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Ariel Miranda pitched a no-hitter yesterday through six innings and 112 pitches that had to be the worst six-inning no-hitter in baseball history.  Shame the M’s removed him before he gave up a hit, because this could’ve been an epic debacle — depicacle?  Remember those Hall of Shame books from the 1980’s that always featured at least one anecdote about Steve Lyons?  Usually that anecdote was of him undressing at first base.  Somehow that largely visual gag was depicted in literary prose in these books.  If they still had those books, Ariel Miranda’s six-inning no-hitter would’ve had a chapter.  He went 6 IP, 1 ER, zero hits, six walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.72.  Only thing that was missing was him taking his pants off on the mound or clowning around with Max Patkin.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, as he bats ninth.  Unfortch, Maybin put the end to the no-hit bid by the Mariners.  At that point, the Astros had one hit and three runs!  These Hall of Shame books write themselves.

J.P. Crawford – 1-for-5, 1 run, as he was called up and played 3rd base, because the Phils can never take Freddy Galvis out of the lineup.  Taking Galvis out of the lineup is like removing the lid on the Ark of the Covenant.   Now, you melted your face.

Jacob deGrom – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.65, and he was outpitched and pitchslapped by Ben Lively (7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.92).  After the game, deGrom said he just didn’t have his stuff.  When pressed about what stuff specifically, he said, “The elbow tendon us Mets pitchers are sharing.  Syndergaard was doing long-toss with it, and, when he was done, put it by the water fountain, and Keith Hernandez walked by and used it to light a cigarette, and must’ve put it in his pocket, thinking it was his.”  You know with the Mets this isn’t a big exaggeration, right?  Look at this excerpt from Newsday about Matz.  I sure hope it was a petite grapefruit.

Jake Arrieta – Had an MRI on his hamstring, and results said a Grade 1 strain.  Cubs are saying he will likely miss his next start.  My guess is more like two-three starts, but I wasn’t in the MRI room, though I am wearing a backless gown.

Jordan Luplow – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I grabbed Luplow in one NL-Only league because he was playing, and I thought, “Cool, his last name is French for snow plow.”  He’s been hitting a little since his call-up, and he can hit for a little average.  Little is the keyword.  Little interest in redrafts unless he’s hitting.

Luiz Gohara – Called up by the Braves to start today.  He made it onto Prospector Ralph’s top 100 prospects list-ma-whosies.  Gohara’s minor league numbers are dazzling, but, wow, he’s young.  21 years old, though he looks like he’s 35.  Or at least a 35-year-old Bartolo.  I.e., my man likes donuts.  He throws mid-90’s, is Brazilian not just his bikini line, and had a 12.2 K/9 in  Triple-A.  There was some talk of him becoming a reliever at some point.  It has to at least partially be so he can snack during games.  In NL-Only leagues, you grab what you have to, in mixed leagues, I’d stream if I needed it, but safe?  No way.

Buster Posey – Left the game after taking a foul tip off his hand.  In related news, MLB just outlawed foul tips.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .226.  If he goes 78 for his last 78 with 15 homers mixed in, he can still salvage his season.

Jake McGee – 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  A’la Scarface, “The Rockies’ closer womb is polluted!”  I guess we’re heading back over to that scallywag, Greg Holland (1 IP, 0 ER, and the save), but I sense pending doom as I type that.

Chris Archer – No structural damage found with this forearm.  Scaffolding could be down by next week with slider usage back up.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  I had this thought last night, “Is a herd of Ruffalo called a Mark?”  I also had this thought, “Rays pitchers are much better at home, aren’t they?”  They are:  3.70 vs. 4.34 ERA.  Also, I was surprised to see the Rays’ pitching is 8th in the league for ERA, but pitching staffs’ ERAs right now are like being the world’s tallest midget.  The 8th best ERA is 4.02.  There’s only three teams that can be puff-your-chest-out proud about their pitching:  Dodgers, Indians, Diamondbacks.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, and his 4th homer in the last nine games.  Trading for him has really bolstered the Rays’ playoff chances.  Just holding Tim Beckham likely would’ve made more sense, but we’re not here to wonder why, just do or 2nd half of New Hampshire’s motto.  Making you think a little in the morning is good for your…uh, what’s the thing called in your head?  I’m having a something fart.

Bartolo Colon – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.06, but 3.94 on the Twins.  Is it that surprising that Bartolo looks to be enjoying his time with the Twinkies?

Austin Hays – Called up by the O’s.  He was ranked 8th on the top 10 outfielder prospects list by Endorphin.  Prolly nothing for this season, but he looks like a guy that is going to elicit many, “When’s he coming up?” next June.  I’m now stockpiling my Austin’s Hays Rebellion puns.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer, with the 2nd being a walk-off jack.  In the 2nd half, he’s hitting .338 with 14 HRs and 5 SBs.  Apparently, we don’t have to worry about Machado.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Watch him get to 30 HRs, and everyone next year be like, “Yo, Grey, your beauty is unparalleled, but why down on Trumbo?  He still hits 30 homers every year.”  *facepalm*

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 31st homer.  I haven’t mentioned this, but I love that Schoop has been batting third for the last couple of months.  Like lurve it completely.

Jeremy Hellickson – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.26.  He’s the Orioles’ 2nd best starter.  The O’s could make the playoffs.  Oh.  *watch Lawrence of Arabia director’s cut with intermission*  Kay.

Dellin Betances – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 2.73, and his 2nd straight game given up a run.  Yesterday’s blown save was dagger-stabbing too.  Only the Yankees could have three of the best closers in baseball and not save a game.  I’d guess Robertson’s up next, but maybe back to Aroldis.  Hard to say right now, but I’d own all of them.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last two days, and 5th homer this week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save against a Red Sox team that looked like they couldn’t tell you the time all night.  Man, Osuna’s been limping to the finish line like Mary Decker.  I wonder if Zola Budd gave Osuna a flat tire.  Right now, if a club removes a closer from the job, it puts a giant nugget of self-doubt in their head all offseason, so I doubt Osuna’s removed.

