Yesterday, Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with his 21st homer, and his 5th homer in the past ten games.  With the help of his last ten games, he’s quietly put together a decent season.  You’re likely thinking, “Quiet, yes.  Decent?  Well, he’s worn pants, if that’s what you mean by him getting himself decent.”  On our Player Rater, where do you think Kemp ranks overall?  For all players, not just outfielders or hitters.  If you said top 40, you’d be right and you likely cheated, because he did not feel like a top 40 fantasy player.   Outfield is absolutely stacked this year, and Kemp is only around the 15th best outfielder.  He’s been better than quite a few guys that you might think have been better Michael Brantley, Mookie Betts, Adam Jones…Okay, maybe you don’t think Adam Jones has been better.  Kemp is still nowhere near what he once was, nor will he be in 2016, and moving to San Diego from LA has had its challenges.  For instance, there’s real military at games and not just Mark Harmon fresh from the set of NCIS.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Justin Upton – Didn’t start yesterday after having two ingrown toenails removed.  You know what they say, what can’t be pedicured, must be endured.

Yonder Alonso – Shut down with a stress reaction in his back.  Confession, Alonso’s back and I co-manage a team with Strasburg.  Hence, the stress.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He is the king of the NyQuility Start.  We should start calling him Prince Valium.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Good sign, but I wouldn’t go as far to say it’s a great sign.  Since he could still have plantar fasciitis issues and whatnot.  (Whatnot is really where the danger lies.  Whatnot is the worst!)  Would I own Dickerson, and start him in every game he plays?  Aw, heckfire yes.  Will he play in every game?  I can’t imagine it.  My ability to imagine is pretty weak, apparently.  I need to find my inner child!  Or watch the Pan trailer.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 38th homer.  Screaming over gusts of wind, “I can’t sit around waiting for this Torenado to calm down, so I am going to climb up that spinning ladder and get on the levitating, spinning couch to watch some spinning TV.”

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 37th homer.  I talked about this a bit in our last podcast in between fish waffle mentions, but it was kinda obvious to me to tell you to buy CarGo when he was struggling in May because you want hitters who play in Coors.  That’s like the first class at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston.  Yeah, I know yesterday was in Petco, but it still applies.

Mark Buehrle – Will start Tuesday after receiving a cortisone injection.  Well, technically after he received the injection, he got two enthusiastic high fives from Edwin and Jose.

A.J. Burnett – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returned from the DL.  I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.  I’ve seen Apricot Juice that I never thought I’d see again.  I’ve seen– Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Sit down and have a cup of hot cocoa.  Actually, it’s cocoa that’s sitting on the table for two hours, but it’s so hot out that the cocoa is hot.  So, Burnett looked like the dog’s breakfast yesterday, but, assuming he’s healthy, I’d start him in his next start.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-6 and his 22nd homer.  He’s one of only five players in the majors with a .400 OBP.  In 2007, there were 18 guys with a .400, including Pat Burrell.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-6 and his 8th homer.  Ah, extra innings, even when a hitter hits a home run they have a mediocre night.

Starling Marte – Left after being hit by a pitch, but it doesn’t sound serious.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself as I form a prayer triangle with my dog, Ted.

Jonathan Lucroy – Still has concussion symptoms and he’s waiting to see a doctor.  He made three million dollars this year and he can’t get in quicker to see a doctor?  You failed, Obamacare!

Khris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (19) and legs (5).  Elsewhere, Chris Davis had the day off.  *whips head around to reveal a Snidely Whiplash mustache* Or did he?!  Khris Davis now has 19 homers in only 99 games.  Imagine if he plays 155 games next year.  *wavy lines*  In the news today, Donald Trump insults world.  Oh, and Khris Davis just hit his 30th homer.  *wavy lines*  Cool dream!

Wily Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  Since there were so few games yesterday, I actually started Wily in one league.  Which brings me to my point, thankfully he doesn’t pitch often when there’s very few games.

Randal Grichuk – Started on Wednesday, but didn’t start yesterday.  It’s going to be like this for the rest of the season due to his elbow, which is not macaroni as the word was used in the days of Yankee Doodle Dandy when macaroni meant awesome.

