The original title Rudy suggested was, Love Is To Own Lindor, but Rudy tells me that title only makes sense to people forced to watch Frozen 5+ times.  Let it go…Let it go…Let it go…  I just sang that in perfect key and it still caused a cat to screech and paint to peel.  Luckily, I don’t have a kid, a cat or paint.  Let’s count the ways I love Francisco Lindor.  *five minutes later, makes farting sound with hand in armpit*  And that’s it!  Oh, yeah, I should count the ways I love him aloud so you can hear.  Fair enough, you nitpicker, you.  Yesterday, he hit his 9th homer (3-for-4, 4 RBIs), topping off a week when he was hitting over .400, a month when he’s hitting over .340, a 2nd half when he’s hitting over .350 with 7 homers and 7 steals.  He’s only 21 years old.  At 21 years old, you fell asleep on a couch outside of your local bar waiting to talk a girl that you think might have been interested, only waking after a passing bus splashed a puddle of your own vomit onto you.  Guys and five girl readers, he has 9 homers in 82 games (essentially a half a season) and he has 30-steal speed.  I just got goose pimplies.  To emphasize them, I’m drawing little goose faces on my pimples like those psychopaths draw on grains of rice.  Yes, you should own Lindor on your teams for this year, and I can’t wait to draft him in sixteen after twenty.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Aviles – 1-for-2, 2 runs, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  #Nonblackavilesmatter

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  I don’t know why, but I feel like Salazar is going to give me come-hither eyes next preseason with his sexy as all get-out strikeouts and have another season that is solid, but not next level shizz.

Greg Holland – Ned Yost said he will keep an eye on Holland.  Hopefully his other eye stays shut or on an object near Holland, so he doesn’t look weird.  Obviously, you should own Wade Davis for vulture saves, but Davis should’ve been owned already.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Aaron Nola – Could be shut down after his next start.  Buh-buh-buh-but the Phils are battling for the worst record in baseball!

Ryan Howard – MRI on his knee was negative.  The MRI added, “You sure we don’t want to check his cholesterol?”

Darin Ruf – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Who let the dogs out?  Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!

Jayson Werth – 3-for-4, 3 runs and two solo homers (10, 11).  He’s suddenly hitting like he was just traded to the Mets.  If Werth is still on your waivers, I want in your league next year.  Facebook me with the deets.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 40th homer.  If he gets to 45 homers, does he move up to 1st or 2nd overall in drafts next year?  Does five homers in the final two weeks matter?  I don’t know.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Oh man, he’s totally roping me again for next year, isn’t he?  You Zuma Beach!

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  The Phils have now struck out 26 times in the past two games to Nats starters.  Don’t worry, Phils fans, you only owe Howard $25 million for next year.

Joe Kelly – Out for the season with arm fatigue.  I believe him, but I would’ve still liked to have seen the ump lift his arm three times like in pro wrestling.

Henry Owens – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks in Camden Yards.  I’m pretty sure if you were to Strat-o-Matic a hundred more of this Owens start in Baltimore, he would’ve been slammed for at least five runs in every simulation.  And you’d never get laid because you were Strat-o-Matic’ing.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4 and his 35th homer.  Too bad Ruin Tomorrow Jr. is gone, he would’ve signed Ortiz for the largest contract ever given to someone born in the 1940s.  I know the Phils don’t have a DH, but that’s what made Ruin so great, he didn’t know.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers.  Pedroia only played 81 games this year, which will likely be his norm going forward.  Kinda like how dwarves only have a life expectancy of 27 years old.

David Price – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I can’t wait until the playoffs when the Jays pitch Price on one day’s rest.

Russell Martin – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  His average (.241) hasn’t been good, but with 20 dongs it’s hard to argue with his value.  Not to mention, it’s hard to argue with anyone that has 20 dongs.  It’s very distracting.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting over .350 in the last week, with three steals in the last eight days.  Sounds schmotatoey.

Shelby Miller – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.00 — finally!   To misquote Stephen Hawking, space is tight everywhere, especially on people’s fantasy teams.  With that in mind, I could see dropping Miller for streamers.

Howie Kendrick – Ran pain-free on Wednesday.  If only we could say the same of Purdue’s chickens.

Jimmy Rollins – Still not able to throw, i.e., the team doctor was told by management that if he gives Rollins a clean bill of health, Seager will get benched, so keep telling Mattingly that Rollins can’t throw.

Alex Wood – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  Not to sound impotent, but where the hell was that Wood all year?  It’s funny (not funny) to me how awful the Rockies are on the road vs. home.  So, great game by Wood, obviously, but I’d look at him only one game at a time, and his next game ( home v. Diamondbacks) could go either way.  How’s dem hedges, all you landscapers?

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.92.  I understand the need to test for steroids, but we have multiple pitchers under a 2.00 ERA.  Maybe on a two-strike count we allow hitters to use an aluminum bat.  Just spitballing here.

A.J. Burnett – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I streamed him for this start and before the game was over I already cut him for a batty call for today.  You need to be that cold this time of the year.

Greg Bird – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  It’s a Bird, it’s a plane, it’s a home run!  Now has two homers in two games, and I could see owning him for power.

Luis Severino – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I love, love, lurve Severino.  I might rank him in the top 30 starters next year.  But, next year is, well, next year.  The Stream-o-Nator has nothing nice to say for his next start, and I could see moving on now.

Ryan Braun – Scratched with lower back tightness.  Hopefully he’s been growing out his nails.

