We interrupt your regularly scheduled Grey post for my shenanigans.  Hi all, I’m Razzball’s resident Troy McClure.  You might remember me from such times as when I used to write more than just our DFS content.  Yes I do, in fact, still write on here and yes I just, in fact, pimped some of our writings.  *Slides on shades* deal with it and if you don’t like it, take it up with Grey who told me he had a bout of food poisoning.  As I’ve reminded him more than once, just because Ted eats out of the trash can doesn’t mean he has to, too.  I won’t mention what he said about Cougs’ cooking and it’s comparison there of with regards to said trash can.  I don’t rat on my friends, I’m just that kind of guy.  But now that we’ve been cordially reacquainted with the writer that is moi, let’s get on to Jonathan Villar.  Went 3/5 and had a delicious slam (13) and legs (52).  Was sexting with JFOH the other day about Villar since I owned him everywhere this year including my keeper and am looking to 2017 with him.  Thankfully, Virtual Reality isn’t really available on smartphones just yet.  Can only imagine what that eggplant emoji would do…anyhoo, the thoughts on Jonathan overflowed.  On the one hand, the BABIP (.396) has to come down given his K rate (26.2%), but on the other, he does the right thing by taking plenty of walks (11.3%), hitting the ball on the ground (55.8% GB rate), and is 8th in the MLB in pitches per plate appearance.  All and all he’ll be drafted too high in 2017, but still looks good for .270, 10 HRs, and 40 steals.  Or as Grey likes to call him, the Delino DeShields that wasn’t.  Ow, I just felt how cold that was and I was just on the delivery end of it!  Anyways, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball…(<— yes, I did copy and paste it; don’t mess with the recipe, fool!).

Football has arrived! Our Rankings (rated highly and in the top-20 percentile of all experts the past two years) for Week 1 can be found here!

Hernan Perez – Not to be outshined, Perez went 4/5 with an SB (29), 2 RBIs and a run scored.  Also a guy JFOH and I sexted about, minus sexiness.  I buy Perez like I bought Eddie Rosario coming into this season.  Speaking of, Eddie HR’d today…what the hell, Rosario!  Stop trying to ruin the narrative and just be the 4th OF that you are!  For realsies, it’s hard to walk less than five percent of the time and K near 23% of the time and be successful.  The misspelled Herman has had a great run this year and I hope you enjoyed it.  Don’t let it follow you into 2017.

Ryan Braun – Went 2/5 with his 26th HR, drove in four, and scored thrice as Jason Hammel gave up five earned in the first inning alone and didn’t record an out until Maldonado hit a sac fly, giving up nine total (eight earned).  This pushed his season ERA up from 3.14 to 3.50 or put a better way: from dominant to blahminant.  More like ‘GO…Hammel Time!’, amirite?  I’m sorry, I’ll do better (this last sentence was a straight up lie).

Orlando Arcia – Went 2/4 with an RBI and…what?  You wanted more.  Well there is no more!  Except that Arcia is hitting .349 over his last 14 games to go with 2 HRs and 3 steals.  If you’re looking for some MI help down the stretch, stop looking up those Orlando Bloom pics and pick up Arcia.

Anthony Rizzo – Went 2/4 with two HRs (27,28) and three RBIs in this same sad Hammel game.  Is it weird to see a first baseman batting nearly .300 who looks like a sure bet for 30 HRs, 100 runs, and 100 RBI on the best team in baseball to not be mentioned much in the MVP race?  Is it just too boring of a story to be really, really good consistently for a really, really good team?  Fine, Daniel Murphy for MVP it is!

Jose Abreu – On August 27th, Abreu entered the day with 17 HRs.  Why do I know this?  Well, technically I had to go look it up.  I can drop straight knowledge, but I’m not rain man.  The second reason I know this is I wrote about him for DFS on that day and said ”He had three straight games with a HR just three days ago and something tells me Abreu is gonna end the season with around the same numbers he did last year.  If that’s true, we got about four weeks for 12 HRs and 29 RBI”.  Including the day I called a HR and today when he went x/x with a bomb, he’s had 6 and has upped his total to 23 on the season and has 16 RBIs in that span.  I hate when I’m right almost as much as my wife does, especially when trade season is officially over and you can’t swing for El Grande Dolor (is that still a thing?).

