*Grey adjusts his chiseled body, places himself on a seat, props his chin up with his hand, makes sure that he’s not covering his mustache.*  “Welcome to today’s symposium on the intersection of art, science and fantasy baseball.  Thank you for joining me at the New Brunswick Holiday Inn.  For those arriving late, please fill in the front seats.  Don’t groan, my handsome will distract you from wherever you’re sitting if you allow it.  Carlos Rodon showed yesterday what he’s capable of — 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks — but his 4.61 ERA shows everything else.  Yes, he will be a 2016 sleeper; his stuff is just so nasty.  He has a 10 K/9 in 91 2/3 IP this year (good for sixth best in the majors if he qualified).  Yo, Prince, what you say to that?  He’s a sexy M.F.  Unfortunately, his walk rate is 5, which is as awful as his K-rate is good (would be the worst qualified starter’s BB/9).  You know who that reminds me of?  Just about every hard thrower when they first came up:  Scherzer, Randy Johnson,  Sale, Carrasco…. Even Kershaw’s first full year’s BB/9 was 4.79.  I’m not saying Rodon will be that good next year, but he’s 22 years old and by the age of 24 he could be a top ten starter.  Okay, that should be enough for you to digest for now.  For the five ladies joining us, I will continue this in the hotel bar, The Cheeky Monkey, for refreshments and chicken fingers.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bud NorrisPadres signed him to a major league contract.  This deal can be interpreted as the Padres throwing their hands in the air, saying, “Yeah, we have no idea either.”

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4, 3 runs.  I’m currently rocking multiple Padres on my RCL team.  No, not because I’m a moron.  No, not because I’m into S&M.  They’re headed to Coors in a few games, barring the Mayans dropping an apocalypse on us.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  You know what’s going to happen, right?  You know, right?  He’s gonna break out next year and I won’t own him anywhere.  Oh, man, even my hypotheticals think Gyorko’s good.  I’m incorrigible!

Will Venable – 0-for-3 as the Padres scored 11 runs.  Ticker tease!

Todd Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer.  Oh, no, does this mean the end of Donaldson’s run?

Angel Pagan – Hit the DL.  The Angel on his one shoulder said, “Damn, you are always hurt.”  The Pagan on his other shoulder said, “What do you need me for?”

Gregor Blanco – 1-for-3 and his 8th steal.  As Dan Brown would’ve wanted it, Angels & Pagan went down and the Latino Albino, Blanco, is now starting.

Joe Panik – Won’t return when eligible.  No word on the reason, but he confirmed his phone did have GPS, so ‘being lost’ wasn’t the reason.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4 and two homers (16, 17), and his third in the last three games.  If you dropped Belt, pick him up before you catch indecent exposure charges.

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Just priming himself to throw 27 innings in a three game playoff series.

Michael Pineda – Threw off the mound yesterday.  That puts his timetable about three weeks away, assuming no setbacks, and assuming makes an ass out of U and Ming the Merciless.

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .264.  The 64-year-old Beltran has not been good this year, but he does have three homers in his last ten games and is hitting near-.300 in the last week.  Can you say hot schmotato?  Okay, put in your dentures first.

Carlos Carrasco – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Luis Severino 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.45 thru two starts.  I placed my iPad playing this game on Cougs’ head and made sweet, sweet love.  She got a little weirded out when I said, “Shut up, Michael Kay,” and I lost my arousal for a minute while Suzyn Waldman was on the screen, but, damn, these two pitchers are sexy.  Then Cougs said, “Hey, we’re still in the 1st inning.”

Jason Kipnis – May return early next week, i.e., Jose Ramirez (3-for-8, 1 run, 1 RBI) better not buy a toothbrush to stay in the leadoff spot.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-8, 2 runs, hitting .275.  Look on the bright side, you didn’t have Te(i)x, Ellsbury, Gardner and A-Rod as they went a combined 1-for-24.  Oh, you did?  Ouch.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Between Loney and Kiermaier, there’s a whole Lunchables contingent over there in Tampa.

Xavier Cedeno – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  He was the 7th pitcher on the Rays to get a save.  Maddon left behind a legacy of matchups and Buddy Holly glasses.

Erasmo Ramirez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  I streamed him in one league, because the Stream-o-Nator liked it and Erasmo’s home ERA was 2.89 coming into the game.   Yup, things really are that simple.

Williams Perez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K.  Let’s continue to keep it simple and say if a guy has more walks than Ks, it’s notta so good as my Uncle Giuseppe would say.

Cole Hamels – Scratched from Thursday’s start due to his groin.  When asked the specific problem, his groin shrugged.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer as he bats 7th.  Someone should do a study to find out how many seven-hole hitters stay with their club from year to year.  The seven hole feels like a spot in the order where managers put hitters they have no idea what to do with.  I’m shooting from the hip here, but that feels right when talking about the Texas Rangers.

Miguel Cabrera – Ran the bases and took batting practice.  I wonder if he first spun his forehead on the top of the bat before running.  Now that I have twenty years of distance from the last time I did that at a Little League practice, what the hell was the point of that?  In case the earth starts spinning faster while you’re running to first, you’re prepared?

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA down to 4.97.  Ventura showed worst command than Saddam Hussein after Dick Cheney decided to unfriend him.

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  I love how much commitment the Royals have shown with Cain…Sugar! as their three-hole hitter.  Has any hitter been as entrenched in a lineup spot this year?  Maybe Addison Russell in the nine hole, maybe Miggy if he was healthy, but Cain’s been treated like an All-Star and not just as voted by Royals fans.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Moistasskiss!  His BABIP and old demons have really reared their ugly head on Moistasskiss, as he’s been Mostsuckass for the last six weeks, dropping a .328 average on June 24th to a .275 average.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (5).  That means we’ll see another home run from him in about a month.

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.62.  Even though he’s obviously tiring, I’m glad I trusted him enough to start him.  Of course, I’m still pissed I didn’t trust him enough in all my leagues to hold him in April, but water under the bridge and I’m not BASE jumping.

Gregory Polanco – 3-ofr-4, 1 run, hitting leadoff and has two steals in the last three games.  It’s been an ‘all over the shop’ season, but I’m still optimistic about Polanco in the big picture.  I’m gonna like him a lot next year.

Chase Utley – Cleared waivers, but still has a no-trade clause, so he can block any trade.  Like, if for instance, a team offers the Phils a bag of Cheez Doodles for Utley, he can stop it.

Maikel Franco – Was hit by a pitch on his wrist, fell to the ground and looked to be in serious pain.  My phone immediately rang.  See, I just started volunteering at this suicide prevention hotline.  The first call came in, and the caller only identified themselves as “Mike.”  They were standing on the top of the outstretched arm on the Rocky statue in downtown Philly and talking fatalistic.  Like this Franco injury was the end.  I did what I could, but, sadly, they jumped.  Hey, it was my first call!  Thankfully, Franco only has a bruise and the Sly Stallone statue is life-sized, which means “Mike” was only five feet and four inches off the ground.

David Buchanan – 1 2/3 IP, 11 ER.  James Buchanan would’ve been happy.  David’s clogging up the Google results for “Was Buchanan historically bad?”

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Even if you didn’t get A.J. Pollock (3-for-5, 2 runs and his 27th steal), due to a fear of pierogies, you must have a taste of the 1927 Diamondbacks and Peralta is as good as any right now.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Since Chase (The Pitcher) Field helps a lot of what ails hitters, I’m a bit surprised at how awful Hill’s been.  He feels like a guy that should have a sneaky 15 homers.  Then again (Grey’s adding on!), maybe he would if he played every day.

Jeremy Hellickson – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start, but I just couldn’t do it in the one league where I own him.  Sonavabench!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 34th homer.  Damn, I hate that I don’t own him, but I have to say when he gets into one of his grooves it’s like he has A-Rod’s cousin, Jose Canseco and Bonds all over for tea before each game.  (Steroids users also crave Darjeeling; well known fact coming to you from the Earl of Grey.)

