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Yesterday, Domingo Santana had a double slam (23, 24) and legs (12).  Maybe it’s confirmation bias, but it feels like Domingo is just so much better on Sunday, right?  Carl Jung and Sting would say I’m onto something with this synchronicity.  As someone who doesn’t own Domingo anywhere, but wishes he did own him, I can understand when Jung and Sting speak of the duality of a man.  I get the sense Domingo Santana will be underrated in 2018 too.  Of course, I think this is crazy for a 25-year-old guy capable of a 30/15 season in a great home park.  As Sting specifically sang, there’s a little black man named Sunday.  He’s not the same old thing on Saturday.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.52.  Okay, okay, but his next start is in Wrigley.  The field, not the gum.

Edwin Jackson – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.77.  The Regression Fairies are quick to point out Kit Harrington’s butt depicts the Golden Spiral, Taco Tuesdays means something else in The Village, and they will seek and destroy your pitcher’s ratios.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Came back to earth (hitting .240 in 2nd half), but has continued to hit for some power (11 HRs post-ASB), and has stayed healthy way longer than I ever would’ve guessed.

Matt Harvey – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.97, as he return from the DL vs. the Astros.  Teach the Mets to start a guy named Harvey vs. Houston.

Wilmer Flores – Broke his nose on a foul ball.  Wilmer hadn’t looked that broken up since leaving a theater playing The Notebook.

Nori Aoki – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th steal as he was picked up by the Mets.  He left the Jays as a schmotato last week, so maybe he’s still rolling, Nori-style.

Lance McCullers – Will return on Wednesday.  “‘Bout time my team name made sense!”  That’s Ice T with his fantasy team, McCullers-Cullers-Cullers-Cullers.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-3, and his 1st steal as he was activated from the 10-day DL.  To the person who said to the sidelined Correa, “Why don’t you steal anymore?”  Thank you, whoever you are!  By the way, he was on the 10-day DL for seven weeks.  I’m going to put this prediction down here.  It may be in ten years, it may be in two years.  Prediction:  in the future, MLB will have more specific DL times.  Not sure why it’s taking this long, but at some point MLB will have 10-day, 15-day, 30-day, 45-day, 60-day and 90-day DL stints.  It’s so logical, you’re thinking to yourself right now, “Why don’t they just have this now?”

Mike Fiers – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.78.  Well, that two-start week by Fiers could’ve worked out better.  *puts tacks on desk, slams head into tacks*

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .301.  Also, in this game, Delino DeShields (2-for-3, 2 runs) hit his 4th homer.  Mean’s while, Joey Gallo (2-for-3, 1 run) was caught stealing a bag, as it was Vice Versa day at the park in Arlington.

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs hit his 16th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Chris Stratton – Scratched from his start on Saturday.  No word from the Giants about the scratch.  Perhaps Bruce Bochy is pretending to be a mime.  Sorry, Bochy, there’s no invisible box big enough for your head.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.15.  He pitchslapped Luke Weaver (7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.50), and Bumgarner is legitimately the Giants’ 2nd best hitter.  He might not be their best pitcher though if they keep starting him.

Harrison Bader – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend, though he had Saturday off, because the Cards have approximately 14 outfielders.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer.  You in March, “Yo, someone in my league drafted DeJong before Addison Russell!  Haha, what a dope!”  You now, “Yo, I have a witch in my league.”

Kelvin Herrera – Out for a few days with a forearm strain, which is a reoccurrence of an issue from a few weeks ago, i.e., he’s a setback away from being shut down like your drunk aunt at your Labor Day BBQ.  In Herrera’s place, Brandon Maurer (1 IP, 0 ER, and the save yesterday) will step in as closer.  Isn’t it funny (it’s not funny) how some guys (Brandon Maurer) get a ton of save opportunities no matter where they’re playing and no matter how awful they are?  Told you, hilarious!

Jarrod Dyson – Out a few days with a re-injured groin.  “What did you do for Labor Day?”  You, “Read about a man’s groin.”  A’la Nelson, Ha-HA!

Danny Duffy – Played catch from 60 feet.  All his pitches landed six inches past the plate.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .298, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  That he’s not owned in 100% of leagues is slightly baffling, but maybe (can you sense a segue coming?) it’s because people have moved onto fantasy football.

Miguel Sano – Won’t travel on the week-long road trip.  This feels like one of those scenarios where the Twins keep us hanging on like that motivational cat poster, but eventually Sano is shut down for the regular season.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 3rd homer in the last two games.  Hello, fortune seekers and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!), you’ve found the number one schmotato to add today.

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  Cy Young?   I don’t know; if Chris Sale gets to 19 wins and 300 Ks, he’s gonna be tough to beat.  Since May, Kluber’s been the best AL pitcher.

Danny Salazar – Will rejoin the Indians’ rotation on Tuesday.  He’ll likely only throw three to four innings, then turn it over to relievers.  Be interesting to see which Salazar shows up, healthy K-zar or injured D-zar-ster.

Jose Ramirez – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer, hitting .310.  I just gave you a Jo-Ram lede last week after a huge offensive game, otherwise he would’ve been featured today.  Homeslice is definitely on one, says the guy trying to bring back Homeslice.

Josh Tomlin – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Tigers, ERA at 5.20.  The Tigers’ cleanup hitter is John Hicks, who I thought was the director of inspirational sports movies, but that’s John Lee Hancock.  So, no idea who John Hicks is.  Maybe Witness Protection got super lazy with renaming, and it’s John Hinckley.  No idea.  Oh, and this is all to say Tomlin is not a good pitcher, but the Tigers are worse.

Rhys Hoskins – Didn’t start yesterday after being hit on the hand.  Surprisingly, Rhysus wasn’t hit on the hand by a player named Roman.

