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We’re about two weeks from September call-ups, or as we call it in my house, “One more month and Cougs gets back the Fantasy Master Lothario,” or as they call it in Prospector Ralph’s house, “Let’s make another baby,” or as they call it in any Cubs fan’s house, “Start drinking heavily now so the heartbreak of October is a blurry haze.”  By the way, whatever team faces the Cubs in the World Series should pay Steve Bartman to throw out a first pitch of one of the games.  Bartman, “I won’t do it.”  “We’ll give you $50,000.”  “Do you want me to throw out the first pitch while riding on the back of a goat?”  So, that brings us to who will be the top September call-up, or at least for hype, Yoan Moncada.  About a week ago, Moncada injured his ankle, but he’s likely to be fine in a week.  In about 12 days, every fantasy baseball site will be telling you to grab Moncada, so it depends on how quick you need to react in your league on when you grab him, but I would in most leagues.  “Why, Unkie Grey, what does Moncada do?  Can he help me talk to girls?”  Yes!  If those girls live in Boston, have red hair and are named Francine.  Would you be interested if I told you Moncada went 13/44 in only 97 games with a .300 average?  How about if I told you he’s going to play in one of the best offensive parks with one of the best hitting teams?  What if I said he’d move your car on street cleaning day?  He will do all of that (minus the moving of the car, but it’s good if you get out of the house once in a while).  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Gary Sanchez – Yes, he’s been one of the hottest hitters in baseball, but, more than that, a Gary Sanchez is a Dirty Sanchez performed in Gary, Indiana.

Sandy Leon – He’s hitting .382 with 7 HRs.  If you were as discerning in your real life as you are in what catcher to pick up, you’d never get laid.

Brandon Moss – I said last week I would never tell you again to pick up Moss, but Last Week Grey is gone.  I’m a kinder and gentler Grey, I see the ray of sunshine in each one of your hearts, call me Albright.

Justin Morneau – Sure, he’s about eight months from signing a one-day deal with the Twins so he can retire, but he has been hitting recently.  By the way, if I were a team, and a player came to me, asking if we’d sign him for one day so he could retire with us, I’d say, “How about five years ago when you were good and we wanted to sign you to a smaller-monied contract to stay with us and you instead decided to take the money and run?  Get out of my office!  And no we don’t validate!”

Howie Kendrick – Has been hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Gotta say, lately, Kendrick has been pitch perfect!  What? I have to appeal to our five girl readers sometimes.  I don’t forget my ladies.  Crap, I think I was supposed to pick up Cougs from her mechanic!  I wonder why she keeps sleeping over there.  Hmm…

Brandon Phillips – When he’s been on the field, he’s been hitting for power and running, BP’s showing good energy!  This was brought to you by me trying to get a British Petroleum sponsorship.

Cesar Hernandez – Love what this guy has been doing recently (don’t love it, but he’s been sorta hot and has speed, even though he gets caught stealing a lot with his not pretty larceny.  Those with parenthetical blindness are much more excited about this guy.)

Yulieski Guerriel – I already gave you my Yulieski Guerriel fantasy.  It was written on the back of a pickup truck in a black and white John Mellencamp video.

Alex Bregman – Well, he’s been better than A.J. Reed, I’ll give him that.  Maybe Bregman needed two weeks to adjust to the major leagues.  Mike Trout once needed three months, so Bregman will be better than Trout next year.  Perfect logic!

Ryon Healy – I could see adding Healy for a hot corner infidel.  Honestly, I can’t see myself adding him, but I could see it by someone else.  Like by a guy who has a Billy Beane cardboard head that holds it in front of his face and talks through the cut-out lips.  “Can I have a hot pretzel?”  “Sir, can you please lower the Beane head?”

Dansby Swanson – I just gave you my Dansby Swanson fantasy.  It had all the elements of a great post, even zirconium.

Tim Anderson – He had 49 steals one year in the minors, so not sure why he’s been so run shy thus far, but maybe there’s something the 2nd amendment people can do, I don’t know, sad.

Luke Weaver – Was surprised to see the Stream-o-Nator excited about Weaver’s next start, but perhaps it’s just hoping for some attention, being such a lonely robot.  Not surprised because I think Weaver’s trash, but SON usually veers away from rookies.

Andrew Cashner – Full disclosure:  I struggled with finding even two guys to stream in the upcoming days.  Ariel Miranda?  If you have nothing nice to say, remain silent.  Chad Bettis?  How about Jerome Bettis?  (Clumsy linkbait:  Our fantasy football leagues are signing up, go join!)  Ross Stripling?  I’d rather stream Marcel the monkey.  So, Cashner it is with little other option.

Adam Ottavino – The Otto Sommelier says if you don’t pick him up, y’all a bunch of walruses!

Brandon Kintzler – If you need saves, see no reason to not own him.  Kintzler?  I hardly knew her!  That never gets old!  *two seconds later*  Meh, it’s kinda old.

Tyler Thornburg – You might also know him by the name Tyler, the Thornburger, from his most famous song, Bonkers.  “I’m a SAGNOF’ing paradox, no, I’m not.  Threesomes with effin’ Blaine Boyer and Corey Knebel.  The success is the best revenge, so I beat Damien Magnifico up with the stack of magazines I’m in.  Oh, not again!  Craig Counsell writing a report, holding the pen with a crazy contort.”

Mitch Haniger – Mitch don’t kill my vibe, Mitch don’t kill my vibe, I can feel your energy from two planets away.  To mix rap allusions, I get the Maas Appeal feeling from Mitch.  He had 24 HRs and 10 SBs in the minors this year, with a .351 average in Triple-A.  Maybe he’s Quad-A, due to his age, but I’m rolling him out there on a couple of teams.

