Kevin Kiermaier might be my first sleeper of the 2017 fantasy baseball season.  The funny thing (completely and irrefutably not funny) is with fantasy football starting, fantasy basketball getting underway (don’t worry, I won’t clickbait you to death) and fantasy teams just falling out of contention, players that do well in September are often forgotten by next March even though they’re performing in the month closest to the next preseason. (Guys and five girl readers, if anyone says I don’t know the calendar, you tell them that is just inaccurate.  Grey knows the calendar very well.  Happy July 4th!)  Kiermaier has that potent mix that I crave so much.  No, not Russian dressing and relish, though that is delicious.  Your secret is safe with me, sauce!  Instead, I’m talking about a power and speed combo.  For 2017, it seems entirely possible that he gets to 25+ HRs and 30+ steals.  He’s only played in 91 games this year for 12 HRs, 18 SBs, and has a repeatable HR/FB%.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), with his walk rate trending up and speed, his average might be more like .275 in 2017 vs. .250 this year.  It’s not all yums ‘n roses with his Slash line.  He could be more Dexter Fowler (14-ish HRs, 17-20 SBs) than Correa.  That’s fine, because he’ll be drafted way closer, if not after Fowler.  As for why to grab him now?  He’s got five homers and six steals in the last ten days.  DUR!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Yasmani Grandal – Exhibit A on how y’all look at name value over anything else.  Yadier is owned in more leagues than Grandal.  In over 30% more leagues!  Yadier’s had a nice 2nd half with 5 homers, 19 RBIs and 19 runs.  Grandal’s 2nd half:  13 HRs, 27 RBIs and 25 runs in 30 less at-bats.  Sure, Yadier’s average is better, but you’re telling me that many people need more average?  Two extra singles a week doesn’t mean that much in a world where currency is wiped out by a hacker group and you wanna go to a strip club.  One last thing about ownership numbers at ESPN and why they are such a crock or suck a crotch, Anthony Rendon is owned in more leagues than Villar.  I’m sorry, what now?  Rendon hasn’t been bad, but Villar is the greatest of all-time and has been since April!  Yes, I realize greatest of all-time and ‘since April’ don’t completely jive, but I’m gonna jive you in the eyes with my fist if you think Rendon should be owned in more leagues than Villar.  I’m overheated!

Brandon Drury – I’m going to clerk with some attorneys that handle drunk driving cases and I’m going to tell the clients to just tell the judge, “I wasn’t drunk, I was saying the name Drury.  ”

Jose Peraza – He’s starting to cool off, but if I needed steals, I’d still grab him.  You need to be proactive.  Sorry, might’ve misspelled that, I meant your acne is getting worse and you need ProActiv.

Chris Owings – Has been hitting near-.400 in the month of September and Diamondbacks’ manager Chip Hale said, “My full name is not Chipotle.  Please stop asking me.”

Cesar Hernandez – Here is a video of me typing hot schmotato:    

The main takeaway from this video is I have Bela Lugosi fingers.

Yulieski Gurriel – I’m still dealing with seeing my fingers for the first time.  This is like when you hear your own voice.  Do you think the Movie Trailer Guy doesn’t enjoy his own voice?

Joey Wendle – Go ahead, Mr. Wendle!  Mr. Wendle, yeah!  Lord, Mr. Wendle!  If you didn’t know I was quoting Arrested Development, you’d think I was fornicating with someone named Mr. Wendle.

Jose Reyes – Did you hear how Reyes described his wife’s love for him?  He said she’s head over heels.

Ryon Healy – I’d like to hear Matthew McConaughey say this guy’s name.  Ryon, Ryon!

Roman Quinn – I nearly made Quinn the lede today, because I’m super jazzed about him, but I realized that it’s more for next year and he’s kinda just SAGNOF right now, so he’s Roman on the totem.

Freddy Galvis – I actually picked him up in one league yesterday.  I feel dirty like my keyboard.

Corey Dickerson – He has been hot schmotato’ing around recently, but this is more of a Hitter-Tron call, like when it calls the Pep Boys and asks to speak to the ‘sexiest muffler you can find.’

Steven Souza – If you grab him, you can blow your own horn.

Nick Markakis – How can you tell there’s not much time left?  When I’m telling you to pick up schmohawks like Fartkakis and throwing caution to the broke wind.

Ichiro Suzuki – So great, he only needs one name.  Also, doesn’t hurt that there’s never been another player with his name.

Jeremy Hellickson – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to Time Warner and asks if they can hold him while he listens to hold music.  So sad!

