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He likes school to start so he can skip class.  He doesn’t befriend the incoming freshmen, but he does tell his friends, “Yo, man, let up on him,” then helps the freshman nerd down from the back of the locker hook.  They, him and the freshman nerd, nod at each other, an understanding.  Chris Parmelee just likes September.  Last year, he hit 4 homers and a .355 average in September.  Maybe it’s because of that goth chick he used to date that showed him the virtues of September, and its dying flowers.  Maybe it’s because his abusive father left his family in September seventeen years ago.  Maybe it’s because he plays in Minnesota and in September the girls finally start covering up.  The preceding was an excerpt from Chris Parmelee’s autobiography, “Running With Scissors and a Chicken Parm Sandwich,” which was ghost written by the guy who wrote the early 80’s film, My Bodyguard.  The book jacket has his minor league stats:  17 homers, .338/.457/.645 in 64 games in Triple-A this year; he’s ready for the major leagues.  In 48 games with the Twins, he has 5 homers and he’s striking out a little too much.  He might not get you a .270 average, and the chapters in his book about when he went to live with his psychiatrist, who operated out of the back of a pizzeria, are dry, but he should be owned for his power.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Andrew Cashner – Stop me if you’ve heard this one before–

A.J. Griffin – He goes against F-Her tonight and then gets the Angels next in an away game.  Not the best matchups for Alfredo Jettucine, but in 51 2/3 IP he has a 2.26 ERA and 0.89 WHIP.  He’s basically giving you a season of one of the better middle men in the matter of 9 starts.  For more, read my A.J. Griffin fantasy, I wrote it while crimping my chest hair.

Daniel Straily – I went over Straily this morning and recently over my Daniel Straily fantasy.  Just Find and Replace the when’s with now’s.

Jason Hammel – Has a purdy K-rate, a purdy ERA and a purdy face.  What, you don’t like purdy?

Hishashi Iwakuma – Not really sure how he’s owned in only 37% of leagues with his barely over 3 ERA, but he gets the A’s next time out and the Stream-o-Nator likes it.  Stream-o-Nator, “That Parmelee story made me want to stop bullying nerds.  I won’t, but it made me want to.”

Ross Detwiler – Detwiler comes with a caveat.  The Nats are bleeding starter innings with the loss of Strasburg.  While they probably won’t shut down Detwiler, because, let’s face it, they don’t care if they blow out his arm.  Sorry, I’m just be real with you.  You see the truth is, everybody wanna know how close me and Detwiler is and who I’m still cool with.  The Nats are trying to conserve him, so they’ve got him on a pretty low pitch count.

Brandon League – There’s no saying if League will get saves or Belisario.  I’d go with League first, though our closer report writer, Blairtch, gave the nod to Belisario first.  Will probably be a combination of both.  Will Probably would also be the name of my superhero alter ego who you can sometimes count on when the going gets a little tough, but not too tough.   “I heard your cat is stuck in your tree!”  “Yes, Will Probably, and now the tree’s on fire!”  “Oh, well, I only had half of that information.”  “Will Probably?!”

Luke Gregerson – The Padres might go to Layne for the occasional save and Street could return and, well, it’s the Padres, but SAGNOF!

Glen Perkins – The Twins have not ruled out Capps returning this season.  The Twins made that announcement to finalize Matt Capps’s family carpool plans.  Now his wife can’t get on his case about when he can drive the kids to school.

Mark Reynolds – Mini Donkey is actually on a good tear recently, not like when he was tearing his fantasy owners a new one for four months.

John Mayberry Jr. – Hitting near .450 with two homers in the last week.  Who shot Jr. in the ass?

Jordan Pacheco – Like any full-blooded American male, whenever I hear the name Jordan, I immediately think of Michael Jordan and Jordan Catalano.  Pacheco doesn’t have huge upside but he’s currently hitting (over .400 with 2 homers in the last week).

Chris Carter – He has 14 homers in 52 games.  In a full season, he could hit 30 homers, but will he ever reveal what happened to The Smoking Man?  Actually, I have no idea if that makes sense.  I never saw The X-Files.  I’m not a dork!  Anyway, back to fantasy baseball…

Norichika Aoki – On the year, he’s been Aoki dokie.  *giggle, snort, breathe*  If you need steals, runs and average, I’d go with him.

Luke Scott – Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.

Adam Eaton – I just went over my Adam Eaton fantasy.  I wrote it while watching the season finale of Newsroom wondering if I sent a bill to Sorkin for my 10 hours wasted if he’d reimburse me.

Dewayne Wise – He has five steals in the last week, and I feel another full-Fudd werse coming on… “Yo, it’s Wewayne Wise and your chair on The SAGNOF Woice better be spinning awound, and don’t be wicking me up just cuz Rajai’s wissed you off and you’re on the rewound… My weapon of woice is my whell-top Wadidas and they’re waced up with a dookie-wat Wenz wemblem that I stole from you — no stwife, your team is in a wurgatory without steals, then wook me, officer, Wewayne Wise’s in for wife!  Wide or wie.”

Everth Cabrera – For EverCab’s next song, he’s going to be playing a B-side, “Heartspark Stealsign.”

Donovan Solano – I just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and go down.

Erik Kratz – In the landmark case of Sooner v. Later, he’ll go ice cold, but he has been hitting for power recently, and he sounds like the son of the nosy neighbor in a 50’s sitcom.

Josh Donaldson – “He’s eligible at catcher.”  “What is the reason why you would pick up Donaldson, Alex?  Oh, and, Alex, your top lip looks barren and boring and stupid and you were my idol, how could you shave your stache?”