Keon Broxton – He’s been stealing like crazy, and it’s not a fluke with his speed.  Though, I’ll admit that when I think of Broxton I don’t think of speed; I think of a giant ass.

Jorge Soler – Baez and Soler have both fallen out of favor with fantasy owners, and I wonder if they’ll ever get back in our good graces.  I sound like a fantasy baseball PR person.  Go kiss some babies, Soler!

Ender Inciarte – How has he stayed so under the radar while hitting in all but two of the last 34 games?  I think the CIA is in the middle of this Inciarte conspiracy.

Chris Owings – The Hitter-Tron once said of Owings, “Damn, if I don’t want to stick my metal penis in Owings’ Corvette.”  There ya have it!

Paulo Orlando – He’s been hitting the cover off the ball lately, which isn’t cool for the Malaysian children that stitch all the balls together.

SELL

Justin Upton – Yes, you should drop him.  I’m sorry it didn’t work out.  Here, I’ll make it up to you.  *places ad on Craigslist, corresponds with answerer of ad, pays money*  Okay, it’s still bigger than I wanted, but for under $10 it’s the world’s smallest violin that I could find.  I will now hire the world’s smallest violin instructor to teach me how to play it for you.

Jason Heyward – ProTip!  Go to our 30-day Player Rater for hitters (or pitchers, I don’t care), click on the dollar sign so it’s sorted from worst to best, then scroll down with an eye on the Owned%.  Guys over 50% that have a negative dollar value are guys you own that are not good.

Jay Bruce – Two years now in a row he’s been next level terrible in August, and last year he was awful in September too.  Really wanna wait it out to see if the pattern holds?  Do you also own a striped shirt that has in big letters, “Patternfamilias?”

   
  1. joe is a popular name says:
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    how do you feel about fulmer today vs boston (porcello)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Home? I’d start him

  2. knucks says:
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    As someone who hasn’t owned Heyward all of this year (or even last year), moments before seeing this post, I was intrigued to see him wading in the waiver pool as an available batty call for tomorrow and/or sunday @Coors. Not like he can balloon my ERA or something painful like that. Simply a use him, then lose him scenario. I’ll give it a shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, this will likely bite me in the ass, b/c he is going to Coors this weekend…Hard to be bad there

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Haha judging from most of the comments you’ve had to answer about the guy on the reg, I can’t blame you for sticking him in there. Just bad timing that a Coors series starts for the Cubbies on a Friday!!

        Saw you mentioned this morning that you were owning Burgos atm, as am I. Surprised he didn’t make this list. Was he considered?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could’ve put Burgos, but when there’s actual closers available in 70% of leagues, I left Burgos off… I own him though in 2 leagues

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Yep, he was a pitch or two last night from getting outta the 8th, then facing Bethancourt (or Blash), Norris, and Alexei to start the ninth . Would have been some sveeet SAGNOF nectar. Good luck with owning him. Hopefully he fares better than Jake the Snake and you are writing about him next Friday!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Burgos hasn’t been bad when starting innings, but D-Backs get so few chances, that it’s likely moot

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Yea prob true. But as a Cingrani AND Raisel owner, who also owns Burgos on the same team… you can prob tell why I’m clamoring for him to succeed!

                The top of the SVs standings in this league…

                1st- 105
                2nd- 87 (me)
                3rd- 86
                4th- 86
                5th- 86

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yikes, scary…I’d own Burgos there

  3. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey..12 team, H2H, 6×6 – I finally dropped JUp and added Pence, but with Cespedes coming off DL who is the drop, – Sano, Tomas or Pence? ThaNKS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  4. Count de Monetball says:
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    Grey, loved Rudy’s title on this morning’s write up.
    Hey, quick questions for today before I read the buy report, are you starting Kyle Hendricks (in Coors land) today? What about Michael Fulmer in Detroit vs. Boston. I don’t really need the starts and can be cautious using my innings…. thoughts sir? Both of them have been awesome this year, but matchups are making me a little skittish…

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      oops, I just scanned the comments from this morning and see you are starting Hendricks, but not recommending it (hippocrit), ha ha, what about Fulmer at home vs. Boston?

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        double oops, should have read the comments on this on, especially the first freaking one. ne’er mind sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Hendricks, but I’m not excited about it… I’d prefer Fulmer

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Thanks G-man, Have a spectacular weekend sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, Count!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s close to Clint

  5. Brown L says:
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    SON is down on Bailey next week. You starting him over Jon Gray, Robbie Ray, or Dylan Bun…day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups, but I don’t like Bailey

  6. Mike Honcho says:
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    Do you drop a Aaron Alther or Alex Dickerson or Orlando for Morneau or Haniger? They seem kinda like the same guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson and Altherr

  7. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    baby making is for the fall….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know you got some September call-up lovemaking music all ready to go

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, I love this song…I thought it was called Dancing in September

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I saw Wonder at a supermarket by me once (no, he didn’t see me), and he’s HUGE — Imagine how big you think he is and add 7 inches and 150 lbs

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: He’s like the Aaron Judge of blind musicians?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He is! I think he’s as big as The Hack

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: are you saying I’m the white stevie wonder with vision?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Do you wear contacts?

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Only on Halloween

  8. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Benintendi or Moncada, in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada for future years

  9. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    BTW Moncada’s hurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, mentioned in post…Did you start lovemaking after being reminded in the 1st sentence?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Strangely I dazed off after the Bartman part and then dazed back in with the redhead named Francine. I might have googled busty redhead to be honest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Look out your window in Mass, you’ll see a Francine

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: More like a bunch of Melissa Teixera’s. I’m in the Portugeese/Brazilian part of mass.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m glad I Googled Melissa Teixeira! You by Worcester?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: I went to high school with her, no joke.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Was she always smoking hot?

