Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday’s game after colliding with Pillar.  That was the same way Julius Caesar hurt himself, forcing him out of baseball and into ruling.  Crazy what the stadiums were made of that the Romans used to play in.  Alas, as Caesar said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Those roads over there took seven months!  Freakin’ teamsters.”  The MRI on Tulo’s ribs and back came back negative, though it was as in:  Doctor, “Can you move?”  Tulo, “Negative, Doc.”  Because what the MRI originally failed to mention was his cracked shoulder blade.   He won’t be shaving with that shoulder blade anytime soon!  Or possibly playing baseball for two to three weeks, according to the Blue Jays.  Ryan Goins is Goins to fill-in, and that’s the Blue Jays’ shortstop comings and Goins!  Stay tuned for more fantasy news and reborts coming up after the break.  Offscreen voice, “It’s reports, not reborts, you jackass.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  He didn’t look terrible.  Well, if that ain’t a ringing endorsement, call me Charlie and bang on my hatch hole.  Yeah, I’ve seen better.  Well, if that ain’t sweet music as played by Steven Souza, I don’t know what is!  Stroman looked okay.  Well, if that– Okay, I’ll stop now.  Stroman did better than I thought in his first start back, but still not so good.  Outside of keepers, I’d consult with the Stream-o-Nator on him.

Edwin Encarnacion – Aggravated an old finger injury on Saturday and sat out on Sunday.  I smell a cortisone shot coming on!

Ivan Nova – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Nova reminds me of the David Spade joke that pissed off Eddie Murphy.  This, kids, is a falling star.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Since I went for sushi yesterday for lunch and TBS was airing the Yankee game, the sushi chef TV was turned to the game to watch Tanaka.  I don’t know the exact count, but Tanaka went to everything but the fastball.  Then you factor in his opponent, Dickey (7 2/3 IP, 5 ER), and I’ve never seen a game like it before.  It was like a championship Wiffle Ball matchup.  It looked like Tanaka could get away with never throwing a fastball (due to his tendon), but he is going to be susceptible to his control.

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 9 Ks vs. the Padres.  Uh-oh, that’s what Lincecum used to do.  Quick, someone wrap Bum in bubble wrap!  Not my bum, you fool!  Bumgarner!

Brandon Crawford – His calf is improving and there’s a chance he could return shortly.  Or be preparing veal.

Hunter Pence – Will hit off a tee today.  Just in time for the 2015 T-Ball Championships being held in Teaneck, New Jersey!

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks and pitchslapped Otispunkmeyer Despaigne for his 2nd homer of the year.  Leake’s got a long way to go to get to Bumgarner in the power department, but I’d still take Bumgarner and Leake over Bogaerts and Alex Rios for power.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals (7, 8, 9).  Is it any surprise that a Pagan was running when he saw the Padres?

Yasiel Puig – Yet to resume activities.  Puig is still finding his way around LinkedIn, making a resume will have to wait.  “This is the button I press so everyone in my contacts gets a notification from LinkedIn every time I update anything?  Well, I want that!”  That’s apparently everyone who’s ever been on LinkedIn.

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 1.61 and notched his 17th win.  Greinkes!  My glasses!  That ERA is so low I can’t see it without my glasses!

Anibal Sanchez – Will rejoin the Tigers rotation on Wednesday.  He’s a solid start if your fantasy team is in the same position as the Tigers, say, 20 games out of first and in dead last.

J.D. Martinez – 5-for-9, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Hunh.  Just Dong just dongn’t.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs.  Can I draft Lindor for 2016 right now?  I’m just all googly-eyed over him!

Abraham Almonte – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th steal.  Four score and seven days ago is the last time the Indians played a game, and Abraham Almonte was a hot schmotato then, and still is.

Trevor Bauer – 3 IP, 6 ER.  The only thing that’s surprising is you haven’t figured out yet that you can’t start him anywhere.

Johnny Cueto – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Thus ends the story of why every preseason I tell you that, when in doubt, draft NL pitchers.

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-4 and two solo homers (13, 14).  You know what Schoop rhymes with?  Dope.  Si or no?  Sorry, I’ve been watching Narcos non-stop for three days.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 27th homer.  That was how many homers I wanted from him to not feel like I got gypped out of a decent season.  Well, I’m reneging on that like he reneged on 1st round value.  Get me 30 homers, puto!  Yeah, definitely too much Narcos.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 42nd homer.  Didn’t MLB ban anyone from using that number?

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  You in September, “I should’ve drafted Anthony DeSclafani instead of Phil Hughes.”  You in March, “Should I draft Hughes or some guy I’ve never heard of by the name of DeScla…Oh, forget it, I’m not even going to try to pronounce it.”

Raisel Iglesias – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’m not one to tell Bryan Price what to do, because I don’t want to get cursed out, but Raisel’s had a nice run, shut him down.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 33rd homer.  JB, Sky and I do a mock 2016 draft on the podcast that’s coming later today and someone takes Frazier in the 2nd round.  Find out who!  Or don’t.  Your call.

Matt Holliday – Will be activated in the upcoming series in Milwaukee.  Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said he will be an everyday player.  Holliday, not Mozeliak.  I don’t know how much I believe Holliday will stay on the field, but I’d own him until Holliday took his next, uh, holiday.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 4th steal, hitting .330 through 49 games.  That’s not a typo.  Steel is a metal, steal is– Oh, the .330 was not a typo either.  How’s he doing it?  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  I can see the NLCS now.  “Wacha winds up and the pitch to Harvey…Oh, my God, Wacha’s arm fell off…And Harvey swings and both of his arms fall off!  Oh God, make it stop!  But if it doesn’t stop, let me remind viewers of the upcoming DraftKings contest.”

Mark Canha – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer on Saturday.  I’d say that’s still orange on the schmotato scale.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers.  I’m not a fan of the el oh el.  I think it makes grown men sound like they’re 13-year-olds, but after Beltre didn’t do anything for an entire season, and then I say to drop him on Friday, well, el effin oh effin’ el.  Joke’s on me, Jack!

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .259.  I just thought of a call-and-answer chant for Rangers games.  Half the stadium yells, “Shin-Soo Choo!”  And the other half of the stadium answers with, “God bless you!”  Could someone make this happen?

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  For those wondering about him for next year, he’s only 21 years old.  Well, hello there!

Starling Marte – Scratched the past two days with a stomach bug.  Someone fumigate his stomach and get him back on the field.  I need stats!

Francisco Liriano – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.45, which is “she” on a calculator upside-down and she, whoever she may be, has likely pitched better than Liriano since the All-Star break, because he’s terrible.  In most leagues, I’d look 3573where.

Khris Davis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  If it wasn’t for his knee injury earlier this year, he’d be passing 30 homers and everyone would be talking about his breakout.  Even my dentist?  No, not him, Random Italicized Voice.  The guy outside my window that’s muttering to himself about Armenians?  Okay, not everyone will be talking about it.

Jason Rogers – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Damn, now I know why Toronto named its ballpark after him.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals (23, 24).  Now has four steals this past week.  I love when guys try to win back my love.  Keep it going, Segura!

Jorge Soler – Was going to be activated on Tuesday, but now is staying with the Cubs High-A team as it makes its way through the playoffs.  Doesn’t this seem like cheating?  Shouldn’t there be some sort of rule that if a guy has more than 100 ABs with the major league club they’re not eligible to help a High-A team in the playoffs?  This is like when your Little League team tried to “sign” that 19-year-old that just got out of juvie.

