Whatever happened to Flavor of Love?  That show was my jizzoint!  And Rock of Love, its companion piece, was the Better Call Saul to its Breaking Bad.  You can’t tell me those two shows went off the air because Flavor or Brett found love.  They were both likely married when the shows aired.  It wasn’t about love, it was about meeting incredible people and finding out about other cultures..and watching girls fight!  So, Matt Boyd rang ’em up and rang ’em down (Is that the saying?  Let’s say it is!) with a line of 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Boyd came over to the Tigers in the David Price trade, which is different than the Star of David trade, which sent a necklace to Bernie Hermowitz for a mah jong set.  Sadly, Boyd is a streamer for most mixed leagues with his 91 MPH fastball and likely 6 to 7 K/9.  In his next start, he gets the Royals again, and no matter what the Stream-o-Nator says, I wouldn’t touch him, not unless Mo’Nique’s taking him under her wing at Charm School (another great show!).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Wilson – 1/3 IP and his 2nd save and is definitely the closer, if people are waiting on grabbing him.  The third of a inning save is slightly goofy though.  I’m guessing Ausmus knows he’s gonna be fired this offseason so he’s just messin’ around now.

Alex Gordon – Hopes to take BP this weekend.  I hope to have a careless affair with my pilates instructor.  We all have different goals.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Not sure if you’ve seen Cueto’s orange beard, but the metamorphosis into Koko B. Ware is almost complete.

Michael Pineda – Played catch yesterday.  I just realized something when I saw Pineda’s picture.  You don’t think his constant arm problems could have anything to do with his flat bill, do you?  The Flat-Billed Pitchypus has a long history of being prone to injuries and climate change.  Let’s check in with Kris Medlen to hear more.  “The day after I ironed my cap’s brim I needed my 2nd Tommy John surgery.”  Dr. James Andrews added, “A flat brim and one’s arm equilibrium are directly related.”

Brian McCann – Will miss a few days due to his knee.  When asked if he could’ve played, he said, “I…. I… McCan’t.”

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks in his first major league start.  Pretttttttay, pretttttttay good.  I’m not one to get excited about Yankees or Red Sawx, because we have ESPN to do that for us, but the zippity on his dippity looked mighty tasty.  I just gave you my Luis Severino fantasy (clickbait!), am glad I grabbed him in one league and am annoyed I didn’t grab him in more, i.e., that’s an endorsement.

Steven Wright – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  After the game, Steven Wright deadpanned, “The only run I surrendered was a home run to Carlos Beltran.  I was sorry to see him go.”

David Ortiz – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  At some point soon, he’s gonna be a Grand Papi, right?

Josh Harrison – Began his rehab.  I believe that’s of no relation to Menachem Begin.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Okay, so this year the only O face he gave anyone was when you watched him bat while you were eating SpaghettiOs, but next year he could take the same leap as Marte.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Uh-oh, doode’s gone into the fire palace from the 7th Indy Jones movie that you haven’t seen yet called, Temple of Fire, Snitches!

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  The Cubs should sell shirts that read, “Our Prospects Pop Boners.”

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.57.  You know how the ref would hold up someone’s arm after Sgt. Slaughter applied the Cobra Clutch and if their arm fell three times, it was done?  C-Mart looks like he’s about to drop his arm for the third time.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  It’s hilarious (not hilarious).  Grichuk shouldn’t even be playing with all the Cards options, but he just won’t stop hitting.

Chase Anderson – Due back this weekend.  Five imaginary dollars says you can’t figure out where he’s returning from.  If you said Bermuda, you’re wrong.  If you said from campaigning for president, you’re also wrong.  It does seem like everyone’s getting in the race now.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-6, 2 runs as every Diamondbacks player seemed to get three hits; A.J. Pollock (3-for-6, 1 run, and 24th steal) and Paul Goldschmidt (3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals, 18 and 19).  The Diamondbacks are like the Rockies without needing no stinking Coors.  Or skunked Coors, as the case may be.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  I know what saying a catcher is hot gets me, but Castillo is about as hot as they come right now, no matter the position.

Denard Span – Shooting for rehab games next week.  NRA would be happy to hear that.

Michael Taylor – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Still can’t get out of the bottom of the lineup, but should still be on your teams.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, and his 3rd homer in three games.  Please, someone tell me he keeps hitting homers and I’m just not forgetting to refresh my fantasy team page.

LaTroy Hawkins – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save on the Blue Jays.  Osuna had worked four times in the last six days, so he got a day of rest, A-A-ron Sanchez was serving a suspension, and Hawkins had to move off the bench soon or his arthritis would set in.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Also, in this game, Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 20th homer.  Member the Bash Brothers?  I’m gonna call Bautista and Edwin, the Cortisone Brothers.

Byron Buxton – Could begin rehab games this Friday.  I wait with bated breath.  Don’t fear, our dolphin readers, that’s not baited.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Once a schmotato, always a schmotato.  No, actually that’s untrue, but Hicks looks like he’s still hot.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .278.  If the Cubs are the lovable losers, the Twins are the boring, well-intentioned losers like right out of a Nicholas Sparks book, The Sanotebook.

Carlos Correa – 0-for-4, 1 run and two steals (7, 8).  It’s not The Weeknd, but Correa makes it so I can’t feel my face, but I love it.

Michael Cuddyer – Hopes to return from his sore knee this Friday.  Can someone Gillooly this guy?

Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.76, and he only threw 88 pitches, which alone should get a high school cafeteria slow clap for Terry Collins.

Eric O’Flaherty – 2/3 IP, 4 ER in his first game as setup on his new team, the Mets.  Eric, don’t look directly into the Mets taint!  It will destroy you!

Juan Uribe – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You know the drill.  No, I don’t mean the new Clue piece, the drill.  I mean, Uribe hits one homer and he usually hits a few more soon after.

Ruben Tejada – 3-for-4 as he played instead of Flores, who was watching a long distance phone commercial in the clubhouse and bawling his eyes out.

Derek Dietrich – 3-for-5, 1 run.  He feels like the Saladino of the NL.  Not flashy, batting 2nd for a weak team and I’m playing him in leagues because of a middle infield suckhole.

Joe Panik – His MRI on his back showed only inflammation.  Sounds like a day-to-day thing, but he landed on the DL on Monday.   Maybe he shouldn’t have…Ugh, what’s the word I’m looking for here?  Urgent distress?  No, that’s not it.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Member when his insane amount of innings last year was a problem?  I mentioned it early on, but that’s because my Magic Eight Ball told me to.  Don’t shoot the messenger, people!

Matt Duffy – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I can’t wait for him to be overrated next year.

Taylor Jungmann – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Damn, I really should be focusing on pitchers in pitchers’ parks and not guys in launching pads like Miller Park, but I kinda end up loving all Brewers pitchers.  They have so much sex appeal!

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Phils.  Was an obvious streamer yesterday, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next either.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Being that the Puig was in Philly, he’s lucky the Randy Wolfpack wasn’t attending the game or they would’ve blown the dugout in.

Andre Ethier – 2-for-5, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I would’ve been more forceful the other day about pointing out how hot Ethier is if I would’ve realized how few leagues he’s owned in (30%).  This isn’t saying a ton, but he’s been better than Puig this year.

Chase Utley – Said he’s going to return to the Phillies to consult.  Guess he was hired at the law firm, Old, Tired and Liptzberg.

Jeff Francoeur – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said the Phillies’ lineup with Franco followed by Francoeur is the first time such similar names have occurred back-to-back, since the Giants had Jeff Kent followed by Barry Bonds, when they were known as Dipshit and Diphittier.

Daniel NavaRays claimed him off of waivers.  How will they possibly fit him in with Mahtook, Richie and Kiermaier?  There’s only so much room for so many schmohawks.

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.83.  I want to turn him upside down and Erasmo his last three of four starts from my fantasy team’s stats.  Dudeslice is way too unpredictable and I’d look elsewhere in most mixed leagues.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Twelve homers?  Damn, we’re in rarefied air now.  Assuming said air is coming in off the northern New Jersey coastline and your eyes are watering due to the toxic fumes.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and a home run on Tuesday.  Now hitting over-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Carlos Rodon – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.00.  This start came against the Rays.  I believe someone asked yesterday if they should start Rodon.  I didn’t say it then, but if you can’t start Rodon against the Rays at home, you should not own Rodon.  And, really, you shouldn’t own him.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Don’t worry, I know your steelo, I won’t suggest you pick him up.

