I’m being honest here when I say I don’t think you can stop Gary Sanchez.  Someone needs some breaking pitches and chloroform.  It’s a sequel, The Sanchize II:  Homers > Butt Fumbles.  Trivia:  Gary, Indiana is the birthplace of the Jacksons; Gary Sanchez is a Thriller that Ben making balls Beat It, since Imma sing on a song that Michael sung.  Yesterday, Chez Gary went 2-for-3 with his 9th homer in only his 19th game, as he hits .389.  He has 9 homers in 19 games.  Now is when you cackle deliriously.  Paranoid cause you’re a son like Elroy.  You’d be happy as hell if Sanchez was the real deal.  Please, tell me it’s not Maas appeal.  He had 10 homers in 71 games in Triple-A, so I’m all for the hype, but thinking he’s going to be a top 3 catcher in 2017 might be a bit much due to three weeks of play.  There’s no leagues where I wouldn’t own him right now, even if that meant starting him at utility.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.11 vs. Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  Yesterday, I set my Twitter location for Japan to see what people were tweeting about this game in Tokyo and I couldn’t understand one thing anyone was saying.

Nelson Cruz – Left yesterday’s game with back spasms, but it doesn’t sound serious, unless you say it with a very deep voice, then it sounds more ominous.

Tyler Glasnow – Taking his rehab to Triple-A.  Next stop, the big time!  Or shut down due to more shoulder discomfort.  So many possibilities (really only two).

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.55.  Yesterday, I took the Ray Searage myth and debunked it.  Debunked!  Mythbuster, I am.  I’m going to edit the Snopes page for Ray Searage and credit myself as the debunker.  Where’s Eva Braun?  In debunker!  With that debunking in mind, let me say, “Look at Cole too!”  Yeah, I don’t know what’s going on with Cole, but I’d guess injury or dead arm.

Jordy Mercer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  When Jordy goes long, he goes by Jordache.

Collin McHugh – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I was thinking about how McHugh has been decent recently, so I looked up his stats.  Yeah, he’s been awful.  6+ ERA in August going into yesterday’s game.  5.01 ERA on the year.  Callin’ McAwful!

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  I know, he hasn’t been great for power over the last month, but he’s the type of player that can hit 7-10 homers in the final month.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 34th homer.  *screaming over howling winds*  “Did you turn the AC on too high?”  “No, it’s a Torenado!”

Tyler Anderson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.69 (meow).  Last time I was taken with Anderson like my Liam Nessons, he threw two duds back-to-back, so I’m going to temper my expectations like my tempura’d shrimp.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homers, hitting .317.  Too bad they have an asterisk!  Kidding, there’s no asterisk.  He’s totally clean now.  *stares straight ahead trying not to blink*  Totally, completely clean.

Zach Davies – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  He’s had neutral luck, around a 7 K/9, terrible park, not a great team, but he’s a dog lover and a fighter for social justice.  I’d rely on Stream-o-Nator for him.

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  He’s hitting .176, and if there’s a heavenly spirit that appreciates sleepers, he’ll leave Arcia’s average in the gnarly range this year.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He did appear to give up 5 ER, but there was an error, causing a small stutter of the heart and a ticker shock.  By the way, Indians’ pitchers aren’t just getting hit by the A’s; they’re getting hit by the A’s.  Okay, same, same, but I emphasized it more the 2nd time I said it.

Kendall Graveman – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  What a bleh start.  Pretty neutered, just like a Kendall.

Jon Niese – Will have knee surgery.  The doctor said, “The proboscis is bad.” Niese corrected him, “You mean, prognosis.”  The doctor said, “Yes, that’s exactly what I meant,” then stifled laughter.  Robert Gsellman will take Niese’s spot in the rotation, which is like putting a round peg in a very hook-like hole.  Gsellman had a 4.50+ ERA in the minors, so I’d wait and see there.

Jacob deGrom – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.96.  On the bright side, he hasn’t revealed a torn elbow tendon.  Yet.

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  That was with only 97 pitches.  Of course, that wasn’t the Mets’ A lineup.  Okay, they don’t really have an A lineup, but Jay Bruce left the game early with an injury.  Okay, okay, Bruce has been awful lately, so him leaving early might’ve been a plus for the Mets.  But Neil Walker was out of the lineup.  He’s been good (for six weeks this year spread out over the season).

Stephen Piscotty – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .279.  Piscotty doesn’t know how bad I want him to get to 25 homers.  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-3 and his 17th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, and third homer in the last five games, and fourth homer in the last eight games, and the hottest schmotato in the land.

Albert Pujols – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 24th homer, hitting .257.  He now has 99 RBIs on the year.  He’s on pace for 125 RBIs.  Serious question, was he batting in the Angels’ lineup all year?

Mike Trout – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 24th homer, hitting .312.  I wrote a little ditty for Trout, here it goes.  Trout, can’t lift a rubber tree plant, but I have no leagues that have a category for Rubber Tree Lifting.  And he’s got high hopes…

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.98.  Since May 1st, his ERA is 3.31 in 125 IP.  Yup.

James Shields – 6 IP, 4 ER vs. the Phils.  Still people were asking if they should start him yesterday.  He has a 5.98 ERA and 1.61 WHIP.  Not just on the White Sox, it’s worst there.  No, these are his season long numbers.  C’mon.  Let him ride into the sunset with Matt Cain and Jake Peavy.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer.  Has three homers in the last week, and hitting over .350.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .254. He’s on pace for 40 homers, if the season were to go into December or if the Phils just didn’t play Howard all year.

Andrew Benintendi – Left yesterday’s game with a knee sprain.  It didn’t look good, and there’s a chance here for a DL stint.  Shame, I’m sure he didn’t intendi for it to happen.

