You know a hitter is going well when I look to pick him up, see he’s taken, then look again a few hours later to make sure I wasn’t incorrect the first time.  Then I call over Cougs and tell her to look up the player, just to make sure I’m not missing something.  Then I summon my dog to the computer, and he’s good for nothing, but he does look cute trying to work a mouse.  Then I call up our neighbor, who is a reverse Cougar — have I ever mentioned that we have a neighbor who is in her thirties and dates only guys in their late-70’s?  Daddy issues much?  Plus, she takes on the old doodes’ personas, going to the library to use a computer, eating dinner at 4 PM, calling everyone “Sonny” — and my neighbor at the library doesn’t even see the player, so I know I missed out.  Yet, this hitter is only owned in 30% of leagues, so he’s available somewhere, he must be!  In the last week, Norichika Aoki is hitting .517.  That’s not a misprint.  In fact, it’s not even a print; it’s typed on a screen.  Sure, he rivaled Nadir Bupkis for the least amount of fantasy value given between April and August, but he’s on fire now.  I’d grab him in all leagues.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Domonic Brown – With Aoki and Domonic, it’s the rise of the players that were garbage all year.  Or as MC Lyte would say, “Crap-crapachino and it goes down light.”

Ender Inciarte – I saw he was owned in 9% of leagues, and his ownership actually went down yesterday, so I was like, “Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t own him, let alone talk about him in this week’s Buy.”  Then I looked at a weekend set in Colorado, and how he’s hitting over .300 in the last week while batting at the top of the lineup and I was like, “98% of ESPN leagues are abandoned at this point and he’s owned in 9% of leagues, so he’s actually owned 107% of leagues.  Maybe I shouldn’t talk about him because he’s owned in too many leagues.”

A.J. Pollock – Okay, every Rockie or Diamondback hitter should be owned for the next three days.  That’s not too hard is it — that’s not what he said!  Huh?

Avisail Garcia – Looking at his stats for the last week, I’m reminded of the website, Hot or Not.  You know you’re getting old when you mention a website that kids wouldn’t even know.  “When I was your age, I watched streaming video on Broadcast.com on a dial-up modem and tried to masturbate without knowing what the lower half of an image was going to be when it loaded.  Now get off my lawn!”  What I meant by Hot or Not was, Avisail hit a homer a few days ago, looked hot, then he went 0-for-4 and looked not, then had a multiple hit game and so on.

Daniel Nava – Scares me a tad when I’m looking at picking up a hitter and I see he was benched in the last few games for a different guy.  No time right now to own guys that aren’t in the lineup every day.  It’s why I’m scared off on guys like Rusney, Pederson and their ilk.  Ilk is chillin’, Gizz is chillin’!  Nava did have a homer the other day and seems to be playing and hitting the majority of the time.

Jordan Schafer – SAGNOF!

Ken Giles – After Papelbon got suspended for doing what every major leaguer does at least fifteen times a game — grab his crotch — Giles was moved into the closer slot.  Won’t stay there the rest of the season, but for at least the next four days.

Jared Burton – The Glen Perkins Band needed a new bandleader when Glen Perkins went down with a sore neck, so Burton stepped up even though — and this is merely a rumor — he couldn’t even finish watching Strictly Ballroom.  Now, Perkins has revealed he has nerve irritation in his elbow, and is likely done for the season.  Burton is freaked — there’s weddings we’re scheduled to perform at?! — but he has to and will step up.

Edward Mujica – Guess how I came up with what SAGNOF’ers to grab for saves?  I looked at my RCL team to see who I owned.  I also have Storen, but he’s way past 50% owned.

Jose Quintana – This week’s starters are all coming from the Stream-o-Nator.  There’s no other reason to own a pitcher at this point in the season.  Squint directly at the SON and enjoy that photokeratitis, I demand of you, and I talk like a foreigner.

Yusmeiro Petit – Bit surprised to see him still only owned in less than 50% of leagues.  Never the hoo!  He gets the Padres tomorrow.  I’d start my hair dresser, Jeffrey, against the Padres if he was in the majors.

Charlie Morton – Sunday’s a little bit lacking on streamers, so if you’re in a tight H2H matchup, make sure you have a bunch of Saturday starters if you can’t get any good ones on Sunday.  This was brought to you by the Fantasy Master Lothario, he really cares.

Wilin Rosario – From ESPN, “(Rosario’s) overall .257/.295/.415 batting line has made him mostly a disappointment this season.”  Mostly, huh?  That’s like saying Bea Arthur was mostly manly.  Rosario’s still not playing every day, but he has been hitting recently, and you know the Hitter-Tron likes him more than rubbing its metal genitals against a furnace.

Wilmer Flores – I just went over my Wilmer Flores fantasy.  I wrote it while eating a Fudgie the Whale all by myself.  I’m getting fat!

Jedd Gyorko – He has a hit in almost every game this month.  Yes, the ‘almost’ is key there.  Hasn’t shown a ton of power recently.  Probably because it’s 600 feet to dead center.  Move in your fences, Padres!

Javier Baez – If you’re desperate for power and speed and can handle five straight games of 0-for-5 with 5 Ks, I’d grab him.  On a side note, he’s going to be a tough guy to rank and/or draft next year, kinda of hard to trust a guy that could hit .180 on the low end or .220 on the high end.

