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Bud Norris and Zack Greinke both struck out 12 hitters yesterday.  One in 6 innings and the latter in 7 innings, if latter means Greinke.  And when I saw their lines it occurred to me, that my Bud’s gonna be just like Greinke, when he grows up, my Bud’s gonna be just like Greinke.  You see my Bud’s WHIP’s a hassle and his homers have the flew.  But one day Bud will be just like you.  One day he’ll be just like you.  And Greinke would say, “Why is he singing Cat’s in the Cradle to me?  I’m not his father, I’m barely two years older than him?”  Yeah, you’ll see, Greinke.  You can’t even see the irony now, but one day, my Bud’s gonna be just like you.  You all will see.  For now, he’s not him.  Nope, nuh-uh, nada, not there, nope again.  His walks are still too out of control, but his K-rate is over nine and his xFIP is 12 team mixed league respectable.  He’s about as risky a starter as there is — he’s even on Rudy’s list of risky pitchers for 2012 — but it’s hard to find his sort of Ks on waivers.  And, one day, he’ll put it together and we’ll have a good time then… You know we’ll have a good time then.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Avila – To the DL with a hamstring strain.  Only positive here is Miggy homered yesterday, feeling more comfortable without AA hassling him.

Chris Young – After starting Tuesday’s game (5 IP, 2 ER), the tall righty left to be with his wife for the birth of their child.  Godspeed, I hear birthing a giraffe can be tricky.

Jason Bay – Returned from the DL, despite the Mets doctors best efforts.

Ike Davis – Reached base three times yesterday.  And, no, it wasn’t one walk where he took a lead off of first and successfully made it back to first on two pick off attempts.  He went 1-for-2 with two walks.  Big news right there.  I bet the back page of The New York Post will be, “Something about the Yankees.”

Drew Stubbs – Out with some bad ribs.  Rudy says Stubbs BBQ in Austin has had bad ribs for years and they’re still open for business.  What gives, Drew?

Paul Konerko – Should be back in a day or two, after having a small chip flushed from his wrist.  Hope all his pertinent information is still on his collar.

Daniel Bard – Red Sox announced they are still deciding on Bard’s role.  I’d go with Joseph Fiennes.

Josh Beckett – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks to lower his ERA to 4.04.  Still took the loss; the Red Sox blamed Youk.

Austin Jackson – Starting a rehab assignment, Sal Perez is starting an assignment, Evan Longoria’s about to start a rehab assignment, Pablo Sandoval’s already rehabbing.  Is there any question why baseball was Betty Ford’s favorite sport?  She used to say, “A great nation begins and ends at water, but a great water is vodka.”

Max Scherzer – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER to push his ERA to 5.88.  Scherzer’s like an Oreo where the middle is creme and the creme is in the middle of excrement.   Mmm…Ks…Mmm…Hey, is that corn?  Jesus Montero, Scherzer, what did you do here?!  He doesn’t sound like a Michael Chabon character to me anymore.  He sounds like a virus of upside that people should bio-vac into a sterilizing waste bin, take out to the lake and free, so someone else can pollute their fantasy ecosystem.

Brandon Morrow – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Three weeks ago, Rudy said I shouldn’t be saying to sell him.  But Rudy also didn’t think he’d have an ERA under 3.50 and he benched him yesterday, so that shows the level of trust here.  How many really felt comfortable with him after his two 6 earned run games (one in 5 IP and one in 2/3 IP) in the last two weeks?  Felt like the wheels were falling off, didn’t it?

Rajai Davis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam & legs with an extra side of legs.  Topps should do one of those novelty cards with Rajai and Quintin Berry, titled, “What’s Happening!!”  I don’t think it’ll be long before Rajai is moved up to the top of the order and continues to run.  Yeah, it’s SAGNOF, but what else you got?

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-3 with his 9th homer as he finally emerged from a nasty slump where he was 5 for his last 40.  Putting aside my cup of snark for a second, LaRoche is usually a second half player and he already has 9 homers.  Maybe someone got him real drunk and moved his calender ahead three months.  The trick’s gonna be when he’s gonna pop champagne after every series win in July.

Michael Morse – 4 for his last 8.  •• — – ••

Felipe Paulino – He was hit by a comebacker, but he left the game with a groin injury.  Sounds like a snowball injury.

Chris Capuano – 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks to raise his ERA to 2.82, which secured him his 8th win.  He also has a 1.08 WHIP.  Basically any pitcher you can think of, Capuano’s been as good as them.  It’s the Year of the Capu.

Jeff Francis – Signed by the Rockies.  The visual I’m getting here is when Homer kept grabbing the donut that was attached to an electrical shock.

Aroldis Chapman – Just because I think it’s amazing, I’m going to go through his stats one more time.  This might be a weekly segment.  Grey Stops and Drools, brought to you by Lobster Bibs, We’re Not Just For Lobster Eating Anymore (what? They’re expanding their market).  Maybe we’ll just call it the A-Droolis Segment.  Either way, through 29 innings, 52 Ks!  0.55 WHIP!  0.00 ERA!  4 Wins!  6 Saves!  And the actual faith of Dusty!

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-3 with the Juan Pierre cycle.  I caught some slack in the comments yesterday because it seemed like I was calling out Yoenis for only having 6 homers.  I was just pointing out that I thought most would think he had more.  No judgements.  I wish he had more maybe because we have him on quite a few teams.

Bartolo Colon – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  And the battle between two starters (Colon and Millwood) that no one wants to own just got interesting.  Colon’s ERA 3.92 to Millwood’s 3.90.  49 Ks to 46.  Colon’s got the WHIP though in a walk 1.26 to 1.39.

Randall Delgado – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He hasn’t been good all season by any means.  Shoot, he hasn’t even really been that good recently aside from this game.  But — and this is a J. Lo-sized but — his ERA is more than a run and a half below Scherzer’s.  Great, now Scherzer is polluting other player’s blurbs.

Freddie Freeman – Left yesterday’s game with a finger contusion.  “Since I was a little finger, I always thought of myself as a toe.”  Oops, that’s finger confusion.  My bad.  Freddie is gonna go for X-rays today and we’ll find out if he’s free, uh, man.

Allen Craig – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I’m gonna go out on a limb and say he’s either injured again (okay, that wasn’t the limb; here it comes) or he’s going to be this year’s Michael Morse breakout.  Some day we’re going to tell our kids about the time Allen Craig stayed healthy for more than three months.  A glorious time of mead and zaftig women and Allen Craig!

Josh Johnson – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Totally solid start, so don’t take this the wrong way, but he doesn’t seem like the dominant pitcher we used to see with him.  He could still be trying to find his groove.  Maybe it’s in Taye Diggs’s shorts.

Ivan Nova – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He now leads the league with 7 wins.  Your jaw dropped, then you went to your waiver wire to see if he was owned.  When you got to the waiver wire, you saw he also has a 5.09 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  How did I know what you did?  I was standing behind you.  Sorry, I was double parked.  See you around!

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Pitched better than his line indicates.  The Tampa Bay Peach is not showing any of his minor league Ks (9+ K-rate) and his fastball may not translate to the majors (89 MPH) while relying on the change (40% of the time).  At this point, I’d still only look at him in AL-Only leagues.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer and third in the last three games.  He’s finally earning that name change he did last year.  Giancarlo, “Word.”  Arte Moreno’s petition to change Los Angeles to Anaheim of Los Angeles hasn’t gone as well.

Jim Thome – Phils activated Thome from the DL. When I saw this news, for a second I thought I had my Rosetta Stone translator on that turns everything into 2003.

Chase Utley – Was joined by Ryan Howard in yesterday’s extended spring training game.  A lot experts are predicting the Phils to win this year’s Extended Spring Training World Series.

Ty Wigginton – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  As my 14-year-old niece would text, “TY VM 4 addvise pick-up TY HEHE!!!”

Jimmy Rollins – 1-for-4 with his 3rd homer.  Hold on!  Stop burying him!  It must’ve been the same spider that bit Nikki and Paulo.  Rollins is hitting .370 over the last week.

Jamie Moyer – Signed by the Orioles.  If he can’t get on the mound for the O’s, they said they might use him as their senior citizen greeter at the ballpark.

Sergio Romo – Got his 3rd save yesterday.  Giants are saying Casilla will be back for their next game.  So fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) can stop waving a hand in front of their face saying “Can’t see ya.”

Gregor Blanco – 5 for his last 10 as he homered yesterday.  He went cold there for a spell (around the time I picked him up), but he’s gotten hot again (around the time I dropped him.  Face meet palm.).

