The Cardinals never not produce prospects out of nowhere.  Double negatives don’t not be damned.  Or is that be damned?  There’s likely hundreds if not thousands (maybe five or six) prospects that have come out of nowhere for the Cardinals.  The big one I can think of is Albert Pujols.  Pujols was originally signed as the 402nd pick overall and turned down an offer of $10,000 to play instead in the National Baseball Congress, against Dick Gephardt and Nancy Pelosi.  Finally, he signed with the Cardinals when no one else wanted him.  We know how that turned out.  Jason Motte was a 19th round selection in 2003, and he was still closing games this year (though for the Cubs).  In 2001, the Cards drafted a little known shortstop, Michael J. Fox, in the last round and he had a fine career in sitcoms and starring film roles.  So, Thomas Pham was drafted in the 16th round of 2006 and came up with little fanfare.  “Little fanfare?”  No way, this is St. Louis baseball, we have the best fans yadda whatever!  Pham was considered a fringe prospect at best and a Thai beef salad at worst.  Could’ve Pham just got lost in the shuffle?  In 2014, he had 10 HRs, 20 SBs, hitting .324 in Triple-A.  Then, with no room to play in the majors, he went back to Triple-A this year and hit 6 HRs with 9 SBs and a .327 average in 48 games.  He’s likely more interesting in fantasy than real baseball, but, guess what, you numbnuts, we’re talking about fantasy.  For 2016 fantasy baseball, I could see him being a 14 HR, 25 SB, .280 hitter, who gets a huge boost if he stays at the top of the order as he’s been doing thus far.  For right now, Pham’s hitting near-.400 in the last week, and taking this back to the beginning with Pujols, he’s in the two-hole with his Phamy jewels.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

J.T. Realmuto – This is funny (not funny in the least).  I went looking for a catcher to stream and saw Realmuto was hitting well, so I was like, “Okay, I’ll grab him.  Dot dot dot.  If he’s starting today.  Let’s wait to see.”  I dot dot dot’d Realmuto on a short schedule day, so obviously he’s not a terrific option, but he has been hitting a little.

Greg Bird – You know what would be awesome?  If every time Bird came up to bat, the drummer from Birdman played in the first row.

Travis Shaw – You know what would be awesome?  If every time Shaw came up to bat, Meg White played the drums in the first row.  Ya know, cause.

Justin Bour – Today will go down in history as the greatest day ever to pick up a free agent 1st baseman.  .07% better than July 17th, 2004.

Steve Pearce – All of these 1st basemen free agents have me slamming my hand against the shower wall like I’m Ray Liotta in Goodfellas.

Mitch Moreland – I could make a whole team of just 1st basemen (with Goldy and Edwin and Rizzo and, okay, some of these waiver guys too).

Eddie Rosario – Well, we had some corner men at least.  2nd base pickups are barren like my Cougar’s– Need for a better man.  What did you think I was going to say?  C’mon!

Jed Lowrie – Been hot schmotato’ing a little something, though not sure if the emphasis is on little or something.

Jedd Gyorko – If the next name on this list is Jeddd, the universe will collapse on itself and the Mayans will be right to have sold all of their possessions on eBay at a deep discount.

Erick Aybar – Has been leading off and hitting, which is more than I can say for you.  Sorry to make it personal.

Khris Davis – He has 17 homers in the 2nd half, the eighth most in the majors, tied with Edwin Encarnacion, and two homers in front of Bryce Harper.  Davis is also owned in only 43% of leagues.  Oh. *leaves to have car washed, gets to car wash and it starts raining, heads home, waits three days, heads back to the car wash, has car washed*  Kay.

Angel Pagan – I grabbed Angel in one league where I need steals and a miracle.  Figured I covered both with one pick up.

Domingo Santana – I just thought of something that’s tangentially related (like 98% of everything I write).  Could fantasy baseballers (<– my mom’s term!) be taking so long to grab Davis and Domingo because they play on a bad team?  Guys and five girl readers, the Brewers are awful.  Their pitching.  They also play in a great hitters’ park.  *checking Brewers schedule*  Okay, so they’re not home anymore, but Sunday Santana and Davis have still been hitting.

Ender Inciarte – This is interesting (kinda interesting in how uninteresting it is), Ender is owned in 48% of ESPN leagues.  He’s owned in 87% of Razzball leagues.  So, I’m preaching to the choir on owning Ender with Kirk Cameron yelling amen.

Andrew Heaney – These are straight Stream-o-Nator picks like when the Stream-o-Nator picks up Hitter-Tron from a night in the drunk tank.

Kris Medlen – Okay, not straight SON picks.  Medlen gets a bad dollar value for his Saturday start, but I could see still streaming him.  For at least a win, which is not the same as for the win!

Roenis Elias – Jumping to Monday for this streamer, because Sunday is a mess for streamers.  If you’re desperate on Sunday, I’d go Chacin in Petco, but you might also be chasin’ that with a bottle of whiskey.

Jake Peavy – I’d start him every time at home, and he gets the Dodgers at home on Monday.  The Dodgers hitting doesn’t really scare me, especially not with Mattingly managing them.  “Rollins brings two gimpy legs, diminishing skills and experience that Seager can’t begin to understand.”

Kevin Jepsen – There’s a chance Jepsen could see saves until the end of the year with Perkins looking a bit wonky.  There’s also a chance Jepsen doesn’t see another save.

Darren O’Day – If you needed saves, then O’Happy Day… *pulls out Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart-style megaphone*  RIGHT?!

Neftali Feliz – If you need saves and grab O’Day and Neftali, then O’Feliz Day…*pulls out…*  Hey, anyone see my megaphone?  I just had it.  Also, in Detroit, Alex Wilson might get saves, so act accordingly like Lawrence Welk.

