I’m picturing Droopy Dog saying, “Going down,” to my Excitement for Jose Fernandez.  My Excitement for J-Fer is hooking up with a strobe light honey at a club, and my Excitement for J-Fer’s friend later tells my Excitement for J-Fer, “She was cute, except for that protruding Adam’s apple.”  My Excitement for J-Fer just got a $300 red light camera ticket.  My Excitement for J-Fer put the green trash can at the curb the day it was supposed to put the blue can and then puts the black can at the curb the day the green can was supposed to go out.  My Excitement for J-Fer exclaims, “Why can’t I even throw out the trash right?!”  My Excitement for J-Fer sighs and puts an emoji in its text messages that symbolizes its childhood hero Hulk Hogan being a racist.  As you’ve likely heard, Fernandez is out indefinitely with a bicep strain.  Hopefully, he can be fine for next spring, i.e., I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t return this year.   Otherwise, as the old beer jingle will tell you, J-Fer, the pitcher to draft when you’re DL’ing more than one.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the post, just wanted to share a bit Razzball news.  Frequent commenter, Teddy Heater (real name!) won a contest with DraftKings to throw out the first pitch at this Saturday’s Angels game, and here he is doing just that, rocking a Razzball jersey.  For those wondering how he pitched, he would be the best arm in the Mariners bullpen!  Anyway II, the roundup:

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 1 RBI and 2 steals (13, 14).  Damn, he’s running like he ran for Junior High Class President four years ago!

A.J. Ramos – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 18th save.  After all the hazarai I went through with Morris and Dunn, this schmohawk, Ramos, just comes along and saves another game like it’s nothing.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start, but you have bigger trouser oranges than me if you started him here.

Hector Olivera – The poster in the movie lobby just has Olivera’s picture with the words, “Coming Soon.”

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  You, “Well, Grey can’t complain about Effin Stressbird after that start.”  Yeah, except in a weekly league I didn’t start him.  *lines rusty nails up on desktop, bangs head repeatedly on desk, looks in mirror, resembles Abdullah the Butcher*  Where was Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department when I needed him?  “I was at P.F. Chang’s for my 24th birthday.  Scorpion bowls, baby!”  Thanks, Kev.   So, obviously Strasburg is back, and now form a prayer octagon with me that he stays solid the rest of the season.

Denard Span – Still dealing with back problems, which is code for Michael Taylor (1-for-4 and his 14th steal) is not leaving the lineup for the rest of the season.  Mr. and Mrs. Span, this is what happens when you name your kid after The Noid.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-4 and his 8th and 9th homers.  Maybe because this game came against the Rockies, but I thought about how Zimmerman feels like a guy the Rockies make an awful trade for so he can play 1st base.  The only thing stopping the Rockies from being bozos about acquiring Zimmerman, a position that has been a memorial to Todd Helton for years, is the Nats are bigger bozos and signed Zimmerman to an awful contract.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Yesterday, was apparently Old Timer’s Day at Nationals Park.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5 and two solo homers (24, 25) and, like, his 18th homer in the last week.  There were some real outspoken people when I said to buy CarGo about how he was done.  Those people Keyser Soze’d up in here.

Bud NorrisOrioles released Norris.  This feels like one of those moves where you buy new kicks and put the old sneaks in the closet for a rainy day, but that rainy day never comes and eventually you’re like, “Yeah, I can throw out my old sneakers.”

Ubaldo Jimenez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I was at this game (for the aforementioned Teddy Heater first pitch) and I have to say I didn’t see any of the game.  J-FoH sat between me and the field, which was enough to label the ticket obstructed, but on top of that DraftKings didn’t exactly buy the contest winner a front row seat.  We were about even with the left fielder down the 3rd base line in the ‘crane your neck’ seats.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 runs and yet another home run, his 29th, and his 45th homer since the break.   Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx and a steroids needle that Barry Bonds threw out in 2003 are standing on a cloud in heaven, smiling down on Davis.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer.  Hasn’t looked like the 2nd coming of Jesus Alou since his trade, but it’s still early and could be getting hot again.

David Freese – Progress on his finger has stalled.  Someone hook some jumper cables up to his hand!

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  He’s having one of those seasons that has him about identical to last year, which had people excited about him in the preseason, but still feeling like a disappointment because he’s not going to the next level.  Like Trump saying he respects women by saying he’d sleep with his daughter, Ivanka, if she wasn’t his daughter.  Now that’s some next level shizz.

David Murphy – 3-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  In related news, Victorino and DeJesus dragged their fingers down the lineup card and sighed.  There’s always tomorrow in the game of, “Who the hell knows who The Sciosciapath is going to play next?”

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th homer, and stole two bases on Saturday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.400 and leading off.  Mean’s while, Utley has returned as the highest paid bench coach.

Will Venable – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 10th steal.  After giving birth or watching his wife give birth (I don’t know, I just skimmed the news on him), Venable is back and has been hot, stealing bases and giving names (to his baby).

Keyvius Sampson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  For some reason, he sounds like a basketball player.  “Keyvius takes it to the hoop, and draws the foul.  Here’s hoping he practiced drawing a pirate.”  For more fantasy basketball talk, there’s JB.  For more Keyvius talk, he should have solid Ks (8+ K/9), but had a 5+ ERA in the minors for multiple years, so I’d be careful in mixed leagues.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I picked him up to stream for this game, but got cold feet at the last moment and dropped him ten minutes before games locked.  After seeing what I missed out on, which is meh, I think I made the right move.

David Peralta – 5-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Sometimes I get questions about owning more than one player on the same team, and my answer is always, it doesn’t matter.  For instance, I’d own the entire Diamondbacks outfield.

Mike Napoli – 0-for-1.  Acquired by the Rangers.  I think it’s fair to say the Rangers have no game plan other than wanting to get the old gang back together.  How long do we have to wait for the re-signing of Juan Gonzalez and the hiring of media relations adviser, Milton Bradley?  Well, maybe 18-24 months for the latter.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 33rd homer.  Damn, and still has two working hamstrings.

Jesus Montero – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Has hit well since his return from the minors, and could be a rising schmotato.  In most mixed leagues, I’d still just watch him.

Cliff Pennington – 0-for-1.  Blue Jays acquired this member of the White Men DGAF About Me Country Club and plaid-pants wearing, Cliff Pennington.  Bit of trivia about Cliff Pennington:  when he goes number two, he yells, “Fore!”  He’ll platoon with Ryan Goins, and carries no value outside of AL-Only leagues.

David Price – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  This weekend joint of the Jays vs. the Yanks was like Alex Papadopoulos vs. Cashman, and Cashman looked broke.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and yet another homer, his 31st.  F5!

Jose Bautista – 2-for-4 and his 26th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend.  F me for trading him away for Strasburg.

Marco Estrada – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Masahiro Tanaka 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  After the Blue Jays swept this series in Yankee Stadium, vintage Steinbrenner would’ve fired Girardi, Cashman and said something vaguely racist about Tanaka.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Nope, he won’t stay healthy, but what are you?  A doctor?  The CEO of WebMD?  Who cares if he stays healthy, he has a 1.77 ERA on the year.  Own him.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer and 2nd homer in as many games.  Carpenter’s been an odd duck this year.  He has power that he’s never had before, but hitting .266, which is low for him.  His peripherals look like he’s become a different hitter this year, more Ks, more fly balls and less ground balls.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  JB and I talk about Nelson on the podcast that’s coming later today.  JB is Bud Fox and the Brewers are Bluestar.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two more homers (10, 11).  July 15th through August 15th will forever be known as the month of C(K)hris Davis in the year of CK One, one year after the death of Domonic Brown, who has since been reborn in the form of a hitter whose swing isn’t obscenely long.  To be or not be isn’t the question, Khris or Domonic is the question.  I think they’re both capable of ten homers the rest of the way, which is huge from this point forward, but Davis is at least playing every day, whereas the Phils are playing games still with Brown.

Alex Gordon – Took batting practice in the cage.  Is he being held captive by The Others from Lost?

Danny Duffy – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.19 vs. Jose Quintana 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This was a matchup billed as, “Hey, that guy is on my waivers, and has been decent…And I still don’t want him.”  The font on the playbill was 5-point to fit in the matchup title.

Jeff Samardzija – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Get Samardzija the Samardzija off my teams!

Jose Abreu – 0-for-4 and two homers on Saturday.  I’d be very3 happy if he gets to 30 homers on the year.  Like through the moon happy like Neil Armstrong when he accidentally put his foot through the cardboard moon where they filmed the landing.

Chris Bassitt – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  Between Bassitt and Pomeranz, the A’s are best in show!  Really liking what I’ve seen so far from Bassitt, dawg.  I still wouldn’t start him in away games (except for Petco, Metco, etc), but as a MediOAKer, I’d start Bassit every time out.  Definitely over any Marginer.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and also homered on Friday.  Could be a very light schmotato, and definitely worth looking at in deeper leagues since he’s playing every day.

Edward Mujica – 0 IP, 3 ER and blew chunks/save with a home run to Colby Rasmus.  Mujica is such garbage that garbage calls him up and asks him politely to be less garbagey, because he’s giving garbage a bad name.  I grabbed Pomeranz for saves, but looked hard at Fernando Rodriguez too.  On a related note, stash Sean Doolittle now.

Mike Fiers – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the A’s that punted offense for characters from a SkineMax film.   The Stream-o-Nator loves Fiers’s next start, but it’s loved all of his starts this year, so, sorry, Mr. Robot, I’m not falling for it.

Michael Cuddyer – Will be activated from the DL today.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he doesn’t make it to September without an injury.  You know you can’t handle any of that action, just like Cuddyer can’t handle action, period.

David Wright – Set for his rehab assignment.  He’s now officially had more blurbs about his health in the last two years than he’s had about solid offensive games.  Yo, ack Wright, Charlie Blackmon!

