After the first two homer-game, I was like, “Yo, Grey, stop twirling your mustache and trying to squeeze into your Z. Cavariccis from high school and check out Travis Shaw.”  And I did.  Only, I wasn’t that impressed.  He had five homers in 77 games in Triple-A.  Then, a week or so later, he had his 2nd two-homer game and I was like, “Yo, Sir Hairlip-A-Lot, those Zubaz look awful on you, and maybe you look at Shaw’s numbers again.”  And I did.  His ‘big’ year in Double-A saw him hit 16 homers with a .221 average and again I came away yawnstipated; must be he’s showing some Maas appeal.  Then, yesterday, he went 4-for-4 with two runs and is hitting .371 in 22 games, and I was like, “Yo, Fantasy Master Lothario, just let Cougs clean out your closet for you and really delve into Shaw’s numbers!”  No, I don’t know what delve means but it sounds smart when I’m talking to myself.  I’ve said it before, but Shaw feels exactly like a Maas appeal-type player.  I bet after September he never even plays regularly on the Sawx again.  But now suddenly you’re worried about the future?  You weren’t when you were writing to the National Institute of Health about having nacho cheese classified as a vegetable.  Get a 401K and grab Shaw until he stops hitting.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psych!  Before we get into today’s post, just wanted to briefly mention that our fantasy football leagues are signing up.  Finally, a reason to be excited about drafting Ian Desmond, you have more time to study up for your fantasy football drafts!  Anyway II, the roundup:

Brock Holt – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  He went colder than a witch’s teat, but now he’s hotter than that same witch’s teat watching Eddie Munster comb his hair while wearing a Speedo.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.48.  Meh, he does have these starts where he looks unhittable, but he’s still way too prone to roofie’ing owners and I like my kidneys where they are.

Trevor Bauer – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Yesterday, I said something absurd like Fenway doesn’t scare me for opposing pitchers, and I was taken to task.  Task, I tell ya!  As well I should’ve been.  I’m going to claim temporary insanity.  Fenway is a terrible park for all pitchers, whether the Red Sox win or lose 11-9 games is on their pitching.  None of this is to say Bauer would fare better in a different park, but when you’re wrong, you’re wrong.  So, mea culpa.  Hey, at least I didn’t say Chicago could use a hurricane!

Chase Utley – 2-for-5, 1 run.  Phils GM, Ruin Tomorrow Jr., said he’s unlikely to trade Utley.  He continued, “I even offered to throw in the naming rights for this bridge I bought.  They tell me I have to name it after someone named Brooklyn, though.  Seems unfair since I own it now.”

Maikel Franco – Hit the 15-day DL with a non-displaced fracture on his left wrist, and his season is likely over.  The good news for Prospect Mike is he had some extra plaster of paris laying around.  The bad news is he has to lower it into the 17-foot deep pit in his living room where he’s keeping Maikel and convince him to use it as a cast.

Jeff Francoeur – 2-for-3 and his 11th Frenchy fly.  That’s as good as it baguettes!

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  On one hand, he’s had some tough matchups.  On the other hand, he’s not going to go deeper than the sixth inning often on a lousy Phillies team.  On a third hand that’s really a foot wearing a mitten, he does have a decent next matchup.

Marcus Stroman – Will throw a simulated game next Monday.  Here’s hoping that wearing that Oculus Rift doesn’t throw off his mechanics.

Michael Saunders – Shut down for the year.  Do I hear 2016 sleeper?!  Not from me you won’t.  In The Greyily News, you’ll find his obit, because he’s dead to me.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 32nd and 33rd homer.  Wait, I just have to make sure…*closes browser, clears cache, restarts Chrome*  Hmm, it’s the same.  Oh, it was just F5!

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 22nd homer.  Imagine I have a pencil-thin mustache and my name is Senor Gris on a telenovela.  I point to my heart and to Edwin, then say, “Cortisone.”

Mark Teixeira – Not expected to need a DL stint after tests were done on his right shin.  What kind of tests can one take on a curved surface like a shin?  Do they use pen?  A marker?  Does he have to put his shin on the teacher’s desk for her to grade it?  I got questions, y’all!

Bryan Mitchell – Placed on the 7-day concussion DL, after suffering a nasal fracture off a comebacker.  Sounds like an injury that Jon Niese would be prone to.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 25th homer, a grand slam.  I’ve noticed that Yankee fans seem to have fully embraced A-Rod again, which I suppose isn’t that surprising.  Morals are for losers or Twins fans.

Glen Perkins – Flying back to Minnesota to have an MRI on his neck, because we all know New York’s hospitals have no MRI machines.  When a team sends a player back home to have an MRI that’s code for DL.  Meet Kevin Jepsen.  And his boy, Elroy.  I’d grab Jepsen in all leagues where you’re hurting for saves, he could be the closer for the next few weeks.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 4th homer this week.  Say you, Sano, say it for always…Oh, sorry, I didn’t hear you come in.  Okay, yesterday’s Sano vs. Schwarber was a little divided, but Sano seemed to win another round.  Now taking down Cano and Schwarber.  Next up:  who do you want next year, Sano or Adam Jones?

Josh Hamilton – Sitting out again with a sore knee and hopes to return on Thursday.  You know there’s an issue when it would be easier to just list the amount of times he’s actually in the lineup.

Will VenableRangers acquired him.  Rangers are making moves like they want their fans to think they’re in the race, but not big enough moves to actually be in the race.  Unless their rotation has Chi Chi Gonzalez (6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.25) lead them down the back nine.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  I wish he’d show some of that 30-steal speed.  “And your final wish is granted!”  No, genie!  I was speaking in general!  That’s not my final wish!

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Oh well, at least Johnny Vander Meer’s family were able to get an ol’ 96er while in Texas.

Seth Smith – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  The Lisper’s Nightmare has one thing to say after hitting a homer, “Thuper!”

Jason Hammel – 3 IP, 5 ER.  Damn, this game went into a 2+ hour rain delay and I thought maybe my Hammel start would have a little SerendiPPDy.

Chris Coghlan – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Even after he hit two homers  this past Friday, it didn’t get him everyday playing time.  Ya Maddon, bro?

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Because it was a day that ended in -day.

Anthony Gose – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (19).  He’s batting below .200 in the last week, so you can hope there’s a schmotato with your Gose, but it’s too early to say.

Ian Kinsler – 5-for-5, 3 runs and his 7th homer.  Little late for a star mitzvah, but it’s nice he’s showing signs of l’chaim.

Jose Iglesias – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Joe Church!

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer.  Just Dong Martinez because Just Do-it Martinez would yield a cease and desist.

Robert Stephenson – Top pitching prospect was shut down with a forearm strain.  *wavy lines*  Hey, it’s the year 2017.  Any boo, as our ghost overlords asked me to say, Stephenson looks like he’s on his way back from major surgery. *wavy lines*  Yeah, a forearm strain doesn’t sound good, and neither do ghost overlords.

Raisel Iglesias – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.21, but in the month of August his ERA is 2.10 thru four starts.  Raisel the roof!  His peripherals aren’t egregious either (8.7 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 3.66 xFIP).  The Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I’m willing to check Raisel the bettor.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-6 and his 8th homer.  I’m starting to think this guy might’ve snuck through the minors without any fanfare because he doesn’t do anything exceptional offensively, but I can cherrypick a decent shortstop from his minor league numbers.  21 steals one year, 8 homers in only 57 games in Triple-A.  He’s more of a .250 hitter than his current .293 average, but 14 homers from a shortstop with some speed could back himself into a poor man’s Dozier.  I will call him Coinzier.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-5 and two steals (23, 24).  Cain…Sugar! is going to have a 15-homer, 30-steal season and when I rank him as a top 20 outfielder next year you’re gonna be like, “Whaaaaat?”

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, the game-tying homer off Aroldis.  Zobrist’s Christian singer wife wrote a song in honor, it’s called, “There’s Only One Good Chap, Man:  God (With Jesus A Close Second).”

Omar Infante – Scratched with back tightness.  I would’ve recommended a trip to Chinatown to get a back scratcher.

David Phelps – Done for the year with a stress fracture in his forearm.  Sometimes guys try to force a forearm into a threearm or a fivearm into a forearm, and this is what happens.

Ichiro Suzuki – 4-for-5, 2 runs.  The other day Ichiro passed Ty Cobb for the all-time hit record if you combine US and Japan hit totals.  So, he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer in the US/Japanese museum along with Cheap Trick.