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  So, he didn’t retire.  Cool beans!

Chris Tillman – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.66 vs. Taijuan Walker 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  In a matchup that was billed as, “One pitcher the Mariners screwed up and one pitcher they screwed over.”

Matt Wieters – Exited yesterday’s game with a hamstring strain.  Pretty decent career he’s having for a guy that Keith Law once touted as the best prospect he’s ever seen.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 31st homer.  Yeah, he’s a fan of the Darjeeling too.

Adam Jones -1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Yesterday, I said something like I’d forget how boring Jones has been if he gets to 30 homers.  I take that back; it was greedy.  I’d take 27 homers.  Please.

Matt Harvey – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Okay, I’m about ready for him to get shut down now.

Michael Cuddyer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd steal.  He stole a base?  On what?  Red Bull and a motorized scooter?

Bryce Harper – Banged his knee on Monday and sat out Tuesday after it swelled.  Didn’t sound like a major concern…Because I don’t own him!  ‘Natch, snitches!

Joe Ross – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER with all runs coming from the bat of Yasiel Puig (2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer).  Puig hasn’t done enough to frustrate fantasy owners this year?  Now he has to take it to one of our pitchers?  I liked it better when I was sticking a knife into a Puig’s back.   Ross could be tiring, and might be shut down soon, but I’d hold him if the Nats stick with him.

Enrique Hernandez – 0-for-3 as he played 2nd base with Mattingly benching Peraza.  Why bring up a rookie and bench him?  Why is a slippery slope that Mattingly is wearing skies on that have been lubed with WD-40 and stupidity.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.65.  Fo’reallies, where are 2015 Greinke and Kershaw in the grand scheme of two starters on the same team?  Have to be in the top 20 discussion.  Top ten?

Taylor Jungmann – 2 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  The week JB’s getting married?  Damn, Jungmann, that is some cold shizz.

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Mean’s while, Braun didn’t play with a sore back.  Cust kayin’.

James Russell – 1 IP, 0 ER and picked up his 1st save as Jason Motte warmed up and Hector Rondon was nowhere to be seen.  That’s James Russell of a 5.4 K/9 and a 89 MPH fastball.  Because, dot dot dot, Maddon.

Marcus Stroman – After throwing off the mound for the first time since March, he said his arm felt unbelievable.  Small issue, he’s been out since March due to his knee.  I wouldn’t be shocked if Stroman returns for a few starts this year just so he can be used in the playoffs, but I would be surprised if he matters for fantasy.  Three starts in September from a guy who hasn’t pitched all year isn’t great for fantasy.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer.  It’s just not the same without the other half of the Cortisone Brothers.  Pray for Edwin’s speedy return and multiple needlings into his behind.

Drew Hutchison – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  “Five ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit A on why wins are stupid.  Kluber’s record is 7-12 with a 3.46 ERA.  Hutchison has an 11-2 record with a 5.26 ERA.  Wait, I thought we excused Don Sutton from the jury.  Mistrial!”

Kendall Graveman – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  Lately, he’s been pitching with barely one foot out.

Jose Fernandez – Expects to pitch again in 2015.  Mr. Semantics, “Yeah, he’ll pitch for a SpongeBob furry at a carnival in December at the Marlins charity fundraiser where Loria raises money for himself.”

Steven Wright – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  Solid effort against a terrible Marlins team.  Or as Steven Wright deadpanned, “The weather sure is muggy in Miami.  I hope they find the rain cloud with my wallet.”

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th steal as he returned from the concussion DL.  Here’s hoping his concussion is behind him unlike 98% of the people Peter Berg interviews.

Junichi Tazawa – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  The Red Sox say Jean Machi is going to be the closer + I tell you that = King Mez ruining Dre songs.  Okay, math’s wrong there, was supposed to equal Tazawa gets the call for the first post-Koji save.  I’d still own Machi first, because Tazawa looked tired and unable to get out Marlin hitters.

Hanley Ramirez – Expects to return on Wednesday.  Future Grey says Hanley will be knocked out again by Saturday.

Dustin Pedroia – Out until at least mid-September.  That’s code for ‘we’re not going to see Pedroia again this year.’  He’s now pulled this disappearing act two years in a row, and I’m beginning to think he’s nothing more than David Eckstein with the ability to grow facial hair.

  1. Manley Ramirez says:
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    8ip, 8k, hitting 99mph = “obviously tiring”. Interesting take on C-Mart.

    Is it too naive to believe he just went through a rough patch for a few starts? Maybe this is the year the slight of frame, young (C-Mart) and/or injury prone (Kazmir) pitchers defy all odds and beast til the end.

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: cmart powering through his rough patch proves his keeper legitimacy he could be a 200 ip horse if he stays off shelf and gets through this next 6 weeks…[email protected] on sunday i will be back on board I took a week off after the previous 2, i was shocked he went 8 looked like another 6 ip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I guess, but the Cards have said already they will limit his innings

  2. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey nice article…I guess its at that point where I can drop moss for peralta?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: No. Long past that point.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: Yeah… Moss is washed up brah.

  3. Al Dumars says:
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    Ah, your Uncle Guissepe. He was one hell of a cork soaker.

    Do you mind ranking these possible util schmohawks for me.

    Preston Tucker, Michael Taylor, Avisail, Dom Brown, Ennciarte, Yellich and Headley. And while we’re at it, let’s throw Carlos Santana in there. He’s done a whole bunch of nothing for me lately. (Sorry for the long list).

    Thanks Grey!!!

    • Al Dumars says:
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      @Al Dumars: oh and forgot Gose!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al Dumars: You know him too? Depends on needs… Yelich, Brown

  4. PancakeMaker says:
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    Streamer isn’t showing anything for Adam Conley tonight but he is listed on espn as tonight’s starter. Any thoughts on him?

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario!!!

    Qu’est-ce qui passe? Or as my friends would say in high school, Qu-est-ce qui Spaz, on account of my nickname in HS was spaz on account of I was very tall and lanky and mostly spastic – hitting my head on low-lying heating ducts hanging from the ceiling etc.

    a. On the Phils’ game…I saw the score was 1-0 at the end of the 1st inning and I say to myself ‘Man, you are a genius for picking the Phils to win.’ What a shocker when clicked F5 on the same game!

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘A 90-year old yoga instructor is trying to break a Guiness book of world record for person you’d LEAST like to see contort their body.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  6. SF says:
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    Playing against the team I traded Puig and Upton for and they have decided to roast me at the start of this week. Damn them. They’ve combined for 2 homers and 8 RBI just among themselves.

    CarGomez and Billy Hamilton. At least Gomez and Hamilton have given me 2 SBs and I’m winning that cat.

    That out of the way, Joe Ross or E-Rod ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Damn… Rodriguez

  7. Wilson says:
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    Beltran or Cuddyer or Zimmerman for coming week if I need homers? Pick two, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Not Cuddyer, terrible choices

  8. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Who will have the best career?

    Carlos Rondon, Jose Berrios, Luis Severino, or Taijuan Walker.

    • CoachCalRules says:
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      @Bread N Mustard: reverse order from what you have above

      • Sam says:
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        @CoachCalRules:

        Bet you Grey says to ask Mike!

        My take: Rodon, Taijuan, Severino, Berrios

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Bread N Mustard: Walker, Rodon, Severino and Berrios

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Had one more.

    Did you hear that lone cheer in the background? It was the lone Japanese guy who’s bet on all 15 home teams to win every day for the past 15 years who finally cashed in his bet. He can now pay off his debtors from the first year and hope springs eternal for the next 15 years that the event will happen again.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  10. just traded Shelby Miller and Joc Pederson, in return i received Jacob Degrom and Billy Hamilton. Your thoughts Grey? i was going to drop Joc anyways and I’m thinking of dropping Hamilton. its a roto league and I punt SBs. I still win the catagorie half the time anyways.