Grady Sizemore – 0-for-3.  I almost wrote his name Grady Ziering, because Grady seems like he starred in a nighttime soap a few years ago and now can’t get work.  Yesterday aside, he has been hot schmotato’ing for a few days now (three homers in the last week).

Richie Shaffer – 3-for-3, 3 runs and his 2nd homer.  Sadly (for him), he hasn’t started since last Tuesday (when he also homered) because the Rays are only using him vs. lefties, which makes sense since they’re in a pennant chase and can’t afford to play a rookie to see what he can do.  Right.

Mat Latos – 4 IP, 6 ER.  What a disappointment.  Like the new Dre album.

Howie Kendrick – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring strain.  Don’t worry, even with a Kendrick DL stint, there’s ways for Mattingly to continue to bench Guerrero.

Jim Johnson – 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  My condolences go out to his owners in Holds leagues.

Jung-ho Kang – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Do you think they’re secretly filming Jung-ho as a remake of Gung Ho in its reverse?

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, as the Pirates swept the Dodgers.  See, Dodgers, all you needed was to trade for Aramis, not half the league.  Aramis is the magic elixir, or at least that’s what I thought as a 17-year-old in Jersey.

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .307.  I wonder if Cevelli gets back to the clubhouse after every game, expecting Alyssa Milano to jump out of a giant cake.  Maybe when you follow Martin to Toronto in a few years.

Jake Arrieta – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  He’s the Compton songs with Kendrick Lamar on them.

Starlin Castro – Benched for three consecutive days.  It’s one thing when a hitter is nursing an injury.  It’s a whole nudder shituation when they’re getting straight benched.  If you haven’t already, now is the time to stash Javier Baez, Castro’s about to become a platoon infielder.

Bruce Rondon – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday, because Alex Wilson has shoulder fatigue.  Wilson knew there was a problem when he woke up the other day and his shoulder hit the snooze button.  I’d grab Rondon in all leagues in case Wilson can’t NoDoz his shoulder.

Rajai Davis – 0-for-3, 1 run and his 17th steal as he hit leadoff and Gose (0-for-3) moved to the nine hole.  Honestly, I don’t care who Ausmus hits leadoff, but I sure as fudge wish he’d choose one guy and stick with him.

Miguel Cabrera – Will run the bases on Tuesday.  This is huge news because he’s never actually run the bases before in his career.

Henry Owens – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  That start was ‘Robbie Ross Jr. coming in with the bases loaded’ away from being ugly.  Owens could have a nice career, but unless you’re playing in a league that averages fifteen years worth of stats together to find a winner, I wouldn’t touch Owens in mixed leagues without the Stream-o-Nator‘s consent.

Justin Masterson – Designated for assignment.  That assignment is to phone twenty-nine major league clubs and to disguise his voice.  “I can’t believe Masterson is on WAY…VEERS… He should totally be PEEEEEEK’d up.”  That’s Masterson talking to the Blue Jays front office through his Autotune app.

Clay Buchholz – Hopes to resume throwing this Wednesday.  Great, I’m sure I’ll get an update from LinkedIn about it too.

Hanley Ramirez – Hasn’t started for two straight days after fouling a ball off his foot on Friday.  Hanley could get a day-to-day injury from opening a piece of mail.

Mookie Betts – Hopes to return on Tuesday from his concussion.  He better, he better, he Betts.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Yeah, but only one walk.  What a loser!

Koji Uehara – Took a pitch off his wrist so he’s out until Tuesday at the earliest.  Or Ueharliest.  I’d grab Jean Machi and Junichi Tazawa, likely in that order after Tazawa was hit hard on Saturday and came into the game in the 8th yesterday.  Uehara says he could be back on Tuesday, but this is the kind of injury that could easily lead to a DL stint.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  At some point in the last week, the Indians GM woke from a nasty hangover and realized the trading deadline passed, so he traded Swisher and Bourn to the Braves.  Not directly related to Ramirez, except the Indians are looking to the future now and Ramirez has been leading off with Kipnis shelved.

Abraham Almonte – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games and perhaps the only time he’s hit two homers in two games in his career since he’s more of a speed guy.  With Bourn gone, Almonte is the center fielder in Cleveland and my kind words for him end there.  He could hit seven homers, steal twenty bases and hit .240 over the course of a season, which won’t happen unless the Indians play a 1400-inning extra inning game where Almonte gets 450 ABs.

Chris Johnson – 4-for-4, 2 runs as he came over from the Braves.  Swisher and Bourn for Johnson is the classic, “Your headache for my hemorrhoids” trade.

Jerry Sands – 1-for-4, run and homered on Saturday as he took over Swisher’s vacated spot.  Jerry Sands sounds like a pen name for someone who writes for one of those free magazines you get in your Vegas hotel room.  “Hey, baby, Jerry Sands says the Rio buffet is great!”

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Twins, ERA at 3.46 and record at 7-12.  Thinking Kluber might be on the outside looking in on the Cy Young award this year, unless Keith Law’s plot to take over the world with pomposity and arcane words succeeds.

Ervin Santana – 2 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  This Ervin is like magic as seen at a party hosted by the clown from Capturing the Friedmans.

  1. slimbo says:
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    In a 8 teamer Would you drop Pineda Harrison Gordan or Travis to stash doolittle?

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Your association isn’t random, Sands is indeed a casino conglomerate http://www.sands.com/index.html?

    Poor Grey, your brain has been programmed by The Man, and you don’t even realize it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Yeah, I know the Sands, don’t think there’s a Jerry Sands in their family though

  3. Wilson says:
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    Yankees sucks these days… I have Gardner and A Rod.

    How do you think of them for ROS?

    I need R HR RBI but they provided almost zero to me recnetly…Thanks

    • Wilson says:
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      And, A Rod for Archer if i also need K, fair?

      • Wilson says:
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        Archer trade was rejected.

        Trade A Rod for Cueto if I need W QS K, fair ?

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @Wilson: Wilson… you’re trading a decent 3B with zero upside for star pitchers? Are you surprised you’re getting rejected?

          • Wilson says:
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            @CMUTimmah:
            A Rod is good this year… and the team with Cueto ‘s 3B is Sano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I’d take Cueto

  4. Marti says:
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    Do we see Seaver if howie Kendrick is on d l

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Marti: kike starts over a-guer.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Marti: Tom Seaver is 70 I doubt he comes out of retirement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Seager? That would be nice

  5. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    14 team league with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added. replace tucker with any of rusney/odubel/dom B?

  6. Solarte from San Diego vs Joc Pederson going forward. Joc has dropped faster then a fat kid running in flip flops. Is he even ownable or stash him for now. I was calling for LA to send him down a few weeks back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut eastwood: Ha! I’d go Joc, but would be looking to move on from him

  7. Wilson says:
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    Who has higher chance to get closer job soon? Thanks.

    Romo, B Rondon, Tazawa, Machi, Pomeranz, F Rodriguez

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Wilson: Rondon, Machi, Taz, Pom,F Rod

      • Wilson says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Is Romo impossible to be a closer?

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Wilson: no but Casilla has a long leash. There was speculation earlier this season when Casilla had a bad stretch and they stuck with him.I gave you the order i would pick them up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Agree with Toe Knee

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: wilson is being reported better, so rondon should move down that list.

  8. Wilson says:
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    Just grab Zimmerman from waiver.
    Is Zim a hot flyer now? i really need homers now.. thanks.

    • Wilson says:
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      And, A Rod or Zimmer for ROS? thanks

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. Who do you like ROS?

    1. Miller
    2. Osuna

    I like Osuna better and Toronto’s chances.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Hotels are a great American institution. You can enjoy great food made by world-renowned master chefs, sleep on the most comfortable beds known to humanity and be disturbed by the maid when trying to masturbate.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  10. Foxy says:
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    That must have been awesome for Teddy to throw out the first pitch!! Good for him. And a hell of lot better form than a whole bunch of the celebrities that throw out first pitches!!

  11. Eric says:
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    Need steals: Drop D Gordon for Cesar H?

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Would you wait for the news that they’re shutting down JoFern, or sadly just drop him, in a roto redraft?

    Also – if you need AVG (but counting stats too don’t hurt), would you roll wig Darnaud, Cervelli, or Jaso as your C2?

    Thanks! That Razzball jersey rocks!

  13. The Fifth Girl says:
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    I can’t believe I fell for the old Samardzija trick and picked him up for his last start. Yay for Strasburg, and I’m lighting votive candles for Miggy.

    Funny write-up, as always. Thx.

  14. rock mobster says:
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    Pickup Wright for the bench over Headley or Pedro Alvarez?

    Same question of Schoop over Alexei, Kang, Lindor or Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rock mobster: Hold…Schoop over Turner if you need power

  15. JvanSlyke says:
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    Maybe it’s that my expectations were so low but I’m loving the dre album. Right now the Ice Cube track is the only one I skip. Love the Premo song, Kendrick on Deep Water, For the Love Of Money, beat switch on Darkside and Its all On Me.

    Would you own Yelich over Calhoun or Eaton?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JvanSlyke: I liked For the love of money the first time the hook was used, all the Lamar tracks are solid, they’re not catchy enough for me overall, but I guess they could grow on me… Yelich over Eaton

  16. SO says:
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    Trade joc for gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SO: Sure

  17. papasmurf says:
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    Another Rondon for (not a great grip on) closer? Please! Grabbed Bruce for Mujica alongside the other Rondon and A Wilson. Ugly SAGNOF city haha.

    The guy who owns Jim Johnson put him on the bench for yesterday cuz he needed a P slot to start Henry Owens. Normally he starts JJ everyday. Amazing. These lucky breaks never happen to me.

    I thought Raj and Gose were platooning. When a lefty goes, Raj leads off and Gose leads off when it’s a righty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, very ugly, and likely to get uglier… Yeah, on Ausmus, Rajai and Gose…Like their splits matter that much, they’re speed guys, just leadoff Gose

  18. Chris says:
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    Good morning Grey…
    In what order doyou like the below players going forward:
    Dominic Brown, Shin-soo Choo, or Aaron Hicks?
    Thanks!

