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Yu Darvish hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  In Grey’s 2nd half rankings, he said, “BAM!  What?  (Darvish) should be in the top 20 with the rest of the big-name pitchers, but I’m worried about an injury, so I ranked him much lower and that gets a BAM!”  And that’s me quoting Grey!  Dayum, son, Grey called that one.  Sure, he called it so long ago that no one even remembers it, but he called it neverthehoo!  Actually sounds a bit like Grey is writing this.  Oh, shoot, here he comes!  Hey, who wrote those previous, beautifully written sentences?  Sure as heck wasn’t me!  Guess that’s what I get for leaving my computer open at a Starbucks while I order a double foam, half-Sanka, half-espresso mocha, goochie, goochie, ya ya latte, LaBelle-style.  Well, I told you I had concerns about Darvish and when I have concerns, I make it happen with my mind like some crazy, telekinetic-fantasy-baseball-Scott-Baio-in-Zapped mofo!  The Rangers haven’t given a timetable for Darvish’s return yet, but like I also said in the 2nd half rankings, the Rangers have nothing to play for so they could shut him down.  Give him more time with his lady friends.  What does Darvish’s girlfriend call Yu’s erections?  YD Bulger, and it’s in hiding.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Phillips – Could begin a rehab assignment on Friday and probably return early next week.  Reds manager Bryan Price said. “He’s going to certainly need at least a handful of at-bats to assess…”  That’s bootylicious!  Oh, wait, that’s a handful of asses.  By the by, I Googled how to spell bootylicious cause I’m anal and stupid (terrible mix), and one of the first Google suggestions was the bootylicious Scaptia beyonceae, which is a horsefly named after Beyonce.  Seriously.

Homer Bailey – Hit the DL with a right arm injury.  The Fantasy Baseball Overlord gets his kicks on Route ’86 that pitcher.’  Reds are confident that Bailey will return this year.  Yeah, and people were once confident the earth was flat.

Mike Leake – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Leake?  More like a flood!  *high fives self*  Ow, carpal tunnel!

Kris Negron – 2-for-4 and his 2nd steal.  Came into the game 0 for his last 11.  I love a little Negroni prior to a meal to stimulate my digestive tract, but, until Negron shows more, he reminds me of other things found in my digestive tract.

Anthony Ranaudo – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K as he was pitchslapped by Leake and allowed a homer to Skip Schumaker.  This could’ve been uglier if Ranaudo faced only hitters whose primary function is to bunt.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  That’s 15 homers for every nipple his mom shows in a photo.

Yoenis Cespedes – Left yesterday’s game with a bruised hand.  He’s day-to-day, and says if he was playing R.B.I. Baseball on Nintendo he would’ve stayed in.

Michael Bourn – Will be activated this Friday.  Francona said, “Bournie is doing really well.”  Sounds like we’re gonna have a weekend with Bournie.

Trevor Bauer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  And the start before he was trounced, which only sounds like a made-up word.  Tough to say which way Bauer is going on any given day.  Sure, in deeper leagues, he’s worth a shot, but I have little faith in him at this point.

Zach Walters – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer in the day game and 0-for-4 in the 2nd game that was 0-0 into the 12th inning until the Diamondbacks hit Chen-Chang Lee (if I were making up that name, I’d be racist).  Nothing like killing people’s day by raking up dozens of 1-for-7’s.  Walters hasn’t been starting every day, but in AL-Only leagues, assuming the AL isn’t short for Albert, you have to gamble on Walters.  He’s got power to spare, middle infield eligibility and Hugh Downs’s number for sexting.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks. Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Well, an Eskimo stove got hot quicker than him, but it looks like he’s hot now.  Do what you do, young prematurely balding man!

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  Not bad for a grandfather.

Matt Harvey – Threw a bullpen session.  In related news, Mets fans had to change their shorts.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks. Mets game was broadcast on SNY, but Bartolo also appeared on MSG.  That’s monosodium glutamate.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Now has three homers in the last five games while batting over .300 in the last week.  D’hot schmotato alert!

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.92.  His walk rate is down to 1.3, which would be superb on its own, but his K-rate is 8.2 too.  Beyond a reasonable doubt, J-Z’s been great.

Rymer Liriano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  So glad I dropped him prior to this game.  I was like, “He’s in Petco and he could have growing pains and what happened to Ben Seaver, is he a churchie too?” and I dropped Rymer.  Dah!  I wish I had him still.

Jedd Gyorko – 4-for-4, 1 run.  Fun fact!  In England, they pronounce the letter J as Jedd.

Abraham Almonte – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer on the Padres and 2nd homer on the year.  Almonte hasn’t done a whole lot since his trade to the Padres, which is a story older than the Bible.  Line starts in Connecticut for guys that have disappointed on the Padres, wraps around the globe twice and ends again in front of Petco.  Causes quite the bottleneck.

Yangervis Solarte – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury.  Sounds like they’re gonna stamp the Yangervisa to the DL.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  He was the number one SP on the Stream-o-Nator yesterday, which kinda baffled me.  SON does love Petco and going against the Rockies on the road.  What’s funny that’s not really funny at all, Kennedy’s road ERA is almost a full run better than his home ERA.  A Road Scholar who calls Petco home is like a dolphin who eats tuna from a can.

Troy Tulowitzki – Done for the year with surgery on his hip.  The Rockies want to get him under the knife so he can be healthy for 2015.  Hahahahahahaha… Wait, are they serious?  Healthy?  Okay, sure.  Ow, I just hurt my eyes rolling them.

Carlos Gonzalez – His patella damage has increased since he was put on the DL.  Only CarGo or Tulo worsen their injuries on the DL.  Only way I draft either next year is if they promise to  wrap themselves completely in bubble wrap, and duct tape packing peanuts around their head.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  If anyone ever says LeMahieu, it’s proper to say gesundheit.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 3.24.  Hol up.  Hol up.  Wiz Khalifa says, hol up.  12 Ks?  Hol up.  You making noise?  Hol up, hol up.  That’s the entire song, bee tee dubya.  Hol up, Archer making noise!  Oh, well, it was against the 1969 Rangers team.  Yes, that’s before they were a team.  Get it?  Hol up, hol up, hol up!  Next year, I might have a new Tampa crush besides Cobb.  Hol up, hol up.

Matt Joyce – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  In this game, Brandon Guyer, who is more man than you, also hit a homer and also only had one hit and Sean Rodriguez hit a homer in five at-bats with no other hits.  Takes a whole lot of tryin’ for a team to score ten runs and have the whole team be a bunch of bangfizzles and ticker teases.  Is Evan Longoria even playing anymore?  He is, right?  Someone please check for me.

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 10 ER.  Peg boy.

Buck Farmer – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Buck Farmer?  Really?  Is he Charlie Manuel’s nephew?  Buck Farmer sounds like a manager from the 1890s.  Buck Farmer really knew how to get those scalawags in tiptop when facing the Spiders!  Only way his name gets better is if it’s short for Bucktoothed Farmer.  “Buck Farmer, you can’t wear overalls when you’re playing for us.”  “Then, with all due respect to your fine organization, I quit.  Sally, come and pick me up.  Sally’s my mule.”

Alex Avila – 1-for-3 with his 10th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Fine, you’re a hot schmotato!  I get it!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer.  The Greek God of Yawns has been so yawnstipating the Tigers have even started benching him recently.  Worth watching, but not even like a cyclops with a monocle.

Victor Martinez – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .323 with 23 homers on the year.  If you were to say the preceding aloud, it would automatically appear on SETI’s list of unexplained sounds.

Gerrit Cole – Likely to return next week.  He’s probably ready now, but the Pirates only like to go to the post office once a week to make team moves.

Travis Snider – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I see your hot schmotato, Avila, and I raise you a guy that has three homers in the last three games and is batting over .350 in the last week.  He’s seeing the ball well, and you should be seeing him to your team, pronto quick fast.

Justin Masterson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA on the Cards down to 6.00.  This start was against the MIA Marlins, and he gets the Reds next time out at home.  It could be anywhere from 4 IP, 7 ER to 7 IP, 0 ER.  There’s no rhyme or reason with Masterson.  Well, that does rhyme but doesn’t negate lack of reason.

Byron Buxton – Carted off the field after colliding in his first game at Double-A New Britain.  He wasn’t used to the fielders on the wrong side of the road.  This is Exhibit 1,264 of how the Twins can’t have anything nice.  Buxton was only concussed with no broken bones.  His 2014 is likely over though, i.e., the Buxton stops here.

Kyle Gibson – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.96.  His K-rate is under 5 on the season.  That’s ridunk.  Bad ridunk, not good ridunk.  I.e., a slam ridunk.

Joe Mauer – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. He’s back!  Kidding.  I don’t even know what him being back means at this point.  Maybe 4 homers the rest of the way with a .315 average.  That doesn’t sound too far off from best case scenario.  It’s all right for a catcher slot if he actually does that.

Danny Santana – 4-for-5, 1 run and his 11th steal, hitting .331.  On our 30-day Player Rater, he’s been the 2nd most valuable shortstop in the major leagues with nearly $30 worth of value.  That means a month ago if you held an auction and spent $30 on Danny Santana, you got your value.

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Is it greedy to want even more Kennys?

Brett Oberholtzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.87.  Girls said yes, but Grey said no, now he’s in the big show, Remote Control starring Ken Oberholtzer!

Jason Vargas – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.27 and his WHIP is 1.20.  He should be Jasons Vargas.  Gots to pluralize shizz, cuz!  Now I’m not saying I’d necessarily run out to own him due to his yawnstipating K-rate, but pitching is pretty damn deep when a guy with those ratios is unowned in more than 80% of leagues.

Omar Infante – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Hispanic Baby Omar says it’s Showtime!  And now there’s a lawsuit.  Great.

Craig Gentry – Hit off a tee.  No word if it was Earl Grey.

Kyle Lohse – Left yesterday’s game after tweaking his ankle.  Tweaker!

Tsuyoshi Wada – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.15.  By no means has he been dazzling, but I’m warming to him.  He gets the Mets next, the Stream-o-Nator likes it and I think I’m gonna stream him.  You’ve been warned.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  That’s through 9 games.  Eh, prorated over a 162-game season, that’s only a pace for 72 homers.  Whatever.  That’s not even the record.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA up to 3.14.  I sure don’t feel like pi right now.

Adam Dunn – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, and 2nd day in a row with a homer.  All brays to the Big Donkey!

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This was his first win for the Giants.  Thankfully, he got it, I didn’t want to see who Sabean would sign next…Terry Mulholland. Come on down!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Left yesterday’s start with an injury to his buttocks.  At first it was thought to be a hamstring injury, because he left the mound pointing to it, but it turns out  the Korean word for butt is hamstring.

Carl Crawford – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 15th steal.  Now hitting close to .500 in the last week.  Yup.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks.  He has a 2.70 ERA since I told you to buy him three weeks ago.  It’s not magic, it’s Ervin Santana.

