You wanna know what’s on my mind?  “If the Nationals wouldn’t have shut down Stephen Strasburg three years ago, would they have been eliminated a day earlier this year?”  No, that’s not on my mind.  “Is there anything to your business idea of selling 500-foot rulers outside the courthouse to people who just got restraining orders?”  That’s been on my mind, but that wasn’t what I was thinking about now.  “What does Strasburg offer us for 2016?”  Yes, that was what I was thinking.  How did you read my mind?  “I’m you.”   Shh, you’re ruining the illusion.  Yesterday, he went 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Prettttay, pretttay good.  Of course, Effin Stressbird has been an ulcer all year with his 4.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and continual injuries that have left him with only 98 1/3 IP.  When digging deeper — and it hurts me soul, Lupe Fiasco, to say this — he doesn’t look bad.  His velocity went up this year to 95.3 MPH from 94.8; his K/9 is down 10.1 to 9.7, but I think that’s just due to his control, and a 9.7 K/9 isn’t bad.  He hasn’t been as sharp with command, but couldn’t that be due to the back problems he’s fighting?  I hate him as much as anyone that is making hashtags by combining MLK and the dipshit in Kentucky, but if I’m looking at his stats with impartial eyes, he doesn’t look terrible for 2016.  For this year, just give me three more effin starts like last night, you Effin Stressbird.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael TaylorNats said Taylor’s knee is swollen.  I don’t believe they meant “swollen” as in the Urban Dictionary definition of swollen, which means to “get buff while in prison.”

Yunel Escobar – Out with 103-degree fever.  The Nationals said at first they thought he was deliriously singing Peggy Lee.

Ryan Zimmerman – Two sources close to the Nats said Zimmerman could miss significant time due to his oblique.  Those two sources are the worst impersonators of Woodward and Bernstein ever.  This is your scoop?!  One of the most injury prone players is hurt?  Wow!  How about the headline, “Water is Wet?”

Bryce Harper – 3-for-4, 3 runs and two solo homers (35, 36), hitting .336 on the year.  Harper’s rebound year (and Machado) is (are) a reminder(s) to not forget Giancarlo.

Steven Matz – Early yesterday, the Mets said, “We may not have a Matt Harvey announcement today and we need our rotation announcement of the day, so Matz will start Friday.”

Matt Harvey – “We lied.  Harvey will be skipped in his next start.”

Michael Cuddyer – Expected to return on Friday.  When a reporter asked what he was returning from, Cuddyer said, “Honestly, I’ve lost track of my injuries.”

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Because we all love unrealistic prorating, d’Arnaud has 11 homers in 49 games.  I think he’s a 25-homer catcher, too.  Even if he prorates to more than that.  We should make up Razzball shirts, “I prorate to nine inches.”

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer.  It feels greedy to want him to stay hot and get to 40 homers.  But I’m greedy, y’all!

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  Informal poll, who’s better next year:  Harvey or deGrom?

Fernando Rodney – Recorded his first blown save as a Cub yesterday.  That comes at a terrible time for McClendon’s H2H team.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 KS, ERA at 3.50.  This start came in Busch against the Cardinals, which sounds like an erotic thriller set in the Vatican, and I was half (maybe more like 75%) expecting Lester to get bombed.  The Stream-o-Nator was showing some interesting figures.  “Sexy!”  No, Hitter-Tron, figures as in numbers, not curves.  SON had $17.6 vs. the Cardinals for Lester and, in Lester’s next start in Pittsburgh, it’s down to $6.2.  I’d guess it would be reversed, but I didn’t ask Rudy and thus far, it was right to like the start in St. Louis.  What does all this mean?  That there was only one day game yesterday, so I had extra time to write his blurb.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, hitting .320.  It’s a good sign, but before we start naming our firstborn, Baez, I’d like to see more.  You know, maybe try to remain impartial and not completely Baez.

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks as he tied owners to the WHIPping post.  I’d kinda like to own C-Mart next year, so, in the name of Giancarlo, can we please shut him down?

Mat Latos – Scratched from his start with a stiff neck.  That’s what happens when you get a Viagra lodged in your throat.

Jimmy Rollins – Has missed three straight games, but is expected back on Friday.  Rollins is dealing with a sore index finger.  That’s the finger he was using to point at himself when he said, “You want me to sit for Corey Seager?”

Yasmani Grandal – Missed his third straight game due to inflammation in his shoulder.  Maybe OBPWulf is sore, but the Dodgers already seem like they’re trying to get people healthy for the playoffs, i.e., sitting all kinds of people.   The previous two schmohawks included.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer as he hit leadoff.  You might be scratching your head, “Why was he leading off?”  Because he played left field and Crawford has been leading off and playing left, so Mattingly used the same lineup card and didn’t have enough White Out.

Garrett Richards – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Solid start against the Dodgers B lineup.  Actually, now that I look at the Dodgers lineup, do they have an A lineup?  Thank your lucky stars (like Pauly Shore) for Kershaw and Greinke.

Jose Fernandez – Cleared to start on Saturday.  Yes, he should be shut down, but you can only lead common sense to the Marlins; you can’t make them drink.

