You know how they have 17 hours of unseen footage on the Anchorman DVD that you spent 17 hours watching to only keep saying, “Well, I know why they cut this out?”  In a similar vein, I wrote about V-Mart in the Buy/Sell that’s coming later today, but have since cut it.  Still, here it is in its uncut form, “Victor Martinez – Hey, it didn’t work out like you antissapated (sic) when you ignored my advise (sic) to not draft hymn (sic).  In 12 to 14 team mixed leagues, he’s still tentatively a hold, but in shallower leagues, you really need to start looking elsewhere.  (Maybe make this funnier, Grey, your intern wrote this and it’s hot garbage and who’s writing this note if it’s not you, Grey?  Wait, are you asking yourself if you’re writing in third person?  That’s like next level shizz!)”  So, yeah, I was ready to move on from V-Mart in shallower leagues.  He looked lost like the Lost writers during the final season of Lost.  I told you not to draft him in the preseason, and I still don’t like him at all, but after he homered twice yesterday (2-for-4, 5 RBIs with his 7th and 8th homers), I’d definitely hold to see if yesterday was the K-turn he needed to get out of his cul-de-suck.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Cabrera – Ausmus said Miggy could be activated sometime before August 19th.  Whoa, way to get the press off your back.  Now every day a reporter has to ask if today’s the day Miggy returns.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, a walk-off homer.  I never understood why some fantasy sites point shizz like that out.  Who cares if it’s a walk-off homer?  Maybe I’ve been down this fantasy rabbit hole too long, but I don’t have Walk-Off Homers as a category in my league.  I do have “Pats On Head Accepted” so I wish I avoided Beltre.

Anthony Gose – 2-for-4 as he leadoff.  Mean’s while, Rajai, The King of SAGNOF, didn’t start for the 2nd game in a row and I dropped him.  Being royalty just ain’t what it was before the French paparazzo chased Princess Di into that tunnel.

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.82.  I Am Anibal has been iffy at best and unownable at worst, and I wouldn’t want to own him in any mixed league, even if the Stream-o-Nator happens to like a start of his.

Yordano Ventura – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.29.  Serious questions, over-the-internet friend, did you lose a bet?  Then why do you own Ventura?

Stephen Strasburg – Could start tomorrow.  I’ll effin’ believe it when Effin Stressbird is back on the mound.

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  Will remain in the rotation with Fister moved to the bullpen.  Surprised by this move since Ross is on an IP limit and Fister was a free agent signing.  Not to mention, a guy who can’t strike out anyone in the bullpen just sounds goofy, but there ya go.  Yesterday, 1908 Yahoo teams dropped Ross before this news.  Insult to injury if those 1908 people were also Cubs fans.  The number haunts us!

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Looked like he went back to being cold doodie that splashes back on you, but maybe this is a sign of life.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  And you thought he retired!  Wait, so did I.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!  What a bizarre, totally unnecessary inning that was for a closer who has a 1.71 ERA.

Jeremy Hellickson – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.06.  They don’t call him Hell Boy for nothing.  Of course, it’s short for, “To Hell With This Boy.”

Trevor Plouffe – 1-ofr-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  He’s like the AL version of Juan Uribe.  Whenever he homers, I assume another one will follow within a few days.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, my man is hot.

Kyle Gibson – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.78 vs. Mark Buehrle 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.34.  Classic matchup of Buehrle vs. *shudders* which sounds like Buehrle.

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer.  I had a realization yesterday with the help of some commenters that Edwin is E5 and Josh Donaldson (2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal) is F5 because every time you refresh your fantasy team page, Donaldson’s produced again.  And Edwin and Jose Bautista (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) are the Cortisone Brothers, and Pillar (0-for-4) is made of stone and Tulo (2-for-5, 1 run) is made of glass and… So many realizations!

Aaron Brooks – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  Still too early to say for sure since he only has about 20 total major league innings to his name, but he looks like the kind of pitcher that will be solid in matchups at home, but not much more than a streamer.  He doesn’t walk anyone, but I can’t imagine he’s going to strike out more than six per nine either, i.e., another mediOAKer.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Yes, I too am having a hard time still believing Vogt.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  If he added catcher eligibility, I’d still have a hard time getting excited about him.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals (29, 30).  Elias Sports Bureau said that the amount of footsteps Altuve used for his two steals could’ve walked a normal-sized man to the moon.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  So, basically, he’s going to be a 2nd rounder next year, got it.

Jose Urena – 2 IP, 5 ER.  Is it not bad enough Urena sounds like a prostate issue?

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  I didn’t put Dietrich in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could easily have made it.  Get Dietrich, or die tryin’!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th steal.  Definitely not having as big of a year as last year, but last year he attended his senior prom, graduated high school, was allowed to stay out past midnight, etc.

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I would never suggest picking him up in mixed leagues, but he has proven value in NL-Only.  A lot more value than I thought he’d ever have.

Eury Perez – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  You know what the Braves have?  A great team for NL-Only’ers who have been hit by injuries on their fantasy team.  Their guys aren’t very exciting, but they do get at-bats and occasionally run into some stats.

Matthew Wisler – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  This guy’s roofied me so much I can’t feel my lower extremities.

Kyle Lohse – Demoted to the Brewers bullpen.  He was told to report to the next home game in the Bernie Brewer costume and he will be working the slide.

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  Shows you what I know:  I was trying to stream every hitter I could get against Garza yesterday, but was only happy getting Will Venable, who, as it turns out, didn’t play yesterday because he impregnated his wife nine months ago.  At least he hopes it was him.

Khris Davis – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer.  I’m gonna start calling this guy Kexhausting with the K being silent.  Every time I finally move on, giving up hope, Davis pops up on my news feed with a headline, “I’m Back!”  Hey, Khris Davis, stop crying wolf!  Yes, I would pick Davis back up if you dropped him, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him now go 1 for his next 17.

Adam Lind – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .289.  Yeah, take that Ryan Braun (1-for-3, 2 runs)!  If I was a character in The Hunger Games with hair like Will Ferrell’s from Zoolander, I’d totally pit Lind vs. Braun in a battle to the death.  By the by, you know what they call The Hunger Games in Italy?  The ‘Eat, Eat, What’s Wrong With You? Eat’ Games.

Michael Cuddyer – Might not return until Monday.  Can I get an amen?!  As in a “Men I don’t want to own list with Cuddyer at the top.”  Damn, pilates has helped me stretch my puns to new heights.  Am I right, Jamie Walters?

