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What’s in a name?  I believe a lot.  I come from the new age school of thought that if you name your kid, Quimby, his first words will be, “Err-ah.”  Name your kid, Grey Albright, he’ll be pessimistic but wildly intelligent, shining light on the darkest corners of the fantasy globe.  Name your kid, Tim Anderson, and *stretches*  Sorry, I fell asleep, who were we talking about?  Oh, Tim Anderson, right.  *bumps head on desk*  Sorry, just dozed off again.  Who were we talking– *sees Tim Anderson’s name, falls off chair, curls into fetal position*  Nighty-night time.  Rename Tim Anderson, to Giancarlo Anderson, and you want his babies, assuming he wants you to have his babies.  It’s important to get consent first, I learned this the hard way with the other Giancarlo.  So, I’m going to go a little crazy about Anderson this offseason, but this post is just about what he can do over the next two weeks.  That would be best informed by what he’s done over the last week:  a home run, four steals and hitting near-.400.  As the poet in me wants to say, time is nil, make Tim nigh.  Okay, I’m going back to calling him Giancarlo Anderson.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jose Martinez – And another guy who should change his name to Giancarlo.  Where’s all the fun names like Rhys Willyaspoonme?

Brandon Moss – The chances he stays hot for another two weeks are slim to anorexic, though that might be better left for his niece, Kate.

Jose Reyes – Has been hot.  Emphasis on ‘has been.’  Also, if you have a league that counts times a player throws his significant other through a door, you really need a new league.  That’s sick.  Or you should be playing fantasy football.  By the way, get a free 7-day trial for our fantasy football tools.  Just put in the promo code, GREY IS THE GREATEST.  Kidding.  There’s no promo code.

Yolmer Sanchez – Just realized something that’s worth pointing out after I point out that I just realized something for the most awkward intro to a sentence ever, a lot of guys on this list are playing on terrible teams.  Know why that’s good this time of year?  Because teams that are out of it are playing guys to see what they have.  Somewhere, Jose Pirela’s like, “Yo, I’m the three hole hitter.  El oh no shizz.”

Willie Calhoun – “He’s here, goddamn it all to hell, he’s here!”  That’s the Rangers’ town crier as he rings a bell.

Ozzie Albies – I might get bae close to Ozzbies this offseason, because, what is an MI that Grey doesn’t get crazy about?  Not a, not a damn thing.

Eduardo Escobar – I know, this is gonna sound bizzonkers, but I kinda want every Twins hitter right now (though Buxton has been less hot than all of the other ones).

Nicholas Castellanos – We should start calling this guy, Exitolas Velocitanos.  Definitely sounds Greek.  Hey, Exitolas Velocitanos, I’m going to let you use my good china, but please be careful with this glass.  OPA!  Damn it, Exitolas!

Matt Chapman – By the by, I didn’t forget Matt Olson.  I just gave you a Matt Olson fantasy, while I was drinking Pedialyte and getting a pedicure, but Olson is owned in more than 50% of leagues; Chapman’s not.

Yandy Diaz – Your hustle doesn’t go unnoticed, but your league has gotta be deep for Yandy Diaz to be more like Fundy Dias.  I mean, other than playing for the greatest team of all teams, he hasn’t exactly lit up the sky with power or speed.  Is getting counting stats, though, because the Indians are some win getters.  That would be my favorite phrase if I were a manager, “Yo, you a win getter?”  Players would be looking around like, “Oh, boy, Dad learned some new slang.”

Jose Peraza – There’s no way of knowing this, but Peraza could easily be this upcoming week’s Tim Anderson, i.e., goes SAGNOF crazy and farts perfumey fragrances.  This might be some optimism on my part since I own Peraza and am gathering steals like they’re Apples in an iPhone orchard.

Michael Taylor – Not only is this guy the last Bowden Fluffer, he also feels like a guy who just never had a chance to prove himself.  Throw him on the Padres for 155 games and 550 ABs, is he that much worse than Margot?