Kolten Wong – Out due to a left calf strain.  I’d hate to get all Lorena Bobbitt here, but you have to cut your Wong loose.

Matt Holliday – Expects to be activated at some point on the upcoming Cardinal road trip.  There won’t likely be enough time for him to get another DL stint, so he’ll fall just short of his personal record of four DL stints in one year.  Overall, a solid injury-packed year.  He had some bad luck having his torn quadriceps injury costing him so much time that he was never able to get back on the field for the 4th injury.  As for the final few weeks, you can try him, but I doubt he plays more than a few days a week.

Jaime Garcia – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  This start happened because Garcia doesn’t like H2H playoffs.  I think this might be the first start where he didn’t look terrific and he wasn’t hurt.  Then again, by this afternoon, he could announce an injury.  It is Jaime’s drawback.  That and greediness, right, Jesse Jackson?

John Lamb – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (6 BBs), 6 Ks.  Lamb, your spitfire roasting is a wonder for all the Armenian children far and wide, but all of those walks are baaaaaaaaahd.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Mean’s while, Zack Cozart says, “Hey, guys, don’t forget about me.”  You hear something?  Who was that?

Todd Frazier – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 32nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and 2nd homer of the 2nd half.  Okay, kidding on the last part, but not kidding by much.

Brandon Phillips – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I just read “Measuring Your IQ for Dummies,” so my brain is functioning on a high level right now, but why didn’t I just draft Phillips instead of Rendon?  I guess because I didn’t read Measuring Your IQ for Dummies back in March.

Bartolo Colon – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  Since the Mets have had so many rotation questions, it’s only right to mention Colon will not be skipped for his turn in the rotation or extra steak patties.

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Member when Miller was having a good season?  Yeah, I sorta do.  That was this year, right?

Cole Hamels – Had start pushed to Monday.  Chi Chi Gonzalez will start in Hamels’s place.  Well, at least on the front nine.

Derek Holland – 7 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ouchie, you have burned my Bum Equipment with your runs.  Holland, you make my Nethers-land hurt.  I’m not joking when I say I would’ve thought Holland was a safer start yesterday than F-Her (8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks).  The Stream-o-Nator loved Holland’s start too.  C’est la poo.  Holland’s next start now feels risky, but I’d likely start him there too.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 40th homer.  Cruz is The HRobot.  If he’s on the field, he’s homering.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, and hitting everything he sees lately, which I believe was Jodeci lyrics.  Trumbo won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but only because he’s owned in too many leagues to qualify.

Alfredo Simon – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  Fun fact!  In South America, they play a form of Simon Says where they make people do things by waving guns.  It’s called, “Alfredo Simon Says.”

Abraham Almonte – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (4) and legs (5).  If you’re into our 16th president and canned fruit, Abraham Almonte is your man!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers.  Don’t look now, but he’s a huge final three weeks away from being worth exactly what you paid for him in the preseason.  Oh, sorry, Alfredo Simon says don’t look now!

Danny Salazar – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.57. He was a victim of a few well-timed hits and base on balls, but let’s save the victimization shtick for Dateline with their fantastic Keith Morrison voiceover, and, instead, dominant some starts.  I need you, man, and your strikeouts!

Corey Kluber – Will throw a bullpen session today, then the team will see how he feels on Saturday before saying when he will return.  Siri, set a reminder to check Kluber’s status on Saturday please.  “Grey, you have set a reminder to cosplay Crispus Attucks in the Florida Keys.”

 
  1. Slimbo says:
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    Would you drop Derek Holland or happ for khris Davis?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Slimbo: see below

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Depends on matchups…I’d hold Happ first in a vacuum

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Ice Cube: What’s the Happs on the craps?

    Me: He gets the Cubs and then @Col.

    Ice Cube: Craps indeed.

    Slimbo: Guess I’ll drop Happ.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: He’s @ LAD, not COL.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: My mistake, with Burnett back they may go six man. Would be foolish to mess with Happ’s rhythm, though. Locke has been bad since the break. They should skip him or just put him in the pen.

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Trumbo-Jodeci and Simon Says blurbs–haven’t seen back to back gems like that since the original Charlies Angels!