Chris Coghlan – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  On our Player Rater, Coghlan in the top 60 outfielders around that of Zimmerman, Beltran, Khris Davis and way above Ellsbury.  Yup.

Roenis Elias – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Great, fabulous, adjective, but it was against a road Rockies team.  As I’d start any and every hitter in Coors, I’d start every starter against a road Rockies team.  It seems goofy, but Coors really makes that much of a difference.  At home, the Rockies have the best OPS in the majors.  On the road, the worst.

James Paxton – 3 IP, 2 ER.  Okay, smart aleck, but this was more or less a rehab start, since he hadn’t thrown in a game since May, i.e., you should not own him outside of keepers.

Ketel Marte – 1-for-3, 1 run and 2 steals (6, 7).  Stop reminding me of Starling Marte, you bastage!

Bryce Harper – Came out of yesterday’s game after colliding with Dietrich at 2nd base.  Nats are saying the removal from the game was precautionary.  Later, Harper said, “I thought Dietrich was a wall.  I never would’ve collided with him if I knew he was movable.”

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  He’s now up to 231 strikeouts, putting him fourth in the majors behind Kershaw, Sale and Archer.  Fun fact!  Scherzer suffers from heterochromia, which means he has two different color eyes.  This allows him to see in 3D without the glasses.

Jose Fernandez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I severely question the need for J-Fer to return this year for the Marlins, but I don’t question owning him if he is indeed starting.  Hopefully, he gets to the end of the year with his elbow, shoulder and forearm intact.  Otherwise, the city of Miami will have to pay for another surgery for him.  “Guys, I’m flat broke.”  That’s Loria with his pockets turned inside out as he steps out of his Lamborghini.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks as he returned to the rotation.  He’ll now get the Yankees next Saturday at home, assuming Terry Collins doesn’t take out his bowling pins that feature the Mets pitchers’ faces on them and start juggling again.

Yoenis Cespedes – Hit his 34th homer on Saturday, then had a day of rest on Sunday.  Geez, his hitting has been heaven-sent, but talk about a God complex.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  This was his third homer in the past ten games.  He now has 7 homers in 40 games, and he’s only 22 years old.  When it rains, it pours in Flushing.  At least I hope that’s rain.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, a dramatic three-run homer in the 9th inning with two outs to force extras.  Could the Mets be a team of destiny?  Or is that density?

Arodys Vizcaino – Looked like the dog’s breakfast on Friday and Saturday, but then his replacements, Peter Moylan and Ryan Kelly, looked about as well as two guys that sound like they should be tending bar in an Irish pub could look.  Vizcaino is likely still the closer, but if a team never wins, does anyone care?  Ooh, a philosophical question.

Adonis Garcia – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a home run on Saturday.  Small schmotato, but likely will continue to platoon, and he really just brings some Maas appeal.

Chris Sale – 3 IP, 6 ER vs. Kyle Gibson 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  This matchup was billed as, “Watch as Sale vs. Gibson illustrates how unfair H2H playoffs are.”  That matchup sounds like it has a bone to pick.  I don’t want you monkey-fighting motherfudgers sittin’ in my throne again!  Who’s bad?  Sale was bad!

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4.  Bit goofy that he’s hitting ninth since he’s been one of the Twins best bats recently, but Molitor said, “You hit in 40 straight games, then you call the shots!”

Carlos Gomez – Missed yesterday’s game with an intercostal injury.  The long national nightmare of owning Gomez has just reached its nadir.  I wouldn’t be shocked if the Astros rest him for the better part of the rest of the season.  Not that he was good coming into today, but now you really need to look elsewhere in redraft leagues.

Mike Fiers – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.67 vs. Andrew Heaney 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  This matchup made me laugh (not laugh).  How are either of these guys so far below the league average for ERA?  I don’t think I’ve started either of these guys at any time and have come away unscathed.  A’la George Costanza, “I’m scathed, Jerry!”

C.J. Cron – 2-for-3 and two solo homers (13, 14).  Okay, I don’t want to belabor The Sciosciapath’s Sciosciapathology, but the fact that Cron didn’t play the first half of the year and was sent down is enough reason for Scioscia to be fitted for a straitjacket.  The only concession I’m willing to make at this point is allowing a rally monkey to be stitched on said straitjacket.

Matt Moore – 5 IP, 6 ER.  But he looked good in the minors!

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  He’s now alternated terrific start with terrible start like a microcosm of Saberhagenmetrics.  That’s about as ancedotal as you can get for analysis, and the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, but tell me you’re starting him without trepidation.

Clay Buchholz – Red Sox said he could return this season.  That seems absurd since he’s simply playing catch at this point.  Maybe Travis Shaw has been getting too much sun and they need Buchholz to return with the suntan lotion.

David Ortiz – Rested yesterday, but hit two homers on Saturday, including his 500th homer.  “I have no doubt I’ll be going to the Hall of Fame now.”  That’s Fred McGriff, who works part-time as Ortiz’s chauffeur.

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks.  After the game, Rich Hill showed his documentary he made to help expose poverty in rural America.  Big Papi said, “After seeing Rich Hill, I want to adopt a poor white boy from Missouri.”

 
  1. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 10 team ppt league. I have the #1 waiver pick. Someone in my league wants me to pickup James Jones for him. I’m thinking of picking him up and trading jones to the manager that’s interested in him. He has Jordan Matthews which I could use on my team. Anyway I could deal Eifert and Jones for Jordan Matthews. Should I do this deal?
    10 team ppr league

    qb Ryan Tannehil
    wr andre johnson
    wr mike evans
    rb marshawn lynch
    rb lamar miller
    te rob gronkowski
    w/r/t jarvis landry

    k cody parkey

    def jets

    bn ameer abdullah
    bn carlos hyde
    bn allen robinson
    bn carson palmer
    bn tyler eifert

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: btw the Ayer I would be dropping is Palmer of it makes a difference

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Ryan:
      Take it off, bitch
      Bend over, let me see it
      I’m sweet JAMES JONES
      And a trick, I couldn’t be it

  2. endershadow says:
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    14 team dynasty with OPS. In a tight two team race, need RBI and HRs. Do I drop grandal and or Maybin for reddick/cron/canha?

    I’m also waiting on Vogt to play with arencibia/Montero on the ww.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @endershadow: Grandal and Maybin…Cron and Canha

  3. Noam says:
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    Hey Grey, funny writing as always. Liked the blurb about Sale! Damn H2H playoffs…

    Which one outfield would you start for H2H points…pick one: Werth, JBJ (and his recent cold stretch), Byrd, K. Davis, Reihmold, D. Santana, Coghlan — or gamble on Starling Marte and his “Illness”?

    And CI? Paulson, Cahna, Bird, Lawrie, Cron, Shaw, Bour, ARam, Coghlan?