Marcus Stroman – Will throw off a mound today.  For him, a mound can be an ant hill.  Because he’s short!  Don’t make me spell these out!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.33, and 6,450 steps, according to his Apple Watch.

Paul Goldschmidt – Still sidelined with elbow issues.  Are you people praying hard enough here?  I don’t feel your ultralight beams shining through giving Au Shizz a Beyonce halo.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.01 vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  This was a preview of an NLCS playoff game that will take place at three o’clock on a Tuesday for TV and be watched by five kids under the age of 14.  I’m getting mad already.  Way to win back the youth, MLB!

Matt Carpenter – His shoulder MRI showed “nothing major.”  That’s what the female MRI said!

Harrison Bader – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 33 RBIs and his 3rd homer in a week, as he continues to hit leadoff.  Yo, check out this guy, he’s impersonating Bob Boone!  Oh, wait, no.  You’re impersonating a baboon?  No, that’s not right either.  You’re impersonating Rhysus?!  Blasphemy!  How dare you, Bader.  It’s not a question, it’s a phrase of indignation.  What nerve!  Again, it is not a question.  I’m expressing displeasure at you pretending you are Rhysus.  By the way, what were you acting out before when I thought it was a baboon?  A Rhysus monkey?  Oh!

Jose Martinez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, and three homers in the last three games.  Yo, the Cardinals’ “Out of Nowhere Outfielder” tree is spawning duplicates and I think we might’ve overwatered it.  If I were the Cards, I’d play seven outfielders and skip the corner infielder spots.  Yes, yes, I know Martinez played 1B last night.  Any hoo!  He appears hot, but, as with all Cardinals, we’ll see how much he plays.

Matt Olson – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer, and, like, 18th homer in the last three days.  I know, lots of guys to pick up, but I’ve been telling you to grab Olson for three days now.  Gotta give him priority.

Matt Joyce – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Joyce feels like he could go to Asia, and hit 20 homers a year for the next 20 years.  And maybe marry Joyce Chen, so she can be Joyce Joyce.

Garrett Richards – 3 1/3 IP, 1 ER as he pitched for the first time since April 5th.  He lines up to face the M’s next on June 14th, 2018.  Good thing he didn’t get Tommy John surgery eighteen months ago, he would’ve missed his two abbreviated starts this year!

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .320, and 2nd homer in as many games.  The Zombino rises again, or maybe in this case it’s a Homophobino.

Max Scherzer – On track to make his next start.  Good news for his H2H owners, until he goes 5 IP, and is pulled because they’re using kid gloves with him for the impending playoffs.  H2H playoffs are like playing conservatively with $100 for three days at a casino, and building a nest egg up to $5,000, then in the last five minutes, you put it all on red.

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer.  Also, in this game, John Hicks (3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) and his 5th and 6th homer; Mikie Mahtook (3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs) and a slam (11) and legs (5) and Jose Iglesias (2-for-3) and his 6th homer, as the Tigers tacked seven runs on Jason Vargas in two innings, and thirteen runs in all.  Which goes to show you a broken clock is right twice a day, unless it’s an Apple Watch, right, Red Sox?

Robert Stephenson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.15, but does have four straight decent starts, and I still don’t trust him.  Even if Stream-o-Nator approved of one of his starts (which it likely won’t), I wouldn’t touch him.  It’s a little thing called a 6 BB/9.  He’s got more walks than a group of elderly women in a mall.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .289.  So, instead of Odor, I should’ve drafted Scooter 27 rounds later.  Message received!

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, and ties Thames for the Brewers’ club lead!  Also, in Shaw’s favor, he’s still starting.

Derek Holland – Released by the White Sox.  I.e., Holland’s now in The Untetheredlands.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-5 as he was activated from the DL.  He returns to 3 HRs, 1 SB and a .188 average.  The guy that drafted him in March is happy fantasy football is about to begin.  (Segue, snitches!)

Matt Davidson – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  The track record is light on case examples, but, from what we’ve seen, Davidson seems like the type to get hot for a few games after he homers.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-5 and his 24th and 25th homer, and, like, his 12th homer in the last three at-bats.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, Jo-Ram went Bonko Yamatsu in the last week.  Bonko Yamatsu is a name I invented of a guy who hits a lot of home runs, but is part Toxic Avenger so he’s not allowed to play.  Graphic novel to come!

Austin Jackson – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last week.  Action Jackson is mostly known for robbing homers, and being brilliantly underplayed by Carl Weathers.

Danny Salazar – 2/3 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Well, I’m less confident in him for the H2H playoffs than I was this time yesterday.  7:27 PM PST, if you must know.  By the way, EST can eat a D!  How’d you become the standard bearer for time?  I hate EST!  “I’m gonna call you tomorrow at 10 AM to discuss this job opportunity.”  “That’s 7 AM my time, you jerkoff!”

   
  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    What a marvelous write-up. Loved it!

    a. I’m on CET (still on vacay) and work is on WAT (what? that’s what I said, West African Time, dur??!!). Every time EST, PST or mountain time stateside comes up, I always visit the internet to do the math for me. It’s way too difficult for my pea brain.

    b. One of my teams hit 6 HRs last night…Maybin, Cron, Machado, Machado (not Dixon but I almost picked him up off the ww), Shaw and Scoots! Scotter with 85 RBIs on the season!! 85!!!!

    c. True story…was mulling over to pick up of waivers, Aoki or Maybin. The blurb on Aoki was like the Mets have almost no obligation to start him given that he’s a free agent at the end of the season and there is almost a 0% chance they sign him up (35 years old etc.,) EVEN WITH the injuries to Conforto and Cespedes!!! If he screws up, they’ll just handover the keys to RF to the rookie. So, I said, maybin he could be good for something. And maybin became yes for sure, meng! So there’s that.

    d. In other news, signed up and started Lively!! That’s the level of desperation we’re at!! Also, looked at his next start against WAS and dropped him for something better. Extreme streamer stories, part 99.

    e. How ’bout Miles and Miles of Giles!!! He is filthy, striking out the side on 10 pitches! Good thing he’s not playing in Canada because Kilometers and Kilometers of Giles just wouldn’t work just like the failed Canadian TV documentary – Kilometers Davis.

    f. John Rambo Quote of the day for September 6

    [Rambo kills the guard watching over Sarah Miller.]

