Don’t you know about Greg Bird?  Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy! Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy! Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy!  I, honestly, figured you would’ve heard.  Heard what, you ask.  Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy!  Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy!  Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy!  Well, everybody said about Greg Bird that Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy!  Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy!  Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the buy!  You know, I thought you’d heard.  Heard what?  About the Bird!  I was watching a TV show on cybercrime recently, and I have an idea on how to attack North Korea.  Just pump in the “Bird is the Word” song into their national Bose speakers.  (If North Korea has taken over the US by the time you read this, this cyber attack could be used in the reverse direction.  I’m yours, Kimchi Jong-il, however you want to use me.  I am very loyal.)  So, now that we know the word and that word is indeed Bird, what do we do with this info?  We pick him up in our leagues.  He has seven homers in only 29 games.  Sample size, she says.  Well, he had six homers in only 34 games in Triple-A, six homers in only 49 Double-A games, seven homers in only 27 games in Double-A last year…Do you see a pattern?  Bird’s got power.  Not really anything else, but there’s only two weeks left, grab him if you need homers.  Or had you not heard?  Bird Bird Bird, Bird– Okay, I’ll stop.  Anyway, here’s some more players to buy or sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Francisco Cervelli – We’ve come to the part of our program where I can see about three games in front of me and about one game behind me.  Cervelli goes to Coors this upcoming week and I’d grab him in every league.  On a related note, Cervelli throws down to 2nd to catch a baserunner by first running to the mound, handing the ball to the pitcher and then he throws to 2nd.  In other words, the Rockies are about put up some sick baserunning numbers, and by sick I mean ill, and by ill I mean very healthy.

J.P. Arencibia – I have nothing to go on but my gut, but I think Arencibia will likely cool off in the next few days.  Previously, my gut is responsible for stopping for a hot dog as I was driving Cougs to the emergency room.  Calm down, she only needed five stitches.

Wil Myers – I asked Rudy if I should make Myers my lede buy and he said, “Wil you stop buying Myers please?”  Okay, okay.  I get it.  He’s failed to live up to expectations thus far.  Yes, that is understating how awful he’s been for two years.  In his past 134 games, he has 13 homers and 10 steals.  There’s part-time outfielders that have been better.  The Big FraGu comes to mind.  Here’s an idea for me.  Take the online extension course from the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston titled, “Stop Getting Excited About Padre Hitters.”

C.J. Cron – Out There Prediction With Very Little Basis In Reality Alert!  Cron will be traded to another team and become an All-Star in that first year.

Billy Butler – I don’t like Butler as much if he were to finally adopt The Truffle Shuffle as his home run celebration, but he has been hitting.

Justin Bour – You might be thinking to yourself, “Bour?  Bour’ing!  What about Canha?  Werth? Eduardo Escobar?”  I hear ya, prematurely balding man, but those guys are owned in more than 50% of ESPN leagues (which is shocking to me too), so they don’t qualify for this post.  If they’re available, then by all means necessary like Malcolm X would say.  He was a huge fantasy baseballer.

Jedd Gyorko – Here’s the good news:  if I keep telling you to pick up Gyorko and Myers this year, I’ll get it out of my system for next year.  Bear with me, or bare if you’re a naturist.

Travis Shaw – He seems to go 1-for-4 with a homer every few games and 0-for-15 in between.  That’s truth.  Want more truth?  I updated my iPhone, and now the iPhotos have a folder for selfies.  I have 636 selfies and only 35 other pictures.

Jean Segura – I hear you out there smacking your veins, fiending for SAGNOF of the steals variety.  Segura looks like he owns himself in fantasy and needs steals too.  By the by, would it really hurt the integrity of the game if players had to own themselves in fantasy with, say, half of their salary as the winnings for the league?  I say no.

Angel Pagan – Also has been running recently.  Speaking of which, every time Pagan is on base, the Giants should start playing Runnin’ With The Devil.  Hey, is that song the first instance of g-dropping in a song title?  Real G’s don’t use the last G.  Word is bond, motherfud’er!

Khris Davis – I don’t know why this is, but no matter how many times Davis is discussed he’s never picked up, which makes me think we’re in the clear for next year on his sleeperness.  Sleeperitude?

Thomas Pham – We are Phamily!  I got all my hot schmotatoes and me!

Aaron Hicks – Looking for runs and some speed to fill-in for someone?  AA-ron is your substitute.

John Axford – On one hand, he’s the Rockies closer.  On the other hand, he’s the Rockies closer.  On a third hand that is actually a mitten on the end of a celery stalk, he’s the Rockies closer.

Sean Doolittle – On a somewhat related note and I might be remembering this wrong, but, after April of this year, it felt like there were fewer closers turning over than any recent year.  This could mean next year is Godzilla El Nino of closer turnover.  Godzilla El Nino is also what Jose Mesa’s grandkids call him.

Chris Hatcher – This is for all of you SAGNOF’ers that are desperate for any save.  Jansen will likely be rested more than usual, due to the impending playoffs, and Hatcher could get a couple of saves in the final two weeks.

Robbie Ross – Other than Axford, none of the vulture saves guy this week scream capable of dominance.  I mean, can you imagine the Red Sox going into the season saying, “Our closer is Robbie Ross?”  Half of their fans would think it’s a drink with scotch.

Mike Leake – Straight Stream-o-Nator pick, like when the Stream-o-Nator tried to pick up its life after a night out with the Hitter-Tron.

Kevin Gausman – He’s in Tampa and I already own him in multiple leagues for tomorrow’s start.  You can take this a few ways.  A) Grey likes him, so I should too. B) Grey is starting him, which means he’s going to get blown up. C) There’s no C.

Brett Anderson – Sunday is a hella bad day for streaming, so I’m jumping to Monday on the Stream-o-Nator for the Anderson grab, and I don’t really love Anderson, but Sunday is hideous.  My condolences if you’re H2H team’s season hangs on Hellickson pitching wellickson.

