Of course, the title is referring to Nelson Muntz, but Jimmy Nelson sounds like a sitcom character too.  Like the kid who is sweet to the parents, but is really the devil incarnate when no one is looking.  Eddie Haskell, if your references go back that far.  Fun fact!  Chad Billingsley’s grandma starred in that show.  So, Jimmy Nelson had a solid game last night (6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, and his ERA is down to 3.57), but that’s not THAT good (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics).  No, but his month of July ERA was 1.64.  THAT is THAT good (not for emphasis, but now my autocorrect ‘learned’ THAT and wants THAT capped and I can’t shut THAT off).   Where is all of this coming from?  Great question, clunky expositional transition!  I’d say it’s not where it’s coming from, but where has it been?  Ooh, you like that switcheroo.  Nelson had a 1.46 ERA in the PCL with a 9.2 K/9 last year, throws 93 MPH and has worked hard to add a curve that he never had before this year.  He feels like a guy that will click at some point, and be a top 20 starter.  This year could be rocky still, but I think he’s worth trying for a few starts to see if he’s already turned that corner.  I’ve been rocking three starters in my RCL league since April, but after streaming Nelson yesterday, I kinda want to hold him.  While an Air Supply song plays softly in the background.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dustin Ackley – Hit the DL.  That trade was so money, Cashman!

Michael Pineda – Ruled out for August.  Yeah, no kidding.  He has a forearm muscle strain.  We won’t be seeing him until mid-September at the earliest, and it wouldn’t shock me if he doesn’t return, except for a tuneup for the playoffs.  In the meantime, Pineda can work the quinceanera circuit.

Brian McCann – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .255.  I’m convinced the Yankees could sign the 58-year-old Jody Davis and 64-year-old Doug DeCinces and they would produce.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  Yawnstipating at best, whatevs at worst.  Anyone really sad they didn’t draft him?

Krispie Young – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Granted, some of these guys have had injuries, but he’s been more valuable on the year than Zobrist, Ellsbury (1-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI), Denard, Brandon Moss and Alex Gordon.  What the fudge, world?  You messing with me?

Mookie Betts – No longer has concussion symptoms.   But he also lost his head.  AH!!!  Kidding.  He has his head.  It was right where he left it.

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Hahahahahahaha… Inner Monologue, “Breathe, Grey, breathe!”  Don’t you see what the bleb is doing?  I held him three months longer than I should’ve and then he gets back in the lineup and homers.  Inner Monologue, “Yeah, that does appear to be what Sandoval’s up to.  Anyway, can I get back to thinking about ‘girls you won’t be getting’ while humming Young MC?”

Henry Owens – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first major league start.  Two of the runs came when Robbie Ross Jr. coughed up inherited runs.  You want to play in the majors, but you need to deal with lousy relievers, O. Henry.

Leonys Martin – Optioned to the minors.  Next step will be in a bit role in a larger trade this offseason to a team that will actually play him.

Chris Gimenez – 2-for-4, 1 run and two steals (1, 2).  He last stole more than two bases in a season in 2007 in High-A.  Hey, Astros, you think maybe Jason Castro (0-for-4) isn’t that good?

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and first as an Astro.  Rerro Rorge!

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  I swear this schmohawk’s name has been popping up all over the comments recently about dropping him.  That was all it took, apparently.  One of you is the reverse Robert Durst here.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA down to 4.04 in Comerica, though I’m not sure if that’s a solid start or a bad start now that they dumped Yoenis and Miggy is on the DL.  Nick Castellanos (3-for-4) has come on of late, but there’s only so much Castellanos can do no matter how many times Stanley Kowlawski screams the middle of his name.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.05.  You know how you look in the mirror and see your father?  I wonder if Kershaw looks in the mirror and sees Verlander.

Mike Dunn – 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  Okay, so, what you’re, uh, saying is he’s not the guy to pick up for vulture saves?  Loud and clear, Dunn.  By the by, is it sad that I stared at Dunn’s line for like three minutes praying there was an error on the play to take away all of those runs?

David Wright – Could begin rehab games next week.  I am over the moon about this.  Over the moon!  I have one of those ‘Gone Fishing’ mooning guy desk ornaments and I am standing over it.

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  Three point five one is also the time in seconds he gains in a foot race if he sticks out his nose.  As for his pitching, I’d consult with the Stream-o-Nator before starting him anywhere.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Carpenter’s post-game presser went like this, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down, but Tuesday’s are cool with me, ya heard?”

John Lackey – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.85 vs. Anthony DeSclafani 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Fun fact!  DeSclafani has an uncle in organized crime and he has a lot of lackeys.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 15th steal.  15 steals?!  When did that happen?  Did he get 14 steals on Saturday and I missed it?  I was wondering how he was ranked so high on our Player Rater, but those steals explain a lot.  Feels like a bad year to give up on old guys that you gave up on.

Anthony Rizzo – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .293.  Not that long ago people were complaining about Rizzo’s year.  You people are crazy.  Yeah, you people.

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.50.  Recently, I was saying Arrieta and Lester are two sides of the same coin.  I think I might’ve been eating too much of my own bull on that one.  Arrieta feels like a half step (or tier) better than Lester.

Chris Denorfia – 3-for-6, 1 run.  As a kid, I went to a school dance with a Krissie Denorfia, so it’s hard for me to take this guy seriously.  Plus, he’s a platoon player.  And a total prude!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4 and his 28th homer.  I’m sure I’m not the only one this has happened to.  I had my team page open all day with the previous day’s stats still on it and I saw Donaldson had homered and I refreshed the page, thinking that was Monday’s stats, but it was Tuesday’s and he had homered again.  Okay, maybe that does only happen to me.

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer or 2nd homer on the Blue Jays because people who do box scores are stupid.  Yes, this really bothers me.  Yes, perhaps only me.

Marco Estrada – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Yeah, well, this game came against the Tloses.

Richie Shaffer – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I guess I should’ve gave him more than one game to prove himself on my team.  Whatever, I get bored halfway through a Vine!  On the fo’reallies, I would own him in leagues where I was hurting for power.  Give him at least a week (unlike me).

Mikie Mahtook – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  I’m sorry, I just can’t with this guy’s name.  He sounds like what I imagine the real name is for one of the Thompson Twins.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 7th homer.  I can see it now.  Father and son at the Rays game.  “Who’s your favorite player, son?  Richie, Mikie, Asdrubal?”  “What the f*ck are you talking about, Dad?”

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  I’m glad I owned him in one Clouseau deep league where it made no sense to drop him.  Likely the only way I would’ve held him all year, and I’m glad I did.

Chris Sale – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.52.  He’s coming off a July (aren’t we all?), which was his worst month of his career as a starter.  Picking up things in August the same way too.  I don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but I wouldn’t be surprised if within the next few starts it’s announced he has an injury.

Tyler Saladino – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer as he continues to bat 2nd.  No, he’s not glamorous, but I’ve been rocking him and he has three homers and two steals in 22 games.  Not gonna win you a title, but not a bad role player in a pinch with his shortstop eligibility.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Not even gonna say anything, because you hate him.  Y’all a bunch of haters!

Brad Miller – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th steal.  Yes, he’s been hot.  He’s also been in Coors.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4 and his 31st homer.  One more homer before a hamstring injury!  C’mon, Cruz, do it for your old buddy, Grey.

Nick Hundley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .303.  If nothing else, Hundley has been a great case example of the Coors effect.  He was a .245 hitter before this year.  Yup.

Jon Gray – 4 IP, 2 ER.  It feels kinda like cruel and unusual punishment for the Rockies to draft a pitcher.

Kyle Parker – 1-for-4 and his 1st major league homer.  Is he wearing makeup in his player page pic?

Patrick Corbin – 1 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Well, that didn’t quite play out as I expected.  Not the most surprising thing from yesterday.  That would be what I found out about Lenny Kravitz.  I can’t believe he’s still performing!  I don’t think Corbin is going to be without risk, but he did look solid coming into this game and I’d try to hold him.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and hitting near-.375 in the last week with two homers as he plays every day.  Hot schmotato alert!  On a related note, whose food did Yasmany eat out of the fridge without asking permission?  Doode disappeared from the Diamondbacks.  He’s not even pinch hitting for the pitcher.

C.J. Wilson – Will get a 2nd opinion on his elbow from Dr. Neal ElAttrache.  Wasn’t the ElAttrache that weird looking Nike sneaker in the 90’s?

Carlos Carrasco – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Do you see what he’s capable of when he gets out of the 1st inning unscathed?  Do you?!  And you wondered why I was so high on him all year.  He’s now given up three hits in the last 18 innings.  Three, homeslice.  Three!

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 4.01.  Has been an odd season for him.  All over the shop, really.  But he seems to have found his better half, and I’d definitely grab The Cobbler.

Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.64.  Likely just a mediOAKer pitcher at this point, but you never know what Beane’s pulling out his ass, which was the working title for Moneyball.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  The sound of the ball leaving the bat sounded like splooge.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  “Thanks for meeting us, Stan Lee.  Okay, so Hunter Pants is a private detective by day and The Gangly Manbird by night…”

Nori Aoki – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  He’s pushed himself back to the top of the order and coming off a multi-hit game on Monday.  He tends to get scorching hot, so I’d cyclops him if I needed average and runs.

Matt Duffy – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .309.  You know who he feels like?  Sandoval circa…Well, Sandoval before he was just a circle.

Freddie Freeman – Hit the DL with an oblique strain.  No fear, Braves fans, the Lithuanian bathroom, Terdoslavich is back and flush with excitement!