Chris Davis – Went 2/3 with two runs and his 35th jack of the season before leaving the game with a ‘Sore Palm’.  No word yet from Rosy Palm or her five sisters on this developing story regarding their Eastern European cousin Sore nor why Davis left the game with him, but Crash might need to slow down how hard he swings his bat and hopefully it doesn’t hurt his exist velocity.  I’m honestly not sure where this innuendo is going anymore either, moving on…

Manny Machado – Also HR’d yesterday, hitting a GS while going 3/6, totally five RBI.  They say there was a week Odor in Tropicana Field.  They identified it as Jake as the Orioles got to him for seven runs on seven six hits and three walks.  His season ERA sits at 3.86 which is right in the range of ‘this guy better have a really low WHIP or a really high K/9 for me to want him in fantasy’.  He has neither.  Stream along, friends.

Justin Bour – Went hitless in his return from the DL to the Marlins.  The lack of hits mainly came from the fact that the Phillies started a lefty, but that’s neither here nor there.  I don’t like hearing excuses, Bour!  But more to the point, if you have a need in your UTIL spot for a bit of pop, it’s time to go full Bour.

Jose Reyes – Jose doing his best Villar impression, going 2/4 with a homer (5) and a steal (7) of his own.  In this same game, Yoenis Cespedes (28), Curtis Granderson (24), and Alejandro De Aza (6) all went yard as the Mets scored five runs on four HRs.  In other words, the Mets offense is back!  No seriously, this is all they ever did when they were good this year, you guys…

Brian Dozier – After going 1/4 with a bomb yesterday, Dozier now has homered in five straight games as well as seven of his last eight, and has 9 HRs in that span, and is only two off the pace for of the MLB HR leader, Mark Trumbo.  There’s not a @DidBrianDozierHomer twitter handle yet.  Your move, internet.

Corey Kluber – Had a decent outing, going 7 while K’ing 9.  The end line of four earned looks bad simply because of back to back walks and a HR to Marwin Gonzalez when there were two out in the second but outside that, the Klubot was in full form and assuredly gave the Hitter-tron a premature oil leak.

Chase Headley – Hit his 13th HR on the year, finishing the game 1/4.  He has a near .875 OPS since early August but every time I think about picking him up, I yawn and forget to do it.  Then I look at what he’s done since then in terms of actual fantasy value (two HRs, 9 runs, 9 RBIs) and I remember why I yawned.

Odubel Herrera – Scored three runs as he went 2/3 with a triple and reached base four times overall (walk and a HBP).  Odubel went to the All-Star game as he batted .294 with 10 HRs and 12 steals in the first half.  He’s hitting .246 with 3 HRs and 8 steals in the second half.  Now go google all the articles talking about Odubel becoming a star and laugh in those comments.

Jeanmar Gomez – K’d two and walked one on his way to his 35th save of the year.  That’s good for 6th in saves in the MLB.  That’s also a good way to get me to throw up.  Also, I look forward to ‘Gomez becomes a star in Philly’ articles at the end of the year.

Brandon Kintzler – Came on in the 8th for one out and found the next three outs to be a tad more challenging.  Brandon finished the night going 2/3rds, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk and the bullpen behind him – mainly Pat Light – imploded in the 9th to give up seven runs in total.  It’s Kintzler’s second messy outing in a row and should lead to Ryan Pressly getting a vulture save opp today.  Of course, this team just lost 10-3 after a 7 run 9th on them at home so maybe you just don’t need that save at all.  The fact that Pressly is terrible makes matters just that much worse.  But hey, at least you have Eddie Rosario, Twinkies!

Kendrys Morales – Part of the Brandon breakdown was Morales has he socked a HR in the 9th, good for his second of the game as he went 2/5 with five RBIs.  He now has three more HRs than he did last year, but he’s been a fantasy bust this year by most definitions.  Kendrys is a great example of why not to put too much stock in counting stats a player can’t control as his pace in runs/RBI this year (63/85) are a large reason you’re disappointed by comparison to last year (81/103).  It’s also a good reminder of just how frustratingly bad the Royals offense has been this year compared to last as well.  If you had a Delorean but could only use it once, I have zero doubt you’d go back to your draft table and not take one KC bat.