Delino DeShields – It might be me (whenever I say that I don’t think it’s just me), but the better the opportunity for Delino, the more disappointing he is.  Gonna start calling him, Delino DisAppoints.

Mitch Haniger – Besides the note I made in Yolmer’s blurb about a lot of guys being listed here that are on bad teams, also quite a few guys that are begging me for sleeper posts next year.  *skims list*  You, “Please, Jesus Christ Ramirez, not Delino.  Please!  Oh, and, Grey, how ya like my new combover?”  Looks good, brah.

Kevin Kiermaier – Should contribute for all five categories.  Like your aunt that never married, he’s got 5 cats locked down!

Teoscar Hernandez – I could be misremembering this, but I feel like the Jays haven’t had a breakthrough for a rookie hitter since John Olerud, and he was rocking his spaceman helmet that was prolly from the NASA gift shop and had magical powers.  Any hoo!  Teoscar could be good for some speed and power.

Shane Greene – See my next blurb, shizz sums up things on the full.

Matt Belisle – I’m about to win a league while leading the league in saves.  The closers I have:  Ramos, Dyson, Treinen, Greene and Belisle.  SAGNOF, snitches!  Maybe we’ll get some more converts next year from the people who drafted Aroldis, Melancon and Britton.  Though, next year, as with every year, there will be people who say something like, “I didn’t want to mess with a guy like Raisel Iglesias so I drafted Kimbrel in the 4th,” and Kimbrel will break a knee in May.  Without hashtag fail.

Sam Dyson – Melancon had forearm surgery and is out for the season.  There’s no truth to the rumor that Melancon injured his forearm by continually facepalming after people pronounced his last name with a hard C.

Eduardo Rodriguez – This is a straight Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to Facebook to ask why it doesn’t have more friends.

SELL

Corey Dickerson – Didja know that Co-Dick is not only his nickname, but also Malaysian Siamese twins who do porn?  As for this Co-Dick, he sucks.  Wait, that’s the Malaysian Co-Dick again.  Dickerson has four hits in about four weeks, no foolsies.  Buh-bye.

Justin Smoak – Up until last night, he was a Septumbler, hitting .175 in the month with two homers.  *lets out a small chuckle*  You know I just reverse jinxed Smoak and he’s about to homer again.  You just know this.  Assuming I don’t reverse jinx him, he’s been so ice cold.  Cold Smoak, what’s this, a Quickfire challenge and a cheftestant has out some liquid nitrogen?  “It’s a cherry sorbet with a frozen chocolate foam yarmulke.  I call it, Cherries Jew-B-Glee.”

   
  1. Armchair QB says:
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    Picked up Reyes 2 weeks ago or so and have been riding him like you ride Giancarlo. Should I drop him for Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  2. Curious George Springer says:
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    Evidently no glory in posting first here! I’m just happy that I already have several of these guys and am up 9-3 in my H2H matchup right now. Of course the week is only about half over…

    I felt particularly excited about Castellanos. I picked him up specifically because I figured he would homer off Shields, which he did. I’m glad I remember the predictions that come true.

    Hey! an ice cream truck!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watch out for traffic!

  3. phennore says:
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    16-team 5X5 roto league and I have Danny Duffy possibly coming off the DL on Sunday. Would you drop any of these starters to keep him on the roster? Thanks,

    Alex Wood
    Alex Cobb
    Mike Clevinger
    Chase Anderson
    Kyle Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Duffy

  4. Brian says:
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    in playoffs, 16 team h2h. 6×6 with k/bb and qs. have large leads in ratios (ERA – 1.19 to 5.88, WHIP – .92 to 1.52, K/BB – 4.31 to 2.07) and leads in K (56-31) and QS (7-3). Should i start alex wood @ was tonight?

    my remaining SPs for the week are verlander v sea, quintana v stl, teheran v nym, gibson v tor, and duffy @ cle (doubt i’ll start him). my opponent has kyle hendricks v stl, bridwell v tex, romano v pit, lively v oak, peters v mil, and biagini @ min. He’s been picking up at least 1 guy to stream each day so he may have 2 additional SPs.