Alex Wood – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Phils, ERA up to 3.65.  Okay, but if you throw out his game at Coors earlier this year, it’s still good!  It’s…still…good… Oh, no, Robot Grey is shutting down.  Oil, Cougs, stat!

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-5 in his first game back in The Bank since he left Philly.  To greet him, Philly fans showered him with vomit and batteries.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting near-.350 in the last week and has multiple hits in four of his last five games.  Looks like Cesar’s dressing up that hot schmotato.

Maikel Franco 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, a grand salami.  The etymological origins of the phrase ‘grand salami’ is pretty interesting.  According to Wikipedia, Lou Gehrig, who was the career grand slam leader, was greeted at home plate after a home run by Babe Ruth with a soppressata that he would stick out his pants like Nick the Dick from Bachelor Party.  But after a grand slam, the Babe would bring out a larger Jewish salami that he borrowed from Fatty Arbuckle.

  1. Slimbo says:
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    Have an open roster spot who should I grab? I need steals so I was thinking Phillips?

    Phillips, Choo, Dyson, burns, deshields, fowler

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Slimbo: Deshields

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Loved the quinceanera line!

    So when you called Leonys the Great “must own in all formats”, I guess you just wanted to emphasize ALL formats, including minors. (Nelson ha-ha).

  3. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Love those Air Huaraches! What a BEAUTIFUL sneaker.

    What do you think Grey, time to drop Tomas for Lamb?

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great stuff, man!

    a. It bothers me too that stats can’t be accumulated for one MLB.

    b. Please retract what you said about Sale. PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAASE! Even if you don’t mean it and even if you have your fingers crossed behind your back.

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘They say there’s no people like show people, but now scientists have confirmed that the show people are actually ethnically related to the Finn and Lapp people.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Drives me crazy B. I mean it, sadly C. Ha

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man! Won’t take it personally and will follow my own NORM MACDONALD quote of the day advice from last week!!! Seriously, have two trades I have proposed. What do you think of them in a redraft seasonal H2H points league where in one (a) I’m an inch from making the playoffs which start in 5.5 weeks and in the other (b) where I’m in the playoffs but could use some solidifying for semis and finals as always. I figure Syndergaard is good for max another 5 starts. Our trade deadline is August 13. You?

        a. Syndergaard for Greinke

        b. Syndergaard for Strasburg

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ante GALIC: I cant imagine the Greinke owner accepting

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @J-FOH: Ty, Jack! It’s a re-draft and he’s out of the playoffs or maybe on the outside looking in at 8-9 (last place is 10-7).

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Ante GALIC: you never know, but maybe throw a chip so not to piss off everyone else

  5. TarmanGotHim says:
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    I starred at Mahtook’s name for 2-3 minutes and repeatedly said it aloud.

    I am cracking up by myself before bed. Very funny and cool to say!!

    • Hawk says:
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      @TarmanGotHim:

      I feel like if I say Mahtook’s name with enough conviction, I will grow to 20 feet tall and become a member of the Superfriends.

  6. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league someone who is a big time mets fan has been asking about degrom from my team. His best player is posey. I could use an upgrade at catcher since I have wieters. Should I trade wieters, degrom trevor story for posey and Danny salazar? My other top sp are kershaw, garret richards and odorizzi. Also can my team afford to downgrade from degrom to salazar?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ryan:

      Wieters and DeGrom for Posey and Salazar is a solid trade on both sides. I like the Posey side a bit better.

    • Zeus says:
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      @Ryan: I like the Posey side by a lot. I think Salazar can be better then Degrom going forward. The talent is there

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: Does losing degrom hurt my pitching?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: Btw he countered with degrom wieters john lamb jesse chavez story for posey soler salazar Joe smith bryan shaw. We count holds in this league. Must accept right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Looks decent, yeah

              • Ryan says:
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                @Grey: Thanks just accepted. Hope it won’t get vetoed. If I need another arm later on, I can always flip soler.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • ryan says:
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                    @Grey: Well the trade I just accepted just got vetoed. Took less than an hour for that to happen. Has to be some record lol.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s lame, tell your leaguemates to grow a pair

  7. Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey! How do we feel about starting Luis Severino vs Red Sox?

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Ernie: I have the same question. I suppose we start him since we both likely had to pick him up weeks ago anticipating his call up??

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ernie:

      I’m starting him in every league I own him. That doesn’t mean anything except I’m willing to roll the dice.

      • Jason E. from the D says:
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        @Hawk: I will take a slightly bloated ERA if he can stike out a batter or more an inning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ernie: I’m starting him in a 15 team league

      • Jason E. from the D says:
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        @Grey: Would you in a 10 or 12?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not in 10, maybe in 12, depends how bad I need it

  8. Swfcdan says:
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    Think Casilla is on borrowed time? Who’s the add and how close do you think Boch’s huge head is to making a change: Romo or Strickland.

    • Spring Blake says:
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      @Swfcdan: this whole thing is a mess, but I still think Casilla works out of it again like he did earlier this year.

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    Sale’s FIP in July: 3,03. His BABIP: .380. I’m gonna call it luckdragons and hope for the best.

    BTW – thanks to SON for helping me resist Corbin stream last night. I peeked ahead and it’s much higher on him next start home vs Reds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Peaking ahead is cheating!

  10. Swfcdan says:
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    Thoughts on doubling up on players, is it a risk incase they get injured and screws both of your teams? I own Donaldson on one team and love him, am considering trading for him on my only other team too (both money leagues) as im in the hunt in both. Do you mind doing that with guys?

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Swfcdan: seriously with this stuff, just get the best players, but of course it’s more risky. If you had 5 teams with trout and trout got hurt yes you’d be in more trouble than if you only had 1 team with trout, but what does that have to do with whether or not you should own trout in each of those 5 leagues? In the case of a known injury risk, sure what you are worrying about comes more into play, and say, drafting tulo in 7/10 leagues is likely setting yourself up for injuries, but i don’t think this applies to son of donald.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @A Wesley Snipes Life: It doesn’t apply no but it’s added risk to your own personal teams isn’t it, stacking up on one player. One injury could be all it takes to screw all your teams, so it is definately a legitimate question. Spreading risk is the better idea I believe, but I don’t think JD is much of an injury risk so I will go for it. Of course injuries can happen to anyone, you don’t have to be injury prone to be hit on the arm/hand by a pitch.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        Looking for another masher for this year. Deal:

        Crawford ($3), AJ Reed (prospect), G Cole ($6 through ’16)
        FOR
        Donaldson ($32 rental), and D Keuchel ($1! Would be $7 through ’17))?

        I’m sorted at MI with Cano and Tulo anyway so gives me a Utility masher, and I think Keuchel’s even more valuable than Cole given the prices and their similar performance. You a believer in Keuchel by now? Even the K’s seem to be up lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I wish I owned Donaldson in every league

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: exactly. the trick is to get the best players. this applies even if they come from the teams above you while you help that team too spite grenadier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

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    Sales been a better first half pitcher in his career but three out of four starts with more than 10 hits allowed seems weird. His velocity seemed fine though.

    I was actually happy to see him bombed but then I realized my main competitor for the title benched him. He also beInched Lowe for the game he got beaten up. Amazing lineup decisions.

    Too bad carrasco didnt get the win. Simply a champ’s effort.

    • Hawk says:
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      @papasmurf:

      Sale’s velocity looked ok but his location was bad. Something’s up with him. Hit the wall, injury, distracted by Jose Abreu’s Soul Glow…something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Carrasco’s game was completely insane… That was in Anaheim, no less

  12. Gordon Shumway says:
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    Is it time to drop Joc Pederson? Dude has been sitting on my bench forever after absolutely killing it for me the first few months. Been hoping that he was gonna return to his previous glory but wondering if this just is what he is now. H2H obp/slg league if that helps… his slump and giancarlo’s hand have wreaked havoc on my team… thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gordon Shumway: If you have him benched, drop him if you need someone else

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey:

        What do you think of Joc in a dynasty format? Will he get it somewhat figured out and be a .260-.270 hitter? Or is he going to be a 3 outcome hitter his entire career? Where is his speed?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he’s going to be a top 25 player for many years

  13. Brett says:
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    Ellsberry has struggled since his return and odor keeps hitting. Is ellsberry still an upgrade over odor? Thanks

  14. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Is there a term for when your pitcher goes 9in without surrendering a run but doesn’t get the win and it pisses you off because a win is 10pts in your league?

  15. What's a Drexl? says:
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    i did the exact same thing on dunn’s play by play data. only had him in my weakest in saves/deepest leagues at all, but it was gross.

  16. The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey
    12tm AL only dynasty league, I’m currently in 1st by 1pt and need power. What do you think of this trade: short and long term:

    I give up:
    Carlos Sanchez
    Richie Shaffer
    Travis Shaw
    RA dickey
    Steve Pearce
    LJ Hoes

    (All of the above players can be kept for the next 5yrs)

    I receive:
    Brett Lawrie (last yr rental)
    Chris Carter (last yr rental)
    Delino DeShields (keep for 5yrs)

    My worry is that the young bats I have (Shaffer and shaw) hit for as much power as Lawrie/carter for ROS. Also, Sanchez has been a hot schmotato and DeShields seems to be slowing down.

    Would you take the deal?

    • Hawk says:
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      @The talented Mr. Dope Man:

      You’re giving up virtually nothing. You’re getting slightly more than virtually nothing.

      • The talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Hawk: I agree – although in an AL only league Lawrie , Carter certainly have value. My worry is that the trade doesn’t make my team that much better, while losing possible keepers.