Matt Holliday – Didn’t start yesterday after being activated on Tuesday, which comes after the Cardinals said he’d be an everyday player.  Maybe they meant player as in “one who gets with all the ladies.”

Thomas Pham – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers.  Fun fact!  Pham is a cold Thai beef salad with lime dressing.

Yadier Molina – 0-for-5 with 4 Ks.  Evidently, he was helping the Brewers’ catcher call the pitches.  At one point, he flung his bat towards first and nailed Heyward three feet off of first base.

Jaime Garcia – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.52, up from 1.57 since mid-August.  Sigh.  Now you decide to crap the duvet?

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  Best year for a Carpenter since Jesus Christ put together a bedroom set in under three hours with no instruction manual.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Damn, I picked him up to stream, but dropped prior to the game because I got cold feet.  And I was wearing socks!

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (11).  Are we sure this homer and steal wasn’t by Eduardo Escobar?  Scorekeeping typo?  No?

Bruce Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save after Kevin Jepsen (1 IP, 2 ER) blew his chance.  In this game, saves ain’t got no face nor do they have any saves.

Anibal Sanchez – No structural damage on his shoulder.  Wow, Dr. James Andrews is having an off day!

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 37th homer.  To think, just two years ago he looked like a platoon player, and now he’s Just Dong.

Martin Prado – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Question for our five girl readers, I’m thinking about getting Cougs a pocketbook that I wrap in a Prado jersey and saying it’s a “Prado,” good or no?

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Yesterday, I asked for some Bour’ing cyclops’ing, and today I say it’s safe to call him a schmotato.  The preceding sentence was read by someone who is new to the site and they were like, “Whaaaaaa?”

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer.  The Spanish language Real video player has three homers in the last eight days.  The Beatles would say that’s a week.

Adam Conley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Mets.  1,950,000 Mets fans are now worried their team is going cold at the worst possible time.   And a good 500,000 of them are like, “It’s not too late to become Yankees fans again, right?”

Josh Johnson – Will have his third Tommy John surgery.  Funny, his porn star brother, Gosh Johnson, actually required a Tommy John surgery too.  But not on his arms.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  He does have a shizzton of RBIs though, which is driving a lot of his value.  I, honestly, don’t even know how he has 97 RBIs.  Has the Padres pitcher been on 2nd base that many times to get driven in?

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and his 4th homer in his last five games.  We’re sure Welington Castillo just hasn’t been wearing a different jersey?

Raisel Iglesias – Was removed from the rotation.  When he heard the news, Raisel said, “I don’t have to raft somewhere else, do I?”

Joe Panik – Placed on a 60-day DL.  He should be good to go in time for Thanksgiving.

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I’ve been saying all year, Peavy is an automatic start at home, but his next start is tricky.  It’s not home, but it is in Petco, which is every pitcher’s home.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Jered Weaver – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, and ejected after hitting Seager.  That’ll give Weaver some time to mullet it over.

David Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and leading off.  He’s a platoon player, but also a hot schmotato, so if he’s playing, he’s worth grabbing.

Jed Lowrie – Continues to sit out with a bruised left foot.  Didn’t Daniel Day-Lewis win an Oscar for that?

Luke Gregerson – Out yesterday with his wife going into labor. Tony Blair would be proud.

Dallas Keuchel – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  The Regression Fairies keep pom poms in their car so they can cheer up friends, they saw the original Hairspray, the remake and the Broadway musical and they will not rest until everyone’s ratios are screwed.

Evan Gattis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Can he please catch the last 16 games?  Asking for a friend who likes the eligibility.

Mitch MorelandRangers scored 14 runs and Moreland went 0-for-5.  Ticker tease!

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  His offseason conditioning program paid off!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  This was his 2nd home run in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Prince Fielder – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homers.  On a real baseball note, are the Astros Mr. Bungling their playoff chances?  You’re gonna give George H.W. Bush a heart attack.  That’s if watching his son lose to Trump doesn’t do it first.

Erik Johnson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  He’s a streamer that I wouldn’t touch, due to the Stream-o-Nator, but, what I’m reminded of right now is Erik Effin’ Johnson only gave up three runs and Samardzija gave me the Taco Bell runs.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer.  One more homer and we’re good like peanut butter and jelly, hot dogs and mustard and Madonna and veiny arms.

Jake Smolinski – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd in three games.  Put Smolinski in the same category as Mahtook, and I just can’t recommend them until they get less goofy names.

Billy Butler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 3rd homer in the past ten games.  Maybe he popped some Viagra to overcome his blimpotence.

Barry Zito – Called up by the A’s.  I’ve heard good things about this prospect.  I hear he can touch 79 MPH on the speed gun.  As we know, 80 MPH wins a SpongeBob Squarepants plushie.

  1. Mookiewilson says:
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    Head to head semi final week and I have 3 more potential starts. Do you like any or all of these?
    Fiers OAK
    Stroman BOS
    Matz NYY

    Currently tied in wins, way ahead in Ks, slightly up in WHIP but slightly down in ERA. Opponent has scherzer, dickey and leake starts remaining.

    Thanks!

  2. Never been a first time posterrr. anyways can Degrom be trusted down the stretch. I have a buy this week in head to head but its been ugly for Jake lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Who’s he go against next? I’d like trust him

  3. also Gray would you drop Garret Richards or Degrom for Robbie Ray. Robbie Has two starts next week vs LA at LA, and one against the Padres, I believe at Petco. I could use a two start pitcher, unfortunately i don’t have a lot to choose from. But these Degrom has sucked lately, and Garret has sucked for the past two months. I hung on to Garret thinking two much upside. but this is the effing playoffs. Yes i said Playoffs.

