Yesterday, Masahiro Tanaka went 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I took some guff in the preseason for being down on Tanaka, in the non-sexual way.  I projected him for the line of 10-4/3.49/1.15/150.  His line right now is 11-6/3.57/1.01/125.  Yeah, I was waaaaaaaaay off.  Multiple A’s to allow time for an eye roll.  Kids write me letters and say, “Unkie Grey, how did you know what Tanucky (sic) would do so mediocrely?”  My answer is always the same, I’m a witch.  Then I continue, “No, that’s just a broom.  Male witches ride around on Vespas.”  Tanaka was an easy person for me to avoid this year due to his elbow tendon.  For 2016, sadly, I don’t see my enthusiasm changing.  Or at any point for him until he has surgery, rehabs for 12-16 months and then returns.  I wish he would, because I would like to get excited about him, but it’s just not gonna happen, said like Dana Carvey impersonating George H. W. Bush.  Now, excuse me, I double-parked my Vespa on Sandoval’s foot.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brett Gardner – Out with a jammed shoulder.  I prefer jammed strawberries, but to each’s own.

Mark Teixeira – His returning this season is in doubt.  Don’t remember that, but I fell asleep halfway through Doubt; the priest was a pedophile, Streep’s doing her acting thing and yadda yadda.

Nate Eovaldi – Unlikely to return in the regular season due to elbow inflammation.  He said, “My elbow feels like an airplane seat right after Sabathia stands up.”

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-4 and his 30th homer.  25 more clean homers to reach Barry Bonds career mark of 55.

Adam Jones – Sat out yesterday due to shoulder, wrist and vajayjay soreness.  Ever since people started calling a woman’s sexy parts a vajayjay, do you know who I feel really sad for?  The guy who works at my local 7-11 whose name is Vajayjay.

Chris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 41st homer.  In the 2nd half rankings, I said Davis was the kind of guy — ooh, wee, ooh, oooooh, ooh — that could hit 20 homers in the 2nd half.  I was wrong.  He’s up to 21 homers since the break.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  Would love, love, lurve to see Gausman go to the NL this offseason in a wonky trade.  Imagine him in Petco?  I’d need to go see my tailor about letting out my inseam.

Aramis Ramirez – 0-for-4 as he made his first career start at 1st base.  C’mon, Mariners, you know you want him to DH for you next year.  Stop playing coy.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Kang can hit!  And so can you!

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 3.28.  I knew Liriano had been struggling.  I don’t own him, so I, honestly, didn’t know exactly how bad he was struggling.  This was only his second start with ten Ks or more in the 2nd half and, in that time, he had a 4.50 ERA.  The why is fairly simple:  his BB/9 went from a 1st half 3.1 to a 2nd half 4.7, and his K/9 went from 9.8 to 8.8.  Maybe pitching coach, Ray Searage, decided to take off the water wings and watch Liriano flap around.  With that said (Grey’s turning around the ship!), I’d own him hoping last night was a sign he’s corrected himself.

Raisel Iglesias – 3 IP, 5 ER.  Please, someone get the Ghost of Marge Schott to stop trying to make #ghostlivesmatter a thing and scare Bryan Price into shutting down Raisel.

Billy Hamilton – Was activated from the DL and didn’t play.  Yay, weekly leagues!

Ryan Zimmerman – Was scratched yesterday with an oblique strain.  That will likely knock him out at least a week, prolly closer to a couple of weeks.  Ooh, the Mariners could get Zimmerman to DH for them next year.  Ooh, I know, I know!  Zimmerman DHs, Aramis plays 1st and Kendrys goes to the outfield.  Talk about athleticism personified!

Joe Ross – Moved to the bullpen.  The only other option would be the bullpen moving to him, which is a logistics nightmare.

Jordan Zimmermann – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He left the game up by six runs, then got a no decision because he doesn’t know how to win games, said Murray Chass.

Yunel Escobar – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .320.  And the award for the guy that no one wanted all year that should’ve been owned…Drumroll…Here it comes…Ugh, I think I forgot in my car.  Hold on.  *Goes out to my car, sees my neighbor, Sonia, a 75-year-old who sits in her car smoking*  “Hey, Sonia!”  “You leave Yunel on top of your car, I put it by your door.”  “Thanks, Sonia!”  There ya go, the answer is Yunel.

Noah Syndergaard – Will return to the rotation on Saturday.  The Mets said, “It had been almost forty-five minutes since our last rotation announcement, so we were due.”

Matt Harvey – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  My man is passive aggressive!  You won’t remove me from the rotation?  Fine, you’ll wish you had!

Lucas Duda – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup Department” said, “I’ve been reading the story of Mr. Met by my co-worker, A.J. Mass.  I’m not ruining the ending, but it turns out he doesn’t have gigantism.”

David Wright – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  I picked him up for this game in case Arenado couldn’t go, but when Arenado was penciled into the lineup, I dropped Wright.  That sounds like I’m blaming Arenado, but I’m not.  Giancarlo forbid.  I am highlighting that not only was Wright on waivers in my league, but I dropped him right back too.

Mark Buehrle – Had a cortisone shot in his shoulder and he will now hit 15 homers in the final three weeks.  Get him in your lineup!  When asked why he had a cortisone shot, Buehrle said, “Bautista and Edwin set up a lemonade-type stand in the clubhouse, giving them out…And…Well, they said it was going to a good cause, Taters for Tots.”

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I have my doubts about what else he can do besides the occasional home run, but I guess that’s all some of you need.

Kyle Gibson – 8 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  As a baseball announcer would say, “That was a gutsy start by Gibson.”  Sadly, none of my leagues have a Courage category.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, after homering on Sunday and Monday.  I sense a rising schmotato.

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  That’s cool, nice, weak adjective, but I’d strictly use Edinson per the suggestion of the Stream-o-Nator.

Steven Souza – Will play two more rehab games.  Looks like the team band has their leader for two more games!

J.P. Arencibia – 2-for-3, 1 run.  I’ve now mentioned him four times in the last week.  That’s it!  You’re on your own!

