Stephen Piscotty was IL’d — why? Don’t ask, he doesn’t know. Nick Martini was DFA’d. See ya round like an olive! And, in their place, the A’s called up Seth Brown (2-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI), their power-hitting prospect, who had 37 HRs in Triple-A. Baseball is so effed prospects are hitting 37 homers in the minors and everyone’s like, “Whatevs, Tommy La Stella hit 17 homers in 25 at-bats.” Tommy La Stella ruined everything for everyone! I hate you, Tommy La Stella! The Prospectonator doesn’t love Brown, Prospect Mike hasn’t had much to say on him, and I don’t know how much he’ll play, but I guess he’s fine in AL-Only leagues for now, and mixed leagues, if you need power. The A’s said, “(Brown is) Brandon Moss 2.0.”  Then call him, Re-Peat Moss. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Marcus Semien – 2-for-6, 7 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .273. Nice game from Semien!  Or if you’re in China using a censored internet, nice game from dried paste on the sheets!

Mark Canha – 3-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .279, hitting near-.500 in the last week. Literally the hottest schmotato in schmotato land. Yes, literally, and I’m starting a website called “Canhaz Schmotatoes” with cute pics of cats and Canha hitting baseballs.

Khris Davis – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .220. If Khris Davis hits ten homers in September (possible), is he back in our good graces? Can we dole out good graces? Are we his Judge, Drury and Mexicutioner? I got questions, y’all!

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.04.  A’s jumped out to a huge lead, and Homer sailed out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W. Streamonator says his next start won’t be on the Ivictory Coast but in the Boogie Down.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .211. That one team where I own Profar and Odor? Um, yeah, that team ponied up to the bar around May and has been drinking its problems away for a few months.

Brad Keller – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.19. Royals said Keller would only take two to three more turns through rotation. If those starts are anything like yesterday, it might be only two or three turns through an opponent’s lineup.

Adalberto Mondesi – Will be activated on Sunday. Royals said they don’t want him diving into bases on steals. In theory, that could limit his steals, but he’s stealing in his rehab assignment and he’s got enough speed to slide in dogs first, so I think we’re okay while limiting noisemakers until we see steals in the majors.

Brett Phillips – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Phillips has some decent fantasy skills (18 HRs, 22 SBs in Triple-A), but he strikes out way too much. Maybe one of these days Phillips will have a light bulb moment and stop chasing balls in the dirt.

German Marquez – Hit the IL with pretendinitis, because he didn’t trust me to bench him for two home starts. Thank you, Marquez, for saving me from myself! I was legit considering starting him vs. the Red Sox at home. Yo, who’s braver and/or stupider:  me or a WWII kamikaze pilot? Speaking of the Axis powers, German sounds shut down for the year, so you can lose him.

Raimel Tapia – Hit the IL with a hand contusion. Raimel tried to take batting practice but he Tapia’d out. Take it, Highlights Magazine, I bequeath my pun to you!

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .264. Out of curiosity, I went to look at his home vs. away splits. Let’s just say, I’m glad I picked him up on Sunday for his home stand. (He has 14 HRs at home, you can do the math for how many away.)

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.39 vs. Tim Melville – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.75. The ol’ pitcher’s duel in Coors where I streamed seven hitters an got an 0-for-17. They told me I’d get locked up for ripping that mattress tag off, but I just got bad karma. Tim Melville being an ace in Coors, after having a 5.42 ERA in the minors, while I’m out here struggling to make Trevor Bauer and Kyle Gibson work for me is so 2019, I’m using it as a calendar.

Dansby Swanson – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When I’m doing stuff, I like to say, ‘I’m Kev-ing.'”

Gavin LuxDodgers said they will be calling him up in September. That’s old news. I was saying that last week. Get with the program, Dodgers!

Dustin May – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.07. It was at a 5 IP, 1 ER start, and I was like, “I’m going to go take a urine into a champagne bucket to celebrate my good fortune for starting May like the stereotype I think of with the cultural elite,” and then I returned to a losing game and *raspberries lips* Crimey, Dustin, where’d your ship go off course? My guess is May won’t start another game, because his innings are high, but the Dodgers *pinkie to mouth* May not care. Honestly, I don’t know, I hope he starts again.

