You know one of those posters where they feature celebrities from different eras that may or may not have ever been together in the same room?  Like James Dean, Mickey Mouse and Lenny Bruce standing at a bar, smoking cigarettes.  Okay, I’m pretty sure those three never hung out.  In 75 years, when we’re all dead and buried, except for maybe some of my preteen readers — YASSSSSS I never forget you! — they will decide to make a poster featuring some standouts from this year:  Trump, Hillary, Nadiya from The Great British Bake Off.  Also, on that poster will be one player from the 2016 World Champion Cubs team, the last Cubs team to win the World Series in 75 years.  Which player will be on that poster made from the last remaining tree?  I don’t think it’ll be David Ross, prolly not Arrieta, not for this year, maybe Bryant, maybe Rizzo, maybe Hendricks and maybe Jon Lester.  Yesterday, pushed forward Lester’s agenda to get on the “last tree poster” — 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.40, moving his record to 17-4, and, since the All-Star break, it’s a 1.47 ERA in 73 1/3 IP.  His ERAs over the last four years:  3.75, 2.46, 3.34 and 2.40.  And you thought Saberhagenmetrics were some contrived statistical model.  Look in the mirror, and pfft yourself.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 30th and 31st homers.  HR(s) to the Rizzo!

Michael Wacha – 1 IP, 3 ER as he was activated from the DL and moved to the bullpen.  The Cards will now try to remove innings from Wacha’s arm that they put on it last year.  Cardinals aren’t the only team guilty of this.  Instead of shutting down pitchers when they should be, they pay the price the following year(s).  It’s like teams are terrible at utilizing the withdrawal method.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 12th homer, hitting over .400 in the last week with five homers and five steals in the last eleven games.  No idea where I’ve heard his name before, it might — again with some stank — MIGHT be from my constant mentioning of him.

Alex Cobb – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  Nope, still don’t trust him, but he’s going a long way to helping me trust him for next year.  I.e., Cobb falls backwards, I hold up my finger, saying, “Can we resume this in a few months?” then I catch him in March.  Luckily, Cobb was able to do a Jabbawockeez mid-air freeze.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Hitting near-.550 in the last week with two homers.  If I had synesthesia, the ability to see sounds, I would hear “hot schmotato” and see a doodie emoji with flame emojis wearing a jersey that reads Dickerson.

Josh Donaldson – Missed his third straight game and underwent an MRI on his hip.  Damn, this feels like one of those news reports that is brushed off this year — “Donaldson will be fine with some rest.” — then next year, he’s drafted in the top ten and when he’s doing miserably in May people are wondering why.

Marco Estrada – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA up to 3.78.  My tulpa has been telling you people to avoid Estrada, maybe now you’ll believe in conjured spirits.

Starling Marte – Could return on Friday.  Even Vince Staples could smile at that.

Clayton Kershaw – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.81.  I don’t know if he ever tires, but I feel legit bad for the teams in October that are going to face a well-rested Kershaw.

Billy Butler – Signed a deal with the Yankees.  Butler going to the Yanks is the like the pachyderm circle of life, completing what started when the Yanks traded to the Royals Balboni.

Nick Markakis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  He now has three homers in the past five games.  I’ve owned him for two of those five games.  The two days he didn’t homer.  Smooth move, Ex-Lax!

Julio Teheran – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.18.  Bad day for Teheran.  Actually, Teheran hasn’t had a good day since 1953.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.99.  Good thing he wasn’t shut down three starts ago.  Important the Marlins pretend to care about the playoffs while barely being a .500 team.  Is the sarcasm font coming through on your browser?

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  OZUNA like hitting in Turner Field.  OZUNA enjoy it more than Turner Classic Movies and Turner & Hooch.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, and his third homer in the past four games.  Damn, someone’s vying to be Friday’s Buy lede.  Don’t worry, I won’t subject you to that, but you should pick up Galvis.

Jeanmar Gomez – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 37th save.  Phils’ manager Pete Macktheknife gave Gomez a vote confidence even though he’s been struggling recently, saying, “I thought about (replacing him) and I don’t know if that’s such a good idea only because I don’t want to send a message to him that he’s had some rough outings.”  I’m going to put aside what he said is actually the wrong message already, and applaud him for doing the right thing.  He should’ve told the reporter, “Why the effin’ eff would I replace the closer?  To sh*t on a guy that did well for us all year so we can close out win number sixty-three in an otherwise disastrous season?”