Daniel Norris – Tossed a bullpen session and Ausmus said he looked good.  You better not say that in Kentucky.  (Like they’d let the Jewish Ausmus into Kentucky — pfft!)

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last two games.  The King of SAGNOF may only wear a baby toilet seat as a crown, but he is still royalty and you will show him respect.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer.  Just Dong because someone has to.

Bruce Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd blown save.  He’ll likely continue to get most of the saves, but when you see his 6.23 ERA it’s a fair question to ask why.

Jesus Montero – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI as Jesus was recalled.  Is is Easter already?

Nelson Cruz – Remained out of the lineup with his strained quad.  Member when I was counting down to Cruz’s DL stint?  I didn’t factor in that rosters would expand and DL stints wouldn’t be necessary.

Taijuan Walker – 3 IP, 5 ER.  Ouch.  He looked about as in control as Tijuana is with their stray dog problem.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .254.  The average isn’t there as we’ve grown to expect from him.  The speed isn’t there either.  But the power is there.  Meatloaf never said one out of three ain’t bad, Choo.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer.  Hasn’t shown much power recently, but Moreland is the type to get scorching hot in the power department.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Tell ya what, Odor, that don’t stink.

Taylor Jungmann – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  “I’m going to leave my soda on the bar while I go to the bathroom in this Venezuelan steakhouse-slash-gang hangout.  Be right back!” *cut to five hours later* Hey, why is there so much light shining out of my eyes?  Wait, is my head a lampshade?  AHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Domingo Santana – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  When you don’t own Domingo Santana, an angel dies.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5 and his 22nd steal.  Now hitting over .350 in the last week and has two steals in the past two days.  Hot schmotato alert!

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4 and his 8th and 9th homers.  Uh-oh, shizz just got Realmuto!

Carlos Carrasco – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Ugh, did you people give me lip service that you were forming a prayer hexagon?  I’m not dropping Carrasco yet, but I have a feeling the next bit of news will be the dreaded shutdown.  Which is not to say Terry Francona will don a dreaded wig and announce Carrasco’s done for the year.  Well, actually, I wouldn’t put it past Francona.

Carlos Rodon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  How dare ye show up Carrasco?  How dare ye!  Sorry, Cougs likes when I get Medieval on her ass.  Obviously this was a good start, and I agree with the Stream-o-Nator about his next start too (also positive).

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Also in this game, Rob Brantly (1-for-3, 3 RBIs) hit his 1st homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this the first time similar sounding adverbs had homered since Hanley lazily and Pablo hungrily homered.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  I believe about a month ago I requested Abreu get to 27 homers on the year and I’d be happy.  I won’t pull the rug out from under him and say now I want 30 homers, but, well, I’d be your best friend if you get to 30 homers!

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer and 9th RBI on the year as he led off.  Yes, Mattingly actually thinks it’s a good idea to platoon a whole host of players in the leadoff spot.  You have to laugh or you’d cry.

Andrew Heaney – 5 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  In the immortal words of Chuck D, “Shut ’em down!  Shut ’em-shut ’em down!”

Corey Dickerson – 0-for-1 and didn’t start yesterday, but was activated from the DL.  Back in April, when he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, I said he’d only play a few more weeks and then get shut down for the season for surgery.  I was wrong.  He was shut down for months and never had the surgery.  Here’s hoping he does go under the knife this offseason, otherwise he could have a big red flag on him for next year.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 37th homer.  Screaming over gusts of wind, “I can’t hear you!  I have The Torenado!”

Jon Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks in Petco.  Elsewhere, Sonny Gray went 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.28.  Elsewhere still, Grey Albright made a Quiche Lorraine off of a Mary Berry recipe.  Good night for Grays!

Wil Myers – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Honestly, if he didn’t do something yesterday, I was going to drop him.  You bought yourself some time, Cockroach.  Sorry, have been watching Narcos on NetFlix and now I think I’m Pablo Escobar.

Stephen Vogt – Could be out for a while due to a foul ball hitting his testicles.  It hurts for him to just look at Semien.

Billy Burns – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Burns, Oakland, Burns!  I smell a schmotato going on!  First they’re guilty, now that homer is gone!

Mark Canha – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer and his 4th homer in the last eight games.  King Kunta he’s not, but Canha has the yams.

Gregor Blanco – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  He hit eighth yesterday, which is death in the NL, and I’d simply cyclops him in most mixed leagues.

Joe Panik – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer as he returned to the lineup.  Panik! at the Francisco is back.

Brandon Crawford – Left yesterday’s game with calf and oblique injuries.  He’ll likely be out for some time.  Gorgeous wavy hair can only get you so far, Crawford.

Cameron Maybin – Out a few games with a corneal abrasion.  Sounds like he needs a pedicure.  *Intern whispers in my ear*  Sounds like he needs an eye patch.  *Intern gives me a thumbs up*

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Lovely to see Nola bounce back from his last disaster.  He doesn’t need no FEMA!

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Hitting over .400 in the last week with two homers, he has speed and he’s mastered the confused/pissed off face.

Kyle Schwarber – 0-for-1 could return to the starting lineup today.  I look forward to watching him homer in every game the rest of the way on someone else’s team.  “Cougs, could you bring me my fake vomit?  I want to put it on my desk to visualize this queasy feeling I’m having.”

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Not to get all philosophical on you, but what if Hammel really is this yawnstipating?

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Castro hasn’t been playing every day, which makes it even more curious why he’s batting 2nd when he is in the lineup.  He’s been out of the lineup because he’s been lousy, right?  So, a benched player suddenly gets preferential treatment when they do play?  It’s Maddoning.

Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Can we just shut down every starter younger than 25 years old?  Verducci’s about to have a conniption.

Kolten Wong – Scratched again with calf tightness.  This should be celebrated because calf looseness and overall calf promiscuity is so rampant.

  1. The Theory says:
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    Me, as I skimmed through for players I own:

    Bad news, bad news, bad news… Thank God it’s football season!

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. Totally agree on Tanaka. I’m pretty sure he’ll go the route of Yu Darvish 2015 in 2016. Bold predictions for 2016 coming up soon?

