Marcell Ozuna went 0-for-4 yesterday after being recalled on Saturday.  OZUNA glad to be back in Miami.  OZUNA miss friends, weather and vomiting unicorn statue in center field.  OZUNA promise to hit more powerful home runs.  OZUNA fix holes in swing.  If need be, OZUNA use cricket bat with flat barrel.  OZUNA not sure it called barrel.   OZUNA would call paddle.  OZUNA hit well in minors, .317 with five home runs in 33 games.  OZUNA thought gone longer than 33 games.  OZUNA mind like Plato’s cave.  OZUNA get confused about linear time.  OZUNA think Matrix is documentary.  OZUNA take red pill.  OZUNA was offered two red pills as his “eye-opener to alternate reality” was “out of blue pills.”  OZUNA see pitch in slow motion in 360 degrees.  OZUNA say whoa.  OZUNA thank you for your time.  So, Ozuna’s back and worth a pick up.  No, I have no idea what he’s capable of in the final six weeks, other than maybe some power.  It’s an upside flyer that’s worth taking in every league.  Like blue pill?  Yes, OZUNA.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Christian Yelich – Hit the DL with a knee contusion.  He just needs to take some Robitusion.

Adam Wainwright – Nearing mound work.  Don’t they have a grounds crew for that?

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers.  Guess home runs he now has.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *taps finger, sees toothpick-constructed Twin Towers in hamster cage, pokes hamster with spare toothpick to ‘Man on Wire’ its way across toothpick Twin Towers, hamster won’t budge*  He only has 11 homers!  Crazy, right?  I know he hasn’t shown much power, and I even own him in one league, but I thought he had at least 15 homers.  C’est le meh.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  When will the next come?  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 1 ER (4 unearned run for the box scare), 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  Honestly, I own C-Mart in a league too deep to not start him, and I kinda hope the Cardinals shut him down before shizz goes too pear-shaped.

Masahiro Tanaka – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.56.  It feels like there’s two schools of thought out there for Tanaka.  One school is on the same page as me with Tanaka, they understand he has a torn elbow tendon and is not to be trusted.  Then there’s a school of Masahiro, which is similar to Montessori, where all warning signs are ignored and the kids can learn at their own pace.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Everything you get from Ellsbury now is icing, because if you drafted Ellsbury, you’re likely drowning your sorrows with cake.

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the 1927 Blue Jays in Toronto.  Line vs. actual performance were pretty far apart for yesterday’s game.  He looked dirty, filthy, adjective.  Blue Jays manager said, “That’s as good an arm as I’ve seen all year,” regarding Severino.  He made one mistake to Bautista, when he should’ve been out of the inning if it wasn’t for Beltran trying to catch a fly ball while switching from his reading glasses to his regular ones.  Not convinced Severino won’t be without his iffy moments due to his inexperience, but on pure stuff, I was impressed.

Drew Hutchison – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.06, but has been a clear-cut homeschooler this year with an ERA in Toronto at 2.57.  You’re likely thinking to yourself how high is Cousin Fastpitch’s away ERA if his home ERA is that low?  It’s kinda comical it’s so bad.  In 51 away innings, he’s given up 51 earned runs.  Ouchison.

Felix Hernandez – 2 1/3 IP, 10 ER.  Wow.  I was planning on telling everyone to avoid F-Her next year, but I was kinda hoping he would’ve been overrated when I did it.  Hayzeus Cristo, the Red Sox scored all of their runs for the season on Saturday.  If the Red Sox would’ve scored 22 runs a game this year, they still would’ve lost sixty games.

Robinson Cano – 5-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .274.  Next year, Sano or Cano?  Who gets drafted first?  Real question.

Franklin Gutierrez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers.  Happy Days are here again for The Big FraGu!  For a cameo appearance, at least.

Carson Smith – 2 IP, 2 ER and his 3rd blown save, ERA at 2.92.  There’s something about Smith failing that feels much worse than Fernando Rodney because by Smith failing it indirectly makes Lloyd Christmas McClendon look correct.

Hanley Ramirez – Will remain out of the lineup until at least Tuesday, which is awesome because he was supposed to return last Tuesday and now has sit in my weekly lineup for a week having done nothing, and seems poised to do the same again this week.  Lowercase yay!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-5, 1 run and two homers on Saturday, because, as previously mentioned on the aforementioned tip, the Red Sox scored boku runs on Saturday.  JBJ went 5-for-6, 5 runs, 7 RBIs on Saturday.  He didn’t even have time to walk!  He hit one homer off F-Her and then one off of a Mariners’ catcher, Sucre.  Sweet!  On Saturday, JBJ did everything but adequately fill-in for an assassinated JFK.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He passed Bumgarner for about two hours then Bum hit his 4th homer later on Sunday.  This is becoming a bigger deal than McGwire vs. Sosa vs. Maris.

Rusney Castillo – 2-for-6 and his 4th homer, and, of course, he homered on Saturday too, because everyone did on the Sawx, even The Bleb.  It’s hard to tell who is hot when everyone hits, but Rusney seems to be hot beyond the Saturday shellacking.

Sonny Gray – Cleared to start on Monday.  Hey, that’s today.  What a coinkadink!

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  You know what he’s doing right?  He’s doing just enough so next year people are like, “Grey, your mustache is my Sistine Chapel, but what do you think about Lawrie to finally breakout?”  I wouldn’t count on Lawrie to breakout even after rubbing his face with greasy fingers and eating chocolate.

Kendall Graveman – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Fair to say Graveman was buried.

Chris Bassitt – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  This was a tougher matchup than his previous ones, coming in Camden Yards where they measure homers in feet.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, but I have to disagree, I’d start Bassitt in every league for his next one.

Chris Davis – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and two homers on Saturday (33, 34).  I traded Jeurys to Sky for Davis about two months ago.  In 231 ABs on my team, Davis has 22 homers and hitting .294.  *blows on knuckles, rubs knuckles on shirt, realizes I had ink on my knuckles*  Dammit, this was my good hypercolor shirt!

Gerardo Parra – 5-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in two days.  Yesterday, the O’s exploded for massive runs like the entire team took in a Mexican buffet.  Parra looks like he’s coming out of his early funk after being traded to Baltimore and I’d look at owning him again if someone dropped him.

Adam Jones – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer.  Eight more and I’d be over the moon like the gaffer on the soundstage where Neil Armstrong touched down.

Caleb Joseph – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .255.  I won’t point out how you would’ve been better off with Joseph than Wieters.  I’ll only point it out while saying I won’t point it out.

Matt Shoemaker – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER and sent to Triple-A.  In case one of his owners fell into a coma from watching his continuous drubbings, please, do everyone a favor, and pull the plug for them and drop Shoemaker from their team.

Hector Santiago – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.86 vs. Yordano Ventura 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.82.  Two guys whose season ERAs should be exactly opposite.  But should is such a bossy word.  Then again, so is Yordano.

Aramis Ramirez – 4-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer on Saturday.  Heyward has less homers than Aramis?  That stinks!  Every definition of Aramis applies.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, that was his third homer in the last week, and he’s only owned in 51% of ESPN leagues.  Technically, owned in too many leagues for a hot schmotato, but Technics are for Kool DJ Red Alert.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .270.  He only has 31 games played this year. so he could’ve hit 25 homers if he stayed healthy.  Tell that to your fantasy league commissioner on why you insist on an asterisk on the league champion’s virtual trophy.

Chase Utley – Didn’t start yesterday, but had a home run on Saturday, after a four-hit night on Friday.  “So, you’re saying I have a chance of getting off of the Phils?  Just tell me what I have to do,” said Utley with the determination of Harrison Ford in Air Force One.

Taylor Jungmann – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.23.  J.B. got married this past weekend, and he had three groomsmen, a best man and a Jungmann.  I think we know how he’d rank them.  I would use the Stream-o-Nator for Jungmann, and it hates his next, so I wouldn’t be afraid of dropping him.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 21st homer, a grand salami, which in the shtetl is also called a Hebrew Hammer, which is also Braun’s nickname.  Coincidence?  I don’t know.

Patrick Corbin – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Don’t think it’s going to be completely clear sailing, but I do think he’s worth the occasional choppy ocean like Jackie Chan in a kayak.

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Wow, I can’t believe I got away with that Double Down without dying a slow death or diabetes.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, and now looks to be hot schmotato’ing after getting two hits the last three days.  I mentioned this on Friday after saying to drop Maybin.  Sometimes guys get hot and dropping becomes picking upping (totally a phrase!).