SELL

Dan Uggla – The Braves dropped him from their lineup, but you’re holding on to him because…?  You like how he fills out his Affliction shirt?  (That’s the third Giambi brother behind him.)  You think he’s gonna string together another 30 game hit streak in the last 25 games?  You’re afraid of success?  Throw out Uggla, fix up your resume and get yourself a new job!  Sorry, tough love.

Brian McCann – The Braves are talking about him losing time to David Ross.  This is not due to David Ross hitting that magical 35-year-old season.

Ichiro Suzuki – I don’t say this comparison because they’re both Asian, but it made me think of it…Okay, I do say it for that reason.  Norichika has been better than Ichiro the whole season, and is currently better than him.  In 41 games with the Yankees, Ichiro has 3 homers, 4 steals while hitting .271.  The Yankees should lock Ichiro in a closet and pretend they never traded for him.  This is Ichiro going into the closet.  “Hey, Beltran, how long you been in the closet?”  I keed.  Or do I?

Starlin Castro – Who doesn’t love to show their frenemies their fantasy baseball teams in October and say, “Look at what I won with?”  Then they see Everth Cabrera and they’re confounded, “How did you win with Everth Cabrera?”  That is the secret to fantasy baseball in September, young ninja.  (BTW, if you’re gonna be a ninja and dress like a ninja then you’ll want to get a better shampoo, the dandruff is kinda giving you away on that black.) If you win your league, I guarantee someone will look at your team at the end of the year and be completely confused by some of the guys you own.  That could mean making some hard decisions.  Starlin Castro will be great again next year, and had a nice run for about 3 and a half months this year, but he’s been death over the last month.  In the month of August, he hit 2 homers and .252.  In September, he hasn’t done much either.  Right now, your best friend is our last twenty day player rater.  Don’t worry about name value, worry about getting the most stats you can.

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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That brought orange tears to my eyes…

      • Tony says:
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        @Grey, thats great i’ve got a buddy who’s a huge orioles fan, i love it….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice…

  1. Grey's da man! says:
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    Wise or C Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  2. Grey's da man! says:
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    And can you please rank: Cain, Venable, Maybin

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin, Cain…

  3. poop says:
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    is MAtt Harvey getting shutdown?? and if so should i snag ross D off wire

    second part drop castro for E cab?
    H2H league

    wieters
    pujols
    phillips
    beltre
    castro
    bruce
    grandy
    heyward
    bj upton

    arms
    SP: minor, medlen, scherzer, latos, iwakuma, stults casnher smardja, straily
    RP reed soriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey is being shutdown… Yes, on EverCab if you need steals… Pick up who? David Ross? Not if you have Wieters…

      • poop says:
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        @Grey, ross detwiler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, lose Harvey for Detwiler…

  4. B.o.B says:
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    Chooch activated from the DL. Is he a must add heading into the playoffs? I have Lucroy in one league and Doumit in another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d see how he looks first before grabbing him…

  5. Hank says:
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    yahoo wont let me drop trumbo….this makes me sad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? That’s surprising, he doesn’t seem like the caliber of an undroppable player…

  6. RTP says:
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    Gearing up for playoffs next week…. who would u roll at 3b?

    Mini Donk (home vs NYY and TB)
    Chris Davis (home vs NYY and TB)
    Pedro Alvarez (home vs CHC and @ CIN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  7. J-Birdis says:
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    1. Which C in an RCL for rest of the way… Rosario, Iannetta, or Ruiz (just activated)

    2. Has Dunn reached dropable status?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilin… Yup…

  8. Jermo says:
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    Drop milone for cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…

  9. TheNewGuy says:
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    Plouffe, Lind, Machado. Pick 2 outta 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Machado…

  10. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Im rockin Starlin at SS. Guys like Machado, Seager, Plouffe, Aybar, Rutledge, Cruz, and Solano are available. Drop an extra SP for one of these guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d hold there…

  11. I understand Cashner’s likely to be on a pitch count, but if what I need is ratio help and Ks (and not necessarily wins) is he still a start tonight? He seems borderline in the SoN, but I’m guessing even that’s not a reliable measure since there’s no recent track record and he’s coming off the DL, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m starting him for that reason…

  12. Chillmodious says:
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    1. If Ruiz looks good out of the gate, would you rather have him or Wilin the rest of the way?

    2. For NEXT week, I can play all of the following EXCEPT one player. Who gets the boot and who would be second in line?: Parmelee, Carlos Gomez, Pedro Alvarez, Moustakas, Coco Crisp, Youkilis

    3.

    4. Again with “If Ruiz…”: If Ruiz looks good, would you consider dropping League (4th closer) to roster him?

    5. Minor is @ Milwaukee on Monday. SON gives him an 88 (yikes!). Start or sit?

    Thanks, dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ruiz 2. Alvarez, Youk, unless you don’t need steals then Crisp… 4. Yup 5. I’d start him in most leagues…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Damn you love the Parm. I’m sad PAlvarez seems to be cooling so fast. One more less-than-stellar game and I’m dumping him for Parmelee.

