Recently, Matt Adams and his melon-ball shape has either been dreadful or benched for Daniel Descalso.  The only time Descalso should be in front of Adams is in pictures, so the photographer can see him.  It’s odd to think Fatt Adams isn’t getting it done at the plate.  I do have a useful suggestion for everyone in Missouri.  Send a topless Adams into Ferguson.  That would lighten the mood for everyone involved.  “I hate your guts!”  “Speaking of guts…”  And everyone smiles and laughs at the naked fat man.  Peace brought to you by the ingestion of copious amounts of lard.  Now, instead of Descalso, the Cardinals have a real option to move over moobs, Xavier Scruggs.  What?  No Crockett?  How can the Cardinals go with a platoon of Scruggs and Tubbs?  It’s crazy talk!  Scruggs is A) Old to never be in the majors yet. B) Legit power threat that could hit .190. C) There’s no C.  He has Quad-A player written all over him, but sometimes Quad-A players are exactly the kind of hitters that excel in September when they’re facing a bunch of Quad-A pitchers.  Too early outside of NL-Only and deep mixed leagues to worry about Scruggs, but this does put the kibosh on any value Tubbs had, not to mention now he’s phantomed-up an oblique injury.  Like anyone could even find his oblique!  In all but very deep leagues, I’d drop Adams.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Good to see Wong back in there, I was about to start singing Detachable Penis.

Michael Wacha – 3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  As I’ve been saying, he’s not stretched out for a major league start. He’s only starting due to the minor league season ending.  In his next start, he’ll likely go four or five innings, and then the time after that he might be able to go five or six.  Don’t think he ever gets much further than six innings the rest of the year, unless he’s economical with his pitches, which is not to say pitching like Sale.

Wily Peralta – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks ERA at 3.84.  Solid effort in what was a big game for the Brewers.  A big game that Braun missed due to his wife still giving birth.  Did his wife have a girl and then he tried to appeal the ruling?

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-5, 1 run.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  If that doesn’t wet your whistle, I don’t know anything about whistles!  Actually my whistle knowledge is pretty perfunctory.  Bad analogy demerit!

Martin Prado – Out again on Thursday.  He ran at 50% on Thursday.  Now if the Yankees were to spray paint the words ‘fifty percent’ out in the field, they’d be all set.

Masahiro Tanaka – Will throw in the bullpen on Saturday.  I don’t think Tanaka values my time.  Do I really need an update every time you throw a frickin’ baseball?  Have the decency to shut it down for the year.

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-4, 1 RBI.  Likely to undergo elbow surgery in the offseason.  Bunch of studs on the Yanks.  I’m using the word stud as in they will be glue within two years.

Mark Teixeira – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer.  All he does is homer!  Seriously, that’s it.  He stopped doing other baseball related activities around the time the Yankees gave him $180 million.  $180 million!  Hayzeus Cristo.  They should hire a new GM named Not-The-Cashman.

Chase Headley – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer on the Yanks and 11th overall.  Or 17 homers overall if he was on the Yankees all year.  Or 3 homers if he played all games in Petco.  Or 25 homers if he played all his games in Coors.  I did the math on all of those, no need to check.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homers.  Not at the same time.  That would’ve been a record.

Brock Holt – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He bottomed out post-All Star break.   Before, 3 homers and a .327 average; afterwards, 1 homer and a .220 average.  Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not in the Red Sawx plans for next year, either.  Bet he could start for the Padres for the next ten years though.  Once you go down that path, it’s hard to turn back.  Like heroin.  Only not as fun.

Koji Uehara – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, his 5th.  The Sawx were supposed to be in shutdown mode with Uehara, because he’s got eye crusties under his arm and that shizz is still tired.  Brucely, I was surprised to see him and not Edward Mujica, but last night only reaffirms the Sawx will go to Mujica next.  I didn’t put Mujica in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I’m telling you now, so act like you know, MC Lyte.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Snooze!  You are so two months ago.  Wake me when you’re on the Cubs!

Robbie Ross – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Peg boy.

Chris Denorfia – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 1st homer on the M’s and 2nd homer overall.  Teach you to get traded from Petco to Safeco.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  He knocked in two runs off of Ross, per Jay-Z’s counsel.  “Talk about how Ross used to be a correctional officer, that always flusters him.”

Austin Jackson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, batting over .350 in the last week with two steals.  I’ve already preached the virtues of him because I’m smart.  Or did I?  The preceding could be visualized as Vanity is in Action Jackson then Vanity disappears.

Matt Moore – Set to play catch for the first time since Tommy John surgery.  Too bad he’s not playing catch with Tommy John.  That would be like super cool.