Jose Urena – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Hey, Young Buck, turn away if you watched Urena sit on waivers all year and never picked him up.  It’s best for you.  On our Player Rater, he’s a top 40 starter, ya know, better than Jon Lester, Danny Duffy, Cole Hamels and Kyle Hendricks, to name a few that are near-100% owned.

Justin Bour – Began a rehab assignment.  True story, I almost wrote his name as Bustin Jour, and now I think his name would be better as that.  Who is throwing a fastball to Bustin?  Nobody, I’ll tell ya that!

Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  This start doesn’t look amazing until you consider it was in Coors, and his August ERA in 39 1/3 IP was 2.52.  Oh, and when I looked at his next start on the Stream-o-Nator, my eyes bulged like John Lithgow’s in The Twilight Zone: The Movie (totally hip reference!).

Paul Goldschmidt – Him, Arenado and Mark Reynolds had Sunday off in Coors, because their managers are conspiring to screw my fantasy teams.  We can’t rest people in Petco?

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  This start came in Coors, which shows you that mile high is actually below sea-level for Godley.

Aaron Hicks – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  Hicks is so productive (except when he’s hurt).  The devil is in the parentheticals.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .231.  I give managers a lot of crap, but good for Girardi for batting Holliday in the seven hole.  He should barely be in the lineup, let alone batting higher.  Though, he does have two homers in two games, so he might be hot.  Damn, am I talking myself out of the praise of Girardi?

Aaron Judge – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 38th homer, hitting .275.  He also added in two Ks, as he marches towards 200 Ks on the year.  Well, not march, more of a lurch.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Okay, about what I said for Holliday, um, Headley’s batting 2nd?

Chris Sale – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.85.  C’mon, let’s get Kluber over the top like Rocky in that movie that wasn’t Rocky!

Andrew Albers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Had a no-hitter through five innings, but Happy Labor/Albers Day was too perfect.  Albers throws about as fast as a knuckleballer, only he doesn’t have a knuckleball.  Impressed, I am not.  Talk like Yoda, I do.

Mitch Haniger – 4-for-5 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in four games, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Robinson Cano – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Look at this guy trying to pretend he’s as good as Jonathan Schoop.

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I’ve been talking up this schmotato since hundreds had small faces!  Not really, but for about a week he’s been hot.

Marcus Stroman – Hit by a liner on his elbow, but argued to stay in the game, so it doesn’t sound too bad.  Maybe he was wearing his Iron Mike Sharpe elbow pad.  CST!  (Canadians Stick Together)

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .261.  Okay, so nowhere near the value you drafted him for, but he has salvaged a total mess of a season.

Welington Castillo – 3-for-5 and his 17th and 18th homers, and six homers in the last eleven games.  If this were India, I’d be ‘shipping this Beef with prayer emojis.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .246.  This guy’s putting together the most yawnstipating season.  Has he homered even twice in a week all year?  Don’t answer, don’t want to know, because it feels like he hasn’t.  That’s all that matters.  Like when it’s cold in the winter and it feels like climate change is a hoax.  That’s all that matters, how it feels.  I got the feels!

Matt Andriese – 5 IP, 5 ER in his first start since he was activated from the DL.  Fun fact!  Andriese is Italian for undressing.  “Mama mia! Dem bracioles are Andriese!”  It’s not just the crime family ties, I wouldn’t trust him this year until we see something.

Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA 2.25.  Mama mia!  Giolito is Andriese major league hitters!  I already gave you my Lucas Giolito fantasy, but you better believe I’m cyclops’ing him hard for next year.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Real talk, I’m going to be excited about Tim Anderson next year, as I was this past preseason, and I will grow bored of him within the month of April, as I did this year.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .301, as he returned to the lineup after missing a few days with a tweaked elbow.  Put your concerns for Jose in your hat, and call his elbow macaroni!

Chris Archer – Left the game after three batters with “right lateral forearm tightness.”  He could play catch today if Dr. Koco Eaton okays it.  Oh, and if you go to a doctor named Koco, he better be good.

Yu Darvish – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.09, and this game was vs. the Padres.  Don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but has Darvish been pitching with an injury all year?  Did Tommy John not work for him?  I’m gonna have to put a monocle on my cyclops this offseason, and really look closely at him.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.57, as he was activated from the DL.  I hope this start knocks Wood (pun!) down from the top 4 for Endorphin Ralph’s top 100 starters.  My guess is no.  Endorphin’s pot-committed at this point.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 36th homer, hitting .272.  He’s two home runs away from Judge, in about a month less at-bats.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  I don’t understand why anyone would not automatically start Chacin in home games.  For the last two months, I’ve said his home ERA is below 2.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and around the 17th time I’ve told you about him in the last 16 days.  Give or take 12 times and 12 days.

Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.45 in two starts.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, so I’ll avoid saying how bad his peripherals look while saying exactly that.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Man, I don’t trust this guy at all anymore.  Ever since he had his cancer scare, his pitching has been iffy at best.  Not counting him out for his career by any means, but I’m likely not going back in on him unless circumstances are dire like a wolf in GOT.

Josh Harrison – Out for the season with a fractured metacarpal in his hand.  Or as Harrison said when he heard the news, “Metacrapal!

Starling Marte – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  No one that drafted him this year wants to hear this, but his season prorated over 150 games would be 12 HRs, 35 SBs.  In other words, it’s gonna be hard to ignore him next year.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .256.  If Maddon would’ve taken the reins off Happ this year, he’d have 30+ homers and we’d be talking about him in the same breath as Bellinger and Judge.  A hot, steamy breath that is exhaled into our pillow as we watch Emmanuelle on Skinemax.