SELL

Carlos Santana – Part of me is listing Santana again because the last time I mentioned him as a drop, he hit a home run and I own him in a league where I can’t drop and this is also an excerpt from my ransom note that I plan on using when I kidnap Santana this offseason.

Jason Kipnis – I told you to sell him three months ago when he had about two less homers and fifty more points on his average.  You didn’t listen then, so why listen now?  *shakes fist* You!

Johnny Cueto – You guys had a good run.  A better run when he was in the National League, because, on the Royals, his ERA sits at 5.43, and I wouldn’t start him against anyone right now.  You’re going to throw away the 15,000 hours you’ve spent on your fantasy team (I counted) for a guy that has a 5+ ERA over the past two months?  Maybe your mother is right, maybe you do have a fear of success.  C’mon, for a small nominal fee, you can hire Jason LaRue to drop Cueto from your team.

  1. The Tribe says:
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    Tehol!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Josh Thole!

    • The Tribe says:
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      @The Tribe: Oh and grey sorry for not making the question a bit.more concise. I feel like I need an editor sometimes lol.

      The proper question just so you have all the info – 12 tm, 7×7 w opb/slg for offense and qs/ k-walk ratio. 5 keeper forever

      Already have Harper, torenado, and votto penciled in as no brainer keepers. Kindly suggest who I should consider for the final 2 spots:

      G.cole – (top 25 in player rater)
      Cain sugar (#6 outfielder, but could lose the steals next yr easily I feel)
      Springer (my uconn bias blinds.me but he looks.like he can be better than Cain minus the BA and a ton more hr, no?)
      Abreu

      Your expertise is appreciated! Gray season btw grey (don’t ask why I’m typing that with a Dominican accent). First year following u all throughout, was a fun, wacky, memorable year. Kudos!

      -Chris from jersey

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks! Springer, Cole

  2. ERad says:
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    I’ll drive the getaway car for Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we start talking about the bachelor party?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: They’re filming the season 2 finale of Narcos wherever it is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Docu-verite style with you as Pablo

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: I’m ready. Nice work with Santana! Appreciated the GS

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, anything I can help with it

  3. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    I’ve bought myself the dynamic Coors duo of Morneau & Wilin Rosario anywhere and everywhere I could. One of them should be starting at first most days and the Rockies open a 10 game home stand today before they head to Coors south for three with the D-Backs. Yumm-o!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great call! *Weiss plays Kyle Parker* Ugh!

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        I hate Weiss’ face!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weiss and Mattingly in a locked car, who gets out first?

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Matt Williams smashes the windshield with his face to let them both out at the same time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              After he did a line of coke with Ron Washington

              • MattTruss

                MattTruss says:
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                While Lloyd McClendon checked on their man muscles

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  McClendon explained, “The best way to get someone out of a locked car is to set the car ablaze, when people struggle, they respond best when thrown into the fire.”

                  • MattTruss

                    MattTruss says:
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                    Joe Maddon looks on, whistling “Everyday” while wearing Scooby Doo onsie pajamas, smitten with himself.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Sciosciapath sends Iannetta for water…in Nepal, hoping he’ll be gone for a few months.

                    • MattTruss

                      MattTruss says:
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                      Ha! “Take Cron with you, would ya?”

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: This is the best thread ever

                    Fredi Gonzalez would tell them to swing at the windshield until you make contact

                    • MattTruss

                      MattTruss says:
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                      Hey! There you are! Was just asking about you down there somewhere…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Leo Mazzone would try to rock them out

                    • MattTruss

                      MattTruss says:
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                      Buck Showalter shoves Joe Torre and Joe Girardi into burning car…takes a leak on it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Joe Torre sends in Scott Proctor to put out the fire, his 2,300th consecutive day

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Was there an RCL update post this week? Don’t think I’ve seen J-FOH’s mug on a post this week, he alright?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        JFOH has been harassing Sky instead

      • J-FOH says:
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        @MattTruss: I had a medical emergency on Monday and Jay pushed it til tomorrow….I wrote it on Tuesday

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Damn man, that’s not cool, you all good now?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @MattTruss: I’m never good….except at beating you in both leagues we are playing in.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Snap!

            • MattTruss

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              Dah! So true. Just made a big push in ECFBL this past week though. I blame FCL on the Crown induced draft that we did way too early which led me to draft Rendon pre noodle knee. I’d say I’ll get you next year in both of those leagues…but…not so much. Sad times man.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @MattTruss: Im just playin! Looked like a good spot to throw a burn.

                I played to win this year in Dynasty, I know, crazy concept. If I would of just adjusted my pitching lineups in May and June I would probably have an extra 4 or 5 points. Since I want no trophy I told Mike I want all future trophies named after me…..like the Lombardi.

                Tomorrow I mention you and AL as you are both in the top ten. I hope you guys come in and talk about it. Maybe if you start writing on the cool kid part of the site Grey will allow you in perts……for 2017!

                • MattTruss

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                  I know huh? Playing to win, what a concept! I think Kid and I might be the only ones that haven’t rolled over there yet. I like my team, pretty solid across the board…then I look up and see you’re 30 points ahead of me and I just shake my head. I like that idea though…”The Foh” has a nice ring to it, assuming you say it like “foe” and not like Grey says, “Fah”.

                  Awesome man, I’ll most likely pop into your post for a bit, I’m covering DFS for tomorrow so I’ll likely be around, might not be til later in the day though.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @MattTruss: I might have to settle for 150 out of 160, but it will be a legendary total that will be tough to match.

                    The FOH-phy?

