Yesterday, Dee Gordon went 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and stole his 55th base.  Mean’s while, his teammate and my crush-bae, Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and hit his 55th homer.  According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last time two teammates hit their 55th homer and stole their 55th base in the same game was Jimmie Foxx and Sugar Cain in 1932.  Though, historians, led by Ken Burns, have said Sugar Cain played on a doctor’s prescribed cocaine named Hurry Coke, a precursor to Cherry Cola.  Sugar used to bunt with one hand while rubbing his gums with his other hand.  Any hoo!  Dee Gordon is carrying my NFBC team in steals, where I’m in first, and SAGNOF, and all of that, but steals are pathetic this year, as they were last year.  25 players have 20 or more steals, after 28 last year, but with a few players at 19 steals, we should get to 28 players again.  However, 14 guys stole 30 bags last year, and, this year, we’re at six players.  I will now laugh hysterically to avoid crying.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Marcell Ozuna – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer.  OZUNA just happy to chip in.  OZUNA like a Keebler Elf in that respect.

Dan Straily – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.17.  Rudy texted me during this game, “Must be something about Dan S’s, because Straily’s looking a lot like Danny Salazar right now.”  Tis true.  On a more useful note, I would only start Straily at home, and the Stream-o-Nator rightfully points out that is not the case for his next one.

Noah Syndergaard – Threw to hitters on Monday, and could return as soon as Saturday, though possibly out of relief.  You might be thinking to yourself, why would the Mets risk their prized ace to throw a few meaningless innings, especially out of relief when he’s not use to entering in the middle of a game?  My reply to you is, you should be in the Mets’ front office.

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.59.  I talk about this on today’s podcast, where I use some profane language (sorry, Halp’s mom), but the Mets really Mr. Bungled their entire team.  The Dark Knight, as Harvey used to go by, looks more like an R. Crumb comic.  Or Harry Crumb.

Nori Aoki – 3-for-5 and his 8th steal, hitting .317 on the Mets, as he leads off.  I meant to mention Aoki yesterday.  I grabbed him for a batty call yesterday, because I get my kicks from a fantasy fix, and he’s been a hot schmotato.

Jaime Garcia – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.19, though back-to-back solid starts, even if Girardi heard from somewhere Garcia is a five+ inning pitcher.  Maybe Girardi is pissed Garcia used his monogrammed towels by accident.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4, and his 44th homer, hitting .275.  For those of you who like arcane facts of Grey digging to find a negative on Judge, no player in history has 200 Ks and a .263+ average.  Judge is at 198 Ks.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-4 and his 21st and 22nd steal, and has three steals in the last two games.  As previously mentioned on the aforementioned tip, those are a very valuable 22 steals.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-3 and a slam (17) and legs (12), hitting .275.  Sure, he missed some games this year, but seventeen homers is pathetic.  I feel bad for the printer of the Famous Jewish Sports Legends pamphlet.  He gets paid by the page, and with Braun being removed that cash-money.

Brent Suter – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Um, yeah, no.

Starling Marte – Might not return this year.  Weird, before he was busted for PEDs he was so resilient to injuries.  Oh, I see.

Francisco Cervelli – Out for the season.  Insert Tyra GIF of “Everyone was rooting for you,” and, after the word “was,” carat in the word “not.”

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  Geez, man, it’s real hard to take out one Jenga piece, and knock down the whole structure.

Matt Olson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  He has seven home runs in the last nine games.  Once again with some stank, SEVEN HOME RUNS IN NINE GAMES.  I am davening towards Olson in the A’s box score like he’s G*d.  Yo, Rhysus, no offense, homey, but Olson’s the greatest of all time.   Haven’t seen a Septactular performance like this since the man Maas Appeal was named after.  My love for this guy is as big as Tyra’s forehead.

Matt Joyce – 3-for-6, 1 run, and three homers in his last ten games, though that isn’t the A’s last ten games, so schmotato p to the erhaps, but need to pla to the toon.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, and his 4th steal.  Can Castellanos be a sleeper for the fifth year in a row next year?  Does Ken Bone wear a red sweater whenever he wants to be recognized?

