*glances at Houston score* Welp, another insane offensive night for the As–Wait a second! Make that As– into an A’s. We’ve got a barnburner like the Astros were John Wilkes Booth! (If you get that joke, you’ve also read Manhunt, to which I say — nerd!) The ALCS is going to be a series of 24-23 games that last eighteen hours. “Joe Buck, are you even watching the game or are you just reading old issues of Men’s Health with the pages stuck together?” That’s Ron Darling reprimanding Buck. It was the 4th inning and the entire A’s lineup already had multiple hits, so let’s check some boxes, shall we? Sean Murphy (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 2nd and 3rd homers, and I recently picked him up for an AL-Only league. He had ten quick homers in only 31 games of Triple-A so he’s got power to spare, and Chris Herrmann was just designated for assignment. I hope Herrmann can find peace with they’re re-assignment. Matt Olson (2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) also hit two homers. What Olson is doing in 70% of a season and without a hamate is going fairly unnoticed, and I already know I’m going to be so high on him in 2020. Then, Marcus Semien (3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 27th homer, because what goes up must come down with, uh, Semien. Finally, Khris Davis (3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 20th homer, asserting he’s not really Chris Davis, but I’m not sure I believe him. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Correa – Could play in a minor league game on Friday. When the Astros were asked if there was a minor league game on Friday, they said, “Not sure, but there’s no chance Correa plays either, so no big whoop.”

George Springer – 2-for-2 and his 32nd and 33rd homer, hitting .298. He was removed from the game after two homers in his 1st two at-bats, because A.J. Hinch believes in the mercy rule.

Wade Miley – 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.74. If you started Mike Fiers and Miley and own Yelich, hit me up in the comments, I’ll send you out a free Razzball t-shirt. Only the 1st person, I ain’t made of shirts (or sympathy).

Corey Seager – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer.  Mother Seager said, “Get to 20 homers or you’re sleeping in the bottom bunk all winter.” Ma, we won the NL West! “If you don’t get to 20 homers, you better stitch multiple pennants together for a blanket.”

Gavin Lux – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he bats 9th. Dave Roberts has that *pinkie to mouth* Luxury.

Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.14. Podcaster Ralph and I talk about Buehler for 2020 on today’s podcast, that I’m told really is coming today (sorry, had a mixup).

Byron Buxton – Undergoing labrum surgery on his shoulder and his Opening Day in 2020 is in risk. If you would’ve saved all the words uselessly written about Buxton over the last five years, you could’ve used those words to try to convince your wife she was wrong, so you’re better off.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer. If anyone ever runs into Our Commissioner Manfred in the wild, yell at him, “Mitch Garver hit 30 homers in a half season’s worth of at-bats, you jagoff!”

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.63. I guess he was okay to start after all…*slowly backs out of the room, dodging tomatoes, slowly backs into another room filled with people who I told to drop Berrios* Hey, what’s up? *dodges a thrown axe*

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 38th homer. I prefer to read loose-leaf paper, so I printed out Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead, all 19,000 pages. Before I big in, I’m going to leave it by this open window–NOOO!!! Torenado!

Zach Plesac – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.64. I’m way beyond convinced that I need a top starter, so you know I have major cyclopses on Plesac for 2020. Where’s he gonna go, 200 overall? Don’t mind if I do!

Mookie Betts – 1-for-3 and his 28th homer.  You better? You better? He Betts!

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. I call him merely Chef’s Kiss.

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 25th homer. Went to look at my preseason projections for Eloy and I had him down for 29 homers, so not terrible, but you have to ostrich your head into the ground in today’s environment to think 25 or 29 homers is a great year.

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .301. If you had Moncada down for a .300+ average, you’re either a liar or a witch. Actually, you might be both.

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in the last seven games. Elias Sports Bureau said if the Jays got into an extra-inning game that went 1,200 innings, Biggio would pass his dad’s 291 career homer total in his rookie year.

Zac Gallen – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.66 vs. Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.21. This was a fierce matchup of Greek choruses like in a “Tastes great/Less filling” commercial with people shouting, “Zack, K/Zac, no K!” For what it’s Werth, Streamonator loves both of their next starts, and I’m aboard.

Nick Solak – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .333. Solak coming with that Big Nick Energy. Launch Odor into orbit or into Astros’ mascot Orbit’s ass and make Solak your 2020 starting 2B.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.72. The Streamonator‘s got a steel rod pointing to the sun for Lynn in all his starts, but there’s been very little reason to not trust Lynn.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, 2nd homer in as many games and fifth homer in the last week. If Meadows didn’t get hurt and subsequently ice cold, he’d be approaching 40 homers, and a serious MVP candidate.

Edwin Jackson – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 9.76. Anthony Rendon: .337/.417/.630 — MLB vs Edwin Jackson: .349/.412/.671. The entire league is better than Anthony Rendon against Edwin Jackson. Washington Generals better sign him next!