    Rambo: ‘lt´s all right. l got you. We´re getting out of here. Come on.’

    [School Boy takes out two Burmese soldiers who were going to kill Rambo and Sarah Miller for sure.]

    Rambo: ‘-Where are they?’

    School Boy: ‘-They took off that way into the garden.’

    Rambo: ‘They must know another way out. We got an hour till the daylight. We got to backtrack. This way.’

    Rambo: ‘-Pull up.’

    School Boy: ‘-What’s wrong?’

    Rambo: ‘-Lift your foot.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-No, l don’t wanna slow you down.’

    Rambo: ‘Lift your foot. She’s not making it like this.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘l don’t want you to get caught because of me.’

    Rambo: ‘Let’s move out.’

    [Burmese soldiers have been awaken with the realization that the prisoners have been moved. A man hunt is on.]

    [Scene change, by a river, Rambo is attaching some kind of handmade slipper from banana leaves so Sarah Miller can walk. The sole of her left foot is wounded.]

    Sarah Miller: ‘l feel like all this is my fault.’

    Rambo: ‘lt’s everybody’s fault.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘l was trying to help.’

    Rambo: ‘l told you, it’s what is.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘l don’t wanna believe that. You think they found Michael? l mean, they probably have found him.’

    Rambo: ‘Yeah, probably. Let’s go.’

    [Burmese army shoots a mortar and it lands a foot away from Lewis, injuring badly his right leg.]

    Lewis: ‘My leg! My leg! Jesus! God damn it!’

    En-Joo: ‘Shut up. Shut up. We got you. We’re getting out.’

    Soldier X: ‘-His leg is shredded.’

    Diaz: ‘-Shit. Where’s the guide?’

    Soldier X: ‘-The son of a bitch is gone!’

    En-Joo: ‘-Fuck him. l know the coordinates.’

    Soldier X: ‘We’re not making it to the river with him.’

    Diaz: ‘Would you shut the fuck up? Come on and tie his leg.’

    En-Joo: ‘-Take off his boot.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-No! Leave his boot on. Let us in here, we´re doctors. -l need a knife.’

    Diaz: ‘-Here, here, here.’

    Lewis: ‘Oh, fuck! Fuck!’

    En-Joo: ‘-ls he gonna make it?’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-l don’t know. Make a stretcher.’

    Diaz: ‘Spread out!’

    [Scene change, Sarah Miller stumbles and falls.]

    Rambo (to School Boy): ‘Take the point.’

    School Boy: ‘Hear that? They’re tracking us. They’re on our scent.’

    Rambo: ‘-Turn around.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-What are you doing?’

    [Rambo tears off a piece of Sarah’s clothing and ties it around his boot.]

    Rambo: ‘l want you two to head southeast to the river. And the boat will be waiting. lf it’s not there, you keep following the shoreline till l find you.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘What about you?’

    Rambo: ‘l’ll be all right.’

    Rambo (to School Boy): ”Give me that claymore. -Now fire off a shot.’

    School Boy: ‘-What?’

    Rambo: ‘Fire off a shot!’

    Rambo (to Sarah Miller): ‘You’re gonna make it. Go! Go!’

    [Scene change, the rest of the group has Lewis on a stretcher.]

    The group: ‘-Come on! Come on! -Move! Move it! -Let’s go! -l got you. l got you! Grab it! Grab it!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Ante Galic:

      God bless you for the daily wall of text and God bless Grey for always responding…

    • PrinceRudynasim says:
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      @Ante Galic:

      God bless yoy, Grey, and Rambo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Do they have a predominant WAT that everyone assumes you’re using when you say any time? B. Scooter! Crazy… I got him for free in an NL-Only league C. Nice! D. Wow, you had a good night E. Yeah, him and Raisel have given their money’s worth F. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. LOL on WAT. Actually in most places in Africa, time never changes. That is, the clock always stays the same, no daylight savings EVER. That’s ’cause near or around the equator in Sub-Saharan Africa the day is almost always sunrise at 05h00 (more or less) and sunset at 18h00 (more or less) so no need for that saving stuff.

        b. Scooter, my man! He’ll probably be good next year too. What were his parents thinking of when they named him Scooter?

        c. Had a funny moment this AM. I’m working on my input this AM (from letters A to F) and my wife decides to mop the hardwood floor in our dining room where I’m using my laptop! She says: ‘Ok, Ante. I’m going to mop up this area. You cannot move from this area until the floor dries up!’ Man, the happiest words a geek like me can hear! Amiright?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. That sounds hot B. Is his real name Scooter? I’m not sure C. Haha, magic words right there!

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            a. You are right as always!….https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooter_Gennett….

            b. Sit any of the following in a 12-team RCL tonight? (There’s a limit, but I’m way under and think I can make up some ground in pitching.)

            1. Gonzalez (Tex) @ATL tonight.
            2. Fister (Bos) @ home versus TOR tonight (Biagini).
            3. Lamet (SD) @ home versus STL tonight (Flaherty)

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. I just figured B. Fister, Gonzalez

  2. VinWins

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    Irrelevant to fantasy, Martinez has played 1B the last 4 games, and has looked better than Carpenter ever did. Of course, Adams, Voit, and Gyorko also have looked better at 1B than Carp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Yeah, I saw, but if Carp comes back today, Martinez is back in the OF

  3. Jeff says:
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    What’s even more frustrating than the Eastern vs Pacific vs other time zone is that we’re in daylight saving time, so it’s not even EST or PST right now but instead it’s EDT and PDT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: I’m going to change Razzball’s official time to the International Date Line, and be done with it!

