Hishashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!  Yesterday, Hisashi Iwakuma threw the AL’s first no-hitter since 2012, a span of three years (nice math skills, Grey stache!)  This wasn’t an easy, rollover and let me scratch your belly, Padres club he was no-hitting either.  This was no “Get out your Slinky and drop it from the top of the stairs and it’ll go all the way to the bottom,” this was more of a “Drop your Slinky and watch it get two stairs down, and then Chris Davis comes up and flattens one into the Pike’s Market concourse, and then one of the fish guys throws it back and then Machado comes up orders a Flat White with almond milk and he hits one over one of the 16,000 Starbucks* in the greater Seattle area.”  Wow, I got totally lost in that analogy.  Iwakuma’s ERAs are all over the place in his time in the states, but I’ll say this, everything else is nearly identical.  His K/9 is always within point five, his xFIP is 3.29 now and it was 3.28 in his 2nd major league season, his fastball velocity was 88.9 last year; it’s 88.9 now, his walk rate is 1.5, it was 1.1 last year.  This year, he’s given up more homers, that’s been the difference.  You’d have to assume in Safeco homers would come down and Iwakuma would go back to being a mid to low-3 ERA pitcher.  *I did the Segway Seattle tour during the All-Star break counting them.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nelson Cruz – Out on Wednesday, dealing with neck spasms.  Cruz said he wasn’t able to turn and look without moving his whole upper body.  That never stopped Ken Patera!

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  “Gausman, Taijuan, Matz, Rodon, Erasmo, Hutchison, etc.”  “Alex, what are reasons why I may not draft a starter in the top 150 next year?”  I love that Jeopardy started adding subjective questions.

Matt Wieters – His hamstring will be re-evaluated on Friday.  He could be re-evaluated on Thursday, but he needs to stretch out the level of stress he puts his owners through.

Chris Heston – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  I streamed him yesterday.  You, “How did you know, Unkie Grey?  Are you fantasy baseball’s Ms. Cleo?”  No, or I never would’ve drafted Sandoval.  I followed the Stream-o-Nator and Heston’s home track record.

Nori Aoki – Likely headed to the 7-day DL.  How is it that everyone is now getting concussions?  Fatty Arbuckle once gave Babe Ruth a concussion after hitting him on the head with a Coke bottle when he pulled it out of tight spot too fast, and Ruth never needed a concussion DL.

Carlos Gomez – Didn’t start yesterday due to a sore knee.  Could have the two Cargos peed in the same fountain and accidentally switched bodies?

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .239.  He’s going to get to .250 with 20 homers and look like he should be drafted next year, and you’re gonna draft him and want to drop him three days into the season.  Every year with this guy.

Jed Lowrie – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  If Lowrie hits another home run in the next few games, he will become the last player with middle eligibility to make it on my teams.

James Shields – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks in Petco, ERA at 3.89.  He should be ashamed of himself.  Harang had a 3.64 ERA in his year in San Diego.  Effin’ monkey face!

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  We should start an All-Star team of guys that were once amazing and got old at the age of 29, the Andruw Jones Also-Rans.  You better believe Kemp is a starter.

Joey Votto – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (20) and legs (7).  Not only did I make Votto my preseason NL MVP pick, but I also placed a bet in Vegas on the Reds winning the World Series.  Man, I wish I didn’t put my money where my mouth is.

Raisel Iglesias – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  Fun fact!  His name translates to “raise the roof in a church.”

Jacoby Ellsbury – Didn’t start yesterday for a mental day of rest.  Coincidentally, his owners are going mental.

Danny Salazar – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  Who’s better, Carrasco or Salazar?  On pure stuff, I’m gonna say Carrasco.  On being a pitcher, which sounds like some nonsense you hear from John Kruk, I’m taking Salazar.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 6 ER vs. the Braves.  I’ll send you five over-the-internet dollars if you can figure out who on the Braves knocked in four runs off of Odorizzi.  If you said The Lithuanian Bathroom, you’re warm, he hit eighth and right in front of the culprit.  Yes, Odorizzi was undone by the Braves nine hole hitter.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting over .500 in the last week.  I know he’s not sexy, but he’s been schmotato’ing all around town for the better part of August.

Grady Sizemore – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Now has four homers in his last nine games.  No, I wouldn’t pick him up either.

Curt Casali – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  You’re a son like Elroy, you wish you had a record deal, and Casali’s got Maas appeal.  RIP Guru.

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Daniel Norris 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks.  This was a matchup of one guy you don’t want that you should and one guy you do want that you shouldn’t, but the one guy you should have you didn’t want yesterday.  That sounds like the Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want translated into Chinese and then translated back.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .305, and batting 2nd.  Joe Church!

Bruce Rondon – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, after Alex Wilson ruled himself fine to pitch.  We are no monarchy, Alex, you will rule nothing.

Trayce Thompson – 2-for-3, 1 run and a homer on Tuesday.  I hesitated mentioning him yesterday because he’s a platoon guy, facing lefties.  That essentially kills all his value in mixed leagues, except for streaming.  I’ve seem him compared to an old Razzball favorite, Jason Lane, but Richard Linklater never filmed Trayce.  The comparison was meant prior to Lane becoming a herbathrowdite.  Thompson might have some value streaming vs. lefties, but not much beyond that.

Drew Stubbs – Designated for assignment.  Don’t worry, Rockie fans (do these exist?), Weiss kept Brandon Barnes.

Lucas Duda – Sat out again with a stiff back.  On a related note, a frequent commenter, Nick the Dick, looks just like Duda.  I know this because the other day he posted his family roast.  It’s completely NSFW, but also awesome.  If you want to see Nick, fast forward to the 28 minute mark, but his other family members are just as outrageous and well worth watching.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run as a Met (19th overall).  Ugh, he was so hot prior to the trade to the Mets.  Please, prove me wrong and do something in Metco.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 2.03.  Member how the Hosmer-hawk became a thing because Fox beat it down our throats during the playoffs?  Could this postseason be the Autumn of the Mullet?

Juan Lagares – 1-for-4, 1 run as he’s hit leadoff for two straight days.  I noticed he was batting leadoff on Tuesday, but I figured it was just a snafu by Terry Collins, but now we only need one more day for it to be a trend.  I would wait until he’s hitting to add in shallower leagues, but if he’s leading off his value goes way up for deeper leagues.

Aaron Brooks – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Dam, the Brooks, he’s gushing!

Danny Valencia – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  This homer came against his former team.  Okay, I cheated, every team is his former team.  He does have three homers in the last six games and it hitting near-.375.  Hot schmotato alert!

Chris Colabello – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Look at Cola showing pop!  Pun points!

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  So, he’s coming up a little short of the 40 homer prediction by JayWrong.  Go to our fantasy football side of things, and make fun of him!

R.A. Dickey – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.96, but since June 1st his ERA has been 2.71.  And I still wouldn’t pick him up.  I just don’t trust knuckleballers.  Or ballers.  Or players.  And I hate the game, too.

Marcus Stroman – Cleared to start rehab on August 21st.  Okay, that’s it in the way of Stroman updates.  He’ll return for a few games and be a streamer.  In keepers, y’all need to stash him.

Starling Marte – Left yesterday’s game with hand discomfort, which sounds bad, but if we form a prayer parallelogram, hopefully he’s fine.

Gerrit Cole – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA up to 2.48.  It’s a miracle that he was able to keep the Cards to only this many runs with the defense behind him.  Watching Pedro Alvarez bumble balls in Busch, I’m reminded of my 15-year-old self.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Yes, you should own him.  Yes, now.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-3, hitting near-.325 in the last week with a homer.  There was Big Donkey, Mini Donkey, Mini Mini Donkey, El Burro and now…Donkey Kang!