Brett Gardner – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (22, 23), hitting .247. One could say Gardner looked as good as Anthony Rendon in this game.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-5 and his 36th homer, hitting .287, as he hit leadoff with the Yankees already beginning to rest people, or specifically, deejays. If this game was vs. the Orioles, Torres would’ve had six more homers. Don’t wizard me up with real math!

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4 and his 15th and 16th homer, hitting .252. Didi, Didi, Didi, can’t you see, sometimes your home runs hypnotize me.

Christian Stewart – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, 2nd homer in as many games and third homer in four games. I’d say hot schmotato, but he’s facing a tough Yankees’ pitching staff. I’m effin’ around; the Yanks’ pitching sucks.

Christian Yelich – Fouled a ball off his knee and fractured his kneecap, knocking him out for the year.  It’s the curse of the ESPN nudie magazine. Happened to them all:  Giancarlo, Prince Fielder…Uh, that’s all I can think of because I’ve blocked out the rest. Obviously this is awful news and payback for the time you pretended to vomit over the top of the movie balcony. At least it didn’t happen in May (yes, I can say this as a non-Yelich owner).

Hernan Perez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Hernan, your heartlight! Let it shine wherever you go!

Elieser Hernandez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.24. Ironically, Hernan took Hernandez deep. Or maybe that’s not irony. Only Brits know for sure. Streamonator doesn’t love Elieser’s next start, but I could see it if desperate.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer, and five homers in ten games. Ya know how I know he’s the hottest schmotato in the land? I actually own him and am happy about it.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.55. You know when a cat jumps out of a closet and scares the crap out of you in a horror film? That’s what I was like yesterday, only it was Bauer starting on my fantasy team jumping out of the closet. One start this week down, one more to go!

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, as he was just called up. Click his name and you’re magically transported to his page with previous mentions of him; I just went over him.

Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.43. End result looks fine, but all those baserunners and peace with no Justus for all.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer. Now that boy gets a top bunk!

Max Fried – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.02. Before this game, Max Fried went on a twenty-minute tangent to a reporter, then waited until the game to say, “But I regress.”

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, and three homers in two games. As I said yesterday, Dickerson is the hottest bat in the Phils’ lineup, and now I’m elevating him to schmotato.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, an inside-the-park-homer that was actually hit out of the stadium, but Acuña brought it back into the park with a leaping stab, then watched as the ball rolled about two feet away from him. It’s worth finding the clip if you missed it. Not to make fun of Acuña — don’t you dare! — but to see Kingery’s speed when he’s set the burners to blast.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 31st homer, hitting .254. Harper slammed a Busch and screamed, “Do it for Krew!”

Craig Kimbrel – Could return as soon as this weekend after responding well to throwing.  I’m sure opposing hitters will respond well to his throwing too.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer, as he returned from a balky knee and a cortisone shot. Those cortisone shots work wonders. He could probably hit 60 homers with his knee now.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer. He’s about a 14-homer guy, so the balls are 66.6% juiced. They got devil balls!

Jose Quintana – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.15. *Lisa Simpson grumble* It was in Petco vs. the Padres’ B-lineup!

Ty France – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. Hey, shut yo’ mouth about a B-lineup! I just gave you my Ty France fantasy, don’t make me go back there!

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 4 Ks, as he returned from the IL. For the 1st time in a long time, I’m excited about Cueto. Love that he has no innings on his arm from this year, and pitchers come back from Tommy John surgery all the time, so that’s not really a concern. I’m even willing to grab him in some leagues this year, if I really need the starts, but 2020’s gonna be the year of the Cueto for me.

Will Smith – Wasn’t available last night and might be out a while, due to a sore back. He was gettin’ iffy wit’ it. Apologies for that. I will see myself out. *exits room, enters a karaoke room where someone’s singing Will Smith* Okay, I get it, point made! Filling in for Smith is likely…uh…well…Shaun Anderson (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.14) got the save last night, but that can’t be right. Maybe Tony Watson? Maybe Jandel Gustave is a possible option, and, no, I didn’t make up his name. He throws 97 MPH and has a 4.50 K/9. *evil grin like Jack Nicholson* Nice.

Kyle Crick – Had emergency surgery on his finger after an altercation with teammate, Felipe Vazquez. He’s the handcuff, Felipe, not “hand cut.” Seriously, did he attack him with a cigar cutter?  “See what I mean?” That’s Amir Garrett hearing about this. Since this is the closer and the handcuff, Keone Kela might see some saves if Vazquez is suspended.

  1. Member Berries says:
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    Good thing I picked up all those cardinals at Coors for that high scoring game…

    Can I get a free razzball tshirt for that?