Jerry Blevins – Re-injured his arm and is done for the year.  Leave it to Blevins!

Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  As much as C-Mart looks like he should be shut down like ‘N Sync at the end of the “It’s Gonna Be Me” video when they should’ve been returned to their toy boxes, Wacha looks like he’s getting stronger here in August after a meh past two months (3.77 ERA in June, 4.06 ERA in July).

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.34.  CC got the no decision in a game he really deserved to win, but, that’s okay, since he’s won about 165 games in his career that he would have lost on a different team.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer this week.  Only took him about four months, but it looks like there might finally be some fog on that mirror under his nose.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.17.  Only Red Sox pitcher I’d even remotely consider owning in fantasy, which is like being the world’s tallest midget.

Chris Heston – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.48.  Honestly, it’s irrelevant.  His home ERA is 2.57 and that’s the only place I’d start him unless it was in Metco or Petco or somewhere equally innocuous.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Hayzeus Cristo, he’s on another monkey-fighting plane right now!

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Is it me or does Belt seem to show up in the roundups a decent amount, but when you look at his season totals, you’re like, “Yeah, and?”

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The Cubs are not only not going to start Montero over him, I wouldn’t be surprised if Montero is DFA’d.  Shoot, they can DFA half their team to keep Schwarber in the lineup for all I care.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 1.71 and he pitchslapped former president, Buchanan.  A pitcher homering has that same feeling to me as a monkey roller skating or a position player pitching.  You just don’t see it every day, so there’s a fun novelty to it.  Pitchslapping aside, Greinke gets swallowed whole by the Phils and is still at only a 1.71 ERA.  That’s insane.  Furthermore (Grey’s adding on!), how does he only have eleven wins?  The Dodgers are one of the best teams and he gave up no runs in every game other than this one.  That has to be up there with the all-time worst win luck of anyone in the history of this game that Abner Doubleday supposedly invented but didn’t.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Good year to be an A nicknamed player, A-Gon, A-Rod, A-Hitter-On-The-Blue-Jays.

Alberto Callaspo -2-for-4 as he played 3rd.  In related news, Alex Guerrero is Mattingly’s piss boy.

Chase Utley – Will return from the DL today.  If he shows up at the park in a DeLorean, then I’m interested.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, Cesar Hernandez (2-for-5, 2 runs) and Odubel Herrera (3-for-5, 2 runs) could all be in this afternoon’s Buy column, along with the next schmohawk down the roundup, as they all hit Dodgers pitching well.  Maybe the Dodgers got spooked playing in Philly because it was like they were looking at themselves in four years.  Seriously, like Utley, Howard, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Hamels didn’t think their feces smelled like Reese’s Pieces four years ago.

Domonic Brown – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, with all three homers coming in the last week.  As someone who benefited greatly from Brown’s 23-homer 1st half in 2013, let me be the first person to point out that Brown is capable of great things.  Here’s the 2nd person to point it out, a note from Tehol landed on my desk, it reads, “GREY!  Game of Thrones, RIGHT?!  It’s your boy, Beddict the Elder God, King Kunta, the First, eating Ho Hos as they walk out of the midnight screening of Magic Mike 2:  The Search For Abs As Fine As Mine.  Yo, young money, let me elicit an eardrum for two minutos (Jay please insert image here).  I have a question that has Beddict, the eldest Elder, lying on my cloud, scratching under my flowing robe, wondering what to make of Domonic Brown.  Can he be a blessed one like when I’m standing near Drake and he sneezes and I bless him?”

  1. The Theory says:
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    I was going to argue with you about Victor Martinez, then I looked at my team to show you how good he’s been, only to remember that I dropped him several days ago after realizing that he’s been terrible. So there went that argument.

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    How is Correa falling to the 2nd round? You don’t draft pitchers early. Trout, Goldy, Stanton, a few elite 3b… You telling me you gonna take the tired ol’ Cortisone Brothers over him?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I’m starting to believe he breaches the first round also. He stays healthy the rest of this year, he’ll be a 20/15 most likely… in half a year. There will be the hardcore simplistic extrapolating analysts that project a 40/30/.290 season and push him into a ridiculously high pick… and then he’ll be a disappointment being the #1 SS in fantasy with a 25/15 season and he’ll get considered a failure.

      Such is fantasy!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: I think he’s looking at overall ‘expert’ rankings. Maybe not.

      Industry: Trout, Goldy, Stanton, Harper, Kershaw, Scherzer, Donaldson, Miggy, Manny (can I just call him that now?), Rizzo, Altuve, Tulo, and Posey will probably be ranked ahead of Correa.

      Guys like Bautista, Encarnacion, Cutch, Abreu, CarGox2 will probably need stronger 2nd halfs to finish ahead of him. (Assuming Correa continues at the current pace.)

      Where does Correa fall in regards to Cruz, JD, Blackmon, Pollock, Braun? Plus there’s a TON of legit SP’s that’ll be ranked in the 2-4 rounds (Greinke, Arrieta, J-Fer…).

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @<[email protected]bigbear: Yeah but my point is if anything he should be HIGHER in Grey’s rankings. He doesn’t take SP in first round. Posey wasn’t in first round even after his MVP season, and Grey doesn’t draft catchers early. Hanley? Have you noticed he hasn’t done anything since April? He won’t be ranked above Correa.

        • bigbear says:
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          @Manley Ramirez: Agreed. I think Correa has a 2nd round floor now (per the no drafting C or P in 1st round strategy). And there’s an argument to be made for late 1st for Correa.

          IMO, Hanley is a 3-4th rounder.

      • danny almonte says:
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        @bigbear: i think youre overvaluing aging star players. Or undervaluimg Correa.

        • bigbear says:
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          @danny almonte: My OG post wasn’t clear.

          The first group is players who the industry will probably rank ahead of Correa. Whether you/I/Grey (there is no 3)/we agree or not, there is some type of case to be made of ranking them higher than Correa.

          The second group could be ranked higher, but as things stand now won’t be ranked higher because of their first half this year. So unless they turn it around… Plus Yahoo (not sure about ESPN) tends to rank the ‘tried and true’ higher (the high floor guys).

          The third group is more of a mixed bag in my mind. They’ve had solid years, but the floor/trend/age will impact if they rank higher/lower than Correa.

          I think Correa should be ranked ahead of groups 2 and 3. But some of them will probably be ranked ahead of Correa by the ‘industry’. I think Correa should be ranked ahead of Posey as well. I doubt he’ll rank ahead of Tulo though. He may be ranked ahead of Manny Machado though.