Javier Baez – Left after being kneed in the head.  Somewhere, John McDonald is maniacally laughing.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .315.  Says his wrist feels like he’s swinging a wet newspaper.  For those millennials reading, a newspaper was a printed publication featuring news, articles and advertisements.  Sometimes crazy kooks would write in to the newspaper to sound-off on topics that bothered them.  Now they use Facebook and/or Twitter.  On Tuesday, we’ll go over ‘landlines.’

   
  1. Remis says:
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    Have to start 3 OF 1 Util this week for H2H playoffs. Really torn here. Points league. Points are. Single-1 Double-2 Triple-3 HR-4 Run-1 RBI-1 SB-2

    OF: Brett Gardner, Domingo Santana, George Springer, Eddie Rosario, Starling Marte
    Also have: Logan Morrison/Kyle Seager.

    Right now I have Gardner, Santana, Springer, Rosario. Marte hasn’t been great and has a tough week coming up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Remis: Brett Gardner, Domingo Santana, George Springer, Eddie Rosario

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: you so copy pasted that lol

        • Remis says:
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          @peacecoast: whatever I need for reassurance is fine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s against the rules? It’s who I would start

  2. Digging Dexter says:
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    Dare I start Archer this week in h2h playoff matchup (weekly points lg) – lineups lock early Labor Day. Other options are CASHNER (@Atl NYY) or ERod bs TOR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Digging Dexter: Archer won’t pitch this week is my guess… The other options are terrible, Ed-Rod

  3. James says:
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    On Ian Happ.. do you see him being unleashed next year? Or will Maddon continue to hold him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @James: I’d guess unleashed

  4. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    For this week- Hoskins or Schoop ? Hoskins will undoubtedly be a game time decision.

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Andrew Edenbaum: there’s no way to start both? I love your team (unless it’s a really shallow league)

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Happy Labor Day,

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    What a bundle of joy! Thank you much,as Ray Charles was apt to say!

    a. In a must-win situation in a 10-team H2H league, start 3 OF and 1U

    1. Benintendi facing 1LHP and 5 RHP (6 @ home verus TOR and TB)
    2. Hoskins facing 7 RHP (3 @NYM and [email protected])
    3. Giancarlo facing 1LHP (poor Fried is fried) and 6 RHP (3 @ home versus WAS and [email protected] ATL)
    4. Reynolds facing 5 LHP and 2 RHP (3 @home and 4 @ LAD)…5 LHP!!, but two of them are Bum and Kershaw but among the other two are Matty and Blach in Coors
    5. Buxton 3 LHP and 4 RHP ([email protected] and [email protected])

    I think I’m going to sit Hoskins for Buxton with the prospect of him facing 3 LHP and Hoskins facing 7 RHP and the hand may not heal until Wednesday instead of Monday.

    b. In a must-win situation in a 10-team H2H league, start 1 SS and 1 3B

    1. Donaldson 2 LHP and 4 RHP (3 @BOS and [email protected] home versus DET)
    2. Machado 2 LHP and 4 RHP ([email protected] home versus NYY and 3 @ CLE, not facing Cy Kluber! advantage Machado)
    3. Correa 1 LHP and 5 RHP (3 @SEA and [email protected] OAK)

    I am thinking of moving Machado to 3B, moving Donaldson to the bench and Correa to SS.

    c. In a must-win situation in a second 10-team H2H league, sit 1

    1. Benintendi facing 1LHP and 5 RHP (6 @ home verus TOR and TB)
    2. Hoskins facing 7 RHP (3 @NYM and [email protected])
    3. Zimmerman 2 LHP and 5 RHP ([email protected] and [email protected] versus PHI)
    4. Buxton 3 LHP and 4 RHP ([email protected] and [email protected])

    d. Hope you had a nice weekend.

    e. John Rambo Quote of the day for September 4

    School Boy: ‘l’m going to fire on them.’

    Diaz: ‘No! They don’t make it back from wherever the hell they came from, man, they are on to us.’

    [Burmese army off loads a group of prisoners, exchange money and then throw five or six landmines into a rice field.]

    Diaz: ‘What the fuck are they doing, man?’

    [Each of the Burmese soldiers had placed a bet on their prisoner to make it across the rice field alive. In the end it’s just a game the Burmese soldiers are playing, the prisoners need to continue to cross back and forth across the rice field until they all die.]

    [Out of nowhere!!! Rambo appears with his bow and arrow and kills all of the Burmese soldiers!]

    Lewis: ‘Who are you, boat man? Where’d you learn to kill like that?’

    Rambo: ‘Let’s move.’

    Diaz: ‘They’re gonna come hunting our asses down when these guys don’t show up. l got people to live for, man.’

    Lewis: ‘We don’t need this shit. We’re going back to the boat.’

    Rambo: ‘No, you’re not.’

    Lewis: ‘What did you say? l don’t give a fuck who you are. You say another word and l swear on my kids’ eyes l’ll kill you.’

    Lewis (to the rest of the group): ‘Let’s go.’

    [Rambo flexes his bow and points the arrow right between the eyes of Lewis.]

    Soldier X: ‘Whoa! Hey, hey!’

    Rambo (to Lewis): ‘You’re not going anywhere. And there isn’t one of us that doesn’t want to be someplace else, but this is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something. Your call.’

    [Spoiler alert, Rambo didn’t kill Lewis.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Makes sense, go Buxton over Hoskins B. I’d bench Correa of those three C. Hoskins D. Thanks! E. Nice! Spoiler!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks, a lot!

        Rambo’s message to all ‘ballers (your mom’s term!): ‘Live for something or die for nothing. Your call!’