    Nice to see Bauers not destroy my weekly era

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      The Cardinals failed me too

      • crenshaw07 says:
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        Chi Chi has been decent lately. Today is the day they score some runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m sitting on a ton of Cardinals and Rockies, whee, pitchers’ duel!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      ditto here. But its a 3 game series… “I am inevitable” thats Coors Field talking with its Thanos voice.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, same, holding out hope

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great stuff, man!

    a. So a serving of As with hot sem(i)en. Well done, Sir.

    b. At least Springer went 2/2 with 2 HRs. Not really an Astros fan, so all good on the final score line.

    c. So, if the Astros make it to the WS it’ll be…Verlander, Cole and Greinke. Everyone else is banished to the bullpen. Right?

    d. Nice job on Ayn Rand. Hope you numbered those 19,000 pages. It should teach you a lesson to save the environment. Who prints books anyway in this modern world?

    e. On Moncada, both, man! A lying witch. I would not at all be surprised if he has a .250 or worse average next year.

    f. Yup, yup. No peace, no Justus! (Repeat ad nauseum.)

    g. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for September 11

    The Time of Their Lives, 1946

    Costello (Horatio Prim): Cuthbert, Melody, it’s Cuthbert! He’s still alive!

    [The part of Cuthbert Greenway was played by Bud Abbott, hence Costello’s exuberance.]

    Marjorie Reynolds (Melody Allen): How can that be?

    Costello (Horatio Prim): I don’t know, they say only the good die young.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha

      B. Yeah, I don’t care either

      C. Yup

      D. I do!

      E. I know!

      F. Haha

      G. Nice!

  3. TarmanGotHim says:
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    My opponent owns George Springer, Corey Seager, Didi Gregorius, Starlin Castro, Jose Berrios, well, you get the picture

    But don’t worry, he benched Corey Seager and also owns Wade Miley, Jason Vargas, Chase Anderson and I’ve started off well this week so yeah, It’s a series.

    Who should I stream tomorrow.

    Gio Vs MIA
    Lamet Vs CHC
    Brault Vs SF
    Mahle Vs SEA
    McKay Vs TEX

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Lamet. Mahle and McKay are decent options too though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn…

      Mahle, but they’re all decent (besides Brault)

      • Lil Petey says:
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        Piggy-backing the following scheduled to throw tomorrow.

        Rich Hill @ Baltimore
        J.A. crHapp @ Detroit
        Jeff Samar#&$%dia vs. Pittsburgh

        Any of these three, along with the others already mentioned, float to the top of this list?

        Wins and Quality Starts in a 10-team H2H, redraft.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Happ, Samardzija

  4. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Oh, he also owns Semien LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This person sounds terrible

      • Coolwhip

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        or they are like me and lost 7/9 of their batting roster LOL

  5. daddydingo says:
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    I own Fiers,, Miley, and Trout is that close enough?

    M. Trout OF
    LAA 0 v CLE 8 (F) 0 0
    T. Anderson DH
    CHW 7 v KC 3 (F) 0-4, R, BB, 2 KO 0 0
    M. Yastrzemski DH
    SF 5 v PIT 4 (F) 0 0
    M. Fiers SP
    OAK 21 @ HOU 7 (F) 0 -5.9
    S. Manaea SP
    OAK 21 @ HOU 7 (F) 0 0
    W. Miley SP
    HOU 7 v OAK 21 (F) 28 PC, 0.1 INN, 7 HA, BBI, 7 ER, L, GS -3.07 -3.07
    M. Soroka SP
    ATL 5 @ PHI 6 (F) 0 0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, maybe, if no one else claims it, let me see what comments say below

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is the email you used for this comment how to reach you for your size, address etc?

      • daddydingo says:
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        Any emails can be sent to [email protected]
        Thanks Grey, you the Man from one South Jerseyian to another!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Will send an email…Keep an eye out…

  6. i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. berti seemingly losing a little bit of playing time just now. h2h 10 teamer, i’m on bye right now:
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B wong
    SS NEWMAN! (2B)
    3B mcneil (2B/OF)
    MI edman (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    CI berti (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    OF (4) harper, bader, conforto, rhysus (1B)
    util (1) lux (2B/SS)
    BN dyson

    somebody just dropped dubon (2B/SS), drop berti here or hold?

  7. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Yellich and Baez owner pray for me… Do you like Bader (no off days for Cards ROS) or Ian Desmond (7 consecutive home games) for this week and next week? Also some other names Profar, Canha, Willie Calhoun still available.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Desmond in Coors…

    • starz31 says:
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      Big Willie or Canha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

      Agree with DT

  8. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Good morning! Lost Yelich for my first playoff stint ever, Thinking of going flying rug shopping later. Oh the joy of fantasy sports – However, a big thank again to you guys because I have a loaded bench. Aquino step right up!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, good luck!

  9. aardvark says:
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    Semi finals in a head 2 head points league. I just lost yelich. Should I pick up Eloy, Dickerson or heyward?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Dickerson, Grey just elevated him to schmotato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As DT rightfully points out, there was an elevation of Dickerson

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Wade Miley + Yelich owner over here! Started both in my weekly league where, get this, to jump from 2/12 to first I need pitching ratios, AVG, RBI, and SB!!!

