Twenty-six years after my Lord and Savior, Reggie Jackson, retired from professional baseball to collect cars, full-length fur coats and start a business where you use cocktail franks as cocktail stirrers, I saw a young Mariner by the name of Brad Miller.  To this day, when you Google “Brad Miller sleeper,” you still see archival footage of Grey’s massive excitement — that’s not what she said!  I was jazzed back in 2013 because Miller had hit 20 HRs, stole 11 bases and over .300 between the majors and minors.  Then 2014 and 2015 happened, Miller did nothing, and I retreated into my cubby hole of snack food that I eat out of sight from my Cougar wife.  “I’m snacking on kale, baby doll!”  “Grey, you sound louder than usual.”  I was being amplified due to eating a nacho cheese Bugle.  Finally, this year I was sure not to own Miller anywhere.  So, of course, he breaks out.  Yesterday, Brad Miller went 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, 5th homer this week, while hitting .265.  On our 30-day Player Rater, Miller is 5th most valuable for hitters.  The top 4 –> Blackmon, Hamilton, Braun, Betts.  Yeah, pretty good company, like Reggie’s cocktail frank stirrers’ company, The Dog That Stirs The Drink, Inc.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nick Franklin – Was hit by the backswing of his teammate’s bat in the on-deck circle.  “Now, I told everyone, and I was pretty clear, always look behind you before swinging your bat.”  That’s a Little League coach in 2003, the last time this happened.

Chris Archer – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Due to an abundance of saves, in June, I traded Carlos Estevez to Rudy for DJ LeMahieu.  Right after, I traded K-Rod (still too many saves) and LeMahieu (I own Altuve) for Chris Archer, I received this email from Pianowski, “Was there undisclosed cash in that Archer deal?”  Meaning, of course, I’m an idiot, which is still debatable.  Since the trade, Archer’s numbers:  3 Wins, 3.70 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 83 Ks in 70 2/3 IP.  With DJ hitting near-.500 in the month of August, maybe that deal isn’t a slam dunk, but I think it shows William Goldman’s axiom about Hollywood, “Nobody knows anything,” holds true for fantasy.

Colin Rea – Opted against Tommy John surgery.  One opts against staying at a Ramada Inn that is hosting a Brony convention.  One doesn’t opt against Tommy John when you need it.

Yasiel Puig – Hitting near-.500 in a week of Triple-A.  Stills of three of his hits he cropped into a photo montage with one picture of his bare butt and he Snapchat’d to all his friends.

Rich Hill – Will throw a simulated game on Thursday.  His plan is to give his blister three Ambiens, throw the game real fast, and finish before the blister wakes.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, as he stays two homers in front of the drunk man with one leg pace of Joe Mauer.

Justin Turner – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Turner’s gonna end the year with 27 homers and next year will still go undrafted in some leagues.  Bet you five imaginary dollars.

Scott Kazmir – 5 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.41.  This game was vs. the Phils, and the Dodgers piled on the runs for Kazmir making it a cakewalk, which is Matt Adams’ favorite type of exercise, and Kazmir still nearly fell through the icing.

Vince Velasquez – Will make “3 or 4 more starts” this season, according to Phils’ manager, Pete Macktheknife.  Pretty cool quote.  Maybe he can get into Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations.  “3 or 4 more starts” — Pete Macktheknife, 2016.  Brilliant!

Aaron Nola – Phils announced he’s officially done.  FEMA would’ve been quicker declaring Nola a disaster area.

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .252.  ToJo!  Who let the dogs out?!  No, really, a few them are rabid without vaccination papers.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  Some time around the All-Star break, the Indians’ starters made like my Polish neighbor growing up and said, “No can do.”  Pre-All-Star break team ERA:  3.63; post-All-Star break team ERA:  4.32.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  On the reverse tip, Indians’ post-All-Star break team OPS is .810, which is best in the majors.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4 and a slam (26) and legs (5).  Oye como yay!

Cody Allen – 1/3 IP, 5 ER and the blown save.  Damn, that blown save was like a case of explosive diarrhea.  Know why?  Eaton, that grand salami!  High five the crap out of me!  C’mon!  Okay, we’ll hold off on the high-five.  So, Allen looked awful, just too bad the Indians have no on else in their pen that can close games.  Ow!  Sorry, eye roll headache.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .274.  The more he hits, the lower in the order he’s batting.  Yesterday, 8th.  In related news, concussion tests were flimsy back when Robin Ventura was noogied by Nolan Ryan.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, as previously mentioned a grand slam off Allen.  Eaton has three homers in the last ten games and two homers in the last three games and one homer in the last game.  Okay, you get the point.

Zack Wheeler – After reporting discomfort, as he rehabs from Tommy John, his elbow was checked and the Mets reported there was “nothing devastating” found.  All they found was a newspaper from the future dated, November 9th, with the headline, “Trump and Clinton Both Lose.”  Wait, that’s wrong.  They found a flexor strain, which they say isn’t bad.  Yeah, sure, Mets.

Rubby de la Rosa – Decided to rehab his elbow injury rather than have Dr. James Andrews operating on it.  And, now, Dr. James Andrews can’t have Beluga caviar on his Wagyu beef burger.  I hope you’re happy, Rubby!

Rickie Weeks – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and two homers (7, 8).  Sonavabench!  Don’t even ask why I not only own Weeks but also don’t have him in my lineup.  It’s a deep league, all right?

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homers, and 17th homer in the last 5 games.  Do you get points for homers on waivers?  Cause if you do, you can continue to ignore Yasmany.

Tyler Skaggs – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.19.  Okay, I’m done trying this whole Skaggs thing.

Yunel Escobar – 5-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  It’s almost like he was facing Skaggs.

Alex Gordon – 1-for-2, and his 10th homer.  Yesterday, I called him a hot schmotato due to his .400-plus average over the last week.  Today, I’m saying he also has homers in two straight.

Yordano Ventura – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  His ERA is an even 3 since the All-Star break in 45 IP.  He’s also been in zero melees in that time.  Coinkidink?  Probably not.  Speaking of which, I Googled “coinkidink” for spelling and the dictionary had listed as an example of use, “It is no big “coinkidink” that mom is dead and that the dad has the three kids,” from Nancy Grace.  I coinkidink you not.  The Stream-o-Nator didn’t love Ventura’s start yesterday, but it slightly more optimistic about his next one, though just barely.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Thank you, Jesus Alou, for making Hosmer hot.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.94.  Yeah, and his last start was 8 ER in 4 IP and now E! is cancelling ‘I Am Anibal.’

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .303.  True story, I wore the number 22 in Little League because I would say, “I’m half the player of Reggie Jackson,” and I used to write him birthday cards on May 18th, always signing it, “May your future be as bright as the sun.”

Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox expect him to start on Sunday.  Ed-Rod owes his quick recovery from tightness in his hamstring to Tom Cruise and Scientology.