David Ortiz – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Also, in this game, Evan Longoria (1-for-5) hit his 30th homer.  One guy who’s about to retire and one guy you thought retired two years ago.

Rick Porcello – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He gets the Rays again next time out, though at home.  His ERA at home this year is 2.96.  Amazing, but what did you think it was going to be?  His ERA in totes is 3.23.

Trea Turner – 4-for-4, 1 run, hitting .338.  Treat Urner may sound like something in your grandma’s purse, but his candy isn’t hard to unwrap, so go home, Marc Summers.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.99.  His next start is a make or break for me.  There’s not enough time left in the season to see if he’s entering a prolonged slump.  He’ll get the Phils next start, and if that isn’t purdy, we’re gonna need to reevaluate.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .347.  As odd it is to say rooting for a Cubs player is rooting for a favorite, when they haven’t won a World Series since suffrage, but I’m kinda pulling for the underdog in the MVP race, and would like to see Murphy pull it out.  Plus, let this schmohawk be more overrated next year.

Manny Machado – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and his 29th homer, hitting .306.  David Ortiz has twice as many steals as Machado.

Matt Wieters – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .245.  That’s his highest homer output since 2013.  I don’t want to get a hot poker in my eye, but when Wieters came up, he was more hyped than Gary Sanchez.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.15, as he was activated from the DL.  Aw, he’s trying his best to pass through waivers and still get traded, how cute.

Adonis Garcia – Hit his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, and 5th time I’ve mentioned him in the last three days.  Yeah, I like him.

Paul Goldschmidt – Slam (20) and legs (20).  Au Shizz!

Jake Lamb – Hit his 25th homer.  He’s bahhhhhhhk!

Enrique Burgos – 0 IP, 4 ER.  Has he not given up any runs in a game this year?  Trick question, yes, he has in games where he didn’t pitch.

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.09, as he finally returned from the DL.  Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch was a spokesman from Blistex.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Only blemish was a homer to Justin Turner (2-for-3, 24th homer), which caused the Blistex spokesman that was in attendance to text his buddy at Stridex.  “Ur needed, blemish alert.”

Paul Clemens – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Oh my God, the Padres have such little faith in their fans they’re pulling the oldest trick in the book! They’re rolling out there guys that sound like great players.  Who are they going to sign next right fielder, Gabe Ruth?

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Doode, you can’t have a 2.19 ERA, shut down the Rockies in Coors and then give up two runs in Petco due to Detlef Schimpf.  You can’t.  I know, I’m being hard on you, but at least I’m not forcing you to watch Tough Love with Cornelius Floyd.  On the plane yesterday, I was watching MLB Network, for, perhaps, the first time.  Oy, what a terrible station.  It’s like they want to be informative and fair with players, but they also are the league, so they can’t be disparaging in any way.  It would be like the Koch Brothers being tough on Trump.  You can’t pretend to stick it to the man when you are the man.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .270.  Snooze!  What did Gary Sanchez do again?!

Hector Rondon – Played catch yesterday.  Me too!  I was like, “Yo, moms, where’s the remote control?”  And she was like, “Here, you jackass.” And tossed it to me, which I caught.  Grey’s afternoon recap!

Byung Ho Park – Will have wrist surgery.  Byung must keep his Ho Park hand strong.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 30th homer, hitting .270.  He hit 28 homers in 2015.  Headed for 30+ this year.  Next year, I finally trust him and he hits 12 homers.  Inevitable, right?

Matt Boyd – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.98, and his third straight Quality Start.  Okay, enough fooling on Boyd, and time to look at his stats.  *looks*  Um, yeah, he’s not fooling anyone.  His 4.66 xFIP would be in the bottom 15 of the league if he qualified.  He’s had a good run, but I’m not buying.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .313.  Was a triple short of the cycle.  In a parallel universe, there’s a Ciguel Mabrera that ate a triple cheeseburger while cycling.  I don’t think that’s a coincidence.

Justin Upton – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .236.  A couple takes a vow of celibacy until they’re married.  After three long years, they get married and have sex.  The woman doesn’t like it, the man doesn’t think it’s right either.  But they occasionally have terrible sex.  That’s what the season has been like owning Upton.  Occasional moments of pleasure mixed into anguish.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.91, but left the game clutching his calf, even though the sign read, “Please only pet the zoo animals!”  Jo-Fer claimed the calf issue was a cramp, and should be fine after a Midol.

Jeff FrancoeurMarlins traded for him to replace Giancarlo.  Yeah, no fall off there.  One guy that goes by Frenchy and one guy I’d like to french.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  Darvish also pitchslapped Adleman, who sounds like an accountant for a frat house.  “Adleman, you can’t write off Jell-o shots.”  “You can if you’re doing research paper on Bill Cosby.”  As for Darvish, he’s been terrific, but I have no problem complaining about anyone, so it sure would be nice if he won a few more games.  I’m in some hotly contested fantasy matchups.  True story, “hotly contested fantasy matchups” were much more exciting at Spring Break in college.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Mazara sure hasn’t lived up to the backwards Ramon name thus far, but I bet he’s going to be a popular sleeper next year.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (21) and legs (19), hitting .290.  He’s so obviously going to be overrated next year that you would almost think people will underrate him, but, no, there will be people who barely paid attention to the 2nd half this year and go Puig wild for Desmond.

Zack Cozart – Remained sidelined.  He said, “My ankle is starting to feel–”  Then reporters interrupted him to interview Peraza.

