I went over some September call-ups primer yesterday.  It was written pretty smoothly.  Meaning:  I took a laxative and crapped out a post.  I’m a modest man of modest means.  What can I say?  Everyone wants Yoan Moncada all over their fantasy shizz.  Some of y’all got Tom Murphy on the brain.  Others of you are wondering about Jose De Leon and how his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-uncle’s quest for the Fountain of Youth was shorter than the time it took the Dodgers to call Jose up.  None of you are interested in Byron Buxton.  Been there, eff that.  I hear you, prematurely balding internet friend.  He’s all served us a steak that later turned out to be tofu that left us scrubbing our tongues with our fingernails.  All the way back in March, Buxton was still considered a sure-fire, can’t miss prospect.  I think he still is.  Not everyone takes the path of least resistance.  For unstints, I saw a video of a McNugget on Twitter that showed much resistance.  Yesterday, Buxton went 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and I would grab him in all leagues looking for A) Spark. B) Speed. C) No C.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  I called him a hot schmotato earlier this week, this afternoon I say he’s a Buy, next week, Plouffe returns to the French onomatopoeia word for the splash sound poop makes when it hits toilet water.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 2 ER, 13 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  He tied owners to the WHIPping post while shouting, “Your safety word does you no good here!”  Wow, Ervin is aggressive.

Tim Anderson – Left the game with a bruised calf.  Hope his calf veals better.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.05.  2014:  3.32 ERA; 2015:  3.36 ERA; 2016: needs a few more blowups to touch down in his 3.30 airstrip.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4 and his 34th homer, hitting .215.  He’s been downright donkey-ish this year.  I will call him Honkey Donkey.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Someone commented yesterday how if Abreu gets to 25 homers by the end of the year, a lot will be forgiven.  It’s true.  Bad, circuitous route to get there, but at the end of the season it just matters if a guy gets there.

Fernando Salas – Was traded Wednesday night, apparently after I started watching Mr. Robot, or I would’ve made note of it already.  J.C. Ramirez should be the first in line to get saves.  His name is not short for Jesus Christ SAGNOFstar.  It’s not even, Jimmy “I was Jesus’ Brother” Christ SAGNOFmediocrity.  Deolis Guerra could even see some saves, who is more like Delottery Ticket.

Yan Gomes – Ready for games at Double-A Akron.  Or as I like to call it, Aakron.

Yasiel Puig – Expected back this weekend.  Wow, someone actually was able to get through to Dodgers’ brass and explain their rosters expanded.  Amazing.

Zack GreinkeDiamondbacks will not consider a Greinke trade.  Of course not!  If we’ve learned nothing else from this Diamondbacks’ management, they will not backpedal off of mistakes, they will only throttle forward.  Can’t wait for the offseason trade of Goldy for Kyle Hendricks.

Marcell Ozuna – Still out due to his sore wrist.  Games he missed, Ozuna owners are pissed, wanna make Ozuna hist, lighten the mood with commercials from Sierra Mist.  Boi!

Justin Bour – Could return from the DL sometime next week.  I’m not gonna run out and grab Bour, not simply because gerunding him is Bour’ing.

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  Let’s just say if there was more than four games yesterday, I wouldn’t even be talking about Joe Urethra*.  *Getting ready for when Trump takes over and outlaws Hispanic names.  Lo siento mi Latino hermanos and cinco hermanas!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (18) and double legs (7, 8), and now has three homers in three straight games since he started batting in the cleanup slot.  Elias Sports Bureau said Yelich now has more home runs than pubic hair.

Yoenis Cespedes – 0-for-1 as he pinch hit, since he’s still not 100% and resting his quad injury.  He’s having a hard time pinpointing the injury.  The Human Cespedes says the offending quad is likely somewhere between leg 87 and 93.

Neil Walker – Confirmed he will have back surgery.  The doctor has already placed tennis balls on the bottom of Walker’s feet.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, and 5th homer in his last seven games.  Damn, I haven’t seen someone this hot since a June I spent with Ty Wigginton.

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  He’s gonna finish with a 3.30+ ERA and next March people are going to look at that and be like, “Damn, I thought he was an ace.”  Then those same people in April are going to be like, “Damn, I thought he already had Tommy John surgery.”