Shelby Miller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 2.43.  I’m pretty sure The Regression Fairies would’ve did a ronde jambe all over my ratios if I had a starter give up four walks.  Sometimes you get Regression Fairies’ horns, sometimes you get this bull.

Drew Smyly – 4 IP, 5 ER as he returned from the DL.  Wipe that Smyly off your face!  I’d own Smyly in many deeper leagues, but I would not start him against anyone, until I saw a decent outing.  In shallow leagues, I’d use The Emoticon as a streamer.

Chris Archer – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 2.93.  Okay, but you know what his ERA would be if you cherrypicked out this start?

Ryan Strausborger – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Brilliant idea alert!  We should do a league next year where you draft names.  For instance, you draft Jordan Zimmermann and you get him and Ryan Zimmerman.  You draft Ryan Braun and you also get Ryan Braun, the middle reliever.  You draft Strasburg and you also get Strausborger.  Draft a Beltre?  Get both Engel and Adrian!  Someone make this happen.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Ha, he has the same amount of homers as Heyward!  Oofa!  More like Adrain.  Amiright?

Derek Holland – Expects to start on Wednesday for the Rangers.  Here’s a real short breakdown of my feelings on this:  I wouldn’t own him if he were healthy all year.  Shorter:  don’t own.  Shortest:  Altuve.

Chris Rusin – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  The game came in Coors.  Wow!  It came against the Padres.  Lowercase wow.  I sure is glad I streamed me some Padres hitters this weekend!  I have no idea why I’m talking like Morgan Freeman in Driving Miss Daisy, I blame the Padres for that too.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer.  That was all the offense Rusin needed.  Seriously, way to show up Padres hitters!

Denard Span – Will begin a rehab assignment.  If he can ward off his back pain, he could be back on the field for the Nats within a week, which would cause issues for Michael Taylor.  Jay subbed for JB on today’s podcast, that’s coming later today, and we discuss Taylor at length (and width, when we’re in that area).

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.98 and pitchslapped Casey Janssen for his 4th homer, as previously mentioned above.  This was a matchup the Giants are hoping for in the playoffs.  Unfortch, the Nats don’t even look like they’re gonna make it that far.  Don’t worry, the 3rd year after they rushed to shutdown Strasburg, which ended up doing no good, is totally their year!

Joe Ross – 4 IP, 4 ER, and 2nd poor start in a row.  “Hey, Fister, clean off from your knuckles to your elbow, we’re gonna need you.”

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks and pitchslapped Anthony DeSclafani (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.72) for his 2nd homer.  You have a long way to go to catch Bumgarner and Bogaerts!  Greinke’s ERA is down to 1.58.  Somewhere, Bob Gibson’s telling someone they should lower the mounds.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 23rd homer.  Ya know, his minor league numbers don’t read like he’s gonna be Chris Carter, but he sure is acting like it.

Jason Kipnis – Should return on Tuesday, which I believe will mean Jose Ramirez (0-for-4) is going to be wearing Reaperpants shortly.  Not short Reaperpants, which are actually Reaperculottes.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Twins.  Before this game, I was like, “Damn, will he strike out 17 or 18 with a 9-inning complete game shutout or a ten-inning CG, due to a lack of offense from the Indians?”  This is why I don’t bet on baseball, except for my Reds bet to win the World Series in January, which now sounds like it’s so crazy it was made by Bernie Sanders’s hair.  The Reds have a better shot of winning a World Series of Poker.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  After he homered on Thursday, I told you he always hits another home run soon thereafter.  Sure, soon thereafter is about as vague as when you write a Facebook status update like, “Damn, I can’t believe that just happened.”  Stop with the cries for attention, just say what happened!

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.11.  Big Magoo wrote a post the other day about his Verlander fantasy and why he should be given another chance.  It was persuasive enough for me to think he should be owned in deeper mixed leagues, and even gambled on in shallower leagues.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, after returning on Friday without a rehab assignment.  That’s like when you aced your calculus exam after sleeping through the entire semester.  Of course, you downloaded the exam off yourteacherusesthesameexameveryyear.com and studied off that.

Tyler Collins – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Looks to be a light schmotato, but also is a platoon guy, so you need to move him in and out of your fantasy lineup.  What a chore!

Lance McCullers – Could rejoin the rotation next weekend after being demoted a few weeks ago.  Since he was demoted, he hasn’t started in any games, has just thrown on the side.  Yeah, that sounds like a guy I want on my teams.  Hmm, where’s the sarcastic font when I need it?

George Springer – Expected to resume swinging a bat soon.  Bats are one creature that freak me out.  With their beady eyes and webbed– *intern whispers in my ear*  Oh.  Yeah, sounds good for Springer.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (16, 17), hitting .239.  I swear, I yawned while writing this blurb.  Enough said.  Or nuff as they say in texting.

Mike Fiers – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  The Stream-o-Nator has a big ol’ crush on Fiers (maybe it’s a pyromaniac), but I’m not feeling him anymore.  He’s been way too flaky all year like C.J. Wilson’s scalp.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 15 Ks, ERA at 3.32, emerging from the worst stretch of his career (July ERA was 4.19 — even had a 6.39 ERA in August prior to yesterday).  It might be confirmation bias but Sale seems to have more huge games than any other pitcher.  More than Kershaw or Scherzer.  He also seems to get hit more than them, but when he’s locked in, there’s no one quite as nasty.  Maybe that guy sitting next to you on the subway.  He’s pretty nasty.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3 and his 22nd homer.  You know what other first round draft pick has 22 homers that I’ve been waiting to get hot all year?  His name rhymes with Madam Mjones.  Love for Abreu to turn these final weeks inside out and rip off the tag.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I still agree with July Grey that Melky should be owned, but eight homers on the year?  You can’t be cereal, Melky?

Alexei Ramirez – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  You see the White Sox lineup now and you’re like, “How did I ever think they’d be good in March?  Hmm, I should likely answer that question myself since I’m talking to my Ken Griffey Starting Lineup figure.  I hope that girl didn’t just see me talking to myself.  And, yes, she did.  Great.”

Emilio Bonifacio – Designated for assignment.  Emily Goodface’s assignment will be to write a strongly-worded letter to the editor of Woman’s World about the social repercussions of releasing Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, which finds Atticus Finch twenty years after To Kill A Mockingbird and he has become racist and dislikes birds of any type, especially black ones and Latino ones and Asian birds.

 
  1. Noam says:
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    Started Shoemaker in a weekly based on your Two Start Pitcher advice. Watched as he exploded his first start and had to wait the entire week to watch him only fall apart more in his second star. Lost by 10 points in my H2H. Even if he miraculously turns into the next Kershaw I wouldn’t draft him out of spite.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Noam: That’s what you get for messing with a Floozy Twosie. Hope you at least got a nice pair of Oxfords out of the whole ordeal.

    • Mark says:
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      I can do you one better. I started both Shoemaker and the newly appointed to the rotation Joe Ross. I went from having the highest weekly point total for the year to the lowest total for the week.

      • Jeremy says:
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        @Mark:

        I can do you one better. I had Ross, Shoemaker, AND King Felix. I also went from the highest team in the league to the lowest scoring for the week. I would have been better off starting Larry, Moe, & Curley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Wasn’t my advice

    • Slimbo says:
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      In a 8 team keeper league what do I do with yelich? He’s currently riding my bench cause I can’t stash him on dl.

      Currently have Travis Gordan Harrison and Doolittle on the dl,

      who would you drop and who would grab from the wire

      Hammel, Pineda, Quintana, Chen, latos, Tillman

  2. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    yeah i own heyward in at least 3 spots and literally thought my local announcer was pulling the kind of knowledge that claimed arenado was a “relative unknown” about 1.5 months ago when he said heyward got his 10th and 11th homers yesterday. Esp since heyward has been very very good overall for a while now.

    14 team roto with no ratios for hitters, but hits/BB’s/K’s/XBH added. gotta keep tucker for now over ozuna right? wait till he shows something.

    2. same league. no ERA here, but whip, BB’s and K’s. drop peavy for gausman or iglesias? those two certainly have better upside and both have much better K/BB numbers (iglesias has been good all over lately) lately.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: 3. same spot, with holds, grab which of these for holds, n.jones (moved ahead of duke/petricka yesterday)/baez/kela (appears in 7th inning lately though)/freeman/dyson/aaaardsma

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Who’s got a nastier arm than Sale?