Tom Koehler – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Oh.  Wait, what?  Isn’t Koehler a brand of toilets and should be considered as much?  Well, if you had the trouser oranges to start him, more power to you, but now you can drop him.

Jonathan Lucroy – Sat out yesterday with concussion symptoms.  He said that he looked at his season long stats and got woozy.

CC Sabathia – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.16.  If 1997 to 2007 were a decade, Sabathia could’ve had some Jack Morris-type HOF support.

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I kinda want him to get to 20 homers just so some stunod drafts him next year.  For psychological reasons, 18 or 19 homers just doesn’t seem as enticing.

Adam Jones – Out again yesterday and I want to drop him so bad I can taste it and I don’t even know what dropping a player tastes like but it’s there on the tip of my tongue.  This…bitterness.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  Not a bad start in tough environs (Yankee Stadium).  By the by, don’t ever say environs in conversation or the person you’re talking to has permission to punch you in the mouth.

Brandon Crawford – Still out with oblique and calf soreness.   He’s only a back and neck soreness behind Glen Perkins.  Step up yo’ game, Crawford!

Collin McHugh – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the A’s.  Ouch, that should’ve been a cakewalk.  Well, it was a cakewalk early on, then he ran into Billy Butler (2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer) and Moobs had to defend his cake.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  I’m pretty sure if Bumgarner had as many at-bats as Gomez, he’d have more than 11 homers.  Cust kayin’.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 19th homer.  Member Geiger Girl?  I wonder if she’s embarrassed about her past love for Rasmus.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  This is neither funny nor interesting, but I love watching Gattis homer.  He straight lumberjacks pitches.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Reddick took McHugh deep.  McHugh is not a nickname for something else.

Billy Burns – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Now four straight games with two hits.  Put some butter on Burns because he’s sizzling.

Pablo Sandoval – Left yesterday’s game with mid-back tightness.  If only he could spin his head around 180 degrees, he’d have a six-pack.  Which he’d likely promptly drink.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I’m gonna be silly excited for Betts next year, so, as a favor to me, please stop hitting this year.

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and 32nd homer.  He will keep doing this until he’s 54 years old.  Which is next year.

Chris Colabello – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Damn, I was gonna Sodastream yesterday, but you can’t be sure he’s going to play every day, which is tough when there’s an afternoon game and Soda Popinski isn’t in it.

Maikel Franco – Took swings and could return.  Ugh, so stoopid.  Just let him rest until next spring!  He doesn’t need these two weeks of at-bats to re-injure his wrist.  You’re upsetting Prospect Mike too.  And he’s a hangnail away from losing it.

Hector Olivera – 3-for-5.  Dude is locked in like when Mattingly got in his car and forgot the keys.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Yeah, but it was the Phillies and he gets the 1927 Blue Jays next.  Teheran’s about to get bombed like, uh, Teheran.

Cole Hamels – Could be pushed back a day after a comebacker struck him on the shoulder.  That’s pretty cool, I’d like to get pushed back a day.  How about pushed back to Christmas Day 1988 when I got my Hutch Trickstar?  So rad!

Mark Trumbo – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .261.  Funny thing (not funny at all), if Trumbo gets to 25 homers with a .260 average, it’s really not that bad of a year.

Kyle Seager – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this first time two teammates had four-hit nights with a home run since the last time two teammates did it.  Elias is really slacking.

Vidal Nuno – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I’ve never done DraftKings, but I’m gonna guess the guy who grabbed Nuno got paid.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.89.  In all seriousness, even Teheran’s had a few good games.  In all all seriousness, even J.A. Happ’s had good stretches.  In all all all seriousness, can Samardzija throw one good game?!

Tyler Saladino – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting over .300 in the last week.  I’ve been rocking him in one league since he was called up.  Okay, technically, I’m not winning that league, but don’t be so technical.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 27th homer.  Yeah, all I wanted was 27 homers from him and I said I’d be good, but, c’mon, three more and we are so good.  Don’t you wanna be so good with me?

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .310.  In about a half a season, he has 8 HRs and 7 SBs.  If he were to just double that, he’s a top five shortstop next year.  Chances are he’s going to do much more.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd consecutive game with a homer.  He platoons with some LLAMAS on most days, so it’s hard to schmotato or even cyclops him.  A new reader just came across the site, read that previous line and was like, “What is this handsome mustachioed man talking about?”

Dustin Garneau – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Dustin Garneau?  Did Justin Morneau have such a bad concussion that he doesn’t even know his name?

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Imma let you finish, but Gyorko is the greatest post-hype sleeper of all-time!

Matt Kemp – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  After the game, Kemp went to the hottest club in San Diego, the Kiwanis Club in Little Italy.

Wil Myers – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, a day after hitting a home run.  A rising schmotato?  Don’t mind if I do!

Yangervis Solarte – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting near-.500 in the last week.  For fair warning, I’ve just picked him up, so the cold streak is nigh, a word that sounds like it belongs on Talk Like A Pirate Day.

James Shields – 6 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  Considering he pitches in the NL and his home games in Petco, he’s gotta be considered as bad as Samardzija.

Glen Perkins – Received a cortisone shot in his back and now Jose Bautista is going to swinging him by his feet and hit a home run.  Fo’seriously, I’d be shocked if Perkins sees more than another two saves this year.