  11. Alex says:
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    Morning Mr. Grey!
    Great summary. OF Question for ROS….have HPence and CGomez…should I pick up BBelt and/or DPeralta and drop one of my guys? Need some help in all batting and SB categories. Grichuk also available. Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Thanks! Meh, I’d hold

    • Ron D says:
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      @Alex: I wouldn’t drop either of those guys for any of the three u mentioned

  12. Punk says:
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    Great writeup. Loved the Franco blurb. Hold on, Mike!

    Question for you. 12-team mixed, 5×5. IF, UTIL, 4 OF. I can keep 6 with no cost. Positions for next year are listed.

    Which 6?

    Hanley Ramirez OF
    Ryan Braun OF
    Carlos Gonzalez OF
    Jason Kipnis 2B
    Gerrit Cole SP
    Jose Fernandez SP
    Todd Frazier 3B
    Josh Donaldson 3B

    Thank you, as always.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Punk: Hanley is a below average OF losing SS eligibility… so I like:

      J Fer
      Cole
      Donaldson
      Frazier
      Braun
      Kipnis (for eligibility sake, but I could see an argument for a resurgent Cargo considering you start 4 OF…)

      It’s not a pretty start any way you slice it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: Thanks! Not Kipnis, J-Fer

      • Punk says:
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        @Grey: Do you mean J Fer, Cole, Donaldson, Frazier, Braun, and CarGo (COL), leaving out Kipnis? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You asked which six, you gave eight, I said remove two…

  13. Leon says:
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    keeper league:
    Is Nelson Cruz too much for Taijuan Walker and John Gray?

    I’m in sell mode.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leon: Trade for better SPs

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Leon: Walker would be a good target, but as Grey said, try to get someone else included. Not a big fan of John Gray.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, Gray’s the issue in that trade

  14. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, J. Garcia
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (A. Wood, Corbin, B. Anderson, Gausman)

    Ugh Grey what am I doing wrong here? I took your advice and started B. Anderson on Monday and Joe Ross last night over all the following options (I also included the final score outputs of each guy we didn’t pick in my points league) … as I’m now down by 40 points in a week where I need to beat the team who is only 2 games behind me in the standings! Maybe those high SON values do matter more than we thought…

    8/10
    Kennedy vs. CIN (15.4) = (12 points)
    B. Anderson (3.6) = (-14 points)

    8/11
    T. Walker vs. BAL (22.6) = (14 points)
    Hellickson vs. PHI (12.9) = (26 points)
    Y. Ventura vs. DET (9.2) = (21 points)
    E. Ramirez vs. ATL (6.9) = (23 points)
    J. Ross @LAN (-6.8) = (-8 points)

    1. Gah of course hindsight is always twenty-twenty but knowing all this should I still start Gausman today like you suggested over the following? I need to make up some ground now after -22 points out of Anderson and Ross…

    8/12
    C. Anderson vs. PHI (7.4)
    R. Iglesias @SD (4.4)
    Gausman @SEA (1.7)
    Nola @ARI (-1.3)
    Heaney @CHW (-4.7)
    Garza @ChC (-14.8)
    Wisler @TB (?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Sorry, that sucks… I’d start Gausman there still, they’re not good matchups

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Blah I might just start Latos tomorrow anyway since it just keeps getting worse in my matchup! Dee Gordon hit a HR against me today and Iwakuma throws a no-hitter while I benched Gausman’s whopping 12 points… now I’m down 73 points…

        General pitching question though:

        ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
        Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

        (4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, J. Garcia
        (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
        Bench: (A. Wood, Corbin, B. Anderson, Latos)

        At this point should I just be streaming two spots? If so, who goes and once again which one or two guys should I throw out there each of the next few days? I know they’re all prety meh but I’m getting desperate … You originally said Ray, Anderson, and Fiers but after what’s transpired this week and with some added names here, do your picks change now?

        8/14
        Teheran vs. ARI (14.2)
        Chavez @BAL (6.4)
        R. Ray @ATL (4.8)

        8/15
        Niese vs. PIT (?)
        McHugh vs. DET (9.3)
        B. Anderson vs. CIN (9.0)
        Peavy vs. WAS (6.7)
        Shoemaker @KC (-12.8)

        8/16
        Fiers vs. DET (17.5)
        R. de la Rosa @ATL (3.8)
        J. Ross @SF (0.1)

        Thanks in advance Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can lose Anderson and Latos (after tomorrow)… Teheran…Niese, Peavy….Fiers, Rubby…These are all pretty bad

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Ha you’re excitement is overwhelming! Well at this point I’ve got nothing to lose and just to clarify… you wouldn’t start Anderson vs. CIN (9.0) this week anymore?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s looked bad, so you can toss Anderson… Him and Peavy are a toss up

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Hmm okay I’ll drop Anderson … so is Robbie Ray @ATL (4.8) a better bet than Peavy or Anderson there? SOrry to be a pain..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Peavy

  15. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Drop Tomas for Ethier?

    Thanks.

  16. What's a Drexl? says:
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    in a 14 team roto with BB’s, K’s, XBH and hits but no ratios tucker or venable as the OF bench guy?

  17. your mom says:
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    SS reyes or crawford ROS? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @your mom: Crawford, depends on needs

  18. Branta says:
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    Not that there’s ever a time to not tell Kay to shut up, but he didn’t call the game last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: All I could hear were moans and Waldman (I watch the games on mute mostly)

  19. chief says:
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    Mr. FML,
    I’m thinking you should’ve flopped Gardner and Pollock in your top 100 rest of season.
    I know I’m petty using the small sample size, but the Pole is flying!!!
    (and if you remember he’s the guy I traded for over Gardner= I’m the best! lol)
    I mean if my memory serves, a very very smart and trustworthy man with a mustache told me to target age 27 players for breakouts, did he not??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chief: He prolly did!

  20. Wilson says:
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    Gyorko… Me toooo…. I will never own him after his terrible performance last year… He sucks…

  21. Wilson says:
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    Start Iwakuma (vs SEA Gasman) or Heston (vs HOU feldman) today? or both ? Thanks

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Punk: Hanley is a below average OF losing SS eligibility… so I like:

      J Fer
      Cole
      Donaldson
      Frazier
      Braun
      Kipnis (for eligibility sake, but I could see an argument for a resurgent Cargo considering you start 4 OF…)

      It’s not a pretty start any way you slice it.

  22. Griff says:
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    Ellsbury is really putting a dent into my stats and no steals since he came off the DL. Any chance he turns it around? Hicks and M. Taylor are available on the wire. Drop Ellsbury for either of those two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Griff: I’d hold Ells, but I’m not a fan either

  23. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Tommy Lust gets no rice, melon balls, or asparagus tips:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Tommy Lust spends 25 minutes in the pantry tonight, checking for ripeness on the cucumbers

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Either that or designing cute outfits for the cauliflowers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “And this broccoli has a Juicy track suit…”

  24. MICHAEL MCCANDLESS says:
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    Grey! Love the write ups….I’m currently in a battle for the #1 overall regualar season spot (3 games out) which guarantees a playoff bye and $500 payout just for regular season. Would you drop russell martin if I also have schwarber to plug into Catcher spot? I’ve tried to trade martin for a blah pitcher but no one is biting. My thoughts are just I can plug Schwarb’s into C and pick up a more valuable bat than martin’s….thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MICHAEL MCCANDLESS: Drop for who? Just a streaming spot? Sure, if you need the room

      • MICHAEL MCCANDLESS says:
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        @Grey:

        khris davis/solarte or yea just a streamer even…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs, you can max other positions, you don’t need a 2nd catcher to max catcher starts

    • Paul C. says:
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      @MICHAEL MCCANDLESS: But holding means you increase your number of games from the C spot, because neither will play every day (Schwarber will come close given that he’s playing OF now). You can keep both and play matchups, have both in the lineup when Toronto is at home and/or against crappy pitching.

