I’m going to look right in your eye and say, “I don’t know where Jacob deGrom‘s coming from.”  Don’t turn away from me.  *turns your face by chin*  Look at me.  I don’t know everything.  I’m sorry.  I know that upsets you like finding out that Santa Claus is really just a drunk man in a costume.  I apologize profusely if you didn’t know that about Santa too.  It hurts me to ruin your naivete more than anything.  Your child-like innocence is what originally drew me to you.  Alas, we’ll find something else.  Like deGrom, for instance, we can discover him together.  In Triple-A, deGrom had a 6.8 K/9 this year, and 7.5 last year.  Always had nice control, but he has a 9 K/9 in the majors.  You don’t see guys often jump up a pedigree when they go from the minors to the majors.  He’s always featured nice command, which is the key here.  When a guy can command his pitches and then learns how to throw a new pitch that is special, he can use it effectively.  So, what did he learn?  Supposedly, Johan Santana gave him the secret sauce recipe for The Change.  Another key is his velocity.  This isn’t a guy who is adding a new pitch with 89 MPH velocity.  He throws his fastball in the mid-90’s.  Throw one pitch in the mid-90’s and another dropped in around 84 and you have a recipe for Ks.  As was the case yesterday — 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 13 Ks — when the Marlins were like Farmer Ted striking out at deGrom.  Still think he’s closer to a high-7/low-8 K-rate guy with a mid-3 ERA, but it’s still a lot better than I thought he was when he came up.  Now let’s move past this lapse of judgment by me and try to enjoy ourselves.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Harvey – Threw off the mound at Metco.  A batter stood in the box, but didn’t swing.  Okay, so he’s ready to face the Mets, but what about everyone else?  He should be able to report to camp in February and have a normal offseason.  A baseball player’s normal offseason:  drink beers, game fish.  A football player’s normal offseason:  lift weights, kill someone.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI. as he hit out of the three hole.  So, the Mets have seen better days.  Still, a cheap catcher who’s batting third could help in some deeper leagues.

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I cannot tell a lie (I can); I streamed Cosart yesterday.  Hey, it’s September and I need starts.  Stop looking at me like that!  The Stream-o-Nator didn’t like the start all that much, and hates his next one, so I dropped him prior to the game even ending.  Hit ’em and quit ’em, right?  Fist bump me, I insist.

Justin Bour – 2-for-3, 1 run.  Did Peter Bourjos change his name in the Witness Protection Program?

Adeiny Hechavarria – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Has a hit in every game but one in September, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Hechavarria hot or Heckuvaverylongshottostayhot?  Good question, Mumbles.  I’d go with the latter, but if you’re desperate it seems you could do worse.

Masahiro Tanaka – Went five scoreless in his rehab start and may return this weekend.  Tanaka said through a translator, “I feel good, and translators should get generous gratuities from reporters.”  I don’t know, his translator seems like he’s pulling a fast one.  Tanaka pitched well in that rehab start against no one special, and I wouldn’t go near him in any leagues, unless extremely desperate.

Chase Headley – 0-for-2 as he returned to the lineup after being hit by a pitch in the mouth.  Headley said, “Next time a pitcher starts singing, Put It in Your Mouth by Akinyele, I’m gonna call time out.”

Alex Colome – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I like Colome, and not just because it sounds like Rhett Miller should be singing his name.  I don’t love him for this season, unless extremely needy.  Hard to predict what he’s going to do or even when he’ll start next.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 31st homer as he returned from his injury.  HR to the Rizzo!  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I just took peyote, so what does it take to get fired from here anyway?”  Rizzo’s return was inauspicious until he hit a 9th inning homer and then it became auspicious (I could be switching those two).   If you benched Rizzo to see how he’d do on his return, it looks like you should get him back in your lineup.  Right, Kev?  “Oh, look a Key Lime pie,” as Kevin eats a green urinal cake.

Travis Wood – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.86.  Stream-o-Nator sorta liked this start, but honestly, I’ve had a hard time pulling the trigger on starts vs. the Reds.  I know they’re terrible this year, but everything I’ve learned about the Reds for the last seven years tells me danger.  The Ghost of Dusty Baker must be haunting my thoughts, could be why I wanna to go out and throw 220 pitches too.

Alfredo Simon – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Hard to imagine how he got only 3 Ks vs. the Cubs.  Throw twelve balls in the dirt to Baez and Arismendy and you have four Ks alone.   On a side note, didja you hear about the game out of the Dominican Republic called, Alfredo Simon Says?  You pull out a gun and everyone has to do what you want.

Bryce Harper – Exited the game due to lightheadedness.  Could be because his hair is spiked and there’s less pushing down on his skull.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.34.  Good start, I like Strasburg, so don’t take this the wrong way, but how on Al Gore’s green earth does he have an ERA of 3.34 when he’s pitching against so many NL East teams?  The Mets, Phils, Marlins and Braves have two hitters between them.  Not two on every team, I mean two hitters for all of them.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  That’s in like 30 games if you remove his “My hamate bone is made of peanut brittle” games.  Not too shabby!

Evan Gattis – Missed yesterday’s game and has now missed a full week with what the Braves are calling strep throat.  As anyone who has gone to high school knows, if someone misses a full week with what they’re calling a ‘sore throat,’ they’re actually pregnant.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He’s automatic!  That’s automatic to show up at the park on his scheduled day to pitch.  Stupid caveat.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 5 ER.  I’m going to leave my drink here for this nice man with a machete to watch while I go to the bathroom. *five hours later*  Hey, what’s up nice man with a machete?  Whoa, that’s weird, my voice is coming from over here, but my body is over there.  AH!!!  Roofie!

Jose Reyes – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 27th steal.  Only 13 more days to make your stats look good, Reyes!

Ryan Flaherty – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Making the best of his time in the lineup with Chris Davis out.  See, I live by the credo, Flaherty will get you everywhere.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-2 as he stays hot.  You know why?  Because he demands that of himself.  Actually, I have no idea.  But that’s what I always say when I don’t have an answer.  “Why is your cousin such a jerk?”  “Because he demands that of himself.”  See?  Works every time.

Collin McHugh – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.66, but left the game after taking a comebacker off his forearm.  He says he’ll make his next start.  That would be McHuge!

Zach McAllister (6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks).  The matchup of McHugh vs. McAllister led to a gentleman’s bet where the loser would have to dress up like a leprechaun and take a picture with Jose Altuve (3-for-4, 2 RBIs).  Me tinks amn’t just a wee bit of craic!

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-3 and his 10th steal.  Still a bit of a stretch to say hot schmotato for him, but he does have two steals and a three-game hitting streak.

Chad Qualls – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 18th save.  Mean’s while, Tony Sipp and Josh Fields said, “Not it!”

Gregorio Petit – 2-for-3, 1 run, and hit a homer on Sunday.  Petit is a 29-year-old rookie.  Hey, I’m not an ageist.  For crying out loud, I married a cougar!  But a 29-year-old rookie is not good.  For the Astros?  Very bad.

Alex Avila – Missed yesterday’s game after taking a foul tip off his mask on Sunday.  Avila said he should be ready to go on Tuesday, but he was also dressed like Peter Pan and flying around on invisible wires, so he may not be all there.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I saw the game score with how many runs the Twins scored (6 total), and I immediately thought Verlander was pitching again.  Watch Verlander throw a no-hitter in the postseason and everyone next year is like, “Verlander is good because of that one random game in the postseason, Grey, get with the times, but keep the seventies facial accoutrements.”  Wait, why am I talking about Verlander, this was Scherzer’s start.  Um, he’s great, not so much yesterday.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 23rd homer as he moved in front of the 22-homer J.D. Martinez (3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI).  Their averages are also only separated by .003.  This is better than a Triple Crown race!

