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I am a winner who’s probably gonna win again.  Giancarlo, forgive me!  Giancarlo, forgive me!  So many swings I don’t understand.  Sometimes I need to stream Tommy Milone.  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!  I can feel your energy while Judge hits homers two planets away.  I got my drink, I got my music.  I would share it, but today I’m yelling.  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!  Mitch don’t kill my vibe! (repeat 2x)  Yesterday, Mitch Haniger (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 15th and 16th homers, and now has 4 homers in the last nine games.  He even has a steal, and his run game got the whole world talkin’.  King Kunta.  Oops, wrong Kendrick Lamar song.  If you need help this final week, grab this *itch.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jean Segura – Hopes to return this weekend.  Um, cool, I’ll be sure to get him in my lineup for Winter Ball.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and a homer.  Guess how many homers he has.  Keep in mind, he’s only played in 121 games.  He has 24 homers!  Dizzamn.  I know what you’re thinking, but what about his average?  He’s hitting near-.250.  Zuninoinks!

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 26th homer.  If you had Yonder, Miggy and Bogaerts in the 2nd half, I feel sorry for you.  That’s right, you got company at your pity party!

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  Who has the better ERA, F-Her or Kyle Freeland or Chris Archer or Gerrit Cole?  You got it, Freeland.  Oy.

Matt Olson – Season is over with a hamstring strain.  Damn, you flew too close to the sun, Allahson!   No 72 virgins for you.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 49th and 50th homers, breaking the rookie home run record that was held by McGwire like a syringe.  Manfred’s mathematical equation of Juiced Balls + home run hitters = Erasure.  Hmm, math’s off there, but close.  Was supposed to equal “Erased memories of steroid users.”  I just went over Judge yesterday, so I won’t effuse all over your eyes, in a non-sexual way.

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-5, and his 33rd homer, hitting .283.  Sticking with the needle sticking theme, this G. Love and the Special Sanchez season (say that fast 110 times!) is up there with some Piazza bacne seasons.  Not saying I will be the one drafting him there, but Sanchez might warrant a top 25 draft pick next year.

Greg Bird – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Bird could be a hot schmotato.  24 days into the Whole30 diet and that sounds delicious.  Can I get it with my Coconut Aminos?

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.84 vs. Jake Junis – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.39.  This matchup was billed as “Jake and the Fat Man.”  I’d guess Sabathia is done for the year with the Yanks headed to the playoffs, but Junis may see one more start.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love it, but it doesn’t hate it that much if you’re in a bind over the weekend.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .269.  I’ll go over the top 20 for every position next week, but Perez is missing out on being the 2nd best catcher in all of baseball due to his lackluster runs (57), which is more of a result of the merry-go-rubbish that’s batted behind him all year.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 38th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Seth Lugo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.72.  He’s scheduled for one more start this year.  Not saying this is gonna happen with Lugo, but some weird schmohawks throw gems/almost-no hitters in the final weekend of every season.  Total confirmation bias here, and no scientific evidence.

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 1 ER (1 more unearned) for the save in about as iffy a way as possible.  This was his 2nd save in the last four games.  Apparently, the Mets decided to never use A.J. Ramos again, and, with the way Ramos is pitching lately, I kinda understand.

Lucas Sims – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  Damn, the Stream-o-Nator pulled that one out of its metal ass (a phrase you hear often), but it doesn’t like his last start of the year, so you do you and try not to go blind.

Luke Weaver – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.23.  I’m just gonna leave my RC Cola on the counter of this bar in Indochina, and go to the bathroom.  *five hours later*  Hey, why am I stage with a group of female strippers?  Wait, I’m also a female stripper now?  AHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-3 and his 19th homer.  Has been starting again.  Dot dot dot.  And I don’t have much else nice to say about his recent hitting.

Yadier Molina – Left after taking foul tips off his mask, and vomited on his way off the field.  Yikes, let’s hope he just ate some chicken Benjie left out.

Kris Bryant – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 29th homer, and 73rd RBI.  Javier Baez also homered in this game (2-for-4, 3 RBIs), hitting his 23rd homer.  Baez also has more RBIs than Bryant.  Cust kayin’.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  He’s not scheduled for another regular season start, and if Maddon’s got a seed of a brain in his melon, he’d keep it that way.

Eduardo Nunez – Returned from a PCL strain, and left after aggravating his knee.  Maybe he can contact a Patriot player and take one of their knees.

Mookie Betts – Left with wrist discomfort.  Ugh, why not just be straight with me and say you want to sit for five days in the final week prior to the weekly lineups locking?

Drew Pomeranz – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.38.  The Regression Fairies take not opening the door for them as a microaggression, they are still impressed by Rob Thomas’ pure artistry and they will ruin your H2H playoff chances.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .266.  If you had Machado, Giancarlo and Donaldson on one team in the 2nd half, I genuflect in your general direction.

Ryan Goins – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games.  You may also know Ryan Goins informally as Yan Groins.

Yasiel Puig – Benched due to tardiness.  No one ever called him Pweegunctual.

