At Stephen Strasburg‘s summer DL rental, the driveway is an inverted W and he timeshares with Ryan Zimmerman.  The Nationals said Strasburg’s elbow issue is not structural.  Yeah, it’s deconstructed like a Cobb salad at some overpriced restaurant.  I’m sure Strasburg is totally fine and it’s completely coincidental that he has a 10.19 ERA in August.  Totally unrelated, guys and five girl readers, totally unrelated.  Strasburg feels like the kind of pitcher that we can never rely on for more than 150 IP.  In five years, he’s thrown 200+ IP once and he’s 28 years old.  Oh, and ‘member how Strasburg was supposed to bounce back this year?  He currently has the worst ERA of his career.  Yeah, great.  In my fantasy team news, because who doesn’t love someone talking about their fantasy team, Strasburg hit the DL about an hour after my weekly Scout league locked.  The same league where I was in first a week ago before Strasburg went to Coors and Lackey went to the DL.  The same league where I’m now in 2nd.  The same league where I needed Strasburg to start twice this week and Lackey was set to face the Padres.  The same league that ends at the end of August.  The same league that just made me cry.  I need a tissue, you karmic bullies!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

A.J. Cole – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  In a few months, Cole will be 25 years old and he had a 4.26 ERA and 7.9 K/9 in Triple-A this year in 124 2/3 IP.  Maybe Cole will never be a diamond, no matter how much the Nats try to polish him.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  He also has 12 steals and is hitting .270+.  So?  Well, that’s not bad, it’s just not that exciting.  On our Player Rater, he’s a top 12 2B.  Again, not bad, not wow.

Matt Wieters – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the paternity list.  This was his 2nd son.  He now has a Maverick and Micah Wieters.  I would’ve went with Dieters 1 and 2.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  A start like that (lots of walks, not many Ks) is like clicking with a girl, then, when you make your move, she gives you the cheek.  It’s promising, but I’m still going home to see what’s on Cinemax.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 38th homer.  At this point, I want him to hit 50 homers, so he’s wildly overrated next year.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting .284.  And back down to the eight hole.  Buck Showalter puts names in a hat and picks them out for the lineup.  It’s just a surprise he doesn’t accidentally rip out the tag, and try to bat “New Era” fifth.

Josh Reddick – Sat out with a jammed middle finger.  Call him Reddigit.

Justin Turner – The Dodgers scored 18 runs, so you know Turner must’ve did some work in the middle of that order.  Wait, he didn’t play?  Holy sit!

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-6, 8 RBIs and his 13th, 14th and 15th homers, hitting .299.  A Dodgers’ beat reporter tweeted out, A-Gon tied his career high for homers in one game.  He didn’t say it ironically.  There was no tongue in cheek.  Straight-faced.  Sports reporters are drier than your dead mawmaw’s vajayjay.  No wonder you read Razzball.  I would too.  At 34 years old, A-Gone still looks like the slugger he’s always been.  Sorry, I forget a critical ‘not’ in that last sentence.  He had a big game in Great American Ballpark, but there weren’t too many Dodgers that didn’t yesterday.

Scott Kazmir – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.59, and now complaining of back and neck issues.  I say BS, unless you say it before you throw a terrible game.  Pretty bad when you’re staked to a huge lead like Kazmir was and fantasy owners walk away exclaiming, windoh!

Andrew Toles – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Also, in this game, Rob Segedin (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st homer.  Here was me on waivers right before game time yesterday, “Damn, everyone from both teams is owned, except Toles and Segedin.  Meh, I’ll just grab Chase Headley and hope he plays later tonight.”  Thanks for the 1-for-4, Chase Headley!

Corey Seager – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .321.  I don’t get the sense Seager’s going the way of Correa in this year’s drafts, i.e., headed to the 1st round.  I don’t even get the sense Seager’s headed to the 2nd round.  Well, I may have something to say about that.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-6 and his 21st homer.  I mean, homers aren’t everything, but Grandal has six more homers than A-Gon.  Cust kayin’.

Chase Utley – 3-for-5, 4 runs, hitting .260, hitting near-.350 in the last week with three homers.  As long as pomade isn’t declared a PED, he’s worth a pick up.

Zack Cozart – Remained out on Monday.  He hasn’t played since last Wednesday–Whatevs!  Jose Peraza (4-for-6, 3 runs) has been playing and hitting.  Peraza is 9 for his last 15 with a homer.  Hard to say if he’ll play every day when Cozart returns, but Scott Schebler (3-for-4, 2 RBI) is hitting .205, and has already been demoted to utility man once this year.

Homer Bailey – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Homer is part of the Greek tragedy, “Ill-if-you-add.”  Like Iliad.  C’mon, that was dope!  Okay, okay, hot take:  Bailey sucks.

Joey Votto – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .309.  In the 2nd half of the year, he’s hitting .450.  How you doin’?

Chris Carter – 1-for-2 and his 30th homer, and third homer in the last four games.  Fact:  the X-Files Donkey hits them in bunches.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 1 run and two steals (49, 50), hitting .299.  Has all but wrapped up SAGNOF of the Year award with over a month to play.  Take a bow!  And now I’m singing that Rihanna song while remixing it with Madonna in my head.  Damn, that sounds good.  Watch out, Steve Aoki!

Jimmy Nelson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Solid start for Nelson, but he’s no more than a streamer, so check the Stream-o-Nator, foolio!  Old school diss points.

David Dahl – 2-for-4, 2 runs and two steals (2, 3).  I told you to pick him up the day he was called up.  Nothing’s changed, except the date and he’s now hitting .337.

Steven Matz – Hit the DL with a mild shoulder strain.  Oh!  Just one of those!  Like a corpse being pronounced mildly dead.

Robert Gsellman – Was recalled by the Mets.  On the down side, he had a 4.54 ERA combined in Double and Triple-A this year.  On the bright side, he has a mullet and, if you look real fast, he looks like deGrom.  I will call him, deUm…no.

Yulieski Gurriel – 0-for-1, but didn’t start yesterday after feeling tightness in his hamstring.  In his native Cuba, they call that Puigstring.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the past 4 games.  And the hottest schmotato Teoscar goes to…  Well, there’s only one Teoscar nominated, so come up and get your award.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Okay, so he had a tough first couple weeks, so did Trout when he was a rookie.  Get over it!  *smacks Nicholas Cage*

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Pirates, ERA down to 3.59.  Somewhere, there’s an old, bitter Pirate saying, “Argh, in my day Pirates were Fisters.”

Jameson Taillon – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Like a pimp command, ho-hum, just another Quality Start.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  To help Heyward get his head straight and find his groove, Maddon inexplicably benched him for the Cubs’ series in Coors to start him in Petco, which you know seems assbackwards and slightly bizzonkers, but it’s Maddon and, of course, it worked for one day.

Addison Russell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, and third in two games.  Addison’s swinging with such force it looks like he’s Maddie.  Or maybe it’s the Al Jarreau playing in my headphones.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-5 and his 32nd homer.  Must be nice for Bryant to come back to San Diego where he played college ball.  If Trump wins the presidency, San Diego should ask to have the wall built to include them in “The Others” section, so San Diego can keep all of the baseball talent that grows up there to themselves.

Anthony Rizzo – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Build a wall!

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Padres, ERA at 2.81. We talk more about this on the podcast that’s coming later today.  Or tomorrow if you live in Australia.  But with Wil Myers struggling and Kemp gone, the Padres are a supremely bad hitting team, hitting .232 in August as a team.

Blake Snell – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs).  Rays announcing Snell is shut down in T-minus 12 days.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .291.  He’s hit 4, 5 or 6 homers in four months of the season.  Also, has hit .290 or higher for four of five months.  Nothing great, nothing terrible.  He’s like The Big Bang Theory of players.

David Price – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  Don’t want to be a spoiled brat, but it’s the Rays.  Make it look that easy against tougher teams.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  He’s certainly cooled off in the 2nd half, now down to the 3rd best shortstop in a year that’s had a bunch of them (Villar has been the best so far, exclamation mark times three).  Bogaerts is going to present some difficulty ranking next year, because so much of his value is tied up into counting stats and average.  You don’t hit 30 HRs or steal 50 SBs, then you have to hit .330 and get 100 runs and RBIs to be a top guy.

Krispie Young – 1-for-2, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Which is whatevs, but this meant Jackie Bradley Jr. was benched yesterday.  I really hope John Farrell doesn’t try to show he got an 800 on managing on his SATs and make this a common occurrence.