  3. Brian says:
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    U forgot Harper!

  4. Brian says:
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    Trout, goldy, Stanton and a few elite 3b plus harper

    • Nolan Arenado says:
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      @Brian: Rizzo too

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @Nolan Arenado: Not saying it’s right but people hate on Rizzo. Either way we’re still in the 1st rd.

        • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @Manley Ramirez: that was two people on here, that have since been castrated by one of those mothers against-type groups sometime last week.

            • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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              @Manley Ramirez: this is quality stuff right here.

  5. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    and ATL is good at this since they’ve ran so many guys as starters in middle of season, like when uribe was traded there (he would’ve likely been NL only owned already) or that time k.johnson came back from injury (but never produced well, like he did before injury).

  6. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team leagues with only these other options, as the same guy who dropped hendricks to add hammel (and beat me not by the bid amount but by waiver order) also beat me to hendricks by spending 3 times hammel’s amount to get him back. Keep Chavez, or drop for any of garza (one good start since back), wright (very good for last 2 starts), AAron brooks (with intention of benching @ TOR game), nova (ok lately), or just add mcallister or l.hendricks (both with some of best FIP’s in MLB), this league has net saves and holds over saves, K/BB. along with my bullpen counted i need about 10 innings per week out of 5 other starters (not assuming anything from chavez). 4 of these are somewhat solid at at least in cole/liriano/nola/e.volquez. fiers being the 5th. buchholez/pineda going out, along with serious chavez/burnett regression has destroyed what had been the best staff in league.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oh yeah, and for once yahoo does something correctly. If you are in a yahoo league and try to waiver (no FAAB) a player you dropped you are told “you can’t waiver a player you dropped until he passes waivers”, but in FAAB leagues you CAN in fact do this, apparently. You of course should be able to waiver anybody you dropped, but why there’s a disconnect here of course makes no sense.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i did it before reading the answer since i’m pretty sure if hendricks is being bid $6 from the same guy who dropped him to grab Hammel for $2 i didn’t have long, and i’m not gaining anything starting chavez (if his high SON number didn’t come through tomorrow i was just gonna grab hendricks/mcallister for holds/ratios anyway. but i need more innings. i’m betting wright is gone too (or would be if every owner was active) fairly soon. Good K rate in at least one hard matchup lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: i’m new to FAAB leagues, although i’ve always agreed in principle with them over just waivers (waivers tends to benefit teams that are so good AND healthy that they simply don’t need to add players, and then when a really good one gets dropped they just get that one too). this is more troubling in fantasy football, where say the best add of the last third of the season is gained by the best team in the last 3 weeks before playoffs, it’s garbage.

  7. I woke up late yesterday and without looking at the clock thought I was picking Plouffe up for the short schedule day but instead have him on my roster starting today. Sucks. I could have used the homer.

    It’s for the UTIL spot, so position isn’t a big factor. But should I hold onto Plouffe for now, or switch to Khris Davis?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Enrique: silly ass espn’s “first game of day” locking rosters rather than THAT game locking rosters for each team.

      • @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Nah, it’s my fault — it’s a Yahoo! league. You need to have a player on your roster at midnight Pacific time for him to be available for the following day’s games. But I live in Europe, so that’s 9 a.m. for me. I’m usually up well before that, but yesterday I slept in and just made the transaction thinking it was earlier. If I lose the league by 1HR, I’ll have only myself to blame.

  8. trick dad says:
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    Sounds like C-Mart is tearin’ up your heart

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. Lovin’ the F5/E5 paradigm!

    b. Whoa! The Domonator IS BAAAAAAACK!

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘The state of Michigan’s legislature has just passed a law allowing the blind to hunt deer. The biggest supporters of the new law? THE DEER!!!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  10. Costanza's wallet says:
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    Safe to drop Kemp?

    Replacing with one of the following (please pick):

    Grichuk, Semien, B. Paulsen, O Herrera

  11. Jim says:
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    thoughts on jungman? missed out on shoemaker so I got jungman. this years degrom?

    Daniel Norris is there as well.

    picked up Wilson for Ramos.. good move?

    • Grey

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      @Jim: Not this year’s deGrom…I’d take Wilson over Ramos

      • Jim says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: @Grey:

        so, would you go jungman or daniel norris ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jung

          • Jim says:
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            @Grey: thank you sir

  12. Syllogism says:
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    F5 was FFFFFunny!

    So was “Eat, Eat…”.

    Great start for a Friday.

    Sick pitching today. Feeling like I should be sitting almost all my hitters. Your thoughts on today-plays:

    Lind/Duda/both
    Altuve/OHerrera
    BCrawford/Reyes
    Grandal/Hundley
    Carpenter/Kang

    Any of these screaming Sit! – Gardner, Calhoun, Ethier?

    Thanks muchly!

    • Grey

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      @Syllogism: Thanks! No idea of matchups

  13. Ventura–hit the highway.
    It had to be said.

  14. Gator says:
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    Is Schwarber a Top 100 ranking in 2016?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Gator: he certainly enjoys a prime position in my trapper keeper doodlings

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Gator: He’s gotta be right around there. Posey should be the only catcher rated higher then Schwarber for 2016 and I don’t think Schwarber’s numbers are going to be too far off from Posey’s (besides average).

      • Mobin Couldn't Hack It says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: in my first, and for a while only, espn league this year i’m in, it’s a 4 player keeper, i started with only posey as valid keeper (pts league so he’s a big deal), since added carrasco (very pts heavy towards SP), correa (month early, thus only league i own him in), schwarber.

  15. AdamH says:
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    Not to mention Greinke got the W in this turd of a start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: Conshellation prize

  16. Get Johan off my balls says:
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    Hey Grey, high do you have Kyle Schwarber going next year. Whom would rather have in a keeper league, betts or kyle.

  17. Mike says:
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    Would u start Gausman tonight at Angels??
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: In some leagues

  18. Sam says:
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    Grey, 2 questions:

    i. rotation incls Kersh (recently acquired), Price, Salazar, Syndergaard, Lester, Severino & Matz on the mend… so, with a need for an OF (& runs, steals, power, rbis), would you deal Lester for Carlos Gomez (big 2nd half coming in H-town?)?

    ii. if I trade Lester, drop Starlin Castro (have Correa & Seager coming) for Berrios, Eduardo Rodriguez or Smyly?