  4. Kas says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Start McCullers today @ Seattle? I would have to drop either Haniger or Choo to activate him off the DL for the start. If I start him, who should I drop? Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: I’m contemplating it, but I have my doubts… I’d lose Choo

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: so what you leaning towards? I need to see if I can still activate him on time in my ESPN league….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve activated him and might make a game time decision… Leaning towards starting him

          • ctrengove says:
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            @Grey:

            Seattle’s offense has picked up of late. Since August 1 when facing RHP at their home ballpark, Mariners rank 1st in AVG, 8th in OBP, 2nd in SLG, 3rd in OPS, 4th in ISO, and only 19th in K%.

            I love what McC did for me earlier this season, but with no good data to support him and lots of data to oppose him, there is no way I’m starting him today.

            • Grey

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              You’re prolly right, just when he’s good, he’s so good… Prolly won’t see that tho

              • ctrengove says:
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                @Grey:

                For sure. I want him to be good. But in the playoffs, I need a bit more certainty (especially after, like seemingly everyone else in the comments, starting Salazar yesterday).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, I hear ya, feel the same way right now and I’m talking roto

                  • Kas says:
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                    @Grey: Ah so in H2H you would bench?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Prolly not worth risk

          • Kas says:
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            @Grey: all I needed to know. Thanks brotha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  5. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Welp, I guess Salazar’s the guy i need to drop (instead of M Montgomery or Clevinger) in H2H semis next week to make room for Cullers…unless Cullers comes back and does the same today haha.

    More interested in ERod v Oak and at TB next week, or still avoiding? Can’t saddle those blow up in 1 week playoff matches!

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: As both a Red Sox fan and fantasy baseballer, I don’t see the appeal of E-Rod even in a matchup against Oakland. Having watched him regularly, he always has at least one bad inning where he throws way too many pitches while walking guys and getting knocked around. All year he’s had only 2 games where he went 6+ innings. He’s still young and I’m hoping he does get better, but right now I don’t see him as a viable fantasy option. Just my opinion.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Lincecuminmypants: Really appreciate the breakdown! Didn’t realized the 6 IP thing . . . this is QS + W league, so that’s pretty big. As a Yankees fan, I remember being jealous watching him tear through lineups early in the season, but he’s looked really bad in the second half . . . and fantasy playoffs are tough spots to hold guys like him and Salazar. Funny how he can be so bad and Fister can go on a QS tear like he’s been (don’t trust him at all).

        – via my AppleWatch (too soon? :-) )

  6. peacecoast says:
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    “fanning myself with my erection” – I barked out coffee this am driving to work!

    Fuck Salazar huh. Drop him? I am in a tight race for the win in my league and his shit is too unpredictable. The being said my only SP are Kershaw, Tanaka, Mccullers, Ryu, Cole, Chacin so I coulda used him. I could keep him and drop Nicasio (holds league). Your call!

    Goldie MRI was clean, phew.

    Start Cole tonight at home versus Cubs?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @peacecoast: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Haha… Yeah, can lose Salazar… Goldie! Need him back now tho…. I’d start Cole, obviously risky

      • MikeinKC says:
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        @Grey: AU SHIZZ’S MRI came back negative and may play tonight (rotoworld). Yeah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Life is good!

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: have to drop him or nicasio to activate mccullers. Maybe hold onto salazar and drop nicasio (holds league)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, that works

            • peacecoast says:
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              @peacecoast: nvm dropped salazar haha.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha

  7. callmeeljefe says:
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    Joining the got salamandered by Salazar crowd as his start cost me the playoffs in a tight game… Done with him….it was the Chisox for fcks sake.

  8. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Hilarious read brother Grey!

    SON really likes Gohara today at home vs. TEX. If you had to choose between Gohara or McCullers today who’d you start?

    I could also go with neither, but streamers dont look so hot for the next few days and I need to keep pace with my opponent in a h2h points league.

    Im only down by 15pts, and he’s only up 1 start on me so I can afford patience for now, but he does have a much better pitching staff than I do.

  9. Tony C says:
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    Kendrys Morales, Jose Martinez, Tommy Pham, Jorge Polanco, Matt Olsen, or Ellsbury for a hot bat this week and maybe next week too? Thanks!

  10. Steve says:
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    Start Maeda today home vs Dodgers?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: or rather, home vs AZ…

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Steve: Yup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Home, yeah

  11. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop Kemp for Trump or Shin-soo Choo?

    Thanks,
    Chris

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: He must mean Trump-bo.

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: hahaha
        auto correct… drop kemp for Trumbo or Choo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo

  12. Alex Sutara says:
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    Tough call with SONs, you starting Flaherty or Skaggs today?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Alex Sutara: Flaherty is @ SD and Skaggs is @ OAK. Yes on both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex Sutara: I don’t trust either, but I am starting both in deeper leagues

  13. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank: DeShields, Morgot, Albies, Reyes, JBJ. Thanks,

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Can I get your third-place guy? i.e. best out of DeShields, Albies and Reyes? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeShields

  14. Five-On-One says:
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    Please Rank:

    2-start Gohara – vTEX ($11.2), @WAS (-$17.5)
    1-start Mahle – @NYM ($5.5)
    Possible 1 start from Archer – @BOS (-$6.2)

    Thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Who was also married to Candice Bergman, oddly enough

  15. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    I benched Schoop and Trumbo last night in my H2H playoff matchup. Figured the game would be postponed and thought I was being a savvy manager. Nobody cares, I know, but I need to complain. Looking forward to next year’s top 100 already.

  16. PrinceRudynasim says:
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    Not for nothing but why is everyone so upset at Salazar especially owners in H2H? The odds are there to prove you should never start a SP his 1st game back from the DL. Dont hate the playa, hate yo self lol

    Good luck to all rest of way

    • Alex Sutara says:
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      @PrinceRudynasim:

      Oh I hate myself alright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PrinceRudynasim: I think everyone hates themselves already, so displacing a little hate

    • LenFuego says:
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      @PrinceRudynasim: I kind of disagree with the premise – there have actually been a lot of games this year where a SP came back from the DL and had a really strong start. I think it may depend on the length of and reason for the DL stint – a lot of teams are using the 10 day DL to provide extra rest to tired pitchers, and when those guys come back, they are often dynamite with their rested arms.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @LenFuego: It was announced before the game that he was only going to be allowed to throw 60 pitches or 3 innings. Why would you start a guy that has no chance at a win?