    EVERYTHING IS FINE!

    Can email ya screenshots if needed!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      (I also benched Plesac’s shutout because Miley was safer)

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      No fiers though for me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benched Plesac for Miley — woof! Let me see what I have below for the triple double of blech

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is the email you used for this comment how to reach you for your size, address etc?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Yep!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Email sent!

  11. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I see how you’re boosting Solak (but primarily for 2020). I assume.
    1. You would not drop either Newman or Erdman for him.

    2. You would not drop McMahon prior to leaving Colorado (next Wed)

    3. If still hot, however, you would drop McMahon after current homestand.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1/2 Hold
      3 Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Newman for Solak

      2. Nah

      3. Agree with DT

  12. Ryan Hoover says:
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    I knew I could count on ol’ “Al Greyda” with the “knee down a skyscraper” joke on 9/11

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it the 2-year anniversary of Ted Cruz liking porn on Twitter already? Honestly, slipped my mind last night at 11 PM when writing Bryant’s blurb, I removed it

  13. Thundergunn says:
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    Can you please rank as short term pickups to help me win my playoff matchup, need a hot bat

    Grisham, heyward, France, Dubon, dickerson, bader

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      With out knowing matchups: Dickerson, Bader, Grisham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Grisham

  14. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Number 1 seed in the semifinals and lost Yelich and The Fresh Prince in same day. Gutted.

    Swapped out Miley for Junis at the last minute last night. Bitter beer face.

    There’s always next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, that sucks

  15. Krivo says:
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    Guy I’m against in h2h started Miley and lost Yelich, can I get a shirt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, you have the opposite of sympathy!

      • Krivo says:
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        Ahahaha, yesssssss

  16. bigbear says:
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    Strolling through the waiver wire and notice that Kyle Gibson’s dealing with ulcerative colitis. Oh em gee, when do the HIPAA laws kick in?

    Ug, I jinxed it! I was all hyped yesterday with Alvarez, Acuna, and Alonso kicking off the week. Today I wake up to my opponent with Didi, Olson, and 3 other HRs… I offer my humblest apologies and a sacrificial Baez to the fantasy overlords!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s why I keep saying he’s giving up runs in different ways now

  17. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good morning,

    Could you rank the below starts….

    09/12/19 – Tyler Mahle @ SEA RMcClain – 16.0
    09/13/19 – Tyler Beede vs MIA SAlcantara – 17.7
    09/13/19 – Yusei Kikuchi vs CHW DCovey – 18.5
    09/14/19 – Daniel Norris vs BAL AWojciechowski – 9.1
    09/15/19 – Ivan Nova @ SEA JSheffield – 10.0

    Thanks so much!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mahle, Nova, Kikuchi, Beede, Norris for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Scott Kingery’s HR is something to see ….first he busted it to 1B instead of watching it, slowed btw 2nd then saw acuna drop it. acuna would have held him to a triple if he did complain to the ump before the lay was over. this guy is the real deal.

    did you see his catch in center? may have to rethink Kaplar playing him in all of those positions because he is now as good a defensive outfielder as i have seen in awhile

    harper’s put out at 3rd was impressive, harper has a cannon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I was watching most of that game…Holy crap Kingery’s burners, right? I want him to steal 30+ bags next year

      • Huffin Gas says:
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        Def looks like he could. Seems like over a full season 20/20 is a floor. I kinda want him everywhere next year. But what’s really odd is, Kingery is stealing bases, and even that rookie Haseley has 4 bags in 160 ABs. I don’t understand what the deal is with Segura.

        Dickerson is having a Castellanos like bounce back with his new club. We all remember when Dickerson was a thing in Colorado. I wonder what his value would be with a full season in Philly (should they resign him).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dickerson was decent last year too… He just needs ABs and he could be Brantley-light

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            They say they may not have room for dickerson next year i hope the get rid of Bruce and give Dickerson a shot.

            I think segura is still dealing w/ lingering effects of that hammy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Segura hasn’t looked right, but he’s getting up there in age and may never be 100% for a whole season

  19. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey I’m in the playoffs and losing 6-3. He has the tie breaker and is off to a good start with hitting. Its a keeper league that allows five keepers. The biggest pain for me right now is that I have Baez (won’t go on the DL), Glasnow (who is off the DL and taking up a spot) and Ryu who is being skipped this week.

    My known keepers are Scherzer, DeGrom and Turner. I can keep two more and one is likely Baez although he is killing me this week. Where do you see ranking Glasnow and Ryu next year? I had to not have both of them heading in to the offseason but damn baseball playoffs are always tough. I need your help!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I had Ryu at 21 and Glasnow 27 in my recent 2020 rankings: https://razzball.com/top-50-starting-pitchers-for-2020-balls-dont-lie/

      I’m thinking I’m going to bump Glasnow up a few spots now that he’s throwing and hitting 100mph…so pretty close for me.