Torii Hunter – 2-for-5 and his 16th homer.  Variety announced that Tony Todd would be playing Hunter in The Night of the Living Zombinos.  No word yet on who will play Victor Martinez.  I’m hoping for Luis Guzman.

Andrew Romine – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Well, he had three steals about a week ago.  Yeah, Romine is about as exciting as eating your greens.  Not greenies, Chris Davis, calm down.

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Nathan had worked the previous two days and Ausmus isn’t smart enough to make a change in closer.  So, four ladies and gentlemen, not your new Tigers closer, Joakim Soria!

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer.  Now has two homers in the past three games, and four homers in the past eight games.  Don’t you love when you win your H2H matchup because of a random hot schmotato?

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th steal.  Continue on to the next blurb, I just want to ask myself something.  “Hey, handsome, when you call Santana a sleeper for next year, how bad will he bomb?”  “Jerk!”

Joe Mauer – 2-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  Well, if that one day wasn’t worth a 1st round draft pick, I don’t know what was.

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Damn, Stream-o-Nator liked this start, but due to his last start that was flippin’ off the walls with too many balls, I didn’t have the requisite courage to stream him.  Stupid lily-livered constitution!

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer.  That 5th round draft pick isn’t look so bad anymore, is it?!  Oy.

Brandon Belt – Activated from the DL, but he won’t play every day.  He could platoon and pinch hit while he gets in game shape.  “Just get the Nachos Libre combo at Tacoteria.”  That’s Sandoval explaining one way to get into game shape.

Joaquin Arias – 3-for-3, 1 run, now hitting near-.350 in the last week with no homers or steals.  It’s the Age of Arias, but unless Beverly D’Angelo’s reading, I can’t fully recommend him.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – His regular season is over due to his shoulder inflammation.  I’ll miss his expressionless expression.  Ryu, you wife just touched Kemp’s ding dong.  Nothing phases Ryu.

Juan Uribe – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Let’s just say this about Uribe in Coors.  I’m currently stockpiling Diamondback hitters that go into Coors in a few days.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer and 2nd in as many games.  Hitting homers in Coors is like picking on the little kid on the playground.  Hitting homers off Christian Bergmann is like picking on Little Stevie from Malcolm in the Middle.  (Side note: Don’t look up to see what Stevie looks like now.  He has not grown into Steve Harvey.)

Nolan Arenado – Headed for an MRI on his sore ribs.  Aw, shooty lou!  You’re supposed to get injured when on road trips, not on home stands.  That’s Rule Number One thru Ten for Rockies players.  It’s actually the only rule!

Wilin Rosario – 3-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Only 18 more homers and he’ll be right in line with preseason projections!

Danny Duffy – Will pitch today, but not for the Royals, he’ll throw a simulated game.  Someone who works in Hollywood as an extra should see if they can get work as a simulated fan.

James Shields – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  Not a bad throw-in the Royals got for their trade of Odorizzi for Wade Davis.

Norichika Aoki – 4-for-4, 1 run.  It’s telling that he has the most boring four hit night.  He could rain on a bukkake party.

John Danks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.88.  Gavin Floyd retweeted this with a smiley face.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting over .300 in the last week with three steals.  Not really known for steals, but a guy playing like he wants to prove something in the final two weeks ain’t so bad.

Jake Petricka – 1 IP, 2 ER and his fourth blown save.  Robin Ventura said after the game, “The Royals got lucky out there.”  Yeah, lucky to be facing Petricka.  Snap!

Hisashi Iwakuma – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Oofa.  Bad day to quit barbiturates.  Since he’s been hit around multiple starts in a row, I wouldn’t be surprised if Iwakuma’s battling through an injury.  If you have other options, I’d lose him in all leagues.  No time to let a guy figure shizz out.

Josh Hamilton – Hoping to return on Wednesday.  I hope he does too, just so I can go back to ignoring him.

Albert Pujols – Grabbed his hamstring as he ran into 2nd base on a double.  Angels have playoffs locked up + Pujols has a hamstring cramp = Dr. Brown’s Celery Soda.  Okay, math’s off there.  Was supposed to equal ‘Pujols may sit a bit in the final two weeks.’  Angels are saying it’s not serious, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sit for a few games.  Lowercase yay.

David Freese – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  *reaches into bad Dr. Freeze pun hat*  Looks like winter is coming early!

Brennan Boesch – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I told you he was a sleeper (in 2008)!

Matt Shoemaker – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 3.04.  Don’t need him to be bombed, just want his ERA above 3.00 to help him fly under the radar next year.  C’mon, do it for Unky Grey!  That Unky as in ‘we’re familiar enough to be family,’ not as in Australian slang for crackhead.

Andrew Cashner – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.20 as he won his 4th (!) game.  Finally figured out how to pitch for the Padres.  First one to one wins.

Jonathan PapelbonKen Giles will be the closer for a week, because Papelbon was suspended for seven games for motioning to fans as he grabbed his crotch.  Papelbon explained, “That’s how people greet each other in Philly.”  Someone was having a good day when they came up with the idea for cream cheese.

 
  1. Flowers misses his old glasses, but he's ok tho says:
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    drop either quack or petricka for giles?

  2. Dave

    Breddy says:
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    The other things to keep in mind with DeGrom are that he started out his professional career as a shortstop, so what’s scary is that he may still be learning to pitch and its not inconceivable that his velocity could take another step forward next year… Also, going from the PCL to Metco, even though the level jumps, if you account for park factor, one might expect better numbers in the show. Conclusion: next year Noah Syndergaard may need to change his name to Noah Kindergaard for making the the K crazy NL East look like elementary school.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Breddy: Yeah, that’s true about the SS thing… He has a lot fewer innings on his year than some guys

  3. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    burnett @ SD
    or
    hutchison @ BAL
    no matter SON’s rating that BAL scares me a bit, but clearly hutch has been much better than burnett lately.

  4. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    This ones for you Grey…Pilates stretches your muscles, improving your posture and helping you appear taller.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: Watching my wife do pilates stretches my muscle too. Just sayin’

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Phil of the Future: You should post a video of her doing it so we can all stretch together

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: Easy, there F! That’s the mother of my child you’re talking about.

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Phil of the Future: Sorry my morning wood got the best of me

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              @JeF With 1 F: Water under the bridge. We got playoffs to win!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: quite possibly the wackest fact of the day yet, but hey we still enjoy your company. Keep up the adjective work. DO IT!!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: Cant really argue with you on that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: I read that comment while balancing a book on my head too!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: So not only will you appear taller you can walk the runway as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m a posture first kinda guy

  5. PK says:
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    How would you guys rank the following?

    Giles, Quackenbush, Mujica

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @PK: if for saves first, ratios later move mujica to 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Mujica, Giles

  6. The Animal says:
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    I need to improve HR,R and AVG!! ESPN 5 cat standard ends on Sunday.
    Would you add Trumbo, S.Pearce, A Garcia instead of either: W.Myers, J.Lagares, J.Soler and/or K.Vargas.

    The hittertron LOVES Trumbo especially in COL.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Animal: Trumbo over Vargas, Pearce over Lagares

  7. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    for best production with some steals 1 out of pollock/avisail/cain/de aza. i’m guessing pollock since he’ll be in COL?

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: few pickups here, can only pick one, would have just gone de aza for today/wed then pollock after if i had that choice. Tron still likes de aza more. or cain today/de aza tomorrow/pollock ROW after.

  8. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Which batter do you like the most from Thursday to Sunday? Position doesn’t matter just need numbers for potential fill in.

    Uribe, freese, de Aza, and Arcia.

    Thanks Grey! In the World Series couldn’t have done it without you, time to seal the deal.

    • Greys #1 Fan says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan:

      Scratch de Aza he’s not playing Thursday and that’s the day I need someone most.