        Playing against a guy in the playoffs right now, he picked him up, and I got gitty when he started him… then DeGrom went and crapped the bed on my numbers, to even out the impact that Salazaar had on his…

  17. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy,

    I’m looking at some meh streamer choices today, and I cannot ever make a move without asking about it in the comments section first. Which, by the way, is why I love yas!

    I think I’m between Gohara ($11.2) or Pivetta ($7.6).

    There’s the obvious risk with Gohara, but I like to think the day half of the doubleheader might be a good start for the kid . . . and maybe they’ll go to a mopup guy relatively quick if he gets tagged???? Pivetta is just mehvetta.

    Love yas!

    • PB&J says:
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      @sportivetricks: Watch out for rain in the NYC forecast for that Pivetta start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: I don’t trust either, if you have to, I’d try Gohara

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, I went with neither, but I have to start making up some innings soon. I can usually grab streamers left and right in September, but this year has been rooooough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  18. LeggoPens says:
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    In the first week of a two-week playoff. Who should I drop for Olson?

    Jorge Polanco, Tim Beckham, Matt Kemp, Buxton, Salazar, or Rodon.

    If it’s beckham or polanco, My only other 2b/ss is Seager so I’ll be sacrificing a few games til he returns.

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In OBP/OPS h2h playoffs . . .

    1. drop Souza (really fell off last 30) for any of the below?

    Morales (7 games of great matchups, 3 v BAL, 4 @ MIN . . . best pitchers he aces are bundy and berrios)

    Olson (6 games, 3 @ BOS including 2 lefties but not Sale; 3 @ PHI v. RHP)

    Kiermaier (6 games, 3 @NYY including Gray, Tanaka, and 3 @ BOS including Sale)

    Mancini (7 games, 3 @ TOR; 4 @ NYY including Severino, Gray)

    2. Which 3B/SS you rolling with for next week, same format?

    Gurriel (6 games, 3 @ LAA, 3 v SEA)

    Beckham (7 games, 3 @ TOR; 4 @ NYY including Severino, Gray)

    Albies (6 games, 3 @ WAS, but no Scherzer or Stras; 3 v NYM including Degrom but no one else good)

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Sorry! I left Choo and Gomez off in #1 . . . they both have 7 games (4 v. shitty SEA pitching; 3 @ LAA against no one impressive, unless you count Richards).

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: haha I love “Choomez”. Thanks on the tips! I’m feeling that Morales/Beckham combo too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Hawk says:
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    Strasburg goes 6IP, 8k gets a W to extend his scoreless streak to 26 IP and he doesn’t get a blurb?

    There’s an invisible man joke in there somewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Meh, you know what the deal is with Strasburg unless he’s amazing or terrible

  21. Mookiewilson says:
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    how would you rank these 3 starters for today?
    Taijuan (at LAD)
    Dinelson (STL)
    McCullers (@ SEA)

    Any of the 3 that you definitely wouldn’t touch? It’s head to head and I could use some wins and Ks

    Thanks!

    • ctrengove says:
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      @Mookiewilson:

      Personally, I’m starting Dinelson vs STL. Don’t trust McCullers yet; will wait and see on him. Walker could be good; LAD offense has been in rut lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mookiewilson: Sorry, spaced on last question, no I’d start all three in some leagues

  22. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Currently have first-round bye (#1 seed!!) in H2H playoffs.. nice description of H2H playoffs, btw.

    I don’t necessarily have to make any moves yet, but I’m trying to use my moves limit this week to my advantage for next week…

    I think Salazar is droppable, what say you?

    2-keeper league, 6×6 with QS, but my pitchers for next year will be Cole and Archer. Help me pull the trigger!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’d drop Salazar

  23. FrankGrimes says:
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    That dickass Degrom
    such a punk F him!

    • ctrengove says:
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      @FrankGrimes: @FrankGrimes:

      Unless he’s on your playoff opponent’s team, and in that case: WHOO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I’m gonna guess what I think happened to you this year… All the guys I was excited about in the preseason that busted (Odor, Story), you got, and the guys I didn’t like (deGrom, Carlos Gonzalez), you drafted too

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Well having so many teams inevitably
        There will be some crossover haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I got lucky, I think… My teams are doing well (well, except one)

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            That’s why you’re the FML!
            A)Injuries were not kind to me this year.
            B)I’m still battling for the money in 3 tho.
            C)
            D) and of course I gave up on Giancarlo this year on all my teams except one (insert crying emoji x100)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              B. Awesome! D. I finally gave up on him this year in my keeper, but he would’ve been $35 so was hard to justify… I should’ve, of course!

  24. PB&J says:
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    I’m really scraping the bottom of the barrel for SP. QS, W, and K/9 league. Pick two please:

    Gohara v TEX ($11.2)
    Newcomb v MIA ($-4.1)
    Fister v TOR ($-16.4)
    Romano @NYM ($-0.8)
    [email protected] ($-11.3)
    [email protected] ($-12.3)
    [email protected] ($-18.5)
    Lugo v CIN ($0.8)
    [email protected] ($-6.0)
    Leake v LAA ($-2.2)

    You rock, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Scary bunch… Gohara, Lugo

  25. cutchs dreads says:
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    Good Morning!