        I also need SB, which DeShields would help with (and be a good keeper).

  17. ebudz says:
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    Ugh Grey I’m down by 26 this week mainly thanks to negative scores from Chavez (-14) and Corbin (-9) so I can’t afford anymore stinkers against one of the worst teams in my league!

    Please help me pick the best one or two starts from each day please!

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

    8/5
    Rodon vs. TB (8.9)
    B. Anderson @PHI (8.3)
    Locke vs. CHN (-0.6)
    Kennedy @MIL (-1.7)
    E. Ramirez @CHW (-12.0)

    8/6
    J. Ross vs. ARI(11.0)
    Sabathia vs. BOS (6.5)
    Wisler vs. MIA (4.8)
    Y. Ventura @DET (1.7)

    8/7
    Teheran vs. MIA (10.4)
    Nola @SD (5.4)
    R. Ray vs. CIN (4.8)
    Hendricks vs. SF (0.2)
    McHugh @OAK (-1.3)

    8/8
    Chavez vs. HOU (15.6)
    Foltynewicz vs. MIA (8.0)
    Fister vs. COL (4.6)
    Gausman @LAA (-2.1)

    8/9
    Cashner vs. PHI (24.7)
    Fiers @OAK (8.8)
    Hughes @CLE (0.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Did I say start Chavez this week? My bad if I did… He’s droppable… Rodon, Anderson…Ross…Nola…Gausman (very risky)….Cash (risky)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: No worries Grey! You replied with very enthusiastic “sure” so it’s my own fault for not trusting my gut! And I think the rain just f’ed with Corbin yesterday so I’ll chalk that up to bad luck!

        BTW can’t stream Anderson today because he was already picked up but I did grab Rodon! *fingers crossed*

        Also Shoemaker and Nelson were dropped so do their next starts on 8/9 change your streamer preference that day over a risky Cash?

        Shoemaker vs. BAL (15.3)
        J. Nelson vs. STL (-8.0)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoe there

  18. Chris says:
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    Is Kluber and Carrasco too much to give up for Kershaw? Some background – 12 team, redraft, H2H – IP, W, L, S, K, ERA, WHIP, QS for categories.

    Current SPs – Kluber, Arietta, Carrasco, Hammel, Wood, Fiers, R. Ray, Buehrle

    Thanks in advance. Your write-ups are the shizz.

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: Forgot to add…I’m currently in 2nd place

    • Hawk says:
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      @Chris:

      Carrasco has gone 18 IP with 3 H over his last two starts. Back-to-back CGs (well, sorta at least). He was dominant down the stretch last year starting at just about this time of the year.

      Kershaw will probably be better than Carrasco for the next 7 weeks but is the difference between them Kluber? I don’t think so. I think you’re giving up too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Too much, thanks!

  19. Paul says:
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    who to drop

    Henry Owens, Jon Gray, or freddie freeman for a 1B replacement

    • Hawk says:
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      @Paul:

      Gray. Good pitcher, lousy location, lousy team.

      Sorry Grey…

  20. Fungazi says:
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    Wooooo Goldy slumpin! WTF is goin on?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fungazi: Please stop.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fungazi: Trout is 1 for his last 16. Sound the alarms!

      • Knucks says:
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        @Cram It: hahh the name Cram It fits all of your posts so very well

        • Cram It says:
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          @Knucks: I have a reputation to uphold.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Knucks: this time it makes sense, his hate is sometimes directed at realistic questions/concerns though. Surprising he didn’t show up for those twits who were talking about how much of a smart option dropping Rizzo about 10 or so days ago was.

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Cram It: 1 for 16? This mofo 2 homers in the last 34 games, check it out.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Fungazi: Yes, every hitter slumps, deal with it.

  21. Oranje says:
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    F’n Freeman!
    Since I traded for him, he has played a total of five games for my team. With him gone again, I am wondering who I should replace him with. On my roster, I have Moreland ($1) and Moustakes ($2)…but I could pickup Werth ($21) or K. Davis ($11) to start in the OF along with either of the CIs. Are either of the OFs worthy of a pickup? I would start either over Inciarte…my other OFs are Heyward, Cain, Harper, Byrd, Maybin…Stanton on DL ( I miss him soooo much)
    Thanks for the thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Play Moreland or Moose

  22. Eric says:
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    Today start: Taijuan, Gio, CMart ??

    • Hawk says:
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      @Eric:

      No, Yes, Yes.

      • MACMAN says:
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        @Hawk: taijuan in mile high, no no and nooooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I don’t know matchups

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:
        Walker at Colorado vs Rudin
        CMart at Cin vs Holmberg
        Gio home vs R de la Rosa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gio is only one I’d start in shallower leagues, then C-Mart…Don’t start anyone but a top 10 SP in Coors

  23. TJ says:
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    Going to need to drop a SP to get Strasburg back in the lineup this weekend.
    Who is the drop:

    Jungmann
    Shoemaker
    Wei Yen Chen
    Kyle Hendricks
    Gausman
    Taijuan Walker

    • Knucks says:
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      @TJ: I’d drop Chen there as his last few starts were really rough. He pitches today in OAK so I dunno if you want to wait and see that before you make that move.

      • Knucks says:
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        @Knucks: sorry, it was his last start that inflated his numbers so horridly for the past month. He got the win on the 26th vs the Rays but he is still the one I would be dropping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Chen

  24. Sam says:
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    Grey, I can add one of the following.. rank long-term: Gioloto, Urias, Reyes

    Who will make the most immediate impact (i.e. September call-up or staring rotation 2016)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: You should ask Mike..Gioloto

  25. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    What a tale of two days, bruh.
    My ERA was like 80 on Monday.
    Yesterday, 24 scoreless innings. 24! And it wasn’t even my birthday. Arrieta, Carrasco, and the Bassitt Hound(we discussed him, I’m holding).

    Can you believe what the effin’ Rangers did to Leonys. Shame. I can’t wait for him to catch on with another club next year. The Mets maybe? They could use some speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Sadly, I think the Mets are the one club that would screw him worse (see Lagares)

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: They did a number on him that is true. But he has been playing hurt. Something’s wrong with his throwing arm and it’s been noticeable. And he doesn’t have 40 steal speed like our boy does.

        • Grey

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          Surprised they haven’t been playing him for at least his defense, but I kinda agree with them that Lagares hasn’t earned it this year at all (he could’ve if given a chance)

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I think he woulda stayed in the lineup if his defense was as good as last year’s. But it wasn’t. He’s got something wrong in his throwing arm and he gained some weight as well. More hits were getting behind him.

            Bring in Leonys!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As long as it’s not in San Diego!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: You know. They never once found Carmen San Diego in San Diego. I thought they always missed a chance there….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Would’ve been too easy, no?

  26. Clint says:
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    Open-ended beyotching: Ervin (5), Chavez (-0.33), Hughes (7.17), & Corbin (0.83) have killed my chances at a h2h win this week even with the added 6 stream starts I get. Where’s the skinny part of a fishing rod so I can pop them in the back of their pointy heads for their mopishness?

    Kluber question: heard the CBS boys analyzing his peripherals and was wondering if you shared their view. Apparently his velocity’s been trending down a bit since the beginning of July or so. I know you use that as a good measuring stick of signs to come so is this a trend or a blip we need to be worried about if they’re right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Ha! Kluber’s got issues, tend to agree his velocity’s a little off, could be the issue

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Well their point was that it ‘bears watching’ but also mentioned guys like Kershaw who have experienced similar issues & returned to awesomeness given time to work it out. So, would you say stay the course w/that in mind or is there something else you see that says it’s worse than that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, good info!

  27. Scott says:
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    Ironically, I would have had Dunn if someone in my league hadn’t dropped Clippard and Storen. And oh yeah, Roto’s rankings in his last post. Thanks Roto!

  28. cdouglas says:
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    Would you start Severino tonight? SON is not so fond but then it never likes the newbs. Whats your opinion?

    • cdouglas says:
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      @cdouglas: Also, Aoki or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cdouglas: I am in a 15 team league…Aoki

      • CDouglas says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • CDouglas says:
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            @Grey: krispie young is available too do you like aoki still?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Aoki

  29. Domenic Decocco says:
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    Start Severino today? Sox can’t hit new guys, but sometimes they surprise you.

    • Elliot

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      @Domenic Decocco: I would. But, I typically start all my arms unless they are on a Taijuan Walker downward spiral.

  30. Scott says:
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    Hey, stop that, I own Nelson Cruz! On the other hand, maybe wishing for it is making it NOT happen. Hmm, carry on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, more likely

  31. Harris Kiperman says:
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    I like to call him ‘Little Jimmy Nelson” and I grabbed this guy about a half hour before roster lock yesterday. I used him once before this year, but that was when I used any pitcher the Mets were facing, no matter who it was. Jimmy has been good to me.

  32. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    If you picked up Severino, start him.

    Also, little known fact, Mikie Mahtook’s father was the counterpart to George Michael in Wham.

  33. Hawk says:
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    Wood was great right up until the ball slipped out of his hand. He walked that guy, got taken out and a reliever gave up the HR to Franco. Not sayin, just sayin. Ya know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Hey, I’m the one that defends Wood!

  34. Dangerfield51 says:
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    As I was reading the intro I was expecting a Ozzie and Harriet and Ricky Nelson remark. Before your time I guess. But the Barbara Billingsley reference was a good one. Loved that show, a lot of good memories are waking up.
    Great write up as always.