    • Funketown says:
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      @Sam: I’d try to package Salazaar with a decent hitter before trading Lester for a guy who hasn’t been quite right this year

      • Sam says:
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        @Funketown: Thing is Salazar is a great keeper at $8 next year (we have an inflation system but he went for so low at the auction, he’s money).

        What if I went after Puig or Adam Jones for Lester.. better than Car-Gom?
        Or hang on to Lester and offer Price for like McCutchen (based on needs, I think I could swing that deal.. plus in Canada all Jays get an unreasonable bump in value)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Sam: I’d take Gomez for Lester

          • sam says:
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            @Grey: Grey, that boat seems to have sailed as the owner acquired Scherzer in a much worse offer.. so can’t fault him… addison russel (27 next year) & daniel norris (6) for scherzer(unkeepable based on high price).. terrible (for the guy getting Russel & Norris), right?

            Would you do:

            a.Price for Puig?

            b.Price for Adam Jones?

            if both, which do you prefer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A

              • sam says:
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                @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Have a great weekend!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You too!

  19. Linus says:
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    Joe Ross has been incredible. What kind of pitcher will he be the rest of the way?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Linus: He’s on a innings limit.

  20. RePete says:
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    What round do you see Schwarber going next year? I keep expecting him to cool down and he just keeps hitting.

  21. Joe says:
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    Can we all just bask in the wonderful glow of iCarlos. It’s like listening to Doggystyle and realizing that this just changed the game. Hopefully his follow up isn’t the Dogfather, woof.

    • Grey

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      @Joe: Wasn’t a huge fan of Doggstyle

  22. Can’t wait for some feb grey, the young bucks are going to take over the first rounds, if Correa keeps this up until the end he’ll go 1st round. I mean someone pays for Tulo almost every year and they KNOW he’s gonna get hurt….?

    *Sorry for the Jinx tulo owners, but isn’t he about due to stub his toe?

  23. Zach says:
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    Morning Grey. Is Gausman rosterable in a 10 teamer? If so would you throw him out there @LAA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Rosterable, but that’s a tough start for him in that league

      • Zach says:
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        Thanks Grey. Now who gets the boot?

        Corbin
        Nola
        Ray
        J. Ross
        Hendricks
        Montgomery

        • Grey

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          Hmm…I’d look at upcoming matchups

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Zach: montgomery sucks. drop him.

  24. Wilson says:
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    K Davis vs Lynn
    Plough vs Anderson
    Brown vs Shield

    Bench which one? Thanks

    • Wilson says:
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      Typo, should be Plouffe vs Anderson

  25. Clint says:
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    Anybody besides me wondering what in the name of Dusty Baker’s Balls is going on with rotation lineups this week? I get there’s a few like the Angels that are sorting out injured guys returning but it seems every day, the order for half of my teams is switching around & I can’t keep up w/who to target even w/the great help from SON. D-Backs and Tigers swapped things around last night along w/the Halos, for two. Are teams positioning themselves to call up the young guys in September already, getting ready for waiver moves, or what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Don’t know what you mean

  26. Charlie says:
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    Thinking about picking up Yelich and Khris Davis. Should I drop any of the following for them? Parra, Eaton, Fowler, Maybin?

    Haren, Corbin, Shoemaker…need to lose one of them, who?

    Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Charlie: Fowler can go for Yelich or Davis. I’d drop Haren.

    • Funketown says:
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      @Charlie: what peter said and you could drop Parra for the other one

  27. KarEm Garcia says:
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    I was offered wong/longo For papelbon. Do you Think it’s beneficial to make the trade with my team of :

    I would have to drop a hitter . I have
    2b – dozier/rendon/odor
    3b – Donaldson /rendon
    Util – rendon/ odor/ parra

    At relief, I have Andrew miller, Giles , papelbon, and gregerson

  28. Strolg says:
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    Was watching Home Alone with my kid yesterday and when his brother is asked why he’s not worried about Kevin his answer is fairly Razzballian: Buzz McCallister: No, for three reasons: A. I’m not that lucky. 2. we use smoke detectors and D, we live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: Sounds like your kid would know who should close games in Seattle

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: G, that’s what Buzz says in the movie. You basically use A, 2 and D too. Buzz was on a couple episodes of the last season of Louie and he looks turrible. http://i.imgur.com/CVm2qoi.png

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Not sure he could unhinge his jaw wide enough with that triple chin

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              From his young photo I Googled, he could’ve easily turned into Foggy from Daredevil, just a bit less cake

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Ha saying Fulton from Mighty Ducks would’ve struck more of a chord with me

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh my God! I didn’t realize that’s who he was, good call…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: him and Portman, the real Bash Brothers

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You listen to Dre yet?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ahh not yet, where do I go to listen to it? I feel like that Em line where he says he has to be an expert at computers to hear this new song from Luda

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! You can download it from iTunes

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: my home computer is a piece of garbage that I never use and I usually do everything on my phone so I’ll try to figure it out. Is it good?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m halfway through my first listen so it’s too early to say, but I’m not feeling anything on the first listen, which sometimes is a great thing, sometimes not

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: word, yeah ill give it a good ten listens before I full judge it

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It feels like a compilation album so far, I can’t even find Dre in the forest of other artists

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Sounds like even Dre forgot about Dre

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha! Yeah… Prolly figured he had one of the best rappers in Lamar at his disposal so just let him run with it

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: ugh, thats not what I wanted…

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey:So G, tomorrow night is my parents summer party and at 9 it turns into a roast of my little brother who just turned 18 and is going off to college. Turning into a tradition kinda thing, roasted my dad for his 50th a couple years ago, roasted my mom for her 50th last year. What better way to say all the wildly innapropriate and raunchy things you think about your family all year with no consequences? Finished writing my routine and it turned out to be friggin 7 pages long and an estimated 15-20 minute bit. Nevertheless, wanted to run by you me maybe using that line you said about Kobayashi at a cocktail wiener eating contest. I always write my own stuff but it would fit perfectly into one part. Not that I need anymore material…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d be proud to hear you use a racially charged, homophobic line while roasting your little bro!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I do think it needs to be recorded and shared though

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Awesome! Still won’t even be close to the most homophobic or racial jokes I do, but it fit one bit really well…you’ll be able to see the roast if you’d like, we tape it. My aunt actually was talking about setting up a webcam to stream it live for some reason

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Awesome! Maybe JFOH can tweet it since he likes to say that

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: my dads roast from a couple years ago is on youtube. I was the only reeeally funny one tho, my mom had her moments but was doing a slideshow kinda thing, my older brother was decent…this roast tomorrow tho should be very very funny, everyone stepped their game up

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You need to ghostwrite your moms if she’s busting out a slideshow… Step up yo game, Moms!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: yeah get JFohs twitter fanger workin!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      His tweeting fanger work all day!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Moms got hella raunchy for this roast tomorrow. Almost too much so

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Love that! Bringing A game shizz

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: gotta run and go swimming with my boy real quick but ill be back and let u peep my roast of my dad in a bit. And ill be sure to share tomorrows roast.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sweet! See you in the Buy post

  29. Jigboy22 says:
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    Drop Kemp for Mike Taylor?

  30. dom says:
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    Good stuff Grey

    Any advice on h2h playoffs? I feel like in fantasy basketball we’re constantly reminded of a player’s h2h playoff schedule throughout the year but it’s never mentioned in baseball. Maybe because it’s more of a crap shoot?

