The rain cooperated to let Derek Jeter play his final game at Yankee Stadium.  Thank God, the Yankees needed the tarp for Suzyn Waldman.  The Yankees presented Jeter with a replica of the Yankee Stadium on-deck circle.  He is going to put it outside his house and instead of pine tar rags and donuts there will be lingerie and gift baskets.  I don’t really care for his final lap around Fenway.  I do agree with Olbermann that I think he should have bowed out of playing in Fenway.  With that said (reversal time!), sometimes stars get grooved pitches on their final retirement jaunt.  I grabbed Jeter two days ago in my leagues just in case that happens, and so far, so good.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hiroki Kuroda – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ending his ERA at 3.71.  This could be the final start of his career.  Yeah, but what about Captain Jetes?!

Nick Markakis – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Classic moment when he homered during the Yankees roll call.  It looked like Bald Vinny was Dave Roberts stealing-2nd-base mad.

Alejandro De Aza – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Hasn’t done a whole lot in the last week, so hard for me to get excited about Doing The Alejandrop, at least not as excited as about the Shmoney Dance.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I watched Gausman pitch yesterday because the media bombardment with Jeter was too much for me to fight, and I have to say, Gausman should not be hit by anyone.  I wonder if his fastball is just too flat at times or he needs to work out of the zone more.  He’s gonna be an interesting guy for next year.  I’m intrigued, y’all!

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  Does he ever stop?  Did you ever think I’d say that about Steve Effin’ Pearce?

David Wright – Has ligament damage in his shoulder.  He’s going to test his shoulder by hitting in November and if it doesn’t respond favorably, he’ll need surgery and the start of his season will be in jeopardy, baby, oooh, oooh.  I was singing that like Weird Al, not The Greg Kihn Band.  You know what’s sad?  Sean Penn not being able to personally choo-choo train feed every Somalian.  What’s not sad?  The end of David Wright’s career, which is what this sounds like.  I’m not joking.  A guy who was lucky to get 18 homers healthy now has a wonky shoulder and about to turn 32 years old?  I could prolly find about 10 other 3rd basemen to draft prior to Wright if he does not get the surgery.  If he does get the surgery?  Then I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see him until June and he hits less than ten homers again next year.  This cold, matter-of-fact breakdown is not entirely due to him dissing Cougars last year.  Well, maybe a little.

Wilmer Flores – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  The last one of the year.  What an em-effin’ doozy!

Travis d’Arnaud – Being examined Friday for elbow soreness and general fatigue.  Or maybe that’s being examined by General Fatigue.  Great doctor, yawns a lot though.

Dillon Gee – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ending the year with a 4.00 ERA.  What’s the easiest way to convey boredom?  By saying Gee.

Zack Wheeler – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ending the year with a 3.54 ERA.  Well, he’ll be another wild card next year, after having a sub-3 ERA in the 2nd half with more than one K per inning.  In theory, I like the idea of Wheeler.  We’ll have to see how January Grey likes Wheeler in reality.

Matt den Dekker – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 run.  Maybe for my batty call yesterday I should’ve went with the Ikea space saver in den Dekker rather than the living room set in Nieuwenhuis.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ending the year with a 3.57.  Nice way to go out, unless he tops that in the playoffs.  Um, yeah, nice way to go out.

Yovani Gallardo – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA ends at 3.51.  It takes a special kind of pitcher to have a decent season ERA, yet still induce hatred.

Matt Garza – Announced he’s finished for the year after the Brewers were eliminated.  This offseason he’ll work with his barber on his chin hairs for some long-overdue quieting of an irritated area near the Garza Strip.

Rickie Weeks – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Gonna be some interesting conversations at Thanksgiving dinner with Rickie and Jemile.  “So, what did you do this summer?”  “Nothing.  You?”  “Nothing.  Please pass the rutabaga.”

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He hit leadoff with Hamilton shooting the bull with The Concusstador.  Phillips has been hot garbage in your Ford Explorer’s glove compartment that is parked on the surface of the sun, but if he’s available in your league, I could see giving him the weekend whirl.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Yeah, good try, but you still suck.  Goodbye.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer.  Uh-oh, Miggy’s putting the heat on in the random contest of “Who will have a better average and more homers?” between him and J.D.

Victor Martinez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer.  V-Mart sees your random contest between J.D. and Miggy and pffts.  And that pfft’ing causes his bottom lip to fall off because he’s The Mummy.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and his 36th steal and third game in a row with a steal.  The King of SAGNOF may only wear a crown that he got from Burger King, but he is legit royalty.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA ending at 3.19.  Scherzer and Jon Lester will be on this offseason’s Amazing Race.  They will be racing to New York for $250 million.

Odrisamer Despaigne – Shut down for the year.  Good, will give Idriselba Despaigne more time to do another season of Luther.  Get busy!

Will Venable – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.   Member when we were like, “Venable’s a sneaky fourth outfielder option!”  You don’t remember?  Good, that’s for the best.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers.  And takes the Padres lead in homers!  (I think, I really have no idea, but I can’t imagine anyone has more than 15 homers on that team.)

Andrew Cashner – 5 IP, 6 ER, ending ERA at 2.55.  His home ERA was 1.43; away ERA was 4.31.  Phil Hughes didn’t want to pitch a third of an inning out of the bullpen this weekend and risk injury, thus costing himself a $500,000 bonus.  Cashner should be that responsible and turn down plane tickets for road games.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  That’s nice, but I don’t know if he’s fully up to speed or going to start every game this weekend, so I’d leave Belt alone.  It doesn’t fit right anyway if you need to make a new notch with a hole puncher.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Guess how much he’s hitting in the month of September?  .397.  Yup, you should own him.