        One last thing…Starling Marte was activated today and sitting on my DL. If I want to make a move, I either have to cut him or lose someone else to keep him. Leauge and PAlvarez are my rostered players closest to the chopping block. Ruiz and Parmalee are out there. I’m so confused. Help?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d cut Marte and Alvarez for Parm…

          • Chillmodious says:
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            @Grey, Would you take that a step further and also ditch League for Ruiz? Or perhaps cut Alvarez and League for Parm and then activate Marte?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah… And nah…

  13. Dynamite Dan says:
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    I need some Shmotato improvements.
    On the left is the bum/shmotato i currently owned. On the right is potential bums/free agents to pick up.
    Please pick 1 player from each group (and pick 2 for OF)

    1. C Rosario Santana, Lucroy, Donaldson, Grandal,
    2. 3b Pedro Alvarez Pacheco, Donaldson, Scutaro, Carroll, Nelson
    3. SS Aybar Rutledge, Scutaro, Carroll
    4. OF Venable Mayberry Jr., Parmelee, Reddick, Aoki, De Aza, . Moss, Jay, Moreland, Wise, Eaton,
    5. Util Rizzo Is he the best possible Util or is somebody above better?

    Sorry about the Gigantic posts with multiple questions but it would have been stupid of me to ask anything before your weekly buy/sell column.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, 1. Wilin 2. Alvarez 3. Aybar 4. De Aza, Parmelee 5. Rizzo

  14. Hondo says:
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    Yet another Ruiz question.He’s on my DL,I have Perez who I just picked up for Ellis.

    Kinda got caught off guard on this one.I’ve got a bye week next week but I don’t want to have my roster locked by an active guy on the DL list in case a playoff team drops somebody out of survival mode.

    WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Ruiz…

  15. Jon says:
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    Sounds like Lawrie is back from the DL. Is he a must-start this weekend in my H2H playoffs? I’d have to drop one of:

    Robot Jones, Frazier, Carter, Espinosa, Aybar

    Or I could lose a pitcher like Corbin, Anibal or Romo. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Corbin…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, so you’d get Lawrie in my lineup if he’s in the Jays lineup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would, yeah…

  16. Carnac says:
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    Todd Frazier is starting at 3B again tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, because Dusty said he’d be benched…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Oh, he’ll be benched. But only against his best hitting matchups.

  17. Grey — I’ve got McCann in my 14-team roto league … the trade deadline’s past but I can’t really drop him, right?

    If that’s true, would you advise dropping a 5th OF (Delmon Young) or my backup at many positions who I haven’t played more than a couple of times since he came off the DL (Plouffe) or maybe even an ice-cold Konerko (I traded for him while Votto was on the DL and now he’s usually in the UTIL slot) for a catcher from waivers?

    The best available candidates are Arencibia, Grandal, Lucroy, Iannetta … or even David Ross.

    Also, are you worried at all about Bumgarner? His last three starts have been pretty ugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Plouffe for Lucroy… I’m worried about Bum, but I’m starting him…

  18. Carnac says:
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    And Carlos Ruiz, who has been activated, is not starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @Carnac, I got all hyped to figure out how to add him, but then reality set in a bit: a week ago he was talking with his GM about a shutdown, Kratz has been better than serviceable lately, Ruiz will probably rest more often to avoid a recurrence of the injury. All these signs point to a very limited workload, even if he is solid when playing. I think I’m gonna move on for now.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Chillmodious, I kind of did the same; looking to see if it was worth eating up the roster moves to jettison any of my Cs… Ruiz not starting tonight, at best, punted the decision several days.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Chillmodious, And Ruiz now says he hopes to play 1-2 times a week. Move along, nothing to see here…

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Carnac, Yup… I’m Wilin to ride Rosario the rest of the way. Hur hur hur.

  19. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Mini Outfield Follow Up

    What are your thoughts on David Murphy? Still Hot/worth owning or abandon ship for any of…

    Venable, Mayberry Jr, Reddick, Aoki, Moss, Jay, Moreland, Wise, Eaton,

    Thanks again Grey.
    Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth owning unless you need steals then Aoki… You too!

  20. MikeZ says:
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    Strategy question — and apologies if this is too long or involved. I have a fairly big lead in my 12 team 5×5 roto league (14 points as of this morning), but my first place finish is by no means guaranteed. Wins are where my 2nd place challenger can pick up the most points — he could plausibly pick up five points and knock me down one because he has been going with all starters in our league where you can choose how many starters/relievers you want to use). Right now I have 6 starters and 3 closers — should I follow his lead and go all starters? I worry what that’ll do to my ratios (I have a 0.1 lead in ERA right now, but a bad week from a bunch of waiver wire starters could kill that…) Should I drop to 2 closers and 7 starters for next week? All starters? Stand pat?

    • Carnac says:
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      @MikeZ, Ugh, chasing Wins is a dangerous game. You’d be exposing yourself to a lot of risk. Look at it this way, a lot of things are going to have to fall your opponent’s way for him (or her!) to get those points. You’re probably best served playing it safe with things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stand pat for now…

  21. Jon says:
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    Drop Cishek, Corbin or Maholm for Iwakuma? Thanks!

    • Jon says:
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      Actually wait, I’m 99% sure I’m dropping Corbin for Lawrie. So would you lose Cishek or Maholm for Iwakuma?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maholm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  22. Principle Blackman says:
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    Who is my drop candidate if I want to add Parmalee? I am in sore need of some power, but I’m not sure who I should drop. Also would you drop any of my pitchers for Straily or Griffin?

    Here’s my roster. My leage is 6×6 roto. OPS and K/9 are the extra stats.

    C Doumit
    1b Konerko
    2b Altuve
    3b Longoria
    ss Espinosa
    of McCutcheon
    of Rios
    of Pence
    util Gomez
    util Mayberry
    bn Frazier
    bn Aoki

    sp Latos, Medlen, Zimmermann, Bumgarner, Jaime Garcia, Cashner, Marcum

    rp Holland, Chris Perez, Motte

    Thanks, as always, for the solid advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, hold SPs for now… No problem…

  23. Dirtyd says:
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    Drop Marcum for Detwiler or Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  24. Prospects Anonymous says:
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    2 out of Parm, Belt, Wallace, Marte, Carter, or Eaton?

