As we always do about this time!  *beat drops, Grey does the worm, Grey’s iPhone alarm goes off, time to put more money in the meter*  Damn, how long was I worming for?  September 1st hits and teams expand their rosters to the Four-Oh.  Now pour some extra bullpen guys out for all the dead moments between pitcher changes.  So, what does this mean for all of us, fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!)?  It means call-ups and rookie nookie is aplenty.  Aplenty, I tell ya!  By the by, for big boned people, rather than an X-Large t-shirt, they should call them aplen-Tees.  Yeah, I just made the English language better.  High-five yourself for even knowing to read me.  *Grey worms, alarm goes off*  Damn, I need to get more coins.  At this point in the year, you need guys that are getting everyday playing time, so I’m pumped up the jam on rookie nookie, but if a guy isn’t playing every day, he’s as good as dirt in redraft leagues, and I don’t have a Soil category, do you?  It’s a most exciting time to be alive and be fantasy balling, but don’t lose sight of the real goal here:  to get quality at-bats from guys that are playing, not to pick up a guy that will be great in 2017.  (Unless you’re in a keeper league; then, by all means, knock yourself out!  Not literally!  Ouch.)  Which bring us to Yoan Mocada.  Red Sox manager, John Farrell, says Moncada’s promotion is eminent.  They have a bobblehead giveaway planned, a kid’s jersey giveaway, a ‘Yoan yawn coverer’ which is really just a foam hand, a–*intern whispers in my ear*  Seems I was misusing ‘promotion.’  I already gave you my Yoan Moncada fantasy.  He’ll be up on Friday.  He should be owned everywhere and will play 3rd base.  No Gas Face there.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  You know the interlude on the song, Mentirosa, when Mellow Man Ace says, “I bet you go to church and you’re scared to confess?”  (Just say you do.)  That’s how I feel with JBJ.  I’m scared to confess I’ve been thinking about dropping him for about a week straight, but every time I go to, I don’t find anyone more appealing or Bradley does something.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .281.  Oh boy, someone’s heating up.  Beware the Han-Ram.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .306.  Was hitting .260 going into yesterday’s game in the 2nd half.  That’s the problem with Bogaerts.  If he slumps on average, most of his fantasy value plummets and he becomes Asdrubal.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.94 vs. Steven Wright – 4 IP, 4 ER.  This matchup of Steven Wright/Smyly was billed as the opener at Nick’s Comedy Stop for Denis Leary, who is working on some material he stole from Louis C.K.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .273.  Logan has always been a thorn in Boston’s side.  Enough with the fahkin rotaries!

Logan Morrison – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer.  Again, with the fahkin’ Logan, what is this, Big Dig, Paht Two?

Jose De Leon – Can’t possibly stay in the minors for the entire month of September, because there is no minors any longer.  If there was, maybe the Dodgers would leave him there and continue to throw Ross Stripling, because the Dodgers are stupid and this is Exhibit A thru Z backing that up.

Rich Hill – Scratched with the recurring blister.  You know the blister, it was played by Tony Todd in Blister Finger, Blister Finger II: The Return of Blister Finger and Blister Finger III:  Shame On A Finger.

Andrew Toles – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Doing a pretty good Puig impersonation.  I will call him Oink.

Tyler Anderson – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  As they say in Tennessee, well, they say it in Texas, so maybe they say it in Tennessee, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, and why do you keep fooling me?!  The one time I got real jazzed about Anderson, he turned in a dud the following start.  That was about his only dud all year.  He doesn’t even do little doodies that could be confused with Milk Duds!

David Dahl – 4-for-9, 3 runs and two steals (4, 5) , hitting .333.  As Dahl would say, “If you want to view paradise, simply look at my stats and view them.”

Stephen Cardullo – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and a homer on both sides of the doubleheader for the Ernie Banks Special.  Cardullo is a real-life Movie of the Week for Spike only he’d be played by Dax Shepard.  He’s 29 and, before this year, he last played minor league baseball in 2011, at Rookie ball, then left the minors to play Independent Ball, where he was likely playing with Gary Hogeboom, John Rocker and other ex-contestants from Survivor.  In Triple-A, this year, he hit 17 homers and .308.  Might be a feel-good story for a few weeks, but the Rox look hesitant to hit him against righties.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 36th homer.  *folds giant piece of paper into airplane, sits on paper airplane*  Okay, just wait for it…

Adam Ottavino – 1 IP, 5 ER, and his 4th blown save, ERA at 2.75.  That ‘vino is leaving his owners with whine.

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 6.81.  He was so miserable the first half of the year, he’d have to be good through September and next April before I even considered him.

Matt Moore – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.16 on the Giants (3.88 overall).  Might’ve had a bit of a “I threw 133 pitches last time out” hangover in this game.  Either way, as the Stream-o-Nator says I wouldn’t touch him for his next one.

Joe Panik – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I told you the other day he was a hot schmotato.  Today, I’m saying, y’all slow to pick up players.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  You know what time it is.  Look at you, thinking on your own, you’re Grey 2.0.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-6, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  The faintest of fog on the mirror under his nose.

Luis Cessa – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.17.  You wouldn’t even know who he was if he didn’t pitch for the Yankees.  Don’t lie.  Not a good look.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .269.  Has done pretty much exactly what I thought he’d be capable of in the preseason, though, I admittedly didn’t realize there would be about 27 great middle infielders.

Albert Pujols – Missed yesterday with plantar fasciitis.  Here’s hoping he can tough it out for the final month or end his season now to allow me to pick up C.J. Cron (2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) and play Cron everyday without carrying both guys.  Yeah, this is mostly about me, deal with it.

Ricky Nolasco – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  Nolasco’s hinted at this great start for a while now.  Since 2008, to be exact.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 5th steal, hitting .281, as he leadoff with the Angels going with their D lineup.  Their first lineup is a C lineup.  Andrelton has one homer all year.  So, he’s out of this world, but not how you might think.

Brandon Finnegan – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  If I had known before games started that the Angels would throw such a terrible lineup (no Trout, no Pujols), I would’ve started Finnegan.  That’s no endorsement of Finnegan.  This message was brought to you by the Committee to Not Pickup Finnegan.

Neil Walker – Diagnosed with a herniated disc that will require back surgery and force him to miss the rest of the season.  Seriously, how did it take two weeks for this diagnosis?  I could’ve diagnosed him and that’s just because my moms is a chiropractor!

Michael Conforto – Will be recalled when the rosters go from Foster’s Oil Can to Olde English 4-oh.  Stereotypical recall that I don’t like at all, unless he plays and starts hitting, then I’ll like him a lot.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  You would’ve been better off drafting Colon instead of F-Her.  And sometimes Colon can lead to F-Her.  When Drakkar is applied liberally.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .267.  Hitting over .350 in the last week and has three homers in the last eight games.  Those, friends, are tears of joy.