Travis Snider – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer and 2nd in his last three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  Lucky this isn’t the late-1600s or Ray Searage would’ve been burned for being a witch.

Neil Walker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Who are you rooting in the playoffs?  I’m pulling for the Pirates.  Not literally pulling, get your mind out of the gutter.

Josh Willingham – The Other White Meat might retire at the end of this year.  I look forward to Willingham randomly showing up on Survivor in ten years.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Nice, he finally has more than half the number of homers as Bumgarner.  Kill me for drafting him.

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  But, prior to killing me, let me just pick up Cain…Sugar so I can know what it feels like to have something wonderful.

James Shields – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Jose Quintana (7 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks).  This matchup was billed as “You Might Not Be Excited To Own Them, But You Did Well To Own Them Until Yesterday When They Were Kinda Bleh.”  A mouthful, but a really apt billing.

David Buchanan – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 0 Ks.  In the box score, it said “Buchanan, Bastardo,” and I say, give them a DNA test, they could be Jefferson’s kids.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 48th steal.  Crazy that between a day-night doubleheader in Washington he also played in Miami.  I fully expect Denard Span and Ben Revere to practice the mirror scene from Duck Soup all offseason.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ending the year with a 3.81 ERA.  I’ve said this before, but Koehler’s exactly the kind of starter that goes for a $1 in NL-Only leagues, but really isn’t that bad (or that good).

Donovan Solano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He was hitting .059 in the last week coming into this game.  I.e., what Stephen Drew hit all season.

Casey McGehee – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, which is not an abbreviation of Ron Ben-Israel.  I should’ve mentioned that sooner in the year.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (2) and legs (1).  Red Sox Pation is alive and well!

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  El Zunino’s going to be a guy that is on my radars next year as a late-round flyer.  Not that long ago he was a good bet for a .270+ average.  Whether that ever comes to fruition after the Mariners rushed him to the majors is unclear like your teenage face, but definitely gonna be worth it to find out.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs with two homers (10, 11), and his 3rd homer in the last week, while batting near-.350.  Look at Logan Morrison doing something worthy of a hashtag.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but that’s because he’s here now.  If you need power, grab him.

Brandon Moss – 0-for-2, 1 run.  Will need hip surgery in the offseason.  You would think that hip problems would only pop up with players on the other side of the bay, where everyone is hippy chic.  Moss admitted to it bothering him all 2nd half and that could explain his horrendous numbers.  A bemoaning Brandon apparently does gather Moss.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ending up with a 3.47 ERA.  Something tells me he’s going to be a 5th or 6th starter on the Yanks next year.  After this year, the Yankees will be spending a trillion dollars on their pitching staff and will get Samardzija just to attache a frickin’ laser to his head.

Colby Lewis – 7 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 5.18.  If this were 1998, his ERA would be 24.35.  I did the math.

Jeremy Hellickson – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Go to Hell Boy.

Rusney Castillo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  And with the number one pick in his 2015 fantasy draft, the Masshole in the Red Sox face paint takes…Rusney!

Christian Vazquez – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Defense first catcher, so unless you’re in an IDP league, not much here.  Look at Grey dropping a fantasy football something-something that he doesn’t fully understand!

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 1 runs, 1 RBI, hitting over .300 in the last week.  You like him?  Then don’t be bashful, get some Mookie nookie.

David Ortiz – Dealing with wrist inflammation and could be done for the year.  Could someone please boink anyone on the head that says H2H playoffs better represent real baseball than roto?  It doesn’t because in real baseball players play through their injuries in the real playoffs to try to help real teams win.  In your H2H playoffs, you’re stuck with a bunch of stars that are resting at the end of the year, while you hope Freddy Galvis does something.  In roto, the cream has a full season to rise to the top, like with real baseball.  Yes, the Fantasy Master Lothario prefers the missionary position.

Mike Napoli – Done for the year.  That reminds me of an idea I had, ESPN should get Werner Herzog to do a 30 for 30 short film about Napoli’s Mom.  “I don’t see Mother Napoli as an erotic maiden, but as a devil mermaid that enraptures men with the areolas of a chocolate volcano.”

  1. DrEasy says:
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    Powboy Up!

  2. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    You are a missionary for missionary.

    Since Kid is convinced I’m a fisherman I will tell you about the batty call whale I landed yesterday as I streamed 3 guys for a 5/4/9/0 line. I caught a call this big!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @J-FOH: he didn’t show up to call you a fisherman alone, he just happened to drop his own, coincidentally better performance on top of it.

      • Kid A says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Your assignment was a 10,000 word single spaced paragraph on the meaning of concise, and all you give is one sentence? You fail. We’ll see what Montezuma or Aubrey can produce instead.

        • de nachos says:
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          @Kid A: my favorite short story. “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.”

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Kid A: Ha Ha

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @J-FOH: You’ve just outperformed my entire team’s week with three guys. I’m going to go drown myself now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Nice batty call, don’t look at them in the light of day though

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: my dungeon doesn’t allow light

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: ha! JFOH just gnawed his left arm off to escape from spooning with Yasmani.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yasmani’s calling his mom in JFOH’s bathroom, explaining how he might’ve finally found the man of his dreams

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: In a very raycess way, I have Yasmani thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yasmani Bleth? Foxy!

