To paraphrase Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, “America has so many enemies:  Iran, Iraq, China, Mordor, Josh Tomlin in away games, Justin Upton, Melvin Upton for the last two months, Clint Hurdle, the people on Twitter that take a trending topic and attach linkbait, Giancarlo Stanton’s groin when its injured, but not at all when its healthy, anyone that gets Mookie Betts out the once-in-a-blue-moon when someone can get him out, Clint Hurdle again, anyone that doesn’t appreciate blue raspberry, undesirable immigrants, by which I mean everyone that came after Carlos Martinez.”  Yesterday, Carlos Martinez went 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners with 13 Ks to lower his ERA to 3.07.  Thank you, come again!  From last year to this year, C-Mart’s strikeout rate is down (9.2 to 7.8), his walk rate is unchanged, his velocity is virtually the same and his xFIP is up due to a lucky BABIP.  So, what does that mean for Carlos Martinez 2017?  Random prediction alert!  I won’t be enthused about drafting him again next year, but he’ll likely be a solid #2 fantasy starter, i.e., good in a pinch, but not exciting, i.e., convenience forever, freshness never!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Leake – Hit the DL with shingles.  Someone should put him on Redfin.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, and fifth homer in the last ten games.  Member way back on Friday when I told you to pick up Grichuk?  I’m a soothsayer, apparently.  A sayer of soothes.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4 and his 23rd homer, hitting .249.  Only thing missing from yesterday’s game from my latest Cardinal crushes, is a homer from Moss.  Today, I’m sure, I say based on nothing.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (6).  It’s a bit too early for a post-post-post-post-post-post-hype season from Wong.  More like a post-post-post-post-post-hype season.

Orlando Arcia – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  The only thing you can do, Arcia, is screw up your bargain-basement price for next season.  Don’t do that.

Zach Davies – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.07.  Davies reminds me a lot of his teammate, Chase Anderson, in that I don’t trust him at all and his team is garbage in an awful pitching park.

Jose De Leon – Struck out 13 guys in his last Triple-A start, but still not called up, because the Dodgers said, “If we call him up, he’ll immediately get injured.  We can’t win!”  Aw, they sound sad.

Clayton Kershaw – Could return after his simulated game today.  Those that own Kershaw will be praying that he returns and those that don’t own him will be praying he doesn’t return, so we’ll see who God loves more.

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  Gray’s sexy and risky, which is a helluva a combination in a blogger.  And a Rockies pitcher.

Billy Butler – Activated from the DL after being beat up by Valencia.  Hate to see next time Butler does something good, and someone goes to high five him.  Butler’s going to get whiplash from flinching.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .354.  Elias Sports Bureau said if Altuve wins the AL MVP, he’d be the first player to win the award and be smaller than the Heisman Trophy.

Joe Musgrove – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Guess who streamed him?  This guy with two thumbs…Wait a second, where’s my other thumb?!  Holy Christ–Oh, I had one hand in my pocket.  Cool, we’re cool.  I also dropped Musgrove right after yesterday’s game because the Stream-o-Nator said so.

Yulieski Gurriel – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .389.  I legit watched one at-bat, so the sample size is very small — that’s what she said derisively! — but Gurriel doesn’t look like a power hitter.

Sean Manaea – Left yesterday’s game with a sore back, hurting his right rhomboid.  That doesn’t sound like a stop sign.

Alex Cobb – Will return on Friday to start vs. the Blue Jays.  Cobb added, “I’m not chicken.  That’s Cobb salad.  You can’t believe how often I get those confused.”

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Yesterday, I said he was a hot schmotato.  Today, I’m pointing towards Yesterday Grey, motioning charades-style it ‘sounds like.’

Nick Franklin – 2-for-4, 1 run, and had a home run on Sunday.  Could be a light schmotato here, but if you have to pick up Franklin, I’m impressed more with your commitment than your ability to hide your desperation.

Koji Uehara – Hopes to return next Monday.  That’ll give the Red Sox five used-to-be-good-now-kinda-good-but-more-iffy relievers.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  I’m feeling something I haven’t felt in a long time.  See, I owned Betts in a league that ended on Sunday (I came in 2nd, yadda3, very bleh), so I have no more rooting interest in Betts.  Imagine it’s similar to people who own multiple teams and one of their teams is eliminated and they no longer have a particular player.  We should have a glossary term for this feeling of sudden indifference.  Please suggest in the comments.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  You, “Oh, so, I guess, um, yeah, should’ve owned Porcello all year.”

Travis Shaw – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .250.  Cool, awesome, adjective, where’s Moncada?!

Jake Thompson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.86.  (Watch this round peg in square hole segue.)  Thompson isn’t very good, but he’s young, and there’s more young people coming up when teams’ rosters expand on September 1st, and JB and Ralph talk about just that on the podcast coming later today.  Or earlier today, if you slept in.  You sleepy head!

Lucas Giolito – Optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse.  Orangemen were sorry to hear it.  Not Syracuse Orangemen, I mean Giolito’s family, bunch of sun-worshiping WOPs that are orange men.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  Has thrown more seven or more inning scoreless starts than anyone else in the majors this year at eight  Mr. Roark is also the only one to get rid of a tattoo with a potato sack.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer, hitting .251.  Old, uninteresting, not least bit exciting season for Werth.  Yet, he’s been way more valuable than Justin Upton (1-for-4, and his 18th homer).