Danny Salazar – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Not a bad start– Imma let you finish, but Carrasco made a video of the best last two starts of the year!  Of the year!

Cody Allen – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and his 3rd blown save.  Frank and Kathie Lee cannot be happy with Cody’s performance.  Ugh, that Salazar win would’ve been nice, too.  Allen’s now given up runs in five of his last eight appearances.  He’s garbage and then garbage called and said, “Stop making me look bad.”  I grabbed Bryan Shaw where I could and, brucely, I was surprised I was able to get him in some leagues.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer.  Loved him coming into the year, and, well, that didn’t work out like Coach Taylor drew it up on the dry erase board, but Ramirez is leading off and I grabbed him in one league.  Is that the Truffle Shuffle?  Nope, it’s the Middle Infield Shuffle, been doing it all year.  I’ve done it three times since I started this post!

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Release the Calhounds!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs, hitting .260.  How much does The Sciosciapath hate Cron?  He’s now batting Conor Gillaspie (0-for-3, hitting .236) in front of him.  Why?  Who the eff knows?!  I believe Gillaspie is the type of lizard that was in the movie, The Freshman, so maybe The Sciosciapath is an igunaphile.

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  I have a feeling his ERA will still look solid at the end of the year, but he seems like he’s taking the slow, long way to a 3.30 ERA.

Coco Crisp – Just returned from the DL and didn’t start yesterday with a sore neck.  Resting can only take you so far if you have a Viagra lodged in your throat.

Kendall Graveman – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Rudy and I were on the phone yesterday during this game and it went like this, “Wei-Yin Chen (pronounced incorrectly) has five freakin’ wins all year and now the O’s can’t hit Graveman…Incredible.  What was that beep sound?  Linda Tripp, is that you?”

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 10th steal.   I was about to say hot schmotato, but he’s hitting around .200 in the last week, so, with Semien, I might be premature.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 28th homer.  There’s a zone, then there’s Autozone, then there’s what Davis is currently in.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  To think in March you were talking about how the other CarGo is the real CarGo.  Please stand up, please stand up.

Taijuan Walker – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Yes, I know, sonavabench, but you couldn’t have started him in Coors.  Wasn’t worth the potential agita.

Ketel Marte – 0-for-4 as he leadoff, hitting .211.  I believe it’s irony that Ketel was leading off yesterday for the Mariners because Lloyd Christmas McClendon’s managerial decisions appear to be Ketel induced.

Fernando Rodney – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 6th blown save as Carson Smith threw a scoreless two-thirds of an eighth inning.  I think this blank stare by Coolio encapsulates everyone’s reaction to McClendon’s insistence on using Rodney.  Annoyed and it’s getting old.

  1. Jaymz says:
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    First!

    Piscotty or Avisail? Who is the better stash in a 10-team mixed dynasty league?

    Thanks and good post as always man.

  2. Redlegz says:
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    Was going back to bed until clicking on that Coolio link. Nightmares for sure. Thanks for that.

    • Strolg says:
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      @Redlegz: Try waking up to it!

  3. Al Dumars says:
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    Hi Grey. Your write ups are the best, mang. Thank you for all the insight and dedicated work you put in all year long. Question. Should I drop Matt Holliday? Pick up someone like Taylor in WAS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Al Dumars: Thanks! Yeah, you can drop him for Taylor

  4. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    Possible dynasty trades:

    David Price for Puig and Severino.

    David Price for Polanco and Zimmermann.

  5. Wilson says:
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    Just trade away Longoria for B Crawford , is it a good trade ? especially my current SS is Lindor

  6. Wilson says:
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    I need speed urgently. Just trade for B Hamilton & D Gordon with not cheap cost.
    But they ( B Hamilton & D Gordon) dont steal often recently (this week).

    How do you think of them? Still optimistic and will show some speed and bonus me? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: They will steal

  7. Wilson says:
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    I own Rodney and expecting future saves.
    Is he droppable after today’s blew save? Thanks

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Wilson: I wouldn’t be surprised if Rodney is DFA’d here pretty soon and Smith takes over the role permanently, so yes, he’s droppable.

  8. Wilson says:
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    I need power,
    Does Duda owanable in a 10-team league for ROS? or just a streamer?

    Thanks.

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Wilson: Yes

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Wilson: Absolutely.

      • Wilson says:
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        Thank you all
        Hoping he will be a flyer until the end of season.

    • Wilson says:
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      Hi Grey, may I ask your openion?
      Duda is a ownable flyer for ROS or not

  9. Clyde Prompto says:
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    This write-up was definitely in the top five of the season. What do you think the odds are of the Jays keeping Osuna as their closer next year? He’s been great but it seems foolish to not at least try him as a starter.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: he was projected to be starter originally. it’s also why he’s quit been ok with going 2 innings most of the time back when cecil or castro were closing.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Yeah, I knew going into Spring Training that they planned on him spending the year starting in the minors. I was just wondering if they were going to go the Papelbon route and leave him in tbe pen where he’s proven to be great, or if they’d move him and risk having a Feliz/Joba situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Thanks! I don’t see why they wouldn’t unless he melts down in Sept or playoffs

  10. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey , thanks for your articles.

    Pick the best two starters each day.
    8/7
    Odorizzi vs NYM deGrom $11.1
    Teheran vs MIA JFernandez $10.3
    Lynn vs MIL KLohse $6.2
    Ray vs CIN RIglesias $4.3

    8/8
    T Ross vs PHI AMorgan $29.9
    Richards vs KGausman $20.3
    Chavez vs CMcHugh $17.1
    Iwakuma vs MPerez $13.2
    Garcia vs WPeralta $8.4

    8/9
    Cashner vs PHI JWilliams $24.1
    Liriano vs LAD AWood $22.4
    Shoemaker vs UJimenez $13.6
    Miller vs MIA BHand $12.6
    Corbin vs CIN ADeSclafani $11.1

    8/10
    Kennedy vs CIN DHolmberg $15.2
    Rubby de la Rosa vs PHI AHarang $14.7
    Niese vs COL Gray $9.3
    Gonzalez vs LAD BAnderson $4

    Thanks!!

    • TJ says:
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      @Wilson: Umm, aren’t the dollar amounts to the right hand side sort of the tip off on what starters to choose?

      • Wilson says:
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        @TJ:

        $Dollar is from SON.
        Right hand starters are opponents.
        Left hand starters are starters to be chosen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Odor, Lynn…Ross, Richards…Liriano, Shoe…None, Kennedy, Niese

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Great write-up Grey. Who do you like better as a long-term keeper in a 10-team 5×5 H2H, keep 5 forever league: Correa or Schwarber? Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: Schwarber is a catcher. In a 10-teamer, you should always stream that spot and play the hot hand. Correa will be Top-20 by 2017.

  12. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    with total bases and net steals and OBP over AVG i gotta bench two of these today and they are all within 3 pts on the Hitter T. net steals and OBP probably most important thing to get
    maybin vs Urena (maybin hasn’t done anything for a while here)
    coghlan vs heston
    rajai vs “ace” ventura
    d.peralta @ joe “the boss” ross

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: rajai not starting today. Collins in left field like yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, crap

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: rajai still works as he was one of the ones to bench.

  13. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Will tomorrow and the new Dre album come already? My hands are getting tired…

    I guess you can listen to it 5-9 tonight

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: As long as Eminem isn’t on it…oh wait. It’ll still be really good. Can’t wait.

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Ticker tease

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: On Apple Music apparently

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is it good?!

  14. Kerry Klug

    Kerry says:
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    Those shows went off the air… Because 1 of the contestants on the “all-stars”‘ show “I Love Money” killed his wife and himself. I used to like those shows too. Crazy huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kerry: Yeah, I knew about the one killing himself and a girl, but they were gone by then, that was a spinoff…A great show, too, btw

  15. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fab write-up. Pls do click F5 on your Donaldson player page.

    a. Not much happened yesterday so not much to say. Gd jobs by both of my closers yesterday (Jansen and Robertson). Miller’s been MIA. Could you issue an APB on his a**?