    Fister.

  4. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Trevor Bauer or Robbie Ray for the rest of the season? Should I expect the Indians to shut down Bauer at some point?

  5. greg says:
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    Grey no like McCullers? But he do so good in short time up b4. Maybe he need rest? Maybe Astros have innings limit on him McCullers gets to pitch more important games now. I take flier. I grab him. Because I didn’t drop Corbin after choppy sea. Therefore, I do not give up un McC because of choppy sea and maybe tired arm. Must be fresh now. Miggy back. Must win. Will win. H2H settled for tie with 2nd place team. BARELY missed win. (.056 on WHIP).

    We be back, mon.

    Seriously, though, dude pitched some great ball and had only one or two bombs…ERA was still just over 3, WHIP good, I get your hesitancy, but he’s proven he can do the job. Is he not worth a flier? ;)

    • Grey

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      @greg: Not in most leagues

  6. Grey- h2h fpts league, 16 teamer, Just KO’d the 1 seed

    Start Matt Wisler 2 starts Cubs and SD I believe

    Or start Andrew Miller RP, for saves which = 10 fpts

    A solid reliever week can net 30-50 fpts easily, Matt Wisler being the waiver bum he is can net -14 fpts, but two starts is huge, I’m torn, any thoughts on Wisler and his match ups ?

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    Which two of the three RPs would you start for this upcoming week: Giles, KRod, Perkins.
    Also…
    Should Rendon grab some pine this week for either Moist-tacos or Inciarte…as Util?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Giles, Perkins…Moist

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Good work, man.

    a. Osuna baby!!

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Thurman Thomas has just broken a few of OJ’s records recently. He now leads the Bills in TDs, rushing yards. Next up…killing three people at once.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • timeisout says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Didn’t you put this one up already? At least put up something from his new KFC gig

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @timeisout: Hey, man! I admit I am running out of good quotes. I’m going to the vault with ‘The Norm Show’ asap to avoid any possible duplications. All of his stuff on the show is definitely not quoted elsewhere.

        Cheers,
        Ante

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    Have Matz and Doolittle coming off DL soon. Need to drop 2

    Joe Ross
    Mike Fiers
    Jonathan Niese
    Ian Kennedy

    Who would you drop?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Kennedy

  10. Luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 NL 260 40 man roster so deep with medium inflation
    I have a $2 Fedde (stays there till the year after he comes up then $5 per yr )
    I could use a little more pop than Pena and another team who is dumping already accepted a $10 renfroeand Fedde for a $7 next year reamulto.
    It could mean the difference for first place.
    What do u think of Fedde and should I pull the trigger

  11. PED Inc. says:
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    Gonna need a donut to sit on this week after getting absolutely destroyed by king Felix, Shoemaker, and Joe Ross this week totaling a total of -39 points. Damn that was rough and still only lost by 4 points in H2H points format.
    Anyways looking for a rebound this week and I’m liking all of these guys this week, I’ll probably roster at least two of them so please rank sir! Thanks bud.
    Polanco- 3 vs. Ari and 4 vs. SF
    Grichuk- 3 vs. SF and 3 @ SD
    Sano- 4 @ NYY and [email protected] Bal
    David Peralta – 3 @ Pitt and 3 @ Cincy
    Desmond – 3 @ Coors and 3 @ Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc.: Ouch…Grichuk, Sano, Polanco

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        If Grichuk doesn’t land on the DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did he get hurt? I missed that

          • JoeG414 says:
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            @Grey:
            Left Sunday’s game : “Grichuk will have his right elbow examined Monday to determine how cautious the Cardinals will need to be with him, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, headed for an MRI, doesn’t sound great

              • JoeG414 says:
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                @Grey:
                I hope if a DL stint happens , its early enough today to pickup a replacement. But, also how quick ESPN puts him on the DL.

                • Grey

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                  It won’t happen by before games in all likelihood

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    I’m drafting Wade Davis first round next year! With it comes Kris,Chris, Erik, ike, and rajai. Then I just need to decide on a middle infielder…cano or sano hmmm….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Ha, nice!

  13. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Pretty close but I’d take Sano over Cano. This is fluid of course but right now id take Sano at 25 and Cano at 35.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Kiss a Bum: I think that’s their ages as well! Neither should be that high, but agree that Sano is the pick over Cano.

  14. JSF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I need to pick up a second baseman. These guys are available:

    C. Hernandez, O. Herrera, Utley, K. Hernandez, Coghlan, B. Miller, Lawrie, A. Cabrera.

    Which one looks best for ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: Asdrubal, Lawrie, depends on needs

      • JSF says:
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        @Grey:

        I guess with my current lineup construction, SBs and AVG are more of a need . Was leaning towards Odubel but he seems to be cooling down a bit.

        They’re all pretty meh. If Utley was traded to the Yanks and became an everyday player for them, maybe him?

        I guess I’ll be streaming that spot from here on out.

        • Grey

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          @JSF: Schoop doesn’t get SBs or AVG and neither does Utley… Go with Odubel

      • JSF says:
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        @Grey:

        Oh yeah, just realized Schoop is available as well and he’s been hitting pretty well lately. He’s another option.

  15. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Hammel or Tyson Ross ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerry: Tough call, Ross

  16. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My staff:
    Sale, Carrasco, Degrom, Keuchel, Salazar, JGarcia, Corbin, Bassitt, Nola
    Allen, Familia, Ramos, Tolleson

    The blurb didn’t sound too hot, but would you stick with Nola over McCullers?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Hold

  17. Grant says:
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    Well if we are drafting by names, I think I’ll take first name Carlos with my first pick. That could start me out with a pretty dang good team.

  18. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, help me to pick two best starters each day.

    8/18
    Richards vs CHA JDanks(L) $19.4
    Lynn vs SF MLeake(R) $14.8
    Hammel vs DET ASanchez(R) 10.8
    Sanchez vs CHC JHammel(R) $9.3
    Dickey vs ANola(R) $4.6
    Odorizzi vs HOU SFeldman(R) $3.7

    8/19
    T Ross vs ATL JTeheran(R) $18.6
    Teheran vs SD Ross $8.1
    Buehrle vs PHI AMorgan(L) $7.6
    Samardzija vs LAA JWeaver(R) $6.2

    8/20
    Shoemaker vs CHA JQuintana(L) $12.4
    Hendricks vs ATL MFoltynewicz(R) $9.6
    McHugh vs TB CArcher(R) $8.5
    Corbin vs CIN JLamb(L) $7.8

    8/21
    Gonzalez vs MIL JNelson(R) $12.9
    Cashner vs STL JLackey(R) $11.3
    Smyly vs OAK CBassitt(R) $7.9
    Chen vs MIN TMilone(L) $6.8
    Fiers vs LAD AWood(L) $6.6

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Wilson: Richards/Lynn, Ross/Buehrle, Hendricks/Corbin and Gonzalez/Chen. *Shoemaker is in AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Lynn, Dickey….Ross, Buehrle…McHugh, Corbin…Cash, Chen

  19. Chris says:
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    two questions. Im in a 10 team h2h keeper league, pick 3 OF to start:
    Carlos Gomez (TB,LAD)
    Jay Bruce (KC, ARI)
    Bryce Harper( @COL, MIL)
    Gregory Polanco (ARI, SF)
    or Jason Heyward (SF, @SD)
    I was thinking obviously Harper but Harper, Bruce and Polanco. J-Foh ranked Harper, Bruce, CarGo Lite.

    Second question : with Kipnis(@BOS, @NYY) coming back tuesday in a weekly lineup is it better to start him or start Matt Duffy (@STL, @PIT)

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: its points league BTW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Harper, Heyward, CarGo…Start Duffy

  20. MisterMister says:
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    Does OZUNA – or GREY – know why Revere hasn’t even *tried* to steal for Toronto? Obviously Piscotty doesn’t…

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @MisterMister: I’m actually considering dropping Revere for Piscotty ROS. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MisterMister: No reason to steal, look at that lineup

  21. Scott says:
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    Rubby wishes he could start against the Braves every time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I wish he could too

  22. Matty says:
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    In a 6×6 + TB and OPS H2H redraft do you prefer OZUNA or Odubel Herrera?
    OH has been doing a little schmotating for me.
    Thanks.

