As we always do about this time!  *beat drops, Grey does the worm, Grey’s iPhone alarm goes off, time to put more money in the meter*  Damn, how long was I worming for?  September 1st hits and teams expand their rosters to the Four-Oh.  Now pour some extra bullpen guys out for all the dead moments between pitcher changes.  So, what does this mean for all of us, fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!)?  It means call-ups and rookie nookie is aplenty.  Aplenty, I tell ya!  By the by, for big boned people, rather than an X-Large t-shirt, they should call them aplen-Tees.  Yeah, I just made the English language better.  High-five yourself for even knowing to read me.  *Grey worms, alarm goes off*  Damn, I need to get more coins.  At this point in the year, you need guys that are getting everyday playing time, so I’m pumped up the jam on Javier Baez (0-for-4) being called up — Javier Na Gila! — but if he’s not playing every day, he’s not helping me in redraft leagues.  I’m intrigued by Brandon Drury (0-for-4), but I’m also hesitant if he doesn’t play every day.  Hector Olivera (0-for-4) was called up, and I’ve already gave you my Hector Olivera fantasy and I do think he plays every day.  It’s a most exciting time to be alive and be fantasy balling, but don’t lose sight of the real goal here.  To get quality at-bats from guys that are playing, not to pick up a guy that will be great in 2016.  (Unless you’re in a keeper league; then, by all means, knock yourself out!  Not literally!  Ouch.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Drury – 0-for-4 as mentioned in the lede, he was called up yesterday and started in the first game of the doubleheader.  Drury is an adjective for yucky, I believe, but his power is the bomb dot gov.  He looks pretty raw still, but you might get some homers.  In the big picture, he reminds me of Kyle Seager.  Well, obviously, that’s if you’re looking at a large picture or mural of Kyle Seager.  The worst part of Drury, besides you sounding drunk when you say his last name, he could hurt Lamb’s playing time.  That’s baaaaaaaahd.

Phil Gosselin – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Woohoo, I batty called Kate Plus Eight’s brother yesterday!  How did I know?  Am I psychic?  No, doode, he’s in Coors.  My life motto, like Drew Barrymore, is that I’m riding in Coors with boys.

Daniel Hudson – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save in the first game.  As speculated here after having Ziegler do The Doo-Doo Man all over my stats for the last few days, Hudson could see more saves moving forward.  The Diamondbacks always kinda wanted Ziegler out of the closer role anyway, so here’s their chance.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-10 and a steal in the first game of the doubleheader (21) and a home run in the 2nd (27) for the Ernie Banks slam & legs.  Au Shizz!

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-8, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Playing all your home games in Chase Field, then going to Coors Field is like Wilmer Valderrama’s dating history.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-5 and his 6th homer.  Last year, it was all about the Kluber.  This year, it’s about the DJ.  Next year, it will be about bouncers up the middle.

Nolan Arenado – 5-for-8, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homers.  Since I love the Torenado, does that make me a storm chaser?

Kyle Parker – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer as he hits .191.  Kyle Parker is to Spiderman as Wilco’s unlistenable song, Spiders, is to all of their other songs.  I missed my calling, I should’ve wrote SAT questions.

Rafael Soriano – Was activated from the DL and then designated for assignment.  I feel bad for the Cubs’ front office clerk that needed to do all that paperwork for Soriano.  He could’ve been removing staples in those stapled copies that weren’t supposed to be stapled!

Javier Baez – 0-for-4 and was recalled as mentioned in the lede.  Yesterday, he started at 2nd base, and I’d imagine he gets a decent amount of at-bats, but, sadly, Maddon isn’t managing for your fantasy team and may rotate the entire team.  The other day, I said, “This year, Baez has only K’d 25.2% of the time in Triple-A (vs. 30% in Triple-A last year), which likely means he’ll K about about 30% of the time in the majors this year and hit around .250.  Hit-schmit!  You want to grab him for his power (9 HRs in 52 games last year) and his speed (5 SBs in those same 52 games).  If I were a betting man, I’d bet you’re sitting on the toilet while reading this.  If I were a betting man on Baez, I’d say he’ll prove ownable in every mixed league and would grab him now.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  How does he have 13 homers?  I feel like I’ve mentioned him homering like 25 times.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  *typing up a Craigslist posting*  “Looking for owner of a DeLorean.  I want to go back to June and drop Rendon for Suarez.  I will pay for gas.”

Joey Votto – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .315.  I don’t get happy for players often unless it’s Schadenfreude, but I’m glad Votto has bounced back this year.  He lost his dad a few years ago, went into a downward spiral of injuries and looked lost, but now he’s back.  Man, I have some daddy issues.

Scott Feldman – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER and left with a sore shoulder.  You, Feldman, are no Goonie.

Franklin Gutierrez – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 11th homer.  With Austin Jackson shipped off, The Big FraGu should see near-everyday playing time.  Why do you care?  Because he’s been off the charts hot for the last week (4 homers in the last week, hitting near-.375).  Hot schmotato alert!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and third homer in two games.  Way to turn it on when your team is essentially eliminated.  Next year, I suggest the Marlins sign him.  He’ll fit right in.

Stephen Strasburg – Played catch on Tuesday.  Too bad I don’t own him in a fantasy catch league.  Or even fantasy fishing.

Hanley Ramirez – Won’t play outfield any more this season.  Was that what he was playing?  It had been so long, I forgot.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks.  My whole world has been turned upside down.  I feel like I’m Paris Hilton being told I was adopted and I’m really Paris Best Western.  13 Ks from Porcello?  Okay, I have no idea, but it feels like an outlier.  Through 129 2/3 IP, his K/9 is 7.6 and his BB/9 is 1.9.  In other words, a solid 4th fantasy starter, but a 4th starter at this point is a matchups play, and I agree with the Stream-o-Nator and don’t love his next start.

Mark Teixeira – Will be on crutches for the next few days, which stinks because they’re harder to sign than a cast.  Oh, it’s also not good because Te(i)x will likely be out for a few weeks.  Yup, you can drop him.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  This is like the summer of frequent commenter, Nick the Dick, but here’s a screenshot from Gardner’s homer.  Nick’s the one in the Yankee pinstripes with his hands in his pockets.  You’re grabbing for the wrong balls, Nick.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Sonavabench!  Oh, well, I think benching him yesterday was the right move.  He hadn’t looked right since he returned from the DL and was in Fenway.  I’m fine with taking the training wheels off him for his next start.  Honestly, it was a little odd to have a person wearing training wheels anyway.  It was like he was training for Murderball.

Giancarlo Stanton – Didn’t feel at 100% in his rehab start and won’t be activated on Friday.   Don’t worry, I will get within the court-ordered 500 feet and see if I can hear any updates.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his third homer in four games.  There’s hot; there’s the surface of the sun; there’s Jessica Alba and then there’s Bour.

Justin Nicolino – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Well, I used to think Nicolino was just a smoking cessation patch, but now I think I might need to look a bit deeper. *looks at Nicolino’s player page*  Um, yeah, I wouldn’t go near him.  FDA should ban Nicolino; he’s bad for your health.

Noah Syndergaard – Will have his next turn skipped.  In related news, Steven Matz will return this weekend.  In unrelated news, where do June bugs go for eleven months a year?

