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Scott White from CBS hosted this AL-Only draft that started at 10 AM PST, but started around 1 PM PST for me because I refused to draft anyone for the price they were going.  Instead of drafting, I watched my favorite cooking show, Celebrity Chef Mr. Hamiham.  He’s the only one I know that makes a sandwich like my Eastern European nanny, Viktoria.  Everyone that knows anything about sandwich preparation knows there’s no sandwich before adding the white cabbage.  Rudy was in Tampa (slogan:  We’re no San Diego, but just as classy), so I went it alone with this draft.  All the mistakes (none!) and acclaim (some!) can fall fully on my shoulders.  I drafted this on February 18th, so don’t say so-and-so may not make the rotation/lineup/team or is now injured, why did you draft him?  I drafted him because at the time it seemed like a smart move.  Okay, okay, at no point does it seem like a smart move to draft Kurt Suzuki.  Point taken.  It’s a 12-team AL-Only league and I drafted using that thing I linked to under the link-ma-whosie — seamless linking!  Anyway, here’s my 2014 fantasy baseball AL-Only team:

 

Player Position Price
Kurt Suzuki C 5
Matt Wieters C 16
Nick Swisher 1B 16
Dustin Ackley 2B 9
Will Middlebrooks 3B 16
Brad Miller SS 19
Alexei Ramirez MI 14
Chris Carter CI 7
Alejandro De Aza OF 15
Nick Markakis OF 10
Michael Brantley OF 12
Josh Reddick OF 18
Victor Martinez UT 14
Mark Buehrle P 5
Nate Jones P 14
Josh Fields P 8
Justin Masterson P 12
C.J. Wilson P 10
Rick Porcello P 10
Tyler Skaggs P 3
Erasmo Ramirez P 3
Felix Doubront P 9
Erik Bedard Bench 0
Tanner Scheppers Bench 0
Ryan Cook Bench 0
Kyle Gibson Bench 0
Johan Santana Bench 0
J.D. Martinez Bench 0
Mike Pelfrey Bench 0

I KNOW YOU’VE SAID YOU LOVE A GOOD SAMPLE SALE AND DON’T LIKE TO PAY RETAIL, BUT DON’T YOU THINK YOU TOOK THE WHOLE BEING CHEAP THING A LITTLE TOO FAR?

I never like paying more than $30 for any player in auctions.  I’ve never taken my thriftiness this far before.  Not one player over $20 might be a new record.  My Jewish grandmother definitely would’ve been proud of me.  My highest priced player is Brad Miller.  HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Mr. Hamiham, what can you do with these crackers?!  Yes, the team is devoid of stars, but stars go for ridiculous amounts of money in this league and this league is deep and won with depth.  I won’t name the ‘perts, but someone spent $30 on Edwin Encarnacion and in their starting lineup is Alberto Callaspo, Jonathan Singleton, Abraham Almonte and Michael Choice.  That’s not their bench; that’s their starters.  Someone else grabbed Miguel Cabrera for $43 and they have Craig Gentry, Ryan Goins, Paul Konerko and Delmon Young starting.  I’m not saying my team is exciting, but when my team is getting 1-for-4’s with 1 run and 1 RBI from guys like Markakis, others will be getting goose eggs from guys like Jeff Francoeur, who is starting for someone.  And, what can I say, I love a good bargain.  Witness Salvador Perez going for $23 to someone else and I got Matt Wieters for $16.

OKAY, SO YOU’RE DELUSIONAL AND YOU LIKE YOUR TEAM, BUT DO YOU REALLY LIKE ALL ASPECTS OF IT?

My grasping at SAGNOF straws in the free rounds shows where I think my weakness is.   Not crazy about my relief corps.  I gambled on Nate Jones and Josh Fields.  Neither had the job when I drafted them and even if they were to get the job tomorrow, they might not have it three days from now.  I should’ve just bit the bullet and paid $19 for a guy like Greg Holland.  In this league, you need two closers to win the category.  I just need 25-35 total saves to stay competitive and the middle of the pack.  Hopefully, Jones and/or Fields can do that.  Then I grabbed Tanner “I’ve Been Carrying These Bags All Over Creation” Scheppers and Ryan “Jim Johnson Can’t Even Broil, I Can” Cook as insurance policies to try and steal some saves, only to have Tanner Scheppers become the Opening Day starter and dropping Ryan Cook for Andrew Romine.  It’s not good.  Either I’ll make do or all my relievers will make doo all over my team.  Probably the latter.

I SEE SOME GUYS YOU LOVE — BRAD MILLER’S YOUR BESTIE! — BUT THEN I SEE GUYS LIKE MARK BUEHRLE — BARF.

In this deep of a league, you need innings.  You really think I like Mike Pelfrey?  I just grabbed a bunch of starters.  I probably won’t start Buehrle every time out and will bench him when he has his one perfect game of the season and then start him for when he gives up 14 ER in 2/3 IP, but you can’t be too precious in a 12-team AL-Only league.   Guys like Phil Hughes went for $6.  I even grabbed Johan Santana, just in case he were to sign with an AL club, and he did.  Then after I drafted him, he was clocked at 81 MPH in his first workout, and now I kinda hope the O’s release him so I can just drop him without any pangs of guilt.  I got pangs, y’all!  I was able to still grab some of my love birds — hello, Michael Brantley; hey, what do you say, Brad Miller; why don’t you come up and see me some time, Erasmo Ramirez; how about I make you some guacamole from a recipe I got from Mr. Hamiham, Rick Porcello?

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  1. Mdawg says:
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    Did you fall asleep during the first half of the auction? If you do better than 6th place you are a genius. Btw I thought javier baez was supposed to be in the minors? He is listed in the boxscore Wednesday and Friday but no one is talking about it.

    • Schizer says:
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      @Mdawg: Minor leaguers can still play in Cactus League games. Vogelbach was playing last night too & he’s starting in AA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mdawg: I think better than 6th place is a given if I avoid injuries…

    • Ghost of the Disappeared says:
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      @Mdawg:
      Mdawg: That is an excellent active roster potential team and mostly at solid prices. Clearly, the other owners money supply was exhausted by the big names and the fat underbelly was left exposed. It looks like the LidlessEye had a walk in the park for awhile in that draft picking flowers and exposing himself to the homeless who live there.

      Remember, the thresholds for are much lower here – BA 272 isreally good Or 200+ for Taters . Daily play might raise the 4 after BA a bit but not much. Given the depth drafted to.

      And they are short and OFer at 4 from standard roto too

      Razzball = BA good, – HR good, – RBI good, – RUN good, – SB ???,

      Win good – ERA ??? But in the mix, – RAT ???, But in the mix, – Saves middling, – Ks solid

      The reserve/bench was done to reinforce a SPing staff that lacked an ace. Too deeply. One would have worked and late. Scheppers was a god pick.

      I would have considered Nunez NY as my first target player in reserve if still available. SBs and decent BA – should tickle 400 ABs or Gentry as #2 if he was still available SBs and AB??

      Avilles of Cleveland would have fit that team nice nice as a sub. Raburn of Cleveland too or some guys of their ilk like that who do put up numbers and get real playing time. . Lombardozzi is worth a early run-out until Machado returns and keep an eye on J Weeks SBs there too.

      In general, pitching is always more Available in deep play puddles – Clearly true, as there are as many of them as hitters – almost and they are FBB rostered at a lower rate in the game. You are better off taking Hitters in reserve as a rule in general – Understanding Best player trumps All. Especially in daily play leagues.

      Brett Cecil ( the one time tout fav) TOR is my breakout RP in the American League and should be still in the puddle have to target. He should get a bunch of innings given the SPing there. He might WOW folks.

      Buehrle is a leader in the strangest spelled name in MLB history contest and done – cooked to ashes. He should be dumped without passing GO and replaced with an solid RPer with a strong K rate and chance for many IP guy NOW!!! Cecil????

      This team can hope to finish amongst the leaders of the league – Strong in -season play will only make it better (if LE has the time given his half a gross of FBB teams to work it).

  2. Dug Fister

    Dug Fister says:
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    You drafted Scheppers because his mustache skills are almost as good as yours?

  3. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    haha .
    that gay iranian guy
    makes dry-ass sandwiches .
    why ?
    because he likes it that way !

  4. Tehol Beddict says:
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    I just clicked on one of these adds for an “adult” fantasy game. if you never hear from me again, that’s where I’ll be. I like Ackley this year

  5. First ever draft last night on ESPN, started by a poster on here, Principle Blackman.

    12 teams 5X5 ROTO. I had the 8th pick.