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .192.  Home runs?  Saltymochachino usually gets foam runs!  High-five the crap out of me!  Right now!  That was good!

Cameron Maybin – Left yesterday’s game with a thumb injury.  Maybin would get hurt in a pillow factory wearing a sumo suit.

Tyler Saladino – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Yeah, there’s a lot of schmohawk in this guy, but maybe a little schmotato too.

Jefry Marte – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .254.  I’ve been real hesitant about saying Marte is a schmotato, because who the hell is adding Jefry to their fantasy team?  Do you people not have standards?

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Also, in this game, Kole Calhoun (3-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 13th homer; Albert Pujols (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 26th homer and C.J. Cron (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 12th homer.  They’re all owned everywhere, or should be, except Cron, who is a hot schmotato.  Go, Curtis Jackson Cron, it’s your birthday.

Matt Shoemaker – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  Angels jumped all over Dan Straily (2 2/3 IP, 7 ER) and The Cobbler cruised to a free room at the W on the Ivictory Coast.

Steven Matz – Will return on Thursday.  Said his throwing yesterday went off without any abnormal discomfort.  A ton of regular discomfort?  Oh sure!  But nothing abnormal for a Mets starter.

Jacob deGrom – Says he can make his next start on Friday.  Adding, “If the rest of my teammates will share our one good pitching arm.”

Asdrubal Cabrera – Out with a knee injury.  He was last week’s NL Player of the Week.  Hopefully he can make it to the ceremony that’s held at a Dunkin’ Donuts kiosk in LaGuardia.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-5, and his 27th homer, hitting .299. Totally decent season, so don’t take this the wrong way, but a 30-homer hitter, which Yoenis should be, gets boring for long stretches at a time and is still valuable.

Rafael Montero – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  A Montero hasn’t led to that many walks since the last person to own a Mitsubishi Montero.

Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Will someone please talk some sense into the Marlins and get them to shut down Fernandez?  Please.

Tyler Glasnow – Activated from the DL, but it was more of a team move, and he was not really activated.  Got that?  Yeah, it’s an O. Henry story, that’s right, now go take a nap.

Gerrit Cole – Hit the DL yesterday after I heavily inferred it the day before.  Let me know if you’re ever going for a job interview, I make a good inference.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Brocktune!

Josh Bell – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Yesterday’s Pirate game may not have gone 13 innings if C**nt Hurdle didn’t remove Bell in the 7th freakin’ inning.

Jake Arrieta – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Know how I know I’ve been blowing shizz out of proportion?  Because I’ve been saying for four months Arrieta doesn’t look right, and his ERA is still 2.84.

Jorge Soler – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  He should play in a domed stadium or Seattle, because Soler comes out about ten times a year.

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .292.  I bet the Rangers and Cards make the World Series, and Wainwright is pitching to Beltran in Game 7, when Wainwright breaks off a curve and buckles Beltran’s knees, then Wilmer Flores stands in the front row of the seats and cries.  This seems like a totally plausible prediction.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.01 vs. Yu Darvish – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.01.  Iwakuma has now lost to Tanaka and Darvish in back-to-back games.  In related news, the Japanese hotline 1-800-Hari-Kari is standing by for assistance.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.12.  Should start calling him “Except Michael Pineda.”  As in, a strikeout-to-walk ratio is an excellent way to understand how well a pitcher is doing, except Michael Pineda.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .288.  Yeah, yeah, but what about Gary Sanchez?!

Jose Bautista – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, hitting .229.  I’d love to hear what Whitey Herzog has to say about Bautista hitting leadoff.  He’d instruct Vince Coleman to throw a firecracker at him.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3 with his 34th homer, hitting .294.  Now has four homers in the last two games.  In 13 days he could pass 60 homers.   Prorating gone wrong.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.37.   Estrada’s done good enough, he should be able to make demands of Blue Jays’ broadcasters, like calling Estrada’s strikeouts ‘Ponch-outs.’

Adam Jones – Still out with his hamstring injury, but told reporters it felt much better.  And they said, “Then you can get the TV remote yourself.”

Jonathan Schoop – 0-for-4, hitting .279, as he hit leadoff with Jones out.  Before each game, I imagine Showalter saying, “I have no idea who to hit leadoff.  Or is it whom?”

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .264.  He had two hits in the previous week.  Hot schmotato?  Hardy?  Hardly.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  Chicken soup ‘n eye charts 4 the homies!  Sorry, I was confusing consummate4sight with the Jewish optometrist rap group, consomme4sight.

Danny Salazar – Left on paternity leave.  Whitey Ford must be appalled, back in his day, women gave birth to babies.  Not grown ass men!

 
  1. Bill says:
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    Whitey Ford still is alive and probably terribly scandalized.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Hahahahaha…Oops!

  2. muskysmell says:
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    I honestly thought Kris Bryant was basically peak-Troy Glaus incarnate. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine him hitting .305 with a .402 OBP with 4.5 weeks left in his second season. He seems to be improving at a month-to-month rate. Terrifying…

  3. Vansterdam says:
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    Dry root? Dry rot = decayed wood

    Long time reader first time commenter. Huge thank you from the cockles of my cockles Master Grey for the knowledge, wisdom, and belly chuckles you have so generously provided this and the previous 4 seasons. All 5 years in the playoffs thanks to you good sir. You are most definitely a sayer of soothes.

