Did you hear about the Native American who wouldn’t leave the bathroom?  He said home was where the TP was.  Hey, this Drunk Uncle Jokebook isn’t that bad!  August has been miserable for Jose Ramirez with a .200 average, zero homers and two steals until last night.  You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.  Thankfully, the eggs he broke last night were the goose eggs representing his power numbers as he went 2-for-3 with his 19th and 20th homer, and his 14th steal.  Babies babble on, they lookin’ for excuses.  Not here to make excuses for Jo-Ram, but this was his first terrible month in two years.  Even Rhysus rested one day a week.  His righty/lefty splits are both at .298, which is odd since he’s hitting .300.  Did he go 0-for-1 against someone who spit the ball at him?  *intern whispers in my ear*  I see, the .298 righty/lefty splits were before last night.  You learn something gnu every day.  Spelling will be tomorrow!  Assuming Jo-Ram rebounds for his standard month in September, it’s going to be hard to be too down on him in the non-sexual way.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 21st homer, and his third straight game with a home run.  Wait, I know this impersonation.  Ooh, ooh, don’t tell me!  You’re doing Josh Donaldson, right?  Damn, that’s spot on!

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  In 160 2/3 IP, he has 215 Ks.  Last year in 215 IP, he had 227 Ks.  Zoinks!  Wait, it gets zoinksier.  His K/9 is 12.3 (I know, right?).  His walk rate.  Dot dot dot.  Is 1.9!  Oh, and he leads the majors with a 2.49 xFIP.  Kershaw can’t even approach these peripherals.  Yeah, I said it!

Austin Jackson – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I got action from Jackson with that batty call!

Aaron Judge – Out of the lineup last night, and might get a few more days off as a mental break since he’s hitting .179 since the All-Star break, and only three homers in August.  Member when I told people to sell Judge there were commenters complaining how dopey I was?  Yeah, you don’t hear as much from them anymore.  I wonder why.

Zach Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Guess he’s healthy again.  We will see about tomorrow!  His health is his own personal steak & kidney pie.  Steak & kidney pie is not good, but Britons say it’s good long enough, and it becomes acceptable.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .279.  Make it rain, Pacman Jones!  I believe that’s a football reference, which brings us so smoothly to fantasy football.  Fantasy football, it’s like fantasy baseball, only the guy in your office who you think is a total dumbass can beat you!  If you are that guy, here’s the fantasy football tools you should get.

Chris Tillman – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.91.  I bet there’s at least one position player in the majors that could be pitching better than Tillman this year.

Marco Gonzales – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Awful!  Terrible!  Adjective!  Yes!  Yes!  Same!  His WHIP is 1.96!  And his ERA is still better than Tillman’s at 7.40.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Meh, he’s a blahtoon player, but I was thinking.  You know how players change one letter in their name, like Kendrys?  Danny should totally be Donny.  Actually, every Danny in the world should be Donny.  How do we fix this?

Ben Gamel – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .287.  This was, like, his 2nd hit in the last week.  Damn, Gimel’s been more like nisht.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Okay, Desmond, like they tell farmers in Tennessee, go easy on the calf.

Jonathan Lucroy – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and first home run for the Rockies.  Wow, he did get a huge boost on the Rockies.

Miguel Cabrera – Left the game with a stiff back.  This guy’s irrelevant anyway.  And I say that without being facetious!

Yoenis Cespedes – Ruled out for the season.  Backdate that to March.

David Wright – Sounds done for 2017 with renewed shoulder pain.  He’s still owed $37 million for the next two years.  “Damn, who gave him that contract?!”  That’s an incredulous Bobby Bonilla.

Mike Montgomery – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  I’m dumb.  I’m so dumb I can’t spell genius without autocorrect.  Why is there no I Before U rule?!  Sounded like an only child there, which I am, so *raspberries lips*  Any hoo!  I’m super dumb, but I could’ve told you Montgomery should’ve been in the Cubs’ rotation all year.  How did I know this and the Cubs did not?

Jordy Mercer – 3-for-3 and his 12th homer, hitting .259.  I won’t acknowledge Jordy until he goes by his Christian name, Jordache.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.21, as he was activated from the DL.  His eyes make me think he is the missing link between human and Night King.  R+L = J. Max Scherzer!

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, as he was activated from the DL.  If this news gives you an erection for longer than fifteen seconds, you should see a doctor, and I feel bad for your fantasy team.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .343.  He’s going on a full month of being a hot schmotato.  Howie like me now!