    I’m cruising in first place closing in on a first round bye. semi-final round is 9/14-9/20 and championship is 9/21-9/27. A cursory glance at the schedule shows San Diego @Arizona and @Colorado for the 9/14 week. Sooooo maybe target Justin Upton? idk

    • Paul C. says:
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      @dom: Probably because all sophisticated fantasy baseball leagues use roto scoring. Using a few late-season regular season weeks to decide leagues makes absolutely no sense.

      • dom says:
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        @Paul C.: hmmm a few late weeks to decide a season… sounds almost like… Major League Baseball. Makes no sense why they don’t just use cumulative season statistics to determine a champion. Besides the fact that everyone would stop paying attention in August.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Could be b/c there’s twice as many games so playoffs are only 1/16th rather than 1/8th of season…. Upton could be solid there, he could also be shut down due to injury

  31. psherm9 says:
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    Hey Grey,
    As always, I appreciate the hustle. Quick question. Trade deadline is tonight. 12 team 5×5 start two at every position with 5 OFers we can keep 5 at their auction price. Sitting in first but it’s getting ugly. Have Stanton, Freeman, Betts and Travis on the DL. Solid in pitching but was over my innings limit.
    Would you move
    Keuchal($2) and Flores ($1)
    4
    Rizzo and Rendon. I can’t keep either of them.

  32. StewZilla says:
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    Auction Keeper – 12 Teams – Head 2 Head – 6×6 (OPS/HLD)

    I was offered Justin Upton ($23 2 year deal w/ owner taking on $11 this year) for Javier Baez ($3 8 year deal) and Tim Anderson ($3 8 year deal). I can re-sign Upton for up to 5 years at $35 after 2016.

    Currently have Adam Jones, Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, Yeonis Cespedes, Nelson Cruz, Rusney Castillo……but my SP is hurting, and I was thinking of “buying low” here and possibly turning one of my OF into a SP. Am I buying low….or am I selling low on Baez and Anderson?

  33. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!
    14 team H2H points league… someone just dropped Matz, Is he going to be relevant going forward? is he worth picking up off the waiver wire?
    thanks

  34. 740 says:
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    wat up Grey! 10team h2h 5×5

    please pick 2 ROS. M Taylor, Inciarte, Avisail, K Davis?

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Ender, Davis

  35. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    I think we messed up our catcher’s list. We’ll have to make a new one one(stutterer) of these days.

    Khris Davis! My league is so deep i just left him in my OF slot. LOL. Only 10 more to go!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It’s happening, G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is it, I might’ve missed it, please tap me on the shoulder next time

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Turn around, quick! Did you see?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope, but you did startle me!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: You never have to be scared when you’re with me, BB.

                Looking forward to buy/sell this week. Saladino, Ramirez, Gennett, Peterson, it’s like a Turkish bazzaar out there!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t be dropping spoilers!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Sorry!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You never have to apologize

  36. Fish says:
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    Drop Alexei Ramirez for Ian Desmond? Standard Yahoo plus hits, obp, slugging

    Thanks as always!

  37. Jimmy Hoffa says:
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    Drop Ramos for Box Giles Wilson Benoit or Watson in a SV+Hlds Lg ?

  38. dude says:
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    In a keeper league, rank the following; Machado, Arenado, Correa for this year and then for future years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Arenado, Machado, Correa…Correa, Arenado

  39. Bocephus says:
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    Time to move on from Hammel? Doesn’t seem the same the last few starts. Could grab J Ross off waivers, what say Grey?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Bocephus: I’d take Ross – Hammel hasn’t been right for a few weeks.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: hamstring injury.

  40. BornTooLate says:
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    12 team h2h. 6×5 OPS no keeper etc.

    Which side for this trade? just want to make sure I haven’t lost my noodle

    Kitten Wong and AJ Ramos for Starling Marte and Shoemaker

    Thanks again. Stellar write up as usual.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @BornTooLate: I’d go Marte there.

      • BornTooLate says:
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        @Grey: nice. Apparently she hates kittens…umm kolten. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  41. Vogt or Die says:
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    Drop samardzjia 10 teamer?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Vogt or Die: For who?

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Vogt or Die: he’s garbage. I wouldn’t own him in a 12 teamer. Just stream his spot on matchups

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Vogt or Die: Don’t consider dropping him unless it’s in a QS league. He had a turd the last time out, but he’s put together strings of games where he’s been good. I’d shorten the leash for sure, but don’t bail just yet.

      • Vogt or Die says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: so frustrating……to spell his name when I frequently ask if I should drop him.

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Vogt or Die: I know man…fellow owner.

  42. Scott says:
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    Werth, Tucker, Garcia

    Pick one to keep as a bench bat.

  43. booya says:
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    Pick one for next month: David Peralta, Taylor, Hicks, JHam, K Davis

    Thanks

    • booya says:
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      @booya: Actually add B Moss to that list and pick 2 please…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: Hicks, Peralta

  44. your mom says:
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    samardzija or soler ros? thanks

  45. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey
    Should Serverino be owned in 10-team league?

    My league stream starters a lot , and even Gio , Miller , Ross are streamed often.
    So should I stash Serverino especially I need W and K? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Not worth holding

  46. alex seber says:
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    I’m in a H2H Dynasty points league, pretty deep rosters. I’m not making the playoffs this year and looking to get younger / more upside for next year. Thoughts on this trade, 1 year from now?

    My Crush Davis and Shark for his McCullers and Polanco.

    I definitely need more help on the pitching side.

      • alex seber says:
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        @Grey:

        What bout just Crush for McCullers straight up? Who wins that a year from now.