Miguel Sano – Didn’t start in his 2nd straight game with a sore hamstring.  “I request a rewrite from Nicholas Sparks on The Sanotebook.”  In the 12th inning, Sano came in and hit his 16th homer, the game winner.  “Thank you, Mr. Sparks.”

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  As a claymation Sly Stallone would say, “That’s Zobrist, baby!”

Kris Medlen – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Hey, at least he looks okay against a team he should look okay against (Twins).  Stream-o-Nator hates his next start and I wouldn’t go near it either.

J.P. Arencibia – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 4th homer this week.  Ugh, please, just add him.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Yes, you would’ve been better off drafting Forsythe in the 4th round rather than Rendon.

Mike Mahtook – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Fun fact!  When Mahtook was in high school English, his teacher would say, “No, it’s taken.”

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Hey, that’s the password for my luggage backwards.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.79 on the Pirates.  It’s 3.87 overall, but it doesn’t matter.  Not enough season left to worry about what someone did in June.  Happ’s in one of those dream states like Inception, if Inception was about a pitcher in the zone and not about a bunch of stuff that I don’t understand.  Happ should just be owned.  In every league.  Matchup doesn’t even matter at this point.

Jung-ho Kang – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer, a grand salami.  Or as they call it in Korea, ballgogi.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer.  The Cracker Barrel smelling salts finally reached him!

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes.  He slammed his helmet down and said, “I’m gonna let Skip take it from here!”  Then Bryan Price came out onto the field and said, “Ump, why don’t you bend over and use your good eye?  You are the f***ing stupidest f***ing motherf***er I’ve ever f***ing seen!  And I’ve seen some stupid motherf***ing idiots!  I once saw a motherf***er break a ketchup bottle while trying to condimentize his motherf***ing burger!  I once watched a Vine of someone purposely getting kicked in the nuts.  Now that motherf***er was stupid!  But you take the motherf***ing stupid cake!  Now kick me out of the game before I further upset that child in the 1st row.”

 
  1. J-FOH says:
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    Would “We Prorate Our Small Sample Sizes” be more Razzy?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @J-FOH: Subtext is completely absent without a “that’s what she said!”. More like FanGraphsy……NERD!

      • J-FOH says:
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        To be clear of your point, if one doesn’t use a subtext then they are a nerd and if they do then they are the opposite of a nerd…..cool?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: It does sound more nerdy like that

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: because we are….it’s fantasy baseball

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How dare you!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you keep telling yourself that. Ill let you in on a little secret…oh nevermind. You’re a nerd like the rest of us. Like I’ve told you before FBB is the calculator and pocket protector crowd and FFB is the bud light and pork rinds crowd.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think of you in the calculator crowd

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’m the savant.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, who doesn’t know the definition of savant

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: that makes no sense

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m no nerd! Did you watch MasterChef? It was so good!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: your socks choices beg to differ

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those are Soul Socks, Jodeci endorses them

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: besides isotoners, I wouldn’t wear anything because its endorsed by anyone

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If Jodeci actually endorsed something, you’d be all over it b/c that is Spanish fly with your baby’s mama

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: My man parts are Spanish Fly for her

                    • Jay

                      Jay says:
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                      hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Seriously…Does she like the beard?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      don’t change topic, I asked and she doesn’t like Jodeci and who doesnt like the beard…okay who doesnt like the beard that matters. My haters are just jelly.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Word

  2. slimbo says:
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    Happ or Holland ros?

    Wanna give yelich the boot in my keeper, who would you pickup Holland Fiers or Pineda?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @slimbo: Keep Yelich.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slimbo: Holland…Keep Yelich

  3. Eric says:
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    Start Holland at Safeco against the King?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Sure

    • Hawk says:
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      @Eric:

      1) Felix looks like crap recently and
      2) Holland looks awesome recently and
      3) Yeah and
      4) Start all pitchers against the Mariners and
      5) ESPECIALLY when they’re in Safeco

      TL;DR: Yes.

  4. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey ,

    back to you for the last rush…and not the last clash
    Fortunately, i have a bye week now, else i would have lost in 1/4 finals!!

    my pitching staff is killing me : Heaney, TJWalker, Ventura and Shields, ERA at 6.00 with too many walks! Salazar & Archer last week caused me trouble
    on the brigth side i have 8saves! and 2holds (could it be the same next 2weeks) with Allen, Kansen, Tolleson, Ramos, Shaw

    my batting staff is a bit down as well:
    Springer ‘s not hitting (yet), Zimmy is injured (is he a keeper for next year?), and Wong is cold as ice
    + i need to activate WillyMyers –> drop Ryan Zimm if he’s not a keeper, or Wong

    1)Pickable batters : Trumbo, Eaton, Hot Beltran!, Marisnick (for Wong or Zimmy)

    2)pickable/streamable pitchers :
    JHapp, Tomlin (2starts), Porcello, Nola (2starts), JKelly, AWood
    Droppable: Ventura, BeanyHeaney, …Shields(2starts)?
    i would add Happ (tuesday vs cubs Lester)for Ventura now, and get back Ventura for Friday18 against Randy The Wolf?
    Tomlin and Nola: “bad” matchups on monday respectively vs Zimmerman(WAS) and Volquez(KC)

    3)good RPs avb: KJepsen(MIN vs DET Angels), Wilhemsen(SEA vs LAA TEX)even if i don’t really need saves but better than …
    Expendable: JWilson (NYY vs Mets and WAS), AJRamos (MIA vs TB and Mets)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Trumbo…Lose Zimmerman 2) I don’t know anyone’s matchup, Happ 3)Is there a question?

