I was able to pick up Pedro Alvarez (2-for-4, 19th homer) for the batty call yesterday, which is kinda silly since he has four homers in the last week, and now I don’t see how I can drop him.  Wouldn’t be the first time a batty call turned into living with each other for a few years, until the fighting becomes too much for each us.  But we’re not brave enough to leave, so we bitterly sleep with our backs to each other, and when Pedro falls asleep before me, I pull out my iPad, lower the volume so he can’t hear the sites I’m visiting and I excite my “Josh Reddick” until my “Marcus Semien” arrives and I cry myself to sleep.  Or something along those lines!  *giggles awkwardly, coughs, clears throat*  So, yes, that’s a vote for Pedro (just don’t get married to him).  Seriously, he’s hitting .252 with 19 homers, how is he only owned in 50% of leagues?  Not to answer, but to judge others.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  He was one run away from a Quality Start and one third of an inning away from seven innings and I’m totally fishing for nice things to say, and it’s about as easy as fishing in the Arthur Kill.  Bad time for Archer and Cole to decide to let my third and fourth fantasy starters carry the team, since I don’t really have 3rd and 4th fantasy starters.  Cole’s August ERA is 4.70 and, since I own him, I’m hoping the pressure of helping me win a fantasy league turns Cole into a diamond.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  You have bigger trouser oranges than me if you started Hellickson in this start, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next one and I agree.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I opened his player page expecting to be bowed over by his stats like a housewife with Fifty Shades of Me, but he hasn’t done much lately, so I’d just cyclops him for now.

Drew Hutchison – Sent to the minors to preserve his innings.  He should’ve been sent to the minors every time he had a scheduled road start.  Nahmean, jellybean?

Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Chisenhall is crushing your head and your hot schmotato.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 13th steal.  “Heavenly being in flowing toga, I want world peace for everyone on this planet, and, because I don’t want to appear too selfless and make people feel insecure with my selflessness, I also want all my hitters to get a chance to face Red Sox pitching.  I’d accept either in any order.  And if you can’t do the world peace thing, no sweat.  It’s a big ask.”

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in Fenway, ERA down to 3.16.  The Red Sox just aren’t what they were and starting a pitcher in Fenway doesn’t scare me for the first time since I can remember.  Have I mentioned that before?  I have a tattoo that says to mention it.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see him homer again today and maybe even on Wednesday.  Come here and sit on my lap and I’ll explain.  Figuratively!  Get off my lap!  The reason why Santana is about to have a good week:  Red Sox pitchers.

Dustin Pedroia – Took live batting practice on Monday.  None of that zombie batting practice bullcrap for Pedroia!

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer in, like, 4 at-bats (if you throw out the other 50 some odd at-bats.  Don’t get all semantical with me, guys, five girl readers and one centaur reader).  Shaw had four homers in two games (over the course of a month) to go along with yesterday’s.  He only had 5 homers in 77 games in Triple-A, so he’s not known for big power and he’ll sit against some tougher lefties, but he’s worth a flyer for some upside to see if he can generate some Maas appeal.

Nori Aoki – Should be activated by Thursday.  Nori said he’s ready to roll, which is also the name of my neighborhood sushi restaurant.

Mike Leake – Won’t return today as originally expected.  The Giants are likely thinking they’ll save his arm a bit for the playoffs.  And not your H2H playoffs.

Chris Heston – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  I own Heston in one deep league and I don’t even consider starting him in road games (4.50+ ERA) nor do I hesitate to start him at home (2.48 ERA), i.e., Heston looked bad yesterday, but the grass is always Soylent Green’er at home.

Randal Grichuk – Hit the DL with a ligament strain in his elbow.  The Cardinals are investigating to make sure he didn’t hurt it rooting for the Braves while tomahawking.  This is lousy news for Grichuk since it could knock him out for the year.  I was just starting to really appreciate him and now he’s gone.  I need a figurine from Things Remembered to get me through this trying time.  The Cards are saying he could be back in 15-20 days, which is two to three weeks for those too cheap to buy a calendar, but I have my doubts whether he’ll be back that fast.

Jason Heyward – Left yesterday’s game with hamstring tightness.  Suddenly, the Cardinals depth chart is like re-upping your contract on Game of Thrones.  Watch out before they take Piscotty (2-for-4, 1 run).  Where are they taking him?  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Thomas Pham – 0-for-3.  Should see starts with Grichuk out, and maybe Bourjos too.  No relation to Par Djoos, the bruiser from ’94 Sega Hockey, but he does make me want to punch something.

Matt Holliday – Could start running this week.  His parents better ready their cameras for the magic moment.

Yadier Molina – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  For whatever reason people seem to confuse defense and offense, even though it’s pretty obvious the differences, and because of that, I bet someone still drafts Yadier way before they should next year.  Happens every year.  Like the solstice.

Carlos Rodon – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  He does have two exceptional starts in a row, and after his last one, I gave you a Carlos Rodon fantasy.  It was originally written on the neck of a giraffe.   Yes, I would own him.  Yes, now.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.43.  Kinda crazy how good his command has been (1.43 BB/9 thru ten starts), but he’s also been very lucky with men left on base and BABIP.  I’d stream him if the Stream-o-Nator liked it, but I don’t have a ton of confidence in him right now.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer in just 217 ABs.  This was his 2nd game in a row with a home run.  Imagine what his season would’ve been if he didn’t get yanked around by The Sciosciapath.  Well, it’s easy to know, just look at Napoli’s 1st season after he was traded from the Angels.

David Wright – Won’t return this week.  In other news, water is wet, taco diarrhea burns and Donald Trump’s hair is spun sugar.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Erasmo autocorrects to Satchmo, which was Louis Armstrong’s nickname, and Erasmo has a strong arm and usually has me singing the blues.  Coincidence?  Doubtful.

Scott Kazmir – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.43.  The Rays were just too much for him.  Which Rays you ask?  Um…Well.  That gives me a good idea for an MLB channel segment.  They can go around Tampa and ask people to name the Rays lineup.  It could be like Name That Tune where they say I can guess four Rays and then their opponent needs to top it or challenges the first person to name the four.  Someone make this happen!

Evan Gattis – 2-for-3 and his 18th homer, hitting .236.  This was his 2nd multiple hit game in August (August 1st was other one).  It was a good day when I didn’t have to use my AK, but my Gattis getting rusty and it’s not a good thing.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  Yeah, yeah, we can all name him.  Name another one, Tampa resident!

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  I told you he was hot about two weeks ago.  He’s now reached the level of the hottest schmotato in the land.  As-grab-al him!

Bryan Mitchell – Was hit by a line drive off the bat of Eduardo Nunez and will be monitored for a concussion.  Right now, he’s dealing with a nasal fracture.  And that’s the Mitchell report that Bonds was hoping for.

Mark Teixeira – Left yesterday’s game after fouling a ball off his leg.  It just missed his cane.

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Now has five homers in the last 11 games.  The Zombino rises!  Run!  Hot schmotato alert!