SELL

Any Starter That Doesn’t Have A Good Final Matchup – Don’t do a “Find” on your team page for “Any Starter That.”  He’s not an actual player.  This is self-explanatory.  There’s no time left in the season to be waiting on a guy that gets, say, the Blue Jays next.  I’d even look at cutting top arms after their next to last start if they’re headed to the playoffs.  Greinke, for unstints (that’s how I spell it now), could only go a few innings in his final start.  Or get skipped completely.  Gerrit Cole may pitch a full game tonight, but then only three innings in his final start.  You, more or less, need to think of every pitcher as a streamer from here until the end.

Any Hitter That Is Cold Or Day-To-Day With An Injury – The Astros are saying Carlos Gomez is going to return.  Swell, but you’re goofy in the coconut if you’re waiting around for him.  Matt Holliday’s back, which is the start of every article ever written about him since it pertains to him returning from injury or his sore back.  It’s all good, KMD’s Mr. Hood, but you can drop him.  There’s no time to be waiting around for cold hitters either.  Kipnis sure had a great 1st half.  Are you playing fantasy in a DeLorean?  Who cares!  Cut him!  I really liked what Adam Jones brought this year in its inverse, and I’d lose him with the quickness of a thousand monkey-fighting ninjas.  Today, is your Independence Day from cold players, so don a Benjamin Franklin wig and start losing guys!

  1. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    I watched Survivor. I liked it. I liked that Vytas was voted off.

    Kazmir tonight in h2h playoffs where my opponent has more pitching than me and I don’t want to have a bad start wreck my ratio stats? Use Kazmir or drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I really liked it, is it embarrassing that I was getting choked about some of their back stories… Agreed on yoga man gone, loved that move… Use him

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: Yes, it is embarrassing.

        Thanks for the Kazmir advice. I also have Syndergaard and DeSclafani in action tonight. I am hoping for a 3-2 game with Syndergaard getting a W.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, man! Good luck!

  2. Mark says:
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    Angel, good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: thanks!

  3. Eng says:
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    Grey, really appreciate how you keep quality content up through the end of the season. My fifth year following you and it’s always top notch. I follow no one else as they sucketh.

    So, with the kissing up out the way (but the love was genuine I’ll have you know), I’m gonna give you a dreaded start/sit: Carrasco @KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Thanks! Start

      • Regan says:
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        @Grey: Nailed that one!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  4. PancakeMaker says:
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    What do you think of Shaw for next year? I feel like he could be an Eric Hinske like player and have a good few years but with HanRam and Sandoval both being fairly immobile objects I don’t know if he gets a chance to show that in Boston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PancakeMaker: is hinske a compliment? Shaw’s likely a utility guy…

  5. Natty Boh says:
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    As I coast to a first place victory in a 15 team league, I have no suspense other than what kind of musk January Grey will bring us. Thanks for another great year of Buy/Sells. I think your best buy was Lester.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Natty Boh: thanks!

  6. John says:
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    How is Noah start looking @CIN…gonna prob start 99% but?

    Which closer of these three for this weekend…..and for following week as well hopefully?
    Papelbon Oday(britton was doing BP today?) Aj Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Noah…. Ramos

  7. Jay_0321 says:
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    Werth or Bird today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  8. Mike says:
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    I’m up .04 whip and down 1 win. I need to win at least one of these to make it to championship round.

    I own Carassco/ CC / Rodon / Medlen / Arrieta

    He owns Volquez / Kazmir / Lackey

    I don’t know if I should be conservative and sit CC and Rodon to try to hold on to whip (stating just Carassco and Arrieta) or to start them all make a play for wins while accepting whip could go either way.

    RIght now he has Volquez and Kazmir on the bench but I think it’s just until he sees what CC and Rodon do since they start an hour earlier.

    Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, Mike… I’d likely sit CC and Rodon

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. I got greedy yesterday with Corbin and am scrambling to fix it.

        May sit CC and Rodon, start Carassco and see where I’m at tomorrow as far as Medlen.

        If I have to play the pickup game, who of the following are worth it for whip/wins?

        Hammel home Pitt / Nola road Wash / Hudson road oakland

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None are great…Hammel

  9. nick the dick says:
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    MLB Network keeps showing this quick piece about Nevin Ashley, journeyman minor leaguer who finally got called up after 10 years blah blah….not once did anyone address the fact that his wife’s name is Ashley. Ashley Ashley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I swear, I was just thinking last night as I wrote about Cody Anderson, that I hope his son name is Anderson Anderson

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Haha like Kate Hudson in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days….wait, why do I know that her name was Andie Anderson?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was talking about 10 Things I Hate About You this morning, but Lose a guy in 10 days? Oh, Nick

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: I know I know. Me knowing that movie is one of the 10 things I hate about myself. At least I wasn’t named Donovan Donovan. I hate my last name used as a first name

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or Dick Dick

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Idk, I kinda like Dick Dick. Make em call me Rich Dick

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rich Dick is solid, Or Rich A. Hole

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Haha…hey you ever finish listening to that Czar?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m still listening to it… I like it, not as much as Rugged, Gza, and others, but solid

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: nice I agree. I really like this song with Gza on it where they switch the beat up for him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Which one?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Track 10 ‘When God Go Mad’…favs are Sinister, the one with Rugged, Sgt. Slaughter, Lumberjack Match, Czar Guitar

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The Sgt. Slaughter is on it? How did I not know this?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey:
                    https://youtu.be/q6DXY6aAEqA

                    This one…they’ve been making videos for a bunch of em, I guess following a storyline

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m listening to it for the last ten minutes…It is solid, but if this is his best, it’s aight

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: If what’s who’s best? Idk Sinister is my favorite. You should listen to the first Czarface too

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I agree, Nick, how could you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Btw, I saw Kate Hudson at lunch recently, she looked busted