  23. Sam says:
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    Byrd, Ozuna or Piscotty ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: I’d prolly try Ozuna, likely Byrd is most valuable, Piscotty is hottest

  24. El Famous Burrito says:
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    The Khris & Chris Same-Day HR Counter hit 13 on Saturday.

    This means something.

  25. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Fragu is doing all his damage against lefties. Facing Hamels today and grabbed him for a batty call while he’s still on fire.

  26. jojo says:
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    somebody offer me Familia for my Schwarber.
    I’m currently leading in HRs and middle of the pack in SAVES.
    Take it??

    And is it time to drop Bruce?
    Melky, Rusney, Ozuna on the wire.

    And also d’Arnaud or Cervelli ROS?

    Thanks!!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @jojo: No, No and d’Arnaud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: I’d take Familia if you need saves… No on Bruce…Travis

  27. FKA Ralph says:
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    OK. My offense has been just abysmal for like three weeks now. I think the only thing I can do (past trade deadline) is hope these guys snap out of it. Any advice?

    C – Posey
    1B – Freeman (Morales)
    2B – Rendon
    3B – Miggy
    SS – Hanley (Alcides)
    IF – ARod
    LF – Gardner
    CF -McCutchen
    RF – Blackmon
    OF – Springer (Paulsen)
    Util – Khris Davis/Fowler
    Util – Pederson

    Davis, Fowler and Paulsen are my schmotstoes, but I think I need to start Pederson now that he’s homered a couple times in the last week.

    Just venting, but please tell me there’s hope!

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @FKA Ralph: Available hitters: Maybin, Eaton, Torii Hunter, Inciarte, Headley, Mostsuckass/Moistasskiss, Ethier, Howard, Bird.

      I’ve been planning to add Olivera when he comes up — worth waiting for? I’m in third place, 4.5 GB second place. top two get byes in the playoffs. I’ve clinched a playoff berth. there’s a hug gap (21 games) between the top three and the next group of three.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FKA Ralph: There’s hope… Eaton, Byrd, Hunter and Ender over Paulsen

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Thanks — that’s Greg Bird, not Marlon Byrd. Figured I’d roll with Paulsen through this Coors homestand. you say cut him loose now? 5/6 of his matchups are against RHPs, all in Coors this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, go with him through the homestand then, forget Bird in that league

          • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! I guess it’s good to know that it’ll all come down to hoping these guys turn their shizz around. weekly h2h leagues are so frustrating.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  28. Hawk says:
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    “my Reds bet to win the World Series in January, which now sounds like it’s so crazy it was made by Bernie Sanders’s hair. The Reds have a better shot of winning a World Series of Poker.”

    Just spat out my coffee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Thanks!

  29. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Hey Grey, please rank ROS:

    Beltre, Duda, Khris Davis, Turner

  30. SpecialFNK says:
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    better stash for September..

    Aaron Altherr (OF – Phillies)
    Bradley Zimmer (OF – Indians)
    Adam Duvall (1B/OF – Reds)

  31. steve says:
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    Wade Davis or Alex Wilson ROS, for SV, ERA, WHIP. Obviously Wade will get minimal saves but is his overall quality worth the lack of saves?

    Also, Ozuna or Avisail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @steve: Davis…Ozuna

    • 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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      @steve: the ozuna vs avisail has now flipped 8 times about minimum since last september. it’s that close.

  32. Pickleball says:
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    H2h roto league, Verlander or jimmy Nelson ros?? What about jungman?

    Thanks. Enjoy the week

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Pickleball: Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pickleball: I’d look at matchups, Nelson

  33. The Big Yabu says:
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    (1) weekly lineup — Johnny Giavotella for 7 games (4 vs CWS, 3 vs TOR) or Justin Turner for 5 games (2 @ OAK, 3 @ HOU)? (Of course, the Angels could trade for Utley and bench Giav., and/or Mattingly could bench Turner just because he’s an idiot…)

    (2) different roto league, I have some SB to spare but need HR and RBI — I have separate offers to give me Yoenis for Billy Hamilton and Jose Abreu for A.J. Pollock, and a combo offer to give me Justin Upton and CarGo for Hamilton and Pollock. I could accept one or both of the first pair, or the combo offer. WWGD?

    Thanks, as always!

      • The Big Yabu says:
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        @Grey: take Yoenis, but keep Pollock?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  34. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Any of the following worth a stream today?

    Tillman vs. A’s
    Erasmo vs. Astros
    Rodon vs. Angels

      • 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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        @Grey: rodan isn’t, but he’s a giant monster.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  35. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Over/Under for how many innings MIA let’s JoFern pitching in the MLB rest of season…6 IP?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! [he said as he drops JoFern for Matz…]

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • The Big Yabu says:
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            @Grey: Interesting… Pollock and Abreu were pretty close in your mid-season top 100 — have you gained even more faith in Pollock, lost even more faith in Abreu, or both?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now I’m confused… Is the trade Yoenis for Hamilton and you have SBs to spare? Then I’d take Yoenis

              • The Big Yabu says:
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                @Grey: Oops, moved my reply to the wrong thread — but anyway:
                Yes, Yoenis for Hamilton; now a done deal.
                I could also get Abreu for Pollock, or just keep Pollock. SBs -> HRs is one factor, but also want to be careful about overall value.
                Sorry for the confusion! — Your insight is always appreciated…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d hold Pollock for overall value

  36. Mudhens says:
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    Hammels or Smyly ROS?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mudhens: Whatever Hamels/Hammel you’re talking about, go with him.

  37. mike says:
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    Part ways with yelich 12 team h2h

  38. Gagne West says:
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    Erasmo Ramirez won the Brian Peppers lookalike contest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gagne West: I didn’t even know we were having a contest!

  39. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    Mariners face 5 LHP /1RHP this week, is FraGu a good batty call for today’s game/this week? 3 games (Hamels, Gonzalez, Perez) in TEX followed by Sale, Rondon and Danks in Chicago…obviously Sale is dealing so that might be the one game to bench him on. I’m going against Nelson Cruz’s owner this week, soooo I’m expecting bigger things from his bat and need power to keep pace.

    My OF is currently Pence, Granderson, Hicks, Reddick, Khris Davis, so I could drop one of them or kick Fiers/Smyly to the curb (4adds left this week). I could also roll the dice with Avisail, Pedro Alvarez, or Beltran

    12TEAM, h2h league with OPS, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: Yeah, FraGu…Lose Smyly

      • Cafuné

        Maxi says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…also, Soler went deep last night….i dropped him when he got back from the DL, any chance this is him finally pulling through?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The garbage time homer by him? Yeah, I guess it could be, worth a chance to see

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh, I guess it was a save opp, so not total garbage time

            • Cafuné

              Maxi says:
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              @Grey: Yeah, I still don’t trust him. Gonna go with Gutierrez/Khris Davis/Hicks as my 3rd OF/UTIL this week and see how Soler does over the next few days.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Cool

  40. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, who do I bench out of these four in a weekly league?
    Zimmerman @Col, Mil
    Richards CWS, Tor
    Severino Cle
    Garcia SF

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TacktheKack: Neither of the first two are good… Richards

  41. Knucks says:
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    11 team roto

    need more help with avg, SBs, RBIs than runs and HRs

    KDavis, maybin, ozuna…

    Need to drop one of these 3 OFs above to pull kipnis off the DL

    Prob going to be ozuna unless he really shows me something on Monday/Tuesday, agreed?? Thanks as always for the write up and answering all these. I appreciate all the hard work. Got me in first place and I dircetly attribute that to your info.

  42. Basement Artie says:
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    If Taylor Jungmann came out with his own soup, would it be called Cream of sum Jungmann? (apologies to Wayne and Garth)

  43. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey Thanks for the update!

    Who do you like better, lessor of two evils….

    Morton vs sf

    Desclafani vs Ari

    Thanks!

  44. willclark says:
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    Ozuna or Krush Davis for ROS? Standard 5×5

  45. Zim's metal plate says:
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    Cole Hamels top 20 starter ros?

  46. Chris says:
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    Bottom of my rotation is Quintana and Patrick Corbin. These are available on the wire:
    Jimmy Nelson
    Trevor Bauer
    R.A. Dickey
    Jared Weaver

    Should any of these be switched out in a H2H Pts League.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Quintana and the guys on waivers are dependent on matchups

  47. Zeus says:
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    Fiers v LAD or Ubaldo V NyM. Need ks and QS. Leaning Ubaldo.

