When I was fresh out of college, I worked at a web company (everyone did in the 90s).  There was four of us.  The other three had real job titles; I was the gofer/do-whatever.  It was about a month before I was going back to school for my Master’s.  I had no intention of keeping the job.  Honestly, I doubt they would’ve kept me for that full month if I weren’t leaving.  I failed at everything they assigned me, but they kept giving me new tasks, hoping I’d succeed.  The only task I seemed capable of was heating up pre-cooked sausages from Trader Joe’s.  I made sausages on a grill for three weeks straight, so, when I finally did leave, they gave me a plaque that reads, “Who wants some sausages?”  This brings me to the sudden and incomprehensible rise of Yulieski Guerriel.  The Astros are that company, and YuGu is me.  The Astros seem between a rock of “We really want this guy to succeed” and “We have about a month left and we’re just hoping something works.”  Yulieski hasn’t failed in the minors, he’s looked completely lost.  He hit .118 in Double-A, was promoted to Triple-A and hit .222.  I could see grabbing Guerriel in all leagues to see if he can get lucky, and figure out how to make something other than pre-cooked sausages for lunch, but the Astros are not promoting him because of how well he’s looked.  They’re promoting him because there’s about a month left.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Dallas Keuchel – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  Has been terrible all year, goes into one of the worst parks, against one of the best offenses and looks good.  Ah, baseball, you ulcer-inducing, bastard.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-3 and his 37th homer.  Speaking of ulcers.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .284, and hitting near-.350 in the last week, as he now bats fifth.  He has over hundred at-bats in three different spots in the order, and has hit in every lineup slot except leadoff and cleanup.  I’m guessing Showalter lost the leadoff and cleanup darts.

Carlos Gomez – Signed a deal with the Rangers, will join the team on Thursday and be their everyday left fielder.  “Oh, thank God, I’m out of Houston.  What a terrible–Great, I’m still in Texas.”  That’s my thoughts if I were Carlos Gomez, and if my thoughts took two weeks to form.  Rangers aren’t getting much out of Profar, DeShields (1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer), Mazara, Stubbs (1-for-2 and his 3rd homer), Rua–Jesus, when did they get so many outfielders?  Any hoo!  They’re not getting much from those guys, but just because the Rangers are desperate enough for Gomez, doesn’t mean I would be in most fantasy leagues.

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .279.  Talk about picking up right where you left off.  Okay, I wasn’t talking about that, but I will now.  Logan has six homers in the last ten games, and has one homer in each of his last three games.  Though, he did miss about a week between his last game and yesterday, due to back spasms.  That gives me an idea!  Start a service that text messages spa customers about deals and call the service, SpaSMS and Text Massages.  I have no time, someone else should run with this idea.

Steven Souza – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Souza could be a rising schmotato in the brass section.

Aaron Sanchez – Optioned to the minors.  Not as a “You stink,” designation, but more as a “Your arm will fall off soon” designation.  Jays said they will recall Sanchez as they move to a six-man rotation in September, adding “assuming Sanchez’s shoulder is still rotating after all the innings we’re throwing him.”

Marcus Stroman – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  All the problems I had with Stroman in the 1st half of the year, he’s corrected.  Okay, the one big problem I had was:  he was not good.  In the 1st half, he had 83 Ks in 116 IP.  Bleh.  In the 2nd half, he has 52 Ks in only 45 IP.  Well, hello there.  Even the Stream-o-Nator agrees he has a solid next matchup.  In conclusion, yes, please and thank you.

Melvin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .248.  Hasn’t been a great 2nd half for Melvin, but overall a fine year from him, i.e., Melvino 2016, some sweet notes, not much depth, and sours after being exposed to air for three months.

Cody Allen – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 24th save, after throwing two walks and thirty pitches, looking shakier than Michael J. Fox.  Why Allen and not Miller?  Because Terry Francona really wants to make fetch happen.

Corey Kluber – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  “We never got to talk about your relationship with your father because you spent our entire 55-minute session talking about how you dropped Kluber in April.”

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .310, as he bats cleanup and Carlos Santana (2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .244) hits leadoff.  I’m convinced that the Indians’ offense is doing well in spite of Francona.  There’s nothing you can say to persuade me otherwise.

A.J. Ramos – 1 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL.  He returned from a fractured finger quicker than Rich Hill returned from a rotund blister.  For now, Fernando Rodney will continue to get saves, but that could change at moment’s notice.

Giancarlo Stanton – Says he plans to return this season from his groin strain.  Giancarlo, if I said you didn’t need to rush your groin, would you hold it against me?

Jung Ho Kang – Hit the DL with a shoulder injury.  That’s karma for trying to turn a double into a homer.

Tyler Glasnow – Resuming his rehab assignment.  He’s had a shoulder injury and a setback.  My math says he’s one more setback from needing shoulder surgery or trading sex for a full tank of gas so he can get to a music festival.  My math may be a little off.

Josh Bell – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he was recalled.  On one hand, it’s absurd if he suddenly becomes the Pirates’ 1st baseman, when he could’ve been for the last two months.  On the other hand, it’s absurd if he’s called up and doesn’t play every game.  On a third hand that is really an oven mitt on a ketchup bottle, Clint Hurdle.  I grabbed Bell in one league, hoping he plays.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  Here’s the image that comes to mind for Vogelsong.  A peg boy sits uncomfortably on a Pirate ship and asks what the other Pirates are singing, and he’s told, “It’s the Ballad of the Currently-Good Streamer, it’s called Vogelsong.”

Enrique Burgos – Looks to have moved into the lead for the Diamondbacks’ closer job.  As I speculated here last week, then confirmed by Dan Pants this weekend, then reaffirmed today, then, later in the week, I’ll be once again talking about how I wish I never grabbed Burgos.

Travis Jankowski – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Do you also sing Travis Jankowski instead of Marshall Mathers in every Eminem song?  Hmm, maybe it’s just me.  If you’re wondering about Jankowski, you haven’t been reading what I’ve been saying for the last two weeks.

Patrick Kivlehan – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 1 RBI and a homer on Saturday as he was called up.  There’s a legit chance that Kivlehan is not a player, but just some Scrabble letters fell out of the bag onto the Padres’ lineup card.  Kivlehan was designated for assignment twice this season by two different teams, but the Padres are like that friend of yours that will sleep with anyone.  Maybe Kivlehan is a schmotato, but there’s not a ton here.

Steve Cishek – 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL, but he got Wally Pipp’d by Edwin Diaz, and it looks like Cishek will only act as a setup band…fan…man!  Setup man!  Sorry, I was playing charades.

James Paxton – Expects to return on Thursday.  Also, on Thursday, I have a Genius Bar appointment to find out why my autocorrect changed ‘ridiculous’ to ‘get rid of Cougs.’  What is my iPhone trying to tell me?

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a home run on Saturday.  Now has an eight-game hitting streak.  Watch out, DiMaggio!  Dot dot dot.  No, but is obviously heating up.

Junior Guerra – Will throw a simulated game today.  The kids call that an RPG.

Keon Broxton – 2-for-5 and his 5th and 6th homers, and has three homers in the past three games.  I keep telling you to pick him up for steals, he’s telling you there’s other reasons.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer.  You can’t spell ka-ching without chin and Chris Carter has a chin.  Coincidence?  C’mon.

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.31.  The way the Phils’ coaches are treating Velasquez reminds me of the way another resident of Philly treated someone he was coaching.  That ended with a dead Apollo Creed.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.56.  Elias Sports Bureau said Mike Leake is the name most likely to be used by Bart Simpson when calling Mo’s.  Leake’s next start looks tasty (vs. OAK), and I could see grabbing him.

Brandon Moss – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 23rd homer, hitting .262.  This is from Keith Law last year after Moss was traded to the Cards for Rob Kaminsky, “Seems like a significant overpayment for a player (Moss) who doesn’t materially change (the Cards’) chances of winning the division or making the playoffs and could easily be omitted from the postseason roster in October.  The 2013 version of Moss appears to be a fluke in hindsight.”  I’d quote more, but it’s behind a paywall.  That’s exactly the kind of crack reporting you should paying for.  Currently, Kaminsky has a 6.3 K/9 in Double-A and Moss is leading the Cards in power.  There should be a trigger warning in front of all Keith Law articles that says, “If you stumble on this article in the future, when there’s more time to realize how completely off I was, then I’m sorry I’m infuriating you.”

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, in only 272 at-bats.  Unless you count the first 1,500 at-bats of his career when I was hoping he would break out.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .276.  I have a bet with myself that Piscotty will get to 25 homers.  I plan on welching.

Huston Street – Could opt for season-ending surgery.  Sign’s been up for a month already, “Street’s closed, use alternate route.”  That alternate route, Fernando Salas, has two saves all month (one yesterday).  So, that alternate route is an unpaved road that has guys with squeegees at every red light trying to wash your windows with their spit.

Chad Green – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.66, and two solid back-to-back starts.  I already gave you my Chad Green fantasy.  Full disclosure, I owned Green yesterday to stream him, but I got cold chicken feet and dim sum, and dropped him prior to the start.

