Yesterday, Carlos Correa (4-for-8, 4 runs, 4 RBIs) hit two homers across the doubleheader (three in last three games), making it look easy like North Korea during the ‘imaginary’ Olympics that are being aired in North Korea.  “It looks like the U.S.A. is going to take 1st place…”  Bad editing splice job, 20 second lag, bad voiceover, “And North Korea just edges out 1st place!  Wow, this will be…” Bad editing splice job, obvious voiceover, “North Korea’s one billionth medal win.”   By the way, are you as surprised as me that during Olympic competitions you haven’t see any of this:  “Okay, Argentina will now be serving for the win.  Whoa, I think the Spanish coach just unleashed a nest of mosquitos!  He’s Zika’ing them out!”  Seriously, no one is Zika’ing out their opponents.  So, Carlos Correa found some of his footing yesterday that he showed last August/September.  Wait, is he only an August and September player?  Septacular!  Now he’s going to get to 25+ HRs on the year and be overdrafted again next year.  We need a bad editing splice job to remove his 2nd half stats for next preseason.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Altuve – 5-for-9, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .365.  This little guy is a machine!  Yes, call him Small Wonder.  If no one in Houston dresses on Halloween as the little girl from Small Wonder while wearing an Altuve jersey, ya’ll missing out.  In fact, a whole group of fans should be doing this at every Astros’ game.  The group I’d choose is the Bushs.

Marwin Gonzalez – 6-for-11, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  In only slightly related news, have either guy brought up to replace Marwin (Reed and Bregman) gotten a hit yet in the majors?

George Springer – 5-for-9, 5 runs, 6 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .260.  Good hitters vs. Twins pitchers = Mystery Dum-Dum lollipop.  Hmm, math’s a little off there, was supposed to be ‘yum yum, show pop.’

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.61.  Fister and the Twins should’ve been much prettier.  Much, much sexier, and prettier, and…sigh.

Jose Berrios – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.32.  Berrios is so off it’s like he’s watching the Rio Olympics asking where’s the curling at?  “Yo, where my curling at?!”

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers in the 1st game (5, 6).  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but a multiple home run game from a multi-Ken is worth looking at for power.

Mike Trout – 1-for-2 and his 22nd homer.   He hit that in the 1st inning, then did nothing.  Bangfizzle.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer.  Where was this last year when I owned this schmohawk?  Not to answer, but to wallow in my sadness.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .296.  There wasn’t much that Jhoulys Chacin (1 1/3 IP, 7 ER) threw in the first two innings that the Indians didn’t hit right back at him.  They be Chacin him!  Amiright?!  C’mon, seriously, high-five the crap out of my hand.  Gently though, I have arthritis.

Mike Napoli – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 BRIs and his 29th homer.  The Indians’ offense this year is like Todd Solondoz’s early career.  It is so over-performing you’re like, “Give me Naquin, Napoli, Almonte, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, they can do no wrong!”  Then, at some point, the Indians will give you Palindromes, and you won’t know what to make of it.  That point has not come yet.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Damn, I just want a taste of the Indians’ offense right now!

Matt Duffy – Will be activated today.  Our God, who art in the Marlins’ outfield, hallowed be thy name, please don’t ever let my fantasy teams be so bad that I’m super excited about Matt Duffy returning.  Amen.  Now, let’s watch some baseball, drink beer and fart real loud!

Arodys Vizcaino – Could return next week.  I never thought I’d say this, since I own Arodys, but I also own Johnson and I’m hoping for a setback from Vizcaino.

Erick Aybar – 3-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  I wonder what his brother Willy Aybar is up to.  *wavy lines*  I don’t care if there’s a good reason you’re late on your payment.  Alfredo Simon sent me to collect the money and that’s I’m gonna do.  *wavy lines*  Good to see he’s keeping himself busy.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last two games.  He gets hot like clockwork.  A clock that is right once a week every six weeks.  He’s the type of hitter that could hit another five homers in the next week, so, if you need power, grab him.

Hernan Perez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .288.  His month of July (4 HRs, 9 SB) was a 20+ HR, 50+ SB pace, which is absurd, but he hasn’t cooled off that dramatically to not own him.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th steal.  I go over Broxton in this afternoon’s Buy, and if that doesn’t get you all jazzed up like John Coltrane on heroin, I don’t know you as well as I thought.

Orlando Arcia – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  You should still be giving him more time, but I’m not going to help you with your combover and I’m certainly not going to tell you what to do.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .270.  Hasn’t done much recently, but maybe this will be the kickstart Scooter needs.  Vroom, vroom.

Tyler Glasnow – Will make a rehab start on Sunday at Double-A Altoona.  Is there some kind of arcane MLB rule that minor league teams have to play in silly sounding cities?  “That hurts, man.”  I’m sorry, City of Rancho Cucamonga.

