Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with his 31st homer and, like, his 12th homer in the past week.  Doode’s straight combustible heat.  Like a fatty steak on the grilling heat.  Uh-oh, I feel my rap altar ego, B-Fire, coming on.  Cannot stop the blaze.  Like a Scottish sheep, I can’t stand here, I gotta graze.  Between Monday and Tuesday is a hidden day called Muesday, between Monday and Sunday is all Grey’s days.  I watch a Merchant-Ivory period flick with my piece, because I’m strapped and going through a phase.  Shh, it’s my Victorian secret.  Whomp, there’s another Yoenis hit.  Cepedes is so on-lock it’s like he’s got a hundred legs all stuck in tar pits.  For my Def Poetry Jam audition tape, this I will submits.  I liked About Schmidt, but why Kathy Bates gotta get out of the tub naked with her flabby– Nah, I need to quit.  So, on the year, Yoenis has a line of 93/31/92/.298/7 and is nearly top five for all players on our Player Rater, not just top five outfielders, and, for 2016, it’s going to be real hard to knock him down much past the 2nd round.  Unless, of course, the Padres get their grubby mitts on him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jon Niese – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  If he were a racehorse, they’d say he lost yesterday by a nose.  Only when you’re speaking about his nose, it’s actually a very far distance.

Kelly Johnson – 1-for-2 and his 13th homer.  I must confess, I actually own Johnson in one deep league and I’ve been relatively happy with him.  Then again, in that league, I’m in eighth place out of ten teams and I have very little to be happy about.  It’s what happens when you draft in February and one of your top players at the time was Wilin Rosario.  Yay, early drafts.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  It’s too bad he’s not playing every day, because he gives me a Billy Butler-sized chub.

Stephen Strasburg – Will start on Wednesday.  That news should be delivered by Dr. Huzienga, the doctor on The Biggest Loser that tells contestants that they have a 40% chance of a heart attack by Wednesday.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, which comes after an August where he had a 6.43 ERA.  I could sit here and say he’s been unlucky and this was a tough opponent, but I’m not sitting and you don’t care about luck with your ace, you care about results.  Damn, with authoritative sentences like that I could run for prez.

Wilson Ramos –  1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, a grand salami.  Or as they call it in Italy, “super-sata.”

Jayson Werth – 2-for-5, 1 RBI.  Has a nine-game hitting streak with three homers, and hitting near-.350 in the last week.  For what it’s Werth, he’s Werth a lot right now.

Stephen Vogt – Didn’t play yesterday after a foul ball hit him in the groin on Sunday.  An ultrasound showed no groin ruptures.  *slowly crosses legs*  Ouch, sounds like a bad case of jockular sphincteritis.

Mark Canha – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and third homer in the past week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Watch Lawrie finally break out next year at the age of 26.  I don’t really mean that.  Or do I?!  No, I don’t.

Billy Burns – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 26th steal.  Okay, everyone on the A’s is currently hot.  Maybe cause on the top of them is Burns.  Pun points!

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER and 1st save.  Not bad for a 15th round draft pick!  Actually, awful!  So, I officially dropped Pomeranz, that dog, in every league, because Doolittle not only got the save yesterday, but was used after Pomeranz on Sunday too.

Mike Fiers – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Some days he shows no Fiers and some days he lights Fiers to your ratios.  It’s da bomb or it’s in need of balm.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .281.  Oh, and that’s 17 homers in only 275 at-bats.  Oh, Part II: Oh, There’s More, he’s only 20 years old.  *Homer sees donut-type drool*

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (18), after hitting a pinch-hit home run on Sunday, so, obviously, we got ourselves a hot schmotato here.  I’d love to see what Jake 1961 could do with everyday playing time over the course of a season.  I think he could be as good as Souza, though I’m not sure if that’s a compliment.

Kolten Wong – Sat out yesterday with tightness in his calf, which stinks but is less awkward than just general tightness for Wong.

Lance Lynn – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Seems like Lynn always has these random blow ups, but NOW IS NOT THE TIME!  Caps not for emphasis or aesthetics but because I was slamming my fist onto the keyboard.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Guess how many steals he has.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *scratches chin, taps finger, prints out picture of Cara Delevingne, tapes picture to Cougs’ face while she’s napping, she wakes, I drag my pillow and a guest blanket to the couch for later*  He has 17 steals!  Yes, a 17/17 guy is a top 75 guy overall.  Member when I kept telling you to pick him up in April?  You should’ve listened.

Kyle Schwarber – Took light swings in the batting cage yesterday, which was later described in a one-panel cartoon as a Schwingber.

Addison Russell – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  In the beginning of the year, Maddon said he was trying to alleviate pressure from Russell by batting him ninth.  In all seriousness, I can’t wait to hear his excuse next year when he bets him ninth.

Dan Haren – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  Not bad for a guy that wanted to retire back in February.  “Hey, that’s my schtick!”  I know, A.J. Burnett.

Ryan Raburn – 2-for-2 and two solo homers (6, 7).  If you streamed him, well played.  Now Raburn after using.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.47 as he outdueled Chris Sale (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks).    Bauer got the best of that Labor Day Sale, now what the hell is he going to do with all of these 25% off mattresses?  For Bauer’s next start, he’s home vs. the Tigers and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate it, but SON’s got Bauer goggles, because I wouldn’t go near it.

Adam LaRoche – Was a late scratch yesterday due to a sore knee.  Show of hands who thought this schmohawk retired.  Okay, hands down, I don’t need to see your yellow armpits.

J.J. Hardy – Will be activated from the DL on Tuesday.  He better, not much time left for him to get injured again.  I Hardy knew you!

Wei-Yin Chen – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  Well, we had three good months and now it’s kaput.  Sorta like your marriage.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  You know this past preseason was the last time you’re gonna be able to draft Machado later than the 2nd round for the next eight years, right?

