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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MisterMister: 1. Yes 2. Ha, I wouldn’t start Happ there

      • MisterMister says:
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        @Grey:

        Predicting an Un-Happy result… You worried that The Kids Are All Righties?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream-o-Nator actually doesn’t mind the start, I’d let him throw

  19. Jonathan A says:
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    any of these worth a shot tomorrow

    Archie Bradley @ SD
    Bud Norris @PHI

  20. Five-On-One says:
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    Setting weekly line-up in a 12-team 5×5 roto league today.

    1) Please pick two for my last two OF slots (please ignore SBs – they have no value to me): Naquin, J-up, Tyler Austin, Bourn, Franklin, Owings, Kiermier, Hicks, Alex Gordon.

    2) Which do you prefer at CI: Ryon H(ealy) or Ryan H(oward). Never thought I would purposefully put Howard on my team, but he has been hot lately.

    Thanks.

  21. Kaztan says:
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    Gregorius logic is strong. Drafting guys with known ceilings of meh is a losing approach. You want players who are top 5 at their position and should roster churn until you get them. Taking a Gregorius/Moustakas type in the middle rounds locks you into meh.

  22. bruuuuuce says:
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    Is Cameron Rupp the first MLB player to be named for famous college basketball venues?

    Is his middle name “Allen Fieldhouse”?

    Is his official title, The Duke of Kentucky?

    I got catcher questions!

    • Jurickson BROfar says:
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      @bruuuuuce: Never put Duke with Kentucky.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Go Blue Devils! (I don’t even know if that means something)

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Grey: Grey!

          Duke Blue Devils, ergo it means something you are against Kentucky! Uh-oh, being against Kentucky is not good especially if you venture down to Pike County!

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Eff them, Calipari listeners!

  23. Just Busted says:
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    Max Kepler or Trea Turner ROS in a 5×5 H2H Yahoo league? Kepler has gone a bit cold the past couple weeks and with players like this, is it wise to add/drop based on hot schomato status? Thanks!

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  24. CMUTimmah says:
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    Your best work in a while. And that’s saying something!

    Salty being used around the rim of Miggy’s margarita glass? Jose Reyes Romantic retreat. A++

    And Grandal’s slumps over the years are my fault. Whenever I own him, he kills it. I’ve owned him the last 3 weeks (getting rid of Contreras Who?). Sounds like around the time you signed up for some Yasmani. So, in summary, you’re welcome.

  25. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the Willie Horton reference. Just think, one commercial (and one picture of Dukakis in a tank) derailed a whole presidential run. Imagine if Twitter and memes existed then. Poor little swarthy person.

    I’m super pissed Bundy got moved up a start from strikeout-prone Houston to terrifying Boston. Any way you’d start Bundy today at home vs Boston?

    Also, do you believe in Gerrit Cole the rest of the year? Just rust or something more?

    Thanks again for the great insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: Haha, true… I’m starting Bundy in one league, not super thrilled about it…. I think Cole’s fighting something, mechanics, injury, he doesn’t look right

  26. southpaw says:
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    12 team Roto Keeper league…
    Would you rather own Carlos Martinez or Alex Reyes from here on out?

  27. Scott says:
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    Spur on their pitchers! LOL

    You’re horrible, but in a good way.

  28. ashtray says:
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    Price @ BAL and Carrasco vs CHW are making me very nervous today. You starting both in a 12 team?

    Fangraphs has those two starts rated about as high as the Strasburg @ COL start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: I don’t see how you can bench either

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        I am only starting price when it’s the weakest of opponents…

  29. Jonathan A says:
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    Sam Dyson for John Lackey?

  30. Scott says:
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    Nick Franklin wasn’t even supposed to play yesterday. He filled in for a back-spasming Logan Forsythe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: That’s Logan’s homer he took!

  31. Scott says:
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    Do you want to hear about my team with Ryan Braun, Neil Walker, and Billy Hamilton?