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 19th homer.  It’s criminal how little ToJo plays, and appropriately enough there’s too much a-resting!

Jose Altuve – Out with oblique discomfort.  This could prove to be the end of Altuve’s season.  You can see from his MRI how precarious this is.

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 27th homer.  He hasn’t quite broken out like I imagined this year, but he’s far from a bust as the Player Rater shows.  Top 50’s not too shabby.

Alex Bregman – Left yesterday’s game with hamstring discomfort.  He started reaching for it as he was heading into third, which is totally perverted!  Any hoo!  This could be the end of Bregman too.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He’s been so bad… Audience response, “How bad has he been?!”  Where the hell does this audience come from?!  Mazara has been so bad he has two or more hits in only three games since July 30th.

Jean Segura – 5-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers, and 3rd and 4th homers in two days.  Mean Jean rocking-the-land!

Brandon Drury – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Yes, screaming Drury makes you sound like Sloth from The Goonies, but damn is he hot!  Drury want Baby Ruth?

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 27th homer, and 2nd homer in as many days.  *spritz, spritz*  That’s nothing.  *blows on wrists to dry cologne*  I’m Chazz Noir.

Daniel Descalso – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I saw he homered on Monday and I was like, “Whatevs, it’s Daniel Descalso.”  Now, I see he homered in his 2nd game in a row and I’m like, “Stop considering Daniel Descalso, you’re embarrassing yourself!”

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  If you can avoid Pujols and Trout, you get a little Graterol, Petit and Ortega.  You follow baseball all season, you’re even here in September, and you have no idea if I made up the names Graterol, Petit and Ortega.  That’s what you get vs. the Angels.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer, hitting .287.  He’s blown through his career high in homers, and is on pace for a career high in average.  Yet, I just want to talk about his younger brother.

Kevin Gausman – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  In his past 33 IP, he’s only allowed 3 ER.  A lot of pitching right now is based on matchups vs. how good the pitcher is, but Gausman should just be owned.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.12, moving his record to 20-4.  The AL’s pitching is such a giant bowl of meh that I’m seriously not sure if there’s anyone else that could get the Cy Young in the AL.  Do you give it to Chris Sale for S’s and G’s and Ks?

Junior Guerra – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  Next year, Guerra’s gonna been in that same “I don’t know what to do” with his teammate, Hernan Perez, but I’m leaning towards not wanting any part of either of them.  Guerra is the more confusing of the two, and I’ll definitely need to look closer at him this offseason, but he’s 31 years old, and 31-year-old rookies don’t usually have long shelf lives.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Don’t really have time for baby steps, Bob, but Domingo started vs. a righty and hit a home run off another righty.  Granted, it was The ‘Dorf.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting near-.300 in the last week with two homers.  Could be a rising schmotato.  By the way, Scooter is such an awful nickname, I’m going to call him ScooGe.  ScooGe is so much better.  I got you, ScooGe!

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.04.  Way to finish strong.  You schmohawk.

Josh Tomlin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.75.  Tomlin’s had a terrible half, kinda like All of Me, before the feel-good conclusion.  Stream-o-Nator likes Tomlin’s next matchup, and yesterday may be a sign he can be trusted again.

Coco Crisp – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  He usually hits them in bunches, but he’s been hideous since his trade to the Indians, so if you grab him, it’s a bit of a lark, which would make you a Coco bird.

Tyler Skaggs – His forearm MRI came out clean.  The mother from My Big Fat Greek Wedding sprayed it with Windex.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 41st homer, but moments after that Mark Trumbo hit his 42nd to stay in front of him.  This is better than Sosa/McGwire!  Due to the lack of the unsightly bacne.

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in the past three games.  Suzuki’s no Sidekick, because he’s got a hard top, Amigo!

Ian Kinsler – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .282.  If Ian Kinsler were a character in The Man in the High Castle, he’d be Frank Frink.

