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Ryon Healy couldn’t have come at a better time for the A’s.  Their corner infidels were about as weaksauce as they come.  Mark Canha?  More like Can’t-hit.  Andrew Lambo?  More like ‘that Lambo is bahhhd.’  Yonder Alonso?  More like ‘over Yonder’ as in everyone’s over him in value.  Though, looking at Healy’s minor league numbers, he doesn’t look much better.  However, Josh Donaldson wasn’t much to look at in the A’s minor league system either.  It wasn’t until he came up and the A’s adjusted his swing to get more lift than a Beverly Hills surgeon.  Not saying in 2017, Healy will be Donaldson, but we shouldn’t write him off as a 15-homer hitter either, as his minor league numbers may indicate.  Why didn’t the A’s give Canha, Lambo, Alonso and others the patented lift?  An anecdote to illustrate:  for a few months, I wore shoe heels like Tom Cruise to give myself an extra two inches.  It was impossible to tell I had them in, they elongated me!  I looked like Fred Astaire (as old people told me)!  But after a few months, I got bunions the size of pearl onions and couldn’t walk.  I had to stop with the lift because it wasn’t natural and making things worse.  Maybe those other players couldn’t do the lift because it didn’t feel natural to them.  Of course, none of this matters for this year.  I’d grab Healy for the last ten days.  Doode’s fahrenhot!  Doode is straight butter that a professional hibachi chef puts on a sizzling lobster tail!  Doode’s Kurt Russell in Backdraft!  Healy is a social worker at a female prison that married a Russian mail-order bride!  Wait, that last one is a plot point for a Netflix show.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Sean Rodriguez – I’ve been trumpeting this guy for about ten days.  Let’s get down with the trumpets!  Let’s get down with the trumpets!  Let’s get down with the trumpets!  Holy shizzballs that song is catchy.  For your own sake, if you don’t know what song I’m talking about, do not under any circumstances Google, “Let’s get down with the trumpets,” and now that I’ve said that you are so going to Google it.

Tommy Joseph – Phils’ management wants to succeed.  I mean, I guess they do, but next year when Joseph is an everyday player and struggling, you know they’re gonna wanna say to their fans, “This is what you people wanted!”

Josh Bell – He’s been solid at the plate since he’s come up.  If it were earlier in the year and he had an everyday job, he’d have a chance of being on every fantasy team and being a true breakout player.  With that said, earlier this week, Pirates’ GM Neal Huntington said Bell’s defense is a work in progress.  Way to neg him.  Are we sure this was Neal Huntington and not Neil Strauss?

T.J. Rivera – Not much here beyond a hot schmotato, but that’s all you need so I’d look to grab Torenthal James.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Oh my God, Asdrubal’s priming himself to be Daniel Murphy for this year’s Mets’ run.  Get it, ‘Drubal, get it!

Adam Frazier – Knock, knock.  Who’s there?  It’s all about the Pirates this week in the Buy.  Arghn’t you glad I didn’t say orange?

Yulieski Gurriel – I kinda understand him not being owned in every league.  If this were May, I’d say grab Gurriel and own him in every league.  But, this time of year, you should own guys who are hitting, and forget the big picture.  Gurriel just hasn’t been that hot.  With that said (Grey’s turning this ship around!), Gurriel’s making contact and just getting unlucky, and that could turn at any moment.

Adam Rosales – The Hitter-Tron says Padres hitters are like a rusty screwdriver, and rust is like an STD for metal, but Rosales has been hot.

Roman Quinn – You know who Quinn has a chance of being next year?  Either the Delino DeShizz of my preseason hopes and dreams or the Delino DeShields of reality.

Carlos Gomez – He’s hot, yadda3, and Imma let me finish, but I’m so jazzed already about next year, that I wanted to say Gomez could be tagged as a bounce back, but I don’t see me doing that tagging or Banksy.

Domingo Santana – Yes, Sunday Santana sounds like a Latin porn star, but it would be spelled Sundae Santana.  C’mon.

Mitch Haniger – If you listened to this week’s podcast, JB bet me that Zach Davies (of course, he bet on a Brewer) would be more valuable than Haniger next year.  That’s Davies of a 89 MPH fastball, 7 K/9, 4.00 ERA, in one of the worst hitters’ parks.  All Haniger needs to do is have an everyday job to win that.

Sergio Romo – Ever see a falling star?  Goes from bright, as it cascades through the night sky, until it fades into oblivion.  Okay, imagine that star were a thought and the night sky is Bochy’s giant head.  That’s why it took so long to figure out Romo was the closer.

Daniel Hudson – I know this no illuminating factoid, but the Diamondbacks appear so rudderless that Hudson, who should be one of their best starters, could actually be their closer next year.

Ryan Dull – For those leagues that only use A’s and Pirates players, it’s a very active week.