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two more homers (7, 8), hitting .385.  Forget Filthy Sanchez, Dirty Sanchez or any other Sanchezes, there’s one Sanchez and it’s Gary, the whitest-sounding Sanchez of them all.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4 and two homers (16, 17).  Not to downplay your achievements, Starling, and Imma let you finish, but Gary Sanchez is the greatest Yankee of all-time!

Michael Pineda – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.02.  I watched the Doc & Darryl 30 for 30 last night, and I was really hoping for a scene where the players hit a piñata and greenies and cocaine fell out.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  That’s nine homers in only 26 games.  Zoinks!

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and broke the 60th RBI barrier!  That makes him the 70th player this year to get 61 RBIs.  Next up on the RBI list is Ian Kinsler.  You know, a leadoff hitter.

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Damn, I just dropped him in a league where I was carrying him for longer than I should’ve been.  So why is Adonis my waiver equator, pulling me to grab him?  Not to answer, but to contemplate like a Shaolin monk.

Enrique Burgos – 1 IP, 1 ER and his third blown save, but ended up the escape goat.  The Diamondbacks’ bullpen is the clothes they refuse to take at Goodwill and end up in the dumpster.

A.J. Pollock – Could return this week.  Buh-buh-buh-buh-but what about Mitch Haniger?!

Zack Godley – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.53.  Lots of people were asking yesterday if I’d start him.  I wouldn’t, Stream-o-Nator had a negative number for him, so not sure why everyone– Oh, ESPN’s Klara Bell suggested him.  I see that now on the ESPN homepage.  Yeah, you got clowned.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .266.  Hasn’t he hit a lot of homers recently?  Yas, many.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Au Shizz!

Shelby MillerDiamondbacks owner, Ken Kendrick, vetoed a trade of Shelby Miller to the Marlins because “it just wouldn’t look good” after what they gave up to get Miller last offseason.  In related news, Ken Kendrick never heard the saying, “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy,” and argues with his wife daily.

Carlos Carrasco – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  How bad I said the Padres were above?  The A’s, Carrasco’s opponent, might be worse.  They even benched Semien, because they are so impotent.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3 and his 27th homer.  Solo shot.  Dot dot dot.  Of course it was!  The extra 20 RBIs that Napoli has, Santana should get to see them on the weekends.

Andrew Triggs – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  I have a theorem why Triggs was good, but it’s a total tangent.

Billy Butler – Hit the concussion DL after getting into a fight with Danny Valencia.  Butler kept calling Valencia “oranges” and Valencia squeezed Butler’s moobs and called him “grapefruits.”  The A’s maintain this can work itself out, and everyone can produce together.

 
  1. Muskysmell says:
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    Can anyone answer this question:
    I play in a CBS League and our league settings dictate that a player must play 10 games in order to qualify for that position next year. That seems clear enough.
    But if, let’s say, Moncada gets called up in September and only logs- I dunno-3 or 4 games at 2B (if that…I know the likelihood of even that is remote) to give Pedroia the occasional rest. Does that still nullify his positional status at second? Personally, I think if he logs even a couple games at 2B he should retain his eligibility at 2B because prorated over a whole season he’d have the requisite 10 games. But obviously, I dunno if that’s the case.
    I’ve tweeted an abbreviated version of this question to Scott White and other CBS staff writers but none of those a-holes bothered to respond.
    Any of you guys know? Just cuz Moncada qualifying at both 2B and 3B rather than just 3B (his new position) makes a big difference in my keeper decisions.

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      i have never seen a league where the position eligibility is “pro rated” and would be shocked if that was the case. For example, if player X was called up and played four positions in four days (and believe me this is a hypothetical), he would be eligible for four positions due to pro rating, yeah there would be a lot of rookies in September that would have a lot eligibility. I don’t see that being the case and I am sure you read the CBS settings closely…

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Count de Monetball:

        Yea you bring up a good point and I agree, I’ve never seen a “pro-rated” setting like the way you described in any of my past years of playing. But I’m more referring to a player’s default position specifically.

        So in your example, player X is called up and plays 4 positions in 4 days, he wouldn’t gain eligibility in all 4 positions but would rather retain his eligibility in his default position. Even though he doesn’t log the requisite 10 games.

        So in Moncada’s case, he’s a 2B, always has been in his brief career. And though he’s getting 3B reps to give Boston flexibility, he’s recognized as a 2nd baseman and that is his default (and only) position in CBS.

        So in your example, let’s say he gets called up and plays extremely sparingly in Sept, and logs 3 positions in 3 days (3B, 2B, and OF) for whatever reason (injuries, opportunities, etc.). I don’t doubt he’d be a 2B (and only 2B) for the start of 2017. Makes sense to me.

        But what if: he logs 13 games at 3B, 3 games in OF, and 5 games in 2B, his default position. He gets 3B because he passes the 10 game threshold. OF eligiblity shouldn’t be given because that’s never been his position in the minors. But what about 2B his default position, does he now lose this?
        I’m guessing he does. Which kinda sucks lol.

    • Spyre says:
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      @Muskysmell: I think its a case by case basis for offseason position changes. I remember a few years ago The Reds were talking about moving Aroldis Chapman into the rotation. He made it partway through spring training before he told management he wanted to stay as a closer. That year he was SP eligible in my ESPN league even though he never started one game.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Muskysmell: Sorry I don’t have much to add to the answers above but Scott White is like the Tristan Cockroft of CBS — never heard anyone say a bad word about him lol! Hopefully you don’t need to submit your keepers until much later. Baseball questions should slow down over there soon. Did you try emailing/tweeting Aizer via the podcast? I can dig up his work e-mail if that helps…

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Muskysmell: I have no idea what the setting say (but am in the exact same boat as you) – that being said, I don’t think September callups would generally alter player position elig since it could lead to many players losing eligibility entirely. For example, if Moncada is hypothetically called up to pinch run and doesn’t play 10 games at any position, would he then become UTL only to start 2017? I’d hope not!

      More likely, I think that Moncada goes into 2017 as 2B only (unless he plays 10 games at 3B), becomes 2B/3B eligible during 2017, then (barring Pedroia injury or him filling in at 2B during Pedroia bench days) is 3B only in 2018.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Muskysmell: If he comes up, plays only 3B, he’s going to be 3B eligible next year

      • Chicitysox23 says:
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        @Grey: was going to post a separate question but will go here instead. Will Schwarber only have OF eligibility to start next year. if so, damn.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d guess so, Yahoo/ESPN and others do some weird stuff though with eligibility

  2. The Hack says:
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    Blanco Sanchez

  3. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I started Godley because it was the Braves, and he was coming off 2 good outings vs the Mets and @ Boston. But, then, it doesn’t matter what rationale I use, I’m usually wrong.

    • BreadnButter says:
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      @VinWins: Same. I try to do the opposite of what I would normally do but I don’t know if what I’m about to do is the opposite or what I would normally do.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @BreadnButter: No worries… I did the same with Bailey. I WISH I started Godley instead.

    • knucks says:
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      @VinWins: Sometimes you follow your heart. And sometimes your heart cuts a fart.

      • The Hack says:
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        @knucks: you mean your heart sharts…all over your chest

        • knucks says:
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          @The Hack: Hah! Perhaps. Not sure though, as I attempted to stream him, but someone had a lower waiver. Thank God.

          But we are know longer within the realm of cosmic shame… That’s a straight Cleveland Steamer.

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: Yes I know that I got that No wrong. Doh!!

            • The Hack says:
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              @knucks: I’m not one of those types here. You can mis spell and be bad at that grammar thingy

              • knucks says:
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                @The Hack: Thanks Hack, you’re the jest!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: I’m reminded of the song Cheer Up Charlie

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I’m always bringing you down.

        Re: Bryant (remember, you talked about him on the podcast) – I always tried to get a 3B in the first round this year, so I drafted him a few (for me) times if the other 3 were gone. It almost always drew some derision as a 1st round pick, but thanks for ranking him up there!

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up! Grapefruits and oranges in the Golden State!!

    a. Thanks for the help yesterday. Netted 2 Ws from Lester and Bundy.

    b. Start?