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: Khris Davis can be an option too. thanks!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Chris: Davis Brown Hicks Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Depends on needs…Davis

  19. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, Latos vs Cin or Iwakuma vs Bal this week?

  20. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you feel about Drew Smyly upon return?
    Anything to see with Jake Peavy?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Peavy is a home streamer, I wouldn’t own Smyly until I saw something

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Smyly is pitching like crap through his three rehab starts, but the bigger factor is the Rays have no reason to rush him back. Wouldn’t be shocked if he doesn’t pitch at the MLB level this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not stashing him anywhere

  21. Paul says:
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    is it smart to add Jung Ho Kang or Odubel Herrera for my SS for the rest of the season and drop Johnny Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Depends on needs

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey:
        Need SS, there is also Cabrera doing well and Addison Russell
        My offense is well rounded just need the best hitter. Stick with peralta or move to one of these guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Asdrubal

  22. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Catcher question: R Martin seems to have run out of gas. Drop him for Wellington or hold.
    Thanks.

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Dangerfield51: I have owned Martin all season. He is on my bench, with Castillo starting over him for now. I haven’t been able to drop Martin yet. I wouldn’t advise you do it either. He has gone through several slumps this year but has always come out of it.

      • Dangerfield51 says:
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        @Elliot:
        Thanks, I also have owned Martin all season but 2 for his last 19 has me looking at other options. But I don’t want to carry 2 Cs. I’m 13 & 4, best record in a H2H 10 team points league. So maybe I’ll just hold for now.

  23. The Tycoons says:
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    Soler or Dom Brown (16 team Head to Head) for the upcoming week?

    Brown is heating up and Soler has been a huge disappoint other than his recent 8 game power-less hitting streak.

  24. McNulty says:
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    would you start Heyward or Soler this week? Both have six games, both face one ace, but Heyward is facing 4 lefties

  25. Lville Jim says:
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    Nice jersey, same can’t be said for those shorts though.

  26. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Things I Keep Track of For Some Reason:

    That was the 12th time Chris and Khris hit HR on the same day.

  27. Swfcdan says:
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    ” Like Trump saying he respects women by saying he’d sleep with his daughter, Ivanka, if she wasn’t his daughter. Now that’s some next level shizz.” .

    So Trump said Ivanka sleep with Ivanka? Haha.

    Calhound dog or Gardner ROS. Expect Gardy to bust out of this slump soon?

  28. Hawk says:
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    Morning G-man and the resta you guyzzzzzzz….

    TL;DR summary: Drop Alex Wood for Jaime Garcia in a keeper league where Wood isn’t a keeper?

    In Grey’s Jaime Garcia blurb he says (and I’m quoting here) “he has a 1.77 ERA on the year. Own him.”

    Would you pick up the aforementioned Jaime in place of Alex Wood of the Los Angeles “Throw 4 good innings and get hit in the 5th” Woods? It’s a keeper league but Wood’s probably not a keeper soooo more of a Rest-of-season question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Sure, Garcia…

  29. Swfcdan says:
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    Casilla just blew up again last night, surely it’s time they make a change now? Tony I mean Sergio Romo or Earl I mean Hunter Strickland.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Going by usage appears to be Romo? Been utterly dominant lately too.

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Grey: Think the change has been made? Can’t see why they shouldn’t go Strickland-Romo at the end of games now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @Grey: Whatever’s growing inside of that head of Bochy is severely compressing his brain!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                But it’s so roomy!

  30. MACMAN says:
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    Joc Peterson is droppable at this point, correct?

    • ashtray says:
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      @MACMAN: Wondering the same thing. Dude can’t even hit righties anymore. I promised myself that I’d turn him loose if he couldn’t do any damage to Charlie Morton yesterday. He stole a base. Does that count?

  31. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    Great write up as usual, I ended up with Ellsbury as part of a trade in this OBP league but since he and the Yankees don’t even run anymore would you just drop him for Gregory Polanco at this point? 0 steals since he got back over a month ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Thanks! I would not drop Ells

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Duke: If you REALLY need steals, I would drop Ellsbury for Polanco. If not, Ellsbury is slightly better in every other statistical category.

  32. Shaggy says:
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    Jesus Montero worth keeping in a 16 team Dynasty?

  33. Wilson says:
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    A Rod or Ortiz for ROS , I need homers. Thanks

  34. Harris Kiperman says:
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    Todd Frazier has reached a new level of consistency. Back to back weeks of less than 2 fantasy points, in the H2H format. That feels almost impossible for an everyday player. I’m sure this week, when I finally bench him, he will break out of this slump or whatever you call this. If you are reading this Todd, and I suspect you are, I don’t even want those points anymore. So there is that!

  35. Trump Y'all says:
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    Hey Grey, Bassitt over Aaron Brooks ROS?

    In a 12 team keeper H2H, looking to add depth to my pitching for the playoffs.

    thanks!

  36. ashtray says:
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    I’ve been only playing Joc Pederson when he’s up against Righties and that isn’t even working anymore. Drop for any of these guys:

    Justin Turner (back wednesday?)
    Khris Davis
    Gerardo Parra
    Kang
    Domonic Brown

    Also, lose Carlos Santana yet for Wellington Castillo or Yasmani Grandal?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Davis…Hold Santana

  37. Wilson says:
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    Cueto or Lester for ROS?

  38. Green monstah says:
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    Hey grey hope you had a great weekend!

    In a h2h points league with a weekly roster which 2b are you adding & starting this week? My regular 2b recently got injured & I’m not risking it in the weekly league.

    Available options: Yangveris Solarte, Brandon Phillips, asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker , Odor or Jonathan schoop.

    Now for the OF side of things. We start 4 OF’ers my #1 is locked in (that’s Bryce Harper.) jay Bruce is locked in too, now my Question marks are puig & joc pederson. Would you consider benching one of puig / pederson or both?

    – if I bench both I could move Hanley Ramirez from DH to one of the OF slots then put Carlos Santana from bench to DH
    The other slot I could add an OF to start this week; Grichuck, Shin Soo Choo, Dom brown , khris Davis & David peralta are options too.

    Lastly who are you starting this week ; I stream 2 start pitchers Hector Santiago or Matt shoemaker?

    Thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Green monstah: Phillips…Bench Pederson, Davis…Don’t know SP matchups, Shoe

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        The SP matchups

        Shoemaker (@ chi town & Chris sale , start 2 is @ KC & cueto)

        Santiago (@ chi town & rodon , start 2 & KC & ventura)

        I know this isn’t baseball related but have you watched the League?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… I’d go Hector…Never seen it, any good?

          • Green monstah says:
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            @Grey:

            Yes I reccomend it, the characters are out there but it’s a funny show

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool, maybe this offseason I’ll check it out

  39. Swfcdan says:
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    Much difference between Cano and Kendrick ROS?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Swfcdan: Kendrick has a strained hammy so Cano.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Cop out answer! Who’s better if he isn’t hurt then Grey, are they close?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cano

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Swfcdan: How is picking the healthy player a cop out. I wouldn’t trade Cano for Kendrick but I would have traded Kendrick for Cano pre injury.

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: since one IS hurt why is that cop out anyway? you’ll have to wait till the one gets unhurt. and i’m a doctor, so i know what’s going on with hurt vs unhurt.

  40. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Can you rank the following RP, ROS:
    Perkins, Street, Tolleson and Giles.

    Thanks!

      • JSF says:
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        @Grey:

        Not sure I agree with you Giles though. He just had a 4-save week with 10 Ks and just closed 3 consecutive days (7 Ks). Looking pretty good to me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck getting 4 saves from a Philly closer every week

          • JSF says:
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            @Grey:

            Well obviously.

            That being said, Giles has the best stuff of any of them and is in no danger of losing his job or sucking.

            He’ll get lots of Ks and should convert when he gest opportunities. Phillies are also playing a lot better of late. Pretty amazaing that the Phillies closers have not blown a save yet.

            I’d much rather own Giles than Tolleson, at the very least.

            To each his own though,

  41. Paul says:
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    will jose peraza get called up to play 2nd since kendricks just got hurt? good speculation grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Sure, try it, likely Kike though

  42. Strolg says:
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    HAPPY RUBBY STREAMING DAY EVERYONE! MOW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: Nice video pull!

  43. bobo says:
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    In a keeper league, who wins: Kluber for 2 more years or Addison Russell, Joe Ross and Adam Eaton (or Kang), all for 3 more years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobo: Kluber

  44. Jon says:
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    Fernando Rodriguez over Shaw or Allen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Shaw

  45. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up BB?
    Hope you had a good weekend.

    Gimme some for the Bassitt hound! Hasn’t been often this year I’ve gotten pitchers right, but I picked up this dawg before it was cool.

    Between him and Khris Davis it could be potentially somewhat possible that my team doesn’t outright suck! How great is that!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Nice! Be interested in seeing Bassitt on the road, not trying to jinx, just interested… How was your weekend?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Agree on Bassitt. I’m starting him in a weekly @ Baltimore my guess is he logs a pretty run of the mill QS, 8 baserunners, 5Ks….

        Weekend was good, but my wife and kid are sick so my dog and I had to take care of everything all weekend.. But a man does what he has to ya know?

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Sorry to hear the wife and kids are sick man. That’s never a good situation. “Dog Watch” here all weekend. She’s doing better. Got the tubes removed on Saturday and all sutured up. Doing a lot better, but still about a week away.

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Peter Nincompoop: Great to hear, Pete! She’s already forgotten about it, I promise you….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope your dog carried its weight… Agreed on Bassitt, might be BCS

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: He actually made more work for me, unfortunately.

            I sent my pooch to the grocery store with $100 and a pretty simple list, I thought. An hour later he comes back with, I kid you not, 10 pounds of fresh mozzarella. 10 pounds! That’s it. Spent $100 on cheese.