Justin Turner – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer. Turner’s hit 14 HRs in only 145 post-All-Star break at-bats, after hitting far less in almost twice as many 1st half at-bats.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-2 and his 17th homer.  Member the 1st week of the season when Donkey Teeth told me Kiké was going to hit 30 homers this year? I do, because I wanted to believe him. “Donkey, hee-haw me some pretty lies.” That’s me riding Donkey around town, tilting at windmills.

Tyler Beede – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER (2 unearned), 4 Ks, ERA at 5.56. He was a double positive start this week on the Streamonator, and, now with one middling start down, I’m rooting hard for a 5 IP, 2 ER, win in the next start. High apple-pie-in-the-sky hopes!

Mike Ford – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, and three homers in the past two games. Forget that Tauchman, that sounds like a boat in Indonesia. We want Mike, he’s built Ford tough! Or until he starts outsourcing his homers to the Gardner.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-4 and his 33rd homer.  Time traveler in March, “Gleyber will hit twice as many homers as Judge and Giancarlo combined.” You in March, “Cool, but could you hum that Old Town Road song again, that’s catchy.”

Dylan Moore – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Moore’s strikeout rate is 34%, so less is Moore.

Bryce Harper –  1-for-5 and his 28th homer, as he returned from the paternity list. Bryce’s baby popped out of the ‘gina with a rooster buzzcut saying that was a clown womb, bro.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week with a four-hit game the other day and has shown next to no power recently or all season.

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.67. Prior to this game, he had a 7.71 ERA in August, which was only topped (bottomed?) by a 8.10 ERA in May. Since May 1st, Musgrove’s ERA is 5.70. That gives me some Musgrovings about Joe.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .261. Alex Trebek, “This is the year Yadier Molina got old.” “What is 2019?” Alex Trebek looks at you from over his glasses, “I was simply stating a fact, we’re not on a set of a game show”  “What is Alex Trebek stating?”

Paul DeJong – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .248. Colonel Mustard in the foyer with the free giveaway umbrella!

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.34. Cardinals beat up on the Brewers yesterday like every other playoff team will beat up on the Cardinals. That the Cards have 72 wins with one solid starter and no real superstar bat should tell you all you need to know about the NL Central.  The Pirates could’ve won that division if Jameson Taillon was good.

Pablo Lopez – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.41, as he was activated from the IL. I went over him yesterday. Any questions? What’s that? Which day was yesterday? Oh, Jesus Colome, we got ourselves a problem here.

Jon Berti – 0-for-4, 1 run and his 8th steal. Berti’s becoming my new favorite player stealing bases when no one else is, and I’m not just his ad man because the Marlins’ lineup features Berti and Starling/Cooper.

Jorge Alfaro – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .269. Only three homers off the Tom Murphy pace, which is how I’m now comparing all catchers. Da-line-al Murphy, which is not confusing at all.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4 and his 36th homer. He only has 80 RBIs. I’m no Eugenius, but I have to think that throughout history most hitters with near-40 homers who hit third have many more RBIs than that.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.92. I’m excitedly rubbing my hands together to own Sonny Gray next year and have him regress all over the place on my teams. It will spark so much joy I’m rearranging my underwear drawers in anticipation.

Freddy Galvis – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 22nd homer, third homer in his last week of games and hitting near-.380 on the Reds. Of course, the biggest pickup of August is Freddy Galvis. I mean, freakin’ of course. Baseball is the most predictably unpredictable thing. It’s like life. Y’all gonna die, but how? Wow, that’s a fun note to end on.

  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great report!! Gr8!

    a. Forgot to mention yesterday just how goofy the nickname weekend jersey activity was. But it does prove just how lame white folk are. To wit, here are the three lamest nicknames.

    1. Dakota Hudson…Dak
    2. Mike Ford….Fordy
    3. Harrison Bader…..Master

    Too bad B.J. Upton didn’t make it back up to the majors in time. He went back to using Bossman Junior this year, really propelled his career in 2019.

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 27

    The Noose Hangs High, 1948

    Costello: A guy in a white coat is coming for him and I don’t mean the Good Humor man.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Master Bader isn’t lame!

    • Coolwhip

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      I liked how Nelson Cruz was “Boomstick” lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Was Master Bader in an all-white jersey? Hmm…

      B. Ha

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        Yep, STL all-whites.