Logan Forsythe – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .233.  March, “You go ahead and draft your 1st round 2nd baseman, and I’ll draft Forsythe seven rounds later, and do The Running Man all the way to the finish line.”  Now, “I’m dumb.”

Austin Barnes – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Look out NL playoffs!  Assuming teams he faces are as bad as the Padres.

Andrew Cashner – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER (7 unearned runs), ERA at 3.42.  You know a guy is having a charmed year for ERA when his few blowups are unearned.  Must be a trust fund baby, because Cashner’s all unearned.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-4 and his 39th homer, hitting .209.  Halp and I talk about Gallo on today’s podcast.  You can hardly wait!  No, you!

Collin McHugh – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  If you started him in a crucial H2H matchup, you should send some flowers (or Tyler Flowers) to A.J. Hinch, because I would’ve pulled McHugh yesterday way before he reached 112 pitches and finished the fifth.

Marwin Gonzalez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week with another homer.  If he’s on your waivers, get off your fat cat butt and pounce!

Carlos Gonzalez – Out again with a sore shoulder.  I shudder at the thought of CarGo playing on a team next year that isn’t in Coors.  I’m thinking a comparison of Adrian Gonzalez this year might be apt.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer on the Rockies.  Yeah, Coors really fixed him.  Ow, eye roll headache!

Zack Godley – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.46, and now two straight solid poo starts.  Man, that really takes the shine off him for next year.  Which is awesome for us in 2018!

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Can’t spell Nolasco without Nola and can’t spell WTF without ‘WTF are you doing giving up any runs against the Nats’ B lineup?’  C’mon, homey, I need wins.  I think this was Nola’s last start of the season, which bums me out like the guy living in my alleyway.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .281.  He was oh-for-the-last-week, so ODB’s not exactly hot schmotato-R.E.A.M.

Bryce Harper – Returned from injury but didn’t start due to illness.  Maybe he got sick from eating his own crap.

A.J. Cole – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  His last start of the year is an avoid on the Stream-o-Nator, but I could see him doing all right against a Pirates team that packed it in already.

Michael Taylor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (17) and legs (16), hitting .272.  I don’t want to milk your vaca of all its horchata, but if Taylor were to get 150 games started, he’d be huge value, and he’s only 26 years old.

Jose Abreu – Out of the lineup for two straight days due to shin soreness.  Moncada is also out with shin soreness.  What are the White Sox feeding their players?  Leather soles?

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and a slam (30) and legs (22), hitting .310.  Digest this, dear readers.  Trout missed five weeks of the season with a tear of his thumb.  Some players would’ve been like, “Yo, I don’t want you to use my name, which is Hanley, but I wouldn’t have been playing five weeks after that surgery, and at that level.  I once entered an elevator and said, ‘What’s this, an escalator with a box?’  This is so much easier than standing on an escalator, and I sat in a handicapped person’s lap for five floors.  I’m Hanley, and I approve this message, but don’t use my name.”  Trout’s going to miss out on some counting stats, due to the games he missed, but for value per game on the field, he was ranked 7th this season, and 2nd for qualified hitters (it would mean throwing out Rhysus, and he’s only behind J.D. Martinez).  I think you have to do backflips to figure out a way for him not be the number one fantasy pick again next year, and I don’t do backflips unless it’s part of the Triple Lindy.

   
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!!

    a. Haha on Mitch don’t kill my vibe!

    b. Thanks for the Michael Taylor tip from yesterday. Were it not for you, I’d have started Zimmerman!

    c. I was so desperate yesterday to start a 3B in one league that I actually started Jace Peterson. Worse still? I actually thought he would be ok! Well, I guess 2/6 with a run and an RBI is better than a kick in the nuts but he is one sad fantasy baseball player!!! Dropped him before the start of the 1st game of the double header. Also started Kurt Suzuki and Dominic Smith to get 3 grand slams but all I got was 12 fly outs and handful of nothing!

    d. On the aforementioned Suzuki’s contract for 2018, got my son to start learning how to frame pitchers and call a good game! Damn, that’s a 233% pay increase and he’ll splitting the catcher duties with Flowers!!! Seems a bit steep.

    e. Best of Rambo quote for September 26 from Rambo (2008) from the week of August 28

    [Scene change, Burmese army mortar bombs the village. Everyone either gets shot or left for dead. Of course, they find Sarah Miller and take her away.]

    [Scene change, Rambo on his boat playing with the crucifix that Sarah Miller gave him.]

    Sarah Miller’s voice being played over in Rambo’s head: ‘Maybe you’ve lost your faith in people, but you must still be faithful to something. Still care about something.’

    [Scene change, Burmese-run POW camp. Sarah Miller seated with her feet ligatured and her hands ligatured behind her back, totally immobilized.]

    [Scene change, Rambo playing over stuff in his head.]

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Company leader calling Raven. Come on, Raven.’

    Rambo: ‘What am l? You made me this way. A full-blooded combat soldier. You just don´t turn it off.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Talk to me, Johnny.’

