All right all of you, hardcore, prematurely balding fantasy baseballers, who are battling in the trenches these final weeks.  You people.  And by “you people,” I mean middle-aged, middle class white men with their mothers on speed dial.  (What?  Google Analytics can tell a lot.)  Let’s do this like Brutus and Tommy Artootis.  (I went to middle school with Tommy Artootis; you probably didn’t know that.)  Yesterday, Kendrys Morales went 4-for-4, 5 runs and three solo home runs (19, 20, 21).  The Morales of the story?  He’s stepping up to help you win because we prayed for this.  Right after praying that Lay’s Gyro-flavored potato chips wins the new flavor contest.  Show of hands:  how many of you care who becomes the next president?  Okay, now how many of you care what flavor wins Lay’s potato chip contest?  Ya’ll bunch of liars if you didn’t vote for Lay’s.  Can we just make a Trump flavored potato chip to combine all my voting into one place?  Morales has done well for my Tout Wars team, but I’m gonna come up a little short like Altuve.  Here’s the current standings, as you can see power was my real bugaboo.  If Miggy had reached 30 homers like he did seemingly every other year, it could’ve made a huge difference.  For now, let’s bask in Rudy’s dominance and hope Lay’s Gyro flavor kicks ass.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Danny Duffy – 4 IP, 0 ER and the save.  After seeing Duffy yesterday, I think Jeremy Guthrie could save thirty games and Yordano could be Mariano.

Kris Medlen – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Someone let Medlen sleep with them so the last flat-billed pitchypus can procreate, like how Jane Goodall sleeps every night with the last orange-eyebrowed orangutan that looks like a monkey Karl Malden.

Christian Colon – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Something most fans don’t know, Christian’s middle name is “Passed Thru Bartolo’s.”  Colon did have two hits on Saturday and could fill-in for Alcides for a few more days.  Worth looking at in very deep leagues.

Alfredo Simon – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Alfredo knew he was getting creamed when Ausmus came out to remove him from the game carrying a pepper mill.

Jacob deGromMets announced that deGrom’s next start would be pushed back.  The Mets should just go to a two-man rotation for the next two weeks and throw Bartolo and Niese every other game.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Seriously, Bartolo goes on even numbered days and Niese goes on odd.  I mean, who cares about their arms, right?

Matt Harvey – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Colon and Niese were both available last night.  Cust kayin’.

Michael Pineda – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks as the Yankees took the middle game of the Subway Series.  It was an ugly weekend for Mets and Yankees fans as they tried to sort out their allegiances.  “No, I root for the Yankees, you root for the Mets and Little Anthony Jr. roots for the Yankees.”  “Anthony Jr. can choose his own goddamn team!”  That’s a family in Queens fighting over which bib to put on their 18-month-old.

Greg Bird – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the Buy!  Damn, that’s still stuck in my head.

Masahiro Tanaka – Will miss his next start with a hamstring strain.  He can throw with a torn elbow tendon, but not a hamstring strain?  Did Pele miss time with a sore forearm?  Hmm?

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Next year, it’s gonna be like this drafting, “I really like that pitcher.  It’s a shame he threw 225 innings more last year than any prior year combined.”

Randal Grichuk – Getting close to being able to return to center field.  He said he wasn’t sure if he could do it, then, “John Fogerty spoke to me in a dream…that I had while sleeping in a Burger King parking lot while the radio was blasting 80’s hits.”

Matt Holliday – Hopes to play the field next week after running the bases hard on Sunday.  Ahem, a bit too much information, Holliday.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m so conflicted.  I own C-Mart, and would like to see him finish strong, but I also know that with each start, he moves further away from anything resembling a conservative bump in innings from last year.

Thomas Pham – 1-for-3 and a slam (5) and legs (2).  Yes, he’s a hot schmotato, if nothing else, and should be grabbed everywhere.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer.  Maybe, just maybe, Piscotty does know.

Garrett Richards – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  Terrific, stupendous, adjective!  At this point in the year, everyone is only as good as their next start, and the Stream-o-Nator likes Richards next start and I agree.

Tyler Duffey – 7 IP, 0 R, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I’m torn on Duffey like I’m Natalie Imbruglia.  He’s performed well, but his next matchup isn’t purdy or pretty, if you’re a 12-year-old in a spelling bee.  I’d likely look elsewhere.

Torii Hunter – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer, and third homer this past week, while hitting over .400 in that time.  Yeah, Hunter’s as old as dirt, but he’s also hotter than the booth cushion at your local Red Robin that a large man is sitting on.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  I grabbed Rosario for the batty call on Saturday for his doubleheader, and was able to partake in his Sunday homer, but I also dropped him for today for another batty call, since the Twins are not playing.  At this point in the season, I’d look to do the same.  If it’s a weekly league, I could see grabbing and holding Rosario.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-3, 3 runs and two homers, (23, 24), hitting .233.  This is more or less who Bruce is now, a 27-homer, .230 hitter.  This Bruce would’ve be lucky to open The Stone Pony during Hurricane Sandy.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Doesn’t take an Eugenius to know Cozart’s gonna need to find a new place to play next year.

Carlos Gomez – Taking dry swings and will hit off a tee.  Guess it’s easier than hitting off a V.

Max Stassi – 2-for-4, 1 run, and a home run on Saturday.  Also, this weekend, Stassi was able to round up 12 Jews.

Collin McHugh – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Guess what his ERA is?  Way too low!  It’s 3.93.  I know, I thought it was better too.  Maybe we can get Melky to alter McHugh’s Ancestry.com page and then send Stassi after him.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer.  I’m not saying I’ve enjoyed owning Rasmus, but I will say this.  In March, when my team felt light on power and I was in the 20th round of a deep league, there was one guy I knew would be available that would play nearly every day and get 20+ homers.  Kendrys Morales, but I needed an outfielder, so I grabbed Rasmus.

Brandon Belt – Dealing with another concussion…Or the same concussion.  Brucely, I’m feeling concussion-like symptoms trying to keep track of Belt’s concussions.

Mike Leake – 3 IP, 3 ER.  Not bad….For a middle reliever!  Oh, snap, the ellipsis dig.  Almost as bad as The Big Dig, but ten years quicker to get over it.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-4 and his 20th steal, after getting three hits and a steal on Saturday.  I need SAGNOF, I am royally screwed and I am throwing up my hands to Sir Ender.

David Peralta – 2-for-3 and his 16th homer.   The award for the best outfielder that you add and then does nothing goes to…

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  You know who Corbin’s gonna be next year?  The pitcher everyone tells everyone to draft that will still go fairly late in drafts.

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  That he hasn’t been completely depressing to watch like the documentary of the same name is in itself a success.

Robbie Ross – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, his 2nd in as many games.  Going Rich Hill to Robbie Ross sounds like the forgettable 1980’s “everyone but Eddie” SNL casts.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd game in a row with multiple hits.  Okay, it’s not a huge sample size — that’s what she said! — but there’s not much time left and Shaw looks hot.

Dioner Navarro – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Member for like a month of the spring the Blue Jays were saying Navarro was going to be the DH and I was like, “There’s no way he’ll be the DH and that’s why you should draft Michael Saunders?”  Okay, so Saunders turned out to be a schmohawk, but I was right that even Guy Fieri had no use for this Dioner.

Adrian Gonzalez – Day-to-day with a stiff back.  Better than a stiff front like what Holliday was running with.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-3 and his 25th homer.  He’s about to go to Coors and I was about to pick him up, but the Pirates never seem to play him when I own him.  I’m basically just venting because I should’ve grabbed him, and I’m stoopid.

Starling Marte – 2-for-5 and his 17th homer.  I’ve so enjoyed owning him on multiple teams this year that I think I might draft Marte in the 2nd round next year.  He’s going to be hard to resist.

Carlos Rodon – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  Sticking with who this guy will be in next year’s drafts, Rodon will be next year’s Chris Archer.  I’ll tell you to draft him, you won’t, you’ll wish you did.  Hey, you!  I know you!  I know you!  Yes, you!  You’re not mad at him, you just know him.  Okay, and that’s a callback to non-Eddie 1980’s SNL too.

David Robertson – 1 IP, 2 ER on Saturday, and now three straight games he’s surrendered multiple runs.  It’s been reported that the banning of leaded fuel has caused a sharp downward turn in criminality.  The violence rate has turned back up by H2H owners who have Robertson on their teams.

Josh Tomlin – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, and hates his next one. His next start is tricky.  It’s at Kansas City, which is an awful start, but Tomlin has been hot and the Royals could be resting players.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Lonnie went gonnie!

Sonny Gray – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies have pulled their PT Cruiser into the garage of Gray’s house and made themselves at home.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Fun fact!  His name is very similar to an overpriced grocery store in the Middle East called Hole Camels.

Derek Holland – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  And that’s the last time I let Holland kick me in the Nethers-land.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3 and his 22nd homer, and his third homer this week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Felix Hernandez – Left yesterday’s game with a stiff elbow, but says he shouldn’t miss his next game.  I sure hope he’s fine.  No, not because I own him, but because I want people to draft him high next year when I avoid him.

