Alec Mills (9 IP, 0 ER, 3 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.93) threw a no hitter for everyone who is like, “I hit 66 on the speed gun, ya think I can be a major league pitcher?” Alec Mills threw a no hitter for everyone who ever said to themselves, “I look kinda like a landscaper for a Target parking lot, but am unemployed. Maybe I can pitch in the bigs.” Alec Mills threw a no hitter for everyone who once said, “I’d make a pretty mediocre minor leaguer, but am already on the 40, and the Cubs haven’t promoted a prospect in five years, so maybe I can pitch for the Cubs all year.” Alec Mills threw a no hitter for the one guy who woke yesterday and said, “I’m going to have the best day of my life today,” but not the person who said that, and thought eating a whole bowl of nacho cheese was their best day ever. Alec Mills, while not a great major league pitcher, like that man who ate the whole bowl of nacho cheese, had himself a great day. Going forward for him, I’d use the Streamonator, so that’s a pass. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Anthony Rizzo – 0-for-6, 4 Ks, hitting .205, including one 0-fer against Orlando Arcia, who was up there throwing 45 MPH to make Alec Mills’s 66 MPH junk look fast. 0-for-Sixes to the Izzo makes me want to vomit and drop him to waivers.

Dean Kremer – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.64 vs. Jordan Montgomery – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.76. Dean vs. Jordan was a Worthy matchup and not much McAdoo about nothing. Going forward for all pitchers at this point I’m only worried about what Streamonator thinks about anyone.

John Means – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.63 vs. J.A. Happ – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.96. This matchup was billed as J.A./Means Just Apricot. Natural sugars are really where it’s at, tee bee aitch. Also, Happ has a better ERA than Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg, so enjoy that little nugget of mind poison.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .251. I’d love nothing more to stick my head out a window and scream Renato’s a hot schmotato, but my window’s closed and dude has not done much recently.

Daulton Jefferies – 2 IP, 5 ER as he was called on Saturday to make his 1st major league start. Jefferies has appeared in three straight prospects to stash lists by Sir Itch-a-Lot. Itcher Brooski (legal name) said previously, “(Daulton’s) got plus command of a solid three-pitch repertoire featuring a plus changeup. I think he could be good right away and visibly better than the modest expectations associated with his prospect pedigree, and Grey’s pedigree is dumb.” Okay, not cool. I wouldn’t mess with Jefferies this year.

Matt Chapman – Hit the IL, and needs season-ending hip surgery. How long does it take to recover from that? Not joking, seriously asking. Hello, anyone? This speech-to-text feature works fine, but Ask Jeeves sucks. Okay, after an old-fashioned googling, Chapman might miss a few weeks of next season. A few years back, Buster Posey had a similar surgery and was out late-August to Opening Day.

Vimael Machin – Was called up to start at 3rd base in place of Chapman. I used to have an acupuncturist I called Ma Chin, I wonder if they’re related. What a lovely lady who I briefly considered having an affair with but she was 107 years old. Any hoo! His minor league stats are egregious and I’m passing. Unlike Ma Chin, who I made a pass.

Jake Lamb – Signed by the A’s to play 3rd after hearing my Ma Chin story and decided they wanted to move on quickly.

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .277, as he played 3rd base while the A’s distance themselves from my Ma Chin story.

Frankie Montas – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.86. I saw Montas’s line vs. the Rangers and I was like who could’ve possibly hit him, then I saw and I was just as confused.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his third homer in three games. When he gets hot, Odor gets funky. Also, I’d pick him up.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.40. Way past this point, but imagine the White Sox (or any contender) traded for Lynn, they’d be immediate World Series contenders.

Cristian Javier – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.22 as he entered in relief. Dusty forgetting Javier’s supposed to be a two-start starter this week is either classic Dusty (rooting for this one) or Javier had a throw day in the middle of a game.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. Mookie Best!

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games. How many Pollocks does it take to hit ten homers? One, apparently.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and, yo, where’s Gavin Lux? Anyone see him? Can we get some coordinates?

Johnny Cueto – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.78. Alex Dickerson had a false positive for Covid and the Padres/Giants didn’t play Friday and Saturday. Ya know what’s crazy? I said the MLB should figure out better testing in July when they were getting false positives during Summer Camp, and here we are with two weeks left of the season and Manfred is still farting into his hand and smelling it. Very cool stuff.

Kevin Gausman – Hit the IL with elbow tightness. It’s weird to only play six weeks, then have guys start shutting it down for the season, but there’s nothing normal about this season. These last two weeks are going to be an absolute adventure trying to find arms for your fantasy teams.

Wil Myers – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .296. If he wants that MVP, he better step up his game, Adam Duvall is running away with it. All totally normal stuff.

Ian Anderson – 7 IP, 0 ER 1 hit, 3 walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.64. Where does the line start to draft Anderson in 2021? Back behind the line to draft Paddack in 2020? Are you being sarcastic? That ain’t cool.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 10th homer in the last 14 games. I can’t be any more furious at Adam Duvall. He could’ve wished for the end of Covid, but instead wished to hit lots of homers. Way to care about humankind, jerko.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Next year there should be absolutely no discount on Albies. He’s so talented and this year was just a goof. Will there still be a discount? I think so. Cha-ching.

Max Scherzer – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.04. The Washington Baseball Team is a mess this year, but it might be the best thing to happen for Corbin, Scherzer and Strasburg. Limit their innings, let them get healthy for next year.

Spencer Howard – Hit the IL with shoulder stiffness. Sounds like someone needs muscle relaxers and a shot of vermouth. Howard’s done until next year. Move on, not-so-young man, move on.

J.T. Realmuto – Will undergo an MRI on Monday, and hide the results if they’re bad because homeboy’s trying to make some duckets in the offseason free agent market.

Sixto Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69. When I watch Sixto pitching, I blow kisses at the TV, is that weird? Okay, what if it’s normal and you’re weird?