David Price – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.19.  I’m going to say this was a form of serendiPPDy, because rain had the game called after six before Price was able to fall apart in the later innings.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .284.  It’s always interesting (to me at least) the guys that play for big market teams, but don’t get the same hype.  I bet JBJ will be drafted way later than he should be next year.  No idea why, and I’m contraceptive to ideas like an IUD.

Sandy Leon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .383.  How awesome would it be if he carried a .450 BABIP for the next ten years?  Fangraphs would need to rethink all of their equations.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 19th steal, hitting .317.  Giancarlo and I decided we’d have an open relationship if he were ever sidelined, so it’s fine that I want to do weird things to Betts.

Dylan Bundy – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Sure glad I started him in a weekly league to have him go on short rest and against the Red Sox.  That worked out awesomely.

Chris Davis – 1-for-2 and his 25th homer, hitting .220. He’s been the dog’s breakfast recently, but he’s also the type to hit ten homers in two weeks.

Sonny Gray – A’s said he hasn’t been ruled out for the season.  To use the name of one of their players that homered yesterday, what a bunch of Smolinskis.

Coco Crisp – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Bangfizzle!

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  Gotta be honest, I was expecting a 13-K game vs. the A’s for Darvish.  Maybe I am just like my mother.  She’s never satisfied.

Kevin Pillar – Says he will return on August 23rd.  Further saying, my word is my bond, and my bond is my word, and I’m a Pillar made of alabaster, so you should trust that.

Josh Donaldson – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb after getting into a relatively lukewarm argument with manager, John Gibbons.  Don’t come into Yankee Stadium with that weaksauce arguing or the Ghost of Billy Martin will spray whiskey in front of a Zippo lighter and Hulk-smash some skulls.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Mean’s while, I own Tyler Austin (0-for-4) who is now a lefty platoon guy, apparently.  *maniacally grabs coins from a well*  This one, this one right here.  This was my dream, my wish.  And it didn’t come true.  So I’m taking it back.  I’m taking them all back.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 7 ER, 10 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.49.  Owning this CC is about as enjoyable as being CC’d on an email chain with 80 other people who think they’re funny.  Stop replying all, you are not funny!

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .260.  This was his third homer this week.  By the by, doesn’t it look like the right half of his face is a ventriloquist’s dummy?

Chase Headley – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said Chase Headley is also the best username for Grindr.

Russell Martin – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I’ll be a Thelonious Monk’s uncle, Russell John Coltrane Martin is hot.

Melvin Upton – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 1st homer as a Jay.  I’ve been missing B.J.  Not Upton, I don’t own him, I meant due to being married.

J.A. Happ – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Happ leads the majors in wins (17-3).  Just as everyone expected in the preseason.  Sigh, wins are stupid.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 16th and 17th steals.  You are disrespecting the basic tenets of SAGNOF by not picking up Broxton.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He has four homers in the last ten games, and is worth a looksie if you need a hot schmotato.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  He limped (not literally) into this start with some pretty poor results recently (7.36 ERA in August; 5.10 post-ASB), but righted the ship against Altuve, Springer, Correa and the six rookies who can’t hit, as they’re colloquially known.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Member Last Week Grey was so helpful with repeatedly saying to pick up Moss?  Let’s catch up with him now.  “Go fly a drone!  That’s ‘go fly a kite’ for millennials.”  Last Week Grey is mean!

Jeremy Hazelbaker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  April called, they want their Hazelbaker back!

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .198.  He has hit in 11 of the past 13 games, so he might be coming out of his early call-up funk, which is not a Bruno Mars song.  Thankfully!

Angel Pagan – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .297, hitting near-.400 in the last week, and has hit in every game in August.  Hot schmotato alert!

Matt Cain – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER vs. Ivan Nova – 4 IP, 4 ER.  In a matchup that was billed as, “Anything you can do I can do wetter…wetter…Why won’t this thing let me say better?”

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .248.  How old do you think McCutchen is?  Because you know he’s declining statistically, so he must be getting older.  So, how old?  31?  32?  He’s 29!  Doode’s aged worse than Missy Franklin!

Andrew Cashner – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 4.92 vs. Homer Bailey – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  This was a matchup of two guys that I feel the exact same level of apathy towards.  I don’t every pay attention, never stay on topic.  I got ADD with these pitchers, if they ain’t about profit.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .281.  OZUNA never drive car home.  OZUNA mostly take home run.  OZUNA sometimes take brisk walk home.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  There is no ill Coors can’t cure; no wrong Coors can’t right; no stain Coors can’t Didi Seven.

Stephen Strasburg – 1 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 3.59.  Even the marijuana lobby couldn’t convince Washington it’s fun to be high in Colorado.  Strasburg’s start was so bad that cops are reflexively calling in Kobe Bryant for questioning.  Here’s classic Dusty:  Strasburg gives up 7 runs but is left in the game for the 2nd inning even when his turn up to bat comes up in the previous half inning, then is pulled from the game in the 2nd inning when he’s about to face Jon Gray.

Jonathan PapelbonRed Sox GM said he’s wait and see on whether to sign Papelbon.  Think he’s weighing on how hard it will be to later remove a clubhouse cancer.  I blame Obamacare.

Jon Gray – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Damn, it hurts so much more when a pitcher is staked to a huge lead and can’t stick it out for five innings.  There should be a glossary term for this.  Please suggest in the comments.

Tony Wolters – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Not bad, but I wish Wolters would return to The View.  We miss you, Tony Wawa!

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  Solid game by Rico Suave, but he was simply filling in for a CarGo with a flat.

Miguel Sano – Remained out with his elbow problem that is no problem at all.  Just a good-as-new, 100% fine, elbow that needed an MRI.

Kyle Gibson – 9 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.90.  Yesterday’s start was against the Braves, and, even there, when I went to pick up Gibson, I reflexively pumped my arm away from my mouse.

Jorge Polanco – 3-for-6 and his 3rd steal, hitting .320.  Has been batting 2nd, but the three steals over 30 games is where my enthusiasm is at, or lack of, or Jorge Lacko.

Trevor Plouffe – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .259.  Wow, two straight three-hit nights without a home run.  I mean, wow to me.  I’m easily amused.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and 55th and 56th RBI.  Looks like Freeman’s going to break the chains of 60 RBIs with a strong assist from Ender Inciarte who’s been hot for a few weeks in front of Freeman.  75 RBIs, which is what he’s on pace for, is still nothing to receive butt pats and whipped cream in the face.  I’m gonna start celebrating like ballplayers when my friends do something good and see how they react.  “Thanks for picking up the check.”  *butt smack, whipped cream face*

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4 as he hit 8th.  8th on the Braves?  Apparently, the Braves are like Veruca Salt.  “A Dansby?  Whoever heard of a Dansby?”