Desmond Jennings – No timetable to return.  Not sure what’s sadder, that his knee hurts or he doesn’t have a watch.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’ll admit to getting cold feet about Odorizzi after seeing what the Jays did to Hellickson and Archer the previous two nights, but Odorizzi pitched a solid game.  At this point in the season, I’d go by Stream-o-Nator for him and it doesn’t like his next start, so I’d move on in shallower mixed leagues.

Casey Janssen – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save.  Gibbons said that Aaron Sanchez wouldn’t be available for two days to limit his workload, but I imagine when Sanchez is fresh, he’ll be the closer.  On a related note, how cool is it that a Gibbons was talking?  That’s so much better than playing a piano or tending bar.  I want a talking Gibbons!

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-1 and his 17th homer as he came off the bench.  Well, yeah, dur.  It’s a short schedule day, of course you play him!

Joaquin Benoit – Yet to resume throwing.  There’s plenty of time to update your LinkedIn page.  Trust me, they’ll send you 12,000 reminder emails.

Ian Kennedy – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.75, but his ERA at home is near 4.00.  Kennedy’s the worst Hodgepadre ever.  Does he even grasp the concept of the Hodgepadre?  Throw pitches that hitters will hit lazy fly balls off of.  It’s like he’s in Yosemite searching out the bears.  Leave the bears alone!

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 9th steal.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I don’t love hitters that missed extended time and are only returning now. They have no time to get up to speed, and you have no time to wait.  With that said (reversal time!), if he does continue to hit, I’d grab him.

Randall Delgado – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I told you he was a sleeper this year!  *slowly backs up, bumps into corpse of Brad Miller*

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Trevor Bauer (5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks).  This matchup would’ve been great to watch with Kevin Towers.  Bauer gives up a leadoff double…Yay!…But that’s good for Scherzer…Boo!

Victor Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer.  At the age of 35, he now has four more homers than he ever had in any season before.  It’s like it’s 1998 again.  *wavy lines*  Hey, what’s up, Adam Duritz?  You’re dating a girl from Friends?  Aniston something?  Wow, yeah, you and that guy from Limp Bizkit are always going to be popular.”  *wavy lines*  It is 1998 again!

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-6, 2 runs.  You ever get the feeling that if you get a full healthy season from a guy, you’ll never draft him again because you’re worried it can’t happen again?  I get that feeling all the time with Kinsler.  Just give me three more weeks and I’ll be on my way.

Mike Aviles – Dealing with concussion symptoms.  Are we sure he didn’t just get off that amusement park ride that spins real fast and you stick to the walls?  Cause that always makes me feel light-headed.  Damn, I should’ve been a doctor.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs. I love this from a fantasy perspective, so don’t take this the wrong way, but do they ever rest Gomes?  He’s going to have the knees of Joe Theismann by next year.

Hector Santiago – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Boy, that was a useless stream.  I’ve gotten more functionality from my two nipples.

Josh Hamilton – Left yesterday’s game with a sore shoulder.  It’s not clear how he injured himself or how long he’ll be out.  Apparently, his moments of clarity don’t come regarding his injuries.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  That was my batty call yesterday.  Was hoping for more, pleased I didn’t get less.  Hey, intern, file this under, “Only Grey Cares.  Yes, OGC.  Thanks.”

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd big game in a row (4-for-6 night before).  He’s like a light shade of puke usually, so I’m not tempted to call him a hot schmotato, but maybe you can wring out his gotchies for a little fun-fun-happy time.

Danny Santana – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Unlike Nunez, I have love for Santana.  Or “I gotz heart emoji for Dan-San” if any 14-year-olds are reading.

Homer Bailey – Will undergo surgery on his forearm tear, and now the beginning of his 2015 is up in the air.  Hello, 2015 DL stash that you’re excited about because he’s due back by mid-April, then doesn’t return until next August.

Mike Leake – 4 IP, 7 ER.  That’s a Leake like drinking two cases of beer.

Devin Mesoraco – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Remember Billy Crystal’s jabbering on the plane when he first meets Sally?  How you should never drive a new romantic partner to the airport because it sets unrealistic expectations?  Yeah, that’s what Devin’s suffering from right now.  When you first met him, he was cooking you Brazilian BBQ, walking around the table with a steak on a sword, slicing you perfect little morsels, and then he stopped, and you were like, “Hey, what happened to my churrascaria?”  He doesn’t cook a Brazilian feast every night, but he’s still someone who is going to be valuable for years to come.

Steve Pearce – Hoping to return on Saturday.  He didn’t mention if he’s hoping to return on Saturday and continue hitting like he was before his injury.  That would’ve been nice of him to mention!

Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  He’s been usable for the better part of the year, but he’s pretty borderline in his next start.  Stream-o-Nator hates it, I’m more meh on it, and I’d prolly look elsewhere in most mixed leagues.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  I went into Baskin-Robbins yesterday and ordered two Schoops for next year.  They looked at me like I was crazy.  Then again, I wasn’t wearing pants.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 37th homer.  Thinking about the contract he’s going to get after this season, he’s as happy as Screech was after the Saved By The Bell movie, singing a’la Rihanna, “Shine bright like Dustin Diamond!  Shine bright like Dustin Diamond!”

  1. DrEasy says:
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    I hear ya on LinkedIn. Still don’t get the point!

    Anyway, how would you rank these schmotato infidels?

    Alcides, Alcantara, Owings, Valbuena, Odor, Rutledge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Ha, neither do I…. Alcides, Alcantara

  2. dem ribbies says:
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    my Pacman and Fiers for Felix?

    didn’t plan on keeping either and could use the 2 start next week. Have Bautista, Puig, Werth, (Blackmon and Stubbs in a platoon) and Wil Myers (with Rusney waiting to be activated).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dem ribbies: Pacman side, Jones is a keeper over the guys you mention

  3. J-FOH says:
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    Mac Dre called and he wants two schoops of January ya ya with a bunk bed a pole

    • Puigleague Choo says:
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      @J-FOH:
      I heard Lil B was inquiring about schoop. Wanted to know where he is, and whether he’s truly committed to to the church of the extra-based god…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Best part about football season? Quarterback Crunch!

  4. gareth says:
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    Gomes occasionally sits on Sunday’s and is sometimes used at DH. The Indians lack of offense this year means they lean pretty hard on their best hitters and don’t rest them much.

    That would be Gomes and Brantley.

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice work, Kimosabe! Random thoughts….

    Cleveland will NEVER start Santana at C because he is the worst framer in Catcher history. Ask Tribe fans if you don’t believe me. He lost Masterson more than 40 Ks during his starts because he was total crap as a C. He would either drop a strike, or frame pitches away by using the outside rim of his catcher’s mitt. Plus Yan GOMES is from Brazil. They can spit out catchers like him once every 40 years or so, so no worries there. (being sarcastic.)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Maybe he made Masterson the pitcher he was prior to this year?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Definitely. The sinker was not getting called for a strike because of his poor framing. Who knows? Masterson is a mess now.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  6. Swfcdan says:
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    A Sanchez, Betts or Hultzen, who would you rather have for next year and beyond. Easy call Betts right?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Or DeGrom.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Betts

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Paxton not Hultzen, gah whats up with me today.

    • Puigleague Choo says:
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      @Swfcdan:
      Betts all day

  7. And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    with this staff
    hendricks/wada/carrasco/gee/cobb/lackey/shoemaker/kazmir
    RP: neshek/cecil/feliz/walden
    1. who is drop to activate Wacha? likely Kaz
    2. which RP to drop to grab Mujica?
    holds H2H 14 teamer where i missed playoffs by a hair, and have bye in losers bracket, which actually when won is 2nd best prize to winning league, it gets 1st pick next year.
    could actually drop 2 RP for both mujica and shaw, just in case allen’s about to lose job.

  8. bossmanjunior says:
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    Ugh when is yahoo going to update Kluber’s start? Right now those three unearned runs are the difference between be losing or winning ERA in my h2h playoffs right now.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @bossmanjunior: they updated the stats in CBS in like 24 hours, which is an international record.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  9. bossmanjunior says:
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    Which two do I start

    Baez v Worley (NA)
    Betts v Hutchinson (NA)
    Kipnis v Sale (4-14 2 2B, 2K, SB)

  10. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Mujica or Aaron Sanchez. Who do you like better for the save opportunities final 2 weeks?

    • Rich says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan:

      I would love an answer from Grey as well as I am debating as well which to pick.

  11. goodfold2 says:
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    wilmer/dilson/j.ramirez/miller in dynasty? dropping b.phillips. can’t drop castro.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: subtract dilson from that list.

  12. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    If you doubled one penny every day for 30 days you would have $5,368,709.00

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Just tried it and I got $3,741,824, but hey I was never that great at maths! Never woulda funked that would equal so much.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Sry, I get this much.

      0.01
      0.02
      0.04
      0.08
      0.16
      0.32
      0.64
      1.28
      2.56
      5.12
      10.24
      20.48
      40.96
      81.92
      163.84
      327.68
      655.36
      1,310.72
      2,621.44
      5,242.88
      10,485.76
      20,971.52
      41,943.04
      83,886.08
      167,772.16
      335,544.32
      671,088.64
      1,342,177.28
      2,684,354.56
      5,368,709.12
      10,737,418.24

      Cut and paste from Excel so it must be right! lol.

      Cheers,
      Ante

        • Toe Knee says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: don’t count the 1 cent you count from 2 cents when its doubled

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Ante GALIC: you got 31 days there son

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Ok, Chief! But he doubled his penny on the 1st day. Therefore, 0.01 entry is day 0, no?

