Steven Matz is likely done for the year after hurting his shoulder again.  I’m not even joking.  I kinda wish I were.  NY Post writer, Joel Sherman’s headline, “How Terry Collins broke Matz news to Mets in stirring meeting.”  Unless everyone had coffee, creamers and were stirring, Joel, buddy, you’re overselling.  Quick aside, sportswriters assume their audience is a bunch of illiterate 8th graders.  *makes farting noise with hand under armpit*  That’s what I think of that.  Any hoo!  If I could toot my own horn, I’d never leave my house, but I told you Matz wasn’t going to start.  If I were a Mets fan, I’d be particularly worried about the Mets going deep into the playoffs, because, unlike Joel Sherman, I’d like to point out this will be more innings on Gsellman and Lugo’s arms.  Ya know, the same thing that got Matz, Harvey and deGrom in trouble this year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jay Bruce – Out again with “HOLY JESUS DID WE REALLY TRADE FOR THIS GUY?  MAYBE WE ARE AS DUMB AS EVERYONE SAYS.”  Don’t worry, it’s not contagious.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer.  Someone who cares more about real baseball than fantasy can prolly figure this out, but I bet the Mets would’ve been better off playing Grandy every day rather than working Bruce in at all.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.   Hit a huge 9th inning, game-tying homer, which reminds me.  You remember GWRBI?  Did they stop that because people like Scott Boras were using it in arbitration?  “My client may have hit .218 on the year, but he had 12 GWRBIs!  Wally Joyner wants his money!”

Asdrubal Cabrera – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and his third homer this week.  Asdrubal’s been hot schmotato’ing since hundreds had small faces.  Yeah, of course, he’s in the Buy column coming later today.

Seth Lugo – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Don’t worry, he has 25 more innings he can throw before he’s in the red.  If you like Lugo, or care about his well-being, you will hope for an early Mets exit.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-2 and his 23rd homer.  Damn, if only the Phils could bind together Joseph and Howard, which sounds like a lost book of the Bible.  “Joseph lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan.  His accountant, Howard, also lived there.  Howard was friends with Jesus, back when he was a carpenter.  He got him good rates on nails.”

Cameron Rupp – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  I was about to say we’re Vesuvius up in this mug because Cameron’s E-Rupp’ing, but he’s hitting .188 in the last week.  Maybe I was thinking of Cervelli, but he has one home run on the year, and that was hit yesterday, so unlikely — or unvelli, if you prefer.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  If he gets to 25 HRs and 90 RBIs (he’s at 82), it will be hard to look at Franco as a total failure, if this season hadn’t featured 7,000 HRs from middle infielders.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and, like, his 5th blown save in the last two games.  I appreciate Pete Macktheknife’s loyalty, but Gomez really isn’t a closer.  Even if, “I’m a closer,” said His Early Season Results.  Wouldn’t be the worst move to see if Hector Neris can close some games.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  His control is a total mess (5.2 BB/9), but that 9+ K-rate *pulls on collar like Rodney Dangerfield*  I’m getting hot in here, or herrrrrre, if Nelly’s reading.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-3 and his 23rd homer, and fourth homer in the last seven games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Masahiro Tanaka – Won’t start Monday with what Joe Girardi described as a “slight, slight, slight” flexor mass strain.  Joe Girardi might have a slight, slight, slight need for a thesaurus.

Luis Cessa – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  If you streamed him, pat yourself on the back — That’s not your back!  What are you touching?!  Oh God! — but now you can drop Cessa because he gets the Sawx next.

Kevin Gausman – Will not start Sunday and is out with an intercostal strain.  Showalter said it was caused by dehydration.  I’m guessing Showalter never passed his medical boards, but okay.  Dehydration.  Got it.  Let’s just say everything in the oblique region of the body is undiagnosable.

Chris Tillman – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 3.84 vs. David Price – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I go over this more in this afternoon’s Buy/Sell, but I dropped Price.  And to hell with Price, cause the money ain’t a thang.  There’s not enough time left to wait for a start, and if the Red Sox are in the playoffs, Price will be rested in his last start, maybe going three to four innings, as he primes to look awful in the playoffs.  As for Tillman, if I’m dropping Price, what do you think I’d say for Tillman?