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Wow, you are really creative, you made something out of nothing. Only eight games on tap and two were rained out!!! Like if I were you, I would have just said, sorry folks there was no action so I’ll do an extra one on Monday. Thank God I’m not you.

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Washington Redskins lineman Richard Haynesworth was arrested on sexual abuse charges this past week after being accused of sliding a credit card through a woman’s cleavage. Is it just me or is EVERYONE stealing my moves?…Haynesworth was questioned by police after the incident. This is what he had to say:

    “I didn’t touch her.” stating later that “he didn’t even like black girls”, later telling a DC police detective, “I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girl friend. I couldn’t tell you the last time I dated a black girl.”

    We now go to our legal correspondent, Sad Bill Cosby. Bill, what have you got to say? Do you think this is a good defense, Sad Bill? (www.reactiongifs.com/cosby-no) Sad Bill Cosby everyone.’

    BONUS NORM MACDONALD quote of the day: (Bonus to motivate ballers everywhere)

    ‘Boy, them engagement rings they cost a lot. Like 1000 bucks, 2000 bucks, 3000 bucks (the repetition inspiring chuckles from the audience), something like that 4000 bucks. A big number divisible by 1000. You can get cheap ones too. I saw one for 20 bucks. What would you do with that, huh? Here you go honey. I love you a little bit. I’d get down on my knees, but it seems stupid for just a 20 buck engagement ring.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ha, thanks! The reaction GIF is the best

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man! Had to dig a little. My initial search in google of Bill Cosby Larry King Live was not enough. Kept getting that same episode where he describes giving girls a drop of Spanish fly in their coca cola and then they’re hot as hell. Then later I found the gif. It’s the one Norm used on the show, I think.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, good digging!

  5. Grey need some cater production, I own Castillio. would you grab anyone of these three to replace him..? Molina, S.Perez, or the kid from Boston. Not excited about either of the four

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Cater production? Like to host a church function? Perez

      • @Grey: interesting I’ve heard of this so called church place

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, haven’t heard of it

  6. Halp

    Mike HC says:
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    The cortisone brother jokes cracks me up every time, haha. Classic

  7. lb. sand says:
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    Drop Polanco to activate Dickerson?
    H2H pts

  8. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    I need to drop Wong, for Solarte or Wilmer Flores ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Depends on needs…Yangervis is slightly hotter right now

  9. Adam says:
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    Happ or Garcia for next week h2h playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Happ

  10. Robert says:
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    Do you trust Carlos Redondo for h2h playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Sounds like a beach bum…Depends on his matchup

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: stupid spell check

  11. CMUTimmah says:
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    I’m on BYE Right now… so I’m loving seeing Hamels and Buehrle pushed to next week (turning them into two start pitchers). However, Ihate that I have Hamels and Buehrle on my team… Hamels is killing me with the walks this year. Buehrle + Cortizone = terrifying.

    Ah well, the waiver wire is drier than an angry grandmother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Ha! Yeah, I’m concerned about them both

  12. chadaristic says:
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    Shit day for my team yesterday. The only players on my entire roster that actually had games yesterday were:

    Jake Arrieta – PPD
    Brett Gardner – PPD
    Andrew Miller – PPD
    Anthony RIzzo – PPD
    Hector Rondon – PPD

    Great timing for this type of anomaly to happen during the playoffs.

    Rain Gods + Fantasy Gods >>>>> me

    • chadaristic says:
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      @chadaristic:

      And my opponent had a full roster, hitting for 4 runs, 3 home runs and 8 rbi.

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @chadaristic:

        Hey, look at the bright side. You get a sweet, sweet doubleheader from the Cubs and Phillies today.

        For me, the rainouts are an excuse to start Baez over Rendon today.

  13. Sideshow says:
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    What do you think of Stroman? He is starting Sat.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Sideshow: Don’t start a pitcher coming off an injury.

  14. Julio Lugo's Butthole says:
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    I need some advice. This is my last start of the head to head playoffs. Tied in the W category and really need a W if I am going to win the match up or tie. My choices on my roster are: Matz & the Mets vs. Wisler and the Braves (SON 8.9)Lackey & the Cadrs vs. Lorenzen & the Reds (SON 8.1). Options on the wire include Gio at MIA Cosart (SON 9.6) Hendricks @ PHI Asher (SON 17.4)* I don’t really trust Hendricks but hey what do I know. Lastly a slew of Mariners pitchers vs. COL all of which SON loves ranking >12 throughout the weekend: Elias, Paxton and Walker. My gut tells me STL might be due for a win. What say you?