Brian McCann – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Don’t you want to call him Brian 1200ann?  No?  Huh.

Trevor Plouffe – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  I don’t want to say I told you when he hits one homer, like he did on Sunday, he tends to hit another one, but I did say that, so shoot me.  Not you, Dick Cheney!

Miguel Sano – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  The informal Sano vs. Cano poll yesterday came back pretty much roundly in Sano’s favor.  I don’t disagree.  Here’s another one for you, Sano or Schwarber?  Apologies that they don’t rhyme.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-6 and his 8th homer.  He should’ve been picked up weeks ago, and shouldn’t have been dropped yet.  Don’t give me that Simon didn’t say so shizz.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Matt Kemp – 2-for-3 and his 14th homer.  Only 36 homers in the final six weeks and he’ll be as good as he thinks he is.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Damn, pulling away from Bumgarner and Bogaerts.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  I mentioned earlier how awful Heston is on the road, but how I own him and start him at home.  I bring this up now, because you can’t do that with Taijuan, which makes him just difficult to own.  Where do you start him?  He’s not terrific home or away.  Don’t worry, I’ll be all over Taijuan again next year like an 18-year-old looking for a farmacia that sells valium.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Only took him five months but it seems like he’s finally fogging up the mirror under his nose.

Matt Garza – 5 IP, 5 ER vs. the Marlins.  Garza, that’s why you weren’t invited to JB’s wedding.

Giancarlo Stanton – Took batting practice, which likely puts him about ten to fourteen days away from returning (totally guessing, but it’s hard to hear any insider info when you’re being made to stay 500 feet away).

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I actually own Dietrich in three leagues, and I will now go cry into my Fage yogurt, and pretend to be crying because my spoon doesn’t fit into the fruit section.

Justin Bour – 2-for-5, 1 run, has hit in five straight games, and is hitting near-.350 in the last week with a home run and I can’t generate any real excitement for him.  This Justin Bouring.

Matt Wieters – Expects to return on Tuesday.  Whew!  Where else were you going to get an 0-for-4 with a run?

Steve Clevenger – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run, and had a four-hit game on Sunday, but he’ll likely get his playing time squeezed without Mr. Whipple looking out for him.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Tillman was facing the A’s, which is a lineup that would only scare Tipper Gore.  “Semien, Burns, Reddick?  That team needs a parental advisory!”

Danny Valencia – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  I told you to grab him last week when he had three homers in five games, and now it looks like he’s taking his hot schmotato into the next week.  Ya know, Valencia is Awesometown; act like you know, MC Lyte!  I was just goofing with those links, I just wanted to see what this site would be like if I linked to every reference I made.  I don’t believe in linking out to explain shizz.  You either get the references or you don’t.  Hand holding is for a Sadie Hawkins dance.

Sonny Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, (3 unearned runs for the small box scare), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.04.  You know you’re having a special year when you finally give up runs and they’re unearned.  Because I don’t own Gray anywhere, I’m happy for him, but I kinda want to see him fail.  I wonder if this is what it’s like for divorced fathers when their kids are being helped with their homework by their stepfather.  “Did you fail your math test after you studied all night with mom’s boyfriend, Jim?  That’s a real shame.”  Pinches self to avoid smiling.

 
  1. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Good morning Razzballers..Trout or Harper in a keep forever league?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Together forever? Romantic notion but you’ll end up with Pedro as described in the lede.

      • PhilOssieB says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: Two uses of ‘lede’ in the first 45 minutes of comments? How scholastic.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: MP to MP, Trout all day.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: @Atlas: @malamoney: @Fred Garvin MP: Thanks for replying guys..While I agree with Trout, for now, but I see something different in Harper this year, he seems to be maturing and very quickly..

        Plus he is 2 years younger than MT.

        I have a feeling that when all is said and done, they both have very similar numbers at the end of their careers..

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @EnglishMetsFan: Your name should have been added, thanks for the reply..

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Your Pedroia blurb gave me an idea for a new app: Pedroia the Zombie Destroya

    Destroy all zombies in sight by shooting lasers in batting practice

  3. PhilOssieB says:
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    Grey! Not sure if ya remember my previous rant about this … but (12 team 10 cat league) after accidentally dropping Marte earlier this year (drunk mobile managing) and league-mates unwilling to reverse it (jealous pond scum), I ended up trading Harvey to get Marte back.

    Luckily I enrolled in the Grey School of Pitching (still rostering Hamels, Arrieta, Salazar, Carrasco, Cole. Plus Corbin, Matz, streamers), and could afford it. Thanks! 2 games out of 1st place with playoffs approaching and team is hitting its stride. Side note: I drafted 0 closers and currently am in second in saves. …

    I was going up ask who I should pick up in a util spot if Hey-Ya-Ward hits the DL, but I’m guessing the answer is in the post lede (beating out the likes of Plouffe, Grand, Eaton, others ((Cron?))).

    Also, have you ever run up against a fantasy gm in cat leagues who only plays relief pitchers, going for saves whip and era? Guy in my league is doing that and in the playoff hunt. Maybe worth a glossery term. I guess smartish; but annoying and scumish, too. Anyways, Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Nice! Pedro…I’m all ears on the possible term

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I think that’s what steve nz does so by law we can’t be hating….because it’s impossible to hate on stevenz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In his H2H league, yeah

  4. The Talent Show says:
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    No mention of colin reas start, and when I looked him up on this site to seek ur coverage of him it didn’t have his player profile ready for him. So hate to do it Grey…but what do ya think of him ?? :)

  5. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Need to rid myself of a couple closers: who goes and in what order? Carson, Allen, Box, Perkins, or Ramos?

  6. Wilson says:
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    Plouffe or A Rod for coming a week?

  7. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, you told me not Beltran when I ask about him few days ago.
    He is in waiver in my league. So grab him now?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Wilson: Make sure you ask Grey’s permission before selecting your prom date as well. NEVER act without it.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: Cram, is that you?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Haha. It’s nice to have backup!

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Beltran or Hicks for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beltran

  8. Adam says:
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    Rondon or Severino?

    • Dangerfield51 says:
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      @Adam:
      Rondon…higher ceiling imo.

      • Dangerfield51 says:
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        @Dangerfield51:
        I assume you mean Rodon…

    • Adam says:
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      @Adam: also- meant Carlos Rodon not Bruce/Hector Rondon.

  9. Wilson says:
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    Plouffe or Ortiz for one week at UTIL slot? Thanks.

    • Bread N Mustard says:
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      @Wilson: Ortiz

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice work. Enjoyed.

    a. Had a new name for Sampson the Reds pitcher. Impervious Keyvius on account of he rarely gives up runs.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Oprah Winfrey’s longtime boyfriend Stedman Graham has just written a best-selling book entitled ‘You can make it happen – a nine step plan for success’. Step 1? Become Oprah Winfrey’s boyfriend’. Either that or fart around all day doing nothing.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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      @Ante GALIC: and youre back on track:)

  11. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The Red Sox just scored 45 runs in 3 games. That would have scared me.