Jung-ho Kang – Went 3/5 with a pair of HRs (15,16) to go with three runs and three RBIs.  Kang has had an up and down year, but that’s partially playing time – he hasn’t played every day all year – and a return from an injury.  Kang is gonna be that late pick next year where everyone goes, ‘oh yeah, I forgot about that guy’ because everyone in fantasy baseball has Momento disease and rarely remembers a year prior to the one that was just had.  ‘You drafted AJ Pollock in the 5th round?  Who is that guy?  Wasn’t he a character on Sons of Anarchy?’.  That’s your leaguemates drafting with you in 2017.

Randal Grichuk – Randal showed up to the ball park which means he hit a HR.  I didn’t even have to look at the box score to tell you that.  Now has 10 HRs since August 11th and is hitting around .280 over that span.  He’s also got some back end numbers in the K:BB department that would get him deported in some countries.  Either way, ride this Hot Schmotato as long as you can.

Kolten Wong – Batted in the leadoff spot, going 2/5 with a triple and a run scored.  In this same game, Yadier Molina hit a GS, good for his 7th HR of the year and went 4/5 with two doubles overall.  See, if you’re thinking about picking up Molina, just remember he comes from a long line of Molinas and they’re all catchers with storied pasts and you don’t need that kind of stress in your life.  But more back on Kolten, now two HRs and a steal over his last four games so if you missed out on Randal, you can get a little randy and grab a Wong.

Matt Adams – 1/3 with another Cardinals HR in this game, his 14th on the season.  Adams came off the DL on the 2nd and this could be the start of a beautiful hot schmotato relationship if you’re looking for corner infield power help and are in to big moobs.

James Paxton – Went 4.1 IP, giving up four runs on nine hits, while K’ing eight.  His season ERA is now up to 4.03 and his WHIP sits at 1.40 but – and this is a Harambe sized but – all his peripherals scream fantasy goodness.  If his BABIP (.349) can normalize down to league average, his K/9 of 8.44 coupled with his BB/9 of 1.88 more than plays well in Grey’s K/9-BB/9 = 6 = elite equation (hey, it’s his math, not mine; take it up with him).  Definitely a guy I’m watching to see how he finishes the year.

Andre Ethier – Worked out with his Dodgers teammates on Tuesday.  No word yet on how much posing in front of the mirror was done or if they were listening to DJ Snake while they were at it.

Jeff Samardzija – I hate Shark for two reasons.  One, when he does well, I have to type his name out.  Two, he always seems to do well at times that make no flipping sense.  After going 7, striking out 9, only having five baserunners (four hits, one walk), and only giving up 2 ER, Jeff has two quality starts in Coors this year, his last one back in May where he went 8 and struck out 6.  And to further this point, he went 7.1 innings back in 2013, giving up 1 run and K’ing 6 back then.  So when the Rockies inexplicably overpay for Jeff when he becomes a free agent, you’ll now know why.  In this same game, Tyler Anderson went 7.1 IP and only gave up 2 and has been, as the kids say, low key good.  But is he ever high key good?  The jury is still out.  Either way, his next start is at Petco and if your league is like most ESPN leagues where he’s only 23.7% owned, he’s a darn good pickup.

Raimel Tapia – 0/2, but scored a run, drove in one, and stole a base.  The Willy Tavares special!  Remember him?  Yeah, he was bad at baseball.  He still hit .320 over 97 games back in 2007 when he was with the Rockies and followed that with a season where he stole 68 bags despite a slugging percentage (.296) lower than his OBP (.308).  I say all this because as long as Blackmon is out and Tapia is in, he’s fantasy relevant and I don’t even know if he’s good or not because Coors.  Giddyup!

Anthony Rendon – Went 1/4 with a GS, hitting his 17th HR of the year.  He’s been the 12th best 2nd basemen in fantasy this year which is exactly where Grey ranked him to start the year.  And yet – and maybe it’s just me – he seems like a guy whose production and his price at the draft don’t scream ‘deal’.  Like, I think I could’ve cobbled together most of his line from guys off waivers and would’ve been just fine riding like that.  Ok, maybe it’s just me.

Ryan Schimpf – Speaking of 2B off waivers…Schimpf hit his 17th HR last night.  Yes, that’s the same amount that Rendon has hit.  Yes, I put these things back to back on purpose for just such a reason.  The fact Schimpf has done it in half as many games is what intrigues me the most.  I’m getting a Logan Forsythe vibe here.  You know, that vibe where everyone is just gonna say ‘career year’ and overlook that the stats don’t scream he’ll be worthless in 2017.  Meanwhile, Wil Myers went 1/4 and did nothing, as he’s been doing since the All-Star Break.  Methinks we have a player who’s never played a full season being a bit tuckered out and will be fairly discounted for someone with a 25/25 season.