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.82.  You have bigger trouser oranges than me if you even consider owning Garza.

Ryan Braun – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Yeah, but what did Lind do?!  Oh, nothing.  Moving on!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .249.  As I said when he first came up, he might be lucky to hit .240.  In the last month, we’ve been seeing the effects of having a 30+% K-rate.  I still like him with his speed and power, but he won’t hit for a high average.

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 0 ER and the blown save as Braun scored on a wild pitch.  You can’t fault Rondon for that, though Maddon might.

Jason Hammel – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Hammel’s now failed to get out of the sixth inning in every game since July 3rd.  I wonder if he’s hiding an injury.  Or onomatopoeic, hmm.  Or if I were Graham from MasterChef, I’d remove my glasses.

Aaron Hicks – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  On Friday, I made him my lede Buy.  Today, I say uh-huh.

Miguel Sano – 3-for-3, 6 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .295.  *you whimpering*  What’s the matter?  “I just finished reading The Sanotebook and I don’t get him in the end.”

Justin Turner – Likely to return on Thursday or Friday.  Ah, yes, just what Mattingly needs, choices.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.39.  It’s almost unfair.  No, actually, it’s totally unfair.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 8 ER vs. the Marlins and gave up a leadoff homer to Dee Gordon.  This was the moment that the Red Sox pitching staff threw the towel in right as Apollo Creed’s dead head hits it.  The Red Sox pitching staff is so bad…How bad is it?!  It’s so bad that, due to trips to the mound, the pitching coach’s FitBit turned from 999,999 back to zero.

David Ortiz – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homers.  Even at a Latin 39, he makes it look so easy he could be hitting against Red Sox pitching.

Hanley Ramirez – Sat out again Wednesday even though he was supposed to return.  This will push his re-injuring to Sunday.

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 7th homer.  On our Player Rater, Realmuto has been more valuable than Lucroy, Gomes, d’Arnaud, Wieters and Molina.  How’d that ‘not punting catcher’ work out for you?

Cole Gillespie – 3-for-4, 3 runs and hitting near-.500 in the last week.  I’d say hot schmotato, but I could also say Red Sox pitching.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (35), hitting .330.  I Googled “Dee Gordon homers” and Google asked, “Did you mean Dee Gordon military defeats?”

Giancarlo Stanton – Hasn’t yet been cleared to take batting practice.  The doctors said, “Your hand looks like it’s healing–Who is that mustachioed man in the dumpster outside of the window?”  And that was all I heard.

Maikel Franco – Sat out Wednesday and is sporting a splint.  The good news is his splint has room for an 18-line poem by Prospect Mike.

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, but scored the conshellation prize as his ERA sits at 4.25.  I still like Nola a lot long term and in deep leagues, but in most shallower mixed leagues, you need to start looking elsewhere.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5 as he continues to leadoff and hit.  Speaking of hitting, did that Domonic Brown thing end already?  What happened to that young brother?  Asking for a friend, a friend who pierces his nipples and goes by the name of Tehol.

David Peralta – Out until Friday with a tight quad.  You best hurry because beeyatches by Wally Pipping in the Diamondbacks lineup.  I’m gonna guess I just caused a Googlewhack with beeyatches and Wally Pipping.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  And now Peralta has been Pipp’d!  Seriously, the Diamondbacks don’t hit many homers as a club, but everything else they do, they do turned to eleven.

Aaron Hill – 2-for-3, after a big game on Tuesday.  Not sure if he’ll play every day, but if he does, he looks to be schmotato’ing.

Chase Anderson – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.31.  Chase just couldn’t do it in Chase Field.  Similarly, FDR once threw out the first pitch and bounced it three times in the dirt in the Polio Grounds.

 
  1. Alex says:
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    That no hitter was great!…on my bench.

  2. assy says:
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    the Twin killing! Grey, thank you for Aaron Hicks. Yes, you, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, assy!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: I second this one! My last-priority waiver claim was able to snag Hicks before his explosion last night…no way would I have been able to grab him without the Grey-t [groan] heads up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Asdrubal IS sexy if you’re all about dat as!

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: manley i dropped moss for you ok but as for my brandon moss candle lit wall that stays

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @ROTO OVERLORD: Candles? I assumed the interiors of overlords’ living spaces contain only medieval torches.

        • bigbear says:
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          @Manley Ramirez: He calls them candles. Medieval torches are for the witches.

          • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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            @bigbear: @Bigbear @manleyramirez you guys are close, its like the forbidden west wing in beauty and the beast

  4. SF says:
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    Aaron Hicks and Miguel Sano bringing me back into this week single-handedly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Nice!

  5. Gareth-come-lately says:
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    Terry Collins has said Lagares will play against lefties, for what it’s Wuertz.

    *Username changed out of deference to OG (Original Gareth).

  6. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Regarding Hammel, his pitch count was 65! Second time in a row he was pulled with a low pc. So time to stop blaming Hammel and start talking about what he did to Maddon’s daughter, wife, dog etc.

  7. JW says:
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    The future is looking bright for Sano. I’ll have to choose between him, Schwarber, Franco, Polanco, and Pederson in a 3-player keeper league. Which of those 3 do you like long term?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JW: Joc, in case you missed it.

    • bigbear says:
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      @JW: I’d say Sano and Schwarber are in a tier together, and Polanco, Pederson, and Franco fall somewhere below them. If forced to choose, I’d got with Sano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JW: Joc

  8. Carter says:
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    Who we like better in a points league rest of season, polanco or sano. Thanks homes.

  9. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Peralta entered the game as a pitch-hitter, 1:1. Freeman on rehab starting today – prepare for the barrage of trade offers from yours truly.
    Also, Katrina!

  10. Lipson says:
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    Hammel threw like 65 pitches. Last start he was mid-70s. I dont get it. Dropping this guy. Hello, SON? Yes, I need a QS please.

  11. Bocephus says:
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    Who wins this trade? C Gomez/J Ross for Salazar? Will Salazar be on a pitch limit this year?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Bocephus: Gomez regardless.

  12. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    with SD in COL soon (but 2 of them are Lefties,so venable will be out of two of them). My Franco/E5/Marte all short term injured i need a bat or two for next few days at least in 14 teamer. I can first off drop c.anderson (he’s 11th SP, and i have smyly/matz/berrios stashed in DL/NA slots) and have 3 moves more left on week. I’m losing steals due to molina, and only have rusney/bogaerts/burns for steals without marte. OBP over AVG and total bases and hits also, all hitting categories are close. badly behind in pitching ratios also. options are
    m.taylor/solarte (in COL)/saladino/a-jax/lindor/paulsen. taylor plays 4 games to the others’ 3, .solarte isn’t good at lefties from player page, and gets 2 of them. a-jax is @ BOS for 3 games but gets worst SB success vs those pitchers. I also could drop soler (have stuck with him all year, even dropped heyward rather than him when heyward was still bad) for 2 of those guys. paulsen gets 4 games as well, with all of them being righties, so he’ll start i’m sure at least 3 of them.
    1. drop c.anderson for which of them alone
    or
    2. drop anderson and soler for 2 which 2 of them

  13. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    a. On the Volquez blurb, a Russian guy invented a machine which translate English into Russian and back again into English. A wiseguy wanted to test the machine. So he offered the tried and true phrase..’The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.’ The machine’s reply…’The ghost is ready but the meat is raw.’ On Chinese when fresh off the boat immigrants say ‘Cow eat grass yesterday’ it makes sense to them. Chinese has no articles, no verb tenses and no declination. Everything is in context. To get a grade 4 chinese certificate would be a piece of cake, it’s getting from 500 characters to the close to 7000 characters which makes speaking Chinese perfectly SUPER difficult.

    b. On Alvarez, he is too short to be a 1B and too sloppy to be a 3B. Guy should be shipped to an island where they adore bulls (’cause his nickname is El Toro).