    Please and thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parm, Carter if you can platoon the latter… If not, Belt…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need steals, Eaton over Carter…

  25. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Last few questions before the weekend and the end of my bye. 10 team mixed standard redraft.

    1. With Votto and Arod questionable as everyday options, I’d like my two bench bats to have 3B and 1B covered as well as UTL options. Pick the best two of this group that would fit that criteria: Frazier, Rizzo, Lawrie, Robot, Reynolds, Laroche

    2. Harvey v. WAS or Beckett v. STL? Is either a must start or both droppable for streamers?

    C. Si

    D. Wieters, Perez, or Ruiz?

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds, LaRoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both droppable, Beckett is slightly better…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  26. Wake Up says:
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    A Laroche and Delmon Young or
    Frazier and Ludwick
    for the ROS?

    • Wake Up says:
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      @Wake Up, Oh and I was it was Anna Gunn instead…just saying…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Wake Up, s/b wish it was Anna Gunn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche and Young…

  27. Wake Up says:
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    Oh and I told some middle-aged lady at a community college today, “That it’s not your fault that you’re stupid, I don’t blame you, you probably didn’t choose to be this way, most crazy people don’t think that they are crazy, in fact, I believe that that is a prerequisite to being crazy, oh, that means, well it’s like- a bottle of bourbon is to having sex with you, I assumed that’s why you always had one in your dufflebag-sized carry-all that you always lug around with you, it can’t be to help with your driving because I saw you hit the curb and bang your mustache into your steering wheel this afternoon, while nearly hitting me when I was coming out of the bar”…..I’m not saying this to brag to the dozen of you that will read this, I actually feel pretty bad about the whole thing, except for taking her bottle with me when I left…that’s just a safety thing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that from Matthew Perry’s new show Go On?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, No. I haven’t seen that yet. Saw the previews though….

        Unfortunately, I actually said that to a human…I guess I was confessing, father…

        Fantasy sports and masturbation go hand in hand…literallyjk;lkj…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I absolve you of your sins… Hope it was a good bottle, at least…

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey, Do you think a mustachioed idiot would walk around with a good bottle…no offense meant to mustaches, of course…or idiots, in general…just to one…hope she is not one of the four readers…(listening to the podcast right now…I like how you are not as impressed with her as she thinks you should be)…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Well, never saw the show, so couldn’t be that impressed…

  28. later tater says:
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    hi grey

    loved the podcast. guests have been awesome.

    q’s:

    colvin or todd frazier? i know frazier might not go everyday, but he seems to be playing now despite dusty; need 1b with other position eligibility for a few more days until tex gets back

    carpenter’s chances to start this year? stash him in an open dl slot if he does for a late season h2h start?

    in roto league, i need steals (1 behind) – have c gomez, evercab, rajai; is it overkill or should i get another player (i would have to drop one of the above or david murphy for aoki or wewayne)

    as always, thanks for the help and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go with Colvin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Carp if you have an open spot, I wouldn’t expect anything…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki for Rajai…

  29. Anthony says:
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    @GREY: 16 team standard h2h league and I have MCCANN still ugh. Pick up Ellis? Suzuki? Martin? Grandal? or Katz ? i need production going into playoffs :|

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  30. Jon says:
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    Rank ROS: Hosmer, Carter, Frazier, Lawrie, Robot Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Jones, Hosmer…

  31. Prezii says:
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    Ughh.. do i pick Lawrie back up before someone else does? Or hold with mini donks?? Lawries right back in there at the leadoff spot tonight..

    And one more thing.. if im droppin timmys bad shimmy for a streamer spot… Do you like Mchugh VS WAS on monday? Or you think im askin for trouble? I would be happy with 6 Ks, 3ER kind of outing..

    Thanks x10!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Reynolds… I don’t like McHugh, pretty risky… Unless you’re feeling crazy frisky, or risque…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, im always feelin Friskque! But ill take ur advice and hold off.. feelin a good ol batty call.. colvin at coors M,T,W..

        Zito: 2-4 HR
        Bumgarner: 2-6 3B, RBI
        Lincecum:4-14, 3 SBs

        I like!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, thanks for the heads up! That is nice, Schoeneweis…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, my gold is razzball’s gold, friend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s the attitude, a cock makes a dude…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, im not selfish… I like Trout, not shellfish..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s definitely better than Bryce Harper, when I get old, I’ll need glasses to make menu prices sharper…

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey, and you’ll be poopin in your pants while im still on Razzball with these crazy rants!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Where’s my imaginary horse? I need to dance!

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, let’s all cross our arms and join up single file… Now get down low and GANGNAM STYLE!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t wait for it to make it to weddings and bar mitzvahs…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, a church with lines of people riding imaginary horses? Shoulds illegal in a few states…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Instead of rice, throwing imaginary hay…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHAHAHA! Nice smoking jacket… You need a female imaginary horse with you there…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, as long as they are not “hor’se”.. okay that one was bad..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s never bad if it’s in relation to Gangnam style…

  32. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Revisiting a previous question.

    I need two of these players on my bench to cover 1B and 3B, backing up Votto and Arod, as well as possible time at UTL. Let me know if next weeks matchups alter your suggestion at all..