  25. Mike

    Mike says:
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    The doctors said I’ll walk again, so I’ve got that going for me. Sure, the 5-foot plummet from the Rocky statue resulted in only minor injuries, but when my ambulance gurney accidentally rolled down the art museum steps it did a lot of damage.

    BTW…pretty sure you went off script at the prevention center when you told me, “Hey bub, you gotta do what you gotta do.” You also said “gotcha” a lot. Oh, and were you eating something on the phone!? C’mon, man!

    • Clint says:
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      @Mike:
      Coulda been worse, Mike. It’s not like Grey asked you if Maikel’s screams ‘sounded anything like that’ before tossing you from the Rocky statue himself..like this?

      https://youtu.be/eSm68IEDDT0

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        lol…that was my car!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: next time call me for suicide prevention. Im glad you’re okay…well I mean your body, at least. Your head is not there to help you through all this. It’s broken with senor franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Sorry to hear about the gurney…It’s funny that Philly has so many steps in front of the art museum… You’d think art as a enticement would be hard enough, but then to add in exercise…

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        very few people know this, but the Latin phrase carved above the museum’s main entrance translates to “no fat chicks”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s also my tattoo right about my waist in the Thug Life area

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I could of sworn that said “No Foie Gras”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t be looking there, thanks!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Ted sent me a selfie and you were getting changed in the background

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, I saw it…Was trying on my culottes

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mike: Ha!

  26. Clint says:
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    Is it time to jettison Pedroia and run w/the combo of DeShields & one of these guys at 2B ROS:

    Brad Miller, Utley, Gyorko, Jace, Scooter, Semien, Forsythe, Asdrubal, or Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Asdrubal, Scooter

  27. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Was out yesterday. Had to take the pooch in for a minor procedure. He’s all good, just having a cyst removed. Poor guy was so groggy yesterday.

    I’m convinced my observing my players alters their performance. For the worse. I can’t prove it, but I’m pretty sure….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Groggy dogs are the best…Don’t give them peanut butter in that state though, they can’t handle the excitement… I sometimes feel that too, I’m actually stopped watching Archer and Cole for that reason

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i bought him a cheeseburger for being a good pup. He didn’t know what to do with himself.

        So I think we’re on to something with this observation theory. I think it’s a branch of quantum mechanics theory, actually.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Actually, it is… It’s the Schrodinger cat thingie

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Yup, that’s the one. The act of observing something changes it’s behavior/outcome. Okay how about you watch my players and I’ll watch yours.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think anyone can watch them…Like that Orioles game during the riots

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I still can’t believe they did that. Shark couldn’t handle the empty stadium and gave like a bazillion runs. Or maybe he just sucks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sadly, I think Shark’s bad watched or unwatched… Maybe we need to blindfold him

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Honestly? There’s a good chance it would have a positive effect on him. Aside from fielding ground balls hit back to him.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      To think, he does that after we learned how to spell his name

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: If it helps, I never learned. I just start with the S on my keyboard and drag my hand right to the semicolon

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Like the Mets closer’s first name…”A cat spelling the name Henry”

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Exactly!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Same!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Good to hear your dog is doing well.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Thanks, Peter. Hope your girl is doing better as well.

    • B. Rabbit says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I thought I was the only way who abided by the rule of not watching ones pitchers pitch because they are sure to perform terribly.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice email!

  28. Wilson says:
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    Pick one or two best starters for each day. Thanks.

    8/13
    Latos vs CIN Sampson $10.8
    Eovaldi vs CLE Bauer $0.1
    Richards vs KC Guthrie -$7.7

    8/14
    Teheran vs ARI Ray $14.2
    Wood vs CIN DeSclafani $11.9
    Chavez vs BAL Jimenez $6.6
    Hughes vs Kluber $5.5

    8/15
    Lackey vs MIA Hand $16.8
    Quintana vs CHC Arrieta $10.7
    McHugh vs DET Verlander $9.3
    B Anderson vs CIN Holmberg $9
    Gio vs SF Peavy $8.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Latos, Eovaldi… Teheran, Wood…Lackey, Quintana…Besides the last two, they’re not good

  29. GROCERY JESUS says:
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    QUICK QUESTION >
    Thinking of keeping Byron Buxton over Yasiel Puig in my Dynasty League, good decision/bad?
    Thankzzzzz

  30. the swinging says:
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    Steven Wright after yesterday’s game was quoted ” Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time”

  31. the swinging says:
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    Buchanan has a bum rap if you ask me.

  32. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Ross or Nelson ros? Thanks!

    • the swinging says:
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      @Jerry: think JB asked the same question on the podcast and I can’t remeber the answer..

    • Lex says:
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      @Jerry: I’d go with Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerry: Tossup…Nelson

  33. the swinging says:
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    Cmon how do you not have the stones to start hellickson vs the phils at home? Y even own him then? What do you only start him when he plays the braves and the wind is blowing in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the swinging: Weekly league with no waiver wire, so drafted him in March…I had better choices

  34. Grant says:
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    Gattis with another triple, he’s a big fat triple machine.

  35. Randy Bobandy says:
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    To be fair to Hutchison, he’s been very good at home and downright awful on the road:

    Home: 2.68 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, .232 BAA in 74.0 IP
    Road: 9.00 ERA, 2.00 WHIP, .372 BAA in 51.0 IP

    That’s the very definition of Jekyll & Hyde.

  36. Five-On-One says:
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    Was set to roll with B Anderson and Tillman this week, then they both get bombed. Blips to be ignored or warning signs? Choices for last three spots in rotation are:

    BAnderson (vCIN, SON $9.0)
    Tillman (vOAK, -$6.5)
    Latos (vCIN $10.8)
    McHugh vDET $9.3)
    Chen (vOAK $7.0)
    Ray (@ATL $4.7)
    Rubby (@ATL $4.8)
    2-start CC (@CLE $6.4, vMIN $11.3)

    CC, Latos and McHugh are SON’s recommendations. I think I prefer Chen over Latos, and CC scares me, but I am a sucker for a 2-starter. Which three do you recommend?

  37. Wilsonian says:
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    FYI, James Russell got the save because of two things:

    1) Rondon threw 40+ pitches on Sunday because he loaded the bases with no outs then proceeded to strike out the side. He wasn’t pitching unless the game went to 16 innings.

    2) There were two lefties up in the 9th for the Brewers. Motte was warming up as insurance if Russell got into trouble.

    I’m a Cubs fan and I love what Maddon is doing. He’s keeping everyone fresh and it seems to be working. I don’t care if it has fantasy implications – dude is a great manager.

  38. royce! says:
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    Hutchison’s had the most extreme Homeschooler season imaginable – 2.68 ERA at home, 9 away. He only has 2 wins away, but, even more amazing, is that with a 9 ERA and 11 games started, he only has 1 loss away. So weird.

  39. Lex says:
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    King Mez smmfh why would dre put this dude all over arguably the most anticipated rap album ever???? I went to check out his music and it was garbage…I liked Warren G’s Regulate G Funk Era Part 2 EP better,it came out the same day I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lex: Ha, exactly!

  40. Chris says:
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    Nelson Cruz last 30 days…

    19 XBH (13 HR, 6 2B)
    17 RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Crazy how hot he gets

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: twenty four of Cruz’s 34 HRs have been solo shots.

        Term for those guys (Cruz, Valbuena, Carters, etc) that are kings of the solo shots?

        How bout ‘Solo Bolo’?

        “Cruz is on that Solo Bolo binge”

        “Valbuena and Carter are solo bolo brothers”

        Thanks Gris

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I like the idea for a term but Bolo?