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .290.  On our Player Rater, any ideas where Yoenis is ranked?  He’s the 6th best outfielder on the year and the 8th player overall.  Like Harrison Ford’s quarter Jewish heritage, not too shabby.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, and back-to-back multiple hits games with a homer on Monday. I’m concerned about going full schmotato on Conforto due to his playing time, but he seems to be on the strong side of the left field platoon.

Darin Ruf – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Who let the dogs out?  Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!

Darnell Sweeney – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  I think yesterday might’ve been the first time a team scored 14 runs and everyone was a ticker tease because no one owns any of these guys.

Gerrit Cole – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.64. Ugh, I’m just going to crawl back into bed.  No, no, I don’t want anything to eat.  I’m not up for it.  Put my dinner in the Vitamix then into my Starbucks thermos and maybe I’ll sip it later.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  I got sick of needing to bench him three times a week, so I dropped him, but Pe-Al looks to be headed for the least exciting 25-homer season ever.  Okay, since Jose Hernandez.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  I have a feeling Kang’s going to be largely ignored next year, and end up going fairly late while returning value like his teammate, Neil Walker, made a habit of for years.  Something about those Pirate middle infidels that inspire so little.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Solid start, but I don’t trust any Brewer starter.  It starts at Garza, then my lack of enthusiasm trickles down over my concrete boots like I’m standing in the Hudson River.

Marco Gonzales – 2 2/3 Ip, 4 ER as he was called up by the Cardinals, but he’ll likely move to the long relief-slash-spot starter-slash-axl-izzy.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer and his 5th homer this week.  Between this schmohawk and Bour, they’re the hottest schmotatoes around.  Please, don’t make me come back here.

Joe Ross – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Watching a guy go over his innings limit is like watching Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart run into the ring to stop Bret Hart from being plummeted any further.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, and 3rd homer this week.  Apparently, all I needed to say was Moss was garbage and that turned him on with reckless a-Brandon.  Let me try this, Wong is garbage.  Anything?

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4 and two homers (10, 11), and three homers in the last three games.  Yeah, he hasn’t been great all year, but luckily your league doesn’t Benjamin Button stats back to April, and it only matters what he will do in the last month.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-5 and his 12th homer.  Playing against the Blue Jays must’ve inspired Brantley to run into one.  One being a cortisone shot.

Cody Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. Marco Estrada 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Mean’s while, my Gerrit Cole gets clobbered by the Brewers.  Lucky I didn’t play the lottery yesterday, because I would’ve won then immediately got hit by lightning, which I believe was a Nicholas Cage movie.

Dalton Pompey – 0-for-0, 1 run and two steals.  Was recalled yesterday, but I wouldn’t burn down a village to own Pompey in anything but AL-Only leagues.  In daily pickup leagues, I could see streaming him for SAGNOF when he does get a start.

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer.  If he goes 33/39 in September, he could get 50/50.  Cust kayin’.

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting near-.300 in the last week with one homer.  Hmm, when I started that sentence I thought I was going to end way more excited.  Kinda like when your wife says she wants to show you something, then she shows you her clogged toilet.  Ah, marriage, you are a storybook.

Matt Moore – Was recalled after a stellar sojourn through Triple-A.  Sojourn is also my favorite name to call any Swedish man I ever meet.  Then Sojourno if I meet an Italian.  And So Taguchi if Japanese.  Moore could have some streaming value, but just because he pitched well in Triple-A it doesn’t mean he’s safe in the majors.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Okay, so it appears like he’s now healthy.  Hayzeus Cristo, did he have to go from not being able to get through five innings to this?  Could we have had a moderately decent start first?  Stop your smiling and answer!

Brandon Guyer – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  This Guyer over here!

J.P. Arencibia – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 1st homer.  That’s Just Peachy!

Tim Lincecum – Could need season-ending hip surgery.  His current rehab — a pot brownie and watching Cartoon Network — just isn’t showing results.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Zack Greinke 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.59.  The West Coast media said this game wrapped up the Cy Young for Greinke.  The West Coast media led with a ten minute segment about how Bumgarner takes an electric car to the stadium and Greinke does a wheatgrass shot before each game.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 24th homer, hitting .213.  He has a long way to get back in everyone’s good graces, but since the top of the Dodgers’ order is Rollins, Peraza and Turner, let’s not say Pederson has an insurmountable hill to climb.

Matt Shoemaker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Now has two solid starts back-to-back and he gets the Dodgers next at home.  The Stream-o-Nator is bearish on The Cobbler, and he faces Kershaw, so the start will come with a big dose of “Let’s hope for a Quality Start, no decision.”

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer as he led off, which gives him over 100 ABs for three different lineup spots.  Without anyone saying it, it’s fairly obvious that Calhoun gives The Sciosciapath fits on where to place him in the lineup.  Like McClendon trying to tie his shoelaces.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and his 4th homer in his last eleven games.  In that time, he’s raised his average from .263 to .269.  Lawrie, The Player Most Likely To Give You A Neutral Face Emoji.

Chris Tillman – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  I almost streamed him yesterday vs. the Rays.  I’m glad I didn’t because I forget which window Cougs installed for me the breakaway glass.

Jose Berrios – Molitor said Berrios could be called up still, even though he wasn’t called up in the initial roster expansion recalls.  This is the one time we want a recall, and Molitor’s playing diddlysquat with our future!  I still like Berrios, but I wouldn’t hold him in redraft leagues on the mere chance he’s called up if I needed the room.

Glen Perkins – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save.  I guess his neck…back…leg…torso…oblique..whatever the last injury was that he had is all good now.  It’s time for the Perkins-lator!

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI, hitting near-.400 in the last week with three homers.  And no one is actually picking him up, so let’s move on.

Miguel Sano – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Okay, next year, who are you drafting first:  Sano or Jose Abreu?

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Who are you drafting first, Avisail or an empty bench spot to stream middle relievers?

Adam Eaton – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs.  He was recently dropped in my RCL league, and I kinda understand it.  Yesterday, is a good example.  Four hits, no power, no steals, no runs, two measly RBIs.

Justin Verlander – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Maybe I’m huffing glue, but Verlander’s pitching looked a lot better than his end line yesterday, and it was a tough matchup.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Next year:  Kinsler or Cano?  Is it close?  I don’t think it is.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks.  “So, you’re saying these teams don’t let their pitchers hit?  I want to kick someone in the head.”  That’s Cueto dealing with the league change.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer and his 91st RBI.  Since we stopped reading the USA Today in 1997 while inflating our self-worth with their crossword puzzle and checking baseball stats, we have no idea where guys rank overall in categories, but Morales is pretty damn high in RBIs.  Nope, higher.  Currently, has the 6th best RBI total in the major leagues.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I just found out I’m one-eighteenth Cherokee, so ESPN can’t fire me, which means I don’t have to do anything.”  Since Kevin’s checked out, I’ll say Gordon is in a good place to produce counting stats, but he’s not going to suddenly find booming power or SAGNOF.

Mike Moustakas – 0-for-1, but didn’t start with a sore hamstring.  It’s a day-to-day thing like taking Miralax to poop.

Alex Rios – Out for a few weeks with chicken pox.  He caught them from Dyson.

