Maybe it was the food poisoning I had yesterday, but I had a dream Toomgis, the AM/PM mascot, and I were driving around talking about September baseball.  It feels like half the teams are either resting regulars for the playoffs, or the other teams that are out of it are resting regulars to give rookies a chance.  Those are the matchups you need to capitalize on with starting pitchers.  By the way, Toomgis is so obvious a creation of stoned creatives.  It’s a collection of stoner food and Toomgis stands for ‘Too Much Good Stuff.’  Um, okay, but there’s an I in there.  Stoner creative, “Eye-shmeye, we just need to move on before I eat our prototype.”  One more Toomgis point, how is this not Colorado’s national bird?  Any hoo!  So, with this matchups point hidden amongst my fracking in on Toomgis, we have Jharel Cotton capitalizing.   In his first major league start, 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Jharel Cotton makes me think of Faye Dunaway in a heavy Southern accent saying, “I shall avert my eyes.”  Cotton showed good control in the minors, and solid Ks, but in redraft leagues, you’re more worried about matchups this time of year.  For 2017, Cotton idolized Pedro Martinez and I can see why.  He’s five-eleven soaking wet (but I’m not sure people get taller when wet).  He also relies on the speed of the fastball and the break of the change.  A change that might carry him to glory, as soon as next year.  In keepers, I’d be very interested.  For this year, go with Toomgis’ advice on matchups.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting over-.300 in the last week.  Okay, I’m not one to talk, but the autoplay videos on ESPN’s player pages are so freakin’ annoying.  If you’re gonna do annoying ads, at least throw in a “Ten Times These Celebrities Almost Lost Their Bikinis” or something totally obnoxious like we have.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and his 5th homer in the last nine games.  Too bad no one’s mentioned to pick him up.  Except for me.  Repeatedly.  As in over and over again.  That’s the only thing repeatedly means.  Just hammering the same point home again.  That’s repeatedly again.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-1, as he returned quickly from his groin injury.  Not saying he returned that fast because I dressed a Cabbage Patch Doll in a Giancarlo jersey then hung a banana from its groin and used voodoo and hand friction to cure Giancarlo, but, yes, that is what I’m saying.  I attempted to pick up Giancarlo in all the leagues where he was dropped, but, honestly, I don’t expect much more from him this year than, say, Grichuk.

Andrew Cashner – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.77.  His gross beard makes him look a bit like someone who wasn’t socialized properly and his ERA splits also make him appear to be nothing but a homeschooler.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs as he returned from the injured but not DL’d list.  OZUNA happy to contribute.  OZUNA have to refuse Loria’s offer to contribute to Giancarlo’s salary.

Matt Duffy – Will undergo season-ending surgery on his Achilles injury.  If you really needed him for your fantasy teams, this would be a geek tragedy.

Chris Tillman – Remains on track to return Sunday vs. the Rays.  That’s a tasty matchup, but I don’t trust Tillman, have a serious activersion and wouldn’t mess with him.

Dylan Bundy – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.82.  Next year, do you put him in the class of pitchers that will take the next step?  Need to see more?  Can’t trust him?  Yes, it will be hard to peg Bundy.

Michael Bourn – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer on the O’s and 4th homer on the year.  Hitting .333 on the O’s and might be a light schmotato, until Bourn regains his identity of crizzap.

Nick Franklin – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Damn, I streamed him on Monday for a batty call, but I missed this game.  Check out my ‘tude!  That’s ineptitude.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting near .350 in the last week.  My schmotato has a first half of his last name, it’s K-I-E-R.  My schmotato has a 2nd half of his last name, it’s M-A-I-E-R.

Mikie Mahtook – 3-for-4, 3 runs and he was just recalled on Monday– Sorry, I Mahtook you for someone who cared.

Drew Smyly – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.05.  I was thinking that there was more qualified starters with a 5.00+ ERA this year than any other year (8).  Turns out I wasn’t close to correct.  In 1998, there was 17, and four pitchers who had a 6+ ERA.  (This year there’s one:  Shields.)  Because I was in one of those moods, there’s only 43 seasons of a 6.00+ ERA since 1921.  20 of those seasons have come since 1998.

Jose Quintana – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Quintana is so committed to being a 3.30 ERA pitcher, he’s been less than stellar for two starts in a row.  Stream-o-Nator likes him to correct his shizz his next time out.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Everyone who held him this year won’t go near him next year.  Everyone that dropped him or traded him away to see him get hot recently won’t draft him, and everyone that traded for him won’t touch him either.  So, Upton will go undrafted in all leagues next year.

Carlos Correa – Out for a few days with a sprained shoulder.  Yikes, that came out of nowhere, right?  Could this be why he’s looked less than amazing in his sophomore year?  Not to answer but to scratch one’s head.

Dallas Keuchel – No tear found in his shoulder.  I remembered in the preseason how his agent refused to discuss a long-term contract coming off the Cy Young year, so, out of curiosity, I went to look at the agent’s page again, and it seems like Keuchel hasn’t changed agents.  I guess the bed has already been made.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He hit 7 HRs and .263 in April and people were like, “Grey you’re handsome AF, and this year Rasmus is breaking out!  I’m dropping Dozier for him.”  Those people are now playing fantasy football.

Yulieski Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st major league homer, getting a low and away slider and yakking it to left.  For those that found us by Googling for the slider restaurant in Afghanistan, The Yak King, sorry, you need to use the internet cafe for a little more time.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .253.  ‘Member when Napoli was just a punchline about how his mom’s jugs can’t be contained by a shirt?  Now that Napoli’s hitting he can afford to get his mom a slightly bigger shirt.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th steal.  Too early to say for sure, but I get a feeling that Lindor’s going to be priced too high for my taste.  I always discount average, and other ‘perts give it equal attention if not more.  Lindor’s got nice power and speed, but hitting .320 clouds peoples’ perceptions.

Aledmys Diaz – Moved his rehab assignment to Double-A.  Is it me or does Aledmys look like a bad milk carton sketch drawing?  “A little longer on the eyebrows.  Oh God, my baby!”

Mike Leake – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.61, as he returned from the DL.  Looks like shingles didn’t shore up the Leake.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-3 and his 4th steal.  Okay, okay, I loved the power, but now you’re stealing bases too?  I’m putting a handkerchief to my forehead and about to faint.  Someone big and strong catch me.

Jung Ho Kang – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and two homers the day before.  If he was dropped when he caught charges, I could see going back to him.  Just keep your hands above the belt!

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  If the Stream-o-nator didn’t love his next start, I’d say that he’s likely wearing down and might be time to move on, but I’d hold for one more.

Joe Ross – Set for a simulated game.  JB will be hitting during the simulated game, and it will take place on his Wii.

Stephen Strasburg – Activated from the DL to leave again in the third inning wincing in pain.  Think you’re wincing now, Strasburg, wait until you see the bill from Dr. James Andrews.  “How many tendons did you charge me for?!”  Strasburg is likely droppable; my guess is even in keepers, but I’d wait for the MRI results.  The most probable MRI results will say, “You again?”

