It feels like only yesterday when everything was right in the world.  An animated blue bird landed on my window ledge and sung to me about boobies and other things the republicans want to make illegal, then another animated bird joined him and sung to me about foie gras and other things the democrats want to make illegal, then a centrist animated bird landed and said a lot of nothing that could neither be refuted nor approved.  Why do I have all of these damn cartoon birds but no Carlos Carrasco?!  Yesterday, Carrasco hit the DL with a sore shoulder.  This sounds to me like an early shutdown is not too far off.  “Hello, shopping mall ear piercer, can you put a diamond stud in the hole in my heart that Carrasco left?”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a double slam (10, 11) and legs (14).  “Still having a very solid season,” says the guy in a Points league.  “I’m not in a Points league,” says the guy not in a Points league.  If Brantley has a huge September, he could redeem his entire season.  Season ends tomorrow with 11 HRs and 14 SBs, I’m not happy.  He gets to 17 HRs and 17 SBs and I’d say if you’re complaining about Brantley, you’re complaining about the wrong guy on your team.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .306.  Bogaerts has had a decent year, right?  Yeah, he has.  If Lindor played all year, he would’ve been waaaaay better than Bogaerts.  Yes, five A’s, and no Semien, Reddick or Burns.

Wily Peralta – 2 2/3 IP, 2 ER.  I actually own him in one very, very….*cut to ten minutes later*…very deep league and I won’t even start him.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Can I make Domingo Santana my unofficial first sleeper of 2016?  Yes, yes I can.

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers, hitting .248.  Why didn’t Carlos Santana go off banshee-style when I said to drop him?  Honestly, I kinda wouldn’t mind Lucroy hitting a bunch of useless homers in September so next year people look at his stats and still draft him.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  But what about Lind?!  Oh, he did nothing.  Carry on.

Hanley Ramirez – 0-for-4.  Says he’ll be playing 1st base next year.  August Grey in 2016 phoned in from the future and said, “Hanley will be DH’ing in 2017.”

Devon Travis – Received another cortisone shot.  “That’s our boy!”  Encarnacion and Bautista said as they passed out cigars.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Also, in this game, Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-4) hit his 25th homer.  Instead of high fives, the Blue Jays have begun miming sticking cortisone shots into their shoulder to celebrate.

Chris Colabello – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.   He got cold, right?  Well, if you mean that as in his name has Cola in it and cold is a good thing, then, yeah, he got cold.  He’s hitting .332 on the year.  It’s just too bad he’s not in the everyday 1927 Blue Jays lineup.

Delino DeShields – 2-for-5 and a slam (2) and legs (22).  Also, in this game, Rougned Odor (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 11th homer.  Doesn’t DeShields/Odor sound like Mennen won the naming rights to Ranger players?

Howie Kendrick – Could begin a rehab assignment soon.  Love to be a fly on the wall when management explains to Mattingly who Kendrick is.  “So, he was our 2nd baseman?  This year?  Then who is Yeltu?  I have the lineup card upside down?”

Julio Urias – Mattingly said Urias will not be up in early September, adding, “I can only remember so many names, and whether to read left to right!”

Yasmani Grandal – Out yesterday with a sore shoulder.  Sadly (not sadly, I don’t care), I carried him for about three months, but grabbed The Beef two days ago to fill-in, and yesterday I finally just dropped Grandal.

Alex Wood – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks.  I’ve long been a Wood apologist, which sounds like I’m trying to get more teak into Ikea, but this was not a good start by him.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start either, and I’d look elsewhere in most shallower leagues.

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  During each at-bat, Utley holds the phone towards the field with Ryan Howard on the other end, just so he can get a taste of the winning.

Justin Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Haven’t heard much of this guy in the comments, until yesterday it seemed like a few people were ready to drop him.  And that was all it took.

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 12th save with a 1.03 ERA.  Holland didn’t get into the game because his shoulder was still cranky.  It just needs a good nap!

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Last time out, Sano was the loser in next year’s draft pick-off with Correa.  Though, can we call Sano a loser at anything?  No, actually, we’re obligated not to call him a loser.  Okay, today’s match is him vs. Carlos Gomez?  Who will be drafted first next year?

Brian Dozier – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  He’ll be in the running for the first 2nd baseman off the board next year, and I’ll be running away from drafting a top 2nd baseman.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer.  Rosario must be the king of homering and then doing nothing, because every time I look at him to see if he’s a rising schmotato, I find bumbaclot nothing.

Nate Karns – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.69.  Damn, this start came against the Twins, so even if you didn’t own Karns up until yesterday, you definitely grabbed him.  Turned out, you were wearing concrete boots and weren’t get past this stream.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-5, 1 RBI and two steals (14, 15).  Too bad for him that he’s not very good.  Well, too bad for you too if you A) Own him.  B) Are his agent and hoping for a big contract to help pay for the single mother you’re dating.  C)  There’s no C.

Curt Casali – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Yes, you would’ve been better off drafting Casali than Wieters.  Granted, in Yahoo, there’s no way Casali was in the system to draft.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .314.  Hey, that’s my pi!

Giancarlo Stanton – Hoping to return in about ten days.  His H2H owners just held a handkerchief to their forehead and fainted into a pile of dirty underwear.   Before we all start giving Giancarlo a reach around, or, at least before we all line up behind me, I wouldn’t be surprised if he returns and only plays sporadically.

Brad Hand – 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  If only I made my fantasy decisions on inner monologue puns and said to myself yesterday, “Let’s give my fantasy team a Hand.”

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he returned from the DL.  Yelich is glad to be back with the Marlins, because the summer camp he used to attend with Subway Jared closed down.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-4, 2 runs and 4 steals (42, 43, 44, 45).  SAGNOF + Cervelli = Annette Funicello.  Wow, math’s way off there.  Was supposed to equal “lots of steals.”

A.J. Burnett – Will throw a simulated game on Sunday.  2010-14 Apricot Juice would’ve retired already to Barbados and been chucking coconuts into a hamper during a game of Caribbean hamperball.

Charlie Morton – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I actually streamed him in one league and he was cruising — one run into the fifth inning — and I was like, “I’m bad, I’m bad, jam on it,” then I ate dinner and returned to this fake vomit-looking start.  Huckin’ fell, man!

Jered Weaver – 5 2.3 IP, 6 ER vs. Alfredo Simon 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER. There was a side bet for this game, Weaver bet Simon he could look worse than his mullet, and Simon bet Weaver he could look worse than his arrest record.  In the end, no one won, as it should’ve been.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 34th homer.  Across the aisle, Miguel Cabrera (3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) was playing.  Which brings me to a semi-related point, I wonder if Miggy has one more “Jack Palance doing one-handed pushups” power displays left in him like Pujols is showing.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Yoenis is the Yo form of enis, and you’re making my enis excited!

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Just about all Mets bats are hot, but d’Arnaud takes the cake.  “I’ve been looking for that!”  That’s Billy Butler searching for a late night snack.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  It feels like the Mets season is going to play out like an O. Henry short story.  “Yay, we finally have hitting…And we have to shut down all our pitching.”

Ryan Howard – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer and 2nd homer in as many games.  Not a chance anyone picks up your bloated salary, Howard, no reason to try to play your way off the Phils.  Oh, and hot schmotato alert.

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I batty called him on Monday for his 3-for-5 game, but dropped him, and I’d pick him back up since he looks hot.

Domonic Brown – 2-for-4.  Okay, not 100% sure if the Phillies bats are hot or the Mets pitching is not.  We need EW’s Jessica Shaw.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  Wow, he played?  What a treat!

Jaime Garcia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  No matter how many times I state his ERA is below 2 (now at 1.77) I’m still shocked.

Thomas Pham – 3-for-5, 3 runs.  I had Thai for dinner yesterday and I could’ve sworn I had a dish called Pham.

CC Sabathia – Hoping for a quick return.  Honestly, I didn’t think CC did anything quickly.