Jason Rogers – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Hmm, I know Jason Robards, I know Mr. Rogers, I know “no Roger, no Rerun, no rent,” but I don’t know Jason Rogers.

Melvin Upton Jr. – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer.  For a moment, it was like we got a glimpse of the best B.J. we’d ever seen.  That sounds like a greeting card at the Hustler store.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Where was this when I was streaming you in Coors?  Thanks a lot, doode!

Starling Marte – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  He’s been a large part of my teams this year, and, for that, I’m making that corny hand gesture in the shape of a heart that middle-aged women seemed to have co-opted.  Speaking of our teams, check out Tout Wars standings, as Randy Jackson would’ve said, “We got ourselves a live one!”

Francisco Cervelli – 4-for-7, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .307.  After Hundley was traded to the Rockies, his average shot up 50 points.  Imagine if Cervelli were traded to the Rockies, he’d be a .350 hitter.  I’m only half joking.

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 3.35.  He still seems to have these flaky starts like he’s a rookie.  It’s time to grow up and be dependable!   Yes, I am Liriano’s father.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 10th homer.    You ever want to put peanut butter in Kang’s head and toss it to your dog?  No?  Maybe it’s just me.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-7, 3 runs.  Fun fact!  One time Aaron was on the same plane as LL Cool J and someone came onto the plane, saying, “Hi, LL,” and Aaron said, “It’s pronounced Hill.”

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  There was some debate yesterday about why the Stream-o-Nator didn’t like Gausman vs. the Mets.  I speculated it was due to him going against Jacob deGrom (7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks) which would limit Gausman’s win possibility.  SON predicted this line for Gausman:  6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  An extra baserunner and one less strikeout?  What a crock!

Gerardo Parra – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and his third homer in the last four games.  There’s the zone, there’s the thirty-mile zone, and then there’s the zone Parra’s in.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4 and his 21st and 22nd homers.   I’d say if Granderson had hit cleanup all year, he’d be approaching 80 RBIs, but I’ll cut the Mets some slack here like a tailor for grandmothers, because I honestly have no idea who else would hit leadoff.

Felix Doubront – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (6 BBs), 8 Ks.  Yeah, that’s about as bad as a one-hitter through six innings can look.

Mark Canha – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, and a home run on Monday night.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yasiel Puig – Left yesterday’s game with a leg injury after hustling down the line.  Now he hustles.  Great.  He’s like Hanley Jr.   But at least Hanley had eight good years before he started pulling this crap, hamstrings specifically.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks in Coors.  This makes me so excited about Stressbird’s start coming up in Coors.

Yunel Escobar -m 3-for-4, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .305.  Very respectable season for Yunel this year.  But respectable doesn’t butter the biscuits, respectable doesn’t walk the dog, respectable doesn’t phone your mom and ask her to clean your underwear.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as Anthony Rendon sat out in the first game in Coors, because forbid the Nats give Rendon a chance to get hot.  Incredible.

John Axford – Walt Weiss said Axford is returning to the closer role.  When asked why he was returning a guy with a 9.75 ERA since the All-Star break to the closer role, Weiss screamed, “Look, a plane!” and ran out of the room.  It was even more curious because Weiss pointed to a ceiling fan when he said it.  Of course, Tommy Kahnle (1/3 IP, 4 ER) looks hideous too.

Carlos Gonzalez – Hit his 28th homer then left the game with knee inflammation.  Well, you guys had a good run, and now he can’t run anymore.

Kyle Parker – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  I grabbed him for the batty call yesterday, because Kyle Parker can’t lose!

Jose Reyes – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  I’d love to see him in Coors next year from a fantasy perspective, because I bet he’ll be underrated.  And this sounds like someone who calls in to a sports radio show without an idea of what they’re going to say.  Okay, thanks for calling, Grey!

Kaleb Cowart – 0-for-3 as he was called up by the Angels.  Anything to make sure Cron doesn’t have a starting job, right, Scioscia?  Cowart was once a top draft pick (2010) where he had 1st round hitting and pitching abilities.  A herbathrowdite straight from the nectar of Keith Law’s bosom.  Sadly, Cowart became a Kaleb of all trades, master of none, since he hit so little in the minors, the Angels were beginning to think he might be better off pitching.  Even Kyle Kubitza jumped him in the depth charts, and Kubitza is more known for his ability to chat.  Cowart will see time at 3rd base, but he’s not an advisable add outside of AL-Only leagues.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, but still obviously trails the almighty Pujols (1-for-4) who hit his 33rd homer.  Of course, what would a Calhound be that didn’t trail a Pujols?

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  He’s lost nearly a full mile off his fastball, and with it nearly two Ks off his K/9 from last year.  In other words, he’s not much better than what you’ve been getting from him this year.

Hunter Pence – The Gangly Manbird hit the DL with oblique issues.  Too much flapping and not enough stretching.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Okay, sure, Vogelsong, and even sometimes I sing in key.

Lance Lynn – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  This comes after a 2/3 IP, 3 ER start where he couldn’t find the strike zone either.  I have a sinking feeling that the Cards are going to say in a few weeks that Lynn has been dealing with a dead arm.  You’ve sunk my championship!

Jason Heyward – Wasn’t in the Cardinals starting lineup after experiencing a tight hamstring on Monday.  He thinks it’ll be fine after a little rest, saying he’s experienced similar tightness before on muggy nights in St. Louis.  Easy, Darren Wilson, just the weather was muggy.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.02.  His peripherals aren’t screaming out that he’s this good, but, besides Matt Moore, I never bet against the Rays turning pitchers into something worthwhile.

Curt Casali – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer.  It won’t be long before he has more homers than Longoria.  I’d laugh if I weren’t crying.

George Springer – Has begun to take dry swings.  That’s like a dry drunk with an N.

  1. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Just want to add, if you’ve never played fantasy football and want to try out the Football RCL’s (because PRIZES!), we have a beginners guide for football, a draft kit, and I’m always available in the comment section over there to help guide you. At the very least, you could just join Tehol’s leagues and beat him, that’s pretty easy.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jay: I dont know Jay. I thought tehol was better at football than baseball, it’s no slam dunk

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @J-FOH: i think he is too…

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    You wouldn’t catch any flack for ranking Cain as a Top 20 OF. What’s with the paranoia?

    I know, I know, you just want to be all defiant about your support of Cain like you mancrush Cube:

    You’d rather see me in the pen, then me and Lorenzo rollin’ in a Benzo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paranoia’s more like the Geto Boys

  3. Z says:
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    Hey Grey! Is Springer worth holding on to in a redraft league? I feel like he’d be no better than a hot schmotato without power (wrist is concerning). Thoughts?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him

  4. assy says:
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    SANO you like it! SANO you love me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Assy! Which autocorrects to Mark Addy for me

  5. Brian says:
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    Alright Grey, Desmond made me have the runs the 1st half because he wasn’t hitting, stealing or scoring runs. Now he is doing what he was supposed to be doing all year. I know he has made us all change our undies a few time this year but was it him trying too hard for a new contract? Can he redeem himself? Set me straight because I am running out of depends. Thanks

    • Speedy McGreedy says:
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      @Brian: I would also like to know your outlook on Desmond for dynasty teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does…depends! See what I did there? Yeah, maybe he’s okay, at least he’s in Coors right now

  6. Brent says:
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    What 5 batters do you thin will have the best HR production in the home stretch of this season? Best guess. Do you think Trout and Frasier will get back into a long ball hitting groove?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They could… I’d go with the top five for HRs on the player rater

  7. Tony C says:
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    Kolten Wong has been cold as ice Mr. Grey. Would u drop him for Odubel Herrera, Brock Holt, Delino Deshields, either Hernandez, or Aaron Hill? Thanks and great work again this morning! Always entertaining.

    • Grey

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      Thanks! I’d hold Wong (hehe)

  8. J says:
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    Shaw, Holt, or Valencia to fill in for Pence now that he’s on the DL?

    • Grey

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      Depends on needs… Shaw

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    I love it, man! Pity that my wife and I will not have anymore kids, I would for sure name our next born child after ya.

    a. On the Melvin Upton, Jr blurb…You overrated the BJ. That BJ would get a maximum Playboy rating.

    b. Added Sano, dropped Pence, moved Crush to the OF to replace the injured Pence. No-brainer, amiright? Drops mic.

