Yesterday, Christian Yelich hit for the cycle, going 6-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .319.  Yelich has been sexier than that random porn that was released of him.  Speaking of porn (always a great intro to a sentence), you know you have a cougar problem when…True story, I woke up yesterday morning and Googled to see if there ever was a movie made called, Call Me By Your Ma’am with Kimothee ChalaMILF.  That feels like too much information, but I trust you with everything, except any identifying details about me in real life.  Any hoo!  Yelich!  Are you kidding me?  Keyword is kidding, because he looks like he’s 12.  Yo, you super pre-teen?  You in Stranger Things?  We’re at the point now when I’m starting to think about 2019, and Yelich, well, is there any way he’s not top 20?  Yelich or Springer?  Gotta be Yelich, right?  Yelich or Bregman?  Okay, tough call, but damn close.  He’s definitely better than Kimothee ChalaMILF!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Freddy Peralta – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.40.  Hey, can I leave my Fanta on this counter in this Afghani cave being watched by the shifty-eyed bartender?  Thanks, just heading to the bathroom!  *five hours later*  Why are you weighing my kidney on that Weight Watchers scale?  AHHH!!! ROOFIE!!!

Mike Moustakas – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Don’t worry, Craig Counsell will fill out the lineup card for their next game without Schoop starting, while holding the pen in a cockeyed manner.

Billy Hamilton – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 4th homer, and 3rd career leadoff home run.  He’s on pace to catch Rickey Henderson in 2067.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Who was the Eugenius who drafted him?  This guy with two thumbs wearing the same underwear I’ve worn for two weeks.

Andrew Miller – Hit the DL with an external impingement in his shoulder.  Sounds like an acupuncturist visit gone wrong.  “Is this what it feels like to be a cactus?”  That’s me at an acupuncturist.

Jedd Gyorko – Hit the DL with a strained groin.  “Is that a…groin?”  That’s someone holding up a colander.

Matt Carpenter – Left yesterday’s game with nausea.  Stop eating so much goddamn salsa!

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Some day you’re going to tell your grandchildren about the time I called Trevor Williams a sleeper and no one believed me.  Then your grandchildren are going to say, “I’m going out with friends, so don’t pull grandpop’s plug until I get back.”

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Truth Alert!  I want to write a Mondesi lede, but I also want to save him for my first 2019 sleeper.  Maybe I can do both, but what I say now will only be quoted by December Grey.  “I can formulate my own opinions!”  That’s December Grey.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.72.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start by Duffy, but you have acorns in your pants that are a lot bigger than yours truly if you start Duffy anywhere.

Mikie Mahtook – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 3rd homer this week.  I Mahtook you for a hot schmotato!

Michael Fulmer – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.71.  The good news, he hasn’t announced he needs another elbow surgery.  The bad news, I left off the end of that sentence ‘yet.’

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .222.  That’s his 2nd homer this week, and, holy crap, he’s having an abysmal year for average.  Carlos Santana, and his new song, Black Tragic wOBA’n.

Tommy Hunter – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save, ERA at 3.78.  Tommy Hunter is the only reliable arm in the Phils’ pen.  I will now laugh myself into a crying fit.

Jake Arrieta – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.54 vs. Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.57.  This matchup was billed as, “‘I’m not my team’s number 2, you are!’  ‘No, you!’  ‘I said you!’  ‘I have Strasburg in front of me as a number 2!’  ‘Fine, we’re both number two’s but as in poop!'”

Trea Turner – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  I get the sense people don’t fully love Trea like they should, so I’m bringing out the exhibits.  On our Player Rater, he’s a top 25 player.  Throw out seven pitchers in front of him, and he’s a top 18 player.  Draft a guy top ten and get top eighteen?  Any day of the week and twice on Muesday.

Juan Soto – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Juan Soto?  Stay thirsty, my friend.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer.  That ball was Rendon’d obsolete!  “I missed my calling…game calling,” said like James Bond.

David Price – Left yesterday’s game after taking a comebacker off his left wrist but only has a contusion, which is lucky since it was an absolute shot like something Ryan Phillipe would do in Shooter.  Gotta say, this show is my new guilty pleasure.  It’s low-key fun, like owning Aledmys Diaz.

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Yesterday, I said he was becoming a hot schmotato.  Today, I say, yup.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 28th homer.  Mookie Ballgame!

Austin Dean – 1-for-4, and his 3rd homer.  I was amped up for this guy last week, but this week that’s fizzled.  Sad story, awful fortune cookie.

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  I actually grabbed him for a batty call two days ago and then divine inattention found him still in my lineup.  Now?  I think I’m still going to drop him.  Terrible fortune cookie, mildly awful first person story.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Is there anyone hotter right now?  Not to answer, but to ruminate while someone else picks him up in your league.

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .285.  Two big games in a row, so definitely hot, but on a related note, how does he have 14 homers?  14 homers in today’s game is about 3 homers.  Scooter Gennett hit more in one game!  “Yo, why you skippin’ hard-hittin’ Mark Whiten on the memory tip…pin’?”  That’s Mark Whiten.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Those baseballs are going up in?  Smoak.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .258.  I own Pillar in own ragtag league and I was about to say he’s been doing well, but my mind’s playing tricks on me — RIP Geto Boys’ DJ — because Pillar’s been standing around doing nothing recently.

Devon Travis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Oh, Lourdes, you better do something fast, because Devon’s coming for your lineup spot.