Taijuan Walker – If he didn’t look so terrific his last time out, it wouldn’t matter that the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, but it does and he was.

Andrew Bailey – I’m reminded of the song, Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch, from The O.C. soundtrack, Music from The O.C.  “In your SAGNOF, my salvation lies…”

Tyler Thornburg – Not entirely sure why he’s not owned in every league, but I’m still trying to figure out if it’s merely a coincidence a peace sign held sideways is a scissors or if there’s some deeper meaning.

Hunter Strickland – Looks to be in the lead for the Giants saves.  I wonder if Bochy thought about removing Casilla back in June but it took so damn long for thoughts to travel through his big freakin’ head.

SELL

Danny Salazar – Danny’s donny!  High five me!  C’mon!  It’s donny like done-y.  Still no?

Maikel Franco – Should’ve likely been dropped about five weeks ago, which is to say this is the kick in the pants he needs to get hot.  Unless he’s not wearing pants.  *thinking*  What exactly did my foot just kick?  That wasn’t an undercooked molten lava cake, was it?  Oh god!!!

Ben Zobrist – Has been hitting around .200 in the last month with two homers since the All-Star break.  To quote one of his wife’s Christian songs, “Jesus paid for your sins with cash, and you repay him with an IOU?  You need to go to a check cashing place and get right with the Lord.”

 

 
  1. Bill says:
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    Next week starters. Please rank:
    Anderson (-$12.6, -$0.4) – STL, @LAD
    Fiers ($1.8) – LAA
    Weaver (-$7.7) – @COL
    Shields ($8.1(!)) – @PHI

    SON got me nervous with these prices!… If Weaver can get through Coors, I like him as a 2-start SP in final week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all bad… I’d go Fiers

  2. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Is Starling Marte still a drop, or should I wait thru the weekend to see how he is? He’s supposed to be back today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you waited this long, may as well wait to see how he looks in his return

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: How about Gregory Polanco? Just checked his stats and he’s been below .200 for the past 2 weeks.

        Yeah, I’ve had the benefit of a fat 1st place lead and a bye so I haven’t had to worry too much about my team. First playoff game starts Monday though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: So my Playoff Roster is shaping up as:

            C- Grandal
            1B – Rizzo
            2B – Treat Turner
            3B – Frazier
            SS – Bogaerts
            OF – Buxton, Blackmon, Betts
            UTIL – Pence
            Bench – Polanco, Marte

            SP – Roark, Duffy, Alex Reyes, Hendricks
            RP – Colome, Diaz, Thornburg, Watson, Bailey, Kintzler

            Some moves I’m pondering on doing –

            1. Swap Kintzler for Maurer
            2. Toddfather has 1B eligibility now, which is why he’s still on my roster and he’s starting to hit a bit. In the event Rizzo is well rested the last 2 weeks, do I slide Toddfather in there and pick up Guerriel or Drury, or should I pick up a 1B and still drop Toddfather for one of these guys?

            1B availabe: Chris Carter, Solarte.

            Lots of different ways for me to approach this… not sure what I want to do.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. Meh 2. Okay, Drury, but Rizzo won’t sit out that much

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: So you think I should drop Toddfather for Drury or one of my OFs for Drury?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No, I don’t think you should

                  • William Hung says:
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                    @Grey: got it – standing pat with this funky bunch then.

  3. Racehorse says:
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    “Roman Quinn – … I’m super jazzed about him, but I realized that it’s more for next year”

    Do I drop Michael Saunders for RQ?

    It’s my dynasty team, and my outfielders currently are Duvall, Kermaier, Ozuna, JD Mart, Grichuk, Broxton … and have Raimel Tapia and Lewis Brinson stashed on my minor league roster.

    I’m worried Saunders won’t re-sign with Toronto and will end up in some spacious pitchers park again. And he’s been on my bench lately.

    Or should I look elsewhere on my roster to make room for RQ?

    Tanks! <– not misspelled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Grey: 16 team h2h

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that’s deep… Quinn should be owned, but not at the expense of Saunders

          • Racehorse says:
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            @Grey: many mangers like to stash prospects on their big club roster even though we also minor league rosters, it’s that type if league, haha ….