        Cheers,
        Ante

  6. J.R. says:
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    Sir Greymond,

    Possible trade on the table in a 10 team dynasty points league. He wants Dinelson Lamet and Blake Snell for Aaron Sanchez and Alex Verdugo. I have the pitching depth to sustain losing 2 starters, but worried about Snell’s late season breakout and potential moving forward. Only a year ago Sanchez pitched 191 innings, so he’s at least proven, plus I like the potential of Verdugo going forward. Thoughts?

    Much appreciated, Sir.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @J.R.: I’d want Snell/Lamet side; zero faith in Sanchez at this point and Verdugo is nothing special in a 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J.R.: Hold

  7. FrickUrYankeeBluJeans says:
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    B…e…a…utiful as usual.

    In my roto league I am 2 points out of first and am battling for a few points in OBP and SB. I have decent points in ERA and WHIP. 3.51 with the next closest at 3.57. Whip I am at 1.20 and next is 1.21. My question is I am only 100ks short of another point so would you risk the ERA and WHIP to aggressively stream for Ks or hold and make smarter plays? I currently only have 2 SP Kershaw and Paxton(DL). But 5 CP. Greene, Rivero, Knebel, Vizcaino, Herrera.

  8. Scott says:
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    Are you starting Rich Hill vs AZ today? They knocked him around in AZ last time but this one is in LA. This is an innings cap league so as I approach my cap I need a w or a qs or it is a waste of innings unless he gives me a lot of K and great ratios. I can’t afford another ratio hit now. Dodgers have lost 8 out of last 11. Maybe if they weren’t on cruise control and stop resting their regulars they’d play better. Also using 9 pitchers has got to be frustrating for their starters since most of them like to go on 5 days rest, stay on a sechedule, etc. Is it me or is this kind of easy going approach going to set them up for an early playoff exit? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’d start him

  9. Swfcdan says:
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    Kendrys or Davis? Need to drop one of these underwhelming 1B to activate K-Zar.

    Also is G Richards worth starting 1st start back in deepers, or hold on DL for now? Is Oaktown but no idea if he’ll even go 5 innings first start back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Davis — no on Richards

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Is that drop or keep Davis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop

  10. lt81 says:
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    Grey! I’m in, made playoffs now in 2 week h2h 5×5 playoff semifinal. I am forced to pick schmotatos weekly in OF with Harper down. Who this week? Best available on hittertron was Steve Pearce (nothing schmotato about him at all.) Olson, Happ, Haniger, Pirela, Deshields? I am not lacking anywhere so don’t need steals over power or vice versa. Couldn’t have made playoffs without your advice thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lt81: Pirela

  11. lt81 says:
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    Grey! I’m in, made playoffs now in 2 week h2h 5×5 playoff semifinal. I am forced to pick schmotatos weekly in OF with Harper down. Who this week? Best available on hittertron was Steve Pearce (nothing schmotato about him at all.) Olson, Happ, Haniger, Pirela, Deshields? I am not lacking anywhere so don’t need steals over power or vice versa. Couldn’t have made playoffs without your advice thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lt81: Above

  12. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Happy Labor Day Grey!

    Im in my biggest $ league playoffs today and need all the help I can get.

    SON loves Montero today at home vs. The Phillies (Leiter). Montero has been absolutely lit up by the Phillies twice this season, but that was before his recent streak of being legit. Do we start him today or nah?

    Thanks in advance.

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        @Grey: Thanks, at first glance I was rolling with SON, but then I checked his splits and pumped the brakes.

        Would you drop him to start RA Dickey at home vs Tex today, or Garret Richards on the road vs. OAK tomorrow? Can start 24 SPs over the course of 2 weeks and my opponent is a wounded animal with Archer and Scherzer hopefully missing starts this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither are good, Richards if you must

          • jlfc42 says:
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            @Grey: Yikes. Is Montero better than Richards and/or Dickey? I should probably just hold my horses, but in a points league with +10 for a W, and -5 for an L he really has to crap the bed to be a hinderance.

            • jlfc42 says:
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              @jlfc42: Ah crap, Hoskins is starting. That alone pretty much answers my question on what to do. Was only going to start him if Rhysus was out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Better? No… Just as bad? Yup…

              • jlfc42 says:
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                @Grey: Thanks for the advice. Even tho Montero’s coasting to the I-victory coast its not a good start…getting super lucky with runners LOB.

                I currently have Devers in my U spot based off Hittertrons advice for the day. Saw in another comment youre not too big on him. Should I drop Devers to pick up E. Escobar, Ian Happ, or Mitch Haniger for rest of the week (hell, next few days even)?

                Kiermeir is on the Bench. Gallo at CI. Can swap Escobar, Happ, or Haniger based on matchups. Seems like Devers magic is up.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I like Devers, but if Haniger is hotter, going for the hotter hand right now

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’d swap Kiermaier for Happ, and play Happ when he’s in the lineup

                    • jlfc42 says:
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                      @Grey: Thanks!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

      • jlfc42 says:
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        @Grey: Do you trust McCullers at SEA for his first start back, or take the wait and see approach. Last question for the day. SON likes Luis Castillo Wednesday at home vs. MIL. Start him? Should I gamble on SON and roll Pivetta out there away vs. Mets?

        • jlfc42 says:
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          @jlfc42: Forgot the whole reason I asked about McCullers was who to drop between Rodon, Nola, or burn 1 of my streamer slots currently occupied by Montero and Castillo (Montero is obvious drop, but does burn a stream slot and I prefer to have 2 open)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait and see, Castillo seems okay

  13. Crenshaw07 says:
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    I need saves more than Joel Olsteen on sweeps week. McGee or Ramos? Go Jesus!