Trea Turner – Will be activated today.  Halle Berry Lujah!

Justin Bour – Hit in a batting cage.  Someone nearby, “So that’s why it didn’t hold my canary!”

Christian Yelich – 2-for-3 and his 16th homer, hitting .286.  Yelich is so young when he was watching The Hunt for Red October and heard Sean Connery talk about a periscope, he thought Sean Connery was going to do some live video.

Austin Pruitt – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.27.  Fun fact!  He makes sure to close his P otherwise people call him Austin Fruit.  Less fun fact!  I wouldn’t even use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer.  If he stayed on the Mets, he’d have 25 homers while hiding a torn rotator cuff.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 32nd homer, and 3rd homer in two games, hitting .247.  Somebody’s on Electric Avenue of schmotatoes right now.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Real question:  has anyone ever done a study of hitters’ hotness in regards to when they get their last hit of a game?  Meaning:  is it more likely a hitter takes his hotness into the next game if he hits a home run after the sixth inning vs. before the sixth inning?  Logically, it makes sense.  A hitter sees the ball well in his last at-bat and carries that over into the next game vs. seeing the ball well early in one game and has lost that by the end of the game and doesn’t have it in the next game.  Someone get a FanGraphs writer to study this, thanks.

Buster Posey – Underwent an MRI on his thumb.  To tell you the truth, I always thought Little Jack Horner’s name should be Buster Posey.  If anyone’s going to stick a thumb in a pie and pull out a plum, it would be someone named Buster Posey.

Jeff Samardzija – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  I just had a fantasy about fantasy baseball and it didn’t include Giancarlo.  Imagine Samardzija next year is Sapadrezija.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Also, in this game, Joe Panik hit his 8th homer.  Panik added the blast to confusion from the Petco crowd.  “We’re enjoying our Chardonnay, Panik over what?”

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.03, which is irrelevant.  His home ERA is 1.86 in 87 1/3 IP.  A Hodgepadre by any other name would not smell as sweet.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.63.  Shh, Heaney, don’t make so much noise, in case I need you to be a sleeper next year.

Christian Vazquez – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Without doing any actual research, Vazquez has at least one game a month where he appears to be the best catcher in baseball, then fades into oblivion until next month.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .310.  Why do I get the feeling Eduardo Nunez is going to become immortal this postseason with the Sawx?  Maybe not ketchup on the ankle immortal.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  His WHIP is 1.37.  Yeah, that ERA is lying right to our face.

Nori Aoki – Designated for assignment by the Jays.  His last name translates literally to, “A-okay dookie.”

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer, hitting .289.  I’ve been vaping for five years, but this guy makes me want to take up Smoak’ing again.  Hey, they’re not all gems!

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Antifa needs to protest against the number 311; that is some racist bullcrap!

Lucas Sims – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  This was interesting to me (read:  boring).  The Stream-o-Nator predicted 6 Ks for Sims for last night’s start, but in only 5 2/3 IP.  A 9+ K/9 from a guy who had a 4.8 K/9 entering the game is a bold call, so I figured the Phils must strike out a lot.  They strikeout a decent amount (tenth worst in the majors), but Sims actually has solid K potential, according to the Prospect-a-Nator and his minor league numbers.  Told you, interesting (boring).

Odubel Herrera – Could return from the DL when rosters expand from Fosters oil cans to forties.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  As I’ve mentioned many times before, guys that throw fast that are wild, have huge upside and downside.  Guys like Nola that have solid control don’t have the ceiling as those fastwinders, but they also don’t have a basement with a tied-up gimp.  At worst, their basement has a pool table with some rips on the felt.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  No homers?  WHAT A BUM!

Cameron Rupp – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Did you know this is Aunt Jemima’s favorite catcher?  Oh, yeah, she loves C-Rupp.

  1. Utah Green Sox says:
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    I have Trae Turner coming off the disabled list this week and a bunch of fringe batters that could be dropped.
    Do any of these stand out in a OBP league to drop:
    Cozart, Castro and DJ (current 2nd and SS combo)
    Hicks, Devers, Parra – for that utility slot.

    Also is it worth grabbing Desmond over any of these?

    My thoughts are Desmond for Parra, Trae for Castro or Hicks.