    Rambo: ‘You just don´t turn it off!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘-lt´s over.’

    Rambo: ‘-Nothing is over!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘When are you gonna come full circle? l know the reasons you´re here, John.

    Sarah Miller: ‘Aren’t you curious to see how things might’ve changed back home?’

    Michael Burnett: ‘You’ve done enough damage.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘You´re always going to be tearing away at yourself until you come to terms with what you are. Until you come full circle.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘So you´re just going to stay here forever?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘-John!’

    Rambo: ‘-l wanna go home!’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘John Rambo!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘John?’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘John Rambo? My name is Arthur Marsh, pastor of the Christ Church of Colorado. l need to talk With you. lt’s very important. l wouldn’t come here like this if it wasn’t. The morning of the day the group left, Michael Burnett notified me that they were traveling from this location.’

    Rambo: ‘-What happened?’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘-No one knows exactly. They were supposed to return 10 days ago, but they never came back. l requested help from the embassy, but they can´t help. Not in Burma, and not in time.’

    Rambo: ‘How do you know they´re alive?’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘Because we’ve been in contact with the Karen freedom fighters who say they think they know where they were taken. And l was given the name of an ex-military American local from the embassy who put me in touch with men who say they have experience in this part of the world.

    Rambo: ‘Mercenaries?’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘Yes.’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘l don´t have any other choice. You know the exact spot. We need you to take these men to where you let our people off.’

    Rambo: ‘When are they ready to leave?’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘When you are.’

    Rambo:’Aren’t you gonna say something?’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘-l don’t understand.’

    Rambo: ‘-You should.’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘You mean a prayer?

    Rambo: ‘Not for me, for them.’

    Arthur Marsh: ‘Yes.’

    [Arthur Marsh recites a prayer.]

    [Scene change, Arthur Marsh sees off the group on Rambo’s boat]

    [Soldier X singing a song]

    Lewis (former SAS): ‘Look at this fucking place. Only a fucking ape would live here. What the fuck am l doing here?’

    En-Joo (to Soldier X singing the repetitive song): ‘Hey, knock that shit off.’

    Soldier X: ‘En-Joo don´t like the arts.’

    Diaz: ‘-En-Joo don´t like shit.’

    Soldier X: ‘-l like your sister, Diaz.’

    Diaz: ‘She got a thing for retards.

    Diaz (to Lewis): ‘So what did the Reverend say to you?’

    Lewis: ‘Some shit about part of his flock going missing. l said to him, ´´Look, mate. ´´That´s what you get when you go trespassing into fucking Burma. ´´That´s what you get when you go sniffing around other people´s garbage.´´’

    En-Joo: ‘You know, those generals in there are making a lot of money. Millions cranking out meth more than any other place on the fucking planet.’

    Soldier X: ‘Bullshit.’

    En-Joo: ‘-Millions, moron.’

    Diaz: ‘-Hell, yeah, man. How do you think they pay for that shit army?’

    Lewis: ‘Fucking generals, biggest junkies of all of them.’

    School Boy: ‘lt’s noble, Lewis.’

    Lewis: ‘You what?’

    School Boy: ‘Those people going in there with no weapons, just books and meds. lt´s noble.’

    Lewis: ‘Oi, School Boy. You stick your noble nose into other people´s business, you get fucked up or you get dead. The only reason l´m doing this is for an ex-wife and three kids. And after this shit is over, you can shove that soldiering right up your arse.’

    Lewis (to Rambo): ‘Oi, boat man. Come on, chop-chop! The quicker we get there, the quicker we get back.’

    Lewis (continuing to harrass Rambo): ‘Lousy God-squatters. They come over here spouting all that shit, and they expect the whole world to work like their fucking neighborhood. Well, it doesn’t. So they send in the devil (pointing to himself) to do God´s work. lt’s ironic, isn’t it? Am l boring you, mate? What, is it… ls it the trip? Has it got you nervous? ´Cause, really, you should appreciate the action. You know what l mean? Got to be better than looking at the arse end of a snake. Oh, dear. You really are an uptight bastard, aren´t you? You can drop the 1,000-yard stare. l´ve seen it all before, and l´m not impressed.’

    [Rambo stares him down. Lewis goes to sit down.]

    School Boy: ‘He´s old school SAS. They´re first-rate soldiers, but total egomaniacs. Now, us SBS boys, we´re not so heavy-handed. We like to use our brains. You know what l mean? They call me School Boy. The name stuck with me since sniper school. And me mates won´t stop calling me it no matter how many people l shoot.’

    [Scene change, Burmese POW camp]

    Sarah Miller (to the Burmese Colonel): ‘What do you want from us?’

    [Scene change, at the place where Rambo dropped off the church group.]

    Lewis: ‘One man and a kid. You gotta be fucking joking. This all the rebels they put up?’

    Soldier X: ‘l´m not liking it.’

    En-Joo: ‘You´re in a fucking jungle, puss nuts. There´s nothing to like.’