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .251.  It’s funny (not funny) how teams go out and get a big bat, or what they perceive to be a big bat, rather than just playing someone like Michael Conforto (1-for-3).  I know, I know, Bruce has been better than Conforto this year, but for the months of August and September there’s no saying Conforto wouldn’t have been as good.

John Lackey – Expected back on Sunday.  Lackey’s backy, where’s my Doritos?  I need a snacky.  I have my head buried in a Rhyming Dictionary today, huh?

Mike Montgomery – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.09.  The Giants Pyle’d it on Montgomery, and he couldn’t even get to the Fife’th inning.  Not okie-dokie with me, more like Opie-dopey.

Jeff Samardzija – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.06.  Samardzija the only muthaeffer to go to the NL and do the same zija, different day.  Walking around like your feces smells like Reese’s Pieces.  It doesn’t, Samardzija!  It does not.

Hunter Pence – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  The wind was blowing out in Wrigley which is not to take anything away from his homer.  It’s actually to say how more difficult it was for The Gangly Manbird because he had to stop himself from inadvertently flapping off the ground.

Hector Sanchez – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  That would’ve made a nice batty call.  It also would’ve proven you are a witch, because Hector Sanchez’s own family wouldn’t own him for fantasy.

Wil Myers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Huh?  I thought this guy retired after the All-Star break.  Interesting.

Mallex Smith – Oh, joy, he begins rehab.  Hopefully he doesn’t have dyslexia and binges Joy Behar.  Bee tee dubya, could they make dyslexia harder to spell?  Don’t these people have enough to worry about?

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .289.  He’s got an outside chance at 85 RBIs, and is 15th in the majors for RBIs in the 2nd half, which, considering he was 131st in the 1st half, is a huge improvement.  Braves overall have been hitting better, which is either a product of Freeman or Freeman is a product of that.  You say chicken, I say egg, let’s call the whole thing off.

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Since I’ve mentioned him 27 times this week, you’d likely infer he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but, when you infer, you’re just short of inferior.  Grey’s making idioms!

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Fun fact!  Ender got his name because he was a breech birth.

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  I’ve never seen the Stream-o-Nator even halfway interested in Faultywirewitz, but yesterday it had a semi.  Not sure what a semi is in robot world.  Maybe like when you try to stack magnetic lug nuts and they tilt slightly over.

Mike Trout – Was in a car accident Wednesday night, but walked away from it fine.  He then apologized to the other driver, saying he wished he could run around the world a few times to turn back time to avoid the accident, but the Angels put a clause in his contract forbidding it.

  1. Muskysmell says:
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    Abreu’s hot streak literally coincided to the exact day I finally decided benching him after being so bad all year. And since I’m running away with my league anyways, I’m not reinserting in my lineup out of principle. May he rot on my bench. Asshole!

    (Yea that’ll teach him!)

    • William Hung says:
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      @Muskysmell: I’m playing the team that has both Abreu and Yelich – yep that’s a loss unless Rizzo remembers he’s a top 3 1B this weekend

  2. Noam says:
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    Grey! Any love for Luis Cessa or Chad Green in a weekly next week (both vTOR vTB)?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Noam: No love, TB owns the Bombers this year and Toronto is well, Toronto..They hit the shizz outta da ball..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Wouldn’t touch either

  3. Scott says:
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    I lost cole & phelps. As crazy as it sounds I want to add nova since he has pitched well and has a good schedule. Who do I cut out of hosmer (added cron), realmuto, or kinzler, or ottavino. I am first in saves and these are my 4 and 5 closers. Can play them all. Thanks. Gausman and bundy are available but their schedule is brutal. I can’t afford anymore hits to my era. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Realmuto is my second catcher. I only have 2 because I wanted to have 2 for the final months so I don’t miss games at catcher since I am in a close race for r and hr. Realmuto isn’t going to hit hr but he does have a good obp and that is a stat too. Thanks

      • Hugman says:
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        @Scott: My two cents: drop Vino. Not crazy at all.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Why is adding Nova crazy? Drop Ottavino.

