True or false:  A) Dansby Swanson is famous for being Ted Knight’s caddy in Caddyshack. B) Starting a meme at his frat house in Arizona where he’d put his checkered pants on a cactus with the caption, “I’m thirsty, yo.”  C) There’s no C.  D) All the above.  E) Was drafted a second ago by the Diamondbacks 1st overall, then traded to the Braves for the fellow WASP, Shelby Miller, and all-around terrible pitcher.  If you answered D) All the above, how did you know what all the above was before reading E?  Also, it was a true or false quiz, what the hell is all of the above?!  So, Dansby Swanson is being called up by the Braves just in time, no lie, for their series against the Diamondbacks.  Dayum.  Hello, wounds, here’s your salt.  In Prospector Ralph’s midseason top 100 prospects, Dansby was 22nd overall, right by Willie Calhoun, who totally tanked Mike Dukakis’ campaign.  Swanson is a 22-year-old that was a’ight in Double-A (8 HRs, 6 SBs, .261 in 84 games).  That’s neither here nor there, he’s young; he should be owned in most mixed leagues; you’re not going to find his talent level on waivers in many leagues; semicolons; fun.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Erick Aybar – Was traded to the Tigers to make room for Dansby.  Going back to the Braves was Mike Aviles and Kade Scivicque, which was also the highest known scoring word in Words With Friends: Baseball Edition, until someone dropped a Rzepczynski.  Hashtag nerd talk!

Miguel Sano – Out due to his elbow that he said would be no problem and the Twins said revealed nothing in an MRI.  I guess he’s out for s’s and g’s.

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-5, 1 RBI as he cleared waivers.  He is now eligible to be traded to any team.  I searched Autotrader for Suzuki, but couldn’t find him.  Let me know if you do.

Joe Mauer – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  I apologize for saying in April he’ll never get to ten homers — or ne’er if you wear jean overalls — Mauer’s obviously got some power left in his bat.  The power of a backup 2nd baseman, to be exact.

Trevor Plouffe – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .252.  I looked at his game log thinking this was the first time he had three hits in a game without a homer.  It wasn’t, he had done it twice before.  I’ll bet you five dollars that you will never collect that he homers today, cause there’s obviously a glitch in the Matrix.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  He’s been solid yadda3. This game was vs. the Braves and I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for his next start.

Ryan Zimmerman – Homered in his first rehab game.  Since Rudy’s the only one with even a passing interest in Zimmerman, let me specify.  He homered in his first rehab game of this rehab stint.  Tracking his countless previous rehab stints is impossible.

Jonathan Papelbon – Will make a decision where he’s going to sign in the next 24 hours.  If it takes more than 18 hours to figure out to sign by the X, he’s dumber than he looks.  Will be interesting to see which team opts for a clubhouse cancer.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .342.  Not that you care, but he has a real chance to lead the NL in average.  Why don’t you care?  You’re so apathetic.  C’mon, let’s talk.  Kidding, I don’t care either!

Eduardo Rodriguez – You had the marvelous slack-sacks to start him in Baltimore.  He rewarded you with a no hitter thru four innings, then left with a tight hamstring.  Someone, up above, doesn’t like you.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and two more homers (27, 28).  Mookie Ballgame!

Joe Nathan – Signed with the Giants.  The Giants originally drafted Nathan in 1995, back before Nathan’s included frayed elbow tendons.

Jung-ho Kang – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  That’s his third homer in the last four games.  Prior to this month, he was hitting so bad he couldn’t get arrested.  Now, he could get arrested and is hitting well.

Brett Gardner – Out again on Tuesday, which is whatevs, but what’s burning my anguish from the inside-out is where the hell is Tyler Austin?  This was the 2nd game in a row there was no Austin in the lineup.  Please don’t tell me the Yanks are only starting him vs. lefties.  Please don’t tell me that.