  2. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases added. gotta drop somebody for desmond (who was claimed to be back today but not starting at first by somebody on rotoworld, but did start of course)
    C chirinos
    1B hoskins (OF)
    2B beckham (SS/1B)
    SS semien
    3B devers
    OF (3) trout/stanton/souza
    util (2) longoria/dj lemehieu
    BN avisail/myers
    DL desmond
    gotta drop one of avisail or even myers (he’s been mostly awful for months in OBP leagues). owning hoskins and/or devers in some leagues have made “solid” players droppable. longo could be a drop here too i suppose, but that would leave me with 1 3B.
    avisail: way less HR/steals than myers, but 50 pts of OBP and MUCH better RBI/Runs per at bat (.296)
    myers: has the power/speed but garbage OBP and terrible RBI/Runs per (.265, a large difference)
    longo: interesting enough he’s the worst OBP (.319, vs myers .320), counting stats per (.264), per at bat about the same HR’s as avisail, and less steals than avisail

    so either WSOX offense is much better than i thought, TB’s is worse than i thought, or avisail is getting consistently lucky, as all three of these play in good spots for counting stats. everybody knows how bad SD’s offense is.

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: dj and desmond themselves have pretty ugly counting stats per at bat too (.269 and .268) but
      dj = good runs and very good OBP (i’m weakest in hits/OBP)
      desmond= it’s possible all that time off FINALLY gave him enough time for his hand to heal (i.e. power could be back soon)
      and dropping COL players is just sick in the head anyway probably.

  3. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    need to drop 2 to activate Trea and Desmond
    my keeper team:
    1B Goldy
    2B Alty
    3B Lamb
    Ss Didi
    OF1 Springer OF2 Myers OF3 Merrifield
    Util1 Encarnacion
    Util2 Tim Beckham
    Bench: Cesar Hernandez / Margot / Odor
    DL : Gallo

    can activate Trea either at SS or OF
    droppable: Margot / Merrifield / Odor / Didi ?
    OR Pitchers: Conley, Morton , C.Anderson

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nick: Hernandez and Conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Agree with Cram

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic write-up!

    a. Am on the coffee break of day 1 of a workshop that I invited myself to so that I could get a free buffet lunch (at the former Kempinsky now the Ledger Plaza Hotel bought by the Khadafi family – apparently Khadafi left his egg nest with his children before the rebels caught up with him) and free bottled water before I fly tonight with the midnight fly to Paris.

    b. Funny coffee break started at 10h00 and was supposed to end at 10h15!!! It’s now 10h30 and only 1% of the participants have returned from their coffee break!

    c. Samardz=Gorge.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 29

    [Scene change, Arthur Marsh sees off the group on Rambo’s boat]

    [Soldier X singing a song]

    Lewis (former SAS): ‘Look at this fucking place. Only a fucking ape would live here. What the fuck am l doing here?’

    En-Joo (to Soldier X singing the repetitive song): ‘Hey, knock that shit off.’

    Soldier X: ‘En-Joo don’t like the arts.’

    Diaz: ‘-En-Joo don’t like shit.’

    Soldier X: ‘-l like your sister, Diaz.’

    Diaz: ‘She got a thing for retards.’

    Diaz (to Lewis): ‘So what did the Reverend say to you?’

    Lewis: ‘Some shit about part of his flock going missing. l said to him, ´´Look, mate. ´´That´s what you get when you go trespassing into fucking Burma. ´´That´s what you get when you go sniffing around other people´s garbage.´´’

    En-Joo: ‘You know, those generals in there are making a lot of money. Millions cranking out meth more than any other place on the fucking planet.’

    Soldier X: ‘Bullshit.’

    En-Joo: ‘-Millions, moron.’

    Diaz: ‘-Hell, yeah, man. How do you think they pay for that shit army?’

    Lewis: ‘Fucking generals, biggest junkies of all of them.’

    School Boy: ‘lt’s noble, Lewis.’

    Lewis: ‘You what?’

    School Boy: ‘Those people going in there with no weapons, just books and meds. lt’s noble.’

    Lewis: ‘Oi, School Boy. You stick your noble nose into other people´s business, you get fucked up or you get dead. The only reason l´m doing this is for an ex-wife and three kids. And after this shit is over, you can shove that soldiering right up your arse.’

    Lewis (to Rambo): ‘Oi, boat man. Come on, chop-chop! The quicker we get there, the quicker we get back.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. Safe travels! On a plane right now myself, back to LA C. Yes! D. Nice!