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Marte should be back by Tuesday… Werth if you don’t want to risk it… Cron

  4. Alex says:
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    Morning Mr. Grey!
    Odor or EEscobar ROS….pick one. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Odor

  5. Moldyforgoldy says:
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    Do I drop c Hernandez for segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  6. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Im having trouble getting access to the streamonator NEXT 7 DAYS rankings on my ipad. However i can see NEXT WEEK. Are “the next 7 days” and “next week” the same thing since its now monday morning? Thanks

    • Kiss a Bum says:
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      @Kiss a Bum: i just have one question related to this so I’ll just ask you instead of streamonator. Start Severino @ TB or Salazar vs KC? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kiss a Bum: I’d start Salazar…Questions for loading SON are for Rudy, I’d ask on the bottom of their respective pages

  7. PED Inc says:
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    Well once again Grey you and your crew have guided me to the playoffs in 4 out of 4 leagues that I’m in this year and I really appreciate all the hard work that you guys put in!
    I need a little help setting my rotation for this week in this particular league. I know a few are obvious but the last spot is what I’m struggling with, which five would you roll out? Thanks buddy!

    Kershaw vs. Colorado
    Greinke vs. Pittsburgh
    Scherzer vs. Miami
    JoFer @ Washington
    Salazar vs. Kansas City
    Happ vs. Chicago Cubs
    Tyson Ross @ Arizona
    Severino @ Tampa Bay
    Jungman vs Cincy
    Stroman vs Boston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! The top 5

  8. Alex says:
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    Corey Seager is available in my league.

    Who do you like this week, Lindor or Seager? I’m a little concerned that Seager will sit at all this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Lindor

  9. Joe says:
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    I have an empty slot, should I add any of the following: Burns, Crawford Segura, Kang, Arenciba, R.Ross (could be closer), or Teheran (for his wkend start vs PHI).

    12-team mixed, h2h, 5×5, redraft. Playoffs Week 1

    C- Perez, 1B – Batista, 2B – Dozier, 3B – Arenado, SS – Desmond, OF – Ellsbury, Eaton, K.Davis, Util – Sano, Bench – Beltran, DL – Puig, Holliday

    SP – Kluber, Strasburg, Carrasco, Shields, Salazar, Quintana, Stroman
    RP – Allen, Miller, Gregerson, Jepsen

    • Grey

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      Depends on needs… Kang and get Desmond out of the lineup

  10. Bill says:
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    Which two of these pitchers would you go with in a H2H weekly lineup? Scoring: W=10, QS=5, K=1, BB=-1, IP=1, L=-5. No penalty for HA.

    So considering that wins are really important in this league, which two pitchers would you go with?

    Salazar vKC
    McHugh @TEX, vOAK
    Medlen, @CLE, @DET
    Tim Hudson vCIN, vARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Salazar, McHugh

  11. B says:
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    Hey Grey. Cueto is killing me. I’m obviously benching him for my playoffs this week. How comfortable do you feel with these two?

    Do I start Holland vs Houston?
    Pick up Happ vs Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Happ

  12. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! I just heard of “Narcos” over the weekend. Sounds like it is worth a stream. Speaking of streams, I’m in the championship in my points league. We start 4 pitchers, and the guy I’m playing is rolling out 4, 2-starters: Clayton, Sonny, Happ, Ubaldo. The first 2 are unfortunate for me, Happ’s been pretty solid so far, and I could see Ubaldo really shitting the bed.

    I’m in a predicament as none of my normal guys are 2 starts. There are a handful of goofballs on the WW, (I’ve already picked up Gausman). I’m going to roll out Felix, Price and Arrieta, but for my last spot who would you pick? Mind you I have Kluber as well, but he seems to be slated for a Wed. start at best.
    Salazar (KC – Medlen) $21.9
    Pineda (@NYM -Noah) $28.6
    Fiers( OAK – Douberdon’t) $24.2
    Kevin Gausman (Bos – Eduardo) $-6.9; (@TB – Erasmo) $5

    I’m feeling like I have to go with one of the first three – who are you thinking, or ogling romantically?

    • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom:

      Is Happ for sure getting 2 starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Yeah, it’s a fun watch, not that deep…Obvious if you’ve read about Pablo at all, but still good… I’d go Pineda

  13. FilthyRich says:
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    Points league playoff. I have Kipnis in slump with Solarte available as free agent. Kipnis has 7 home games this week – KC(4),CHW(3) – and SOlarte has only 6 but 3 are in Coors – ari(3),col(3). HitterTron likes Solarte (17.3 vs 2.3). WHich would you start? Weekly lineups so no streaming….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

      • HighHeat says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: \ No politician should ever let his picture be taken in a bathing suit…”Hitler” HA!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Best quote ever!

  14. Eric says:
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    I’m rostering Joc Pederson and Maybin and am considering dropping one for Marlon Byrd. Thoughts?

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric:

      Would you do it and Who would you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Drop Maybin

  15. Yeppers says:
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    10 team H2H weekly league
    Need to start 2

    Pujols
    Votto
    Sano

    Worried about puj foot and votto’s suspension. Should I start Sano over one of them in a weekly league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols, Votto

  16. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    It all comes down to this, Grey. H2H playoffs, week 2, currently tied 5-5.

    Need to make a push for Average to put me over the top.

    Drop Melky Cabrera for which of the following:

    Conforto (MIA, NYY)
    Olivera (TOR, PHI)
    Dickerson (@LAD, SD)
    Myers (@ARI, @COL)
    Cron (@SEA, @MIN)

    Thanks again for all the help over the year!

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    I need a double start for next weeks championship. Who should I pick up?
    Scott Kazmir? Tyler Duffy? Kevin Gausman? Kris Medlen?
    Heard good things one each in my online research.
    What is your opinion.

    Thanks,
    Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • Davis says:
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        @Grey:

        Kazmir – @ Tex vs Cole Hamels and vs Oak vs Sonny Gray
        T.Duffy – vs Det vs Kyle Lobstein and vs LAA vs Nick Tropeano
        Gausman – vs Bos vs Eduardo Rodriguez and @ TB vs Erasmo Ramirez
        K.Medlen – @ CLE vs Josh Tomlin and @ Det vs Kyle Lobstein

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

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          @Davis: Gausman

          • Davis says:
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            @Grey:
            OK – thanks so much!

  18. El Famous Burrito says:
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    The Chris & Khris Same-Day HR Index hit 15 on Sunday, as Jameis Winston gets one day closer to being run out of professional football entirely.

  19. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    These ramblings throughout the year helped me get 8th place in my 16team where I only make the playoffs every 4 or 5 years. Thank you very much for your work, I’ll be putting some money into the daiquiri box shortly :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks (I think)

  20. Chris says:
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    Loaded question here but I’m desperate. We do 2 week long H2H playoffs in my weekly lineup. You can change lineups at the start of each week. Its a points league. I’m Down 50 Points need to make up some ground real fast.
    1) Choose one third base:
    Beltre (HOU, SEA)
    Solarte (@ARI, @COL)
    Wright( MIA, NYY)

    2) Choose 2 OF:
    Carlos Gomez (@TEX, OAK)
    Heyward( @MIL, @ChC)
    Bruce (@ SF, @MIL)
    HICKS(DET, LAA)
    Canha (@CWS, @HOU)
    Reer (@ATL, BOS)
    Choo (HOU, SEA)

    3) lastly my opponent has 7 starts next week and i have 6. i also have a dirty rotation do you sit any of these guys for Tyler Duffey (DET, LAA)?
    Degron (MIA)
    Sale (@CLE)
    Cole (CHC, @LAD)
    Felix Hernandez(LAA)
    Chris Archer (NYY)

    Thanks eternally!