Josh Donaldson – Sat out of a High-A game with soreness in his legs.  Donaldson’s leg transplant with a guy who drove a motorized scooter around Wal-Mart has backfired big time.

Reynaldo Lopez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.51.  There was some concern that Reynaldo’s fastball velocity was way down early in the game, but he was prolly just nervous playing in front of Big Al, and his velocity went up as the game progressed.  He’s not a start every time out guy, but if the Stream-o-Nator likes him, I could see streaming him.  (Huge vote of confidence there!)

Ryan LaMarre – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Whoa, he only plays every three games, so LaMarre had a good game but let’s not get a-Heddy of ourselves.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Pham’s eyeing 20/20.  Badum tish!

C.J. Cron – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 25th homer.  No lie, I think I’ve started him in the league where I own him for maybe five of his homers.  It’s NFBC, so it’s weekly lineups, and every week begins like this, “Cron’s not going to start more than four games is he?”  “Are you talkin’ me?”  Then that devolves into me talking like Robert De Niro in the mirror for a few minutes and I never start Cron.

Mike Soroka – Won’t pitch again in 2018.  Holy muffins, that means nothings!

Lucas Duda – Traded to the Braves to cheer on his new club from the dugout and charge the mound if anyone ever hits Acuña again.  “Duda don’t like!”  That’s Lucas running from the dugout.

Sean Newcomb – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.85.  He is a true goat.  Lowercase.  Not that newfangled goat that’s uppercase.  No, Newcomb is a goat like your grandparents meant it.

Johan Camargo – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Can we get Rotowear to make some Camargo shorts?  Cause I’d rock those puppies like a mudderfudger!

Zack Godley – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Finally, Zackariness is next to Godliness!  Now do it for the last month and rope everyone into another mediocre year next year.  (He gets the Padres next, so I’d absolutely grab him if he was dropped in your league.)

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, and finally moved to the five hole, which makes so much more sense for Renfroe.  I like him, but a three-hole hitter?  C’mon, doode, you got nothing muffins in your head.

Manuel Margot – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  My promise to you is I will never call another Padres hitter a sleeper ever again, and will make colleges accept Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons for tuition.  I’m Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario, and I approve this message.

Joey Lucchesi – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  He went sideways on the Wonky Highway during the month of July (5.21 ERA), but has slowed that roll nicely in August and is having a solid rookie season overall.  Now please shut him down soon so he doesn’t throw too many IP this year.

Jean Segura – Left early from the game after fouling a ball off his leg.  I once had a foul ball on my leg and screamed until I realized it was my own.

Erasmo Ramirez – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.28.  In related news, James Paxton returns on Saturday.

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.42 vs. Mike Minor – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  For the Minor/Wood game, Jeffrey Jones threw out the first pitch.  Bee tee dubs, I streamed Minor in one league, and am holding him for his next start.  All aboard the “This Could Get Ugly” train!

Kenta Maeda – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  He gave up that run just in case you were worried Kenley Jansen’s job might not be secure.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, as he hits 8th!  And Yasmani Grandal hit his 22nd homer, as he hits 9th!  Dave Roberts is either an idiot or a genius at getting fired.

Albert Pujols – Will miss the rest of the season.  Podcaster Ralph and I discuss Matt Thaiss on the latest edition of the Fantasy Baseball Podcast.  We could see him now that Pujols is scratching his behind.

Jason Vargas – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.56.  The Mets tweeted out, “This is now the fourth consecutive start Vargas has gone at least 5.1 IP and allowed two runs or less.”  The Mets social media team backing up the cherrypicker!  *gears of cherrypicker grinding*  “Jacob deGrom is 0-0 when he knocks in the Mets only run.”  *gears grind as social media team pulls away*

Todd Frazier – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Not saying he’s good, but he does have four homers in the last eight games, though he’s batting 6th (while Jay Bruce tries to remember how to hit in the cleanup spot, and Austin Jackson hits third).

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-5, 1 RBI as he bats 7th.  I mean, you can’t even make this fudging shizz up.

Trevor Cahill – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.60.  3, 2, 1…Disgraceful List stint?  Now?  How about now?  Okay, but soon.

Tyler White – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Forget how I said yesterday I wanted Tyler O’Neill, now I want Tyler White!  Or do I want O’Neill?  Or White?!  Ah, Greybot, malfunction!  Need battery re…char…ge.  Kaput.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.58,  I was staying away from Keuchel in the preseason, but, tee bee aitch, he hasn’t been much better or worse than I expected.  Not returning preseason value necessarily, but by no means has he been awful.  Dallas Keuchel:  Not Awful.

Charlie Morton – Hit the DL.  I bring you, Hot Takes from Previous Commenters:

  1. Dr Easy says:
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    Hi Cycle!

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      @Dr Easy: Very, very nice. I did not get it. Rudy and Dr Easy — geniuses!

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      @Dr Easy:
      is that you aunt flo?

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          @Grey:

          I have been told i suffer from Demensa

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Easy: Rudy says you’re officially Mensa for getting the title

      • Dr Easy says:
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        @Grey: Then why did I stream Cobb and bench Alex Wood yesterday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sigh

  2. Ciwa says:
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    Urias or Mondesi ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ciwa: Mondesi

  3. Tee Not Air Jags says:
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    morton’s not done for the year he just got an “LAD DL stint”. MLB is hilarious, probably about 2 weeks after they finally replace umps at home plate with lasers/robots/some sort of imagining system once they figure that objectivity is actually wanted and (gasp) obtainable they’ll decree that somebody actually has to be said to be injured by an actual objective doctor to get a DL stint rather than teams just getting extra BN slots if they want to bench a guy for 10 days- few weeks. or they could just stop f’ing around and let them have much bigger rosters all year long.