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Recent photos sent from the Galileo space probe orbiting Jupiter’s moon Europa suggests that it meets the conditions necessary to support a primitive lifeform. Just what kind of lifeform? You guessed it…..FRANK STALLONE!!!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      Ha, thanks, Ante! The five Playboy bunny rating, huh? Could be… B. Yup C. Ha

  10. Fart Codman says:
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    Drop Sano for Chris Carter in 12 team 5×5 keeper league? I’m making a playoff push.

    • Elliot

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      @Fart Codman: Good god no.

    • Grey

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      You have those backwards no?

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Fart Codman: out of probably millions of people, how are you the one who thought this was even fathomable?

  11. pickleball says:
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    hunter pence down for the count….

    need a 4th Outfielder (have rusney as bench bat/4th OF but he platoons)

    available OF’s on the wire are the following:
    adam eaton
    khris davis
    avisail
    piscotty
    danny valencia
    inciarte
    choo
    gose

    i really dont know who to grab. HR’s and SB’s would be most welcomed… counting stats i’m less concerned with

    thanks

    • Grey

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      Davis

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Yeah… Big time sonofabench on Davis for me today. Ugh.

        • Grey

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          Damn

  12. Chief says:
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    I’ve been meaning to say I love the “Maas Appeal”. I distinctly remember him coming up & hitting like 9 homers in 5 games or so it seemed. & then he kept hitting them for awhile after that. Then I proceeded to trade a ton of good cards to get his rookie, and he ended up totally sucking.
    It was a life lesson I still live by. Don’t trust a Schmotato long term.

    • Grey

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      Ha, yup!

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Chief: 1990 Upperdeck! (Deep Sigh)

      • Grey

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        Ha

      • Grey

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        Nice username, btw!

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    A-Rod never gets a gatorade shower. Matter of fact, dunno if I’ve ever seen a Yankee player get one. Wonder if they’re morally against them…

    • Grey

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      Hideki used to give showers

  14. Wilson says:
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    Holt or Parker or Canha for these two days? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  15. Wilson says:
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    So Perkins is droppable now or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for next news

  16. Wilson says:
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    Start A Rod (vs Santana) or Ortiz (vs Kluber) today?

    • Grey

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      Arod

  17. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    One last one for today. This is for the Phillies against the Blue Jays. Not a single bet on the Phils winning tonight!!!

    For Ruin Tomorrow Jr, this song is for you and your blessed Philadelphia Phillies…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1uv-w5quH4

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      That song is too good for Ruin

  18. Elliot

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    I enjoy these daily Sano surveys.

    I think you almost have to default to Adam Jones here, just because of how consistently solid he has been for years. The steals have fallen off, but he is still a lock for 25 or so home runs. I think Sano could outproduce him, particularly if Jones’ steals are gone for good. But, Jones is certainly the safer pick. If Sano goes absolutely bananas in the next few weeks though, I reserve the right to change my mind. In keeper formats, I’m going Sano all day.

    • Grey

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      It is closer than you thought a month ago, right?

      • Elliot

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        @Grey: A lot closer.

        • Boomer19 says:
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          I think you both are bang on. I could see Jones as a deeper second round pick and Sano in the third as of now but a big finish by Sano could even it up. I love Sano’s power potential. Drool.

          • Grey

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            Agreed

            • Birdmann says:
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              @Grey: I am loving all this content on Sano, last pick in the draft, keeper league holds round value.

              • Grey

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                Ha, very nice!

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    Should I grab Travis Shaw and slot him in my 1B spot. I have Kendrys Morales now
    I could just swap them or should I hold Morales
    Or I can Utility Shaw and drop either Castillo or Choo who have been batting pretty well lately?
    Or just Hold everyone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Choo

  20. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Reddick or Beltran to replace Pence? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran

  21. Clint says:
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    James Shields on not being mentioned in Grey’s daily notes: “He’s probably po’d because we traded Will Venable..just like I am.”

    • Grey

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      Ha

  22. Lville Jim says:
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    I’d be Jonesing on Sano next season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No follow

      • timeisout says:
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        @Grey: Hes using wordplay to say he prefers Sano. You okay today grey? You’re slipping!

        • Lville Jim says:
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          @timeisout: winner winner chicken dinner

  23. King Trout says:
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    Great job as always Grey. What is the probability that Stanton plays in the next three weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 70%

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @King Trout: Formed a prayer triangle with my dog and the UPS guy and found out that Stanton’s begun taking live BP. Don’t really knows what that means with regards to his progression, but I’m gonna go with my instinct on this one and predict that he’s back sometime during their upcoming home stand (i.e., Phillies & Pirates).

  24. TC says:
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    Pick two ROS: Raisel, Guasman, Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Rodon

  25. trigger cut says:
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    Lindor or Sano in a keeper? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  26. Gagne West says:
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    I need to Rasta One Mon…Khris Davis, Avisail Garcia, PISSScotty? What say you bomboclat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Davis

  27. Gareth says:
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    No room on DL. Drop Pence or Franko?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  28. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    “Corisone” was great. I immediately pictured Gob Bluth rekindling his love with Marta.

    Jones over Sano next year, but crazy close. In a keeper, I’m taking Sano for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks… Yeah, pretty close for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and Noisewater!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        That exclamation frightened me. I know, sorry I talked baseball for one sentence and not hip-hop. I’m ashamed. Fun fact… my first cassette tape and cd I owned were Das EFX. I still own the cd and it is censored, but f*[email protected] it, I still listen to it out of my aiwa 3-disc changer. Fresh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My first tape was Mellow Man Ace’s Mentirosa cassette-single, I think it’s in my old bedroom that is like a museum without nothing touched

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Obviously, he had a well-groomed mustache.

            Oh man, I didn’t even think about singles. You may have turned me into a liar. I also have that untouched room that includes my Mario Brother’s ceiling fan and a Jordan Jammer backboard bolted to the wall.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have an untouched room that includes a not-untouched Jessica Hahn Playboy and a poster of “all” the 500 home run hitters that is missing like eight guys…

  29. Steve D. says:
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    What’s the deal with Scott Kazmir? Someone just dropped him in my 10 team redraft, and I actually got him with the #9 waiver claim, dropping Buehrle.

    Is there something I’m missing? Regression coming? He did get knocked around in his last start, but has been solid otherwise. Safe to roll with him ROS?

    Just keep getting the feeling I’m looking at a grenade with the pin pulled out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d roll with him as long as he’s healthy

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    I dated a girl one time named Kyla Parker – she was a little bit crazy, but good in the sack. Makes me a little leery of picking up a doode named Kyle Parker. Kinda feels like she’s taunting me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  31. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Sano vs Jones.. I’d say sano for next year since he’ll probably have a better ADP and I can see a 40/100

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      40/100? Wow

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: 40? You smoking the good stuff

    • White Rabbit says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: um 40 runs or 40 steals?

  32. Hawk says:
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    In a 10 team, 5×5 roto league: Jake Lamb or Brock Holt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  33. B Swizzle says:
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    I must poll the masses on this one: Will anybody be starting StressBird tonight at Coors?

    • Chucky says:
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      I sat him in lieu of Corbin @ Cincy. Then again I sat Cueto @ Coors a few weeks back, and that didn’t work out. Maxie pad clearly hasn’t ben the same pitcher in the 2nd half as he was in the first half. Wondering aloud how long it will take , before the Nats acknowledge a rebuild mode and put out feelers for Maxie pad…..only to find no takers because of the contract. Hint Hint….David Price suitors beware.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @B Swizzle: Zimmerman made it through last night. Gotta do it!

    • Evgeni Eckhart says:
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      @B Swizzle: I’m not as I don’t own him. Instead I have Holland going vs Seattle.

    • Boomer19 says:
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      Its a bit safer if Cargo isn’t in the line up.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hope so

  34. Wilson says:
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    Start Weaver vs Samadzija today in a QS & W league? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  35. Chucky says:
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    Sano or Bryant ROS and forever keep. Bryant just has far too many 0 fer 4 games, 3 Ks with a walk. For those of us who bought into the pre-season Bryant hype, we’re now looking forward to Fantasy Football.

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Chucky: I was talking about this with someone yesterday. I’m a big Sano fan but I’ll still take Bryant. It’s easy to be down on Bryant now that he has gone through a slump and Sano is the flashy new toy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

    • White Rabbit says:
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      @Chucky: Agreed – Sano will have his lumps when pitchers figure him out. Saw something on Fangraphs about how awful he is against the changeup.