      • Julio Lugo's Butthole says:
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        @Grey: CORRECT..ONLY ONE. THANKS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. JoeG414 says:
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    Stream Wade Miley tonight @ TB Archer ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: Very risky, but can try if desperate

  16. Five-On-One says:
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    A couple of questions/comments:

    1) Grey says “…because you want hitters who play in Coors.” Myers only has 5 games next week (Wed-Wed), but 3 are in Coors? worth an add? Start over OZUNA or Bruce?

    2) Grey says “…because you want hitters who play in Coors.” And not pitchers, presumably. Happ will be in Coors next week. Drop? AJ gets 2 starts (vCUBS and @COL). Too risky? Sit?

    3) Grey says “… I form a prayer triangle with my dog, Ted.” Don’t you need three for a prayer triangle?

    That’s all for today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Sure, over Bruce 2) Don’t start borderline SPs in Coors, he’s borderline 3) I’m holding two of his paws

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Wait, that’s not a paw!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          I just spit-taked my lunch…HA!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hehe

            • JJ says:
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              @Grey: @Grey:
              nice. I appreciate when I’m reading to myself and i actually LOL

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Grey: @Five-On-One: @Grey: The Pirates play in COL Mon. 9/21 Not next week.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Now I’m confused

  17. Lincecuminmypanys says:
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    I come here for the stellar fantasy baseball analysis, but I STAY for the obscure American history references to 18th century shooting victims. Maybe we should call guys who can’t hit outside enclosed stadiums Teapot Domers?

    Moving on, I need one final streamer to pick with my last add in my H2H playoffs this week. Here’s the best of what’s available in my league according to the Stream-O-Nator. Who ya got?

    9/11 Peavy vs. SD
    9/12 Bauer vs. Detroit
    9/13 Paxton vs. Colorado
    9/13 Wada @ Philly

    Thanks!

  18. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    As some still out there, i’m looking for Lucroy’s replacement for this weekend, and perhaps a little beyond. How do you like more: Arencibia, Cervelli, Wieters, Montero or Castillo? Thanks for the help!

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    Khris Davis has saved my team this year after Stanton literally went down swingin’. He’s khrushed 12 homers in 34 games played for me. Didn’t know he had SAGNOF speed!

    I don’t like Kemp cuz he’s on my main rival for the title’s roster. The guy traded him in the beginning of the year for Blackmon, and then he later got Kemp back from the same team for some hamandegger that I can’t even remember now, and Kemp’s played well since.

    The other team made like then trades and I think he won maybe one of the trades.

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @papasmurf: I never got on the K-D bandwagon (to my own stupidity) but Davis is the George Springer that George Springer wanted to be. He’s been crazy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: I knew you were really Tom Petty!

  20. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    starting the first round of playoffs with an 8+ ERA and 1.7 WHIP after 4 days…that should rebound as nicely as VMART when he retires and ends up on Dancing with the Stars

  21. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Pat Burrell stat is depressing.

    Because Votto is going berzerk in the 2nd half, had to check out Bonds. At the freakin age of 39 he finished with an OPS of 1.422

  22. Scott says:
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    Hittertron liked Almonte yesterday, but instead I went with Gose and Bourn for SAGNOF. Ironic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, was gonna mention how much HT liked Almonte yesterday

  23. PED Inc says:
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    First week of my h2h points league playoffs this coming week. With Ryan Zimmerman riding the pine yet again am I crazy for getting the temptation for adding Gyorko and dropping Zimm?
    Gyorko has [email protected] and [email protected] Coors.

    Other options on the wire…
    Bradley Jr.
    Khris Davis
    Canha
    Trumbo
    Choo
    Gregory polanco

    Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc: Drop Zimm…Davis

  24. Julio Lugo's Butthole says:
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    Is Broxton the 8th inning guy in STL now?