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  That’s his 13th homer in the 2nd half (4th homer in four games).  He now has as many homers in the 2nd half as Votto and Trout.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Here’s a fun exercise (not fun).  Who has more RBIs, Forsythe or Longoria (3-for-5, 2 runs)?  Does it help if I say Forsythe only has 63 RBIs?  Okay, Longoria has more RBIs, but by only five RBIs.  A whooping 68 RBIs!

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.36 vs. Erasmo Ramirez 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.70.  This matchup was billed as, “Fantasy owners looked at each pitcher’s ERA in this game, and then began to Google Map search for Samardzija’s home address.”

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I grabbed him on Thursday for yesterday’s start, and that turned out to be like waiting three days in line to watch The Phantom Menace.

Chris Davis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 43rd homer.  I hope it’s not asking too much, but could he please hit seven more homers in the final two weeks?  I’m not asking for a cure to cancer.  I’m asking for some stupid home runs.

Matt Kemp – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 23rd homer.  Also in this game, Yangervis Solarte (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 13th homer; Jedd Gyorko (2-for-5) hit his 16th homer and Cory Spangenberg hit his 3rd homer.  I’ll give you two options to where they were playing:  Coors or they attached Petco to a giant hot air ballon and flew it a mile into the sky.

Tyler Moore – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd home run in as many games.  I don’t know if he’ll play every day, but obviously has some schmotatoey goodness.

Yunel Escobar – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .324.  Yes, you were better off with Yunel than Rendon.  Now come back from the ledge.  It’s not worth it.  There’s always a 2016 sleeper post for Gyorko to look forward to.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  Two more insanely great starts from Strasburg and it’ll go a long way to cutting back on my Maalox during the offseason.  By the way, member Gary Maalox?  He was a great Phillie outfielder, huh?  He didn’t even need to wear a jersey, his stomach was already a dark pink color.  Maybe I’m remembering all that incorrectly.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  OZUNA glad to help out your H2H team.  OZUNA sure didn’t care about that other guy’s H2H team that owned OZUNA for the first half of the season.  OZUNA humming Careless Whisper.

Ryan Weber – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This weekend series between the Braves and Phils promised that each and every lucky fan in attendance would be better than any of the starting hitters, and it didn’t disappoint.

Julio Teheran – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Aaron Nola 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  The matchup of Nola vs. Teheran was billed as “Two cities the US tried to rebuild with the help of Sean Penn.”

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  You know how the media abbreviates some players names by taking the first few letters of the first name and putting it with the first few letters of the last name?  Like Man-Ram.  Any chance we hear this guy called, Jer-khoff?

 
  1. Manley Ramirez says:
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    I googled “do this like Brutus” to find the origin. Urban Dictionary says some garbage about some “email” origin. I remember first hearing it on one of De La Sol’s interludes, which pre-dates email. Thoughts?

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Re Tout Wars…let’s not blame Miggy for the lack of HR….how about how you drafted Souza over JD Martinez? This is not captain hindsight after a full season — JB called you out on that immediately after the draft on the podcast. You should let JB partner up with you next year.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I don’t know about that. Go look at JB’s perts league draft.

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @J-FOH: HA. Well. Not a practical suggestion so much as a slap in the face, and you just put some more zing on it!

  3. assy says:
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    Man, Piscotty, maybe I don’t even know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: Who does know?

      • assy says:
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        @Grey: Not to answer, but to ponder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, indeed

  4. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Lay’s New York Reuben chips are far superior to the Greektown Gyro, which in my opinion didn’t taste like much of anything.

    But then again, I thought the Cappuccino chips were great and miss them terribly, so maybe you shouldn’t listen to me.

  5. Rock The Vogt says:
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    Thanks for the great article as usual!

    I’m going into my fantasy championship (Head to Head points league) and desperately need some advice!

    My lineup:
    C: Schwarber
    1B: Encarnacion
    2B: Dozier
    SS: Correa
    3B: Nolan Arenado
    OF1: Chris Davis
    OF2: Nelson Cruz
    OF3: C. Gonzalez
    U: C. Seager

    Bench: S. Marte

    Should I start Marte over Seager? Both play a decent 7 game schedule and Marte has been uninspiring lately. Seager is unproven and should be due for a correction sooner than later. Am I crazy to start Seager over Marte this week?

    Now on to my pitching dilemma(*saves count as much as a win (10)). There is no RP slot restriction.

    P1: King Felix (1)
    P2: Danny Salazar (2)
    P3: Jaime Garcia (2)
    P4: Ervin Santana —- pitches Vs. Salazar :( (2)
    P5: Aroldis Chapman
    P6: Cody Allen
    P7: John Axford

    Bench:
    P: McHugh
    P: McCullers
    P: Severino
    P: Matz
    P: Tomlin

    Fiers has a nice home start and is available on waivers. Severino will not be Bea 2 start pitcher and now faces TOR. I’m really wary of starting Santana but he’s been electric of late. Also wary since he pitches vs. Salazar in one of the two. Matz has a nice road matchup. Mchugh, McCullers and Fiers all have nice home starts vs. LAA. King Felix has scared me all year but has been dominant at Angel stadium this year (sub 2 era in 2 starts)…,but now the injury. Henry Owens is available on waivers and faces Matt Moore in one home start who the Sox have owned this year to the tune of 12 runs in 2 starts.

    Any thoughts are appreciated!

    Thanks for all the great advice to help get me to my league Championship!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rock The Vogt: Yes, start Marte…Don’t know what the pitching question is

  6. I’m about to drop degrom for Koehler. H2H 6×6 QS league. I doubt when Degeom pitches again he goes past 5 innings when he does return. I’m gonna do it I’ll read the criticism later.

    • Rock The Vogt says:
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      @Dnut eastwood: Hammel is also available on waivers!

      • Rock The Vogt says:
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        @Rock The Vogt: Meant to add to my own comment, not yours! Please disregard haha :)

        • Rock The Vogt says:
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          @Rock The Vogt: Hammel is also available on waivers and I think I’d rather start him over Santana…

          • Rock The Vogt says:
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            @Rock The Vogt: There’s eels to be an error that leaves me unable to reply to my own comment and it’s instead posting on the next thread. Ugh… Sorry man

      • @Grey: Yahoo has Degrom on the no cut list in my league. Which sucks. I ended up dropping Porcello in favor of Koeler. Koeler has good been better at home and i like his matchups this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  7. Who would you replace Belt with this week? Bird, Cron, or Plouffe? Thanks amigos.

  8. M says:
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    Weekly league, would you start Medlen or Tomlin (who are facing each other) this upcoming Aaturday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Medlen

  9. Oranje says:
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    Final week of a 2-week fantasy championship round. I am leading in most categories but have yet to record a save from Giles or KRod. The teams I am up against have 1, 3, and 4 saves each. At this point, should I just punt saves and start both Kluber and Happ instead to gain an extra two starts? My other starters are Arrieta, Greinke, Garcia (2-start), Hamels, Lester, Liriano. If I still try for saves, should I start Kluber or Happ over one of the other starters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Bench the closers, start Kluber and Happ

  10. eck's toe cheese says:
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    Is Robbie Ray still a 2 start pitcher?

  11. Joe says:
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    12-team, mixed league, 5×5, h2h. Thinking of dropping Desmond and Ellsbury for Bour and Valencia (OAK). Am I crazy for dropping those two name players to ride hot hands?

    C – Perez, 1B – Bautista, 2B – Dozier, 3B – Arenado, SS – Sano, OF – Eaton, K.Davis, Pham, Util – Ellsbury, Bench – Desmond

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      @Joe:

      Bird is available too, though I think Bour and Valencia have better recent track records.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: I’d go Bour and Bird

  12. Paul says:
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    Playoffs right now and I have brain dozier at second base kinda lost it for the past month not hitting well, do I drop him for starling Castro who has been hitting well this past month?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Sure, try Castro

  13. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Werth or Choo for the final week?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @malamoney: WERTH!!!!!!

      Choo faces something like 5 or 6 lefties this week

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    Hey Grey,

    Want to first say a big thanks for all your advice this year. I am in the finals in the head 2 head category keeper league I run and I’m going for it all this week (both the trophy we’ve named the Buhner Cup and the money of course).

    Looking to make a few last minute moves for the week. Thoughts on quintana at Detroit tomm and happ @ Colorado. I know its Colorado but happs been pitching real well and have to ask. Also, I have been streaming my 2nd base spot the last two weeks. Currently i have Eduardo Escobar but hot hitting Eddie rosario is available.