Adam Wainwright – Will finish the year in the bullpen.  Backdate this three years.

Dustin Pedroia – Headed for a CAT scan after he was hit in the nose by a foul ball.  He should ask his older brother, he’s got some experience with foul balls, I’m sure.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .269.  Though, with how the ball is juiced this year, nine homers equals negative two.

Doug Fister – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.86 vs. Dylan Bundy – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.24.  H2H championship participant, “I had a Fister and now I’m down for the five count like Bundy.”

Pedro Alvarez – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Whoa, there’s a blast from the past, literally.  So, Alvarez couldn’t get a deal with a Korean team or he’s waiting for the Korean winter meetings.  Though, the way we’re going it might be the Korean nuclear winter meetings.

Jon Lester – Pushed back to Wednesday, causing him to lose his two-start week.  Major league teams don’t care about your H2H playoffs, which is a shame because the winner gets $250 cash-money and the last place finisher has to wear rainbow spanx to next year’s draft.  What do MLB teams have on the line?!  Hmm!

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  Ugh, I think I need to bring out the douchey one word sentences here.  It.  Was.  The.  Padres.  Doode.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, as he was recalled from the Triple-A after hitting .509 with four homers.  Why does that worry me?  No, I’m not Alfred E. Neuman.  It worries me because when a guy does so poorly in the majors, then hits the crizzap out of the ball in Triple-A, I think he’s a Quad-A player.  Hopefully those rumors are unfounded like Kevin Hart being unfaithful.  *intern whispers in my ear*  What happened to Kevin Hart?!  Whoa.  Any hoo!  If you need power, I could see grabbing Renfroe, he should play.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.26 as he was outpitched by Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.57, because September baseball is crazy.  You got Jaime Garcia looking like an ace, and Kershaw giving up a grand slam to Aaron Altherr.  Because, again, September baseball is crazy.  Guarantee you that next March someone will ask a question like this, “Grey, handsome AF, Fantasy Master Lothario, I’m thinking I need an ace for my H2H team.  So, I looked at all of the top ten pitchers’ schedules in September, and Kershaw has the best September schedule.”  *picks up research of that person, makes an airplane out of the paperwork, throws it out the window*  That’s what I think of March research of September schedules.

  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Fantastic write-up!

    a. Had to whip through ’cause I’m going to Don Ameche.

    b. Rambo quote of the day for September 19 (from Rambo II)

    John Rambo Quote of the day for July 4

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Rambo! Did not expect a woman, no?’

    Rambo: ‘We’d better go.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Go to river. How come you so late?’

    Rambo: ‘Got hung up.’

    [Rambo is full of puns!]

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘I have arranged boat to take us down river. Old ways not safe. You come a long way, Rambo, to see empty camp.’

    Rambo: ‘You’re using pirates?’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Best way down river. Not get army suspicious.’

    Rambo: ‘What about patrol boats?’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Russian. Rambo. Want to eat?’

    Rambo: ‘Maybe later.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘How you get into this?’

    Rambo: ‘- It’s a long story.

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘- Long ride.’

    Rambo: ‘Well, after I left the Special Forces, I moved around a lot.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Why you leave army?’

    Rambo: ‘When I… came back to the States, I found there was another war going on.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘What war?’

    Rambo: ‘Kind of like a quiet war, a war against… all the soldiers returning. That’s the kind of war you don’t win. It’s… it’s my problem. How about you? How’d you get into it?’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘My father worked for intelligence agency. He killed, and I take his place. It’s too much death here. Death everywhere. Just want to live, Rambo. Maybe go America. Live the quiet life. What you want?’

    Rambo: ‘Well, to win. To survive.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Not so easy to survive. Still war here.’

    Rambo: ‘To survive a war, you gotta become war.’

    John Rambo Quote of the day for July 5

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘That why they pick you? ‘Cause you like to fight?’

    Rambo: ‘No, I’m… I’m expendable.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘Expendable. What mean “expendable”?’