Jharel Cotton – This is a Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to Wal-Mart and asks to be put through to the greeter to just say hello.  Stream-o-Nator so sad!

Robert Gsellman – Another Stream-o-Nator call.  By the way, our very own Rudy Gamble had the best running back projections last week, according to Fantasy Pros, and 4th best fantasy football projections.  I would’ve went with Barry Sanders.  Is he still playing?  He made me “Feel the Barr!”

SELL

Any Starter That Doesn’t Have A Good Final Matchup – Don’t do a “Find” on your team page for “Any Starter That.”  He’s not an actual player.  This is self-explanatory.  There’s no time left in the season to be waiting on a guy that gets, say, the Red Sox next.  I’d even look at cutting top arms after their next to last start if they’re headed to the playoffs.  Arrieta, for unstints (that’s how I spell it), could only go a few innings in his final start.  Or get skipped completely.  David Price may only go four innings in his final start.  You, more or less, need to think of every pitcher as a streamer from here until the end.

Any Hitter That Is Cold Or Day-To-Day With An Injury – This is looking directly at you, Bryce Harper.  Will he be healthy the rest of the year?  That’s a frown question, bro.  You’re goofy in the coconut if you’re waiting around for him.  It’s all good, KMD’s Mr. Hood, but you can drop him.  There’s no time to be waiting around for cold hitters either.  Ian Desmond sure had a great 1st half.  Are you playing fantasy in a DeLorean?  Who cares!  Cut him!  I really liked what Maikel Franco brought this year in its inverse, and I’d lose him with the quickness of a thousand monkey-fighting ninjas.  Today, is your Independence Day from cold players, so don a Benjamin Franklin wig and start losing guys!

   
  1. GregJeffries says:
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    Quick followup…
    Need to keep 5. I already have Altuve and Betts. Which 3 are you keeping out of:
    – K. Seager
    – G. Sanchez
    – K. Davis
    – Hanley
    – Darvish
    – Arrietta (no f’ing way, right!?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager, Arrieta, Sanchez… could see maybe Hanley

      • GregJeffries says:
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        Thanks! So you think Arrieta rebounds next season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @GregJeffries: Well, it’s between him and Hanley and I think I’d take flyer on Arrieta in the 5th than Hanley

          • GregJeffries says:
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            Gotcha. Makes sense. Thanks again Grey. Been reading your stuff every day for the past 3 years. You guys are awesome

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You are disrespecting Khris

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m a bad person

  2. Matt says:
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    Why cant Tommy Joseph be like Trumbo or Cron, Napoli or Khris Davis? Dude mashed in the minors while catching and now doesnt have to worry about that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Mashed in the minors? Where?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Hack: Wow, never knew who sung this song… How often has that opening been used in other songs too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Had no idea that Beck used that

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: good catch on beck. Van Morrison is da man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had no idea this was Van Morrison, I’m so musically dense

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: it’s technically them. The band he was in before his solo career

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, never heard of them (pun)

  3. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H

    1) Drop any of Drury, Kiermaier or the ice cold Odor or Villar for Healy?

    2) ToJo (@NYM, @ATL, vs NYM), Chris Carter (vs CIN, @TEX, @COL) or Mancini (vs AZ, @Tor, @NYY) for the stretch run?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Drury 2) Carter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try him if you like over Drury

  4. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Healy, changed his path to the ball and started drawing from some of the raw power scouts always saw. As you said adding that loft like Donaldson, and Jake Lamb, who made a similar change as well. I like him a lot as a mid-late round pick in re-draft. Think he’s a great target in dynasty.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWXHokANmsQ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed on Healy… I’m on a Youtube Beck loop now b/c of what JFOH posted

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: van Morrison took you to beck? Actually that makes sense

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I got Beck’d… Jackass to Devil’s Haircut to Odelay album

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like this one… I actually have a lot of Beck in the iTunes, good 10 albums

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: ” hey lady…step inside my hyundai” best line ever. I read an oral history of LA punk and they talk about him as a child hanging around these punk bands because his parents did management. House parties too. Crazy life for him.

                Mutations is probably my favorite album https://youtu.be/R1f6vk4PZ7o but I kinda got pissed at him for sea change because it was a total nick drake rip off

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah and lots of Scientology

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: That’s what I thought! Ha!

                    Well if you want some fire underground in the rotation you let me know.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Give me some!

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: do you own mutations?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I think I might have everything up until his most recent

  5. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    So,, if you could only have one, who do you like as a keeper, Margot or Renfroe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  6. Don Majikowski says:
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    Pick the best stream out of this heap. Need K’s and W

    Estrada vs NYY
    Asher @ NYM
    Joe Ross @ Pit (probably not stretched out enough?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, Estrada

  7. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    Looking for a way to offset my 2nd base situation with Murphy’s ongoing leg injury. Sean Rodriguez is available, and while I have Baez, he doesnt play everyday, and hasnt put up the numbers Rodrigues has lately. I don’t necessarily want to drop Murph, as he’s a potential keeper next year with an 8th round keeper value.