Jayson Werth – Received a cortisone shot on his shoulder, and should return in a few days hitting homers by the dozen.  Everyone needs a cortisone boost.  This blurb was brought to you by Coldstone Creamery, Hot Fudge Packers Love Us.  Pause after the Fudge.

Masahiro Tanaka – Hoping to return this season.  And I’m hoping to sell a trillion dollars worth of my plush Princess Di rearview mirror die.

Brian McCann – Will return on Saturday from his concussion.  Click the Bose banner in your playlist right now and find out what to expect from him.  Hmm, I might have to stop using Spotify.  Too many ads.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I was pretty close on my expected line I gave Pineda yesterday, minus the debris sticking to his pine-tarred hand.   Really depends on your league and team situation on whether you own him.  I could see a month of starts around yesterday’s.  Doubt the Yanks really push him hard, plus it’s hard wearing those kid gloves.  “Are these My Little Pony gloves?  Cool!”  That’s Joe Girardi.

Manny Machado – Hit the DL with his sprained knee.  Regarding his timetable, Machado said, “Whenever I’m able to go out there and be Manny Machado.”  Rickey Henderson is suing for use of the 3rd person trademark infringement.  I wish someone would’ve asked Machado what exactly is being Manny Machado?  Because in his time in the majors, he’s spent more time on the DL with knee injuries than he’s spent playing, so, technically, this might be Manny being Manny.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-3 with his 11th homer.  2015, it’s me Grey.  Hey, hope you’re well.  I hear there will be a electrical storm during your April that will render Pago Pago uninhabitable.  Thank God for Sean Penn!  While I have you on the line, could you promise me Schoop will be a sleeper that will produce.  Yeah, yeah, I know, but you also promised me on Josh Rutledge, Brad Miller and Gyorko.  Not you, his name is Gyorko.  How do you not know that?  Any the hoo!  That’s irrelevant.  Have I told you how much better you look in a skirt than 2014?  Yes, striking!

  1. Mike says:
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    Starting Neil Walker if healthy over Pedroia rest of season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If he’s healthy, sure. He’s a wasted roster spot right now though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: He’s not healthy

  2. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    fiers @ CUBS
    anderson @ MIA
    pick one . SON likes both but anderson less. i’m thinking stadium makes it anderson, plus longer track record of being good lately.

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: just noticed, i have to bring pineda (looked great) out of DL. drop any of these to keep streaming in 12 team H2H QS/k to bb league. mchugh/wily p/keuchel.
      lots of good streaming options in this league, with anderson/fiers/oberholtzer/rubby/cahill/shoemaker/santiago/buchanon/house/carrasco/hammel/nelson/lyles/volquez/vargas/niese/hutchison/minor/cosart/gausman.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Anderson

      I could see streaming McHugh’s spot with those options available

  3. Birdmann says:
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    6×6 14 team keeper (XBH and QS extra) who would be your four:
    A. Jones (current keeper one more season)
    Cano (via trade Nolan)
    C. Davis (via trade Prince a week ago)
    Baez (drafted held in NA slot)
    Frazier (drafted)
    D. Gordon (FA spring training)
    Mad Max (via trade 7th and 9th round next year a week ago)
    Wainwright (drafted)
    Trying to move Felix for an early draft pick but may just hold him and let him go back into the draft as I lose him after this season. Currently in second going to be hard to catch the guy in first.

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Birdmann: having no power killed me this season my pitching has been the tits!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Jones, Cano, Baez, Frazier

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Mike: thanks glad I have all offseason to think about it. Did way to much heavy math trying to figure out how to narrow a 15 point lead by the end of the season, I came up with 17 points that can move after I posted so I am rejuvenated, Razz therapy late night helps a Birdmann get some zzz.

  4. Hondo says:
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    Is there a secret FreeRazzMason handshake that you have to know to get the drift on the Napoli’s Mom’s nips comments?Maybe a pinky swearlike thing?
    I’ll be honest here-when I think of a woman who has been named Napoli and Torres,I don’t think of pink regarding her nipples,they are probably more brownish but holy moley did I see some pink when I Googled all kinds of ways to unlock this mystery.
    Umm,this is a fantasy site,OK?

    • BurninBunts says:
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      @Hondo: It took one google search and “BAM!” Napoli’s mom’s nipple slip peeking out of a dress..

      • Hondo says:
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        @BurninBunts: I got sidetracked.I guess it’s like when you’re looking for a streaming pitcher and the next thing you know you’re somehow researching hitters.
        I just know that the next time I google anything about nipples,I better keep my eye on the clock so I don’t forget to make the roster move I need to make.

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          @Hondo: Also it appears that her friend accidentally put her arm around her and pulls the top of the dress down.
          I wonder if they’re lesbians?
          OK-I’m going to google “lesbian nipples” and I’ll be back in about 3 years. I’ll have a right arm the size of Giancarlos.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hondo: Try Google

  5. Drussss says:
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    Yo Grey

    I am thinking of a giving the Purple Heart payout for the team that has the most players on the DL from the original draft starting next year. What do you think ? Top 3 get paid and the then this payout. 4 out of 12 being paid is ok me thinks

    Can you rank these players for a keeper league extra cats are OPS and Total Bases – Pagan , Aoki , Rymer Liriano , Lind , Travis Snider , Jake Lamb , Singleton and Fowler. Thank you!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      interesting

      Singleton, Fowler, Pagan, Liriano

  6. Sharlie Cheen says:
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    My team in the month of July: Tulo/McCutchen/Abreu(probably next)/Darvish/Machado/DeGrom —> me 7=^)

    Now it equals me crying myself to sleep tonight whispering “it’s gonna be ok, it’s gonna be ok”

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great stuff, man! A couple of funnies if I may?

    1. New TV series…On Being Manny Machado

    2. Gr8 how Werth was caught speeding (105 in a 55 zone), you think he’d be able to use some of that excess speed on the basepaths. Not looking good to get to 10 SBs this year. Good thing he ONLY has a balky SHOULDER as opposed to a balky KNEE.

    3. On Buck Farmer, he’s got a doppelganger named Fcuk Barmer and they both have an alternate universe doppelganger named Fcuk Farmer and Buck Barmer.

    Dropped Bailey across the board, was able to scoop up the following.

    Hendricks in one league, Archer in another and McHugh in the third league.

    Question, would you drop Paxton to pick up Francisco Liriano? Who’s better ROS, Liriano or Paxton? My gut says Liriano, my heart says Paxton. Gut, heart, gut, heart, gut, heart!!!

    Lastly, have you seen Tom Vu around lately? ‘Come to my seminaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!’ Check out Tom vu’s babes and the testimonials. Man, home of the rave land of the spree!!!

    http://www.infomercial-hell.com/tom-vu/

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Answered my own question by dropping McHugh to pick up Liriano. So my SP’s would be:

      Iwakuma, Kazmir, Shields, Teheran, Zimmermann, Paxton, Samardzija, Quintana, Liriano

      RPs as follows.
      Street, Uehara, Doolittle (Shuffling one to the bench isn’t fun, but am doing it the event that one gets injured)

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha, I’d go with Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, nice… Haven’t seen Tom Vu ever… Agree with Mike

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    that’s right, PIT is the real life MLB team version of people in weekly leagues (since they are either lumberjacks/hobos/spelunkers and other people of that ilk that can only get to the interwebs once a week)

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    Should we start Liriano @ DET today?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Not if you don’t have to

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s a negative on SON, so I’d agree with Phil

  10. SteveNZ says:
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    When I saw ‘wrong side of the road’ in the Buxton blurb, I immediately thought of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVacuySY-CA

    It’s not what you were referencing, but I reckon you might enjoy nonetheless…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: That guy should be the Razzball theme song… Very cool…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Drum n bass, yo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  11. stonepie says:
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    what an awful year for me- choo, fielder, segura, darvish, bailey.. all hurt or terrible picks. i think im going to fold and play for next year.. ive been offering whats left of my team for a top keeper next year (we keep 2) but havent gotten any bites.

    i know its early but what’s your top 10 for next season?

    • stonepie says:
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      @stonepie: also- looks like miggy will be 3rd base eligible next year in yahoo leagues. he’s made more than 5 starts this season

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        nice!

      • 2000 Brain Cells ago says:
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        @stonepie: Pretty sure 5 starts is only the “in-season” requirement to gain eligibility. I think that for him to have it for next year as well that he’d have to have at least 10 starts there.

        • PK says:
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          @2000 Brain Cells ago: That’s what I thought at the beginning of this year, but it turns out Yahoo! just needs 5 games started the previous year to carry over eligibility. Miggy should be 1B/3B for Yahoo! 2015.

  12. JeF With 1 F says:
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    L 1, R 0

  13. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    A sneeze travels out of your mouth at over 100 MPH

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      A sneeze while on-board an aircraft can travel at 500 miles per hour.

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        @Phil of the Future: because velocity is a vector quantity?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        a sneeze off Baez’s bat = 1,000mph

      • PK says:
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        @Phil of the Future: By that logic, if Chapman threw a fastball on a plane to Mesoraco, it would eviscerate Uncle Fester.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            “A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered “hit by pitch”, and would be eligible to advance to first base.”

            Perfect.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: That’s what I’m telling the officer next time I’m pulled over… I felt a sneeze coming on, trying to out race it…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha ..i wish you luck my friend…be prepared to take a drug test though after you say that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  14. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Oof. With Ortiz not starting yesterday, I batty called David Peralta: 0-10 with 5Ks.

    • The Strolg says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’ve been thinking there should be a term for how dirty you feel the next morning when something like this happens- In college, when you saw that chick at 9 in the morning on a Saturday walking home all disheveled we used to call it The Walk Of Shame. This would be called The Drop Of Shame!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I accidentally benched him in one deeper league… Whew

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Manny Machado – Hit the DL with his sprained knee. Regarding his timetable, Machado said, “Whenever I’m able to go out there and be Manny Machado.” Rickey Henderson is suing for use of the 3rd person trademark infringement. I wish someone would’ve asked Machado what exactly is being Manny Machado? Because in his time in the majors, he’s spent more time on the DL with knee injuries than he’s spent playing, so, technically, this might be Manny being Manny.

    Hahah great stuff. Ugh, what to do as a Tulo owner though, deadlines passed and im stuck with Yunel in a deep league. R Tejada, J Turner, Amarista, E Escobar, Drew…..such a depressing list *sobs* . Roll with Yuni? (I hate you Tulo!)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, that’s a tough one. roll with Yunel or stream the spot based on matchups if it’s possible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Thanks! Agree with Mike

  16. Random Dude says:
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    ROS Ranking: Gyorko, Kennys, Morales?

    Would you rather have one of these guys as a bench bat or a streamer position? I have Khris Davis and Calhoun…. I figure I might need a bench bat with the platoon situations.