Jason Hammel – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.07.  Super psyched about my starters pitching in Coors.   Really, super psyched.  *sticks head in oven, lights candle to read The Bell Jar*

Addison Russell – 2-for-3 and his 16th and 17th homers, hitting .249.  No joke:  Russell in Coors would be better than Trevor Story.

Charlie Blackmon – Out a few days with a bruised toe.  In the clubhouse this weekend, a coach said, “Blackmon?” Charlie looked down at his toe and shook his head, “Black and blue, man.”

Nolan Arenado – 4-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homers, hitting .280.  “Timmy, if you look out the window you’ll see the area in Denver where most Torenadoes happen.”  “Um…Dad?”  We see outside the window a cow twirls off the ground.  “Not now Timmy, Daddy’s high AF.”

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .345.  DJ on the ones and twos!  Mostly on the twos.  As in 2B.

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Still don’t think he’s as good as he can be, which is excellent.  In other words, the Ju-Uri is still out.

Chase Utley – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, third homer this week, and has two hits in six of his last ten games.  For the one Philly fan who was channel surfing and watching the Reds/Dodgers’ game, Utley’s just rubbing it in now.

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Sorry, need to vent.  There’s no qwerty way to say this, DeSclafani is the effin’ hardest name to type. DeSclafani’s got nothing on seesaw for making my left hand do the heavy lifting on the typing.  “I teeter my seesaw on DeSclafani in redrafts” is like the left hand typing version of “Sally sells seashells…”  Any hoo!  I’d lean on Stream-o-Nator for DeSclafani (left hand panting), but I don’t agree with the machine for his next start; I don’t trust him.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4, hitting .253.  In the last week, Eugenio is hitting near-.400, and has raised his average from .238 to .253 in the last ten games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Neil Walker – Away from the Mets on paternity leave.  Neil’s tough on his offspring, saying, “He won’t be a Walker for 14 to 17 months.”

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  I’m not even gonna bother saying I wish there was ten or twelve Ks.  Not even gonna say it.  Besides saying I’m not saying it.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer, hitting .257.  He’s making his namelganger, Chris Davis, look like Ann B. Davis.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .283.  Also, in this game, Todd Frazier went 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th steal.  Frazier gets three hits; Abreu hits a homer; cats and dogs living together in harmony.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 6th steal.  Anderson has an outside chance of having a 10/10 year.  Which is, ya know, whatevs, until you realize it’s only in a half a season.  Do I hear my first 2017 sleeper?

Danny Duffy – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.66.  Honestly, I don’t remember exactly what Arrieta’s stats were for me last year when I picked him up off waivers in June, and I’d guess they were better than Duffy’s are this year, but, in 95 2/3 IP this year, Duffy’s given me:  10 wins/2.35/0.98/98.  Yeah, I got me a Duffy and I need to adjust my pants.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  I’d say yesterday Santana was a tough luck loser, but he’s making $13.5 million this year, so screw him.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .246.  Well, he’s no Brandon Moss, but not bad.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .255.  Snitker hasn’t even been playing Peterson every day, so I’d wait to see more.  By the way, Snitker is not an onomatopoeia for derisive laughter.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Me in the back of a taxi, “I was just about to drop Benintendi if he didn’t show some signs.”  Taxi driver, “This is not Taxicab Confessions.”

Sandy Leon – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .386.  Rather than rubbing pine tar on his bat in the on deck circle, I could’ve sworn I saw him rubbing Ted Williams’ frozen head on his Louisville Slugger.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 6 RBIs and two homers (14, 15).  If you just recently dropped him, it’s fine to laugh to avoid crying.  Upton is just trying out for the role of new superhero, Spitey Man.  He spins regret from his wrists.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the DL.  It’s good to have Maybin back, said no one ever.  I picture the trainer telling Ausmus that Maybin is ready to go, and Ausmus saying, “Who?  Oh, I mean, good, good.  Our centerfielder, right?”

Jordan Zimmermann – Will throw a rehab game on Friday in Toledo, which is different than how your sister addressed her stalker letter which is, “To Leto.”

 
  1. Dave says:
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    I think there should be a term for guys like Upton, Sammy Watkins, and Fred Taylor (back in the day) who only play well long after you (and everyone else) have given up on them.

    • The Hack says:
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      @Dave: Grey won’t know who Watkins or Taylor are

  2. Smokey Joe says:
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    ‘ello Grey. CBS H2H Points. Need to drop two of Bregman, Dahl, Pollock, Trea Turner, Yelich & Zobrist. Suggestions please?

  3. graves says:
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    Hey Grey, 2 questions…

    Carter, Moss, or Bregman for power ROS?

    Two of Keon Broxton, Kepler, Judge, Jankowski, or Inciarte ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @graves: Moss…Broxton, Kepler

      • graves says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  4. Scott says:
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    Is there any hope for Cole to rebound this year? He wasn’t great before his DL stint and he is God awful now. He isn’t missing any bats. He is getting hit like a piñata. I know it is bold to cut him, but he is about as useful as a bucket of piss right now. I can’t start him since I am in a dog fight in whip & era. Do I hold him or cut him. Bundy is available, he was cut after his start against boston. I am bullish on bundy and wouldn’t start him or anybody else not named kershaw against them. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I could see cutting him, he doesn’t look right, but I’d make sure of his matchups before I did

  5. Mike says:
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    Between sandy Leon and Gary Sanchez, who would you slot into your C position?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  6. Alex says:
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    I need to more pitching stats from here on out, so I’m trying to drop my bench bat for pitching… Drop Kepler or Judge for T. Walker, Phelps?

    Or I could drop Descalfani and open a streaming spot…

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Alex:

      Descalfani for Phelps and use that slot for streaming every week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Judge for Phelps

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up! Hope you had a good weekend.

    a. Check it out. How do you say ‘what’s your name? in Somali? McGehee! For real.

    b. Got Leonys Martin in the OF tonight, given that there aren’t too many options.

    Start Leonys Martin (at home vs. Pineda) over either of…

    1. Starkakis @ AZ vs. Godley
    2. Incinerate @AZ vs. Godley

    Both will be in there, though Godley seems to be pitching well of late.
    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 22)

    Tripp: So, uh, you knew the victim?
    Colleague of the victim: Yes. Her name’s Renee Dorsett. She was the receptionist in our office. Is my leg broken?
    Tripp: When was the last time you saw miss Dorsett Uh, alive?
    Colleague of the victim: She was at her desk this morning. Ow! Ow, ow! Okay, time’s up, officer.
    Tripp: I got to get this guy out of here. God You find anything up there?
    Wolfe: I can’t do anything till Tom shows up and gets rid of this body.
    Tripp: Loman’s on his way.
    Horatio: Mr. Wolfe? The safety axe is missing up here, gentlemen. The victim worked on the 19th floor.
    Wolfe: How’s it possible that she got axed and nobody saw it?
    Horatio: They may have covered it with the fire alarm, Mr. Wolfe.
    Tripp: So, let me get this straight. The killer manages to get everybody out of the building, so that there are no witnesses. He chops up the victim, sticks her on top of an elevator.
    Wolfe: I don’t know about you, but it seems like it takes hard work to kill somebody.
    Horatio: Harder than people think (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Really? Haha B. Over Markakis C. Nice

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. So I should insert Inciarte or hold Leonys? Or I should insert Starkakis or hold Leonys? You confused me, lol? I could just give you my password, it would be a whole lot easier, lol.

        b. Would you start the following pitchers tonight in a 12-team ESPN RCL?

        1. Lester @SD (Dur!) facing EJax. ‘Member when EJax was called EJax (2013, right?)?
        2. Bundy at home vs. WAS facing Stras who hasn’t looked good for 3 in a row, but he might murder one with 18Ks just out of sheer anger.

        c. Don’t want to bore you with my sorrow but am starting Lind at 1B tonight vs. Pineda. Other options are scarier. Start any of these over Lind tonight at 1B in a 12-team RCL?

        1. The aforementioned Pearce at home vs. Stras’
        2. The aforementioned Zimmerman @BAL vs. Bundy
        3. Dr. Freese at home versus HOU Fister
        4. Segedin @CIN vs. Bailey. The good news? He’s confirmed in the lineup. The bad news? He’s confirmed in the lineup.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. I’d want Ender, Leonys, in that order B. Both C. I’d go Lind

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Thanks as always for the great advice. To wit….

            a. On Friday, based on your advice I hit 8 HRs (with 16 RBIs and 14 Rs, 1 SB AND 9BBs and 9Ks with a .423 BA, 1.431 Team OPS!! Leading the charge…Broxton, Grichuk, JBJ, Fowler (even Fowler is better in Coors), Beltre (two times), Jerko and RMartin.

            b. On Saturday, not as productive but still good…4HRs. Leading the way…Gordon (two times), Duvall and RMartin.

            c. On Sunday, also not as productive but still good…3 HRs. Leading the way…Brox (two times), and Jerko!

            d. To recap the weekend (Friday to Sunday only!!!)……

            45/150, 29 Rs, 15 HRs, 30 RBIs, 14 BBs, 39 Ks, .300 BA, .354 OBP, .994 OPS

            Frank Voila to all! Just follow Grey’s advice, your a winner every time!