Adam Jones – 0-for-4, but left with shoulder soreness.  He was seen grimacing in the dugout.  Funny, cause I’ve been grimacing all year from owning him.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Can I draft him for 2016 yet?  I don’t want anyone else Schoop’ing him.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  Out of three starts since his DL stint, he’s had one decent game.  I’m not telling you what to do…Actually, I am, that’s why you’re reading.  I like Pineda in the big picture, but the small picture says there’s about three weeks left and I’d look elsewhere.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-5 and his 29th homer.  Only 726 clean homers to tie Hank Aaron.

Greg Bird – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Now when you flip someone the bird in New York, you’re showing your support for the Yankees instead of just driving.

Mike Leake – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  That’s not a Leake, that’s a full on flood.

Joe Panik – 1-for-1, 1 run as he returned from the DL, but didn’t start.  If you were waiting for Panik, now’s the time to.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Did you hear that Pollock thought the Diamondbacks were trying to trade him?  He saw on his manager’s desk Polish remover.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Definitely going on the short list of players I’m going to be looking at owning next year.  That’s not the same list with Altuve, by the way.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  When he homers, I feel like shielding The Sciosciapath’s eyes so he doesn’t remember about Cron and hence bench him.  Nothing to see here, Sciosciapath, just some guy hitting.  Go back to raging at a pitch in the dirt not being blocked properly.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 1.68.  Geez, what a bum!

Scott Van Slyke – 4-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs as he batted eighth and, batting ninth, Joc Pederson (3-for-4).  If only no one told Mattingly which way to hold the lineup card, they might’ve been batting at the top.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer.  JB and I talk about JB Jr. on our podcast yesterday, and no, JB doesn’t have a kid already.  Specifically about how Bradley’s hitting close to .400 in the last month.  Somebody needs to start defrosting Ted Williams’s head.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He’s cooled off a lot since he first came up, like one hit every four games cold.  Don’t have time for those kind of slumps right now, i.e., Pshaw.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Right now, Betts is sitting around the top 50 in overall fantasy value.  Due to his speed and power combo, he’s going to be hard to not rank very high next year.  *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*  Next year’s huge breakout.

Rick Porcello – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Blue Jays.  You have larger trouser oranges than I if you started him in that game.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start a tiny bit and I would start him there, which likely means he’s going to get bombed out like a tented house.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 37th homer.  F5!

Justin Smoak – 1-for-2 and his 14th homer.  Still not too late to get to 30 homers, JayWrong!  Speaking of Mr. Wrong, today is the last day to draft for our fantasy football leagues.  There’s a few spots open.  Get it!

Hector Olivera – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Is it too late to get on the hype train for next year?  No, of course, it’s not.  We have 5 months, 24 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes until I can draft a team again without Sandoval.  But who’s counting!

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  I was beginning to think he didn’t see I said to drop him last week.  *nervous laughter, faceplam*

Shawn Tolleson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  I don’t mentioned closers usually when they’re in no jeopardy of losing their job, but I just wanted to say Tolleson has 30 saves.  Aroldis only has 29 saves!

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer.  I was wondering why people were asking me about picking him up yesterday.  I see, said the blind man as he walked into the door.  Yeah, and Hicks doesn’t have a multi-hit game since August 12th, so you can grab him, but I wouldn’t say he’s hot yet.  Definitely worth cyclops’ing.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs as he batted ninth.  You can try and stall the schmotato, but you can’t stall the Eduardo. (Though, in all seriousness, what the eff in the effhole is he doing batting ninth?)

Yordano Ventura – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He should be starring in the Head & Shoulders commercials with C.J. Wilson, because dude is flaky as all get out.  He was coming off two insanely good starts vs. tough opponents, then he looks Cousin Dumbass against the Twins.

Billy Hamilton – Expected back today from Double-A Pensacola, which should just go ahead and sell its naming rights to Pepsi Cola.

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Anthony Mundane keeps rolling, but I have nothing but reservations about him.

Victor Martinez – Sat out yesterday with an illness.  WebMD says he’s suffering from suckitude.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  After the game, the King of SAGNOF was fed grapes by Gose that were recently stepped on by Miggy.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Yesterday was obviously a holiday.  Oh, and it was Labor Day.

J.P. Arencibia – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the past week.  He was in last Friday’s Buy column because he’s hot and, with Arencibia, hot can also be considered spicy.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.15 since he’s returned from the DL about a month ago.  Fun fact!  If Smyly texts Domino’s his name, he gets a large cheese pizza.

Kyle Kendrick –  5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks as he pitchslapped Ian Kennedy (5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks).  The chances of Ian Kennedy hitting a homer off of Kendrick or vice versa this year had to be close to 100%.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  In celebrity gossip news, Kemp is dating Charlene Tilton, the Rihanna of San Diego.

Zach Davies – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Davies is totally underrated.  I loved him as Daniel Faraday.  Oh, that’s Jeremy Davies.  Zach Davies has one great start and one terrible start since he was traded from the O’s for Parra.  Davies throws around 89 MPH, which means he needs to have pinpoint control and, even then, he won’t strikeout a ton of guys.

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  That’s in only 307 ABs.  For those bad at math, that prorates to 84 homers in a season.  (Shh, don’t tell the people that are bad at math it doesn’t.)

Jose Fernandez – Hopes to return for Saturday’s game.  Please, someone stop him before it’s too late.  The Marlins don’t need him, he doesn’t need the start and the one Marlin fan can deal.

Justin Nicolino – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  I almost streamed him yesterday.  Thank God for small miracles, which sounds like every show on TLC.

  1. ItsaJesse says:
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    J-Fer for ToddGodfather? Of course I make that trade, yet I still have to ask. *insecure with trades*

  2. slimbo says:
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    Nice to see Olivera hit a Homer

    Drop Fiers for Pineda Quintana Holland or Shoemaker?

