Since the All-Star break, Joey Votto is hitting .399 with a .576 OBP.  His season line is 27 HRs, 70 RBIs, 81 runs, slashing .316/.457/.567.  Or as Reds manager, Bryan Price, would say, “I want to sew a sock puppet in Votto’s likeness, then put it on my c*** and–”  Okay, maybe we shouldn’t ask Bryan Price, he can’t keep things PG-13.  “PG-13 is for a man with a Cavapoo puppy.  Real men take their Votto-faced, sock puppet and pay an old stripper to suck its f****** yarn until those little f******** eye rolly glue-on things that you bought at Michaels Arts & Crafts store roll up into its f******* sock eye sockets.”  Yesterday, Votto had another big day in a 2nd half of lovely — 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer.  To recap, or just tell you for the first time, Rudy almost drafted Votto in the 2nd round of Tout Wars (it’s an OBP league).  Rudy ended up getting Donaldson and is in first place, so I’ll be sure to bid a penny on eBay for the world’s smallest violin for him.  But for 2016 fantasy, I have to think Votto is right there in the 2nd round again for all leagues, OBP or not.  Good for Joey, making pitchers ‘roo the day!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Raisel Iglesias – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I’m glad I drafted him in one 15-team league.  I’m less glad I dropped him when he was inexplicably sent down.   I have some choice words for Bryan Price, but he has more choice words.  Sadly (unless you don’t own him), Raisel will likely be shut down shortly.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th steal.  Okay, okay, chill, Suarez, you don’t need to be racking up your profile for next year.  Under the radar is just fine.

Jason Bourgeois – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  After the game, Bourgeois laughed at people standing in line for bread.  Bourgeois has hit in eight of his last ten games, while leading off.  He hasn’t shown a ton of speed yet, but he has big-time SAGNOF ability.

Jorge Soler – Hopes to swing a bat on Friday.  Yeah, hurry up, Soler, the Cubs only have seven outfielders.

Kyle Schwarber – Underwent an MRI on his rib.  The MRI machine was at Tony Roma’s, because that’s a place for ribs.

Javier Baez – 0-for-1 as he didn’t start yesterday in favor of Tommy La Stella (1-for-3 and his 1st homer).  *Deep breath, long sigh, stops in middle of sigh, eats a banana, checks voicemails, returns mom’s call, hangs up phone, continues sigh*

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  I’m likely going to jinx him right here, but how many times are we promised a top-flight prospect and they end up being yawnstipating?  More times than Wil Myers has frustrated me over the past two years.  On the other hand (were we using hands?), Bryant has more than delivered.  Now to rank him in the top ten next year to see him fall into a six-month sophomore slump.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 27th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This offseason, Hammel and Hendricks should write a thousand times on the chalkboard, “I will pitch as well as my peripherals indicate.”

Daniel Murphy – Left yesterday’s game with quad discomfort.  He’s listed as day-to-day and should return by the weekend or, if you’re into R&B, Day2Day by The Weeknd.

Wilmer Flores – Excused for a family emergency.  In related news, the stock price of Kleenex shot up.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd in three games.  Yes, he gets benched on occasion.  Yes, you should still own him.

Matt Harvey – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks but left dehydrated after the game.  Did Madoff sell off the Mets Gatorade jug too?

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-5 and his 28th homer.  Damn, Cousin Hundred-Legged Pants is doing work.  Make me wanna do a split twerk.  Make me want to listen to a phone tap like Herc.  Make me wanna take that chair like The Jerk.  Make me wanna go crazy like Markie’s brother, Bezerk.

Aaron Nola – 4 IP, 6 ER.  “Excuse me, man with a shirt that reads, ‘I’m a Sandinista,’ could you watch my Pepsi while I got to the bathroom?” *five hours later*  Wow, I feel 50 pounds lighter….Hey, where’s my lower half?  AH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Darnell Sweeney – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s only been with the Phils for about ten games (acquired in Utley trade), and has been leading off and hitting for power.  What he hasn’t done that he can do?  Steal bases.  He had 32 steals in three-quarters of a minor league season.  Definitely worth looking at in deeper mixed leagues.

Maikel Franco – Felt discomfort in his wrist during batting practice.  If this was him just pretending his wrist was sore to avoid returning and re-injuring himself, more power to him.  Something needed to knock some sense into the Phillies’ head.  Now, hopefully, he’s shut down until next spring.

Domonic Brown – Left due to concussion concerns after flipping over a fence, which led to an inside-the-park homer for Ruben Tejada (2-for-4, 4 RBIs, 3rd homer).  Next time, Brown, just do the Little League move and throw your glove at the ball.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  OZUNA enjoys hitting at Turner Field.  OZUNA favorite movie character is Turner.  OZUNA 2nd favorite movie character is Hooch.

Christian Yelich – 4-for-5, 2 runs.  Whether you call him The Preteener, Yelich or by his Christian name, uh, Christian, I’d go out on a pretty sturdy limb to say Yelich is going to be a sleeper for March Grey next year.  He just battled some weird injuries and should bounce back.  Remember, he’s very young.  Dot dot dot.  Very, very young.  Very, very–Well, you know.

Hector Olivera – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs.  The most often asked question the last few days, “Grey, how do you stay so handsome?”  2nd most asked question, “Olivera or Baez?”  Here’s a question in response, “Which one played yesterday?”

Steven Souza – Will begin rehab games on Saturday.  He’ll likely return early next week, hit a few homers, steal a few bases, get us all jazz hands’y and then get injured again.  If he’s available, I would stash him, which is not to say I’d print out his picture and draw a mustache on his face.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (16, 17).  It’s cute when you vie for my love.  Keep vying, you schmohawk!

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Just Peachy is the type to be able to hit five homers in four games, so if you’re struggling, I could see the flyer.