    Comments welcome from all. thanks..cheers

    C Buster Posey, SF C, 1B DTD

    1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B

    2B Ian Kinsler, Det 2B

    3B Evan Longoria, TB 3B

    SS Hanley Ramirez, LAD SS

    2B/SS Derek Jeter, NYY SS

    1B/3B Carlos Santana, Cle 1B

    OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF

    OF Josh Hamilton, LAA OF

    OF Alfonso Soriano, NYY OF

    OF Curtis Granderson, NYM OF

    OF B.J. Upton, Atl OF

    UTIL Victor Martinez, Det DH

    Bench Mark Teixeira, NYY 1B

    Bench put in waiver claim for SP

    Bench put in waiver claim for SP

    P Jered Weaver, LAA SP

    P Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD SP DTD

    P CC Sabathia, NYY SP

    P Dan Haren, LAD SP

    P Ivan Nova, NYY SP

    P Archie Bradley, Ari SP

    P Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP

    P Ian Kennedy, SD SP

    DL Cole Hamels*, Phi SP DL15

    DL Mike Minor*, Atl SP DL15

    • Dug Fister

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      @Malicious Phenom:

      Pretty nice squad. I’m not a big fan of punting saves.

      Good luck.

      • @Dug Fister: thanks, I usually don’t punt saves, but closers were going so early. I did not take a pitcher until the ninth round, when I got Cain.

    • RotisserieJedi says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I absolutely LOVE your team! I was supposed to be in that league, but I couldn’t get home in time for the last draft slot. So our league drafts today at 4PM. But I love how strong your line-up is and the value you got at SP. Even in a Razzball league, I would not fret over closers, because that weird ESP set-up only allows 3 bench spots: that means you will have plenty of opportunity to grab closers throughout the year as the $12 salads join Medlen and Beachy in succombing to TJS-4, and the Brain Freezes get replaced by better (younger) set-up aces. That’s a solid team. Good Job!

        • PREz says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: i said that last year in the rcl… Came in 10th in saves and was cracked out trying to chase them all year. Make sure youre on that waiver wire..

  6. Steven says:
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    I currently have Phillips as 2b and someone us offering pedroia for Bruce. My team is Rosario hosmer Phillips andrus longoria Bautista Bruce a.jones and abreu. 10 team league 7 cats–obp 2b runs SB tb hr RBI. Would u make that trade or stick with Philips at 2b

      • Steven says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I have Jennings that would fill in but still not sure if Jennings pedroia is better than Phillips Bruce

        • @Steven: Hmm, tough one, but I would say Pedrioa side is better..Jennings could be in for big year, and Perdoia is better than Phillips..

  7. BOYLE says:
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    Drafted 12 team root in the 9th spot. I feel pretty good but let me know what you think!!!

    C Perez
    1 fielder
    2 hill
    3 Donaldson
    Ss andrus
    2/Ss. Aybar
    1/3 Alvarez
    Of. Harper, Gordon, cuddyer, de aza, Bourjos
    U butler
    P Strasbourg, masterson, cingrani, j Johnson, j Henderson, archer, wheeler, fraqhar, t walker, e Ramirez, Delgado,Santiago

    There it is my first team in the RCL!!!

    BB

    • @BOYLE: I like your team, you are the frozen ropes?? YES? you drafted right after me..cheers

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        @Malicious Phenom:

        Yes that’s me!!!! Looks like a fun and exciting group. Your team looks good too good luck!!!

        • @BOYLE: thanks, the only way to win these things are with some good luck! lol. It does look like a good group and a lot of good teams. It was a fun draft

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: Good luck this season guys. It was a good draft room last night. I had fun.

            • @Principal Blackman: Good luck to you as well Principal Blackman. It was a good draft room, seems like everyone was well prepared..cheers

              • Bream Dreams says:
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                Frozen Ropes. How long have you been a Razzball reader?

                • Bream Dreams says:
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                  @Bream Dreams: are you the same Ropes from The Great White North?

                  • BOYLE says:
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                    @Bream Dreams:
                    No I am the frozen from the dirty south. I have been a razzball reader for four years. Best fantasy site out there!!! Good luck!

                    BB

                    • @BOYLE: Dude, this site is feckin light years ABOVE all the others..These guys are confident, smart, funny and humble..Best combo there is..

  8. Here is my COMPLETE team..lol..cheers

    First ever draft last night on ESPN, started by a poster on here, Principle Blackman.

    12 teams 5X5 ROTO. I had the 8th pick.

    Comments welcome from all. thanks..cheers

    C Buster Posey, SF C, 1B DTD

    1B Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 1B

    2B Ian Kinsler, Det 2B

    3B Evan Longoria, TB 3B

    SS Hanley Ramirez, LAD SS

    2B/SS Derek Jeter, NYY SS

    1B/3B Carlos Santana, Cle 1B

    OF Jason Heyward, Atl OF

    OF Josh Hamilton, LAA OF

    OF Alfonso Soriano, NYY OF

    OF Curtis Granderson, NYM OF

    OF B.J. Upton, Atl OF

    UTIL Victor Martinez, Det DH

    Bench Mark Teixeira, NYY 1B

    P Matt Cain, SF SP

    P Jered Weaver, LAA SP

    P Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD SP DTD

    P CC Sabathia, NYY SP

    P Dan Haren, LAD SP

    P Ivan Nova, NYY SP

    P Archie Bradley, Ari SP

    P Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP

    P Ian Kennedy, SD SP

    Bench put in waiver claim for SP

    Bench put in waiver claim for SP

    DL Cole Hamels*, Phi SP DL15

    DL Mike Minor*, Atl SP DL15

  9. Dileo says:
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    Hey Grey ( and anyone who wants to chime in)

    I’m in a bad place, with Profar out, I’m sitting with no 2b. My options are to pick up:

    Weeks/ callaspo/ schoop/ lemahieu / goins/ aviles

    The thought of starting any of those guys is stomach turning. Whose my best bet in a h-2-h ?

    Thanks guys

    • @Dileo: Hey, I like the new guy, Schoop. Can’t be any worse than the others and he has some nice upside..good luck..cheers

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Dileo: since it’s h2h i would just stream from your 2B spot until you find a decent replacement…

  10. Brett says:
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    Gray

    Do you still have matt Moore as a top 20 starter? Are you concerned about the walks still happening this spring? Should I look to move him now before the season starts?

    Thanks

    • Dileo says:
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      @Brett: I have MM as a SP3 in a h2h. I have similar concerns. IMO he’s not a top 20 guy this year. He clearly has control issues, and frankly he got pretty lucky last year. I can see him winning 15 with an ERA 3.50 WHIP 1.35 , best case. Worst case could be be ugly if he can’t get it together mentally. I can think of 20 SP in a mix league I would rather own.

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Dileo: I can think of 30.

        He really is a WHIP nightmare.

  11. Principal Blackman says:
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    Mr. Hamiham is absolutely my new favorite chef.

    I always find it strange when (12 teams or larger) AL or NL only leagues have teams starting two catchers if only for the fact that there are only 15 teams contributing to the player pool, which means that some teams are being forced to roster guys like Josh Phlegley and John Buck who are projected to be worth negative dollars. At some point, wouldn’t you be better off leaving that second catcher slot empty?

    That said, it is nice to see Saturday Grey putting in some time. I feel like he’s been letting M-F Greys do all of the heavy lifting for quite a long time.

  12. Gbbb says:
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    Have an extra spot for pitcher. Best pickup of the three: Erik Johnson, Paxton, or eovaldi? Thanks

  13. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey… Do you think Hutchison was a good pickup or should I replace him with a closer like Hoover?? Or I got one batter on the bench which is Leonys Martin so I could always add Kolten Wong. What do you think??

    • Dileo says:
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      @Frank White: if your league is deep enough to consider Hutch, I can’t see a reason why Wong would be avail. I would grab him ASAP.

    • Frank White says:
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      Hoover, mujica or Nate Jones is available

      • Frank White says:
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        I’m in a 10 team mixed h2h points

        • Frank White says:
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          Matt Wieters
          Prince Fielder
          Gyorko
          Wright
          E. Andrus
          Adam Jones
          J. Bruce
          Alex Gordon
          Utility- M. Cuddyer
          Desmond Jennings
          Bench-
          Leonys Martin
          Pitching –
          Bumgarner
          Alex Cobb
          Homer Bailey
          Matt Moore
          Masterson
          Samardzija
          Jimenez
          Dillon Gee
          Glen Perkins
          Alex Wood
          Erasmo
          Drew Hutchison

  14. D-Bag says:
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    MR GRAAAAAAY ….

    Wong narry a hit career vs Lefties ? U dont smell platoon ?

    Drafted yesterday, solid O w good SP but lack Closers … shall I offer Cano/Gee or Eovaldi for Yu & K. Jansen & pick up Wong-Duck-Dong ? He wasn’t drafted same w/ Rendon…he the starter in WAS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @D-Bag: I hope not on Wong….I’d want Cano

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: mlbdepthcharts is calling it wong/ellis platoon right now.