    Also a few offers were sent to me…pull the trigger on any of them? Keeper league

    My Chris Davis for Braun

    My Schwarber/Rendon/Frazier or Davis for Braun/Springer

    Thanks :)

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @slimbo: drop Fiers for Dutch. If he wins or at least goes deep tonight at Sea v. The King he is a must-start for next week’s 2-start.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slimbo: Holland… Davis for Braun is fair… Braun/Springer

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    A) JBJ is destroying me in H2H playoffs. Can’t we just go back to him walking 4 times a game and you clowning him for being overhyped? Those were good times.

    B) Continuing our conversation from yesterday, curious why you chose Domingo over 84hr-pace “warm it up” Khris Davis. Similar power, similar K% and contact%, both with good minor league numbers and Davis more proven in majors.. Do you just prefer the unknown?

    C) Only time Stressbird has been good this year was after taking several weeks off and having rehab starts. The times he came back after just skipping a start or throwing a test bullpen he got bombed. Would you agree too risky to start in H2H playoffs this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: A) Indeed! B) Was this long term or right now, I forget C) Yeah, too risky

  4. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    iHola Gris!

    Pick one for “in general, down the stretch playoff run, but most likely benched for ratios and/or used sparingly and if needed”… Nola or Corbin?

    iGracias!

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. Gr8 lede but others could have been:

    1. Like Duran Duran, the TB Rays are hungry like the Wolf.
    2. Scherzer, you my, my brown-eyed girl.
    3. Something about a piñata.

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Recent NBA hall of famer Dennis Rodman is having his jersey retired at a Head Quarters Gentlemen’s Club in NYC this week. So, if you want to honor the legacy of Dennis Rodman or you just like looking at a bunch of naked skanks, head on over to the Head Quarters Gentlemen’s Club.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!! I thought you’d like that one. What are your thoughts on Tomlin as a ROS sleeper?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worth a flyer, wouldn’t say he’s a sleeper as much as a streamer

  6. Mr. Rickey says:
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    ROS: Khris or Schwarber?

  7. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Started Scherzer, Pineda, Leake, Fiers,and Smyly yesterday, oy vey!

  8. hondo says:
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    I woke up and read the Khris blurb and thought “cool,I’m glad I grabbed him yesterday,”
    About 2 cups of coffee later I thought”Hmm,isn’t 84 homers a lot?”

    I also grabbed Ozuna,but I’ll need a spot for Carrasco next week.Who would you keep,or.as I think(now that I’m properly caffeinated) just watch them duke it out in the [email protected] series this week and after exhaustive research,flip a coin?

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: If it matters,I’ve got a bye in that H2H league next week,so it would just be for the last 2 weeks.
      Khris gets @Cubs,@STL,@SD,vs Cubs with 2 days off.
      Ozuna gets vs PHIL,vs ATL,@TB,@PHIL with 2 off days.

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo: I meant keep ROS,it’s a redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: I’d want Carrasco, apples and oranges

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: I know it was hard to tell what I meant,but I was asking about Ozuna or Khris.Who goes to activate Carrasco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, lose Ozuna

  9. Oranje says:
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    Playoffs!….You want to talk about next year during the playoffs!? Yes…I do…inner monologue.
    The following are my contracted players who I will keep unless their salary drops significantly:
    Stanton
    Desmond
    Odor
    L. Martin
    Heyward
    A. Russell
    Lester
    The following are my options for the four wildcards that I have…each players value raises by $5 for the next season. The list below represents my current thoughts in order and their values for next season:
    Harper–$15
    Machado–$27
    Arrieta–$10
    Rendon–$10
    Tulo–$29
    Cain–$9
    Freeman–$22
    Yelich–$5

    Which four would you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Harper–$15
      Machado–$27
      Arrieta–$10
      Cain

  10. Ty says:
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    Lmao @dexter fowler blurb that was good. Wheres the beuf, Arencibia or Swihart ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Thanks! Swihart

  11. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    who’d you rather have at 3B moving forward – Headley, Longoria, Yunel Escobar, Jed Lowrie? (6×6 H2H, OBP) rank top 2, please.

    Also, I’m not starting Heaney at home vs Dodgers today – do you agree? (6×6 H2H, QS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Longo…I’d start Heaney or not own him

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: I made a hasty decision the other day and dropped Longo to pick up a streamer :/ . In hindsight, probably shouldn’t have done it – but I needed a win/QS , and Longo left that day after a HBP – not to mention I’ve been sick of his yawnstipation all season long.

        That being said, Headley or Yunel Escobar at third for the playoffs?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Headley

  12. Jon says:
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    Drop any of these to start Carrasco today? H2H playoffs.

    Salazar, Gausman, Tai Walker, R Iglesias, Alex Wood, Carlos Martinez

    Or hold Carrasco in a DL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Raisel

  13. Matty says:
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    Drop Severino or Raisel to make roster room for Carrasco? Or do I sit this start out and make sure he’s fixed?
    H2H redraft twelve teams.
    Thanks.

  14. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I love Dr. H. He’s just so fervent that being fat is like watching the video tape in The Ring.

    Marcus, you’re 35 years-old, you have high blood pressure, two bum knees and, dammit, now you’ve got diabetes! You’re not going to make it to Flag Day without some serious changes!

    *changes channel to Intervention where a homeless crackhead celebrates his 64th birthday.*

  15. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Castillo fowler longo In OPS

      • Kendrick Llama says:
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        @Grey: sorry forgot the or… Which do you like most?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo

  16. JoeG414 says:
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    A long time Met fan wants to know : :: Lee Mazzilli or Joel Youngblood ?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Has to be Maz , right ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG414: It’s not close, I think you know that

  17. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Don’t be mad, I had a live auction fantasy football draft last night. And I liked it.

    Don’t worry though, I’m refocused now and still in first place. Don’t you suck tonight Carrasco!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: We might need a prayer hexagon for Carrasco… Hope you had a good holiday!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Carrasco prayer hexagon activated!!!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you!