            Other than that he was pretty helpful around the house.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not to mention, he bought the most expensive mozzarella! $10 a pound? What was it, bufala?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: He says to me “I get the burrata, because I can taste the difference”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn, my dog can’t even tell the difference between parmesan and pecorino

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Ha! Well you can tell your dog he and I have something in common.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pecorino is woodsier, c’mon!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: G, I can’t taste anything but fresh mozz right now. I’ve still got 8 pounds left and it doesn’t keep well.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You need to open a mozzarella stand…Basically a lemonade stand, but with mozzarella

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I mean I guess at this point I’m just trying to get my money back. I could even sell it at a slight discount to move it.

                    Remind me never to send my dog alone to the supermarket again.

                    • Grey

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                      Lucky he didn’t bring back 20 pounds of beef jerky is all I’m sayin

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: True, my friend. You always find the silver lining

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Glass is half full…In this case half full of mozzarella

  46. Swfcdan says:
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    Jerker, Scooter, Kike, or Jonny (Giovatella) if Kendrick hits the shelf? OBP, and TB over HRs.

  47. Five-On-One says:
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    Desperately Seeking Saves – Is McGee’s save last night indicative of future use, or just a night off for Box? Box has been pretty bad lately. His last four appearances have resulted in 3 IP, 9 H+W, 1 K, but only 1 ER. Who is a better add at this pont McGee or Bruce Rondon?

  48. JoeG414 says:
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    FYI : Quintana has given up 18 first inning runs this year. Just Inexcusable .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: Regular ol Carrasco

  49. Zach says:
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    Dump Vizcaino for Kahne?

  50. Clint says:
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    So, I know it’s almost impossible to predict what guys will do post-TJ surgery but based on pure repertoire, would you say that what J-Fer’s done on the field this year is what we could expect Darvish to do in 2016 w/a slightly bumped up return time? Or does his stuff project more like Corbin/Moore? I’m thinking of stashing him in my h2h points keeper league going into the offseason because even if he only returns as a serviceable SP for half of next year, in my league he’ll be valuable due to all the arms sucked up already & he’d be a huge keeper heading into 2017 regardless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Question mark, just stash him

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Clint: darvish was much better than moore ever was when healthy. corbin too but to lesser extent. i’m not claiming he’ll be right back to that right away of course.

  51. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Lucroy droppable for a guy like cervelli yet? Thanks and keep up the good work.

  52. Kendrick Llama says:
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    OPS league who do you like most for ROS?

    Khris Davis, Brown, Paulsen, Tucker, Peralta, or Yelich?

    Drop Sal Perez for Wellington? OPS

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @Grey: looking for someone who will get on base and help the OPS don’t need too much power

  53. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Teddy el guapo Heater. Great pic there.

  54. PED Inc. says:
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    Gotta lose one of these to pick up another RP, Alex Wood is killing me. Who would you drop ROS, H2H redraft. I’ve already made the playoffs so I really don’t need to win the next couple weeks.

    Latos
    Tyson Ross
    Wood

    Best RP available are

    Tolleson
    Ziegler
    Giles
    Aj Ramos
    Jake McGee

    Hold or make a move?

  55. Jigboy22 says:
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    Lovin the Usual Suspects reference!

    ROS, Iwakuma or Robbie Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jigboy22: Thanks! Iwakuma, likely based on matchups though

  56. Jason Morgan says:
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    Who would you rather have next year, Hamels or Strasburg?

  57. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, how do you think about Yankees for ROS?
    They were swept by Blue Jays and 7 more games before the end of season.

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        nice

      • 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: writers tend to take those who/what/when/why/how categories quite seriously. oh yeah, F NYY, good night.

  58. Sange76 says:
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    If you were pretty much a lock for a mid playoff seed, would you consider trading Scherzer for, say, carrasco and Carlos Gonzales in a head to head points league?

    C Perez
    1b pujols
    2b kipnis dl. Forsythe
    3b Seaver
    Ss Desmond
    Of a jones
    Of Bautista
    Of pollock
    Utility Abreu
    Utility Sano
    Bench p. Tucker
    P scherzer
    P. Areieta
    P Lester
    P wacha
    P Nola
    P buerhle
    P Robbie Ray
    Rp tolleson
    Rp Allen

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sange76: I would if I needed a bat, which it doesn’t seem like you do

  59. omar says:
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    Eaton or Parra ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Meh, toss up…Parra

  60. Wilson says:
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    Gardner or J Upton for ROS?

  61. Khris Davis or Jorge Soler ROS?

  62. ashtray says:
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    Would you want Betts or Parra ROS?

  63. Jumbo says:
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    Drop puig for cuddyer, choo, k.davis, polanco, or Valencia? Roto, h2h. He’s batting under 200 last 30 days
    Thanks dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I wouldn’t

  64. G says:
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    Some guy in my league dropped Mujica for Pomeranz.. I have Doolittle in my DL slot. Should I put in waiver for mujica or does this team know something I don’t know. Also, would you drop shaw for Mujica?

    • G says:
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      @G:
      Meant to add that I put in for leake who was dropped, with intention Of dropping by Wei Chen. Should I go for both Mujica and Leake dropping shaw and Chen. Or should I hold shaw? How would you rank priority of the Leake and Mujica adds if I can’t get both. I only have kimbrel, shaw, and Doolittle after axford and clippard lost save opps. Thanks as always

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @G: Grab Mujica, hold Chen

        • G says:
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          @Grey: @Grey:

          So does that mean you would drop shaw? And prefer Chen over Leake rest of the way? Thanks again

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Drop Shaw…Chen over Leake

  65. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Walker or Nelson ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  66. Wilson says:
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    Brandon Crawford is good this year.
    How do you rank him now? (He seems not in your 2 half top 100 list.)

  67. Sherm says:
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    First, congrats on Teddy Heater and Razzball’s big Orange County appearance.

    Also, thanks for the roundup on all the streamers– I am thinking about moving on from Heaney but I didn’t see anyone better.

    So here’s the question:

    a) drop Wade Davis to handcuff Bruce Rondon to Alex Wilson?
    b) Or just drop Wilson for Rondon?
    c) there is no c
    d) thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sherm: It was all Heater’s (real name!) doing… A) Rondon B) Hold D) No problem

  68. Swfcdan says:
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    I checked the splits on some of my lefties (Blackmon, Crush, Tex), realised they are all toast vs cack handers, I just don’t remember to bench them some days as their overall no’s are good. Really all lefty hitters suck vs lefties, so if you have decent bench bats do you try and swap out these guys when they are facing lefty starters? Figured I should have been doing this all season, but might as well start now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Just leave them in and hope they can face a reliever they can mash?

        • 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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          @Swfcdan: i’m sure this would be a good idea with lesser bats though, like say choo if/when he plays vs lefty, or tucker, the names above you gave are simply too good of hitters to do that with i think was bigger point. earlier in year blackman was supposedly gonna get platooned, but he wasn’t.

  69. Wilson says:
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    Trade my Gardner , D Gordon , B Crawford for Correa , Cueto if I need a good SP. Too much or fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  70. Bad News Sugarbears says:
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    i’m wondering if Jesus Montero is really in much of a platoon, in his 9 games back it looks like he’s started 7 of them (including 2 in colorado without the dh), and pinch-hit in the two he didn’t start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you seem to be right, I was looking at Coors and forgot there’s no DH there, my bad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I corrected the post

  71. Cdouglas says:
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    Can you rank Maybin, Aoki, C(k), D. Peralta, and Odubel ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel, Peralta, depends on needs

  72. Adam says:
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    Eaton,kris Davis,a hicks,m Taylor ROS?
    Thx
    Standard league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, depends on needs

  73. BornTooLate says:
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    Thanks for the awesome write up as usual. 12 team 6×5 h2h with OPS. I’m wrestling with some roster decisions as I head into the final stretch before the playoffs. Have been in 1st and 2nd place all season and slipped the last 2 weeks. 3.5 games away from a bye spot.

    C Hundley (finally dropped Vogt last week)
    1B Hosmer
    2B Odor
    3B Arenado
    SS Alcides
    OF Jones, Marte, Grichuk
    UTL Fielder, Lind
    BN Maybin, Parra, Pederson

    Just acquired Marte today in a trade, but I’ve been hurting for HR and RBI lately. A little overrun with a platoon outfield and 1B. Considering moving Lind, Maybin, and Pederson. My best FA options are Ryan Howard, Mitch Moreland, David Peralta, Aaron Hicks, Dominic Brown, Cesar Hernandez, Brandon Phillips.

    Any guys from my squad you think I can drop outright for a streaming pitcher spot? With 3 guys on the bench the last few weeks I’ve inevitably left counting stats on the bench.

    Damn…there is more. Quick closer question. I have Gregerson and after yesterday I can only assume he is on the hot seat. Who are you keeping an eye on for the next in line in Houston? Seems like a pack of rabid dogs chomping at his heels.

    Apologies for the long post. Thanks for all the help so far this season. I normally keep it short and simple, but this one is killing me!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin and Pederson are droppable…Peralta, Brown, though I don’t know why you’re carrying bench bats…. Not really on Gregerson

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @BornTooLate: Screen name a “Dent May” reference? Nice.

  74. dem ribbies says:
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    Other than Osuna, can you think of any SP eligible arms that might end up as closer by years end?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Grey: cmon predict the future . Dance monkey dance! Ha

        • 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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          @scott steelers: if perkins got hurt or was completely awful for a while it’d be may or jepsen, that’s likely closest.

  75. dem ribbies says:
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    and for 2016 – do you like Kang or Baez better?

    I feel crazy asking that but kind of feel that Kang is coming on strong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  76. Five-On-One says:
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    SP question, especially with Latos, and Fiers comments in today’s column.