  9. Phil of the Future says:
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    Sup G.
    Look at our buddy Puig gracing us with a counting stat! Be still my beating heart. I’ll take the steal, though. Too late for 30/30 or do we have a shot?

    Really grateful for the Cashner start. Iwakuma set my kitchen on fire whilst cooking his noodles and Cash came in fire extinguisher in hand. He later saved a kitten from a tree and nursed a baby bird back to health. I don’t care if I had to wait all season for you please give me a few more starts like this. PLEASE!!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I’m torn between wanting him to tear it up these next two weeks for my playoffs and not doing too much so I can get him cheap next year. We have not yet seen the best of Puig. And I want to be there when we do.

        • Grey

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          Agreed, I’m going to like him again, but a bit more conservatively

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            @Grey: That sounds good to me. But I really think he never fully recovered from that hip thing he had in June and generally didn’t feel right physically the second half, but he’s a gamer so he played hard – too hard – every day he was in there.

            If he goes into next season with a little better pacing(not sprinting like a wild horse from the starting gate) there could be great things ahead.

            BTW I hate seeing Hisashi like this. I hope he’s not hurt. I thought maybe last night he might have been tipping pitches, at least it looked that way. They seemed to know when the offspeed stuff was coming. I’m locked in for the two start week, he goes to Houston this weekend, so we’ll see. I just hope he makes the start.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, good analogy… He’s like a thoroughbred horse that needs to pace himself… Something’s up with Iwakuma, he’s not this bad…

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Agreed. This isn’t regression. This is injury, tipping, maybe mechanical. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t make his next start this weekend. I could really use the start to be sure, but not if it’s anything like last night’s. Dude tried to hand me a weekwhacker.

                Now I know you are just one man, but I expect you to fix this mess, Grey.

                • Grey

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                  I will fix it if you and One F can come together, and settle your feud over me…

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I think we all need a weekend getaway together. Maybe British Columbia or something….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      How about Sonoma?

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    Uribe, Freese or LeMahieu at 3b to fill in for Arenado?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Jay: that’s gonna be uribe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Uribe

  11. James Skrmetta says:
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    Well after getting Ozuna’d my team has been eliminated from the playoffs. Another great run derailed by drafting Tulowitzki in the 2nd, Bruce in the 3rd and Hosmer in the 4th.

    Fantasy baseball is the greatest sport in the world but what makes it so great is coming to this website every morning and seeing what Lord Grey has to say.

    Thanks for a great season guys, good luck to everyone still in the playoffs. See yall in March.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @James Skrmetta: see ya. there’s posts in offseason too, just less of them. actually most important ones if you’re in deep dynasties. all 30 team prospect reports.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @James Skrmetta: After losing Tulo and the disappointing seasons from Bruce and Hosmer making it this far is quite an accomplishment. You must’ve done some good managing!

  12. Puigleague Choo says:
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    I think Dave Chappelle should play Austin Jackson in Night of the Living Zombinos, as he seeks to kill as many as he can while secretly hoping to turn. His pleasure principle and (un)death drive have been fuzed in this scintillating Freudian nightmare!!!

    “He doesn’t mind, but he does…BRAINS.”

    • gareth says:
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      @Puigleague Choo: Austin Jackson’s not a zombino.

      That’d be Torii Hunter, Victor Martinez, Carlos Beltran ect.

      Its Basically a veteran showing signs of life in the twilight of their career.

      • Puigleague Choo says:
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        @gareth:
        Yeah, that is reflected in the log line. Ajax secretly seeks zombinohood through eradication of zombinos. Fighting off (career)death in a drive towards the undead. I forgot to mention, it’s an alternative history period piece that takes place in May 2014.

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    Ugh, Pujols. I’m in a H2H championship this week. Keeper, but Albert won’t be kept. Probably need to drop him, if he’s not in the starting line-up tonight, huh?

      • Pine Tar Incident says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. You were absolutely right about him this year. *refrains from making Josh Rutledge comment*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  14. gareth says:
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    I’ve accumulated middle infidels these past few weeks and want to drop one for streamers as I can only start 3.

    Daniel Murphy, Jordy Mercer, alcides Escobar, Jason kipnis.

    Who’s the drop?

  15. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey, 10team h2h 5×5….need hitters for the championship run! pick two.. Bogaerts, Lind, Soler, Avisail, Arcia…im pretty solid in steals. i have Rajai, Hamilton, Santana, Heyward, Kinsler.

    Thanks for all your help

    • 740 says:
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      @740:

      PS: I lost Chris Davis..smh

      • gareth says:
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        @740: first two. Xander and Lind. Both hot right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Xander, Avisail

  16. gareth says:
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    Watched the indians game last night. Colin McHugh was very impressive.

    However i went with Dexter Fowler over Wilson Ramos for my batty call as McAllister really isn’t very good and I thought the Astros would light him up.

    He ended up being adequate. Dammit!

  17. JustanUncle says:
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    is it safe to drop lackey? in a 12 man league?

  18. gareth says:
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    At degromic con, resistance is futile.

    They are having an inaugural Comic-Con in Cleveland in February. William Shatner has already confirmed. Apparently you can sign up to be part of a dinner with Shat for $500.

    Bargain!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: That’s $1 for each pause between words

  19. gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: I don’t think it was 3, Cust kayin’…

      • prez says:
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        @Grey: like 6….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gonna be GNAC! Gareth Needs A Calculator…

  20. Ralph Lifshitz

    ralph lifshitz says:
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    Thanks for coming back a few days too late Rizzo, and you hit a homer at that. The least you could’ve done is gone 0-4 with 2 k’s….

    • nick the dick says:
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      @ralph lifshitz: Helluva job on hip hop sunday Ralph, you put in work. Squared us all away.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @nick the dick: You like that Native Tongues piece? I had to get in some of the lesser known cats too like Chi-Ali. Funky Lemonade is a slept on banger.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @ralph lifshitz: I loved it all it was fantastic. That lemonade was good to the last drop, awesome stuff. I had forgotten about that shizz

  21. gareth says:
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    You liking

    Peavy @Arizona

    Or

    Kazmir home to the Rangers

    As the better start today?

  22. papasmurf says:
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    Choochoo McWho is pitching like an ace yet I still haven’t even considered him a keeper candidate. Probably for the best, since you can throw a dart and get a decent pitcher nowadays. And next year, can probably draft him fairly late for his value. But still very appreciative of what he’s done this year. The only hiccup he’s had this year was due to the finger problem. When healthy, he’s been consistently excellent.

    The smurfs have ordered hot schmotatos wholesale. Iannetta (and other catch(ers) du jour), Lind, De Aza, Avisail, Pearce.

    Smurf mushroom paste seems to be decent glue this year. Hope to keep that house of cards up for another 2 weeks or so.

    • gareth says:
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      @papasmurf: you need to patent that mushroom paste.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Nice stuff, PS…. All about the schmotatoes…

  23. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Trumbo appears from the dead against me of course!

    Stroman been cut loose (benched last night) but @NYY this weekend does him no favours either, Jays simply don’t win there.

    Brennan Boesch, terrific! Where’s Chris Shelton when you need him?

  24. gareth says:
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    “I streamed him on a Monday and my heart stood still,
    De de grom grom grom,
    De de grom grom.
    somebody told me that his name was Jake,
    De de grom grom grom,
    De de grom grom.”

    • paddyman says:
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      @gareth: ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gareth: Ha… That was Bruce Rondon’s song

      • gareth says:
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        @Grey: Sisqo is chasing saves and sings: “let me see Rondon, Ron don don don don don.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  25. D0nk says:
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    Have a keeper dilemma (no strings attached). Need to choose 3 of the following: Samardzija, Fister, McHugh, Cashner, Fiers.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @D0nk: McHugh, Cash, Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @D0nk: Cashner, Samardzija, Fister

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Out with the old, in with the new, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, there’s a case to be made for that, Samardzija is only 29 though, Fister 30

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I thought Fister was older for sure. That’s still plenty young. Samardzija I just don’t fully trust for some reason. I think it’s the hair. I’m jealous.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have good hair too, helps me appreciate others with good hair

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: The hair might be good, the style is not. We call that a mudflap in these parts.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA… I’m reminded of Spinal Tap… Awesome…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Business in the front, party in the back!