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Actually it’s only a triangle but if we extend both of our arms and legs we could make it into a nonagon or an enneagon (just found it in wikipedia, did you make that entry, Grey! Gr8 name if you did.)

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I wrote that

              • The Tribe says:
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                @Grey: How about a prayer circle-jerk? Oh wait…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Whatever it takes

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thx, BB. Great holiday, hope you had a great one as well.

        Took the family to Hershey Park for the weekend, had tons of fun. My three year old had a blast, and what else matters??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome! Do they still have the water fountain that is chocolate milk?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: They do. But my daughter has a dairy allergy. Sad trombone. It’s cool, she takes it really well….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ouch, that stinks, but better time now than ever in history to have allergies to anything… So many substitutes that are decent now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t have a dairy allergy, and I use almond milk just cause

              • Phil of the future says:
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                @Grey: better for you anyway. She likes soy milk which is okay too. Not quite as good almond milk though

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Almond milk with a latte is nice cause adds its own sweetness without needing sugar, I sound so LA

  18. Clint says:
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    Regarding Adam Jones grimacing: what ever DID happen to McDonald’s Grimmace? Him & the Hamburglar seem to have been eliminated by PC Agent 47 or something.

    3 add/drop questions:
    1) When Stroman returns, which SP should I drop in my 12 team roto keeper league to activate him: Holland, McCullers, or Corbin

    2) Should I drop any of the following for Doolittle? Wilhelmsen, Vizcaino, Bruce Rondon

    3) H2H keeper league: which 2 out of Kendrys, Carpenter, and/or Ryan Zimmerman

    FYI: about to clear my 2nd roto league title in 3 years (close 2nd last year) and could win it all in my h2h league thanks to Razzball. Thanks again. You guys rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I think someone realized Grimace isn’t a good thought when about to eat something… 1) McCullers 2) Viz 3) Not Zimm Nice!

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: Grimace!!! Ha, that was a nice one!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  19. Jon says:
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    Drop one of Duda, Odor, Kipnis, Austin Jackson, or Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Jackson

  20. Pete says:
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    Should I grab Jackie Bradley Jr. for points league playoffs next week and the week after? Next week he gets 3 games in Baltimore and 3 in Toronto. Championship week he gets 7 games at home vs the Rays and Baltimore.

    I would be dropping Choo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pete: Go for it

  21. Old School Brother says:
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    head to head roto fantasy. I have Tolleson and Ramos closing, he has Familia and Rondon. You think its worth picking up Doolittle or Axford over using that roster spot to stream more starters for K’s/Wins/Quality Starts? I get 10 roster moves for the 2 weeks of head to head. Leaning towards using the spot for streaming, but was curious what you thought.

    Question 2: Streamonator like CC’s next start, doesn’t seem smart though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Old School Brother: Hold the move with the relievers… 2. I don’t know the matchup

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: At home against Baltimore

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t touch him

  22. Scott says:
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    When I dropped Cespedes earlier in the year, I should have dropped Adam Jones instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Likely neither

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Yep, newb mistake.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get em next time, slugger!

  23. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    do you like mitch moreland going forward? him cola or PLooof

  24. Dave says:
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    Good Morning Grey,
    Starting playoffs next week
    Standard 5×5. Ten teams h2h
    Keep Adam Jones or replace?
    Available: Kyle Seager, Ozuna, Alex Gordon, D Peralta, Eaton
    Your advice is appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: Seager, depends on needs

  25. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Would you dump Ramos and/or Ziegler for Wilhelmsen and/or Doolittle?

    2) Would you dump Byrd and/or Belt for Pillar, Werth, Ender, Lawrie, E. Escobar, Gyorko, Jake 1961, K.Davis?

    *Playoffs start next week. I’m trying to hang on to 1st place.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1) Ramos for Wilhelmsen 2) Meh, I’d hold for right now

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so you’d hang on to Ziegler for right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  26. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Now that Myers is off the DL I need to drop him or Carlos Gomez. Who would you give the axe to?

  27. Jack says:
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    Khris Davis or Jay Bruce?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Jack: Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Agree with poop

  28. DR Young says:
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    need to drop 1, trumbo or morales

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  29. luvdarooks says:
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    i need hr and average BAD !!! will grishuk hit this week or should i just leave uribe in in his place?? our week starts today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Uribe

  30. Scott says:
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    With Schwarbs hurt, is Swihart a better play ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go that far

  31. zombie says:
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    Why have you not summond an Arenado prayer circle? Why Albright? WHY?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I missed that he could be hurt until today… Please, God, please

  32. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Is Glen Perkins droppable at this point with just under 2 weeks to go in my league. He’s not on the DL, but the back issue appears to be really affecting him as I’ve heard scary things like “he can barely walk”. I sort of feel like he might pitch again this season, but he’ll be out this week, then rehab next week (maybe) and make a few appearances a few weeks from now (maybe), and after all of that, he hasn’t been pitching well for a while.

    I hate to drop potential saves, but I sort of feel like he’s dead weight for the playoffs. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can lose him

  33. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Sorry, that was just under 3 weeks to go.

  34. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 (including obp) keep 7 league.

    I’m not making the playoffs so looking to upgrade keepers for next year.

    Currently going to keep Goldschmidt, Rendon, Arenado, Trout, Stanton, Buxton, Scherzer.