David Freese – Behind the scenes, I’m currently going over the top 20 recaps that will be published once the season ends, and with that I’m also going through some old comments from haters back in the preseason.  This one is kinda classic, “I can’t see how you have Freese with a .260 avg after only one year of hitting at around .260. Are you aware that in his entire major and minor league career he’s hit well over .290?  You must dislike the man to come up with that assessment, or perhaps you just intend to downgrade him to get him very cheap in some league.  One good year does not make a star.  Likewise, one bad year does not make a bum.  In fantasy sports people have the bad habit of judging players only by the numbers they had the previous year.  I see Freese finding his mojo in LA surrounded by that Angels lineup; that of course, assuming he stays healthy all year.  If his feet and his back do not become an issue Freese will do much better than what you predicted.  And if he has health issues he will still do better than a mere .260. Last year was an aberration. You just have to take a glance at his career ratios.”  He was right, he’s hitting .261.  Any the hoo!  Freese has been hot in the last week, so you can grab him, unless you’re in a league with that guy and he’s owned him all year.

Brandon Crawford – One guy has hit better in the last week than Aoki, can you guess who?  No, not Teddy Higuera, he’s a retired pitcher.  Rolf Freeter?  That’s a made up name!   Read the name in the front of the blurb, doode!  It’s Crawford.  C’mon, that’s easy.

Christian Walker – I wanted to give you at least one 1st baseman to possibly pick up, and this is what I came up with since Pearce, Lind, Hosmer and Loney were owned in too many leagues to warrant mention (not owned in too many leagues to not warrant mentioning that I couldn’t mention them — natch!).  Walker could see time at first base since the O’s clinched and Chris Davis was suspended, and Christian doesn’t curse, drink or smoke — what does he do?  He hits homers — 26 of them in the minors this year.  By the by, have you heard that a day after Chris Davis was suspended, he lifted a car off a trapped motorist?  No kidding.  He must have the same PR person as George Zimmerman.

SELL

Elvis Andrus – How is he even owned in 50% of leagues let alone 94% of leagues?  Oh, wait…*thinking back on the math from Ender’s blurb*  Oh, he’s only owned in 2% of active leagues, so it’s all good.

Nolan Arenado – When I started writing this, The Flaming Lips came on my iTunes signing, “Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die?”  What an uplifter!  The Flaming Lips are in that group of musicians like the Beastie Boys.  They came out with their first song and so obviously seemed like a one-hit wonder.  “Oh, yeah, the ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’ guys?  Yeah, they’re gonna go far.  Maybe they can release another song on 90210.”  Or “‘Fight for Your Right to Party’ is catchy and all but those guys are such a novelty act, instead I’ll take House of Pain.”  Wait, what was I saying about Arenado?  Oh, yeah, I like him, but he’s in bed with a hot water bottle on his forehead.  I’d lose him.

Any Pitcher With A Bad Matchup – It’s that time of the year, folks and four female folks.  There’s not a pitcher I’d hold onto if he had a tough next matchup.  I’d even drop guys that have a decent next matchup if I needed room to grab someone else knowing that I could just pick up a different starter with a decent matchup.  You need to go for broke!  Keep in mind, I don’t mean go for broke as in starting a blog.

 
  1. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like at 3b for next week with nolan sidelined? prob need avg most.

    xander (2.6) – 3 vs tb, 3 vs nyy
    flores (-8.4) – 3 @ was, 3 vs hou
    amarista (-11.6) – 3 @ cle, 4 @ cws
    smolinski (NA) – 3 vs hou, 4 vs oak
    plouffe (7.4) – 3 vs ari, 4 @ det
    uribe (-8.2) – 3 vs sf, 3 vs col

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks. speaking of the godfather (from previous post) maceo parker has an upcoming show in la if youre into that kind of thing…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Getting tickets today to see De La at House of Blues in December… What-WHAT!

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: awesome. saw wu tang there a couple years ago. dont think they went on til 1am. great show.

            isnt one of the de la kids in the nfl or someshiz?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              De La Kids? Is that an offshoot band?

  2. JJ says:
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    Is it time to drop T.Ross? I am in a keeper league but we only keep 10 and I doubt that he will be a top 120 pick for next year. I also have Kluber, Bumgarner and Hamels.

    Petit and Archer are still out there. Petit has a rematch scheduled against the Padres for next week as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross will be top 120, maybe not for your team though…. Go with Petit if you need the start

  3. Hondo says:
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    Geez,there’s a crapload of streamers tomorrow. I had Keuchel targeted for tomorrow on my Monday pitching chart,but things have sure changed.I’ve got plenty of time to research and adjust myself(in a non-Papelbonian way) and harass you with questions later.
    I guess Wacha will probably only go 5 IP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe 5 IP if he’s lucky

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Went with Archer just to get it over with-you’re safe from the Streamish Inquisition.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey: Thanks-that’s who you suggested in the earlier thread.I figured with it being weatherproof and the K potential it was the safest pick.I’ve lost ERA and WHIP but can probably snag K’s,W’s on volume and should have no problem with Svs.Just need the bats to keep ahead and I’ll take the semi after being down 7-2 a couple days ago.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get those bats going!

              • Hondo says:
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                @Grey: I need big things from Pearce.I was worried that he might sit a game this weekend if Walker gets a look see at 1B,but it looks like Markakis is still banged up,so safe by other guys injury(should be a glossary term in there somewhere).The Hunger Games have nothing on FBB in terms of forced cruelty to your fellow man.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… True

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Hondo: it’s worse than you thought if you trusted the little ^ in yahoo. you thought he was playing but he didn’t, if you spent as little time as i did looking into it.

                  • Hondo says:
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                    @goodfold2: I dropped him before the game even started.Local news is good news.

                    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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                      @Hondo: i didn’t drop him (this was a 20 teamer), but yeah, if you could’ve.