          • Los Putos says:
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            @Grey: Yea, use it when you got permission slip signed from wife/girlfriend to cruise out with buddies, trips to wherever, etc., w/o significant other.

            “Hey, you cruising to Vegas this weekend? Is the wife going?”

            “Naw, slip is signed, am rolling ‘solo bolo’ this weekend”

            “Half of Valbuenas jacks are solo shots. He rolls ‘solo bolo’ with the HRs.

            But feel free to throw it out for the rest to come up with a better term, no worries.

            Thanks

            (and i apologize to @Chris for high jacking the thread)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I still don’t know what a bolo is…

  41. Joe says:
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    I need 1B or OF help. Another team has Encarnacion, Cain, Pence, Heyward, Cespedes, and Calhoun.

    Who should I target and what SP should I offer in return?

    5×5, 12-team, h2h, non keeper.

    My 1B/OF situation: 1B – Bautista; OF – Puig, D.Brown, K.Davis; Util – Eaton, Bench – Ellsbury
    SP: SP – Strasburg, Kluber, Richards, Carrasco, Shields, Salazar, Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Cain, Heyward for Stras and Shields? And stream SP?

  42. Funscombe says:
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    Hey Razzballers…been busy, haven’t had time to keep up on the blog. Apologies if this has been made clear already!

    Is it time to dump Pederson? I gave up Arrieta for him earlier in the season and am pretty over the disappointment.

    I’m not really sure who I’d pick up. It’d have to be someone with outfield eligibility…Ryan Zimmerman and Soler are both available.

    It is a keep 8 league but I have plenty of players in the conversation I’d place way before him. I’m also 100% sure no one else will bother trying to pick him up with how abysmal he’s been. We count batting strikeouts as well, further driving down his value.

    Thanks in advance guys…good luck to all :)

  43. Eric says:
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    Marte and A Wilson vs Granderson and Perkins ROS?

  44. CDouglas says:
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    So, you think Smyly will come back looking anything like he did when left?
    how would you rank these guys rest of season upon their returns: Smyly, Matz, Pineda?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @CDouglas: Nope. I doubt Smyly even pitches. Matz then Pineda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CDouglas: I’d rank them however they came back…If Smyly’s back first, he’s number one…I don’t trust any of them at this point

  45. Grey, who you liking more ROS, Brandon Belt or Gregory Polanco? Thanks!

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    There are two main reasons that Russell got the save last night:

    1) Rondon threw 40+ pitches on Sunday as he loaded the bases with no outs and then proceeded to strike out the side. He wasn’t throwing the ball yesterday unless it went into 16 innings.

    2) There were two lefties up for the Brewers in the 9th and Motte was getting ready as insurance in case Russell got into trouble.

    I know it isn’t good for fantasy purposes, but I really like what Maddon is doing. He’s keeping the ‘pen fresh. You can’t deny that the dude is a great manager, strange as some of his tactics may be.

  47. FrankGrimes says:
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    Mmm…chicken fingers

  48. Wilsonian says:
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    There are two main reasons that Russell got the save last night:

    1) Rondon threw 40+ pitches on Sunday as he loaded the bases with no outs and then proceeded to strike out the side. He wasn’t throwing the ball yesterday unless it went into 16 innings.

    2) There were two lefties up for the Brewers in the 9th and Motte was getting ready as insurance in case Russell got into trouble.

    I know it isn’t good for fantasy purposes, but I really like what Maddon is doing. He’s keeping the ‘pen fresh. You can’t deny that the dude is a great manager, strange as some of his tactics may be.

    ***Sorry for the double/triple post if it finally shows up. I’ve been trying to post this for awhile – but using the new browser in Windows 10 on my work computer doesn’t want to cooperate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yeah, playing matchups is the smartest thing to do and worst for fantasy

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Wilsonian: nobody’s ever called maddon stupid. it’s not he’s a host of other managers (mattingly, christmas, whoever runs TEX, MIL etc)

  49. Hamist02 says:
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    Would you start Heston today v. the Astros? Been great at home, but his last two starts have been garbage.

    Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Hamist02: Absolutely.

  50. Zeus says:
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    Greinke Kershaw are NBA Jams Mourning and Larry Johnson good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Alexander Mogilny and anyone from 94 Sega Hockey!

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: Pavel was really good too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t sleep on Yzerman

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for Sega

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bitch be like Par Djoos yo ass

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wasn’t till around 95 that SNES finally made better sports games than sega did. NHL’s 93 and 94 were better on sega.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never played any video game but 94 Sega hockey after 94 Sega hockey

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Zeus: I hate the Utah Jazz, but it’s hard to beat the Malone/Stockton combo in NBA Jams.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Zeus: Give me Mitch Richmond and the scrub he was partnered up with all day every day.

  51. jojo says:
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    Need Pitching for Wins and Ks…

    Betts for Carrasco?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Works for me

  52. Jack says:
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    Cesar losing PT. Stick with him, or go with Asdrubal, Semien, Lindor, or Jose Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  53. Robbie Mack says:
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    I’ll be sending in daiquiris today for all the help this year.

    Trade to consider:

    Guy offered me: Johnny Cueto, Matt Kemp, & Josh Reddick (I can replace either Kemp or Reddick with Belt or Choo if I want to.)

    I’d be giving up: Jake Odorizzi & Carlos Gonzalez.. OF would be the two I bring in, Marte, Yelich, Melky, & Khris Davis.

    • Robbie Mack says:
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      @Robbie Mack:

      As a note, I’m in a 12 team H2H league, basic points structure. We have 31 people on our rosters.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Robbie Mack: no, unless you ABSOLUTELY need Cueto.

  54. JP says:
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    Grey-This may be the most uninspiring question you answer today. 6×6 Roto R, HR, RBI, AVG, SB, and OBP. I am trying to maintain AVG and OBP and am thinking of dumping Zunino for G Soto for the ROS. Soto best available free agent in my 2 C league 13 team AL only league. What say you? Thank You.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is one boring question! I’d stick with Zunino, and I own and know how awful he’s been

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: My apologies. Hope that only wasted about 3 seconds of your day. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @JP: zunino actually gets consistent playing time.

  55. Gus says:
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    I’m getting kind of tired of Cody Allen’s shenAllenigans. Should I drop him for Carson Smith or maybe Clippard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gus: Hold

  56. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    I know this is way early but it pertains to a trade I’m working on before the deadline.

    We keep three, one 25 or under at the start of next season and two over 25.

    My potential keepers are: Arenado, Rizzo, Correa, Kershaw, and Betts.

    I’m leaning towards Arenado, Rizzo and Correa and using Betts in a trade this year. Do you rubber stamp those keepers? If not, who would you keep?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like who you’re keeping

  57. Corey says:
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    In your opinion, is Stanton coming back this season?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: i am Stanton owner as well.
        Keeper league , so I am not going to sell him.

        About when do you think him back? Grey, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mid-Sept, maybe… I said to sell in non-keepers 6 weeks ago… I don’t have high hopes for this year

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Mid-September? Puta Merda! I’m losing a hold on a playoff seed in my keeper league and sadly counting on him helping me out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m just guessing, maybe not at all, maybe next week

  58. Jack says:
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    Avisail, K. Davis, Piscotty, Valencia, Markakis, or Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Avisail

  59. Chris says:
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    been stashing David wright in my 10 team h2h keeper. I’m in a comfortable spot for playoffs but my hitting worries me. i have beltre as my 3b right now. picked up duffy as a stop gap until kipnis is back.

    i understand that you cannot predict the future but ROS (with playoffs in mind) who is the best 3b option? Duffy, Beltre or Wright? i feel like the obvious answer is beltre but he is yawnstipating at best and idk if his thumb is still acting up

  60. jack says:
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    great info as usual
    would you drop moustakas for valencia in an al only 10 team h2h?
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  61. PED Inc. says:
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    ROS H2H points league who’s your horse?
    Belt
    Beltre
    Peralta
    Polanco
    Rendon

    Thanks buddy

  62. Grey — In holds league who are your top two choices between Grimm, Storen, Hoover, Will Smith, Jeffress, and Cedeño? I wouldn’t turn down a rogue save or two, and who doesn’t like strikeouts? But my main concerns are getting holds and helping with rations?