Luis Sardinas – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  Damn, Sardinas packed stats into his line like…um…can’t think of something that is packed tightly for Sardinas.  Can I get a hint?

Hunter Strickland – Bochy said that Strickland was unlucky on Tuesday when he coughed up runs like a butthole having an allergic reaction and would still be called on to close games.  Derek Law could also be a possibility for saves.  In other words, if this were April, Sergio Romo would be the closer by May, but we don’t have that kind of time to sift through options, so this is a total shizzshow, bullpen shituation, and only Strickland’s worth owning.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .304.  After he hit the home run ball, he screamed, “There’s only one L in Wilson!”  I think that was a Contreras call-out.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  For the mostly meaningless stat of day, Roark has more scoreless 7+ IP starts than any other starter in the majors (9; next closest Arrieta with 7).  For a completely unrelated stat, the social media director of the Mayo Clinic saw Tanner and Melancon being discussed and was almost 30% sure it pertained to melanoma.

Wilmer Flores – Headed to see a doctor about his sore wrist.  He’s also looking forward to getting a lollipop.

Robert Gsellman – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.08.  Doesn’t Gsellman look like one of those high school languages you use so adults can’t understand you?  Like Pig Latin or Oppish.  No?  Okay, guess it’s just me.  For Gsellman, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator, which likes his next start.

Jacob deGrom – Threw again on Wednesday, along with Steven Matz.  These two should get a room!  Maybe at the Hotel California because that song is really about dead arms (I think).

Yordano Ventura – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Doode, I’m sorry, that’s pathetic.  It’s the A’s and you’re home.  Ventura, go pick a fight with yourself in the mirror and get beat up.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, but pulled after 67 pitches because he’s nursing a back injury.  I also don’t trust him in away games.  Watch out, boy!  He’ll chew you up!  Ooh…He’s a Manaea.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.400 in the last week with three homers.   You know the dealio.  On a related note, the A’s lineup has Maxwell/Semien, which sounds like the goal for a sperm bank heist by a group of black girls.

 
  1. The Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Hey there Grey! Is the streamonator’s love of Berrios tomorrow @NYM a fluke, or would you stream him?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Would you touch me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any specifically?

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: That’s a yes…thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, wait?!

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Excellent write-up! Enjoyed, especially Gsellman’s blurb.

    a. True story! ‘Member in the 80s when cassette tapes were all the rage? A guy in an after hours booze can I attended was 100% convinced that the company was called Maxwell (instead of Maxell, dur), hence the Maxwell/Semien blurb. It was 60% the booze and 40% his brain talking. Not bad, right?

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 15)

    Barista: What can I get you?
    Neal: Hi, I’m Neal.
    Barista: Okay, Neal. You thirsty?
    Neal: Oh, uh Mojito.
    Barista: You got it.
    Neal: You know that rum sales have grown because the Mojito is so popular? I’m sorry. I can get a little Rain Man; I see numbers in everything. Oh I’m an accountant.
    Barista: You’re not a regular in here.
    Neal: It’s that obvious? Uh, my brother asked me to meet him here. And he’s late, as usual.
    Barista: Okay. Oh I’m so sorry.
    Neal: You clumsy cow.
    Braden: Hey, buddy, she said she was sorry.
    Neal: I’m not your buddy.
    Barista: Look, let me get you a towel.
    Neal: How about you get me your manager? Because you just lost your job.
    Braden: Hey! You bumped into her.
    Neal: Who the hell are you? How about you get out of my face?
    Barista: Oh, my God. Really? Braden, stop! Hey! I’m calling security. Everybody go back to your drinks. Oh Are you okay?
    Braden: Oh I’ve never been in a bar fight before.
    Barista: I couldn’t tell.
    Braden: Did you see that punch I landed?
    Barista: Your one, his ten. Yeah, I saw.
    Braden: Wow.
    Barista: You didn’t have to do that.
    Braden: Yeah, I did.
    Barista: Um, why don’t you go clean yourself up? And when you get back, drinks are on me.
    Braden: I’ll get back with you girls. I got to go take care of business.
    Barista: You killed him.
    Braden: No. I didn’t.
    Eric: So that’s what you saw? You sure that’s what happened?
    Barista: I never saw a dead body before. I freaked out. I got out of here. I called 911.
    Eric: How’s that possible?
    Barista: I saw them fight. That’s it.
    Eric: You have a clear line of sight to the men’s room.
    Barista: I don’t know what to tell you. You know, he was just sticking up for me.
    Eric: But then the last time you saw Neal, he was headed to the men’s room.
    Barista: Yes.
    Eric: H., I thought somebody called in a dead body.
    Horatio: They did, Eric.
    Eric: Nobody out there knows where the suspect is or the dead body. There’s no drag marks on the floor.
    Horatio: And there’s only one way out of here, gentlemen.
    Eric: If you get out of the bathroom, there’s an exit in the back hall, here. No witnesses saw the suspect leave, though.
    Horatio: So how did they get the body out?
    Eric: Well, either somebody’s lying or this Neal guy’s Houdini.
    Horatio: And that’s (cue the queue of sunglasses) what it would take.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Philsfan76 says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      This might be a dumb question, but does anyone actually read these? i prefer going back to the fact of the day from Jef. Just my .02c.