    Right now we’re deadlocked 6-6 so i can’t completey protect my ratios by benching all my SPs. even though his P are weak, i need to try to keep him at bay in K and QS. so again, would you start wood @ was? I’m leaning no as he just hasn’t been very good lately.

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you wait until Nats lineup is announced?

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: yeah. who am i looking for to be in or out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just ask when it’s posted

        • Brian says:
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          @Brian: turner, kendrick, murphy, zim, rendon, werth, taylor, wieters. so they got everybody going

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Brian: Hopefully this means they rest a few guys tomorrow when Hill faces them!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d bench Wood

            • Brian says:
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              @Grey: Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  5. ctrengove says:
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    Grey,

    The first (of two) 2-week round of the playoffs in my points league ends on Sunday, and I’m presently up 819.5 to 734. We are capped at 20 SPs in the match, and my opponent and I both have 3 remaining. He has Stras, deGrom, and Hendricks, but mine are Ray, Cookie Carrasco, and Hill, so I’m feeling pretttay, pretttay, pretttay good. Just need to hold serve essentially.

    Other than the aforementioned Ray & Cookie, my major contributors this round have included Rhys Hoskins, Matt Olson, Whit Merrifield, and Luke Weaver, while your recommendations of Chirinos, Haniger, and Reyes have paid off. It’s a beautiful thing.

    Thought you’d like to know. Thanks for all the excellent advice. Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… you too!

  6. Dan says:
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    Drop Chris Taylor for either Tim Anderson or Jose Reyes for H2H playoffs?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  7. JoeyBatCave says:
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    Does Smoak have much value in a keeper league next season over a guy who might be able to actually help me these last two weeks in the playoffs (e.g., Castellanos, Tim Anderson)? He would be superfluous since I already have Arenado, Freeman, and Lamb at my 1B/3B/CI slots. Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does have some keeper value but I don’t know your keeper rules, can someone else pick him up and keep him for free?

      • JoeyBatCave says:
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        @Grey: Nah, guys picked off waivers during our playoffs aren’t keeper eligible, so that’s a moot point. Any thoughts on possible ADP next year so I can do some mental math? Top 80, maybe? Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah top 75-100 sounds about right… think Trumbo this year

  8. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Lackey got tossed while the play was still going on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, good ol Lackey

      • A2K says:
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        @Grey:

        #restingdouchebagface

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  9. DonnieB says:
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    Anderson over Calhoun if competing this year?
    Any guess on saves ROS between Petit, Soria or whoever for Angels,Marlins or Royals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Anderson… Soria, Barraclough

  10. LenFuego says:
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    You have made me laugh a lot this year, Grey, but never as hard as the “It’s important to get consent first, I learned this the hard way with the other Giancarlo” line. That was a double-dipper – where you laugh for a while, then slow down and almost stop, but then you go back and read it again and laugh again just as hard as the first read. (And actually I just read it again while writing this paragraph, and got a third dose.)

    I believe this is the first time you have had two Sells all year. My theory is that Smoak is a fake news sell – you are holding him, not selling him, and that blurb was just a desperate attempt to fool the fantasy gods into heating him up. Nice try, but you know that never works, right? The fantasy gods know all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I do what I can for the Fantasy Gods… thanks!