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: do you mean like she got bigger boobs *crosses fingers*

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @J-FOH: I don’t know man, I feel sheepish. What I do know is Kate did get a boob job

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, nah, she looked like she was about ten years older than she is

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Ew, she aging like her mama

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, sadly

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, her face looked closer to the left side though

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Face busted on the left side, yeah that’s the Crip side

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… What’s the explanation for Jordan Zimmermann giving up 6 runs to the Phils?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: He knows I don’t own him anywhere so he doesn’t care

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, I wish you did own him then…. I didn’t own him until Prospect Mike dropped him in our RCL league a month ago, and he’s been fine, but, Jesus, it’s the Phils

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah I remember him dropping Zimm and Hamels, I had to drop a couple guys like that in a league or two due to the starts limit, albeit not that early. No excuse to not shut down the Phils, be should be ashamed of himself

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: Hey, I say something, take a nap and bam. I bring people together

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, wasn’t cool of him, but Carrasco picked him right up… I’m coming for you in the top 5 Nicholas!

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @J-FOH: well you did say boobs…

  10. Steve Stevenson says:
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    9×9 H2H finals next week, this is my lineup as of now, with HT values:

    C – Santana ($17.9)
    1B – Rizzo (45.9)
    2B – Wong (3.5)
    3B – Arenado (4.4 – all road games)
    SS – Sano (12.0)
    LF – Schwarber (22.3)
    CF – Yelich (5.4)
    RF – C. Davis (32.1)
    UT1 – Ortiz (34.5)
    UT2 – Desmond (9.9)
    BN – Dickerson (-10.0, all on road and 3 LHP), Holt (-5.1)

    According to HT, some possible pickups are:
    S. Castro (2B/SS) – $6.7
    Bird (1B) – 13.3
    Odor (2B) – 16.5
    DeShields (2B/LF/CF) – 19.9
    Beltran (RF) – 22.3
    Cron (1B) – 20.5
    Napoli (1B/LF) – 18.8
    Andrus (SS) – 15.5

    It’s a limited moves league. I have 8 moves left, my likely opponent has 2. I want to save a few for streaming, but according to ‘Tron, I should maybe add some combo of the above and bench/drop Desmond, Wong, Yelich, and maybe even Sano and Arenado. Who would you grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond for Bird I could see, the other moves don’t feel necessary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I could see Odor for Wong (see is better than smell with Wong Odor)

  11. Carnac says:
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    Oh hey look, Angry Carnac’s turned up in the comments on a Friday afternoon. Mattingly must be benching Corey Seager again.

    • Carnac says:
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      @Coors FFS

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You know he’s going to come in and hit a pinch hit homer too, you just know it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins has to get back his timing (that he lost in 2007)…

      • Carnac says:
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        Got to give Utley (.118 in the last 2 weeks) reps at 3B because he has virtually no experience at that position. And bat him leadoff so he’s less of a rally killer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carl Crawford in the lineup adds a different dimension, like if you’re in another dimension, maybe the lineup makes more sense.

  12. JoeG414 says:
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    Which 4 Hitters to start :
    Qzuna vs Weber
    Bour vs Weber
    E.Rosaio @ Det Boyd
    Hicks @Det Boyd
    Moreland @ Hou Kazmir
    M.Byrd @ Oak Gray
    Pearce @ Bos Hill
    Need Runs , Homers, Avg…
    6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario, Pearce, Bour, Hicks

  13. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    thanks a lot Pham for another awesome season. – who do you like more going forward, pham or grichuk?

    • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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      @SheriffMcRawDawg: and we need a SAGNOF hoodie in the store!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, ASAP!

        • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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          @Grey: actually we need sweatpants with SAGNOF on the ass

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Like Juicy? You should be on Project Runway, you’re good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  14. joe says:
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    think the mets will let noah go more than 5/6? or will he get the harvey treatment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

      • joe says:
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        @Grey: yeah he hasn’t gotten a W in a month now, wondering if it’s worth starting him because I need those W’s and am up against a innings cap.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bench him then if you need the win

  15. JoeG414 says:
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    Catcher for tonight
    Beef Wal vs SD Kelly
    Or
    T Murphy in Coors vs Bosliger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  16. Twice on Muesday says:
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    18 team keeper, 6 x 6 (add walks to hitters and holds for pitching)
    1B Abreu
    OF Blackmon, Springer, Braun, Dickerson, Pederson
    start 3 OF and one util

    currently own Domingo and Shaw
    other pieces to consider dropping: Benoit, Wilhemson, Fiers, Jungmann

    Should I drop any for:
    Pham, M Kepler, Bour, Moreland, Byrd, Cuddyer, Pompey, Arod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham over Jungmann, A-Rod over Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, skip the A-Rod/Shaw move, just do Pham

      • Twice on Muesday says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, Grey aka the Fantasy Master Lothario aka White Chocolate aka The Ladder You Use To Reach New Heights aka The God Particle aka Supreme Court Judge Reinhold aka Paid Overtime aka Close Parking Spot When You’re In A Rush aka Al Swearengen’s Swearing Dictionary aka Teacher, We Don’t Need No Education aka The Weird Guy That Latches Onto The Main Character In Oscar Films I Think His Name Is Paul Dano aka The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is Paul Dano, no problem…

  17. Joe says:
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    Start Bird (facing Rodon at NYY) or Eaton (facing CC at NYY)? I’m up 4 runs, tied in HR, ahead 2 RBI, and ahead about 0.60 on BA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  18. Joe says:
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    While Grey’s around and reading my mind…

    Streamonator hates Duffey (@ DET), Nola (@WAS), Hudson (@OAK), and Medlen’s (CLE) next starts. If you had one add left, and were close in all pitching categories, would you nonetheless use it on one of those tomorrow, or wait to see who’s available for Saturday or Sunday? I was thinking you’d gambled on Duffey, successfully, before but that was a home start…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Medlen if I really had to

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m so sorry, Grey. Making you endorse Medlen. I’m a terrible friend. Don’t worry friend, I’ll get you a beer to wash away the bile. And I’ll wait until tomorrow night to see whether I need to stream someone out of desperation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, how dare you!

