Didja you know The Captain from Captain & Tennille’s real name is Daryl Dragon?  Why would this guy have a nickname?  Your name’s awesome, you don’t get a nickname.  Daryl Dragon has bedtime slippers that are cooler than you.  Daryl Dragon washes his hands, then breathes a not-very-intense fire on his hands to dry them.  Daryl Dragon can’t get a speeding ticket.  “Okay, Mr. Dragon, I’ll let you go this time with a warning because your name is Daryl Dragon.”  Any the hoo!  Michael Pineda continues to dominate sans pine tar fingers.  At least I don’t think he has pine tar on his fingers.  Imagine he was really a Caucasian pulling a fast one?  His ERA is now down to 1.93 after a 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 8 Ks gem.  For 2015, I picture him being overdrafted due to the Yankees thing and the insanely low ERA, but it’s gonna be hard to be as excited about him due to his 6.30 K-rate, and 3.61 xFIP.  You, sir, are no Daryl Dragon.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chase Headley – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer on the Yankees and 12th overall.  #12 is also his uniform number.  I know that because it’s the one number the Yankees haven’t retired.

Ichiro Suzuki – 2-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals (14, 15).  Ichiro’s still got it!  The it there is a venereal disease he got from using Matsui’s old locker.

Mark Teixeira – Sat out yesterday with a sore wrist.  Be awesome if he said the pain was a repetitive stress injury from counting the money the Yankees gave him.

Masahiro Tanaka – Said he felt good after Sunday’s start and will go again on Saturday vs. the Red Sox.  If he beats all odds and returns from a UCL tear without surgery, it will be a heartwarming story of intestinal fortitude not seen since the guy who ate Taco Bell 45 days straight.  Oh, wait, that was me.

Steve Pearce – Aiming to return on Wednesday.  He should put one of those urinal flies on Wednesday on his calender.  That always helps me aim.

Desmond Jennings – Done for the season.  If Desmond was your constant, you’re in trouble.

Jason Kipnis – Didn’t start yesterday due to a tweaked hamstring.  A hamstring with a nice Jewish boy?  Go, be with your goy friends, you nogoodnik.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 2.64.  He gets one more start this year, as with everyone else.  Well, not everyone gets one more start.  But the guys that are throwing one more time do.  Hmm, I’ve painted myself into a logic corner.  Okay, one more time!  The guys who pitched yesterday should get one more start this year.  There that made sense.  I need a nap!  *claps hands*  Hey, y’all!  I’m back!  Any the hoo!  Carrasco has a solid next start on the Stream-o-Nator and I’d roll him out one more time.

Michael Bourn – 2-for-3.  Member when he was fast?  From memory, you probably think it was at some point this year.  He has 10 steals in 428 ABs.  Y to the ikes.  Maybe Bourn got hit on the head and thinks he’s Billy Butler.  Perhaps that’s also why he wears a bra.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 17th steal.  Like Martin Luther King Jr., I had a dream.  My dream wasn’t profound or humanity-serving.  It was a dream where Aoki was this effin’ hot all year rather than just in the last week.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-4 and his 27th steal.  Cain…Sugar! has been on my team for the last week, and yesterday I benched Alex Gordon to start Cain because I picked up too many batty calls.  How did I make that decision?  Well, besides Gordon being Eskimo pee cold, Cain’s batting third and Gordon’s batting 6th.  Tells you a little something about what the manager is thinking too.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.32.  If someone in your league drafts a starter in the first five rounds, turn to them — assuming they are in the same room, and an actual other person and not just an alias you made up — and say, “Danny Duffy had a 2.32 ERA last year.”

Collin McHugh – Shut down for the year.  Well, at least they did it right after weekly lineups locked so you didn’t have a chance to drop him.  Wait, do I have that reversed.  *beep, beep.*  Cougs, I didn’t say put our minivan in reverse.  Ugh, forget it.  Her ears are going.

Tyson Ross – Officially shut down for the season.  Bu-bu-bu-but what about the Padres chase for 76 victories?!

Eric Stults – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Tyler Matzek (6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks) in Petco.  You know how Rocky trains in Russia to fight Drago?  I suggest the Rockies train in the offseason inside a vacuum.  This way they’re still good in Coors, but they can actually play elsewhere.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 2.38.  To be a fly on the wall as Beltran watches the playoffs at home and drops his popcorn when Wainwright throws a curve.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and has back-to-back games of multiple hits.  Not exactly a hot schmotato yet, but there was no offense yesterday and The Federalist looks like he could be heating up, so I’m forcing the hot schmotato Card.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting near-.350 in the last week with two homers in the last four days.  Grichuk?  Hey, yours is not to reason why, yours is to pick up a hot schmotato or die.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 13th steal.  He did next-to-nothing in his four game set in Coors and now he heats up.  He really is a Pollock.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 17th steal.  Another guy that looked like he was busy counting sheep in Colorado, and now does something.  Speaking of counting sheep (or maybe it’s lambs or maybe it’s furry fruit called kiwis), I went to the Dodgers game last night with everyone’s favorite New Zealander commenter, SteveNZ!  That’s right, he was in the states for a weekend, going to Disney with his family, and I went to the game with him!  Best night of my life?  Definitely top ten!  Sorry, Cougs, that bumps our wedding out of the top ten.  You still have a slot in the top 15!

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Okay, so the whole Diamondbacks team woke up still drunk from four days in Coors.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third in two games.  Better late than never?  I guess if you’re trying to help my fantasy team go from 8th to 7th.

Josh Collmenter – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.57.  The Stream-o-Nator is not a huge fan of Collmenter’s…Actually, no one outside of his family is a huge fan, but I could see streaming if I were desperate.

Gregor Blanco – 2-for-7, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I was at this game, but I missed this homer.  What?  The homer was in the 1st and everyone knows real Angelenos don’t show up until the 3rd.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.32.  Did anyone think he’d be remotely close to my preseason projection of a 3.24 ERA, when he had a 4.72 ERA in mid-July?  Not me, that’s sure.

Aaron Harang – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.60.  Can’t tell if The Harangutan’s ERA is good because offense is so weak or every pitchers ERA is good and it’s simply monkey see, monkey do.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Ever wonder if Odor ended up on the Rangers because of Nolan Ryan’s sponsorship deal with Mennen?

