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First, Erasmo returns for our rookie nookie needs, then Adam Eaton is called up to see if owning rookies can be better than Viagra.  They can.  I asked your grandpa.  What?  We talk.  Adam Eaton has that built in ability to…Ugh, I just started singing Invisible Touch in my head.  Phil Collins, wherever you are, you’ve polluted my mind!  I love Adam Eaton like a brother I never had and never wanted, but would hang out with if I had time between telling Mom that he was wearing her clothes and doing a runway show in the living room.  Eaton has 30-ish steal speed and 10-15 homer power over the course of a full season.  Well, that full season went out the window with his injury, and now there’s a Native American crying because someone littered with Adam Eaton’s full season.  In a half a season, he could still have a huge one.  A Starling Marte-type half wouldn’t completely surprise me.  That would be the absolute best case scenario.  More likely, he’ll get 4-7 homers and 12-15 steals and be primed for a huge breakout next year.  I’d still grab him in every single league because he’s got something you just can’t trust.  Something mysterious.  And now I’m falling, falling for him!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Sonny Gray – Called up by the A’s.  It’s raining sexy rookies, halleluiah!  Or if you just watched clips of Monster’s Ball, Halle Berry!  Sonny has been tearing up Triple-A with a 9+ K-rate and an under 3 BB/9 with a 2.81 ERA.  Some are concerned that Gray’s under six feet tall, but I’d just like to know how my height is any concern of yours?  His height could keep his major league ceiling down.  Awesome, then it’s easier to dust.  For now, Gray will be operating out of the bullpen — hey, I always wanted to be a reliever!  At some point, Gray will get a chance to start; I’ve wanted to do that too!  In AL-Only and keeper leagues, I’d absolutely own him, but for now he’s not mixed league viable.  Fun fact!  Sonny Gray is Grey Albright if you translate my name to old man slang.

Dan Straily – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Pirates.  After shutting out the Cubs last time out over seven innings, this start has me buying again for his next start on the other side of the break.  Unfortch, don’t know if it’ll come against the Angels or Astros.  One of those starts is heaven sent and it’s not the Angels.

Brandon Moss – 1-for-3 with his 16th homer.  He’s no Ibanez, but that’s because he’s 12 years his junior.

Neil Walker – Hit the DL with an oblique strain.  It was doubly bad because there was also a strain to diagnose it.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3 with his 23rd homer, hitting .250.  Can Pedro from Pittsburgh keep this up?  Seems unlikely.  His K-rate and homers per fly ball are through the roof, literally if he’s playing in a domed stadium.  At some point, you’ll want Pedro Bear at least 500 feet from your team.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I’m flummoxed where the Ks could be for a guy that throws 98 MPH with ease.  Flummoxed, I tell ya!  I’m in the state of flummoxie.

Drew Smyly – Leyland said he won’t be stretched out to be a starter this year.  Draw whatever emoticon you want on that Smyly news.

Omar Infante – Hit the DL with an ankle sprain.  Infante, you’re such a baby!

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 5 ER, 13 baserunners, 3 Ks.  You would’ve been better off drafting Jose Quintana (8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks).  That’ll chap your hide.  Or hide your chaps, if you’re a dressed like a Village Person.

Matt Tuiasosopo – 1-for-3 and his 2nd day in a row with a homer.  He tends to only start vs. lefties, and Leyland even removes him when a righty comes into the game, so there’s not a whole lot to see outside of deep leagues.  Though Tuiasosopo can introduce you to a hot imaginary girlfriend.

Jake Peavy – Threw a simulated game.  He stood on top of a mound of dirt in the middle of a dog park, then mimed throwing a ball to a Collie.

Jesse Crain – Threw from 40 feet on Monday.  So, he’ll be all ready for the Little League World Series.

Alex Rios – 6-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 2 steals.  Yesterday, Rios took out the Alexis.

Adam Dunn – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  In this game, Don Kelly also homered for Detroit.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time Big Donkey and LL Donkey both hit homers in the same game and the first time two of the same type of animal hit homers in a game since Carlos Lee as “El Caballo” and Barry Bonds as “Horse’s Ass.”

Gordon Beckham – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .340.  Yes, he’s been that hot.  Yes, I’d pick him up if I needed average.  Yes, I know how odd that sounds about Beckham.

Dayan Viciedo – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  It’s not playing fair with the fantasy community when a guy, who I always say to pick up, gets this hot in his first hot game.  I’d grab him with the thought that this is the beginning of a hot streak.  BTW, the fantasy community always brings a calculator when there’s more than two parties splitting a check.