    • Brian says:
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      @VinWins: and only won 2 of 3…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Yeah, you speak truth

  12. Bocephus says:
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    Rodon or J Ross?

  13. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    When it comes to Sano or Schwarber.. Tough call- I’d say schwarber because of that catcher eligibility… I read a stat that the ball leaves Sanos bat the hardest over every other MLB players batter minus Stanton.

      • danny almonte says:
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        @Elliot:

        Does this even have any significance? Looking at the chart, it doesnt look like it.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: Sano for me and it’s not too close. I can see Sano as a 40/100 guy for the next decade.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @ByeFelica: he was ranked like third in overall power (behind only stanton/gallo) for prospect power indicators, prospects over last few years.

  14. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Would you offer a ranking of these guys in a keep forever format (in alphabetical order):
    Bryant
    Castillo
    Pederson
    Sano
    Tomas

    • Elliot

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      @Pouss-Pouss:
      Bryant
      Sano
      Pederson
      Castillo
      Tomas

      • Pouss-Pouss says:
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        @Elliot: Thanks. I’m wondering if Sano isn’t better than Bryant. Part of me thinks that the only reason Bryant is more highly regarded is because of all the spring training homers he hit this year.

        • Elliot

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          @Pouss-Pouss: It’s possible. Right now, I’ll still take Bryant. Bryant definitely had more fuel heading into the year, with the ridiculous 2014 numbers and his ST fireworks. Sano was coming off serious surgery. I’m curious to see how both guys finish out the season.

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            @Elliot: bryant ranked higher by i’m pretty sure every prospect list ever. i don’t think his super D explains all of that.

  15. Elliot

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    I think I’d go Sano. Schwarber is awesome and C/OF eligibility is nice. But, in 1 catcher leagues, I never have difficulty finding someone decent for that spot. Sano has prodigious power. I don’t think Schwarber has quite as much thunder in his bat as we’ve seen so far. He’s not Mike Piazza. I heard a good comparison that I felt was more on point on MLB Network which is a young Brian McCann. Young McCann was really, really good. Sano has the monstrous power, though. I could see him depositing 35 balls in the seats next year. I’ll take the guy with the power upside. Plus, third base eligibility is still pretty nice and useful, too.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Elliot: totally 40 hr power and it’s fking legit! Sano is someone i want in every league

  16. Eric says:
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    Start Nola at home today vs Toronto?

    • BornTooLate says:
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      @Eric: All of everyones nopes

      • eric says:
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        @BornTooLate:

        I don’t even know what that means?

        • Really? says:
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          @eric:

          It means he is answering for the 20 other people that would also tell you “nope”

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @BornTooLate: i actually love that sentence grammatically and did understand what it meant.

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Thanks for clarifying kids

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: it’s pretty much just like anybody out of everybody nope for you.

  17. lb. sand says:
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    Drop alcides for asdrubal?
    10t roto

    • Bread N Mustard says:
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      @lb. sand: Yes, ride the ship while you can.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @lb. sand: yeah 2 months ago. .

  18. Jake says:
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    Roman numeral humor FTW!

    How far you go vs. BOS? Stream bauer t’day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Thanks! No, don’t start Bauer

  19. Kendrick Llama says:
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    OPS league, with grichuk out who do you like most:

    Beltran, Jackie Bradley, Sano, piscotty, Khris Davis, or Alvarez?

  20. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    Got all excited about Alvarez and dealt Kang +4th round draft pick for him. I suck.

  21. jack florida says:
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    always great info–appreciate it
    for a 12 team dynasty league, rank these please

    nola, j gray, gausman

    thanks

  22. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Yahoo 10 teamer

    C- CSantana
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Wong
    ss- Correa
    3b- Sano
    OF- Trout, Pollock, Betts
    UTIL- Rendon, HanRam
    DL- CDick

    I’ve been holding Rendon (and CDick *sadface) all year.
    Fortunately I am sitting pretty comfortably in the standings and making the playoffs shouldn’t be an issue.

    That sad, Rendon is sucking it up big time.
    Do you think he can flash some of what he did last year?
    Should I hold on as long as I can( closer to the playoffs?), or cut lose now for some schmotatos?

    Example of whos on the wire:
    Hicks, Asdrubal, Maybin, Soler, beltran, Alvarez, Avasail, Fowler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: I’d hold Rendon, and am holding him

  23. JoeG414 says:
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    CC Sabathia – home vs Twins
    or
    Scott Feldman – home vs TB

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @JoeG414: neither

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. Is he worth a shot : 60/40 ? Better or worst ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Joeg414: At home vs. the Twins is a decent start

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s $9 on SON, if that helps

            • JoeG414 says:
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              @Grey:
              Thanks again, that’s better than starting Zimm in Coors.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  24. Brian Recca says:
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    Better streaming option for Wednesday?

    Wily Peralta v. Marlins
    Julio Teheran v. Padres

  25. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I read your McCann comment as an ode to Caddyshack. To this day I find myself yelling ‘Noonan’ at sporting events and hibachi joints.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Nice! I find that it rarely works, but when it does, oh what a feeling. I’ve noticed that lots of people don’t know the ‘Noonan’ heckle. It’s always nice to meet someone else who is keeping it real!

  26. scott steelers says:
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    Someone dropped cesar hernandez. Love his elig. Right now I have 1 bench bay and it’s a 5th OF. Should I drop either Rusney or Melky. Or keep what I got?

    • danny almonte says:
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      @scott steelers: Do you need the 2b/ss? Do you need his steals?

      • scott steelers says:
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        @danny almonte: not particularly in need of 2nd or SS. Have brandon Phillips and sano. Also frazier at 3rd. Cesar is 3rd, 2nd, ss. Just be nice to have a guy incase some slacker takes the day off. Could use steals

  27. Five-On-One says:
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    Handful of pitching questions today:

    1) Start Stresbird at Col on Wed? I think yes, and SON has him at positive 10.6, but @COL scares the piss out of me.

    2) Advice on any of the following 2-starters (with SON values)? Please rank:
    Karns @HOU (-$4.1), vMIN ($9.7)
    ESantana @NYY (-$21.3), @TB (-$3.1)
    RRay @PIT (-$8.7), vSTL ($1.4)
    MCain @STL (-$10.7), vCUBS ($4.5)

    3) Please rank top 4 to start (I may only use top 2 or 3, depending on need to gain in saves):
    Chen vMIN ($7.6)
    Tillman vMIN ($0.7)
    McHugh vTB ($10.9), @NYY (-$5.8)
    Fiers vLAD ($2.5)
    Sabathia vCLE ($7.1)

    4) Any of the two-start options in question 2 over the SPs in question 3?

    5) How would you rank Ziegler, Tolleson, Papelbon and BRondon?