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many days, but the first home run to leave the park.  Tuesday’s homer was an inside-the-park homer due to a route Trea took not using Waze.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.55.  Only real blemish was a Starlin Castro (1-for-4) home run, but that’s like saying Steve Buscemi’s only real blemish is his weaselly face.  I mean, that’s kinda everything.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 29th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4 and his 14th and 15th homers.  Not bad.  Dot dot dot.  And he’s hitting .299.  Yeah, that’s pretty effin’ wonderful.  Dot dot dot.  HE HAS 52 STEALS!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!  Sorry for the caps, my keys got sticky.  No comment on why they’re sticky.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, after hitting two homers on Tuesday.  Open your phone.  Turn on the camera.  Turn the lens so it’s facing you.  Record video.  Now ask yourself why you haven’t picked up Kendrys.  Okay, now you can play that video this offseason when you’re wondering why you lost your league.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Duffy and I have had some glorious times this year, but I was thisclose to dropping him if he would’ve gave up one more run.  You’re on notice, Duff Man.  Oh yeah!

Trevor Plouffe – Sounds out for the year with a strained oblique and intercostal.  Nice dedication to get to the offseason, but just one of those strains would’ve sufficed.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 4th home run since his recall a week ago.  Now that’s how a top prospect acts.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Exhibit A on why it doesn’t matter how terrible a hitter looks coming into Coors, they can still hit in Coors.  Exhibit B will be no matter how well they hit in Coors, it won’t solve their problems when they leave Coors tomorrow.

Gorkys Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Because I’m a child of the 80s, I watched Gorkys home run through a hole in the locker room wall.

David Dahl – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .323.  Also, in this game, Tom Murphy (2-for-4) hit his 2nd homer.  Coors, Coors, Coors, Coors.  Yes, yes, yes.  Uh, yes.  But these guys can hit outside of Coors too.  Homerundiddlyumptious!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4 and his 37th homer.  “Looks like clear skies to land.”  “Um, Captain, Arenado’s coming up to bat.”  “Another Torenado?!”

Yoan Moncada – Sat out yesterday after K’ing seven straight times.  I refuse to believe any future superstar coming from Cuba could be a bust.  No way!  At least that’s what Hector Olivera, Puig, and Alex Guerrero tell me. (And, yes, I almost included Jose Abreu.)

Travis Shaw – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games he’s played.  Mean’s while, Yoan was telling tales to his teammates about all of the 1950s automobiles of his youth in the 2000s.

David Price – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  This game was vs. the Padres, and, honestly, I haven’t a clue how he gave up even that many runs.  No clue.  And I watched the highlights!

Adam Lind – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homers.  That batty call would’ve been sweet, especially if you would’ve grabbed him while saying, “Lind-a-want stats!”  Then smacked your own butt.

Seth Smith – 3-for-3, 3 runs and his 13th homer.  Threeth are wild for the Lisper’s Nightmare!  And spittle.

Gavin CecchiniMets called up their former first round pick.  It’s unclear how much he’ll play, but my guess is not too much since the Mets are still in the mix and that mix being a Molotov cocktail of arm injuries and playoff chances.  Unless Cecchini makes someone an offer they can’t throw in the garbage in Britain.  Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have used a thesaurus for refuse.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (6) and legs (8), hitting .287.  This was his 2nd slam and legs in as many games.  He’s now third place for slam and legs on the Mets (according to the 2nd best Gary in New York; Gary Cohen.)  Can you guess the top two slam and legs guys for the Mets?  It’s easy.  I’ll give you a hint, one did a lot of coke in a Howard Johnson on Rt. 22, another is Howard Johnson.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA 2.48.  He had given up seven baserunners through three innings and let’s just say it’s lucky the Reds were thinking about their offseason plans rather than playing baseball.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .225.  Second homer of the series and 5th homer in his last eight games.  Not sure if he’s owned in your league, but he should be.  The schmotato is alive.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  He deserved better, as mentioned in my Secret ‘Gaarden blurb.  The Reds ran themselves out of multiple innings and played about 20% on defense.

Jose Peraza – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .347.  I can’t remember where I’ve heard this guy’s name before.  It might be from my countless mentions.  But they’re countless, because you can’t count them.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  We should start a Go Fund Me to get Ray’s ERA and WHIP to resemble his glorious Ks.

Brock Stewart – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 6.55.  Stream-o-Nator wanted me to stream him so bad yesterday, and I almost did but I got Swanson.  I mean, chicken.  Sorry, my head was in another blurb.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I can’t believe I’ve become a Puig defender, but it’s slightly criminal that he keeps getting benched vs. righties.  You know, slightly criminal like Puig’s driving.

  1. LT Murray IV

    Tehol Beddict says:
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    First

  2. Fister Furbush says:
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    Still here

  3. Noam says:
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    Grey! Glad to see you’re back! David Paulino is getting the call. He might be interesting while Keuchel is down. And Kazmir had a set back! Yay for de Leon

    Is Kang worth an add in a weekly for next week only over Didi, Owings, Andrus, A. Cabrera, or any other awful SS? Or is it close enough that it’s a streamonator call?

    Championship week in my points league and my opponent has stacked his team with mediocre two start pitchers. Any good feelings from these two start pitchers next week? D. Gee (vOAK, vCHW), S. Ugh Miller (vCOL, vLAD), A. Miranda (@LAA, vHOU), Stripling (@NYY, @ARI)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Kang for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Yay De Leon! Yeah, add Kang… Those SPs are terrible

  4. Chris J says:
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    Are Bregman and Urias keeper material or am I overvaluing them? I’ve got Kershaw, Jo-Fer, deGrom, Syndergaard and Correa. I just like the idea of having Urias from the very start, and Bregman seems to be really good. (Fantasy point league)

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Chris J:
      I’ll throw in my two cents because keeper leagues is all I play.

      Bregman is absolutely keeper material. Urias, sure, but I think it depends on what type of keeper league and what the cost is ($ or round). In my auction keeper league this kid went for 9 dollars… NINE! (that’s out of a $260 cap, mixed league). PASSS, no thank you! I mean, he JUST turned 20. Even best case scenario next year he’s a monster, ain’t no way the Dodger Geek Squad FO is gonna let him pitch 200 innings.
      It’s easy to get caught up in pitching potential, but TINSTAAPP ,..especially in fantasy.

      Long and short of it, Bregman and Correa are absolutely keepers in any league. For the pitchers, probably depends on sitch.

