Zach Britton has a mild lat strain.  He hopes to return soon as he’s complained that the loneliness of not pitching is killing him.  Britton went on to say, “Bollocks!”  Maybe that’s a Briton.  Any hoo!  Or as a Briton would say, “Tally hoo!”  The Orioles haven’t said Britton is shut down, but I highly doubt he closes another game in the next week.  Or as a Briton would say, “My Full Monty is knackered.  Let’s scallywag over a fag, you donkey arse.”  The Irish have fought for independence for the better part of a century, and yesterday they exacted some revenge as Britton went down to an O’Day.  Darren O’Day said, “Blarney stone something something potato something something Guinness.”  It was hard to understand.  I would grab O’Day in every league if you need saves as he’s now converted two in two like Chuck Woolery, and, holy crap, Woolery got old!  Have you seen The Voice?  His son was on there and Woolery looked like he was gonna turn to dust.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Jones – Out again with back spasms.  I liked Adam Jones better when he was a young player who looked like he hotboxed the room where his player page photo was taken.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, now with five homers in his last eleven games.  He was straight doodie that sticks to the bowl for most of the year, but he is hot now and I would grab him.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  C’mon, let’s get an updated remake about Machado called, “Who’s the Manny?” with Ed Lover and Doctor Dre!

Max Scherzer – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  Now has 249 Ks on the year.  That would’ve led the league in 2005, 2006 and 2007.  Scherzer’s third in the majors this year with likely two starts to go.

Ryan Zimmerman – Still has discomfort in his side.  In other news, Taco Bell causes diarrhea.  By the by, my autocorrect wanted to change diarrhea to Die Hard.  If iPhones were around 20 years ago, Bruce Willis might’ve been the star of Diarrhea with a Vengeance.

Miguel Cabrera – Out with a sore back.  The news said, “Tigers hope he’s ready by Friday.”  I say, “Um, yeah!”

Neftali Feliz – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 8th save and 2nd save opportunity in two days.  Apparently, his effort level is up to Ausmus’s standards.  Not entirely sure what happened to Alex Wilson, but he hasn’t been used in days.  This is the time of the year when a guy disappears for days, then suddenly there’s an update that he has an injury.  I’m still holding Wilson where I need saves, but Feliz looks to be in the lead for the closer job.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  Not a bad year ratio-wise.  Guess his win-loss record.  I’ll give you a hint, it’s also Altuve’s height.  If you guessed 4-8, you’re right.  Well played.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .242.  Here’s my overrated guys I gave you in March:  Cano, V-Mart, Holliday, Wainwright and Freeman.  Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Melky has three homers in his past nine games, though he is hitting around .250 in September, after hitting .266 in August.  Could be hot or at least game, Mmmmm elky.

Zack Greinke – Scratched from his start with a sore calf.  Teams headed to the playoffs + Starters who need rest = Will be skupped.  Damn, that math was so close!

Yasiel Puig – Ran the bases yesterday.  Was he with all the other under-ten year olds?

Corey Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .353.  Let the hype begin.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 31st homer.  Au Shizz!  More like Gold Medal, because he’s finishing with a flour-ish!

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks.  He was awful in his last start, so you can stream him, but there’s no rhyme or reason when he pitches well or grim.  Okay, there was a rhyme.

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 3 ER as he gave up a ninth inning, three-run blast to Freddie Freeman, who entered the game as a pinch hitter.   What does this mean for fantasy?  It means you likely benched Freeman when you saw he was out of the lineup and sonavabench!

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week with three homers in his last eight games.  He’s owned just about everywhere, but not everywhere everywhere if you know what I mean mean.

Ketel Marte – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Wily Peralta – Was shut down yesterday.  If only the Brewers had done that in April.

Zach Davies – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Somebody hire a tailor, JB needs his inseam taken out!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in his last seven at-bats, but that’s over four games because Maddon’s playing matchups, which is like saying Maddon’s breathing.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks in 78 pitches.  You can look at the Stream-o-Nator for him, but SON doesn’t know that Hendricks is essentially a long man reliever.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he returned to the starting lineup for the first time since July 29th.  He could’ve taught summer school this year to make some extra bucks.  You’re gonna be inclined to add Holliday to your team and I say go for it…if you’re in a hella deep league and there’s no one else available worth anything.  Likely, Holliday will continue to get days off here and there, and be no better than a bunch of other players off of waivers.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 17th homer as he returned to the starting lineup.  I love me some Grichuk, but, to get the ball in to the infield, he needs three cutoff men like Johnny Damon, so I doubt he plays every day.

Adam Wainwright – Threw 25 pitches to hitters yesterday, Matt Adams homered off of him, Grichuk hit a hard liner to center and, watching the highlights on SportsCenter, Beltran’s knees buckled.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homers.  Damn.  He used to be a 12-homer guy.  I’m gonna have to take some serious monocles and find me some no-joke cyclopses to look at him this offseason.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  I wasn’t expecting him to rebound from his last stinker until the playoffs, but I’ll take that with a box of dollars!  Is that a saying?  It should be.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3 and his 29th homer.  Well, he’s not going to win the NL MVP as I predicted, but ishkabibble to that, he still did well.

Aramis Ramirez – Missed starting yesterday due to his groin.  Thankfully, that wasn’t reversed with him starting yesterday missing his groin.

Neil Walker – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 15th homer.  A player could be in an 0-for-50 slump and I’d start him in Coors.  So, does that make Coors a very large female?

Jon Gray – Was shut down yesterday for the year.  Here’s an exact quote of his, “I’ve pitched fine on the road.  I just can’t find that — whatever it is — to make an adjustment to pitch in this place.”  I will point to that quote any time anyone asks if they should pick him up.  Oh, and his home ERA was 8.27; his away ERA was 2.70.  Good luck trying to get traded to another team!