    • Lopes says:
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      @Chris: That is REVERE (not REER)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Beltre…Heyward, Choo…Nope

  21. Lopes says:
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    In a H2H Weekly lock points league would you start:
    Schoop (BOS, @TB)
    Kipnis(KC, CWS)
    or Danile Murphy (MIA, NYY)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  22. Scott says:
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    OK, so MI has been a mess all season. Now there are three hot shortstops I have to choose from?!?

  23. A Wood vs road COL or Iwakuma vs LAA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Would really appreciate your help in the second half of a painfully close H2H matchup!

    I have 4 waiver grabs left + need to maximize Ks, WHIP, QS, and ERA.

    PART 1. Who would you pick from the following SPs?

    Nola v. WASH (-2) and maybe ATL but sounds like he’s getting skipped
    Corbin @ SF ($16.4)
    B. Anderson v. COL ($11.7)
    Hudson v. CIN (-4.2) + ARZ (-12.5)
    Hellickson v. SD (-1.8), @ SF (-11.8)
    Nicolino @ NYM, @ WAS (bad SON)
    Hammel v. Pit ($0.8)
    Estrada @ ATL
    Chacin v. SD (-11.1)
    Chen @ TB (7)
    Stroman v. BOS (n/a)
    Gausman v. BOS, @ TB (-6.9, 5)
    Rodriguez @ BAL

    PART 2. Would you grab 4 SPs from the above OR 3 SPs + AJ Ramos? (I’m trailing by 3 saves, but feel like it may be possible to make up the gap with some luck).

    Thanks very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy over Anderson

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! And I’m guessing you recommend starting those 4 over picking 3 and rostering Ramos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  25. McNulty says:
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    would you start Carlos Gomez, Paulsen, or Grichuk?

    also, Salazar or Carrasco this week? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @McNulty: Paulsen… Salazar

  26. Hope says:
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    Ketel marte vs angels, @texas or hicks cvs Detroit @angels need sb’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  27. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you drop Carlos Gomez for? Adam Eaton or David Peralta? I need avg more than anything.

    • JoeCool says:
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      @JoeCool:

      Conforto is available as well.

      Also, would you drop Pujols for any of the names mentioned? He’s been ice cold, and as mentioned avg is a swing category for 1st.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JoeCool: I wouldn’t drop Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  28. plasmaj says:
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    Great write-up as usual.
    I need to choose two of these four guys for the week. 5×5 roto and I need help in Wins and WHIP (Ks and ERA are almost pointless for me now):

    Happ vs. CHI ( it does not sound like he gets 2 starts)
    Duffey vs. DET and CHW
    Smyly vs BAL
    Tomlin vs. KC (and maybe LAA depending if Kluber comes back this week)

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Smyly

  29. Jax says:
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    Grey,

    In a H2H points league (1b = 1pt, 2b = 2pt,…BB = 1pt, SB = 2pts, SO = -.5, etc), and heading into the playoffs w/ a first round bye (thanks to you). My team:

    C – Schwarber
    1B – Abreu
    2B – LaMahieu
    SS – Segura
    3B – Arenado
    OF – Harper
    OF – Marte
    OF – Gomez
    Util – Rizzo

    Looking to replace Gomez. Best options out there are Springer, K Davis, and B Revere….who ya got?

    Thanks,

    Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jax: Springer

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    Got some team juggling to do here, any of these guys get the cut for some FAs:

    My roster – Myers, Trumbo, JBJ, Gyorko, Dickerson

    FAs – Canha, Cron. Lowrie, Castro, Kang, Schoop

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

    1st Round of the Playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Schoop over Trumbo and JBJ

  31. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Truer words were never spoken about H2H ripping your heart out. Lost the regular season title on a double steal by Bogaerts and Betts yesterday in one league and was bounced in the playoffs because our 5-5 tie was decided by regular season H2H record against that opponent. Not to complain, but to ponder why I play H2H.

    Question: With an eye to next week’s playoffs, is Ellsbury droppable? He’s been putting up O-fers and not stealing bags for a while, but still sits atop that Yankees lineup and has a history of going off exactly at this time of year (2012). Thoughts?

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Not expecting sympathy, but Ellsbury is a tough carry while also rolling with Tulo, Harvey, Wacha and Syndegaard on my roster for the H2H playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: one more. for my second and shortstop spots. please pick one each:

            2B: Odor/Forsythe/ Pedroia/Coghlan

            SS: Kang/Segura/Y. Escobar

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Odor… Segura

  32. G says:
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    Better play for the week in my H2H points league – Baez or hector Olivera? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: OLivera

  33. Joe Lo says:
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    Hello boys,
    I have a deal dilemma! Hammals has a double start Pit and the Cards. I need quality starts is this a crazy play? Is time to get crazy? 2.5 points out and can make up 3 in QS. I can lose one in ERA as well. Someone help me I have to set my lineup!!!! Thanks for all the help this year you have me within inches.

    JoLo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Lo: Not a crazy play

  34. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only Standard 5×5 league…

    Pick 3 keepers for next year from the following 4:

    Miggy
    Abreu
    Tulo
    Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Not Tulo

  35. Giddy up says:
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    I’m starting him w/o any trepidation, but that’s only b/c my season is over. Hello 2016!

  36. Scott says:
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    Toss in all Minnesotans against Lobstein tonight?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: I’ve got Sano and Hicks so far. What about Escobar?

      • Scott says:
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        @Scott: or Buxton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eduardo over Buxton

  37. mmhmm says:
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    Stroman was GREAT!

    The HR was the only hit to leave the infield. He had a nohitter through 4 innings.

  38. dem ribbies says:
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    Morning, It’s playoff time!! : )

    Would you cut any of the bats below to keep any of these 3 arms Stroman $3, T.Ross $3, or D.Salazar $3? I’m tempted to keep Salazar but I can’t grok dropping any of the guys below. Can keep this entire roster for 120/260* and just buy my rotation/bullpen next draft.

    C-Posey $17
    1-Goldy $32
    2-Altuve $15
    3-Frazier $4
    S-Baez $3
    OF-Brantley $4
    OF-Blackmon $7
    OF-C.Davis $7
    OF-Cain $4
    DH-Abreu $27

    Format – 10 team 10 keeper H2H (OPS instead of AVG, QS instead of W) – $260 budget. We do have a luxury tax concept so teams can, and do, exceed the $260 budget but have to pay $4 USD for every $1 fantasy dollar (makes for some huge pots). Teams end up around $350 on average. Mentioning this b/c it does effect salaries (e.g. Cutch went for $66 this season, so Goldy @ $32 might seem high based on standard 260, but he would go for >$60 on draft day).

    Thanks as always!!!

    • mmhmm says:
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      @dem ribbies: I’d cut Baez for Salazar or Stroman

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: thx. would you drop Cain or Blackmon for Stroman or do you think they both have another season or two of top 100 in them?

  39. PurpleStickyNote says:
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    10-team H2H playoffs with QS as category.