Erasmo Ramirez – 4 IP, 4 ER vs. Kevin Gausman 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  I like, maybe even love, both of these guys, but there’s not enough time to worry about what their future is like past their next matchups.

Chris Davis – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 37th and 38th homers.  All right, now go on a ten-homers-in-eight-games stretch.  Thank you.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Yeah, I’m gonna be double-downing on this guy next year as a repeat sleeper, and might keep calling him a sleeper until he produces or changes his name to Brett Lawrie.

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Let me guess, Perkins has a sore something?  Saves Ain’t Got No Face, but they do have a neck, back or oblique, apparently.  Obviously, I’d continue to hold Jepsen.  He’ll likely split saves with Perkins the rest of the year.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games.  The Sanotebook is making me cry now for not owning him.  It is completely irresponsible to prorate a guy that only has 51 games under his belt, but let’s be irresponsible!  He’s on pace for 48 homers over the course of a season.  Holy schnikeballs!

George Springer – Shooting for a Friday return.  The NRA said, “You’re welcome.”

Taijuan Walker – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. Scott Kazmir 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I would’ve started Kazmir and sat Taijuan in this game.  Goes to show you what I know.  “Ah, c’mon, man, we’re not so bad!”  Thanks, brain!

Logan Morrison – 1-for-1, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Nelson Cruz – Left with a strained quad.  There’s the injury that he’s been long overdue for!  Damn, he needs to update his phone, his iCal is way off.

Michael Wacha – Was skipped yesterday.  I get it, you get it, we all get it.  Limit young pitchers’ innings.  The one thing I ask, and it’s kind of a minor thing — CAN WE KNOW THEY’RE BEING SKIPPED WITH MORE THAN A FEW HOURS NOTICE?!  Caps for emphasis, not aesthetics.

Carlos Martinez – Will start Friday.  I thought he wasn’t coming back until next week, so he’ll be smack dab on my bench in a weekly league.  Who’s doing the Cardinals updates, Lloyd McClendon?

Lance Lynn – Will be skipped this weekend due to his ankle.  Ah, my weekly league just hit the trifecta.  Only I’m not saying ‘fecta’ but I’m saying the mother of all curse words.

Brandon Moss – 3-for-5 and his 19th homer, and 4th homer in the last week.  Okay, I get it, you’re hot, now chillax.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Never count a Wong out.  And never take a Wong out to count.

Stephen Strasburg – Won’t make his start on Friday.  You know all this Effin Stressbird frustration hasn’t peaked yet, right?  Nope, not even close.  It won’t peak until he’s having a career year in 2016 when you don’t own him.

Tanner Roark – Will start on Friday in place of Strasburg.  Mr. Roark is hoping to avoid getting Tattoo’d.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  For those that were worried about his last few starts, Scherzer has a 0.96 WHIP and 219 Ks.  If that’s what you’re worried about, I want your worries.

Bryce Harper – Left yesterday with a tight glute.  In laymen’s terms, it means he was too aggressive forcing out a fart.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two more homers (15, 16).  Now has seven homers in the past week.  He should be owned in 100% of leagues.  Yes, even that one where you’re going against eleven of your email aliases.  The most hilarious (not funny at all) part of all of this?  Next year, someone is going to draft him and be like, “I’ll take his 20 homers, thank you very much.”  Little do they realize he hit all of his homers this year in one week after everyone who drafted him had already dropped him or quit and moved on to fantasy football or fantasy basketball.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  Well, he’s not glamourous, but he is hitting.  Okay, he’s the least glamourous player since Ty Wigginton, but he’s hitting.

Andrew Heaney – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  According to the Stream-o-Nator, it loves Heaney’s next start, but all I can think of is Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, which makes me think of Superfly Snuka being arrested yesterday for murder.  The only thing that can make this right is if Don Muraco is the prosecuting attorney.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 35th homer.  I suggest when Pujols comes up to bat, all fans make an A-ok hand gesture, touching their forefinger to their thumb, then punch the person to their left in the shoulder.  Can we start this?

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 3 runs, and back-to-back games with three hits.  I’m glad he’s settled into the lead-off slot, but settling into the clean-up spot is David Murphy (3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI), which is a tad crummy with crackers.

David Freese – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs in his 2nd game back from the DL.  That means only another week until his next injury.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, but left with a minor calf issue.  Moo!

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.   The Morales of the story?  Get yourself in a good lineup.

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Off the top of my head, I’m going to say this was the most homers the Royals had in a game in two years.  The top of my head is much smarter than the bottom of my head.  Stupid chin.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I don’t know what clicked about a month ago, but he’s been stunningly good in his last five starts with back-to-back 11-K games.  Surprised to see he’s only owned in 70% of ESPN leagues, but I do think those numbers have a margin of error of about 50%.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Calling upstairs to Sonny, “Hey, boy, there’s some guys in rainbow spandex at the door, they say they’re your friends.  They called themselves, The Regression Fairies.”

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and his 4th homer this week.  Hot schmotato alert!

R.A. Dickey – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  When the knuckler’s working and he’s commanding his balls, Dickey is a sight to see.  The preceding was also a quoted theater critic’s line featured on The Puppetry of the Penis playbill.

Marcus Stroman – Had a terrific rehab start in Class-A Lansing.  Now he’ll head to Triple-A Buffalo, then could be back in Toronto.  That sounds like a road trip no one in the history of cars has ever taken.  Lansing to Buffalo to Toronto?  What, no Poughkeepsie?

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  He has 111 RBIs on the year.  There’s a month left.  Yup.  The best (not best) were the people who were worried in March about his knees on the turf.  Yeah, really hurt him.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 26th steal as he leads off. Revere’s screaming the SAGNOF is coming, the SAGNOF is coming, and you’re standing there with a Twinkie you found inside your ski jacket that you haven’t worn in three years.  Get it together, man!

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Ian Kennedy 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  I have Hamels going in Petco, and I’m all giddy, and, of course, he comes up against a Kennedy who’s in peak I-just-banged-Marilyn-Monroe’s-vulva-in-the-Oval form.

