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*fumbles with an envelope, Hillary Swank stands next to me, watching on, embarrassed for me*  And the Teoscar goes to…Teoscar Hernandez!  Hillary Swank leans into the microphone, “Well, he was the only one nominated.”  Ugh, totally unnecessary Swank!  I should’ve pointed out how she was checking out Hugh Jackman’s wife the entire time on stage.  I picked up Teoscar before yesterday’s game for the runs because he was leading off, I never expected such a windfall of gorge.  He went 2-for-5, 4 RBIs with his 6th and 7th homer in only his 73rd at-bat.  That’s 20 hits total for him, with seven going gonzo.  This is better than Million Dollar Baby!  Yeah, I hope Hillary Swank’s Google alerts are going bizzonkers today.  Not ready to announce my love for Teoscar for next year, I am more of an IFP Spirit Awards guy, but you have to grab Teoscar for these final days.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5 and his 32nd and 33rd homer, hitting .270.  For a moment, let’s bow our heads for the fantasy owner that traded Donaldson for Jake Lamb and Yoenis Cespedes at the All-Star Break in a trade the whole league wanted to veto.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  This start came in Boston too.  Damn, gonna have to take a long look at Happ this offseason.  Maybe he’s more than simply a guy who is embarrassed his initials stand for Just Apricot.

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.90.  Hopefully this is an omen for the playoffs.  Sorry, but y’all Red Sox fans are kinda insufferable.  I mean, you have to know that, right?

Mookie Betts – Out of the lineup yesterday, but a CT scan showed he really loved Diem.  RIP.  Oh, it also showed Betts has no structural damage to his wrist.  Not sure how CT knew that.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-2 as he hit 2nd.  I expected him to come back and look locked in.  Also, I keep thinking he’s going to be Mike Trout, but that’s alter-Nat-ive facts.

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  Definitely limping to the finish line like Nancy Kerrigan in a charity 3K with Tonya Harding.  I doubt that will affect many people’s thoughts on him next year.  I hope not, because I can’t wait to not draft him.  Double double negative!

Blake Snell – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.27.  It gets worse.  If you streamed Snell for his two-start week, the Stream-o-Nator does like his last start a lot, but all confidence in him just went out the window with my trucker hat.  Hey, that’s where it is!

Alex Cobb – Done for the year.  As a free agent, I hope he lands somewhere good this offseason.  Like Seattle, Los Angeles or Los Angeles Is Nowhere Near Anaheim of Los Angeles.

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  Whoa, didn’t see that coming.  Thought he was broiled from too many innings.  I wonder if he’s got one more start in him.  My guess is no, but I would’ve guessed wrong last night.

A.J. Ramos – Dealing with biceps tendinitis.  The Mets are like Medusa for pitchers.  They just have to look at them and they’re done.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer.  Way Back Machine Alert!  In May, if you would’ve traded Eric Thames for Domingo, you would’ve won that trade by a country mile, which is a mile measured by Jim Thome putting heel to toe.

Zack Cozart – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .302.  Oh, and he missed a month of games.  Cozart’s the bomb dot gov.  Eat it, Salieri!

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer, hitting .235.  This season feels like a poor man’s Brady Anderson season.  In twenty years, we’ll look back and wonder how Schebler’s sideburns look, then remember that was Brady Anderson.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three days.  Hot schmotato alert!

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he hits another home run by Friday.  Trust the process.

Lucas Giolito – Done for the year.  He will be a sleeper in 2018 who won’t really be a sleeper, except to the people who are totally asleep.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, and his 32nd and 33rd homer, hitting .307.  El Grande Dolor!  Come at me with your trademark attorney, Frank Thomas.

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .238.  Hitting him leadoff or cleanup for 320 at-bats finally makes sense to me!  It was Maddon seeing if anyone was paying attention.  Stay woke, right, Maddon?  I gotcha!

Jake Arrieta – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.53 vs. Carlos Martinez – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.64.  I understand C-Mart’s excuse, but you might want to unpack your suitcase, Arrieta, you’re headed to the playoffs to throw another 50 IP.  Arrieta’s elbow tendon after this playoffs is going to call Dr. James Andrews itself.  “Baby, who are you calling?”  “I’m not, it’s my elbow.”  That’s Jake talking with his wife.