    Separate league Erasmo a start in 14 team this week @hou and @oak. Houston start scares the shite out of me. No bench options other than some backup closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Ubaldo… Those are not good matchups for Erasmo

  48. Jon says:
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    Add AJax, Choo or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Parra

  49. Clint says:
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    Can players still be left in minors status if the minor league season’s over? I’m wondering in regards to Stroman & Paxton specifically. If they’re able to come back but they wanted essentially to shut them down altogether (as opposed to making them relievers or starters), once the DL time’s up, if the minor league season’s over, what could become of them? Is there a bereavement list of something they could put them on, assign them to some other fall league or something where they could be ‘NA’d’ by Yahoo? Trying to understand how this could shake out & plan my stashes accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: They could just get shut down and sit on the MLB bench

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Clint: we need to have these lists for fantasy though, and our own disgraceful lists, where we stash somebody who’s too good to drop but too bad to play, like sandoval/heyward for much of the season. or polanco earlier.

  50. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Erasmo @ HOU
    Karns @ HOU
    R Iglesias vs KC
    Zimmermann @ COL
    Gausman vs NYM

    • Zeus says:
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      @Jon: if it’s just these starts I’d sit them all except Gausman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Agree with Zeus

  51. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up, BB.
    Hope the weekend was good.
    I’ll tell you something. Some of the losses I’ve had in my main H2H league this year, particular last week’s, are making me understand why people choose rotisserie. I can’t even begin to explain how effed up this season has been with brutally close losses. I’m paying for my last two titles I suppose.

    Anyway, I’ve got the Bassitt Hound, so it can’t be all bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Yeah, I don’t like H2H for this reason… Doesn’t matter how good your team is if you have a bad week against a team that has a good one… Might work for football, doesn’t really simulate real baseball…

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It works for football, but mostly because it has too. There aren’t enough stats or enough of a sample size for an alternative in my opinion.

        I’ve always liked H2H in baseball for the feeling of something tangible at the end of each week, the excitement of the weekly contest. But that’s because I’ve never in all my years seen the egregious circumstances that I’ve seen this year. It was bound to happen eventually I guess. I’m gonna try rotiserrie for one league next year, maybe we’ll start that same last name mandatory rostering thing together….

        If I draft Longo does that mean Eva Longoria has to sleep in my house with me and my wife? Every night? All three of us together?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you should do an RCL… Yeah, and if you grab Rougned, you keep moving the trash around wondering where the Odor is coming from

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Totally.

            I will do an RCL next year. pinky swear.

            If you draft Buck Farmer you have to grow a vegetable garden.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you draft, Alex Wood you get…Hmm…

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Travis?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Whew! Good call!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Thx!

                    All kidding aside, my first pick in that league hands down is Davis.

                    Chris, Khris, Wade…..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d go Trout

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: yeah but then you turn into a fish and how can you operate a computer with fins

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      In a tank, like in Splash…I’m a merman!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Okay then you have to go Trout

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah! That’s sayin Brosef

              • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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                @Grey: a baseball bat. right?!?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Um, yeah

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i don’t know how it’s any better in football, best teams for entire season lose in first round of playoffs all the time. last year i had one that was like 80 pts better than 2nd place and it was out in the first round, when every player on my team scored about half of their season averages all at the same time.

  52. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Still in 1st by a decent amount, but this past week I managed to start (ERA/WHIP):

    Scherzer (18.00/2.33)
    Archer (11.81/2,63)
    Hendricks (13.50/3.30)
    Shoemaker (15.95/2.59)
    Kahnle (27.00/4.20)

    I’m happy we are still 2 weeks from the playoffs!

  53. Biggy says:
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    Trading question, and keep in mind huuuuuuuuge Cub fan. Thing of trading cutch for the schwarb. I kno it’s a bad trade, but how bad? Scale of 1-10, with ten being Chernobyl.

      • Biggy says:
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        Even in a keeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Biggy: Only cause you’re a Cubs fan, I’ll give it a 6.

  54. Darryl Sorensen says:
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    I just need a little assurance that Springer and Stanton will be there for my playoff push. Been so painfully slow with both their recoveries

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Darryl Sorensen: No faith in Stanton, Springer should return since the Astros are vying for the playoffs

  55. Zeus says:
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    Points league. Blanco 7 games @ STL and piT or Dan Murphy 5 games including two At coors.

    Same league. 2 starts for Rea at home as an RP or Familia for a 5 game set including three at coors. Saves and wins both worth ten points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Blanco….Jeurys

  56. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Looking to start grabbing streamers. Drop Trevor Bauer to do so? I’ve also got Wei-Yin Chen who has been surprisingly effective. I had planned on dropping Chen but now I’m leaning Bauer. Thoughts? H2H 5×5 plus QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Yeah, lose Bauer

  57. Bruce says:
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    Hi there- request for trade thoughts- was offered Odorizzi, Phillips and a draft pick for Bruce in a keeper league. I could use pitching and a 2B/SS (picked up Solarte and Suarez, have Pedroia/Kendrick on the DL), I have a solid offense (and offensive keepers). What do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bruce: Odorizzi side

      • Bruce says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Would you take that deal over Shelby Miller for Bruce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Bruce: I’d take Shelby

          • Bruce says:
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            @Grey: Thanks again, are those two deals close, or given likely pitching matchups and replacement players I noted is the Shelby option just much better?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re close

              • Bruce says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  58. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In order to activate Leake tomm I have to drop one of Bruce rondom, machi, Jared Hughes? It’s a holds and saves league. My saves guys are kimbrel, boxburger, rondon, machi and for holds I have Hughes, will smith, and strop. I guess another option is to just drop Leake but he looked good prior to injury. My starters are price, madbum, salazar, Carrasco, Quintana, jimmy nelson. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Machi

  59. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points:
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: W. Castillo
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Forsythe
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: Kemp
    Bench: (Rendon)

    (1) DL: Springer

    Notable guys that are FAs (listed by Total Points last 30 Days): Ortiz, Belt, Polanco, Eaton, Grichuk, Parra, Lindor, Alexei, D. Peralta, B. Phillips, A. Jackson, Sano, DeShields, Heyward, Hicks, Bruce, Solarte, Howard, N. Walker

    1. Basically just tell me it’s okay to drop Rendon! I’ve been holding him all year but at this point I’m realizing it might be time to let go …

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

    Which guys should I start the next couple days?

    8/17
    Garza vs. MIA (3.0)
    Rodon @LAA (-2.2)

    8/18
    R. Iglesias vs. (6.9)
    Gausman vs. NYM (4.5)

    8/19
    T. Ross vs. ATL (18.6)
    J. Weaver vs. CHW (4.3)
    Chavez vs. LAD (0.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Sure 2. Garza…Gausman…Ross

  60. Green Monstah says:
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    Howdy grey hope you had a great weekend!

    In a h2h points / weekly lock league who are you starting at OF; joc pederson (who I benched last week), or khris Davis who I started in jocs place.
    – or look to add any of these OF’ers that you like this week & start over the likes of either Joc or Khris Davis?

    -David peralta (this week first series @ Pitt & pitchers: Cole, Liriano, Happ.
    Series 2: @ cincy & pitchers: Lamb, holmberg, DeScalifani, Iglesias.)

    ———————————–
    – Adam eaton
    1st series: @ Angels & pitchers (Heaney, Richards, weaver & Thursday pitcher is tba.)

    2nd series: King Felix, nuno, taijuan Walker.)

    —————————————

    – Jackie Bradley jr :
    1st series: vs Indians & pitchers (Bauer, kluber.)

    2nd series: vs royals: Danny Duffy, cueto, Ventura & volquez.)

    ——————————-

    Here are the matchups of the guys I have:

    Joc pederson:

    1st series: @ OAK & pitchers (doubront, Chavez, )

    2nd series: @ Houston (fiers, kazmir, Feldman)

    ——————————————-

    Khris Davis:
    1st series: vs Marlins (nicolino, Conley, Koehler.)

    2nd series: @ washington (gio Gonzalez,
    Joe Ross, Zimmerman )

    ——————————–

    For DH I’ve been using Hanley in there but he screwed me last week , bench him for Carlos Santana? Han Rams matchup is above w/ Bradley jr I forgot to add in Salazar who boston faces first
    ——
    Here is Santana:

    1st series: @ boston (Matt barns, Eduardo Rodriquez , joe kelly.)