          Cheers,
          Ante

          PS Am 48, so you must be at least 66 to be my dad.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I got up to Day 8 and I ran out of money.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Are you sure it’s not 30 cents? Gotta check the math here

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha ha…got peoples brains working this morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always!

  13. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    With Pedroia back this weekend, should I play him forward and drop Wong, or drop Pedroia and keep playing Wong.
    Currently my offensive bench is Pedroia and Rizzo, but I dont like to carry 2 benches, and cant drop Rizzo since he is a keeper.

    Should I make a move or keep both, Ped and Wong, since both are injury prone for next week?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Drop Pedroia

  14. baseball says:
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    H2h 7×7. Molina is on my DL needed to be activated and rizzo is at 1b. Need to drop 2 to pick up a 1st basemen and its a keeper league so I can’t drop rizzo. Drop O’Flaherty, Stroman, Bruce or Polanco? Headley, Nava, Lind and morales are best out there, k’s and obp are added categories. Its a holds league and I have Rodney, McGhee for saves and romo for holds so do I need O’Flaherty? Polanco might be a keeper so I was thinking of holding him but hes not playing. I have good OF but don’t want Bruce to go off on someone else’s team. Sorry for the long post but felt background info was needed. Thanks.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @baseball: O’flar and stroman

  15. Tim says:
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    Great write-up, as usual!

    In standard 5X5 Roto…..some intriguing pitching options on waivers. I currently have Tillman (who I don’t love), and am running out of FAAB $$….are there any of these guys you like better than Tillman for ROS? Minor, D Salazar, Buchholz, Weaver? Or hold Tillman?

    Thanks!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Tim: minor prob

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Minor

  16. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, drop Uehara for Petricka, Sanchez, Mejia, Mujica? or should i hold?

    much thanks!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @740: lose him. Mejia

    • PK says:
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      @740: Similar question here: Drop Uehara for Sanchez or Mujica?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @PK: Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Mejia

  17. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    16 teamer first round of playoffs. drop rajai for any of cain sugar (have to wait till sat if it’s him)/legares. 2 pickups left for week, but SP are pretty awful out there. basically if i don’t win some mix of bases (down 1), steals (down 1), avg/OPS (down a lot) this team that was in 2nd or 1st all year could be out in first round.

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    gotta bench 3 of these. i’m down 4 steals so i’d not worry about those. avg /bases most important. runs probably slightly more important than RBI’s. soler/jones/gordon/arenado/mesoraco/pujols are no doubters. 2 utils. HItter T actually likes (even compared to these player’s own TRON averages, except maybe longo) everybody today.
    mendy and baez @ CIN
    harrison @ CUBS
    duda @ CIN
    longo vs BAL
    ackley @ TEX
    mookie vs TOR
    i’m thinking the two CUBS (they certainly can hit for no average), and longo.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: oops, mendy and baez are vs PIT, NYM are the only team playing @ CIN today.

  19. onevisionaire says:
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    I just had to acknowledge the King Missile reference. Great stuff, as usual…

  20. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    What a mess has Fatt Adams’ season been. Guy was supposed to be a legit power threat and looks more like Billy Butler 2.0. And, now he’s in that awkward spot where since the Cards are in playoff contention they won’t shut him down.

    Do you think he’s a drop if there’s not a decent sub for him in my league? (i.e. is it better to sub in someone who at least will be getting regular at bats?)

  21. Pewter Gray Clouds says:
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    Drop casilla for mujica?

  22. nick the dick says:
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    Detatchable penis oh my woooord what a blast from the past!

  23. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, Will you start them in a W & QS league today? thanks.

    1. Alex Cobb vs BAL (Chen)
    2. Iwakuma vs TEX (Baker)

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Wilson: yes and yup

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @nick the dick: Nice pic, Nick!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        PS Pic-nic! Ants are a-comin’!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, doing actually photos of ourselves, I see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Agree with Nick

  24. Holey Benzino says:
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    Drop K-Rod for Mujica? I’m not sure K-Rod has even been bothering to show up to the park the way the Brewers have been playing…

  25. grif says:
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    There hasnt been a lot of hype about dj peterson, but it seems like he had a very strong year. For next year and beyond, which prospect has the most upside: alex guerrero or dj peterson? If it is peterson, how soon do you think he will be playing in the bigs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @grif: He hit .261 in AA, that’s .230 in the majors… He’s at least not here until June of 15, prolly Sept

  26. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Kennedy or Minor ROS
    Thanks

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Dave: Minor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Minor

  27. Slimbooo says:
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    best saves and hold guy for ros?

    cecil , fien , warren , shaw , walden , ottavino , carpenter , belisario , qualls , ramirez , machi

    thxxxxxx

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wow, qualls really down there if the 3rd stringer at TOR has him beat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  28. Pope says:
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    Grey, in a 12 team H2H, I’m trying to bring myself to drop Bruce (who’s in my UT spot) like you kinda suggested. Would you swap him out for Lagares, Betts, Calhoun, Alvarez, L. Cain, Arcia….. eh that’s about it on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: Lagares for steals, otherwise hold

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Alright man, thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. nick the dick says:
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    Paxton vs tex or tabasco vs cws?