Jameson Taillon – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  When he was called up, someone commented that they watched him and weren’t that impressed.  That person may or may not work as a scout for the Padres.  A week before Jake McGee lost his closer gig and a week before Taillon was called up, I traded McGee for Taillon.  Thanks, Andy Behrens!  And, since I’m trolling, Rudy didn’t understand the trade either.  Here he is on Words With Friends chat.  Sometimes the ABC’s of fantasy get lost on even the ‘perts.  ABCs being, Always Be trading Closers.

David Peralta – Underwent wrist surgery.  Damn, he wasted no time.  Peralta don’t need no second opinions.  Shoot, Peralta don’t even need no anesthesia.  Peralta is going to pull up to a drive-thru window, stick his wrist out and yell operate.

Braden Shipley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  I know I’m not the only one that reads a Fangraphs’ article and gets through 1,500 words for the conclusion, “Could be a league-average starter.”  Make like Throgs Neck and abridge!  Shipley is that ‘league-average starter’ if you haven’t concluded, oh, and ‘league-average’ feels generous right now.  He’s been getting lucky.

Chris Owings – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and hitting over-.300 in the last week with two steals in the last three games.  No Yasmany schmotato here, but for some speed and an MI, Owings does look hot.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 1 run and two steals (15, 16), hitting .299.  He’s such a 5-category threat that even when he doesn’t have a huge power year, he’s still a top 20 bat, but I doubt I’m stretching reality when I say 18 HRs so far from Au Shizz has been far from thrilling.  Not to mention, he’s in a home park that is just barely not-Coors.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  Between Syndergaard and deGrom, the Mets are cornering the market on ace-looking ERAs, but not feeling-like-an-ace vibes.  Those vibes include grumbling, comparing their K-rates and velocities to previous years and spurs.  Lots of spurs.

Jose Fernandez – Will be skipped in his next turn in the rotation.  So it begins…Only the Marlins also skipped him randomly in June too.  Member that?  Talk about a well-run machine, that Marlins organization.  No wonder they have “first 10,000 fan giveaways” and they end up putting half of the Jeff Conine bobbleheads on eBay.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 3 ER.  My picking up of middle relievers has been some kind of karmic retribution for a past life’s mistake.  You wouldn’t believe how many times I pick up a reliever only to watch him immediately give up multiple runs.  Wait, why don’t you believe me?  That’s not cool.  I’m hurting over here!

Hanley Ramirez – Left after a collision with Gary Sanchez.  Red Sox are calling him day-to-day.  Actually, they just said, “You know, the uze.”

Danny Duffy – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  True story, last night, I was feeling especially amorous, so I went behind Cougs and I said, “C’mon, I got a Duffy.”

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .281.  I mentioned this yesterday with Lindor, how it’s great value to have a guy hitting well as the number three hitter.  With that said, Odor hasn’t been the three hitter all year, but should be and could be next year.  Zoinks!

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Was nice to see Prince Fielder try to touch Beltre’s head at his retirement press conference.  Baseball needs more OCD-type weird behavior.

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-4 and his 19th homer.  With Fielder gone, the Rangers are going to have to rely on Moreland rather than a guy that took up more land.

Charlie Blackmon – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and third homer this week, hitting .317.  Also, this week, under his romance novelist pseudonym, Chazz Noir, released his 470-page opus, Charlie and the Sexual Chocolate Factory.  A story of a teenaged boy learning from sexual deviant Humpa Humpas and Look-at-my-Willy Wonka.

Carlos Gonzalez – Ran sprints yesterday.  Me too!  I ran Sprints on my cellular talking thing!

Mark Reynolds – Hit the DL with a hamate bone injury, which makes room for…Todd Helton!  Okay, he’s retired, but never underestimate the Rockies’ wont to go with a way-past-their-prime 1st baseman.  Can they wrangle Morneau away from the White Sox?  They will try, I’m sure.

Pedro Strop – Hit the DL with a torn meniscus.  And that’s why Strop’s using a ramp!  His knee is broke, but it’s okay.  Hates California, it’s cold and it’s damp.  That is why Strop uses a ramp!

Matt Adams – Hit the DL with shoulder inflammation.  He thinks it might be due to the straps being too tight on his manssiere.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-5 and his 19th homer.  And this afternoon will be the 19th and last time I tell you to pick up Moss.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.34 vs. Jon Lester – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  This led to two (stutterer!) no decisions, but those in Quality Start leagues don’t care.  I’m sorry, but is a Quality Start an exciting stat to track for anyone?  Wins have their flaws, but I never rode around on a mop dressed like a horse screaming, “Woo-hoo, Quality Start!”