    Thanks in advance for all the advice.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Five-On-One: start Stras anywhere when he’s healthy he’s a quasi ace. 2. None 3. McHugh 4. Tolleston then Papeldonk or vise versa. I prefer Tolleston because Washington SUCKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. I am, let’s pray together, hexagonally 2. They’re not good, Karns, Ray 3. Chen, Tillman, McHugh, CC 4. No 5. Papel, Ziegler

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Stressbird has never won in Coors. I sat him this week in my weekly H2H league because I had better matchups / options. Wishing all Stressbird owners best of luck for this week at Coors. I honestly and truly mean it. Next week he has two at home, one less question to ask at least.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s likely not gonna be pretty

  28. Scott says:
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    I’m squeezing your face!

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Scott: ah the kevin mcdonald version. but when they fought mckinney won.

  29. Scott says:
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    I started Colin Rea yesterday because I’m desperate, and, you know, the Braves. Did not impress and will NOT be starting against StL.

    • Bread N Mustard says:
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      @Scott: At least he got a win. According to his minor league stats he is a ground ball wiz so I don’t think he will be getting many Ks but if he continues to keep the ball down he will be effective.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, no good

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Scott: screw wins, you must not be that desperate (or you’re just greedy) if that start wasn’t a useful stream.

  30. Lville Jim says:
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    Had both Pedro and Lonnie for batty calls yesterday. Sent Lonnie packing but kept Pedro for an extended call today. Since I’m too lazy to look is there a glossary term for a multi day batty call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lville Jim: You get lazy with batty calls and that’s how relationships start

  31. Wilson says:
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    JUpton plus a closer for A Jones, green light?

  32. Wilson says:
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    Just trade away King for Bautista, is it a good trade? Thanks.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Wilson: that would’ve been ruled good at any time this year (except maybe when it looked as if bautista was hurt enough to not play)

  33. Sing Us A Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Should I be contemplating the notion of keeping Grichuk over Dickerson in a 10-team keeper league? I sort of dug my heels in on Dickerson by sticking with him through his feet flare ups and now I’m feeling invested. Pair those feelings with the uncertainty of Grichuk recapturing his rookie form next year (not to mention the elbow ailment this year). Should I just be looking elsewhere?

    Thanks in advanced!

  34. omar says:
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    Is Lonnie Baseball about to go on one of those hot streaks ala early summer 2014?

    Chisenhall or Preston Tucker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Try Lonnie

  35. Gus says:
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    Sano or Schwarber? My vote Schwarber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gus: You’re in the minority as of now

  36. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop to activate Kipnis?

    N Castellanos, Avisail Garcia, G Parra, T Kahnle, Fernando Rodriguez, Raisel Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Depends on needs, Rodriguez

  37. I am the Walrus says:
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    I heard A.Gordon is starting a rehab assignment. Drop Myers for A.Gordon?

  38. ryanoger says:
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    Pedro Alvarez or Rendon ROS?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Rendon, likely toss up

  39. I love You Wong Time says:
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    Kind of a tough question but for the rest of the year, who would you plug in at 3rd in a 10 team keeper league…Beltre round 2 or Alvarez FA/24th round? Currently in 4th place and about 7 games out of first.

  40. joe says:
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    Start Odorizzi @ Hou today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Sure, in most leagues

  41. Cram It says:
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    Comments are getting a little thin lately, buddy. Looks like most are realizing that all the fantasy advice in the world can’t save them from themselves. Maybe I can coax them out of hiding.

    Hey Chucky! How’s Rizzo been doing in August, Sizzlechest?!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Cram It: “Sizzlechest”…that made me laugh. Do you like it better than “Saddlebags”?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Saddlebags is specific and maybe a little too physically offensive. Sizzlechest doesn’t discriminate.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Cram It: Foosball is getting in gear too…

      • Cram It says:
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        @bigbear: Ah right, they’re probably off asking Kicker questions.

        • Cosart Sucks says:
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          @Cram It: better get on over to football to down those clowns!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Cram It: Was this tying in Jerky Boys Frank Rizzo into your sizzlechest jab? If so, nicely done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I’m gonna steal Sizzlechest

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I don’t think it’s copyrighted. Maybe copywrited.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is now, thanks, Department of Internet Justice!

    • ERad says:
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      @Cram It: Never forget the 1K+ comment days of April

  42. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Gotta couple questions I’d like to extend your way, but first you’re informal Sano vs. Schwarber poll…this one is really close. I think Scwarber is the better all-around hitter, but Sano’s has far better power potential. To tell you the truth, I think it’s a needs based decision between the two, but I’d lean Sano just because of their eligibility.

    Are you starting Zimmerman (-4.6) @ Coors? My mind’s telling me no, but my body, my body’s telling me yes! He’s been so reliable, I don’t see nothing wrong.

    To confirm from yesterday, drop Revere for Piscotty?

    Thanks per usual.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Nice R.Kelly reference!

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: reading between the lines he said ‘extend your way’ and ‘drop Pis’, maybe that was it

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Someone peeing on me?

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: Nah, it’s raining…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Who is “making it rain?” Or just enjoy it?

                • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                  @Grey: Just enjoy man…just enjoy.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    That’s my hair gel, Enjoy

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: Well it’s not me, I haven’t had asparagus in weeks

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Asparagus sounds related to Par Djoos…Man, hockey is really on my mind (for the first time ever)

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: It’s that Sega talk from a few posts ago. That game really was the shit. Gimme that and Ken Griffey Jr Baseball for Nintendo 64 and i’m good to go

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      94 Sega Hockey almost had me interested in hockey, almost…I will one-time you so fast your head would spin

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: If you don’t think i’ll around the net, flick it in, straight Mario Lemieux you, think again

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d Yzerman you before you even knew it

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: My opinion, Griffey for 64 was the best sports game ever. Ca-ca-call me Junior!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I never loved any baseball video game after RBI Baseball

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Griffey baseball was the best. The best, I say!…..but i’ll be too busy giving you the Roenick rubberneck as I fly by you and put one in the top shelf

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wouldn’t be able to catch me since I just shot a Jagr right past you

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: You’ll be saying ‘what the Brett Hull!’ when I zoom passed. Maybe then you’ll shut your Pat Verbeek

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Funny, cause I just passed you with Desjardins, and he’s on my 2nd line!

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Patrick Roy, oh Roy do you think you can beat me. This game keeps getting Messier

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah and my Roenick just shattered the glass…

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @nick the dick: One of the few and proud?

                  • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                    @nick the dick: “Baseball Stars” for NES was fantasy baseball before fantasy baseball. Spent a healthy sum of hours playing that game.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Honestly, I don’t know Griffey or Baseball Stars

                    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                      @Peter Nincompoop: You really never heard of “Baseball Stars” for NES? Oh man…that was the shizz before the shizz. EA’s NHL ’94 might be the best game ever made. My family used to house minor league hockey players, and a couple years prior I was playing earlier versions of Sega hockey with Peter Nedved and Stuart Malgunas. I’ll never forget it. I was a portly 10-year old and they used to call me “Slim”.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Slim Nincompoop is kinda stellar username

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Nice, Slim

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Peter Nincompoop: I like it too as my name isn’t even Peter. Great call, Grey!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Once a Slim…Not a name people grow out of

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Peter Nincompoop: True that. Gotta pretend that I didn’t already drink 3 IPAs as Mrs. Nincompoop is coming home.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! “Mrs. Nincompoop, wife, sweetheart, please call me Slim from now on.”