Nolan Arenado – Didn’t start yesterday after bouncing his melon on the ground.  He said he saw stars after it happened and is scheduled for more tests.  Can we test to make sure he wasn’t wearing telescopic goggles?  I want to rule out everything!

Tom Murphy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer in his third game in a row.  Damn, I almost streamed him, but Walt Weiss isn’t playing him every day so I went with James McCann and he McCan’t!  Where is this power coming from for Murphy?  It’s Coors, doode.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Fun stuff, Cousin Stinkshorts, but he’s just as likely to be out of the lineup in the Rockies next game.

Adam Conley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  The moral of this story is stream hard and fast against the Phillies.  Lame story, but true.

Justin Bour – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer.  If I would’ve told you in March that Bour would’ve had ten more homers than Ozuna, you would’ve said, “Are you misspelling Michael Bourn?”

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  Yes, it’s only through three starts.  His three starts came against the Red Sox and Yankees twice.  *ties red string around wrist to remind myself to draft Stroman next year*  “Are you in Kabbalah?”  No, Madonna, leave me alone!

Russell Martin – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Over the course of a whole season, the Blue Jays could make Ben Revere into a ten-homer hitter.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and his 23rd steal, and now has four steals in his last four games.  No idea if he’s trying to up his arbitration value or what, but if you need SAGNOF, grab him.

Michael Brantley – Out of the lineup due to his shoulder.  You can wait for him to recover, and maybe he returns in the next day or two, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see him only play sparingly the rest of the way.  Sorry, don’t shoot the messenger, unless it’s a messenger pigeon and you’re out game hunting.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .234.  On a serious tip, what a schmohawk.  He’s been about as valuable as Yunel Escobar.

Corey Kluber – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.55.  How’d that drafting early starters thing work out for you?

Phil Hughes – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  How’d following my advice to draft Hughes work out?  Okay, so they’re not all gems!

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 28th homer.  Dozier is French for sleep, which is appropriate since he took a long-ass Dozier during the 2nd half of the season.  That’s two years in a row now where his power has fallen off a cliff in the 2nd half like he was yodeling on The Price is Right.

Glen Perkins – 1 IP, 2 ER as he entered the ninth inning with a four-run lead.  Not quite time yet to sing, “Jumpin’ Jack Jepsen is a pass.”

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  See what I said about Carlos Santana and change the name Santana to Beltre and Carlos to, well, you know.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Fun fact!  Rougned Odor is also the Cambodian word for what they called the Survivors after 39 days.  So excited Survivor’s back!  Yes, I think I might be the only one that actually still watches this show.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Elvis has entered the building!  See, what I did there?

Josh Reddick – 1-for-3 and his 20th homer.  The homer didn’t make up for his two errors in the field, which doesn’t include his error not applying sunblock on his lower half.

Drew Smyly – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Since there was no offense yesterday, and it’s now two days in a row where I feel like September is totally devoid of offense, I did a quick and dirty stat grab.  In August, there were two teams that didn’t score 100 runs in the month (Braves, Angels).  So far this month, there’s twenty teams without 100 runs.  Yes, there’s still time, but there’s no way 20 teams get to 100 runs scored.  Last year in August the major league average for runs scored was 114.  In September, 101.  Any interior decorator will tell you there’s a pattern here.

Steven Souza – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  Which is super if I were actually playing him, but because Souza’s day-to-day when he’s not even day-to-day, he’s on my weekly league bench.  What’s with that Steven name this year?  Effin Souza!

Asdrubal Cabrera – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  Not quite as good as Longoria this year, but close, which is ridiculous.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Tied a bit to the WHIPping post, and this was vs. the Rays, so you likely wanted more, but there’s kids starving in Africa so stop wanting so much!

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks in Petco.  In other words, he could be a Cy Young candidate again if he were traded back to the Padres.

Wil Myers – Out with wrist soreness.  Here we go again, Whitesnake!

Jedd Gyorko – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Gyorko?  More like Tease-o!  Amiright?!

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 24th homer.  On the backend of the site, I’m starting my year-end recaps that will be posted after the season concludes, and I was looking at Calhoun’s preseason ranking vs. where he’s at now.  I ranked him 27th for outfielders; right now, he’s ranked 28th for outfielders on the Player Rater.  I should be a migrant worker with this cherrypicking.

Mike Fiers – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  Fiers is another one with Hendricks and Hammel, where I think there’s some funny business with their ERA.  If Fiers has a 3.66 ERA, I have a chance with Jessica Alba.  Any hoo!  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, and I could see streaming him, though it’s riskier than SON’s purporting.

Carlos Gomez – Doesn’t appear close to returning.  If your season hangs in the balance on whether Gomez returns or not, like a grandmother, I’d try to find a new balance.

 
  1. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    Time to be an early commenter wooooooo!

    Hahaha, Davies is OK. At best. Shawn Marcum when he’s waffling. A Marcum waffle.

    Ketel Marte – wooooooo! Nice game as I continue to stream him in my epic most important league battle for roto supremacy

    Grichuk – Wooooo! Nabbed him in same league since someone dropped him when he hit the DL, and you know I’ve been the big Grichuk guy.

    Adam Conley – Talked him on the Pod! Very interesting start there, still interesting deep sleeper.

    Calhoun – MOTHER F! Had him for 3 years, and got so fed up with the low runs, average, redhairedness that I dropped him for O’Day in a tough battle for saves as well. At least O’Day got a save. And Pagan got a steal.

    Catch ya down the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB Gilpin: Haha, redhairness is enough to put you off anyone

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @JB Gilpin:

      As for fish waffles..