Matt Holliday – Headed for x-rays after being hit on the hand by a pitch.  And that’s why, boys and girls, you don’t backhand a pitch.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 32nd homer.  He’s hitting around .130 in August and has only 4 homers since the All-Star break.  Told you the end would come at some point, only I obviously told you a bit too soon.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  This start came in Oakland and I’m not sure there’s any pitchers I wouldn’t stream against the A’ss, and their .290 OBP, .374 SLG home numbers.  The A’s home numbers are on par with Jordy Mercer’s slugging and Adeiny Hechaverybadplayer’s OBP.

Andrew Triggs – 4 IP, 3 ER.  Okay, I call BS!  These starters Billy Beane is using don’t exist!  He’s sending valets out there with a jersey they bought at the souvenir shop.  I let the Zach Neal, Ross Detwiler ones go, but there’s no such player as Andrew Triggs!

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .230.  Also, in this game, Max Muncy (1-for-3) hit his 2nd homer.  Which brings me to my point, I’m not sure anyone on the A’s team really exists.  Beane might’ve got so many ‘great’ deals that he sold off his entire team by accident.

Yasiel Puig – Early yesterday, the Dodgers said Puig will be taking questions from the media on Friday, then never again as long as he’s in the minors.  Were the Dodgers planning on gagging Puig with an apple?  We’ll never know, because soon after the Dodgers said Puig can speak to the media.  Is the luau off too?

 
  1. Connor says:
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    Would it be crazy to trade JoFer for Kershaw? Thanks man!

    • Kendrick Llama says:
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      @Connor: Yes….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Connor: Don’t see the point

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great shizz, have a nice weekend!

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 12 – 14)

    (ticking slows) (heavy breathing) Simmons: Jesse, what the hell are you doing? Jesse! No, no, no. Wait, wait, wait! (gunshot)
    Jesse: Nah, nah Come on! Nope. No. Uh-uh. Nah, nah, nah, nah
    Simmons: What you gonna do, jesse? You’re too small, jesse.
    Jesse: (grunts) Too small! Get out of here, boy! Now the jump. Whoo! Whoo! Got ya! (chuckles) Simmons: Why you want to go and do that, jesse? Gonna make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry. (tires squealing, siren wailing) Where you going, man? It’s 10-10. That’s a dead end down there.
    Jesse: They could need our help. Come on! (grunting)
    Simmons: Jesse! (tires squealing) (tires screeching) (tires screeching) (garbled radio transmission)
    Jesse: I got the driver! Go! Go! Go! Go! We have a male suspect On foot at this time. Caucasian, yellow t-shirt, jeans– heading east at overly. (panting) Driver! Roll down your window, And throw the keys out of the car! (garbled radio transmission) Step out of the car with your hands up! Now, walk back towards me. Hands up! Keep coming. Right there. Get on your knees. (tires screeching) Let’s go, on the floor, sprawled out.
    Simmons: How many we got, jesse?
    Jesse: Got two confirmed– one’s on the run.
    Cardoza: Horatio, check the trunk.
    Horatio: Bring him. So how do you explain that?
    Perpetrator: The guy made me. I didn’t have a choice.
    Horatio: Everybody (cue the queue of sunglasses) has a choice.

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Sry, I went AWOL yesterday. Was superbusy was other stuff.

        a. Just now saw on the Altuve blurb 5foot9 and I say….There is no way that THAT (stutterer!) diminutive 2B can be that tall. And I was right…he is 5’5″, but of course you were referring to his night at the doubleheader….5 FOR 9!!!! But I digress!

        b. My fantasy team has just one first and last name…one name ONLY like those Brazilian sportsmen and women…..DUFFY!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Ha! B. haha

  3. Salazar Slytherins says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H 6X6 league and I need pitching advice! (Era, Whip, W, QS, K SVs)
    My pitchers are Archer, Hamels, Darvish, Bumgarner, Fulmer, Martinez, Davies, Bundy, Musgrove. (And Salazar on the DL)
    I would like to leave a streaming spot open, who should I drop Bundy, Musgrove, or Davies? Taillon is also a free agent in my league, should I drop two of these and pick up Talilon? Maybe if you could rank those 4 it would help.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Salazar Slytherins: I would add Taillon over Davies, Only streaming spot you have after that is Musgrove.

  4. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Dahl, Bregman, Benitendi, Jankowski, Justin Turner. Please rank, kind sir.

    Thoughts on Eugenio Suarez next year??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herr Drumpf: Turner, Benintendi, these depend on needs… Eugenio? He’s a 15-17 HR hitter with a .240-50 average

  5. Eric says:
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    Drop any player for FA listed?
    Trade suggestion please.

    C Grandal
    1B Rizzo
    2B Carpenter
    SS J Ramirez
    3B Lamb
    OF Polanco
    OF Dickerson
    OF Tomas
    U Jankowski
    U Forsythe

    SP Scherzer
    SP Kluber
    SP Bundy
    SP Musgrave

    RP Britton
    RP Giles
    RP Herrera
    RP Diaz
    RP Giles

    FAs:
    Prado, K Broxton, Bregman
    Gausman, A Sanchez, R Ray, I Kennedy, Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Don’t understand who you can only have 4 SPs and 5 closers… Trade multiple closers for an SP

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Good pickup … forgot a starter

        SP: Scherzer, Kluber, Duffy, Bundy, Musgrave

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Britton/Bundy for a bat upgrade? Dozier?