Alejandro De Aza – 3-for-6, 2 runs.  Pretty much everyone on the White Sox did well yesterday.  What do you expect against some scrub named Verlander?

Ty Wigginton – Cards released him.  He’s now calling around to teams singing, “I’m Wiggy, give me one more chance.”

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, 2.30 ERA.  As I said yesterday, I’m currently doing my rankings for the top 100 for the 2nd half that will be published next week.  Wainwright is so high; he even surprised me.  And I’m writing the farkin’ thing!

David Freese – 3-for-4, 1 run.  He’s like my Cody Ross buy call at the corner.  There’s still so many stats to come from Freese’s bat.  I just find it inconceivable that he’ll only have 10 homers on the year.  Inconceivable!

Ryan Braun – 1-for-3.  In related news that I’ve covered before, MLB is set to start suspending players after the All-Star Game.  If I were Braun, I’d shoot up about 4,000 CCs of steroids and hit like 40 bombs during the appeals process.  Hitting some balls that never land because the stuffing shoots out of them like The Natural.  In reality, I think a month is the shortest possible time for the appeals process.  Also possible, MLB and the rest of the tricksters push the appeals all the way until the offseason and Braun is suspended to start next year.  In other words, I told you to sell Braun about two months ago and now you just gotta ride the ‘roid lightning.

Wily Peralta – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Now has back-to-back solid starts.  He gets the Diamondbacks next, which isn’t a terrible start, I suppose, but I wouldn’t go near him outside of very deep leagues.  Wily instills no confidence in me.  Nily, even.

Tony Cingrani – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Maybe this is confirmation bias or some other Psych 101 word, but doesn’t it seem like the more hype a pitching prospect shows up with the less well they do the first time around.  Cingrani had some hype, but he was no Cole or Wheeler.  Well, Cingrani is blowing them away.

Adrian Beltre – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and two homers.  It’s time for another installment of how well is Beltre doing vs. Choo since Grey traded Choo for Beltre.  On the other team, Choo has a line of 32/7/16/.240/6 and Beltre had 15/4/13/.241.  On my team, Choo had 25/5/13/.331/3 and Beltre has 36/14/36/.355.  Together, they’re basically a top five player.  *blows on knuckles, mockingly rubs knuckles on shirt*

Leonys Martin – 1-for-2, 1 run and a caught stealing.  I only point this out to say that he’s still trying to run every single time he gets on base, so I’d try to have some patience with him.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI. You know how some players have been caught putting rubber balls in their bat? Since Cruz’s going to be suspended too, he should run to first and accidentally drop a syringe.  You know, have fun with it!

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the O’s.  If you started him here, you have melons the size of Gallagher’s.  You also got lucky, since he had two additional runs that went unearned.  I still don’t trust him at all.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  MaMa, I love you!

Alfonso Soriano – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and 2 homers (14, 15).  Obviously, 47 is the new 30.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  I can feel it in my bones that he’s going to have a huge 2nd half.  No, you can’t feel it in my bones.  What is wrong with you?

Travis Wood – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, 2.69 ERA.  Don’t even compare the two, Verlander owners.  You’ll only hurt yourself.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Keep hitting the 57 on that bottle of Catch-Up!

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He got to Wood late for the oxymoronic Pujols sticking it to Wood.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 2.97.  The Regression Fairies come as your friends, the people who have cared for you all of your life, and they always seem to come at a time when you’re at your weakest and most in need of their help.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers.  He now has four homers in the last week.  Maybe some of that old man juice from Ibanez is rubbing off on him.  *shudders*  Gross, just thought of old man juice.

Brad Miller – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs, hitting leadoff and five for his last ten.  Looks like he’s starting to come alive.  I’d absolutely put him in my middle infield slot for a few weeks to see what he can do.

Jackie Bradley – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  This was his 2nd homer in the last three days.  It’s no one game with three whole walks, but Bradley’s bat might be coming alive.  Worth looking at in deeper leagues.

David Ortiz – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 18th homer and 3rd (!) steal.  Big Papi said, “Hisashi my dashi — slurp this!”

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Pedroia said, “Big Papi that’s not dashi, that’s my bathtub.”

Matt Kemp – Says he’ll be ready to return right when his DL stint is over.  Yeah, just like how he said in February that his shoulder would be fine for the start of the season.

Ricky Nolasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I just went over my Ricky Nolasco fantasy.  I wrote it using my toes.