    12tm, H2H categories (+OBP/QS), redraft. $10 FAAB left for the remainder of the playoffs (min $1/move)

    Currently in the semis and have some roster decisions to make today. As it stands, if I start every pitcher on my roster, then I’ll have 10 starts to my opponent’s 6 for the rest of the week. So…

    a) I should be starting the following, right?
    Lamet v StL ($14.3)
    Maeda v Ari ($20.2)
    Castillo v Mil ($9.7)
    McCullers @Sea ($6.2)
    Flaherty @SD ($2.6)

    b) Should I risk starting Cueto @Col (-$21.9)?

    c) Should I add Gohara v Tex ($11.3) or Peters v Wsh (-$6.5) over Heaney (projected Sat start @Sea (-$6.7))?

    d) Should I add Albies over Pirela, Spangenberg or Reyes?

    e) Should I add Miggy over Pirela, Spangenberg or Reyes?

    Much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cutchs dreads: A. Start all B. No way C. Gohara D. Over Corey E. Nah

  26. morningsunshine says:
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    Hi Grey, I got a complex(?) question for ya.

    How do you gauge duration of a hot streak for hot hitters and also, know that the guy you are cutting won’t heat up anytime soon?

    What I try to do is look at the players stats for 30/14/7 days and try to look for an upward trend (from 30 to 7 days). I also check current year’s monthly splits but I’m never sure what I should be looking at, I try to spot any pattern and try to avoid if last month, the hitter did too well.. (like Joyce)

    I’ve always been good with pitchers but when it comes to hitters, I’m trashy. I got bye week coming next week and I wanna do all I can to win in PO this year.

    Any tips appreciated!

    • morningsunshine says:
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      @morningsunshine:
      To clarify, I’m usually take too long to pick up hot hitters, so I missed out on guys like Smoak, LoMo, Pham, Bour and all of them I was seriously considering picking up..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @morningsunshine: If we had the answer to that, we’d all be ballers… Sometimes you get a feel for what guys do, I think Davidson is going to homer again in the next few days… I was asking a few weeks ago if there was anyone who had read if a hitter is more likely to stay hot if they hit well after the sixth inning vs. before the sixth inning, but I didn’t hear back from anyone…

      • morningsunshine says:
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        @Grey: Man.. the sixth inning theory is way too deep for me haha. How bout if I put it this way.. Guys hella cold like Mookie Betts, Cruz, Mouse.. you say all of them are droppable once PO begins…? lol I dunno if Im confortable cutting the first 2 but theyve been dead cold esp. cookie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What you’re suggesting is what that robot was doing that was winning the RCLs for the first month… Just churning through every hitter they owned, but I believe it caught up to them and they’ve since fallen out of contention…

          • morningsunshine says:
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            @Grey: well.. PO is only 2 weeks for me. Im actually considering it now, i didnt know about the bot haha. In the end, i guess i just gotta trust my gut. Thanks man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  27. Jake says:
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    Good stuff.

    I would love to see someone clowning around with Max Patkin…especially since Max has been dead for nearly 20 years. He probably still looks the same though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bet he’s still got those lips!

  28. GregJeffries says:
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    Ahh, those Baseball Hall of Shame books! So many memories…
    Oddly enough, I worked for the author of those books, Bruce Nash, for a few years. He’s an interesting dude! He’s the head of Nash Entertainment, the company that created such TV hits as the Masked Magician, Outback Jack, and Top 100 funniest videos! His office is filled with hundreds of bobble heads and baseball cards and he constantly tells the story of the time Lettermen had him on his show to promote his book. They finally had to give up their lease at Sunset Gower when they couldn’t sell shows anymore…
    Anyway, random fact….
    Great stuff as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s amazing! A. Is he still alive? B. Are you in touch with him to get him on the podcast?

      • GregJeffries says:
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        I know! Definitely still alive, living in a mansion up in Sherman Oaks. I haven’t talked to him a bit, but we’re old friends. I’ll try to reach out, see what happens!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome! Thanks! Love to chat with him….

  29. Count De Monetballl says:
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    Spoiler Alert /Update – My team may have gone 2/28 yesterday, but Trout’s 2 stolen bases helped my spoiler cause tremendously … ***Evil Laugh*** #NeverSayDie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m proud of you, Count

      • Count De Monetballl says:
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        Wow, we get a double header of Odor today, is life ever sweet!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nothing can go wrong!

  30. Mark says:
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    What do you do with all of your free time during the day now that you only get 100-200 comments? Knitting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benihana chef

  31. Tony_Sal says:
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    Drop one ROS : Salazar, Bundy or Gray to pick up one of the following : Pirela, A.Jackson, Swanson, C.Gomez

    Also : should I drop Ramos to pick up : Maxwell or Ianneta ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Bundy….Pirela, Jackson, but depends how badly you need bats…. I’d hold Ramos, if I know which one it is

  32. Nomahhh says:
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    As someone who was living in San Diego for a few years and just moved back east, I can attest to the fact this time zone sucks! Used to love watching Sunday Night Football at 5:30pm or having baseball start most nights at 4pm instead of watching Treinen blow a lead at 1:19am ET! Also, I could catch Razzball that night around midnight instead of waiting until the next morning, possibly the most tragic sports element of the move.

    Nothing to ask today, just ranting n rolling!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I love PST for all those reasons, but everyone just assumes EST for everything, which drives me crazy

  33. Matt says:
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    Grey-
    Drop or hold Carpenter (UTILTY) for any of Kendry Morales, A.Jones, JBJ, Odubel, Scooter, HAPP?
    Heading into playoffs next week!
    Have a good day! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Jones

  34. Crime dog says:
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    do you like ozzie albies for the double header today or buxton vs. blake snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: are we back to where Albies is always the answer? Those (that) were the days!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those were the day!

  35. Shivdaddy says:
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    Grey! Help! I need to sit 1 of these starters and 1 of the RP. Please help!

    Round 2 of H2H playoffs!

    Danny Salazar with 2 starts DET/KC
    Jose Quintana with 2 starts NYM/STL
    Chris Sale 1 start @ TB
    Max Scherzer 1 start ATL
    Taijuan Walker 2 starts Col and @SF
    Kevin Gausman 2 starts @tor and @NYY

    then for the RP spot
    Corey Knebel 6 games Pit and MIA
    Joe Biagini 2 starts BAL and @Min

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar — Biagni

      • Shivdaddy says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey! So sad on Salazar, he was dealing last month!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly hurt tho

          • Shivdaddy says:
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            @Grey:

            Should I

            Pick up Nicky Delmonico who has 7 games next week (KC and DET)

            To play over any of these below.