  15. Frank White says:
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    In starting to regret grabbing matt Moore. I went by your rankings and grabbed him before pitchers that were after him on your list like Lester, Cain, and James shields.. On yahoo they’re saying that they’re not even recommending him in drafts. Do you disagree or should I try to trade him for someone like Ventura and maybe another guy or just see how he does cause the walls are gonna kill me??

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Frank White: I think you need to wait and see what happens as the season gets underway. Give the guy a chance. I took him last night in the 11th round of a draft, after guys like Liriano, Gray, Miller and Weaver had all come off the board, and I was certainly wary of taking him, but at some point he has to become a good value when literally everybody else is passing on him. Grey has him ranked 65 (in an admittedly unfavorable tier), and I took him with the 124 overall pick. That, to me, screams value.

      • Frank White says:
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        would you trade him for Fister?? If not then who should I offer for Fister cause THE GUY IS WILLING TO PART WAYS??

        • Frank White says:
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          Sorry about the Caps.. Mistake, lol

          • Principal Blackman says:
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            @Frank White: I wouldn’t go out of my way to acquire him unless it’s at a steep discount. He left his last start on Thurs. after one inning due to a lat. strain.

            • Frank White says:
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              Week if you look at my lineup above Wii would you offer, samardzija might be not enough.. I only have one closer and he has Fernando Rodney and Jim Henderson.. Maybe Masterson for Fister or Moore for Fister n Henderson?? Idk lol. What would you do our nothing??

              • Frank White says:
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                Sorry I don’t know why I still asked when you told me fister is on DL.. forget that!! Thanks buddy!!

                • Bi-Felicia says:
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                  @Frank White: Moore went 17-4 last year with a 9K rate, why would you trade him preseason when preseason games mean squat douche!

                  • Frank White says:
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                    Your absolutely right.. I get in panic mode quick and I gotta so that. Lol.. Thanks

                    • Greyismyhero says:
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                      @Frank White: I just went off JB’s 100 SP ranking list and traded him straight up for Tanaka..Crazy? I dunno, but JB paired with Grey is enough for me to cut bait on the guy…He was auto-drafted for me in the first place when my PC lost connection…so theres that. Good luck!

  16. Bubba says:
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    5×5, mixed, H2H, 12 team league, keeper…

    I have as my OF: Craig (CI slot), Alex Gordon, Jay Bruce, Matt Holliday, & Carl Crawford.

    Not nuts about Crawford but are there any upgrades in our league’s free agent pool?

    I’m a little light on speed…my power, hitting countables, and batting average are projected as the best in my league according to Steamer for my entire roster…we’ll see how that pans out…

    In League Pool: De Aza, Hart, Brantley, Fowler, Byrd, Avisail Garcia (I like this guy…more durable…but his plate discipline is awful), Young Jr., Sizemore, Melky, Pagan, Corey Dickerson…

    Thanks!

  17. Noah says:
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    Hey,instead of Jam or Cram, how about hump him or dump him?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Noah: I like hump or dump better

  18. dude says:
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    Wanted to see where you think my teams weaknesses lie going into the season?

    This is a 12 team 5×5 roto keeper league.(Keepers with *) We only get 8 FA pickups for the rest of the year so having backup position players is a necessity and cheap prospects are gold for trading and for salary purposes come keeper time.

    C – Ramos
    1B – Fielder*
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Arenado*
    SS – Simmons
    IF – Bogaerts*
    OF – J-Upton*
    OF – Rios*
    OF- Harper*
    OF – A. Garcia*
    U – Butler

    Benach C -Salty
    Bench 2B – Guerrero
    Bench SS – Russell
    Bench 3B – Moustakis
    Bench OF – Springer*, Fowler, Almora

    SP – Scherzer*
    SP – A. Sanchez*
    SP – Gray*
    SP – Samardzija*
    SP – Bailey*
    P – Gee (SP)
    RP – Grilli*
    RP – Janssen*
    RP – H. Santiago (SP/RP)

    Bench SP – Porcello, E. Butler
    Bench RP – Melancon, Farquhar, Scheppers

    • Grey

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      @dude: I would think you’d have more back up positions then… The team that is in there looks very solid those, but a tad stronger on pitching, but not bad…

  19. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Guy in a RCL drafted Van Slyke day after he hit a home run. Got credit for the home run and then dropped him. Having a tough time deciding if this was smart or incredibly cheap/not in the spirit of good competition.

    I did think about doing it myself, but decided at that time that the latter trumped the former.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Bi-Felicia: The question wasn’t whether it was smart or dumb.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: No one should ever be thought less of if they are playing by the rules.

        • Beardcrabs says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: sounds like a good (opposite of immoral) move to me…

  20. for a 15 team tout war or blog war league – what stat numbers would you need at each postion
    the magic number of steals – rbi’s HR and so on

  21. RotisserieJedi says:
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    I gotta say Grey, between the indoctrination from Razzball and my natural inclination to make a penny scream, I totally identify with what happened to you during this draft. I only have 1 auction team this year for that very reason: auctions take way too long, and I have to read a book during the first half to two-thirds of the draft because I’M NOT PAYING THOSE PRICES!!! It’s hard for me to tell how good your team is because it’s AL-only, and I only do mix leagues, and some NL-only. But just for comparison, in my non-expert mixed league I think I ended up with comparable batters to your, but my pitching was ridiculous because guys like Cobb, Teheren, Cingani, Grey, Archer, and Salazaar had been ignored until I was ruling the roost with the biggest bag of gold. I scooped them ALL up!. — Just one question: did you get harassed by the draft room for your strategy, or were they grown-up about the whole thing? Cuz I got lit up! Good Luck!

    • Grey

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      @RotisserieJedi: Nah, no one bothered me about the strategy… I think most of the room simply wants to draft as quick as possible because they’re at their day jobs and then checks out…

  22. HANDSOME ED says:
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    LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!

    16 team 4×4 roto no strike outs, no runs.

    I had the 15th pick

    C Rosario 6th
    1b Pujols 4th
    2b J Mercer Free Agent
    ss Tulo 1st
    3b Arenado 11th
    MI Alcides Escobar 15th
    CI Morneau free agent
    OF Dom Brown 5th
    OF Leonys Martin 8th
    OF D Jennings 10th
    OF Harper 2nd
    SP F-Her 3rd
    SP Burnette 12th
    SP Peavy 13th
    SP Haren 17th
    SP W Rodriguez 19th
    RP F Rodney 7th
    RP Veras 9th
    RP JJ Hoover 16th
    bench K Morales 14th
    bench Travis Wood 20th
    bench Millone 21st

    • Grey

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      @HANDSOME ED: I think the hitting looks solid for a deep league… Obviously after F-Her, your pitching gets very wonky

  23. Pig Bapi says:
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    Hey Grey (et. al.)!

    I have a league logistics question! We did an offline draft after the Australia games, and our LM just uploaded our lineups yesterday. Using a strange and demonic algorithm only known to the lords of the underworld, he managed to input all of our players onto the correct teams, but in a bizzare order. Because it’s a weekly league, rosters were locked as soon as the draft results were loaded in, and as a result many early draft picks across the league are riding the pine, including Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout, and Adam Wainwright.

    My question is: Should we declare all weekly matchups for week 1 a tie given this bizzare happening? Obviously the folks who drafted these guys and find them on the bench are wildly disappointed.

    Thanks in advance for the advice! (And I’ll come back next week to ask about pitchers, as this silliness has made my early query moot)

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Pig Bapi: Can’t your LM go back and fix the rosters so that these guys are included in the starting lineups? That seems like the most responsible solution to me.

      • Pig Bapi says:
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        @Principal Blackman:

        Thanks for the reply, Teach.

        I believe that he can. Will he? That’s a different question. I lack faith, so I’m trying to think of other options.

    • Grey

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      @Pig Bapi: A league manager should be able to reload the league… Worst case scenario, he could start a new league and re-load things properly since it is his fault

  24. Sad Keanu says:
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    Do you prefer Gardner over Venable?

  25. Wil says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for your article as usual.

    Am in a 8-team OBP league.
    Hard corner question: I got Votto , Donaldson , Alveraz for 1B / 3B , am looking for potentials in FA.
    R Howard , Smoak , Belt , Lind , Carter , Olt are still in FA, Suggest me to pick Olt instead of others in the shallow league? Thoughts appreciated. Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Why do you need another corner man?

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: Main purpose is for 1B backup … I got Votto for 1B only and what if he gets hurt …. Also wants to know if Olt’s potential worthy to pick now or not? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can you not pick up guys if he actually does get hurt in-season?