Ivan Nova – 4 IP, 7 ER.  Damn, Nova shone too bright and burned himself out.

Marwin Gonzalez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s had nine big games this year.  How do I know this?  Because every time he hits a home run, I consider saying, “My favorite Marwin, hot schmotato, Mad Libs in something else!”  But I don’t say anything because I look at his recent games played and am yawnstipated.  He’s kinda hot garbage in the trunk of the car you left on the surface of the sun, and has been hitting near-.175 in the last week.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  “Did someone say hot garbage?  I lived on that for three years!”  We know, Gattis, we know.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Though, the box score said it was his 2nd homer because he switched leagues, and for a second, I thought maybe he did only have two homers this year because he’s been so bad.  The comment droppers were circling his dead corpse yesterday, too.  I’m just glad Gomez started hitting homers prior to this Friday when I was going to say to drop him.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.28.  Hey, his neighbor is Marla Gibbs!

Mike Montgomery – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  That was another sweet stream by me.  *lines up rusty nails on desk, bangs head repeatedly, realizes they were Rusty Nails, the drink, sees the mess I made by spilling them*  Cougs!  Help!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 38th homer.  Great, now JB, fresh from his honeymoon, will have Cruz to torment me with again on next week’s podcast.  By the by, JB has returned and is back over at our fantasy basketball side of things.

Ketel Marte – 3-for-5, hitting near-.420 in the last week and he has speed.  If you need SAGNOF or just a drink and one Ketel, I’d grab him.

Tom Wilhelmsen – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save.  Apparently, Lloyd Christmas wanted Wilhelmsen to close again last night.  Tomorrow, he may call on the Easter Bunny.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  On a related note, you know how Hawk Harrelson says after a homer, “You can put it on the board!  Yes!”  After sex, I yell, “You can put it on the headboard!  Yes!”

Billy Burns – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 25th steal.  Burns has been hot.  Well, that’s appropriate.

Jesse Chavez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  No idea what the Stream-o-Nator said about these starts yesterday, and maybe that was the problem, but yesterday felt like the worst day ever to stream.

Matt Cain – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Some days you just wish you didn’t stream anyone.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I’m going off of memory here, but has he hit a home run in every game he’s played?

Miguel Montero – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Considering his seasons have been all over the place — good one year, bad another year — it seems like he should be in the El Cubanati, but only his last name could get him in.

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.22.  I know real world awards like Cy Young don’t matter for this shizz, but if Arrieta has a solid September and gets to 18 or 19 wins, he’s gonna give the Dodger aces a run for their Cy Young money, Lil Wayne.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (9, 10).  Every time he hits a home run, it’s like when that kid in middle school would say, “I’m not touching you,” then hold his finger about a half an inch from your face.

James Shields – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  This annoying guy is actually touching you.

Denard Span – 0-for-4 as he returned from the DL.  Since the question always comes up (maybe once a month), Span or Revere?  I’m going Span.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I saw Zimmerman hit a home run, and I honestly had to double check to make sure he only had one N on the end of his name.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I’ve seen Ramos hit a handful of homers in less-than-a-handful of games, so if he’s out there, I’d grab him for a quick schmotatoing.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  One run came off a Gyorko homer, which is like saying, “The only blemish to my ulcer is this kidney stone.”

  1. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Ketel is good. Carrasco on DL is not. MC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: I finally watched last week’s… I knew he was going home…Next up to hit the road is Hetel and Katrina

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Crazy Eyes Katrina?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  2. WThothot says:
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    Need a DL slot for Carrasco but already have Stanton and Hamilton on DL. Would it be crazy to drop Billy Hamilton in a competitive points league if I’m way out front in SBs (45+ ahead of next team)?

    Or is the smarter move to drop Carrasco, hedging on the early shutdown, even though I desperately need pitching stats? Or do nothing.

    a)Drop Hamilton
    b) Drop Carrasco
    c) Hold for now

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @WThothot:points leagues are free from the tyranny of SAGNOFF and its evil overvalued spawn like Billy Hamilton. ergo, you are not in a points league.

      • WThothot says:
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        @Manley Ramirez:
        lol; crap, meant roto league.

  3. Sgt. Mahoney says:
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    Great stuff as usual, sir. Need a Carrasco replacement…Hutchinson or J. Kelley?

  4. Nick says:
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    ROS Keeper league at OF:
    what to do with cooling down Eaton ?
    Eaton has been a hot ride early half august,,, and a nice commodity all season, especially in 1B… (stat i need) but overall he is “only” 10HR – 12 SB
    now he ‘s been a little poney for 2weeks!! 1HR – 1SB .228avg, dropping time?

    Jacky Bradley or Khris Davis for him, or Deshields
    Jacky is top 10 overall last 3 weeks with High avg
    Khris is top of the pop in HR, with low avg
    Delino has “no”power but speed, and rookie who can be more valuable next season than let’s say a Revere (owned @70%)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Depends on needs… DeShields for same thing as Eaton with more speed

  5. Slimbo says:
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    Hey

    Which side in a shallow keeper

    Braun or Frazier

    Also which side
    Betts/frazier/Reyes or Rizzo/springer/Braun

    Thanks!

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Slimbo: Frazier over Braun…..Rizzo side.

      • Slimbo says:
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        @Manley Ramirez:

        Thx eh…is doolittle worth holding onto in a 8 teamer wit saves+holds

        • Manley Ramirez says:
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          @Slimbo: No. His velo is still way down. Get him off your team before he does more damage.

    • Nate says:
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      @Slimbo:

      Frazier side, but it’s close.

      Rizzo side and it’s not close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Agree with Manley

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Good work, solid effort. Yeoman’s work!

    a. Can’t figure out Chavez for the life of me. If he can pitch well in Oak then he should be able to pitch in Seattle (a noted pitcher’s park) but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Anyway, got away with starting Syndergaard and Stras, which leads me to my second point…

    b. Has the Rangers OF Strausborger (sp?) faced Strasburg yet? What is his BA versus Strasburg?

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘NBA’s Dwight Howard was recently named Defensive Player of the Year. When contacted about the award, a surprised Howard said : ‘Defensive? Me? Since when?”

    Cheers,
    Ante

  7. JvanSlyke says:
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    Hahah at Jared and Yelich.

    Carrasco is a killer. I’m in first by a thread and this will be a huge hit. have to add another stream or two to my rotation, could you help with the following

    Streamonator loves Pineada tonight. Just took a hit to my sensitive era and whip with Karns start. Is Pineada a huge risk or ok to stream?

    Who do you like most of this group:
    Nola at Sd, Smyly vs Minn (worries me after what they did to Karns) or Severino at Atl?

    Thanks!!

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @JvanSlyke: Nola is home…..think i’d prefer Severino regardless.

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @JvanSlyke: Smyly ($21.1), Nola ($8.1) then Serevino ($4.8).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JvanSlyke: Pineda is risky…Severino, Nola

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry to be dense, but I take it (from your response) that you aren’t in agreement with the Stream-O-Nator’s endorsement of Smyly’s start tomorrow (8/27) vs. Minn. Is my understanding correct?

        BTW, major props to you for staying strong in your endorsement of J Garcia yesterday on the road vs the SF Giants. Stream-O-Nator had this start as a “negative value” (I believe a – $2, but I could be mistaken). Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t trust Smyly, he doesn’t seem fully back yet…After this next start he might be though

          • steven says:
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            @Grey:

            Got it. Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • JvanSlyke says:
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      @JvanSlyke:

      Thanks guys. Benching Pineada, picked up Nola so have he, Severino and Happ this week

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  8. thorbs says:
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    Good stuff!

    Q about pitchers like Shields/Samardzjia.

    With H2H playoffs around the corner, are these guys even startable with their Jekyll & Hyde consistency?