            Adam Duvall 6 games STL/PIT
            Matt Kemp 6 games Wash/NYM
            Matt Carpenter 6 games Cin/CHC

            Thanks,
            Shiv

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

  36. knucks says:
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    Based off of the pun in this here title, it would appear that I have been pronouncing Miranda incorrect all season… So it doesn’t rhyme with Amanda?

    Maybe I’m asking the wrong guy for that confirmation haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re right prolly, it was late and Rudy was likely asleep, so I had to do today’s title

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: Had you already used the “right to remain silent” pun for him, or did I just ruin it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I’m sure I’ve used it and will again!

  37. akowale2 says:
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    Am I overreacting or should I drop sal Perez for chirinos? I didn’t realize how awful he’s been since coming back. Thanks Grey you’re the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  38. Evan says:
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    Hey Grey. This is my first time posting on here, but wanted to let you know that I’ve been enjoying your and the other folks commentary/advice/analysis on Razzball for several years, and really appreciate your all’s take on fantasy. I hope that you all don’t mind that the ‘Donkeycorns’ portion of this year’s Closer Report was widely circulated, because, well… it was. By me. Classic.

    Quick Setup/Question: I’m thinking a bit ahead as to who my keepers should be for my league next year, of whom we get to have 3. The offensive categories we use are standard except for the addition of OPS. The way I see it, I have four viable candidates: Manny Machado, Carlos Correa, Joey Votto, and Giancarlo Stanton. Of those four, I’m fairly certain I will keep Machado and Correa.

    So, my question is, using a little bit of foresight, how do you perceive Giancarlo headed into next year? I personally don’t think he’s a .285 hitter, but more a .270 hitter with legit 50 homerun power, a strong lineup/protection, and a good likelihood of playing 145+ games (hoping there aren’t any more freak injuries). Do you agree?

    Should his baseline be around there, does his value get pushed into the 2nd round of a 10-person draft, ahead of a guy like Votto (who happens to be my favorite player, but is getting up there in age)? Would really appreciate your take, along with anyone else’s who might have an idea. Tough for me to translate production to equitable draft position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! I talked at length about Giancarlo on the last podcast… I’d go Giancarlo over Votto, though they are close… Stanton has age and upside on him

      • Evan says:
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        @Grey: Will check the podcast out now; thanks for the advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Chet says:
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    Thoughts on Dinelson Lament in a keeper league? How high is his ceiling next year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty high, Petco’s not a bad jumping off point… Maybe top 35 SP

      • Chet says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    That fire still going to help my pilot find LA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We were burning it for you…. Are you here yet?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Nah, flight leaves in about an hour and a half. I’m chilling at the airport.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope you’re getting all cocktailed up!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Was thinking about it but I’m not trying to use the bathroom 8 times on a 5 hour flight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what the Stadium Pal is for!

  41. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Only 3 more weeks and your rid of my same old, same old. Either way, thanks a ton man for all the help.

    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 8 moves left, (max 3 moves per week – so ill use 2-3 this week, 3 next week, 2 on last week),

    My team is below, I’m currently in first place bye (thanks to Razzball for that) and have some problems (I need to drop 2 guys from my squad to bring in DL spots – but realistically one could be Garret Richards). On top of dropping players, do you see any worthy adds from the wire below ? Def been eyeing C Santana, Polanco, Ryu, Happ and Glasnow

    Waiver:
    Hit – C. Sanatan, M. Reynolds, M Trumbo, K. Morales, J. Polanco, T. Mancini, J. Reyes, A. Pujols
    PIT – H-Jin Ryu, J. A Happ, Glasnow, B. Peacock, Jose Urena, Mike Leake, Doug Fister
    RP- AJ Ramos, A. Vizcaino,D. Robertson, B. Hand, S. Dyson, B. Brach , H. Neris, Norris

    My Team:
    C – Beef Castillo
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Xander Bogearts
    Mi-Trea Turner
    CI – Justin Turner
    LF – Christian Yelich
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Ryan Braun
    BN –Justin Smoak

    Sp – Carlos Carrasco
    SP – Gerrit Cole
    SP – Justin Verlander
    RP – Dellin Betances
    Rp – Greg Holland
    P- Edwin Diaz
    P – Wade Davis
    BN – Aroldis Chapman
    BN- Jimmy Nelson
    BN – Masahiro Tanaka
    BN –T. Bauer
    BN –Jose Quintana
    DL – Garret Richards
    DL – Alex Wood
    DL – James Paxton
    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Richards for Ryu… Hold your other moves for now

      • MarvPesos

        MarV says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I should have been more clear, Garret and Alex are now not IR so I would need to drop Garret, then drop another player to bring Wood to the Bench, then I’d need to drop another player to add Ryu. Also, moves only count when adding so its nothing to drop people (ie, it would only be 1 move total to do all above).

    • Grey

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      Drop Richards and Nelson for Wood, hold moves then

  42. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Still flailing in the dark of the post-Odor era. Villar kills me, he gets hot and I pick him up and he instantly slows down. Would you say Villar or Starlin ROS?

    Also, which sunday stream do you like better, Rafael Montero at home against CIN or Hendricks at home versus MIL?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Starlin…. Hendricks

  43. Alex says:
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    Thanks, man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  44. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Is it time to cut bait on Thames? Guy isn’t even starting lately. Im just afraid to drop him and have him go off again.
    Best available bats
    M.Olson
    K.Morales
    CJ Cron
    J.Reyes
    M.Joyce
    Carlos Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Morales

  45. Packing says:
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    Kelvin on waivers-worth a move? Bader or Jose Martinez for tomorow batty call.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Kelvin (unless need saves)…. Bader

  46. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Great past 4 days of pitching. Erick Aybar, Brandon Lively, and Robbie Grossman being the chief tormenters. So, naturally after 2 broken bat hits, Ehire Adrianza (?!!) hits a 3 run wall scraper off Snell. Don’t worry though, Aaron Slegers (??!!) is dealing so a conshellation prize looks unlikely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slegers sounds like a profane word to call a Canadian woman

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Haha! Definitely sounds like a sexist slur.