    2nd series: (@ Yankees Thurs pitcher TBA, tanaka, severino, sabathia.)

    —————————-

    Lastly I’ve been streaming the 2b position:

    Which one for this week, kike Hernandez, or Neil Walker?

    Hernandez’s matchup is same as joc’s above

    Here’s Walker

    1st series: vs d backs (hellickson, Chase Anderson , Robbie ray.)

    2nd series: vs Giants (peavy, mad bum, Heston , leake.)

    Thanks in advance, have a great week!

  61. Carnac says:
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    Just noticed Goldschmidt has 1 HR in the last month, 2 HR in the last ~2 months. (44 Games)

    Theories include:

    – waiting for Giancarlo to return;
    – stopped hitting HR in July last year bc he broke his hand… and is now accustomed to not hitting HR August thru September.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      –Doesn’t like Polish, taking stand

  62. donny says:
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    Add ozuna for yelich,hicks, khris Davis, saladino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  63. Paul says:
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    For AVG and counting stats at SS, do you like Iglesias, Holt, Kike, Lowrie, or Didi? Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iglesias

  64. Timmah R says:
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    great write up as always and I was so happy to read the magical words of OZUNA once again :-) just a couple questions for my H2H points league.. big week for me against the other top team in the league!!!:

    1- can either start Kipnis or play either Cesar Hernandez or Odor this week?
    2- need to pick 2 to start this week – Upton, Ellsbury, CarGomez
    3- I am trying to make myself drop JoFer but I can’t make myself do it… think I should for either Tanaka, Nelson, Corbin?
    4- ROS choice of Osuna, H Rondon, or Tolleson?

    you da man!!! :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odor 2. Not CarGo though I don’t know their matchups 3. Tanaka 4. Osuna

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: you are a magician as always sir! here are the match ups to help:

        Upton – 3vATL, 3vSTL includes Cmart + Wacha
        Ellsbury – 3vMin, 4vCle includes Carrasco + Salazar
        CarGomez – 4vTB, 3vLAD includes Archer, Greinke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d just sit Upton with less games

          • Timmah R says:
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            @Grey: roger that, thank you kindly!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  65. Jacob says:
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    I’m still waiting for the Sale injury that was predicted three years ago. If he misses 2018, is it still right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  66. Alex says:
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    Grey, need one more start for the week. Should I play Russian roulette and pick up Rodon for the 2 start week at Anaheim and Safeco? Or play it safe and start Dickey at Philadelphia Wed? Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickey

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: I concur, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. Knucks says:
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    Has been mentioned about a week and half ago or so by someone round these parts… I’ve got a little extra roster space I’m using to stream an arm and a bat. Making sure that R. Davis and Gose are in my lineup on weds when Lester is on the bump… Thanks to whoever brought this up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

  68. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Effing Chris Davis. Decided to be the .260 power hitter I thought he was going to be after I trade him. Go figs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just needed the special kind of encouragement only I can provide

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: Grey: the last legal provider of PEDs in the MLB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m A-Rod’s cousin

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: worst trade ever, I would of given you more

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Worst trade if Chris Davis didn’t turn his season around. He was rumored to be on his way out via trade. He can hit them out anywhere but we both know Camden is nice for lefties.

  69. Chris says:
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    Worth dropping Aaron Hicks for Jackie Bradley Jr.?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  70. Old School Brother says:
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    drop Storen for Ozuna? I feel like Storen is purposefully giving up runs on purpose like ” F U Mike to the Rizzo!” It’s a weekly head to head roto league and I only have Tolleson/Ramos/Tazawa so its not like the occasional random Storen save is gonna push that category over the edge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Ozuna

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: McCutchen is one of the best dudes in @Old School Brother: Yes and he is giving up runs on purpose. Been watching any bullpen bathrooms lately?

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: I don’t know what’s up with my responses, but it’s adding random crap. Anythehoo, what I mean is that I still laugh when remembering your story about Benoit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Random crap?

  71. joe says:
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    Stream which of these guys for this week
    Corbin @ Cin
    Bassit vs TB
    Nelson @ WAS
    ??McCullers vs LAD??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  72. McNulty says:
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    Soler, Gomez, or grichuk this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  73. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Corbin or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  74. ERad says:
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    You ever try/do stand-up G?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: As you should! I saw Aziz Ansari work out some new material in a small club over the weekend – and I thought, I wonder if G ever tries out his material on smaller websites

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, every other fantasy website

          • bigbear says:
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            @Grey: Haha, do you post on Yahoo and ESPN to mock their posts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  75. marky says:
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    Favorite two
    Gausman @ home vs mets
    Anibal sanchez @cubs
    Iglesias @home vs royals
    Ja happ @home vs pirates

    12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ plays for the Pirates…Happ, Gausman

  76. Spammer Jay says:
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    Me love OZUNA opener! Me nearly spit out coffee!

    I know I’m not the only one who started singing the Piscotty song after he hit his 1st HR! Thanks (no thanks) for getting that song in my head Gray! As revenge, I’ll grace you with the voice I hear for Ozuna which is Cookie Monster. “yumyumyumyumyum….me love hit round circle with long stick!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha, no thanks!

  77. J-FOH says:
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    I don’t get it with ozuna, I wont even capitalize his name anymore. He’s more like Schmozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: BTW, the perfect gift for JB would have been Jungman doing Henny Youngman marriage jokes at the reception

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          After he said I do, Bernie Brewer slid down the homer slide

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: they had sausage races with the wedding party

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              At the head table, one seat remained empty with only a Braun jersey on it

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you know there was a whole table empty for the Brewers ring of honor

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bob Uecker gave him away

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: even at JB’s wedding Ueker got no respect and was placed at the kids table.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The wedding rings never showed up because they used FedEx

                    • J-FOH

                      J-FOH says:
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                      he must of used Braun’s guy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Exactly

  78. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey:

    I need 2 NL OF’s H2H pts league ros. Who?

    Markakis
    Pederson
    Ozuna
    K.Davis
    Byrd
    Inciarte
    Blanco
    O.Herrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson, Davis

  79. Josh A says:
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    Russell Martin or Travis d’Arnaud ROS? Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  80. bigbear says:
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    A – In that name league: I’ll take Jose and Carlos in round 1 and 2.

    B – Sano or Cano? Cano is the 12th ranked 2B in Yahoo on the season. I can’t imagine he’ll be ranked in the top 5 heading into next season. I bet Sano will be ranked higher.

    C – Rodon or J. Ross ROS?

    D – Don’t mess with Bernie Sanders’ hair! What are you? Some type of shallow media member? ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! B. Yeah, prolly C. Rodon D. Ha

  81. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Who contributes more in September, Yelich or Devon Travis? In a shallow limited moves H2H league (12 moves left this yr), thinking of dropping one for Schwarber, who could start in LF (currently have Holt subbing for Yelich there) and spell Santana at C. I’m in 1st and looking mainly toward a) having a dominant playoff roster, and b) having as many moves as possible to use in the playoffs. Make the move or hold?

    Not as urgent, but I may also need more HLD for the playoff run as I’m mid-pack among the playoff teams in that cat. Aaron Sanchez can slot in at SP (my RP slots are full) and should give me a boost there. Would you use another move to drop one of those bats for him, or hold and wait until the playoffs start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich…Drop Travis for Schwarber… Forget Sanchez

  82. henncoop says:
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    I think I should/will likely activate & start Kipnis in my 5X5 roto with weekly lineups.Currently in 1st with SBs being my only real shortcoming in hitting. I currently have Brock @ 2B (12.9 hittertron score for the week).
    Likely drops would be Segura (9.7 & SB asset); Brock; Tucker (8.1) or J Ross who just laid 2 turds on last 2 starts but has the Brewers & Marlins @ home on deck. rest of the staff looks pretty solid though & we only start 7 pitchers per week including closers. SPs are Arrieta, Carrasco, Stras, Liriano, Hammel, Gausman, Corbin & Ross.
    Or just leave Kipnis on the DL this week to see if all is well as he shakes the rust off.
    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Brock

  83. JB Gonzo says:
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    Grey – great write-up as always… 10 team re-draft OBP & QS

    Two questions: #1: Kang or Asdrubal to replace Hanley this week (and beyond if he’s DL’d) – slightly worried about Kang PT once Mercer and Harrison return, plus he has cooled off…

    #2: Offered Grandal/Archer/Hamels for my Sal Perez/Votto/Keuchel
    Rest of my staff is Kluber/Thor/Hammel/Pineda/Verlander/Wood; I also have Duda and Belt to plug in at 1B/CI.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Asdrubal…Hold on the trade

  84. Sausage says:
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    Out of curiosity what round do you project Chris Davis to go next year? In my keeper league I didn’t imagine him being an option for my final keeper spot but he looks just beastly. I could have him in the 5th round next year and a round earlier for three more years if I want. My only other options for my last keeper is marte in the 2nd round, price in the 2nd, or Carrasco in the 4th. My other three keepers are all batters. I know it’s early but was wondering where you see Davis next year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See no different than this year, around 4th

  85. I have this sinking feeling that MIller will continue to shine until the 1st week of the fantasy playoffs and then the regression fairies will strike him down with great vengeance.