    FWIW I’ve also got Greinke, Keuchel, Hamels, Hammel, Erasmo, Heaney, Wood and Holland with Burnett coming off the DL, and was considering starting Greinke/Keuchel/Hamels/Hammel 100%, then just playing matchups with the rest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thorbs: They’re not startable

  9. I think you meant to write Karns played against the Twins (not the Rays).

    So what’s your pick on how high Sano gets drafted? Third round?

    Would you start Ross on the road against the Nats? I’m guessing not.

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      @Enrique: Wonder why SON hates this so much. Does it concur with a certain Razzball writer’s opinion that Ryan Zimmerman is an MVP candidate? Can’t see the signs of Werth’s decline underneath his bushy beard? Fears the return of the powerfull Denard Span?

      • @Manley Ramirez: Ross’ stats are actually better on the road. But I just feel so much better starting my Hodgepadres at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, typo…Fixed… Sano in the 3rd/4th sounds like it’s headed that way, depends on POS…I’d start Ross, it’s not safe

  10. Wilson says:
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    I am tired about A Rod.
    A Rod or Howard for coming a week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

  11. Swfcdan says:
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    What to do with complete rotation back (or I should say crap) enders in deep leagues. Have YoMierda Gallardo, Karns and effing Santana in my 16 teamer. Its H2H and idea was to beef up on wins and Ks, as I already have a solid front 6. Should I just bench their asses unless it is a total gimme matchup? Any problem kicking them to the curb?

    Also start Ketel over Wong right now? Not sure if he’s playing everyday and my Wong seems wonky right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I don’t have a problem with it if you have replacements…Sure

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Yo-mierda would mean (I shit) in Spanish btw, think that should be his new nickname now lol as he is an insult to Yoga these days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @Grey: One day I will have a glossary term I created appear on the razzball glossary list. One day!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good luck!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do appreciate modest goals though

              • Swfcdan says:
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                @Grey: Who doesn’t have it on their to-do list after all!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  12. Robert says:
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    Fill in for Carrasco: Verlander, McCullers, Kennedy, Medlen?

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Robert: McCullers, but his starts are going to be spread out so he’s only going once a week. Meh on Kennedy. No thanks on Verlander and Medlen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Agree with ‘poop

  13. The Phatman says:
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    In a world where Springer comes back I will need to drop someone to make room for him. Out of: Rasmus, Aybar, Solarte, who is most droppable? I know you’re wondering what those 3 are all doing on the same team but keep in mind this league is Kardashian deep. Thanks.

      • The Phatman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would you bench Chen today on the road in KC?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  14. Hawk says:
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    10 team, 5×5 roto keeper – we keep 10 guys.

    I have Felix and enough quality starters that he’s deal-able. Looking to get power in return. What level hitter should I be looking at as fair return? Player rater has Felix as #20 SP – should I be looking at the #20ish hitters? That puts me around Jose Abreu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Sure, try around top 20 hitter

  15. Five-On-One says:
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    Some Pitching questions this morning, y’all. Looking at hot garbage (at best) for the back end of my rotation for this week, Please rank top three options from the following (with SON values):

    2-start Tillman @KC (-17.6), vTB (-7.4) (not sure why SON hates him, he has been pretty good recently)
    2-start Chen @KC (-9.9), vTB (4.4) (same question re Chen)
    2-start BAnderson @CIN (3.3), vSF (5.9) (I’ve gotten burned by streaming him before)
    2-start Colon @PHI (8.6), vPHI (21.9) (SON has this as a slam-dunk, but it is Colon and PHI has been hitting lately, so…)
    2-start Peavy vCUBS (3.5), @LAD (-15.1)
    1-start Fiers @MIN (5.5) (and of course he was on my bench for his no hitter)
    1-start Latos vCUBS (0.8)

    All advice is welcome.

    And Bruce Rondon over Jespen for this week. Right?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Also McHugh is an option – 1 start @NYY (-$14.8). He has been good lately and the NYY offense has gone cold, but with that SON value I hesitate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: These are pretty bad… Fiers, Colon, Chen

  16. The Tribe says:
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    Grey, what say you sir – starting verlander tonight home vs Angels? Ratios are very very important above anything else.

    Thanks, NJ love!

  17. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB, WHYYYYYYYYYYY???????? Why did it have to be Carrasco?

    You ever check your team and see one of your pitchers that hasn’t pitched in a few days have a highlighted news tab, and before you open it you know already what it is? Yup. Last night, I saw it for Carlos and already knew. I didn’t even have to open the tab. I did, though.

    Oh well, at least we still have our Shiba business…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I know, effin’ miserable news on Carrasco… We need to name the Shibu business today…

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Phil of the Future: “Shibush”, “Just Another Dog In The Wall” or “Airbuds”?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        We’ve Got Bush!

        • Slim Nincompoop says:
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          @Grey: You could just go the literal route…Canines N’ Hedges or Bushdogs? Couldn’t you see a bunch of old dudes gravitating from “Old Guy’s Rule” attire to a “Bushdogs” get-up?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Inu/In Bush?

  18. Brett says:
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    Gausman or Iglesias?

    Thanks

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Brett: Tough one by current stats, easy one by true talent. Gausman.

  19. Strolg says:
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    No mention of Blackmon no longer being at the front of the bus?

  20. Wilson says:
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    B Rondon or Wilhelmsen for saves ROS? Thanks

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Wilson: Is suicide an option?

      Rondon… only because I feel his hold is better than Wilhelmson due to the Tigers needing to figure out if he can close or not… Both teams should win about the same amount of games the rest of the year…

  21. Five-On-One says:
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    Need help in the OF. Options are Canha, Gose, Alex Gordon, Venable, Leonys, OZUNA, Rios, Bourn, KMarte, Joc. Please rank top three. Thanks in advance.

  22. Nate says:
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    In a 14 team H2H league (that I am ion good position to win) I need to drop my (only) bench bat to stream (have Stanton coming back soon anyway and would need to clear room).

    Which of these guys would you let go of: Granderson, K. Davis, Burns or Buxton

  23. MisterMister says:
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    Gah. What an awful day. My 1st place RCL team lost 4 and 1/2 from that mess. Streamed Karns *and* Milone, and my hitters went .189 on the day (AVG down from 1st to 5th). Combined with that deGromination the night before, and my 13-point lead is down to 6.

    AND I lost Carrasco.

    My DL slots currently house Dickerson and Matz. 46 more starts left, so I’ll need whatever QS Matz and now Carrasco can still give (the strategy *was* working well – comfortable saves lead, 10-11 in ratios, on pace for 1st/2nd in K and Wins). In theory, 2 weeks of Dickerson could help AVG, but no HR or SB in either his one week of June games or his one week of July games. Plantar fasciitis still looms… Time to eject the CD, right?

    • MisterMister says:
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      Current OF-eligible on team: POLLOCK, Piscotty, Revere, Span, Trumbo, Gose, Cesar and Odubel. Dickerson joins Gordon, Grichuk and Myers as injured F/A, so… see ya, CD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MisterMister: You sound like you’re co-managing my RCL team… Lose CD

  24. Wilson says:
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    Fowler, D Peralta, Canha, R Zimmernan, Howard, rank them for ROS, Thanks

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Wilson: I like Peralta, but apparently more than his manager does! Guy has been on fire and gets the bench every third/fourth game? Even came in and got a pinch hit last night. Plays good defense… Peralta should be in the lineup everyday, but they keep getting Tomas in there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Fowler, Peralta, Zimm

  25. booya says:
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    Would you rather have Price or J Up in a vacuum?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @booya: Price.

  26. CMUTimmah says:
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    Starting Lineup a month ago:

    C Vogt
    1B Abreu
    2B Wong/Rendon
    3B Carpenter
    SS Tulo
    OF Stanton
    OF C Dick
    OF Burns/Maybin
    Util Pujols

    Starting lineup now:
    C Martin (not ever move can be gold)
    1B Abreu
    2B Rendon
    3B Kang
    SS Correa/Tulo
    OF Stanton (one day, but David Peralta/Belt today)
    OF CarGo
    OF Crush Davis
    Util Pujols

    Somehow… my hitting numbers went down, but I feel I made the write moves by talent.