  25. ashtray says:
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    Who’s the drop with Stroman coming off of the DL:

    Stroman
    Raisel Iglesias
    Nola
    Richards
    Carrasco
    Jaime Garcia
    Quintana
    Salazar
    Syndergaard

  26. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Cut Wong for Gyorko, Baez, Prado, Flores, or Lawrie? 12T H2H sitting in the bye prepping for the semis next week (believing in Gyorko scares the christmas bajeezus outta me but the Padres are in Coors next weekend to boot)

  27. jack florida says:
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    h2h 16 teams keeper league [18 keepers ]

    trade Teheran for ozuna?

    thanks for all the great info and humor.

  28. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    If I hold on to win my oldest league’s title this year I’ll have ONE person to thank – Bartolo freakin’ Colon!!!

    That fat bastard has been nails after streaming him three weeks ago.

    Endless thanks you beautiful, fat, forty-two year old, behind-the-back-running-off-the-diamond phuk!!!!

  29. booya says:
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    1) Vogt, Wellington, Swihart or Montero
    2) Baez, Russell or Lawrie
    3) Drop Erasmo, Teheran or Nelson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Swihart…Baez…Depends on matchups with SPs, likely Erasmo…

  30. Homerj24 says:
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    Kipnis or Odor ROS. Kipnis is hitting just 0.209 over the past month with virtually zero counting numbers. 5×5. We do use OBP instead of runs scored.

  31. PhilOssieB says:
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    Santana seems like an obvious stream tonight, but I also feel like I’m being set up. Start the Erv with confidence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why it’s obvious

      • PhilOssieB says:
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        @Grey: Cuz he pitched 2 gems in a row and he’s facing the White Sox — Tho I guess they’ve been producing more on offense of late. SON doesn’t like him either, so guess not so obvious.

        • Grey

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          I’d go with SON here

  32. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    H2H Standard, Plus Quality Starts. It is a keeper league, but the only guys I can’t drop are Kershaw, Harvey, Kluber, and Fernandez. I’m gearing up for the H2H playoffs which begin next week. Any advice on add/drops? Here is my staff:

    SP Kershaw
    SP Osuna
    SP Harvey
    SP Kluber
    SP Fernandez
    RP Wilhelmsen
    RP Jepsen
    P Melancon
    P Rodon
    BN Heaney
    BN Matz
    BN Severino
    BN Iglesias
    BN Stroman
    BN Kennedy

    Here are some of the top options in FA:
    Arodys Vizcaino
    AJ Burnett
    RA Dickey
    Heston
    Gallardo
    Jorge De La Rosa
    Millone

    • Elliot

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      @Elliot: Sorry, that’s Rondon, not Rodon. Rondon of the Hector variety.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The options on FA depend on matchups

      • Elliot

        Elliot says:
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        @Grey: So just stream? Who do you think I should cut to stream? I’m leaning Iglesias.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Raisel is cuttable, yes

  33. J-FOH says:
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    Stupid Holland. He fell victim to the 7th inning shat! It makes me wonder if the Rangers were better off with the Devils dandruff at the helm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I’ve learned nothing else from Narcos on Netflix, everything’s better with cocaine

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: what is it with the 7th inning? Seriously. They are down and facing the heart of the order. Take him out give them a different look. Holland ain’t Kershaw. FFS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, might be giving the Rangers too much credit, but maybe the bullpen was overworked, maybe they have a lot of games in a row, I don’t know…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’m a fantasy arm chair bench coach

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I need Nick the Dick, I’m trying to find a new album to listen to…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Czarface pt 2 or Ghostface 36 Seasons

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks, Nick! Exactly what I was looking for…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yup definitely takes a few listens at least to get the whole gist. The first album was his reign in the drug game and beef with a rival family, then went away for 36 seasons and is back and shits all different. I loooove Dogs of War too

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I didn’t love Homicide…There’s a new post

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s Czarface, “Every Hero…” name of album?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: yup Every Hero Needs a Villian

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cool, thanks!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: No doubt my man. Still want you to listen to Celph Titled ‘Nineteen Ninety Now’ also. Have those 3 on the list for when you need em.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice… Liking 36 Seasons so far…1st two songs at least…Love…Love DOn’t Live Here