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  He’s been entrenched in the leadoff spot for the Brewers while hitting .289 over his first 114 ABs.  He’s not much else, unfortunately.  Maybe 7/7 over the course of the season.  Fun fact!  His name translates to the sound someone makes when choking on a maki roll.

Carlos Quentin – 1-for-4 with 2 runs.  The Padres are talking about extending his contract.  We’re running a contest to give away a TV; the Padres are giving away $30 million dollars to their first player who can hit 4 homers in a week.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4 as he homered yesterday for the 2nd time this year.  To say he’s been yawnstipating is probably underselling yawnstipating, but he’s been better of late (.333 over the last week; 8 steals and ~.250 in May).  Bee tee dubya, I love the tilde for so many reasons.  A) It looks like a mustache.  B) You need something else!?  C) There’s no C.  D) It’s awesome shorthand for the lazy.  I just looked at Maybin’s stats for May, saw his average came out to somewhere around .250, dropped a tilde on that shizz and called it a day.  E)  You didn’t think this sidebar would have an E, did you? F) If I ever have a daughter, I’m naming her Ma~.

Wade Miley – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He was almost the lede today, but he didn’t strikeout 12.  Kidding.  Sorta.  I don’t buy Miley at all.  I’d say sell him, but I doubt anyone’s buying him.  It would be nice though if someone would drop some Liquid Paper on his stats, so there’s a bit more pressure to promote Bauer.  Oh, no, I pressed the trigger word to ask about Bauer!  Which is coincidentally his name.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a homer.  AuShizz!

Justin Upton – Gibson sat him out again because he’s struggling.  Kirk Gibson’s just giving him enough time to grow some stubble.  “I’ll lather your face in Rogaine if I have to!”  Between this and the owner calling out Stephen Drew, it’s “Piss off your players” week in Arizona.  Next up — Chris B. Young is asked if the B stands for Butthead.

  1. gmatt21 says:
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    grey, i got offered STUBBS and adam laroche for hosmer. my OF currently is ethier, KEMP, doumit, quentin, niewenhies, carlos gomez, brantley and campana. at 1B without hosmer id have pablo 1b/3B and edwin 1B/3B. should i do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gmatt21, I’d take Stubbs

  2. ferris says:
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    james loney or elian herrera ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris, Herrera

  3. Random Collmenter says:
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    Trade my phil Hughes/Matt moore for his shields?

    I think I’m gonna reject this I just wanted to know if you concur.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Random Collmenter, reject

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Random Collmenter, there are two ways to handle this kind of situation: 1- you reject offers like this immediately to let him know you are not a fool. 2- You ignore the offer completely until he takes it back himself.

      Hey there is an art of rejection! Next time he will think twice before he starts bothering you with stuff like this. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Reject

  4. DrEasy says:
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    Morrow is the real deal! That bad outing against Tampa was partially due to bad defense behind him. As for the game in Texas… who doesn’t bench their starters in Texas? Morrow has had pinpoint control of his fastball, he doesn’t get flustered with men on base anymore, and so he is finally pitching like his peripherals always indicated he would.

    • Kubrick says:
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      Grey, you still selling Morrow? Sounds like you are.

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @Kubrick, I’m still selling. Matter o’ fact, I just did, for Bryce Harper.

        • @WhineSpritzer, Solid deal if you need OF help.

    • Craig says:
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      Morrow had the bad outing against Texas, but in the Tampa game there were 2 clear errors and for some reason MLB stats missed the second error. All 6 runs came in the 5th that game and Morrow should have been charged with 2 earned runs. When he left they showed his line on TV and it said 2 earned runs. There was a bit of a chat over this the day after by jays fans. It didn’t really screw Morrow over as he likely doesn’t care, but MLB screwed all the fantasy owners like myself!

      I tend to agree though…3 complete game shutouts. Morrow is getting less strikeouts. Fewer 4 seamers trying to blow it by guys which often works, but also ends up in the stands…more two seamers with good movement getting ground balls…His control has been remarkable this year. Hope he can keep it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy, I love you, you’re making excuses for him…

  5. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    Two things. One: what is that thing you put to the right of Michael Morse’s name? Looks like a smirking four-eyes alien downer; two: Capuano… I propose ‘The Year of the Capubara…” at least it’s more like a real animal that way; three: (I forgot to say there’s three, not two) Chris Young; know what’s worse than birthing a giraffe? Shitting like a hippopotamus. You can probably youtube that last one if you want. Cheers….

    • GlennGulliver says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight,

      For those of us old enough to remember – it’s Morse code.

      • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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        @GlennGulliver, hrm. i learned to notate it with short and long dashes, not periods. maybe they changed it—like they only do one space after periods now but all the fifty-plus dudes insist that two spaces is right because that’s what their typewriting teachers told them.

    • chata says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight,

      but , the hippo line was a giggle .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight, HA!

  6. Steve says:
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    Just gotta check something here. About 36 hours ago, I negotiated a trade of my D Hudson + Paulino for his A-Ram + Kelly Johnson. It was offered and accepted. It hasn’t gone through yet, though.

    Subsequent to that of course, Paulino gets hurt. I’m not under any obligation, moral or otherwise, to offer to cancel the trade am I?

    The only guy I knew to be hurt prior to the trade being accepted is A-Ram – and he’s a guy I’m getting…

    • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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      @Steve, no! get it while the gettin’s good. the trade was negotiated and exacted before paulino got his…. the injury was not contemplated in the initial deal. if dude 2 said “deal contingent on the fact that paulino DOES NOT get hurt by the 7th the we’d be having a different conversation. but he didn’t. and we aren’t.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Had that kinda situation happen to me before, and can’t remember exactly what happened in the end, think it did get processed.

      It should be processed though, it’s when the trades accepted that matters, and if he was injured when the dude accepted its his fault for not checking. Now that he’s gone with it there should be no turning back, let us know what the outcome is.

      Looking forward to the Euros Steve? Starting to get the usual football fever here.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Oh wait a minute, you’re a Kiwi, why would you care about the Euros….duhh.

        • chata says:
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          @TheNewGuy,

          i have an indemnification clause .

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @TheNewGuy, if you have trouble sleeping then you know why, your ears might ring for a couple of weeks as the other owner is constantly talking about the POS in his fantasy league and the botched trade, but if you want to fix the Karmic universe then go buy some transient a 40oz and all is good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Fine print says you’re in the clear… I’d email the owner saying tough break, you suck.

  7. GlennGulliver says:
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    Owning Nova this year has inspired me to propose a term for the Razzball glossary – Novacaine. A Novacaine performance is one in which the pain of a pitcher’s bad start (bad ERA, bad WHIP) is dulled by the fact that he somehow won the game anyway.

    Ivan Nova is the king of Novacaining. He has Novacained his way to 7 wins this year despite an ERA over 5 and a 1.47 WHIP… you get the idea.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @GlennGulliver, Ha….quality.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @GlennGulliver, Nice, it’s the same thing as Conshellation Prize though.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @GlennGulliver, Nice. But yeah it’s the same thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GlennGulliver, Yeah, same as above… Check your terms, people! Kidding. Or am I?

  8. Jimmy says:
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    which 3 to own of Medlen, Colon, Minor, Gee, Smyly? 6 category (-W, +QS, +KBB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimmy, Colon, Gee, Smyly

  9. TheNewGuy says:
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    Pickup Kuroda or Miley for Scherzer?

    Can’t wait to drop this schmo, Kuroda’s been very solid recently aside from one start and ypu know you’ll get wins too, Miley’s been suprisingly effective too. Which ya like?

    The emoticons another option but he’s pitched pretty rough lately…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Kuroda

  10. Grey's da man! says:
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    Would you trade Garza for Craig?

    Also – would you trade Garza + Asdrubal for Hanley or Reyes or Andrus?

    And while were talking about Garza..start tonight at Milwaukee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey’s da man!, I’d take Hanley… I’d start him…

  11. Jermo says:
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    I have Braun, Victorino, and Choo, as outfielders. When Gardner comes off DL whats your advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jermo, Write a letter to Torre to let Gardner catch… Trade?

  12. Adamjason

    Adam says:
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    ..–.. spells “UD”

    I don’t know how to “ud” Michael Morse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, Yes, you U do.

