Hashtag, oh em gee.   Hashtag, my hashtag is an honors student.  Hashtag, back again, check it to wreck it, let’s begin.  Corey Seager was called up.  I just got goosepimplies on the butterflies that are in my stomach.  I just can’t.  *puts handkerchief to forehead, falls back and Giancarlo catches me, wakes to Giancarlo holding me, faints again and every time I reawaken and see Giancarlo, I faint once more*  I just had a fainting fit thinking about Seager.  Okay, now that we got the histrionics out of our systems.  What’s the best Seager does this year?  A few homers, a few steals and marries your sister?  What’s the worst?  Nothing.  Of course, I’d pick him up in all leagues.  I’m not goddamn goofy.  I just wouldn’t hold out hope that he’s going to do anything that incredible this year.  For the very short-term, Seager will fill in for Jose Peraza who is out with a sore hamstring.   Yesterday, Seager hit eighth going 2-for-4 with 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  When Peraza returns, Seager will play a few games a week, and maybe hint at the insane ability he possess, but saving the bulk of his wonderful until next year.  Remember, Mike Trout did nothing in his first trip through the majors.  Clayton Kershaw looked awful in his first trip through the majors.  Right now, Buxton looks awful, and he will be great.  Seager can go 5-for-35 with 20 Ks in September and it means nothing.  Sorry to sober up your rookie nookie.  You were wet-kissing your fantasy team and it was weird.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mat Latos – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Instead of Latos and Alex Wood, the Dodgers would’ve been better off trading for two of the Three Stooges impersonators from the Universal City Walk.  They’re actually pretty good.

Colin Rea – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.47.  Meh, more of a fan of Rea’s during her Sabrina days.

Yangervis Solarte – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  If you want to pick him up, go for it.  I promise to not pick him up and jinx him.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I’m reminded of the fable about how the big bad wolf drafted Gyorko two years in a row and then laid down in his house and blew the roof onto himself.  Maybe I’m remembering it wrong.

Miguel Sano – Didn’t start yesterday due to his hamstring.  I was wondering why it was so overcast yesterday with nary a ray of sunshine.

Glen Perkins – Out for about a week with a sore back that made it hard for him to walk.  In other words, Jepsen could be the closer for the rest of the year.  In other other words, Perkins is done, Jepsen gets saves.  In other other other words, Glengarry Glen Not Boss.

Phil Hughes – Threw a bullpen session yesterday.  The pitching coach said he looked good.  The kid standing just beyond the bullpen wall said, “You suck, you sucking sucker!  Blow me!”

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, a grand slam.  I knew Rosario would be good.  Sure, technically, I was talking about Wilin Rosario, but why are you so nitpicky with semantics?  Donald Trump would call you a loser or worse if you were a woman.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Oh, yeah, Escobar’s gonna be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t need to wait for that to grab him.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  There’s a lot to say on Gibson– *text message coming in*  “You have reached your data limit.”  Oh, shoot, oh well.  I guess we’ll have to leave whether to start Gibson to the Stream-o-Nator.

Erik Johnson – Will start on Sunday vs. the Royals, which sounds awful, but everything associated with the White Sux this year sounds awful.  The Red Sux have their pitching problems, but the White Sux are a real shizz show.  Any hoo!  Johnson has been terrific in the minors (9+ K/9, 2.37 ERA), but you gotta have bigger trouser oranges than you have brains if you start him on Sunday without accepting a ton of risk.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.87.  You know when you’re listening to a great song on the radio?  Volume all the way up.  Windows down, screaming along to the lyrics.  That moment you enter an indoor parking garage and lose radio reception.  That exact moment is known as Samardzija.

Stephen Strasburg – Says he will be able to start early next week vs. the Mets.  Why do you build me up (build me up)?  Just to let me down (let me down).

Michael Taylor – Didn’t start yet another game due to his knee.  Said like Gordon Ramsay, “Damn, what a shame.”

Bryce Harper – 0-for-0, 4 runs, 1 RBI and 4 walks.  “Hey, I trademarked that!”  Sorry, Barry Bonds, you forfeited rights to that line when you destroyed all records with steroids.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  Is there anyone hotter right now?  Not to answer, but to put on a blank stare and nod your head like you’re talking to your woman.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Nats scored a ton of runs, and Zimmermann scored a free room at the W on the Ivictory Coast.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and has hit in 11 straight games.  He was hitting eighth yesterday, which is kinda death for an NL’er, but he has been hot schmotato’ing.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Not a ton of games yesterday, but there was even less pitching.  It makes sense, you just have to think about it for a second.