      Either way, I’m good with losing Glasnow in a league where you only keep 5…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT more or less… Glasnow is likely better keeper than Ryu tho, younger, more upside…

  20. Justin Ralph says:
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    Please rank ROS. Joc Pederson, Schwarber, Hunter Dozier, Kyle Tucker, Gio Urshela, Ohtani

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ohtani, Joc, Schwarber but all close…then Dozier, Tucker, Urshela for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber, Joc, Ohtani, Dozier, Urshela

  21. Justin Ralph says:
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    One more question. Who do you like for streaming tomorrow?

    Caleb Smith vs MIL
    Rich Hill vs BAL
    Marcus Stroman vs ARI

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Caleb Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks guys for all of the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. Gigorilla says:
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    56 HRs yesterday, w/ 10 players each hitting 2. WOW.

    The all time HR record (2017–6105 HR) should fall today – need 22 HR.

    2019 on pace for approx. 6700-6800 HR. PED Balls in play.

    For comparison, the next highest totals were the year 2000 (5693 HR) and 2016 (5610 HR)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so insane… I got 4 HRs on teams and lost pace to next highest person

  23. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Ohtani, Joc, Schwarber but all close…then Dozier, Tucker, Urshela for me

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll see myself out

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rookie mistake, kid!

  24. Little JC says:
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    Grey…how in the world do the Brewers designate Hernan Perez for assignment and then he goes unclaimed in July and not one team picks this guy up. In a limited role the last 4 years, This guy hits a bunch a dingers, steals bags at a good clip and hits for a decent average. Oh and he plays every position under the sun…the ultimate utility guy! So who do I pick up? Nimmo or Hernan for Yelich? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I’ve liked Hernan for a few years now… Great for deep fantasy leagues… Agree with DT

  25. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    QS league.

    You’re not starting Means at home vs. LAD, are ya?

    Also, how do you feel about the following starts this week?
    Gio @ MIA
    Gonsolin @ NYM – it seems there’s a chance he won’t even make a start though
    Fiers @ TEX – he’s gotta do better than his last start, plus it would really help to lower his weekly ERA from the shellacking earlier this week :(((

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Means

      Gio, Fiers, Gonsolin, that order

      • Eric says:
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        Thanks, Grey! Thoughts on the enigma that is Mikolas in Coors tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could be fine, but you’re batshizz crazy to start him

  26. crenshaw07 says:
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    Can you start Urquidy (SON 19.8) vs. the A’s after last night’s summer slam? Or is it safer to start ole Pablo Lopez (SON 16.4) vs. the crushed spirited Brewers? Or do you say f it and find a way to stream both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way, can’t start Urquidy

      Lopez is fine

  27. G says:
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    Am i overthinking considering starting Dakota Hudson @Colorado today?

    • crenshaw07 says:
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      I wouldn’t do it. There is a chance he could do well….but there is a greater chance that there will be an implosion.

      • Jp says:
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        What do the numbers show for ground ball pitchers at Coors? I’m facing the same dilemma but would prefer to start Hudson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds like underthinking

      • G says:
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        ha! good one….will be staying away

  28. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Starting either or both of Boyd (vs NYY) or Logan Webb (vs PItt) today? K/9 QS league

    • starz31 says:
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      You got guts to start Boyd. I cut him last week. QS may be tough to come by, he’s only good for K’s at this point.

  29. Cable says:
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    H/H points redraft….if I make to finals next week catcher Smith for 5 games or Molina for 6 games

  30. DonnieB says:
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    How do you replace Yelich for stretch run? Solak,Thames,Bader,Margot, Fowler, Lewis,Odor, Carpenter,Calhoun, A Gordon,JD Davis or Tapia? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t…I’d try Tapia in Coors

  31. starz31 says:
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    Losing Yelich this week sucks. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s brutal timing

  32. Cable says:
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    H/H points redraft…is M Boyd worth a pickup double start next week home Balt & home White Sox over Giolito one start away Det

    • starz31 says:
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      I shat on Boyd above, but only because of the Yankees today. Next week isn’t too bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  33. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Plutko tonight against LAA? QS, K/9 league

  34. eballs says:
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    Are you starting ReyLo at home vs KC today? (Sparkman)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, I am not

  35. pinkman says:
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    Kris Bryant got dropped in my 10-tm H2H. I have limited moves, but could use the top bat after losing Javy and Yelich. Must-add, right?

      • pinkman says:
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        Cool. Thanks. Dropped Benny Baseball for him, two off days in the next week for the Sawx. Hope he doesnt go off and start raking out of nowhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully not

  36. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    A bit too early, but if Yelich needs surgery or is impacted in early 2020, who’s your 7th and final keeper from the below to these existing slotted keepers? 12 team roto, 260 budget.