  13. EMC Squared says:
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    Grey – keeping Lost relevant…especially the most irrelevant characters. Great job! I’d like you to reference Frogurt and Carl tomorrow.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @EMC Squared, yeah, I loved the Lost reference. Even if that show was absolutely insane, it was still incredible. Way to keep it alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EMC Squared, Yes, for you…

  14. TheNewGuy says:
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    Despite his ice cold start, could Stanton even surpass your projections for him? Currently hitting around .300 definately higher than the .260 projected, and outside chance of 40 homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah, he could… He’s young enough that’s there’s upside…

  15. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Totally with you on Morrow. He’s been pretty golden for me thus far (I didn’t start him in Texas), but I NEVER feel really comfortable trotting him out there, so I traded him today for Bryce Harper. And that, I’m comfortable with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Nice

  16. Sparks says:
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    Start Matusz in Boston today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sparks, Nope

  17. Kane says:
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    @Grey

    Hey Grey, the way you feel about Max Scherzer, thats the way I feel about Justin Upton and Howard Kendrick. Have all three on my fantasy team. Thanks for the advice!!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Kane, I hate Kendrick. Had a trade worked out to get rid of him and it got vetoed!! I am stuck with this ice cube forever !!!! :sad emoticon:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kane, Eh, Upton will come around…

  18. boomer19 says:
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    Been offered Lincecum, Utley and Rasmus for Cano. I am dominating hitting but my era and whip need help. 14 team 5×5 roto. Is it worth taking a chance on Utley’s return and Lincecum getting better?

    Also Seager or Wiggington ros? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @boomer19, I’d want Cano there, not really close… Seager…

  19. chelsea bb fan says:
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    Hi Grey!

    I need to try to trade a hitter and I don’t know which one to trade!!
    Can you help?

    Fowler
    N. Cruz
    Swisher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chelsea bb fan, Swisher

  20. papasmurf says:
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    Craig is a perplexing case for a keeper league. While I am not ready to slap the “always injured” label on him, he has been on the DL more than he’s been active (or so it feels like).

    But, he is a hitting machine and currently the best hitter on my team even though he was drafted to be the “utility” guy.

    So could I justify keeping him instead of Hosmer? If at the end of the year he’s at .320 25 and 80 and Hoz is at .270 20 75.

    I guess not, but it would really be a reluctant no-keep.

    (Thinking about keepers already cuz my team’s gone from 1.5 pts behind first to 13 behind in 2 days…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Can’t over Hosmer…

  21. papasmurf says:
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    Picked up Bailey and Paulino for spot starts last wk. Went well the first time around. Not so much the second time around…

    Picked up Leake to pick on the Buckos again today… good god my SP situation is a mess. I can count on Anibal and Sale and that’s it. And I don’t know about Sale in the 2nd half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Yeah, I hear ya…

  22. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    “poison pill” has been a part of my lexicon for years , now , and
    have been using it since coming to this site .
    for your readers who don’t grasp the context , max scherzer provides
    the best immediate opportunity and perhaps is this year’s poster child .

    specifically , few will start him against the cubs (on the 12th) , especially
    after his last start and if the wind is blowing out in wrigley .
    sitting him is the prudent thing to do .
    of course , he’ll put up a line something similar to 6 2/3 , 9 k’s , 1 bb .
    so , you bite your tongue … take your lumps … at least you’re “safe” .

    next comes colorado at home , on a sunday afternoon … prolly a low-
    scoring affair .
    in your heart , you still know better than to trust him , so you drop him ,
    either without gambling on this start , but , for sure ‘timed’ so that no one
    else can get him in time for the game vs the rockies .

    you have now activated the poison pill .

    other owners will , for sure , be watching this start against the rockies .
    some may even be motivated to put an early claim in for him .
    in any event , someone will pick him up .
    then , when he blows up for his next start (at pittsburg) , he will
    be on some other schmuck’s roster .

    after that , you can only hope that his new owner looks to re-coup his
    misfortune against the pirates and has the chutzpah to throw scherzer at either texas or t-bay .

    that makes the giving of the ‘poison pill’ all the sweeter .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, true… That’s how he ropes you in…

  23. supra says:
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    slapped with SP injuries this year… Halladay, Lilly, Duffy, Garcia, now Paulino, What do we do with FePa?

    Buchholz, Liriano, Harang, Happ, Wandy, Miley, Milone, Hughes, Delgado, Zito, Diamond are most *interesting* names available… Are they the “Liquid Paper Kids”? or do you see a move in there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @supra, Wandy should be owned…

  24. chata says:
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    @ Grey :

    jeff francis and jamie moyer on the same post ?

    i’ll bet you did that just to see if the kiwi will bite .
    he likes those golden oldies … lilly , oswalt , livian , etc .
    heck , i’ll betcha the kiwi was big on kenny rogers , part 1 , AND
    part 2 … ‘the return of the gambler’ .

    • chata says:
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      my money says that the kiwi has liriano on his roster and starting ,
      for his next trip/expedition(?) out to the mound .

      is it a bet ?

  25. BuyingUpton says:
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    Gordon/FatAdams enough for JUpton in a 12 team, h2h, weekly points keeper?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @BuyingUpton, no

  26. EK says:
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    Pls rank for a spot:

    Billingsley @ SEA
    Diamond v CHC
    Hammel v PHI
    Milone @ ARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Hammel, Bills, Milone

      • EK says:
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        @Grey, can you throw in Ogando @ SF.. thanks

  27. JP says:
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    Drop Rasmus for Morales?
    Time to give up on Kendrick? (FAs: Weeks, Walker, Altuve, Hill, Beckham, Utley, Sean Rod, Infante)

    10 team mixed league h2h categories

    Arencibia
    Pujols
    Kendrick
    Lowrie
    Reyes
    Bruce
    De Aza
    Smoak
    Rasmus
    DL: Crawford, Longoria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP, I’d take Altuve over Kendrick…. I’d want Morales over Rasmus…

  28. TheNewGuy says:
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    In a non keeper (16 team) would you trade Miley for Bauer? My thinking is Bauer has the best chance of all pitching prospects to make a significant impact this year, and his owner might be getting frustrated with no call happening yet.

    Miley’s value couldn’t be higher right now too.

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Definitely

  29. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    Nice Exposé reference. “Power lines?” It’s that one episode where we didn’t learn anything, but got a bunch of new questions. “Paolo lies?” Actually, we learned that nobodies would be getting lots of air time, entire seasons were going to be filled with… filler, and the show had officially jumped the shark. “Paralyzed!” Thanks for a great Season 1, and for making Matthew Fox feel important again. “Wait… ponder lives?” Yes indeed. The six years wasted thinking about that show, at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, I don’t think it was a waste… Lots of great TV within there, but I watched the whole series run in two months so I didn’t feel like I wasted 6 years of my life…

  30. Chillmodious says:
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    FMFBBL… Two days ago I threw Anibal and Jaime while my opponent had Billingsly & Ubaldo for probably their best starts of the year; yesterday I dropped Jaime to play Paulino; today I’m asking you, Grey, who am I dropping Paulino for to be the play on Saturday: Jarrod Parker @ Arizona or Cahill vs. Oakland.

    [If Mix-a-lot measures his TVs in booties, then my electronics store would definitely measure screen size in bad pitching luck ("This weekend only: HUGE RED TAG SALE... all of our Minor-inch plasmas, Nicasio-inch computer monitors, and Paulino-inch LEDs must go...plus don't forget zero percent financing on Haier's new line of Wei-Yin Chen-trons") However, thanks to you I had a very peaceful rest on my new Wilhelmsen yesterday--ditching the Downs comforter really made things feel nice and breezy, which is a must for the long summer months.]

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Chillmodious, I like Parker, he’s got a nice string of recent starts and some great opponents lining up over the next few weeks: @Ari, vs. SD, vs. LAD, @Sea!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Ha, nice rant… I’d go Cahill…

  31. NyJacobs says:
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    is brian roberts or ryan kalish worth a dl spot? or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NyJacobs, Nope

  32. crazycanuck says:
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    Grey:

    Pickup of the week for next week is Gerardo Parra. He is on a hot streak, has a little pop and Gibson appears to be keeping him in the lineup over Kate Upton (what is wrong with Gibby???). Sorry, that’s the wrong Upton, I meant to say B.J. Upton. Sorry, that’s the wrong Upton again but I would rather have Kate than B.J. Arizona is playing in AL all next week so it doesn’t matter which Upton Gibby chooses to play with, Parra will be in the lineup for 6 straight.

    • Chillmodious says:
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      @crazycanuck, There’s a “BJ from Kate Upton” joke in there somewhere…wait, I think I just botched it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crazycanuck, I mentioned picking him up on Monday…

  33. Oxford Comma says:
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    Hi Grey, I’ve got Braun, Bruce, Melky, Craig, and Krispy in my OF. Thinking of dropping Krispy for someone like Wiggy to play 1B today (Butler off).

    Is I nuts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oxford Comma, Eh

  34. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    One other amazing Chapman stat is that in those 29 innings he’s allowed just 7 hits, and just 1 over his last 11+ innings!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, I think you and I are the only ones that appreciate the kind of year he’s having. He’s number 4 on our player rater. Look at the names he’s been more valuable than.