  30. KillerB says:
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    @ Grey — For one hitter slot to potentially contribute ROS but really be the right guy to start next season as a keeper, who do you like more: Avisail or Joc Pederson?

    And more importantly — do you like Jarred Cosart at home in Miami against Atlanta as a streamer tomorrow? He’s been throwing a good ball and the splits looks good (i.e., 1.09 ERA, 0.61 WHIP in last 14 days, 2.45 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in Marlins Park, 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA and 1.14 WHIP against Braves this year); but don’t want to get ratios blown up or incur a loss in critical H2H end-of-season playoff-push matchup. Would you trust him or stick with the core guys only (i.e., Strasburg, Bumgarner, Latos, Yordano, Kazmir)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KillerB: Pederson…. Stick with core guys

  31. atgreat says:
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    How many times did you check to make sure Gibbons was a white guy before you made that joke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @atgreat: Are there a lot of non-white guys managing right now?

      • atgreat says:
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        @Grey:

        One less now

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: That a Quad HA! Now that Washington just resigned!

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Teddy Heater: coke head WASH resigned?!

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: dude at HOU is getting shit canned i think, since he doesn’t like implementing Luhnow’s ideas.

  32. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up G? Serious question.

    Jennifer Lawrence or Emma Watson ROS?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Phil of the Future: that cant be a serious question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Neither really, not a huge fan of them, Penelope Cruz, now, rawr

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Interesting. Makes sense, though, given your preference for latino ballplayers….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: isnt she a little young for you G?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, a tad, but I’d make an exception

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: One other thing to consider though. I think Penelope is still dating that crazy guy that uses the bolt gun cattle stunner from No Country for Old Men. Just be careful I don’t want anything to happen to you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Javier? Lucky man… I saw her once in person, stunning…

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I don’t doubt it. I bet she’s great in bed, too. #wouldlovetofindout

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s my woman you’re talking about!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: :)

  33. Matt says:
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    Hosmer is high on the player rater today, but carter seems hot although he faces Samardzija. Start Hosmer or Carter today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d go Carter

  34. So Grey. Looking to pick up Miguel Gonzalez. I Could drop either Latos, Sonny, Archer. I’m leaning towards Sonny. And is Baez worth stashing. My thought is he might heat up against some Quad A pitching this September. MI is killing me your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut eastwood: Sonny is fine to drop, I’d own Baez if I had room

  35. Any reason at all to hold out hope for Rizzo being useful this year in a deep redraft league? I held on this long but now I need the roster spot …

    I’m able to move Bautista to 1B but now I’m sporting four OF for the three OF spots and the UTIL spot … who’s the pickup between Pearce, Chisenhall, Pedro Alvarez, Alcántara, Blanco, or Lagares? I need power and AVE more than speed.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Drop Rizzo… Chisen

      • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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        @Grey: Heh I made this very move yesterday afternoon (dropped Rizzo for Chisen). I don’t expect anything from him, but at least he’s getting at-bats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • @Grey: @Gonzo_The_Great: Thanks, guys.

          OK, I grabbed Chisenhall but, as Grey would say, I’ll watch Pearce like a cyclops with a single contact lens. No, that’s not quite right. Anyway, if Pearce picks up where he left off I’ll have to ride him.

          • @Enrique: Didn’t mean for my comment on Pearce to sound like a threatened sex crime.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Nice…

  36. Fungazi says:
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    Trust enough in Tyson Ross to start him tomorrow at Coors?

  37. Tracy says:
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    I am trying to stay alive in my H2H play-offs. I am trailing in QS 2-3, but leading in WHIP 0.67-1.31. After today, I have 1 start left and the other team has 4. I can throw up to 4 pitchers today to try and catch them in QS. The dilemma is protecting the WHIP and catching them. The pitchers are:

    Fiers STL 13.0
    Shoemaker @MIN 9.1
    Iwakuma @TEX 10.1
    Wada PIT 5.5

    I would appreciate any advice that you could provide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tracy: I’d start all of them

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again and have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  38. Wilson says:
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    Pick one to start today, thanks.

    Lagares vs CIN Simon
    Bruce vs NYM Colon
    Myers vs BAL Chen

  39. Clint says:
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    It appears as though the A’s, Royals, and Orioles have the best hitters matchups for the playoff stretch from the 14th through season’s end, so which hitter would you snatch for that run’s utility spot in a h2h pts league:

    Pierce, Crisp, Moss, Dunn, Butler, Aoki, Hosmer, Escobar

    I have a bye next week so I’m looking ahead a bit for the tasty matchups.