    Lewis: ‘How you doing?’

    Myint: ‘My name is Myint. This is Tha.’

    Lewis: ‘-ls this it?’

    Myint: ‘-Yes.’

    Diaz: ‘-What´s up with the kid, man?’

    Myint: ‘-He good tracker.’

    Lewis: ‘We don´t need a tracker. We need a fucking guide. You know the exact location, right?’

    Myint: ‘Ten kilometers west, two north, six to a walk.’

    En-Joo: ‘-How many soldiers?’

    Myint: ‘-Hundred, maybe.’

    Soldier X: ‘-Hundred?’

    Diaz: ‘-What´d he say?’

    Myint: ‘More new soldiers come tomorrow.’

    Soldier X: ‘Yeah, l know l´m just a white trash grunt, but l can count. Fuck fucking with 100 strong.’

    Lewis: ‘All right, all right, all right. Let´s get this straight. We don´t engage anybody. lf we can extract these people, good. But it´s in, out, clean, or we fuck off.’

    Diaz: ‘Somebody wanna tell me what the boat man´s doing?’

    Lewis: ‘Hey, why ain´t you waiting with the boat?’

    Rambo: ‘My men are staying with the boat.’

    Lewis: ‘You´re the boat man. You stay with the boat.’

    Rambo: ‘-l won´t slow you down.’

    Lewis: ‘-Yeah, l know you won´t. -lt´s not a fucking nature hike.’

    Soldier X: ‘-Believe that.’

    School Boy: ‘-He can hang with me at the back.’

    Lewis: ‘-Hey, hey, he stays here. He´s the boat man. He stays with the fucking boat. l want a white man on, and not some fucking dink. Now who´s got explosives? Tombstone?’

    Soldier: ‘-None.’

    En-Joo: ‘-A pound of C-4 and primer.’

    School Boy: ‘l got a claymore.’

    Lewis: ‘All right, let´s get on with it. Come on, move, move.’

    [Rambo watches as the group marches off, but you know he’s going to join them at a distance.]

    [After a few minutes on the trail…]

    Lewis: ‘-What the fuck is that?’

    Myint: ‘-Called Tallboy bomb. English drop in World War ll.’

    [The group finally arrives at the Karen village.]

    Myint: ‘Your people taken from here.’

    Diaz: ‘Man, l have seen some shit. Brother, l ain´t never seen no shit like this.’

    Myint: ‘Armies come. Kill everything. Leave our dead here as warning.’

    [Myint speaks to Tha and sends him home.]

    Myint: ‘He see enough. Mine everywhere. Watch where you walking.’

    School Boy: ‘-All right, let´s move on.’

    En-Joo: ‘-To what? They even killed the fucking dogs. Those people are dead.’

    Soldier X: ‘l’m with En-Joo.’

    School Boy: ‘We at least have to go and have a look-see, check it out.’

    Diaz: ‘l’m with you. Let’s check it out.’

    Soldier X: ‘Check what? They’re 100 strong.’

    School Boy: ‘Hey, we took the man’s money.’

    Lewis: ‘Hey, hey, hey, hey. Just calm down, calm down. We’ll go there, and we’ll see what’s what. But if anything’s wrong, anything at all, we’ll leave. All right?’

    En-Joo: ‘Yeah’

    Soldier: ‘-All right.’

    Lewis: ‘-Good.’

    Lewis (to Myint): ‘-Which way?’

    Myint: ‘-This way.’

    Myint (to the group): ‘Army! Go! Go!’

    [Everyone takes cover as a Burmese army truck circulates through the village.]

    [Still no sign of Rambo, spoiler alert the title of the movie isn’t Rambo 4 for (stutterer) nothing.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Bill says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Aunti GET-A-LIFE!!! No one cares about your wall of lamebo text every morning.

      • knucks says:
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        @Bill: Bill. Please chill.

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @knucks: Knucks!

          Thanks for the support. Bill just angry because he will never be a law, he hopes and prays but today he is still just a Bill.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • knucks says:
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            @Ante GALIC: Hahah that was perfect Ante!

      • ThanatosK says:
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        @Bill: It is actually rather annoying to have to scroll past all of his stuff every day. Love the comments….about baseball. Keep those and lose the unnecessary stuff and the love will flow

      • Fausto

        Fausto says:
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        @<a href="#[email protected]Bill: Yo bill, you start Pomeranz, Weaver, and Godley in all leagues last night?? Jeez ”too much scrolling”? You gots a major case of #FirstWorldProblems…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Hehe B. Nice! C. I hear ya D. Yes, we’ll be drafting Ante Jr. one day! E. Awesome!

  2. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I just wanted to thank you for all of your help the last few years. Over the last 6 years I’ve made 6 championships and won 4 of them. The last 2 years were the two years I’ve placed 2nd and lost by one strikeout both of those times. That’s the luck of the draw I guess, but wouldn’t have made it that far without your help. Thank you again, and I’ll be reading your write ups over the off season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: No problem, we’ll get em next year!