  1. Tehol Beddict says:
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    First!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: You’re always first, goes without saying

  2. Tehol Beddict says:
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    How many homers do you think Sano will hit next season? 40 or 50?

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    So the Nats are saying Ross was having trouble gripping the ball due to that sweet Missouri humidity. We buying this?

    • Scott says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: If so, this makes for good batty calls.

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Maybe they should bring Alec Baldwin in and show him how to handle schweddy balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I’m buying it since no pitcher has ever pitched in humidity before

  4. jvanslyke says:
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    Great write up. Streamonater hates Nola tonight, are u sitting him?
    Also, should i drop Richard or Severino for Smyly?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jvanslyke: I’m starting Nola…Richard

      • Billy Bob says:
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        @Grey: Guess you should have trusted Stream O Nator, ouch

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    a. So many good blurbs, so many good ideas. My mind’s gonna explode. I hope Berrios makes it to the show for 4 starts. Is that asking too much?

    b. NORM MADONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Golf legend Tom Watson took a quick break during a practice at Augusta and was spotted peeing in the bushes. “Thanks for waking me up”, said a urine-soaked John Daly.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  6. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Hi there, an excellent read as always!

    I’ve got Mitch Moreland in my Util spot. Will Brandon Moss or Justin Bour be a better bet ROS.

    (16 team 5 x 5 roto – runs, HR, RBI, steals, OBP))

    Thanking you kindly….

  7. Paul Before Swine says:
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    Who would you rather (ROS, of course!):
    Jay Bruce, Piscotty, Khris, Trumboner, or Hector Olive?

  8. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice USA Today crossword bit! I’m saying Sano and Cano. Frankly, I’d rather have Kendrys next year than Abreu, at least he isn’t batting 2nd occasionally.

    The hoards of freshmen have swarmed my quaint college town – the gym is packed with top-heavy bro’s in tank tops, styled do’s and body spray. What’s up with stylish young ladies wearing cut-off Obama jeans? I think that American Apparel paired with Ted Cruz in some maniacal plot to turn the 2020s into an era of front pleats, front-bums and southern baptist revivals. Yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I hear ya on Morales… I never heard back from Katrina, I’m guessing my email went into her spam folder…Have you heard from her? When I last studied women’s fashion, jeans were hanging low, but now it seems like jorts are riding up

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t – do you want me to ask her to check her spam?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please!

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Just sent it. I’m thinking tonight is the end of Stephen. I’ve been wrong every week though with my predictions.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              JFOH and I were discussing below… I think Meximama or Katrina are going, but as I said to him, I’m kinda stumped this week

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Cool, I’ll scroll down. She said she got it, but had to send it to Fox first. Maybe Rupert Murdock has his surveillance crews watching you as we speak???

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, okay, cool, glad she at least got the email… I can communicate to her that I can wait until the show’s over and talk to her in a couple of weeks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or you can just forward my info to her and have her email me…

  9. BambooLounge says:
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    Christmas in July and Hanukkah in August, I like it (Cespedes blurb).

  10. BERK! says:
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    I was honestly wondering how the Goldschmidt slam & legs across a doubleheader would be handled. Was not disappoint. Well played. Well played, indeed.

    • Matty says:
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      @BERK!:
      I’ll second that. Great work.

  11. Duda want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    [seinfeld voice] what’s the deal with Starling Marte? 2 for last 29 with no xbh. I’m heading into a tough h2h playoff matchup off my bye this week and wondering what I should do with him. My other OFs (league tracks OBP and OPS) are Blackmon, Fowler, Peralta, Springer. Gordon, inciarte (real nice obp), Polanco, piscotty.

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, that’s my hope too. I figure I’ll use the Peralta spot as a rotating bat based on matchups. He’s got a few nice ones to start next week, then faces a ton of lefties / tough guys / off days after.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda want to Build a Snowman?: Caught a typo…to clarify: my rostered OFs are Marte, Blackmon, Fowler, Peralta, and Springer.

      the best free agent OFs are Gordon, Inciarte, Polanco, Piscotty

  12. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – SON likes Kennedy tonight against Texas. What do you think, sit or start?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Vrugg: If he’s home start him. If it’s on the road, sit.

    • @Vrugg: You should almost always start Padres pitchers at home.

      • Vrugg says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: can we get a hodgepadre…anyone? We have a glossary

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

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    so when I heard Baez was supposed to come up i dropped Kang for Baez in hopes i can get similar stats plus stolen bases… obviously these moves are important with the playoffs coming. Then last night I look and see that Kang hit a HR and a double, was that a bad idea to make the switch or did I mess with already a good thing. Playoffs start after next week for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Not a bad idea, hopefully…Just a bit more risk

  14. Five-On-One says:
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    Weekly deadline is today. Need a few bits of advice, please.

    1) RP – I need to start one or two from Ziegler, Jepsen and Bruce Rondon. Ziegler has been getting pounded recently and may have lost the job. Rondon is as inconsistent as they come. And Jepsen has pitched well, but Perkins is back. Please advise.

    2) At MI, I have Odor, Desmond, A.Escobar and Wong, and Baez is available. Is Wong starting to hit again? Which three would you start?

    3) Will Stras make a start this week? Him (vATL $30.5 on SON) or Colon (@MIA $8.8 on SON)?

    4) Last question for the day is for the OF. I have Joc (1 HR, .118 over the last 2 weeks), OZUNA, Bruce (1 HR, .148 over last 2 weeks, but 2 sweet SBs), De Aza (just acquired by SF, 4 games at Coors this week), and Conforto and Canha the hottest OFs available on the wire. I need to start two of them. Please advise.

    Thanks, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Rondon 2) Wong 3) No idea, I’d go Stras 4) Joc, Ozuna

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: A couple of follow-ups, if I may:

        1) Jepsen over Ziegler, or neither if I need saves?

        2) Does your answer mean start Wong and any two others or Sit Wong and use Escobar, Odor and Desmond. I couldn’t figure it out.

        Thanks for the others.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Nope 2. Start Wong

          • Five-On-One says:
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            @Grey: Sorry if my original question was unclear. But I need to start three of those MIs. Wong and which other two? Please and Thank you and sorry to be a pain the arse.

  15. Matt says:
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    *typing up a Craigslist posting* “Looking for owner of a DeLorean. I want to go back to June and drop Rendon for Suarez. I will pay for gas.”

    Not to be that guy, but the DeLorean ran on electricity.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Matt: Nice!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Matt: 1.21 Giggawatts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Haha, nice

    • Antoine Bugleboy says:
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      @Matt: Not to be THAT guy, but technically in part 2 Doc had converted it to the Mr. Fusion hybrid system so it also ran on random garbage
      (do we really count crummy sequels though?)

  16. the swinging says:
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    Christian yelich or cameron maybin ROS 6×6 with OPS.

    Thanks.

  17. Chucky says:
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    Does Johnny Cueto even let his agent accept phone calls from AL teams this off season with contract offers? More importantly does any AL GM even place a phone call to Johnny? The book is out on Johnny…go back to the kindlier, gentlier, easier NL. Its not coincidental that the AL has won, what 12 consecutive season interleague series? That’s not SSS like for example the ASG or World Series. Yes Virginia, there is a difference between the leagues!