  19. Chucky says:
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    Happy as a pig in…well….ok a blanket. Woke up to this morning’ s box scores to find Schwarber had caught another game, giving him 20 for 2016 eligibility. Where does he now rate on keeper status? Is he top 5? 3? catcher? Is he worth more than say Marte? Both have OF eligibility, Schwarber adds C eligibility besides.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not more than Marte, no catcher is… He’s top 5

  20. griff says:
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    I know they are different types of players, but for a dynasty which MI do you like better overall for 2016: ketel marte or gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  21. Who u putting on the mound this weekend Grey?! Jaime Garcia vs MIL (Tyler Wagner), Severino vs CWS (Erik Johnson) or Ervin Santana @ DET (Randy Wolf). Thanks for the advice. Razzball has me in the championship finals!! Appreciate all the good stuff you report!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  22. In the championship 2 week playoff, so I know you are usually spot on Grey. Thanks help on those tuff decisions. Jaime Garcia vs MIL (Tyler Wagner), Severino vs CWS (Erik Johnson) or Ervin Santana @ DET (Randy Wolf) on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  23. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who to start at 2b last week of season. need sbs, runs, avg.

    wong – 3 @ pit, 3 @ atl
    pearce – 4 vs tor, 3 vs nyy
    gyorko – 3 vs mil, 3 @ lad

    thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  24. FrankGrimes says:
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    Seagar Domingo Realmuto all sitting tonight
    Great!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Double Damn!
        After the way cookie pitched and streamed Hill too
        I should not have streamed Rubby.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not terrible (yet)

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            get him outta there ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, they should… How about Cookie tonight?!

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                fell in love all over again!
                now if my offense would heat back up
                I could win this thing

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… I’m right with you on that….

  25. Steve says:
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    My season’s falling apart on me with Abreu, Harper, Arenado all in a deep freeze.

    You starting Rubby tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  26. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    The Mets really threw Syndergaard out there with a 12 run lead? Seriously?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  27. OtisNixonLovedRaines'Rocks says:
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    What up @grey
    Hope your fast (let’s pretend you did it) went realllly well this year and a happy apples and honey new year.

    Quickie question….I used quickie to make you feel cheap…like a tiner date in the fantasy advice world. Please take this as the glowing compliment it is.

    I am about to lose my semi finals in ym keeper. I need to rop one of these guys to make sure I get….GASP heston for his sunday start for counting stats…..

    Drop
    Phammy jewels, Pearce, (Un)Conforto(rtable) that you mentioned two of my potential drops in the buys.
    Which of those three do you drop for a starter?
    I am leaning Pearce because I just grabbed him for a battycall today and is 0-3 so far

    short term blue balls
    Thanks dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  28. Josh says:
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    Aybar or Myers ROS for SB+OBP+Runs?

    Aybar has 9 games- 2 vs SEA, 3 vs OAK, 4 @ TEX.
    Myers has 8 games- 2 vs ARI, 3 vs MIL, 3 @ LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  29. SteveNZ says:
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    Little Phamfare, even.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice

  30. John says:
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    rank top 2 closer for the weekend and next week? Ramos papelbon street oday or britton? Sounds like britton better but?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos, Street

  31. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Hola Grey,

    Offense is frustratingly slow this week. Need to pick up either A.Hicks v. A.Simon (4-for-9) or Ethier @COL v. K.Kendricks (9-for-33, 3 HR)

    Would love to pick up both, but that’d involve dropped Bird or Pham.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ethier

  32. Duda says:
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    Swap out any of thes hitters for anyone on buy list. Or save my 5 add and drops for streaming pitchers. 12 team h2h
    c cervelli
    1b edwin
    2b rendon
    ss lindor
    3b arenado
    if pujols
    of khris davis, yelich, upton, inciarte
    util cron
    bench deshields, pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save your moves

  33. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Argh! I was going to drop Adam Jones last night, but then I figured he could return today. When he didn’t, I was finally resolved to drop him tonight. I was about to make the move and then thought I should verify the prospective add is healthy after tonight’s action. Okay, so I’ll wait a few hours. Then I saw that he might have appeared tonight and his return is eminent. PLUS, he’s ranked pretty high over the next 7 days. I’m so torn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir. I’ll get it done. I’ll give him the clamps, even!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Nike says:
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    Down 21 -31 runs, 39-60 hits, 4-10 hr, 25-33 rbi, 2-5 sb, 38-31 k, 234-339 average

    Have 3 adds left and I’m down 6-11, can possibly win 2 pitching cats which would put me at 8-9. add guys to try and win in stolen bases?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it!

  35. John says:
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    Koehler start in ATL, solid start feel like he can produce a QS type outing?