  3. Natty Boh says:
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    ^^^^^^wow

  4. Sean says:
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    Great read Grey! I need a bit of advice now that I’m going for the ship.
    1. With Clevinger moved to the bullpen do I drop or hold him for possible counting stats? I have others that can be dropped this week for other streamers (only 5 moves allowed and not a lot of great options). He also is potential keeper in the 12th round next year (picks 133-144), where do you see him going next year?
    2. Do I drop Rendon for a hot bat or just pick up an extra bench bat to rotate with guys sitting? Who’s the better pick up between S. Marte, J. Polanco, and T. Hernandez?
    3. Start Dickey today @ NYM $4.4?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Sean says:
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      @Sean: or J. Montgomery vs TB $5.8. Neither also works haha

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Sean:

        I’m curious about streaming Montgomery, too.

        • sportivetricks says:
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          @sportivetricks:

          Oh, and do you think Cueto will even make his scheduled last start against SD on Sunday?

          (Sorry for hijacking your comment, Sean!)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Sean: Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Thanks! 1. Prolly droppable but I don’t know your options 2. Marte, but Rendon could be a keeper, no? 3. Neither

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: My current potential keepers are T. Turner in the 19th, G. Sanchez 10th, Rendon 5th, Pham 12th, J. Gray 13th, Aroldis 12th, Clevinger 12th, and Rodon 18th. We only get to keep 4, Trea and Gary are locks. If I would drop Clevinger and/or Rendon another owner could scoop them up as a 12th rounder. I think maybe I just figured out my strategy since you dont like Dickey and Montgomery. Hold onto both and drop one of my pitchers going today for streamers the rest of the week and drop Darvish for a bat since he can’t be kept.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds like a plan

  5. Joseph Macdonald says:
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    Grey, No question. Just have to thank you for making me laugh five days a week. Of course, the info is of the ‘pert variety but the humour is singular. Thanks and I look forward to all the off-season stuff.

  6. lubey says:
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    How exactly do I go about using that free trial for using the beast known as stream-o-nator?? I signed up and emailed Rudy, but havent received a response.

    Speaking of streamers……

    [email protected] vs Ray
    Williams vs Bal Gausman
    [email protected] Vargas

    I really don’t like any of these. Sanchez has done me dirty all year, but he has been looking better of late.

    Thanks brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lubey: Rudy just landed in NYC, was flying this morning… He’ll hit you back — Williams is only one I’d consider, but they’re all bad

  7. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamer questions. Who do you like best-Please give me a couple.

    Newcomb @ NYM & Gsellman-SON+9.1
    Salazar vs Minn & Mejia-SON+16.3
    Kuhl vs Balt & Yoan-SON+10.6
    Woodruff vs Cinn & Bailey-SON+0.2
    Porcello vs Tor & Estrada-SON+5.3
    Wacha vs Lackey-SON +7.1 vs SON-1.6

    Thank you.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  8. Steve says:
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    Where do you think Olson will be ranked next season? Top 100? Think he keeps up his power (over 40 HR b/w minors and majors)? He’s got an atrocious strikeout rate but so does Judge. I’m on the fence with him.

    • Grey

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      @Steve: Nah, around 130 overall maybe, I’d put him down for similar stats to Khris Davis with more risk

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Whole30 idea of the day – Here’s a video on how to make the perfect omelette from Ludo: https://youtu.be/rAGZs6UOSI0

        Omit the cheese and use ghee instead of butter and you have a really tasty way to make perfect eggs every time. It doesn’t have to be an omelette either, I usually use his technique to make a scramble.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome! Thanks!

  9. Mr. Rickey says:
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    In H2H final round – is D’Arnaud worth an add (only have 6 and have used 4 cherry picking streamers for the week). Have Vazquez now so basically starting at zero. Everything else looks good and all decent starters are gone. Counterpoint is save adds in case of injury or lack of play for guys on teams that have clinched.

    Thanks for doing what you do – sad that the season is almost over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: I wouldn’t mess with d’Arnaud

  10. Marti says:
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    If the phillies give nola run support next year, he could be a top 10 pitcher. Thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Top 15-20, he doesn’t have dominance to be top 10, but not far off

  11. SDub88 says:
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    Who do you like most out of Marwin, Haniger, and Michael Taylor for the rest of the week?

    Also – do you like Paxton today @OAK? Thinking about streaming him as he was dropped last week, but may just stand pat. My opponent is likely going to win QS, Wins, and K’s and I just want to focus on saves, ERA, WHIP, and K/9. I have the edge in the batting categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SDub88: Haniger — I wouldn’t touch Pax

      • DonnieB says:
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        Haniger a keeper at $10 in a 12 team roto with a $300 budget and you can keep 8? He just seems to be such a solid hitter when healthy.. Thoughts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, unless you have no one else

  12. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Just want to say thanks to you Grey, and the rest of the Razz staff, for a great season.

    I won my league this season and have done so three of the past four years, with a lot of help from you guys. Thanks again.