          • de nachos says:
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            @Grey: Yasmani is deciding whether to purposely leave behind his fanny pack or members only jacket.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! The ol’ leave behind! You’re done now JFOH

              • de nachos says:
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                @Grey: then he took a selfie with Jack’s bottle of Lipitor.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @de nachos: I’m on Lovastatin, so then who’s bottle is that?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: we left a fanny pack full of multi colored pills

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Those are Pez

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: they belong to Prez?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: I’m in here by choice *nods head no*

  3. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS), I have 4 starts (5 if Bum goes Sunday, which he won’t) and 2 moves left, opponent has 8 starts and 3 moves. I’m down 2W and 1K and tied in QS. Up comfortably in 4 hitting cats and SV. Will probably need 2 of the ratio cats (hitting or pitching) to win.

    So, at this point do I concede W/K/QS and play for ratios? If so, do I start Hutchison vBal and/or Vogelsong vSD today?

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      @Steve Stevenson: Should add that it looks like my lineup’s down Ortiz and Avisail, so I might could use a move on a bat to maintain my counting stats leads. I’m vulnerable in R.

  4. What'd uh u Nuts?! says:
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    Not played in Fenway???
    What about the fans? I’m suprised you think that way….
    I have my whole family heading up from jersey literally on planes trains and automobiles to catch a glimpse of his last AB ever.

    Last night proves sports are better than fiction because if u wrote this stuff Even Disney would think it’s too corny.

    He can finish as a DH playing his last SS in the Bronx. That’s classy an although a little bummed I’m thankful he is thinking of his fans.

    • Grey

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      @What’d uh u Nuts?!: It’s cool that you’re able to see him play, but he’ll still be in Boston… If a game at Fenway to end his career meant nothing, he’d just play shortstop…

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    Loved that title haha! Typical Jeter (which not coincidentally rhymes with “cheater”) basehit – sharply hit the other way – to end his storied career at Yanks Stadium.

    About the SD offense, I guess the Lisper’s Nightmare may have 15+ HR. I really have no idea either. Can’t bring myself to check that SD roster.

    After 3 straight days without a homer, my team of schmotatoes hit 4 last night. Grandal 2 Pearce and Snider 1 each. Now at 199! Really wanna break that 200 mark.

    • Grey

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      @papasmurf: Title was all Rudy… Wow, 200 HRs in any league is a ton, nice work

      • papasmurf says:
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        16 team league with 9 spots in the lineup. And for much of the year I had Dee Gordon and Altuve occupying 2 lineup spots, plus Longo had a down year and Moss disappeared in the 2nd half, so I am definitely very pleased the team managed to average better than 22 jacks per lineup spot.

        A sidenote, I wonder who is more popular with the ladies. Jeter or Arod…

        • Grey

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          Jeter, is it close?

          • papasmurf says:
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            @Grey: Jeter wins on popularity, but it seems lookswise Arod has the edge.

            But what would I know. Too bad there probably aren’t too many lady readers here who can opine.

            • Grey

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              They’re not fighting over the same girls anyway, or if their girls were fighting A-Rod’s would win

  6. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Jeter? I don’t even know her!

    • de nachos says:
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      @Jay: sand ‘er, son.

    • Grey

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      @Jay: I see what you did there

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

    I posted this the other day, but was too late to the party, and it never got answered. So I’m trying again.

    So my question is this: Is McHugh worth Keeping next year, and therefore I shouldn’t worry about replacing him for one extra start? Or should I drop him and add Derek Holland, Henderson Alvarez, or Vance Worley?

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

    Thanks in advance!

    • Funketown says:
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      @DILinator: Carrasco is the keeper here even though McHugh has good numbers. So feel free to drop him… not sure about your Verlander keeper though

    • Hawk says:
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      @DILinator:

      McHugh and Carrasco are the keepers. Verlander may have won a bunch of games but his peripherals were a mess. 6.9 K/9? ERA of 4.54?

      Cut Verlander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DILinator: Verlander isn’t a keeper, McHugh and Carrasco

      • DILinator says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, everybody! Looks like a unanimous decision! As a Tigers fan, I needed somebody who is not to help me see it’s time to move on!

  8. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Sup brothah Grey, I have 4 pitching starts left in my H2h points league, and I’ve got 5 pitchers eligibleto start. I’m in a comfortable lead and really just need to keep my opponent at bay. Advice on who to start sit? I don’t need to start all 4 as I’m up 200points.

    Drew Hutchinson vs Balty
    Paxton vs. Angels
    Fiers vs Cubs
    Rafael Montero vs Houston.
    Zimmerman vs MIA (easy call assuming he is going to play).

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks again! My opponent has Cueto, Strasburg, Holland, and Cole Hammels yet to go and our league is full of a lot of weird bonuses (+10pts for a W, -5pts for a L, +10 for a no hitter, +10 for a complete game, +10 for a shutout).

        I’ll probably just roll with Zimmerman and Fiers to keep it safe, you da man Grey.

        • Grey

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          No problem

  9. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Best title of all time. Just a classy winner that explains the post the right way.

  10. 740 says:
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    wsup Grey, im in a fierce battle for Era & Whip. i am winning both cats, but barely! would u start Kluber vs TB? my opponent has no pitchers going today.

    Thanks!