    • @Dnut Eastwood: maybe drop a few names of Pitchers doing well lately but have low ownership. if you have the time and energy, I’m sure Cougs has you busy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Ray was terrible last night, I don’t get it

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Funny stuff today. Apparently someone had their wheaties for breakfast today!

    a. On Supasta Matthew (as he’s known in San Diago) Kemp’s 97 RBIs, Solarte was on base for a few of those runs too I believe.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘See you in hell, Osama bin Laden. Although, all I did was covet my neighbor’s oxen so that doesn’t seem fair.’

    c. BONUS NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Well, this might come a bit late for bin Laden, but a New York criminal jury has just found him NOT GUILTY.’

    d. BONUS OF THE BONUS NORM MACDONALD quote of the day (’cause Grey told me to start ‘Kuma and Salazar yesterday over Holland the day before yesterday):

    ‘Former Philadelphia Phillies and suspected embezzler Lenny Dykstra hired a cleaning lady via Craigslist but when the woman arrived at his home, Dykstra allegedly stripped naked and demanded she give him a massage. I’ve got one thing to say to Lenny Dykstra…”Hey, quit stealing my moves”.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • The Tribe says:
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      @Ante GALIC: You’re still hung up on norm? Ill admit he had hus funny moments, but he’s become far too smarmy and pandering, plus his schtick isn’t aging well with time. Tries too hard, if you know what I mean

      • LeMaster of my domain says:
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        @The Tribe: Yeah, he’s getting tiresome and this is getting old. Great stuff when you started his quotes…seemingly 3 years ago… but now it’s just vapid filler. Like Au Shizz, Hisashi my Dashi slurp SLURP!, and now Piscotty doesn’t know! Sorry,I know I’ll get the wrath of the Grey sycophants, but you have proven you can do better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Technically, I write this at night, so it wouldn’t be Wheaties… A. Yeah B. Lenny, ha!

  5. Mookiewilson says:
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    Thoughts on these starts. In a tight head to head playoff match. Already have a big lead in Ks so wins and ratios are most important.
    Fiers – Oak
    Matz – NYY
    Stroman – Bos

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all home starts? Matz, Fiers

  6. Slimbo says:
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    Safe to drop Raisel Iglesias in my 8 team keeper now that he’s moved to the pen? Also have Quintana Fiers and Derek Holland…any of them droppable?

    Could grab Canah, Choo, Bird, Trumbo, Plouffe or Pagan

    Desclanfani, Peavy, Pineda, Gausman or Hammel

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Drop Raisel… Bird, depends on needs/matchups…Peavy at home

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Slimbo: you can drop raisel in ANY sized redraft league. 45 teams, drop him.

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    What’s up with that Chipper Jones-esque fair weather Mets fan quote in the Adam Conley blurb? I do take offense sir!

    • The Tribe says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Yeah that’s a bit too hotheaded. I mean they’re making the playoffs so kinda ungrateful. Unless that’s what grey was poking fun at

      • Scott says:
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        @The Tribe: Why? It was only 500,000.

        • The Tribe says:
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          @Scott:dunno what you’re referring to…

        • The Tribe says:
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          @Scott: @The Tribe: Unless that’s a Hitler quote?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No politician should ever let his picture be taken in a bathing suit

  8. Clint says:
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    So when Franco returns next week I’ll have a logjam in my h2h points keeper league. Which 3 should I roster for the playoffs: Carpenter, Pedroia, Kendrys, Franco, and/or Holliday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Carp, Pedroia, Morales

  9. LadyScorpio says:
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    Hey Grey! I LOVE Lindor too and am fortunate enough to have him on 1 of my 2 teams this year. Will be keeping him in 2016! Likewise with Harper!

    I agree with the Russell Martin comment. Indeed, that would be VERY distracting! LOL!

    Please be sure to check the forum, got a question for you about SPs for tonight.

    Have a great day!
    LadyScorpio

  10. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    A slight correction to your Arrieta stat line. He went 8 innings last night. That makes 3 very good starts without a W. I also have C. Martinez and T. Ross. Them NDs are gonna hurt!

    Thanks.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: I was surprised they sent him out for that 8th also Grey, no worries. It probably cost him the W…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  11. Justin says:
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    Good morning grey,

    Awesome write up as always man. It saddens me the daily write ups are coming to an end. I don’t have any who to start questions or anything like that just question of what team you’d want entering the playoffs. My best friend and I have a bet to see which team is better(on paper of course)

    I’d like all opinions. So which team? 12 team 8×8 bb Tb h holds qs and k/9 are extra cats. H2h.

    Team A:
    Perez
    Abreu
    Rendon
    Desmond
    ARENADO
    Harper
    Cutch
    Crush Davis
    Calhoun
    Piscotty
    Souza
    Kendra’s
    Corey seager
    Bn Ellsbury
    Sp: grienke cole kuechle wacha iwakuma severino Salazar
    Cl: miller krod boxberger kimbrel

    Team b:
    Santana
    Goody
    Phillips
    Correa
    Miggy
    Walker
    Cargo(col)
    Bryant
    Marte
    Ozuna
    Adam jones
    Pablo
    Cargo(hou)
    Tulo
    Avisail

    Sp: kershaw archer fiers syndergard Tehran rodon

    Rp: betances Benoit ziegler tolleson jepsen

    We start 5 outfielder one extra infield slot and 2 util. That’s for the quick thought on this debate

    • Justin says:
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      @Justin: for team a its Kendrys not Kendra and team b it’s goldy not goody

  12. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I have a friend that wants Sano to play 3rd for 10 more games.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: how bout ever playing SS, 5 times started, he’d be a first rounder.