    Please pick top 4, with SON values included:

    Fiers v DET ($18.3)
    Latos v CIN ($10.9)
    McHugh v DET ($8.5)
    BAnderson v CIN ($8.4)
    2-start CAnderson PHI ($7.1), PIT (-3.4)
    Tillman v OAK (-$5.1)
    Chen v OAK ($7.0)
    Rubby @ ATL ($3.8)
    2-start Zimmermann @LAD (-$0.5), @COL (-$8.5)
    2-start Sabathia @CLE ($2.1), vMIN ($8.6)
    2-start Wisler @TB(-$2.7), @SD ($1.9)

    Sorry for the long list of possibilities. Strictly following SON, would result in Fiers, CC, Latos and McHugh. Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, McHugh, Anderson, Tillman

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Assume Anderson of Brett (Not Chase)? Hate to sit Zimm, but @COL is too scary for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brett, yeah

  77. In Vogt I Trust says:
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    I’m in a 12 team keeper league and I was offered Jon Gray for K-Rod. Both are low round keepers for next season, regardless if I make the trade. I’m in sellers mode and just trying to stockpile young talent. Make the trade or ask for something else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get a different SP

  78. Corey says:
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    Was just reading through the comments and see you’re steering people away from Pederson. I’d have him for $1 in my keeper league next year but might be able to flip him for an elite SP via an owner who covets him. Of course, I could be giving up on a $1 OF2 who could hit 30 HR next year.

    Better to keep him or flip him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep him

      • Corey says:
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        @Grey: This is why I’m a paying customer. To get you to slap some sense into me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  79. Scott says:
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    While neither appealing…do you prefer Phil Hughes v. CLE or Samardzija v. CHC this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  80. John says:
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    Think you would rather own doolittle or kahnle once doolittle is back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kahnle

  81. Mike says:
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    Making a push for the last playoff spot. Lucroy is so hot/cold and im being generous. Ok to pick up Cervelli and drop Lucroy in a 10 team hth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. Eric says:
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    ROS: K David or Eaton. Think KD will hit over .260?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, depends on needs

  83. Dan Mullaney says:
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    Need some help on trade proposals. Want to know which side you prefer. This is a 3-player keeper league with round players can be kept in (). Want to know which side wins in each proposal. Thanks!

    Trade 1
    a. Kershaw (2), Soler (2)
    b. Machado (6), Lester (10)

    Trade 2
    a. Kershaw (2), Cano, Schwarber (23)
    b. Machado (6), Dozier (16), Carlos Martinez (23)

    Trade 3
    a. Kershaw (2), Soler (2), Cano
    b. Machado (6), Dozier (16)

    Trade 4
    a. Archer (8) and Rendon (16)
    b. Machado (6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all fair as I said in the forums

  84. Eric says:
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    Chances that A Wilson survives the season as closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      25%

  85. Eric says:
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    Sorry for typo, meant K Davis. Take him over Eaton, Choo? Thx.

  86. hankp101 says:
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    14 team H2H 5×5 where my SP is my strength and I’m a little light on for saves. Would you take Gregerson and Avisail for Salazar and Iglesias? player rater seems to think it’s a fair deal, but my gut tells me it’s not enough for Salazar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not enough

  87. Nightpandas says:
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    Afternoon sir.

    Which trade do you like better, been offered both. Need OBp, Slg, runs and its a keeper.

    A My Miggy for Frazier

    B My Miggy and Tulo for Frazier, Brantley, Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s 9:36 AM here…. Frazier, Brantley

  88. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank ROS for the following OFs: KDavis, Bourn, Gordon, Taylor. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, depends on needs

  89. scott steelers says:
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    Pick 2 ROS to hold onto. rusney, melky, R zimmerman.
    Pick 2 ROS to hold onto. Shelby, heaney, fiers, hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Rusney….Miller, Hendricks

      • scott steelers says:
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        @Grey: ok then would you rather lose fiers or heaney first? Will eventually need to lose both but just 1 til j harrison comes back

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heaney

  90. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    Fantastic write-up. Somehow my ratios absorbed Jim’s Johnson and I still won the categories. Please pick 3 to keep in a 10-team 6×6 (Avg and OBP for hitters) H2H keep forever league.

    Schwarber
    Rendon
    Carlos Gomez
    Puig
    Betts
    Buxton

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gomez, Puig, Betts

  91. Bobby's World says:
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    Grey!

    (H2h points with a weekly roster lock)

    I had to move players around on my roster & utility is empty who are you adding & starting this week:

    – osdubel Cabrera (@ Arizona: de la rosa, hellockson, Chase Anderson.)
    Series 2: @ Milwaukee : wily peralta, Jimmy Nelson, jungmann.)

    – Dom brown (same as osdubel)

    – Ryan Howard (same as above)

    – Solarte (vs reds; holmberg, lorenzen, shields.)
    Series 2: @ Denver: yohan flande, Jon gray, Chris rusin.)

    I was kind of leaning Solarte because of the Colorado series , but just want to see your thoughts, thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brown, depends on needs

  92. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    Great post per usual, Grey. I had an open UTIL spot with Choo, El Zombino and Davis all sitting out there. Felt like taking Martinez on one more tour of duty, but ended up switching to Davis at the last second all though the Hitter-tron loved V-Mart. Well see.

    Not sure if you’re a fan of either, but Twin Peaks and X-Files are both starting to film for their series’ in 2016. If you could only pick one to potentially be an extra in, which way are you leaning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I never saw either… I’m actually thinking about watching Twin Peaks this offseason, it’s on the list at least

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Never saw Twin Peaks? It’s great stuff, especially if you’ve liked David Lynch directed stuff in the past. The offseason would be a perfect time to get into it, especially with the 20-year reboot coming up next spring on Showtime. Have a good Monday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like Lynch…I’ve been meaning to watch it for years, I prolly will, right now I’m starting The Americans, maybe after that

          • LittleJoeyCora says:
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            @Grey: Just started the Americans as well. Looking pretty good so far!

            Also, can’t recommend Bloodline enough. It’s a bit of a slow burn, but the characters are so effin good!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bloodline was awesome, agreed… The actor playing Danny was amazing

              • LittleJoeyCora says:
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                @Grey: YES! That guy came out of nowhere! Mostly a character actor for the past 20 years, I’m guessing/hoping we’ll be seeing a lot more of him now (I saw he’s in the new Star Wars, so that’s somethin).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I think he’s Australian…I don’t remember even seeing him prior

                  • LittleJoeyCora says:
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                    @Grey: So they send us Yahoo Serious and Liam Hemsworth and they get to keep this guy (Ben Mendelsohn) all to themselves? No fair

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No longer though, so we’re almost even (not close; those bastards!)

            • Peter Nincompoop says:
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              @LittleJoeyCora: I’ll have to check out Bloodline. No regular TV for this Nincompoop. All Netflix or Hulu. Thanks for the recommendation.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Bloodline is great, you have to watch it

              • LittleJoeyCora says:
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                @Peter Nincompoop: HIGHLY recommend it! One of the best new shows I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t have the trouser oranges to fully ditch the cable TV yet, but with a few more shows of this quality, I’ll be free!

                You have any recommendations from Netflix/Hulus?
                (I tried Bosch on Amazon.. it was okayyy, tried Sens8 and couldn’t get through the first ep)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Happy Valley on Netflix

                  • LittleJoeyCora says:
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                    Okay cool, thanks. Will give Happy Valley shot.

                    Also been meaning to try out Rectify on Sundance

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Rectify is awesome too…First few seasons are on Netflix, start there

  93. PhilOssieB says:
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    18-team dynasty/$150 cap: I have R Zimmerman and Gattis for $12 through 2016. Shedding cap space and wondering — if I can’t trade them by deadline — if either are worth keeping at that price. Is Zimm’s MVP season coming?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm will prolly win back to back MVPs for the next ten years…Trade them if you can get something decent

  94. Jim says:
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    Wilson or AJ Ramos? or rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  95. Double H says:
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    Making deals in my deep roto to go for the win this year – which side do you like more: Ellsbury/Brett Anderson for Iwakuma/Eaton?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells

  96. Wilson says:
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    Who is the best 2B before Kipnis back? Thanks
    ValBuena , Walker , Odor , A Carbrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  97. Randy Bobandy says:
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    What if I AM the CEO of WebMD?

    And Syndergaard pitchslapped me pretty good, oh and I had Latos that day as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randy Bobandy, you should fill in on Shark Tank

  98. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!!

    Kang, Cesar or Y Escobar at SS ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  99. Five-On-One says:
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    Drop Bourn or Taylor for KDavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourn

  100. Atlas says:
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    Pick two G… I dare ya… I double-dog dare ya.

    Puig, Kemp, Calhoun, Grichuk, Sano, Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, Calhoun

  101. Scott says:
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    Miggy’s Clubhouse has been closed for repairs…

  102. Scott says:
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    So drop Mujica for Pom, or keep em both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  103. Jack says:
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    Byrd or K. Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  104. Matty says:
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    Really regretting trading away Thor for bullpen reinforcements now. Could have shipped a useless JFer for all of the Donkeycorns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  105. J-FOH says:
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    Where is the BFF photo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You put it in your post, didn’t you?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: not the one with the heart around you two I texted to you

        • J-FOH says:
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          @J-FOH: I meant the one with the heart around you two

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The one photoshopped by a 2nd grader? Yeah, left it off

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: how dare you slam the sweet tools in my phone….and Jay told me he didnt have time for me and my photoshop needs

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d like to see the gif Sky would’ve made from it… You need to utilize the people around you

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: sky wanted to photoshop our faces into a pic where I have you in a baby bjorn

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    @J-FOH: *wants to

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I wish you just had one so you could carry me around…Walking’s for sissies!

                  • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                    @J-FOH: I obviously have no clue, but on the Interweb, your guys’ (i.e., Grey and J-FOH) relationship reminds me of Bran Stark’s and Hodor in Game of Thrones.

                    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                      @Peter Nincompoop: The picks from the Angels’ game were awesome!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA! Yes, JFOH should be carrying me around in a wheelbarrow!

                    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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                      @Peter Nincompoop: Ha! Thanks Grey. That made my night.