Trey Mancini – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in the last three games, and last two starts.  Trey Mancini you might remember from the theme to 1950s movie that you can’t remember.  He has some pop (20 HRs in the minors, after getting off to a crazy fast start in Double-A — 7 HRs in 17 games, then only 13 HRs in 125 Triple-A games.  Know what this tells me…Hold on, let’s get out of the parenthetical.)  This tells me Mancini goes on home run binges.  So, if you need that sorta thing, Mancini’s grooving on a tune I can’t quite place from some old movie.  Was a Hepburn in that?

Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 34th homer, hitting .253.  I don’t know where this was last year when I owned him on multiple teams.  I’m guessing it’s something personal because I was rooting for Eric Clapton vs. Carlos Santana in a Celebrity Deathmatch.  It was claymation, man, get over it!

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 23rd homer, hitting .279.  Kipnis would be having a solid season, if Dozier hadn’t told his ceiling, “Set me free, why don’t you, babe?”

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4 and his 31st homer with his 115th and 116th RBIs, hitting .265.  I drafted him 106th overall!  (Too bad I drafted Jason Heyward in the 5th.  Hahahahahahahahaha — Breathe, Grey, Breathe!  I’m losing him!  —  …Hahahahahahaha…)

Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  Looks like the Angels knew what they were doing when they traded for him in the middle of the season.  Same thing they’re doing with Rafael Ortega, Gregorio Petit, Jefry Marte, Yunel, Andrelton…  I swear I didn’t make up half of those names.  Somehow, the Angels are around neutral for team offense.  The Mets have ~70 less runs scored than the Angels.  I love using the ~ symbol, by the by.  I need to start using it more.  It’s a freakin’ mustache!

Lance McCullers – Threw a bullpen session.  He’s out with a mild elbow sprain.  If the Astros let him return, they might be classified as stupid as the Mets.  Might.

Yasmani Grandal – 4-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homers.  Aw, man, my baby boo is backing hitting homers and I dropped him last week when he was having elbow problems.  I got stupid problems!  Maybe that needs a hashtag.  I’m stupid, I don’t know!

Brett Anderson – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 15.00.  Shorthand:  If you haven’t pitched well all season, and can’t pitch well vs the Rockies at home, you should not be on any fantasy team.  Okay, Shorter-Hand:  Drop.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .352.  I don’t own LeMahieu anywhere but I’m actively rooting for him to win the batting title over Murphy.  That is all.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Big tough guy pitching against the Padres!  You really Samardzija’d them, Samardzija!

Ian Kinsler – Didn’t play yesterday, but is concussion free.  He’s also conclusion free, so no spoiler alerts.

Justin Upton – 2-for-6, 3 runs and his 26th homer.  Email the guy in your league this, “Dude, I know you’ve moved on to football or basketball or hockeyball, but, just so you know, you’re killing it in the H2H playoffs.  Nice hold on Upton, even though you didn’t know you held him.  Schmohawk!”

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  If I don’t mention Verlander again this year, I just want to wish him the best in his marriage to Kate Upton.  May they live happily ever after until she loses her looks and he retires with nothing to do at 39 years old.  Then may they divorce in the worst possible way.  *taps fork against glass*  To you guys!  C’mon, kiss!  Like you do in front of a mirror.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-8 and his 42nd homer.  Who do you want to lead the majors in homers?  I’ll put it to you a different way, who do you want to be the most overrated next year?

Byron Buxton – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  I want to draft him for 2017 right now.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 32nd and 33rd homer.  Steals have disappeared from his game quicker than he can say Manny Machado.  On the year, Kemp has one steal.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer.  Fun fact!  In Latin America, Norma from Orange is the New Black is called Realmuto.

Francisco Cervelli – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  The Unvelli!  That’s a callback, if you read the post.

Starling Marte – 1-for-1 and replaced halfway through the game with back tightness.  I keep saying you can drop him, and you keep asking if you should pick him up, so, ya know, use the force.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3 and his 37th homer.  I Googled Chris Carter and saw one of the suggestions was “Chris Carter Son,” so, naturally, I clicked on it.  Turns out he has a son in the CFL, says he’s a wide receiver like his dad.  Chris Carter is wide, but he can’t receive anything but burgers– *intern whispers in my ear*  There’s someone called Cris Carter?  Did Criss Angel and Jimmy Carter have a baby?  *intern quits*  You can’t quit, you’re fired!

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and three homers in the last eight games.  If picking up Scooter doesn’t make you feel like a real man or wo…man, I can’t help you.