David Phelps – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  How does one get a strained oblique the day of his start?  No one thought of mentioning this shizz the day before so I could make different streaming plans?  Ya’ll a bunch of commies, said the Man with Dated Insults!

Marcell Ozuna – Left yesterday’s game with a sore wrist after a tumbling catch.  Boy George was highly impressed with his tumbling for it.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Yelich is cramming all his power into the last few days before he needs to go back to school.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  This start was against the Phils, whose hottest hitter is Freddy Galvis (1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .236).  The same Freddy Galvis who would get picked out of any major league lineup.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 4th homer in the last five games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.88 as he was recalled from the minors, where he went so the Jays could pretend to not be putting innings on his arm.  Jays are doing Sanchez dirty, need to put on the brakes, Screech!

Michael Saunders – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 23rd homer, hitting .270.  Now has three homers in the last five games, yesterday, he hit cleanup.  Too bad his steals went the way of the dodo with his knee (he stole 20+ one year), because if they were still around, he’d be in the top ten outfielder discussion, and if I had $500 million, I’d be Jessica Alba’s house husband, but you get the picture.

Russell Martin – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .247, three homers in the last ten games.  Russell John Coltrane Ella Fitzgerald Streisand has nine homers since the break (122 ABs).

Jose Bautista – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .230.  Someone’s going to buy into a bounce back for Bautista (say that fast 117 times!) next year way before I’m drafting him.

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .282.  The people dropping Schoop right now will be the same ones drafting him next year.  Y’all fickle!

Michael BournOrioles traded for him, hoping he forgets his new identity of a bad baseball player and remembers his old identity of a solid leadoff man.  Worked for Damon, doubt it does for Bourn.

Cameron Maybin – Remained out yesterday with his thumb issue.  Maybin could have an entire site dedicated to his various ailments.  That’s So Maybin dot com is available too.

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .500 in two games.  His name looks like you’d find it at the fantasy football side of things. (Yeah, clickbait, but he really does sound like a wide receiver.  Plus, he was suspended for smoking ganja.  That says NFL almost as much as domestic battery.)  JaCoby has some power, speed and can find a loophole to write off your pot smoking; he also might hit .180 with an egregious strikeout rate.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  He’s been good, and you ask me, “How good, Unkie Grey?”  Glad you asked, Nephew.  On our Player Rater, Verlander is a top 35 player, with pitchers like Jo-Fer and Arrieta.  Fo’serious.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  He didn’t strikeout a guy in the first four innings for the first time in his career (142 starts).  Also, Elias Sports Bureau said, “Donuts are no longer spelled doughnut, because there’s nothing ugh about them.”

Jonathan Papelbon – Unlikely to sign with a new team.  Surprised, he seemed so open to working setup for the betterment of a team.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  Hey, that’s my Pi!

Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 36th homer.  He jetted in the jet away from Rizzo in MVP voting like he was on a mission.

Coco Crisp – Was traded to the Indians.  The Indians needed an outfield bat since last November, trying at one point Marlon Byrd, who appropriately enough flew the coup.  This trade also signifies how badly the Indians just don’t want to play The King of SAGNOF.  Rajai has done no wrong, but Terry Francona’s brain does little right, so there’s that.  Coco Crisp isn’t a top shelf outfielder, unless you’re speaking metaphorically about where you keep your cereal.  He should platoon with Naquin, Rajai, Guyer, Almonte and Chisenhall.

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  He’s a good September away from having a sub-3 ERA on the year.  That’s nothing to sneeze at, unless you’re allergic to aces.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .245.  “For one brief moment on the last day of August, the Indians looked like they did in June.  They were also facing failed presidential hopeful, Pat Dean, and the Minnesota Twins.”  That’s the epilogue for the Moneyball sequel about the Indians that doesn’t mention any of their pitchers.

Byron Buxton – Was recalled.  Not quite as in, “I recalled him being good at one point,” but close.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer, and fourth in ten games.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d guess Dozier was in a contract year and just padding stats, which is awesome for fantasy.

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer, hitting .243.  Hasn’t been great in the month of August, but this could be the Life Alert Kepler needs.

Luke Weaver – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  I didn’t trust Weaver in this start; Miller Park scares me; Brewers can hit home runs; semi-colons are fun.  I should’ve just went with the narrative “Brewers strikeout a lot” and been done with it.  Live and learn.  Or is it lurn?  Meh, whatever.

Matthew Wisler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  I streamed him because the Stream-o-Nator was like, “Yeah, a’ight, try it,” and I dropped him before the game even ended because you need to be brutal this time of year.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (12, 13), hitting .360 since the break.  I’ve mentioned him about ten times in the last nine roundups.  Not sure what else I have to do.  You want me to dance?  *Does the Macarena, mumbles the lyrics in Spanish*  That’s it!  That’s all I got!

Adonis Garcia – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .267.  Mentioned Cust because.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in two days.  Don’t worry, I’ll cool him off, because I just picked him up for the batty call today.

Mike Fiers – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  If you streamed him, you just avoided disaster , which is usually not the case with a Fiers ‘n the A’s shituation.

Dallas Keuchel – Pushed back due to fatigue.  Sounds like he owns himself in fantasy.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (14), hitting .206.  It’s not a good sign that I forgot I picked up Gomez in one league.  Not as in, I should take more Omegas for my memory, as in, Gomez hasn’t done much of anything.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers (26, 27), hitting .276.  I’m between a rock and stank place with Odor.  I want him to finish strong, but I also want a bargain next year.  Red emergency lights!  Conflicted Grey!

Jeremy Jeffress – Entered rehab after getting a DWI last week.  There were past signs, like during his time in Milwaukee, when he’d badger Bernie Brewer for deets on his Friday night plans.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  If you drafted Longoria and Beltre, you did no draft prep-slash-are old AF, but it worked out.  Kudos, which is something you can’t eat with your diabetes.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  I nearly streamed him, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger on a guy with a 4.5 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9.  Nolan Ryan could do better, at 69 years old.

Nelson Cruz – Should return on Friday, has been out with a nerve issue.  Or as the M’s trainer, Shemp Howard, said, “The noive!”

Felix Hernandez – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.48.  Surprised by how few articles I was able to find when I Googled Felix Hernandez is done, but maybe I shouldn’t have Googled, “F-Her done.”  That just lead to Larry the Cable Guy “Get ‘er done” sex tapes.