  11. Stevie says:
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    One last question . Championship time! H2H points league. Who would you sit among these six for next week’s games? Need to sit two. Here are the matchups
    Bregman 3 White Sox, 3 Angels
    Correa 3 White Sox, 3 Angels
    A. Jones 3 Red Sox, 4 Rays
    Upton 3 Indians, 3 @Astros
    J. Turner 3 Giants, 4 @ Phillies
    McCutchen 3 Brewers, 3 Cardinals
    Again, I need to sit two, and it’s a points league. Positions don’t matter, I have enough flexibility. Thanks for your help for the entire season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, McCutchen

  12. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    except it may have turned a tie into a loss i’m watching this STL @ CUBS and there’s been 2 no called errors this innings. carmart had looked fine, the ump is f’d this game (ask horse toothed jackass) but at least 3 outs given away by defense but not accounted for in box score. carmart was having trouble throwing actual strikes this inning.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: at MOST 3 ER might be in order for carmart here. possibly only 2.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: no ERA/WHIP/losses so F’d it won’t matter probably anyway, but i’d bet it IS huge to somebody else when his line has the incorrect 7 ER rather than 3.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: well actually 3 errors, 2 by carmart/molina on same taylor made double play. minimum the one on molina.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was kinda ridiculous

  13. dustyfingers says:
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    For next week. DeJong, T Anderson, Albies and Moncada ranks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, DeJong, Anderson

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: I’d say AVG is my biggest deficiency but it’s Cat H2H so overall numbers matter most. Rolling with Belli, Judge, Ryhsus, and JD for power. Whit and Myers for steals.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go DeJong, Anderson

          • dustyfingers says:
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            @Grey: Great and thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  14. Count De Monetballl says:
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    I wish I had a question; but I just had to say that post was pure gold! I was giggling the enter time I read it (while sounding a bit likely Mutley since I have a bit of a cold).

    Little update on my playing spoiler;
    1. I got about 35 steals in the last 30 days (35% of my season total, that was easy, I have about 100 steals). During this stretch, I went from 8th to tied for 2nd in saves and passed 2-3 league champion contenders in that time frame, haha; I wish I could show you the yahoo chart view of this, it’s a thing of beauty.
    2. My other focus is chasing W’s, the ultimate fools game. I’ve made up about a 5-W deficit over the next player above me, but “lowercase might” be able to catch a contender; here’s to hoping when I start 8 pitchers to blow over our innings cap, that I pull out a bunch of wins (hope I don’t “cross streams”.
    3. just caught a contender in ERA, Mr. J.A. Happ, don’t f*ck it up tonight!
    4. On the heals of a contender for WHIP (hear what I said Happ?)

    Thanks and have an awesome weekend.

    CdM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Haha, awesome! 2. Fingers crossed! 3. Haha And caught a cold….

      Feel better, CdM!

  15. BK says:
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    Got Tim Anderson on my bench and basically only care about batting average and keeping warm body levels of HR/R/RBI. I could start him over Bogaerts, Merrifield, Rosario, Reddick, Buxton or Gardner. He still rides the bench, right? Same question with Mauer vs. Lamb, KSeager and the outfielders.

    • Grey

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      He’s been better than Xander and Amed

      • BK says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, definitely better than Xander, he’s the debatable one. Having a tough time talking myself into it though. Rosario is Eddie, not Amed. Thanks for the thoughts and have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha, yeah, over Xander

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: there was some b.s. rotoworld blurb about how anderson has been worse than hanson like a week or 2 ago. it was right when he was probably hottest too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  16. zombie says:
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    Have a nice weekend, Grey. Thanks for an entertaining week for all of us still reading and staying out of the way, while out the running. We’re still here. Just a little pissed off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too!