    14 teamer with saves only, and QS + K/9 added. which of these is best stream tomorrow:
    suarez VS (the rice a broni treat) vs the mess (12.8, was good for once at home last time too after about 5 or so weeks of trash)
    gomber vs CIN (14.6)
    framber vs LAA (10.3). i know a bit about prospects and i have no f’ing clue where this guy came from, but SON really really likes him.

    only 2 moves left on week here. but also what about: i have these for 4 max RP slots, and 3 SP slots per day: romo/gsellman (can both go in SP), leclerc, steck, greene,
    drop any for hildy, somebody just dropped him for some reason. steck hasn’t been good lately, and MIA also hasn’t gotten shit for saves since bearclaw was ousted either (and bearclaw himself HAS been ok in last 2 app, could have this job back again in a week)

    this name right here is an anagram.

    • Tee Not Air Jags says:
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      @Tee Not Air Jags: IMAGING systems not IMAGINING systems, i’m one of those.

    • M says:
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      @Tee Not Air Jags: yea Morton’s DL stint is def one of those phantom dL stints teams use now to manage pitcher’s innings. Morton was getting close to his high for IP

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @M: That’s strange time to make a phantom injury isn’t it? They are not even close to having the division locked up.

        • M says:
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          @Fungazi 2.0: doesn’t seem like the time to coast for sure…probably to give him some rest so he’s fine down the stretch considering he’s at or close to his career highs in ip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tee Not Air Jags: Haha, nice… Gomber… Can you use a move on this? Then Hildenberger over Steck…

      • Tee Not Air Jags says:
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        @Grey: yeah 2 moves, can use one on the closer change, one for gomber.

        “give him some rest” is the epitome of an “LAD DL stint” it’s a guy who’s not hurt getting time off while the team gets to use his roster slot for another player. it’s the exact reason why people DON’T get DL’d in september, as they have rosters SO big they don’t need the extra roster spot. that’s what i’m saying MLB needs to either
        1. make teams send players they intend to DL to an actual objective outside their own org doctor
        or
        2. just let them have large rosters ALL year not just september.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly, I think 1

  4. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, pts league for ROS – Mikolas , Lucchesi, or Gant – thanks!

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, man! On the reg for y’all though!

    a. A fun dialogue ensues…

    June Me: Picked up Contreras off waivers. Good job, right Grey?
    June Grey: Good job!

    Late-August Me: Keeping Contreras has been a blunder hasn’t it, Grey?
    Late-August Grey: Maybe the Contreras HRs I promised in August will come in September?

    J/k, man! Contreras has been just better than a bag of used dildos at the C position this year. Didn’t draft him so I guess it’s all right.

    b. Samesies with Cron. Stupid Ji-man taking away ABs, then he was put on waivers, but it looks like that won’t happen. Then I saw he’s in the lineup (step 1), then I saw he’s facing a lefty (step 2) and then I said hopefully it’ll work out. Good effort from the guy from Fullerton. Too bad he had a psychopath managing him. 7 minutes to work (!!!) and the guy doesn’t recognize his genius!

    https://www.google.com/search?rct=j&q=distance%20between%20fullerton%20and%20anaheim

    c. Newcomb/Oldcomb=Samecomb!! Damn, thought he was a lock for the win but at least I started Cron against him!

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 30

    The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d druther not.

    e. Have a nice weekend, that’s the minimum! Have a greyt weekend, that’s what we all hope and wish for!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Yeah, sometimes players don’t do what is expected of them… B. Ha! C. That was terrible, so annoyed I started him D. Nice! E. It’s only Thursday

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks for the update on the day of the week. Still wishing you the same, but will do it again tomorrow!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Thanks, just wanted to make sure time zones weren’t playing tricks on you!

  6. Another Dan says:
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    Grey,

    Excellent stuff as ever.

    In a 13 team 5×5 roto, keep 5, am sitting pretty 18 points in front of 2nd (following the advice of the Fantasy Master Lothario). But still looking to secure more points where I can. So I am streaming because I have lost Morton, Bauer and Severino has not looked the same lately. Not desperate as I am only 20 IP behind where I should be.

    1) stream-o-nator likes Gomber v CIN, Eovaldi @CWS tomorrow. Stream both ? Am targeting W really, since I am good for K’s,

    2) Morton could pitch again this year, Bauer won’t. 1 DL spot. Drop Bauer ? Have 5 keepers from Acuna, Soto, Hoskins, Machado, Benintendi, Bellinger, Severino next year. So Bauer unlikely to be a keeper. Although I could perhaps package Bauer and a hitter for a hitter upgrade in the off season. Advice please.

    Many thanks,

    Another Dan

    • Grey

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      @Another Dan: 1. Both 2. Hate to drop Bauer in a keeper if someone else could pick him up or you could package him

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey.

        Will stream both and hold on Bauer as long as I can. I am set for Saves so I may Ben able to lose the odd reliever if push comes to shove.

        Thanks again,

        Another Dan

        • Grey

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          No problem

  7. Tee Not Air Jags says:
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    completely different league, saves only, this about right, minter over givens over steck for saves. dynasty as well. somebody just dropped minter, i have no idea why.