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    “A dog recently saved his owner’s life, because he had been trained to dial 911. Unfortunately operators had trouble finding the address ‘woof, woof.'”

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Wow, I had no idea F5 refreshed the page, awesome tip! B. HA!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey! Even when you lie you make me laugh. You should have went into show biz! You would have made a killing or you can still make a killing.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not lying

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: What the hell is this new-fangled F5 shiite?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have no idea but I keep doing it b/c it’s awesome

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: Whoa. I just F5ed. Cool beans.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s amazeballs!

                  • The G says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Yo Grey! Great write-up always! My twin bro and I were gonna try to meet up with you and J-FOH for the Angels game to see Teddy do his pitching thing and rep Razzball, but i cldnt swing it. I hope to see him on MLB Tonight or something!

                    Anyway, yeah…having an F5ed moment is the complete opposite of having an E6 in the boxscore moment. Played little league with another pair of twins and Eloy was known as “E6” and his twin was known as “E6’s brother” all the way thru high school…lol. He got earned the name his first year in peewee ball…

                    Shout out to J-FOH! He’s joining my fantasy football league!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Too bad you couldn’t make it… I hope he’s on MLB Tonight too, tape it if he does come on! That’s awesome… Gonna name Donaldson F5 with Edwin E5

                    • The G says:
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                      @The G:
                      I’ll definitely record the first pitch if it makes on TV!

                      F5 for Donaldson is a great nickname! Some credit to my boy Eloy “E6″…lol

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Definitely!

  16. Jim says:
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    I trade my hammel and maybin for his kazmir and leake..

    my outfield also has: marte, polanco, Blackmon, burns

    should I counter w a different outfielder or ask if he around take gio instead of hammel??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Sure, try Gio first, trade’s fair as is though

  17. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    dom brown or k.parker (appears to be starter at COL now) in NL only with no ratios, just counting stats, with hits added?

  18. JohnnySquid says:
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    I’m the one who asked if I should start Rodon….over Weezy Severino. Sonofabench!

  19. The Phatman says:
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    So, in a deep 17 team league I’ve still been stuck trotting out Hutchison and he keeps getting lit up. Wins count a lot in this league since it’s a tight category. Should I drop him and grab someone like Norris or Wright, or keep sending him out with the chance he gets wins and Ks but knowing his ERA and WHIP will keep taking a hit?

    Also, I have Carlos Martinez and he looks about cooked for the season. I’ve had a few low offers for him but I wonder if it’s better to keep Hutchison and drop Martinez for one of the above SPs? Or maybe Jake Lamb? I just got Archer in a deal so that should shore up some of the pitching problems…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Phatman: I’d go with Hutch…Meh, likely hold C-Mart there, unless you really need Lamb

      • The Phatman says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Just worried about the Cards shutting CMart down soon and missing out on what few scraps are left in our free agency pool.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Lamb then if you need him…You’re not exactly giving me exciting options

          • The Phatman says:
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            @Grey: Ya, that should tell you how thin the free agency pool is in this league…other options would be Wellington Castillo, Francoeur, Drew Stubbs, Gyrko (but I’m still mad at him for last year), Gennett….haha-and to steal a bit from you, that’s me laughing at me!

  20. Chris says:
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    Awesome write-up Grey.

    Curious of your thoughts on my RP situation heading into the final stretch & playoffs. I have Allen, Giles, C. Smith, Vizcaino, and Wade Davis.

    Do you think it’s worth holding onto Davis any longer in a non-holds league? He helps out with WHIP, Ks, & ERA, but curious if you would roster him. Do you think I should replace him with a flier on Kahnle from Colorado? Clearly my closers are pretty shaky right now.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d roster Wade unless I needed saves and then I’d grab Kahnle

  21. twee lil pweegs says:
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    menachem begin WTF ??? where do I even begin? is there anyone here that was even alive during his times ? let alone interetsed in Israeli politics to know is name, well fantasy gRand master Lothario grey albright u did it again /
    anyho you’ll be happy to know that his son “Benny” was elected to the latest kenneset in the likud party. but now he is basicly some kind of a doormat i mean this dude ex-casino manager\drug dealer\pimp ( http://img.mako.co.il/2015/06/10/645016_C.jpg ) had him removed form any important position

  22. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Daniel Nava – top 10 closer next year?

  23. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Do Joc and Bryant just suck now or what? I was hoping these guys would be super keepers at the All-Stat break. Now I’m not sure I even want them on my team. Tired of at looking at 0-4, 3K in the box score everyday.

    Slump or true colors?

    • Chucky says:
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      I haven’t had Bryant in my lineup for the past 3 weeks, and I’m glad I did. Yeah the 0 fears are predictable. Once every great while he’ll knock in or score a run, the home runs are far and few between. I keep hearing how the strreamonator loves him, but I think you gotta look away from the computer and some of those useless stats, and actually take a look at the guy when he’s facing live pitching. A disappointment is being generous.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Chucky: Don’t forget Rizzo. That guy is alllll hype.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Chucky: If you dont like him then dont use him,

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: It happens with rookies. Not everyone is Mike Trout. But they’re top prospects for a reason. So if you own them in a keeper league, you’re keeping them.

    • J-FOH says:
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      All players go through peaks and valleys and with it being th dog days of summer its gotta be tough. I wouldnt give up on them, like I told the commenter below this past Sunday “According to Steamer, who have some of the most trusted and accurate projections, he is one of 4 players projected to hit at least 10 HR’s and have 5 SB’s the rest of the way. The other three are Goldy, Trout and Frazier…. Over the last month he is one of 9 players with at least 4 home runs and 4 stolen bases” You can do what you want, but all these people cant be wrong on such an elite talent

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @J-FOH: Word up J-FOH!

  24. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    H2H, 3 player Keeper League, 12 teams
    Two weeks ago, I was out of the playoffs race, and made some trades for player and drafts picks. My current Keepers are: Rizzo, Arenado, and Stanton.
    After some good waiver moves, I am 1 game out of playoffs. Last place team offerred me: Encarnacion, Hanley and Sale for my Rizzo.

    SHould I make the trade?
    If so, my keepers for next year would be Stanton, Arenado and Sale/Encarnacion?

    Also, you prefer Sale or Sonny Gray?

    THanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d want Rizzo

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Even if by making this trades, I have a strong chance to compete for the top three? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Make a different trade to help yourself

  25. danny almonte says:
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    Was the Bumgarner blurb a warning about his 4530123 innings pitches last year and problems may be ahead?
    Or just pointing out we used to have concerns but everything looks fine

    Ive been semi trying to move him in a keeper but no takers so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @danny almonte: He looks fine after the concern early this season…

  26. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SON loves Fiers and Chavez, Ive dropped them in all leagues to clear up spaces for streaming. Do they get the Fantasy Master Lothario “yay or nay” this weekend in the Houston/Oakland series?

    Thanks as always!

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        If I hadn’t had a bunch of major meltdowns from both the last few weeks (season) I’d have already added them due to SON’s rating.

        That machine can be a fickle mistress…”Hurts so good, come on robot make it hurt so good, sometimes the streams don’t go as they should, but robot; hurt so good”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  27. MattyIce says:
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    Best pickup in a points league for the rest of the season (with a team batting average bonus):

    Cron, Dom Brown, P. Tucker, R. Shaffer, or Piscotty

    Thanks.

  28. Max says:
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    Rank em ROS with an emphasis on wins and whip but not igoring era and k’s:

    Jimmy Nelson, Alex Wood, Matt Shoemaker, Kyle Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Wood, Shoe

  29. Chris says:
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    I am seriously considering dropping Vogt for Beef Welington. 1-catcher OPS league. Should I drop the Vogtster? He has been TERRIBLE the last couple months.

  30. Joker Cat says:
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    OBP league, what’s ROS rank for these SS, Zobrist, Desmond, Jose Ramirez? Thanks!

  31. Clint says:
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    Grade the trade I just pulled off in my 8 team, h2h points keeper league:

    I gave up: Carlos Gonzalez & Lynn
    I received back: Carlos Gomez & Shields

    I know you kinda soured on Gomez since the trade deadline but based on your top 100 for the 2nd half, I thought it looked pretty good?