    Should I try and trade Scherzer for Seager and then draft pitching heavy next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Scherzer

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Atlas says:
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    Thoughts on starting Carrasco tonight ? My playoffs are this week so its win or go home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him, pray with me

  36. dem ribbies says:
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    Got the 1st round bye in a 10 teamer. However, my team has been kind of plateau-ing. You wouldn’t think it given the names below but other than C.Davis nobody has been close to hot lately.
    C-Posey
    1-Goldy
    2-Altuve
    3-Frazier/C.Davis/Kang
    SS-Kang/Baez
    OF-Cutch, Brantley, Blackmon, Cain (C.Davis)
    DH-Abreu

    Trying to win now and SS/3B has been giving me grief. Didi is on the wire, as is Eduardo Escobar. It’s a 10 keeper and I’ve got at least 10 keepers, so considering dropping Baez and/or Frazier to get a hot bat in the lineup. Would hate to hold onto keepers for next year and have them turn into playoff anchors. what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo over Kang, hold Baez for keeper

  37. ERad says:
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    Hope you had a good weekend G! I’m still reading every day, don’t you worry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  38. nick the dick says:
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    So I guess as of the other day one of my rcl teams leads all rcl’s in rbi and is second in homeruns, down by a couple. I’m gunning for the all-time record, pretty cool. I gots to get mine!

    https://youtu.be/lKqIK-1zD7o

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, haven’t heard this guy in a while… This reminds me, Cougs is trying to get DJ Quick on the podcast…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Cougs gets you into Compton screening with Cube, almost gets Sen Dog, and now working on Quick? Who is this wonderful mystery woman and where is she really from?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          An angel from heaven, but not Tawney Kitaen, thankfully

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I haven’t even met her yet and I like her better than you….and if you consider Sky’s behavior when he came down to visit, I am going to be gold in her eyes…okay maybe sterling silver, but still, better than sky

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re the guy that is super sweet around parents and family and then is trouble when away from them… I can tell because I am that guy too

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: sometimes, but I’m also that guy who doesn’t get caught holding the bag, Im an excellent getaway driver

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I could see you passing the bag off to someone else right as the flashlight shines down

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Im not that shady..okay not all the time. The best way to not let that happen is to do those missions solo, less mistakes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      But then you take the fall all by yourself… On a serious note, a friend I went to high school is doing a 30-year bid for murder… Just found out…Crazy shizz

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      all the risk all the reward.

                      We had one guy that got killed in prison, and that happened like 5 years after high school. He was always a dumbass thought he was badder than what he was. I guess he found out the hard way

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I used to be good friends with this guy, we’d roll out to Brooklyn together…He went one way, I went another…Insane…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I had some post high school friends that went away for a long time. Some just needed to be walked away from. It’s funny, when I saw people get stabbed and shot at it was around these guys. Some made it through and are doing well and we still talk from time to time, but not a part of my regular life anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks like a guy that would steal your kidney on the black market… Wouldn’t mess with him

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he shouldn’t mess with me…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, your parts are a mess

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: not all my parts

  39. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’ve been benching Freeman since he came off the DL – no reason not to. If it wasn’t a keeper league, I would’ve already dropped him. But looks like he’s starting to hit (and walk) lately.

    Who’d you play this week? Freeman or Brandon Belt? (6×6 H2H, OBP)

    Opponents:
    Freeman: 1 game @ Phi, 4 games vs NYM
    Belt: 1 game @ Ari, 3 games vs SD

    Thanks

  40. Scott says:
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    Hey JFOH, would you start Guyer over Werth today? Werth is facing Harvey.

  41. James McCann says:
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    must win week for h2h
    drop wong (ice cold) for odubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Scott says:
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      @James McCann: Shrinkage Jerry!

  42. They call me the wonderer says:
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    Start a suddenly defrosting Billy Butler next week or slit my wrists to stop myself from doing it? 7 games in great hitter parks (CHW, HOU) with no real scary SPs plus 4 lefties on the docket. He used to be such a lefty crusher when he was right.

    What say ye?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much of an option

  43. King Andrus says:
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    Great column as always,

    Which 3 do you like best over the next 2 weeks or ROS if that’s a little too specific?

    Piscotty, Yelich, Beltran, David Peralta, Dickerson, Werth, Pedroia, Choo, Khris Davis, Schwarber, D’Arnaud

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Schwarber, Werth, Davis

  44. ashtray says:
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    Looks like Corbin’s remaining starts are:

    vLAD, @SF, @LAD, vCOL

    You ok with rostering him for that in a 12 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  45. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    grizzle albrizzle – should I drop Maybin for Carl Crawford? need steals and it looks like Maybin’s pretty banged up.

    other OFs are rusney, Inciarte, Adam Jones, & Marte (but it is a keep-10 forever…)

    also, drop Wieters for Swihart in same league?

    Thanks mang!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Crawford…Swihart

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: done. crawfords’ been leading off right? I’ve had a mancrush on wieters for years but it’s time to move on – Swiggity Swooty, to Swihart booty

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but what Mattingly does could change from day to day

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: this is true. I can always flip to Domingo, piscotty, marisnick if he falls off

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly

              • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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                @Grey: last thing man – I appreciate the time as always – Kennedy @ SF on Sat or Corbin v. LAD on Sun?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Corbin

  46. Hugman says:
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    1) I swear Pineda has naked pictures of The Streamonator somewhere. Why else would Streamy keep misleading me and convincing me to stream him week after week?!

    2) I would like to respectfully propose a post sometime this month that rounds up who the best slam and leggers were this year. One thing I could definitely improve on next year is a more balanced draft. I tend to go too power heavy with not enough speed. Which leads me to…

    3) I finally pulled off a deal for Billy Hamilton (right before he hit the DL. Dropped him. Then grabbed him again). I’m thinking of mostly starting him when he’s NOT in the lineup, hoping for enough steals to overtake the guy just ahead of me (by 3) without damaging my OPS. What happens with a guy’s OPS if he only pinch runs in a game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing happens, it’s 0 for 0 with a steal

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I’d figure, but Harper’s O for O with 4 runs scored (and whatever his OPS was) got me wondering. Should’ve specified that it was Yahoo, but props doesn’t matter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harper walked, didn’t pinch run four times

    • Hugman says:
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      @Hugman: AHHH, Streamy loves Pineda’s next start, too! Sure, if you love em all you’re bound to be right eventually.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, McStreamy finds Pineda McDreamy

  47. Charles says:
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    Espn standard points league (I.e. Total bases, runs, RBIs GOOD, Strikeouts BAD). With Panik back, who should I drop?