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: No, she got those bolt ons, and it went from there. She was always okay, then became smoking hot in her 20’s. Her friends were always really hot, and still are. One of her friends had the biggest nose, got a nose job, and also became smoking hot. They were the two average girls in a group of foxes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh my god, did you hook up with Tex’s wife?!

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: Yeah I’m in my office on Main St. in Worcester…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice, I dated a girl from there

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: The Woo! Place is scab city…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh yeah!

                    • gogulls says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: The funny thing is I went to HS w/ Tex.Lol. Glad the future dead zombino is doing well for himself!

  10. Huddy says:
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    Thanks for the read Grey, for SS, are we still holding on to Semien (has 3 HR in his last 103 AB hitting .233) or drop for Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Bregman

  11. knucks says:
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    I’m still mad at the Reds for demoting Peraza in order to run this Renda schmuck out there. That joker has started 4 of the last 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reds make puzzling decisions all around

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: You mean like a Frank Robinson trade? Hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  12. wacha wacha says:
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    Hey Grey

    Which 2 would you most want to own in 10 team h2h going forward?

    Bundy, Musgrove, Snell, Rodon, I Kenedy, M Moore

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream…Kennedy, Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I have beautiful hair so I don’t rock caps but that’s a solid one

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Raise on Sage Francis and his show on 90.3. First time I ever heard Kool Keith was on there.

  13. GFY250 says:
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    Do you think Moncada will play enough games at 3rd base to be eligible there in yahoo leagues? If so, how quickly do you think it will happen, 1st week, 2nd week…?
    Asking for an imaginary friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it might take two weeks so maybe barely

  14. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    C Davis or Napoli for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  15. The Hack says:
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    A dirty sanchez in Gary, Indiana? Fucking brilliant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @The Hack: You check out my shoe finds for you in yesterday’s article?

      • The Hack says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: yes. The first pair would make me look like I’m a few cards short of a deck. The s3cond were cool. Do diadorable run wide?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want Diadoras too!

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: I miss my black leather nike cortez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I miss my purple and black Huaraches

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: damn. Now I miss my first revolutions I got. Damn you middle school loves

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I was saying the other day, I had gold and green A’s Asics, they were so bomb

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: I put my yellow/purple rope laces in to complete my “Skeletor” look. The yellow is so ugly, but so badass.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ugly is the new fly! I’m so jealous…

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @The Hack: Diadoras don’t run real wide, just run a half size big. At least the N9000 models.

  16. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Should I start Fulmer today at home versus Boston?

    10 team h2h limited moves…right now I’m leading in Wins comfortably (4-0) and strike outs (39-14) and barely edging in ERA (1.37 to 2.25) and WHIP (0.94 to 1.06).

    He has 4 starters remaining (Hamels @ TB, Tanaka @ LAA, Tillman v HOU, Verlander v BOS) and I have 2 remaining (Fulmer v BOS and Duffy v MIN). We also have the same number of relievers.

    I would normally just pick up a streamer to edge the gap if necessary but this is a league with limited moves and such a move would cost me $3 of my remaining $57 dollars ($3 a move and $5 a move during playoffs). I could still do this if necessary to ensure I still win strike outs. I’m currently fighting for a playoff spot so every win helps.

    Available streamers for this weekend include:
    Ray @ SD
    Erod @ DET
    Smyly v TEX
    Green @ LAA
    Leake @ PHI
    Shipley @ SD
    Phelps @ PIT
    Kuhl v MIA

    So basically it comes down to whether I should risk my ERA/WHIP and start Fulmer today to ensure I win strike outs or would I be better off picking up a streamer if strike outs are close this weekend. Or don’t make any moves and ensure I win ERA/WHIP and if I lose strike outs, oh well.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Fulmer and see how you look after tonight

  17. Knuckle Shuffler says:
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    12 team Yahoo keeper with OPS.
    Drop Reddick for Broxton? Schoop for Bregman…i could then shuffle Flores to 2B?

    Have a cracking weekend!
    Cheers Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Reddick, sure Bregman, you too!

  18. Patrick says:
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    Drop Realmuto for Leon in a 1 catcher league in which I am lacking power always?

    To be fair I aint exactly amazing in speed, either….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  19. muskysmell says:
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    I live in LA so the idea of Moncada moving my car on street cleaning day got me way more excited that it should have…

    Also, a locked-in Kris Bryant in Coors Field for the weekend? Will we finally see a 5 hr game?
    My body is so ready.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where do you live? I’m hoping for the same from Rizzo

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        I split my time between LA and OC actually.

        But in LA I live in the Los Feliz area…you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, on Doheny by the Four Seasons Hotel

          • muskysmell says:
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            @Grey:

            Au Shizz, we neighbors son!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what I’m sayin’, son!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Moncada can move both our cars!

              • muskysmell says:
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                LMAO

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        A lot of rain in that area this weekend in Col.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope nothing’s rained out

  20. Jammer McSlam says:
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    In a 14 team h2h keeper league. I am in the lead, but have Altuve + Abreu in the UTL. Do you think I should drop Abreu for Moncada for the playoff run and then keep him?

    Might get equal output + a very valuable keeper. If he struggles I have Dahl that I can put in UTL also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I wouldn’t do that

  21. Scott says:
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    Coors still can’t fix suck. Note how Ben Revere went 0 for 10 there with no counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  22. Joel

    Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Start Dahl, Trea turner, or piscotty tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  23. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H w/ OBP.

    Please rank Kang, Gennett, Nunez, Haniger, Scruggs. I currently have the first 3 listed and wondering if I should do some switching around with my line up that will help for the final 3 weeks of my league’s regular season. Broxton has to stay because I’m up against guys with speed and 2-3 bags per week from him is huge.

