I’m in New York celebrating my grandfather’s 88th birthday, or as he calls it “achy-ache,” and we started talking about Caitlyn Jenner, and he said, “She’s a hot number, I’d throw her one.”  Throw her one, I believe, means have sex with her.  I thought this was pretty forward thinking for my grandfather, then he continued, “Do you know how they put lost children on the side of a carton of milk?  I heard if Caitlyn got lost, they’d put her on a carton of Half & Half.”  Ah, there he is.  Reminds me a bit of Marge Schott, which brings us to Raisel Iglesias, who threw a gem yesterday — 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks.  “Raise the Church” has looked far superior since he returned from his stint in the minors with an ERA that’s bordering on startable everywhere (3.93), and peripherals that look ownable everywhere (9.5 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 3.42 xFIP).  At this point in the year, I would go one start at a time for him, but I would definitely own him, and start him for his next one.  Now, if you excuse me, I have to get back before my grandfather tries to “throw one” at Cougs.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Psych!  Before I get into today’s roundup, I just wanted to ask if anyone has any interest in writing for our hockey side of Razz.  You can apply by telling me anything that relates to ’94 Sega Hockey because I don’t know anything else about hockey.  If interested, email us at [email protected]  Eastern Europeans will have first priority.  Anyway II, here’s the roundup:

Chase Anderson – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 4.28.  Speaking of sorta racist and being in New York, I was walking around the city on Friday and thinking, “Every black guy in New York looks like Anthony Anderson.”  Ah, I am my grandfather’s grandson.  As for Chase Anderson, bleh, he’s a streamer.

David Peralta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  As someone that owns Peralta in a deep league, he could’ve been in a 1980’s Chevrolet commercial and still had no heartbeat for the last week.

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 13th steal, and homered on Saturday.  Ender could be a rising schmotato, or doing something for two days and disappearing could be Ender’s game.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!

Sean Doolittle – 2/3 IP, 2 ER as he was activated from the DL on Saturday.  I was told by one other site that it may not be long until Doolittle takes over from Mujica.  I’m assuming they mean that Mujica is the closer and Doolittle would take over that role, not Mujica’s actual role which is “give up runs and be overall shizz.”  But, if they did mean the latter, Doolittle did look like Mujica yesterday.  I’d continue to hold Pomeranz until Doolittle gets a save.

Mark Canha – 2-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer on Saturday, hitting near-.475 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.74.  I’m loving the 95+ MPH fastball, and what he really has going for him is everyone who ranks prospects had Severino in the top names, except Keith Law who didn’t even list him as a top 100 prospect.  That sounds terrific. <–no sarcasm!

CC Sabathia – Expected to hit the DL due to his knee.  CC is like the car that has an 80,000-mile warranty that has just reached its 100,000th mile.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  If you have any idea what he’s going to do in his next start, you have a better Magic Eight Ball than me.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5 and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s also hitting .298.  And no one, and I mean no one, seems to care.  Y’all realize he was a top prospect at one point too, right?  Like just a few months ago.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  At this point, I’d take 20 homers and a .220 average and be happy (to never draft him again).

Jung-ho Kang – 1-for-3, 1 RBI and two homers (11, 12) on Saturday.  The Mighty Kang is hitting near-.350 in the last week with three homers.  Way too early prediction!  Kang will be a top three shortstop next year.  Way too early prediction, Part 2!  The third best shortstop will be about as good as the 17th best 1st baseman.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Right now, I’m juggling Alvarez in and out of my lineup and, honestly, if I come up against a day when he’s not playing, he could be dropped.  I’m heartless, y’all!

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks as has returned from the DL.  Leake’s on fleek, picking up right where he left off when he went to the DL.  I’d start just about anyone in AT&T Park and Leake’s no different.  On the road, Leake’s a matchups guy that I’d look at the Stream-o-Nator.

Stephen Piscotty – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer.  Can the Cardinals please move him up in the order?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Isn’t that a rhetorical question?  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  It’s gonna be fun next year when Wacha is coming off a year when he pitched 70 more innings than his previous year.  “They never listen!”  I hear ya, Wainwright.

Nick Swisher – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and two homers (4, 5) on Saturday.  Hot schmotato alert!  I mean, really hot, have you seen his sideburns?

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer in, like, 20 games.  I almost typed his name Kyle Schmotato.  Right after, I slapped my own hand.  How dare I!

Kris Bryant – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (18, 19).  Imagine if you put Coors Field in the humidity of Chicago during August…Well, then it wouldn’t be in Colorado and a mile high anymore, but it could lead to as many homers, and I’m totally lost in this analogy.

Miguel Montero – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd in as many games.   Everything’s flying out of Wrigley right now.  Miguel Hornswallower, the sword eater in Mexico’s Cirque du Soleil Olé, would have 10 homers in Wrigley, assuming he didn’t swallow his bats.

Jason Hammel – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  “Whew.”  That’s what I said when I saw his final line, considering how balls are flying out of Wrigley.  I also said, “How long have I been in the bathroom checking my fantasy teams?  I better flush the toilet before I raise suspicions.”

Lucas Duda – Hit the DL with a back injury.  Well, we’ll always have that nine-day stretch when he was hitting two home runs a game and everyone was like, “I told you to hold onto Duda, I knew he was going to come around yadda, yadda.”  *Raspberries lips*

Logan Verrett – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks in Coors as he filled in for the skipped Matt Harvey.  Damn, the Mets have more pitching prospects than Michael J. Fox can shake a stick at.

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks as he was recalled from the minors.  McCullers-Cullers, McCullers-Cullers!  I don’t have any evidence to back this up, but I wouldn’t be surprised if pitchers who are sent down to preserve their innings, come back and are good/fresh in their first start back, then show signs of fatigue in their next start.  FAH-TEE-gay, that must be Italian!

Jose Bautista – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 29th homer, and Edwin Encarnacion (4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 24th homer.   The Cortisone Brothers!  They sound like they’d be played by a young Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd.  Truth Alert!  Aykroyd scares the crap out of me.  Like serious heart-racing, sweaty palms scared.  That someone can become that unfunny as they get older.  I don’t look in the mirror, looking for white hair, I look for unfunny Aykroyd hairs.

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and two hits on Saturday.  I’d cyclops him for a rising hot schmotato, but still too early to say for sure.

Garrett Richards – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Difference between Garrett and Michael Richards, this Richards causes you to drop the n-word.  As in, “Noooooooooo!”

George Springer – Will take live batting practice this week.  He had been taking swings in the cage on the machine, but he ran out of quarters.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Moistasskiss!  The Royals are like the exact opposite of the Cubs.  Everyone it seems on the Cubs has at least 13 homers.  On the Royals, it’s a utter shock when you find someone with more than 13 homers.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K.  I’ll look at him again for next year, but for this year, I’m real scared of Red Sox pitchers.  That could also be scarred or scurred, if Ludacris is reading.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  JBJ was this past Friday’s lede Buy.  With great power comes great responsibi– Ugh, who could spell that word?  It’s so long; I need a nap!

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  That comes after a string of less-than-impressive starts.  That’s the best bounce back I’ve seen from a Nola since the first girl showed her flapjacks for beads after Katrina.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer.  This was his 2nd homer in his last three starts, but he doesn’t start every day.  (Note:  It was completely subconscious that I placed Napoli after a mention of flapjacks.  God bless you, Momma Napoli.)

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Solid start from the younger Ross brother, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s shut down after the next start to make room for Fister.  That’s what she said!  Huh?

Trea Turner – Yunel is sitting out with a hyperextended neck.  “He looks fine to me,” said the giraffe dressed as a doctor.  So, with Yunel out, the Nats sexy, sexy, prospect cause you heard it from hearsay, Turner was called up and didn’t play.  The Nats are battling for the playoffs and the minor league season is essentially done, so Turner getting called up and not playing, wouldn’t be completely bizzonkers.  In deep leagues, take a flyer on Turner, but he’s really more of a dynasty, keeper, NL-Only guy at this point.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer and a slam and legs (1) on Saturday.  Pretty depressing to think that he has three homers and one steal.  Seriously, I held this schmohawk all season for this un gotz?  I would’ve been better off drafting Bumgarner in the 4th round for his bat!  With that said (watch out, Grey’s turning this boat around!), I’d hold Rendon since it looks like he’s getting hot.  Is he much better than, say, Lindor at this point?  No, he’s actually worse.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer, and was hitting near .200 in the last week, i.e., Wilson vamos already.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Let me try this, “Drop everyone that is on all of my teams.”  Are they all now hitting?  Too general?