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fab work.

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Ever watch The Dating Game? What a show. They make the girls ask those thinly veiled questions about sex but not about insertion. Like…
    Girl:”Batchelor #2. If I were a popsicle what would you do to me? It’
    Batchelor #2:”If you were a popsicle, I’d take your wrapper off (if you know what I mean), then I’d grab a hold of your sticks (if you know what I mean), then I’d press you against the counter (if you know what I mean) and snap you in half saving 1/2 in the freezer for later. You know what I mean, if you understand what I’m getting at.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, unkie Grey! That was from an obscure stand-up gig on this ‘Ultimate Norm Macdonald’ pack that I downloaded last week. It also has his appearance on The View, when he admits that he’s lazy and that he’s only read 6 books in his life.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Chicks like guys who openly admit that they’re lazy. It’s the anti-Protestantism in them.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha!

          • The Tribe says:
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            @Ante GALIC: Keep telling yourself that sensei! Up top bruh! Woo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, nephew!

  6. Pleasant Odor says:
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    I’m in the first round of the playoffs and need some advice.

    My debatable guys that I could drop are Tomlin, Jungman, Belt, Granderson, McHugh, Samardzija….

    It’s a 10 player dynasty league.

    My other pitchers (matz, ross odorizzi, kazmir, sale, wood, gonzalez)

    Would you consider any of those above guys droppable for the likes of Cuhna, and any daily streaming pitcher or would you hold and hope for the best?

  7. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Dustin Garneau and Moe Bauer sure could hit back in the day.

  8. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    On my bye and prepping for next week playoff. Someone dropped Kang. I have Baez and Eduardo Escobar for 2b. Worth going after Kang?

    Also, my league is H2H category with Holds. Was looking at picking up Colome but not sure who to drop. My entire pitching staff is: price, madbum, Carrasco, salazar, leake, stroman, Nelson, kimbrel, wilhemson, rondon, strop, will smith. Was thinking my options are Leake, Stroman, Nelson, Rondon. Thoughts? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Sure…Why do you want Colome?

      • G says:
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        @Grey:
        In the past two weeks he has about 5 holds and a 0.00 era and is the best available RP for saves available. Which of those pitchers I listed would you drop?

        • Grey

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          Drop Smith if you need a new Holds guy

  9. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    Grey, thanks for the blurb on Votto! I’m going to go through the first few hours of this morning chuckling thinking about that, while also swearing like that under my breath when I look at people throughout the day!

  10. cubjet says:
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    Prado or Solarte?

  11. Votto you doin later? says:
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    Canha just keeps hitting and no one in my league believes…

    Canha, Turner or Moss ROS?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Votto you doin later?: Everyone needs to give up on Moss, don’t they?

      Close call between Turner and Canha, position needs could come into play.

  12. JWRAY says:
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    Dare I start Danny Salazar against Detroit after his crap fest of a start against them in his last outing? How about Luis Severino at home against Toronto? These starts scare me a little.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JWRAY: DET owns him.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:

        G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
        9 9 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 55.0 60 29 28 9 13 60 4.58 1.33 .280

        Well, he does have the shutout. Take that out though……yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JWRAY: I’d start both in some leagues, they are risky

  13. apiatt34 says:
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    Is Wong dropable for Forsythe?

  14. EA says:
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    Should I drop Harvey? Next round of playoffs is the championship round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: Sure

  15. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Down in virtually all pitching stats. In desperate need of wins/QS. Have one more move left this week.

    Who would you rather start?
    Rea @ San Francisco
    Danks at home vs. Minnesota

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Danks

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: White Sox have since announced Danks won’t be making his start.

        What about these options?
        Locke at home vs Mil
        Rea @ SF
        Bettis @ Sea

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Locke

  16. nick the dick says:
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    And Perkins is only a pussy and a crack behind Khia

  17. Clint says:
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    3 Keeper league questions:
    12 team roto
    1) Who should I drop to claim Buxton: Myers or Khris Davis

    8 team H2H Points
    2) Which catcher ROS: Lucroy, D’Arnaud or McCann?
    3) Assuming Franco comes back this season, which 3 would you roster ROS and as potential keepers (need 1 3B & 2 utilities): Carpenter, Kendrys, Franco, Addison, Lindor

    Thanks as always Grey. Really appreciate all the help this & every season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: 1) Davis 2) Travis 3) Not Morales, Addison…No problem

  18. Scott says:
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    White Out. ROFL!

  19. Scott says:
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    That sounds like the combination an idiot would have on his luggage!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Scott: No jokes, it’s worked for me for the past 10 years of international travel.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • The Tribe says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Well, that is evident regardless of traveling status.

  20. hankg says:
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    Best replacement OF option for A. Jones – JBJ, Polanco or Burns? Thanks.