  35. dom says:
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    How do we feel about Aaron Brooks starting against Houston tomorrow? Yahoo says he is opposed by Keuchel, mlb.com says Feldman. I need to keep up in counting stats this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: I wouldn’t mess with him

  36. Scott says:
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    Alex Wood is just getting used to his new ballpark.

    • Knucks says:
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      @Scott: he pitched in philly last night…

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Knucks: that’s why it was so hard, he thought he was in LA.

      • Scott says:
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        @Knucks: Uh, yeah, his new defense, that’s what I meant to say. Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket!

  37. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Checked the stream o nator, but:

    Chen vs Oak
    Anderson vs Phi
    Kennedy vs Mil

    Need some help! Thanks!

    • Knucks says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: w/o looking at streamonator, I would think Anderson would be my gut instinct. The Phillies have been hitting but out of the three I would prob go with him on my team. Good luck.

      • Knucks says:
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        @Knucks: Chen would be my next choice out of the three.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: Anderson, but you’re listing them all like they’re away, I don’t know if that’s the case

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @Grey: they are all away

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson then, yeah

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: might want to show which city these are in anderson is @ PHI, not vs them. since OAK was at home yesterday i’m guessing chen is @ OAK as well.

  38. Swfcdan says:
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    Definitely worth dealing my Wong for Dee right if I need speed? Dee’s a slightly cheaper keepable price so throw in a prospect if needed?

  39. Corey says:
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    Parra or Grichuk ROS? Intrigued by Grichuk’s power, but concerned he was hitting 8th yesterday and not sure if that AVG is for real.

  40. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, time to give up with the A Garcia, he’s a scrub. If Sox got an OF in a trade he would be sent down to Triple A. Not sure why his ceiling been so high the last two years. Last year he was hurt, but still didn’t do anything. This season, he played a lot and still only has 8 HRs and 6 Bags and absolute no RBI support, for a guy batting 4th, 5th and now7th in lineups. His defense is atrocious, which will cause him to probably lose more time next season if Sox go out and get an outfielder in off season. I am done with this guy, little miggy.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Prime_Time_Players: Still didn’t do anything last year? His #’s prorated to 20+ HR/100+ RBI/10+ SB. Give up on him this year, but he’s no scrub.

      • Prime_Time_Players says:
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        @Cram It: Not sure about those prorated numbers, but I am sure what you see if what you get with him production wise, with 100 + strike outs. Your putting him on Justin Upton level and he is NO Justin Upton. Well we will wait till until he breaks out, like Jason Heyward did and now just a mediocre player.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Prime_Time_Players: I’m sure about those prorated #’s. 7/29/4 in less than 50 games. Rerun your math. But 20/100/10 doesn’t necessarily mean Justin Upton. Maybe more like Cespedes. Metsies!

  41. PD says:
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    My Justin Upton, Bogaerts and David Peralta for his Hanley, Bruce and Carlos Martinez.

    He needs hitting and I need pitching.

    And the winner is?

    • TJ says:
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      @PD: If you need pitching, I would look elsewhere. C-Mart is looking like a pretty viable shutdown candidate soon, from everything I have been reading. Can you get a different SP?

      • PD says:
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        @TJ:

        He’s got Harvey and Scherzer but for what I’m willing to deal Scherzer wouldn’t be on the table. And I would think Harvey is more of a shut down candidate than Cmart. If the Cards are in the race, why would they shut down Martinez?

        I don’t doubt your comments, I just hadn’t heard anything about shutting him down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @PD: Cards have said they will shut down C-Mart or skip him as I wrote last week

          • PD says:
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            @Grey:
            ——————-
            Must have been the one article of yours I missed last week. :)

            So would you do that deal with Harvey instead? Or deal Bogaerts straight up for Harvey?

            What about Bogaerts straight up for Wacha?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Harvey, but he’s on an IP limit too

  42. BigEasy says:
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    Is Jesus Montero worth picking up in a dynasty league?

  43. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Wood got screwed over by Don Nincompoop. He was cruising and was sitting at 99 pitches when Donny Dumbarse had him intentionally walk Ceaser Hernandez to get to Odubel Herrera. He’s typically right around a 100 pitch guy, so here he is at 103 and during the Odubel AB he loses grip on a ball and is called for the balk. After about 10 minutes the AB resumes and Odubel takes ball 4. Don finally pulls Wood, two batters too late and brings in Joel Peralta to throw BP to Franco. I look forward to the Dodgers crapping their pants in the playoffs yet again so Donny can take his non-mustachioed face somewhere else…like Japan.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss: that was really beautiful.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      I feel better

  44. Eng says:
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    I kinda loathe Wood and his WHIP but, to be fair, the moronic, homeless-lokking Mattingly took him out bases loaded for Peralta to give up a grand slam. Not saying he wouldn’t have walked them all over himself, but any opportunity to slam Mattingly I’ll take.

    Thanks for the great daily writeup, as per!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Agreed, thanks!

  45. Squidblob says:
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    Grey, your moustache is disheveled and shameless.

    I’m a little ahead of my IP cap for the season and I’m leading my league, so I want to be on the safe side. How risky is Cueto vs. Detroit today?- seems less intimidating without Miggy and Yoenis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Squidblob: Don’t you flirt with me! Not risky, start him

  46. MACMAN says:
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    You forgot the snowballs! Cmon, if youre gonna shame the Philly fans, do it like the rest of the nation and harp on things from decades ago.

    What are your thoughts on Jorge Soler? Bats in the middle of the line up but only showing very little pop off of the injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MACMAN: Yeah, Philly fans are nice now…. Soler is a great bat that will show itself at some point, may not be this year

  47. El Famous Burrito says:
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    What do you think Nick Castellanos’ ceiling looks like now?

    I’m trying to convince a guy to sell on the recent hot streak in a deep dynasty league.

    Do I even want to be buying?

  48. Nolan Arenado says:
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    So speaking of things you had no idea still existed ala Lenny Kravtiz, Michael Bourn has 6 steals over his last 8 games….WHAT?! I thought he retired halfway through the season…think theres any potential SAGNOF goodness here or simply a quick taste of the fountain of youth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: I grabbed him in leagues three days ago and mentioned him yesterday

  49. Rice says:
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    Since I’m currently getting no candy from Pineda…

    J. Nelson, The Cobbler, or Corbin?

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: I mean…. I did draft Shoe and hold him for all his terrible starts. Seems appropriate to have dropped him for all his good starts and come crawling back for forgiveness.

        It’s like picking up John Travolta (in my actors fantasy league obviously) after he did Urban Cowboy and dropping him just before he did Pulp Fiction.

        • Rice says:
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          @Rice: OH… and as always, thanks for the advise!

  50. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I’m sending you an email with what I need. It’s not going to be MLB good, but it will be AAA good. Bug used to run a high end baseball jersey company with her ex-husband. We actually met (as friends) because she and I designed all of the jersey’s for my semi-pro team, so it’ll look decent! I’ve been trying to climb back in my Razzball $$$ league by picking up relievers to help with the K’s and ERA, problem is every guy I pick up shizzz’z the bed Double Effing me!!! I don’t like being double effed by relievers, Dunn, Hochevar, Pomeranz…….I’m like Lionel Richie I can go “All Night Long” on these schmohawk’s effen double effed! I was reading some of comments yesterday about Perez, perfect timing! Hey should I drop Tucker, Abreu or perhaps Rizzo, kinda tired of Nado too thoughts?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Teddy Heater: MR’s can b like throwing s**t at a fan and trying to duck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: Ha, agree with JFOH, MRs are great, until they’re not and you want to kill someone… Hoping this jersey thing works… My graphics guy could give you the logo too if you want, but he’s emailing you, so you can talk to him

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: My Graphics guy is making my one off shirt today. Only $25 bucks later

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Graphics guy was cool, I’m feeling a lot better about it now. Bug knew it was going to be A LOT of work to pull this off so she was like, “I’m out of this, this is your thing” I reeled her in this morning and now she’s on board. I bought this girl a very expensive vintage sewing machine last year for her b-day and had the table all refinished by my Uncle;’s guy and everything. Beautiful piece of art, but it’s time to just that bitch off, I basically guilted her in to it, HA! Now she’s on board it should be legit!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…So pumped!

  51. JSF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Trade question for you.

    12-team H2H keeper (keep 8). Keepers so far are Rizzo, Arenado, Miggy, Frazier, Dozier, Soler, Baez and deGrom. Pitching staff is deGrom, Thor, Lackey, Santiago, Corbin, Nola, Norris, Owens.

    My Dozier, Frazier and H. Santiago for his Scherzer, Keuchel, Fowler and Forsythe. I could pick up Castellanos to somewhat replace Frazier until Miggy comes back.

    Keepers would then be Rizzo, Arenado, Miggy, Soler, Baez, deGrom, Scherzer and Keuchel.

    Thoughts?

    • JSF says:
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      @JSF:

      Forgot to mention that none of the young pitchers outside of deGrom are keeper-eligible for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: Scherzer side to win this year if you need SPs

  52. Tjw4404 says:
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    I’m in a standard h2h 5×5 yahoo league. Do you see any improvements I could make on my offense?

    C Schwarber
    1B Prince
    2B Altuve
    SS Correa
    3B A-Rod
    OF Chris Davis (Orioles)
    OF Pollock
    OF Mccutchen
    UTIL K. Bryant

  53. Jose says:
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    With Nelson going against the Cardinals Sunday, how do you feel? He’s the highest rated pitcher available and I’m dropping Wood before he blows up at Pittsburg (gross) Sunday. Also available would be Karns @ Mets, Anderson @ Philly or DeSclafani @ Ari.

    Probably wont make or break the week, but no point holding onto a streamer.