          • Wil says:
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            @Grey: Sure. Just wait and see Olt’s performance. Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully

  26. nycs10011 says:
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    Grey,

    Can’t wait till the season really begins and I can start asking you which replacement catcher will save my team…

    Now I did what I never said I’d do and under drafted power in an AVG & OPS 12 man ROTO league. I have Machado on the shelf and am looking for a power fill in. I have Frazier, Alonso & Dunn pick from. Just go off the rankings or you think one might be more useful given my need?

    Thanks as always!

  27. Matt says:
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    Waiver wire 15 team league, would you rather pick up Quintana, Paxton, Paulino, Doubrount, or Beckett (when he comes off the DL)?

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, btw do you see Robbie Ross sticking in te TEX rotation? I’m not sure Saunders is a long-term option and Lewis has been dealing with injuries for a while.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ross should be in for this season

        • Fireball Feliz says:
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          @Matt:

          Martinez is gonna be the first one down when Yu comes back in a week. I’d guess that when Colby/Harrison are ready it’ll be Ross before Saunders that gets das boot. As a Rangers fan I’m hoping both of them are in the rotation by May 1st and Robbie/Saunders go to the pen. I’d still start Ross on Wednesday vs a bad philly line up though

          • Matt says:
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            @Fireball Feliz: Makes sense, Ross definitely has a juicy 1st matchup. My league gives us a $60 free agent budget during the year and April-Jun are min $10 bids (dropped players get half their value added back to your budget) so I was hoping Ross would stay in the rotation for most of the season before I decide to try and snag him. Thanks from a fellow Ranger fan!

  28. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Keeper question.
    8 team H2H keeper league point based scoring. Similar to ESPN’s point based scoring.
    Was offer Lester/Heyward for Moore. Thoughts?
    Do you like Lester/Heyward/Miggy for Moore/Segura/Encarnacion better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Heyward side

  29. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Grey,

    You said my line up was a little heavy on speed and a a little light on OPS (6×6 10 man OPS and QS). I tend to roll with one bench bat and want him to be a SS/2B in case segura misses time. I’m pretty sure I want to keep Brad Milla, and I currently have Rendon on the bench but drop either of them for Wong?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Grey: oh dear god, I haven’t finished defrosting my deep freezer yet! Oh man if he gets that thing pregnant again I will be livid!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  30. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Top of the morning to you sit:

    5X5 H2h, W S WHIP ERA K RBI ST HR R AVG

    C – Ramos
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Gyorko
    3B – Beltre
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Choo
    OF – Myers
    UTIL – Arenado
    UTIL Yelich
    B – A. Garcia

    SP – Teheran
    SP – Zimmerman
    SP – Liriano
    SP – Gray
    SP – Archer
    SP – Santana
    SP – Smyly
    SP – Erasmo
    RP – Perkins
    RP – Frieri
    RP – N. Jones

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steals are SB, the team looks solid, but light on average and Ks, starters in general

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Grey: Typo smarty. Haha . Thanks. Would you suggest I flip a bat for a sp?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not unless it’s a deal that blows you away

  31. The Thumb says:
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    Early Stream-o-nator returns seem a little shaky. Teheran only $3 at MIL (I’m guessing it’s buying heavily into the hr/9?). Sonny Gray only $7.6 at home against CLE. Masterson only $6…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure there’s reason for the pessimism…

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Grey: I’m still starting all 3. I need my fake baseball fix!

        • Fireball Feliz says:
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          @The Thumb:

          I’m also starting all 3

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  32. No Miller High Life! says:
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    Grey,
    I have Josh Johnson wallowing on my Bench in our Yahoo 12 Team 6×6 H2H League with OPS and Holds as he has not been DL’d yet. Should I hold him or drop him for someone like Frazier or A. Garcia. I could also grab some insurance for Segura (say D. Gordon or Perralta). I thoroughly botched Brad Miller as I was playing games with FAs and I ended up losing him to another stupid ass Manager who already has Tulo and Hanley. That will learn me!

    Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier… Thanks, you too!

      • No Miller High Life! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. One more quick one if I may – any love for J. Chavez? I watched him pitch last night and he was quite impressive. I can check your Rankings as well if he made them.

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I grabbed him in one deep league, will be a streamer for now

  33. ryan says:
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    Which pair of players would you rather have in a dynasty league? Shelby miller Oscar Taveras or Zach Wheeler Kris Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  34. allen says:
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    Grey, is this Jesse Chavez from OAK worth keeping an eye on??? Whats the scoop on him, other than his rotoworld blurb???

  35. BigBabyJesus says:
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    Any thoughts?
    8 team – 6 keepers 5×5 standard h2h

    C – Wieters
    1b – Goldschmidt
    2b – Gyorko
    ss – Segura
    3b – Wright
    CI – Pujols
    MI- Miller
    Of – McCutchen
    Of – J Upton
    Of – Stanton
    Of – Marte
    Of – Jennings
    Ut – M Adams

    Sp – Mad Bum
    Sp – Cobb
    Sp – Teheran
    P – Rosenthal
    P – Ujehara
    P – Henderson
    P – Balfour
    RP – Axford
    RP – Janssen
    Bench – Liriano
    Bench – Cingrani
    Bench – Moore
    Bench – Tillman
    Bench -‘Bucholtz
    Bench – Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very shallow league, but it looks solid enough…

  36. slew says:
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    Good news, Milwaukee’s beat writer is saying that Segura will be in the opening day lineup.
    btw, nice team!

    • BigBabyJesus says:
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      @slew: That’s great news!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  37. frankgrimes says:
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    Saturday what?! Since everyone knows your the man I’d think you be putting in less hours ala Johnny Carson
    Hoover or Fields or Qualls?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @frankgrimes: I have Jones and an extra bench bat so maybe I should grab two of em I just saw chi sox won’t name closer: “Come watch the game Monday,” pitching coach Don Cooper said. “If we have the lead, you’ll find out who is closing.”
      What a douche!

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @frankgrimes:

        Grimey!

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @frankgrimes:

        Grimey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Hoover

  38. Wil says:
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    Trying to pick Segura’s backup if he starts in DL.
    Simmons and Miller are still in FA, pick one, Thanks.

    (By the way, thanks for your quick and solid replies !! Appreciated.)

    • BigBabyJesus says:
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      @Wil: Like slew said above, Segura expected to start opening day. If you gotta pick somebody up, go with Miller.

  39. bri says:
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    12 team mixed auction keeper:

    C – Joe Mauer
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brad Miller
    3B – Adrian Beltre
    SS – Everth Cabrera
    OF – Jose Bautista
    OF – Alex Rios
    OF – INPUT NEEDED
    Util – Jose Abreu
    Minor Stash – Oscar Taveras, Gregory Polanco

    Need to decide on a third outfielder until … ideally.. one of the young guys gets called up… options are Nick Markakis, Michael Brantley, Will Venable, Grady Sizemore. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Venable or Brantley, dealer’s choice

  40. Zaclo24 says:
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    How high are you on Scooter Gennett? worth trading Sabathia for?

    • Kid A says:
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      @Zaclo24:

      So high that when I kick-push, my foot doesn’t even touch the ground.

      Unless he platoons with Weeks, then it’s to the scrap heap with this handlebared skateboard…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Scooter’s starting, sure

    • Beardcrabs says:
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      @Zaclo24: probably not sounds like weeks won the starting gig…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Beardcrabs: depth charts still have scooter as the good part (righties) of a platoon.

  41. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Big Time Timmy Jim and Hector Santiago worth owning in a RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For right matchups, sure

  42. PREz says:
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    Is it friday again? Im confused…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Friday somewhere (no, it’s not)….

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @PREz: It’s Sunday.

      • PREz says:
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        @SteveNZ: steve you time traveling b@$&?”d!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @PREz: they taught us that in science class, it is always Friday somewhere. (gotta love public schools)

  43. pistole pete says:
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    Would you trade Cuddyer and Rosario for Posey in a standard 10 team H2H?

    I have Khris Davis, Adam Eaton, and Brantley to plug in Cuddyer’s place. Also, I don’t really trust any of them will repeat their numbers from last year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  44. thesportsguy says:
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    Need to decide between two keepers in AL only league

    Decision between A. Sanchez and Moss, was hoping Sanchez would pitch today but rained out and auction is tomorrow. Any concerns about shoulder inflamation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  45. nick the dick says:
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    yo g,
    12 team 5×5 h2h
    sp-tanaka, latos, wacha, teheran, kluber, smyly, ventura
    rp-grilli, cishek, jones, hoover
    streaming latos spot when he hits the dl
    drop hoover for erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that works

  46. slew says:
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    Off the the waiver wire gents. T. Walker’s swollen shoulder puts him on the DL retroactive to the 21st.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @slew: Yeah, as soon Yahoo puts him on the DL….Have they?

      • slew says:
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        @Grey: yep

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They did? Sweet… Hello Chris Denorfia!