      *Full disclosure, I’m much higher on Bregman than others may be. I literally see future Mookie in that guy as soon as next yr…so take that for what it’s worth! HA! gluck…*

      • Chris J says:
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        @muskysmell: Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris J: They are in some leagues, need more info than you’re providing

  5. Mordacious Levator says:
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    12 teamer with the playoffs next week. large benches. losses added too. have all of these (and am waiting on whether i’m able to wavier de leon with the 12th waiver dropping urias, didn’t need pitching of urias this week as i’m playing the dead team who will only barely qualify for innings since kershaw is back, he’s been in starting slot probably all year, opp will win ERA/WHIP/Losses since i played bundy/smyly/hamels this week):
    carrasco/salazar/cotton/urias/boyd/pineda/hamels/gausman/duffy/bundy. can’t believe i’m about to ask this but are any of garza (jesus, actually good last 3 at home vs PIT/STL/CUBS)/b.stewart/musgrove (i just dropped him today to activate cotton)
    my guys:
    bundy @ BOS (-17.7), vs BOS, @ TOR if they stick to the 6 man thing
    smyly @ TOR (-14.8), vs NYY, @ WSOX, @ TEX if they stick with 6 man thing

    available guys:
    1. garza @ CIN (-9.4), vs PIT, @ TEX, if they also stick with 6 man
    2. b.stewart @ NYY (-3) IF he has job, depthcharts seems to think de leon and stripling are ahead of him for that
    3. stripling @ NYY (-10.8), @ ARI, vs COL
    4. musgrove vs CUBS (6.5), vs TEX, @ OAK, vs LAA, @ LAA
    i probably should’ve dropped urias ahead of musgrove, but urias is also much more likely to be added by somebody. i don’t think urias is getting playing time though.

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      @Mordacious Levator: i do have de leon, not urias, so it only matters that i dropped musgrove if he’d be better to have than 1 of bundy/smyly.

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    Strasburg, Keuchel, Cole, Harvey, etc……….

    Can you say Ferguson Jenkins? 250 IP 11 times, 200+ 14 times.
    Nolan Ryan 200+ 15 times, even at age 43!

    These guys today are obviously doing something wrong.

    • Gigorilla says:
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      To add–
      Jenkins 300+ IP 5 times
      Ryan 300+ IP 3 times

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gigorilla: Dr. James Andrews conspiracy!

  7. Steve says:
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    I’ve held out hope that Heyward would put it together at some point….

    Drop him for Domingo, Kiermaier or Adonis?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: not kiermaier, Domingo or Adonis

    • Grey

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      @Steve: I don’t understand what you wrote… Drop him for…Then not the same players?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: who do you like more over the next week and a half for HR, RBI:

        Adonis (vs Mets, Marlins, Nationals)
        Domingo (vs @Cards, @Reds, @Cubs)

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

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          Adonis

  8. Sean says:
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    Would you drop Cron for Kendrys? Also, would you drop Andrew Miller to create another streamer spot for the playoffs? Starters are Darvish, JoFer, Aaron Sanchez, Tanaka, Salazar, De Leon, and Streamer spot. RP are Oh, Diaz, and Miller. Most guys in the league only carry 2 closers, the rest starters.

    • Grey

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      @Sean: Cron is just as hot… Lose Miller

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    The following 2-start pitchers are available in my league for the upcoming final round of the playoffs: Are any of them worth starting:

    Fister: vs TEX & @ SEA
    Nova: @PHI & @ CIN
    Foltynewicz: vs MIA & WAS
    Leake : vs CHC & SF
    Cotton: @KC & @TEX

    Not great options…but would you want to start any of them?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Oranje: Nova

    • Grey

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      @Oranje: Nova or Folty, I’d look at SON

  10. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    20 teamer with playoffs next week. OPS, slugging, total bases, hits added, QS and holds.
    C zunino
    1b ortiz
    2B schoop
    3B bryant
    SS segura
    OF (3) marte/hanram/adonis garcia
    util pedro
    BN flores
    DL doctor castellanos
    SP bundy/lester/cotton/pineda/AAron/duffy/kennedy/cole (WAS)/guerra
    RP rondon/siegrist/watson/colome
    1. stick with the one bench bat or throw out a SP for schebler or grab t.murphy for his starts while still having zunino? murphy doesn’t play enough to have by himself, but he’d be pretty useful if i happened to play him when he does.
    2. stick with rondon or grab romo for holds?

  11. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice!

  12. theearly90s says:
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    Can’t forget the great Rusney Castillo.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @theearly90s: This season @ AAA Pawtucket, Castillio showed improvement during the second half, posting a .351/.402/.495/.897 line in 25 games during August. He batted .325 over his final 30 games.

    • Grey

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      @theearly90s: I think the followup comment to you expressing the unwarranted hype around him better than I ever could… He’s so good in Triple-A!

  13. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Work Grey! Thanks for the awesome write ups…

    14 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    CJ Cron or Buxton?

    Thanks again!

  14. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Curious how much money Dallas Keuchel’s agent cost him, with that horrible decision!!
    Dallas should have cashed in on that CY Young award, not like he will ever win another one.

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    Batty Call
    Chisenhall vs Paulino
    C.Hernandez vs Cole Wash
    Chisenhall vs Paulino
    M.Adams vs Guerra
    T.Austin vs Cobb
    Dae Ho Lee vs Holland
    Wong vs Guerra
    6×6 roto
    I’m thinking either Adams or Lee.
    Lee starting 99% vs the lefty
    Lonnie’s game time is 12:00

    • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @JoeG414: In a small sample size, Lee has excellent splits vs. Holland. I just added him myself, but am eager to hear the FMLs response.

    • Grey

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      @JoeG414: Think you have to go with the known factor of Lonnie playing

  16. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, wats good

    10team h2h cats

    Start Cobb @NYY?

    Thank You!

    • 740 says:
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      @740:

      also, do you like Rodon vs KC?

      i need W, ERA, WHIP.

      thanks again Grey

      • Grey

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        @740: Rodon home? Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: No way

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        yes Rodon home.

        no to Cobb?

        • Grey

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          No on Cobb

  17. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Many thanks to the Fantasy Master Lothario (and Sky!) for the epic sage advise this week (straight Cashner, homie); I’ve clawed my way back into my 1st round H2H playoff matchup and have the chance to take the lead on the short day since my opponent is too scurred to drop players but I’m not (there is no next week if you lose, it’s the playoffs!).

    My pitching sucks, and half my bats are probably at risk for being rested due to huge leads in real life playoff standings (Nats, Cubs, Rangers).

    SON likes both Taijaun Walker (vs Tex) and Clayton Richard (vs COL). I’ve only got 5 starts left this week (Darvish and Skaggs both play each other tomorrow, and Paxton + his fake fingernail on Sun vs. OAK are all I have left on my current roster).

    1. Add/Start Walker and/or Richard…or nah?
    2. Any Batty Calls on the day? I’m looking at Chisenhall, Ceasar Hernandez, and Tommy Joseph (as in already added them).
    3. Belt or Tommy Joseph ROS (Seriously tho, I’ve got Pujols and Freeman as my other 1Bs. I’m not sure Pujols is going to make it to the end).
    4. Just lose Wilson Contreras ROS and stream any starting C?