    Never stop never stopping,
    Van

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vansterdam: Thanks for the kind words! Thinking we can do better on the term…

  4. PhilOssieB says:
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    Dynasty points league. You like Teheran and Villar or Franco better next couple years?!

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up! Pulitzer prize in the fantasy baseball category!

    a. Gray is sexy, Grey is sexy…therefore Gray Grey is SUPER sexy!

    b. On ‘Kuma, Bushido!

    c. On the name, I have the problem because the one team where I was able to draft Mike Trout, I’m losing. Most likely will not qualify for the playoffs and I had Mike Trout on my team. So, the name…..Apathy Highway – I’m so apathetic about the name I gave myself a 3/10 after my subconscious brain gave it a 5/10!

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 30)

    Children eerily singing: Ring around the rosies ? ? Pocket full of posies ? ? Ashes, ashes ? ? We all fall down! ? ? Ring around the rosies ? ? Pocket full of posies ? ? Ashes, ashes ? ? We all fall down! ?
    Walter: Anything for Walter Simmons? Finally, that seminar membership I’ve been waiting for.
    Wolfe: How many, uh, uh, nerd clubs are you a member of?
    Walter: Would you like to get beat up?
    Wolfe: No.
    Jen the mail clerk: Simmons, Simmons, Yes Simmons.
    Walter: Thank you. Thank you.
    Wolfe: Did I get any mail, Jen?
    Jen the mail clerk: Maybe.
    Wolfe: Hey, Walter, what is this about?
    Walter: I don’t know.
    Wolfe: I got one just like it, though. They’re plastic transparencies.
    Walter: Looks like they’ve been cut up into pieces.
    Wolfe: That’s weird.
    Jen the mail clerk (to Boa Vista): I have one for you, as well.
    Wolfe: There’s no postmark or return address on this envelope.
    Walter: So these didn’t come through the post office.
    Wolfe: Hey, Jen, where’d you collect these?
    Jen the mail clerk: Pulled all of it from our box downstairs, just like I always do.
    Wolfe: Do you have any more like it in there?
    Jen the mail clerk: Uh, these are made out to Boa Vista and Cardoza.
    Children eerily singing: ? Ring around the rosies ? ? Pocket full of posies ? ? Ashes, ashes ? ? We all fall down.
    Wolfe: ? ? ? These here look like crosshairs from a rifle sight.
    BOA VISTA: Is this a real threat? That woman definitely looks like a target.
    Wolfe: This piece has the number 10 on it.
    Boa Vista: And this corner has 50.
    Horatio: ” What does that say? “Hamden Court. Read it left to right, you got an address: “5010 Hamden Court. I’m sending a unit out there right now.
    Children eerily singing: ? Ring around the rosies ? ? Pocket full of posies ? ? Ashes, ashes ? ? We all fall down! ?
    Horatio: There she is. Hiya, pal.
    Child named Daria: Hi.
    Horatio: Now, sweetheart, you’re okay now. You’re with us.
    Child named Daria: Mommy fell down.
    Horatio: What’s your name?
    Child named Daria: Daria.
    Horatio: Daria, I want you to come with me. And we’re gonna wait till Daddy comes home, (cue the queue of sunglasses) all right? ?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Making it up says:
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      @Ante GALIC: he laughed at one of his own jokes within his writing. that’s pulling a Matthew berry, so I hope he stops his Pulitzer Prize ways and acts himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yes! B. Haha C. Meh D. Nice!

  6. Alex says:
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    You like Tim Anderson over Peraza, since Peraza is contuzed in the face?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Yes Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with F

  7. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Indifference for players you drafted after the fantasy season…indrafterence

  8. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Two more weeks left in the regular season – sitting in 3rd , 4.5 GB out of first. I actually may have a shot of clinching if I dominate these next two weeks. Probably have more of a shot at the championship though. Anyways, I have Derek Holland sitting at the bottom of my rotation. Do you like Alex Cobb more than him? Standard 5×5 league 12 teams.

    Thanks!

    #1

  9. The Biz says:
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    Terminitis?

    Also, would you say JBJ and Ozuna are droppable at this point? Need production this month still and they ain’t doing it. Even picked up Sparkakis as he has a pulse again.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Biz: If its a redraft go with whoever is hot and don’t worry about drops on fringe players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Biz: Agree with F…Don’t love that term

  10. ziggaman730 says:
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    Plus 10 for the Vince Coleman fire cracker reference hahaha.

  11. danny almonte says:
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    Sup Grey
    For tomorrow, stream Finnegan @ LAA or Moore vs Dbacks?

  12. Packers says:
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    Well I won the scout league I participated in. I’m not sure on the payouts. Is scout going to let us know what option we want? I’m not sure what the $598 can be used for. Hopefully they email us. I like being done with a league early. Hopefully razzballl co-sponsers another league like this next year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: No problem, congrats! Give Scout a few days to get their ducks in a row, if you don’t hear anything, let me know and I’ll bother them, they might be menza stunod

  13. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    “A-Loofah”…wash away any interest in your players

  14. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I added Jefry only because of the one F and no E …The S.O.B. one upped me.