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  If I had a virgin for every time I told you to pick up Davis, I’d be a jihadist.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  My MI carousel has a bunch of horseys and benches, but I’m not opposed to a Scooter.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Yeah, but it was against the Twins and you had to start him.  His next start won’t be as easy.  The Stream-o-Nator hates it, and @Texas seems like it can go lots of different ways.  Like a shutout or the Rangers score 20 runs and Nolan Ryan waits for the opposing pitcher in the locker room with a noogie.

Glen Perkins – 1 IP, 0 ER and the win.  I waded through the Mujica, struggled with the Kahnle, fought myself to drop the Soria, and I finally have a good replacement in the Jepsen, and now his closer returns immediately.  No, I don’t accept that.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Okay, so we’ve polled the Razzpopulace and we’ve said that Sano will be above Schwarber and Cano, but not above Adam Jones.  So, Sano or Correa?  (I know, it’s an easy one.)

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .213.  How long until the Rangers get LaRoche?  He feels exactly like the kind of player they don’t need that they continue to stockpile.

Fernando RodneyMariners cut him this weekend.  Three things potentially happened here.  A. Someone explained the rules of baseball to Lloyd McClendon.  “So, you’re not supposed to give up runs?  Fernando told me ninth inning runs for the other team were the best thing you could do.”  B. Someone wrote up an easy-to-read chart that put “man muscles” into their correct ranking significance.  Just before the significance of dungarees and just after the significance of West Highland White Terriers on the Elton John album, Rock of the Westies.  C. There’s no C.

Tom Wilhelmsen– 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save as Carson Smith came in the 7th inning and stayed on for the 8th inning.  I take back A and B above.  C stands.

  1. B says:
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    Great stuff Grey.
    Drop Grandal for Castillo or Gomes?

    Drop Byrd for JBJ, Inciarte, Colabello, Taylor, Coglaun ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Thanks! Gomes… Taylor, depends on needs

    • Slimbo says:
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      Brantley/Duffy or Springer in a keeper?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Springer

        • Slimbo says:
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          @Grey:

          Thanks man

          Need to cut someone to activate Doolittle in my 8 teamer

          Who goes? David Peralta or Khris Davs

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Peralta

  2. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Hey Grey. Hope you had a great weekend! Good stuff today, as always.

    I’m looking for a spark from my CI/MI spot this week. Who would you start out of:
    – Moreland
    – Odor
    – T. Shaw

    Thanks!

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @LittleJoeyCora: Shaw faces lefties Quintanna and Sale and then tough Mets pitching. So he’s out and it’s between the other 2. I’d go Odor.

      • Knucks says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: shaw hits lefties pretty well

        • Knucks says:
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          @Knucks: obviously not good matchups and I wouldn’t use him either but I just wanted to point that out for future usuage.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Knucks: small sample sizes make me nervous

      • GregJeffries says:
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        Thanks for the help, fellas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. fisher_price says:
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    Thanks for the awesome writeup!

    Will Sano have SS eligibility in Yahoo leagues next season? Trying to think ahead about my keepers.

    • @fisher_price: I’m pretty sure he won’t. He hasn’t played any games at SS in the majors and the Twins are even hesitant even to play him at 3B (he does have enough starts to be 3B-eligible, mostly from NL parks where he can’t DH). I can’t imagine they’ll start playing him at SS all of a sudden. He has played two games at 1B (no starts), so maybe he has an outside chance to be 1B-eligible. But I’m 95% sure he’ll start 2016 eligible at DH/3B only.

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @fisher_price: Yeah…that’s Sano-t happening.

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastico, mensch. Hope you had a good weekend.

    a. Not a language ‘pert, but do believe FAH-TEE-GAY is French but I concede it could easily be misconstrued for Italian. Like my Grade 9 Biology teacher joked…’What is a SPE-CI-MEN’? We were either all stumped or didn’t want to spoil his punch line (he was 5’8″ and built like Jerome Bettis but less scary because he was white)…The answer ‘An Italian astronaut’!!!

    b. On the Castillo blurb, thank the Lord that there was news about a Le Boeuf that didn’t deal with Shia!!! Congrats to Castillo owners who stuck with the Boeuf.

    c. On the Hammel blurb, I shared the same thing except the reverse on toilet flushing because I’m in southcentral mediterranean and that would wake everyone up when I’m checking my fantasy teams and MLB dot com and THEN the eternal questions loom…how long have you been in there and what have you been doing in there?

    d. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Earlier this week Attorney General Janet Reno charged software giant Microsoft with trying to monopolize access to the Internet, and she has asked a federal court to fine the company a million dollars per day. Analysts say that at this rate, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates will be broke just 10 years after the Earth crashes into the sun.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Not Norm’s best work on this one.

    • Bada Bing! says:
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      @Ante GALIC: @Manley Ramirez: @Ante GALIC:

      I think you missed the joke in “A” Ante… “fra gil e… must be Italian” is a line from the movie “A Christmas Story” – Ralphie’s old man says it when he gets the sexy leg lamp in a box marked “FRAGILE”.

    • Grey

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      @Ante GALIC: A. Was a goof on the movie A XMas Story B. Ha! C. HA

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Pre-Christmas Story, it was a gag by Moe on the three stooges…

        I’m not old enough to know that. But I do, sadly (or awesomely, depending on perspective)

        • Grey

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          Awesomely!

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    You can’t on the one hand constantly highlight the exploits of Crawford, Kang & Suarez and

    on the other hand point out hot schmotatoes such as Asdrubal & Holt & C.Hernandez & Kike & Escobar & Herrera

    and then on the third hand — that is actually a Helping Hand grabber used to squeeze Napoli’s mom’s nipple so that it’s “not technically cheating” (no flesh to flesh contact!) on cougs — point a condemning finger at us for not running out to pickup Lindor.

    SS has become surprisingly deep, especially in those ridiculous leagues where Turner and Sano qualify.

    • Scott says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: OK, so you mentioned 11 SS, add 1 more for Correa, you got 1 each for a 12 teamer. Who’s that 12th guy got, if not Lindor?

      • Scott says:
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        @Scott: and don’t forget the MI slots

        • LeMaster Of My Domain says:
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          @Scott: are we saying Tulo, Reyes, Peralta, Bogaerts, HanRam (both with SS eligibility) don’t count anymore? I agree with Manley…SS is deep. It’s not just about the current hot schmotatoes.

          just my .02

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            @LeMaster Of My Domain: I just think Lindor and Correa fall in that group. The others, not so much.

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    So grab Wilhelmsen for saves?

    • RotoLance

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      @Wilson: Carson Smith has been incomprehensibly bad recently. Something appears to have gone wrong with him because he’s walking far too many batters.

      Wilhelmsen is a decent guy to get if you can spare the roster spot. Beware, his WHIP for the season is 1.49.

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Wilson: I’d temper your expectations on Wilhelmsen. He was serviceable as the M’s closer in ’12 and ’13, which makes sense as the M’s claimed him from the service industry after one of Zduriencik’s bender’s in Scottsdale, but I wouldn’t expect much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: What others said

      • Wilson says:
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        Thanks everyone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  7. Blake says:
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    ok – I have 2 pickups in my pts league (favors power hitters). I have the following lineup:

    C: Wilson Ramos
    1B: A Pujols
    2B: B Zobrist
    SS: C Correa
    3B: C Davis
    OF: J Upton
    OF: R Braun
    OF: J Hamilton (DL)
    U: E Hosmer

    B: A Russel – almost to the DL
    B: S souza (DL)
    B: R Grichuck (DL)
    B: G Stanton (DL)

    with all my players getting injured I need another OF – who do you suggest of the following?