Ben Zobrist – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  The Royals faced Flavor Flav’s favorite pitcher, Matt “Yeah” Boyd, who’s not very good, but trust me when I say you don’t want any pitchers facing the Royals right now.

Kendrys Morales – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs.  He’s on his way to a 115 RBI season.  Yeah, that is as crazy as it sounds for Morales.

Anthony Gose – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (20).  Fun Fact!  Duck, Duck, Goose started as a game played in mainland China where a chef would go around a circle of ducks with a meat cleaver.  The “goose” was dinner.  As for Anthony Gose, I own him in multiple leagues, but they’re deep leagues and he’s been pretty yawnstipating.  I could see a Pollock-type breakout next year, but this year he’s been whatevs.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs. As he has for the last two months or so, he will be in this afternoon’s Buy.  Oh, Castellanos, why doesn’t anyone care for you like I do?

Carlos Gonzalez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 34th and 35th homers, now four homers in two games.  I bet you’re glad you listened to me and bought him low in June.  You didn’t?  Aw shucksie-boo-boo!  C’mon, sit on my lap and tell me your problems.  Ew, figuratively!  Get off my lap!  And why aren’t you wearing pants?!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer.  Imagine I’m saying “I’m in the middle of a Torenado,” but I’m saying it directly into an industrial-sized fan that is on high.  Cool, right?

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Seriously, next year, on one team, I’m drafting the entire Rockies lineup.  I’m going no holds barred, snitches!

Jose Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal.  Tulo who?!  He was a much loved shortstop that played many years in Colorado.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s a figure of speech.  ‘Tulo who’ is a figure of speech?  Like a verb?

Tim Lincecum – Done for the year after having hip surgery.  He’s hoping to be back for Spring Training, as long as he’s not Huey Lewis’ing.  You know, too hip to be sore.

Andrew McCutchen – Didn’t start yesterday due to a tight Achilles.  As my maid, Esmeralda, once said, I’d rather a tight Achilles than a loose chilaquiles.  I’m not sure what she meant by that.

Francisco Liriano – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks vs. Taylor Jungmann 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I said, Jungmann, there’s no need to feel down.  I said, Jungmann…  As for F-Liriano, indeed.  F. Liriano.  I’d look at him as a streamer in most mixed leagues at this point.  He has a good next matchup, but yesterday was good too, and we see how far that took him.  I think Liriano is a matchup-schmatchup guy.  He could be dynamite or Jimmie Walker’s career after saying Dy-no-mite on any given night.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Oh, that’s six homers in 25 games.  Yeah, I’m in love.  Like full-on, print out pictures of his face and pasting them to my pillow and not with traditional glue.

Daniel Murphy – Day-to-day with a mild strain of his left quad.  His right quad just disappointingly shook its head and pointed at his left quad.

Matt HarveyMets said he will make his next start.  I kinda love the Mets because they are such gooftards.  Here’s them last week, “We will skip Harvey due to innings concerns.”  Here’s them this week, “He will make his next start after leaving his last game due to dehydration.”  Guys, Mets, bros, you can skip him.  S’cool.  Though, Schilling says only “‘5 to 10% of pitchers who are shut down early end up avoiding injury’ how’d that work?”  By the way, real shame about Schilling being suspended for the remainder of the season.  Now he has no choice but to go back to bankrupting Rhode Island.

   
  1. greg says:
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    Wow. Must be just posted. Best source of power ROS: Santana (I think I know your answer), FraGu, KDavis, Eduardo Escobar (well?!), MByrd……without dipping below .250 ba?

    Wondering if FraGu can keep it up but I’ve been similarly infatuated with Santana all along….if he hits .200 though he’ll probably drag my avg. down..

    morning
    G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @greg: Davis

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been riding Davis for a few weeks now. Note his huge platoon split: .853 OPS vs RHPs and a dismal .595 OPS vs. LHPs. Next week he is slated to get 4 LHPs and 3 RHPs, with Gerritt Cole among those three RHPs. Makes him a tough play in a weekly league, and means you’ll want to have someone to supplement in a daily league.