    Thanks as always. Will probably be checking in with you again before the week is over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: No problem, I’d start Quintana, not Happ… Go with Rosario

  15. Andy says:
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    Champ week
    Weekly lineup
    6×6 , wins,ks, era,whip, saves and holds

    Against 7 starts
    Plus two holds (reed,romo)
    One closer ( pap)

    I have current lineup
    Two starts
    Wood
    Anderson
    Hammel
    Santana
    Plus
    Carrasco
    Martinez
    W two holds guys
    Clippard
    Wade Davis
    Two closets
    Osuna
    Allen

    I have on bench
    Ramos
    Boxberger
    Soria
    Matz

    Are these good ratios
    Starts 10:7
    Holds 2:2
    Saves 2:1
    Or would u bench a starter for a closer or soria?
    Is Anderson too risky and matz too good to bench

    I could cut two starters and add a closer and soria??
    Help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: No idea who Anderson is pitching against.. Those ratios looks fine

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    Which 2B for H2H points league finals:
    Odor oak(3),hou(3)
    Harrison col(4),chc(3)
    S Castro MIL(3),PIT(3)
    Gyorko SF(3),ARI(3)

    I have Gyorko but with 6 games at PetCo I want to dump him. Castro and Odor have put up best stats last 7 days, but Hitter-Tron doesn’t like either for this week (1.3, -2.4) and they only have 6 games. Harrison has done very little recently (Last7 = 2.0) but has 4 games in Coors this week, 7 total, so Hitter-Tron likes him best (22.9).
    I’m leaning towards Harrison but he’s not exactly hot…

  17. Andrew says:
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    think harvey is droppable in head to head leagues for last two weeks? no chance at QS, small chance at wins has me thinking so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  18. Timmah R says:
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    Thanks for all the awesome write ups this year! I must say its been glorious having Strasburg the ugly caterpillar turn into a beautiful September 2016 emblazoned butterfly these last few weeks which I’ve rode into the finals this week :-) appreciate your help on a couple questions for my 10 team h2h points league:

    1- pick 2 of 3 – Strasburg vPHI, JFer vATL, or Archer atBOS + atTOR. 2 starts for Archer but they’re scary ones…

    2- kipnis (3min,3kc), solarte (3sf, 3ari), or odor (3oak, 3hou) at 2b?

    3- CarGomez betrays me so Choo (3hou, 3oak), Werth (3bal, 3phi) or Myers (3sf, 3ari)?

    Thanks again my fantasy overlord!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmah R: No problem… 1. Stras, Archer 2. Kipnis 3. Choo

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: you da man as always!

  19. The People's Strudel says:
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    Grey ,

    As the dusk of the Fantasy Baseball season upon us, which of these schomatos would you pick up for CF duties for the week:
    Colby Rasmus
    Thomas Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  20. Chris says:
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    I will need to stream one for tomorrow in a H2H Points league. Which should I choose:

    Koehler 9.0 vs. Phi. (Harang (-15.2))

    McCullers 9.0 vs. LAA (Santiago (-11.8))

    L. Verrett (-3.7) vs. Atl (Wisler (-8.6))

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Forgot that J.A. Happ is available too. He’s in Colorado. SON says the following:

        J.A. Happ -11.4 @ Col. (Rusin -44.3)

        Does this change who I should pick up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Chris says:
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            @Grey: OK…last one….what about:

            H. Owens (-10.0) vs. TB (Moore (-25.2))

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not so good

              • Chris says:
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                @Grey: OK….last, last one….which one for H2H pts:

                Koehler or

                Peavy (-3.5) @ SD (Cashner 12.5)

                Your advice has got me to the championship. Thanks for your help.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Koehler

  21. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! Ended up winning my pts league 323.1 – 321.2. Totally thought my team shit the bed, but here comes Kendrys!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: A really weird league that scheduled three weeks of playoffs, with one week per round. Never want to do this again.
        Loaded up on Rockies this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  22. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Last OF in weekly 9×9 H2H (OPS, BB, K…)–Piscotty, Pham (both vCin, vMil) or Mahtook (@Bos, @Tor, gets 4 LHP though one of them is Price)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  23. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Be straight with me, Gray. Is Hanley even fantasy relevant in a 10-team league next season?

      • Pouss-Pouss says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I apologize for misspelling your name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Drop longo for Piscotty Conforto Seager khris or Myers? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  25. Tuck says:
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    I’m in a H2H Points league playoffs. I’ve got Felix but I’m worried about his elbow. My opponent this week has nine guys starting. I need every start to count. Should I worry about Felix’s next start being skipped? I can plug in either Corbin or Zimmermann. Any advice would be helpful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tuck: I’d go with one of the other guys

  26. Wilsonian says:
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    Bitched, whined, moaned, battled, and finally made it to the Finals this week. It’s me vs. Pops in what could make Thanksgiving dinner a little rough this year.

    I need some lineup changes and can’t figure out who to drop. Here’s my current roster:

    C – d’Arnaud
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Correa
    IF – Sano
    OF – Jones
    OF – Dickerson
    OF – Eaton
    OF – Werth
    UTIL – Melky
    UTIL – K.Davis
    BN – V-Mart
    BN – Myers
    BN – Gyorko
    BN – Longo

    SP – Archer, Scherzer, Cole, Kluber, Koehler (only streaming for tomorrow)
    RP – Miller, Giles, Tolleson, Osuna, Ziegler, Ross

    FAs Available – Pham, Bird, Hunter, Pedro, Fra-Gu

    I’ll be streaming bats and arms all week, obviously. Which bats do I hang on to and which bats get dumped for a hotter bat or a streamer?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Now time to beat the old man! I’d dump all the bench bats for streamers

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Yup! Would you dump them for streamer bats or streamer arms?

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Wilsonian: Arms are streamers

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: you can stream bats, too – depending on matchups and who’s currently hot. I like to have some bench bats this time of year in case people sit so I can sub in. Every AB can be crucial.

  27. Lemmingness says:
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    H2H points league,

    Choosing between:
    Kyle Hendricks vs MIL
    Matz @ CIN

    Stream-o-nator likes Hendricks more but he hasn’t been great the last month… Who should I send out?

  28. Lopes says:
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    Another Loaded question–in the championship in a 10 team h2h keeper points league.
    1) Choose 2 OF:
    Bruce (@StL, NYM)
    Heyward (CIN, MIL)
    Gomez (LAA, TEX)
    Choo (@oak, @hou)
    Werth (Bal, Phi)

    2) Choose 1 2b:
    Kipnis (@min, @kc)
    Starlin Castro( MIL, PIT)
    Phillips (@stl, NYM)
    Duffy (@sd, @oak)
    Gyorko(SF, ARI)
    Rosario(Cle, @DET)

    3) last but not least. with DeGrom Getting his start pushed it seems he will at least start this week. Do i take him in either cincinati or against atlanta or do i start Happ (@COL @ChC) or Daniel Norris (CWS, MIN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Heyward, Choo 2) Phillips 3) Start deGrom

  29. Joe says:
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    Btw, Franklin Gutierrez….hot but stay away due to injuries and missed days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s fine if you can platoon him

  30. Clint says:
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    I’m sure this is a question with many options you’ve heard many times before but in a 12 team roto league where at least 10 teams consistently have returned over the course of 2 years, what would you say is a good keeper number system to maintain? We kept 8 from last year & I’m pushing to move to 10-12 for next season but I’m dealing with whiners that may or may not be founded who want to either stay the same or even walk it back to 5 ‘for the losing teams’ who haven’t complained at all about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5 players kept is plenty

    • Pouss-Pouss says:
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      @Clint: I’m guessing you have 10-12 good keeper options.

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Clint: whatever change you make should not be implemented for the next season. People made decisions based on the current rules

  31. Rich says:
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    Would you pick up Polanco or Bird for this week?

    Also need streamers how would you rank

    Hendricks vMIL
    Cashner vSF
    Kennedy vSF
    Cosart vPHI
    Sabathia vCHI
    Weaver vSEA

    Thanks!

  32. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Burnett @ Colorado
    Ubaldo @ Washington
    Eduardo Rod vs Tampa

    I’m leaning Ed-Rod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  33. dom says:
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    h2h championship week! thanks for your help. drop Duda for Bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  34. TayTay says:
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    In a 12 man, 6 keeper league, should I drop Gardner or Schwarber for Polanco? I could trade Gardner in the offseason for a draft pick next year but I have no intention of making him a keeper…I feel like no one else would want to make him a keeper. I kinda want to keep Schwarber next year but I want to win this year..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Schwarber for Polanco

  35. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    I’m worried about the amount of sleep you’re getting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am too

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss:
      There ‘s no sleep this time of year for the fantasy champion

  36. Tyler says:
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    would you drop Dickerson or Longo for Myers, Polanco or Bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo for Polanco for SBs

  37. papasmurf says:
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    This Jared Eickhoff (sp) as well as pretty much all NL East pitchers make nice streamin’ options. MIA, PHI, ATL, yikes it’s like a wasteland.

    I am with ya, looked at Alvarez as a streamer for Sunday but didn’t do it cuz he also did shit when he was on my team. I did pick him up to stream today.

    Went with Spangenberg, who also hit a Coors HR too at least…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s all about streaming hitters in Coors and pitchers in the NL East…

  38. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Who do we like for the batty call today?