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘David Kaczynski, the brother who turned in unabomber defendant Ted Kaczynski, said he plans to share the million dollar reward money with the bombing survivors. He said that roughly 400K would go to the bombing victims and that he would blow the remaining 600K on whores and cocaine.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Ante GALIC: that one was from weekend update i remember it.

  14. I b Teheran it up! says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Please rank for ROS Melky, R. castillo, Or Polanco?

  15. Oranje says:
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    Yelich or Inciarte ROS?

  16. nitro says:
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    Head to head 10 team keeper: please rank ros:
    Kemp
    Elsbury
    Pence
    Marte
    And
    Zobo or Odor ros?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nitro: Marte, Ells, Kemp

  17. roger says:
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    Would you rather have Realmuto or Welington ROS?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @roger: Beef.

  18. Mike says:
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    Lol, Ken Patera reference.

  19. danny almonte says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need QS. Start Latos vs Cin, Ervin vs Texas?

    Thanks!

  20. ashtray says:
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    I’d like to give a shout out to my team yesterday:

    Rizzo 0/3
    Odor 0/3
    Arenado 0/4
    Zobrist 0/3
    Eaton 0/5
    Betts 0/5
    Lind 0/3

    That’s a special kind of terrible.

    • Timmah R says:
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      @ashtray: if it’s H2H did your opponent have and play Iwakuma? cause that would be some serious irony right there… yikes!

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    I read Alex Wilson was warming in the pen as Rondon closed it out. Would prefer to have Rondon win the gig outright since Wilson doesn’t miss many bats at all.

    Speaking of guys who got old as in Kemp, Sizemore used to look like a future HOFer in his early 20s until his body aged 20 years in a blink of an eye.

    Btw, a guy in my league traded Kemp for Blackmon early in the year. Then traded Kemp back to the same team for Holliday… Part of his roughly 10 deals that turned his team from a possible contender to a near-last place team… I bet he thought like the SD GM, that he as getting an all star LOL. I never saw anyone trade so much yet lose almost every trade.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @papasmurf: I play H2H points. Every year I make a trade that gets me overall points but ends up costing me wins due to when those points are scored. Nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Totally on Sizemore too… Ha!

  22. Wilson says:
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    I am worry about A-Rod.
    I need him to hit homers but he doesn’t after his 40 years old birthday.

    Are you worry about him if you owned him? Or you think he will be fine and come back with power soon? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I don’t know your options

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: A Rod or Ortiz for ROS?

        (Ortiz is hitting but will keep to the end of season? Or Will A Rod be back with power? )

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A-Rod, toss up

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks, A Rod or Trumbo?

            Trumbo seems usually be good after entering Sep.
            Y2013 Sep, 5HR , 16RBI (Aug, 6HR, 21RBI)
            Y2014 Sep, 6HR , 22RBI

            • Grey

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              I don’t buy it, too small of a sample size… A-Rod over Trumbo

  23. Conktown Tinker says:
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    could use some advise…

    Who’s more valuable for the rest of this season, Corey Seager or David Wright?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Conktown Tinker: yikes and this wright here shows the ugly value wright could easily have.

  24. Chris says:
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    Trade deadline this weekend…

    13 Team 5×5 Redraft…

    I have Pujols at 1B, Machado at 3B. Miggy returning tomorrow (but will believe it when I see it!). This will shift Pujols to Util, forcing me to bench one of Jay Bruce / Billy Hamilton / Sano (Playing matchups right now, correctly started Sano yesterday!)

    I am leading most offensive categories except for HR, I’m 6 back there so there’s a chance I can catch the guy in first if Nelson Cruz ever quits this madness.

    SP’s are Kluber / Salazar / Keuchel / Latos / Cashner. Streaming Cashner so I have IP Cap room for another starter, I’ve gained a lot of points in ERA/WHIP since the All Star Break but want to keep that position and maybe snag another point in wins.

    Options are limited as the season winds down, but I could probably get DeGromm or Cole. Likely to cost me Machado. Is that insane to consider? Or am I better off with the offensive depth in case another injury pops up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Yeah, kinda insane… Get a cheaper SP or stream

  25. osnam says:
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    Hey great stuff as always! What are your thoughts on Jack Peterson? He’s basically been a waste of a roster spot since the all-star break. I’m thinking about dropping him for Aaron Hicks. What do you think? Thanks.

    • ashtray says:
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      @osnam: Joc Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @osnam: Thanks! Go with Hicks

  26. Bobby says:
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    5×5 daily roto

    I need to ditch ERod, who should I pick up?

    Estrada, Gray, Dickey, Nelson, Bassitt, Nola, Garza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: Streamers…Nelson, Bassitt at home

  27. Lville Jim says:
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    Nick the Dick, “Is that a foot long?”..”And then some”. I somehow always end up watching Bachelor Party if I find it on flipping through the channels. I’m sure Tom Hanks would love it to go away.

  28. ashtray says:
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    Will need to cut 2 with Miggy and Turner being activated.

    Who should I lose?
    12 team h2h 7×7 (OBP, K and QS, L)

    C-Santana
    1-Rizzo
    2-Odor
    3-Arenado
    S-Zobrist
    O-Brantley
    O-Betts
    O-Eaton
    U-Lind
    U-Revere
    B-Pederson
    DL-Miggy
    DL-Turner

    SP-Carrasco
    Salazar
    Richards
    Syndergaard
    Jaime Garcia
    Heston
    Quintana

    RP-Rosenthal
    Britton
    Ramos
    Kahnle
    Smith

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: I’m thinking Pederson and then one of Heston/Lind/Eaton.

  29. Cram It says:
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    Listen pal, they Mets are averaging over 5 runs a game since Yoenis came over. He’s free to join in on the party at any time!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: did you order anything from that Mets fan site?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Ha, I wish he would

  30. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The Moment of Truth album gets played at least once a month on my drive to work.

    Side note: Wrote a 25 page paper on the song Moment of Truth in my college Criticism class taught by a monk. Aced it. The next week in class he told me if I disrespect, I’ll get the tec.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Ha, awesome… Have you listened to Cuban Linx Part 2? I’m liking it a lot… Love About Me

  31. dude says:
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    ROS – Hicks or Peralta?

    Does answer change for 2016+?

    • ashtray says:
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      @dude: Hicks. Now and later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Agree with ashtray

  32. alex seber says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H points league with deep rosters. -.5K’s I’m trying to rebuild for next year and I have Crush. Trying to determine the most I can get for Crush. How do these trades look?

    My Crush for his Daniel Norris and Nomar Mazara or Conforto

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @alex seber: Agree…Crush is probably going to drop 44 bombs this year. Nobody has a clue what Norris, Mazara or Conforto can even produce. Norris will be alright, but I’d try to get something more tangible than the two hitters.

  33. web says:
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    So drop Wilson for Rondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Meh, it could go either way still…

  34. Jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which side do you like better for ROS:
    Braun/Ortiz/Kang or Archer/Hosmer/Sano/Bogaerts?

    It’s 4-on-3 because I would use that extra slot for injured players coming back (Giancarlo or Pineda), or to stream SPs before then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Archer

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    Anyone nervous about starting liriano against St Louis today, especially after getting pulled in his last start with “right shoulder twinge”? SON says $15.1 for today….thoughts?