    1. Straily today at home vs. TEX (Holland)
    2. Musgrove @PIT (Nova)

    c. Start 1 at 3B/1B

    1. Beltre @CIN (Dan Straily)
    2. Sano at home versus DET (AnnieBelle Sanchez)

    d. Sit 2

    1. McCutchen at home vs. Musgrove
    2. Fowler @ SD vs. Friedrich (hint he’s a LHP)
    3. JBJ @TB vs.Archer
    4. Duvall at home vs. Holland (hint he’s a LHP too)
    5. Broxton at home vs. Gray
    6. Gordon @MIA vs. Cashner
    7. Inciarte @AZ vs. Archie Bradley Cooper
    8. Sano at home versus DET (AnnieBelle Sanchez) [if rejected in ‘c’ above for the corner]

    e. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 23)

    Horatio: It’s good to see you.
    Kyle: Good to see you, too, Dad. Look there, uh, there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you, Dad. It has to do with the meeting down at Southern Command earlier. Me and some, uh, some infantry buddies, we transferred over. We’re slated to deploy from Fort Gordon in 14 days.
    Horatio: Deploy to where?
    Kyle: Eastern Afghanistan.
    Horatio: You’ve you’ve made this decision without me.
    Kyle: Dad, it’s an important job.
    Horatio: It’s a dangerous job.
    Kyle: Yeah, just like yours.
    Horatio: You better get that.
    Kyle: What’s up, Mace? Yeah, yeah, I’m just having breakfast with my dad right now. What’s up? No, I haven’t talked to him. But, yeah, he said he wanted to go. Yeah, yeah, I’ll swing by right now. All right. All right, bye.
    Horatio: Everything okay?
    Kyle: Yeah, some of my buddies were headed over to the marina earlier. Nobody can get a hold of my friend Brian. It’s really weird. This is usually not like him.
    Horatio: You need a lift?
    Kyle: Yeah, that’d be cool. Thanks, Dad.
    Horatio: This is where he lives?
    Kyle: Might as well. He inherited this lot from his dad. Spends most of his free time working on cars.
    Horatio: Okay.
    Kyle: Will you wait for me?
    Horatio: Yeah, go ahead.
    Kyle: Okay. Brian, where the hell you at, man? It’s Harmon! Brian?! Brian! Brian! Brian! Dad! Brian! – Dad! Dad! It’s
    Horatio: What’s going on, son?
    Kyle: Dad, it’s Brian!
    Horatio: Kyle, call 911!
    Kyle: Call 911 right now!
    Horatio: Yeah, we need the fire department. Hurry!
    Kyle: Brian!
    Horatio: Kyle, get that hose!
    Kyle: Don’t die on me, Brian!
    Horatio: Kyle. Kyle! He’s gone. He’s gone.
    Horatio: Be careful with this, gentlemen. His limbs may fall right off when you lift him up into the bag.
    Horatio: It certainly looks like an execution, doesn’t it, Doctor?
    Dr. Loman: It does. The tire’s melted around the victim’s chest and arms. Steel belted radial, gas accelerant Haven’t seen this since the gang wars in the late ’90s. His body is encased in rubber. I’ll save as much as I can for you.
    Horatio: Thank you, Doctor.
    Wolfe: Hey, H?
    Horatio: What’d you get?
    Wolfe: Got an antique flashlight.
    Horatio: Looks like military-issue, and I’ve got a gas can over there. It may have fingerprints on it.
    Wolfe: How’s Kyle doing?
    Horatio: He is struggling. Thank you for asking.
    Wolfe: You said his name is Brian Nassir?
    Kyle: Yeah. We were like brothers. We did everything together. We got each other’s back. I mean, what the hell? The guy was in his own garage!
    Wolfe: Just-Just calm down, Kyle, all right? Is that Brian’s car?
    Kyle: No, sir. I’ve never seen it before. Okay, thanks, Kyle.
    Kyle: That was him back there, Dad, huh? That was Brian.
    Horatio: Kyle, it’s too soon to tell. Let the ME do his work.
    Kyle: Dad, of course it was him! I mean, it was his property! He hasn’t been answering his phone calls all morning!
    Horatio: I understand. Take a look at that and tell me if that could have been Brian’s.
    Kyle: What is that?
    Horatio: It’s from the Vietnam war. Was he a collector?
    Kyle: Just cars. Not that stuff.
    Horatio: Okay.
    Kyle: But I know who was.
    Horatio: Kyle, wait a minute.
    Kyle: Hey, you couldn’t just leave it alone, huh, you ignorant bastard?!
    Horatio: – Frank?
    Tripp: – Get back.
    Horatio: Kyle! Kyle! Frank! – Kyle! Kyle!
    Kyle: Dad, this guy’s stupid! Dad, this jackass lives next door, okay?! Shh! Go home! Go home! He’s been in our face ever since we got back; telling Brian to watch his back ’cause he’s muslim! Take him home, please.
    Horatio: What the hell was that all about?
    Tripp: I, uh I apologize.
    Horatio: I understand that you have a problem with the neighbor, Brian Nassir.
    Tripp: And I won’t apologize for that. This is my country, sir. It’s my community. It isn’t a safe harbor for islamic extremists like him.
    Horatio: So I take it you went over there and did something about it.
    Tripp: I worked recon in Vietnam. I don’t need to set foot on his property to keep a watchful eye on him. I found this on the property.
    Horatio: It’s gonna have your fingerprints on it, isn’t it?
    Tripp: There’s always stuff going on over there late at night. These guys are on some sort of three-week leave.
    Horatio: They’re up to something (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • BreadnButter says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Dude, what in the world is this?

    • Don says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I feel like this Horatio story is an allegory of me starting Snell and Pineda last night and having to clean up their shizz the rest of the week.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Don: to be fair pineda had a good start going until the bullpen gave up a 3 R homer that were his baserunners. I hate hate hate that

        • Don says:
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          @peacecoast: oh, didn’t notice that, just looked at his final line…that makes me feel slightly better

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ow, you copy and paste them from a site or type all that up yourself?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Fungazi: Fungazi!

        Copy and paste from a site, but I have to decipher who said what. And then just continue until the punchline. Some times it’s identified in the quote – queue the music – other times it’s not. Running out of episodes, so have to make the most of every single one.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Nice B. Musgrove C. Beltre D. Fowler/Duvall E. Nice!

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey,

    Sorry, here’s a tissue. And a laugher!

    New name for Gary Sanchez……not-Gaby Sanchez!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • BreadnButter says:
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      @Ante GALIC: For a while I thought Gabby and Garry were the same player. I thought he changed the name to make it sound better.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        True story! Almost signed up Gaby Sanchez by mistake in my CBS league instead of Gary Sanchez. Both were available so I was giddy about the idea of having him on my roster and then I clicked on Gaby Sanchez. Fortunately I corrected the error in time and signed up ‘not-Gaby Sanchez’.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  6. Ed says:
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    Hi Guys

    Im a little concerned about starti ng danny salazar today vs oak cause of the issue on the last game coming off the DL, should i start him?

    tyvm

    Ed.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Ed: Eff it. I’m starting him @ O Co.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @JakeTPE: Yeah – see the Carrasco blurb above… haha…

        I peaked at the Oakland payroll yesterday. With Billy Butler on the DL, they now only have like 70 million worth of players hitting the books that are active. Jesus. Why do fans even go? Where is the value? So unless you’re scared of Coco Crisp, I think you’re safe to play Salazar Bazaar

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          @CMUTimmah: Haha f—ing Coco Crisp. Wasn’t it Darvish who faced them last week and Crisp homered off his 2nd pitch? Guy can still hit. So Salazar will give up at least 1 ER tonight.

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @JakeTPE: Well, since they are purposely not playing their highest paid active player (Crisp) to make sure he doesn’t vest for next season, maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll bench Crisp! ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed: Yeah

  7. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    dude, it sure seems like mr.thornburg hasn’t allowed a baserunner for his last like 8 innings but that can’t be right.

    turns out i was almost exactly right on that guess
    “He’s allowed just one hit over eight scoreless appearances this month since taking over as the Brewers’ closer.”

  8. Jim Wiser says:
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    Streamonator didn’t like Godly but it sure liked Pineda. So Streamanator isn’t perfect!

    • Reganzap says:
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      @Jim Wiser: SON has an unhealthy obsession with Pineda, has had all season. The ghost in the machine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim Wiser: Nope, but it always likes Pineda, and I wouldn’t own Pineda

  9. Will says:
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    Musgrove, Rodon, or Gausman to replace Matz?

    • BreadnButter says:
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      @Will: I would chose Musgrove but his next start will define if he can be trusted for the rest of the year.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Will: I just grabbed Walker. Fingers crossed his attitude is better.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Will: Rodon has been quite efficient lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Agree with Bread

  10. Alex says:
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    ESPN has Taijuan listed as probable starter… Do you like him against NYY?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Alex: Yes. He’s probably all like “I don’t want to go back to Tacoma. I want to go on road trips and order movies in my hotel room!”