  13. Lipson says:
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    Drop Sano for Lindor? I need some AVG help and Lindor is going cray cray right now, Sano is just meh. Yea he has a small 4 game hitting streak, but Lindor….

  14. bobby bonilla says:
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    streamer hates Yordano and McCullers today.

    i really need the innings but i also need sterling era and whip.

    thoughts on the starts?

  15. Moisture Alou says:
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    Lackey is only getting 2.1 from SON for his start at MIL vs. Nelson. Sh*t is real at this point. Do you start him?

      • Nelson says:
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        @Grey: Why is it so down on him? the bad HR park? Im desperate for Wins, but dont want to blow up my ERA. Still no good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Miller is a hitter’s park, 2nd to only Coors

  16. Funny Name says:
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    Chen tomorrow $6.9 and Gausman saturday $6.1 @TB. Hellickson sunday @SF $3.4. Do you trust any of these starts? Slim pickens on the FA market for starters. Peavy and B. Anderson worked out well for me the last 2 days so thanks for the advice on them.

    • Funny Name says:
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      @Funny Name: Also with a 10 game home stand would you recommend Morneau, or Rosario? Not too confident in their playing time and I only get 5 moves a week in my h2h matchups, and i only have 3 left this week and looking to stream.

  17. Wilsonian says:
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    Werth was on waivers in my 8 Team league (until I grabbed him) – and we have an opening for next season.

    Facebook message incoming in 3…2…1…

  18. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Lindor over Segura RoS?

  19. Cram It says:
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    Did you know Eddie Rosario leads the league in triples? In less than 400 AB’s! Amazing Did you also know that he was my last round pick in NFBC? Amazing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: You picked him last round? That is impressive, seriously… I took John Mayberry RFD

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Yes and thank you. Hey, Mayberry was actually hitting cleanup for a major league team for a spell! Domingo Santana in the 45th is pretty savvy. A shame he didn’t get consistent playing time earlier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Samardzija in the 5th round looks less brilliant

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: One of the more epically disastrous seasons I can think of, relative to where he was drafted. Tough to make up for that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When you throw in my next pitcher was Zack Wheeler, it makes it hard

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: He was gonna be meh anyway. Teehee

  20. EA says:
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    I guess i’ll drop Harvey after his Sunday start? What’s funny is I am in 1st place but I’ve had to drop Tulo recently and going to drop Harvey after Sunday (maybe). Great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: Yup

  21. papasmurf says:
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    Proving his werth! I grabbed him on waivers to cover for Giancarlo in RF. At this point, seeing how G is a slow starter and is returning from a hand injury, we owners are probably better off without him for the rest of the year.

    Waiver pickups old dudes AROD, Werth, and Beltran have really helped me out in the last few weeks. My roster is really a house of cards held together with smurf glue made of shroom paste. I can’t smoke’em all, after all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, I’d just play Werth until he cools off

  22. Steve says:
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    Pham or Castro as a bench bat down the stretch?
    Arencibia or Realmuto, same question?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Pham…Realmuto

  23. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    On bye this week, trying to game the weekly move limit to prepare myself for next week. Would you pick up any of these guys for a start? I can pick up 2, so please rank. (6×6, QS)

    Cashner at home vs Giants
    Kennedy at home vs Giants
    Milone at home vs Indians

    Also, someone just dropped Peavy. I think he’s worth the waiver add for his next start in Petco – what do you think?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Cash, Kennedy…Peavy’s okay in Petco, nothing terrific

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That Russell blurb was amazing. Gosh Johnson could probably weigh in on that.

    Anyway, it looks like Nola is now slated for an @ ATL start on Sunday (rather than MIA next week).

    Which 2 SPs would you start for QS, good ratios, and some Ks?

    Nola @ ATL
    Estrada @ ATL
    Rodon @ CLE (6 straight QS, including v CLE + 2.08 / 1.15 ERA/WHIP in the last 30)
    Corbin @ SF (4 straight QS, including shut out v. SF, 3.08 / 1.29 ERA / WHIP in the last 30)
    Duffey v. LAA (not sure if its worth resting playoff hopes on a newbie)

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Do you like Gaus or Chen @ TB more?

        All 4 of my opponent’s last SPs pitch on Friday, and we are very close across the ratios, so I think I may hold off on Estrada and gauge where things are once I have a clearer picture. I also have Hudson and Holland (oof) in my back pocket on my bench if I need to go for it on Sunday.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chen

  25. Harry Hood says:
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    Hi Grey..Do you trust Colby @ home vs Astros today? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harry Hood: Not really, but I’d start him in some leagues

  26. The Tribe says:
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    Grey,

    This write up was great. (so that means the others were a waste of my time, thanks! Kidding!)

    Question for you – 12person obp/slg league, who should be the keeper choice between Springer/Abreu? Other keepers are:
    Harper, votto, arenado, and Cain sugar. (also have cole, who is currently top 25 in player rater, but I prefer to draft late pitchers, although you may expect a arrieta like breakthrough so…)

    So tl;dr , pick 3 keepers between cain/springer/ g. Cole/Abreu. Its a QS /obp/slg league.

    Thanks dude!

    • The Tribe says:
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      @The Tribe: I’m an idiot, that actually should be pick 2 rather than 3. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Tribe: Thanks! Harper, Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Tribe: Oh, out of those other ones…Springer, Cole, though your question is confusing

  27. troy says:
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    At this point we should start noting when cespedes doesn’t homer or win a game for the Mets, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @troy: Ha, true…Last night!