  40. dem ribbies says:
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    Keeper league
    My $4 Myers for $16 Pence, trying to win now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it

  41. dem ribbies says:
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    also, re-asking previous q w/ prices b/c it prob matters. Thank you in advance!

    Pacman $51 + Fiers $8 for Felix $29

    won’t keep Pacman at that price ($200 budget) would keep Felix at $29 as he’d draft closer to 40 next year. You think Pacman’s bat over the next 2 weeks is better than the 2 starts I’d get from Felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Fiers side there

  42. Scott says:
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    I have to keep two of these jokers…Garza, Santiago, Gio. Which one do I drop?
    Also is C. Gomez safe to drop in a H2H with 2 weeks left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Santiago and Gomez

  43. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey et al,

    I know that its kind of early, but what 10 players would you keep out of this group in a 12 team H2H 5X5 fantasy league. standard yahoo scoring

    C-C.SANTANA
    1B-L.DUDA
    2B-D.PEDROIA
    3B-T.FRAZIER
    SS-H.RAMIREZ
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-C.CALHOUN
    OF-A.GARCIA
    UTIL-AL.RAMIREZ, E.HOSMER, D.SANTANA, M.SANO

    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-C.HAMELS
    SP-A.FERNANDEZ
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-F.RODNEY
    P-C.KLUBER
    P-T.ROSS
    P-A.CASHNER
    P-J.SAMARDZJIA
    P-G.COLE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t whittle it down to the last 3?

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Im kind of at a loss for sure fire keepers. I have a lot of B level talent on this squad.
        I see the only locks as being
        H.RAMIREZ
        T.FRAZIER
        M.BUMGARNER

        Then i have some players that I would like to keep like A.FERNANDEZ, M.SANO, A.CHAPMAN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Pedroia, Frazier, Hanley, Kemp, Alexei, Cole, Bum, Hamels, Aroldis, Kluber

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks

  44. A-Ram Baller says:
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    3 player keeper league: Who do i keep for next year?

    Puig
    J Upton
    J. Abreu
    J. Baez
    A. Beltre
    Pujols
    Y. Ventura
    S. Gray
    M. Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Abreu, Puig

  45. Rocky says:
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    Grey!

    Great year once again. Thanks so much for the insight and humor all season. Dealing with two fairly significant injuries in two NL-Only leagues as the playoffs begin/approach…

    1st League
    I’m the 1 seed with a bye this current week but next week worried about starting a banged up Carlos Gomez. I picked up Juan Lagares to potentially start in his stead.

    My lineup is:
    C – Ramos
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Rendon
    SS – Baez
    3B – Arenado
    OF – Gomez/Yelich/B. Hamilton
    U – Frazier/Stubbs
    BN – Lagares/Gyorko/Guerrero

    Anybody else you would sub out for potential pickups Parra, Inciarte, Wong, Crawford, Rutledge, Coghlan or Blanco? Thinking about dropping Stubbs (6 away games) for Parra (7 home) and perhaps Gyorko for either Crawford or Wong. Crunch time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong over Guerrero…Parra for Stubbs is fine…

  46. dem ribbies says:
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    ok, last one man, thanks!

    keeper $3 Cueto for a $29 Felix (really wanting to get that 2 start next week) basically my trade partner as an offer on the table to me, or my opponent. So I’m either holding the spear or receiving it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  47. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Grey… I’m in a tough situation. In order for me to make the playoffs, I have to win and another guy has to lose. I’m winning by 20 as of now and have 9 pitchers remaing and my opponent only has 3. Now also if I win and the other guy loses I would be tied with him and the tiebreaker is total season points. As of now I’m up by 83 points. Now If I look ahead to next week if I make the playoffs, I only have 2 Two start pitchers for next week. I have 2 add/drops left this week. since I have all these pitchers left, 9, Should I grab Stroman today so I have him for next week before he gets scooped cause the SON loves him, or grab McCarthy for tomorrow and worry about another pitcher next week till tomorrow and risk getting a worse pitcher?? Sorry I hope I didn’t make it too hard to understand.. Lol. Thanks Buddy!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks again..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Corey says:
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    Koji’s done. Need a new closer. Shallow head to head league, we all have all-star teams. Need max saves in a week with fewest heart attacks. Should I go with the battle tested yet vomit-inducing 36 save man Addison Reed or the hot schmotato of closers Jennry Mejia who has had 7 saves I’m the past two weeks. Both are on losing teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  49. Rocky says:
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    2nd League