    Keepers 1-6: Story (16), Acuna (29), JDM (19), Yordan (29), Villar (8), Scherzer (34).

    Keeper #7 Options:
    Yelich (50) – planned to keep if healthy for 2020, he went for 47 at auction in March though, so any discount for injury will mean basically zero or negative keeper savings now…
    Blackmon (36) – also probably market rate or negative keeper value
    Brantley (9)
    Voit (15)
    Urshela (4)
    Rhys (24 – he’ll definitely go for less)
    Newman (4)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still Yelich — none of these are good, I guess Brantley, but bleh

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Yeah agreed – if it turns out Yelich needs 9-10 mo (surgery), then maybe i try trading Brantley and Voit or whoever for a better single keeper option

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He needs 9-10 months?! Is this the news or are you saying if he does?

  37. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey and DT,

    So looks as though now Cueto will not be making a second start on Sunday.
    I have two moves left out of my 7 this week.
    12 Team H2H Categories Ws and QS
    Which are your top two of what I think are the best options of starters.
    Unfortunately all of these starts are either today or tomorrow so I’m going to use one move now and save my last for later in the week.

    Paddack vs. Cubs(Hamels)
    R. Lopez vs KC(Sparkman)
    Lamet vs Cubs(Darvish)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack, Lamet

      • Russ says:
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        Alright Paddack it is, Thank You!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. James Bolger says:
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    Playoffs start next week & I need a Catcher ROS. Waiver availability includes:
    *Vazquez
    *James McCann
    *Alfaro
    *Phegley
    Keeping in mind expected playing time, who would you recommend for the next two weeks? Player Rater doesn’t like any of them.

  39. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    That Coors game did not go the way I wanted it too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everyone hits HRs and my Cards/Rockies players go a combined 1-for-17

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Pollock went 0-4 BB, and Seager hits 2 bombs… Pollock was .350+ AVG 550+ SLG vLHP… Seager vLHP? he WAS .240/.350ish… because baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, don’t I know it… Bader, Wong, Pollock, Smith…Somehow I had every hitter who did nothing yesterday

  40. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Another guy in my league started both Fiers & Miley. At the time, he was ahead of me in both ERA & WHIP. Not anymore! Also, he doesn’t have Yelich, so no t-shirt for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, shucks for me!

  41. FrankGrimes says:
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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She is so beautiful… Why is she standing in front of an Italian Bart Simpson chalkboard

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Haha.

        Didn’t realize it would be so huuuuge.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          That’s what she said!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, not sure how you even got it to show up, but she’s so beautiful

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            I dropped Plesac for a McMahon 0-for-3 2k in My weekly pints championship. Haha.

  42. CP says:
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    Pick 2 for the playoff run, OPS instead of runs:
    Markakis (I have a bye this week I’m assuming he comes back this weekend)
    Grisham
    Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Markakis

  43. cyler8 says:
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    10 team OPS league. Dynasty keep forever.

    My Juan Soto and Austin Meadows

    for

    His Nolan Arenado and Manny Machado

  44. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    HAHAHA Fred Zinkie at yahoo sports has article — Fantasy Baseball: Buster Posey Leads 2019’s All-Bust Team…
    Bruhhhhh, in other news water is wet. Posey been a bust for the last 4 years and like 6 out of 10 in his career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you sure it’s not the all-“Has bust in their name” team?

  45. Funny Name says:
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    Trent Grisham going to see everyday ABs the rest of the season with Yelich out? He seems to either lead off or sit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess so

  46. ctrengove says:
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    So I dropped Berrios a few days ago (not on your advice; I read the same tea leaves) and missed out on his start yesterday.

    But I did roll the dice on Bauer, starting him against SEA.

    All things in balance, I suppose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios was better, but close enough

      • ctrengove says:
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        lol, thanks for keeping my ego in check.

        I also lost Yelich yesterday, so I’m pretty sensitive today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, sorry!

  47. abmsports23 says:
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    Hey Grey! Made it to the finals thanks to you. Now I need some assistance closing it out. 14-team H2H points league where you only get 12 starts per week. I’ve been digging through the streamonator and need help deciding who to pick for my final 3 starts of the week.

    Pablo Lopez vs MIL – SON likes the start but he could blow up and go for -50 like his WAS start
    Gibson vs WAS – Coming off IL but was on fire before IL
    Folty @ WAS – SON does not like but he’s been dealing lately
    Glasnow @ LAA – SON likes but worried it will be a short start since he just came off IL
    Cueto @ MIA – Great matchup but 2nd start off IL and could be a short one

    Which 3 do you like the best?

    Thanks for all you do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, Cueto, Folty

    • Russ says:
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      Cueto will not be making his second start, Giants are going to a 6 max roation for now. Cueto’s next start will be Tuesday @BOS

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yuck..Thanks for info, Russ!