                    Wise to sit Soler against Cueto tonight ya think?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, seems to make sense… Party in five days, front and back!

  26. Three questions:
    1. Did Mr. Roto quit baseball after reading Razzball because he realized he isn’t funny, and knows nothing about baseball? Which he isn’t, and doesn’t.
    2. Is Angel Pagan baseball’s only oxymoron?
    3. Why did Duracell never ask Al Kaline to advertise for them?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @basement artie: forgot his nickname around here, but he’s known of razzball for years. (was it a stooge name?)

    • nick the dick says:
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      @basement artie: these are all great questions and I need answers now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @basement artie: 1. Yes 2. Sandoval if he keeps losing weight 3. Ha!

  27. Don Majkowski says:
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    Please rank top 3 for overall production over th next 2 weeks.

    Hamilton, Cuddyer, Vargas, Betts

    Thanks

  28. Joe says:
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    Does Odorizzi have one start this week or two? Streamonator has him starting Sunday but ESPN has that rotation lined up differently.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Joe: colome is sunday.

    • gareth says:
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      @Joe: if in doubt, check official Mlb channels. Espn is a bit slow on the uptake. I streamed kazmir for today. Mlb.com had him pitching for todays game last night. Espn had noted the switch with shark in their notes but failed to register that kazmir was starting today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Odorizzi was bumped, won’t start Sunday, I don’t think

  29. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in 20 team dynasty that we predraft this year got to keep as many players as we wanted from whatever team we named ourselves, at 11th overall i got stanton, which was crazy and great. but had i missed him i would’ve taken trumbo over abreu (team needed a homer guy), and rankings said trumbo higher (and he’s not old), which would have probably put me into some crazy wrist slashing shit for the last few months.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: watching the last few picks click off i was like “how is stanton even possibly sitting out there”, and then as i grabbed him i made fun of those 10 owners. one guy grabbed cliff lee (at his age) ahead of stanton. another posey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  30. Magnitude says:
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    Are you cool starting Peavy @ ARI and Porcello @ MIN today in a H2H championship matchup?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Magnitude: I could see Porcello having a bad time in Minny. They have been hitting well, are aggressive on the bases, and they just touched up Scherzer.

      If you need both starts I suppose you could, but Peavy is the safer option if you can get by with one.

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you bench Cuddyer for Mookie today?

    Cuddyer is at home v. Haren

    Mookie is on the road in Pittsburgh v. Morton

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  32. Clint says:
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    Since I’m already getting hosed in my 10 keeper h2h pts league playoffs I’m wondering if I should sneak any more potential keepers onto my roster in the next week or so for 2015 if I fall out playoff contention. Here’s the best guys available:

    Joc Pederson, Gausman, Derek Holland, Salazar, Taijuan Walker

    Here’s my current roster:
    C: Mesoraco
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Seager
    SS: Segura
    OF: Puig, Harper, Bruce
    Util: Bautista, Taveras, Cuddyer
    DL: Machado
    NA: Chris Davis
    SP’s: Liriano, Teheran
    RP: Keuchel, Wacha
    P: Arrieta, Gray, Ervin, Colon
    Bench: Fister, Minor, Cobb, Shark, Ventura, Fiers
    NA: Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Pederson over Colon, Gausman over Ervin, Salazar over Cuddyer

  33. nick the dick says:
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    Hey should I pick up Boesch for my h2h championship run? He’s really good right? Dude hit a homer last night! *wink wink nudge nudge Foh*

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I called that homer and question yesterday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, JFOH, hence my jubilant giggle

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: can we forever call deGrom Farmer Ted. He’s the king of WTF!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @J-FOH: He’s the deGrom King right now

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Hair farmer ted

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  As in “put a rake through that mane.”

        • nick the dick says:
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          @J-FOH: I know you did you prophet, you. Didn’t think i’d wink and nudge you for no reason did ya?

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @nick the dick: wink harder next time, I need glasses yo’s!

            • nick the dick says:
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              @J-FOH: you mean those big ol sunglasses arent prescription? Make sure you stay up on your yearly physical cuz you didnt feel the nudge either, numbness in extremities is no laughing matter. I dont want to find out you have a blood clot that we could’ve prevented. Health first, then baseball/music/vaping/poontang.

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @nick the dick: thats fantasy baseball, i don’t really do real baseball

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @J-FOH:that was implied

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: your name implies a lot too

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: that i like to put my dong in a hot dog bun for an old lady to grab? You know me too well…

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: Brett Baxter Clark? We got a B movie star in here

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: i just go by BBC nowadays to keep the groupies at bay

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: HAHAHAHA, I’ve seen that acronym on porn hub

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: yup one is me doing a solo dong show and the other BBC link is two Brits having fully clothed missionary intercourse with the pee pee through the open fly

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: do you sense when I make eye contact over the net? I just did….twice

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Get a room!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: i do, and i like to stare right back, helps me feel connected to my core audience. I try not to blink when i’m close.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: Grey has a good idea, we can make hip hop movies. I always wanted to be a director. Burt Reynolds j
                    “Jack” character in Boogie Nights is my idol. hence Jack full of Hate….i hate I’m not him

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: haha if only we could all be the perfect man….good thing im a B movie actor if we’re doing movies now. All the dialougue is in rhyme i take it?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: we can do the 808 hand clap

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: haha by hand? its no hard snare but anythings better than these lame snaps in every beat

  34. Game of Throws says:
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    Grey and Mike,

    What do you guys think of the strategy of streaming two pitchers facing each other. You increase you chances of a win, but decrease your chances at 2 wins.

    For instance, the stream-on-nator likes Kyle Hendricks start tomorrow. So I picked him up. But there isn’t many other options to stream in my league. So, i’m thinking of picking up his opponent D. Corcino. Even though the stream-o-nator does’nt like him in this start, there is no one else that it does like in my player pool. Therefore he gives me the best chance at a win.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Game of Throws: IMHO, in general it’s a really bad idea. Choose the one you think has a better chance of winning – look at wOBA of the team the pitcher is facing, look at SON, look at basic data collected throughout the season on home vs road splits and night vs day splits, plus the last 5 or 6 starts. Btw, you mention ‘…decrease your chances at 2 wins…’ If you start both pitchers H2H, there is 0% chance of getting 2 wins not a decreased chance. Man up and start the winning pitcher if you can find one.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Game of Throws: I don’t mind it, Corcino isn’t good though

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Game of Throws: just look at the SON % for a win (as an example, you don’t have to trust those chances, you might think some are higher or lower). usually a streamer win chance is pretty low. What i’m saying is just pickup the best starts, UNLESS you are ONLY playing for wins, in which case playing guys that play each other is a bad idea. But if those 2 guys are the best pickups, and you have something else to gain (ratio help, K’s etc) they play those 2.

  35. nick the dick says:
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    For realsies Grey, you think starting Burnett vs sd in my finals is a good idea? After having degrom, mchugh and cashner go last night with saves from cishek and storen, i have all my ratios sparkling and dont wanna muck it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nick the dick: I’m starting Burnett, but if you’re in a good place, no reason to risk it… Though, honestly, what could the Padres do?

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Very true. Gyorko still scares me from all that preseason hype i guess. Gotta be a 4 homer game coming soon!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s due for a 18-homer game

  36. MooseOutFront says:
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    Classic Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department!! lulz

    good stuff Grey. Made the championship round again this year. I’ll keep you posted!