    • Cram It says:
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      Couple that with weak NL offenses. I mean, the Cubs are a playoff offense with bums like Rizzo and Bryant in the middle!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  18. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    I’ll pick up Eduardo Escobar. I’ll do it. Don’t believe me? I really will. I’ll do it!

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Don’t joke! I woke up today to find that my co-owner had decided to drop Cory Seager (who we’d tucked away on the active roster) to grab Escobar. The joys of coownership. It’s like marriage with even less sex.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Lincecuminmypants: I’m assuming this is in a redraft league. If it’s not you should consider divorce

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Me? I would never!
        I have 20 moves left in this league. And i am soooo done with Plouffe goes the dynamite. It’s Eddie time!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I could see that…Plouffe is also an onomatopoeia for the sound poop makes hitting toilet water, so there’s that

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: So when I drop a Trevor it goes “Plouffe”?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly!

  19. Clint says:
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    1) Which would you drop to add Olivera (need avg/sb’s in a roto keeper league):

    DeShields, A-Cab, Segura, or Baez

    2) Would you drop Moreland or Khris Davis to add Wil Myers when he returns for the same stats need?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Asdrubal… Nope

  20. Scott says:
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    Sure, but every time I have Suarez on my team, he puts up goose eggs. And that’s at home!

  21. Jon says:
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    Who should I drop to add Shoemaker: Ziegler, Jepsen or Tazawa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Tazawa

  22. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Gausman vs TB
    Iglesias @ CHC
    Erasmo @ BAL
    Liriano @ MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: I’d start Gausman and Liriano

  23. Scott says:
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    What’s it called when you SAGNOF DeShields for a week, and everyone on your team (almost) gets a steal except him? Futility?

  24. Scott says:
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    I think my entire team has been replaced with Diamondbacks, Rockies, and now, Marlins. Did you see that the Bravos brought back the awful Williams Perez back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I hadn’t

  25. Anal Hershiser says:
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    baez or suarez ros?

  26. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 QS

    Drop Samardzija for: Shoemaker, Happ, Porcello, Heston, H. Santiago?

  27. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Am I the only one who has reinvested in Joey Gallo? I know he didn’t set the world on fire after being sent down, but he hit 14 homers. With the Rangers going nowhere, what’s to stop them from giving him playing time and him cracking some dingers? I’m not saying he hits 30 homers. I’ll settle for 15!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: I did in an AL-Only league, but prolly will sit on my bench

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: “With the Rangers going nowhere…” What rock are you living under. Thee Rangers are in a WC spot and one of the hottest teams in the AL.

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Five-On-One: From the rock, I see that they spent the month of August beating crap teams and, aside from one sweep of the Astros, losing to better teams. Going nowhere is an overstatement, but I don’t see them as a playoff team.

  28. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Hanley is my 2B/SS guy right now, so I’m looking for a replacement. Best guys on the wire include Eduardo Escobar, Wilmer Flores, Sir Didi, Addison Russell, and Brett Lawrie. Who do you like there?

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: He sat the last 2 games.

      • John coakley says:
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        @Grey:
        What is going on in New York with Flores? Seems like Tejada is in a platoon with him lately?!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’ve noticed

  29. Hu Grey — There’s a typo in the Smyly blurb (you’re vs. your).

    I’m in a league where we can keep two players drafted after the 5th round for a small premium compared to where they were drafted this year. Undrafted FA pickups cost a 12th-round pick. I know keeping Sano in the 12th round is a no brainer.

    I don’t have to decide until after the season, but I don’t want to do anything stupid in the interim. Caan you help me make a two- or three-player short list from among these options?

    Salazar (costs a 16th-round pick)
    Javier Baez (15th round)
    Cespedes (3rd round)
    Liriano (10th)
    Hosmer (10th)
    Kipnis (4th)

    Or FAs I could pick up specifically as a keeper:
    Darvish (12th)
    Zack Wheeler (12th)
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (14th)

    I know you usually counsel against keeping pitchers, but if I had to decide today I think I’d lean Sano (12th) and Salazar (16th). Wrong headed?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Oops, thanks! I don’t even see Sano in the list, not sure of the question honestly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Salazar is your best from that 1st list

      • @Grey: Sorry for the convoluted question.

        Let me try again: I can keep two guys drafted in the 5th round or later from my roster at the end of the season. I know for sure Sano is one. And the second could come from either list (made up of guys either on my roster now or who I could pick up).

        You may have answered the question already, despite my best efforts to confuse. Is Salazar the best choice from both lists for the second keeper? After him, is there another name or two that jumps out?

        Thanks….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Salazar is best choice after Sano..Likely go Hosmer next, but none are jumping out

          • @Grey: Thanks, Grey. I might come back at the end of the year with a revised version. But this helps give me an idea.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  30. Zeus says:
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    Darnell Sweeney sounds like a brief SNL cast member from the eary 90s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious

  31. Bob Barker says:
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    So Votto is having one of the best 2nd halfs ever and hardly gets talked about anywhere (except here). Saw a tidbit where only Ted Williams and Barry Bonds have put up stretches like he has s far as getting on base. Where are you ranking him next year among 1st baseman? Overall? In OBP leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was a top 12 guy in OBP this year, obviously won’t be below that… He’s likely a top 5 1B in regular leagues

  32. dude says:
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    Holland or Corbin for ROS? Sounds like I’m about to lose Ross to IP limitations and need a replacement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Holland

  33. The Big Yabu says:
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    Okay, I was totally wrong about benching Salazar in Toronto — so I’ll do whatever you say about this one:
    Tanaka @ BOS today — start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  34. Jack says:
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    ROS – K. Davis, FraGu, or Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Davis

  35. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! Swihart or D’Araund for ROS ? thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  36. RoyHobbs911 says:
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    June bugs are grub worms. So they kill your grass for the other 11 months before they fly at your face while you’e working at the computer in the dark, and turn what used to be an athletic human into a schizophrenic flailing bag of meat.

    Olivera or Baez? I feel like Olivera stands to see more ABs, but Baez was hot as a skillet in AAA recently, and i like that MI eligibility.

  37. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    First year in this 4-keeper league (2 hitters, 2 pitchers – no limit on years as of now) – inherited a team that didn’t give me much to work with, but I made it work and I’m second in my division and on my way to the playoffs!!

    Playoffs start next week, so I’m thinking ahead to who my keepers will be in case I have to make some drops. Out of these hitters, which 2 would you keep for next season? (12-team H2H with OBP)

    Adam Jones
    Freeman
    Brandon Crawford
    Longoria
    David Ortiz
    Javier Baez

    I’m thinking it’s Jones and Freeman ..? But I really don’t want Freeman again next year. I’ll probably end up trading him – what do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Freeman

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Eric: you must have some amazing pitching to be in 2nd place with those as your best hitters!!

  38. Dommattingly says:
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    ozuna or adam lind ROS?

  39. Birdmann says:
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    Still loving all the Sano chatter, glad I get to keep him as my last pick of the draft next year.

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Grey: Money in the bank I hope, much better option than Crash in the 4th don’t you think.