    I’ll list my roster below, but I’m thinking it comes down to Buxton or Dahl, while Buxton is streaky he has contributed in more categories lately(except OBP) than Dahl and I don’t know that Dahl or Buxton are keepers on my roster(can only keeper 4). Thoughts?
    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy(DTD)
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Trout
    OF Buxton
    OF Polanco
    UTIL DH Morales
    UTIL C/DH Sanchez
    Bench 2B/SS/3B Baez
    Bench OF Dahl

    SP Lester
    SP Porcello
    RP Jansen
    RP Melancon
    P Price
    P Joe Ross
    P DeSclafani
    P Paxton
    Bench RP Kimbrel
    Bench RP Familia
    Bench SP Walker
    DL SP Matz
    DL “open”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Baez, can’t you? If not, lose Buxton, grab Sean-Rod

      • My Thread Count Is High says:
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        @Grey: The only reason I was hesitant was because he was my back up for Russell, If I use Sean-Rod at 2nd and Russell sits I have no SS. Does that make sense?If Murphy would just sew his leg back on I wouldn’t be in this predicament lol. So do that mean you like Dahl more than Buxton next week and a half or just overall? Appreciate your time in advance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, makes sense, lose Bux

  8. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Harper is undroppable in ESPN. Would if I could! :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh. Oh well…

  9. Scott says:
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    Would you start Ariel Miranda @MIN tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d give him a chance

  10. bruuuuuce says:
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    If the championship is on the line, who do you trust more: Cotton or Gsellman?
    (asking because my coin is still under the fridge)

    • Cram It says:
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      @bruuuuuce: It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman

      • bruuuuuce says:
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        @Grey:
        So Cram It says Cotton, Grey says Gsellman…
        and that damn coin is still under the fridge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

          • bruuuuuce says:
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            @Grey:
            I could go with Norris tomorrow instead. But that throws in a 3rd option and the elusive coin only has two sides

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go Norris

              • bruuuuuce says:
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                @Grey:
                That’s where my imaginary 3-sided coin landed, too.
                Thank you!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  11. TYLER says:
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    Grey,

    Do any of the following 3 starts concern you? I need a win to catch my opponent, but def. don’t need a loss. I am winning losses by 1

    Descalfini @MIlW
    Nova vs. Was
    Alec Asher @NYM

    thanks

    thanks

    • TYLER says:
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      hes got 4 starters the rest of the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeScalfani and Asher worry me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Shipped out to me today. And then I really need to stop buying shoes for a couple months.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Never! Just need to lay off the Asics

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Asics are cheap compared to others. I’m not snobby yet….those shoes were a “General Release”. Some people probably would scoff at them because they weren’t a designer limited collab. Scoffers, pffft.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… yeah, Asics are legit… back to basics, kicking it in my Asics

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do I know this guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah I ain’t down with this, it’ll give me nightmares

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Beat is bananas

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: You know the album because I have played songs off duck season before.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @The Hack: Best song on that joint IMHO

          • The Hack says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: beatnuts is my fave on that album but so many are good I choose not to decide. I remember when it broke I ran down to the beat junkies record store to buy a vinyl because Babu would be around and he would sign but when I got there they were all sold out. So bummed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! There ya go

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Ralph’s Friday afternoon hip-hop extravaganzas can’t be matched.

  12. bb says:
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    Need a win, qs, and no loss can only pick one of these streamers

    Chen vs atl
    norris vs kc
    asher @mets
    cotton vs rangers
    matt cain @sd
    tomlin vs cws

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris or Cotton

  13. William Hung says:
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    My infield of Trea Turner, Bogaerts, and Drury have been killing me this week – can you help me send good vibes for the weekend and they wake up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sending them now

  14. Hugman says:
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    Grey,
    Would you please rank these streams I’m considering from best to worst? Any you’d avoid? Streamy has these all at $11 or higher.

    Chen hosting Atlanta
    Gsellman hosting Philly
    Musgrove hosting LAA
    Waino hosting Cincy
    Griffin hosting Brewers
    Kennedy hosting Twins

    I have a narrow 4.5 pt hold on first with 92 innings left. I will almost certainly gain a point in K’s, and with some good starts could possibly gain a point on both era and whip. Everything else I’m either in first or have no chance of catching the person in front of me.

    Thanks! Expect another Daquiri this week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsell, Musg, Kennedy

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: thanks. I really think there might be something to that wainwright start. And I hate wainwright (for fantasy).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe

  15. TYLER says:
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    would you stream any of these 3 starters for a W?