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Random Dude: Add Span and Pagan to the mix. Span best option?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Span

  17. can't fight fate says:
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    Add B Phillips T Snider, Gyorkp or R Liriano? ROS. Need help on offense, especially HR’s and Average.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      GYORKO. As one F Jef would say, DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      go with Gyorko for power

  18. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Pls rank:
    Haren v MIL (14.6)
    Smyly v NYY (14.0)
    Carrasco v BAL (13.3)
    Montero v CHC (13.3)
    Miley @ MIA (10.5)

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Dont really trust Haren.

      I’d go Smyly, maybe Montero. seem like risky starts and to some degree a coin flip.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with SON, but I like the Miley and Montero starts better than Carrasco

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with SON, but I like the Miley and Montero starts better than Carrasco

  19. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Masterson or Colon?
    ROS H2H weekly pts

    • the pillar & the stones says:
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      @the pillar & the stones: if it helps, proj schedules:
      Masterson v CIN, @ PHI, v CHC, v PIT, @ CIN, v COL
      Colon v CHC, @ LAD, v PHI, @ CIN, v COL, v MIA

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @the pillar & the stones: Both are streamers…but if you have to pick one its Colon

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  20. girlsgonegrey says:
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    Grey/Mike: Are Votto (1st rounder) and CarGo (2nd) worth keeping next year (competitive 10-team H2H)? Not exactly itching to gamble on Jon Singleton (20th) as an everyday 1B but not sure I trust either to stay healthy. What do you see as their bounceback potential going forward? Might be able to get them back at discounts if I throw them back into the draft pool.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Those keepers sound risky to me. What are your other options besides Singelton?

      • girlsgonegrey says:
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        @Phil of the Future: Arenado (12th), Sandoval (20th), Springer (20th), Calhoun (16th) and Taveras (20th) are among the other guys I’m considering. We keep 4-7 each year.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d keep Springer and Arenado. Better values IMO

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I’d keep Springer and Arenado. Better values IMO

          • girlsgonegrey says:
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            @Mike: Thanks man! Springer/Arenado are both no-brainers for me as well given their value. But I’m really wondering if it’s worth keeping Votto/CarGo at all given their recent track records of diminished productivity/health. Letting them fall back into the pool will give me picks at the top of the draft, and I could possibly get them cheaper a little later (rounds 3-6). Is that too risky of a play, though? How do you value them as keepers going forward?

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              Let ‘em go. I wouldn’t overthink it. Keep Springer and Arenado and use the higher picks in next year’s draft.

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                ^ this ^

  21. theone says:
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    “Tough to say which way Bauer is going on any given day”. He only shows up at home smh.

    “Hot Fudge Packers Love Us.  Pause after the Fudge.”

    Hahshahahah ! Was drinking OJ( pause), now its all over my keyboard

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  22. tank1 says:
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    In a keeper league, pick 3 of the following for rest of season and next year: Archer, Paxton, DeGrom, Ventura, T. Walker and Gausman. Thanks.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @tank1: ROS: Paxton, Archer, Ventura

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ventura, Gausman, Archer

  23. papasmurf says:
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    Great call on Yu. Tough break for owners there.

    I don’t feel any empathy for Tulo though… kinda petty of this smurf really. At first I was like “damn” when I heard the news, then I see that the Tulo owner in my league offered me him for Altuve and Gordon…

    The one guy on my team who I wish was out is Longoria… Why can’t he get hurt so I can finally use another 3B? He’s so mediocre yet not bad enough for me to drop and take a gamble on a waiver guy.

    I wonder if it’s a loss of bat speed. The ball just looks like it dies when it comes off his bat,

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agreed

      • ERad says:
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        @Mike:

        Yeah I’m stuck with Longo ROS – every time I see the Rays put up runs, I know he’s sitting at 0-4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, Longo’s been a total mess…So disappointing… Crazy that I traded Bruce for him, and he’s like the one guy I could’ve traded and not felt that bad about it…

      • papasmurf says:
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        @Grey: Probably a bottom-5 this year among cleanup hitters in baseball.

        He better get himself a “nutritionist.” The Rays can blame it on mechanics all they want, but at this pt they better hope he has a hidden injury that can explain the embarrassing season he has put up.

        He’s my team LVP right now. And I had Ecab.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  24. Bob says:
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    Would you sit any of these pitchers today? Thinking about sitting Liriano and maybe Odorizzi but wanted some feedback. Thanks!

    Scherzer
    Shields
    Strasburg
    Odorizzi
    Fiers
    Liriano

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Liriano sounds safe to sit vs DET, I’d roll with Odor though

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Bob: I hope you started Scherzer! Wow, dude is dealing damn near Billy Chapel style!

  25. JT says:
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    I only one DL spot, is it worth cutting Yu or Garza for Hendricks? (points league)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      eh, I don’t think so, but do what you need to do to win now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JT: Cut Garza

  26. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Really like the fact I was able to trade a 2nd round Darvish for a 24th round Sonny Gray and MiLB Baez……whew

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Dude. Nice one.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      great trade

  27. Chris says:
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    Hello,

    Playoff teams in my H2h 12 teams league are loading in pitching, and many are benching SP instead of offensive players.
    My current bench player which I alternate depending on the match ups are: Beltran and Austin Jackson.

    Would you drop any of them, and pick up SP Hellickson?

    Also, if physically nothing is wrong with Verlander, is he worth adding? Another team dropped him.

    Thanks

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Id drop A jax for Verlander…dont touch Helickson

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure he’s worth a flier. agree with JeF

  28. JeF With 1 F says:
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    L.2, R.0

  29. Fungazi says:
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    Start Odorizzi @ Tex? He had a good game against them in April, but overall is pretty bad on the road.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I’m starting him. But I’ve been locked in since Monday so no turning back now. Even more favorable now that he doesn’t go up against Darvish.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d start

  30. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Not for nothing, Chris Tillman has quietly turned his season around.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      true story

      • Paul says:
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        @Mike: Woah, nice spot! I had written him off. Now that nearly all my initial SPs are on the DL or have been traded, would you guys grab Tilman off waivers for any of Ventura, Odorizzi, McHugh, Liriano? Also rostering chase anderson but I like having that spot for streamers. Thanks!

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Paul: Id take him over Ventura in a redraft

          • Paul says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: Over Vogelsong too?

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @Paul: yes..id lose vogelsong before ventura

    • Hawk says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      In real baseball terms he has. For fantasy purposes, his K rate is 6.05 / 9 with a 3+/9 BB rate. Blech-inducing.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Hawk: Hes been better then that over the past month…K/BB rate not great but much better.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Word!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Up!

  31. Hawk says:
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    Hey all,

    Thinking about protects / stretch run in my 10 tm 5×5 mixed roto. We keep 12.

    My pitching staff is Felix, Tanaka,Wacha, Yordano, Arrieta, Keuchel, Stroman, Alex Wood. I can keep 4 or 5 pitchers. Felix, Tanaka and Wacha are locks.

    Which 2 of Yordano, Arrieta, Keuchel, Stroman and Wood would you keep? I’ll probably package 2-3 of the others for some stretch run BA / SB help. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ventura and Stroman

      • Hawk says:
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        @Mike:

        Those are the two my heart tells me to keep based on becoming knockout, #1 ace type pitchers.

        But the Italian grandmother voice in my head says “Whassawrongwitchu???? Take-a out one bad start in Coors field and his stats are
        2.14 ERA
        0.978 WHIP
        9.4 K/9
        2.47 BB/9

        Here, have a stromboli and don’t be-a stupid.”

        Short version: Arrieta’s already got the #1 ace type numbers I’d only hope Ventura / Stroman can get to. You’re not buying a repeat?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          nothing wrong with Arrieta either honestly. I just prefer the other two

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Hawk: Ha! Agree with Mike

  32. LastPlace says:
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    When is Cuddyer getting called up, and what do you think of his production down the stretch?
    Steady playing time?
    Thanks!

    • Hawk says:
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      @LastPlace:

      If he’s healthy, he’ll play 95% of the games.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Hawk, not sure when he’s due back

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Hawk, not sure when he’s due back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LastPlace: Should be back shortly, maybe within 5 days

  33. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning everyone. Hope the week is going well for you all.

    Grey, so yesterday morning I finally figured out how to add a picture next to my name! I chose that provocative pic of GYORKO we like. And then later that night homey goes out and drops a 4 for 4 in the box score. Coincidence? I honestly don’t think so.

    Also, quick aside about another player we both love. Can we start a petition to get Puig out of the freaking 2 spot? He’s become this uber-patient, OBP-motivated professional hitter and the wild-horse aggressiveness looks like it’s been sucked out of him. Almost every count goes to two strikes. I hate watching it. He’s like a wild Mustang that was tamed and had his balls cut off. You know the raw speed and power of the horse is still in there, but you don’t fear it anymore.

    Anyway I know this may go against the grain a bit, but I really wish Puig was in an RBI spot in the order and just hacking again. I really think that’s where he belongs. But what do I know, I’m just a bald guy in his mid-30’s struggling to keep the weight off.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha agreed

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        It’s tough to watch during those stretches where Dee doesn’t get on base and Puig is up there with the bases empty. Or at best one on and two out. Infuriating! As Mugatu would say, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Nice pic, rawr! Yeah, maybe that’s what Puig’s doing, but the way he’s hitting, he’s been a #2 hitter…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        BRING BACK MAY PUIG

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  34. The Guillentine says:
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    Only one DL spot –
    I have Myers, McCluth and Bailey on the DL.

    Drop Bailey or Myers?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d rather have the bat

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Grey – would you rather drop or keep Myers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep

  35. Chris says:
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    I need an opinion. I currently have Casey Jannsen as one of my closers. The others are Doolittle, K-Rod and Britton. Jannsen is not bad but he hasn’t got many opportunities in some time now. Would it be wise, as we’re about to go into the playoffs, to drop him for a Pineda type pitcher who at least has the potential to prove big in the playoffs or, at worst, turn into a streaming position….or am I overthinking the whole thing and should just stick with Jannsen. It’s a H2H points league that is geared slightly more toward pitching and I’d be going against some teams with pretty stacked pitching staffs. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      stick with Jannsen

  36. Count de monetball says:
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    With Yu Darvish going down my D L slots are overflowing like most people. Is Joey Votto droppable?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      In a redraft league yes.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Phil

  37. Joe says:
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    I own Hill at 2B. Guy who owns Cano and Dozier will only trade Dozier. I think Dozier is still a small upgrade over Hill. The Dozier owner is weak at OF & SP. In a 12-team, 5×5, H2H non keeper, which of the following players, if any, should I be willing to give up, either 1-for-1 or 2-for-1 to get Dozier?

    OF: Cespedes, Melky, A.Gordon, C.Carter, Span, Reddick
    SP: A.Wood, Stroman, Liriano, Kazmir

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Reddick sounds good

  38. Milo says:
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    Quintana got shafted by “Buster Posey” rule replay yesterday.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I still don’t understand how that rule makes sense and it’s mid-August

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milo: Yeah, I know, still got the runs though

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Milo: i just wish espn would put that in the box score so we would’ve right away known what happen. from the box score it appears to be a groundout that was neither a hit nor error, so it should say batter grounded out to X and guy Y scored on catcher’s blocking of plate. then we know it’s an earned run and why.