  8. Tony C says:
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    Please pick two for September; Voit, Renfroe, Mancini, Nimmo, and T.Anderson. Also drop Newcomb for Junis, Vargas, Sonny Gray or Desclafani? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Anderson, Mancini unless you need power, then Renfroe — I’d look at matchups for those SPs, but I’d drop Newcomb for any except Gray or Vargas

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Junis @ CLE or Desclafanai @ STL? Or neither?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither

  9. sk says:
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    Another gem, Grey…thanks.

    I think it’s finally time to dump C.Allen but I’m not sure who will help me for my playoffs (5×5 mixed). What order would you rank these guys (assuming any of them is a better option over Allen) — Hildenberger, Fry, Greene, Yates, J.Alvarado, Seranthony.

    Thanks…have a great day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sk: Thanks! Yates, Hildenberger, Seranthony

  10. Slappy Jack says:
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    Mmmm… double roofie combo from Peralta and Newcomb , thx a lot robot overlords!

    Did you know Sexy Dr Pepper still had an OBP of near .400 during his “cold” streak? I love him.

    Speaking of OBP beasts, is Nimmo a 20/10 guy next year, sleeper material possibly? I feel like he is, but can’t tell if it’s just hot schmotato camouflage .

    • Grey

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      @Slappy Jack: Yeah, Soto’s still been better than 95% of the league and he’s like 14 years old… I like Nimmo, yeah, possibly for next year

  11. M says:
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    Love your “raps” Mark whiten…

    Drop Dahl for Mancini or Pham?
    Drop Cahill for Musgrove? Cahill has yanks next, musgrove @StL tonight…

    • Grey

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      @M: Haha… Mancini — yes, Musgrove, but that matchup isn’t amazing @ STL

  12. Chucky says:
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    Dropping Pollock for Nick Williams? AJ looks like toast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Meh, Williams isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire

  13. Fried Swantons says:
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    ROS, Camargo or Peraza at MI? Ops league
    Thanks!

  14. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Need to drop 3:

    Bellinger
    White
    Dozier
    Murphy
    Shaw
    Rendon
    Oneill
    Acuña
    Soto
    Brantley
    Bryant
    Eloy

    Can drop more and add: Moose, Adames, Mazara

    Thanks

      • Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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        @Grey: Need to add 1 reliever and Jhon Paxton when he comes from DL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, ok

  15. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Need to drop 3:

    Bellinger
    White
    Dozier
    Murphy
    Shaw
    Rendon
    K. Bryant
    Oneill
    Acuña
    Soto
    M. Bryant
    Eloy

    Can drop more and add: Adames, Moose, Mazara

    Thanks,

  16. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Nice on Morton! Good for you. Been saving that evidence, huh? Pretty smart (if a bit sensitive which is surprising). Let’s see though if he is just missing that one start.

    if you can be right on this about Morton and your MadBum dump advice, my Morton and MadBum for his Kluber looks better LOL.

    • Swat290 says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed:
      Never underestimate the power of foresight from the FML…. oh we aren’t supposed to abbreviate that right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: Saving? It was 11 days ago, can’t fault someone for having a good memory — up until two weeks, then it goes

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Too funny on the two weeks comment. You have me beat there too! I must be older than you (or enjoyed too many vices).

        Did not mean it as a stinging barb then but must have struck a nerve up in the office.

        Have a good one….looking forward to Sept 9th to see how our steak or ground chuck is doing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, no hard feelings, I just remembered that you felt like I wronged you, when I was just giving my advice…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Or at least it felt that way, and I don’t have a crystal ball, but Morton seemed like a surefire sell… anyway, it’s all good

            • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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              @Grey:

              You never wrong any of us. It is up to us to decide whether to hit accept, decline, add or drop. No one else has that responsibility. Just fun to do some give and take. Don’t want you getting soft with all the praise! Looking forward to tomorrow’s post.

              • Grey

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                Ha, thanks for understanding, I am just trying to help

  17. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    1. Zobrist, Cesar, Villar….please pick one.
    2. Zimm or C Santana
    3. Ramos or Salvador
    4. Pham, Mazara, Renfroe, Piscotty, O’Neill, Dahl….please pick one.

  18. crimedog says:
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    I hope the dodgers miss playoffs so Dave Roberts can get fired and I can own my dodgers players in peace next year.

  19. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    If you had to pick one “just for the next few days” schmotatoe between: Eduardo Nunez, Randall Grichuk, and Trey Mancini, who you rolling with.

    Man: SON likes Suarez this weekend home vs the Mets and Wheelsr, but as another commentor noted yesterday…the Mets have scored top 5 runs in all MLB since all-star break. On top of that Wheeler has been lights out recently.

    The Mets do have poor road splits vs. Lefties…but Suarez and NYM have never faced each other, so not much data. Do you roll him out there hoping the Mets are going to show up at the NY Messes, or look for safer options.

    I plan to roll these SPs out there the rest of the week, are they FML approved or should I look for options?:

    1. Rich Hill home vs AZ
    2. Ryu Home vs AZ
    3. Gausmann home vs PIT
    4. Fiers home vs SEA
    5. Bieber home vs TB
    6. Strasburg home vs. MIL (fingers crossed!)

    I need to max out my SP starts this week as this is a must win in my high dollar league (12 team H2h points league with insane utilities and scoring…I know, ugh, points league, but I’ve won 5/6 years and its against some old heads that all pay for fantasy pros premium…suckers). Of everyone SON approved thats available Suarez is the one I’m cyclopsing.

    Appreciate you as always my dude. Your sage advice has made my unhealthy hobby manageable as I have a ridiculous work/travel schedule.

    • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: to clarify, Suarez would be my 7th and last SP option. Really just need him to not get blown up. But jeez, I’ve been rosterbaiting Mets bats past 2 weeks and theyve been smoking hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Mancini — I’d start Suarez, and think I am… I’m starting all 6 of those guys somewhere

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Mancini and Suarez it is. Was just looking at hittertron and Grichuks got no love next 3 days anyways…and neither do the Mets bats.

        Absolutely love Rudy’s tools. I cant stress enough how I’d be searching dozens of sports books websites for hours to get in depth stats to come to the same conclusion. Since I stopped sports betting (well, aside from fantasy sports. Way up over the last decade, but the swings will drive a person crazy) Razzball has been my 1 stop shop.

        *whipes brown off of nose* Thanks again Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem!

  20. Wally Pipp says:
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    don’t be too sure, morton should be back after only missing one start. he could still end up having a good september.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wally Pipp: Still not an under 3 ERA guy with neutral luck

  21. prestige says:
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    Cahill isn’t a DL issue, it’s a home/away issue.

    Home ERA 0.85
    Away ERA 7.02

    Crazy

    • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @prestige: Its insane how bad he is on the road. I noticed that a few months back when I was auto starting him. He could go against BOS home and shut them down, and go out on the road and get smashed by Baltimore.

      It’s been fun streaming him home and immediately dropping him so some one else picks him up and he gets rocked, and then dropped for another home stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prestige: That is so crazy, you’re right

  22. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    I’ve been rocking Sir Ryon Healy at 1B because I can’t draft 1B to save my life. Better upgrade – Morales or Mancini?

  23. Gotime says:
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    A shout out to Geto Boys that brings me back, nice one Grey!
    Looking to next week in a H2H weekly lock. You trusting Wood vs Mets and @ Col or bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: Not @Coors for him

  24. Lubes says:
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    Down to my last 2 pickups of the year (and I’m saving 1 for emergencies)- dropping Eflin (a few Efling starts too late) for-
    Teheran, E Rodriguez (yes vs CWS but then HOU), D Rodriguez, or Buchholz?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubes: Buchholz has been good all year

  25. Mex says:
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    How likely do you think it is that Alvarado is TB closer next year?

    AL only, auction….salaries are basically the same for all involved.

    Guy is offering me Two of: Fletcher, Rey Lopez , H Dozier or Barreto for Alvarado.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mex: Likely, but no guarantee on Alvarado — Feltcher, Reynaldo is okay, but nothing great, prolly hold

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey:Thanks… If I could get Adames, I’m thinking that might make it worthwhile? He also has R. Laureano, he’s been good but I’m thinking it’s too small a sample size so far….he also has Profar, but that might be too much for Alvarado, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Adames

  26. The Shoe says:
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    Happy Thursday, Grey. At what point from now till September 9th would you cut bait on Eloy/Vlad if they haven’t yet been called up? My H2H playoff matchups go from the 10th to the 23rd, but I’m not sure I want to be cramming all my roster moves on the 9th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Shoe: Thursday! Maybe 5th, but their teams will say something like, “We’re not calling them up” by then so we’ll have a good idea

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks – can’t believe Labor Day is already here…

        A. Eflin’s schedule was mixed up, so now he gets vs WAS and vs NYM in the playoffs. Yesterday you ranked for me Holland (vs ATL and @SD), Eflin, and Freddy P. (vs PIT and @PIT) for me in that order. Does that ranking change with Eflin’s schedule adjustment?

        B. VV’s also available on my waiver wire, and he would go vs MIA and @ATL. Where does he slot in among Holland, Eflin, and Freddy P.?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eflin at WASH is not good, is he home? Then it’s okay, but not great B. VV in front of Eflin

          • The Shoe says:
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            @Grey: Eflin would be at home, but yah, I don’t like it… if I remember correctly, his first start against them this year was really good but then the follow-ups have been mediocre if not bad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, don’t love it

  27. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Need to drop 3:

    Bellinger
    White
    Murphy
    Dozier
    Shaw
    Rendon
    K. Bryant
    Oneill
    Acuña
    Soto
    M. Bryant
    Eloy

    Can drop more and add: Adames, Moose, Mazara

    Thanks,

  28. Fried Swantons says:
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    ROS, Peraza or Camargo at MI in an ops league?
    Thanks!

  29. Peacecoast says:
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    Donaldson just seems so done. I can’t remember the last time he was fantasy relevant (was it just last year?). Worst case of fucking calf soreness I ever seen son. I’ve never owned him.

    Waiting for Bryant to get off the DL but you know what? I am not expecting much from him ROS. I think he’s lost something, more than just a bum shoulder. What you think?

    I miss us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: He’s pulling a Kotchman, both really… You see new show I’m watching in post? Shooter, it’s decent fun, Netflix

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: I’m down!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you’re gonna get pulled in on the 1st episode

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: btw Ozarks season 2!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! We’re BFF again!