    Tomlin vs CHW (carlso rodon)
    Boyd vs KC (Volquez)
    T. Anderson @LAD (R. Hill)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd

  16. Scott says:
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    Arrieta seems to be ending it on a high note. It helps when your infield gives you 2 DPs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Nah, I said it on there it was Frank Catalanotto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh… had a phone call interrupt before you said it

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @The Hack: Love TKO by Teddy Pendergrass is the sample.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see what you did there… were you thinking of Mike Paguilaro on your podcast?

  17. joe is a popular name says:
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    I have 3 people slated to throw today, chasing wins and trying not to destroy my ERA
    Fulmer vs KC (Duffy). Fulmer hasn’t won a game in more than a month
    Taillon vs WAS
    Gio @ PIT

    start all 3? thinking about sitting fulmer, is that crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all three, Gio’s the worst matchup

  18. Scott says:
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    Fire up Reyes tomorrow even though he’s vs Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you gotta

  19. Dr Y says:
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    starting archer tonight, home v boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, begrudgingly

  20. FKA Ralph says:
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    I’d add to the Sell list – any starter that has made his final start in your league. Some leagues close up shop on Sunday and once your starter pitches today or tomorrow he’s dead to you — including guys like Kershaw or Arrieta. Maybe the software won’t let you cut those guys, but you get my point. I’m a pointer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  21. Scott says:
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    Do you like Bundy vs ARI or Cotton vs TEX more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cotton

  22. The Hack says:
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    I always had a special place for these guys because they always put on a great live show and came from one of the worst neighborhoods in Long Beach yet are the dorkiest white guys

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUgecvu_h2U

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a moment I thought it was Kurious walk like a duck

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: oh c’mon now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What?!

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: Yeah!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yasssss!

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: Yuddddddups!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  23. Eg says:
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    Need help in avg and runs, secondarily HR and RBI… Bench who of following: Santana, Springer, Cespedes, JD Martinez, Carlos Gomez. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  24. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    What does strep throat equate to on the Mets injury chart? Apparently that’s why Syndergaard got scratched….

    I’m guessing Bubonic plague

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  25. matt says:
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    I want to pick up Gsellman but have a sneaky suspicion the person i am facing will out bid me. Other than that my best options are wei yen chen atlanta or josh tomlin vs white sox. WHo do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Tomlin

  26. The Hack says:
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    All this underground must be a lot to take in today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit overwhelming

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: breath…breath, open your mind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m trying!

  27. The JoGarza says:
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    SON just has a hard on for home starts in general, right? Not sure if I want to mess around with Andriese v. BOS ($7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool.

        Btw, huge thanks to you, Rudy and the Razzball crew for the SON/HIT. I’ve used it the last few years so I’m well acquainted with it, but it’s become my sole consultation for streams. In three semi-finals match-ups, it’s been invaluable and I look forward to resubscribing next season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! No problem

  28. Carmichael Show says:
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    Championship week. I lost Thor so my opponent now has 2 more starts on me. NL-only and the 2 best streamers left are Ynoa vs PHI and Chen vs ATL. Who do you like better?

    I’m leaning Ynoa because he goes tonight. If he does well, my opponent may start everyone to catch me in all categories, which could result in some bad starts. If he does poorly, my opponent may sit a few guys to hold down ERA and WHIP.

    Strategery is hard!

    • Grey

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      Try Ynoa then

  29. boomer19 says:
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    Is Finnegan gonna have a start left this year? hoping to get one more out of him but may drop him if I know he isn’t starting. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, sorry

  30. DonnieB says:
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    Jaime Garcia is starting Monday against Reds. Should be a two start pitcher for next week. Any trust over Gsellman one start? Romo over Maurer next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Garcia if I really needed the extra start… I’d go Romo

  31. Joeg414 says:
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    Start
    Lamb @ Gallardo
    Or
    Polanco vs Gio Gonzalez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Well I started Lamb.
        Polanco hits head against the outfield wall in the first. Leaving game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice move then!

          • Joeg414 says:
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            @Grey:
            Danny Duffy messing up all my luck

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And oofa for my Polanco

  32. The JoGarza says:
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    One more for you. 12-team QS.

    Pineda @TOR ($18) or Boyd v. KC ($2)? I wish I could tell you if I need Ks or ratios more, but the matchup is too close and there are still some SP for both of us between now and Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd

  33. Luke says:
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    Should I go with Drury or Kiermaier today?

    Thanks

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Luke:
      I’m going with Drury. In a roto , if that helps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love mashups

  34. muskysmell says:
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    40 year old Ortiz is now hitting .319, 37 hrs, 127 rbi….what a year. And he’s retiring?

    Have a great weekend Grey and razzballers….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe he’s retiring, makes no sense

  35. jb says:
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    Who makes more money the BH lift surgeon or Anthony Weiner’s shrink?