  4. Shark says:
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    Puig or Pearce for more runs and HRs over the weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  5. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Nice read again my man, been using your advice all year and finally got first place in my keeper league. Just looking for a little insight on Brantley, I’m keeping him but was wondering if you could tell me if he was a top prospect at one time or if this rise to a top OF in fantasy was relatively out of nowhere? Thanks bud and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! He wasn’t a top prospect, matured into a solid hitter…

  6. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Sup Girl,
    Thanks for another good week of shizz…ill see you later boo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sup

  7. MadduxWasJuiced says:
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    Thoughts on Zimmerman? Would you play him ahead of Valbuena at 3B if he comes back? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play Valbuena

  8. Spammer Jay says:
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    hey Grey, what do you think about picking up Verlander? He gets MIN next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near him

  9. J-FOH says:
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    I put a clock upside down and went and got some shoe polish in anticipation of Steve coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My Tv gives me a five minute reminder every five minutes that Steve’s coming…

  10. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    So, who sucks less ROS, Jay Bruce or Lucas Duda? Also, would you drop Hardy (I have Mookie & D Santana as SS eligible).

    BTW, I’m NEVER going to draft Bruce again (well, unless he falls to me in the like the 5th round, you know, value pick and all).

    Fingers crossed that I’m headed to Championship week. Thanks Grey for all of your help (and fun reading) this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda… I’d drop Hardy… Good luck!

  11. Spammer Jay says:
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    I’ve got Panda in at 3rd. Should i pop in Flores or Freese instead? AVG and RUNS are what I need most.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  12. John E Depth says:
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    PS My hairdressers are named Trevor and Bruce…

    Will have to likely pitch 2 of the following likely Cleveland Steamers this weekend in H2H. The main concerns are IP and WHIP as my ship has sailed on catching my opponent in QS, K, and ERA.

    Jarred Cosart vs WAS
    WAS may or may not rest starters. I hate to start Cosart against the WAS regs, but he has been ok recently. However SON is in the negatives, -2.8.

    AJ Burnett @ OAK
    OAK can’t hit right now and Burnett usually does pitch pretty deep into games when he’s on. But he just walked 4 guys vs the Padres…

    Drew [email protected]
    Pitching in NYY sucks and XFIP shows hes unlucky with the homer. NYY lineup not too threatening… Goes deep into games usually, even when hes getting lit up.

    Chris [email protected]
    Hate him, but Houston has been putting the ASS in Asstros this week and overall. SON is a hater @ -4.6.

    And of course there’s Mike [email protected]…I dropped him after his start against TEX but SON likes him at 13.0 bc its the Mets…

    Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Hutch

  13. prez says:
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    Obvious fact of the day: pigeons CAN fly.

    • Hondo says:
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      @prez: Not if they’ve been crapping on your car and you have an air rifle.

      • prez says:
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        @Hondo: this is true!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @prez: Grey can change his name to Mac Grey and it will work.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or Dr Grey

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: Grey R Projectin Stuff? Greyzee E? GREY B AND RUDKIM?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Grey Puba

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: nice, to Pharcyde fans Slim Kid Grey to the old school Greydini and Buff Grey the Human Projections Box

              If I’m ever mad at you I will call you Greynilla Ice, but lets not get there

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, watch it… Call me Al B. Right

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I can get nasty if necessary

      • prez says:
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        @J-FOH: the mac named grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Large Greyfessor

          • prez says:
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            @Grey: The Albrighty Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              G.A. Rugged Man

              • prez says:
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                @Grey: we’ll work on it….

          • Hondo says:
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            @Grey: Decaf Lady Grey is great if the chamomile gets boring.
            But until then,I still have a caffeine buzz to work off,and so-

            Kirk-“Bones,it’s OK.They were just pigeons.
            McCoy-“Dammit they’re dead Jim.I can’t repair them with this primitive Jersey technology.”
            Kirk-“OK- Fuck ’em.They’re pigeons who crapped on Hondo’s car.We cannot go back and change history.”
            McCoy- “Dammit Jim! These are sentient creatures,we have to try!”
            Kirk- “OK,but if you succeed,you must alter their brain patterns and make them think they’re Prince Fielder and turn them loose on the McDonald’s parking lots to clean up the stray fries!”
            McCoy-“Dammit Jim,I took an oath!”
            Jim- “Eff ’em,they crapped on Hondo’s car.”
            McCoy-“But what if they think they’re Prince and it doesn’t stop there and they continue eating?Think of the asphalt Jim!”

            That is all publicly licensed,feel free to use it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha…. Get the air rifle for the one that looks like Fielder…

  14. Spammer Jay says:
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    Safe to drop Gattis, even in keepers right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  15. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Last week in my AL-only 4×4 weekly league. I’m looking to hold on and need some advice. Here are the stats:

    ERA: .0107 behind the guy in front of me and .0805 ahead of the next guy

    WHIP: .0101 behind the guy in front of me and .0076 ahead of the next guy

    WINS: 1 behind the overall leader

    I have Cueto, McCarthy, Chen, House, Peacock and Tropeano for starters and Herrera, M. Barnes and Cecil for relievers.

    Do I push forward with starters for wins or dump them on favor of guys who will do the least amount possible in order to hold ERA and WHIP?

    Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have Cueto in AL-Only? I’d start all my starters and hope for best…

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: The league is a dysfunctional holdover that used to include NL central. I’m out after this year.

        Many thanks. You think I should make any adjustments? Add Lobstein, McCallister, or someone like Brach who seems to vulture Ws like a Poe eating alphabits soup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I wouldn’t touch those guys

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: Thanks.

            Related, should I add a kid to my wife? I’m streaming my niece and nephew a fair amount and that’s worked out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not unless you’re thinking future and not about winning this year…

              • Lincecuminmypants says:
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                @Grey: well played, sir

  16. 740 says:
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    nice Post Grey! do you like Carrasco next start vs KC?