  47. MikeG says:
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    Seamless linking? Sorry, Grey, didn’t follow. Did you have some drafting tool in your browser or something? Pre-release War Room 2014?

  48. Gerry says:
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    Who would you take off the wire: Marco Estrada or Michael Pineda?

  49. Deck says:
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    I feel over-dependent right now but I took the strategy of waiting until Homer Baily to draft pitching and now disaster has struck.

    Staff
    Bailey
    Teheran
    Liriano
    Scheppers
    Lohse
    RP: Chisek, Hoover
    DL: T Walker, Fister, Josh Johnson

    Top waivers guys: Nolasco, Hughes, Santiago, Leake, Griffin, Arroyo, Paxton (who is getting buzz from Yahoo and Fangraphs)

    I only have space for one guy on DL until Kemp comes off. Should I cut bait on any of these guys to pick up any of the others or should I push through since I am lucky enough to have all 5 healthy starters as two start pitchers in week 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t understand what the disaster is…. I’d want Paxton over Lohse though

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: Disaster is I was counting on Fister Walker and Johnson and they might all be out for a while, just wondering if I should be making long term moves or just hold them and be shorthanded for a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fister and Walker won’t be out longer than a few weeks… It’s fine, you can make due with the Stream-o-Nator

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, are you connected to Vapor House?

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I am one of the owners, started it up around this time last year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, I vape… Recommend any good fruity flavors?

          • Deck says:
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            @Grey: Yes of course it is all dependent on what you like but the Virgin Organic Celestial Honeydew is a nice refreshing flavor, the Plum Crazy is pretty popular as well, and Vanilla Blackberry Swirl is a big seller. We are releasing our own line soon called Driftwood Vapor that will have a good Mango and Green Apple. Shoot me an email at sales@thevaporhouseofhouston.com and I’ll send you out a few things, I owe you for all of the free fantasy advice. What nic level do you use?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Awesome! Thanks! I’m at Nic level 12… Gonna email you now…

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              @Deck: hey what about me? I taught him all he knows about vaping hahaha

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey: did you ever try swirly pop?

  50. Ulysses says:
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    In the process of picking Keepers for an NL only 10 team ROTO espn league, only 3 OFs, no CI or MI. Below are the possible keepers with their keeper values before the draft. We are picking keepers via email in a snake draft style.

    NL catchers are so meh, rosario at 16 seems like a bargain considering the top catchers last year in this league were going for 20+. I am really lost on if belt and simmons are reasonably priced here

    Rosario 16
    Belt 13
    Simmons 11
    Stanton 43
    Yelich 6

    I’m thinking Bumgarner and Eovaldi here

    Strasburg 36
    Bumgarner 26
    Gio 30
    Eovaldi 6

    I’m thinking all of these guys except for melancon are keepers.
    Jansen 18
    Melancon 8
    Henderson 15
    Rex Brothers 6

    this is the second year so I never have kept keepers before. it’s all new to me… THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea how many keepers you can choose

      • Ulysses says:
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        @Grey:

        i can keep any amount to fill in the roster. my budget is 260, so i just need to have at least 1 dollar allocated to the 23 roster spots I have. So basically I can keep all or none if I wanted to as long as its under 260

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then I’d keep everyone but Melancon…

  51. Greyismyhero says:
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    I learned a new catch phrase from someone yesterday…

    Let your ponies run!!! I’m renaming one of my team names after this great saying to depict my young upside sexy MF pitching staff!!! Heck yeah!! Can you feel it? SMOKE…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Smoke it!

  52. Buzzdainer says:
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    I play in a league that counts holds. Right now I’m fairly set with saves, but still in need of holds, figuring I can score some off the waiver wire. Right now I’m carrying Jason Motte and planning to use a DL spot for him when the Cardinals get around to placing him on the DL. Assuming they don’t before Valverde becomes a free agent in my league, though, which guy would you rather have–Motte or Valverde?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valverde

      • Buzzdainer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. The Marte Partay says:
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    Really like this team Grey, would be shocked if you’re not top 3 if the injury bug stays away.

    Quick question, do you still like Drabek at all? Looking at taking him in the 48th round of my NFBC draft(thank God it’s almost over, this thing has dragged on longer than How I Met Your Mother, with equally diminishing returns). Also considering Crick, Casey Kelly and Enny Romero, just looking for upside basically.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha… I’d go Enny Romero…

  54. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team h2h

    Need Fister replacement while on DL. Budget for in season moves, so moves are pretty limited.

    Current staff: SP Bailey, Cobb, Fister (DL), Salazar, Samardzija, Kluber, A. Wood, Ventura RP: Robertson, Cishek, Jones

    Smyly: vBAL, @SD, vLAA, vCHW
    Kazmir: vCLE, vSEA, @SEA, vHOU
    Porcello: vBAL, @SD, vCLE, vCHW
    Erasmo: @LAA, @OAK, vOAK, @MIA
    Haren: @SD, vDET, @SF, vPHI
    Nova: @HOU, vBAL, vBOS, @TB

    or…Hoover and Qualls are available on the waiver as well.

    Thanks and happy Day Before Opening Day Day (stutterer!)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        How close is it between Porcello and Kazmir? Ricky boy is having a shitty spring (7.85 ERA) while Kazmir has looked good aside from the minor tricep scare.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Close enough, I guess…

  55. goodfold2 says:
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    i just noticed that J.johnson doesn’t have a real life contract for 2015. should i still extend him now and pay 8.625 million (out of 100 million budget) in deep ass 30 man dynasty? I’d pay a closer that, but who’s to say he will be one in 2015?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: just noticed something else. opp didn’t extend his t.clippard nor melancon (both of those would cost less than 8 million). I am better off simply trading j.johnson for one of those (and probably getting a pick too), then extending that guy?
      2. if so which guy?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: he’s only 2.625 mil this year, it would be 8.625 in 2015 with extension.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Melancon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i literally was making fun of a guy who bid 4.3 mil for 3 years on joba freakin chamberlin, but won’t extend clippard or melancon. I basically won’t have saves for right now, but will have best pitcher overall (playing behind a 37 year old few months removed from injury)

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: what’s better. i do need starting MI
          1. goins and melancon
          2.melancon and mid round pick next year (we’re already around 500 minor guys deep into pool)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            1

  56. Swfcdan says:
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    Just….one….more….day.

    Longest offseason EVER…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Swfcdan: at least most teams (NOT THOSE LAZY GRIFFIN OWNING SHITS IN OAK) are giving their players DL slots. I’ve missed like 5 SP in a Griffin owning league.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @goodfold2: SD’s lazy j.joshson owners too. what’s with west coast teams being DL bums.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @FrankGrimes: these aren’t 12 teamers i’m taking about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  57. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    for some reason Yahoo has Miley projected at much more QS than other free agent SP. your rankings say either wily peralta or santiago should be grabbed. Does QS move Miley ahead of those 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: picked up Hector (with Breaking Bad voice) before you even responded. would’ve felt terrible rostering Miley again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: i still would’ve got miley if you thought he’d be more QS useful. cause we now he isn’t K useful.

  58. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    How did I do. NL only, 9 team 7×6 with BB’s and Slug for hitting and HDS as the extra 6th catergory

    C Travis d’Arnaud, NYM C
    1B Anthony Rizzo, ChC 1B
    2B Kolten Wong, StL 2B
    3B Ryan Zimmerman, Wsh 3B
    SS Troy Tulowitzki, Col
    OF Bryce Harper, Wsh OF
    OF Justin Upton, Atl
    OF Jayson Werth, Wsh OF
    UTIL Cody Asche, Phi 3B
    UTIL Peter Bourjos, StL OF
    P Gerrit Cole, Pit SP
    P Julio Teheran, Atl SP
    P Addison Reed, Ari RP
    P Tony Cingrani, Cin SP
    P Jim Henderson, Mil
    P Carlos Martinez, StL RPRecent
    Bench Francisco Liriano, Pit SP
    Bench A.J. Burnett, Phi SP

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The hitting looks very solid, like the balance to it…. Pitching looks nice too… Solid team…

  59. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Dont like trades before the season starts but I was just offered adrian gonz, wil meyers, and sergio romo for my goldschmidt. We play 3 OFs and 2 utility – I have carlos gonzalez, gardener, aoki, pujols, and avisail garcia occupying those spots. I have basically no closers and I like wil meyers but I know Im going to reject this offer. WOuld you agree? Also, I doubt he would take it but whats your thoughts if I offered him goldy and one of avisail garcia or aoki, in exchange for his adam jones, wil meyers, and romo? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones/Myers is good for you

  60. ouch says:
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    Who’s this Kershaw fella I see with a DL thingy behind his name??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, never heard of him… Oh, him!