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Top story: MLB is taking control over the Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt. What a week for him. First, McCourt loses his wife then he loses his baseball team. From the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat….In response to the take over, McCourt said “Well, on the bright side, at least I don’t have to walk through that scary parking lot anymore”.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey! With Zimmerman going down, who do you like in a re-draft H2H points league?

        JBJ, Conforto, Domingo Santana, Piscotty

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          JBJ

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Grey: Always goes for anything with a BJ involved…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Love me some Domingo on a sunday, but love it even more on a martes.

    Loving this Domingo-K.Davis combo. They switch days going off on big games. And they have such similar high power high K% profiles. When are you giving them a nickname?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: They need to earn it, or it needs to just come to me

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Davis? Domingo? Looks like a set of knockers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like on a door?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: like on a chest. DD?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A treasure chest? You’ve been filling in for Magoo too long!

  4. zymsbc1246 says:
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    Pedroia or Panik?

  5. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I’m sure I missed some announcement or something, but just in case I didn’t I’ve gotta ask. Did you guys actually forget to do the RCL post yesterday? I mean it is normally done on Tuesdays right? I only ask because I care.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: It’s a JFOH question, I’d ask him in the post he did do yesterday…My guess is he could only do one post

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I answered. I did both Monday but got data late so Jay put it off til today. Didn’t like doubling me up. Did he think I couldn’t handle the 20 comments between two posts? It’s September!

        • Grey

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          Word

  6. BambooLounge says:
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    Nothing like benching Schwarber for Beef Wellington b/c of injury concerns in a weekly lock only to see the guy come back sooner than expected. He’s going to go bananas the rest of the week now.

  7. fortheworld says:
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    why doesent david roberston get the save? 0.1 IP in a 7-4 win? asking due to a tight weekly race… saves could make the difference

    • Fungazi says:
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      @fortheworld: There are a few different conditions for a save, but from what you listed, it sounds like he didn’t get it because there was no runner on base. (Batter on deck needed to be the tying run).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fortheworld: He needs to start the inning or the tying run needs to be on deck

      • fortheworld says:
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        @Grey: thanks. i had no idea that was the rule. jus tthought if it was within 3 runs they got the save.

        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  8. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice vajayjay reference – don’t think I’ve heard that since 97. Speaking of my youth, I made the wife and I rooter floats over the weekend. Talk about a visceral experience. Immediately brought me back to age 9 and my infatuation with Greg Gagne.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: ^^^is supposed to say ‘root beer’ rather than ‘rooter’ which sounds somewhat sexually devious, yet up Kim Davis’ alley-hole

      • Scott says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: Yeah, I was wondering about that. LOL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Haha…Gagne is a nice name drop… What’s a rooter float? *reading next comment* Oh! Haha, yeah, that was kinky talk at first

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    Man it seems Chisox have had Carrasco’s number this year. Here’s hoping he isn’t shut down.

    Burns baby burn. Need some steals outta him more than homers. Leave it to the Smurf to complain about a good thang…

    Speaking of SAGNOFs, Carl Crawford fed his legs some hormones it seems. 3 straight games with a steal despite just one hit during the stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, too bad Mattingly can’t just leave him in the lineup

  10. The Marklar says:
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    Well played on the Souza music joke. Well. Played.

  11. Cdouglas says:
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    I didn’t notice what SON thought of the matchup, but that outing from raise the church hurt! I’ve been starting him with out consulting the streamonator as he has been lights out(!) but I’m wondering if it’s time to let go despite whether or not he gets shut down or hold off and see what he has left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cdouglas: Lose him in redrafts

  12. The People's Strudel says:
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    With Crawfords sweet, sweet flow seem to be headed to the DL (or the scrap heap for my team) who would you be leaning towards for the playoff push: Didi or Lowrie? Didi has been playing out of his mind but I hate how low he’s batting in the lineup.

  13. Swfcdan says:
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    Can’t afford any mistakes now, win and im in the playoffs, lose and im watching from the sofa (16 teamer):

    1. Start YoMierda against the A’s later this week? Been better lately, but I swear whenever I put that guy in my lineup he bombs.
    2. Bench Fielder for a hotter schmo like Gyorko/Crawford next few days? Prince has been doing nothing but hit singles for a month + now and I need speed especially.
    3. Trust Shelby against the Mets this week? Another guy I’ve found it hard to trust since I traded for him, and he hasn’t won in forever.
    4. Pitch Colon at the Bravos?
    5. Can I finally trust E Santana now against Chi Sox? After some shellackings he’s reeled off 2 straight dominators.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: 1. No idea what you’re asking 2. No 3. Ok 4. Sure 5. No

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: YoMierda=YoGa aka Gallardo starting at OAK this week. Is he a start or sit in a 16-teamer in a must-win situation for this week?

        Cheers,
        Ante

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          I’d start him, and pray

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Ante GALIC: This guy knows his Spanish! Yo Mierda = I (am) shit

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the weeks worth of answers answered in one minute, thats Greyt speed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. The Fridge says:
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    Anyone know why Michael Taylor’s 3 RBIs were taken away on the Cespedes 3-run error yet Harvey still got tagged with the 3 earned runs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Fridge: Depends on out of the inning

  15. Five-On-One says:
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    Couple of questions for today’s weekly deadline:

    1) Stupid Catcher questions – Arancibia over Grandal or Hundley? If so which one?

    2) Bruce Rondon or Jepsen for the next week? For the Rest of the year?

    3) Is Ziegler droppable (non-keeper league)?

    4) Last OF spot – Myers, Joc or OZUNA?

    5) Who sits at MI – Odor, Wong (injured?), Desmond or Alcides E (not so hot lately)?