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Grey, Oh I appreciate him, just don’t watch him much as I don’t have him on any teams. Been watching much more of Clippard as I managed to snag him off the wire before he got the job…hellaya yeah! He’s damn filthy too.

        I should watch Aroids though, this guy must be unhittable, his numbers are just insane!

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, Every time I see he’s pitching I flip it to the Reds game, he’s must-see TV, even when he’s shutting down my Braves. I’ve tried hard to get him in a couple leagues, but owners aren’t budging. I have him in 3/5 leagues though and he’s amazing. Funny thing is, I drafted him thinking he’d be a starter.

        I know you don’t pay for saves, but if you wanted him, what you give up to get him? Just curious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @MattTruss223, I wouldn’t pay to get him, but I think you can probably get him cheaper than he’s worth… Maybe trade Matt Holliday? Sounds crazy, but he’s been incredibly more valuable…

  35. crock says:
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    Strasburg for Bumgarner or Strasburg/Aj Ellis for Dempster/Carlos Santana?

    • crock says:
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      @crock, Or try choo/stras for ellisbury/bumgarner?

      • WhineSpritzer says:
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        @crock, Stras in the first two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, I’d take Strasburg for Dempster…

  36. Jake says:
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    Matt Cain/ J. Bruce enough for McCutchen in 5×5 roto?

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Jake, Fair, maybe even a little much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake, Too much

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey,

        What about asking for K. Jansen as well? Still too much? Thanks

  37. Traded a Fister for a BJ says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto h2h. Trade BJ Upton and Mike Aviles for Asdrubal Cabrera and Kenley Jansen?

    Need help at MI with Tulo out, so was trying to do BJ for Asdrubal straight up. He countered with BJ and Aviles for Asdrubal + (bench bat). I could also use a solid closer so I offered this.

    I’d replace BJ with Fowler from my UTIL spot, and then put Panda in UTIL for now. Hoping Seager becomes MI eligible soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Traded a Fister for a BJ, Asdrubal side

  38. airweino says:
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    Need a replacement for Alex Avila at C…

    Olivo, Barajas, Conger, or Thole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @airweino, Conger

  39. Hi Grey and Rudy —

    Would you guys start Garza tonight? It’s in a 14-team roto league where I’m already around 50 innings over pace (1250 limit), and I’m still reeling from Scherzer yesterday. Aside from Beachy, all my pitchers on that team (add Bumgarner and Anibal to Garza and Scherzer) have been laying turds lately.

    Also, who do you see taking over as closer in Houston if/when Myers is traded?

    Many thanks!

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Enrique, I’d start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Yes, start him… Lopez

  40. Francona's Towel says:
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    @Grey

    Austin Jackson and CC Sabathia for Josh Hamilton and Brandon McCarthy? I have other bats to replace Hamilton (AdJones, Pujols, Texeira, Pedroia) but don’t have the pitching (best starter is probably Anibal Sanchez/Chris Capuano)

    I get AJax and CC

    • WhineSpritzer says:
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      @Francona’s Towel, I’d go for better than CC

      • Francona's Towel says:
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        @WhineSpritzer,

        He’s got Bumgarner, Garza, JJohnson, CC, Latos, Lincecum, Strasburg and some RPs.

        I’ve been trying to get two pitchers out of him for Hamilton to no avail.

        • WhineSpritzer says:
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          @Francona’s Towel, I’d rather have Bum, but still doesn’t feel like enough.

          • Francona's Towel says:
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            @WhineSpritzer,

            Bumgarner, AJax for Hamilton?

            • WhineSpritzer says:
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              @Francona’s Towel, Fair. Still feel like it’s just not enough, but you really need the pitching so I could see it.

              • Francona's Towel says:
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                @WhineSpritzer,

                Now I’m getting offered Gio Gonzalez and Colby Lewis for JHamilton and Daniel Hudson. Leaning more to this one.

                • WhineSpritzer says:
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                  @Francona’s Towel, You should be able to get those two without Hudson.

  41. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Keeper league…which side.

    Lincecum 20th round and Dunn 15th round

    for

    Halladay 1st round and Youk 14th round

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, Lincecum

  42. TheNewGuy says:
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    Would you say Garza’s a must start every time out, even in a 10 teamer?

    Not particlarly worried about todays matchup vs the Aramis less Brewers, just wondered for future tough starts..mind you there aren’t many tough starts in the NL these days, guess ATL and STL and @ COL are the only real ones…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d start Garza every time out until further notice…

  43. Deadwoods says:
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    What’s your take on Drew Hutchinson?

    • Deadwoods says:
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      Sorry, Hutchison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Deadwoods, AL-Only pitcher at this time… Pitching a bit over his head…

  44. Kane says:
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    @Grey

    Would you trade a pepperoni pizza for a couple of italian hoagies?

    Also, do you prefer the color blue over the color yellow? Thanks!

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Kane, i dont get it is this a metaphor or not funny…

  45. Matt2 says:
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    Bud Norris or Trevor Bauer? I picked up Bauer the other day, but his spot is about the only spot I can afford to drop at the moment. Thanks.

    I lead in K’s currently with (Bumgardner, Peavy, Capuano, Samardzija, and Sanchez). So does Bud or Bauer have the greater upside, this season only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt2, I’d hold for now…

  46. Gray, love the Morse code, love the imagination. Content is king.

    Speaking of Chapman– how high is too high for his value? Negotiating now with a guy with many starters, no relievers, already has blown most of his games started in a 180 GS league. He offered Shields, then Lincecum, but he has Santana, Verlander and Gio Gonzalez. Is Verlander too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Miracles, Thanks! Verlander is too much… Try for Gio…

  47. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    @Grey….who you got for ROS, Gallardo or J Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI, Gallardo

  48. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Wacky stat of the day: Jason Kipnis is having a great season no doubt, but in 222 at bats, he has just 4 doubles. I guess if there are any doubles leagues out there, Kipnis is droppable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Ha

  49. Chillmodious says:
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    Someone asked above if Matusz should be started at Boston today, which I would ordinarily think is a ‘no.’ In my present situation, where Jaime and Anibal pooped all over my ERA/WHIP, I’m basically punting ERA for the week, hoping I get lucky with my WHIP, and chasing Wins/Ks. Under those circumstances, is Matusz worth a spin today? Or should I go for my other stream option in Leake at home vs. Pittsburgh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chillmodious, Sure, throw him out there… You can’t stream both?

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Nope… I only have Paulino to drop for one of Matusz/Leake. As soon as today’s games lock, I will immediately drop the Matusz/Leake pickup for Jarrod Parker, whom I plan to throw on Saturday. With that, would you go Matusz or Leake today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matusz

  50. Tchaikovsky08 says:
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    14 team H2H keeper league with certain limitations on keepers. in a vacuum, who wins this trade?

    Mauer (may be kept following the season)
    Yu Darvish (may be kept)
    Carl Crawford (may be kept)

    for

    Napoli (may NOT be kept following the season)
    Trumbo (may NOT be kept)
    Valverde (may be kept)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tchaikovsky08, Yu

  51. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    My outfield is loaded: Hamilton, Adam Jones, McCutch, victorino, cory hart

    would you trade Mccutchen and Kendrick for Kinsler and ian kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cashmoney, Yup

  52. Wilsonian says:
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    In a vacuum:

    Give: Kemp/JUp/Latos
    Get: Braun/Jennings/Stras

    Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, nevermind. He rejected it. Countered with Jennings/Hanson for Kemp. No. Thank. You.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is this your dad you’re dealing with?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey, nope, different dude. Been trying to swing a deal with my Pops, too. But everyone wants Kemp for pennies on the dollar. Well, no shit they do…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tell the judge to give you a better deal and you’ll get him a Xmas gift this year…

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey, I may toss in a bottle of Jameson. I’ve been trying to pry Uggla and A.Jones away from him, but he’s cuddling them like his lost teddy bear.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Tell Dad to give you Adam Jones and it will make up for all the baseball games he missed when you were a kid…

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Grey, unfortunately for me, he was there all the time. Even helped coach. So I can’t use that for my betterment. Damn good fathers! But the Jameson is a great idea…maybe I can get him drunk and steal his phone to make trade offers.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Whatever works!

  53. Wilsonian says:
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    And it looks like Derrek Holland was full of shit about this “Stomach Virus” nonsense. He just got put on the DL with left shoulder fatigue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There ya go…

      • joe from pt pleasant says:
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        @Grey,

        Ogando spot starting on Sunday vs SF.

        Im starting him….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the heads up!