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: “My mind’s telling me nooooooooo……, but my BODY, my BODY isssss telling me yesssssss…….. – oh, I don’t see nothin’ wrong… with a little bump and grind.”

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Mrs.Featherbottom: There is something that IIII, must confeeeeeeeaaaeeeaeaeassssss….to you….I think we both caught the reference and Grey’s just being a funny bunny

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: I think Sano all the way… I’d start Zimmermann and pray…Piscotty, yeah

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: I believe a prayer hexagon is in order. Over the last 3 years Zimmerman’s started 2 games in Coors: 12IP/16H/5ER/3BB/7K’s/3.75ERA. It’s not good, but it isn’t terrible. He’s also pitched two good games in a row. I’m gonna do it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would do it, but I would be about as tentative as possible

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: What if I put Alvarez into the equation? Alvarez/Piscotty/Revere ROS? Thanks Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You ranked them the way I’d grab them

              • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                @Grey: Word. Thanks Grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  43. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Russell Martin is 3/34 and the Jays are starting to give him a lot of rest. Is it time to abandon ship? Is someone like Yan Gomes a better option?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bread N Mustard: Navarro is the personal catcher for two of the Jays pitchers. I forget which two. But that means Martin definitely sits two games a rotation unless he DH’s. I can’t give you a definitive answer because catcher question.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: you get talked up in the update today

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: I good, does it include my awful trade of Chris Davis?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Cram It: because you are in third overall and just a hair away from 2nd

            • Cram It says:
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              @J-FOH: I figured, since I displaced Wake. If you ain’t first, you’re last!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Cram It: Ricky Bobby!

  44. booya says:
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    A) Who do you want for utility ROS: Cron, Valencia, Inciarte, Chisenhall, or Piscotty?
    B) Which SS for ROS: Segura, Kang, Alexei, Didi, Rollins or Semein?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: 1) Cron B) Segura, depends on needs, Kang for power

  45. zeus says:
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    Nice Par Djoos reference but I don’t think he was really a bruiser. Survived starting Erasmo last night, im in third, need to take some chances.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zeus: He was the ultimate bruiser…You just had to bring him on the ice in that game and he started a fight with Mogliny (sp?)….

  46. SallyCips says:
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    So somebody dropped Anthony Rendon. Should I put a claim in? Drop would be Valbuena, Bradley, or Piscotty don’t know. Or is this a lost season for the kid? Winding down on moves, too, 76 of 100 used up.

  47. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! Start or Bench Iwakuma tonight at Texas ?

  48. Mike says:
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    Which SP would you drop to activate Pineda? (Tyson Ross, Severino, Corbin, Odorizzi)

    I can keep two of (Lester $19, Harvey $24, Carrasco $21, Severino $5, Corbin $5) next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Hmm, tough call, Odorizzi

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mike: I haven’t heard anything on Pineda being activated anytime soon (could be wrong), so perhaps slow your roll for a little bit and see what happens.

  49. bigbear says:
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    Schwarber > Sano. May the Schwarb be with you!

    Sano had more MILB hype (at least that’s the impression I have). But I’m not sure how Sano can maintain a .290/.400 AVG/OBP with a .400 K rate too. Both will probably (hopefully) come down, but… see Chris Davis’ first few years. Though I think the Twins will have a longer leash than Texas did with Crush. I think Schwarber has a higher floor and a greater likelihood of reaching his ceiling next year vs. Sano.

    I just dropped Moustakis for Maybin… Not sure how I feel about myself now… Maybin’s like that cute girl in middle school that I had a crush on (2011)… who turned me down in high school (2012+)… And is now flirting with me at the 5 year reunion… But I look to the left and see Moustakis as my date to the 5 year reunion and realize I’ll go home to my IPad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: I don’t agree on Schwarber, but I could be wrong, won’t first time… Maybin’s the girl that puts out for a week then wants to watch Lifetime

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Haha, I’ve trust your opinion more than mine in quite a few situations (currently Hicks, K/Chris Davises, and my starting rotation are Grey Stars). Diversity is what makes life interesting. And more importantly, someone to point at and laugh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  50. Birdmann says:
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    On the Sano v. Kyle front, I hope they battle like Xander and Mad-bum, for many seasons. I have them both right now and I am thinking about keeping them Sano in the 23 round and Kyle in the 16th. I think Kyle will win out just because of the home park. I have watched a lot of their games and both have shown the ability to lay off bad pitch and the ball jumps off of both of their bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Birdmann: I hear ya, I think you’re gonna enjoy Sano more but you’re in a good position

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Grey: hope you’re right

        • Birdmann says:
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          @Birdmann: if you could keep four: Todd Frazier 3rd rd, Sano 23rd, Kyle 16th, Crash 4th, Jose Fernandez 10th, Tex 22nd, or Tulo 1st

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Tulo, Tex, Crash aren’t keepers

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Birdmann: I agree for the most part. For the $ that’s involved, Sano/Schwarber/Fernandez are no-brainers and Teixeira isn’t in the equation. Although Davis has been unreal lately, in a keeper, a 4th round price tag is too high due to his unreliability year-to-year. I’d go Tulo over Frazier, but it’s more or less a toss up.

            • Birdmann says:
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              @Peter Nincompoop: thanks that is how I was leaning

  51. Nightpandas says:
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    In the hunt…12 pts back, only 6 moves left

    Potentially lost Tex for a while, who to fill in at util? Need r, h, obp, k (negative), Slg

    Slot in Revere or drop for Asscab, Hicks, Schoop

    Leaning ass…

  52. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey
    Starting Zimmerman or Max in Coors?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Think you have to

  53. Fungazi says:
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    Schwarber. I’m not a huge Sano guy, he might break single season K’s record, that’s Mark Reynolds. Yuck.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Also, if he hits 40 bombs on the Twins, that’s like a 60 RBI season.

      • ByeFelica says:
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        @Fungazi: How you figure 40 bombs = 60 rbi’s? That’s 40 rbi’s right out the gate so in other words he isn’t a 275 hitter?

        Plouffe has what 68..69 rbi’s with less than 20 hr. Jus saying that’s not how i’d evaluate future counting stats.. I understand what you’re saying tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Yeah, the AVG is my one big concern for him

    • Cosart Sucks says:
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      @Fungazi: gallo’s the one with the really ugly K rate, compared to K rate of sano.

      • Johnny says:
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        @Grey:Is it close? I was figuring more wins out of WAS & DET vs PHI & MIA especially with those schedules. Rondon has performed equal to Ramos in the last 30 days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s very close, could go either way

          • Johnny says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  54. Boomer19 says:
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    Lots more Sano love than I thought. How close is he to Arenado’s value?