    Yeah, me neither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I can tell you a good story about a team where Patrick Corbin was my ace, maybe we shouldn’t

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott: Or my team with Braun, Hamilton, and Miggy! Injuries suck, and WTF was Braun thinking sliding for a FOUL ball in a meaningless game…

  32. PhilOssieB says:
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    For next year: Kershaw and Wacha or Sale and Arrieta?

  33. daze says:
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    Grey
    I need your help with a trade offer
    I am in a 12 team mixed auction keeper league. Its a money league
    Currently in 3rd place. I can’t win it but can make some money coming in 2nd or 3rd place
    In 3rd by a very short margin. Could catch 2nd place
    I was offered the following with their keeper values next year.
    I get
    Goldy ( wont be kept)
    JD Martinez ($31)
    I can choose from the following for the 3rd guy
    Marte ($36)
    Kyle Seager ($24)
    Cueto ($21)
    I can use SB’s HR’s, BA and all pitching stats
    Here is what I would be giving up
    Myers ($14)
    Benintendi ($6)
    Fulmer ($6)
    Weaver ($6)
    I still have some keepers left for next year ( Trea Turner, Taillon, Profar, Oh, Bregman, Bryant, Kepler ?, DeSclafani, Diaz, and Maurer ?
    Do I pull the trigger and if so which 3rd guy do I choose.
    Waiver wire is thin.
    sorry for the long comments, Our trade deadline is tonight
    Thanks as always.

    • daze says:
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      @daze:
      by the way that’s Starling Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @daze: Sounds fine, win it this year

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        If I do it
        who would you rather have for the 3rd guy
        Cueto, Starling Marte, Cueto , Cole or Seager

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I misread, I thought you were getting all of them… I don’t love this, you’re really mortgaging the future for five weeks of some of these guys

  34. Scott says:
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    Pick two ROS: Morneau, Hyun Soo, Alvarez, Inciarte, Prado

    I keep grabbing Alvarez but the dude never plays!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Ender, Morneau

  35. Scott says:
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    Span or Inciarte?

  36. Zeus says:
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    I though Dansby Swanson was the name of Lisa’s fake boyfriend on the Simpsons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Awesome

  37. Nathan says:
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    Who do you like in a redraft league- benintendi or Swanson

  38. papasmurf says:
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    Double sonnuvabench with didi and kendrys. Ouch. Lately they don’t do much unless on my bench.

  39. Five-On-One says:
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    Catcher Scab – Hundley or Zunino. Hundley has four games at Coors this week, but with 5 HR on the year and a .240 batting average, he hasn’t exactly been feelin’ that Coors magic.

  40. knucks says:
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    The monkey didn’t mention it today, but I need to project vulture saves before waivers run overnight in my league. So I use the monkey every morning, really only for validation purposes.

    Went with Felipe Rivero, as Feliz/Watson have both pitched in back to back games. You know that C*nt Hurdle is gonna throw that Bastardo out there for the 9th tonight or make some other decision that works for his real team, but angers me for fantasy purposes! If I were a Bucs fan, I could see this being less annoying.

    But I’m a Mets fan. And all those errors from that joker at 3B in the 6th last night cost me a Thor QS. I could easily lose this league due to a single QS. I won’t forget this Terry. We want Wilmer! LGM! And before anyone else chimes in, yes I know Rivera had a couple hits.

    Anyways, rant complete. Thanks for providing the platform.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: And what I mean when I say didn’t mention it, talking about not noting Rivero as a VS candidate obviously. Not that the monkey doesn’t talk about me and my overnight waivers league, as this reads haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Ha, I need to look for a vulture save or two in a few minutes before games start

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Lemme know who you roll with. Just curious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No one, going with Carl Edwards, Justin Grimm, Barraclough, Burgos and no straight vulture save guys

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Nice, I have Burgos as well. Dropped Law last night to give Felipe a try today.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Didn’t Aroldis go twice yesterday?

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: He did indeed. But no mention of it from the monkey. I guess he was thinking that Rondon is already widely owned? I just checked though, after getting blown up on the 14th, he pitched again yesterday as well. So those Cubbies aren’t a bad idea at all.