    Thanks again man!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: He listed match-ups for Walker and Richards..

        SON likes both Taijaun Walker (vs Tex) and Clayton Richard (vs COL).

        • Grey

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          I wouldn’t touch either

          • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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            @Grey: Thanks MP and Grey. I’ll avoid Walker/Richard today in hopes of a better tomorrow.

            Ive got Gausman vs Det/Fulmer tomorrow. SON is ‘meh’ on him. Would you roll the dice given his recent semi-success?

            Darvish vs. Skaggs tomorrow. Both are on my team. Obviously Yu is the favorite, but SON likes Skaggs too. Do I start both and hope for a high Ks/low score day…or just roll Darvish?

            Without a doubt, if I pull off the 3 peat it will be because I obsessively follow Razzball. Thanks for the continued excellence.

            • Grey

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              Nope on Gausman… I’d start only Darvish… No problem

  18. Relsh says:
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    Don’t know if it’s been mentioned who is responsible for that ‘Homeschooler’ term, but..brilliant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: It was prolly Rudy

  19. L'Carpetron Dookmarriott says:
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    Guerra (-1.3) today against the Cards or is it still too soon post-injury?

  20. Rabbit says:
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    Grey, your Lindor blurb had me thinking: do you discount OBP like you discount average? I would think you probably do not discount it as much, but do you discount it at all compared to power and speed? My league is moving to OBP next year, and I’m starting to think about how it would affect my strategy. Thanks. Oh, and your ‘stash is outstanding, as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: I don’t discount OBP, guys have the ability to walk, that’s not based on luck

  21. theone189 says:
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    ” I’m putting a handkerchief to my forehead and about to faint.  Someone big and strong catch me.”

    Lmao rofl hahahsg thanks for making my morning

  22. Jon says:
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    Drop Fowler or Melvin Upton to activate Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Upton, prolly Giancarlo though if he’s not playing

  23. Goldschmidt says:
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    Any thoughts on Phelps? Have him stashed on DL for h2h playoffs. Looked like he was going to come back quickly but haven’t read anything lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Goldschmidt: I think he’s done, but haven’t heard anything either

  24. Matt says:
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    Streaming Jaime vs MIL and/or CC vs TB today? Looking for wins and QS.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’m streaming Jaime

  25. JWray says:
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    Is Fulmer and or Snell worth a spot start tomorrow? I have some innings to use up and if I can get some cheap wins I’d be pretty happy!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JWray: Guys, we’re at the point where you should know to give a matchup, I don’t know who they are pitching against

      • JWray says:
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        @Grey: My mistake, I was in a hurry. Fulmer at home vs. BAL and Snell @ NYY.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fulmer would be my choice

  26. papasmurf says:
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    Goddam it, Giancarlo being activated prevented me from picking up Tom Murphy to stream at catcher. (Yahoo blocks you from making any roster moves until you move an active player off the DL) That means I had to drop two guys to pick up a streamer and I didn’t do it…

    The world of Smurf oh woe is me. LOL.

    Hope you feelin’ better Greyster.

  27. Wilson. says:
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    I need to keep lower down WHIP.

    Is it safe to start them tomorrow?
    Salazar @ MIN $8
    Teheran vs NYM $8.1
    Jon Gray @SD $14.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson.: I’d start all three

  28. Whatever says:
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    In my keeper league, I acquired Xander Bogaerts in his last year of his current contract. I can give a new contract this offseason for multiple years. How many years contract would you suggest based on cost? (extra 5 bucks per year on the price)

    1 year at 11
    2 years at 16
    3 years at 21
    etc…..

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    A Porky’s reference–this is why men of a certain age, such as myself, can’t get enough Grey! Glad you’re feeling better.

    I’m almost relieved that Correa has a shoulder problem. It explains his entire season from week two on. I was so thrilled I was able to draft Correa with my 1st pick of the 2nd round. As the season wore on, meh.

    Between Dahl, Buxton and Ozuna, who do you like as the better pickup? Dahl cause Coors?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: Thanks! How long’s this pickup for? Dahl’s headed to Petco for the weekend…I’d go Buxton until Dahl’s out of there

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @The Hack: Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking for ROS, because it’s a bench bat. Didn’t wanna miss out on Dahl again. But you guys are probably right. I’ll go Buxton until Dahl gets home. Guess the road trip is why his previous owner dropped him. Thanks again!

  30. ashtray says:
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    Would you roll with any of these upcoming starts:

    Roark v PHI
    Ventura @ CWS
    Gausman @ DET
    Lugo @ ATL
    Kuhl v CIN
    Graveman v SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Oh, and Graveman at home is good too

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Gausman over the last month: 1.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 10.92 K/9. Grey, why don’t you like sexy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m a sexy hater

  31. Mik says:
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    Just effing awesome …

    Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. He hit 7 HRs and .263 in April and people were like, “Grey you’re handsome AF, and this year Rasmus is breaking out! I’m dropping Dozier for him.” Those people are now playing fantasy football.

    I am in one league where a guy traded Kris Bryant for him – and he took offense at me telling him he was fleeced. Needless to say – that guy is in last place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mik: Ouch

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – for H2H semifinals next week (redraft, OBP OPS league), a couple questions for ya!

    1. Grab Jose De Leon for his NYY start or Cotton @ KC, dropping now-RP Alex Reyes?

    2. Drop Moncada or Stanton (my 2 bench bats) for a streamer slot or one of Peraza (2b/ss/of), Puig (7 games @NYY; @ARZ) or Kang (7 games @PHI; @CIN)?

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Interesting idea, I like it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. John says:
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    AJ Cole v Phillies or Bauer v Astros?
    Need win and ERA, Whip help. Quality start not a factor. Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Bauer

  34. JoeG414 says:
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    Tebow = Keeper for 2018 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  35. The Hack says:
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    I had a dream with Toomgis too. I was eating mushroom and passed out after watching this show.

    https://youtu.be/obxfuFrUTzg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “Guys, we want HR PUFNSTUF but made of snack food. Get your people working on it!”

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: marketing for stones or the 1970’s in a nutshell. When I went looking for that I found this…and I remember it. So creepy https://youtu.be/HS_TmRtoO2k

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was one of my favorites!

          Toomgis = HR Fluff n Stuff

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: I think we found the source of your weed problem

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ai’t that the pot calling the kettle pot

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: no argument here. Mine was more cheech and chong. I was 6 or 7 first time I saw them and my parents would let my brother I rent their movies all the time. I remember being pissed that Corsican Brothers had nothing to do with weed and I had never even smoked it yet

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  “You keep on knocking but you can’t come in” was my all-time favorite

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: hahaha. I love ET the extra testical

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So great! Damn, haven’t seen that in a long time

                    • The Hack says:
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                      I watched up in smoke a few months ago. Still holds up. Tom Skerri t as strawberry never gets old. And stay keech nailed it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I worked for a second with Stacy Keech about fifteen years ago… That was all I said to him, how great he was in that

                    • The Hack says:
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                      That’s rad and nice name drop. He’s up there with bron son on my bad ass list.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hell yeah!