      • The Hack says:
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        @Cram It: right?! I used to drive a nova in high school and that car was rad

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Hack: I’ve heard of those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: 1 catcher league? I’d lose Realmuto

  4. Scott says:
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    I also was thinking of adding puig since I couud use another OF. Bradley hasn’t been htting until yesterday. Would you drop hosmer for puig if I added cron? Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Scott: Don’t drop Hosmer.

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Marvelous write-up my dear, simply marvelous!

    a. On the Ender blurb, haha! He came out ass first, get it?, given that he’s an Ender!

    b. In a 12-team, RCL (ESPN 5X5 roto)

    1. Start 3 OFs

    Fowler at home vs. SF (Suarez)
    JBJ @OAK (Triggs)
    Duvall at home vs. STL (Reyes)
    Cutch at home vs. MIL (Guerra)
    Sano at home vs. CHX (Rodon)
    KBroxton @PIT (Taillon)

    2. Start any of the following SPs tonight (am 1 game over pace for 180 GP). Am first in Ks (1199, 47 more Ks than second place), tied for 1st in Ws (83, 3 more than 3rd place), 2nd in ERA and WHIP (3.384 and 1.159).

    Lester at home vs. SF (Suarez)
    Duffy at home vs. DET (Sanchez, Anniebelle)
    Bundy at home vs. NYY (Green)

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 2 – 4)

    Matthew Shaw: This is Matthew. Leave me a message, and I’ll get back to you.
    Abby Lexington: Matthew, it’s Abby Lexington. We went out a few times, remember? I had a great time, and I thought you did, too, but then I never heard back from you, so I thought I’d remedy that. Anyway, I don’t want to leave all of this on your machine, so I’ll try your cell.
    Matthew Shaw: Abby, enough. Abby, hey. How’ve you been?
    Abby Lexington: Hey. I’m great. Not as busy as you, I guess.
    Matthew Shaw: Yeah, sorry. Uh I was gonna call you as soon as I got out of the pool.
    Abby Lexington: Really? Really.
    Matthew Shaw:Um But look, we should talk. Talk? It isn’t bad.
    Abby Lexington: Hello?
    Matthew Shaw: Help! What are you doing?
    Abby Lexington: Oh, my God. What’s happening? Oh, my God. Matthew!
    Abby Lexington (to the 911 operator): Hi. Um, I need to report an attack! I don’t know how many people there could be. But he was just screaming so loud. Um, he was calling me from 21 Ulster Avenue in-in Coral Gables. His name is Matthew Shaw. Please hurry.
    Horatio: There’s a blood trail.
    Wolfe: Easy, easy, easy, easy H, what is this? Some kind of meat? Looks like cut steak.
    Horatio: It could be bait.
    Wolfe: Whoa! Ooh. Nice shot.
    Horatio: Welcome (cue the queue of sunglasses) to South Florida.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Hehe 1. Fowler at home vs. SF (Suarez)
      JBJ @OAK (Triggs)
      Cutch at home vs. MIL (Guerra)

      2. Lester at home vs. SF (Suarez)
      Duffy at home vs. DET (Sanchez, Anniebelle)

      C. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Thanks, I’m pretty sure Horatio shot a gator when he said ‘Welcome to South Florida’. You?

        b. Too bad Mr. Roarke couldn’t shoot something while he said ‘Welcome, to Fantasy Island!’

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Two B. I know!

  6. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    does anybody know much about plantar faciitis with pujols here, i thought this was something he had in the other foot? is it like syphillis where it’s in any part of the body and can show symptoms in different spots, since i know it’s not like a fungus that can just move from foot to foot. i guess it’s most closely compared to arthritis if it can just move from body part to body part.

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope:

      Dealt with it on and off for years. Feels like the arch of your foot is tearing when you walk/run. Just one of many ailments I deal with after running competitively for 6 years.

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @bossmanjunior333:

        I also have a torn rotator cuff if you want to hear about that too!!

        • Count de Monetball says:
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          Please go on… ***looks at bossmanjunior with dreamy eyes and batting eye-lashes***; just kidding, I appreciated the insider’s explanation on Pujol’s injury, thanks (and sorry to hear that)!

  7. Conktown Tinker says:
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    Looking to add an auxiliary bat for the H2H playoffs….

    Kepler, Kendrys, Puig (or Buxton)….