    Also, I’ve retired from streaming. I always get burned. We get 3 moves a week, so I counter the stream game by just holding 12 pitchers that are at least decent.

  27. Sideshow says:
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    Will Venable or Travis Shaw rest of the year?

  28. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Started and finished Happy Valley – gracias. Nice bird scenario in the Carrasco blurb too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Nice, now watch Daredevil… I watched MC from last week finally…I called Tommy Lust

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I told the other Mrs. that as it happened. she’s perplexed that I comment on a fantasy baseball website (which she insists is Dungeons and Dragons for jocks) under the name Mrs. Featherbottom and talk about cooking shows and hiphop. I’m thinking next up is Hethel or Nick. Katrina stays on for at least 2 more weeks (they never boot someone after a super close call).
        I tried Daredevil, wasn’t really into it. I might move on to Oz or Homefront next.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nick’s my wild card to win, beating out Derrick…. Don’t think he’s going anywhere…He’s just normal enough to not make the show look stupid for having him win… Hetel has to go next or very soon… Homeland, you mean? It’s okay, 1st season is great, then it falls off…. I’ve never watched more than a few episodes of Oz, it was okay, didn’t have me wanting to watch more…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: oh so now you like nick….paaaaalease

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t like him, but I get the sense the show is building him… Katrina is a mess, no way she wins… Hetel is a vegan or something, no way she wins…Stephen is crazy, he won’t win… Derrick is semi-normal, can win…Mexican girl whose name I don’t remember can win and Nick…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: so 2hat your saying is anyone can win…except the vegetarian and the basket case. Derrick will only lose if he puts too much in presentation and not enough on flavor. The Mexican is claudia. She should be top 5.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My best guess right now: Derrick wins beating Claudia (cause they prolly like guy vs. girl), Nick is third, Stephen 4th, Katrina 5th, Hetel

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve never really noticed internet trolls until Katrina started posting some comments from folks on her FB. Pretty mean people out there. I mean, yes, her crying is pretty annoying, but that shouldn’t make someone react in a totally vile manner. I think Stephen is next to go, followed by Hetel. My guess is that Derek wins the thing. Then he starts to sell cookbooks with his Creed-coverband’s newest cd.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! “A dessert is like a really great encore. You signal your waiter to your table by lighting a lighter high above your head and then halfway through the dessert, you run out to avoid traffic.”

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Mrs.Featherbottom: have you seen what the trolls around here will split hairs on? C’mon Featherbuttocks, people are a**holes on the net for no good reason other than they don’t have the sack to do it to their face

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, and here’s Derek’s ‘band’, Syd Youth. If you can make it through the music video, good on ya. Catch him at the 3 minute mark.
                    http://www.sydyouth.com/

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thank God he has cooking! Yikes, that was one of the worst songs with a high gloss video… Guessing a sugar daddy paid for it…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BTW, never would’ve guessed he’s a drummer in a Spice Girls-esque group

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: derrick vs Nick. Claudia has limits to her range. She only gets there is the challenges fall into her favor. Im still calling BS on Hetal being a vegan, that b**ch knows her way around meat

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Derrick vs. Nick could happen too, only thinking Claudia b/c she’ll be the last woman standing…I was kinda okay with Tommy Lust leaving, I thought I would’ve taken it worse

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      maybe, this show needs what AMC did for the walking dead, and start a half hour post master chef talk show where the loser for that week comes in and gets interviewed as well as other chefs and some random B celebrity.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s your best idea ever!

                    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                      @J-FOH: Agree on the Trolls thing. And I think your Walking Dead analogy would be great for MC!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’d call it talking chef and of course I would host it. If I ever got Ramseys on it I would ask him to wrestle

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The After Dish

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      wow….thank you…I think. I like your title better.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, of course

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, doesn’t hat make you wife, Mrs. Mrs. Featherbottom?

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey:Ha! Re: Nick, his stupid fedora could be the next Guy Fieri backwards sun glasses fad for home chefs in Idaho. A true trend setter.
            Homeland is the one I am talking about – might skip that now though.
            There are so many HBO series I’ve never gotten into – was without TV up until a few years ago – Oz, Carnival, Rome, etc., feel like I’ve missed out on some good ones.
            Have you ever watched Danger 5? It’s a really goofy Austrailian show that is set in the 1960s, following a group of international spies trying to kill Hitler. They use Thunderbirds’ style scenery. I think its pretty great.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Homeland 1st season is amazing, but seriously stop watching after the last episode of the 1st season… Never seen Danger 5… Rake, an Australian show, is great and on Netflix, don’t watch the American remake…I’ve never seen any of those HBO shows in their entirety

            • Scott says:
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              @Mrs.Featherbottom: You haven’t watched Rome? That’s some serious catching up to do!

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Scott: Is Rome worth watching? I am aware of porn websites, btw.

  29. Cdouglas says:
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    In my 12 team H2H I have a plethora of starting pitchers…
    Shields
    Matz
    Liriano
    Kluber
    Price
    Bassit
    Severing
    Raise the church
    And Jo-Fer soon to come off the DL.
    I’m trying to make a trade for Pollock.
    My OF consists of :
    Blackmon
    Calhoun
    Cargo
    Khris
    Button
    With out Pollock he’ll need OF and he need SP.
    Is Khris Davis, Calhoun, and Shields too much to offer? He’s been non committal, but if he doesn’t make a move he’s sunk. And I want to ensure a solid playoff run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cdouglas: It’s not too much to offer

  30. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, The Howard blurb was an instant classic!! After my laugh I had to shed a couple tears during my time of reflection. My reflection was on Irony and how it’s a bitch. Degrom and Noah both got hit hard by the Phillies, I know Mike is happy about that, but can’t we get the pre Allstar flat Phil’s? I do not fancy these fightin Phil’s against my pitchers. Playoffs are coming up for my ESPN 5×5 H2H, I know it’s extremely early but half the league is obsessed with FFB so they like the season to be done by mid Sept. Allen, Vizcaino & Ziegler are available as closers. Crazy that there’s closers on the wire right, can only roster 2 RP’s, although I have the loophole because I 3 closers in K-Rod, Casilla And Osuna (he has SP eligibility) Would you grab any of those guys over my 2 now? Would it be worth grabbing Davis for either or just hold? It’s crunch time so I wanted to get an extra opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: BFF! What’s up, homey? I’d hold the closers you have… “Would it be worth grabbing Davis for either or just hold?” Huh? Wade? Khris? Chris? Anne B.?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Wade Davis, I’m hoping that with my positive energy and hopes for my other teams that he’s on he just takes over. I know, I know wishful thinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold with the closers you have… You need positive energy for your team coupled with negative energy for the other teams… Don’t forget 2nd part of equation

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Same H2H league, Swap out Maybin for Cesar Hern he’s my only source of bags

            Castillo (dropped d’ar cause he has 4 in Coors starting Mon along with Tomas)
            Abreu
            Wong
            Nado
            Tulo
            Xman
            E5
            AJ
            Upton
            Brucely
            Tomas did I mention 4 in Coors?
            Hern

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Maybin

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: I was leaning towards him, thanks BFF. I’m trying to pull off a trade before next week. I have Tulo at SS and I can plug in anyone off waivers for the INF spot where Xman is playing. In a H2H playoff would you rather have;
                Xman
                Salazar @ Tor week 1 & week 2 @ CHW, V Det
                or
                Price (week 1 v Cle, v Bal week 2 @ NYY

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem… Price

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Teddy Heater: go TH….we got our razzball IDP leagues up. You down? Tell a friend

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Teddy Heater: I sent them over. I suggest you guys sign up soon. We got blown up yesterday and were filled pretty quick

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @J-FOH: We’re both in, thanks mang!