                    • MattTruss

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                      Haha, sounds like a dog women would keep in a purse, it’s perfect! Ya man, that’ll be score that will likely be untouched. Bravo

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I was thinking a bowling trophy with a fat guy on top cause I knocked you all the f**k out

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… You knock that out everywhere, no?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Most places…..you love when I get feisty

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I always love that

  4. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, in desperate need runs and sbs. which 2 OF do you like from this list?

    CDick – 4 vs pit, 3 vs lad
    Myers – 3 vs sf, 3 vs ari
    DeShields – 3 @ oak, 3 @ hou
    Piscotty – 3 vs cin, 4 vs mil
    Gose – 3 vs cws, 3 vs min
    Hicks – 3 vs cle, 3 @ det
    Pagan – 3 @ sd, 3 @ oak

    thanks much and happy weekending.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Piscotty

  5. Vogt says:
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    Any guess on when Vogt comes back? Should probably have dropped him already. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • Vogt says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  6. Endershadow says:
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    Pick 2 Keepers for next season please.

    8×8 w H,TB,BB

    Rizzo, JD, Springer, Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, it’s Rizzo then a big toss up

      • Endershadow says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  7. Homerj24 says:
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    Is it safe to move on from Billy Hamilton? I’m tied for third in steals with two other teams (half point out of first overall). One of those two other owners could easily scoop him back up if he does indeed return. A viable replacement is Werth. I am only 5 homers behind the team in front of me there. I have a long ways to go before catching anyone in RBI. BA is very tight. I could gain a point there with a strong finish. I could also lose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes….Grab Werth

  8. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. can only start one of these guys. whos your pick?

    archer (3.8) – @ bos, @ tor
    j garcia (33.4) – vs cin, vs mil
    cmart (22.4) – vs mil

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  9. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    Choose three, please! I need OBP and power.

    Khris Davis (home vs. Brandon Finnegan) — I think he’s an obvious start here
    Werth (Home vs. Jose Fernandez) has been carrying me, but Fernandez is so good.
    Springer (Home vs. Felix Doubront) has the platoon advantage, and obviously a weak starter.
    Nolan Reimold (@TB v Smyly) he also has the platoon advantage and has been hot.
    Derek Norris (@COL v. Bettis), even at Coors I think these other guys are better options.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth, Springer, Reimold

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Interesting! I was sure you’d say to start Khris Davis here. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, no problem

          • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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            @Grey: when you say Yup, you mean it is interesting, not that you’d start Davis, right? I’m paranoid! it’s the playoffs and nothing makes sense!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It means I agree with you

  10. John says:
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    Starting Semis next week

    1 lynn start v CIN then a 2 starter following week or
    Owen v TB possible 2 start but i dont think he gets second start
    Peavy @SD and v OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  11. ScreechOwl says:
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    Wow, Lynn looked turrible today. Just turrible. He had more walks than Cancer Awareness Week. Time to drop the Lynn-sanity and put on a Smyly face instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @ScreechOwl: sounded like he was hurt on the radio broadcast.

  12. J-FOH says:
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    I was chatting with Magoo and he might come in and talk some master chef. He is behind every week so he tries to avoid the spoilers. It will be good to get the Magoo perspective

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was wondering where he’s been, figured he was too cool now that he’s writing for Razzball

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: some of us are humbled by the experience and others are…well you know

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Inflated sense of self importance? The FML?!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: My first job here is to protect you when I’m in your presence, my second job is to make it look like you have a private body guard wherever we go, my third job is to drivel all over the site twice a week.

            • Grey

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              Aren’t one and two the same?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Hey, I’m adding fluff to my resume, creeper king just doesn’t carry the same weight to anyone away from the site….I might have to take sky off as a reference

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sky can keep it professional for a reference…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I can’t take that risk…I’ll have to reach out to Tristan, he might vouch for me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Can you guys eat a spaghetti like Lady and the Tramp and I’ll take a photo?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’m game when we go back to Phoenix

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Are you just gonna stay with him?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Im gonna stay solo so my door will be open to all visitors who choose to come in…..and you couldn’t pay me to stay with you know who, Magoo can have that honor next year.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Cockcroft and you should share a room, be so cozy

  13. Carnac says:
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    To protect his lead in avg on his h2h team, Jose Reyes will take Sunday off.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: What is Miggymetrics?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  14. PED Inc says:
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    Has Ryan Zimmerman become the youngest Zombino in baseball? Thought I had the pick up of the year just in time for the playoffs and now he’s sleeping again, what’s tease!
    Anyways I need to replace him next week in my championship round, I already have Rendon so I have the flexibility to replace him with a 2B or a corner infielder. So which of the following are going to win this thing for me? I need power and RBI’s.
    Pedro Alvarez- [email protected] Coors and [email protected] ChC I know he hasn’t been good at all but that’s a sexy 7 game set for him especially on a team in contention.

    Pedroia-4 vs. TB and 3 vs. Baltimore

    Odor- [email protected] Oak and [email protected] Houston

    Bird- 3 @ Tor and 4 vs. ChW

    Bour- 3 vs. philly and 3 vs. At

    Turner- 4vs. Dbags and 3 @ Coors

    Butler- nevermind not even putting my championship on the line with him!

    Thanks for all the help this year bud, you guys have been awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… Pedroia

  15. Steve says:
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    When do you think Kang is put on the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no reason to DL, rosters expanded

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Oye…in a tight playoff race. Would you burn a spot on him in a keeper league or cut him loose for a streamer/bench bat down the stretch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cut him

  16. Abdoozy says:
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    ##*@$^(*& Eric Hosmer.

    Any reason to keep him in a redraft H2H 12tm 6×6 (OPS, QS) entering the final weekend of the semifinals?

    He’s not exactly ripping the cover off the ball lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, no reason

  17. Nature boy says:
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    I have one move left in a 5×5 H2H OBP keeper league. On a bye this week.