  1. Brian says:
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    Welcome to the mr. Moncada! I dealt Correa and Moncada for trout yikes.

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Brian: you got Trout? I would do that trade 100/100 times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Sounds solid

    • Himom says:
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      @Brian: dumb. two top 10 for 1 guy. Meh

      • apox says:
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        @Himomthat’s a joke, right?

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Himom: LOL

  2. Noam says:
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    After Dahl and Story, I’m only investing in Rockies prospects from now on!

    Lord Grey, I’m nearing the championship and am thinking about grabbing another starter. This means dropping AJ Reed in a keeper. It’s 12 team, cbs points. Keep 3-5, would you keep Reed @ RD 17 for 3 years over any 5 of these guys?

    Arrieta – 4th Rd – 1 year
    Marie – Rd. 7 – 1 year
    Dylan Bundy – Rd. 10 – 2 years
    Gary Sanchez – Rd. 10 – 2 years
    David Dahl – Rd. 10 – 2 years
    Jake Lamb – Rd. 10 – 2 years
    Kole Calhoun – Rd. 11 – 3 years
    Mark Trumbo – Rd. 14 – 3 years
    Jason Hammel Rd. 15 – 3 years
    AJ Pollock – Rd. 17 – 2 years
    Kevin Gausman – Rd. 21 – 3 years
    Roberto Osuna – Rd. 25 – 3 years

    Thanks!

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Noam:

      Arrieta
      Marte
      Lamb
      Pollock
      Sanchez

      Not Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Nope, no Reed

  3. Flowers misses his old glasses... but he's ok tho says:
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    that’s what i thought, except COL did hit him in the 2nd game in the same day, against a righty (early game was lefty)

    anyhoo, 16 teamer with holds and saves, keep maurer or grab jc ram (somebody just added deolis even though i’m reading jc ram is the likelier saves guy)

  4. Seth says:
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    “I’m a man, I’m 40!”

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @Seth:

      Do you dive a Dodge Stratus?

    • knucks says:
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      @Seth: Hah! Not sure how many (I would think more than just me?) get this, but that was solid material Seth.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @knucks: Haven’t had a fantastic coach meltdown at the podium in a few years. The fantasy team I’ve ran since college is call “Jim Mora Sr’s league” on account of multiple fantasy managers in the league having message board meltdowns during the first season. In real life or fantasy life, it’s highly entertaining when they have a valid point.

        I’d say the Hoodie’s response this year to a question of Jimmy G stealing Brady’s job was as good as we’ve seen in a while from a coach since the late Dennis Green had his “they are who we thought they are” meltdown years ago. And the hoodie just said “Jesus Christ.”

        http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/07/bill-belichick-snaps-at-reporter-brady-garoppolo-game-5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Seth: Haha

  5. PhilOssieB says:
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    ‘A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.’

    • Beacon of Bliss says:
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      @PhilOssieB: That’s a twofer with Gene Wilder…

  6. Ashtray says:
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    Any idea who picks up saves in LAA with Salas gone?

  7. Mike says:
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    Would you drop sandy Leon for cj cron in your UTL slot? I’ve got Gary Sanchez in my C slot.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Yeah, i wouldn’t have a catcher in my Util spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

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    In the one league I own him, I sat Rich Hill yesterday because curveball/Coors and so when I saw 10-8 I patted my own back until I realized he didn’t pitch. “What’s up there?” I thought. Bud Norris pitched instead. Who cares? Well, Norris was scheduled for San Diego on Saturday which is why he was in my NFBC line up this week. Who says you can’t move ratio stats this late in the year. Between Bud and F-Her I dropped two points in ERA overnight. Holding a half point lead today. FFS.

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    My house is yoan house!

    With mid-season keeper trade deadline approaching, I was offered a $19 toddfather or $7 Jake Lamb for one of my $11 Franco, $4 Ozuna, or $5 Schoop (2017 salaries).

    Would you trade any of those guys for Frazier or Lamb?

    Thanks!

  10. the swinging says:
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    Ahhh saunders… I held him for so long while he sucked last month then as soon as I drop him he gets loose.

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    NEWS REPORT:
    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was involved in an accident that injured another motorist on the 55 Freeway on Wednesday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

    The Angels star was not injured, police said.

    A young woman was trapped in her car, and firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free her. Trout was not charged in the crash.

    The accident happened around 9 p.m. on the southbound 55 at McFadden Avenue in Tustin, when traffic was slowing for a crash ahead. Trout’s car and two others collided while trying to stop for the original crash, the CHP said.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: MP

      Many thanks for the update. The only important message contained herein….

      Mike Trout is SSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFE!!!!!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  12. M says:
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    Need some September steals-Nick Franklin or Byron Buxton?

    Also, what is going on with D.Gordon? Just a regular slump?

    • M says:
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      @M: or would you take Jacoby Jones over Franklin/Bux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Buxton…Yes, slump

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    Didnt look to see if mentioned in comments already so apologize ir repeating, but did you read fangraphs from 30th on arrieta? Proves what you said earlier on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DickeyT: Nah, I don’t read FG

      • DickeyT says:
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        @Grey: talked about his problems with lefties, and how his delivery on slider is off, more of back to hitter, arm angle different and front foot is higher.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, shizz hasn’t been right with him for a while, don’t think he’s bad, just not elite…ELITE

          • DickeyT says:
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            @Grey: hear you, that level of kershaw from last year was his peak. Now that tier 2 spot, overvalued based on where will be taken

  14. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Those finger movies sound delicious!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I knew you were going to link to that! Kidding, w the w? Kris Kristofferson couldn’t hold a candle to Streisand, not even a birthday candle

  15. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Excellent write-up if you use the metric system, but only very good if you use the International System of Units (SI). Get it? ‘Cause 1 pound = 2.2 kg! Nah, just kidding. Even better than yesterday’s write-up, for reals!