            Thanks a million!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Wow! I want some of that advice! B. Don’t kick a gift horse C. Don’t get greedy D. WOW Damn

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                All of them are basically your call. Grichuk, Duvall (from a buy column months’ ago, still sticking with him), Broxton, Gyorko, Russell Martin, and Gordon. JBJ was my research early in the season and Beltre was an autobot pick because I showed up ONLY one hour late for the draft. Fowler was good earlier on, man have been patiently waiting for him to do something.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, I needed to comment on my post asking myself for an unbiased opinion

  8. Charles says:
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    Rest of season only, h2h, OBP league w/ hitter K’s. Who’s your pick at SS: Arcia, Bregman, or Miller? Is it close?

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Charles: arcia isn’t close to those other two. it’ll probably be miller.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Charles:

      My vote’s on Bregman

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Charles: Miller

    • muskysmell says:
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      Didn’t see you listed OBP and K’s are involved. I think it’s even more of a clear choice it’s Bregs.
      Bregman is already a more polished hitter than Miller. BBs more than K’s in the minors and hits for a better avg. His 1-for-32 start was just him adjusting to the majors.

  9. Huddy says:
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    Thanks Grey! Need 3 of 4 players this week H2H weekly league:
    Eaton (2 PHI 4 SEA)
    HPerez (3 COL 4 PIT)
    Benintendi (4 @ TB 3 KC)
    Judge ( 3 @ SEA 3 BAL)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Huddy: Not Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huddy: Agree with F

  10. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    no joke at all, russell was a top prospect, story, not so much (story did well last year in AAA). can’t wait for b.rodgers, who’s got better power projections than either of those two.

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

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

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

  12. Jogon says:
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    Drop one ROS :

    B.Crawford, C.Maybin, Alex Bregman

    Do you keep Sano, Bregman or Frazier in keeper league ?

    Drop R.Ray or Bundy ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Maybin…Frazier…Bundy

  13. stu says:
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    Hey Grey,

    need help, which 2 do i start this week, points league:

    Dahl, B Miller, Ozuna, Bregman

    since its a weekly set lineup, should i bench freeman for B Miller this week due to his finger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Bregman, Ozuna….Yup

  14. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Looks like Pollock could be back this weekend!

  15. DancinHomer says:
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    One of the owners of Justin Upton did drop him; I assume he’s worth an add; right? If so, who do I drop (would need to drop 2 players since Ramos came off the DL)?

    c: lucroy
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Schoop
    ss: Seager
    3b: Frazie
    ?if: Franco
    of: Marte, Polanco, JBJ
    utl: Villar
    bn: Valencia, Alvarez
    SP: Sale, Degrom, Salazar, Matz, Hammel, Musgrove, R. Ray, Shoemaker
    RP: Ramos, Dyson, J. Gomez, Iglesias
    DL: McCullers

    Cheers!

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey;

        I’d also need to drop a 2nd player; I assume Iglesias is a pretty easy choice for the 2nd, right?

        And to confirm, you’d drop Valencia over Pedro Alvarez, correct?

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Rasiel…I’d drop Alvarez

          • DancinHomer says:
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            @Grey:

            Awesome, thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  16. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    sound like moobs pulled a prank and put some left outside too long BBQ sauce in orangeman’s food, but alas, it was too tasty to pass up eating the rest of it, so not only did he get in a fight over the prank, he vomited all over the place too.

    drop urias or e-rod for stream bat? (urias i added yesterday in deep h2h league just for K’s, then he goes and has a great start),
    upcoming are:
    urias vs CUBS 9.1 (wow, that’s high for against CUBS)
    e-rod vs KC -8

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

  17. JoeG414 says:
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    I was “laughing” all afternoon yesterday about Upton.

  18. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call : 6×6 roto
    AJ Reed @Pit Taillon
    Teoscar Hernandez – Taillon
    Hot R.Healy home – Carrasco
    Y.Alonso – Carrasco
    Hot N.Aoki home – Pineda
    Hot C.Utley @ Cin Bailey
    Thanks

  19. Oranje says:
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    I need to drop two of the following pitchers from my roster/bench…I am leaning toward F. Rodney (since I have Ramos already) and Musgrove. But…from the following list, who should I drop?

    F. Rodney
    J. Musgrove
    B. Snell
    M. Shoemaker
    J. Samardzija

    Thanks

  20. Jake Mohundro says:
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    You dropping Jay Bruce for Gyorko? He’s been riding the bench on my team for a few weeks and suiting up for playoffs

  21. Dave H says:
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    Broxton or Maybin ROS? I need a utility guy for runs and steals…

    • knucks says:
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      @Dave H: With a little over a month left, I’d say its really just a matter of who is hotter. Right now, Broxton has been straight fire. I’d go him.

      Are you playing through the playoff in h2h? Are you playing until 02OCT in roto?

      Either way Broxton for me right now.

  22. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Kershaw’s 60 days are up on the 27th. Doubt he does a rehab assignment. Thinking about locking him in the week.

    Crazy like a fox or just plain crazy?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I’m thinking of doing the same, curious what Grey and the perts think. Start historic on the Fury Road!

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: After Paxton burned me I’m a bit more hesitant than I normally would be. No guts no glory. I’m currently in second in a points league. Three out of first where there is a cash bonus for first and a first round bye for first two. Getting the bye assures my money back at least. It’s $6 / add. I make A LOT of moves.

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Ah. I’m in an easier spot with my Kersh – in that league, he’d be taking the spot of one of my closers, and I’m 11 saves ahead of the next closest guy to me…with only about a month left, I feel like I could bench my 2 closers for at least 2 of those weeks and still be safe on that front…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Locking him in for one start? I guess if your other options are Wade Miley, but unlikely I would

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Played it safe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  23. Steeve says:
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    What do you think on Ryan Schimpf? Power for 2B wow… avg for 260, it’s possible next month, next year or never?

  24. Hacksaw Jonny Gomes says:
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    How many starts can we realistically expect from Aaron Sanchez? If he’s back in September in a 6 man rotation doesn’t that put him closer to 2-3 starts left?

  25. Raoul Duke says:
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    Throw the damn towel, Rocky!

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Raoul Duke: I think Apollo would have liked to have lived to see his son fight.

  26. peacecoast says:
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    hello Gman,

    I am back from Vaca, and in third place in my mixed roto 12team.
    My pitching sucks so bad and it is my only hope of gaining in the last weeks (first in hitting already)

    thinking of dropping the following: VV, matz, Z davies
    maybe pick up: R Lopez, D Phelps, L weaver, J gray, Devenski, C green, Koehler

    almost out of FAAB money too…

    thoughts?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Welcome back! Drop VV/Davies…Phelps, Green

  27. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Good weekend?
    How bout that Carter software update! Zero lag!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I watched all of Stranger Things, was real solid…. No pinwheel on Carter!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I’ll have to give that a shot. Many people are saying I should watch it.

        I’ve got some pitcher dilemnas this week I need some input on. I’m all out of mistakes, gotta play it right.

        1. I think I’m gonna take a shot on Reynaldo for the two start week, @BAL, vs. COL. Crazy?

        2. Shoemaker @TOR is probably a smart sit. Discuss

        3. Roark v. BAL is more advisable than C. Green @ BAL. Ruminate.

        4. I am 75% or higher confidence level that Paxton starts this week. Type 1 for yes or 2 for no.

        Thx, G!

        P.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. @BAL could be utter destruction 2. Yes, sit, awful 3. Roark’s been good all year, don’t see how you sit him 4. 1

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Thx, bud, I can’t say i disagree about @Bal being destruction for Reyno. If I bench him I can start Smyly @HOU or Chad Green vs. BAL. If it was a home start I’d throw Smyly but that start scares me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Green

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Yeah i’m worried about my carbon footprint too

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m even worried about my carbon fingerprint

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’m worried about the carbon buttprint i left on the office copier

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, you win

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Thx bud. We’ll play again tomorrow.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, np

  28. Autocorrect says:
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    5×5 H2H w/OPB, TB instead of AVG, R. Drop Sano or C Santana for B Moss or Dahl? Position irrelevant, just need production. Punting SB

  29. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. Need to drop someone by gametime:

    Matz
    Robbie Ray
    Smyly
    Taillon (SON loves his starts this week)
    Gray (ditto)
    Rich Hill (ditto)
    Kazmir

    Is it finally time to drop Matz before his arm falls off?

    Thanks,
    Guy who just dropped J-Up

  30. Derrick says:
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    Drop Gattis for Gary Sanchez?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Derrick: Yup

  31. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    1. For September H2H playoffs, how is my ranking of the below SPs in a 10 teamer for QS and W?

    Paxton > R. Lopez > Ventura > Guerra > Estrada > Walker > C. Green

    2. If I’m holding 3 bench bats (Bautista, Judge, Bregman) in that same 10 team h2h league – when playoffs rolls around, purge 2 bench bats to bolster my SP/RP/streamers? Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: In case it’s relevant, my current 2B/SS/3Bs are Dee, Segura, Bryant (so I’m not sure Bregman beats out any…though he’s got nice position flex to compliment Bryant’s 3b/OF and Segura’s 2b/ss elig)

  32. Scott says:
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    After getting torched by Hamels and Strasburg in Coors, I finally learned my lesson last night and benched Hammel.