Tyler Flowers – Activated from the 15-day DL.  Sadly ironic that Flowers returned on the day Arthur Hiller, the director of Love Story, died, because next to flowers, Love Story is the 2nd best way to get some action.

  1. Captainpyper says:
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    Hawaiian-5-NO

    How would you rank these keepers?

    Judge
    Kepler
    Dahl
    Moncada

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Captainpyper: Moncada, Dahl, Kepler, Judge for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Captainpyper: That’s pretty solid, actually… I’ll put it on the list to Rudy… Agree with F on keepers

  2. Scott says:
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    I am looking to add a second catcher to use when my regular has an off day (realmuto). I am in too close of a race to miss out on opportunities in runs, rbi and hr. Who is the add: zunino, leon, wieters, or darnaud. Leon is the highest rated catcher avail over last 30 days. Im not sure if I am buying into him though. I’ve said that about a lot of guys who are having great seasons who I passed up on that I could have used though. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      forgot that Vogt is avail too.

  3. Packers says:
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    You’re only looking at a guy for 2 or 3 games a week. Take the hot hand in Leon. You can always switch. If you really want to do some research check schedules for the same off days and day games following a night game. Pitcher match ups as well, LH, RH.

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Some really classic stuff here! Thoroughly enjoyed.

    a. On Sanotebook, they’re not using him (according to Molitor and all the oversized sweater wearers) in the interleague games because of no-DH in the NL. Apparently he’ll be back to play as DH as soon as today. Let’s see.

    b. It’s my wife’s birthday today. I did the best I could, I sent her an e-greeting from 1-2-3 greetings. I’ll make up for it when I see her next 3 weeks tomorrow.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 18)

    Woman: Our appointment’s at 8:00.
    Man: Yeah, and our doctor’s still in bed sleeping.
    Officer: (taps window) Get out the car! (screaming) get out the car!
    Woman: All right, all right.
    Officer: Get out, lady, unless you and me want to find a Hey, don’t touch her! (screams) Get out the car! Get out of the car, run!
    Woman: Don’t shoot, I’m pregnant.
    Officer: I don’t care! Get the hell out!
    Woman: Oh, my god! The hell is that? All of a sudden, this body just fell down. Get off me, man! I didn’t do it.
    Man: The hell you looking at? It’s not like I put the body there.
    Horatio: That our carjacker, frank?
    Tripp: The one and only. Tried to make a run, but he was too banged up to get very far.
    Horatio: What did he say?
    Tripp: Same as the couple he carjacked– Body fell out of the ficus. I’m gonna head back to the station, See if I can’t get started On this barnum and bailey crime scene.
    Horatio: Thank you, Frank.
    Walter: (siren chirping) (camera shutter snaps) Sir, dent seems a little big for a guy to fall from a tree, If you ask me.
    Horatio: (garbled police radio transmission) That’s ’cause he didn’t fall from a tree, walter.
    Walter: How do you mean?
    Horatio: Take a look at this. See, the tops of these branches are sheared off, walter. Means he fell through the tree, not from it.
    Walter: Suggesting a much higher fall, right? (chuckles) I don’t see any buildings to jump from.
    Horatio: That’s because (cue the queue o sunglasses) he fell from the sky.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Gotcha B. You guys aren’t together? I thought she went to Africa with you…. Damn, that’s tough… C. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Don’t make it any tougher by actually thinking that she was here with me. Who would take care of our children? Worse still who would take care of her nagging mother?

        b. I swear, her mother! When I was out of work, she tells my wife. ‘Why doesn’t Ante do the ironing (given that he is not working). I tell my wife to tell her ‘Mostly because I would destroy 50% of the ironing and the other 50% I would put the crease in the wrong place.’

        c. Then, when I was unemployed another time, she tells my wife. ‘Why don’t you guys convert your 5-year mortgage into a 25-year mortgage?’ I told my wife that her plan would make us pay the principle 3 times over. Not good.

        d. She is truly meddlesome unless it’s something that she is supposed to do. She destroyed my wife’s laptop by watching like 10 hours’ worth of Indian (of all things!) soap operas in one sitting. Destroyed the hard drive, the computer analyst said he had never seen a more filthy/dusty mother board before that day.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Damn, that’s a long time to be away from the family, that sucks, man. B. Ha! C. Hahaha D. Hilarious

  5. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I told Bundy to move over on the bench, cause Strasburg needed a seat..So glad I did..

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Didn’t trust Bundy v the Bosucks and with all that second hand weed smoke in the mile HIGH city, didn’t want Stras eating brownies between innings and trying to pitch well…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  6. PB and J says:
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    Jon Gray’s next game is @MIL. The Brew Crew strikes out a ton but pitching at the hitter friendly Miller Park gives me pause.

    You starting him next time out (SON likes the start)? Is he a streamer at this point?

  7. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I just dropped Grandal in a 12 team redraft league for Gary Sanchez. I am a Yankees fan so this might have influenced the decision. Was this crazy to do? I don’t think anyone will grab grandal.. The few teams left who are in it have good catchers.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I’d want Grandal but not crazy with how Sanchez has looked.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Sanchez has looked great what you talkin about Willis, err JeF…Somebody that is a NY C that has not looked well is, De Are No pitches that I can hit..

  8. Billy Tell says:
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    Oh God, please don’t jinx Mookie!

    In a long term dynasty, how would you compare Javier Baez and Dansby Swanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy Tell: Haha, sorry! Swanson above Baez, Baez looks to be who he is, Swanson could be a top SS in the game

  9. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    The guy I’m facing this week has three of the five top hitters in the top 30 day player rater…………..this is fine……..everything is fine

  10. Tony C says:
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    Good article again today Grey! 12 team h2h my OF and Util position is Marte, Kepler, Ozuna, Piscotty and Soler. I just picked up Soler for Taijuan . Also available are Broxton, Gordon, Rajai, and Kendrick. Should I keep what I have or do you see a better FA alternative?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Rajai over Soler if you can platoon when Rajai’s out

  11. Don says:
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    I replaced Story with Miller, which is good for my team, but disappointing in a way because Story doesn’t seem as extraordinary now. Our love was so strong and now I barely miss him.

    Gary Sanchez or Grandal?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Don: Grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Ha! Grandal

  12. G says:
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    Hey Grey. What’s your thoughts on better source of holds for rest of the week, Wilhemson or Felipe Rivero?

    And how you feeling about Smyly start his week coming up against Texas? Has been pitching well recently. Looking to possibly pick him up since he seems like the best option on waivers for streaming, but not the greatest matchup. I used to own him at the beginning of the year before he started to get shelled so have mixed emotions about the guy. Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Rivero… I’d start Smyly at home, not on road

  13. Todd says:
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    Term for a pitcher that is staked to a huge lead and can’t last long enough to get the win…premature ejerkulation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd: It’s okay, Rudy’s not going to okay it

  14. Ryan Kowalczyk says:
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    I got offered Lester ($38) & Joe Ross ($5) for A. Sanchez ($6) & De Leon ($0) in my auction dynasty league.