    Otherwise all tuckered out from multiple SNAFU so………

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (September 1)

    Commanding Officer: All units quadrant search in progress for five escaped convicts currently at large. Units at MacArthur Causeway, stand by for immediate East and West shutdown.
    Air Fleet: Air fleet reporting to base command on channel 11. Suspicious activity reported at Lexington Center.
    Tripp: Escaped convicts from Miami-West Prison running loose in our very own neighborhood.
    Horatio: All looking for the fastest ticket out of town.
    Wolfe: So these are the bad boys, huh?
    Tripp: Yeah, and then some. We got bikes, boots, air units from the prison to Broward County. Hey, Marino, I need copies of these photos ASAP, thanks.
    Ground Units B and C: Ground units Bravo and Charlie en route from Bay Point. Please confirm.
    Horatio: Gentlemen.
    Commanding Officer: Lieutenant.
    Horatio: Ladies and gentlemen, I am very sorry for the delay. We will have you on your way in just a few minutes. Thank you.
    Tripp: Sorry, folks.
    Horatio: Morning.
    Wolfe: Morning.
    Tripp: Okay, my friend, there are two ways off this bus slowly and quietly or feet first. You decide.
    Wolfe: Tex Gilroy, serial rapist, in custody. One down.
    Horatio: Has he contacted the Mala Noche yet, Frank?
    Tripp: No contact with the current leaders; we’re trying to…..
    Wolfe: Wait a minute. That’s Memmo Fierro, right?
    Tripp: Yeah.
    Wolfe: He murdered Marisol – Horatio’s wife, Delko’s sister.
    Tripp: I checked with Prison Gangs, Organized Crime, ATF. All negative for planned activity.
    Wolfe: We’ll get him, H.
    Horatio: If it’s the last thing we do (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

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    Picked up Toles to stream at Coors but he didnt start the daygame and I wasnt sure about the night game. My only other cf option Eaton had a day game so I either had to go with Eaton, which I didnt want to against Verlander, or start Toles and risk him not even playing.

    Of course classic Smurf went with…

  17. Fish says:
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    If Abreu gets to 25hr, I can forgive most of the angst he caused the first 3.5 months of the season. His RBI total will still be surpressed compared to last year or his rookie year, but that has more to do with his team context being akin to a overflowing dumpster fire filled with tires and soiled diapers.

    And that doesn’t even get into the idea of bolstering the team with the James shields trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: I guess, but it would take his biggest month to date this year to get there

  18. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Six weeks on an F’n blister!?!? You can heal from a broken arm in that time.

    *jimcarreyliarliar.jpg*

    STOP THROWING A BASEBALL, ASSHOLE!

  19. ashtray says:
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    Are you starting Junior Guerra fresh off the DL @ PIT tomorrow?

    How about AJ Cole @ NYM?

  20. dude says:
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    Biggest names I’ve seen for call ups are Moncoda and Conforto. After them, what are the top 5 position player call ups that could make the biggest impact?

  21. Scott says:
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    The word on Phelps is he strained it during batting practice. Batting Practice!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Scott: He does play in the NL. Why not improve all facets of your game?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: He should be taking bunting practice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Oh Jesus

  22. jay says:
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    Safe to drop Pujols from utility spot for hot hitter du jour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jay: I’d give it a day

  23. Claude says:
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    Shout out to Streamonator yesterday!
    Started nolasco, weaver, colon, fiers, Moore.
    Gained back 2nd place from 4th

  24. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Who is the Angels closer?

  25. dude says:
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    Tyler Anderson or Luke Weaver ROS? Both have a lot to like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Weaver

  26. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Assuming Moncada isn’t a complete bust in Sept, is he a legit keeper for 2017? Like, a keep-him-over-cough-Giancarlo-cough style keeper?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Maybe not over a healthy Giancarlo but yeah he’s a keeper. He’s got a pretty terrible contact rate, though. He’s also batting .285 with a .384 BABIP in AA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Not over Giancarlo…More like keeper over Charlie Blackmon traded to another team keeper

  27. Chicken Dinner says:
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    In a points league. do you want Moncada or Cron ROS?

  28. Will says:
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    as far as a bench bat and when playing good or I need them they will be at UTIL. who should I have ROS. It is a keeper league, but I don’t have a lot of space for either of them.

    Ozuna vs Mocada?

    Current keeper options are Arenado, Encarnacion, Cain, Cutch, Polanco, Correa, Bregman, and Gary Sanchez. I will be able to keep 6 or 7 players. so some will have to be dropped.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Will: Forgo the guy hitting .194 since the all-star break and now dealing with an injury, for a guy that could inject a boost and potentially be a keeper.

      • Will says:
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        @Cram It: my thoughts too, thanks for the opinion!

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Will: Can’t believe Moncada is available in a keeper league.

          You can lose Ozuna, now, and Cain later.

          • Chicken Dinner says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: Not one of those knocks on your league kinda things. Just expressing my surprise is all. Perhaps there are rules I’m unaware of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Agree with Cram

  29. knucks says:
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    Yahoo says 5 GS for Moncada to gain 3B elig. That means get your shizz together by next week Mr. Maikel Franco, you’re on notice. Be good or be gone!

  30. Marc G. says:
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    Pollock, Moncada or Bregman ’til the finish line ?
    (primary need: AVG)

    • knucks says:
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      @Marc G.: I’d say of these three, AVG the main goal… Pollock is the most proven and seems to be healthy. I’d go with him. Good luck!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Marc G.: Bregman

  31. JK says:
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    While it wouldn’t surprise me to see Jose De Leon promoted for this weekend, especially if Rich Hill still can’t go, it’s also worthy to note that the Minor League season is NOT over.

    Earlier this week, coincidentally a game started by De Leon, the OKC Dodgers (AAA) clinched a spot in the PCL playoffs, which begin on September 7.

    De Leon would be on normal rest if he were called up to start in the Majors this weekend in a favorable spot at home vs. the Padres. But even in that event, he could be optioned back to AAA after that to pitch in game 2 or 3 of the PCL playoffs in the first round — and then stick around AAA even longer to try and bring home that championship if his team advances (because at that time, the Dodgers need for rotation help may not be as severe with Scott Kazmir, Clayton Kershaw, Brandon McCarthy, and Brett Anderson on the comeback trail).

    And there are also procedural moves to consider when/if promoting De Leon, as he is not even on the Dodgers 40-man roster.

    With guys like Kershaw, Andre Ethier, and Alex Wood on the 60-day DL currently, the Dodgers have to clear room on the 40-man roster for them when they are activated. Kershaw and Ethier will likely be back this month, while Wood is more questionable. But that’s already 2-3 spots on the 40-man roster that the Dodgers have to anticipate clearing. To promote De Leon would be one more spot they would have to clear and that has likely played a meaningful role to why De Leon hasn’t already been promoted.

    With all that said, World Series championships are obviously more important than AAA championships, and De Leon is clearly deserving of a spot and could give the Dodgers pitching a huge boost right away, whether as a SP or possibly as a high leverage RP.

    I would love to see him help the big league club down the stretch, but if we don’t see him at all or not until the 4th week of September, then the above will be the reasons why.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JK: Okay, it’ll be over shortly, not counting playoffs… De Leon should’ve been promoted 6 weeks ago, roster moves or not

  32. Speedo Reid-o says:
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    Toles just a flash in the pan or worthy of a pickup over Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  33. dem ribbies says:
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    You like Bundy at $4 in a keeper for next year? Salary grows 10% per year with no cap on years.