    Here’s my team:

    C – Travis d’Arnaud NYM – C
    1B – Joey Votto Cin – 1B
    2B – DJ LeMahieu Col – 2B
    3B – Adrián Béltre Tex – 3B
    SS – Justin Turner LAD – 1B,2B,3B,SS
    OF – Mike Trout LAA – OF
    OF – Ben Zobrist KC – 2B,SS,OF
    OF – Andrew McCutchen Pit – OF
    UTIL – Adrián González LAD – 1B
    UTIL – Héctor Olivera Atl – 3B
    BN – Troy Tulowitzki Tor – SS
    BN – Gerardo Parra Bal – OF
    DL – Giancarlo Stanton Mia – OF ?

    Carlos Carrasco Cle – SP,RP
    Drew Smyly TB – SP
    Chris Heston SF – SP,RP
    Glen Perkins Min – RP
    Justin Wilson NYY – RP
    Kevin Siegrist StL – RP
    Shawn Tolleson Tex – RP
    Zach Britton Bal – RP
    Johnny Cueto KC – SP ?
    Andrew Heaney LAA – SP
    Madison Bumgarner SF – SP
    Jordan Zimmerman Was – SP

    Bats available:

    Bird, Werth, K. Davis, Butler, Hicks, and Pham

    Pitchers available:

    Happ, Tomlin, T. Walker, Wade Miley and Koehler

    Make a move in anticipation of next week or sit still for now and see how I’m fairing mid-week against my opponent?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You get more moves next week or if you use your move now it’s gone for next week

      • Nature boy says:
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        @Grey: One move left for ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold your move

          • Nature boy says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! You’ve gotten me this far. Time to go to space mountain wooooooooooooo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  18. JJ says:
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    I can’t decide whether or not to hold onto Happ for next week. He has been pitching so well lately he doesn’t seem drop worthy. Two tough starts @COL and @CHC. I could drop him and grab Gausman @TB. Then drop him for another streamer or two next week. Only problem is we are limited to 5 moves in a playoff week.
    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Gausman and drop Happ

  19. Mr Baseball says:
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    Raisel Iglesias
    Jon Gray
    Erik Johnson
    Jerad Eickhoff

    KEEPER LEAGUE – IN ORDER HOW WOULD YOU RANK THESE PLAYERS AS KEEPERS FROM FIRST TO FOURTH – ITS A DEEP 16 TEAM LEAGUE – I do not have to keeper any of these pitchers but if it comes to it I would like to see how you rank them Gray

    Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS)

    • Grey

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      Raisel, Johnson, Gray

  20. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I appreciate looking past the obvious “Buy Buy Birdie” for the title. It shows discretion.

    Any of these potential starters for next week worth going after?

    Rodon @ DET
    Peavy @ SD
    Miley vs. Erasmo in BOS
    Gausman @ BOS
    Tomlin vs. Medlen in KC

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… They all are in some leagues… I like Peavy and Miley the best, that order

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! It’s for a 5×5 H2H league. I have Archer, Harvey, Syndegaard, Wacha and DeSclafani so I need more arms for the playoffs.

        • Grey

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          I’d go Peavy

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: Just did. Thanks! Brett Anderson is out there as well for the double dip as well. Worth a shot or hold?

            Thanks again for your help today and all year. They’ll be a large daiquiri forthcoming in sincere appreciation.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem… I’d grab Anderson, yeah

  21. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Would you start Rios (who’s been hot) @ DET or Bruce (going against a not that good pitcher) @ MIL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  22. Scott says:
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    Mr. G! start Ketel Marte vs. Gallardo or Odor vs. Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  23. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Hey Grey! Who do you like more tonight?

    J Turner v. PIT (Locke)
    K Davis c. CIN (Finnegan)

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Nolan Arenado says:
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        @J-FOH: Hey, I know Turner doesnt get a lot of love around here, but he still hits either 3 or 5 every night and is consistent, just not sexy. Appreciate it as always guys!

  24. Tim says:
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    Angela Lansbury comment from this morning goes in the top 25 Greys of all time.

    Thanks again for your help all year. I hope I’m not jinxing myself but your streamer advice for this week was so outstanding (B. Anderson & Quintana both pitched very well) it looks as if I may advanced to the finals next week. I hope you don’t mind answering a couple more questions.

    Best SS for next week:

    C. Seager (4vARI, [email protected]) – will he play much?
    J. Segura ([email protected], [email protected])
    Mercer ([email protected], [email protected])
    Suarez ([email protected], 4vNYM)
    Gyorko (3vSF, 3vARI)

    Best C for next week:

    Cervelli ([email protected], [email protected])
    Ramos (3vBAL, 3vPHI)
    Grandal (4vARI, [email protected])
    Rosario (4vPIT, 3vLAD)

    Player most likey to play & be productive in both games of the CHW(Samardja (RHP), Johnson (RHP) v DET (Ryan (LHP), Lobstein (LHP)) doubleheader on Monday:

    Gose LHB
    A. Garcia RHB
    Vmart S
    LaRoche LHB
    R. Davis RHB
    Castelanos RHB

    I’ll probably be asking about streamers on Monday if you don’t mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Segura…cervelli…castellanos… Nope don’t mind… Good luck!

      • Tim says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!!! I forgot to say that this is a OBP league – does that change anything?

        Also, if Castellanos is still down with his groin (don’t think I’ve ever said that before) on Sunday, who is your second pick there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, doesn’t change anything… Avisail in case Castellanos doesn’t play

  25. pleasant odor says:
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    Currently have
    C – Santana
    1b – freeman
    2b – dozier
    3b – Donaldson
    Ss – seager
    Of – Bradley Jr. , peralta, c davis
    Util – longoria
    Bench – tulo

    On a bye this week , but who would you replace with the following fa: Castro , belt, eat on, Lind, a ramireZ, Chana, bird, butler, Lindor, k davis

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, Davis… Tulo, JBJ

  26. Hot Rod

    JimmyBond says:
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    Thanks for the Santana Sell karma, I needed some RBIs so his Grand Slam couldn’t have come at a better time. Any chance you can do a bonus sell column just on Santana tomorrow and Sunday too?