    Dealing with Fat Adams sucking/obliquing. No one else with 1B eligibility on my roster (except Votto, taking up a DL spot). My lineup is:

    C – D’Arnaud
    1b – Moobs
    2B – Rendon
    SS – D Gordon
    3B – Arenado
    OF – Pence, Heyward, Dickerson
    U – Soler, B. Hamilton
    BN – Baez

    Multiple questions:
    Gordon (6 home to the dregs, SD/Ari) over Baez (3 vs Pit, 3 @ Tor) next week?
    d’Arnaud (3 vs Col, 4 vs Nats) or FA Ramos (3 vs ATL, 4 @ NYM)
    And most importantly, do I drop Adams or a BN pitcher for Valaika (ugh), Justin Turner (playing time?) or Scruggs? Scraping the bottom of the barrel…

    Thanks again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon…Ramos…Scruggs…

  50. nick the dick says:
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    Ive been slacking on the hip hop line of the day with this pesky life shizz interfering and all so how bout a video? No good you say? Take it and like it!

    http://youtu.be/kWTsqzYHFtg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this off his first album? It might be time for me to move onto that

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: yup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m gonna have to download it… It’s solid, right?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Definitely. Legends Never Die might be overall better but it has some awesome tracks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, I’ll grab it in a few… Still not crazy about Apathy… I mean a few tracks here and there, but not overall, yet at least

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Eh to each his own, im bigger on celph titled anyways cuz i always like the guy with the more original style and humour in his rhymes. After you do die rugged man die you can get his legendary classics vol 1 too which is all older stuff like stanley kubrick and cunt renaissance with biggie and some other great stuff

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, maybe I’ll try Celph after Rugged’s first album… Still really loving Rugged though, he’s like my new favorite of all time that won’t be my favorite of all time after I find a new one…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: haha yeah hes so good. His hit, his hits, are on my list. His hits, his hits, I cant resist!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Did you ever figure out the videos you took from his show?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: nah not sure why it wont let me make it public, i tried changing it but didnt see the option. Then my computer made fun of me for my lack of techknowledgey so i gave up. Ill try again. Got a little bit of shoot me in the head where he brought a fat girl and some weird kid from the audience on stage to be his backup dancers and he was crackin on the kid it was funny. Didnt record the part where he pulled the chubby chicks shirt up and wiped his ass with her face as only RA could.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: cool video, i liked his interviews. To quote, ” there is more fashion in hip hop than lyricism”

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah his interviews are always worth a watch. Floyd Mayweather might disagree.

  51. Scott says:
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    I need to pick a hot hitter for H2H to replace Butler.
    Choices and numbers for last 14 days.
    Ackley 11/3/12/.281/1
    Blanco 11/3/10/.375/1
    Lagares 9/2/10/.383/5
    Alcantara 8/5/9/.250/2
    Carter 7/5/10/.238/0
    Pearce 7/3/9/.275/0
    Plouffe 9/3/9/.364/1

    Also Moss is killing me (4/0/1/.152). Should I drop him or hold? So If drop then please help with two from this list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lagares

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Moss

      • Scott says:
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        Largares replaces Butler so if I drop Moss, who do you recommend to pick up off this list. Thanks!

  52. tank1 says:
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    Trying to think through some early keeper decisions for next year. I have a number of options with a few “definites” for next year. I can keep only 5 players.

    I am definitely keeping Goldschmidt in the 21st round and likely will keep A. Jones as a 4th rounder. After that, I have a number of similar options.

    I can keep Pederson, Polanco, Betts, C. Carter, Vargas or Alcantara as 25th round picks.

    Also, I have a number of later round (23-25th) round pitching options including Cole, Wacha, Richards, Shoemaker, A. Wood, McHugh, Smyly, Paxton and Carrasco.

    Any early suggestions for keepers? I know a lot may change for next year, but I am starting to plan for 2015 given that my team is out of it this year.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Jones, Pederson, Polanco, Wacha, could change by next year

  53. Colonel Angus says:
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    Is it ok to bench Brantley v Sale (2-19 career against) for Lagares v Simon today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  54. Should I drop O’Flaherty for Aaron Sanchez?

    I was excited about O’Flaherty when I picked him up, but he hasn’t been able to do much while Oakland’s trying to weasel out of the playoff chase (3IP, 1ER, 1SV since taking over).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  55. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Had a dream about you. That you were really Pat Listach. And when I wrote about it here (in my dream), there was chaos. You were actually quite upset that I had exposed you’re real identity as Pat Listach.

    What do you make of this dream?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you! Actually, now this is weird, I had a dream the other night I was Pat Listach!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Damn! Sry to expose your “true” identity! Incredible how you still have time for all of us AND being the 3B coach for the Asstros. But I know why now. The association is see Altuve hit the HR, handshake with Listach and then your mustache….you are Listach! That’s how my small pea-sized brain works.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We don’t get a lot of action over here at 3rd

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep me company

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Ty for humoring me, man! But the dream was REAL.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t doubt it

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: I have not had a dream about you grey…does that upset you

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, but love your new avatar!