    I normally don’t like keeping arms but considering keeping him along w/ Salazar $4 and Urias $5 b/c the price to value is interesting. (Salazar would probably go for close to $30 in my batshit crazy league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of options, but sounds okay

  34. dem ribbies says:
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    Assuming that Chris Davis doesn’t get 17 more appearances in the OF (or 7 if you’re in a 10 appearance system), do you think he loses a descent chunk of value b/c he’d be 1B eligible only?

    I love him as an OF2/3 but not so sure vs the 1B pool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loses about a round in value

  35. CMUTimmah says:
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    Based on the type of player Moncada is, I don’t think he fits on my team in a points league…

    Segura, Arenado, Correa, Freeman, Votto make up my infield… so I don’t know where I would even put him. Would you carry him on the bench in points or would you carry an extra reliever keeping in mind we can only start 12 SPs per week (unlimited RP innings)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No point (pun) in carrying him

  36. CMUTimmah says:
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    Oops – left out Bregman in my SS/2B slot.

  37. JoeG414 says:
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    Do we give Bundy one more chance vs the Yanks tomorrow at home ?
    I could use the win and K’s /IP
    6X6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I hear ya .
        Lets go Oswaldo Batty Call Du Jour

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arcia’ing you at the High Five Saloon later!

          • JoeG414 says:
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            @Grey:
            Oh Well

  38. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hiya Grey,

    Drop Pujols in a 10-teamer for flavor of the week batters? Right now I could pick up Tomas for his series in Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  39. Gigorilla says:
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    Cardullo, Colabello….what’s with these old mob guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

    • GrassyNoelRedding says:
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      @Gigorilla: I like this kid Giovatella too. He’s a good earner.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  40. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Another keeper deadline trade for you . . . to get a $20 Springer, would you give a $33 Rizzo or $30 Kershaw?

    It’s a keep 7 forever league ($3 inflation), so I’m leaning towards “HOLD” with the logic that it’s better to have the 7 best players possible, then figure out salaries during the draft since there’s usually so much turnover during the season among drafted and FAAB non-keepers…make sense? Kershaw is, well Kershaw, and all top tier 1Bs are locked up long term other than Miggy, so the good but not “a steal” salaries of Rizzo/Kershaw become more attractive knowing that they would go for $50-65 at the draft.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. ashtray says:
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    You can tell it’s playoffs/football season, eh?

    Where do you contribute for football?

  42. GrassyNoelRedding says:
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    Uh oh, Grey, your beloved Curt Casali is back from Triple A. Run run run run run run far away…

    In roto Utility slot this week would you rather have Werth, schebler, Cron, O Arcia, W Ramos or W Castillo (about to hit at Coors)? Who are top 2 out of those?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Psycho Killer! Schebler, Cron

  43. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve been holding on to Yoan for a while and now that the time has come don’t know what to do.. I’m a playoff contender and don’t want to hurt my chances.. also I don’t like to carry more than once bench bat to maximize pitching advantage.

    Who should I drop to keep Moncada around?:
    -Frazier
    -Duvall
    -K Davis
    -JD

    Thanks for l’assistance!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof:

      Amendment to previous question:
      ……wait a tick, Moncada has 2B eligibility on yahoo fantasy…
      Drop Schoop instead?

      Thanks!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @Grey:

      Amendment to previous question:
      ……wait a tick, Moncada has 2B eligibility on yahoo fantasy…
      Drop Schoop instead?

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall’s been dead weight for a few

  44. The Biz says:
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    In 1st but don’t want to coast. Big add drop last night, dropped JBJ, Ozuna, Wieters, Grandal, Walker for Moncada, Cron, Panik, Contreras, and the Drubal. I think that was a win. Concerns? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve held JBJ, but decent guys you grabbed

  45. johnny be good says:
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    Grey,
    12-team H2H cat Keeper (keep 12) with limited moves (I’ve used 20 of 30), CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS

    Last week before playoffs, currently battling for the second spot (top 2 get week one byes). My team is below and I’ve included some available waiver wire guys. There has been a lot of guys getting picked up as the other owners prepare for playoffs. Any guys you would swap out ? I’ve never been burnered by Upton (never owned him) so his current numbers look great. Was also looking at Gattis (for Realmuto) or also Gyorko as a spare bench. **I also have Guerra coming back this week which I will need to drop someone (who should I drop ->Bundy?)
    Waiver
    HIT – K. Davis, L. Cain, J. Upton, Gattis, Schimpf, Panik, J.Reyes, J.Gyorko, Cron
    SP- I.Nova, Graveman, C. Tillman, F. Liriano, D. Phelps (DL), M. Fiers

    My Team:
    C-Realmuto
    1B- Goldy
    2B-Dozier
    3B-Torenado
    SS-Villar
    CI-K.Seager
    MI-Bregman
    LF-Braun
    CF-McCutch
    RF-Trumbo
    Util-Blackmon
    BN-Schoop
    BN-HanRam
    SP-Arrieta
    SP-Sale
    SP-MadBum
    RP-Britton
    RP-Diaz
    P-Hwan Oh
    P-Salazar
    BN-Carrasco
    BN-Roark
    BN-Tanaka
    BN-Bundy
    DL-Guerra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Gattis over Realmuto…Bundy is the drop

  46. J-FOH says:
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    Did you have a failed hip hop career?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who says anything about failed?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: so you aren’t denying this?

        And yes, success is in the eye of the beholder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Renegade Jew 4 Life!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: RJ the Rugged Jew

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA… Mos Jew

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Kool Jew Rap!

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @nick the dick: Jewvenile

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Well played, Noisewater

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  MC Ricky Jew

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: Jew Down Productions

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Notorious J.E.W.

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Brand Jewbians

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      50 Cent (Is How Much You Owe Me)

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    Anne Frank Ocean

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Jew’Angelo

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: Fab Five Jewey and the Hasidic Five

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: BTW Im going to be reeeeeeaaly disappointed if the hip hop heads dont click that link

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If they do, it’ll triple that video’s views

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: When you put the A to the D it’s bound to come out a little shitty. He-yo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You put the D to the A, don’t you?

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: I like that he opened with the line “The renegade jew and I’m coming after you” – That’s lyricism. The fact that jerry Springer never had this guy battle rap a Nazi is a travesty,

                I prefer my Tough Jew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGSWEOZRTh4

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Renegade Jew don’t play, not even with a dreidel!

  47. Steve says:
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    Looks like Davis will be activated on Friday…. My bullpen’s been holding it down in his absence, who’s the drop to activate him? Rodney, Giles or Dyson?