Ian Kennedy – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 5.31 ERA.  Was surprised to see Rudy stream him yesterday.  Not complaining, just surprised.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, 7.27 ERA.  With Arcia, Hicks and Gibson, the Twins are trying to give their guys some major league experience.  It’s noble of them, but it would be more noble if they put down the seat so we didn’t have to look at it.  Since the Twins are forfeiting this year, they’ll be known as the Tlosses.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks.  This was the start I was supposed to get from Robert Hernandez!  The Stream-o-Nator also likes Archer’s next start, and so do I.

Alex Torres – 1 IP, 2 Ks, ERA is at 0.35 and WHIP is at 0.54, and has 33 Ks in 26 IP and 3 wins.  If you use middle relievers at all, you should be using Torres.

Carlos Gonzalez – Out again due to his middle finger.  If he doesn’t get back in the lineup soon, I’m sure some of his fantasy owners will have a middle finger for him.

Mitchell Boggs – The struggling reliever was shipped from the Cards to the Rockies.  This could be a solid landing place for him since he always complained about gravity holding his pitches down.

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, 3.62 ERA.  You may have noticed I’ve been recently telling people in the comments Chacin’s fine to pick up.  I still don’t trust pitchers in Coors, but this start was in Petco and he goes to Dodgers Stadium next, so that’s not bad either.

Eric Stults – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The kids call that a Hodgepadre.

Alexi Amarista – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting around .300 in the last week and just went 3-for-5 in Sunday.  Don’t think he’s going to save your season, but he’s a lukewarm schmotato.

Justin Upton – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  From the dark swamps of Yousuckville, Georgia, emerges a man that could be the hitter we saw in April.  He shakes seaweed off his arms, helps his older brother chop down a tree since he’s swinging an ax and missing it, and marches forward.  Keep marching, Upton, keep marching.

B.J. Upton – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Hey, he stopped flailing wildly with that ax and joined the party.  Miracles equals sign with a slash through it cease.

Julio Teheran – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER (3 unearned runs), 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, 3.09 ERA.  His xFIP isn’t bad either and there’s no reason to worry the other shoe is gonna drop Andre the Giant-style.

Rob Brantley – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a homer, his first.  Sad when that’s what a career day looks like.  Not sad sad, but more sad like Nelson Muntz is pointing at him, laughing.

CC Sabathia – 9 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, 3.99 ERA.  I like how the Yanks announced this offseason that CC will not be throwing as many innings due to offseason elbow surgery.  He’s on pace for 240 innings.  When his career’s over, Aborigines will be able to use CC’s arm as a new kind of boomerang, one that doesn’t comeback.

Billy Butler – 1-for-3 with his 2nd homer in as many games.  This homer came off of Sabathia.  Between innings, Butler and Sabathia did an impromptu reenactment of the Weird Al “Fat” video.

James Shields – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Must’ve been weird for Shields to face his long-time foe, the Yankees, with all of their fresh faces.  I’m using ‘fresh faces’ the same way a nurse at an old age home does when they get some new recruits.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Having a solid comeback year, if it wasn’t for, ya know, his 4.37 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.  His Ks have been nice though.

Josh Johnson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, 4.62 ERA.  Can’t argue with this start, because then you’d be arguing with something amorphous like a crazy person, but I still wouldn’t trust Johnson.

Matt Harvey – Could miss his next start due to blisters.  I’d try Valtrex.  A friend told me it really works.

Shaun Marcum – Needs thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.  Isn’t a thoracic something a cockroach has?  Well, Marcucaracha is out for the year.

Dillon Gee – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 14 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Gee whizzed all over your stats.

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer.  This is going on about three weeks now that he’s been hot.  Yes, you should pick him up.  Now.

Scott Hairston – 2-for-5.  This blurb should probably be labeled with Denard Span, but he didn’t play, and that’s the problem.  Davey Johnson told MASN that Span could sit vs. some lefties.  I say stop *pinkie to mouth* MASN with Denard!

Antonio Bastardo – 1 IP, 1 ER and got the save yesterday because Papelbon had gone four of the last five days.  Bastardo will be a mainstay in the Buy columns for the next few weeks until the trading deadline, so if you want to get a jump on your competish grab him now.  Oh, and another word of advice, don’t ever say competish in real life, you will get punched in the nose.

Cole Hamels – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now has back-to-back solid starts.  Makes you so happy you wanna go out and runway model a purple velvet jacket.

Jeff Francoeur – Signed with the Giants and will go to the minors until Pence is hurt.  This is the first thing Giant fans, who are also Francophiles, have to cheer about since Jean-Toulouse Snow retired.

Brian Wilson – In August, he will audition for teams.  The Padres are said to be doing a Harry and the Hendersons remake and are looking forward to Wilson reading for them.