  30. Tinman95 says:
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    What do you think of Tyler White ROS? Do you think he gets serviceable playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tinman95: Serviceable enough to make it worth owning him then benching him when out of the lineup

  31. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would start Musgrove at Cards tonight, trying to watch era and whip with 20 something starts left?
    SON likes him alot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: Surprised to hear SON likes him, that doesn’t seem like a great matchup, and I wouldn’t with only 20 starts left

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. Rocky61 says:
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    deep NL only rotisserie league… need your thoughts on who (if any…) might be getting the most playing time in September.

    hitters, choose two amongst the following :
    Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson, Raimel Tapia, Austin Riley, Dilson Herrera, Andrew Toles, JP Crawford or Domingo Santana.

    on the pitching side… choose two amongst the following :
    Touki Toussaint, Joe Ross, Julio Urias, Sandy Alcantara, Corbin Burnes and Cody Reed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rocky61: None of these guys are going to suddenly get time… Maybe McMahon w/ injury and possibly Crawford — None of these SPs either… Maybe Burnes, Touki

  33. The Shoe says:
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    @The Shoe: Also, who do you like best out of Eaton, Peralta, C. Santana, and McNeil for the stretch run in a points league where Ks are -1?

  34. Dont Understand Service Time says:
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    If Eloy isn’t called up 9/1 it’s safe to assume hes not coming up this season, right?

  35. Michael says:
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    5×5 12 team h2h redraft

    i gotta drop at least one of the following, position doesn’t matter: who and why?

    If I had to drop two, who is your second pick?

    T Shaw, S Choo, E Jimenez, W Adames, T O’Neil, T White

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Michael: Has Choo done anything in the 2nd half? And Adames

  36. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    * DISCLAIMER * – – I own Domingo Santana in a dynasty keeper forever league, and he is under contract. Reading anything positive regarding Brewers offense is nauseating, then sad, followed by anger, then F-this i don’t care whatever, and finally, this is all Counsels fault, not mine.

    Anyways, you starting Folty tonight at home versus Cubs? Not sure which Folty will show up.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hebrew Hammer: I’m starting Folty, with no confidence… Domingo Santana had his entire career derailed by Counsell… On another team, he’s a top 30 OF

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        @Grey:

        Just reread my post, sounds like a hurt feelings report. I feel same about Santana, but after barely playing then sent down to minors he’s been forgotten.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously think Counsell might’ve cost Domingo about $60 mill

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        @Grey:

        Bench Folty, watch no hitter.

        Start Folty, 5.2 IP, 6ks, 5 walks, Hit BATTER, wild pitch

        Simple.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Definitely!

  37. Cable says:
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    H/H points…. need a closer for playoffs ….not much there looks like a choice between Leclerc & Yates

  38. knucks says:
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    Benched Trevor Williams in my NFBC this week to start Erasmo @Petco. I’ll be placed on the DL today with a well deserved torn Eras-hole. Ouchies.

    • Gonzo says:
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      @knucks: Contender for comment of the year… erashole >.<

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  39. Squat Cobblers says:
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    “This guy with two thumbs wearing the same underwear I’ve worn for two weeks.”

    Like all of us, you write the days of the week on your scundies. But I think I know the problem…The pair you’ve worn for two weeks says, ‘Muesday’! …and you’ve forgotten the day that comes after.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, I was thinking that was an issue when I wrote them!

  40. Cohen says:
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    Grey, follow up streamer question
    Pleasr rank in order these streamers
    Bieber at home vs Tampa
    Eavoldi at white Sox
    Holland at home vs Mets
    SON likes all and if Eovaldi is last in order would u start him?only have 20 ish starts left

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them Holland, Eovaldi… Bieber last, he’s been struggling and Rays hitting recently

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: awesome thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Matty says:
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    Does anyone have any guesses as to how the Phillies ‘pen will shake out?
    I’m presently rostering Seranthony and Neshek in one league, but could use that spot with Upton coming back from his wine-glass injury.

    I also have Melancon on that same team. Lots of maybe closers taking up space in my competitive H2H.

    Thanks all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Neshek, he’s working one batter at a time now

  42. Jax says:
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    1. Adames, Villar, or Mondesi?
    2. Mancini, Nimmo, or O’Neill?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Mondesi
      2. Mancini

  43. John Miller says:
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    Im the guy who drafted Suarez in the 6th rd of my money league-CBS draft analyzer called him my worst pick of the draft lol.

    Also picked Grey Sleepers -Corbin and Rosario-needless to say im having great year (even though I did pull plug on some guy named Castillo-even Greys not perfect).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Yeah, my teams are doing very well this year too

  44. hal_incandenza says:
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    TL;DR: streamed Duffy

    When problems overwhelm us and sadness smothers us, where do we find the will and the courage to continue? Well the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend, a chance encounter with a book, or from a personal faith. For Janet, help came from her faith, but it also came from a squirrel. Shortly after her divorce, Janet lost her father then she lost her job, she had mounting money problems. But Janet not only survived, she worked her way out of despondency and now she says, life is good again. How could this happen? She told me that late one autumn day when she was at her lowest she watched a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter, one at a time he would take them to the nest. And she thought, if that squirrel can take care of himself with a harsh winter coming on, so can I. Once I broke my problems into small pieces, I was able to carry them, just like those acorns, one at a time.

    https://imgur.com/a/nvIo2f7

  45. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    Who’s the the best pickups (1 or 2) to have as a sub (for bench) moving forward (they close or do some stand far out ?):

    Marwin Gonzalez, T. Pham, J. Villar, T. Mancini, K. Morales, C. Dickerson, T. Frazier

    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  46. Cohen says:
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    Grey, another streamer questions
    Bieber at home vs Tampa or
    Chen at home vs Toronto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Bieber

  47. CTown says:
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    JGray, Archer, Quintana, Musgrove, Pivetta, Lucchesi, Gomber, Minor, Godley, EJax, Matz, Wacha. 3 roster spots. Are all 3 streaming spots or do you use any to hold? Probably need about 4 or 5 starts a week from these spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Need matchups