  15. Five-On-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 roto league. Care most about AVG, RBI and Runs.

    1) I picked up Zunino as my 2nd catcher, but now he is in a horrible slump (0-for-18 and counting). Please pick one: Zunino, ToJo, Castro, Wilson, Perez, Flowers, Avila, Montero.

    2) Pick 3 – Teoscar, Corey Dickerson, Saunders, Eaton, Schebler. [email protected] has Eaton in his top 100 hitters (none of the others), but I don’t know.

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Salvador Perez 2. Schebler, Dickerson, Eaton

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, the Perez is not Sally, but the guy on Cleveland. I should have specified.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Also, other OF options are Avisail Garcia, Hyun Soo Kim and Alex Gordon. Use any of them over Schebler, CDick or Eaton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  16. strolg says:
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    1. Cain…Splenda!
    2. Nice second in Scout. You had a good run.
    3. Cue the sunglasses
    4. Do you really drive an Eldorado? My last car was a 94. Great car.
    5. Indifference is a great Pearl Jam song, but i got no term for your lost Mookie love. Harry Carry would say “if his last name was Cookie, his name would be Mookie Cookie!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @strolg: 1. Ha! 2. Yeah, ol’ college try 3. Nice! 4. I wish! 5. Not feeling it, needs to be more generic

  17. bigbear says:
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    Looking for a streamer…

    Matt Moore vs Arizona
    Gio Gonzo @ Philly
    Or Wisler vs SD (if you’re into that kind of stuff)

    Much thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: I’m streaming Wisler

  18. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Last one….”A Shemp Job”…. temporary and easily forgotten

  19. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Yo brother, I’m in the final matchup of the regular season in a 12 team h2h league. Currently in 1st, but facing 2nd place and if I lose I could theoretically be bumped out of the bye week (#2 and #3 are hot on my heels).

    I’ve got 10 SP starts out of 12 left. Question: Do you start Paxton today vs Hamels, or do you stream Seth Lugo instead. Or, do you start neither and look to SON for better options later this week?

    My SPs are: Syndergaard, Darvish, Robbie Ray, Desclafani, Fiers, Musgrove, Bundy, Paxton, Skaggs, Gausmann (DL Kazmir and Tyson Ross).

    Also…should I drop any of the SPs currently rostered to open up streaming spots…currently holding Reddick as an extra bat from yesterday’s hittertron recommendation and could drop him to stream too.

    Thanks again! Going for 2 3peats and 1 ship in a new league. Razzball has been my guiding light and you are my Budha.

  20. Chad says:
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    Good work!
    In an 12h2h with BBs, pick 2
    Bell, yasmany, buxton, hernan
    Buttons not making contact the past week or so but.. Power in spurts, speed, and a LOT of walks. Idk.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chad: Yasmany, Perez

  21. JoeG414 says:
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    “Don’t run back inside, darlin’, you know just what I’m here for. So you’re scared and you’re thinkin’ we ain’t that young any more…Show a little faith! There’s magic in the night. You ain’t a beauty, but hey, you’re all right.”
    ? Bruce Springsteen

    One more time tonight at Met Life

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        8/23 and 8/25 . But , not tonight. :(

  22. Charles says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when a pitcher comes back out in the 7th+ and loses his QS? In a QS league it is maddening when the SP comes back out, walks a guy, gets pulled, and the bullpen allows the 4th run to score!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Nope, but I’m all ears

      • Benny Rodriguez says:
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        @Grey: Quality Shart

  23. Zach says:
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    Good morning. Schoop has been pretty bleh lately. Would you swap him out with Grichuck? I have Trea to fill in second. This is a 10 team h2h league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  24. Tiger's Pride says:
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    Morning!

    12tm h2h, 30 man rosters, +obp… With no real statistical or position need, which two would you rather have as bench bats?
    Schebler
    Franklin
    Judge
    Soler
    Anderson
    Peraza

    SoN seems to love Nolasco ($14.4) vs Cin tomorrow. Stream him or Wisler ($2.8) vs SD?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, Judge… Wisler

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: Thoughts on starting Alex Reyes Friday at Cin (should he get the start, as reported); SON is $11.1

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

  25. bigbear says:
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    The long goodbye… It was a movie back in the day. As Wikipedia quotes: “The Long Goodbye has been described as “a study of a moral and decent man cast adrift in a selfish, self-obsessed society where lives can be thrown away without a backward glance … and any notions of friendship and loyalty are meaningless.””

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’ll put it on the list to Rudy

  26. Benny Rodriguez says:
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    Best pitcher pickup for next week? It’s a points league with little downside for bad games, but quality starts and wins are ideal.

    Lugo @ CIN / @ ATL
    Wisler @ WAS / vs. NYM
    Cessa vs. TOR / vs. TB
    D. Norris @ CWS / vs. BAL

    I think Lugo has the best matchups but I’m personally intrigued by Cessa. I’d like to see how some of these guys do this week but it’s a competitive league and they may get scooped for this weeks matchups.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  27. AJ says:
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    Morning Grey, drop Ellsbury/Brad Miller for Tim Anderson/Schimpf? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  28. Shawn says:
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    Great job as always Grey.