    Current Roster:
    CA Castillo
    1B GOLDY
    2B LeMahieu
    3B Franco
    SS Villar (K)
    INF Gennett
    OF Ozuna, Piscotty, Duvall, Broxton
    Util Nunez
    B Pollock
    B Puig
    SP Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, Velasquez, Gray, Eickhoff, Ray
    RP J.J. , Burgos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez, Kang, Haniger

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Haniger is on waivers and I don’t plan to use my #5 pick on him. If he goes, would you give Scruggs a shot over Gennett?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’d go Scooter

  24. JK says:
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    I want to drop a reliever for Reynaldo Lopez, which two would you keep ROS: Ottavino, Thornburg, Dyson? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Thornburg

      • JK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  25. Steve says:
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    No Heyward in the first game at Coors. Speaks volumes if he’s not hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, cause he’s been garbage

  26. Ray says:
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    thoughts on Jeff Hoffman’s start tomorrow at home vs Cubs?
    cheers

    • The Hack says:
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      @Ray: its in Colorado against the best offense in baseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What Hack said

  27. Dry Lochte says:
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    I have Altherr as my bench bat in a 12 team point league. Would you drop him for Haniger for ROS?

    Also, does it make sense to drop Tommy Joseph for Gary Sanchez?

    Thanks!!

    #LochteGate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Haniger…Yes, own Sanchez

  28. gregjeffries says:
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    Been a rough 24 hours for my SPs with Salazar, Musgrove, Arietta, Matz and Lackey all pooping the pillows. Need to drop someone to make a Streamonator move for next week. Who are you dropping as a utility bat? G. Sanchez or Judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with The Hack, I’d want Sanchez

      • Gregjeffries says:
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        Drop Salazar? Interesting. I was thinking he’d get it together considering he was throwing 97. No faith?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not much time to get it together, but he was throwing fast…Since then, Lackey was DL’d, does that help? If not, drop Lackey

  29. ERad says:
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    I’m streaming Wade LeBlanc tonight

    That’s how bleak streaming has been this year – just mark him down for 5ER and let’s move on to tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, at least you’re not married yet! That train hasn’t left has it?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: 2 weeks out tomorrow – I’m living in a war zone over here.

        I have nights where I think about just driving and never turning back. Can’t wait for marriage!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have similar dreams after marriage, but realize it’s pointless since legally you’re bound to return or give up half

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey:

            She’s never getting Altuve and Rizzo from me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  30. Count de Monetball says:
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    Finally read it (smokes a cig like I just read Giancarlo was fine and playing tonight!) I thought I read a couple of days ago that Yoan was going to play in the AFL, wouldn’t that mean they wouldn’t call him up this season? Forgive me if I am wrong on Mustachioed one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can play in the AFL and play in the majors

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        I’m sure you’re right, I just never seen it done before

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Everything’s been done except Mookie Best

          • Count de Monetball says:
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            Ha

  31. Db says:
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    Dropping judge, benitendi, Swanson for moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: if he would be my 3rd bench bat right now is it still worth it to pick him up, my pitching been so good lately haven’t needed to stream that’s why I have 3 bench bats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still hold for now

  32. Nitro says:
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    In a 10 team points keeper league, would you take Moncada over:
    Kepler
    Odor
    Grandal or G Sanchez (I have both for now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

      • Nitro says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Richard (Call me Dick) says:
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        @Grey:

        Wait, you’d hold here? You said you would add him in most leagues, as I assume you have/will….but from what tier of players are you dropping? Why hold on Kepler? Why Grandal?? especially when he has Sanchez.

  33. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    same NL only as earlier. now with ottavino and burgos/barrett
    drop barrett or any of my hitters for haniger ARI?
    C contreras
    1B rizzo
    2B murphy
    3B rendon
    SS villar
    CI adonis
    MI nunez
    OF (4) marte/heyward/span/altherr
    util (2) hundley/swanson
    BN t.joseph/mercer
    DL fatt adams/pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barrett

  34. alex says:
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    kind of new to this fantasy baseball stuff. inherited a team.

    anyway, standard rotissiere league.

    was offered fulmer, piscotty, and pederson for trout.got some temporary dead spots due to injuries can could use some good players. is that enough for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good, hold Trout

  35. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    I loved going on the 30-day player rater and finding out that Bryce Harper met your “not good” criteria. Haha. I know he’s been hurt a lot, but it made me laugh. I’m not bitter. Okay, I’m bitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he’s legit sucked

  36. Count de Monetball says:
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    Nothing like checking your fantasy squad just before dinner and seeing your team is three for three with three homeruns and four RBIs. Thank you Machado, Springer and crush Davis

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      sorry honey, I’ll get off my phone and Pay attention to you and my four children

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        i’ll get off my phone in November after the Cubs win the World Series :-)! The onslaught continues just dong hit a two run shot. Four bangfizzles I hope not. Then again eight players for the nuclear power plant softball team came down with eight unfortunate incidences, but Darryl strawberry remained and Homer Simpson had to ride the pine

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, hilarious

          • Count de Monetball says:
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            One Bangfizzle that’s possible, three bangfizzles there’s an outside chance but four bangfizzles I’d like to see that! You

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it’s not a bangfizzle

  37. ty says:
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    Am I dropping Mccann for dirty Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • The Harrow says:
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      @ty: let me join that league next year eh

  38. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    ok, that mchugh “inning” has to be the worst of any pitcher all year, singles/doubles might be some luck, 4 HR’s in 5 batters sure ain’t luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was epic

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: but miley gonna miley they’ll win anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  39. Abe Froman says:
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    Sandy Leon (@TB4, KC3) or Wellington Castillo (ATL4, CIN3) next week at catcher?