Derek Holland – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.31.  Great, yes?  Leaps and bounds better than the Netflix show, Derek?  Oh, God, yes.  That might be the worst show ever that I keep wanting to watch.  Holland gets the A’s in his last start of the year, and they could be playing for a playoff berth, so it’s risky, but likely they will have clinched by then, and Holland will get a B-lineup.  Not that the A’s A-lineup has been much more than B lately.  Got that?  Good!

C.J. Wilson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Flake free my ass.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.88.  He looked like he might get into some trouble early, but then Billy Beane hit the weight room even harder and Samardzija got out of it.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 28th homer.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll take it and anything else he’s got to give this year, but it’s slightly more bizzonkers than usual for The Sciosciapath that he’s playing all his stars every day after they clinched.

Adam Eaton – Left the club to deal with some family matters.  Probably some mess Urkel got into.

Anibal Sanchez – Activated from the DL, but will work out of the bullpen for the rest of the season.  He’s not stretched out enough to throw lots of innings or touch his toes.

Chris Bassitt – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. Kyle Lobstein (7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks).  This matchup of Lobstein vs. Bassitt was billed as “Who the hell are these guys?  Is this a tennis match?”  The Stream-o-Nator actually doesn’t hate Lobstein’s final start of the year, so if you’re in dire straits and have a boo-boo on your little finger, I could see streaming him.

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Hopefully, you thought of your special lady friend and went with Flowers for the batty call.

Jake Petricka – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 14th save.  Looked like he had lost the job last week when he came into a game in the 8th and Putnam kept saving games, but Robin Ventura keeps trying to make Petricka the closer for some reason.  Maybe he made a bet:  $5 says you can’t look more stupid than you already have.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  When Pillar got back to his hotel room, he had a voice message from his best friend, Jason Paritek, congratulating him.  Shame David Portiz didn’t send his well wishes too.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Because I’m Happy!  May that song stick in your head and haunt you until your end of days.

Anthony Gose – 1-for-1 and his 2nd homer.  He homers so infrequently, rounding the bases he follows a trail of breadcrumbs left by his mother.

Jose Bautista – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 35th homer.  Currently, on the back end of the site, I’m writing up my recaps for each position that will be posted next week.  The number one 1st baseman?  I’ll give you hint, he’s the guy this blurb is about.

James Paxton – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  I’m going to just leave my drink here with this nice man who’s carrying a chainsaw and go to the bathroom.  *five hours later*  Hey, I must’ve blacked out.  Oh, wait a second, I didn’t black out, they transplanted my brain into a black man’s body.  AH!!!  Roofie!

Chris Denorfia – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I actually slide him into one of my teams for the batty call because it’s not just my mustache that’s flippin’ awesome.  I’ve loved you, Chris Denorfia, since the day you rejected my prom invite until today!

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  How did Seager hit that homer?  Against the wind.

Chris Young – Moved to the Mariners bullpen.  In related news, the Mariners Will Call office spent yesterday scratching off ‘un’ from outfield unobstructed view tickets.

  1. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I took your advice in benched Collmenter in the two leagues I streamed, but after I seen his start at about 7:00 PM PT, I put in CJ against what you said. Even though I knew he’s get lot up. Didn’t know it was gonna be that bad. Although I probably lost era and whip in my big $ league finals, I am hitting better than my opponent.

    3 finals: my opponents combined with Pineda, Carrasaco, Wainwright, Chen, and Holland. Is that possible? Can anyone go against the odds.

    Shi*ty start, but that Collmenter bench hurt. With that being said, who do you like ?

    Bud Norris @ NYY
    Vargas @ CLE
    Odirrizzi @ BOS
    Greene @ BAL
    Kendrick @ MIA
    Nuno @ MIN

    Thanks for all the help this season, made 3 out of 6 finals because of your guys’ help as usual, and because drafting and streaming is common sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I’d look at SON, but prolly Nuno and Kendrick

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Grey: Whose SON?

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Grey: Took me a minute to figure it out. Ignore that comment haha.

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Good stuff, Grey!

    Crisp and to the point, just like we men like it! On Liriano, it was here on this hallowed site that the Liriano debate came up. I think it was JeF if I’m not mistaken who wrote up a whole bunch of stuff on Liriano’s inability to grip the ball well to throw the curveball effectively when it’s rainy. I wonder if the part-time meteorologists in the house can confirm, but my gut says the following.

    1. The number of runs scored this year is way down as compared to previous years (unless we continue to have football-like scores from the Rox, Toronto and maybe Arizona now that they have all been eliminated – no more monkeys on their backs to give them undue pressure).

    2. The number of sunshine days (i.e., days of more than 6 hours of sunshine) is definitely down during this baseball season.

    3. Therefore, the ball isn’t carrying as far so fewer runs scored and guys like Liriano and Bailey are not getting the grip on their curveballs early on as they would have in sunny, dry, hot June.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante GALIC: Liriano’s only happy when it doesn’t rain, like some bright-eyed, bushy-tailed optimistic! I don’t remember One F saying that, perhaps… 1. I read undue fast and read nude, is that weird? 2. Al Gore says the opposite 3. Hmm

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ante GALIC: usually the curve balls and sliders develop better in the season. General yearly progression among pitchers.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Not Me

    • birrrdy! says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I’ve heard from some diehard Pirates fans that Liriano’s problem is pitching from the stretch. So if he’s not allowing runners on, he’s great at coming up with those elite-level pitching starts. But if he’s allowing runners early, the wheels tend to fall off in a big way. It’s what has made him a maddening starter this year (altho not lately).

      I have no data to support that assertion, and his start last night was high on walks early suggesting he was able to wiggle out of trouble in the stretch. Wonder if others have noticed or concluded the same.

  3. Sherm says:
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    Trumbo’s helping me break a 4-5-6th place tie in my RCL. If I can make 4th in one and stay in 3rd in the other, not a terrible year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: Yeah, I hear ya… Keep up the good fight!