    10 team, redraft, points, H2H, 12 starts a week.

    • Jose says:
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      @Jose:

      Nelson vs Cards
      Karns vs Mets
      Anderson @ Phils
      DeSclafani @ Ari

  54. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Wednesday!

    No questions yet. Just a few comments-

    Kicked myself for forgetting to start Corbin. Then I had to thank early onset Alzheimer’s for saving my ratios.

    And it bothers me too… Give the man his stats!

    Thanks but no thanks- I now will spend the rest of my day with the Jetson’s theme song in heavy rotation in my head… that is unless my new buddy Alzheimer’s helps me out again.

  55. The Dude says:
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    Iwakuma for Severino?

  56. Basement Artie says:
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    Terdoslavich. In the words of Ray Barone during Robert’s wedding toast, “Sometimes the material just presents itself”.

  57. Dorothy ManTooth says:
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    Grey Day!

    ROS Michael Taylor or Piscotty?

  58. Old School Brother says:
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    Storen got a sneaky win last night, I feel like he’s worthing holding onto in my h2h league. Nice K’s and era/whip with the occasional sneaky win is worth the roster spot I think. Thoughts?

    Oh, and not to jinx my boys but the Rangers are .500!

  59. the sportsguy says:
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    need RBI and BA….better pickup Parra or Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  60. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Two things, just wanted to let you know that I’ve tried accessing the main Razzball.com page through my phone and laptop, and it just wasn’t working. Not sure if you know about it. I was able to access this through the twitter link.

    Also, if you want a good laugh.. check out CJ Wilson when you type in “Angels Rotation” on google…

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

      I clicked “Allow Adobe Flash Player” and it worked on my laptop, but it wont work for iPHone still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WTF with the iPhone thing… Ugh, okay, looking into it… Wilson is such a douche!

  61. lb. sand says:
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    how would you rank at ss in standard roto leagues for ros:
    alcides
    yunel
    elvis
    jung ho
    jimmy

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  62. Will says:
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    Marte (16) for Brantley (10) and Kimbrel?

    6 x 6 roto with OPS and L.

    I can’t keep Marte after this year but could keep Brantley. I normally don’t like doing a 1 for 2 but it’s tight with saves and I could get about 5 points and hopefully still be okay giving up a few HR and SB.

  63. the sportsguy says:
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    10 team AL only….Nuno or Brooks for back end of my rotation….already have Elias if that matters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brooks

  64. John says:
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    in a h2h matchup he has 9 i have 6 left and cld stream 1 so 7. My arms bit stronger and have guys like keuchel carrasco lynn hamels still to go or go again. Can i take the brunt of a Walker Coors start? It cld keep me close in Ks and wins but cld mess up ratios? Start him?

    Ive got Pineda to drop i was looking at a long term stream/keep. Have limited transactions looking at hendricks next 3 SF MIL DET/ATL? ….gausman next 3 LAA SEA NYM…..Nelson next 3 STL PHI WAS

    Is Joe Ross sticking around? THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Ross…. Bench Walker…Gausman

  65. Wilson says:
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    Bench who today?

    LonGo vs CWS Rodon
    A Rod vs BOS Wright
    Duda Vs MIA Pheleps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  66. Wilson says:
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    C Seager (after called up) or Lindor for SS slot ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  67. Eric B says:
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    Soooo…got some good advice from ya yesterday. Made the move for Gausman after listening to your and JB’s pod cast and I dropped Olivera for him. Maybe I over valued the stash, that and I’m too big a braves homer lol. Anyhow after losing Freeman for the umpteenth effing time this season, I’m now one bat short of fielding a full roster. I’m going to post my roster below and would like your expert advice on whether to drop Gausman(for a player listed below) or hold until Betts gets activated(giving me a full O but no bench bat).

    My wire options are Jace, Semien, Maybin, Avisial, DeShields. If you see any other players that you’d swap for any of those 4 please let me know. Injuries have killed an otherwise stroing team, believe it or not I’m still in 1st but it’s getting tougher to stay there.Thanks in advance Grey!

    5×5 12 Team HTH w/ OBP
    Bats
    C McCann
    1BFreeman(DL)
    2B Phillips
    3B 1B/3B/DH Santana
    SS Alexi Ramirez
    OF Pollock
    OF Calhoun
    OF Cepesedes
    OF Eaton
    Util 1B/C Grandal
    Util Soler
    Util Sano
    Bench Betts (DL7)
    DL Kipnis
    DL Springer
    DL Stanton

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Cole
    P Bauer
    P Salazar
    P T. Walker
    SP Odorizzi
    SP Corbin
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Melancon
    Bench RP Miller
    Bench SP Lackey
    Bench Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Been hit pretty hard by the ole injury bug huh lol? So just toi confirm you’d lose Gausman for DeShields?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, if you need a bat

          • Eric B says:
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            @Grey: Yeah one bat short until Betts comes off the 7 day, dont really want to lose Gausman…would it be foolish to just wait on Betts instead of dropping Gausman for DeShields iyo? Sorry about all the follow up questions, really appreciate your time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, wait on Betts

  68. Tom says:
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    Would you trade Gerrit Cole for Correa if that left your best pitchers as Thor and Danny Salazar and you already had Boegarts? I would try to flip Xander for a pitcher. This is dynasty format and can keep forever. How big of an upgrade will Correa be over Xander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: I’d take Correa

  69. J-FOH says:
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    So I went to go look at Scooter in the ‘perts league, who BTW…creeper dong! and to my surprise and joy saw he was owned by Rudy. Rudy actually picked him up after I made my call! me! I don’t know what to say, I thought that “little longer than it should of been” phone conversation with him was high on my list but this one is pulling at my heart strings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Yeah, but he likely didn’t look at your post but at HT

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: don’t ruin my moment, dont piss in my coffee, dont be mad because I long for the unaccessible Rudy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He doesn’t even read my posts, he just searches for his name…He’ll see this convo

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: oh wow, this is really embarrassing for me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, it’s not

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: as the falstaff I’m used to embarrassing situations

                speaking of Rudy, who knew we were both chatty cathys on the phone

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Haha, bang….fizzle.

        FOH – Been digging through Oddisee’s stuff the past day or so, good stuff man. Google Play has a “Radio” thing now, a lot like Pandora, stuck Oddisee in there and got back some more goodies. You ever heard of statik selektah? I hadn’t but a song came through “Alarm Clock” that has Logic in it, pretty decent:

        • J-FOH says:
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          @MattTruss: that is tight as f**k! It has Jon Connor! I love JC too!

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Nice! Talib is easy in my top 5, that’s good stuff, JC sounds awesome though…further down the rabbit hole I go!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @MattTruss: yo Truss, Statik is the producer, he makes some good beats and works with a ton of good rappers. That song you posted is off his jazz inspired album ‘what goes around’. Really good stuff. And thus concludes my obligatory ‘someone mentioned hip hop so I chime in’ comment

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Killer man, thanks for stopping by. I’m a jazz fan too, will be checking that out.

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Just snooped on ‘What Goes Around’…Dilated Peoples guest on it…SOLD

            • nick the dick says:
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              @MattTruss: Yup! Plus, Talib, Pharoah Monche, Bronson, Black Though, B-Real….love good DJ albums with awesome features

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Ha! His album, ‘Well Done’…first track…”Respect the Mustache”…should be Razz’s theme song:

            • nick the dick says:
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              @MattTruss: Haha yeah that’s Action Bronson’s album, love him. Been trying to get Grey on him for a while now

              • J-FOH says:
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                @nick the dick: uh hum, we have been trying

      • @Grey: This is true. I only trust robots’ content. No particularly love for Gennett but I like MIL for HRs and Panik is on the DL.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: call me jack full of nuts…and bolts

  70. joe says:
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    franco or sano? standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Franco

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: speaking of Franco I was surprised you didn’t make a Mike reference in the post today. I imagine after that grand salami Mike had to excuse himself from his family, went into his bedroom closet, pulled down an old shoebox, got out his homemade Maikel Franco doll, held it really tight muttering “precious”, washed its hair with his tears, then putting everything back and left the closet whistling like there was nothing to see here.

        Follow up, he goes on Sharktank to get investors for the Maikel Franco doll toy company…they only make one toy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! I’m trying to avoid another name change to Prospect Maikel

  71. Big fudge says:
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    Sale for Garrett Richards and Kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  72. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Is ESPN making anyone else log in every freaking 5 minutes or is that just me?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss: Me too

    • Eric B says:
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      @MattTruss: You are not alone my friend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @MattTruss: yep, since i think yesterday.

  73. Wilson says:
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    Is it possible that Romo or Rodney gets their closer job back sooner? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: it seems a good idea to stash them , right?
        Who comes first you think? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodney

  74. Eric says:
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    Offered Tulo for Cole. I think Pirates will keep Cole’s innings down with his injury history. I do own Reyes. What do you think of offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tulo if I needed an SS

  75. Swfcdan says:
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    Sorry posted above, meant to be here. Looking for another masher for this year. Deal:

    Crawford ($3), AJ Reed (prospect), G Cole ($6 through ’16)
    FOR
    Donaldson ($32 rental), and D Keuchel ($1! Would be $7 through ’17))?

    I’m sorted at MI with Cano and Tulo anyway so gives me a Utility masher, and I think Keuchel’s even more valuable than Cole given the prices and their similar performance. You a believer in Keuchel by now? Even the K’s seem to be up lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you including keeper prices? Didn’t you quit this league after this year?

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: it’s upper level strategizing.