    K Schwarber
    M Ozuna
    K Davis
    M Duffy
    S Piscoitty
    J Bradley
    N castelannos

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Blake: Schwarber is must-own due to power and lineup. Piscotty is good points league player with high BB% and extra-base power. Those are your 2 pickups. (Davis/Ozuna have power but points are sporadic due to poor plate discipline, so they are 3rd.)

      • Blake says:
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        @Manley Ramirez:

        I have 2 pickups for the REST of the season. I think I can only use 1 at this time and keep another for injury.

        So schwarbar?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Blake: Davis, Ozuna, Bradley, Piscotty.

  8. Tony C says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Wondering if I should drop Bruce now for Michael Taylor, Avisail Garcia or Adam Eaton? H2H 9 hitting cats I’m in second place and I need a late season offensive spark! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Sure Eaton

  9. Yeesh says:
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    Jimmy Nelson, Marco Estrada or Mike fiers ros?

    • Yeesh says:
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      Sorry, scratch Nelson. Estrada, Fiers, or Heaney ROS?

  10. scott steelers says:
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    My friend in Chicago said that when Wellington Castillo was there alot of people called him “Beef Castle”

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @scott steelers: When will the day come when a player combines Gregor Blanco’s leadoff skills and Castillo’s power? That’s right. Blanco Castillo.

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @scott steelers: Ha! That’s a great nickname!

  11. TheGlow says:
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    1.should I drop Puig for Taylor, Castillo, D.Wright, or Canha?
    2.add R.Iglesias or Leake?
    h2h, roto, 8tm, includes tb, 2b, h, obp.
    Thanks Bro!!

  12. Steeve says:
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    Blake Snell: call-up? Rotation in 2016?

  13. Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. Feldman @ NYY. Start or sit in 12 team league? Thanks

  14. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Rendon also hit a bomb on Sunday.

    Drop Jepsen for Wilhelmsen?

  15. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, pick three starters for a weekly league…
    Lynn @ AZ & @SF
    Garcia @AZ & @SF
    Severino @ATL
    Zimmerman MIA
    Iglesias @MIL
    Thanks!

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    Great write-up as usual… What’s your take on Medlen getting put back into the starting rotation? He goes twice this week. Insert Cyclops with monocle?

    • Grey

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      @Ty: Can cyclops him, but I wouldn’t trust him

  17. JvanSlyke says:
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    I really like, “I’d throw her one”. I’m going to have to use that while watching Bachelor in Paradise with my wife tonight. Can’t wait to ask my wife if she’d throw Chris Harrsion one

    Is it time to drop Wong? I’m carrying he and Rendon wout a mi spot so one is on the bench each night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JvanSlyke: Ha, I could see dropping Wong

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Went Lorana Bobbit on Kolten this morning… and threw him on the side of the road.

        • Grey

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          Ha!

  18. Old School Brother says:
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    Oh Tony Rendon, you better be freaking amazing in the last couple weeks of September when fantasy playoffs roll around. I’ll be blasting redemption song by Bob Marley from a boombox while standing on your front lawn to inspire you

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Old School Brother: I did the same thing over the all-star break and went over to Sandoval’s townhouse with my boombox. He didn’t seem too inspired. Just scratched himself a couple times while scarfing down rebanados throughout the 3:47 seconds. We both parted ways thereafter.

  19. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only john lamb or c.anderson over j.williams?

  20. Oranje says:
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    ROS: Byrd or Moosetacos? I have to drop one and can’t make the decision. I have been swapping between Byrd and Inciarte for the last couple of weeks and have Yelich and Stanton on the DL. Moosetacos has been resting on my bench for awhile now…I have Freeman and Moreland starting as UTIL and CI.
    The question is really, who would you rather have on your bench…just in case.
    Thanks.

  21. Sam says:
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    Grey,

    Trying to make a couple more movies in order to push for the chip. Need your expert advice!

    i. rank Yu, Syndergaard, Salazar, Matz, Severino, McCullers for next season (those are my starting pitcher keepers and my rankings);

    ii. would you trade the last ranked + Wong for Adam Jones? (I have Cano at 2B for this season and at MI I have Seager on the way, and want a spot to snag Baez);

    iii. Out of Piscotty, Ozuna, Yasmany Tomas, Avi Garcia, who would you drop (if I got AJ I would drop one for Capps to replace some ofthe lost innings & Ks, and hopefully get some saves and a solid closer keeper for next season)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: 1. Noah, Salazar, Matz 2. Sure 3. Yasmany

  22. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Melkman or JBJ?

  23. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    C- CSantana
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Rendon
    ss- Correa
    3b- Sano
    OF- Trout, Pollock, Betts
    UTIL- Wong, Fowler
    BN- HanRam
    DL- CDick

    SP- Sale, Degrom, Keuchel, Carrasco, Salazar, JGarcia, McCullers, Bassitt
    RP- Allen, Tolleson, Familia, Ramos
    DL- Matz

    Hate to do it but I feel like I should be cutting loose on Kolten or Hanley at this point.

    Kolten is on a two month long slump and has been dropped in the order, meanwhile it looks like Hanley will be getting rested a fair amount down the stretch since Boston has nothing to play for.

    Could you give your take on these two players?

    I’m looking to pick up Islesias with my worst pitcher being Bassitt.

    Some hitters on the wire include:
    Eaton, Lindor, Maybin, Shaw, Ozuna

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Sure, lose Wong…Lindor

  24. PED Inc. says:
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    I think we would be more likely to find the Jenner monster on a bottle of tranny fluid if it went missing, but anyways my weak link is 2nd base, I’m currently playing with my Wong every week but there are some good options on the wire would you hold or move on? H2H redraft weekly lock.
    On the wire…
    Rendon
    Dietrich
    Coghlan
    Russell
    Solarte
    Daniel Murphy

    Thanks buddy!

      • jake says:
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        @Grey:

        would you please rank the rest of those 2b with the addition of utley as well?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          List them again

          • jake says:
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            @Grey:
            coghlan dietrich russell utley

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dietrich, Russell

  25. Eric says:
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    ROS: Ventura, Ross, McCullers, Iglesias. Rank please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Ross, Raisel

  26. db says:
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    Drop tazawa for machi or willhelmsen
    Drop tazawa for machi, axford,willhelmsen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @db: Why?

      • dox says:
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        @Grey: just blew up…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah..Go Wilhelmsen in both

  27. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    I can only start one of these this week. Who?!?

    Cueto home v. Balt
    Cole away v. Miami

  28. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Sano v Correa.. I take correa.

  29. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    At what point/date would you start dropping guys like Beltre, Carlos Gomez for guys like Piscotty, JBJ?

  30. dox says:
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    Top two for this week
    Jorge de LA Rosa @braves $3.3
    Tomlin vs mil $10
    Colon @ Philly $7.5
    Smyly vs min $19
    Niese @philly $6
    Tommy milone @tampa $3
    Eduardo @mets $3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dox: None…Niese, Smyly

  31. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!!!!!!!!!!!
    Your grandpa sounds awesome. Hope you enjoyed the East Coast. you still here?

    The Hammel blurb. Totally, G. Except it’s not a trip to the bathroom for me to check my teams at family gatherings. It’s “gotta take the dog for a walk”.

    “But Phil, you just walked him 20 minutes ago, and then 15 minutes before that”

    “Well, someone gave him cheese, I said not to, and now the poor guy has to go every 15 minutes! He’s lactose intolerant! What??”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: What’s up, foo! I’m hear until early tomorrow morning… Haha…Yup, you have to make some excuses for the best of your team

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yesterday I kept walking out and checking the Raisel game. Streamed him against the first place team in my league, and holy crap. Every time I checked. More Ks! It was like a slot machine that just kept spitting out money!

        Don’t think I’ll be throwing him back in the streaming pond just yet….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, yeah, I could see that feeling…You win the week?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I killed it, G. Beat him 15-3. I can honestly say it was my best managing performance in a couple years. Feels good.

            Went from down 13.5 games to 1.5. Viva el beisbol!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m proud of you, BB… Now don’t get complacent and lose to a weaker team

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Thx, BB! Totally with you there. I was so emotionally spent by Sunday night I was worried about a letdown this week. But I awoke today with renewed vigor. And morning wood.