  21. Don says:
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    Start Gyorko over Kipnis?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Don: There’s no way I would sign off on that. Gyorko has burned me like an unclean lover too many times.

      • Don says:
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        @CMUTimmah: I know, but Kip has been such a zero the past couple months. I’m probably going to play matchups with them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Nah

  22. CMUTimmah says:
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    Abreu flipping last year’s script… came out on fire, finished flat. This year came out without power, but has really turned it on lately.

    I hope he wants to be SO GOOD with me also, because I want 5 more home runs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: I hear ya, together we can make it happen!

  23. Jay says:
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    Keepi.g Stanton rendon Cain harvey and…

    A) baez
    B) Franco
    C)
    D) soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Franco

  24. TOG says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    Can I drop Adam Jones?

    Rodon is available and I’d like to pick him up. Right now I have a bench bat with Dickerson back. I have a first round bye. And for the semi-finals, Dickerson has 7 games at Coors.

    Who should I drop for Rodon?
    Bench bat: Jones, Dickerson, Fowler, or… Bauer, Nola, Kazmir, Fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOG: Dickerson

  25. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You trusting Severino against the Jays today? And no that’s not an anti-Semitic question.

  26. JMAC says:
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    Great call on Happ yesterday. Between he and Lester, fighting back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC: Nice!

  27. El Famous Burrito says:
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    You and Jose Abreu are like Michael Keaton in the movie Gung Ho, and 30 HR is 15,000 cars.

  28. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    I guess Stressberg is gonna try and get me to keep in my my 12 teamer. Go right on ahead through the H2H playoffs you S.O.B.!!!!

    Gyorko. 30 HRs next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I like to think you’re Gyorko, don’t tell me you’re not

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Let’s put it this way. I’m NOT not Gyorko….That’s all I’ll say.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, now I’ll get no work done, I knew you weren’t not Gyorko!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I’m also not not going to draft myself everywhere next year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would not not expect you to

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Well I’m certainly not not not surprised.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re too not not not not not not.

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Am not!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Which is a good thing, right?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: At this point I honestly have no idea

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or no no idea?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: No I meant I don’t not not have any idea. I think.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, yeah yeah yeah no?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: No, no, no, totally. Yeah.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now I don’t not got it!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: We didn’t not not do it!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know no!

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    You dropping D.Peralta, JBJ, Eaton for Burns or Trumbo or Werth or Gyork-Store?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  30. Brian says:
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    You starting Tyson Ross at home against Rockies?

  31. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: are you on Mr Robot? I started bingeing it last night. Pretty solid…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herschel: Someone whose taste I respect said it was the best show on this summer, one of best of the year… So, no, not yet, but I will

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: watched 4 episodes starting at 11 last night, so it caught my attention. References all the good ones – matrix, fight club, pi, American psycho, etc. and is actually really well shot. Knew nothing about it going in which i think helped.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, don’t tell me anymore

  32. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Sup brothaman….”condemetize” just became a regular vocabulary word for me. Many thanks!

    In 1 league Ive got Schwarber playing C. Would you drop Domingo Santana, Avasail Garcia, or Carlos Beltran for JP Arencibia and slide Schwarber to OF? Would you drop any of the OFs just mentioned for Burns or another likely available schmotato?

    ROS rank H2h points league: Rendon, Odor, Ian Desmond?

    Side Note: As a die hard Cards fan (been to 40 home games this year, was at game yesterday) it seems like in the Mozeliak era they go into an offensive nosedive right around this time of the year, only to get white hot the last week of the season. They’ll find ways to win but I wouldnt blink starting an SP3 or better against them.

  33. Zeus says:
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    Just want to thank the non kosher lobster lobstein. I’ve made nice money on draft kings against you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Lobstein, such a bottom dweller

  34. Green monstah says:
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    Hey grey man! I’m in the playoffs, looking to see if I should “trim the fat” on my team?

    It’s h2h pts/ weekly & redraft

    My roster:

    C- D’arnaud

    1b- Edwin encarncion

    2b- Brandon Philips

    3b- Frazier

    SS- correa

    IF- Kris bryant

    OF- Bryce Harper

    OF- jay Bruce

    OF- Khris Davis

    OF- Jackie Bradley Jr

    Utility- Corey seager

    DH- sano

    Bench-,joc Pederson, schwarber, Carlos Santana & have puig & Han ram on DL’s

    P- schzerzer

    P- Harvey

    P- Jeff smardza

    P- Jacob deGrom

    P- Carlos Martinez

    P- mike fiers

    Bench: syndergaard, yordando Ventura,

    Available bats:,Jayson werth, Adam eaton, Eduardo Escobar, oliveria

    Available arms:,Shelby miller, Lance Lynn , wisler

  35. Hamist02 says:
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    Need Ws in a tight race, but also cannot afford to get WHIPed. Would you start Burnett. 14 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  36. WILL says:
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    I have plenty of options at 2B, SS, and 3B, but I’m not sure I can continue to pass on Baez in a 12 team keeper league.
    My IF options are Rendon (2B, 3B), Correa (SS), Desmond (SS), Arenado (3B), Dozier (2B). should I drop Wil Myers, Billy Burns, or Ozuna for Baez or just stick with what I have? I have 2B, SS, 3B and 2 UTIL spots. My 1B options are Hosmer and Encarnacion so I really don’t have space for Baez right now, but find him hard to pass up.