    I have to make room for some pitchers coming off the DL. Who should I drop? (Keeper league, same price on all these players)

    Schoop, Duvall, Hernan Perez or Gurriel?

    Or is it whom should I drop? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! School, Gurriel… Honestly I don’t know

  29. Frank says:
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    Better stream tomorrow: Finnegan @ LAA or Weaver @ Mil?

    • Frank says:
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      @Frank: Another option is Colon vs Mia.

      I’m too god damn indecisive.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Colon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Finnegan

  30. Huddy says:
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    Thanks again Grey for making my mornings at work tolerable! Who do you like better as a bench bat/util option ROS…Judge, Bell (Pit), Gyorko, Gurriel, TAnderson, Jankowski…or none of these…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Bell

  31. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I’m going to call that the “Roy Orbison” and offer no explanation whatsoever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  32. the swinging says:
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    Cut saunders for dickerson?

    Ops league

    Other outfielders available are ender incite (but it’s 6×6 with ops), Andrew Toles (is he getting playing time), loonies chisenhall (Snooze fest) Adonis Garcia (nahh)

    Thoughts, comments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Ender

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey:
        Not worried about his ops dragging me down?

  33. Gigorilla says:
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    Grey – you are a Smoothsayer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So true

  34. Jon says:
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    Stream Bart at home vs Marlins or Wisler at home vs SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colon

  35. Jon says:
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    Better fo

  36. Corey says:
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    Have you ever noticed how objectively terrible the Yahoo Fantasy Baseball “advice” is?

    “James Shields gave up another 20 runs to the Reds last night. He’ll look to get back on track with a start against the Braves next week.”

    “With 30 home runs, the Red Sox will want to consider shutting Mookie Betts down early to preserve him for next year.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly I think they farm that shizz out to Rotowire

  37. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Current Grandal owner here -do I swap him out for Gattis or Contreras or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  38. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    How about either:

    a) Fan-nesia

    or

    b) Fant-nesia

    ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about them

  39. Scott says:
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    WHo should I start today?

    Tim Anderson (R) vs. Daniel Norris (L) in Detroit
    Jake Lamb (L) vs. Cueto (R) in SF

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Hittertron says Tim Anderson, and its not close. However, Lamb is 4/9 with a HR, 2 RBIs and a SB against Cueto this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  40. Chicken Dinner says:
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    The moment you become indifferent to the one you love=

    Wedding Day

    or

    When he doesn’t do it for you anymore you need Guyagra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’ll put it on the list

  41. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I pick up Tim Anderson and drop Billy Hamilton in roto? I’m battling it out in Average but currently leading by 15 in SB (I also own Trea Turner and Pollock). Billy seems to be reverting to his first-half self the past two weeks and has been chilling on my bench. Might Billy turn the speed back on over the final month to outperform Lil’ Tim?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try it

  42. Scott says:
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    Isn’t it funny at the start of the season that Kris Bryant was considered risky and Jose Abreu was considered safe? Makes you think, doesn’t it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  43. Jon says:
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    3b dilemma do I start Seager vs Hamels or Lamb vs Cueto .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  44. Scott says:
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    Schimpf or Saladino at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saladino

  45. knucks says:
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    Bummed about C-Seags wrist. Hope he’s gtg for Weds.

    The fact that it happened during a Coors series is a bummer. Then to compound it all, another bummer… my replacement for him (Peraza) is also now hurt. I’ll add Anderson and drop Peraza, per your/Jef’s advice above to someone.

    Going to listen to the Bum Bum Song to try to cheer me up. Just for the record, that is NOT a song performed by Phish or Sublime.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  46. Larry G. says:
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    Who wins this trade? Hernan Perez, Adam Duvall and Sam Dyson for Edwin Diaz and Rich Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Perez

      • Larry G. says:
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        I’m in need of pitchers. I’ve got the best hitting team in the league, but my top pitchers are guys like Stras, Matz, and Salazar. So more good arms the better

  47. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which of the following would you start tomorrow? (H2H with QS)

    Finnegan @ LAA
    Cessa @ KC
    Wisler vs. SD
    Garza vs. STL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisler

  48. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Season’s over. Time to swipe the ol’ FORGETit CARD

    0% interest

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’ll put it on the list

  49. Five-On-One says:
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    Use any of Avisail Garcia, Hyun Soo Kim and Alex Gordon over Schebler, CDick or Eaton? Most important categories are AVG, Runs and RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  50. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Dear Grey,

    First off, I like the stylish clothes you wear; I like the way you comb your hair. It’s just the little things you do.

    Second, I’m thinking about streaming McHugh vs. OAK (SoN 12.0), but he scares me. Any thoughts?

    Love yas!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love yas! I’d stream McHugh

  51. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Taking a shot on K-Pax tonight in Tex. Pray for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s risky as all get out

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yes I know this. But my 4 year old said she liked his name better than Daniel Norris, so here we are…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s between my advice and a 4 year old’s?!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Two things.