  37. Wilsonian says:
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    Wow. So I burned a move yesterday in dropping Dozier for Prado. Then I burned a move dropping Revere for Xander. Now I’m down to 7 moves for the rest of the week. Now I hear that Prado just had an emergency appendectomy and I need a 2nd baseman. Who’s the pickup?

    Murphy
    Assdribble
    Hill (who goes to COL Thursday for a 4 game set)

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    This is why I DESPISE move transactions limit leagues.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. I’ll make the move later – gotta make sure someone else doesn’t drop dead on my team. F-ing transaction limits…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  38. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, will you start Burnett vs SD (Kennedy) in a W & QS league? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  39. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 (OPS & QS), 5 moves for the week: If Arenado’s out of the lineup again tonight, drop him for another bat or hold my move for pitching help?

    Available bats: Uribe @Col (HT 22.9 tonight), de Aza vTor (16.3), Lind @Bal (16.4), Krispie @TB (-0.1).

    If not Arenado, I could drop Ortiz (though last I read he’s due back during this series) or W. Davis. Or I could wait a day since I’m dropping Odorizzi tomorrow, but need his start today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait a day

  40. TC says:
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    Start Odorizzi tonight vs. NYY?

    SON thinks it’s decent ($10.50), but he has a horrible track record against the Yanks, yet is dynamite at Home (2.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 9.5 K/9, 3.2 K/BB).

    9/10 @ NYY 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 K’s
    7/2 @ NYY 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 K’s
    5/3 @ NYY 4 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does well at home, start him

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @TC: Flyball pitcher in a power-sapping park against an ice cold offense. I understand the reluctance, but you should start him.

  41. Steve says:
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    Schafer, Marisnick or Dyson for streaming steals today?

    Hittertron likes Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson if he plays, Schafer otherwise

  42. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Well i just brought back Gyrko to my team to start him over Wong…hes been good lately so we shall see if this S.O.B. screws me again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, prolly

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Grey I’ve had GYORKO on my roster since opening day that means you like me better, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is hard to compete with, one F!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: you know where you bread is buttered baby

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re my pimpernickel!

              • JeF With 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Ha Ha…is that a new glossary term

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  When someone is the bread that you need to butter?

                  • JeF With 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: nah we need to find a home for pimpernickle

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Help!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: are u looking for a definition for pimpernickle?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure

                    • JeF With 1 F says:
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                      @J-FOH: Not easy to fit into baseball terms, there has to be something though

  43. Jack says:
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    If I am JUST looking for Wins for my H2H championship week, is this the right rank:
    Hammel vPHI (Buchanan)
    Archer vCHW (Noesi)
    Minor vNYM (Niese)
    Kennedy vSF (Vogelsong)
    Salazar @HOU (Feldman)
    Petit @SD (Cashner)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does SON say?

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey:
        SON’s Win chance listed to right now. SON’s matchup for Hammel is incorrect as noted.

        Hammel vPHI (Buchanan) .43 (but vs Tex (Martinez) which is wrong)
        Archer vCHW (Noesi) .41
        Minor vNYM (Niese) .39
        Kennedy vSF (Vogelsong) .38
        Salazar @HOU (Feldman) .41
        Petit @SD (Cashner) .36

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hammel, Petit, Salazar

  44. das coffee frau says:
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    can you pick 6? im out of it in my keeper league. you can keep multiple people with same round value (they just bump back to the next round – i,e goldy(1), miggy (2), stanton (3) if you keep all three)

    Goldy (1), Miggy (1), Stanton (1), Machado (21), Donaldson (24), Altuve (8), Brantley (18), avisail (27), gregorypolanco (22)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Miggy, Stanton, Donaldson, Altuve, Brantley

  45. Wake Up says:
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    Fakt of the Dayy: Snapple’s rad!

    IMHO: Humble opinions are not anonymously posted on fantasy blogs

    Fakt of the Ni-ight: The light from the moon, once reflected, still contains enough radiation, solar power, and thermodynamic properties, to melt bleu cheese, prolly…

    WRap of the Dayy: If you fold it the right way, you only need one piece of tape, Uh,
    the sky’s cryin’
    a donkey brey
    and Grey, got a breeze of vape (fresh for 88, you suckas)

    Grape Juice of the Dayy: Indians!

    WU4!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice Grape Juice of the Day, thought you would’ve went with Welch’s

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Wake Up: *starts slow clap*

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: *joins slow clap as it turns into full applause*

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: legends doing legendary ribbing is what we look up to here.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: he takes the time and has the forethought to do it all in one fell swoop. #Legends Never Die

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Wake Up: Nice

  46. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    hey Grey, mustache still rockin’.
    how you rank these starts tomorrow:
    Buchholz @ Pit
    Gee v Mia
    Alvarez @ NYM
    McCarthy @ TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Alvarez, I’d look at SON

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey:
        Buchholz @ Pit (6.5)
        Gee v Mia (12.9)
        Alvarez @ NYM (8.4)
        McCarthy @ TB (6.2)

        Gee appears to be the winner. thanks. i just needed the extra push, i’m like a crackhead going through withdrawals during these playoffs man, questioning everything i know to be true… then that santa bomb… i just don’t know what to believe anymore!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, no problem

  47. Tom says:
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    Trying to get win saves this week. I have 1 more move left. Would you:

    A) Pick up A. Sanchez (6 games left) and put him in a SP slot to vulture a save to add to saves from my other 3 closers
    B) Pick up W. Davis (5 games left) and put him in a SP slot to vulture a save to add to saves from my other 3 closers
    C) There is no C
    D) Drop Feliz, (5 games) one of my 3 closers, and pick up Giles (6 games)
    E) Keep my final move in case an offensive guy gets hurt.

    NOTE: If my hitters stay healthy I should win 4 out of 5 offensive categories, BUT if one of them gets injured, I have no hitters on the bench. I should also win K’s and the rest of the categories, including saves, are a toss up right now (i.e. without any changes).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        If I eliminated option E, which do you take?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give me the options again, my phone don’t scroll…

          • Tom says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for answering mobile!! I guess as active as you are you need to be mobile.

            A) Pick up A. Sanchez (6 games left) and put him in a SP slot to vulture a save to add to saves from my other 3 closers
            B) Pick up W. Davis (5 games left) and put him in a SP slot to vulture a save to add to saves from my other 3 closers
            C) There is no C
            D) Drop Feliz, (5 games) one of my 3 closers, and pick up Giles (6 games)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem… B would be my 2nd option

  48. nick the dick says:
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    I’m pretty sure Stevie grew up to be Childish Gambino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… He now looks like a kid from Degrassi Junior High

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Those big ear stretching rings and dimple piercings are a bit unsettling. I knew Drakes character was based on someone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It just shouldn’t be little Stevie

  49. martin says:
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    Steve Pearce, AJ Pollock, or Alejandro de Aza. Who fills the Giancarlo sized hole left in my offense mid playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  50. MarlinAstroCubs says:
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    Grey, I need help. Degrom or Richards for a fourth keeper? Either would be kept at 20th. I love Richards, but the injury makes me think twice. Both seem to have similar stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom

  51. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    A quick joke. A Jew is preparing to eat his sandwich at a construction site when one slice of bread falls to the ground. Of course, everyone runs down with him and would you believe it…THE BREAD LANDS BUTTER SIDE UP!!! The Jew is beside himself with joy. The next day he tells his Rabbi and asks for the meaning of this. His Rabbi considers this for three days and finally has the answer….THE BREAD WAS BUTTERED ON BOTH SIDES!!!

    Morale of the story…May your bread always land butter side up!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Ante GALIC: but a little floor spice makes everything nice

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thats it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice!

  52. Scott says:
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    Streamer question, who to start:
    Stults home vs Phil vs Hamels (StreamoNator with a 10.0)
    Santiago home vs TX vs Baker (streamonator with a 7.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Santiago

  53. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Go up to somebody and ask them if they have two 10’s for a 5…they will reach for there wallet to give it to you 95% of the time, as long as you say it matter of fact.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The only problem, who carries cash anymore?