    David Peralta @ LAD (Anderson)
    R. Zimmerman vs. Bal (Jimenez)
    Bird @ Tor (Price)
    Lind @ ChC (Hammel)
    Ramus @ LAA (Weaver)

    Doubleheader @ Det (Ryan, Wolf)
    LaRoche
    A. Garcia
    Melky Cabrera

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: Could also do Alvarez @ Col.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  39. Commish Cauda says:
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    deep h2h-points league

    Pham or Rosario this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  40. booya says:
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    12 team H2H keeper with $75 keeper budget

    Here are my options:
    Bautista $15
    Betts $15
    C Davis $20
    Lindor $5
    Cargonz $15
    Yoenis $25
    J Upton $15
    Soler $5

    Bumgarner $25
    Arrieta $25
    Price $20
    deGrom $15
    Liriano $5
    Matz $5

    Who would you keep? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bautista, Betts, Davis, Matz, Upton, Lindor

  41. Blergball says:
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    Need three of the following four for weekly H2H playoffs: Samardzija (2 starts), Corbin, Odorizzi, Smyly. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Samardzija

  42. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Week 1 of a 2 week Championship match-up, so thank you for getting me to this point!

    5×5 Weekly H2H. Looks like my opponent is going to get 11 starts this first week. I am currently slated to have 9 starts and am deciding which pitcher to add of the following. Only have room for one.

    2 Starts
    Niese (ATL, @CIN)
    Eduardo Rodriguez (TB, BAL)

    1 Start
    Kyle Hendricks (MIL)
    McCullers (LAA)
    Koehler (MIA)
    Adam Conley (PHI)

    Just want a solid start(s), help my ratios and hopefully grab a W. Thoughts on which one to grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

      • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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        @Grey:

        Went to pick him up and this is the blurb:

        “Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said that Rodriguez will be limited to between 10 and 15 innings the rest of the season, which likely amounts to two starts.”

        I’m slightly concerned he gets bumped from the Baltimore start (the more appealing of the two) and ends up having to pitch @NYY.

        Does that change your calculus at all or still roll with E-Rod over the other available options?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s your other options?

          • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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            @Grey:

            2 Starts
            Niese (ATL, @CIN)

            1 Start
            Kyle Hendricks (MIL)
            McCullers (LAA)
            Koehler (MIA)
            Adam Conley (PHI)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Koehler isn’t against MIA

              • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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                @Grey:

                Shit, Koehler vs PHI

                2 Starts
                Niese (ATL, @CIN)

                1 Start
                Kyle Hendricks (MIL)
                McCullers (LAA)
                Koehler (PHI)
                Adam Conley (PHI)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Koehler

  43. Steve says:
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    down the stretch….Gyorko or Ozuna as bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OZUNA…

  44. Old School Brother says:
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    Going into my last head to head for the ship. Either way I win money and I’m buying you a daiquiri good sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  45. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF,

    1. You’re an early bird this morning. Are you back on the East Coast?

    2. I submitted my DK article last night and I’m sure there were some formatting errors, but I wanted to make sure that it got submitted.

    3. I’m in the semi’s for h2h yahoo, and one of the guys dumped Rendon in hopes of adding some shizz SP’s yesterday. I planned on keeping Gallo as I grabbed him out out FA, would drop him or Dickerson. Obviously I was leaning towards the Dickerson drop, but he’s in Coors all week. The downside is he’s got 4 LHP this week so it’s not as good a sit sounds. Drop Dickerson or Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’m in Indy for a funeral… 2. No idea, Sky question 3. I’d drop Gallo

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey:
        1. That sucks

        2. Roger that

        3. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in Indy for a funeral… Sky’s the man to talk to about DK… Id lose Gallo…

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: H2H we only have 5 moves per week so I have to be selective with my starts. Start E Rod v TB? I was planning on sitting him as TB smashes LHP, but I’m already sitting Severino tomo @ Tor. The rest my week looks like this:

        E Rod v TB
        Severino @ Tor
        Arrieta v Mil
        Iwakuma @ KC
        Salazar @ Min
        Severino @ SD
        Cmart v Mil
        Richards v SEa
        E Rod v Bal
        DeGrom @ Cin
        Severino v Chhw
        Salazar @KC

        Opponent
        Anderson v AZ
        Rodon @ NYY
        Matz @ CIn
        Noah @ Cin
        Zimm @ Phi
        Corrasco @ KC
        Lester v Pit
        Nola @ Was
        Anderson @ Col (doubt he holds him after tonight)

        It’s a deep 12 team league so there’s not much to stream, I’m just worried about grenading my ERA & whip out of the gate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start E-Rod

  46. John says:
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    Over the next week, Dickerson at home Choo

    Stick with Gomes at Catcher or grab realmuto? Think grab Lucroy once he is cleared he was dropped?

    Rolling with Alexei at SS but I wish Castro was starting everyday. Think worth having Castro for part of the week even iof he doesnt start?

  47. Jake says:
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    Would you drop Dozier for Gyorko? For Lawrie?

  48. CMUTimmah says:
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    Natalie Imbruglia… fantastic.

    My song to Giancarlo:

    “I thought I saw a God brought to life
    He was Mike, changed his name around
    Like he was hispanic-fied
    now he showed me what it was to cry

    Well, you couldn’t be that keeper I adored
    You don’t seem to know or seem to care
    Your lineup spot is being held by Jason Bour
    And he ain’t even a batty call whore

    There’s nothing where he used to hit
    My fantasy team has gone to shit
    That’s what’s going on
    Nothing’s fine
    I mourn!

    I’m all out of faith
    Your hand will never heal
    You’re cold and you’ve gone lame
    On the DL forever more
    Last week hitting off a tee
    Now on the couch watchin’ Al McBeal
    I’m wide awake and all I got left is porn.
    Giancarlo Highlight Pornnnn”

  49. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yoooo, BB!
    Getting after it early this morning. I like it!

    Exhausted today. More hiking, tough one Sunday morning. Beautiful weather, though.

    My kid cried uncle a little over halfway through and had to get up on my shoulders for the last leg. She was pretty happy at that point. Eating her cheerios and dropping crumbs on my bald head the whole way down the trail. Oh, to be a kid again…. The dog did awesome off leash again. Did his own thing, listened when I needed him to. Gotta love it. And I never even trained him!

    Now, to baseball. Semifinals, playing my other best bud. Must. Beat. Him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta love dogs… You just gave me an idea, suction cup on the bottom of bowls for dads’ heads…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Okay that actually made me laugh out loud. More like exhaled sharply through my nose, but it still counts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll take it!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: It’s a wonderful idea.

            Who is Rich Hill? Is that back to back starts with 10Ks? Should I pick him up this week? I think he’s home against Baltimore.

            I’m trying to put together some decent streams, but other than streaming against the NL East there’s not much out there….I like Chacin, but more for his start later in the week. I don’t trust him tonight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hill looks like he’s catching people off guard, but he’s obviously not very good

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Sounds right to me. I’ll file him under “only use in case of emergency”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s for the best

  50. Commish Cauda says:
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    trust Braun in a weekly H2H-Points league?

    Could start hot schomoato Starlin Castro or pick up Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham… Trust Braun

  51. TBone says:
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    Do I start both Medlen and Alex Wood (@COL is scary) in wkly H2H championship? W-L, WHIP, ERA, K/9, QS. Alternative is Betances.

    Fielder or Rendon considering Fielder faces at least (4) lefties? OBP, SLG, HR, RBI, R, SB.

    Thanks for the insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances over Wood… Fielder

  52. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Buenos dias, Grey!

    Thanks for the help yesterday with deciding how I should approach my opponent’s five streamers v. my one Lester. Ended up moving on and somehow didn’t even lose Ks!

    In the 2-week championship now and looking to replace Baez. 10-team OPS instead of AVG.

    AssCab is at $8 for next week in HitterTron and goes to the hitter havens of @BOS and @TOR but he just came back from a knee injury and played one game but not the next.

    Eugenio has obviously been better more recently, but heads to STL and then at home v. NYM. He’ll expect to face Jaime, Lackey, Lynn, Matz and possibly deGrom. He’s at $5.

    How do you approach this situation? Go with the guy with the better environments and weaker SP but that hasn’t shown much, or the guy who’s given you some production but will be in tougher run environments?

    And finally, Pham, FraGu, Hicks and Bird are in the pool.

    Any of them better than Werth, Revere, Springer, W.Myers, Fowler or Jackie Bradley?

    Much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d go with Eugenio… Pham over Bradley

  53. Blake says:
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    Grey,

    I am in first place in my pts league. don’t have any pickups left. Was curious about Rodon and if He is going to pitch this week? Here is my pitching lineup (15pts for win, 1pt or SO). I can start 7 pitchers

    P: C McHugh
    P: M Pineda
    P: T Ross
    P: P Corbin
    P: C Archer
    P: D Salazaar
    P: A Wood
    B: Rodon

    Also – whats the news on Braun? I have schwarber slotted in my C slot but I have W Ramos on Bench so I could bench braun and put schwarber in an OF slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea if he’s going to pitch

  54. Steve says:
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    Do you trust Shelby Miller down the stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  55. mcgaffer says:
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    Need help-

    Would you risk the Shark 2 stepper this week for the trophy? Streamonator doesnt hate him, ($13 vs DET, -5 vs NYY) but man is it scary……..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

  56. mcgaffer says:
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    my other non-shark option would be Cashner or Richards…..