    • John says:
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      @John: heston @oak also avail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler

  36. Mark says:
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    Hey man, I am in a fight for first in the final week in a weekly league. Considering royals and jays could be horrible about playing time in the final week, which 5 OF you rolling with out of the following

    1. Carl Crawford (3 vs. SD, 4 at SF)
    2. F Gutierrez (3 vs. HOU, 3 vs. OAK)
    3. Pagan (4 vs. LAD, 3 vs. COL)
    4. Revere (at BAL, at TB)
    5. Rios (at CHC, at CHW, at MIN)
    6. A Gordon (at CHC, at CHW, at MIN)
    7. S Pearce (vs. TOR, vs. NYY)

    5×5 roto

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. F Gutierrez (3 vs. HOU, 3 vs. OAK)
      3. Pagan (4 vs. LAD, 3 vs. COL)
      4. Revere (at BAL, at TB)
      5. Rios (at CHC, at CHW, at MIN)
      7. S Pearce (vs. TOR, vs. NYY)

  37. Colton says:
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    Drop Wong for Forsythe or Deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  38. Steve says:
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    Would you start Lamb on Sat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  39. G says:
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    Hey Grey. In last two days of my championship week in my head to head category league. I’m down 7-4. Khris Davis is my only bench player since I have a really good offense but just watched him homer again on my bench yesterday. I am tied in homers and rbis and down in runs and total bases. I also have him by one in steals. Only guys I would be able to put kris davis in over are machado, upton, kemp. What’s your thoughts. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Upton

  40. Nick says:
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    Grey,,, So would you sit Archer against the BlueJ ?

    i can’t get the Lost or the walks tonight…
    and more i have Bautista and Encarnacion batting against him!

    then i’ d need Ks and IP tomorrow with :
    Shields SD vs ARI Godley (who? is that guy)
    Salazar CLE vs Chris Young @KC
    A.WOOD LAD vs Rusin @COL

    if i sit Archer , I HAVE TO start those 3
    my opponent has Harvey tonight and Keuchel tomorrow

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Archer

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        oooch

        2IP 3walks Bautista homer and 20ERA….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, awful, sorry

          • Nick says:
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            @Grey:

            bad call Buddy… #rewind // #time machine

            Bautista 2HR and ALTuve as well ;)

            now 8-10 matchup !! … but it’s not over yet

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, I started him myself

  41. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G, I have 1 start left in an rcl and own Scherzer, Liriano, Harvey and Matz. Would you use my last start throwing Liriano at Cubs AND Harvey at Cin today or wait to use my last start for Scherzer at Atl on Tuesday? I’d drop Matz to grab one more streamer in either scenario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait to use the last start on Tuesday….And you can throw as many starters as you can grab too, in other words you can get 188 starts

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Yup I was gonna grab streamers, thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Nick… I’m still coming for you in the top 5 overall…

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Man, i’m not even in the top 5 anymore. I was 7th last I saw. Leave my 7th alone 7th Letta!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, Edit: I’m coming for you in the top ten!

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Oh now you’re gonna get my 28th overall team angry. Bring it on, Mustache!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  28th team overall ain’t shizz to me, I’m gunning for every one of youse!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Two steps forward, two steps back. You think you’ll pass me, you must be smoking crack.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Archer hasn’t started my day off very well either

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Damn it seems like there’s been a whole lotta shit starts from good pitchers down the stretch. Not good for my friggin Yanks either

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I actually gained a half point on Archer’s start though b/c I was so far out in front in ERA/WHIP and need Ks

  42. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Final eight days: Werth or Beltran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Werth

  43. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey which 2? Walker, Brandon Crawford, Odor, Eduardo Escobar, Deshields? Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Crawford, Odor

  44. AJ says:
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    Thanks Grey, what about dropping Grandson, Trumbo, Werth , Forsythe For Khris Davis, Pillar, Soler, Duda? playing catch up with 10 moves left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo for Davis

  45. ebudz says:
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    Down by 52 now thanks to some Hill dude from BAL and Eickhoff who scored 40 and 24 points respectively out of no where?!

    Who should I be throwing out there tomorrow? Pick as many as possible please!

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

    Burnett @CHC (-16.4)
    Koehler vs. ATL (?)
    E. Santana @DET (-8.7)
    Weaver vs. SEA (-11.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all if you need starts…Weaver is the riskiest

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I just need positive points to catch up with a week to go in this matchup … who is the safer start between Koehler and Burnett?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Koehler

  46. Josh says:
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    Valencia or Bird next week in OPS+OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  47. Herschel says:
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    F U Chris Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ineffinsane

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: worked 3 weeks to get my staff to respectable whip/era only to have him flush it all down the drain. one big game of chutes and ladders….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  48. Dont says:
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    12 team league
    Championship next week
    Start peavy vs lad, Hendricks vs kc, porcello @ny or drop one of them and look for better options during the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all three

  49. Dytr says:
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    Realmuto @rays @phillies
    Cervelli @cards reds
    Castillo Rockies astros

    • Dytr says:
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      @Dytr:
      Lowrie @mariners @dbacks
      Baez @reds @brewers
      Deshields vs tigers @angels
      Aybar vs athletics, Rangers
      Gyorko vs Brewers @dodgers
      Eduardo Escobar @indians vs royals

      Pick 1

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        DeShields

        • Dytr says:
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          @Grey: what about for catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

      • Dtlr says:
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        @Grey: do you like deshields or odor more

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odor

  50. henncoop says:
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    Currently ahead by 9.5 pts heading into the final week of a 12 team roto with weekly lineups thanks largely to your insight & reading Razzball.
    We start 7 pitchers of any type each week. I have mostly been using 4 RPs the past few weeks & made up ground in Saves.
    Current SPs with next week opponent & SON score are: Arrieta @ Mil (30.2); Carrasco vs Min (42.9); Stra @Atl (30); Corbin vs Col (24.4); Liriano vs Cin (22.5); Tomlin vs Min (16.6) (as well as Happ & Hammel who can both be dropped for bats)
    My RPs are Wilhelmsen ( 3 vs Hou/3vs Oak), Rondon (1vsKC/ [email protected]/[email protected]), K-Rod([email protected]/3 vs CHC), & Boxberger( 3vs Mia/3 vs Tor)
    O’Day is available on waivers with 7 games next week (4vs Tor/3vs NYY) I have a request in dropping Hammel.
    My question is which 7 pitchers to start given the following: solidly in 2nd in both WHIP & ERA; tied for 2nd in Wins with no chance to move up but 3 teams close behind with 72(x2) & 70 wins; 3rd in Ks with 1093 only 2 behind 2nd & 2 behind @ 1073 & 1068; 5th in Saves with 73 but not likely to catch 4th with 80 but 3 teams close behind with 2 teams with 72 & another with 70 saves.
    I feel given the quality of my SPs this week I should likely go with 4 or even dare to go with 5 SPa this week & just use 2 or 3 RPs in order to be solid in Ks & Wins & hopefully hold onto Saves.
    Much of course depends on what my competition does. Any thoughts??
    1 How many SPs in the mix of the 7 total pitchers? which ones would you pick?