  55. Tom says:
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    I was wondering if I should be really worried about Justin Turner’s playing time come September. I need for him to play close to 100% of the time for my H2H playoffs. At first I was concerned that LA would call up Seager (and play him at 3rd some), but then I noticed he wasn’t on their 40 man roster and has only played 3rd 16 times in the minors. Then I was worried that Enrique Hernandez might steal some AB’s once Howie gets back, but he’s only played 3rd 3 times (last year with MIA) in MLB and only 25 times in 7 seasons in the minors. All this and dumb Mattingly seems to like to play him full time there. Am I missing any other threats? I’m OK with Callaspo giving Turner a rest once game every two weeks. Should I be worried he’ll sit more than that come September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yeah, I’d be concerned about his PT

  56. Schoolboy P says:
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    Dropping Pablo Sandoval.

    Add Alvarez, Plouffe, or Valencia?

  57. diamondvisionmike says:
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    For 4th OF in 16 man H2H (Play 3)

    Piscotty or Avisail ROS?

    Thanks Grey

  58. jojo says:
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    Bogaert, Rendon, Cesar or Melky ROS?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Xander

  59. tank1 says:
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    Keeper league – hold onto Franco or drop him for Alvarez? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  60. JoeG414 says:
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    Out of – B.Matusz , N.Jones , B.Brach , A.Caminero , T.May and Benoit : which two would be most helpful for the next few days with K’s and Whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Caminero, Jones

  61. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    How it goes?
    With things looking not so good in my main H2H, I’ve turned my efforts to my 12 team keeper, daily league where I’m playoff bound.

    I’ve been riding Hicks and Plouffe, those beautiful schmotatoes. Now I have Michael Taylor for his trip to Coors. Do something!

    On the fence about Gausman vs. the Mets today. I could honestly see it going either way on me. Would you start him? I don’t need the start, but I could use it….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BB! I’d start Gausman…Don’t love his opposing pitcher, but it’s a must start

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: We don’t have wins as a category in this league, unless you mean he’ll have extra pressure on him because the O’s won’t score. I could see that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, O’s won’t score, but it helps if there’s no Wins…I think it’s an automatic start for Gausman, though SON doesn’t fully agree…Stupid machine

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Yeah I saw that. Gave me cause for pause(paws).

            But initially I felt the same as you. Must-start on paper. Why isn’t SON higher??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Win probability is low (which doesn’t matter to you), and won’t go deep into the game..>Mets are not good, even on the road though, so I’m a bit confused still since Twins are better and Gausman is $11 vs. Twins in his next start

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Yup, I remain confused. But I”m starting him. You only live once, right? Unless you’re a cat. Or a buddhist.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Or Conway Twitty in True Detective

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: That’s right, he plays in Colin’s bar?

                    Weird.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, love someone to explain that to me

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I don’t know. I just wish this season didn’t suck so bad compared to last. And we didn’t even get to see Rachel McAdam’s boobs. We just got that stupid getting dressed from behind thing….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The getting dressed from behind is only better than the laying in bed with sheets perfectly placed

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Ha! The sheets perfectly placed thing is so ridiculous. Like there’s some assistant before the shot placing the rim of the sheet at the exact point before the nipple starts to become visible. Lol.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sheeeeeeeeet!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Cut!! Rachel your nipples out. Where’s the damn intern? MIke! MIke! We got a nipple out over here!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Mike, if you can’t hide nipples, we’ll find someone who can.

                • Paul C. says:
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                  @Phil of the Future: Vegas books seem to agree, have the game as a toss-up with relatively low total runs. Gausman should be fine.

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Paul C.: I’m hoping so. Going against Kershaw, Odoreater, and Liriana tonight

  62. Bro Jackson says:
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    I like the Alvarez for the stretch run idea. Added him at 3B. I need pitching. I just moved Frazier for Stras and Tolleson. Good / bad/ stupid / who cares?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you need pitching, likely should’ve done better

  63. Trump Y'all says:
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    Someone say sugar??

    Buy John Lamb, he’s a winner!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  64. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    “I wonder if this is what it’s like for divorced fathers when their kids are being helped with their homework by their stepfather. “Did you fail your math test after you studied all night with mom’s boyfriend, Jim? That’s a real shame.” Pinches self to avoid smiling.” hahahahahaha, best thing since the whole “excited for Scherzer like a monkey gets excited for a banana’s only box of runts…
    Pure mustachioed genius….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  65. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, You and Jay talked a bit about Crush on the pod cast yesterday and I drafted him on all but one team as you had him ranked much higher than any so called “perts”. Pissed I traded him in one league before he got OF eligibility, dude was sitting on my bench with Rizzo, Abreu, Nado, Morales clogging up the 1b & 3b. I agreed with your ranking of him, but I liked him because he was able to get authorization for his ADHD meds. He’s on Vyvanse, which is a slower release med that lasts up to 14 hours. It’s no coincidence his numbers are back up now that he’s back on his meds. Legalized greenies, I love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bff! What’s up, homey? Was that why he was suspended last year into this year? Same meds? It’s goofy that players can just get a prescription and they’re fine taking tomorrow what they were suspended for today… I just like Davis cause he has 50-homer power which is rare

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s exactly why he got suspended. He was talking adderall, but didn’t have a current prescription (effin dummy) He’s moved away from adderall and it looks like it’s working.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like MLB should just have a list of things that illegal and can never be prescribed unless they are removed from the list of illegal drugs

  66. Rice says:
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    Asdrubal or Lindor

    don’t need or care for steals

  67. Chris says:
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    I’ve got Joc Pederson in a H2H Pts league. He’s been killing me for a while but it’s a keeper league and we all know the potential with him. I’m in first place and pushing toward the playoffs. Someone has dropped Jacoby Ellsbury and he’s cleared waivers and no one is touching him (probably scared of hurting him). Ellsbury is starting to finally hit. Should I lose Pederson for Ellsbury as I try to be as strong as possible for the playoffs or will Pederson produce enough to offset picking up Ellsbury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, go with Ells

  68. marky says:
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    Starting erod at home vs cleveland ?