            1. Not just any 4 year old, I made this one.

            2. I actually forgot to mention it to you during the day and once I was home it was too late and my kid was the only one I could turn to!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. Should be a reason not to listen to the advice, unless we made the kid together or I am helping raise it

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: We could make the reboot to My Two Dads

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If you’re Reiser

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Why do you get to be the cool dad?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I called it first

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: That you did. Okay fine.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  52. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    H2H League, 12 teams mix
    For my only offensive bench and UTL spot, depending on the match up, I start Mazara or Brandon Moss.

    Would it be a good move to drop Mazara and add Josh Bell?

    Thanks for the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss… yeah Bell

  53. toneDEAF! says:
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    Want to stream a pitcher. Trying to make the playoffs… H2H points league.

    Here are some starts the SON likes. Would you stream any of these?

    Lugo vs MIA 7.2
    Nolasco vs CIN 14.4
    B. Norris vs SD 12.2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  54. Anderson says:
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    Start Tyler Anderson at Coors against the Dodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  55. IV says:
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    Term Suggestion: Fandone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, I’ll put it on the list

  56. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Which side? 20 teams
    Ichiro Suzuki RF | MIA
    Seung Hwan Oh RP | STL
    Hunter Pence RF | SF
    Hunter Strickland RP | SF
    Madison Bumgarner SP | SF
    OR…
    Jake Arrieta SP | CHC
    Paul Goldschmidt 1B | ARI
    Doug Fister SP | HOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  57. Jason says:
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    Start rich hill in Colorado against the Rockies?

    H2H match-up with stats – K/9 K/BB IP W QS ERA WHIP HRA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  58. nick the dick says:
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    You should actually hand-write this list of term suggestions and hand it to Rudy so he can have the satisfaction of a crumpling it into a ball with a shot at the nearest wastebasket before he makes up his own term or scraps the idea altogether #pupuchatterneverforget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #Pupuchattermatters

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: RIP Blandmaster Trash

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m Furious <5!

  59. Dry Lochte says:
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    Grey, you told me in the beginning of the year, that Porcello could be “comeback player of the year”, and not to be sad for having him on my roster. You called it, my friend! Thanks for convincing me not to drop him, he’s in the Cy Young convo for sure, cheers to you buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  60. Epitome of Hyperbole says:
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    Drop Robbie Ray or Dylan Bundy for Matt Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  61. chris says:
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    I read your fantasy blurbs everyday and never have i been nervous that you would bring up the crippling 2006 NLCS game. I still get nightmares!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  62. Scott says:
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    Would you rather have Cron or Carter right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  63. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey! Can you rank these guys …

    J Bell, Man Named Jedd, Moreland.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jedd, Bell

  64. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I just heard my all-star, possible ROY, SS Corey Seager, was hit in the hand yet again..I am gonna go to the rest of the Dodgers games, (kidding) this year and the next time someone hits my boy, I am gonna charge the mound!! HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  65. Garbage Day says:
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    One more. Dahl or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  66. The Great Knoche says:
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    Glossary Term:

    SeptApathy

    Example: Having Apathy toward a player in September you only own in the league you have 40pts in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll run it by Rudy bc I like the things you do

      • The great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Awe thx. You’re not to shabby yourself.

        You held on to 2nd huh? I took a nose dive last two weeks and dropped 13 points to finish in 5th in Scout.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I got 2nd, now to try and get the money from them shysters

  67. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Josh Bell or pedro Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – working on some OBP OPS league lineup tweaks for H2H playoffs. Would love your thoughts on how I can improve my offense…

    C – Grandal (next best C on waivers: B. McCann; Wieters)
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Dee
    SS – Segura (also 2b elig)
    3B – Bryant
    OF – Trout
    OF – Springer
    OF – Bautista
    UTL – Votto
    Bench Bats: Bregman (SS/3B); Billy Hamilton (OF)

    1. With Hamilton as my “push for SBs” guys, should I consider dropping Dee if he continues to slump…his OBP and OPS are always bad, and his SB production has been a bit underwhelming. If I drop Dee, I would probably drop to one bench bat and slot Segura to 2B + Breg to SS, then add more pitching Urias/Musgrove/J Ross [cue music!]/streamer slot/4th closer like Thornburg or Ottavino.

    2. Any other improvements? OBP succubus Frazier is on the wire, as are Gyorko, Schimpf, Didi, etc., but I feel like it would be very tough to bench any of my 3B-OF guys (except interchanging Springer/Bats for Hamilton when going for SB).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, Urias 2. You’re not benching anyone you have for any of those guys

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Do you see Urias finally being left alone and in the rotation for ROS even when Kershaw hopefully comes back?

        Agreed. I feel like if I have more than 1 bench bat I will end up overthinking daily lineups.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do you have a moves limit?