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Fungazi: @Grey: Grey, after ignoring you yesterday with Nola, (despite the conshellation prize), In Grey we trust, liriano is on the pine. Now if I can just get through the day without saying aww f*ck it, that’ll be a different story….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m hoping you’re good

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Fungazi: Good luck Fungazi!

      • Gray's sports almanac says:
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        @Fungazi: looks like liriano is get a free room at the W due to the Pirates Batting around in the top of the first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  36. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, BB.

    Gotta love Hisashi. I’ll admit I thought this was the year to abandon ship on him, been drafting him for years. And he goes and throws a no-no. Good for him. By all accounts seems like a good guy.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: He sure does, G. What’s the japanese word for Mensch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I only know arrigato, which is thank you and hairy cat in Spanish

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: HA! I knew that one too.

            Bigger problem. Sonny Gray was scratched, and Jesse Chavez is taking his place in Toronto this afternoon. Starting him in my weekly lock.

            Oh well, winning is for losers anyway….Bye ratios!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prayerellogram?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I don’t think God himself could help Jesse Chavez this afternoon. I’m just going to power up my shields and go fetal.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Who was Chavez supposed to get this week?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Baltimore. Not great, but better than the Jays in Canada.

                    It’s a deep league and I’ve had injuries, not a lot of choices you know how it be

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I hear ya…Toronto on short notice? Oy

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yup. He was probably taking a nice little siesta. Then the equipment manager wakes him and says “hey Jesse, you’re pitching today!” And Jesse says “Queeeeeee????”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If I were Chavez I’d throw at the first few batters and have the bullpen come in

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Honestly that’s a great idea

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m filled with them!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: You’re like a jelly donut. But with ideas instead of jelly.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And covered in powdered sugar! (Sometimes)

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Man this was a bad break, G. I’m on tilt right now.

                    4 runs already….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Chavez should just lay down and play dead

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The worst is the A’s might need him to fall on a grenade to save the bullpen

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I wanted to wait until Chavez got taken out cuz he started to go on a little run.

                    Holy smokes, where do I cash my chips in? 6 baserunners, 9 Ks?? Are you kidding me?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, seriously

  37. Clint says:
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    H2H Points keeper league question. What order of pick ups would you put the following-Cashner, Smyly, Stroman. My 2 DL slots are being sucked up by Springer/Pineda right now so anybody I pick up has to be active until 1 of them returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Smyly, Cash

  38. TOGMAN says:
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    Drop E. Santana or A. Nola for C. Bassitt?

    12 team H2H 6×6 QS

  39. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. BFF, One more reason to loathe Grady Sizemore he scored 24pts in DK last night and he cost me a big victory , I came in 2nd for an Angels meet and greet with current players (I’m sure that meant the Bullpen catcher and a handful of middle relief guys, but hey I Bedrosian could of gave me some tips for my next first pitch) I lost by 1.8 pts, which is equivalent to a walk or HBP, unfortunately you don’t get any points for a sac bunt or I would of won outright.

    2. I’m co-managing in a really deep points league, I figured I’d try roto and points all in one shot (I like roto way better) These are the best avail for the weekend, I’m leaning towards Peavy at home……

    Anderson V Cin Holmberg 8.8
    Peavy V Was (Gio) 6.7
    Happ @ Harvey -3.2
    Locke @ Colon -.3

    3. I told you SP pitching was thin, NYM have been terrible vs LHP but Locke and Happ are the only 2 options .

    4. Speaking of Citifield it has the 6th most HR’s in the NL at 1.97 per game and Petco was 5th at 2.09, I was surprised too.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Teddy Heater: moving the fences does matter. The weather in SD this year has helped a ton. Usually they dont start dropping dongs down there til August. Funny that everyone is all on Colorados nuts and yet Milwaukee is the leader for knocks.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @J-FOH: I love that the 2 beer parks are the best for HR’s and bitch as Busch is weak cause they were too scared to call it Budweiser Park, if “Da I’m to sick to play Brown is back in the lineup then I’ll pick him back up. Gyorko with some lefties in Coors and Brown at the jet stream in Miller. Just don’t rain in Coors this weekend!

        Another 5HR’s at Citifield today, I hope that means Nado is heating up for the home stand!

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @Teddy Heater: the dimensions or busch are what does this, plus it’s very humid in a river valley where that stadium is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: 1, I can’t believe you came in 2nd in another big contest… You need to use that good for some big cash evil 2. Peavy 3. Ha, yup 4. Yeah, I saw that recently, I still don’t believe it, need a bigger sample size, that’s what she said — why did she say that?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: 1. Still pissed about Grady Sizemore! Yeah Sky and I were talking DK Cash strategies a few days ago. I need to start transitioning into those.
        2. Gotta love Peavy in NL West
        4. HA!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice avatar! 2. All day, son!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I had to take snap before shipping it off to Tehol. Apparently we’re about the same size, so that worked out for him. Did you see 5 more bombs at Citi and Nado is coming home on good note!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I can’t wait until Arenado gets a taste of Padre pitching in Coors…Getting hot at the perfect time… That was very cool of you to ship it off to Tehol, I’m sure he’ll love it

  40. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only Standard 5×5 roto league:

    Was offered his Trout / Kyle Seager / Ivan Nova

    for my Donaldson / Adam Jones / Gausman / Osuna / and Tolleson

    I can keep Trout for next year, and not able to keep Donaldson if I reject the trade. Am I giving up too much? Winning the league by almost 20 pts at the moment. Have a huge lead in saves, so I can replace the closers with middle relievers with the same or better ratios (and still have Boxberger and B.Rondon).

    If I make the trade, I keep Trout, Miggy, and Tulo for next year, and send Abreu back into the draft pool. If I stand pat, I keep Miggy, Tulo, and Abreu, and send Donaldson back to the draft pool. I’m leaning toward grabbing Trout instead of gambling on getting Donaldson back in the draft – bird in the hand kind of thing, even if it is a lot to give up.

    Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Trout side

  41. Jacob says:
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    I’m still waiting on the DeGrominators regression….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jacob: Could be a while

  42. Steve says:
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    Gausman or Niese ROS?

  43. j-mo says:
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    Any pre trade deadline advice for this team? Obviously would love to hear from Grey, but any thoughts welcomed. 12 team h2h 5×5 yahoo league.

    C) Santana
    1B) Prince
    2B) Odubel
    3B) Carpenter
    SS) Cesar Hernandez
    OF) Cargo
    OF) Heyward
    OF) Grichuk
    UT) Morales
    BN) Hicks
    DL) Kipnis, Dickerson

    SP) Keuchel, Lynn, Zimmerman, Lackey, Garcia, Chavez, Hughes, Peavy, Guthrie

    RP) Jansen, Rosenthal, Gregerson, Tolleson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j-mo: Your pitching looks pretty wonky and you look low on power, but how has the team done so far? H2H is a strange beast, depends more on matchups…

  44. jojo says:
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    Sano on waiver wire… should i drop any of my guys for him…

    C SCHWARBER
    1B ENCARNACION
    2B ODOR
    3B SEAGER
    SS BOGARET
    LF J.D.
    CF JONES
    RF BRUCE
    UT VMART
    BENCH: CARPENTER
    DL: SPRINGER

    PITCHERS: THOR, NOLA, SALAZAR, A. WOOD, CORBIN, RAY, HAMELS

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: V-mart

  45. Trebam says:
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    rest of the year Puig or Gardner. Thanks for the 1st place advice.
    My pitching staff is Grey 101 Prime. Archer, Arrietta, Cole, Etc. you rock!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trebam: Puig…Nice staff!

  46. Maximumxpower says:
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    Would you pick up David Peralta, Ryan Zimmerman, or Aaron Hicks?