  32. Web says:
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    Severino Or Heaney?

    Would you drop Ramos for Aaron Wilson or Shaw if he is named closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Web: Severino…Alex Wilson, yes

  33. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Severino or Latos ros?

  34. John says:
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    Will Paulsen be an every day player or platoon. ESPN says every day. So thinking strictly platoon based on their accuracy history??

    If you think he ends up as an every day guy, is he better than Taylor given Span’s return in a few weeks. Getting set up for the playoffs so I can be patient.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: He’s a platoon guy

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. With Span on the wire, would you drop Taylor next week sometime for him or would you look away from Span given his injury frequency? Rios, Rusney, Peterson, K Davis, Avisail on the wire. Or is there some other hidden gems to play OF???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget Span…Rios

          • John says:
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            @Grey: good advice per usual. Gotta get over my bromance with Span over past couple years I have fallen for that .300 average!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  35. Roger Podacter says:
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    Cortisone Crushers?

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey:

        Edwin Encarnacion says, “Yes.” Jose Bautista insists that while the change is an upgrade, it doesn’t address our current needs.

  36. Hawk says:
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    Hey all,

    I’ve got Severino in a 5×5 keeper league. We don’t have a bench. I have Chris Heston and Erasmo Ramirez as my bottom 2 starters.

    Which one of these 2 should I drop to activate Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Crappy team, worst division… Erasmo

  37. bb says:
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    Start gausman or Tillman @ angels?
    Start ray vs cincy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bb: All?

  38. j-mo says:
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    Hey, Grey. Two 80’s wrestling references in the same day? You do speak my language.

    Please rank these free agents for me. I need to pick one up for a UT spot in my 10 team h2h yahoo league. I guess most of the managers have moved on to football. In my mind none of these guys should be available.

    Grichuk, Sano, Taylor, Eaton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j-mo: You’re welcome! Sano, Grichuk, Eaton

  39. yabish says:
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    What do you think about erod @yankees today start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yabish: Wouldn’t touch him

  40. dom says:
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    hey Grey fun read

    Does the Yankees almost getting no-hit by Wright last night bode well for Dickey (@NYY, Eovoldi) tomorrow night? I know it’s basically impossible to predict knuckleballers but I need Quality Starts (and avoid losses) and Dickey has the most out of available players.

    My opponent this week has one more probable start than me, so I want to grab at least one streamer. Other options for the rest of the week include Chavez (HOU, McCugh), Cody Anderson (MIN, Pelfrey), Mike Montgomery (TEX, Perez), Jake Peavy (@CHC, Arrieta).

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Thanks…Nothing to do with Dickey…Montgomery assuming that is home

  41. Mr Baseball says:
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    Kyle Schwarber – do you think he is this good of hitter or he just been in the zone

    I have Carlos Rodon is dynasty league – should I try to move him – or just hang on to
    him for next season – his numbers at this point this year does not matter to me

    • Mr Baseball says:
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      but crappy numbers from him next year will matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball: What are you trading Rodon for? Crap? Then I’d hold…Schwarber has an all-star bat…

  42. Jhan23 says:
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    Hello Grey
    It’s a bit early to reference next season. However trade deadline in my league is coming up.
    Auction Keeper league.
    Could you have a look in that crystal ball of yours and give me a good estimate on Kris Bryant auction value for next season?
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jhan23: Maybe $35, league size changes auction prices

  43. Another F'ing Jeff says:
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    I picked up Rodney hoping to get a vulture save and really got burned in grand Rodney style. I dropped him immediately and left the bench spot blank. No one is better than Fernando Rodney and I mean that.

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ramos, Smith, or Vizcaino ROS?

    On a related note, do you think Capps quickly takes over the closer role assuming he returns when expected?

    Thanks!

  45. Handy afterall says:
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    Happy morning. Just traded archer to the phatman (up above, in the comments), for his hot toddy frazier. Now I need to get another pitcher. I’m thinking of offering my schwarber for severino. Sound like a good move? 17-team roto re-draft, I’ve been in first since May, but am now dropping fast due to some kind of plague afflicting my team of late. They’re all racing to the DL

    Thanks again!

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man. What i was hoping to hear. Also, it’s embarrassing how often – and with how much trepidation – i refresh this page whenever i post a comment (ask a question). it’s a feeling not dissimilar from what i remember experiencing waiting to get a response to a “i like you; do you like me?” note to a girl…
        ahem… also also…as i’ve seen you mention Master Chef a bunch of times, i’ve wanted to ask if you watch the australian version? my girlfriend watches it. it’s far less obnoxious and emotionally mean-spirited than the american version (not sure if that makes it more or less appealing), and the seasons have something like 76 episodes each. and accents! and no ramsey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It sounds like they’ve striped everything that I like about MasterChef! Kidding (sorta)… Nah, haven’t watched it, but I could see myself on a lazy weekend watching it

  46. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, “He did the Bash, He did the Monster Bash!” I loved me some Bash Bros in the day, had that poster and the Jordan wings above my bed. BB was the bomb, especially growing up in the Bay Area when all my friends were Giants/ Clark fans! My team name in my Norcal league is Smash Brothers & Company INC (it’s intentionally long) wavy lines… Awesome league, there’s 6 of us that went to kindergarten together…… Thanks for the nostalgie, I grabbed my avatar from that league for you to gaze upon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: McGwire was my favorite player as a kid, and the A’s were my favorite team from about 85 to 93…Nice pic! How’s the jersey coming?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Cutting out letters right now, I need to round up the neighborhood kids and put them to work Arts and Crafts B*tches!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! “Who wants to work for nickels and lemonade?”

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: A’s, Ken Griffey Jr. and Bo Jackson posters dominated this young Nincompoop’s bedroom. The Bash Brother’s were fresh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went to the All_Star Game where Bo Jackson hit a leadoff homer…What-WHAT?!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: BTW the letters are awesome, because you have 2 Z’s, L’s and A’s less work, great job 2007 Grey! Where did they name come from? I always thought you should have the origin in the glossary.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rudy actually came up with the name, it’s from the card game razz, and to razz someone is to make fun of them, which is really all fantasy sports should be about

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Greinke just coughed up 5er against Philly, they’ve been hot I stopped streaming against them. My early morning DK is dunzo, hello late games!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn!

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: 89′ at Angles Stadium? Jealous. I watched it on TV as a young nincompoop and immediately thought my massive collection of his baseball/football cards (remember the Score “Black & White one?) was going to pay for my college education. Not so much. Wish I spent all my lawn-mowing $ on silver then baseball cards. Sonuvacollect!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Yup, obstructed outfield seats… I think I was banking on Gregg Jeffries at that point for early retirement

              • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                @Grey: Still Jealous you were there. Had a couple Gregg Jeffries 88′ Donruss. Sigh.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sportsflic are gonna make a comeback!

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: I taunted California Angel Reggie Jackson from the County Staduium right field bleachers at the 1982 ALCS. It’s been all downhill from there.

            “Reeeeeeeegieeeeeeeee. Reeeeeeeeeeeegieeeeeeee.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s amazing… He was why I started liking the Angels and then the A’s in the 80s…I just followed him around the country

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              BTW, what happened with GBBO? It start?

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: I just watched a preview on pbs.org.

                The first episode aired on BBC yesterday. I catch it on PBS and it says “coming in september”. So excited. You can probably steam the first episode somewhere now, but I will wait until my old rabbit ear tv picks it up.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yesterday? I think I have BBC and I don’t see it anywhere…Ugh!

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: 2 weeks ago these little kids set up a lemonade stand, a deluxe model with a canopy and fans! I think the HOA shut them down because they were set up right after the gate to the main entrance. They were trying to charge $2 bucks for that shizz, inflation!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha… Smart kids!

  47. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Hanging on by a thread. But I’m like a rabid mongoose cornered in an alley. I’ll do anything.

    Short day today, so let’s rank every starting catcher 1-30 and compare projections for each the rest of the season ;)

    Love ya,

    P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: 29. Tyler “are those for me?” Flowers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          28. Hank Conger – really, you have to play Castro? Effin’ commies!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: 27. Chris Ianetta – “What? Sometimes I hit three homers in a week!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              26. A.J. Pierzynski – Hey, at least you can say you own A.J. Pollock!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: 25. Francisco “I’m hitting .300, what you gotta problem with that?” Cervelli

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  24. John Ryan Murphy – I’m a serial killer.