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: This Guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What? Haha…

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: i’m betting they stop and notice what’s happening as the money enters their hand, or as they are reaching for it. i’ve accidentally pulled this off simply due to stupid cashiers at taco bell though, pay for 5 dollars of food with a 10 and get back a 20.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: i think thats pulling a pimpernickle

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: Ha Ha thats it

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @nick the dick: Although don’t think that works too well for the razz glossary

        • nick the dick says:
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          @JeF With 1 F: its great for everyday use however

  54. crock says:
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    Pearce over Vargas the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  55. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the unstoppable humor/wisdom. In the H2H playoffs (5×5) and my opponent has a ton of pitchers going this week (no chance I can catch him in IP, and therefor K/W). Hoping to win ratios and make a bid for saves. Thinking about using a pickup I’d normally use for streaming to take a strong MR. Would you rather take Wade Davis or Neshek for the week? Alternative would be streaming someone like Chris Archer.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the kind words! Wade Davis

      • dizzystpizzy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks hombre!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, hermano

  56. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    For those of us saddened by Dunn’s likely retirement, we have a new portly replacement:

    Anthony Rizzo!

    Seriously, you can see his love handles through his jersey. He’s probably put on close to 50 pounds since he came up with the Padres. Rejoice, everybody! And he won’t strike out as often, either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think there’s a shortage of fat players in the majors

      • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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        @Grey: I agree, but Dunn started out having a pretty athletic build, and got fat fairly quickly. Guys like Matt Adams are DQ’d because he was fatt from the start.

        I swear I’m not autistic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DQ’d like Dairy Queen’d?

  57. nick the dick says:
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    You see this thing chris sale and some sox do where they try to use a big word of the day in their post game interviews? I love it, sale is my new fav. I’m a sucker for vocab

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Link please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I Googled it… I like how repudiate and acquiesce are big words… Haha… Oh, Amurica…

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: haha yeah i got a kick out of it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is good… Sale’s a baller!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: I hate the wordy word types. Speak so everyone can understand you.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: you are so full of hate

  58. Annie's Boobs says:
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    Grey, thank you for your solid advice every season! Quick championship-week question for 10-team NL-only:

    Would you dump 2 starts from Eovaldi (@NY, Was) for 1 start from Marco Gonzales vs Milwaukee on Friday night?

    Or do you roll the dice with Evo tonight and then dump him immediately for Marco (and perhaps picking him up on Sunday again if need be)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. I’d start Eovaldi tonight then dump him for Marco…

  59. prez says:
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    Hi grey!!

    I have peavy on the bench right now? Should i keep him there? I need wins and Ks most…

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @prez: I’d start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @prez: Hi Prez!!….Do It

    • prez says:
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      Okay, hes in there! Still have a bad feeling…

      Thanx all!

      Hi jef!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t have those feelings, it hurts the good vibes in the air

        • prez says:
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          @Grey: i hella <3 grey albright…. Hella…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, thanks! Hella back at cha!

  60. Bad News Sugarbear says:
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    SO… it appears that Nolan has pneumonia. I’m stuck with him this week due to weekly lineup, do you think he should be dropped now for the last week? He’s already going to be in Petco and LA, and it seems like pneumonia might affect his baseballing abilities even he did play… sigh. Pretty sure i know the answer to this but thought i’d delay the pain by asking a 2nd opinion.

    I have Bogaerts with 3B eligibility in my Util spot so I could replace Arenado with any position bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait until Sunday to see where he’s at by then

      • Bad News Sugarbear says:
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        @Grey: thx, i will do that. i expect Ryan Flaherty will still be on the wire then anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Bad News Sugarbear: @Grey: Hard to imagine a fella with pneumonia being much use for the rest of the season.

        Damnit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, sucks

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: sucks even more in a dynasty and I’m stuck with him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but bright side is also you have him in a dynasty!

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Grey: i’m “stuck” with him and goldy in quite a few spots (have been trading for both for last few months) it’s like sitting in a locked room with a giant bar of gold, knowing the guy with the keys won’t be here for awhile, but he’s coming.

  61. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Van Slyke or Duda for tonight? Gut says Van Slyke. Should I listen to it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with the gut

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he read my creeper

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brennan Boesch?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Van Slyke?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Von Hayes?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you didn’t read it did you?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Uribe and Van Slyke and everyone in Coors, yeah…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: good then continue mocking

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: Thanks for the input fellas. ESPN screwed me though. At 6:03 I picked up Van Slyke and put him in my lineup for Duda. At 6:05, when games locked, I dropped him to pick up a streamer for Thursday. However, ESPN did not have Van Slyke in my lineup for tonight. I know the transaction went through because it is on the log on my league page.

  62. Hondo says:
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    Yahoo says Chen gets the Red Sox Sunday,SON says it’s Tillman. Who’s right? I know Ubaldblow is getting a spot start for the O’s tonight,so I guess that means SON is correctly whispering in my ear that Chen is pushed to Monday,which in a 7 game week gives him 2 starts in my championship round.
    I had to burn move 1 of 6 to replace Arenado with Uribe,but could dump Chen for something useful this week,like a good streamer or Thursday batty call,then pick him back up Sunday since I shouldn’t have to tinker much and should have a move left for him or another 2 game starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess SON’s right, but I’m not sure…. Depends if you need a streamer or a batty call…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hondo: check at espn/mlb.com. SON only has what Rudy puts into it, and when that stuff changes he has to correct it. Yahoo is very often wrong about starters more than 4 days in advance. MLB (or the team in question’s page), and espn are all better. If there’s still any doubt search by player’s name, sometimes you’ll see blurbs about being moved back/injury status before some sites adjust who they show starting.

      • Hondo says:
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        @goodfold2: Thanks,I use ESPN a lot,but got in a hurry researching Pollock when I saw he was available and hadn’t gotten there yet.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Hondo: espn screwed (actually accidentally helped, since he got reamed) me over with kazmir, it didn’t have the S next to his name so i forgot to put him in. hard to trust these sites.

      • I’ve found my SP data feed performed well this year but it only updates once a day. i use MLB to check probable starters and find it accurate for the 3-4 days they project. My feed provides 7 days and I extrapolate an extra 3. More risk/inaccuracy the further you go out but makes roster planning a little easier (i like to hold onto a streamer if his next matchup is favorable).

  63. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i’m reading in some spots that benoit is back already, but i’ve seen no actual report saying he’s back or is closer again. him or quackenbush over petricka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quack

  64. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    with that shoemaker news, it could end my K chances in one league this week, but in another league where i have much better chance (and it’s the finals), this means my opp loses both latos/shoemaker at the same time.