        I keed, it’s my lame nick name for Bader. Showing again how lame white folk are, including meeself.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          MasterBader would’ve been awesome… He went with “Stealing Nudie Magazines To MasterBader” which was way too long

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!

            Ha…’Stealing Nudie Magazines to MasterBader 2 Later’….also too long.

            I was born in ’67 so seeing tits in Fast Times at Ridgememount High was like horseracing’s triple crown and Doctors in Love, the super bowl and ASB.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not too big for Vogelbach’s jersey — Phoebe Cates was enough for me for about 6 years

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        Chi Chi’s nick name was ‘Chi Chi’. I thought it would be ‘Please don’t kill me’ after seeing the box score of that game.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should’ve went with Chi-Chi’s Tostada Salad, which is divine

  2. CTFDU says:
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    Wilson Contreras or Francisco Mejia ROS?
    Considering Adalberto won’t be diving, Rank ROS Adalberto, Berti, Lux

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Mejia.

      Mondesi, Lux, Berti. Hopefully he can slide without diving?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  3. Terrence Mann says:
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    Everyone that thinks Suarez should have more RBI with 36 hr, take one step forward.

    Not so fast, Franmil.

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Haha. I think I saw Muncy and Glyeber take half a step.

    • Coolwhip

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      hahaha Suarez has hit a lot of solo shots and had a good month or so that he was almost useless. He SHOULD have more… but baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  4. Jameson says:
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    One SP spot open on my bench. Looking for a streamer type, especially during 2 start weeks. Can you rank the following ROS where QS are worth extra points:

    Elieser Hernandez
    Pablo Lopez
    Mitch Keller
    Framber Valdez
    Joe Ross

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The nature of streamers is who are they facing

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        Oh Great One!!! How many times do you need to drill this concept into our noggins??? Matchups, matchups!!! Arg!!!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matchups, ARGH

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Argh means good vs. Pirates

            • galica says:
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              Grey!!

              You mean, Musgrove=MustGo!

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Everything Musgrove!

                • galica says:
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                  Grey!!

                  It reminds me of this smart business man in Toronto (fine, he was a Jew) called Honest Ed. Every Friday he would have these all-out sales, ‘everything must go’ and people would be duped into buying thinking the store’s going bankrupt when lo and behold on Monday, back in business from all the business from Friday! Kind of like what Oral Roberts did in the 80s on telling his peeps that he the Lord told him that he needs 10 mil over the weekend or he’s going to die. He probably got 100 mil, only God knows how much he got. What were we discussing?

                  Cheers,
                  Ante

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    There’s a carpet store not too far from me that’s been going out of business for 10 years

                    • galica says:
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                      Grey!!

                      It’s owned and operated by Mustgrove’s father!!!

                      May ALL your hitters hit 4 HRs and may ALL your pitchers throw shutouts. It could happen! There was only 1 time in MLB history where ALL 15 home teams won on the same day. Only once!! That’s baseball parity for ya, so yeah! Murphy’s law all over again in MLB.

                      Cheers,
                      Ante

                    • Grey

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                      Is that true about home teams all winning once?

  5. Be nice says:
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    Trade Cole Hamels and Paul DeJong for Tim Anderson? 20 teams. Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. HamPorter says:
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    I’m in a 10 team AL dynasty 5×5 roto. I am currently in first place by 12 points and in first or second in all offensive categories. I acquired Miggy for $2.10 in a trade for Greinke after he was sent over. I don’t really like Miggy at $2.10 for next year. I have a feeling the tigers might cut back on his playing time to prevent him from falling apart. Would you add Seth Brown who would have a $1 contract for his potential or just ride it out with Miggy?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Seth. Not sure what your budget is but $2.10 seems fine for Miggy in AL also…

      • HamPorter says:
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        Thanks Donkey, we have 14 position players (2 catchers) and 9 pitchers with $26 in an auction, can keep 15. My most expensive keeper next year is Gerrit Cole at $2.80, provided he stays in the AL.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Oh that’s a huge portion of your budget, definitely move on…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2.10 is terrible for Miggy

      Try Brown

  7. Dave D says:
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    That’s brutal on your streaming @COL. A rookie and a fly ball pitcher spin 0’s. Huh?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      They must have been throwing, commish Rob’s new juice free balls.

      • Dave D says:
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        Ha! Maybe..

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Guy in my H2H playoffs started Teheran against me yesterday…what a let down for me!