Braxton Garrett – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in his major league debut. They’ve greenlit a Facts of Life remake with Mrs. Garrett being played by Toni Braxton?! *intern whispers in my ear* I see. Well, that’s disappointing. So, this why the Marlins keep trading away all their great pitching prospects. They have like five of them waiting in the wings. For Braxton Garrett info there’s Prospect Itch’s Miami Marlins fantasy prospects. For this year, I don’t think we see him again, nor would I trust him.

Brad Keller – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.06. Brad Keller’s going to get Cy Young votes and I will now cackle like a madman for the next twenty minutes. *Cackles for five seconds* Meh, got bored of that.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .333. Now has multiple hits in his three games since returning from his eye issue. After about a month, the optometrist told him his eyes were 20/20, and he was like, “No, any year but 2020!”

Hunter Dozier – 3-for-3, 3 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .261. Sonavabench! Don’t even ask why I had him benched, because, honestly, I have no idea. I think I was trying to max all those stupid alluring 7-inning doubleheaders even though hitters only get like an extra two at-bats, assuming they’re not benched for one of the games. What a rip!

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at…Guess. This was one good start, right? Okay, what if I told you his ERA is 2.92, and better than Zac Gallen? Would that move your proverbial needle?

Brian Goodwin – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Then replacing him was Aristides Aquino, who hit his 1st homer. Let the GGOATOAT roam!

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .211. The average is gonna be a woof from me, dawg, but five straight games of two hits and he’s hitting .250 and doing exactly what you hoped from him, so easy on the woofing.

Sonny Gray – Hit the IL with a mid-back strain. Well, that explains why he was so bad in his last two starts. Now I’d like an explanation why he made those starts and didn’t just sit out rather than ruining my fantasy teams. I will take the answer off the air.

Tyler Glasnow – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.47. Where is he being drafted next year? Still high with people expecting him to suddenly go 7+ IP every start and have a manageable ERA or did the people who drafted him this year get sufficiently scared?

Ji-Man Choi – Hit the IL with a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring. Bye-Man Choi.

Charlie Morton – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.14. See no reason to be owning Morton for these abbreviated starts. Don’t need no short-game man.

Christian Arroyo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Roll ’em R’s for Arroyo and grab him for the hot schmotato goodness!

Yairo Munoz – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .382, hitting leadoff, has had a hit in every game except one in the last eight games, and I picked him up in one mixed league. What else do you need? (Hopefully nothing, because that’s all I have.)

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.20. Someone wishes they went over to their friend Bungo’s for an unmasked party rather than make this start.

Triston McKenzie – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.91. The Regression Fairies love Glow Up on Netflix (so do I, if I’m being honest), and they will destroy your ratios.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer. It’s gonna be so cool seeing Nelson Cruz and Pujols challenge Bonds’s home run record when they’re both in their 60s.

Ryan Jeffers – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and third homer in his last five games. I’m not too embarrassed to admit I put in a waiver claim for Jeffers dropping Roberto Perez, which will 100% backfire on me.

Nolan Arenado – Missed yesterday with a sore AC joint and it’s bothered him all year, which might account for his poor year by his standards. Not sure why one needs an AC when they have Torenados to circulate the air. Could prolly get that thing removed.

Andrew Heaney – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.02 vs. Ryan Castellani – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 6 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.46. If you started one or both of these guys in Coors, let me ask you something, do you carry your oversized pants grapes in two bowling ball bags?

Kevin Ginkel – Was optioned to the alternate training site. In the lead for the Diamondbacks’ one save the rest of the year will be Stefan Crichton. Why Crichton? It’s a mystery.

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.15. He started his career with 25 straight Quality Starts until his last start, then this start happened and Zac Gallen is broken. Hope you’re happy.

Dee Strange-Gordon – 1-for-4 and his 2nd steal. Recently, he changed his last name to Strange-Gordon. Guess that’s better than acting strange and changing it to Tony Plush.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Impressive move to AL this year. Not because of the DH, because that’s everywhere, but pitching in Buffalo Wild Winds Stadium has to take its toll. Well, no toll, because you can’t leave the country.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. On a related note, Gurriel’s the best junior in the Jays’ lineup. What happened to Vlad Jr.? Is he, dare I say, overrated?

Bo Bichette – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “No, I don’t think I had it upside down. The infrared thermometer said my temperature was 9.86. I should go home and get under the blankets.”

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.85 vs. Seth Lugo – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Robbie Ray out-pitched Seth Lugo to prove the point that nothing in 2020 is predictable. Way to go, Ray. You made a point that was made already by a pandemic, you big dummy.

Jeff McNeil – Left yesterday’s game with gastrointestinal discomfort. This comes only a few days after Aaron Boone announced that Aroldis Chapman crapped himself on the mound as he closed a game. Today’s roundup was brought to you by Gravy Leg. I bet McNeil will be grateful to get back to Flushing.

 
  1. ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    Streamonator seems to absolutely love Urquidy and Valdez against TEX this week. Which one would you choose? I need to replace sonnyboy in my playoff. Sigh.

    Thanks for all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    What a breath of fresh air is this report!!

    a. When Dusty was the manager in Cincinnati, a fan’s name caught my eye…Despite Dusty. He was ever-hopeful as most homers are for the Reds to win…despite Dusty. It’s when Votto was at the top of his game and Homer Bailey was winning for them, ‘member that?

    b. Was following the Braves-Nats game and was like 100+ pitches for 5 IP for Scherzer, too much. But that’s it for him, must be, especially since the Nats tied it up 2-2 and he wasn’t in line to lose it any more. But no…And of course in the dugout they looked at Duvall and said easy out, K with 2 outs, rally killer and then boom! Duvall!

    c. How bad does a team have to be lose to the son of a blind woman? Keller got a lot of MF ground ball outs.

    d. Hirano and Tsutsugo walk into a bar. ‘Yoshi San’, says Tsutsugo. ‘Yoshi San’, says Hirano.

    e. On the wild winds in Buffalo confirmation, the wind was blowing from left to right at….19 MPH!! That’s 5/12 on the Beaufort scale – a fresh breeze. ‘Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland waters.’ Sir Francis Beaufort. For reference, 0/12 is calm (smoke rises vertically) to 12/12 Hurricane force (devastation), so Buffalo yesterday was 41.67% of a ‘devastation’.

    f. MLB quote of the day for September 14, 2020.