    Panik
    Olivera
    Plouffe
    Andrus
    Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plouffe

  48. JoeG414 says:
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    Thinking I could use a Catcher today ( W.Beef might be sitting )
    Arencibia @ Det. Boyd
    J.Stearns
    M.Montero @ StL. Wacha
    J.McCann home TB. Ramirez
    Jerry Grote
    J.T. Realmuto home Mil. Jungman
    Choo Choo Coleman
    Jr. Ortiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP if he plays

  49. Slimbo says:
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    Who do I drop to activate Carrasco in my points league? Belt Baez or Khris Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  50. Twice on Muesday says:
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    Keeper League

    Drop Wilhemsen (or Peralta, Benoit, Segura) for Domingo! Santana?

    traded Yoenis for Dickerson before the season started – not such a good trade now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  51. Scott says:
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    Duda’s back, but Greg Bird is hot! Who do I keep?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  52. PD says:
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    Would you drop Perkins at this point? I’m in a Saves+Holds league and in a heated battle for them. Axford (gulp) and guys like Shaw, Geltz, Logan and others are available.

    I’m thinking I have to drop him as it looks like the earliest he’d be back is next week. Am I over-anxious or is it time? If it’s time, which of the listed guys would you grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him…shaw

  53. Double H says:
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    Is it crazy to dump Ellsbury in a deep roto for someone like Hicks, Crawford, Olivera? Guy has stunk since he came back from injury and I’m in the heat of the race – no keeper implications.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy… Olivera

  54. Scott says:
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    It really sucks that they’re not starting Dyson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  55. Tim says:
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    What are the chances that Corbin’s next start will be on Monday 9/14 instead of Sunday 9/13? I was hoping the DBacks bring Hellickson back and push everyone back a day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I honestly don’t know

  56. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Funny shizz as always Grey! So, what are you thinking with Liriano for ROS, hes been a POS for the last few starts… Sit him @ Cin tonight ($8.2 says SON), next start is vs. MIL ($26.0/SON).

  57. Carnac says:
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    Ok, just finished the ‘cast. Since you asked, my thoughts on the Harvey hullabaloo:

    Harvey’s getting tired but he can’t say so. The world of sports is obvs very chest thumpy. An athlete is criticized for missing a couple games to attend the birth of his child. This is not a culture where athletes are encouraged to be honest about their bodies. (Greinke is, but I wouldn’t say he’s encouraged or uncriticized.)

    So Harvey had Boras make some (inelegant) comments on his behalf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s likely true, but he should’ve had his team make those comments and shouldn’t say anything… Saying I can’t throw sounds terrible compared to a team saying we don’t want him to throw… Mets owed it to him to make the announcement..>Now if he asked and they refused, then they suck

      • Carnac says:
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        And make no mistake, the Mets do suck. I saw they just re-negotiated Cespedes’ contract so they could potentially re-sign him from free agency. Fans can dream! They won’t sign him, though, bc the Wilpons have heavily leveraged the team to protect themselves from pending Madoff-related lawsuits.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he doesn’t seem destined to stay in Citi…Maybe he becomes a Yankee…Could see him getting a huge contract wherever it is

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I the Mets would gone to a 6 man rotation following the break all this could of been avoided

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s not like it would’ve hurt them

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I think Rudy could invent a bot to run the Mets better than the Mets

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, definitely

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Carnac: did you see I linked to your mattingly comments last week?

          • Carnac says:
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            Haha! “classic comedic takes” that’s hilarious. Usually Mrs. Carnac refers to my takes as “hot” out of derision.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Carnac: I mock mine too

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mrs. Carnac is likely over the cape

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pedro actually makes sense… Now where’s his midget?!

  58. ashtray says:
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    Fretting over a bunch of mediocre Closers.

    Please pick 3:

    AJ Ramos
    Bruce Rondon
    Sean Doolittle
    Tom Wilhelmsen
    Kevin Jepsen

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tom Wilhelmsen
      Kevin Jepsen
      Rondon

  59. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Panik or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  60. ashtray says:
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    Who would you drop from this threesome:

    Corbin
    Richards
    Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  61. Slimcompoop says:
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    Happy Tuesday Grey, happy funky-funky Tuesday man! Work starts tomorrow, so I’ve been in a spiritual and existential funk for the past couple of days. Maybe I’ll go buy a suit. Anythehoo…I’m in the second week of the 1st round of our leagues H2H playoffs. I’m up 8-4 so the other owner is beginning to stream the hell out of his roster, which forces me to stream to hold serve. My league’s of the keeper variety and we get to hold onto two starting pitchers. Sale is one of them, but it’s a toss-up between Carrasco, Salazar, Lester and Zimmerman (listed in my order of preference). I don’t really care who it ends up being, but can any of those go the way of Samardzija, and be cut of my roster at this point for a streamer? I probably would lose them in waivers to a non-playoff team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it funky funky Tuesday already? Buying a suit brings you out of it huh? Who are you? Comedian George Wallace? Lester would be the cut

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: No…just an Anchorman reference. I think I own two suits and try to avoid wearing them at all costs (i.e., don’t like ties and tucked-in shirts). I typically will just go buy some beer and chicken teriyaki to get me out of my funk. Maybe go fly-fishing. I know you wrote yesterday, but did you enjoy your extended weekend at all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I still haven’t seen the sequel, worth it? Weekend was fine, I talk about it in the podcast, went to an Asian food festival… And I had fish waffles, which were awesome!

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            @Grey: it’s ok, worth watching, not as good as first one obv.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah I figured

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: The sequel was terrible. I’d watch the first the first 20 minutes, but it goes downhill fast from there. Fish waffles? I’m intrigued…like a fish taco?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not at all like a fish taco… I’m not at my desk but in the comments of the podcast post I link to it

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                @Grey: I’ll go check it out. I’m behind the curve the past couple of days.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They’re amazing!