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @J-FOH: Thank You very much! I’d love to write a few days on DFS, hopefully it’d be a compliment to Sky. What I’d really like to add is a quick break down of previous days picks. I’ve played IDP, but it’s been 4-5 years and I don’t if I was doing it right then, so send me that knowledge!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Teddy Heater: I’ll hit him up and get you two together via email. I got Matt Truss to come in this year and the Big Magoo as well. I can identify talent a mile away…which is funny since I’m the most untalented writer here.

  31. Gus says:
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    Looking forward to next season a bit – which 5 of these bats would you keep?

    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS
    Harper, Stanton, Abreu, Arenado, Bryant, Correa, Pollock, Mookie

    I’m leaning Harper/Stanton/Bryant/Correa and then flopping all over the place for the last spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gus: Harper/Stanton/Bryant/Correa, Abreu

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Gus: You have some great options…Harper/Stanton/Arenado/Bryant/Correa.

      • Gus says:
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        @Slim Nincompoop:

        Appreciate the replies, thanks gents. I’m definitely torn between Arenado and Abreu – at least I’ll have some great trade assets to replenish draft picks or possibly package together for a big upgrade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d likely go Arenado too…Honestly, it’s too early to know for next year

  32. Trump Y'all says:
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    Wong had a double last night, is he still droppable?

    FLORES OR WONG???
    (Inquiring Trumps need to know!)

    • Trump Y'all says:
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      @Trump Y’all:
      if it matters, 12 team H2H keeper. I’m in the last week of my 1st round of playoffs, and i need POINTS!!!

  33. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Checked SON, but want a mustachioed human’s opinion:

    Are you starting Heaney @Detroit tomorrow?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’m not

  34. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    You are en fuego today, Grey. Those Bautista and Kendrick blurbs had me on the floor. Yeltu has me hoping that 2 new low average power guys named Sivad Sirhc and Sivad Sirhk suddenly become fantasy relevant.

    How long would you hold onto Carson Smith before moving on to someone who will provide safer stats? Seems like Wilhelm has enamored SEA management with his man muscles.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. For WHIP help and maybe a save or random W here or there, what do you think about Romo, Jepsen, Strop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jepsen

  35. Knucks says:
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    Moustakas or Dietrich in a UTIL slot for the rest of the year. Just need overall production in an 11 team standard roto. Not sure about Dietrich PT with ozuna, yelich, Stanton back. Leaning moose hear but requesting a nudge.

    Another great write up. Thanks man.

  36. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How likely do you think it is for Corey Dickerson to return this season?

    Looking to free up a DL slot for Carrasco, and maybe some injury stashes down the line (eg. Stroman).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Lose Dickerson

  37. papasmurf says:
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    I already have Stanton CDick Matz and Capps on the DL. Also Grandal’s out. This Carrasco injury probably hurts me the most. CLE says he may only miss the minimum… so I hold out hope… nothing else to do.

    My team still miraculously in first, but with more than a month to go it ain’t looking good.
    The 2nd place team has Miggy Rizzo AROD Crawford Blackmon Sale etc. And I have Altuve and Price and the ghost of Longoria and a bunch of FA pickups.

    It’s so fucked up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: I hear ya, hate Carrasco being out too

  38. Birrrdy says:
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    Man, on fire with your prose today Grey. Players like Duda could take a lesson or two from you on how to produce all season. Great stuff.

  39. Ayl says:
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    whats going on with the closer situation in Minnesota? I have both Jepson and Perkins but need to drop one of them for Pineada coming off my DL today. What do I do??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ayl: Perkins is the closer

  40. dom says:
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    ha the Yelich joke… so speaking of, yesterday you implied you liked Yelich (.740 projected ros OPS) more than Alex Gordon (.781), Choo (.774), VMart (.823). Do you disagree with the projections in that you don’t think VMart is physically up to producing what his historical numbers project he will? Or are you simply more bullish on Yelich? My league rewards power with XBH as it’s own category and I feel Yelich hits too many ground balls and he’s more suited towards batting average leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: I likely said Yelich over them due to thinking straight roto…If your league rewards XBH, go VMart

  41. DJ Yelich says:
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    I gotta say, after numerous listens, that new Dre is great. I’m not disappointed at all. If ranking hip hop rap releases for the year, I say it is #1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DJ Yelich: I’ve grown to like it more, don’t think it’s the best of ’15, but it’s not bad…

  42. Awesome Auger says:
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    Just ordered 300 pounds of butter off Amazon. I’ll have the Sano statue erected (very appropriate choice of words) by September.

  43. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 QS, OPS

    Drop Wong for D. Murphy?

    Hold/drop: Heaney/H.Santiago/Heston
    Available SP: Eovaldi, Cashner, R. Iglesias, E. Rodriguez, Niese, Karns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: I’d go Murphy…. Drop Heaney, Heston for Raisel, Niese

  44. Funny Name says:
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    Drop Heaney for Happ or hold?

    • Funny Name says:
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      @Funny Name: And in another league drop Hector Santiago for Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Funny Name: Yes on Heaney for Happ, hold Hector there

  45. Running Frog says:
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    That’s my pi?

    Seriously?

    You’re dropping Revenge Of The Nerds “lick the whipped cream out of the pie tin to expose the sweet sweet boobies underneath” quotes now?

    Sigh…

    This website is awesome.

    Total number of starts you expect Thor, C-Mart, and DeGrom to get ROS? Trying to pre-stream to nail my 200 limit… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Running Frog: Thanks! I’d guess 10 total…3 from each, one extra wild card start

  46. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I could possibly help out with hockey if you still need it….

    Need a Crawford replacement at SS…only 4 moves left, need runs hits sb and obp

    K Marte
    Galvis
    AssCab
    AlexeiRam
    Flores

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: Could you email [email protected] if interested in hockey, I’ll forward it to our new hockey editor in chief…. Flores, kinda depends on needs

  47. Wilson says:
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    Start Cashner (vs WSH J Ross) or Rodon (vs SEA Nuno) or borh on 8/27?
    It seems SON doesnt like Cashner 8/27 start, $-10…

  48. Trump Y'all says:
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    Would you start T Ross @WSH? SON has it at $ -4

  49. DJ Yelich says:
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    SON loves Pineda today. After last nights Astro bombing on top of his return from the dl, do you trust him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DJ Yelich: I don’t trust any SP returning from DL, especially not this one

  50. ryanoger says:
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    Sit or Start tonight?

    Chris Bassitt Oak – SP,[email protected]
    Collin McHugh Hou – [email protected]
    Tyson Ross SD – SP @Was

    SON seems to not like any of them, thoughts?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

  51. Ty says:
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    Need to plug some holes in this sinking ship of mine. I can grab Piscotty, K. Davis or R. Castillo for guys on my bench like Joc, Eaton and J. Bradley. I’m trying to maintain all stats but SB. Maybe a clean sweep for all 3?I’m wondering if Castillo plays enough to even help. Mind you I still have Cespedes and Para as other outfielders but I like to play matchups. I had Carrasco too ugh, bad timing I’m thinking about scooping up that bassist kid and his 2 starts next week at home in place of Carrasco. Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Rusney plays enough if he’s a bench bat on your team… Grab all three over who you have

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brother… Have had a chance to see Mr. Robot? not a bad series

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve heard good things, it’s on my list to see

  52. Boomer19 says:
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    Sano vs Gomez is tough. I’m hoping to see Sano in the Top 20 for 2016 in the spring. I don’t think Gomez makes the cut. So with a strong finish I say Sano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boomer19: I think Gomez is gonna edge him out for next year, my two bits

  53. Mike says:
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    Heyward for Shelby Miller? I’m kind of desperate for pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Go for it

  54. Peter says:
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    This write-up was brilliant. The Semien blurb had me laughing so hard at work that co-workers started asking me if I was okay.