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @J-FOH: J-Foh thanks for emailing all those pics. Bug and I had a good laugh about the 6th grade dance picture of Grey and I! Thanks again for coming out and supporting the cause, it was a lot of fun. I’m hoping that the Angels send over the video within the next couple days. If I don’t have it by Wed/Thurs, I’m going to have Shanon call his buddy that works for the Angels. Saturday day was his last day at Angels Stadium as he was promoted to Sac town, but he still works for the organization and has a little pull.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Teddy Heater: if he has some pull then the Angels need to get you in the bullpen!

              Always there to support the commenters…within reason,but on the fo reals it was great meeting you and your wife. When I drag grey to a dodger game you guys should come down being that its a lot closer to you.

              I can only hope that dance photo got put on the fridge. I might have to make that into a glossy

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I want it made into a sticker so I can put it on my garbage bag-covered algebra book!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I can put it on a coffee mug at walgreens

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ooh..And a keychain!

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: Great meeting you both as well, Bug had a good time as well (thankfully she’s not high maintenance other than sunscreen for the plethora of tattoos) We’d be down for a Dodger game, as long as we’re not baking in the sun. The only baking I like to do is with my homies, (loved that you had that Grey!) The picture is definitely making the fridge! I’m going to run it down to Things Remembered and get the keychain engraved first!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ooh…Things Remembered! Good call! Btw, I have those Baking with the Homies cookie cutters but haven’t used them yet…I kinda don’t want to take them out of the package…

  106. Derek says:
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    Lester vs J.Zimermman
    J.Upton C.Gomez
    Grandal Heyward
    Betts Gio Gonzalez

    Who wins this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  107. Jack says:
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    Which Hernandez – – -Cesar or Kike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  108. ebudz says:
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    Whadddupp Grey!

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

    Thanks for helping me win last week! Won by 7 points despite some negative outputs from Chavez, Latos and even Noah!

    1. Here’s are the back-end guys of my staff and is it safe to say Latos is the most expendable this week? They’re all starts except for maybe Latos’s second one @OAK (-6.1) right?

    Corbin vs. CIN (10.9)
    A. Wood vs. CIN (12.6)
    Garcia vs. MIA (16.4), vs. SF (10.5)
    Latos vs. CIN (10.8), @OAK (-6.1)
    B. Anderson vs. CIN (9.8)

    2. Can you help plan out my streamer starts again this week? Please pick the best 1 or 2 guys from each day!

    8/11
    T. Walker vs. BAL (22.6)
    Hellickson vs. PHI (12.9)
    Y. Ventura vs. DET (9.2)
    E. Ramirez vs. ATL (6.9)
    D. Haren vs. MIL (1.8)
    J. Ross @LAN (-6.8)

    8/12
    C. Anderson vs. PHI (7.1)
    R. Iglesias @SD (4.2)
    Gausman @SEA (1.7)
    Nola @ARI (-1.5)
    Wisler @TB (?)

    8/14
    Teheran vs. ARI (14.2)
    R. Ray @ATL (6.1)
    Chavez @BAL (6.4)
    R. Ray @ATL (3.0)
    Gausman vs. OAK (0.3)
    Shoemaker @KC (-10.5)

    8/15
    McHugh vs. DET (9.2)
    Hughes vs. CLE (9.1)
    B. Anderson vs. CIN (9.8)
    Shoemaker @KC (-13.3)

    8/16
    Fiers vs. DET (18.3)
    J. Ross @SF (-1.6)

    8/17
    Heaney vs. CHW (12.3)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oops! Robbie Ray is actually @ATL (3.0)** on the 14th, not a (6.1)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Latos is expendable…. 2. 8/11 Ross… Gausman… Ray…Anderson…Fiers…These are all pretty meh

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brotha! And damn I’m noticing that high SON values don’t really seem to mean much anymore ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They do, just not the ones you chose

  109. SallyCips says:
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    So many closer questions…

  110. Scott says:
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    Start Vidal “If you don’t look good, we don’t look good” Nuno at home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. Hit man hart says:
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    would you trade samardizja or Shelby miller for Tex? I have plenty of pitching options

    Currently at first base I have belt and davis , outfield is belt/Davis, soler, eaton, soler, Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  112. uh oh says:
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    Uehara to the DL,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, ugh

  113. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Thanks for bringing a little grey to my otherwise sunny Monday morning.
    Have a two-fer for you…

    1) You starting Severino this week? (@CLE, @TOR) 15 teamer, in need of Ks and Ws (have decent ERA and WHIP pad). TOR scares me, but maybe the unfamiliarity will help Sev?

    2) Need some HRs from my Util spot this week. Who are you starting this week between – Lamb, K.Davis, Torii?

    Thanks again! Really appreciate the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… 1) Nope 2. Davis

  114. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Happy Monday dude!
    After going 10-0 last week (thanks Well-hung-Jung!) I’ve got a pitching quandary this week with a bunch of high upside dudes facing fairly powerful teams.
    Which three out of these four are you going with this week:
    Severino (@CLE/@Tor)
    Shoemaker (@CWS/@KC)
    Eduardo (@MIA)
    Jungmann (@CHC/Phil.)

    I was leaning on benching Shoemaker, but then saw that Severino start at Toronto and am now thinking he gets the bench.

    What you say? See that half of Heltah Skeltah died today? I’m listening to the Nocturnal album as I enter data into a GIS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Sure, you can bench Shoe, it’s a toss up, I’d likely bench Severino… Sean Price died on Friday, didn’t he?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Could have been Friday, I just saw it today. Decided to buy a handful of Bootcamp LPs to add to the collection. Got Ghostface’s More Fish in the mail last week. It’s an incredibly hilarious and well produced album, even featuring a sample from Erick B & Rakim’s Know the Ledge from the Juice Soundtrack.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mail? What’s that? Featherbottom, you gotta try this digital music thing, it’s pretty solid… I might have to check out Ghostface’s, I usually love his stuff

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Vinyl, dude. I like digital for my iphone, but I forget what is in my collection if it is just on my computer.

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: @Mrs.Featherbottom: ugh, I didn’t know about Sean P until I read it last night in Ralph’s post. Got to shake his hand last year, he went on before RA when I saw him in Providence…More Fish is really good, underrated when you talk about Ghosts collection. I liked it almost more than Fishscale.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wow, up there with Fishscale? Okay, now I really have to check it out…

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Grey: I really like it. Grimey beats, good samples and I like Shawn Wigs. BTW, Only Built For Cuban Linx Pt 2 is better than the original too *ducks for cover*

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No reason to duck…Yes, that is crazy talk, but you’re allowed that opinion, even if it’s crackers… Totally messing around, I was never a huge Cuban Linx fan, and am always surprised we people name it a top 20 album of all time or whatever they name it…

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: yeah man, I dont get it. Not really in my top anything. Have you listened to part 2 tho?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I haven’t… I love Ghostface, but since I wasn’t crazy about Cuban Linx (I mean, it was a’ight), I didn’t see the need to go for the sequel

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Sequel is worth is, pinkie swear…yo im working on getting the roast online, you know I want your opinion

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I was gonna ask about the roast, dying to see it…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      BTW, you got me in the mood and I’m listening to Fishscale now

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Gonna try to youtube it tonight when i get out of work. Ill link ya

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, def

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Can they get past the kung fu sounds? Black Mozart’s aight, listening now

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just bought the Linx sequel to give it a try

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Kung fu is neither here nor there for me…I liked Mozart better than penitentiary

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: Ha my guess was you would like Gihad the best out of those 3, Mr. Tough To Impress

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m downloading it now, gonna give the whole album a chance

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She take a bone like a steak at Ruth’s Chris…I do like Gihad a lot

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Grey: when you dont like it, ill buy you a daquri for wasting your time and money

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Actually liking it so far, which is a good sign for a first listen

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I did start from the middle though, at Gihad

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Just wanted to jump in here if neither of you have heard this:

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like the artwork, if that counts for anything… Listening now…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Loving this, Noisewater!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Glad to hear. Mighty Agho and Three Lords are my jams.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I love jam!

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @nick the dick: Yeah, its pretty dope. The track “Greedy Bitches” is a riot.

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Mrs.Featherbottom: Ha yup. I like how you have to listen to him eat a bowl of cereal into the mic for no reason

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    @Nick — About Me on Linx Part 2 is my new jammy jam… I haven’t liked Busta this much in a minute

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You can do a find on your computer… Mrs., we need to talk…

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: I know. I ended up hitting up a bunch of friends during a road trip and picked up something like 3tb of music. Half of it is shitty Japanese noise music, some cool hiphop, and goofy ass indie stuff. It pretty much just became this agonizing thing trying to find music on my mac.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I have megbytes of music I never listen to due to dl/ing friends’ music… I have like every Beatle song ever and I don’t even like the Beatles

  115. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    I traded for Glen Perkins at the All Star break and he immediately imploded. Have you heard anything about why? I guess he’s a hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just a rough stretch…Hold

  116. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Drop Mujica for Rodriguez, Pomeranz, or Rondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  117. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you like more in a 10 man redraft standard 5×5 cat league , pitching is a premium.

    Cueto side
    Or
    Pineda, Berrios, Krod, Carrasco side?

    My pitching is as follows:
    SP: carrasco, arrieta, Richards, cole, Nola, Heaney, erasmo, Nelson
    RP: kahnle, krod, tolleson, holland, osuna, boxberger
    NA: McCullers and Berrios
    DL: Pineda

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  118. ERad says:
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    Keep your Summer/Fall 2016 schedule clear!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m already shopping for rentals

  119. Atlas says:
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    Has anyone else noticed that Mattingly is benching Puig every third game or so ? Mattingly… lol

    Hard to roster a player that sits several times a week ?

    I will literally try to avoid any position players that play for Mattingly in the future. If youre looking for a way to rank Springer vs Joc next year there ya go. There is literally no way to know what Mattingly may do no matter how talented someone is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, Mattingly’s a dipshit

  120. Nolan Arenado says:
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    It looks like Sale is healthy and just throwing poorly, am thinking of a buy low off of Beltre/Samarj for Sale. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

    • Atlas says:
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      @Nolan Arenado:

      I’m starting the maker of shoes vs him tonight. IDGAF

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  121. henncoop says:
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    Hope you had a great weekend!!
    Few questions for weekly league lineups ….thanks again for all your help thru this season.