Yadier Molina – Didn’t play yesterday.  His brother Bengie poured some gravy out for his brother who wasn’t there, and poured it into his other brother Jose’s mouth.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .310.  Pham didn’t play his first game until May 5th. On our Player Rater, he’s top 30 overall.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  You know the drill, stop jerking it, and Gyorko it.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 23rd homer, and 2nd homer in four games, and hitting near-.375 in that time.  Jesus, Carpenter.  Nailed it!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer, hitting .306.  I can’t believe I was able to buy these dodo feathers from that auction for only my life savings.  What a bargain!  I’m just going to put them by this window–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Ya know, if Story hits 12 homers this week and goes 145-for-150 in an extra inning game, he could salvage this year.

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.94, as he won his 18th game.  Someone’s getting Murray Chass’ Cy Young vote!

Mike Minor – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save, as Kelvin Herrera worked a scoreless 7th inning.  Yo, Minor’s major.

Madison Bumgarner – Won’t start again.  Bochy said Bumgarner had been through enough this year and there was no reason to force him to start again.  Look at the big brain on Bochy.  That’s what I’ve been saying for a month, and I don’t need a size 12 hat.

Matt Moore – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.52.  If the Giants can get Colon and Pelfrey this offseason, they might just have a contender again.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 44th homer (28 on the D-Backs!).  Dong Just?  *shakes head*  Jong Dust?  *shakes head*  Just Dong?  *nods head, smiling*

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  I wanna throw kisses at this guy so bad in 2018 drafts.  Praying he is underrated by big box sites as I think he might be.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato risin’, gonna keep on risin’.

James Paxton – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  Is it me (it’s not me) or did his season not feel as good as his ERA looks?

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  You better not sleep on Semien, mostly because it feels like sleeping on dried paste.

Daniel Mengden – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  If you streamed him in a weekly league for the two starts, you’re not out of the woods yet as Houston said at the Houston 500.

Jose Altuve – Out of the lineup yesterday with a sore forearm.  Though, with his size, it’s more like a three-arm.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (33), hitting .225.  No exaggeration, Maybin played well for about two months this year and totally disappeared for four months.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  Fun fact!  Keuchel’s sister married Melancon’s brother, and hyphenated her name so absolutely no one knows how to say it.

Cole Hamels – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.10.  The Regression Fairies will pick up beating on your ERA next year, or their name is not Jeffrey and William.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.72.  Somewhere, Prospector Ralph is putting a prayer hands emoji next to an eggplant emoji.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .295.  Please don’t let 2018 Bellinger be 2017 Seager.  Please.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer.  All he does is homer!  It’s too bad the Padres are too dumb to play him every day.  Renfroe may think about stop sleeping with coaches wives.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, all of which came in the last week.  Nope, no idea where it’s coming from either, but I want it on my team right now.

Kevin Gausman – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.81.  Ugh, Gausman, you had a chance to get your ERA near-4 and not be a total disgrace on the season, but you Mr. Bungled that, didn’t ya?  I looked at the worst ERAs on the season just now to see where Gausman ranked, and Tanaka has a 4.94 ERA?!  By the by, I won two leagues with Lackey and Samardzija and they’re both in the top 15 for worst qualified ERAs.  Awesome…*picks up hammer, slams hammer down on toe*

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.07.  Try to say an “O” without opening your mouth.  You can’t and Williams still silenced the O’s!  The Stream-o-Nator is loving pitchers going against the Orioles the whole final week.  Thank God, Boog Powell is no longer around to witness this.  *intern whispers in my ear*  I know he’s alive, I mean he’s too busy eating BBQ to be bothered to watch.

Andrew McCutchen – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 8 RBIs, hitting .278.  The Dread Pirate put a nail in the coffin of me calling him a schmohawk in the preseason, like Johnny Depp put a nail in his career after the 5th Pirates movie.  Did people keep seeing these?  I stopped after the first one, so the other day I thought to myself, “Whatever happened to Geoffrey Rush?”  Looked up his IMDB page to see what he’d been doing, and it turns out he’s done a shizzton of Pirates movies even though he died like four Pirates movies ago.  As for McCutchen, yeah, he had a solid season.

Eddie Rosario – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .292.  Ugh.  Shh, please.  Trying to sneak you through for next year.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer, hitting .264.  I took some heat when I ranked Dozier in the top 100 for the 2nd half high after his poor 1st half, simply on the basis of his 2nd half last year.  This 2nd half?  Not quite as good, but prettttttay, prettttttay close (20 HRs, .286).

Bartolo Colon – Left yesterday’s start with an illness.  I can imagine in the clubhouse if Bartolo vomits, it’s like the blueberry pie scene in Stand By Me.