    I could also drop Shelby Miller or Alex Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Desmond or Wood

  37. Randy Bobandy says:
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    I only know this because it was mentioned during the broadcast yesterday, but Joe Kelly is now 8-0 in his lat 8 starts, 2.59 ERA in 48 2/3 IP.

    Subtract the 1st start in that stretch (5IP w/5ER) and his ERA is 1.85 over his last 7 starts.

    However, can’t touch him @Baltimore next…or can I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  38. J-FOH says:
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    Masterchef:the breaking of Jack’s spirit.

    From the beginning of the show I was flipping my shit. How and the f**k do they go team challenge with the final four. To preface, this is my first time going to wire to wire with the show. But really WHY?!?!?!!!! As soon as I saw Nick pick claudia I knew they would lose. She’s a terrible team mate. Is this common to have the best chef bounced before the finale? In the words of SteveNZ…FFS!!!!!!! I hate them all now. All my hate is directed at all of the remaining contestants. I hope they all lose. F***them in the neck. They got an easier road now and don’t deserve the win. Punk ass bitch Derrick and psycho farmer got a free pass because claudia f***ed nick over. She can not be that dumb. Skin up!!!!!. Kinda like laces out. She put the red pepper sauce on the crab cake. She should of gone home. I know my mexican women and she knew exactly what she was doing. My spirit is gone. I am numb. I don’t even want to watch the finale. I will never love again. It’s over.

    PS. Derrick has fucked up bad the last three weeks and yet keeps sliding through. I don’t know who I want to hit harder in the face, him or the annoying Chinese kid from LA. I’m so pissed right now. I hope my sunday post isn’t affected by this outcome. I cant be held responsible for my actions at this time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I knew it would be Nick or Derrick in the finale with Claudia. Was only a matter of which guy… Nick lost because they wanted him to lose and couldn’t knock out last girl… You know the fix is in when they’re like, “It looks great, but it tastes slightly off.” Yeah, like the audience at home can ‘taste slightly off.’ $5 says his cake was actually better, but it was predetermined

      On a side note, is Derrick four-eleven? Claudia towered over him yesterday…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Yes! I thought it was predetermined too. Everything about your cake is perfect and exactly how we want it but you used too much sugar as you demonstrated on the fly how amazing you are. Even though everything about your competitors cake was wrong, she did get the / of it correct sowhy don’t you get the f**k out of here. I need to find out if he gets his own spot and go give him my money.

        Claudia is a BMW (Big Mexican Woman), they exist, oh do they exist. I’d hit that to get the breakfast the next day. No, no I wouldn’t, f**k her, she hurt Nick, she cut him, I got my homies back for life.

        Call me scorned or crazy, but I don’t feel like playing fantasy baseball any more…this year. I’m going to grab a bottle of wild turkey, go into my room and lay in the fetal position for the next week. Ive cried so much Im dehydrated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Everything about your competitor’s cake is wrong, but she got the part we listed in the recipe right… I can’t believe they gave recipes too… I can follow an effin recipe… That’s the first time I’ve seen that on MasterChef…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’ll be honest, if I feel this way come next week,I wont watch finale.

            And why did they make it look like it was her decision to make? I hope they dont bring her back. She sucks.

            To continue on the conspiracy trip, last night was the first time ever Ive seen judges in a cooking competition be cool with duck skin that wasnt crispy. It has always been presented as either make it crispy or dont make it all. I hate MC! my emotions cant handle it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Tosi’s a great baker, her stuff is insane to eat, but she’s terrible as a judge… That duck skin looked awful! Duck 101, crisp up the skin

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I can’t talk about this any more, Im getting all worked up again

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Understood

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              BTW, Cougs set me up for an audition for MasterChef, happens right after the season

              • Broken hearted hate says:
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                @Grey: do we need to make t shirts in support?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: does this mean I have to make Team Grey T-Shirts?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, I think I’m good personality wise but I don’t think I have the cooking chops

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I dont have the chops and I would be bad for TV

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but you’d be amazing at the announcement of me getting on the show, carrying me around and waving an American flag

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’d be your best hype man.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or the mute heavy…Like the Indian in Cuckoo’s Nest

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      And your comment made me think of hacksaw Jim Duggan

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I bought Rudy a badass Ric Flair t-shirt that says Flair for president, Wooooooooooo!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      As long as I’m not drinking I could be your big naked indian…wait wrong movie

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That made me think of Lena Dunham *shudders*

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Hey, I want that shirt, in my best Ted McGinley impersonation, “That’s my shirt”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re more like Ogre

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I would no argue that….or maybe John Goodman as the coach? A fatter booger?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A fat booger is kinda genius… Poin(too much)dextrose.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I recorded that last night!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s so good!

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: This was a very entertaining thread! My favorite line last night was Nick saying, “Thank you baby jesus”.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha…I want someone to say, “Thank you, Adult Jesus.”