  33. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Also, is Roark a must start at this point? He’s got the O’s at home this week.

    My other options:

    R. Lopez for two- @BAL ,vsCOL
    Bauer @OAK
    or the aforemention Kershaw vsCHC

    Thanks and welcome back.

  34. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- 12 team weekly. 2 Catcher.

    1-Any faith in Reynaldo this week (@Bal, Col)?
    2-With Sanchez getting C, do I drop Vogt or d’Arnaud?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @YC: 1. No…2. Vogt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @YC: Agree with F

  35. Gregarious says:
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    Which 2-start pitcher do you guys like more:
    Cashner vs. KC and vs. SD
    Anibal Sanchez @MIN and vs. LAA

    Thanks razzballers

    • Dr. Stephen Hawking says:
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      @Gregarious: I have used up two white boards trying to calculate the actual existence of a line between the two to no avail. I do believe one exists theoretically and is therefore, likely made up of dark matter. To be safe I would go with the one who gets to face a pitcher so you will have a chance to actually record some outs.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gregarious: Sanchez…both risky

  36. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    please pick one for this week:

    Cueto @ LAD
    Samardzija home v. Atl
    Gio home v. Colo

  37. schoolboy p says:
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    drop naquin, Kepler, or judge for G Sanchez?

  38. nick the dick says:
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    He’s…just Travis Jankowski. He’s just a regular guy, I don’t know why all the fuss about him.

    • knucks says:
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      @nick the dick: Those clawing for every SB need him. He just happened to hit a homer. He’s a single HR guy across 162. I’ve added Peraza for the same reason.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: single digit i meant

    • knucks says:
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      @nick the dick: Hahaa missed the sarcasm, didn’t realize this was coming from you

      • The Hack says:
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        @knucks: his full name is nicholas sarcasm the hip-hop guru dick

        • nick the dick says:
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          @The Hack: Sr. Don’t forget my prefix!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @The Hack: Suffix, whatever, suckdicks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA

      • nick the dick says:
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        @knucks: Get your head in the game Knucks!

  39. John says:
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    trying to get Gary Sanchez. give up odorizzi Or Pomeranz

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: Odorizzi for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with F, don’t love either

  40. peacecoast says:
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    hey what do I do with Mazara? he is kinda yawnstipating. I can keep him in round 20 next year but will that be that much value? we can only keep for one year.

    My OF are kemp. J upton, polanco, duvall, mazara and I have pollock coming back soon

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @peacecoast: I’d keep him

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: drop who for pollock when he comes back then? or just use a bench spot? or wait for J upton to go Ofer again?

  41. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Grey: would you lose any of the following for Valencia? Kepler, Judge, Rajai, Pedro Alvarez, or Herrera?

  42. Eric says:
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    Would u agree the clock is about to strike midnight on Dyson ‘s run as closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Yeah, could happen soon

  43. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H; Hernan Perez or Logan Forsythe for ROS?
    Also Keon Broxton over any of my current OFs: Napoli, Piscotty, Marte, Gordon, Ozuna or Rajai Davis?

    • Tony C says:
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      I also have Brandon Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Perez…Hold on the OFs

  44. Scott says:
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    Now that Sanchez has Catcher, drop Contreras for Rajai or Jankowski? Need everything, but steals the most.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Id go with Jank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  45. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Laughed out loud at the intro blurb haha, probably because I have a lot of buddies working in tech who I know occupy the exact same golfer role. I really hope the “want some sausages?” plaque exists.

    HUGE WEEK–winner of this matchup will essentially decide the last playoff slot in our division. Who would you start in the util slot this week? Standard 5×5

    A Judge (@SEA3, BAL3), M Franco (@CWS2, @NYM3), or Broxton (COL3, PIT4)

    Also, would you drop Musgrove (@PIT) for Robbie Ray (v ATL)? Kind of playing with fire either way

    Appreciate the advice!

  46. Five-On-One says:
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    Josh Bell or Ryon Healy? (5×5 roto)

  47. chris says:
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    I will respectfully ask for you to prevent further mention of Justin Upton. I had held on to him for so long then dropped him last week for Scooter Gennet. Of course when I drop him he starts hitting, so I am trying to rid my life of any possible mention of Upton! At least im leading the RCL i dropped him in :P

    • peacecoast says:
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      @chris: I was so planning on dropping him today… guess I will hold him

      • Chris says:
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        @peacecoast: fantasy baseball is a cruel mistress

  48. Jonathan A says:
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    what type of pitcher could I acquire for Lamb and Cain?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jonathan A: Salazar type? You never know what another owners thoughts are on these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonathan A: For a redraft? League would have to be deep for me to trade for an SP with 5 weeks to go

      • Jonathan A says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry I apologize for not clarifying.

        Its a keeper league 10 teams

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salazar’s not a bad idea

          • Jonathan A says:
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            @Grey:

            Thoughts on King Felix?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wouldn’t touch him

  49. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    OK to drop Sandy Leon now that G. Sanchez has catcher eligibility in ESPN leagues? Or hold until Leon gets cold?

    The drop would be for either a streaming pitcher (possibly C. Rodon vs Phila) or an RP like Herrera (points league saves are muy valuable).

    Thanks in advanced and your write-ups are always great, but they are extra great on Monday mornings!

  50. Playoff bound says:
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    Oh,Diaz,Watson,Ramos. i have to lose one to get Ramos off of the DL.All 4 are on teams playing for something.I’m in a standings situation where I can easily afford to wait Ramos getting role from Rodney.Who gets the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Playoff bound: You’re dropping an actual closer for a guy who might be a closer again some day?

    • knucks says:
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      @Playoff bound: Can you leavve Ramos on the DL until the bullpen situation there becomes more clear? Or do you have other moves and guys you want to add right now? I’d try and do everything I could to give it a few days.

      The sentence about the standing situation confused me. You can wait? To add a guy that might not get saves for a while? Do you have a second catcher or something you can drop instead? I’d stick with the 3 that are getting saves right now if you have to make a decision about Ramos now.

      • Playoff bound says:
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        @knucks:

        C – Grandal
        1B – Rizzo
        2B – Dozier
        3B – Bryant
        SS – Xander
        OF – Yelich/Ozuna/springer
        UTIL – Hamilton/J.Turner
        BN T.Turner/Travis

        SP – Syndergaard/Fernandez
        RP – Oh/Diaz
        P – Watson/Duffy/Tallion/Bundy
        BN – Quintana/Desclafani/Musgrave
        DL – Ramos/Teheran

        6 move a week limit.Have to already drop a SP to get Teheran available. Don’t have a bench bat to drop. either..

        Until play offs start on 9/12 I’m playing for nothing but seeding.Just hesitant on Rodney keeping the job until then.

        • knucks says:
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          @Playoff bound: DeSclafini and Musgrove look like the drops to me then. But I’d prob wait to see what Musgrove does tomorrow, if you can. Doesn’t sound like your lineup locked today, did it?

          The MIA bullpen thing is prob sorted out by the end of the week. Then you can drop either Rodney or Ramos (I think Ramos gets the job back). I thought I read that they just wanted to get Ramos back into game action, but not in a stressful situation just yet. Might be making that up though.

  51. DonnieB says:
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    Do you activate Salazar this week for two road starts or do you just take a home start for Gerrit Cole against Houston? Seems like taking poison or using a gun. Already have Stras,Bundy and Pineda in for two starts along with Thor and Kluber. I can leave Salazar on DL for another week. Fighting to hold onto first place. Thanks for any insight.

      • DonnieB says:
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        I am on my knees…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  52. los locos says:
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    Grey,

    Week 3 of playoffs.. Own Strausburg and Salazar both meh on… Do I chance it?

    So far my series is split.

    I have
    Bundy – Wash, @NYY
    Duffy – @BOS
    Phelps – SD
    Roark – BAL
    Strausburg – @BAL; COL

    Salazar – @OAK; @TEX
    Samarjdia – ATL

    Hitting; from looking at my bench, any player to susitute.? Pedro Alvarez and Moss bench on waivers.

    Perez
    Freeman
    Kinsler
    Seager
    Arenado
    Marte
    JDMART
    Braun
    Trumbo

    Bench
    Belt
    Turner
    Bradley
    Duvall
    Mazara
    Pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: I’d start them, but don’t really know what you’re asking

  53. Dreamin 'bout Theo says:
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    Who are the top 4 keepers of these dudes?

    Xander, Villar, JD, JBJ, Ozuna, Cain, Doz, Jose Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dreamin ’bout Theo: Agree with F, but I’d go Villar over Dozier, likely can’t go wrong either way

  54. branta says:
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    ROS who ya got (QS not wins league): Junior Guerra, Chad Green, or Homer Bailey?