    1. Pick 2 RPs – Cody 6 games ( 3 NYY; [email protected] Min); Tolleson 6 games ([email protected]; 3 TB); or Ramos 5 games (2 Bos; 3 @StL)

    2 Pick 2 SPs (SON scores included) – [email protected] Sea(1.7); Shoe 2 games @CWS & @KC (-21.2); Nola @ Atl (-1.5); McHugh Det (9.2); or Wacha Pit (13.7)

    3. Pick 2 SPs- Liriano @ StL(17.4); Hammel Mil (14.0); Corbin @Atl (10.9) or Ross with 2 starts (very tempting despite the SON) @LAD & @ SF (-6.4)

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! 1. Not Ramos 2. Gausman, Wacha 3. Liriano, Ross

  122. Scott says:
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    Ha. You got cold feet for Corbin and I got cold feet for Nelson yesterday. Win-win!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup-yup!

  123. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    dom brown or rusney if my OBP is my weakest area? other than marte/burns team hasn’t been great in steals in many weeks. even during dom brown’s hot streak his OBP is under .290. it’s possible dom brown’s greater RBI’s/homers are worth more. he has gotten more total bases per at bat over that same period.

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: bogaerts has also helped out with steals in last few weeks on this roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rusney

  124. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Long time reader, first time commenter…

    This is has been a terrible summer for hip-hop, first Pumpkinhead in June and now Sean Price over the weekend.

    And oh, thanks for Kahnle tip last week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username! No problem… You liking the new Dre album?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Ha, thanks!

        I haven’t listened to the Dre at all, and after some comments on here I’m not sure it’s worth it or not. That new Czarface has been my favorite album of the summer by far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Hmm, will have to check that one out

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Definitely should. Treat Yo Self! Appearances by Method Man, Gza, MF Doom, RA…something for the whole family.

            I will eventually talk fantasy baseball too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t need to, hip hop works for me… RA’s on it? Now I’m sold, love him!

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                RA has to be the best, right?

                I saw your conversation above about Raekwon/Ghostface…Czarface = Esoteric and Inspectah Deck by the way.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m listening to Cuban Linx Part 2 right now, so it gives you an idea of how behind I am

  125. McNulty says:
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    McHugh v. DET or Nelson v. PHI?

    • Scott says:
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      @McNulty: What year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  126. Dommattingly says:
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    Losing Uehara to DL…do i grab Clippard, Machi, or find a new SP in Fiers, Ubaldo, Bassit, Joe Ross, or Nola? BTW I have Holland, Tolleson, and Osuna as RPs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Machi for saves, Ross for SPs

  127. CMUTimmah says:
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    Just finished going all in…

    My OF is killing me since Stanton went down, so in the past two weeks I’ve turned Carpenter, Joc, Vogt, Burns (sagnof), maybin (cannon fodder) and Dickerson(china doll) into Russell Martin, Chris Davis, and Cargo (picking up David Peralta before his recent outburst). (For 3B I have Rendon/Schoop/and Kang as options, so I won’t miss Matty Carp too much)

    How’d I do?

    Keeper league/head to head (15 offensive categories)

    C: Martin
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Wong
    SS Tulo/Kang
    3B: Rendon/Schoop
    OF: Peralta
    OF: Cargo
    OF: Chris Davis (Stanton)
    Util: Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did well!

  128. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Kiki Hernandez or Yonder Alonso in my NL-Only? Yonder going to COL for the weekend, but facing 2 lefties.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder

  129. Tom says:
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    How long do you think they keep Buxton in Triple-A? Sept call up time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sept, yup

  130. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h with limited moves (budget for moves)

    1) Trying to strengthen the back of my rotation. The top 6 are already the boss (DeGrom, Arrietta, Hamels, Carrasco, Salazar, Kuechel). Right now the back of my rotation consists of Heaney and Nola. Here is their ROS probable schedule and a few available options.

    Heaney : @CHW, CHW, TOR, @CLE, @OAK, LAD, @SEA, @MIN, vSEA
    Nola : @ARI, TOR, NYM, SD, @BOS, ATL, WAS, @ATL, @WAS

    Nelson : PHI, @WAS, CIN, PIT, @MIA, @PIT, CIN, @STL
    J. Ross : @LAD, @SF, MIL, MIA, @STL, NYM, @MIA, MIA, BAL
    Shoemaker: @KC, CHW, @DET, @OAK, TEX, HOU, @MIN, @HOU

    I’m thinking I definitely need to drop one of Heaney or Nola for Ross. I can afford to sit Nola versus TOR next week and probably @BOS too.

    2) How would you rank these guys ROS when they come back: Smyly, Pinieda, Matz, Berrios

    3) Hold Soler or drop for Reddick, Yelich, Belt, R. Zimm, Choo, Eaton, Fowler, Peralta, Tucker

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Shoemaker over Nola and Heaney… 2) Matz, Pineda 3) Meh, Yelich, depends on needs

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for today , pick the best two :
    Gose vs Cueto
    Cron vs Sale
    Kelly Johson vs Gray- in NY
    K.Parker vs Niese – in NY
    F.Gutierrez vs Chen
    W.Ramos vs Anderson-LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FraGu, Ramos…Ugly choices, I’d likely just look at Hitter-Tron and go with what it’s saying

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I know, I already picked up Schoop.
        Could use a SB so Gose, but he’ s against S.Perez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Gose, may as well try it

  132. RG says:
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    Need to drop one of these SP in a 16 team head to head points league:

    Hammel
    Ervin Santana
    Karns
    Rubby De La Rosa
    Aaron Nola
    Luis Severino
    Brett Anderson

    I’m leaning towards Rubby or Santana. One consideration is I hear Nola has an innings limit. Also, I will have two minor league keeper spots, but eligibility is determined by MLB rookie eligibility, which I think will mean both Nola and Severino will be ineligible (bc they’ll have more than 50 IP this year).

    Any thoughts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

  133. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey Man,
    H2H,6×6, 12 team no bench. Would you take a chance on Asdrubel Cabrera over Erick Aybar for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would

  134. I’m in first, my pitching is set down the stretch, Abreu, Cruz, and Cespedes are leading my power barrage (with Sano and Correa helping). Speed is the only area I might need to address to pick up a couple more points. I can’t hang on to both Joc Pederson AND Anthony Rendon, can I? Especially if I’m trying to get speed out of 2B with Delino And Cesar. I can’t get doodly squat (pardon my french) in a trade for either of them. Who do you think is more likely to get hot down the stretch – Joc or Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc has more upside, but I’d want Rendon right now unless going for speed…If going for speed, I don’t want either of them

      • @Grey: Yeah, I guess even if Pederson starts hitting again it’s a long way back to the leadoff spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  135. David says:
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    In a keeper league, would you take Pederson and Franco while giving up Arrenado? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  136. Ashtray says:
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    Rather have tazawa over Ramos, Smith, or kahnle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ramos

      • Ashtray says:
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        @Grey: actually now it looks like its machi. Still take him over Ramos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Machi first

  137. pipa says:
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    Vogt droppable?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  138. Los locos says:
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    Box or frod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Box

  139. yb says:
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    Drop soler for khris davis?
    Drop Alex Wilson for pomeranz,Bruce rondon or hold and see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…Meh, prolly hold Wilson

      • yb says:
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        @Grey: tucker or soler

        • yb says:
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          @yb: Aaron hicks or soler

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hicks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tucker

  140. yb says:
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    Time to lose Chavez in 12 team h2h jb has him ranked 90th overall. Other options are fiers,ubaldo,gausman,ray,estrada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  141. Johnny says:
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    So since, during the weekend, Farrell has said Junichi Tazawa and Jean Machi would both be closer options with Uehara out ROS, do you like Kahnle better than those two if you could only pick one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Farrell said Machi… I’d take Kahnle

  142. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Playoffs start for me tonight (coming off a bye). Trying to maximize roster spots.
    In this particular league there are 4 weeks left in the season (2 more 2 week scoring periods).

    I currently have Joc Pederson, Corey Seager and George Springer on my bench.

    I already know from about 342 comments above that you are ready to move on from Joc. Do you think Seager or Springer will have any value within the next 4 weeks? I recently heard Springer was healing slowly and the Dodgers don’t seem eager to promote Seager (although that news can come out of the blue). Khris Davis, Adam Eaton and Dom Brown are available to add.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Davis, Eaton and Brown and lose the three you have since they’re not going to help you now

  143. ion says:
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    Put doolittle on DL or smyly. Saves/net saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

  144. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would you rather start Niese v COL or Kennedy vCIN today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Niese

  145. tooki says:
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    Pablo droppable 10 team h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  146. Stokes says:
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    Pick two
    Machi,kahnle,wilson,viz

    Pick one
    Machi,osuna,wilson,kahnle

    Shark or Joe Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machi, Kahnle…Osuna….Ross

      • stokes says:
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        Tda or castillo
        Team doesn’t hit a lot of homers 10 team [email protected]Grey:
        Alex wilson ,kahnle ,viz pick two

        Wilson back Tuesday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wilson, Kahnle

  147. the g men says:
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    Tda or castillo
    Team doesn’t hit a lot of homers 10 team h2h

  148. Grey- gotta pick one pitcher for a solo start this week, who do you say?

    A)Corbin @ATL
    B)samadjza vs chc
    C) there is no C
    D) A Wood vs Cincy
    E) j Zimmerman @LAD

    God help me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard choice…Wood, pun noted

      • @Grey: hep no clear cut winners in that bunch I was looking at Wood or Corbin due to match ups as much as anything

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s a matchup play

  149. slew says:
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    Guess you’ve seen that Peraza is starting tonight at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @slew: wow, i got one right.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: now i’m seeing update that kike will be first 2B chance, even though it’s not today him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not surprising