  48. Wilson says:
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    Godley is in waiver in my league which I need QS/ERA/WHIP to win this year.
    Should I really pick him up for next start vs SD? His last start @SD was 6ER in 5 innings…
    thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  49. Wilson says:
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    Would you start Roark vs MIL (Chancin) tomorrow in QS/ERA/WHIP league which I need good pitch to win this year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  50. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Two empty slots in 12-team redraft. 3 adds left this week . Who would you add from:

    Hitters: Bauers, Donaldson, Mancini, O’Neill, Villar

    Pitchers: Bieber, Chave, Chen, Gant, D. Holland, G. Holland, Hunter, Junis, Lucchesi, Otani,

    TEAM
    C Ramos, 1B Kendrys, 2B Carp, 3B Rendon, SS Manny, OF Stanton Cain K.Calhoun, Util E.Suarez, DL – Mallex, Abreu

    SP Berrios, Corbin, Wheeler, Buehler, D.Rod, Cobb, Musgrove
    RP Davis, Giles, Jefress, Hildenberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini is hottest player in majors

      Holland has a nice next matchup I think, check matchups on SPs

  51. Beau Hammel says:
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    Safe to drop Willie Calhoun in a keeper? Keep 5, I wouldn’t keep him but could use the spot to stream and would only want to keep him away from someone else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  52. Bowen Duke says:
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    What’s up with Gennett way down the ROS rankings all year? odd to see him get zero love there all season long while he’s had a 10+ player ranking score since the ASB. throws hands up in air….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, that’s purely on Rudy, not sure, but I guess projections don’t love him

  53. Launch Angle says:
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    I bucked all logic and have benched Freeman for the past few games and been rewarding for it…Morales a couple HR’s and then White yesterday after dropping Morales.

    Freeman – July and August he has all of 5 HR and 24 RBI…August 2 HR and 10 RBI. Of his 20 HR this year 11 were hit in May and June. He’s not even close to the 30+ HR guy we thought he would be this year.

    I will keep starting White over Freeman until he slows down or Freeman can show some more pop. The Astros lineup is starting to fire on all cylinders and White not only hits for power and drives in runs, he hits for average too. He’s starting to remind me of a Muncy type breakout this year.

    Regarding Soto, I just can’t find anyone worthwhile to replace him for HR/RBI. Not liking his 54% GB rate. Mancini has a similar GB rate. Renfroe is intriguing. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini is hottest player in majors for last week, but I’d play Soto (and I’d play Freeman, but I hear ya)

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Freeman and Bregman at UTIL. Goldy at 1B, Arenado at 3B and Lindor at SS – can’t bench Bregman in favor of Freeman – he’s been doing well. Astros are facing lefy Heaney today – who’s been garbage – and I’m hoping Bregman and White feast on him. Feel the need to go White today. Freeman will be sitting on the pine at least another day. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, just saying I don’t bench those guys

  54. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I hate Jake Odorizzi. He is varying degrees of crap. Yet, every time I having an opposing starter against him or make a batty call against him, he is somehow dealing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m bummed bc I just dropped him, didn’t love his next two starts, and it’s a deep league, and I should’ve held, sigh

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Just because it may not work out, doesn’t mean it was the wrong decision.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed, just in moment it sucks

        • Cram It says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: Didn’t exactly deal today, but you did say that after only 3 innings.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, didn’t hurt me

  55. Wizard of Ozuna says:
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    Heading into playoffs as a second place team. My rotation? Sale, Bauer, Morton, McCullers, Gray and Flaherty… I only have three DL spots, although I think Sale is back soon. You expecting any of the first four to return from DL and provide value?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not so much on Bauer or McCullers

  56. henncoop says:
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    I have a question regarding my RCL. I am currently in 1st place and trying to hang on. I am 3rd in SBs & closing ground thanks to picking up A Rosario & Adames. However I am losing ground in both HRs & RBIs where I am 1st in each cat. Considering adding Renfroe but I would need to drop either Soto or N Williams. Also considered picking up Santana but would need to drop Franco. My hitting is really good & carried me this far with minimal adds. But it is do or die time.
    I’d like to make the move on Renfroe today if it is a go but wait on Santana since both Segura & E Suarez are dinged & one or the other could hit the DL.
    Sorry for the wordy question. Thanks to Razzball I am in contention in every league i am in ..you are the best!

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: UGH & now E Rosario has a quad thing as well & left the game today. I may be asking several questions over the next few days.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, saw that on Rosario, ugh indeed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Williams, hold Franco, No problem

  57. ctrengove says:
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    Grey!

    I’m essentially match-ups with 2/5th of my OF for the final 2 weeks of my season, cyling between:

    Renfroe
    Nimmo
    Mullins
    O’Neill
    Mancini
    Laureano
    Mallex Smith (if/when he returns)

    Of those 7, are there any that you’d want to start regardless of match-up and not drop/risk losing? Or are they all somewhat interchangeable in your opinion?

    • ctrengove says:
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      @ctrengove:

      **I’m essentially playing match-ups…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised you’re playing Mullins with any regularity and Mallex is out… The other guys are fine, but matchups dependent, Mancini is hottest of them

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Cheers, Grey!

  58. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Saves. Need to cut reliever –cut Yates or Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  59. Rocky says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Need to pick an SP for a spot start this weekend – who would you rather have out of these guys?