    • Greg says:
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      @JimmyBond: Ditto!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’ll ditto you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You’re welcome!

  27. MisterMister says:
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    That Santana Sell was one of the best Reverse Jinxes I’ve ever seen. Nice work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome!

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @MisterMister: Hindsight is for Mix-A-Lots! Hmmm…that catchphrase needs work. Still better than Don’t Call It a Comeback (Because It Flopped). Now, what sport were we talking about?

  28. Long Bawls says:
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    So does everybody, when they see Moreland’s name, shudder and think, “Uch, mushroom improv?” Maybe it’s just me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  29. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    with nola being moved to sunday, and then not again till tuesday the 29th, i’m guessing i should go attempt to reaquire stroman (might get waivered by somebody else)? Nola’s next two starts would be vs NYM (but only if i win next week and get to the finals), and at most the last start of the year vs MIA.
    Stroman doing pretty well today and his next starts are vs NYY, @ BAL, @ TB. But of course his vs BOS start today looked scary too and he’s doing well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola only starting once more this year

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: yeah, and that once more had been this tuesday, now moved to 29th tuesday, so doesn’t help me for next week’s semi finals.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: and i’m seeing both this sunday and a long break before the 29th tuesday.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I doubt he goes again on the 29th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So yeah I’d go with Stroman

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: hopefully, after that start he might get waivered.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: goddamn PHI changing their tune 4 times in last 5 days or so.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

  30. Endershadow says:
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    Weekly points league

    Drop Zobrist for Lindor?
    Drop Ellsbury for Josh Harrison? (4 @ COL, 3 @ CHC) Or Eaton/Melky (8 games, 4 vs LHP)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Lindor… Meh, I’d go Eaton

  31. Chris says:
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    Would you drop Matz for Gausman in a H2H pts league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  32. Ppr says:
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    Piscotty vs reds, brewers
    Khris Davis @cubs, @cards
    Cron @houston, @seattle
    Pham vs reds, brewers
    Bird @toronto, white sox
    Myers vs sf,dbacks

    Pick 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Cron, Bird, depends on needs

  33. Droolu says:
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    Ross or machi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, toss up

  34. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    see Sky was right about Pearce being useful this year. Hope Fo kept him in that league where he had to beg to get him back. You’ll be quite close with Votto as MVP call, but Jaywrong is in trouble even thinking LaRoche is a starting 1B in 12 team leagues (or even 20 team leagues) much less an MVP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nope, he dropped him again

  35. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    if rondon’s finally done at DET town, dump the VIZ for A.Wilson?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: eh, i see rondon had gone three days in a row, but was off yesterday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: nevermind this, the VIZ had to get about 5 outs due to team and shitty baseball rules, but looked fine apparently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  36. Droolu says:
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    Start Eduardo vs the rays with confidence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  37. JoeG414 says:
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    Could this kid from Tampa Mikie Mahtook be a Hot Buy ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need SBs

  38. IsDoes he says:
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    Arencibia @ Red Sox
    Cervelli vs Rockies
    Swihart vs rays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cervelli

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: CUBS didn’t kill cervelli with the attempt like they did kang then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  39. JoeG414 says:
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    Shoemaker Sunday @Min. Start or sit for the Win & K’s ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  40. Kuma says:
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    Ip,w,cg,sho,,hits,bb,k,era,whip

    I have one pitcher going from Monday through Thursday (Salazar @twins)
    The rest of the week I have Liriano,Strasburg,c-mart,cole,holland, Felix Hernandez

    He has sale,Lynn,bumgarner, wacha going Monday-Thursday with odorizzi, mchugh following

    That means 7 pitcher for me 6 for him. Would you picks up Eduardo vs rays, Brett Anderson, Heston @sd, Hendricks vs Milwaukee, fiers vs angels. Add these guys for someone above or in addition to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Eduardo over Liriano

  41. J-FOH says:
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    New vape flavors day! We got to get you a hades tank. It’s a top fill or bottom fill. So much easier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely! Next Friday?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: its a good possibility. Everything I got you would hate. But found some cool stuff. One flavor I tried but am still on the fence was a strawberry rhubarb pie. Every hit I took opened a new flavor note

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds delicious… I’m due for some new flavors… Bored of the ones I got…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Its also 30 bucks for 30 ml.

            I got one that tastes like Galiano liquoer and I love it.

            Im not a huge fan of all their stuff, and the guys are very snotty, but they are the foodies choice

            https://fivepawns.com

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @J-FOH: if that’s local stuff to LA the 50% markup compared to stuff in the STL area at same volume ain’t terrible.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: the industry center is in LA. The average cost per bottle doesn’t really change from place to place

                • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                  @J-FOH: interesting, as i mentioned, i’m paying 18-22 for 30 ML bottles every day i go to the store.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know some drinks that Galliano is in, but I don’t think I know what that actual liqueur tastes like…. Oh, I know Five Pawns! They’re expensive…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: After being not worth the price they have really improved some of their product. Did you want more of that Apple Tea I got you.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah that one was great… I tell ya what you already know, this new tank burns through a lot of juice…

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: what is your wattage set at and is your airflow fully open?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It was fully open and at 40… Now it’s closed at 31…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      try 25 and go halfway, the smaller the opening the tighter the pull which mimics a cigarette

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah all the first week I had it all the way open then I changed it to smaller hole and it’s so much better…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      higher wattage means bigger cloud, lower wattage means better flavor….usually

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ooh… Good info, so should this be going through vape quicker or no?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      yes it will, its a more efficient tank with better juice flow to the coil

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So it uses more?