    Thank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  48. ScreechOwl says:
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    This is where I thank you again for recommending Odor over Schoop a few months ago.

    Great column, as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  49. Scott says:
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    You know SS is deep when you have SS/3B players and you use them as 3B all the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  50. hondo says:
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    Today-40 man rosters
    Friday–Season 2 of Narcos comes out
    Saturday-Hurricane Hermine
    Sunday-Pineda @ Baltimore

    A good ending to the work week overshadowed by a couple natural disasters over the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  51. Scott says:
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    Baez or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  52. jon says:
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    Anyone You are streaming Friday or Saturday?

  53. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Ay Grey back again because Phelps’ scratched start burned me like everyone else and I ended up only getting Nova on waivers instead of him and Gausman so I’m trying to plan out my starts this weekend in order to win this matchup and lock up 1st! Up by 21 now…

    Of the 8 starts I could use before Sunday, only the 6 asterisked marked ones are left so I need help deciding if it’s worth using 2 more starts:

    1) There’s only 4 SP slots but I’m thinking I should bench one or two of my closers (Osuna @TB, Roberston @MIN, or Giles @TEX) on Friday to start Reyes and/or Duffy since they have RP eligibility?

    Carrasco vs. MIA (25.6)*
    Taillon vs. MIL (24.8)*
    Urias vs. SD (23.3)*
    Price @OAK (15.0)*
    Reyes @CIN (10.9)
    Walker vs. LAA (4.5)
    Duffy vs. DET (1.9)

    2) Or if I don’t use one or two starts above then should I start anyone else on Sat?

    Salazar vs. MIA (14.1)*
    Ventura vs. DET (-3.0)
    Triggs vs. BOS (-5.6)

    3) Looking ahead to Sunday are there any guys here I should definitely be starting?

    Bauer vs. MIA (10.4)
    Lugo vs. WAS (-2.8)
    Manaea vs. BOS (-3.)
    Musgrove @TEX (-8.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start Reyes, bench Giles 2. Salazar 3, Bauer, but depends on where the matchup is

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! I did mess up that post a little bit by not including the fact I’m also starting Nova on Saturday but it didn’t affect your answer anyway it seems!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  54. Los Putos says:
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    Salazar sitting on wires. Dump Bundy for him and roll with him at home vs MIA on Sat?

    Also 50 Cent making an appearance at Emilios Beverage Warehouse this Sat in Bellflower CA promoting his Effen vodka brand.

    Ya gots to be there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…. Damn, are you going?

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Am familiar with the neighborhood and will not be attending. Havent listened to Fiddy in quite some time also. Recent hiphop/rap is garbage nowadays (my 0.02 cents).

        The store itself is cool, tons of booze on stock. Have gotten a couple of kegs from them in the past.

        Thanks. Grabbed Salazar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, that doesn’t sound promising… I haven’t listened to Fiddy since early 2000s either

          • @Los Putos: @Grey: My local place just did a blind taste test with Effen vs Majorska 100…Majorska won…which is to say that more than 50 per cent didn’t…

  55. Garbage Day says:
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    Can you rank?

    Bell, Cron, Moncada

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada, Cron

    • Garbage Day says:
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      @Grey: And damn you would take Moncada over Duvall and Schoop? You pretty high on him eh?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Worth a shot

  56. jb says:
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    I’m looking for muthafu*kang rookies to help win it all starting in two weeks. Think I got a chance in five out of eight leagues while the other three I sit 5th or 6th. Thanks for the good advice to make all playoffs! For now, Panik or Scott Shebler for HR, RBIs. Leaning towards Shebler, but have no idea if he can stay hawt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

      • jb says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Have a good one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, little jb

    • jb says:
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      @jb: BTW I held on to JBJ, too, when I was frustrated by him days ago. Couldn’t find a replacement.

  57. jon says:
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    Man, Jank is poo…. I need steals… Jank, Rajai, Dyson or Andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  58. Gregjeffries says:
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    Yo Grey! Who’s the better steals play ROS?
    Peraza, Dyson, T. Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  59. Bravesfanintheuk says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks as always..!

    14 team standard roto.

    I’m in need of two back end rotation options. Who are best 2 or 3 of these for the final push…

    Bundy, Gselleman, Lugo, Fiers, Triggs, Cessa

    So few options it’s almost impossible to stream!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo, Bundy

      • Bravesfanintheuk says:
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        @Grey: Gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  60. muskysmell says:
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    Not a fantasy question today, but tis equally important:
    Chik-fil-A or In-N-Out for lunch today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Chik-Fil-A, but might be the only one in the history of mankind with that preference

      • muskysmell says:
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        nah brosef, I love Chik-Fil-A too

        Today I will have a spicy chicken sandwich and 3-piece chicken strips in honor of the Mustachio’d Fantasy Baseball Whisperer….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, musky, you making me jealous

  61. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    You watching The Get Down?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:

      Speaking of great baseball analysis, how goes it Ralphy…

      Btw, I haven’t watch The Get Down, but I got started on Stranger Things last night and damn, it’s so good.
      I partially grew up in the 80’s so it’s extra fun…

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @muskysmell: I need to check that out. I started Night Of and The Get Down. Now where’s the guy with great baseball analysis? Is Magoo or Oaktown behind me?

        • muskysmell says:
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          *oh you~*

          how is Night Of? That’s on my watch list

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @muskysmell: Okay, I don’t love it. I’m only two episodes in and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t watching baseball on my phone the whole time.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Night Of was great

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Wake Up: Tanks! he’s been good and the speed is coming on.

            Now can I get you into a 2016 Benintendi?

            • @Ralph Lifshitz: Haha…you mean 2017?

              I’m really liking Brinson for next year.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Wake Up: he’s coming back it was only a sprain. I didn’t believe it, but that’s what came back. Sounds like he’ll be back mid-month.

                I like Brinson and he’s been amazing at Colorado Springs. He has some worries though. The power and speed makes him very intriguing for sure, but he could walk more, and K less. He doesn’t make as much hard contact as I’d like to see. Mostly pull power and a 16% LD rate isn’t great.

                Those tools though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heard a bunch of mixed reviews, should I?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I love the setting and concept. It’s inaccurate to what really happened, and can be campy at times. I think it’s worth checking as a hip hop head though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I kinda hate everything Baz Luhrmann does, so that’s why I haven’t already

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: I haven’t watched any of his other stuff. Flash is involved and is one of the main characters and there’s certain things they get right. Plus Nas does all of the flash forward raps.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Okay, no I have watched it and I don’t love.