    And if Dirty Sanchez starts both games at catcher this weekend and gets eligibility, would you start him over either of those two? Yanks have @SEA3 and vs BAL3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon… Yes Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s this? He looks like a guy in the IT department that is so over stupid questions

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Haha…Ryu. He’s part of Styles of Beyond, he’s in the Demigodz with Apathy and Celph, and also was part of Fort Minor with Camron and that dude from Linkin Park or whatever. He’s dope.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought it was gonna be Hyun Ryu Jin at first… Cause that would’ve been dope!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Hyun Jin gets stupid dumb when rapping ’bout a torn labrum.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m in out of the scrum, with this torn labrum!

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: You couldn’t hold a candle to me so I bought you this holder, even though I’m the one with a weak ass shoulder.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I pitch for the Dodgers, you bitch for the codgers!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Open tour eyes and watch my pitch, see, I got more porn than Hideki Matsui

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Hyun Jin Ryu searching for a new labrum, shoulder looking hacked up like Wes Craven, surgery or rehab? Which one gonna save him? This plot got more twists than JJ Abrams, I have got no faith, ya shit don’t rotate, you don’t throw great in the first place, you round face, slit eye, you can’t get by, with eighty-nine, miles per hour, so go hit the shower, want a news update? Go holla at Matt Lauer

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow! Mic drop

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Mic drop indeed, just came in hot and owned our cypher.

  40. muskysmell says:
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    I really do feel like Bregman is gonna be the next Mookie.
    Mark it down fellas…musky has made his prediction.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mind if he’s Correa, the good Correa we bought we were getting this year

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        Noooo…
        I traded Bregman and a host of other blue chip prospects for Correa at my trade deadline so I’d much like for Correa to be the monster he promised to be!

        But yea, Bregs is just a gamer. Even when he was struggling, I felt like he’d figure it out soon. And like you said, even Mike Trout struggled out the gate.

        The Show ain’t no joke.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly

  41. Johnc says:
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    12 team H2H league with playoffs starting in two weeks. Top two spots basically decided. 6 teams battling for the final four (that’s hoop linkage for JB!). Ten cat hitting league.

    Is it possible that I need to drop Frazier for Gordon or Morneau? He has just been so bad. Be patient and hope he jacks a few next week or go for the hot bats it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be patient for another week with Frazier

  42. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof. pick two from maurer, barrett and burgos.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Barrett

  43. Jon says:
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    Carlos Rodon for Lorenzo Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  44. Robert says:
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    McCullers or Guerra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Guerra

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: McCullers probably done?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  45. john revino says:
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    In a yahoo 5×5 h2h league – is there any point in keeping Schoop around? I could use the spot to stream pitchers. If not, who do I dump (if anyone)?

    Leon
    Miggy
    Odor
    Villar
    Frazier
    Polanco
    Springer
    Trout
    Pujols (ut)
    Yasmany (ut)
    Ozuna (bn)
    Schoop (bn)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re just in time for the Hyun Jin Ryu rap battle

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      The title track is my jam. Love Apollo Brown production, but can’t get into Ugly Heroes. You hear that Ryu jam?

      And bring it with Hyun Jin, staying healthy for him is like trying to swim with no fin.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha… I eat tuna poké, and your girl gets the same, Ryu joking? Nah, poking!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: We’re down here now?? I went up there!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: @Grey: You know how I dooz it wit a lil sumptin off the tippity for ya

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @nick the dick: For real you came in bringin it, slapped us so hard might’ve torn your ulnar collateral ligament.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I miss your rap drops, member you used to put lyrics in the comments?

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: Yeah man, the good ol days. Name that rapper, dropping my lines on here, mini cyphers like this…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup! You get that EMT thing going?

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Found out I passed 5 or my 6 practical stations, just didn’t pass the easiest one by far – long bone splinting. I didn’t manually stabalize the fracture first, duh!! Did great on medical assessment, trauma assessment, cpr and aed on a heart attack patient, bag valve mask ventilation of a patient not breathing, and ked vest (spine stabilization for car accident type shit) But you can fail one without having to go to a retest site, just had to show my instructor I know how to do it. Noooow, just gotta take the written test and bing bang boom, i’m an EMT!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Damn, this shizz is complicated… Can’t your woman take care of you still?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: That chick can’t tell her left hand from her right tit. She’d waltz right off the end of the earth without me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Then you better get that money

  46. muskysmell says:
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    I would’ve never thought Kris Bryant would be batting .300 in late-August.
    His development as a complete hitter has truly been somethin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo developed similarly, just a year earlier

  47. Arrabers Greg says:
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    Moncada gonna get ample playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he’s called up, I’d imagine, 4-5 games a week

  48. thorbs says:
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    Good as always!

    12-team dynasty league, need a bench bat to plug in when my regular hitters have bad matchups or scuffle.