Phil CokePirates acquired Coke, because they’re doing a remake of the 1979 championship team.

Bryce Harper – The news said yesterday, “The Nationals called a team meeting on Harper’s shoulder.”  I think we know why Harper’s having problems.  They’re having team meetings on Harper’s shoulder!  Stand off to the side!

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    So good, better than my wife’s reaction to me making a perfect cup of coffee! I made a perfect cup of coffee – just sweet enough, soya milk foamy and creamy and exactly 3.5 teaspoons of coffee in the Moka express machinetta! I was able to repeat the feat today after using the same method and ingredients I used the day before, just like a Kershaw 12 to 6 curveball. I had to go and spoil the ambience and your compliment, right?

    a. Started Grandy (despite the fact that he was facing a lefty) and Scooter (that was totally your inspiration). Don’t get too excited, I also started the 3 Ms of sorrow – (Tom) Murphy, Markakis and Merrifield! They went for a collosal 0/8 with Murphy only pinch hitting with Hundley starting. Gonna drop all 3 just as easily as I picked them up despite the fact that Murphy should play against Kazmir tonight and will probably rock his lefty world.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 23 – 25)

    Croupier: The lady’s raise is yours to match, Mr. Paxton. Mr. Huntsman raises $50,000. Lady will now call, raise or fold?
    Lady: All in.
    Croupier: Pot is now two million. Players will now show their cards. The lady wins the pot- full house, aces high.
    Mr. Paxton: You got to be kidding me. Who invited her? Was it you?
    Walter: Suspect description, same as the Bal Harbor robbery, H- devil mask, a TEC-9 automatic.
    Mr. Wolfe: So it’s him again, isn’t it, Walter?
    Walter: Yup.
    Mr. Wolfe: Makes it, what, ten big games that he’s hit so far?
    Walter: Wonder how much he got away with this time. One, maybe two million? Huh.
    Mr. Wolfe: All right, so, the chandelier must have gotten hit when the robber opened fire.
    Walter: Dropped on this poor bastard who picked the wrong seat, crushing him to death.
    Mr. Wolfe: Maybe not, Walter. That’s a bullet hole. Look at that.
    Walter: Sure is.
    Mr. Wolfe: Glass from the broken chandelier bulbs inside the wound means that he was shot before the chandelier fell on him.
    Horatio: Collateral damage from the shooting.
    Mr. Wolfe: Guy’s never shot anybody before, H.
    Walter: He’s making mistakes.
    Horatio: Yes, he is, Walter. And we all (cue the queue of sunglasses) pay for our mistakes.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  2. M says:
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    Ah Grandal-benched him in my weekly roto league due to the elbow issue and facing tough Giants pitching and general ineffectiveness the past month…sonofabench!

    Also, do you know if Mike Montgomery gets a start for the Cubs in the final week? Maddon was saying he was gonna flip-flop Hammel and Kendricks around to adjust for their playoff run.

    • Grey

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      @M: I doubt it, but maybe, and if he does, he might only go 4 to 5 IP

  3. M says:
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    *Hendricks

  4. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    today only, there can only be one.
    grichuk @ arrieta (.8)
    buxton @ paxton (4.9)
    duvall @ davies (8.5)
    could use steals, hits and total bases in that order (OBP over AVG too)

  5. Steve says:
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    1
    Please rank SP:
    Taijuan Walker @ Minn
    Jharel Cotton vs Tex – In Oak
    Yordano Ventura @ Detroit
    Chad Bettis @ LAD
    Joe Musgrove vs LAA – In Houston
    Matt Boyd vs KC – In Detroit

    2
    Please rank starters for tonight:
    Bryce Harper vs Taillon
    Greg Polanco vs Gio Gonzo
    Piscotty @ Arrieta
    Ryon Healy vs Hamels
    Kiermaier vs Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Boyd, Cotton, Musgrove…. Polanco, Healy, Kiermaier

  6. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Cool, MLB fact of the day.

    Braves streak of games w/ 8 or more hits ended at 21 last night.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: As did Dansby.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  7. johnny be good says:
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    Grey,
    12-team H2H cat Keeper (keep 12), CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS
    In the finals but losing currently 6-8. Currently losing (but can catch) Hits, Walks, AVG, XBH, SV’s
    I have one move left, where do you think I go with it (who do I pick up?)