    • de nachos says:
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      @740: So if you sit Kluber, you guarantee victory in ERA and WHIP? That seems like the move, no? Or does he have MR/RP that may help him? Do you need K’s? Are you one W away from Wins cat? Will starting the likely AL Cy Young winner despite the fantasy risks make your huevos turn to brass and swell so that you’re wearing a kilt for a week? So many questions. So much exciting.

      • 740 says:
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        @de nachos:

        tied in Wins, I have Ks by alot. he has more RP than i do as well…Tough decision im leaning toward starting Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: I’d start Kluber, but agree with de nachos, you’re not clear on the situation

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    With that said (reversal time!), sometimes stars get grooved pitches on their final retirement jaunt. I grabbed Jeter two days ago in my leagues just in case that happens, and so far, so good.

    Haha great thinking, you really are the fantasy baseball god Zeus!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: And what a perfect sendoff it was to such a great player. Hollywood ending, just like so many times in his career. The man is made for the big moment, incredible.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Swfcdan: yeah, I know people bash him quite a bit, but he deserved that ending last night more than probably any player in the last 50 years, if not more. And I’m pretty happy that two of my guys (Pearce and Jones) helped create that situation.

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @Wilsonian: I was at the game and I’m pretty sure I deserved that ending last night.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @L-Boogie: haha. Everyone deserves a good happy ending…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @L-Boogie: Wow, nice… How much the tix cost ya? Good seats?

            • L-Boogie says:
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              @Grey: Got tix for face value ($65). Section 209, one level up just to the foul side of the right field pole. A buddy has a partial season tix package and he gets to buy additional seats for any other game not included in the package before they g on sale to the general public. So the day he announced his retirement I called him and told him to buy the tix as soon as they go on sale. And he did.

              Got to the stadium 2 hours early and had a blast. Tried to make on to channel 7 news. Almost saw a cop beat a drunk guy down. And during the game I finally made it onto the big screen for the first time in 30 years of going to games.

              I was at the 1995 WC Leyritz walk-off game, I was at the Jeffrey Maier game, the 2001 WS Jeter walk-off game, last game at “old” Yankee Stadium, and Mo’s last game. And for 8.5 inning this was up there with them. Then it surpassed them all.

              Except the Aaron Boone game. That was the best sports moment of my life.

              • Grey

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                Wow, very cool… I mentally place myself in the stands in 1977 for Reggie… Where do you live?

                • L-Boogie says:
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                  @Grey: Grew up in Long Island. Went to school upstate NY (drove down during midterms for the Leyritz game). Lived in NYC for 6 years, now living in Fair Lawn, NJ. Work in good old Hackensack.

                  Still don’t understand what taylor ham is or why anyone would put it on an egg sandwich instead of bacon…. like I did this morning.

                  • Grey

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                    Give it another five years in Jersey and you’ll appreciate Taylor Ham… I was born in Hackensack…

                    • L-Boogie says:
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                      @Grey: Hackensack Hospital? Or was mama Albright a new-age, all natural, home birth kind of woman who cut the umbilical cord by gnawing on it with her teeth?

                    • Grey

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                      Holy Name Hospital, but Google tells me that’s in Teaneck… Maybe I just appeared in a manger…

        • de nachos says:
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          @Wilsonian: I have no reason to hate him but I kinda hope his face keeps blowing up and in 3 years he looks like the bi-racial fat Val Kilmer.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: He sucks

      • Jason says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Sorry F, but you got this fact wrong

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @Jason: You suck too

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jason: how’d you do in that league we’re both in there, Jason (if this is the right Jason of the 12 or so)

  12. los locos says:
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    What a Great Line to this story… Bravo!!! Laughed out loud.

  13. Clint says:
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    Should I go chalk w/SON’s picks for Sat and Sun to win it all or does anyone have a gut feeling for a particular few of these guys to snatch instead I may wanna roll with out of the bunch? I need 2 of the bunch.

    Sat
    R. Montero/Haren/Happ/Duffy/Harang/Eovaldi

    Sun
    Tropeano/Gray/Wilson/Hendricks/Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I don’t know the matchups, need them to know if agree or disagree with SON

  14. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m going to lay it all on the line right here and now. I’m killing Pops, but he’s got it lined up to make a weekend comeback for all the cash in the kitty. Which really isn’t that much, but hey, I’m a Public Defender, I could use an extra buck or two to make me look like a real attorney. Anyway, here’s where we stand for right now (my totals are first):

    R: 20-19; H: 54-38; HR: 3-4; RBI: 15-27; SB: 3-6; AVG.: .309-.239; OBPS: .795-.689
    W: 4-4; SV: 5-3; Ks: 68-48; ERA: 3.36-5.86; WHIP: 1.31-1.65; Ks/9: 10.37-10.05; QS: 6-3

    He has 1 move left, I have 2.

    He has these guys throwing over the next two days, plus I’m assuming one streamer:

    Tillman @ Tor, Santana @ Phi, Fister v. Mia, Weaver @ Sea, Niese v. Hou, Haren v. Col, Duffy @ Chw, Cole @ Cin, Zimmermann v. Mia

    I have these guys:

    Vogelsong v. SD, Carrasco v. TB, Liriano @ Cin, Montero v. Hou, A.Wood @ Phi

    My offense looks like this: Perez, Rizzo, Betts, Xander ,Hanley, Longo, Pearce, Jones, Brantley, J.D., Cain, Aoki. Bench: Pollock, Crawford, Avisail, D.Murphy

    Who are the last two pickups:

    Burnett v. ATL
    Colon v. HOU
    Salazar v. TB
    Hendricks @ MIL
    Alvarez @ WAS

    Revere, Grandal, Morrison, Marisnick, Markakis, Rua, Villar

    I know this is a huge question, but with only two moves left, I felt like I gotta get some input. Again, thanks for all the help. And I’m damn glad we’re getting rid of limited moves after this season. Really sucks down the stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yeah, limited moves are lame… Salazar, Alvarez

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. Hopefully this can take me to the promised land. It’ll be my 4th win in 5 years if I can pull it off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so, good luck!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @de nachos: Ha Ha

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: you know that’s one damn lumpy mattress, too. Unless he uses plus models. In that case, genius.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kirstie Alley is the mattress

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @de nachos: besides the catcher cop out, that was awesome.