                Only small problem is this is a limited moves league and I had to spend a ton of them last week to accomplish what I did.

                But it was worth it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Then we’re going to have to do this the old school way with elbow grease and eye rakes

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Oh yeah. Foot stomps, clotheslines, leg locks, the whole nine yards…..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but please eye rake first or you’ll hurt yourself

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I like to shout the name of the move as I do it. Adds to the effectiveness I believe.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You add in a wagging finger and you’re good to go

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: What about an American flag and a 2X4?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Any foreign object works for me

  32. Scott says:
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    Please please please let Dyson start tonight. Jiminez!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Ha, that would be nice

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: The last time KC faced 2 righties in a row, they used Dyson both times. Cust Kayin’.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  33. Wilson says:
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    Catcher question

    Travis or Castillo for ROS? Thanks

      • Wilson says:
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        Ha, I meant …catcher…

        Travis d’Arnaud or Castillo ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Welington

  34. bigbear says:
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    Haha – Half and half… Instant classic!

    I hate Duda. Greg Bird seems to be getting some play… Other options include Bour, Conforto, Swisher. Thoughts on that smattering of goodness?

    Sano or Correa – Correa has definitely cooled off… Sample size not withstanding, Sano’s on a 40 HR pace. No too shabby. Correa’s on a 35/25 pace. Correa’s periphs are more in line with league norms, so I his numbers are probably more sustainable. That said, the ball must seriously jump off Sano’s bat. 37% LD%! 4% IF/FB… His numbers look very similar to Stanton’s… I was leaning toward Correa right up to when I compared Sano and Stanton. I’m a whaffler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Swisher seems hot… Hmm, I think I have to go Correa

  35. Wilson says:
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    A Rod or Sano for ROS? not keeper, thanks

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Wilson: Sano

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H League – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    Longoria is terrible. There is so much decent shizz on the waiver wire that could take his place. He’s turned into just a bench bat for me with Arenado at 3rd, Sano at IF, and Pedro and Crawford at UTIL. I can’t continue to let him fester on my team if I’m going to win. Think I dump him for a schmotato? Just dumped Wong for Peralta and it felt so good. Plus I hate the effing Cardinals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yeah, I can see losing him, if for nothing else than to get him hot for us who are stuck with him

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: that might have worked for Wong. Maybe I’ll dump him for the sake of Razzball Nation. I love you guys!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  37. dude says:
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    Have 5/6 starters set, who gets the last spot?

    J. Ross vs MIA

    C. Rodon vs SEA

  38. L-Boogie says:
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    What a “hockey”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: Yeah, I’m not sure either

  39. B Burns or Inciarte ROS?
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
    leave putt the bad…

  40. Derrick says:
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    Need to pick two closers out of this bunch…Rondon, Vizcaino, Doolittle, Jepsen.

    Thanks.

  41. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Schwarber over Martin in an OBP league I assume? Is it close?

    Trying to snag Schwarbs over Martin for my H2H playoffs, and the trade would probably include a taking Joe Ross type (who faces NYM, MIA, and PHI during my first matchup) and giving up a higher tier pitcher on my side…

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Meant to add that he’d probably be looking for a pitcher like Zimmerman or Iwakuma on my side… so the trade would be Schwarber + a Joe Ross-type for Martin + Iwakuma or Zimmerman

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey – so, just to confirm I read those right – you’d trade away Martin and Kuma (but not Zimm) to get Kyle and Ross?

        I think that’s where my has been too, as it’s hard to replicate pitchers who play pretty much only MIA/PHI/NYM throughout H2H playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Iwakuma and Martin

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Ah – thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  42. DutchDaulton10 says:
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    Points League..Ortiz or C. Santana? Tough matchup for Ortiz vs. lefties Sale and Quintana as well as playing in NY against Degrom, Harvey and Thor-with the threat of him sitting at least one game in that series…who ya got? And, WTF is wrong with Carlos Gomez?..has to be the hips, right? Hips don’t lie-maybe the Mets were right all along..cut bait by now for a hot WW bat? Dude looks lost…Thanks Grey!

      • DutchDaulton10 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, appreciate it..BTW, Mark Grace would’ve had this slump over weeks ago..old school style

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he had no qualms about slump busting

  43. Wolf says:
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    2 parter
    2 week playoff period

    1.need 2 best relievers

    aj ramos, mia
    [email protected], [email protected], 3 v nym, 4v pitt

    arodys vizcaino,atl
    [email protected], 3 v mia, 3 v nyy, 3 v col

    kevin jepsen, min
    [email protected], 3 v hou, 3 v chw, [email protected]

    john axford, col
    [email protected], 3 v ari, 4 v sf, [email protected] pitt

    sean doolittle, oak
    3 v sea, [email protected], 3 v laa, [email protected] ari

    tony watson, pitt
    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], 3 v col

    2. which 2 batters to ride with for the 2 week period

    anthony rendon, was
    3vsd, [email protected], 3 v mia, 4 v atl

    khris davis, mil
    [email protected], 3 v pitt, 3 v cin, 3 @cin

    evan gattis, hou
    [email protected], 3 v sea, 3 @nyy, 3 v min

    stephen piscotty, stl
    3 v was, 4 @ari, 3 v pitt, 3 @sf

    • Gareth says:
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      @Wolf: Piscotty / Rendon. It’d be Davis over Rendon if he didn’t have that short first week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wolf: 1. Ramos, Vizcaino 2. Piscotty, Davis

  44. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Two parter;

    Which two would you own ROS?
    Jung Ho Kang
    Xander Bogaerts
    Francisco Lindor

    Which will be the better SS option keeper for next year? Or are none of them good at this price?
    Jung Ho Kang ($6)
    Xander Bogaerts ($7)
    Francisco Lindor ($6)

    10-team H2H league with standard $260 budget.

  45. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning Grey. I’m in a points league. Is it time to drop Carlos Gomez for Brett Gardner? Thanks!

  46. French poodle says:
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    Drop Joc Pederson for Piscotty or Khris Davis?

  47. Gareth says:
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    You know that thing where you stream middle relievers / good set up guys to help with ratios and maybe get a vulture win / save in the process?

    I’ve had the worse luck with that this year. Pedro Strop – on my team a day and gives up 3 earned runs. I can count numerous other times where relievers with great numbers took a dump while briefly on my team.

    Last night I got a double dose with Kevin Siegrist and Sean Doolittle. It’s like the proverbial stepping on a landmine – boom go the ratios!

    Just wanted to vent as its got beyond a joke now.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Gareth: Another person to join my support group.

  48. Gareth says:
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    Cesar Hernandez is starting to pissed me off too. Steal a base you asshole!

  49. Gareth says:
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    G3!

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: G5!

        The trick is to get it to G8! which is a fantasy baseball summit with world leaders.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  50. Five-On-One says:
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    Senor Grey:

    I realize he works for ESPN and they are, less than revered around here, but you rag on Klaw by saying “everyone who ranks prospects had Severino in the top names, except Keith Law who didn’t even list him as a top 100 prospect.” One reason I like your fantasy thoughts is that you rank guys according to how you value them, and don’t care where anyone else ranks them. Klaw has the same approach in ranking prospects for their real life baseball impact. I would have thought you might respect that. That is all. I still love your work.

  51. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Anyone starting Samardzija vs Boston tonight?

  52. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Fowler or Gomez ros? Also, Jansen or Rondon ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerry: Fowler…Jansen

  53. Birdis says:
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    H2H (10 team league)
    R, H, RBI, HR, AVG, OBP, SLG, SB

    Pick 3 OF ROS:
    Soler, Bruce, Polanco, Khris Davis, Piscotty, Castillo, Bradley Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Birdis: Depends on needs… Polanco, Khris Davis, Piscotty

  54. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Is Wong not playing anymore? Drop him for Logan?

  55. booya says:
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    Pick 1 to drop: Bruce, Ozuna, Piscotty, or Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  56. Dale's Murphy says:
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    Puig was dropped in a keeper league. Do I pounce on dat ass?