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two more homers (4, 5).  Willson Contreras who?!  He’s the Cubs’ catcher prospect who looked great when he first came up only to fall mildly back to earth.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s a figure of speech.  Willson Contreras who?’ is a figure of speech?  What about, ‘Where’s the Appalachian Trail?’  Is that a figure of speech?  Forget it.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .287.  When you look back next March at Didi’s numbers, you’re gonna be like, “20 homers?  That’s not bad, and he even hit near-.290.”  That’s true, but he’s only owned in 30% of leagues now.  So, why?  Easy. (You thought I was going to ask myself questions I couldn’t answer?)  Because when a guy gets to 20 homers, it works out to about one homer every ten days.  Okay in theory, but when living it, you want to drop him for every player on waivers that is hot.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.89.  That he ended up with a no decision made my chickenshizz move to not stream him go down a bit easier.  The scars of him defecating a 6+ ERA on my team in April still haven’t healed.

Nathan Eovaldi – Diagnosed with a torn flexor tendon that was completely detached from the bone.  In other words, he had an 89 MPH arm with a 96 MPH fastball.  Eovaldi could be out for all of 2017, which is a shame (for him).

Russell Martin – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, and four homers in the last three games.  *presses catcher eject button*  Goodbye, Travis d’Whatever; hello, Russell John Coltrane Dizzy Dean Martin!

Troy Tulowitzki – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .257.  If you own him, not sure what you’re rooting for here since if he gets crazy hot, you know it’s going to lead to an injury.

Seth Maness – Will have Tommy John surgery.  Fun fact!  Maness is the masculine form of mistress.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .248.  Now has three homers in the last four games, and will be starring in Terminator: The Rise of the Schmotatoes.

Matt Holliday – Will have thumb surgery and might be done for the year.  He also may have to opt out of the World Thumb Wrestling Championships this fall in Myrtle Beach.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.76.  Can’t believe he’s owned in 92% of leagues.  Y’all some slow mugs.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  And you thought all Astros rookies were struggling.  But don’t look at his .183 average.  I said not to look at it!

James Paxton – Hit the DL with a bruised left elbow that he suffered from a comebacker in the ninth inning of his last start as he was going for a complete game.  Damn, just when he looked like King Kunta, karma cut the legs off him.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  If Pujols gets to 27-30 homers, it’s not going to be without a September that is as good as any month he’s had this season.

Ryan Braun – Exited with a left knee strain, which required assistance to get off the field.  Would’ve been awesome if the person helping him off the field was the FedEx deliveryman that tainted Braun’s first positive PEDs test.  This sounds like a lengthy DL stint, but we shall see.  Or not.  Your choice.

Hernan Perez – 2-for-8 with a slam (10) and legs (21).   You bothered to learn what SAGNOF meant (I saw your IP searching Google, Big Brother knows), but you didn’t pick up Hernan.  Tsk, tsk, shame, raspberry lips.

John Lackey – Could get extra rest before his next start due to his shoulder.  Which means he’ll avoid Coors and instead go in Petco.  Pretty sneaky, Lackey!

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  When the Cubs are in the playoffs, who is Fox going to focus on?  The whole team is good.  You need one standout!  Who’s going to get the mohawk and be the human interest story?!

Trevor Cahill – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.74, in his first start of the year.  If anyone else started Cahill, he would’ve given up 5 ER.  The Cubs are charmed, I tell ya!  The guy waking from the 108-year coma agrees.  “There’s TV on my phone?  What’s TV?  And what’s a phone?”  That’s the same fan from the last Cubs’ championship.

Brett Anderson – Cleared to start on Saturday.  Assuming he doesn’t steal Rich Hill’s Blistex and get punched in the head.

Chase Utley – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, as he returned to Philly.  Gotta give it to the fans in Philly, classy move to throw bouquets of batteries onto the field.

Yasmani Grandal – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Could the best pick up I made all year be a catcher?  Unlikely, but Grandal’s done work.

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .283.  He really shouldn’t be batting eighth, but, besides maybe moving Utley down, not really sure where else Kendrick would hit in that lineup.  Good job, Dave Roberts, now take an extra base.