  15. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    Grey is the shizz…thanks for your help, hard work and all of the laughs. Already looking forward to next year and testing my skills in the expert league.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: what expert league? Besides champions league, for the top 12 RCL finishers, we don’t really have one.

      your Fact lacks middle infield sleeper considerations. Im kidding grey….Sorta…mac dre’s ghost is watching.

      Sky and mike have also been amazing this year with great contributions. we should be thanking them with fancy beer for sky and whatever mike likes. Damn, I have no idea what mike likes. What do you like mike?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @de nachos: I don’t want to bring tears to mike

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            great. now I can’t read the rest of the comments because I AM CRYING AGAIN

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Mike: Nacho is very insensitive. It’s OK, every good ride must come to an end. Better to have Schmidt and lost then to never have Schmidt’ed at all

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @J-FOH: Its an underground league me and Grey started…kind of like Fight Club…so we cant really talk to much about it other then the fact that it exists….Dont leave yourself out, your input and hate are much appreciated as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t tell him, One F!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: OOPS

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: I’ll stay away from your Tyler Durdon delusions league. I already have my own multi personalities to deal with

      • Janssen with the Stars says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Don’t forget about JB– those pitcher profiles are on point!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: First fact of the year I agree with! Ha, no problem, man… I’ll be here all winter…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: to keep me warm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, of course

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: I hate Jeter even more now…I had three guys that work for me go to the game last night and all of them called in sick this morning. Yanks are out of the playoffs and hes still kicking me in the balls on his way out!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Do you happen to work with Bald Vinny?

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: HA no no no…I’d fire him….the Yanks are in for some lean years ahead….fun watching how their mid 90s bandwagon fans deal with not being in the playoffs every year

                • JeF With 1 F says:
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                  @JeF With 1 F: Oh wait, A-Rod comes back next year i guess they will be just fine

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, until this winter when they spend $500 million on some overpriced stars….

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: Hey you shoulda gone too so you could all be off sick!

            • de nachos says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: “Ramon! Geoffrey! Peter! c’mon boys, This Arbonne isn’t going to sell itself!”

              • J-FOH says:
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                @de nachos: HA!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: First fact I already knew about all year long!

  16. Eddie says:
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    last time Hutchison faced Baltimore he gave up 6 ER.. you think the home factor is why he is ranked so high on the SON today?

    • Funketown says:
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      @Eddie: yup

      • Funketown says:
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        @Funketown: SON doesn’t really care about the end of year but the O’s will probably rest a bunch of their players too so not a horrible gamble

  17. Ceasar says:
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    Down the stretch in roto league.

    Which 3 for best chances at wins and ratios:

    Santana @ Philly
    Kazmir @ Texas
    Iwakuma v. LAA
    Archer @ Cleveland
    Fiers v. Cubs
    Bumgarner v. SD

    Bum would clearly make the cut but what are the odds SF sits him on the last day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ceasar: Bum’s not going to start…. Fiers, Archer, Ervin

  18. Whatever says:
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    Captain Greyts? :) You are the Derek Jeter of fantasy baseball my friend. So humble, so perfect. Does Suzyn Waldman cry your name at night????

    haha. on a serious note: i have 18 innings left in my AL Only and have to choose two out of four starts.
    Iwakuma at home vs LAA
    Archer at CLE
    Holland at home vs OAK
    Tanaka at BOS

    Please help me rank. Thanks, Dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: Suzyn wants some, let’s just say that, and I want some of her… Archer, Tanaka

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: She is a Cougar with a Capital C!!! :)

  19. Cheffe says:
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    Very early predictions for Daniel Norris if he makes the starting rotation in Toronto next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheffe: 4.00 ERA, 100 Ks in 120 IP

  20. SportiveTricks says:
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    Dude, Grey, I’m not sure I can handle this. This afternoon is your last Buy column??? I am starting to think that the only reason I play fantasy baseball is that I get to spend 6 months out of the year pretending as if I have an actual friend named Grey who makes me laugh every morning. You see, my life is kind of sad and lonely and you’re all I have!!! Nooooooo!!!!

    But really, will you be posting over the weekend? Can we expect a final wrap up column on Monday? Will there be any columns during the postseason?

    Love yas! Muah!

    • SportiveTricks says:
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      @SportiveTricks:

      Oh, and as for fantasy baseball I have a few schmotatosels spinning around that I was hoping you could help me rank. SoN seems a little clueless as the season winds down and things become less predictable. I am watching my backside with average and there are points there for the taking with SB, OBP, and R.

      With infield spots I am looking at:
      Flores-Villar-Semien-Betts.
      (leaning towards benching Villar because I don’t trust him from his 0-ferring earlier this year)

      In the outfield/util it is:
      Aoki-Leonys-Cain-Pillar
      (Cain Sugar is hot as heck, so I think you’ll agree with me that he’s #1 here, but I’m wondering about getting Pillar in there for Aoki or Martin who seem like they might be cooling a bit)

      Love yas!!!