  14. Armchair QB says:
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    Over/under on Happ’s preseason obp rank for 2018 is 54.5 – you taking the over or under?

      • Armchair QB says:
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        @Grey: So he really doesn’t belong in the same conversation as bellinger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could, has no guaranteed playing time

  15. Jason Morgan says:
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    What are your thoughts on Robert Stephenson this week?

    He’s got two starts. One at home vs MIL and one @NYM

    He’s eligible at RP is why I am asking. I’m just afraid he doesn’t end up getting that second start on Sunday vs the Mets which is the one I really like.

    Who do you like better this week? Quintana @PIT or Samardzija @CHW?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason Morgan: I wouldn’t go near him — Quintana

  16. Crime dog says:
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    Anyone have any good streamers this week with high k/9 upside that may be widely available

    • lt81 says:
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      @Crime dog: Junis in KC?

      • Crime dog says:
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        @Grey: I’ve always wanted to get streamonator but I only have $50 invested in my league, hard to justify spending more money to try and win a $50 league. … Didn’t realize you could do a 3 day trial though I’ll try that thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  17. MIkeinKC says:
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    I’m totally with you on Darvish. I ‘m seriously thinking about benching him for playoffs. Watched every start on MLB. Seems to still have decent velo and movement, but location/command to the glove target is terrible in long streches. Seems to work behind in counts alot too. Other than having a big Ks game here and there, just not seeing an ace at all. He’s a matchup play for me in the playoffs.

    Also not sold A.Wood is in 1st half form. I think he’s worn down and not a 30 start caliber pitcher.

    It feels like maybe rolling with riskier guys that I think are fresher down the stretch (Lamet, Berrios, Rodon,, Giolito, Glasnow when up…) might provide better results, but it’s hard not to start the ‘names’

  18. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    I survived the first week of playoffs (despite all the injured players)

    This second week I don’t have to many good options at SP… Please Help!

    1. Who should I start? I need to start 5 SP

    Castillo Vs MIL;

    Maeda Vs ARI;

    Giolito Vs SF;

    Gausman Vs NY;

    Wacha Vs PIT & @ SD;

    L. Weaver Vs PIT;

    D. Peters Vs WAS;

    T. Walker @ LAD;

    Shields Vs CLE & Vs SF;

    2. I need to start 3 RP ( HD = 2pts. SV/W = 5pts.)

    I have Knebel and Hand, I need one more

    Mike Montgomery ( I don’t know if he is going to start this week)

    Ziegler 3X Vs WAS & 4X @ ATL;

    Barraclough 3X Vs WAS & 4X @ ATL;

    Maurer 4X Vs MIN & 3X @ DET;

    Robertson 3X @ BAL & 3X @ TEX.

    3. Should I replace my Odor for J. Villar @ 2B?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: 1, Castillo Vs MIL;

      Maeda Vs ARI;

      Giolito Vs SF;

      Weaver, Wacha

      2. Ziegler, Barraclough, Maurer 3. Sure

  19. joemorganhair says:
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    Kuhl vs Cubs
    Perdomo vs STL
    Milone @ Phi
    Newcomb vs. Tex

    I’m currently rolling the dice with Perdomo, but should I switch it up for any of these other mediocre streams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joemorganhair: Meh, none are good — I’d go with Perdomo

  20. Mike in Busan says:
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    Tough sometimes doing the East Asia thing. Gotta wait up until 2:00 to see if the Phils start Hoskins. Currently tied for third, playoff spot all but wrapped, but I can secure a playoff bye. Thanks for all the solid advice, Grey. Apart from drafting Odor in the third round (my team name has been Odorono for quite some time), though you did also inspire me to draft Schoop just in case. That worked out much better.
    Oh, and am I right in thinking there’s no way in hell I should start Nola this week? He just can’t seem to miss a bat when he really needs to at all lately.
    So along with Sale and Severino, I’m rolling with either That Snell home against the Buxtons; Nola at the Nats; or Cleanliness is next to Godleyness home against the Madres.
    Is it Godley or Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Impressive dedication with the time difference! I’m benching Nola — starting Godley

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey–and Rhys is starting! I can go to bed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Night!

  21. Mike Adamson says:
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    Good Lord man, it’s Labour Day and yet here you are still serving the good stuff. Iron Mike Sharp and Emmanuelle in the same post? Nowhere else will we find such magnificence, and on a statutory holiday to boot! We don’t deserve you Grey, we really don’t.

  22. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Greyt work my man, I know it’s super early and a lot can change but I’d like your input on a keepers question. I somehow didn’t make the playoffs with this team (oh the fun of h2h categories) but it’s a 12 team h2h category 3 OF spots and 1 util with no MI or anything like that, keep 9 with a max of 4 year contracts and price goes up 3 for every year kept. So basically I can keep trout at a base price of 41 and up to 4 years max for 53. This is our first year switching to this so nobody is currently on a contract. I’ll give you the base price and what I’m thinking and any input would help. My minors guys can be kept for 6 for no contract yet which is nice:
    Before you tell me my keepers are too expensive, I’ve made an additional 21 for next year by trading hot players I didn’t wanna keep, mostly young pitching. So springer will essentially be free to keep for 2.
    Trout at base price 41- likely keeping 4 at 53
    Springer at 14- thinking maybe 2 years at 20
    Arenado at 23, maybe 2 at 29
    Goldy at 32, thinking 2 at 38
    Domingo at 7- he’s on the bubble for me, he’s cheap and could be a steal next year but not sure if i wanna lock up my OF like that
    Acuna at 6- no contract (looking likely I’m doing this)
    Devers at 6- no contract, would be worth it if he can be arenados replacement but he’s slumping. Also he’s only 20
    Odor at 19- lol jk, 2 categories are obp and avg and he hurts you too much there at that price
    Paxton at 16- thinking 1 year at 19 and hoping he stays healthy and is an elite ace?
    Luke weaver at 7- high upside, he’s looked great. Likely 1 year deal
    Alex wood at 7- see paxton above
    Godley at 7- maybe 1 year? I could also see it going horribly wrong next year and I think weaver might be better.