    • mets3145 says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: I second that – my pitching staff was put together with duct tape after the rotation I drafted (Maeda, Quintana, Pineda, Roark, and a couple of other jokers) left me in last place in May… everyone in my league left me for dead and now I’m battling for the Championship with my streaming plan that I outlined yesterday… ALL HAIL SON!

  13. zombie says:
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    Great shizz to the very end, Grey. For those of us out of it, you make it slightly less bitter. Thanks to you and all Razzballers. With looking forward in mind, what would be your early recommendation for 2 Final Keepers (round to be kept in parenthesis) to join Trout into next season from: Edwin (Rnd.2), Bregman (Rnd. 5, still SS?), G. Love Sanchez (Rnd. 6). Moistasskiss (Rnd. 25, sort of depends where he goes. But also, I know that I pick some of these guys for the chuckleworthy nickname), & Atlanta phenom Acuna (Rnd.10, looking forward to a nickname)?? Thanks again. Better every season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Thanks! Sanchez, Moist prolly but have time to decide

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EW

  14. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you bench Martinez vs Cubs today?

    • knucks says:
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      @lwomack58: Depends on the situation. Why do you want to bench him? H2h situation?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @knucks:

        Protect ratio’s after Weaver blowup. It’s Yahoo roto. But at this point should roll with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  15. knucks says:
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    Crossover post…

    Jay wrote a really thoughtful article yesterday on the Football side and everyone should consider taking a look. Or not. Have a great Tuesday everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  16. MLBeastmode says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks for all of the assists this year, Grey! First 3 time champion in my h2h league!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, congrats!

  17. Packers says:
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    Grey what do you think of C. Sisco in a dynasty league? Basically top third, average, in a 12 team roto 2 catchers league so 24 in all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t excite me much

  18. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey Grey, would you stream Davies (Cinci at home), Lamet (at Dodgers), or Mengden (Seattle at home) tonight? 10 team h2h categories finals. I’m leading in wins (although more never hurts), but I’m trying to keep up with my opponent in Ks while maintaining my small-ish lead in ratios. I still feel like Davies is smoke and mirrors due to his middling K rate, and with Mengden there’s always the fear of a roofie. I like Lamet, but it’s a tough matchup. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davies and Mengden, neither are 100% safe

  19. Tyler Magnus says:
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    thanks for all the help from the whole razzball team this year. love all the blogs, tools, and podcasts. will be a subscriber from here on out.

    Need some help in the championship this week though. Altuve got hit on the wrist last night so will probably be out for a couple days. I have J. Polanco for 2nd. just need any bat for the utility spot. Who out of the follow do you like the most.

    Granderson (rest of week 1 VS SD/3 @COL) no lefties @COL
    Neil Walker (r-o-w 2 VS CIN/3 @STL)….hittertron has him pretty high
    Mark Reynolds (r-o-w 1 VS MIA/3 VS LAD). will face Conly then the lefies form LAD, maybe Darvish
    Semien (r-o-w 1VS SEA/4 @TEX)
    Lind (r-o-w 1 @ PHIL/4 VS PIT) only 1 lefty to face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Reynolds

  20. Steve says:
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    1. Who’s the better bat to have in the lineup today, Lind @ PHI or W Ramos @ NYY or both?

    Have been punting C but am down in R and tied in HR.

    2. Should I continue to punt C or drop a streamer for W Ramos (ask because he looks like he’s rounding into form)

    3. Maybe I punt CI? If not, do you like any of these for the next few days:

    Lind @ PHI
    Villanueva @ LAD
    Rojas @ COL
    Peterson @ NYM
    Forsythe vs SD
    B Miller @ NYY
    Dietrich @ COL

    Thanks. Injuries have me scrambling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind as long as he plays… drop streamer for Ramos

  21. ebudz says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Back again and time to whip my team in championship shape!

    Already down by 3 bombs since I’m facing a team with guys like Judge, Stanton, Sanchez, Altuve etc … also the team I’m facing hold their own in pitching real well! In fact he would have beat my last week in W, Ks, Saves, and WHIP in like 5 less IP…

    SO yeah but with only 5 adds left I don’t know what the best use of them is? I could swap some bats? Stream? Ahh

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: LeMahieu
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Springer, Pham, D. Santana
    (2) UT: Abreu, Castellanos
    (6) Bench: Harper

    Available Bats (by last 30 days rank): J. Reyes, Haniger, A. Cabrera, Ellsbury, E. Escobar, Lowrie, Ninmo, Gennett, Myers, Kiermaier, Semien, N. WIlliams, Albies, M. Taylor…

    Other available bats (by season rank): Shaw, Choo, Reddick, Souza, Peralta, Mancini..

    Available Buy guys: Renfroe, Hays, Folwer

    AND here are the streamers I could find so which ones are MUST streams!?