    Thank you Sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I do

  17. Jason says:
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    Morton scratched from Sunday start with hernia…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  18. Jason says:
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    Thoughts on Iwakuma start on sunday @ HOU?

    HOU knocked him around last time out, and then he got smacked by the Angels too…

    • Grey

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      I don’t trust him right now

  19. meizy says:
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    Enjoy the site and I’m on it daily! I need a starter for this wknd ….Which is the best option for k’s and overall? Pomeranz…House…Volquez…Stroman… are my best options out there and the streamonator likes Pomeranz the best. THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edinson… Don’t trust Pomeranz to throw enough IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and thanks for the kind words!

  20. Kid A says:
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    Really firing on all cylinders today. That Avisail entry is fucking hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: a dated classic. I couldn’t wait for it to finish loading and I came to a tranny….I didn’t know. Stupid america on hold

  21. james says:
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    I lost in the first round of all 3 of my keeper league playoffs. So i am looking to tool for next season. Since our keepers are not due until after the start of spring training, I have some time to let these guys sit on my bench during the offseason and see if their values go up or not. In the past my gambles have ranged from set up guys with FA closers in front of them, prospects on the verge, young guys with off years and SP that clearly had career years.

    I will need to cut 3-4 guys to start the season, so this list includes the guys potentially on the cutting block, and guys whom i may pick up. I am looking for the highest value at the start of the season next year. I do not need any production out of them right away aside from maybe a closer or depth SP.

    SP-
    Neise
    the adverb
    Robert Stephenson
    Julio Urias
    Jesse Hahn
    Corbin (he should be nearing return by then)
    Martin Perez
    Edinson Volquez
    Carlos Martinez
    Kyle Hendricks
    Mark Appel

    RP
    Josh Fields
    Koji Uhera
    Broxton
    Soriano

    Position Players
    Escobar, Alcindes
    Avisail Garcia
    Cron
    Singleton
    Swihart
    Alfaro

    I can carry about 10 of them through the offseason, cutting about 5 when keepers are due in spring training. So i am looking for value then. (i am keeping 8 SP, 2 closers, and good options at every starting position, so we are talking depth).

    If i can pull a top 50 SP, a guy with the inside track at a closing gig, or a top 150 hitter out of this pile, I will be giddy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question?

      • james says:
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        @Grey:

        who are the best gambles to gain value over the offseason (and tail of this season).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Out of this list you’ve provided?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i thought the question was cut which 3 or 4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Alcides, Cliff Lee

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        I’m [email protected]Grey: I’m gambling on the girl with the 5 foot arms in that trophy ad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… She gives a reach around from another room!

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: Ha ha

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: I don’t remember who pointed that out but it’s all I see now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Up for three straight days pointed it out…

  22. ty says:
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    Who would YOU trust next week..I need 3 of these guys since im going to roll with 2 closers.

    Derek holland 2 starts at home HOU and OAK
    Stras at home agains MIA
    Alex Wood 2 starts, home against PIT and on the road in Philly
    Sale 2 starts , on the road against DET home against KC
    Zimmerman home against MIA

    Also, the 2 closers i’m rolling with are Chapman and K-rod. They play each other for 3 games this should increase my chances of at least some kind of saves right? lol my brain hurts.. its so close yet so far ahhhhh
    Im in first by a small margin and I need W’s and need to maintain ERA and WHIP. I’m not even listing Sonny G because he makes me ill. If it was the middle of the year I wouldn’t be worried about Sale but he just cost me some points in his last outing. I basically need to play it safe and maintain stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman, Sale, Wood… Sale’s a little scary, but you have to start him if you need Wins…

      • ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G. Do you think Stras even makes his next start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What day of the week does it happen on?

          • ty says:
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            @Grey: WTF? they have JZ and Stras both scheduled for friday?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… They both may only throw half games…

              • ty says:
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                @Grey: sheeeeit….maybe i’ll go with wood and holland insead. holland has been pitching lights out since he’s come back

                • ty says:
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                  @ty: forgot to mention I have Degrom at home against houston

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    That’s not bad, I’d do deGrom over Holland

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, prolly the safer bet

                  • ty says:
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                    @Grey: did some more research. Zimmerman is pitching game 1 of a double header on fri and stras is pitching sat. If they lock up home field advantage they could yank both

                    • ty says:
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                      @ty: Sale no longer a 2 start pitcher

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, your shizz all fell apart in the matter of an hour…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it’s risky to start them… They might only go four or five innings to tune up

  23. jef with 1 f says:
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    Kennys dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  24. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wet Tail!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie!

  25. jef with 1 f says:
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    Ding Dong..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: Yes!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How the hell did I get three quality starts and no wins?

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: from who.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I spoke to soon, Quintana got the win, and Hughes blew the quality start… Also have Teheran

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: if wheeler was one he just got the win

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, didn’t have him…

  26. bossmanjunior says:
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    How would you rank these starts over the weekend?

    Wacha v CIN
    Stroman @ NYY
    Niese @ ATL
    Kuechel v SEA
    Haren @ CHC
    Pomeranz v PHI

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON… Keuchel, Stroman, Niese

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah I did, just wanted to supplement the SON with a little Grey wisdom. Also wanted to make sure I wasn’t crazy to not start Wacha, SON loves him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, SON doesn’t know he’s only going to throw four or five innings

  27. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Vogelsong @SD (SON 7.5) or Hutchison @NYY (4.0)? 6×6 (QS), all pitching cats tight. Have 2 moves left, opponent has 1. Would you grab both now, or hold one move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab both now

  28. Spammer Jay says:
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    I’m enjoying my Smith & Smoliski ribeye tonight ! Nice call Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, very nice!