        • Birdmann says:
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          @Birdmann: My favorite place to be battling for first at this time of year, three of my keepers set for next season: Kyle Schwarber 16th rd, Jose Fernadez 11th, Sano 23rd. To bad my RCL teams suck ass and my Razznasty has to wait for next season.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I hear ya

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better value, for sure

  40. joe says:
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    which of these power for days but nothing else guys will hurt me least

    alvarez
    domingo santana
    gallo
    shaffer
    other? baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro

  41. Jon says:
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    Would you drop Ziegler or Jepsen to add Velasquez to my active roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Nope

  42. ebudz says:
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    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)

    Okay Grey you know the drill! Is it worth starting either of these guys tomorrow in my battle for 1st place in this last points matchup of the regular season? I am up by 60 right now so maybe I should at least pick them up to block my opponent from streaming them?

    9/3
    Latos @SD (7.1)
    Samardzija @MIN (4.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Latos

  43. Hypno says:
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    Are you starting Walker tonight? Can drop Tex for him but dont like the matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neil Walker? Sure

      • Hypno says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, Taijuan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And his matchup is?

          • Hypno says:
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            @Grey: @Houston

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would not start him in Houston

              • Hypno says:
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                @Grey: Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  44. Five-On-One says:
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    Out of Odor, Desmond, A.Escobar, Wong and Baez, which 3 would you start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  45. FrankGrimes says:
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    Have you seen Straight outta Compton yet?
    It was kinda meh. Lots of fluff.
    Wish they spent more time on the early days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I talked about it a few Buys ago, went to an advanced screening, took a picture of Cube who was there, posted it in the Buy

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        You’re such a celebrity!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: did grime out himself as a non-reader?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sadly, I’m kinda bummed

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @J-FOH: @Grey:
            Haha
            I’ve haven’t missed any of
            Matthew Berry stuff tho!

            Btw Still waiting for the audio of the infamous interview…

  46. Johnny says:
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    For my 5×5 H2H w/OBP playoffs, assume Duda comes off DL before 9/14 (I have a 1st round bye). Drop two of the following players (schedules during playoffs which go through 2nd last weekd of season are shown):

    Fielder 13 games (4vHOU, 3vSEA, [email protected], [email protected])
    Choo 13 games (4vHOU, 3vSEA, [email protected], [email protected])
    Eaton 15 games (4vOAK, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    LeMahieu 13 games ([email protected], 3vSD, 4vPIT, 3vLAD)
    Duda 13 games (3vMIA, 3vNYY, 3vATL, [email protected])

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ, Duda

  47. Spring Blake says:
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    Is it time to cut bait with Hanley? 2 weeks away from h2h playoffs, it’s very tempting to just ride the hot hand at SS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see losing him

  48. J-FOH says:
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    Not sure if you have said this but it feels like everytime schwarber hits a home run, Sano hits a homerun. If Sano is the abominable SANOman does that make schwarber the yeti? It reminds me of those old commercials where a woman falls in Idaho and a man in florida feels a sharp pain in his back. Were they seperated at birth. The Schwano? Schwanoing? I’m creeped out.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: wait are you saying they are a perfect match of their dongs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Their dongs are identical yet totally different in DNA composition

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I went back and looked at their dongs and they have both homered on the same day 5 times (8/5, 8/18, 8/23, 8/25, 9/1). They also both had multi homer games one day apart and have donged the day after the other 5 times. Sano has homered on the last game of the month twice…..and I own them both in the ‘perts league ;-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wish I had just a taste of their dongs in any league

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I do all that work and all I get is jealousy. I cant get those 3 minutes back…..I also sat on Sano for 3 weeks, totally worth it, and schwarber was a gut call with monteros jammed thumb. Now if I showed that initiative with closers, oh wait I do, but you grab all of them crazy fast even though you have led in saves most of the year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You’re closing the saves gap fast though, I’m so gonna lose this league on the last day

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: oh cmon, you better win, Ive been without springer for two months and was without miggy for 7 weeks. Can I make this an easier for you…but lets not talk about us, lets talk about Rudy, where did he go? Did he have another kid?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah and I’ve had no setbacks

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      not your first two picks…but really lets no jinx ourselves or fight. We are both good and I have accomplished my goal of getting street cred and respect as a player for competing all year. Lets laugh at Rudy and his disappearing act

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but Rudy’s looking like he’s going to take home Tout

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      thats only because Im not in there…wow Ive never been that cocky in my life, oh well its for the sake of smack

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, sure

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      You might as well just said Yuptcha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It was implied

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I prefer when its applied over implied

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, solid

  49. J-FOH says:
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    Happy bump day! And by bump I mean someone gets bumped off MC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s one of the girls…Katrina or Meximama

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Stevens eating the forbidden fruit today. His days in the garden of eden are over

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess it could be at this point, but they’ve built him up to last past at least one of the girls…I think, I have to admit, not 100% confident… Maybe it will be a dessert elimination and he’ll be donzo

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: to be extra ridiculous, Im banking on an Indian food challenge now that the phony vegan is gone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no way that happens…I’d count on a Wal-Mart sponsored make the best burger challenge first

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: either way it will play into one their strengths then that person will fall, I love the psychology of the MC

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I forget, is it a mystery box night? Those are my favorite nights

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: IT IS!

                    how do they top animal heads? Tofu?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A family member’s head!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      or an animal that resembles them. Steven would be a hyeana, claudia would be a hippo, katrina a boar, nick an ape, and derrick a prairie dog

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, too soft… I want their high school bullies to stand by their stations yelling insults at them…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I could see that for all of them but Nick, they would have to bring in his Italian mother, nobody was bullying nick. I bet Derrick flinches every time he goes past a trash can

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, nice

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you know steven got bullied and thats why he turned out the way he did, now with Katrina they could have a line of people

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You know Meximama hates white girls

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      so do I!

                • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                  [email protected]J-FOH: did you catch the video of Derrick’s band? I’m in agreement with Stephen – I think he spazzes his way off tonight.

  50. gg says:
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    Drop hendricks for smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • J-FOH says:
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      @gg: they are both streamers at this point

  51. Old School Brother says:
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    drop Asdrubal Cabrera for Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  52. Erik says:
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    Sonavabench is right, especially with my opponent having the NL Cy Young to be and MadBum going. Looks like I’m going for wins and Ks in that league regardless of ratios now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  53. gg says:
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    Pick two
    Upton vs Hamel’s
    Odor deshields vs kennedy
    Pujols vs gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Pujols

  54. Gareth says:
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    Day 2 and Baez is out of the lineup.

    Who out of Baez, Olivera and Parra would you drop to open up a streamer spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Do you think R. Iglesias gets any more starts after today in light of his innings cap? Sounds like he’s heading to the bullpen, but can’t tell when…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s shut down, but the Reds haven’t said anything that I’ve heard

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, all I’ve heard is this per my ESPN blurb:

        Iglesias is expected to finish the season in the bullpen, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
        Spin: The Reds have not provided a firm number, but Iglesias is reportedly approaching an innings limit, having tossed 109.1 frames between Triple-A and the majors in his first season in affiliated baseball. Iglesias, who is still scheduled to start Wednesday against the Cubs, has been dominant in eight second-half starts, posting a 2.81 ERA, .176 BAA and 60:14 K:BB in 51.1 innings.