                Sidenote, Am I the only oneI wondering what number car Edwards drives around?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Monkey doesn’t care about widely owned or not…Think they dropped the ball, so to speak, on Aroldis not being used today… I was wondering on what kind burgers Carl Edwards Jr. eats

                  • knucks says:
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                    @Grey: Noticed them dropping a few bananas as of late. Which gives me a chance to point out one thing… The setup you have here with Comments cannot be matched as far as accessibility (though you already know this).

                    I’ve told the monkey about the balls he’s been dropping a few time this year and he flung poo everywhere!! Not cool.

                    Picturing this Cubs pitcher, driving around a Nascar with Kate Upton on the hood, dripping cheeseburger all over her ta-ta’s.

                    If you don’t hear from me in the next few days, I’m prob in Justin Verlander’s basement (in a jar). He’s not gonna be happy if he catches wind of me talking about his girl!

                    Last thing. were you seeing any of that talk of Aybar trying to bunt during Verlander’s no-hit bid a while back? So funny.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Did you really say something to the Monkey? How? Over email? I’ve wanted to talk to them…. I hadn’t heard about Aybar’s bunt at all, news to me

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Good luck with your buddy Archer today btw.

                I’m rolling out Janky today over Alther, but if he doesn’t get on and make any SAGNOF moves, I’ll likely be moving on. Which will I’m sure end up being a big mistake. Gotta think Margot/Renfroe are up in two weeks though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh Archer will make the Padres look good, I’m sure (yes, trying to reverse jinx)

  41. Pat says:
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    Batty call of my fantasy career last night. As a life long Phillies fans since the days of Terry Mullholland, I knew our guy Chase was going yard. 2 hrs and including a slam, Holy Turd Wendell! I benched Polanco last night for him, Ive apologized to Gregory and reinstered him in the lineup…..Sanchez or Contreas?

    • knucks says:
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      @Pat: Is this the Bat?!?

      You’ll dig this. Once had a solid 5 min talk with Mickey Morandini, while he was with the Iron Pigs, about Philly’s hate for Norristown native Mike Piazza. Enjoyed Mickey’s “respect” for me as a Mets fan. He’s a great guy.

      Also, once was standing in line at the Vet for “Run the Bases Day”. Kids were scooping up shells in the OF. One dood near me was yelling “This is Doug Glanville’s seed!!” Which is still hilarious to me.

      Also Barry Bonds went deeeep that game and my brother found the ball chillin in no man’s land on the other side of the fence after the game. Got a groundskeeper to get it for him and we still have it.

      • Pat says:
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        @knucks: Ha Love Mickey! I never really got the hate for Mike. He was actually a favorite of mine. Funny how its being debated, if the fans were tough enough last night, cheering Chase after the dingers. Never though Id hear about Philly fans being “soft”

        • knucks says:
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          @Pat: You a 97.5 Fan(addict)? Tough for me to admit that I am, as a Philly hater. Just the only thing sports-wise that comes on for me without static where live now. Reason I ask is because Missanelli puking yesterday on air was hilarious.

          • Pat says:
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            @knucks: Ha no worries im full fledged NY hater. Actually I did. Best radio hes done in quite some time.

            • knucks says:
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              @Pat: The morning show is my favorite. They were using that sound bite of Mike a bunch today, which was so funny. My fav bite though is the “Wo0o0” Eagles guy from that contest a few months back.

    • knucks says:
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      @Pat: Oh nice batty call btw!

      I will should Start Brocktune when C*nt Hurdle decides he’s worthy of a lineup spot. But I shouldn’t want to keep him in a jar in my basement.

      And tough call but I’d prob go with Gary Unmarried right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Nice! Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Nice on Turd Wendell, btw

      • Pat says:
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        @Grey: Ha Thanks, that turd wore teeth that he got removed as a necklace..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was pretending to french kiss a shark and ended up yanking its tooth unsuspectingly, not cool

          • Pat says:
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            @Grey: Haha amazing

  42. RePete says:
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    Andrew Cashner’s ROS projected schedule: @ CIN, vs KC, vs SD, @ CLE, vs PHI, @ATL, vs WAS, vs ATL

    Is he worth hanging onto in a deep 14-Team League or is he a dangerous play even with the cushy matchups? (The last 4 starts are during my fantasy playoffs)

    • Cram It says:
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      @RePete: He stinks. I might stream him @Atl but I’d have to be desperate.