  6. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Lacking on speed.. Do you like jankowski or Herman Perez over anyone here? I was thinking schoop is the weakest link?

    C: grandal
    1B: E5
    2B: Daniel Murphy
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Starlin Marte, Khris Davis, yasmany Tomas
    Util: Dahl, Votto
    Bench: Schoop

    Thanks !

    • Kyle says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      12-team? I think Schoop is droppable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Perez over Schoop or Jank over Yasmany depending if you need SBs

  7. JVanSlyke says:
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    Great write up, Grey

    Two questions,

    I got all giddy about Musgrove after JBs wrote up and added him. He missed minn amlndnis at Tor tonight. Are you starting him?

    New Atmosphere is out today, are you listening and/or excited? I’m 12 tracks in, it’s not Lemons or You Cant Imagine but I like it more than Southsiders which I thought was a step up from Family Sign

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVanSlyke: Thanks! I wouldn’t start Musgrove in TOR…. Had no idea about Atmosphere…but I’m excited now! I liked Southsiders too

  8. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Have to choose between dropping 1 of the following:

    Alvarez Naquin or Rajai

    With Naquin going cold, I feel like rajai plays just as much.

  9. Squints Palledorous says:
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    The Rookies all can’t be David Dahl, who just passed Chuck Aleno (17) for a major league record 18 game hitting streak to start his career. Pretty incredible stuff.

    Meanwhile, Bregman is on a 6 game hitting streak. 8/26 with 14 total bases, 5 runs and 4 RBI. He’ll figure it out.

    • VinWins

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      @Squints Palledorous: You must be located where it is already tomorrow, because he just tied the record on Thursday.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  10. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! The Matt Duffy blurb was solid. I feel the same about Jorge Soler, who I apparently claimed last night while drinking beer and loudly farting (wife is out of town/just won a softball tourney).
    Trade pregunta:
    I give: Contreras, Duvall, Felix
    I get: Zunino (meh), Bour(mehish), Hamels (yippee)

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I realize I should clarify too, this is a 12 team redraft where I am currently neck-in-neck for top seed.
      Current roster:
      C(x2): Gattis, Contreras
      1B: Goldy
      2B: Odor
      SS: Seager
      3B: Donaldson
      2B/SS: Baez
      1B/3B: Hernan
      OF (5): Springer, Polanco, Dongs, Duvall, Ender
      Util: Soler
      DL: Cespedes
      SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Felix, Sanchez, Gausman, Cashner (last 2 obvious streamers)
      RP: Familia, Giles, Diaz, Nate Jones

      I think this comes down to whether Hamels is a big enough gain over Felix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Thanks, Featherbottom! Your wife just won a softball tourney? Nice! Fastpitch or slow? Hamels vs. Felix, I’d take Hamels… Sounds fine this late in year

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Guay Frijoles! Wife is doing archaeology in New Mexico, while I am winning a slow pitch softball championship.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Haha… Of course you are! Love that I thought it was reversed

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: I call it Sugar-momma priorities.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

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    You like Bundy or Musgrove more ROS?

    Also time to give up on the JUpton experience? Grabbing dahl instead.

    • Kyle says:
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      @X:

      I think Bundy ROS looks more promising

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @X: Bundy….Yes go with Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @X: Agree with F

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    Was offered Kenley and A Dick for Franco and Davies. I have KRod, Casilla and Familia already but this seems so strong for a league that counts ERA, WHIP, and k’s along with saves. I already hit a lot of HRs and Franco has been quiet last 30 days. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Johnc: I’d want Franco, seems like you’re good on saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: Agree with F

  13. Strolg says:
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    1 inning 6 earned for Niese. His walkout song should be That Smell by Skynard.

    • Strolg says:
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      @Strolg: Skynyrd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: I must be thinking of Wednesday (or I’m totally off) but thought Niese pitched a scoreless inning for a win…His nose clogs my memory

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Who nose?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: The Niese Nose!

  14. Cram It says:
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    Rejoice! New Atmosphere album out today. Will report back later after a listen. Baseball!

    • JVanSlyke says:
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      @Cram It:

      Thoughts?

      I typically binge their catalog before each release. GlU is favorite album of any genre ever so theyll never touch that. Slugs creativity and concepts from When Life Gives you Lemons (ie: waitress / painting/ yesterday) were amazing so I feel a tad disappointed after listening to those and then going right into this. I thought Southsiders was a huge step up from Family Sign and I feel like this is better than Southsiders. No song is as good as ArthursSong, camera thief or Jan on Lake Street but it feels more consistent.