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      yes…it will use more

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay so I’m not doing anything necessarily wrong… With my vape at least

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      Im legally obligated to tell you that you do everything right *rolls eyes*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Geez, where did that come from? One love, FoH!

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    sorry, we had another bad soccer game today. I think Im more suited for coaching football.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, at least with football you can maul people if you’re losing…

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      you get me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Simpatico!

  42. Dillomg says:
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    Add bird or Pham to this team
    Tda
    Edwin
    Baez,gyorko
    Xander
    Arenado
    Upton
    Jones
    Khris Davis
    Cron
    Yelich
    Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, but you have no one to drop here other than Baez

      • Dillomg says:
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        @Grey: already dropped Piscotty so had open spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go Pham

          • Dillomg says:
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            @Grey: cervelli or tda? Or doesn’t matter just keep tda

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cervelli

  43. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Championship next week.. Cockcroft on ESPN said that Arrieta may turn into a two starter.. As of now he’s not. Do you think this is a possibility ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see that

  44. Gabe says:
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    Rest of the playoffs. Who do I play in the Util spot? Seager, Moose, Werth, Reddick or Eaton. Don’t need any specific cats just best player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  45. Bill says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who would you grab for the week to come? 10 team H2h categories…
    Plouffe, Bird, Pagan, K Davis, Bour, Cron, Hicks, Moreland, Prado, or Butler?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, depends on needs

  46. Wilson says:
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    Where will be Kang in MI ranking next year?
    I am in a all keepers league and someone drops Kang yesterday.
    I’m considering to pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15-20, he’s gonna miss April and maybe May

  47. Wilson says:
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    D Murphy or Odor for ROS in 2B? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  48. flagg3288 says:
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    Hey Grey, great write-up as always.
    I know I’m a day late to the party here, but I’ve just got a quick pair of questions. First, do you suggest dropping Domingo Santana for Hicks? Second, how short of a leash should I have for Kendrys Morales going into the semifinals next week? He’s been beautiful all year but not recently and Cron (who I drafted in the last round way back in March) is giving me that come hither look from the waiver wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yes, go Hicks…I’d go Cron now over him

  49. Chris says:
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    Which two would you start tomorrow in a H2h Points league?

    3.9 Gausman @ TB (Odorizzi 21.4)

    -2.6 Shoemaker @ Min (T. Duffey (-7.5))

    -6.1 Medlen @ Det (Simon (-25.6))

    I’m chasing points (wins are 10 pts). Which two are the best options in your opinion? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Shoe

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: so don’t start Odorizzi tomorrow? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why not?

  50. bobby says:
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    Team is
    C Gattis
    1b chris davis
    2b rendon
    3b arenado
    ss correa
    of harper
    of betts
    of billy hamilton
    util yelich
    util ortiz
    bench baez, eduardo

    Who do you like pick two
    baez vs brewers
    eduardo vs indians
    pham vs reds
    werth vs orioles
    Polanco @rockies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Werth

      • bobby says:
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        @Grey:
        Drop billy Hamilton for inciarte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  51. Marky says:
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    Cervelli or gattis vs angels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  52. ebudz says:
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    Yay Grey I’m up by 200 points and heading to the championship starting Monday thanks to you and Razzball!

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

    I probably don’t need to start any of these guys tomorrow by my opponent is getting desperate and he dropped every guy he could to start as many guys as possible today and tomorrow it seems..

    Any of these guys worth starting tomorrow to be safe?

    McHugh vs. OAK (16.6)
    Holland vs. SEA (11.5)
    Hellickson @SF (3.9)
    Gausman @TB (3.9)
    Shoemaker @MIN (-2.6)

    Also looking ahead to Monday (first day of championship), are these guys worth starting in my points league?

    Samardzija @DET (1.6)
    B. Anderson vs. ARI (1.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t anyone, doesn’t seem necessary…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see starting Anderson for next week

  53. Mars says:
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    Who’s the odd man out need steals
    Billy Hamilton @cards , mets
    ketel marte @royls @angels
    De shields @atheletics @astros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

      • Mars says:
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        @Grey: inciarte @dodgers @padres 2-3 2rbi steal today like him over Hamilton or deshields?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Hamilton

          • Mars says:
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            @Grey: de shields or Hamilton ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              DeShields

  54. scrotchs says:
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    Haven’t seen anyone mention Garneau (colorado catcher callup). Any thoughts as a pickup for championship week? 7 home games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him

      • scrotchs says:
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        @Grey: thanks, it s a weekly league so hopefully he can get 5 starts out of it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. FrankGrimes says:
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    Fn Indians score 12 yesterday and suck today
    They gave cookie zero run support all year
    I need a W dammit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        gotta any pitchers for sneaky (desperate) wins tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gausman?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            tomlin?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, definitely

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                Kris davis left?
                damn!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Twisted ankle, yeah… Not sure if it’s bad, knowing him it will be

  56. Chris says:
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    Pick three of these streamers for my H2H points league matchup next week:

    20.7 Hammel vs. Mil. (Peralta (-27.1))

    9.3 Koehler vs. Phi (Harang (-14.3))

    9.7 McCullers vs. LAA (Santiago (-10.0)

    -0.5 Peavy @ SD (Cashner 9.8)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hammel

  57. Iron Sheik says:
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    Gray!! You helpa da Shiek to CHOMP-EON-SHEEP GAME in a head 2 head points league.? A tank a you. Who you a start in big a game…

    Price (shoe in)…who else (pick 3)
    Quintana? E-Rod (innings limit)?, Lester?, Sonny Gray (no trust)!?

    Hey a Gray, tanks again Jabroni!!! You GREAT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Lester, Gray… Anytime, Jabroni!