            My offense has carried me to the quarter finals despite to the detriment of my pitching (to embarressed to explain the early season gory details). I can’t really drop relief pitching because it’s a holds league too and I’m already down to 3 (Jansen, Ottavino, Mauricio Cabrerra – I usually carry 5 to stay competitive)…

            And my starting pitching is, and I try to keep 8 to stay competitive …

            DeGrom
            Carrasco
            Ordorizzi
            Junior Guerra
            Straily
            Zach Davies
            A.J. Griffin (who I traded Kluber from mid-season 2013 – I know, I know)
            Luis Perdomo

            Well, what do you think?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Griffin and Perdomo are garbage

          • Racehorse says:
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            @Grey: might as well round out my roster…
            C = Gattis
            1B = Gyorko, Pujols
            2B = Cano, Odor
            3B = Frazier, Healy
            SS = Reyes, Semien, Story

            I’m trying to find a spot for Quinn before someone catches on and snaps up Roman Quinn.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              None of your hitters

              • Racehorse says:
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                @Grey: just did the deed … Perdomo dropped, snapped up Roman Quinn …

                I’m going to name crowded offense “Hurricane Swarm’ because they rain homeruns like coconuts falling in a super typhoon.

                I like Perdomo … I like watching Padres games from my Middle America locale, and because of the overall dearth this season in starting pitching I thought I might have a diamond in the rough with Perdomo.

                Grey – thanks for tbe critical eye, thank you for your help. And I enjoy the hell out of Razzball.

                Edit: Keon Broxton left with an arm/wrist injury, damn … but now I have Mighty Mite = Roman Quinn !!!

                :wipes brow:

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, thanks!

  4. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey.

    I have a bye this week in my 12 team H2H league and looking at 2 start pitchers for next week. We have Wins as a category. Who do you like most from the below?

    AJ Cole (@ Miami, @ Pitt)
    Taijuan Walker (TOR, @ MIN)
    Robert Gsellman (ATL, PHI)
    Josh Tomlin (KC, CWS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman

      • Bostero111 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man! Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  5. abdoozy says:
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    You starting Fulmer today?
    SoN doesn’t care much for the matchup but he’s been solid so I’m torn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him, don’t love him today either

  6. Chad says:
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    Damn Grey, where you get yo nails did?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Titi, at Palm Springs Nails

  7. Huddy says:
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    Thanks for the read Grey, semi finals starting need 3 of 5 out of Kiermaier (3 NYY 3 BAL ) HPerez Broxton (3 PIT 3 CIN) Gurriel (3 @ OAK 4 LAA) Buxton (3 DET 3 SEA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier, Gurriel, Broxton

  8. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Stream-O-Nator likes Taijuan versus Toronto?

    That’s a bold pickup, but I guess it’s Monday, so you have time to overcome a poor showing in a weekly H2H.

  9. Scott says:
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    Looking ahead to tomorrow, I have to sit one of these OFs:

    Kiermaier vs. Tillman @Bal
    Duvall vs Williams/Taillon at Home
    Alex Dickerson vs. Jon Gray @Col
    Andrew Benintendi vs. Mitchell at Home
    Yasmani Tomas vs. Bud Norris at Home

    Which one do I sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  10. Huddy says:
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    Sorry last one, if Bregman out need SS:
    Didi, Semien, Galvis, ACabrera, Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  11. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Thanks for the share, a privilege!

    a. That’s a MacBook, right?

    b. Have ONLY four of your buys. Is that all right? Is that like 4/15=D-=0.7 GPA in a 12=team, RCL, 5X5, ESPN league?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I think so, that’s a Mac wireless keyboard, I have two monitors and my laptop shut… B. As long as they’re good ones!

  12. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Greatest lyric ever:

    A rat bit my sister, but whitey’s on the moon. GSH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  13. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Keon Broxton just crashed into the wall at Wrigley and his wrist looks fuct. Time to drop him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: with it being September, and if it’s serious, will the Brewers DL Broxton?

      I have Mallex Smith stashed in a DL slot (dynasty team), and despite suddenly not having Broxton it’d be nice to switch them … and not go into roster-lock-mode with Smith now being activated by the Braves.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Racehorse: Hmmmm I’m split on who I’d rather keep. I think Mallex has more upside long term

        • Racehorse says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: do you think the Brewers DL Broxton?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Racehorse: no

        • Racehorse says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: I ask that because sometimes teams seem to not DL players in September.

          Thanks again for the input!

  14. Luke says:
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    Do you like Drury or Healy in these final weeks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  15. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Was quite pleased when I dealt Abreu for Goldschmidt about 5-6 weeks ago…

    Since that trade, Abreu: .348, 27 R, 13 HR, 41 RBI in about 200 AB’s. In 380 AB’s while on my team, .276, 34 R, 11HR, 54 RBI.