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: actually it’s all overly done crap.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s his usual MO

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll check it out at some point, but I am so not excited about it and I should be

  62. Scott says:
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    Kepler or Schebler? er, er, er

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  63. Scott says:
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    Phils say TJ gonna get more play. Drop Segedin for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. Dan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like Janikowski or Inciarte ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What? Bellflower no good? Thought that link was EPMD

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: Its right on the outskirts of North Long Beach and Compton. Isnt that where B-Real and Sen Dog are from. Anythehoo, its going to be ghetto packed….I’d assume.

        What no more love for Logic, one of the most talented risers in the game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was talking about Logic to someone recently, saying he was one of my favorite new rappers…So, you know I gots much love! Just that link ended with EPMD scrambled, stupid dyslexia

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: wait, you talk to people in real life too?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You caught me! It was our Uber driver coming home from the airport

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: is there anything uber doesn’t provide?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tips to their drivers, supposedly

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: so weird. I know girls who would get free cab rides by showing their tits and now they can’t even get that.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not sure how much you Uber but it really seems the drivers get tips, but it turns out they don’t… They’re making like $15/hour, and using their gas and car…Best scam ever for Uber

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Its crazy because your car has to be within 7 model years which means most are still paying off their cars and running up the mileage and incurring larger costs for major services. Not to mention going through brake pads more frequently and tires which wear faster when driving on city streets. Currently only three standard market insurance carriers will write your insurance if you do that for a job, even though they dont write it while you drive for the company, most will cancel you if they find out you’re an Uber/Lyft driver. The rates are carzy awful for them. Its kinda bad for them

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s kinda awful, I mean, I get the allure, all you need is a car and you make money, but if you’re doing it instead of finding a real job it could lead to being dependent on it, which wouldn’t be good in long run… We need Trump to stop Uber too

                    • The Hack says:
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                      He’ll promise to shut it down and make it illegal then back off when he acquires it. Speaking of Trump and Hillary, could you think of a better time to be a comedian?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s better than Nixon/Ford

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah was talking about this the other day, hope it works, and if it does, bet in ten years there’s driverless cars all over

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Have you seen them around town?

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Heard about that. Nice one Uber, build a company on the backs of drivers then cut them out of the whole deal and use cars no one wants to drive as taxis

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      No I haven’t seen them yet. I don’t venture far from my home much though.

                      Uber and Google are the definition of gentrification in that neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I just watched a video of it… By the time everyone has a self driving car, I’ll be old and resistant to change… I’ll be basically my mom on Facebook

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Where’s my teleportation or spaceship or something?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Im resistant to change as well. I hate myself for all these new things and prefer life without the net. Yes I said it. Where is my walkman and record stores, music done analog and cars made of steel. Oh and no fucking god damn wildcard in baseball

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Interleague?! No!!!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @The Hack: bleh

      • The Hack says:
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        @nick the dick: jealousy is the sign of ineptitude

        • nick the dick says:
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          @The Hack: Is it called jealousy when you don’t like something? Man, I am super jealous of mayonnaise.

          • The Hack says:
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            @nick the dick: hate the youth cause you getting old and fat

            • nick the dick says:
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              @The Hack: He could be 50 years old and I still wouldn’t like his voice, beats, flow, words and face.

              • The Hack says:
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                @nick the dick: so what’s your real issue with skillful people?

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @The Hack: Logic is everything that all these new rappers is, albeit with slightly better lyrics. Same frat flow, on purpose nerd voice, uses shitty beats for the majority of his stuff and then does his little ‘deep’ song to some simple ass slow beat. I’m not just trying to get you going when I say I really don’t like his music. Sorry. It’s not like we disagree very often on hip hop. Can’t get behind this tho. I-I-I just can’t….

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @nick the dick: you’re blinded by your dickness.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @nick the dick: Church! Mayonnaise is the worst.

            • The Hack says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: you can’t have a ham sandwich without mayo…and fyi, aioli is mayo

              • nick the dick says:
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                @The Hack: Oh I know aioli is mayos herbed cousin. I almost had the police called on me in a Wendy’s over a mayo/aioli incident. Oil is always ALWAYS the better choice. Gimme some spicy mustard homes

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @nick the dick: How do we feel about Childish Gambino?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Can’t take it seriously

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cause he’s an actor?

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @nick the dick: Samsies, he’s like a million kids in every scene that can freestyle for days. I never leave saying “he bodied that beat”

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @The Hack: Mayo on ham? That’s weird. A turkey sandwich on the other hand, slop on that mayo

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: There is nothing in this world I despise more. If there is a Hell (which there isn’t), the devil would most certainly greet you with a hot jar of mayo and a spoon. And he would probably be listening to Logic on a neverending loop too.

              • The Hack says:
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                @nick the dick: logic is better than apathy and I like apathy

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @The Hack: If you honestly think that then you’re a moron

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @The Hack: Like seriously, I just listened to like 5 random songs in a row… All I Do, 5AM, Flexicution, Ballin, and Man Of The Year. They are not good. Standard new bullshit.

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @nick the dick: he is not like the new. He’s a game changer. You must not know new. I thought I lost my hater hat but it appears you stole it

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @The Hack: This discussion got heated.

                      But seriously, Logic….in that song you posted he rhymes shit with shit in the very first two lines. Come on.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @The Hack: My dickishness is what keeps me on the straight and narrow. It’s just not good Foh. You can go listen to those songs I mentioned and like them? No way. Same ol’ same

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Dr, not his finest work, just new shizz off an album of leftovers, if that is your criticism then you be cherry picking.

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @The Hack: It’s not cherrypicking when I can listen to many, many songs in a row and not like them. Sure there might be a decent song somewhere if you keep trying, but you’d be cherrypicking to find the GOOD songs. Go listen to those 5 songs I said, which I listened to randomly, and then look me in my screen and tell me they are all great and gamechangers. It’s too much digging around with nothing to be found. Can’t we just go back on an Oddisee tear?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @nick the dick: jesus christo i was talking to noisewater but you two can go spoon and unsuccessfully make a baby

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @J-FOH: I know, Dr. Kennick Dickwater’s responses are twin-fold. It has also been proven that my seed is capable of impregnating any species known to the western world that I can fit into

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @The Hack: Insulting Apathy to a CT native is like calling Steve Garvey a chicken shit to a Dodgers fan.

                  With that said Apathy hasn’t been good since 2005. Now he’s just a bloated guy in a UConn shirt.