      I’ve streamed heston, conley, peavy, lewis early week.. late week i’m going duffey, de la rosa (if he starts??), gausman, nola, medlen, cody anderson..

      I also have pineda, arrieta, cole, rodon, carrasco..

      also grabbed marte

      this is how you win a world series

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Drafting pitchers early worked fine. Kluber is not in cy young form but certainly didn’t destroy anyone’s season. The only early rd pitcher that did is maybe Stressbird.

    On the hitting side you have Rendon, Carlos Gomez, Puig, Hanley and Desmond. Maybe even your favorite whipping boy Adam Jones.

    How’d drafting hitting early work for you?

    • Atl Bravo says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I think you’re missing the point that there’s equal value in drafting an upside pitcher like Arrieta in the later rounds as your no. 1

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Atl Bravo:

        Heh, in the league in which I have my largest lead is the one where my highest-ranked pitcher is Cody Allen and my top three starters are Wacha, Lynna, and Odorizzi, none of whom went in the top 100. I was too busy drafting Abreu, Rizzo, Harper, and Posey to bother with pitching, but I’m still winning most of the pitching categories. That’s just a public league, though. What about my competitive league?

        Well, this is a strange year, since I’ve had quite a few viable starters who started the year ranked below 100, but some of those are guys like Sano and Correa and Chris Davis. The highly-ranked hitters on the team all produced well, including the highly-ranked guys like Harper and Goldschmidt.

        Incidentally, I actually owned Kluber in this league, but I traded him. That’s good! I traded him for Joc Pederson. That’s…. we’ll let history be the judge.

        My highest-ranked AND best starter in that league was Arrieta, with some other great values in guys like Archer, Keuchel (traded C-Mart for him), and Rodon (didn’t start him during the first month or so). The thing is, I find that I can operate the same way every year, especially in a keeper league. Whenever I see that I have a Cy Young type of player, I trade him. Whenever I see an MVP type of player, I try to trade FOR him.

        I think the point is that it’s a little easier to find unheralded pitching, and in the long-term leagues, pitching doesn’t seem to hold up as well. Remember when people were talking about whether we should draft Justin Verlander in the first round? That was, what, two or three years ago? What about the same discussion with Tim Lincecum?

        Pitchers feel like NFL running backs in that there is a lot of turnover in their ranks and they get some value just from having a starting job.

        Well, the point isn’t that the top pitchers hurt you, except they do because of opportunity cost. Take Kershaw and miss out on Goldschmidt or Rizzo. Then it becomes much harder to have the best offense.

        Meanwhile, as my anecdotal evidence has shown, you can have the top pitching staff in your league without drafting any top pitchers. There, that’s my point.

        Again, I can build the top pitching staff in the league with Wacha, C-Mart, and Odorizzi as my aces. The guy in your league whose best three offensive players are Brett Gardner, Adam Lind, and Melky Cabrerra (whose rankings are in the same range as those of the pitchers I mentioned) almost certainly has the LAST PLACE offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I’ve had good seasons in just about every league… Even the leagues where I own Stressbird

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Though due to hitting

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: @Manley Ramirez: I own Rendon, kept Gomez, traded for Desmond then traded him for Hanley, whom I dropped. I’m now in the h2h finals in my league and am currently winning the matchup.

      • @FKA Ralph: H2H finals when there is still a week and a half left. I like it. I’ve tried talking our commish into that… I have been the beneficiary of having a mediocre team when a league. But on the flip side. Losing when you know you have the best team last week because MLB organization and players don’t give a fuck about your team stings a hell of a lot more then being the dark horse who won

  3. Gyorko, steve pearce, flores at 2b. Need power rbi’s and OPS. DO I DARE GO GYORKO

      • @Grey: If i had thrown Josh Harrison in the mix would that have changed your answer…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe

  4. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I also watch Survivor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s just you, me and Probst! So, what did you think?

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: I actually did not watch it! I had to set the DVR because I had to give my son a bath right at 8 ok because my wife had a college course to attend. I will look to watch the episode this evening.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, cool

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    My colleague who sits opposite me at our work station is shorter than Altuve. I’m 1″ taller than JB so if I slouch down a bit in my chair her whole head is covered by the desktop monitor she sits in front of. I slouch a lot because as a short person with advanced Napoleon syndrome she talks a lot.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Haha, Mutt and Jeff, you too

  6. Eric says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league and I can only keep 4 of the following:

    Goldy – 2nd round
    Strohman – last round
    Jose Fernandez – second to last round
    M. Franco – last round
    iCarlos – last round
    Archer – 9th round
    Dee Gordon – second to last round
    Corbin – last round

    Which four do you recommend keeping?

    • Elliot

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      @Eric: Goldy, Jose, Carlos, and then Archer or Dee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, J-Fer, Correa, Archer

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Great stuff as always Grey!

        @Elliot Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  7. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Cody Anderson @ MIN
    Kennedy vs SF
    Bettis vs PIT (will Pittsburgh rest starters stet clinching?)
    K Gibson vs CLE

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Elliot: Just my 0.02$, I love Bettis and he’s been good of late. With Torenado down, Cargo somehow vanishing, who’s going to hit against lefty Locke? Blackmon? Dickerson? Tough call. Plus, even if they clinched a wild card, they are going to want to host the wild card game so they need to keep winning. Plus, plus, Marte is killing it and the Rox have already used up their bullpen over the last two games. All told, you should sit Bettis if you need Wins; for ratios and K/9 it might be okay not sure how many innings he’ll pitch as it’s his 3rd since coming back from the dl.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Elliot

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        @Ante GALIC: I’m sold! I won’t grab Bettis. Of the other three, who do you like best for today’s start?