    • The Hack says:
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      @RePete: remember September call ups can throw off the schedule.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Agree with Cram, dude’s not good

  43. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start both Price and Bundy today?

  44. The Hack says:
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    Swanson’s Turkey Pot Buy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Hack: What are you, chicken?

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: hey bucko, I’m a turkey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get out of the coop, rooster

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: cocka doodie doo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You see Sunday’s episode?

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: not yet. Been crazy since getting back from vegas.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The neighbor looks just like Capozzi with a beard

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Grey: I think your both cocks.

            I don’t understand the Swanson love. SS hasn’t been a total sesspool this year, neither has 2B… I have a hard time finding rosters where he’s worth the risk. His AA numbers aren’t inspiring confidence in any format, IMO.

            • CMUTimmah says:
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              @CMUTimmah: you’re* DOH!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s owned in my 12 team leagues…You may not need him, but someone in your league could

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Hack: Read Nick Franklin’s blurb above

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I’ve seen nck nick with beard. Well it’s a sorta beard. We need an audio clip of you have been advised for the glossary. It’s our history…I mean yours….cause it’s your site…wait, I don’t work here anymore…Okay moving on

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The neighbor’s Nick!

  45. HomerHWBush says:
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    Grey!

    Happy final stretch of the season to you!

    How do you rank these guys for the rest of the way (OPS league):
    – JUpton
    – Semien
    – Schoop
    – Mauer
    – Boeuf

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HomerHWBush: Poop, Semien, Upteenthpoop, Beef poop, poop poop

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha

        Also, I like this guys nick’

        You should add a funny azz Gravatar Homer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, totally

  46. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. still searching for a story replacement. who do you like from castro, gyorko, didi or owings?

    thanks.

  47. Jonathan A says:
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    Fister today at home vs the Cards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonathan A: I’m not, and he was available to stream

  48. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Catcher question alert!

    Drop Welly for Gary Sanchez in a standard 10-team h2h league?

  49. Yeltyabd says:
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    Kepler or Franco ROS, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  50. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Tyler Austin or Teoscar for my 8th OFer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m intrigued by The 79th Annual Teoscar ceremony, but I’d go Austin

  51. Duke says:
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    Feels like an OK day for Catcher Qs … in an OBP league who would you roll with out of R. Martin, G. Sanchez, or W. Contreras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

    • Cram It says:
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      @Duke: It’s always an okay day. I think I’m the only one who openly hates them and periodically lambastes someone for asking one. And who am I, really.

      • Duke says:
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        @Cram It: haha idk I’ve seen Grey punctuate a lot of hot catcher write-ups over the years with something to the effect of “queue the catcher Qs in 5.. 4… 3… ” which he does—like all questions—magnanimously answer

        I am familiar with and generally applaud your noted body of work tho, hence my weak disclaimer haha

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duke: Ha. This is true! Then it’s more like he passively-aggressively hates them.

  52. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! Bundy has been ‘Al-Fantastic” recently, but now facing Sox…u starting Bundy tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  53. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Ha! I never went that way looking at his name. It was always Teo’s car or Teo scar.

    They are both starting today, so maybe I’ll work Teo into 1 lineup.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins: Still haven’t figured out this “replying” thing.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eventually

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      …and the Teoscar goes to…

  54. Speedo Reid-O says:
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    Apologize if this was asked already, but with Dirty Sanchez being named the starting catcher in NY, as a Grandal owner, should I own Gurriel or Sanchez for ROS impact? Thinking whoever it is will be a utility candidate for now and then catcher possibly if Sanchez is the pick up.