        You might look into Franklin Gutierrez (1.062 OPS (limited PAs) vs LHPs, and he gets 5 LHPs next week)

        Another interesting play for next week is Ryan Howard:

        Howard has seven games at home next week, all against RHPs. He has become a true platoon player, sporting an atrocious .439 OPS against LHPs but a very useful .821 OPS against RHPs. If you look at his performance against RHPs at home, it gets even better, a very nice .886 OPS. 10 of Howard’s 21 HRs this year have come against RHPs at home. Of course, one of those RHPs is Jake Arrieta, but the rest of his schedule is not intimidating — Perez, Wisler, Teheran, Arrieta, Hendricks, Haren, Hammel.

        Another nice play for matchups this week is Jonathan Schoop

        Schoop actually has a wide reverse platoon split. He’s sporting a .947 OPS against RHPs and a .567 OPS against lefties. Thankfully, he’s got 5 RHPs on his schedule this week, and all six of his games are in parks that are favorable hitting environments (Yankee Stadium and Baltimore). You’ll have to trust Schoop to live up to that OPS (and his current hot streak), as the RHPs he faces are Pineda, Tanaka, Severino, Cueto, and Ventura. I like his odds, though, and am rolling with him next week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, good stuff, FKA!

          • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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            @Grey: thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

        • Hugman says:
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          @F.K.A. Ralph: Yeah, man. Thanks for this! Totally going to influence how I use Davis this week.

  2. C-Murda says:
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    Am I really first??? Appreciate all the insight throughout the season Grey

  3. Nick says:
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    Yeah ,
    i added RY Zimmernator right before the game :)

    today is the day you’d drop Bye-Byron to activate George of the Jungle …

    • hondo says:
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      @Nick: Don’t you hate it when you post something about a player you want to pick up and some smart guy says(types) “In what kind of league is *random hot giuy* available?I want to join your league next year.”

      It doesn’t make any sense.First they insult your league(kinda OK,in my main league the guys ARE kinda assholes) but the worst thing is,they are inferring your team sucks,and by extension you.The very same team that you drafted and nurtured all this time,just like your Moms did with you.That will not stand!!

      PM me,I l know a lot of bikers and cartel members.We can get this sorted out.

      • Zeus says:
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        @hondo: lighten up Francis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: I would

  4. Robert says:
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    ROS: Liriano or Hutchinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Hutch at Home, Liriano

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    On Toronto, there’s the Cortisone Brothers. But on my team, there’s the Plantar Fascitis brothers (Dickerson and Zimmerman).

    A few months ago it came down to a Sophie’s Choice of DL stashes cuts between these brothers. So you save the younger one, right? More baseball life left in him. Except yeah no. Shoulda went with that certain Razzball writers MVP choice.

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I feel your pain. I carried Zimmerman until he hit the DL, cut him due to lack of DL spots (keeping Dickerson), then later in the season cut Rendon after he sucked at Coors Field (the last straw). So those two partners in crime in that underachieving Nationals lineup destroyed my team for hundreds of ABs then exploded once they were off. I now find myself rooting for the Mets against them, which might be a new low.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Paul C.: Rendon hasn’t destroyed anything

          • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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            @Grey: His perceived value, at least. I think he’s still a stud, and think he will be a tremendous value in drafts next year.

            I have him as a keep forever in a OBP and SLG league in round 26. I’m going to have a tough call on my keepers next year, but I don’t think keeping him is a tough call.

            This does raise a question, though. if these are your keepers:
            Miggy
            Cutch
            Greinke
            Springer
            Freeman
            Blackmon
            Pederson
            Darvish
            Rendon

            who would you keep between Baez and Carlos Martinez? they would cost the same amount. Would you keep both of them over anyone listed above? keep forever with no inflation. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s early to say…But I’d likely keep C-Mart

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    That was 1000 shades of the best Grey ever.

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘USA Today published a sneak peek at Tim Tebow’s new memoir. The book focuses on the religious side of the young evangelical player and has the working title “I’ve turned down more ass than you’ve ever seen”.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Sam says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ante, today is Friday.. where’s the bonus quote??

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Alright, since y’all asked here’s two bonus quotes to keep you motivated.

        Bonus NORM MACDONALD quote of the day #1:

        ‘SF Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens has been selected by his homeland of Curacao to go into orbit for their space tourism program known as “Space Expedition Curacao” (http://www.holiday-in-space.com/spaceexpeditioncuraao.htm) in the year 2014…

        We break for breaking news from the future…

        We interrupt this show with news from the future. Rest In Peace (RIP) former SF Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens. Meulens’ body completely exploded when he forgot to pressurize his suit in the shuttle’s cabin. His tragic death officially ends the practice of sending hitting coaches into space.