    Laroche: @NYM, @ATL
    Frazier: PIT, @MIA
    Rizzo: @HOU, PIT
    Robot: @CIN, @CHC
    Lawrie: SEA, BOS
    Reynolds: TB, @OAK

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Rizzo and LaRoche…

      • Melvin Emanuel says:
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        @Grey,

        I need of the hitters to have 3B eligibilty. Which one between Rizzo and Laroche? Looks like Laroche will face some tough pitching (Niese, Dickey, Harvey, Medlen, Minor, Hanson).

        Need one 3B eligible out of: Lawrie, Frazier, Reynolds

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LaRoche… Reynolds…

  33. Iceman says:
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    Any thoughts on Chris Archer? Worth picking up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him for tomorrow’s start…

  34. podcaster says:
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    I have some questions for non-keeper league

    1. Machado or Seager? (for SS)
    2. Drop Beltran?
    3. Drop Konerko?
    4. Is Aoki worth picking up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Machado 2. Sure 3. Nah 4. Yup

      • podcaster says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Real quick reply :D

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…

    • podcaster says:
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      @podcaster, It’s a points league.

  35. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Should I drop Revere and Ludwick for any of these? Parm, Wise, Eaton, Solano. I have a pretty substantial lead in HR’s, runs, RBI’s, and I lead in steals, but only by four. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Wise and Eaton…

  36. Carnac says:
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    Note on Frazier’s playing time: apparently Rolen has a bulging something in his back and is sidelined through the weekend, henceforth Frazier playing everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geez, after all of that… Figures… Thanks for the heads up!

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Of course, back soreness tends to linger for guys in their 30s. Even for Carnac. And Rolen’s, what, 47? And Votto’s playing on LoMo’s knees? BUT…. if my assistant would hand me the hermetically sealed envelope… Thank you, Ed. May the sands of the Kalahari never clog your body’s vital openings…

        A: Uhhh… There’s nothing. I’m drawing a blank.

        Q: How much has Frazier been producing the last couple weeks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Yeah, hasn’t exactly set the world on fire… A: Dusty’s toothpick. Q: Who’s really pulling the strings?

  37. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: better start next week where I need k’s and era? Madbum @ col or Cashner vs Stl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner…

  38. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H league, clinched first round bye next week. With limited moves (10 left for season), use one on Mini Donkey, dropping Youk? Or hoard those moves for streamers/injury replacements? Worried that mini donk will be ice cold in 2 weeks an i’ll have wasted a pickup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoard those moves for now…

  39. royce! says:
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    Whoa, just realized that I have the bottom third of the Padres lineup on one of my teams (not a fantasy razzball team). Nothing like September fantasy baseball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes… Wait, I have two Twins hitters and Jordan Pacheco playing 3rd…

  40. Tony says:
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    Starlin musta read Razzball today.

    When i read this earlier i went back to check on him, he’s really not doing bad, i don’t get all the hate. I do understand ROTO wise he’s not been great, not stealing alot, no power, but he’s been hitting .300 for the past month, it’s not like thats something to sneeze at…. I play in my one league and it’s 10×10, so we’re counting singles, dbles, trips, etc, he’s been great if you ask me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, in a 10 category league he’s more valuable… But he really hasn’t done much in the last two months… Maybe I woke him up…

  41. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Couple of good swings by Colby tonight. Picked him up in case this is the return of the magic Lawrie and Rasmus had at the top of the order earlier.

    Hadn’t seen much of Rajai in the past, but he’s shown me he’s a pretty good OF this season. Great catch against the Green Monster tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re still missing a lot of desirable stuff after Edwin…

  42. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to lose Burnett? He’s looking shizzy lately. I can keep my stream juggling going. I could use some steals and he’s a good cut candidate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d lose him…

  43. Steve says:
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    Werner or Joe Kelly on Sunday? SON is equally lukewarm on both, but Werner looks like more of a K merchant.

    Am I right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you’re right… I’d go Werner…

  44. Ari says:
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    When the wind is blowing out 18-20 mph like it is today in selected cities, do you bench your starting pitchers? Or should I throw caution into the wind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on who the starters are and your team circumstances… I’d bench some SPs…

  45. beardcrabs says:
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    2 questions:

    When is Beachy scheduled to come back next season, if he doesn’t have any setbacks?

    Is Patrick Corbin getting shut down soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin’s being shut down soon… It takes approx. 14 months for TJ surgery…

  46. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Start Reynolds over Lawrie still?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  47. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: With guys like Griffin, Britton, Minor, Cashner, and Straily available, who is the grab? I would be dropping Burnett. H2H playoffs are about to start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They all are depending on matchups… Cashner’s the best of them…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, Looks like Cashner has the better match ups, with 3 of his remaining starts at home against LA, STL, and SF. The other start is @ ARI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, then I’d go with him…

  48. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: better sagnof, cargo lite or aoki?

    Thanks.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Herschel, at this time of year i use to watch catcher stats and play my SAGNOF off of that. or anyone going against chris young.

      • Herschel says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate, Thanks for the tip…Gomez and aoki are the same team though so facing the same catchers. Unfortunately not going against young…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  49. Prezii says:
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    This is a note for Lorenzo Cain.. please go back to striking out 3 times a game, thank you.

    Was i ryhming not even trying? If reynolds keeps striking out my team will be dying..