    So as you can see it’s super early and this isn’t the highest priority but any input would be appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  23. Iron Sheik says:
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    Iron Mike Sharpe dominated the northern scene back in the day! Canada, Prime Time, and Iron Mike walking down the ramp were all staples of the 80s! If you get a chance watch the documentary ‘The Shiek’ and I’m not being biased. You won’t be disappointed. Gagne and Minnesota…Sheik and AAU…crazy stuff. Yes, I’m speaking out of character but it’s too early for me. Great work!

  24. Iron Sheik says:
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    Forgot…one question. 1 start from Peacock vs the As or Dellin Betances? Pick one player!

  25. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey great article this morning! I love your reference for millennials re: newspapers! LMAO!
    I’m looking to add a hot Schmoto today for my playoff this week. I can drop, Margot or Suarez to go get Segura (who I just dropped 3 days ago! wtf), Haniger, J. Polanco, Pham, Deshields, Hayward, Kendra’s or Castellenos ? Please rank top 3…thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Haniger, Polanco, DeShields — Lose Eugenio

  26. joemorganhair says:
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    I need a bat to do some damage today… Any of these guys worth starting today over Eddie Rosario vs. Cobb in TB?

    Braun vs. Bailey in CIN
    Domingo vs. Bailey in CIN
    Story vs. Stratton in Coors
    Villar vs. Bailey in CIN

  27. Eduardo Almaguer says:
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    Hey Grey, some questions for you.

    12-tm H2H OBP

    Didi or E.Escobar?

    Which one of these schmotatoes strikes your fancy? Pujols, Haniger, Headley, Olson, Pirela

    Did you read Salazar would be limited somewhere or just assumption?

    Shout out to SON. Saw Albers was about $11, one of the highest in a while, and took the plunge. SON is going to be so clutch in these next few weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eduardo Almaguer: Eduardo — Pirela — He will be limited, read it — Nice on Albers!

  28. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Bundy vs NYY (Montgomery) and Bauer @ CHW (Shields) today?

  29. DonnieB says:
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    With Seager hurt this week and no DL, do you replace him with Castro,Villarreal or Semien for ROS? Seager cannot be kept in the league so whoever picks him up next week, cannot keep. Weekly lineup roto.dont know if I can lose a week of stats. Thank you for your earliest possible answer with games starting in minutes. Thank you.

      • DonnieB says:
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        Semien over Villar? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • DonnieB says:
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            So Villarreal over Seager?

            • DonnieB says:
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              Villar over Seager?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  30. Joeg414 says:
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    Wong or S Castro ?
    5×5 roto

  31. joe says:
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    YELP! Do I trust Hoskins to play this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, but depends on options

  32. Ryan Vincent says:
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    Asdrubal this week (PHIx3, CINx3)
    or
    Eddie Escobar? (@TBx3, @KCx3)

    Thanks in advance.

  33. iChiro says:
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    Safe to Drop Tim Beckham, Thames, for Glasnow?

    Or drop aj ramos or Familia? I’ve got richards on dl stash, I need to make move soon.

    12 team 6×6, 5keeper league

    • iChiro says:
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      @iChiro: could also drop delino, but he might be living up to my lofty expectations now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Familia

      • iChiro says:
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        @Grey: thanks and happy labor day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  34. Luvdarooks says:
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    What do you guess to be Santana’s stats in ‘ 18?
    5×5 using average. Will he be worth $20 in a keeper $280 11 team NL?

      • Luvdarooks says:
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        Domingo Santana mil

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          30/15/.265

  35. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, who do I bench this week?

    Gray @ Dodgers
    Gausman vs Yankees
    The Shark @ White Sox
    Fister vs Blue Jays

    Im leaning towards either Gray or Gausman based on matchup and since the shark and fister have been pitching well of late with decent matchups. Gray always struggles to qualify for QS and dodgers go deep in count, leading the league in walks, so I guess bench him?

    Categories are QS, W, S, BB, K, ERA, Whip & K/9.

    Thanks!

    • TacktheKack says:
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      @TacktheKack: Sorry, I just picked up Giolito, he’s going at home vs SF so gotta think hes a must start. So I’ll have to lose two of the above four….So thinking Gray and Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  36. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Where should I rank Alex Wood? Give me a number and he’s there. I’m holding you responsible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I don’t want that kind of responsibility, then I’ll have to razz myself if I’m wrong

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Damn it! Didn’t work. FINE, I guess I’ll rank him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s around the 15th best SP, has been for a few months

  37. Daniel mansoor says:
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    Morning Grey!
    Who would you start in H2h points league?
    Erod vs Jays
    Salazar vs wsox ( potential inning limit )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Salazar

      • Daniel mansoor says:
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        @Grey:
        Lol thanks, unfortunately I don’t have a choice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Not your average Joe says:
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    I will need to drop someone to make room for Salazar this week. I have both Holland and McGree for the Rox and don’t know who’s the closer. I also have Souza and Duvall, both of whom have awful AVGs in the second half. Who do I drop to make room for Salazar? And do I drop a second guy for one of these FA: I.Happ, Haniger, Olson, G.Richards, Glasnow?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Merrifield, Pham, Souza ; Util – Pham; Bench – Duvall, Hoskins (dtd)
    SP – Severino, Corbin, Weaver, Wood, Cueto; DL – Salazar
    RP – Greene, Doolittle, Vizcaino, Holland, McGee

  39. Jake says:
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    As I head into the playoffs it is irritating to have Hamels and Lester (DL) on my roster. Hold or dump them both for Urena?