   
  1. M says:
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    James Paxton-you’re right the 3.12 ERA doesn’t seem to add up…def frustrating with all the time missed but it when Pax was on it did seem like he’d take a no-no into the 4th or 5th a few times then lose it/run out of gas around the 6th/7th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Totally agreed

  2. Foul balls says:
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    the fantasy baseball season started 174 days ago just as the tv series survivor was starting now is ending as survivor starts a new season, my flame is extenquished but what a great season in my first RCL league and roto. thank you for providing such a service and your knowledge, i’ve learned immensely.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Foul balls: Survivor! So excited it’s back tonight, I might be the only one

      • Laura Holt

        Laura Holt says:
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        @Grey: I’ve had the season premiere date marked on my calendar since May! How did we not know we have something so important in common?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, I had no idea, I thought I was the last remaining vestige of a super-Survivor fan, making a reward challenge for myself by hiding the remote, and drinking coconut water from the source…. So, I gather we can pickup players after Monday in our league and keep them, just none that were dropped?

          • Laura Holt

            Laura Holt says:
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            @Grey: Affirmative re. pickups. And maybe next year we can just vote an owner out every few weeks instead of using boring baseball statistics to keep track of who’s winning.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True Survivor form, we’d vote out the players who are winning so we’re left with the blandest final four from the middle of the league

  3. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Real world references getting REAL!

  4. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How’s Eddie looking compared to say Schoop? Schoop has the counting stats advantage due to lineup spot early on, but HR and AVG is comparable and Rosario has the speed edge…. thought it was an easy Schoop but now idk. (I have Schoop for $15 in 2018 or Rosario for $5 as my final keeper)

  5. steve stevenson says:
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    10×10 H2H, 1 move left. The weak link in my lineup is JBJ at CF. Use my move on Teoscar to replace him, or save it in case I need a pitcher this weekend?

  6. Bryce as Nice says:
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    What’s your outlook for Teoscar for 2018? Is this a result of September pitching (though Sale is far from a slouch). How would you rank him against guys like M. Taylor, Kepler, Kiermaier, Bautista and Werth? All hitters mentioned here are available and could be a stash for seasons end and a keeper.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Bryce as Nice:

      Some words to live by:

      Never believe what you see in Spring or September.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryce as Nice: Has some power and speed, I’d put him above the old guys on your list

  7. Brett says:
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    Wtf. The Regression Fairies are dudes?!?

  8. knucks says:
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    Trust. The. Process.

    Go Sixers! Sam Hinkie died for our sins.

  9. PrinceRudynasim says:
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    Whats going Gray,

    Who are your AL/NL Cy young and MVP winners?

    • Hawk says:
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      @PrinceRudynasim:

      I know you asked Gray but here’s my thoughts anyway with winner (runners up)

      AL Cy: Kluber (Sale, Severino)
      NL Cy: Scherzer (Kershaw)
      AL MVP: Judge (Altuve, Ramirez)
      NL MVP: Goldschmidt (Blackmon, Arenado)

  10. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    SON loves Chad Kuhl today vs BAL. Do we start him today at home?

  11. TheeHen4 says:
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    Dynasty League: Should I trade Dylan Cease, Logan Morrison, and Koda Glover for Eduardo Rodriguez, Anthony Banda, and Chris Owings?

  12. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Had to leave early, so am just contributing now. Went to that place that’s 20 miles away but takes 1 hour to reach. True story: we had to use an alternative route to get there. We literally had to go through someone’s front yard, into their back yard (Don’t steal my underpants, says the owner of the house, as you go through my backyard) and then join the alternate route!!!

    b. Best of Rambo quote for September 27 from Rambo (2008) from September 5

    Michael Burnett: ‘-Not without her!’

    [Lewis grabs Michael Burnett, bears his knife and hurls Michael Burnett on the ground.]