  36. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – start Stras @ COL and Thor @ BAL today?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am on both

      • Vrugg says:
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        I’ll get the prayer group started.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Vrugg!

      • matt says:
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        @Grey: grey would you still start them both in a 10 team roto where I’m on currently on pace for +25 on the innings cap?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start who?

          • matt says:
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            @Grey: stras & thor

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bench Stras if you can afford to

  37. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve been confused about who Ruin Tomorrow Jr. was for this entire season. So I thought I’d educate myself and went to the old wikipedia. I was reading along and was particularly struck by the last sentence in the “Early Life” section.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub%C3%A9n_Amaro,_Jr.

    –Ron Rondell Dell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  38. Christopher says:
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    Lost Pence again… Pick up Hicks or Beltran to replace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks, depends on needs

  39. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    What do you think of Derek Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t like him

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Elliot: “Derek Holland’s a Puss” was a good team name.

  40. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Cron or Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  41. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    Hmmm, dang. I was going to start Duffy @ Fenway tomorrow too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  42. monkymn says:
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    Give up Hanley for Posey in a league with no MI/CI spots? I picked up Desmond from a panicky owner a while back and he has become my starting SS (although Hanley could be slotted in OF). On the other hand Lucroy is killing me and I need an offensive boost for my playoff run. It seems ok on paper, but I loath giving up value for a catcher. In sum, take the deal or try to stream hot schmotato catchers the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Posey

    • monkymn says:
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      @monkymn:

      Lucroy was also picked up from someone who dropped him. Don’t worry, Grey, I didn’t draft him!

  43. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey! Apologize in advance for the length of his comment but thanks I’m advance as I’ll be at work all day…

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

    Aside from Scherzer, Noah, and Lynn here’s the rest of the guys on my staff right now:

    Garcia: vs. SF (11.9), @ARI (-0.4)
    Corbin: @CIN (7.1), vs. STL (11.0)
    Wood: @HOU (-0.5), @CIN (-1.4)
    Ross: vs. ATL (19.5), @WAS (-0.6)
    Teheran: @SD (7.1), vs. COL (13.5)
    Gausman: vs. MIN (11.0)

    1. Based on their next starts and potential ROS value who is the most expendable for a streamer?

    2. I’m planning the following streams the next few days:

    8/20
    McHugh vs.TB (10.3)

    8/21
    Cashner vs. STL (8.5)
    Fiers vs. LAD (2.6)
    R. de la Rosa @CIN (0.2)
    Bassitt vs. TB (-1.5)

    8/22
    Rodon @SEA (12.2)

    Who on 8/21 should I start and would you start Rodon on 8/22? (remember no whammies, no whammies, no negative points please!)

    3. In a tight matchup right now and already planning to start today:
    Garcia: vs. SF (11.9)
    Ross: vs. ATL (19.5)
    Syndergaard @BAL (15.0)

    But the questions is should I start Teheran: @SD (7.1)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wood

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Should I start Alex Wood today in his last minute start @OAK today?

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: Just kidding… SON answered my question: (-5.9) so BENCHED for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Bassitt, yes on Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. Sure

    • jojo says:
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      @ebudz: Wood starting today @OAK…Not going to starting for the HOU series

  44. Slim Nincompoop says:
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    As others have mentioned, I’d go Jones over Sano, but definitely not in a keeper league. Here’s a question for you…Who do you have ranked higher in 2016? Cain or Pollock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Have to think Pollock

      • Slim Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, me too. I get a good ol’ fashioned feeling when talking about Pollock (too creepy?). This is definitely his breakout year, but I think this is just the beginning a good 3-to-4 year run. I think this is as good as Cain is ever going to get, although that’s pretty damn good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, totally agree

  45. Scott says:
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    After today’s games, do you like Khris Davis or Michael Cuddyer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Before too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My browser is saying this content was flagged… Haha

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha! it’s funny I’m back at work and I guess my comp saved the old Maikel handle…fitting

        Goodbye Horses is kind of a nice song…too bad it’ll forever be linked to a serial killer nut-tuck

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Goodbye Horses? Is that Carole King?

        • Slim Nincompoop says:
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          @Mike: It’s a great song, but will forever conjure up images of Buffalo Bill putting on makeup. Creepy.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, is that where it’s from? I missed that totally, was also up at 5 AM today

            • Slim Nincompoop says:
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              @Grey: I noticed you were answering questions super early. What gives?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Flying to NY

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Guess how much wifi is on the plane, go ahead, take a wild guess

                • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                  @Grey: Well it’s probably on the corporate Razzball seaplane, so, not much?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You’d be wrong on that one!

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Grey: I just figured you had some state of the art wifi hotspot doo-dad and that’s how you’re answering everyone’s questions. There’s worse ways to pass a six-hour flight!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, this is true… But since I’m flabbergasted still…Wifi costs $35 for the flight! WHAT!?

                    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                      @Grey: $35 bones? So does that mean I owe you a quarter for every response you’ve given me this morning?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Nah, shizz is paid for already, no extra expenditure per answer

  46. Scratch this says:
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    Was that an intentional Boys II Men reference ending the fantasy football plug? Well played if so…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  47. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey got Kipnis and Freeman returning from the DL. My roster is bellow, need to drop at least one bat(was thinking maybe Phillips with Kipnis back). Also curious with this roster, and guys like Bassitt, Asdrubal and Maybin all on the wire, any other drops youd make to add one or more?

    5×5 12 Team HTH w/ OBP
    Bats
    C McCann
    1B Santana
    2B Phillips
    3B Sano
    SS Alexi Ramirez
    OF Pollock
    OF Calhoun
    OF Cepesedes
    OF Betts
    Util 1B/C Grandal
    Util Polanco
    Util Eaton
    Bench Kipnis
    Bench Soler
    DL Freeman
    DL Springer
    DL Stanton

    Staff
    P Kluber
    P Cole
    P Bauer
    P Salazar
    P T. Walker
    SP Odorizzi
    SP Corbin
    RP Chapman
    RP Britton
    Bench RP Melancon
    Bench RP Miller
    Bench SP Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis, Soler and Polanco for a streaming pitcher if you don’t need steals

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Yeah with my roster as is I’m winning my steals category so I’d be hesitant to lose the speed. If I just hold tight for now what one player are you dropping to add Freeman? Thanks in advance, appreciate the insight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soler

  48. Phil of the Future says:
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    Hey, BB.
    Gausman was fine. If not for a couple Granderson long balls would have been a stellar start. He ran up his pitch count a bit, but other than that was good. Love the no walks.

    I might stream John Lamb tomorrow. Trying to get the stones to do it. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bb, baaah news… I wouldn’t.. I don’t know his matchup though

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: He’s home against ARI. I know it’s risky. But I”m falling behind in Ks, and IP here and I’m playing the first place team.

        I’ll likely chicken out, so don’t worry :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, have no faith in Lamb, or kebabs in general

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Agreed. You just don’t know what you’re getting. Especially in those kebabs.

            I like his minors work, though. Could be useful down the stretch in the right spots.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yea, right spots, can see that, would try to avoid getting greedy

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: On the internet no one knows you’re a pig….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Is that Fogerty lyrics?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: CCR? I love those guys!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think you owe Saul Zantz a nickel for saying CCR

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, crap. I’ve plagarized myself again, haven’t I?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Just throw a “me quoting me” in there and no one cares

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, crap. I’ve plagarized myself again, haven’t I?

                    And that’s me quoting me!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… You’ve got it!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Okay, so Eovaldi was the stream today. I get it. You can give up some hits now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Was it good? I lost my $35 wifi halfway through

  49. Trump Y'all says:
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    Hilary Clinton looks good in orange jump suits, just sayin!