  65. Hondo says:
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    Thanks.Just noticed Pollock (4 games @ Coors) is available and my only bench guy is Joe Panik for some unknown reason(scratches head).I’ll switch them and hold Chen until I figure this out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Pollock

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Oh,I already did.I was surprised he was still there.He plays Thurs and Panik doesn’t.I’ve a lot of multi position guys,so even with only 1 bench guy I’ve still got backups everywhere(but C of course).
        Luckily my opponent has Prado as his only 3B,forcing him to use move 5 of 6 early,I’ve still got 4 to stream with if needed.Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice…

  66. Sad Keanu says:
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    Pearce is playing out of his mind right now. Where do you rank him next year? His history shows he’s not this good. Maybe he’s juicing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s barely a top 80 OF

  67. Bruce says:
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    I’ve got Uribe filling in for Arenado…would you drop Nolan for Pearce..? he’s so hot right now plus If I don’t get him my opponent probably will…

    • Bruce says:
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      @Bruce: side note: I could also wait on arenado and just drop Peavy for Pearce now that Peavy’s last start is tonight

      I only have four moves for the week

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Peavy for him

  68. goodfold2 says:
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    and there’s hutchison looking like he did earlier in year. last 4 starts were all great, and ALL 4 other times he faced BAL this year (2 each at home and road) he was great. under 1 ERA/WHIP before today against them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  69. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    drop dilson (losing playing time, to even reuben) for somebody i can slot at IF till Zimmerman is back? grandal/didi/turner/isikawa/arias. NL only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arias

  70. jef with 1 f says:
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    Streaming Bart tonight…c’mon big boy

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: of course I turn on the game and he’s got bases loaded with one out

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @jef with 1 f: and OZUNA is up

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @jef with 1 f: that a boy..struck out OZUNA and Jones ground out *dodging bullet*

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Woohoo! Wait, I don’t have that lard ass

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @Grey: Ha ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  71. SteveNZ says:
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    J-Up has picked a terrible effing time to go into one of his swoons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I hate the playoffs. Much more fun getting to them. My h2h team never seems to play any good once they’re there.

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @SteveNZ: H2H is frustrating come playoff time

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: sometimes it’s the best time of year in dynasties to pickup players for next year (even if eliminated teams are locked out), if you yourself are losing bad enough you can pick up other people’s drops. i’m about to go out 3rd or 4th in my biggest league. Same with 20 teamer where i lost stanton. Kicking ass in losers brackets in 3 or 4. Kicking ass in semi’s in 2, close competition in 1 finals. It’s weird comparing those to rotos, where nothing has changed.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: i was able to grab rizzo in a keep 4 league about 9 days ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you won last year didn’t you?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Nah – lost in the final. Was managing the team from Fiji!

            Have to learn to schedule my vacations better.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Fiji one year, Paris another… You got it pretty tough, SteveNZ…

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Well, when you put it like that…

                Don’t think this year’s trip will be repeated for a while though.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Fiji’s easy (easier?) for you guys, right?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Hell yes. 3 hours to Fiji.

                    11 hours to LA, another 10 or so to London.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that’s a schlep…

                    • royce! says:
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                      @SteveNZ: Totally worth it!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey:Awwww. I’d fly around the world and back again for you guys.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What? Not three times?

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: As many times as necessary! BTW, I know I said it yesterday, but I’d be amazed if Im going to be distracted by h2h playoffs at the game next week. Still early I suppose but my opponent had JD Martinez and after benching Soler, that really stung. He has two Holds today as well. Not much falling the way of the good guys so far.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That sucks…

            • prez says:
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              @SteveNZ: best humblebrag of 2014.. Come get your trophy steve!!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HA!

  72. jef with 1 f says:
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    Flores a three run dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am the only one that likes Wilmer

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: last three games 7 for 14 with 2 Dongs and a few doubles…hot schmotato alert..and I’m with ya on Flores

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m the only one who likes him

          • jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: you said that already

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s not true until I say it twice…

              • jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: Ha ha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: sky does, I do.

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: hey you fixed the ‘s’ in ‘like’ it sounded all cool and Russian

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, stupid OCD doesn’t let me mispell things

  73. SteveNZ says:
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    Uh-oh. Here comes a benched Soler with the bases loaded…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i did the same thing for other white fish.

  74. goodfold2 says:
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    ouch, lagares out. elbow. so now in league where i’m in championship and have good chance to win i’ll be missing lagares/arenado/alcantara and maybe pujols for part of the week. all of those people were just fine in healthy as of sunday night. just what kind of idiot to you have to be to call a pneumonia a chest bruise? only have 2 bench bats and 2 adds left for week. in case i have to pickup a steals guy (stubbs)
    which one of these should i go with as last streamer
    house @ MIN
    colome vs WSOX
    if enough of my hitters come back and play and somehow do well in steals i’ll stream both, otherwise i’ll have to pickup somebody to fill hitting slots.

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @goodfold2: pujols is playing tonight

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jef with 1 f: i know. but want to take any bets he plays all other 5 days of week? how about 4?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: i’d take the under on 4 (where 4 is a tie) for a few hundred. also, for a game to count he has to play at least 7 whole innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  75. jef with 1 f says:
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    Bartolo..thru 6 ..6ks ..1 run..10 hits ha ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  76. SteveNZ says:
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    2/17. Jesus christ.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Managed to cool off Lind and Bogaerts. Not easy to do.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: It’s not nice for me! I grabbed them thinking they were hot schmos!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, I hear ya

  77. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    would’ve been neat to have taken wilmer over dilson a few weeks ago in NL only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neat indeed

  78. scott steelers says:
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    Should I drop arenado? In playoffs. No roster spot to drop and I need a hitter. Is he gonna play this wknd you think??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  79. Teddy Heater says:
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    Arenado, pneumonia? This is a WTF moment!? Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, sorry

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Cueto just served up a Hot Steamy one! Perfect timing……. Good thing I listen to March Grey and went with Teheran, Cobb & Gray!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Nice…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Teddy Heater: some idiot told media it was a chest bruise yesterday too. So he must’ve felt something in his chest, yet they waited a whole extra day to have a doctor look at it. The difference between being hit by something in chest and deep lung infection is pretty immense. And really, who’s heard of a young man getting pneumonia in september?

  80. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Astros sideline reporter talking with Bun B of UGK about how the Astros organization keeps it trill. I’ve officially seen it all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Seriously?

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Oh, indeed. Definitely tops the Braves announcers chatting with The Mouth of the South Jimmy Heart last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That doesn’t sound half bad though… Was he trying to manager Gattis, cause that would be awesome

          • Mr. Tibbs says:
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            @Grey: Ha! I don’t believe so, but one never knows with the wily Mr. Heart.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: awesome. And they said he was too trill for tv…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: i have absolutely no idea what that sentence means.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: it means mr king of moving chickens is in the building so you know some candy paint pulled up to the spot, jewels drippin, pocket full of stones, and they better have that drank stocked cuz we on lean tonight

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @nick the dick: that’s much better than the acronyms above.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @nick the dick: does seem hard to believe that is the translation for Tibb’s sentence though.

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: the Astros sideline reporter was talking to Bun B, a rapper from Texas of the group UGK, or Underground Kingz, about the Astros team keeps it ‘trill’, southern slang for keeping it real basically. It’s a term he uses heavily and it’s therefore commonplace for him to call things he likes or respects trill.

                • prez says:
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                  @nick the dick: just us next time on… Hip Hop Pre-school!!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @prez: haha yeah buddy!

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @nick the dick: thanks, yeah i had no idea about Bun B or UGK.

  81. Sam "CrimeDogs" says:
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    not trying to spam but I noticed this blog title was degromicon and he is the nature of my conundrum.

    ive got him on one team and hes beautiful in a hair commercial kind of way. now i’ve got to replace matt shoemaker on one other team and he’s sitting on the waiver wire still!!!

    i know should have got him already but that staff is loaded so haven’t as of yet pounced. should I now or wait for shoemaker to come back if he does?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d go with deGrom over Shoemaker

  82. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    anybody else have never been able to sit vargas since you only have him in leagues deep enough where you have to play him? hahahahaha. anybody else playing against cueto in semi’s or finals. hahahaha.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i have in in a 12 team and havent sat him once and im in the finals this week. Then again, i carry no bench bats so everyone plays

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @nick the dick: shallowest league i have vargas in is a 12 as well, but i do have 1 bench bat for off days. rizzo became that lately.

  83. jef with 1 f says:
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    Kennys dong…yeaaaa buddy

    • nick the dick says:
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      @jef with 1 f: I needed both of them to step up lets go!!

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @nick the dick: same here..they rewarded us for our loyalty

        • nick the dick says:
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          @jef with 1 f: they havent steered me wrong yet. 0-8 in a doubleheader? Pay me back later when it counts guys.