      • Iron Sheik says:
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        @Grey: One last….in all seriousness THANKS for your prompt responses to all these questions. I do appreciate it and thank you for it. Great work. I just don’t trust Sonny. E-Rod may only get one start but it’s better than minus from Gray. Perkins or Jepsen in Minny this week. Pick one, plz n thx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jepsen

          • Iron Sheik says:
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            @Grey: Great work!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, Sheiky!

  58. Running Frog says:
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    Craziest stat I have seen this year:

    Sano’s batting average on fly balls is .469

    Let that sink in for a moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that is insane

  59. JoeG414 says:
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    Koehler Tue home vs Philly
    Verrett Tue home vs Atl.

    Stream which one ? Or Both ? For a win and K’s.
    6×6 mixed daily roto

    Also, who would you rather have as a bench bat : E.Escobar or E.Rosario ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler…Escobar

  60. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Last day of semis, I’m up 6-4.

    Opponent is streaming 5 guys today to my one Jon Lester. I currently hold a 14 K lead. If we tie, I still win.

    I lead ERA 4.11 to 4.45 and WHIP 1.23 to 1.35. It looks like unless I stream, he’ll beat me in Ks, which again, is OK because I’ll win the tie. I am worried though that he can surpass me in WHIP and maybe ERA.

    Should I stream Holland ($11) vs. SEA or T.Hudson (-$7) v. ARI? All his guys play at 1pm. Holland and Hudson play at 3 and 4 so I’ll be able to see how his team has performed and whether he’s had any blow ups. But I’m having a bit of a dilemma with who to choose.

    Holland got eaten alive by SEA last time out and after that torched by HOU. Hudson is at home.

    Or do you think Lester performs well enough against STL to not even worry about streaming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be nice to know which guys your opponent is streaming, but likely just hold

      • Left Hangs Lower says:
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        @Grey:

        Gausman @TB
        Odorizzi v. BAL
        Simon v. KC
        Medlen @ DET
        Duffey v. LAA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gausman, Odorizzi, Medlen

          • Left Hangs Lower says:
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            @Grey:

            Those are the five he is streaming.

            I only have Lester v STL to combat them. My question is if I should pick up Hudson v. ARI OR Holland v. SEA, who both play at 4 and 3, to try and mitigate that advantage he has with so many pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go just Lester

      • Left Hangs Lower says:
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        @Grey:

        Much appreciated. I picked up Hudson just in case his guys go nuts and then I need to fight back at 4pm, but I don’t plan on starting him.

        How are your leagues going so far?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not bad, winning one, in contention in 3…

          • Left Hangs Lower says:
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            @Grey:

            Sweet, good luck.

            The quality of my leagues have gone down this year. Think I’ll rejoin an RCL next season to challenge myself again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should!

  61. BoomBoom says:
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    This week H2H finals. Severino @Tor and home against White sox, or Ed Rodriguez home against Rays and home against Os?

    (Assuming neither gets skipped.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  62. FrankGrimes says:
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    Suggest one player to grab today
    for stolen bases?!

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @FrankGrimes:
      Who’s available ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        I almost picked him
        went with ketel…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not a bad choice… I went Gose for SBs

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            inciarte dammit!
            looks like I won tho

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  63. JoeG414 says:
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    2B Batty Call for today :
    Pearce @ Tampa Odorizzi – I could also use him for a batty call for Monday (save a move )
    E.Rosario vs Shoemaker
    M.Aviles vs Danks – nice career numbers against Danks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  64. bb says:
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    Do you like inciarte or Pham more?

    • bb says:
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      @bb: and you don’t like hammel next week so drop in 10 team?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  65. PeteRosesRevenge says:
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    What do you think of Severino this week he has Toronto and the Whitesox?

    Also Any thoughts on Kluber and LYnn? The are back but both got rocked last week.
    Smyly (@boston) and Duffey (vs Detroit) have easy matchups thinking of starting them instead.

    I’m in a 10 team head to head non keeper

    Trevor Bauer SP Francisco Liriano SP Aaron Nola SP Tyson Ross SP Drew Smyly SP Tyler Duffey, Corey Kluber SP Lance Lynn SP Luis Severino SP Shawn Tolleson RP
    Carlos Martinez RP,SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Lynn and Duffey…

      • PeteRosesRevenge says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks……..maybe things are going to go my way I hung on to Rendon on the bench all season put him in after Brandwon Phillips went down and now he finally putting up some numbers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  66. bb says:
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    Ketel marte vs Guthrie @royals or deshields vs c Martin @oakland for steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  67. Bolly says:
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    Bird or cron?

    • Bolly says:
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      @Bolly: how do you think Souza does @boston hittertron likes him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I just dropped Souza

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: did souza get hurt again, he’s actually done well since coming back, much better than before, and is stealing without having been caught yet, he was awful at net steals before.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Souza didn’t play today and I can’t wait around for a guy who’s not playing every day

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Grey: yeah that makes sense, esp for 12 teamers where souza is out there.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bolly: I dont like some of Birds matchups this week. Run with Cron

  68. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, i guess cruz lost v-mart’s number in the offseason but called morales with his connection instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: even more likely than cruz/morales being on shit is that v-mart no longer is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  69. Fantasy football sucks says:
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    rendon vs Jimenez
    Betts vs archer
    Ortiz vs archer
    Werth vs Jimenez
    Chris Davis vs gio

    Start
    Josh Harrison vs gray, lemaheui vs Burnett, Baez vs peralta, Pedro Alvarez vs gray, Neil walker vs gray

    I can only switch out one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez over Ortiz

  70. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i’m guessing for NL only i should grab conley dropping nola now? with him having at most one more start (and that’s not this coming week anyway). semi finals in H2H here.
    options are
    conley
    wil perez
    wisler,
    conley has best coming matchup and has been better lately than those.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: now nola scheduled for another start, earlier than the 29th, which was reported yesterday. now it’s at home vs NYM next weekend. this is tricky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab Conley