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Alex: Stream-O-Nator has Taijuan at an $8.8, but I “can’t truss it”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I wouldn’t trust him

  11. Oranje says:
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    Start Samardzija and Shoemaker or sit one for Ramos? I have D-Rob and Betances starting already but there has been a recent movement of starting three RPs in my league for all the top teams. I would match the strategy but wasn’t sure if Ramos would get the chances this week. Of those three, which two should I start? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Start the SPs, I guess, don’t know their matchups

  12. Bigfoot's Dick says:
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    Taijuan, Sanchez or Reynaldo Lopez ROS with Ks and Ws in mind?

      • Bigfoot's Dick says:
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        @Grey: Aaron

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s in the minors

          • Bigfoot's Dick says:
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            @Grey: You’re not wrong. Think he stays there? Either lopez or taijuan worth the risk for K and W upside? I need to replace Strasburg

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Lopez if those two were my options

  13. The Biz says:
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    Start Maeda vs Madbum?

  14. Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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    Moya ! Do you see him getting regular playing time when rosters expand? Worth a flyer. Thank you sir

    • knucks says:
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      @Where do butterflies go when it rains: Not sure how he would if everyone is healthy. JD, Maybin, Upton, V-Mart… who is he playing over? Upton? I dunno about that one.

      I’m sure he can contribute, lots of pop in that bat. But not a regular playing time kind of situation for him unless something changes.

      Your nick just blew my mind btw hah

  15. Scott says:
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    I need to add a pitcher since matz is on the dl and i am not using cole until i see something positive. How do you rank these guys: phelps, bundy, paxton. I owned paxton for a while then cut him. He was getting hit despite the velocity. He pitched well again after a bad stretch but is coming off of the dl. Phelps has been good. He has a great schedule ros. From what I can tell I see sd, phils, mets and braves as the teams he faces at least once. Bundy looks good, but al east make nervous although I like the upside but there is risk due to his park and schedule. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Forgot to mention that QS is a stat. Not sure if that dings phelps or if he is just getting ramped up to go deeper. He went 6 last time and threw 96 pitches

      • knucks says:
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        @Scott: Had the same question about phelps just before his last start, as I’m in a QS (no wins) league as well. I think he’s just about stretched at this point. I’d say you can use him as you would most other middle of the road, upside streamer SP’s. JB had Phelps at #63 and climbing in his ranks yesterday, noting that he’s buying right now. I know you read JB’s stuff though Scott, just mentioning this for others that may have missed.

        Someone grabbed Phelps before me though, so I missed out and no longer care :)

        Good luck!

  16. Huddy says:
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    Great write up Grey..that Bundy comment…so true ha!
    Which 3 of 4 would you rather have, H2H weekly ROS
    Eaton, Judge, Gurriel, Broxton
    Thanks

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Huddy: Broxton, Eaton, and Judge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huddy: Thanks! Not Gurriel until he shows something

  17. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re having a good week. So, I picked up Travis when Schoop was scuffling. Now I have Russell because Travis scuffled and AR was just in Coors. 3 HR in last 2 games. It’s probably close, but who do you like out of those guys ROS? Schoop > Russell > D Trav?

    Thanks, sir. Downloading you and JB right now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: That order, yeah… Thanks!

  18. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Lede for when Pollock comes back later this week “How many Pollocks does it take to screw in an elbow”. Highlights can’t have this one, it’s all yours!

  19. Rocky says:
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    Grey!

    Great stuff this year! Just pulled off a his Hosmer/Smyly/W. Ramos/JP Crawford/Eloy/Bickford for my Benintendi/Kazmir/Kopech trade in my (6 MLB/10MiLB keeper) dynasty league. Now it’s time for a little roster house-cleaning… Three questions…

    1) What do you think of the deal? Thought the haul coming in made parting with Benintendi somewhat palatable…

    2) As of now, who are my six keepers for next season (right now I’ve got JD, Bogaerts, and Archer as definites)?

    and 3) Is Velasquez cuttable right now or is he a potential keeper with this roster?…

    C Gattis
    1B Hosmer
    2B Schoop
    3B Tomas
    SS Bogaerts
    OF Just Dong
    OF Desmond
    OF J. Upton
    U K. Broxton
    BN B. Moss
    BN B. Belt
    BN W. Ramos

    P – Archer, Pineda, Smyly, Roark, Velasquez, Skaggs, Chad Green, Familia, Oh, Dyson, R. Iglesias

    DL – G. Richards, T. Ross, J. Paxton

    MiLB – B. Rodgers, JP Crawford, V. Robles, Brinson, Eloy, F. Martes, Bellinger, Reynaldo Lopez, B. Bradley, Paddack, R. Healy, H. Dozier, C. Reed, B. Phillips

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rocky: Thanks! 1. Sounds fine 2. JD, Xander, Archer, Hosmer, Desmond, Schoop…You should drop Gattis and play Ramos… 3. Cuttable

  20. AC says:
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    Remember when you kept comparing Joey Votto to Justin Bour, asking “would it be so crazy if they were close in value”??…. Umm yeah, it was crazy. Top 5 pure hitter in baseball, has been for many years now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AC: Bour’s been hurt, I could’ve compared Votto to Turner, who is essentially Bour but not hurt, and been relatively right

  21. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Fantastic job as usual! I really thought Valencia would have to get a job selling his oranges by the freeway for knocking Billy out. Is it just me or does it seem that the entire organization would have liked to take a swing at Billy and loves Danny for doing it? Small fine, no suspension. Kept in clubhouse. Butler must be a dick.

    Any way I can start Archer today at home vs Boston? The opponent scares me, but Archer’s been better lately…

    How do you feel about Musgrove at Pirates today? Fister made them look silly yesterday and Fister ain’t no Musgrove.

    If you can only pick one: Musgrove or Rodon at home vs Philly? I know it’s a good matchup for Rodon, but I still have shellshock from owning Rodon earlier in the year.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: Yeah, totally agreed… Never saw so many teammates all come out after a fight and say one of the guys is a great teammate… I’m starting Archer and Rodon there

  22. Cram It says:
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    Re: Joey Votto. Are you familiar with his legendary pop-up %? Something like he hit 1 infield pop-up each year for four years, then ZERO pop-ups the whole season. I can’t find any statistics for comparion or anything later than 2012 regarding this. But it’s a thing.

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Cram It: IFFB% at Fangraphs maybe.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Shill Team 6: Got it, thanks. It was 0% in 2009 and it’s 0% this year. Bonkers.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Cram It: I remember something about him not pulling foul balls at all either, like 1 all year. I’m sure he pulls on plenty of foul balls as a Canadian though. Jason Bay 4 life!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: That’s also insane. So he only hit’s balls to the right side when they’re fair and not a pop-up, like always.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @Cram It: I also heard this a few years ago, not sure if it still holds true.

        • The Hack says:
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          @Cram It: I’d hit up magoo for this. He’s that stat whisperer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah, pretty remarkable

  23. Five-On-One says:
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    Please pick two (5×5 roto):

    Fulmer vLAA ($2.6)
    Bradley vCIN ($3.3)
    Urias vCUBS ($9.2)

    They all scare me – Fulmer looks like he may have run out of gas, Bradley simply is not that good, and Urias faces the Cubs.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Cashner v SD ($6.0) is also available, but he is worse than Bradley (but a better match-up).

  24. Roger Dorn says:
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    Musgrove (at PIT), Salazar (at OAK), neither or both tonight?

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    Odor + Osuna for Machado + Grienke. Machado side, right? And not particularly close? Or is Grienke worth minimal value at this point?

  26. Harold says:
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    Thanks for all of your help all year. Which is a better hitter option, position does not matter, in a h2h league for rest of season, Jackie Bradley or Bregman?

    Thanks.

  27. Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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    The Dyson meltdown has reached critical mass!. Lucroy and Jeffress perfect together from the BrewCrew. I think they swap em out by weeks end. Your thoughts. Thanks

  28. The Hungary Hippo says:
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    What’s Gary Sanchez value next season (outside of Indiana)?

    Thanks,

  29. MattyM says:
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    If Walker is pitching today, does that mean he’ll get two starts this week?

    In a standard points league, who do you like better for this week only:

    Walker vs. NYY (and possible second start?)
    Musgrove @ PIT
    Bundy @ NYY
    Rodon vs. PHI
    Cashner vs. KC, SD

    Thanks!