    How would you rank Broxton, Haniger and Orlando? I just dropped Haniger for Broxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re a coin flip… Brox for speed, Haniger for power, Orlando for runs/average

  49. The King in the North says:
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    Only just behind on K’s, but I’m holding onto slim leads in walks and WHIP heading into the weekend (H2H). What combo of Ray @ SD, Hellickson vs. STL, and Moore @ NYM should I start tomorrow? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Hellickson

  50. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    heyward now benched 2 days in a row. NL only, would’ve dropped barrett for haniger hours back, except burgos again used as 8th inning man and coughed it up. have both of burgos/barrett (and ottavino). drop heyward here before barrett since ARI might still be using him as closer?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: sidenote, have pollock coming back pretty soon in DL and i’m thinking heyward is the drop there anyway.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d still drop Barrett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Heyward in an NL-Only

  51. Paradise paved says:
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    In a 10 team, 10 keeper league ….
    My team is:
    C – posey
    1b – votto
    2b – odor
    3b – Franco
    Ss – boegarts
    0f -‘jd, Jackie Bradley, Braun
    Util – kemp, encarcion
    Bench – Cain, prado, fowler, Bregman
    Dl – Bautista
    Sp – sale, Felix, matz, c-mart, fulmer, taillon, Hammel, descalfani, Duffy, odorizzi,
    Rp – oh, ottavino, dyson,

    Who are the two most droppable players ? We have a few guys who stream pitchers and to win k’s and wins , it would require to have a stream able pitching position,

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prado, Cain

  52. Chris says:
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    Playoffs starting next week in my h2h points league. Trying to make sure my pitching staff is as strong as possible. I’ve got matz, salazar, Musgrove and shoemaker at bottom of rotation. Hellickson and straily are on waivers. Should I swap any of them out?

    I’ve relied on salazar and matz all year and get to the playoffs and don’t feel I can trust them. Not a good feeling. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson over Matz

  53. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Out of the following players on your buy column who would you grab for the ROS. I could definitely use some steals but its not urgent.

    Justin morneau
    Howie kendrick
    Brandon phillips
    Cesar hernandez
    Yulieski gurriel
    Ryan Healy
    Mitch haniger
    Chris owings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings only one that is going to get steals here

      • Henry Rowengartner says:
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        @Grey: Forget the steals for a second. I’m looking to drop J. Upton. You can add Moncada to that list from above, Who would you add for the ROS to replace upton.

  54. Alex says:
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    Time to activate Salazar.. Do I drop Musgrove, Descalfani, or Bailey.

    Is Bailey’s hot stretch anything special?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: would you throw Bailey against the Dodgers on monday? I could keep Salazar on the DL for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  55. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H QS. Looking for QS and ratio help as I think Ks might be out of reach.

    V.Velasquez and his home schooling ways v. STL ($10)
    Ariel Mirando v. MIL ($6)
    Mike Leake @PHI ($5)
    Braden Shipley @SD ($-2)
    Vogelsong v. MIA ($-2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Velasquez

  56. The JoGarza says:
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    Oh, and one more.

    12-team H2H OBP.

    Running with Dansby at SS, but these guys are available.

    Kang, T.Anderson, Gregorius, C.Hernandez, Jose Reyes.

    Change it up or keep rolling with Dansby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  57. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5 weekly league.

    Polanco or Scherzer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, it’s fair

  58. db says:
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    Need a big weekend kepler .188 this week
    brandon belt 0 rbis this week drop him for tommy joseph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. db says:
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    drop any of these guys for schimpf, cuthbert, grichuk, kang

    franco, todd frazier, swanson, benetendi, kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson for Grichuk

  60. one says:
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    start hellickson vs cards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  61. Corey says:
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    Trea Turner or Travis Jankowski?

    Salvador Perez or Sandy Leon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner… Leon…

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. The Black Adder says:
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    I SOOO hope no team sees your recommendation to battle the Cubs with Bartman…unless it’s the Rangers!

    So, my rotation contains Yu, Scherzer, Shoe, Teherán, Happ, Salazar, Musgrove, and Bundy with McCullers on the DL. Gotta max Ks, wins, quality starts, K/9, K/BB, and innings while minimizing ERA, WHIP, HRs, BBs, with at least 45 innings. SV/H is a combined category. I’m inclined to drop one or two starters to pick up a bullpen guy. Bundy? Musgrove? Who would you drop? …Or would you keep them all and rotate as needed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d hold them for now unless they have terrible upcoming matchups

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: Ok thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. John says:
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    Dreadful waiver wire decision for QS and win.
    Pick 2 please

    Vogey v Mia (Urenas)
    Miranda v Mil ( Garza)
    Leake @ Phil (V V)
    V V v Stl (Leake)

    • John says:
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      @John:
      Scratch V V just picked up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake, Vogel

  64. gregjeffries says:
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    Senior Lothario,
    Still working on my potential drops for next week… Who are you dropping, based solely on ROS value?
    – Kepler
    – Judge
    – Dahl
    – G. Sanchez

    • gregjeffries says:
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      (You had said you were holding Sanchez, so I’m guessing either Judge or Kepler…)

      • gregjeffries says:
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        Sorry, one last followup… If you have to start one next week, who’s it gonna be?
        – Shoemaker (@ Toronto)
        – Duffy (@ Boston)
        – Hammel (@ LAD)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  65. Clowns Ambition says:
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    Who do you like. Moss (Hendrickson). Werth (Jenkins) thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  66. Keegan says:
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    Keep one for the next 3 years … David Dahl or Dan Duffy? Apparently you need double D initials to make my roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  67. John says:
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    Any chatter on Boston – Detroit weather?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

  68. Pete says:
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    Sitting Pom tonight at Detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned him, I’d start him

  69. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Saw Sausage Party today. I don’t even care, Salma Hayek is sexy as an animated taco. Ok, that’s weird. But I stand by my statement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How was the movie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, I’ve been watching Stranger Things, it’s awesome

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Movie was funny, I mean, so over the top foul and dirty. Very juvenile humor that I’m a sucker for sometimes. Middle starting dragging of course, but I laughed.