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @Slimcompoop: By-the-by, do you trust C.C. Sabathia tomorrow against BAL. The robot is giving him a $15 spot.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I don’t trust him

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              @Grey: Burnett coming of the DL is getting a $11.9 spot as well. Trust?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nah, don’t trust him either

                • Slimcompoop says:
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                  @Grey: One last question…I’m in need of a little power of the rest of the week. Currently have Castellanos in my UTIL. Is Olivera, Trumbo or Lawrie a better option. Appreciate it and have a funky Tuesday!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’d try Olivera… You too!

                    • Slimcompoop says:
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                      @Grey: I lied, and I apologize for that, but I got one more question. I need to pick up two out of the following pitchers over the next two days (in order of SON ranking). Which two do you trust the most, granted I know you don’t like the two dudes coming off the DL?

                      Sabathia vs. BAL
                      Burnett vs. MIL
                      Medlen vs. MIN
                      Perez @ SEA
                      Happ @ CIN
                      Samardzija vs. CLE
                      Tomlin @ CHW

                      I owe you a fish waffle.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Happ, Medlen, honestly, don’t like any of them… I’m holding you to the fish waffle

                    • Slimcompoop says:
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                      @Grey: I’ll pay up on the fish waffle. I don’t like any of them either, but my opponent is heavy streaming and I have to keep pace given my lead in IP and K’s. I was leaning Happ and Medlen as my favorites (we think alike!) and then just put the rest out there. All I’m really looking for is a SP to not get blown up.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Good luck with them!

  62. ebudz says:
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    Okay pick the best starts for tomorrow please and thank you mister Grey!

    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)

    Teheran @PHI (14.3)
    Happ @ CIN (6.1)
    Samardzija vs. CLE (1.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  63. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    best bat add in total bases, OBP over average and hits added?
    domingo/canha/marisnick (playing time fear here)/jed/solarte party/bird/moss

    i got opp beat 16-10 with starts remaining for the week, but that includes burnett, which is the same roster spot that would be used for this 3rd bench hitter. I only thought to get this 3rd bench hitter since all of rusney/beef welington/sano are all off at the same time. 3 more moves left for week, so it looks like i won’t be needing them for streaming pitchers. This mean’s it’s possible this is a 1 or at most 2 day hitter streaming move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha

  64. Old School Brother says:
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    Drop Rodon or Fiers for Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, depends on matchups

  65. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    drop shoemaker or porcello in roto dynasty with QS? damn yahoo daily tomorrow, i won’t get carrasco’s today start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoe… Hate Yahoo for that

  66. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Hey Grey. Hope you had a nice labor day weekend.

    Had Stroman last year in my AL-only league, and he was a beast until he got shut down. With reports saying that he’s coming back this weekend, how much would you bid out of a $25 remaining FAAB (minimum $5) to grab him for next year? My team’s out of it this season.

    If I remember correctly, he’s an early early 2016 grey sleeper pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like him… $11

      • Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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        @Grey:

        Roger that–thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Manny Machado’s start at shortstop last night gives him shortstop eligibility in Yahoo leagues for next year. That is so awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  68. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Yelich, Ozuna, Byrd, or Belt for JFern?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  69. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    joe ross demoted officially. other than dynasties time to drop if i didn’t already.
    best replacements
    1. 14 team roto with 4 moves per week and QS. i just cut porcello to add happ, porcello waivered by somebody else.
    miley @ TB (-1), @ BAL after
    lamb vs STL (7.5)
    ray vs LAD (6.4), next up vs SD after
    j.nelson @PIT, vs STL. SON hates both, i used to own this dude in this league, missed all of his good starts in last 2 months
    gibson @ KC, vs DET, SON hates both esp KC.
    No matter which one i grab i’ll likely go elias vs COL the day after most of those above starts.

    2. 20 teamer with QS and only 3 moves left on year. I had to drop Ross to activate Grichuk (he’s worth keeping to see if he comes back soonish, as i can drop bruce if he’s back to good again). Problem is right now Grichuk/Schwarber are 2/3 of bench bats and i only want 2 bench bats. keep hendricks or go with one of gio/elias, this looks like an easy gio.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: 2 is a redraft H2H that playoffs start next week. i’m in first by about 15 or so games, and that’s without stanton being healthy for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ray 2. Why use a move here?

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: in case Gio is that much of an upgrade to Hendricks, who’s my weakest starter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not that much of an upgrade, I’d hold

  70. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Subject : Arenado Prayer Hexagon

    Status: Successful

    Action Required : Rejoicing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  71. Ppr says:
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    I have Baez @ 2nd , Eduardo Escobar rotating with him. Have boagerts at ss and Seager on bench. Drop Seager I need to add another pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. Wilsonian says:
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    Who you dumping for Dickerson? Belt or Byrd?

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

    Also, Jeremy Davies was awesome in Justified. If you never watched that show, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s done now after 6 seasons.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wilsonian: no Byrd, his remaining schedule is not favorable

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Byrd and Belt have the same remaining schedule

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Grey: Bingo, but with Belt the average should be bette, Byrd is there for the dongs, Belt can at least hit for some average and maybe swipe a bag

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, okay

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: just wanted you to know where I was coming from, BTW did you read my trash treasure, it was my first stab at it

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nah, I didn’t read it

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Just read it, you did good… Magoo, you’re fired! Agreed with you on the three guys, Ks and BBs aren’t K’s and BB’s, fwiw

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: I blame my editor

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha…Wrong!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cougs wants me to watch Justified too… It’s a big commitment… I’d lose Belt

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: it’s well worth the commitment. I watched from the beginning. Walton Goggins is a friggin genius. He’s incredible from start to finish.

        Now who to listen to – you or Jack? Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jack saying one has a better schedule when they’re on the same team would scare me

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: true. See ya Belt.

            Seriously though, you’ll thank me later for Justified…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, maybe this winter, I have to really be motivated to watch 6 seasons, right now I’m not…

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Cougs is right. I highly recommend Justified. An excellent show.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, it’s just a lot to invest in

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: True, but you can do it. I believe in you man!