    Carrasco vs. Royals a must start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  40. Jason says:
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    Start Peavy at home vs. CIN and Lorenzen, or Severino at TB against Archer? If I win this week, I’m in the finals and I can’t make up my mind on this one. Thanks for the help all season long!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  41. Oranje says:
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    TULO!!!!!!!!
    With Tulo out…I am in a bit of a situation. My league has a bench salary of $40. Currently my best consists of L. Martin-$10, A. Russell-$0, M. Moreland-$1, C. Maybin-$2, JA. Happ-$0, and C. Kluber-$14. There is no room for Tulo-$29. Martin and Russell are contracted, and I am hopeful that Kluber will return in the final two weeks of my fantasy season for a start or two..and at that price I was thinking of keeping him for next season. You advised me last week not to keep Tulo as an option for next season, but I was hoping to trade him to someone else for a draft pick in the off-season.
    With all that said…I either start Odor for the two weeks in the final round and drop Tulo OR start Tulo and lose those stats for the playoffs. If I keep Tulo on my bench then I would have to drop Kluber and Maybin. What is the best option? Who will be more attractive for a trade–Kluber or Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tulo for Odor

  42. Jon says:
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    I’m down big after the first week of my H2H playoff matchup (5×5). Let me know if I should make any of these add/drops:

    Canha or Gregorius over Duda or Kipnis?

    Also, should I add any of these SP?

    Happ (CHC), Ventura (@CLE), Kelly (@BAL), Porcello (@TOR), Big Erv (DET), DeSclafani (@MIL), Smyly (BAL)

    Dropping any of these:

    T Walker (LAA, @TEX), Gausman (BOS, @TB), CMart (@MIL, @CHC), Salazar (KC), Iglesias (@MIL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha over Kipnis… Happ over Raisel

  43. sportivetricks says:
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    HeyHey,

    So, do you think I should sit our beloved Torenado against Kershaw today? I’m in a dogfight at the top of my rotisserie standings and AVG and OBP are really tight categories, but I don’t think I can lose or gain any points in HR.

    Or would this just be over-managing?

    Love yas!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Overmanaging

  44. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Who are you replacing Tulo with in a points league? Lindor, Jung Ho or Eduardo Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  45. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for today; it’s still early but these should be are available: Please pick two :
    Almonte vs Volquez
    M.Duffy vs Sampson
    J.Bour vs Verrett
    T.Shaw vs Gausman
    L.Morrison vs Richards
    A.Pagan vs Sampson
    C.Headley vs Ramirez

    6×6 roto

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Has Almonte moved ahead of Dom Santana ? Especially since Dom is facing the Cards pitching for three days ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  46. TP says:
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    OBP lleague this week, pick 2: Kemp, Melky, Yelich, or A.Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TP: Kemp, Yelich

    • TP says:
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      @TP: 5 cat with OBP, not BA, I should clarify.

  47. JoeG414 says:
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    Stream :
    K.Gausman home vs Bos
    or
    T.Duffey home vs Det

    Need K’s , Era and Whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  48. Scott says:
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    Cron or Valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  49. Well, Tulo made it pretty far into the season….just far enough to allow me to pick up Correa and Sano, so Tulo has actually been on my bench for a couple weeks.

    RIP Tulo – you helped me a little bit this year, but not enough for me to ever even consider drafting your fragile ass again.

    And while I’m ranting, I wish my fantasy football addicted douchebag friends would abandon the abomination that is weekly H2H / 6X6 and just go back to straight 6×6 like we were for 8 years in this league. I’m in 4th place, headed for the playoffs with the last spot locked up, but were this 6X6 I’d be in 1st by a wide margin. Too many randomly crappy things happen in 1-week slices, and baseball isn’t made for that. The imbalance created in starting pitching along makes it a horrible system.

    /rant

    thanks for letting me vent.

    Good luck to everyone in the playoffs, and good luck to your Dodgers Grey (I think you’re a Dodger’s fan, right? Angels? Man, that’s what getting old does to you….) I’m not giving up yet, but it’s not looking like my Giant’s year. I was working a festival in Sparks, NV during the series so I missed all but the box scores. It looked ugly.

    Ah well – football is here, I’m in the $ in my 1st ever DFL and I’m going to see the Foo Fighters on Wednesday. Should be a good week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Yeah, he wasn’t that great when he was healthy though… I grew up a Yankees fan, don’t really have an allegiance anymore…I saw Foo Fighters once, they were great!

      • @Grey:

        Yeah – he had a good week or two, but to think I took him over Bryce Harper – kicked myself all year. We all have that one draft pick we wish we had back. I already had 2 OF-ers in Brantley & Trout and I thought, “position rarity!” – no, I am not a smart man.

        Re: Foo Fighters, I’ve never seen them, and always wanted to – pretty excited about that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where are you seeing them at?

          • @Grey:

            Unfortunately Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. Fortunately my friend is a ticket broker, so we have incredible seats. Unfortunately, seats, no pit. But hey, I’m old, so sitting might not be so bad. hahaha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha… I actually saw them sitting too…They were taping some thing for a DVD or something…Was a while ago, I forget (old)

  50. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Playoff time in my H2H league with OBP as a category. 2 questions.

    1. Drop Ozuna for Werth or hold?

    2. Drop Lance Lynn (on the road against the Cubs this week) or Alex Wood (at home against the Rockies this week) for streamers or hold?

    Thanks!

  51. The Big Yabu says:
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    5×5 roto, weekly lineups:
    Justin Turner (3 vs Col, 3 vs Pit, 4 lefties total) or Dustin Pedroia (3 @ Bal, 3 @ Tor, 1 lefty)?
    In other words, which is worse: playing hurt, or playing for Mattingly?
    (Hittertron gives the edge to Turner, but they’re pretty close.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia

  52. phenomenot says:
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    Souza or Canha?

    Kendrick or Odub Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha…Odubel

  53. Fish says:
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    Best stash in partial keeper: Buxton for a year (15th round), Rusney Castillo for 2 (15 then 13), or Javier Baez for 2 (15th then 13th)?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  54. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    True-life question: I’m in a keeper league where you keep any three players (for max of 2 more years). One of my keepers is obvious: Josh Donaldson. So please pick two more from these three:

    Giancarlo Stanton
    Zack Greinke
    Carlos Correa
    Anthony Rendon

    Am I crazy to keep Correa over Greinke? I usually don’t keep pitchers b/c they’re too volatile year-to-year and there’s too much value avail elsewhere. But he’s having an Historic Season™!

    Also I literally don’t think I can’t NOT keep Correa, since I got his face tattooed on my back. Also it’s nuts to have Giancarlo in play here but DUDE CANNOT STAY HEALTHY. On the other other hand, he’s still second on my team in HRs this year TRUE STORY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa, Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think it’s that close either…You got a great year from Greinke, you’ll find someone else next year

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey: Thanks — I agree. Greinke made all sweeter for having arrived via midseason trade in exchange for Joc Pederson.

        I could/should have included Lorenzo Cain in the mix (ALWAYS PUT SUGAR IN THE MIX) but no way I’m keeping him over G/Correa, all love aside.