  29. Steve says:
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    Inciarte or Schafer the rest of the way for R & SB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  30. Joeg414 says:
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    Putman back to being the Closer again ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him if you’re desperate

  31. ty says:
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    My favorite Martin…Leonnys !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  32. spm7189 says:
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    Burton or Petricka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burton

  33. Alex says:
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    Who should i grab for next week? Need Wins, WHIP and QS. Thanks in advance!

    Alvarez (vs PHI, at WAS)
    Collmenter (at MIN, vs STL)
    Odorizzi (at BOS, at CLE)
    Colon (at WAS, vs HOU)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez, Collmenter

  34. mike says:
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    Should I drop Gardner for aoki? Gardner’s been cold lately and I’m going into the last week of the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  35. david says:
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    Hey Grey!
    I trusted Aoki a couple of weeks ago after he had been on a tear to give me a whole week with almost no points. I’m going to the championship round next week, so should I really trust him again?
    (This is a weekly league by the way). Other options are Cespedes, span, pearce, dickerson, a ram, Krush davis).
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  36. Q says:
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    The flip side of randomness in H2H leagues is the year you finally get the luck. I’m playing against a guy who has Miggy, E5, and Cano…. And it’s very possible that Russell Martin, Avisail, and Corey Dickerson will lead me to the promised land .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  37. Brian says:
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    No question — but just wanted to say thank you! I’m winning my NL-Only league by a whopping 20 points. And this is a league with active owners that has been together for years. No one can remember anyone being ahead by twenty points in September. So, yeah…. thanks!

    -Brian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Congrats! No problem…

  38. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty in semi finals (actually tied with team that looks much better than mine on paper). this is hitting roster
    zunino/norris
    vargas
    gyorko/mercer
    andrus/mercer
    beltre
    pearce
    ozuna
    leonys
    rios
    stanton
    pompey (prospect stash)
    fielder/profar/choo (DL)
    i generally play either mercer or the 2nd catcher at util everyday. somebody just dropped cain sugar. should i drop mercer or pompey (clearly i’d be keeping pompey or cain for next year, whichever i own, but not mercer. right now mercer has some value though. i probably don’t have enough room to keep both pompey and cain next year)

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: same league. different guy who beat me in waivers to rusney dropped alex guerrero to get him. who’s best out of a.guerrero/cain/pompey? or could even go 2 of those and drop mercer.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: could of course drop norris too, neither him nor zunino have been good in weeks, but zunino i’m clearly keeping for next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Norris

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cain, Guerrero… Drop Mercer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Pompey

  39. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Thanks for your help this year. I locked up my big money league already and am down to the wire in my other league.

    Would you start kazmir vs philly tomorrow? SON has him at about 20.

    D Hutch is another option.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, I’d start Kazmir

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. You and SON nailed Lackey. Fingers crossed on Kazmir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Magnitude says:
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    H2H championship week. Sit/start?

    Keuchel @ SEA
    McHugh @ SEA
    Porcello @ KC
    Stroman @ NYY

    I need as many starts as I can get, but I also can’t afford any blowups. Thanks.

    • Magnitude says:
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      Oops – Keuchel and McHugh both have Seattle at home, not on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start McHugh, Porcello, Keuchel

  41. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , I need R & SB , pick two from them

    Betts , Ender , Schafer , Martin (TEX) , D Santana , Dozier , Pence

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Pence

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for reply. But Pence wasn’t good recently… Any other suggestion? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  42. Fungazi says:
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    I could use a steal tomorrow which might tip the H2H match into my favor.

    Jackson @ Hou vs McHugh
    Schaefer Cle vs Kluber
    Alcanatara LAD vs Haren

    Seems like Haren gives up the most swipes of the three, but if Alcantara doesn’t play because he just back from an injury it sorta wastes the add.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schafer

  43. Pewter Gray Clouds says:
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    Thinking about next week and pickin gup either henderson alvarez or aoki. Id drop either utley or kalhoun leaning on dropping utley. WHat do you think, go with the hitter or the two start guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Utley for 2 start guy, depends on needs

  44. Aj says:
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    Starting Minor vs Mets today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I desperately needed a start, sure

  45. O'Skimpy says:
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    Hey now! Hottest hitter in the league is up, man on 2nd, no outs. Let’s take the bat out of his hands. What, trust him to hit to the right side (and maybe get a hit)? No way.

    Time to go gargle with broken glass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  46. John says:
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    Era within grasp whip basically tied still starting House v MIN and Volquez vs MIL?

    Im down 3 Saves with 4 closers shld i pick up another closer for tomo …mujica giles or maybe go for a betances to try lower whip?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  47. jef with 1 f says:
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    Soooo cuddyer is on fire I think I’ll rest him today…jackass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Weiss is prolly managing himself out of a job at this point

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I would think so..I know you’ve said this before but how can we see this stuff but a major league manager can’t.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wasn’t impressed by his ability as a player, and same as a manager… Not even sure how he got the job…

          • Mr. Tibbs says:
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            @Grey: He won a radio contest is my guess.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        The NL West has some extremely bad managers overall: Don Mattingly, Walt Weiss and Kirk Gibson wouldn’t know how to construct a lineup if they were given a blue print.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Gibby seems like the best only because he’s crazy intense (seems so)… Mattingly is just Torre’s lackey…

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Mattingly is one lucky mother trucker is what he is. That team is loaded. He still can’t figure out to put Van Slyke in vs a LHP, though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he’s just in a great situation, he has six capable outfielders…

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: Weiss has been terrible, but at the end of the year they are trying to get everyone reps and he is going lefty heavy. Most likely trying to show he’s not a moron.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Too late for that