      • Vinny Boombatz says:
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        @Philsfan76: Always scroll over this and TV,music,movie discussions.

        • Tigres says:
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          yo, i read every comment of every post. and that’s why I’m in FIRST! Ante, keep up the field reports, I’ve actually got work peeps in Abeche. and grey, keep up the TV reviews but don’t tell me what happened on MR robot episode that I missed last night!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I haven’t watched yet either

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Philsfan76: LOL

  3. M says:
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    I usually put much thought into drafting my players each year however when I drafted the elder Seager this year I used no statistical analysis thinking hey he’s always been a solid player but he should take his game to the next level because as an older brother he doesn’t want to be shown up by younger bro Corey that everyone else is paying attention to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: The mental part of the game

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Making starry eyes at Segura RN!

    1. Batty call for today (categories are OBP/OPS HR R RBI SB)? Looking at Napoli v Shields; Kiermierer v Gallardo…Tron likes both.

    2. What would your top 2 choices be out of the below, primarily for QS?

    E-Rod @NYY (son not a fan)

    Grienke v LAD (positive SON but gave up 8 v lad last time)

    Dickey @ LAA

    Chatwood v SD in Coors

    Colby Lewis v OAK (son ambivalent, but he has a high QS score)

    3. Would you start tron-loving Schimpf @ Coors this weekend (fri chatwood, sat gray, sun Bettis) over Kang (Stephenson, double header Saturday descla and Finnegan, Strailey) or Segura (en fuego x 10, but facing maeda Friday and de Leon Sunday).

    Thanks!

  5. Strolg says:
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    In your ad for Chazz Noir it should say ‘Like Brown Sugar On A Cracker!’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: True story, I ate nutella on a cracker last night, that shizz was delicious!

  6. JoeG414 says:
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    Sunday’s Stream ?
    Miranda Home vs Hou
    or
    Bettis Home vs SD – Chad’s last four home starts : 24.2 IP , 6 Runs

  7. JWray says:
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    Grey,

    I’m debating about grabbing Colon at Home vs. MIN for tomorrow and then Lugo for Saturday as streamers. Would both be a good idea or just one or the other, or neither?

    Thanks.

  8. ryanoger says:
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    Dug the write up man! Vince reference was nice.

  9. knucks says:
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    Thanks for the Hishashi instead of Skaggs rec for my QS stream this week.

    Also, I’m fairly certain it was the faja in the Greek wedding movie who sprayed everything with Windex. The fact that I’m confident enough to tell you that is just sad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Oh, it’s been a while, maybe it was the faja

  10. knucks says:
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    Would you hold and start Adonis at 3B the rest of the way? I grabbed Drury for a 3B batty call today. Ride Drury’s hot streak into the sunset instead?

  11. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    Thanks, Grey, for making pretend baseball extra extra fun! Man, I’ll miss reading this ridiculous stuff all winter. I plan to contribute some $$ and urge others to do so as well.

    Also, Anthony Rizzo. Mr. Reliable in a world of strained hamstrings.

    Who’d you rather have at 1b next year?