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, crazy. I started him in two roto leagues where I am neck and neck for Ws and Ks, so I figured Id sacrifice ratios for possible counting stats in a two start week.I never imagined my ERA lowering???

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ride out the bad vibes, Donkey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but I’m going back for more today… Whee! Never learn!

  8. rocky61 says:
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    Hey Grey!
    How many games are the Rockies going to win here on in with a rotation of: Lambert, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Senzetella, Melville and Rico Garcia? I’ll be surprised if the Streamonator gives a Rockies’ pitcher a favorable grade for the upcoming month. I want to own every opposing hitter going into Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too, rocky61, hopefully it works out better than last night. America!

  9. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Is Kyle tucker an upgrade over pollock or jd Davis (assuming he gets to start over Reddick)?

    Thoughts on Sean manaea or Luzardo as a replacement for Marquez? Or am I just better off streaming?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tucker if hes starting.

      Better off streaming unless your leagues really deep…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them if they’re starting are better than the ones not starting… So Davis for now

      Streaming if your league is deep enough

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        *Or not deep, as it were

  10. Electric Boogaloo says:
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    Good morning!

    OBP / QS league, 3 adds left until the playoffs next week and rosters lock.

    How do you rank the following for impact bench flyers for the playoffs?
    Lux, Laureano (back 9/1), Khris Davis, Reynolds, Tucker, Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Davis, Laureano

  11. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, G-rey!

    Hoskins went 0/5 yesterday,.

    Nice job with the reverse-reverse jinx, old friend.

    Lurve yas!

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Oh, and who do you think is a better short term schmotato plug in at 3b: Berti or Jurickson? No glaring offensive needs.

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Berti for me

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Berti!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, sorry, Sportive…Lurves?

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Always, my friend. Our Jersey childhoods bring us together.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jersey bois!

  12. knucks says:
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    Grey, you get into that new Freddie Gibbs album yet? Love this guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I have it and I need to listen…

  13. Jamie Cain says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In the finals of my H2H Pts league, need to pick the best 2 starts from Roark, DeSclafani, and Ross (Webb vs SD is option too)…who would you run out there with your season on the line? Btw, thanks for all the content!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are they facing?

      • Jamie Cain says:
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        Roark @ KC (Junis)
        Ross @ Mia (Smith)
        DeSclafani vs Mia (Noesi)
        Webb vs SD (Lauer)

        Leaning Ross & Roark since a SP win makes their day a success. Appreciate your advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeScalfani, Ross… they’re all decent

          • Jamie Cain says:
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            Thanks! I’ll make sure to give you a mention in my victory speech! But seriously, the streamonator/relievonator/hittertron have given me a huge edge in my daily league and is my most trusted source. Much obliged to you and your team.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem

          • Jamie Cain says:
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            Sorry, one more thing, Grey. I have Heaney and his 2nd start on Sun vs. Boston has me a bit worried…would you start any of the above 4 over him? I don’t need a 14 k gem from Heaney, just a safe QS and possible win…but the risk of getting blown up by a tough Boston lineup looms. Whadda think?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              DeScalfani over Heaney, but equally risky prolly

              • Jamie Cain says:
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                Thanks again!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  14. Mookiewilson says:
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    I have to drop a DL guy. Who would you guess makes the least impact this year and therefore is most droppable: Kluber, Price, Marquez or Haniger?

    Thanks!

    • Lubes says:
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      Even if Marquez comes back, you’re looking at possible home starts vs. Mets (probable bench) or Brewers (definite bench) or road at Dodgers (probable bench) or Giants (probable start). So I say drop him and only add back on if he lines up for Giants, and then only maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all droppable… Marquez, Kluber

  15. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Kaplar is messed up , he babies these players and they through him under the bus he does’nt have respect of them team. Phillies win and the focus is on everything but baseball

    Cesar Hernandez does’nt run out a ball….commong theme with this years phillies Kaplar says nothing during the game when asked about it he says he did not want to jeapordize the game by benching him and running out of players ok i’ll buy that

    next day he sits hernandez; tells the media it was a benching tells the player it was a day off; then had to go and explain to hernancez that it was a punishment.

    you have sean rodrigeuz batting 210 gets booed after going 1 for 21; finally hits a walk off and takes his time in the spot light to complain about the fans.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw Sean-Rod hit the big HR, but he complained after the game about fans? I didn’t see that

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        he was booed when the put him in and hit a walk off but said something to the effect the fans are actiing entitled and fans need to be encouraging blah blah blah.