  57. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft 5 x 5 h2h

    Grandal
    Goldy
    Dozier
    Rendon
    Icarlos
    OF-Melky, Cruz, CarGo
    UTIL-Abreu, Rizzo
    Bench-Buxton, Reddick
    DL-B Ham

    1. Should I loose Grandal to add Miguel Montero, Salvador Pérez, D Norris, or hold?
    2. Khris Davis over any player above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Perez 2. Reddick

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man!

        best,
        Ryan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  58. lb. sand says:
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    Start Tillman @ KC in H2H pts?
    SON hates it (-13.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  59. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    HAHA!! Cheers to your grandfather!! Great comic riffs! More and longer life to him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’d likely either appreciate your kind words or tell you off

  60. lb. sand says:
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    12T H2H pts:
    Alex Wood droppable for a streamer spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  61. Gareth says:
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    Ah, Grandad’s take on things.

    My Grandad once told my Mother that he thought her new boyfriend looked “like one of those down syndromes.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Ah, yes, another era

  62. dem ribbies says:
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    I learned the hard way to never bench your studs.

    Goldie, mired in a 2 for 29 slump slashing 208/310/292, saw the bench for the first and only time this season on Saturday. Went 4-5 with 2 HR and a SB.

    aaaand, I lost my weekly matchup in HRs by 1, OPS by next to nothing, and tied SBs. 2 & 1/2 wins lost b/c I sat Goldie.

    never again. : (

    I wanted to share my shame with the internet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, sorry, but you mess with the Au Shizz you get the shizz

  63. GonzoChicago says:
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    Have Melk man and Duda… Beltran and Khrush available. Would you drop either/both for these 2 ROS?

    In other words- pick the top 2 of those four ROS…

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Melk

  64. Gareth says:
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    Grandma said stuff too that made you pause for a second.

    She said this one Sunday lunchtime while my Brothers and I were watching TV:

    “Is that the Grand Pricks?”

    She meant Formula One Grand Prix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  65. steven says:
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    Grey’s grandfather stories = priceless

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: if these guys would buy who is grey Albright then they would know the awesomeness of your grandfather

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you need a special gift to go with purchase. Like an autographed Grey Albright baseball

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We gave out a baseball signed by Rudy and I one year to the RCL winner…It’s a big gift!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I’d have to pay for rudys John Hancock….wouldn’t I?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not sure if he’d give it to you, afraid you’d use it to start forging checks

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: hey I take offense to that, nothing in my criminal past had anything to do with forgery

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, not yet

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      guess who made the top 20 tomorrow?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I figured because I’m a baller

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I figured I would tell you since you didn’t bother to come into the creeper yesterday to look at my super sweet Mike Schmidt GIF…..Mike had to clean his keyboard after reading my post…if you know what I mean

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      There wasn’t much left to imagine

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      such a nice way of saying I’m not gonna look

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, yeah, I’m by the pool right now chillin

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And looking at your post!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      they have pools in New York? Im so west coast

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but no slide…Sad Trumbo

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      was that an auto correct?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yeah, but I left it

        • Slim Nincompoop says:
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          @J-FOH: Well timed plug!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Slim Nincompoop: it’s really a fun read. I negotiated into my signing with the site….it was the only thing I got, but worth it

            • Slim Nincompoop says:
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              @J-FOH: I’ll have to check it out!

  66. Ryan741 says:
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    Is Samardzija droppable in a H2H points league? I’m guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, and I definitely won’t start him against KC next week…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose him

  67. Mike says:
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    Two potential trades, trying to figure out which side

    Schwarber (could be kept next year at 17th)/Alcides Escobar/Cesar Hernandez
    For Kang(could be kept next year at 17th) / McHugh / Joe Ross

    He’s also offered Schwarber/ Matt Carpenter
    for Kris Bryant/ Mchugh/ Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber sending kang

  68. happy monday grey!

    Sitting in 3rd place in my weekly roto league. Got a good chance and moving up a bunch of points in Wins and Whip. I have 3 spots for 4 starters.

    Morton (@Mia, Col), Hutchinson (Det), Pineda (Hou) and Ventura (Bal).

    Morton has the most risk, but with the Pirates playing well is a nice bet on the wins (I am in 6th place in wins, but only 5 total behind the 1st place team). I am leaning on benching Hutch (who is at home where he is great), but Ventura scares me… what do you think? And thanks!

  69. Blergball says:
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    Drop one of the following for Conforto: Kennedy, Corbin, Bassitt, Heaney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  70. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    Pick one to start this week, in need of saves:
    Tazawa, Pomeranz or Machi

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh… Try Machi

  71. JoeG414 says:
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    Cubs placed OF Jorge Soler on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
    It’ll be at least a four-week injury for Soler, which means he might not play again in the regular season.

    Have to cut in a redraft league , correct ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut him

  72. Charles says:
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    Points league.
    Russel Martin and Stephen Voght just recently put on waivers. Which one ROS? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  73. Boomer19 says:
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    For next year can you rank Cole, Syndergaard and Felix? Is that the correct order? Thanks. Good work today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right

  74. Mike says:
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    thanks for the write-up Grey, awesome as usual.

    I have both Soler and Yelich, both of whom are on the DL. so which of Soler or Yelich would you drop for:

    Khris Davis ; Blanco ; Piscotty ; Coghlan ; Dietrich

    thanks!

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Mike: Soler.

  75. Zeus says:
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    Welcome to NYC Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I leave in about 12 hours

  76. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for today :
    G.Bird – home vs Feldman- Hou.
    H.Urrutia @ KC. Medlen
    N.Swisher – home vs DelaRosa – Col.
    A.LaRoche – home vs Kelly – Bos

    6×6 roto

    No guarantee any of them are playing , since I have to make my choice before 14:00.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      maybe give me your best two ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swisher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche, Swisher

  77. lb. sand says:
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    Doolittle worth holding in H2H pts or stream the spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth holding

  78. Slim Nincompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? As I do sometimes, I rolled without a catcher last week but needed to pick one up yesterday morning. Couldn’t make a decision between Castillo, Gattis, Jaso or Norris. Took the dog on a walk to think it over and the guy that looks like Master Pai Mei (https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/master-pai-mei.jpg?w=650&h=400) was out in his yard situating his lawn ornaments. As I, my dog is fascinated by him and pulled me across the street to say hello. He came over, patted the dog four times on the head and then returned to polishing one of his gnomes. I looked closer at the gnome and it was standing by a clay well. Right then, a conch shell horn sound went off in my head (I think it was in my head). Came home and picked up Wellington Castillo and he drops a bomb yesterday. If Master Pai Mei is correct, “Beef Castle” is good for three more this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Could you ask Master Pai Mei if I should go with Aoki or Ender?

      • Slim Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: I’ll head out there later, but no guarantees that Pai Mei is out there. The missis and I watched the 30-for-30, “Straight Outta L.A.” directed by Ice Cube, over the weekend. More often then not, the 30-for-30 shows are pretty good. This one? Not so much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I will say even though I had some problems with Straight Outta Compton, it was a whole lot better than Straight Outta LA, which was what happens when Ice Cube gets final say on everything

          • Slim Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Totally agree. I just seemed like an hour-long Ice Cube promotion (did you see how he plugged K-Day…thinking he has a large share of the station like we talked about a month back). Totally self-serving. He was trying to establish a symbiotic relationship between the Raiders and the rise of west coast Hip-Hop, but just came across as NWA was directly responsible for the Raiders popularity. Lame.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it felt like a Cube doing a Cube home movie…

              • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                @Grey: MInus the Coors Light references. We were equally disappointed. We switched it up and watched “Wish I Was Here”. Not bad. I’d recommend it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The Pink Floyd song?

                  • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                    @Grey: That was “Wish You Were Here”, but good call. That song is probably better then Zach Braff’s movie. You’re so wise!

                    In a QS league…just had Lester’s day (woo woo!). Still haven’t been able to drop Samardzija. The SON doesn’t like it, what are you feeling at home against Boston? Start, or sit?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ugh, Braff…Yeah, I don’t like him… I wouldn’t start Samardzija in most leagues, but I am starting him in a weekly 15 team league due to his 2nd start this week

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Slim Nincompoop: How bout A.J. Pollock? Last 10 games he’s played in he’s posting a line of 22/47, 14R, 1HR, 5RBI and 7SB’s. Dude’s insane.