Clay Buchholz – Went 6.2 IP, giving up eight hits and that Schimpf solo shot to go with 6 Ks for the win.  Basically, the Padres K 30% of the time against the batting machine set to throw 80 MPH which means you can pretty much stream anything against them and get a good start.  With regards to Clay, he gets the Orioles at home in his next start, if he starts at all.  If you’re interested, I have shares in Enron I’d like to sell you.

Yoan Moncada – Followed up his 0/3 with 3 Ks on Monday night with a golden sombrero Tuesday night.  They say the course of true love never runs smoothly.  This can also be said of rookies and their first year.  Wait, where are my pants, why is there a weird, thick lotion in my ear, and where did my left eyebrow go…dah, roofied!  I don’t care they deemed this a rookie pitcher term.  Come up with one for hitters or I’m just gonna misuse this one.  *Pushes glasses up with middle finger*

Elvis Andrus – 4/6 with a HR – his fifth of the year – three runs scored, two RBIs, and three doubles.  Andrus is batting .297 with a .352 OBP in a really good offense, and is sitting around 60/60 in the runs and RBI department to go with 21 steals.  Despite across the board production, he’s sitting outside the top 12 SS for the year which leads me to three important notes: one, SS was hella deep, two, it was so deep, it made me use the word ‘hella’, and three, owning Elvis Andrus all year was boring as hell…or hella boring, if you’d prefer.

Kyle Seager – Went 2/4 with a HR and two RBIs.  I always fall asleep on Seager’s numbers until the end of the year because they’re usually the same good not great set.  Yet now I see he just tied his career best in HRs with 26 and is slashing a .292/.372/.524 line and am confused.  This guy has been cheerios good for about four years but decides to go Honey Nut when I’m not looking!?!  Either way, he’s still tied for 32nd in HRs in the majors with guys like Jedd Gyorko and Brad Miller so I’ll refrain from getting too giddy here.

Shelby Miller – On the same night Dansby Swanson hit an inside the park HR and drove in three, Shelby went 4.1, gave up 11 hits and five runs (4 earned).  This coming a night after the Dodgers blew up Zack Greinke for 8 runs in 4 and 2/3rds is a firm reminder that Tony La Russa is just the ‘mad’ part of the ‘mad genius’ name people gave him.  ‘Oh look at me, I bat my pitcher in the 8 spot because I have a well, calculated plan!’.  That’s La Russa right before he discussed the importance of the size of peas if he were to eat them and that he needed a fork just right to eat said peas…oh wait, who am I kidding, Tony is rich so he’s just eccentric.  My bad!

  1. Count de Monetball says:
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    SKY!!!! I’m as excited to read a daily notes post of your’s like I’m excited for my annual Rex Manning Day Party!! 30 weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 45 Minutes and 30 seconds!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      HA, say no more mon amour!

  2. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Solid write-up Sky, good stuff, including a second helping of Schimpf Rendon!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Dah, copy and paste isn’t the same as cut and paste you say?

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Sky!

    Nice write-up, man! Top shelf as usual!

    Am in eastern Chad as everyone knows, so…..

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 7)

    Tripp: Girl’s over there, Horatio. Construction crew’s putting in a new path. We told them to clear out.
    Horatio: You know what, Frank? Let’s move these kids. They don’t need to see this.
    Tripp: All right, let’s clear out. Let us do our jobs, please. Let’s go.
    Horatio: Natalia?
    Natalia: Meet Blaire Hawkins. She’s a senior here at the school.
    Horatio: Who found her?
    Natalia: The groundskeeper.
    Horatio: Lights were on discovered her body.
    Natalia: Yeah, the coroner’s here now.
    Horatio: What do we know?
    Natalia: We don’t know much yet. Just that she was tied up and beaten.
    Horatio: You know, Natalia these abrasions didn’t come from fists. Natalia. This wasn’t a beating. It was a stoning.
    Natalia: You serious? That’s archaic.
    Horatio: Downright biblical (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The question is has anyone put all these CSI Miami Horatio lines in sequential order yet on youtube.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Oh my God, you stopped giving me CSI quotes, but started giving them to Sky?!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        I did not stop, you stopped commenting. Not even a ‘nice’ on the one I sent on Tuesday. And don’t BS me, Tuesday’s closed for comments even for the one and only FML.

