The other day I made the best purchase of my life (okay, of the last week).  I bought a thermometer that has a laser beam on it.  You shoot the laser on the object and it tells you its exact temperature.  It’s meant–Actually, I don’t know what it’s meant for.  I bought it because our oven seems to be about 100 degrees off.  Though, I got it five days ago and I haven’t used it for the oven once, but have measured the temperature of about twelve hundred other things.  The coldest drinking water I’ve had was 49 degrees at this pizzeria around the corner from my house.  Oh, yeah, I’ve been taking this out with me.  I’ll go up to people on the street, shoot their temperature and be like, “You have a fever, you might want to take an aspirin.”  I like to put on my flip flops when they’re between 68 to 71 degrees.  Any colder and it stiffens my toes, any warmer and it raises my body temperature a full .4 degrees.  I know this because I have a thermometer with a frickin laser on it!  So, how does this relate to fantasy baseball?  I was watching Justin Bour slug his 23rd homer yesterday, his 2nd of two homers in the game, and I shot his temperature.  A blistering 109 degrees!  Doode’s fahrenhot!  Doode is straight butter that a professional hibachi chef puts on a sizzling lobster tail!  Doode’s Kurt Russell in Backdraft!  Yes, you should own him.  In fact (Grey’s gonna say more!), you should’ve owned him for the last few months.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Giancarlo StantonMarlins will make a decision soon on whether or not Giancarlo will return this year.  The Marlins are quite snappy in their decision-making process.  If they wait another week, he can get activated for the playoffs that they won’t be a part of.  Their decision making has gotten them in trouble before.  When the sculptor they hired to make their center field centerpiece was contracted, they told him, “We haven’t decided on exactly what we want, but we’re thinking we want a giant Marlin…Unicorn…Aquarium vomit…Rainbow sherbert…With movement.”

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting over .350 in the last week.  OZUNA eat baseballs for breakfast.  OZUNA’s poop comes out with 108 stitches.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4 and his 8th steal.  I streamed him into my lineup yesterday, after telling you in this past Buy to grab him.  Like Steve Winwood once told us, if you see a chance to stream a catcher, you take it.  I’d like to see Steve Winwood and Ron Popeil debate their various catching philosophies.

Shelby Miller – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 3.10.  His 1st half ERA was 2.38; his ERA in the 2nd half is over 4.  Maybe Shelby should go to a Hooters to try to shake The Regression Fairies.

Chris Archer – 3 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  The good news, next year’s drafters will look at his overall ERA and get a lesser impression of Archer than reality.  The bad news, everything else.  Seriously, I can’t imagine one more positive.  He wasn’t hurt, but, after that start, it might’ve made me feel better if he was hurt.  In this game, his WHIP was 4.09.  4.09?!  When your WHIP in a game is a bad ERA, you should be sending Get Well cards to all the fantasy teams that you destroyed.

Carlos Martinez – Done for the year due to a strained right shoulder.  If I were a speculating man, I’d say he heard the Cardinals plan to throw him for another fifty innings over his previous career high and conjured up an injury.

Jaime Garcia – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  That’s not in like 30 IP either.  He’s now thrown 125 2/3 IP.  And has a 2.36 ERA.  And you don’t think people should be allowed to do steroids!  The Stream-o-Nator loves Garcia’s last start of the season, and I’d absolutely stream him there.

Adam Wainwright – Threw a successful simulated game.  Impressive since he had to do it wearing an Oculus Rift.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.69.  His last start is at Atlanta, which is sexy/hump/sexy, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see him only go a few innings as the Cards save him for the playoffs.

Trevor Rosenthal – 0 IP, 4 ER.  That was such an epic chunk blow maybe he gets a little break, but I’m guessing Rosenthal needs to get back out there fairly quickly to build his confidence for the playoffs.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-5 and his 27th homer.  Surprised more hasn’t been made of Carpenter’s season.  His previous career high in homers was 11.  As in what this amp goes to.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  You know what league Cardinals players really seem to come in handy?  NL-Only, because they’re usually more productive than you think they are.  Why is that?  Be damned if Piscotty knows.

Ryan Braun – Shut down for the season and will have surgery to repair his herniated disk.  He hopes to be ready by spring training so he can return to only complaining about his thumb.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homers.  Well, we only have a week left for me to repeatedly repeat about how Davis has 26 homers and he missed 40 games.  Also, he has more homers in the 2nd half than only seven other players, guys like Donaldson, Bautista, CarGonzalez and the other Chris Davis.  You know, the absolute best guys to own this 2nd half.  Oh, and Khris is only owned in 45% of ESPN leagues, so, yeah, I have no idea.

Jon Niese – Shifted to the bullpen.  I have a suggestion if any Mets execs are reading.  It’s inspired by Bernie Brewer sliding down after a Brewer homer.  Every time a Mets hitter homers, they should have Mr. Met slide down Niese’s nose.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  Maybe I’m the only one that’s worried about this scenario, but I keep thinking about how the Mets are going to go deep in the playoffs, run up all of their pitchers innings and ruin all of their pitchers’ arms for next year.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.47.  Member three months ago when I said to sell Keuchel?  We were younger then, and I was apparently just as stupid.  Oopsie!  When I recap everything in October, I’ll go over Keuchel, but I’m obviously surprised by his year. (Unless he gives up 35 runs in a third of a inning next time out.)

Chris Carter – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s the type to get extremely hot in a very quick period of time, so like Sly Stallone, get Carter!

Jarrett Parker – 2-for-3, 1 run and three home runs on Saturday (4, 5, 6).  This guy is a legit mystery.  In a bunch of top 20 Giants prospect lists that I looked at, he didn’t even rank.  Yet, he had 23 HRs, 20 SBs and a .283 average in Triple-A this year.  The year before, he had 15 HRs, 12 SBs across two levels.  Jarrett Parker can’t lose!  Okay, he might lose a little because he strikes out a ton.  In Triple-A, he struck out 32.5% of the time and is over 40% in the majors through 14 games.  I’d grab him for a hot bat that may or may not play this final week, but he’s not a keeper.

Kelby Tomlinson – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, after having a four-hit game on Saturday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Sonny Gray – Likely shut down due to his hip.  Hopefully, the A’s know how to shut him down properly.  They need to spray him with Drakkar and have him read MMA magazines to shut down the Regression Fairies too, otherwise they’ll jump to another host’s body.

Tim Hudson – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER vs. Barry Zito 2 IP, 4 ER.  This is why they cut you two out of Moneyball!

Billy Butler – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 15th homer on Saturday.  All fat jokes aside, Butler has been hitting everything, and not just the AYCE buffet.

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 9 Ks, ERA down to 1.82 for his 21st win.  Maybe you kids aren’t young enough to remember the days of offense, but I have to say, it’s downright goofy that Greinke is going to lose the Cy Young with a 1.65 ERA, but he sure looks like he’s going to lose it.  And well he should.

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  I’ve made plenty of the Mets starters going over their innings limit, so it’s only fair that I mention that Severino has 155 IP this year.  His previous career high was 112.  I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Yankees trade for a big-name starter this offseason and trade Severino away, essentially using and abusing his arm for this one year.

Kris Medlen – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER vs. Josh Tomlin 3 2/3, 5 ER.  *removes hat, holds it to heart*  There were thousands of fantasy baseball teams lost on Saturday to streaming these two schmohawks.  I’m sorry if you were one of them.  In lieu of flowers, please let Cody Anderson be a decent streamer this week.

Chris Young – 5 IP, 0 ER, 0 Hits, 1 Walk, 2 Ks, 3 yards long, 8 giraffes that call him “Daddy,” 12 times a day someone asks him to get something down from a high shelf.

Ender Inciarte – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and a double slam (5, 6) and legs (21).  The Diamondbacks seem to make a habit of producing guys that are better in fantasy than real life.  We should have a glossary term for players that are better in fantasy than real life.  Please suggest in the comments.

David Peralta – 1-for 4 and his 17th homer.  Here’s a guy that I can see falling into a 4th outfielder role next year or busting out and being a star.  Hey, I’m a hedge fund manager like Mr. Wonderful.

Henry Owens – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  His next matchup isn’t good (@Cleveland), but, assuming he makes the start, I like him because, and this is something that you should keep in mind for all guys in the last week, Owens is trying to prove something.  He wants to prove he’s ready for the rotation next year.