    All this to ask what about SAGNOFs. Which 3 SAGNOFs would you pick out of?
    Whit Merrifield, Jose Peraza, Hernan Perez, Andrelton Simmons, Rajai Davis (he’s being moved up and down the lineup like a yo-yo), Chris Hernandez, Jarrod Dyson, Chris Owings, Elvis Andrus

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shrink… Perez, Rajai, Owings

    • The Hack says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: there are a lot of cuts above. Did you check them out?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @The Hack: Yeah that’s why I jumped on the mash-up wagon here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he change his name back or is this his official name now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love this shizz… you ever hear DJ Topcat?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is it Ghostface and all different artists funk songs? Can’t listen where I am…

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Just all Ghostface with this African electronic funk music. So good.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice will check it out when I get home… about to see birth of a nation

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: You and your special screenings, ha. That’s awesome. Unless your 100 years late seeing D.W. Griffith’s film.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hahaha… nah, the new one

  36. FrankGrimes says:
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    Gimme one sneaky player
    to win me steals this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quinn

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        You’re the man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grimey!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Freeman has two steals lol jeez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  37. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Pitcher for tomorrow…how would you rank these three:

    Miranda @ MIN (Duffy)*
    Reyes @ CHC (Hammel)
    Norris KC (Ventura)
    Chen ATL (Blair)

    Thanks!

    I know you like Miranda but that 5.02FIP/5.07xFIP scare the crap out of me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Reyes, Miranda

  38. The JoGarza says:
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    Earlier today I asked about the merits of streaming Pineda and Andriese in a close ratios matchup.

    Well, after Hellickson and Giles (6 ER in 0.1 IP!), GUESS WHO’S STREAMING ANYONE WITH A HEARTBEAT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

  39. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only in playoffs with no ratios, just hits replacing AVG, earned runs replacing ERA, innings replacing whip.
    C hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B rendon
    SS villar
    3B nunez
    MI mercer (short term injury but did have an at bat yesterday)
    CI t.joseph (hitting great lately but then benched last 2 days for some asinine reason for howard (probably same reasoning that had jeenmar gomez closing all year))
    OF (4) adonis/span/heyward/contreras (benched quite often again lately)
    util (2) t.murphy/parra
    BN pollock/marte/d.murphy (out till at least end of this matchup sunday)
    SP lester/chen/brault (streamer)/shark/ray/c.richard/hellickson/morgan/lugo
    RP ottavino/romo
    i’m winning runs by 2, RBI’s by 2, steals by 1, losing hits by 3, HR’s by 3, winning wins by 1, saves by 1 (and he has no closers), K’s by 1, losing ER by 2, losing innings by 1.66. have one move left and i might’ve just made a very large mistake grabbing brault (razzball and depthcharts shows him staring sunday, but espn and yahoo show glasnow starting sunday). still have ONE move left for week, opp is out. opp has at most 5 starts in cueto (iffy), hammel, reyes, wily P, shipley and i have at least 4 (5 if this glasnow stuff is wrong) in chen, ray, richard, lester.
    use my last move one which of these:
    1. another SP to try to lock up wins/K’s/innings in jungmann/gilmartin/cosart (appears to be NO starter i can grab for sunday), man i would’ve been in good shape had i been sure to get 2 starters rather than brault (my ass for not checking more first), or a starter and a hitter.
    2. a hitter to try to win hitting stuff: howard/conforto/coghlan/adrianza/raburn (plays lefties both today AND sunday, so should start)/b.crawford (if he plays, recently dropped)/dietrich. i’d check of course beforehand to make sure whichever plays.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oops, i really f’d up, as glasnow himself IS available. maybe securing that PIT sunday start could be best idea (hope hope cueto doesn’t play for sure then)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, then, yeah, I can see going Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Raburn

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: that being said it’s against kershaw and blister hill.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: there’s the real problem, apparently cunt hurdle “announced friday” about glasnow, but rotoworld didn’t report it till nearly around the same time you answered this here. jebus.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So you missed it?

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Grey: i wasted 1 out of 2 adds left on brault, only due to being at depthcharts and SON, but had a blurb shown up friday night about glasnow playing friday i’d have had 2 moves to use rather than 1.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Gotcha

  40. Tom says:
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    Hey Grey – been a fan for 7 years! Streaming either Matt Boyd (vs. Royals) or Josh Tomlin (vs. ChiSox) for Sunday. I got one player left to add so can only pick one. Thoughts?

    Also, thoughts on starting Peralta vs. Cincy? My gut says yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Boyd… I wouldn’t trust Peralta

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  41. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Yu Darvish wrecked me last time I threw him out there against the A’s. This one’s an away game, but I’m still scared. Would you start him?

    Thanks!

    • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: PS: As per your advice, should I now drop Correa and Daniel Murphy? Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, lose them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him

  42. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    22

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 more for salvation!

  43. Mike Honcho says:
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    Drop Matt Carp for Cam Maybin??? Carp doesn’t seem right…but Maybin’s got that thumb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  44. Carter says:
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    Which SP do you think is the safest bet to get two starts the last week? Colon? Do you think Maeda makes both starts next week?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon, not Maeda

  45. Carter says:
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    Top two start SPs for next week? Trying to prepare for the championship.

    Thanks.

  46. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Gregory Polanco is a drop right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think so

  47. William Hung says:
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    So the guy I’m playing this week for a spot in the finals next week picked up Andrus today. Now I’m at risk of losing cause Drury and Bogaerts forgot how to hit this week. It’s gut check time and these 2 fools are killing me.

    I think I need to keep Bogaerts cause he can have a big game at any time – but the lack of production from Drury this week means his hot streak is probably over. I need to nail this batty call or else my season is probably over. Filtered based on top players the last 14 days and ownership %. The following players are available and intrigue me – Adrian Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson, Brad Miller, and Ryon Healy (cause of this article, but he’s been 1 for his last 16 – is he a good call for tomorrow? What is Grey’s call for saving my team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, hope it works, good luck!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: this was a huge mismatch in my favor on paper – my offense had been dominating all year… when it matters most they decide to fade. It’s like these players knew they had 2 weeks off (locked up 1st place and playing the last place team that last week + 1st round bye) and just came out sluggish for a spot in the finals. They thought they won it for me already and took the foot off the gas. I feel like I need to give these guys an emotional locker room speech to give them that last push for tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, hope it works!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Is Dickerson going to play tomorrow? Just saw the pitching matchup – Eduardo Rodriguez is starting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then try AGon, I’m not sure

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Went with Reyes and Cesar Hernandez today as my batty calls to help with Rs and SBs – really the only “realistic” cats left up for debate. Unless one of his guys goes absolutely bonkers (which is very possible). His last 2 batters go at 4:10 so by Sunday Night Baseball in which I have Rizzo – I’ll know if I will be playing next week.

            After a year off, I wouldn’t have gotten this far without your yoda-like wisdom – it’s been a great ride this season, no matter how next week shakes out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully it pays off!

  48. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1)Need Wins…as many as possible. Best starters to get the job done?

    Walker @ MIN (Santiago)
    Cotton TEX (Lewis)
    Musgrove LAA (Wright)
    Erod @TB (Odorizzi)
    Cole @ PIT (Glasnow)
    Peralta CIN(Finnigan)
    Richard SF (n/a)
    Boyd KC (Volquez)
    Anderson @ LAD (McCarthy)
    Lewis @ OAK (Cotton)

    2) Any good recommendations on how to stream for runs tomorrow? Here is my line up for tomorrow (OBP):

    Lucroy @ Cotton (n/a)
    Santana v Rodon (1.060 OPS)
    Dozier v Walker (.452 OPS)
    K Seager @ Santiago (.382 OPS)
    J. Ramirez v Rodon (1.138 OPS 2 SB)
    Harper @ Glasnow (n/a)
    Buxton v Walker (n/a)
    Cargo @ Hill (n/a)
    Freeman @ Fernandez (1.027 OPS 2 HR)
    Granderson v Thompson (n/a)

    Any of those guys you’d rather switch out for a hot schmatato for tomorrow? Desperately need runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cotton, Musgrove, Boyd, Anderson… CarGo, Harper

  49. mrbaseball says:
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    who would you keep in keeper league – Nick Williams Phi – OF or Jesse Winker Cin – OF or should I find a why to keep both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  50. FrankGrimes says:
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    Hard to steal a base when
    You K FIVE TIMES!!
    Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

  51. The Hack says:
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    Red Dicks dong was a grand salami

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think I just dropped him too… I’m an idiot

  52. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy almost Sunday, Grey!

    Desperation hour

    Tied in HR and SB. Need a lucky penny for tomorrow

    Bet on:

    Alvarez (56.2) vs Shipley
    Or
    Rajai (26) vs Rodon??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for everything Grey. Won matchup. On to Championship week. But feels empty. Can’t believe JoFer is gone.