    Thank you. Hanging on to first by a thread. Might not be able to hold on. Need all the help I can get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: JP…Jepsen…3. I guess but no idea for who 4. Ozuna 5. Wong

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: On question 1) I am in a 2 catcher league. So, start JP and which one of Hundley or Grandal? Both have been bad/nicked up lately. Also available on waiver wire are Rupp, J. McCann, Phegley, AJ Ellis, and other flotsom. JP for sure and then one more, please.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hundley

  16. Chris says:
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    I’m about to be in my H2H Pts playoffs. Scott Kazmir has been very average for a while. In fact, he hasn’t been good since the end of July. His next three starts are @ Tex, v. Oak and v. LAA. Is it safe to drop him for a Carlos Rodon. Other options are Quintana, McCullers, Kennedy or Corbin. Should I drop and for who? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, depends on matchups

  17. Wilson says:
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    So is Zimmerman droppable now? Thanks.

  18. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Move on from kipnis for odor or lawrie?

  19. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-upton, gomez, cargo
    util-hosmer, bogaerts
    dl-myers

    Hey Grey,

    Double-pronger here. Should I drop Vogt for any of the available catchers, and if so, what do I do with Myers since I can’t do anything until I do something with him? Drop him or Bogaerts?

    Available catchers:

    Hundley, Norris, Cervelli, Castillo, Pierzynski, Lucroy, Ramos, d’Arnaud

    Thanks!

  20. Lville Jim says:
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    Taylor Bungmann, streamed him for the second time in a month yesterday. Both times I’ve awoke to a sore ass and my pants around my ankles.

  21. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop Wong for Panik, Prado, Baez, Flores?

  22. Chris says:
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    Who do I drop to make room for Stroman in a 13 team 5×5 where the league will be determined by wins (sucks that it comes down to such a flawed stat)?

    Holland / Latos / Cashner / Tomlin

  23. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    It’s not all bad. I did some math on the Carrasco start. His K/9 was 16.88. That’s tremendous!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I’m here for, G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Phil’s the best!

  24. Votto you doin later? says:
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    I’m sitting in the middle of my bye week right now, gearing up for next week.. need some advice, it’s been killing me.

    Odor was just dropped.. Back end of my lineup in a 12 man H2H: J Turner, Grichuk, B Moss.
    I’ve been eyeing up Canha, Werth and Cron too. Just snagged Ozuna for Moreland.

    How would you rank Canha, Werth, Cron? I’m automatically putting Odor 1. Thoughts? Thanks dudes.

      • Votto you doin later? says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks dude, who would be your drop? Turner, Grichuk or Moss?

        Grichuk seems obvious since he’s PH only right now, but that could change in a week or so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grichuk

  25. SallyCips says:
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    Ooooohkee dokie, time to say goodbye to Crawford. He’s sitting on my bench and still getting hurt. It was a good rid, pal. Time to welcome back Segura to the fold.

  26. James McCann says:
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    feeling really solid after my odubel over wong batty call last night.

  27. Five-On-One says:
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    One more question for the day. McHugh has two starts this week – @OAK (SON value $7.0) and @TEX (-$10.8). So SON says sit for the week. But his last six starts have been really, really good. Ignore the robot on this one?

  28. Eric says:
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    ROS: Owned less than 50% of leagues, middle relievers for K, ERA, WHIP.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      I’d just look to rotate NL West RPs, anyone on SF/SD/LAD is usable. Venditte, Hochevar, JJ Hoover, and Jeremy Jeffress are some of my other favorites to rotate through.

  29. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey since i didn’t have a shot this year since i went all in last year (and WON thanks to your great articles), I traded a bunch of players for picks while keeping a couple nice keepers. In my 12 team keeper league we keep 5 players and can only own someone for no longer then 3 straight season. Every year the player draft value decreases by 2 rounds. Here is a list of 10 players i have to decide from…what 5 would you keep? Josh donaldson 19th round (2 years left), Lorenzo Cain 13th round (2 years left), Mookie Betts 20th round (1 year left), Billy Hamilton 19th round (2 years left), Joc Peterson 7th round (2 years left), Maikel Franco 24th round (2 years left), Addison Russel 24th round (2 years left), Greg Bird 24th round (2 years left), Zach Wheeler 23rd round (2 years left)

    • Henry Rowengartner says:
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      @Henry Rowengartner: i forgot to add Billy Burns 25th round 2 years left. We also do H2H 5×5 OBP instead of Avg

  30. Brett says:
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    Corey seager or odor?

    Thanks

  31. EA says:
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    Drop Pineda for Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: Meh, if you like

      • EA says:
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        @Grey: I’m in a league with QS instead of Wins and Pineda is screwing me since his return

  32. Scott says:
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    Ender Inciarte or Dexter Fowler?

    • Whatever says:
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      @Scott: I like Fowler better.

  33. ScreechOwl says:
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    September is the month for split loyalties, also known as rooting for two conflicting things at once.

    In one league, I’ve only got 20 innings left, and I plan to feed them all to Jake Arrieta Thus, it’s good for me if he only goes 6 innings per start, so I get four of them.

    In my main league, though, I’m projected to hit the innings cap just a couple of days before the end of the year, so I’m kinda rooting for Arrieta do his thing and get me more stats. I care more about winning the main league, but I’m ahead by more points in that one.

    Ooooooh, drama! I haven’t seen this much exciting drama since binging on ??? ? ?? while I was sick last year. I regret nothing!

    By the way, if you want to take a few days off from life to watch all of ??? ? ?? , no one is going to judge you, except for those who might judge you as awesome. Or as lazy, for taking a few days off from life to watch a K-drama.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ScreechOwl: I don’t follow what multiple question marks are

  34. Whatever says:
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    Hey Gray,

    Who would you start or sit?

    Lester @STL
    Happ @CIN
    Medlen vsMIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: I’d start none in some leagues

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Whatever: I’m starting Happ

      • Whatever says:
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        @Old School Brother: I hear ya fellas. I need W’s. So i am willing to take the chance on all three. its a ten team mix keeper

  35. Old School Brother says:
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    my OF is Jones/Crush Davis/Khris Davis/Ozuna/Burns/Austin Jackson

    With Dickerson coming back who’s the drop? Myers is also on the wire, is he better than any of the above?