  61. Chicken Dinner says:
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    14 team H2H POINTS

    2B Hill
    SS Segura
    MI Miller
    Bch Schoop

    OF Pacman, Stanton, Jup, Carter, Leonys, LoMo
    We strt

    SP Jimenez, Shelby, Lynn, Minor, Taiwan, Skaggs, Delgado, Hale
    RP Richards, Kelly, Ross

    1. Would you trade Segura for Puig?

    2. Would you rop LoMo for Mejia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2 Sure

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Grassy ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  62. goodfold2 says:
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    griffin finally got DL in espn 16 teamer. grabbed chacin for road games DL stash too (had room)
    which of these for 8th healthy pitcher slot (hope hope Annabell).
    erlin/mejia/mcallister/feldman/volquez/roark/e.johnson/hale/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  63. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: I’m sure you’ve probably answered this several times, but how concerned are you re: segura’s injury? Still like him more than andrus?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve adjusted my projections/rankings for Segura… I still like him… Hoping he’s okay

  64. Quit Medlen In My Cashman says:
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    Hey Grey, I like your team (Miller, Porcello, Middlebrooks) although it’s hard for me to get a read on your team because I’ve never done a AL only league. My question is for my 2nd UTIL slot should I go Corey Hart or pick up Smaok. I know Hart is higher on your rankings but I’ve been reading that you think Smaok has a lot of upside this year to finally put it all together. I think if either gets hot at the beginning of the year they will get picked up in my league so I gotta gamble on one. Thanks I appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Smoak… No problem

  65. marcus allen was good al says:
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    Miller, rendon or Kendrick? 12tm yahoo, keep 10, 6×6 w the other cat bb. Ride the miller train?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  66. Wolf of wrigley says:
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    Hey keep andrelton Simmons or Alexi Ramirez ?

    Are you high on victorino or christian yelich ? Would you drop one of them to help your depth? My other of’s are Bryce Harper, Matt holliday, pence, victorino, and yelich.
    I also have Adam Dunn who I’m on the fence.

    Available bench guys bj upton, kole Calhoun , leonys Martin , Chris owings, josh reddick, Jedd gyorko,Adam eaton, Jonathan villar, Nolan arenando, Eric young jr, James loney, dee Gordon, Grady Sizemore, Khris Davis,

    My 1b is goldschmidnt (also have Eric hosmer)

    C I haver Carlos Santana (& sal Perez)

    2b I have pedroia

    Ss- see above

    3b- David wright

    Utility – Martin prado

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Wolf of wrigley: simmons for keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons…. Lose Dunn… Gyorko

      • Wolf of wrigley says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you drop either victorino or yelich? Non keeper league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  67. McBainus says:
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    Haven’t asked your for a lineup opinion in a few years, but just finished my long-time keeper league draft today, and just have to ask. 12 teams, mixed, $180 total, roster spots shown below:
    C – W. Rosario $10
    1B – P. Fielder $20 (keeper)
    2B – R. Cano $34 (keeper)
    3B – B. Lawrie $2
    SS – H. Ramirez $14 (keeper)
    OF – J. Bruce $12 (keeper)
    OF – S. Marte $10 (keeper)
    OF – B. Hamilton $15 (keeper)
    UTIL – C. Beltran $9
    SP – C. Kershaw $18 (keeper)
    SP – T. Cingrani $10 (keeper)
    RP – E. Frieri $3
    RP – J. Soria $5
    P – J. Axford $3
    P – H. Iwakuma $3
    P – A Sanchez $13
    Reserve – B. Butler $8
    Reserve – Brad Miller $6
    Reserve – N. Arenado $6
    Reserve – C. Kluber $4
    Reserve – Avisail Garcia $4

    Starting pitching is a bit suspect, but with Kershaw anchoring (despite the DL trip), Sanchez and Cingrani – I figure that 3 is enough of a base to stream the rest and/or pick up some newcomer off waivers.

    The offense HAS to be Top 2 or 3 at worst though, right?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @McBainus: need more than 5 starters, and likely don’t need 4 bench hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, offense looks solid despite owning Kershaw

  68. Toxic sponge says:
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    Hoover or Parra?

    Gee or Erasmus?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Toxic sponge: My money is on Hoover and Erasmo (assuming you mean him and not the Dutch scholar)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover….Gee

  69. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Sanchez (is he hurt?), Porcello, or Kluber this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  70. goodfold2 says:
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    yeeeehah, so i got this for j.johnson
    melancon/4th rounder next year/h.morris (1b MIL power/K artist). my team is weak in both power and CI prospects.
    he actually would rather do that one than goins, or 2nd rounder. He also wouldn’t have moved D.Webb.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: don’t know why he likes goins more than morris, Goins appears to be no bat all glove type.

  71. Steve Stevenson says:
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    AJ Griffin, Josh Johnson or any other DL’d SP you can think of (Kershaw!) worth more than a streamer in 12 team 6×6 (QS) H2H? Trying to decide whether to stash or just go with the Erasmos and Santiagos of the world.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: i know griffin dot DL’ed today on espn. not yet at yahoo. However if you’ve waited this long you might be able to wait another say 20 hours or less and have the best of both worlds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  72. mauledbypandas says:
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    Owings won the SS job in Arizona.

    Vin Scully is also still awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  73. Mike says:
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    I’m waffling between back-end starter choices Erasmo or Hutchinson.

    I have a feeling which ever one I don’t pick up will be taken by Monday morning by another manager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  74. bossmanjunior says:
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    Another Fister replacement (I have him everywhere!!), but this time in my RCL.

    Options: Gallardo, Perez, Paxton, Hudson, Hughes, Quintana, Odorizzi, Morrow, Cosart

    or….just stream this spot?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @bossmanjunior: perez now, but could possibly also later stream that spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  75. SteveNZ says:
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    Anyone chasing a Hold in the game tomorrow? Who’s the best choice out of:

    Paco
    Howell
    Withrow
    Thayer
    Torres
    Vincent

    • Alex says:
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      Am I gonna @SteveNZ: Thayer or Paco, neither SP will go past 6 innings most likely

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: Paco or Howell. I wouldn’t go after SD arms for the hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paco

  76. MB says:
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    Will I regret choosing Martin Perez over Jenry Mejia? QS league, no wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully not

  77. Joe G says:
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    Grey which pitchers you recomend me to start this week i have grienke, Gio González,garret colé, fransisco liriano, sonny gray, Zack wheeler, tony cingrani,alex wood?

  78. marcus allen was good al says:
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    NL only h2h pts lge. Wins(p) are worth 10pts. Think its pretty customary points lge scoring (only one I play in). Actually a weird lge where half the lge is nl only and half the lge is al only but everyone plays each other. So its essentially a 6tm nl only lge, 6tm al only lge immersed into a 12tm lge. My question is should I trade Ramos and gee for Lynn? I’ll list my roster below. Thx Grey.

    C lucroy
    1b agonz
    2b dmurphy
    3b wright
    Ss Desmond
    Of mccutch
    Of jup
    Of pence
    U Kemp
    Bn Phillips
    Bn ramos

    P gcole
    P cashner
    P cueto
    P ryu
    P gee
    P latos
    P grilli
    Bn cmart
    Bn brothers
    Bn eovaldi
    Bn henderson

      • marcus allen was good al says:
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        @Grey: sweet thx. Then would u be tempted to drop Ramos for erlin, t Jordan or Mejia since he’s a backup catcher and I took a back end approach to pitching? Or hold ramos since he’s not a horrible bench bat and I know that the other owner covets him and I could wait out a trade w him? I get to add one those pitchers anyway when i move Latos or Kemp to DL but that’s looking very temporary now since kemp is due back and latos soon, and u have to use ww priority on EACH move (another lame/weird quirk to lge).

        • marcus allen was good al says:
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          @marcus allen was good al: thx man I’m buying u a daquiri or two for all this lately. I’m due anyway for the years of reading you’ve provided. Also got sparky anklebiter t shirt questions. I want one!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha… Let me know what questions you have

            • marcus allen was good al says:
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              @Grey: yea streamers they are. I get a lil panicked before the season esp when I like to wait my pitching and u get some jack hole that likes to make his first 3 picks kersh jfern stras… what the deuce?? Lol. My question is….do u have any sparky anklebiter shirts left?? I want a couple real bad. The commissioner of this weird lge (my cousin actually lmao) claimed that he ordered some in like 2011 and never got em. I still don’t believe him til the day and knew then that I should have jus done it myself! So now I still want em and I’ll actually order one for that dip shit too to show him how its done! Lol. Wish I commished for him too!! He’s always trying to limit moves cuz he must know I be reading grey every nt and I’m gonna smokkke his ass….again lol. Thx Grey, u da best n da biz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose him for Mejia, but those are streamers

  79. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    SON likes Brett Anderson a lot this week, and Randall Delgado not so much. Do you recommend dropping Delgado for Anderson, potentially losing the former for a stream against the Marlins in week one? In general, how do you feel about dropping sleepers for streamers in the early season, and sacrificing the long play for a bet on the short term?