Blake Swihart – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Sticking with the Owens theme from above, hitters like Swihart are also good for the same reason.  They want to prove they are the starter next year.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  There’s no reason to be doing anything now, Buxton.  At this point, you’re just drawing unwanted attention for next year’s draft season.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like Ervin’s next start, but what it doesn’t know is the Royals will likely be resting guys and the Twins might be battling for a playoff spot.  Also, if Ervin’s getting hit early, they’ll pull him quickly and limit damage.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting around .300 in the last week with a steal.  It’s not everything, and everything is everything, but since Hicks is hitting and the Twins are battling for the playoffs, you might see him get sent more on steals and be more aggressive overall.  Of course, the Twins should’ve been doing this all year, but there ya go.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 41st homer.  F5!  Haven’t made a lot of this, but you know which ‘pert had Donaldson higher than anyone?  *picks up two falcon talons and points them at me*  This guy!

Justin Smoak – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  13 homers this week and he reaches JayWrong’s bold preseason prediction.  Now, go over to our fantasy football side of things and give Mr. Wrong some love.

Mikie Mahtook – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and 6th homer.  Maybe I had the wrong impression of Mikie, I Mahtook him for a schmohawk.

Huston Street – Out for the year after needing to be helped off the field on Saturday due to his groin.  Fun fact!  John Holmes used to need someone to help him up stairs because of his groin.  The Abbot & Costello of fantasy baseball ‘perts said filling in for Street is, “Who you Gott?”  “That’s what I’m asking you!”  “Get Gott!”  “You Gott to be joking.”  “Maybe he jokes, I don’t know him personally.”  “Okay, who should I get for saves?”  “Gott.”  “Your English is terrible, it’s get!”  “And I Gott him!”  “Gott who?!”  “YES!”  “Okay, who do you ‘Gott?'”  “Trevor Gott.”  “Trevor Gott who?”  “The new Angels closer.”  “Susquehanna Hat Company!”  “Who Gott the save yesterday?”  “No, Mike Morin.”  So, the new Angels closer could be Trevor Gott, Mike Morin or Fernando Salaza.  I’d grab them in that order, but obviously one never knows with The Sciosciapath.

David Freese – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Irony aside, Freese is a hot schmotato.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K.  Hisashi my dashi, slurp SLURP!  He is seriously all over the map with his starts.  10 Ks one game, 9 Ks the next game, then one strikeout?  Zoinks!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 41st homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  “Cougs, I’m going to suggest you use some of my hair gel because we’re in a full-blown Torenado!”  There were actually people in May asking if they should drop Arenado.  Those people are also on their third marriage and delinquent on a car they just leased because they’re just not feeling it anymore.

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.59 and was shut down for the year.  “The Phils don’t care about black people,” said Kanye about the Nola shut down.

Andres Blanco – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Also, in this game, Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-5, 2 RBIs with his 13th homer.  This was first time either guy had more than one hit in a game in three weeks.  They are also the Phils two-hole and five-hole hitters respectively.   Five ladies and gentlemen, your Philadelphia Phillies!

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA down to 3.63.  If only his entire year was like the last month…*wavy lines*  “Hey, it’s June and Strasburg has been pitching well all year.  And, what do you know, my ulcer is all cleared up!”  *wavy lines*  Wow, that is such a 40-year-old’s dream.

Matt den Dekker – 4-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th homer.  Let me guess, that homer was an upper den Dekker!

Ian Desmond – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  He hasn’t done a ton recently, and recently in this case could be said like a historian talking about the 1960s vs. ancient Rome.

Jonathan Papelbon – 1 IP, 2 ER.  The big news out of this game was Papelbon and Bryce Harper fighting in the dugout.  Those two, they mix like vinegar and douche.

 
  1. Wilson says:
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    First! Thanks to your work, Grey.

  2. Nick says:
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    Grey,,, thanks

    baseball season is now over,
    i had a terrific year, revamping my team every time i could…
    learning from you and listening to your great advices! except the last : “i’d start Archer!’

    my batters were just wonderful: 16HR : Bautista +KDavis, Altuve, Encarnacion, and Carpenter!
    my pitchers just destroyed my season final …
    2starts pitchers this week: Archer 10walks alone, Salazar +AWood, 5Losses combined

    now settling and preparing my team for next season, checking underrated players and newcomers
    would you put a buck on Marco Estrada for next year? BJs are powerful to get him wins
    Would you revise Javier Baez’ impression for next season?

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: I like Baez, I don’t like Estrada

  3. Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. Should I start Eduardo Rodriguez @NYY and Hector Santiago vs OAK?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ernie: Neither are without their risks, depends how badly you need them

  4. Bobby Cocksmen says:
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    Your advice last week helped me win my league! Thanks a bunch dude!

  5. Oliver says:
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    Do I drop Bird for Bour? 16 team h2h obp.

    And thanks for all the help, in the finals again thanks to you guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oliver: Go for it, good luck!

  6. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    In the finals gray. Thanks for all you do. Should I drop bird to ride out a potential carter hot streak or to pick up Elias and get the double start?

  7. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    I felt terrible dropping Blackmon, since I’ve had fun with him since someone dropped him after a road trip in April, but the Rockies are facing three lefties and are on the road all week. And Blackmon is frozen garbage in those situations. Can’t be emotional with a week to go!

  8. griff says:
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    What are your thoughts on starting kluber tonight against the Twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @griff: I’d start him

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @griff: The Twinkees are way off the Target when they’re away from home, as they’re hitting an AL worst .232 on the road. Kluber has been much better at home with 2.87/4.15 split, so look for him to bounce back from Wednesday night’s klunker.

  9. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Thanks Grey for all your help this season I’m hanging on 1st place in our 16 team 5×5 roto, but need wins (without damaging my WHIP and ERA) to keep in front. 5 streamed wins this week will prob do it….

    Any of these you definitely would do early this week:

    Dan Haren @ Cincinnati (Josh Smith)
    Roenas Elias vs Houston (McCullers)
    Rick Porcello @ NYY (tbc)
    Charlie Morton vs St Louis (Wacha)
    MIA Adam Conley @ Rays (Moore)
    Nova vs Red Sox (E-Rod)
    Tropeano vs A’s (Bassitt)

    Thanks as always!

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. DutchDaulton10 says:
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    Yo Grey, points league and need all the points I can get-3 way tie for first and total points is the tiebreaker, which is very close..who ya got?! Sale (DET vs. Simon) or Peavy at home (LAD vs. Greinke), (COL vs. Rusin)..sounds crazy but anything goes in the final week.

    And BTW, thanks for your input throughout the season-helped get me to week 26 with something to play for..appreciate it brotha’!

  11. Mike says:
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    Thanks to your solid advices all year I’ve managed to win my league again this year! You’re the best Grey, Thanks so much and keep up the good work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: No problem

  12. Lightblack says:
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    Made it to the championship game in both Yahoo leagues! Almost didn’t because of A.Wood last night though.

    I see you mentioned Nola being shutdown. My pitching was stronger before I dropped Smyly and Stroman earlier in the year cus I needed the DL spots for Souza and Dickerson. Oh Puig too! Both The Davis connection Donaldon Rizzo and Godly carried the weight though.

    How would you rank these derelict for the all the marbles…..
    A.Wood
    N.Snydergaard
    G.Richards
    C.McHugh
    B.Anderson
    A.Cashner
    D.Hutchinson
    A.Nolan
    Have a strong RP Corp (Holds&saves league) with Watson,Allen,Chapman,H.Rondon,Joe Smith, Giles.

    Thank you for the input earlier in the year I’ve been mostly having my head buried in DFS but you helped allot for my yearly. I neglected my RCL though :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lightblack: I’d rank them based on matchups

  13. WisBrave says:
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    Hey Gray, 12 team ROTO with 3 keepers and have to choose between Trout, Harper, Rizzo, and Arenado. I’m leaning toward Arenado over Rizzo mainly due to age and no restrictions on how long I can keep them. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WisBrave: Trout, Harper, Arenado works for me

  14. papasmurf says:
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    Yeah Davis has been my MVP in the 2nd half, replacing Stanton. He khrushin’ it.