Vince Velasquez – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA up to 4.14.  Hey, you guys had some good times.  Get his address and you can write, but you should no longer have him on your team.

Jeremy Hellickson – Will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday to see if he can start on Saturday vs. the Cards.  The session will be watched by the pitching coach, manager and Phillie Phanatic, obviously in no particular order.

Cameron Rupp – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .276.  Now his fourth homer in his last nine games.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .292, after hitting .333 in the month of July.  His base running could use some help though, 13 steals in 22 attempts.  That’s not pretty larceny.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.76, and pitchslapped Braden Shipley (5 IP, 7 ER).  That was Noah’s third homer, which is weird.  I figured if Noah met a Shipley there would be two of everything.

T.J. Rivera – 4-for-4, 2 runs.  Surprised the Mets even let someone by the name T.J. on their team, maybe it was to spur on their pitchers.  Just what they need.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-5 and his 23rd homer, and, like, his 7th homer in the last three games.  I have no idea why you’re not picking him up.

Tyson Ross – Threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.  His first action since April 9th.  No lie, the Padres originally said he wouldn’t be out for longer than 15 days.  Of course, Ross did have one setback in July when he injured his ankle exercising in his hotel room.  Is that what we’re calling masturbating now?

Matt Duffy – Left the game with a flare up of his Achilles injury that he just returned from after an eight week absence.  Somebody’s been bit by the injury bug.  Tulo must’ve sneezed on him.

Brad Miller – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homers.  You know what his breakout means, right?  Next year it’s your time, Josh Rutledge!

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  For full disclosure, I’m not a big fan of calling a guy a hot schmotato who only goes 1-for-4 with a bomb, but since he homered on Sunday too, it could be something.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  The big takeaway from the Rays scoring 15 runs yesterday?  Thank you, Jesus Alou, for not streaming Edwin Jackson.

Nick Franklin – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and third homer this week as he hits leadoff with a .295 average and no one is picking him up, are they?  Speaking of Nicks, for those who watch Vice Principals.  The show’s pretty uneven, but the next door neighbor in Sunday’s episode looked like Nick Capozzi with a beard.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-4, 1 run with his 14th steal, hitting .296.  He’s returned from his suspension, hitting near-.350 in that time, with more modesty, and a slightly deflated De-Go.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .316.  Picking up some of the slack for Giancarlo, and, in return, Giancarlo is driving around his Ferrari, delivering Yelich’s newspapers.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.10, moving his record to 7-1.  Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, and as goofy it is to not start a guy that likely has a better ERA than your entire team, I don’t trust him.

Billy Hamilton – Day-to-day with a bruised knee.  Remember, day-to-day is better than minute-to-minute and month-to-month.

Brandon Phillips – Also out with a knee bruise.  Maybe hiring dwarves to hit piñatas prior to games wasn’t the best idea.

Adam Duvall – Day-to-day with a bruised foot.  The Reds have more bruises than a romantic getaway weekend to Acapulco with Jose Reyes.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.85 vs. Corey Kluber 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  This matchup of Quintmo vs. Kluber could also been called, “Trump Foreign Policy.”

Justin Morneau – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .301.  Since he showed up on the White Sox, he’s does nothing but hit.  Sorry, that should be “nothing or hit,” since they’ve been sitting him left and right.  Sorry again, that should be sitting vs. lefties.

Raul Mondesi – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .213.  That was his first career homer.  He’s the youngest Royals player to homer (21 years, 20 days) since Clint Hurdle (also 21 years, 20 days).  If in twenty years, Mondesi Jr. is refusing to put Polanco Jr. in a prime position in the lineup, shoot me.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  It’s great to be back from the bereavement list.  Sorry, I was gone for two months.  I was mourning the end of Hosmer’s season.

Danny Duffy – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  “Hey, Teach, I can’t go to the chalkboard right now.  I got a serious Duffy.”

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .243.  Difference between Morales last year and this year?  A shizzton of luck with RBIs and BABIP.