  80. goodfold2 says:
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    hard to believe so called experts can do that to themselves just to feel cool to own E5 or Miggy. It’s pretty much like they either have the math skills of a dumb 10 year old or have never done one of these kind of drafts before. The whole point is to make sure you get starters, and hope they don’t suck too. Not get 1 superstar and also have to field 4-5 platooner/bench guys as starters. But i just noticed the insane level of sadism of a league where you have 24 starting catchers when the real life teams only have 15 in the AL. How did you get Suzuki at 5 considering he’s a starter as well? you got 2 starters out of 15 total AL starters for $21?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: Suzuki was actually a few dollars less on my sheet but wanted another starter

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it seems crazy that ANY starter wouldn’t cost more in that type of league, although this now makes this league the only one you’re rooting against Pinto in.

  81. Jason says:
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    Xander bogarts Cody asche asdrubal cab

    Would I be best starting Xander at short with asche at third

    Or is there a better combo out of the three for 3B/SS ?

  82. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Good Morning Grey : 10 team yahoo 5×5 QS league. Now that Fister is visiting the DL, I am looking to possibly stash Derek Holland on the DL as well and add another FA arm. Which one of these guys would you add?

    Héctor Santiago
    Jorge De La Rosa
    Phil Hughes
    Jonathon Niese
    Robbie Erlin
    Yusmeiro Petit

      • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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        @Grey:

        Whats your number 2,3 and 4 being that I just lost Darvish and an expected Hellikson to the DL?

        Sad, season hasn’t even opened and my 3 DL spots are filled.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure what you’re asking

          • 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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            @Grey:
            Can you rank these guys in order of preference to pickup to fill FA spots:

            Héctor Santiago
            Jorge De La Rosa
            Phil Hughes
            Jonathon Niese
            Robbie Erlin
            Yusmeiro Petit

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Erlin

  83. Swfcdan says:
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    So Dodgers play the opening series down under, and now they play the only game on opening night. Eh, is Selig now a Dodgers fan or something?

  84. Swfcdan says:
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    The White Sox will not name a closer prior to opening day, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    “Come watch the game Monday,” pitching coach Don Cooper said. “If we have the lead, you’ll find out who is closing.” Cooper said the candidates for the role will know their job Sunday. Matt Lindstrom, Nate Jones and darkhorse Daniel Webb are all in the running for the late-inning role.

    The White Sox clearly hate fantasy owners. Still confident it’s Nate?

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Bet the White Sox feed will somehow fail due to overload in the 9th inning when they get a lead, due to the whole of the fantasy baseball global community logging on to see who’s the closer.

        Then we’ll all rush to gameday and that’ll crash…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  85. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey.. With my lineup I don’t see anyone yet that I want to drop but I was wondering, Do you start your season off always having a streaming spot for pitchers or do you gradually find someone you don’t like in your lineup then start from there??

  86. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    Grey-

    Now that Tommy Medica has inexplicably been added to the opening day roster of the penny pinching Padres, where would you rank him?

  87. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Keeper question.
    8 team H2H keeper league point based scoring. Similar to ESPN’s point based scoring.
    Would you trade Price/Segura for Salazar/Cobb?

  88. The Man Inside Me says:
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    Hey grey, great write up and thanks for all the help so far. I finished my first in person auction draft on Sat. I do not have much experience with auction drafts but ended up with a great lineup and a suspect pitching staff.

    14-team 6×6 roto (OBP, QS)
    This league has very limited moves, $100 budget for roster moves ($3 per) and FA transactions (min $5 per player)

    To go along with Liriano, Masterson, and Salazar, I need to start 3 of these SP, which two would you bench for these next starts?
    Rick Porcello (vs BAL, @SD, vs CLE, vs CWS)
    Chris Tillman (@DET, vs TOR, vs TB, @BOS)
    Randall Delgado (@COL, @SF, vs NYM, @CHC)
    Yordano Ventura (@DET, vs TB, @HOU, vs MIN)
    Tanner Scheppers (vs PHI, @TB, vs HOU, vs SEA)

  89. Cigs McCoughsalot says:
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    sit or start Week 1?

    Marlboro
    Kool
    Camel Extra Wide
    Winston
    American Spirits

    (keep in mind i’ll be drinking too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Newports?

      • Cigs McCoughsalot says:
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        @Grey: Newports are my ace. Never a question there. Start every week. All week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A’ight, was worried

  90. Bott9th says:
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    Grey, an unrelated question: who do you like better for 3B now that Carlos Santana is a starting third baseman?

    Santana or Kyle Seager?

    The switch may allow me to deal one of the two for a 1B upgrade. (Keeper league, head to head).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos

      • Bott9th says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: awesome, thanks. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    about to do another draft, my big money league, after a bunch of b.s. we somehow got 2 new people in last 3 hours to get up to 10 teams (I wasn’t doing mixed league with less than 10). we also draft 27 spots so it’s not as shallow as most 10 teamers. I got 4th, so it will likely be only Goldy (or Cutch) owning league for me this year. I had him in this same league last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  92. Tracy says:
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    My draft went well thanks to your advice, but now need some trade advice. 10 team H2H 5×5. Sterling Marte fell to me in Round 8, but I already have McCutchen, Braun and Bautista for OF and Abreu and Rizzo for UT. My pitching is Scherzer, Moore, Masterson, Lester, Porcello and Pineda. How would you rank the following trades for Marte?

    1. J Zimmerman and Cashner
    2. Gio Gonzalez
    3. Desmond [I have JJ Hardy]
    4. C Lee

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lee, Desmond, Zimmermann

      • Tracy says:
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        Thanks, I will try to close the trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: Do you think Dee Gordon will play enough to matter in leagues where your roster locks for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not most weeks

  94. E says:
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    Cashner& Khris Davis for H. Bailey?
    12team h2h pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  95. Tom Emanski says:
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    Christ, when is Chapman going on the DL? I’m looking to pick up Kluber.

    Also, is Kluber the class clown from an 80s teen movie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Can’t believe he’s not owned already

  96. Sange76 says:
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    Hey guys. Great site!! How my team looking in a 12 team Head to head points keeper league?

    C C. Santana rd 5 (1b,3b)
    1B Joey Votto rd 2
    2B Jed Lowrie rd 11 (2b,ss)
    3B Brett Lawrie, rd 9
    SS Ian Desmond rd 3
    OF Adam Jones rd 1
    OF Hunter Pence, rd 6 keeper
    OF Allen Craig, rd 8 (1b)
    UT Xander Bogaerts rd 13 (3b,ss)
    UT Will Venable, OF rd 15
    P Jose Fernandez, rd 12 keeper
    SP James Shields, rd 4
    SP Jordan Zimmermann rd 7
    SP Cole Hamels rd 10 DL
    SP Chris Archer, TB rd 20
    RP Grant Balfour, rd 13
    RP Steve Cishek, rd 14
    Ben Michael Brantley, of rd 16
    Ben Gregory Polanco,of rd 18
    Ben Kolten Wong, 2b rd 19

    Since its a h2h points league I tried to get consistent players and grab some big on base guys like Votto and Santana to balance out my free swingers in Desmond and Jones. I think I got some good value with pitching even when they were flying off the board early in my draft. I think I got some good multi-position players too. I know my bullpen isn’t exactly lights out, but I don’t like drafting closers early since mine never seem to pan out anyways… What do you guys think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! The team looks good… Hopefully Hamels returns fine, and if he does your pitching should be very solid… Hitting looks fine…

      • Sange76 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks brother! Yeah I’m working the wire for an April starter until Hamels is back. Trying to claim Wood or Kluber in that order depending in how waivers shake out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. B.o.B says:
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    Roark or Scheppers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  98. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok. here we go 10 team H2H with 10 man benches. how’s this:
    pierzynski
    goldy
    gyorko
    andrus
    longo
    jones
    rios
    gordon
    utils pujols
    util crisp
    NA baez
    bench beltran/arenado/miller/wong/hart/
    pitchers 3 SP/2 RP/2 P daily
    annabell
    cobb
    masterson
    gray
    porcello
    tillman
    DL walker
    RP K-Rob/Frieri/Soria/Jones
    attempting to waiver gee and delgado
    War Room says i’m weak at steals. should i
    1 drop Hart for Frazier
    2. drop wong or miller for gordon or EYJ for steals on bench spot
    3. screw this many bench hitters and grab more than 8 starters

    thanks.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i really punted catcher and got caught when at 217 when i hit up baez castro got grabbed as somebody’s bench catcher.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: plan on having 1 overall stream spot (mostly pitchers) so i’d have 8 regular guys and 1 either pitcher or catcher or whatever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Hart for Young

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: ok, so i’m homer heavy enough. also keep the 5 bench hitter and 8 total SP and get a pure speed bench guy to slot in in EYJ (EYJ over dee g). Wong obv is that too, in a sense. Also keep Brad Miller as SS backup. Got it.