    Also, is Chapman worth holding? Vizcaino, Dyson, and Minaya are available.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Dump, dump, Viz

  40. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Davies vs CIN (Stephenson) and Teheran vs TEX (M. Gonzalez) tomorrow?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        I can understand Teheran due to it’s risky.
        However Davies should be good according recent performance and record vs CIN.
        Double check, Will you start Davies vs CIN (Stephenson) tomorrow? Thanks.

  41. StinkyPete says:
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    Picked up a pitcher from the dregs of my league waiver wire. Selected Andriese +12.8 over Chacin -7.5 and German Marquez -11.5 based on the Stream-o-nator recommendation. Maybe I’m reading the Stream-o-nator incorrectly, ’cause it wasn’t even close. Minus is bad, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, but it doesn’t know a pitcher hasn’t pitched in 3 months

  42. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey Greylord. Only 1 episode of Snowfall left, hope it leaves a fantastic cliff hanger!

    Jorge Polanco has been on fire. I’m preparing my team for the playoffs starting next Monday (I’m in first in both my leagues). Both are H2H points

    Polanco( 2vsSD, 4vsTOR) or Semien ([email protected], [email protected])

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you liking Snowfall? I’m pretty meh on it — I’d go Polanco

  43. Freddy says:
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    Looking to add 1 OF for the playoffs. Please rank these guys for a h2h points league ROS:

    Odubel
    Domingo
    Manicini
    Whit
    Pirela

    Thanks. Great site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Whit, Pirela

  44. ryanoger says:
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    10 redraft

    Difo, Ian Happ or Matt Carpenter at 2nd?

    Which hot bat would you prefer Pujols or Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp — Haniger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I’d go Happ over Carp if I could bench Happ when he’s out of the lineup

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        I can make that happen, thanks so much man, appreciate you getting back on Labor day!

        Hope you’ve been having a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, you too!

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            with Bruce going 1-17 and dealing with neck issues should I lose him for Pujols or hold?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go with Pujols

  45. baseballing says:
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    Hi, would you please advise me which 1 starter you would pick for this week?

    Maeda (vs. ARI)
    Jon Gray (@LAD)
    Flaherty (@SD)

    Thank you

  46. Daniel mansoor says:
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    Hey grey!
    H2h points league quarter finals
    Need to start 1
    Erod vs tor ( pitching terrible )
    Salazar vs wsox ( possible innings limit)
    Jon gray vs dogers ( facing kershaw)

    Appreciate it thanks!

  47. Greg Schwartz says:
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    Well. With Salazar coming off dl, decision time. Can you rank ros Degrom, Wood, Corbin, Salazar, Weaver, Rodon, Peacock for me?

    And 2) Would you wait on injury returns Salvy Perez and Starlin Castro or replace with Chirinos and Happ? In first, can wait, but ugh lately.

    Last, tough one 3) Domingo over Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Rodon — Replace with Chirinos and Happ — Domingo

      • Greg Schwartz says:
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        @Grey: Of course, Sally and Starlin both homered just after I made moves….crossing fingers…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, saw that

  48. FrankGrimes says:
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    Sit Judge or Buxton (weekly league) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  49. TJ says:
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    Yo Grey. I’ve got a utility spot for today that I don’t know who to put in.

    Options are:
    Odor, Longoria, Judge & Mejia

    I’m leaning Mejia praying the rookie gods bless him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  50. Daniel mansoor says:
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    Start devers or Eddie Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

      • Daniel mansoor says:
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        @Grey:
        U and your site really are the best. Thanks for all your help all year!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  51. slew says:
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    Rhys is back in the starting lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  52. lwomack58 says:
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    Good morning Grey:

    Right now I will have a bye on 3 of my leagues in the playoffs. My weak links right now are Smoak and Moist. Would you hold them or start searching the waiver wire for replacements.

    Moist is a utility role-replacements could be-Ozzie Albies, B. Phillips, O. Herrera, J. Mauer, Gurriel, Haniger or Eduardo Escobar.

    1st base: Gurriel, Mauer, Parra, Alonso or Hold.

    Thanks and have a nice Labor Day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  53. DonnieB says:
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    Villar or Seager ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  54. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, pick three of these four ROS: Odor, Seager, Villar, Kemp. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Odor

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: I figured, grazie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Hey man- happy labor day! Bumpin’ some Aesop Rock.
    Anyways, made it to the playoffs in my points league.
    With the awesome 6-man rotations, I lost some 2-start options (Ryu/Salazar). Waiver wire is picked thin, so I was left with adding Stephenson (MIL, @NYM) and Leiter (@NYM, @WSH).
    Both suck, I know. But would you start them over one start pitchers such as Lester (@Pitt), Morton (@Oak), or Snell (MIN)? Other option is roll out 3 RPs and Samadarjza – a Save with no ERs is like 11 pts, while a qs and win with some Ks is around 25-35.
    I’m facing Berrios (x2), Porcello (x2), and Scherzer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! They’re terrible, but Stephenson maybe over Lester if I had to gamble

  56. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    You just dislike Albers because he’s from Saskatchewan, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty much, but I know about CST…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Nice!

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @VinWins: Not too many places in Canada can boast of a major leaguer or NFLer, but North Battleford (pop. 14,000) has Albers and Rueben Mayes, who rushed for 1300+ yards as an NFL rookie in 1986.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What about Joni Mitchell?!

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @Grey: Actually, what she calls her hometown is close to North Battleford, (Saskatoon) but she was born in Alberta.