        Just kidding, man. I’m on it for today’s quote!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Sky! Nice write up (+feel better Grey!). A few questions for ya!

    1. Curious what you think about Khris Davis for 2017 – I have him super cheap in a keeper league and am thinking about slotting him in my final keeper slot. Seems like a super quiet safe bet for 30+ HR with an acceptable ~.250 avg…and if the As keep him at cleanup all season (instead of when he first started and was at bottom of the order and being platooned sometimes) maybe flirt with 100 rbi.

    2. Re: Yoan, obviously he’s going to be really fun for 2017, but for ROS 2016 H2H playoffs, if Yoan is your 2nd bench bat, are you moving on to add pitching / streamers as needed?

    3. What do you think of Stanton’s surprise activation (and pinch hitting) yesterday for ROS 2016? Worth seeing if he’s himself, or move on for this year?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) Especially because you have him cheap, I’d definitely keep Khris

      2) Assuming this is the same league as in #1, if you can do off-season trades I’d hold him. If not, sounds like your league doesn’t have too many keepers to force you to keep him; feel free.

      3) If you’re telling me Stanton is available on waivers, you grab him like yesterday.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Sky: Thanks! Khris is only $6 for me next year ($3 this year), so definitely a keeper!

        My questions in (2) and (3) were for a different league, which is a redraft H2H in playoffs mode – hence why I’m considering losing Yoan + why Stanton was somehow on waivers. (in my keep-7 keeper league, I definitely plan to keep Yoan who I have for $3 next year + didn’t expect to play at all in 2016 when I first drafted him).

        Thanks again!

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Re: Yoan. As a Red Sox fan I was psyched for the call-up and as a H2H manager in the playoffs of a league with mostly Cub fans, I was even more psyched to scoop him up toward the end of last month. That said, he looked lost at the dish against breaking stuff. I’m debating cutting him loose since I anticipate he won’t see a fastball again in 2016 and may end up sitting more.

  5. Tigres says:
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    Sky! You feel good about streaming Jon Gray @ Padres later this week?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tigres: I would..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d stream a toaster against them if it popped out baseballs.

  6. Jolly rancher says:
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    Hey Sky, great recap!
    I’m in a 10 team H2H points league and we get 4 keepers(2 batters and 2 pitchers). I have both Villar and Lindor, which one would you keep? My second batter will be Goldschmidt. As for pitchers, Arrieta will be one of them. Who would you choose out of: Duffy, Greinke, Keuchel, Weaver, Rodon, Paxton, McCullers, Bundy? I read never keep closers. True? I currently have Familia, EDiaz and AJRamos.
    Many thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! I’d personally go Villar, but I’m sure others would disagree since Lindor is solid overall and less likely to have a volatile year. I’d take Duffy as my second SP.

      • Boomer19 says:
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        I agree with you on Villar. Even with a regression of 10-15% he has top 30 numbers. And eligibility is nice too.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Bingo!

  7. Rabbit says:
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    [Cue Youtube video of stoned-out guy recording himself as he stares at Sky’s write-up today:] “Ohmigosh…It’s a Double Rendon…Double Rendon, all the way…Whoa, man, Double Rendon!”

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I swear I hit CTRL+X and not CTRL+C!

  8. The great Knoche says:
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    Nice fill in Sky. Only one you missed served up on a silver platter (although not fantasy relevant so I understand)

    Ichiro with his 1st HR of the Year. Guessing he finally found Juan Pierre’s stash and mixed it in with his pre-game spicy tuna roll. He keeps that up he could play until he’s 50.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, yeah, saw the pinch hit HR. Now has more HRs in September than Ozuna and Stanton combined!

  9. Mordacious Levator says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added h2h. gotta drop one of orlando/reddick (we don’t lose guys midseason from real life trades)/franklin to activate cotton

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It shouldn’t be this tough of a call and yet it is. I’d go Paulo

  10. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    in 16 team QS league are bundy/quintana/mccullers good enough if each team has to keep 2 SP each year to drop keuchel, expecting him to be useless ROS? also have guerra/ray/smyly/hammel/nova

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it

  11. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Nice write up Sky!

    I’m in a pickle in a h2h playoff match. I’ve only got 9 SP starts left and I’m down a good amount against my opponent.