    With Felix, Salazar, Manaea, Ventura, Gausman, T. Ross, Moore, Kennedy, Bradley, Walker and Reyes filling the rest of my staff I feel like I could use a strong starter in Lester.

    So do I bulk up for the playoffs or hold on and hope Sanchez is the real deal and De Leon is legit.

    Side trade: Castellanos ($3) for Sonny Gray ($13) + $5 draft cash

    Love your articles man keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan Kowalczyk: Think you have to hold Sanchez…. Castellanos, thanks!

  15. Goldie showers says:
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    Moss or soler or ozuna for 4th OF?

  16. Shaggy says:
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    Have you noticed that Ozuna starts hitting HRs every time Stanton takes a vay-cay?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Shaggy: I’ve been saying the same thing. Nothing when Stanton was hot. Only when DL’d or slumping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shaggy: Yeah, noticed it when Chicken Dinner said it the other day

    • knucks says:
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      @Shaggy: Meanwhile, in the Big Easy…

      Xavier Scruggs has reached base in 21 of his last 22 starts. Since the start of July, he leads the PCL with 12 homers. His 58 Walks are 9th most in the PCL this year.

      Not sure when Bour will be back, but thought I read that he currently doesn’t have a timeline. Scruggs isn’t a big prospect (I didn’t see him on the list of top 30 in the MIA system). Just saying, homey is on a tear. They been using Dietrich there….

      Digging deeper… When he was called up in 2014 in STL, Scruggs was the 8th player in the MLB to have a first name that starts with an “X”.

  17. Adam P. says:
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    I know this doesn’t help you at all, but my buddy and I still talk about the time Doug Davis for the Brewers was staked to a 10 run lead in the top half of the first inning at Washington many moons ago and proceeded to shit the bed and got pulled when it was something like 10-9 in the 5th for a no decision. We call that a “Doug Davis”, although I understand if you want to call it something less specific here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam P.: Ha, that’s funny, but prolly too specific (or in need of an explanation)

  18. Jon A says:
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    Archie Bradley today @ SD?

    Looking for a QS

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Between Miller and Gyorko, it’s return of the Grey Darlings!

    Anyway, in a keeper league, would you trade your $1 Ozuna (keep for $4) for a $16 Frazier (keep for $19) plus another smaller piece?

    That piece would be some sort of non-keepable guy who would help me this year or in offseason trades (a two start pitcher with nice matchups like Cashner, or maybe Bundy after that Red Sox start, etc. or Brantley, who I would try packaging to someone in the offseason who likes name value).

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Probably wherever I dropped off Gyorko that year after holding him for 2.5 months of fugly!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: What about Miller and Franklin both hitting on the same team, something they were suppose to do in Seattle as two top prospects..From what I have seen of Franklin, I feel a breakout is coming for him just Miller’s..Franklin’s first full year in pro baseball he went 23/25 & hit .283..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mariners trade away more prospects and yet have the ‘smartest’ fans who think the M’s always do well in trades

          • Tio says:
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            @Grey:

            Grey, I am a Mariners fan and the fanbase is really unknowledgeable. I am convinced that the majority of fans would rather get all of the bobblehead dolls than go to the playoffs.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! I guess I just think of Fangraphs, b/c it’s run by M’s fans

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                …Who are constantly making excuses for M’s moves

  20. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I am assuming that you would stay away from Salazar today. What about Musgrove @ BAL. SON give that one a frowney face -7. But SON smiles upon Salazar. I feel the opposite. Musgrove is facing Gausman and for some reason whenevs Gausman pitches his team scores like .5 a run. Salazar might be done for the year in my opinion. In the words of the Geto Boys…”late at nite, something ain’t right, my WHIP and ERA are tailed by Salazar’s highlights.”

    • Dry Lochte says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I’m starting Musgrove, he deserves the shot!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Agree with Lochte, he’s shown himself, start Musgrove

  21. Five-On-One says:
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    Catcher question – pleaser rank for ROS – Leon, Hundley, ToJo, Zunino.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: ToJo over the others even though he has 11 ABs in the teams’ last 7 games (sitting for Howard)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You prefer Hundley? Then go for it

  22. John says:
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    need to cut loose on someone to activate Salazar.. need to choose from: ozuna, Broxton, judge, musgrove, Chad green, Estrada, odorizzi.

    it’s a 12 team pts league

    • knucks says:
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      @John: Do pitchers matter more than batters, based of points? Do HR matter more than SB?

      Prob would help you get the best answer that you deserve. Anyways, without knowing, I’d prob say Green. Unless you have all these bats as bench guys. That’s prob not necessary. Good luck!

      • John says:
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        @knucks: thanks man!

        my outfield and DH consist of: Bryant, polanco, Marte, Brad Miller. also have Bregman on the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Odorizzi

  23. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey, thanks for the article. Going forward, for my UTL and BN positions, which two of the following players you prefer: Mazara, Brandon Moss and/or Marcus Semien? Thanks!

  24. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Glossary Term- Crop Dust…obviously the first crappy pitcher’s stank rubbed off on the next guy…and now it’s rubbing off on my team’s stats. Now I need to go rub one off just to feel good about life again.

  25. Huddy says:
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    Bats have been hurting this week. Need 3 of these players next week H2H weekly redraft.
    Werth: [email protected] 2 Bal 3 Col
    HPerez: 3 Col 4 Pit
    Benintendi: [email protected] 3 KC
    Eaton: 2 Phi 4 Sea
    Judge: [email protected] 3 Bal
    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huddy: Judge, Perez, Eaton

  26. Scott says:
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    So I start Bundy @Bal yesterday and get creamed.

    What happens next is I sit Musgrove @Bal and he’ll get a Win with 7Ks, 1.5 ERA and .75 WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Exactly, don’t fall into the trap

  27. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking from some Razzball glossary help. Left both Strasburg and Shane Green on the bench. Kept 12 earned runs from crapping all over my day. I know sonovabench for leaving a great day on the bench. What’s the term for happily leaving a crappy day on the bench?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, it’s supposed to be good

          • GrassyNoelRedding says:
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            @Grey: Jeez, I’m bad at this. One last attempt: Dugoutstanding!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, that’s not bad, but doesn’t say fantasy to me

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bench tits!

        • The Hack says:
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          @Grey: bench tits!…..bennnnnchski!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jolly bencher?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Grey: LOL

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Hahaha!! All of these are great!

        • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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          @Hieronymous Lohse: Probably too META:

          “A Stacy Hamilton”?

          Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character name in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

          Har-har – a good benching, get it?

          No?

          Well, you see, she was banged in a dugout on a dugout bench.