    Meanwhile Goldschmidt has 4 HR’s while on my team…so from 1B I’ve had 17 HR’s this season. How sad is that?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  16. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    I was actually randomly looking at Kiermaier’s numbers last night and was thinking about what a prorated season would look like. One of the best things I saw was that he more than doubled his BB% this year (4% versus 10%) while maintaining the same K%(17%). Everything is trending up from better plate discipline, to harder hit rate, to more fly balls, and much improved performance against LHP (actually higher wRC+ against LHP this year than RHP). Could be a big sleeper next year…maybe next AJ Pollock with lesser BA?

    Now that my fantasy season is over, finally got caught up on some shows and watched the first three episodes of Atlanta. Soooo good. I’m a big fan of Donald Glover back from his Community days and his stand up. Has a real Louis CK feel to it (which I miss so much).

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Agree 100% on KK, think he’s a great buy for deep dynasty. Could be a big payoff next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Haven’t watched third episode yet of Atlanta but I liked the 1st two

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey:

        Absolutely no let down on the third episode. Love how many funny moments there are despite the fact it’s not a “comedy”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I wanna watch it, but Cougs is away this weekend, so I can’t watch without her

        • nick the dick says:
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          @bossmanjunior333: Dude, Atlanta is so my new favorite. So good. And if you miss the Louie feel, watch Better Things on FX. Louie produced, with Pamela from his show.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I liked Better Things 1st episode too

            • bossmanjunior333 says:
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              @Grey:

              Yeah watched second episode last night, she’s funny as shit.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice, will have to wait for Cougs on that too

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey:

        If you haven’t seen his stand up, it’s worth watching. He’s basically a black version of Chris Hardwick, not like his Atlanta character at all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, will look for it

  17. Bob says:
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    Broxton, Buxton or c dickerson for the next 2 weeks? Buxton hasn’t stolen a base and is still striking out a ton and hits 9th, which I guess is good if dozier is hitting behind him. Broxton has been good and stealing bases and has 3 games left at coors, but he also strikes out a ton. I need runs, sb without a brutal obp.

    I own peraza. He has cooled off but I like his 2b/ss/of eligibilty. He isn’t running though or scoring runs despite leading off. Would you rather have chris owings for 2 weeks?

    Last, which pitcher should I add: degrom, cobb or walker. I can’t aford any blow ups in whip and era. Era is more sensitive to bad outings. Cobb has a decent schedule. Walker has Toronto next, I’ll pass but his last two are decent. Degrom was dumped and if he gets thru sunday if he pitches, I think he gets the phils twice to close out the year. The mets need him, but he could easily do what cole did. Thanks

    • Bob says:
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      Broxton left game today with an injury. Not sure what it is

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Bob: wrist

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Done

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton… Owings…Walker

  18. Steve says:
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    Duda worth a speculative add for the last 2 weeks of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  19. Steve says:
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    Dahl battling fatigue… no Coors! Bah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  20. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    MIL should know that us Thornburg owners need our saves! Who cares if he pitched 1.1 IP yesterday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  21. Tracy says:
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    I am heading into the playoffs after a bye week. All Teams in 12-team H2H 5×5 leagues. I am looking at any final moves. You had suggested waiting until the last minute to see who is still hot. I appreciate any comments you might have. Thanks in advance.
    Team #1:
    Current Batters: Realmuto, W Myers, Cano, Villar, Tulowitzki, Polanco, Springer, Buxton, Braun, Donaldson
    Available: McCutchen, Reyes, K Calhoun, Solarte, Gyorko, Stanton; also Martin for Realmuto?
    Current Pitchers: Duffy, Maeda, C Mart, Taillon, plus Lugo and Smyly [streamers]; I have J Ross coming off DL-keep him or not?

    Team # 2:
    Current Batters: G Sanchez, Carter, Treat Urner, Villar, Bregman, Duvall, Buxton, Pence, AssCab, Nunez, R Martin
    Available: Granderson, C Gomez, Melky, T Shaw, Hernan Perez, K Broxton, Reyes, Peraza
    Current Pitchers: Fernandez, Sale, Kluber, Carrasco, Arrieta, Folty, Bundy and Smyly
    Available: Santana, Alex Reyes

    Team #3:
    Current Batters: Grandal, Goldschmidt, Kinsler, Bogaerts, Betts, H Perez, Villar, Marte, Piscotty, Bregman, and Dahl
    Available: Kiermaier, Dyson, Inciarte, Wong, G Sanchez, Gyorko, Reyes, AssCab,
    Current Pitchers: Lester, DeLeon, Fulmer, Gausman, Tallion, Duffy and Nova
    Available: Alex Reyes, Bauer, Santana, Ray