  71. docggy says:
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    like any of these guys if so which two
    koehler vs philly
    ray @dodgers
    heston @sd
    hendricks vs milwaukee
    peavy @sd
    bartolo vs atlanta

    who are the 2 you least like

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler, Peavy

  72. musky smell says:
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    So a lot of strong recommendations for 2-start pitchers that have starts at Colorado over on Ralphie’s 2-start pitcher post mainly because Rockies can’t hit lefties…I want your thoughts too good sir because starting anybody in Colorado still scares the living sh*t outta me…

    Would you start with confidence? (in particular I am asking about Brett Anderson and Alex Wood going in COL)

    Or do you look elsewhere? (i.e. I also have Roenis Elias [2 starts @KC, @LAA] I could start over either of Anderson or Wood)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @musky smell: man SEA is really messing around with nuno and elias, both have been moved in and out of RP innings/starts last week or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start any SPs in Coors that aren’t aces, and those are not aces…

  73. mikey says:
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    You starting holland @houston he got rocked again today

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @mikey: since Grey didn’t like Holland till about his 5th good start or so (and didn’t rank him for 12 team leagues going into season) probably not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  74. Chad says:
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    I have free agent dollar left. Who is my last pickup for Monday: Starlin Castro, Torii Hunter, Myers, Rios or Danny Valencia?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Chad: CUBS subbing in all of addison/castro/baez, so he doesn’t play everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  75. J-FOH says:
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    What’s up homie, I had some of the best baklava ever last night. Went to an engagement party and the guys mom made Egyptian baklava….I took a whole plate home with me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Of course you did… I’ve been in Indy for the past few days for a funeral…Grandmother Cougs’s ticker went kaput…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: bummer…give cougs a hug for me….you bet I did. They had so much left over….I thought it was weird I was the only one who did.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love me some gooey, honey-laden bakalava..I would’ve been all over it too…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: and dont even get me started on the taco guy. Just tons of delicious seasoned meats. The Egyptian vs Latinos dance off-ish kinda thing was funny

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice…Seasoned meats dance off is better than any actual dance off

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I would of won that dance off.

                I started watching Narcos on Netflix. You seen that yet?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, really enjoyed Narcos… Liked it much more than I thought I was going to…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Im still on first episode but enjoying it. Just got to keep eye on screen for all the subtitles

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it’s surprisingly filled with subtitles the whole way thru, but solid, worth watching

  76. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey in a 14 team league with obp and slg, who do like this upcoming week at 2b?

    starlin castro (MIL, PIT)
    dozier (CLE, @DET)
    schoop (@WAS, @BOS)
    harrison (@COL, @CHC)
    coghlan (MIL, PIT)

    same league, have to cut one of melky, werth, eaton ?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison…Melky

  77. Nightmare says:
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    GreyLord!!!! It’s your boi Nightmare! I’m in the World Series baby!!! Weekly league 500$ for 1st place 200$ for 2nd

    I want u to check my lineup. Tell me wassup

    Schwarber
    Goldy
    Murphy
    Alexei Ramirez or yunel??
    Donaldson F5
    Marte
    Springer
    JD
    Betts

    M. Perez 2 start
    Kershaw 1 start
    Jaime Garcia 2 start
    Tyson Ross 2 start
    Lester 1 start

    Bench is Hamels @ HOU, Gausman Holland

    Chapman and Jansen my closers

    Would u pick up Daniel Norris and play his two starts instead of chapman’ tough schedule?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s up, ‘mare? Forget Norris… Alexei…I’d go Hamels over Lester…

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: you’ve led me this far and I must go with what u say. I’ll let u know the outcome next week. Going for back to back ships here. The money is green but the bragging rights is even better!

        Ps. Fiona’s here…..PISCOTTY DOESNT KNOW!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He has no idea!

          • Nightmare says:
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            @Grey: greylord I’m having second thoughts.

            Martin Perez @OAK @HOU
            He’s also going against Keuchel

            One start Hamels @HOU against Mchugh

            One start Lester vs Pitt but against Cole

            The team I’m playing has Cole

            Which 2 do I start

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hamels and Mchugh

  78. down goes steven says:
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    Grey! Playing for our third place game in mine and nightmare’s league. A little cash on the line. We both need Steven to go down though.

    Rolling bumgarner
    Kluber
    Zimmerman
    Hammel 2 starts
    Andrew Miller rp

    These are for sure, but who do you like for the last two spots?

    Liriano
    Norris 2 starts rp
    Fiers
    Giles rp

    I need 1 sp and 1 rp

    Appreciate the great season!

    • Nightmare says:
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      @down goes steven: he can pick up chacin or Owens as well greylord

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups, but maybe Liriano and Giles

      • down goes steven says:
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        @Grey:
        Fiers home against Angels
        Liriano @cubs
        Norris white sox, twins
        Chacin @la Dodgers, @padres

        Giles 6 games Miami, nats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Fiers and Giles

  79. Fish says:
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    Goodnight mini Morneaus.

    I had the bye week and could afford to take a “wait and see” approach with Lucroy.
    Still seeing birdies circling your head? Too bad. Goodbye. (And HELLO James McCann! Who? Doesn’t matter – he’s like the lite-version of Brian McCann (lowercase yay) but he gets a double header tomorrow (uppercase YAY!)). Don’t let the door hit you on the way our, Lucroy, that could reaggravate the concussion.

    What’s that? Brandon Belt now has a concussion, AND you specifically traded for him in exchange of draft picks for your playoff rum?

    FML!!!

    • Fish says:
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      @Fish:

      * Correction: Rum is what I’m currently drinking so I can’t feel feelings about Belt anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

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