  36. JoeG414 says:
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    Cut one to open up a roster spot (Stream / Batty Call )
    K.Herrra or A.Miller ?
    6×6 mixed roto

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Non Holds League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  37. ashtray says:
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    Need some help with my bats:

    Grandal or Gattis at C
    Justin Turner, Jose Reyes or Adonis at 3B

    Pick 4 for OF out of:
    Morales
    Gattis (if not at C)
    Justin Upton
    Alex Gordon
    Werth
    Khris Davis
    Polanco
    Grichuk

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Dahl too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal…Turner…Morales, Upton, Grichuk, Polanco

  38. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Gettin down to it, bud. Pitching in shambles, looking around towards next week. Thinking about A.J. Cole home against the Mets. Also thinking about Cotton @KC.

    You rolling with either of those? I’m down to bone-on-bone over here..

    Don’t even ask me who else I’m considering….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Cole of those two…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. Wish the Cotton start was at home.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  39. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    So glad to see you, man! Fantastic write-up, words cannot describe it!

    a. In a 12-team ESPN 5×5 roto league,

    Start Nova tonight at home versus Cincinnati (versus Straily)?

    b. This is a special quote. Have been saving it just for today.

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 8)

    Woman: (woman sobs) (booming footsteps) (door crashes shut) How long do you think until he comes back?
    Man: I don’t know. Not long.
    Woman: (sobbing continues) I think I almost Oh, God!
    Man: Come on. You can do this. You can do this.
    Woman: Almost got my hands.
    Man: Good. Good.
    Woman: I’ve almost got it.
    Man: Good.
    Woman: Oh! Do you think he heard us?
    Man: I don’t (whispering). I think we’re okay.
    Woman: (sobbing) I think we’re okay. I just want to see my husband. Ooh. I got it. I got it.
    Man: Oh, God.
    Woman: I got it.
    Man: Oh (murmuring) (excited murmurs) Oh, my God. Please. Please.
    Woman: How do we get out of here? (sobbing)
    Man: Wait, wait, wait! Grab that crate and pull it over here.
    Woman: Okay. Okay. Let’s Okay. Okay. Go, go, go, go.
    Man: (crate crashes) (footstep booms) Quiet! Shh! Don’t make any noise.
    Woman: Oh, my God.
    Man: (murmuring) (murmuring) I got it. (gasping) Come on. Oh, my Come on.
    Woman: Hurry. No. (Shrieks) No! (shrieks): No! Oh, G! (sobs) (screams) Oh! No! (muffled grunting) Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! (screams)
    Bad Guy: What’s going on? Huh? (stifled screams) You running from something? Yeah.
    Man: There’s a man. A man took us.
    (cell phone rings) DISPATCHER: 911.
    (stifled moans) Man: Yeah, some lady’s being held hostage by my house! (stifled moan) (crash) (breathing heavily) (door crashes)
    SWAT Officer: Lieutenant, right this way.
    Horatio: I thought this was a rescue operation.
    SWAT Officer: Yeah, so did we. That was the initial call from dispatch. We must have missed him by a few minutes.
    Horatio: And that was all (cue the queue of sunglasses) that was needed.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m just saying, you skip one day with the CSI quote and that night I get sick as a dog… A. Yup B. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        I know, man. It’s ironic in a very Wood Allen way. I was unable to post, unable to access the Internet. A few facts follow.

        a. I travelled on that fateful Monday from Farchana to Abeche. Our convoy left at 06h30 UTH, meaning I didn’t get a chance to read or send a comment for Monday’s content before the convoy departed and before I left really good quality Internet.

        b. Our trip of 80 miles took us ONLY 4 hours and the road and ride was a very bumpy one.

        c. Upon arrival in Abeche (which was around 10h30 *(UTH) with stops, to wit our ‘military’ escort (I say ‘military’ ’cause it’s the Chadian army and their gold standard is worth a wet box of Kleenex facial wipes) had a flat tire that needed changing and another stop for their elements to take a pee break. Funny segue, in the car I’m travelling in there are 5 passengers – three in the back and three in the front. I was in the front sharing the passenger seat with a colleague who had a big butt. The big butt part was a problem because I was one part sitting on the stick shift and one part on the box in between the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat. Another funny segue, our colleague Trinite says ‘Ils sont arretes pour faire la pause P’, the translation for which does not do it justice – they stopped for a pee break, but the P in the French phrase is double entendre. ), we dropped off stuff that we brought up for our workshop in the office. Then we went to the WFP guest house. Finally, upon arriving at the guest house, at 12h30 (UTH)…

        c. I discover that the generator has been shut down and will be shut down from 12h30 UTH until 15h00 UTH. The town of Abeche was built on heat, hot sand and hot rocks. The place is always hot, in fact statistically it is the hottest city in eastern Chad. So, naturally I sweated like a pig on a spit for the 2.5 hours, waiting for the generator to be switched on. Our driver in his wisdom went away with another colleague in his wisdom into town before I knew about the generator. The generator is switched off from 12h30 UTH until 15h00 UTH at the guest house from Monday to Friday but operates 24 hours per day on Saturday and Sunday, in case you wanted to stop by and want to plan when to come to stay in the WFP Guest house in Abeche. So, after the generator was switched on…..

        d. I discover that internet access has been denied and that my username and password do not work.

        e. So, compadre, this was the real reason why I could not post on Monday. Am truly sorry for my absence.

        f. Sorry to hear you were sick. Are you okay, now? Hope it was just something temporary.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. That caused me to get violently ill B. Jesus, how does anyone get anywhere there C/C/D This is insane, I’d be dead within 12 hours E. No worries F. Yeah, 24 hour thing, I’m fine

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. Very happy to hear it was a 24 hour bug. So, a September bug as opposed to a June bug.

            b. I know, every time I go there there (stutterer!) is SNAFU galore. I try my best to resist going there. Most mercenary types – and there are plenty in the UN system – will travel anywhere so that they can earn the per diem (daily subsistence allowance). I would gladly give up the per diem just so I don’t have to travel on that bumpy road.

            c. Thanks as always for the advice. Will come back tomorrow for Friday’s games to get your feedback as always ’cause it’s finger-licking good.

            d. Btw, going home tonight. I travel with Air France from NDJ to CDG tonight departing N’Djamena at 21h20 UTH arriving Paris tomorrow morning at 04h00 UTH. Have a six-hour layover in Paris so will eagerly await your report which usually arrives 07h00 UTH or after the 18-INN Padre game is over.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              B. I can imagine, it sounds scary C. Ha, no problem D. That’s awesome, safe trip!