  28. E says:
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    How do you view Arrieta going into next year? I can keep him as a third-round pick. How’s that sound? Would you keep him over Kolten Wong as a fifth-rounder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: He’s better than Wong

    • EA says:
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      @E: I can’t tell if you’re kidding or not. Either way – don’t make the wong choice

  29. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call – Pick Two ; work you Magic :
    JP Arencibia – home vs Tillman —- Not sure if he’s playing
    M.Montero @ Pit. Morton — Playing

    Trayce Thompson -home vs Nolin —-Not sure if he’s playing
    Colby Rasmus @ Tex. Lewis —–Not sure if he’s playing
    T.Pham @ Mil.Nelson —– Not sure if he’s playing

    6×6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: Montero…Rasmus

  30. Bryce Krispie Treats says:
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    Went to the twins game last night… 1 hour rain delay for nothing (it was sprinkling) and it lasted 12 innings and they gave up that yack to JD Martinez. Great way to spend my time when I had to work in the morning!

    Looks like the twins are fading quick. I dont know how much twins baseball you’ve watched, but I just dont see it in them to make the playoffs anymore. Lackluster would be a good word to describe them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised they were in the hunt at all

  31. Chris says:
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    Took large cojones to start Erik Johnson & Cashner… and then Keuchel crapped all over their good work!

    Werth / Canha / Gattis / Pujols on my roster and fighting for 2 spots (OF/Util). Who should I start regularly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Werth, Canha

  32. J-FOH says:
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    Is it safe to talk MC finale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Im glad it was Claudia. VIVA!!! I liked her risk taking and signature on everything. Derek was such a pleaser trying to give them slight variations of what is trendy in the foodie world. I still think they lucked out they didn’t have to face Nick. Was it me or did Stephens semi final dish seem like the one you would most like to try, Claudias second and Derricks was the yawner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked the end even if I saw it coming a mile away… Claudia was freakin’ sharing a bed with her kid like she was in Willy Wonka! The desserts in the final were lame… A poached pear? Blech, who would want that? Her fish looked okay, I thought her tamale was my favorite looking dish, but strictly on my own tastes… What did Stephen make again? Scallops?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Stephen had the scallops. The dish was adventurous. Look out for his food truck!

            Dessert was not good by either but I agree the tamale looked the best. I felt bad for her too and this will be a bigger life change for her than anyone else. If Sky was in on this he would say the judgement’s aren’t quantifiable and hence the win does not exist.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If Gordon Ramsay went through on everything he promised a MasterChef contestant (he does this every year), he’d be broke with no time to do anything else… I don’t want to enter the wins argument, but if box scores started listing Quality Starts, would you be better with it? I am neither endorsing nor bashing Wins…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Gordo has a team that wears Gordo masks to handle his empire.

                Only if they changed the stat to a sliding scale then I’m 100 percent on board. Definitively rewarding crap is worse than the crap shoot of wins. That’s my only take. I like vulture wins. It’s kinda exciting like seeing bare boobs when you never thought you would see boobs….like at the beach.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, the vulture win is the nip slip of baseball.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: grey you get me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Simpatico, my Mexicamerican brother

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Viva Los Lothario!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That sounds like the name of my Latin American album

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I didn’t realize you were so popular in Latin America. Do you go by Gris Todosbrillante Fantasía Libertine Maestro?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m actually not popular at all with Latin woman, I think they think I’m marycone…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Its maricone….you do know what that means?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, of course… I can’t help it if Latin women can detect the machismo

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I think you meant they CAN’T detect the machismo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes typo… Obviously my phone knows better

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Siri: Sorry Grey, I can not allow you to ever type that you lack machismo, that would be a lie

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Funny, I was just texting Cougs and I’ve started calling her Siri when I want her to pick up something from the store

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you’ve shown me pictures of her, she doesn’t look Egyptian

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No, but she prolly walked like one at her prom

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      ZING! Cougs is old!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I zung her!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      You two zung each other

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe

  33. nick the dick says:
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    Bought my wife a Dooney and Badenhop bag once. No good, all she really wanted was a Prado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… An Endy bag is nice, pricey though

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @nick the dick: @nick the dick: Great Nutty Professor line about Jaso’s hair yesterday. Well done.

  34. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    What’s good?
    Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I’m actually glad the Mets are coming back down a bit. They were wayyyy too hot for too long and I think it could be setting up well if they play poorly for a week or two here. Or maybe I’m delusional.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As a BB, I should know this, but you’re a Mets fan?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: My Dad grew up in Queens, yeah. I didn’t much have a choice, I think I left the hospital in a Tom Seaver jersey when I was born.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where in Queens?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, we have so many Mets fans, I’d say more Mets fans than any other team

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Seems that way, right? Wonder why that is, they really haven’t been growing their fan base these last few years…
            I think he grew up in Astoria if I’m not mistaken. But I could be.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah…Nice…My mom’s office is in Queens and my grandparents lived in Queens their whole lives…

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: We probably played together as kids and didn’t even realize it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Did you used to go to the library on Jericho Turnpike and look at human anatomy books too?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: That was you????