    Rambo: ‘It’s like if someone invites you to a party, and you don’t show up, doesn’t really matter. What is this?’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘It bring me good luck. What bring you good luck?’

    Rambo: ‘I guess this.’

    [Rambo wields his hunting knife.]

    John Rambo Quote of the day for July 6

    Murdock: ‘- No further reports.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- I wanna go out with the extraction team.’

    Murdock: ‘- Denied.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Denied?’

    Murdock: ‘- Unnecessary risk.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- We have a schedule to keep. – We don’t know if Rambo’s alive.’

    MP: ‘- The odds are against it.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You said we’d go through as planned.’

    Murdock: ‘OK. If you want to go through with it, we will. Colonel’s joining the extraction team. You’re a damn good man, Trautman.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): See? Camp empty. We move closer. Cycle girl whore from village.’

    Rambo: ‘Come on.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘- What is it?’

    Rambo: ‘- A bow. No sound. You’re not going in there.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘But I thought you’re supposed only to take pictures. – What about orders?’

    Rambo: ‘- No more orders, Co.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘I’ve come to get you out.’

    Rambo: ‘Don’t talk.’

    Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!): ‘- There are others.’

    Rambo: ‘- I’ll be back.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Many thanks, mensch! Made it safely.

        a. Met up with the mission members from HR. They seem to be very kind. Had a 45 minute meeting with a talent search executive. Hopefully things come to fruition.

        b. Internet seems to be working. Thank God for small wonders. (That’s what she said.)

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice

  2. fausto

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    Snell vs CHC($7)
    Moore vs COL($14)
    Chatwood @SF(-$3ish)
    Grabbed Snell,… Are we rolling out Moore in a H2H SEMI?

    Showing love here, but its been a long time since ive checked out SON or HTron, like since Dom Brown and Tehol were a bae’d up IT couple(D-Hol), BUT all seriousity, ive been on razzball.com for like 12 hours straight… Got lost in all the new Bots, Trons, Optimizers, can’t imagine the amount of time put into those…. shit is GENIUS A F!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fausto: HAHA, Genius AF! I’d go Moore

  3. Packers says:
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    I think that was the first HR aloowed by Kershaw in his career. He doesn’t get himself in trouble to often.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: More so recently

  4. chris says:
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    SoN likes them, but I’m wondering if you would start Sabbathia vs twins and Cueto vs colorado in a H2H points league today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: I would not

  5. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Corbin, last two starts against the Padres:

    9.1 IP
    15 H
    12 R
    6 BB
    6 K

    Utter crap.

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Olson is out of his mind right now and at about 40 homers between minors and here. What do you think of him for next year….potential keeper in the vein of Rhysus?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Good point – and Rhys has insane OBP numbers (for OBP OPS leagues)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  7. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Gotta bench one today…who you benching from the below?

    Machado v Pomeranz

    Rhys v Darvish

    Domingo @ pit-Trevor Williams

    Olson @ det-bell (Lhp but near 7 era)

    Upton v Clevinger

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: TRON hasn’t really caught up to Rhys (3) or Olson (-10) yet, and is low but positive on Domingo and Upton. TRON is the usual high on Machado.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – yeah keeping an eye on it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  8. hondo says:
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    It’s the most beautiful time of the year.Damn,it’s gonna be over soon.

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: Hmm,I think I had a childhood Andy Williams flashback there.Stoopid parents! I wanted more Johnny Cash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: It is a beautiful time of the year, btw

  9. Swfcdan says:
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    Olson has been a monster ever since I added him (might help me get from 6th to 5th place woohoo!). I keed, was always going to be a rebuilding year in my keeper as teams so damn strong.

    Way he’s playing might even be worth keeping at $9 next year amiright? (OBP league too).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Depends on league depth, but maybe

  10. G says:
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    I know it’s early but at equal keeper value of the of the 10th round, you liking Severino or Rhys Hoskins for next year? My other keepers are Arenado, Correa, Machado, Trea turner.