  30. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP League Lineup:

    C – Grandal
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Turner
    SS – Bogaerts
    3B – Sano
    OF – Betts
    OF – JD Martinez
    OF – Hanley
    Uti – V Martinez
    Uti – A Gordon
    BE – Schoop

    Drop any of these guys for Kepler, Melvin, Pence, Peraza (on fire since the recall and could use the steals) or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Peraza over Gordon

  31. Nitro says:
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    broxton or kepler ros?

    • knucks says:
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      @Nitro: Broxton

    • knucks says:
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      @Nitro: Should note, he’s on fire right now. Its nearly Sept, so go with the hot hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Agree with knucks

  32. RePete says:
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    Also, would you stream any of these three today in a deep 14 team H2H league?

    Lopez @ BAL (Gausman)
    Walker vs NYY (Sabathia)
    Anibal @ MIN (Gibson)

  33. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Billy Butler with those grapefruits getting milked? This site is quickly rising in the ranks of KC based searches for Hucow porn!

  34. The Great Knoche says:
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    Same Boat with Strasburg in Scout. Couldn’t the Dodgers and Reds have started their 5 hour marathon an hour later? I have to make up 6 points, so need it from the Offense, but a couple 2-start Wins would have been nice. Come on Kyle Gibson!

    Freddie Freeman Imaginary $1 Winner!!!

  35. Whose on First says:
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    5×5 h2h clinched playoffs start 9/12

    Syndergaard/Fernande
    Oh/Diaz/
    Watson/Tallion/Duffy/Musgrove
    Bundy/Quintana/Desclafani

    who gets drop to get Teheran off DL?

      • Whose on First says:
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        @Grey:

        Since I’m clinched drop Dsecla now or give Teheran a start to see how he looks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Grey: Grey’s left hand got tired half way through ‘fani’s name!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  36. Scott says:
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    Nice Moonstruck reference, Grey!

  37. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Totally agree on Seager I’ll gladly take him ahead of Bogaerts next season, and you know Xander gets the Boston bump. The hack texted me about it last night but go compare their batted ball profile. I’ll take Seager all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah, Seager’s gonna be very high for me next year, might be top 10

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Yup 100% agree, hoping he falls a little under the radar. We’ll see.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  38. ryanoger says:
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    Chris Carter or B Moss…util. spot?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @ryanoger: depends on the day. Carter vs LHPs and Moss vs RHPs. Carter vs RHPs over Moss vs LHPs.

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @ryanoger: I guess an easier way of putting it:

      Carter vs LHP 1.012 OPS
      Moss vs RHP .999 OPS
      Carter vs RHP .759 OPS
      Moss vs LHP .697 OPS

      • ryanoger says:
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        @FKA Ralph:

        Thanks Ralph!

  39. FKA Ralph says:
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    A tale of two Chrises:

    Davis: 29 HR, 68 RBI, .222 AVG, .338 OBP, .465 SLG
    Carter: 30 HR, 70 RBI, .224 AVG, .321 OBP, .498 SLG

    Davis has 18 more runs scored, but otherwise they’re the same player.

    • The Hack says:
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      @FKA Ralph: this year

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Grey: maybe they’re the same person?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now we’re onto something!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @FKA Ralph: i’m actually quite surprised to see carter has that much higher slug. must have a surprisingly higher amount of doubles than c.davis.

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @goodfold2: Carter has 23 doubles and a triple. Davis has 18 doubles and no triples. That accounts for 13 bases. Then the extra HR makes it 17 additional bases. Carter has 420 ABs vs 510 for Davis.

        • FKA Ralph says:
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          @FKA Ralph: whoops. Looked at PAs for Davis. He has 432 ABs vs 420 for Carter

  40. AceMan says:
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    Would you pick up Justin Upton in hopes the rest helped him? Would be a round 14 keeper next year. Also, Brad Miller done? Pick up Addison Russell instead?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @AceMan: Miller has 3 HRs and a .400 OBP over the last seven days…

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @AceMan: jesus, if b.miller is “cold” you’ve got memento man disease over dere.

    • Cram It says:
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      @AceMan: Miller hasn’t had a HR or RBI in two games….. Sound the alarm!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AceMan: Sure, I’d grab Upton…Miller

      • AceMan says:
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        @Grey: sure would be bad if Upton stinks like he has the rest of the year, but a 14th round keep on him is nice.

  41. Scott says:
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    Do you like any of these starts?
    Taijuan Walker vs. NYY
    Kevin Gausman vs. Wsh
    Andrew Cashner vs. KC

    All at home.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: I’m starting Walker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’m starting Gaus and Cash

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I love this. And I like Lopez too, you don’t. I hate Gausman. I’m chasing wins and K’s more than anything though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s at least a 50% chance that I get cold feet by 7 PM EST and bench or drop my SP streamers

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Agreed! I had Bundy on my bench yesterday. 4 shots later and 10 minutes before game time….go get ’em kid!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yup… Goes the other way too, I dropped a few good starts recently that I should’ve started

  42. Relsh says:
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    Great post as always.

    Trumbo is a curious case. Sure he’s going to be drafted way too high last year, but I think the “overhype narrative” is too strong. Most fantasy teams can use a guy that hits .250/35 Bombs

    • Relsh says:
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      @Relsh: Next* year

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Relsh: Completely agreed, but what will Trumbo’s .250/35 cost compared to Khris Davis’ .250/35?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: He’s 30 and this is his first year topping 35 HRs

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This Stras injury stuff is making me feel pretty smart about trading him in a keeper league “build for 2017-on” trade when Kershaw went down, getting a keepable Kershaw and giving a keepable Stras and non-keepable Salazar and Blackmon.

  44. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Sorry about Scout, bud. Cruel game, this.

    Chris Carter zero lag! The software has become self aware!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Could Chris Carter be manipulating the box score results with his newest update?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Either that or it’s the Russians….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  45. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Benintendi on waivers, cut Judge or Gurriel for him?

  46. knucks says:
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    Josh Bell smoked a few balls last night. Some were caught. One was not. He also had a nice play snaring a ball down the first base line, tossing it over to Taillon who was covering.

    He was about to get up to the plate to hit the game tying dinger after Bregman’s error, but Freese forgot that his run DOES NOT MATTER!!!

    Listened to those silly Pittsburgh jagbags all game about how Freese signed his new contract. And why it was a good move by the Pirates cause he “plays the game the right way.”

    When is Jaso’s extension coming C*nt? Huh?

    I shouldn’t taunt. I prob cost us a few Josh Bell starts here.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @knucks: wow, so apparently the PIT announcers are the same kind of waterheads that STL has, sounds like.

      • knucks says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Paul Simon was at the game last night and they kept panning to him dropping cheesesteak all over his shirt. Then picking it out, from in between his button up and undershirt. Not how I picture Paul Simon.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @knucks: ok, that actually is funny though.

          • knucks says:
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            @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: It def was. The booth was all “that’s not Paul Simon.” Which was the exact moment he was dropping his food. Was def hilarious.

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @knucks: be even better at that exact instance viewers here paul simon yelling at a vendor about the faulty packaging of the food that led to him getting covered in food
              “i’m paul simon goddamnit, you’ll be eating out of a F’ing dumpster for selling me those nachos (etc) with a hole in the bottom of the tray if you don’t get me a free jersey to replace my ruined shirt!”

              • knucks says:
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                @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: In Pauls defense, there are at least 50 ways to drop your nachos. Its tough to avoid eating like a slob at the park man!

                • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                  @knucks: oh no, that’s certainly true, i was just making up a funny scenario. i’d guess this sounds way more like mccartney.

  47. CMUTimmah says:
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    2 months ago I was cursing the names of Freeman (who I got very late in a points league) and Votto. The only thing that stopped me from shipping out one of these two for 50 cents on the dollar is the fact that I couldn’t decide which one to get rid of. My what a difference two months can make. PS – keep dumping on Freeman, the more you dump, the more he hits!

    Gary Sanchez is sooo dirty.

    So you’re saying A-Gon doesn’t have Yasmani homeruns as Grandal? (you know how bad San Diego’s lineup is? Well they had these two guys at one point… small market lives matter)

    Speaking of that, I have 2 catchers right now on my shallow roster (Sanchez and Grandal). I have Vmart in my DH, and I have zero roster flexibility… and I’m surprisingly calm about this. Where is my 2 catcher one slot anxiety. It’s like I’m watching these two catchers play with their own feces and I’m not cringing at all. Just calming taking in my surroundings.

    Hey! I have an idea! Let’s stream a guy named Homer that’s going to pitch! There’s nothing ironic about that…. eff bomb.