    Grey, better streamer for me in the playoffs, Niese or Raisel Iglesias?
    Niese’s next start is @COL , then @PHL
    Raisel’s @Home, then @MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Raisel

  50. Tom says:
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    I need to pick up someone for SB’s for tonight only. I was thinking Raja Davis vs John (I’m afraid to throw a pickoff attempt) Lester is a match made in heaven but then I noticed his last 30 days OBP is .169. Raja has been a consistent starter against LHP so I’m pretty sure he’ll start. Pick one from this list with Hittertrons SB’s for tonight (which I don’t think takes into account how easy it is to steal on a pitcher):

    Davis .24
    Dyson .42 (but not getting consistent playing time)
    J. Ramirez (CLE) .24
    Revere .19 (but may not play vs LHP)
    Burns .19 (vs Morgan LHP)
    Bourne .14 (but against T. Ross who give up a LOT of SB’s)
    Jace Peterson .14 (also against Ross)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  51. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Drop Rendon for Shaw? Rendon has been taking up a bench or DL spot the whole season and I’m ready to admit that it was a mistake to draft him, even as late as I did. Only you could talk me out of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  52. Jack says:
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    You said in above comments that you’d start Effin’burg tonight. What are the chances that he will give up 3 ER’s or less?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      35% chance

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: Uhhhhhhhg! What about 4 ER or less? Remember Gonzalez it likely sitting. Prayer decagon (more sides because of Coors) help?

        • Slim Nincompoop says:
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          @Jack: 55%

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          hope so!

      • Atlas says:
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        @Grey: lol

  53. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    I can’t wait to get me one of those Occulus Rifts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, me too!

  54. hanklongball says:
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    Grey, thanks for all the help.

    This is a fine mess Perkins has me in. Saves is a tight category in my league, three saves separate first and sixth in saves. Here are the options:

    1. Add Jepsen and drop Tazawa
    2. Add Jepsen, keep Tazawa and drop Perkins

    I can also trade Salazar for Tolleson. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do 1

  55. ashtray says:
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    I just read that the Mets are going to start alternating starts for Harvey and Syndergaard. Is it worth holding on to Syndergaard if he will only get one start every 10 days and he’s only useful at home? Drop in 12-team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly can stream

  56. lb. sand says:
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    Jepsen or Rondon for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  57. ashtray says:
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    Also, who will have the most saves without blowing up the ratios ROS:

    Bruce Rondon
    Jepsen
    Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  58. Nature boy says:
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    Please rank ROS: olivera, tucker, a garcia, parra, k davis. Woooooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra, Davis

  59. danny says:
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    10 team h2h OBP

    pence on DL, he was in my UTIL spot

    pick up who: Khris Davis, Pedro Alvarez, Deshields or Odubel

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, depends on needs

  60. Bob says:
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    SON isn’t a fan of Alex Wood @ OAK today. What say you, start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  61. Cram It says:
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    Well, Crush didn’t bust a knee cap last night, but 3 K’s validated my use of the voodoo doll.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Cram!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Cram It: If only that trade had materially helped me, then I’d really be rubbing it in…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Cram It: And a K with the bases loaded. *shakes fist at Cram*

  62. Johnny says:
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    Ask future Grey if the following the right rank of closers for the MID-LATE SEPTEMBER timeframe only:

    Giles
    Ramos
    Doolittle
    C. Rondon
    Machi
    Axford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up, looks fine

  63. Jammer McSlam says:
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    In a 14 team H2H keeper w/ limited moves league who would you rank the ROS? Also, I am surely going to get into the playoffs so is it worth it to pick up over Fiers or Latos now or just wait until playoff matchups?

    All players picked up could potentially be kept for an 18th pick, but I would likely not keep them due to other keepers on team.

    Carlos Rodon
    Derek Holland
    Rasiel
    Gausman
    Chase Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for the matchup

  64. Tim says:
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    Clinched 1st round bye in H2H playoffs. Fangraphs says average DL stint for oblique for a hitter is 29 days. This means Pence is back on 9/16 (halfway through my second round). And that’s the AVERAGE! And it doesn’t say if they come back at full strength. Is Pence dropable in this 10 team OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is droppable

  65. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Sano or Odor?

    Burns or Castillo (will Castillo help in SB categories if I need steals?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano…Rusney

  66. JT says:
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    Better stash for H2H playoffs, Springer or A. Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  67. HighHeat says:
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    I have been holding on to Joc in a redraft but it is beginning to look like he may not get it back together ROS. Would you drop him for a stream spot? Thanks!! Great work today btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Stream the spot

  68. Zeus says:
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    Grey, nice write up and good job on Razzball dominating tout. That Wilson cat at the bottom with 24 points, I’m not sure what site he does but I know I won’t be looking for it. Do you listen to Tim McLeods podcast and try to thwart his moves?

    On to a baseball question. Obp league, killing it in pitching the whole year. Need a huge power month from an OF to make a run. Is there a better chance at a 10hr month from anyone? Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I didn’t know McLeod did a podcast… Wilson drafted Lucroy in the 2nd round and writes for MLB, good stuff! Bautista, Davis, Trout maybe…Those sorta guys…

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: my corners aren’t bad for power and I have trout so Bautista it is. McLeod has podcast every Sunday night with Rich Wilson. They do old man jokes but other that it’s a good one. Fantasy Baseball from prospect 361 it’s called.

        Why am I not shocked MLB.com has the west analyst.

  69. seph meier says:
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    Is jepsen really the best option in minny?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t use the word best with him

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @seph meier: yeah, fien and everybody else has awful K rates.

  70. Five-On-One says:
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    I have Wong, A.Escobar, Odor and Desmond. Desmond has been riding the pine for a while, but has now become red-hot. Use him for a while? If so, Wong has been ice-cold for a few weeks. I know it’s blasphemy around here, but bench Wong for Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Wong while Desmond’s in Coors

  71. Funny Name says:
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    Don’t want to bother you with too much backround on my situation but would you trade Richards for Mccan if d’Arnaud is my current catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. agarthered says:
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    Machi or Jepsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

  73. Five-On-One says:
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    Joc or Bourn or Venable or Gordon or Blanco or Gose or the Lisper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dee Gordon

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, not Dee, but Alex (working his way back to relevancy). I know these are all sort of craptastic choices, but I need one more OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joc, depends on needs

  74. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Springer’s been hanging out on my DL in an OBP H2H redraft league. I don’t need him to be 100% until September 7 (i.e., after my 2-week first round bye in the playoffs).

    1. Who do you like best as a stash for September 7 – end of season – Springer or Alex Gordon?

    2. With that same 9/7 timing, would you take Polanco, Fowler, or Peralta above Springer/Gordon?

    Fowler in particular has been a sneaky OBP/counting stats beast lately (last 30 he’s had a 440/985 obp/ops with 4 hr, 4 sb, 30 runs + rbi).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Springer 2. Fowler

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Basement Artie says:
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    Yes, I definitely want to put peanut butter in Kang’s head and throw it to the dog! While we’re at it, we can paint his yoohoo gold! Which leads into the segue. If Chris Bassitt’s middle name was Dutch, we could hear Dr. Evil say, “How bout NO, ya Chrissy Dutch Bassitt!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  76. Slim Nincompoop says:
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    Wayne’s World yesterday, Austin Powers today, tomorrow a Zoolander reference? I think we own the same movies.

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Slim Nincompoop: That was to Basement Artie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Every male from 18-50 owns these movies

      • Slim Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Alright…I got some time on my hands this morning. It’s not a lot, but lets take a gander at movies I own and see if all fit within the 18-50 demographic: Dumb & Dumber, The Big Lebowski, Anchorman, Super Troopers, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV series), Scrubs (TV series), Caddyshack, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, Grandma’s Boy, Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Groundhog Day, What About Bob?, Band of Brothers (TV series) and Gangs of New York. Yup, I think so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hate to say you’re the exact demographic, but you’re the exact demographic…

          • Slim Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Yeah…I know. Mrs. Nincompoop tries to make me more sophisticated, and I might be in the music genre (probably not), but alas, I always resort to my cro-magnon ways when it comes to movies.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those are good flicks you mentioned, nothing wrong with any of them

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Slim Nincompoop: all except band of brothers, don’t know about that.

        • Great White North says:
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          Bottle Rocket does not belong on this, or any, list.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What? Bottle Rocket’s awesome

            • Slim Nincompoop says:
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              @Grey: Bottle Rocket IS a great flick.

              • Great White North says:
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                I love Wes Anderson flicks, but come on. Seriously. Two hours of listening to the Wilson brothers whine about spoiled white boy problems is enough to make me want to move to Alaska.

                • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                  @Great White North: Aren’t we all spoiled white boys in the grand scheme of things?

                  • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                    @Slim Nincompoop: It addresses our superficial needs, yo! It’s not Anderson’s best flick, but it’s raw and good.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, GWN

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                One of the best

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Slim Nincompoop: Do you do drugs Danny?