        …a little unclear if he’s heading there NOW or soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He didn’t pitch last year, so he’ll likely be shut down shortly…Another start or two

  56. ERad says:
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    Aplen-tees! Yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  57. PeteRosesRevnege says:
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    Anyone Remember “Oil Can Boyd”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “Manfred to bring back the curtesy.”

      • Carnac says:
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        Dear Cardinals Nation, the Commissioner has ruled that when a player hits a HR off a Cardinals pitcher, Yadi has to curtsy when he crosses home plate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “We’re going to try out a handshake between the pitcher and hitter before each at-bat.”

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: “Bat flips in Korea are commonly referred to as ppa-dun, a portmanteau word that combines the first syllables of the words for bat and throw”

            this is great, I actally really like the bat flip. I also get amued how pitchers who yell at batters and act like jackasses also get the most pissed when someone bat flips on them. Is it me or are pitchers the new Prima donnas, like a QB in football they act like they are infallible.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, pitchers are total prima donnas… Hitters should get style points on the bat flip like figure skating…

            • Carnac says:
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              Look at Korean Baseball doing the portmanteaus! Is there a Korean Razzball? Or is all of Korean Baseball the embodiment of Razzball? oop, oop, oopa ppa-dun!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, JayWrong

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: HA, Korazzea

  58. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Ive got Wong at 2B in my 12T H2H. I’m clinched for playoffs and very strong to finish with a bye. Im holding Baez as my one bench bat/tryout for 2B in the playoffs if Wong doesnt completely turn it around (which he certainly may). Burns is now hurting, so I can either drop Baez for a hot OF like Gutierrez or even take a chance on Joc turning the corner after the HR last night. OR I keep Baez and drop Pomeranz, who is my 5th closer after Rondon, Tolleson, Ziegler, Wilhelmsen…but I hate having multiple bench bats. What do you think Grey? Thanks as always for just being the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go FraGu over Baez

  59. James McCann says:
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    last man on my roster who do you prefer:

    jackie bradley jr
    aaron altherr
    darnell sweeney

    looking for power/speed/both, ratios dont matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  60. Playoff run help says:
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    Grey,
    10-tm H2H keeper (but only keep 12)
    My low end guys are Odor, Gausman, Berrios
    Would you drop any of them / all of them for any of these guys:
    Waiver HIT: H. Olivera, J. BradleyJr., B. Moss, Byrd, Gomes (Should I switch him for Carlos Santana, whos in my C spot?), Turmbo, Lawrie
    Waiver PIT: Medlen, Shoemaker, Smyly, Holland, Hutchinson, Corbin
    thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios for Smyly…Go with Gomes in C slot

  61. Scott says:
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    Ah, Conley’s finally showing why I didn’t stream him today in my NL only league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  62. nick the dick says:
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    That pocket pool move was my secret Razzball shoutout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, thanks, Nick!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: But that full 11 seconds they did a slow zoom in on me while Don Orsillo told you about the great prices at Jordan’s Furniture was for nobody but my own ego

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… If only you knew beforehand, would’ve been awesome if you wore a shirt, “Jordan’s Furniture Sucks.”

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: I would’ve at least made a sign like ‘Jordan’s Furniture sells murdering Murphy beds, just ask my dead wife’ or something

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “Jordan’s Furniture Killed JFK”

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: “Jordan’s Furniture: Come for the prices, stay for the weekly KKK rally”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  “Jordan’s Furniture, We Took Over Semen’s Furniture, No Typo.”

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: you see Superfly Snuka got charged with the 1983 murder of his girlfriend?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Seriously?! Oh no!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not that I was involved, just sad for my childhood idol

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @nick the dick: bee tee dubs, awesome stuff with the hip hip hall of fame guy on the podcast. I wanna go check it out!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Me too! When it opens and I’m in NY, you meet cougs and I there…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: I thought Jersey news would travel fast. Blame it on the ste-ste-ste-ste-ste-ste steroids

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, for sure… It’s really upsetting

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Absolutely, it’s a dream double date waiting to happen. Time, place, there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hell yeah! Hopefully by next August it’s up…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: what would of really been cool is if he wearing one of these sweet razzball shirts we sported at the Angels game

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I didnt get a text from Nick saying he was going to the Red Sox game where he’ll be sitting in a prime TV appearance spot and if I could get one made and over nighted to him…because I would of done it. Doesnt he know Im not just hateful….Im also helpful

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hateful is the first thing to come across so it’s hard to see other attributes

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    true, but they dont get the quality time with me like you do, so they miss out on J-FOL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I get all the L I can handle

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      are you saying you want me more hateful towards you when we hang out? or do you want more hate directed at others when we hang out?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Towards others, dur

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      just making sure you’re not sleeping at the wheel

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @J-FOH: Jack Full of Help? Didn’t know I was going until the night before of else I would have insisted on a shirt sent via carrier pigeon pdq

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: that ginger bro of yours. I blame him…..I sent grey the pics you sent me

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: I’m suprised the pic of me was posted over the Fenway Virgin sign girl

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Ill try to work the balls shot in on sunday

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  63. Hugman says:
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    I feel like this is the second time this year that Arenado homered in both games of a double header. Does that sound right to you? (my google’s broken)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds right

  64. Q says:
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    Would you drop Buxton for FraGu?

    Beef Wellington or Gomes?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah and yeah

  65. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is it time to drop J.ROSS? Id love to have him in my lineup for his scheduled Sunday start vs Atl but I have a feeling he will be skipped/shut down.
    Some available SPs include: D.SMYLY, M.SHOEMAKER, J.BERRIOS
    or I could grab a RP:D.HUDSON, D.POMERANZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Smyly

  66. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Forever keeper, Y Tomas or H. Olivera?

    • JJ says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:
      Id go Tomas. Younger with more upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  67. Basement Artie says:
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    What’s the better team name; Me and Machado, or Swoon over my Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swoon

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Great column today, as usual!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

    • Gareth says:
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      @Basement Artie: how about “Hanley Solo & Choo bacca?”

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Gareth: I like it!

  68. Gareth says:
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    How is Marcel Ozuna only 19.6% owned in the rcl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know

  69. Gareth says:
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    Short schedule day tomorrow.

    Latos worth streaming @ the Padres v’s Rea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  70. ScreechOwl says:
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    Great job bringing a little bit of baseball joy to the middle of everyone’s week.

    I’d take Sano over Abreu next year. In a dynasty league, I’d consider Sano over almost everyone. I’m not sure what the over/under is on how many home runs he’s going to hit in his career, but I’d probably take the over and then count my money. His power feels real to me because he hits like an actual big leaguer with patience. My optimistic side says he will be at least as good as Adam Dunn or Chris Davis, and Adam Dunn won me an awful lot of fantasy leagues last decade.

    Since I know you have insiders with the Cubs, could you please use your magical mustache of influence +3 to get Kris Bryant one more start in the outfield so I can let him replace the two-headed dragon of stink, Joc/Buxton, in my #3 outfield spot and then move either Kang or Rendon off of my bench to 3rd? Thanks. That would be so much easier than having to drop someone to add yet another outfielder.

    Would you drop one of Rendon/Odor, Joc/Buxton, or Kang for Berrios? This is a dynasty league, so Joc and Buxton aren’t totally worthless, but they aren’t doing much for me right now.