      • Cram It says:
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        @JVanSlyke: I don’t like this at all. By far my least favorite. I’d much rather listen to anything prior than ever listen to this again, but I’ll try again some other time. Maybe because it’s 20 freakin’ songs that it wore me down. Whatever, he’s awesome, I’ll give him a pass here.

        I didn’t love Southsiders but there are a few gems on there. I actually like Family Sign, though it took me a few listens to get there.

        • JVanSlyke says:
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          @Cram It:

          Oh no! I hate 15 and 16, other than that I think it’s good. Nothing outstanding like previous work though.

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Didn’t know this, thanks for the tip Cram. Though reading your thoughts below have me a bit discouraged. I’ll give it a try. And a second chance a few weeks later. You’re right, Slug has earned that from me over the years.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: *Above* haha

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: Maybe 8:30 in the morning, hungover, wasn’t the optimal time to listen to it. I’ll try again some other times, but the lyrics really irked me.

        • knucks says:
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          @Cram It: Hah! Hope you didn’t vomit in the kitchen sink!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Hmm…I gotta give it a try… I liked Southsiders, but I really only pulled 3 songs from it that I put on repeat… This doesn’t sound promising

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Yeah that’s exactly how I feel about Southsiders…Not great overall but a few really good ones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This new one was not good at all, huh?

          • JVanSlyke says:
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            @Grey:

            I feel the same about Southsiders, listen to three to four tracks. This has more good songs but no great imo. Slug doesn’t have any creative/cool concepts but I think his rapping is better than most of Southsiders. His subject matter is a tad repetitive here. Ant is the greatest but I hope he goes back to sampling more. Still good production here though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Man, I haven’t even listened yet and losing desire by moment

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: I tried listening again. I don’t know, I hate it. Back to the old stuff to wash it away!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: What Vanslyke said. No tracks really stick out. Musically it’s fine, but nothing creative materially and some of the choruses, lyrics, I’m like “Oooooh that’s really bad.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, I’m a big “listen to things once and if things don’t stick move on” type guy too

              • JVanSlyke says:
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                @Grey:

                Im an old man now so there isn’t a ton of new rap that still listen to. It’s a good album, I like it. My expectations are just so high for them. Everything before Family Sign was a classic so I’m a bit unreasonable. I’ll still enjoy listening to this.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m gonna give it a shot, for sure

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Do it for sure. Hope you like it!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Me too!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @JVanSlyke: I agree with that too. Everything begin so goddamn good when he was in his prime, it’s hard to expect gold every every time. But I do!

  15. Matty says:
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    I’m in a Quality Start league this year and I don’t much care for it. I miss the days of vulture wins from my closers.

    • knucks says:
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      @Matty: We made this switch for this year. I love it.

      You should stream hard against the Barves ROS. That’s my plan. Been working thus far. Only carrying 4 SPs at a time (plus the streamer spot) and a couple of dominant high k/9 RPs (Britton, Betances, Edwin Diaz) has helped land me in 1st place last week.

      Yea I’m in last in QS, but I should jump a few guys in the category by the end of next month. Good luck to you Matty!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: I think Quality Starts are a bore…So it’s more fair, who wants fair?!

  16. Scott says:
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    Broxton or Chisenhall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Depends on needs

  17. Whattodo says:
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    Tight race in my weekly h2h roto league: we are allowed a max of 10 starts/week from SP.

    I’m currently 6/6 in qs (never happened before) and I have:
    Musgrove @ Toronto
    Price vs Arizona
    Fulmer @ Texas
    Grienke @ Bo’s

    Fulmer and grienke pitch Sunday, mud grove and price today. Would you start all 4 and max out your 10 starts? My opponent is nipping at my heals and is 4/4 in QS and close in all ratios/strikeouts

    I could also stream one of these spots too for a matchup type play like gausman or someone like that. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whattodo: I wouldn’t start Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whattodo: BTW, Greinke and Fulmer’s matchups are awful too

      • Whattodo says:
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        @Grey: I know…. Maybe I’ll just start price and leave the rest on the bench hoping my opponent doesn’t get me with the ratios… I’ll end up losing strikeouts and maybe qs.

        Guy I’m playing against is loaded with pitching..

  18. tyler says:
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    I just traded Machado and C Davis, for Altuve and Miggy, now looking to trade Harper and Matz for Giancarlo and Correa. Good, bad or ugly? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @tyler: Good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tyler: Agree with F, looks solid

  19. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto. I’m winning most hitting categories except avg, and sb . Trumbo for d. Gordon?

  20. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Morning Grey!

    1) you starting Musgrove at Toronto tonight?
    2) you starting Bundy at San Fran tonight?
    3) Which Keeper u like better for next year…Yelich (17) or Thor (15) ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: 1. I am but risky 2. Yes 3. Yelich

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: Yes, Yes, Thor.