    Start smyly @a’s or happ at home vs arizona

    Add smyly over erod,gausman, ray or just stream

    12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Red Sox pitchers… Happ

  69. Boomer19 says:
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    I can trade Abreu or Wong for Sano for next two years? Either worth doing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Wong

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Done. Thanks. Enjoy your day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  70. g$ says:
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    Pick two
    Tropeano @home vs white Sox $16
    Happ @home vs Arizona $4.7
    Smyly on road @a’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Tropeano

  71. Dommattingly says:
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    I have Leake and Pineda on DL w/ onlky one DL spot… Do I drop Revere, Ozuna, Burns, or Khris Davis for a streamer? Need a W this week!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  72. MarvPesos

    Do i have what it takes says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H keeper (Keep 12), after some trades, the deadline is passed, what do you think? (below) , I’ve also included some interesting waiver guys if you thin anybody out there is worth to swap out
    waiver HIT – Eaton, C. Beltran, A. Ramirez, D. Murphy, C. Hernandez, K. Davis, Y. Gomes, M.Weiters
    waiver PIT – C. Bassitt, C. Lewis, M. Latos, J. Weaver, D. Smyly, E. Ramirez
    MY Team:
    C- C. Santana
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Dozier
    3B – N. Arenado
    SS – Hanley
    CI – K. Seager
    MI – Desmond
    LF – Granderson
    CF – McCutch
    RF – Braun
    Util – Polanco
    BN – R. Odor
    SP – Sale
    SP – MadBum
    SP – Carrasco
    RP – Papelbon
    RP – Chapman
    P – A. Miller (rp)
    P – J. Arrieta
    BN – Tanaka
    BN – Odorizzi
    BN – A. Wood
    BN – J. Samardizja
    BN – P. Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you need to fight for the categories you can win, which I don’t know… Bassitt over Samardzija

  73. Rice says:
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    Asdrubal or Lindor

    don’t need or care for steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  74. PHENOM says:
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    Starting Eduardo today or not worth the risk ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in most leagues

  75. Wilson says:
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    Kipnis or Walker for ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  76. Slimbo says:
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    Hey grey…taco diarrhea LOL!

    Sent this same message in your last post but think I did it wrong and never went through..Rogers network here in Canada is garbage

    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

    K Davis, alvarez, fowler, hicks

    Hammel, Pineda, Quintana, Chen, latos, Tillman

    Thx man!

    • Knucks says:
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      @Slimbo: prob would depend on what you need right now, if your tryinta win this year or if you have the chance to, And who you see yourself wanting to keep for next year. Tough to answer this the way you posted it I think. Need more info, how many keepers, etc

      • Slimbo says:
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        @Knucks:
        14 keepers currently in 1st place

        Current team is Schwarber, abreu, Cano, Davis, Duffy, Dozier, Bautista, Betts, Peralta, Marte, Frazier, Fielder, Brantley, Grandal, Reyes, Rendon

        Kluber, Scherzer, Bumgarner, Zimmerman, Martinez

        What do you think the right move is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Drop Yelich for Davis

  77. Great White North says:
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    In the RCL I own Sano, I have dropped him multiple times for a batty call and then picked him back up on waivers. I wouldn’t dream of doing that with Schwarber right now in the RCL I have him, so my vote is Schwarber for having more current value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see that, I was thinking more next year

      • Great White North says:
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        For next year, I’ll probably go with whomever my rankings say.

        This year, my rankings were the combined results of averaging the roto rankings of three experts: Tristan from ESPN, Rudy, and some old Grey dude. I will probably create the same rankings next year.

        I like to temper the wild picks the experts make by doing the average thingy. It kept me from drafting Anthony Rendon this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense, JFOH has nice things to say about Tristan

          • Great White North says:
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            I trust Tristan’s ESPN ranks more than Karabelladonna’s. My theory is a bit of outside knowledge mixed with the Razzball combo of expert rankings gives me an edge. I’m guessing Sano ends up higher than Scwarber next year if I use this method again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think you’re right about Sano…

  78. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Always enjoy the read, Grey.

    In a 12-team H2H league where I can keep a max of three players that count for round 1-3 picks, I sadly have to let Goldy go as the contract limit is keeping a player for two years. I’m planning on keeping Rizzo again as one keeper, but a little unsure beyond that. Would keeping Correa and Bryant be the move to make, or just keep one? I’m thinking I would likely be able to get Correa with my 2nd round pick should I really want him over whatever else is out there. My 2nd pick should come around the beginning of the round, so around picks 13-15. And while I like Bryant, I don’t know that keeping him as a 3rd player is really a must-make move either. I know it’s a bit early for this; just looking for other opinions. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rizzo, Correa and Bryant, yes

  79. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Do you like Piscotty as an immediate replacement for Grichuck?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: My league also has no DL spots, so Springer is on the wire. Worth an add and hold for his return?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if you have room to bench him

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! I’ll probably drop Grichuck for him…Did you see Straight Outta Compton yet???

  80. Jon says:
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    Do you see any of these pitchers contributing down the stretch? I have an open DL spot and am gearing up for my H2H playoffs.

    Hahn, Paxton, Derek Holland, AJ Burnett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, Holland out of any b/c he’s back

  81. Robert says:
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    Pedro or Duffy for utility spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  82. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Schoop or Murph ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  83. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop (if anyone) to activate Kipnis?

    Odor, Bogaerts, Duda, Jay Bruce, Soler, Austin Jackson, Samardzija, Alex Wood, Tai Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  84. Trout says:
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    Deep dynasty league. Kipnis coming off DL and need to make room. Who’s the drop: JBJ, Domingo Santana, or Rusney. Leaning towards dropping Santana, but my team’s 12th out of 13 in HR, so next year is a factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  85. J-FOH says:
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    the pic you snapped at the game is my new avi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I had to approve it… Too bad my shirt stache isn’t in it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I’ll be making another, you can see just the tip of my middle finger

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  86. RJ says:
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    I’m currently in 3rd place in a H2H keeper league and have a potential mega deal in place with the 5th place team. I get Josh Donaldson, Dallas Keuchel, and Mookie Betts (with 2B and OF eligibility) and give Miguel Cabrera and Danny Salazar. My SP’s are huge on K’s (have Sale, Carrasco, Strasburg, Syndergaard, Liriano) so I think Keuchel’s stability might be preferable to Salazar’s K-bility. Donaldson can be kept for either a 2nd or 3rd round pick (math’s a little complicated, I think it’s 3rd), Keuchel can be kept fairly cheap if I’m so inclined (likely 11th round or so), and Betts was drafted super high so he’s really just a player for this year’s playoff run (I need steals, runs, OBP, my OF is very thin and I’ve been crushed with injuries at 2B). Cabrera is keepable for a 1st round pick and Salazar went undrafted last year so can be kept very very cheap.

    Which side do you like here? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Donaldson

      • RJ says:
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        @Grey: Sweet, thanks Grey! One more: who do you prefer ROS between Betts and Joc?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Betts

  87. Chad says:
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    Keeper points league

    Ellsbury or Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  88. Fox says:
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    Is it worth dropping one of my superfluous outfielders (Joc Pederson, Curtis Granderson) to grab a freshly dropped Anthony Rendon?