  36. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Playoffs started in one of my leagues and I have some questions. Apologies in advance that there’s a few, but hey, it’s an important week!
    (6×6 H2H, OBP, QS)

    1. Drop Miguel Montero for Swihart?

    2. Can’t afford to wait for Brandon Crawford, right? Should I drop him for Gyorko, Yunel Escobar, Ryan Goins (could definitely use some SBs), or Jed Lowrie?

    3. Start Joe Kelly in Fenway today vs the 1927 Blue Jays?

    4. Start Burnett at home vs Brewers on Thursday? First game back off the DL..

    Thanks, as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: 1. Okay 2. Yes, Yunel 3. I wouldn’t 4. It’s risky depends how bad you need it

  37. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    A couple of batty calls for today in H2H playoffs (OBP OPS):

    1. My regular 2B Dozier v. Meh-dlen ($5.7 on SON) or gut call Baez v. suddenly hittable C-Mart?

    2. Pick 2 of the following to start: (a) Springer v. Brooks, (b) Peralta v. Heston in ARZ, (c) Blackmon in Petco v. Shields, or (d) hottie Fowler on the weak-side of his splits v. C-Mart? SON likes Springer and Peralta over Blackmon and Fowler, but I don’t know if it’s so clear. Fowler gets a boost thanks to his OBP and hot streak, and Blackmon is in a terrible stadium but could see him having a big day…

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Baez 2. Blackmon, Fowler

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Rise against the SON machine and C-Mart, I like it! Yeah, I could definitely see Baez sitting on a C-Mart fastball and just crushing it, especially after seeing how well he did against Wacha.

        Brooks is a tasty pitcher to hit against, but I feel like I should be waiting on Springer to show some power before plugging him in there…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  38. JMAC says:
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    5×5 H2H only 2 days into the 2 week first round and doing fine in offense. In my first 2 days have 17 IP and 13 ER while my opponent has 22 and 0 ER…

    Is it time to hit the panic button?

    Also, with the above situation in mind, would you stream Happ, Tomlin, Perez, Heston? Basically just don’t want to screw up my ERA anymore, but need to get more innings to drive it back to normal. If you think it’s not time for panic button any of those you’d start anyway?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start everyone likely but I don’t know their matchups

      • JMAC says:
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        @Grey:

        Rank and by a lot or all similar:

        Happ @CIN
        Heston @ ARI
        Tomlin @ CWS
        Perez @ SEA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These are all lousy, but you’re in a bad place… I’d sit Heston, start rest

          • JMAC says:
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            @Grey: Sorry all streams. Just picking one…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Happ

              • JMAC says:
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                @Grey: Thanks a bunch

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  39. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Please please puh LEASE let Carpenter get 2B eligibility before next week. Two more after todays start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  40. Dropping wright is a bad move IMO. I would love to get him in any of my leagues.

    He has hit 2 BOMBS since returning, he is getting on base and sitting in the middle of an all of a sudden amazin’ lineup.

    I can’t believe there are not better players to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t play over Arenado or Chris Davis on my team

  41. Scott says:
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    drop Holt or Baez for Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt

  42. John says:
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    Lineup going into h2h playoffs its 10 tm I have useless week this week and a bye next week. So much can happen in next 2 weeks so im thinking lay low before i make any moves but some thoughts and targets i want to keep eye on are listed below.

    gomes/carlos santana
    Votto
    Kipnis
    Tulo
    Donaldson
    Upton
    Betts
    Calhoun
    Fowler
    DAvid Peralta
    Baez -bench bat
    Stanton DL why why why, knees on floor crying

    Strasburg Carrasco Syndergaard lynn hamels pineda keuchel stroman
    jansen miller papelbon Frod

    1.Stanton prob done for year right? gonna dl for now doesnt hurt me.
    2. Hold Baez? tulo and kip both been meh really so seems like he could be helpful been starting daily?
    3. Possibly dump kipnis, betts goes to 2b pick up eaton or herrera someone below
    4. who to drop when stroman back any sp or move baez to 2b and dump kipnis, or drop baez. Wont have to do this for another 2 weeks unless i want to make moves prior?
    5. any must grabs here or just hot streaks….gutierrez, E.escobar Alexie ramirez, choo, eaton, herrera, Flores, Swihart

    Based on team above any easy swaps or drops, go with no bench bat pick up one these waiver guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t do anything until I was at least halfway thru my bye… 1. Yes 2. Sure 3. No 4. See how he does 5. Not yet

  43. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! Is Vogt droppable for streaming SPs (Colon, Tomlin) or for another backup C (Ramos, JT)…thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, SP

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks!

        Which you like best for ROS: E Escobar, Werth, Eaton, C Crawford, Canha ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Canha

  44. Carnac says:
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    Hi, it’s me – the guy who dropped Grichuk when he came off the DL because he wasn’t supposed to be able to play yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, I’m that guy too!

      • Carnac says:
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        And the guy who’s about to do the same with Dickerson?

        It me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You got me there

      • Carnac says:
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        When I saw the Cards lineup this morning I threw up a some hate bile in my mouth.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  45. Nick says:
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    pick 3:

    tomlin vs CWS
    CMart vs CHC
    Lester vs STL
    Tanaka vs TOR
    Carrasco vs DET
    Hammel vs PHI

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick:

      need best start with a most likely win lol

      thanks!!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick:

      got stroman vs NYY too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all away?

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        Carrasco is at home; lester is at home; tanaka is home

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick:

          martinez is at home**

          lester on the road

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start the home guys

          • Nick says:
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            @Grey:

            i also have jaime at cinci but i assume he is a must play

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, next time list SPs and where they’re pitching

              • Nick says:
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                @Grey:

                right.. so out of these 6, which3?

                Stroman at NYY
                Tanaka vs TOR
                Garcia at CIN
                Carrasco vs DET (who owns his number)
                Tomlin at CWS
                Lester at STL

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tanaka, Garcia, Carrasco, none are safe

                  • Nick says:
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                    @Grey:

                    right? of course i get stuck with these matchups even though this staff has been amazing all year long

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

  46. Nelson says:
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    I have no idea whether to start Stras tonight or not. Help!! Mets are on fire, but I have a hard time bennching my #1 SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  47. Long Bawls says:
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    Gotta say, that I Canhas Homerz? meme is getting old

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  48. Chad says:
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    Choo or Domingo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  49. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey! Would you start CMart today or sit him? My ERA/whip are low and I’m scurred..