  5. Alex says:
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    Finishing out the year, is Duda a better option for RBIs than Duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I’d go Duvall, coin flip

  6. Hubie B. says:
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    Smoak or Hosmer ROS (avg. is extremely volatile in our league right now and I need all the help I can get there)

    • apox says:
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      @Hubie B.: if it’s average you want, I’d imagine you’d want to pick up Hosmer ROS.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Hubie B.: What apox said. Hosmer if it’s just average you want.

  7. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    12 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added. finally due to having hoskins, rizzo getting 2B, and treat urner back today i don’t need to play the OBP sieve that is odor.
    C hedges (better catchers out there but they play less, i.e. suzuki/pina)
    1B hoskins (OF)
    2B rizzo (1B)
    SS story (gets benched in road games now)
    3B lamb (need a backup from benching or awful against lefties)
    OF (3) c-sant (1B), souza, braun
    util (2) treat urner (2B/SS/OF), castellanos (in COL)
    BN n.williams/d.peralta/odor
    drop odor for more SP or a catcher who’s better but plays half the time (suzuki/pina). SP aren’t great out there, but i have injuries to guys (paxton/faria) and are stashing glasnow/flaherty with only 1 NA slot.

  8. Jose says:
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    With Turner coming off the DL, drop Pollock or A Hicks? I’m also in a first week bye so I could wait a couple days if it was close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Pollock, it’s close, wait

  9. Sean says:
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    I need to activate Trea Turner, but can’t decide who to drop. I just picked up J. Polanco who’s been hot and it’d be nice to have an extra bench bat for when Odor does his 1 for 25 stretches. So I’m leaning towards not dropping him, that just leaves some pitchers. I know most of these guys are streamers, but my league scoops up anybody that has had some success. Pitching options would be Chacin, Giolito, Lamet, Walker, JA Happ, and Clevinger. Who’s odd man out?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sean: I’d drop a pitcher after looking at matchups for the next few for Chacin, Giolito and Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Agree with Cram, prolly Giolito

  10. Cram It says:
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    Una Maz Cerveza…he in particular was calling the Judge sellers morons. Because this is me when it comes to commenters who get on my shit list:

    https://youtu.be/r0SIkG18bSM

    • Btdrnks says:
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      @Cram It:

      I think we should all sell whomever wins the HR derby. Word is that Judge is actually hurt.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Btdrnks: I don’t think he’s hurt, maybe ‘banged up’

        • Cram It says:
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          @Btdrnks: @Grey: Yeah I’d lean more towards banged up. First full major league season takes its toll on some guys and learning how to play through not being 100% everyday.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Plus, he had a .440 BABIP at one point

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: And like a 60% HR/FB. I’m not attributing any physical ailments to his regression. I’m attributing gravity to his regression. But IF something was hindering him, it’d be every day wear and tear over a specific injury.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, and a 48% strike out rate… Something had to give, and it wasn’t his wussy shoulder! David Wright laughs at you Aaron Judge!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, yeah, funny how they always disappear

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Cram It: you seem’d to be the upper decker revenge type.

  11. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    tale of 2 guys who’ve been overperforming their SON numbers, sabathia (mostly all year) and robert louis stephenson (just lately, but it’s been 4 appearances and 3 starts). which would you add first, SON hates both close to equally. have 2 moves left on week, want to use one on pitcher (dropping arcia with treat urner back) and possibly one on hitter.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: SON hates both upcoming

        RLS: vs the mess -5.4
        vs MIL -9.1

        black sab: vs CLE -8.8
        @ BAL -15.5

        difference of course is that RLS was a top 2 overall SP prospect like 3 years ago, and sab has been over SON’s numbers most of entire season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go CC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t like either tho obvi

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            @Grey: yeah of course, these are best options though. deep benches.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  12. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Of Cam Bedrosian, Blake Parker, David Robertson, & Brad Brach, which two should I hold onto for saves ROS?

    Thanks

  13. Turner Overdrive says:
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    14-Team H2H Standard League

    Strasburg vs MIA
    Godley vs LAD, @ COL
    Pomeranz @ NYY
    Peacock vs NYM
    Walker @ COL
    Tanaka vs BOS
    Moore @ SD, vs STL
    Glasnow vs CIN (if he’s called up)

    Which matchups should I bench my pitchers? My opponent only has 5 starts from his SPs this week with 3 relievers. I’m sitting in 6th right now with a 4 game spread between 4th and 8th place so winning this week is huge.