    Waiver: J. Upton. S. Rodriguez, Asd. Cabrera, H. Pence, O. Herrera, C. Dickerson, C. Granderson, C. Gomez, R. Grichuk, K. Morales …. Or pick up an additional reliever: A. Colome, B. Maurer, A. Bailey

    My Team:
    C-Gattis
    1B- Goldy
    2B-Dozier
    3B-Torenado
    SS-Villar
    CI-K.Seager
    MI- B. Drury
    LF- HanRam
    CF-McCutch
    RF- Braun
    Util- Blackmon
    BN – Bregman (DTD)
    BN- Trumbo
    SP-Arrieta
    SP-Sale
    SP-MadBum
    RP-Britton
    RP-Diaz
    P- Lugo
    P-T. Thornburg
    BN-Roark
    BN-Tanaka
    BN – Salazar (DTD)
    BN- Carrasco (DTD)
    Thanks bud

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @johnny be good: First what stats are you behind in? Without knowing that, it is tough to advice you..Who would you bench for another bat? Your lineup is solid..I would add Colome…

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: My bad, I see what you need..Still Colome is your best bet..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnny be good: Don’t see how you’re replacing a bat… I guess Asdrubal over Drury… Can try Colome (or any of those closers) but is one save going to make a difference?

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        @Grey: He has (1) save on me currently and we both have 3 closers each, and since were so close, 1 save could make or break it. So I guess it comes down to do you think Drury has gone cold and hes worth a swap out or do I simply pick up Colome (I’m assuming he’d be the best out of the RP’s available)

        • Grey

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          I’d bet on Asdrubal helping me more, and getting saves with the guys I have already

        • johnny be good says:
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          @johnny be good: Colome has Boston the next three days, Jim Johnson is availalbe with Atlanta taking on Miami, Maurer (SD) will be taking on SF,

  8. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    No mention of Jennie Baker getting the win for the Padres? Pretty cool seeing Zach Morris catching her but the dad from the Wonder Years was a real jerk!

  9. Tigres says:
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    Last call for Schmotatoes! Looking forward to Buy/Sell this afternoon and thanks Grey and RB team for a GREAT season.

  10. William Hung says:
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    Not to toot my own horn, but I believe I tried to pump up Carlos Santana early on the year – only nobody was listening…

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Hey you’re batting .010!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: .010 is better than ,000

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: That would not bode well.

      • William Hung says:
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        @The Hack: Once the Indians announced that Santana was going to be moved to the leadoff spot back in April, I was saying he’d probably reach 30 HRs with those extra ABs and be a good pick up. Nobody thought much of it at the time, and I went with the crowd. Like Cram It said, I’m batting .010

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: So even YOU didn’t think much of it? Haha.

        • The Hack says:
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          @William Hung: but why? More at bats means more home runs. This is good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: I linked to your comment from May saying Santana will now hit 30+ HRs

  11. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I once went by the name Wally Jointer during my brief stint as a free-style rapper at drunken house parties in 1999.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: HA, we need someone else on the boards here that does go as Wally Jointer and just brings up old shizz

  12. G says:
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    Getting spanked in my championship matchup and overthinking every move. I’m down in every hitting category by one or two in each category. For today, would you start polanco (against left pomeranz), Kiermier (also against a left), or hernan Perez?

    • Grey

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      @G: Polanco

    • knucks says:
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      @G: The Pirates are playing the Nats tonight. I think you meant Kiermier vs Pom and Polanco also against a Lefty (Gio Gonzo). Not sure that changes Grey’s mind or anything.

      I’d go Polanco as well. Though he and the rest of my bats have dragged me down from 2nd to 5th place in the last three weeks.

  13. peacecoast says:
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    hey grey! been zoned out last few weeks cuz I ran out of FAAB money and am in solid 2nd place. Have to thank you in large part for my success this year. Early keeper question!

    12 team mixed, 5 OF, 2 catcher league, no innings limit
    snake draft, I will have the 11th and 23rd pick then we start snaking.
    keepers by round, choose 5.

    Bryant 2
    VV 27
    villar 20
    H perez 20
    mazara 20
    gattis 20 (2 catcher league!)
    goldie 1
    d gordon 2
    pollock 2
    yellich 6
    polanco 5

    I think Villar, Mazara, VV, Gattis,, Bryant (my picks in round 1 and 2 are so late).