  50. joe says:
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    alvarez or domingo?
    castellanos or canha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo…Canha

  51. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF,
    1. Bug and I are finishing up Sense8 and then we’re jumping into Narco, sounds like you liked it.

    2. I scooped up Happ in hopes for some playoff help next week with the 2 starts v Chi & @ LAD. I wasn’t going to start him today, but after seeing Liriano cut them up last night I’m having second thoughts. Cincy has some solid numbers against him pre Uncle Ray, but you’re thinking sit him? I’m solely playing for league best record as there’s a nice little cash bonus for that. I could also roll with Rusin who is facing SD who is in the bottom 5 of all offense batting stats vs LHP. SON has Happ at 5.9 and hates Rusin at -14.6 I doubt you like either, but it is H2H.

    3. Uncle Ray got a beer named after him, Uncle Ray’s Bucco Blonde. For what he’s done for that pitching staff they should at least name a burger or parking lot after him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I do, it’s pulpy and fun… It feels like a Peter Berg show/movie (it’s not, just feels that way)… Total guy’s guy entertainment 2. I’d go Happ if I were desperate…I don’t like Rusin at all, Happ over him 3. That’s awesome! Really?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          3. Ha, they could do better with the copy. “Works well with salmon, tuna and fastball pitchers lacking control.”

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: That’s perfect, they should of consulted someone outside the brewery for the marketing. Strikeout in a can sounds like a bad thing, especially if you don’t know who he is.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Anything in a can is tricky!

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      Just had an Uncle Ray’s Bucco Blonde on Sunday! Not too shabby, not time for these fall beers yet.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Really, Noisewater?

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          Yes sir. I’m about 35 miles outside of Pittsburgh. A local watering hole has 600 beers. In true yinzer fashion, I chose a can depicting yinzers on it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You’re so money Noisewater people must confuse you with Benji Franklin

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              There is currency with a mugshot of my favorite president on it?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, check the 100… Not the purple ones, those are from the game Monopoly

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  I pay for everything with coins.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Afraid of scissors? Yeah, I feel ya

  52. ScreechOwl says:
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    September is the month for split loyalties, also known as rooting for two conflicting things at once.

    In one league, I’ve only got 20 innings left, and I plan to feed them all to Jake Arrieta Thus, it’s good for me if he only goes 6 innings per start, so I get four of them.

    In my main league, though, I’m projected to hit the innings cap just a couple of days before the end of the year, so I’m kinda rooting for Arrieta do his thing and get me more stats. I care more about winning the main league, but I’m ahead by more points in that one.

    Ooooooh, drama! I haven’t seen this much exciting drama since binging on ??? ? ?? while I was sick last year. I regret nothing!

    By the way, if you want to take a few days off from life to watch all of ??? ? ?? , no one is going to judge you, except for those who might judge you as awesome. Or as lazy, for taking a few days off from life to watch a K-drama.

    • ScreechOwl says:
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      @ScreechOwl: @ScreechOwl:

      Darn it, sorry for the delayed double post! Blame my f5 key for that and for something to do with Josh Donaldson. I don’t see where I can delete it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  53. Jose says:
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    How long of a leash should Melancon be given at this point. He’s been there for me all year, but I’ve always been a little weary. Now, 2 rough outings in a row. Jepson and Hudson are available for pick up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  54. TOG says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    I have a bit of a logjam in my OF with Dickerson back. A. Jones, Dickerson, Kemp, Fowler with only 3 OF slots. I usually prefer an extra SP over a bench bat.

    Rodon, E. Santana, Milone, Hammel are available.

    Should I drop any of Bauer/Kazmir/Fiers/McCullers/Nola, or one of my OF, for any of these^ SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Rodon

  55. joe says:
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    I have 200 innings left
    should I upgrade my rotation? or drop one for a bench bat.
    currently: Cole, Noah, Richards, McCullers, Holland, Carrasco, Salazar?
    interesting names out there are Pineda (about as inconsistent as the CLE guys), Corbin, Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin or Richards depends on matchups

  56. Carnac says:
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    Some vintage Matt Williams last night: Rendon in a 3-1 count, runner on 1st, down a run in the 9th, season on the line… time to bunt!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • hondo says:
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      @Carnac: With Harper and his guaranteed walk on deck.Matt gave away an out for a failed attempt at a situation that more than likely would have happened anyway,I guess his tiny brain has a tiny flashing red light about double play possibilities.

  57. Scott says:
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    ESPN says Wacha had rust from delaying his start. You buying or selling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Selling

  58. sportivetricks says:
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    Heyhey Grey,

    Someone left their Dickerson hanging out on the waiver wire, so I grabbed it.

    Uh. Er. Anyway. Do you think I should start playing him right away or see if he needs a little time to start performing? I’m worried he might end up pulling a Rendon.

    Loveyas!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t play him if he’s not playing or hitting

  59. Dommattingly says:
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    Ozuna, Grichuk, and Byrd? I can keep two…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Byrd

  60. Bill Lee says:
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    i had dropped Segura for Lindor, but am thinking of switching back again.
    could use the steals heading into the play offs.

    thoughts?

    thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  61. Swfcdan says:
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    The other dutch oven (G Holland) been dropped in my league, could still use some saves so gotta be worth a claim dropping a bench bat right? Think he even saved last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  62. Luke says:
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    So I am in first place in a keeper league for big $! But my average is killing me. Thx Frazier and Wong.

    I have to pick up a second basemen. Out of K Marte, Wong, panik, and Schoop who would you drop? I need average, SB, and runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

      • Luke says:
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        @Grey: you always amaze me grey. He was my last choice but I’m dropping him today. Thx.