    My Take: bench Godley @ COL, Walker @ COL, Moore vs STL (leaves me with six starts and I could always drop Moore for a better stream later in the week)

    • Turner Overdrive says:
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      @Turner Overdrive: I also have 3 relievers and Pomeranz pitched for me yesterday and got a Win; no one pitched for my opponent yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turner Overdrive: Bench Godley and Walker… You need to bench a third? Glasnow

  14. Jake says:
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    Chase Anderson is available. Drop L. Castillo, C. Hamels, or Z. Godley to pick him up? Or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: I wouldn’t own him, but I wouldn’t start a few guys you have

  15. Wilson says:
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    Will you start Weaver @MIL (Garza) today? He seems good expecailly he did a good job days ago vs SD. IF not to start, reason? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: No, sit, wouldn’t own

  16. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Bauer @ NYY (Garcia) today?

  17. Is Eaton Werth that Bryce says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP Keep 6 Forever League

    My 1B – Cabrera, Hanley, Tim Beckham

    My Possible Keepers – Correa, Trea, JD, Rendon, KDavis, Miggy, Strasburg, McCullers

    Waiver Wire – Moreland, Cron, Wong, Reddick, Semien, Spangenberg

    With Miggy being day to day with suspension looming, do I drop him? Would he be in contention as one of my keepers? I’m in the playoffs that start next week and need to shed dead weight.

  18. Nomahhh says:
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    Gotta lose one bat between Hicks, Suarez, Desmond. Who ya got? 10T H2H. Thanks as always!

  19. Dildo Baggins says:
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    Making room for Trae: drop Wong, Kiermaier, semien or fowler? Each has been making a case to stay on the squad.

  20. Justin Ralph says:
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    Are you buying Blake Parker?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Justin Ralph: Why not? He’s their best reliever and he’s gotten the last two saves.

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Cram. In a league with limited moves on the season are you still burning one of them?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Justin Ralph: Probably not in limited moves then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin Ralph: Meh, I guess, prolly not burning a move on him in limited moves, depends on specifics

  21. Scott says:
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    Are you starting Rich Hill at AZ? I know he was great last time, but this one isn’t in Pittsburgh. Thanks

  22. bucktail says:
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    Is this the real Xander Bogaerts or is Xander 2016 real?

    Dynasty keep forever obp league…

    Trade Xander for Javy Baez?

  23. Top of the morning to all. Who to drop for Trea activation today? Drop any of them for Desmond as well? Thanks!

    Perez, Rizzo, Altuve, Turner, Beckham, Parra, Bruce, Bell, Suarez, DL-Turner.

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thx grey. Hold on the Desmond add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  24. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Drop Wil Myers or David Peralta for Ian Desmond?

    Thanks Grey

  25. DJ says:
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    Which Santana for ROS, Carlos or Domingo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos seems hot

  26. Duke says:
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    Grey I’m in my H2H final so all that matters is this week obvs, I’ve been rolling with Howie Kendrick at 2B. Do I drop him to activate Trea Turner, or, should just I dump McCutchen and put Trea at OF, Cutch is ice cold and has done nothing the last few weeks…

    I could also just drop Turner since his rehab assignment was pretty crappy? I know Dusty loves his vets or will Kendrick not play much anymore? SO CONFUSED

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Kendrick

      • Duke says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Duke says:
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      @Duke: Looks like Kendrick will keep getting starts in LF with Harper down

  27. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    One week! What’s this I see about a county fair taking place while I’m there? That sounds more my speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh my God, we have to go to the county fair! They have fried Twinkies (or fried artichokes if you’re a health nut)!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Oh I’m totally in for the county fair! Craziest I ever went was friend cookie dough, I instantly got a double chin but god damn it was delicious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m going to be in the middle of doing the Whole 30 Diet by next week, but maybe they’d fry some celery for me

  28. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the hey, Grey.

    Way behind on innings, so I’m think about starting Fiers vs. TEX ($2.2), but not sure if SoN is taking into account that they are playing at Tropicana Field. Would you start him?

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  29. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Ryu @Ari (Ray) tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  30. dtbran says:
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    You starting Rich Hill @ ARI tonight (H2H quality starts league)?

    • sportivetricks says:
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      @dtbran:

      Gotta use that search feature to see if our man has already answered your question!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  31. PB&J says:
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    Best hot schmotato for the next 2 weeks:

    J. Polance, H. Kendrick, or Kiermaier?

    I’m also looking for some streaming advice. I know these guys are garbage but I’m desperate. I’m looking for two SP. This is a QS, W, and K/9 league.