        He was so awesome. And so awesome for the game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, really sad

  53. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    one last day for the 2nd biggest money bubble between 3rd/4th and playing for 1st (2nd gets half of 1st, i already locked up 2nd in season, getting just short of buy in back). 12 teamer with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added for hitters and losses added for pitchers (yeah i know, i don’t like it either but now i run it and it’s local and we can get the decent money together every year)

    up 7 in runs, 8 in hits, 4 in RBi’s, 1 in HR’s, 2 in steals, 12 in bases, 70 pts in OBP (.351 to .281), losing wins 2-5, tied in losses 4-4, winning saves and he’s drawing dead 5-2, losing K’s by 7, losing ERA by a decent margin (2.75-3.69), winning WHIP by .06 (1.19- 1.25). i also have the tiebreaker.
    my pitching options are:
    cotton vs TEX (12.6, .4/.26 win to loss chance)
    boyd vs KC (2.4, .39/.27 )
    tomlin vs WSOX (10.6 .37/.35)
    pineda @ TOR (18.4 .39/.3)
    musgrove vs LAA (12.1 .44/.25), along with osuna/thornburg (with maurer/ottavino benched)
    opp has:
    glasnow vs WAS (SON doesn’t have it yet, but brault was -2.2)
    t.anderson @ LAN (2.1 .23/.48)
    bundy vs ARI (10.4 .47/.18), i couldn’t hold bundy anymore, had him for the entirely of his great streak.

    options appear to be bench all starters and hope my .06 whip lead holds up and no worse than tie losses, or bench some starters and give up all hope of K’s (and outside chance at wins) or just play all of them. other than cotton all my guys start early so i can’t hedge and wait and see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re gonna win this, I say go for it, start them all

  54. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    My two year old was wondering why daddy was crying so hard watching espn this morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible

  55. slew says:
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    Holy Shiz! So tragic…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So awful

  56. Phenom says:
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    Nick adenhart or j-fer in keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  57. Tigres says:
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    Awful news on J Fer. He was a joy to watch pitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So terrible

  58. ThE sHiT says:
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    RIP JoFer

    Being a huge Dodger fan, i was really disappointed the Dodgers didnt trade for him, i had hopes of them doing so this winter. JoFer and Trout are probably the only players i would give up the farm for (Urias, Puig, Joc, a couple of those guys, etc), and i dont generally believe in giving up the farm for a player. It was fun watching him pitch, so freakin nasty with that gas and slider. He will definitely be missed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe it

  59. Joeg414 says:
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    I still remember (I was 12) when Munson died.
    Terrible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Effin’ awful

  60. Hankg says:
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    Stream one of Gsellman, Musgrove, Cotton or just throw C-Mart tonight? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman

  61. SF says:
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    You think Giles closes at all next week or is he droppable? He was my only saves guy.

    • SF says:
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      @SF: Looking at Smith or Koji as a pickup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Giles, but if he were my only saves guy, I would not drop him if I needed saves… Koji would be my choice for a flyer

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: g thanks. Had the worst luck with saves guys this year.

        • SF says:
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          @SF: that’s supposed to say grey thanks! Stupid phone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • SF says:
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            @Grey: So i guess Giles is okay. Thanks for talking me off the ledge.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, no problem

  62. jacks says:
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    Villar is limping into the finish here. Bat looks depleted, but he does have a hitter friendly slate this week, @TEX and @COL. Don’t need steals or runs, just HR/RBI and BA. Do I play him or SeanRod (7 games, some tough pitching vs Cubs and StL)? Thanks. Devasted by the JoFer news :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya…. I’d go with Villar

  63. The Hack says:
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    Days like this remind me why I love and hate fantasy. I love it because I’m glad I got to follow and admire every step of this kids career and hate it because I care about the player more than I should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of all the players for this to happen to, it feels the most unfair.

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: exactly. You hate to see this happen to anyone but as a lover of baseball it’s hard when you were watching a guy that was on the way to being one of the greatest of his generation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, damn it, it’s so awful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love that

  64. Boomer19 says:
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    Heavy heart today. For the final week I need two catchers out of Wieters(Jays and Yankees), Joseph(Mets and Braves) and Contreras(Pirates, Reds). Need HR, RBIS, AVG in that order. Which one to get rid of? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Real shame…. Wieters

  65. jacks says:
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    Trying to close out my championship run. 4X4, 10 teams. I have a huge lead in ERA, and also lead by 8 wins, 4 saves, and whip (but it’s real close, 1.119 vs 1.125). No Ks. Which 9 pitchers do I run out for the final week?

    Diaz — no brainer
    Kimbrel — no brainer
    Dyson — no brainer
    Oh – no brainer
    Ottavino — 6 games, SF and MIL
    Romo — 6 games, COL and LAD
    Dull — 7 games, LAA and SEA
    Sale — TB and MIN
    Hendricks — @PIT, @CIN

    Pretty good matchups for the two starters, but do I play 9 closers? WHIP and Saves are all that really matter, but I could miss out on some good WHIP performances from Sale and Hendricks.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need 9 pitchers and you listed 9 pitchers? I’d play Sale for WHIP

      • jacks says:
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        @Grey: Indeed I did! I left off: Thornburg and Andrew Bailey. So which two would you leave off if your priorities are WHIP and Saves?