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: The ones you said, but I might go Perez or Polanco over VV…

  14. Steve says:
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    Kazmir, Ynoa, or Suarez for a stream today?

    Steam-o loves Kaz, but a little concerned w him coming back from injuries and I need the innings.

    Thanks!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: Actually, Suarez owned in my league. Options for today are Ynoa, Kazmir, Wisler, Alex Meyer

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Steve: Wisler, would say Kaz, but he’s an injury mess

  15. Scott says:
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    WHoah. Matt Andriese rolls up into Boston and wins?!?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Sorry, Baltimore.

  16. KeeblerMN says:
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    Hey, I’m all for advertising dollars coming your way but… why is there a monistat 7 add playing on the right side of your blog? Doesn’t seem to say much for your 4 girl readers..

    • peacecoast says:
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      @KeeblerMN: it’s for Grey silly, he gets vaginitis

  17. Scott says:
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    Rotowire’s “spin” on Scooter:
    He now has 14 homers and 54 RBIs on the season, which aren’t great numbers but are respectable for a second-baseman.

    Yeah, for last year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Hilarious!

  18. Jason says:
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    Game 4 of a (possible) 5 game series and I need 2 starters… Hammel vs. STL (Reyes), Cotton vs. TEX (Lewis), Duffy @ DET (Fulmer), Taillon vs. WAS (Gonzalez), Ross @ PIT (Nova), and Miranda @ MIN (Duffey). Looking for my best shot at wins. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason: That’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for ’em.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Cram It: Effin A!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Hammel, Cotton

  19. Scott says:
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    Eduardo Nunez or Cesar Hernandez?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Eduardo Hernandez.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott:

      Cesar Nunez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Eduardo

  20. Fungazi says:
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    No homers for Gary Sanchez last night, is he hurt?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Fungazi: He had 2 walks, he was working on his OBP..hehe

  21. Schoolboy P says:
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    Its been a great ride, Im in the championship for both my H2H leagues and in first place of my big money roto league by 12.5 points!

    Please pick your first and second choice streamers:

    Miranda @ MIN
    Anderson @ LAD
    Ray @ BAL
    Lewis @ OAK
    Chen vs. ATL

    Thanks for a great year of reading! Looking forward to your e-book.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schoolboy P: Not great choices…Miranda, Anderson

  22. The Hack says:
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    Grandal and that super sexy .225 BA. Oh yeah. That’s the boo that bring you down. On a real note I broke him down for a friend last night and he is evidence for the juice ball theory. How does a guy actually get worse and yet hits 10 more homers than he should. His plate discipline is at an all time low and has zero luck yet his hr/fb is at 25% and his hard% is up 9% from where it should be. Grandal will be over drafted for 2017

    • Scott says:
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      @The Hack: Technically, all catchers are overdrafted.

      • The Hack says:
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        @Scott: I don’t buy that theory

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Hack: Overdrafted? No way, Grandal’s an after 200 overall pick, even by schmoes at ESPN

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: no way. He’ll be over rated by some major site.

  23. Scott says:
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    Melky Cabrera or Alex Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Neither? Dickerson

  24. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Things are looking bleak in the semis, my friend. Looks like I’m going to be a victim of the H2H format.
    21 HRs, 60 RBIs last week(crazy right?)

    3 HRs, 9 RBIs so far this week(ugh).

    It’s officially miracle time. But It’s been a great ride coming back from the dead after a 3-6 start.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Phil of the Future:

      “its not over till its over ” Yogi..

      Hang in there, I see you having a huge next 3 days and coming back from the dead once more!

    • zombie says:
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      @Phil of the Future: We are indeed. Being similarly victimized as well. Circle up! BEST 3 days ever forthcoming…

  25. Schlitzy says:
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    Double batty call bombs with Carter and gennet – thank you hitter tron

  26. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Coming down to the wire in my H2H for a spot in the championship game. In my quest to overmanage, do I bench Polanco v. Gio Gonzalez in favor of Toddfather v. Bauer?

  27. Coolwhip

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    correction: Jup went 2-6 yday (not that it really matters)

    Kang vs Gio or Buxton vs Paxton? leaning Bux
    btw, thanks for writeups for another season, made the morning coffee go down smoother. daiquiri incoming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, fixed… Buxton… No worries…

  28. ElBoss says:
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    My pick for home run leader is Bumgarner, then hes going to start playing 1st base and get extra position eligibilty, then he will switch with the pitcher everyso often and be a gangster, what do you think?