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @SportiveTricks:

        HT* not SoN

        (I wonder how many times I can respond to my own comment)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SportiveTricks: Ha, I’ll be posting all winter, not really going anywhere

      • SportiveTricks says:
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        @Grey: ‘

        I know you’ll keep posting man, it’s just not going to be the same when my daily morning bathroom trip is just me, a cup of coffee, and CNN.com.

        Oh, and I think I was asking who to bench in those lists.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @SportiveTricks: ugly drop off from here to CNN, similar to tehol mentioning cristian slater.

  21. your mom says:
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    Is moss still a good keeper for next year? 20 team league keep 8 .. should he be replaced by any of these guys: gennett, arismendy, zunino, kennys vargas, gyorko, odorizzi, heaney, m.moore, syndergaard, rosenthal, street, porcello, p.hughes? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @your mom: Tough call right now, when do you have to decide? Depends on his hip surgery

      • your mom says:
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        @Grey: hmmm i think i dont haave to decide til next year. I will just have to wait and ask you when that time comes. Thanks

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @your mom: hip surgery ain’t no joke, just ask my mom’s mom (or even my own mom,hmmm forgetting my age here)! seriously though, if you have to choose now i’d go a lot of those guys over moss. probably most of those guys. not moore, porcello, and as a closer maybe not street. all the others.

  22. Mudville Niner says:
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    Trying to hold onto slim ERA category lead in daily roto league but need quaility starts as well. Am I crazy to start Iwakuma today or best to pass and protect ERA? He looks god awful lately and I’m not sure he can throw 6 innings.

  23. Cram It says:
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    So bittersweet. I’m the Mixed Nuts league champion for the 3rd time in 6 years, winner of $800, and no Malicious Phenom to congratulate me….sighhhhhh…*drops head* *raises head*…Okay I’m over it! Party time!

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @de nachos: Or he could just buy 27 of these:

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @L-Boogie: Well that worked well. 2nd time’s a charm?

          CramIt

      • Cram It says:
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        @de nachos: Oh man, those are sweeeeet. Hopefully I can win them for less and use the rest of the money to buy a white suit, a Fedora and a plane ticket to Italy.

        • de nachos says:
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          @Cram It: pick me up some grappa

        • de nachos says:
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          @J-FOH: those kicks almost landed him a young Christie Brinkley.

          • Cram It says:
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            @de nachos: Hey Beverly D’Angelo was a prime cut to me. He didn’t realize what he had.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Cram It: shower scene!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @de nachos: Tassel loafers are quite luxurious

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: were here for you cram.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: We know your hiding phenom in your basement Cram, so you can keep his updates all to yourself.

  24. booya says:
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    In a H2H 12 team league I can either keep Wong, Moss & Heaney or just Kinsler?

    What do you think? I feel like Kinsler’s numbers are going to fall off next year, no?

  25. Ender's Game says:
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    Whom do you like better for 2015, Rubby De La Rosa or Tyler Matzek?

  26. The Big Yabu says:
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    Okay, this is it — RCL championship on the line:

    I’m currently in 1st place by 5.5 pts. I’m at 179 GS, and have 9 SPs lined up for today — but now I’m unsure whether it’s actually worth it to start them.
    – If I don’t, then I’ll drop .5 in W, and maybe 1 in K.
    – If I do, then I’ll gain 1.5 in W.
    – Biggest issue is the ratios, where I’m barely ahead of the 2nd-place team in both:
    ERA = 3.165 vs 3.171
    WHIP = 1.137 vs. 1.145
    He’s got a bunch of SPs lined up for Sunday, and so he could pass me in one or both of the ratios anyway, but my chances of holding him off are definitely better if I don’t start my SPs.
    They are:
    1) Jonathon Niese
    2) Ian Kennedy
    3) Jerome Williams
    4) TJ House
    5) Rick Porcello
    6) Drew Hutchison
    7) Ryan Vogelsong
    8) Vance Worley
    9) Michael Wacha

    So, Grey Albright, FML — what do you say? Should I put my championship in the hands of those schmohawks, or bench them all and stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Big Yabu: Yeah, start them all, ride the lightning! (I’m starting a bunch of those guys today too as I chase Rudy

  27. troy says:
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    Who do you think are my best keepers for next year? I can keep 3.

    Carpenter $7
    Rosenthal $6
    Smyly $4
    Gausman $3
    Hughes $4
    Paxton $4
    Baez $3
    Polanco $3
    Castillo $3
    Pineda $13
    Rizzo
    Bogearts

    • troy says:
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      @troy:
      Rizzo $13
      Bogearts $13

    • Hawk says:
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      @troy:

      If that’s Gregory Polanco, I’m keeping him. Rizzo, depending on price and Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: Rizzo, Polanco, Rusney

  28. Phil of the Future says:
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    Diaries from a Chinese Prison – Day 4
    I made a friend today. His name is Tai Ling, which I’m told means Great Spirit or something like that. It’s good to have someone to talk to, even if it’s just broken English mostly. Tai has been here for a very long time and knows his way around the place. I’m grateful to have made friends with him.
    I started teaching him about Baseball and he has taken an interest. We’ve fashioned a baseball bat out of some bamboo and crafted a makeshift ball out of some leaves and twigs. I fear the guards will find out but Tai says he’ll take care of it and not to worry. I hope he’s right. I find myself looking forward to teaching him hit and pitch.
    Oh, right. I almost forgot. My team got it’s OBP up to .250 and Yoenis stole a base! Signs of life, but the pulse is weak and I’m running out of time. But I won’t give up. I can’t.