        Diaz, Kimbrel, Dyson, Oh, Ottavino, Thornburg, Romo, Dull, Bailey, Sale and Hendricks …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leave off Hendricks and Dull

  66. FrankGrimes says:
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    I won’t be able to enjoy baseball the same way for awhile…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sucks, Grimey

  67. Joeg414 says:
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    Manaea starts Monday @ LAA. Good streamer ? Need K’s , Era ….W
    6×6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very risky

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Also. Looking at Buchholz @ NYY and Noalsco home vs A’ s
        Risking , yes. But I need either K’s and W’s to gain .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nolasco

          • Joeg414 says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks. Might go with both Manaea and Nolasco

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  68. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    opp didn’t get enough of a push to make any dents in hitting categories (except tying homers), even with boyd’s garbage i still will only lose K’s by 1 (should’ve gone norris yesterday over tomlin today, SON loved it much more. for championship week now have
    C leon (awful for a bit)
    1B au rizz
    2B segura
    SS villar
    3B toddfather
    OF (3) mookie/turner/hanram
    util (2) duvall/ortiz
    BN grichuk/buxton
    SP cotton/boyd/musgrove/tomlin/pineda/smyly/hamels/duffy/gausman
    RP ottavino/maurer/osuna/thornburg (could’ve had romo but knew i might need to use these 5 moves since opp has one closer and a LOT of SP, compared to most opp’s), 4 slots total.

    also have deleon/b.stewart/w.chen to drop (had added both of LAD guys when it appeared at least one of them would be used when urias was shut down, then they figured using kazmir for one more injury-filled inning was smarter and b.anderson at ALL over those). one of these i’ll likely use as a bench bat for off days (catcher probably). the other two who’s best two adds:
    SP: mccarthy (assuming he is somehow healthy in 5-6 days 1.5),
    9/27
    nolasco vs OAK (16.3 and very good lately)
    9/28
    meyer vs OAK (12.6)
    9/29
    norris (better than SON lately -2.9 vs CLE)
    9/30
    chacin vs HOU (awesome lately, 10.4)
    10/2
    mccarthy (assuming still healthy in 5-6 days 1.5)
    opp (who is normally a good team but this year had to have 2 teams ahead of him in standings fall flat on their faces during the last week before playoffs, then even only got in on tiebreaker) is doing the bunch of setup men route often employed in RCL’s. it’s not a bad idea here due to losses, but it doesn’t help him get K’s either. he’s got
    SP darvish/teheran/kuhl/conley/archer/gsellman/urias/blach (streamer blocker against opp last day of week)
    RP iglesias/gregerson/e.diaz/harris/giles/brach/neris (so about 2.8 or so closers)

    so he’ll be streaming too, but i can attempt to grab options right away when tomorrow opens in yahoo

    2. also, any of these over any of my hitters currently: schebler/bell/sunday santana?

    3. catcherwise, which of these over leon: beef wel, zunino, contreras, (would say t.murphy as backup and only play when he plays but he’s at SF or off till the 30th.

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: one interesting thing, i’m seeing kazmir still is supposed to pitch this week, but didn’t he leave the game yesterday (or 2 days back they all bleed together with football/hockey/baseball fantasy playoffs at same time) injured yet again? if he is indeed injured i’d think stewart or de leon does in fact get another start here.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t trust anyone to pitch longer than 4 IP on the Dodgers as they prepare for the playoffs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chacin, Nolasco… I’d be lying if I said I was confident in them… 2. Domingo over Buxton 3. Welington

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah, these are just options that are AT ALL stomachable. i’m about to get beat in an AL only by somebody who literally just threw about 1.5 STREAMABLE guys per day (nolasco/meyer etc, and i even had the peacock/tomlin ones) at me, something he’d normally not do. to be fair he’d have won anyway as his hitting is going to win EVERY category and he has the tiebreaker, but he shouldn’t have even been close there in ratios and QS, but is.

        on the LA 4 innings deal, yeah, guess little chance at wins (but maybe not IF deleon/stewart come in innings 4-7, which they could), i’ve been leaving them in SP spots (only 3) daily in case of that. opp will likely be doing the same with urias (who i had for a long time during about 3 different intervals)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I mean that would be my guess

  69. Abe Froman says:
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    So sad about JFer

    Start which 2 of the following for championship week? Standard 5×5, all categories are pretty much tied

    Morales (MIN3, CLE3) $9.1
    Cron (OAK3, HOU3) $8.6
    Dahl (@SF3, MIL3) $4.8
    Healy (@LAA3, @SEA4) $4.5
    Drury (@WSH4, SD3) -$3.6
    Sean Rodriguez (CHC4, @STL3) -$7.5

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @Abe Froman: check how many lefties in dahl’s case. he doesn’t play them.

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: that’s raburn land boy, don’t let the sun set on yr dahl owning ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know… Morales, Healy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

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