  55. Erik says:
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    Yeah, that was perfect timing to ask about Turner yesterday. I sure made some awesome moves yesterday in a league where I’m half game up on 2nd place/1st round bye and this is the last week of the regular season. Playing against one of the last place teams who has Lucroy, Odor, Sano, Cespedes and Encarnacion…not looking great.

  56. Bob says:
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    Who’s the better pickup for saves?
    Ken Giles
    Robert Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

  57. Wilson says:
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    Start Howard (vs PHI Colon) or Zimm (vs T Ross) today? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

  58. Slim Nincompoop says:
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    Top O’ The Morning Grey. Revenge of the Nerds references and Caribbean Handball…does it get any better? From scanning through today’s responses, looks like we need to start a support group for Carrasco owners. Dude’s been SO good since the all-star break (insert deep sigh). Might be the last time we see him this year unless the Indians are closer to the 2nd wild card spot when he’s eligible to return. How’d you know I passed out in a pile of dirty underwear upon hearing the update on Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t be shocked if Carrasco is done… Indians will use kid gloves with him… I pictured what an 18 to 45 year old male would do when hearing Giancarlo was close to returning, then typed it up…Too literal an answer?

      • Slim Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: It was hilarious!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

          • Slim Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Mrs. Nincompoop begrudgingly got me to agree to not eating meat for the next two weeks beginning tomorrow. Not that big of deal, but I’m gonna slam all the protein that I can over the next 14 hours. I smoked some salmon recently and in the spirit of a “turducken” came up with the following concoction for lunch while the missis is at work…bacon-wrapped prawns, blue cheese and smoked salmon cooked inside a simple salmon body cut fillet. Can’t wait! Which got me thinking, what three foods would you put together if you could pick anything?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That prawns thing sounds pretty nasty… I dated a vegan for two years, it didn’t really bother me to avoid meat for weeks at a time, but I’m in LA and options are plentiful… Pizza, pasta, italian sausage, maybe…Tough call

              • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                @Grey: Not “nasty” meaning bad, but “nasty” meaning good?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sorry, bro, it sounds terrible…It sounds like a Cobb salad on top of a shrimp

            • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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              @Slim Nincompoop: I got to say the prawns thing sounds great!
              Flank steak, halibut cheeks, lengua tacos.

  59. Tom says:
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    VMart’s been sucking lately. Drop VMart for Justin Turner in OBP league? What % of full time will Turner lose in September when Howie is back & possibly Seager is up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner could lose time, never know with Mattingly… I’d take Turner over VMart

  60. nitro says:
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    Solely for playoff push, who woul you rather have? Head to head points league Thanks!!

    j Reyes
    Herrera
    Shaw
    coughlan
    Solarte
    Pis cotty
    A Cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  61. Playoff run help says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H Keeper, limited moves, balanced stats (9HIT, 8 PIT)
    I’m thinking of letting go of Corbin, and I recently moved Carrasco to the DL. Looking to pick up 1 pitcher and 1 hitter, please pick 2 from hitting, 1 from pitching:
    Waiver HIT: Revere, M. Moustakas, D. Murphy, A. Eaton, M. Trumbo, O. Herrera, J. Bradley. Jr., G. Blanco
    Waiver PIT: R. Iglesias, J. Kelly, K. Medlen, C. Lewis, K. Gausman, T. Jungmann,

    Also, Kendrick is on the waiver and a DL, I could grab and stash, worth it ?

    thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash Kendrick, lose Corbin…Gausman, Moose

  62. Jeff says:
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    Starlin Marte for Sonny Gray something you could get behind?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  63. Fungazi says:
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    In the past 15 games, Schwarber has 8 hits and 6 homers. Can we be entirely sure that Javier Baez has not snuck his way back onto the team with a Schwarber jersey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  64. Eric says:
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    ROS: Gausman, McCullers, Morton. Rank please.
    ROS: Fowler, Duffy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  65. Scott says:
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    Who’s a better save vulture that won’t WHIP me too bad?

    Jepsen or Clippard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

  66. omar says:
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    Keeper for 2016 AL Only:

    Sano or Abreu

    **A couple of weeks ago your answer was Abreu…. Still the case?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s closer now, but likely Abreu…It’s early to be sure

  67. Eric says:
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    Liriano walks are escalating over last month. Whip important in my league. Should I hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, but I don’t know your options

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Whip and to some degree ERA important. Am 50 innings behind projection in Yahoo so could drop and add and carry 1 more SP.

        Own: Bumgarner, Zimmerman Iwakuma (ouch), Pineda, Ross, Ventura, Leake, Liriano.

        Free Agents: Gausman, McCullers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Ventura or Iwakuma before Liriano, but wouldn’t lose them either if you’re behind in IP

          • Eric says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks! Would you drop any starter for Gausman or McCullers?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t if I needed to make up IP

  68. Erik says:
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    Is Devon Travis worth considering as a keeper next year for $4? I could use the DL spot he is occupying for someone who might actually help me in the playoffs still (Grichuk or Pence on my bench).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely in most leagues, need more info

      • Erik says:
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        @Grey:

        H2H categories, 12 team, corner infield spots, and you can keep anyone you want up to $100 of $260 budget. I’ll probably have enough budget to keep him at $4 given who I know I will for sure be keeping.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $4 is fair in a 12 team league if you have room

  69. Twice on Muesday says:
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    ROS – need HR/RBI and Walks

    Domingo!, R. Howard, M. Byrd, Cuddyer, LaRoche, Castellanos, Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  70. dem ribbies says:
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    You think it’s getting close to Wade Davis time in KC?

    Or are we just stuck on the Holland roller coaster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland is hurt as mentioned in this post… Davis could see a few saves over the next week, he’s not the closer if Holland is healthy

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: Yost said he’s avail today. Just wondering if you think maybe given his struggles this season, decline in velo, and Davis being arguably the better of the 2, etc, if maybe a change of the guard is coming. A “cranky arm” would be a great opportunity to make the change. Maybe they move on next year…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holland is not out of the closer job if he can throw

  71. J-FOH says:
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    all this would you rather draft player A or player B next year has got me thinking of an off season post. Being inspired by my least season’s football post called “Battle Fex” where I would put to underowned hot adds and compare for the coming week. If I take that concept I could do a little tournament style post where I match up the top 2nd/3rd year players and where they should be ranked in relation to one another. I can even use reader responses/votes in going from week to week until we have a winner. Obviously some will get creamed, but I can still address each player for what they did, what can we expect, and predict what rounds we could expect to get them.

    Im posting this here for any others feedback and ideas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it! Look at you with ideas today…Don’t ever go back to sleep, you’re in a good place!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey:Now if I could just convince Teddy Heater to write DFS next year then I will have the tri-fecta. Yes, I am publicly recruiting TH to write DFS. I’ve been reading his convos with Sky and think he would be a great addition to the DFS team

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @J-FOH: You could format it like the NCAA tourney. Have like Jay Bruce as a 10 seed Vs. CarGo as a 6. I think that Deadspin does something like this for trivial shit all the time.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Mrs.Featherbottom: I was thinking tourney style, make a bracket and then every week I widdle it down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he wants, sounds good to me

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’ll be working this one out and will deliver something after all the season recaps.

            On a more funny note we can also do “would you rather draft?” the game. where for example we talk about aging or massively declining players like Beltre and pose the question. Would you rather draft Adrian Beltre as your strarting 3rd baseman or get kicked in the nuts every day for a week?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Watch Beltre have a bounce back next year after I write him off this offseason, shizz always happens

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hahahaha, its so hard to predict some of these guys that show little and then come back all zombino. New idea, what about a Zombino themed off season post where we examine potential zombino candidates.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, but it’s all hit or miss, literally!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: same as sleepers

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pretty much

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      just let me do zombino themed off season posts. Our 4 readers will be stoked

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Three of four winter readers are likely over the age of 50

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: nice. I can make lots of Don Rickles and henny youngman jokes and they’ll get it

  72. Great White North says:
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    Should I quit my cubicle job with full benefits, cash out my 401K, buy a house, and open a small bakery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, and change your LinkedIn profile pic to something where you have flour on your face

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: I’ll let you manage my social media.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perfect!