  47. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Oh my god…that family roast was funnier than every roast I’ve seen on Comedy Central.

    No questions today, I think Im gonna cruise to the ship in every league Im in barring total meltdowns in across the board. Thanks to the Razzball crew I own Schwarber,Goldy, Frazier, Correa, Sano, Odor, CarGo, Harper, Hicks, Hosmer, Rendon, Ian Desmond, Arrieta, Strasburg, Iwakuma in every league. Every other roster spot is optimized by hittertron and SON weekly.

    I almost feel like Im cheating thanks to JFoh, JB and Prosect Mike doling out the goods before any non-readers know whats happening.

    FML, I’ll be owing you a few daiquiris come October. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marty Janetty_Was Set Up: It’s hilarious, right? You brought up a good point, we should have a Razzball cruise…

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: A “Razzball Cruise” to Catalina. I would fly down for that, even if I was just sequestered to the engine room shoveling coal . Perhaps it could be “Fantasy Island” themed? You of course would be Mr. Roarke. “Tattoo” is played by Jay?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta go to DR for scouting

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: bunch of lit up fantasy dorks screaming “F’ing Catalina!” sounds good to me (it’ll be what i’d be doing)

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: I suggest an Alaskan port of call.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA… Gotta hit DR for scouting

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        I cant believe they wrote their own material, I’d watch weekly.

        The 5 girl readers would either love or hate the cruise depending on “singleness and willingness to mingle” factor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’d have to bring whistles with them

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, whistle’s and probably mace.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And bodyguards

              • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                @Grey: Just put J-FOH (he looks tough on his screen picture) outside your door to watch for “Manley Ramirez”.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s like buying a gun to protect against someone with a plastic knife

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Grey: Cruise ball… but i think the OGR ‘one girl reader’ might be uncomfortable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The OGR would need Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men to investigate what happened to her

  48. mzyptlk says:
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    I have a hunch that the Reds will be pumped to show up Latos. Start the smug bastard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mzyptlk: I’d likely sit him

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @mzyptlk: why would CIN want to get revenge on HIM, didn’t they trade him to a complete garbage team even though they got little in return?

  49. Nightmare says:
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    Sup grey-lord! Doin your thang as usual! Gets the people going! And Piscotty doesn’t know!

    Carlos Gomez or Freddie Freeman ROS? Sounds like Freeman back the 18th. What u think. Points league

  50. J-FOH says:
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    Can we talk MC?

    Ooh and Abominable SANOman!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Ha, nice nickname… Yeah, I watched

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: full credit to the nickname goes to new writer David…

        I called the shot last night on MC. Why does it seem like they keep hooking up Hetal. I call bulls**t on her cooking meat. She eats it and knows what she is doing. I like how Olivia called her out for only cooking Indian food.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You called what shot? When? Under your breath? Hetal’s a joke, anyone that cries when they see meat should not be on a cooking show…She shouldn’t really be allowed out of her house… I liked that too by Olivia, Hetal’s the worst! (And I kinda like Indian girls, so it means a lot coming from me!)

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: at my house we always say out loud who will get bumped before the show starts.

            Last night was all about Tommy in the first half. Everyone yelling at him, him about to lose it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I need to come over and watch from your place… I will say the animal head challenge did feel smarter than something we’ve seen on MasterChef before, not an easy challenge in 60 minutes

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: That head shizz was crazy. I knew claudia would crush it before I ever saw what she got. Mexicans can cook any part of the animal. I thought Olivia should of made tacos with that cheek meat. The best. I cant believe she screwed it up so bad with such a delicious part of the animal.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No, Mexicans can make any part of an animal into a taco…Cook? Well, maybe

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: they can cook you just dont like them

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh, it’s all variations of the same thing

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      either Esmerelda really hurt you or you got shot down by lots of latinas

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I’m one of those people that tastes soap with cilantro

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      that sounds delicious

                    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                      @J-FOH: @Grey this just in Hetal cooks another Indian dish and wins again!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This just in, Derrick talks about being in a band

                  • Great White North says:
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                    @Grey: @Grey: Are you a supertaster? Have you tried the blue food coloring challenge to find out? I am both a supertaster and love cilantro. I am always curious if the cilantro soap tasters are supertasters or not.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What’s a supertaster? Is that from a Doritos commercial?

                    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                      @Great White North: @Grey @J-FOH it was rude to dig up Claudias mom and cut her head off like that to cook

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ouch! Haha

                • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                  @J-FOH: J-FOH possible wedding bells for u and Claud?

          • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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            @Grey: **Dabs Drool from corner of mouth** Hetal Vortex too….strong…….all those spices……..no protein……tooo……strong…….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…Tommy Lust will dab your mouth for you

              • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                @Grey: lol MC Thursday is better than MCM or WCW or WWE or TBT or FBF or FAAB or BABIP

  51. Gator says:
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    For 2016 Hanley or Polanco? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: It’s close…Polanco prolly

  52. G says:
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    With y Kees calling up Bird, is he worth a pickup in a keeper and for ROS value? I have my keepers set but wondering if he would be useful for trade bait and actually ROS. My kinky option would be to drop Jungman

    • G says:
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      @G:

      With the Yankees – correction

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Jung for him

      • G says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Btw just saw in my post that the word “only” got autocorrected to “kinky” haha. But based on your posts and how everyone talks here you probably didn’t even think twice when you read it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I actually thought you meant ‘kinky’

          • G says:
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            @Grey:
            Ha! Figured you did. Have a good weekend if I don’t ask you another one tomm

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  53. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    I’ve got Hicks fever. Already have him in 1 league and he is available in another.

    Other than McCutchen my OF has been struggling lately, but I am also struggling for saves.
    So, the question is, who goes in order to add Hicks. This is a start 3 OF league.

    My OF: McCutchen, Gardner (he’s been garbage for a little while now), Puig (can’t really play him everyday), Fowler (has been good, but is Hicks just as good with upside?).

    My Bullpen: Perkins, Street, McGee, Rondon (DET), Romo (also Doolittle on DL)

    So it really comes down to if you would just add Hicks and drop Fowler, or drop one of McGee (still love his dominance), Rondon or Romo.

    What say you wise one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: I’m related to D. Fowler like Blackmon is related to Black Men, but I have to say, it gives me goosebumps to see you type my true last name…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Very funny

  54. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Would you drop/trade Hammel for any of these guys?

    Joe Ross
    Quintana
    Nelson
    Bassit
    Corbin

    Thanks! Love his ratios, but need some QS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re streamers…Quintana

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I already have a streamer slot so, in that case, maybe I’ll pick up an extra OF instead to deal with all my DTD guys. Polanco and Hicks both recently hit waivers in this league…who do you like best of the two ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco

  55. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h dynasty league, who would you rather want and why…Buxton or Sano? I was offered Sano for Buxton. Either one of them will be playing in my util spot. Right now my only base stealers are altuve, carlos gomez and upton. Do I make this swap?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  56. Stan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I left my email, my name, and you always are promptly respondin’.

    Another keeper league question because the deadline is coming up.

    I was offered one of Hamels/Kazmir + Carlos Martinez for Cueto. Would you take the deal, and which of the two older guys would you take?

    This is Stan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Stan, I wouldn’t take it

  57. Jason says:
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    Would you drop Ervin Santana for Chris Bassitt?

    It’s a 12 team H2H league with the following categories –
    IP , K/9 , K/BB , HR , W , QS , ERA , WHIP

    I’m looking for a more reliable back-end starter that won’t hurt me (Big Erv is a roller coaster).