    • Basement Artie says:
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      @Slim Nincompoop:Sorry Slim. Did the Zoolander school for ants a few weeks a little bit ago. I’ll see if I can sneak in another !

        • Slim Nincompoop says:
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          @Slim Nincompoop: “Winky Dinky Dongs” would be a good team name, or, glossary term.

  77. G says:
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    With Jepsen in closer role now after Perkins injury should I pick him up at expense of dropping axford or Rodon? I have kimbrel and bixburger as well. Thanks as always your Greytness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Axford

  78. Fungazi says:
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    Who would you take as your final keeper, keep 6 in a 12 team league forever and draft begins at available players. Hanley, Schwarber, Pence, Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber prolly, between him and Hanley

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Cool thx. Main reason I’m trying to figure this out is because I might need to drop Pence or Dickerson by next week to make bench space. Drop Dickerson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, drop him

  79. Chris says:
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    in a 10 team keeper (h2h points) I’m starting to think about who i will keep next year. not that its incredibly important to figure out now (at all). I can keep 4 and i just lose their corresponding pick next year.

    I am definitely keeping Goldy (1st) and Harper (2nd) but then after that i have Abreu (13th) Sale (5th) and DeGrom (20th).

    Ive always been more hitting, so I’m leaning towards Abreu in the 13th. Would you keep Sale or DeGrom given the value of their pick? or would you not keep abreu? Since I already have a 1b its not as important. I have a mets bias so i have trouble thinking about this, i also absolutely love Sale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu, deGrom

  80. Tom says:
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    Better DL stash – Pence or Springer? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, whoever comes back first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He gets all the witch’s teats!

  81. Blergball says:
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    Need pitching with Jose going down and Samardzija being bad Samardzija. Was offered Salazar and Liriano for Machado. Yes/no/maybe so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it, but you do what you have to in a redraft

  82. Crock says:
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    Who gets cut to add Pence to the DL Stroman or Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  83. Eric says:
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    Any of these SPs more than a streamer: Kennedy, Gausman, Corbin, Hellboy, Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, Corbin’s best

  84. diamondvisionmike says:
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    16 team H2H

    Wieters or D’arnaud ROS – 1st and only C will not roster a backup

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  85. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I was looking into starting Bauer at Fenway yesterday as his away numbers are superb, but then I found that Boston is hitting .290 in Fenway! Yup and they have one of the lowest K rates at home as well. I would of been better off starting Rodriguez over Kershaw, fantasy mind f**k. Anyways, I was happy to see my Flat Billed Pitchapus getting a bunt single last night in extra innings for KC! I got Wood going today against Oak, sit Syndergaard @ Bal & Effin Stressbird @ Col?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Gotta love any flat-billed pitchypus appearance…. Likely not what you want to hear, but I’d start them all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA… Sometimes you need an informative wikihow or a strong ehow to inform you on how to be straight up gangsta

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              See, now this guy wasn’t even trying… Dude looks totally white!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: HAHAHA!!! Awesome! Hey, back up, he married his Black high school sweetheart! Dude has street cred, must of learned that on Wikihow, soooo disappointed there wasn’t a Wikihow or Ehow on how to get Street Cred!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wrote some ridiculous ehow once, I wish I could remember what it was… It was strictly to see if I could get it past the editors… Something like how to be a serial killer…

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I feel like I’m going to google search that and the black & whites will be knocking on the door right after!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think it was taken down… I also did one like How To Count To Ten, but messes up the instructions… Al Gore trying to build a better internet and I was trying to take it down…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just Googled it, sadly it’s gone now…

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Teddy Heater: Damn! I was looking forward to vintage Grey!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I kinda was too… Looks like I might have to write a wikihow, their standards are low!

  86. Wilson says:
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    Who will you start in a QS & W league?

    Quintana (vs LAA , no names so far inESPN) , SON says 1.1
    Hand (vs PHI Williams) , SON says $2.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks
        Double check, is it safe or risky to start Quintana tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Risky

  87. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Hey Grey, hope you’re enjoying the NYC!
    Can you rank these guys ROS? Thanks!
    – Holt
    – Odor
    – Lamb
    – Shaw
    – Chisenhall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still on the plane… Odor, Lamb, Shaw

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        Thanks buddy! I got $5 toward that insane $35 wifi bill. Happy landings

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  88. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Stephen gets the axe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way, he’s top three… I’m traveling so try not to spoil it, not sure when I’m gonna be able to watch… I’m guessing it’s Tommy Lust’s time to go

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Will do. Where you heading? Wife is flying to South Dakota tomorrow morning, meaning I have 2 weeks of bachelorhood before the semester begins. Forecast calls for baseball, burgers, beers, bongrips, Ballers, kitties and Skyrim. Booyah!

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Slim Nincompoop: Almost – doctoral candidate – I’ve got about 2 years left. Are you K-12 Peter?

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Slim Nincompoop: Nice. I’m hoping to step into a nice liberal arts program that lets me mentor a few graduate students, teach a handful of anarcho-syndaclyst environmental history courses and write books, and of course, manage some winning fantasy baseball teams, like my first place “Melk, Melk, LeMahieuade”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just going to see family back in NY, nothing too exciting…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Couldn’t this have waited until next May?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, right

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Selfish family! Ah well, will just have to stop by and see you guys in LA :-)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t make promises you can’t keep!

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, nothing’s booked or confirmed yet (as far as *me* coming to the States goes) so I should probably calm down.

                    Grichuk is droppable now, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, but if you come all the way to NY, you have to stop in LA… Yup, droppable

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Nice! Make sure to check out Guy Fieri’s timesquare restaurant. Best donkey sauce this side of the Alleghenies.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Seriously?

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Not. at. all.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s what I heard but I thought maybe I heard wrong

                  • Slim Nincompoop says:
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                    @Grey: I think Ryan Braun and Guy Fieri are BFF’s.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Definitely share a closet

                    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                      @Slim Nincompoop: The relief pitcher?

  89. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 H2H redraft.

    I’ve been offered Archer for my Dee Gordon.

    My only stud pitchers are Scherzer and maybe Corbin.

    For speed I’ve got J-Up, Trout and Bryant and that’s about it. Not a lot of roster flexibility, but SAGNOF and all, do the deal or hold?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do the deal

  90. ERad says:
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    Whenever the cougs asks how I prefer my lovemaking, my response is now – ‘depends on needs’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Speed or power?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Haha it’s all about the combo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A five tool lay? Now that would excite any Cougar!

  91. ScreechOwl says:
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    So, my gut has been telling me, “Gurgle gurgle gurgle.” My tricorder translates that as, “Trade Goldschmidt this year before his value drops!”

    The last time I listened to my gut, I ended eating an extra donut on donut day, and I regretted that when I got home and realized that I didn’t have room for my bowl of Lucky Charms, and without my Lucky Charms, I wouldn’t win at fantastical baseballing. So my gut doesn’t always help my team.

    Now, however, my gut is telling me to trade Goldschmidt and maybe Harper for Rizzo and Trout, with maybe Chris Davis for Stanton thrown in to balance things out. Do I need to tell my gut to stop giving me advice? Is there any realistic scenario in which this makes any sense?

    Enough about my stupid trades.

    WHY is shortstop- and third base-eligible Miguel Sano only 56% owned in Yahoo leagues? Are 44% of people really playing NL-only? Have all of the people who drafted Starlin Castro and/or Ryan Zimmerman already quit for the year?

    Fun fact: My team has the #1 player on Yahoo for all but one of the timeframe options for this season. (Most of my players weren’t around in 2014 or 2013.) Paul Goldschmidt is #1 for the year. Miguel Sano is #1 for the past 7 days. Chris Davis is #1 for the past 30 days. Curse you, Madison Bumgarner, for knocking Davis down to #2 for the last 14 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Goldy, Davis and Harper for Rizzo, Trout and Stanton

  92. Funny Name says:
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    Stream Wood for his start in Oak today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  93. Grey — Would you trade away Freeman to get Hosmer in a redraft league? I’ve got Freeman and need power, but am worried about Freeman getting re-injured.

    Also, advice on starting Kluber tonight? The SoN rates it a so-so $8.7, and the BoSox are hitting something like .370 over the last week. They’ve scored 15, 22, 8, 2, and 9 runs during the current home stand and even in his Cy Young year, Kluber had a hard time in Fenway. I’m leaning toward benching him, but I’ve also noticed the Sox haven’t faced great pitchers: Salazar’s the one guy to shut them down and Kluber’s a similar pitcher in a lot of ways.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hosmer… I’d start Kluber…

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Enrique: Gotta start Kluber every time. He’s capable of doing things other pitchers can’t on any given night, no matter the opponent. As for the SON rankings, I don’t bat lash at anything over $4. Roll’em out!