    Team #4:
    Current Batters: Realmuto, Miggy, H Perez, Bregman, Bogaerts, Polanco, JBJ, Moss, Villar, Cron, and Marte
    Available: Morales, Buxton, Kang, Inciarte, Lamb, Eaton, Reyes, AssCab, Broxton

    Team #5:
    Current Batters: Realmuto, Murphy, Jose Ramirez, Bregman, Villar, Bryant, Cespedes, Buxton, Hosmer, Correa, H Perez
    Available: Pence, Nunez, Solarte, Gurriel, Reyes, Broxton, Peraza, Piscotty, Gyorko,
    Current Pitchers: Porcello, Roark, Felix, Hendricks, Gausman, Hill, Duffy, and Syndergaard
    Available: Desclafani, Santana, Taillon, Paxton

    If I win any of the these, I owe you some trophies and a drink!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lose Ross…McCutchen, Martin over Realmuto, Buxton 2. Perez, Shaw over Martin and Nunez… Reyes over Bundy 3. Kiermaier, Sanchez, Reyes over…De leon, Dahl and Grandal 4. Morales over Moss 5. Gurriel over Perez

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. ferris says:
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    Like Matt Moore at home vs StL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  23. The Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Grey! Would you rank these streams Taillon @CIN, Tillman vTB, Liriano @laa, hellickson vMIA, Ross @ATL, de Leon @ari

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Halleickson, Taillon, Tillman

  24. JJ says:
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    What do I do with this bench?
    I have L.Cain, M.Sano, AJ Pollock and Y.Puig who are all DTD. I think that Sano, Puig and Pollock have a chance to come back and be useful but Cain seems like he’s done. Its a keeper league but we only keep 10. They are all potential keepers. Should I lose one of these bats for any of
    R.Healy
    S.Souza
    C.Carter
    Other problem is that I only have 5 pickups for the week and 1 left for this week that I was hoping to use on picking up a 2 start pitcher for next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold or use the move for a SP

  25. Shark says:
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    Looking to upgrade my UTIL spot going into the finals. I currently have Inciarte there. Looking for HR and OPS. Who’s the add for next week: Beltran, Chris Carter, Lamb, Grandal, Drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  26. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Giancarlo is starting tonight…worth adding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess

  27. Abe Froman says:
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    Assuming Bregman can’t go next week, which 2 of the following infielders do you like? Weekly hittertron isn’t working for me so don’t have $ values

    Drury (@SD3, @BAL3)
    Schoop (BOS4, ARI3)
    Aledmys Diaz (@COL3, @CHC3)
    Peraza (@CHC3, @MIL3)
    Owings (@SD3, @BAL3)
    Cron (@TEX3, @HOU4)
    Tim Anderson (@KC1, @PHI2, @CLE3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz, Schoop

  28. ashtray says:
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    I’ve rolled Polanco out there every damn day through his slump. Finally decide to roll the dice with Stanton instead and of course the dude homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s always th eway

  29. swaggerjackers says:
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    No love for Domingo Santana this week? Hitting .353 in the last week with a bomb, 3 runs and 3 RBIs.

    4 dingers and 2 steals in the last 2 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like him

  30. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Looking ahead to Sunday and hopefully I’ll still have a good lead after tomorrow but just to be prepared now, which starts should I definitely be using? I already own the guys marked with asterisks but if applicable I want to add someone else now too. Not too worried about the 4 SP a day limit either because De Leon needs a RP spot anyway and Duffy & Nova are RP eligible.

    9/18
    De Leon @ARI (20.2)*
    Duffy vs. CHA (11.8)*
    Ray vs. LAN (7.6)
    Nova @CIN (7.2)*
    Bauer vs. DET (5.6)
    Reyes @SF (-0.9)
    Cotton @TEX (-4.0)
    Asher vs. MIA (-8.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch any of these other guys, unless dire then Ray

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word I’ll add Ray just in case… and so you’d definitely start the guys I own already or only certain ones:

        De Leon @ARI (20.2)
        Duffy vs. CHA (11.8)
        Nova @CIN (7.2)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with the ones you have

  31. The Great Knoche says:
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    MOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  32. Rabbit says:
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    The main thing I took away from your typing video is that your bracket keys (i.e., [ and ] ) are really dirty. Like, over the top dirty. Like, Brittney Spears dirty. What have you been doing to them? They need a break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… I mentioned they were dirty in the Galvis blurb… They’re filthy!