    2 Fill in the remaining pitchers with which RPs with & without O’Day (waiver pick up attempt)

    I apologize for the long winded question & a ton of details. I appreciate your love of baseball & this fantasy aspect of the great American past-time. Thanks for a great season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Wilhelmsen, K-Rod, O’Day (or Boxberger, that order)… Carrasco, Tomlin, Arrieta, Strasburg

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Holy shit
        You read all that?!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  51. herschel says:
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    @Grey: ok, so last week in root league. back and forth between first and second place. need wins, whip and era (in that order). can start two of the following:

    lester – @ cin
    stroman – @ bal, @ tb
    garcia – @ atl
    smiley – vs mia, vs tor
    cody anderson – vs min, vs bos

    much appreciated, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman, Anderson

  52. henncoop says:
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    Thanks again. Sit Hector Rondon having 7 games next week & the Cubs in a playoff race?? Can I ask the rationale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cubs clinched, sit K-Rod if you want for Rondon

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Just picking your brain as to why …Thanks again!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. McNulty says:
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    10 Team Roto 6×6
    Keep 1 of:
    Gomez 17
    Desmond 6
    Salazar 10
    Calhoun 9

    Keep 1 of:
    Desmond 10
    Grichuk 2
    Odor 8
    Gyorko 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez… Odor

  54. spacejam says:
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    Need strikeouts and innings pitch while trying to get my era down. Pick two for tomorrow
    Koehler vs atl
    Ubaldo @boston
    Heston @oakland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Ubaldo

  55. spacejam says:
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    Need strikeouts and innings pitch while trying to get my era down. Pick two for tomorrow
    Koehler vs atl
    Ubaldo @boston
    Heston @oakland
    Wood @col
    Weaver vs Seattle
    Godley @sd
    Young vs Cleveland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler, Weaver

  56. Dodgerssyxk says:
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    You like tda @phillies or realmuto @rays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TDA

  57. J-FOH says:
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    Trying to predict a creeper for the last week of the season is like pissing into a fan and expecting to not get any on you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: seriously, I pulled out my old dart board to help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d say Billy Butler, make some fat cracks and move on

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: sneak peak, Its a collection of “why are these guys so underowned” and Trayce Thompson is the real creeper. But you have to read down to find it. I read he’s going to bat 3rd the rest of the way

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I owned Trayce last week when he was batting third…And then I dropped him when he wasn’t doing anything

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I owned him too…andnow that he is back on my team he’ll start batting

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Um, yeah

  58. FrankGrimes says:
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    Why the mess keep putting Familia
    In games they winning 10-2??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think they’re trying to get him on the same overworked level as their other pitchers

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha right!
        Sucks about Cmart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but it’s prolly best he’s shut down

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            What’s the risk for next year?
            What flavor you vaping?
            Still digging your new rig?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I love the new rig! I can’t believe I was using the other one for 3 years… I’m a gooftard… I’m vaping right now the Best Damn Juice, Guava flavor, it’s solid… I have 5 dozen flavors though so constantly changing..>You have any new ones you suggest?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey: nope. Haven’t tried anything new since your recommend the pear. I’m down to 3% tho! Love the swirly pop, strawguava and space jam stuff.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Was just looking at Space Jam yesterday! Did you like the pear?

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:
                    yes but I mixed it with other flavor
                    it tasted too much like pear lol

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Really? Oh, I love the pear flavor… Across the board, pear, peach, lychee are always my faves

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: they had clippard (he of the 70 innings per year for like the last 7) in another game like that earlier in the week, and he allowed useless runs (on my opp’s team, HA)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  59. ebudz says:
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    Time to dump Reyes for another guy ROS in my H2H points championship where there’s one more week left?

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    Available SS’s listed by total points the last 30 days: Lindor (98pts), Andrus (87pts), E. Escobar (87pts), Gregorius (87pts), Gyorko (85pts), A. Ramirez (83pts), Y. Escobar (80pts), Segura (75pts)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  60. John says:
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    Few playoff ideas…

    Drop gomes add lucroy? Hes back and so is braun and hes playing 1b

    Braun dropped add braun over dickerson calhoun or fowler…if not try drop arm for him?

    rolling with davis miller and janesen as closers add street or ramos for 4th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • John says:
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        @Grey: no shot on braun over fowler and give it a shot or hold on all? other OF available….melky pagan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Braun’s likely to play two games and rest for two games, I wouldn’t trust him

  61. royce! says:
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    My h2h season could come down to how well Brett Anderson pitches in Coors tonight. Which is to say, my h2h season is over. It was fun while it lasted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there still time to bench him?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i think that game started 17 minutes before he typed that. yikes.

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Jaime Garcia saved the day! That and the fact that my opponent started Archer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Couldn’t bench him anyway- weekly moves. Might win this week despite myself.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @royce!: good to see. change that league to daily, so much can go wrong with weekly. Daily gives more choices, and like poker, the more choices you have, the better the better player does.

          • royce! says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Would love to, but it’s my home league, i.e., it’s a bunch of dudes with no time for fantasy baseball, so there’s no way they would permit that. Still took like 7 years for me to win it. Stupid h2h!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Excellent!