        We now go back to our regularly scheduled program.’

        Bonus NORM MACDONALD quote of the day #2:

        ‘After public accusations erupted, Lakers guard Shannon Brown tweeted this week that he did not sleep with team mate Pau Gasol’s girl friend. How come if a guy goes on twitter to say that he didn’t sleep with another guy’s girl friend it makes you think “HEY!, I bet that guy slept with that other guy’s girl friend.” But you can relax Pau, it was probably just another cute black guy.’

        Have a gr8 weekend, all.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, Ante!

  7. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    If you were a woman, Trump would likely say, “she looks like moist eggs, she’s a moist-loser, the wettest loser here.”

    Next year LeMahieu or Pedroia?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: No clue – think she is in MKE. Saw that she gets to go there though – super cool.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She gets to go through? What do you mean?

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: She is going to Paris – at least thats what I gathered from FB and MC. I think she is in Milwaukee currently though – not sure.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, cool… That’s awesome… Still haven’t heard anything from her…

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: All she told me was that she sent your message to Fox and is waiting to hear back from them.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, okay, cool… If nothing else, I’ll ping her again when the season ends

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Nice – Have a fun weekend dude! I’ve got a bunch of picnics to attend – but when of them might feature a set of actual ‘jarts’ – which are really, really fun.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You mean jorts? If so, good luck, Featherbottom!

  8. Titan says:
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    Can someone help me? I can’t get logged in to the site anymore and namely the forums. Not sure what happened. I tried completing the contact board admin area but it keeps saying form not accepted when I hit submit.

    Grey or Rudy or others can you post an email address where I can contact you guys?

    Username: titan

    p.s. I tried the forgot password and got the email with new password but it doesn’t work.

  9. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    How do you rank Domingo Santana, Gerrardo Parra, Avasail Garcia ROS? Would you drop Rasiel Iglesias for any of them?

    Much appreciated!

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    When I traded Votto and CarGo for Rizzo back in late May, it felt like highway robbery. Now, not so much! The best part is that I face this owner next week in playoffs!

    Anyway, a couple questions in prep for next week’s matchups…

    1. E. Escobar over Polanco for a pure AVG play?

    2. SON loves Kennedy in Petco v Rockies on Monday. He’s been great lately, but man, those Rockies. Would you still stream him there, or avoid / look elsewhere?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: sorry forgot #3. How would you rank these guys in terms of getting the most actual saves during the next 2 weeks (regardless of who the better pitcher overall is): Giles > Jepsen > Vizcaino?

      Thanks again!

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Grey: As I wrote that, Jepsen was just picked up, but now Ramos is available. Giles > Viscaino > Ramos?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That is the ranking, yeah

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys! Much appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should i lose any of the following for Jepsen?
    -Familia, Tolleson, Allen, Ramos

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J: ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Ramos

  12. jvanslyke says:
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    Excited for Santana in cinnci this weekend!

    Have Hutchinson / Richard and Severino today. Should I start all three? Streamonator likes Richard the most …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jvanslyke: Tito? I guess, don’t know matchups

      • jvanslyke says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry!
        Severino vs tb
        Richard vs tex
        Hutch vs Balt
        All home

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Severino and Hutch

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: You would? Severino and Hutch. Sounds like a lost episode of a failed 70s TV show. They canned Severino to introduce Starsky to the show and the rest is history as they say in showbiz.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Can’t wait for this PM’s buy column. I bought almost everyone in your buy column before you listed them in the column. I’d been following your recommendations all week. One team I have is completely made up of Grey buy column picks Lindor, Piscotty, Zimmerman, Taijuan Walker, Matz, Smyly and Stroman. Will let you know the outcome in that league.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hopefully it works out!

                  • Ante GALIC says:
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                    @Grey: Of course. But as you’d like to draft a team made up solely of Rockies, I’d like to draft a team made up solely of Grey buy column Friday pickups. Would probably win a few leagues.

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Love it!