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Grey: I think he’s asking if Rizzo is your top 1B next year. If not, who is ahead of him? Au Shizz?

        • Grey

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          Nor ready to rank for next year, Rizzo’s in the mix obviously

  12. Wilsonian says:
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    After steamrolling my league all season, I’m losing in the 1st round to the 4th place team. I need some schmos to pick up the slack over the weekend. See any moves?

    My team of questionable losers:

    JUp
    Grichuk
    Polanco
    Grandal

    Available Schmos:

    Gattis
    Dickerson
    Galvis
    Souza
    Domingo
    X-Files
    Realmuto

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Souza over Upton, Galvis over Grichuk…

  13. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in a 12 team weekly with a keep forever format. Clinging onto first. There’s no trade deadline and it’s a 2 catcher league. About to make an insanely one-sided trade against myself: my Gary Sanchez for his Porcello.

    Porcello has 2 starts next [email protected] and @TB. I don’t care about the future…just want 2 wins. Any faith in those starts?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      @YC: Sounds like a terrible trade

      • YC says:
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        @Grey:

        If Porcello gets 2 Ws and 18 Ks next week I would grade the trade as a win/win. If he does that I most likely win the league. If not I have to roll with someone like Straily and his 2 starts – and possibly lose. I’m not worried about keepers – I have plenty of keepers. I was curious to know your thoughts on the starts – the first one is tough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then roll with Straily

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @YC: You could be getting back Kershaw and getting two wins is still not guaranteed…Don’t make a trade chasing wins, too many variables.

  14. papasmurf says:
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    I picked up Drury to sub for the struggling Longo. One game later he’s gotta slide over to sub for Altuve Smurf while I gotta put Longo back in the lineup…

    Altuve, Stanton, Salazar all down. And can’t do anything but play Longo… it ain’t lookin’ good for the blue ones.

    And I dealt away Price in a trading deadline brainfart deal.

  15. Gareth says:
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    And today’s earworm is “maneater” apparently.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: Ugh, I had already forgotten it

  16. Gareth says:
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    Not a fan of the September roster expansion. Pirates could have put Marte on the 15 day DL, thereby creating a streaming spot for me. But no. He just sits on my bench for 10 freaking days.

  17. Gareth says:
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    G3!

  18. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6×6. I need to p/u two SP’s for my Mon/Tues playoff game. Which two out of this group?
    Pineda vs. TB, Cotton vs. Hou, Musgrove vs. Oak, T.Walker vs. Tor…..Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Happyharry: Assuming all home… Cotton, Musgrove

  19. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up! I guess you’re telling us to B. Ware of Coco? And that Ryon Healy blurb leveled me!

    Tanaka hasn’t let me down, but since we’re going strictly by matchups down the stretch, I’m obviously wary of any game @ Boston. Yet Tanaka seems to be even better away from home. Am I crazy for wanting to start him there?

    Also Domingo Santana over Zobrist down the stretch?

    Thanks a lot!

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    I thought for sure Segura would be the lede and “Pour Some Segura-on Me” would be the headline.

    I had him in my lineup yesterday and was cussing when Galvis hit a HR on my bench. Then boom.

    Is this the real Jean Segura from a keeper perspective. I will be choosing from him, Judge, maybe Arcia as a final keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FKA Ralph: Honestly, game ended too late, and I had already written the lede… Not sure why you wouldn’t keep Segura there

  21. Don Majikowski says:
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    Like Liriano @ LAA Saturday?

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Do you like Liriano vs San Diego in Yellowstone?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like him anywhere

          • Scott says:
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            @Grey: Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Huh?

  22. Scott says:
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    Drop Gyorko for Vargas? I’ve been using him as my backup 1B, but with Diaz back…

  23. omar says:
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    Start or sit Snell @ Baltimore today?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Sit

  24. Scott says:
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    Regarding Donaldson, that’s why you should always keep fighting in your league. You never know when the leader’s star player is going to go down.

  25. knucks says:
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    Are you following that @BaseballInColor guy on Twitter?