  55. Tio says:
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    Start Homer Bailey today? Am in a league with weekly start limits.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tio: I don’t trust him…hes been decent but has also had good match ups as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: I don’t know what the matchup is

      • Tio says:
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        @Grey:

        Home vs. Dodgers (Kazmir)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds bleh to me, but Bailey does nothing for me

  56. Peteo says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    Sit one: Frazier or J.Upton this week?

    ESPN 5×5 H2H, if I have a weakness that I’m trying to avoid in my lineup, it’s AVG.

    Thanks as always!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Peteo: Neither one will help with AVG…Id sit Upton though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peteo: Agree with F

      • Peteo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, more of a “who’s gonna burn me less on AVG”
        Thanks for talking me off of a bad decision based on yesterday’s HR’s!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. j says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you feel about Bundy vs WAS and Bailey vs LAD tonight?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @j: I dont feel good about either but I’d start Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j: Bailey’s garbage, Bundy is risky

  58. ashtray says:
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    Who do you like ROS:

    Kennedy
    Phelps
    Koehler
    Guerra
    Bundy
    Pineda
    Ventura

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Chad Green too

  59. knucks says:
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    Danny Violencia

    Moobs has missed the past couple games after either being beat up… or drugged by Danny Violencia. Symptoms of nausea and vomiting. No one on the team is talking about it, but would think Susan will dig and find out eventually. Or maybe Oaktown Steve will make an appearance with some underground info.

    Someone alluded to it earlier in the comments

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Oaktown hasn’t checked in on the Scout league we’re in since May

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Could be a good thing for him, didn’t he say he opened a grocery store? Must be going well. Owning your own business takes a lot of time, whether its going extremely well or not though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, he did say something about a grocery store

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Did someone beat me to the Violencia thing or is it just not funny? I think I gave myself too many pats on the back for that one this morning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t help but see Valencia, CA, which tried to officially change its name to Awesometown, you can Google it

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: valencia beat his ass is what it sounds like. Looks like billy butler got bullied by baseball brother for being a beluga.

            • knucks says:
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              @The Hack: So, Danny Violencia beat up Bullied Butler in Oaktown. Interesting.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, hadn’t heard

  60. ashtray says:
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    Chad Green too

  61. Rice says:
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    Looking to pick up Jeffress to handcuff Dyson…

    Drop Rodon or Matz?

  62. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team redraft. Drop Kepler for Keon Broxton?

    Very hard to pull the trigger on this..

    Also, please rank streamers

    Musgrove, Matt Boyd, Jon Gray

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, hold Kepler… I’d look matchups

  63. ryanoger says:
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    Judge or Moss for my util. spot?

    thanks grey

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  64. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Happy Monday hpmeboy

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: *you know what i meant damn it.”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You tpo

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha

  65. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a keep 7 forever league, would a $4 Oh or $4 Giles be keepable? The level of guys they would be competing with for the final spot are people like $5 Schoop, $11 Franco, $8 Khris Davis, $5 Hammel, etc.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: That’s what I figured – this is my first year in a keeper league so just wanted to make sure my thinking was right (ie not keeping closers) before trading both away to make a push in the W and K categories for this year.

        My keepers are Kershaw ($30) + bats…Rizzo ($33), Betts ($28), Story ($11), Moncada ($3), and then two of Ozuna ($4), Schoop ($5), Khris Davis ($8), M. Franco ($11), Tim Anderson ($8), etc.

  66. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, start two of the following?

    bundy – vs was, @ nyy
    gausman – vs was, @ nyy
    salazar – @ oak, @ tex (supposedly)
    duffy – @ bos

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Duffy, no easy answer here

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: tell me about it….thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    AH Grey these last two weeks are the most important weeks every because I’m playing for 1st place here and I’m matched up against the two other tops teams!

    So I need the best 11 starts here! My opponent already picked up Pineda vs SEA because I snoozed on that one so please help pick the best starts this week brotha man!

    8/22
    Price @TB (29.6)
    Taillon vs. HOU (19.3)
    Carrasco @OAK (14.6)

    8/23 (4 start max)
    J. Gray @MIL (21.4)
    Rodon vs. PHI (14.0)
    Salazar @OAK (8.6)
    Cashner vs. KC (7.1)
    Nova vs. HOU (5.3)
    Gausman vs. WAS (3.3)
    Bradley vs. ATL (2.6)
    Skaggs @TOR (1.4)
    Ventura @MIA (1.0)
    Manaea vs. CLE (-2.1)

    8/24
    T. Anderson @MIL (5.6)
    McHugh @PIT (2.5)
    Shoemaker @TOR (3.8)
    Bauer @OAK (-4.0)

    8/25
    Ray vs. ATL (21.0)

    8/26
    L. Weaver vs. OAK (14.3)
    Phelps vs. SD (12.5)

    8/27
    Taillon @MIL (21.1)
    Price vs. KC (14.8)
    Carrasco @TEX (5.8)
    Duffy @BOS (-13.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price @TB (29.6)
      Taillon vs. HOU (19.3)
      Carrasco @OAK (14.6)
      J. Gray @MIL (21.4)
      Rodon vs. PHI (14.0)
      Salazar @OAK (8.6)
      Ray vs. ATL (21.0)
      Phelps vs. SD (12.5)
      Taillon @MIL (21.1)
      Price vs. KC (14.8)
      Carrasco @TEX (5.8)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot man! So seeing how my staff looks like this:

        (4) SP: Carrasco, Price, Salazar, Duffy
        (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
        Bench: (Taillon, Shoemaker, Bauer, Gausman, Ray)

        I guess I’ll be dropping Shoe and Gausman in order to start Rodon and Gray tomorrow and then should I just be just dropping Bauer for Phelps at this point? Are any of Shoe, Gaus, or Bauer worth holding onto? Doesn’t look like I’d be starting any of them this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Bauer for Phelps…No, they’re not worth holding

  68. dem ribbies says:
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    H2H semi-finals. QS, K, Era, Whip, S

    My opponent is running 2 relievers out of the SP spots (Colome and Reyes) making a play for Saves and the ratios. I’ve dropped a lower tier closer and put Bundy in there conceding Saves and focusing on QS and K. Hoping to keep the ratios in play via volume. Have lots of 2 start guys going. Of the starts below, would you avoid any of them in fear of losing the ratios? Daily lock league, thanks!! GL in yours too!

    My arms:
    Stras @BAL, v COL
    Carrasco @OAK, @TEX
    Hammel @LAD
    Lester @SD, @LAD
    Cole vHOU
    Musgrove @PIT
    Salazar @OAK, @TEX
    Bundy WAS, @NYY

    His arms:
    Tanaka @SEA
    Teheran @ARI
    Quintana vSEA
    DeSclafani vs @ARI
    Keuchel vTB
    Kuhl @MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Some are risky, but I’d start them all

  69. Gregjeffries says:
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    Hope your weekend was spectacular!
    1. Who are you starting out of these schmucks:
    Leake vs Oak
    Fiers vs TB
    Nova vs HOU, @ Mil

    2. Grandal or Sanchez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Leake 2. Yasmani

      • Gregjeffries says:
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        Thanks much!
        You like Leake vs Oak better than Duffy @ Bos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  70. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    “Chino is raw, but mentally unbalanced like Big Pun and Snoop Dogg on seesaw”

    I just wanted to type seesaw…….seesaw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seesaw makes your right hand yawn

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Playing Plinko on a seesaw is refreshing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I prefer they comingle

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: True, that sentence felt like a junior high dance for my fingers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s like a Sadie Hawkins Dance and my left hand invited my right

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: That’s just a solid Saturday night, heeeyyyooooo!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Qwerty meet Poiuy

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I think you were just trying to challenge me in a Chino-off. You know saying a Chino line summons me like 3 Bloody Mary’s in the mirror

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @nick the dick: Ha! I wouldn’t challenge you in any hip-hop knowledge categories, especially Chino quotables. I mean….that ain’t just wack, that’s what wack wants to be when it grows up.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Haha I’m so rare, Chino-battling me is like Africa, yeah people talk about it, but they don’t really wanna go there

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Ha those are really about the 2 lines I know. And my new albums Flo-Jo’s heart, watch it blow up.

                      When I first heard 3 to the Dome I distinctly remember thinking Chino’s verse was the best verse I had ever heard and listened to it over and over again.

    • The Hack says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: like watching hee haw on a seesaw with awe of the law…in hats

  71. Wilson. says:
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    Springer, JD, Polanco, Blackmon,
    Pick 2 for keepers next year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, JD

  72. Scott says:
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    Grichuk or Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  73. crushbombs says:
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    start bundy tonight vs WASH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  74. Scott says:
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    I want Cozart to go on DL so Peraza can stay. Is that wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: I’m with you Scott. Is it just the two of us? What’s the opposite of a prayer circle? I’m envisioning some kind of satanist hex, but I think that may be taking fantasy baseball a little too far.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @knucks: Hexagon

        • knucks says:
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          @nick the dick: Yes! But will take more than just me and Scott to work I think…

          And nobody cares about Peraza :(

          Only takes a third though. Looking at you Bryan Price!!