 

From Around The Web

  1. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence in shields yesterday, paid off great!

    I got offered tulo for sale and holland (shields being next best starter, parnell being only other viable closer). Have zobrist at short. Still have to do it right? Even if I can’t move zobrist (others seem reluctant to trade). Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: Not in love with it

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB. I’m trying to shop zobrist for a closer as some guys are tunning out scutaro types. If I can get like a jensen back for him, does the trade look better?

        My rotation would then be shields, d. holland, liriano, garza, fister, porcello, and peavy on the dl. Thanks again!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Alky Sobrera: Agree with Grey, Jansen back is better

        • Alky Sobrera says:
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          @Alky Sobrera:

          Thanks ya’ll.

  2. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Lomo or Byrd?

  3. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Harry and the Hendersons, LMAO

  4. Terrence Mann says:
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    Et tu, Hisashi? I trusted you all spring. You were great and completely reliable, especially at home (a lot like my Sanyo flatscreen). Summer hits and it’s Pearl Harbor all over again. Not even a couple “Tora”s for a little warning. I’m only in my mid-thirties but those internment camps I read about. in social studies are starting to make a lot more sense. FDR was right. You can no longer be trusted. If I could pick up John Rocker, I’d add him in a heartbeat – just to keep an eye on you.

  5. bossmanjunior says:
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    Ugh Gee…

    Drop Gee for Nolasco?

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Gee is @ PIT and Nolasco is home against COL if that means anything. SON gives slight edge to Gee.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bossmanjunior: ROS I like Nolasco more, like the Gee next start slightly better

    • Sniff Test says:
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      @bossmanjunior: Gee is money at home

  6. Fister Furbush says:
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    Time to grab Adam Eaton and drop Nick Franklin for a utility spot?

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Fister Furbush:

      I had to do it before I went to sleep because I KNOW he would have been scooped up by another team while i was dreaming of Puigs dancing while singing “Jesse’s Girl”. Hope this works out in my favor.i will be getting Tulo back after the AS break, so now I don’t need a backup anymore.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fister Furbush: I woulda tried to trade Franklin, but don’t mind that move

  7. low walk, high k says:
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    Does danny salazaar give u any rookie nookie tingles?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @low walk, high k: Hah, not really, but am a little interested to see how he pitches

  8. mobofmidgets says:
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    drop Gee for Quintana?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mobofmidgets: Nah I wouldn’t

  9. Bar-nuh-kul says:
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    Currently jugging Juan Francisco and Arenado at 3B. Headley, Freese and the usual stiffs are all that is available on the waiver line. Suggestions? Droppelgangers? Would you trade Samardzija for Donaldson and pick up Erasmo?

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Bar-nuh-kul: hell freezes over, samarzdija for Donaldson, what bizarro world do I live in Jerry??

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bar-nuh-kul: Don’t think that’s enough of an upgrade to trade the Shark

  10. bossmanjunior says:
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    Drop Tim Hudson for Kluber?

  11. yeshcheese says:
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    Well it isn’t quite your neonatal preemie Nolan Arenado, but ill buy a fresh trapper keeper on that Adam Eaton!

    Grey has rookie fever and the only cure is homers!

  12. Field mouse says:
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    Fielder or Wright RoS?

    • chunk says:
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      @bossmanjunior: You should do this for every ambiguous starter comparison. @Field mouse: Can I tack on Cutch vs Jones ROS? I bet we get some smugstachioed response like, ROS rankings are coming soon!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Field mouse: Yea depends on positional need

  13. Unclecharlie says:
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    Pitching Is driving me crazy! Need to stop the bleeding in ERA and WHIP. Would you drop Lester and/or Fister for any of Straily (2nd half schedule looks hard), Skaggs, Archer, Hudson, WY Chen, Villanueva, Nova, Joe Kelley?

  14. Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Top of the Morning!

    In a vacuum, would you rather Freese or Rajai?

    Also, in said Hoover….or Dyson if you prefer….Stults, Porcello or Kluber?

    Looking for more than a spot start, but not necessarily ROS. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cutch’s Dreads: Probably Rajai, Kluber right now, stuff looks fantastic

  15. Birdog says:
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    Son-of-a-bench! First time all year I benched Rios and he went 6 for effing 6! Well, looks like he decided to teach me a lesson. Well played, sir. Well played.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Birdog: He looked at your roster and was like, “Ima show him!”

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Birdog:

      hah .
      i did the same thing when he faced guthrie .
      you might have been one of the guys who gave me grief about that move .
      but , i was streaming guthrie that day and really really wanted him to win .
      what was your excuse ?