  39. Wilsonian says:
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    I haven’t been able to find anything anywhere saying Bailey hit the DL. Can anyone chime in where that was said? This is the only place I’ve seen it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      google homer bailey DL and it’s like the first thing that comes up

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mike: interesting. I looked on all of my usual sites, and the easy answer was right there!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wilsonian: CIN didn’t do it yet. they’re trying to keep up with division rivals PIT.

  40. justin b says:
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    Most likely to get a stolen base between now and Sunday – Choose Two:
    A) J Shafer (3 v KC)
    B) N Aoki (1 v OAK, 3 @ MIN)
    C) C Crawford (1 @ ATL, 3 v MIL)
    D) S Fuld (1 @ KC, 3 @ ATL)
    E) Kill myself for asking such an absurdly specific question

    • MB says:
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      @justin b: Def not E

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Fuld…because Braves are top 10 in SBA

  41. MB says:
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    Morning Mike

    In 11 team 7×7 yahoo roster (C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3OF, 2 UT) with QS, holds, obp and slg, I was offered Dickerson, Chris Davis and Wade Davis for Bautista. Wade Davis I can slot in SP slot as holds guy.

    My other OF and UT bats are J Up, Yelich, Polanco, Rajai, Ortiz and Pagan.

    The holds, extra bat, the chance on Chris Davis could help but worried trading Bautista is just stupid. Other guy wants him since he is out of it (I am in first, barely winning).

    Should I stand pat or pull the trigger on getting the trio?

    Thanks man

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      if the trio helps you stay in first, sure.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      Sounds like a fine return for Bautista. I would do it.

  42. dem ribbies says:
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    Puig kind hit or miss and power seems to be sapped with the ongoing thumb issues. Have him at $35/200 going into next season, he’d probably redraft btwn 40-50 next year in my league so there is value there. I could deal him straight up to an L.A. homer Trout owner for playoff run. Trout is priced at like $65 so I wouldn’t be able to responsibly keep him, but I’ve got plenty of other low cost keepers.

    would you do a Trout ros rental for a Puig keeper?

  43. Clint says:
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    I know you were high on Manny for 2015 not this year but does this injury situation change any of that? I’ve got 5 keepers to choose from out of Machado, Desmond, Harper, Adam Jones, Rizzo, Scherzer, and Bumgarner in my 12 team roto league. No time limits have been established for keeper rules yet and I’m not sure if I have to announce at season’s end or before the draft next season yet.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Clint: Keep the 5 bats

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Agree with others… We don’t know enough yet on Machado yet to ascertain next year

  44. nick the dick says:
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    Hip Hop Line Of The Day:

    My pen and paper cause a chain reaction,
    To get your brain relaxing, the zany acting maniac in action,
    A brainiac in fact son, you mainly lack attraction,
    You look insanely whack with just a fraction of my tracks run,
    My rhyming skills got you climbing hills,
    I travel through your mind into your spine like siren drills,
    I’m sliming grills of roaches, with spray that disinfects em,
    Twisting necks of rappers til their spinal column disconnects,
    Put this in decks and check the monologue, turn your system up,
    Twist them up, and indulge in the marijuana smoke,
    This is the season for noise pollution, contamination,
    Examination of more car tunes than animation,
    My lamination of narration,
    Hits a snare and bass on a track fucked up rapper interrogation,
    When I declare invasion, there ain’t no time to be staring gazing,
    I turn the stage into a barren wasteland,
    I’m infinite

      • nick the dick says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Em before Slim yup. Ahh was looking forward to seeing if Grey knew off the top of his head

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nicely done!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: Old Em, very nice! Pound for pound, best rapper?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: hes right up there

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: love his style on Infinite. Classic hiphopishness. Yeah thats a word!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup… I love all his albums except the one where he was cracked out… Album prior to latest…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yeah it was 2 albums ago, relapse was a bit too zany. His latest MMLP 2 was okay, i expected a bit better due to the name but a few tracks i really liked, including the one with kendrick lamar who, sorry, im not big on but that song is awesome

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love game? Great track… I really like the album, I think you should give a few more listens…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: ya love game is great and i really like ‘so much better’, ‘legacy’ and ‘brainless’. I bought the album and listened plenty of times. Not saying its not good cuz it sure is, its just not the feel of marshall mathers lp is all. That weird track where hes just singing, being all nice to his mom, sampling lifes been good, its just a bit wonky to me. Beats were kinda so so. Dont get me wrong man its good, just not great. I know, im hard to please haha

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, yeah, I skip that track…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ya me too, weird choice putting that on there

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      At a certain point, with all of these guys, and movie stars too, they get too big and no one can tell them shizz ain’t very good…

  45. K Loggins says:
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    First 4 draft picks this year: Goldschmidt, Fielder, Tulo, Choo. How am I still in 3rd? Lol

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      crazy

  46. LastPlace says:
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    Trumbo: Over/under 5 HR for the remainder?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      under

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      under

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      I’ll take the over on that. Worth mentioning though that whenever I disagree with Mike he ends up being right.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        plaus I said mine twice thanks to WordPress lol

  47. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Currently in 2nd and will make the playoffs…

    Wacha, Anibal, and Springer all chilling on the DL – worth hanging onto for crucial September match-ups? (Not that the available players are amazing)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Springer yes

  48. Steve D. says:
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    What the deal with Mejia/Familia? Scooped Familia, and the other guy dropped Mejia, but Familia was used in the 8th last night down 2-1… Will it be Familia ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Mejia is pitching through an injury, I’d still spec on Familia but not if you need the roster spot. Mejia could pitch through it and still close

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: could, but since he’s had it he’s been terrible when before he had it he was great.

  49. Whatever says:
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    Grey or Mike:

    For 2015, In a ten team mixed keeper (OBP) who would you rather keep? a 1 dollar Ventura or 1 dollar Dee Gordon? I was looking to trade Napoli and Ventura for Gordon. Napoli is $20 and I am not considering keeping him.

    Here are my current keepers with salaries for next year: (10 Keepers allowed)

    Chris Davis $12
    Jose Altuve $10
    Ian Desmond $9
    Freddie Freeman $17
    Jason Werth $9
    Christina Yelich $7
    Kenley Jansen $6
    Yordano V $1
    Andrew Cashner $1

    On The Bubble: (Calhoun $3, Ozuna $1, Fowler $8, Pollock $2)

    And I have Profar in my Minors.

    Thanks for your time.

    • Whatever says:
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      @Whatever: Or perhaps I should try to pkg Cashner as a first try with Napoli?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        With Altuve and Yelich already keepers I don’t know that you need Gordon that much But that’s probably because I don’t have faith in his repeating this year’s OBP going forward. I like Ventura and Cashner as keeper arms as well.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      $1 Gordon

  50. whampwhamp says:
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    @ Grey Kole Calhoun or Rios for the rest of the way…i can’t stand the sight of rios

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Kole

  51. Todd says:
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    Hey, Guys.

    So, is Tulo a keeper for next year, or is it time to let him go? Have we hit the point where age and injuries overrule talent and position scarcity?

    thanks!
    todd.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, he’s not a reliable keeper, but it depends what else you have going on. Don’t pay attention to scarcity with keepers, just take the best values

      • Todd says:
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        @Mike: Here’s who I’m thinking of keeping: Kershaw, Felix, Cano, Puig, Miguel Cabrera, then one of: Teheran, Harvey, Ellsbury, Arenado.

  52. J-FOH says:
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    Props on Chang Lee line. Can half Jews be racist?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Yes — Thanks!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I choked on my coffee this morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: @Mike: @Grey: You do wonder how a Tribe pitcher called CC Lee could possibly go wrong.

  53. J-FOH says:
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    When Liriano steals a base you can say he’s been Rhymer and Stealin’

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nicely done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Like Wil Rhymes!

  54. Sparty Scott says:
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    Better UTIL – Baez or Pujols?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      still Pujols

  55. Who Am I? says:
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    5×5 Roto 6 keeper Price = pick

    R – 8
    HR – 8.5
    RBI – 9
    SB – 8.5
    AVG – 9
    W – 5
    SV – 8
    K – 12
    ERA – 12
    WHIP – 12

    C – Rosario/Luccroy
    1B – C.Davis
    2B – Prado
    3B – Seager
    SS – Andrus
    CI – Freeman
    MI – Taylor
    OF – Kemp/Pence/Martin/JUp/Cespedes
    UTIL – Arenado
    BN – Rios/Liriano
    DL – Encarnacion/E.Cabrera

    P – Felix/Hamels/Kennedy
    P – Melancon/Allen/Qualls
    P – McGee/Reed/Papelbon
    BN – A.Wood/Samardzija
    DL – Cashner

    Was sent an offer of Desmond for my Rios/Arenado. However, I did send out the Arenado/Rios package for several different OFers, which i haven’t heard back on.

    I know this owner likes Alex Wood if it matters.

    Take this trade, to address my MI slot issues, or does the return HAVE to be an OF?

    C – Perez/Castro
    1B – Reynolds
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Beltre
    SS -Alexi
    CI – Bogaerts
    MI – Desmond
    OF – Choo/Holliday/Brown/Castellanos/Beltran
    UTIL – Mercer
    BN – Alcantara
    DL – Profar/Myers

    P – Simon/Wheeler/Lester
    P – Weaver/Soria/Taijuan
    P – Gallardo/McCarthy/Quintana
    BN – Liriano/Stroman/Miller
    DL – Harvey

    Am I right to take this? Obviously, i can’t do the ros numbers until I decide what i do with the open slot.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      at this point I think you need to address your needs, so yes

  56. JWray says:
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    I need to replace Bailey. I’m thinking of grabbing Arrieta, McHough or Keuchel. I’m leaning toward Arrieta. Is there someone else I should be looking at outside of these three?

    Thanks.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JWray: Tillman if hes available

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: it would be between him and Mchough for me

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d take Arrieta, but can’t go wrong with any of those three

  57. dem ribbies says:
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    Puig kind hit or miss and power seems to be sapped with the ongoing thumb issues. Have him at $35/200 going into next season, he’d probably redraft btwn 40-50 next year in my league so there is value there. I could deal him straight up to an L.A. homer Trout owner for playoff run. Trout is priced at like $65 so I wouldn’t be able to responsibly keep him, but I’ve got plenty of other low cost keepers.

    would you do a Trout ros rental for a Puig keeper?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d want Trout for a playoff run, yes.

      That said I’d rather have Puig next year than have to throw back Trout.

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Mike: So you’re saying only hit the big red button if I absolutely have to. ; ) will prob just roll w/ Puig. Dodgers are in the race and maybe Puig can step it up in the final weeks.