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Yes but it’s pretty liberal. 5 per week. I have a first round bye, so first matchup for me is semifinals, beginning 9/12, so I can tweak until then and then would ideally be using those moves for streamers / Thursday off day batty calls only.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, I’d hold for now

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Grey: Thanks. Sounds good. I would be kicking myself if I dropped Dee, only to see him go on a mid-late Sept. tear. Hopefully the ~.400 OBPs from my big bats will balance out his own meh-ness.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Re: the above I should also say that Devon Travis is on the wire. Not sure if he beats out Bregman…(Devon would go to 2B and Segura would be SS).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He doesn’t

  69. Count de Monetball says:
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    Glossary term for this feeling of sudden indifference – Ex-stoic

    Sentence
    Mookie Betts went 4 for 2 with four home runs (is that possible, maybe for Mookie this year), but my season is over so I am feeling ex-stoic, while earlier in the season I was feeling ecstatic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  70. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    I can use as much offense as I can get mostly RBI’s and HR”S
    would you drop Alex Gordon for either ( he was great but cooling off)
    Grichuk, , Gyorko, Schebler or Bell
    Thanks Pal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  71. TonyMush says:
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    Is JBJ droppable in a 12 man 6keeper league? Currently sitting in 1st with a .5 game lead and my pitching is underwhelming at times. Currently have 4 keepers in mind for next year (Rizzo, blackmon, Correa, polanco and maybe Yelich)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. jb says:
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    Kicking-myself-in-the-ass-grade amnesia is when I dropped a player or made a bad trade for a player I want back and need to move on. For indifference, one can have too good of a team so dropping a Mookie Betts is stinking rich indifference. For other reasons it’s droppable indifference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  73. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Lamb or the Toddfather for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool… Frazier or Franco?

        Thanks!… done, I promise. =D

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier

  74. CMUTimmah says:
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    Big game out of a guy that doesn’t matter anymore:

    Unaccounted Bore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  75. Justin says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks as always for your time and write-ups.

    Currently using Bregman and Russell in my Util spot (with H. Perez rotating in from time to time). Would you drop Russell or Perez for Cron or Bell? Would it matter if its OBP league (H2H) given Bell’s current walk rate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  76. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: You and Big Magoo need to duke it out in a no holds bar cage match to see who is right about Alex Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t like him?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Nope – had him noted as TRASH in his post

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, he must have his reasons

  77. Doc says:
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    Sudden Indifference: Forked
    As in I already stuck a fork in it, and I don’t forking care anymore

    Is Heyward gonna be worth adding RoS, 8 game hitting streak of soft grounders? or Gyorko better? I’m thinking to replace K Broxton if he keeps sitting, 2 moves left for next 2 weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I like forked, I’ll put it on the list… I’d go Gyorko

  78. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h

    would you rather start robbie ray @ SF or matt moore home Dbacks?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  79. muskysmell says:
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    I got it:
    POST COITAL BLUES!

    I know y’all know that feeling of indifference when you’ve just done the deed!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s not bad, I’ll put it on the list

  80. John says:
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    Meh-Inspiring

  81. jon says:
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    I have the following closers and can only keep one for14 team Roto Keeper ks k/9 svs

    Robertson
    Edwin DIaz
    Cody Allen
    Sam DYson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  82. Scott says:
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    Jarrod Dyson sighting! Leading off for the Royals tonight.
    I don’t get it. He rarely starts, and then he’s batting leadoff?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  83. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Once upon a time, in April, I would be so excited to see Delino Deshields leading off . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  84. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    It’s the home stretch Grey!

    Last week of the regular season and if I win my H2H matchup I take 1st place. Trying to play the streamers right without overdoing it, as I already have 20 innings / 2.18 / 1.06 from last night.

    I’m looking at the following for tomorrow:
    Kennedy NYY 9.6
    Ray @SF 9.4
    Moore ARI 6.1

    1. Which 2 do you like best?
    2. Worth dropping Shoemaker (with the hope to pick him back up for Sunday @ SEA) in order to start all 3 tomorrow, or just stick w/ 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Moore 2. Sure

  85. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Am I crazy to want Hernan Perez in a keeper league over OZUNA for 2017, all else equal? Love Ozuna, but he’s been ice cold all ASB and his first half surge seems BABIP-fueled. Perez, meanwhile, has done nothing but hit + shown power and speed without a crazy BABIP and a 14-15% HR/FB.

  86. Scott says:
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    Alex Dickerson (L) vs. Teheran in ATL
    or
    Odubel Herrera (L) vs. Scherzer at Home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  87. jon says:
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    Ray scratched tomorrow… Shelby Miller to start

    • jon says:
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      @jon:

      Think Miller ever gets it together?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

    • Jackie Treehorn says:
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      Where are you seeing that? Can’t find anything..

      • jon says:
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        @Jackie Treehorn:

        RotoBaller… Im cheating on Razzballl lol

  88. dem ribbies says:
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    Heads up, B.Moss not in lineup tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  89. dem ribbies says:
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    Dahl vs Rich Hill
    or
    Pollock vs Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  90. dem ribbies says:
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    Jeez, Matz scratched for Thu too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising

  91. jb says:
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    I’ve never had post coital blues (STD?), but Forked sounds pretty good. How about Borked along those lines. Borked indifference. I get rejected by urbandictionary so prolly not good at this. Last one was boo-ring as something so boring that people “boo.” I’ll go crawl back under my rock now ha ha.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @jb: I was thinking beau-ring.

      Was once your beau but now he’s just beau-ring.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s confusing, sounds like an engagement ring

  92. dem ribbies says:
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    DET sent Boyd down to AAA. Any chance he’s still on track for the Sunday start @ KC? (rosters expand Thursday, right?)