        Would you go panik, K. Marte, or Schoop? Mainly for avg and runs. @Luke:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Panik

  63. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, in a super tight pitching matchup in the playoffs…

    Should I stick with the safer option and start Hisashi at home against the Rockies or go for the high-risk/reward and start Severino against the Jays at home?

    Also, could you rank for Sunday stream? Corbin v. LAD, Smyly v. Red Sox, Leake v. SD (smarting a bit from getting burned by him last time out).

    Thanks!

  64. Ppr says:
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    Jay Bruce vs happ $14 or Khris Davis vs Koehler $5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  65. Scott says:
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    Baez is a hitting machine today. Too bad I benched him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  66. David says:
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    Grey, always love your posts man!
    Grey, always love your posts man!

    Im currently in a H2H points league where HR/RBI/R/SB are the money makers (not avg/Ks so much) and I’m in sort of an OF injury pinch during the week before playoffs…big decisions!

    At the moment I have no bench space with big dogs Adam Jones (shoulder/wrist) and Zimmerman (oblique) day to day…should I hang on to them or make a push for the wins right now?

    Available OFs Ive been considering include: Alex Gordon, Billy Hamilton, Dexter Fowler, Billy Burns, Choo, and Jackey Bradley Jr.

    What would you do? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lose both for fowler and Burns

  67. David says:
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    Lol dont know why it posted that first line twice…maybe i subconsciously like it that much?

  68. Scott says:
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    Schwarber does NOT look good today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  69. Tom says:
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    What are your thoughts on Baez? Has he figured something out or will the league figure him out and he will struggle again?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Tom: Something that may or may not be relevant, apparently the Cubs announcers have been pointing out how his stance/swing is noticeably more compact now.

      • Tom says:
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        Thanks for the info. I would think that would help him a lot as far as contact. I wonder what that will do to his power? At this point though, I would trade a better average for less power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d own him

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Glossary Term Need-Gap Suggestion: When a guy you don’t own nonetheless continually donkey-punches your team (e.g., Rodney, who I don’t own, but nonetheless killed my chances at a nice W and SV by giving up a 2 run double just now in middle relief).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all ears

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Maybe it’s all the Star Wars talk, but how about Phantom Menace?

        Other suggestions:

        Stranger Danger

        Rodney Endangeredfield (Rodney is the Michael Jordan of this category)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh? I lost ya at Phantom Menace

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: My bad – these were my suggestions for the new glossary term describing a guy that you don’t own, but who nonetheless screws over your team (like Rodney did today when he blew Lester’s nice W and Rondon’s likely SV):

            Phantom Menace
            Stranger Danger

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah! Gotcha… Yeah, not feeling these…Keep em coming!

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Grey: How about “That Guy”? …. Rodney was That Guy again today, blowing Lester’s W and Rondon’s likely SV almost immediately with a 2-run double.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not feeling it either…

  71. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Hey Grey. I looked through the comments but couldn’t quite find your answer to this Q…..

    Dropping Boeuf to pick up a replacement.
    Can you rank Arencibia, Swihart, Norris ROS?

    Thanks again buddy. Just trying to hang on to 1st for 3.5 more weeks. I’ve never wanted anything more in my life

    • LittleJoeyCora says:
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      @Grey: Have a quick followup…

      For CI/MI ROS, can you please rank:
      – Moss
      – Bird
      – Odor
      – Morrison
      – Rollins

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Odor, Bird

        • LittleJoeyCora says:
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          @Grey: Thanks!

          Yunel, Neil Walker, and Cron were just dropped in that league. Do you like either of those two better than Odor, Bird?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Cron over Bird

          • LittleJoeyCora says:
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            @LittleJoeyCora: sorry *any of those three

            • LittleJoeyCora says:
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              @LittleJoeyCora: awesome. thanks again!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swihart, JP… Haha, I hear ya

  72. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    nice to see my yesterday enthusiasm was somewhat warranted. grichuk did play the field again. I knew STL with their obfuscations (2 days ago it was pinch running to media, then in a few hours it was pinch hitting and pinch running, which he did yesterday) the only thing that can be trusted is when he starts hitting. Still thought i would have to wait nearly a week, but nope. Bye bye bruce and beltran.
    who’s my drop for dickerson (or maybe him). OPS, net steals over steals, K’s, BB’s for hitters
    ramos
    beef welington
    rizzo
    c.hernandez
    son of donald
    suarez
    CI rendon
    CI baez
    LF upton
    CF marte
    RF avisail
    OF k.davis
    util coghlan
    BN byrd/delino
    DL dickerson
    I don’t know though whether or not dickerson will play, he didn’t yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you hold on for a few days to see if Dickerson plays?

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: it takes away from my ability to stream (nola/nelson/porcello tomorrow), but i’m playoffs already and they start monday, so probably.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have to listen to it tomorrow while I’m doing pilates… Ah, how blogging has changed…

      • Carnac says:
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        WOW, first Cougs has you blogging from a standing desk and now Pilates. SMH.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s not the boss of me! (Don’t worry, I’ve blocked her IP so we can talk freely.)

  73. goodfold2 says:
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    in case delino ain’t back soon i’m in the playoffs in a pts league, who’s best 2B replacement (very short term, sunday consolation bracket ends)
    goins/odor/boat boy herrera (MIL), blanco, probably odor here, but it’s only 4 days worth of games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  74. Cohen says:
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    Grey, who’s the start, Myers vs Rusin or Hicks at Medlen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. B.o.B says:
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    Do you have know what’s up with Perkins? You think he’s shutting it down or at least out as closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he returns this year

  76. JJ says:
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    Ok. Tough one here. I have both J.Fernandez and M.Stroman on my DL. So I have to drop someone to activate either one. Definitely want to start J-Fer but terrified of that Stroman start @NYY. I would only have to drop one pitcher to activate J-Fer for his start Sat. I have Shoemaker, Smyly and Happ as the possible drops. 12 team 5X5 H2H league. standard yahoo scoring. So do I…

    A)Drop one of the aforementioned pitchers to activate J-Fer
    B)Drop two of them to active Stroman as well.
    C)Which pitcher(s)
    D)I would also like to grab Gausman for a 2 start week @bos, vs TB

    Hopefully this makes sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Stroman and Smyly, start JFer

  77. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, sorry for not providing CMart’s matchup stats when asking whether I should bench him. Thank God I did, that piece ‘o shizz. Word is he is showing no signs of fatigue. Then why the terrible numbers lately?