    Also, in the last week of championship round yanks to you and Razzball. Would you consider benching Machado for Eugenio Suarez or Tim Anderson who has been hot, or would I want to kill myself if Machado has a huge game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Hoskins — Gotta play Machado

  11. Sean says:
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    Please rank:

    Castellanos, morales, tim anderson, moncada, jose martinez, canleario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Anderson, Cast, Moncada

  12. Roto league where Wins/ERA/WHIP are extremely close. Would you start Nola vs LAD, Berrios @ NYY, and/or McHugh vs. CWS today?

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      @[email protected]!: I’ll let Grey pick between these two. But I’m starting McHugh today. White Sox have actually hit a bit lately and he did give up 7ER to them back in early August, so it could blow up on me. I chose to stream him over Sabathia.

      • @knucks: I can roll out all 3 guys if I want to. It’s really a matter of bench vs. start for each one. Sorry for not being clearer. Feel good about Nola. Think McHugh SHOULD get a win with decent ratios. Berrios seems 50/50. Trust Grey more than I trust me though haha.

          • sportivetricks says:
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            @Grey:

            Yar, I learned to only start Berrios at home.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  13. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Looking for steals – drop Marte for Gardner at this point (non-keeper)?

  14. DonnieB says:
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    Renfroe over Candelario ROS? Need a few HRs. Peraza on waiver wire. Take him over Corey Seager orTim Anderson? Or I could take him to OF over Haniger or Margot? Every point will be critical n last week? Thanks. How do we connect for the night at Mastro’s in OC! Scotch and daiquiris!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Renfroe… I’d hold on others… I’m always here to connect with…

  15. Lubey says:
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    @Grey

    Is Streamonator a god with that pivetta call?? I had no where near the stones to stream him when I saw Kershaw. That thing must be purring away while covered in WD40

  16. Gator says:
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    Olson has 18 HRs in his last 121 ABs. That’s a HR every 7 at bats. Bonds would be envious of that pace. Top 100 in 2018? Higher?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      There are a lot of power bats that are going to be tough to rank next year. Can’t wait to see who Grey thinks is legit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: I wouldn’t have said top 200 two weeks ago, so he’s come a long way, but not that long

  17. ctrengove says:
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    Grey,

    Are you streaming Collin McHugh today at home against the recently hot White Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ctrengove: I am not personally, but I could see it

  18. Alex Sutara says:
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    I’ve heard Salazar is getting the nod for Thursday @ LAA. No SON’s on him yet, nor does ESPN even say he’s projected.

    If he gets the nod are you starting him?

  19. Nomahhh says:
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    Streamonator loves Felix and Paxton this week but not sure if its accounting for the possible shorter outing. In my H2H championship, I’m going against a guy who only has 1 starting pitcher because he bought every top closer and just fires out 6 RP’s a day. So, long story short, even if Felix and Pax only go 5-6, they could snag a W and a few K’s, which should still help a lot. Not a lot of beautiful streaming options out there as a lot of the ones streamonator likes are on teams benches who are out of it now. Throw these guys out there? Both are at home against Texas. Thanks Grey!

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      I wouldn’t because they could screw up your ratios for the week. I only start sure fire aces when I’m playing someone with a roster like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nomahhh: I wouldn’t start either

  20. Wu Tanguay Clan says:
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    I dropped Marte in a keeper (standard + OPS & QS). Can keep 5, but had planned on keeping:

    Kershaw
    Seager
    Freeman
    Judge
    Dozier/Benitendi/Bregman/Krush/Nola?

    Just looking for confirmation I’m not an idiot… thanks!

  21. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    On Sunday morning, I was in search of a streamer for my last move of the week. My opponent had beat me to the wire and scooped up any and all decent options to spite me. The wire was barren and I was in search of a miracle. I turned to SoN and saw Matthew Boyd as the only positive option on the board. While his year to date numbers were a trainwreck, I had no other choice but to saddle up and ride as he brought me to the ship!! Incredible luck but that’s why I’ll always pay for SoN.