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: yeah we know that but he doesn’t know’s that It’s a case of WWWD? or what will weiss do because we have no idea. Strangely today makes a little sense all things considered.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He seems like he’s throwing darts… Hopefully the Rockies management doesn’t blame injuries as the cause for their decline

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: seeing how it’s directly in everybody’s interest to claim just that, i’m betting it gets done.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Eh, sorry, just don’t agree. If he’s just ‘trying to get everyone reps’ he’s been doing that all year because this is what he has done all year regardless of matchup or situation.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Weiss is just a moron… There’s no rhyme or reason with his managing…

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: lefty heavy vs a righty is what it is. See Sciosciapath. I’m not saying he is bright, just not surprised when someone tries to stack the deck. Which worked today. I also get not wanting to push Roasario to 4 days straight after being hurt. Even in the all year argument, he has too many OF’s and not enough spots. I never understood why they brought Stubbs in this offseason. With that being said i would love to see Stubbs get another shot to play everyday somewhere else. I would like to see him in Houston. we can go back and fourth on this, I’m just not so sure it’s completely black and white with him. Now Rutledge last year was a WTF are you doing thing. Let the kid work through it.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @J-FOH: agreed with the 4 days str might be too much, but he doesn’t even let rosario go more than 2 days str now for quite a while.

    • john says:
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      @jef with 1 f: Rosario catcher but still sit him too only 500 in last week lol. Colorado mess they just know how to suck.

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @john: he’s a fool

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @john: catchers take days off. Gone three in a row after coming back from injury. Hasn’t played over three in a row since. It makes sense. Also he went lefty heavy today and that’s probably why Cuddyear is getting the day off. Also lots of switch hitters in the line up.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @J-FOH: scratch from earlier, he just now (17-19th) went three days in a row, but it seems to be amping up finally. earlier in year, before this injury, he was playing at most 4 days a week too.

  48. Q says:
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    Dickerson!!!

    Shout out to Rudy and Steamer for the preseason love!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  49. goodfold2 says:
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    except for that one day he was benched against bumgarner the other white fish has been nearly useless considering his very high OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  50. jef with 1 f says:
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    Ding Dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones went double donging!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I was calling for Wong but got sidetracked…ha ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

  51. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    anybody else get screwed over trusting yahoo and their ^ next to pearce’s name today in their finals or semi-finals? usually when i have more time i trust more reliable sources, this time i am out 1 steal by mercer, who would’ve been in had i known about pearce being out, even when yahoo and their b.s. artists say he is in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not me, didn’t have a full lineup for it to matter with guys resting

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: that’s funny, since the league in question i have stanton and rios just sitting in active slots, but still have to make a one or two player bench decision everyday, mercer and pompey sat today. we can only have 12 or 13 pitchers (to combat hoarding), so either 3 or 4 bench bats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  52. Hondo says:
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    Wow the Marlins are desperate.They’re turning the signs behind the plate from ad’s to blank white during JZimms windup.

    What a shit team.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Hondo: if it’s both legal and works, i’m surprised more don’t do that. it must not work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  53. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only, i guess drop turner before valika since i have rizzo, even though clearly turner is better player? problem is today is first time rizzo’s actually gone 2 days in a row, and if/when he doesn’t again, valika plays, for sure. turner there’s no way to be sure when he plays. i need a 1B that i’m sure will play when rizzo sits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, drop Turner

  54. Jay says:
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    My oppenent has three SPs going tomorrow. Iwakuma is available but scares the hell outta me.
    I have bono e going tomorrow but currently lead in wins. And both era whip

    But my lead is not insurmountable. Do I grab iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Iwakuma

  55. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    2 more days til Steve NZ group date.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minus Two until SteveNZ!

  56. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yan Gomes! Or me?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: yan gomes aint got shit on you Grey…I got nothing, I just havent commented all weekend and I was starting to get the shakes and broke out in a cold sweat

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Who’s your avatar? Can’t see, on phone…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Rugged with various weapons attacking him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Awesome!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: i will say this though, thanks for helping me take the title in my league, i absolutely demolished my opponent. Throwing wheeler and teheran vs eachother worked very well. You Razzball guys squared me right away youre the best in the biz. Sad I missed out on the give Grey a rap name last night, to me youre Greykim Allah or Big Daddy Grey ha!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rodney O and Grey Cooley

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Now that’s a throwback. Fresh for 88

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Genuine for 89 and still ain’t half steppin…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: back when Biz was busy pickin’ boogers

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      At the Albee Square Mall

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice work winning, btw

  57. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you pickup for one last start tomorrow, just in case I need him:

    Karns v. CHW
    Vogelson @ SD

    We’re pretty close on everything, although I’m winning most categories, so it could go either way and I don’t want to rest on some guy named Laurel. I’ve got McHugh throwing, he’s got Kluber, Hutchison, Tanaka, and Peralta.

    I could pick up both, but it would leave me without a move to start the Championship week, should I win tomorrow, and would remove one of my bench bats to sub in for all the guys getting rest right now.