  15. Control Towers says:
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    Yo Gray! I’m in finals for my 14 team keeper H2H thanks to you! I Don’t necessarily need a 2 start guy. League is W/L, BB/K , ERA, WHIP, QS – Can you offer choose 2 of the following to stream this week please!

    Haren
    Roark
    Hill @ NYY Thursday
    Tomlin @ Min Thursday
    Duffy @ Cle Thursday
    Anderson for start 1 against the Twins Tuesday
    Quintana KC Weds

    From Winnipeg, Canada – Thanks again for all the insight throughout the year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Control Towers: Would love to know the first two matchups…

      • Control Towers says:
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        @Grey: Sorry! Haren is in Cinci; Roark is in Atlanta – both tomorrow. Thanks again!

  16. Lopes says:
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    last loaded question of the year! H2H championships in a 10 team points league keeper, have a 15 point lead going into last week. Need some help in a few areas.
    1) Pick one 2b:
    Murphy 6games(@phi, Was)
    Kipnis 7 Games (MIN, BOS) (SON Likes Kipnis)

    2) Pick one OF:
    Werth 7 games (Cin, @ ATL @ NYM) (SON likes more)
    Heyward 6 games(@pt, @ATL)

    3) hardest part, Choose 5 Pitchers…I just don’t know if Degrom/ Cole will pitch enough for me to start

    DeGrom (Was)
    Cole (STL)
    Archer (TOR)
    Sale (DET)
    Felix (OAK)
    Happ (STL, CIN)
    Samardzjia (KC DET)
    Hendricks (KC @ MIL)
    Erasmo Ramirez (MIA)
    Ervin Santana (KC)

    • Lopes says:
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      @Lopes: we could also do phil hughes for the pitcher question (@CLE, KC)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lopes: 1) Kipnis 2) Heyward 3) Ervin, Cole, Happ, Sale, Felix

  17. Dirty d says:
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    3 moves left. Do I grab Bour for Pagan or Bird then save 2 moves for pitching or hold my 3 moves? Also, Is it worth upgrading Segura or Arnaud at this point or just roll with?

    • Grey

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      @Dirty d: Bour over Bird, roll with Segura and Travis

  18. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Grey,

    Normally the large discrepancy in dollar amount for the SON would answer my question, but I just want to be extra sure.

    Robbie Ray v. COL ($18,… 5.20 ERA at home. Rockies 30th in road OPS)
    Conley (-$12….13 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 14 Ks in last two v.PHI and @NYM)

    Obviously leaning behind the SON’s suggestion. Same way you’d lean?

  19. neogonzo mourning says:
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    A sneaky good diamondback would be a Snake in the Grass

    • neogonzo mourning says:
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      @neogonzo mourning: lol nevermind i totally misread what you were asking for.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  20. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Maybe I’m just getting sentimental cuz this is the last week of the season, but I really liked the lede today.

    You’ll be happy to know I beat the other best bud in the semis, 12-4. He’s upset but at least we are friends again. Finals!!!! I think I might split the pot though, I like the guy I’m playing and I could use the cash. We’ll see. Either way, it’s good to be here.

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Nice! Good to have you here… You need to be sentimental to like my ledes?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Ha. That came out wrong. Me not so good with words. I meant I hardly ever make mention of your ledes, and i always like your ledes, but perhaps my making mention of it today was the result of my being sentimental. Does that make sense?

        • Grey

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          Yeah, we’re good, let’s bro-hug!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I thought we were already hugging. Wait, who am I hugging right now? Oh, no it’s happening again….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That is me…But why do I feel 3 arms?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I’m so sorry about that. So embarrasing, I’m just excited to be in the finals!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know how you feel, literally!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve never felt closer to you!

                    Effing Khris Davis, though. I told you stop hitting homers! I wanna draft you next year!!%#$#$%

                    • Grey

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                      He can stop after this week, I need like 7 more

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: And they laughed at us when we had his final line at 25+ Homers. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW G? HAHAHAHAHA

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re laughing… BTW, check out below, someone had a fantasy trophy made by Canseco for $500… Now that’s hilarious!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: “It looks like a third grader painted it”. LOL! This is really amazing. How did I not think of this! I wonder if I can get Rafael Palmeiro to do one….

                    • Grey

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                      Palmeiro made some bank, but maybe a 80s player that squandered his money and ended up in jail…Nails!

  21. Lex says:
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    I have Carlos Martinez and tanaka going into the championship week with no more moves allowed smh not to mention Greinke who I doubt makes his 2nd start this week grrrrr…money lost!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lex: Ouch

  22. Brown L says:
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    Last week! Hanging on to third place with a shot at second in my 6×6 OPS league with weekly lineups. Despite CarGonz going HAM since July, Hittertron tells me I should be sitting him for Fowler or Eaton. Thing is, neither of those guys are blazing hot, either. So which two do you start: Gonzalez, Fowler, Eaton, or perhaps Pham?

    Thanks for a great season!

  23. Jensen says:
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    Yo Grey, thanks for the good year and all the hard work. Already looking forward to the 2016 ranks. Picked up 2 H2H champs and a couple respectable roto finishes.

    • Grey

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      Congrats!

  24. Jax says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the write-up, as usual! Facing a guy in a daily H2H 5×5 Yahoo league, with unlimited weekly moves, but moves that have to be made for the next day. He streams just about as much as someone can in that format, and actually has really good pitchers too.

    For Tuesday, I’m looking at R Ray ($18.4, vs COL), Shoemaker ($16.8, vs OAK), Fiers (15.9 @ SEA), M Moore ($10.3, vs MIA), and Stroman ($2.3, @ BAL). I only list Stroman b/c picked him up last week…all other guys are FAs. I have 4 spots for starters, but can only pickup 2 (I can do 3 if I drop Stroman). Would you follow SoN with blind faith (taking Ray, Shoemaker, and Fiers) or go with some “gut” calls (like Stroman and Moore) instead?

    Thanks again for your help all year. Wouldn’t be in 4 ‘ships out of 7 leagues w/o you and your guys’ help every day.

    Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jax: I’d go with SON on all three…No problem

  25. Clint says:
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    Any idea what order you’ll have these guys ranked in at SP for ’16 yet and will it be any different in a keeper league?

    Max, Arrieta, Strasburg, Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea yet, likely that order, maybe flip Max and Jake

  26. PurpleStickyNote says:
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    What a draining final few days in the H2H finals. We’re limited to 4 weekly transactions, so picking the right guys was key. I was even able to bench Arrieta last night.

    After 6 painful years, I finally took home the championship for first time since ’09. H2H can really cause headaches after finishing regular season first almost every year, but the crazy ride makes it fun at the same time.

    I wonder where I’d be without reading these every day, thank you kind Grey. Until next year.

  27. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    Thanks for everything dude. After 11 years of H2H fantasy baseball and only making the playoffs 3 times immediately followed by 3 first round exits, I made the playoffs this year & the Cinderella run has me in the finals! I must say your work has really helped out, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, congrats!

  28. It has been a long season, and thank you for all your help!

    That help has left me in 1st place going into the last week of my 5×5 roto that I have never placed higher then 5th in.

    Got some good pitching matchups, but could use your help one more time this season…

    2 spots for 3 guys:

    Jake Peavy (LAD,COL)
    J.A. Happ (STL)
    Robbie Ray (COL)

    My gut is telling me to sit Happ against STL, but every time I have done that recently I have regretted it.

    My K’s are gonna stay put… no chance of moving. If I have an AMAZING pitching week I could move up a spot in W, but being 4 behind and 3 up in the W standings, not likely to change in this one week.

    WHIP is the category that I have a chance to get or lose points in. ERA could change if some cards go my way (or go against me).

  29. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Player thats better in fantasy than real life…a LARPer? If you’ve seen Role Models, you know what this is. If you havent, google it!

  30. bigwormsherm says:
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    Good stuff all season Grey, one final question going into the final week of the season.

    My 12 team roto will most likely come down to the final day. I’m 20 K’s ahead of the guy in 3rd place.

    Am I crazy for thinking about starting Elias over Arrieta this week? I’m worried the Cubs may potentially skip Arrieta or only work him a few innings to make sure he’s good to go for Tuesday/Wednesday’s playoff game.