Zach Davies – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER in his first major league start.  Don’t worry, Brewers fans, you have good young hitters.  Offense is more fun anyway!

Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Definitely a guy that could jump on a hot schmotato magic carpet ride and fly on it for a few weeks.

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 3rd homer in his last four games.  Yeah, he’s hot, but you can’t expect me to get excited about it.

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Can we just say the Yankees are facing Red Sox pitching and the pitching is not pretty?  No?  Well, I just did.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 8th homer, hitting close to .600 in the last week.  About the hottest schmotato in the entire world, though the hot schmotato census was only sent out to 22 states.

Greg Bird – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  With Bird playing so well in Boston, the Red Sox are looking into signing a Ewing as retribution, but then their field crew better invest in some extra sand — that sweat ain’t going to dry on its own.

Stephen Drew – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .211.  It’s almost like Drew stole Hardy’s career path of high homers and no average.  This is a mystery for Young Adults.

Hanley Ramirez – Sat out again yesterday.  Can someone please sneak into the Red Sox clubhouse and exchange Hanley’s uniform with a uniform that is painted the color of the bench, so Sandoval accidentally sits on him?

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Aw, sooky, the Bumgarner vs. Bogaerts home run chase is going to come right down to the final month!

Blake Swihart – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting over .350 in the last week.  Hasn’t shown a ton of power, but he has been hot, and really that’s all that matters for a month-long Swihart.

Justin Morneau – Close to returning from his concussion.  The Concusstador has been sidelined since May.  Maybe now he’ll stop being the quarterback in the team building tag football games.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunner, 3 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator hates Leake in just about all his starts, but I’d run him out there in just about everywhere except Coors, i.e., I’m sprung for Leake.

Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 15 Ks.  Whoever faces the Dodgers in the playoffs better get Jeff Gillooly on their playoff roster.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 7 RBIs and his 32nd and 33rd homers, one of which was a grand slam.  Ah, Coors, you giveth and you giveth some more.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 33rd homer.  *buys fifteen high-powered fans at Bed, Bath and Beyond, sets them up all around the couch, puts on Arenado jersey, turns on all the fans and sits there in a wind storm*  “Grey, what are you doing?”  “Nothing, Cougs, you wouldn’t understand.”

Paul Goldschmidt – Missed yesterday’s game in Coors Field due to the birth of first child.  I don’t blame him or his wife or even the lounge singer they hired to play in the closet while they were making love.  Nope, I blame you.  Next time, look at the schedule for Diamondbacks games in Coors, then count back nine months, and during those days, you stand outside of Goldy’s house and throw rocks through his window every time the lights go off.

 
  1. Slimbo says:
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    Hey boss

    Is Derek Holland droppable in 8 teamers? Wanna pickup Souza and profar to stash

  2. Tom says:
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    I need your help on a quick trade, it happens to be NFL but your expertise would be greatly appreciated. It’s PPR, here it is…

    Gronk/Jordan Matthews/David Johnson/Donte Moncreif FOR Demaryius/Greg Olsen/Agholar/Ronnie HIllman

    Thanks!

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Tom: Wow your addiction to advice has reached “ill suck yo dick man!” crackhead levels.

    • Speedy McGreedy says:
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      @Tom: Pick up Deion Sanders, drop Bo Jackson, stash Russell Wilson.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Tom: DT side by a bit.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Tom: Grey don’t do football, bruh. It’s a fair trade, though. DT side maybe

    • Sam says:
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      @Tom: I like the Gronk side better

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Tom: Grey- “I’m not a football guy /too many players involved.”

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Grey: Too many players in the trade.

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Disappointing Coors series for fringy mixed league types — I’m looking at you Paulsen! This is my 3rd or 4th run with Paulsen and he’s never delivered.

    Is there a glossary term for players that never seem to comply with SON’s narrative?

    • Chucky says:
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      You took the words right out off my mouth………Meatloaf. However I wont be starting him ( good reason I didn’t make he playoffs) So now then feel free to start him and watch him rake

      • Scott says:
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        @Chucky: who else you gonna start on this short slate?

  4. Dirndls says:
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    Drunk again but not gonna tell you My team story. Just blew a six game lead for a playoff spot in the H2H league. Dynasty questions coming soon!

  5. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    Is Alex Guerrero droppable in 14 team dynasty leagues?

  6. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,
    missed to add Baez for a pair of HouRs the other day, luckyly he’s not hitting yet,
    but Sano is destroying stadium ligthbulbs! next year team name : HaluSanogen !

    i’ll be dropping Buxton tomorrow to activate George

    add Zimmermann for Wong or DeShields?
    add YVentura for Heaney or A.Wood?

    thanks

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Nick: Drop wong and wood. Good moves for fantasy, but even better for Viagra’s stock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Ha, nice! Lose DeShields and Wood

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        SUBITO !!

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Hammel pulled with the low pitch count AGAIN. Add this to the list of grievances against Maddon, to be filed by F! -MAM (Fantasy Managers Against Maddon).

  8. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    I’m not afraid to say it anymore: I’m in love with Miguel Sano!

  9. SteveNZ says:
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    Can’t remember a hitter whose bat appeared to be going slooooowwwwwwer through the hitting zone when hitting a dinger than Davis. You just know he’s seeing it all the way.

    A good day to have him and CarGo (and Ozuna, and Sano) on the same team…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: yes! You just jinxed crush. Thanks buddy, grey owns him and I needed your kiwi voodoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah, I’m hoping a nice final few weeks from Davis

  10. Noam says:
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    Lost it with the blurb about Goldy. Funny stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Thanks!

  11. Right said Manfred says:
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    The Flores and Goldschmidt blurbs deserve a Can’t Hardly wait style slow clap. Good show sir, good show.