Jonathan PapelbonRed Sox are still waiting over a week to hear his decision.  I’d like to put my life savings ($27 in nickels) on a bet that this is the exact scenario that happened.  “Papelbon, we want you to come here and help our club.”  “I wanna close.”  “Well, Paps, we kinda have two, three *mumbling numbers to himself* five guys that are better than you.”  “I wanna close.”  Hence, the impasse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Any throwback leagues where I can draft Mark “Super” Duper?

  1. Noam says:
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    Gary Sanchez is unbelievable. What a debut. Here’s to hoping he keeps it up though my head to head playoffs!

    And Tanaka…I mean can you really be an mlb pitcher when you’re missing an elbow tendon??? How has his arm not snapped off mid pitch by now?

    Good writing Grey! Always enjoy reading it

    • Grey

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      @Noam: Thanks! Tanaka likes tendons in his soup, doesn’t need them in his elbow

  2. Scott says:
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    Another clunker by cole. I read he has given up 18 runs over his last 21 innings. He faces the cubs next. Is there any hope for him? I can’t use him. He is a waste of a roster spot. Is he droppable at this point? Or do you think he will get back on track with less than 6 weeks left? Bundy is the guy I was looking at. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Correction: bundy or paxton are the guys that I am looking at

      • Scott says:
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        Or hector rodon who has 4 straight good starts

        • apox says:
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          @Scott: Hector Rodon hasn’t started since A Ball.

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @apox:He meant Carlos, cut him some slack. Carlos=the starter for the ChiSux; Hector=the 8th INN guy for the Cubs. Frank Voila!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Fungazi says:
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              @Ante GALIC: Scotty doesn’t know!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I think you can likely lose him in a league where Bundy is still available

  3. Outfield conundrum,
    Harper
    Bautista
    Dahl
    K. Broxton
    Y. Tomas
    A. Pagan
    AJ. pollok
    A. Gordon
    6×6 Ops h2H

  4. apox says:
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    Grey: The new Frank Ocean “Blonde” is legit. Pretty amazing, actually. I like it better than channelORANGE. Check it out if you haven’t alrerady.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @apox: I was listening to it on the plane yesterday… I love me some Frank Ocean

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up! So good, totally debunked!!

    a. So do you subscribe to the conspiracy theory that Hitler is still alive or was alive until he died in Argentina or some other Nazi haven somewhere? Y/N, please!

    b. Had so many players go 0/4 last night that it inspired a small dream as follows.

    911 Operator: 911, what’s your emergency?
    Me: All my players took the collar.
    911 Operator: They took the collar? What does the collar look like, what color was it? Where were you when they took it? How did they take it?
    Me: No, no, no! You don’t understand. Taking the collar in baseball means that your player went 0 for 4 at the plate.
    911 Operator: Oh, boy that would be a problem if they paid for something and didn’t at least get to first base.
    Me: No, no, no! Again you don’t understand. Grey, please help me!

    And then I woke up in a cold sweat like James Brown.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxMFxBNjQ78…..

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 25)

    Fiance looking for a gift for his bride: ? This is so beautiful. It’s amazing. I think this is it. You, uh, you think this is the one?
    Jewelry Salesman: It will make her very happy.
    Fiance looking for a gift for his bride: All right, then, this is the one. (chuckles) So About the price Can you, uh, can you help me out here, come down a bit more now, just a little?
    Jewelry Salesman: Sir, you already asked me that last week. I’ve done all I can. I’m giving it to you almost wholesale. Sir, she’s going to love anything you give her. So Let me show you some of our more affordable settings.
    Fiance looking for a gift for his bride: No, no, hang on, hang on. This is the one. I’ll make it work. Can you, uh, spread it out over these three cards?
    Robbers: Everybody down! Stay down on the ground! Out of my way! Do it! Let’s go!
    Horatio: Somebody call an ambulance. All MDPD units– code two-nine with shots fired. Two motorcyclists heading eastbound on the 913. Suspects armed and dangerous. This is Horatio Caine. I’m on the bridge and in pursuit.
    Fiance looking for a gift for his bride: I love her.
    Horatio: Where are they?
    Officer: I didn’t see ’em, Lieutenant.
    Horatio: That’s impossible. They just came right up here.
    Officer: They never came this way.
    Horatio: Well, (cue the queue of sunglasses) they didn’t just disappear.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yes, he’s actually a barista at a Starbucks by me B. Ha, ouch C. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Ha on the barista near you! Too funny. Seriously there could be a million little Hitlers out there!

        b. On the Tanaka blurb, too bad Matsui and Ichiro couldn’t have played as well in the same game! The Japanese superfecta with – Ma-kun (Tanaka), Watanabe wannabe (‘Kuma respected Watanabe for his ability to be a ‘Big-Game’ pitcher), Godzilla (Matsui-san) and Furiko Daho (for Ichiro’s unorthodox swing).

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. At least! Stupid Hitlers! B. RIP Hideki Irabu

  6. Count de Monetball says:
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    So with the Sanchez lede, I was curious how my “frankencatcher” was doing this year, YTD stats (annualized) comes out to be
    R – 78
    HR – 33
    RBI – 93
    SB – 9
    Avg – .299

    Buster Posey who? Daaayum, that is early 2nd round value for a position I didn’t even draft! Main catchers this year have been Lucroy and Sanchez, wow…

  7. Yr never too old for balloons says:
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    woah, you know about sanchize and butt fumbles eh?