  62. Luck says:
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    Down 4 rbi and tied in 3b what do I do for tomorrow down 4 ab tomorrow if I win one of these cats I’m in the championship
    C gattis
    1bchris Davis
    2b rendon
    3b arenado
    Of Harper, betts, werth
    Util yelich, Ortiz
    Bench polanco, deshields drop someone for any of your buy guys for tomorrow or switch anyone from my bench in.

    • Luck says:
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      @Luck: ss correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Werth for Bird

  63. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    grab pagan or pillar in OPS, K’s and BB’s for hitters over mickey mouse mahtook, benched for 2 str days now, and it’s daily tomorrow so i gambled it wouldn’t be 2 when i didn’t grab somebody else yesterday.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: and net steals, many of which both pagan and pillar have gotten lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  64. Chris says:
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    Pick one for tomorrow H2H Points:

    Chris Young vs Cle. (Salazar) or

    Erik Johnson @ NYY (Severino)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Young

  65. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Does anyone know where Rudy’s risky pitchers for 2015 post is? I did a search and can’t find it.

    I’m curious if all the pitchers he identified ended up being terrible. I know some of them certainly did.

  66. JoeG414 says:
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    Pick one for the last week ::
    Eduardo Escobar or S. Pearce ?
    Need Runs, Homers , Avg….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  67. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who’s the pickup to close for the angels if street misses next week? smith is out, no?

    • Left Hangs Lower says:
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      @herschel:

      Gott

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gott or Salas, that order

  68. FrankGrimes says:
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    Whoever it was thanks for
    The Ethier batty call tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Crazy after 24 weeks and
        streaming rich hill then
        Batty on ethier yesterday
        and ender today
        For the win!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

  69. goodfold2 says:
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    drop hammel for conley, even though SON doesn’t like it at all? Conley @ TB it doesn’t like, but are they really that good at lefties?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 14 team H2H finals next week.

    • Left Hangs Lower says:
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      @goodfold2:

      TB is actually 3rd best in OPS v. LHP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  70. ebudz says:
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    Back again Grey to ask another streaming question for tomorrow…

    I actually caught up in points and I’m up by 3 going into today so which 2 or 3 guys are my best bet for tomorrow?

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

    Elias vs. HOU (4.3)
    McCullers @SEA (-0.1)
    Peavy vs. LAD (-5.9)
    Porcello @NYY (-8.6)
    D. Norris @TEX (-13.2)
    P. Hughes @CLE (-15.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy, Elias

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay but damn my opponent snagged Peavy before I could and he also picked up Porcello and Happ vs. STL (6.9) who I overlooked apparently.

        So I ended up picking up Elias and McCullers so my question is should I start McCullers tomorrow too seeing how I’m down by 20? Or is McCullers not a safe start there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, start McCullers

  71. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Grey,

    MASSIVE thanks for reinforcing the Ethier call last night. Tied in HR/RBI now and more or less looking like being championship bound.

    I have two moves to use toward the championship. Not sure if to use two moves on batters.

    From this group are there two I HAVE to pick up? I’d like to do one, not sure if two. Bird, Pham, Bour would be the ones to drop. If you think I can drop two of those for two of these, I’m all ears.

    Beltran ($23. Faces three Red Sox lefties in a row at home, but isn’t that great hitting right-handed. Is at home, then @BAL, two great parks for LHB. 0-for-last-7, but 6/3/10 in last 8 games)
    Pillar ($7, Whopping 5/2/5/6 line last week, but leaves home to play @BAL, @TB, #1 ranked player in my OBP league in last week)
    Lucas Duda ($23 Has three great @PHI matchups, but then heads to @WAS. 5/3/10 last week)
    Delino DeShields ($24, faces 4 LHP at home, and one of the RHP is Weaver. 7/0/4/1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! DeShields, Pillar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, BOur…But depends on needs

      • Left Hangs Lower says:
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        @Grey: thank you! Regardless of whether I take home a championship in my two finals, expect some sweet, sweet daiquiri money next Sunday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully you win it!

  72. Silky says:
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    Losing these 3 cat. Down .1 innings 59.2-60 pitched up 1 hit allowed. 54-53. Down 35-39 RBI overall down 7-10
    He has no starters today just Kimbrel and melancon as relievers. I have Salazar @kc and Koehler vs Atlanta on my bench. With osuna,krod,Cody Allen , will helmsmen, Doolittle as my relievers.
    What do I do try and win innings pitched and rbi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all your starters

  73. ty says:
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    I’m thinking about dropping Abreu and rolling with hot lava – Bour. Abreu has been meh at the end of the year. Should I roll with the hot hand?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you want

  74. JoeG414 says:
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    Grichuk or Pharm ? I might have to cut Pharm to get him.
    I see Pharm is sitting 2 days in a row, Grichuk is starting today.
    Need : RunS , Homers and Avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  75. Tone DEF says:
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    Ugh – Pham sitting 2 days straight… Not what I need in the last 2 days of my playoff championship. GD!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

  76. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Logan Verrett or Henry Owens?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: for a daily stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owens

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. And thanks for a great year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, of course, no problem

  77. Booti says:
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    Koehler or Salazar if you had to pick one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  78. JoeG414 says:
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    Pick One
    Steve Pearce vs H.Owens in Bos
    Hicks vs Wolf in Det
    Need Runs, Homers, Avg ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks
        Whata think of Mat Moore – home vs the fish on Tuesday ?
        I could use a win

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start him

  79. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Thinking about a possible game 163 which would still count in our weekly league. Which teams are most likely to have an extra game? Thanks. Enjoy the day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Astros/Angels seems to be the only possible one right now