  55. Playoff run help says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12)
    Tweaking my squad for the next 2 weeks of playoffs, you see anybody worth swapping out ?
    Waiver
    HIT– Bradley Jr., B. Revere, A. Eaton, A. Ramirez, M. Trumbo, K. Johnson, J. Segura, K. Davis, C. Coghlan, M. Canha, M. Byrd, J.P. Arencibia, M. Montero, w. Castillo
    PIT- H. Rondon, Axford, Wilhelmsen, J. Happ, Pocello(Wsep15), Quintana(Wsep15), De La Rosa, Medlen (2 start), Samardizja (2 start)
    My team:
    C- C. Santana
    1B- Goldy
    2B – Dozier
    3B- K. Seager
    SS – Desmond
    CI – Torenado
    MI – R. Odor
    LF – C. Granderson
    CF – McCutch
    RF – Braun
    Util – Moustakas
    BN – G. Polanco
    DL – HanRam
    DL – H. Kendrick
    SP – MadBum
    SP – Sale
    SP – Arrieta
    RP – Papelbon
    RP – A. Miller
    P – A. Chapman
    P – C. Carrasco
    BN – M. Tanaka
    BN – Odorizzi
    BN – Symly
    BN – Tomlin
    BN – Gausman

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomlin for Porcello, hitters are on a needs basis

  56. BreakOut says:
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    Beltre must have schooped out your column.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  57. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Grey, how would you rank these starters for tomorrow? All three are at home:

    Odorizzi vs. NYY, Brett Anderson vs. COL, Just Awesome Happ vs. CHC

    That’s the order SON has them in, but I rank them in reverse order. Need you to break the tie. Many Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Anderson

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Heaven help our toasters and microwave ovens as we flip the bird to the SON…but I agree. Thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…No problem

  58. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Two questions for you:

    1. Nola or Happ in a 12 Team H2H Points League. I thought Nola might be pitching twice, and he is pitching today against the Nats, but he is scheduled to only go once this week.

    2. Do you know the status of Kluber?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ…I don’t know, I’d guess he starts on Wednesday

  59. scrotchs says:
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    I need to start three in a weekly points league. Which 3 should I go with?

    Walker vs. LAA
    T. Ross @ Arizona
    Hammel @ Pitt
    Salazar vs. KC
    Holland vs. Hou
    Matz vs. NYY
    Tanaka vs. NYM

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Holland, Tanaka

  60. Jack says:
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    Holliday or K. Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  61. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Senior Grey! Muy Bueno Informacion Hoy! (Sorry for the espanol, been on a bit of a Narcos binge myself. Alternating between the slower, thoughtful Rectify and this one.. perfect change of pace!)

    Anyhowz, I’m barely hanging on to first with 3 weeks to go (weekly lineups). Need to “solidify” my C, 3B and MI/CI for the week with a few of the following scrubs. Who do you like out of…

    Catcher: Arencibia, Conger, Realmuto, Salty

    3B/SS – Castellanos, Ketel Marte, Lowrie

    MI/CI – Cron, Odor,

    Muchas Gracias Senor!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see that with Rectify…Also a great show! Arenciia…Castellanos…Cron…

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        @: Thanks buddy! Have another quick one…
        Would you start Springer this week over either of Gardner, Heyward? (I’m guessing no?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  62. Scott says:
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    Who can I drop from Khris Davis, Dexter Fowler, Pedro Alvarez, Javier Baez, Chris Coghlan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  63. Scott says:
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    SON really likes Verrett, but I’m a little nervous about RPs starting games after what happened to Yimi. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t go near him

  64. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF!

    1. I finished Narcos last night, it was solid. I’m a little bummed I have to wait almost a whole year for the next one, but that’s the love hate with Netflix. We watched Sense8 which is a Netflix original as well, it was GOT hard to figure out wtf was going on for the first 3-4 episodes but once shizz starts falling into place it was legit the last 3 episodes were really good.

    2. I have a bye after finishing 18-2-2 in my Yahoo H2H (a lot of that is thanks to you and the great keepers I gotz from last year, Abreu, Rizzo, Nado, Cain, Polanco & DeGrom)I have a bye and Ineed to set up the roster for my pitching. I need to lose 3 guys as I have Stroman and Paxton on the DL, I listed next weeks matchups. I’m leaning towards dropping ;
    Happ
    Severino
    Paxton
    Someone just dropped Holland and he has a double start next week. Thankfully I’m the highest waiver in the playoffs. Would you drop anyone different, should I dump Stroman and keep Severino, but bench him v Tor?

    Arrieta @ Pit
    DeGrom v Atl @ Cin
    Salazar @ Min
    Cmart v Mil
    Richards v Sea
    Iwakuma @ KC @ LAA
    Severino @ Tor v Chw
    Happ @ Col @ Chc
    DL-Stroman v TB
    DL-Paxton @ LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No spoilers! (Kinda kidding since I read Killing Pablo and have basic knowledge of the story)… It’s good though, enjoying it! I haven’t heard anything good about Sense8 and doubt I watch…Too much good stuff to get involved with getting lost in it… Just being real! 2. Wow, nice regular season record! Drop Paxton, Stroman…Grab Holland, bench vs. Toronto

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: 1. Sense8 could be on the radar next year.

        2. I wouldn’t have that gleaming record if it wasn’t for the Fantasy Master Lotahrios excellent advice. It was a 12 teamer, but having that keeper foundation to build from made it much easier.

        3. I now despise h2h even more as I got booted last week with the best team in my ESPN league. I have one more year in the above mentioned Yahoo league for our keepers and then I’m quiten that shizz for good! I’m hoping my pitching and the trip to Coors will get me back into the Championship which I lost by 1 SB last year (at least I got my buddy to split the pot as we were in NY for Jeter’s final game) There won’t be any splitting this year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Maybe a sleeper like Gyorko! 2. Damn skippy! 3. Aw heck no!

  65. dem ribbies says:
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    Pls pick 1 SS for the fantasy playoff run. Categories I need in order of priority: R/SB/OPS/RBI/HR

    -Ketel Marte (LAA, @TEX, @KC, @LAA)
    -Eduardo Escobar (DET, LAA, CLE, @DET)
    -Jean Segura (STL, CIN, @CHN, @STL)
    -Javier Baez (@PIT, STL, MIL, PIT)
    -Jedd Gyorko (@ARI, @COL, SF, ARI)
    -Didi Gregorius (@TB, @NYN, @TOR, CHA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  66. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you roll with Reyes or Segura this week.

    10 team H2H points semi-final match..

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  67. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Arodys Vizcaino for Doolittle?

    I got that Emoticon start and really needed it! DanPants advised against it but I saw SON liked this and his next start, so I rolled ’em. Woo-hoo! I’m at the midway point of a 2-week semifinal round in a H2H league, and he gave a Brad Handy with my present lead in Ks, ERA, and WHIP, plus a QS. Sale’s start for my opponent didn’t hurt either. My opponent may be having a going out of playoffs Sale soon! Which he deserves. I hate seeing a 6-seed get hot in H2H playoffs when they can win a payout that is as much as the team that finished 2nd in the regular season. What good does that do the real f****** performers, I ask?

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Grey

      So hold Arodys Vizcaino or drop him for Doolittle?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Coin toss, go Doolittle

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @Grey: Thank you.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  68. Cram It says:
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    3rd place in NFBC! This impossible showing has me coming back next year.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Cram It: Great job Cram..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I think you win some moola with a 3rd place finish

  69. Malicious Phenom says:
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    TEAM A (13-6)
    B. Posey C
    A. Gonzalez 1B
    J. Altuve 2B
    C. Santana 3B
    X. Bogaerts SS
    J. Pederson OF
    C. Gonzalez OF
    M. Trout OF
    J. Martinez U

    J. Hammel SP
    S. Gray SP
    J. Garcia SP
    Z. Greinke SP
    D. Smyly SP
    H. Street RP
    A. Miller RP

    TEAM B (13-6)
    K. Schwarber C
    P. Goldschmidt 1B
    R. Cano 2B
    N. Arenado 3B
    J. Segura SS
    J. Heyward OF
    J. Upton OF
    B. Harper OF
    K. Bryant U

    J. Lester SP
    D. Salazar SP
    C. Kershaw SP
    Y. Ventura SP
    T. Walker SP
    D. Robertson RP
    R. Iglesias RP

    Semi Final match..h2h points.