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Prezii, sounds like you were ryhming and hopefully stealing time from cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mini Donkey goes cold like a 32 degree honkey…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, call me the coola.. picked up Colvin, hes gonna carry me to the moola!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Have you owned Hosmer? Cause he’s been ass, ma…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, nope, but enjoyed his run last year.. although ive heard ’12 owners have taken it in the ass and the rear..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It hasn’t felt good either, like sucking in ether…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, you need the ether, i always be peddlin.. and dont you worry, least you got medlen!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wonder if the Mini Donkey explosion has anything to do with Gangnam Style, on this imaginary horse I will ride for a mile…

                  • Prezii says:
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                    @Grey, its gangnam style or die… So on reynolds hot streak and imaginary horses we shall ride.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      On a serious, non-rhyming note that is still Gangnam related… I started singing it today to a family of Koreans and the mom, around the age of 50, got on all fours between my legs while I Gangnam’d over her…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, that is pretty awesome… Funny, the other day i was laying out on the beach and some korean kid kept dancing next to me.. i think he thought he was michael jackson or somethin.. he had some nice moves!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Was he doing Thriller?

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, it was more of a “heeeee-heeee”, grab the crotch and spin kind of move.. i just laid back and sipped my pina colada under my umbrella!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s how you gotta do it… this Korean lady dropped down to the ground in the middle of the sidewalk when there was at least 40 people around, as they were setting up for Sons of Anarchy premiere…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, wait, you are forreal serious? Thats how it is now-a-days? You just start singing Gangnam Style and koreans get down on all fours?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I swear to God… Was in the heart of Westwood…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, wow… That is insane!! No photos?? Video? Man you cant just let that get away without any footage… That would be somethin huh? At the end of a Round-up, boom, Grey Gangnam stylin’ an old korean lady..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I wish! Cougar was the only witness that I knew and she’s got an old Cougar phone that doesn’t have video…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, thats too bad… But i definitely have to give you and that 50 year old korean some kudos.. that would have made my year to see that! Haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She had only seen it once too, I let her watch it on my phone first so she’d have some idea how to do it… Yeah, I pretty much went up to a Asian stranger on the street and asked her to do Gangnam Style and when she didn’t know it I coached her…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      And buy the coug an iphone or a droid! Gotta get her on this technology thing..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, when the new one comes out on Tuesday…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, so there is a heart behind that ice cold stache.. haha

                      Cougar : upgraded

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cougar gots to have the latest so her cougar friends don’t be getting in her ear about needing new cougar-nip…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, cougar deserves the new! Let the cougar feast..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Throw Cougs a new phone so she doesn’t trade me in for a newer model…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, keep coug up to date so she doesnt have to find another mate!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Getting her an iPhone so she wants to bone…

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Grey, hahaha!! clutch!

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Grey, I think Razzball na-tion, just got too much informa-tion.

                    • Prezii says:
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                      @Steve, haha agreed steve!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe.. My bad!

  50. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    just watched my first episode of Master Chef. good call on that one, what drama with a blind chick vs. the power forward. The babys mama kept getting on my ass because I wouldn’t fast forward through commercials fast enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told you! It’s like the movie Quiz Show though with blind, I think she’s pulling a fast one…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, how did she get perfect searing on those scallops?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I’m saying! I get that she can taste sauces to know how much to add, but how do you know when chicken is properly fried or scallops are seared?

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I’m all in the show now. I can’t believe Ive been missing this. I like there is a real fat guy as the judge. It makes it feel more real.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, and they always add in teeth clanking on a fork when he’s eating, like a fat guy is so hungry he’s gonna eat the fork…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, next thing you know it will be breathing through the nose sounds. damn fatists!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha… Yeah, and throwing in some gobbling sounds…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Scallops are about a minute or so each side, enough to give them a little bit of colour.

            Better to undercook ‘em as they’ll keep cooking a little even after you take them out of the pan.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But you’re looking for color too, aren’t you? If the pan’s not hot enough then they’re going longer…

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Ah, but getting the pan hot enough is the main thing. needs t be pretty hot. Not quite smoking, but almost.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never cooked them, so I have no idea, but she’s also blindly cooking fried chicken, steak, fish… She’s julienning carrots…blind!

                  • Steve says:
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                    @Grey, I’m that guy who jumps into the conversation and assumes that he already knows what everyone else is talking about.

                    Um, yeah. Being blind would make certain aspects of cooking quite tricky…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Google “blind girl on Masterchef” it’s bonkers…

                      *Masterchef

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Ah, I get you now. Yes, you do need to check for the colour. But a minute is normally about right in my experience.

  51. Steve says:
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    Me and SON are going to fall out over Hefner. Opponent has Medlen. F*** that.

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Stupid useless bastard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, you had Hefner going there?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, 110 on the SON. Opponent has Medlen, Sale, Cain, Wilson and Anderson going today.

        Making a feeble attempt to keep up. Affeldt not helping. Ethier caught stealing Not much going right..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn… Are you still in the last playoff spot?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, but both the guys behind me are losing so hopefully I’m safe. Only one add left, so thinking about forgetting this week and grabbing Kendrick for next week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Makes sense…

  52. Jon says:
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    I’m going to need some pitching help next week in Rd 2 of my H2H playoffs with lots of bad starts for my pitchers.

    Do you feel good about both of Kendrick’s starts next week (vs MIA Mon, @ Hou Sat)? Would you start both in 10-team H2H?

    Or do you like Stults (vs STL Mon and maybe vs COL… depending on how SD’s rotation shakes out) or Estrada more (vs ATL Tues, vs NYM Sun)?