  8. Michael says:
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    Next year keep 5 from the list below. Any thoughts? G. Sanchez $5
    A. Bregman $5
    J. Baez $6
    Kh. Davis $10
    D. Fowler $10
    G. Springer $41
    A. Benintendi $5
    A. Reed $6
    J. Lester $19
    K. Gausman $6

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Michael: Deferring to the master Sir. Albright of course, but Springer seems a little pricey (subject to your league specifics) – I feel like you’d be able to get him for something around or maybe even below that during your 2017 draft. Bregman, Benitendi, and Sanchez seem like definites. Baez is great if he’s got a full time job + I’m a huge fan of Khris as a sneakily cheap 30-35 HR .250 avg. Reed could boom or bust – if he doesn’t show any flashes of much ROS he probably wouldn’t be very expensive to draft. Lester is a pretty good price, but he’s older and I’m not sure if you are looking to keep any pitching if you only can keep 5…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Michael: Bregman, Baez, Sanchez, Springer, Beintendi.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Michael: Bregman, Davis, Springer. Benintendi, Sanchez

      • Michael says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate the feedback

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Michael says:
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      @Michael: Thanks everyone for the responses

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  9. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Napoli or Lamb ROS?

    KEEP AJ Ramos?

  10. the swinging says:
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    I feel like there must be somthing about pitching for the cubs that makes you good. Coaching… defence… both… Not too sure, but hendricks, arrieta, lester, hammel and lackey all rank within the top 17 in era in the national league, including 3 of the top 5. Pretty impressive for an entire staff.

    Mike Montgomery allowed 1 run over 4.2 and threw 60 pitches filling in for lackey last start. Tomorrow I read they will let him get to 90 pitches in L.A.

    I picked him up to stream him all over, you hate it?

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: I don’t follow. Please clarify.

        You hate streaming Montgomery tomorrow in LA?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I don’t hate it, just saying it’s not safe…

          • the swinging says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, no guts no glory… Or is it gory?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, hopefully not

  11. Five-On-One says:
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    LOVED the Tanaka blurb. Thank you.

  12. KeeblerMN says:
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    As a life long Twins fan I have to say that your take on Dozier is 100% accurate… assuming he wins MVP then gets an assload of money on a 9 year contract…

  13. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league… limited moves…

    Just dropped Justin Upton a few days ago. Would you drop Sano to pick back up Upton or hold Sano?

  14. dem ribbies says:
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    I’m assuming G.Cole is a good candidate for a rebound in 2017. You think he’s a hold in keepers where you have him cheaply?

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Good times to be a Yankee fan! I love how management thought that they were effectively throwing in the towel by ditching their old guys and rolling with the youth movement…

    Speaking of Yankees, in my keep-7 keeper league, back when Urias was bullpen only and Judge had just debuted, I offered my $1 Urias ($4 2017) for $0 Judge ($3 2017), then forgot I did so. Last night with Judge slumping a bit, the manager accepted the offer – I think* I’m happy?

    In my keep 7, I’ve got Kershaw and wasn’t planning to keep any more arms (so Urias was out either way, whether to the draft pool or via trade). Judge, on the other hand, seems like he could be a potential keeper at that price. His competition for the final 2 keeper spots are Schoop ($5 2017) and Khris ($6 2017).

    Could you see a $3 Judge beating out either of those guys for the final keep spot? What if Judge goes HAM in September?

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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I would have kept Urias or aimed higher there (I got Bregman for him). But what’s done is done.

      Isn’t Khris already what you hope Judge will be someday? 30+ HRs w/ a low-ish BA.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Stumanji: Pretty much (re: Khris). Maybe better AVG and counting stats if he’s hitting 4th or 5th most of next year. You’re right though that I probably would have tried packaging him with another player for a better keeper in the offseason (which I guess I can still do with Judge).

        I would have liked Bregman, Benitendi, or some bat of that level, but they were all acquired in high FAAB bids ($15+, that sort of range) so their $3/yr inflation keeper value means they need to fully perform next year. The only other prospect bat at that level is Moncada, who I already have at $0 ($3 2017), and Josh Bell, who is something like $8 or $10 next year.

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up! Hope your trip is going well. You visit us here in New York and we get the best weather we’ve had in a while. Coincidence…? I think not!

    I’m streaming Robbie Ray at home vs Atlanta and Paxton at the White Sox. Any reason I should abort those streams?

    Also I have Scherzer at home vs Baltimore. A couple of weeks ago I wouldn’t have been as worried, but with how Max’s last two games has gone…should I be worried at all?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: Nope…start’em if you got’em. If you ain’t got’em, then you hit rock bottom.

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Slimcompoop: Wow! A fun lovin’ criminals reference? This could only happen on Razzball. Haha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: You’re welcome! I’d start Pax and Ray…Never worry about Scherzer

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. Scott says:
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    Small sample size (what she said!) but Aaron Judge is 7/18 at home and 1/18 on the road. Either pitchers have figured him out already, or there’s a split there.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Neither. Too small of a sample size. He started 6/10 and those first three games happened to be at home and now he’s 1 for his last 18 because he’s a .225 hitter.

      But if we could find out what sock rotation he was on during each 18 AB’s, there might be something there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with Cram

  18. Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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    So these 3 are on the waiver wire. J Upton. Piscotty. Grichuk. I picking up one and leaning pretty heavenly towards Piscotty for ros. What do you think

      • Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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        @Grey: J Up over Grichuk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, where do butterflies go when it rains?

          • Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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            @Grey: I’m not sure. Never actually followed one. But they must know something we don’t. Lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Smart buggers

              • Eleven says:
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                @Grey: They go to the upside down..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice hairdo

  19. nick the dick says:
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    Gabe Ruth! Is there a single soul out there that doesn’t just adore Paul Rudd? Impossible.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: He’s such a Baldwin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totes Baldwin!

  20. Slimcompoop says:
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    One of my co-workers is having a BBQ with our department following summer vacation. A couple of my co-workers are good people, but the rest are schmohawks that I’ll see every day, for ten hours, over the next 10 months. Should I…

    a)Stay home and watch “The Night Of…”?
    b)Still go when push comes to shove?
    c)Just get crazy and wild?
    d)Create the “G-Child”?