    Oh, and available arms for the upcoming weeks:

    Tillman, Zimmerman, Smyly (or J.Gray)…

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    Rupp or Leon for catcher?

  9. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Would you drop Judge for Buxton?

  10. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Who do I sit…obp h2h

    Franco v De la Cruz (1-6 HR K)
    Myers @ Urias (n/a)
    Sano v Rodon (1-6 HR 3BB 2K)
    Pollock @ De la Rosa (4-20 BB 6K)

    Leaning Franco…

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    He Starts the Puig questions! Anything good he does in his first few games back might be all we see. He could throw another hissy fit and get dismissed again. I know your answer already I think. He could contribute in a large way. Having been sent down and almost given away by the top brass he seems to have his head screwed on in the right direction. Tearing it up for the past month. That being said I can’t see the Dodgers sitting him if he hits. And hit he may. I think he could put up big numbers and warrants an add in all formats. Are you jumping on the Puig bandwagon or standing for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beasts Blasts: I take that back, I just added him for s’s and g’s

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    I’ve kept Freddie despite all the razzing about his ribbies, so I hope he keeps it going. Does Ender have a sister named Header? RE: Byron Buxton, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me after that, fack Buxton, but I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of him from Razzball writers. I rather grab the breech birth guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jb: Haha

  13. Chris says:
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    H2H points league:

    Pick a crappy starter for today:

    Andrew Triggs vs. Bos (Price) – SON (-8.5)
    Clayton Richard vs. LAD (Urias) – SON (-11.2)
    AJ Cole vs. NYM (Syndergaard) – SON (-4.7)

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Chris:
      Was asking about the same , also add :
      Andrew Cashner @ Clev
      AJ Griffin home vs Hou

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with Cram

  14. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Do we have a glossary term for when you bench a player that you would normally start and he sucks on your bench, leaving you feeling terrific about your decision..Like the other night I benched King Felix and he was lit up in Texas..

  15. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up! You mentioned yesterday to someone that you wouldn’t start Guerra today at Pittsburgh. Was that because you never like a guy’s first start off the DL if he’s coming back from an arm injury or you don’t like that particular matchup? Wondering whether to leave him on DL today or to drop him outright since he’ll block me from making any moves when they take him off the DL.

    Also, in a 10-team league I’m in, Salazar is sitting on the wire. Which seemed insane mid year, but here we are. He showed signs last time out, no? Or is K-Zar too risky down the stretch as far as blowing up ratios?

    Finally, is Sanchez your top choice at Catcher rest of this year? Was loving these last weeks of finally having a set-it-and-forget-it guy at Catcher.

    Thanks as always for your insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: Risky having a pitcher come off DL right into your lineup… I’d grab Salazar and see what happens… Is Sanchez my top catcher? Against who? Everyone?

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Haha, yeah, everyone. Just wondering if he’s usurped Grandal as the waiver-wire catcher all other catchers are measured against ROS? Guys like Ramos and Castillo look exhausted, but Sanchez seems primed for another five homers down the stretch, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t put too much thought into catchers… Find one, roll with him… I’ve got Grandal, he seems fine, Sanchez has been hotter recently, obviously

  16. JoeG414 says:
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    Need to cut one for a streamer spot. 6×6 Daily Roto.
    Ozuna -hurt
    Conforto – playing time
    Soler – playing time
    C.Gomez

  17. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,

    10team h2h cats

    in a heated battle for ERA, WHIP….start Rodon @Min?

    as always, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: I wouldn’t

  18. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Keon Broxton is looking mighty interesting . . . proration alert, but his HR and SB stats look really unique when you extrapolate over a full season of games. Other sites have compared him to Khris Davis or Chris Carter but with a floor of 20 SB. Average aside, that seems pretty attractive! You think he can do something that (20+ HR 25-30+ SB) next year, or will be next year’s Delino Deshields Jr (RIP)?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Oof, that’s a good truthbomb (though Broxton has a lovely BB rate). Seems like a very fair floor though.

        I’ve been looking at him as less of a keeper and more of a “make sure to go get him at end of 2017 draft if not overhyped” sort of guy. I have him for $5 in 2017, but don’t think he’d beat out my $5 Schoop or $6 Khris for that final keeper spot.