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Hmmm, he might make a decent DL stache. (sorry, couldn’t resist)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Chillmodious, lol

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    Bench bat: Saunders, Chisenhall, Ackley, Fatt Adams?

    16 Team H2H Keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall

  55. Alex says:
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    Traded Morrow/Longoria for Hamels on Monday. Just don’t trust Morrow enough (and I don’t think he’s faced the Red Sox/Yankees yet). Hopefully he turns back into the Brandon Morrow we all know and love soon enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya…

  56. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, i am thinking about adding Bauer and drop Viciedo. Agree?
    Btw, would you rate Bauer higher than Parker?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d rate Bauer higher… I’d drop Viciedo…

    • Zico says:
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      @Moscowitz,

      I just pulled that exact move. Bauer is going to be up ‘soon’ everywhere I read.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Zico, Well i am not counting on that “soon”. I just think he will be up at some point during the next 30 days and dont want to miss on him due to unnecessary hesitance. I think a melt down of Miley will make him be promoted sooner rather than later.

  57. Wake Up says:
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    Lil baby Young was up and walking around within the first hour…..until, of course it was eaten by a pack of laughing hyenas…eating is one thing, nature is cruel….but, the laughing…c’mon…insult to injury!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just cruel…

  58. DjlanceRauch says:
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    Thinking of trading Kendrick or Aviles for Bonafacio. Good deal, or should I dump one of those guys and pick up Rajai? I don’t know Boneface is coming back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Aviles for Rajai…

  59. Oxford Comma says:
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    Is Krispy droppable?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Oxford Comma, For Hamilton, sure. For an apple and egg, nope!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    Red-dick or Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  61. Wake Up says:
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    Nova is like the anti-Cain……the whole thing numbs me to the core!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One day everyone will play in QS leagues and people will stay things like astute and marvelous. You won’t to be around for it…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Grey, Shrewd assessment…it would be a more meticulous representation of a pitcher’s aptitude (I really feel like I’m conversing with someone named Grey Albright…(you spilled caviar of your blue blazer, right on the prep school emblem))……plus I was alluding to Nova, Cain…(the hydrochloride salt, not the song)…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I abbreviate that Hydrox.

          • Wake Up says:
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            @Grey, I abbreviate you Grache.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Merci

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, Ive played QS for four years and it makes so many more pitchers relevant and others like Nova just an E$PN fetish. You start to get annoyed because all the analyst on TV, including MLB, generally gauge a pitchers worth on the W and not how they perform independently of the offense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate, I’m sure it’s more satisfying and less reliever dependent…

  62. Eddy says:
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    Frenchy or M.Saunders? Need a hot bat seein as my team died. OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy

  63. Sam says:
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    I picked up Volquez as a streamer for today… and his start gets pushed back so that Jason Marquis gets a start. Great, now his start isn’t even at home. Stick with Volquez @ Mil or drop him for one of these:

    Doubront vs Wsh
    Kuroda vs NYM
    Floyd vs Hou
    Nolasco vs TB
    Harrison @ SF
    Eovaldi @ Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubront

  64. Nonstoptalk says:
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    Just traded Josh Johnson/Ricky Romero/Addison Reed for Vogelsong and Kinsler. Good deal? Bad? Ugly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid…

  65. WhineSpritzer says:
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    Kinda fed up with Kendrick at MI. Not going to drop him, but please rank for for the near future.
    Plouffe
    Elian Herrera
    EverCab
    Theriot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Theriot, Elian, EverCab

  66. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Scutaro, kendrick or beckham, cozart for my MI spot. BB’s are also counted in this league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  67. jaw says:
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    thoughts on cashner? im always enticed by a 102mph fastball. worth dropping mil myers or garrett richards for him or stand pat. 12 team h2h 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, I like him a lot too… Drop Myers…

  68. Zico says:
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    After last night’s outing, Scherzer made me snap into a rage. Posted on my league boards I wanted rid of him, make me an offer.

    I ended up trading Scherz for Oswalt. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zico, You did great… I wouldn’t have given you anything… No offense to you, of course…

      • Zico says:
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        @Grey, None taken. The hidden bonus is that I traded with the #2 in standings. The weaker, the better.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Zico, Nice

  69. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Since I went on a mini bender last night following the Kings loss I have nothing to add/ask to day. So I will talk about my all underperforming team on my team team.

    J.Upton, grow the f up and start hitting like the freak you are and not a geek, and yes they still are not cool.

    A.Gonzalez, Its time to wake up and realize you are in Fenway and not Petco anymore.

    Howie Kendrick, seriously man you had the most prime piece of real estate parked in front of the poo hole and lost it to Macier Izturis because he can take a walk, dude you were suppose to contend for a batting title in your career and now you look like you are going to contend for a trade to baseball hell in San Diego.

    Michael Morse, thats just too easy, but its good to have you back. Now hit the damn ballover the fence!

    Jason Heyward, you have hall of fame potential and a two cent head. having you on my team is like being with a girl who locks you in with the whole “pregnancy” thing and you stick around to make sure its yours then feel committed because the multi ethnic child needs a daddy. You’re 6’5 240 and you are getting out clubbed by Jed Lowrie. Ridiculous!

    Coco Flakes, I dropped you long ago but am still bitter over the whole I can’t play professional baseball becasue I have a sinus infection thing. The only Coco I want to see is Ice and Coco and that show is terrible.

    Wow, Razztherapy real does work, I’ll be sure to send my beer to the westside

    I was curious when the walkman contest will start? I need one that does rewind, mine only has a fast forward button.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate, Awesome rant! You need to flip the tape over and fast forward it…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey, it would b easier to have the button even though rewind is tough on the tapes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Member when rewind came with the ability to stop after one song? Was the best invention since the microwave!

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey, I had a pullout for my nova with that feature….it was totally rad!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate, My radio face came off!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey, with the sweet carrying case?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Leopard print!

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Yeah, but could it play CrO2 tapes?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope, but it was Betamax compatible.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey, and I guess this completes our pop culture technology segment for the day, tomorrow lets hash out pre-color monitor computers and when a floppy was actually a computer reference and not a description of the rack that belonged to the single mom with 4 kids you hooked up with the previous night

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, Wrote my Masters thesis on an MS-DOS machine with a black and white monitor and floppy disk drive.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve, yes!…I’m not that old or that educated but I still have a working reel to reel.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve, I miss all my DOS based systems at work, moved much faster and much easier

                    • Steve says:
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                      @Jack Full of Hate, To be 100% accurate, I did use Microsoft Word that laid a GUI over the top, but it was pretty rudimentary.

                    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                      @Steve, thats all chinese to me

  70. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    More appropriate to say Yoenis hit for the Vegan Cycle (no slam, no legs)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice…

  71. Wilsonian says:
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    You liking Jack Bauer over Scherzer for the ROS with them there stats: W, L, Sv, Ks, ERA, Whip, Ks per nueve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Bauer…

  72. smegma says:
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    Freeman’s x-rays came back negative and is day to day for a come back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!…

  73. TheNewGuy says:
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    Lidge activated from the DL, not taking over the fireman job from Clippard is he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…

  74. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Better bench 1B bat ROS: Duda or Morneau?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda… Close though…

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey, Yeah, that’s how I was leaning, especially after seeing that Morneau is hitting just .094 against lefties!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  75. Eddy says:
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    Got a streaming question.

    Out of these three, whom would you go with?

    Ogando @SF
    J.Saunders v. OAK
    Bruce Chen @PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ogando

  76. potus says:
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    Rank:

    Zambrano, Delgado, Liriano

    or did I?

    -YHL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  77. Steve says:
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    Could have sworn I’d made Garza active in the RCL. Clearly not.

    Sad trombone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh

  78. Wilsonian says:
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    Could you rank these guys for the foreseeable future for me:

    Morales, Reddick, Yoenis, Frenchy

    H, R, HR, RBI, SB, Avg., OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales, Frenchy, Yoenis

  79. Miley Cyrus says:
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    Do you forsee Allen Craig making it into the sell portion of a Friday post any time soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t…

  80. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    garrett richards or Dice -k? 12 tm al only, lost holland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  81. Horse says:
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    Is Cashner worth an add over Smyly or Nolasco?

    Blanco or Parra over Chisenhall?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Smyly… I’d hold Chisenhall for now…

  82. Horse says:
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    This article was written on May 31st by your favorite Berry. As a Gee owner found this interesting:

    There are eight pitchers in baseball who are getting ground balls on at least 52 percent of balls in play while also having a strikeout percentage of over 20 percent: Cliff Lee, David Price, James Shields, C.J. Wilson, Anibal Sanchez, Adam Wainwright, Dillon Gee and Jason Hammel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Horse, Well, Gee…

  83. Steve says:
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    Now watch McCarthy sonavabench me too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Think positive! Or maybe you should think negative so it reverses itself…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Had to sit him in the RCL though, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Steve, Eh, not necessarily…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Crying RCL tears now.