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Elliot: Cody, though they are all tough picks. Kennedy is a hodgepadre at home, but he’s going up against MadBum. Indians are 3 back in the loss column for the 2nd wild card and therefore gunning to win. The Twins are reeling.

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Gibson, Kennedy

  8. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Oh man, totally outfoxed myself yesterday. Sat Melky (.142/.207/.440 lifetime vs. Verlander) in favor of Cron, who was 2 for 3 with 2 HRs vs Fiers. The 2 RBIs he got weren’t bad, but I should have trusted the Melkman.

    Lesson learned: eff recency bias and ignore historical data. Go with your hot hands!

  9. Brian Blacklow says:
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    I made this comment last year and it’s a pleasure to make it again…

    For the second time in two years since discovering this website I’m going to win my fantasy league (I’m up a whopping twelve points and I think even if all my pitchers blew up and my hitters had oh-fers the rest of the way that I would still win by a point).

    Aside from that time you told me it was a good idea to trade Carlos Martinez and Micheal Wacha for Stressbird (oops!), following your advice has been golden. Thanks very kindly!

    -Brian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  10. Timmah says:
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    It’s been a near perfect season and I’m in the championship of my H2H league but this week ain’t goin so well…. Greinke skipped, Scherzer mediocrity again, and my boys Miggy, Cargo, Upton, Kipnis all snooze fests. Even my closers are in “honey badger don’t care” mode. WHY FANTASY GODS WHY!!!

    …rant off… crying self to sleep mode on… :-(

  11. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 QS
    Playoffs!

    Should I start Kazmir vs Tex tomorrow? Rodon @ NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kazmir

      • TOGMAN says:
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        @Grey: Start Kazmir, don’t start Rodon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs, I could see starting both

  12. whampwhamp says:
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    @ Grey is it time to cut ties with Kluber ? My H2H goes until next week so he would be a 2 start guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey, not 100% sure. He looked gassed last night from what I saw. But they were playing in the rain and I’m sure he couldn’t get a good grip on the ball. You could make the same case for Hughes or why Hughes didn’t suffer the same problem but…

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But…Don’t leave me hanging, Ante! Nah, I hear ya…

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Ha! No, I left you hanging. It’s SUPER Kluber!!! But, maybe best to leave Kluber for next year and move on. Probably Stroman is a 2-start if they need him for 2. He looks like a legit #2 behind Price.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like Stroman, but he’ll likely be on a pitch count which hurts him a tad

  13. Joe says:
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    Here’s the situation in my 5×5, 12-team H2H league. I’m ahead this week but every category except maybe steals (down 0-3) and WHIP (down 0.30) is in play. I have two adds left.

    1. If Arenado doesn’t play today, would you add one of these as a precautionary backup, even if it meant dropping Ellsbury, Eaton, or even Kluber (or someone else)? Available: Murphy, Harrison, Desmond, or Reyes (I have Sano, who is 3B and SS eligible, so I can add either position)

    2. Who should I drop to add Teheran as a starter: Ellsbury, Eaton, Kluber’s hammy, or someone else?

    C – Perez, 1B – Bour, 2B – Dozier, SS – Sano, 3B – Arenado, OF – Bird, K.Davis, Pham, Util – Bautista, Bench – Ellsbury, Eaton

    SP – Kluber, Strasburg, Carrasco, Shields, Salazar, Quintana, Stroman

    *Every time Grey helps you, an Angel drinks a beer*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: 1. Sure, Ells for Murphy 2. Kluber…Ha!

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @Joe:

      If this is your final week, you don’t need Kluber anymore

  14. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Actually, might as well ask for your input across several days, to save us time.

    I’m looking to plan out my streamers for the rest of the week. I’ve got three moves left for this H2H match-up. I only have one open streaming spot, so one guy per day. Which 3 guys would you grab out of this list?

    Thursday
    Cody Anderson @ MIN
    Kyle Gibson vs CLE

    Friday
    Edinson Volquez vs CLE
    Wei-Yin Chen vs BOS
    Yovani Gallardo @ HOU
    Rich Hill vs BAL

    Saturday
    Eduardo @ BAL

    Sunday
    AJ Burnett @ CHC
    Heston @ OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson….Chen…Burnett ugly on the last one

  15. Mouth to Mouth Vagina says:
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    Do you trust Matz today at CIN vs. Josh Smith? SON ain’t reppin that shizz, but I am running out of options. If I don’t start Matz, I would have to use Holland at HOU vs. McHugh which SON is smiling upon for some reason, although it’s more like a smile that creeps on your face while squeezing out a fart at your cubicle.

  16. yidkid says:
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    I am in a 10 team nl only keeper league with an auction. Auction n cap is $280. We have 15 hitters c,c, 1b, 3b, ci, 2b, ss, mi, u,u, o,o,o,o,o & 10 pitchers scoring is 5×5. I have potentially 20 keepers. We can only keep 2 minor leaguers & I have seager, olivera & glasnow. Obviously I keep seager & olivera since I can bid on a $1 filler until I bring them up in the first transaction period & then they are assigned a $5 salary. I can re-sign players entering their option yr & will do so with Gordon, Polanco, Harvey & Giles. So here is what I have.
    Here are my best hitting keeper candidates
    M Adams-7 (absolute last yr )
    J Turner-2 (option yr will decline to re-sign)
    Gordon-5 (will re-sign for 1 yr)
    C Hernandez-5
    Puig-10 (absolute last yr)
    Polanco-5 (will resign for 1 yr)
    O Herrera-5
    Ozuna-4 (option yr will decline to re-sign)
    D Santana-2
    T Pham-5
    Austin Jackson-10
    Darnell Sweeney-2
    Clint Robinson-8
    Here are my best pitching keeper candidates
    Harvey-4 (will resign for 1 yr)
    C Martinez-4
    J Eickhoff-2
    J A Happ-1
    J Gray-1
    A Bradley-1
    Heston-15
    OUT OF THESE choices which 13 do you keep???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t keep these 7: Turner, Cesar, Odubel, Jackson, Eickhoff, Happ, Heston, Robinson…You have more guys to not keep too