    The fantasy gods hate when players dodge the natural order of things….it’s kinda like those Final Destination movies. Miller will flirt with another no-no, throwing a 3 hit CGSO, then after the game he’ll be walking down the street on the way to dinner and *BLAM!*, 8 ER out of nowhere.

    I may even have to knock on wood. Not Travis Wood, he hates that shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, could happen, wouldn’t shock me

  86. Dan says:
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    Hey Grey, dynasty question for you..

    Which 15 keepers? Thanks!!

    Schwarber
    Freeman
    Wong
    Sano
    Bogaerts
    Heyward
    Buxton
    Dickerson
    Puig
    Joc
    Judge
    Yelich
    Gallo
    Myers
    Mookie
    Maikel

    Severino
    Stroman
    Walker
    Rodon
    Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t narrow this down?

  87. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Drop R Martin for Y Gomes or JT Realmuto, or hold???
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  88. Bro Jackson says:
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    Grey,

    Can we talk about Xander? I know he currently has no power. He hit 12 homers last year. He is 22. If you add 10 homers to his current numbers, don’t you want to date him if Stanton breaks up with you? I do. We may be a year or 2 away from the power, but the boy can play. Is he a Hanley clone? In a keeper, does he have sneaky value? Am I the only one who realizes what value he has? Did I really get him for Devon Travis week 4 in a trade?

    Thanks,

    Bro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Xander’s going to be a top 3 rounder as soon as 2017, but he needs to show power and not hint at it

  89. Jerry says:
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    Thanks for the previous help, Grey! Two more things:

    1. Utley or Rendon ros?

    2. Which two for ros: Quintana, Nelson and Hammel?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon…Not Nelson

  90. Slimbo says:
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    In a keeper league If I could get Sano for fielder and Travis would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  91. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    1. I was eyeing the Happ start vs. AZ (someone above mentioned it too), but would you plug in him over the likes of:
    Fiers Vs. LAD
    Hendricks Vs. ATL
    Ubaldo Vs. NYM
    Wily P Vs. MIA
    2. D. Peralta’s facing a bunch of LHPs (4) and he’s been benched in the past when this happens, would you rather start him, or plug in Piscotty or Blanco?
    3. Thanks for the repeated mention of Cuban Linx 2 , a new constant ebay search!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @nick the dick: Yeah man!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: You should listen to the Czarface pt 2 Inspectah Deck and Esoteric, so good.

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @nick the dick: I checked it out after you recommended it. Pretty tight, I’ve added it to my vinyl wish list.
            This week I picked up Dialated People’s Neighborhood Watch – different from Czar and Wu, but a nice addition.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Mrs.Featherbottom: Ah, nice. Good album, although havent heard that in a long time

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @Mrs.Featherbottom: expansion team was dialated’s best album, IMHO

              Did you catch Hip Hop Sunday in my post yesterday, there is a song with Evidence and Raka Irascience

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @J-FOH: Read it – didn’t click the link til now – thanks! I mentioned to Grey that it would be nice if those hyperlinks opened in a new window, rather than how they operate now. The current format make me not want to click them…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You could right click and open in a new open, i feel like opening in same window is pretty standard (I don’t really know)

                • J-FOH

                  J-FOH says:
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                  @Mrs.Featherbottom: links in a post should open in a new window, thats how it is set up on my end. links that anyone post in the comments do not open in a new window.

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @J-FOH: They all open in the same window. I’m using Safari, though, so it might be a mac-daddy thing. I doodoo the right click thing already, but it gets my panties in a bundle.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, oh, Featherbottom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. these are all home? 2. Piscotty 3. You could download it and get it all digital-like

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: you said Foh likes lady rap tunes hehe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He does though, right? I mean no harm in that

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: He does, everyone has to have a soft side. Funny to me that you called it that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He should save em for when he’s bedding his woman, though

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I don’t like lady rappers…not that there is anything wrong with that. I like more mellow hip hop that samples soul singers regardless if they are male or female

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, you like guy rappers that sound like ladies, we know

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: like eazy e?

                I like classic soul music? you got a problem with that

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey:1. All at home. SON hates em all, a little less hate towards Happ. 2. Thanks – might just dump Happ for him. 3. I might have to download, though the vinyl bug is strong with this one. I’m currently the only bid on The Art of Storytelling, hoping that this makes it my way next week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Hendricks, but none are great… 3. Nice! If you’re not a deejay though, I’m not sure the urge for vinyl

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: I Scrooge McDuck them in my never nudes. The wife likes it, not sure of the neighbor’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…

  92. joe says:
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    hutch demoted following three straight wins (but at home). what are the bj’s thinking.

  93. smegma says:
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    Drop CSantana for Olivera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    Not for nothing, but Rendon’s batted ball profile is pretty promising.

    He’s hitting basically the same ratios of the three types of batted balls as last year:

    2014:
    GB — 40%
    LD — 20%
    FB — 40%
    IFFB — 7%

    2015:
    GB — 39%
    LD — 23%
    FB — 38%
    IFFB — 4%

    A slight tick down in FBs, but more than made up for by the reduction in IFFBs. That said, his HF/FB rate this year is 2.25!! vs. a league average 10% last year.

    It doesn’t appear to be related to anything he might’ve done with his approach:

    2014:
    Pull: 39%
    Center: 34%
    Oppo: 27%

    2015:
    Pull: 39%
    Center: 34%
    Oppo: 29%

    All that said, his hard hit rate has been lower this year (in limited ABs, obviously) compared to last year.
    2014:
    Soft: 15%
    Medium: 48%
    Hard: 38%

    2015:
    Soft: 13%
    Medium: 59%
    Hard: 28%

    I suspect that the injury, missed time, and constant interruptions to his season have played into this somewhat. Hopefully for those of us who own him this year he can get some consistency over the last 6 weeks and find that HR stroke. Either way, I think he will be significantly undervalued next year in drafts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      From your mouth to Giancarlo’s ears

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: OK, so here’s a bit more to pleasure Giancarlo.

        Rendon’s average batted ball distance is 187.49 feet. Care to guess at Carlos Correa’s?

        187.50 feet — less than an inch more than Rendon…

        With that in mind, let’s look at Correa’s batted ball profile:

        GB: 46%
        LD: 22%
        FB: 33%
        IFFB: 9%

        Rendon is hitting more line drives AND more fly balls, but Correa has 14 HRs in 256 PAs while Rendon has 1 in 167 PAs.

        Correa has done this with a 24% HR/FB ratio.

        Correa’s spray charts are about the same as Rendon (slightly more balanced 36% pull, 33% center, 31% oppo), and his hard hit rates are better than Rendon’s, (34% hard hit, 44% medium, 22% soft), but overall they’re pretty similar. I think the difference in results is largely related to quite a bit of luck for Correa and bad luck added to injury for Rendon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great stuff!

        • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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          @F.K.A. Ralph: and Correa strikes out more — 19% vs 17% for Rendon. OK, I’m done.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice, great stuff

  95. Steve says:
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    I drafted Revere to compliment Dee and dominate SB for me. Since he’s joined the BJs his SB production has fallen off a cliff.

    Do you see him as a viable SB machine down the stretch? If he’s not, is Dyson a better choice on a playoff team? When is A. Gordon expected back?