    Carrasco was at 99 pitches, and the brought in Andrew Miller. I get it… closers gotta close and all. but a performance like that deserved a chance at the shutout. Maybe the A’s would have pulled a player out early to make sure Semien got in there, but there’s always a plan B if that happens.

    Should Gordon or Schmotato Hernan Perez be my new OF?

    Shoemaker, Musgrove, Waino, or a resurgent Ian Kennedy the better option rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Perez… These SPs aren’t rest of the season options, but if they have to be Shoemaker

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, there’s not rest of season options available then haha… Matz is out there, but I’m not going to pay a waiver claim for him. I’ll run down a stream. and go where ever it leads.

  48. Gator says:
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    Drafted J Upton, Heyward, Fields & Deschields this year. I’ll take an overrated Trumbo any time.

    • Gator says:
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      @Gator: Fielder & Deshields

  49. knucks says:
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    If Peraza starts and bats second again, I’m starting him at SS against Derek Holland (in Cincy) over Corey Seager (in LA vs. MadBum). Is this blasphemy?

    I feel like its the kind of bold move that could win or lose me the league. Tight race in AVG/HR/SBs in this 12 team mixed roto. As in all three of those categories are separated by a single stat for the top four teams in the league.

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @knucks: I think you’re giving this move WAY too much weight… as I doubt one Peraza game will move the needle, but I don’t think it’s blasphemy at all. If you make a handful of savvy moves like this, that will move the needle.

      • knucks says:
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        @CMUTimmah: Yep. Not saying this is THE move, but the kind of move that could make or break me.

        Its like 91, 90, 88, 87 in SBs

        215, 216, 214, 213 in HRs

        And almost all of these stats are from teams within the top 4 (the fifth place team has 214 HRs). It could literally come down to a single SB or HR.

        This was why I wanted to jab a butter knife into my thigh in the 6th inning of Thor’s start @AZ. He was out of the 6th inning… had the QS… then the 3rd basemen, whose name I can’t even think of right now (which is saying something as I watch damn near every game) had his second error of the inning. Could cost me the category come October.

        But to your point… Yes I do overthink the shizz outta this stuff come late AUG/SEPT haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Don’t see why you’d bench Seager, not like he’s been bad recently

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Yep, i figured. Just a matchup based (ie Bumgarner) thought. We’ll see if I grow the hang me downs, come lineup-lock (doubtful). Hard to bench a guy that’s this hot, regardless of the matchup obviously.

        But as you know I love me some Peraza!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  50. Jon A says:
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    Do you trust Phelps and Roark for rest of season>?

    I am in first and a team is offering me both these for picks next season. Need a boost in wins and QS

  51. nick the dick says:
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    Furious >5!

  52. Jon A says:
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    What are your thoughts on Jeff Hoffman @ Nats on Wednesday?

    • Jon A says:
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      @Jon A:

      Sorry not Wednesday Friday is the start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon A: Wouldn’t touch him

  53. Joe says:
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    I feel need to drop a hitter in order to add more pitching, even if it’s just at streamer quality. Robbie Ray is on waivers (8/25) and Finnegan is FA. Should I drop any of the following for one of those two: Pence, Polanco, Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Ray over Pence

  54. Pat says:
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    Kepler or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Kepler

  55. papasmurf says:
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    Semien is on paternity leave I think. His semien is strong.

    Grandalf nearly had a ticker tease. That solo homer saved him.

    Friggin Price, first game off my team after a trade. He couldn’t even get the Rays out earlier this year.

  56. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    it turns out moobs is a bigger asshole than i think anybody could anticipate, watch this:

    “According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the recent clubhouse fight between Billy Butler and Danny Valencia was about an endorsement contract.
    Valencia was in talks with an equipment representative before Butler allegedly interjected regarding the use of some off-brand spikes and told him that the company should drop the endorsement deal. This led to a confrontation where Valencia allegedly punched Butler in the temple.”

    so he’s just a douchebag corporate rat, apparently. this is worse than anything those other shit heads (other than maybe ace ventura, who’s just a sociopath) bautista/cargo 2/cole/cueto/maddon last year (sending numerous “hits” in a 5 day window) over the last few years. if the worst thing he gets is a minor concussion he’s lucky.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: if this news is true, it should be cited EVERY time this is mentioned, not just a “fight”. he’s taking away orangeman’s money, for no gain to himself, just to do it. we’ll probably never hear about it, but orangeman pretty much had to have done something to moobs for any somewhat decent person to have done that, if true.

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @knucks: that is a good nickname, but seriously, pretty sure anybody would want to punch out some twit who just takes free money out of yr pocket just to be an ass, with no gain for himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: Haha, I was sayign above, every A’s teammate has come out and said Valencia is a great guy, not a word about Butler

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: somebody should send all OAK players not named butler a truck full of phone books, if you get me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  57. Yankz1313 says:
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    Can you rank these outfielders for the rest of the season Ozuna, Jackie Bradley Jr, Jay Bruce, Napoli, AJ Pollock, Adam Duvall. 5×5 OBP league. Thanks!

  58. Rice says:
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    “Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-6 and his 21st homer. I mean, homers aren’t everything, but Grandal has six more homers than A-Gon. Cust kayin’.”….. in 145 less at bats.

  59. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i myself have a (possible) chance at playing fantasy football with strawberry, i’ve recently taken over my dad’s league, and my godfather had to pull in 2 of his son in laws (he had all daughters so over the years quite a few sons in law he’s had) to help fill it. one of his son in laws is strawberry, so i’m inching closer to finally get more details about the first thing i asked him when i met him
    me: “holy crap, daryl strawberry, great to meet you, oh my god, what was it like to meet groening?”
    him: “i barely met him, it was ok”
    me: “has anybody ever asked you that before first thing they asked?” (realizing this might be a somewhat odd/annoying line of wonderment in the face of stardom)
    him: “yeah, couple of times” (somewhat annoyed look, not too pissed of though)

    my dad and him talked/watched college basketball for a couple of hours (this was a dinner in between christmas/new years, lots of food/sports on TV/family around. he’s very sedate and nice now (met my godsister (if that’s a term) in CA/AA meeting), or at least seemed so.

  60. Spyre says:
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    Kris Davis or Keon Broxton for my LF spot ROS?

  61. Hugman says:
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    (Snottiest voice possible): I thought you said it was because of Coooooorrrrrssss. (regarding Strasburg)

  62. knucks says:
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    If we disregard the Hurdle that is that C*nt from Pittsburgh… assuming both of these guys start most days….

    You want Josh Bell over Aaron Altherr?

    I guess what I’m asking is, its safe to Ctrl Altherr Delete at this point right, in favor of Josh Bell?

    Bell has the significant power upside, while Altherr is a nice little power/speed guy in a bad lineup.

  63. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    well, you’ve mentioned being ahead by around 20 pts in an NL only, is that the one where you’ve had great keepers for years (mccutchen was the name i remembered) yet never won from bad luck and, if so, cutch is now shit and you’re up by that much? maybe that is a different NL only, the one where you still have wolters starting every day. (probably hundley too though, so not as bad as it sounded).

  64. Tio says:
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    Grey. Thoughts on Salazar today at Oakland?

    • knucks says:
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      @Tio: You gotta use him. Especially against the A’s. If he looks like shizz, then we have a big problem. Good luck Tio!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Start him

  65. knucks says:
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    Love the Burgos/Goodwill line. Thanks for pumping out quality content late into the year. Site is the best. It drives me insane that Sirius cut off all baseball talk about a month ago. Way too early.

    On another note, I knew there was trouble with Burgos after the first pitch. You were prob watching. Did you see him fall off the mound and throw one over the backstop?? Went to commercial, then came back to restart the AB (with a 1-0 count of course). Freeman launched that bomb on a 3-0 count. I turned it off after that. Someone just dropped Salas. I’ll take a note from the monkey, throw some shizz at the wall, place a claim for Salas (dropping Burgos) and see what sticks. I have Bedrosian in the DL slot anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Thanks! I hadn’t watched Burgos, I can’t stand to

  66. Steve says:
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    Who’s in charge of the Dodgers anyway. Is Jose De Leon on the terrorist watch list? What does he have to do to prove himself? Yikes!

  67. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Picked Burgos up, 2ER. Dropped Burgos, 1 clean save. Picked Burgos up, 1 ER and rogue win. I’m keeping him for a day or two, so he might hit for the cycle now somehow.