    I know you wouldn’t start him, I’m just looking for K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’ll likely still start

  93. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    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)

    Ah Grey don’t kill me because I know asked Sunday but some of my planned starts got picked up/ scratched and there’s been guys dropped so I need a new set of the 10 best starts out of the following! Gotta win this week to lock up first and I’m already down by 25 after day 1 because despite Musgrove keeping pace with my opponent’s C-Mart, he also got lucky with a 20 pt performance from J. Gray yesterday!?

    The guys with asterisks were my originally planned starts!

    8/30 (4 start max)
    McHugh vs. OAK (12.0)*
    Eickhoff vs. WAS (-3.9)
    Paxton @TEX (-5.7)
    Volquez vs. NYA (-7.4)
    T. Anderson vs. LAN (-17.0)

    8/31
    Fiers vs. OAK (11.0)*
    L. Weaver @MIL (11.5)
    Phelps @NYN (4.3)*

    8/1
    E. Santana vs. CHA (-0.3)

    8/2 (4 start max)
    Carrasco vs. MIA (25.2)*
    Taillon vs. MIL (25.0)*
    Price @OAK (15.9)*
    Reyes @CIN (11.0)
    Walker vs. LAA (7.1)
    Rodon @MIN (-3.5)
    Duffy vs. DET (-1.1)

    8/3 (4 start max)
    Urias vs. SD (24.1)*
    Nova vs. MIL (14.8)
    Salazar vs. MIA (14.2)*
    Gausman vs. NYA (13.5)
    Ventura vs. DET (-3.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh vs. OAK (12.0)*
      Fiers vs. OAK (11.0)*
      Phelps @NYN (4.3)*
      Carrasco vs. MIA (25.2)*
      Taillon vs. MIL (25.0)*
      Price @OAK (15.9)*
      Urias vs. SD (24.1)*
      Nova vs. MIL (14.8)
      Salazar vs. MIA (14.2)*
      Gausman vs. NYA (13.5)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! Now it’s almost time to draft my RCL fantasy football squad!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Also, Gausman/Nova have to pass waivers tomorrow… figure now’s the time I should probably use my 6th waiver priority on one of them right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, go for it

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Who should I prioritize first? they both worth the claim?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nova first

  94. dem ribbies says:
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    Chris Davis vs LHP Happ
    or
    Pollock vs RHP Cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry cuz, would’ve said Davis

  95. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) 10 team h2h OBP with limited moves (roughly 10-12 left), right now I have Sano and Franco splitting time at 3B and UTL/BN. Neither really seems hot enough for me to roll with them everyday. Would you continue to hold both or drop one for Bregman, K Davis, Tomas, Broxton, Moss, Grichuk.

    2) With Matz scratched, I need a starter I can pick up for a couple/few starts (again.. limited moves) Who is the best of the bunch over the next two weeks.

    Urias SD, @MIA
    Phelps NYM, @CIN, @ATL
    Guerra @PIT, CHC
    Walker LAA, TEX
    Reyes @CIN, @PIT
    Nova MIL, CIN
    Finnigan @LAA, NYM, PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2.Phelps, Nova

  96. Alex says:
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    Needing runs and OBP. Would you drop D. Travis for Bell?

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: or I could drop Toles, but I’m kind of curious to see how he pans out this week.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop toles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. crushbombs says:
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    Grey have you seen The Night Of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watched it, I loved parts, but I felt like the finale was rushed and bit convenient, did like the character stuff in it though with Naz

      • crushbombs says:
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        @Grey: agreed. im so behind, ray, latest shamelsss, vice principals, that new westworld looks amazing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah, Vice Principals, damn, totally forgot about that show, kinda says a lot about the show

  98. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    what the, pedro is starting vs a lefty and he’s been on base 3/4 times! bizarro world today, how glad i set lineups in advance everywhere knowing pedro was playing a lefty today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  99. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GRREEEEY

    12 TM AL only dynasty (i’m fighting for first place here – need HR and sB)

    tomorrow’s the trade deadline

    Should I give up:
    Castellanos (3 yrs left)
    Benintendi (5 yrs left)
    Bradley Zimmer (5 yrs left)

    for
    George Spring (3 yrs left)
    Melvin Upton (who cares)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  100. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, now it’s just getting to be teasing us kelvin owners when the wade blurbs keep saying “KC hasn’t released whether or not wade gets his job back or not”. this is probably even MORE annoying for wade owners, i am not, as he cost far too much in drafts this year. it is odd i don’t have him in any dynasties though. i want to be able to either keep herrera in saves only leagues and drop other players OR drop herrera, and i want this info fast. all these constant non-update updates are not cool.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: and since we aren’t talking about closers for ATL/ARI/SD with good stats, KC has suddenly decided to almost everyday win games. i wouldn’t fret too much if this shit was hanging over j.johnson/maurer (even if those had kelvin’s ratios)

  101. The Harrow says:
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    uh oh, melky went out with “dehydration”. if other teams are using the codebook of LAA, this means he has torn elbow ligaments.

  102. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Trea Turner is sitting out today. Good old Dusty. He knows you’ve gotta rest these 23-year-old men a lot. They tire easy. Here’s hoping Trea can catch his breath enough to play tomorrow.

    Oh wait… THE NATS ARE OFF TOMORROW!!!

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