    Now on to today: Corbin put me in a bit of a hole last night. I have 4 guys going today. Leaning towards starting all of them but I’m a little skeptical of Berrios on the road. What do you think?

    Marquez (@SF) 6.6
    Nola (v. LAD) 5.9
    Clevinger (@LAA) -2.9
    Berrios (@NYY) -3.1

    • here comes the pizza says:
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      @here comes the pizza: I can also scoop McHugh (v. CHW) 12.9

      McHugh 2 starts would be big as my moves are limited to 7 per week and I’ve already used 2

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          @Grey: In the same boat with Corbin … would you use him for his next start Home vs Miami?

          Would you start Wacha @ PIT this week if you started Corbin last night?

          12 team H2H, 2 moves left for the week.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d use Corbin again… I’d start Wacha

  22. peacecoast says:
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    ya ok looks like I’m gonna finish second in my league for the second straight year.

    It is so GD hard to win a league!

    Anyway, I have no FAAB $ left and we are past trade deadline so there is nothing I can do.

    Back on The Americans, season 2 now. Loving it.

    How will we discuss our TV viewing in the offseason Grey!?!? say it ain’t so!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: I’m here all winter — You ever watch Line of Duty on Hulu?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: ya saw season 1! was great. Was cool seeing the Brit perspective on crime and corruption. You said they get better too right?

      Don’t have Hulu so would have to pay for rest of seasons so that’s why I am on Americans right now (Amazon prime).

      You mean you write in the winter too? I forget. daily write ups? Oh ya that is when you do those sleeper posts right? ok good nvm!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I do recaps, Rookie outlooks, sleepers then we’re in the rankings again — yeah, Line of Duty gets so good

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Grey: oh don’t forget you promised to work on the Sequel to Who Is grey albright too this year.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So much to do!

  23. Spyre says:
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    1st week of the playoffs

    Is anyone starting Giolito @ HOU today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: I wouldn’t

  24. Don Majikowski says:
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    Drafted Marte over Stanton this year. That is all.

  25. Art Vandelay says:
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    Is Duvall droppable in a 10 team H2H categories league for the finals? Or maybe I should’ve dropped him already? Was thinking of letting him go to pick up McHugh for a stream. My current OF without Duvall is Blackmon, Springer, D. Santana, Buxton, Olson/DeShields. Thoughts? Thanks!

  26. So this might be kinda a loaded/long question so thanks in advance!

    I’m in the semifinals of a yahoo pro league (12 team h2h 5×5) and I’m facing an all closer team.

    I already cut my streamer spots and picked up a couple extra bats to try and play pitching matchups with the offense.

    My question is how do you handle pitching vs this kind of matchup? Do you toss everyone out with a good matchup or try to cherry pick the best starts?

    My opponent is rolling with: C Green, R Iglesias, G Holland, F Rivero, W Davis, K Giles and Y Petit

    My SP matchups for the week are as follows right now:

    D Pomeranz @ BAL (9/19)
    M Clevinger @ LAA (9/19)
    C Anderson @ PIT (9/19)
    A Wood @ PHI (9/20)
    L Weaver @ CIN (9/20)
    J Verlander vs LAA (9/22)
    T Bauer @ SEA (9/22)
    C Carrasco @ SEA (9/23)
    C Anderson vs CHC (9/24)

    Anyone you wouldn’t start? This is of course assuming he doesn’t have closer blow ups early in the week… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Michael: So, your opponent is throwing only relievers? You don’t have a minimal inning requirement? I’d go day by day, and try to cherry pick good matchups

      • @Grey:

        In yahoo pro leagues there’s a 7.0 IP minimum requirement… easy to meet with just relievers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, that sucks

      • @Grey:

        Are there any starts in that list you would skip (in my OP)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Michael: You can get a free trial for SON to look at matchups… Off top of my head, I wouldn’t start Pom, Weaver, but SON might disagree which would change my opinion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Fungazi says:
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    Would you start schmotatoes Pham @ Cin (Stephens) and Castellanos vs Oak (Gossett) over slumpin’ Rhys today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Two guys over one? I’d go Rhys

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, 3 guys to choose from for last 2 spots. Too many schmotatoes this time of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: I’d go Rhys, Cast

  28. The Great Knoche says:
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    2 weeks to go. Only 7 months until Opening Day!