                  • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                    @Grey: Very Funny!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: 23. Yadier Molina – No I didn’t have gastric bypass surgery I just look like it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      22. Curt Casali – I had 4 good games.

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: 21. Wilson Ramos – I fooled you into thinking I could be a top ten catcher way back when. LOL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      20. Mike Zunino – I should really be ranked around 27

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: 19. James McCann – Brian McCann is my domestic life partner. We have two dogs.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      18. Brian McCann – See 19

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: 17. Jonathan Lucroy – I’m from the bayou and have more teeth than you’d expect.

                    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                      @Phil of the Future: This could be a thread of itself.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      16. Yasmani Grandal – Shouldn’t I be higher?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: 15. Evan Gattis – In the offseason I chop down trees and dig holes. I have a ride-on lawnmower.

                    More tomorrow, G. I gotta run. This was fun!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      See you tomorrow!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Phil, your a dog guy. Do you mind pouring a little out for my lab? Ms. Nincompoop and her were on a walk last night when she got attacked by a pitbull. Been at the vet all night and just brought her home. She’ll be alright, but it’s not good. Thanks dude!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Oh, Peter man I’m so sorry. Of course I’ll pour some out for your boy.

        What happened?? Was it just a loose pitbull running around? A pack? Where do you live?

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Phil of the Future: I wasn’t there, but Ms. Nincompoop was out on a walk with the dog, crossing through a parking lot of a park, when someone’s pitbull jumped out of a van and just blindsided her. The owner called off the dog, but then disappeared. So I’m left with a 2K vet bill and dog filled with tubes. Like my bumper sticker says, “this aggression will not stand, man.” Appreciate the thoughts.

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Peter Nincompoop: Jesus.

            I’m so angry right now. But very glad your pooch will be okay. And just know she’ll bounce back. Our best friends have short memories when it comes to this type of thing.

            • Peter Nincompoop says:
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              @Phil of the Future: I hope she has a short-term memory. I used to bring her up to school with me, so she got pretty well socialized. Hope that doesn’t change. Thanks dude!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Peter Nincompoop: She’s still gonna be the same Lab goofball she always was :)

              • Great White North says:
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                @Peter Nincompoop: I just poured one out for the little dude. Now there is coffee on the office carpet. Rub behind the ears a lot. That makes ’em forget everything.

                • Phil of the Future says:
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                  @Great White North: Love and treats and car rides. That’s all they need.

                • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                  @Great White North: Thanks GWN and Phil. Appreciate it.

  48. Wilsonian says:
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    I gots a couple questions, yo:

    1) I hate to do this, but I keep picking at the catcher scab. I dropped Beef on Sunday for Grandal. He then proceeded to do nothing. Do I just slot Castillo back in and hope he continues some sort of hotness for awhile?

    2) Dump Fowler for any of the following: Belt, Hicks, Taylor, Avisail?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1. Sure 2. Depends on needs, Avisail

  49. Paul says:
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    Please rank ROS for a 12 team H2H league.
    B. Moss, A. Garcia, G. Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Avisail, Moss, depends on needs

  50. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    BREAKING NEWS: There is a late addition to the GOP shortlist of debaters -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNz6eHfsESQ

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Miso impressed! For some reason my DVR cut off like the first 20 min. I saw that Katrina, Henry Rollins and someone else made it to the top three of the first thing, but missed everything else. Any good Tommy Lust quotes I miss out on?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tommy Lust said something like, “Finally, I’m not the only thing flaming in here,” as they flambe’d

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: That’s awesome!

          • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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            @Grey: I thought we had Hetal on the ropes before that commerical break, getting all insecure….then it started to rain at my house in ny….or maybe that was greys tears… OVER MEXICAN MOM

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That Hetel’s there is a joke…She can’t cook meat! Overlord, call them as you see them and tell me this isn’t crazy?

              • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                @Grey: Its all about the demographics I truly believe it. They got rid of the one muslim girl so they cant ax the indian one just yet. They just got rid of the first single mom, mexican one is next. the special ed quota is Henry Rollins, gay is bayou flambay , its basically just one big politically correct show where they cut an paste to make it look they way they want.

                • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                  @ROTO OVERLORD: Gordon is the whole show and I wish I could meet him he would make a great coach lol tears u down and builds u back up

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Like the Earl Weaver of cooking coaches

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha…Nice breakdown, RO… Don’t forget the straight male, Derrick

                  • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                    @Grey: lol yeah the token rocker derrick, the token Italian who cooked using horseradish on chicken and waffles, list goes on an on lol…..yea lol like the earl weaver/billy martin of cooking coaches.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Graham is Joe Maddon, if Joe Maddon removed his glasses every time he went to the mound

  51. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm 9×9 H2H, W, L and QS all count, have to drop one SP – J. Garcia, Shelby, Shoemaker, Jungmann or Severino?

  52. Bobby's World says:
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    Hey master grey!

    In a h2h points league with a weekly roster lock (also redraft) which bat are you adding for depth/maybe more

    Melky Cabrera, Aaron hicks, Jung ho kang, Ryan Howard, alexei Ramirez, Josh Hamilton , Gerardo parra, Francisco lindor, Marlon Byrd, delino desheilds.

    My starting bats:

    C: schwarber

    1b: encarncion

    2b: howie Kendrick

    3b: Todd Frazier

    SS: Carlos correa

    IF: Kris Bryant

    OF: Bryce Harper

    OF: puig

    OF: joc pederson

    OF: Jay Bruce

    DH: Hanley Ramirez

    Utility : Adam eaton

    What’s up with joc? Time to bench him next week if he doesn’t get out of his funk this weekend?

  53. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I’m looking to shore up the rotation with one more move; I currently have Arrieta, Carrasco, Salazar, Richards and Walker. I’m leading the league in Ks, WHIP and ERA and I’m third in W.

    Yelich and Billy Hamilton are on the bench (I’m third in SB and really need AVG/RBI), with Hamilton getting plugged in when Harper, Marte, Brantley or Votto aren’t playing, so one seems expendable. Here are the options:

    1. Drop Yelich and pick up Alex Wood
    2. Drop Yelich and pick up Severino
    3. Accept a trade of Billy Hamilton for Cole Hamels
    4. Do nothing and get back to work

    Thanks for all the help… it’s nice to be the one competing for the title, thanks to all your help!

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @hanklongball: hopefully you got the sleep first.

  54. Nasty Boy says:
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    Personally, I respect McClendon’s managerial decisions regarding the closer situation and always appreciate a manager not being afraid to stray from the book. Chapman should be coming in in the 8th sometimes with two outs, i.e.

    Anyway, drop Ramos for Wilson?

    Thanks.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Nasty Boy: With all due respect, I think you must have manure for your brains if you think McClendon’s done a good job with the M’s bullpen. Rodney, his tilted brim and his quiver should of been DFA/traded back in June. Hey, I said with all due respect.

      • Nasty Boy says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: I was speaking about his decisions to use Smith in the eighth, not personnel. Even using him for one hitter in a big situation when he technically wasnt available. I dig.

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Nasty Boy: Gotcha…let’s hug it out.

  55. Dommattingly says:
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    Would you drop Burns or Tucker for Aoki or W Castillo? Thanks!

  56. Air Conditioned Nightmare says:
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    Don’t hate me because I dropped Erasmo for Jon Niese…. I HAD TO!

  57. Cram It says:
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    Boyd or Nola?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Scratch that, I was thinking of someone else.

  58. Sale or Archer ROS?

    In a keeper league, do you think Archer can land Sale and another player? Looking for SBs.

    Thanks for everything you do. You make my work life much easier and my pick-up lines to the ladies much worse cuz i keep telling them i want to stream them.

  59. dom says:
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    stream Ethier @philly, Buchanan or Chris Young vs BOS, LHP Rodriguez tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Ethier

  60. Mike says:
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    Boyd was throwing 94 miles per hour. He was throwing the ball high and the result was a lot of fly ball outs.