            Started him in H2H, though…

  84. BJ Upton and Addison Reed for Pence?

    THX GREY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express, Pence

  85. Steve says:
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    And CQ out of the lineup? WTF? Stupid game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Dah

  86. TheNewGuy says:
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    No matter how good Garza pitches I just know the Cubs won’t get a win for him, all I can hope for is a good start with Ks.

    Can’t wait for him to be traded, anywhere would be better, maybe even Coors (not that that would happen).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Yeah, maybe…

  87. chata says:
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    cespedes just got his 6th hit in a row … a bloop single to right ,
    but pulls a hammy , and is going back on the dl , as he limps into 3rd
    on a rbi single by seth smith .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really?

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        would i lie to you ?

        • chata says:
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          about you , for sure .
          to you …. nope .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s true…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, From another site: Yoenis Cespedes was pulled from Thursday’s game against the Rangers after suffering an apparent knee injury. Cespedes came up limping at third base after advancing on a first-inning Seth Smith single to left field. He complained of knee pain a few nights ago, and may need to be examined by a specialist. The 26-year-old Cuban outfielder was 1-for-1 before exiting and is now batting .275/.338/.489 this season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that sucks…

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            yeah , sure .
            trust an outside source .

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey, Chata, Updating a previous item, Yoenis Cespedes is day-to-day after leaving Thursday’s game with a left hamstring strain.

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @herschel, Listening to the game; the annoucners were pretty clear that he grabbed his left hamstring.

          • chata says:
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            @MattTruss223,

            are you an A’s fan or a Rangers’ fan .

            i love these contests … every year .

            • MattTruss223 says:
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              @chata, Nope, just happens to be the game I chose to listen to at work today.

              I’m confused, you love A’s/Rangers contests?

              • chata says:
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                @MattTruss223,

                yep .
                usually play great series , every year .
                (long-time A’s fan) .

                • MattTruss223 says:
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                  @chata, AH, gotchya. Can’t say I normally pay a lot of attention to that H2H match-up (I’m on the east coast for one thing), but they’re playing ‘em tough today. I wouldn’t have guessed they’d take 3 outta 4 from the Rangers.

                  Is it just one of those series where no matter how good or bad one team is they play each other tough?

  88. trick dad says:
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    drop kendrick for zobrist? bench slot (and potential fill-in for a kinsler injury) 10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @trick dad, Nope

  89. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Grey : Lose Youk for Goldy or LaRoche?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Braun, LaRoche

  90. Slappy Pappy says:
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    Just traded R. Zimmerman, A. Pagan, and Capuano for A-Ram, Moose Tacos, and J. McDonald last night. So you can thank me for:

    1.) Today’s HR and the next three months of Zim’s best Mike Schmidt impression,
    2.) A-Ram being placed on the DL tomorrow, and
    3.) Capuano not regressing to the mean.

    You’re welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Thanks! 2) Hope not, trade Aramis to someone else fast.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Slappy Pappy, Great trade for you, nice job…I’d love to do something like that with Zimmerman! Can’t even get Freese for him, thats how much he’s sunk.

  91. Jason says:
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    Ii got rasmus, de aza, joyce and cargo…..mez… roundin out my OF, who do I drop and whose my best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure of the question… Cargo…mez…?

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey, Haha sorry, I’m curious out of these guys who do you think is this best and who is the worst, and I have Carlos Gomez whom I always refer to as CarGo to make myself feel better about my feeble outfielders…. sorry for the confusion…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jason, Joyce, Rasmus, De Aza, Gomez…

  92. Wilsonian says:
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    Friggin Yoenis. Just dropped Reddick. Now it looks like I gotta lose him just to field a team this weekend. Who’s the pickup:

    Frenchy, Duda, Altuve, Kelly Jo, Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frenchy…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, what do you think about just for the weekend? Duda is a hot hitting lefty playing in the House they Built next to the one Ruth Built and Frenchy has been ice cold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Wilsonian, Sure, go with Duda…

  93. Jean says:
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    If Aroldis ends up with an ERA under 1 and continues K’in almost 2 per inning and closing out games is he the frontrunner for NL CY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt they give it to him but he have to be considered…

  94. Wake Up says:
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    POCKET FULLA!

  95. TheNewGuy says:
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    Posey goes high, deeeeeep… OUTTA HERE!

    Having a very nice year, really impressive hitting and catching skills. Shame he’s on the Giants but I can still see a career year this year, wish I had him in a league though!

    • Prezii says:
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      @TheNewGuy, hey screw you, he lead them to a championship… The giants won the world series with him leadin the way! hes gonna be the best catcher in the mlb soon. He arguably is as of now. Just gotta stay healthy. And once panda comes back giants wont look so laughable anymore..

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @Prezii, Hey I only meant it from a fantasy perspective man, no need for expletives. You must admit yourself the Giants are a pitching-based team, based on the amount of pitching you draft and lack of opportunity you give your kids (Belt) it’s no suprise.

        You sure know how to produce arms though.

        • Prezii says:
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          @TheNewGuy, haha i agree.. i STILL dont believe in Belt but the arms always money! Not a lot of people give posey the love he deserves.. hes really somethin special man and that season he got injuried everyone forgot how great of an all around player he was.. *expletive,expletive!* haha

  96. jr_wall says:
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    So, I am in a 12 team keeper league.

    I just acquired Kipnis on the cheap. Hooray! But only one problem — I already own Kinsler.

    I received an offer of Justin Upton for Kinsler straight up. This must be done despite Young Upton’s struggles thus far, correct??

    I need that anonymous internet pat-on-the back to pull the trigger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit risky actually but I’d go for it…

    • chata says:
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      @jr_wall,

      there are worse things than having kinsler occupy your MI spot .
      Grey’s going to tell you to pull the trigger on that trade due to :
      a) j-up’s upside
      b) kinsler’s age
      c)
      d) kinsler’s dl history
      i suspect .

      how many OF’s ?

      • jr_wall says:
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        First, thanks Grey. I just may do this.

        And Second @chata,

        Only 3 OF spots. And no MI. I know, not that shallow.

        If kept, Kinsler would be UTL. I currently have A. Jones, Bruce, Trumbo at OF. The trade would move Trumbo to UTL. Having an OF of J. Upton, Bruce, A. Jones long term is mighty tempting.

  97. abell says:
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    is luke scott a cold schmotato? in other words, should i drop him for wigginton? Also, speaking of cold, would you drop alexei ramirez to go back to desmond or cozart at SS? if so which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Wiggy and Desmond…

  98. harkrider says:
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    Bruce or Hanley? – 10 team keeper league

    • harkrider says:
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      @harkrider, or J Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  99. Carnac says:
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    I’m desperate for power, ROS: Adrian Gonzalez or Ryan Garko?

    • Prezii says:
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      @Carnac, garko… But its fair…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Coin flip…

  100. Ronkonkoma says:
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    What side do you like more? Wainwright/Bauer or D.hudson/zimmermann?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

  101. TheNewGuy says:
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    Effing Darvish…ITS THE A’S….

    And the Cubs score to take the lead after Garza’s exited the game..typical.

    Sorry if im sounding too much like Steve ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Hehe

  102. Carnac says:
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    Ugh, Sveum. Uses Camp in the 7th, then Russell to start the 8th and pulls him after 1 batter?

    I’m really, really close to unleashing a Hawk Harrelson-style rant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Guess he figures there may never be any save chances anyway…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Well, they HAD the lead at the time. I knew Corpas would let Russell’s runner score. And now Sveum’s plan of having Marmol blow the game in the 9th has totally backfired.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Carnac, Yeah, I just dropped Russell in a 12 team league… I can’t deal with that situation anymore…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey, Yeah, Russell and Downs are both being dropped as soon as someone worth picking up surfaces. …can hardly wait for tomorrow’s buy/sell!

  103. attgig says:
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    I have Austin Jackson coming back this weekend (*knock on wood*). who do I drop? Daniel Nava or Luke Scott?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nava

  104. douglas says:
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    8 team 6×6 H2H (QS, WHIP, K, ERA, IP, NSV)

    Staff is currently Cain, Kershaw, Shields, Johan Santana, Bumgarner, Gallardo, McDonald, Latos, and Moore. Really want to drop Latos and pick up Dickey, thoughts? Should I be giving Latos more time? What about Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it with Latos…

  105. chata says:
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    napoli is a poor defensive catcher

  106. chata says:
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    rangers need a new club-house chef .
    the whole team has had a stomach virus for 2 weeks .
    2 freakin’ weeks !!
    come on , you gotta sanitize those dirty dishes .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Wash your hands!