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Slimcompoop: thanks boys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: 1. I wouldn’t, but don’t own him and don’t know your situation…Agree with others on others

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: The others don’t agree on the third other….Brotha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Surprised you said Yelich, you now concerned Thor’s got issues too?

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yes…and i like Yelich going into next year so going with the bat

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bat it is, just surprised even Kiner’s Korner’s turned on Noah

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: LOL..Im not that blinded by the Orange and Blue when it comes to fantasy…Only blind in one eye.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: I put my money where my mouth is, I traded Thor for Yelich straight up in a Dynasty last week

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, I like Yelich too

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Just feels like the breakout is upon us for next year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I thought it would be this year, but he’s young (15?) and it’ll come

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah puberty has been a long slow process for him, I’m figuring he gets through it before spring training.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Get Proactiv, Yelich!

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: I have a decision to make between him and Mazara for next year in a keep forever…have to let one go.

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thinking Mazara is the keeper though

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You gotta lose Maz there

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yeah i guess…The struggle is real son.

  21. Joeschmoe says:
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    Neil Walker or Trea Turner rest of the year? Attempting to trade one for an outfielder.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joeschmoe: for speed Turner, for more pop Walker..Depends on needs.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joeschmoe: You would probably get a better return by trading Turner though

  22. otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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    What GWAN Sir Grey.
    Damnit…I saw the magen david tattooed on my butt and thought I was a rasta for half a second….I am that Iron Lion in Zion.
    Quick question.

    I am considerably over innings limit (similar to how Billy Butler is over his “fill in any type of food eating” limit)in a rotisserie league (ops league with no extra pitch stats) and I am over K/9 and leading nicely in wins.

    Question is Luke weaver was added then dropped and available now. DO I grab him so no one else gets him…..and IF so….drop Vinny V who I think will be shut down UBER soon with all their SP injuries?

    I would probably only play Weaver if he had any A+ type starts

    Also…I believe Russia hacked CBS fantasy. I blame Ross Perot.

    Question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @otisNixonLovesRainesRocks: Haha… To be a fly on a wall when Otis Nixon and Rock Raines are hanging out… Drop VV for Weaver…

      • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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        @Grey: that would be a Jeff Goldblum high type Fly though. That rhymed as well as any rob base and dj ez rock song in the 90’s
        Lotta yayo…..lotsa ski hills.

  23. Seabass says:
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    I used to pick up relievers and trade closers. It’s a tough racket. (takes sip of drink)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Seabass: I still do (marks farting noise with hand under armpit)

  24. Fantasy Newb says:
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    I really don’t want to trade Goldschmidt, but I was offered deGrom, Pujols, and Duvall for him. H2H cats, I’m trying to make a playoff push. Thanks!

  25. Oranje says:
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    For the upcoming week: 2 start Shark home vs PIT and NYM or any of the following for 1 start:
    Matz @ SF
    Wainwright @ PHI
    Musgrove @ BAL

    Also…can I trust D-Rob at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Shark at home…I’d start Robertson, I wouldn’t trust him

  26. Hanklongball says:
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    Trade deadline is this weekend and the offers are flying! I’m in 1st by 0.5 points, but the standings are a three-team race; I’m looking to put it away.

    Would you give up Kluber, Bregman, Didi for Salazar, Villar, Maikel Franco and Kemp (I would flip Kemp and SP to another team for Verlander)? Should I roll with the offer, drop Bregman/Franco or stand pat?

    Lineup is Ramos, Rizzo, Kipnis, Didi, Bregman, Harper, Betts, Polanco and Justin Upton. SP is Kluber, Hamels, Quintana, Bundy, Musgrove, Koehler, Lackey and bullpen is Chapman, Betances, Herrera, Allen.

    Closest categories are WHIP, W, SB, RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hanklongball: Sounds fine if you’re getting Verlander right back….

  27. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    I have a chance to win this year, looking to cash in on a package around Alex Bregman.

    which of these offers do you think give the better package

    giving- Bregman, (throw in POrlando, Granderson, Smyly)

    1- Sano, Cron, OrArcia, Price (or DeSclafani)
    2- Beltran, BCrawford, Moreland, Duffy

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- PAlvarez. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Trumbo.
    OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Duvall. OF- ADickerson. UT- Bregman.
    BN- Granderson, POrlando, Broxton. DL- Duda.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Carrasco. RP- Britton. RP- Thornburg.
    P- Kintzler. P- Madson. P- JJohnson.
    BN- Barrett, deGrom, Hendricks, Estrada, RRay, Smyly.

    • Bob says:
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      @SpecialFNK: in a keeper league id want sano, price there.

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        would this one help me more for HR/RBI/SB, K/9.

        give- Bregman, Realmuto, Granderson, POrlando, Kintzler, Madson.
        get- WRamos, Chapman, Betances, BMiller, Forsythe, Altherr.