    He posted a picture yesterday of an unconscious Babe after he ran into a wall in 1924. Pretty cool follow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Honestly, I don’t follow anyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: That photo is crazy though

  26. JoeG414 says:
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    Friday:
    Jimenez Home vs TB
    or
    Buchholz Home vs Yankees – Tanaka
    6×6 roto

    • knucks says:
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      @JoeG414: Yikes. Not comfy with either of course, but if forced to pick one, I’d go Ubaldo. He’s been pitching better. SON has them both in the negatives though as far as value for the day. Good luck Joe!

  27. The JoGarza says:
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    First off, the post title is a candidate for Headline of the Year. Give Rudy some major props there.

    Second, trying to get ready for the semis in my 12-team H2H OBP. Want to stream a STL hitter as they visit Coors to start next week.

    Who’s the better play, RHH Jedd Gyorko or LHH Brandon Moss when the pitchers are:

    LHP Tyler Anderson (Has never faced STL)
    LHP Jorge DLR (Moss 2-for-4, but Gyorko has outright owned him)
    RHP Jeff Hoffman (never faced STL)

  28. Phil of the Future says:
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    Junior’s back!! Take me to the promised land, please….

    And G, you know I love you, but don’t think I don’t know that if you owned Segura somewhere he’d have been the lede. Dude’s hotter than the core of the Earth! Give me two more weeks of this please I beg you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yeah, as I said before, it was more that the game ended late, I was already watching the MasterChef finale

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I believe you, of course. Just tell him to save some homers for next week, k?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Done and done

  29. Earl Deep Jr says:
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    Grey! Currently tied in steals and down two hits in h2h for the week. Looking to stream a bat today. Thoughts on Maybin or Dickerson? I think Maybin fits the scenario a little better, albeit a small sample vs Santiago, meanwhile Dickerson is white hot and has mashed Gallardo’s face in during his career…lead me to the promised land.

    • Earl Deep Jr says:
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      @Earl Deep Jr: Maybin out of the lineup! Thanks grey! Dickerson we go.

  30. jb says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Who’s your catcher next week: Gary Sanchez or stream one Yadier Molina, Brian McCann, Tom Murphy or Nick Hundley?
    P/U Taijuan and drop Rodon?
    Hot schmoes: Ryon Healy or Brandon Drury?

    Have a good un!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez…. Sure, Walker, but don’t know his matchups… Drury

  31. Steve says:
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    Better bat (tomorrow)

    Souza @ BAL
    Dickerson @ COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  32. knucks says:
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    I am on a teleconference right now with the Mayo Clinic and want nothing more than for someone to make a subtle baseball comment, so that I can steal your joke! I’d assume it would not go over well with these broads though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could you have them contact me directly, I want to ask them about making chicken salad

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Totally cosmic. My girl made chicken salad for lunches today. I’ll give her your card.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tell her to call me any time

  33. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Rich Hill vs. AZ (Bradley) 13.5, yay, meh, or nay?

    Btw, I prefer Scoo G Rap as a nickname for Milwaukee’s second baseman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay…ScooGe 4 Life!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: haha

  34. Scott says:
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    OK, I ended up keeping Gyorko and dropped a middle reliever for Kennys, all of them. So far so good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  35. ElBoss says:
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    No love for Alex Cobb getting a 2 hitter against the Blue Jays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go on matchups

    • ElBoss says:
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      @ElBoss: Ricky Jarret says, “Where is the Love?”

      • ElBoss says:
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        @ElBoss: you watch Ballers right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Watched 1st episode, didn’t like it, never went back

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Isn’t that Black Eyed Peas?

        • ElBoss says:
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          @Grey: I thought the same thing, but ended up comin back to it, and enjoyed the second season.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You watch Vice Principals?

            • ElBoss says:
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              @Grey: Yeah, Danny Mcbride is a G, he inspires me.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You watched Eastbound then? His brother, Casper, looks like Jose Altuve

  36. Scott says:
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    Dee Gordon with 2 Runs and 3 Steals yesterday. Not newsworthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was saving it for you

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: You’re a giver!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Least I can do

  37. Hugman says:
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    I’ve only been using the streamonator for three years now, but still feel like I’m not 100% sure I’m using it right. I’m curious, what do you consider the streamonator liking a start? any positive value? Because Gsellman’s next start is 1.something. I usually only go near double digit values for streams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go with any positive, but it has goals to target at the bottom of the actual SON page

  38. Scott says:
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    Looks like the Bats got to the Pelfrey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  39. From Beyond says:
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    I have a limit on starts for the week… which one of these guys sits?