    Keep it real back east.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: C within reason; don’t get fired, but be your true self and have everyone saying on Monday, “Wow, I never you were so much fun.”

      Peace and love, Guru Grey

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Your so wise…thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, thank you, ‘poop

  21. Larry David says:
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    So in a 14 tm points league limited-keeper, I get to choose between keeping Sal Perez and Gary Sanchez next year. Some teams need catchers badly too.

    Catchers have been a dumpster fire this year. Posey is 1st in points in our league (obviously) with 342pts. Perez has 243pts, still good for 6th in the league and also interesting because it’s what Posey has backwards! Wow :|

    Anyway, should I try and make a fortune off of one of these guys in the off-season, and if so, who would you lean towards selling? Sanchez has made quite the impact.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Larry David: No harm in peddling Sanchez to see what you can get while he’s probably at his Sell Highiest peak right now.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Grey! How dare you! If Sanchez keeps this up he’s a first rounder next year! A la Correa!

        Yeah, that being said, I’d sell high too actually…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  22. Scott says:
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    I’m looking at 3 possible 1B streams to fill in for Rizz today:

    Lind vs Ranaudo @CWS
    Cron vs Happ @Tor
    Segedin vs Moore at home in LA

  23. Steve says:
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    You still keeping Benintendi next year if he’s shut down down for 2016?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Agree with F

  24. Hugman says:
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    I got your Marc Summers reference. Wanna be my pinochle partner (you know, the card game for old people)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: Yes, but I need to use the bathroom 5 times an hour

  25. Scott says:
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    Bench Hamels today vs. Cleveland?

    I still have WHIP marks from his performance vs. Detroit.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Start for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  26. Shill Team 6 says:
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    Papi Speed Bagel. Plain bagel(zero) with a couple of steals on top.

  27. Larry David says:
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    @Cram It: I should have mentioned that I can’t actually trade anyone until the off-season :\

    • Cram It says:
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      @Larry David: Then wait until the off-season. See how Sanchez finishes. If he’s a stud in the eyes of your leaguemates, maybe you can get a great haul.

  28. Swfcdan says:
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    16 team Dynasty league, currently top of my division but now have 5 guys for 3 DL spots with Tillman hitting the shelf. Count SV+H instead of SVs, Bedrosian has been lights out but when is he returning? Drop him for C Anderson? Could also drop Choo for one as only use 3 OFs and I don’t need him any more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Who? Chase Anderson? No way

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: He’s been solid since the break and nearly a 9 K/9. In a 16 team H2H with no innings limits that’s useful if he’s avoiding the blowups. The rest of the wire is bone dry.

        Think Bedrosian gets back the closers gig by the end of the season (for our H2H playoffs)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chase Anderson is one of the worst pitchers in baseball

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Grey: It’s like looking at the Roulette wheel history board. Just because the last 4 have been red doesn’t mean the odds are greater that the next one is black.

            Independent of recent history, Chase Anderson has been a terrible fantasy player. Fringe level SP in a 16 team league in his best season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he’s not good

  29. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Pouring out so many liqs for Beni….sad day in the Prospector house.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Sounds it, Peter Abraham of the Globe wrote that hopes of this not ending Benintendi’s season “Are more wishful thinking than anything” They are still evaluating the MRI results, but felt the injury was serious enough that they placed him on the DL immediately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, didn’t look good

    • The Hack says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I quit drinking malt liquor but I might have to buy some OE and pour it out.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @The Hack: Prospector tears….

  30. Pete says:
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    Grab Upton back over Alex Gordon in a points league with 4 moves/week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  31. jon says:
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    Piscotty and Longo for Freeman and Adam Jones… 14 team keeper Roto League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, it’s fair

  32. Steve says:
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    Replace Benintendi:

    Toles
    Morneau
    Judge
    B McCann
    Zunino (move Sanchez to UTIL)
    Adonis

    Also, would you hold Berrios? He’s hanging out on the wire. I know he’s been dismal but had such hype…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adonis…Forget Berrios

  33. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Need to pick 1 NOT to start this week (not sure why SON doesn’t like Hammel).

    Wainwright vs NYM – $9.5
    Taillon @ Mil – $21.4
    Hammel @ LAD – $-4.2
    Archer @ Hou – $15.0
    Lester @ LAD – $16.1

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

  34. Joeg414 says:
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    Batty call
    Chris Young vs Odorizzi
    Avil Garcia vs Paxton
    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  35. Steve says:
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    My Rich Hill, Salazar, and Trea Turner for Scherzer?

    Have Schoop at 2B, Hamilton and Villar for speed and other starters are Carrasco, Shoemaker, Ervin Santana. McCullers and Kazmir on DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side if this were May, see no reason at this point

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        Yeah I get that. My pitching has been horrible as of late (Salazar, had Musgrove for his bad starts) so was looking to add an ace for the H2H playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. steve kalina says:
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    14 tm dynasty…competing for 2nd-4th…1st is blowing us out…my offense is best, but need to protect against other 2 i’m competing against…
    Being offered Tulo and Kemp for my Realmuto.

    Tulo/Kemp wont be kept next year, Realmuto would be $14…OBP vs Avg

    I would then elevate Zunino into lineup.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  37. Wildfire says:
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    I’ve clinched either 1st or 3rd in my ESPN H2H (6×6,QS&OPS)redraft league. My bats have been carrying my team all season bc my pitching is inconsistent.

    There’s still 1 more match up after this week so playoffs don’t begin until Sept 5th with each round lasting 2 weeks..I figured I should try to use all the acquisitions I have left to put my team in the best possible position for the playoffs.