        “Got on my match.com app in Calgary, nothing but slegers up here though.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can you believe these slegers are wearing lumberjack flannels?

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: See, this comment makes me think that it’s more of a homophobic term for “bears”.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, all Canadian women wear lumberjack flannel

  47. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    Need some solid advice cleaning up my roster before playoffs… Excellent descrip of h2h BTW…ive been 2nd all yr, 1st as of last two weeks so In my case is like having 9/10ths of sex(with an ex that got hotter) if I dont win it all. Staying in first has a bonus so I’m trying to do that but anyway heres what I’m working with…
    1b-Bellinger
    2b-Rizzo
    3b-J.Ramirez
    ss- C.Taylor
    ci-M.Olson
    mi-Schoop
    of’ers- Blackmon, Buxton, Dickerson, Cruz, Duvall,
    Util-Delino
    bn-ODB/castellanos

    sp’s-kersh, carrasco, rodon, weaver, Mchugh, faria, Glasnow
    rp’s – jansen, britton, Greene, parker, aroldis, betances

    Got Kershaw for judge during asb… Upsold on the hr derby. Love yas for givinge the shove to offer that BTW.
    I believe you and I are the only ones that really have the love for Schoop(my 3rd yr owning him)
    Trying to shove clevinger in my rotation, drop NICKolas Castellanos?
    Team is incredibly stacked and I nailed the waiver wire where are you seeing weak spots?..
    Thoughts and thanks and a toxic avenger reference to boot great work my internet friend! (Sorry for entire roster post.) -xoxo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, let’s win this! Lose Castellanos for Clevinger…. Faria and Duvall feel weak, depends what’s available

  48. Daze says:
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    Grey
    Followed your advice and drooped Salazar for Giokiti
    Now what should I do with Snell
    Hold or drop for
    Bauer, Ryu, Clevinger, McHugh or Junis
    can you pick 2 just in case
    thanks

    • Daze says:
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      @Daze:
      I could also drop Casilla instead of Snell for any of the above guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Bauer, Ryu

      • Daze says:
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        @Grey:
        Ok
        Should I drop Snell who just got rocked or Casilla
        I am hoping for a few saves from Casilla.
        Trienen looks awful.
        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure try it

  49. peacecoast says:
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    A vacationing penguin is driving his car through Arizona when he notices that the oil pressure light is on. He gets out to look and sees oil dripping out of the motor. He drives to the nearest town and stops at the first gas station.
    After dropping the car off, the penguin goes for a walk around town. He sees an ice-cream shop and, being a penguin in Arizona, decides that something cold would really hit the spot. He gets a big dish of ice cream and sits down to eat. Having no hands he makes a real mess trying to eat with his flippers. After finishing his ice cream, he goes back to the gas station and asks the mechanic if he’s found the problem. The mechanic looks up and says “It looks like you blew a seal.”
    “No no,” the penguin replies, “it’s just ice cream.”

    (ok I need to know if you really laughed or just snickered or just smiled)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I laughed

  50. Steve says:
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    Gohara destroyed in his first MLB start after a sparkling milb career. Though, you have to credit Kemp with 2 of those runs, he bellyflopped in front of a catchable ball that rolled to the wall. What happened to the former Dodger CF? He’s put on a few pounds since those glory days. How are OF not credited with errors when they misplay a ball? Deep thoughts…

    • Sportive Tricks says:
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      @Steve:

      Duh. Comment below was a reply to this . . . I’m not very sharp today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he’s young, means nothing for Gohara…. Kemp looks old and done

  51. John Oliver says:
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    Looking to stream one of recently dropped Straily vs ATL or Mahle Vs Mets

    Best one and like them both if I can add them? I think I have ruined era already, possibly whip wins and Ks are my only hope.

    • John Oliver says:
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      @John Oliver: Best one of the two or if you like them both I may be able to grab them both**

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Straily first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily… I don’t mind either

      • John Oliver says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Hmmm Taillon avail too, Straily is actually gone. Dont love the cubs matchup but ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget Taillon

        • John Oliver says:
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          @John Oliver: Best one of the two or if you like them both I may be able to grab them both**@John Oliver: Does SON like Lugo better? Not sure he matches well with CIN hitting fairly well of late

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            SON doesn’t love Lugo

  52. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Meh, it was no worse than DeGrom yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  53. John Oliver says:
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    Friday start one or both? Like one better?

    Urena @ ATL Folty
    Clevinger v BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  54. Anchovies says:
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    hey!

    olson or mark (i just hit the wire in daves league) reynolds

    looking to beef up for next week,mostly.
    h2h playoffs/h,hr,rbi,r,ops….

    thanks for helping me along another year…all razzballers.

    –dave

    • Anchovies says:
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      @Anchovies: err, ssb’s too…butim so far outta that category, dont think it’ll matter.

      thanks 2x

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson’s been better, but I’d go Reynolds

  55. Anchovies says:
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    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  56. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Man, Fister has looked . . . good? Especially from a “no blow up, QS” perspective. More Ks than Wood in the last 30!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah it’s crazy

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I feel like I need to grab him for 12 team H2H QS playoffs, dropping Salazar or M Montgomery to make room. Obviously feels like a trap, but hard to argue the consistency and win probability.

        Also, Reynaldo’s two start of KC and Det over those types? (Salazar Montgomery). He’s not killing it against CLE but got out of a nice bases loaded jam with a sac fly, K, easy out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar of those two — I wouldn’t trust Lopez at all

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: thanks

  57. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Successful so far and I haven’t even made it to my house yet.

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