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: you shut your whore mouth when it comes to Garves! He was on the podcast. Now Ron Cey, you can go crazy on that shlub and his ambulance chaser tv commercials

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Ralph Lifshitz: That’s cray cray to say. First of all, Eastern Philosophy came out in 06′. Good album. Wanna Snuggle, Honkey Kong, Connecticut Casual and his new one are all good albums. Weekend At The Cape was awful, okay. Come on man! He is a bit bloated, i’ll give you that…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: He is very good but the dimension has been narrow. I really like the new, especially when he is by himself, but his skills will never take him higher than he is

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @nick the dick: This was an excellent visual. But in my personal hell Lucifer bumps Jedi Mind and insesintly reminds you he likes “that real shit!”…

                • The Hack says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: You guys have no imagination, I think hell is listening to Lil Wayne while being forced to eat celery

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @The Hack: I like celery and there has to be a lot of strippers in hell, and they love Lil Wayne. My guess is things would get fun.

                    • The Hack says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: do you seriously look forward to celery, like of all things I want to eat I choose stank ass celery.

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Ralph Lifshitz: Ha! Constant Vinny Paz and all they feed you is gluten free cooooookies

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @nick the dick: Hmmm appropriate he is the Cookie Monster of rap

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                Can’t we all just get along????

                • nick the dick says:
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                  @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Bring the peace, Noisey! (But tell Foh how bad Logic sucks)

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @nick the dick: F*ck that’s Delicious Season 2 premier is tonight.

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Yeah me too, cause unfortunately 10pm seems so late at times these days.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Do I need to watch this?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: way to ignore Nick and his Im too cool to like anything that might become popular sensibilities. Thanks for the heads up on fuck. Also hip hop is about beefs so we cant al get along

                    • nick the dick says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Pretty much any set of numbers ending with o’clock is when i’m tired out

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      I only listened to a couple songs of Logic, I’m not a fan either. But I like Vinny Paz and everyone on here seems to hate him so eff it.

                      And I just thought that song I posted was dope and maybe everyone else would agree.

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      And yes Grey, have you still not watched that show? Nick and I, me and Nick…he is I and I am him….have been telling you to watch since season 1. Viceland is glorious.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I need to find out on my TV dial thing, I’m so old…Bear with me

  65. Greg says:
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    Why’d I drop Yadi for McCann? He finally homers….

    Tom Murphy. I had been “cyclopsing” Sanchez (as in Gary) all year and was caught off guard by his relatively early promotion….didn’t get him. 1st place team did. Fu**. But Tom Murphy could be deadly in Coors….he coming up? Playing?

    I have heard nada…..sigh. Catcher question in 1, 2, 3….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see Murphy getting real PT, maybe a couple times a week, they’re not going to bench Hundley indefinitely

  66. jon says:
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    Ervin Santana a good stream tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Quintana also.. hoping for a 2-1 game get a nice two QS out of it.. seems likely

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  67. B the Esq. says:
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    RoS Kinsler or Moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  68. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Think Michael Saunders might be heating up again? Or could this just be the death rattle?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heating up again

  69. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking for some advice on my outfield/bench in my 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league(we keep 10). I have a few guys that haven’t been really producing much lately. Mainly A.JUDGE and B. BELT. I also have Mazara but think that he has the highest ceiling of the 3 and I might end up keeping him next year.
    Available bats are
    J.GYORKO
    B.MILLER(was just dropped)
    J.HEYWARD
    L.FORSYTHE
    D.SPAN(where did this power come from)
    B.BUXTON(is he worth giving another shot)
    SCHIMPF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could regret dropping guys in that league… Could see trying Gurriel over Judge

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Realistically Belt and Judge won’t be kept. I also have Pollock, Cain, Bautista and Sano to play the OF/UTIL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha…, you are giving them to someone else though… I guess Gyorko and Logan

  70. JJ says:
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    GURRIEL is also available

  71. the tone ranger says:
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    grey, for sunday, would you start any of these guys?

    Musgrove @ tex
    d.norris @kc
    lugo vs Was
    graveman vs bos
    dickey @ tb

    I’m dying to get some of these guys going b/c I feel like Ill need the points to win but all of them are so damn risky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

      • The tone ranger says:
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        @Grey: yeah he’s my top choice if I can snag him off waivers tonight. Whose your 2nd guy? Musgrove? Graveman? Phelps going down abs straily being moved up to sat really f’d me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Graveman, but very risky

  72. nick the dick says:
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    The lesson of today…Logic is still a hot button that sets it off. I can smell the offseaon, where alot of hip hop comes out to play. Aw fuck it, what we gonna do right here is go back!
    https://youtu.be/pE_TPJBNlAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, you’re busting it out with this… Holy crap

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Pudgee tha Fat Bastard! Ah man, we gotta get outta that thread up there. It’s like a maze…yeah I think we it’s time we gotta throw it back for a stretch. Onemore, onemore….
        https://youtu.be/-qt4dEaNz1I
        And yeah G! Dr. Kennick Dickwater has been telling you for a hot minute, get on F That’s Delish!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Onyx! Get your hands up! Damn, you’re on one right now

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Anyone else just throw their gunz in the air?! Friday post tomorrow that spans 3 days? Watch out random dope hip hop, here I come!…been finding alot of old tracks with remixes better than the original like that one. ‘Ghetto remix’ ha! So 90’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Looking forward to it

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: Tugging at my heart strings!…if there’s no disagreement, i’m not having any fun

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @nick the dick: Dickwater is great…if you’re into that kind of thing. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So mellow, so much love, that Mos Def

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: Yasiin Bey! So much love

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Worst name change ever

            • nick the dick says:
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              @Grey: Ron Artest to Metta World Peace?

  73. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Last minute keeper trade deadline help!

    Segura ($7) or Schoop ($5) for 2017 on?

    Thanks!

  74. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Best couple starts (limited moves h2h)

    Guerra @PIT, CHC
    Walker LAA, TEX
    Reyes @CIN, @PIT
    Nova MIL, CIN
    Finnigan NYM, PIT
    Zimmerman (should return next week)

  75. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Best couple starts (limited moves h2h)

    Guerra @PIT, CHC
    Walker LAA, TEX
    Reyes @CIN, @PIT
    Nova MIL, CIN
    Finnigan NYM, PIT
    Zimmerman (should return next week)

  76. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Best couple starts (limited moves h2h)

    Guerra @PIT, CHC
    Walker LAA, TEX
    Reyes @CIN, @PIT
    Nova MIL, CIN
    Finnigan NYM, PIT
    Zimmerman (should return next week)

  77. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Best couple starts (limited moves h2h)

    Guerra @PIT, CHC
    Walker LAA, TEX
    Reyes @CIN, @PIT
    Nova MIL, CIN
    Finnigan NYM, PIT
    Zimmerman (should return next week)

  78. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Holy crap….my bad, man. Really crappy hotel WiFi signal.

  79. Crock says:
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    Rupp or Leon at catcher?

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