    Happy New Year to all my Jewish friends out there. Wherever you are, make me proud.

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Sounds like you’re in the same prison Kung Fu Panda broke out of… Yoenis will carry you to the promise land this weekend, or at least send you a nail file… HNY!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It’s very similar in construct, actually. I think they must have watched the movie before building it. I wish I was in the Furious Five….

        • Grey

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          Or the Free Four of the Chinese Penal System

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: My special power is throwing my poop

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Disguise yourself as a monkey and get out of there, brilliant idea

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: *collects stray hair from the communal shower*

                *adheres it to myself*

                *begins flinging poop around making loud monkey noises*

                *attacked by nearby adult male silverback gorilla*

                *sentenced to one month solitary confinement*

                lose a turn

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hope this message reaches you in solitary… You went full monkey. Never go full monkey.

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: This is Tai Ling. Please do not worry. I will get Phil out of solitary and to safety. Meantime he wants you to know he is staying strong and not giving up hope for his baseball team. I must go now. Or as they say in my language “w? bù dé bù shu? zài jiàn le”.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My Chinese is rusty, but I think that says you need a new ping pong partner.

  29. GusPike says:
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    So, am sitting at 101.5 points in my roto league, 2nd place is at 101. I have 20 innings left. Need Ks and to drop ERA 0.05 runs and WHIP by 0.02 to lock things up.

    I have four SP who could go for me today, but I don’t want to use up all my 20 innings, as I want to throw a whole whack of guys tomorrow to blow past my cap (and at least secure the Ks).

    So, who to start today? Options are:
    Fister vs Miami, Jerome Williams vs Atlanta, Michael Wacha vs Arizona, Jonathon Niese vs Houston

    My plan was to start Fister (1:05pm) and Niese (7:05pm), sit Williams (7:05pm) and see how many innings they have gone by 9:40pm, when Wacha is due to start. Would only start Williams if Fister barely pitches. Thoughts?

    Then, keeping in mind the goal of ERA, WHIP and Ks, which guy(s) do you not start tomorrow (I have to sit at least one):

    Strasburg vs Miami
    Liriano vs Cincinnati
    Peavy vs San Diego
    Wada vs Milwaukee
    Rasmus vs Seattle
    Paxton vs Angels (only starting if Angels sit their regulars)
    Happ vs Baltimore (only starting if Orioles sit their regulars)
    Miley vs St Louise (only starting if Cardinals sit their regulars)

    Many thanks for all the advice this year!

    Gus

    • Cram It says:
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      @GusPike: x=Pn x Po (1+r/k)(k2-k1)2/(d/d2)+(f/f3)

      • GusPike says:
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        @Cram It:

        That’s the best advice I’ve had all year. Wait, does ‘x’ = Miley or Happ?….Must have forgot to square both sides, or cross-multiply, or something…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GusPike: Fister, Niese… Start all tomorrow except bottom three with the caveats

  30. Denys says:
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    Wong or Kipnis for keeps next year?

  31. Baezaworldseries says:
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    If you saw Mike Nipola in public. Would you approach him? That’s an awful lot of mamma mammary jokes.

  32. Baezaworldseries says:
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    That is the best title for any thing that has ever had a title. I wish I was Jeter.

  33. Henry says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for all the quality content you put out for this site this season! I’m in my championship matchup and could use some final advice.

    My pitching stats: 110 K, 9 QS, 3 W, 8 SV, 3.94 ERA, 1.276 Whip
    His pitching stats: 95 K, 6 QS, 5 W, 3 SV, 5.049 ERA, 1.293 Whip.

    I have a pretty decent lead in everything besides wins, but my only concern is that I only have 1 start left (A. Wood @Phi) and he has 6 (Kazmir @Tex, Paxton vs. LAA, Duffy @CWS, Felix vs. LAA, Greinke vs. COL, and CJ Wilson @Sea). As it stands he’ll most likely pass me up in K’s and QS, and possibly even ERA and Whip, as he has some pretty good matchups. Would you guys stream? Or should I hold and hope to keep ERA/Whip and saves?

    Streaming options:
    Vogelsong vs. SD,
    Montero vs. Hou,
    Hutchison vs. BAL,
    Happ vs. BAL,
    Tropeano @NYN,
    Salazar vs TB.

    I have enough acquisitions left for all of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream… Vogel, Montero, Salazar for now…

  34. Challenge Guy says:
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    A Greg Kihn Band reference? Made my day. Try to work Aldo Nova in here…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’ll do my best!

  35. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Need wins. Pick two best streaming options for Sunday. Thanks!