        This guy has been terrible offensively and defensively he needs to suck it up

        can’t tell you how many times he makes mental mistakes in the field throwing to the wrong base etc and his average speaks for itself ……..can’t have one good moment and get yourself on TV to lecture people

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t have to sell me on Sean-Rod being terrible, can’t believe he has a job anywhere

          • Dave D says:
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            Amazing he stays employed with a bad attitude to match the incompetent play. He’s almost at Danny Espinosa level. I remember watching that guy on the Angels in 2017 and his body language looked defeated walking to plate. He had already struck out before the at bat and Sciosciapath just kept playing him. Eppler really outdid himself this year though. $30+ million wasted on Harvey,
            Cahill, Allen, Bour.

            If he keeps his job the Arte needs a “check up from the neck up”.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yeah… Honestly, I think the Angels should DFA their entire offense outside of Trout and Fletcher… Keep their pitching, bring up the prospects and see what happens…

              • Dave D says:
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                Calhoun has been good after a very bipolar 2018. But, yeah, I’d give Ward and Thaiss a shot, and if Adell looks good in spring then him too. Other than Simmons for his glove mainly, no other regulars should be guaranteed anything, including Poojols.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, exactly… Andrelton’s glove and arm, fine… Everyone else, goodbye!

            • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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              It is a shame Trout signed….that club is going nowhere for awhile

              • Dave D says:
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                If only you compare what the A’s do each off season on their squalid budget to the Angels dumpster fire of tens of millions annually, do you get the full contrast of the greatness of Billy Beane versus the buffoonery in the front office of Anaheim (of Los Angeles).

  16. NEED WINS______ so, FOR REST OF YEAR GONSOLIN ( will Hill demote him) VARGAS or EFLIN ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who they’re facing… I’d guess Vargas

  17. Lubes says:
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    So looks like runs is the last offensive category where I can still make a move. Down to 4 adds for the season, so this is likely my last offensive add (although I do have Mondesi and Gurriel coming off IL, and Tucker whenever called up). Thoughts among these guys-
    – Calhoun (he does have the most runs of any of these guys)
    – Laureano (back by end of week)
    – Hosmer
    – Canha (Can-he keep it up?)
    – Berti? Pilar? Galvis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

  18. FrankGrimes says:
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    Feels too weird to hear you talk about football haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am 100% just reading words, is it obvious?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        It’s almost as if the words are reading you, beautiful work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lavish praise on me, Donkey, it’s my one weakness, and cougars

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      I’m not a big NFL guy myself, but have you seen how convoluted (if not outright silly) some fantasy football “analysis” has gotten on the interweb these days? I don’t want a ten page analysis on the effect Cam Newton’s pregame prep talk will have on a player (and I’m not joking). Just keep it simple (like these vids). Just my opinion.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Something I didn’t see coming ten years ago was fantasy football people adopting baseball type analytics

      • Dave D says:
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        I think since they only play 16 games and, lets face it, a lot more amateurs play fantasy football, its no wonder you find stuff like you’re talking about which actually has nothing to do with fantasy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think that’s a big part, they need to fill in gaps and pretend it’s not luck

    • Dave D says:
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      If you’re like me and the entire NFL makes you want to projectile vomit, I’d recommend looking at their hockey coverage. Its pretty good, and if you have any interest in hockey, its a lot more like baseball than football. Plus, no political statements or grandstanding to endure if you watch a game series since its half Canadian.

  19. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Re-Peat Moss. *releases balloons, smashes watermelon, audience applauses* 3-layer pun! and they said it couldn’t be done… Grey has proven them wrong. pay up mitches!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give me my money!