        • abmsports23 says:
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          That’s unfortunate. In that case, who would be your 3rd?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gibson, I guess

            • Russ says:
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              Yea I’m bummed about it too, had to drop him for Paddack. It is unfortunate cause he looked so good yesterday but I guess they don’t want to push him coming off TJ. It was thought they would bump Webb from the rotation since he was slated to start yesterday and Cueto taking his spot but they just moved Webb back a day to start today.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I hear ya

  48. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, in a vaccum which streamer do you like most tomorrow?
    – Caleb Smith vs MIL (SON $25.5)
    – Lamet vs CUBS (SON $17.4)
    – Shark vs PIT ($4.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with SON

  49. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I can’t wait to pick up Plesac and watch him get rinsed by the Tigers.

    Dakota Hudson will be fine today at Coors. He has double devil magic going for him: he is a Cardinal, and he is being rolled out there by the Mike Matheny of my home league.

    A graphic explaining my Matheny comparison:
    https://ibb.co/LN786R1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, nice image!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Tbh, the image came from a Cardinals fan years ago.

        I have chopped out Matheny’s image on occasion to point out the regularly insane good luck, in spite of poor-terrible decisions, of this particular manager in my shallow home league.

        To wit: The stratagem he is employing today in a starts limit league where he is running out of starts, and needs wins, k’s, and ratios, is running out Ross Stripling and Dakota Hudson whilst benching Domingo German.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and somehow that will work out for him

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            So, you know the type.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Been there

  50. lwomack58 says:
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    dDo you like Lamet vs CHC and Darvich or Gio @ MIA or Mahle @ Sea.

    Thanks

  51. Smooth as Eggs says:
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    Sano out again with the back. Do you drop in a playoff head to head final that ends next Sunday 9/22 or is his HR worth waiting to see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him if you have better options

  52. William Hung says:
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    I hate Quintana. That is all. Now watch him go out and shut down the Pirates on Sunday – I picked him up cause of that almost $30 SON value for the week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same here

      • William Hung says:
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        naturally my opponent rolled the dice on Cueto, so YAY!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course!

          • William Hung says:
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            Praying to the SAGNOF gods today as I could really use 2-3 steals and 2-3 saves

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take some of that

  53. CuriousGeorgeSpringer says:
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    My opponents in the playoffs in one deep league started Miley last week and Fiers this week. I might end up playing the Yelich owner next week. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  54. JP says:
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    Need to open roster spot so I can stream pitchers the rest of the week, who do you trust more:

    Bauers vs Arizona or Lyles vs. STL

  55. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft……if I get to the finals next week there are 3 moves I want to make but only allowed to make one…which one ?

    Catcher….Molina ..6 games or W Smith 5 games
    M Boyd 2 home starts or Giotito 1 away start
    M Olsen drop Tommy Edman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd vs who?

      • Cable says:
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        CWS & Balt

  56. Steve says:
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    Need some advice in 10T 5×5 redraft

    On a bye right now and have to make some roster moves.

    Have Tucker & Luzardo in NA slots and Glasnow still in a DL slot. If I want to activate all 3, I have to make some cuts.

    1. Like Glasnow & Luzardo over Bauer, C Smith, Gallen or Manaea?

    2. Like Tucker over Segura?

    3. Like Myers (on waivers) over Tucker or Segura?

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Could also pick up McMahon for his M-W series at home v the Mets..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. No 3. Tucker

  57. baby seal says:
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    The beloved baby seals have lost their faithful Yeli, and now down to just a bottle of Sexy Dr. Pepper and a handsome Judge. Long lost cousin of Warren Buffet. Instead of stocks and Cherry Coke, this guy loves Dr. Pepper and court hearings.

    In the saddest waiver wire move of the year, added Alcantara for Yelich. AHHHHHHH, this keyboard won’t allow me to express my frustration properly!!!

    4/4 moves, done for the week. Wheeler was a good call! And now I have him for Sunday should I need him. Hopefully the Dodgies take the night off.

    In an imbecile move, I didn’t check lineups last night and had Castro on the bench w/ a few spots he could’ve fit into (ppl taking a night off, not empty schedule). Sano was the one I feel most dumb about, but dood on my bench tonight!!

    My opponent has Tildaddy, Rendon, Devers, Verlander, Buehler, Giolito, Flaherty, WADE MILEY MUHAHAHAHA, Ryu, Sonny, Soroka (give me a flopper!)….

    Pray for the seals! Just looked and Yelich literally lead my team in every category this year. Those 4 steals last week will be sadly missed.

    Anything to this CMART seemingly non-story? Would be another blow I can’t handle! https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/cardinals-carlos-martinez-shot-at-rotation-return-in-20/

    PS, hilarious Gardner has a career high in homies at age 35 in 150 fewer ABs. How u like them juiced balls?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is so sad, Sandy Alcantara for Yelich is a call for help… Be well, Seals, you deserve better!