      • yidkid says:
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        why wouldn’t I keep Justin Turner @ $2 or Odudel Herrera @5 or Ceasar [email protected]

        I understand that I am keeping Adams-7 Gordon-10 Puig-10 Polanco-10 Ozuna-4 (love your ozuna razz’s) D Santana-2 Harvey-9 C Martinez-3 & K Giles-6

        that is 9 keepers…I need 4 more & I plan on keeping Turner-2 Odubel-5 Ceasar-5 & then it comes down to Jerkoff( I loved that post )-2 A Bradley-1 or Pham-5 for the last keeper. do you agree???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leave off Bradley there

          • yidkid says:
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            you are probably right , but you still didn’t explain why you wouldn’t keep O. Herrera @$5 C Hernandez @$5 or Turner @ $2

            Herrera is hitting 292, 8 hrs , 59 runs, 40 rbi & 15 sbs…why wouldn’t I keep him @ $5

            C Hernandez is at .272, 1hr, 35 rbi, 57 runs & 19 sbs … why wouldn’t I keep him

            Turner is at .290, 15 hrs, 55 rbi, 49 runs & 5 sbs & he is $2…why wouldn’t I keep him

            you have me very confused

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m confused, start again, here’s the 13 I’d likely keep:

              M Adams-7 (absolute last yr )
              J Turner-2 (option yr will decline to re-sign)
              Gordon-5 (will re-sign for 1 yr)
              C Hernandez-5
              Puig-10 (absolute last yr)
              Polanco-5 (will resign for 1 yr)
              O Herrera-5
              Ozuna-4 (option yr will decline to re-sign)
              D Santana-2
              T Pham-5
              Harvey-4 (will resign for 1 yr)
              C Martinez-4
              A Bradley-1

              • yidkid says:
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                yes but I left out k giles @ 1 so take out [email protected]

                I guess what I need to know is that I am keeping the right 13

  17. KB says:
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    Streamed Koehler vs. Philadelphia… that did not go well. I’ve never missed an episode of Survivor in 15 years, so you are not alone in your excitement!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KB: So what did you think of the 1st episode?

  18. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve got:
    Allen, Ramos, Tolleson, Familia

    Would you grab any of the following over them:
    O’Day, Vizcaino, Robbie Ross, Feliz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Nah

  19. The People's Strudel says:
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    Grey,

    In real life baseball discussion, I remember how upset I was (as a life-long Mets fan) when the Gomez trade didn’t go through. Knowing the organization, my fear jumped to them not wanting to pay Gomez’s remaining salary with the Wilpons rolling around in their money like Scrooge McDuck. Hindsight is most definetely fifty-fifty.

    On to Fantasy Baseball related news, which one of these SAGNOFs would you want?
    Neftali Feliz
    Robbie Ross Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup…. Ross

  20. Matt says:
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    yo grey.
    since carlos correa is not playing today, I need a shortstop.
    im leaning towards jordy mercer since he is in coors. i want gyorko but hes facing the dinger daddy madbum.

    whats your take?
    thanks! you’re helping me be like drake #back2back(champs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Yes, Mercer

  21. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Need some pop this weekend in OBP league:

    Ethier (three games @COL v RHP)
    Tom Murphy (Bolsinger, B.Anderson and Wood are the LAD pitchers he faces)
    Bird Is The Word

  22. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Do you think Arenado plays today??

    Hopefully he can do something for this final World Series push.. which would be 3 years in a row with your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it

  23. Steve says:
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    Gyorko or Guyer for pure production, rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

      • Candygram for Gyorko says:
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        @Grey: Gyorko like candy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Land shark?

  24. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Between Rizzo, Correa, Frazier, Harper, Upton, and Cespedes this week I have 6R, 1HR, 5RBI…thanks head to head playoffs!

    But I contrived to leave Stroman in…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

  25. Chris says:
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    Question for you, Stroman or Gray as your keeper SP?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  26. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    Hey Grey –

    In the championship week of my 12 team H2H league (thanks for the help!) – standard 5×5 format. This week, I’ve lost both Holland and Britton (and have Carson Smith as my 3rd RP). Only have 1 pick up for the week. Is it worth it to grab O’Day, or should I use that pick up for a streamer? I’m already down 0-3 in saves, so I’m thinking of punting the category.

    Waivers are thin, but not terrible for SP’s – was going to us SON to decide on a pickup. What do you think – O’Day or a streamer? Thanks as always for the insight, and great read to start the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Punt saves at this point…Stream…Thanks!

  27. Shane Schutz says:
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    Dynasty league trade ?
    C Sal Perez
    1b Rizzo
    2b Altuve
    3b Bryant
    SS Bogaerts
    of Harper
    of Betts
    of Nelson Cruz
    Ut Fielder
    Ut Carpenter
    ben Cain
    ben Fowler

    Sp’s
    Kershaw
    Kluber
    Teheran
    Pineda
    Wacha
    Bauer
    Tanaka
    Tomlin

    Offer is Scherzer for Addison Russell and Jose Berrios, both currently on my minor league roster. OBP league. Russell will have to be placed on my roster next season, Berrios can be sent up and down all year, saving a roster spot. In the championship this year. Am I giving up too much of the future for 2yrs of Scherzer?

    • Shane Schutz says:
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      @Shane Schutz:
      Also, we keep everyone. Roster limit of 29.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Scherzer

  28. dem ribbies says:
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    morning Grey!