    Lewis: ‘God didn’t save your life, we did. And if you risk your life one more time, l will fucking take your life right here. Now fucking get up. Get up. Move!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. That person should put up a toll booth. B. HAHA

  13. mets3145 says:
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    @Grey:

    So would you drop Snell in terms of streaming confidence to the bottom compared to Newcomb @ Mets (today), and Straily v. Braves (tomorrow)

    I caught a big time break with Sale getting hit hard, but Gausman didn’t do me any favors. My oppo is rolling Shark and Estrada today, while I keep on waffling on Newcomb because of the “roofie” risk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mets3145: I’d go Straily, Newcomb, sure

  14. vee says:
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    dammit should have picked up teo..!! hindsight always wins

    streamers for tmw Guru?
    ERod home vs HOU
    Suters home vs CIN
    Miguel Gonzales home vs OAK

    Thanks a bunch. im getting whooped cus his team is way too good but gotta die trying

    thx a bunch

    • mets3145 says:
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      @vee: Straily not available? I think he’s the best streamer tomorrow

      • vee says:
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        @mets3145: nope, no straily available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: I’d start all three, this order: Ed-Rod, Suter

      • vee says:
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        @Grey: will do, thanks! @Grey: will do, thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. Hugman says:
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    Haven’t been by in a while as my team shit the bed, but just counted it up this morning and 36 players currently have 30+ more homers this season. And that number will probably increase this week.
    So, I guess in this juiced ball era, some key factors for next year’s rankings will be who barrels up balls and fly ball ratios?

    Thanks for another fun season. If I’m gonna lose, at least I had fun making over 200 razzball-influenced moves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hugman: That sucks, Hugman, sorry to hear it… My team’s are kicking ass, so you made the wrong moves. Kidding! Barrels and FB%, huh? Maybe, but not across the board… Fast guy hitting fly balls isn’t always good

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        @Grey: Wasn’t blaming the moves (although there are guys I shoulda rode longer, like Pham and DeJong), I was undone by My third pick (Story) being a bust, Freeman’s injury (my second pick), and then Harper (my 1st pick) going down. Segura’s injury and Cuetos awfulness hurt, too. Fascinating, huh?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I know, was just kidding… Sometimes you back into Jose Abreu, and sometimes you back into Freeman…

  16. ctrengove says:
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    Grey,

    Final push. Which 3 of the following five would you start?

    Danny Duffy vs Detroit
    Charlie Morton at Boston
    Kyle Gibson vs Detroit
    Chris Stratton vs San Diego
    Blake Snell vs Baltimore

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        @Grey:

        Awesome. Thanks!

        Agree with Duffy and Snell. Was/am debating between Stratton and Gibson for the third streamer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they’re close, Gibson’s been hit around a bit recently

        • ctrengove says:
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          @ctrengove:

          p.s.: I’ve learned to really appreciate non-MLB playoff bound SPs in final two weeks of September.

  17. Spyre says:
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    Figured Cutch hitting his first career grand slam (!!) woulda got a line

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: Was it his first? Wow, I had no idea, that’s crazy

      • Spyre says:
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        @Grey: Yeah it blew my mind when I was watching, I’ve had Cutch in many leagues over the years, watched him play countless times, but I had no idea either. The Pirates announcer even called for a HR the pitch before it happened!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is so crazy…

  18. Peacecoast says:
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    hey how did the robot teams end up doing in those RCL leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: There was an RCL update post yesterday, Truss should know, I’m not sure

  19. Johnny says:
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    Are you still in the line of thought that you will not draft Donaldson next year and left some other poor sap pay for him? I was with you on that the entire year, but now Donaldson on a rate basis is literally having the best year of his entire career. Over the last 4 years prior he averaged 700 at bats annually. If he had 700 at bats this year his stats prorated would be .270 w 48 hrs, and 111 rbis. He would have less runs than usual, but that is more the fault of his teammates. You don’t have to squint hard to see him getting a bit more luck in the babip department also, as his current babip is .286 as a career .300 babiper without any real noticeable change to his batted ball profile.

    Sure, he struggled worse due to injury than he ever had in his career. But since he has been healthy it is almost as if he has taken his game to another level. He is going to be 32, and was just injured. Outside of that, it almost seems like he can be had at a discount next year with SS eligibilty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnny: Yeah, this is insane 2nd half. I’m backing off avoiding him entirely, I need to look at his stats closer now… I worry his age is creeping up tho

  20. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Geoffrey Rush has been, consistently, the best part of any of the Pirates movies he’s been in.

    Depp has fun in the role, and it shows, but Rush is just so damn good as Barbossa.

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @Grey:

        They aren’t that good. Depp and Rush can only elevate them to “entertaining, but forgettable.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is Kiera Knightly still in all of them?

          • El Famous Burrito says:
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            @Grey: No?