        -.5K’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis, it’s not close

  47. The Dude says:
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    Pick a side:

    Goldschmidt
    or
    Chris Davis, Schwarber and Danny Salazar

  48. Charlie says:
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    Grey, in a 6×5 including obp keeper league, keep 7, would you trade Bogaerts round 11 value for just the rest of this year of Braun? Fighting for the last playoff spot. Currently 7th, only top 6 make it.

    Have to choose 7 keepers from the following for next season,

    Trout, Stanton, Goldschmidt, Rendon, Arenado, Buxton, Bogaerts, Scherzer

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Charlie: Lose Bogarts. Buxton probably won’t be that good next year but his future ceiling is too high.

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! If I trade Bogaerts I’m relying on Lindor as my starting ss. Cool with that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  49. EA says:
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    Both undrafted, would you keep Schwarber or Syndergaard?

    I can choose 3 between them, Harper, Jose Fernandez, Joc, Rizzo and Frazier. Most likely not keeping Rizzo and Frazier just because I don’t see the keeper value in getting them in the 1st and 4th rounds. Harper in the 2nd is too hard to let go of.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @EA: Harper, Rizzo,Frazier

      • EA says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: The only thing is I can get others in the last 5 rounds of the draft. I don’t see the “value” in keeping Rizzo in the 1st when I can get Jose Fer in the 17th round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EA: Noah

  50. Carter says:
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    Is Puig worth buying? Or is he minced meat?

    Hosmer or Puig?

    U the man, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carter: Forget buying Puig…Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carter: Oh, and you’re the man, man

  51. Weird Al Yankabitch says:
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    Always wait up for your articles but some how fell asleep watching Blue Mountain State… Ohhhh dem Goats lol

    I nabbed Luis Severino off the waiver with my #3 claim some how in AL only.. ILL TAKE IT.

    Who should I drop? Phil Hughes, Erasmo, or Collin McHugh?

    Severino the real deal and worth noting as a keeper into next year?

    Always much love sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Weird Al Yankabitch: Ha, thanks! Erasmo, yeah, could be a keeper, depends on your options

  52. SF says:
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    Sit or start Teheran at home against the Marlins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Start

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hey Grey Happy effin Friday. I am so done with Alex mofo Guerrero. He teases me with a HR the day I pick him up then do nothing for a few days only to have Massholingly sit him for effin Collapso. Kinda of reminds me of HS taking out the slutty girl on friday night spending a few bucks on her. Then after some heavy kissy face and rubby bum find out she’s ragging and you got nothing to protect mom’s minivan. So after you drop her off that night getting no tang you find out a couple days later she’s telling everyone what a great guy you are and how you were a gentleman and now we are a couple and ruining your reputation. Of course this is loosely based on a true story and had to change some names.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Sorry but that whole BS Guerrero thing fooled me again FFS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not the only one, Toe Knee

  54. Marc G. says:
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    Latos, Lackey, Nelson or Iwakuma ROS ?

  55. BornTooLate says:
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    Drop w. Davis for kahnle? He’s been nice for ratios and sneaky wins, but I don’t see holland losing his job. Down to gregerson and Wilson for saves. Have Ramos but he’s going away on a pending trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need saves

  56. Skeezix says:
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    Yo Grey! I am doing great in most of the power and counting stats, but could use a bit of a boost in SBs. Even so, I need to decide which one to sit out of Burns (@TOR, @BAL), Ortiz (SEA, @MIA), Sano (TEX, CLE) and Hanley (SEA, @MIA). Hanley has been slumping bad as has Burns, and to make it harder to choose, the Sox only play 5 games this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  57. Ryan says:
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    Is fister a drop now in a dynasty league? We count holds. Would he be a viable source for that or should just dump him for a potential closer like kahnle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  58. Big W says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Catcher question… haha

    Vogt vs. Keuchel or Welington vs. Iglesias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you, Big W! Welington

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, was thinking the same thing… I just have trouble not starting Vogt… He earned some loyalty when I drafted him and then was amazing… but he’s really come back to earth now. He hit a HR last night and that made the decision tougher for me. Welington has been a beast lately.

        Anyway, thanks again for the advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. John says:
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    Have an injury mess on my hands but going into playoffs I need to find a bat that is a surprise and not the fade of a hot player. I am figuring on Stanton seeing little to no at bats and I will just stash him on DL. I can keep trying to trade him but its of no use.

    OF will be Betts Upton Calhoun and I need two more. Here are some that are available, need to start 5. Its h2h lg and i am more of a power team. Guys to target below if they are healthy and on track top 2-3?

    Fowler Eaton Tucker choo buxton?? myers KDavis D Peralta Taylor(span coming back)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, Davis

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Add hicks to that list, trust him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like Hicks

  60. jojo says:
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    Joc and Schwarber on waiver wire. Worth picking up?

    Here’s what I have:
    C – LUCROY
    1B- E5
    2B – BETTS
    3B – SEAGER
    SS – BOGAERTS
    LF – JD
    CF – JONES
    RF – BRUCE
    UTL – VMART
    BENCH – ODOR, CARPENTER

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Lucroy for Schwarber

  61. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    I went to the grocery store last night and ran into one of my colleagues. I typically try to fraternize with fellow colleagues as little as possible outside of work, but the store was essentially empty and there was no immediate aisle to hide. She’s a nice enough lady, but kind of clueless about everything outside of education. It severely limits what you can talk about. We exchanged your standard pleasantries and then she asked me, “What have you been doing on your summer break?” At this point, I was faced with four different options:

    a. Tell her what she wants to hear. “Oh you know, professional development, backwards planning, collaborating with peers.”
    b. Tell her the truth. “Oh you know”, pointing to face, “growing a beard, umm…occasional day drinking. Ahh…naps! A lot of naps.”
    c. There is no option c.
    d. Exaggerate on a truth. “Oh you know, just been managing a baseball team.”

    As I mentioned, she’s a little oblivious and figured she’d just say something like, “oh that sounds like fun”, and move on to the most recent curriculum developments. Not so much. “How old are they?” I told her that they all recently graduated high school, but none were from our school. “Well tell me some of their names. If they’re from around the area, I probably know at least 1 or 2 of them.” I was a little taken aback, but needed to think on my toes. Our school district is the opposite of racially diverse, so I just tried to pick the whitest dudes on my team. “Let’s see here, Adam Lind? David Robertson? Chris Sale?” All shakes of the head. “Ummm…Cody Allen?” She thought that name ringed a bell. I responded, “Yeah, he’s a good kid. Nice parents. Can’t pitch consistently, but he’s a good kid.” She obviously didn’t have the slightest inclination, so I decided to have a little fun.