  57. Steve says:
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    Thank you very much for your help when it’s necessary, Grey. Unfortunately, my season is over after a semifinal tie-loss despite the fact that I have Goldschmidt, Pollock, Cespedes, Cruz, Arenado, Dee Gordon, Rizzo all in the Top10 hitter ranking (add Bryant and Lindor) and decent pitchers. I love to vomit.

  58. The Fifth Girl says:
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    RIght now, just under half my roster is match-up slots – grabbed Pirates and guys in the double-header today to make up a few games and counting stats.

    Miggy is coming around, thank God. He dragged me from first to third in my home league, and I’d have rage dropped him last week 3 or 4 times if he wasn’t on the No Cut list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  59. CMUTimmah says:
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    PS – I’ve lost Giancarlo, I’ve lost Tulo, I’ve lost Waino, I’ve lost Corey Dickerson, I’ve lost Kang, I traded Wong, Carpentar, Vogt, Joc. Yet, I’m bullet proof, nothing to lose, fire away, fire away. “World Series Bound and picking up steam, go get em Tigers!”

    I’m ditching this keeper league after the season, so I want to go out with the name on the trophy. Until, today, I didn’t care. Now we have a job to do, fellas.

    Grey, thanks for guidance, laughs, and pointing out when I’m being stupid all season. Hopefully, the end game is accomplished, and we can celebrate with more late nineties pop song Weird Al type baseball themed remakes.

    Featuring such hits as:

    “Uninvited” – Alantis Morrisette – Song about Colorado pitching staff
    “No Scrubs” – TLC – Song about the TB lineup
    “I just can’t get you out of my head” – Kylie Monogue – Song about the post hype sleepers we destroy our ratios with featuring: Jedd Gyorko, Tony Cingrani, Matt Moore, and many, many more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  60. Abe Froman says:
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    Who to sit for the fantasy playoffs, week 1 of 2?

    Khris Davis (@CHC,@STL)–twisted his ankle but pinch hit yesterday
    Dickerson (vs PIT, vs LAD)
    Werth (vs BAL, vs PHI)
    Choo (@ OAK, @ HOU)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  61. royce! says:
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    I’ve been absent due to traveling to Seattle with two kids but I had to take a break from that insanity to let you know that you are so wrong about the Gyro flavor Lay’s. That shizz was disgusting. Biscuits and Gravy or West Coast Truffle Fries were a lot better, although all of the new flavors were really just superfluous recombinations of the classics.

    • NoOneWhoMatters says:
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      @royce!:

      Fun fact!

      “Gyro Flavored Lays” is the name of the name of the upcoming prequel to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, disgusting? May Nia Vardalos peck you in the head with her nose…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Cust kayin’- had a bbq the other day and it came in last in our taste test of the 4 new flavors. Maybe “disgusting” was not the right word, as I would probably eat them if no other chips were available, depending on my level of intoxication…

        Dude, our airbnb in Seattle had weed, presumably left by the previous occupants, in jars mixed in with the herbs and spices in the kitchen. I was like, “Hmm, what’s Chocolope Kush? I’ve never cooked with that…” Fortunately, I was quick to realize my mistake. So weird in Seattle now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We were just is Seattle in July… Had a great time… Go to Slate Coffee and Hot Cakes if you can…

  62. Little Bootsie says:
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    Start Heyward vs Lamb or Betts vs Archer? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  63. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Love that Eichkoff ending!

    h2h finals time, thanks to your help! just snagged Forsythe off waivers, who has great matchups for most of the next 2 weeks.

    In an OBP / OPS league, is it time for me to drop Dozier if I now have Forsythe?

    He certainly part of what got me here all season, but I’m wondering if I should be dropping either him or Fowler (who is suddenly my 2nd bench OF) to focus on other areas – for example, gaining an edge in saves by picking up a 4th closer…either Box-blerg-er, Arodys, or Ross Jr.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose Dozier…Ross

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Surprised by Ross over Box, but looking at Box’s recent stats, I get it now!

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Other option would be to grab and hold Corbin (and still have 1 spot for streamers).

  64. Tone DEF says:
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    I’m in the championship in my 12-team H2H points league. It’s a 2-week matchup and I only get 3 moves for streaming. I have an injured Billy Hamilton at my Utility position. He was sent back to Cinci to get checked out. Do I wait and see, or grab one of these hot schmo’s?

    T.Hunter, Pham, Moreland, GutiereZ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him for Pham

      • Tone DEF says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Big thanks, also, for your help this season!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Tone DEF says:
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            @Grey: wait, isn’t Pham only playing because Holliday has been out? It says Holliday might return to the field this week. Would Pham be out then? Or in a platoon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could platoon if Holliday returns, if he’s hitting he’ll play…

  65. Stan says:
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    Grey,

    It’s my final week and I made the playoffs. I read all the buy/sells, daily updates, and prospect reports and my team still hasn’t fallen.

    Would you take Bouef Welly this week or Dustin Garneau (Coors all week) for my championship week?

    This is Stan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garneau

  66. ScreechOwl says:
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    History will be made this week!

    Over the weekend, I received two saves in one day from the same player, and I’m pretty sure that’s the first time that’s happened. Thank you, Huston Street!

    Meanwhile, in another league (not the Justice League, no matter how you heard “Meanwhile” in your head), I’m preparing for either one of the best pitching days I’ve ever had or one of the worst. Never before have I run out there with eight starters in a single day.

    See, I only have six innings left on the year, and I don’t think anyone else is going to get 30 saves in the final week, so I dropped all of my relievers for starters who are going tomorrow, and I’m throwing them out there with a couple of my own. The result is enough to make normal fantasy baseballers cringe, since half of these guys are people I wouldn’t start in ordinary circumstances. Actually, I don’t think I’d do this if it weren’t a public league in which I have a very slim lead heading into the home stretch. (I’d obviously never drop my entire relief corps in my dynasty league!)

    Chris Heston at San Diego, Tom Koehler at home against the Phillies, Logan Verrett at home against the Braves, Sean Nolin at home against Texas (don’t like this one, but he’s taking up an RP spot, and the other options are just as bad), Jake Arrieta at home against the Brewers, Lance McCullers at home against the Angels, Danny Salazar at Minnesota, and Jose Quintana at Detroit.

    Trainwreck incoming!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  67. Steven Segal says:
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    4 lefties, 1 de la Rosa start, and all home games… Is Wilin Rosario a good start or too risky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Risky

  68. TP says:
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    Need to pick 3 of: Matt Kemp, Adam Jones, Christian Yelich, Melky Cabrera, Alex Gordon this week. Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, Jones, Yelich

  69. ebudz says:
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    Trying to get a jump on streamers for tomorrow for my championship! Choose all the guys I should start tomorrow please and thank you Grey!

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

    T. Ross vs. SF (17.3)
    Koehler vs. PHI (9.0)
    McCullers vs. LAA (9.0)
    Alex Wood vs. ARI (2.3)
    Happ @COL (-11.4)
    Ray @LAD (-2.1)
    E. Santana vs. CLE (-14.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross. Koehler, McCullers, Wood

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I already dropped Peavy for Ross and I’ll drop B. Anderson for Koehler after the games start today but I’m still experiencing somewhat of a roster crunch …

        So would you start McCullers or Wood over Quintana @DET (-1.9) tomorrow? I already own Quintana so I’m deciding if I should drop him for either of those guys …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wood

  70. ebudz says:
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    @ebudz: Not sure if it matters but I forgot to include H. Owens vs. TB (-10.0) in that list…

  71. scrotchs says:
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    2 start Owens vs TB and Bal. or 1 start Fiers vs.LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

      • scrotchs says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Want to say thanks for a great year. One of the more serious keeper leagues I play in I took over for the last place team last year who dropped out. I am in the championship this week with team I am feeling good about. Looking to make league history going from worst to first. I read everyday and know it has helped…thanks again to all the writers on razzball!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, good luck!

  72. PED Inc says:
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    Well this is it buddy, championship week in this H2H redraft points league and my final few questions for this season…
    Corner infielders pick 2
    Frazier 4 vs. NYM and [email protected] STL
    Rendon 3 vs. philly and 3 vs. Bal
    Alvarez 4 @ Coors and 3 @ ChC
    Bird 3 @ Tor and 4 vs ChW
    Myers 3 vs. SF and 3 vs, Ari

    2B pick one
    Pedroia 4 vs. TB and 3 vs. Bal
    Rendon 3 vs. Bal and 3 vs. Philly
    Wong 4 vs. Mil and 3 vs. Cincy

    SS pick one
    Correa 3 vs. LAA and 3 vs.Tex
    Seager 4 vs Ari and [email protected] Coors

    OF pick one please
    Pham 4 vs. Mil and 3 vs. Cincy
    Choo 3 @ Oak and 3 @ Houston
    Werth 3 vs. Bal and 3 vs. philly
    Springer 3 vs. LAA and 3 vs. Tex

    Thanks so much buddy help me get this right just one last time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Alvarez… Pedroia…Correa…Springee

  73. Jon says:
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    Looks like Taijuan Walker is done for the year, right?