    ‘You just have to want it more than everyone else.’

    Michael ‘Mike’ Nelson Trout, aka ‘The Millville Meteor’.

    The last few quotes I have are being dedicated to the best players in franchise history for each team. I did Drysdale, Santo now it’s time for Trout.

    As a junior in high school, Trout threw a no-hitter! He’s done so much in such a short time (he came up in 2011 for a cup of coffee and was the starter from 2012). Will never forget 2012 when I was able to get him off waivers in April!!!

    His 162-game average.

    713 PA, 587 AB, 123 R, 179 H, 34 2B, 6 3B, 39 HR, 103 RBI, 26 SB, 5 CS, 108 BB, 152 K, .305/.418/.584 slash line, 176 OPS+, 343 TB

    His best year? Come on, that is impossible. Here’s a first. This is his worst year, 2017.

    2017

    507 PA, 402 AB, 92 R, 123 H, 25 2B, 3 3B, 33 HR, 72 RBI, 22 SB, 4 CS, 94 BB, 90 K, .306/.442/.629 slash line, 186 OPS+, 253 TB (Obviously limited to 125 games due to injury!)

    His best year? Maybe yet to come but for now I will say 2018.

    2018

    608 PA, 471 AB, 101 R, 147 H, 24 2B, 4 3B, 39 HR, 79 RBI, 24 SB, 2 CS, 122 BB, 124 K, .312/.460/.628 slash line, 198 OPS+, 296 TB. Again limited by injury.

    Actually, his worst year was almost his best year, that’s how good Mike Trout is. Anyone out there please feel free to ring in as to what his best and worst seasons were. I dare you all.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      Ha, thanks!

      A. Despite Dusty was a very optimistic soul

      B. Yeah, I was watching too…Scherzer shouldn’t have been out there for that inning

      C. Haha

      D. Ha

      E. Ha, nice!

      F. I’d take 2017 in a second, damn he’s good, we forget I think

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        9 years and he hasn’t had a year where you can say, oh yeah his eye sight’s failing or he’s over swinging or he’s pulling the ball too much or too little. He’s kind of migrated away from the speed and this year he hasn’t made spectacular catches in the outfield like he did earlier but come on, the guy is otherworldly. Please if you can set it up for me to get picks 1-3 in any RCLs next year, I have a spare kidney I can sell you. I have a rare blood blood type (B+) which is also my motto so I could send you a few pints of that if you like.

        In other news, might be in line for a job in Tijuana (no, not as the donkey for some Mexican human pinata but thanks for asking). If I moved the family, would Chula Vista be a nice place? Anyone know somewhere nice between SD and Chula Vista? Just asking in case the family decides to go.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Yeah, I hear ya…Trout might just be the greatest ever with the bat, at least top 5, at the bare minimum

          You’re moving to San Diego? Get out of here! Seriously? Not sure you can go wrong anywhere over there, but I don’t know it that well…But I can put you in touch with someone who does know it if you need to talk to someone about relocating

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            Grey!!

            a. I’m only a candidate for a job with the UN in Tijuana. Apparently there are a lot of migrants, who knew? So I’d put the family up in Chula Vista and then it’s only 11 miles from Tijuana to Chula Vista so I could commute every day. I have to have my level of Spanish evaluated (had it evaluated in 2015 at the B2 level but they didn’t accept my results). If I pass at B2 level again then I might be in line for the job.

            b. Did you see all the HRs CLE pitching allowed over the weekend? All 85-87 MPH hanging breaking balls!!! Three by Plesac, three by Mckenzie, 1 by Quantrill. What is wrong with CLE pitching all of a sudden?

            c. Pray for me tonight. In a league (RCL #47) where I need to average 9 IP per night for 14 nights I am starting Minor. I lost Gray and Gausman so my season is basically over, but I’ll give it a shot.

            d. In an other league (RCL #11) I am leading. Here’s the team, any last minute advice?

            Murphy
            Olson
            France
            Ramirez
            Lindor
            Dozier
            Mondesi
            Moore
            Taylor
            Duvall
            Grisham
            Peralta
            Riley
            Bench – Walker, Arozarena, Clint Frazier, Margot

            SP – Giolito, Heaney, Urquidy, Lynn
            RP – Hand, Greg Holland, Iglesias, Devin Williams
            IL – Gray

            Planning on starting Giolito for his 1 start Wednesday at home versus Minnesota (SON likes) and then I’ll see what SON says for his last start but probably not going to start him (He’s on the road at Cleveland and CHW might already clinch soon for the playoffs). Heaney for his 1 start at home versus Texas (SON likes) and Urquidy for his 1 upcoming start at home versus Texas (SON likes). I am debating on Lynn for his start on the road against Heaney, SON likes somewhat.

            My standings in RCL #11

            Hitting (49, 3rd place – 2nd is 51 and 4th is 39)
            R – 351 (1st), but 2nd is 349 so no time to rest the bats
            HR – 101 (3rd), 2nd is 109 and 4th is 96
            RBI – 313 (3rd), 2nd is 318 and 4th is 288
            SB – 57 (1st), 2nd is 44
            AVG – .248 (8th), 7th is .258 and 9th is .245

            Pitching (47, 1st place – 2nd place is 46)
            W – 25 (tied for 3rd, 2nd is 28 and 6th is 24)
            IP – 356 2/3
            K – 409 (5th, 4th is 423 and 6th is 404)
            S – 44 (1st, 2nd is 30)
            ERA – 3.68 (5th, 4th is 3.60 and 6th is 3.97)
            WHIP – 1.1133 (3rd, 2nd is 1.121 and 4th is 1.140)

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              A. That’s amazing, man! If you want the job, hope you get it

              B. I saw, bad pitch mix

              C. Fingers crossed

              D. I’d start Lynn for all his remaining starts…And I’d start just about anyone vs. the Rangers — that team looks great, looks like a winning team! I’d stream out of Margot’s spot if I needed a bat, and I don’t think you can be caught in SBs with Mondesi

            • Coolwhip

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              Heya Ante! Totally missed this all early today, I’m originally from the SD area… I’m about 5 years removed so not sure how it is currently but I’ll assume it hasn’t changed a whole lot… South of dtown SD huh? Yeah, Chula Vista has some nice areas and Imperial Beach is great if you want to be closer to the water. And if you can afford it, Coronado Island is beautiful (does the UN pay well? lol)… those would be my top choices south of dtown… follow me and DM on twitter if you have want more info :-)

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    as a UNC alum, I really appreciated the Kramer bit. Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  4. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up! 2 More regular season weeks!