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BB! I knew it!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Best day ever

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That was actually a solid three years

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: No I meant today is the best day ever cuz we found out we used to be friends

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Best day ever…after those three years in that library

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Okay, right. So today is the 1096th best day ever. Unless one of those library years was a leap year. Then this would be the 1097th best day ever.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s what I’m saying!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Well in the grand sense of time we weren’t that far off. There’s been what, a trillion days so far?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think it’s closer to a bazillion, but maybe

  35. Cashmoneybrother says:
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    The two start options are piss poor week 25 but i have both burnett and happ. I know they each have a coors field start but fcuk it, this is how we roll.

    Also see the dodge switched kershasaurus from a coors start to a home start against the dbags.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean nice on Kershaw (who I don’t own, but good for him)… Sucks you have guys in Coors

  36. Pete says:
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    Okay to stream Hendricks today @ PIT in my 7×7 with QS and W’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Kyle Hendricks – given a 3 run lead . Gives up 6 hits , 4 runs on 64 pitches. Taken out after 3 Ip

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Incredible

          • JoeG414 says:
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            @Grey:
            And now the Cubs got the lead in the next inning

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              In-effin-credible

  37. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    gearing up for 2nd round in the money league. still got burnett/stroman in DL slots. keep or obtain which two of these: (i may have made this decision too late, could’ve reaquired wood i dropped about 5 days ago this morning but was beat to him)
    Nola @ MIA (0),
    Stroman vs NYY, @ BAL
    Peavy @ SD (-.5)
    Gausman @ BOS (-22.5)
    Duffey @ DET (-14.2)
    Conley vs PHI (11.5)
    Niese vs ATL
    could also start with niese on MON, go to peavy or conley for WED, go to Duffey for FRI.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wood comment applied to yesterday morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Burnett/Stroman prolly but don’t know Burnett’s start

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: auto dropped burnett as his next start is @ COL tuesday. He’s also seemingly allowed a high amount of XBH in his 2 returned starts. Stroman i moved to last open active slot, i can see what he does tomorrow vs BOS first before deciding, if he’s awful i’ll just drop. For time being Nola is still on roster as well, the most recent rotoworld blurb (about less than 3 hours after earlier one though) claims PHI ISN’T shutting him down. More likely they haven’t made any decision and just don’t want to get caught lying.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: or influencing how he pitches tuesday either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Peavy over Burnett then

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: right now i’d have to drop stroman to get anybody new, and of course if stroman looks bad at all he would be drop for peavy, since @ BAL isn’t exactly a good spot either, and that one is next week when i need it. another option i forgot about is
        cosart vs PHI next thursday, could even use this one after peavy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Peavy over Stroman

  38. EA says:
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    hmm… Yelich or Peralta? Peralta gets sat against nearly every lefty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  39. Wilson says:
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    A Rod or Moustakas for ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Rod

  40. Wilson says:
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    Should I start Cueto (@DET Verlander) tomorrow? Or sit? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think you can start him at this point which means you should likely drop him

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha, indeed….

  41. hondo says:
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    Drop Pujols for Bird in a H2H redraft?

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: With Soler back,it looks like Baez will be losing more PT since Bryant probably won’t do as much OF time.
      Drop Baez or the soon to be Mattinglied Seager?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grab Seager

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Grey: and these are the kind of leagues wherein one has the choice over these two, even now that seager has like a 1.4 OPS or some such crazyness. These leagues are like unicorns to me.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

          • hondo says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: They’re both already on my roster,I need a spot to stream next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I wouldn’t

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • hondo says:
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            @Grey: You answered the question even though you didn’t get what I wrote.That’s the mark of true genius.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, see!

  42. Fungazi says:
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    Using my limited adds during the bye week to line up some streamers for next week. What do you think about these two that I got so far?

    Koehler vs Phil, vs Atl

    Porcello vs TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both at home

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Yup, all those starts are at home.

  43. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Jung Ho Down! They said it was a knee issue on the radio, and it didn’t look good. Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: nice Elaine line. this does bode well for harrison’s playing time ROS, and in my money league some people seriously to pay attention as he was grabbed 38 minutes ago.

  44. The Big Yabu says:
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    7×7 roto, includes QS and K/9, scraping the bottom of the streamers-barrel to try to make a last-minute push for first place:
    SON likes Hellickson’s next 2 starts (@ SF = 4.6, @ SD = 12.1) more than Sabathia’s (@NYM = -0.7, vs CWS = 7.9), but somehow Sabathia feels less risky these days.
    Who would you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go CC

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

    Looks like SON hates most of my options for tomorrow but does Grey think anyone is worth starting? I am up by like 90 again… I already have Scherzer, Lynn, and Fiers going so is one more even worth it?

    Stroman vs. BOS (-5.8)
    Porcello @TOR (-7.0)
    Locke @LAD (-9.7)
    Haren vs. STL (-10.3)
    Paxton @TEX (-11.8)
    Heaney @MIN (-12.1)
    C. Anderson vs. CHW (-17.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream Haren from them if I really had to, but doesn’t sound like you do

  46. Sam says:
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    With Seager, the Dodger’s team doctor is really taking one for my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thankfully!

  47. herschel says:
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    @grey: which reliever with sp eligibility would you rather own for saves? ross or colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  48. Scott says:
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    Funny story. At 1220 EST today I was looking to pickup Avisail Garcia for a short slate fill-in. At 1235, I noticed I picked up Adonis Garcia by mistake. Stupid mobile ESPN and it’s initials! Oh well, I guess I’ll roll with him and see what happens…

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Gah! Braves are facing a right-hander today.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Doh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Here’s to Adonis have a big game!

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Scott:
      Avisail Garcia up in the 1st with 2 on, he pops up. Now he’s 1 for 18 , after going 10 for 23.

