saves and ERA/WHIP took a hit.

                  3. Once I got to 120 GS, I would not start any pitcher unless the matchup was way too good to pass up.

                  4. I decided then was the time to make up saves. I traded Kershaw for Aroldis and Mariano. I also acquired Kenley Jasen in a separate trade.

                  5. Ditched all my starting pitchers except for Corbin and Ryu and completely stopped streaming for a while.

                  6. Picked up a ton of elite K, low ERA/WHIP set-up guys (Melancon, Rosenthal, Robertson, Paco Rodriguez, Delabar before he sucked).

                  7. Melancon became a closer! I was also able to snatch up Ziegler and Farquhar when they took over.

                  8. Started streaming again with guys like Nova, Ryu, Porcello.

                  Fast forward to today, I’ve lowered my ERA by 0.2, lowered my WHIP by 0.05, and went up about 50 saves in a little under 2 months. All in all, I’ve gained I believe 9 total points just in pitching, and I’m only trending upward. I currently have a 3 in saves, but I’d be surprised if I don’t end up with at least a 7. I’m also looking at averaging about 10 points in all of the other pitching categories.

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Grey’s Goatee: thatats great, there is no one way to win and your league left all the MR for you to pull it off, next year I’m going to leave the draft with 3-4 SP’s max and wait and pluck and stream

                    • Grey's Goatee says:
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                      @Jack Full O’ Hate:

                      Thanks man, that’s a great strategy. For the most part, pitchers are grossly overrated in root leagues.

                      And on offense, aside from drafting guys like Goldy and both CarGos, I stashed both Puig and Myers each for about a week before they got the call. Winning!

  124. SteveNZ says:
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    Trout is exasperating to be playing against.

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Ugh, Goldy. Come on fella.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Adam Jones… Anything at this point or please just end this game…

  126. phil says:
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    Help!

    I get:
    V-Mart
    Holliday
    Kipnis

    I give:
    Chris Davis
    Dom Brown
    Yonder Alonso

    Do I pull the trigger? Our league has R, H, HR, RBI, SB, K, AVG, OPS XBH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  127. fitz says:
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    Rotoworld suggesting if Johnson is removed that Hunter becomes the favorite for saves. I would seem to think K-Rod would be the obvious choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, K-Rod

  128. Wheeler in the sky says:
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    Oscar Taveras getting surgery and done for the year FYI. If anyone is still holding him in redrafts for some reason he’s not going to do anything for you. Still a stud in keepers though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  129. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    owners of scherzer or porcello or any other DET SP. For some reason fri’s start isn’t going to be from the normal suspects (fister/Por/max/ver/anabelle) thus moving scherzer to SUN, and porcello to tue. this gives porcello an extra start vs MIN and in the last week of the season @MIA and scherzer now gets 2 extra WSOX matchups. VERY NICE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  130. mzyptlk says:
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    McCann or Castro ros

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @mzyptlk: mcann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  131. Vince says:
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    Hi Grey!

    1) Would you give Fowler and Asdrubal for either Pedroia or Utley?
    2) Would you give Fowler and Cliff Lee for either Felix or MadBum ?

    Are these good ? My lineup for reference (12 teams, H2H, 5×5, Non Keeper):
    C: Lucroy
    1B: Fielder
    2B: Zobrist (SS,OF)
    SS: Asdrubal
    3B: Longoria
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Adam Jones
    OF: Cespedes
    Util: Heyward
    Bench: Fowler
    Bench: BJUpton

    SP: Wainwright, Lee, Scherzer, Garza, Cingrani, Teheran, Matt Moore(DL), Gray (that’s my streaming spot)
    RP: Jansen, Henderson, Melancon
    DL: Matt Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yes Pedroia 2) Nope

      • Vince says:
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        @Grey: 1) If I have to settle for Utley instead of Pedroia would you still do it ?

        2) If I give either Garza, Cingrani or Teheran instead of Cliff Lee, would you do it ? (The complete trade would be my Fowler + Garza or Teheran or Cingrani for his Felix or Madbum…(Not sur that’d be enough though.. )

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1) Nope 2) Sure

          • Vince says:
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            @Grey: Thanks a bunch :)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  132. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    boneface going to replace the equally useless e.johnson(can’t steal when ya bat 120 or so) really helps king of sagnof’s value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  133. herschel says:
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    @Grey: is longo benchable in weekly leagues? hes been pretty painful since the injury and seems confused at the plate. options would be arenado, young, asche or gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we reevaluate where he is on Sunday?