    Am I guessing correctly that it’s Grimm followed by Hoover?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Yeah, Grimm, Hoover

      • @Grey: I just realized I said I wanted help with “rations,” whatever that means.

        I’m hungry! Where’s my rations? They ain’t never enough for a man my size! Heh heh.

        Anyway, thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This is a fantasy concentration camp now

  63. gobiggreen says:
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    need some help squeezing out some SBs first and foremost, but will take the better overall performing coming up.

    Solarte or Odubel to fill in my 2b in the upcoming week?

  64. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey –

    The owner in my keeper league is at it again. Offering CarGo, Betts, Kipnis (who I do not like) for Tulo and Polanco.

    Current possible keepers: Tulo, Rizzo, Encarnacion, Cespedes, Polanco, Sano, Blackmon, Upton, Soler

    Worth it for a red hot CarGo and Betts keeper appeal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo side is decent

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I am just a bit hesitant due to my being a Pirates fan and wanting Polanco to be a star, my dislike for Kipnis, and the fact that my team is playing pretty well.

        Where do you see Tulo, CarGo, and Betts in the overall keeper hierarchy for next season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t do it if you like Polanco, I do like him a lot… Betts, Tulo, CarGo

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, Grey! I may try to gauge his interest in Tulo for Betts + CarGo.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would be sweet

              • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                @Grey: He accepted my offer of Tulo and Rusney for Betts and Cargo.

                I was going to drop Rusney any how, so I’m pleased with how it turned out.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

                  • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                    @Grey: Currently trying to acquire Kang from another cellar dwelling team for a prospect…Thanks again!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  65. ashtray says:
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    I traded Carlos Correa and Jake Arrieta for Miggy just a couple of days before he was injured. Not sure I’ve had a worse trade in my history of playing fantasy. Please let him be healthy soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  66. Biz says:
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    Is Dickey too risky… the drop would be Heston. Want to wait and see how he does today after two stinkers. Fighting over W,ERA, and WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Heston at home than Dickey anywhere

      • Biz says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. Domenic Decocco says:
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    I have Salazar, Michael “Dirty Ape” Heston and Michael “Wokka Wokka” Wacha all going tonight? Am I crazy?

    • Domenic Decocco says:
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      @Domenic Decocco: CHRIS heston… maybe I am crazy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chris Heston, don’t think so

  68. RY says:
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    Great piece. Thanks for the work. I need your help with something. Thanks in advance.

    16 Team Dynasty keeper league. Keep 6. I am in 3rd place and game out of out of 1st. I need a SS bad right now. I have a trade offer that is giving me a very tough time.

    Haper for Correa, Peralta and a 7th.

    I own Harper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • RY says:
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        @Grey: Hold onto Harper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s the best player in the deal

          • RY says:
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            @Grey: just got another offer for harper, and it was Cutch, Bum and lindor. What do you think?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t trade away a top 5 dynasty player

  69. Five-On-One says:
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    McGee or Rondon (Bruce), if speculating on Saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  70. PED Inc. says:
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    Trade offer on the table H2H points
    I give Wacha, Adam Jones, Joe Ross

    I receive Scherzer, Grichuk

    I don’t have a good feeling about Wacha’s workload in September once the Cards bring up all their bullpen arms to save innings for him and Martinez, especially if they keep the solid lead in the division.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

  71. Johnny says:
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    Better chance for W today?

    Shields home vs Reds (Iglesias)
    Heston home vs Astros (Feldman)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  72. Strolg says:
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    Is the seven-hole considered the traech?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love when you talk sexy

  73. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Yo Grey! Was just offered Betts, Springer and Sonny Gray for my Giancarlo. Trying to solidify my team so I can hold onto 1st for ROS. (15 team, keep 5 forever)

    Would you make that deal? Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d want Stanton

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        Yeah me too. SO hard to even think about parting with my boy.

        Roughly, where do you think Betts and Springer will fall in the top 100 rankings for 2016?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Betts –25ish, Springer — 15-20ish

          • LittleJoeyCora says:
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            Ok cool. Thanks again Grey!

            BTW just curious, you ever work on TV stuff or you mostly film/screenplays?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, both

  74. Fungazi says:
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    Can we find some man-sized milk cartons to put Goldsmitty’s pic on in case someone’s seen him this month??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, we’re lambasting Goldy now?

  75. kratos says:
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    Chase too risky @ home vs. Nola today? 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty risky, yeah

  76. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) Would you start Nola (@ Ari) and Heaney (@ CWS) today in 10-team mixed leagues? I figure you’d say no on Nola but I need wins bad.

    2) Are J Ross, Nola and Heaney good holds in 10-team mixed dynasty leagues (for 2016/beyond)?

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Neither, find better SP matchups 2) Meh, prolly not, but no idea of your waivers

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: Against the advising of FML, I started Nola, 2 ER’s in the first inning, scared I might have a roofie in progress! Oh what I get for going against Grey’s better judgement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I warned you!

          • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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            @Grey: holding breath…. through 4 innings and has remained at 2 ER’s……..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh yeah!

            • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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              @Gray’s Sports Almanac: Well, at least I scored the Conshellation Prize!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s something!

  77. henncoop says:
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    Looking to beef up my team for a playoff push, in a 10 team H2H league that includes OBP & Ks as well as the usual categories. I have one open slot with several nice players out there plus some potential drops if it would improve my situation with JFer to the DL.
    1. Players available: Peralta, Khris, M Taylor, Dom Brown, Choo, R Zimmerman, Paulson, Avisail, Trumbo, Rusney, or Headley,
    Potential Drops are Hicks Yelich, Segura or Desmond (bit of a homer –hard time letting go of Segura when I picked up Desmond)

    2. SP options are less plentiful with Lorenzen, Corbin, Rubby, Cingrani or Nola as options with Fiers or J Ross being the drops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Desmond for Peralta, Davis, unless you need a SS, then hold Desmond… 2. Meh, they’re streamers

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for your great work …much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Sorry I missed that Polanco is also an option…any better then Davis or Peralta??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Davis if you need SBs

  78. Jon says:
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    How would you rank Correa, Bogaerts, and Arenado in a 5×5 keep forever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Correa

  79. Zeus says:
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    By the way Grey I’ve had funkdoobiest in my head for a week or so. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That song’s first lyrics are my go-to “freestyle” bc no one knows it and everyone be like, “Damn, Grey’s freestyling!”