    Tyra’s Forehead is large.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Six and half months until OD!

  29. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamers for tomorrow- Which two do you like the best.
    Brault vs MIL-SON+4.2
    Moore vs Colo-SON+14.5
    Chatwood @ SF-SON-3.8
    Junis @ Tor-SON-2.6
    Sanchez vs Oak-SON-0.3
    Mengden @ Det. SON-7.0
    Tomlin @ LLA SON -6.5

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Brault — I don’t fully trust any of them

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        I agree on the trust factor. You never know what type of game Moore will pitch-good or get bombed. Brault looked good in minors and last time vs Mil.

        • Grey

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          Agreed

  30. S-wilk says:
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    Giolitto @HOU, vsKC
    OR
    Paxton vs TEX

    5×5. Need counting stats but it’s a real tight ratio race as well

    • Grey

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      Neither? Lucas

      • S-wilk says:
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        @Grey:
        Could also start Shark @LAD. Gotta play one of my three options, Ugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly try my chances with one lousy start from Samard

  31. Chris R says:
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    my opponent for the finals is my coworker, and he lambasted me for using matt moore in my semi finals last week against another opponent. With Matt Moore having such a high SON number, I HAVE to use him this week right? If he excels it’s a double victory and a gut punch?

    Am I safe to drop Kelvin Herrera for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Herrera… I guess gotta start Moore and fingers crossed

  32. Foul balls says:
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    mlb,s single year home run record is 16 dongs away from being broken, who breaks that record tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adam Frazier!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Dee Gordon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Sorry, I just saw the comment without the context… I’m sticking with Adam Frazier

          • Foul balls says:
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            @Grey: i don’t have frazier on any of my teams but my competition does, first time i hope you are not right lol. I’m going with Springer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good luck!

  33. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Made this move this morning: dropped McCullers for Salazar’s spot start. I’m in the semi-finals and I can’t keep McCullers due to his next start uncertainty. I was also thinking five innings from Salazar is probably better than most of what I could find on waivers.

    Agree with this move?

    Thanks for the year round write-ups. I’m in the semis due to you and your team’s efforts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, don’t trust McCullers or Salazar tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and thanks!

  34. Winter is Coming says:
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    Hey grey in the championship right now, sat is the last day I have 3 starting pitching spots remaining was thinking of –

    Tomlin v laa
    Wacha v pit
    Cobb v bal
    Raynaldo v kc
    Taijuan v mia
    Eduardo v cin
    Stephenson v bos
    Tehran v phi
    Berrios v nyy (I currently have berrios which would mean I would need 2 of the above but I’m a little iffy on relying on him in yankee stadium when they’re not looking too bad at the moment)
    Would you take any of these or do you prefer other diamonds in the rough? Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Home or away matters

      • Winter is Coming says:
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        @Grey:
        Was kind of leaning towards dropping berrios and going with tehran, wacha and Cobb? I really don’t trust any of these guys but these were the majority of best available

        • Winter is Coming says:
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          @Winter is Coming: unfortunately match ups are as is too, all
          Of them are away games I believe….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran, Wacha, Taijuan

      • Winter is Coming says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey appreciate the help this season I’ll be bugging you in the future to help decide on keepers again lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    Looks like Marte is in te lineup today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, they said just yesterday he was done for the year… Well, whatever

      • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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        @Grey: They sure got you! I was pretty excited by your blurb, too. My opponent in my H2H finals matchup has Marte. I sort of hope he uses him, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s still garbage…Marte, I don’t know your opponent, might be a nice person

          • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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            @Grey: He’s one of my kids’ godparents, but he’s also won the league three years in a row (I’ve lost to him in the finals three years in a row), so he’s a jerk.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Total jerk!

  36. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Forgot a couple of guys from my earlier question… would you bench (1) Domingo @ Trevor Williams; (2) Devers @ Gausman; or (3) Reyes @ Despaigne?