    Who would you prefer to own?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  58. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    10-team, H2H. Who’s better ROS: Welington Castillo or Yan Can Play Catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

      • DozierTheDozierian says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! Appreciated as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Zach says:
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    Is Cola rosterable in a 10 teamer? It looks like he might be getting everyday playing time now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  60. Eric says:
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    Carlos Gomez a worthy trade target?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the price, I don’t love him right now

  61. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    Hey Grey — what do you think about dropping Carlos Santana. I’ve been expecting him to turn it around, but it doesn’t seem to be happening. He’s catcher eligible, but I recently traded for Posey, so I don’t need him there. I have Miggy coming back from the DL (I have too many DL guys, so Miggy is on my bench right now, not in a DL slot).

    I have Hanley as my SS, but he’s been out for a while, and I feel like I need to add someone to fill in there. OK with dropping Santana to get Alcides Escobar? I could use some speed.

    My offense has just been abysmal lately —

    C – Posey (recently acquired)
    1B – Morales (Freeman – DL)
    2B – Rendon (ugh)
    SS – Hanley (hurting)
    3B – ARod/Santana
    IF – Santana/Paulsen (just added Paulsen for Coors homestand)
    OF – Blackmon
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Gardner (ugh)
    OF – Pederson (UGH)
    Util – Fowler (just added)
    Util – Paulsen/Khris Davis

    Bench — Miggy
    DL — Freeman
    DL — Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t mind that now, grab Alcides

  62. Eric says:
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    Parra and Odorizzi for Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  63. Swfcdan says:
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    Can’t start Big Erv today (@TEX) even in a 16 teamer right? Though im getting killed in my H2H matchup this week, so might be best to just go for broke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: I dealt Montgomery for him in a dynasty a month back after we’d seen the good Erv. But he’s the bad one again now, is he even rosterable in a league this deep?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s rosterable, startable at home

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: Home schooler! Don’t see that used much around here anymore.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: i’m not playing him yet in a 30 teamer.

  64. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Anyone running Bauer out today against the Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’m thinking the Yankees have some pent up offense ready to explode today.

        Go Blue Jays!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do the Blue Jays need a ‘go?’ They are crazy stacked right now

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @Grey: E5 needs to go get another cortisone shot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know why these guys don’t get one every day, it’s the least they can do!

              • SwaggerJackers says:
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                @Grey: It’s a magical cure all!

                No joke, I went to my doctor because my elbow was messed up so he gave me the shot. My elbow felt great and my allergies went away for months!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You can hit homers now too?

                  • SwaggerJackers says:
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                    @Grey: I went from singles power to doubles power in my softball league!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Honestly, I kinda want a cortisone shot just to feel what it’s like, I’m not even joking

        • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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          @SwaggerJackers: Oh please please please please. I have ARod and Gardner, and they (along with Rendon, Pederson, Santana, and Hanley) have been killing me lately.

  65. Swfcdan says:
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    Martin’s been slumping, could have hit a wall (ouch!). Should I trust Beef Wellington as his replacement ROS and pick up A Wilson for SAGNOF? Only a 10 teamer so I may even be able to get Martin back later on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yes, Welington and Wilson

  66. Pundeck says:
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    Stache Man Grey,

    Where do you see Sano being ranked next year? Ahead of Longoria?

    Thanks!

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Pundeck: Whoever has a strong finish at this point.

      Longo has redeemed his entire fantasy season in years past by bashing a bunch of homers in the last month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe in the 7th round, depends on his final 6 weeks

  67. Jeff says:
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    Sano or Franco ROS?

    Thanks!

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Jeff: Sano is full on beast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  68. crock says:
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    14 team H2H 6×6 (standard 5×5 with obp and holds) 3 player keeper league
    Roster:
    C. Castillo
    1b. Pujols
    2b. Odor
    ss. Sano
    Of. Trout, Harper, Cargo
    Utl. Encarnacion, Pence
    B. Santana, Franco
    sp. Salazar, Tanaka, Carrasco, Walker, Ross, Corbin, 2 stream spots
    rp. Krod, Tolleson, Vizcaino, Kahnle, Sanchez
    Dl. Smyly, Hahn, Capps, Stroman

    I’ve been offerd Miggy straight up for Sano. Sano can be kept next year in the 22nd round. I really don’t need Miggy but the Miggy owner is really interested in Sano for keeper purposes. I would have to trade for a ss or pickup Caeser Hernandez or Lindor off the wire. What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  69. Linus says:
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    Is trading Bumgarner for Hamilton crazy if I need steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit crazy

      • Linus says:
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        @Grey: How much lower down the starting pitcher rankings is reasonable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe a Liriano-type

          • Linus says:
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            @Grey: Thanks so much for all of your time man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  70. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey, nice on Donkey Kang!

    Can you rank these guys ROS:

    Krush Davis
    Avisail
    Hicks
    Vmart

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: add Revere as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Davis, Hicks, depends on needs with Revere

  71. JWRAY says:
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    Thinking of dropping both Cameron Maybin and Preston Tucker for Aaron Hicks and David Peralta. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  72. steven says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Thanks for all of your help.

    5×5, redraft, h2h, 12 teams, 20 player rosters (+ 1 DL space); currently in 1st place

    C – Schwarber
    1B – Encarnacion (Miggy is in my DL spot)
    2B – Gordon
    SS – Bogaerts (with Desmond as a bench bat; playing 1 or the other based on Hitter Tron)
    3B – Frazier
    OF – Harper
    OF – A Jones
    OF – Brantley
    UTIL – Sano

    Do I drop anyone for Hicks and/or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you have no one to drop

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks

        • steven says:
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          @steven:

          do I drop desmond or bogaerts once Miggy is healthy? Or Sano?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Desmond

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. nick the dick says:
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    I look like Duda??!! I always get Ed Norton from American History X

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be the lighting or the ball cap, but I saw Duda or Napoli, and Napoli didn’t have a blurb for me to mention it

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: I thought the Yanks cap made me look like Giancarlo….or Nick Markakis if not in a fantasy world

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, the lighting must’ve been really bad!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: When the lighting is the deck light and a desk lamp, i’d say yeah, lighting wasn’t the strongest….thanks for the post though man, getting my views up!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It deserved it, I kinda want to have that video playing in the background at my next party (or every party I ever attend)…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Ha word. My mom just called me to tell me one of the gay guy couples who were there love it so much, and one is turning 40 in a few weeks and asked if we would come meet to learn more about the guy and roast him at his party. Getting gigs ya’ll!!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: you need representation

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: And security is where you step in

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I just want to be in Nick’s entourage

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA! You need to make a commercial and billboards… What’s the name of the company? Roasters?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Shit, I don’t know, we weren’t a company til right now! When something clever hits you lemme know. I’ll be over here doing a Kickstarter thing to fund a nationwide commercial.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Don’t Be Chicken Roasters?

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @nick the dick: Ha not bad! I think it helped when I had to explain to one of the gay guys what a feltcher is

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Our gay following is so strong

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Especially after that asshole joke

                    • Great White North says:
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                      @nick the dick: And the Ellen one

            • Hal Incandenza says:
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              @nick the dick: Only had time to check out part of your dad’s bit (at least that’s my understanding of who’s who), and I was laughing my ass off. Thanks to your awesome family and Grey for sharing!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nick’s family is the best!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Hal Incandenza: Thanks! And that is just part 2 of the roast. Go back and watch when you have time, only gets better from there when me and my brothers go.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  BTW, Nick, guess what I’m seeing tonight? Crazy motherfuc*er named Ice Cube, from a gang called…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Not uh….him doing a show or you mean the movie??