  39. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Are you starting Severino today v. TOR (Price) in a close fight for ERA/WHIP? Sev was great against the Jays last time, but I feel like I’m playing with fire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  40. Broken hearted hate says:
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    Name change feels right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, the site didn’t want to accept this at first

  41. Dkohn says:
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    Wouldn’t have thought I’d have to ask this question, but

    Start Shelby Miller tonight vs Mets?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • Dkohn says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. zombie says:
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    Thanks for your continued thorough recap despite many moving onto the pigskin. Given the overall team offensive disparity (ATL vs. CWS) do you think that Hecter O. will be a substantial upgrade over Avisail for the stretch run? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d want Olivera

  43. Dorian says:
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    Hey Baseball Team! Thanks, specifically to Grey for this article. Nice read!

    In Yahoo, Manny Machado just earned SS with his 5th start at the position. Would he be the #1 SS for 2016 should it carry over? Or is that going to be Tulo because he’s with the Jays?

    And if it carries over, thank God, I don’t need to look for an SS next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Machado’s the top SS

  44. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    In the middle of a playoff matchup and I’m looking to drop some dead weight from my roster so I can activate Jose Fernandez in another day, and add another starter to maximize my categories. 5 x 5 but OBP in place of AVG. I currently have D’Arnaud & Salvador Perez. Perez has been a hot mess in the 2nd half (especially in regards to OBP). At 2nd base I have Kolten Wong, Javier Baez and just added Jedd Gyorko. I do need speed, but Wong batting low in the order and not running has been wearing my patience thin (I know a week or so ago you were telling owners to go ahead and drop him). I know you are a former Gyorko fan club card carrying member. Would you ride the hot streak of Gyorko and go ahead and drop Wong?

    And finally, in the outfield I have McCutchen, Justin Upton, and Dexter Fowler (all great), and Gardner who was awesome in the first half has also been terrible over the past month+. I do need speed, so I don’t really want to cut both Gardner & Wong. Between Salvador Perez, Gardner and Wong, who is the most and least valuable to hang onto for the next 3 weeks (the remainder of the season).

    Lastly, who is your favorite streamer for Friday:
    Hendricks @PHI
    Peavy vs. SD
    Miley @TB

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, drop Wong… Lose Perez… Peavy at home

  45. Moscowitz says:
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    Ruin Tomorrow fired

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, only took them about 5 years too long

  46. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The Bautista and Votto blurbs were pure gold. Gold I tell ya!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Noisewater!

  47. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Start Holland today at Sea, with confidence??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks Fellas!! need a solid QS from the lefty

  48. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do you think of the schmotato-ness (or at least the HR surge) of JP Arencibia? Do you think he can keep it going for the coming week, against Miley, Porcello, CC, Sev, Nova, Tilman, Chen, and Gausman?

    Right now I’ve got Swihart (facing Archer, moore, smyly, gaus, ubaldo, wright, estrada, edickey) + thinking about dropping him for JP A., Montero, Martin, or Norris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Probably a better way to spend waiver grabs than changing catchers anyway…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  49. JoeG414 says:
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    One more Batty Call for Today : K.Marte or Venable ?
    Looking for at least a SB .
    I already picked up Gose for tonight vs D.Salazar.

    6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  50. ryan t says:
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    Grey! I need your help man! Only 4 starts left and I have Holland, Garcia, Lackey, Verlander, Stroman, Scherzer, and Stroman!
    Thanks!

    Always love reading your stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Not Stroman or Verlander, though I don’t know matchups

  51. Peter says:
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    Grey,

    ROS: Baez or Olivera?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olivera

  52. ebudz says:
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    What’s up Grey!

    So far I’m in a tight playoof matchup with only 1 point separating us and I’ve got T. Ross vs. COL and J. Garcia @CIN going for me today while my opponent has Holland @SEA and J. De La Rosa @SD …

    So I’m trying to get a jump on who to stream for tomorrow as neither of us will have any pitchers going tomorrow unless we choose from some of these guys:

    Peavy vs. SD (8.1)
    Morton vs. MIL (5.7)
    R. Ray vs. LAD (4.6)
    Cashner @SF (1.0)
    J. Weaver vs. HOU (-4.3)
    E. Santana @CHW (-7.1)
    Chavez @TEX (-10.6)
    Wood @ARI (-14.6)

    I know most of them are not good however wanted your advice on who I should start tomorrow? I have potentially 3 spots I can use so choose the safest guys please and thank you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Morton, Ray, that order…Order of SON, essentially

  53. KB says:
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    Jed Lowrie or Nick Castellanos ROS? Thank you!

    • KB says:
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      @KB: … or Jake Lamb or Jimmy Paredes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  54. Scott says:
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    Myers or Olivera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olivera, likely toss up

  55. Scott says:
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    Would you start Bourn for SAGNOF today? I don’t understand how Colon is so low on giving up stolen bases. How does he move that big body around for a pickoff throw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I would start Bourn

  56. JoeCool says:
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    Grey some end of season advice,

    Drop Beltre for a schmotato like Prado or Solarte?