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Slim Nincompoop: What’s the beef with braff?

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Slim Nincompoop: That’s awesome! Reminds me of how I felt while holding onto Soler a month ago. Yeah Braff… I liked Scrubs (which he didn’t write), but didn’t know about him funding his movie through KickStarter. That’s bush league.

                      Took the dog out for a walk by Master Pai Mei’s house. He wasn’t out there. Tried to pick up on signs. It is a dead end(er) street and my dog didn’t take a dump, so I guess it means to go with Inciarte. I did.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, totally a Soler moment… Sounds like more reasoning I would’ve used, gotta go with Ender!

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Slim Nincompoop: Have an easy/safe trip back home tomorrow! Is WIFI covered on the flight back as well?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, for $35 I can wifi, effin’ ridiculous…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, and thanks, ‘poop!

  79. Matty says:
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    At this point is a slumping Wong any better than Ass-drub-al or some other waiver wire 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not better

  80. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, Wong is killing me and someone dropped Lemahieu…would you drop or hold? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Switch em

  81. Blake says:
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    I have to start 7 pitchers each week. which 7 out of this bunch would you start? (1pt for SO, 15pts for win)

    C archer
    D Salazar
    P Corbin
    C McHugh
    C Rodon
    T Ross
    A Wood
    M Pineda
    J Chavez

    wood and corbin have 2 starts so they are in, cant sit Ross, Archer or salazaar in my opinion. so 2 spots for pitchers – rodon, McHugh, Pineda or Chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know matchups… Likely bench Pineda and Wood

  82. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey! Just got back from a long weekend in upstate New York, ready to get going for another week in fantasy! Hope you had a great weekend!

    It’s h2h pts / weekly

    Keep Neil Walker at 2b for the week or drop for Chris coughlan (who’s 2b/OF eligible)

    This week Walker faces :
    Series 1: (at Miami & Koehler, hand, Flores, nicolino)

    Series 2: (vs Rockies; Jon gray, rusin, David hale.)

    ———–

    Chris coughlan this week:

    Series 1: one game matchup vs Indians & kluber.

    Next : at SF; Cain, peavy, mad bum,

    Last series: @ Dodgers ; kershaw, latos, wood.)

    —————-

    Next start my Carlos Santana at DH? I’ve decided to bench han ram he’s been iffy.

    Carlos Santana this week:

    @ Cubs & Lester

    Next : (vs Brewers & peralta, Nelson)

    Last series : vs Angels (Richards, shoemaker, weaver.)

    ——

    Or look to add Miguel sano & plug him in at DH?

    Sano this week :
    @ Rays(karns, archer, smyly.)

    Series 2: vs Astros (fiers, kazmir, McCullers.)

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Walker… Sano at DH

  83. steven says:
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    Grey

    Thank you for your continued help.

    I finished the regular season in 1st place in a 5×5, h2h, redraft league with 12 teams (20 players per roster, plus a DL spot).

    Going into my the first round of the playoffs, I need to adjust my roster slightly for this opponent. I’ve been carrying 5 closers, which has been good but it’s unnecessary against this opponent. Would you mind rankers these closers? I understand that it’s likely a bit of a guess.

    David Robertson, AJ Ramos, Shawn Tolleson, Ken Giles and Kevin Jepsen

    My gut says that Ramos and Jepsen would be the first 2 to go, in this order.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks again

    • steven says:
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      @steven:

      Now that I see that Perkins pitched yesterday, I’m thinking Jepsen is the first to go. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Jepsen and Ramos

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        And now I see this…thanks again.

    • steven says:
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      @steven:

      So…since this post, I’ve reviewed the Blog string, and noted that you aren’t too enthused by Wilhelmsen but you advised to drop Jepsen for Wilhelmsen.

      As a result, I’ve answered my own question.

      Thanks Grey

      • steven says:
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        @steven:

        Or, I suppose, more appropriately, you’ve already answered my question.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  84. tentyme says:
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    in a weekly points h2h league 1st rd of the playoffs. Question is Rasiel is eligible at RP/SP with the way he has been pitching would you start him in your RP slot over Osuna to get that extra start out of the pen or play it safe i guess with going with a actual closer. thx for the help Grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Osuna

  85. kratos says:
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    would you stream Happ today @ mia or evaldi vs Hou? 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Eovaldi

  86. Knighttown says:
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    Stream Tomlin in a 12 teamer vs the Brewers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  87. Gareth says:
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    Would you start Jorge De LA Rosa @ the Braves today versus Teheran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  88. pipa says:
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    Hanley is a bust. You think he has anything left in him? Should I drop his ass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for what I guess, but would likely hold

  89. Spammer Jay says:
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    Most people just give props to God for a base hit or HR. Maybe He got tired of dodging Rodney’s arrows. Makes sense to me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  90. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1) SON likes Corbin this week (vSTL $12.5, vOak $13.2), but I’m apprehensive after his last turd. In a 14-tm 9×9 weekly H2H that counts W, L and QS, would you go with Corbin, Morton (@Mia $-2.8, vCol $2.9–I like these matchups more than SON) or a one-start Salazar (vLAA $20.4)or Lester (@LAD $18.3)? I already have a one-start advantage on my opponent, a 2-starter here would give me another.

    2) ROS, same format, pick 2 out of Jungmann, Iglesias, Rodon, Severino, McCullers, Medlen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Salazar 2) Rodon, Severino

  91. henncoop says:
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    Hope you had a great weekend
    So Jepson no longer is the Twin’s closer??? I keep chasing the saves as well ….dropped Rondon (Tigers) for him
    Should I drop Jepson in a weekly lineup league for either Pomeranz or Tazawa or Wihelmsen?? Or just pick up a SP like J Ross & wait till next week to see how things shake out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Jepsen for Wilhemsen

  92. pipa says:
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    Also, what are your thoughts on AlWood. Getting tired of his ass too. Somehow I’m in 4th in a 14 team league with HanRam, AlWood, and Soler, who I just dropped in favor of Taylor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wood

  93. Mark says:
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    Anyone else feeling the willies about starting Kluber today?
    (not your willy, but the willies)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, think you have to start him

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: Agreed, but it shouldn’t be this hard! (insert another willy joke here)

        weclcome to NYC, btw

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! I leave early tomorrow morning, been here since last Wednesday

    • royce! says:
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      @Mark: I’m benching him. Wind is blowing out to RF at ~ 20 mph. I want nothing to do with that.

      • Scott says:
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        @royce!: Me likey. Between 2 teams, I have the first 4 Cubs playing today.

      • royce! says:
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        @royce!: Well, my benching him probably guaranteed a shut out. WTF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  94. yodo says:
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    Drop jepsen for axford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  95. steven says:
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    General question with regard to a “Batty Call”…

    Do you tend to just grab the highest ranked player from Hitter-Tron when you go for a Batty Call, or do you look for hot schmotatoes? Is is a “gut” combo of the two factors?

    I ask because I’ve had a lot of success just using Stream-O-Nator but the Batty Call success still eludes me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I look for hot schmotatoes for a one day batty call…I use Hitter-Tron more for weekly leagues to see who is best for an entire week

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        Gotcha.