    Salazar vs TB
    Gray @ Tex
    Jiminez @ Tor
    Colon vs Hou
    Collmenter vs StL
    Gibson @ Det

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Colon

  36. henncoop says:
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    As the last days wind down one of my teams is in a total dogfight for 4th place in a 14 team roto league for a bit of prize $$. My only hope seem to be to make up ground in HRs where I have a decent chance of doing so.
    My other hope is to at least keep pace with wins. Looks like my competitors are throwing every possible starting pitcher in the last days …many of them looking like total garbage. We have limited starts & I have one left but I can start as many as I want today & they all count. My competition seem to have quite a few lined up on Sat & Sun so it is difficult to tell whether they will start the possible SPs or sit them …putting me on the hot seat of wanting to get max wins without crapping out on my ratios
    As of now I have Cosart @ WAS; Vogelsong vs SD; Williams vs Atl & Santana @ PHI. …not too inspiring but desperate times …

    Other possibilities to replace or add to my motley crew are: [email protected]; [email protected] WAS; Nelson vs CHC; Tepesch vs OAK; Peacock @ NYM; Noesi vs KC; Capuano @ BOS; Hernandez vs COL; Jokisch @ MIL; or Cahill vs StL

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My rivals are sending out 7 to 8 SPs(plenty of garbage as well) on there last day of starts so I would think if possible I’d like to do at least 6. As far as my ratios I am at WHIP of 1.145 (1st) with the next guy at 1.160 & ERA is 3.28 (4th) sandwiched between 3.23 & 3.36 so I feel I have some cushion? hopefully to gamble a bit?
    What does Mr Grey say?? Thanks for all your assist this season …you do one hell of a job!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d go with who you have plus Guthrie, Peacock and Nelson…

  37. The Fifth Girl says:
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    The title of this post is inspired. lol. Nice.

    Just to get this in before everyone wraps up over the weekend … thanks to all of you Razzball writers for a great season. I discovered this site sometime mid-season, and it has become my #1 go-to since then.

    I appreciate that there is always new and fresh info and that is is so extensive – that is a lot of work! I also appreciate that you did not drop baseball in favor of football coverage when the NFL started – it makes me crazy that info can be hardest to find in the last month of the season when it’s most important.

    See you next year – I will definitely like going into a draft with Razzball input next year. When do pitchers and catchers report?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem… Rudy did the title… I’ll be here all winter prepping for next year…

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @The Fifth Girl: football’s a whole different section, it’s had crazy amounts of posts.

  38. Jason says:
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    OH MAN….Ijust grabbed Nelson vs Cubbis (E. Jockitch) and Heaney at WSH (T Hill). I know very little about the opposing pitchers.

    Am I going to regret this? Opponent grabbed like 5 guys to start today. We both have limited moves (he has one left and I have two) extremely tight in categories across the board.

    saving my last moves to grab a Sat guy and perhaps a Sun guy.

    I have both Roark and JZ. Yahoo has Roark starting Snday, but SON has JZ. whichone do I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JZ’s not going to start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Nelson and Heaney are both risky

        • Jason says:
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          @Jason: How many regulars do you think WSH puts out for the second game tonight? Hopefully not many. Did WSH lock up home field or are they still fighting it out?

          • Grey

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            I doubt many

            • Jason says:
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              @Grey: yeah that was my thought. Im hoping that WSh puts out a B lineup with Heany auditioning for next years rotation.

              nelson is a toss up.

              Hutchinson is available but something scares me about Baltimore in Toronto.

              Grabbing Montero for tomorrow and saving one last move for a Sunday streamer

              • Grey

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                Hutch is risky

                • Jason says:
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                  @Grey: Agreed. Too late now anyways i grabbed the rooks. risky, yes, so If you’re looking me later I’ll be in garage huffing paint thinner to get me through tonights games!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  39. J-FOH says:
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    great criticism on H2H, well said and much needed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s just true

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: sometimes a father has to sit his children down and tell them the truth about things. “Son, your mother is an alcoholic”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “But a very pleasant drunk.”

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: and thats how we got you…if you’re mine

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m yours!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: my mama never strayed!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mmm-hmm

                  • Jason says:
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                    @Grey: milkman eyes….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Milkman had beautiful eyes

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: she did seem more into my dad when he had a mustache and a head of hair. But you’re so little and I’m so not. Couldn’t be.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      On a side note, I watched the doc that Sky suggested last night on Netflix, was great… Tom Hanks’s brother is freaky how much he looks like him…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: im still mad at sky

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, we all are!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I can change (Audio NSFW):

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: @Grey: Double amen to that.

  40. Frankiejay says:
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    I’m in a 12-team H2H auction cap league with fairly standard stats (OBP instead of AVG; QS instead of W). 25 roster spots; maximum of 12 pitchers. Keep 8 with a wrinkle (see below).

    For three years I’ve had the best team on paper and things have ended up poorly with three straight third places. So, looking forward to next year, I’m interested in who to let go.

    Keeper rules: Keep 4; then draft 2 from other teams (snake-style, 12th place picks first to first place picking 12th and 13th); then keep 2 more after the keeper-draft. Salaries do not increase. Players may be kept a maximum of three straight times. Keep 8 in total. Players undrafted or dropped have a minimum salary of $8. $260 total auction.

    Here are my options (in my order of preference):
    Brantley (3 years at $5)
    Rendon (3 years at $5)
    Goldschmidt (1 year at $7)
    Frazier (3 years at $2)
    McCutchen (1 year at $23)
    Yelich (3 years at $9)
    Kershaw (1 year at $39)
    Kennedy (3 years at $1)
    J Zimmermann (1 year at $7)
    Roark (3 years at $8)
    McHugh (3 years at $8)

    What do you think? Do I let McCutchen get picked up by somebody in the draft? And what order would you put the rest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks you finished 3rd… That order makes sense…

  41. Justin Lipson says:
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    Final Buy/Sell coming up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At noon PST

      • Justin Lipson says:
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        @Grey: You would think, that after reading this site for 2 years, I would have picked up on the fact that they come out at the same time every week.

        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe…Zoolander!

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME******

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