    • chata says:
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      and , when chicken goes bad , it stays bad .
      you just can’t freeze it , and hope it get’s better .

  107. JTR says:
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    Grey, I am in need of some saves. I have been offered Casilla for McDonald. I have an abundance of arms (Weaver, Beachy, Gio, Hellickson) so I could spare McD, but he has been so good. Should I pull the trigger for Casilla?

    • JTR says:
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      @Grey, or I could get Soriano for McD

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JTR, I’d take Soriano if I needed a closer…

  108. Steve says:
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    Selfish question, but why wouldn’t you use CQ to pinch-hit here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, They don’t like us.

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Here he is!

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Gah. HBP.

  109. TheNewGuy says:
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    Phew Cain gets outta it!

    Funny thing is his stat line looks pretty dominant 0ERA, 1.3WHIP K’s…gotta like fantasy baseball sometimes :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Nice when it works out like that…

  110. Steve says:
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    Come on Pagan. Join the fun!

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve, Attaboy!

      • Steve says:
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        @Steve, All you needed was a little encouragement.

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, Got whatcha wanted.

      Looking forward/care about the upcoming Euros Steve? You guys have some Oceania cup don’t you, bet it’s kinda hard to get excited about that though- though you do get a chance to beat the Aussies!

      • Steve says:
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        @TheNewGuy, I am looking forward to them – hopefully I will get some time to watch some of it. Some of the teams look capable of playing some really good football – hopefully they don’t revert to negativity in the tournament environment.

        Yeah, the Oceania comp doesn’t have quite the same lustre…

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Steve, Football fevers starting to grip here (England). Think we should definately get out the group but if we get landed with Spain not Italy it’s adios for us. Nice to actually have lesser expectations on the team this time, as we might actually be suprised rather than continually disappointed this time!

          The injuries have been pretty excessive though…

  111. crock says:
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    Better stream tom?
    Drabek @ Atl
    Wood @ Minn
    Hochevar @ Pitt
    Millwood vs LaD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Millwood

  112. Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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    Better statistically for the rest of the year: Pujols or Hamilton?

    Thinking of trading my Hamilton away for Albert.. Smart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alyssa Milano’s Boyfriend, Pujols… I wouldn’t make that trade…

      • Alyssa Milano's Boyfriend says:
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        @Grey, How about Hosmer/Hamilton for BPhillips/Pujols? Keep in mind Hosmer has an 8 game hitting streak, meaning he has hits in 8 games total this season.

  113. jaw says:
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    trade goldschmidt for wainwright? 10 team h2h with fielder at 1b, longo at 3b, duda/reynolds/chris davis at CI. staff is stras, price, anibal, morrow, latos, parker, paulino, bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw, I’d take Waino…

  114. chata says:
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    una pa-homa blanco .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, I get that reference. Unsure as to how I feel about that.

      • chata says:
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        @Steve,

        DA – homa ??

        • Steve says:
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          @chata, Was the ball like a bird in the sky?

  115. Derrick says:
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    Do you think the Reds will ever get it together and move Chapman to the rotation? It seems impossible for Chapman to not at least be a #2 SP.

    It just seems dumb. The Reds are leaving potential production on the table and my God would Chapman be a fantasy monster if he were starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been plenty valuable in fantasy as a reliever… Think he’s like the 2nd most valuable arm according to the player rater…

  116. yossarian says:
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    Which side would you take:

    Cliff Lee/Edwin Jackson/Utley/Morales

    or

    Chris Sale/Worley/Quentin/Hart

    Gotta be the Lee side, right? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee

  117. Wilsonian says:
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    Why does no one ever talk about Pagan? I just now realized how great of a year he was having. Think I should go with him over Duda for the weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just talked about him the other day…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, must have missed that. I just mean commenters and whatnot. It seems like he’s very rarely mentioned. He’s got 72 hits now, 5 HRs, 21 RBI, and 11 steals. Plus he’s hitting .322.

        • beardcrabs says:
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          @Wilsonian, he doesn’t get much respect with Giants fans either… He has a farm nickname now though: el caballo loco…

  118. a1rfann1ng says:
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    12 team roto, i was offered:
    i get: chris perez
    i trade: kendrys morales

    im 5th in saves, i have 27, leader has 79, next closest above me is 41, then 43

    will chris perez get enough saves to make this worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade is fair if you don’t need Kendrys…

  119. Jon says:
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    Do you like Michael Saunders over Scott, LoMo or Matt Adams ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Adams…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, Same answer if keeper league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jon, Lose Scott…

  120. a1rfann1ng says:
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    also is it just me or is this an awful year for streaming starts off FA. i feel like every starter in FA in most leagues has a 4.50 or higher ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league…

  121. Jon says:
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    Is James Russell worth owning at this point?

    • Jon says:
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      If not, which starter would you add?

      Arrietta, Bass, Delgado, Drabek, Pettitte

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Jon, I’d add Pettitte…

  122. Steve says:
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    Not quite sure what I want from the White Sox-Jays game.

    I have Peavy on one team only, but across a couple of others I have FIVE Blue Jays, with some Konerko and Viciedo sprinkled in for good measure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Five BJs? Nice!

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Don’t say that. I’m having improper thoughts about the girl sitting across from me in the office with the bangin’ body.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Steve, ask her if she needs some steve magic lol

          • Steve says:
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            @Prezii, I did. She said “yeah – make yourself disappear, creep.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Steve, Abracadamnya!

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, She didn’t want to see the magic wand.

                • beardcrabs says:
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                  @Steve, *expelliarmus*

            • Prezii says:
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              @Steve, lol!! Oh man thats great..

  123. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H Keeper. We keep 5. There are no restrictions and you can keep someone essentially forever. I hate that I’m considering this, but it does seem fair. Looking for opinions from anyone.

    I give: Kemp/Scherzer
    I get: Jennings/Strasburg

    My lineup:

    C – McCann
    1B – Fielder
    2B – Phillips
    3B – Bautista
    SS – Rollins
    OF – JUp
    OF – Bruce
    OF – Morales
    UTIL – Goldy
    UTIL – Duda
    BN – Kemp, Tulo
    DL – Longo

    SP – MadBum
    SP – Peavy
    SP – Latos
    RP – Hanrahan
    RP – Soriano
    P – Reed
    P – Scherzer
    P – Norris
    BN – Moore, Lester, Storen
    DL – Doc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Looks solid… Jennings could be around a 2nd rounder next year and Strasburg is obviously much better than Scherzer…

  124. Jon says:
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    Are you starting Milone tomorrow @ ARI? Cahill Sat vs. OAK?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, I’d start both…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @Jon, yes and yes…

  125. Adam says:
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    12 tm 5×5 H2H league, with 3 yr “dynasty” keeper status.

    Alex Gordon is giving me nothing but agita. Would it be crazy for me to drop him for someone like Maybin, Blanco, or Crisp?

    Limited bench spots in this league, and his .210 AVG w/ 0 HRs, 0 SBs, and 8 Rs over the last 30 days is killin me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam, I’d grab Maybin…

  126. Prezii says:
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    Lawrie leadin off again tonight.. hope he keeps hittin so they keep em there! Although i read earlier that they are going to cut his steal attempts cuz hes been gunned down so much.. if hes leadin off and swipin bags, im a happy guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, I think Rajai ends up at the top there…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, lawrie isnt really a leadoff guy anyway, but fantasy wise he would be nice there.. although i feel he could be a decent guy at any spot in the order.. rajai can bat ninth!!! Speed at the bottom of the order = good. Right? Right! Im callin canada!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let me know what Canada says and say hello to Nick…

  127. Steve says:
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    Bruuuuuuce!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FINALLY

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Steve, BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCEEEEEEE

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @mauledbypandas, That’s how it’s done!

  128. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I have Jennings coming off the DL and I need to make room. My OFs are as follows:

    Cutch
    Heyward
    Reddick
    Fowler
    Krispie

    Which one would you drop if any? I also have Anthony Rizzo. Drop him?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Rizzo

  129. nightpandas says:
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    starting Bailey vs Det on Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, friend…

  130. nightpandas says:
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    Pick 1 ROS:

    Cashner or Zito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget it… Zito… Cashner’s headed to the minors…

  131. Steve says:
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    Been offered Jarrod Parker (and Infante but he’s a non-factor IMO) for Papelbon in the 9-team keeper.