    Which 4 SPs do you like best for the stretch run..Bundy, J Gray, DeSclafani, Kennedy, Paxton, Phelps, Rodon, Ray, SaLazar

    I know I’m gunna need to stream like crazy so it’ll probably change quite a bit but as far as some of those SPs listed or any others you are high on I’d greatly appreciate a few names to research that may bolster my staff.

    Ps- JoFer, Carrasco, Salazar, Duffy, Hill, DeSclafani, Rodon, Ray, Betances, Oh, Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy, Pax, Phelps, Ray, yes, you should be streaming

      • Wildfire says:
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        @Grey: would u take all.those over Salazar, Rodon, and DeSclafani?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For some matchups

  38. Tigres says:
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    starting Paxton first time back from DL at White Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  39. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Using your Upton metaphor…

    I owned him all season. Weekly H2H league and benched him last week. Watched as he did nothing all week and then decided to drop him on Sunday. The same day he went off for 2 HRs and 6 RBIs.

    So basically the guy went away on a business trip, came home a day early, and found his wife banging a porn star.

    Fortunately, I dropped him for Gary Sanchez, so the husband has now gotten a divorce and traded up for a young minx.

    But Upton is sitting there on waivers. And I’m tempted to get back together. Tell me not to do it, Grey! This only ends in heartbreak!

    Drop would be Keon Broxton….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you have to try and reconcile your marriage, you’re soulmates

  40. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    So I said maybe Burgos will hit for the cycle since I had him. Maybe 4ER is a cycle in hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  41. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Everybody needs to take a minute and read up on this high school kid Hunter Greene. We discuss him a bit on the podcast. Kid’s potentially the best prep pitcher and hitter in next year’s draft.

    He threw the fastest pitch (97) in the Perfect Game All American Classic (huge summer prep event for the best HS players) at Petco a couple of weeks back, and won the home run derby the day before. The derby win was legendary, he goes second in the final, each contestant has 2:30 to hit as many out of Petco as possible. The other finalist hits 4 in his two and a half minutes, then Greene steps up and hits 5 in his first 5 swings…Video below.

    https://twitter.com/PGAllAmerican/status/764987671756218369

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised that’s the fastest pitch, when do fastballs peak? 20? 21?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: 21-24 I’d say, a couple guys touched 96, but that’s so young. Not sure how many prep kids hit 100. Usually as you get stronger your velocity increases.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: watch that home run derby video. Kids hitting rockets out of Petco. Granted it’s a metal bat but still. Super clean, easy, repeatable swing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense, then trails off at 27

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that swing is gorgeous

  42. Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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    Grey this is a keeper question. I have this league wrapped up for this year so looking to dump some salary. I can get Murphy for $3 and Kyle Seager for $11. Giving up Bogearts $18 and Donaldson $43. He may sub Lindor for Murph but I think the deal is better as it is. No brainer or am I missing something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, prefer Lindor

  43. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Grey – You’re the man.

    Now that he’s likely done for the year, where do you see Benintendi falling into you pre-season ranks for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      140-150

  44. danny almonte says:
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    The really frustrating part about owning Upton is when he does have a nice game, hes on my bench anyway. Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  45. birrrdy says:
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    Damn, some of your best writing of the year in this one, Grey. Torenado always so good. Braun got a hefty LOL. Niese brought the house down (after a quick Google search). And a satisfying Au Shizz for good measure.

    Just another quality read and the highlight of my every weekday morning. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man!

  46. Shitwolf says:
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    someone in my league dropped kemp
    would you drop dahl or big yasmany t for him? 5×5 redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  47. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    which one of these guys would you drop to activate Pollock?
    A.Judge, B.Belt or K.Broxton. It is a keeper league but since we only keep 10, the odds of one of them being kept is pretty slim.

    • JJ says:
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      @JJ:
      Love the proboscis/prognosis. Actually laughed out loud for that one

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  48. SF says:
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    Drop Snell or Musgrove to make room for Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Totally chickened out on Shoemaker last night. Still the right thing to do though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You made the right choice for yourself in that situation

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I always ask myself beforehand what would piss me off more. Your guy has a great start on the bench? Or he blows up in your lineup? And then I wait for me to answer me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great question, I think a lot of people can learn a lot from you

  50. Alex says:
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    What’s your thinking on starting Duffy at Fenway and Bundy at Yankee stadium on Saturday? Kind of scary…

    …but I am breathing my dying breath this weekend and literally could make or lose the playoffs by a half a game. And my ERA is already completely screwed by Cole and Estrada, who I both dropped in retaliation, take that! Also forgot to mention DeGrom.

    WTF is up with pitching this year?!?!?!

    – Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Duffy and Bundy if my ERA was already screwed

  51. Scott says:
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    Bregman’s starting to get some love from the Hitter-Tron. Must have hooked it up with his dishwasher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  52. Huddy says:
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    With Binentendi out, need a Util player between Eaton Broxton Grichuk and (gulp…) J-Upon next week…your pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey:I love the anti upton speak and when I say love I mean it in a haha kind of way. After his benching he appears to have pulled out of it (already has a steal and a run today) and to be bold I’m going to say he gets to 25 dongs this year. Call it a hunch or some anecdotal mumbo jumbo but players usually get their numbers. It may not be how we want them to get there but they do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upton’s been about the 200th most valuable player this year, and he was drafted in the 2nd round…That’s where the anti-Upton speak comes from

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: of course. But players get hot. Ride them. Remember when Danny Espinosa was a thing. This is one of the failures of many fantasy players. Knowing when to let someone go and riding the hot hand regardless of who they are. Perception can be our downfall.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, at this point, it’s what have you done lately across the board