  61. Gareth says:
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    Streaming pickings are slim today.
    Pick one of the following:

    Buerle @home versus the TWINS Gibson

    Wisler @home versus MIAMI Urena

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: His 7 ER effort in his last start against the lowly Phillies are not a concern?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course it is

  62. EA says:
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    Grey-

    I’m in a keeper league and I have Syndergaard. I have a good chance at winning the money bagz this year. Should I trade him for something that will help me this year? I’m asking because if he gets shutdown, it won’t help me at all. You da man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: Depends what you can get

      • EA says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: @Grey: Could probably get Bumgarner and Chapman (if it doesn’t get vetoed)

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @EA: Also on how deep your league is, how many keepers you get, are the other league members morons, etc.

      • EA says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: 12 team, 3 keepers, and yes- some are. I can keep JoseFer, Joc and Schwarber or Arrieta if I wanted. Harper could be kept in the 2nd too. So i’ve got options.

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @EA: Yeah…I’d move Syndergaard in that situation. Good luck!

  63. Jack says:
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    K. Sampson or D. Duffy?

  64. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    I learned most of life’s lessons from Peter Engle teenage sitcoms. If Season 2: Episode 15 of Saved By The Bell, “The Fabulous Belding Boys”, taught me anything it’s that some things are too good to be true (i.e., Rod Belding) and that, although seemingly a drag, the tried-and-true (i.e., Richard Belding) will always be there for you. I have Vogt, but Castillo is WAY cooler. Thoughts? Thanks Grey.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Oh man, okay. Should I question all the other wisdom I’ve gathered from Saved By The Bell as well?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, case by case basis

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Thanks Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: That’s some good commenting there!

  65. Cool Hunk says:
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    Is Khris Davis worth owning in a 12 team OBP league? Need OF help. Would be replacing Josh Hamilton who I picked up last week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  66. Jon says:
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    Keep 2 of 3 going into 2016: Stroman, Smyly, Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Stroman

  67. ERad says:
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    I don’t own any shares of Crush – but gotta give props where props is due, great call on the 2nd half ranking!

    Stream option for this weekend:
    Gausman @ LAA (-1.4)
    Koehler @ ATL (-7.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You engaged yet, or what? Gausman

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Just calmly sedating myself until Saturday – I’ll have the buy/sell comments right by side though don’t worry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ping me in the comments at any point!

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: You’ll be the first to know!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I better! Grey Albright, Life Coach

  68. joe says:
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    saves are a hard thing to predict but who gets the most chances down the stretch?
    kahnle, arodys, alex wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

  69. Eric says:
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    ROS 5×5, rank order please.

    Reyes, Sano

    Bruce, Marte, Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes…Marte, Duda

  70. Gareth says:
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    I was deciding between Piscotty and Gennett for a batty call today. However my thought process was constantly interrupted by “Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!”
    I ultimately chose Piscotty. How could I not.

    The thing is, I never got where the reference was from. Could you please enlightened me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Google “scotty doesn’t know”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw it once too

  71. Eric says:
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    Own Ramos and Wilson. Drop one for Kahnle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  72. tank1 says:
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    Deal one of the following – Bruce, Upton, Encarnacion or Jones plus Holland for JD Martinez? Or am I giving up too much? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce and Holland

  73. Gareth says:
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    I noticed Piscotty has 0 home runs so far. If there’s ever a day to get your first homer it would be against a pitcher such as Michael Lorenzen (his last name sounds like a decongestant tablet) on a nice hot summer day game at the Great American ballpark with a light breeze blowing out.

    Lets form a Razzball prayer hexagon so Piscotty can break his duck today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Gareth: 3 more sides to go…

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @MattTruss: the cat makes his own weather reports.

  74. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Sweet Dee Gordon
    or
    Schwarbs/DeShields
    ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, depends on needs

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        You’re the man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Indeed!

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @Grey: Last night’s game, Gordon sprints to 1st on a ground all and is thrown out on a close play. However, he pulls the Little League “safe sign” play and the ump calls him safe. NYM challenge and Gordon walks off the field… enters the dugout… walks around the dugout… all this as the umps are still on the phone with command central reviewing the play. I’m so glad the game is so much faster now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: surprised you are the first to use that nickname for him. seeing how much like a blond, birdlike woman he appears to be.

  75. Gareth says:
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    Batting 8th for Cardinals today is Greg Garcia.

    Is there a less Hispanic first name than Greg?

    I hear that name and picture a white guy working at Best Buy. “Yes sir, Greg can help you choose a new flat screen TV. “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  76. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    You worried at all about Preston Tucker’s ROY value with the acquisition of Gomez (i.e., 4th OF)? I’m playing him at UTIL in my 10-Teamer but there’s players like Choo, Zombino and R. Zimmerman sitting out there on the wire. Hold serve, or, make a change?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Gomez likely hurt his value…I’d hold him if I could platoon him with another bench or waiver hitter

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: he’s still only missed lefty days, which are the exact same ones he missed before. it completely ruined marisnick though, and when/if springer is back this year it’ll hurt tucker (likely rasmus more so) then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  77. Jon says:
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    Points league that counts everything. SPs pretty valuable and I need help there.
    Would you trade Upton for Tanaka? Upton for S Miller? Or Puig for Odorizzi? Thanks!
    My team:
    C Grandal
    1b Hosmer
    2b Wong
    Ss Tulo
    3b C Davis
    Of Harper
    Of Upton
    Of Puig
    U Gardner
    Bench
    3b Longoria
    Ss Peralta
    Of/1b Moss
    2b Travis

    SP:
    Kershaw
    Carrassco
    Salazar
    Iwakuma
    Corbin
    Fiers
    Shoemaker
    Burnett (DL)
    Matz (DL)
    RP
    Perkins
    Cadillac
    Ramos

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon:
      Damn autocorrect- Casilla, not Cadillac

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Jon: How awesome would a closer with the last name “Cadillac” be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These trades are not very good

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey:
        We get 308 appearances and 1250 innings per year. SPs are more valuable in this league than any other I’ve been in. There’s crap on the waiver wire for SP. that said, I appreciate you talking me off the overpay ledge!

  78. Gareth says:
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    So much for a beautiful sunny day in Cincinnati.

    Rain delay!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Gareth: No “G3”? Did I miss it?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: there weren’t three in a row, or even 3 out of 4.

  79. Chris says:
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    Great write up as always!

    ROS, which pair is better?

    Kinsler / Billy Hamilton
    or
    Dee Gordon / Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  80. J-FOH says:
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    MC, yes! that squeaking by broad is gone. She had no business being there as long as she did. Luck ran out on her weak game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that challenge should’ve been in her wheelhouse

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I want to run into Steven on the street…and T Lust is stepping it up.

        It’s really cool at my house. The whole family watches together and we try to guess who is gonna win/lose the challenges. I was 2 for 2 last night. My daughter likes Tomny. He makes her laugh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tommy makes me laugh too…Wait, am I your daughter?!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Im your daddy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes! Papa?

  81. jack says:
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    just donated to your daiquiri fund–thanks for the great humor and excellent fantasy advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey (or other angelinos): off topic, but any recs for a good bday dinner spot in LA for the missus and a group of 8-10? more down and dirty then trendy….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @herschel: what type of food you looking for?

      • herschel says:
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        @J-FOH: ethnic? korean? japanese? mexican?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JFOH doesn’t know LA

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Pizza Bagel please! I know a little

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, little

        • J-FOH says:
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          @herschel: grey took me and Sky to Park BBQ in Korea town. It was really good. And as a bonus they have pictures of former major leaguer Chan Ho Park on the wall.

          http://parksbbq.com/main/

          For Mexican I like yxta for a more refined mexican. Some of the best pozole I have ever had. The Al Pastor is top notch. I just looked at their menu and it has changed which kind of bothers me a bit because they took of dishes i liked off. I wonder if they had a chef change.

          http://yxta.net

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            A chef change since the last time you were there in 2004…You don’t live in LA!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: 2014

          • herschel says:
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            @J-FOH: good lookin out….gracias.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t listen to JFOH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Down and dirty in LA? Ha! Kidding (kinda) I like Petty Cash Taqueria

  83. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    From the Phillies’ broadcast:

    Play by Play: The first pitch from Buchanan is a changeup at 87.
    Color: That’s actually his fastball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: was that really the line or is this a joke, it could’ve been real.