          “Dude, total Stacy Hamilton with Strasburg last night”.

          No? But…but…banged! On the bench! That’s a good thing! Involving a dugout ben…oh forget it!

  28. Need your help, pally! With Salazar and Teheran coming off the DL, I need to drop someone in my H2H non-keeper league…

    Shark, Shoemaker, JUpton, Kepler, Jankowski are my options. Thoughts?

    K BYYYYEEEEEE

  29. Steeve says:
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    I just see Herman Perez stats over last month, wow… trust him for ROS and keeper league?

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Steeve: The latino PeeWee?

      • knucks says:
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        @Shill Team 6: Paging Mr. Hernan… Mr. Hernan. You had a batty call on Team Knucks.

        And I’ll never let you go :)

        Well, I don’t own him in a Keeper, but I wouldn’t think that we are “trusting” him too much there. As always, depends on what else ya got, Steeeve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steeve: Not in a keeper, he’s been hot though

  30. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, too bad Bundy start didnt work out :(

    You starting Musgrove tonight at Balt?

  31. Slimcompoop says:
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    “Everything. Okay! I’ll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max’s toupee and I glued it on my face when I was Moses in my Hebrew School play. In fifth grade, I knocked my sister Edie down the stairs and I blamed it on the dog… when my mom sent me to the summer camp for fat kids and then they served lunch I got nuts and I pigged out and they kicked me out… but the worst thing I ever done – I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa – and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.”

  32. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    “SOLER good. OZUNA bad. SOLER go to Coors tomorrow. SOLER mouth water…”

    Hey Grey, Love the write up! Tomas has never been on the wire long in my league. I got a couple of his two homer games and now my friend is enjoying them on his team. It seems that LF–for leagues like mine who specify outfield slots–has been the toughest slot to fill. After top 4 guys, there’s a serious drop off. I’m guessing next year’s top ten for that position will be really eclectic.

    Tomorrow I’m planning on starting Matz at San Francisco and Gerrit Cole at home vs Miami. You good with those? Thanks a lot!

  33. Hugman says:
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    Guys and five girls, after getting clobbered by Strasburg and Cody yesterday, I’m going to give Musgrove a shot to neutralize the damage. So you might want to sit him.

    • Hugman says:
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      @Hugman: Sorta on that note, doesn’t Rudy usually do some sort of analysis of Streamy’s effectiveness on the year? I’d be very interested to see that this season. In the early going, Sir Stream was making me look like Nostradamus, but lately every stream I do splashes all over my shoes.

      • see razzball.com/ombotsman where i track everything daily. july/august have been tougher than april-june. using DraftKings/FanDuel salaries as a ‘common sense benchmark’, july was a funky month. august is a little less funky in that regard.

        • @Rudy Gamble: Cool, thanks. Not complaining btw, just saying it’s been kind of a crazy season. Guys that are normally perennial streamers are owned because they’re pitching their faces off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: Oh boy (and girl)

  34. Chad says:
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    Great work as always, Grey.
    I know I brought this up yesterday, but in the meantime, my request of Alex Reyes for Benintendi was accepted.Right now my OF looks like:
    Polanco
    Broxton
    Judge
    Herrera With JD in my Util spot and Pollack on the bench. I’m taking 1st so ill have a bye the first week of playoffs. I could trade Judge for Stroman, but now I’d have to drop a pitcher to grab Piscotty.
    McCullers-DL
    Archer
    Bundy
    Syndergaard
    Carrasco
    Duffy
    Pomeranz
    Ray
    Reyes
    My RPs are Miller, Betances, Giles and Herrera.
    its 12 team H2H 6×6 BB and K9.
    Do I make the trade and see what happens with Pollack/ pick up the hot bat after the bye? I might have just talked myself into it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chad: Sure, take Stroman… Pom is droppable

  35. Roger Podacter says:
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    Cinco De Cryo?

  36. Tio says:
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    Grey – What do you think of starting Salazar today?

    I am in the playoffs and the league has a weekly starts limit. The alternative would be DeSclafani vs. LAD on Sunday or a streamer any other day this week. Thoughts?

    • knucks says:
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      @Tio: I think I saw him note the other day that he agrees with SON and that Disco against LAD should be avoided. Could be wrong though. I’d roll with Salazar over Disco. In fact, I own them both and that’s exactly my plan. Not in a h2h league though.

      Good luck in the playoffs Tio!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: I’m starting Salazar, have little faith, so depends on your situation….

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        I am leaving Salazar are in the DL slot and/or bench until I feel comfortable starting him after a solid outing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could see it either way depending on the situation for your team

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Tio: Hope you benched Salazar! Not the worst since it was only one inning, but man was the control off… Glad to see he was working in the bullpen afterwards!

  37. Unabubbas says:
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    Jon Gray – 4 IP, 4 ER. Damn, it hurts so much more when a pitcher is staked to a huge lead and can’t stick it out for five innings. There should be a glossary term for this. Please suggest in the comments.

    Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I’m in a god-damn hurry.

  38. knucks says:
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    Saw in his post game interview… Donaldson, when asked about the run in with Gibby:

    “Gibby asked me what kind of cologne I was wearing. And I said, ‘its this new cologne called Tom Ford, I just got it. And he was getting kinda close to me. And I was all, Hey Man, back up… I’ll give you some after the game.”

    Not an exact quote from me here, but you gotta love the sense of humor from the MVP. Just wanted to share, in case any of you Sploo’ Jays fans out there who drink your milk out of a bag missed this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Ha, that is solid

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @knucks: Gibby’s response was great too. First he said “None of your business.” Then he smiled and said something like “er his first at bat, I told him to get a different bat, that one wasn’t working. Then after the next one, he broke his bat and I want up to him and let him know he should have listened to me after his first at bat.”

  39. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for today (finally cutting J Upton, can’t see me putting in the next week or so )
    Guyer (should be starting against a left ) vs Rodon
    Bourn vs Clemens
    Szczur vs K Davies
    Tim Anderson vs Salazer
    and that is really it .

  40. MP says:
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    Pick up Bregman or Y. Tomas in 7×7 keeper (+BB, +OPS)

    Current team:
    Gattis
    Rizzo
    Altuve
    Desmond
    Machado
    Trout
    Harper
    Polanco
    Gordon
    Moss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MP: Tomas…Alex Gordon

      • MP says:
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        @Grey:
        Dee

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @MP: Jay

  41. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I don’t know if I liked “snacking on kale, baby doll” or “maniacally grabs coins from a well” better, but they were both fantastic. You paint a fine picture sir.