    I have saves to give, but is Parker going to be keeper-worthy in this shallow a league? Doing pretty well in pitching in this league as it is…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Not a trade I’d take…

  132. chata says:
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    matusz should be heading to the minors ,
    if you ask me .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chata, Yeah, he’s pretty scary to own… Was good for the last two weeks though…

  133. Steve says:
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    Reyes? Good heavens.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Steve, blame the guy in my league who just traded for him. He has been the luckiest person ever this year.

  134. mauledbypandas says:
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    Is it a bad sign when I see Lynn gave up 2ER in 2IP and all I really care about is the 5K’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a junKie…

  135. Prezii says:
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    I have to rant and im sorry… Ya know wat really pisses me off about yahoo “experts”.? These fuckon idiots care soooo much about wat the little geeky kids say in the posts that they dedicate a whole fuckin intro to talkin about wat people say about them and pretty much wanted to pre excuse themselves from being wrong. ITS FANTASY!!!! no one is always right or even halfway right all the time! This was on a football post but still.. they even argue with the guys… Cmonnn.. its pathetic to me.. im sayin, its ur jay ohh bee to write this shit why do they get so butthurt over the ppls comments? Most of em are probably half drunken losers just wantin someone to bash anyway! And they go to the comments and argie with em like 10 year olds.. i had to post on there and rant… Then they deleted my comment… Lol so i plugged razzball! Cuz you guys got a nice football scene when its goin. Good info.. not as good as baseball but better than a bunch of shmucks writin with crayons..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Thanks, friend!

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, you know i got you babyyyy.. Not the best plug since they deleted my 4 comments as fast as i posted them.. but i tried none the less! I wasnt even really talkin shit, well kinda, but it was more like advice.. i dunno man maybe them queers like passionately arguing with total strangers? Or writing a whole intro on how the readers shouldnt bash him.. Watever the case, razzball! Rep it like a mascot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rep it up!

  136. Olin says:
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    GRey- so Kyle Seager has 7 games at 2nd so far this year, needs 10 for elig. on Espn (yeah, you already know that), any idea how he is being used by seattle at 2nd? was it an injury to ackley that caused these 7 games? if so is there any way I could get a guy with a killer stache to go gillooly Ackley for me? Thanks a million

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not a Gilooly for hire…

  137. Wilsonian says:
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    Mike Minor looking like he’s supposed to. Minus the 1.8 Whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Always minus the WHIP with this guy…

  138. Wilsonian says:
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    Thinking it might be time to cut bait with Peavy. Especially since I just got Strasburg. What kind of bat should I target?

    Keep in mind it’s a shallow 8 team keeper. So you usually have to at least have the appearance of giving the other guy the better deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Melky? Pagan? Saunders?

  139. pdubs says:
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    Which side? Lawrie and Haren or Bautista

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  140. Derrick says:
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    Buchholz is dealing tonight. Apparently he rediscovered his changeup and that is the difference. Three good starts in a row.

    You buying?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t pick him up…

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      Oh yea, and I gotta cut bait w/a second baseman to make room for Uggla, who I just traded for. Let Hill or Espinosa hit the wire?

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @MattTruss223, uh…not sure how this ended up here, sorry about that

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @MattTruss223, Espinosa

  141. Carnac says:
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    Peavy’s home/road splits are ridiculous. At least he’s consistent…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, Yeah, definite home schooler…

  142. MattTruss223 says:
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    So, just read Daniel Bard’s quotes about his demotion from Rotoinfo:

    ‘Daniel Bard is not happy about his demotion to the minors, “It’s not my decision,” Bard said at McCoy Stadium Thursday afternoon. “I’m just an employee here. Obviously I’m not thrilled with it. If it was me making the decision it might have been different, but I tried to be respectful about it and once I get the anger and disappointment out of the way, you just got to try to make the best of it.”’

    The more I think about it, I think this kid is just a mental midget. If things are going well, he’s hunky-dory. The second there’s trouble though, he wilts and can’t get his shizz together. I mean c’mon man, what did you think would happen? You sucked, more walks than Ks, leading the league in HBPs, “top” 10 in worst ERA and WHIP. You mentioned in a previous comment of mine that he got shafted, but he wanted to start, it’s not like they forced him to. At least that was my understanding. He got what he wanted and he sucked at it. Now go fix your shizz and come back and throw a hundo again like you used to – 1 inning a night!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Yeah, I like how he’s like I tried to be respectful while being disrespectful for saying any of that…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, Almost as bad as the ol’ “Sorry if I offended anyone” line, haha. Oh well, Dice-BB is starting Saturday night, that’ll save the Sawx. Gio gets to face him, makes me feel better about throwing him at Fenway, should get the W at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully…

  143. Steve says:
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    Isn’t it always the way? Error on my part not getting Garza active then deciding to sit McCarthy (both in RCL).

    The one guys that does pitch for me today? Cishek.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Tough sonavabenches there…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Still gained 3.5 on royce! *pumps fist*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is he in the lead right now in the ORCL?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Yup. He’s 90, I’m 87. Scmohawks Bob 3rd on 75.

            • Steve says:
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              @Steve, Bob actually on 72.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Very nice… Aroldis finally coughed up a run…

              • Herschel says:
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                @Grey, He’s not a machine. He’s a man…

  144. MattTruss223 says:
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    Oh yea, and I gotta cut bait w/a second baseman to make room for Uggla, who I just traded for. Let Hill or Espinosa hit the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss223, Answered above…

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @Grey, Thank you much, has mother cougar nursed you back to health yet bee tee dubbya? That sequence during the podcast cracked me up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, I’m feeling much better… Thanks to mother cougar!

  145. Jason says:
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    @Grey, I read your most recent post about Vance Worley. Felix Doubront is available in free agency. Do you think it would be wise to drop Worley for Doubront? Thanks for any insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would grab Doubront…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice… Will have to read later…

    • chata says:
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      @Steve,

      slytherin ??

      “stewdardess … i need to change seats . and bring me another beer .”

      13,000 followers of slytherin ?
      really ??
      let me guess :
      that vacuum that we all refer to , supported by a nice pair of legs .

      funny , yes .
      but get me away from this broad .
      in fact , can i change planes ?

      sorry , if she’s a relative .
      but i’m not following her anywhere .

  146. chata says:
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    resop is no poser .

    • Carnac says:
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      @chata, Ha, nice.

  147. aj says:
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    can you rank these guys for OF and UTLY
    Duda, LoMo, Rajai, Danny Espinosa, Wiggy, Jordan Pacheco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda, Wiggy, Rajai, Espinosa…

  148. knighttown says:
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    My A. Jones/Scherzer for his Beachy/Cuddyer/Aceves

    12 team daily league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knighttown, Jones side… It’s fair…

  149. Bill_Buckner says:
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    Yu darvish or Trevor bauer ROS?

    Thanks grey…

    • Carnac says:
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      @Bill_Buckner, I’d go with Darvish… more of a “sure” thing.

  150. Carnac says:
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    Salty, Doumit and Rosario… That how you have them? I feel like I’m splitting hairs, here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac, That order sounds right… Yeah, bit splitting hairs…

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey, Thanks. Men with thick facial hair, like us, can afford to split hairs now and again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly…

  151. Wilsonian says:
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    One more for the road.

    Doubt it will happen, but which side:

    Phillips/Bum for Uggla?

    • chata says:
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      @Wilsonian,

      you know that you want bum .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian, Bum

  152. Poo Holes says:
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    Normally I read through the comments to see if any of my questions have been answered but I was out at work all day (I work for a minor league ball team in MA) and now I’m way too lazy to read through everything. I don’t know if anybody said anything about Capuano, but what should I do with him in a keeper league? I know he’s pitched well, but will it last? I’m thinking he’d be a sweetener in a trade, or should I hold on to him?

    • Carnac says:
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      @Poo Holes, I think you’re right: sweetener in a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, It won’t last but what can you get for him? Probably not what he’s worth…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, Straight up, nothing but an extra bat or a 4th or 5th starter. But an owner desperate for starting pitching could probably use him as a throw in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe… He’s worth more than that though…

  153. Steve says:
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    Grey – if you’re still about, can you please give me one for tomorrow in the 9-team keeper?

    Milone @ ARI
    Dubront v WAS
    Kuroda v NYM
    Harrison @ SF

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuroda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, make that Doubront…

  154. Steven says:
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    Grey

    Lose Aviles for Parra,Saunders or Rajai?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  155. Prezii says:
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    I gave up mauer so im stuck with 0 catchers… A guy in my league has 4!! Share the wealth man!! Anyways.. rosario, J.P. or salty? Im leanin towards rosario at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP

      • Prezii says:
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        Even if its a league where you get yamacka’d for strikeouts? Only downside to JPeezy in this league..

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