    Drop Walker to add Stroman, Smyly, Peavy, Ervin Santana, Porcello, Severino, Brett Anderson, or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know the matchups… Anderson

  74. Jon says:
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    Drop either of Piscotty or Duda to add Werth, Andrus or Buxton?

    • Jon says:
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      I could also drop Canha…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda for Werth

  75. Paul says:
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    Do I ride out ryan braun for the rest of the year or drop him for a replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop prolly, don’t know options

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: i could add kris davis or tori hunter, or ender Inciarte or jorge soler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hunter…Ender

  76. Zeus says:
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    So glad to be fighting for first or second in all of my leagues. So not glad for my main competitors to have some combination of Bruce and Morales yesterday. Couple of questions.

    Pts leagues and I’m in first by 75. Two start john lamb, Gausman @ Bo’s Medlen vs KC, Estrada vs NYY or pick up rich hill off of waivers. Wins are outrageous at 10 pts and losses are -5.

    Second question. Need runs and SB. Bradley Jr. facing a bunch of LHP. Other options are Soler duda or Altherr. Mets schedule is cherry w crap rhp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada… Soler

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey. Another league need a lot of dongs like Jenny Lee at a gangbang. Piscotty, Soler or Moreand. Moreand faces at least 4 LHP. Cardinals OF getting crowded. Has to be Soler right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try Soler

  77. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Had a matchup question.

    1. At 2B, start Harrison (7 games, 4 at Coors and 3 at Wrigley, 4 righties, 3 lefties) this week over…

    Rendon for 6 at home (3 BAL and 3 PHI), facing 6 righties. (Y/N)

    2. At 2B, start Harrison (7 games, 4 at Coors and 3 at Wrigley, 4 righties, 3 lefties) this week over…

    a. Rendon for 6 at home (3 BAL and 3 PHI), facing 6 righties. (Y/N)
    b. Chris Davis for 6 on the road (3 at WAS and 3 at BOS), facing 2 righties and 4 lefties. (Y/N)

    3. At OF, start Harrison (7 games, 4 at Coors and 3 at Wrigley, 4 righties, 3 lefties) this week over…

    a. Marte, 4 at Coors and 3 at Wrigley (4 righties, 3 lefties)
    b. Springer, 6 at home, 3 versus LAA and 3 versus TEX (1 righty, 4 lefties and 1 TBA)
    c. Trout, 3 at Houston and 3 at home versus SEA (4 righties, 2 lefties)

    4. At U, start Harrison (7 games, 4 at Coors and 3 at Wrigley, 4 righties, 3 lefties) this week over…

    Abreu

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Harrison 2. Davis 3. Trout 4. Abreu

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man! Sry for the long question. Will start Harrison over Rendon. Harrison has multiple positions but believe he is best served on my team at 2B where Rendon has been as J-FOH says “Yawnstipating”!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  78. Jon says:
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    Add Wade Davis over Giles, DRob, Allen or Wilhelmsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Robertson

  79. Matt B says:
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    Championship week! 5×5 weekly heard to head; 2 questions, thanks in advance!

    1) Trust Hitterton & go w/ Aramis Ramirez ([email protected], [email protected]; including 3 LHP-SP) over Chris Davis ([email protected], [email protected]; including 4 lefties…)?

    2) Already starting Arrieta, Greinke, Salazar. Odd man out: Gio (vs bal, vs phi), Archer (@bos, @tor), Liriano (@chc)? Pitching planner says Archer worst

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Davis 2) Liriano

  80. Jason says:
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    Should I pick up Pham and start him over Rendon or Markakis this week? I’m hoping he gets the playing time, I don’t have those concerns with the other two. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Markakis

  81. Wilson says:
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    Will You start Anderson vs ARI Chacin Today?is is safe? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  82. Jon says:
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    Add Pagan or Matt Duffy (dropping Belt)? Looking for some SBs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

  83. The Big Yabu says:
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    RCL strategy question:
    once you hit your GS-limit, do you drop your aces to free up the roster-spot? Or do you keep them on your bench so your opponents can’t start them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop them if someone in my league could use them

  84. Hola G –

    6×6 (OPS) question:
    1. Start Pham (7 games) or Avisail Garcia (8 games)?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

      • @Grey:

        Thanks, bud.

        1 more question… you starting:
        Corbin for 1 start @ LAD
        or
        Heston for 2 starts, @ SD, @ OAK

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corbin

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  85. Hola G –

    6×6 (OPS) question:
    1. Start Pham (7 games) or Avisail Garcia (8 games)? Concre

    thanks

  86. PED Inc says:
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    Thanks for the suggestions above Grey, so for my utility spot who would you go with
    Rendon 3 vs Bal and 3 vs Philly
    Seager 4 vs Ari and 3 @ Coors
    Pham 4 vs Mil and 3 vs Cincy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  87. tvators says:
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    Rode harvey and degrom to championship, now need to pick one of Medlen vs Clev or Stroman vs NYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen

      • tvators says:
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        TY, thats how I have it now,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  88. John says:
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    Realmuto or gomes, this week. Grab lucroy if he comes back? h2h 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  89. herschel says:
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    @Grey: can’t start Braun in weekly leagues this week right? Replace him with myers, cdick or hicks for sbs and runs?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  90. HighHeat says:
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    Last 2 weeks of the playoffs, Schwarber seems to be struggling the last few weeks and I could use a hot schmotato is he drop able for Pham ? Thanks for all your help this season Grey I would not be here without you!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  91. Scott says:
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    Start either or both of these White Sux for the DH today?

    Avisail Garcia
    Trayce Thompson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both instead of empty spots, sure

  92. Funny Name says:
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    Do you like Heston tomorrow @SD, $-5.6, or Cashner $12.5 vs Peavy $-3.5 on wedneaday? SON likes Cashner the most but Peavy has been good of late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Cash

    • Funny Name says:
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      @Funny Name: Or how about Adam conley, home vs Philly $11.5?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, can try him

  93. Zeus says:
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    Ok big decision in my big money league. Top four teams been flip flopping spots all week. I can possibly gain 2 pts in era 2 pts in w 3 in k and need to protect saves. Only have Kenley for saves. The question is do I start Samardzjia for 2 starts? No way rigt? Other options are Jeffress Hoover and Tazawa.

    Cabrera sitting first game today almost had me considering shark. Second start is at NYY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover

  94. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I am in my H2H Championship Game and I am wrestling over benching Longo. Which 2 of the following 3 would you start:

    Longoria, Werth or K. Davis

    I have been playing Longoria all along, but man is he bad. I want to bench him, but I just know I will regret it.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Davis

    • Zeus says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: werth and the entire wash offense have been hot and have crappy pitching on the schedule

  95. PED Inc says:
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    Scherzer vs. Baltimore
    Or
    Salazar @ KC and @ Minny
    Or
    Brett Anderson vs. Ari and @ Coors

    H2H for all the marbles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  96. Green Monstah says:
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    Howdy grey h2h points league w/ a weekly roster lock. Made it to the championship round!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    At OF we start 4, my first OF is locked with Harper ; are you leaving the next 3 as is: Kyle schwarber, khris Davis, & Jayson werth. On the bench there’s jay Bruce and Jackie Bradley jr.

    At utility keep Corey Seager there or put either Bruce , Bradley jr. Or Carlos Santana who’s also at my bench up at utility.

    Or add any of these bats. Angel pagan, billy butler, Trevor plouffe.

    Which 2b would you roll w/ Brandon Philips who I currently have or Jonathan schoop, steve Pearce who now has eligibity at 2b, Neil Walker, Eduardo Escobar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OF: Bruce over Davis UTIL: Seager 2B Phillips

  97. John says:
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    ottoneu dynasty 12 tm 5×5 roto 400$ budget i currently have 1$

    Edwin up for bid to come up with the 25 or so im willing to bid on him id have to drop 43$ Gomez with the ability to auction on Gomez next year or if picked up then id gain 43$ on my salary.

    I start Rizzo at 1b Arenado at 3b and Arod in Util Franco bench/util…… Edwin would either take over util or i would make another trade. Maybe trade Arod off.

    Other OF Springer Calhoun Pence Herrera Pillar Maybin Conforto

    Doesnt really fit but hate to pass up a value, he worth it for my team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin over Gomez

  98. 740 says:
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    sup Grey,

    please pick one, Inciarte, Pham, Burns, Pillar?