    Do we start Lamet v. LAD tonight in a league where I hve only 50 innings remaining, and WHIP/ERA are deal breakers?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      I’m starting him

  5. TK says:
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    Hahahahahahaha, gravy leg. That made me spit out my drink. You’re hilarious Grey, you make Monday mornings tolerable. Love you man.

    • Grey

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      Thanks!

  6. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write up Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start?

    SS spot:
    Mondesi 5 games, 2 @ DET and 3 @ MIL or
    D Moore 2 X Vs OAK, 2 X Vs SF and 3 X SD.

    UTIL spot:
    Luis Robert 7 games, 4 Vs MIN and 3 @ CIN,
    Mountcastle 8 games 3 Vs ATL and 5 Vs TB

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi, tough call on 2nd one, I think you have to go extra game with Ryan

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    Mills crushing it out there throwing Meatballs. Meat Mills.

    • Grey

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      Yum!

  8. southside dom says:
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    Semi-finals week! Need to pick 4 of the below for OF (I’m not rostering them all, but could grab some of waivers). 5×5 scoring. 

    Clint Frazier 6 TOR @BOS ($13.6)
    Chris Taylor 7 @SD @COL ($12.3) – hit a homer yesterday and saturday
    Garrett Hampson 6 OAK LAD ($10)
    Randy Arozeana 7 WSH BAL ($5.5)
    Raimel Tapia 6 OAK LAD ($7.9) – left yesterday with dizziness 
    Dominic Smith 6 @PHI ATL ($3.8)
    Wil Myers 6 LAD @SEA ($3.6) – hit a homer yesterday
    DJ Stewart 8 ATL @TB ($1.9) 
    Ian Happ 5 CLE MIN ($0.5) – has been carrying me, but so few games
    Hunter Dozier 5 @DET @MIL ($-0.7) – hit a homer yesterday

    Thanks Grey!

    • southside dom says:
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      Scratch Chris Taylor from the list, he got nabbed

      4 of these:

      Clint Frazier 6 TOR @BOS ($13.6)
      Garrett Hampson 6 OAK LAD ($10)
      Randy Arozeana 7 WSH BAL ($5.5)
      Raimel Tapia 6 OAK LAD ($7.9) – left yesterday with dizziness
      Dominic Smith 6 @PHI ATL ($3.8)
      Wil Myers 6 LAD @SEA ($3.6) – hit a homer yesterday
      DJ Stewart 8 ATL @TB ($1.9)
      Ian Happ 5 CLE MIN ($0.5) – has been carrying me, but so few games
      Hunter Dozier 5 @DET @MIL ($-0.7) – hit a homer yesterday

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Myers, Happ, Smith, Dozier

  9. Chucky says:
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    It’s ok to drop Rizzo and his sub Mendoza line batting avg over the past 3 weeks ( 194). His sub 400 SLG/715 OPS is really all you need to know about a player who’s an old 31. Take 2 aspirin, drop and don’t look back. And yes….Bohm has been a better play at CI over the past 3 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you’re right, Chucky

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great title Rudy + also sounds like a headline a Christian Bale newsie would be yelling in the streets!

    Hey Grey! Couple start sit questions for ya in my weekly lineups league. In first but it’s close and I need R RBI primarily, and ideally .255 average or up with some homers. Also need Wins.

    For those counting stats…

    1. I know I should always start Yelich, especially when he has 8 games this week and I’m chasing runs. That said, he’s the main reason I’ve been weak in AVG + can only play Yelich if I bench Tapia (who had 6 games at home in COL), Frazier (6 games batting cleanup against the worst BOS and TOR pitchers), Duvall (6 games and hottest bat in the land!), or Robert (7 games, 4 v MiN 3 @CIN, stud but has really been ice cold). Would you start Yelich over any of those guys?

    2. For Wins, Start 2 of the below…

    Wheeler (might have 2 games @NYM and v TOR but who knows with the nail), Lugo @PHI (not facing Nola), Ryu @ PHI (elfin).

    3. Which 2 slumping infielders are you Starting this week?

    Walker ($5.4 – 6 games – [email protected] [email protected] but no aces besides Bundy, but hasnt been good lately)

    Cronenworth ($0 (but has Tron adjusted for him being good?) – 6 games, 3 vLAD [email protected])

    Solak ($7.4 – 6 games also @ LAA and HOU but no aces, also not that great lately)

    Cano ($5.6 – 6 games but likely going to be benched for the one against a lefty, and has been really cold the last couple weeks)

    Schoop ($9 – 6 games, but currently DTD fighting soreness, so might not play all games and faces all 4 CLE aces at the end of the week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

      1. Tapia

      2. Wheeler, Ryu

      3. Walker, Cronenworth

  11. scoboticus says:
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    Man, what is Byron Buxton’s chest made out of? Eddie Rosario broke his left elbow on it yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broke his elbow?!

  12. DonnieB says:
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    Can I drop Rizzo now? I have Walker, Riley and K Seager at corners and my OF is Trout,Soto,Yelich,Conforto,and Happ with Laureano as DH. I think I drop Rizzo and pick up Urquidy with two starts at home. What do you think?