    9/27
    Salazar vs. MIN (16.9)
    Kuhl vs. BAL (10.6)
    Newcomb @NYM (9.1)
    Wacha vs. CHC (7.1)
    Woodruff vs. CIN (0.2)
    Gsellman vs. ATL (-2.9)

    9/28
    Lynn vs. CHC (-3.7)

    9/29
    Odorizzi vs. BAL (4.1)
    Skaggs vs. SEA (3.9)
    Gibson vs. DET (-1.4)

    9/30
    Chacin @SF (-0.2)
    Nolasco vs. SEA (-1.3)
    McCullers @BOS (-8.1)
    Marquez vs. LAD (-22.9)

    10/1
    Snell vs. BAL (22.1)
    Tomlin vs. CHW (9.8)
    Pivetta vs. NYM (10.0)
    Lugo @PHI (-8.1)

    Sorry for the lengthy post (ha you’re use to them by now) but I really appreciate your wise wisdom!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes over Rendon, Haniger over Harper — Stream Kuhl, Pivetta

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: You’re the best! So don’t stream Wacha vs. CHC (7.1)?

        Also we saving a move just in case I need one late in the week?

        And actually Harper is a bench bat now that I’ve activated him off the DL, so by swapping those bats you suggested I’ll still have a bench bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, save Harper move, don’t stream Wacha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, sounds like Harper’s back today, so you can hold him

        • ebudz says:
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          @Grey: Ah okay so should I add Haniger or Reyes over Rendon then?

          I could move to Castellanos to 3B where Rendon was and then play Reyes or Haniger at UTIL … but with Harper back I’ll still have a bench bat?

          Potential lineup:

          (1) C: Lucroy
          (1) 1B: Rizzo
          (1) 2B: LeMahieu
          (1) SS: Lindor
          (1) 3B: Castellanos
          (3) OF: Springer, Pham, D. Santana
          (2) UT: Abreu, ?
          (6) Bench: Harper, Haniger OR Reyes

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Good idea, Haniger over Reyes

  22. dhouse42 says:
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    Thanks for the pods and the articles this year. I’m hanging on to 1st in my roto league, hoping I can ride it out.

    I picked Goldy 3rd overall, which was awesome. I liked him but might not have had the confidence if you hadn’t rec’d him as well. He’s been a big difference maker.

    I also waited on SPs, I got Verlander 4th round and then waited until the 8th round to get another. I hobbled together a staff that has me in 4th in ERA and WHIP, and 2nd in K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, good stuff!

  23. Woodrow the Impaler says:
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    Lineups lock today for the final week and I have a very real chance of winning a Championship if everything goes right but I was wondering what we might expect from Yu Darvish at his Coors start? Dodgers don’t have much incentive to push him and I’m wondering if he might be better off on my bench in favor of a guy who’s guaranteed to pitch and in less hostile environs.

    Thanks for everything, Grey!

    Mahalo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing, he might not even pitch in Coors, if so, maybe 3 IP

  24. ebudz says:
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    Ah me again! Thanks again for the help above! Now here are the upcoming starts of the pitchers I currently own so which guys should I definitely be starting or not starting? The asterisks represent guys I’m gonna stream already so I’m hoping whichever starts we pick will be enough to win a majority of pitching cats this week! Although Weaver spiked my up ratios already after last night…

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    9/26
    Gausman @PIT (7.3)

    9/27
    Severino vs. TB (24.3)
    Kuhl vs. BAL (10.6)*

    9/28
    Manaea @TEX (3.0)

    9/29
    Bauer vs. CHW (23.9)
    Morton @BOS (-4.3)
    Boyd @MIN (-5.7)

    9/30
    deGrom @PHI (24.3)
    Weaver vs. MIL (21.7)
    Corbin @KC (-8.1)
    Ryu @COL (-16.6)

    10/1
    Pivetta vs. NYM (10.0)*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Morton, Boyd, Ryu, Corbin — unless at the time of game the teams they’re facing are benching everyone

  25. lwomack58 says:
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    Now that Harper is back is he a good pickup for the rest of the week?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab him

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Who would you drop for him-Buxton or Kiermaier? Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Buxton

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Thank you for the quick reply. Sorry for being a pest

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No worries

  26. joeg414 says:
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    Batty Call for tonight , need Runs , SB , Avg.
    Top Two please :
    Brett Phillips home vs McGuire Reds
    R,Grichuk home vs Arrieta
    Austin Hays vs @ Williams Pit
    A.Hicks Home vs Snell
    R.Grosman vs @Tomlin
    Drury vs M.Moore @ Az

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      Also available :
      Maybe -Carlos Gomez vs Keuchel
      J.Heyward vs C.Matinez

      • joeg414 says:
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        @joeg414:
        Also ,
        Neil Walker vs McGuire Reds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grossman, Drury

  27. Fox says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Why is Odor still on my team Week 26? No idea. He’s been especially cold the last two weeks (even for him). I’ve been benching him in lieu of “hotter bats” to close the season.

    Do I just hang on to him at this point and hope he gets hot again on the days I have to start him, or do I finally ditch him for someone like Gyorko? Thanks, as always!