            I honestly forgot. lol.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yeah, no idea

  21. Theo says:
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    Has JD played himself into the top 10 discussion for 2018 or are his injury concerns going to bring too much risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Theo: Easily in top 10 discussion

  22. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream Straily vs Atl. SON+5.5?
    Big final push for me to take 1st place

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  23. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop DeJong for Villanueva? And hold Mengden for his last start or stream? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not DeJong, stream if there’s options

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Suter, Newcomb, or Woodruff are available.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d stream

  24. ctrengove says:
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    One more question… I have Garrett Richards set to go today at White Sox. We’re liking him today, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him, may only go 5 IP

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        True, and I do get points for QS. Hoping they let him go, being it’s his last start. Sox tend to K a lot against RHs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  25. The Baconator says:
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    Erasmo tonight…yes or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  26. Tyler Magnus says:
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    please rank the 3 streamers I have available below

    Dillon Peters (vs ATL/Teheran) – SON-$4.2 (1st time vs ATL)
    Wade Miley (@TB/Odorizzi) – SON – $2.8. (TB avg. vs .216)
    John Gant (vs MILW/Chase Anerson) – SON – $5.8 (1st start vs MILW)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eek…Peters, Mily — None really

      • Tyler Magnus says:
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        ya tell me about it, but madbum and cotton are done for the season so I need replacements. stratton vs SD and tailon @WAS are still out there as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Stratton

  27. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Jon Gray at home vs. MIA today? H2H with QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  28. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Can confirm, Red Sox fans the worst… Hits self with spiked belt 12 times Nelson Van Alden style.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You albino from Da Vinci Code?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Never saw or read it. Was he in it?

        BTW nice work grabbing Tanaka…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m just grabbing whoever, you better make your move

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Or else I’m going to finish 6 points back and not 3?

            I would need to make up 3 homers, 6 steals, and 2 saves over the next 5 days, plus win WHIP points.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, what happened to the endorphin fire I was so proud of? Like 3 HRs, 6 SBs and 2 saves is that much, I nearly got that yesterday

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: I’m trying a new tactic. The goal is to get your guard down, and then Trojan Horse you dressed like Ted.

                “Hey, it’s Ted back from his walk. Wow you’re extra big today Ted! Oh my gawd RAAAAALLLPPPPHHH!!!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha… wow I’ve never seen Ted hump Cougs before…

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: The Trojan Cuck?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My eyes are going, but that better be a U

  29. Screwballs says:
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    Thanks for a wonderful season! With the help of Razzball and Josh Donaldson’s flu, I managed to avoid the regular season champions [he won by 29 games in 10 team H2H keeper league], and win my first keeper title.

    It’s painful to get up in the morning and read only 200 comments and replies. I am ready for the 2018 draft.

    I am now trying to win the championship in a standard 12 team Yahoo redraft league, and would appreciate some streaming pitcher advice. Losing Baumgarner’s start really hurts. Remaining possibilities would be:

    9/28
    • Bud Norris @CHW 4.9/.42 [how long will he pitch?]
    • Sean Manaea OAK 3.1/.41
    9/29
    • John Gant MIL 5.8/.38 [MIL still battling]
    • Dan Straily ATL 5.6/.37
    • Tyler Skaggs SEA 3.0/.39
    • Martin Perez OAK -4.8/.41
    9/30
    • Chris Stratton SD 9.2/.41
    • Ricky Nolasco SEA -1.6/.35
    • CC Sabathia TOR -3.1/.33
    10/1
    • Nick Pivetta NYM 9.7/.41

    My top four would be Manaea, Stratton, Pivetta and Straily. How would you rank them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, congrats! I’d stream Manaea, Straily, Skaggs, Stratton and Pivetta

      • Screwballs says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks again! Let me know when I can buy you a drink somewhere on the Westside during the off-season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds great!

      • Lubey says:
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        @Grey: Just got Manaea, Stratton, Skaggs, Pivetta and Gohara as my last adds. 110% faith in Grey/the almighty pitching fetish machine known as SON

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rooting for you!

  30. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Saves only. Claudio (4 home games vs Oakland) or Brach (3 games @ TB)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Claudio

  31. vee says:
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    Hey G,

    I have 2 more adds left this week and losing most categories… LOL

    drop any for Teoscar?
    mark reynolds, desmond, souza jr, tim anderson, miguel gonzales

    will most likely save my last add for a streamer.
    Thanks again bruv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Souza if you need runs, otherwise over Gonzalez

      • vee says:
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        @Grey: meant to type marwin gonzales there instead of miguel, sry. thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d keep Marwin

  32. Brian says:
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    you starting salazar v min today? 6×6 h2h eague with QS and k/bb. Early in the week so all cats are still in play. even if he only goes 4 IP or so might end up needing the Ks since clevinger got moved to bullpen and i don’t know whether brault will get a start again. My other SPs after today are quintana, duffy, sonny, teheran, gibson, peacock

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not… but if you’re fine with a 4 IP, 5 K start, go for it

  33. Not your average Joe says:
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    I have four adds I can use this week. I originally intended to use them on SPs since this week is so volatile in terms of who starts and for how long. But some of my hitters are going cold at the worst time (Castellanos, Bour, Hoskins). Any of these you would use the adds on right now, rather than wait for later in the week until the category panorama clears up?