    Thoughts?

  31. ScreechOwl says:
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    Science Experiment Part Deux: Science Harder!

    43.2 IP, 5 W, 25 K, 2.27 ERA, 1.28 WHIP

    Started Salazar and Severino and six streamers. Ate up my final five innings before the cap.

    By the way, thanks a lot for the Khris Davis hype. Since I put him in my starting lineup, he’s been so on fire he’d make Richard Pryor blush.

    • ScreechOwl says:
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      @ScreechOwl:

      Oh, and better in fantasy than in real life?

      I feel like that award should be named after Juan Pierre somehow.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @ScreechOwl: Maybe on Pierre, but need a name… Nice on Pryor, ha!

  32. John says:
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    pagan fowler Parker rosario melky e.escobar ozuna inciarte

    FINALS? 5×5 h2h Top 1 or 2 from above??
    Maybe doesnt matter but opponent has rizzo and bryant if that does affect thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Ender, Pagan

  33. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need avg and runs. Which 2 to start?

    Hicks – 4 @ cle, 3 vs mc
    Piscotty – 3 @ pit, 3 @ atl
    Pagan – 4 vs lad, 3 vs col
    Rosario – 4 @ cle, 3 vs kc
    Santana – 3 @ sd, 3 vs chc

    Thanks.

  34. Funny Name says:
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    Thanks to you, your staff and SON I’m in the finals in both my leagues. My friends still won’t change the final week so I have to deal with all the BS that goes on this week to try and bring home the titles. I’ll probably be bugging you all week about Streamers, but thanks again.

    • Funny Name says:
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      @Funny Name: Also I only hung on in one of my league because S. Castro’s HR got reviewed and overturned in the 7th innin last night. Nothing like waiting until 11:00 on sunday night baseball to find out if I won the week and made it to the finals.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Funny Name: That’s amazing, congrats!

  35. Halp

    Mike HC says:
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    What should we expect out of Braun for the next few years? Do guys come back from back surgery and still attempt steals? Can re sign Braun at $22 ($260 5×5) for 1, 2 or 3 years. Almost all of the top hitters are under contract for next year except for a very few (Cortisone Brothers are the best available and not much after that). If I don’t re sign Braun, only other option to keep is McCann (I have Schwarber) at $5.

    Would you take the risk on Braun due to lack of other options and weak draft options next year, or does the back surgery make him too risky at $22.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike HC: I’d re-sign Braun for one more year at $22

      • Halp

        Mike HC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Appreciate your opinion.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey buddy! Hope your weekend was fantastic. I’d be really interested in the difference in temperature between sinking poops and floating poops – the social scientist in me says floaters are heavier.
    Speaking of digestion, are you liking Cron’s disease or Bird more this week? Both play 7 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Cron… You know, I haven’t lasered my poop yet, but will and let you know!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: bird. I don’t like cron vs As but love Texas series

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks J-Foh!

  37. Lemmingness says:
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    Last week of H2H points championship,

    Do you think Arrieta makes his last start on Friday against MIL? Or even if he does, is he worth starting with a pitch limit?

    If I bench him, my other choices are McHugh @ ARI or Elias vs HOU/vs OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lemmingness: I bet he starts and goes 5 IP…I’d go Elias if you need to chase wins, Ks

  38. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Limited moves league, I have 8 moves left, my opponent has 2. The pitching cats are W, L, ER, K, HLD, WHIP and NetSV, so really only 2 cats (W and K) favor loading up on starts, especially if you can use volume RP to take HLD and NetSV.

    My opponent is currently lined up for 8 starts this week (Scherzer x2, Lynn x2, Tanaka, Matz, Wacha and Teheran), with only 4 of them looking strong on SON. He also has 2 closers (Ramos & Casilla) and 3 MR (O’Day, Madson & Grimm).

    I’m lined up for 7 starts (McCullers x2, Arrieta, Carrasco, Cole, Fernandez, Salazar), 5 of which SON likes, though I’d imagine Arrieta doesn’t throw more than a few innings. I have 3 closers (Tolleson, Osuna & Boxberger) and 2 MR (Soria & A. Sanchez, though he hasn’t been getting HLD).

    Should I use 2-3 moves now to load up on RP for the week and try to take those cats? Or save them to stream SP? For HLD, I could grab D. Hudson, A. Reed. J. Wilson, Kela or Salas, and for SV I could grab Gott, Wilhelmsen, Ross (has SP eligibility too), Vizcaino or Axford.

  39. Dr. Evil says:
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    A thermometer with a frickin’ laser on it?!? Where did you get it? Do they sell sharks with frickin’ lasers on them?!?

  40. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Thanks once again for all the pointers during the season. I bowed out last night in spectacular fashion.

    A lineup of Arencibia, Rizzo, Phillips, Correa, Frazier, Cespedes, Harper, Upton, Sano, & Morales conspired to give me 18 runs, 4 HRs, 14 RBI’s, zero steals and a solid .234 after leading the league in the first 3 categories. Not even Bour would have saved me.

    That’s the way the fantasy cookie crumbles!

  41. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Thanks for all the advice this season, just nabbed my second league ‘ship in a 10-team H2H keeper! Made some dumb short-sighted moves (dealt Sano for pitching, Tyson Ross for Chris Carter) but grabbing Khris Davis last month and Neil Walker for the Coors series saved my season. Heading into next year with a solid core of Correa, Harper, Cutch, Arenado, and Arrieta.

  42. ERad says:
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    Another year, another championship – daiquiri’s on me!

    One of the best blogs/websites/life coach support out there. Enjoy the offseason G, and save the date – 9/3/16.

    If you make it back East within the next couple of weeks, there’s Collective Soul tickets with your name and mustache on em!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Congrats ! The date is saved, can I invite a few guests? Will I be giving a speech? Black tie?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Bring the whole Razzball staff, even J-FOH! Barn and food truck wedding – all you need to wear is your mustache.

        As an aside – I’ve learned that just saying, “Whatever you want cougs” and “It’s her day, whatever she wants” is now unacceptable. Apparently I’m supposed to have an opinion?! How can I accomplish that if I don’t have service to ping you in the comments

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is Tyler Florence gonna be there, cause he sucks…. Just let her do everything, you’ll get drunk and it won’t matter anyway

  43. mr. west says:
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    Who do like for this last week ? I need it to take the title! Our league is old school H2H, with no playoffs – overall record deciding the champion. I’m playing a virtually dead, last place team that has been performing well lately.

    1) Start Brantley or K. Davis?

    2) Start Salazar or Stroman? (The guy I’m playing has Rosenthal and Melancon, Niese (who lost his start), Bauer (who was moved to bullpen) and Hamels (who is lined up for two starts). I noticed that he has been racking up saves each week, getting stellar era and whip production and usually a couple of wins with no K’s. I also have Arrieta, Carrasco, A. Miller, K Rod and Wilhelmsen. We start 5 pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Davis 2) Salazar

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. JMAC says:
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    Final week of the playoffs, and I’m in good position, but about to need to counter stream my opponent it seems. It’s a 5×5 H2H Keeper League where you get to Keep 5 total players (I usually only keep 1 pitcher, but having top 50 pitchers can be great draft pick trade bait before the season begins), so I’d rather not drop anyone that has trade value while streaming. With that said, here’s my pitching staff who should I hold onto that could have value:

    Arietta (Keeper)
    Gerrit Cole
    John Lester
    Carlos Carrasco
    Hisashi Iwakuma

    My other pitchers are Happ & Quintana and planning to drop and add those slots for sure.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arietta
      Gerrit Cole
      Carrasco

      • JMAC says:
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        @Grey: So Lester for sure droppable? What do you project his ADP being in the neighborhood of?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe around 75 overall

  45. J-FOH says:
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    You’re the professional writer here and when I saw your glossary suggestion I couldn’t help but think of something good on paper that doesn’t translate to success on the screen. In your world what us that called? Or what are good examples of those kinds of failures?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ishtar?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I dont if that works but it must become a term for something. I think Ender and Peralta are better in real life than you make them out to be. Maybe Ishtar can be applied to players the WAR guys love, Ive heard of people around here who will debate WAR

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          WAR what is it good for?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: absolutely nothing, say it again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              WAR! Good God y’all!