    Is Nick Anderson who has not given up a run year worth holding onto as a closer? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, you can drop Rizzo

      Yes, Anderson is worth holding

  13. DonnieB says:
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    Or do I drop Laureano from above list who could theoretically be kept next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano might be a keeper

  14. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need a two-starter this week, Who ya got?
    Luzardo (@Sea; SF)
    Cease (MIN; @Cin)
    T.Walker (@NYY; @Phi)
    Dunning (MIN; @Cin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo

  15. G says:
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    Have a potentia keeper trade on the table

    My Arenado (5th round next year) and Trea Turner (6th round next year) for his Acuna (7th round next year). I’m reluctant to trade both for him. I’m thinking of asking for him to add Albies (8th round next year) and I’d add Mountcastle or Swanson who I may not be able to keep. I’m not in running for championship this year so prepping for next year.

    My other keepers are Lindor (4th), Julio Rodriguez (11th), and Paddack (10th). I also have option to keep Swanson at 10th round value next year instead of Paddack or Julio.

    Thoughts on the original trade? I’m assuming it’s a yes if his Albies included. Would you try to replace Trea with Lindor if possible?

    And thoughts on Dansby Swanson for next year in general and as potential keeper over Paddack next year. He seems somewhat legit in this weird season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes with Albies for sure — I’d also do it Arenado/Lindor — Swanson nearly equal to Paddack, prolly a toss up

  16. ThePrawn says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the write up! I credit razzball for my first trip ever to the semifinals in my dynasty league this year.
    Just lost Realmuto, which hurts. Who do you prefer as a replacement Ryan Jeffers or Jorge Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d go Alfaro

  17. Eddie says:
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    runs home runs RBI SB Stike out AVG OPS league

    which 3b would you add Riley Alec Bohm Maikal Franko Tommy La Stella Tommy Edman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm

  18. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    do you think chris paddock is going to miss much time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess no, but not sure tbh

  19. Miley Virus says:
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    Grey,

    I need a 2B for points league. Can you rate these three? Thanks.

    Segura, LaStella, C. Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella, Segura

  20. Hernan says:
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    Attention!!!, Atencion!!!, Yelich, JD Martinez, Olson, Eugenia Suarez, Oscar Mercado…, Mendoza just called demanding you all return his line immediately…. , pathetic…, hard to compete when your best hitters are Renato, Jason Heyward and Brad Miller…., ok, hopefully rants are allowed…, missed Matt Andriese 3 innings, 2 saves at coors, granted Rockies already mailing it in, question, rest of the year , desperate for saves, Andriese, Chrichton or Bryan Garcia (Detroit)…., thanks…, Go Burritos!!!!

    • Dave D says:
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      Yes, Hernan, you are a sitting duck just waiting to be knocked off your 3rd place perch. I’m trying to rally my band of gimps and misfits. They are showing signs of life, even had 16 SB last week. The problem is Morton, my “ace”, doesnt really want to show up. He got jealous of my #3 starter EdRod taking the exit but didnt have the balls to just bow it. Now I’m relying on “Jethro” Anderson to anchor my staff. I’ll try to catch you in these last two weeks to get my entry fee back. Maybe you can break the .230 mark with a good run.

      • Hernan says:
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        Lol, Dave, as painful as it is to admit, you were right, my batting average was shaky at best, torpedoing all my other counting stats…., dreadful

        • Dave D says:
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          Yeah, well your awesome duo of Beiber/Lynn has carried your staff pretty far. I could use one of those guys. Crazy short season. You might have the guys who are top two in AL CY votes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, Hernan — Crichton

  21. Deltron says:
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    Hola amigo. I’m preparing for Arenado to follow the road of Ketel Marte. He has been playing through an injury for weeks and now his team is pretty much out of contention. We probably won’t found out whether he’s hitting the IL til tomorrow, but by then, lineup deadline will have passed (and we’re in the fantasy playoffs, smokey).

    Who do you like better as a one week replacement in a H2H, points league?

    M. Carpenter – 5 @ MIL, 5 v PIT (warming up at the plate, lot of righties on tap, going to sit ~2 games anyway, Woodruff & Burnes only good arms he’s up against this week)

    B. Anderson – 1 v PHI, 3 v BOS, 5 v WAS (hot but the Ks sap his production, Scherzer & Corbin only good arms he’s up against this week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  22. The Great Knoche says:
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    Luckily I still had the stones to start Heaney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  23. stevie says:
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    We’re in the playoffs now and thanks for getting me this far. I appreciate all your advice.
    It’s a H2H weekly points league and I just wanna know if I can improve anything for this week.
    C- Vazquez 6 games
    1B- Olson 7
    2B-Schoop 6
    3B- Devers 6
    SS- Adames 7
    CI- Bohm 8
    MI- Wong 10
    OF-Acuna 6
    OF- Arozarena 7
    OF- Buxton 7
    OF- Laureano 7
    OF- S. Marte 9
    UT- Cooper 9
    Bench- Y.Gurriel 6, Escobar 6, Calhoun 6
    Possible waivers- S.Murphy 7, Andujar 6, Chisholm 9

    Pitching’s a mess now that Sonny is hurt, need 9 pitchers, either starters or relief.
    P- Bieber @ Det
    P- Canning vs Ari
    P- Gallen @ Hou
    P- Kikuchi vs SF
    P- Anibal Sanchez @TB, @ Mia
    P- Lindblom vs Stl , vs KC
    P- D. Hudson – 7 games
    P- Pressly- 6 games
    P- Taylor Rogers- 7 games
    Bench- Bubic @Mil, Eflin @ Tor, Fiers @ Col, Devin Williams 8 games
    Waivers- Dolis- 7 games, Dick Rod- 9 games, no starters worth mentioning

    Suggest any lineup changes or should I stand pat?

    • stevie says:
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      V. Velasquez is on the wire – 2 starts @Mia, @ Tor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      These aren’t great matchups, but I’d go ahead with them…Only thing I can think is Velasquez instead of Lindblom, but for 2 starts, I’d prolly motor ahead with Lindblom

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        2 starts * at home

        • stevie says:
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          Thanks! Would you consider Velasquez over Anibal?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I would

            • stevie says:
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              Awesome. So any more bench moves or is it as good as it gets?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                If Arozarena isn’t starting today (he might be, I don’t know), I’d go with Calhoun

  24. Big Ticket says:
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    Need to make a decision pretty soon on what prospect I’m keeping. For OBP, do you like Torkelson or Kelenic better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Torkelson

  25. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey, nice weekend of BBall and NFL !