  96. Phil Rizutto is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey,
    Who do you like ROS? Span, Aoki or Blanco? Soler has been good enough to provide me with an “opportunity” to grab one of these guys. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Blanco

  97. vurner says:
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    Low on speed drop deshields. Have hernandez,inciarte,odor,deshields as speed l. Drop deshields for bergoius (leadoff hitter for cincy) , burns,blanco,gose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

      • vurner says:
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        @Grey: burns just got picked up :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanco

  98. tb says:
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    Top two
    Polanco,castillo,inciarte,fowler,coghlan,ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Fowler, depends on needs

      • tb says:
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        @Grey: fowlers gone inciarte,polanco,Castillo,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco

  99. Tom says:
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    Strong winds blowing either out to right or best case left to right at Wrigley today. Pleanty of good LHB in lineup for Cubs. Kluber shelled last outing but had 2 very good outings before that. Do I sit Kluber in this week’s H2H match?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, start him

  100. Polka

    Polka says:
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    Grey,
    I want the hockey writer gig-
    sent to the email, let a ninja know what I need
    I eat breath and sleep hockey, especially fantasy…
    thanks,
    Polka
    Caitlyn would end up on a bottle of Tranny fluid not milk carton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool, I’ll look at the email in a few…

  101. GregJeffries says:
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    Have one more quick one for ya Grey –

    Who are you starting this week between Sonny Gray ( at ARI ) and Severino (at ATL)?
    Thanks again! REALLY appreciate the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • GregJeffries says:
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        Thanks buddy!

  102. Paul says:
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    Rest of season for average and counting stats, do you like:

    Coghlan, Panik (when back), Kendrick, Russell, Andrus, or Wong?

    Wieters or D’Arnaud?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coghlan… Travis

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Paul: I definitely agree with Grey. Just be aware that Coghlan is in a strict platoon, and starting this Thursday he faces lefties in 6 of his next 9 games. So try to get a fill in if you can for these games.

  103. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Logan Verrett blurb……thanks fort that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome!

  104. Go Hawks! says:
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    With the way Carlos Gomez has been performing, would you start Parra instead of him in a standard points league?

    I swear to god those two switched bodies when Gomez got traded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Gomez

  105. Ham sandwich says:
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    Which 3 would help win a roto league? No speed needed.
    D.wright, j.harrison, a.Gordon, K.davis, R.castillo, blanco, jbj, m.taylor and maybin?
    Really appreciate you answering everyone’s questions dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Taylor, maybin… No problem

  106. Long Bawls says:
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    Hope you’re enjoying summertime NYC, which gets an unfair rap. Not to boast, but 100% of our sidewalk urine here in Brooklyn is organic and locally sourced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I like to smell it and think of chicken broth

  107. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Is there anyway Anthony Rendon is a good keeper next year in the 10th round – 14 team (h2h)? Over such guys as:

    Arenado (6th)
    Sano (18th)
    Salazar (18th)
    Jose Fernandez (13th)
    Buxton (18th)
    Rizzo (2nd)

    This is also the order I’m thinking about keeping (can keep 4).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  108. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League, (QS=5, W=10, L=-5, Inn=1, K=1, ER=-1, etc.)

    Leake vs STL (Wacha)
    or
    Cain vs CHC (Arrieta) & vs STL (Garcia)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  109. Wilson says:
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    Ozuna or Beltran for ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  110. Long Bawls says:
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    Oh, and not to be a stickler, but I’m pretty sure the proper term for a fully virgined-up fantasy baseballer is actually a jizzhadist.

    You grandfather sounds sort of like mine. He had a stock of jokes he was dimly aware weren’t appropriate, but wasn’t sure why. So–usually in a restaurant or some other public place–he’d whisper the first half so that it was inaudible and, just when we’d relaxed he, having satisfied his PC requirement, would continue, “SO THE COLORED FELLA SAYS…”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… We might share a grandfather…

  111. ebudz says:
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    Yo Grey it’s the final stretch here and I’m trying to lock up 1st place in the regular season standings by winning out these last 2 weeks!

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

    1. Should I start Teheran vs. COL (12.7) tonight?
    2. Which guys would you start tomorrow? Pick all that may apply please:

    8/25
    Corbin vs. STL (13.4)
    Chavez @SEA (8.7)
    A. Wood @CIN (0.0)
    Garcia @ARI (-3.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Chavez, Garcia

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks!

        Okay I already own Garcia so out of my following back end of the rotation guys and their next few starts, am I better off dumping Gausman, Corbin or someone else to pickup Chavez for now? I figure I should hold the guy with the better second start this week right? SON says it would it be Corbin, but Gausman’s matchup against TB looks good too…

        Gausman @TEX (-10.2), vs. TB (6.9)
        Corbin vs. STL (13.4), vs. OAK (13.2)
        Ross @WAS (-1.2), vs. TEX (17.5)
        Rodon vs. SEA (16.2), @MIN (0.5)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Corbin

  112. Fungazi says:
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    Oooohh look at all the drop Wong questions! Looks like he’s about to get blistering hot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

  113. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – great write-up, as usual.
    In a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB
    My current outfield consist of: Calhoun, Zobrist, Peralta, K. Davis with Dietrich on the bench.
    On the Wire are: Werth, Swisher, Gose, Conforto, Kiermaier, Canha and Avisail
    Any of the WW guys better than what I’m currently running with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold

      • Vrugg says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. Brian says:
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    12 team mixed: Should I lock one of the following free agents away as a 4th starter or just keep streaming that spot?

    I Kennedy
    R Iglesias
    C Bassitt

    Also David Peralta sat out 3 days in a row. I know you vented above about him, is he not an everyday starter?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers… He’s not an everyday guy

  115. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    The Lucroy blurb sounded like a Pakalu Papito tweet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who that is

  116. booya says:
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    Cueto or Price ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  117. Scott says:
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    It’s a pitching duel between Jiffy Klube and MoLester. Who will blink first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: My money’s on Lindor busting it open.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take that

  118. Phil says:
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    Conforto or Joc ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  119. Carnac says:
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    After so many years enjoying watching baseball, it breaks my heart to leave it… I’ve been driven away from the game I love by the song on that Mastercard/cancer commercial.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MasterCard commercial makes me want Amex

      • Carnac says:
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        It’s turned me pro-cancer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It does make me think if I get cancer I’m going to take out a bunch of MasterCards and run them to the limit

          • Carnac says:
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            Hahaha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: that was the last straw?

      • Carnac says:
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        A: 1,000 lbs

        Q: What was the weight of the last straw?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Carnac: and the ex wife

  120. dem ribbies says:
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    in a 10 team daily H2H (QS instead of W) – who would you rather have as an SP9 (basically a rostered streamer)

    Taylor Jungmann
    Derek Holland
    Rubby

    Just need someone as a bridge arm in a SP heavy league until Stroman comes back (had a simulated start yesterday w/o a setback so should be 2 weeks out)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Holland

  121. Gareth says:
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    Wonder if anybody ACTUALLY sat Kluber today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t imagine ever sitting him

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Thats why I was suprised by some of the commenters today. Sit Kluber? Really?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you can’t

  122. Mike says:
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    Which two would you rather own ROS (I’m getting real real close to leagues’ move limit)

    Nola, Eovaldi, Bauer, Heston, Rubby De La Rosa, Kris Medlin….

    It’s slim pickins, I know, but gotta stitch something together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Eovaldi

  123. Long Bawls says:
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    Lost all your money investing in that hot Chinese microcap your hallucinations told you about? Take heart, because it could be worse. You could have 5 hitters going in this afternoon’s game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Microcap could still come around

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: You hear ’em too, huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they’re actually outside my window right now

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: Haha! Course, I’ll have to assume the window’s an hallucination too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah… Well of course

  124. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I really have no idea if I should drop Smith (Sea.) . I read the Quotes from Mcdumbass and I don’t even think the Mariner pitchers know whats going on. I own both Wilhemson and Smith on that team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly droppable but who knows

  125. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    @Grey: I think Correa’s power numbers are unsustainable and that with where his speed will be by his power prime he will be a 20-20 guy with a good average. So probably a bit better than Desmond at his peak, which is very valuable. I’d take Correa over Sano for next season, since with Sano’s career numbers he is probably a good candidate for a sophomore slump (at least in terms of average), but I want Sano long-term over Correa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  126. tb says:
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    Piscotty or ozuna?

  127. Filkarri says:
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    Trying to hang onto first place in a yahoo 12 teamer. I’ve lost Soler and Grichuk to the DL, so I’m now throwing Vogt into the RF slot. I only have 2 moves left on the year, should I burn one for Piscotty or Jackie Bradley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  128. Scott says:
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    Hector Rondon FTW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  129. Scott says:
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    Schwarbs showed that hot rookies will still fall to an ace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber’s hitting like .100 in the last week

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i know i was lucky i played him last week in one spot, he still homered like 3 times though.