    Thanks G-man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        You still rolling with Grandal over Sanchez, correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am

  55. Chris says:
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    Spot start for today:

    Kyle Gibson v Atl. (Folt) SON says 0.2 or

    CC Sabathia v Tor (Happ) SON says -11.1

    Not good choices but just looking for some extra points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Gibson

  56. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks for the great write up as usual. I totally care about DJ. He’s been huge for OBP lately!

    NL-Only H2H

    1) I have Nunez, Kang, and Scooter rotating in and out of my INF and Util spots. Is Puig worth a speculative add over any of them? I’m getting impatient with Nunez, and I have Pollock (bench) hopefully coming back in a couple weeks.

    2) Would you give Brett Anderson a shot against Cincy this weekend? I have Shelby wasting a spot on my bench. Another option would be to stash Tyler Anderson for the next road trip before he gets picked up.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha 1) Puig over Nunez 2) Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Tyler over Brett

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I can’t believe I wasted a WP on Nunez. He better not go off after I drop him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  57. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – heading into the playoffs and looking for some help with strikeouts and ERA
    Neris or Barraclough ?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough

  58. Scott says:
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    Nick Franklin or Javier Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  59. Scott says:
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    Nick Franklin or Keon Broxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  60. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Didi missed the boat on having a breakout SS season. If he did this last year both he and Crawford would be 1&2 as SS in fantasy. He should go, go back, back to 2015 2015.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha Ha

  61. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Ok, I get it. Time to drop V Velasquez. HA! Yeah, he is rather done as you have been saying for some time, huh. Is Shoemaker worth an add over him?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go w/ Shoemaker

  62. Jonathan A says:
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    is Shoemaker a good start vs SEA tomorrow?

    looking for a QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  63. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, would you make either of these moves with in a 12 team h2h category league where I’m in second place but need a W this week:
    Drop Nunez for Gregorious (missed out on brad miller)
    drop Sam Dyson for Cody Allen.
    Keep up the good work.

  64. joe is a popular name says:
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    another sanchez bomb. I wish I could’ve clicked faster and picked him up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Still leaning Grandal haha?

  65. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Could you kindly rank Grandal, Vogt, McCann ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  66. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    B-Rad went yard again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: He was waiting for us to give up on him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  67. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team OBP.

    Gattis or G.Sanchez?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  68. Scott says:
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    OMG, who gets hit by a teammate’s bat any more? Nick Franklin left game with possible concussion after being hit on the head by Kevin Kiermaier’s bat in the on-deck circle as he was getting ready to lead off the game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  69. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    I’m watching Gary Sanchez’s home run swing in slo-mo… and um… it still looks pretty quick. Crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  70. Teddy Heater says:
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    Braun goes down just as my Scout team was 1 point from 1st! Ugh, Now I have to go back to Asche Jace Peterson or Aoki. I got 12 guys out in that league right now, dropping like flies.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Pretty sure Im fucked. Ive had 2 wins in last 3 weeks and thats rolling out 7-8 starters and all 2+ start options.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Great Knoche: That’s brutal. I just realized there’s only 11 days left! I’m in an okay position, but I’m gonna need some help. Like MM losing points in ERA to the guy .0043 behind him.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I had Strasburg go today, I’m done

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: Ouch. I’m getting a Martin Perez jersey if he gets a W on Sunday against the Rays.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sending Strasburg out there in the 2nd, I’m getting a Dusty Baker jersey and burning it

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @The Great Knoche: You got a solid set of SP’s. I’m barely hanging on with my get along gang.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Teddy Heater: I know, my starters have been my strength. Did lose two closers. Well, my offense was great too until I lost Bautista, Story, and Cespedes. 11 Days to make up 13 runs and/or 16 ribbies!