        • nick the dick says:
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          @jef with 1 f: soler shares the same views and i very much appreciate him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  84. SteveNZ says:
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    Soler. Noooooooooooo.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i don’t think i’ll compete in that league i benched him for other white fish, but suddenly i am and i’d be winning homers 1-0 had i played him. i guess i could’ve benched wet tail or pollock over soler, but Tron hated Soler today, and i thought cueto was worst matchup of the three.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: so that’s 4 soler homers i’ve benched now in that shallow league (his first day, his 2 homer day against STL, and now today)

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeeeeesssss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  85. Wilsonian says:
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    Arenado, Hanley, Prado, and now Shoemaker. What the hell FBO?!?! This is playoffs time and you keep hurting my team. I don’t know if I stand a chance now.

    You said take Hill over Murphy for 2nd base, but Hill isn’t playing every day. Not sure I can trust that. Go with Murphy? Or dark horse Franklin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Murphy

  86. goodfold2 says:
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    jesus, i forgot to put in kazmir today in finals of a league. how, i did remember to get burnett/hutchison in. that’s throat hanging stuff if i lose by that. i know i looked at that lineup too since i put pujols back in

  87. herschel says:
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    F.U. Glen Perkins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, that sucked

  88. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Enough is enough Matheny. Wong is hitting .300 against lefties this year, and has demonstrated virtually no platoon splits against them in the minors. Let the man hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mr. Tibbs: didn’t know it was that high.

  89. SteveNZ says:
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    Nice start by Arrieta there #FCL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, you have him too? Geezus

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Courtesy of you-know-who. A no-no would have been almost too perfect.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He dropped Arrieta too? Wow, I want him in my league next year! (Though I dropped Arrieta too when he was headed to Toronto)

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: To be fair it wasn’t an egregious drop. And it allowed him to make some moves that have helped him have an incredible second half.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, my drop of him wasn’t as smart

  90. nick the dick says:
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    Whaddaya do when your opponent has an Arrieta? Have a Kluber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  91. SteveNZ says:
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    You do wonder sometimes how Rosenthal has saved as many games as he has.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is crazy

  92. scott steelers says:
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    You think baez or daniel murphy fir the home stretch at 2nd base?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  93. jef with 1 f says:
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    So when I replaced Wong with gyorko earlier I said let’s see how he screws me again…game 1 benched ha ha, can’t make it up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, wouldn’t want to either

  94. goodfold2 says:
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    looks like, other than maybe 3 or 4 K’s i’ll have gotten lucky accidentally benching kazmir in 16 team league finals. It’s all coming up Milhouse. dodged a loss. He probably doesn’t get a QS. and i’m letting Tron go F itself when it comes to soler. let benching gordon or wet tail bite me in the ass instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a great start so far

  95. nick the dick says:
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    I love tommorrow as it marks the day that any starter who throws for me from here on out is droppable as it’s their last start in redrafts. Tomorrow i could drop samardz, madbum, cobb, fiers, wood, carrasco, liriano, holland and ventura without blinking twice. Let the streaming begin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, Kennedy looks like crap

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: kennedy? Dont think ive mentioned him. Dont have him anywhere.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: i was debating on burnett earlier, didnt end up grabbing him. Saved my moves for the wednesday dumpfest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha… I still went with him… Crap may have been a bit much, but he doesn’t look great vs. the Padres

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: yeah it was a worthwhile start i just couldnt take the risk in the finals with such a good start pitching this week. Plus i realized i wouldve had to drop a guy who would still have another start for me this week which is pointless to swap a start from someone i own for a burnett stream and i can drop 3 guys after tomorrow to stream. I hope kennedy continues his crap and you can get a win from aj though!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Turned to crap

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: rough

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, ugh

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @nick the dick: me too, but only in the lone league that actually ends this week. are most of your leagues the kind that don’t use the last 8 days of the season. All of my leagues but one use those last 8 days, seems like a waste not to.

      • nick the dick says:
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        @goodfold2: ya i was only in 3 leagues and they all end this week. Going for the title in one so anyone who throws tomorrow is gone after game lock for a stream

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @nick the dick: that’ll be me in some leagues next week as of (not wednesday since it’s a 8 game week) i guess thursday, if i make finals (or in losers brackets). carrasco and liriano are the drops in my lone this week finals.

  96. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    damn, shaw has been awful for a bit here.

  97. Sad Keanu says:
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    Kluber going to be a top 10 pitcher in 2015?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  98. SteveNZ says:
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    When you can’t even trust Wade Davis, you know it’s not going to happen for you. Trailing 10-0. Fuck the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hard to take when you were first in the regular season standings by nearly 20 games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s why I hate H2H

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: jesus, i’ve only had leads like that in deeper than 12 team leagues. i’m not good at 10 team and shallower, i don’t have a good feel for when to drop underperformers (rios/andrus/gyorko/miller/early season wong), and also am not good at drafting pitching in 10 teamers (you have to go earlier, but how much?). each and every team drafts stronger starters than me, and as year goes on I either hold some guys too long (anibal), others not long enough porcello/smyly/mchugh. and some of my opp’s grab some of the up and comers faster than me (arrieta grabbed 2 starts into greatness, after 5 years of shit, had me waiting, but he was gone).

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And there’s Vincent, just making things that little bit worse. That’s a Hold, but a shitty one and if those runners come in…

  99. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    Iwakuma and Kazmir have effectively ruined my season over the last month. Great. Time to prepare for 2015, I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  100. ebudz says:
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    Championship run time! Who gets dropped for any of the following? Avisail Garcia, Xander, Pollock, W. Myers, O. Arcia, A. Hill, Uribe, Lind, or R. Flaherty?

    Oh also, lose Petricka for Mujica or Giles?

    12 Team Standard H2H
    (1) C: d’Arnaud
    (1) 1B: Bautista
    (1) 2B: D. Gordon
    (1) SS: J. Baez
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Ad. Jones, A. Gordon, R. Davis
    (2) UT: K. Vargas, Gyorko
    Bench: (Lagares)

    (2) SP: Bumgarner, Kluber
    (2) RP: K-Rod, McGee
    (4) P: Petricka, Betances, Cobb, A. Wood
    Bench: (Stroman, Paxton, Fiers, Carasco)
    (1) DL: H. Bailey
    Bench Total: (5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander for Baez, Pollock for Lagares, Myers for Rajai… Mujica….

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks so much Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. goodfold2 says:
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    ok pollock, take some time off of screwing in lightbulbs or being served with white wine and get me some retribution for benching soler for you.

    • Grey

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      Ha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: jesus, opp just had 3 unanswered steals with cargo 2 and leonys. i was up 2-0.

  102. goodfold2 says:
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    man, burnett, you know yr shit stinks when amarista is homering off you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Effin terrible

  103. goodfold2 says:
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    i found out above (gareth mentioned it) that it was espn’s fault not having an S next to kazmir today (but mine of course for trusting theirs). i don’t trust yahoo since i’ve seen it happen (just today yahoo had the ^ next to my opp’s hanram, but he didn’t start). Now i know better than to rely on espn for that stuff as well.

  104. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    drop arenado, j.ramirez, or shoemaker if in semi finals (shoemaker def missing his weekend start, but if i advance he could be back later, but maybe not). jose is backup SS/2B, arenado we have no idea about return yet. i need roster spot to stream Gee (originally this was hutchison’s dropped spot, but i might want to use him for weekend)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  105. Gabe says:
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    who am i sitting and starting tomorrow?
    D Holland @ oakland
    Paxton @LAA
    Y Ventura Vs. CWS
    Fiers Vs. STL

    • And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Gabe: send more details. it’s fiers @ STL. league size. yr H2H situation (if you’re in that). in leagues over 12 i’d start all of those. paxton’s never had a really bad start, no matter how much SON hates it.

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