Alex Gordon – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting over-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Miguel Cabrera – Sat out yesterday with a strained biceps.  Tigers don’t consider it serious, but DO THE TIGERS OWN HIM IN FANTASY?!  HUH?!

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-2 and his 11th homer, hitting .200.  After the game, Miggy tried to use him to rim a margarita glass.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  He’s settled down nicely this year, after struggling for the last few.  Must be agreeing with him being engaged to the best Upton for fantasy.

Chad Pinder – Was called up by the A’s to start at 2nd base.  Once we get over the fact his name should really be Chaddy Pindergrass, we see he hit 14 HRs in 106 Triple-A games with 5 SBs.  Not too shabby, but — and this is a Serena Williams-sized but — Pinder was playing in the PCL, so 14 HRs there is about negative-four homers in other leagues.  Plus, he strikes out a bit much.  In AL-Only leagues, you do what you need to, but I’d hold for now in mixed leagues.

Carlos Beltran – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs as he helped remind me why I shouldn’t own John Axford (1/3 IP, 3 ER).  You ever have a guy on your team that you forget is there until it’s too late?  I hate you, Axford.

Shin-Soo Choo – Will have a plate inserted into his forearm.  I sure hope it’s a Franklin Mint, Civil War commemorative plate.

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Good write-up, five stars!

    a. In one league where I own Mookie, I only start caring or even looking at his statline when he hits 3 HRs. I’m fickle!

    b. On Syndergaard’s start, I’m sure he was thinking the same thing as I was when Haniger showed up to the plate with men on the corners. Here’s my mindset.

    When fishing for an MI or batty call and you need Gyorko…simple just type in ‘Gy’ in the search engine and Frank Voila, there’s only one entry!! Previously in my four-catcher league, Ryan Hanigan used to be available. So I would type ‘Hanig’ and…Frank Voila there’s Hanigan. Only stop the presses!!!! When I type in ‘Hanig’, there are now 2 entries….Hanigan and Hainger!!!

    So Noah was like, this guy sucks no way he hits a triple to deep center off of me and Oh my goodness a triple to deep center!!!! All runs set up by Rivera’s 2 errors in the same inning.

    c. Why are they starting Rivera at 3B? Oh, yeah because the captain has been on the DL with back and neck problems more than he’s been on the active roster for the last decade. Forgot about the ol’ captain of the Mets! He’s been deposed as captain, right? Ask JeF!

    d. So true about the Cubs! They are fantastic. I would give everyone who is fragile – Fowler in particular – a two-week holiday to ClubMed from September 1-15, then they’d be rejuvenated to play until the end of the WS. When are they going to play Fowler in back-to-back games? Even in the playoffs they play in back-to-back games!

    e. On the start made by Shipley, drop the letters ‘ple’ and insert the letters ‘tt’ and you have how well he pitched. It was a continuation of your encrypted message you alluded to yesterday. Just trying to keep the momentum going.

    f. Question…did Duvall bruise his foot while kicking BillyH in the knee? Seems a little odd that they are both out at the same time, doesn’t it?

    g. On owning Axford, how about I owned (and I say that with firm commitment that I will never own him again) Barrett for the only 2 times he imploded all season!!!!!! Much to the delight of my league mates in that RCL!!!

    h. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 17)