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: My wife has signed off on this, believe it or not. I am giving my two weeks tomorrow. Not even kidding. I’ll be drafting my RCLs next year as the dough rests.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I want in, I love to bake!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blech, I don’t think I can watch her

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: *sigh*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have to like Amy Schumer? Did you see Trainwreck?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: No, I wouldn’t go see the broad in a movie or nuthin’, but she has her moments on her show. And on Charlie Sheen’s roast when she said it was also a farewell party for Patrice O’Neal’s foot, she kinda endeared herself to me

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, but everyone’s good in roasts, but no one is as good as you…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Aw shucks…diabetes jokes ain’t got nothing on slim jim skin!..really tho, she has some funny skits for sure. She’s nothing to write home about, but it’s something to write in a comment about. I’m suprised you saw Trainwreck

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I didn’t see Trainwreck, was asking if you had… I’ve never seen her in anything ever

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: These damn Yankees making me want to go pick random fights, think I might go spray a priest with a hose today

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And by hose you mean?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Forget Shumer, it was a good reference to the bakery stuff, nonethless…maybe i’ll just spray some hoes instead. Yeah. Yeah, that’ll do the trick.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now that’s my Nick!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Speaking of hoes, went out last week to the bar with my pops and brothers to drink and play pool. Me and my bro ended up basically ditching my dad and lil bro to go bag these 2 smokin chicks (well, 1 1/2, mine was smokin) And by bag, I mean ferociously flirt and slight petting, as we are both married with kids. But, I tell ya, I was primetime G. And my brother thought he was too until his girl ended up going to flirt with my dad aka ‘the hottest dad she’s ever seen’ for the rest of the night. The dad cockblock, can you imagine? Hey, at least I still got it. The small comforts that make your week when you’ve been with the same woman for over 10 years.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice! I’m going to NO towards the end of the month and might have to pull out the old tricks just to see if they’d still work… I feel rusty

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Ya gotta do it sometimes, just so you know it’s still there, also to prep for divorce/widowing. Guys like us have the best trick there ever was though, our uncontrollable handsomeness.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah that shizz is no parlor game either…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Can’t fake the fine

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No hiding The One

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you two vain mofos. I just try to make them laugh and when that doesnt work I pull out my dong and go from there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pulling out the dong I’m assuming is your last ditch effort to make them laugh

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you got it.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: You realize vanity is the most alluring thing there is, right? A little self righteousness and they’ll pull out your dong for ya

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA, tell him Nick

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I like to sneak it out when they start kissing you, its like a test, slide their hand down and the reaction tells you everything you need to know

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: Ah the ol sneaky snake. 9 times out of 10 you already know if it’s gonna work too. And for me, that works 10 out of 10

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: not always, if they play with it its cool, but if they drop to their knees then you hit the jackpot. I always the worst closer so I had to bring out the big guns to close the deal.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Oh Grey, you standing behind Nick here, you’re just bitter his dad could out pull all of us

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I want Nick’s Dad to adopt me, or Hitch me Will Smith style…

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: @J-FOH: we could all learn a thing or two from that greasy God I came from

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s the one we all aspire to be

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      there are so many reality show possibilities with Nicks dad

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nick’s Dad should be a recurring character on all of the The Real Housewives shows

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      yes! he giglos from from show to show. Nick’s dad needs to move to hollywood and we’ll get him set up with representation

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I want him to move to Hollywood to represent me!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      If he represented you nobody would say no to anything you pitched.

                      If he moved out here it would end in divorce as you guys become a cougar slaying team

                      New idea, a movie about cougar slayers starring nicks dad. It would be believable. If he cant act he could be a mute and it would still work.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nick’s Dad playing the part of Nick’s Dad in a story about Nick’s Dad slaying Cougars, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, everything-somethings, in a movie called Nick’s Dad.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      it will be an indy sensation so big they will name an award after him called Nick’s Dad

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Oscars will start giving out the Nick’s Dads

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: @J-FOH: hahaha this is gold, and oh yeah he can act. Whachu think he ain’t done Godspell and Hair on stage and been in a David’s Bridal commercial 25 years ago?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I feel like he only did Hair because a girl gets naked in it

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      lets just hope when he moves to LA he doesnt end up doing porn in the valley

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: I don’t think there’s any way around that. Ron Don, the new, actually handsome Ron Jeremy

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: Ron Dong?

        • Great White North says:
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          @nick the dick: Funny shit. So I basically have the same dream as every medicated caucasian housewife. Still gonna do it.

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Great White North: Could you make it a dispensary/bakery and specialize in edibles?

      • Great White North says:
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        @dem ribbies: Yes. Legally, even. But I was thinking pie.

  73. Ross says:
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    Hey grey,

    Jay Bruce was dropped in my league. Would you drop Beltran for him?

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ross: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sure

  74. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Tazawa or Wilhelmsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilhelmsen

  75. cubjet says:
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    Yelich or Canha ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  76. ashtray says:
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    Need a 2 week rental while Carrasco is DL’d:

    Medlen (neutral home/away splits) – @TB, vCWS
    Eovaldi (much better at home) – @ATL, vTB
    Nola (slighlty better at home)- vSD, @NYM
    Niese (slighlty better on road)- @PHI, vPHI
    Hendricks (slightly better at home)- vCIN, vARI

    Who’s your pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  77. Jeff says:
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    Who do you like more for ROS Eaton or Yelichz?

    • Jeff says:
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      @Jeff: Sorry, the trade would be Dexter Fowler and Yelich for Eaton and Quintana.

      I like fowler a lot but I kind of need an SP…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fowler side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  78. hankg says:
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    Replace Herrera with any of the following 3b (could move Xander back to SS and also have Lindor on bench)? Moustakos, Castellanos, Schoop, Zimmerman, Harrison, Alvarez, Holt, Sandoval or Headley? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  79. Tom says:
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    Do you prefer Parra vs Cueto or Burns vs Hernandez today?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  80. ERad says:
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    I have Joc in the 13th round as a keep forever – I pretty much have to burn a bench spot and hold this schmohawk all year right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  81. trigger cut says:
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    Gotta drop one of these turds to make room for Yelich: Cesar “I Used to Steal Bases, Remember That?” Hernandez or Josh “I Used to Be Pretty Good at Baseball, Remember That?” Harrison or
    Avisail “I Got Nothin'” Garcia. Who’s the drop? Thanks in advance, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  82. Scott says:
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    Does Rasmus need to get more familiar with the strike zone?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: I’ve about had enough of ol Colby. when the rest of your team is hitting, and you’re not…

      Drop him for DeShields? I know its apples and oranges, but I need HRs and Steals equally. And Runs and RBIs are not a consideration.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

  83. Matty says:
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    With the Carrasco news I now have three beautiful beautiful men on the shelf, and two DL spots. In a redraft league, how do you rank the likelihood of contributing the rest of this year for:
    JoFer
    Giancarlo
    Carrasco

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Carrasco

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.
        Just saw the “mid-September” news on JoFer. Not promising.
        It was a fun ride while it lasted for a $2 draft pick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  84. Chris says:
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    was just offered clayton kershaw for my keuchel. no brainer right? its a 10 team H2H points league keeper, i have a nasty pitching staff (sale, degrom, archer, keuchel, streamer).

    Double sided question, kershaw is a first round keeper– would i keep him and lose my first round pick or would you keep degrom who is a 20th rounder? I would be keeping harper (2nd round) and goldy (1st round) so kershaw would technically be a 3rd round keeper/.