  17. jason batteiger says:
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    you believing this faria stays in bullpen over andriese, who’s been awful since recall? i’ve got faria in far too many leagues. in some i can probably wait (a 20 teamer where i have few adds left and gohara as possible drop, but he was good last time in awful matchup), but here’s one where i might be better off just dropping, 14 team h2h where i’m off this week
    SP (max 12 starts per week so about 8 starters or 7 while streaming one is best)
    paxton/gio g/hill/wood/lamet/straily/richards/darvish
    DL faria/duffy
    streamers out there: junis/peters/fulmer (still don’t trust, but if runs good tonight maybe)
    gohara
    probably should drop faria (or at least wait to see if andriese is awful tonight and maybe they reverse course) and straily to stream straily’s spot. or drop all of faria (if no job)/richards (after his next one) for stream spot and straily too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can wait for game tonight, but I don’t have much faith in Faria either… Straily’s been fine at home

  18. Mark says:
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    Looks like Washington is starting their A team. Bench Wood against them in Washington? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bench

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Mark: i almost fell for it yesterday and put in folty. but it was too late and i’m happy it was.

  19. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    holy crap, beltre’s actually back starting. didn’t think we were gonna see this at all this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised by that too

  20. Ball Park Frank says:
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    Olson hits another HR nd it was a deep 2nd deck bomb. 483 ft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy hot right now

  21. J-FOH says:
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    I heard you took Noisey to Zankou. Great call…white garlic sauce!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah since I can’t eat gluten or anything right now, I figured I could just have chicken and he could enjoy some of that garlic sauce

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Cheap is always good. I told him about that spot too before you went so double bonus there. Im glad he got some proper grub. Korean BBQ was the one thing I didnt get him to. If I wasnt so far away I would of taken him to Parks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, also thought Zankou was a good under the radar place, show him true LA flavor… Damn, I want Parks again so bad… Criminal I haven’t been since that night with you and Sky…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that’s wrong. I talk about it all the time yet am too lazy to make the drive

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, we need to do Parks again

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: we should take Son, he’s Korean, maybe knows about a special menu item or something like that

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh my God, perfect idea! We have to now…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’m an ideas man!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I like it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plus it’s cheap

  22. luvpho says:
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    Albies or Moncada in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  23. Fish says:
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    Thanks Paxton for that showing! Time to dump him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Ball Park Frank says:
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        @Grey: Agreed. About to do it now

  24. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    wow…didn’t know Brandon Moss was that much of a redneck. His niece is 10 years older than him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

  25. Tjvera says:
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    Grey what do you consider a good streamonator $ value as a good start and what is the $ for a no thank you

    • Tjvera says:
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      @Tjvera:

      I’m asking cause you posted Nick Pivetta but he is at -14.5 vs the dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta must’ve been bumped to Dodgers, or I misread… He’s not a good start, I’m going to remove him now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and $4+ is decent

  26. M says:
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    It’s early but do you think Souza, Kepler, or E.Rosario have the chance to find their way on one of your 2018 OF sleeper posts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  27. joemorganhair says:
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    You like Wacha @ Wrigley today? Big game for both teams.

    How about Ryu @ WSH tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are good

  28. Josh says:
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    Start Richard Hill @ Nats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Fair enough.

  29. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey! Who’s your pick for an extra champ-round bat next week?

    Olson ([email protected], 3v Tex)

    Rosario (3 @NYY, Gray Garcia tanaka, 4 @DET, hot garbage)

    Kiermaier (Lester Lackey then 4 @BAL righties)

    Moncada (3 @hou 3 v KC)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

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

  30. danny almonte says:
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    Yo

    Parra or Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  31. Nomahhh says:
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    Just Turner just hit waivers as my *hopefully* finals matchup is around the corner. Would have to lose the hot hitting Matt Olson for em, worth the switch or ride the white lightning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Olson

  32. Dakota says:
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    I’m in a 5×5 roto keeper league. I can keep 7 players in the round they were drafted. I picked up Ahmed Rosario or Ozzie ALbies off the waiver wire (months ago) so I can redraft in the last round next season. Which one would you keep and why? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

      • Dakota says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! I can see Albies being a star in the league. Rosario too, and that’s my challenge. I get A lot of Rosario’s value is defense. Does he have enough fantasy value to redraft in a keeper league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  33. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also!