        I would get upgrade offensively from Realmuto to Ramos.
        Ramos/Miller/Forsythe could have more HR/RBI than Realmuto/Sano/Cron?

        I would get an upgrade in K/9 from Kinztler/Madson to Chapman/Betances.

        I would likely keep Machado/Marte/Yelich/Bumgarner/ and then 1 of deGrom or Trumbo, so I likely wouldn’t be keeping Sano even if I did get him.

  28. Relsh says:
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    Let’s address the important issue at hand here, Grey.

    Should Girardi start A-Rod at 3rd base tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: He should let him catch but misplace the catching equipment

      • Relsh says:
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        @Grey: Ruthless

  29. jojo says:
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    Starting Archer @NYY and Skaggs @CLE today?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @jojo: I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Agree with F

  30. Pat says:
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    DeScal is pretty much a streamer in a 10 teamer, no? Thinking about dumping him for Musgrove..

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pat: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Agree with F

  31. William says:
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    Nice MASH reference with Alan Alda and Jamie Farr. The youngsters won’t get it

    • @William: I had a much hipper suggestion for the title but Grey loved this one. Only wished I could’ve roped in Hogan’s Heroes and Cantebury Tales. Though it was tough hearing him over the loudness he slurps his tapioca pudding while watching Matlock and him muttering to himself how a Bill Madlock cameo would’ve been hilarious (no, I’m madlock!).

    • Creepy Crespis says:
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      Frank Burns Eats Worms.

  32. Rice says:
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    Moss or Altherr?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rice: Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rice: Depends on needs

  33. Speedo Reid-O says:
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    Would you want Kennedy, Shoemaker, or Snell ROS? Or just stream those 3?

    Duffy line was incredible!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Speedo Reid-O: Shoe if you’re looking to hold one of them, otherwise stream.

  34. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    10-team std H2h league, keep 5. Going for the championship. My Correa for Kinsler and Chapman? Machado to SS, Lamb to 3rd, Springer becomes 5th keeper.

    Many thanks!

  35. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey I am a dissapointed Price owner. Having said that, start Price (SON $12.7) today vs Ari (Corbin)?

  36. MJ23 says:
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    In second in 12-team, H2H – was just offered his Bryce Harper for my David Dahl. Harper cannot be kept and Dahl is potential four-year keeper at $3. I have to roll the dice here that Harper gets straightened out by H2H playoffs, right?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MJ23: I’d hold…Id rather have Dahl for 4 yrs than Harper for 4 weeks on a down year.

      • MJ23 says:
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        @MJ23: @JeF WiTh 1 F: But only five keepers – so does Dahl make the cut against any of these: Mookie ($9), Manny Machado ($21), Kluber ($9), Jake Lamb ($3), Max Kepler ($3), Beninitendi ($3)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJ23: Agree with F

  37. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I won the raffle! Skeletor Diadoras coming my way! Actually one with the account I made for my girl too, so I’m gonna flip a pair for some coin. Here’s my start of becoming a world-renowned shoe dealer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Wow! I wonder if you two were the only ones to enter… Which ones are you selling?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Haha, for real. People seemed pretty hyped about them though. I’ll be selling the pair on eBay that are quadruple the price.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn! How much they go for?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: $220. Most I’ve ever spent on shoes and don’t want to make it a regular occurrence. I could get $500 for them next week without trying.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              WOW… That’s crazy! Which ones are these again? Link?

  38. dem ribbies says:
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    Would you keep Bregman over any of Blackmon, Frazier, Pollock, C.Davis. I’m thinking the answer is a firm NO but just wanted to sanity check the Breg-upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  39. Steve says:
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    Keep 6 out of the following for next year:

    Trea
    Abreu
    Segura
    Rendon
    Ozuna
    Dahl
    Benintendi
    Heyward
    Thor
    Carrasco
    Bundy
    Taillon
    Giles
    Wade Davis

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve: Trea, Abreu, Dahl, Benintendi, Thor, Carrasco

  40. dem ribbies says:
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    In leagues that lock before WAS lineup is announced…

    Bench Harper for C.Davis (vs RHP Cain) until we see him take the field again?

  41. Bye Felica says:
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    Im wondering where all those guys are who said not to trade Harper for Altuve back in June. Where you guys at?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Tio says:
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        @Grey:

        Gone like Jose Canseco from a Razzball podcast!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: I knew that little bastard was in Mexico juicing during the off-season.

        -Trump 2016- jajajajajajaja

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Bye Felica: still here, but i would’ve said coin flip if you needed steals more.