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: next time we hang I have a funny WAR story, the stat, not the band or the song

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Actual story, or dream with you and Cockcroft?

  46. Steve says:
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    You starting Tropeano tomorrow? SON likes him. Lamb was a real disappointment this weekend, I didn’t watch the game, do you know what happened?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Trop if I were desperate…He’s very risky…Lamb wasn’t really good, was a streamer that didn’t work out

  47. Scott says:
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    If the Twins are still fighting, does that make Eduardo Escobar and Eddie Rosario good plays too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  48. dem ribbies says:
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    Hi Grey, won my 10 team high buy in keeper league. woot.

    yer boy Segura’s 1 SB this week was enough with my Blackmon & Altuve to tie the SB category. He had Dee, Marte and others and had locked down the SB cat in like 90% of season matchups. It was a real problem. Tied that cat and finished 4-4-2 and won on tiebreaker (reg season H2H results w/ oppt). Anyways, huge props man. Sending you a donation, get yerself a drink or 10. Thx for being my morning read all season and for all the tips in comments along the way. : )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! And congrats!

  49. JoeG414 says:
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    Only have a a few moves left in a daily roto .
    Looking for a hitter for today , Desmond and Harper are not playing.
    D.Freese vs Doubront
    Jose Ramirez vs Hughes
    B.Holt vs Nova.
    Smoak vs Tillman
    I’m thinking Holt, since he should play everyday and with his multiple positions : 3b, 2b , ss , of. he could help the whole week as a back up with some regulars sitting.
    6×6 roto
    Need Runs , Homers and Avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Ramirez in one league

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        He does seem to play everyday , But The Indians offense has been a little dry lately , well after yesterday at least.

  50. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Grey! Thanks for helping me win my league again ! (3 times in a row) you’re the man! I’ll be reading the off season articles, see you next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, congrats!

  51. Chris says:
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    H2h Points league championships.
    Choose 1
    Peavy (LAD, COL)
    Ervin Santana (KC)
    Ian Kennedy (MIL)

    SON hates Santana, Loves Kennedy and is neutral about peavy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  52. HighHeat says:
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    Hey Grey, I have made it to the finals (with a lot of help from you). I feel good about my hitting but my pitching worries me a little as I have Matz, Thor and deGrom that may have innings reductions this week. I have Verlander going today that Streamo does not like and Smyly is on ww going on Wed that Streamo loves. Would you sit/drop Verlander and PU Smyly ? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be nice to know the matchups

      • HighHeat says:
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        Sorry my bad, Verlander/Coby Lewis……Smyly/ Cosart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, go Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just looked up Smyly, yes, I’d go with him

  53. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Championship final week! In a good place to win it all–really just looking for counting stats. Could use your advice on the following:

    Pick a 2B:
    Harrison (STL, CIN)
    Wong (@PIT, @ATL)
    Murphy (@PHI, WSH)
    Coghlan (@CIN, @MIL)
    Rosario (@CLE, KC)

    Pick 2 of the following:
    Khris Davis (@SD, CHC)–obviously on a tear, but Petco
    Werth (@ATL, @NYM)–Williams sat him this week, but HT likes
    Dickerson (@ARI, @SF)
    Melky (KC, DET)
    Bird (BOS, @BAL)

    Thanks so much for all the help this year. Couldn’t have done it without you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario — Davis, Bird

  54. FrankGrimes says:
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    Arenado should be NL MVP
    It’s amazing how many times you’re right about these preseason calls!

    That Realmuto steal was the
    stuff Streams are made of!

    The term should be a “grimey”
    Been told many a time that
    Im definately better in fantasy than real life!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a genius! Yeah, I needed that Realmuto steal badly, love that…. Haha

  55. zombie says:
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    Better in personal fantasy, but pathetic in real life? How about a Gyrkoff? Thanks again for everything Grey, Rudy & all fellow commenters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem

  56. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Just wanted to thank you Grey for your sage advice. Last night, I was crowned champion for the second year in a row. Thanks for all your work and thanks for a great year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, congrats!

  57. Abe Froman says:
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    One week to go to win it all. Ahead by 2 wins, trailing in ERA by 0.2 and ahead in WHIP by 0.2. Wins are the priority.

    Pick one RP to use as a starter:
    Tomlin vs MIN ($14.8)
    A. Wood vs SD ($6.8)

    And then would you start McCullers with 2 starts (the second of which he may or may not make) @SEA, @ARI over any of the following one starts?

    -McHugh (@ARI)
    -Corbin (v COL)

    LETS DO THIS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomlin… No on McCullers

  58. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Since we’re all humble bragging, I must join!

    I won my H2H league yesterday, am in first in my 10 team roto and second in my 12 team roto.

    Thanks Grey and Rudy!

    Surprise overachievers that really out performed their ADP on my teams:

    Hitters:
    Dee Gordon
    Krush
    Pollock
    Sano

    Pitchers:
    Arrieta
    Carrasco
    Jamie Garcia

    I say “Surprise” but most of these guys were on sleeper lists.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: How are all your leagues shaping up?

        Any big wins in the horizon for the high profile ones?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m in 2nd in Tout and top ten overall in the RCL

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            @Grey: Nice! Do you have a link to Tout?

  59. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    In a Yahoo public league, my team, the #1 seed, lost in the semi-finals last night by a score of 5-5.

    The tiebreaker was h2h matchups vs each other. I went 9-10-1. I lost 2-7-1 in Week 4. Only five of my players from Week 4 were still on my roster in the playoffs and one was a bit player who was added and dropped multiple times by me (Flores).

    Horrible.

    If it is a tie, the higher seed should advance.

    Rotisserie and all the boredom that can come with that, here I come.

    I will be back in the RCL action in 2016 and will look to start a keeper league or join one with some money on the line. Maybe top three in standings get money at the end of the year. That would cut down on some boredom.

    The luck in h2h playoffs. Wow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  60. henncoop says:
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    If you might indulge my picking your brain one last time. I have 3 questions before I set my weekly lineups for the last time. (hittertron)
    1. Team needing RBIs & HRs without my Avg suffering too terribly pick 4 of: Grichuk (-12.9), Bird(15.4), Cron(21.3), Rosario(9.5), Bradly Jr (6.9), Morales (12.6 but a wonky ankle) as well as Parker((-15) or Pham ((-3)on waivers.

    2. Team with a big lead in HRs & RBIs looking to maybe move up in SBs & Runs. Pick the 3 best of: Eaton (10.5), Andrus (15), Hicks (4.6), Gose (7.1), Pagan (-1.6), Rosario (9.5), & Canha (3.2)

    3. Finally needing to start 5 RPs for max Saves with just 7 pitching slots for the week in order to have any chance of winning . I need 2 SPs of Arrieta, Carrasco & Matz. Who would be the 2 choices for K’s & a best shot @ 2 W’s??

    Thanks again for a great season …I owe much of my success to following your advice & reading Razzball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bird, Cron, Morales, Grichuk 2. Eaton, Pagan, Hicks 3. Not Matz No problem!

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Would either Inciarte or Hicks be better or safer then Grichuk in question #1?? Just picked them up “just in case”
        Thanks again!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ender over Grichuk

  61. Long Bawls says:
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    This isn’t the glossary term, but whenever I think of things that are better in fantasy than real life, my mind immediately goes to Jenny McCarthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  62. Nightmare says:
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    GREY-LORD!!!!!!!
    Fantasy baseball champion!!!!!
    I killed the dude by 120 points!
    Thanks for everything this season!

    You see my boy Piscotty’s Bombski yesterday?
    PISCOTTY DOESNT KNOW!!!!

    Go Cards!!!!

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Nightmare:
      Is Grichuk back as an everyday starter again ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  63. ebudz says:
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    Okay Grey the second week of my H2H Points match-up continues and I’m down by 20 going into today so I need to grab the best streamers for tomorrow before my opponent does! Who are the best bets for positive scores tomorrow?

    H2H Points:
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    R. Ray vs. COL (17.8)
    M. Moore vs. MIA (11.5)
    Stroman @BAL (4.2)
    Wisler vs. WAS (-1.4)
    Haren @CIN (-3.5)
    Samardzija vs. KC (-3.7)
    Conley @TB (-9.9)
    Cody Anderson vs. MIN (-11.6)
    Morton vs. STL (-13.2)
    Bassit @LAA (-13.3)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh also I’ll be starting Scherzer today along with McCullers and Elias so should I start Lynn @PIT (-5.3) too or sit/drop him for one of these probable starters?