  13. Joesh says:
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    Who is the odd man out when Giancarlo returns in OBP 5×5 for the h2h playoffs:

    Yelich, Gordon, Inciarte

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joesh: inciarte

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking it was dee gordon. Thought Alex retired after that Montage the other day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They had a romantic comedy montage?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: stupid mlb channel. Had to point out the we love you Alex video Montage the Royals made when he returned. Like that motivates. Should of had a red faced brett yelling at them to not sleep at the wheel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, I didn’t see it… Did they have him and Hosmer trying on funny hats?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: didn’t pay much attention but I hear Hosmer is a real prick. Which makes me think he should be an even better ballplayer

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He needs to be more pricky then, cause he sucks

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: he’s got a Bryce harper head and a Daniel murphy bat.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  14. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Friday,

    I am 6pta back and losing ground in obp and hr….3 moves left, 15 team keep 11

    Drop K Marte or Morton for :

    Moss
    Olivera (maybe a keeper?)
    E Escobar
    Castellanos

  15. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! LeMathieau, Phillips, or Rendon ros? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry: phillips

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerry: Rendon, likely what JFOH said though

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: suffering from Rendonial?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hasn’t been awful recently

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: he went from awful to yawnstapatingly ownable

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If he weren’t batting at the top of a hot lineup, he’d still be awful

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: the Nats are like putting a pot of boiling water in the snow. It’s gonna get cold pretty quick.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

  16. PED Inc says:
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    Thanks for the great write up as always sir!
    What’s your thoughts on Marcus Stroman in H2H points league for the rest of the season? Worth the stash for the playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc: No problem… Worth a stash, sure…I expect nothing, maybe three good starts of 5 IP

  17. Adam P. says:
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    Joined a keeper league this year, after taking over the last place team in the league from last year. Currently 4 games out of 1st place, and I also have Buxton and Seager. I should feel good about this, yes? Thanks, Razzball!

  18. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Full disclosure, I’ve been starting Gyroko in a 16 teamer for months now. I didn’t want to say anything cuz he’s actually been quite serviceable, but I’m gonna be out in that league so I don’t care anymore. Gyorko! He’s back, baby! 30 HRs next year. Put it in the bank. I’m not trying to convince myself at all or anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Oh, PotF, I’d put it in the bank, but they’d charge for me for bouncing the check

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: G, tell me about it. My checkbook might as well be made out of rubber at this point.

  19. Steve D. says:
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    Any news on Springer? Is he getting activated today?

    • bruuuuuce says:
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      @Steve D.:
      Inquiring minds want to know

  20. Basement Artie says:
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    A. Hoping Cory Seager does well so Zach Woods can play him in the movie.

    2. Great Schilling comment. The irony of the Schilling mess is he’s only 2 letters away from the neo-nazi in “Oz”.

    D. Advice question. Drop Byrd or Crawford for Conforto. Thanks!

  21. booya says:
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    Erasmo or Teheran ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @booya: erasmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Neither? Erasmo

  22. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Random fun fact – in all of his AB’s yesterday, Harper faced 20 pitches and didn’t swing once.

  23. JB says:
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    Grey – we are limited to having 6 SPs on our rosters (not including DL) at any time in one of my leagues, so in order to activate Matz on Sunday, I would have to drop one of the following: Arrieta (no), Lester (np), Strasburg, Syndergaard, Iwakuma or Walker. Who would you drop of those four, or would you wait to see how Matz does before making a move? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Walker

      • JB says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, was hoping you’d say that cuz I don’t trust him even though he’s been decent this year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. Clint says:
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    Keeping in mind the Royals could clinch soon & start sitting people, would you stick with Carpenter or pick up Morales for the playoffs in a h2h points keeper league?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Clint: I prefer morales

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I’d want Carp

  25. Yanks21 says:
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    Hey grey,

    Great write up, as always. My morning commute wouldn’t be the same without you.

    Do I drop Utley to pick up Moss, Morneau, or Bird? Zobrist, my current SS, would then play 2b leaving me with either Bogaerts or Desmond at SS. It’s a points league, dynasty. Thanks Grey.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Yanks21: byrd and play Desmond.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @J-FOH: He’s saying Greg Bird

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: I need to go see my optometrist

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Dr. Roto?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: sounds like a psychologist. “Tell me about your corners”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I’m going to write a post under the name dr. Rotostein to help the bat shit crazies here get through the season.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You should take a picture with a plaid jacket, eyeglasses and that beard as your alias, Dr. Hate

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: do you know how hard it is to find a plaid sports coat in my size on the cheap. I’ll have to take the pic in the store

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I could see finding one, but it won’t fit, you’re right…Which would make it more awesome

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: fat man in a little coat!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Exactly!