    I’ve got 5 SP’s slated to start today, but 4 of them are facing each other (not a good formula if W’s is what Im chasing and L’s are what I’m ducking)…who would you start/sit for today?

    1. Syndergaard (vs CIN/Desclafani)
    2. Desclafani (vs. NYM/Thor)
    3. Dylan Bundy vs. (TB/Smyly)
    4. Brock Stewart (vs. ARI/Robbie Ray)
    5. Robbie Ray (vs. LAD/Stewart)

    Any thoughts on the matter are much appreciated. I cant believe I’ve dominated this league all season and am at risk of getting bounced in the 1st round.

    • Sky

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      Yeah, that’s the good ‘ole H2H life. It’s about as close to real baseball as you get in terms of showing how much the playoff system is a small sample size tournament. But I digress: Noah, Bundy, Stewart

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Sky: Thanks brothah! Is Cashner worth the Stream or should I avoid him and save the start for another day?

  12. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Thanks for filling in (but get well soon Grey!)

    You seem to be in a more advanced time zone so I will take advantage as my ww is at 11am East coast your time.

    I’ve just climbed into 2nd place in a 14 team roto (but a long way behind 1st place..)

    Very slim ww pickings
    Paxton and his fingernail has just been dropped onto the wire. He is @OAK on Sunday.

    Seth Lugo @ATL or [email protected] also available and where i was going to go.
    Also Ervin @DET, Skaggs vsTEX, Brock Stewart tonight vsARI also available

    Is Pax the best bet to stream this week and are any of these more than streamers ROS?

    Thanks…!

  13. Shill Team 6 says:
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    Grey who?

  14. Five-On-One says:
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    Anyone know why Ottavino was pulled after two batters in the 9th inning last night. Error and infield single – so not as if he was getting hit. Start Ottavino or Bailey for this week (lineups lock today)?

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    Cashner or Stewart for stream today?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @BAC: I’d go with Stewart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Cash bit safer

  16. The Hack says:
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    Villar was total sexting. Hernan was more of a nip slip in a selfie. Either way my pull % was way up.

  17. JWray says:
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    Keep Bundy or Taillon? Dropping one to activate Kershaw.

  18. Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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    Hey Sky, as a NY resident I miss your DFS notes!

    In a keep 5 league (12 team H2H with AVG + OPS and W + QS), who ya got from this group?

    Harper for 2nd rounder
    Cano for 3rd rounder
    Carrasco for 6th rounder
    Bregman for 10th rounder
    Dahl for 11th rounder
    Joe Ross for 15th rounder
    Giolito for 18th rounder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drunk Mets PR Team: It’s legal in NY now, no?

      Harper for 2nd rounder
      Cano for 3rd rounder
      Carrasco for 6th rounder
      Bregman for 10th rounder
      Dahl

      • Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        Wow, so it is, I had stopped playing and am behind the times by a few weeks… back to working really hard to break even!

  19. Gareth says:
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    Stick a fork in Degrom and drop him?

  20. Los Putos says:
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    Smyly home vs BAL?

  21. Rotten says:
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    6×6 head to head

    Strasburg is coming off DL. I need to drop someone. Who would you drop.? Also looking for a second person to drop so I can stream pitchers, if needed.

    2nd Travis, Castro, Peraza

    OF- Bryant, Grichuk, Peraza, Buxton, K. Davis, Polanco
    P- Glasgow(is he going to start?) Kuhl, Duffy, Kluber, Taillon, Carrasco, Darvish, Walker, Pineda, Cobb
    RP- Giles, Ottavino, thornburg, colome

    I start 3 OF and 1 flex. 3 of those guys are on my bench. Too many bats on the bench but not sure who I could drop. My team is hurting in steals. I was thinking Polanco because he has been playing like crap. But it’s hard to drop him. Grichuk, Buxton, Peraza, Davis, and Castro have been hot. Bryant is not going anywhere. I have arenado playing 3rd and Bogearts at SS. Miggy at first so those spots are locked up. I’m on a bye this week, getting ready for next two weeks. Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rotten: Castro, Travis

      • Rotten says:
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        @Grey: thanks! That’s what I was thinking. Play Peraza at 2nd and cut the other two. Then maybe pick up Dyson or The kids on the Brewers for steals if I need them. I have added a drop both of those guys all year. I had Hamilton..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly

          • Rotten says:
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            @Grey:

            Broxton or Tapia for steals?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tapia

  22. Eng says:
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    Hi Sky. Where are the seasonal football rankings (not weekly)? I may be being dense, but I couldn’t see them. Thanks :)

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Nice job, Sky! I too have a pea-sized fork.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      HA, well see as we’ve discussed, you’ve eaten from a trash can which is a clear sign you’re not rich enough to be eccentric, you just cray cray!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I used to share a dumpster with Evan Gattis

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Grey: Now he’s got a nice big dumpster down in Houston and you’re not invited

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Maybe he’ll throw me a pizza box with extra cheese stuck to the top

  24. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Good write-up Sky, solid fill-in.