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Cram It: Yeah that’s a huge hit. I made up a ton of ground over the last few weeks, I thought I was donzo. It’s gonna be close all the way around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I lost Giancarlo and now am back two points and need power, though Betts has helped

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I luckily just got Jdong back, but Rajai, Span and Pham aren’t going to cut it.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Teddy Heater: I would kill for Rajai right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had Strasburg go today, I’m done

  71. Scott says:
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    3 run HR from Bossman Jr. Trying to suck us back in…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  72. Jack florida says:
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    Live from the Rays game

    Archer 7 1/3 innings 4 hits, 1 Bb, 9 ks, 0 runs, hit 97 a number of times early on. This is my 4th straight time seeing him pitch, each time was better, even though this was San diego , he was pretty sharp today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  73. Scott says:
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    Means the while, Stressbird gives up 7 Earned in the 1st inning. Oh, but 2 Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awful

  74. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Strasburg just got the full Coors effect: 7 earned. It happens so damn fast. Even Jon Gray knocked in a couple.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  75. The Great Knoche says:
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    Go Rockies!

    10 Team OBP League, I am dominating HR, RBI, and need to pickup some points in OBP, R, BA.

    Would you drop Kemp with 6 week to go for Pagan or maybe Valencia if I didnt go for any SBs?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: That should be OBP, R, SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  76. matt says:
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    passed the trade deadline and growing real tired of J Upton in 12 team h2h.

    team is:
    C – Contreras
    1b – Rizzo
    2b – Dozier
    3b – Villar
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – JD
    OF- Trea
    OF – Hernan
    Util – Abreu
    Util – Lindor
    BN – J Upton, Franco, Judge

    SP – Carrasco, Salazar, Duffy, Fulmer, Skaggs, Rodon, Snell, McCullers, Hill, Taillon
    RP – Herrera

    Drop Upton for Naquin or Gary Sanchez or Grandal or a crappy closer (Cingrani, Maurer, Grilli, Barrett) or just hold and hope he goes on 1 of his hot streaks for the playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  77. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey…I got an offer for Salazar that would give me a couple decent guys in my league for depth. do you trust his elbow? or are your weary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust it for this year

  78. ThE sHiT says:
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    Salas or Cingrani for saves and not terrible ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Grilli is also available. Or maybe Barraclough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Barraclough

  79. rick says:
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    how far away is jeffres from dyson…? :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      17 feet?

  80. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. I’m unclear about something: you’d take Grandal over Sanchez? You’ve only answered this very question 4 or 5 times today alone.
    2. I prefer “Puff Didi” for the Yankees shortstop, but to each their own.
    3. Brandon Moss or Duvall ros?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP:

      I think it was twice today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Is Curt Casali available in your league? 2. Puff Didi did nothing but ride Notorious D.I.D.’s coattails 3. Duvall

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: what about Big Didi Kane?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you say Kool G Rap, Nick the Dick will show up

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: Galooli Rap?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get up and wipe my Dick Pole on your curtains

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: hey now!

  81. Alex says:
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    Ugh.

    I came here mostly to commiserate about this shit at Coors. And look, he is now out for there 2nd inning! Thanks Dusty!

    Now that my ERA is completely ruined for the week, think I should I go ahead and start Bundy against the Sox?

    It is either him or Cole on friday against the Fish but I am thinking Bundy has a better K upside maybe since Cole decided to stop King people (and start sucking) this summer. Thoughts?

    FML,

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, start Bundy…

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Gray’s next three starts are @mil (which SON loves), vs lad and vs ari. would you drop him for any of luke weaver, boyd, fister, gausman or leake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  83. Scott says:
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    At least they took Stressbird out before he had to face Jon Gray again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Seriously, that’s hilarious, they pulled him right before Gray was up to bat! Jon Gray reserves the right to totally make fun of him all year!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ridiculous

  84. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Grey. Dammit. Just got slammed by Strasburg, so I’m changing my strategy for the week and going w/ streamers. Who do you like tonight out of these 2? Thinking Skaggs but may wait til the lineups come out.

    Skaggs vs. SEA (23.0)
    Kazmir @ PHI (13.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  85. What’s wrong with Strasburg?!?! (and don’t say “Coors”)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coors

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: Can you believe there’s not a single clip on YouTube of Maxwell Smart saying, “I told you not to tell me that?” Woulda been great.