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: from June on with half your guys it’s what have you done for me lately

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, in RCL, for sure… But if you did that with Upton in June you wouldn’t have him

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: that’s why I said half my guys. I cut bait with Gomez back then and it worked out for me, of course not drafting him would of worked best

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, deciding which guys becomes the problem though

  53. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose Rajai for Maybin ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  54. The Hack says:
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    Look at you hitting 80 points in perts. I must say I prefer when you aren’t this bad. Looks bad for the site. Now let’s knock timmy mac out of the top three and have three razzballers finish on top. Well I’m a former razzballer but tou know what I mean. Oh and send my best to Grandpa “I look like James Caan” Joe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t had a grandpa I liked in 21 years, the other one passed away 4 years ago but he was a dick, so I latch on to others. What size shirt does he wear?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly a medium, my whole family is small to medium sized

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: I wore a medium….in the 6th grade

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, have you seen me? Your daughter’s bigger than me

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: she’s only 5’3″ and wears the equivalent to a men’s shoe size 8

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m in a size 9.5, still got her!

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: she’s probably stronger than you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      For sure, I’d be nervous about arm wrestling her

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: and she’s 9

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I got her beat there too

                    • The Hack says:
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                      what are you 41?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: You got me beat..39 over here

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I can party like I’m 25 but recover like I’m 60

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can’t party like I’m 25 at all, so old

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Respek your elders, son!

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Yeah honestly i can’t nor do i want to drink like i could when i was 25…I’d rather puff the magic dragon.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You get to this point yet? I wake up with injuries I did not go to sleep with…

                    • The Hack says:
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                      You need to get on the medicinal Grey, go all CBD’s. None of the head fuck, all of the body comfort

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I kinda do wanna try for old time’s sake, but it’s been so long, I don’t know if I can handle it…I might go zonk-o

                    • The Hack says:
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                      We can take baby steps. They have vape cartridges that are 100% cbd or 50% cbd. Doesn’t mess with the head. Trust me!

                      Need to find an off season hip hop show

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t know what cbd stands for

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Canabanoids. Its the truly medicinal aspect to the plant. Great anti-inflammatory properties. Relaxes the body

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, you should work at a dispensary!

                    • The Hack says:
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                      nah, no money in it and besides, most the people that work the counters are hot girls and in no way would I ever fall under the “hot girl” category

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  55. Scott says:
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    Mitch Moreland or Rob Segedin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segedin

  56. Slimcompoop says:
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    Was 22 games out of a playoff spot in my 10-team, H2H, 6×6 scoring, keeper-league, but now find myself only four games out and the last week is going good (i.e., 50/50 chance of being the 4th seed). I’ve always lived by the fantasy mantra of “make the playoffs, or die trying”, and I’ve won the league as a 4th seed before, but I REALLY don’t like my chances if I do. If I don’t make it, the way our league works as long as I finish 5th (which is a high probability), I’ll get the #1 pick in next year’s draft (i.e., #61 after six rounds of keepers, and A LOT of good players are going to be out there).

    As a far as “tanking” to get the #1 seed, my mind’s telling me no, but my body, my body’s…still telling me no. Gotta ride it out, right? Or, am I cray-cray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to win the league

  57. JimmyJackJames says:
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    I’m in a super competitive 15 team keeper roto – I’m in striking distance for a title so making all necessary moves.

    Keeping in mind this is a keeper league and I could control Berrios for up to 5 years, would you dump Berrios (18th round ref) for essentially streamers the rest of the year? First guy I’d pick up would probably be Andrew Triggs on Oak who has been good his last couple turns. Waiver wire is super thin.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Berrios

  58. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Maikel Franco or Ozuna? I need to clear some space for streamers.

    12-team H2H with OBP

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  59. Tracy says:
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    I need some ROS advice. One of my teams is sitting in first place by a wide margin, but has been slumping for the last three weeks. It’s a 12 team traditional H2H 5X5 league. [BTW, thanks to Razzball, I have 5 of my 6 teams in first!]

    The team’s current roster is:

    C-Realmuto
    1B –Myers
    2B-Cano
    3B-Donaldson
    SS-Tulowitski
    OF-Betts, Springer, Polanco, Braun, Hamilton, Duvall [rotating UT and BN]
    UT-Villar

    SP-Maeda, C Mart, Bundy, Smyly, Duffy, and Paxton [streamer]
    RP-Jensen, F Rod, Watson, Giles, and Diaz

    Available Batters: Bregman, Grichuk, Gyorko, T Anderson, Leon, Rajai Davis,
    Available Pitchers: Taillon, Finnegan, Colon, Gio, Nova, Shoemaker, and Manaea

    Any moves to make, or should I just sit tight? Thanks once again for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When is your playoffs? If not for few weeks, I’d hold

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks; they are not for two weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, then hold

  60. Scott says:
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    Who do I drop to activate Pollock tomorrow?

    Hernan Perez
    Keon Broxton
    Jose Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  61. griff says:
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    Couple dynsaty league questions;

    Which OF do you like better; altherr or broxton?

    Which prospect is better to stash; clint frazier of lewis brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox… Frazier

  62. Steve says:
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    Do you like Chisenhall as UTIL over Adonis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, coin flip

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Steve: I’d ride a platoon situation if I’m bringing Chis into my fold. Check the splits.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Chis doesn’t play every day due to splits

        • Steve says:
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          @Grey: thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  63. The Hack says:
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    I finally saw roidedd out Capozzi on vice principals. Holy shit. We need to get him into the gym

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right! Tell me that didn’t look like Capozzi! We should make a gif of that, if I knew how

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: would like to make it into a vine with the you have been advised audio

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why you get my hopes up when neither of us can do this?