    Calleigh: If you answer that, I will kill you. It’s the state’s attorney’s office. He has other investigators.
    Attorney Calleigh is in bed with: I know. I don’t start for a week. I mean must be important. It’s Delko.
    Delko: The SA needs you in as soon as possible.
    Calleigh: I’ll make coffee.
    Attorney Calleigh is in bed with: Yeah, um All right.
    Delko: This aired last night, and the governor caught it on TV.
    TV Reporter: Mrs. Russo, as we count down the hours till Dr. James Bradstone’s execution, we’re revisiting his trial from 15 years ago. Now, you were an eyewitness?
    Mrs. Russo: I was right over there, in my kitchen. I looked out the window. I was able to see into their bedroom. Dr. Bradstone stabbed his wife, again and again and again.
    TV Reporter: You were making tea there in your kitchen?
    Mrs. Russo: Mm-hmm.
    TV Reporter: But you can’t see the Bradstones’ bedroom from there; there are trees.
    Mrs. Russo: The prosecutor told me the same thing.
    TV Reporter: Let me understand this The prosecutor told you to say you saw the Bradstone murders from your living room, when actually you were there in your kitchen? The defense attorney is now challenging the validity of the witness’s initial statement, and alleging prosecutorial misconduct.
    The Chief Prosecutor: Bradstone’s the “killer doc.” He killed his wife and daughter.
    Horatio: Yes, and left his seven-year-old son for dead. I remember the case, gentlemen. He’s been on death row for 15 years. He has exhausted his appeals.
    The Chief Prosecutor: We were minutes away from giving this bastard what he deserves, the governor grants him a stay.
    Horatio: Yes, but you were the prosecutor. Was there misconduct?
    The Chief Prosecutor: What? Of course not. She was a solid witness for us at the time. She made our case. But after this interview, she seems confused, at best. The governor’s threatening to – overturn the conviction.
    Horatio: – And we have 24 hours to prove that what Ms. Russo saw was accurate. (cue the queue of sunglasses) Or a killer walks free.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • theone189 says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      So the writer writes an article and you decide to write your own on his articles comments section?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @theone189: And you deside to let it bother you?

      • Fungazi says:
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        @theone189: It’s not an article, it’s a CSI quote of the day, bruh

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @theone189: So salty. This guy’s comments are always super positive and clearly from a place of love for fantasy baseball and this blog. If you don’t see or appreciate that, then you can go start your own blog and disable the comments section.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Hello Ante. Hope you don’t mind me piggybacking on your post. Was thinking about Axford. It’s hard to remember when he was good. I’m sure he was good for a season or two, and got lots of saves, but that seems like a decade ago. In that OAK v TEX game last night, I had Dull blow the SV (HD), then I had Dyson blow the real SV, but Madson had pitched 2 innings and put me in line for the vulture win. Ha! Don’t be too sure. In comes John Oxford to mess it all up! No HD, no SV, no W, just nothing! Foiled again by the Ax-man!

    • knucks says:
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      @Ante GALIC: c. We want Wilmer!!!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @knucks: Knucks!

        I want Wilmer to start too, unfortch he only plays against lefties! This platoon BS has got to stop.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Tough customer! B. Ha, nice C. Yup D. Exactly E. Haha F. True! G. Yeah, ugh H. Nice!

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Oops, mistyped Haniger…Goofy me!

    Cheers,
    Ante

  3. Mike says:
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    Mr. Gray,

    With Cespedes being activated this week, I’ve gotta make a tuff choice. From this list of OF’s, who’s the odd man out and gets dropped:

    Trout, Harper, ODB, Perez, Dahl and Saunders.

    I’m inclined to drop Saunders.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: I’d lose Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  4. SteveNZ says:
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    Me and Jack have seen two-thirds of Noah’s, er, jacks…

    • The Hack says:
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      @SteveNZ: *blushes* well played

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @The Hack: And I saw a 1 hour, 30 minute Kershaw start, so there

        • The Hack says:
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          @Grey: but did you see it in the outfield which is similar to going to county and being stuck in GP.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I would never take my Kiwi friend, in his collared polo shirt, to GP

            • The Hack says:
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              @Grey: he loved seeing how the other half lives….I think

  5. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    jesus, now it’s not just odubel facing lefties everyday now, pedro is either @ an NL park or against a damn lefty

    20 teamer with OPS, drop which of kendrick/rosario/dickerson for franklin?