    Pivetta, Poncedeleon, Gomber, Bundy, Junior Guerra, DeSclafani, Framber Valdez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matchups?

      • Rocky says:
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        Pivetta vs CHC
        Poncedeleon vs CIN
        Gomber vs CIN
        Bundy @ KC
        Guerra vs WAS
        Desclafani vs STL
        Valdez vs LAA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gomber

  60. DonnieBu says:
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    Saves speculation for ROS? The almost flawless Neris or Robertson? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

  61. DonnieB says:
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    Saves speculation for ROS? The nearly flawless Neris or Robertson? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

  62. Scott says:
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    Lucchesi or Cahill ros? Look at cahill’s home vs road split. Never start on the road. Don’t know how much I believe in those stats. He gets nyy at home next, ugh.

    Bruce or sano ros? Obp league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know how much more Lucchesi is going to pitch ROS

      Sano — anyone but Bruce

  63. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    MAN Clevinger just looks so filthy sometimes. Between his progression + that division (W chances), is he basically a lock to be the 4th CLE pitcher in the top 20 for 2019?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…I’m nto sure I’m sold on him being in the top 20, but it doesn’t mean I don’t like him

  64. Ashtray says:
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    I just realized that Gattis has started twice in the past 10 games and the wire is not promising. I’m in a 14 team OBP/Sl
    LG league. Keep rolling with Gattis or take a shot on any of: Narvaez, Casali, Wieters, Pina, Alfaro, Barnhart, Lucroy, Martin or Maldonado.

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  65. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Which closer would you drop out of Jansen, Hand, Strop, and Hader. 11 tm keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  66. Perfect Game says:
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    Bauer threw off a mound Tuesday. If he comes back within the 4-6 week time period (9/8, 15 or 22) he might get in a couple starts. Worth a DL stash at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have room

  67. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Glad to see the Odor-izz got to stinking, and our man Clev got some run support. Bought low on on Clev a month ago or so. He’s been great. Of course having an obscenely easy schedule has helped, too. One of the reasons I bought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’ve had Clev for…*checking* 117 2/3 IP, 2.91 ERA and 125 Ks, nice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Holy crap, he has the most IP on my team, haha

        • Gotime says:
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          @Grey: I traded away Corbin and Clevinger in April for Knebel and Ozuna – thows phone across room –
          I picked up Eddie Rosario off waivers in mid April, Flaherty and Leclerc for free – phone lands safely on a pillow –

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Gotime: You’re Even Steven. I’d rather be his brother Incremental Gains Gary though..

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, nice!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Very funny

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Like my favorite comment of year, so true of fantasy

            • Gotime says:
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              @Grey: For sure, team was 2nd after making the trade in April , team is still in 2nd going into playoffs. There’s gotta be a Mark Twain quote about this somewhere, Ante? Ha

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          @Grey: Very nice indeed! “Ace” level stuff. I drafted Ray and Cartinez on one team that is being carried by Snell, Morton, and Clev.

          Incidentally, I knew it was the kiss of death for Ray and Cartinez when I saw we both drafted ’em on teams.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Ray and C-Mart singlehandedly (doublehandedly?) killed my RCL pitching

            • Fred Garvin MP says:
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              @Grey: ugh. Do you still have Ray on that team? If you dropped him, when?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I dropped him about two starts ago

                • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                  @Grey: Well at least your long Robbie Ray nightmare is over.

                  I dropped him a few starts before that. The team in front of me, at that time, in WHIP picked him up. They are now the team behind me in WHIP.

                  • Grey

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                    Ha, he is the poison pill….

  68. dau says:
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    Ohtani will start Sunday vs. Hou. —leave him onna bench. any hope ros for him—playoff wise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench, little hope but we’ll see

    • The Harrow says:
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      @dau: i just hope he gets hurt as quickly as possible so he finally gets the surgery and is back pitching in 2020, but LAA being as stupid as they usually are he’ll enter next year still not having anything fixed, will go out in may-june then we lose at least half of 2020 too. he’s too good and young to drop in dynasties, even if we KNEW he was out till late 2020.

  69. Steve says:
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    Who’s the best RP for saves:

    Neshek, Melancon or Alvarado?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

  70. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Have this week off and next in h2h playoffs, pick up Ohtani for Gibson or Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  71. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i have McNeil, hold him or drop for Adames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Adames

  72. William Hung says:
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    My team woke up a bit this week, but now Eddie Rosario is looking at an extended absence. I made a snap drop/add when I saw Ohtani was going to pitch on Sunday – not going to start him, just hoping he turns into something decent with my starting rotation in shambles with injuries/ineffectiveness (looking at Bauer and Severino).

    Playoffs are in 3 weeks for me.

    • William Hung says:
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      Forgot my question: Am I dropping Sano for Ian Desmond?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @William Hung: yeah rosario is going to be the first of those dreaded “how hurt is he and how long will he actually not play in sept without getting DL’d”

  73. The Harrow says:
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    i just noticed this, bryant, who EVERYBODY round here hates now, has played ALL season with a bum shoulder but STILL has over an .850 OPS on the year. assuming the shoulder can get better by next year he should be fine, and be a HUGE discount due only to those who see “11 HR’s, what a bum!” take a look back at those with shoulder problems in a year (brocktune last year is one) NONE of them get NEAR an .850 OPS while they are hurt.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: stanton (in a down overall year due to whatever adjustments he was making going to NYY for 2 or so months, doubt we see that again till he’s old or hurt)’s OPS is only about 20 points higher this year.

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