  33. Nightmare says:
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    Man I’m in a close game with the championship next week. A pretty 500$ pot to be exact Greylord!
    Which hitter you like next week. Piscotty doesn’t know!!

    Just Dong ([email protected], 3vsKC) or Gurriel ([email protected], 4vs LAA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t, does he? JD

  34. Wilson. says:
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    Lower down WHIP now.
    However, Carrasco let me down in his last two starts.
    Should I start him tomorrow? vs DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • Wilson. says:
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        @Grey:
        Hope he will be good.

        How about DeSclafansi? Start him or not? vs PIT today. SON Gives him only $2.6

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  35. Alex says:
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    Replace Bregman with who? Wendle, Owings, Hardy.

    Chasing runs and OBP

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: or Scooter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wendle

  36. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP getting ready for next week.

    Trying to decide between a general hot-hand hitter who has average matchups or someone with a preferable matchup. Buxton would be my drop, if it matters.

    Kiermaier v. TB (3 RHP to start)
    Drury (@SD to start the week)
    Mazara (at home in Texas v. 3 bad Angels RHP). Mazara had a HR on Thursday, 2-for-4 yesterday.

    HIT recommends Mazara. Obviously it’s not really aware of the streaks the first two have been on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier

  37. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Best bet for a QS (ideally W too) and good ratios?

    -Hellickson v MIA/Urena ($7.5)
    – Miguel Gonzalez @KC/Vargas (slightly negative, but he’s been on a really long streak of QS, sub-3 era since ASB)
    – Colby Lewis v OAK/random bad pitcher (negative son, and oak is crushing lately…but Lewis has those random gems)
    – Reyes @SF (6 innings unlikely)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  38. William Hung says:
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    @grey: I currently have 6 OFs for 4 spots. Would you drop 1 for a streaming position?

    My entire outfield is currently: Betts, Polanco, Blackmon, Marte, Pence, and Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Buxton

  39. xdb says:
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    Drop anyone for these free agents
    R/2b/3b/hr/tb/avg/obs/net steals/steals

    Hardy, Domingo, Harrison, Markakis, Wendle, Reddick, Gennett, calhoun, shimpf, haniger, galvis, leonys, pagan, sean rod, ketel one

    C grandal
    1b belt
    2b schoop
    3b frazier
    if tea turner
    of trout, marte, grichuk, kepler
    util jd martinez, franco
    bench asdrubal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo over Asdrubal

  40. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Going with the catcher I know is playing today. So you think Severino’s line today will be 3/3 with a HR, or 2/3 with 2 HRs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 HRs, for sure

  41. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    For my 188th start:

    Ariel Miranda, Sea  vs Hou
    Wily Peralta, Mil  @ChC
    Matt Wisler, Atl  vs Wsh
    Kyle Gibson, Min  @NYM
    CC Sabathia, NYY  @Bos

    They’re all good choices, I know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be worse…Though, we’ll know more after I suppose

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, we always no more after. Just to be clear, I’m just using 1 of those as my last start.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @VinWins: Sometimes I even know more.

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @VinWins: Gibson’s Due!

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @The Great Knoche: You make a good point as well!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t ever go wrong with Miranda, except when you absolutely do go wrong with him

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Ok, that gives me something to think about. Miranda hasn’t given up a run in 2 starts, and these things always go in threes. Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Kiermairr @ Tillman ($17) or Reynolds at home v E-Jax (assuming Reynolds starting, $45)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier

  43. J-FOH says:
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    Watched a couple docs on Netflix last night. Los Punks and most of the Jake the Snake redemption. Los Punks had its moments and being from LA can appreciate how crazy these kids are.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe will check that out tonight… I watched docs last night on Netflix too… Extremis, which was 25 minutes and great… My Son is Jhadi, which was 45 mins and great, and We Are Legion, which was pretty whatever

  44. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Wow. Sanchez and the Treat again today. On 1 (1st place) team I’ve counted 21 HRs and 19 SBs with a .338 average from these 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  45. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, yahoo, roto, 5×5,
    we keep 5 players. coming into the season I kept Machado/Marte/Bumgarner/deGrom/Pederson.
    I have since traded Pederson.

    this is my team.
    CA- Rosario. 1B- PAlvarez. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- BMiller.
    OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Duvall. OF- Trumbo. UT- Healy.
    BN- Owings, Wendle, Quinn, Saladino. DL- Duda.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Carassco. RP- Britton. RP- Betances.
    P- Thornburg. P- JJohnson. P- Madson.
    BN- deGrom, Hendricks, Nova, Ray, Chatwood.