  84. Jack says:
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    Have huge lead in H2H league w/OBP. Still trying to scheme to position team for playoffs. I noticed that AGon has a much better schedule for that time than Fielder and B. Hamilton has to face better pitching & catching during that time vs DeShields. Would you trade (playoff schedule shown):

    Fielder (4vHOU, 3vSEA, [email protected], [email protected])
    B. Hamilton ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])

    for

    A Gonzalez (3vCOL, 3vPIT, 4vARI, [email protected])
    DeShields (4vHOU, 3vSEA, [email protected], [email protected])

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jack: I’d hold with what you have

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon if I didn’t need SBs

  85. IV says:
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    Starting Ross v ARI minus Goldy, Pollock, Castillo in a QS league?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @IV: I’d start him even if those guys are in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  86. Eric says:
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    Need to drop one:
    Nola, Leake, T Walker, Iwakuma

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eric: for me it would be walker

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Walker’s fine to lose too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  87. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Steven Wright bit was great! You’ve had some great content over the year…

    Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  88. Gareth says:
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    Talk abut rapid ERA correction for Grienke today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  89. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up as usual.

    6×6 (OBP, QS) roto, non keeper, extremely limited roster moves and pick ups.

    Would you trade Miggy and Billy Burns for Strasburg and Dee Gordon? Strasburg would replace Joe Ross, miggy is on my bench and I would be forced to roll with Cron ROS, Gordon would go in my UTIL spot.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  90. Steve says:
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    Do you think Ozuna gets the call back to the majors after 8/5, when he’s certain to miss his super-2 eligibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  91. David says:
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    DeGrom/Carrasco/Odor for Carlos Gomez/AJ Pollock? HxH League, hitting much more valuable than pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  92. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Uh……Hey Grienke! Really don’t want that win, do ya?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  93. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Holy Crap!! Greinke just pitch-slapped Buchanan!!! Why on earth isn’t Puig in the lineup? More Donnie baseball. Thanks, Obama.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  94. B.o.B says:
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    10 team OBP keeper league…is Joc Pederson worth hanging onto? He’s been so awful but I’m not sure if he’s worth hanging onto as a keeper for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  95. Edan Lichtenstein says:
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    Nelson Cruz for Carlos Martinez – which side is for you?

    I need pitching down the stretch! Or Shields, or Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Edan Lichtenstein: Martinez is going to hit the wall here pretty soon, but Cruz is only 1 HR away from a pulled hammy, so do what you gotta do!

  96. Great White North says:
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    Dom Brown and Victor Martinez have hit hone runs today. Tehol’s sphincter must be puckering.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  97. Mike

    Mike says:
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    If Oprah mated with a grasshopper I think you’d getting something close to that Coolio pic, but I’m no biologist or nothin

  98. Tom says:
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    After Matz comes back, do the Mets go to 6 man rotation or are they more likely to skip starts. If skip starts is the answer, do you think they don’t skip for Matz in order to build his innings up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that makes sense

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: So to make sure I understand you….you agree that after Matz gets back that they it might be likely that they take turns having everyone skip starts EXCEPT Matz, right? So Matz would stay on regular schedule – pitching every 5 days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s a good idea for the Mets to do that, and they could

  99. SO says:
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    Ramos has been bad the last month, but like his strike outs, drop for Wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson, yes

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    Who are you starting tomorrow (pick 1):

    Robbie Ray v. CIN
    Gausman @Angels

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll make the 45 minute trip in?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I just checked and he is playing the Roxy on Nov 2nd. Im going foh sho!

        Ive been going to shows in Hollywood when you were still in Joyzee

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And now you’re in Reseda, or somewhere

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: we drive everywhere here.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: Nice

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: how far from Cambridge Mass are you? Blackalicious plays there on August 23rd

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          4 hours

  101. Johnny says:
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    Will Turner be the Dodgers full time 3B when he comes back? Will Seager rob him of AB’s in September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so on Seager, it’s not clear at this point, all conjecture

      • Johnny says:
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        @Grey: So you think there’s a good chance that Turner will lose AB’s to Seager?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he’s promoted

  102. Great White North says:
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    I dropped V. Martinez two days ago, then picked him up as a batty call waiver claim today. That there is some straight up luck. Now I hope I have the balls to drop his mendoza line ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  103. Wilsonian says:
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    Khrush hit one today – I’m hoping it’s a sign. Him or Avisail?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  104. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard mixed Yahoo keeper league. Currently in 3rd place (4 points out of first). Here’s my lineup:
    C – Lucroy
    1B – Freeman (DL), Grandal
    2B – Wong
    3B – Machado
    SS – Correa
    OF – Marte, Brantley, Heyward, Pederson
    BENCH – Segura
    SP – Kluber, Cole, Keuchel, Odorizzi, Bauer
    RP – Papelbon, Gregerson, Ziegler, Osuna

    As you can probably guess, I’m doing very well in the pitching stats but middle of the pack in batting stats. I’m also a little frustrated/worried about Freeman’s oblique injury. Would you trade for Teixeira to fill the void at 1B? I think I’d have to give up one of my SP (which is okay since I’m currently 55 innings over the limit). It’s a keeper league so I’m leery to trade away Kluber, Cole, or Keuchel. Would you trade away Odorizzi (and probably a 12th round pick) for Teixeira?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor for Tex works for me

  105. Josh says:
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    Trade Duda and Odorizzi for Papelbon and Zimmerman if you have no room for Duda? He can’t keep this up right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

      • Josh says:
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        He wants Lance Lynn instead of Odorizzi. That seems like a bit much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not if it helps you win this year

          • Josh says:
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            So you’d do it then?

            Pujols is my 1B. I’ve been playing Duda while he’s hot but clearly he can’t keep it up. Would suck to lose Lynn (he and Syndergaard are my two best pitchers) but Zimmerman should be serviceable right, and flipping Duda while he’s hot for Pap could payoff. Thanks for you help.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  106. Andre says:
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    Grey! Great write up….

    10tm keeper league. Keep 5 players indefinitely. Counting stars are : H, HR, RBI, Avg, R, Steals, and BB….which one of these two are you keeping long term.

    Springer or Soler

    Other keepers are Donaldson, Kershaw, Correa, and Gomez.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  107. John says:
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    In a 7×7 obp/slg/hold/QS roto, 11 teams, 5 keepers per team, which 2 SPs you keeping between carrasco, harvey and noah? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Noah

  108. Fish says:
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    10 team Yahoo league with additional categories of hits, OBP, SLG.

    What side do you like better?

    Ian Kinsler/Adam Jones/24th round pick
    for
    Pence/Lemahieu/6th round pick? Basically are Kinsler/Jones enough of an upgrade to give up a 6th round pick? If not, what round would you give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  109. Eric says:
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    ROS:

    1. Ethier or R Castillo
    2. Odor or Phillips

    3. Is it worth picking up Panick on DL and could he outperform Odor/Philips?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethoer…Odor…Forget Panik

  110. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Grey, who you got ROS – Lind vs Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  111. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    looking like we’re better off with gose than rajai, they’d rather play collins over rajai, and gose gets better lineup placement, this is odd since rajai’s triple slash numbers are actually good, gose’s are terrible. i’m guessing gose’s D is better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Gose, for sure

  112. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Great writeup as always.
    Couple questions for you. 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league, we only keep 10. standard yahoo scoring.

    1.Is it time to drop Yasmani Tomas? Available bats include B.PHILLIPS, MELKY, W.CASTILLO, R.HOWARD, D.BROWN, L.FORSYTHE, M.TAYLOR. NAPOLI, R.CASTILLO

    2.I have both AJ Ramos and Carson Smith in my RP spots. Should I just ride out the storm and hope for smooth sailing ahead? Which would you drop first? Available RPs include T.KAHNLE, D.STOREN, J.SORIA, S.ROMO, MCALLISTER, B.SHAW, C.CAPPS

    3. Drop any of A.CASHNER or P.CORBIN for M.SHOEMAKER, K.GAUSMAN, J.PEAVY

    Thanks again for all your help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Melky 2. Ramos for Kahnle 3. Cash for Shoe

  113. Wilsonian says:
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    Better DL stash for this year – Kipnis or Dickerson?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    FWIW – I have Wong and Phillips to man 2nd right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  114. J-FOH says:
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    Blackalicious is playing at the Roxy on 9/15, its a tuesday, get sky to cover the round up and lets go to the show

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I get a written apology from Sky for Carlos Santana! (Or at least a gif)… On the honest, I don’t know Blackalicious, so have no interest

      • Sky

        Sky says:
        (link)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Hey!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: One of your best pulls ever. Star Lord!