    Keepers : dropped SP Montas + Plesac for Javier and McKenzie .. :(
    i had to try, maybe fairies will be brighter soon…
    i’m looking towards Urquidy for next season,,, over Javier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      Urquidy, yeah

  26. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome report Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    I need your help starting 5 SPs and 3 RPs

    SPs

    G. Richards @ SEA;
    Flaherty @ MIL and @ PIT;
    Mahle Vs CHW;
    Giolito Vs MIN;
    Gallen @ LAA;
    M. Keller @ CIN and Vs STL;
    T. Rogers Vs BOS;
    I. Anderson @ NYM.

    RP (SP/RP)
    Jeffress 5 games, 2 Vs CLE and 3 Vs MIN;
    R. Rodriguez 9 games, 4 @ CIN, 2 @ STL and 3 Vs STL;
    Urias @ COL;
    Luis Garcia Vs TEX;
    Carlos Martinez Vs PIT;
    Dustin May @ SD.

    I really appreciate it, Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty
      Richards
      Giolito Vs MIN;
      Gallen @ LAA;
      I. Anderson @ NYM

      Carlos Martinez Vs PIT;
      Dustin May @ SD.
      Jeffress

  27. Storm Surherland says:
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    Need lineup help. Solak, Fletcher, DJ Stewart, Dalbec, Laureano. Who u leaving out? It’s AL Only. Id have to drop a guy to activate Fletcher. Buttrey would prolly be the dude. But it seems he might still be closer. Don’t want to put that on the wire. Still, he seems good for a once a week blow up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Buttrey

  28. Milarky says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey! Given what Dusty did with Javier, not really sure what to do here. I need to pick one to sit this week. For context, I don’t need to chase wins – I’d rather protect ratios and maybe rack up some Ks (bonus).

    So which one would you SIT this week?

    Urquidy (TEX, ARI)
    Javier (TEX?)
    Garrett Richards (@SEA)

    • William Hung says:
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      I’d guess Javier since he pitched yesterday in relief

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Javier

  29. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Lost Freid, Sonny Gray and Paddock who would you start this week in H2h
    no question on gioliteo, maeda, burns, nick anderson

    lester – cleveland
    dane dunning min and cinn,
    triston mckenzie det,
    deivi garcia tor bos,
    dean kremer Tampa

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      i think i’m giong to start dunning, deivi, giolito, meada (RP and SP eligible), mckenzie

      and use nick anderson and corbin burnes as relievers

      leave lester , kremer and paddock on the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench Lester, Kremer

  30. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, just how bad is Tyler O’Neill? He’s got a 10-game slate this week, and I just benched him for Clint Frazier. Good call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, O’Neill’s been useless

  31. Weeee says:
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    Playoff time! Need your help:

    1) Rank the following starts
    1. – Bumgarner (@ LAA)
    2. – Dunning (vs. MIN)
    3. – Boyd (vs. KC)
    4. – Caleb Smith (@ LAA)
    5. – Singer (@ DET)
    6. – Musgrove (@ CIN)
    7. – Desclafani (vs. PIT)

    2) Rank these four for this week:
    1. – Schoop
    2. Jorge Polanco
    3. Odor
    4. Chris Taylor

    3) Pick two for this week:
    1. – Winker (assuming he’s healthy)
    2. – Andujar
    3. – DJ Stewart
    4. – Chris Taylor
    5. – Hunter Dozier

    4) Batty Call for today (only need 1):
    1. – DJ Stewart (vs. ATL – Touissant)
    2. – Brad Miller (@ MIL DH – Lindblom & Burnes)
    3. – Robbie Grossman (@ SEA DH – Gonzales & TBD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Desclafani, Dunning, Boyd, Singer — they’re all risky

      2. Polanco, Odor

      3. Dozier, Winker, Andujar

      4. Miller

  32. pinkman says:
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    Does it take large cantaloupes to start Gonsolin @SD tomorrow in a 12-tm roto with a close lead in ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have tiny little grapes and I’d start him

      • pinkman says:
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        Did you hear a pair of balloons inflating after you hit send on that message? Check again, they may be bigger than you think!

        Thanks Grey, gonna join you and take the plunge. Gonzo has been solid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nope, I just checked!

  33. William Hung says:
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    I know you are saying to use SON going forward, but now that we are in the playoffs, I wanted to let you know that for the past couple seasons, I’ve had no luck with SON. Last season the biggest gaffe was SON’s rating of persona-non-grata Jose Quintana and his 2x start week that had like a $20+ rating and I think he finished with like a 6 ERA. My playoff ERA with SON feels like it’s INF…

    As I’m looking at the $ values for SON for this coming week, I’m getting some bad vibes with that $17.6 for Boyd tomorrow…

    But at the end of the day, I can’t quit SON and I picked up Pablo Lopez coming off 2 horrendous starts cause he has 2 starts with $6 worth of total value this week… Hopefully he gives me better luck than Quintana last year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully!

      • William Hung says:
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        Does Rudy check these messages or should I email him? I’d love to see if he tracks how accurate SON is at certain points in the season – like the first 3 months, last 3 months, and during the playoffs, or something like that… It’d be great to see if I just had bad luck with SON

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should email him

  34. Fred says:
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    At this point in the playoffs in my League, should I drop Paddack to activate Kim today? I don’t any other pitchers to drop except for maybe Gonzo or Mahle. On my bench, I have Brad Miller or even Kyle Lewis if those seem like better options to drop? Who do you think I should drop? H2H 12 team, now in the semifinals of playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzo? Who?

      • Fred says:
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        Gonsolin…sorry its a fantasy baseball reddit thing lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Mahle

  35. Kcc26 says:
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    12 teamer. Gausman has been sneaky good all year. League is weekly and I can only replace him after today if he gets put on IL. Run him out there for now assuming that if he can’t pitch he’ll be put on IL or just drop?