  80. Stop says:
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    Tied 4 – 4 in sb, down 1 home run, up 5 RBI and .15 in avg who’s the odd man out
    Yelich vs atl
    Upton vs shields
    Adam jones vs Owens
    Khris Davis vs lackey
    Cron vs iwakuma
    Martevs arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

      • Stop says:
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        @Grey: you don’t like jones vs lefty Owens?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jones who hasn’t played in a week? No

  81. henncoop says:
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    Yesterday you recommended starting Tomlin next week vs Min (SON 16.6). after his terrible outing yesterday against KC would you still start him? Or are either Corbin vs COL (24.4) or Liriano vs Cin (22.5) better options?? Liriano obviously pitched a gem but he has had some rough outings as well lately.
    Thanks again for the daily humor & fantasy wisdom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Corbin…Liriano’s the best but the Pirates might only pitch him a few innings to prep for playoffs

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Makes sense …thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. henncoop says:
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    By the same logic as Liriano should I be concerned with Arrieta’s [email protected] on Friday?? Would he possibly sit or have a shortened outing in prep for the wildcard game vs Pit on either Mon or Tues ?? I am not sure when the game would be scheduled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’d be concerned about Arrieta

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: I guess that is a big issue with weekly lineups especially this time of year. This is a $$ league that lost Stanton & still hanging on to 1st place most of the year.
        Current plan is to start Arrieta, Stras, Corbin, & Carrasco …only other viable options would be Liriano & Tomlin. I guess all I can really do is check the most recent news tomorrow before the lineup deadline.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start those four and hope

  83. Colton says:
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    Piscotty or Braun for the week?

    • hondo says:
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      @Colton: Not the one who’s shut down for the year.

      • Colton says:
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        @hondo:
        haha fair enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  84. Endershadow says:
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    14 team dynasty, we keep 23 plus 10 minor leaguers. Tulo/Belt/Street/Perkins are taking up spots and I’m in 1st, 3 games up.

    I don’t think it’ll come down to an extra reliever, but how do I decide whether to drop Perkins for a better NSVH option like Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Perkins

  85. Fish says:
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    So this Pham thing isn’t quite working out this weekend.
    It’s more like a Sham…. Am I right?!?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  86. J-FOH says:
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    Come over and check out what Nick and I shared and if you haven’t listened to the album I linked you should check it out. Ive been on it for a few months now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, will do

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: thanks, and happy sunday before final sunday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: My failing offensese everywhere is killing me. Braun shut down hurt real bad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, cause Braun has done so much for you in the last few weeks… Your excuses are like you letting Rudy take 2nd place, lousy

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: He makes me more confident, I know Ive ben missing, I thnk waiting on people killed me, I still have a week to take it back from Rudy

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Of course it’s killed you, can’t believe the guys you’ve been waiting on on offense

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Domingo is all up in my head

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Your excuses are getting worse, step up your game and beat Rudy!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’m confident I’ll beat him, this will be one hell of a finish

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Just beat him, so he can’t say he finished 2nd or 1st every year

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      aaaaaaaaah, I see now, this is you being my motivational coach. Gotcha.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, beat him!

  87. Clyde Prompto says:
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    It finally happened! Bryce Harper and Papelbon fought in the dugout! Totally saw that coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was the best!

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Grey: The best part was that Dipshit Matt Williams put Papelbon in the game after the fight!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So great, what an epic shizzshow

  88. Dtrain says:
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    Arenado getting me into the championship in two leagues from his last two days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  89. Saucy says:
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    Realmuto or lucroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Saucy: can’t be sure of lucroy’s playing time, even at 1st only. lind still there and already he’s only played 1/2 of the days at 1st. i did grab lucroy in a 14 teamer, but only since my other options were injury cases like jiggle perineum arencibia or mccann DET. and even lucroy with 1 pinch hit and 1 whole game every 2 days is better than that.

  90. Suzu says:
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    Drop cron for bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  91. Bjoankles says:
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    You like Ross or Feliz more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  92. herschel says:
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    @Grey: honestly have no idea whats going on in real baseball. which teams may rest usual starters (hitters and pitchers) this week?

  93. Dukeg says:
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    What are we doing with justin upton and Adam jones this next week?

    • Dukeg says:
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      @Dukeg: inciarte or Pham?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Jones, start Upton

  94. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    in one of the leagues where i’m still playing for better than 3rd place (H2H), OPS, net steals, K’s and BB’s for batters. 2 catcher
    beef welinton (gone damn cold)
    ramos
    rizzo
    delino
    son of donald
    reyes
    CI rendon
    MI walker
    LF upton
    CF marte
    RF coglhan
    OF pillar
    util dickerson
    BN k.davis/lowrie
    I had grabbed reyes and walker for COL last week, now walker hasn’t done anything for a while, and reyes barely plays. Also Coghlan is now my only RF left (used to have soler/avisail and heyward earlier in year when he was awful). Gotta use some of my 8 moves per week to fix this up.
    These sound about right
    1. drop reyes for jose ram (finally getting playing time at 3B doing well)
    2. drop walker or coghlan for which of parker (SF)/altherr/hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup 2. Coghlan…Hicks

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: since my only other leagues i have hicks i either leave him in CF slot or i missed playoffs entirely i forgot he got his RF.

  95. John says:
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    pagan fowler Parker rosario melky e.escobar ozuna inciarte

    FINALS? 5×5 h2h Top 1 or 2? Doesnt really matter but opponent has rizzo and bryant if that does affect thoughts.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @John: gotta be inciarte with how much of a inciarte party he threw today. damn escobar would be 2nd if only he batted better than 7-9th. probably pagan next.

  96. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. which closet to start where all i need is saves.

    ramos – 3 @ tb, 3 @ phi
    ross – 4 @ nyy, 3 @ cle

    thanks.

    • John says:
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      @herschel: imo ramos

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