    WTF is up with Jason Hammel? Time to move on?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wins will be there, but he’s never put together a full season of great stats; wavered in the second half last year as well.

  25. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    14 team H2H playoffs. Odorizzi ROS: @TOR, @BAL, vs BOS, @TEX

    are you dropping for any of the following:

    folty @WAS, vs MIA, @NYM, @MIA
    matt boyd vs MIN, @CLE, vs KC, vs CLE
    Manaea (who knows when he pitches)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Folty from those, but maybe Manaea if there were matchups

  26. yellowman says:
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    You mean Orlando (nor Oswaldo) Arcia, right? Unfortunately, Orlando doesn’t quite work with the “Where’s Waldo” bit but perhaps you can use a Disney reference instead? :)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      *Smacks forehead* I can’t tell my head from my Arcia, it appears.

  27. Chris says:
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    Thinking of streaming A.J. Cole vs Phi (Asher) – SON (11.0) in a H2H points league tomorrow. Its championship week and can’t afford to miss on this. How do you feel about this start? Think it’s safe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t touch him

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: How about CC Sabathia vs TB (Cobb) – SON (4.5). Feel like I have to have one to generate some points. Not alot to choose from.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not good either

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Between those, I’d try Cole

  28. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Grey get some bad unagi and locally farmed, locally harvested kale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think my quinoa had traces of aluminum

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Too much magnesium in your mascarpone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tiramanosis

  29. Jason says:
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    Tony Watson has been shaky in PIT. Is he still the closer or time to move on? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the closer as of now

  30. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Be honest Grey, was your “food poisoning” bout really just to buy yourself time to book a ticket and fly to Miami to get within [court-mandated distance, plus 1 foot] of su novio upon hearing that his groin is unexpectedly good to go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, I cannot tell a lie

  31. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Start stroman @ yanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  32. Steve says:
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    Cotton’s facing the Angel’s b-squad, could have a surprisingly good debut.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could

  33. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Glad to see you feeling better!

    Hmm, I see my bribe to Rudy didn’t work..That’s the last time he will get an over the internet blank check from me..lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I tried

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for tryin!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. contreras has been fairly meh for the past month or longer. drop him for hundley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson is on waivers in my league and I’m not grabbing him

  35. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I swear I’ve never seen a pitcher give up as many infield hits as Syndergaard. 2 today already. Yeesh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks bleh today, luckily, Reds look worse

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Agree on both accounts, but in his defense you don’t just want to willy nilly throw strikes to Tyler Holt. That’d be crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reds could have 6 runs right now, I think I’ve counted ten actual strikes from Noah today

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: His velocity is down a couple ticks, his control is crap, and for whatever reason he and Rivera have decided to get away from going hard inside.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: 4 caught stealings! Noah’s stepping up his stretch game.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If only half of them weren’t caught standing up because of broken hit and runs

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: If nothing! LGM

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  For life!

                • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                  @Cram It: LGM!!!

  36. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Isn’t Jharel Superman’s father?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice

  37. FKA Ralph says:
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    With Trout and Davis sitting, I need to pick one of these guys:

    Franklins Gutierrez vs Griffin (he’s terrible against RHPs, but is hot)
    Travis Jankowski vs Price
    Aaron Judge vs Stroman

    No good options, but leaning toward Judge and hoping he pops one. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Grey: yeah, and he’s sitting, too! FML!

        Guess I will go with Jankowski. Gutierrez will probably sit, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly

  38. Rick Gassko says:
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    What remaining prospects on the AAA playoff teams do you think will get called up after their seasons end? Is it possible Meadows is one of those? How about JP Crawford, Bradley Zimmer or Vogelbach? Anyone else of value going to get a cup of coffee when the playoffs end? And is there anyone in AA that might still get called up?