    • Grey

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      Not a bad pick, bit outside the box

    • ElBoss says:
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      @ElBoss: now lets get serious, would he be your first pick then? 20 wins/26 homer season.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Babe Ruth

  29. ElBoss says:
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    If a pitcher played the field, would he be allowed to switch positions with the pitcher and switch back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It happens occasionally already… Maddon played 3 pitchers in the outfield this year

  30. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    I need to choose one of the following batters …

    Gyorko vs Arrieta
    Saunders vs Bryan Mitchell
    Duvall vs Z Davies

    And, which A’s batter do you like more vs Cole Hamels, Healy or Semien?

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko…Healy

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Grey: one more, batter …

        Frazier vs Bauer
        Semein vs Hamels

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier

  31. Five-On-One says:
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    Last start of the year SON values. Can we play believe/full of sh!t?

    1) Pineda vBAL on 9/30, $27
    2) Kazmir @SD on 9/29, $21.9
    3) Joe Ross vAZ on 9/29, $16.4
    4) Wisler vPHI on 9/29, $12.9
    5) Bradley vSD on 10/1, $12.1

    Then, can I ask you to rank these five starts? I may need to grab up to 4 of them (desperate times and all).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trust none of these, but if I had to I’d go Wisler…. If four, then don’t start Ross

  32. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    For anyone who dares Please pick 2 :
    Fowler vs. Leake
    Polanco vs. Gio
    Asdrubal vs. Hellickson
    Mazara @ Graveman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler, Polanco

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey:

        1. Much appreesh. I’ve been living of batty calls/matchups for the better part of 2 weeks. My offense is on life support. I hit under .200 for the 7th time in this period yesterday.

        2. I checked out the perts league standings. Gonna be a tough one to crack for you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Think I’m done… I mean I’ll keep trying, but the hole is starting to look insurmountable…

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Yup. Not impossible though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah…*Big Al sigh*…I hope not

  33. GregJeffries says:
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    Another exemplary write up, Mr. Grey!
    Where do you see Gary Sanchez ranked headed into 2017?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Around 75 overall, maybe top 50 if people get crazy with themselves

    • The Hack says:
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      @GregJeffries: in the bad mutha fucka tier

      • GregJeffries says:
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        Haha. He IS a bad mamma jamma!
        I already have Altuve and Betts, which 3 are you guys keeping out of:
        – K. Seager
        – G. Sanchez
        – K. Davis
        – Hanley
        – Darvish
        – Arrietta (no f’ing way, right!?)

  34. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    One last lineup question:

    lefty killer SRod vs. Gio
    or
    Franco @ Ynoa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sean-Rod

  35. daze says:
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    so much like you I dropped Grandal last week
    I picked up Joseph. Now that Howard is healthy the report is he is going to play more.
    Not sure what that means.
    Joseph came in as a pinch hitter yesterday .
    Do i go back to Grandal or would you hold Joseph.
    Its probably a flip of the coin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went back to Grandal

  36. Scott says:
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    Im playing Tap Baseball 2016 and Jon Jay is called “The Federalist” You should get royalties!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is some flaming bullshit!

  37. bruuuuuce says:
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    What are the chances that David Robertson gets a save this weekend? I’m in a H2H points league championship and I can get Roberston out for a starting pitcher (Norris or Cotton) this weekend who I know will actually take the mound.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, no way of knowing

      • bruuuuuce says:
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        @Grey:
        *flips coin*
        coin rolls under refrigerator
        dammit!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  38. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey!

    Better keepr for 2017 in a league that counts Avg and OBP: Correa or Odor? Has to be Correa due to the OBP, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  39. Nation says:
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    What are your thoughts on Tommy Joseph breaking out for next year? Has 21hrs in ~300abs. Walk rate is worrisome (<5%) but he isnt a completely free swinger (22%k), and based off whats hes done this year he looks like he could be a guy that hits 35hrs next year if he gets the playing time. Do you think he could be a starter in 12 tm mixed for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see him hitting around 25 HRs whether he plays full time or not… Don’t see him as a breakout guy

  40. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME************

  41. Stickball Al says:
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    Middle infielders are so deep this year that I found 2 great ones in 3 foot deep waiver mud with my toe’s !!!

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