        Yeah we swore we were going to start it this weekend, but here I am watching baseball and looking up New Balances. I’ve been stoned on muscle relaxers all week due to a charity kickball injury and falling asleep super early.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks about your injury… I got out of bed the other day with a cramp that took two days to get over, getting old sucks… You should start it, very solid, if you can get past Winona acting with a capital A

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Haha. I need to watch, it’s getting more and more difficult to get on the information superhighway without seeing spoiler articles.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hate spoilers too

  70. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    1) I can’t believe how bad the D-Backs CL/Set up Shituation has screwed me this year. Buchter and Maurer (both on my opponents team) gift wrapped another Save opp (WHIP/ERA bonus too) only to have my newly acquired Burgos to give up that little bomb to Schimpfomaniac.

    2) Lost Kang to DL. Better pick up between Hazelbaker and Scruggs. My guess is they both play 4 times a week and the edge goes to Hazelbaker because of the line up spot against righties if Matheny bats Carp in the 3-hole like tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) I know! It sucks 2) Hazelbaker, prolly coin flip

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Hazelbaker has the edge for me with SB potential.

        Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I’m making top-shelf margaritas tonight and I’ll have one for you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  71. ThE sHiT says:
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    Josh Bell coming back up. What to expect from him going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Couple of homers, there’s only a five weeks left, not like he’s got that much time, worth the grab though

  72. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Can you believe this 3 walk performance from Teoscar. He’s the next Jackie Bradley Jr! Man… I liked that meme alot better when JBR stunk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  73. muskysmell says:
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    So is Peraza going to start every day going forward? I almost dropped him from my bench to pick up a 2 start picther.

    You never know with that Reds cluster eff of an organization…considering how they’ve been starting old ass veterans for most of the season in a rebuilding year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t imagine they suddenly start playing him every day, but maybe

  74. muskysmell says:
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    Holy crap…I picked up Phelps this week as a 2-start streamer (thanks to razzball’s recommendation, I didn’t even know who this guy was!) and he has been HUGE this week.

    Was gonna cut him but he’s got SD coming up…wow, some eye-popping numbers though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been terrific

  75. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As a last minute streamer, who do you like best out of
    C.Green @LAA
    Vogelson vs MIA
    B.Shipley @ SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Green

  76. Cersy says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’m in a 12 team h2h keeper pool. I can keep 8 players. Currently keeping Trout, JD Martinez, Segura, Dee Gordon, Degrom, and Carrasco. Which 2 would you keep out of the following? Dahl, Brantley, Baez, Lamb, tanaka, and Hendricks?
    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, Dahl

  77. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    20 team OPS league. drop either of rosario/dickerson for teoscar (man these parents have some sense of humors on em). there’s a guy named dermis garcia in some org. dermis being a latin word, that word means “skin” garcia as much in any hispanic language as it does in english.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Rosario

  78. Jack says:
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    I can only keep 1 of Yoan Moncada or Alex Bregman for next year. Keeper costs are the same ($2), and position eligibility doesn’t really matter for my team (I already have studs at 2B, 3B, LF, and SS). There is inflation in the league, but it isn’t crazy…conceivably, if both hit well enough to keep, I can hold onto them for 5-6 years pretty easily.

    I can also drop Taijuan Walker ($11) and keep both of them, but I’m already keeping 7 hitters in a keep 10 league, and I don’t like the idea of going into the auction without 3 solid SPs.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Moncada, but it’s a coin flip…You should ask Prospect Ralph in his next post today

  79. Boomer19 says:
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    There is a gun to my head and I either need to start Skaggs next week against Toronto and Detroit or Anibal against the Angels and Twins. What do I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s home?

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Skaggs is on the road for both. Anibal has the Angels at home and the twins on the road.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Anibal with little confidence

  80. QUICK:

    More HRs…Chris Davis or Mookie Betts?

    More HRs…Josh Donaldson or Daniel Murphy??

    Does AuShizz have more HRs or SBs???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis…Donaldson…SBs

  81. Pete says:
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    Who do you like better for the upcoming week and ROS in a h2h points league – Alex Gordon (6 games on the road @ MIA and @Boston) or Benintendi (4 games on the road vs. Tampa & 3 at home vs. KC)? I currently have Benintendi rostered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Pete says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. And where would you rank Brad Miller among those 3 ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First

  82. Db says:
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    Have 3 bench players should I be carrying three seems like I’m waiting for one to bust out here’s my team right now any recommendations heading into playoffs in a couple weeks 12 team h2h

    C grandal
    1b belt
    2b schoop
    3b Franco
    Ss lindor
    If trea turner
    Of marte, trout, jd Martinez, judge
    Util grichuk, benitendi
    Bench Frazier, Kepler, jankowski

    Pitching
    Darvish, price, Carrasco, Duffy, Salazar, hellickson, Edwin Diaz, Burgos, Giles, kintzler, Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Jank

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: Steals/net steals league still do it?
        Drop anyone else for bell, Gomez, peraza

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Jank, forget those guys for now

          • Db says:
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            @Grey: drop belt for Moreland, Zimmerman, plouffe, Espinosa, tommy j, Marwin, Flores, Pearce, Norris, Morrison?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

              • Db says:
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                @Grey: drop anyone for deshields batting lead off 2 run homer?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No, they just signed the Gomez

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Db: cargo 2 is just trash, bell not till playing time, maybe over nobody even then, peraza is jankowski with slightly more power, more positions and less playing time.

  83. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    16 team OPS, somebody just dropped semian (cold lately of course). my backup SS is swanson, hold or grab that semian?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: DAMMIT, i missed a “semian (dried out lately of course, even thought it took a while)”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ew, ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  84. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    So, BJ Upton… Um,I guess that’s a thing again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  85. Archie says:
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    Oakland +160 vs white sox
    Neal vs Quintana who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oakland

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Archie: surprised we don’t get more of those.
      the break even % for +160 (getting paid 1.6 for every 1) is 38.46% so if teamonator says OAK has a 38.46% or better today it’s a good bet. let’s see if that was so. yep, OAK was a 41% on that. so your return (% wise) would’ve been
      .41 x 1.6 – (.59 x -1)/ 1 = 6.6% edge per dollar bet. i’m betting (like most bets) about 85% or higher of all good bets are on dogs.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oops, i forgot it’s .41 x 1.6 – absolute value of .59 x -1 (the amount you make on average is .656 per dollar when you win and .59 per dollar when you lose).