      Hughes @CLE (-14.2)
      Tillman vs. TOR (-8.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Moore, Stroman

  64. hondo says:
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    Pittsburgh-Last weeks Coors darlings.This weeks weather bums.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  65. Dukeg says:
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    Bour @rays @phillies
    Cron athletics @rangers 3 (lefties)
    Bird Red Sox @orioles

    If you already have cron and only have 3 pickups left for the week is it worth to switch him for one of those guys. Also have pujols.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Dukeg:
      Bour gets two lefties Tue & Wed. But the last four days vs the Phillies is a must start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know what you’re asking

      • Dukeg says:
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        @Grey: which one do I pick up. Is bour a must add or since I have cron facing 3 lefties this week just leave cron in util spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bour

  66. joe says:
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    Gott or Ross JR. for saves over the last few games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  67. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for everything, I’m in for a top 3 finish in all of my leagues! One last question, should I start Keuchel in a weekly lineup league? Do you think he makes a normal start? I know there’s no way to know for sure, but best guess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he does, but I don’t know your options

  68. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto need wins and whip help. who do you like better?

    cody anderson – vs min, vs bos
    j garcia – @ atl
    lester @ cin

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  69. Eng says:
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    Happy monday, grey. Would you sit/start Verlander @TEX.

    BTW, kinda down on Archer moving fwd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and happy Monday!

  70. Erik says:
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    Who would have thought at the start of the year that last minute pick ups of Neftali Feliz and Robbie Ross Jr would play such an integral part in winning my league. Thanks for the suggestions near the end of the season Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  71. ROBHALLA says:
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    Better in Real life not fantasy —

    –a SNUFFY
    – as in snuffaluffagus not snuff film – sickos- oh wait?

    If not a Snuffy call it a fkin SALAZAR!!!! You imposter!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad, let me add it to the list

  72. mr. west says:
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    Last Call . . . Odor or Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for all yer help this year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Mike says:
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    Long time since I rapped at ya, Razzball – but I’m in need of some Championship advice. I have 3 closers (one of whom is Papelbon) and my opponent has 3.

    Should I drop Papelbon for Storen and hope that keeps me competitive in saves, or should I add another bat (Bour would be the pick) and hope for the best in Saves while getting more value out of that roster spot?

    Thanks for all the help, Grey and other members of this forum. I’m playing for my 3rd title in 4 years!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Storen is out for the year

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes, I guess I could grab Feliz – but you would go with the bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d grab Feliz

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Yea, it’s going to be a committee closing games there probably. Blake Treinen would be the add. But with so much fluidity there, I’d just grab the hot bat in Bour and hope he carries you to glory.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Truss, grab Bour if you need a bat

  74. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Yo Grey! This is it – all I have to do it hold on to first for one more week! And all thanks to your careful guidance.
    With Agon battling lower body issues, would you start Cron or Bird over him this week to avoid the risk of Agon sitting?
    Also – who you going with in the OF – Werth or Gardner?

    Thanks much brother! It’s been awesome reading your work every morning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Cron over A-Gon…. Gardner… No problem

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        Thanks! Our league trophy is an original acrylic canvas painting of a baseball field, painted by Jose Canseco (commissioned by our commish) just before he blew his finger off!
        So you can understand why I NEED to win this league! haha

        I’ll send a picture if I win it! It’s hilarious!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, it’s not, c’mon… Are you serious?

          • LittleJoeyCora says:
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            Totally serious! We got in through his ex-GF, paid him 500 bucks. It looks like a 3rd grader painted it, which only adds the the appeal.

            It’s awesome – Jose snuck in a whole bunch of tiny secret messages written into the basepaths… Things like “Bud Selig = Waste of flesh” and other gems

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is amazing! You have upload a photo, I need to see it

  75. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Lost H2H championship for what would’ve been a 3-peat. Lost by 3.84 points. Greinke getting scratched was upsetting. Chacin coming in for long relief, immediately blowing the lead, leaving when the game was still tied and then getting the win because ARI scored in the top of the net inning…….Infuriating.

    The fact that wins are sometimes what people grade pitchers on is ridiculous. Wins and saves are stats that are aided substantially by circumstance. Much more than other stats.

    Vent over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  76. Blake says:
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    Grey,

    For my final week – was wondering if rodon was going to pitch again? trying to decide between him and A Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON says he’s pitching on the 2nd…I’d go with Rodon

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey! loved your articles this year. Razzball is the only site I use except for player notes on rotoworld.

        Cant wait for next year to begin! I am only 21 pts out of first (6948 to 6927). So I have a chance to take home the trophy this year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  77. royce! says:
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    Need to pick one for the last spot in my h2h lineup this week: Severino (@BAL; SON -1.6), Tanaka (BOS; SON 18.1), Garcia (@ATL; SON 7.6), Keuchel (@ARI; SON 17.7). I’d usually just go with SON but there’s a lot of variables regarding whether people will actually start, and even if they do, how many innings/pitches they’ll throw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Garcia

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Goddammit got distracted by work and kids stuff and wasted your quick response. Hopefully it won’t come down to my not replacing Tanaka with Garcia.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There was no clear cut winner from your list, so hopefully it works out

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, my opponent for the finals emailed to wish me luck and wonder why I benched Keuchel. I provided a lengthy and erudite reply on how much we could expect from his last start, so hopefully Keuchel won’t pitch a gem and make me look like a blowhard jackass…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  78. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF,

    1. I finished up my H2H’s last night and I took 1st in both! I wanted to THANK YOU for all the help throughout the season, I couldn’t of done it without you BFF! I think you need to get a virtual trophy room where you can collect all the co-managed championships you win each year. Lamb shizz’ed the bed and single handedly almost lost both leagues, but Jake the Snake came to the rescue yesterday and cleaned up his mess!

    2. OMG, OMG I wanted Harper to punch Pap so bad I feel it through the TV! I want to arrange a clown-o-gram and have him deliver a bottle of Drakkar to Pap with some catchy tune that praises his immense douchery. “Hey Pap, take the nose out of your pocket, ya Clown!”

    3. Ok so let’s talk keepers for next year……….. HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nice! Yeah, I avoided Lamb in my leagues luckily and had Arrieta going… I’ve actually moved above Rudy in Tout Wars due to Arrieta… 2. That was one of the best things I’d seen 3. HA

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Congrats on Tout Wars, wasn’t Rudy running away with a month or so ago?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he stumbled

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Bad for him, Great for you! Does that mean you’re going to win?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think I have like a 2% chance… I think I’m maxed out on points

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Teddy Heater: as much as I hate Pap, I was glad someone put that punk ass Harper in his place

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @J-FOH: I’m not a big fan of Harper’s antics either, but I dislike Pap even more.

  79. Green monstah says:
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    howdy grey, thanks for all of the advice this season!

    this is it, last week of round 2 of the championship round.

    this is a h2h points/ weekly league

    at second base roll with brandon philips or drop for any of these:

    jedd gyorko, steve pearce, howie kendrick, eduardo escobar, martin prado, asdrubral cabrera, neil walker.

    keep OF as is or make changes?

    OF- Bryce harper

    OF- jay bruce

    OF- kyle schwarber

    OF- Jayson worth

    i have khris davis at utilty

    on bench just carlos santana & corey seager

    other available bats: justin bour, danny valencia, mitch moreland, francisco lindor, thomas pham, greg bird,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Pearce…. Davis over Werth, Bour in UTIL, drop Santana

  80. Ty says:
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    Pearce or Pham this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  81. Christopher says:
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    Grey, my fantasy season ended yesterday with a loss in the playoffs, but still wanted to thank you for the great articles and advice all season long.