      • Birdog says:
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        @costaricanchata: Since he was facing Verlander and I believe he has a poor track record against him I decided to play the matchup and sit him in favor of Crisp, who went 1 for 4. When I saw his stats this morning I got a dull ache in my stomach. Mommy, make it go away……

      • Birdog says:
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        @costaricanchata: Since he was facing Verlander and I believe he has a poor track record against him I decided to play the matchup and sit him in favor of Crisp, who went 1 for 4. When I saw his stats this morning I got a dull ache in my stomach. Mommy, make it go away……

    • Alky Sobrera says:
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      @Birdog:
      It was the first day he was off my team from a trade. I feel your pain.

  16. Clive says:
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    Which trade sounds better? 10-team keeper.
    Give up Verlander & Pence, get Giancarlo & Peavy
    Or give up Shelby Miller & Pence, get J Upton & Peavy
    Thanks!

    • Clive says:
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      @Clive:
      Also, Giancarlo would be a 6th rd keeper next year, Upton would be a 1st rd keeper, Miller 22nd rd

      • Heatcheck3 says:
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        @Clive: Definitely target Stanton. Getting him and keeping him in the 6th round has a lot more value than keeping Upton in the first.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clive: Well where is Verlander? Guessing high, I would want the first one

  17. Cdawg says:
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    IS there a term for a pitcher who throws shutouts or near shutouts (ie Jiminez yesterday) everytime I bench him but throws junk everytime I finally gain the confidence to start him? Damn you Ubaldo… stupid name.

    Also add Hefner, Miley or Danks this week? It’s a deep league so this is the cream of the crap.

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Cdawg: Schadenfreude I guess? they take pleasure in your pain.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Cdawg: Grey’s def gonna say hefner.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cdawg: Tough to not take Hefner. The ol-Bait-N-Switch, I dunno haha

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Cdawg:

      definitely IS a name for that type of pitcher ===> liriano 2011 .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cdawg: Sonavabench! (for half of it) Hefner

  18. chopy exp says:
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    Is it time to try and sell verlander after his next good/great start? I am still holding out hope but he keeps crushing my dreams.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chopy exp: If you can get close to draft day value, sure

      • Larry says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Id love to see a whole column looking at Verlander, is he a buy low/medium, sell low? Is this his new level, or is he just unlucky?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Larry: Well he might be good for a Pitcher Profile to see if there’s anything to spot – but yea interesting

        • Alky Sobrera says:
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          @Larry:
          There’s a good fangraphs article from last week trying to put verlander’s decline in historical perspective. I’d recommend. That said, I’d love a pitcher profile on him too.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Alky Sobrera: Interesting, I’ll check it out, thanks!

  19. Jack says:
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    Man this is ****ing hilarious, and I’m only through Iwakuma. Always great!

  20. TheNewGuy says:
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    Wow Brian Wilsons still alive??

    Still trying to buy low on J-Upside. Which of these bats should I send for him:

    D Brown, A Jax, A Jones.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Haha, the beard never stays away. I’d send Brown

  21. Mike

    Mike says:
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    I just did a spit take on the Butler blurb. Thanks for taking me back to a simpler time when I had Weird Al on my Pocket Rocker and a deck of Garbage Pail Kids trading cards in my pocket.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Haha, “I’m fat!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: No problem

  22. Votto-voom says:
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    Smoak or Almonte?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Votto-voom: smoak, he’s also above wallace.

  23. Alex says:
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    Do you trade Cashner, Maholm and Matt Carpenter for Tulowitzki?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alex: Think I got you below, yes

  24. Heatcheck3 says:
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    If I am targeting Rollins in a trade, who is a good level of outfielder to give up for him? Or what level of starting pitcher?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Heatcheck3: Not too high for either

      • Heatcheck3 says:
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        @Grey: Think J-hey for Rollins? If I had any sort of patience I would just wait for your rankings next week.

  25. James Skrmetta says:
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    Through buy low trades my outfield is now Braun, Hamilton, Kemp, and Bruce. I am terrified at their production, yet arroused at their potential, all at the same time. Just like when I heard there was an Adele sex tape floating around the interwebs.

  26. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hey dawgz,
    Drop Rendon for Logan Morrison?
    Keepers league. I also owe Profar and got Kinsler on 2nd.
    Dont wanna drop Arenado. Or hes a better option to drop?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: I’d keep both those guys, Lomo has injury and less position premium

  27. Lob Ball says:
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    I’ve had Eaton stashed and now I either have to move him in or move him out. If I move him in, the only possible drops are Ethier, Swisher, or Myers. Drop Eaton or one of the others?
    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lob Ball: Don’t mind dropping any of those guys if you need speed. Probably Myers for me in a redraft

      • Lob Ball says:
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        @Grey: behind in RBIs and Ave. Speedwise I’m good.