  4. Eddie says:
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    Should I start:

    Ventura vs. CLE (Salazar)
    Salazar vs. KC (Ventura)
    Henderson Alvarez vs. PHI (Hamels)

    I’m starting Fiers @ Cin. Dude has been so clutch in the back half for me. This is championship week and I have a 12 start limit. 5 pitching categories (K, W, SV, ERA, WHIP). Let me know your thoughts about those 3 guys, Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eddie: I’d start all three

  5. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    best stream for tomorrow?
    norris @ NYY
    bonilla vs HOU
    kendrick @ MIA
    and we shouldn’t try out martinez today (even in 20 teamer), even though he’s been good for last 4 starts, nor gibson, even though SON loves it?

  6. de nachos says:
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    the Yankees retired number dilemma was why they heavily pursued Prince
    http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m0dplSlYj8nRNvkTvyEawpQ.jpg

    on Desmond, Monday was the 10-year anniversary of Lost. If you all everybody are excited about this, you are probably the woman who works down the hall from me. Stop blasting Dave Matthews!

    I missed yesterday’s “Gracias Grey” comment thread, so today I say thank you. Daiquiris are on me. 2nd in Work League H2H, 1st in Friends/Family Roto. And in RCL/FCL…11th (with an outside chance at 12!). Who woulda thunk JFOH, OTS, Magoo, et al are better fbballers than cousin Chrissy and Vinny in the social studies department.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: drop my card to Vinny and tell him the advice and abuse are free

      Truth: I took the girlfriend to Dave Matthews concert back in 2000. Best ratio ever, easily 70% of crowd was drunk friendly hot chicks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @J-FOH: Oh, hey, didn’t see you there

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: 2000, were the “kids” already holding up their cell phones for ballad lights or were people still carrying lighters back then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sparking flint with a knife above their heads

          • de nachos says:
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            @Grey: Sparking flint with a knife above their heads” HA!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: bic was the shit

          • de nachos says:
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            @J-FOH: bics made good bottle openers

            • J-FOH says:
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              @de nachos: always to this day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Ha, nice… DMB! Thanks, man, congrats! You can beat JFOH next year, no problem there

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Yup, I’m watching you Albright

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You stay for the whole game?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: left after giants scored the three off crapeia

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s pretty close to the bitter end… Nice!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: we moved over to left field side near exits for last inning. I’m going to miss that pleasantly sounding old man. I feel joy today yet sadness because now he is gone. We will always have this

                we will always have memories

                https://twitter.com/JFOH_Razzball/status/514469686004572160

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I love SteveNZ! Yeah, good times… I look fat in that picture though… What the hell, doode?!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: and that’s standing next to me!

                    I look less portly in there, my camera loves me. Always wear black!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You got your camera on some weird lenses… I’m svelte!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you look like a circus acrobat, I don’t know what is up with that thing. Must hate pizza bagels, my phone is raycesss

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah I’m gonna contact the better business bureau

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: It’s a Samsung GS3

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Shizz is broke

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you drank a few beers, maybe you were just bloated.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was not bloated!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I think Ted needs to go for a few extra walks when the season is over

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now I have a complex… Thanks!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you are the matza meatball!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How dare you!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: it’s perfectly normal to let yourself go a little after marriage

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Leave me alone, I’m gonna cry

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: The Cougs still loves you, Ted still loves you just the way you are…now. *calls the cougs and a life coach for intervention*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ted actually is a life coach…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: that explains the panting when I call. I literally feel better when you show me pics of him.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He warms the cockles — that’s what she said! Huh?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: this is going to a weird place and i don’t want to upset ted. Next thing i know you’re missing an eye and I can’t find my dog

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is your dog a she? Ted needs a hump toy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Forget it, I just realized you prolly have one of those dogs that people are scared of

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: it’s a boy with no balls and weighs like 20 lbd. It’s a pooshit

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh! Wow, must’ve been baby mama’s call on the dog choice

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve always had small dogs. big dogs=big poop. Unless it’s a labradoodle,they are adorable. I can’t stand shedding dogs and my mom has allegies so we always get mutts that are crossed with poodles. Strangely they are always black and all look alike.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Why all black dogs gotta look the same?!

  7. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey… I just wanted to thank you and all the Razzball writers for all the help you gave me this season.. You’ll helped me win another Championship for the 2nd straight year. Great Job!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are my greatest triumph, Frank White! (Congrats, go Jersey!)

  8. papasmurf says:
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    The Shark clutch down the stretch!

  9. TJ says:
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    Battling for third place in my H2H league this week, trying to win some cash.
    Picked up CJ Wilson for a stream, thinking I could get some Ks and maybe 5 or 6 decent innings out of him.

    So thanks CJ for the 4th place finish. I hope your dandruff is happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Ha, ouch

  10. Phil of the Future says:
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    Why do bad things happen to good people, Grey?
    I needed the two start week from Paxton so I locked him in and now I guess I’m spotting my opponent ERA and WHIP? So that’s what we’re gonna do now? In the finals? I need a puppy to snuggle with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Damn, that sucks… 1000’s of puppies are put to work in Chinese factories every day, find one and save it… Good karma to you!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey:
        *goes to china*

        *asks where can I find one of your “puppy factories”*

        *detained indefinitely without trial*

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Phil of the Future: lol! better yet just go to Vietnam town in urban USA (hint: it’s always right next to China town), avoid the expensive long-haul flight to Beijing and ask one of the restaurateurs if he could spare you one tender fattened up puppy. Might cost you some dough.