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          yes haha

  58. DatDude says:
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    Cut Lohse for any of the following? QS league

    Chase Anderson
    Phil Hughes
    Kyle Hendricks
    Vance Worley

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold for now

  59. stynyr says:
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    Would you rather have Rizzo or Goldschmidt for next year?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @stynyr: Goldy…cant really go wrong either way

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  60. Teddy Heater says:
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    Who’s going to be the first annoucer to say F*ck Barmer?

  61. Marv says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H cat. Keeper (keep 12 of 24)
    Guy has offered me:
    His Cobb / Moss / Kemp for My McCutch / Bruce / C.Lee / Arrieta
    I need a first basemen (Moss) and Kemp can replace the injured McCutch, and well Cobb is a nice upgrade now that C. Lee is down. Do you think I should ask for more considering I’m giving away McCutch? and does Moss start to pick it up, I feel like hes slowed down significantly, thanks a bunch !

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Marv: Dont like it.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold Cutch in keepers

      • Marv says:
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        Guys what do you think ROS (keeper league) @Mike:
        Alright, what if I counter with My Homer B. /C.Lee / J.Bruce for His Cobb / Moss

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          makes sense. Lee is a wild card but should come back for next season.

  62. Phil says:
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    Would You start Freis today?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Phil: DO IT

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Fiers? Sure

  63. Adam says:
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    12 tm 5×5 roto, weekly lineups

    Currently have Morton vs ATL slotted as my last active SP in my lineup…thinking of picking up a 2 start option off the wire to put in his place though, I’ve got a scrub OF I can drop.

    Would you choose any of these guys over him? Each pick up costs $2 so I don’t like to make pointless moves.

    Norris @ CWS, @ CHC
    Wada @ NYM, vs BAL
    Harang @ PIT, @ CIN
    Webster vs LAA, vs SEA

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d just throw Morton vs Braves and save the 2 bucks

  64. J-FOH says:
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    Grey,
    In response to dropping someone because at Petco, I would like to paraphrase frequent commenter Royce whi pointed out how well the Padres hit in August at home when they get hot dry days….cust kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re still surrounded by other Padre hitters

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: hating on the catholics

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All day!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @J-FOH: So you mean they dont hit well on Wet Soggy days?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: I know where this is going and I wont give you the satisfaction

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: Ha

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @J-FOH: The fact that its in your head is satisfaction enough

  65. Alex says:
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    Would you go with Kennys or Kendrys at 1B for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennys

      • Alex says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Baby Papi

  66. dem ribbies says:
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    Cuddyer over Reddick ros? championship weeks 1 and 3 are home games @ Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: drop Cuddyer for Vargas?

  67. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Stream Buchholz v HOU (9.0)??
    12T H2H weekly pts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. Cranz says:
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    Worth starting Shields against the A’s today? SON is kinda meh, but Jimmy’s been on a roll lately – halp, please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are kinda dope! I saw rose signing autographs in Vegas in January, one of the sadder sights I’ve seen in a while…

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        yeah I like em!

        bummer. what a player

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I asked him to be on the podcast and he asked how much… Didn’t even pause… He’s consumed…

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            geez…that is sad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He looked like hard living had caught up to him too

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: I went to a QVC show that he appeared on a while back as he was hawking a bunch of overpriced memorabilia. I think an autographed baseball was going for around $125-150 or so. He looked like a beaten man even at that point. Sad.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He was sitting in Caesars when I saw him, at a table, not one person around for his autograph….

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I got some arbys coupons and a couple 2 dollar bills on that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I saw him in vegas back in 2001 selling autographs.very sad. He asked me if I wanted one and I said “GOT IT” and walked away.

        I thought it was cool when I got a few autographs as a kid. Oh how the times they have a changed

  69. Kcc26 says:
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    12 team head-to-head mixed league where we can keep 6 players from year to year in the average of the round the player was selected in the year before and their ADP for the upcoming season. Right now, my front runners are: mccutchen, encarnacion, Todd Frazier, polanco, Dickerson, kris Bryant, kluber and stroman.

    I have a guy offering Bumgarner, Melky, Seager and Quintana for Bryant/stroman.

    Am I being unrealistic in my hesitance in dealing Bryant? If he sticks at 3rd, aren’t we maybe looking at a 2016 first rounder in fantasy leagues?

    Any/all input is appreciated! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you playing for this year?

      • Kcc26 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: sorry! Yes I’m in 2nd right now, struggling through Tulo/encarnacion/mccutchen injuries

  70. No Soup for Yu says:
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    Hey Grey

    Playoffs in my league start next Wed and go until September 14th. Which of my DL pitchers has the lowest chance of helping me ROS and is ok to drop? Wacha, Bailey, Yu

    Who is the best replacement? Hendricks, Mccarthy, Mchugh, Tillman, Hahn, Haren, Duffy, Minor, Salazar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wacha…McHugh

  71. mraccoe says:
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    Keeper question regarding Tulo next year. Can keep him but he will count as a 1st rounder next season. We can keep up to 6 in our league and my keepers are looking a bit thin. Options:

    Tulo (1st), Adam Jones (4th), Gray (11th), Kluber (13th), Gardner (15th)

    and that’s it. I’m going to be losing Cano and Miggy at the end of the year. Is Tulo worth holding onto as a 1st rounder or should I throw him back and take my chances in the draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Throw him back

  72. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream Brad Penny at home vs Dbacks today in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  73. Fungazi says:
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    Are we close enough (3.5 weeks) to H2H playoffs that dropping guys like Rios and Votto for Kenny or Avisail and DL room for Bailey are good moves? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @frankgrimes: DO IT!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @frankgrimes: Cargo let me down most. I’m in there Grime.

  74. Charles says:
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    12 Team points league. I have been using Wet Tail as my 1B and streaming 1B when he faces a lefty. But some have hit the waivers recently. Should I pick up any of these players to replace Duda?

    Napoli, Lind, Morse, Tiexera

    Or should I continue to use Wet Tail as my primary 1B along with platoon when he faces a lefty?

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles:

      Cuddyer is also on the waivers

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Charles: WET TAIL!!….but i know Grey is going with napoli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: WOW

    • Big Magoo says:
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      @Charles: Try to make room for Cuddyer if you can, then you can start him at Coors and Duda versus RHPs. Would make for a nice platoon.

  75. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Dee Gordon…1 for 1 w/ 2 SB its all down hill from here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  76. Swaggerjackers says:
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    I’m glad I finally jumped off the Tulo train after last season.

    Fortunately I was never on the Cargo training. GoGo was always my guy!

    #FreeGuru

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s free, from what I’ve heard

  77. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    You called Santana’s line yesterday lol!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. Adam Jonesin says:
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    I’m in a 12-team h2h where we can keep up to 4, broken down as: a 1st rd keeper, a 6th rd keeper, a 12th, and an 18th, where your keeper had to be taken later than whatever rd you want to keep him (e.g. your first rd keeper can be kept indefinitely, your 6th rd keeper had to be drafted in the 7th rd or later the prior year, your 12th rd keeper had to be drafted in the 13th rd or later the prior year, etc.)

    I’m in 5th place, and have an outside chance to make a trade that really vaults me into contention. I have Kluber (12th rd eligible) and Kris Bryant (18th rd eligible) and could trade them for something like Cano, Crush, and Iwakuma (all of whom I could only keep as a 1st rounder).

    Gotta make that move, right? I’d be left with Avisail as my 12th rd keeper and Odorizzi/Stroman as my 18th.
    Thanks!

    C Gomes
    1B Trumbo
    2B Kendrick
    3B Aramis
    SS Reyes
    OF Braun, Khris, Pence, Domonic/Stubbs
    Ut Sandoval
    BN Votto, Avisail, Cuddyer, Bryant
    ——
    SP Greinke, Hamels, Kluber, Zimmermann, Ervin, Stroman, Odorizzi, Fiers
    RP Romo, Neshak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, make the move and win it!

  79. ERad says:
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    So I benched Liriano – do I hope he throws a gem or get shelled?

    And I’m starting Odorizzi tonight – bold moves here cotton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You want a middling quality start…

  80. Big Magoo says:
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    Celebrating my birthday today by holing up in the man room with a jug of Carlo Rossi and enjoying some London broil. Ten years ago, I’d drop $100 at the bar with shots flowing all night long and party until sunrise. In another ten years, I’ll be slurping down a bowl of Ramen and washing it down with some Tang. Where does the time go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy birthday! My last birthday was dim sum and green tea… We’re getting old!

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! You opted for the healthy green tea over the tasty black tea? You should learn to treat yourself on your special day…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Black tea would keep me up all night!

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Good call. Gotta get those eight hours in these days!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Eight? Six and walk around the mall at 7 am…

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: …after chewing out the mall security guard for opening the doors 30 seconds late…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha! And listening to your watch then asking someone the time…

                  • Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: …so that you’re first in line when Baskin Robbins opens to get all of the free soft serve samples…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Then off to the doctor to have your sugar checked!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: MAGOO!!!!

      I didn’t know it was Ben Affleck’s birthday?

      One year I had a hungry man with a RC Cola

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @J-FOH: I’m about to enjoy a hungry man and water for lunch, so I got you beat… Damn, RC takes me back. I used to throw down Hires root beer back in the day. Do they still make either of those?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: me too on the Hires because my mom would never buy us caffeinated sodas. Not sure if they do. I saw Dad’s the other day but that stuff was nasty. At my grandparents house they always had RC, Diet Rite, Tab and Delaware Punch

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @J-FOH: Nice. I’ve never even heard of Delaware Punch. My grandfather always had ham and cheese (individually wrapped Kraft slices) sandwiches at the ready for lunch, generic soda , and Sealtest ice cream in the freezer.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Big Magoo: i’ll drink with ya till dawn, but no $100 bar tabs. drink cheaper i will. and where i’m at bars close at latest 3 AM central.

              • Big Magoo says:
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                @goodfold2: Yeah, the bars shut down at 2am in my neck of the woods, but the drinking usually continued somewhere afterwards. Diner trips too. I miss those. But yeah, the $100 bar tabs were in my foolish younger days. On the rare occasion that I go out these days, I usually end up in the $20-$40 range. Opt for the local joints over the trendy ones.

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Big Magoo: yep, same to all of those. it’s not where the young women go though, that part sucks. good thing is you can almost always get a baseball game or MLB network on. or hockey/football/basketball in their seasons.

    • Jef With 1 F says:
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      @Big Magoo: Happy Birthday Magoo

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Jef With 1 F: Thanks, one F! Don’t I get a birthday fact?

  81. SMLV1 says:
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    Normally we bench pitchers @ Coors. How do you feel about ($9.5) Cueto tomorrow?

    Also ($10.8) A. Wood(Lefty) @Home vs. OAK? OAK has a lot of Leftys in their lineup. Sit or Start Wood tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Wood, I’d start Cueto

  82. Joeg414 says:
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    Parrino getting the call; could he be better than Flores as a SS ? Flores doesn’t show enough extra base power.
    6×6 mixed daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try him

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Joeg414: nice to see the other deep leaguers coming out.