    1. Who from the below would be your last 3 keeper picks? Keep 7 standard roto, my first 4 super easy keepers are $18 Goldy, $3 Bellinger, $26 Blackmon, and $13 Just Dong (woo!!!).

    OPTIONS (*=current picks)
    $15 Schoop*
    $11 Devers*
    $10 Robbie Ray*
    $4 Godley
    $3 Sonny Gray
    $4 Weaver
    $8 Richards
    $5 Beckham
    $5 Rosario
    $7 Villar

    Lots of guys I’m excited to draft again next year, too bad not enough keeper spots.

    2. In the same league, would you try trading some of your lower keepers for a $33 Kershaw? Say…Devers plus Gray or something like that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Schoop, Devers, dealer’s choice, prolly just Gray

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Steve says:
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    Castellanos’ nickname is the Greed God of Hard Contact

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  35. Matthew Lehman says:
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    grey in what order would you take these MI ROS: anderson, moncada, albies, beckham, simmons ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, Anderson, Moncada, depends on needs

  36. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Would you start any of Berrios (@nyy, @det), Marquez (@sf, @sd) or Perdomo (vs ari, vs col) next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but if I had to, Marquez

  37. Jamie says:
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    @grey: in a H2H matchup for next week, who would you pick up for saves? Belisle, Neris, or Nicasio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belisle

  38. Random Collmenter says:
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    Drop Gardner for Winker in a dynasty league? Could also drop Tim Anderson or Tim Beckham.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  39. Fungazi says:
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    You like Snell for 2 start week in H2H semi finals? Match ups are home vs cubs and at Baltimore.

    It’s 2 limit adds per week and I’m using bye week picks to load up streamers. Other option would be use 2 pickups on 2 of Gibson @ det, Lively @ atl or Ryu vs SF, but Ryu might get skipped again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound very good, but I guess if you’re desperate… I prefer Gibson, Ryu

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, desperate is a good word. With the limited moves in this league everyone hogs the SP and the only available are ~15% owned type guys. I’ll take another look at Gibson, he has an 8+ ERA in 4 starts vs Detroit this year.

        Another note, I’m assuming Paxton is still hurt? 3 MPH dip in velo in that blow up start.

        Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, wouldn’t touch Paxton

  40. ebudz says:
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    Grey!

    Bye week was timed well as I’ve been super busy with my new promotion and feel like I’m a big step behind now! Think my team needs some tuning as I head into my semifinal H2H matchup next week! I’ve got all 6 adds to use before next week…

    1) Pitching wise here’s how the staff looks now:

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
    (2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
    (4) P: Hand, Betances, Ryu, Bauer
    (6) Bench: Morton, Corbin, McHugh, Weaver, Snell, Wacha

    (2) DL: McCullers

    And here are the matchups I’m looking at with a mix of guys I own and some who are unowned so based off this, who is the first drop from pitching I need to make in order to make other adds going forward since McCullers still locked in my DL spot… is McCullers the drop now?

    … also who are some must starts here out of the guys I don’t own?

    9/19
    Glasnow vs. MIL (17.4)
    Marquez @SF (7.0)
    Snell vs. CHC (6.5)
    Clevinger @LAA (-5.6)

    9/20
    McHugh vs. CHW (14.3)
    M Moore vs. COL (14.1)
    Weaver @CIN (3.4)

    9/21
    Bauer @LAA (2.5)

    9/22
    deGrom vs. WSH (30.8)
    Severino @TOR (17.6)
    Morton vs. LAA (4.6)
    Wacha @PIT (-1.2)

    9/23
    Manaea vs. TEX (14.1)
    Ryu vs. SF (13.0)
    Chacin vs. COL (9.9)
    Lynn @PIT (-1.9)

    9/24
    Marquez @SD (9.8)
    Cotton vs. TEX (5.9)
    Corbin vs. MIA (1.2)
    Snell @BAL (-1.8)
    Gausman vs. TB (-3.1)
    Clevinger @SEA (-4.5)

    9/25
    Weaver vs. CHC (7.4)

    2) Now for hitting, what changes would you make to this lineup heading into win or go home playoffs!