          Cheers,
          Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *remembers too late to remind Phil might get detained indefinitely*

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: don’t worry there’s a happy ending!
            *becomes commissioner of prison-wide Chinese fantasy baseball league*

            *dies happy*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              *dies when killed by 2nd place finisher*

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Ha!! China, am I right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Forget it, Phil, it’s China country

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: In the middle of a drought and the water commissioner drowns! Only in L.A.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  11. goodfold2 says:
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    another league i could win here. 6 adds left for week. paxton deciding to get tuned up for the first time all year is not a good way to go about it though. could use all 6 on streamers, or use 5 on those and grab a NET steals guy if need be (dyson/schafer/marisnick, have 2 bench bats, so no don’t have to worry too much about when dyson starts, in fact i’d only grab him first day he does). this is lineup, which is pretty weak at NET steals, so rajai/schafer actually aren’t very good, they both get caught a lot, i dropped rajai last week or so.
    2 catcher league with 4 OF, 1 util, CI and MI
    lucroy/mesoraco
    rizzo
    wong
    aybar
    son of donald
    vargas
    alcantara
    upton/dickerson/soler/braun/avisail
    BN: wilmer/de aza (de aza is steals drop if anybody is)

    possible streams by day
    Today
    Gray vs LAA (SON likes it and he’s good vs LAA this year)
    Erlin vs COL (SON really likes it)
    Wed
    Norris @ NYY
    Nuno @ MIN
    Thur
    Hammel @ TEX
    Fri
    House vs TB
    Vogel vs SD
    Sat
    Wily P vs CUBS
    Sun
    Happ vs BAL
    Gray @ TEX
    Fatolo vs HOU
    1. so go steals guy or 6 streams? (avisail has already put me -1)
    2. if 5 streams i’m guessing WED is the day to skip?
    3. i’m also guessing Gray today is better than Erlin (and that today is one of the streams to use)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: enciarte is also available over dyson (even dyson somehow only has 1 net steal in last 2 weeks)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: noticing ender gets only 5 games, and molina for 3 of them. not best recipe for steals. mike’s post seems to indicate dyson as good idea (TRON likes him better too).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: 1. Marisnick… 2. Gray, Hammel, Vogel, Wily, Gray, Happ

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Oops, guess that’s six… Leave off last Gray

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    anybody else that owns both cobb and odorizzi just notice they flipped their starts, so instead of risking 2 odorizzi road starts (he’s awful at those, for no good reason), now it’s 2 COBB starts, only 1 odorizzi. it kicks ass.

    • Baezaworldseries says:
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      @Phil of the Future: @goodfold2: Holy cow! Is this true? That might lock down a 3rd place finish for me. I trail by .5 tied for K’s and wins.

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @Baezaworldseries: Sorry ’bout the holy cow thing. I’m frum Illinois (pronounce the “S”). T’ain’t nuthin but corn beans and bovine ’round chere.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Baezaworldseries: no problem, i’m not from that far from there, is that south IL or north? yeah, cobb up to today and sunday, odorizzi tomorrow only.

          • Baezaworldseries says:
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            @goodfold2: East central IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Got your email, site was having hiccups last night, thanks for the heads up!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no problem.glad everything is back and good to go.

  13. SportiveTricks says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m looking to schmotato my way to the finish. Currently rolling out an OF of Aoki, Leonys, and Cain. Think I should move on from any of them for the guys who are catching my eye on the schmotato wire: Jay, Somlinski, Marisnick???

    Offensive roto categories in play are SB, OBP, AVG, in that order (hence the crew I am running out there now).

    Love yas!!!

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey:

        I am gonna miss you after this week, man. Muah backatchyas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  14. 740 says:
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    hey Grey wats good. h2h…you like Cobb @ Bos and Wood vs Pit?

    Thanks bro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Chilin’… I like both

  15. Jay says:
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    Grey – thanks for the great write ups all season! I’m in the title fight this week thanks to everyone here.

    Expecting some regulars to get a day or two off this week on teams that have clinched or been eliminated.. I’m looking to add a guy with position flexibility to maximize at bats. No, they’re not the most talented.. but each is swinging a relatively hot bat and has eligibility for 3 or 4 positions. Pick one:
    – Freddy Galvis
    – Alexi Amarista
    – Wilmer Flores
    – Josh Rutledge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Nice, good luck! Flores

  16. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    The only insect that can turn its head is a Praying Mantis

  17. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    good work on liriano, i now own him in 3 dynasties, only looked stupid dropping him in one NL only league. he was actually dropped by some twit early about a week and a half ago in the first round of the playoffs, i grabbed him (20 team dynasty) over wily p. Went from having an awful few weeks of pitching to looking very good for next year (holland/darvish/quintana/liriano/hammel)

  18. baseball says:
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    Just like everyone else that has been commenting the last few day, I’m in the finals thanks to your advice, so thank you. Stream question. McCarthy and Alvarez have 2 starts, is either worth adding if I only get 5 moves to max out starts? Balt and Bos for McCarthy and Philly and Wash for Alvarez. Any idea when Stroman is pitching with the suspension? Gallardo at Cinn on Thursday?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @baseball: stroman moved to fri from thurs.

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        @goodfold2: it’s net steals too, so rajai/schafer aren’t good options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @baseball: Sweet, good luck! I’d add both McCarthy and Alvares… No idea on Stroman… Gallardo should be fine there

  19. Hawk says:
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    Hey Grey – had a “what would be a good end of the season article” thought. How about a “Remember When” article which revisits the stupid things people ask at the beginning of the season and/or lets you blow your own horn (<— that's what she said!) about guys you recommended who helped we readers win our leagues.

    Remember when people wondered if Aaron Harang had "turned the corner"?
    Remember when everyone asked if Justin Smoak was "the answer at 1b"?
    Remember when in April I told you to pick up Victor Martinez…or whoever.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Ha… I’ll be doing recaps similar to this in October

  20. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Anyone else notice? Comic book Men and Razzball are exactly the same. Grey. Are you related to Walt? Rudy is Mike(I think that’s his name I only watched a couple episodes). Bryan is Nick. Ming is Jay. They even have a radio show.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: those guys all correspond to characters from kevin smith’s jersey movies. they were based on those guys.

    • So you’re saying we need to hire a talky fat guy who always wears hockey jerseys?

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: What aboot Nick? Put a beard and jersey on him. There you go

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: that’s me, minus the fat part. i’m the inverse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baezaworldseries: I’m not familiar with the reference, I do wear a cape though

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: without pants

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, man, extra innings meant no pants? Dah!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: with a backwards thong

  21. Five-On-One says:
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    To the gang at Razzball – thanks for all the advice throughout the year. My team has battled back from 10th (out of 11) in mid July and now sits in second, only 5 points out of first. And, if I get a little help, the title is still possible. So, with that said, last questions for the year:

    1) Pitching – only category I care about is K’s (and to a lesser extent, W’s). I can start seven from the following: Fiers vCUBS (SON $22.7), Kluber vTB ($19.8), Iwakuma vLAA ($17.2), Burnett vATL ($13.7), Liriano @CIN ($12.3), Wacha @ARI ($11.5), Niese vHOU ($11.1), Nuno @MIN ($10.9), Fister vMETS ($10.8), Peralta vCUBS ($10.5). Fiers (even though he is schedule to pitch the last day of the season), Kluber and Liriano are in. Iwakuma and Burnett have been godawful recently, Wacha has yet to go 5 innings, and Fister isn’t known for his K’s. So which three sit?