  94. Going deeeeeep with a Parker Lewis Can’t Lose reference (I think) and a zing on Darren Wilson. It’s like you write these just for me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  95. Great White North says:
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    Bird is the Word?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One word, for sure

  96. Slimbo says:
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    Good afternoon grey

    Can I drop grandal in a 8 teamer for bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  97. Vottoman Empire says:
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    Jepsen or Doolittle ROS? Standard 5×5 Roto redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

  98. Eric says:
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    Steals ROS: DeShields, Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deshields

  99. Long Bawls says:
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    “So you’re sure you don’t want to just kill Hitler? I mean, you’ve rented the time machine for a half hour, it won’t cost anything extra to-”
    “No, no, I’m good. Just do like I said and fire it up to yesterday afternoon, right before I dropped Khris Davis.”

    • Great White North says:
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      Who

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  100. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write-up as always.

    12 team Yahoo Keeper 5×5, holding onto Carlos Santana or putting in a claim for Wellington Castillo who just hit the wire?

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington seem done

  101. Sideshow says:
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    Hicks left game w bad hammy. I’d bet DL. Need a new DH in deep league. DJennings, Shaw or Bird who hit 2 HRs today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  102. Joey says:
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    Do I give up Carrasco to get Schwarber? Schwarber can be kept in the 16th next year.

    My staff is Kluber, Arrieta, McHugh, Corbin, Nelson, Joe Ross so its not as if I’m deep in pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Joey: I’d hold. Outside of Kluber, Carrasco is your best pitcher going forward. Depends on needs.

  103. lb. sand says:
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    How would you rank for pts leagues:

    Tropeano v CHW 19.7
    Cashner vs STL 8.5
    Nola @ MIA 6.4
    Hand vs PHI 6.2
    Haren vs ATL 3.5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh… Haren, Cash

  104. CDouglas says:
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    I just lost and Hicks and Carlos Gonzalez iis a question mark on my bench… grabbed Buxton, but Maybin is out there, Gose, Coghlan, Ender… who would you slot in there? do you expect Cargo to hit the DL also?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo could get DL’d, never know… Maybin is fine for now

  105. Jon says:
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    Who to own in Oakland?

    Doolittle, Scribner, Fernando Rodriguez, Mujica

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica, Doolittle

  106. Buxton called up. Yup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  107. DR Young says:
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    Hamilton to DL, need to replace.

    Deshields or C Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez

  108. Cram It says:
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    Haven’t been paying attention to Braun this year due to not owning him anywhere. But shit, top 10 in HR, Ribbies annnd SB? Prettay, prettay, prettay good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not bad

    • Slim Nincompoop says:
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      @Cram It: He’s still a douche though.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: He was my call snitches!!!!

      • Slim Nincompoop says:
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        @J-FOH: You won’t care, but I like the other picture better.

  109. Knucks says:
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    Travis shaw batty cawlll for tomorrow…

    Was reading a lot about his splits vs leftys and home park factor. Tomorrow at home against Danny Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: tonight’s call has worked so far…. As the king and his protege are at least both in the lineup for some sweet sagnof vs Lester

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping for 3 SBs from Gose

  110. SteveNZ says:
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    Looks like all Solarte needed was for me to drop him everywhere.

    Khris Davis obviously got that memo too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happened to me on Solarte too

  111. Chris says:
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    Is Utley worth the add now that he’s a Dodger with Kendrick out a while?

    I’ve got an abundance of OFs, David Peralta would be the odd man out, and I’d start Utley over Rendon.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  112. Nick says:
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    Buxton activated !!! from DL to NA to … OF !
    i was thinking i could drop Fowler or Eaton … at OF, but now with their production !!
    last monh: 22runs 30hits 3/4HR 4/6SB .300avg !!! both top50

    so i’m considering dropping SP Kyle Hendricks ! or Cesar Hernandez or Kwong?
    in a keeper league … as i have Altuve Desmond at 2B-SS and E5 ans Sano at Util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hendricks

  113. Eric says:
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    Buxton or DeShields ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

  114. Johnny says:
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    Thanks for your ongoing help on preping my team for my OBP H2H playoffs. If I’m only concerned about the playoffs would you rank the 4 catchers below as follows (schedule shown for)?

    Jaso 14 games (3vNYY,4vBAL,[email protected],[email protected]) – OBP machine at top of the order, sits vs LHP but has 14 games that might make up for it.

    Hundley 13 games ([email protected],3vSD,4vPIT,3vLAD) – a stud at home where he has 10 games & he might be playing a little more with McHenry out ROS

    Vogt 13 games ([email protected],[email protected],3vTEX,3vSF) – 2nd half slump but has been doing a little better lately but is sitting against all LHP

    Lucroy 13 games (3vSTL,3vCIN,[email protected],[email protected]) – not really done much this year & has 7 games vs the strong STL pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  115. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Sup Grey –
    ROS would you rather have Nola or Rubby De la Rosa?

  116. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Looking for a util fill in for Tex:

    Need runs, rbi, obp, Slg

    Shaw
    Herrera
    Werth
    Gose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw or Gose, depends on needs

  117. hankp101 says:
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    Rendon sitting again, I was really counting on the Colorado series to give him a chance to show signs of life. Getting close to dropping him for Prado in my 14 teamer. Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah sucks effin balls

  118. J-FOH says:
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    The Bour gets a creeper dong! DD not too shabby today either. I better start laying more creeper eggs or you’ll want me to write these again next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are our resident Ms Cleo

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Jack Full of Hey Mon!

  119. tone DEAF! says:
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    So are we all picking Khris Davis back up? This guy drives me crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I own him in a few leagues and I’d grab him

  120. Mostsuckass says:
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    Who do you like better in keeper leagues, Daniel Murphy or Drew Hutchison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  121. Greg says:
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    Sigh. Grey. I don’t understand it….I get Miggy back, lose Franco for the year, Hicks for who knows how long, Yellich for the week at least….UGH!

    1) Could you rank based on most impact ROS? No specific need, but balanced is best:
    TShaw, Jackie Bradley, ROdor, CCoughlin, DBrown, MTaylor, AJackson, BMiller

    Or hold until I get Yellich back: CGomes, 1b, Miggy, 2b, Chernandez, SS: Desmond 3b: Sano, OF Piscotty, Eaton, (DL: Yellich, Hicks, Springer, Gordon).

    2) Any idea on how long Hicks is out?

    3) Do you like SP Vizquel on Cincy? innings limit likely?

    Peace.
    Greg (still in playoff contention amazingly enough…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Shaw… Forget Yelich… No idea with Hicks…Raisel is a streamer

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: You know…..Alther just got called up….and homered today. You like him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, not over those other options

  122. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Cavaricis!?? Seriously!?? HAHAHA! Dude, I rocked those things to my senior prom – to hell with tuexedo pants if you can sport Cavs with the white tag zipper fly! Worse, I had these faux leather pair of baggy Cavariccis – cotton but looked like leather – with these bizarre flaps that crossed over the crotch and ran from waist to mid thigh – BIG EFFIN’ FLAPS – and had a button near the knee for some reason. What the hell was that store that you could buy those at? Empire or something? Thank god for college where I could radically shift to ripped jeans, give a crap t-shirts and hippy hair. I must have drinks with you. If you listened to X-Clan and thought The Grand Verbalizer Brother J was the shit then – hell, we’re related!! :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! We were the same person!

  123. mr.west says:
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    Who is a better replacement for Hicks in a H2H using the 5 standard roto stats? K. Davis, R Castillo, Buxton, Inciarte or Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • mr.west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    man, bad week for injuries, grichuk/franco/pence. then i come back to some teams today (having seen all news as recent as last night, late) to find billy H, and hicks gone too, jesus.

    1. 12 team roto with OPS, XBH, net steals over steals, K’s and hits added.
    c-sant
    hosmer
    altuve
    bogaerts
    alcides
    IF lind/zobrist
    OF trout/mcclutchen/harper
    Util ortiz/valencia/k.davis
    team is 1st or 2nd in all offense except net steals (6th)
    add which two of these (replacing franco/pence): holt/odubel/shaw/blanco/dyson/coghlan/taylor/bird/chisenhall/fragau/aramis/suzuki/dietrich/saladino/paulsen

  125. joe says:
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    quite tired of Puig. convince me not to drop for Davis. or encourage it.