  26. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 QS, OPS

    Drop 1: Nola, Heaney, R. Iglesias, Hammel?

    Add 1: Phillips, Forsythe, Didi?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @TOGMAN: why a pitcher for a middle infidel? Who is currently at the spot they would take over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: Raisel…Didi

  27. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    The June Car-Go Buy blurb was an epiphany. Started shopping around and by Monday had made a deal of Gio & Cashner for CarGo & Arrieta. As you can guess, it was a huge boost. Thank you!!

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Your suggestion coupled with the idea to go early on Arenado are two of the main reasons (also my co-owner really wanted us to draft Votto too) that our team is rolling. Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! No problem

  28. plasmaj says:
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    maybe a little power from Seager, but steals unlikely. Only had 5 in the minors this year, and Dodgers have the 3rd fewest SB in the majors this year. His PCL numbers are pretty yawnstipating overall too. .278 with 13 HRs, meh. Justin Ruggiano has about 1/3 the number of ABs as Seager on the same team, and has 10HR to go with a .296 average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @plasmaj: Yeah, prolly right on SBs… Ruggiano is like 13 years older than him

  29. PhilOssieB says:
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    Start Holland ‘gainst the Halos, Bolsinger ‘gainst the Dodgers, neither or both?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @PhilOssieB: I’m starting both. I wouldn’t expect high k total vs angels. Bolsinger owned san diego twice already this year. Is worth the gamble imho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Bolsinger’s not against the Dodgers

      • PhilOssieB says:
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        @Grey: Duh, Padres.

        Also, I’ll be hosting a party this weekend for anyone else with Arenado and Cargo on their team. Coors dingers for everyone!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t get the Evite, shame on you

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: welcome to Jacks life.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can I go back to my life now?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: if you want to be all popular and liked

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, stop

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’m the lone wolf yo.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Like Lenny

  30. ashtray says:
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    Every fiber of my being says to bench Richards home vs TEX today. What says you?

    TEX wOBA:
    .300 on the road
    .320 vs Righties
    .327 over last 30 days

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ashtray: I agree. Good research

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: I wouldn’t start Richards anywhere

  31. The Big Yabu says:
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    In one roto league, I’m ahead by 18 in saves and we’re now past the trade-deadline — so, I’m wondering if/when I could safely drop one of my closers to pick up another hitter or SP.
    I have Familia, Wilhelmsen, and Jepsen.
    The team behind me has Robertson, Tolleson, Ramos, and Giles.
    Too soon and/or too risky to drop one of my guys? If drop, then Wilhelmsen or Jepsen?
    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Big Yabu: is anyone else in a saves battle that would lead to them getting closer to you in overall points? That’s the real issue. Your saves lead will be fine.

      • The Big Yabu says:
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        @J-FOH: Good point. I don’t think that will be a problem, but there are a few wrinkles:
        On the one hand, none of the owners in the front of the waiver-order are any kind of threat to me.
        On the other hand, if they’re all asleep at the wheel and the guy I drop falls to 7th, then he could be claimed by the team right behind me in the overall standings who could gain several points in saves.
        On the third hand that is actually six gerbils in a mitten, I do currently have a 15 point lead over that next team.
        On the fourth hand that is actually a foot dressed up for Halloween, that lead has fluctuated a lot, even this late in the season.

        Which leads to another question: is it shady for me to suggest to some of the owners lower in the standings to put in a waiver-claim when I drop a closer? If I did that, I’d be quite safe. Otherwise, there’s a little more risk — though probably still not too much.

        Thanks for the strategy consultation! And thanks also for the latest RCL update — I read it, but was too depressed/embarrassed to post…

  32. sportivetricks says:
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    HeyHeyGrey,

    Won’t have internets for the holiday weekend and trying to decide who to leave at SS until I get back on Monday: Lindor, Seager, or a hot Zobrist.

    Love yas!!!!!

    • sportivetricks says:
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      @sportivetricks:

      Oh, and HT-next-seven isn’t much help by ranking all three in the 50s.

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Whoa, from a known Zobrist-meh-er. I am definitely making this roster move.