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelsong… Forget Karns

  58. goodfold2 says:
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    in that espn 16 teamer due to pujols/trout and for some reason my opp started colby jacked cheese, even though he had ERA/whip lead, and had no chance at winning K’s with me having 7 starts today/tomorrow to his 3 or 4, i just turned a 4-10 deficit to 10-4 in less than 2 hours. 5 homers today on that team (dickerson/mendy/rutledge), 36 bases today, so far, pujols/trout still have at bats. it’s not over by any means (very small leads in homers/rbi’s/avg), but looking good now.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @goodfold2: take that shit down goody

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  59. John says:
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    1.08 whip to 1.03 6 daves to 3 saves losing both. Have degrom going tomorrow, good idea. Im thinking very good idea. Have
    Kenley robertson
    doolittle mcgee

    pick up two more closers giles mejia for example or just go for whip and go for mid relief guys? Betances holdzkom maness miller ….i have to bet they actually pitch

    • John says:
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      @John: Mujica also avail

      • John says:
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        @John: With tanaka going i bet betances pitcher 1.2-2 innings tomorrow….

        i dont need wins or ks i need whip and long shot down 3 saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, Mejia

  60. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    last pickup of year in 14 team roto with OPS and QS and K/BB, holds, RW,RL. i have 80.66 innings left for last 7 days, which is 11.52 per day. i likely won’t make this since wada isn’t scheduled to start any more. this staff
    liriano/gee (not great next start)/porcello/wada/wheeler/arrieta/ventura
    RP: mejia/boxberger/mujica/feliz/wade/k-rob/j.smith
    i also have franco as backup 3B to gyorko and could grab zimmerman with that last pick. after looking up how many innings SON says i have for my 6 still with starts starters i have 25.83 innings left to get from RP or last pickup pitcher. choices are
    kennedy vs SF, @ SF (SON likes this the most)
    karns vs WSOX, @ CLE
    vogelsong @ SD, vs SD (plays against kennedy twice, looks like)
    garza vs CUBS
    hammel @ TEX
    If i grab one of the pitchers i would drop Gee and if it’s one of the 2 start guys and SON is right i’d have just under 3 innings per day for RP to get (2.85) to make cap. as far as hitting stats, i’m 7 behind guy in front in runs, and 3 homers behind guy in front, too far behind RBI’s to move up, 6 ahead of closest guy behind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelsong

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: if both vogel and kennedy were grabbed before i could, should i go with garza/hammel or grab the offensive player?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Garza

  61. goodfold2 says:
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    end of week (season?) decisions, will either help send me to finals or win finals, depending on which league it is.
    1. if i have mchugh/kluber going and opp has tanaka only, and we are tied in QS, i’m barely winning ERA, i’m down 1 win, and up 1 loss, i’m guessing i shouldn’t have anything to do with today’s streamers out of karns/hutchison/vogelsong, and just drop pomeranz for somebody for next week, like paxton?
    2. likely last day in this league, i’ll very likely go out in semis. bench two of (these are all close on TRON)
    gordon vs porcello
    jose ram @ milone
    duda @ ervin
    uribe @ turner
    i have very outside chance at steals, am up one homer, decent RBI lead, need runs and bases.

    3. in this last league it’s finals time (the kind that leave out the last week of games, stupidly), i can’t do anything about how the hitting turns out as all 2 bench bats injured. other than a 2 steal lead and 4 run lead we’re nearly tied in everything. but in pitching i have hutchison/burnett/kazmir possibly going, opp has wily p and kennedy. i’m winning ERA by .73, losing WHIP by .077. winning K’s by 12 (and i have a 3rd RP in SP slot, he doesn’t), down 2 QS, saves by 2, tied in wins, i’m losing losses by 1. bench burnett or not is the question?
    for some weird reason i’m playing against tanaka in like 4 leagues, so like usually, i’m on the side of physics, coaches that know what they are doing, doctors, history, and logic, vs the other side. weird thing is in all 4 the opp actually is throwing tanaka, so i’ll either feel very unlucky, or be laughing all day long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Uribe, Duda 3. Bench Burnett

  62. Jay says:
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    Best chance for some batty call magic today?

    Ender
    Aaron hill
    Stubbs
    Rosario- will he even play
    Aoki

    Need a good offensive day.
    I have carpenter at second but if he still has stomach bug could grab hill and another.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs

  63. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, pick two to start today

    J Upton (Last 7 days: OBP 0.130) vs deGrom
    D Santana vs Kluber
    Seager (BVP: 0/10…) vs McHugh
    C Santana vs Swarzak

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Carlos Santana

  64. Sky

    Sky says:
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    OMG, I can’t believe this. Matt Williams…stacked lefties…against a pitcher…that doesn’t handle lefties well…Grey, I think it’s learning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All the steroids shot into his buttocks has worked!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: using a fork and knife together…at the same time…is next

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Sky: Hey the dude won the division, Davey never accomplished that!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Swfcdan: weakest competition in the east this year

  65. Jay says:
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    You think coghlan can have another big day?

    HT has him up against haren but wright is pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  66. Swfcdan says:
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    Maybe Bruce would launch one just once in a while, then again MAYBE PIGS WILL FUCKING FLY.

    I hate Jay Bruce you total piece of garbage. Never drafting you again, you, you head to head killer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  67. J-FOH says:
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    1 more day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the eve of SteveNZ!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: sounds like a band and hilarious.

        final hip hop sunday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw sookie

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: sounds like a female R&B act

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hehe

  68. Swfcdan says:
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    Rendon just hits and hits and hits. Love him, big time luurve.

    Gonna sign hm up for just $8 in the offseason for 3 more wonderful years, that’s the beauty of promoted prospects!

    Though in a redraft will you be staying away as there’s a chance he might actually be slightly overrated next spring? He’s certainly one of the next batch of sexy fantasy options.