  6. The Harrow says:
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    somebody was round here back in april saying something about how mauer got his “eyes fixed” (quote being mauer’s apparently) and thus he’d be a good power source yet again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Harrow: Yeah, players and their anecdotes in March/April

  7. M says:
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    How bad is Braun’s knee/ankle strain?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @M:
      Counsell on Braun: “You’re kind of fearing the worst. He went into the wall pretty hard. It doesn’t look like anything structural.”“kind of hyperextended” upon making impact with the wall. Definitely could have been much worse. Day to Day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: He didn’t look good coming off the field

  8. Cheese says:
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    Haaaaaa, Noah blurb.

    Drop J Gray, Snell, or L Weaver for A Reyes (keeper league)?

    Dude has been looking straight filthy.

  9. Huddy says:
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    Ha! Great write up again, thanks.
    Duvall 15R 4HR 12RbI 2 steals and .227 for the month
    Perez 19 / 5 / 17 / 11 and .321
    By the looks of it is it time to drop Duvall for Perez or hold? Gearing up for playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huddy: Thanks! I’d go Perez

  10. Scott says:
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    What 2 guys would you start out of these 4: hosmer, jankowski, j turner, judge. I am in a tight race for obp, r, sb. Could use more hr and rbi too. Basically I do t have a single category need the most, I need stats. Thanks

    Btw, I benched hosmer yesterday and he finally homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Damn…. Hosmer, Turner

  11. Tony C says:
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    I love your column every weekday Grey! In a 12 team H2H with 10 hitting cats H, R, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, BA, OPS do you prefer Piscotty or Mauer ROS for my IF position? On another note, should I give up on Taijuan for this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Piscotty… Yes on Walker

  12. Rabbit says:
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    I’m surprised you haven’t started calling Didi Gregorius “The Gregorius D.D.G.” Or does that make sense only to me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: I call him The Gregorius D.I.D.

      • Rabbit says:
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        @Grey: Hm, I guess I forgot you called him that. Must have been in my subconscious and I thought I was coming up with something new. But nothing new under the sun, yadda(3).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re all right, B. Rabbit

  13. Jogon says:
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    Swanson or Y.Gurriel

  14. JoeG414 says:
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    Morning , cut J.Upton for Grichuk ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: Meh, I’d hold there

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Maybe cut Eddie Rosario ?
        6×6 daily roto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, lose Rosario

  15. Bobbo says:
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    5×5 h2h
    If you really need the start, would you start Jon Gray vs. WSH $-9.9?

  16. MisterMister says:
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    We need a glossary term beyond SONUVABENCH for when you *keep* rotating the wrong guys in.

    *Altherr’s 17 games since 7/28: hitting .246, 8/2/11/3.
    The 9 games I’ve started him: he hits .114, 3/0/2/3. Got the steals at least!

    *Pick up and start Orlando 8/9-11: 2-for-15 with nothin’.
    Drop Orlando 8/12-14: 8-for-14, 4 R, HR, 4 RBI, SB.
    “Wait, come back, Orlando!” 8/15-16: 0/8 with a run.

    *Now I’ve had Gary Sanchez for 4 games. Guess which 2 I started him?
    8/16 Tor 3/4 2 2 4 0
    8/15 Tor 2/3 0 0 0 0
    8/14 TB 1/4 1 1 2 0
    8/13 TB 0/4 0 0 0 0

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @MisterMister:
      I Hear You 100 %
      Sometimes, most of the time Its better to be lucky than good

  17. Jonathan A says:
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    Kyle Gibson @ ATL

    Probably not worth the stress but I need QS so bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonathan A: I wouldn’t own Gibson in any league

    • Tony C says:
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      Why not? AAA-tlanta

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Tony C: Tony!

        Look at Gibby’s last start. ‘Nuff said. Am also desperate for wins and almost signed him up for tonight too, but not that desperate!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  18. MisterMister says:
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    Also:

    (1) batting top 3 in ERA, and in a top-half scrum for WHIP. Your SON is yelling “Stranger Danger!” at Bundy v BOS. DB stays cooped on the bench tonight, right?

    (2) I need the starts, so despite the new Yankee teeny-boppers, I’m probably still rolling with JA in the Bronx. He hasn’t seen the kids, but they haven’t seen him either. You don’t think it’s a Happ Trap, right?