  83. Ice to meet you says:
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    Howdy grey! Great posts, keep or drop george springer w/ the news that Houston is shutting him down for two more weeks. It’s a 10 team standard , h2h points & it’s a redraft league.
    If I did drop here are some bats I’d look at ; reddick , aoki, ackley, Carl Crawford, markakis, Vogt (I could put him at OF/1b & catcher), Adam laroche(my 1b is duda but he can be moved to of)or asdrubal Cabrera (my SS is Alexei Ramirez & have dee Gordon eligible there too)

    I should change my team name to “injury bug” lol, springer has had his DL stints, same with tanaka, David wright, goldschmidnt , gattis, Harper , & I forget if Carlos Santana was on the DL at all this season if not I know he wasn’t good in the start of the season

    Thanks & have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d go Reddick but kinda depends on needs

      • Ice to meet you says:
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        @Grey:

        Proberly a power boost/ homers

  84. tank1 says:
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    Who is the best option at SS for the rest of the season: A. Escobar, Aybar, Peralta, Hardy, A. Cabrera, Simmons, Solarte or Mercer? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  85. SMLV1 says:
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    Looking for the stats Rios would have given me, if he was the normal Rios. Drop Rios for….

    R. Davis, Span, BJ Upton, Bonifacio, Wong, Crawford, Pagan, D. Santana, Duda, LaRoche, K. Davis, JD Martinez, S. Smith, Stubbs, A. Hill, Gyorko, Reddick, Morales, Tavares, Singleton, Alcantara, K. Vargas, R. Liriano and W. Myers (DL).

    Lots to choose from. 12 team Y! Standard Redraft league.

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: Position does not matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford while hot

  86. ROBHALLA says:
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    SON HATES ODORSHIZZI TODAY VS TEXAS…What say you Mr Grey.?? and RAzzballers

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  87. ERad says:
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    Liriano dealing – sonovabench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey:

        No hits – 6ks through 4 IP – I’m hoping the more comments I make, the more likely I’ll jinx this shizz

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @ERad: It worked…J.D. Martinez Dong

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey:

            Let’s add another few ER for your boy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup!

              • ERad says:
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                @Grey:

                This is my life – conversing with strangers on the internet about pitchers not even starting in my daily lineup.

                And I like it – I like it a lot.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup

  88. royce! says:
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    Drop Lawrie, JD Martinez, EverCab, or David Peralta for Avisail Garcia? All are bench/DL bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EverCab

  89. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I was wrong..DEE having himself a day…2 for 3, 3 Runs, 2 SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome, since Rudy has him…Dah…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I will not speak of him again..ha ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  90. JeF With 1 F says:
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    It is Thursday and somehow i have 1 HR for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got 2 last night… None prior… I’m in the lead…Barely!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I had two last night too…but they were both on my bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry that made me laugh…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha me too

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: same as Grey, 2 all week both last night.

  91. Hakuna Machado says:
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    I’m out of playoff contention this year. In a keep forever 14 team H2H league, which side of this trade do you like better for the near future?

    Felix for JoFer and Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix

      • Hakuna Machado says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Appreciate the input. I’m on the site everyday for fantasy baseball advice and for general entertainment. Keep up the good work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. jo jo!!! says:
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    middle infield suffering with Ramirez on DL and Baez moved to main SS slot. Schloop over Prado for the MI spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  93. Carnac says:
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    Those incessant MLB commercials for bucks on the pond? Just noticed the VO at the end… “For complete episodes, go to…” We can watch complete episodes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What did Chuck Yeager break anyway?

      • Carnac says:
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        Hard to believe MLB’s not more popular with the kids these days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they should broadcast in B&W, that’ll bring em in

          • Carnac says:
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            MLB Fan Cave Presents: Bud Selig’s Fireside Chats

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “Kids, if you have to run fast, fine, but run safe.”

              • Carnac says:
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                “But first, a word from our sponsor – Baseball The Right Way, by C.M. Hamels…”

                “Hey kids, I know there’s a lot of pressure these days, from not tucking your t-shirt into your wranglers to faxing, but take it from me…”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  “There’s no easy way to put this, skin damage is real.” “Thanks, Sammy Sosa, what a great guy!”

  94. Barenrewn says:
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    I’m in a keeper league and will only make the playoffs if everything breaks my way. Tulo’s owner just offered me Tulo and the 10th rd pick for Latos and my 6th. I have a DL spot to stash Tulo until next year. I do this in a heartbeat, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Barenrewn says:
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        @Grey: made the deal. Thanks for the advice! Got hit hard this year by injuries to Harper first, now Goldy now, and the craptastic year Jay Bruce has had. Whether I squeak into the playoffs this year or not, my team going forward is looking pretty, prettay, preeettaaayy good. Thanks in large part to this site.

        Great stuff, as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  95. Robby D says:
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    All joking aside on Tulo, having him for 3/4 of the year and then replacing him with Santana and Baez means I will have the best SS productivity all year by a very wide margin (also include Alcides Escobar in the 2b/SS slot. I didn’t really have a choice though as we have to keep 6 in our league so I had to keep Tulo. May be in the same situation next year as well.

    It sucks when you know he’ll miss a quarter of the season, and it seems to always be at the end, but he’s almost singlehandedly why I jumped out to a double digit lead in my league while Gomez went into a slump. With him gone, I’m riding Stanton’s hot hand, Gomez now, and Dickerson, with Baez and Santana getting me enough at SS to not worry to much going into the playoffs. So I’d take that risk on Tulo again knowing I may have to go with a hot schmotato/callup at some point and miss 30-40 games from him. 120 games of Tulo is better than almost any other SS for an entire year, and anyone else ranked in the same tier as him has either underperformed or been injured also (I’m looking at you HanRam and Segura).

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robby D: That’s not something to bank on every year, a guy you scoop off the wire that fills in admirably.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he was tremendous when he was healthy, kind of a joke how he can’t stay healthy no matter what…

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey: Yeah but given you know the injury likelihood, there is still something to be said for the value of Tulo over 400ish ab’s vs. 600. And actually counting on 120 games isn’t too far off his average. He’s only really missed one majority of a season and he still ends up in the top 4-5 SS in a shortened year.

        Going into next year for a 10 team league where we have to keep six, I’m looking at:

        Stanton, Cargomez for sure, and then I have to choose between the following:

        Hosmer, Brantley, Tulo, Baez, Teheran, Kluber, Gray, Cobb, Dickerson, Arenado, Rosario, Pujols

        I’m leaning towards:

        Stanton, Cargomez, Tulo, Teheran, Kluber, and then I’m stumped on the last one. Obviously a lot can change before next year, and I have a friend that would probably swing Altuve or Kinsler for Teheran in the offseason (I don’t like to keep any pitchers if I don’t have to given the depth (I didn’t draft a starter until round 9 this year and I lead almost all pitching categories with judicious streaming)

        Given the limited options, I feel like I’m stuck with Tulo and given this keeper league is in it’s 5th year, I’ve never been able to drop Tulo each of the last 5 years after drafting him in the first year. What say any of you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, agreed before, still agree… Brantley with the five you have…I’d take the bat over Teheran if you can swing it

          • Robby D says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks I really appreciate how you take the time to answer our questions.

            Just remember, there are no stupid questions, but a shit ton of inquisitive idiots.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  96. das coffee frau says:
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    can you pick 6 keeps rounds in ()?

    MigCab (3), altuve (8), Soler (25), wacha (24), Goldy (1), Stanton (2), arenado (4), Gray (10), machado (22), gallo (27), polanco (24), donaldson (23)

    Thank you mucho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy, Altuve, Stanton, Polanco, Donaldson, Soler

      • das coffee frau says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Crumpler says:
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    I’m being offered Harper, Dickerson & Hawkins for Chris Davis & Starling Marte. Got a narrow lead in the league, 10’s across the board (except S) in pitching. Need R, HR, RBI. Go for it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • Crumpler says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. 740 says:
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    Good shit Grey! i had to drop Yu, Bailey, and Springer. smh….10team roto 5×5. Michael Taylor or Rymer Liriano?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rymer

  99. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Grey!!

    It’s been awhile!!

    Question:

    I just offered and got accepted the following

    I get Cobb

    He get Longoria

    My roster sits 6.5 out of first. I had missed the first 8 picks of this draft and between waiver wire and trades have turned this into one of my eat teams, BUT, injury has killed my pitching and like you say, trade for what you need to win.

    C – Uncle Fester
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Kenrick
    3B – Seagar
    SS – Aybar
    OF – Brantley
    OF – J Upton
    OF – Dickerson
    UTIL – Bruce
    UTIL – Rizzo
    B – Adams
    B – Segura

    SP – Darvish – DL
    SP – Cole – DL
    SP – Arrieta
    SP – Oddorozzi
    SP – Cobb
    SP – Porcello
    SP – Leake
    SP – J Zimmerman
    RP – Chapman
    RP – Street
    RP – Melancon
    RP – Mejia

    Would, at this point, you release Seguar for
    The extra stream spot? I’m not releasing Leake because at this point I need more SP in my rotation and there isn’t much out there BUT streamers.

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, lose Segura

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey, would you trade Freeman for Scherzer/Cueto/Felix, any of
        Those?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, F-Her, Scherzer, Cueto, in that order

  100. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Best fill in pitcher for a few weeks? Mchugh, Hendricks, Duffy, Mike Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  101. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Drop Alex Rios for Michael Taylor or Lucas Duda? His ankle looks as though it’s going to sap his steals and, besides average, that’s basically all I’m holding on to him for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  102. Q says:
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    Playoffs start next week and my roster freezes. Pick 3 you trust the most rest of season:

    Roark
    Smyly
    Jimmy Nelson
    McCarthy
    Lackey
    Ian Kennedy
    Trevor Bauer

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy, Lackey, Kennedy

  103. nick the dick says:
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    Kennys or Rymer? JeF what’s the count at?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennys

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oops, conditioned response

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: ha

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @nick the dick: Still L. 2, R. 0………Im shocked at the lack of questions

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: My Bad…..L.3, R.0…..missed one

        • nick the dick says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: wowza that’s it? Youre counting the one i just asked too right? Still very low, im disappointed.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @nick the dick: Ha i didnt count that one…update below

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: i told you nobody will care about rutledge, he’s been mostly useless since tulo went down, if he wasn’t wanted when filling in, where did the demand come from when job is his.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  104. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    I love you Max Scherzer….best 8th round keeper a bromance could ask for.