  99. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey and Rudy,

    I’m going to pick up one guy that’s currently in the minors for my keeper league (we get 3 per year) who will not only give me the best results this year, but will also kill it next year.

    (Clearly subject to change barring injuries and whatnot, but who shall I pick up RIGHT NOW?)

    Baez?
    Springer?
    Taveraz?

    Thanks boys! ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  100. Project Merkin says:
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    Really? That was the last guy I thought you’d pick!!

    Don’t you think the ‘stros will be cheap with him? Is it just a gut feeling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Baez then… It’s just a coin flip at this point

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Now I’m just confused, and scared. I’ll stash them both.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Project Merkin: hope you have enough NA or bench slots. hoarding 2 guys in small amount of bench slots that don’t come up till june or later could mess you up.

  101. Project Merkin says:
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    PS: I’m not doubting your gut, I love your gut, just want a tiny bit of insight….

  102. Tom says:
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    Grey – Would you trade Miggy for Wright and Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  103. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    With Jannsen headed to DL, it’s Santos over Delabar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Confirmed on rotoworld.

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: So the next question is, do you think Santos might keep the job even after Janssen comes off the DL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i love how far ahead we are around here, i didn’t even really see santos’s ADP’s go up last three weeks in espn or yahoo. I mean I got him, but didn’t have to overspend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  104. SteveNZ says:
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    Gorzelanny on the DL? Eff that.

    Said me, and no one else but me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: But, there’s a sliver lining! The SP-eligible Wade Davis has been named as the Royals’ primary setup man…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: gorzelanny, i just stashed him in league with 5 DL’s

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @SteveNZ: lol

  105. MB says:
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    In dynasty, okay to trade Cody Allen for Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Swfcdan says:
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    Janssen down and everyones beaten me to Santos in all my leagues.

    Screw you closerpocalypse (wont be the last time I say that this season)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  107. Wake Up says:
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    Finally…baseball…north of the equator!

    Was gonna say, opening day back home in the states…but, I guess San Diego is close enough…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  108. Chris says:
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    Mixed league roto 5×5 should I start Porcello vs KC or Martin Perez vs Philly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  109. The Man Inside Me says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Is Carlos Martinez staying in the bullpen all year or will he be in the rotation once a SP goes down? If you think he will be in the rotation at someone point this year, who would you rather stash: Derek Holland or Carlos Martinez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be an SP at some point… I’d prefer Martinez

  110. Jay

    Jay says:
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    BWAHAHAHA. If you want to watch baseball, you have to watch my Padres.

    http://www.bite.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/deal-with-it61.gif

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Jay: Hah

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Swfcdan: that’s one funny ass GIF

  111. SteveNZ says:
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    Gyorko hitting cleanup. I approve of this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner pitching well, I approve of that

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Don’t own him, so you know what I think about that ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, Jerko

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I’ll take the walk in an OBP league.

            Not that I can concentrate. SUCH a hot girl sitting at the desk next to me.

            • Swfcdan says:
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              @SteveNZ: Pics!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Steve!

  112. KarlJ says:
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    Grey,
    Had an 11 team 5 x 5 roto draft for one of my money leagues tonight. ESPN projected standings doesn’t seem to like my team ( projected to finish 10th out of 11) What do you think?

    C S Perez
    1B Votto
    2B Kinsler
    SS Simmons
    3B Moustakous
    OF A Jones
    OF Harper
    OF Cespedes
    CI Hosmer
    UT Butler
    MI Kendrick

    SP MadBum
    SP Teheran
    SP Minor
    SP Gray
    SP Cashner

    RP Romo
    RP Balfour
    RP Henderson

    Bench Kluber
    Bench T Walker
    Bench Rollins
    Bench De Aza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ESPN didn’t like my team either, so you know what I think… Your pitching looks solid and I like the hitting…You look low on average and speed though…

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha yeah I know in one of the original RCL leagues ESPN had me projected to finish last and I almost won the whole thing
        There seems to be some decent high average speed guys on waivers so I will keep any eye out
        Thanks!

        • Grey

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          No problem

  113. Al koholic says:
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    run Evercab run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  114. Jay

    Jay says:
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    That inning-ending double play was so Padres.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, Padres

      • Jay

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        @Grey: This is the most Padres game ever. Great timing with the national audience…

        • Grey

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          It’s a team that gets on two base runners with no outs and you know they’re not gonna score

          • Jay

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            @Grey: All while wasting a great pitching performance…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hope not… Just give him one run!

  115. J-FOH says:
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    F**king Denorfio! any other park and Gonzo has a roundtripper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, he’s my batty call today!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I don’t need to know who you’re slumming with

        • Grey

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          Haha

  116. SteveNZ says:
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    Make yourself useful, Ethier.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Still early!

    • Jay

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      @SteveNZ: lol, bunting before the pitcher after Vincent just walked a guy… good times.

  117. SteveNZ says:
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    Glad I went for Paco – hopefully we see him with some LH hitters in the Padres lineup…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think that’s a good call

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Piss off Wilson. And my opponent has Kenley…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I have Wilson in NFBC, prolly the only time I’ll start him all year too

  118. royce! says:
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    Bah! Great start for Cashner – who I own everywhere – ruined by their (lack of) offense. I’m afraid this might be an ongoing theme this year…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @royce!: why would have anything changed from last year?

      • royce! says:
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        @Jay: Seth Smith will change everything!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: the padre pitcher factor + 2 for park, -3 for lack of offensive support

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: Just wait until Maybin and Quentin are back!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: the two weeks this season when both are healthy and on the field. Oh how great mid-May will be.

  119. goodfold2 says:
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    yeah, i have thayer in at least one spot, just for today. first inning of year, clean

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: damn i picked up van slyke over setttth smith in one spot. had the choice.

  120. J-FOH says:
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    damn Lispers nightmare!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s so both!

  121. SteveNZ says:
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    That might be the closest we ever get to seeing (or hearing, which would be better) Seth Smith hit a home run off Dale Thayer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Effing Jerko.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  122. goodfold2 says:
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    gyorko and the wrong 3 true outcomes today.GYORKO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  123. SteveNZ says:
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    Great, now we see Paco.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i’ll still take 2 outs

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and K/9 infinite. best 3 words in english language

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ratio help!

  124. bossmanjunior says:
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    Grey,

    10 team shallow h2h

    Who, if anyone, do I drop for Santos?

    C Perez
    1B Pujols
    2B Hill
    SS Segura
    3B Encarnacion
    OF Jones
    OF Marte
    OF Myers
    UTL Rizzo
    BN Miller
    BN Aoki

    SP: Bailey, Cobb, Salazar, Samardzija, A. Wood, Kluber, Ventura, Kazmir
    RP: Robertson, Cishek, Jones
    DL: Fister

    Im thinking either Aoki or Kazmir. Because its h2h, Im trying to hold as many starters as possible. On the waiver, because its a shallow league, the likes of Martin, Gardner, and K. Davis are still available, so Aoki could be more expendable. Kazmir has 4 nice match ups to start the year, so thats where my head is at.

    • Grey

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      Aoki

      • bossmanjunior says:
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        @Grey:

        Muchas Gracias!

        • Grey

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          De nada

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Stone cold motherless last in the FCL. Still early!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Early!

  126. Wake Up says:
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    Jeer the Beard!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  127. frankgrimes says:
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    welp my keeper league draft is finally over pitching was brutal (23 kept) going like crazy early, CBS rankings did me no favors with our favorite pitchers
    Cole (keeper)
    Moore
    Cingrani
    Tillman
    Ross
    Gee
    Estrada
    Mejia
    Henderson
    Balfour

  128. ThE sHiT says:
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    I have 2 bench bats, Seager and Avisail. Which one do i drop to pick up Wong? I have Gyorko at 2B but am feeling all the Wong love. 14 team h2h league with 70 move limit

  129. goodfold2 says:
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    i just now noticed in one roto league thayer got the win (and of course relief win) ha!

  130. L-Boogie says:
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    Ventura is being a little bitch and not naming a closer. As a Nate Jones owner should I pick up Lindstrom as a handcuff or grab Santos?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @L-Boogie: santos

  131. swinging3.0 says:
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    Skaggs is way undervalued imo. Nice bid. All the upside there.

    Im confused by $9 on doubront, thats seems steep. Hes solid at getting strikouts but his minors numbers are modest at best and he walks 4 batters per 9 in the bigs, with poor era and whip.

    Are we talking about the same doubront? Of boston?

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