  49. Gareth says:
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    Alvarez batty call. Woohoo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  50. JoeG414 says:
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    Kyle Hendricks – given a 3 run lead . Gives up 6 hits , 4 runs on 64 pitches. Taken out after 3 Ip

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      And Now the Cubs take the Lead.

  51. Gareth says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which one of these you like the LEAST tomorrow:

  52. Gareth says:
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    Smyly @home versus Baltimore Chen
    Verlander @home versus Kansas City Cueto
    Fiers @home versus Oakland Doubront

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Gareth: guess what actually comes next in sequential order? here’s an opp to lock it down.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: watch me save gareth much labor, rather than using 12 characters it could go smyly vs BAL, or hendricks @ PIT Morton. Some companies actually would pay top dollar for that service. Or those people that fill closet space efficiently (for a living), they get the paper (wallet paper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  53. Tom says:
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    Is the league starting to figure out Schwarber? Would you want him or Martin the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Martin

      • Tom says:
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        Thanks. Do you see Schwarber as a top 5 catcher next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he has the eligibility, seems likely

  54. Jack says:
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    Leake or Eickhoff? That sounds funny.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Leake

  55. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Alright, for the sake of my corner infield slot in 75% of my leagues this year, let’s hope this old trick can work some magic:

    Drop Pujols for *insert any CI eligible hot schmotato here*?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  56. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    I need to add 2 bats to my light lineup tonight (especially as Abreu & Dread were given timely days off – booo).

    I’m up in runs, SB, and slightly in OBP. Down in HR & RBI.
    Here is who I am looking at:

    Matt Adams @MIL – Nelson (not much to go on recently, but a good matchup)
    CJ Cron @MIN – Milone (hits lefties well)
    Nolan Reimold @TB – Moore (he hits lefties, need to make sure he is playing)
    Jonathan Schoop @TB – Moore (great matchup, but somehow struggles against lefties)

    others in consideration: Souza, Bour, Marisnick, Prado

    What are your three favorites in order? (in case one of them isn’t starting tonight)

    Thanks!

    • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: can’t use bitch tits (fatt adams) yet till you actually see that he’s playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Bour, Souza

  57. Tom says:
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    What are your thoughts on Gregory Polanco? He seems to have played much better down the stretch after his mid season slump. Will finish close to 10 HRs and 30 steals. If he can get the average up, he could be very valuable. Do you see him as a top 20 OF next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Easily

      • Tom says:
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        How high do you think he can go?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe top 50

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do you mean in value or where he will be drafted? In value, he can be top ten

          • Tom says:
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            Value. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  58. Max

    Max says:
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    I’m confused with the lack of love for Jose Abreu while everyone is loving rizzo. Looking at their stats, HR, Runs and RBI are all the same while Abreus Avg is 20 points higher, with Rizzos SB total 15 higher. Im seeing rizzo taken from the 5-8 range next year abut abreu is in the late 20s. How is this difference justified?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15 steals is huge, and easy two rounds difference in value

      • Max

        Max says:
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        @Grey: Im understanding him being ahead, but not by 20 picks. Getting a safe power hitter that gives you roughly 100-30-100-0-300 is a beautiful thing these days. Id put him 10-18 at the end of the 1st round, first half of the 2nd round.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo is younger, has speed, can be the same in average and has more power… They’re not hugely different, but two rounds is about right

  59. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Please rank the first 3 for the last couple of weeks
    Stroman, McCullers, Jungmann, Desclafani, E-Rod, Rodon, Smyly

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups…Smyly, E-Rod, Rodon

      • Moscowitz says:
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        I [email protected]Grey: I cant. I have a bye week as i ended the regular season being first. Next week is semi finals and i have to replace Raisel with only one move left. It wasnt an optimal management of my moves this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why did you finish in first?! Ugh

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: Because my team was better than the other teams however i might have wasted a few moves too many to get there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could look at schedules to see matchups though

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: I will but somehow i am still afraid of Smyly having to primarily face likes of Yanks and Jays and Sox in Boston etc…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re afraid of Smyly facing the Yanks? I see what you did there…

  60. Steve says:
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    KANG!….looks done for the season based on his writhing this morning. Who to replace him with in the lineup?

    Lowrie, Shumaker, Ahmed, Asche, Romine, B Butler? (Can swap around MI to make CI work)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Muchas gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  61. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    if you have enough DL spots i’m perfectly fine with pedroia now, even if i knew he’d miss half or close to half of each season. back to hitting homers (i’ve only ever owned him in one league since midseason last year with 5 DL spots) at 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  62. Db says:
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    Inciarte @sf or deshields vs Seattle
    Friday, sat,sun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  63. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: H2h playoffs

    who to stream ?

    Heaney @ Min
    Finnegan @ Mil
    C Anderson vs CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  64. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    if they don’t dock garza’s contract for quitting on the team this really doesn’t set a very good precedent for next year when any old bum player who now sucks can the tell the team to suck it while still getting paid. JB should weigh in on this one. Not quite as bad as Geno Smith being a welching bitch (football reference), but similar, say gate of the same ballpark, not quite in the park though.