    ALL COMMENTERS PLEASE COMMENT, who wins A or B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Cool, as I am team B!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  70. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Forever keeper:

    Joe Ross or Jimmy Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Cool as I already own Ross.

  71. Pete says:
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    Are you okay with starting Erasmo today against the Yankees at home in a 7×7 with QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  72. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need wins and era help most. who do you like most of these options?

    t ross – @ ari
    garcia – @ mil
    c mart – @mil, @chc
    smyly – vs bal

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CMart

  73. Sideshow says:
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    In a H2H go w Syndergaard v the yanks w the risk they rest him a few extra days or Fiers vs Oakland Fri? Stroman v Boston & E Rod @ Balt tonight also options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Syndergaard…

  74. Kiss a Bum says:
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    H2h playoffs (if i win this week ill send you some scratch- next week too).
    This is my opponent:

    Kershaw vs col vs pit
    Wacha @chi
    W peralta vs stl
    Ventura @cle

    Here is me (pick 4):

    C martinez @ mil @ chi
    G richards @sea @ min
    Nola vs wash @mia
    E rodriguez @ balt vs tb
    Price @ atl
    Salazar vs kc

    Thank you!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Nola, E-Rod

      • Kiss a Bum says:
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        @Grey: i was thinking the same thing but streamonator has e rod and nola above just about all the others. Ill go with your advice and it seems intuitive to me. Thanks friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Andy says:
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    Dilemma
    Playoff week
    Weekly lineup
    6×6 w holds
    I’m against 11-12 starts ( kluber?)
    1 saves guy Castillo
    1 holds oday

    I have 8 starts
    4 2-start pitchers
    Martinez
    Carrasco
    Medlen
    Shields

    Got 3 holds and 3 closers in lineup
    Wade Davis
    Clippard
    Soria
    Allen
    Boxberger
    Osuna

    Should I sub on out for Jimenez (2starts) or hammel chc (not sure if he’ll pitch two)
    Ramos also on bench

    Catagories ks wins era whip holds saves

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Ramos if you need more starts

  76. DonnieB says:
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    Thanks Grey for a great year, You are the best writer in the fantasy business. Would you trust either Teheran or Duffie this week as two start pitcher? If so,which one? Which of K-Rod and Casilla would you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I don’t trust either, but would go with Teheran… K-Rod

      • DonnieB says:
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        Thank you. As of today, I am leading NFBC Main Event Overall. Primarily used your rankings grid for draft. I might really owe you!! But, momentum is against me right now. I need some good luck. Know any leprechauns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, how much of a winnings is that? Like $100,000? I’ll buy a leprechaun for you for $25,000 and you still win money!

          • DonnieB says:
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            $125,000

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dude, you buy a leprechaun for $25,000 and you’re still pocketing cash money!

              • DonnieB says:
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                Buy a leprechaun on ebay??

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, bro, like yesterday!

  77. Tim says:
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    Thanks for your help all season. Thanks to you/Razzball I’m in the semi-finals. In this week’s H2H playoff match I have pitchers that will keep my ERA & WHIP down & give me K’s but my opponent has more 2 start pitchers than me so I’m looking for streamers who will give me just 2-4 K’s & a chance at a W while keeping their ERA around 3.50 or lower and their WHIP 1.20 or lower. I can only stream 1 pitcher a day. Rank your top 4 streamers from the following:

    Monday:
    Verrett vMIA (Nicolino)
    E. Rodriguez @BAL (Gausman)
    Gausman vBOS (E. Rodriguez)

    Tuesday:
    B. Anderson vCOL (Rusin)
    Happ vCHN (Lester)
    Tomlin vKC (Medlin)

    Wednesday
    Peavy vCIN(Lorenzen)
    Chavez vOAK (Smaardja)

    Thursday
    Moore vBAL (Tillman)
    Quintana @CLE (Nolin)
    K. Hendricks @PIT (Morton)
    McCullers @TEX (Lewis)

    Friday
    Smyly vBAL (Chen)
    Matz vNYY (Pineda)
    Chen @TB (Smyly)
    Bolsinger vPIT (Locke)

    Saturday
    Iglesias @MIL(Jumgman)
    Corbin @SF (Leake)
    Gausman @TB (Ramirez)
    Stroman vBOS (Porcello)

    Sunday
    Medlin @DET (Lobstein)
    Corbin could be here instead if Godley still in rotation @SF (Hudson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Gausman… Anderson…peavy…Quintana…Matz..Gausman…Corbin otherwise no one or everyone depending on your needs

      • Tim says:
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        @Grey: Thanks AGAIN! Not to look a gift horse in the mouth (yes, I’m that old) can you give me your best 3 starts out of those?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Anderson…Quintana…Matz

  78. herschel says:
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    @Grey: did you actually watch Rich Hill (the doc, not the pitcher)? pretty freakin depressing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I saw it

  79. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re well. I dropped Wong for Notorious D.I.D. I’m in the second round of my playoffs.. I was wondering if you like Schoop more than Wong for my 2B…

    Standard 5×5 categories… h2h , thanks !

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

      Schoop or didi I meant!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I hope you’re well! I’d go with Schoop

  80. dem ribbies says:
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    Puig on the wire in a keeper. thinking of putting in an offer of $11 (would be kept for $13). You like him at that price for a bounceback 2016?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take him for $11 next year

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or $13, same diff

  81. Doam says:
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    Rank
    Happ vs Cubs $5.5
    Heston vs reds $6.5
    Brett Anderson vs Rockies $12.5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Doam says:
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        @Grey: so Anderson #1 or happ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happ

  82. PD says:
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    Hi Grey

    I don’t mean to stalk you with this question. I posted it last week and forgot to mention that I can keep 5 guys (not just one). If you answer it again, I promise to only ask it one more time in 2016 before the season starts.

    If the 2016 season started today which 5 would you keep in a 26 round, points-based 16 team league? Round drafted and length of keeper eligibility listed…

    Goldschmidt (2) – Can only be kept next year.
    Salazar (10) – 3 years of keeper eligibility
    Wong (12) – 2 years of keeper
    Khris Davis (12) – 3 years
    Dozier (14) – 3 years
    Buxton (15) – 3 years
    Harvey (16) – 3 years
    Lindor (22) – 3 years
    Joc (24) – 3 years
    Garret Richards (25) – 2 years
    Andreton Simmons (26) – 3 years (I’m just kidding. I wouldn’t keep him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Salazar, Lindor, Joc, Dozier

      • PD says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. I’m a bit surprised you passed on Harvey at a 16 in favor of Salazar at a 10.

        I think I can probably get some good value for my Wong and Harvey if I decide not to keep them. Davis at a 12 is suddenly a little more interesting than it was a month ago too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, I missed Harvey… Harvey over Salazar

  83. ebudz says:
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    Trying to keep my lead up going into the second week of my first round playoff H2H points matchup where I’m up by 73 and my my pitching looks like this:

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

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, J. Garcia
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (Rodon, Fiers, Corbin, T. Walker)

    I figure I can drop as many as 3 or 4 of those guys to stream some of the following tomorrow right? Who gets dropped and who should I start tomorrow?