    Thanks

  96. JoeG414 says:
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    Cardinals placed OF Randal Grichuk on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah, thanks for the heads up…

  97. JoeG414 says:
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    One Batty Call for tonight :
    J.Hamilton – Home – vs T.Walker
    D.Jennings @Hou. Kazmir
    J.Bour @ Mil. Garza

    6×6 roto

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Hamilton not playing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

  98. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop the recently DL’d Grichuk for Jackie Bradley Jr or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  99. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey:

    Nola now has 2 starts: at home against the BJ’s and @Miami. Worth a try?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jays is a terrible start, depends how much you need it

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got one start J.Garcia at home against SF instead if that’s preferable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is preferable

  100. jacks says:
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    Weekly lineups, start Duda or Freeman this week? Keep in mind that the last and only time I benched Duda was for his 7 home run week. Yup, likely cost me the crown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  101. Will says:
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    Drop Fiers for Smyly or hold? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  102. Bro Jackson says:
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    Would you rather forever:

    Trout, Stanton, Rizzo, Springer and Joc

    or

    Trout, Stanton, Harper, Xander and Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  103. JD says:
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    dare i start Erasmo Ramírez @HOU tonight?

  104. mr.west says:
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    Wary of starting VMart for what may be only 4 games this week in H2H league – would you sub in R Howard or pickup Paulsen at Col , Valencia, Travis Shaw or some other waiver wire fodder? Also, need to pick three of these OF for week – Marte, C. Gomez, Brantley, Hicks or Betts . Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulsen

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, again

  105. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Hanley supposed to be back today. Someone dropped him in my 12 team mixed league. Is he worth an aggressive waiver wire $ bid? I’ve got Crawford in my SS spot. Would probably drop Odor (also have Betts at 2B) for him and keep Crawford as insurance. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he is

  106. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    the great grichuk replacement time.
    1. with OPS and hits beltran/ozuna/blanco/valencia (don’t need steals as much in this one with pollock/goldy. 14 team roto.
    2. NL only, if i can’t waiver alonso dropping bour do i grab pham or bourjos over bour? position not that important on this one, i have enough other OF’ers with piscotty/marte/bruce/schwarber/cespedes
    in other leagues options were more obvious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ozuna 2. Grab Bour

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: in NL only already have him, i’m attempting to waiver alonso dropping him tonight (playing time, bour splits time with mcgehee), or are you saying DON’T drop Bour for Alonso.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: in #1, forget ozuna, we have 1 NA slot and somebody used it on ozuna (i have peraza), who’s 2nd best out of that group?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Yonder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran

  107. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    gotta bench one of these today
    tucker and rasmus vs erasmo
    beltran vs gibson
    choo vs walker
    hicks @ mitchell (don’t know why NYY are going 6 man, this was a sabathia day just hours ago)
    Hitter T says bench hicks.
    This is the team that’s had bad luck (stanton,darvish,profar, last year darvish/fielder/choo/profar/stanton), and what look like bad decisions now (keeping ozuna and leonys over cain sugar preseason, later having to drop both). have added hicks and yes…many, so that’s good.

  108. Mr. Glass says:
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    getting annoyed with Bauer would you lose him for any of Corbin, Matz, or Nola its a h2h points league

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mr. Glass: probably corbin over nola, matz still no timetable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  109. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1) You starting Salazar in a shallow league tonight? Feels like I’m walking into an ambush.

    2) My batty calls have been leaving a lot to be desired, so I’m outsourcing. Please pick 3 from the following: Realmuto, Dietrich, Bour @ Garza, Lowrie, Tucker vs. Erasmo, Ajax @ Hamels, Gyorko vs. Williams Perez, Rosario @ NYY Mitchell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) I’m starting him 2) None excite me… Tucker, Austin, Bour

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: 1) cool. I hope his command and control are on tonight.
        2) yeah those are about as yawnstipating as they come.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I’m starting him in multiple leagues so right there with you

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hour is a creeper and due

            • Fred Garvin MP says:
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              @J-FOH: Sold! I’m putting the big lad in my lineup tonight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A creeper? How many creepers you got now?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: more than Tupac has posthumous albums

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, Tupac’s had more singles in the first ten years than Chris Carter

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I liked my multi creeper approach, at this stage committing to one seems ridiculous when we should be churning those spots at least twice a week

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Agreed, I liked it better too…Especially since some players might be owned, while others aren’t

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      exactly my thinking. Im also prepping them for september when the call ups can bite into time of the regulars on non playoff bound teams and we need to start paying attention even more on the daily. I have a love hate for the month of september and thats my birthday month

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      When’s your bday?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I’m not posting that here, I can text you that info

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No ice cream cake for you!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      ahhhh, come on, can I at least lick the frosting?

  110. John says:
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    Need an OF for next four days…saw your ozuna bit and wondered if you like him more than Valencia, Jennings and Avisail? Just need one! Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give Ozuna a whirl

  111. Great White North says:
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    Ben Revere. I just dumped him in an RCL for a batty call. How aggressive should I be in picking him back up? I do need some SB, but seems better to SAGNOF then Reverb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not ownable outside of matchups

  112. J-FOH says:
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    Mazara getting called up, not 100% sure if thats good or bad yet

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J-FOH: never mind, the note said he is getting called up and then under referenced Martin going on AAA DL. Stupid phone alerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does it have to be good or bad?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: doesnt matter, I texted Mike and he said he had to do a double take because the headline was mis-leading

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which headline?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: “Mazara was called up from Double-A Frisco on Monday, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t understand what’s misleading, but I guess that’s a question for mike

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: they said called up, not called up to AAA, sheesh man

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, I’m a dur

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you’re a boo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bae

                    • Mike

                      Mike says:
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                      @J-FOH @Grey

                      boo bae

                      *giggles*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      @Mike, You boo bae

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      GOOOOOOOOOOOOLAY

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice catchphrase!

  113. Great White North says:
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    ROS in a RCL: S. Perez or B. McCann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  114. Cohen says:
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    Grey, should I drop Alex Wilson for Olivera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Joey Biggs Bosco says:
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    I would like to open up a streamer spot on this team, but can’t decide which spot to give up. Suggestions or stand pat? Thanks!

    Yahoo 12 team, daily, unlimited transactions, 6×5 (OPS), 1300 IP Limit, 157 starts at positions

    C Perez
    1 Rizzo
    SS Reyes/Desmond
    2 Kinsler
    3 Machado
    OF Trout, Braun, JD Martinez
    Ut VMart/Beltre
    Bench J. Pederson
    SP Kershaw, Zimmerman, Carrasco, Martinez, Ross
    RP Tolleson, Familia, Ramos, Osuna, H Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Ross

  116. the swinging says:
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    Tough decision in deep mixed league. When kipnis comes back on Wednesday who would u rather keep at middle infield eddie rosario who qualifies at second or eugenio suarez reds?

    I don’t hate either of them at mi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  117. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Any chance we see Myers in the next 3 weeks? I highly doubt it as he is only swinging a light bat now and taking soft toss. I will risk losing him for playoffs in 4 weeks for a batter today. Or is that a hamburger?

    NL-Only H2H.
    I was thinking Ramos in COL for my UTIL. Reynolds and Alonso also available.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it, I’d go Reynolds

  118. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  119. Johnny says:
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    Let’s say you had one closer to pick for the following schedule of games. Before you say, no brainer – Robertson – take a closer look at the schedule. Even though Robertson has 15 games, don’t you think the Nats have more chances to win (Saves)?

    Robertson (4vOAK, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    Papelbon ([email protected], 4vMIA, 3vBAL, 3vPHI)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go Papelbon, it’s a coin flip though

  120. hanklongball says:
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    Grey, who do you like ROS? Ozuna or Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  121. Andy says:
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    Heston or Estrada?
    Holds
    Soria or will smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston at home, Smith

  122. SteveNZ says:
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    Good grief, Perkins has been awful of late.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Not to say I didn’t enjoy all those saves previously, but he’s regressed to the mean with a vengeance.

      • Kid A says:
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        @SteveNZ: I fucking LOVED Bruce Willis in that movie!

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @SteveNZ: you don’t talk bad about perkins Golf Ball! i’m neil diamond, i paint my dick with clown makeup!

  123. nick the dick says:
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    Nunez boots it, Yankees win haha how fitting!

  124. abdoozy says:
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    Is VMart droppable by now in a 12 tm H2H? Trade deadline is past, nobody wanted him anyway and I have my eye on a certain Kike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, droppable

  125. Jack says:
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    Ender or Rusney ROS?

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