  73. J-FOH says:
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    The way Harvey is opening this game he is either making a statement to the Mets to not throw him or he’s done. Either way, better luck next year Mets, you guys did the dog with the pitcher planning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I was watching the Collins interview and I just realized my neighbor who drinks beer all day in his front yard looks like he could be Collins brother

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: can we get one of those Howard Stern guys to ask Collins to yell “Get off my lawn”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Collins is up against it too…I don’t feel for any of these guys, but they should’ve thought about how they may have wanted their pitchers in Sept/oct back in May/June

  74. maximumxpower says:
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    with Wong hurting do i drop him for Eduardo Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • maximumxpower says:
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        @Grey: cool, thanks for all the great insight and help this year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: I’ve got Wong and Baez. Do I hang onto Wong there? Or cut him for someone like Escobar or a streamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Escobar

  75. Tom says:
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    Who would you keep for the last twol keeper spots 12 team mixed. Can keep 10 forever. Other OFs are Cuth and Betts:

    1. Joc Pederson
    2. Xander Boegarts (have Correa at SS already)
    3. Byron Buxton
    4. Javier Baez (on the wire) (Have Rendon at 2B right now)

    Trying to see if I should grab Baez before someone else does.

    • Tom says:
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      Looking to fill OF and Util spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc, Bogaerts

  76. BrewerFan says:
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    Didi Gregorius or Wong ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  77. Cohen says:
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    Grey, who should i start? Marisnick at Grey or Seager at Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  78. greg says:
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    C: Gomes, 1b: Miggy, 2b Betts, ss desmond 3b Sano of Bradley, Springer, Gordon, Piscotty, Eaton,

    SP Carasco, Kluber, DeGrom, Archer, Holland, Iglesias, McCullers
    CL: Tolleson, Vizcaino, Giles…

    H2H playoffs start next week, 14 team 5×5….I think I gotta chance…what do you think?

    Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks solid

  79. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’m in a bit of a shituation. Last week of my NL H2H season. Need to go at least 6-4. Playing the 9th place team. Seems like a FLB dream, right? Not so after the first 1.5 days. His headliners are Bryant, Ozuna, Suarez, Olivera, and Seager since he traded me half his team for Bryant earlier.
    I have the big hitters, but his guys have come out producing runs and his pitching has already made a statement (Corbin and Nola). He still has C Mart, Nelson, Koehler, Ray, Hand, and Rubby. It’s a total of 10 starts. I have Arrieta, Cole(being skipped), Shields, Hendricks, and Gray. My RP is Kenley, Aroldis, Melancon, and Zieglar. Streamers suck in our league and that would be a last ditch effort.

    Option #1 – Play small ball and go for WHIP, ERA, and S. Hopefully get 2 of them and 4 hitting categories. (He already has 10 more RBI than me and 11 hitters to my 8). I would only pitch Arrieta on Th and throw Hendricks if the other guy gives up some runs.

    Option #2 – Pitch Gray tonight and reevaluate. If Gray gets lit, I’m screwed. The other guy will play smart as he’s trying to play spoiler. He will sit guys if he has to in order to be the guy that eliminates me from the money ($400 for 2nd).

    Option #3 – Stream every PS and try to get Ws, Ks, and S.

    I lean toward #2, but Gray scares me.

    I appreciate your help as I keep doing what seems logical, but backfires.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or I guess that’s 2 leading into 3

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: yup. Thanks for reading my sob story. Gonna go for it. I’ll pick every last SP if Gray goes bad. I have Shields tomorrow too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. MAshers says:
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    drop machi or ziegler for doolittle.
    machi came in the 6th inning today..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Machi

  81. Doc says:
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    Happ a safe start @cinncy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not safe

  82. Scooterboy says:
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    Grey, I’m in a first year keeper league. We are only allowed to keep 2. These are my potential keepers. Who would you suggest? I’m leaning toward Harper/Correa. Hate to not hold onto Arenado though.

    Rizzo
    Arenado
    Correa
    Adam Jones
    Harper
    Desmond
    Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Harper

  83. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Rob effing Brantly! Horrible from Carrasco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awful

  84. br says:
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    Pick one
    hendricks @pirates (currently on team)
    ray @home vs sd
    matt moore @home vs yankees

    or stay away from all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  85. DIHG says:
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    Medlen @home vs minnesota or happ on road at cinncy or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  86. Alps88 says:
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    In 3rd place closing in on 2nd place.
    Who gives me more offense In the last 3 weeks
    I was planning on dropping alcides Escobar especially since he has dropped to bottom of order
    My options are
    Gyorko,lawrie,Eduardo Escobar, Domingo Santana ,Logan Morrison or gregorious
    What would you do
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  87. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    i guess that answers my worries about grichuk taking an unknown time to come back and hit, and also whether or not he’s hitting well. bye bye bruce in a 20 teamer and beltran in a 14.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He can’t throw, he’ll only pinch hit

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: but yesterday they said he could only pinch run, and said it’s likely a week from when he could hit at all. At least i know when he plays he’s able to hit already. in the 14 teamer i’m probably keeping him (upton/arenado/goldy/sano and 1 pitcher from thor/carmart/keuchel), and then either grichuk or d.travis. In the 20 teamer i could drop Grichuk, but i can wait for sure till monday to worry about it, in first by far, esp if schwarber is hitting again. In the 14 i need to grab another catcher over OBP wolf and ray over ross.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: oh no, in the 14 i miss counted. my 6 keepers gotta be sano/upton/goldy/arenado/1 SP/pollock over grichuk/d.travis, unless grichuk has moved over upton, but i doubt that. Maybe i can drop him if he’s not playing by monday there.

  88. SteveNZ says:
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    So, assuming I tag along with my wife to NY next year, the Dodgers are at home during the time I expect to be passing through LA on my way home…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t tease

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