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: That’s made me laugh. I have a go-to that impresses the friends when we’ve had a couple drinks, and they still haven’t noticed it’s the same jam. Paris’ “One Time Fo’ Your Mind”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I used to do Ice Cube’s Nappy Dugout, but they caught on…. I’ve “freestyled” Funkdoobiest in bars to impressed girls for ten years…No one has ever called me out before…

          • Zeus says:
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            @Grey: hadn’t heard it in at least 15 years but recognized it immediately. It’s obscure enough to do for chicks at a bar. Wonder if my 37 year old self can pull it off

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Great throw back! Remember, you can’t do any chorus and you can’t say you’re anyone else…So if he says My Name Is D-Nice, that’s not good to say

                • Zeus says:
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                  @Grey: check it, now I’m first with the verse so put it reverse. Lyrics aren’t even on rap genius so I’m probably good.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    They’re not on Genius? How is that possible? That’s the greatest diss in disstory!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Please try! You can do it at any bar in the country, but LA does work best

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: [email protected]Grey: Old Ice Cube songs are always a good call. A lot of people just know “Today Was a Good Day”, or, “Friday” and call it done. I’ve pulled off “The N!&&a You Love To Hate”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN2D9yct2tY, twice. Cause of the audiences, needed to substitute “brotha” instead of…you know, but it was one my proudest moments. In those instances, being a fat kid playing Sega in my room, listening to rap and imitating “In Living Color” characters paid off.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sometimes I rhyme Me So Horny lyrics while walking Ted, emphasizing “I’m a dog in heat” and my white neighbors think I’m crazy…Well, maybe I am…

              • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                @Grey: Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, I’m completely convinced no one “freestyles”… They’ve all practiced that shizz

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t buy it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Also, this guy’s voice is terrible

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: I hate his voice and don’t buy it either, but RA likes him!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Because RA doesn’t like Kendrick, is that why you don’t? Be for real

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Haha no just because i’m stubborn. For all I know RA loves Kendrick

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mmm-hmm

  80. Biz says:
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    Thoughts on Niese ROS? He’s been decent, and I’m looking at the NL East schedule facing lots of the Marlins, Phillies, and Braves..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid streamer

  81. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Who gets the start tonight?

    A. Garcia vs. Heaney in Chicago
    J. Ellsbury vs. Salazar in Cleveland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  82. Tom says:
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    Hello Grey,

    In my league we have the following stats as cats and roster spots. We can keep 10 forever, 12 team league. Who would you keep out of these guys? Not a deep bench:

    Roster Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, P, P, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Singles (1B), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB), Fielding Percentage (FPCT), Batting Average (AVG)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Innings Pitched (IP), Wins (W), Losses (L), Complete Games (CG), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)

    Rizzo, Bryant, Correa, Cutch, Joc, Schwarber, Xander, Rendon, Betts, Buxton, Syndergaard, D. Salazar, Rodon, G. Polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you asking this now? Prolly not Polanco, Xander, Salazar, Rodon

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey:

        Trade deadline is next week and I need to make some moves. Also, a few of those guys are on the wire. Wasn’t sure if I should pick them up or not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, well, those are the 4 I’d likely not keep, but it’s way too early to know

  83. The Talent Show says:
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    Grichuk vs peralta ros? h2h 5×5 weekly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  84. Jimmy Hoffa says:
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    Segura or Lindor ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  85. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Where are you thinking “Just Dong” Martinez and A.J. Pollock are ranked overall next year? Also, why do really large ladies insist on wearing stretchy pants? I just don’t get it. It’s not good for anyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My aunt used to be fat and I asked her that…She said it was easily to hide “stuff”…. Pollock, JD top 30-ish

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Hide what? It’s all out there man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not sure, but she’s lost 120 lbs and went to jail (unrelated), so I have no one to ask anymore

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Sigh.

  86. Matty says:
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    In a 10 team h2h keep-7 with ops who do you prefer going forward between Grichuk and Joc?
    Joc feels like a lot of upside but hasn’t been impressive after that hot start. Grichuk also feels like lots of upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  87. Jaymz says:
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    Thanks Grey – is Peraza droppable in 10- team dynasties or hold? I love me some SAGNOF at MI but Yahoo says he is for NL only leagues this year so I’m unsure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Droppable

  88. JB Gonzo says:
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    H2H 6X6 with OBP not AVG and Doubles+Triples as last Batting Cat; QS not Ws and IP/GS as last P cat;

    Give Votto

    Get Archer + Zobrist or Grandal (Sal Perez and Hanley injury replacements)

    Have Duda and Belt to plug into 1B and this would add to my rotation of Kluber, Keuchel, Hammel, Thor, Wood, Latos & ERod

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jungle Bros? I’d take Archer and Zobrist

      • JB Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: You know it! Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. Josh says:
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    Rank ROS
    Estrada Jungman Berrios Bassitt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers…Bassitt, Estrada

  90. Scott says:
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    What? No blurb on Trayce?

  91. Scott says:
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    Not many people know this, but Ketel Marte’s nickname is “Bells”

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Scott: makes as much sense as a guy named ketel

  92. Scott says:
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    I don’t understand how Lindor compares to all those Yankees in his blurb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same extra inning game

  93. Slimbo says:
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    What’s up buddy….

    Got offered my Reyes for Braun in a keeper

    Do I pull the trigger? Could grab Peralta, duffy, alcides Escobar or andrus since Reyes was my only ss

    Here’s my team

    Schwarber, abreu, Dozier, Rendon, Reyes, fielder, Bautista, marte, Davis, Brantley, Cano, Frazier, yelich, grandal, Peralta, Betts

    Scherzer, kluber, bumgarner, Zimmermann, martinez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun, grab Alcides, though depends on needs on who you grab

  94. SpecialFNK says:
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    rank the top 3 2B between these guys for rest of the season in HR and/or RBI.
    Utley, Gennett, Lawrie, Gyorko, BMiller, Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Scooter, Lawrie

  95. phenomenot says:
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    correlation between Crush’s recent surge, and magnificent moustache?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Absolutely correlated!

      • phenomenot says:
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        @Grey: Thought so…

        Buy – any new moustache
        Sell – any new dad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perfect!

      • phenomenot says:
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        @Grey: I just had a great idea – performance enhancing mustache wax

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can be your athlete endorser!

  96. J-FOH says:
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    i cant stop watching “the Donovans”, it so damn good. Are you in the same boat as i am?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m divorcing Cougs and moving to Conn. and Nick’s wife is gonna support us both…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: HA! He is so like me, my truck is in babys mamas name, she has WAY better credit, and sometimes I choose to do about 2 hours of actual work a week. Maybe I was that doctor at that christmas party

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I feel like if I had to say what Razzball’s demographic was, that’s it

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: thats why magoo and i get along so well

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just put Nick’s family roast in tomorrow’s roundup in case anyone missed the glorious-ness that it is

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Im sending it to everyone I know

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: @J-FOH: Haha, you’s guys! Did you go back and watch the Part 1 also? My mom was suprisingly very funny all night.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nah, I’m only going back for part 1 to see the cousin with the big knockers!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Haha you never do see those 34 double G’s, she didnt roast, was sitting 1st row!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Could you snapchat me some pics?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: She’s a big girl….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      More cushion!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: tell me you liked the dumb and dumber joke about the gay guys and a feltcher

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love, love, loved the Slim Jim skin joke

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I want to see the knockers too. Nick text me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Snapchat us, Nick!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Ahh how does Snapchats work?! Theres Facebook pics…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I have no idea either

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: I’ll have Nick text them to me and I’ll forward to you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I await wonderful

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s glorious!

  97. Carter says:
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    Would you trade Harvey and Carrasco for Sale and Tanaka?

    In anticipation of Harvey getting shut down/less starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I wouldn’t

      • Carter says:
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        @Grey: Maybe I asked the question wrong….Would your manstache do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I said I wouldn’t do it

  98. ebudz says:
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    Ugh this just isn’t my week … of course games locked and I didn’t have Gausman starting in time !? WTF… I’m an idiot …

    Well already dropped him for Latos since SON likes his start tomorrow… is he the best option for tomorrow or should I just not start anyone tomorrow?