  56. Colonel Angus says:
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    Crap, also am I starting Iwakuma @ Rangers, Shark v Astros AND Porcello v Giants or do I sit any of them? Be kind to me. A few days ago you told me to start Latos and Niese and they both got bombed on. I still got faith in you though!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all…

  57. nick the dick says:
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    G guy im playing in playoffs dropped Hanley. Prob will get claimed before me but do I drop Baez or Avisail for him? Pos doesnt matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  58. Toe Knee says:
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    Good dl stash if you got room and he is on the wire . Doolittle should return by early next week. Been throwing pain free from 105 feet. Being evaluated today. This was from espn so slight reliability issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  59. royce! says:
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    Joe Wieland, one of the highly regarded prospects the Padres received from the Rangers for Mike Adams, is finally returning from Tommy John surgery, which he had over 2 years ago…just in time to face the Rockies at Coors. Did they think they had to re-haze him, fearing that he had forgotten 2012? Can’t they just make him carry around some silly backpack or dress up as a princess leia or something? Seems downright cruel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m having deja vu like the Padres did something like this before, or the Padres just made bad decisions before in general

  60. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Master Lothario I have more questions than answers, please help:

    1) Pick 2 ROS: The Plouffeter, Bruce, Betts, Duda.
    2)In a holds and saves (separate categories) league, drop Uehara for another holds guy?

    I’ve got Robertson, Rodney, and Sanchez. Up 9 saves on my nearest competitor who has Cishek, Janssen, Britton, and Holland.

    In holds, I’m tied currently but with another team two holds behind me. Leaning towards yes, but would like a second opinion/validation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe, Duda… 2) Yes

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Thank you master. I have learned much, but yet there is much to learn.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always

  61. Michael says:
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    Would you pick up Mujica to start over Addison Reed? I’ve got Britton, Allen & Uehara currently in my RP spots for saves with Reed on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Michael says:
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        @Grey: Thx. Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. Rich says:
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    stream liriano or quintana for saturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Rich: join a dynasty league (or 2) and trade for both, i know i did twice in 20/30 teamers since february.

  63. dem ribbies says:
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    trying to win now.

    Tron likes Stubbs at home for the next 3 days.

    would need to drop $3 Wil Myers to start Stubbs.

    win now w/ Stubbs and try to pick Myers back up after this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers at $3 is a good price for next year, but don’t know if you have other keepers so it doesn’t matter

  64. J-FOH says:
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    I love how youtube make suggestions. good one with RA, I wonder if we can get him on the TV on the Radio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We could prolly get RA on the show if Nick was open to guests…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he has lots of not razzball writers on the show. we need to bring razzball into the hip hop fold. football is the ticket

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve tried to get celebs on the show, Nick doesn’t follow up…

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: If he wont follow up you need to find someone that will…speaking as your agent

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… Yeah!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: just don’t use fact of the day as your sell but keep the white side streaks. It’s an eye catcher

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @J-FOH: Ha…so i guess i shouldnt use wet tail then either

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @JeF With 1 F: I’d go with SAGNOF and cust kayin’

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @J-FOH: Hows this for a sell…nobody can resist this face

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I am kinda ridunk handsome… Are you people serious?!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you’re alright for a dude

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Better!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hard part is finding a celeb that likes fantasy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think that’s the issue… Can just shoot the shizz with them…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: true but one that can talk fantasy would be a boner jam!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Even if it’s old school rappers?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: thats a mess my pants moment

              • Kid A says:
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                @Grey: I agree. I think working the right channels (social media, direct contacts, networks, etc.) you could get dialed in with some really interesting high profile/celebrity/whatever guests. Just start with the sports connection and work up from there.

                Look at how many of those talking heads are gamers and love to engage on the topic. Could absolutely do something similar with fantasy sports.

                I’ve read that the likes Jason Bateman, Demi Moore, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Turtle from Entourage, the blonde from Big Bang, hell even that little Harry Potter Wizard are on the fantasy junk.

                I can’t remember my point…

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Kid A: Hamm being from STL (and i know he’s a hockey guy too) i’m sure he plays fantasy baseball, likely hockey too.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: you’ve had on some before, Betsy whatsherface from Breaking Bad, which was funny as hell, since she has nothing to do with fantasy sports at all.

  65. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Who do you like for Sunday Cole @ChC (Wood) 9.6 or Paxton @Tex (Holland) -3.8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  66. The Thumb says:
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    Cobb vs BAL
    Pineda vs KC
    Shoemaker at MIN

    start all right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all

  67. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*********

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