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: I need an intern

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Find two, one for me

  64. abdoozy says:
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    So I look at the standings in the AL West and see that TEX is currently 21 games over .500, with a run differential of -1.

    How is that even possible? Asking for a friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, and not even great pitching except for 80 IP from Yu

  65. DonnieB says:
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    Machado,Chapman and Wainwright for my Strasburg,Kimbrel and Forsythe. Ignoring keeper prices,it’s a no-brainer,right? Thanks always. Great write up today—as always.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DonnieB: Macho not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, no brainer

  66. DonnieB says:
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    Pujols or Abreu ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DonnieB: Poo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  67. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks as always for everything!

    14 team roto.

    Tomorrow I have E Santana @ TOR and D Duffy @BOS.

    I have to start at least one (only one bench spot).

    Do I start Santana, Duffy or both…?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Duffy

      • Bravesfanintheuk says:
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        @Grey: fab, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. RapCity hothot says:
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    Is Duvall droppable at UTIL in favor of streaming in a 12-team keeper league?

    Options: Adonis Garcia, Tim Anderson, Forsythe, Rajai Davis, Grichuk, Gyorko, Markakis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose Duvall…Grichuk

      • RapCity hothot says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, G

  69. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    As someone who recently bought low on Bautista for a H2H playoffs OBP and power explosition, it’s great to see that he’s leading off today, with Russell Martin at cleanup, and 2 or 3 perfectly suitable leadoff guys at the back of the order…

    Here’s hoping that Travis is back soon and that puts Bats at 2nd or 5th at the very least!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So insane

  70. Randy says:
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    Trade Duall for Rich Hill? And of other owner doesn’t bite, trade Odubel, Ian Desmond, Daniel Murphy or Lorenzo Cain for Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hill for Duvall or Odubel or Cain, that order

  71. Cosbey's deep sleepers says:
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    Great write up Grey, Had me cracking up!
    12 team H2H yahoo league who is my drop for A.J. Pollock tomorrow( hopefully!)
    Martín Prado, Keon Broxton, Adam Duvall, Javier Báez , or Dexter Fowler?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Prado

      • Cosbey's deep sleepers says:
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        @Grey: Awesome! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. daze says:
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    you think Broxton is still useful. I picked him up for SB’S
    He is o for his last 3 games. Is worth holding on to. I can also use RBI’s
    On Waivers I can pick up
    Josh Bell, Healy , Grichuk.and Peraza
    Also , is Hudson good for a few saves. I would drop DeSclafani for him
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson’s kinda garbage but you can try him

      • Glory daze says:
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        @Grey:
        Cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: up till like a month ago hudson was worst person in their pen (going back to like may maybe).

  73. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy almost Friday!

    12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP). 2 weeks left before playoffs so have a few weeks to tinker w/ roster (currently 2nd)

    Need room to activate Pollack. Who do I drop (as I cry)?:

    K Davis/ Dahl / Salazar / Shoe?

    or maybe a RP (currently carrying 4): Dyson/ Gomez / Giles / Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always Grey! Your work and this community are the only things that make this grind worthwhile.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Sandlot Bully: Agreed…makes a long ass season fun

  74. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    AL only, OBP over AVG and total bases added. hold orlando or krispie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krispie

  75. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Wai-nooooo…I mean YESSSS! Laying the smack down on his ass…Regardless of this game the Mets pitching is hurting right now, I have hope but no confidence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: waino’s been wainwrong (as we in STL call him this year) most of year.

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @VinWins: Yeah their defense got a big assist for the mets..Mets just made them pay when it happened..For once they hit with men on base.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @VinWins: that’s true, i think a little of june too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  76. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Just saw above…Not waking up with injuries yet but definitely feel things I never did before

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I was athletic back in the day, still in decent shape…but you’re mind thinks you can still do all the same shit and you’re body’s like Fuck You

      • Grey

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        I was never athletic, not sure if that’s better or worse

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: By the way Jack is 100% right about the vape…I have it, completely relaxes you without the racing heart type feeling…I prefer the real thing but use both…no smell at all.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How do you deal with games not starting until 10 PM, this is insane

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Grey: I deal with them by watching the highlights in the morning lol

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: I get up at 515 to go to work so I can’t make it through the late ones

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha, it’s so weird that games are just starting at 10 PM

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have a thing in my neck for about 3 months, no idea what it is, how to get rid of it, or if it’s just in my mind

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: It’s real, I know the feeling…occasionally leads to a headache

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m a mess, dawg!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: lol

  77. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you caught up on mr robot? pretty amazing season so far….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’m out of town, one episode behind

  78. Jon says:
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    14 team roto keever league

    Carrasco and Longoria for Cory Seager

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Jon: I’d want seager especially in a keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with F

  79. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Im dropping Reynaldo Lopez, grab Leony Martins, Carlos Gomez or Matt Moore?

    12T redraft H2H 6×6

  80. Aaron Mueller says:
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    Grey man, This is my first year in this long-term keeper league. My team was terrible so I made a few trades and tried to snatch prospects, of these players you keep a total of 7 between pitchers and batters. Who do you Keep???

    Batters: Gary Sanchez, Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Corey Seager, Adrian Beltre, Yulieski Gurriel, David Dahl, Andrew Benintendi, Andrew Mcutchen, AJ Pollock, Aaron Judge, Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber.

    Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard, Jameson Taillon, Michael Fulmer, Julio Urias, Lucas Giolito, Tyler Glasnow, Dylan Bundy, Matt Harvey.

    Here is what I was thinking, gimme your thoughts: Gary Sanchez, Jose Altuve, Corey Seager, AJ Pollock, Andrew Benintendi, Noah Syndergaard, Julio Urias.

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