    Colon vs. CHW ($-6.1) and @ TB ($-15.3)
    Leiter Jr vs. ATL ($-4.8)
    Graveman @ LAA ($-12.8) and LAA ($-10.6)
    Romano vs. NYM ($0.3) and @ PIT ($-11)
    Stephenson vs. NYM ($-5.4) and vs. MIL ($-9.1)
    Tomlin @ CHW ($1.5)
    Perdomo vs. SF ($-8)
    Blach @ SD ($-6)

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier

      They’re garbage indeed

      Blach, Tomlin

  32. Steven Boyle says:
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    FWIW , and this is a rare entry into the smart contracts by the mets, they have insurance on David Wright where they will be reimbursed 75% of his salary if he misses 60 games or something like that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, gotcha

  33. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop Hedges for Ramos or Rupp?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Jason says:
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    Drop Cam for Paker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  35. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Devers has gone cold. Would you drop him for Wong or hold? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  36. Fox says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Worth dropping David Peralta for Ian Desmond 12 team H2H? Strict upgrade, or just hold?

    Thanks, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Desmond

  37. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Good day Mr. Grey, would you grab Nick Williams to drop Gregory Polanco? Or is there any chance Polanco comes back off of the DL soon to be the stud we all expected or is he more of a 2018 sleeper at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would go for Williams

  38. dustyfingers says:
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    Myers has been such a bum! Playoffs start next week. Time to move on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Desmond, Choo, Chisenhall or Altherr worthy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Desmond

          • dustyfingers says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  39. Nathan Jew says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Stroman or Hamels ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

      • Nathan Jew says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. BootsyBaby says:
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    Asked a different question yesterday, but same scenario with a different guy made available – AL only, 4×4, 10 teams, roto – I’m toast for 2017, playing for 2018. Would love to get something for my $53 Trout before he gets thrown back into the free agent pool.

    Who do you like better for 2018 and beyond? $10 Starlin Castro or $11 Mark Trumbo?

    (Guy balked on an $8 Castellanos for Trout. Second question, just for calibrating expectations – isn’t an $11 Trumbo more desirable than an $8 Castellanos?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro — No on Trumbo

  41. Spyre says:
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    Great writeup as always Grey!

    Greg Holland was my top FA add the the 1st half, but he’s been absolute garbage lately. The top FA’s are Y. Petit, T. Lyons or B. Treinen………. Should I grab one or hold? Its a points league with holds.

    I’ll need the replacement through the end of September, cuz i’m heading to the playoffs again this year baby 8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Treinen

  42. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick a streamer. Blach @SD ($-6) or Odorizzi @ KC ($-14).

    Blach with the great matchup or Odorizzi who’s been pretty poop but against a team that hasn’t scored a run in more than 40 innings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are good, Blach

  43. Zeus says:
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    Ezxcellent GoT reference for the Scherz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  44. Armchair QB says:
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    Need to select 4 keepers in a shallow OBP league. Who ya got from this crew?

    Conforto
    Upton
    Dozier
    Dee Gordon
    Abreu
    DeGrom
    C-Dick
    Posey
    Carpenter
    Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon, Abreu, deGrom, Upton

  45. Bobby says:
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    Starting these guys 9×9 league
    weaver @ Brewers
    Blach @sd
    Travis wood vs SF
    Leiter vs atl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  46. Swfcdan says:
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    Devers cooled off lately. Him/Morales or Duda for Util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Oh and Oh/Lyons or Brebbia for chasing saves? Does Matheny even know?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh/Lyons

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Grey: You can’t answer with two. Never mind, even Grey doesn’t know the answer that shows how high on the mindfuckometer the shituation is1

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Swfcdan: go with lyons, he’s been MUCH better over last month or more.

  47. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Final rotation spot in 11 tm roto. Really focused on QS and WHIP. Who you got? Weaver, Clevinger, Gausman, Sabathia, McHugh, Snell, Marquez or Mike Montgomery?