    • Jon says:
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      To be clear, that’s one of Kendrick, Stults or Estrada for next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like both starts for Kendrick…

  53. Jon says:
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    Would love some sit/start advice, too (same staff I just referenced in my Kendrick question):

    Minor @ MIL Mon
    Bumgarner @ COL Tues
    Lester v NYY Tues
    Zimmermann @ NYM Tues
    Maholm @ MIL Wed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Lester, Maholm, Bum and Minor, in that order… Not great matchups…

  54. strugz says:
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    In a QS instead of W’s league, can you rank the following please? I’m going to need at least 5:
    straily @ ana tues
    bum g @ col tues
    lester v nyy tues
    hammel v tb wens
    griffin @ ana wens
    holland v cle thurs
    norris v phi thurs
    milone v bal fri
    cashner v col fri
    cloyd @ hou fri
    c. kelly v col sat

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you checked the Stream-o-nator? Cashner, Hammel, Kelly, Straily…

  55. Herschel says:
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    @grey: Tulo supposedly making his return on Monday. Think he will be worth starting in weekly leagues? Would be starting him over Desmond at ss or rizzo at util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t with those options…

  56. Carnac says:
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    It’s possible that all I remember about the 2012 fantasy season is missing out on Reynolds a few days ago by mere seconds. (After owning him in numerous leagues for months.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I might remember the only good hitter pick up I did all year in the RCL was Reynolds 10 days ago… You are my yang.

  57. buzzdainer says:
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    In a keeper league, which of these 2B-eligible players would you most like to have? I know, I know, none of them. But it’s a very deep league. If you had to choose…

    Johnny Giavotella
    Logan Forsythe
    Cliff Pennington
    Robert Andino
    Tyler Greene
    Alexi Casilla
    Tony Abreu
    DJ LeMahieu
    Maicer Izturis
    Ryan Raburn
    Jordany Valdespin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valdespin…. Yeah, not pretty…

  58. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Question. What’s up with cortisone shots to the shoulder? Zimmerman, Aramis, and now McCann. All got hot almost immediately after getting the shot. That’s the kind of steriod use I can get behind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Seems to dull whatever pain a player is having and make them usable again…

  59. Jon says:
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    Heard Tulo’s coming back Monday. Is he a must-start right away, and if so, who would you lose to activate him from the DL:

    Espinosa, Aybar, Frazier, Carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Aybar… He’s a must start if he’s playing…

  60. Ari says:
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    Markakis broken bone in his hand – done for regular season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Thanks for the heads up!

  61. Sam says:
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    Is it time to lose Addison Reed? He’s absolutely killing me lately. It’s a 10 team H2H with 3 decent closers already on the roster (Soriano, Cishek and Bailey). Cashner is available…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go with Cashner…

  62. Yer Yang says:
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    Parker or Griffin…or Archer? Do you lose E Jackson to get two of these guys? Jax gets ATL next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Griffin… I’d hold Edwin…

  63. TheNewGuy says:
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    I knew they were saving him till the H2H playoffs! Tulo back tommorow at last guys and 4 girl readers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll see how much he plays…

  64. nightpandas says:
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    Thoughts on activating Ruiz? Two games today though he will probably pinch it. I would drop McKendry without much thought, but only 3 moves left so I don’t want to pick up another catcher if Ruiz is in fact not ready.

    Drop McKendry or hold for a couple of days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hasn’t played and even if he’s healthy he wouldn’t play both side of the DH…

  65. TheNewGuy says:
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    Just a heads up Samardzijaja done for the season. Great finish to the season and good K numbers, sleeper for next year? Wish id had the balls to pitch him more this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, will be high risk, high reward for next year…

  66. nick m. says:
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    Trying to maximize 2-starters in second week of a 2-week H2H points playoff matchup (1 pt per out, -2 pts per ER), please pick rank the top three options for me:

    Hector Santiago (vs. KC today, @ Min Fri)
    Jarrod Parker (@LAA Mon, vs. Bal Sat)
    Alex Cobb (@Bal Tue, @ NYY Sun)
    Dan Straily (@LAA Tue, vs. Bal Sun)
    Ricky Nolasco (@ Wash today, vs. Cin Fri/Sat)
    Carlos Villanueva (@Bos today, vs. Bos Fri)

    And two possible options that are maybe 2-starts, but it could be a risk if I’m looking for 2 starts (correct me if I’m wrong):

    Eric Stults (vs. STL Mon, vs. COL sun maybe)
    Patrick Corbin (@SD today, vs. SF Sun maybe)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily, Nolasco…

  67. slew says:
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    Would you stream J. Parker at LAA tomorrow or is he a bit too risky (14 team league)?
    I see SON has him at 103, but I can’t seem to put this streaming shiz down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      103 isn’t good… I wouldn’t stream him, in most circumstances…

  68. Anthony says:
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    @GREY: Drop Beltran for Soriano? Beltran hasnt done anything in a while and will most likely be getting off days for the ROS for his nagging injuries. Thoughts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  69. TheNewGuy says:
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    Gargantua back in best mode! Homers in 3 straight.

    Only minor gripe is how many freakin solo homers, must be easily the league lead. Marlins never seem to get anyone on base for him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      John-Carlo!

  70. Anthony says:
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    @GREY: Can you help me first you these yahoo standings? Im currently the #2 seed but the #1 seed #2 and #3 are all close. MY record is 146-102-88, #1 seed is 155-104-77 and #3 seed is 147-105-84. This weeks last matchup for playoffs look this: Im winning 8-4, #3 seed is winning 10-2, #1 seed is losing 10-2. If results stay the same my record will be 154-106 – #1 seed will be 157-114 and #3 seed will be 157-107. Will i get the #1 seed or #2 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is like a math problem from the SATs… Looks like you’ll get #1…

  71. Anthony says:
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    can you help with these yahoo standings*

  72. Eddy says:
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    Grey,

    Heading into the first week of playoffs in OBP league, need some infusion of offense. Which one?