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @Sky: Hahahaha. Well played, sir.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Gift of Gab is a sick lyricist. They are very unique, more mellow, the anti-gangsta rap. Its not mainstream for sure. Ive seen them live quite a few times and they always crushed it. Being its their return to LA for their new album I wouldn’t be surprised to see some LA underground legends showing up to the show and jumping on stage.

        Here is a solo cut from their MC Gift of Gab

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qG_ODnuGqw

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m listening to The Game right now, I’ll be on top as soon as the beat drops…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: did the game have a new album drop?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I’m listening to shizz from 7 years ago

  115. RicoSuave says:
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    Great job Grey!

    Paulsen, Khris Davis. Avisail Garcia or Rusney Castillo? Please rank ROS…

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Davis

  116. Nightmare says:
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    Who’s your favorite shorty ROS

    Hanley or Jose Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      hanley

  117. Corey says:
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    I need a streamer for tomorrow and the wire is thin. Pick your poison: Raisel Iglesias @ CLE or Mike Pelfrey @ ARI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Raisel

  118. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Drop either Maybin or Preston Tucker for Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  119. Scott says:
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    Wong has been listening to too much Jane’s Addiction lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t get it

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: he might meant been caught stealing? or maybe something about him having a dad.

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: what did you listen to in the 90’s?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rap

          • gogulls says:
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            @Grey:
            Will be drinking a 40oz and going to see Straight Outta Compton sat night!

  120. Kluber Troopers says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. I’m in 2nd place and closing in on 1st. Best categories to make up points are RBI, SB, and W (even on IP).

    Team looks like:
    C-Lucroy
    1B- Aushizz
    2B-Wong
    3B-Franco
    SS-Lindor
    OF- Harper
    OF- Cargo
    OF-Pollock
    UTIL- Duda
    BN- Deshields (I plug in at 2nd when Wong/STL is off to make up games and for SB)
    BN- Polanco
    BN-David Peralta

    SP- Arrieta, Lester, Liriano, Carraso, Strasburg

    Would you trade Duda and Strasburg for Marte?

    Corbin just hit the ww, or I can just use that spot to stream pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know this

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: but did you like it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I like it, I like all the videos you give me…We’re simpatico, sadly, we both fell for Sky’s Santana trick!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Sky is our black magic woman

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I miss Sky, his allure transfixes

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: yeah you didnt split a room with him in Phoenix

                • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                  @J-FOH:@Grey @J-FOH just cover me in marsala wine and call me a FLAMBAY

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

  121. Wilson says:
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    Duda or Ortiz for ROS at UTIL slot? especially I need homers , thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz

  122. Harrison Saunders says:
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    I followed Jungman at UT. Don’t fall in love — he’ll break your heart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, followed like a stalker?

  123. Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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    12 team OPS league with net steals over steals. K’s and hits added too. m.taylor has to be over joc at this point, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  124. Carter says:
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    Would it be crazy to trade a Todd Frazier and Rendon for Jose Abreu?

    What about Frazier, Rendon, and Harvey for Abreu and Bum?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda crazy on either… I guess the Bum could work

  125. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    H2H with E5 and some others is hair raising shit. last week i had about 5 total homers, this week i’ve gotten 8 already. v-mart refinding his butt needle is nice, and cortisone twins going off sure is nice.

  126. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Woah the Nats…did the right thing? Pretty sure Matt wasn’t involved:

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: thats just crazy….for them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s crazy, really surprised on that

  127. Scott says:
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    1908 teams in yahoo dropped Joe Ross BEFORE his start today. suckers!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott: that’s really stupid to have done that, i regrabbed ross in like 7 leagues the second he came back, and wasn’t dropping till he actually missed his first game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious

  128. Scott says:
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    my batty call of Carl Crawford today went very well, I must say. isn’t that right, Pat Sajak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  129. Cohen says:
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    Grey, bench bat, D.Brown, C.Seager or Avasail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  130. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    F yeah ! joe the boss ross is still in control of his destiny!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  131. Spammer Jay says:
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    Yeah Boyyyyyd! love that title.

    trying to win now and need power.no limit keeper league. Trade Joc ($9) for Encarnacion ($12)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Edwin

  132. Knucks says:
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    11 team roto

    Needs aside, would you rather roster avisail, yelich, or khris Davis as a bench/util bat for the next month or so?

    • Knucks says:
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      @Knucks: sorry meant to ask for a ranking of the three

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Avisail

  133. Terrence Mann says:
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    How many AJ Pollocks does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    One to hold the lightbulb and one to drink vodka until the room starts spinning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey:

        You can use it. Ain’t mine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I ain’t using it

  134. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, 6X6, H2H.. With Betts near return 1)which OF would you look to trade-Eaton, Parra or Polanco? 2)Would you trade one of Eaton-Parra-Polanco and Tillman for Synergaard and Castro or A. Jackson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco and Tillman for Noah alone, definitely with anything else

      • Happyharry says:
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        Thanks for your advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  135. Brett says:
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    Grey

    How much do you like Strasberg vs Colorado Saturday? If I don’t activate until Monday I can pick up a dl stash. 12 team 6×6 holds and ops additional stats.

    If I wait I can pick up pedroia or Capps. Which do you prefer current 2b is dozier and odor is my utility. Relievers for holds I have are storen and Sanchez in Toronto. Or neither and activate Strasberg,

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d activate him…. I’d grab Pedroia though, tough call… Likely grab Pedroia if it meant benching Stras

  136. Jack says:
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    J. Ross already has as many IP as last year. Gotta be on an innings limit, right? Do I drop his brother Tyson for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, he’ll only throw for another few weeks

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: crap, still better keeper though than these: teheran/fiers/mccullers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  137. JT says:
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    Grey-

    3 either/ors in a Points League (ROS)- 1) Logan Forsythe or Kolten Wong, 2)Lucas Duda or Victor Martinez, 3)Melky Cabrera or Randal Grichuk? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong…Duda…Melky

  138. Kluber Troopers says:
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    Had to expand the trade and now its a done deal.

    My: Duda, Polanco, Ramos, and Strasburg for
    His: Marte, Quintana, Kahnle

    Work for you?

    • Kluber Troopers says:
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      @Kluber Troopers:

      Also, who do you think has better chance for saves? Kahnle or Shaw? Thinking bout dropping one to stash Seager. Thanks ahead of time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kahnle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  139. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    jesus, right after coming back from hamstring thing something else just happened to hammel.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: What up with that chump? Only 2 quality starts in the last month, he’s just riding the coattails of his solid starting months now.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Fungazi: he was doing just fine this time (and was pretty good last time), it was just those 2 games right after the hamstring thing, which tonight probably was also caused by.

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Yeah, not as many updates this time of the year I find. Sites are migrating to football.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Fungazi: might be right bout that. hope not.

  140. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Hammel, Heston, McHugh, Nelson, and Joe Ross. Which two for ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Nelson

  141. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    here comes the VIZ (and nobody can beat him!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  142. greg says:
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    Michael Taylor….lose playing time if/when Span comes back? Or Werth gets platooned?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Taylor will get platooned, but you never know

  143. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    My softball team of social scientists played against the overly engineering based Indian Student Association tonight and got handled something like 33-16. Meaning I lost out on picking up Joe Ross. However, I was able to watch the glory of the Donald. So cool. And Walker did a shookey-dookey, saying, “When you find mush you push”.

  144. gogulls says:
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    What better show on TV has women’s names “thing 1”, “thing 2”, “new york”?! Flav was the sheeeiiitttt!

  145. noooo says:
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    avisail/rusney/pillar/davis whod you rather have as your solo bench bat to fill in on the outfield? ops/hr/sb/avg/etc are cats

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