    I’m now looking towards 2016, and I can keep 4 of these. Which 4 do I keep? (H2h 6×6, r,hr,RBI,SB,avg, ops, and W, sv, k,hld, era, whip)

    Trout
    Arenado
    Abreu
    Cano
    Sano
    Betts
    Dickerson

    Arrieta
    DeGrom

    Trout and Arenado look like locks, who are the other 2? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Arenado, Betts, Arrieta

  82. Ty says:
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    Shit! too late. My fault for asking so close to game time. Thanks for the great advice all year. My morning routine will be lacking without reading your stuff. I was in the bottom half of my 12 teamer all year and fought all the way back into the money. Currently tied for 2nd and hopefully I can pull away with 5 2 start pitchers this week. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  83. DBo says:
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    In a dynasty league with salary caps, was offered Hamels/Tulo/Reddick/Will Smith/Soria for Wainwright/Betances/1st overall 2016 pick/12th overall 2016 pick/$20 million in cap. Which side would you take? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels side

      • DBo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. Og says:
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    Feel confident starting any of these guys in 10 team league or wait for better options during the week
    Colon @philly
    Roark @atl
    Conley @tampa
    Ray vs Colorado
    Haren @cinncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Roark

  85. Bill says:
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    Az hitters better in fantasy than real life….
    Diamondhacks or rattlefakes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  86. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    I won my main h2h league for the second year in a row so I just had to crow for a second…

    Got Rizzo in the 1st, Harper in the 2nd, and Starling Marte in the 3rd based on your ranks. In addition to the great posts I knew about and stashed Correa, Sano, Matz, and Severino thanks to Razzball, and the streamonator got me through the playoff pitching.

    I could send the trophy but I’ll just buy you and Rudy that annual daquiri bro. Cheers Grey! Never change you magnificent bastard!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, congrats!

  87. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Thanks for your advice and analysis this season. I’m in contention in all of my leagues again! I’m curious how you have done in the league you drafted Chapman in and if you would do it again?

    Best saves pickup: Familia
    Best Buys (and with epic timing): Kluber * Bucholz *Cargo
    Best Call: Crush Davis second half
    Best Sells: Adam Jones, King Felix
    Worst Sell: Nelson Cruz
    Most entertaining topic: Carson Smith’s ‘man muscles’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… The league where I drafted Aroldis, I also drafted Strasburg… And I’m in 2nd place with a chance to win…

  88. J-FOH says:
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    Was listening to the radio in my office and Jeff Garlin is a huge fantasy baseball fan. Does cougs have a connect to him? Podcast!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Hmm… I might have a connect to him… He used to be in my writer’s group…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and it sounds like he’s good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s not so good, is everyone else in the RCL league but me

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: are you taking every opp you can to talk smack

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m top ten overall!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: But not top 7

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m above you, homey

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Figures. I screwed up too, I swear it said Max was starting tomorrow and I was gonna load up on streamers but he’s pitching now all by his lonesome and i’m missing a bunch of starts

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw, poor Nick… I’m number #1!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: The fix is in!! Are you really number number sign 1?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I’m number 8, you’re 10…The standings are top left

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My other left

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wait, are you complaining about a guy throwing a perfect game?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you’re only better than Nick because sky gifted you Davis and you were pretty much injury free for your studs. Now I have to settle for just beating Rudy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Your excuses are getting worse

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Im not talking about me losing, this is about you losing Nick and sky getting a raise at work

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sky was getting paid per free agent transaction?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I needed saves.

                      Chris Davis on my team: 51 games, 12 HRs, .219 average (36 HR pace with a bad average

                      Chris Davis on Grey’s team: 102 games, 31 HRs, .276 average (49 HR pace with an above expectation average)

                      I gambled that Davis had a max 20 more HRs and a .240 average pinned to it to get help in a stat that I couldn’t nail down to gain any ground in. Even Grey would say he outperformed expectations in that trade.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I know how you Italians do it, he got an unmarked envelope of cash

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Haha I hadn’t looked since the 4th inning but i’m fairly sure that 3 walks doesn’t make a perfect game. And you call yourself an expert pffft!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… So, you’re complaining about a no hitter, a’ight, that’s fair!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: And I was just complaining about not throwing 7 more guys today when I could’ve gained a point in wins and need the k’s. Man, I never knew the master standing were always up there!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I hear ya, I’m not even close in Games Started…Prolly gonna leave 20 on the table

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Ah that’s rough. This no hitter doesn’t really do shit for me…I wish I knew I could check the standings instead of needing to wait for the often late rcl update. Rhyme points!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice rhyme! Ghostface Nick!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Where my real low index playas at?!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Over at football

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BTW, Nick, I’m up by twenty points on 2nd place in my league…which is Rudy

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      dammit Rudy got a point on me today *punches hole in wall*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Just try to beat Sky

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      that shouldnt be hard even though he started the draft with Goldy and Donaldson, he probably thought we were playing quality starts

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You have one job, beat Rudy, get it together!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      jeebus with you and Rudy, Im doing the best I can, its not like I made all my guys get hurt. Chris Carter will lead me to the not really a win but makes you happy win

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nick was just saying how he lost Stanton and he’s top ten overall… You need to stop with the injuries thing…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      he also drafted Kemp and Cruz. Its not even the same thing. Dont worry Ill beat Rudy….I think

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      and next time you complain about losing Miggy Ill bring this up

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re down by 20 points, you’ve now embarrassed yourself

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Hahaha you’re Kool G’s verse on Symphony, they’re a DJ Polo solo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m Kool G’s Talk Like Sex and they’re Biz Markie’s A Thing Named Kim

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: You’re Rakim’s first 4 albums and they’re the one with Dre he never finished

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m Tupac’s posthumously released albums and they’re Heavy D’s

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: You’re Biggie and they’re Shyne recording an album over the phone from jail

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m Lil Kim’s pastie and they’re Fat Joe’s pastie

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: They’re UTFO getting dissed by Roxanne

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They’re Cotton Eyed Joe remixing some honkey ass crap

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: You’re JLo’s green dress, they’re Gaga’s meat dress

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They’re Bjork’s swan and I’m Danielson’s crane

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: You’re Michael Jackson and they’re Farrah Fawcett dying on the same day

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m Suzanne Somers and they’re the 2nd Chrissie they brought in that got replaced by the third

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: You’re my dad singing Me And Mrs. Jones and they’re anybody else singing Me And Mrs. Jones

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! You win! (Actually, your dad wins.)

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Haha No room for the company of three in first place!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m still impressed you stayed in the top the all year, you have to make everything work to sniff the top ten

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah I drafted really well in that league. Was my last draft so I kinda got the hang of how to draft rcls better by then, couple stud starters and offense offense offense. That was my team I lost Giancarlo in too….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, well played indeed

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: I actually did really well in all my leagues. Smashed Raplh’s to be in top 10 all year, held my own in FCL after a shit draft, battling for 1st in my other rcl which I broke the rcl team record for homers and rbi and killed my home league for a cool 600 bucks. I suppose some thanks to you are due….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe something I said leaked in, cause I had a great year, one of the best years I can remember…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Nice. Well, I mean we are Daddy Longstrokes and they’re Pee Wee Hermans

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Agreed, I feel bad for JFOH, he keeps trying to come up with excuses for losing by 20 points, poor guy

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Aww, injuries, yadda yadda, Sky drafted these guys, blah blah, Rudy’s smart, wah wah, Steve Pearce, hummina hummina

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but I feel bad for him…Maybe I’m just too nice a guy…

  89. Hold Me Closer says:
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    Yesterday I 3-peated. Thank you for your daily fantasy advice. Your articles are an entertaining daily read which contain the performance enhancers of champions. SON chipped in some clutch streams down the stretch. This jack and coke is for you Grey!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Congrats!

  90. Mike says:
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    You gave me some real on-point advice Friday, helped me get through semi finals, so thanks!

    Championship week. Guy I’m playing has Kershaw/Bumgardner 2 start week and a cushy Garcia @Atl game, so trying to play it smart with my pitching.