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Going to the movie…Cougs got us into an advanced screening

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Ah no way, you get to see all the good movies before us all! Awesome, I cant wait to see it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And Ice Cube’s doing a Q&A after

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @nick the dick: Great video BTW!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nick is the bomb dot gov

  74. Maikel Franco says:
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    Dear Prospect Mike,

    The flowers you gave me
    Are just about to die
    When I think about
    What could’ve been
    It makes me want to cry
    The sweet words you whispered
    Didn’t mean a thing
    I guess our song is over
    As we begin to sing

    Could’ve been so beautiful
    Could’ve been so right
    Could’ve been my lover
    Every day of my life
    Could’ve been so beautiful
    Could’ve been so right
    I’ll never hold what could’ve been
    On a cold and lonely night
    The mem’ries of our lovin’
    Still linger in the air
    Like the faded scent of your roses
    They stay with me everywhere
    Every time I get my hopes up
    They always seem to fall
    Still what could’ve been is better than
    What could never be at all
    (at all…)

    How could I hold what could’ve been
    On a cold and lonely night?

    Love,
    Tiffany…. er Maikel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we’re alone now….

  75. Mike says:
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    Who do you like more Sano or Kang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I pull the trigger on Sano/Kang and Grandal for Schwarber?

        All three rookies can be kept next year in the 15th round.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As in I want Sano

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey:

            But Kang and Grandal for Schwarber is more to your liking?

            And of course thanks! These fake baseballs are so difficult.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Schwarber side

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, no problem

  76. HighHeat says:
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    Have been offered Hosmer for E5. 8 team h2h redraft. Do you think Hosmer will be better ROS. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  77. Sam says:
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    Grey day, drop Beltre for Bruce Rondon? I have Machado, Sano, and Franco ahead of him (both for recent performance and keeper purposes)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  78. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Dearest Maikel, thank you for the poem above. It is so appreciated during this tough time.

    Here is the original transcript of the 18-line poem on your sling. ahem…

    Maikel
    My hell
    Is seeing you in pain

    That snake
    Tried to clip your wing
    But his efforts were in vain

    Selfie?
    Self – LESS
    I know this to be true

    You’ve carried
    These fightin’ Phils
    Since your MLB debut

    Brother
    Brotherly love
    That’s what I feel inside

    Your bat
    Your swing
    Instill a sense of pride

    I love you Maikel!

    Get well soon!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: *wipre tear* that was beautiful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope you wrote that wearing pants

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Society’s “rules” have no place in my poetry. The most difficult part was writing it legibly on the sling while holding him down. He put up quite a fuss.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need to roofie him first..Try using Hutchison on the road

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mike: Ha!

  79. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Catcher Scab Itching! Wieters, Jaso, or D’Arnaud for AVG and counting stats (other than HR) ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Travis

  80. Dingbat says:
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    Googlewhack confirmed! After I googled “Googlewhack,” of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a phrase you don’t hear much of

  81. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, will you start Hendricks Vs CWS Samadzija tomorrow? (SON says $1.7) Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  82. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What do you think of Raisel Iglesias? Picked him up for a stream and cashed in! But should I hold onto him? Next two starts both at home against KC and D-backs.

    12-team H2H with QS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a streamer and not worth owning

  83. Cram It says:
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    Cespedes for the rest of us. See, he’s catching the fever. Metsies!

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Cram It: yeah buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loving that!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I’m gonna see if I can’t get that on a T-shirt before I go to the game on Tuesday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That shirt should be given away at every game from now until the end of the playoffs… It can’t cost them more than Bonilla

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Ha. A rally T-Shirt? Cespedes has become one with the Rally Parakeet. Mets have all kinds of weird voodoo gaining traction.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Cram It: I bought the same shirt you did last year. I wear it to all important events

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As long as they all don’t grow beards, I’m cool with it

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Seriously, what team doesn’t do that now? Try something new, like shaving your eyebrows. That might actually throw your opponents off. I mean, imagine Fartolo staring you down with no eyebrows?! How could a hitter not lose it?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I love that! The playoffs and the Mets have waxed off all facial hair, eyebrows included

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: And every hitter walks up to Buffalo Bills dance song “Goodbye Horses” from Silence of the Lambs.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How about a song from the Broadway musical Hair?

                    • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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                      @Cram It: That is so weird Cram, I was just looking up the name of that song on the internet yesterday… Weird….

  84. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Great write-up per usual. Ken Patera references are always a welcomed read. I already had an eye on Juan Lagares, but him hitting leadoff is going to be interesting. I think Lagares could be a breakout-type of player as soon as next year. Like 12-15HRs and 20SBs? Final question. Do you really hate “The Game”, or, do you hate the proverbial game?

    P.S. “Torenado Alert”

    • Cram It says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Lagares won’t sniff 15 HR’s. He’ll be lucky to hit 10.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Cram It: For 2016? Sure, it depends on playing time, but I think he’s only going to improve. If he hit 10HRs and stole 2oSBs while hitting .280, he’d be a great 4th-to-5th outfielder.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: 10/20/.280 would be solid. And those are obtainable. I just don’t see the power/avg #’s. He needs to improve a lot as he’s clearly taken a step back from last year.

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Cram It: Could Lagares waft 12-15 HR’s in 2016?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Peter Nincompoop: Highly unlikely. He just doesn’t have pop and he’s not that type of hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Torenado! I think 10-12 HRs and 20 SBs are doable, but the Mets don’t seem like they want to play him every day

  85. Wilson says:
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    Start Quintana (vs Arrieta) or McHugh (vs Verlander) the day after tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Risky…Both in some leagues

  86. Spyre says:
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    Erasmo was dropped. worth an add over anyone below?

    Karns, Bassitt, Gausman, Joe Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, they’re all streamers

  87. Bill says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey,

    10 team head to head redraft with a 12 game lead, thanks to you and my fellow razzballers!!

    Who do I drop to activate Miggy? D. Peralta, Rusney, Melky or Jose Reyes? I have Kang at SS now and my OF is Adam Jones, Ellsbury and one of the 3 OF listed above.

    I’m tempted to dump Reyes and ride Kang to the end. Also, would you drop any of those 3 OF for Hicks?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rusney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky for Hicks if you need an OF with speed

  88. Alex says:
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    Streaming thoughts Grey? Trying to pick one…Quintana against the Cubs at home, Corbin at Atlanta, or Niese at Metco against the Pirates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. ashtray says:
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    Kazaam for Kahnle. There goes my ratioes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucked balls

  90. Joey says:
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    Would you flip Sano for Cano? Sano could be kept for next year, but he may not even get 3rd base eligibility, and I’ve been trotting out Walker/Josh Harrison at 2nd.

    Kang would replace my Sano at short.

    • Joey says:
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      @Joey: Also have an offer for Altuve. Options… options…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  91. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, so we probably don’t lose mcallister as good holds guy who counts as SP, but the same May we just got we are losing. dammit.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: great work on the accuracy and funnyitude of the edison/norris blurb.

  92. Robert says:
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    Drop Nola for Peavy? Not much else available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. EA says:
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    It’s a little early.. but….. how would you rank these keepers. In parentheses, i’ll put the round to be kept in.

    Harper (2nd round)
    Rizzo (1)
    Schwarber (late round)
    Pederson (10th)
    Frazier (4th)
    Jose Fernandez (17th) — Obvious keeper
    Syndergaard (late round)
    Arrieta (5th)
    Gray (4th)

    I’m thinking Jose, Noah, Schwarber. But then again, I think too much.