    • Grey

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      Ha, nice… Depends where he gets drafted in redrafts…

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: 3rd round about right for him? He is nearly prime Pedroia the way he’s playing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, only Pedroia had done it for 5 years straight

  69. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    If I’m determined to own a Mets starter next season, I’m starting to think it’ll be DeGrom rather than Harvey. Especially considering DeGrom will probably be several rounds cheaper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey’s not guarantee next year

  70. goodfold2 says:
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    with kemp’s day, and my team hitting under .200, with 3 RBI’s and no homers, along with hutchison/kazmir not being good, and my guy wily P (who i dropped a month or so ago when he was at his worst) being good today, has me at the door of being out. Not dead though, his team is done, mine still has Frazier. All Frazier needs to do is get more than 2 bases more than Amarista from this point forward, and i’d go 6-6-2 and win. I could still win average, homers, RBI’s as well, but only need to win one more category right now, at 5-7-2. advanced easily in most leagues i thought i would, lost in leagues i thought i would.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and turns out, if i don’t win with Frazier, it WILL be because of doolittle’s 5 earned runs, and a lot of those may only have been from that awful call where the guy’s foot clearly came up and was tagged, which should’ve been nobody on and 2 outs, instead guy on third and 1 out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: or 2 bases and 3 RBI’s.

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        @goodfold2: turns out if doolittle gets win i win that way too, or if doolittle gets another clean inning.

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          @goodfold2: not cool to be relying on utility infielders like sogard and punto. know what it feels like to be ARI.

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            @goodfold2: LEAVE DOOLITTLE IN!

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              @goodfold2: shit, i forgot, kennedy’s win wasn’t yet in the books, so now i’m in trouble, need to get back 2 categories, need frazier and doolittle, or frazier to do really well.

              • Grey

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                Uh-oh

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Grey: i won’t feel too bad, since my loss in entirely predicated on a completely b.s. call (doolittle game from earlier in week). If that’s called properly doolittle still ends up with earned runs, but not 5. if even one less run there i win ERA. anybody else around here lose from that (i bet there are some, 5 earned runs with 1 out, which was really 2 outs). it’s certainly not likely he allows an additional 4 runs when it should’ve been nobody on and 2 outs. frazier 3 bases to win.

                  • Grey

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                    I hear ya

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @Grey: FRAZIER! took care of it. i wouldn’t feel good if i was opp winning like that anyway (very easy for me to say now, but it’s true)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice

  71. frankgrimes says:
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    Two horrible things happened this weekend
    I was knocked out of the playoffs and
    Eric the Midget passed away
    You will be missed
    RIP little buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, that’s a shame… Razzball needs a dwarf!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        ack ack

  72. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    nice 3 innings from heaney today for deep leaguers (more so dynasties, but i could see having him in NL only also)

  73. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Despite the following losses:

    -Prince Fielder
    -Paul Goldschmidt (as well as Jose Bautista and Charlie Blackmon since they were traded for him)
    -Homer Bailey
    -George Springer
    -Yu Darvish (as well as Liriano and Teheran since they were traded for him)
    -Matt Lindstrom
    -Anibal Sanchez

    Lengthy DL stays:
    -Andrew Mccutchen
    -Sean Doolittle

    I won my 10 man league ! Regular season and World Series. Thank you Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, congrats!

  74. jef with 1 f says:
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    Won both match ups ..two teams going for titles next week..appreciate all your work brotha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’m sayin’! Nicely done!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I have the champagne on ice…what do you think of Pearce whith this wrist issue for next week…move on or stick with him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t wait for you to douse me… Move on from Pearce

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: yea that’s what I was thinking….start hanging the plastic

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t get any bubbly on my Encarnacion parrot shirt or my SAGNOF shirt… I got shirts for days!

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: Ha..no we can’t need to keep those baby’s dry

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, we have to!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: only league i have pierce i just went out, but it’s dynasty and maybe i can trade him for next year.

  75. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    roto league with 63.66 innings left. i have these guys going. i have 2 pickups left. one is for dropping yordano to get carrasco and his 2 starts, vs KC, vs TB (12 expected innings)
    other starts
    cobb @ BOS (6.5)
    shields @ WSOX (6.9)
    arrieta vs STL (5.9)
    kluber vs TB (6.1)
    fister vs NYM (6.7)
    do i drop fister and his 11.1 SON rating or arrieta and his 8.6 to make room for holland and his two starts with vs HOU, vs OAK (13.2 innings), both with decent SON ratings (12.2 and 7.7). if i do this i will have around 13 innings for bullpen left for last 7 days. and i really can’t move up or down in net saves, but can in holds, so if innings get close i might bench closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

  76. John says:
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    Made it to the finals thanks Grey!

    Have few too many closers, how would you rank these guys. I dont mind keeping Giles and his nasty stuff casue guy im facing wont beat me in saves.

    Mcgee Mejia Giles. Also own degrom rumor is he done for year but id like to confirm that.
    Pcking up Peavy tonight and GCole tomo.

    Rank or which 2 go?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @John: giles could lose job soon to papelnuts (which i’ve called him way before this recent nut grabbing episode)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, McGee… Peavy, Cole

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    OPS, total bases and QS league. already having dickerson/trout/pujols/arenado/j.zimm/frazier which 2 of these are last keepers: gordon/ozuna/keuchel/anibal? could’ve had carrasco or liriano had i not dropped them for streamers.

  78. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Apparently Mark Trumbo and Jay Bruce have chosen today to seek their revenge for being dropped. Sheesh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  79. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, would you start Avisail or Arcia over cor dick (6 road games) this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  80. Andrew's Favorite Name says:
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    Thanks for advising not to start Fiers. He was lights out, but sticking to the strategy of starting the minimum SP and letting my relievers do the work…my relievers went 20.1 IP, 16 baserunners, 2 earned runs, and 25 Ks.

    Which start do you like the most this week (SON likes Holland)?
    Holland vs. HOU
    Carrasco vs. KC
    Carrasco vs. TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco vs. TB

  81. J-FOH says:
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    great projections on Albert

    you – 90/30/104/.277/4

    actual – 87/27/100/.275/ 5

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @J-FOH: still got a week to do even better as well. stanton would’ve done better too.

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