    I’ve got Arrieta, Carassco, and Quintana later in the week who have all been save and reliable, but tonight I’ve got Happ and Kluber. Do I trust either or both of them, or try to be more conservative? League settings are Wins/Loss/Earned Runs/ Ks/ ERA/ WHIP and you only need 20 innings minimum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be conservative and bench them

  91. Zain says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which catcher would you pick up if you needed HRs and RBIs for a 1o team roto league? I currently have D’Arnaud

    Vogt, Norris, W. Castillo, Cervelli, RealMuto, Weiters, Salty,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters, none are great for power

  92. BreakOut says:
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    A Statsman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I think we can do better though…

  93. Steve says:
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    Should I start Yordano tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need the start, it’s risky

  94. Cookies says:
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    C tda
    1b Edwin
    2b odor
    3b Arenado
    Ss Xander
    Of Khris davis, yelich, Marte
    Util cron, upton
    Bench pham,Adam jones

    I have 4 adds left for the week and want to save at least 3 for starting pitcher streamers, use one of the adds to drop the hurt again Adam jones for bour,Ozuna,Pearce, inciarte or save all four for pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones for Bour

  95. Susa says:
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    Starting Miley @new York Yankees and Heston vs Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston

  96. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey, Could you help me rank these end-of-year 2 start pitchers I’m looking into:

    Tanner Roark (@ATL – Wisler, @NYM – deGrom). Last 30: 5.68ERA, 1.68WHIP, 19IP
    Rick Porcello (@NYY – Pineda, @CLE – Anderson). Last 30: 3.67ERA, 1.30WHIP, 35.1IP
    Matt Moore (vs MIA – Conley, vs TOR – Stroman). Last 30: 3.86ERA, 1.11WHIP, 23.1IP
    Adam Conley (@TB – Moore, @PHI – Buchanon). Last 30: 2.42ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 22.1IP.
    Robbie Ray (vs COL – Bergman, vs HOU – McCullers). Last 30: 2.39 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 26.1IP
    Nick Tropeano (vs OAK – Bassit, @ TEX – Hamels). Last 30: 3.07ERA, 1.57WHIP, 14.2IP

    I’m leaning Conley and Porcello, in that order. Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Ray

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. Got 6 days left of my matchup and have a sizable lead, fingers crossed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  97. Susa says:
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    Top 3 for the week
    Roark @atl
    Ray vs colo
    Smyly vs miami
    Brett Anderson @sf
    Jungman @sd
    Medlen @white sox
    Koehler @philly
    Conley @philly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, Ray, Roark

  98. Darby says:
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    You starting porcello @cleveland or fiers @arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  99. Polesmoker says:
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    Need some advice for this last week
    I gotta pretty decent lineup that went cold last week
    C gattis
    1b Chris Davis
    2b rendon
    Third- Arenado
    Short – correa
    Of Harper
    Of betts
    Of yelich
    Util Ortiz, bird
    Bench polanco, deshields
    On waivers Khris Davis, Bruce,bour,inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Ender, Bour over Yelich, Bird, Ortiz

      • Polesmoker says:
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        @Grey: drop polanco and deshields instead or leave them and drop the other guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Polanco, Yelich and DeShields

          • Smoooty says:
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            @Grey: inciarte was picked up

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then don’t drop Polanco

  100. Smoooty says:
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    If I have porcello going tomorrow would you waste the add and get Roark instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just stick with Porcello

  101. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    which of morton or happ you got going twice? you didn’t list either. SON has morton (going against me) going twice, espn team schedules has happ. After Monday i want to know if i can drop Happ. I know i can’t drop Peavy, which would be my other option. What about Colon, is he even getting a start tuesday, or both tuesday and sunday?

    i asked this same thing to 2 start guy but he hasn’t been around in about 24 hours, if it was definitive i could drop happ tonight to stream.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: depthcharts.com also has happ twice, morton once. and since happ is going first this makes more sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea, my guess is Happ goes twice

  102. Dodgerssyxk says:
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    Start Roark @mets,Hendricks @mil and peavy vs Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  103. John says:
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    Any these better than average start, need two if so if not ill start whoever think works and look elsewhere. Looking at my week these seem to be the best of whats left though.

    Tomlin v MIN, Medlen @CWS [email protected] Verrett @PHI Eickoff v Mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomlin, Medlen

  104. Soupy says:
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    Start shark vs kc, Moore vs Miami ,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Shark, I’d start Moore

      • hondo says:
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        @GreyWith 15MPH + winds out to RF tomorrow,I’m looking at Rios as a rainy day batty call,he’s got a career .853 OPS vs Shark.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it!

    • Dodgerssyxk says:
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      @Soupy: Ray vs Colorado, or Anderson vs Minnesota in a 8 team league where less starters is better he has fiers @seattle tomorrow

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        Grey says:
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        Ray

  105. slew says:
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    That could have been the scariest collision that Ive seen! Thoughts for Piscotty

    • Grey

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      Damn

    • Bb says:
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      @slew: good for the Pham :)

  106. Dj says:
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    Cats are ip,wins,cg,sho,sv, hits, bb, k, era,whip so less pitchers the better

    Monday through Sunday
    He has fiers, price, Richards vs Oakland, carrasco vs min , Teheran vs Stl , shields @lad syndergaard vs Washington

    I have volquez @white sox, gerrit Cole vs St. Louis, strasburg @atlanta,liriano vs cinncy,Felix Hernandez vs Oakland, Salazar vs Boston

    That’s 7 pitchers for him 6 for me
    Should I add any pitchers for the week
    It’s a 8 team league
    Moore vs Miami
    Smyly vs Miami
    Ray vs Colorado
    Matz @philly
    Corbin vs Colorado
    Ian Kennedy vs Milwaukee
    Tomlin vs Minnesota

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, try Smyly

  107. Bdigv says:
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    Fiers only one start this week?
    Looks like only McCullers goes twice. Astros have Thursday off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers is going once

  108. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    piscotty getting his blocked knocked off is really gonna F me in 20 team finals, and NL only finals maybe. I have no more adds in 20 teamer and yahoo didn’t notify me that 80 max moves was the limit till i got to 77. NL only my options are: ruf, bourgeois, shaefer (MIL). i saw this, and it looked more like he hit bourjos’ shin rather than knee bone directly, but still could be concussion or neck injury.

    • Grey

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      Piscotty’s definitely out… Only how long now… I’d go Ruf

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: i love how fans cheer as the guy gets carted off, do they realize the only thing they are cheering in an instance like this is the guy simply isn’t dead and was conscious? that’s not a good thing. when i guy gets up and walks off himself i understand it.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: in 14 teamer, which of ozuna/hicks/altherr/asche larry to replace. K’s and BB’s for hitters as well.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hicks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  109. Baseball Furies says:
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    Many thanks for a season’s worth of great advice!

    SON loves Cashner vs MIL and Matz @ Phi on Wed… both strong options? Have a preference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, Cashner

  110. J-FOH says:
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    Where is carnac? Seager is playing tonight. Stop the madness donny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, that eliminates your Mattingly excuse for your team’s tumble

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: keep it up Albright…keep it up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… It’s RAZZ…ball!

          • J-FOH says:
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            I’ll tell you that when I suge knight you on a balcony

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… I’m gonna be Vanilla Ice for Halloween too, so perfect!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hahaha, I forgot about that, damn we are so in sync

  111. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Hope I’m not too late to the party on this one…
    Player that is better in fantasy than real life = Wonder Bro
    [In the spirit of the Wonder Bra, the Wonder Bro gives the appearance of a player destined for big things; however, ultimately delivers the crushing realization that what looked “real” and “spectacular” on the surface is in reality not what it seemed…]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not bad, I’ll run it by Rudy

  112. nick the dick says:
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    Everyone that was available for me to stream tonight pitched great too. Shit, that would have squared me away with Max’s start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, I had Hendricks to stream, but dropped him for Treinan, I think I’m addicted to vulture saves

  113. Alps88 says:
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    1st things first. Thanks for your help this season
    Your my BB Guru
    So I am nearing my innings limit
    Would you start pineda against Boston tomorrow or
    Zimmerman against Atlanta on Wednesday.
    I need a win and K’s would be nicea as well
    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…Zimmermann

  114. Bryan says:
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    SO I read with great excitement your glowing report on Bour. I have owned him since before Howard went into a funk. You like Bour, but do you like him enough to keep him in deep 16-team leagues? He would be kept as a 15th rounder. Other options I currently rostered I am thinking of keeping are Steve Matz, Randal Grichuk, Steve Toleson, and Logan Forysthe all in the 15th round. Only other option I have that provides decent value for the pick would be Travis D’Arnaud in the 10th. Again enjoy your column, thanks for any insight you can provide.

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