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @A Wesley Snipes Life: Do you search for my posts every day so you can comment on them? Leave the responses to the Greystud man, especially when you are giving douchey comments like this.

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Swfcdan: you doing good making sure that team in first isn’t farther in first than before?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: How do you remember that? You get 1000 questions a day! I bet you can name everyones team, and league format on here haha. Memory of an eagle man! Or something…

        Yeah well you know I might continue to stay on as it’s a great league and I have a pretty solid keeper list, I just find it a lot of work to win with $50 entry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  76. Scott says:
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    Are you starting Rodon today after his last crapfest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of his matchup

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Tampa Bay

  77. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Harvey @ MIA
    Erasmo @ CHW
    Rubby @ WAS
    Zimmermann vs COL
    Gausman @ LAA
    Karns vs NYM
    Liriano vs LAD

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all except Rubby in most leagues

  78. Jj says:
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    Man I can’t get the back end of my rotation sorted. Getting slaughtered this week in h2h ratios. Kluber got spanked, Fiers was left in by accident. Now Corbin gets killed.
    Which 2 of these SPs do you like best ROS
    CORBIN
    SHOEMAKER
    GAUSMAN
    CASHNER
    SMYLY
    P.HUGHES

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe, Gausman

  79. gogulls says:
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    Need OBP, AVG, and Runs…
    Would you drop Preston Tucker for Aoki or maybe Deshields, Cesar Hernandez, or Avisail?
    Also drop Plouffe for Hernandez or Headley?

    As always thanks for the insight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields for SBs, runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same on Plouffe and Cesar

  80. Fine work as usual Grey! With very limited moves left either option is likely a ROS add. Would Gausman replacing Fiers &/or Lamb over Khris D. or Avasail (if so which dumpie – & I share your overvaluing of Garcia!) seem to be worthwhile moves for the final weeks? Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lamb over Davis

      • @Grey: 3 Run homer from Avisail! 25% of his HR output in the last two days! Keep the faith! & that goes for Fiers as well, correct? Keep racking up the Fiers Ks, over the Gausman upside & potential damaging rookie blowup? Thanks again!!’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think you gotta hold on the bats…Fiers and Gaus are a toss up on matchups, I’d likely go Gausman if you don’t have waiver wire limits

          • @Grey: thanks again Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  81. Jon says:
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    Would you trade Harvey for AGon, Alex Wood, and Tolleson in a 10-team, keep-18 league?

    I would have to drop one of Castellanos, Eaton, or Avi Garcia and one of Rubby, Karns, Smyly, or Shoemaker to make room. If you’d do the trade, who would you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  82. the swinging says:
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    Which side u like better

    Cespedis and latos or j upton and rob osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes

  83. L-Boogie says:
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    I’ll take full credit for Shoe since he definitely waited until I dropped him to turn it up.

    On the bright side I just got Ces-Her for McCullers just a few hours before he was shelled and subsequently optioned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re working on it

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: it is working fine for me. better than espn making me log in every 5 minutes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, they’re right… Homepage isn’t loading on Safari or mobile devices… Post pages are loading…

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: No kidding. What’s the deal with this ESPN login change?

          I’ve been having issues reaching the main site page. My workaround has been to go to a different bookmarked post from which I can navigate to the listing of Grey’s posts. But it seems to not always list the most current one.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: can do

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! You know what tonight is, right?

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: 5PM – Feed the cats, 6PM – Volleyball, 7PM – MLB.TV (since the wife is in jersey) IPAs and white rhino, 8PM – Team Katrina puts the hurt on Henry Rollins light.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Random prediction alert! Rollins is going to win immunity in the 1st half of the episode… Remember I’m on the west coast so don’t say anything tonight

  84. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just offered Cueto for my Carrasco and Richards in a roto redraft.

    CONTEXT: I love Carrasco but I’m approaching my IP limit (on pace to go about 50 innings over) so my thinking is to consolidate and upgrade. Having one less pitcher will allow me to grab a reliever to pad my ratios without hurting the inning count too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. That was one I was struggling with!

  85. Sange76 says:
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    C perez
    1b abreu rd 4 keeper next year
    2b l. Forsythe
    3b seager
    Ss Desmond
    Of a jones
    Of j Bautista
    Of aj pollock rd 6 keeper next year
    Ut pujols
    Ut Sano rd 12 keeper next year
    Bench p. Tucker
    Bench c. Seager rd 11 keeper next year
    Sp scherzer
    Sp Arrieta
    Sp Lester
    Sp Buerhle
    Sp Nola
    Sp Robbie Ray
    RP tolleson
    RP Allen

    Head to head points keeper league. 4th seed right now at 10-5. 10 pts/win so league leans towards pitching. Can only keep 3 guys max. 7 start a week limit in pitching. Got offered Wacha for c. Seager. Leaning towards it since it gives me a big 4 and Seager is my 4th best keeper anyways. Open to all suggestions on this…thanks all!!!

    • Sange76 says:
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      @Sange76:

      Oh, I got Kipnis on the DL as well….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  86. Tom says:
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    Bumgarner & Sale both haven’t been their best lately. Which do you like more for September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  87. WalleyWorld says:
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    Just heard Scotty doesn’t know! on MLB network while I was reading this. Made me laugh. That song is amazing. But don’t tell Scotty, ’cause scotty doesn’t know!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  88. Scott says:
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    +20.9%

    Back on board the Duda train!

  89. agarthered says:
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    Pick 2

    Sandoval, Moustakas, Hicks, Peralta, Chris Young

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, Moose

  90. Dan says:
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    Would you trade Duda for Garrett Richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Dan says:
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        What do you do if you on Duda and Pujols and can only play one and no one is willing to give up any good pitching?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aim for a lower SP

  91. Homerj24 says:
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    Rusney or Reddick ROS? We use OBP instead of Runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  92. Jack says:
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    In an OBP league do you like Pence or S. Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  93. Grey — apropos to your comment about power hitters, I have Moss and keep wondering why. Would you drop him for Krispie? Paulsen and D Brown are also available.

    At 3B, I have Jung Ho Kang now … would you rather have Castellanos or Plouffe?

    Middle infield: Miller or Asdrubal?

    Might-be-closer: Pomeranz or Kahnle?

    In a 15-team roto league (redraft) do I need to keep Freeman with no open DL spot? I suppose I’d replace him with one of the guys above in the question about Moss. I’ve got one DL spot and already have Miggy there with Kipnis waiting in line.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wnat Moss over Young… Kang is fine there… Asdrubal…Kahnle…Drop Freeman

      • @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        Just dropped Freeman. It feels …. liberating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  94. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you like rest of season? Erasmo Ramirez or shoemaker?

    Erasmo just let up 5 er in 1 IP

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

      If you choose shoe, who do you like more ros lance McCullers or erasmo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Erasmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe

  95. Erik says:
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    I’m not sure where to go with my roster at the moment. I need to drop at least one player and would like some flexibility for streaming pitchers when needed. 12 team 5×5 head to head with QS instead of W and start 9 pitchers (no SP/RP requirements). I’m in first place (mostly thanks to the offense):

    C – Schwarber
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Odor
    SS – Peralta
    3B – Donaldson
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Pollock
    OF – Yelich
    OF – Kemp
    UTIL – G. Polanco
    UTIL – Chris Davis
    Bench – Wong, Sano
    DL – Still have D’Arnaud as I haven’t made any moves since he’s been back

    P – Price
    P – de Grom
    P – Lackey
    P – Zimmerman
    P – McHugh
    P – Joe Ross
    P – T Walker
    P – E. Rodriguez
    P – Fiers
    P – Erasmo Ramirez
    P – Mujica
    P – Vizcaino
    DL – Smyly

    I’ll definitely be dropping Ramirez today but at that point I’ll have to activate D’Arnaud. So my question is who to drop next after that if I want/need to stream someone? Seems like Fiers might be a candidate but his Ks are nice at least.

    I feel like I need to trade one of Odor/Wong but don’t see a good fit. Given our setup for pitchers in this league the waiver wire is pretty slim so I’m hesitant to drop some of those guys.

    • Erik says:
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      @Erik:

      Or would dropping D’Arnaud be the best option? I picked him up when Schwarber’s time wasn’t clear but now that it seems he’ll be playing somewhat regularly maybe I don’t need D’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo, E-Rod, Fiers are all the same deal

      • Erik says:
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        @Grey:

        So you’d keep D’Arnaud and lose another of those pitchers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t carry two catchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Joe Ross will be out of the rotation when Stras returns this week

      • Erik says:
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        @Grey:

        Can’t they just get rid of Fister instead?

        Yeah, if Ross is out then he’s a clear one at least. Thanks for the reply.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I doubt they lose Fister

  96. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Strictly a patting myself on the back comment – but my new team name is:
    Melk, Melk, LeMahieuade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LeMahieuade was a popular drink and it still is!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: In Cleveland, I hear it pairs well with fudge

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      That’s fantastic

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @MattTruss: tanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matt, what’s this video JFOH is talking about?

  97. Eric says:
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    Duda or Pollock ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  98. Tom says:
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    d’Arnaud or Hundley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  99. Stickball Al says:
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    I think Kershaw wants to see Verlander in his mirror Grey… Because when he looks to the left of Verlanders face, there’s a naked Kate Upton laying on his bed. It’s all good Grey to be Kershaw !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  100. danny almonte says:
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    Which side do u like better in a keeper…

    Au shiz, howie kendrick, Rendon

    Or
    E5, rendon, arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  101. Nightmare says:
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    Fionna says she’s out shopping! But she’s under me and I’m not stopping!!! Piscotty doesn’t know!!