    • EA says:
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      @EA: And yes, I’ve got sexy options. I can keep 3 btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, Frazier, Noah

  94. Cohen says:
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    Grey, woud u start Samardzija vs Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  95. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    are those folks who wanted to drop AU RIZZ still alive if they actually did it? this could be like the where’s waldo books, but it would just end with some schlub drowned in a sewage ditch and his foot half chewed off by a dog or something more wild…. so less fun than where’s waldo. The more correct game could be Where’s Walden? in which we delve into the subterfuge emitted by STL cardinals with their injured players. Interviewees in this documentary movie/children’s challenge book/game would be at least (but not limited to) allen craig and his non-existent foot injury that did/didn’t turn a 3 str years of an OPS of over 800 to a guy probably in line right now at mcdonalds (for a job), shelby miller and his still never having gotten shut down for the playoffs two or so years ago according to the team, jon jay and his fake wrist injury (that actually healed BEFORE his 130ish at bats this year) simply to make sure grichuk/piscotty are given playing time over matheny’s wishes (this one i support fully), later episodes to include the drunk driving coverups of larussa/that dead RP guy etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  96. JB Gonzo says:
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    Pineda going on rehab assignment – 45 pitches Sunday plus at least one more rehab start….

    Rank ’em ROS redraft (QS league)

    Pineda, Verlander, Bassitt, Chen, Erasmo, Gausman

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, Gausman

      • JB Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would you drop Shoemaker or Latos for either? Both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, both

          • JB Gonzo says:
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            @Grey: You are the best! Thanks again…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  97. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    14 team keeper league. My lackey and Lindor forma his Dee Gordon. Whay do u think?
    I have strasburg, kluber,greinke,samardzjia and smyly in pitcher role

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon side

  98. Boomer19 says:
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    How many starts will we see out of CMart ros? Thinking about trying to trade for value while I can. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 4, hard for me to say cause the Cards said in June he’d be limited but haven’t said much since

  99. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    guessing we don’t need to have the “bird” in hand as much as that saying goes since he’ll have few at bats, except for AL onlies where we have a weak roster spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, AL-Only and deep keepers/dynasty

  100. Dommattingly says:
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    would you drop K Davis for Chavez, J Ross, or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  101. Nightpandas says:
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    Was offered Lynn, Hammel and Jose Ram for Tulo and Revere….should help with wins, keep 11 league though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  102. your mom says:
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    Which side(h2h): agon/familia/adams or kendrys morales/chapman? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

      • your mom says:
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        @Grey: i need power, should i get teixeira for picks instead? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, that works for me

  103. Johnny says:
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    Still planning for my H2H playoffs – 9/14 – 9/27. If I can trade my C. Davis for his Arenado in an OBP league where they have the following schedules, should I? Arenado is home for 10 out of 13 games BUT he’s only hit 3 HR’s since 7/1 and he’ll face the same 3 LAD pitchers twice (yikes if two are Kershaw and Greinke – which, by the way, if they go every 5th game, it would be!). Meanwhile, C. Davis 13 HR’s since 7/1!!

    C. Davis – [email protected], [email protected], 4vTB, [email protected]
    Arenado – [email protected], 3vSD, 4vPIT, 3vLAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Arenado

  104. Joeg414 says:
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    Martin Perez vs Tampa
    Or
    Joe Kelly vs Seattle ?
    6×6 roto

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Joeg414: i wouldn’t touch kelly, marty perez is at least somewhat improving since that 9 run or whatever it was inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Perez

  105. SteveNZ says:
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    Started Iwakuma on 3 teams. THREE!

    Pity I also had Chase Anderson on two of ’em.

    Best day since I streamed Philip Humber for his perfect game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Humber, damn, that’s a blast from the past

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Indeed.

        Probably need to drop either Avisail, Sano or Grichuk to get Solarte for his trip to Coors. Which one ya think?

        Not sure how I’d fit any of those guys into my team, but that’s my problem, not yours. H2H, 14 teams, OBP and AVG etc and so on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Avisail

  106. Dommattingly says:
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    Would you take Pineda over Gausman? When is Pineda going to return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, when Pineda returns, maybe 14 days

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Dommattingly: i think best case was three more weeks.

  107. Charles says:
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    Redraft h2h with OBP (no avg) and Ks (neg cat): Hicks or Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  108. herschel says:
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    Lester faces Detroit next week….get gose, rajai and all other sagnof in your lineups….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: saw something above about a q/a…did you see straight outta compton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tonight, and Cube will be at the Q&A

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: skip tomorrows post and do a review instead??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, nah, I’ll post my thoughts in tomorrow’s Buy

              • herschel says:
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                @Grey: Straight Outta Cron-ton???

  109. greg says:
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    Hello Grey. How’s it.

    1) So….Wellington Castillo….career best hot streak or breakout?

    I can’t see him doing that much better than Yan over the ROS, but I’m willing to listen.

    2) Piscotty is starting to intrigue. Minors shows he has some pop that is due to come; and some speed, too. Think he takes off? Right now he’s doing great on avg. and runs, but….

    Happy Friday eve.
    -G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Hot streak 2) Yeah, I do

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: WC has been on a holy terror since he got traded to AZ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, nice park and finally has playing time, he’s still only a 17-HR, .250 guy, which is decent, but he’s not this good

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: wait, thats got to be top 5ish for a catcher without looking at numbers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Top 7, yeah

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Id take a late enough flyer on him next year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, totally

  110. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in 2nd place and within striking distance of 1st in a non-keeper 6×6 ops, qs. Is it time to drop Carlos Gomez and ride schmotatoes the rest of the way or hang onto him and hope he picks it up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. down goes steven says:
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    Grey! My man! Who do you like rest of the year Lynn or syndergaard.

    I have Thor and am a little worried of the 6 man rotation coming up. It’s h2h points leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, I’m worried too

  112. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Avasail or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Sideshow27 says:
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    Is D Jennings interesting pickup @ all in a deep 16 man league? Need bags.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d try him

  114. John coakley says:
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    Injury bug central right now with Kendricks, Hanley and Stanton out. I will make the playoffs but getting a first round bye may be in question in our 12 team redraft league. I have strong pitching but now my outfield is Calhoun, Gardner, Peralta, K Davis, Paulsen. Herrera bouncing between OF and SS due to Hanley’s latest hangnail. howie Kendricks is on the wire. Do I grab him and suffer for a few weeks and drop Davis or Paulsen?

    Or do I let him go to a competitor who has an open DL slot? Not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, drop Paulsen for him

  115. Nightmare says:
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    Yo Grey-lord! My trade deadline is in 2 hours. I just traded pujols and archer for Goldy and Lynn. How’d I do!?

    Also do u like Freddie Freeman ROS over Betts, JD, Gomez, Marte???

    H2H points league

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Nightmare: Nice trade!…Nope

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Nightmare: sounds good to me.

  116. MarvPesos

    Got wood? says:
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    Grey, what do you think of A. Wood ROS? I’ve got a couple offers for him but not too much (although someone offered Lackey)
    Thanks bud

  117. MarvPesos

    there can only be one... says:
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    One last question, Corbin or Smyly ROS, I can only have one

  118. SteveNZ says:
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    Rusty old Wade Davis.

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @SteveNZ: old man back.

  119. Millenball says:
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    What a great time to own miller and holland.

    Both seem off right now, which would you drop for Giles?

  120. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    wow, just saw that hanram only has 9 doubles all year in Smokey’s post. As a first time Tulo owner, who drafted him right around where Hanram sometimes goes in drafts (and by player rater OPS he was preseason ranked just next to him), but having never owned Hanram at all, i need to stop whining about Tulo’s season. I was really pretty close to drafting either of them. Also, with as many offspring as baseball players seem to have, does anybody else wonder about whether huston street has kids with names like Wayco Street, Auston Street, Dallass Street, Peris Street, Big Toona Street and such?

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: if he did i bet his parents would be proud that he carried on their tradition.

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