  42. Sasquatch sluggers says:
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    Keeper forever. Any of these guys worth dropping… A. Reed, Hosmer, Pederson, Yasmany, Bregman, J Upton, S Dyson RP, D Robertson RP for Broxton? I still have Correa, Buxton, Baez, Ozuna, Sano, Lindor. Not going to win anything this year anyway. (Get to keep 16 for next year). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try him over Yasmany

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Sasquatch sluggers: Broxton isn’t ownable anywhere, ever.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: Oh…………Keon.

  43. Tio says:
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    Points League: Billy Hamilton or Brad Miller as a 4th OFer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  44. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey!

    My hitting has been bad for the past 2-3 weeks. My hitting this week is atrocious, I’m 27 for 132!

    Here’s my team in a 12 team H2H redraft league with OBP:

    C: Gattis
    1b: Belt
    2b: Schoop
    3b: Frazier
    ss: Seager
    OF: Trout
    OF: Just Dongs
    OF: Marte
    UTIL: Polanco
    UTIL: Lamb
    BN: Piscotty

    Here are some schmotatoes available in my league:

    Brandon Phillips, Pedro Alvarez, Markakis, Broxton, Inciarte, Werth, Almonte, Altherr, and Crawford.

    Should I drop anyone and pick up a schmotato or just hold and pray the cold streak ends soon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr over Piscotty, I guess, but don’t see how you play him…

  45. PhilOssieB says:
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    Dynasty league: Sale and Arrieta or Kershaw? planning for next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  46. jacks says:
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    Hello: Jake Barrett or Nate Jones?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barrett

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @jacks: barrett if it’s save you want, everything else would be jones.

  47. Call Me Mabry says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H auction keeper league and I am just out of the playoffs right now. I have an offer on the table for I get Greinke, Happ, and Tulo for Taillon, Luke Weaver, and I have to give him $10 next year.

    Have you heard any talk on whether Weaver or Taillon might be shut down in early September? Do you think this would be a good trade for this year? Greinke, Happ and Tulo all cost too much to keep next year while Taillon and Weaver are only $5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  48. Dommattingly says:
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    I could use an OF…drop Hellickson, J. Gray, Tyler Anderson, or Skaggs for Broxton?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  49. JimmyJackJames says:
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    15 team roto keeper – currently in 2nd/3rd with a shot to win. I have Story as an 18th round keeper but may be able to deal him for the following:

    Story/Franco/Berrios or D.Norris

    for

    Kinsler/Keuchel/Beltre

    Would have the option to keep Kinsler (2nd round) and Keuchel (8th round)

    Big needs are R, HR and K.

    Based on that limited info, would you make the deal or does it not move the needle enough?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is not good

      • JimmyJackJames says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – my first reaction was a no but the name value started to sway me a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Huddy says:
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    Thanks for the read again Grey, Trade deadline frenzy here’s my lineup:
    C Grandal
    1 Goldy
    2 Dozier
    3 KSeager
    SS Semien
    OF Springer
    OF JD Mart
    OF Duvall
    Util Franco
    Util Hern Perez
    Benintendi
    Kluber, JoFern, Carrasco, Darvish, Bundy, Shoe, Gray, Jansen Melancon Kimbrel EDiaz
    His Duffy for my KSeager? Or not necessary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me if it puts you over the top

      • Huddy says:
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        @Grey: he’s trying to get in playoffs I’m in 2nd..would take a hit at hitting but could thrown in Franco at 3 I guess…now he’s throwing in CDavis gotta take it now you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  51. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    I need to put Bautista on the DL, but I already have Joe Ross and Lance McCullers residing there (only 2 spots). Can I drop Ross or McCullers at this point? Any assistance would be appreciated. It is a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League.

    Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McCullers (and Ross if you need to)

  52. Eric says:
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    D Murphy for Carpenter and Jankowski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  53. John says:
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    Thoughts on streaming Conley at home v White Sox (Shields) tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  54. Grey

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

  55. MattyM says:
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    If you had to start Manaea or Stripling tonight, who is it?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MattyM: Manea

  56. Grey

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

  57. hondo says:
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    Grabbed Koehler a few days ago for 2 starts next week,but now he’s going Sunday instead of Monday and I don’t need the start.Hang onto over Tyler Anderson or Skaggs as my last SP?
    I guess it could be better phrased as pick 2 of the above.Thanks.

  58. Grey

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

  59. Scott says:
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    Are you streaming Straight Cashner Homie?

  60. Jon says:
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    If I traded Cain and Cmart to upgrade pitching, what type of pitcher can I target?

    Cmart is young but worrying me

  61. Stickball Al says:
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    In the fake North Korean Olympics it’s all about medals. No sports. Just medals. Reminds me of my academic achievements in 2nd grade, and I got all those gold stick on stars next to my name on the chalkboard. Good times back then, good times *********************************

  62. Hammertime says:
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    Standard 5×5 keeper League. Am I crazy to trade King Felix for Taillon as my last keeper?

  63. ricky says:
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    grab soler > altherr or keon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

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