  75. The Black Adder says:
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    Is Todd Frazier officially a bust compared to expectations? He’s probably not droppable, but he’s fringe going into the playoffs…yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a top 60 player on the year

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: Yahoo has him squarely at 741.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yahoo gets their two digit and three digit numbers confused

          • The Black Adder says:
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            @Grey: Hahaha! Yahoo gets lots of things confused!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Indeed

  76. jacks says:
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    Hi! Pick 3 for the week:

    Justin Turner, Jake Lamb, Keon Broxton, Adam Duvall, Pedro Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Alvarez, Duvall

  77. The Hack says:
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    The daughter started at a new school today. Ah going from private to public is a lot different. It was quite the mixed bag. Love seeing the mommys with fake boobs and neck tats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a product of public schools… Crap, is it too late for her to go back to private schools?

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I’m a product of both. Was an alter boy and arrested with a felony (plead down to misdemeanor) so there you go

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You shouldn’t have ripped those tags off the mattresses, that’s federal, man

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: I had a switchblade and an attitude problem

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And you couldn’t sell the story, “I’m auditioning for West Side Story after school.”

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: they didn’t buy the “I thought it was a comb” story. I was a rebel without a pause

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Or Rebel Wilson with a beard

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: I have no beard….anymore. when we do.lunch you’ll see the ten years I lost

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re not prematurely balding anymore either? Headed to NY this week

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Well not everyone can have your hairline. But it’s not bad. Funny that when I shaved most people also complimented my weight loss which at the time I didn’t but I guess the beard adds 30 pounds

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I hope you dressed up as Captain Lou at least once before shaving it

                    • The Hack says:
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                      only when I was alone

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like the new name and avatar, btw

  78. knucks says:
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    I read in the Yahoo bluerb that Cozart should avoid the DL with his Achilles thing or whatever. But did you see what my buddy Peraza did with the bat over the weekend? Am I the only person grabbing him?

    Gotta think he can share some time with Schebbler (over Tyley Holt) and be a super Util once Cozart comes back. Already has 2B/SS/OF Elig in Yahoo too. Gimme some SAGNOF!!! This will likely blow up in my face, since anytime I bring him up, they send him back down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw he hit a homer, he’s owned in my leagues….

  79. Noam says:
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    Grey! A couple who to start question:

    Points league, hitting standard with no penalty for Ks.

    Pitching:
    1 for IP, K
    -1 for ER, BB
    5 for QS
    -5 for L
    10 for W

    Who to start in weekly lineup?
    Pitchers (pick two):
    Hammel v LAD
    Samardzija v ATL
    Musgrove @PIT
    L. Weaver vOAK

    Hitters (pick two):
    Gordon [email protected] [email protected]
    Lamb 4vATL 3 vCIN
    Calhoun [email protected] [email protected]
    Judge [email protected] 3vBal
    Reed [email protected] 3vTB

    Thanks!

  80. The Black Adder says:
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    What are your thoughts on Xander considering his post All-Star suckfest?

    • The Black Adder says:
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      @The Black Adder: I mean, I’d never drop or trade low, but what the hell???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think players slump, even good ones

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: Just frustrating, especially since I like his name so much!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  81. Pipa says:
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    Judge or Al Gordo rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  82. Skeezix says:
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    Great stuff Grey. I’ve got a steaming mess of pitching options for this week. Can you help me pick three out of the following to start this week?

    Gausman (WAS, @NYY)
    Wright (KC)
    E-Rod (KC)
    Shoemaker (@TOR)
    Paxton (@CHW maybe)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Ed-Rod, Gausman

  83. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Leonys vs. Pineda

    or

    Joc @ Bailey

    Which one for the batty call?

    • knucks says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Hmmm tough one, The HT appers to love himself (or herself, not sure, a rather androgynous robot) some Joc today. But Leony has been streaking. I think I go Leonys, despite my better judgement.

      But don’t listen to me. In fact ignore everything I say. Come back Grey!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, I missed it the first time

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          @Grey: No biggie. It just sent me into a fit of existential angst due to my abandonment issues, but no worries.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The void is not meaningless, it’s just dark and cold

  84. booya says:
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    Would you rather have Salazar or Dee Gordon in a 15 team dynasty league?

    Leaning Salazar…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  85. The Black Adder says:
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    Finally, I think I’m gonna cut my recent acquisition, Max Scherzer, after that dick turned in two consecutive sub-par outings. You on board? I mean, what an asshole! Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  86. Scott says:
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    I keep seeing Mitch Haniger’s name. Should I drop Valenica for him?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Naquin also available. Is he still a thing?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not right now

  87. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Listen, Grey, when you pick up a streamer you better be sure. I mean, the only reason I picked up Green was because you did, and you have been running good lately. So, no fooling around!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mea culpa!

  88. Starters says:
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    Grey- given his past few starts are you starting Strasburg at Baltimore? Starting Godley home vs Atlanta? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Strasburg

      • Starters says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, not Godley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Oh-oh. I ‘m starting Godley and benching Strasburg. I should have quit reading the comments.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope you didn’t start Bailey

              • VinWins

                VinWins says:
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                @Grey: What, am I crazy?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  TBD? Kidding!

                  • VinWins

                    VinWins says:
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                    @Grey: Because it’s already been decided.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  89. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Broxton out Benintendi ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s outing him? I’d want Benintendi

  90. Scott says:
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    Start Bundy today vs Wsh and Stressbird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Great. I’m benching Bundy, too.

  91. Abe Froman says:
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    Do you prefer Casilla (@LAD3, ATL3) or Giles (@PIT3, TB3) for closer this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  92. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Weekly league lineup lock decision: Start Kennedy @ BOS (ugh) or gamble on either Kershaw returning or Urias (v Cubs, SON ain’t scared though!) getting another start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the speedy reply!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Tom says:
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    Nice write up Grey! Would you drop Cutch for Bregman in a keeper league where you can keep a player forever and there is not a dollar or round restriction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bregman

  94. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. Just experienced ticker tease of a different variety: I saw the Doyers were up 3-0 in the first with 1 out and knew Yasmani was batting cleanup today. Checked the box and found out he was the one to make the lone out in the inning.

    2. So who do you think did it in “The Night Of”? I’m not ruling out Naz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Same here 2. I think Naz gets convicted, but we’re never sure who did it…

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: John Turturro will not let that happen!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know, that’s where I feel like it’s leading us

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I’m starting to think he did do it. Or at least, yeah, that he gets convicted. He seems to have resigned himself to the idea of not getting out. He sure as hell isn’t helping his own cause.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wasn’t feeling the makeout sess between him and the defense attorney, felt out of character

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Oh, not at all. Totally silly. I can’t believe there’s only one episode left. Hope it doesn’t get crammy.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You watch Stranger Things? That was solid

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Yea, I had told you you would enjoy it. Solid indeed. I started watching The Night Of like immediately after that so Stranger Things was quickly forgotten. My binge watching game is not strong.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, nice…Yeah, Winona looked like she was acting with a capital A, but the sheriff and the kids were great

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: I love Winona, that crazy bitch. So it was nice to see her front an center again, even it was a little over the top. Oh man, the Sheriff was my favorite.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hopper was the best! Don’t understand why ratted on where the kids were hiding though, even if the doofus kept saying he’s Lando…

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              Damn it I’m sucking at watching this.

  95. The Guy says:
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    Drop Valencia or Solarte for Melvin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

  96. pollocks sweet meats says:
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    Joc Pederson, Brandon Moss, Aaron Judge, Yasmany Tomas, or Justin Upton ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  97. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Lamb for Bregman for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: OK but Lamb is in a free fall mode for quite some time now. He is not doing anything

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you want Bregman, go for it

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: Its really not about wanting Bregman, i am actually tend to keep DBacks a bit longer on my teams than they actually deserve so if you really think Lamb is gonna put up better numbers than Bregman the rest of the way, i am all for keeping Lamb, the guy can hit but he is slumping badly.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  98. Nitro says:
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    Hi. 10 team keeper:
    Please rank ROS:
    Kepler, Beltran, Odor

    Sorry to be so colon heavy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Beltran

  99. get johan off my balls says:
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    I have been offered Cano for Bregman straight up in my 10 team keeper league. Bregman is a round 22nd keeper for next year. After, he moves up 7 rounds for the next 2 years. My current second basemen is Baez. Cano is a 2nd rounder but would most likely be a rental. .

    for instance my other keepers are bryant in the 8 round (last year) Rizzo in the 10(also last year) and Correa in the 14th (2nd year, the year after would be 7th round)

    Right now Bregman would be my last keeper. I do also have Moncada as a backup.

    Should i pull this trigger and keep Moncada?

    I also do have Villar as a 22nd round option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, keep Moncada

  100. NRC for life says:
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    Who are the top 3 keeper SPs from these dudes?
    Bum, DeGrom, Salazar, Arrieta, Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum, DeGrom, Arrieta

      • NRC for life says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! That’s what I was thinking too… Would you rank them in that order?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  101. Five-On-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league: Odor and Ottavino for Machado and Grienke. Who wins? Does Grienke have any value for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side, not close

  102. Great Bambino says:
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    which is the better team? 14 team H2H redraft.