    would deGrom be a keeper for me? if not with him done for the season I can drop him for someone else to help.
    I’m thinking my keepers could be Machado, Marte, Bumgarner, Yelich, and maybe Trumbo?

    so it would be safe to drop deGrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him if someone could keep him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I see deGrom need surgery, yeah, you can drop him

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks, and now Carrasco with a broken hand too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  46. muskysmell says:
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    Welp, my lead has dwindled down to 15 because of shitheads like Arrieta and Gio today…

    Harper is also utter garbage….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds pretty safe still

  47. muskysmell says:
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    Would you start Khris Davis over Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never

  48. Joeg414 says:
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    Urena Ushit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  49. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Nice choices this morning Grey, Bell and Rodriguez 9/15, 6/2/4/0 (so far). Much better than some of my teams today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wish Darvish and Price didn’t look like they were facing those two guys though

  50. The JoGarza says:
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    SON is vibin’ Shields @ PHI ($8) and Smyly v. NYY ($12). We trusting these guys?

    Also, OBP league: Healy, Belt or Mazara for the next 4-5 days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Shields… I’d stream Smyly if I needed to… Healy

  51. Herschel says:
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    F Jon Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  52. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Not great choices, but for QS primarily (and ideally ratios), Colby Lewis in Texas v. Oakland (at least 5 er / game all week), CC @boston (total gut call), Wily Peralta (@chc, but possibly not all chic regulars), or Miranda v HOU?

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: PS, when after winning your regular season 36 points ahead of the next team, you are on pace to lose today in the semis to the 5th place team in H2H playoffs because of things like Carrasco breaking his hand after 2 pitches, Kershaw not getting to go 6 IP because of 2 back to back rain delays, and betances pitching his worst 0.1 IP ever, you just need to tip you hat and say that it’s not your year for playoffs finals…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good ol H2H

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Grey: you said it. Thanks for the rec.!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miranda

  53. Wilson. says:
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    Trust them to start for lower WHIP today?
    Nova @CIN $7.2
    De Leon @ARI $20.9

    Starts are running out so I need to use it effectively…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust them fully, but I would start them

      • Wilson. says:
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        @Grey: who comes first if need to pick one?

        • Wilson. says:
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          Nova or De Leon?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nova

  54. Bg says:
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    Time to drop starling marte or you think he will be back next week?
    Starting these guys?
    Tajuan vs Houston
    Chen @philly
    Tyler Anderson vs SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would drop him… Walker, Anderson

  55. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hard to believe Severino did nothing yesterday. I could have left my catcher slot empty and picked up Jon Gray! Crazy thing is, I picked up Bettis on a few teams because of Gray’s performance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and now the Padres are gonna be playing mad, which means they’re swing even worse and strikeout 18 times, you’re good, Vin!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: OK, then. I won’t even bother to check the stats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  56. Pete says:
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    I have one move left this week and one move next week if I win today in my h2h points playoffs. It’s pretty much even at the moment and I feel like it will come down to tonight’s game and I have Ortiz, Pedroia, and GarycSanchez and he had Betts and Bogarts.

    All that said, my real question is what to do with S Marte and Bregman, the latter who should be a good keeper, and whether I should drop one of them for a streamer for today, leaving my one move next week if I win for a a replacement bat or 2 start pitcher.

    Stream says grabbing Gibson at Mets (Ynoa) is my best option For today over Meyer, Suarez and Asher. So do I grab Gibson and drop Marte, Bregman (realizing I will have to decide whether to use my last move for a stream or replacement bat next week), or one of my other streamer level pitchers that would get me 10-12 points next eeek?

    Thanks fornyour help – complicated decision!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte is droppable if he’s not keepable for you or anyone in your league… Asher

  57. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!!! I’m going to win this week and I’m headed to the World Series next week!! Couple of questions for you

    1) grandal has a bum elbow that’s been bothering him. Drop him for Wieters 7 games all at Camden yards or stick with yasmani 6 games at home (you know he’ll sit 1-2 games)

    2. Matz potentially getting a start next week I read. Do u think that pushes Gsellman out of his two start week?

    3) current pitching for championship is
    Thor vsATL vs PHIL
    Pineda @TB, @TOR
    Gsellman vs ATL vs PHIL
    Arrieta vs STL
    Rich hill vs SF, vs COL

    Bench I have smyly vs NYY, nova vs WASH, Ervin Santana vs SEA. Any changes you’d make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Wieters 2. Prolly 3. Nova over Pineda… Or anyone on your bench over Pineda

  58. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Okay Grey this is it! Last day of matchup and I’m up by 72 and my opponent is starting the following against me:

    Stroman @LAA (8.9)
    Cashner @PHI (6.4)
    Bauer vs. DET (2.1)
    Asher vs. MIA (-11.6)

    So should I start all of these guys today or everyone except Ray?