    Pedroia ready to come off my DL, keep him around over Wilmer Flores for ROS or go for upside like Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Solarte… Go Baez

  57. Mr. Crab says:
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    Grey, would you drop Syndergaard on a 6-keeper league (I keep CarGo, Rizzo, DeGrom, Wacha, Mookie & Sano) for the playoffs ? not sure if he’ll miss another start next week, thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer not to, but if you have to

      • Mr. Crab says:
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        @Grey: Wait for Saturday start to decide, thanks !!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  58. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Carpenter 2B eligibility countdown:

    1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  59. Slimbo says:
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    Hey boss

    Which side in a keeper?

    Olivera/yelich or braun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  60. PD says:
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    Quick hypothetical for you because hypotheticals are fun! If, hypothetically, the 2016 season started tomorrow, who would you keep in a 26 round, points-based 14 team league. My team sucked this year so I tried to stockpile keepers.

    I know this will probably change, so don’t spend too much time on this. Hypotheticals aren’t THAT much fun.

    Goldschmidt (2) – Can only be kept next year.
    Salazar (10) – 3 years of keeper eligibility
    Wong (12) – 2 years of keeper
    Khris Davis (12) – 3 years
    Dozier (14) – 3 years
    Buxton (15) – 3 years
    Harvey (16) – 3 years
    Lindor (22) – 3 years
    Joc (24) – 3 years
    Garret Richards (25) – 2 years
    Andreton Simmons (26) – 3 years (I’m just kidding. I wouldn’t keep him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • PD says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry, I forgot to mention I can keep 5 players. Kind of an important detail to leave out.

  61. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Drop Wong for Baez or Gyorko?

    Entering week 2 of our 2 week playoffs. Doing alright, could use a boost in stolen bases and average, but really any counting stats will work.

    Thanks for getting me to this point!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez…

  62. Nation says:
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    Shelby Miller was dropped in my 12 team 5×5, would you rather have him or HAPPy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  63. steven says:
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    ugh. come on holland. wtf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what a shizzshow

  64. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u stream Gio at Miami tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  65. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Getting close to the end ….

    2 moves left, 6 pts back

    Need runs, hr, obp, Slg, w, whip, k

    Would you grab Porcello, Hicks or E Escobar over Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges, you need a hitter or pitcher more? Hicks or Porcello

  66. Knighttown says:
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    Like to grab Corbin in my 12 team daily 5×5 so need to drop one of my middling infielders. Who to lose between Suarez, Flores and Pedroia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  67. Sky

    Sky says:
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    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBA…oh, wrong side of the site. My bad. Pitchers hate pitching well when I start them. I’m gonna fall to 4th and be angry. G’night!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was shocked to see Holland get rocked, then I saw you started him and it made more sense

  68. bossmanjunior says:
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    Couple questions for you if you don’t mind.

    h2h 10 team with only 12 moves left for the last 2 weeks.

    1) Need to pick up a bench bat to replace Zimmerman. Unfortunately his hot stretch did me no good as I had already locked up 1st place and now of course he is injured. Luckily I did pick up Dickerson as well who already homered today. Anyways, here are the hitters with waaaaay too much detail on who they likely face for your amusement.

    Trumbo 3 vLAA, 3 @TEX : Richards, Shoemaker(?), Weaver, Gallardo, Hamels, Perez
    Choo 4 vHOU, 3 vSEA : Kamir, McHughs, Kuechel, McCullers, Iwakuma, Elias, Walker
    Lind 3 vSTL, 3 vCIN : Martinez, Garcia, Lackey, DeSclafani, Iglesias, Sampson
    Duda 3 vMIA, 3 vNYY : Nico, Connely, Koehler, Pineda, Tanaka, Sabathia
    Werth 3 @PHI, 4 vMIA : Nola, Buchanan, Morgan, Cosart, Fernandez, Hand, Nico
    Myers 3 @ARI, 3 @COL : Anderson, ?, Ray, Flande, Kendrick, Rusin
    K. Davis 3 vSTL, 3 vCIN : Martinez, Garcia, Lackey, DeSclafani, Iglesias, Sampson

    Trumbo has the best numbers versus his competition and is hitting well lately, so that’s probably who I am leaning towards.

    2) Currently have Pineda and Matz as my weakest starters. Pineda is slated to face the Mets at Citi Field on Friday and then the Jays away next week. Meanwhile Matz will face the Yankees at Citi Field, opposing Pineda on Friday and away versus the Reds next week. Here are some starters available:

    Igelsias – (@ MIL), (@STL)
    Stroman – (vBOS), (vNYY)
    Rodon – (vOAK, @CLE), (@NYY)
    Burnett – (vCHC), (@LAD, @CHC)
    Holland – (vHOU, vSEA), (@HOU)
    Nola – (vWAS, @ATL), (@WAS)

    I am leaning towards dropping Pineda for Rodon for this upcoming week. Rodon has 2 pretty nice match ups and Pineda has been shaky since he returned. Plus the Mets aren’t exactly a easy match up anymore.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Trumbo’s real hot 2) Rodon’s last start is awful, I’d go Holland there, but Rodon if you can switch him after his first two

  69. Long Bawls says:
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    Aaand…yesterday’s Nats bullpen passes the torch to today’s Indians bullpen. I call it a torch, but it’s actually a flaming bag of poo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  70. Herschel says:
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    Jaime Garcia. Ewww.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  71. Herschel says:
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    Return of football = tumbleweeds?

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