  68. Luke says:
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    Which side?

    Dellin/Leake forJason Hammel

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke: Hammel

  69. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey, 12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) with (W, CG, SV, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS)
    Available on the wire: Tillman, F Liriano, D Phelps, Straily, Hellickson, Koehler, Fiers, M Boyd, W Davis (RP), C Allen(RP), F Rodney(RP)
    Any guys above worth swapping for below:
    SP – Arrieta
    SP – Madbum
    SP – Sale
    RP – Britton
    RP – Diaz
    P – Hwan Oh
    P – Carrasco
    BN – Salazar
    BN – Tanaka
    BN – Roark
    BN – Bundy
    DL – Guerra
    Thanks in advance, great article

    • MarvPesos

      John says:
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      @John: also meant to mention R Lopez and C Green are also available. And no streaming as I have only 10 moves left for season (out of 30)

  70. dem ribbies says:
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    Looking ahead to 2 start options next week (finals week in my league).

    2 start options on the wire:

    – Shoe vs CIN, @SEA
    – Matt Boyd vs CHW, @KC
    – Davies vs StL, @PIT

    Any of those 3 worth a stash?

  71. Five-On-One says:
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    Closer question – I have Osuna, K-Rod, Dyson, Ottavino and Burgos.

    1) can you rank for next 7 days?
    2) can you rank for ROS?

    Thank you.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Add Salas to the list (he is available on the wire).

  72. dem ribbies says:
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    our WW costs $2 USD for every $1 Faab spent. Those tx$ go into pot. I’m in first.

    Cut Stras now and let other GM’s buy him now to build the pot, or, cut him when wire closes and I can have a chance to redraft him next year. Really asking, do you think he’s going to be a SP worth targeting next season or are we about done w/ this roller-coaster?

  73. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Hey Grey – like you, I lost wittle baby Strasburg for the stretch run due to his arm that isn’t hurt – I picked up Shelby Miller, who’s been pretty good over his last 4-5 starts in AAA. Obviously it’s a hail mary but do you see him providing any value the rest of the season assuming he comes up for his next start?

    Thanks – keep up the good work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Miller

      • JimmyJackJames says:
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        @Grey: But might he touch you?

        Things just got weird

  74. Earl Deep Jr says:
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    Grey,

    Do I jump on the Zunino bandwagon and ditch Cameron Rupp? I’m scared. Rupp has been good and seems to have the advantage with Citizens Bank but Zunino, so hot right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  75. goodfold2 says:
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    WOW, can’t believe anybody that runs an org would admit that about shelby in public. i don’t even know what’s stupider, actually running your team with the idea of throwing good money after bad (esp this bad), or that you’d actually admit it in public

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: this is on par with continuing to use a broken clock, since it “cost so damn much and is still right twice a day, so it’s not all bad”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  76. Bobbo says:
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    Utility spot. Devon Travis or Jedd Gyorko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  77. Edward says:
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    @Grey
    12 team H2H 7×7 (Obp & Qs)
    Solid hold on 2nd place. Playoffs begin after next week.
    C-Realmuto
    1st- Trumbo
    2nd-Carpenter
    3rd-KSeager
    SS- Villar
    OF- HRamirez
    OF- TTurner
    OF- DDahl
    Util- Abreu
    Util- Machado
    Bn- Judge
    Bn-OHerrara
    Bn- Pence
    DL- AjPollack

    SP- Kluber
    SP- Meada
    SP- Taillion
    SP- Quintana
    SP- Tomlin
    SP- Musgrove
    SP- Colon
    SP- Duffy
    RP- Mauer
    RP- Diaz
    RP- Ottovino
    DL- SWright
    DL- WDavis
    DL- McCullers

    Question: When Pollack, Wright, David and McCullers return, who would you drop for my championship run to get them in the lineup?
    Question: Guys like Bronxton, Moncada, JBell, are available in my league. Taking into account the first question, should I make room for any of them on my team?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Wright, McCullers

      You’re not going to play more bench bats anyway

      • Edward says:
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        @Grey:

        Wright returns Friday, as does Pollock. I have 2 cut 2 players. You think I should outwardly drop Wright and drop McCullers to put Pollock back out there? I feel maybe you misunderstood me? Shouldnt I drop Judge, or Herrera for Pollock? Wouldn’t Wright be better than Tomlin?

        Got me scratchin my head here…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCullers is done for the year, if you want to drop Judge for Pollock, go for it

  78. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Can’t believe Bats has fallen so far, but if he doesn’t return strong this/next week, for H2H playoffs, would you drop Joey Bats for Dahl or Pederson in an OBP OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Dahl

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Couple of questions.
    1.Do you think Dysons time at closer is almost done? Is Jeffress the handcuff?
    2.Also, is it time to drop Naquin in a 12 team H2H keeper league(only keep 10)? His season numbers are still great but he’s slowed down lately. Also have Belt, Mazara, Judge as possible drops.
    Available bats are BROXTON, C.CARTER, L.FORSYTHE, GYORKO,
    3.I have Realmuto at catcher. He’s been consistently boring all year. Would you drop him for LEON or ZUNINO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Jeffress 2. Yes, drop…Broxton 3. Yes, Leon

  80. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Job Albright!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start for this week? Anibal Sanchez @MIN and Vs LAA or Danny Duffy @ BOS.
    ( both teams haven’t played this week so they haven’t locked yet)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  81. G says:
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    Thoights on Straley today against Texas? He’s been throwing well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not starting him

  82. jacks says:
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    Hadn’t realized the extent of Jake Lamb’s woes until last night. He’s now 2 for 46. So many men left on base it’s sickening. He hates our teams. You are keeping the faith? Or should we be looking hard for replacements for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep the faith

  83. #flytheW says:
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    Playoff time for me ! In a weekly points League 12 teams would you pitch 1 start estrada at home vs LAA or 2 start Skaggs vs @Tor and @ detroit. ? I get a feeling you don’t like estrada but Skaggs last 2 games were shit. That’s why I’m looking for some help. Thank you !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  84. Corey says:
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    I’m carrying both Fernando Rodney and A.J. Ramos at the moment and need to free up the roster spot for a starter. Who should I drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  85. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey
    10 team H2H
    ROS: Aaron Sanchez or Taillon?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  86. Jon A says:
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    Matt Boyd two QS vs powerhouse Texas and Bos… has to be a must start vs Twins right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  87. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I watched Doc and Darryl recently, too. I loved Howie Rose’s reaction to his comment that Doc and Darryl “looked more out of place in pinstripes than a pork chop at a bar mitzvah.” I struggle to recall a man with a greater look of self-satisfaction than he had after that comment. As if he’d been waiting for years to make that joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, completely

  88. Jon A says:
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    Adam Conley good to add for when he returns? don’t know much about him but has decent stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a matchups guy

  89. ryanoger says:
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    Shoemaker or De Leon who is hopefully called up soon….?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  90. J-Money says:
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    Whatup Grey,

    Would you rather start Anibal Sanchez @ MIN or Gray @ MIL tonight? Chasing K’s and W’s but need to keep WHIP is as low as possible, not really concerned with ERA…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Upon further review of my start limit in this 2 week matchup, Gray @ MIL tonight or Roark vs BAL tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Roark

  91. bigbear says:
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    Did Cougs help with post? Because someone classed this place up with a classic Greek literature and a Trigonometry reference today…

    Then you finished strong with a Butler moobs reference and all is right in the world!

    SS will be interesting next year…
    Machado
    Bogaerts – will probably still get the counting stats, plus maybe a bit more power. I wouldn’t be overly shocked if he hit 3rd or 4th next year with the loss of Ortiz. Whatever R/RBI lines that Yahoo/ESPN give him, I’ll take the over.
    Correa – Between Correa and Seager is pretty close, imo.
    Seager – I liked the Seager value this year. But can he repeat it? Correa probably gets the nod though.

    One of these 3 round out my top 5 at this point:
    Villar – SB’s are fickle…
    Lindor – Meh… Solid, I just want more of something…
    Story – Colorado. I’m a buyer.

    Russell’s been killing it lately. Another productive month and he’ll be a top 10 SS heading into 2017.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… It’s interesting this year, Lindor’s been better than Machado this year, and just off Xander

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Yahoo standard scoring gives Machado the edge slightly. I haven’t looked at Lindor much this year (I’ve been faithful to Seager and Story for the bulk of the year). But he has the Kipnis feel to him. ~100/20/70/20/.300-ish type line. Not sure if a) that’ll be the norm, b) more in the tank, or d) will the other shoe drop? e) Or maybe it’s just Cleveland… That’s the one!