    Gattis, Rizzo, Segura, K Seager, Lindor, K Davis, Springer, Trout, Moss, Kepler…. Archer, Duffy, Happ, Robbie Ray, Matt Moore, Kuhl, Jon Gray, Cobb…. Casilla, Oh, Giles

    Lucroy, Napoli, Addison Russell, Donaldson, C Seager, Blackmon, Yelich, Hamilton, Ortiz, Baez, Gurriel….Syndergaard, Odorizzi, Bundy, Smyly, Shoemaker, Rodon, Guerra, Wheeler…. Familia, Britton, T Watson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy’s

  103. Five-On-One says:
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    Grienke or Taillon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  104. Alex says:
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    Whoops.. guess I should have listened and sat Bailey. I just had to do it.

    Do you like Napoli or Belt? I’m in a shallow league and looking to drop a bench bat.

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: Also, drop Villar or Bregman? Yes, the league is that shallow.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  105. Slimcompoop says:
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    Dusted off the ol’ TI-82 (never knew why they let us use these in college, with the “notes” function you could write down all your business calculus formulas) this morning to extrapolate and compare the stats of Trea Turner to Dustin Pedroia in their age 23 season (i.e., AB, R, HR, RBI, BB, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG). Here’s what I came up with:

    Pedroia 520 86 8 50 47 7 .317 .380 .442
    Turner 519 100 14 72 18 46 .310 .333 .531

    That being said, and not knowing your general thoughts on sophomores, where would you place Turner in your rankings in 2017? Is he a top-40 hitter overall?

    Happy Monday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He feels like a 100-120 ranking guy

  106. dem ribbies says:
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    Damnit. StressTurd on the DL w/ elbow soreness.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @dem ribbies: Nice!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @dem ribbies: James Andrews

  107. ERad says:
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    You caught up with the Night Of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was a great episode last night… I love that prosecutor… And the Cougar hunter stepfather reminds me of myself

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: I knew he was familiar somehow!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: was the whole eczema lead up just so the coug could rub turturro’s foot without being grossed out??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh…Good point!

  108. mvplatter says:
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    Would you drop Dahl or Pence for Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Scott says:
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      @mvplatter: I could see dropping Pence if you needed SS or 3B and had enough OF.

  109. Five-On-One says:
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    Odor or Frazier ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  110. Scott says:
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    Strasburg headed to the disgraceful list. Do I replace with Tanaka or Samardzija?

    Or do I stash Reyes instead and enjoy the relief appearances meanswhile?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  111. Scott says:
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    JoPer loading up the Runs! Now steal a base, you slacker!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  112. Scott says:
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    Homer Bailey living up to his name today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  113. ThE sHiT says:
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    Dump Willson for Zunino? Held Willson for the majority of the year, feels like its time to scratch the scab. 3 moves left for the week.

    Peraza is looking good atop that Reds lineup. He makes trading away Hernan yesterday feel even better.

    Great shizz as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold Willson

  114. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With regard to finding Quality Starts in tomorrow’s games:
    Would you start Rodon at home vs Philly?
    What about Robbie Ray at home vs. Atlanta?
    Lastly how about Aníbal Sanchez at Minn?

    Thanks very much!

    • knucks says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: I’d be fine rolling the first two… especially given their matchups, but I don’t trust Sanchez at all yet.

      If your asking to pick one, its a close call for me. I’d prob go Ray based off of my mentality all year to stream against the Barves for a QS.

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @knucks: Thanks for the input, Knucks. I was leaning that way. And you’re right, the Braves have been good to all our streamers this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Rodon and Ray

  115. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    Looking for some pre playoff team advice, 10-tm (deep rosters) H2H cat keeper (keep 12) balance stats, limited moves (have 13 left of 25)

    Waiver bats: B Moss, A Gordon, L. Forsythe, E. Suarez, J. Gyorko, E. Gattis, M. Prado

    Anyone worth swapping out from below?

    My team:
    C – Realmuto
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Torenado
    SS – Villar
    CI – K Seager
    MI – Bregman
    LF – Braun
    CF – McCutch
    RF – Trumbo
    Util – HanRam
    BN – Schoop
    BN – Blackmon (DTD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not right now

      • MarvPesos

        John says:
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        @Grey: I did want to mention that J Upton is also available. Ok so I wait, but out of the waiver guys(and Upton), who would be my targets (keep an eye on kinda thing)

  116. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a league where i need avg, runs and sbs, who do you roll with this week?

    rajai – 3 @ oak, 4 @ tex
    jankowski – 3 vs chc, 3 @ mia
    polanco – 3 vs hou, 4 @ mil

    thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @herschel: Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  117. knucks says:
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    WhoooaAatt?

    I’m looking at the Bucs lineup today. Its only 3PM EST! C*nt Hurdle really knows how to keep me guessing.

    Bell is in there batting 6th. Either a great sign or it means absolutely nothing. Only time will tell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m guessing nothing

  118. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Can you put a price on Brad Miller in an AL only league for next year?

    $20?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $17

  119. Boomer19 says:
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    Seager or Villar as a keeper for next year?

    • knucks says:
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      @Boomer19: Corey right? I’d say Seager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corey Seager

      • boomer19 says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. daze says:
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    i need saves
    is it worth dropping Madson for
    Herrera or speculative pick up on Jeffress
    If davis comes back at end of month then I guess Herrera is out
    Its all a crap shoot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • daze says:
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      @daze:
      If Dyson is out in Texas then would it be Jeffress or someone else

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jeffress

  121. Wolters or Zunino at Cather going forward,

    Shoop vs Odor

    I will stick with the funk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino…Odor

  122. Scott says:
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    Drop Dansby Swanson for Tim Anderson?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Keeper no…Redraft yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  123. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in a keep-7 forever league, with $3 annual inflation, would you trade your Kershaw ($30 next year) for Corey Seager ($6 next year)? Thanks!

  124. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Grey, what’d you get your Masters in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MFA, most useless Master’s ever

      • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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        @Grey: Are you glad you did it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am, but MFA isn’t like a business Master’s, doesn’t get you a better paycheck/job…MFA simply helps with connections, and getting feet wet

          • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I’m looking at programs for next fall. It’s reassuring to hear appreciation in spite of uselessness.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  125. DonnieB says:
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    Grichuk,A Gordon,Gyorko or Broxton going forward? Thanks for being a place to go when one has questions like these and actually get a response. You are the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  126. Count de Monetball says:
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    DeSclafani or Bundy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly DeScla, not who I’d want

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Thanks G, basically that question was a litmus test. I am trying to tell myself to drop Bundy for streamers since I am always to chicken to start him, thinking (gulp) about giving Rodon another shot (at the risk of being tied to the WHIPping post), next three are: Home vs. PHI, Home vs. Sea; @ Min, that is a solid move right, right, Grey, oh man what have I done…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream

  127. The Hack says:
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    I see rudy streamed Bailey today…I think he pissed off the bots. On the flips idea he has gonzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why you looking at Rudy’s team? He’s not in the race… Look at my team, be scared of my team!

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I peep at everyone and Im in a runs battle with him. I look at the cats I can catch and then attack. So far today my two batty calls have given me 7 for 11 and 7 runs….and I need runs…BAD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just looked at McLeod’s team, he has Ryan Howard at 1B and there’s no Phillie game… Oy

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: I was tied with him for like 2 hours yesterday. Then Bryant, Rizzo and Contreras went to the mile high city and left me in tears

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m saying he shouldn’t be leading if he’s sitting on Howard

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: he had an amazing draft. I was in 10th around the first week of June. If I beat him it will just be shameful for him. I hate the thought of an outsider winning. HATE!!!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d have to put you at the best odds of winning, I give myself 2nd best odds, because me

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Magoo is the Million Dollar Man, I know he has Virgil hiding behind the curtain ready to take us out. Damn I fear that man, he’s so good

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

    • had bailey past couple starts. was looking good. should’ve paid attention to SON which had it at -$1 (though it ended up waaaay worse)

  128. Teddy Heater says:
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    1. I ratted you out in my DK post today, talked about you going through Stanton’s donation bags, but I nailed something……….”I really liked the Dodgers matchups, but unfortunately they had a 9:35 am start time and DK doesn’t even have that game available. A-Gon will probably hit 2 HRs and Kazmir will probably have 15 baserunners and 1 K because I need him to deal in our Scout league.”

    That’s me quoting me! and he hit 3, effin eff.

    2. Owning J-Up is like having Bruce 2 years ago, just trying to squeeze out those 10 red hot days to make me feel better about holding him all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha, damn 2. As Tim Gunn says, Upton owners have been in the monkey cage too long

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I’ve been in the Monkey house too long, I had him and Broxton on the bench yesterday. Could of used those RBI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not only do you own him, but you had him on the bench? Ouch!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Could of?? That’s it, i’m convinced Teddy IS JFoh. Teddy Hater?

          • The Hack says:
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            @nick the dick: you all worry about the English language when you should be learning how to play fantasy. I gave you the keys to a Cadillac and you made it into a buick

            • nick the dick says:
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              @The Hack: Give it a rest you baby faced wack job

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HA!