    Would you drop two for Berrios and Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see it… Odor for Piscotty

  71. Stickball Al says:
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    Don’t worry about your father issue’s. I’ll always be your over the internet New Jersey father figure for you… Here’s a hundred over the internet dollar’s. Go buy yourself a popsicle. That’s a good boy. How was that ? I know, a little creepy ,but hey !!! I’m kinda there for you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Stickball!

  72. DisEnfranchised says:
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    I am heading into my h2h points playoffs (3 keepers) with a slumping A-Rod and Yelich on my bench. Yelich, when healthy, hardly makes it into my lineup because I have Rizzo, Altuve, McCutcheon, Cespedes, Betts, and Hosmer as my 1B, 2B, OFs and U. Moustakas, Murphy, and Solarte (SD 3B), and E. Escobar are available. I have 10 moves left and there’s no GS limit on SPs. Do I drop either or save moves for streaming? If I drop either, who should I pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save for streaming

  73. Gareth says:
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    Baez or Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: literally minutes after this exchange someone grabbed Segura.

  74. Scott says:
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    Bour sux

  75. EA says:
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    Dickerson or Olivera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olivera

  76. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    You shouldof put some money down on that Baez toilet bet! I squeezed out a little more when I read that one! Awesome read today Grey. Paris Best Western? It all makes sense now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  77. Anal Hershiser says:
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    do you trust Matz first start back at Miami vs. Hand?

    • Anal Hershiser says:
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      @Anal Hershiser: this is on saturday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  78. Anal Hershiser says:
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    joan baez or javier baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Carnac says:
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      Baez Is Just a Four Letter Word

  79. mike says:
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    Start t walker @ houston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  80. JohnnySquid says:
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    No sh*t I had a dream last night that Joe Madden pinch hit himself in a game in the 9th with 2 runners on base and the Cubs down by 2 runs. Everyone was obviously maligning this decision and then-BAM…he hits a walk off Home Run to win. Oh Madden you even blow my mind in dream land.

    On an unrelated note you think Corey Seager gets called up? Or am I going to have a dream of Mattingly feeding me grapes whilst Puig fans him with Palms and Laurels???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I think you’re gonna have to dream about Mattingly

  81. Carnac says:
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    FYI: Austin Jackson’s walkup music is Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Carnac says:
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        And Anthony Rizzo is walking around the dugout with a giant ziplock bag full of orange slices, passing them out. Dan Haren took two handfuls.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: thats what we need in spring, a team building exercise

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love it! Can Sky organize?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: oh great, we’ll be out in the desert in loin cloths make teepees

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Going to see the Indians?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: as long its not padres and mariners again…blah!!!!!

                Jay is not in charge of itinerary again

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, I’m staying downtown or in Florida…I’m not staying 40 minutes out of the city

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m a diva, yo

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I liked our spot. There was a bar across the street. A convince store and a ton of cheap places to eat…and it was ten minutes from downtown

                    As long as we agree to no more Padres mariners games I’m good

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cheap food, a bar with skanky women and a convenience store doesn’t do it for me

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you are sooooo boooo geeeeeee Grey, I’m a blue collar boy, whada ya doo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We’ll be friends like Dan and Eddie in Trading Places!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Ive always considered myself black from the waist up

  82. JoeG414 says:
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    Matt Moore @ Yankees this weekend ? Or wait and see ? Could use the K’s and the Win. Really no streamers available.

    6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait and see

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J-FOH: oops…wrong post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tweet it with @razzball and I’ll retweet for you

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks for the offer but
        Grimey no Twitter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re better because of it!

  83. torenado says:
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    VMart or Greg Bird ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  84. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: h2h 12man Need 1 for rest of season – Heaney Smyly or Tomlin ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  85. Chris says:
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    Pineda and Shoemaker are on waivers in my H2H Pts League. The bottom of my rotation is:
    Syndergaard
    Carlos Rodon
    T. Ross
    Quintana
    Medlen
    Should any be dropped for Pineda or Shoemaker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Medlen and Quintana

  86. Carnac says:
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    Including tonight’s night off, Paul Goldschmidt has appeared in 132 of Arizona’s 134 games. Both of his days off will have been @COL.

    Thanks, Chip Hale.

    • Carnac says:
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      Update: beat reporter says there’s no sign up Goldschmidt at Coors field and his wife may be giving birth. In which case… mazel tov!

      (But still, screw you Chip Hale anyway.)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  87. Carnac says:
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    Matt Williams did ‘a masterful job’ and ‘pushed all the right buttons’ Tuesday

    – Mike Rizzo, today, on the actual 10th friggin anniversary of George W. Bush making his “heckuva job” remarks about FEMA Director Michael Brown.

    • Carnac says:
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      Tonight the first 15,000 fans to Nationals Park will receive “Mission Accomplished Pennants”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Matt Williams hates black people

        • Carnac says:
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          Related: Michael Taylor is batting 8th tonight. Werth (.207 vLHP) is leading off!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Related: Matt Williams shops at Jordan’s Furniture for white sheets.

            • Carnac says:
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              Matt Williams thinks Jordan’s Furniture is only for black people.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Matt Williams returned his Jordan’s Furniture to the Middle East.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Carnac: is it better being a coach. It feels like he is trying to get fired so he can go back to “coaching”

            • Carnac says:
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              It’s almost as if guys like Williams become even more stubborn about their way of doing things when it’s going badly and nothing’s working. Kind of like my 4 year old.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Carnac: Im exactly like your 4 year old

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: nice comp

  88. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop C. Gomez for JBJ, Beltran, Enciarte or hold?

    • JoeCool says:
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      @JoeCool:

      *Inciarte, my bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  89. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    12 team H2H league – hanging onto 1st place by a string – final week.

    I have both Harvey and Nola.

    Played it too conservative and benched Salazar and Pineda already. I’m still winning ratios by quite a bit but that’s mostly because I only have 7 IP. Opponent has had 4 bad starts and ratios are way up. There is no way I’ll take W’s or K’s and no way I’ll lose L’s or SV’s….

    Start both, or stay conservative and just start Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just start Harvey

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        Dearest Grey,

        NYM 6 PHI 0 (4th)

        Thank you!

        Love,
        Jackie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Fiers, Leake, or Matz ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  91. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    10 team keep forever – 2 pts back of 1st overall. currently 29 K’s and 3 wins off 1st in each category. roster moves are 25 cents a pop

    which spot should I stream (or not) – here’s my staff:
    Scherzer
    Arrieta
    Hamels
    Salazar
    Richards
    Pineda
    Taijuan Walker

    waiver options:
    Kennedy
    Quintana
    Smyly
    Shoemaker

    or I could drop Olivera to stream, but this is a keep forever…

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly over Richards

  92. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Meetings all day (insert deep sigh followed by an old man burp). So we annually have to do some lame team-building exercise, and this year was no different. We had to fill out a card and write down “something surprising about us that other’s wouldn’t know”. They were collected, shuffled, re-distributed and then we had to travel around and introduce ourselves to others while trying to find the person who wrote their comment. I grabbed two cards. On one was the truth, and on the other I wrote “I have Herpes:)”. Our group is pretty easy-going, or I wouldn’t have done it, but when we were all inter-mingling there was somebody out there trying to find someone who has herpes. During the sharing component of the exercise, I fessed up to doing it. It was pretty funny.