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: yep…i guess thats the one good thing about weekly leagues. you sensing a turn around? of the 3b options mentioned above, which one do you like the most?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, but you never know, it’s not like he should be this bad

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: agreed, unless he isnt fully recovered from the injury. so arenado, young, asche or gyorko? want to grab one of them off waivers just in case…needs are avg, rbi and sbs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Arenado right now, but that could change by Sunday

  134. Grey's Goatee says:
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    So I decided to listen to the Steel Stud (Hitter-Tron), and went with “He of Two Spanish First Names” (Juan Francisco) for a batty call.

    2-2 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs so far!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  135. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow, Soriano hasn’t been this productive since they switched over to the Gregorian calendar and the season gained 9 extra days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  136. SteveNZ says:
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    I will be mightily pissed off if McGee comes away with a win here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m pissed when any pitcher I don’t own wins a game.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Don’t hate me for owning Peralta in the RCL then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…I don’t hate you, I hate Peralta… Such crap that they wait all game to score runs… Score five in the 1st and be done with it!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Two vulture wins in the RCL today…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I need a day like that so bad…

  137. Jon says:
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    Drop one to activate Cobb?

    Delgado, Cashner, Alex Wood, Erasmo, Tillman, Porcello

    • Jon says:
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      or Dane de la Rosa…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups… Erasmo

  138. JRO says:
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    Holy Farquhar!! Is this aka i should be looking elsewhere or I just need to settle down and lets this one go. My expectations werent tooo high on him but he has been solid?

    • dk says:
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      @JRO: After this performance, would you rank Latroy > Farq > Dane De La Rosa for SAGNOFs?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        LaTroy, Farq

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @JRO: i’m guessing this is blip, for now. he was near perfect on his first 4 or 5 saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, it’s one blown save as closer… Another like that though and it could be trouble…

  139. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    others besides me might start noticing gee if he actually beats LAD. good thing i’ve owned him for a long time in 16 teamer, benched today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benched? Why?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: at the hottest team on the planet, pitcher’s park or not. plus i’m playing a dude where i don’t need many starts. I’m probably benching peavy tomorrow too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  140. SteveNZ says:
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    And there’s Capuano putting me right back to where I was about a week, 10 days ago.

    And Byrd. Yeah, dropped him from my H2H team a few days ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch on Cappy

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Took me forever to get under 3.40 for ERA *sobs*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, I’m nowhere near that… Fighting to get under 3.60… David Carpenter didn’t help that tonight

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    So need the Rangers to take the lead here. Want to see some Scheppers or Cotts…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Oh. Cotts has already been in. Some Scheppers with the lead, in that case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  142. Fungazi says:
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    Would you take Beachy over the Shark, rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. SteveNZ says:
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    OK, so in the ol’ H2H, I’m way, way, WAY behind in ERA, so it’s time to get the stream on to maybe do something in Wins and/or Ks

    Tomorrow, SON has Hughes v LAA at $8.8 – way ahead of any of the other available guys. I know he’s crap but would you start any of these other guys ahead of him?

    Buehrle v BOS
    Guthrie @ DET
    Saunders @ TB
    Pelfrey v CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start none of those guys…So just go with SON and Hughes…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oh, under normal circumstances I wouldn’t go anywhere near them. But my ERA is 5.06 and my opponent’s is 0.93, so I think streaming is worth a shot.

        As there’s only a relatively few innings behind my ERA, it could come down quite quickly with a couple of decent starts. Could blow out quickly too, but I’m no worse off, right? Whereas my opponent would need a blowup of biblical proportions to get anywhere near my ERA…

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: Though my opponent does have FOUR starters going tomorrow…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that makes sense… Gotta stream…

  144. OaktownSteve says:
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    Cozart is pretty good. Good stuff, repeatable. Poise. Nice start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I almost picked him up too, and Thornburg… Dah…

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: cosart for HOU? I like em… Hes been pretty solid over the last month or so.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @HandOfGaudin:

        Yeah, he looked real good. I like the way he mixed his pitches. Looked like a mature pitcher. MLB legit ready. Fantasy 2 or 1.5.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s high praise… Still would be careful in his next start @Arlington

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I’m thinking more long term. And 2 is probably his ceiling. I gave him the 1.5 just because he’s so young. The fastball is 95 consistently and can dial it up. He throws a lot of cutters and he’s inducing a lot of groundballs. He throws it 40+% of the time which would lead MLB qualified starters by a lot. It’s a cannonball. The cutter is a contact pitch so his K upside is probably 7.5/9 at the mlb level. The curve and the change are both well developed secondary pitches.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I watched him in his first start, I was impressed with what I saw too, but he looks like he has major command problems in the minors…