              • The Hack says:
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                @nick the dick: be mad you that someone is thoughtful enough to tell you that you suck

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @The Hack: So you leave me a team with Adam Lind as my 1b, Jose Reyes as my SS, a shit pitching staff, no prospects to speak of, more than a few scrubs, I lose Pollock the whole year so my OF was shit, and still i’m in 2nd place, yet the guy who quits most of his leagues needs to tell me I suck?? Riiight….here’s a question. What’s your reasoning behing sitting all of your good players since the all star break? I get you’re out of it, but every other team fields their active guys the best they can where you sit 7 of your best players for months. You could HAVE been affecting standings so what gives?

                  • The Hack says:
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                    Loophole in the rules. Getting a better pick. I told you not to trade hamels. You had enough offense. I brokered a trumbo for burns deal for you because you couldn’t get off your ass and think. You had bellinger and yet didnt move him nor trade away the glut of saves you had even though everyone else paid premium prices to even sniff saves. Nor did you trade pollock to get win now pieces. I know the deep league throws you off because you must do deep evaluations. You should stick with your 8 team home league.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @The Hack: I shouldn’t have traded Hamels, touche’ on beating that dead horse. Sure, i’ll give you that I should have pushed harder for a trade for a starter before the deadline. Great. So what? You brokered a trade ha piss off. Someone offered me a trade that I accepted, nobody gives a shit what you said to anyone. You love taking credit for nothing. I am in 2nd place you realize? Plus you know this is my first year doing a dynasty league, no slack for me? Just you bitching and moaning? It’s getting old that everything I ever hear from you now is about me not doing well enough with your team THAT YOU GAVE UP WHEN YOU QUIT! Really, if all this whining shit is all you have now then take that shit to St. Elsewhere. Oh, and loophole in the rules? What a asshat you can be.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      truth speak isnt whining, it’s reality. I still hold out hope that one day you will impress me in a league with your fantasy game, one day. Mentok having ten players go on the DL and cheese quitting was fortunate that your deer in headlights approach paid off and you are back in the conversation. Just like the RCL, if you dont get the format you usually wont win. But please be mad, get madder and maybe one day you’ll not disappoint

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @The Hack: straight for the heart, shitting on my fantasy game noooo! I’ll impress you one day, Foh…if you can stick around long enough without quitting when your vagina gets too salty.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      call my girl, there you go

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      *me a

                      damn auto correct

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            TFoH?

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Grey: BTW the Sausage story was good shizz. Now I know why these kids feel like they should get something for nothing. Let’s celebrate mediocrity, lower case exclamation.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, I was the original millennial kid, getting a plaque for a terrible job done

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @Grey: At least your funny, most of these kids are too cool to be funny, little emo’s. Who wears a wool beenie in 100 degree weather?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    The Hasidics?

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: You’re not your, wow I’m multi-tasking and losing it. Nah, the emo kids, walking around with shorts and a wool beenie on in the middle of summer. Unless they have an icepack hiding under there, that shizz has to be en fuego. Probably smells great too.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Did your lady ever watch Great British Baking Show?

                • The Hack says:
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                  @Grey: that’s funny ralph argues the everyone wins a trophy generation is just as tough. They aren’t soft

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Only thing I know about the trophy kids I saw on Real Sports

                    • The Hack says:
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                      @Grey: trophies never die! Wait this isn’t goonies

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You should watch Stranger Things, reminiscent of Goonies

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: dude I told you I watched that over three weeks ago when I power watched it in a day. Love that shizz. You watch the Get Down yet? I’m on the fence

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, nice… No, I haven’t watched Get Down yet, but that will likely be a show I watch with Cougs, so that means we watch one episode every few days, and we don’t power through

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: powering through Stranger was rad. Cant wait for season 2

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Agreed, was really impressed how much it felt like 80s, but not awful like 80s stuff actually is

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Grey: Matz to the DL

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Only about six weeks late

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @Grey: We watched it, great stuff. Tough watching it before bed because I smoke and then I snack myself into a diabetes coma because of all the good shizz their making.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, nice! We gotta get together again on a double with Jimbo

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: For sure! Kelly was in Houston this weekend, so I went over to Jimbos to watch the fight. I cooked Fillets & Lobster for him, Donna and me.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Fight? I didn’t even know there was a fight

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: He was trying to get you and I in line for another game, but they were in the 12th row and he doesn’t like going unless we can go into the Don Julio bar.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I don’t do 12th row after that last game

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: HA! That’s how we all feel now!

  129. ashtray says:
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    18 runs for the Dodgers so far?!?! I can’t wait to see how Justin Turner did…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy sit!

    • John says:
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      @ashtray:

      He sat

  130. DickeyT says:
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    Grey,

    You read the fangraphs article on Duffy from last week on selling? Interesting read. He has been stranding alot lately. How do you feel going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade deadlines haven’t past? I’d be selling too if I could, but since I can’t, I’m holding and praying

      • DickeyT says:
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        @Grey: Was yesterday. Picked up hamels casilla pacman and edwin diaz. Can always drop if starts fading

  131. John says:
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    Done with bots.

    I Had Peraza as my batty call but Alvarez ranked so much higher for today. So trusted bot. Pedro needs to have a memorable night…hiding all sharp objects now and poured out the flammables

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  132. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m toying with making a batty call on Jake Lamb tonight as he’s got good numbers against Foltynewicz and the split favors him. (I’m going up against a guy who has A-Gone on his squad and some HR’s would be nice.)

    Only thing is, Jake’s been ice cold for a while. Should I follow my gut? Or do you usually wait until guys get a bit hot before you pick them up for a one-nighter?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own Lamb and would start him tonight

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Awesome news! Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  133. Db says:
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    Need to drop someone to activate tajuan
    Grichuk, Kepler, judge, hard to pick one of these guys drop the wrong one and it could backfire

    Raisel Iglesias or hellickson is other option the three hitters are bench bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  134. Db says:
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    Bour or Stanton for dl spot?

    • Db says:
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      @Db: 1b is belt, strong in outfield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whoever is due back first

  135. Wesley says:
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    Give up Hosmer for Duffy? I need SP and already have Goldy and Votto…

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Wesley:

      That’s a no-brainer in a redraft league

      • Wesley says:
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        @muskysmell: Absolutely. It’s a 10-team Dynasty league.

        • muskysmell says:
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          @Wesley:

          Is it auction? What are their values?

          I still think I’d do it either way. Duffy looks like a ace and has sustainable peripherals so I wouldn’t really worry him regressing much next year and beyond (unless he loses his reliever velo) and you’re loaded at 1B. Hos wouldn’t start over either of your two studs.

          • Wesley says:
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            @muskysmell: Sometimes you just need some 3rd party validation. Thanks, Musky.

            • muskysmell says:
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              internet high-five! gluck!

        • muskysmell says:
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          @Wesley:

          You should be able to get a “safer” NL option with Hos too if you wanted.

          But I like Duffy’s upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. muskysmell says:
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    David Dahl is starting to display that speed he’s been purported to have.

    Love this Coors Kid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love Coors!

  137. Chad says:
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    Alex Gordon’s recent success anything more than schmotatoing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  138. ferris says:
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    Tight max ip league

    Samardjia
    Shoemaker
    Snell
    R Ray

    Pick one for ROS please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  139. Jack florida says:
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    Deep keep forever dynasty——looking at long term
    Drop any of these
    Bundy, Boyd, Chad green, musgrove,
    For any of these
    Ray, Bauer, phelps, de Leon ,
    Thanks for the help—you’re the man on fantasy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd for Bauer

  140. Cosby's deep sleepers says:
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    Thanks for the great write ups Grey, lots of useful info!( Sanchez).
    In a 5 x 5 redraft league who would be the drop for a sp streamer spot?
    Ottavino, Dyson, Ramos, or Edwin Díaz ? I also have Kenley Jansen .
    I’m leaning Dyson or Ottavino.

    Many thanks!

    • Cosby's deep sleepers says:
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      @Cosby’s deep sleepers:

      12 team league, my starters are Cole Hamels, Jeremy Hellickson , Ervin Santana, Anthony DeSclafani , Jameson Taillon, and Dallas Keuchel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice username…. Dyson

      • Cosby's deep sleepers says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, tried to use it for my team name on yahoo, but it’s to long and I didn’t like the abbreviated version!
        Thanks for the advice!

  141. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Could you rank these shortstops for next year for me. Xander, Lindor, Villar and Seager? Thanks. Would Brad Miller still be a step behind them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller’s more than a step behind them… Xander, Seager

  142. Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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    Moya ! Do you see him getting regular playing time when rosters expand? Thank you sir

  143. jacks says:
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    Jake Lamb does not care about our teams! 2 for 44! Hadn’t realized the extent of his slump. You still have faith?

  144. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    dude, it sure seems like mr.thornburg hasn’t allowed a baserunner for his last like 8 innings but that can’t be right.

  145. jb says:
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    Thanks for reminding me to p/u Broxton in one league that I forgot to. Add Robbie Ray drop Musgrove? Also, any word if Aaron Sanchez will be starting again when he comes back? Six-man smh freaking rotation?

    • jb says:
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      Redraft league.

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @jb: don’t drop musgrove. broxton too far down the chain to own (even for holds) unless like 20 team league with 7 RP slots. even there i’d be looking for better.

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