    Thank u!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  99. Alex says:
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    Afternoon Grey!
    Thanks for your articles this season, your advice has been most helpful! One last question for you…am in need of a Utility 2B/SS player and WFlores, EEscobar, Herrera, BHolt…are available. ANy thoughts on whoch one to pick up? I will be dropping CGomez. Need help with average, HR, RBIs, SB, everything! Thanks much and keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  100. ebudz says:
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    Okay Grey now I want to double check my offense with you…

    You’ll see I have a bench bat which I’ve never liked but once Springer returned from the DL I didn’t know what to do otherwise…

    Would you make any add/drops going forward to finish out this 2-week championship matchup? (keep in mind we can keep any 3 guys as keepers at season’s end)

    H2H Points:
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: d’Arnaud
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Forsythe
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: Kemp
    Bench: (Springer)

    OF: Werth, Canha, Eaton, Bruce, Heyward, Valencia, Revere, B. Hamilton, A. Gordon, M. Cabrera
    2B: Pedroia, Rendon, E. Escobar, Prado, Gyorko, B. Philips, Murphy, N. Walker
    C: Norris, Molina, Cervelli, Ramos, Realmuto, Montero, Castillo, Y. Gomes, Jaso

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oops I forgot to include FA notable shortstops:

      SS: Lindor, Segura, E. Escobar, Gregorius, Gyroko, A. Ramirez, Suarez, Y. Escobar, Andrus, Crawford,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia over Forsythe

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Sweet thanks, as a Sox fan this will make watching them a little more enjoyable now as a Pedroia owner!

        So to confirm you’d stick with Reyes ROS as SS and just deal with having a bench bat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Reyes is fine

  101. Steals and Average says:
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    Would you rank these for the next week, looking for steals and average?

    MI (choose 3)
    Segura (3 @ Cubs, 4 @ Cards)
    K. Marte (3 @ Royals, 3 @ Angels)
    Reyes ( 4 vs Pirates, 3 vs Dodgers)
    K. Tomlinson (3 @ Padres, 3 @ A’s)
    Alexei Ramirez (3 @ Tigers, 4 @ Yankees)

    OF (choose 2)
    DeShields (3 @ A’s, 3 @ Astros)
    Burns (3 vs Rangers, 3 vs Giants)
    Pillar (3 vs Yankees, 3 vs Rays)
    Crawford (4 vs Diamondbacks – 2 lefties, 3 @ Rockies – 1 leftie)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, Reyes, Alexei… DeShields, Pillar

  102. musky smell says:
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    1) you feel alright about starting Bartolo Colon vs. ATL? Need a quick one-start replacement for my injured Tanaka

    2) which one you going with of the 3 (pick one):
    – Wade Miley vs. TB
    – Roenis Elias @ KC
    – Josh Tomlin @ KC

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Miley

  103. Tim says:
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    I had to laugh at your Garry (yes, 2 r’s) Maddox reference. He’s one of the only baseball autographs I have. I got it on a softball during spring training & still have it today.

    Thanks to you & the rest of Razzball, I made it to my H2H championship as I thought I would last week. Now that we know more about the rotations for the coming week I thought I’d ask you for some streamer advice. My SP is pretty good so I don’t want to take much risk (i.e. no high risk/reward guys). I’m mainly looking for guys who can give me a shot at a win with maybe 3-4 K’s w/o & keep their ERA below 3.50 & WHIP below 1.2. Please give me your top 4 from all of the following ranked in order that you like them (I cherry picked using SON). I can only have a max of 1 PER DAY for Tues & Wed, but Thurs on I can have up to 3 a day:

    Tuesday
    McCullers vLAA (Santiago)
    Koheler vPHI (Harang)
    Quintana @DET(Norris)
    Perez @OAK (Martin)
    Owens vTB (Moore)

    Wedensday
    K. Hendricks vMIL (Davies)
    Conley vPHI(Buchanan)
    Cashner vSF (Peavy)
    Peavy @SD (Cashner)
    Stroman vNYY (Tanaka)

    Thursday
    Cosart vPHI (Asher)
    Miley vTB (Ramirez)

    Friday
    Haren vPIT (Liriano)
    Gausman @BOS (Hill)
    Hellickson @SD (Despaigne)

    Saturday
    Holland @HOU(McHugh)
    Shoemaker vSEA(Walker)
    Brooks vSF (Hudson)
    E. Rodriquez vBAL (Jimenez)
    Warren vCHA(Samardja)
    Medlin vCLE(Tomlin)
    Tomlin vKC (Medlin)

    Sunday
    Severino vCHA (E. Johnson)
    Owens vBAL(Wright)
    Ray @SD (Sheilds)
    Burnett @CHN (Hammel)

    Time to win the ‘ship!!! Thanks AGAIN for all of your help & comedy this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice autograph! Koehler… Peavy… Miley…Haren… Medlen…severino, Ray, Burnett… Good luck!

  104. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Coming off of my bye, first round of the playoffs for me this week:

    should I start Severino in Toronto tomorrow? (6×6, QS)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:
        didn’t think so. Just needed some reassurance!

        Follow-up:
        Can you rank three of these pitchers for this week?
        Porcello vs TB
        Dickey vs TB
        Kennedy vs SF
        Heston @SD
        Owens vs TB
        Volquez vs Cle

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Porcello, Kennedy, Edinson

  105. dem ribbies says:
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    Sup Grey!

    In a daily H2H championship for the trophy & US reserve notes. Thx for all your tips along the way! : )

    Love that Frazier’s power has returned. That said I’m wary of his Road & Night splits. He’s got 3 night games on the road vs Garcia/Lackey/Lynn. I’m gonna trust my gut on this and bench him for the M-W games and put him back in for the homestand vs NYM’s inning’s capped rooks Thu-Sun.

    As for replacements
    -Tron likes Aramis @COL M-W.
    -Could also put my C.Davis(@WAS Roark/Scherzer) at 3b and pickup Carlos Beltran to cover OF (@TOR vs Estrada/Stroman)

    I’m inclined to get some of those park effects and roll w/ Aramis, then put Toddfather back in for the rest of the week. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me with Aramis

  106. dem ribbies says:
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    uno mas por favor.

    b/c it’s championship and I can’t afford to let Holland blow this for me I feel that I should cut him and pickup someone with less risk.

    I only care about the next 7 days. Here are the options on the wire:
    – Axford (4 PIT, 3 LAD)
    – Zigler (4 @LAD, 3 @SD)
    – Davis (3 SEA, 3 CLE, 1 @CHC) <– risky b/c Yost is an idiot
    – Perkins (3 CLE, 4 @DET) <– risky b/c he might not get the job back early enough this week

    Holland has had blowups this season and they're usually followed up by a few clean innings of work, so he could be serviceable, but the situation sucks to be sure.

    Would you roll with any of the 4 above over Holland in the finals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  107. Funny Name says:
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    Where would you rank Gomez next yr top 50, top 75? Debating dropping him in a keeper league for streamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50

  108. Jay_0321 says:
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    Greybush!

    I made it to the Chip! I have already made 2 of my 5 moves this week. I added Bird and dropped Belt, added Koehler and dropped Plouffe. I am not sure about Escobar at SS, should I hold or grab someone more baked potatoesque? Yunel, Suarez, Didi, Crawford, Flores, Russell, Baez all avail.

    What is this shiny obsession you have with Pham?

    My squad:
    C – Santana
    1B – C. Davis
    2B – Dee
    SS – E. Escobar
    OF- Upton
    OF – Werth
    OF – Marte
    UT – Miggy
    BN – Bird

    SP – Wacha
    SP – Nola
    SP – C. Mart
    RP – Rodaon
    RP – F. Rod
    P – Tolleson
    P – Osuna
    P – Familia
    BN – T. Ross
    BN – Koehler
    BN – Syndergaard
    BN – Smyly
    BN – Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I don’t see the point of making any more moves right now

      • Jay_0321 says:
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        @Grey: K, cool. You on any certain streamers this week? You on Smyly this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m streaming Koehler

  109. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Heading into my H2H (w/ OPS) championship week! Serious floatsam clogging up my line-up at important spots lately but I’m equally worried about dumping studs for hot hands. The urge to load up on Pirates @ Coors is strong.

    1. Drop Pujols (and/or Cron) for Shaw, Bird, or Alvarez?
    2. Drop Dozier for Forsythe, Coghlan, or Neil Walker?
    3. Drop Burns for Pham or D. Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier for Walker… Burns for Pham

  110. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Heading into my H2H (w/ OPS) championship week! Serious floatsam clogging up my line-up at important spots lately but I’m equally worried about dumping studs for hot hands. The urge to load up on Pirates @ Coors is strong.

    1. Drop Pujols (and/or Cron) for Shaw, Bird, or Alvarez?
    2. Drop Dozier for Forsythe, Coghlan, or Neil Walker?
    3. Drop Burns for Pham?

  111. Scott says:
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    Whoah, Carlos Sanchez! Pulled that one out of my butt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  112. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    I want to open a streamer spot. Rosters locked, so I can lose Eduardo Rodriguez, who would start again Saturday vs BAL, or Andrew Heaney who starts on Saturday vs SEA. Who would you drop? I’ll probably grab Koehler for tomorrow with whichever I drop.