  85. Trump Y'all says:
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    Marwin Gonzales, Dietrich or Flores?

    Just need points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry that Univision guy tried jacking your interview, btw

      • Trump Y'all says:
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        @Grey: He was out of order

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Handled it with aplomb by you

      • Trump Y'all says:
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        @Grey: GO BACK TO UNIVISION, I says

  86. Wilson says:
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    Do you start Niese (vs Phi Harang) or Ventura (vs BAL Tillman) tomorrow ? Thanks

    • Wilson says:
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      or none? If they are not safe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: which one is better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which one of who?

  87. Scott says:
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    Drop Pedro Alvarez for Yangervis Solarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. goodfold2 says:
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    as far as JD, you had to get a new hockey guy (JD) for last year too, right? Since he’s still running the fantasy hockey league i’m guessing this isn’t a Guru-type story (hoping so…) as far as him not running the hockey writing anymore. Guru story hopefully had a happier ending later on (i’m not asking here of course)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: shame too, as JD was funny and good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope not a Guru type story, JD had a job to focus on

  89. Scott says:
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    Addison Russell is awaiting the birth of his first child. Now we know what was causing the groin tightness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that was fast

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Scott: he might have been doing what i’d be doing if i found i impregnated somebody, punching himself in the balls.

  90. Tracy says:
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    Great commentary as usual!

    With Span coming off the DL, I need to choose between him and Taylor ROS. Which one would you keep?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d keep Span

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate the quick response. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Scott says:
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    And… Avisail or Khris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  92. Chris says:
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    not to double post, think i was skipped up there! more i think about it its a stupid question but…

    was just offered clayton kershaw for my keuchel. no brainer right? its a 10 team H2H points league keeper, i have a nasty pitching staff (sale, degrom, archer, keuchel, streamer).

    Double sided question, kershaw is a first round keeper– would i keep him and lose my first round pick or would you keep degrom who is a 20th rounder? I would be keeping harper (2nd round) and goldy (1st round) so kershaw would technically be a 3rd round keeper/.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Kershaw… Keep deGrom

  93. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    hey degromit owners, TAKE HEED! feel better, he had food poisoning, and it’s why he was so shitty yesterday. Having had this before it’s hard to even leave a bathroom for more than a few minutes, as farts aren’t just farts, and all water you put into your body comes out a different spot than you are used to. I certainly couldn’t imagine pitching any kind of baseball game in that condition.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  94. Boomer19 says:
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    Who you like more between Sale and Kluber for next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  95. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Trade question for you – 12 team h2h redraft – our deadline is this Friday. My offense throughout the year has been really good, pitching has been either dominant or totally suspect.
    C (x2) The Beef, Hundley
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    SS – Kang
    3B – Torrenado
    1B/3B – E5
    2B/SS – LeMehieu
    OF (x5) – Betts, Cutch, Melky, Bruce, Gardner
    Util – Freeman
    B – D. Peralta, Buxton
    SP – Scherzer, Archer, Pineada, Smyly, Gausman, Chen, Servino, Leake
    RP – Tolleson, the mariners guy
    DL – Tu Novio

    I’ve got a dude in my league willing to give up Sonny G for my Freeman and Bruce. I’m guessing I could also get his Kendrys or Justin Turner in return. Is this something you think would benefit my team as we head into the playoffs, or in your words, should I target cheaper pitching? Maybe Bruce for McHugh straight up?
    Ta!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Bruce for McHugh straight up

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Cool. That’s what I was thinking too. I’ll see what he says.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Acceptarino! I was ready to drop Bruce for Kyle Hendricks anyway.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  96. Robert says:
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    Has Pedro Alvarez become a platoon player only? Not sure it makes sense to roster a guy who plays 3 times a week.

  97. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you like better ROS in a h2h standard 5 cat league?

    Gausman or Heaney

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan:

      Rather , pick 2: Gausman Heaney Rodon

      Thanks !

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not Heaney

  98. Cheese says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 (OPS)

    I give Troy Tulowitzki and Jon Lester
    I get Paul Golschmidt

    C – Yasmani Grandal
    C – Kyle Schwarber
    1B – Jose Abreu
    2B – Neil Walker
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Troy Tulowitki
    CI – Edwin Encarnacion
    MI – Jung ho Kang
    LF – Gerardo Parra
    CF – Jacoby Ellsbury
    RF – Yasiel Puig
    OF – Jay Bruce
    OF – Joc Pederson
    Util – Adrian Beltre
    BEN – Adam Eaton
    BEN – Trevor Plouffe

    SP – Corey Kluber, Jon Lester, Garrett Richards, Drew Smyly, Jimmy Nelson, Taijuan Walker
    RP – Ken Giles, Carson Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  99. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    With these teams, I’m going Stephen or Claudia get the axe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t watch for another three hours

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: oooohhh snap! fingers are sealed.

  100. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Cashner, Fiers, or Walker ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  101. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Do you trust Hendricks for a QS tonight? It’s going to be a close week in ERA and WHIP. Ws and Ks can be streamed if need be, but I’ll play small ball if need be. He has Liriano, Kershaw, Iglesias, deGrom and Lamb still.
    I have Cole, J.Ross, Shields, and Eickoff left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I am nervous myself, but wanted to see if I could be persuaded.

  102. JohnnySquid says:
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    14 Team League H2H 23 Spots so deep. I’m in 1st place, so Semantics at this point but I have Hechavaria & SS Ketel One Marte is available. Thoughts on me dropping Hechavaria for Marte? Marte seems like he’s becoming a fixture @ lead off in Seattle and Sans power seems like more upside than Hechavaria-what does your Mustache tell you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, drop Adeiny for Ketel

  103. hondo says:
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    Do you think Buxton is going to get the green light anytime this year? Singles with no runs,RBI’s or SB’s isn’t cutting it.
    I’m thinking about dropping him for Burns tomorrow.Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I really hope so since the Twins aren’t exactly manufacturing a ton of runs otherwise

  104. nick the dick says:
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    Verlander thru 7.2, jinx that shit up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please, jinx it!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Verlander’s mom goes out wiiiiith Squeak!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: magoo’s bull call on him looking pretty goos

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We did our job!

  105. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    Her lander at it again, no no thru 8, really labored in the 8th

  106. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    Verlander at it again, no no thru 8, really labored in the 8th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No no-no in the 9th

  107. Long Bawls says:
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    Because it’s never too early for lightly substantiated predictions: Alex Colome 2016=Wade Davis 2014. Though his season’s cut short by the alien invasion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sounds very possible, at least the alien part

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: I’ll gloat here if I’m right (and if our overlords’ eyebrow farms have Internet). If not, silence except for twice-daily catcher questions.

        Oh, and highly reco Alone on History Channel (season 1 just ended). Might not be your things, but very well-done reality.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good looking! I’ll try to check it out… And you have gloating rights on that, for sure…

  108. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Nate Jones. Un-effing-believable this run with the middle relievers.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Now Will Smith gets in on the fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m right there with you… Add in Shawn Kelly and Doolittle

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yuck. Kelly didn’t even have the decency to record an out for you before he got yanked. I blame the schools.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you for your empathy, Fred Garvin MP!

  109. nick the dick says:
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    Jimmy Nelson never again, holy shit. 8 walks??! The polite way to say he’s a fucking asshole escapes me at the moment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Ouch

  110. Dave says:
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    H2H points league where HR/R/RBI/SB are valued but hits and avg arent..
    For the rest of the year:
    Kolton Wong or Anthony Rendon?

  111. gabe says:
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    who’s more valuable ROS x. Bogaerts or F. Lindor Cle – SS
    which of the two do you like in a keep league

    Also in which would you keep Soler or Rendon

  112. John coakley says:
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    MI getting messier as the playoffs approach next week. Have Forsythe at the keystone and Kang, Obudel, Hanley (ugh), all qualifying at SS. With Mercer back threatening Kang’s everyday status,and Hanley sitting out so much, do I drop one of these for Flores or hold?

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