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: LeMahieu
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Springer, Myers, Souza
    (2) UT: Abreu, D. Santana

    (2) DL: Harper

    Available Bats: Pham, Choo, Reddick, Gennett, Olson, N. Williams, DeShields, Joyce, E Escobar, Happ, Castellanos, Haniger, Peraza, Albies, Kiermier, Nimmo, Chirinos, W. Ramos + probably anyone listed in your Buy post… so many options!

    Really appreciate your help as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McCullers, Wacha, grab Marquez, I wouldn’t start any of the negative starts either — like Snell’s 2nd start

      Lose Souza for Pham, Domingo for Castellanos

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Made those pitching swaps and about to add Pham over Souza, but surprised you’d drop Domingo for Cast? With Myer’s injury would you still roll him going into playoffs instead of Domingo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, I saw Myers’ injury after I wrote that comment… Lose Myers instead of Domingo

  41. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Need saves, but also need Wins and K’s on the last day of this h2h match up

    Down 25 K, 2 wins and 1 save. I have 5 starters going, he has 3.

    My starters:

    Strasburg vLAD (Ryu)
    Teheran vNYM (Gsellman)
    Gibson vTOR (Biagini)
    E-Rod @TB (Odorizzi)
    Woodruff @MIA (Peters)

    His starters:

    Duffy (60-70 pitch limit) @CLE (Kluber)
    Walker @SF (Stratton)
    Biagini @MIN (Gibson)

    My closers:

    Diaz @HOU (Moore v Verlander)
    Rivero @CIN (Cole v Stephenson)
    Treinen @PHI (Manaea v Alvarez)
    Holland vSD (Gray v Chacin)

    His closers:

    Neris vOAK (Manaea v H Alvarez)
    Belisle vTOR (Gibson v Biagini)
    Petit vTEX (Richards v M Gonzalez)

    I think my riskiest start is Woodruff @MIA and my closer least likely to get a save would be Diaz. Otherwise I see a solid chance for a few wins and a couple saves.

    For my opponent, Walker looks like the only good chance for a win and Belisle and Petit (if he even gets the chance) look like solid bets for save opportunities.

    so…..

    1) I can only start 8 pitchers and I have 5 starters and 4 closers, so someone is going to have to sit. If he starts all 3 starters (he would have to drop someone to activate Duffy before the game), would you rather chase SV or K/Wins. Im thinking if he doesn’t activate Duffy, to chase K/Wins and start all 5 starters, possibly sitting Diaz (worst chance for a save?). However, if he does start all 3 starters, K’s might be too hard to catch up to, so just start my best 4 starters and all 4 closers, likely sitting Woodruff.

    2) Do you agree that between the starters and closers, that Woodruff or Diaz would be the sits?

    Also muddying up this whole matter, while I do have a decent lead in ERA (3.14 v 4.11), WHIP is extremely close (1.13 v 1.17), so if I start all 5 starters, I might risk losing my marginal lead in WHIP.

    Ugh…just don’t l know what the best strategy is here. Any advise before games start today would be amazing.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sit Diaz

  42. Tank1 says:
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    Grey, coming down the stretch I am well under the inning limit for my league and am considering picking up 1 0r 2 of the following to fill in the final starts – J. Gray, Marquez, Manaea or Gibson. Who would you recommend? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

  43. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Teheran vs Gsellman NYM today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  44. lwomack58 says:
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    Jose Martinez, Beltre, Puig, D. Santana, S. Marte, Moreland or Pujols as utility bat.

    Which two do you prefer.

    Thanks and have a nice Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martinez, Domingo, you too!

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you for your quick response.

        Looks like Pujols and Marte will be dropped for J. Mart and D. Santana. Was hoping Marte would come around because I could use the SB’s. Pujols looked old last night running the bases.