    • joe says:
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      should say it’s a standard roto league and i need help offensively

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Encouraged

  126. Knucks says:
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    Lester isn’t going very deep in this one. Sagnof sadness in this one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sad trombone

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Knucks: he’s making up for my opp to get his ERA to mid 7’s making mine barely better for week with my awful hammel/liriano/perkins/wood/thor. i even benched nola, and he did better than liriano/hammel yesterday in my most important league.

  127. hanklongball says:
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    Thanks for the help earlier, I took your advice on Jepsen over Tazawa. Too bad my team can’t stay on the field!

    With Billy Hamilton off to the DL, should I drop him for Buxton? Right now Hamilton is a fill-in with Harper, Brantley, Marte in the OF spots and Votto as UTIL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah grab Buxton

  128. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    injury problems making one redraft (keep 2, at round costs for next year, in future years price goes up to previous year’s ADP in yahoo, so franco for 2016 would be 28th rounder, but if i kept him for 2017 he’d be whatever his yahoo ADP is at end of 2016 preseason, and so on) hard to determine if i should drop anybody. I’m adding in (i comish this) keepers in this manner slowly, since i’ve never done it before. for 2017 we’ll likely keep 4. this team was in 15th at one point in early june, now hovers around 5th-6th, many draft failures here. league has OPS, OBP, slug, XBH, stolen base%, and hits added. 16 team roto.
    ramos
    ortiz (3rd)
    eddie rosario (28th)
    sandoval (5th)
    tulo (1st)
    CI hosmer (10th)
    MI alcides (13th)
    LF rasmus (28th)
    CF buxton (26th)
    RF puig (2nd)
    util ozuna (7th), j.lowrie (23rd), cron (22nd)
    BN a.gordon (6th), lawrie (17th), harrison (9th)
    DL hicks (28th), franco (28th), grichuck (28th)
    NA seager (28th)
    SP j-zimm (4th), quintana (12th), liriano (12th), j.ross (28th), bassitt (28th)
    RP neshek, a.sanchez (TOR), j.smith, romo,tolleson, a.miller

    1. with both harrison/gordon coming back soon i’m guessing don’t drop any of these DL guys?
    best waiver options are marwin, dyson, suzuki, gose, bj upton, sizemore, smoak, k.marte, scooter. other than maybe grabbing k.marte over eddie rosario.
    2. it’s early, but which are best keeper values? (i’m assuming they’ll all be hitters). puig/tulo don’t seem worth keeping as top 2 rounders for sure. hosmer only earlyish guy i’d probably even consider i would think.

    • Grey

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      1. These are not good waiver guys 2. Meh, it’s early… Buxton, Grichuk, Franco, that sorta thing

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: i know, it’s deeper than most 16 teamers since i added 3 utils. it’s why i want to hold 2.5 or three DL players in active slots (puig and lawrie count as half each)

  129. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    F U solarte party, gets 1 single in coors but hits 2 homers in 2 days in SD? WTF! dropped him for bird in one deep league today.

    • Grey

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      I know, it’s freakin ridiculous

  130. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… I’m trying to stream and i have 2 spots but i stuck with both at the beginning of the week cause what the SON said.. they’re Erasmo and Smyly.. They don’t pitch for a couple days, well Erasmo’S start i wanted past already but I need to make a move for tomorrow, unless you think it’s a bad idea cause it’s a must win week. Would u pickup Tropeano, which the SON loves, and drop one of these guys?? I’ll also have a streaming spot for the rest of the week. The SON like Smyly vs Bassit, Even though Bassit’s been hot and doesn’t like Erasmo vs Graveman @ OAK. Sorry about the longest question ever but i had to add details.. LOL

    • Grey

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      Drop Erasmo for Trop if you need the start

  131. joe says:
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    late night discussion question . you’re starting a new franchise tomorrow. who do you build around.. correa, harper, trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  132. VinWins

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    Bumgarner pinch-hitting for the 2nd game in a row. Hit a 2-out single and came around to score yesterday; struck out to end tonight’s game.

    • Grey

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      He’s chasing Bogaerts hard!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @VinWins: big head’s gonna have a fun time explaining when/if his ace pitcher breaks his hand in a pitch hit at bat.

  133. DB says:
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    Have Hicks and Yelich both on Dl now with no where to put them since I have doolittle and matz on dl. Drop both of them and pick up two more hitters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop the hitters

  134. Nightht says:
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    Drop Ray for smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  135. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Rendon or Schoop ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  136. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    biggest money league crunch for playoffs. i’m about tied with 2 other guys for last spot, playing one of them right now. OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added, and losses for pitchers.
    beef welington/d’arnaud (i know 2 catchers, but both of these for different reasons got tons of days off, i’d probably miss 3 days a week of having any player in C slot without both, plus both due ok with the 2 utils)
    E5
    Dozier
    Sano
    Bogaerts
    OF bautista/marte/burns
    util rusney/v-mart
    BN soler/harrison (had added to stash day when franco gets DL’d)
    DL franco
    SP liriano/hammel/nola/price/hendricks/j.ross/fiers/wood/smyly/thor
    RP (4 slots) perkins/viz/osuna/familia/rondon
    DL matz
    NA berrios
    with ugly free agent options for pitchers (peavy is best, others:locke/guy on the couch/sabathia/colon/rusin) i’m kinda thinking matz is better stash than franco. harrison seems back soon and i would think is worth more than either.
    1. drop which of harrison/matz/franco? franco supposedly has 2-3 weeks to determine how hurt he really is, but it’s a fractured wrist, other than marlon byrd that one time this year very few guys have come back within 6.5 weeks (about what franco has left on season) and been useful with these kind of things. (byrd was a supposedly broken hand, but it’s similar)
    2. rondon or axford till perkins is back and ok?
    3. when i drop somebody which is better add: beltran/valencia/buxton/bradley (having him and rusney would likely guarantee at least one plays every day)/shaw/cron/canha?
    4. drop v-mart for any of shaw/cron/canha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Franco 2. Rondon 3. Buxton 4. Cron

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: matz appears to have an early september time frame also.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: just realized bautista also counts as 1B, so really, i don’t need another 1B out of that group if i drop v-mart. so is cron 2nd best add out of that list, or is somebody else higher? and the 6.5 weeks was how much time was left on season (oct 4th or 5th end of it) when he got hurt, about 5.5 now.

        • Grey

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          I like Cron there

  137. web says:
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    Another save for Tazawa, Vizcaino or Tazawa?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @web: vizcaino is def closer, and hasn’t sucked at all over last few weeks, the other two guys (same guy) listed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tazawa

  138. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    NL only. 2 DL’s. with c.anderson going down, and SAMPSON being best free agent, i kinda don’t want to drop burnett (possibly back in a few weeks). burnett/franco/myers in DL spots. Drop franco or myers, as i want to add bj upton or maybe altherr as 2nd bench bat. Myers could be back soon, but who the hell knows, few updates with him. this team is in first and is locked into playoffs already. no ratios, counting stats only league, so ANY starting hitter has even more value than normal (which is a lot in NL only anyway). i have c.anderson of course, till tonight. really hope finnegan or somebody gets called up.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also recently lost hamels due to being in yahoo and he was traded. but since it’s yahoo you might be tricked into thinking he’s still on your roster (but of course since he doesn’t accrue stats nope)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither Franco or Myers are coming back is my guess

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: better drop myers then since franco at least was great when he played.

  139. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    CLE actually trying really hard to get jose ram into lineup even with kipnis back he played LF today. now that he’s producing youse guys might still end up looking smart, what with how high you ranked him and player rater had him compared to espn/yahoo (not rated in some, or like in the 700’s or so)

  140. Jack says:
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    Eaton or D. Peralta ROS?

    Thanks

  141. John coakley says:
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    Thought Yelich was back early next week which would be ok for me given my OF now and assured playoff spot. But now reading maybe out longer, maybe much longer. Hold or drop for Rusney, Bradley, Buxton, Rios, Avisail, Ozuna, Taylor, Canha, Harrison, or Venable??

  142. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    best SS/3B option in total bases, OBP if i my weaknesses in order go bases/RBI/Homer/steals/runs. lindor/valencia/suarez/chisenhall

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