  28. stinky_llama says:
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    what ya think ROS for the following 3 for bench/UTIL:

    Eaton, Leonys, Rajai…. currently have leonys for speed purposes an he hasnt disappointed, byt kinda intrigued by all this eaton hype and hes still sitting out there somehow….

    also, does anyone know if cingrani would be shut down early ala Jo-Fer and the rest of the rooks? lets assume cueto is still shelved until mid-late aug

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stinky_llama: I’d use Rajai right now, then move on when Melky is back. Cingrani hasn’t thrown that many innings and will move to the bullpen, no reason to shut him down when he’s in the bullpen, even if Cueto is out that long

  29. Harbinger says:
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    If Papelbon is traded is Bastardo (leftie) the guy or could they turn to De Fratus (righty)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Harbinger: Might be situational, with Bastardo getting more looks I’d think, but not scooping either of these guys up right now, could go terribly

  30. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Erasmo or Cingrani? Benching Erasmo in mixed leagues vs Bos?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @I’m Keith Hernandez: Erasmo, I was saying hesitantly yes yesterday and the Red Sox just teed off Iwakuma. 50/50 on it now, depends on risk you can take

  31. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for what you do. Been offered Brandon Moss for my Leonys Martin. OPS league, I’m last in RBI but top quartile in Steals (and just traded for Pedroia so have wiggle room there).

    c- Wieters, Gomes
    1b- Votto (Morales, Belt)
    2b- Pedroia
    3b/ci- Longoria/Alvarez
    ss/mi- Segura/Rendon (Andrus)
    of- Jackson, Markakis, Gardner, Martin, Morrison (BJ)

    Now I’m off to see if Harry and the Hendersons are on Netflix!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @shibboleth: Seems to fit where ya need to climb, don’t mind it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @shibboleth: Ha, no problem… Agree with JB, sounds fine

  32. Wheeler of Fortune says:
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    Drop Rajai Davis for Eaton?

      • Wheeler of Fortune says:
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        @JB Gilpin: What about dropping Myers for Eaton? Redraft league.

  33. Charles says:
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    Great call on Luther a while back. Awesome show.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Yeah, one of the better ones… Watch Mr. Imposter, it’s a doc…

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey: Is it “The Imposter”?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s amazing

          • Charles says:
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            @Grey: Good film. I think we all know the Frenchman was less crazy than the rest of that family. Good ole San Antonio!

            You could start calling “imposter” fantasy performances a “Bourdin”. Wily Peralta certainly pulled a Bourdin last night. Had the Reds thinking he was Cy Young.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like that! That family was bonkers

  34. Jason says:
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    I’m mixed on starting Ryu today @ ARI. The D-Backs do not score much on lefties, but they get on base. Your stream-o-meter has him at 7.2 and I’ve put my limit at 8. Thoughts?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Jason: SON had Ian Kennedy at 12ish yesterday. Didn’t work out that well for me. Ryu could be solid but a bit of a WHIPping

      • Jason says:
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        Good thing is we do not count WHIP. So I forget to factor that in when I view the estimates on this site.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: I’d play him

  35. Hakuna Machado says:
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    Papelbon for Cingrani? QS/Solds keeper league, and Cingrani could be kept rd 20. Got flushed down the Solds standings so… maybe I can cash in the big names for some keeper upside.

    SP- Sanchez, Garza, Corbin, Erasmo Ramirez, Cole, Kluber
    RP- Papelbon, Romo, Torres, Perez, K-Rod.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hakuna Machado: Iffy, don’t mind it, think that’s about right for Cingrani

  36. Will says:
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    Is this trade vetoable? 3rd place team (commish) traded Prado/Dom Brown (both waiver pickups) for Kershaw/Choo (2nd to last place team). Keeper league so Brown has some value (12th rd) but still awful.

    • chopy exp says:
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      @Will:

      I think prado(only cause he has multi position) and d brown for kershaw would be fair but adding choo makes it pretty hard to swallow thats for sure. commish should never make that trade… thats for sure.

      • Will says:
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        @chopy exp:

        Agreed, Prado and Brown for Kershaw is fine. These dudes were in the same fraternity so maybe collusion… 2nd to last place dude is a Phils fan do I guess that also plays a part.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Will: I agree Kershaw and Choo side is better, but can’t veto unless provable collusion. I maintain vetoing trades is getting overblown, maybe commish is big Phillies fan, I dunno

    • fungazi says:
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      @Will: In a keeper, I would be annoyed but wouldn’t veto. Even if the lower placed guy has given up for this year, he still has to face the same team next year. You would think he has some expectations for what he’s getting.