    2) Hitting – I need SBs and Runs. Just picked up Aoki. Currently using Ender, A-Jax, Harper, Cain, Garcia and Gordon. Start Aoki (or Schafer or Grossman) ahead of any of them? Also, Navarro or Ramos at Catcher?

    Thanks again for all the help. This is a great site and an awesome community.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Nice! 1. Iwakuma, Burnett, Wacha 2. Aoki ahead of Gordon… Ramos… No problem, good luck!

  22. Charles says:
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    Grey thanks for the great reads this season. I’m within striking distance of 3rd place in my points league. I have 29 innings remaining. Big scoring for pitching in our league (50 pts per win, 20 pts per complete game, 20 pts per shut out, 2.5 pts per K, -2.5 pts per ER, -1 pt per BB). Which pitchers should I start this week with my innings cap?

    Salazar (SON $14.2) vs KC Ventura
    A. Wood (SON $9.8) vs Pitt G. Cole
    G. Cole (SON $9.3) @ Atl A. Wood (yep I have them both on my roster)
    Wacha (SON $11.5) @ Ari T. Cahill
    Weaver (SON $2.3) @ Sea Iwakuma
    Strasburg (SON $31.6) vs Mia Penny (obvious start)
    Kluber (SON 19.8) vs TB Colome (obvious start)
    A Wood (SON $15.7) @ Phi Hamels
    G. Cole (SON $12.7) @ Cin Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: No problem…. Obvious ones are a go, Salazar, Wood, Cole both times…

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. I would like to make all those starts but I only have 29 innings left. Any advice from that? Which set of games from Wood and Cole should I choose to start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Skip the Wood vs. Cole matchup then…

  23. Teddy Heater says:
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    “Imagine he was really a Caucasian pulling a fast one?” Keeping the Soul Man Train going, I like it! So I got 2 moves left and I want to get them all locked in before the NY trip, I know there’s slim pickens here, but these are the best avail because everyone held on to their streamers;

    11.1 Niese V Hou (Peacock)
    10.9 Nuno @ Min (Hughes)
    10.6 Vogelsong v SD (Kennedy)
    9.2 Despaigne v Col (Flande)

    I was leaning toward Niese & Vogelsong my ERA & Whip usually low, chasing W’s & K’s

  24. Mad about Bum says:
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    Hi Gray!

    Can you help me pick 2 out of these 3 starts?

    Bumgarner @ LAD (vs Greinke)
    A. Wood vs PIT (vs Cole)
    Arrieta vs STL (vs Lackey)

    SON has Bumgarner as a must-start, but with the way the Dodgers have been playing, and since he’ll be opposing Greinke, I currently have him on my bench.

  25. Clint says:
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    Which guy would you rather have for Sunday:

    Colon vs Hou
    Pineda @ Bos

    I currently have Colon but I’m considering gambling on dropping him to secure Pineda for Sunday (think my opponent may eye him considering his recent start) and then snatch Colon back once he clears waivers to have them both Sunday.

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        @Grey:

        Another option is I have the innings-less Keuchel on my team whom I could drop for Pineda right now. We keep 10 in this h2h pts league and here’s my staff if you think that’s an option:

        Wacha, Teheran, Gausman, Liriano, Shark, Salazar, Colon, Fiers, Arrieta, Ventura, Cobb, Ervin, Fister, Keuchel, Cingrani (NA)

        My bats look like this: Mesoraco, Freeman, Altuve, Segura, Seager, Puig, Harper, Bruce, Bautista, Taveras, Tori Hunter, Machado (DL), Chris Davis (NA)

        I basically have to drop 2 if I drop any DL or NA spots due to league rules.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see you keep Keuchel there

  26. J-Money says:
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    Afternoon Grey,

    Final week of the championship matchup. Playing for the tie, which would give me the win as the #1 seed. 22 starts in the matchup, and I have 6 left before I fire on all cylinders Sunday. Could you pick 6 of these 8 matchups to start? Or rather the 2 you’d bench…

    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Price vs CWS
    Wood vs Pit
    [email protected]
    Roak vs NYM
    [email protected]
    Kluber vs TB

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon? I just woke up! Bench Roark and Fiers

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: East coast lifestyle homie! Got upset in my big money league in the first round of playoffs but I feel good about taking down this one. Regardless, thanks for a great season of advice and laughter. See you in the spring….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries, nicely done!

  27. JeF With 1 F says:
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    I changed my avatar on one of my Yahoo football teams and it changed on its own here as well….welcome to the Twilight Zone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, no, don’t tell me you’re a Jets fan too…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yup, i love the pain

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A sufferer, you are

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Indeed, so i’m expecting a horrible loss in my baseball finals this week…comes with the territory

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No! Why do you say that? Bad day yesterday?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Yea but half of my line up was out so im not worried…..Yet

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, gotcha

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: I was nine years old the last time one of my teams won a title…86′ Mets…nothing since…Mets, Jets, Knicks, Islanders….Im loyal if not dumb.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I used to go to Shea all the time in the 80s/90s… Fun teams, if not always winners… Long live Gregg Jeffries!

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Yup thats when i got sucked in as a kid

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It used to amaze my grandfather… We’d have a bet every time the camera panned to him his finger would be in his nose…

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: He was trying to finally pick a winner *Drops Mic*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! I actually Googled Buddy Ryan picking his nose, and didn’t really find anything… If only he was around during the days of the internet… Where were you, Al Gore?!

  28. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Hey was the night out with SteveNZ did you guys get lucky?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: *how was

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! That is great

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im tempted to keep this avatar so that when someone says something stupid i can just say HELLOOO!?!?!?!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From his Wiki page: As a child, Edwards was a voracious reader but showed little interest in board games such as Monopoly and Risk.