  105. Jason says:
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    Schoop or rutledge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: shh please stop being so loud Grey. Schoop is sleeeeeeping….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe…my bad

  106. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Its picking up now………L.3, R.1

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: still early

  107. JeF With 1 F says:
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    K.Davis DONG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  108. JeF With 1 F says:
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    L.4, R.1

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I still havent sunk your battleship yet huh?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @JeF With 1 F:

      you should have kept score on gyorko , as well .
      g3 … g3 … g3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  109. fausto says:
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    Yet another simulating SS question dropped lowrie DL….grabbed yangervis 1gm hurt. I grab jeter but hes about as exciting as a trip to the post office. (Which in st louis is actually pretty dangerous right now) ….my options are simmons, bogaerts, this chris taylor kid in SEA, hechavarria, or brandon crawford and the other worst SS’s in the league. I could add Sogard until Hardy is back but hes no guarantee to play but seems to out produce Jeter when he does….oak called up a prospect to play SS so not sure what to do. So ill let the masses or whoever answers pick my ss. Otherwise im punting until hardy gets back. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Bogaerts

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @fausto: nobody has looted post office yet. now shoe stores aren’t good to own right now though. hell no. did you see yesterday that two famous journalists for wash and huff post had their heads bashed into soda machine/windows by county swat cops due to not leaving a MCDonalds fast enough for the cops (neither identified themselves as famous, so cops just handled them like they would anybody else). but were only in jail 20 minutes and let out, with no police report/record of arrest ever even happening, and no badge number or anyway to even find out who arresting officers were, nor was any charge levied. STL county cops finally getting LA -like notoriety they deserve. our city’s getting on the map so when we tell outsiders how shitty it is they’ll already kind of know.

  110. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey e1 My team usually sucks in afternoon games today has been good so far. Gordon, j d Mart,Davis 11 dongs so far this week. When i was watching the Det. game they showed Cutch in the cage today and didn’t look in pain. One of the highlights from around the league was an interview of Fredi on why Heyward is batting leadoff. He either interviews terrible or he is as dumb as a bag of rocks. Prolly a bit of both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he mention BJ and why he was there for 2 months?

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Actually the day i watched the Minor start the ass kiss Chip Carey was making up excuses for his lineups and the color guy just said this is a run for the playoffs you got to put your best obp guy la Stella at leadoff. Of course we know what Fredi came up with.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  111. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    J. Upton removed from game today either knee or hammy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammy

  112. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Cespedes in the line up tonight

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: nice need e1 on travel days . was missing just a ss till they sat gattis and wasn’t sure on Cepedes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have never owned him anywhere, saying something with 12 teams a year

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: i’ve never drafted Cepedes but he is so streaky i got him cheap on trades a couple of times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

      • Jef With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im not the biggest fan of him…traded for him after he went to Boston thinking Fenway could only help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  113. Zeus says:
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    Own both Scherzer and Fiers in a league.

    12 IP, 22 Ks, 0 ER.

    Been a good day.

  114. Zeus says:
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    Own both Scherzer and Fiers in a league.

    12 IP, 22 Ks, 0 ER.

    Been a good day.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Zeus: So good feel free to say it twice.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zeus: You’re amazing

      • Zeus says:
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        @Cram It: now that you’ve validated me, I realize this journey was worth it.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Zeus: Just giving you what you want. I’ll refrain from posting my SP week so as not to diminish your awesomeness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  115. tony says:
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    Mesoraco
    Pujols
    cano
    donaldson
    baez
    starling marte
    bryce harper
    yasiel puig
    hunter pence
    evan longoria
    dl hanley
    dl Cargo
    dlGoldschmidt

    scherzer
    hamels
    ventura
    ross
    latos
    cobb

    we keep two, wich are better keepers?

    • gg says:
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      @tony: Goldy, Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Donaldson, could go a few ways

  116. costaricanchata says:
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    this from mlb : –> ” Major League Baseball owners are voting to name a new Commissioner today at their quarterly meetings in Baltimore. ”

    bug selig will be taken out to sea , chopped into chum ,
    and fed to the fishes … as a symbolic gesture of restoring the planet .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

    • Hondo says:
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      @costaricanchata: I won’t believe he’s gone until I see video of a wooden stake being driven through his heart,if he has one.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Hondo: My highlight of Selig was during the all star game in milwaukee that ended in a tie. They gave commemorative seat cushions out to the fans and they started throwing them at him.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: that’s wonderful.

  117. gg says:
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    Pick 2 to cut please. keeper league, but playing ftw this year.

    Rymer, Cuddyer, Myers, Kennys, Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rymer, Cudder

  118. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Fiers – just effin’ DEALING!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: I thought all this time his name was pronounced “FEARS”. Watching the game they’re saying “FIRES”. That’s even more badass!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  119. gg says:
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    Go ahead and drop Darvish to snag Fiers before the bum rush (or too late now?)

    have a feeling we won’t be seeing him again until next April.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  120. Kid A says:
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    Now the Bucs have acquired Axford. I’d love to be in a fantasy league with that Pittsburgh front office.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  121. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Can I get a ‘Mike Eff’ing Fiers’ Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can, you can

  122. costaricanchata says:
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    when yasiel gets caught in a run-down —> pickled pig’s feet ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  123. SteveNZ says:
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    That Cook ‘outing’ has pretty much wrecked my week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Did the A’s get robbed of a pickoff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh? Watching Brewers/Cubs

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Some Twitter chat that they picked someone off, was ruled safe, they challenged it and they didn’t have the right camera angle to confirm it was actually out.

            Damn Cook. Had been terrific for a decent stretch – right up until I use him of course.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, gotcha… Yeah, not sure, sounds like typical replay nonsense though that they don’t know how to use even though replays have been around for 35 years…

  124. AKSNOW says:
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    Who can contribute the most ROS, most importantly the playoffs? Darvish or Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Darvish

      • AKSNOW says:
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        @Grey: Got it. Ya, both seem hopeless ROS. Got drop one. Darvish has the most upside so Sanchez goes. Thanks!

  125. Bill says:
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    Use move 22/25 to pick up Fiers? Is he going to stay in the rotation even after Garza comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      After today, for sure

  126. Tom says:
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    Preparing for playoffs. Pick top 3 in order of these pitchers – possible September matchup shown.

    Quintana vOAK, vMIN, @KC, @TB
    Hughes @CLE, @CHW, vDET, vCLE
    Minor @WAS, @TEX, vWAS, vNYM
    Colon vCOL, vWAS, vMIA, @ATL
    Odorizzi @NYY, @TOR, vNYY, vCHW
    Lincecum vARI, vLAD, @ARI, @SD
    Paxton vHOU, vOAK, @LAA, @HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Odorizzi, Colon

  127. jef with 1 f says:
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    L.5, R.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  128. Random Dude says:
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    Preparing for playoffs… How would you rank Cashner, FIers, Degrom, Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Cash

      • Random Dude says:
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        @Grey: Odorizzi/McHugh above all of the above still?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  129. Drew says:
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    Hey Grey-

    2 questions:

    (1) QS instead of Ws league, who is more worthy of DL slot- Bailey or Garza

    (2) Same league, ROS please rank these SPs: Kuroda, McHugh, Worley, Pineda

    Thanks a lot, much appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza…McHugh, Pineda

  130. Paul says:
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    How many data points does TRON need before it will tell us whether Baez will have 4 Ks or 4 HRs today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      By it an appliance and it will tell you whatever you want to hear

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: hahaha

  131. Hondo says:
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    I DL’ed YU and need a fill in/maybe replacement. Obviously after today Fiers has my attention.

    From my brief,frantic research(sometimes the flawed kind) it looks like he had a total of 79 IP in 2012 between the minors and Mil,this year he already has 102.1 in the minors and 21 in Mil after today.
    79 to 123.1 is getting close to shutdown time,right? How far do you think he goes?I plan on being there the last week in both my leagues and don’t want to pick upa guy who isn’t going to be there.

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Hondo: the way I look at it, if he’s a guy who can help me *get* to the finals, I can deal with not having him available *during* the finals..

      but of course it depends on who’s available at this point in your league. In my money league there aren’t a lot of options, so i’m happy to have Fiers on the staff and will ride him as long as possible.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Abdoozy: I’m pretty much in the playoffs in both leagues.
        I think Arrieta might be a better PU for my situation,waiting to see what the “Stache has to say.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would prefer Arrieta though, he’s been good for 3 months

          • Abdoozy says:
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            @Grey: So would I, but in my league he’s been owned the whole time…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s 29 years old, he’s not getting shut down

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got an extra MI that I have as a 2nd of 2 bench guys I can drop for him,then pick up a schmotato of the week with Yu’s spot.

        ELvis and his empty stats on a crappy team or Carpenter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carp

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey: Thanks and I meant he had 79 IP in 2013,not 2012.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s 29

  132. Abdoozy says:
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    And Baez with the golden sombrero..

    Oh well, at least I picked up Fiers for this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sideways squiggly face

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: Is there a glossary term for that? Getting killed in hitting by the SP you own?
        Like say you owned Alcantara, Baez and Coughlan today, and Fiers..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not yet

  133. smegma says:
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    Grey – trying to hang on with 3 more weeks still to play in my redraft league before playoffs start. Have 4 guys on DL with 2 DL spots – who should I keep or drop:

    SPs: Bailey/Anibal
    bats: Springer/Myers (keep in mind I have K.Davis in that spot so if they can’t start over him they are a bench bat)

    Guys on the ww: try to claim McHugh, Fiers, or streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Fiers, Anibal Bailey

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – just to clarify you’d drop both pitchers and keep both bats?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Fielder's fatties says:
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            @Grey: Had a different guy to drop – last question: drop Bailey or Anibal? Pretty much comes down to who has best chance to come back ROS. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Anibal

  134. JD says:
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    assuming you’d drop Gio for Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  135. jim says:
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    milone, joe kelly, wada. pick two for ROS. yes, i know it’s bad but it’s a really deep league. Also, need one MI option for ROS: infante, alcantara, rutledge. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada, Kelly…Arismendy

  136. Nightpandas says:
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    Thinking of offering the first place team Shields for Cargo. Good move for next year?
    15 team keep 11

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. gg says:
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    drop Ryu for Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. Magnitude says:
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    Thoughts on this team ROS? Any recommendations on where to upgrade?

    C Gomes
    1B Frazier
    2B Walker
    3B Donaldson
    SS Desmond
    MI Alcantara
    CI Arenado
    OF Jones
    OF Stanton
    OF Heyward
    OF Polanco
    DH Jennings
    Bench – Vargas, Ackley
    DL – Hosmer, Lawrie

    SP Zimmermann
    SP Cobb
    SP Porcello
    SP Stroman
    SP McHugh
    SP Keuchel
    SP Miley
    SP Gausman
    DL – Cashner, Bailey

    RP Jansen
    RP Doolittle
    RP Cishek
    RP Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do your standings say?

  139. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Here’s hoping Strasburg doesn’t piss in my Cheerios again tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  140. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Dealing with a ton of injuries and still holding on to first.. Darvish bailey anibal mccutchen springer goldy jupton (also has fielder)

    Please rank the following catchers and SP in order for ROS.. 10 team h2h standard 5×5 cat.