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                Thanks, man.

                a. Btw, MVP Murphy with RBI 100 last night. Chants of MVP, MVP resonating! Most often the MVP winner is the player with the most RBIs. It’s stupid because the year Dawson won it the Cubs were’t even close.

                b. I meant to write Woody, thanks for not commenting.

                c. Also meant to write at least one hour after the 18-INN Padre game which ended 1-0.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Ante GALIC says:
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                  @Ante GALIC: Grey!

                  Btw, Wood Allen is Woody’s late great brother who had a massive penis – hence the name.

                  Cheers,
                  Ante

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  A. Don’t think there was anyone else worthwhile the year Dawson won, if I remembering correctly B. Ha C. Yup

  40. Spyre says:
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    I wouldnt read too much into this start. Cotton was pitching against an Angels lineup with no Trout and no Pujols

  41. Jogon says:
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    Keep 7 on offense : W.Ramos, C.Davis, R.Cano, M.Machado, M.Sano, T.Frazier, S.Piscotty, A.Bregman, A.Mccutchen, G.Polanco, W.Myers

    Keep 5 pitchers : Kershaw, Taillon, F.Hernandez, Keuchel, Stroman, Ray, C.Allen, R.Osuna.

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      C.Davis, R.Cano, M.Machado, T.Frazier, A.Bregman, G.Polanco, W.Myers

      No Keuchel, F-Her, Ray

  42. Scott says:
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    I hear Moncada’s having trouble hitting breaking balls. Hmmmm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  43. Aaron says:
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    Who do you like better in a QS and W league ROS, Zimmermann or Jon Gray? Also, think Dee will get hot again, or is he pretty droppable in an OPS at this point? Could use steals, but have J-Ram and Pedroia. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray… Lose Dee

  44. ryanoger says:
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    For my Util. spot which ONE you takin’ out of this bunch:

    Kiermaier, Ho Kang, Puig, Chris Carter, Adonis, or Yoan Moncada?

    thanks G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig on bench, Adonis starting

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: might consider Chris Carter, if you can add him just for today’s game against Jaime Garcia. He’s been on fire (1.373 OPS over the last 7 days), and he kills LHPs — .958 OPS against LHPs this season.

        He’s on the road, which isn’t ideal. Though (reversal!) n a relatively small sample (65 PAs), Carter has a .925 OPS (including 5 HRs) against LHPs on the road this season, so it might not really matter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t add him

  45. SF says:
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    Would you rather have Pax, Gausman, or Musgrove for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, matchups… Gausman if you have to

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: I know! That’s how i felt even typing the question. Scraping the bottom of the barrel here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  46. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In desperate need of Ks and QS in this first week of the playoffs. Who’d you start out of these streaming options for tomorrow:

    Shipley at home vs. SF
    Jimmy Nelson @ STL
    Tyler Chatwood @ SD

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chatwood

  47. Eric says:
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    Grey,

    Other than OBP, Zobrist has been dreadful the last few weeks. Would you drop him for Cron, Asdrubal, Puig or Peraza?

    (12-team H2H with OBP; Zobrist will not be one of my keepers)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  48. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I still have Urias on my team. Should I drop him for Alex Cobb or Sergio Romo?

    My pitching staff is currently –
    Colome, Diaz, Thornburg, Watson, Kintzler, Maurer, Bailey, Duffy, Hendricks, Roark, Urias and Cole (DL)

    Pitchers get the standard 5 cats plus K/9 and losses which is why I went RP heavy to wrap up the year. Strategy has paid off more than it has cost me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Stroman is also available – is that someone i should look to as a potential stretch run SP or pass?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matchups or pass

  49. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got both Gary Sanchez and Sal Perez. Would you be comfortable dropping Sal for Kendrys? I figure Kendrys would be better for UTL than one of the catchers. Here’s the roster:

    C- Perez
    1b – Edwin
    2b – Schoop
    SS – Villar
    3rd – Longo
    CI – Rizzo
    MI – Trea
    OF – Betts, Springer, Pollock, Hernan, Khris
    Bench – Cain, Ozuna

    Thanks, Homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Morales

  50. Dirty d says:
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    Costanza or Ramos rest of season? Its a keeper league but I’m in contention for championship now, which is probably more important. Same league Buxton or Moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos…Buxton

  51. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey, Who you rather have as a keeper for next year? Polanco, Marte or Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: Odor is da dank!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s in The Upside Down, and thriving!

  52. JoeG414 says:
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    Weekend Streamers , you like ?
    Y.Ventura @ CWS
    R.Stephenson home vs Pit
    M.Moore @ DBacks
    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh… None really… Ventura

  53. The Hack says:
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    Haven’t watched last night’s MC yet but I’m kinda over it. So pissed Terry got knocked out in what was the worse thought out challenge ever. Let’s see here. No one who got fresh salmon was in the bottom. Fuck outta here with dat. The final group is mostly meh. I think they want southern girl to win and she probably will. David is such a douche. Hate that guy. And what’s with the judge wearing scarves. I can’t take any man wearing a silk scarf seriously…seriously bro? Seriously!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously! It’s the worst! David goes next level douche in the next episode… Like you can’t even believe it, next level…. Terry leaving was a shame, but I think you’re right, they’re grooming the southern mom to win with her insanely frizzy hair

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I saw the preview of David this week. Is it better than Nathan fainting? Speaking of Nathan im disappointed he didn’t come out of the closet on the show. I hope they never do the can salmon fresh salmon challenge again. Not fair. Did you notice moss healthy cooking usury a cast iron all the time. Cast iron usually means so so for healthy cooking

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Did you notice moss healthy cooking usury a cast iron all the time” Huh?

          Nathan fainting and then being okay about 15 seconds later was prolly better, but David’s hissy is solid… Is he the worst poker player ever? *sees bad cards, flips table upside down*

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: sorry driving in traffic. Miss healthy using a cast iron

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, I never heard of anyone using a castiron for healthy… It’s blackened fish or eggs, I thought

  54. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Hey Grey great call on Cashner yesterday! I’m up by like 30 now actually in this 2 week playoff matchup so I just want to double check with you on some upcoming start options…

    1) Right now I’m planning the starts marked with asterisks but I’ve found some new options so just curious if you think there’s some better options available now that I should go with?

    2) Any starts I shouldn’t be using anymore?