    Anythehoo…Smyly! SONOVABENCH. I would be really depressed but my opponent in the playoffs was pitching Tillman and Gallardo, so I felt better. Tough to sleep though. Cheers to tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! That’s awesome… I mean, not cool you have herpes, but funny you wrote it! You shouldn’t put your slim in the poop…

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: That was the card that wasn’t true.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Yeah, of course. My bad!

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Ha!

  93. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey What’s up.. Dude there’s 2 weeks left and i’m in the playoffs as of now with 1 game up so i really would like to win and sit comfortable. pitching is almost everything and I lost Syndergaard this week to Matz and Lance Lynn to an injury for a couple weeks with no DL spot.. I have Happ as my streamer and kept him because of the hot arm but do you think i should drop Lynn for a streamer spot this week?? If i drop anyone else then i won’t get an extra pitcher for the week cause they haven’t pitched yet but also gotta think about playoffs if i get there. I got
    Scherzer
    Lynn
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Hammel
    Salazar
    Hendricks
    Kluber
    Alex Wood
    Happ
    Syndergaard
    Joe Kelly
    I lost a couple good pitchers due to injury so that’s why i have Kelly too but he’s been solid. I play an easy team next week who’s out of the race but there’s never a guarantee. How would you play this situation out?? Thank You!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go with a streamer

  94. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team h2h league with limited moves (budget)

    1) Trying to round out my rotation for the upcoming playoffs. I am in finishing in first place for the regular season and a bye week next week so my first playoff week doesn’t start for another week and a half. Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to map out my starters potential starts as well as some waiver wire pitchers available.

    My worst 2 starters are Matz and Pineda. Assuming they stay on schedule, Matz (if he stays in a 6 man rotation) should face the Yankees at home in week 3 and the Reds away in week 4. Pineda should face the Mets away in week 3 and the Jays away in week 4.

    Here are the best waiver options and their probable week 3/4 starts:

    Samardzija : OAK/@CLE week 3 …. …@NYY week 4
    Igelsias : @MIL week 3 ……………..NYM week 4
    Rodon : @CLE week 3 ……………[email protected] week 4
    Holland : HOU/SEA week 3 ………[email protected] week 4
    Nola : @ATL week 3 …………….[email protected] week 4
    Heaney : @SEA/@MIN week 3 …..SEA in week 4.

    See any moves to make or just hold right now?

    2) Also, trying to figure out what to do with Texiera. They are saying he could/should be out 2 weeks and I technically don’t have to play any meaningful games for another week and a half. So do I hold him and hope for some miracle before then or just drop him now? Here are some waiver options are their upcoming week 3 series and probable pitchers:

    Dickerson: 3 @LAD (Latos, Wood, Anderson) and 3 vSD (Kennedy, Rea, Shields)
    Choo: 4 vHOU (Kuechel, Feldman, Kazmir, McHugh)and 3 vSEA (Elias, Walker, Iwakuma)
    Trumbo: 3 vLAA (Heaney, Richards, Weaver) and 3 @TEX (Hamels, Perez, Holland)
    Moss: 3 @MIL (Garza, Peralta, Nelson) and 3 @CHC (Hammels, Lester Arrieta)
    Eaton: 4 vOAK (Gray, Brooks, Chavez, Doubront) and 3 @CLE (Bauer, Kluber, Carrasco?)

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. No point in dropping him now, hold for now

  95. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Just found out a picture of mine is making it into the 2016 Awkward Family Photos calender

  96. Cram It says:
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    Conforto! Might want to think about ranking him as an OF 3 next year brotha. Dude’s a smart hitter. Gawd bless these Mets!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liking what I’m seeing!

  97. Alex Tramble says:
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    Smyly vs. Detroit or Pineda vs. Baltimore for Monday night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  98. Happy Vegans says:
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    “Cheap food, a bar with skanky women and a convenience store…”

    Yup, sounds like a typicaL weekend for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  99. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is berrios a nice speculative add in keepers to see how well he does in spring? He had 160 IP this year in minors, he could be ready to rock next year. Where would u project someone like him stats wise and then rank wise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Oil Can Grey happy Wednesday AKA best night for TV

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  100. Alps88 says:
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    So It seems Berrios won’t be up this year.
    I need an SP. I need wins K’s are also nice.
    Here are my options.
    zack Godley, Matt Moore , Corbin or Tomlin
    What do you think
    Top 2
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Moore

  101. agarthered says:
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    Trumbo or Moose ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  102. Wilsonian says:
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    Better batty call for tomorrow (pick 2):

    Aramis
    Pedro
    Kang
    Eaton
    Melky
    Avisail
    Aoki
    B. Crawford
    Werth
    Joc

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang, Eaton

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thank you sir! Getting into the home stretch and I’m losing to the next to last place team. I’m in first, so I gotta hang on. One more week after this before the Playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hang on, brother!

  103. Left Hangs Lower says:
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    Stroman’s first rehab start against Single-A team: 4.2 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 7 K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  104. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey, with the playoffs approaching I’m trying to finalize my roster ..
    Do you drop erasmo Ramirez for joe kelly? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if the latter has better matchups

  105. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Ugh. Harper leaves the game with an undisclosed injury. The Nats, of course, observe their policy of not updating injuries during the game. Who will join me at the fore of the prayer hexagon?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Hey look at that: the Nats broke with tradition. Left glute tightness. Lower case yay.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: so you’re saying he left with a tight ass?

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Wilsonian: He certainly didn’t leave with a HR. Gave them up for Lent.

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          @Wilsonian: I always heard he was frugal, but I never thought it would be cause for him to leave a game.

  106. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking for a Batty Call for Thursday, its not easy since there’s one early game (CWS vs Twins 13:00est) and everything else starts at 19:00 . I have to make the pickups before the first game.
    I’m going to try to get Eduardo Escobar off of waivers tonight, but I need one more.
    Whom is the best one to get with the highest chance of playing ?
    Eddie Rosario Twins – could be an option with the early game.
    Gregor Blanco @ Col. Rusin-L
    Domingo Santana -home vs Pit. Liriano
    Carl Crawford @S.D. Rea
    A.Gose @ K.C. Volquez
    Nick Swisher @ Wash. Zimm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

  107. Red Barons says:
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    Sonovabench on Longoria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  108. Kevin says:
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    Hello,
    Thanks for all the daily advice and great articles, keep it up!

    I’m in a points H2H league where HR/R/RBI/SB are valued and not hits/batting average/Ks and we don’t have much bench space. I have Alex Gordon in my last OF spot and can grab Ryan Zimmerman (OF eligible), or use the extra OF but I’ll have to drop Matt Carpenter or Freddie Freeman. Should I do it?

    Good luck with everyones playoff pushes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Gordon for Zimmerman

  109. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So Grey, I spend an inordinate amount of time talking, rather whining, about my fortunes in fantasy baseball. How are your teams doing? Winning any leagues this year?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: I always see Tom Hanks when I see your profile pic but it’s actually Dan Aykroyd, right?

  110. Gareth says:
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    Drop Baez, Alvarez or Parra?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Gareth: or Byrd.

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