    • Elliot

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      @Elliot: I’ve got 7 moves to work with in this H2H matchup. I used one to grab Eduardo today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  113. Mike says:
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    I held Samardzija the whole F-ing year! Made it through my first match up in the H2H playoffs but dropped him after last week’s implosion. So obviously this happens today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Incredible

  114. Scott says:
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    Are you watching Shark pitch right now? UFB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Completely UFB

  115. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Are you witnessing this? This is Samardzija telling everyone to eff off after he shat on everyone since August 1!!!! What a Samardzija he is!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate him

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey,

        Will never draft him, EVER.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, definitely not

  116. John says:
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    rolling with Realmuto, is lucroy a target if when he gets back?

    Grichuk starting watch for him to warm up and go with him over dickerson or choo sometime this week.

    • John says:
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      @John: Also how about Starlin, should i try to hope he gets few starts and go with him over Alexei

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Lucroy…”starting watch for him to warm up” Huh?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: sorry about that, should i wait qand see if grichuk starts hitting and if so grab him over choo or dickerson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, Holliday will return, they have Pham, Piscotty, shizz is crowded

  117. Paul says:
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    I have Ryan Braun for the playoffs he is hurt and not playing today, in a previous comment for me you said i could prolly drop him but you didn’t know my options…

    my options are i could add kris davis or tori hunter, or ender Inciarte or jorge soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter for power, Ender for runs and steals

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: sorry one more question, what about Piscotty?
        Thanks for helping me this year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What about him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I see what you’re asking… I’d still go Hunter or Ender

  118. Nick says:
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    Final Fantasy Rush

    and now ladies and gentlemen… the great Final
    on the right blue corner : the contender… team Destiny, who won 1/4 and 1/2 final with a …tie breaker combo !!! Lucky trick
    ME the the left red corner: The 2014 champion & 1st of the 2015 regular season,
    i’m calling …
    The Cortisone Brothers team, thanks to hot C-shots , Bauty and Beasty Encarnacion ,
    i’ve got The Power !!!

    pitching question, would you drop Cold Heaney vs Sea King Felix?
    i can pick Hot Quintana vs Dany Norris DET tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice…I’d go Quintana

  119. nick the dick says:
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    Just got a fortune cookie with no fortune in it. Not sure how to feel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s depressing, brah

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got nothing to look forward to

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe it means you can write your own future

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: So, you’re a philosopher? Yes. Ye-ye-yes. I think very deeeeeply

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, the world is a blank fortune, Nick… Embrace it…

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: So you mean I don’t have to listen to my wife? Quit my job? Reinvent myself? Whatever the hell I want?! I mean I am sitting here with Me Against The World playing on Sirius Radio, fortune schmortune!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re building a new life every second of every minute

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: For a guy named Grey, you really brighten my day

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m coming home from a funeral with a new outlook on life… I’m alive with pleasure like Newport cigarettes…

                  • Mordacious Levator says:
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                    @Grey: be careful those things “will make your insides black, but at least you won’t have to work as hard”

  120. tony says:
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    keeeper league, keep 6

    Salvador perez
    goldy
    wong
    kris bryant
    Carlos Correa
    s.Marte
    Cargomez
    Cargo
    Rizzo
    puig

    keep 6, help me picking ’em

    i can start rizzo and goldschmidt have an Util spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Correa, Marte, Rizzo, Bryant, CarGo

  121. Carnac says:
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    So Utley is making his first career start at 3B tonight. He’s hitting mendoza since coming to LA, including .140 in the last 2 weeks.

    Mattingly is like Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s character in Boogie Nights. Still thinking Dirk is friggin’ amazing even when he’s a total mess. And also really attracted to him. Watch for Mattingly to start slicking his hair back.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Carnac: and getting much fatter, maybe going off to find a closet between takes, gone missing for hours at a time, when found keeps falling asleep while standing up maybe.

      • Carnac says:
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        *Scotty J voice* “Oh, hey Chase… that pomade is rrrrrreeeeaalllly bitchin’.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  122. Mordacious Levator says:
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    NL only. Noticing the Rollins situation (i had a bye last week so didn’t need this fixed till now), anybody else thinking he’s not hurt at all (maybe never was), and it’s just LAD being nice about Rollins losing his job at the end of his career and not wanting to say it publicly. Anyway, this lineup, no ratios, only counting stats, hits replace AVG
    schwarber
    rizzo
    flores
    rendon
    owings
    CI Duda
    MI baez
    OF piscotty/cespedes/bruce/marte
    Util garneau/rollins
    BN myers/blanco (PHI)
    Just best player (who also gets frequent at bats) to replace rollins: bourgeois/la stella (maybe could platoon with baez unless castro starts to actually get his job back)/van slyke/rojas (appears to be a starter now)/schumaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourgeois

  123. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Hey Grey,

    I am in the championship of my H2H league. With Carlos Gomez presumably out until the weekend, should I dop him and pick someone else up or hold onto him? I can move Betts to OF, and grab Starlin Castro, or grab someone like Werth, Choo, or Zimmerman.

    c-d’rnaud
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Betts
    3b-Arenado
    ss-Correa
    of-CarGo, Carlos Gomez, Justin Upton
    util-Hosmer, Bogaerts

    sp-kershaw, fiers, alex wood, c-mart, gio, smyly, kennedy, sydergaard
    rp-melancon, britton, pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Choo

  124. FrankGrimes says:
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    Domingo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Good call so far on Cervelli too boss

        Think it’s time to dump Swarbarerererer
        Gimme another name (I grabbed Pham already too)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For what? Steals? Power? Who’s available?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            6×6 H2H
            I have power
            Need someone who gonna get hella hot for champion week!
            I dropped Lind and cahna
            Over the weekend for pitchers
            or I dropped Khris davis for bird thought he was hurt

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Grab Lind again

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                is is loco to start Quintana
                @det tomorrow ?
                he been good lately.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @FrankGrimes: i’m gonna have serious problems picking to keep him or hicks for next year (don’t have to choose for many months). not looking good that i dropped burnett everywhere now.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: either way i won’t need to trade for joc to have a decent CF.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @FrankGrimes: and hicks could lose playing time to buxton too.

  125. Running Frog says:
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    Have to say… you people don’t know what strange Lay’s flavors are until you spend a few months in Asia.

    Lay’s Barbarous Cowboy Flavor
    Lay’s Numb and Spicy Hotpot Flavor
    Lay’s Spicy Green Peppercorn Fish Flavor
    Lay’s Hot Chili Squid Flavor…

    And you can wash it all down with Icy Mint Sprite (which takes just like drinking a dental cleaning).

    But I also get Thin Tiramisu Oreo’s whenever I want, so it’s not all bad.

    Lining up potential keepers for next year in a league that has $10 minimums. Which of these guys do you think have the best shot at being worth $10 next year? (2017 prices would be $15 for any kept at $10 next year)

    Bird, Baez, Matt Duffy, Billy Burns, Piscotty, Grichuk, Stroman, Heaney, Urias, Iglesias

    I’m angling to keep 2-4 from that list, and can afford one to sit on the bench waiting for ’17 but the others would need to produce. Bird, Baez, and Urias all look like possible $15 in ’17 candidates to me. But don’t tell Piscotty…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Awesome… How were those Oreos? Seriously… Cause they sound delicious… Grichuk, Baez, Duffy, Piscotty…Could see Bird maybe, Urias could be, but risky

      • Running Frog says:
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        @Grey: In all honesty, they are the best non-homemade cookies I have ever tasted. No lie.

        Picked up Bird last week based on your call, moved him into my starting lineup this week and already a HR. If he gets 4 more before the end of the year, I will send you some Thin Tiramisu Oreos from China. Bird is the word!

  126. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    playoff time. OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added.
    d’arnaud
    E5
    Dozier
    Sano
    Bogaerts
    OF marte/bautista/conforto
    BN burns/beef welington/rusney
    replace rusney with any of domingo/hicks/inciarte/pham

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: have 2 utils with canha and escobar as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Ender

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: H2H league so needs are team based, not previous season stats based like in roto. that’s why i showed whole roster.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: guess they could be matchup based, and so far i guess runs are more needed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Ender

  127. Luck says:
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    Keep ketel marte instead of picking up deshields idk about his knee.
    Cron or bird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Marte…Bird

  128. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So I used 9 SPs yesterday to finish off my 188 starts. They gave up 12 runs in 50 IP. Moved me from 1 to 2 points in ERA. Today my RPs gave up 9 in 4 IP. Goodbye point.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @VinWins: so your ERA was already better than 2.16 on the season? 12 Runs in 50 innings is pretty good.

      • VinWins

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        @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: No, I improved and gained a point with that 2.16 day. Then my RPs gave it all back the next day.
        My collective ERA on all RCL teams is probably 3.75, maybe worse. I was mostly terrible at streaming this year.

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @VinWins: oh, i read that wrong, yeah from bottom to 2nd bottom (1 to 2 pts), i for some reason read that as 1st to 2nd place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Ouch

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