        Happy Moncada Day!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Definitely worth a flyer at the end of drafts next year. I don’t like pro-rating stats on such a small sample size.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: He’s a hot JAG with some intruging skills. Since his 2 homer game a few weeks back it’s been a non-stop string of 0-fers. He’s hitting .077 since his hot streak came to end. I think he’s a streamer/batty call, you hold when he gets hot.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks! I traded Soo Kim for him in my keeper league where I can gain the most points this season from SB (about 5 points for the taking if I can jump on a 6 or 7 SB gap). Between Broxton and my reserve round darling Lord Moncada (replacing Kim and Judge) I’m hoping that will do the trick!

            Looking forward to trying to snag Brox in reserve round or for $1 next year…

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: The short version is that Brox’s exit velocity was THE best, and is still top 3 or 4 in the MLB….meaning that he knocks the crap out of the ball when he actually touches it in a way that can’t be faked by a hot streak…the K-rate and low contact rate being the things holding him back.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Meh, exit velocity. I don’t know how much that translates to being a good hitter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If he makes contact, it’s a good thing, making contact is the issue

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              @Cram It: definitely not end all be all list, but I think I would be jumping on him if he shows bona fide contact rate improvements next year

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @Cram It: I think Cameron Rupp is in the top 5 too. It’s too dialed down for my taste. I think LD% is more important. Also not striking out at a 40% clip

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Seems like that funnily enough is the sort of Chris Carter rule of thumb…when he starts hitting HRs, pick him up, then drop him before his 0-for-40 w/ 50% Ks…

        • Grey

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          Exactly…To get to 30% Ks, he’s gotta make up for the times he’s not K’ing

  19. Dr.Evil says:
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    Is it time to cut Ian Desmond lose and pickup another OF? Already have replaced him at SS and wondering if you think there is anything left for the playoffs or if he already blew his load in the first half?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dr.Evil: As he’s been saying all year, Desmond is not as good as his first half. Might be better off with a hot bat for the playoff, but as always, depends who you’re dropping him for.

  20. J says:
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    Hey grey
    I’ve got Benintendi on the DL. Thinking of swapping him for Aledmys Diaz and hoping he returns soon. Currently starting Nunez. Didi also available.

    Also, who do you take for the stretch, Belt or Ender?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Sure, try Diaz… Ender

  21. FKA Ralph says:
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    Just going to gloat for a minute. Yesterday I added Plouffe, Adonis, and Asdrubal. What a day for batty calls!

    I’m threatening to take the top spot for the regular season in that H2H league, and look virtually certain to get a bye. So tight though!

    2nd 6.5 GB (me right now. every week is 12 categories and I look good to win 11-1 right now — playing the last place team)
    3rd 8 GB
    4th 9 GB
    5th 10 GB
    6th 12.5 GB

    Gotta love a competitive league like that.

    Make America Finnegan!

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Grey: guess who I dropped to add Asdrubal! Fernando Rodney!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, could be either way, Ramos was annoying me in the 8th

          • FKA Ralph says:
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            @Grey: total, but was fun to get a PH HR off the guy I dropped. Saved two ER from my ERA and got me the HR and RBIs. I don’t have any other closers on that team, so Rodney wasn’t helping me.

            • Grey

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              Makes sense

  22. dem ribbies says:
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    Morning Grey!

    My opponent has 2 QS, 37 K’s, over 39.2 IP w/ 4.99 ERA and 1.513 Whip
    I’ve got 3 QS, 27 K’s, over 28.1 IP w/ 2.57 ERA and 1.000 Whip

    so I’m marginally ahead in QS, down by 10 K and have a pretty good shot at the ratios. We’ve both made all the moves we can make this week so I don’t have to worry about streamers.

    Given the context above. Would you sit any of my starters to preserve ratios, or just roll them all out there to chase K’s and QS given that I’ve got a little buffer in the ratios? Normally I think I’d sit Bundy here but wondering if his 5-6 K’s could take the category..