  12. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice Bobby the Brain! I’d like to see a 30 for 30 solely on 1980s WWF managers.

    Watch Master Chef?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I am predicting he says yes…but you never know with grey. He was a butter fingers with the dvr two weeks ago. Jeebus,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: That would be awesome on the 30 for 30, great call… Yeah, I watched, told you one of the girls was going home, sorry it was your girl

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I said it was one of the crazies I just backed the wrong crazy. Good call grey. Now what about my boy nick. He’s got moxy. And look at claudia. She used tortillas and crushed it. If you let her mexicanize and she will go all boss on them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Claudia vs. Nick finale could happen… Likely Claudia or Nick vs. Derrick… Stephen’s now the next to go

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I don’t know. Derrick getting caught the last two weeks slipping. If Katrina cooks the veal then Derrick would of gone home. Steven kept it together last night and even got the ramses pat on the ass.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Call me cynical, but I think they would’ve found another reason to send home Katrina

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: It was a good episode. I really hope Derrick is the next one to go. The last thing we need is another wanna be rocker cook as Guy Fieri is already aping the dude from Smashmouth, amiright?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha…You are right… I don’t really love Derrick, but they’ve built him up all year to be in the final… I like Stephen, maybe cause I like crazy

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: I like Stephen too, at least he seems real, so do Nick and Claudia. After seeing that music video of Derrick’s band I’ve lost all respect. And the stupid sleeveless shirts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I would’ve guessed he was in some indie rock group… Wouldn’t have pegged him as a drummer in a Spice Girls rip off

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you cynical? That’s my job…..You wanted to be right.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re naive if you think they don’t know who’s going home before they start

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: let me have my NAI TIV ATAE, it gives me hope

  13. Packers says:
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    10 team roto redraft league. Just need overall production. Who would you rather have ros. Aybar, Scooter, Olivera or Owings. I have Aybar.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Packers: Olivera for upside

  14. Carns says:
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    re: Arenado, need to add a stereo into that setup and blast Megadeth’s b-side gem “Torenado of Souls”. You’ll really have Cougs wondering what she got into…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns: Ha, love it!

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    OBP league playoffs, likely facing the Votto owner, where Votto is carrying their OBP and OPS. They offered Votto to me for my Miggy and Peralta, which is way too much IMO. That said, would you trade Rizzo and Peralta (who faces mostly lefties and tough pitchers during the next 2 week matchup) for Votto?

    Obviously never a trade I’d do mid season, but wondering if it makes sense while Rizzo is in a hot/cold streak and Votto is en fuego.

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: amazingly, yes (only in this league). Recently traded a strong streamer to put JoFern on my DL because the Fern owner was facing elimination and I’ve been in my 2-week bye. Fun stuff!

  16. Slimcompoop says:
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    Top O’ the Morning…I text “Torenado Warnings” to the owner I’m playing in the 1st round of the playoffs. Totally understand the Arenado blurb. Anyway, Dropped Lind to pick up Lamb for a couple days and the 2X Header on Tuesday. Meh. Thinking about reversing that scenario tonight. Here are my list of candidates to replace Lamb for the weekend and possible beyond: Lind, Olivera, Castellanos, Paulsen and Lawrie. Who are your top three options? Have a good day and thanks.

  17. dem ribbies says:
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    Todd Frazier. What a massively disappointing 2nd half.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @dem ribbies: he went from the toddfather to the toddfailure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dem ribbies: See, and you people demanded me to rank him in the 2nd half

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Didn’t you totally leave him off the list altogether the 1st go-around? The Funky Voodoo that you do Grey…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I forgot him, wish I could say it was on purpose…Well, I guess I could say it

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: You SHOULD take credit for it. Adds to the legend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ooh, I like that idea

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @Grey: HR Derby Champion Curse

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  18. dem ribbies says:
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    in a keeper do you like Cain, Blackmon & Brantley over both Yelich/Soler?

  19. Sam says:
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    Grey and other commenters,

    Pick 3 ROS: Piscotty, Conforto, Ozuna, Avi Garcia

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sam: piscotty, conforto only when he faces right handers, and ozuna.

      • Sam says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks J-Foh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Not Avisail

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on Stroman down the stretch?
    Do you think he cracks the starting rotation?

    How does he stack up to other options such as:
    Smyly, Corbin, Leake, Shoe, Tomlin

    Looks like I’m going to have to lose Raisel soon unfortunately.

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J: they are all streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Yeah, he’ll crack the rotation…Smyly

  21. Scott says:
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    If not for Votto, today’s lede coulda been “Striking out on Ventura highway.”

  22. Chad says:
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    DeShields or Souza ROS in Roto? Can gain a little ground in Steals and Runs and my AVG is stuck where it is.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chad: I’m a big DeShields fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chad: DeShields

  23. Scott says:
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    Awesome plan for Goldschmidt. I’m in!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Technically we only need one person to do it, thanks for handling it!

  24. bob says:
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    OF help pls. Rank em, ROS. Looking for BA, OPS, HR.

    Parra
    Gutierrez
    Conforto
    Bradley Jr.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @bob: Parra, bradley, conforto, fragu. Conforto is nice but will sit vs lefties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bob: FraGu, Conforto

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: over Rico suave?

  25. Cale says:
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    20 man league and I have to drop one of my SPs. Which one goes, Bauer, Niese, Cashner.

    I’m leaning toward dropping Niese. Bauer seems to either pitch a gem or get rocked. Niese and Cashner are meh, but Cashner at least strikes out a few more guys.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cale: niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cale: Bauer

  26. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up BB.

    Nice to see Yelich back. Totally agree with you, he will be way high on my sleeper target list. Looking forward to getting him cheap next year.