      I’d guess Cmart is in the rotation for 2020, not sure that has anything to do with now tho

  58. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I forgot to congratulate the A’s on not having a single ticker tease amongst their starters yesterday in the demolishing of the Stros. Everybody with a counting stat and a hit. Well done!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is impressive!

  59. Cable says:
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    Cable says:
    September 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm (link)
    h/h points 12 team redraft……if I get to the finals next week there are 3 moves I want to make but only allowed to make one…which one ?

    Catcher….Molina ..6 games or W Smith 5 games
    M Boyd 2 home starts or Giotito 1 away start
    M Olsen drop Tommy Edman

    Reply
    GreyGrey says:
    September 11, 2019 at 12:26 pm (link)
    Boyd vs who?

    Reply
    Cable says:
    September 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm (link)
    CWS & Balt both home games for Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd sounds decent there, 2 starts seems to be the most beneficial, but depends on your matchup

  60. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Yelich news sucks.

    I’m also getting throttled in the first 2 days of my playoff matchup. I’m guessing you don’t like Boyd (@NYY) tonight so I’m looking to drop him for an OF bat to replace Yelich. Only 3 moves left this week and plan to use other 2 on streamers. If I drop Boyd, you like Fowler or Bader for tonight & tomorrow in Coors? Relatively even on tron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good news… Fowler

  61. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I’m on my bye week (thanks in part to you!) after finishing first. From here we go to semis next week, and finals the week after that. I get four add/drops a week and this week they’re essentially free because I’m on a bye. Redraft 5×5 h2h.

    I have a logjam at 2B because I’m holding McMahon, Lux, and A.Frazier. Ideally I’d drop one, maybe two, of those three so I can activate Cueto off the DL and maybe stream someone. The way I see it:

    Lux has the highest upside, by far, but who knows if he’s really going to “get it” before season’s end and whether he’ll lose playing time to Muncy.

    McMahon only hits well at home, but he has 3/5 games at Coors next week (vs NYM), and then then Rockies close the season on the last week with three games at Coors (vs MIL).

    A.Frazier as you’ve pointed out basically has a handful of streaks during the season. But he does hit better at home and he has 3/5 games at PNC next week (vs SEA) and then spends the entire last week of the season, all six games, at PNC (vs CHI, vs CIN).

    Who am I holding and who is/are my drop(s)?

  62. Curious George says:
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    Hiura reinstated from IL. Not in today’s starting line up. Sounds like he will be pinch hitting until he takes up full duties again next Monday 9/16.

  63. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Who do you like better for the remainder of this year and next
    Biggio or Grisham
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio for next year but might be close

  64. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    H2h OBP/QS 10 moves left over next week and a half

    1) Hold Laureano or drop for: Solak, Moustakas, Eaton, Upton, Eloy, Newman, Nimmo, Canha

    2) Best streamers for tomorrow: C Smith MIL, Samardzija PIT, Gio @MIA, McKay @TEX, Brault @SF

    3) Hold German and Maeda for their bulk work or move on? Don’t benefit from W in bullpen in QS league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. See what he does today when he plays

      2. Smith

      3. Move on

  65. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    sooooo awesome, in a 20 team redraft since i was a top 2 team most of year i held mostsuckass for weeks since it didn’t matter. take a guess when i dropped him for wendle (needed a 2B or OF, could’ve moved mcneil to 2B from OF). hahahahahahaha. now that it’s playoffs and i’m past my bye i couldn’t wait any longer and this league has pitcher innings as a h2h category so dropping a SP (unless really awful matchups upcoming) wasn’t an option.

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        good news is (i guess, assuming i win this week, am now) stanton or gallo when back could move mcneil to 2B and wendle out. mcneil is going america all over everybody’s ass tonight.

  66. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    H2H 6×6 QS Finals

    Similar question to many above. Please rank my wire options.

    Mahle @Sea
    Gio @Mia
    Beede vs. Mia
    Folty @ Was
    Sheffield vs. CHW

    Thanks again for your thoughts

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Mahle, Gio, Sheffield

  67. Drew says:
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    Drop E. Diaz for Baez or J. wilson for NSVH boost? It’s a keeper so I’d likely be giving up on Díaz.

  68. Fleeced says:
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    Drop Benintendi, Aquino or Hoskins for Moustakas and Hiura?

  69. Metric Man says:
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    Carlos Martinez or Lugo for saves/ratios ROS?

    • The Harrow says:
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      lugo’s been one of the best RP’s all year, so ratios is on him for sure. projecting saves here isn’t easy though, lugo generally works multiple innings at a time then gets off day(s) right after, so that one might be carmart.

  70. Brian says:
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    Any guess as to who is the Indians’ closer with Hand out?

    • The Harrow says:
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      should be the same guy who got the saves when hand was tired, wittgren.

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