    Mine – rest of way

    – Hellickson v ATL
    – Bundy v NYA
    – Carrasco v MIA
    – Urias v SD
    – Lester v SF
    – Lackey v SF
    – Shoemaker @SEA
    – Salazar v MIA

    Theirs – rest of way

    – Syndergaard v WAS
    – Taillon v MIL
    – Cobb v TOR
    – Rodon @MIN
    – Snell v TOR
    – Gausman v NYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dem ribbies: I’d sit Bundy and maybe Lackey depending on matchup on Sunday

  23. dem ribbies says:
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    Dahl v RRay @Coors – Dahl hasn’t faced Ray yet, but they’re @Coors and he’s white hot, and fellow LHB Chuck Nazty has hit him for .643 over 14 AB w/ 1 HR

    or

    C.Davis v CGreen @BAL – .667 vs him w/ 2 RBI in 3 AB, super SSS, also not sure which version of Davis we get today.

    I could use power and speed equally. Who would you go w/?

  24. Beasts Blasts says:
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    I’m at the crossroads with Desmond also as a previous owners states. He is my only SS option so I need to replace him only if there’s a better one out there. Here are my 5 best choices. Didi. Asdrubal. Castro. Andrus. Semien. Looking for little of everything. Little pop.avg and little legs. I’ve gotten a great season from Desmond to date but will make a change for final month only if one of these warrants the change. Please give me your opinion and top to guys if you feel it’s worth it. Thanks Grey

    • Cram It says:
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      @Beasts Blasts: I’d probably hold. None of these guys are going to save you at SS as a replacement. Asdrubal is the only one hitting right now, so you could try that, but that probably won’t last much longer. Any one of those other guys COULD get hot, so it’s a crapshoot. Actually, now that I’ve done the research for you, Castro has been hitting well lately.

  25. AceMan says:
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    Pick up Buxton as a bench hitter/fill in? Would drop Bregman for him. Can keep either in Round 14 next year and one round less each year after. Thanks!

  26. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose Rajai for Ender ?

  27. Tweak says:
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    In Buxton’s defense, I’ve read recently that the Twins have been screwing with his swing to try to turn him into a singles hitter for leadoff purposes. Sounds like a systemic problem with the Twins’ development programs. Maybe if they just let him play the way that works for him, he could already be successful. I have hopes for the guy, especially if he can be moved to a team that won’t try to ruin him (St. Louis would look very nice for his skill set).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tweak: They need to change that whole organization

  28. Count de Monetball says:
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    Amazing write-up for a day featuring 4 games. Things that made me hurt when I laughed (due to some late-night debauchery, premature balding man has pounding headache in mom’s basement and my four kids by six different mom’s that won’t let me sleep in):
    Santana’s safety word, oh crap that was funny
    Anderson’s calf veals better
    Cespedes’s quad injury, damn that really hurt it was so funny
    Walker’s tennis balls
    Montgomery’s Andy Griffith notes
    Ender Breech
    magnetic lug nuts
    Trout – super man reference

    Either you got ahold of some wacky tabacky, I’m incredibly hung over (or still intoximicated), or you simply dropped a weeks worth of geniousness came out in a single day.

    Thank you Grey!!! Totally a Koala Tea write-up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Count de Monetball: Thanks! I’m not familiar with Koala Tea, but just Googled it, looks like fun, and very Asian

  29. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    Whats going on Grey? Who do you think will have a bigger fantasy impact for the playoff run Moncado or Buxton?

      • My Thread Count Is High says:
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        @Grey: That’s who I had grabbed, dont have room for both…appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Don Majikowski says:
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    ROS Please pick top 3 to roll with

    Moncada, Buxton, Jankowski, Andrus, Peraza, Maybin

  31. Scott says:
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    Start Granderson (L) vs. AJ Cole (R) at home
    or
    Hernan Perez (R) vs. Taillon (R) @Pit

  32. Jonathan A says:
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    Dickey at Tampa or E ROD at OAK on Sunday. Stream both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  33. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Gurriel or Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  34. Scott says:
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    Rounding out my 5 OF:
    Hernan Perez
    Leonys Martin
    Aaron Altherr
    + Bench Bat
    Travis Jankowski

    Home Runs not a factor thanks to F5
    Drop any of the aforementioned for
    Alex Gordon
    Michael Saunders
    Curtis Granderson
    Keon Broxton
    Scott Schebler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Martin, Altherr, Jank… Saunders, Schebler, Gordon… Unless you need steals, then Jank over Gordon

  35. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Logically I know I shouldn’t have 2 catchers, but logic doesn’t always win. Logic just sounds like everyone else in the world, and you end up with a headache after listening to just a few words of logic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, still hating on Logic

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I don’t know what you mean, ha.