  150. goodfold2 says:
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    man koji sure did have more courage than thought when he said on friday he’d be back on sunday and that “my whole body is part of the glove”. guessing vizcaino safer for saves than tazawa though, right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: after adding either jose ram or kike in a lot of leagues last night i’m still holding kike since he’s still starting in CF and hitting the crap out of the ball, sound about right, even with peraza starting at 2B today (which was my first guess last night)? i mean, not bad idea to hold kike to see who’s really starting at 2B?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hold

  151. henncoop says:
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    Would Machi or Tazawa be the likely closer in Boston??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machi

  152. Derrick says:
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    Uehara is done for the year. Machi the add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  153. JP says:
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    Grey-Currently in 3rd nine points behind the leader 6×6 roto. AVG, OBP, HR, R, RBI, and SB. I am looking to move up in primarily in BA and OBP. Trade deadline is this week and I am looking to upgrade Rios I have stuck with him long enough. All things being equal would you target D Perralta, G Parra, or K Davis. It is a keeper league but I am only concerned with ROS. Thank You.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  154. Wilson says:
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    Start T Walker (vs BAL Tillman) or JRoss (vs LAD Greinke) on 8/11? Or both? I’m in a QS / W league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, unless they’re home

      • Wilson says:
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        Walker is at home (SEA)
        J Ross is at LAD

        So , is answer the same? Start J Ross , and sit Walker on 8/11? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start both

  155. SPAPS2 says:
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    Unfortunately in sell mode in my 12 team 7×7 league, get to keep 5 players with no draft penalties or anything. My crop of players to choose from is rizzo, adam jones, rendon, arrieta, pederson, dickerson, and wong. Having trouble picking mainly because of the two injury plagued seasons in rendon and dickerson . Who would you keep and who sell? cause im tryna load up on some draft picks before the deadline

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Jones, Wong, Pederson, Dickerson… Sell Arrieta and Rendon

  156. Bob says:
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    Do you see Doolittle taking the closer role when he returns or will he do little? See what I did there? Lolz…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I do

  157. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Parra or K.Davis ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs….Davis

  158. Assy says:
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    Once the tears dry from my eyes and I can see the wire, who would you pick up to replace Howie (don’t like me now)? Tossing it up between Brandon “please don’t barf on my shoes” Phillips, King Kang, and Lindor…. feeling like Lindor might be the sneaky play here. Is Lindor mi amor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  159. BringBobbyCoxBack says:
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    First off Thank you to all your work and advice on the blog, big fan here.

    Secondly, this is my team: (I’m currently in 1st place by 2 games and I’m way out in front after that, but recently got offered this:

    His Shelby for my Reyes

    C – Schwarber
    1b – Prince
    2b – Wong
    SS – M. Semein
    3B – Donaldson
    Of1 – Trout
    Of2- Jupton
    of3 – Crash Davis
    Util – Edwin (a trade you advised me to take for my Jacoby, (thanks))
    Bench: Kris Davis

    SPs: G-Cole, Arrieta, Noah, Salazar, McHugh, Shelby, S-Wright, Leake
    RPs: Casilla, Osuna, Kahlne, Alex Wilson

    Should I make the trade, or would I be putting a strangle on my pitching?

    • BringBobbyCoxBack says:
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      @BringBobbyCoxBack: I meant HIS Reyes for my Shelby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Reyes

  160. nightpandas says:
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    Which side do you like in this keeper trade?

    Hanley/Walker/Scherzer/Hammel

    vs

    Tulo/Dozier/Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  161. nightpandas says:
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    Which side do you like in this keeper trade?

    Miggy/Jones

    vs

    Frazier/Pollock/Brantley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  162. dem ribbies says:
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    Who you like btwn:
    Rizzo $19 and Abreu $27

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  163. Slimbo says:
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    Which side in a keeper

    Scherzer or syndergard/Russell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

      • Slimbo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man glad I pulled the trigger

        Pretty happy with scherzer kluber and bumgarner as my top 3!

        What side do you like in these offers…

        Gallo or springer

        Lindor/grichuk or upton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer…Upton

  164. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    did teddy have that jersey made on his own or is it something being added to t-shirt buying section?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teddy’s wife sewed the letters on

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: that’s cool, i need to learn how to do that, i’m trying to make a regular jacket into an Upright Citizens Brigade one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome!

  165. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    20 team dynasty with defensive stuff and OPS, and BB’s. have to have 3 or 4 bench bats out of 4 bench spots to prevent SP hoarding (it’s bad enough out there for SP if you need one, i was happy to find r.iglesias for his last 2 starts)

    zunino (at this point he’s only around since A. large prospect status and it takes catchers awhile sometimes, and B. constant playing time, netting very many putouts and assists in defense, he’s one of best in league actually at this)
    fielder
    forsythe
    andrus
    franco
    LF choo
    CF hicks (very happy to have found this guy, leonys/ozuna were my last CF’ers)
    RF tucker
    util beltre
    BN c.gimenez (this dude is a catcher who’s hot as F, is starting half the time, and steals sometimes), j.ram, yes…many (used waiver to grab a couple of weeks back)
    DL stanton/profar
    NA tapia/n.williams/t.anderson/gallo

    Drop anybody to add rasmus/d.valencia (since choo and tucker both don’t play vs lefties having another LF isn’t bad idea, and valencia is hitting in prime lineup spot). Both come off waivers tonight. Also, my waiver is back to 10th (till yes..many was dropped i was saving for some big names i won’t go into to enter yahoo in september), i’m guessing i should hold using it on valencia/rasmus even if one of those is an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gimenez for Rasmus or Valencia, that order

  166. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    holy shit, in one league i have franco WORLD EMPIRE (i have him in like 7, but still), beef (sits) well, d’arnaud (yeah, i know, but d’arnaud hadn’t done shit till today and beef only plays about 60% of the time), along with v-mart, while my opp has like 9-10 bench bats and 11 people with games today.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: and i’m winning total bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  167. cdouglas says:
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    So, when Olivera is called up… how would you guess he would rank against, say, Rendon for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon over him, Olivera is a flyer

  168. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    wow, two guys i’ve owned on same team multiple times in at least one league, enter a cage, which comes out more ownable, khris d or avisail?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  169. Psmith922 says:
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    Keep forever, 7×7, grichuk or j. ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  170. Erik says:
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    F5 made me laugh…

    I’m really hurting with DL players in one league. Currently in 3rd place but I have to do something about this and I’m not sure who to drop as some of these seem like good keepers next year or should be back/helpful this year:

    Devon Travis – $4
    Matz – whatever his ESPN cheatsheet price is next spring
    Pineda – $9
    Kendrick – wouldn’t keep as he’d be $11
    Turner – cheatsheet price, probably wouldn’t keep but he should be back this week
    Smyly – $9, should be back soon

    Who would you drop of these? We can keep as many players as we want up to $100. We have two DL spots but 6 players on the DL is too much to hold on to.

  171. Jeff says:
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    Corey Seager or Maikel Franco ROS? (Assuming Seagers gets the call within 2 weeks. I’ve been stashing him for 5 weeks in a non-keeper)

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Jeff: uh, the guy who’s been producing for months, with playing time, and who’s in MLB right now. i think correa may have snowed over some car windows here.

      • Jeff says:
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        I have Arenado and Machado, so I have no room for Maikel anyway, but he is available. Sano is my SS. I’m in third, I can afford to stash Seager. Hence the decision.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Jeff: you should’ve mentioned this is for stash only spot, when franco is twice blocked from even being on your roster. that’s a whole different question. Since Franco won’t play unless one of Arenado/Machado get hurt and Seager would play if either Sano gets hurt or Seager is outplaying Sano then yes, grab Seager, but he’s not likely up till Sep. But that’s not the same as “Seager vs Franco ROS”.

  172. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    drat, and i almost put holmberg in for stream today too, pretty cheap QS had i done it. SON hated it badly.

  173. nightpandas says:
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    Would you take A or B? I need to pick one (or none)

    A. Give Jones/Miggy get Frazier/Brantley/Shields

    B. Give Tulo/Miggy get Frazier/Brantley/Kang

    leaning B, (15 team keeper)

  174. Man, I cannot remember a more jacked up FBB season.

    Seems like I’ve faced every team in the league on their hottest streak.

    When I look at the standings overall, if it were a straight 5X5 or 6X6 league I’d be in 1st by a wide margin.

    I am really starting to hate weekly H2H/6X6 – stupid fantasy football players in my league. Don’t get me wrong – I am also a stupid FFB-er….I just don’t need my baseball sliced and diced into arbitrary weekly H2H portions to enjoy it.

    Holding on to 4th place, the last playoff spot, by a thread with arguably the best team in my league is a stressful way to go through the season.

    That said, I cannot wait to knock the #1 seed on his ass come playoff time….if I make it.

    Thanks for advising to hang on to Yelich. That said, I’m kinda glad I ignored you with Carlos Martinez after his back to back 7 ER performances.

    Good luck to everyone still in contention….at this point I need some luck….hell hounds on my trail.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the wrong post, btw

      • @Grey: yeah, I figured that out a few mins after posting the 2nd one. Been so busy I didn’t see that you had an update. D’oh!

  175. Ps – is it too early for a “what’s wrong with Mike Trout” question? I feel like it might be slightly early for that, but in the last couple weeks he’s had an 0-20 stretch, and it feels like a month+ since he’s had anything resembling a “hot streak”. I realize that all players are going to slump at one point or another – and that even the mighty Trout is not immune….but I saw some of yesterday’s game and he looks really, really off. The flailing away, multi-K games are very un-trout-like.

    So uh, yeah – what’s wrong with Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t have any of your delicious hot sauce?

      • @Grey: ha – not likely, no. If he did, I wouldn’t be asking this question since he wouldn’t be slumping?

        ;)

      • @Grey:

        Oh, wait – that was your answer to what was wrong with him. I see what you did there.

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