        SS currently has 11 top 100 players per standard Yahoo. 1B also currently has 11…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Feels like splitting hairs…

  92. Gregjeffries says:
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    You still taking Grandal over Sanchez ROS? Is it a tossup ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tossup

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Gregjeffries: OBP –> Grandal maybe. That BB rate is insane and Gary’s is league average.

  93. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, 12 team, points, keeper league… pick one: Broxton or Alex Dickerson? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brox

  94. Five-On-One says:
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    A couple of closer questions:

    1) Who is the best bet for saves in Ana for ROS, Salas or Cam?
    2) Who is the best bet for saves in Tex if Dyson continues suck eggs, Diekman, Jeffress or Bush?
    3) Which of your two answers above would you pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Salas 2. Jeffress 3. Salas

  95. Moscowitz says:
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    Reynaldo Lopez or Fulmer ROS?
    Looks like Reynaldo is not gonna go anywhere as Dusty now wants Ross to pitch out of pen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Ok lets put it this way, i actually want Pollock. I have to drop someone in order to add him and put him on DL. So i would drop Fulmer and basically get Reynaldo and Pollock in return. What you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fulmer? Who leads the AL in ERA? If you like

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Grey: Of course i got your point, i just dont think he will keep this up. He gets knocked around again and they probably will shut him down.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be, or could be over thinking it…

  96. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Dodgers are saying Reddick jammed his finger “holding the door open for room service.” Yeah, sure. It would have been more believable if the A’s said that Butler got injured holding the door for room service because we all know how cranky he gets when he didn’t have his 5th meal of the day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, hilarious

  97. Jax says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Gary Sanchez or Gattis (at C) for ROS?

    Thanks,

    Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gary

  98. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Are arrieta, fowler and Grienke worth miguel Cabrera? Thanks Grey!

  99. Donovan says:
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    Fowler, Polanco, Brad Miller, Alex Gordon – which 2 would you keep for OF spots.
    12 team, H2H points.
    Thanks for all the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Miller

  100. ThE sHiT says:
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    Was that Starlin blurb a play on a line from Eminem on No Love? Prolly not. Ive had that song on for the last month, such a good verse by Eminem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah it wasn’t… I wish!

  101. Joeg414 says:
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    Cashner or Buchholz ?
    For a Draft King points league

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      Cash home vs KC
      Buch @ Tampa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never played DK, asking wrong person…

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        ok, how about a 6×6 roto ?

        Cashner or Buchholz ?

        Cash home vs KC
        Buch @ Tampa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cashner

  102. Gabe says:
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    Could you rank these 3 ROS?

    Bergman
    Gurriel
    Puig

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  103. Alex says:
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    What are we thinking about Gray [email protected] MIL?

    SON loves it but he has been getting shelled recently, conflicted…

    Alex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not starting him, unless need be, and I don’t need Gray right now

  104. jb says:
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    I’m not even in a 2-catcher league, but picked up Blanco Sanchez. Can he play some 1B or OF? Any guy who is a Blanco should be able to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez should be owned right now

  105. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Is it just me or could David Phelps go HAM for ROS a la that end of season stretch when Salazar first came up? Here are his expected matchups rest of season:

    v. SD
    @ NYM
    v. PHI
    v. LAD
    @ PHI
    v. ATL
    v. NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are some tasty matchups, good call!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Just grabbed him for my H2H playoffs!

        Also check out R. Lopez – after the next 2 tough matchups, his September will be something like @NYM, v. PHI, v. NYM, @ MIA, @ PIT, v. MIA.

        Conversely, may end up dropping Pax (lots of HOU and TOR) for my playoff matchups in lieu of Estrada (LAA, SEA) or streamers…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trust Lopez less b/c of Dusty and might get shut down

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Good call. Too bad Giolito’s not up.

            Glasnow, if not erratic, could be interesting, as he (and Tailon) also have some nice looking matchups.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, maybe good call, just saying there’s more risk with Lopez

      • Jon A says:
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        @Grey:

        What we don’t know is what happens to those matchups when Conley returns and when Jose Fern gets skipped.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  106. Scott says:
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    14 team, 5×5 league…stream (A) Gee @ MIA, (B) Adleman vs. TEX, (C) Neither

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  107. FKA Ralph says:
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    Add Melvin, Carlos Gomez, or Pillar in hopes of catching a month-long Schmotato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melvin

  108. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    This is my second question today, sorry. my Miggy, span and JJ hardy for arrieta, fowler, Grienke and marwin Gonzalez? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side, it’s fair

  109. Count de Monetball says:
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    Strategy question for you Fantasy Master Lothario – 10-team 5×5 roto with innings and games played limit. Similar setup to your Yahoo! friends and family league. I am trying to maximize my GP for the catcher position (currently have utilized -9 under the “pro-rata” needed to finish with 162, so I am trying to “make up some games”). The yanks are on the west coast so I don’t know if Dirty Sanchez is starting yet, but I know Lucroy is (yes, carrying two catchers because R and RBI are going to be tight races and I need all the counting stats I can get). If Lucroy’s game starts before they announce whether Dirty Sanchez is starting, are you confident enough Girardi will start him again (has played 9 strait) or would you play it safe and start Lucroy…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Lucroy

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Thanks G! One other Q, which two do you like best ROS, position doesn’t matter; least important category is HR’s…

        Crush Davis (Fangraphs did an article showing he is trending back to his extreme pull hitter tendencies, thus better #’s all around ROS are projected)
        Brandon Moss – solid across the board
        El Hombre (been getting me tons of RBI’s, but hurting the avg)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          El Hombre?

          • Count de Monetball says:
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            Pujols, I guess he asked not to be called that after he left St. Louis (spanish for “the man”, named after Stan Musial )

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Pujols

  110. Jon A says:
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    Taillon going to be shut down before end of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably

  111. Jon A says:
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    Stroman for Lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lamb, it’s fair

  112. The Hack says:
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    Clint Robinson is my batty call for the today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, I own that schmohawk in one NL-Only league

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: *high fives screen…picks up monitor off floor*

        Leftie righty in that band box going against Dongsman. What could go wrong

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since I’ve owned him all year, can I say everything?

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: no you can’t. You’re jinxing me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s my goal

  113. Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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    Quickie! Start red hot Kyle Seager vs Sabathia or Carpenter vs Niese? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

      • Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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        @Grey: thanks here goes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. Jon A says:
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    Colby Lewis has two rehab starts and then he will be activated…. good stash or just a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  115. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Hernandez 10/16 with 3 HRs vs Bumgarner. Of course, don’t have Dodgers’ lineup yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiké?

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: he’s batting lead off

  116. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Yeah. Might have to go Peralta instead, 7/20 vs Niese. But I know he is playing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah go with the guy playing

  117. Count de Monetball says:
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    Whoo hoo, Dirty Sanchez is DH’ing tonight, only 4 more games until he gets UTIL eligibility…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  118. Db says:
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    Who you think takes this game is St. Louis
    Niese vs Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: Niese gets rocked?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Likely

  119. The Hack says:
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    Musgrove just took a dump on my stats and Im going to gamble Salazar tonight. I’m really trying hard to lose my lead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What lead?

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: In perts

  120. Razor Shines says:
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    Grey,

    Jake Lamb looks toast. Drop him for Addison Russell or Baez as my one bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  121. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Well, RBI for Jhonny, and he didn’t even get to face Niese.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need Jaime out of the game like 40 pitches ago

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        I hope you at least get a conshellation prize

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, this shizz went so south

          • Count de Monetball says:
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            Jaime is such a homeschooler, that should never happen!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It really shouldn’t! You’re patronizing me, aren’t you?

              • Count de Monetball says:
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                I’m certainly not brazen enough to mess with the Fantasy master lothario

  122. the swinging says:
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    This is rediculous already with Michael saunders. He’s been barely breathing for far too long.

    You own him anywhere? You showing any more patience with him in 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him in a 12 teamer

      • the swinging says:
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        @Grey: I think he literally homered while I was typing.
        I’m gona give him 8 more at bats lol.

  123. Count de Monetball says:
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    I am totally in a Razzball Glossery mode. Glad to see Rodon didn’t put me on the WHIPping Post and instead the offense is giving Rodon the Ivictory Coast!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Love that!

  124. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    sweet shit that old man that owns the lakers drove the wrong way driving to a practice and is now hitting HR’s for the angels!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  125. JJ says:
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    Hey grey,

    Need to drop one of these bats to activate Pollock. Which one would you drop in a 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10)
    Broxton, Belt, mazara, judge or Jeffress.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @JJ: Jeffress likely the worst bat

      • JJ says:
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        @Fungazi:
        Fair enough

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        haha

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