    “How about Nolan Arenado? We call him the ‘Torenado’ for short.” She looked inquisitively perplexed. Somewhat subdued, I responded, “It’s cause he, you know, can really make things messy for the other team. He’s one of our better players.” Another shake of the head, “How bout J.D. Martinez?” Now this name rang a bell, apparently. “Yes…yes, the last name Martinez rings a bell. Is his actual first name John David?” I should of thought about it a little more, before saying the following to a female colleague, but it just came out of me. “I have no clue what his first name is, we all just call him ‘Just Dong’, cause (mimicking the motions of a HR swing) that’s all he does…hit’s dongs.” The word dong makes people awkward. Even if your just talking about the noise a church bell makes, or a homerun, there’s no avoiding it. She rightfully looked at me strange. I felt strange having just realized the oddness of saying “dong” in front of your winsome colleague. She abruptly said, “Yeah…nope. Martinez doesn’t ring a bell after all.”

    That essentially ended our conversation and should make our back-to-school meetings interesting, but I just wanted to share the story.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, top ten comment of the year, nicely played…You should’ve went with Option D

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Peter: You know Prospect Mike’s a teacher too

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Grey: Yeah…Mike mentioned something last year about him being a teacher in one of his prospect blogs. Didn’t follow up, but doesn’t surprise me. He’s a good dude.

    • Great White North says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: This is great. You should tell her you were managing the Sonoma Stompers all summer using sabermetrics.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Peter Nincompoop: Nice comment, Pete! Would have loved to have been your student. Next time you see her, just blurt out Just Dong. She’ll go back to the Hostess Ho-ho aisle.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Ante GALIC: If it’s the right situation, I might. Ha!

  62. Jupton says:
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    Can you rank Byrd, Justin Turner and V-Mart ROS? Someone dropped V-Mart in my league. Also I have a decent lead so I can hold Turner no problem. Hittertron has a love for V-Mart but I am not sure what to do.

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd, V-Mart

  63. Big W says:
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    SP question… Is Iwakuma a good start vs. Texas today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, start at home

  64. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Grey, gonna be hanging out in your old neck of the woods all next week. Gonna spend one day at Jenk’s with the kiddos. Was it frozen custard you told me I needed to try next time I was there? Need to make sure I swing in there. Hopefully meeting up with Paulie Allnuts for a Lakewood Blue Claws game too. Should be a good time, looking forward to meeting up with another Razzballer and fellow ECFBL memeber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulie’s in Jersey? Maybe I knew that and forgot… Where are you going? Wildwood? Sleazeside?

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Yes he is. Nowhere special, my wife’s family lives down there, near Freehold, so we’re just hanging with them for the week. Mostly spending the days at the beach or the pool. There was a forzen custard place on Jenkinson’s boardwalk I think you told me to try though. Can’t recall the name of it.

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Thanks! Agreed, it’s funny the looks people give me when I tell them on going on vacation to Jersey, haha. I’m constantly saying, “There are a couple nice spots in Jersey!” Paulie said it and I echo his comments that Jersey does have some of the nicest beaches on the East Coast.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For sure, there’s some really nice beaches in Jersey… Florida has some too, New York’s are awful, and don’t really know any of those southern states

              • MattTruss

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                I lived in North Carolina for awhile, their beaches are OK, I’ve heard good things about South Carolina, the water gets to be like bath water down that way though. Exact opposite of Maine beaches which are sub-arctic for most of the year, “warms” up to about 65 degrees for a month and then drops right back to the 50s. You just have to wait for your body to go numb, then it’s all good.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, honestly, only thing I know about the Carolinas is Myrtle Beach which was a shizz show

            • Simply Fred

              Fred Barker says:
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              @MattTruss: Paulie has been shouting all the way out to this west coastie looking forward to your fun together!

  65. Pever Fitch says:
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    ROS Jungmann or A. Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jungmann

  66. Josh says:
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    Pick a side please:

    Goldy, Carpenter, Trumbo … or

    Donaldson, Pollock, Syndergaard.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you, good sir! Have a great weekend!

  67. Kent says:
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    Pick two SP for ROS (Quality Starts instead of Wins), deep league, few streaming options on a weekly basis:

    Danny Duffy
    Marco Estrada
    Matt Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada, Cain

  68. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    As one of the writers who writes those blurbs for the other fantasy sites, I will add the game situation occassionally in order to not sound exactly the same every time. People don’t need anything more than “Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a homer. His HR/FB rate is a career low (whatever % it is). So pick him up if he is somehow available you fucking idiot.” But occasionally it is nice to change up the update so that I can convince myself that I am not a robot, and indeed, a writer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya…I am actually a robot

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @Grey: Want to Eiffel tower the Hitter-tron? I’ll bring the motor oil. 10w30 of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! You’re wasting your talents at Fantasy Alarm

          • JashFath

            JashFath says:
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            @Grey: lol Rotowire, but tomato schmotato.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, rotowire’s better than Alarm, you’re okay

  69. R.I.P. Meek says:
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    Is Nick Castellanos a top 10 3B next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  70. Cram It says:
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    I’ve been putzing around with this quartet in and out as my OF 5. I need to stop the madness. I’m leaning Dom. Have a clear cut preference? Or are they one lump?

    Khris Davis
    Dom Brown
    Avisail
    Soler

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Cram It: Take a good look at Soler . He has done nothing all season. I finally dropped him last week.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: He does have a modest 6 game hitting streak going. Only thing keeping me hanging on. But the power seems to be completely absent. Yeah, screw this guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lump, POTUS

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I can’t believe they’re still making music.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I totally forgot about them until I was in the EMP in Seattle and there was a mention of them being punk…I had no idea, thought they were just cheesy

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: You can be punk and still be cheesy. I heard Lump being played within the last week during a baseball game. I think it was someone’s walk up song. I need to look into that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Should be Sandoval’s

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: They played Fairbanks, Alaska recently, so their career arc is really heating up.

        Millions of peaches, peaches for free.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          People in Alaska, “What’s a peach?”

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: Peachs come from a can. They were put there by a man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, GWN, I cheated and streamed GBBO, it’s so good! I won’t spoil it though

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: I have an inside source at my local PBS station checking for me when it will air in September, since the interwebs won’t tell me.