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: -.59 when you lose, yielding 6.6 cents per dollar bet.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, think you just illustrated why there’s not more baseball betting

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Grey: not entirely hard
              for favorites (anybody with a negative next to the line):
              take the number (say -200 for 2 to 1 favorite), move decimal place back 2 spots (so 200 goes to 2), remove the negative sign, thendivide this number (2) by a number adding 1 to it (so 2/ (2 +1) =3), and you come up with the break even chance you need to make the bet, in this case 66.66%. anything higher than that it’s a good bet.

              for dogs (number with a + next to it): we’ll use the +160 from above. move the decimal back two spots, so 1.6. divide 1.6 by the number made by adding 1 to 1.6 (1.6 / 1 +1.6), then subtract 1 from our new number ((1.6 / 1+ 1.6) – 1). remove the negative sign (absolute value), and whola .3846 or 38.46% is the break even number for a +160 bet. this reminds me, i need to get a bovada account and start using teamonator (my old bookies quit years ago)

  86. Nightmare says:
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    Hey Greylord. Happy weekend. Couple questions for next week’s lineup…h2h pts

    1) pick 1.
    Hamilton (vs LAD, 2vsTEX,[email protected]) or Beltre ([email protected], 4vs CLE)
    2) I know these dudes are streamers but pick 2
    Nova (vs HOU, @MIL), Skaggs (@TOR, @DET), Godley (vsATL, vs CIN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hamilton 2. Nova, Skaggs

  87. The Hack says:
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    Worst thing about the Olympics is no masterchef…what a shame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: At first I thought it got cancelled or something weird like that. Its kinda a weak season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still too early to say, but hasn’t been very strong villains

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Sean is like this seasons derrick but not as douchee. He doesnt really bother me that much. Im thinking it will be him vs Terry at the end

  88. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Now Justin Upton homered twice (so far) today. Is there any chance in hell that Justin finishes the year with a few weeks packed with homers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess anything’s possible

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Haha, yeah, I didn’t think so.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah, thanks for telling everyone he was done. Is there a chance you could tell everyone to dump Franco…I need the stats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: still got him in 2 dynasties, but didn’t have to start him today in those, did start him over sano in one league today (keep 6, both were this year)

  89. Muskysmell says:
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    Colorado….where pitchers go to die.
    Hammel getting destroyed there with his stuff makes so much sense. RIP my ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  90. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Oh good old Dusty Baker. Uses Yusmeiro Petit for 1+ innings because he desperately wants to avoid using his overworked setup corps. Then, when the Nats slim lead is almost certain to perish due to the ineptitude of Petit, he decides to go to said overworked setup corps. Classic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  91. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – planning for the H2H playoffs, in a league tracking QS and W. Would you drop R Lopez (nats have great match ups in sept) or Marco Estrada (i know he sucks but he’s typically a QS and W machine) for the mending Paxton or Guerra, or hold until they show they’re healthy? Thanks!

    Also, for OBP OPS rest of season (again, only caring about sept playoffs) – Judge, Bautista, or Dahl?

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada for Pax…Dahl

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. ThE sHiT says:
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    Which SP to pair with Hernan Perez to get CarGo for the stretch run?

    Archer, Greinke, Cole, Duffy, Hammel, Moore.

    Who do i offer first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: ok he actually wanted Greinke in the first place so i offered him Greinke/Perez for CarGo. Feels like i win the trade by a good amount. I will be picking up Peraza for some tasty SAGNOF.

  93. Scrapski says:
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    Plz rate:
    Snell
    Phelps
    Rodon
    C green
    Bailey
    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at their matchups

  94. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GREY!

    Totally sang the “hakuna matada” song when i read the intro!

    12 tm AL only league – trying to hold onto first, need SB.

    Drop profar for Aoki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…I’d hold Profar there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, with Gomez coming on, Rangers’ OF is gonna be tight, sure, grab Aoki

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s exactly what I was thinking, without Gomez I wouldn’t even consider it

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: profar, while not being good lately, is still better than anything cargo 2 has done in over a year or so, i’m adding fielding into that.

  95. Abe Froman says:
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    Just gonna say it: F#*K YOU JUSTIN UPTON!!!!!

    I know the matchup @ BOS is awful but can we actually sit Danny Duffy next week? Dood’s on fire

    Also, you good sitting Franco (@CWS2, @NYM3) for Bregman (@PIT3, TB3)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t sit Duffy anywhere…. Sure on Franco

  96. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    drop urias or e-rod for stream bat? (urias i added today in deep h2h league just for K’s, then he goes and has a great start),
    upcoming are:
    urias vs CUBS 9.1 (wow, that’s high for against CUBS)
    e-rod vs KC -8

    i had added e-rod (over cashner) during e-rod’s last game early last week when he was going perfect game (or no hitter at least), in fact i grabbed him RIGHT as he was leaving that game with minor injury, but he’s been penciled in yet again in few days. e-rod of course has been a bit better than urias lately and urias has to be getting shut down at some point (hard to find ANY decent starters in this league)

  97. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    in a 14 team roto dynasty, watson or the VIZ?

    2. forsythe or s.castro (slugging over homers, OBP over AVG)?

    3. reddick or any of werth/dickerson/kendrick/rosario?

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