  42. Will says:
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    Devon Travis, Dahl, or Swanson for ROS?

    Dahl, Swanson, or Bregman keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Dahl…Dahl

  43. otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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    YO-YO Ma @grey

    SO I clearly pissed all over the fantasy gods after eating asparagus or something.
    I am in a H2H 6×6 (OPS and Losses)

    Have had salazar/rich hill(I am convinced he is a republican and touched trump’s hair by mistake)/mccullers/wade davis/alex cobb(have to drop to make room for giles off the NA)/Salazar
    My other SP are Tanaka/pomeranz/bundy/smyly/luke weaver(might drop after start instead of cobb)

    I Also have Alex Reyes and Raisel in my sp spots as RP

    I was offered Verlander/Lackey/Gerrit Cole for Alex Reyes…..thoughts?

    IS losing Reyes as possible keeper(if I even keep him) worth the loss for any of those in keeper? if so which? remember losses are a category….so dumb.

      • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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        @Grey: They are both POTENTIAL keepers.
        We keep 6 for max 3 years year A being the year they are drafted and can be held till year C so 3 year max
        Currently my keepers are
        Rizzo/Lindor/Cruz/Lemahieu if never leaves Colorado I can’t not?/Story/Salazar

        Then I have the borderlines….shit Madonna’s in my he’d now. But you keep on pushing my loooove….ok….wait.
        Bundy/Wade Davis/Tanaka(if gets surgery finally)/Mccullers

        Would I even REALLY be keeping Cole or Verlander over those guys? Assuming no

        I guess ROS Reyes won’t give me enough to justify hoarding him as a probably non keeper?

        I self diagnosed….you taught me well.

        Wait…amiright @grey ?

        ARGH

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Nah, none are keepers, take Cole/Verlander

          • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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            @Grey:
            In that order?
            I am going to be that annoying poster….and even ONE up that annoying poster and almost 100% not do what you say….but I love the comfort. Make me feel like a charm in commercial.

            I want Cole but just the fact that the league uses losses as a H2H category scurrs me with those pirates….ho btw are turning into utility men regenerators. Bench Bat Bumblebees? Freese/Joyce/SeanRod/Frazier et al.(not kaline)
            Am I wrong to now think with this little left in season W-L records are sort of meaningless and their counting stats should be identical…one old….one semi injured….same risks.

            Canadian coin being flipped! COME ON BEAVER…..SHIT it came out poutine.

            I think thats tails.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, meaningless

              • otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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                @Grey:
                I guess when contending…I should put Story on block and at least HEAR offers right? or is a SS in Colorado worth stashing as a 3 year keeper (2 more years) @grey ?

                I am SUCH a hoarder and have extreme player withdrawal syndrome.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s worth stashing

  44. Branta says:
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    Okay! Okay! I finally added Tomas (thank goodness he was still on the waiver wire). Dumped Trumbo finally (thanks for the dingers, no thanks for the 2nd half .554 OPS) to make room. Glad I hopped on the Miller train when I did, what a ride it’s been!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope it works out

  45. joe is a popular name says:
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    looking for W while managing innings.
    Salazar vs Rodon
    Musgrove @ Gausman
    Shoe vs Iwakuma

    thinking about benching shoe.. should I play all 3?

    Glossary term: pitching to the floorboard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a bad term suggestion, will add it to the list… I’d start all three SPs

  46. james mcgough says:
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    scout fantasy =THIEVES

    Received subscription for free last year when renewing my dynasty team . Received e-mail 8/17 saying that it was renewed on 8/2 . I didn’t authorize or request renewal. Called and cancelled subscription 8/18. Received e-mail saying (your subscription will be honored through your anniversary date based on payments made .Per terms and conditions ,no refunds can be given for cancelled subscriptions.) Immediately called back 5 times and received message that the call center was closed even though they just opened 10 minutes prior. Called back 2 hours later and told they won’t refund my money. Like I would pay for this shit .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll pass along your comment to the guys I know over there, not sure if they can help, but I’ll see…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @james mcgough: If that is your email address that you commented with, someone from Scout is reaching out to you

  47. Branta says:
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    Glossary term for a guy staked to a big lead and can’t finish 5: Wincontinent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I get what you’re going for, but don’t think it’s crystal

      • Branta says:
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        @Grey: But he shat the bed, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  48. Greg C says:
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    5×5 H2H ROS Moss or Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  49. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    A bit early, but wondering if I could enlist your help honing in on my bottom 2 keeper picks in a keep-7 forever league…here’s where I’m at currently:

    Definite Keepers: (1) $28 Betts, (2) $33 Rizzo , (3) $30 Kershaw

    Very Likely Keepers: (4) $3 Y. Moncada; (5) $11 Story

    Guys Competing for Bottom 2 Spots:
    $4 OZUNA
    $5 Schoop
    $11 M. Franco
    $7 Khris Davis
    $5 Hammel
    $3 Oh and Giles (though who keeps closers?)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OZUNA, Schoop

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Something tells me Franco won’t go for much higher than $11 at auction (in this league, the studs + top 20 pitchers go high, but guys like Brandon Belt went for ~$13).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe $15

  50. Evan says:
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    Got offered the following (dynasty league)…

    His:
    D. Travis
    J.Abreu
    JBJ
    Melancon

    for My:
    Cutch

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  51. ichirosan says:
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    Where would you rank David Dahl for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonna be someone I want on every team, can’t go wrong with Coors

  52. Jon A says:
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    14 team Roto keeper league

    Lamb
    Polanco
    Puig

    for

    Longo
    Piscotty
    Cmart
    Robertson
    Semien

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, pretty fair though, could go either way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too many Dohmers!

      • @Grey: Speaking of doh, Gourdough’s (the food truck that had the maple bacon donut) has opened up a couple brick-n-mortars here. went to one downtown yesterday. cheesecake icing with graham cracker crumbles and strawberries. i had to jazzercise a few more minutes this morning to work it off but it was worth it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d get doh-abetes for that!

  53. Big league choo says:
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    12 team keeper (keep 10) I’m in 5th so I can still make a run.
    .
    I’m loaded at OF and a guy is interested in springer 39$ for next yr…inflation is 5$per yr (260$budget)

    1)Would you trade him straight up for Rizzo 44$?
    2) for benintendi and franco?

    Other than that he has MaiKel franco(30$), polanco (22$), Chris davis (35$), benintendi (10$)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. No

  54. Polka

    Polka says:
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    Mookie for MVP!
    Man I wish I wasn’t a draft pussy and took him of Jose “just found myself” Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Betts was the guy to grab in the beginning of the 2nd round

  55. ashtray says:
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    How about “choking on a silver spoon”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s okay, I think we have better

  56. Jon A says:
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    12 team Roto keeper league

    Cole Hamels for Kyle Seager

    I

    • Jon A says:
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      @Jon A:

      I have lamb also…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

      • Jon A says:
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        @Grey:

        What about Hamels for Lamb>?