  130. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    man, i wish this deal would’ve come around yesterday, this owner said he wanted hitter for joc as main piece. that’s why i gave up on getting joc and went with melancon + iglesias for upton. i can get done this one now though
    1. my k-rob + hammel for joc + warren (or broxton). i’m pretty sure neither of warren or broxton would be keepers

    next year’s roster would look like this if i did it
    C (could go zunino, but as bad as my team is now, i’d do better only keeping 24)
    1B fielder
    2B profar (or he’s NA again), or drop somebody else and keep forsythe
    SS andrus
    3B franco
    LF upton
    CF joc
    RF stanton
    util beltre
    BN gallo/tomas/choo
    NA t.anderson/tapia/mazara (or n.williams)
    I’d still pretty much have to deal Tomas or Franco for another position, like 2B/SP/RP/C
    SP darvish/liriano/fiers/holland/quintana/heaney
    RP Giles/Tolleson/Kela
    NA Urias/Bradley
    I could keep 24 of these, so would still have to drop 1, but my CF is fixed.
    1 major reason to do this is that i probably couldn’t keep all of hammel/fiers/heaney/darvish/liriano/quintana anyway, and keeping K-Rob would take away from keeping an extra prospect hitter or maybe N.Jones instead. 2 closers is enough in 20 team leagues i’m guessing. I can replace Hammel with Hendricks right now.

    Reason not to would be is if Hammel is that much of an upgrade over Quintana/Fiers/Heaney. I do need steals badly now, with Leonys dropped and Andrus not doing those much anymore.
    Guys that i likely won’t be keeping unless some massive changes are Forsythe/Zunino/Rasmus/Beltran/Hicks/May/N.Jones/Walden. without this trade roster for next year is
    C
    1B fielder
    2B Profar
    SS andrus
    3B franco
    LF upton
    CF hicks (or none)
    RF stanton
    util beltre
    BN choo/gallo/tomas
    NA tapia/t.anderson/mazara (or n.williams)
    SP liriano/hammel/fiers/quintana/heaney/darvish
    RP giles/k-rob/kela/tolleson
    NA urias/bradley
    To make 1 draft pick i’d have to cut 2 out of Bradley/Tapia/Maz or N.Will/Quintana or Hammel or Fiers/Hicks.
    Is this an easy Joc? I have to have 9 minimum TEX players (which i do under each of these).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s easy…Take Joc…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: for next year (i can’t do this now, owner with odor is competing) is my franco (or tomas + something) for odor a good idea? unless beltre retires i’ll have gallo/beltre/franco/tomas/stanton for at most 3 or 4 spots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: F! guy sent hammel deal about 23 minutes before CUBS played, so rosters locked. since he yesterday said he’d only move Joc for Hitter as main piece of deal i didn’t wait at computer for new offer and last night went with upton deal first. this guy has such good SP already it seemed he wouldn’t move Joc for anything i’d give, but apparently he will for hammel +k-rob. now i gotta wait till next year unless he takes quintana or fiers in place of hammel.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

  131. ScreechOwl says:
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    Goodness, I’ve gotten so much value from Carlos Correa this year that I’m tempted to name my firstborn after him, but when I stop to think about it, I’ve gotten a bunch of value from Sano, as well. I guess the lesson here is that it’s better to have both than to pick between them.

    I feel like Correa is a little safer in the short term, but I think Sano is safer over the long term. Then again, my team’s window of opportunity will be open for the next few years, so maybe I just need them both. Correa’s probably already the best shortstop. I can’t think of anyone I’d trade him for right now, at least in a keeper league. Sano could be the second or third best thid baseman next year, and it looks like the projection systems all like him more than they like Correa, though this is fantasy, not reality, so Correa’s stolen bases mean something.

    Why did you have to ask such a hard question? WHY? Now I’m not going to be productive for the rest of the day.

    Okay, fine. I pick Correa, but only because he’s a shortstop who’s going to hit like Tulo without breaking his neck every July, but I think Sano is going to be a power monster for the next decade. I think his ceiling is higher, but being the best shortstop with both power and speed is hard to beat. Then again, I think Correa’s power is not quite as good as what we’ve seen this year, and Sano’s will only get better.

    Fine, I pick Correa.

    I’m waffling so much on that that I kinda want to go to IHOP.

    So, why don’t I hop over to the most important question that has ever been asked ever in the history of everything.

    Naw, I’ll go with the third most important question. Do you think Rendon or Odor will be better next year?

    The second most important question, of course, is whether you’d rather name a baby after Kris Bryant, Chris Archer, Khris Davis, or Rougned Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we just have multiple children and named them after all of them?

  132. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Yelich due back tomm. Dumped Melky for him. I’m thinking Melky should have worked out with Arod and Bonds in the off season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, needed something

  133. Dangerfield51 says:
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    H2H points 10 team, we start a max of 9 SPs per week. Currently I only have 8 starts. Looking at putting a claim in for Severino, drop Bruce or M duffy. Position eligibility doesn’t matter.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Bruce

  134. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    In 1 RCL my Pitching has been great and my hitting been in a funk and the other RCL visa versa . Really want to combine them. Driving me nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  135. Assy says:
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    Piscotty 2 Hottie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  136. Robert says:
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    To replace Soler: Buxton, OZUNA, Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  137. goodfold2 says:
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    JD is still around in hockey side right, he just reinvited everybody back for season 2 of the Razz league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s not around anymore

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: interesting he’s still running the razzball hockey league then.

  138. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 man h2h looking for 1 guy to fill in at UTIL

    my team
    grandal
    rizzo
    dietrich
    valencia
    correa
    cruz
    beltran
    piscotty
    cespedes

    Options @ UTIL:: Matt Duffy, Pedro Alvarez, Coghlan ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

      • Anthony says:
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        @Grey:

        hmm just thought about something – What about Duffy in for Valencia – Alvarez @ UTIL ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that works

  139. John says:
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    Love that two days ago Yelich could be out for the year and today he could be back tomorrow. Of course I dropped him. Are ESPN reporters all interns paid by the word (ok, I feel better now)? How does the Yelich deal impact Ozuna if at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna could lose PT

  140. J-Money says:
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    12 Team OPS – Wong at second, you burning your waiver on Coghlan? Gennet, Owings available..

    Also, how does Rodon rank in a K/9 league ROS?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Scooter… Rodon is top 50, could become a streamer or shutdown

  141. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The batty call spell has been broken courtesy of messers Flores and Suarez!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yeah! No tales of whoa tonight Nothing sweeter than getting a Gary Cohen “It’s outta here!” for a batty call.

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          @Fred Garvin MP: Now a Flores doulbe and a 2 run Suarez double. Gee, that’s funny, I don’t remember taking a Cialis.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, totally

  142. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Hope you’re able to stay cool in NY.
    Should I drop Andres Blanco for Flores? Blanco’s been hot, but Flores seems to be getting hot and having Wright back in the line up a few days a week should be a good thing. I’d drop Reynolds, but the tasty match up in ARI is tough to pass up. Blanco is up against NYM pitching this series. I can always pick him up in a few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go with Flores

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  143. Yb says:
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    Added hernandez, blanco, inciarte because i needed speed and now yelich is coming off the dl who do i drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanco

  144. Tomy says:
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    Pick 1 Ozuna,Piscotty,Castillo,Cahna

    Drop wong in 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty…Sure

  145. hondo says:
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    Throw out the first inning and Medlen looked really good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I suppose, but you’re trusting him?

  146. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    I need holds would you rather Storen or Joe Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  147. Doing itBIG says:
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    ozuna, piscotty, Castillo, or yelich pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  148. Dd says:
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    Need to drop one teams low on speed. Blanco, Hernandez , yelich, inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanco

  149. Wilsonian says:
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    Sorry for the catcher question…

    Montero, Beef Wellington, d’Arnaud?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    *just for the time being

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  150. Bammers says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5 dynasty league.. I have the number 2 waiver claim. Should I go ahead and place a claim on Trea Turner, or wait until Hector Olivera becomes available and take a shot on getting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for Olivera

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