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Yeah but he’s only made 22 AAA starts. Two of his last 3 starts he’s only walked one. The delivery is low effort and repeats and that suggests that he might be able to develop command.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Could be something special if he does harness his command because his stuff looks solid

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @OaktownSteve: wow, high praise. i watched a little bit when i could earlier, seemed to be keeping the ball down in the zone. Like you said , mixing his pitches well. Keepin us off balance. Had him in the rcl til about a week ago,dropped because of matchups.

          We have to score right here! Sogard set us up beautifully.

          • HandOfGaudin says:
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            Oh my… Taggin third with two outs… Not smart. Although it did seem like it was deep enough.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @HandOfGaudin:

              A’s have been on the wrong side of a lot of bad calls this year.

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @OaktownSteve: I feel the same about the Dodgers the first 3 months of the year

              • HandOfGaudin says:
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                @OaktownSteve: its been almost comical… Mainstreamers dont want us winning. Conspiracy!

          • Kid A says:
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            @HandOfGaudin: you show up like a goddamn vampire and sink your jinx fangs into sogard. Then you fly off with melvin’s soul. You monster.

            • HandOfGaudin says:
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              @Kid A: ahhhh, damnit! I know ,im disgusting! Crack a beer fellas, its gonna be a long one, i feel.

  145. nightpandas says:
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    More keeper value: Gyorko or Franklin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko, coin flip at this point

  146. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    just got back from hanging out at the vape store, had to show off the pipe, lets just say I was the coolest guy there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, of course, you were the only one in there wearing a velvet smoking jacket…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Grey: and a monocle!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Grey: Baby’s mama says vaping sucks and my life is lame, oh and I play too much fantasy sports without getting money for it

  147. gareth says:
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    Jack full of vape.

  148. gareth says:
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    Pipe down jack.

  149. gareth says:
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    Jacks favorite player is smoak.

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @gareth: its puff puff puig

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: don’t you usually slot in a link to a really funny internet meme from 2004 after your 3rd consecutive post?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Kid A: Zing!

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Kid A: I can’t believe i’m doing this, but do you have a football league to play in?

        • gareth says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: the uk premiership kicks off this weekend and I do have a team entered. You’re talking about the REAL football, right?

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @gareth: you mean futbal, that game in little shorts?

        • Kid A says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: Football is my baseball methadone.
          I play a money keeper league with some assholes from the State Department and gun for their juicy government paychecks. Usually I get into about 4 or so others depending on time. I hopped one of the RCL leagues this year. If you have a spot somewhere, I’d join. Would enjoy watching you scamper out of the basement in another league.

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Kid A: I have an PPR/IDP league with points per carry, points per completion with negative points for incompletes. Some razzballers are in it like Sky and Guru, breaking their IDP cherries, Prezzi, Wallpaper Patterson and Claycord Ding from our baseball league. We need one more and I always need someone around to criticize me.

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Kid A: thanks for noticing my rise to 5th

            • Kid A says:
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              @Jack Full O’ Hate: Yeah, well done on the leap-frog up the standings. Breaking out of that clusterfuck of those 6-10 slots looked annoying. Will be interesting to see if you can parkour your way up to 4th.
              Is the league money or friendly?
              Either way, count me in.
              Send over the sign-up details: jackfullofgreylust@yahoo.com

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Kid A: friendly….sometimes

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Kid A: nice e-mail, I’m so flattered

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @Kid A: LOL! So true…. That made me laugh tho for some reason. Usually by the 3rd straight post my forehead is red but that busted me up.

      • gareth says:
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        @Kid A: just having fun with jack. Don’t worry, I’ll be posting a “peanut butter jelly time” link tomorrow.

  150. SteveNZ says:
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    Now that my opponent’s Parker is gone, I call upon Josh Reddick to walk this one off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m gonna miss another vulture win from Cook, aren’t I?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Pretty good chance. Doolittle is another I don’t want to see…

  151. gareth says:
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    Prezzi and Kid A remind me of the old guys from the Muppets for some reason………….

    • Kid A says:
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      @gareth: GIF or JPG plz

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @gareth: i second that… GIF us!

  152. OaktownSteve says:
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    A’s is snake bit.

    • HandOfGaudin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: unbelievable…….