    And you know it’s funny, I own Votto NOWHERE this year, and I’m still happy for the guy. Maybe it’s the Canadian vibe he gives off. Every time he hits a HR he apologizes to the pitcher.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I know grey will disagree with me but yelich makes me more sleepy than him being a sleeper. Until he stops being the number one groundball hitter in baseball he’ll continue to be a speedier Howie Kendrick. The floor to ceiling space would only be comfortable for billy barty. I’m rooting for the kid, he just needs to get his man muscles to drop and his voice to stop cracking. With gordon there he lost the leadoff spot that gave him all those runs last year and should bat second as he will be great at pushing him over for Gianni. He’s only a sleeper if you get good value on him and I have a feeling people will continue to over draft him. I’d rather take polanco who I assume will be drafted around the same time.

      • Scott says:
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        @J-FOH: yelich is a great waiver pick up after the all-star break

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @J-FOH: I can’t argue that the GB rate isn’t a concern. I’d be making a play that as he gets one year stronger and older he’ll start elevating the ball a bit more, but who knows.

        That said, there’s nowhere I’d rather hit in baseball than right in front of Giancarlo. I think he will really thrive in that spot next year. Plus I have me a soft spot for lefties who can hit lefties.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Phil of the Future: people will still over draft him negating any real value or sleeper status. Like I said above I would rather have polanco with his superior speed and higher ceiling power that should be around the same spot

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @J-FOH: Okay I would have preferred to avoid this but I guess there’s no way. Yelich. Polanco. Thunderdome.

            Let’s go.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Phil of the Future: Am I fighting on behalf of polanco or are they fighting each other? If it’s them fighting then yelich will have to get his mom to sign the permission slip

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @J-FOH: Excellent point. I may have to rethink this whole thing.

                First I was thinking they would fight each other, but Yelich’s mom might not be on board. In which case we may have to put on their respective jerseys and do it ourselves.

                I must warn you, though, I’m a biter….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We should have a March Madness of players’ moms… Napoli mom vs. Yelich’s mom is championship

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: would Tabatas wife fall into that bracket?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Depends on how the brackets are laid out, no?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: I think she needs to be in a play in game because she HAS to be older than Yelichs mommy

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Phil of the Future: I dated a biter once…..once!

                  we can do it american gladiators style followed by a wings eating contest and a karaoke sing off for the finale

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @J-FOH: This might be the best idea i’ve ever heard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yeah, liking him… Hilarious on Votto, agreed, he’s just so nice!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: The only time I ever saw Votto mad was at Gerrit Cole this year. After he struck out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That one time he K’d all year?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Ha, Yup. He yelled at himself after, and Gerrit was like “calm down, bro”, And then Votto was like “you pitch, i’ll hit. shut up.”

            It was cool.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, Votto is too hard on himself, like me on Giancarlo

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Totally. By the way email me if you want tips on how to work around restraining orders. I can help.

                P.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Do you have a 500 foot ruler? Asking for a friend

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: No, but I do a lot of work with tunneling and periscopes….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think we’re gonna be good!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: You know it. I gotchu, G.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks!

  27. Clint says:
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    Was Stroman a bit too hard when I saw Marcus’s rehab stat line yesterday & made a mess. Hate it when that happens but I love me some Marcus for the rest of this season & for 2016 baby, yeaaaaahhhh!!!

  28. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, H2H-5X5

    In the playoffs…which SS to use the rest of the way?

    Eugenio Suarez
    Alexei Ramirez
    Jose Iglesias
    Brad Miller
    Stephen Drew
    Didi Gregorious

  29. J-FOH says:
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    Spec add time….seager getting the call!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: About time

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: now watch. He’ll come in and hit a couple dongs, lead the team to some big wins then sit on the bench for a week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He won’t play every day

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I know that. I automatically go to the Mattingly shit show dream

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he just is

            • Carnac says:
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              (•_•)
              HATES
              / \
              (•_•)
              MATTINGLY
              / \

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Is that a totem pole of hate?

              • Carnac says:
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                That didn’t work but I still HATE DON MATTINGLY.

                (Probably Mattingly’s fault the paste didn’t work, too.)

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Carnac: I have a game used bat from his rookie year at my parents house and I wonder if it would be ironic if I used it to Tanya Harding him.

  30. Cuban Bandits says:
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    Drop Hanley for Corey Seager in a 10 team?

  31. Chris says:
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    How do you rank in redraft ROS: Buxton / Hicks / Souza

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Buxton, Souza

  32. Roger Podacter says:
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    Drop Maybin for Revere?

  33. Shooty John Wayne Babbit says:
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    Grey, any good prospects going to get the call after the minor league season ends? Seager, Mazara, Urias? Does Josh Bell get the call since he is raking in AAA and couldn’t the Pirates use a PH on the bench?

    Any other notable prospects going to get a cup o’ joe?

  34. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Should I drop rusney Castillo for: comforto, Beltran, or fowler or hold

  35. ERad says:
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    Drop Odor for Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Sure

  36. fabiopao says:
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    the Goldy piece was the best of the year!

  37. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Bryce Harper- Left yesterday with a tight glute.

    Better than a loose one.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Much like the one he’s been giving me since the All-Star break.

  38. Jose says:
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    It’s been a great year and this site has been the biggest difference! Week 1 of playoffs, 12 team, H2H, unlimited keeper, points league.

    Have Hendricks at Wrigley against AZ on Sunday. Drop him for Duffy in KC against the White Sox with the chance to pick Hendircks back up off waivers for Sunday’s start?. Other options would be:
    Koehler vs NYM
    A Simon vs Cle
    Danks @ KC

    May also have a shot of picking up Ruby De La Rosa @ Chicago for Sunday, but thought Hendricks would be a better pick since he’s at home.