        Thankyathankya!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  33. A Ghost Is Bourn says:
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    What is your confidence in Carlos Martinez today at home vs. Pirates (Haap). SON says < 10. but a cardinals pitcher at home is tempting.

      • A Ghost Is Bourn says:
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        @Grey: Does that same logic apply to Lackey? Very similar SON projections at home vs. Cole and the Pirates.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Lackey

  34. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Is it safe to start Richards vs TEX Perez at home today? Or sit him? Thanks.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks.
        How about start Medlen (vs CWS Danks) or Bolsinger (@SD Shields) ? or both to sit?thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start both

  35. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly 9×9 H2H, W, L and QS count. I’ve creatively managed roster restrictions, but may need to drop up to 3 of my SP in the next week or two. Who are your first 3 drops out of Iglesias, Jungmann, J. Garcia, S. Miller, Nola, Severino and Rodon? Obviously Iglesias once we know we’re approaching shutdown, but for now he’s tapped for 2 home starts next week. Nola’s probably next, though he’s also got 2 home starts next week.

  36. ashtray says:
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    I’m up against the guy who owns Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Davis, and Morales.

    Any tips?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ashtray: prayer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Figure out his password and drop them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw Mel Brooks getting his luggage at LAX about ten years ago and I said to him, “I bet I know your luggage password.”

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hahaha…..I would of probably said “It’s good to be the king”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  37. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points:
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Okay Grey, which of following guys should I start tomorrow in my battle for 1st place in this last points matchup of the regular season? Or maybe at least pick them up to block my opponent from streaming them? I’m up by 75 points but don’t want to let my guard down as a WIN this week is critical!

    9/5
    McCullers vs. MIN (20.1)
    Quintana @KC (1.5)
    B. Anderson @SD (0.8)
    Chavez vs. SEA (-1.4)
    Ray @ChC (-13.3)

    I’m starting only McHugh vs. MIN (23.3) today and was already planning on starting Garcia vs. PIT (10.8) and Ross vs. LAD (11.1) tomorrow while my opponent is starting C-Mart vs. PIT, Kluber @DET, and Jimenez @TOR today and has only Cole @STL tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch any of these guys

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Oh okay I’m surprised you wouldn’t even start McCullers there… well hopefully my opponent doesn’t pick up a few of them and luck out by getting positive production out of them .. that’s been my luck all year! Even guys in terrible matchups that my opponents have started on a whim have screwed me in most cases…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d want my opponent to pick up most of those guys…Anderson is the only one I’d look at in slightly deeper leagues

  38. Gator says:
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    Is Cain Top 30 for 2016?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  39. sneauxman says:
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    Escobar or Seager to fill the hole left by Hanley at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  40. Mookiewilson says:
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    What 2 MI would you roll out for next week (start of playoffs)?
    Neil walker
    Brett Lawrie
    Asdrubal
    Corey seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie, Seager

  41. DR Young says:
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    Need to drop 1 to make room for springer, trumbo or k davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  42. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? You and JFOH’s responses on this thread are hilarious. I don’t think you’ve agreed on anything. You inspired me to make chilaquiles for breakfast. Not sure how one would make them “loose”, but I’m with Esmerelda, I’d definitely rather have a tight achilles as well. What does your mustache tell you on Stanton being back? Sometime this weekend? Thanks for the write-up on a short day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whaddup, bro? JFOH was a lost soul on some of the above responses, chalk it up to a bad day… (Totally baiting him)…. I think Stanton returns on Tuesday of next week… Total guess

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: bait and switch? We’ll see who is right

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, we’ll forget all about this soon enough

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: until later when you’re right and I’m wrong but if I’m right you’ll of forgot about it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, of course, dur

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: Get a room you two!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Cram It: don’t be jelly when we give each other foot rubs

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: If/when he does come back who’s the odd man out between Inciarte and “K-Day”vis? Just got back from exercising in the crappy weight room with a TV that gets seven channels. Ended up watching the Price-Is-Right on mute instead of the local news. Were you on today’s airing? I’ve only clicked on one of J-FOH’s stalker photos, but one of the dudes on the show looked like you. Impeccable mustache, vintage pink Lacoste polo and plaid shorts. Congrats on the new wood-burning stove and matching tea kettle set!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They didn’t call me down…sad face… I did live literally a half block from where they filmed it…Ender

  43. Ray says:
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    Yangveris or Castellanos? 6×6 league (+OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  44. Wombat says:
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    Loved the Santana blurb. Which brings me to a question:

    In an NL only keeper, who should I drop when Myers returns? Playing for this year

    Santana
    Conforto
    Moss
    Bour
    Jake Lamb
    Or Myers himself

    Leaning toward Lamb…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lamb

  45. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Last one! For the next 2 weeks (OBP + OPS), drop weird playing time Martin (@BOS, @ NYY @ATL v BOS ) for schmotato but maybe more Swihart (v. TOR @ TB @ BAL @ TOR)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swihart

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Jj says:
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    Hey grey. Great write up as always.
    I need to drop one of these bats. What do you think?
    12 team H2H 5×5 keeper league(we only keep 10)
    C-C.santana
    1B-E.Hosmer
    2B-B.Dozier
    3B-T.Frazier
    SS-M.Sano
    OF-AJ pollock
    OF-M.Kemp
    OF-K.Calhoun
    Util-K.Davis, H.Ramirez
    Bench-J.Baez, A.Eaton, C.Seager
    Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  47. web says:
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    Utility spot Ros, please rank
    Seager, Hector Olivera, Khris Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Olivera

  48. Charles says:
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    Stream-o-nator loves Pineda v BAL +30 and v TOR +25. Awesome plays for next week. But are you as excited for those matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they work for me, not quite that excited

  49. ashtray says:
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    Which 2 of these closers and pseudo-closers would you want ROS:

    Bruce Rondon
    Wilhelmsen
    Jepsen
    Machi
    D Hudson
    Pomeranz

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce Rondon
      Wilhelmsen

  50. ashtray says:
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    Another question:

    Drop Odor and put Zobrist at 2B and Seager at SS

    or

    Drop Seager and put Odor at 2B and Zobrist at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Odor and put Zobrist at 2B and Seager at SS

  51. Hans says:
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    Grey,
    10-team points league no bench. Once playoffs start Monday, no more pickups unless injuries occur.

    Which catcher for the next two weeks…
    Swihart, Gattis, Molina, Ramos

    Which hitter…
    Inciarte, Ed. Escobar, Piscotty, Moss, Werth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis…Piscotty

  52. Charles says:
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    Points league, need to make a move for playoffs starting next week.

    Drop Sandoval or Olivera?

    Add which OF: Conforto, FraGu, Hanley, Choo, Deshields, Hunter, Pillar, Yelich, Werth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval….FraGu, depends on needs

  53. 'Topes says:
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    10 team H2H league with 16 categories (I know, ridic) including OBP and AVG

    3 keepers only, who do I leave out???

    Stanton, Miggy, Arenado, Scherzer

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  54. danny almonte says:
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    12 team, keep 7
    planning to keep Kluber, Madbum, E5, Arenado, Upton, Brantley. For my last spot I was going to keep Rendon but I have Cargo and now I’m not sure I should throw him back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo over Rendon

  55. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, with my pitching staff getting totally screwed in the playoffs right now by Carrasco, Syndergaard and now today Kluber (FML) I really need some starts.

    What do you think about Happ tonight at the Cardinals and Gio Gonzalez tomorrow versus Atlanta?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start either

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Hmm. Ugh. Ok thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. joe says:
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    c-dick or grichuck for DL stash

    stream which?
    mccullers vs min 7/5
    matz @ miami 7/6
    pineda vs BAL 7/7
    corbin vs SF 7/7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson… Pineda

  57. Sky

    Sky says:
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    ************THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS************

  58. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    What’s up Grey? Been a while, damn fantasy football. 14-team, 8 keeper league, forever. Frazier or Cain. Franco and Sano are still hiding in my minor league slots for 3rd base next year too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noisewater! Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noisewater there’s a new post, btw

  59. NuckingFutz says:
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    ROS Quintana or Bauer? 5X5 League
    Many thanks G!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  60. PeteRosesRevenge says:
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    I’m heading into the playouffs in a 10 team non keeper i just dropped Perkins for Serverino, i’m going to hang onto C-Mart I think he will be back next week but is it time to Drop Kluber and Lynn? Also need to get rid of Tolleson I was thinking of dumping him for Francisco Rodreguez or maybe Ken Giles.

    Trevor Bauer Francisco Liriano Aaron Nola Tyson Ross
    Drew Smyly Jonathan Papelbon Shawn Tolleson Corey Kluber
    Lance Lynn Luis Severino Carlos Martinez

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