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha Ha that info is a must when you do a back round check on a coach

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right? “So, you’re saying you didn’t play Risk? Hmm…”

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Thats probably where the Jets get their info from.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Member Buddy Ryan (I”m sure you do)… Why was he always picking his nose?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: HA!

  29. Snacks13 says:
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    Won my league but I’m still reading.. Habit, I guess.

    Thanks for the great advice all year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, congrats!

  30. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Sup grey,
    I need to bench 2 if these to make room for starters, league counts saves and holds:
    Cishek, Gregorson, Street, Storen, Boxberger, Neshek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gregerson, Street

  31. henry rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey once again your advice has helped me get into the finals. Had a fine day yesterday to start the matchup off right. I need stream advice. I have Price, Cueto, Hendricks, and Erlin going tonight….
    1) Do you like Hendricks and Erlin tonight?

    2) I have 2 moves left to make this week and I’m looking to drop Hendricks after his last start tonight. My streaming options are not the best…Bud Norris @ NYY, Trevor Bauer vs KC, Shane Greene vs BAL, Dillon Gee @ WASH, Vidal Nuno @ MIN, Hector Santiago @ OAK, and Kyle Kendricks @ MIA. Which one should I role the dice with or should I hold put and hope for better stream options later in the week? THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! 1) I like Hendricks 2) I’d hold put for now, they’re not great

  32. Frank Wren says:
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    Please pick 2 keepers for next yr draft round in ( )
    Vmart (17)
    Arenado (21)
    Rizzo (9)
    Gray (10)
    Kluber (22)

    THANX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Kluber

  33. Gator says:
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    Holland has been great since his return from the DL. A small sample size or turning the corner? How would you rank Holland, Wheeler, Wacha, Gray & Verlander for 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, Gray, Wheeler, Holland

  34. Randy BoBandy says:
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    First Keuchel, now McHugh shut down – WTF (even if inevitable). Crappy timing!

    I don’t know what to make of Stroman vs Baltimore on the weekend…bah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bet he doesn’t pitch… Just a hutch though, no word yet

      • Randy BoBandy says:
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        @Grey: Damn their oily hides!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  35. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Seriously Grey, do you have a headline generator? Or are you really just that damn witty. Great tag!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m clever, it’s a cross to bear…

  36. Steve says:
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    Eqi

  37. nick the dick says:
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    Can I kick it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes you can!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey:
        Razzball Razzball, wanna win a title?
        Then follow all of Greys posts like he’s your fuckin idol,
        Up in the league, head to head, points or roto,
        Got a question for G, Rudy or J Foh,
        Ask Smokey, Mike, Sky, or Ralph cuz they know,
        Which moves to make and every hot schmotatto,
        You need a quick answer? Just ask,
        This trade sounds solid for me? Cool, word to Greys mustache,
        Damn my staff getting smashed and i have better guys than he has,
        When the hell is Taijuan gonna finish rehab?!,
        I cant lie, losing Jose Fernandez hurts,
        But Iwakuma is my new love jones slurp SLURP,
        Oh he gave up 5 runs today? Burp,
        Yes it was ticker shock, 4 of em unearned,
        But i started a hodgepadre and got burned,
        So I guess im starting Wheeler in Coors Field,
        And if I bite the silver bullet its not really a big deal,
        Cuz I got tied to the whipping post, my ERA is ruined,
        God dammit what is Scociapath doing?
        Leaving Weaver in for 120 pitches and he blew it,
        Tough year for saves, the closerpocolypse was born,
        You bought a 12 dollar salad while i’m riding a donkeycorn,
        So you better handcuff ya closers,
        Ya took cano first round and look at me with Brian Dozier,
        You just a player hater that I have 3 guys tops on the player rater,
        And i’m a chronic rosterbator slash master trader,
        But my guys falling apart at the seams, like Corey Harts knees,
        And I cant take another visit to Dr. Freeze!, please!
        Cargo and Tulo, you know theyre injured every time they sneeze,
        In 5 leagues with 4 injury plagued teams,
        Ryan Zimmerman down, poof,
        who’s the better fill in, Cody Asche or Trevor Plouffe?
        Is it finally time to drop Jay Bruce?
        Devin Mesoraco or Oso Blanco?
        And who’s the better stash, Taveras or Polanco?
        But really the best stache is Greys, ‘cust sayin,
        Stop asking if you should drop Gyorko, just play him,
        I pull of slick trades, i’m diabolical,
        I watch prospects like a cyclops with a monacle,
        I’m sick of Billy Butler, Country Breakfast, Mr. ham and eggs,
        Hoping Adam Jones can get me a slam and legs,
        I need that sweet sweet sagnof, so gimme some sugar….Cain,
        If Yu Darvish finished that no hitter I woulda came,
        Right in my pants, but damn Dan,
        Don’t say Ike Davis could hit 40 homeruns cuz he can’t,
        I’m just razzin ya, if you got power i’m grabbin ya,
        For a batty call, that is all I need cuz i’m havin a,
        Nice week, but this start against the Jays is giving me anxiety,
        But i’m part of the Corey Kluber society,
        So i’m throwing him and throwing caution to the wind,
        If I throw Gausman you think he’ll get me a win?
        Estrada gave up another bomb I can’t stand him,
        How the hell you give up 3 in Crayola Canyon?
        And if I have to look at Wade Miley’s smugshot for another second,
        After I forgot to play Heyward and sonuvabenched him,
        I’ma go off the deep end, but pitching is so deep n,
        I hope you didn’t take a starter before round ten,
        All you gotta do is get your Razzball on,
        And if you didn’t and you lost your league you know where you went wrong,
        Fuck listening to Matty Berry or the get him in your lineup guys,
        Keep this site in your sight and keep your eyes on the prize.
        Razzball beeyotch!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow… That was incredible… You just made your way into tomorrow’s roundup…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Nice!! Believe it or not I had more but it got kinda long so I condensed it. Not to mention my seperate love ballad about Giancarlo…

            • JeF With 1 F says:
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              @nick the dick: I think from now on we should have Nick’s season RAP up at the end of each season.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: didn;t see you on Sunday