            Yes. I have an inside source at my local PBS affiliate. That’s how I roll.

            What the Interwebs did tell me, though, is that there is a grand controversy brewing around this season’s winner. London bookies have shut down all betting. It appears a whole bunch of large bets were made from one small town where one of the contestants lives.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I saw that controversary, but didn’t read further b/c I don’t want any spoilers… The 1st episode is grand, grand I tell ya!

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: I SAMed as well. (Spoiler Alerted Myself).

  71. ERad says:
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    You ever listen to this cat? Not sure how you feel about remix’s/DJ’s – but can’t go wrong with De La Soul mixed with Fela Kuti.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never heard this before, but I like DJ Topcat’s remixes…Easy E vs. Johnny Cash is great

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Nice, I’ll have to check that out – I’ve just been diving into stuff like this. Phish invite is still on the table!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Only do Phish if you’re wearing a Stadium Pal

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: It’s a warzone in those bathrooms

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s why you need to think ahead… Please tell me you’re not proposing at a Phish concert, we’ll need to talk if so

              • ERad says:
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                @Grey: Oh god no – doing it on stage at Collective Soul at the Boys n Girls club rec room.

                For reals – to summarize – going on a hike outside of her home town where we went in the beginning. She loves the area she’s from (countrysideish) but it’s upset her growing apart from there – moving away and such. So with tomorrow being 8/8 (8’s her lucky #) perfect day to create a new connection!

                She thinks we’re going back there for her parents 30th anniversary party – so the whole family will be there after. And of course we’re hanging a Razz banner in the doorway.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  As long as you’ve grown out your mustache, you can’t fail… Though I would stash a large bottle of alcohol in your trunk just in case she be trippin’…. You can not overplan for every scenario

                  • ERad says:
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                    @Grey: I look forward to her reaction when she asks who knew – and you’re the only answer I give her.

                    Grey Albright babe – you know, my life coach?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Life coach and the guy who is giving your ass to me at the cermizzony!”

                  • ERad says:
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                    @Grey: Ha! Not sure why I can’t reply to your other comment – maybe it’s because this is our longest life coach talk.

                    How’s this for an M. Night Shylamanononan twist – she’s one of the four girl readers on the site right now!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Give me her IP address right now and I will block her

                • Great White North says:
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                  @ERad: Get married on 8/8/16, beacause math. Easy to remember. There will come a day when these things are hard to remember, because beer.

  72. Eric says:
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    Schwarber or Grandal ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  73. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    You hear this Dre record yet? I’m 5 in so far an intro first two songs are garbage next two pretty solid. Chronic 2001 it is not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m literally listening right now… Not loving it so far, but it’s a 1st listen and I’m only 7 songs in

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I liked Loose Cannons with Xzibit a lot. I had completely forgot that he wasn’t just the host of Pimp My Ride. The song after that with Cube had a dope beat but Cube and Dre’s rhymes were like Cat in the Hat type A-B schemes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sad what’s happened to Cube, he’s just not where he was in 1989 and it shows

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve been listening to Genocide for the last ten minutes trying to love it, trying hard!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Hahaha yeah I took a break and I’ll go back to it. I really don’t like Talk About It, Genocide could grow on me.

            Yeah Cube is like the Andruw Jones of rappers. Can Andruw act?

  74. Vrugg says:
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    Grey- another great read.
    I’m in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS and looking to improve my team heading into the playoffs..

    My roster has:
    C R. Martin
    1b J. Abreu
    2b H. Kendrick
    3b Bryant
    SS Correa
    OF Calhoun
    Grichuk
    Peralta
    Tucker
    Util Lind
    BN Zobrist (2b, SS, OF)
    K. Seager (3b)
    A. Gordon (DL)
    SPs: Scherzer, Carrasco, Snydergaard, Zimm, Iwakuma, J. Garcia, Fiers, K. Hendricks and Srasburg
    RPs: A. Miller, W. Davis, and A.Ramos

    What areas in need of improvement do you see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your outfield looks like it could use some help, but what categories do you need help in?

  75. Fungazi says:
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    Schwarb’s starting in LF today. WOooooooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  76. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great one!

    Would you drop Piscotty or Fowler for Gose and/or Brown? Looking for avg with solid counting stats (no HR needed).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty for Gose

  77. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I was able to pick up Dom Brown in every league but 1 because some Faux Seattle based fantasy sportswriter has owned him for over a month now.

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I know that guy. He wears a fur mankini, drinks fu fu fruity cocktails, and takes his little paris Hilton dog with him everywhere he goes right? Don’t they call him T hole, bottom of the RCL standings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Oh, Tehol

    • ByeFelica says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: are you in our league? What’s your team name? I’m Sagnof night special.

  78. EA says:
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    Should I stash alex gordon or will he not be back in time to help? Corey dickerson is available too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I stashed Gordon

      • EA says:
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        @Grey: Are you in my head?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  79. Scott says:
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    you starting,

    Gausman @ LAA,
    Chase Anderson vs CIN
    Volquez vs. CHA
    Cody Anderson vs. MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues, sure

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, which one would you rather start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Edinson in one league

  80. Scott says:
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    Vogelsong is pitching today. All hands (bats) on deck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  81. Air Conditioned Nightmare says:
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    straight up points, ROS: Tucker, Mike Taylor or K Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  82. Slimbo says:
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    Phillips or krush Davis the ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  83. David says:
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    Enjoy the articles and appreciate the fantasy advice.

    Would you deal Adam Jones for Miguel Cabrera? Either would play Utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wouldn’t, don’t trust the injured

  84. Bobby says:
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    5×5 daily roto

    Tomas and Moustakas have been stinking the joint up for the past month. Any of these guys worth picking up?

    Hundley, Hicks, Byrd, Howard, Paulsen, Ho Kang, Headley, or Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey:

        For Tomas or Moose?

        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, prematurely clicked… Tomas and Moose for Hicks and Headley

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey:

        Awesome, thanks!

  85. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  86. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Why am i still holding Brandon Moss?

  87. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ************THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  88. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Grey

    As you have reminded us many times, when Khris Davis gets hot he hits HR in bunches. And that is me quoting you!

  89. greg says:
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    Someone dropped Preston Tucker….you see him keeping this up? Are there concerns about his triceps? Tx. Could use the power/production….

    Hey….anyone else notice Y. Gomes is heating up? ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Gomes looks like he is heating up… I’d own Tucker, sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in the wrong post too

  90. Hern says:
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    Grichuck or Reddick ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

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