      • Drongo McReddickbeard says:
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        @fungazi: I think that it stinks and you’re in a stinky league with stinky guys. Kershaw is worth about 4 D.B’s or 25 Prados. In a league that corrupt, I’d hit veto and let the hurt feelings fly…

  37. Give me your thoughts on Straily and Sonny Gray the rest of the way? Straily looks like he’s turned a corner, but he’s done this before and burned me. With Gray likely becoming RP eligible next year, how do you see him performing this year and next? Thanks in advance!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @El Conquistador: Never been huge on Gray, like Straily more, even though he got a temporary send down. Straily is about where he will be, and Gray is gona have some brutal starts as he gets adjusted. Long-term I think he ends up in the bullpen

  38. goodfold2 says:
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    1.when luke scott turns back into a pumpkin by july 22nd (when i get more player pickups), which is better
    wallace
    span vs righties only (i’ll start chooing him)
    young (too late, somebody else got him yesterday, I don’t have enough pickups)
    david murphy
    2. If i have 1 pickup left till very early on july 22nd is it best used by?
    a. grabbing bastardo (would have to drop either robertson or smyly or carmona(but his next start is at home vs Lastros))
    b. grabbing avila or phlegley or other catcher to replace zunino
    c. waiting on it in case of injury or gyorko doesn’t come back on weekend and dj lemehieu starts losing at bats (real ugly BABIP lately, 0-14 last 14 in play), as they are my only 3rd basemen currently. Thanks Greyed One.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @goodfold2: Murphy right now, but can reassess then, again I think you need to wait until the day comes, so C

  39. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Start Erasmo at home against Boston tomorrow?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: I said yes the other day, I’m 50/50 all depends on innings limit and your standings.

  40. nyjacobs says:
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    grey – be patient with iwakuma or is it time to drop?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nyjacobs: Drop? C’mon. He’s still solid

  41. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In a vacuum, would your drop Jon Lester for Tim Lincecum?

    Lester has fallen off a cliff while Lincecum appears to be providing value.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Haha wow… Yea for Lincecum’s next start sure and then you can stream it if ya like

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Mike:

      if the giants are “buyers” and they pick up a SP ,
      there’s some speculation that tiny tim would go to the bullpen .

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @costaricanchata: Yea but Lincecum is doing fine and giving them innings… I don’t think they do that right now

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          don’t do what ?
          make a push for the play-offs ??

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @costaricanchata: Put him in the pen, unless a monumental break down again, I know he did well in relief last year, maybe in the pen for playoffs

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @JB Gilpin:

              who would you drop from that rotation , if they were to pick up garza ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Go with Tim

  42. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Is it time to kick iwakuma to the curb?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: yeah kick him to my curb, it looked like he had one really bad start to me.

  43. sanfran1966 says:
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    quick roster construction question. 12 team 5×5 daily roto

    $ league with inning cap @ 1,350 and position starts @ 162

    Close or slightly over in position starts except:
    catcher (-11) second base (-6)

    Starting S Perez (C) & Lowrie (2nd). Frazier is my only bench bat and he doesn’t work for streaming the deficient starts.

    Is it worth streaming position players to MAX the starts or holding these guys as P streamers ?

    Colon, Freak, Doubrount

    Drop Frazier of P streamers for any of these guys? Hold?

    (2b) Profar, Uggla, Murphy, Rendon, Gyorko (DL)
    (C) Salty, Castro, Gattis (DL)

    I am in second down 3.5 points. Can make up ground in RBI, Ks, Saves, WHIP…

    • sanfran1966 says:
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      @sanfran1966:

      also, have about 40 moves remaining for season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @sanfran1966: A minus 6 at one position isn’t a big deal to me, I’d keep streaming pitchers, don’t know who Doubront is up against next (has he pitched vs. SEA already?) but after that if it’s rouggh, sure stream a 2B until another pitching matchup you like if Lowrie isn’t playing, like Freak vs. SD

      • sanfran1966 says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Throws tonight.

        What are your thoughts on Shark? I could use some Saves and he has been inconsistent and brutal on WHIP. Who could I get in a trade?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @sanfran1966: Ah gotcha, wasn’t sure when that start was going, I’d play them both and gotta hold Colon. I think any closer is worth a try, maybe start around the like Holland/Janssen/Jansen tier

  44. Sniff Test says:
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    I need saves so someone offerred me cishek for andrellton simmons. I considered doing this and then snagging brad miller off the wire and dropping cody ross…but if cishek is only closer for 2 more weeks it might not be worth it. Thoughts? Hiakus?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sniff Test:
      Cishek closing now
      No big dif on the shortstop
      Gives you a few saves

      • Sniff Test says:
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        @JB Gilpin: nice form

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Sniff Test: Thank you sir!