    Parmelee
    A.Soriano
    Pacheco
    D.Murphy
    Lorenzo Cain
    Torii
    Espinosa
    Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, This just in, I was just booted from the playoffs.

        #FMFBBL

        Relying now in my other league where I got #1 seed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks, sorry…

  73. Anthony says:
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    hahaha not sure if serious but thanks for the help Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that shizz wasn’t easy… Felt like it was a math problem from Mr Pryzbylewski.

  74. TheNewGuy says:
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    Gah Rihanna looks uglier each time you see her.

    Viva la Vida now thats more like it.

    Paralympics closing ceremony if anyone was wondering.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought you were watching the MTV Awards, which were terrible, btw…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Ha nah…the whole nations even gone Paralympic crazy over here. Went to a night at the atletics in the Olympic Stadium, pretty cool.

        Beat you Yanks in the medal table btw (emoticon).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice… Had no idea it was going on, but then again I didn’t watch any of the Olympics either…

          • TheNewGuy says:
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            @Grey, Pretty bad its not covered over on US tv, or was it just you weren’t interested.

            Guess it’s cos its over here means you get into it much more, never really watched any Paralympic events before. Olympics tops it though, that was awesome.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, wasn’t really interested… Submerged in baseball…

              • TheNewGuy says:
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                @Grey, Yeah you gotta website to do I guess, can’t be making a post saying Usain Bolt wins another gold…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup…

  75. Eddy says:
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    Seeing as the league I was booted out of the playoffs from is a keeper, I’m going to do my usual “snatch up all rookies and decide in march” strategy. But I also picked up Melky, who was drafted in the 12th round.

    Think he’s worth keeping next year at that round? Or are his numbers going to blow from mega regression?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s going to blow, but 12th round in, say, a 20 team league isn’t bad…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey, Belh, it’s a 12-teamer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t bother with Melky there…

  76. TheNewGuy says:
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    Mike Trout is officially otherworldly good, 27 homers now. 1st overall next year, could it be possible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane…

  77. aj says:
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    im in a 13 team 5×5 roto league with three keeper. would you drop Tex i have Cain, longoria hamilton, gio, jason heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…

  78. Eddy says:
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    Need some clarification.

    Yahoo and ESPN have Harvey listed as 9/12 starter, but SON has Niese.

    ESPN has Niese at 9/14.

    Any chance SON can be updated to reflect this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll ping Rudy…

  79. Jon says:
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    Do you still prefer AGon over Zimmerman as a keeper considering what Gonzalez has done lately (nothing) and how good Zimm has looked?

    I’ll definitely be keeping Hosmer and Lawrie and will probably have to decide between AGon and Zimm for another CI… just curious for your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I prefer A-Gon… They’re pretty close though…

  80. Steve says:
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    Aww, look at Chris Nelson go deep right after I dropped him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steve Magic!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, On a happier note, looks like the Cleveland Spiders are safely into the H2H playoffs. Might even do it with a 6-5 win over the second-top team…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Is the team you’re gonna go against limping into the playoffs or no?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, A little, but he does have Albert, Miggy, Cruz, Rios, Dunn and Holliday though. His pitching is perhaps worse than mine, if that’s possible…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Well, Dunn’s out for a week and Miggy, Cruz and Albert aren’t exactly smoking…

  81. Norbs says:
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    First, a huge thank you – for four years your sage advice has helped me reach my 12-team H2H playoffs.
    My five SP for the first week of playoffs are NatGio, Medlen, Scherzer, Peavy, MadBum. Is it worth benching MadBum (@Col) this week for any of the following:
    Kendrick (Mia, @Hou), Iwakuma (@Tex), Cashner (Col) or Morrow (Sea, Bos).
    Can only start five – scoring cats are W, K, ERA, and WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet! Yup, for Kendrick…

  82. Slappy Pappy says:
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    McCann + Cortisone = HR binge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup….

  83. Prezii says:
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    You think kershaw has a fantasy league that he wanted to win so he faked an injury? Hes a two start pitcher now in my playoffs first round.. I know some people aren’t, but im lovin that..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he’s 100% for those two starts, is all…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, hip flexor, shit sexer… He’ll be fine!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hip flexor’s shorthand for “Let’s get Prezii a two start week,” in fantasy speak…

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, exactly.. thanks Kershaw!

  84. Steve says:
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    What was Colvin pinch-hit for there? Bad match-up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, was watching TV…

  85. Steve says:
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    Wow, Pablo caught stealing. A steal there would have cost me a win. Not that it matters, but always nicer to be ahead..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he would’ve lost that weight as the Giants wanted, he would’ve made it safe and cost you the win… Here’s to fried foods!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, Pablo like pie..

  86. Steve says:
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    OK, here’s the lineup I’m currently carrying into the playoffs:

    C Mauer
    1B Robot
    2B Hill
    3B Longo
    SS Rollins
    LF Colvin
    CF CarGo
    RF Bruce
    Util Konerko

    BN Ethier

    Happy enough with it, but would you:

    A – drop Robot for LaRoche
    B – drop Colvin for one of:

    Kubel
    Cain
    Murph
    Ross
    Aoki
    Werth
    Jay

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A – yup B – Aoki…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Wow – Aoki. Didn’t expect that. Reasoning? Gives me a little more speed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A little more well rounded… I almost said Murphy, but he’s been pretty cold….

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