    Thanks!

    Ubaldo v TB (-$5.9)

    Matt Moore v ST ($9.7)

    Luke Weaver @ SF ($2.0)

    Lugo v Min ($11.2)

    Taillon @ Cin ($14.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  40. daze says:
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    I have been riding the Buxton wave.
    the last 5 games he is 2 for 15 with 1 run and 1 rbi
    In a keeper league he would cost $12 next year to keep
    Is the ride over. is he worth keeping?
    I would try and pick up Drury or Markakis off waivers.
    Drury is 1st choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Drury

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        that’s what i thought
        he is o for 2 today with a K
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Scott says:
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    Then I see Daniel Descalso is hot and heading back to Colorado and I’m like, hmmmm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…

  42. TYLER says:
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    Any worries about starting Tanaka @ BOS tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d worry about starting anyone in Fenway… Tanaka should be started though

  43. ryanoger says:
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    h2h league–we count R-HR-RBI-SB-TB-AVG-W-SV-K-HLD-ERA-WHIP

    I’m down 1 in W’s
    I’m down 2 in SV’s
    I’m up 1 HLD to his 0
    Currently losing ERA and WHIP

    I have 2 moves left. I have 4 SPs left (opponent has 6 SPs left): De Leó[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], and Lugo home MIN.

    My RPs shake out like this:

    F-Rod
    Oh (hopefully back tonight)
    Rivero

    1. Should I use my moves to chase W’s or should I chase for SV’s?

    SPs up for grabs:
    Montgomery home MIL
    Weaver @ SF
    Miranda home HOU

    RPs up for grabs:
    Gomez Pit, Mia
    Ottavino SD
    Maurer @COL
    D Phelps @Phi (in the bullpen to help with ratios and possibly hold)

    OR

    2.Try to get some SANGNOF going..currently down 2 to 3 in SBs

    Could grab:

    Skinny Dee– for the weekend
    Souza– for hot bat and SBs
    J Dyson– for his spot starts

    Sorry for the crazy phrased questions, thanks so much man!

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      *that’s Luke by the way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Chase wins, Montegomery, Weaver 2. Gordon

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man, appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Scott says:
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    Brandon Drury or Hernan Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  45. Scott says:
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    Gurriel or Healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  46. DonnieB says:
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    If you need saves? Please rank Ottavino, Strickland, Maurer and Kintzler? Thanks and good luck to you in any leagues you are in….!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler, Maurer

  47. ashtray says:
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    In our 12 team league we can keep 2 guys at the round he was drafted. If you pick him up as a FA then he costs you the last pick of the draft (23rd round). I was able to nap Stanton as he was dropped after his injury. He’s a no-brainer in the 23rd as one of my keepers for next year, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  48. Raoul Duke says:
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    Padres’ front office ordered their athletic trainers to create a clone copy of Wil Meyers before the season started that way they were protected in case Myers got hurt in the home run derby. What the public doesn’t know is the real Wil Myers did suffer an injury on that fateful night and has been in hiding since then, so the clone could take over in his place. The problem is the Padres’ athletic trainers didn’t get the cloning process right, and consequently Myers’ production has fallen off a cliff. MLB has started an investigation as cloning is highly frowned upon by the new commissioner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “The Padres were said to be in the middle of a Orphan Black binge sess, when this all transpired.”

      • Raoul Duke says:
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        @Grey: Haha. nice. Does that show come with your seal of approval?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s aight… Entertaining enough, but it got confusing the deeper in you get, and not like purposely confusing but more like Lost

  49. Huddy says:
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    Will need a SS next week for Semi finals if Bregman is out, ADiaz or Galvis? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  50. Carmichael Show says:
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    I’m chasing saves … do you like Siegrest (4 games @SF) or Hudson (4 games vs LA)?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Carmichael Show: For what it’s worth, Oh was supposedly expected to be available yesterday if a save situation arose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

      • Carmichael Show says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – for tomorrow, TRON says to start Kiermaier (@ BAL, Jimenez, $34.5) over Springer (@ SEA, F-her, $8.6).