    9/9
    Pineda vs. TB (22.8)
    Skaggs vs. TEX (13.6)
    Salazar @MIN (8.0)*
    Musgrove vs. CHN (6.5)
    Ventura @CHA (-3.8)
    Gsellman @ATL (-10.7)

    9/10
    McHugh vs. CHN (4.7)
    Bettis @SD (4.3)
    Lugo @ATL (-3.1)
    Bradley vs. SF (-9.8)
    Eickhoff @WAS (-13.8)

    9/11
    L. Weaver vs. MIL (17.8)
    T. Anderson @SD (14.1)*
    Paxton @OAK (1.4)
    Colon @ATL (1.1)

    9/12
    Carrasco @CHA (17.1)*
    Foltynewicz vs. MIA (7.7)

    9/13
    Taillon @PHI (21.8)*
    Ray vs. COL (18.9)*
    Price vs. BAL (14.8)*
    Cotton @KC (5.7)
    Duffy vs. OAK (3.1)
    Cashner @ATL (-3.6)
    Bauer @CHA (-4.8)

    9/14
    Skaggs vs. SEA (17.6)*
    McHugh vs. TEX (11.5)*
    Nova @PHI (10.1)*
    Salazar @CHA (10.0)
    Musgrove vs. TEX (6.2)
    Pineda vs. LAN (5.4)
    Ventura vs. OAK (2.7)*
    Gsellman @WAS (-20.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      9/14 McHugh vs. TEX (11.5)*
      Nova @PHI (10.1)*
      Salazar @CHA (10.0)
      And add Weaver on 9/11
      Lose Skaggs on 9/14

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I’ll definitely start Salazar now as well as Weaver. And I’ll forget Skaggs then …

        1) However I was already planning on starting McHugh and Nova on 9/14 so you’re just reaffirming those starts?

        2) So stick with the all the other asterisk marked starts right?

        3) Also assuming De Leon actually starts @NYY then is he a must start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Yup, they’re fine 2. Yup 3. Not a must start, not a great matchup, but wait for the Streamonator’s final word on it

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Word YOU DA MAN!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  55. Nick says:
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    Dynasty team – Keeping ALL players
    only 2 moves left allowed !
    would you add:

    Catcher: Tom Murphy over Contreras ROS / 2017?

    SP: Cotton over any SP (see under) or Ottavino – imploding ERA and 2 saves last month!
    RP: Shae Simmons over Boone Logan? for holds now and maybe next year ATLANTA’s closer

    my team is:
    C Contreras
    1B Abreu / 2B Rendon / 3B Villar / SS Lindor
    OF JDMartinez -KDavis – Trumbo – Enciarte
    Util/Bench Hernan Perez (SB!) – Justin Turner- Swanson

    SP Cueto – GioG – Tanaka
    RP Maurer Ottavino Logan (ooch) (+Capps on DL)
    P DeLeon – Reyes- Lugo -Finnegan – DeSclafani

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Willson… Cotton over Otttavino

  56. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    How about that Tom Murphy guy……he’s pretty good….maybe someone to hold as a catcher these last few weeks….hmmmmmm

    BTW what on earth is Toomgis? Beyond that what’s an AM/PM?

    Between Toomgis and my 60 year old boss going to Burning Man with his wife I feel like everyone around me is on micro-dots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to step away from the microdocument to see the larger picture… Toomgis is on every other commercial during MLB TV package games and is a consortium of snack food… Your boss is a perv, deal with that.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: Yeah, but there’s like 4-5 catchers that aren’t a daily drain on your lineup, and streaming those suckers will kill your avg. and obp. I’m telling you Murphy might have a best case scenario setup for the next month.

        So it’s a convenience store in the southwest/west coast? I think those ads on MLB.TV are geo-targeted, cause I get Verizon commercials non-stop.

        I kept thinking of the Mad men episode where Roger Sterling drops acid and divorces Jane. Like does my boss take acid?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, maybe on the Toomgis…I don’t think we have AM/PM either, so I figured it was nationwide… I just Googled AM/PM Cali and got a result for AM/PM in Cali, Columbia….

          Your boss takes acid and wears a loin cloth

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, there ya go… You realize one of the worst corporate mascots in history is causing us to give them so much free pub… Who’s getting the last laugh here?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

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                @Grey: We’re both stoners, and creative. So I guess we’re their target market.

                BTW this guy Toomgis is 7 feet 6 inches tall? He’s the Yao Ming of mascots! I mean a daunting 6’6 wouldn’t do hey had to go the full 7+ route? I’m fascinated by Toomgis!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I don’t smoke weed (anymore)…. They should’ve made him seven feet eleven inches tall to shove that shizz in 7-11’s face

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah all it would’ve took is a couple bags of chips and a 20 oz soda, and BOOM! 7’11.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You have such a great can do attitude!

  57. Slimbo says:
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    thoughts on dropping bundy in a 10 team dyno? keep everyone with no cost

    could grab belt, ozuna, jose pereza

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop, Ozuna

  58. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    ‘Meet the Mets’ new guy = Tim Tebow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ridiculous

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: What, the Mets need a good backup, ahhhm, hmmm, Ammmmm, oh never mind. What a waste of a milb roster spot..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Only redeeming part of this is from what I’ve read they’re not wasting a spot on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m so uncontrollably excited for this…Ugh, I’m so old

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: I followed this story. I think her & her boy friend did it..

        Did OJ, errrrrrrr..Did they ever find the ‘REAL’ killer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think she did it, but I can be persuaded otherwise

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Been a while since I knew the whole story about this, really have no informed opinion on whether she innocent or guilty at this point.

        Haha, yeah you are! This might be so good. I’ve been slacking hard on documentaries lately. See any good ones recently?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You ever watch Doc & Darryl?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: My only take on this was she was freaky….. I like freaky

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The Freaky Knox

            • Steve says:
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              @Grey: Grey, have you seen:

              “Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware”

              “Cadillac Desert: Mulholland’s Dream”

              “The Forecaster”

              They’re solid docs, first two on YouTube, last one’s only avail on Vimeo

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No, I haven’t yet, thanks! Appreciate it!

                • Steve says:
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                  @Grey: hope you enjoy.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Thanks!

  59. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I need all the help I can get to make the playoffs.
    Currently my UTL is CJ Cron, which has been getting the job done.

    But, since I need help across the board, which is the better player for this weekend:

    Categories: avg, obp, runs, rbi, hr, sb, tb,

    Cron (TEX vs Angels) – vs Darvish, Hamels, and Lewis
    Gurriel (CHC vs HOU) – vs Lester, Lackey, and Arrieta
    Jose Reyes (Mets vs Braves ) – vs Teheran, Gant, and Perez

    Thanks for the help!
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  60. Steve Stevenson says:
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    OBP league, in the middle of a 2-week matchup, need to maximize AB and can afford to add some bats. Initial drops would be Moncada, Fowler and Tomas, with maybe one or two more depending on how the next few days go.

    1. Which OF to add out of Granderson, Ozuna and Puig?
    2. What are my next 2 adds, any position, out of the above OF and J. Reyes (SS/3B), Asdrubal (SS), Morales (DH) and Flores (1B/2B/3B/SS)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ozuna over Moncada 2. Puig, Grandy

  61. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Is there a way to view historical comments on this site? I remember back in April that I remarked that Carlos Santana can break 30 HRs when they started dabbling with him in the leadoff spot and was pretty much dismissed as a random comment… well he hit 30 today! Self congratulations are the best!!!!