    Latos vs. CIN (10.8)
    E. Santana vs. TEX (-2.0)
    Vogelsong vs. WAS (-2.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s happened to me more than I want to remember… Don’t start anyone

  99. Happyharry says:
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    Grey, II’m still struggling with this one-Who to drop when Mookie is activated, Eaton, Polanco or Parra? Also, would you drop Aybar for Asdrubel ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra…Yes, Adrubal

  100. jaw says:
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    drop valbuena for any of peraza, sandoval, saladino, solarte, pedro alvarez, asdrubal, semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Saladino for steals, Solarte for series in Coors

  101. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    jesus, bad day for every pitcher that either looked like a good stream or had any doubt about, c.anderson/nola/e-rod/iglesias (he at least has been good for 2 str innings). maybe weird memory here, but i thought usually day games were good for pitchers (SP anyway), since they’d be on same rest and pretty much all starting hitters are on at least 3 or more hours less rest. It does certainly seem that offense is lower in day games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston’s been okay, though now I’m jinxing him prolly

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i didn’t mention heston. worst part is all of these guys are playing crap hitting teams and/or are in good pitcher’s parks SD, CIN on road in SD, MIA, PHI)

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: gausman too, bad offense, bad hitter park, getting lots of XBH against. in most of these leagues these weren’t just “let’s get an easy start here” type starts, c.anderson/nola are BETTER than the starters in free agency, doesn’t bode well for future of season. Iglesias/gausman were more str up streams or deeper league (16 and up) plays.

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: oh, i guess you mentioned Heston since he might be a streamer in RCL’s. I’m not in any leagues where (3 or 4 times 12 = 36 for RCL owned SP at any time) that few SP are owned. Heston is either always owned or at most has been owned by 3 teams total (and never sits in free agency long) in every league i’m in, including 12 teamers. Most of those streams/owned are for 14 and ups, some with deep benches and lots of SP hoarding. Iglesias has now completely ruled himself out of the whine territory of course.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            None of those were easy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: worst part was changing course on picking e-rod over iglesias when i already had iglesias slotted in this morning. ughhh.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch, that hurts

  102. SpecialFNK says:
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    give- Joe Ross.
    get- Avisail Garcia

    looking for help in HR/RBI. should I take Garcia or aim higher with Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  103. McNulty says:
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    in anticipation of Miggy coming back, I need to bench 2 of the following next week

    Heyward, Grichuk, Gomez, Calhoun, Soler

    6×6 OPS

    (I realize I didn’t give the matchups, but in a vacuum who do you like least out of them)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Gomez

  104. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    IWAKUMA! One out away!

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: so THAT’s why i held onto him after i took over that dynasty team in a 14 team league where i stream 2 guys per day since there’s often that many good streams, with only 5 or 6 SP owned per team.

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Mordacious Levator: did anybody else realize that all those no hitters since 2012 are NL ONLY ones! not me.

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Mordacious Levator: also, in a money league some twit benched him against me. hahahahaha.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice, I was at the doctor, but was there in spirit

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Grey: You alright, or, just checking on the follicles surrounding your stache? You got me worried.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Merely a flesh wound!

            • Peter Nincompoop says:
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              @Grey: Good to hear! I got enough shizz going on right now, don’t need my BFFOTI (I guess I’m calling you that now) on the slide. Rest up!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’m your side dish?

                • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                  @Grey: Never.

  105. greg says:
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    Yo Grey…..glad to hear Miggy is coming back….same day Yellich and Franco got hurt. But….could my luck be changing? They were both deemed okay, and not going on the DL. Crossing fingers.

    On two other injured players:

    1) Jose Fernandez. You know, he just MIGHT pitch again this year. But do you think it’s unlikely Miami will let him, and shut him down? Biceps soreness isn’t serious after all…

    2) Any word on George Springer? I mean….I’ve heard NO updates….none.

    3) Looks like Michael Taylor will keep his job….any chance he pulls his average up ROS? His other stats are so tempting, but a .240 average..well….(I got Betts, Yellich, Eaton, Hicks….maybe I don’t need him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Shut down 2) Not that I’ve heard 3) Not likely

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @greg: go ahead and look at how he has the EXACT same injury as walden had, and walden went from 5ish weeks, to 1 week in it being changed to 10 weeks (which would’ve had him back just around all star break) to that being b.s.’d (STL, so of course) all the way through about 1.5 weeks ago when he was taken off rehab assignment, which he just now went back on. It was ruled one of each, and later both, of, “bicep soreness”, and “shoulder fatigue”.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @greg: i heard something about how springer was progessing slower than hoped for about a week ago, it wasn’t deemed a “setback”.

  106. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey being offered Shields/Elsbury for my Kipnis, what u think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  107. AlcidesNuts says:
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    Would you drop J-Fer in non-keeper leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. Dub. says:
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    Glad you like Polanco…traded for him in a keeper league a few weeks back and has been money lately….
    Quick question…16 tm h2h
    Should I trade ARussell (6years)for Agonz (2 years) or CSeager (6 years) for Donaldson (2 years). I need a DH. I currently have Castellanos. :/or should I deal for both and worry about SS next year?
    I have Edwin at 1B (2 years) & Machado at 3B (3 years).

    Thanks!!!! I’m four games out of first in my division and need hitters!

    • Grey

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      Deal for both? There’s three guys there… I’d take Donaldson, Seager or A-Gon

      • Dub. says:
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        @Grey:
        Well I can either deal Seager for Donaldson
        Or
        I can deal Russell for Agonz.

        I want to deal for both as they are 2 offers to 2 different managers but I don’t have room for both since I have Machado and Edwin already.

        • Grey

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          Oh, I see… Read it wrong… I’d take Donaldson

  109. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H redraft with saves+holds.

    I’ve been offered Wade Davis for my Dee Gordon.

    My other 2B is Odor. I’ve gotten enough SBs from Bryant, Upton and Trout and Gordon’s overall production has slowed down.

    My relievers are Osuna, Machi, Soria, Rondon and I’m holding Pomeranz and Fernando Rodriguez for now with Capps on the DL.

    In addition to Wade Davis I could also ask for his Odubel, Neil Walker, Britton, Clippard.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

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      Meh, you should get more, maybe with Britton

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Now he wants my C. Davis/Grichuk for his Archer/Plouffe.

        Davis is my only 1B.

        And NOW he’s offering Archer, Plouffe and Britton for Davis/Gordon.

        Pretty meh still.

        Other players of his I’d want that he might give up: Kang, Hosmer

  110. Jerry says:
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    Grey, would you go Estrada or Nelson ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  111. Josh Freeman says:
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    Drop N.Walker for Solarte ros? Pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. bigwormsherm says:
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    Arrieta & Longoria for Donaldson

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson, it’s fair, depends on needs

  113. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Cole not at his best, but a ridiculous amount of bad luck. Way better than his line.

    • Grey

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      Agreed, defense looked atrocious

  114. the great knoche says:
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    Rizzo Catch was amazing….again these guys know we only care about offense right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Someone tell em!

  115. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    @Grey: I don’t know what game the official scorer was watching on the Molina “triple”. Single, E-9 if ever there was one.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I saw…Ridiculous

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: GD it, that’s two b.s. total bases, and he stole later, against me in money league.

  116. The JoGarza says:
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    For general production in a 12-team OBP, whom do you like most?

    Hicks
    Solarte
    Rusney
    AssCab
    Jose Ramirez

  117. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    with SD in COL soon (but 2 of them are Lefties,so venable will be out of two of them). With Franco/E5/Marte all short term injured i need a bat or two for next few days in 14 teamer. I can first off drop c.anderson (he’s 11th SP, and i have smyly/matz/berrios stashed in DL/NA slots) and have 3 moves more left on week. I’m losing steals due to molina, and only have rusney/bogaerts/burns for steals without marte. OBP over AVG and total bases and hits also, all hitting categories are close. badly behind in pitching ratios also. options are
    m.taylor/solarte (in COL)/saladino/a-jax/lindor/paulsen. taylor plays 4 games to the others’ 3, .solarte isn’t good at lefties from player page, and gets 2 of them. a-jax is @ BOS for 3 games but gets worst SB success vs those pitchers. I also could drop soler (have stuck with him all year, even dropped heyward rather than him when heyward was still bad) for 2 of those guys. paulsen gets 4 games as well, with all of them being righties, so he’ll start i’m sure at least 3 of them.
    1. drop c.anderson for which of them alone
    or
    2. drop anderson and soler for 2 of them.

  118. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Avasil or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

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