    Also, would you drop Cron to pick up Byrd (or any other bat with today limited schedule) at Coors for the day? Would have to drop him to pick up a 1B while Au Shizz catches baby Shizz. Was thinking Bird at home agianst Odorizzi would be sufficient until Goldy returns on Saturday. This would max out my moves for the week, but it’s going to be a close match and will need all the points I can get. Other 1B’s would be Morrison @ Oak against Aaron Brooks or Howard @ Boston against Kelly.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Jose says:
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      @Jose:
      Could also pick up Paulsen (vs Vogelsong) for the day and not have to worry about the move tomorrow for a 1B. Heston throws tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Thanks! Yeah, go Duffy…. Yes, Byrd

  39. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team,H2H,6X6 . Which SP the ROS – Quintana or Matz?

  40. DancinHomer says:
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    Possibly the best lede ever. I may or may not have peed myself a little on the train into work while reading this.

    Thank you (for the laugh, not the “possible” change of undergarment).

  41. Cram It says:
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    With Springer back this weekend, can only keep 1. Byrd or Khris Davis? Leaning Byrd, but I flipped a coin and it came up Grey.

  42. EA says:
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    FAKKKKK I missed Seager. Was eyeing him this morning and then someone scooped him up. Now I need someone to scoop me up off the floor. Wait. Just don’t drown in my tears.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: Meh, he prolly won’t play every day anyway

  43. Randy Bobandy says:
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    The Goldschmidt comment is the equivalent of dropping the mic.

    Well played once again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  44. A Ghost Is Bourn says:
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    would you drop hanley in keeper formats for a seager or baez…knowing next season these guys would be better than the FRAGILE ONE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  45. peter quill says:
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    Greystache…
    For next season kindly look in to ball of crystal – who ya likey

    Di-Mongo Santana, OZUNA, Josh Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  46. Alex says:
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    Hello Mr. Grey:
    Love reading your summaries…Question: With Springer to be activated from DL soon, need to drop either CGomez or BBelt…thoughts? Or I can drop a pitcher…McCullers? I am way over in my pitching. Other P’s I have are: Cole, Scherzer, Salazar, TRoss and Lackey. Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McCullers

  47. Frank says:
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    hey grey- jepsen or wilhelmsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilhelmsen

  48. JoeG414 says:
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    Today : K.Vargas (remember him ) or Eddie Rosario vs Samadz**ja today as a batty call ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Yup, Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • JoeG414 says:
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            @Grey:
            BOOM X FOUR

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  49. jack florida says:
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    dynasty roto 12 team , 35 man rosters, can keep 6 of these ofs
    jbj
    kiermaier
    conforto
    dickerson
    souza
    ozuna
    kemp
    reddick
    polanco
    gardner

    thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      polanco
      gardner
      ozuna
      kemp
      conforto
      dickerson

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks for the help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Today I’m benching Jungmann vs Pit and starting Alphabet Soup @Min – do you agree?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start either

  51. Scott says:
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    bench shark today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      @Scott: I finally dropped Shark this week. It felt good to move on from that turd.

  52. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    With the news that Perkins is out until at least Sept. 14th, is he droppable? I could use the roster flexibility and don’t really need saves. My only concern is that the team chasing me needs saves and could pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  53. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Is it crazy that I want to keep Sano in my keep forever league over Abreu?

    I’m already keeping Goldy and Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: I mean, it’ll feel less crazy if he bops another 8 out before the end of the season….but that kind of power at 3B will be awesome.

        Hopefully he plays enough 3B in the coming years to not get stuck as DH only while he’s still in his 20’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  54. joe says:
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    hicks or piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  55. Oblong Baseballs says:
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    Fact: Chris Davis mashes baseballs.
    Projecting him going forward I’m debating keeping him in a keeper league over Mookie Betts, Jake Arrieta, and F-Her(nandez).(3 keepers that count against draft picks for next year) Is that crazy? I figure he has at least 3-5 years of solid baseball left in the tank. He’s a top 20 draft pick going forward, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  56. Nightmare says:
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    Grey-Lord!!!!! Long time no talk. Talked to Fiona minutes ago and you’ll never guess what she said…..

    ROS at 2B…….Olivera, Murphy, Utley, Walker, Cesar, Jace, panik

    Or just stream based on matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What did she say? Olivera

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: PISCOTTY DOESNT KNOW PISCOTTY DOESNT KNOOOOOOW!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha… I know!

  57. ryanoger says:
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    Conforto or Khris Davis ROS?

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  58. Slimbo says:
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    Who is the safer drop in a shallow league hicks or Alex Gordan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  59. Wesley says:
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    I was offered Corey Seager and Marcus Stroman for LoCain.
    10 team Dynasty, 6×6, H2H and I’m in 1st place going into the playoffs.
    I have Bogaerts at SS already, and a fairly strong OF corps. Is it a good speculative add for next year? My stats for the playoffs might take a small hit, but I should be able to compensate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain side

      • Wesley says:
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        @Grey: Much obliged.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. HighHeat says:
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    Great write up as usual!! Smyly is on the ww in my league. Would you drop Garret Richards for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I would

  61. poundsand says:
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    pls rank for pts leagues:
    J Kelly vs PHI 7.1
    Miley vs PHI 9.1
    J Ross vs ATL 10.7

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly, Ross

  62. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    would you trade Stanton for Matt Carpenter at this point?

  63. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I think we can keep 4 letters of Jeff Samardzija’s nickname at this point. Just change the ‘k’ to a ‘t’. Sound good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I lost you

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Do you mean ‘You lost me’? Did I warp your fragile, little mind that badly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you obtusely calling him Jeff Shartzija?

      • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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        @Grey: Shark

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, his nickname, yeah, I’m dense…haha

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I’m shaking my head at you right now…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m drinking more coffee right now

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Sounds like a good time to take you down in words with friends

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Find me! Username: THEGREASTESTOFALLTIMEEFFYOUALI

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    No you find me: QICHIXIFTWBABY!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, your username is easy to remember. You find me: TEGUCIGALPAORBUST

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      That’s a city, you cheated!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ooh, good challenge

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: even I got it and Im pretty dense

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Pretty?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: sorry handsomely dense

  64. J-FOH says:
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    Celebrity Doppleganger: Last night watching the Katrina montage I looked over at babay’s mama and said that Katrina looks like Mindy Kohn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ooh, good call… I never heard back from her on the podcast… Maybe she’s in Paris

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: this morning I had babys mama still chuckling about that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s prolly hoping to get a ring on her finger

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: maybe a ring pop, who would want to marry me?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m trying to figure out why she was laughing about that the next morning… You sure it wasn’t patronizing? I’m trying to help you weed through this thing called life.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: *calls babys mama* nope, I just rarely say funny things so she held onto that one. My delivery was really strong

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… You guys are cute!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you should see us when we are drinking together, it can either get violent or comical but usually painfully funny

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I can only imagine

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      does cougs drink?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wine

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      let guess white’s and rose?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Whites doesn’t have an apostrophe… You really think Cougs doesn’t have taste in wine?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Is cougs writing this, I’m feeling some tension over my question. Okay, let me re-do this, what kind of wine does cougs like?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      White with fish, red with meat, whatever the person who knows wine is buying for the table…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      You have this all wrong, Grey. The answer is beer. The answer is always beer.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not for her, though she likely knows beer better than I do

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Can’t wait until you actually see me in Eugene. Dragging you out to a Tap House and teaching you the ways.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve heard good things about coffee up there, that’s what Cougs keeps saying to get me to go to Oregon

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Dutch Bros.! I’ll get you an ER 911 and then take you out for a round of beer. First uppers, then balance out with tasty, hoppy downers.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Just Googled, Dutch Bros are in Cali too, nowhere near me though… Looks like a big chain

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Yeah, it’s an Oregon-made chain, JFOH loved it when he was here. Easily my go to for a latte.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They have Blue Bottle by you?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Never heard of it. Went to the site and found they have 4 areas: Bay Area, LA, New York, Tokyo. So to answer your question: NOPE

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, it is good

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      so she only does wine when she eats a meal? Id there a casual or social preference?

                      Hey man Im trying to buy cougs a bottle of wine and you are killing me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She won’t drink at home… She gets wine that he waiter or the person at the table that knows wine recommends…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      sky, beer is terrible with food

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Any food that’s terrible with beer isn’t food worth eating

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      maybe pizza with a pilsner or a salty bar treat but that heavy beer you drink ruins the food

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Sounds like your food choices are easily ruined. You are gonna have to look inward on this one, I can’t help you on that front.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      good to know, I never order a bottle at a restraunt…wine, babys mama is all about that….and then I drive home

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, if we double date, they’d be the boozehounds

  65. mike says:
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    Pick 1
    Hutch vs Baltimore
    Happ @cards
    Kelley vs phillies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  66. J-FOH says:
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    I never knew Stephen was from Palm Springs. You have to hunt him down next time you go to mama cougs cougar den. And how can he be an urban farmer in Palm Springs, never really considered an oasis as urban

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he mentioned that early on… I have a dream that I’m going to run into him one day out there

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I thought he was one of those “silver lake” people. How did I miss that. He has also mentioned a food truck. Maybe you’ll be dining with steven and we can get him on the podcast

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I bet he wouldn’t be too hard to find in Palm Desert, how many urban gardners could there be?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: or guys that wear purple and burgandy jeans

  67. don says:
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    Drop Buxton 8 team league for yelich?
    Drop odor for Wong?

    • don says:
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      @don: add Jackie Bradley with yelich

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope, Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes

  68. bootylikegroceries says:
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    You dropping the cold hitting polanco for yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  69. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Baez or Wong ROS. I own Baez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Now i may have to share a few details…
        I am in first and i have only one single move left for the season. Stay put?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  70. Carnac says:
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    I’m looking forward to the press conference this weekend when Mattingly, asked about why Seager’s not playing, talks about how Rollins and Utley need to be in the lineup everyday because they have rings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Carnac says:
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        “…and, look, Turner has earned his at bats, too. We wouldn’t be where we are without him hitting .335 in June and July. Nothing’s going to change that. Not an unproven rookie or the fact that over the last month he’s hitting .164.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: this makes me think the Marlins should let a fantasy master to manage them for a season, couldn’t be worse than Jennings and would be a lot cheaper for them. Really what do they have to lose

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If someone is willing to suck off Loria, they too can be the manager

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: dont say that around Tehol

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wouldn’t dream of it!

  71. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Great writeup as usual. Would you drop Castellanos or Domingo Santana for Valencia?

    Cheers,

    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Domingo

  72. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Grey FML,

    I’m clinging to the 6th seed…do i blow my load and spend all my free agent money on Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Nightmare says:
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    Think this thing with Schwarber is serious??
    And do u believe Hanley plays again this season?

    Kang or Y Escobar at Short?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang… Forget Hanley… Schwarber doesn’t sound serious

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Schwarber makes me think of Space Balls.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Slimcompoop: we ain’t found shit!

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @J-FOH: HA!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes me think of Schweddy balls

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Good call. The Alec Baldwin skit on SNL with them is classic.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Totally

  74. JohnnySquid says:
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    Why did I have to dream of Mattingly & Puig last night when I could’ve just picked up Seager?!? Why? Whhhhhhhyyyyy…..?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  75. Knighttown says:
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    Tanner Roark at home versus the Braves seems like something I might be interested in but SON hates it with the heat of a thousand suns. Am I wearing the Beerer Goggles?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Knighttown: I doubt he goes far into the game

      • hondo says:
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        @J-FOH: We get to see another episode of Matt Williams Bullpen Follies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d stream him, but he might only go 5 1/3 IP

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’ll take 4 2/3 on that bet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, mine was best case scenario… I’d actually take the under on 4 2/3 IP

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you’re opptomistic and I’m cynical, it works

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I am black and you are white… Im blind as a bat and you have sight!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey:
                Side by side, you are my amigo,
                N****, let’s not fiiiiiiiight!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Let’s ride!