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: 36 is so good, Ghost, Kool G and AZ? Yes, please…it is a sequel to another album but this one is much better than the first. I love Thin Line which is just some guy singing, but I love it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I was about to say, this album is great, and they have a 70s soul song in the middle!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yes! Hit me in the right spot!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Kool G in full effect!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Oh man, Kool G has never steered me wrong yet! I like how AZ plays a crooked cop the whole album too

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haven’t been able to follow the concept yet, just first listen… It’s catchy though, and I like it…Pieces of Puzzle is ridunk

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You know anything about Jay Rock?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I know about the dj and producer but nothing of the artist who ripped off other people’s name

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He was on Money Trees, it’s in the top 10 of iTunes for new hip hop

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I looked him up. I’ll ask my south central connect tonight

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I listened to the first 20 seconds of a few of his new songs, nothing grabbed me, but it was only 20 seconds

  34. Exile in Dixie says:
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    Remember when every Friday morning column would promise discussion of a player in the afternoon buy/sell column, and then would inform the reader, “no, YOU can’t wait!”? I miss that joke…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That joke is still there, on vacation this week

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: is that joke on the turnaround trip to Vegas with “and this is me quoting me”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  35. J-FOH says:
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    When I see Almont I think of this city by me called El Monte. When I was a kid, whenever my mom would see someone who parks their cars on the lawn she would say out loud, “where do these people think they live…El Monte” I would ask her, why do only people in El Monte park their cars on the lawn? She would respond with “it’s just a bunch if mexicans and white trash there and those people have no pride in their homes” When I got older and she would say that I would tell her that people in Baldwin Park do it too (her parents lived in Baldwin Park) and they have as many mexicans as El Monte. Her response, ” they must of moved here from El Mobte” wow that was a long unecessary story. Anythehoo….classic parental racism.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Nice… I wrote a script this summer where I had a goof that some guys were going to go into business paving front lawns into driveways so people wouldn’t be parking on their lawn…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: booya! I can be an unpaid advisor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love unpaid!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I love your bagel side

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s the levelheaded side, and cheap

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: wow. Maybe my grandfather was Jewish. He was pretty short

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  What was his nose like?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: bigger than average. Wideish.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wideish? More hookish is the stereotype

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: the noses get longer as they age, so hard to know. I thought the hook was because back in the day they would get beat up a lot for being Jewish, I need to meet some newer Jews

  36. Allan says:
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    Grey need to pick up a streamer for the weekend. Got it narrowed down to Fiers, Kennedy, or Bauer. Points league not categories. 2 points for K’s, 5 for win, 5 for QS.

    • Grey

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      I don’t know their matchups…

      • Allan says:
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        @Grey: Bauer vs. Det, Kennedy @SF, Fiers @ Angels.

        • Grey

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          Yuck, don’t like any… I’d go Bauer and pray

  37. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I have already consulted SON, but I wanted to also consult you and your glorious mustache…I am in a sizeable hole with 3 days left in a 16 team points league. My only chance at winning is to maximize my starts, but I also want to roll out the best possible starters that I can. I have 7 starts left and am planning on my big push on the last day. I need to save at least 1 start for Sunday.

    Do you like any of these for a desperation flyer:
    9/11- Wood @ ARI(Ray), Severino v. NYY (Price)
    9/12 – Stroman @NYY (Nova), Locke v MIL (Davies)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, Locke

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, homie. Is Wood droppable at this point to you? I could dump him today for the Wada @ PHI start coming up on 9/13.

        That move would put me in a good position to roll out 5 strong starts on Sunday…
        Schezer, Wada, Carrasco, Paxton, Corbin…

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Word. If I can somehow pull off this comeback, I will name my first child Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You better name your second Albright too

              • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                @Grey: No doubt, no doubt.

  38. JoeG414 says:
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    Who do you like better as an extra bat : Dom Santana or A.Almonte ?
    6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  39. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    bird or moreland going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  40. Christopher says:
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    Should I drop d peralta to activate Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  41. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Lucroy for Weiters, realmuto, Norris, or Cervelli? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  42. steven says:
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    Hey Grey. Good stuff, as always; thank you.