    Also, can you please rank who you would prefer to own out of: D Santana, Avisail, H Olivera, Grichuk, Piscotty, Odubel, Schoop, Hicks, Kang for ROS and heading into ’16?

    Thanks a TON as always, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he should be shut down… Hicks, Olivera, Piscotty

  78. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need a potential replacement for wong and his calves. am in most need of avg and runs. who do you like between olivera, gyorko, lawrie, solarte and goins? gyorko and solarte do have 3 game stints at coors next week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olivera

  79. JoeG414 says:
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    Cut Ryan Zimm ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  80. J-FOH says:
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    If you want to see something funny go look at my streamers today in perts league. This is what happens when you get no Aces on draft day and whiff on starting pitching.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @J-FOH: Rough stuff my man. I checked the ‘perts page recently and noticed you’d been gorging yourself on streams.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @J-FOH: where’s the stinkin’ rcl update?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @nick the dick: I direct all update questions to my editor at razzball football.com

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and by nice you mean you are laughing at me….me too

  81. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The destruction of the Nats is nigh on complete. The ritual slaying of the wounded, fouling of the ground, and seizure of the nubiles shall now commence.

    • Grey

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      But, just think, they shut down Strasburg three years ago for this

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yup. Definitely took making the playoffs for granted.

        • Grey

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          You’re a Nats fan then, huh?

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Nah, I’m a Cubs fan so I can appreciate the significance of trying to make the most of it when you actually do make the playoffs.

            • Grey

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              Ah, gotcha

  82. Cram It says:
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    Cespedesssssss! Metssssssiesssss! I’m losing my ssssshit!!!!!!

  83. Cory says:
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    Interesting comment on Gausman. I know it’s hard to score at Petco, but it seems to me that’s where really good pitchers go to be mediocre. Look at Kimbrel’s split stats. Even though his Batting Average Against at Petco (.177) is lower than on the road (.211), his ERA at Petco (3.10) is way higher than on the road (2.63). Compare those numbers to his career averages including this season at Petco: .159 BAA and 1.66 ERA. Maybe it’s just that the Padres defense sucks at home ’cause the waves and other things are up at Black’s Beach.

    I have Lynn and Wacha. Note to self: do not start any Cardinals pitcher that has been skipped in the rotation unless you want to destroy your ERA and WHIP.

    I am in a 12 team, 7X7 category Yahoo! keeper league where you get to keep 7-10 keepers. If you keep only 7, you get more draft picks (e.g., you get to draft potentially in rounds 8, 9 and 10 while those who keep 10 players don’t get a first pick until round 11). My current thinking:

    1-7: A. Gonzalez, N. Cruz, S. Marte, C. Sale, M. Wacha, D. Gordon, M. Duffy.

    On the bubble for 8-10: Giles, Maikel Franco, Joc Pederson, S. Matz, Lucroy

    Thoughts on 1-7 and whether I should take any of the others for 8-10? I had a hard time even putting Lucroy on the bubble given his first 2/3 of the year. You can keep for the start of 3 seasons, so Pederson, Maikel and Matz all have 3 full seasons if I take them.

    Thanks, Grey.

    -Cory-

    • Cory says:
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      @Cory: Oh, and I have Rasiel as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7 look fine, Franco, Pederson, Matz are last three…Giles or Lucroy over Duffy is feasible too

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Have you written the Francisco Lindor 2016 Sleeper Post yet or is he playing his way out of sleeper range?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’ll be a sleeper, no one cares about him

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: I do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do too! Wait, did we just marry?

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: i could do worse…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha..I want you to want me not settle!

  85. Alex says:
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    Hiya Grey, good evening!
    I’ve got Gattis and now that the season is coming to a close soon, I need MI help. With Vogt injured and day to day, was thinking about dropping him and picking up either Odor or Seager. Already have Longoria, Sano and just picked up EEscobar. Thoughts? Or keep as is?
    Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Vogt for Odor

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks much…you’re the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Gareth says:
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    I just randomly checked the box scores and as I scroll down I see that GODLEY is currently facing PAGAN in the Giants Diamondbacks game.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Gareth: Things are getting biblical in the desert.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: especially as the starters are heston and godley.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Gareth: As I recall, you inquired as to whether or not my avatar was Dan Aykroyd. I can confirm that it is. I can understand why you had a tough time recognizing him in the picture because it was taken back when he was actually funny, not flogging State Farm.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: just watched Tommy Boy tonight. Danny boy was in that.

        I think my favorite Aykroyd performance was “Trading places.” The scene where he’s in that fancy buffet stuffing a whole fish and other foods into his disheveled long coat is hilariously pathetic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  87. Gareth says:
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    Streamed Odorizzi with trepidation tonight.

    Finally! A streamer works out for once.

    Thought about Ubaldo too but he’s just too unpredictable. Goes from the sublime to the rediculous from start to start. Apart from a Beltran homer he was the “Good” Ubaldo tonight.

    Hey Grey, what do you make of this playing time issue with Pedro Alvarez. Facing 2 mediocre righties in the Cincinnati’s band box and he’s benched both times.

    He has great numbers against Wily Peralta who the Pirates face tomorrow, but will they actually play him?

    • Grey

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      Pedro is a platoon guy, no rhyme or reason when he plays

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Which is to say I don’t know about tomorrow, I’d guess yes he will play

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: I get the whole platoon thing and taking him out in the 7th inning for a defensive replacement as he is a liability defensively.

        But sitting a power hitter in a favorable matchup in a hitters park and playing a well past his prime Aramis Ramirez instead seems silly (and frustrating for Alvarez owners).

  88. MIKE says:
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    machi (another 1.1 ip today), doolittle,axford,ziegler pick two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Axford, Ziegler

  89. Fungazi says:
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    Richards bringin the heat!

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