  76. O' Soler Mio says:
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    Shallow league – Dozier droppable ROS to stream Baez, BPhil, Odubel, Forsythe, Schoop, DeShields? Doz put up great #s earlier on but he seems to be winding down, might as well tailor my 2b each week based on needs at this point, ya?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • O' Soler Mio says:
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        @Grey: Ok thanks I’ll hang tight for now… he’s in the doghouse tho after a poor August

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  77. Slimcompoop says:
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    Smardzija is SO meh! Time to drop him for any of these weekend starts? Hendricks ($8.9) vs, ARI, Hutchison vs. BAL ($8.8), Joe Kelly vs. PHI ($7.1) or Corbin vs. CHC ($3.3). Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Hutch

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Just Hutchison? Would you go anyone else, or, just hold Samardjiza for his next start at home against Cleveland? Not sure about Hendricks, but Kelly is intriguing considering it’s the Phillies he’s going up against.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with all of them over Samardzija… He’s dead to me… I’d go Kelly second…

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: He’s dead to me too. Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  78. Carnac says:
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    “Don, why did you bat Seager 8th tonight? Just a couple weeks ago Peraza debuted hitting 2nd.”

    “At the time we didn’t have Utley, who’s a career #2 hitter. Next question.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: is there away to favorite that comment and retweet it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t you remember the lashing out when I added a favoriting to comments?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: *takes hit off joint* Nope, no recollection of that

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: seriously I cant recall, how long ago was that?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Last summer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It was another one of those things where people were like, “We want this,” then I did it and people were like, “This is awful!”

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I know I got some memory issues but I have no recollection of that

  79. Carnac says:
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    All the injury updates about Bryce Harper’s “glute” are out of respect for his Mormon faith which doesn’t allow him to say “butt”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious

  80. What's a Drexl? says:
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    are you telling people seager over baez? even with what’s happened with all other LAD players that might hit (guerrero)

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: i’m talking redrafts here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez has already sat too, right?

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: yeah, but CUBS has less or more history this year of benching people for little reason (actually inverse reason, as guerrero has LAD’s best hitter earlier in season and was still sitting)? It’s possible you meant that advice for some kind of leagues where both of them are simply sitting in free agency. I’m not in those for the most part.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: also LAD have more blocks at seager’s positions, esp with adding utley, having rollins, and kike/howie will be back. Till those get back seager might get more at bats of course. But i’m more concerned with total at bats from now till october 5th, rather than next 10 days.

  81. Dommattingly says:
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    Yelich, Trumbo, Pederson, Seager ROS? Last bench bat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  82. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Bryce Harper just did that weird and boring and more rare than a perfect game and hitting for the cycle thingy…for the second time this year!

    Four walks, four runs scored without a hit. I suppose he could still get a hit tonight and make it somehow less rare? He added an RBI too – without a hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s out of the game, no?

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: Oh! Si’! He is. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  83. Robert says:
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    ROS : Liriano or Hutchinson?

  84. Dn says:
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    Khris Davis or Franklin Gutierrez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FraGu

  85. Chris says:
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    Quintana and Carlos Rodon OR Matz and Pineda in a H2H Points league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  86. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Damn U Paulsen!!!!

    Sorry folks. Just a brief ” I picked this guy up because he’s at home at Coors and he hasn’t done jack even though his team has 11 runs on 19 hits tonight” rant!

    Carry on

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Sandlot Bully: many many did.

  87. What's a Drexl? says:
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    seager’s promotion does look bad for peraza getting any playing time though eh? i had stashed peraza in a league’s one NA slot and just now dropped utley to activate him. already have coghlan at 2B, but he’s off enough to need some kind of backup there.
    best backup in 14 team H2H OPS with hits: owings, assdrible, utley, DIDI, blanco, goins (does anybody else hear goins like shaggy says “zoinks!”?).

  88. Slimbo says:
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    Just got an insane offer for my schwarber….cargo and pujols…keeper league though, do I take that?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Slimbo: guessing that owner probably can’t keep both, you might want to mention your keeper options both with schwarber or with pujols + cargo.

      • Slimbo says:
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        @goodfold2:

        We keep 14

        Current team is Schwarber, abreu, Cano, Davis, Dozier, Bautista, Betts, Marte, Frazier, Fielder, Brantley, Reyes, Rendon, Yelich

        Kluber, Scherzer, Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Martinez

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Slimbo: so you are already having to drop 5 of that list, it’d be 6 if pujols/cargo were added. guessing Grey says Zimmermann is one of the drops, probably carmart/yelich/fielder too. hard to tell without seeing which of those you bench/roster settings. either way though, that’s a small league. if it’s even a 10 team league you must easily be the best team. you have 3 top 7 SP. Like 6 other guys that went in the top 4 rounds (or maybe top 3) this year. Pretty sure other than carmart, maybe yelich everybody on that roster was a likely top 100 pick this year.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: obv not including schwarber in that last statement.

          • Slimbo says:
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            @goodfold2:

            8 teamer and won last year and in 1st by 9 games this year.

            It’s a league with my boys…get together and draft and stuff. Manly fun times but gotta be nice and lubricated for draft nights…ballet is a must after

            Pretty expensive Toronto nights haha

  89. goodfold2 says:
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    does anybody remember back early in the year when bullpen was an LAD strength, they had j.peralta, baez was ok, yimi was actually good and didn’t get hit, some other stuff was pretty good (howell, that other lefty with the memorable name), now they actually paid money to get jim freakin johnson in leverage innings. If they make the playoffs watch them go out just like DET last few years, garbage bullpen.

  90. Whirlaway says:
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    Eaton, Fragu, Calhoun, Olivera, Conforto, Piscotty

    can you pick two for a 12 team with avg/obp/slg league?

    thanks man, have a good weekend

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