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: I was there late. I had an inkling it was Pharcyde after you posted the mashup of passin me by. I was kinda close! Greeeeeat stuff. Ya Mama is my favorite. Drop is my joint too, glad they brought you back to the hip hop

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: I’m sorry I stood you up Foh, please accept my apoplogies with one of my favorite Pharcyde joints…

                http://youtu.be/jbGIaikwPe8

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: I’ll have to think about it

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: can’t stay mad at me forever!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Save the love ballad, we’ll need it to get through the cold winter

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: the love ballad is just for Giancarlo and I. Some things you need to keep to yourself

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I can understand that, much re2peckt

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Giancarlo needs to sung with soul

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: You should hear me croon At This Moment

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      By a blind black man

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @nick the dick: Wow bro very impressive…nice way to RAP up the season.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @JeF With 1 F: thanks one F

        • Spammer Jay says:
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          @nick the dick: nicely done.

  38. Steve says:
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    Eziquel Carrera is listed pretty high on the hittertron for today, think he’s worth a stream over Marsinik or Smolinski?

    Clearly I’ve been decimated by injury. Need HR and RBI bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Ezquiel if I need power

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Other options: Coghlan, Galvis, Ackley, Gruichuk, Blanco…

        Losing Stanton hurt and Abreu’s ice cold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with who you have with these options

  39. Henry says:
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    In the championships. Need to sit one for the rest of the week. Braun, Werth, Holliday, De aza, avisail, soler, rajai.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De Aza

  40. SteveLA says:
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    In the car on the way to LAX and a flight to London. Thanks for last night. So awesome from go to woah. Til next time….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveLA: be sure to check twitter, our group pic blew it up

      • SteveLA says:
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        @J-FOH: It’s brilliant. Can you email it to me?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveLA: I did this morning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great times! Have a safe flight, talk when you get back to NZ…

  41. booya says:
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    How would you rank these keeper options in a H2H league?

    Heaney
    Anibal
    Bailey
    Carlos Martinez
    Henderson Alvarez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good… Heaney, Martinez, Anibal

  42. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H, I have 3 moves left, opponent has 4 (all of which he’ll likely use to stream). I have 9 starts left, he has 13, though SON and I prefer the quality of mine. All categories should be competitive, though W, K and QS will be tougher due to sheer volume. As such, going for hitting, SV and ratios may be the best option.

    Crawford is my Util, with no bench bat. Against Bum tonight, he’ll likely sit. I also have 3 holes in my lineup Thurs., plus a few guys likely to sit a game for one reason or another this week (Mesoraco, Ortiz, McCutchen, Soler).

    Question is, use a move for a bat now, or hold all 3 for streamers/needs later in week? Available bats:

    McCann (HT $13.1 for rest of week, and can cover for Mesoraco or Ortiz in addition to Util)
    Avisail (9.7)
    A. Jackson (8.2, and SEA will probably play its regulars)
    Bruce (6.7, only 1G vs LHP left)
    Hosmer (5.3, KC will play regulars, but 2G vs LHP)
    Cain (4.3)
    Jeter (1.6, but hot, will not sit, and Baez at SS has been weak for me)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Avisail now and see where you stand for Thursday

  43. Joeg414 says:
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    Did anyone wish Bruce a Happy 65th today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  44. AJ says:
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    Which 2 for today McCarthy vs Bal, Hendricks vs StL or De La Rosa @ SD? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks, De La Rosa

  45. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    in 14 team roto dynasty i have giles/storen/mcgee and am trying to end season with most likely to get saves next year. replace any with petricka/putnam/quackenbush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold… Giles and the other three are a toss up in that order…

  46. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    where did you find that frazier heimlich joke thing from yesterday, i mean what was it based on? did he used to be an emergency worker or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He saved a guy’s life in Philly… Sky had used it in the preseason or last year…

  47. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Gerrit Cole is more annoying than Yordano when it comes to jumping out in front of hitters with two early strikes, only to walk the guy after throwing 10 pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So annoying!

  48. Project Merkin says:
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    Greybones, 2 “pina colada” references in the lede over the span of like, a month? I’m not even mad, I’m impressed.

    Did you get a chance to listen to Lil Dick’s new joint? (you said you would but I only believe you 75% of the time) Goddamn it’s good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doing subconscious shizz to get people to buy me coladas! I’m listening right now, and I don’t jerkoff mobilly, and said tried twice and card got declined, and now I’m not NOT gonna stop listening to this forever… Is this off a new album? Is it good? Do I have to ask?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The video is ridunk… Best shizz yet! 2074!

      • Project Merkin says:
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        I got pills they invented back in ’57
        I took 5 that’s a bit excessive
        I look high, take a look at my thighs and that’s a lil erection

        But by far my favorite part is the girlfriend writing an email to her boss. We’ve all been there….

        • Project Merkin says:
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          Well we’re on a fantasy baseball blog so, 30% of us have been there

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            At least fantasy-wise, yes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes! Totally… I don’t know your work relationships…

          • Project Merkin says:
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            Can I bring back the hottest one we’ve seen yet? Flames? Him breaking into a Jamaican accent and the justifying it kills me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Well, that video’s going to distract me for a good seven minutes…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And they’re just black guys from Chicago… Ha!

              • Project Merkin says:
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                You see this one that I was pimpin weeks ago?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice, will have to devote brain space to it tomorrow, churning through roundup now…

  49. goodfold2 says:
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    not looking good in one league in the finals, paxton gets lit, and now k-her?! also lost mchugh for year, and less recently, shoemaker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: upton sets me at -2 in steals, along with avisail.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks

  50. goodfold2 says:
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    does gordon ONLY have good games when he’s benched by me due to him being cold as antarctic shit laying outside and Tron hating his salazar matchup. wet tail and other white fish are doing so damn much for me here, 0-5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, probably

    • John E. Depth says:
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      @goodfold2:
      Benched Gordon too, for Stubbs in Petco of all people…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @John E. Depth: stubbs decision turned out well, except for runs/rbi’s or batting average.

  51. Wilsonian says:
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    Did Aoki get hurt? Just saw he was taken out but haven’t seen anything. Hope not. Just burned a damn move on him. Pops can’t catch me dammit!!