    12 Team H2H.

    • Grey

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      Lose him for Gyorko

  28. Fausto

    Fausto says:
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    I started Luke Weaver last nite in first game of h2h final…i Got a Jered Weaver line.. ROOFIED big time.
    [email protected] tonight? Or use my 6 closers and carrasco and hope that’s enough clean innings to lower ratios. Or do j throw it all at the wall?… Also scooter going to mil worth a batty call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, that Weaver start hurt…. I’d throw it all at the wall and go for broke (within reason)… Yes on Scooter

  29. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: LeMahieu
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Springer, Pham, D. Santana
    (2) UT: Abreu, Castellanos
    (6) Bench: Harper

    So I just went to drop Rendon for Haniger but noticed Rendon is starting tonight!? I figured we were dropping him because of his injury or was there a different reason? Also having a bench bat this week is going to drive me nuts!

    • Grey

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      Yeah, he’s hitting third too, no reason to drop Rendon

  30. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for everything this year! Could you please pick your top 3 of the following streamers

    J. Gray v MIA
    Estrada @BOS
    Giolito @ CLE
    J. Montgomery v TB
    Snell v BAL
    Gibson v DET
    Chacin @ SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Snell, Gibson — struggled to find a third

  31. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Do you expect either of these to go again this season (I don’t).
    Weaver (scheduled Sat vs Mil)
    Darvish (after today, scheduled Sun vs Col)
    Sale (after today, scheduled Sun vs Hou)

    • Grey

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      I could see Weaver going again, maybe 25% chance of it, no on other 2

  32. Daze says:
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    Grey
    A. Who gets more saves in this final week Minaya , Kintzler, Madson or Lyons
    Thinking Minaya because he at least has the closer role but Kintzler is interesting

    B Is Giolito worth $6 next year in a keeper league

    C. which SP please pick 2

    Wacha home vs Cubs
    Estrada @ Boston
    Ynoa @ PItt
    Suter home vs Cin
    Gohara @ Miami

    Thanks
    the end is near.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minaya B. Depends on options C. Wacha, Gohara

      • Daze says:
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        @Grey:
        As far as Giolito is concerned its a 12 team league
        Maybe i can get him for less next year
        Who knows

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe a little more than that price, probably

          • Daze says:
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            @Grey:
            thanks Grey
            The marathon is almost over
            You have been a big help this season
            I am in a dog fight to keep 1st place

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem….good luck!

  33. Bidi says:
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    Greybar,

    Thank you in advance

    Keeper league: 300 player pool Obp instead of average.

    Can keep Hoskins as a 6th rounder or jay Bruce as a14th rounder. Every year the keeper round decreases by one I.e. 6th 5th 4th etc with 4 keepers max ( 15 teams)

    Which do you keep? And how do you like that keeper system? ( in season pick ups are 6th rounders).

    Lastly, fantasy baseball is infinitely better than fantasy football, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never played fantasy football, so no idea… I’d keep Hoskins

    • DonnieB says:
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      Yes and it’s not close.

  34. mets3145 says:
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    I should’ve told Gausman that I had him going tonight – maybe that would’ve fired him up to pitch well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • mets3145 says:
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        @Grey: I deserved this… now I need the Blue Jays to end their season long slump against Sale and smack him around

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rooting for ya!

  35. mets3145 says:
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    Do you agree with SON about rolling Newcomb @ Mets tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

  36. lwomack58 says:
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    Regarding last post above do you prefer Newcomb or Kuhl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, I’d go Kuhl

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        The Mets seem to be really struggling as does Balt. So your right a coin flip. I like the upside of Newcomb’s K’s-but I worry about walks from each of them.

        • lwomack58 says:
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          @lwomack58:

          Should of added-How do you feel about Straily vs Atl or Stratton vs SD now that MadBum has been shut down

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Are they both home? Then they’re fine

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          When in doubt, home games are better

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Both are at home.

  37. lwomack58 says:
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    Hey where do we send the Daiquiri’s

  38. Evan says:
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    I was laughing while reading your Josh Donaldson blurb: traded for Giancarlo on May 29th, Machado on June 21, and Donaldson on July 22nd.

    I drafted Melancon/Oh 8th/9th, which (while seeming high at the time) ended up being a pretty horrible decision. Waited on starters after taking Strasburg in the 6th, ultimately ending up with Tanaka/Cole/Duffy 10th-11th. By August, I had traded Strasburg to get Machado and was relying on Jimmy Nelson/Nola/Sonny as my staff aces.

    Despite that shizz show, I’m currently in the championship game with a slim lead, in no small part to your advice (especially buying low on Machado) and those three guys! Thank you for that, and for all the content you all put out this season. However this thing goes, look forward to reading what you all put out next year.

  39. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    Thanks! to you and your staff for the incredibly informative and most interesting BB shtuff all year…

  40. Scrapski says:
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    Every year!

  41. lwomack58 says:
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    Last question-On Yahoo the trend is to pickup Erasmo [email protected] Oak. SON has him @ -2.6

    Do you like him over Newcomb or Kuhl

    Thanks

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