    I’m in my h2h playoffs (5×5, redraft, 20 player teams + 1 DL spot) in a battle for 1st place. With Frazier seemingly out of his second half funk, it presents a bit of a challenge as I have been starting the following:

    1B – Miggy
    3B – Sano
    UTIL – Encarnacion

    Would you cycle Frazier into this line-up yet? How would you base your decision? Hitter-Tron or Hot Schomotato?

    Thanks.
    Steven

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Frazier over Sano

  43. steven says:
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    cool. quiet in this blog today. guess people have moved over to fantasy football.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or eliminated

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        true

    • ERad says:
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      @steven: I’m still here!

  44. steven says:
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    Couple of injured SPs coming back this weekend.

    I realize that you don’t agree with the Marlins, but in my 5×5, h2h, redraft playoff matchup, would you start JoFer vs the Nationals on Saturday?

    Also, what’s your opinion on Matz at ATL tonight?

    SON likes both starts (i.e., >$8.0). I need wins, and strikeouts, which are only going to come by streaming SPs (for me).

    Steven

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Jo-Fer and Matz

      • steven says:
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        @Grey:

        Got it, thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. ashtray says:
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    How do you like Milone @ CWS tomorrow? Good start in a 12 teamer H2H? My ratios were already ruined by Garcia yesterday so it’s not like they can get much worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start if things can’t get worse, but I don’t like Milone

  46. steven says:
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    For this Sunday 9/13

    Start any or all of the following:

    Smyly vs BOS
    Leake vs SD
    Paxton vs COL

    SON has all of these starts >$14

    Wada @ PHI
    Corbin vs LAD

    SON has these starts >$8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all in some leagues, like the Smyly one the least

  47. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    Hey everybody, if you’re looking for a SS/3B for the next few days, check out Jed Lowrie

    In limited PAs this year, Lowrie has owned LHPs, with an elite 1.192 OPS against them. “OK” you say, expecting that I have some more information. I do.

    Beginning on Saturday, Houston faces five consecutive LHPs:
    Santiago (@LAA)
    Heaney (@LAA)
    Hamels (@TEX)
    Perez (@TEX)
    Holland (@TEX)

    then he faces RHP Colby Lewis on Thursday @TEX, so you get a full seven days out of him next week, and then he gets LHP Doubront at home on Friday next week. Six LHPs in a span of seven days, only one of whom is really good. Pick him up!

    BTW — those are all highly favorable hitting environments as well.

    for RH hitters:
    TEX — .719 OPS
    LAA — .753 OPS
    HOU — .726 OPS

    for reference, RH hitters OPS in
    Coors — .818 (#1)
    Rogers Centre — .770 (#2)
    Petco — .646 (#30)
    Turner — .653 (#29)

    • steven says:
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      @F.K.A. Ralph:

      Nice information (and post). thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff!

  48. steven says:
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    Also, do you trust Kluber coming off of his injury? He is scheduled to start on Monday 9/14 vs KC. SON has his start >$30, but I doubt that it factors the injury into this ranking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  49. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a league where wins are the most valuable right now, which two should i start?

    CMart – @mil, @chc
    Volquez – @cle, @det
    J Garcia – @mil
    T Ross – @ari

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CMart, Edinson…Pretty risky starts though

  50. Regan says:
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    Billy Hamilton #1 on the hittertron? Is that a joke or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guessing due to the possibility of steals

  51. Grey

    Grey says:
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  52. 'Topes says:
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    Should Zimmerman be dropped in a H2H league where playoffs in next week?

    Which 2 should I start this weekend: Porcello, Chacin, Iglesias, Kennedy, Desclafani

    Thanks Grey!!!

  53. Chezlow says:
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    Hey Grey,
    What do you think about both Walker (SEA) and Richards (LAA) head-to-head on 9/14 in SEA? Have both and SON likes Walker (15.1) and not Richards (-2.2).

    Safe to start both? Just one? None?

    Thanks!

  54. Grey

    Grey says:
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  55. DaddyO says:
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    hey Grey

    which 3 would you keep for 2016 and beyond from the following:

    CDavis 4th round
    Abreu 5th
    Frazier 6th
    Dickerson 15th
    Schwarber 22nd

  56. Grey

    Grey says:
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