    De Leon @ARI (20.9)
    Duffy vs. CHA (11.4)
    Ray vs. LAN (7.6)
    Nova @CIN (5.8)

    Also in order to start De Leon I need to bench one of:

    Osuna @LAA
    Robertson @KC
    Giles @SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, everyone but Ray… Robertson

  59. Joeg414 says:
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    C.Bettis home today vs SD ?

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      I’m going for it #

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  60. db says:
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    wendle vs peacock
    schimpf vs shipley
    leonys vs estrada
    pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schmipf

  61. The Hack says:
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    Is it just me or have we been tied in Wins for the last two weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels that way, right?

  62. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Welp, 4 years straight making the championship, and trying to make it 4 wins straight..

    My bats look like this so far: 12 team redraft H2H, standard 5×5 categories
    C: Gary Sanchez
    1B: E5
    2B: Murphy
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Khris Davis
    OF: Yasmany Tomas
    OF: Hernan Perez
    Util: Joey Votto
    Util: Keven Kiermaier
    Bench: Starling Marte

    Starling Marte kept my bench nice and warm this past week.. is it time to boot him? Ryon Healy and Drury are available..
    A) Do you drop Marte with waivers for both of them?
    B) Also, do you drop Hernan Perez (He’s been cold) for waivers for both of them as well?

    Thanks!
    -Greys #1 Fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yup, Healy first B) Yeah

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      Sean Rodriguez is also available.

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        Sorry to double post.

        how do you rank Sean Rodriguez with Ryon Healy and Drury for the final week?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d put Sean-Rod third

  63. db says:
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    gotta drop one schimpf, bour, jank, asdrubal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  64. db says:
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    Use my last add of the week for a streamer tuesday or drop one of these guys for a different hitter tomorrow

    added cats obs/ 3b/ net steals/ steals

    bour vs aj cole/ own
    jank vs shipley /own
    asdrubal vs blair/ own
    alonso vs peacock
    simmons vs perez
    leonys vs estrada
    dietrich vs aj cole
    benetendi @ bundy

    • db says:
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      @db: or drop nova who had a bad start today and gets washington next

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour for Simmons

      • db says:
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        @Grey: are you starting nova vs washington?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  65. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories
    Would you cut ties with Zobrist for Drury or Hernan Perez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Drury

  66. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Nice call on Miranda, Grey! Combining that with those Bettis numbers, I’m having a great day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  67. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. sagnof, quinn or time anderson?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quinn

  68. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h league

    On my roster:
    Nova home Was
    De Leon home Col
    Lugo home Phi

    Who do I grab below over my current SPs above? Do I lose all three? For which 3 below? Thanks homie made it to the Championship!

    FAs up for grabs:
    Miranda @Minn
    Walker @Tor, @Minn
    Rodon @KC , @CLE
    Gausman home Bos & DBacks
    Straily @Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose De Leon for Gausman

  69. Joeg414 says:
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    Batty Call for tomorrow-1b/3b , can’t start Belt vs Kershaw correct ?
    Y Alonso vs Peacock in Hou
    Marwin Gonzalez vs Cotton (who I’m thinking to stream ,should I ?)
    Gerardo Parra vs Martinez Cardinals in Col.
    ……There is no one else that I can see

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      My Bad, Batty Call can be any Pos .
      J.J. Hardy vs Porcello in Bal
      Mitch Haniger vs Clemens in SD
      Andrelton Simmons vs M.Perez in Tex
      Paulo Orlando vs Rodon in KC – Early Game
      Joey Wendle vs Peacock in Hou
      Hyun Soo Kim vs Porcello
      Marwin Gonzalez vs Cotton
      6X6 Roto
      I’m thinking Haniger, starting to show his power.

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Joeg414:
        Damn , Haniger picked up. **$$##@@

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haniger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt…Sure on Cotton

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        So, you would rather start Belt , I guess better than those choices ?
        Thanks Good Night.

  70. Mike says:
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    Is saying “bah-bah” (i.e. dropping) Lamb okay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

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