    In an OBP/OPS league on the hunt for counting stats and ratio help, do you agree?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try it

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  52. Glory daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you drop Grichuk for Drury
    I need RBI “s and HR”s
    Grichuk seems to be cold over last week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Alps88 says:
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        @Grey:
        Great
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Gyorko, Cron and Grichuk are hurtin’ me a lil bit.

    Looking at these guys as possible replacements.

    Dickerson
    Ozuna
    Drury

    Would you make any changes there chief?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury, Dickerson over the Cards

  54. xdb says:
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    Got playoffs starting monday need some advice! Steals, Net steals, Ops, 3b, tb added categories
    C Grandla
    1b belt
    2b schoop
    3b franco
    ss lindor
    if tea turner
    outfield marte, trout, kepler, jd martinez
    util asdrubal, todd frazier
    bench jank, bour, grichuk

    w/l/hr/era/whip/
    P Carrasco, Darvish, Danny duffy, Nova, hellickson, price
    rp strickland, barraclough, edwin, hudson, giles

    Streamers available since i don’t have a pitcher until thursday , David price
    Rubby de la rosa @pads Monday
    Gsellman vs braves Tuesday
    manaea vs astros Tuesday
    perdomo vs dimaondbacks Wednesday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question?

      • xdb says:
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        @Grey: which hitter/pitcher do i drop for these streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour, Jank

      • xdb says:
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        @Grey: Which streamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman, Manaea

  55. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Hey Grey I’m actually up by 86 right now but my opponent still has the following starts lined up over the next few days:
    Wainwright @SF
    Colon vs. MIN
    F. Hernandez vs. HOU
    Maeda @ARI
    he’s also still rostering Liriano who is @LAA next and I’m sure he’ll go into desperate streaming mode soon…

    As you know my plan was to use 23 out of 24 starts before Sunday. Right now I’m at 19 starts so we had 4 more picked out before Sunday but I’ve lost two of those now. De Leon’s start is actually Sunday now and Colon was picked up so should I use two more here or maybe just one?

    9/16
    L. Weaver @SF (2.0)
    McHugh @SEA (-0.6)

    9/17
    Carrasco vs. DET (24.7)*
    Taillon @CIN (14.5)
    Price vs. NYA (13.8)*
    Lugo vs. MIN (11.2)
    E. Santana @NYN (10.4)
    Paxton vs. HOU (10.3)
    J. Gray vs. SD (6.9)
    McHugh @SEA (0.7)
    Urena @PHI (-2.3)
    Leake @SF (-7.7)
    Finnegan vs. PIT (-14.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo, Taillon

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I thought! Thanks again brotha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Tracy says:
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    Grey-On the off chance that you are still providing advice after 10 hours today [bless you], which of the following batters would you pick up for the rest of the week?

    Drury, Kiermeier, Souza or C Dickerson

    Thanks for the entire season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier, no problem

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: You are the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. Scrapski says:
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    Grey
    First year users here- father and son diggin your SOLID advice/ come to Green Bay for a PackAttack and I’ll grill you a monster steak!
    Thanks for everything this season.
    Fans for life!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the invite! I love Wisconsin! No problem…

  58. The tone ranger says:
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    For Sunday:

    [email protected]
    Wisler vs was
    Bettis vs sd
    Miranda vs hou
    Asher vs mia

    Can you recommend 2-3 are they all bums??? Thanks

  59. The tone ranger says:
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    For Sunday:

    [email protected]
    Wisler vs was
    Bettis vs sd
    Miranda vs hou
    Asher vs mia

    Can you recommend 2-3 are they all bums??? Thanks

  60. Tokyofantasy says:
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    Hi Gray,

    Need some advise for Carlos Martinez. ROS schedule:
    Sep 19 @COL T Anderson
    Sep 25 @CHC Hendriks
    Sep 30 vs PIT Brault
    With 2 bad matchup coming up, is he droppable for a streamer and if possible pickup again for 30 Sep? Or should I cross fingers and start him for 19 & 25 Sep? I need ratios and W.

    Thanks!

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