    B. Anderson vs. COL (12.5)
    Samardzija vs. OAK (8.3)
    T. Ross @ARI (8.0)
    Happ vs. CHC (5.5)
    Teheran vs. TOR (1.6)
    McHugh @TEX (-5.8)
    J. Kelly @BAL (-8.7)
    Jimenez vs. BOS (-15.6)

    Thanks in advance Grey! Can’t thank you enough for all your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Ross, Happ…Corbin, Rodon, Walker

  84. Koolio says:
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    Start Baez vs happ and cole doubleheader
    Eduardo Escobar vs Simon
    Or odor vs mchugh

    Start piscotty vs Pena $25 or werth vs Buchanan $29

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez…Werth

  85. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Would you consider benching Hosmer this week in favor of Billy Hamilton? I have a shot at taking steals (down by 2) which would help secure my matchup. But I don’t necessarily have a healthy lead on Runs, RBIs, or HRs. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Hamilton

      • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. John says:
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    Ive got Tulo at SS and Baez on bench. For now Baez will play SS but I have a bye so it doesnt matter much. Drop tulo and Baez,(have to drop both because have DL player that needs a spot for one of these…. Alexie Ramirez, Obudel, Flores, Castro or keep Baez and see. I am not making move for another 2-4 days.

    • John says:
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      @John: Add Lowrie, i guess may depend a bit on schedule but 1-2 these guys gotta be clear cut choices you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Baez for now

      • John says:
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        @Grey: E Escobar also avail, if that changes anything

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  87. Ppr says:
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    Cats w,cg,ip,k,hits,era,whip qs
    My pitchers through Thursday
    Erasmo,gausman,heston, happ, odorizzi, hammell,lester, c-mart, Jaime Garcia

    His pitchers through Thursday
    Felix Hernandez, lackey, garret Richards

    Do I start all my guys or sit some?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know the matchups

      • Ppr says:
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        @Grey: Garcia @ brewers, c-mart @brewers, Lester @pirates, hammell @ pirates, odorizii @ pirates, happ vs cubs, heston vs reds, gausman vs boston, erasmo vs nyy

        felix hernandez vs angels, garret richaards @seattle, lackey @brewers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Garcia, CMart, Lester, Hammel, Odorizzi, Happ, Heston

  88. Rice says:
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    Have to DROP one…

    Khris Davis
    Aaron Hicks
    Adam Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Eaton

  89. Scott says:
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    So many crappy pitchers today, so few roster spots.

    Semien vs. Danks or Schoop vs. ERodriguez?
    David Wright vs. Nicolino or Danny Valencia vs. Danks?

    I already have Lobstein covered with my Minnesota Twins Cover (Band) Roster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop… Wright…

  90. Scott says:
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    Is this the day Kazmir blows up? As in gives up lots of runs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  91. JB Gonzo says:
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    Weekly league, playoff Championship week 1 this week (re-set lineups before week 2).
    Pitching question: Categories: QS, SV, WHIP, ERA, Ks, IP/GS

    Who to start this week?

    Kluber: just announced, assuming no setbacks – vs. KC 9/17
    Thor: scheduled for vs. NYY, but you never know – may be skipped
    Pineda: @NYM
    Hammel: @PIT, vs STL – has a very low chance of QS and has gone more than 6ip only twice since August 1
    Holland: vs. HOU

    I am locking Keuchel and Verlander into the lineup, so I need to pick 3 more from the above 5 starters…

    Thoughts? Thanks in advance…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Thor, Hammel

  92. Scott says:
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    Gose vs. Duffey (with an e!) or Deshields vs. Kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

  93. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey hope you had a great weekend!

    H2h points / weekly lock/ redraft & it’s week 2 of the playoff matchup

    For this week who are u rolling with?
    Here’s my team

    C- Travis d’arnaud

    1b- Edwin encarnion

    2b- Brandon Philips

    3b- Todd Frazier

    SS- correa

    IF- Kris Bryant

    OF- Harper

    OF- jay bruce

    OF- khris davis

    OF- Jackie Bradley jr

    Utility – Kyle schwarber

    DH- Miguel sano

    Bench: Carlos Santana, Corey seager, and joc pederson . I have puig & Han ram on DL

    P- schzerzer

    P- Matt Harvey

    P- Jeff smardza

    P- deGrom

    P- Carlos Martinez

    P- odorizzi

    Bench- syndergaard, Ventura

    — that being said available bats; canha, Jayson werth, Michael conforto, Adam eaton, Eduardo Escobar, wil Myers

    Available arms:

    Gausman (vs Red Sox & @ TB vs erasmo Ramirez)

    Taijuan Walker (vs Angels & Richards , & @ Texas & Martin Perez)

    Kazmir (@ Texas & hamels , vs A’s & gray)

    Volquez (@ cle & carlos carrasco, @’Det & Randy wolf)

    Thanks grey have a great week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager over JBJ… Drop Pederson for Werth, play Werth over Bruce…. Gausman over Samardzija

  94. mr.west says:
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    Anyway yer rolling the dice on Carrasco this week? I don’t have a lot of options myself, could pick up Medlen or Gausman, I guess . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • mr.west says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I want to hear! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. bobby says:
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    drop eduardo for wong tomorrow. wong vs pena $30

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  96. John says:
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    Points lg Playoffs! Which 2 starts?
    Iwakuma v laa
    Severino @TB,
    stroman v BOS
    Noah v yanks,
    Quintana v OAK,……… points lg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma, Noah

  97. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Hey you go with Reyes over Segura, now that Reyes is starting tonight in LA? Or stay Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura over Reyes

  98. Marky says:
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    Start anyone with confidence
    Hughes vs Detroit
    Adam warren @tampa
    Koehler @mets
    Medlen @clevland
    Jimenez vs Boston
    Tropeano @seattle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them with confidence

  99. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Alex Wood or Jimmy Nelson, 4 ever keeper..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  100. pipa says:
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    Should I drop Baez for Coghlan, or drop Odubel for Coghlan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  101. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    An over-the-internet hand-hold to Grey and all fellow Carrasco owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes please!

  102. Pleasant Odor says:
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    Would you drop Granderson/Trumbo for Eaton, R. Zimmerman, Walker, Phillips?

    Worth starting Hammel tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Unlikely… I’d start Hammel

  103. FrankGrimes says:
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    Iglesias or smyly?

    Ervin Santana too risky this week or next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly… Who’s Ervin starting against?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        At home vs Det then Cleveland

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start him at home, definitely not without his risks

  104. hondo says:
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    Bye week this week.
    For ROS or until a SP sucks and gets dropped for a streamer
    Drop one-
    Eduardo Escobar
    Baez
    Zobrist
    Seager(guessing it’s him because of Jimmy Fucking Rollins,my main leagues nickname for him the last few years)
    To pick up which of Pineda,Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar, Corbin

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Bossman.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. JoeG414 says:
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    Heston home vs Reds
    Yes or No
    Need era, whip and K’s

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      I really messed up not picking up Gausman and or Duffey tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks , maybe I’ll get Kevin G. for his next start Sat. @Tampa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I started him in a few weekly leagues, more for that start

  106. nick the dick says:
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    These Yankees are a big bag of shit

    • nick the dick says:
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      @nick the dick: Oh A-Rod…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @nick the dick: Heathcott!!!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @nick the dick: Reverse jinx in full effect!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Well played

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

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