    Rosario zunino McCann Navarro

    Shoemaker Hammel Smyly Worley Hendricks , Chase Anderson, Santiago

    Sorry I know it’s a lot.. Take care and thank you as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino, Rosario… Shoemaker, Hammel

  141. And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    earlier i dropped mchugh (mike said he was drop out of pineda/keuchel/wily p) to stream anderson over fiers. now it’s looking like the ranking is mchugh/fiers/pineda? if this is true and with this staff
    kluber/keuchel/f-her/cobb/wily p/pineda/ and 1 stream spot who should i drop for either mchugh or fiers (if any). 8 pickups per week and a lot of good streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Fiers over Pineda, Wily

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: youse thinking pineda gets kept at low innings i’m guessing, and bad ballparks of course?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  142. jef with 1 f says:
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    L.5, R.2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might have to track Fiers tomorrow

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Ha I was just thinking that..I can’t fully buy in to him yet…14ks is pretty nuts though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t afford to not go crazy for 14 Ks…You can’t afford it?!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha ha..this tracking business ain’t for me…pain in the ass

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: I think I’d rather Tillman over fiers

            • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              @jef with 1 f: you trying to be like gareth with that fake callup stuff saying tillman over fiers, renaming yourself “F U i’m Jeff”?

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers!: I’m serious..I guy that’s 29 and comes from nowhere doesn’t inspire much confidence in me

                • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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                  @jef with 1 f: i could agree with that statement, but tillman?

                    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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                      @jef with 1 f: yr right, only 2 bad games since end of june. i owned that twit in many leagues till somewhere when he was at his worst. interesting.

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Sky: he’s a rare case though…I love what fiers done…I’m just not sold yet

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Sure, but it’s a rare case that a young pitcher with talent becomes King Felix or Kershaw but everyone runs for the waivers when a guy like Gausman gets called up. Most scuffle for a bit. I’d typically like to see an arm like his come around at age 26 or 27 but I’m just pointing out older pitchers are no less nor more rocky than a younger arm. Plus if it’s Tillman vs Fiers…at the very least I’d pick up Fiers in the hopes that the K/9 stays that lively. Tillman is a streamer in most leagues that isn’t bad but isn’t great either.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Fiers is pretty old though for a breakout…

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @jef with 1 f: yea I here ya..that’s a fair argument…I would be shocked if Fiers keeps this up though. I liked Tillman coming into the season so maybe I’m biased and just hoping he figured it out

                    • Sky

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                      Fiers can be an 8 K/9 kinda guy with good ratios. I wouldn’t expect above that. Again, nothing against Tillman but the K rate has never sniffed 8 K/9 even when he had a great ERA year. It reminds me of the conversation on twitter I had earlier in the year: Kluber vs Gee. One is boring but decent. The other a bit of an enigma that came out of nowhere last year. I said give me Kluber all day, any day. Just can’t play it safe in fantasy, it burns worse than getting burned by a bad outing or two from a guy like Fiers.

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @jef with 1 f: Tillman was sniffing 8 last year (7.8) that’s why ii liked him going into this year

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Missed this. Big thing there is it was a near +1 on his K/9 for his career. I’d look at that as more of a peak than a starting point, personally. Fiers had a 9.25 K/9 in his first real year in the bigs in 2012. If his BB/9 stays at or near sub-3, he’s still a more attractive option at this stage is all.

                    • Big Magoo says:
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                      @Sky: @jef with 1 f: Look at you guys. Can’t we all just get along?

                      You’ve got me interested. I’ll be sure to post a Fiers v Tillman breakdown on Grey’s BUY/SELL tomorrow. BUY/SELL. Where? BUY/SELL.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Hahahaha, I was talking with wife then playing basketball. I’m sad I missed all of this.

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @jef with 1 f: yea MaGoo get in on it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Boring!

      • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: shit fiers just got grabbed while i was asking that question. ok, so in few days when mchugh comes off waivers him over wily p or pineda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pineda

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @jef with 1 f: i thought the L was rymer liriano?

  143. Bob says:
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    Am I correct in assuming homer bailey is droppable even if playoffs don’t wrap up for 3 weeks?

    Who should I pick up? League is 6×6 with QS.

    Collin McHugh
    Mike Fiers
    Henderson Alvarez (due back this weekend)
    James Paxton
    Jeremy Hellickson

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Bob: from earlier comments it’s mchugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  144. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus, gee walking a guy per inning today. also team is 1/21 today, gordon/baez/alcantara/duda/harrison/polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: YEAH 2/23 and 3 total bases, at least gordon got a steal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  145. hifi says:
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    Yu’s mri came back. No timetable. He gone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems likely

  146. goodfold2 says:
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    with fiers pulling that shit i’m quite hesitant to have his roster spot be the streaming one for now. staff is this: Gee/Keuchel/Anabelle (DL)/McCarthy/Cobb/Quintana/Odorizzi/Stroman/Gray/Fiers/Wily P and
    RP: K-Rob/Mejia/Familia/Lindstrom/Casilla
    i don’t need to make this decision now (i’m playing guy who went absentee a 2nd time even though this is bigger money league), don’t really need to stream until next week, and it’s probably too early to drop mejia, but i’m thinking lindstrom could likely be reaquired if in fact he’s closing soon. only time i’ve ever been beat to new jobbed closers is by my own hand in this league, thinking i have a few more days to wait, using pickups elsewhere. other streamers are shoemaker/santiago/salazar/carrasco/vargas/wada/tillman/pineda/nelson/buchanon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha, yeah, wait

  147. jef with 1 f says:
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    Tillman or Fiers the debate is on…weigh in wise one

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @jef with 1 f: still would think fiers for now, tillman was one of worst starters in league (along with masterson) for at least large chunks of april-june.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, but I think they’re two sides of the same coin

  148. Jack says:
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    Here’s where it gets really fun.

    In a H2H OBP league. Looks like I’ll be #1 seed. Have R. Martin as catcher. Votto on DL who will be starting baseball activities in a week. Bye in 1st round so my playoffs wouldn’t start until 9/8. When Cutch comes off DL next week, I’ll have to drop either Carter or JD Martinez. When Votto comes off I’ll have to drop the other one. An alternative is to trade Carter to the #2 seed for Mauer (who he has at 1B) and drop Martin. I’m weak in OBP & Rs and the #2 is weak in HR’s & RBIs. Do I:

    1) Make the trade
    2) Drop Votto and pick up Bailey, Y. Molina or R. Zimmerman to put on the DL because one of them will contribute more than Votto who may still be hurt or shut down by the playoffs.
    3) Hold on and hope Votto will contribute and Carter gets cold in time for playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

  149. Bob says:
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    Next 3 weeks or so, which of these players is odd man out, who doesn’t make the cut?

    League is 6×6 with OPS. Thanks!

    Wil Myers
    Carlos Beltran
    Angel Pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Pagan

  150. KillerB says:
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    @grey what two do you like best at bottom of rotation to start next season: fiers, Hahn, wily Peralta, masterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahn, Fiers

  151. goodfold2 says:
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    mejia watch, looked good, in worthless inning (down 3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, he did

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: really would be nice if that guy could somehow play with messed up guts, as he’s only closer with SP eligibility in espn. him and britton. so me and the britton owner are only ones that even can have 3 closers at same time in my espn league. (feliz/koji)

  152. Scott says:
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    Vargas, Santiago or Cole ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

      • Scott says:
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        Follow up…so Vargas, Santiago or Hellickson? Is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on matchups, none are good every time out… Hellickson

  153. Bob says:
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    ROS, which pitcher do you like best in a league that also counts QS?

    Henderson Alvarez
    Shelby Miller
    Danny Duffy
    Matt Shoemaker
    Jason Vargas
    Jeremy Hellickson

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: oops, forgot to add that Mike Fiers is available too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  154. goodfold2 says:
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    thank god longo showed up. now 4/31.

    damn ziegler has been trash for a while now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was hoping for a Ramos vulture

  155. J-FOH says:
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    Is Magoo running around in here? he’s wasted and I think he lost his pants. He just told me he wants to see me bring back the hateful one and stop accepting bad comments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He went that way –>

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: it was classic day in the draftkings, only one comment about baseball and 60 about something other than baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: where have the days of 100 comments about food and cooking shows gone and then another 100 about songs that kick ass

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ted and I are about to watch Top Chef Duels, you down?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: are you going to Skype me in for that?

  156. chris says:
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    Would you drop Casey Jannsen for Michael Pineda or Gausman. I’ve got Doolittle, Britton and K-rod as RP’s. This is a h2h points league that leans a little heavier toward pitching. Janssen’s good but doesn’t seem to get many opportunities. I’m about to go into the playoffs against some stacked pitching staffs. What do you think?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @chris: somebody else answered this today. can’t remember who though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yeah, other answer was keep janssen, but he’s been pretty bad.

  157. nick the dick says:
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    Reasonable Doubt is only good enough for a blurb, I see….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: dead wrong G, dead wrong….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just keepin’ it real!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: in the illustrious words of Posdanous PlugWon, ‘you tried keepin it real, when you should try keepin it right’

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Awesome

  158. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Would you trade Janseen for Odorizzi

    I own Chapman, Allen, Cisek and Dootlittle and Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    rosie just looked really bad. 3 hard hit singles, 1 almost homer in STL center field by rymer, 2 walks. don’t think matheny is even close to smart enough to use his best RP neshek (this year anyway), but is neshek better saves spec than lindstrom? obv this would take more than 1 day of rosie looking like this in a row, probably, but this should be hot seat, he’s been pretty ugly whip closer all year. not only when tired or in tie games. or could be protest outside stadium upset him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Lindstrom

  160. gg says:
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    putting in a claim on Fiers first, and Wada 2nd.

    have to drop 1. Yu or Ryu (<– maybe we should be dealing any sp's with 'yu' in their name… )

    i digress… who do you drop, Yu, Ryu or both and try for Fiers and or Wada?

    • gg says:
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      @gg: wada pas 4 games 3 QS, 2.5 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 24 K. that’ll do fine for an SP8 in daily’s

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @gg: what do daily’s have to do with it. is he a good 6th SP in non-daily’s? do we need to have 10 better SP in a weekly to make him useful first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both

  161. Big Magoo says:
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    The wife f’ed up on the london broil. Should I forgive her? Or lord it over her for the next hour or so? Or drink some more?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Big Magoo: is that a sex act? i’m serious as i don’t have either wife nor eat food that wives might make named that.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Big Magoo: you got a brown in the middle London broil. I’m sorry to hear that. Resting is the key to that dish

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @J-FOH: that still doesn’t give enough clues as to whether it’s food or sex act. haha.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: google seems to indicate that it’s just steak cut a certain way; but again, not too well versed on what sex acts are hip these days. most of my experience comes from de sade books, so i probably have heard of the act itself, just under a different name.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Big Magoo: Happy birthday! Pity about the dinner, that meal sounds goooood. Flank done right is awesome.

  162. dem ribbies says:
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    Fiers over Paxton?

    • Dave says:
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      @dem ribbies: Check matchups and choose the best

  163. Dave says:
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    Dude sent me Chris Carter offer for my Arrieta in 5×5 obp/QS (no W, AVG). At first I would say no but need offense and not sure Arrieta is THIS legit.

    Thanks

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