        My playoffs start tomorrow so wanting to put the best lineup out there.

        Have a great week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  45. Tank1 says:
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    Keeper league- drop Smoak for Olson? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  46. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey there! Need to drop one for next week…H2H playoffs QS and W … drop McCullers (CWS and LAA but also could be bullpen) or Woodruff (Cubbies).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey Greylord. Went to the movies and saw mother! (With Jennifer Lawrence) this weekend. Wow do not waste your time. It’s not what you think it is. So I made it to the finals in one of my H2H leagues. 500$ first place prize….here’s my questions for next week

    1) please pick 1 of these guys to sit on the bench next week
    Jay Bruce ([email protected], [email protected])
    Hoskins (4vsLAD, [email protected])
    Mccutchen (3vsSTL, 3vs MIL)
    Ozuna (3vsNYM, [email protected])

    2)please pick 2 to start next week in my lineup

    Ed-Rod @CIN (Stephenson)
    Sonny Gray @TOR (stroman)
    Peacock vsCHW (shields)
    Jordan Montgomery @TOR (biagni)

    • Nightmare! says:
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      @Nightmare!: also they just announced Collin mchugh is starting Tuesday vsCHW. Possible two start week for him? He’s on my bench as well

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What’s McHugh’s 2nd start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bummer about Mother, prolly get a free screening at some point to see it… 1. Bruce 2. Peacock, Gray

      • Nightmare! says:
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        @Grey: mchugh is vsCHW, vsLAA if no McCullers next weeks. Also they could potentially start fiers if they stick to a 6 man. Is it worth the risk to start mchugh over Sonny Gray @TOR

        • Nightmare! says:
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          @Nightmare!: one more thing…..not spoiling anything but mother is actually a biblical movie

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Really? Wow, had no idea

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, worth the risk for McHugh over Gray

  48. Packers says:
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    Hi Grey, I’m looking at next year only. 12 team keep all roto. How do you rank Manaea, Godley, Roark, Odorizzi and Folty?

    2. would you trade Semien and Barreto for Story? We start 2 at each position and I have Bregman at SS. I wouldn’t mind an extra roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Godly, Manaea 2. Sure

  49. FrankGrimes says:
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    Feel Free to kick me
    In the nuts if I Draft that
    Fuckwad Cole next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  50. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream Straily vs NYM tomorrow-SON +10

    Thanks and hope your enjoying your Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  51. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey Booked in Finals and large part due to you! Thanks! Would you drop DeJong to add Reyes? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I wouldn’t

  52. morningsunshine says:
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    Hey Grey, which 3B should I add? Semi starting next week. H2H R RBI HR SB AVG OBP.
    Beltre, Yolmer, Asdrubal Cabrera, Healy or Headley?
    Wanted to add Casty but he was gone and I have no more moves til Monday..
    Is Beltre my best bet? I’m not even sure if he’ll play every game since he seems to have rushed back from injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Healy

      • morningsunshine says:
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        @Grey: Candelario’s been decent for the Tigers, you like him any?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s been hot

  53. Fausto

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    Late Sunday Batty Call for Monday… (Gotta grab today for tomorrow, trying to fill light schedule)…
    Matt Joyce @ DET(B. Farmer)
    Ellsbury vs MIN(Ervin S.)
    Candelario vs OAK(J. Cotton)
    D.Smith @MIA(D. Straily)
    Id be dropping Adaml Duvawful
    .
    Leaning Joyce hes 2-3(HR) off B. Farmer…and 0-1 in slurs, i cant get behind that for more than a day so id be dropping him Mon for either ODB or Chad Greene…
    Thoughts and thankyous… And good luck these last few weeks should you need it.

    • Fausto

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      @fausto: or Mon nite I could drop Joyce to grab moncada to pair with my new bae Timmy Randerson.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, drop tomorrow for Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joyce

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