        Just looking for a solid SP to provide a bunch of QS and W down the strecth and I have the two 3B

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Lamb, it’s fair

  57. Nitro says:
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    10 team keeper, HTH:
    Which side?
    Grandal, Pom, Kepler for Lester

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  58. Premature Ejeculation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone said above

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, not feeling it

  59. Gigorilla says:
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    Nice reference to the Purple Reign

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks

  60. MP says:
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    Gattis or Martin?

    With Yulenski coming up in a few days, worried about Gattis playing a LOT less often.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  61. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Win Tunnel….Think you’re getting a win and next thing you know hes walking down the tunnel to the club house.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad, will run it by Rudy

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: VitaWin Deficiency

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not bad, actually

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that response is rare for me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I made your day, take a lap around your desk!

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: *moves desk from wall, runs, trips over blue internetty wire* Wow, I just lost a pound. You are my Richard Simmons

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I prefer your Suzanne Somers, but a’ight

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: Okay, I just imagined you in a blonde wig wearing a leotard and using a thigh master….ugh

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, and?

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Your thighs need work

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn

                    • The Hack says:
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                      they just need to match those outstanding cavs…did you get implants?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No but I’ll take that as the compliment it was intended

  62. K Dot C says:
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    “Winsmaid” – A pitcher that gets a huge lead but fails to get to 5IP to get the W. “Always the Winsmaid, never the Win”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  63. Polancodonk says:
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    When a pitcher is staked to a huge lead and can’t stick it out for five innings: a dandywaste.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  64. The Hack says:
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    WinDOH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy said that

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I know. I was saying I like it in the fewest words possible

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  65. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Looking at Broxton because my guys just don’t feel like running these days, but my bench bat is Judge who looks great. Lineup is below, still drop Judge for Brox for the speed? 12T H2H

    C – Grandal
    1B – Belt
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Frazier
    SS- Machado
    OF – Betts
    OF – Springer
    OF – Polanco
    UTIL – K Davis
    UTIL – Dahl
    BE – Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  66. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The Comcast Sportsnet Chicago guys confused Cody Allen with Chad Allen a couple of times last night. Guess they’re huge “Our House” fans.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  67. Pete says:
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    what do you think about dropping JUpton in my H2H points league so I can grab a 2 start pitcher for next week (if I win next weekI get a 1st round playoff bye)? Hitting runs fairly shallow, pitching super deep. I grabbed BMiller and I have Bregman for my SS and last OF slot. So is Upton expendable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  68. Patrick says:
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    Conceding the 5th??? Or could just be pleading the 5th, really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  69. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Morality Question: Is feigning gastrointestinal distress on multiple occasions at work in order to go make fantasy baseball moves on your phone wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless you’re a border patrol guard in Syria

  70. Five-On-One says:
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    Looking to get a jump on other teams for next week’s 2-start streamers. Boyd and Duffey both get two starts. Who do you prefer – Boyd (@MIN and vWSOX) or Duffey (vDET and @CLE) or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Duffey

  71. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey. 12 team, H2H, 6X6-How do you rank (ROS) the top three out of this group?
    Smyly, Shoemaker, Phelps, Gausman, Alex Reyes…..Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phelps, Reyes, Shoemaker

      • Happyharry says:
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        @Grey: Where does Anibel Sanchez rank with these three…Phelps, Reyes, Shoemaker? ..Thanks Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last

  72. nick the dick says:
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    Blandmaster Trash and the Furious <5!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Apathy lyrics today!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Oh I peeped it my G, nice! Still on heavy rotation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, a few songs, I’ve weeded up about half the album, though they’re not dead to me

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, you do cut the grass as short as it goes when you like an album. I need something new in my life too

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You do that too, right? I mean, grab a few songs you really like and play the crap out of them or do you play the whole album? Prolly depends on the album

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Depends on album, but I play em out until I basically know most of the lyrics. Doesn’t take long though, as I retain lyrics better than any useful information…I think you’d like ‘Wanna Snuggle?’, try that Ap album

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Think I own that one, need to check

            • The Hack says:
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              @nick the dick: which Apathy did you give him. I’m loving the newest one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like you term suggestion, btw, will run it by Rudy

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: You considering my terms is just a bunch of pupu chatter. Old wounds!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just messengered Rudy to see if he would approve Furious <5

  73. AU! says:
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    I got an offer in a standard 12 team h2h dynasty league. I got offered Russell Martin and Danny Salazar for my Gary Sanchez. The only other C on my roster is Sandy Leon. Do you take this? Should I give up Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Salazar

  74. birrrdy says:
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    “Sucking win-d”

    • birrrdy says:
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      @birrrdy: Can also use the other verb forms “Suck win-d”, “Sucked win-d”, or also replace the hypen with an apostrophe in each, e.g. “Sucking win’d”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s solid, will run it by Rudy

  75. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. for next week, which of these starters do you like (if any)?

    gausman – vs was, @ nyy
    duffy – @ bos
    gray – @ mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  76. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Okay Sandy Leon is on steroids, or his bat is corked, this isn’t real.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  77. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    What about Quality Shat.

    “Francisco Liriano was given a 6 run lead to work with, but he walked 8 guys in the 4th, and quality shat away the W”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  78. Scott says:
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    CI question. Lind, Morneau or Prado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morneau

  79. birrrdy says:
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    Ha, just thought of another…

    “Break win’d”

    (“Breaking win’d” or “Broke win’d”)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, these are good, waiting on Rudy

    • birrrdy says:
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      @birrrdy: “Much to the chagrin of his fantasy owners, Jon Gray broke win’d with a 7 run lead, and got pulled before the 5th in yesterday’s game against the Nats.”

      Ironically, I own both Strasburg and Gray, and their miserable performances yesterday cost me my lead in an NL only roto. Sad trombone.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, I like it! Trying to get Rudy on board

  80. Nightpandas says:
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    Gray is a Five Alarm Fire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  81. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Low 5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think I like breaking win’d better

  82. The Hack says:
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    Since Miller is the lede which sounds like French for pick up line I will take this opp to stroke myself. In the pre-season in my late round flyers/deep league thoughts I suggested Jackie Bradley, Adam Duvall, Eugenio Suarez, Trevor Story, Brad Miller, Justin Turner and Mike Napoli. And depending how the season closes out the inclusion of Howie Kendrick and Cesar Hernandez could be included. Okay, enough about me, how you doin’!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: You better hire me for pre-season content

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  83. Scott says:
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    Gyorko or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  84. daze says:
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    i need to pick up a hitter and a pitcher
    Ryon Healy or Alex Gordon

    Homer Bailey, David Phelps , Eduardo Rodriguez, Chad Green or Stash Jose deLoeon
    thnaks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon… Phelps

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        would you drop Tyler Austin for Gordon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  85. John says:
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    I need to pick three starters for Saturday. Not great choices but appreciate you ranking them:

    Kennedy v Twins
    Kuhl v Marlins
    Hellickson v Padres (health? Scratch potential)
    Phelps at Pirates

    • John says:
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      @John:

      Ouch. Skippage!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Hellickson, Phelps, Kennedy

      • John says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, I screwed up anyway. Hellboy’s start is v Cardinals. Still like it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s mediocre

  86. BreadnButter says:
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    Odubal Herrera or Keon Braxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  87. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves league

    1) Drop JUp for Pederson, Kepler, Belt, Tomas, Judge, or Moss. Personally I’m little torn between Kepler and Pederson. Kepler has the better line up position (3rd versus 7th), but Kepler hasn’t homered in over 2 weeks and Pederson has been hot.