  20. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I have a keeper team (12 team H2H) where I am ridiculously stacked with bats, have to sit one of Blackmon at home vs BOS, Yordan vs Charlie Morton, or Sexy Dr. Pepper vs Baltimore. Who do I sit? Leaning sitting Yordan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

  21. James Bolger says:
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    Currently have JD Davis filling in at 1B for Voit. Thinking about swapping Dahl for Voit & keeping JD.
    Do you prefer Davis over Voit ROS?
    Do you like Dahl over either Voit or Davis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Davis

      Dahl? Is he returning?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Heard Dahl by end of next week. Not sure if that was rehab or Denver.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Wow, news to me

          • William Hung says:
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            I’ve moved on to a combo of Castellanos and Adam Eaton – Watch out for Eaton. The dude is doing his best Mookie Betts impression the past month with scoring runs, getting on base and a providing a nice combo of HRs and SBs

            • Grey

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              Don’t think Eaton’s available in any of my leagues, but yeah he’s been good

  22. erad says:
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    It angers me more than it should that after I finally dropped Marquez last week – the Rockies DL’d him – like yo, you couldn’t have done that after his 11 ER debacle? Come on man.

    The name of Bryce Harper’s son? Krew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha — Krewcutz Harper

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Roger Clemens has four sons: Koby, Kory, Kacy, and Kody—all given “K” names to honor Clemens’ strikeouts (“K’s”).

      Sounds like Bryce followed suit!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        *Bryce Harper picks up baby bassinet from river, reads note signed by Rocket* It’s ours now!

  23. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, 5×5 roto keep forever league, I’m in 1st place by a bit but looking to strengthen the squad for the final push.. Quick league context, team’s keep 10 players, all players are on salary and are kept at current cost plus 15% of that rounded up to the next dollar ($10 player this year will be $12 next year). I am leading in SBs by a good 20 over the next team. I was offered a $16 Soto for my $2 Mondesi and $10 Whit (I wont keep Whit, I easily have 10 better keepers). The trade should help me win this year, and for future it is essentially just a slightly pricier Soto vs a dirt cheap Mondesi which seems like a wash or even a win to me. Thoughts? I should accept this, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Soto

  24. Steeve Nadeau says:
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    Please, rank ROS: Newman, Berti, Yastrzemsky, Santander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Berti, Yaz

      • Steeve Nadeau says:
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        Just a good player and i would win… but average is the most volatile stats in my league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Berti

    • knucks says:
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      Stream Newman if he is leading off in Coors later this week maybe

  25. Hoskins last stand – 6 games at home giving him one more week – what a schmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ultimate schmo

    • sportivetricks says:
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      I am so with you on this, Smitty. If that leadoff-home-field medicine doesn’t work this week, ‘m following Grey’s advice a week late.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Smoke ’em if you got ’em! Wait, was that my advice?

        • sportivetricks says:
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          I was convinced you had fixed him on Friday and then rebroke him yesterday through your Dr. Strange-like powers.

          And now I have no idea what Troy’s pointing to the fences for him tonight in daily leagues is gonna do. Really, absolutely no idea how the jinx works here. Maybe I’ll go back to starting guys because they have cool names; that’s how I used to pick winners when my grandfather took me to the horse track in the 1980s. (He also let me have a sip or two of his Heineken.)

          Oh wait, Rhys Hoskins is a cool name.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You just tried to cover all bases with the jinx, didn’t you? Mentioned the reverse jinx, reversed that and then said it exists or maybe it doesn’t… I’m onto you!

            • sportivetricks says:
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              Shit. Am I that transparent?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Like fine crystal!

    • knucks says:
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      Ya totes. He is single-handedly tanking my average over the last 30 days in Roto. The category is so close that I’m pretty sure he has cost me 3 Roto points, which could cost me the league. But its just too deep of a league for me to be comfortable dropping him. I can def see a rage drop coming sometime in the next week or so.

  26. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need some help setting my lineup today with a ton of crappy pitching matchups…

    Castellanos @ Stroman ($-7) 2 for 14 in his career v. stroman, playing in a pitcher’s park today
    Sano @ Giolito ($2) 2 for 14, 5 Ks v. Giolito. We remember what the twins did last time v Gio…
    Conforto v. Darvish ($-0.5) 2 for 7 with a homer v Darvish
    Berti v. Castillo ($-22) never faced Castillo
    Machado v. Buehler ($-4.3) 1 for 4 v. Buehler. I know its Manny, but not afraid to sit him at this point

    …and then there’s Rhys v. Brault 0 for 2 v. Brault, but he’s a lefty and Hoskins is better v Lefties and I’m desperate

    Can you rank these 6 guys for me? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast, Conforto, Machado, Berti, Sano — but depends on needs

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks Grey, tbh I just need power, avg…Playing the 2nd overall guy and I’m 3rd. I can tell it’s going to be a long week after Galvis put up 4 rbi yesterday for him, not to mention Yordan Blackmon Judge Alonso Villar Aquino Eaton :/ not too many gaps in that lineup there lol.