    Just saw the JFOH pic on Twitter. Looked like a good time for the Razzball nation. You guys ever make it to STL for a game, I’m in. I hate the Cardinals, but it’s a great place to catch a game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely, get some frozen custard and watch some racial injustice! Not sure on Aoki, he’s usually pulled late in the game, so that’s prolly all it is

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: and some unbelievably high priced Annheiser products. You’d think that they’d have a pipeline straight to the stadium. And yeah, racial injustice is strong there. So is robbery of people around the stadium. But still a good time. Ha!

        I hope that’s all it is. They were up big. With this friggin move limit league you get stuck with guys that are hurt or not producing. Thank God this is the last year. I better win in spite of this terrible rule. I’m an awful commissioner. I let one guy bitch and moan for it and I succumbed to his whines.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Yeah, sounds fun! Aoki’s been replaced defensively for the last few days, prolly nothing

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Wilsonian: STL cops finally getting their due. it’s better in city than county though. either way, not that much theft right around stadium, that’s a decent part of town. try going about 10 blocks north however…. now WSOX or BAL, those stadiums are nowhere you want to leave alone.

  52. Jay says:
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    SON has lackey ranked pretty high. You trust him at CHC?

  53. Spammer Jay says:
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    Felix may have sunk my battle ship….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  54. nick the dick says:
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    So it’s really Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn for True Detective season 2?! You told me months ago it was you and Berry!! Damn industry politics with their agendas….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wanted Berry/Karabell

  55. royce! says:
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    Really need a Watson implosion here…possibly some karmic boon for treating a New Zealander so well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What time did you end up getting home?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: About 10;30 this morning…shizz got wild!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I hotwired a hotel in Anaheim, which was fortunate, because 5 was shut down for a good stretch and I was beat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At first, I thought you meant you stole a hotel room… Yeah, I can imagine, long week emotionally thinking about Steve coming in and showing him a good time and whatnot… Cougs loved– LOVED the short… Thanks again from her!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: the most surprising thing about that picture was that you guys all look relatively normal. Good to see we’re not all still living in Mom’s basement. Ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I really hadn’t slept for days- kept having nightmares about Steve not liking us – what a relief! Hahahahaha…

            Glad she LOVED the shirt! I felt the same way about it, but it couldn’t reach it’s full potential with me, so I had to let it go.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              She said the same thing as me though… At first she was like, oh my God, you bought me something? (That’s rare.) Then she heard it was your old shirt and she was like, “Did he wear it?” Hahahaha… I told her you had your teenaged bathroom masturbation sessions in it… She was cool with it then!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @royce!: @Grey: we could of had an anaheim hotel party? got steve so wasted he would of missed his flight?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh just slipped him a roofie!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: royce or steve?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Steve, of course… Why would I want to slip royce! a roofie?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: It might be fun, they look like they could be related. Roofied Royce does have a nice ring to it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was thinking that too… Totally look like they could be brothers

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: would that make them Hemisphere Brothers?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’d have one of those One Man Gang leotards with the strap over your shoulder…

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @royce!: hotwiring a hotel room would be a good idea, just have to somehow make sure the room you grab other people don’t get it. it would help to know somebody that works in said hotel to be able to tell you which rooms are unlikely to get occupied that day.

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Dammit. That’s the last time I’m nice to a foreigner…

  56. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    man, those geniuses over at SEA town sure are bright, it only took them 25 or so weeks to figure out they are better off with a bullpen start over chris (non P) young. good managing there dumbshit, all the while they have this super prospect tajuan in AAA most of year. good way to keep your job there bub.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: it’s almost like the manager had to be told that the season ends this sunday, and that if you aren’t in a certain point in the standings you don’t get in at all, maybe he thought he had another month or so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, totally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, when are we getting you into the square ring?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Jack vs. Tehol?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What? First match?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Razzlemania!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This has to happen in spring training this year…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: we would be the most shameless fantasy site

  57. Hondo says:
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    I crashed out Sunday night after clawing back from a 7-2 deficit,only to wind up tied 5-5.
    Last time I tied in a a Yahoo playoff round,ERA was the tie-breaker,which I was down in so I thought I had lost the semi.
    Evidently Yahoo changed the tie breaker since then,so I’ve got 2 championship rounds this week when I’ve got to take my Dad from the temp nursing home to 2 doctors appointments this week.

    Would you
    1- Ignore your responsibilities,and if not
    2-Go with Wheeler vs. possible Nats AAA lineup(with Span hurt) or Quintana vs KC (both start dates looking shakey depending on the source)?

    • Hondo says:
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      @Hondo: Thats for Friday SON-
      Quintana $6.5
      Wheeler $0.2,but Nats are being cautious,have a Double header and Span will probably be out anyway.I figure Weiler will start 1 of the games,Quintana might be bumped or sat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Wheeler

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Hondo: tiebreaker is H2H season record vs that opp, which makes a lot more sense than one category like ERA, i don’t know what 2nd tiebreaker would be (it could be something cool like strength of schedule, but i know yahoo is too ignorant for that)

  58. DILinator says:
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    I’m in the Championship Game of my main Keeper League, and have Collin McHugh. McHugh has been carrying my team throughout the Playoffs, and now I’m considering picking up another SP to replace the start I’m losing with him this week. The only catch, is that since it’s the Playoffs, the only player I can drop to pick up another is McHugh, due to an injury/shut-down exception clause to the league’s no Playoff pick-ups rule.

    So my question is this: Is McHugh worth Keeping next year, and therefore I shouldn’t worry about replacing him for one extra start? Or should I drop him and add 1 of Jose Quintana, Bud Norris, or Derek Holland?

    We can Keep 5 SP next year, and I have King Felix, Stephen Strasburg, and Gerrit Cole that are definitely being Kept, and likely also Justin Verlander. So it’s just my 5th Keeper I’m needing to decide on from Carlos Carrasco, McHugh, Michael Fiers, or possibly Yusmeiro Petitor whomever I would pick up to replace McHugh. Thoughts?

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @DILinator: don’t keep verlander over carrasco or mchugh. in fact keep both of them.

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