  86. Muskysmell says:
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    Wow has Bryce finally turned a corner?
    Nothing like a couple days off to clear the head and a steady dosage of Coors lovin’ to right the ship.
    It’d be hilarious if he came back to tear it up for all H2H owners in the playoffs who were patient enough to stick by him all yr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coors helps all

  87. Bye Felica says:
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    Terrified to start Bundy today after Archer finally throws a gem (vs a high school lineup) 24 innings with a 1.36 era and i just know he’s going to get hit like a black thug waving a Clinton sign at a Donald Trump rally. Please talk me down from the ledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t bother, not worth it, bench him

  88. Chad says:
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    I recently got frustrated with the struggling Piscotty and dropped him for Judge when he was called up. Piscotty is still sitting on waivers, and I could give up Judge to get Stroman. Thoughts?
    Judge or Piscotty ROS, and Piscotty & Stroman>Judge?

    • Chad says:
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      @Chad: I should add its an H2H league with BB and K9 being the 6th cats respectively.

      • Chad says:
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        @Chad: Speaking of struggles I have Brocktune also and other than an occasional great night he’s been hurting. Do you see him pulling through in the next 3 weeks, or should I push him off for Stroman instead, and keep Judge?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stroman for Judge and pick up Piscotty

  89. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Accidentally let Strasburg in for today’s catastrophe at Coors.

    F it, now I’m just gonna let Bundy start on short rest against Boston. F it all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  90. Db says:
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    Start price vs Orioles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  91. Orphan Black says:
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    Who’s the call?

    Orlando @ An. Sanchez, DET
    or
    Pederson @ Jake Thompson, PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  92. Knucks says:
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    Hate that the Monkey wasn’t wrong. Watson out there now for the 9th. But Nunez really making him work and drawing that BB. I want C*nt to look sillier than the monkey of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Big time struggle going on out there

  93. Robert says:
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    Is Gary Sanchez worth a utility spot on a 10 team h2h league? I have dropped from 2nd to 7th after 3 weeks of pathetic hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  94. Yeltyabd says:
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    Speaking of that Sanchez Util spot would you start him over Werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  95. Db says:
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    Drop Reynaldo or hellickson to make room for Danny Salazar or leave him on dl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  96. Alps88 says:
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    I was offered judge for Casilla
    Judge will cost $6 next year
    I can spare a closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • Alps88 says:
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        @Grey:
        Now it’s my choice
        Salazar or judge for Casilla.
        I can use either
        Whose better value
        Salazar will cost$16 next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Salazar

  97. jb says:
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    Is Joe Nathan like getting your old, old, old girl friend back? Hopefully, she’s still attractive despite being around the block a few times and some good things are still familiar. Just a lead in to my C question — Rupp or Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, kinda like having an ex-girlfriend’s body shipped to you after she’s passed…. Sanchez

      • jb says:
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        Ha ha ha ha.

    • jb says:
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      12 tm- std H2H. I got Rupp or Grandal now in a few leagues. Keeping Yasmani. Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  98. griff says:
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    Dynasty format: For a bench spot, which is the better player to add Tim Anderson or Tyler Austin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, pick two from salas, barrett and maurer. gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Salas, but all kinda gross

  100. Steve says:
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    T. Austin or T. Anderson UTIL bat ROS?

  101. Steve says:
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    @Stevejust saw previous comment… Anderson for win-now as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. swaggerjackers says:
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    Grey!

    Please pick two ROS in a weekly H2H OBP league:

    Bregman, Kang, Swanson, Profar, Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang, Bregman

  103. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Cody Allen going full Ernesto Frieri. Yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  104. Andy says:
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    Getting ready for the playoffs trying to secure second seed bye
    Is Justin upton droppable?
    Drop for grichuk or Peterson or Moreland or eaton?

    Also could drop Keon Broxton and altherr

  105. Fungazi says:
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    What is up with Rich Hill’s blister? Has he really not learned to use the other hand at night by now?

  106. Nightpandas says:
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    Johnny Gray is five alarm fire…

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