    Sup Grey-Lord. Long time no talk. Love the write up as always.

    Do you think Jung-Ho keeps his job ROS even when mercer and Harrison return??i love me some Jung Ho!! Or should I try to trade for a Jose Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Thanks! I think Kang will be a platoon player again

  102. ERad says:
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    I’m telling ya G, 90’s nostaliga music is so hot right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we play some at your wedding?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Gotta pop the Q first! Big day is on Saturday – wheels are already in motion.

        I should’ve asked for a Razzball T-Shirt for the post-yes photo session. Let’s be frank – I come here for the fantasy baseball chat, but stay for the life lessons.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They better be more than in motion! You don’t have a plan?! Yeah, you should’ve totally done that, dah!

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: My apologies! I should’ve been more specific – the plan is already fully in motion. Coming together quite nicely!

            The previous post’s vagueness is most likely attributed to my increased Xanax and weed consumption this week to keep cool.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Being engaged doesn’t limit you…Being married does… Nothing to proposing!

  103. Scott says:
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    Love the site.

    Weird question–but if you don’t count needs.

    Papelbon or Matt Moore in dynasty league? Who gives more value next 3 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, but it’s fair

  104. John says:
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    Gut told me to start him but end of the day wasnt smart. I guess Walker still has few innings to screw up lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  105. J-FOH says:
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    Ordering my custom razzball T-shirt today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With my mug? I want a shirt with Tommy Lust’s face on the front and the word “LUST” on the back

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Hey-yo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What was the video you put in earlier? Did I miss something wonderful?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: My buddy says my silhouette would look better….I open handed slapped him for that kind of talk

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should wear a Razzball shirt that is cut off just below the moobs and frilled

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: those will match my cut off jeans….daisy duke style

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              JFOH Lust!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Im more of a stephen

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  JFOH Lust always

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t fight it

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: dont make me go stephen on you

  106. booya says:
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    Lindor or Segura for ROS? How bout for next year?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor…Lindor

  107. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    You know who Duffy feels like? Avisail Garcia.

    Of course that was a simile, I don’t know how either of them actually feel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your simile made me smile

  108. I am the Walrus says:
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    Drop any of these buys for Gausman?
    Chavez, E.Rodriguez or Dickey?

    After that who is the next drop if I need a streamer position/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez, Dickey

  109. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In an 8 team H2H point based league and can keep players forever. I was offered Correa for Machado. I also have Rendon and Sano at 3B. Thoughts?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  110. Jake says:
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    Duda and Alex Wood for Papelbon and Jordan Zimmerman… which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda, it’s fair, depends on needs

  111. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I just acquired Harper, Duda, and a holds guy (NYY’s Wilson) for Po-enis, Kemp, and Ziegler. My saves take a hit and Z was helping my otherwise crappy (mid-range) ratios, but I had to accept that, right?

    This is on the heels of getting Chris Davis for Dee Gordon. My lineup will now consist of:

    C – Vogt
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Schoop or Cesar
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Hanley
    LF – Harper
    CF – Burns
    RF – Chris Davis
    Util – Duda
    Bench – Reddick, Tucker, C. Seager, Schoop or Cesar

    Burns looks like my weaker piece now, but he seems to be running again at least. I’m also going to see if I can get Gose back from the wire, which makes him a bird on the wire, a la Leonard Cohen.

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Oh, and my late entry for yesterday’s glossary term was Double Vision.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is that Styx?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: thats a foreigner

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah…yeah, I don’t know rock

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: grey kicks rock

              • Scott says:
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                @J-FOH: rock beats scissors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid, yeah, nice trade

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. That trade for Harper took some text line time. Almost had him last week in a package where I would have included Gordon in that one, but he had a(n understandable) change of heart.

  112. Nightpandas says:
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    Would you trade Tulo for Cruz and Cano in a keeper? Looking to pick up Hr and Slg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you needed a 2B and OF

  113. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    didn’t get hammel off waivers, i bid the same as another guy but waiver order tiebreaker won out. i think only the 2nd time in the league this year that that happened. K/BB and QS over wins here. that guy dropped hendricks though, who’s my first drop, fiers or chavez to get hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  114. Carnac says:
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    Oh great a save opp for Rodney.

    • Carnac says:
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      Perhaps worth noting Christmas sent Smith in to relieve Walker w/ 1 out, 1 man on, Arenado at the plate, CarGo on deck. Smith induces a double play. Beimel comes out to face CarGo top of the 9th. THEN Christmas goes to Rodney for LeMahieu and Paulsen.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Was there any doubt Rodney would fail?

    • Carnac says:
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      LOL Rodney

    • Carnac says:
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      So many lovely hills in Washington state, not sure why Christmas chooses to die on this one.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How do we get out?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Read Dante’s Inferno backwards

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Sky: no, leave the cold part for the end, it’s soooooo cold down there.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that the Keanu movie?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                My Own Private Idaho? That sounds like hell to me, personally.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You remember when Keanu was in the movie where he whoa’d? Love that one!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Those are his best roles! Sadly, they aren’t his only roles…Keanu not knowing what’s going on is the best Keanu that Keanu can be.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Makes me think The Matrix was filmed by following Keanu around with a camera and him not knowing

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      That was definitely the premise of Bill & Ted at the very least.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And the hoo-ha/whoa battle between him and Pacino in Devil’s Advocate

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Gotta get a DJ on the scene around here to make a ‘Hoo-Ha/Whoa’ remix. Gotta get some other actor’isms in there along with it but they own the hook!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Indeed, work in a Jack Nicholson one too, and Morgan Freeman

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      work in lenny and sqiggy

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: still better than walt weiss managing any game ever

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Even Walt Weiss removed Axford from closing duties after 4 bad performances in a row. This is bordering on a Hellraiser sequel.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Sky: wait i liked hellraiser, why is this bad…f**k you really knotted my brain with your tweet

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                you suffer beautifully

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: every day

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never saw it, I’m scared of horror films

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                You mean like Paul Blart: Mall Cop?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Keanu was in that?

        • Carnac says:
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          RETWEET

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I want to favorite it, show me how!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Na you RT that shizz from Razzball, boi!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No, you! Twitter scares me

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Its where all the cool people who got tired of their Mom’s constant #TBT pics of them with a mullet and braces migrated to. Get with the times!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    But where can I find out about all the chicks from high school I used to lust after that are now fat?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Prolly via webcam. Google BBW

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’ve corrupted my Google!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Your previous search history told me you looked up GILF so don’t even go there. Ya done sullied it yourself!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I feel like Kenneth from 30 Rock Googling these things you’re telling me… You sullied me, Mr. Sky!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      HA

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      In Grey’s defense I know 40 year old GILF’s that look like they are 30

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like a woman to look her age

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      cant hate the smokin latinas that had babys in high school whose babys had babys before they turned 20.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love them mommas

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            DO IT DO IT DO IT

            • Carnac says:
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              I should totally retweet it from the twitter account of that conservative talk radio host I magically got control over.

              • Carnac says:
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                I’ll explain later. Have to take my kid to swim class.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I pray Rodney is not your kid’s teacher

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  That definitely needs an explanation!

        • Carnac says:
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          Lloyd McCLendon is the lovechild of Charlie Brown and the guy who always says “yes” to a Hawaiian Punch.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s the guy that scores -$400,000 on Jeopardy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy

            • Carnac says:
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              Mike Gianella says Lloyd McClendon’s the guy at the car dealership who not only pays sticker price but asks if there’s a way he can buy extra undercoating.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I don’t get it

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Carnac: hahahahaha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Carnac: hey wait, whats wrong with a hawaiian punch? They go great with tacos

  115. TJ says:
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    Rodney just blew the save… but why was he in there to close at all? Ughhh. I’m a Carson Smith owner and former Rodney owner, do I need to pick Rodney back up? Please say no.

    • Carnac says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C’mon

  116. Gareth says:
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    Rodney was given a golden opportunity for an easy save.

    I picked him up when I saw Smith had pitched the 8th and Rodney was brought on with 1 out in the 9th.

    I promptly dropped him after seeing the mess he made.

    I’m not going to that well again. Seattle were saying that his poor form was because Rondey was tipping pitches.

    Nah. He is just terrible.

    Chasing saves can be hazardous for your ratios!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  117. Gareth says:
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    “Shoot that Poison Arrow through my heaaarrtt…..”

  118. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      G400!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Gareth: finally, in the correct place! hurrah for counting as a skill! or did that fake gareth get send you an abacus as the actual greatest form of flattery?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Gareth: from yesterday, i think he was the first comment.

          • Gareth says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, it just amuses me that someone would want to be a fake me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause Scioscia is a paisan? Not sure

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you never go to Angel games and when they do they give out Italian themed hats….cust kayin’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too bad they’re not pizza bagel hats… Half Italian, half Jewish star

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Im surprised the dodgers haven’t done a jewish appreciation nights (thanks for all the movies jews) The colors work and everything. slap a star of david on the back and we got something

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Totally, how has this not happened?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: It’s coming, the GM is Fiedman, Koufax is a god…call your rabbi

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Shmulwitz, I need your help!

  119. dem ribbies says:
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    Chris Davis with a Grand Slam in the 10th. 79 RBI on the season. BOOM!

    You think he’s a top 20 OF going into next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely

  120. herschel says:
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    This is what i get for drafting a closer named cody. Who do you like between shaw and mcallister?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @herschel: as bad as he was back in april or may and he never got demoted he’s not being demoted now either i would think. mcallister’s got a lot better FIP though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: for sure shaw has been used in the set up role, later in games.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Gareth: above i said both that i doubt allen is demoted, and that mcallister has been much better. however, shaw HAS been used as traditional 8th inning man over mcallister for a while now.