  62. johnny be good says:
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    Grey,
    12-team H2H cat Keeper (keep 12) with limited moves (I’ve used 20 of 30), CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS
    I’ve got 2 moves to make this week (each week can do max 3 moves), you see any upgrades on the wire Grey ? anyone worth swapping out ? Who would you say is currently my low guy (to stream pitching with next week).
    Waiver
    HIT – K. Morales (waivers Sep 11), J. H. Kang, K. Davis, L. Cain, L. Forsythe, C. Granderson, J.T.Realmuto, , Schimpf, Panik, J.Reyes, J.Gyorko, Cron
    SP- J. Sheilds, S. Lugo, T. Anderson, C. Buchholz, C. Tillman, F. Liriano, D. Phelps (DL), M. Fiers

    C-Gattis
    1B- Goldy
    2B-Dozier
    3B-Torenado
    SS-Villar
    CI-K.Seager
    MI-Bregman
    LF-Braun
    CF-McCutch
    RF-Trumbo
    Util-J. Upton
    BN – Blackmon
    BN-HanRam
    SP-Arrieta
    SP-Sale
    SP-MadBum
    RP-Britton
    RP-Diaz
    P-Hwan Oh
    P-Salazar
    BN-Carrasco
    BN-Roark
    BN-Tanaka
    BN-Guerra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales and Kang are hot, but you’re not going to play them… Your free agent pitchers are not really good… Maybe Lugo over Guerra

  63. Beasts Blasts says:
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    Looking to add one of these 3 for final push. Puig. Santana. Osuna. In need of HR RBI and AVG. I realize Puig is a bit of a gamble getting enough at bats but if Reddick doesn’t pick it up he may bat against righties. Not sure which direction Osuna will go back from DL. Santana gives me everything but average on a solid offense team. Help please whom do I choose and why. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos Santana? Yes, him

      • Beasts Blasts says:
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        @Grey: dang waited to long. Or someone else saw my post. He’s gone. 2nd choose?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig

  64. nick the dick says:
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    You watch Atlanta last night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DVR’d, will prolly watch tonight… Wednesday are tough with full slate of games… Guess what? I also found Vice and DVR’d That’s Delicious, like a baller!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: There ya go, play on playa! Tape the Vice Essentials too, mini docs. I liked Atlanta, was funny. I can deal with your boy Dong Lover as an actor…did you ever listen to the Ras Kass? Has some joints I really like
        https://youtu.be/g2ZP5ULZiD8

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I listened to some Ras Kass, don’t own any of his stuff, don’t think I got that invested

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Well if you tell me you didn’t like those 2 songs you’re dead to me. Don’t die, Grey! Old Ras is the tits…
            https://youtu.be/fNwmVdHCfDc

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Listening now, homey, give me a chance to get on the Tubes

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: I got nothing but time

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I liked Soul on Ice, chill, pun, word… Strawberry’s my jammy jam, pun, word

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: dude. I used to play clips when fuck that’s delicious was a Web show. It was better then IMO

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How was Atlanta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I love me some strawberries… How’s the Big Body Bed guy’s rapping?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Not as much as you love butter pecan ricans….that guy doesn’t really rap I don’t think, he just talks shit over tracks sometimes it’s stupid

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What about the big black dude? He rap? Or another hype man?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Meyhem raps, he’s not terrible

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Yeah Meyhem is decent, on a lot of Action’s songs. Also raps about food.

                On Vice…record Black Market too. Michael K. Williams documenting why and how ppl break laws to make money.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I loved the BM episode about Newark carjacking… Saw that the other day… I’m all about Vice!

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: I saw that one too. Just watched the one about Brits who shoplift meat and sell for drugs.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: You watch the new AB Watches Ancient Aliens? Sabu!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ooh, I’ll have to look for that one

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Vice is so fetch

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Stop trying to make Vice a thing!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @nick the dick: I had a Sabu shirt from ECW. Never watched that show, any good?

  65. DonnieB says:
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    Gyorko,Belt and Moncada ROS? Which ONE to drop ? It is keeper league so,if close,do you hang onto Moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  66. The JoGarza says:
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    Hola Grey,

    12-team QS league. Got to activate Kershaw. Who’s the SP drop?

    Stroman, Lugo, Cotton, R.Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cotton

  67. Chris says:
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    H2H points league. Pick two.

    Lugo @ Atl. (Gant) – SON (-3.1)
    Fiers vs. ChC (Arrieta) – SON (-0.6)
    Colby Lewis @ LAA (Weaver) – SON (-1.9)
    Buchholz @ Tor ( Sanchez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo, Lewis

  68. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp

    Getting my butt kicked 9-1 in the first week of the playoffs, need help any way possible. Only 5 moves left to make this season, don’t mind blowing them all just to win this week. Already planning on picking up 3-4 streamers over the next three days.

    1) Here is my offense and the match ups for the next three days

    C Sanchez (Snell, Archer, Andriese)
    1B Rizzo (@Musgrove, @McHugh, @Fiers)
    2B Odor (@Skaggs, @Wright, @Weaver)
    3B Sano (Salazar, Clevenger, Kluber)
    SS Lindor (@Duffey, @Santiago, @Berrios)
    OF Betts (@Estrada, @Happ, @Sanchez)
    OF JD Martinez (Guasman, Jimenez, Tillman)
    OF Pollock (Bumgarner, Cueto, Moore)
    UTL Myers (Chatwood, Gray, Bettis)

    Would you pick up any of these hitters (dropping Taillon) to supplement the above hitters? Looks like Sano might have a rough 3 day match up, Myers has been cold and Pollock might get rested.

    Buxton (Salazar, Clevenger, Kluber)
    Morales (@Rodon, @Shields, @Sale)
    Kang (Adelman, Stephenson, Finnegan)
    Kiermeier (@Pineda, @Tanaka, @Cessa)
    Grichuk (Nelson, Anderson, Davies)
    Bregman (Lester, Lackey, Arrieta)
    J Turner (@Fernandez, @Koehler, @Urinas)
    J Reyes (@Teheran, @Gant, @Perez)
    Cron (Darvish, Hamels, Lewis)
    Gomez (@Skaggs, @Wright, @Weaver)

    2) Steamer for tomorrow? Any good?

    Gsellman @ ATL (Teheran)
    Perdomo COL (Chatwood)
    Snell @ NYY (Pineda)

    Or just hold and stream multiple pitchers this weekend?

  69. Letsgo says:
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    What’s your thought on dropping zack grienke? His next start is in San fran Sunday and I play in a weekly roto head to headeague where We try to max out 10 starts / week but I just had a pitcher lay an egg last night..

    I need to try and max out my starts (10 per week). Would you:

    A) keep grienke and start him in San fran
    Or
    B) drop him and grab a good matchup play Friday or Saturday and then drop that guy and grab another good matchup play on Saturday or Sunday, etc.
    Ratios are what you expect in a normal roto league just on a much smaller sample size (weekly)

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