    FA hitters: Villanueva, Teoscar, Souza, Margot (steals)
    FA streamer SPs: Strailey, Bridwell, Suter (starts tomorrow), M.Gonzalez (starts tomorrow)

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Merrifield, Pham, Castellanos; Util – Bour; Hoskins
    SP – Severino, Corbin, Weaver, Wood, Cueto, Mengden
    RP – Greene, Doolittle, Vizcaino, Holland, Nicasio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you need all of those RPs? Are saves that close? I’d prolly go Teoscar over Hoskins, but hard to know how bad you need SP starts (if you have two UTIL spots)

      • Not your average Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        That was a mistake. Hoskins is my one bench player. He’s droppable. I will also drop SPs like Severino once they make their last start (Severino’s is tonight).

        Ok, I’ll grab Oscar, keep an eye on Villanuevas, and leave the rest for pitchers. But yes, saves are that close at the moment because my opponent has 4-5 RPs as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, okay make that one move for now

  34. Chris M. says:
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    Thanks for all your help this year! It’s been an enormous help and is much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  35. mets3145 says:
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    Great job by the D-Backs to prevent Shark from getting the W – I need Newcomb to shut down the Mets tonight, and hopefully he can with the Mets not exactly throwing out a lineup of heavy hitters… If I can get Newcomb to match what Shark did v. D-Backs, I will be in rock solid position with my pitching

    Also – It looks like Gausman will be getting the start on Sunday v. Rays against Snell… do I hang on to Gausman for that game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck with Newcomb, hope it works out! I’d hold Gausman just in case you need it

      • mets3145 says:
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        @Grey: 3 moves left… Looking like Straily, Pivetta, and Cueto

        In the back of my mind I keep thinking that Cueto might have an abbreviated outing on Sunday, but with the Giants not playing for anything, they should be letting him roll as long as possible right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see why Cueto can’t go 6+ IP

          • mets3145 says:
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            @Grey: I feel like Newcomb is about to roofie me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could’ve been worse

  36. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yeah teo SCAR might be a good last round keeper in that AL only. already have devers in last round, correa in 1st, only keep 3. other good options are k.davis and segura at this year’s ADP prices. or clevinger as last rounder.

    – meanwhile, SERIOUSLY, stanton, in COL, got 2 TOTAL BASES IN 3 DAYS! WTF!

    – rotoworld’s getting lazy, they just reported cruz hit a HR today for DET tigers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers sounds better to me — I hear ya on Giancarlo, ridiculous

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: oh i can have both, one would move up to 2nd to last round.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha… then yeah both

  37. Leon says:
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    keeper question: 18 man league. 7×7. avg/obp/slg ..up to 7 keepers. If you keep less you have more draft picks.
    Judge, correa conforto,.. buxton, betance, britton, Eaton, A. reyes., greg bird.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Bird or Reyes… maybe not Britton depends on his health in spring

      • Leon says:
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        @Grey: but buxton, betance and eaton you would keep for sure or maybe?

        • Grey

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          Maybe, on Betances and Eaton, definitely on Buxton

  38. mets3145 says:
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    @Grey: Would you roll Peacock tomorrow @ BOS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless it’s a C lineup

  39. Stephen Lyon says:
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    What the effing eff? Would it have killed anyone to let Salazar get ONE MORE OUT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve let you kill me!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: And then straight after that, Newcomb walks the other pitcher!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • mets3145 says:
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            @Grey: I actually had Clevinger in my lineup due to my moves limit – hopefully this works out and Clevinger gets the W

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Totally

  40. mets3145 says:
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    This was my first time using SON, so is a roughly $10 value = a shade less than a QS? Just want to know if SON nailed the expectations of Kuhl and Newcomb tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It says predicted lines for all pitchers… Also says the chances for a QS

      • mets3145 says:
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        @Grey: Oh ok – I missed that part. I was using the Pitching Planner and just looked for “Stream”

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