        Speaking of logic, think I need some because I’m seriously in the process of trying to move to Nashville for work. Do I have to buy a guitar to get in?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And shitkickers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Btw, sounds better than Pittsburgh to me but I don’t either place

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Pittsburgh has rivers and bridges. Nashville does sound good though. Have to trade my sneakers in for them boots.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yinzers for yokels

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I’m imagining very similar people to be honest.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, prolly… It’s the homogeneousness of America

  36. ScreechOwl says:
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    I’m starting to think that Tyson Ross is done for good.

    I really hate to cut ties with a Padre, but I feel as though I have no other choice, especially with all the expanded rosters messing with my players’ DL and NA eligibility.

    • knucks says:
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      @ScreechOwl: Daddy wasn’t there. To take you to the fair. Cut that Friar.

      I nearly traded Cueto for Tyson as part of a deal the day after the draft. Yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been done

  37. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Loved the tennis balls bit. I need to drop somebody to activate Puig. Would you drop Judge or Belt for him? Or is Puig the drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  38. JoeG414 says:
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    I think I’m forced to cut Soler/Conforto today for a Batty Call ( Belt is not starting , Soler not starting , Lamb vs a lefty and don’t think Conforto plays tonight ) need every offense stat I can get right now. 6×6 roto
    So cut Soler or Conforto ?,
    And pickup :
    Kim – home vs Green Yanks
    Drury vs DeLaRosa in COL.
    Dae Ho Lee vs Obenholtzer
    T.Saladino vs Gibson
    Dyson vs Sanchez Det
    J.Marte vs Mirands Sea
    I think I like Drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler… Drury

  39. SwaggerJackers says:
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    I like that one-two punch of Yelich and Neil Walker commentary. Funny stuff Grey. You still got it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  40. joe is a popular name says:
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    what do you think is up with rodney/ramos. i have both, i can’t keep both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Ramos the other day

  41. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Please rank the following:

    Taillon vs. Mil (Guerra) 24.5
    Urias vs. SD (Richard) 23.8
    Gausman vs. NYY (Sabathia) 13
    Roark @ NYM (Griselman) 2.7

    Man this place really clears out once the fantasy football heathens start doing their thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz got the win the day I dropped him for Grimm! I agree with SON

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Man, why you gotta bring up old shit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I noticed that and shook my head at myself because Feliz went full Kimbrel and struck out the side and didn’t allow a a baserunner.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Feliz has a top 5 K/9 in the majors this year

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Similarly unsimilar… Deolis Guerra has the 3rd best BB/9 in MLB this year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How many times has Deolis been used in front of JC? Not being sarcastic, legit asking

                • knucks says:
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                  @knucks: Its been JC in the 8th since Salas took over as closer. Likely not even worth going back into box scores to look up regarding your Q haha.

                  I def agree that JC gets the first save opp. But we are dealing with the Sociopath himself here. Also, I rode a Burgos scoop straight into the ground a week or two back. Wouldn’t be surprised with the same result. SAGNOF 4 Life!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Across my belly, SAGNOF 4 Live! Which the tattoo artist misspelled, goddamn it

                  • knucks says:
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                    @knucks: TT across my knuckles… “Sin” and “Bad”.

                    Because my cellmates and I agreed. Homie was a thug!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  42. Raoul Duke says:
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    Who would you rather roll with the rest of the week, Moncada or Mazara?

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Raoul Duke:

      Mazara vs

      9-2 Fister
      9-3 Keuchel
      9-4 Musgrove

      Moncada vs

      9-2 Triggs
      9-3 TBA
      9-4 Graveman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is everything

  43. dem ribbies says:
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    C.Davis v CGreen @BAL
    or
    Harper v Thor @NYM

    Is this a “you don’t bench Harper vs any RHP, kind of thing?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  44. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

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