    Thanks, dudes and 5 dudettes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery

  48. Jimbo says:
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    Spangley, Hicks, Desmond – drop which one….?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spang

  49. tank1 says:
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    Drop Holland for Neris? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  50. Slimcompoop says:
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    Safe travels back to L.A. my handsome friend. A couple of questions for you…(1) Do you trust the Hittertron as much as the Stream-o-nator? (I use the SON religiously and typically it’s more or less accurate, but just wondering what you think about the Tron’s weekly projections). (2) Would you start Sal Romano tonight against the Mets? (3) What are your feelings on voluntary days of work? Like, we’ll pay you to come in, but you don’t necessarily have to. You da poop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, thanks! I’m back now… Just got back, did you miss me? Honestly, I don’t use Hitter-Tron much, just on short schedule days… I use SON every day… Depends if you need the money, I’m the poop!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I DID miss you..the left coast seemed off kilter once I knew you were back east. Birds weren’t chirping, tides were changing, to be truthful it was kind of like what I experienced during the eclipse last week:)

        “Volunteer work days” are B.S., even if they’re paid. I didn’t go.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, aw, thanks! Yeah, I wouldn’t have gone either

  51. At what point, if any, would you drop a Judge or McCutcheon for the latest hot bat as the season comes to a close? At some point eventually everyone evens out with weeks to go.

    10 team roto/currently 2nd all hail Rhys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop McCutchen potentially, but not Judge

      • thanks Grey, also is Devers just another guy in the short go?

  52. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    better option in AL only with OBP and total bases cargo 2 or zimmer? net steals over steals too. zimmer’s been a bit better lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  53. toneDEAF! says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Chapman. Should I pick him up? I know he’s had some struggles lately but I haven’t had a chance to really watch him. It seems to me that the Yankees would go right back to him the first bit of improving . It’s a head to head points league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ignore him for now

  54. Scott says:
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    Braves got rained out today. Who do you like better as an option for today to use at 1b for freeman. Duda or valbueno (1b/3b). Valbueno has 5 hr in last 2 weeks. Mauer, lind. Thx

    • Scott says:
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      Lind also plays on Thursday and can use him on a light schedule. All right handers on tap if he plays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  55. jason batteiger says:
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    2 rainouts, at least they called them early. and they were early games, sounds like PHI/NYY areas are fairly wet. also, for probably the first time in months, beef welington is playing in 3 straight games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, glad they called them super early

  56. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    trout out 2nd day in a row. they’re calling it a “slump” but if you look at his OBP he still BB’s at least once a game. pujols no longer any bit scary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As long as you can tell the difference between Trout and any other Angels’ hitter, not sure how it could be a slump

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: this was from the blurbs supplied by yahoo (usually just a rotoworld blurb). apparently he’s “cold” over his last 30 or so at bats. i went and looked day to day though, and he’s still on base at least once a game even with no hits.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I don’t buy it, prolly a sore shoulder from crashing into the wall the other night

          • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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            @Grey: oh i didn’t mean that was why he was out, just that it mentioned he was cold over the prior 30 at bats or so (most of those before the wall thing)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah gotcha

  57. Packing says:
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    Schebler or Cargo ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  58. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Looking to next season how would you rank Shaw, Smoak and Ozuna? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Smoak

  59. Nightpandas says:
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    Good ol Danny DUIffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  60. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    i get that more managers than in bonds’ time are now aware of the math proven rule showing that you don’t intentionally walk particular batters as a rule, but at a certain point of OPS (like say what stanton’s been doing for about 2 months now) i’d think even the math would indicate to just BB the F’ing guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: this is more true when people are on base of course than empty. empty a guy would have to HR like 25% of the time (which even stanton isn’t doing); but he IS close to that lately. actually under that since, some % of the time he’d get doubles/singles/triples too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotta wonder why they don’t take their chances on Ozuna tho

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          @Grey: yeppers

  61. P_Swayz on a Horse says:
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    Flipped Judge & Gleybor Torres for Trout & C-mart @ the break … like a boss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @P_Swayz on a Horse: that’s batshit no matter what kind of league it is. should’ve gloated about it when it was done.

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: ONE situation where it’s believable, redraft where the trout owner was strong in pitching, and had legitimate worry about missing playoffs in a h2h league. more likely it’s just a NYY fanboy in a dynasty.

  62. morningsunshine says:
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    Hi Grey, you like Schebler, N Williams or Odubel? Will be cutting Gennett or maybe Merrifield.
    12t h2h R HR RBI SB AVG OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams, I’d prolly hold tho

      • morningsunshine says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks always, I’ll prob cut one of Parker or McGee then, whoever isnt gonna close lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

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