  121. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Leon-wise didn’t quite live up to that top 20 outfielder preseason thing….who cares…Grey gave me Arenado…all is forgiven.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  122. Scott says:
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    I just now got the Joan Crawford reference from yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  123. Gareth says:
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    When I saw j-foh’s pic of the Angels giveaway I thought it was a Mexican themed hat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  124. Gareth says:
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    I mean, you put the hat on, coupled with a large fake black mustache and it works either way.

  125. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey which side you like? Fielder for Beltre/Richards? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  126. nick the dick says:
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    G, if you missed me, you coulda just said so. Didn’t need to make a Bachelor Party reference to get my attention!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doing what I can to wrangle you in to see me!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: you think you are too cool to come in everyday? Get all high in the RCL ranks and your head inflated? I barely know you anymore

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: I come in everyday! I’m a man of few words so I play the wallflower sometimes. Weird that I think I know you too well. Maybe getting all high does have a little something to do with it…

  127. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    wow, TEX is soooo F’d, now they’re playing some guy named strasbourger over leonys as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  128. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    watching KC @ DET game, when did cueto dye his beard, he’s going for that awful ex-closer most recently of NYM (can’t believe i forgot his name), valverde.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poopie Grande

  129. goodfold2 says:
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    c’mon 105 or however many it had to be days of cortisone over in TOR town since the two of them got their shots, i got both E5 and Bautista.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  130. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Just made a trade:

    I gave – MadBum, Parra, Trumbo
    I get – E5, Gardner, Kim Jungmann (I’ll likely drop him)

    Love it, hate it, meh?

    Now, since I’ve got my offense locked up, would you try and deal Bruce for a lower tier SP like Wacha?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I like the other side of the deal better.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Gareth: Tanks! Its a h2h redraft, btw. I already have scherzer and archer, so thought MadBum might be expendable for some added hitting.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: You got the two best hitters in the deal and thats not even close. We were all worried about Bum breaking down this year so I think the risk of moving him now is wise. I like the deal.

      Id have to see the rest of your roster to advise on the Bruce deal. Is this roto or H2H?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks J!
        It’s a 12 teamer, redraft h2h. I think I have a pretty staked roster.
        C(x2): Hundley, Wellington
        1B: Rizzo
        2B: LeMahieu
        SS: Kang
        3B: Arenado
        2B/SS: Odor
        1B/3B: E5
        OF (x5) Cutch, Gardner, Bruce, Betts, Peralta
        Util: Melky
        B: Stanton
        DL: Freeman
        SP: Scherzer, Archer, Hendricks, Chen, Severino, Shoemaker, Gausman, Jungmann, Norris
        RP: Tolleson, Ramos.

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: btw, I had Pineda, but ended up dropping him today.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Mrs.Featherbottom: I wouldnt move Bruce, your staff is fine as is, and a hot bat can be huge for you

            • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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              @J-FOH: Cool – thanks! I was kind of thinking the same thing. I sent out a few offers with Kang + Norris for the likes of Wood or Latos. Lots of nice upside pitchers and batters on the wire still.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Mrs.Featherbottom: Norris is borderline if their is a lot on the wire. I would be studying schedules and counting starts moving up to september

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Tanks. And btw, someone does lose their apron.

  131. Gareth says:
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    I’d love to see the Indians buy low and trade for Leonys Martin and Willin Rosario (both recently optioned).

    They’re a small market team but are in desperately need of offense, so they need to get creative. These two seem like untapped gems who may need a change of organisation to truly shine.

    It’d be interesting to see the returns if they actually played these guys consistently over a course of a season.

    Rosario crushes lefties (an area where the lefty heavy offense struggles). He has power and it’s not just Corrs fueled. They could even trade Santana for a good return and play Rosario at 1b/dh/very occasionally catching and not miss a beat.

    The Indians traded Murphy and Moss. Bourn and Swisher (yuck) have a year to go on their bloated contracts. They have room for Leonys Martin who could man CF and be a threat on the bases.

    It sucks when your team is out of contention and all you can do is dream on next year. Life of a Cleveland fan I’m afraid.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Gareth: I’m in the same boat being a Brewers fan. Totally looking forward to 2019, when the Cardinals blow and the Brewers rule.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: good luck on that STL one, esp when comparing them to one of the worst run (from a sabermetric standpoint, they still don’t use them) franchises in MLB. go take a look at how bad that farm has been ranked for like at least 4 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin I like there, Rosario’s garbage outside of Coors, terrible fielder

  132. Long Bawls says:
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    Me sidling up to Danny Salazar at Cleveland’s finest bar, which is also a methadone clinic: “Hey there, handsome, are you the Cuyahoga River? Because you’re on fire!”

    Weirdly, though, it was Cody Allen who threw a drink in my face.

    And speaking of liquids you hope are booze getting thrown at you, #$% Carlos Santana is putting the oy in oye como. Stop treating your owners like dogs and give us more than walks, you onbasepissant!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  133. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    The Mets are up 7 runs, Harvey has thrown 88 pitches through 7.

    Hey everybody, let’s watch the Mets run him back out and have him throw over 100 pitches, so he’ll hit his innings limit before the postseason starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  134. Ron says:
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    I have 1 bench spot left for a pitcher in a H2H points league.

    Pick 1 out of Nelson, J. Ross, Severino and J. Gray. And is it even close?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  135. Ron says:
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    Why is Correa not more than 86% owned in Yahoo? I am genuinely interested in knowing this. It baffles me. Just sayin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think their numbers mean nothing

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Ron: just like one of those gameshows where knowing the habits/thoughts of the masses (family feud) doesn’t really help you with anything that resembles what smart people do or think, knowing what large masses of leagues (including likely 14% leagues filled with either morons or inactive players) do isn’t really interesting.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Ron: What the guy above said, I think that at least 15% of their public leagues are completely filled with teams that are inactive and mostly autodrafted.

  136. Nightmare says:
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    Real fast Grey-Lord rank these shortstops ROS
    Alexei ramirez, yunel Escobar, Jung Ho,

  137. Nightmare says:
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    Real fast Grey-Lord rank these shortstops ROS
    Alexei ramirez, yunel Escobar, Jung Ho, Elvis Andrus, Cesar Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar, Kang

  138. Derrick says:
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    Need to drop one out of Nola, Shoemaker or Severino.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  139. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, WTF is going on with hawkins being used here?! i understand with AA ron out for 3 days things would be weird (cecil and lowe moved up an inning or so), but this is crazy. in some spots i want osuna to go away from closing, but not in biggest money league. i do have more closers than i can use by 1 in that league due to this, and hawkins is available. mujica would be the drop if any.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: good, leadoff hit, me likey.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: those 2 hits should be enough at some point to never let this happen again, i would hope.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: if owned mujica/perkins/familia/osuna/vizcaino and 4 RP slots, and 2 moves left on week add hawkins over mujica or just wait to find out the likely news of osuna being rested today, having gone 2.33 in the last 3 days, and 4.33 in the last 6 days.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m sure Osuna was just rested

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: hawk had only gone 1 inning since july 30th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibbons doing daft shizz

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: that filthy monkey!

  140. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OBP league where I’ve slaved to amass an insane pitching staff.

    Degrom, Hamels, Price, Liriano, Lester, Jaime, Lynn and even Severino.

    My offense has been great thanks to a really strong draft. Bautista, Harper, Marte, Davis, Correa, Wong and other producers.

    I’ve been offered Encarnacion for Hamels.

    Truthfully, I don’t think I need pitching or hitting. I’m in first by a mile. But in H2H playoffs, everything is a crapshoot. Should I pull the trigger or continue hoarding the pitching to screw everyone over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Edwin

  141. Gareth says:
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    Goldy with 2 steals tonight.

    You’re right about him and Trout.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Gareth: i think the whole industry is in on these two at this point. don’t pay any attention to awards though, as goldy with that team won’t be winning any of the MVP’s he deserves. and now that harper’s cooled down he’s likely worth a decent amount more. They should just come off it and have separate awards, with the way they vote this crap in: MVP for best player, and a 2nd award for most important player on a playoff team.

  142. AJ says:
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    Hey Grey which side you you got? Hanley/Beltre for Prince/Kimbrel. Thanks!!

  143. Wilsonian says:
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    Man, stupid Beef Wellington. I dumped him on Monday for Grandal who has proceeded to do nothing. Set it with Beef or stick with Grandal?

  144. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I’m looking to shore up the rotation with one more move; I currently have Arrieta, Carrasco, Salazar, Richards and Walker. I’m leading the league in Ks, WHIP and ERA and I’m third in W.

    Yelich and Billy Hamilton are on the bench, with Hamilton getting plugged in when Harper, Marte, Brantley or Votto aren’t playing, so one seems expendable. Here are the options:

    1. Drop Yelich and pick up Alex Wood
    2. Drop Yelich and pick up Severino
    3. Accept a trade of Billy Hamilton for Cole Hamels
    4. Do nothing and actually get some sleep

    Thanks for all the help… it’s nice to be the one competing for the title, thanks to all your help!

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @hanklongball: looks like 4 will happen before you find out which of the 3 to do. probably not the hamels one. but probably most important thing considering you aren’t using billy is where you are at in steals.

  145. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey nice post as always.

    Worth picking up Shaw after Allen’s night or no? Thanks!

    • Simply Fred

      Fred Barker says:
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      @Jaymz: Grey picked up Shaw in ‘Perts.

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