    Do you happen to know if player eligibility is based on games started at a given position or can a player gain eligibility if they are substituted into a position 20 times?

    e.g. Schwarber, is stuck at 19 games @ C, if he’s subbed in the 7th inning, will that make 20? or does he have to actually start at C?

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @dem ribbies: uh, nevermind. just looked on CBS and he has 20 and was sub’d in from LF to C.

      woot

      top 10 C next season?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He played 20 games at C? Wow, had no idea… Yes, he’s top 10 next year, top 5 prolly

  29. J-FOH says:
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    Reading this as a cherry picker all I saw was creeper, creeper, and why you better have your h2h championship before September or why h2h is weeeee tarrrrr dead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Migrant workers, the lot of us!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: cesar chavez is our statistical leader

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Hilarious… We need Benjamin Bratt to play us in a movie

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: the opening narration would go like this.

            As a young boy I would comb through the stats fields searching for the juiciest, ripest numbers. Cesar always told us the gringos will pay top dollar because they are too lazy to do this for themselves. We would load up the stats in the back of my dad’s old rusted out Chevy pickup and take them to market where we would sell them. I was the best seller of stats. I would make the gringos laugh at my jokes so for the moment they wouldn’t notice that we were cherry pickers. I was the maestro of cereza.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Looking out across the field of stats with many cherry pickers, “This is our maize. These are our xFIPs.”

  30. Aaron says:
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    Bird or V-Mart and Starlin or Murphy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird…Murphy

      • Aaron says:
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        What about Murphy vs. V-Mart? Forgot to mention that they’re both UTIL spots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Murphy

          • Aaron says:
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            Thanks for carrying us through the playoffs, when Yahoo and most of the other guys are solely covering football!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  31. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    What’s good, man?
    Tight battle with the other best bud this week. He’s streaming well so far, I’m proud of him. But also pissed.

    I might have to start Rich Hill……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Sniglet master?!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Exactly. As in “Not Necessarily Good News”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hilarious!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Thx, BB. Let’s hope the results are not!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I mean, he could have one more start in him where he fools people, right? I’m not just trying to convince myself this is going to work out or anything…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You have to let it go away from you and then it’ll come back…That’s Einstein (or a Hallmark card)

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I thought it was Crocodile Dundee on how to throw a boomerang

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I confuse Crocodile Dundee and Einstein more times than I can remember!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Tell me about it, G.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Tell me more about it, G.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, on it!

  32. i don’t know but i’ve been told Eskimo something is pretty cold, with that being said is Stanton and Tulo from Alaska. Seems like they can never play out a year. And i drafted Cabrera in front of Goldy Gee wiz that was dumb. any way Pham or Melk or or David Peralta who i rode like a philly in the derby earlier in the year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

  33. Tim says:
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    I’m in my H2H championship (ends Sunday 9/27). Hoping you can help me again to bring it home. Assuming Duda LHB @CIN (Smith) & Rosario RHB vPIT (Locke LHP) are both starting today, who do you like? Hittertron (which has been awesome to have all year) likes Roario $39.1 to 18.4 though my league is OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario, doubt they both start

  34. heel hooker says:
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    Werth has been werthless, drop him for soler, khris davis, or moreland for this weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  35. Carnac says:
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    He did it. Mattingly has benched Corey Seager.

    Rollins hitting 2nd. Turner hitting 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • J-FOH says:
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        I was just about to comment on this. Mattingly just took the lead over Weiss and Williams in the horse race. It seriously feels like that carnival game where you put the balls in the hole to make your horse go.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carnival game-wise…Mattingly is spraying water into fantasy owners’ mouths and their heads are exploding

  36. dom says:
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    for tomorrow, start Cervelli (Lester) or Schwarber (Cole)? Start Pearce (Hill) or Holt (Chen)? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber…Pearce

  37. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey.
    Which streamer would you take on Saturday
    K.Medlen vs CLE(Tomlin)
    or
    A.Heaney vs SEA(F.Hernandez)

    Sunday
    C.Heston @ OAK(Nolin)
    [email protected] SD(Ross)
    Shoemaker @ SEA(Iwakuma)

    Also for next week would you rather have [email protected] or Happ vs STL
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen….Chacin (Sunday is awful)….Happ

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I know. I hate sundays options too but Friday isn’t any safer in my mind. Would you have to cojones to run out Sabathia tomorrow vs the white sox? The other options are R.HILL vs BAL or R.DE LA ROSA @SD.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d roll with CC… Streamers on Friday and Sunday are terrible, agreed

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Yikes. Feels scary leaving the balance of my season in that sloppy fat f%$ks hands.

  38. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Nolan Arenado is back!!

    Btw I made Greys #1 Fan as a joke, but I just stuck with it. May start to post under the name Josh .. We’ll have to see. Anyways hope you win the RCL league. If you do, you should buy everyone fish waffles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you, Jesus Alou, for Arenado… Fish waffles are so bomb they’re ridunk

  39. Carnac says:
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    “Don, are you sticking with your plan to start Rollins and Turner over Seager moving forward?”

    “I’m taking matchups into consideration. We’re against a lefty today and Jimmy’s hitting .300 against lefties. My plan is to be smart about this and finish strong.”

    “Don, Justin Turner is hitting .230 against lefties.”

    “……”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! “I want to finish strong, and no better way to do that running out there a 36-year-old that has been injured and generally terrible the whole year. Speaking of which, we need more Utleys!”

      • Carnac says:
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        HAHA

        “On a day like today, having Kershaw on the mound is a game changer. For instance, I no longer try to score as many runs as possible.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “They say the fans pay to see a close game, so let’s give them just that!”

          • Carnac says:
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            Either Mattingly is old school and enjoys a pitchers duel, or he’s new school and owns Corbin in DFS.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m guessing no school

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac:

      “Don, what are your thoughts on Seager?”