    2) The other player I am thinking of moving on from is Salvador Perez. Being an OBP league, he obviously contributes nothing in that category and right now he’s also not hitting for average or power. Best two available catchers are Russell Martin and Gary Sanchez.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas… Sanchez

  88. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H OBP league w/ hitter Ks, Tomas just got dropped to waivers and I have #1 priority. I’ve been looking for OF power for a while so I’m planning to claim him, but who to drop?

    Benintendi (shiny new toy)
    Broxton (ditto)
    Hanley (somehow leads my team in HR over the last 30)
    Schoop (now a bench bat most days with Trea Turner’s emergence)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  89. Scott says:
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    Melky Cabrera or Kendrys Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrys

  90. herschel says:
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    7 bbs. Thanks, jake….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not easy to pull off, and with a win, wonder if that’s the first time that’s happened

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Edwin Jackson walked 8 in a No-No.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh snap

  91. otisNixonLovesRainesRocks says:
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    so @grey

    I decided to free up some dead weight roster space to get giles active.

    I am sending him J-Down Upton, Raisel and Alex Reyes for Tony Watson and Verlander (or he counters with Gerrit Cole) either trade feels amazing.
    It frees up a spot to reactivate Giles and allows me to hold onto Luke Weaver for his start and more if….if…he is….a…..YES Dream Weaver.

    I hope that offer is better than a Lackey for Reyes straight up right?

    AmIRight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks better

  92. Teddy Heater says:
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    Damn, Scout is going all down hill. Kazmir and Arrieta 9 BB’s in 2 games and only 4K’s Ouch! Can Rizzo get some of that shizz that Bryant’s smoking, Bash Bros 2.0.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I had Strasburg go yesterday and Bundy, hello…goodbye

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I got Hendricks going in Col this weekend. Helmets!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I have Buchholz on my bench, dons helmet to smash head into wall

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Mines on for all the bombs that are going to go off in Coors….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have Heyward going to Coors, I’m sure he’ll make up for five terrible months

  93. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glossary term: MC Hammer’d

    He had it and let it all slip away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think we have better

  94. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I know when my player can’t get the win with a huge lead I call him a worthless piece of sh!t. But I have standards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  95. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Bryant sure can get dialed in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  96. gogulls says:
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    Catching up on my Razzball in Santorini Greece! Although the Greek god of walks statue of Youklis is nowhere to be found.
    Rajai or Naquin rest of season or just stream? 14 tm lg so pickings kinda thin…need avg and obp
    Ender available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you checked Cyprus? Rajai

      • gogulls says:
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        @Grey:
        Nah… mykonos, Santorini and Crete. Amazing country!! And fantasy tm taken over 1st place since been gone!!
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Enjoy! Or as they say there, oopa!

  97. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    with iglesias out i’ve got muncy at MI in AL only 10 teamer. him or aybar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  98. SpecialFNK says:
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    would you advise starting Archie Bradley tonight against San Diego in PETCO?

    2016 vs LH- .322/.483/.419./844
    2016 vs RH- .210/.313/.278/.564

    Padres lineup tonight..
    1 CF T. Jankowski (L)
    2 1B W. Myers (R)
    3 3B Y. Solarte (B)
    4 LF A. Dickerson (L)
    5 2B R. Schimpf (L)
    6 RF C. Bethancourt (R)
    7 C D. Norris (R)
    8 SS N. Noonan (L)
    9 SP P. Clemens (R)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  99. muskysmell says:
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    Kevin Gausman that little bitch.
    He’s that smoking hot girl that doesn’t give you the time of day and when you finally give up, she starts blowin’ up your phone.

    I hope he gets lit up today.
    But since I dropped him, he will probably throw a no-hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  100. Eg says:
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    Of Happ, Hendricks, Duffy how do you rank down the stretch?

    Also, any thoughts on Lamb here? Not sure if he’s run out of steam or this is like last cold spell he eventually broke out of…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Lamb can break out again… Hendricks, Duffy

  101. muskysmell says:
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    What’s good Grey…how you doin with your teams this year? Killin’ it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues I’m doing good, in some not so good, so it goes

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        I don’t know how you guys do it…
        I’m in one league…albeit it’s a big money league…but that takes all of my energy and effort…
        162 game season is no joke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Some are weekly leagues, which require less effort… Actually, besides RCL, they all require little effort

  102. herschel says:
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    salazar pulled after 1ip? good call not sending him on a rehab assignment….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  103. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    SHIT! is salazar hurt again. 3 BB’s and out after an inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: no news of injury, might just have yanked since he was clearly off with the 3 BB’s. hope damn so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No injury, he threw a bullpen session after his inning of work (not joking)

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: yeah, i see it, it was about an hour for a rotoworld update. francona wanted to try to win today, which makes sense if a guy can’t throw strikes (and THIS is why they have rehab assignments in the minors too francy)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yup

  104. John says:
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    So what do we call an owner who claims Musgrove right before his Toronto start. Sits him v Bluejays as Musgrove dominates them. And of course starts him v Baltimore where he gets crushed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  105. #flytheW says:
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    The glossary term should be ” give me a f’ing break “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  106. herschel says:
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    @Grey: how early do you see trea going next year? sim to lindor this year? top 75?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think he goes as high as Lindor… Not showing power… Maybe top 100

  107. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Randomly found this and just wanted everyone to watch again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh I love him

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I watched it no less than 6 times in a row.
        You think you know everything because you got bit by a cockroach that crawled out of a dictionary.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So amazing, love Titus!

  108. Schlitzy says:
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    Need to add a starter for the rest of season. We have add drop restrictions so I need to pick one and stick with him. Porcello or happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  109. Benny says:
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    Would you trade McCutchen for Trea Turner in a shallow dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  110. Count de Monetball says:
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    Matt Boyd? Pretty awesome since coming back up… Streamer, stream boat or more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  111. Jimbo says:
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    ROS.. Kemp, Kepler or Althera? OBP league….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  112. Jim says:
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    Realmuto, Rupp or Martin ROS?

    Thanks

  113. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    blash getting the bench now, parra or pham over him in NL only with no ratios, hits over AVG?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: they are starting a backup catcher over blash in OF 2 days in a row now.

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