    OBP OPS league, but just looking for best chance of a nice stat-filled game.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. jason batteiger says:
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    as we figured bader getting jerked around now. playoffs OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. options to replace (HOPE harper gets back from DL slot) or
    j.parker/szuczur/aybar/luplow (not today though he’s off)/aoki/b.phillips
    suzuki/ethier/winker/l.adams
    OR i could go suzuki/iannetta/alfaro, and move lucroy to 1B, hoskins to OF for days one of the catchers are off. for today TRON is saying aoki (and he’s hot lately too), but winker seems to be starting again and leading off. seeing if you’d have any preferences here, i have 7 moves a week so could stream them too.
    rest of roster
    C lucroy (1B)
    1B freeman (3B)
    2B dejong (SS/3B)
    3B j.turner
    SS albies (2B)
    MI c.hernandez (2B)
    CI hoskins (1B/OF)
    OF (4) braun/puig/inciarte/thames (1B)
    util (1) schebler
    DL harper
    this roster has dealt with tons of injuries all year (harper/braun/j.turner) but is still kicking ass.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: if it wasn’t entirely obv, 10 team NL only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  38. Daze says:
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    i am 4 saves behind leader I have 3 RP’S currently and I am going to add another to try and bridge the gap
    Here are the choices
    Luis Garcia
    Petit
    Ziegler
    Claudio
    Thanks.
    If you can please pick your top 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Claudio, Petit

  39. Daze says:
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    ziegler i just found out now has a virus and is not available to pitch for a few days. So he’s not an option. (not that he was a very good one to begin with)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  40. Daze says:
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    thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  41. philip lutz says:
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    Final week—Beltre or Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre

  42. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    14 team with OPS, have in the SS/MI/BN spots t.anderson/peraza/pedroia. peraza getting jerked around yet again, pedroia with a face injury (possibly concussion). drop pedroia for which of
    b.phillips/pinder/yolmer or drop peraza for ketel one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza for Ketel

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: wow, espn just today changed their whole box score/play by play layout. the play by plays are now backwards (newest stuff at top, and type is much bigger)

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: oh WOW, and now you can look at EVERY pitch and a description after the fact. why couldn’t they have done this before fantasy football and hockey seasons?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, seriously

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So random to do this now

  43. William Hung says:
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    Doesn’t Rizzo know he’s in the Fantasy Baseball Playoffs? C’mon man – can’t go 0/4 with 3Ks with SOOOO MUCH ON THE LINE!!! BAH! (Also playing 2B…)

  44. steve stevenson says:
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    10×10 h2h, 4 moves left for the year. Down 2 HLD, tied in SV, and Corbin and Godley have put my SP stats in the crapper against the Pads. That said, I’m up in the matchup overall.

    Would you add a Holds guy, add a closer, stream SP or hold off till later in the week? It’s a next day pickup league.

  45. Ball Park Frank says:
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    Buxton against Severino or Merrifield against Brett Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

  46. Ball Park Frank says:
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    I had bad service or it was too late. Locked in with Merrifield. Buxton owners can thank me when he homers and steals a bag or two. Haha
    Good luck today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      • Ball Park Frank says:
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        @Grey: I have a keeper question for you. 12 team H2H standard 5×5. My league allows us to keep 5 players. You can keep them for 3 seasons then they must be traded or dropped. I’ve kept Dozier and Edwin twice, Jansen once.
        I can trade players for round 6-22 picks so it doesn’t make sense to trade any elite players.
        A) Can you rank these guys?
        Edwin
        Dozier
        Upton
        Bellinger
        Kluber
        Jansen
        Bumgarner
        B) Who would you consider moving for picks?
        C) Would you consider Rhys a potential keeper? I like his home park, not his lineup so much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why are you in this old post? Rhys is a potential keeper… bell, Klub, Upton, Edwin… move Edwin or Doz

          • Ball Park Frank says:
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            @Grey: I just realized I was in the old post. My bad. Thanks

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