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: not sure what the collective bargaining agreement says on stuff like this but i would try every lawyer hook and crook to get the F out of that junk deal he has, or at least the prorated part for remainer of this season (about 1.39 mil if he’s making 12.5 this year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s just done

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Grey: i agree he should be, but if he’s gonna quit on them (refusing a bullpen role for 19 days while making 1.39ish million to do it) they shouldn’t go out of their way to say anything other than bye bye dude, publicly or otherwise, not the “here take this 1.39 while brushing us off and we’ll be nice enough to even to pretend that you are actually wanted next year” which is the current story given to media.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sadly, in the majors, 1.4 mill for that is a bargain…

          • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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            @Grey: this is what happens when your team is one of like 4 to ignore sabermetrics, you end up paying some washed up hump 1.4 mil to NOT be on your team for 19 days.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  65. Slimcompoop says:
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    I missed Tuesday, but happy Thursday Grey, happy funky-funky Thursday man!

    I’m in the H2H Championships and currently hitting/pitching the cover off the ball. I dropped Reyes last weekend out of necessity and picked up A.Ramirez. Can’t get Reyes back at this point as he’s been picked up by another team. Pedroia, Phillips and Andrus are all out there. Would you recommend to pick up any over Ramirez?

    Also dropped “Beef” Wellington last weekend to pick up Gattis. I’ve been happy with him but just wondering if you’re buying into the hype of Arencibia lately, or, think Russell Martin is a better option this weekend.

    Hope all is well and appreciate the feedback!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funky Thursday! Hey, man, great stuff on the team! Alexei’s been pretty decent, but I’d go Pedroia… I’d go Martin…

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking the same thing. Appreciate the feedback and apologies for not checking in the past couple of days. Still owe you a waffle taco.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem ‘poop!

  66. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Im trying to decide who would be the drop(s) for me to grab a streamer or two.
    12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10)
    C-C.SANTANA
    1B-E.HOSMER
    2B-B.DOZIER
    3B-T.FRAZIER
    SS-M.SANO
    OF-AJ POLLOCK
    OF-M.KEMP
    OF-K.CALHOUN
    UTIL-K.DAVIS, C.SEAGER
    BENCH-J.BAEZ
    DL-H.RAMIREZ

    SP-M.BUMGARNER
    SP-G.COLE
    SP-C.KLUBER
    RP-A.CHAPMAN
    RP-J.FAMILIA
    P-AJ.RAMOS
    P-J.FERNANDEZ
    BENCH-D.SALAZAR, C.HAMELS, D.SMYLY, JA HAPP, M.STROMAN

    Also, I know its early, but which 10 would you keep out of this group?
    Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly is a streamer, Happ would be next….

      2B-B.DOZIER
      3B-T.FRAZIER
      SS-M.SANO
      OF-AJ POLLOCK
      OF-M.KEMP
      OF-K.CALHOUN
      SP-M.BUMGARNER
      SP-G.COLE
      SP-C.KLUBER
      RP-A.CHAPMAN

  67. Steve says:
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    Ozuna’s been awful recently and doesn’t show signs of turning it around. Drop for Pham or hold on for Ozuna’s power upside production now that Stanton looks finished for the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, go with Pham

  68. JoeG414 says:
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    Matt Moore. Where did that come from ? WOW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Bull Pen blew the win anyway

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  69. Db says:
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    Reimold @nationals @ Red Sox
    Cron @astros @mariners
    Conforto vs Braves @reds
    Odor @athletics @astros
    Gutierrez @angels @royals

    Pick two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Odor

      • DB says:
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        @Grey: what about for the weekend
        Conforto vs Yankees
        Cron @twins
        Domingo vs Cincinnati
        Odor vs Seattle
        Which two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cron, Odor

          • DB says:
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            @Grey: Pham vs reds and Brewers or still going with cron and odor

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pham over Odor

  70. JuelZ says:
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    Drop pujols for Cron?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  71. Limit says:
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    Gyorko vs Bettis in Colorado or wong vs haren

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  72. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Alright, since this is now becoming an epic shizzshow, I thought it should be mentioned: I am currently in the midst of some unfathomably bad pitching. Of the 17 days we’ve had in September, the duvet has thoroughly soiled by one pitcher or another on all but a few. It was no surprise that when I got home from some post-vocational revelry and saw that the Rays-O’s score had changed from 3-0 Rays to 4-3 O’s that Alex Colome had endured a torrid time on the mound.

    The gaze of the malocchio is firmly upon my pitching staff. Ugh.

    Great, Kela has allowed Castro and Valbuena on to start the 7th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks… There’s still tomorrow!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Ha! It’s funny you say that because after each implosion, I’m filled with optimism before the start of games the next day. Gotta love the manic-depressive nature of fantasy baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, totally!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Btw, I noticed that Sundance channel is airing a new season of “The Returned” that starts on Halloween. I think you mentioned before that you’re a fan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hell yeah, saw the same thing…Can’t wait!

  73. JoeG414 says:
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    Is Pharm an “right away” add if you need a hitter ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah grab him

  74. Alps88 says:
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    2 quickies
    Is Iglesias a keeper at $6 for next year. He will take a bench spot on my roster rest of way. Unless he comes out of bullpen
    And
    Do I drop Reinhold for Alex Rios. Who do you think gives me more stats in the last few weeks
    Thanks pal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Raisel, and go Rios

  75. JoeG414 says:
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    Any reason to start Happ in Coors in a 6×6 daily roto ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      God no

  76. JoeG414 says:
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    Please rank or pick your best two streamers :
    C. Heston Tue @ S.D.
    T.Duffey Sun home vs LAA
    Koehler Tue home vs Philly
    Danks Sun @ Clev
    Need Wins and K’s 6×6 roto

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Add Locke @LAD also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler, Duffey…Not without their risks

  77. Endershadow says:
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    Pick 2 Keepers for next season please.

    8×8 w H,TB,BB

    Rizzo, JD, Springer, Sano

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