    And would you immediately start him, or wait for him to go on a tear before inserting him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him in coors over Joc

  89. Greys bum hair says:
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    Early keeper question

    6×6 with OBP

    Can keep 3

    Trout round 1 (2016/2017)
    Springer round 15 (2016)
    Correa round 20 (2016/2017)
    Sano round 19 ( 2016/2017)
    Jose Fernandez round 14 (2016/2017)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Correa, Springer

      • Greys bum hair says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. Jim Dolan says:
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    Side a or b keeper trade. Keeper round in ()

    a. Schwarber (23) and McCutchen (3)
    b. Machado (6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  91. Cheese says:
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    Standard 12 team H2H 6×6 +OPS

    I give Adrian Beltre and Garrett Richards
    I get Freddie Freeman, Dustin Pedroia, and AJ Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  92. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Would you trade Justin Upton for JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, but it’s fair

  93. J-FOH says:
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    Franco to the DL? Get Mike on suicide watch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pray for him!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: no sharp objects within 50 feet of mike for the next few days. If we could only get Amaro fired…I cant think of anything else to help him through this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s difficult for him because when he thinks of Maikel, an object sharpens

  94. torenado says:
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    12 team Dynasty league (keep everyone forever), Starlin Castro… Drop?

    I have Sano (SS eligible this year in Yahoo) on my minors roster. I have a good lead going into the last few weeks of regular season for 1st seed in the playoffs. I know I am going to be sorry later for dropping him now and no idea what I would do for SS position next year, but feel like I just can’t carry him going in to the playoffs.

    Other options would be to drop a Holds pitcher (temporary solution till someone comes off DL) or drop Revere or VMart who are currently riding my bench.

    c gattis
    1 goldy
    2 odor
    s castro
    3 torenado
    o Crush Davis
    o Cain
    o Blackmon
    u T. Frazier
    u Ortiz
    b Revere
    b Vmart
    dl matt holiday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, drop a Holds guy

  95. GhostSurfer says:
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    Would you give up my Josh Donaldson for King Felix and Melancon – would pick up Alvarez or Polanco off waivers as well….

    Felix is struggling big time – think he may be hurt or just bad stretch?? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  96. GhostSurfer says:
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    How about Joey Bats for same dudes? I need a quality starter and saves guy. He also has MadBum and Grienke, but I doubt he would part with those two.
    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade for Felix with a top bat…I’d trade for a lesser pitcher with a lesser bat

  97. GhostSurfer says:
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    Grey, I am fighting for first in all 4 of my leagues and your tips (and the entire Razzball staff) has been a huge help in managing these teams all summer. If you ever get to the Lake Norman area of North Carolina let me know and the drinks will be on me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely!

  98. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Ugh, just lost Maikel Franco in the middle of my semifinal playoff match. Sadly, he is droppable with just 3 weeks left in the season.

    I still have Longoria (more like Shortia this year), but would love to add a backup 3B to play depending on matchups. Points league, here is who I am debating:

    Enrique Hernandez (116 points/150 at bats)
    Jed Lowrie (111/108)
    Brock Holt (236/343)
    Danny Valencia (167/204)
    Schoop (127/145)
    Cesar Hernandez (208/303)

    Please rank your favorite 3 from these options. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Valencia, Cesar, Kike, depends on needs

  99. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Some tasty batty call choices for this eve, much better than the dross I had to choose from yesterday:

    Michael Taylor @ Col Hale
    Hicks @ NYY Sabathia
    Coghlan vs. DEt Anibal
    Kiké @ Oak Dubront

    Who do you love?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: The hittertron purrs with agreement. Or at least that’s the type of sounds I imagine a lecherous machine whose two main pursuits in life are perving on Rosie from the Jetsons and making accurate hitting matchup algorithms makes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  100. Brushback Changeup says:
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    Rendon benched today at Denver. GRUMBLE.

    Patience running very thin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So ridiculous

  101. Knucks says:
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    Can you pick three of these guys ROS in a utility slot:

    Piscotty, maybin, Carlos Santana, k. Davis

    Leading most batting categories but trying to stay afloat mostly in RBI and AVG… Who would you drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Piscotty, Santana

  102. Nightpandas says:
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    Drop Revere for:

    Hicks
    Odubel
    Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Hicks

  103. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    man, baseball teams are such liars, they call it a bruise for about a week, now it’s broken, huh? liars. unless he broke it since the MRI this is b.s. and should be explained, but i’m sure it won’t be. anyway.
    1. 20 team H2H redraft where i already have yelich/stanton/grichuk/franco for 2 DL slots. I’m in 1st place so can maybe wait for grichuk, but i’m guessing franco is dropped here right?
    2. 10 team NL only with burnett/myers already on DL for 2 slots. team is also in 1st. h2h here too. drop which?
    3. drop kahnle for axford yet again now?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        2. Then drop Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Drop Franco 2. Drop Burnett 3. Yeah

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Grey: this lineup with hits, bb’s, total bases, slugging and OPS added.
        schwarber
        c-santana
        forsythe
        sandoval
        suarez
        OF piscotty/bruce/coghlan
        util beltran
        BN yelich
        DL stanton/grichuk
        options: blanco/rasmus/cron/bradley/venable/dietrich/d.murphy (LAA)/suzuki (he’s playing i believe in yelich’s spot)/sizemore/almonte/shaw/alonso/saladino
        if i add a 1B schwarber could slot into OF sometimes, with c-sant in C spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s your question?

          • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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            @Grey: which of that list is best to replace franco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blanco

          • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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            @Grey: i never got to the 4000 level at fantasy baseball college to remember the rule 284: in instances of a player being injured, and his team lies about it and 7 days later calls a bruise a break when it was always a break (bruises don’t break on their own in a week i’m pretty sure) simply replace with best player that rhymes. easy peasy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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                @Grey: does anybody even understand what the point for PHI was to call a break a bruise for a week? did they have something to gain, other than making damn sure they look like stupid assholes? I understand why sometimes it might benefit a team to spread misinfo, but how did this help them?

  104. Dommattingly says:
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    Would you add D Holland to start vs SEA tomorrow or take a wait and see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait and see

  105. Dommattingly says:
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    Also drop Revere for M Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: THANKS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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            @Grey: even with span being back soon, or maybe i missed it and he’s not back soon.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You can’t pick up Taylor for Coors series then look elsewhere?

              • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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                @Grey: i forgot about coors, makes sense.

  106. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey need to drop one. H2H Redraft, Lucroy/Gatttis/Welington Castillo? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: Yea i figured what a Shame….thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. Long Bawls says:
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    In the postgame Girardi was going on and on about how A-Rod is getting more comfortable using his lower half and finally seeing results. Guess that explains the oats he stuffed into his pants before doing his home run trot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  108. J-FOH says:
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    got any new netfliz suggestions

  109. Cosart Sucks says:
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    look who’s back 6, the FARQ with the leverage. Crow bar that shit dude!

  110. Annie says:
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    Grey-

    ROS, VMart or Castellanos?

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Annie: V-Mart

  111. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    14 team league with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added. 5 moves per week. jepsen gone but i’ll grab rondon to protect my perkins as 4th closer (finally we hear why he’s been shit for a few weeks, same as last year with this neck thing). drop soler for any of beltran (all righties this week)/rasmus/valencia/taylor?

  112. Corey says:
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    Next year, who is a better keeper, Schwarber or Soler and is it close?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Corey: at this point schwarber but we said the same thing about Soler last year. Its tough, you might want to hit up Mike tomorrow

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