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        @HandOfGaudin:

        Chris Young is 4 inches away from having back to back walk off homers.

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          @OaktownSteve:

          Gonna be Fields tonight.

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            @OaktownSteve:

            Nerd Power.

        • HandOfGaudin says:
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          @OaktownSteve: was a nasty catch. He acted like he does that shizz all the time after he caught it…. Haha

  153. goodfold2 says:
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    hawkins time. let’s go dude.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: gets the shitty part of the order too.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @goodfold2: just got hit in either the groin or hand? he seems ok, guy on 2nd, 2 run lead, 1 out.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @OaktownSteve: then allowed homer. Neat thing is i’m already losing era/whip, but if buck and/or others can get win for hawkins here i could bench all starters not named scherzer for rest of week and still lock up wins/at worst a tie in losses/still win K’s and leave in closers to get at least 1 save and win that too. never mind, buck flew out to deep center. For some asinine reason fields is out to get HOU save instead of much better Lo (who i picked up last night)

  154. goodfold2 says:
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    which of these is best for me if i need to improve my net steals and holds. I would have no more closers if i lose holland (currently in 2nd in saves, that would go down) Opp needs QS/saves/wins/rbis/homers. 14 team roto.
    1.my lowrie/lackey/bruce/fowler for his rajai/cecil/desmond/rios
    2. my lackey/bruce/holland for his rios/cecil/hunter/rajai.
    3. lackey/rizzo for cecil/hunter/rajai
    4. lackey/bruce for rios/cecil/rajai

    • Grey

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      1 looks okay

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: shit, that’s tommy hunter, not torii, that may have been inferred from needs anyway.

  155. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    Farhquar and hawkins just took a dump all over my team, but my Dodgers tied, i hate the pain of fantasy vs. real life

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: notice HOU put in Fields again, instead of Lo. Lo’s just tired it appears. over 2 innings last 2 days.

      • HandOfGaudin says:
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        @goodfold2: stick with Lo.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: me too, but in different leagues. neat thing is i’m already losing losses and era/whip in the farquar league, and era/whip in the hawkins league. winning damn near everything else in both though.

    • Grey

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      I just hate Hawkins…Dammit!

  156. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    I saw you rank earlier Cingrani ahead of Beachy for ROS. That may have been for roto, or before Beachy looking pretty good again today. I’m about to trade one of perkins/rivera for one of nova/cingrani/beachy (deadline in this league is the 18th). I am worried about cueto being back for h2h playoffs so i’m thinking cingrani’s out. Is beachy ahead of nova, who was gotten lucky last 2 starts with a lot of guys on base?

    • Grey

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      Sure, you can go Beachy over Nova, they’re a toss on matchups… Beachy will have better matchups in that division…

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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Beachy has a nice string of opponents for the foreseeable future (Mets, Tribe, Marlins, Philly, Marlins…)- barring any rotation shakeups-.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Kid A: i’ve now written down all my players ROS schedules (i have medlen in that league, pretty sick if maholm, who’s worse, takes that job); and beachy has VERY good matchups to end year. DET has some of the best matchups left out of any team for us scherzer/porcello owners.

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I recall in seasons past where SOME teams move to 6 man rotations in September and have been screwed in schedule matchups.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Jack Full O’ Hate: i’ll have to adjust my giant already messy pitcher calendar if and when that happens. However, that could also make for nice streaming spots, possibly. Albers also has nice end schedule. i picked up that luckbox after the shutout game. maybe smyly becomes a 6th starter. that’d be nice.

  157. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Los Doyers are the new Wu-Tang. They ain’t no one to mess with.

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee:

      Hoping for a Puig walk-off next inning. Where you at, Jack Full of Vape?

  158. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    first time i played dom brown in 10 teamer and it was actually best decision in a while. problem is in 16 teamer for bigger money i’m playing against him this week.

  159. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    nice hustle Puig!

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Jack Full O’ Hate:

        Puig runs as graceful as a stallion. I wish we could combine Trout, Goldy, and Puig’s genes to create The Man of Steel.

        • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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          @Grey’s Goatee: that’s actually kinda creepy

  160. Dani says:
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    Do you like Lohse at home vs. Reds tomorrow?
    Vogelsong at Washington?
    Bedard at Oakland?

    Any? or stay away from all?

    • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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      @Dani: stay away, is ross available at home vs. mets?

  161. Jason says:
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    Hawkins forgot to turn the cap around! Flip the switch!

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