    Slim pickings out there…I’d prob be picking up like Boyd v KC or Singer v Detroit

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop, I’d try Boyd and pray

  36. Justin Ralph says:
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    Big question here in my points league playoffs. We have limits on starting pitching so I am debating against Berrios tonight against the White Sox, Deivi Garcia against the Blue Jays tomorrow or I could pick up Eovaldi for his Thursday start against the Marlins. As of now the Robot likes that start but it’s obviously scary to risk a playoff exit on an Eovaldi spot start. What do you guys think? Feel free to chime in Cram and others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Berrios, but obviously all are risky

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Can you please join me in a prayer circle on this one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course!

  37. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Winning my 5×5 14 team roto league right now, but guys in 2nd and 3rd are only 1.5 and 2 points behind. I’m set in the pitching categories, but could use a boost in all offensive categories other than steals. Really trying to find some hotschmotatoes who hit top of lineup.

    Here are some guys on the wire that I could add:

    – Yairo Munoz
    – DJ Stewart
    – Rio Ruiz
    – Brian Anderson
    – Justin Upton
    – Garrett Cooper
    – Austin Meadows

    Here are some of my guys who might be droppable :
    – Anthony Rizzo
    – JD Davis
    – Brandon Belt
    – Ramon Laureano
    – Jared Walsh (recently added since he has been on fire, has a favorable schedule, and hitting in front of Trout and Rendon)

    Adding any of the waiver guys for any of my scuffling dudes? Ready to make any and all changes at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Munoz, Stewart, Anderson, and lose Rizzo, Belt, Laureano

  38. uncle wighty says:
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    Start lopez today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynaldo?

      • uncle wighty says:
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        Sorry pablo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting him, but have no idea of your league

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Why are you starting him?
            I’m on the fence and he hasn’t been good lately…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bc it’s a 12-team NL-Only league and my other option is Mychael Givens

              • frankgrimes says:
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                It H2H 6×6 playoff week 1 for me.
                Still start? I’m leaning nah.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah

  39. aintlifegrand says:
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    I find it beautiful that life can set up a Gravy Leg so you can bring so many of us (men-children) such amusement on a Monday morning.

    Are you cutting bait on Sonny? He could theoretically be back for between 0-2 starts based on the return date, but then again the Reds are about cooked and it might be hard to trust him coming off an injury. Have Fried coming off IL later in the week so I can swap them then, but could add a RP or turn it into a streaming spot now instead.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

      I’m losing Gray

  40. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
    Ian Anderson at Mets
    Heaney home vs Tex
    Bassitt home vs SF
    Canning home vs Ariz
    McCullers home vs Tex
    Urquidy home vs Tex
    Garcia(Yanks) home vs Tor
    Dunning home vs Minny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Urquidy, Bassitt

  41. Lipson says:
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    We holding McKenzie or moving on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on

  42. stuey says:
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    Hudson might give my proverbial needle a flicker, but Mondesi’s last 10 days makes my needle spin wildly. Stay hot!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, whee!

  43. Smitty says:
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    For 1 spot deciding between Yuli, JD, Bobby, or Nate. Worried about Yuli’s hand issue but Stros have 6 @ home – other options are JD Davis (6), Dalbec (6), or N. Lowe for 7. Choice is for my home league, not early DC – ha. N. Lowe is intriguing, love ya brother

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, gonna be a battle until the last weekend with us (I hope)

      I’d go Davis

  44. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to pickup hitter for the week
    Edmam, C. Taylor, Jefferies, Walsh, Aguilar or B. Anderson.

    Who to drop: Cano or Belt

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      Cano

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Who would be you second choice as Anderson just got pickup
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Edman

  45. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Really liked the Duvall blurb!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  46. Jason Murray says:
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    Playoff game, winner this week moves to the championship series. Do I leave Arenado and his sore shoulder in the lineup and hope he plays all 3 games and produces, or play Bohm for 4 (1 @ MIA, 3 vs. NYM) or Hayes for a possible 5 (4 @ CIN, 1 vs. STL)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bohm

  47. Gator says:
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    Is Heaney starting to figure things out? Seems on the verge of being a top 20 pitcher in 2021. Any thoughts? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 20 seems like a reach still but I like him, wrote a sleeper post for him months (years?) ago…

  48. Wacky Packy says:
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    Grey,
    now that he’s hurt, I can finally get rid of Arenado who’s been a bit of a pain in my points league.

    Can you rank these? My choices are:
    – (hot hitting) Candelario
    – Devers
    – or even Edman (the Cards play like 50 games this week!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers, Jeimer

  49. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    one more for today… should I drop Hader for any of these or just hold (my nose)?

    Holland, Colome, Jeffress, Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  50. JL419 says:
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    Would you start Caratini, Jeffers or Varsho this week in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m trying Jeffers

  51. swaggerjackers says:
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    On two separate occasions I had to lookup if you were joking or being serious.

    First on the Dee Strange thing and then Chapman’s shart.

    Baseball sure is entertaining!

    Also, I agree it’s a bummer that Gallen scuffled through his 2-start week right after he was getting all that praise about limiting earned runs for so long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Dee Strange-Gordon to you!

  52. uncle wighty says:
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    hoskins droppable for aguilar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • William Hung says:
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        we are all waiting on that MRI

  53. Commish Cauda says:
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    H2H Points League

    Kyle Lewis (3 lefties this week) and Grichuck are slowing down. Replace either with DJ Stewart?

    • Commish Cauda says:
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      or Jared Walsh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh and Stewart

  54. Yaz Mantle says:
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    with cardinals playing so many games and the bullpen banged up (Gallegos and Gant) and Andrew Miller, not so good, should i grab alex reyes? h2h 12-team.

    should i drop rizzo, dalbec or JD Davis for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Rizzo

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In McKenzie’s defense . . . when one of my pitchers gives up 5 runs, I always want them to do so with a sub-1 WHIP and 7 K!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True!

  56. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    I miss Tony Plush.