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @VinWins: Looking at her bio, I see she did live in North Battleford as well.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                But she never played any sports, so who cares!

                • VinWins

                  VinWins says:
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                  @Grey: Ha! You brought her up!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha

  57. Johnny says:
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    NIce write up. Just fyi Petco is a hitters park for that last few years.

  58. tony says:
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    Hello mr grey.

    Drop grandal for chirinos as an upgrade in dinasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  59. tony says:
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    And also is odor droppable in a dinasty league where i own rizzo with the 2b elegibility?,

    Or do you think that odor can put it together next season, whatever you say i’m with you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him

  60. Jerseyjon says:
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    Just want to say thanks Grey for all the laughs and great advice. Won my 12 team h2h regular season for 3rd straight year thanks to you and all the writers and also cram jef and others. Have a great holiday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! Congrats!

  61. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Snowfall is much more enjoyable when you DVR it and just fast forward through the CIA guy stuff. The plot has become rather stagnant though. I wonder if they’re trying to drag this out so they have material for a second season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not loving it, the CIA guy stuff is terrible, Franklin’s like, “Yo, I’m gonna sell crack and become a millionaire.” Um, okay, if he’s a time traveler and knows what crack can do to millions of people… The latinos is my favorite storyline, no complaints there

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yeah initially the Franklin stuff was the most interesting to me, but the Latino story line is close to surpassing it. Plus, who knew Oso had mad oral skills?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right!

  62. John says:
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    Playoff time..Start wacha @sd or m Gonzalez @atl or pass both

    Should I try and hold mccullers or drop try pick up again next week. I don’t think He will pitch over 80 pitches?

    Giolito is out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Wacha… I’d try Giolito

      • John says:
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        @Grey: dump mccullers and try use add him later in week? For giolito?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, try it

  63. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, sorry for another Salazar question…

    Would you rather start him tomorrow off the DL against CHI or Rodon at home against Cleveland on Thursday…Indians scaring the shit out of me lately and I am neck in neck with my peripherals in the playoffs.

    There’s also Santana at KC who I have benched Friday…but that makes me nervous too.

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of those 3 are good… I’d prolly take the 4 innings from Salazar

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: yeah Totally … word thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Does the Carpenter Match the Wong says:
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    Mitch Haniger is Trump’s favorite player. Racist bastard. Would you roster him over Fowler, Kiermaier or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, over Fowler

  65. SMITTY says:
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    Drop Odor to pick up Polanco for 2B? Holding Price or Thor for another start of two?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Not holding Price or Thor

  66. Jonathan Velasquez says:
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    I need to drop someone to activate Correa.

    Shane Greene
    Vizcaíno
    Jake Mcgee
    Claudio
    Herrera

    Which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  67. Not your average Joe says:
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    Pollock and his recent hot streak vs. Duvall and his AVG proof pop? Which player would you rather own ROS? (Or would you rather neither?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  68. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    2 days until I leap into FOH’s warm and embracing arms!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might wanna lower expectations on the embrace…

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I want him to hold a sign with my name on it at the airport.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then watch Paul Rudd be getting off another airplane and think he’s there for him

  69. msh2404 says:
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    Goldy and Tornado go to Coors for the weekend – Yay! Combine for 1/14 with a single… Sad trumbone… Just venting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ugh

  70. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Currently suffering with my OF. We play 3:
    For my UTL I have Daniel Murphy.

    I have: Josh Bell, Matt Kemp, Corey Dickeson, Josh Reddick.

    I recently dropped Thames and added Reddick.

    Should I drop Kemp and add Scooter Gennett?

    Catg:
    avg obp runs rbis hr tb sb

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Scooter

  71. Steve says:
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    Olson or Healy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  72. Dave says:
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    Addison Russell dropped in keeper league. Keep as many as you want. Is it worth picking him up for $1 once he clears waivers? I have Rosario, Bregman and Polanco in my team, though Bregman may not have ss eligibility next year. I also have Rodgers too, but he’s not for another year.

    Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab him

  73. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    T. Pham just pulled a mirror out of his back pocket after getting hit in the face with his own helmet on a steal of 2nd!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @VinWins: That is now the most unbelievable thing I ever saw on a baseball field.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, awesome

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @Grey: My brother pointed out it could be because of his eye problems, he might have to adjust his contacts, but it was still a wild thing to see.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, yeah, makes sense actually

  74. luvpho says:
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    Should I drop Ian Desmond for Matt Olsen? Drop Difo for Escobar?

    Redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Difo for Escobar

  75. John says:
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    Was going to grab wacha but he’s gone now. Grab mig Gonzalez or pass for another day.

    Drop IDesmond or inciarte for odubel herrera ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pass on Gonzalez…. Hold on OFs for now

      • John says:
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        @Grey: others avail…haniger Choo kiermaier happ

        Currently rostering Gardner Desmond inciarte myers

        Thanks for all the wisdom!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try Haniger over Myers, or Happ if platooning

  76. Joeg414 says:
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    Bird or Gurriel ? 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  77. Mike in Busan says:
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    Sonufabench, Grey, I am so angry. Let’s do this Bautista jersey on Odor thing. What a great idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  78. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Playoffs start in one week, and guaranteed a spot. I currently have Wilson Ramos as my catcher.. do you drop him with the hopes that contreras is back next week?

    also, which one do you drop? Pomeranz, Morton, Godley

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Ramos — I’d look at matchups for those pitchers, prolly Morton

  79. speill says:
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    Help please!!! Weekend starts. The Shark at White Sox or Godley home vs Padres. Thanks.

    • speill says:
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      @speill: add Darvish to this list also. Thanks

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