      “He’s made some contact and looks competent in the field. He just needs to be older for me to have faith in him”

      • Carnac says:
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        “The kid is a great talent. But he’s going to have to learn to make adjustments. Such as dealing with a fucking yutz for a manager.”

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Carnac: hahahaha, I haven’t heard yutz in a while.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            JJ Yutz?

  40. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I need to improve upon what has been a dismal month, thus far, of pitching. Ratios and Wins are the concerns. I’m looking to stream rock solid matchups. Do any of the following streams concern you?

    Pineda vs. ChW (Sale) 22.6
    .Matz @ Cin (Smith) 5.4
    Carrasco @ KC (Volquez) 12.6
    Jaime vs. Mil (Wagner) 17.6
    Severino vs. ChW (Samard) 11.3
    Smyly vs. Mia (Koehler) 32.1
    Corbin vs Col (Bettis) 23.5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t concern me

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Of the starts I listed, which is you least favorite?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Carrasco

  41. Jay_0321 says:
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    Two moves left. Was down 9-3 but now got it to 4-4. Werth has been werthless this week. Picked up Pham who helped me with a 2-4 jobby. No Dongaldson or Miggy today. Burn a move for an OF ro stream an SP or hold the two moves for crunch time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe stream SP, don’t know options, or hold moves

  42. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Hello, Grey. Should I drop Adam Jones for another CF that is playing? I guess the embedded question is how many more games you think Jones may miss. I see he is out of the lineup again today. I’m in the first of a two-week championship, so I’m a little concerned. As Tony Soprano would say, when it comes to backs, nobody knows anything.

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Grey – You skipped my question, partner!

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, hombre.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. ebudz says:
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    Best streamer(s) for tomorrow in my close championship points matchup?

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

    Sabathia vs. CHW (6.3)
    Rodon @NYY (3.7)
    Leake @OAK (-11.3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with CC

  44. Gator says:
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    Put Dickerson back in a similar ranking for 2016? Top 40?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, depends on health

  45. Nature boy says:
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    Last move of the year and it looks like I’ll need hitting this weekend to move to the championship.

    Bird or K Davis?

    It’s so hard for me to sit back here in this studio, looking at a guy out here, hollering my name!— When last year I spent more money on spilled liquor in bars from one side of this world to the other, than he made! You’re talking to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, whoa! wheelin dealin’, limosuine riding, jet flying son of a gun and I’m having a hard time holding these alligators down!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Bird, Bird, Bird is the buy!

  46. Carnac says:
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    Meanwhile, Walt Weiss is starting Dickerson vs LHP today. “Maybe someone else filled out the lineup card” – you, joking.

    Dickerson is the ONLY left-handed bat starting for the Rockies today and he’s leading off. “Nope, that’s Walt.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I like the faith Weiss’s showing
      2. He doesn’t know it’s vs. LHP

      Prolly #2

      • Carnac says:
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        Agree

  47. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Dump Werth for who?

    Rios, Pearce, Pillar, Domingo, Castro

    2) Dump d’Arnaud for Murphy?

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

    Getting my ass kicked in the Championship round, so I just need this weekend for a decent mo-effing bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce… Yes, Murphy

  48. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Who would you grab to replace Brantley if needed? Pearce, Harrison, Alvarez, Valencia, Inciarte, or Pillar?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce, depends on needs

  49. Little Bootsie says:
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    Which one should I sit today ?
    Heyward vs Jungmann
    Mookie vs Erasmo
    Yelich vs Asher

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  50. Mike says:
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    What’s your batty call for today Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kyle Parker

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Ooh, I wish I saw that. I chose Daffy Jaffy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Nice! SB already

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup! I needed that

  51. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Fun Fact.
    Bryce Harper at age 22 has more career strike outs (ABs 1796; SOs 440) than Yogi Berra had (ABs 7555; SOs 414) in his 18 year career. Boy, how the game has changed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, great stat! And Joe D. struck out even less, didn’t he? (Not just with the ladies.)

      • Dangerfield 51 says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha. Joe D. ABs 7673; SOs 369.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So crazy, thanks for sharing!

          • Dangerfield 51 says:
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            @Grey:
            No problem.

  52. Meizy says:
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    Need a hitter for today….Can you rank these? Thanks! Moreland, Pearce, Bird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird, Pearce

  53. Scott says:
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    Looked at Feliz’ FIP. Not pretty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, doesn’t matter though with so little time left

  54. Scott says:
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    Hey Grey! In my NL league, I am leading in counting stats and behind in OBP. Should I bench Pollock vs. Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Okie dokie. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Scott says:
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    Why are people dumping Werth? Think he’s gonna keep slumping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hitting .140 in last week

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Tyler Wilson may be the cure. I’ll give him 1 more chance.

  56. Scott says:
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    “Cruz may remain limited to DH duty for the remainder of the season”

    Best news ever for Cruz owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  57. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Great write up. Mulling over some keeper options for next year. Who are your top 3 out of Frazier, Dozier, Sano, Dee Gordon, Cole?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Frazier, Sano, Cole

  58. ScreechOwl says:
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    Sometimes I read these comments and wonder why anyone would play H2H with a playoff system. It’s so arbitrary, and it seems completely unreasonable that the season is determined by who plays best in September, when the real teams aren’t all even trying their hardest.

    Then I realize that people probably do it so they can have more late-season drama. Roto is better overall (in my opinion), but H2H gives you something to do when you’re in the final stretch of the season and you pretty much know how things are going to end. If you’re in a redraft league, then there’s really no drama at all. At least my dynasty team can do a little roster shuffling for next year.