  39. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Hope you’re feeling better…That Wet Tail is a mother fucker when it strikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! It’s the worst! I am feeling better today, thanks

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I’m sure it turned into Fire Tail at some point, that is the ugly Ginger step sister of Wet Tail….

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Or the Kole Calhoun of Wet Tail

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It turned into wet mouth and fire tail…simultaneously!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: LOL

  40. Garbage Day says:
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    Sky: Great job. Grey: Never eat fish from a convenience store. Cust sayin.

    So…Kang, Solarte or Yoan for the playoffs? I rely on dongs, runs and RBIs in a 5×5.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Moncada

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: Dang! You are a believer. He’s been stinky so far. I have him on my bench. I’ll hang on a little longer b/c I would HATE to dump him and have him go bonkers on someone else’s squad. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Cram It says:
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    Rendon and Peraza have been f’n with me at my MI spot for like a month. Which either I start, the other has the better day. I should just drop one so they stop torturing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least you knew Rendon would be out of the lineup today, you knew right?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Crap! His game is at 7. No site shows the lineups 6 hours beforehand, do they?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I saw this morning he wasn’t starting… Maybe that news will be wrong

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Watch me sit him and he pinch hit does damage.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what happened with Wilmer today for me

  42. Steve says:
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    You watching Cotton’s start? What do you think so far? He’s looking good to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s blacked out for me

  43. Jon says:
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    Do you like Brad Miller or Asdrubal Cabrera the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  44. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Random quotes from an interview from the Arizona Republic with Dbags CBO Tony LaRussa.

    La Russa says he has “a notebook full of comments on the year.” ’Hey, this is how we could have won those close games.” “Our young guys are really attractive. And Shelby is going to be attractive. They think we’ll be down on him.” ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  45. Robert Closson says:
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    Tillman or Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Bundy

  46. The Hack says:
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    I see that people always ask about lineups. People, go to Baseball Press dot com. Great site and their players link to the Razzball pages so you’re supporting a good cause

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… We link to them in the top menu too

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: most these cats just click on your posts only

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s likely true

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: so modest

  47. J-FOH says:
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    Here is some of my laid back hip hop I forgot to post this weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I like the jazzy stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked that one a lot, ended up listening to a few jams off that page

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: nice. The you tube rabbit hole is the new record store. Damn, I mis Tower Records and the listening bars

            • Count de Monetball says:
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              true dat Jack, last night while I was working and I listened to the entire catalog of Tigra and Bunny D. (pauses to kick my own ass since I said cataloge like my name is Michael Bolton or something) Because we like the hits, the hits that go boom.. We’re Tigra and bunny and we like the boom!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Count de Monetball: CARS with the boom! Oh man, that’s memories!

  48. Pete says:
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    Who do you like better in a points league for 1 more start? Lugo at Atlanta (Teheran), Luke Weaver at home vs the Brewers (Davies), AJ Cole at home vs Philles (Asher), Sabathis at home vs TB (Cobb), or Graveman at home vs SEA (Hernandez)?

    W’s are 5, L are -5, 3 pts for IP, 1.5 per K, -1.5 per walk, -1 per ER.

  49. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp limited moves (only 6 moves left for season but must win this week or I don’t move on)

    1) better stream for tomorrow:

    Nova v CIN (Straily)
    Guerra v STL (Garcia)
    Garcia @ MIL (Guerra)
    Holland @ SEA (Walker)
    AJ Cole v PHI (Asher)

    2) Who to drop…

    C Sanchez
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Sano
    SS Lindor
    OF Betts
    OF JD Martinez
    OF Pollock
    UTL Myers
    BN Franco

    SP Duffy, Archer, Hill, Fulmer, Taillon, Finnigan, CMart
    RP Colome, Thornburg, Ottavino, Johnson, Maurer

    Thinking it’s between Franco and Taillon. With a short schedule day tomorrow, Franco has a game so he’d actually be in the line up (facing AJ Cole). Taillon doesn’t pitch again this week but has a really nice 2 start week next week (@PHI, @CIN), but that’s moot if I don’t win this week anyways.

    Thanks!

  50. Count de Monetball says:
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    I think it’s about time Cereal Villar is mentioned in the lede. 2-4 2HR’s jeez, would you quit being a homer and steal more bases?

  51. 740 says:
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    Hey Guys,

    10team h2h cats

    Start Cobb @NYY?

    Thanks Fellas

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