        If you told me in March I’d be debating between starting Machado and some guy named Jon Berti idk how I would’ve reacted lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! I hear ya… Berti’s been good for SBs tho!

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            That’s true he’s been pretty cool…I kinda like this Tommy Edman guy, hitting 2 in a streaking Cards lineup. I see a lot of Danny Santana drops…I’ve been holding him but is it time to let go for a hot hitter like Edman or Newman or even Longo? I like this Yu Chang kid too but he’s only played once

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, try Edman

  27. j-money says:
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    Whatup G,

    You in on Orodizzi tomorrow @ CWS? Streamonator reads $24.2. Would you drop Danny Santana, Dozier, or Urshela to grab him? OPS and QS league. Thanks man.

    • j-money says:
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      Currently have Santana and Dozier on the bench with Canha and Aquino in my lineup, FWIW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I’d lose Santana for him

  28. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Feelings on starting C Smith at home versus CIN, Samardzija at home vs. ARI and Giolito at home against MIN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They all seem fine to me

  29. waffles says:
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    are you trusting Mikolas @MIL tonight? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  30. David Niven says:
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    We’re gonna die owning Sonny Gray next year, that’s how.

    • David Niven says:
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      Thanks for the piece, as always great stuff.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly!

  31. Twins Peaker says:
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    Late to the party with a question:

    Gonsolin and May in LA. What do you see them doing in 2020? Opinions I’ve read:

    Gonsolin – like Stripling, better than May, into the rotation.

    May – future closer

    What do you say? Both are free agents in my keeper points league where wins/losses mean nothing but hr and hits allowed take pts away. Long relief pitchers are valuable in this league if they get k’s and outs. Already have Greinke, Paddack, C. Smith, Gallen, J. James, Stripling and W. smith in my pitching staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May is a top 25 starter, Gonsolin is #5 at best

  32. Twins Peaker says:
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    Sorry, just to clarify with your numbers….May is top 25 overall and Gonsolin is at best #5 on his or any other team, right?

    Guessing it’s because not enough k’s that he has less value.

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On any team

  33. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    My fantasy brain cant stop churning so you have to deal with me again, Grey…

    Lots of juicy streams for tmw and hoping to hold one guy for playoffs :
    Disco @ Miami/v. PHI ($18, $7)
    Roark @ KC/v. LAA ($3.7, $-0.2)
    Folty @Tor/v. Tor ($1.7, $16.1)

    All of these guys should have a 2 start week next week and I’m planning on holding one of these guys for their next 3 starts. Disco is obviously solid but that Philly start scares me. Speaking of being scared, Folty has been so up and down idk if I can trust him and he would be lined up for a start against the Nats at home next week Sunday. Personally, I like Roark the best due to his start at KC and pitching in Oakland is always forgiving. Plus, Roark should have a home start against the Tigers after his LAA start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark seems safest….Folty seems most upside…

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        That’s what I was thinking. I just don’t feel like taking a risk on Folty when Roark seems to be in a groove. That Jays lineup isnt too shabby.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very hit or miss, literally

  34. Alps says:
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    You think Giolito does it again to Minnesota in Chicago tonight
    Another words are you starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta start him

      • Alps says:
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        I know I just got a bad feeling he gets lit up
        I am with you though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe, but you have to start him

  35. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Closer question. I currently roster Chapman, Bradley, Doolittle IL.

    Doolittle looks to be back for my semi final match up next week. (First round bye this week. Thanks for your help.)

    Giles, Jimenez, Magill on the wire.

    Chapman of course. What other two am I bringing to the dance?

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman, Bradley and Doolittle if no setbacks, could change tho between now and then

      • saint says:
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        Thanks for the confirmation

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great write up. When Laureano returns, who do you like rest of season?

    Laureano or Pillar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, thanks!

  37. William Hung says:
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    For one night – O’s played like the best team in baseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Against my Corbin, was awesome, yay

  38. Crazy J says:
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    Margot is now Macho Manny! Beaned in the dome, stays in, AND steals a bag!!!

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