    By the way, I’m leaning toward Khris Davis over Shin-Soo Choo for ROS and probably next year, too. Do you agree? I’ve got a logjam of almost-good-enough players looking to be my #3 outfielder next season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Davis a lot

  59. Scott says:
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    The one thing I like about HTH is, if you screw up, you get to start all over again the following week.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: not if you draft poorly

      • Scott says:
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        @J-FOH: I can’t draft poorly. I’ve got you guys!

        It’s the drop/adds that get me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There ya go!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Scott: so.you didn’t listen to grey and stayed away from Alex wood and the shark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Except in the playoffs

  60. knighttown says:
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    Coming down the stretch in my 12 team daily league and I’m tied for first. In a battle for runs, SB and RBIs. Just can’t afford guys with injuries or slumping so:

    1. Drop Myers for Chase Utley who is heading into Coors?
    2. Drop the banged-up Aramis for Lonnie Gonnie who Hitter-Tron likes for his matchups against the Twins?
    3. Is Billy Burns worth dropping for another Schmohawk?

    • Grey

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      1. Yup 2. Yup 3. Yup

  61. knighttown says:
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    Also need the wins and K’s but can’t afford a wallop in WHIP/ERA.

    Carrasco @ KC
    Rodon @ NYY

    Roll the dice?

    • Grey

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      I’d start Carrasco

  62. knighttown says:
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    Pick up Heaney for a spot start at home against the M’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  63. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Looks like Ray may be out Sunday as another commenter mentioned yesterday. Who do you like for my last transaction of the ship?

    Shoemaker v. SEA
    Sabathia v. CWS
    Duffey @ DET

    Oy! Thanks as always for a great season and run Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… CC…

  64. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Sooo..

    Any rules/hints to help guess which Dodgers will play at Coors this weekend?

    From the look of today’s lineup and after scrolling through today’s comments, I’m guessing…Nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nope!

  65. Endershadow says:
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    Grey, were you freaking out like I was when Kelley kept looking back during the challenge? I couldn’t believe she’d pass that opportunity up! I imagine there was a second one in the same place for the other tribe too. Wonder if there’s a rule against grabbing both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When they placed it at the challenge, I thought, “It’s so obvious to do that and it’s so genius, I can’t believe they haven’t done it before.” This is brilliant b/c if people start thinking idols are hidden there, everyone might start looking for the idol instead of competing… It’s a whole new level of awesome…

      • endershadow says:
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        @Grey: Yea, wonder if Kelley will be able to keep that info to herself long enough to find another.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or if someone (or multiple people) find the note at the other camp… I really thought the fiery Brazilian was gonzo too…

          • Endershadow says:
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            @Grey: Same here. I didn’t see enough strategy where people would be comfortable going Yoga guy. I think the Asian chick took Abi’s bag on purpose.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              PG? Maybe, Abi’s straight loco

              • Endershadow says:
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                @Grey: Yea PG. And that was Abi trying to chill out this time!

  66. Mike says:
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    This weekend seems bleak so I’m debating my Friday options. Could you rank these 4? Any of these “HELL NO” status? Thanks my man!

    De La Rosa @SD
    Hill v. BAL
    CC v. CWS
    Eickhoff @ WAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC, Hill

  67. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: doubling down on stroman next week with leagues on the line (@bal and @tb)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May as well

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: have your winter vacation plans yet? do you just go into hibernation for a couple months?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’m here… Cougs and I might go skiing for a week but no concrete plans yet

  68. chris says:
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    Thinking about picking up Chris Young (SP) to start against cleveland on Sunday in a h2h points league. He’s starting against salazar who I also own. I would slot him into a RP spot. I’m just hoping for some points at that point. Do you think it’s worth a shot or do you think he blows up on me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, worth a shot

  69. Josh says:
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    Damn… no point to pick up O’Day now in H2H leagues for at least a few days. he is going in for his 3rd save in 3 days now. Mayube a better update on Britton comes out between now and then. Tough to waste a move on a guy who may not get any save opp’s ROS

    • Grey

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      I doubt Britton returns if it changes your decision

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Just a hunch? Can’t find any indication on twitter that britton will be shut down. MRI was negative i think

        • Grey

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          Just seems unlikely he would return in week from a strained lat, but if you want to wait until Sunday, go for it

  70. SteveNZ says:
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    Yikes. Fernando Abad is ah… bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  71. James says:
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    Time to drop ryan braun?

    Love the post!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • James says:
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        @Grey:
        Corey Dickerson available as well as davis melky pham. Who you got

        Only concern if I pick up dickerson is ill have reyes arrenado blackmon as well in the line up.

        • Grey

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          Pham

  72. bQ says:
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    You like any of these guys in a 8 team league
    cc sabathia vs white sox
    gallardo @ houston
    Leake @oakland
    volquez vs cleveland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson, CC

  73. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need three to stream for championship week!

    Pick three:

    Tomlin v Royals
    CC Sabathia v White Sox
    Santana v Tigers
    Nola v Nationals
    Hudson v Athletics
    Burnett v Cubs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC, Ervin, Tomlin, assuming they’re all home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC, Tomlin, Ervin…None are good

  74. Fever Dog says:
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    Tomlin and Santana are both away. That change anything?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC, Hudson, Burnett

  75. Fever Dog says:
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    Hudson and Burnett are also away. So is Nola.

    Does THAT change anything?

    My bad, should have put that all in the first post.

  76. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Head to Head 12 teamer and I have:
    Carrasco @KC
    Syndergaard @Cin
    Cole @ChC
    Lester vs Pit

    I was gonna trot them all out tomorrow, what do you think? Any concern you?
    I also have Gausman going but the Streamanator doesn’t reckon he’s that crash hot a play tomorrow so was gonna bench him.

    thanks in advance.

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