    Good, good, Gellen “breaking” now makes him cheaper next year so I can have him at a “discount”, if he broke the record he might have ended up in the no-draft range.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hope so, but I can’t pretend to not be concerned

  57. Will says:
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    Streamers for this week – Velasquez, M Keller, C Martinez, L Weaver, C Hamels. Who would you start (can pick up two)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups — CMart, Velasquez maybe

      • Will says:
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        Velasquez today at MIA, Sat home vs TOR
        Keller today at CIN, Sat home vs STL
        C Mart Fri at PIT
        Weaver Sat at HOU
        Hamels Wed at BAL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CMart, Velasquez

  58. frankgrimes says:
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    Who ya got for batty call today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garrett Cooper, Corey Dickerson and Shogo

    • Cram It says:
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      Carpenter, Chris Taylor, Senzel. Let’s see who wins!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Dj Stewart Sean Murphy Adam Haseley

        • Cram It says:
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          I’ve riding DJ for a week+ now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DJ

  59. Yaz Mantle says:
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    1)which 3 do i play everyday, ROS:

    Votto, Pete Alonso, Dalbec, Donaldson, Hunter Dozier

    2) CF, ROS: Laureano or Kyle Lewis?

    3) Keep one: Hunter Dozier or J.D. Davis

    4) keep Franmil Reyes?

    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pete Alonso, Dalbec, Donaldson
      2. Lewis
      3. Dozier
      4. Sure

  60. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Sonny gray f*&÷%d the $h!t out of my ratios in roto and then goes on the IL for my 1st round of HTH playoffs because 2020.

    Would you start Lamet vs Dodgers @petco in a 5×5 HTH playoff?
    Rest of my SP would be
    Maeda @CHW
    Giolito v MIN
    [email protected]
    Heaney v TX.
    Some rough matchups…if lamet blows up ill prolly be screwed and doubt I could pitch ratios down with only 4 moves.
    It’s a weird league only need 9ip so I could wait on SP but none of those matchups are exciting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him, bc they’re not getting better there except for Heaney

  61. Jason Murray says:
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    Any confidence in starting May or Paddack this week? They are supposed to face off in San Diego on Wednesday…if both are healthy enough. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting May, have no confidence in either

  62. Tyler says:
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    Gray! I need to grab someone who would give me the best chance at Wins for the rest of this short season. Any resource you would use to show weakest remaining schedule for pitchers to maximize probability of wins? Thanks man!

  63. Cram It says:
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    Dammit, you beat me to Shogo. I was so on top of him for some SBs and waiting to see if he was in the lineup. Stay out of my race, would ya?!

  64. CJ says:
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    Quick thought – big week: b miller or h alberto?
    Gracias senor Grey! Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  65. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Drop Rizzo for DJ Stewart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  66. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Drop Rizzo for Shogo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Dude at Dude's says:
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        Which would you prefer Shogo or DJ?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DJ

  67. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team Roto looking to keep the ratios intact and maybe get a W
    Would you start Alcantara at home vs. Red Sox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, and am

  68. Alexei Kaleina says:
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    Hey Grey,

    After being in first all year my team has maddeningly collapsed with a week to go but I can still make playoffs as I am only a couple out. I’ve poured over SON but need some human input. Who is the sit this week?

    Carrasco @CHC
    Alcantara V. Boston at Crayola Canyon
    Giolito V. Minnesota
    Tanaka V. Jays
    Framber V. TEX (SON absolutely loves but he has really been awful)
    Bassit V. SF
    Fried (coming off IL) @ MetCo
    Triston McKenzie @ DET

    Also have Carrasco @ DET but i’ll def start him there.

    Sonny and Framber not to mention HADER have really screwed me past 2 weeks! Ugh!

    Thanks

    • Alexei Kaleina says:
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      Also, week left and Lewis is doing nothing. Grabbed Bux. Time to let go of Lewis?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Tough call, I think I’m sitting Framber and Triston, reverse order if only one

      • Alexei Kaleina says:
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        Cool man, godspeed. And thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. William Hung says:
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    Dammit – Olson needs to shake out of this K parade… golden sombrero yesterday and 2 Ks in his 2 ABs today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whole season’s been a mess

      • William Hung says:
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        yeah then he gets on a mini heater and you think he’s gonna turn a corner… A’s on at Coors tomorrow and Wednesday…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so

  70. hot corner says:
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    If Rizzo’s .205 BA is making you vomit, then keep in mind that Rizzo has the highest BA among him, Baez, Schwarber and Bryant. Have no idea how the Cubs are first place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so true

  71. DonnieB says:
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    Would you start May at the Padres or Gallen at the Angels this week? Thank you very mucho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

      • William Hung says:
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        According to Y! Gallen is scheduled to be @HOU

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eek

  72. William Hung says:
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    Devin Williams is so nasty – runners on 1st and 3rd and 2 outs – facing Brad Miller… goes to a full count… not sure what Miller was looking at but he didn’t even get the bat off his shoulders on a changeup right down the middle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, I watched too…Williams’s changeup is unhittable

      • William Hung says:
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        Is Jared Walsh someone to consider as a 1B replacement if both Olson (performance) and Hoskins (injury) are unplayable? The other options available are kind of meh – Christian Walker, Wilmer Flores, Jesus Aguilar, Mark Canha, and Garrett Cooper, and the 2 guys on the Orioles – Rio Ruiz and Renalto Nunez…

        My league counts the standard 5 cats plus Errors, Ks, and OPS for hitters

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Walsh or Cooper

  73. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Oh yeah, forgot to mention, not only did I stream the Mills no-no, I got a QS out of Heaney IN COORS. Thought it was all going south when he had runners at the corners and no one out, but he weasled out of it somehow.

    As referenced above, It’s hard to hate on Olson’s HRs and RBIs, but owning him can be a soul-destroying experience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, he’s killing me

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Hopefully a trip to Coors will do him good. Got high (get it?) hopes for Pillar this week too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yes!

  74. frankgrimes says:
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    This fuck shogo caught stealing twice hahah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ugh

  75. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Any interest in Lorenzen v Pirates tomorrow?

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