  45. EJH says:
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    Whaddaya think about a A. Hill/ Kipnis for A. Craig/ Zobrist trade? Pretty even?

    Thanks, bros!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EJH: About even, like Kipnis side better, both MI and Kipnis is best player in it

  46. jro says:
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    Own SP Shark, Homer, Scherzer, Sale, Latos, Erasmo, Cueto, Cingrani, J Parker Thinking trade one for 3b, have Seager and aram dl but gyorko rendon also available.

    Do I trade SP above for 3b or just manage with what is available?

    If I trade for Beltre who should I expect to give?

    10tm h2h

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: Probably only Scherzer straight up even if that or a package of two pretty good ones, I would stand pat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jro: Can try to give Bailey, maybe his no-hitter will still be in someone’s head

  47. Alex says:
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    12-team roto league, been offered Tulo for Cashner, Maholm and Matt Carpenter. I keep thinking it’s a no-brainer, but injuries worry me. I’ve currently got Cabrera at SS.

    Pull the trigger, or hold tight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alex: I’d do that, Carpenter is the only real quality guy there, and I expect the AVG to drop, what you get streaming won’t be far off from Cashner and Maholm

  48. Jake says:
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    Erasmo or Ogando? Who would you rather have rest of the way?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Erasmo as he’s healthy

  49. Hans says:
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    still drop Cingrani for Erasmo after last night’s game?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hans: Brewers have strikeout problems in a lot of games, especially against new pitchers that have K stuff, and CIngrani gave up a homer to guy who hadn’t had one yet. Erasmo should stick in rotation full year too. Yeah I would drop

  50. Chris says:
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    So time to drop BJ Upton for an Adam Eaton flier?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Wow, yea don’t mind it for some optimism

  51. dave says:
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    McLouth or Eaton ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dave: McLouth still

  52. jro says:
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    Highest 2-3 impact late call up’s

    Gray
    Martinez Stl
    Montero Mets
    T Walker
    Bradley

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: LIke Martinez the most, then probably Walker, but not buying much from any of those guys this yr

  53. stinky_llama says:
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    everyones really been riding erasmo’s rosinbag pretty hard….is he worthy of a spot over garza considering the uncertainty of his inevitable deal sooner than later? or hold tight and hope he lands in SD/LAD?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stinky_llama: I’d hold Garza, agree I’m a little buying into the Erasmo wave as well

  54. B-Leaguered says:
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    How do you rank these MIs ROS?

    Escobar, Bonifacio, Rendon, Brad Miller, Grant Green

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @B-Leaguered: Rendon, Escobar (still) Miller Bonifacio Green

  55. PhoenixRising says:
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    Morning Grey, 2 things this morning..

    I asked about a pujols for iwakuma trade a few weeks ago..Guy wanted to hold off til the All-Star break..I’m a little nervous now on it..Iwakuma gonna bounce back? Do I need something else in that deal?

    And then MI moving forward..Rutledge, Green, or Brad Miller? Rutledge isn’t seeing every day starting now, and Tulo will be back soon…Thanks as always!

  56. Steve D. says:
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    In a vacuum, Billy Butler or Eric Hosmer ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve D.: Hosmer

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Steve D.:

      definitely butler , though i can’t imagine a vacuum large enough to hold him .
      would prolly make those moobs lift up , all perky like .

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @costaricanchata: Really “definitely” Butler? Hosmer outperforming, similar homers and Hosmer 15 SB speed at end of year, comparable averages too

  57. Jon says:
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    Erasmo, Skaggs or Archer ROS? I can activate one for this season and leave the other two as minor league keepers.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Erasmo

  58. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Hey Grey : Who would you own in a QS league the rest of the way?
    Gee, Stultz or Hefner?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Bran: Hmmm, Gee but close and don’t feel great about it

  59. jro says:
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    May lose braun, been enjoying the SB in h2h but should I trade Ellsbury for for COCO n J Upton.

    Also on table ellsbury (shark, maybe sale) for Beltran and Beltre

    Would you do any of these trades or both

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jro: Um, I think Coco and J Up side if that’s the question. Like Ellsbury and Shark for the Bs. Like the top trade better if I understand it right

  60. nathan says:
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    in a non keeper 8 team league 12 cat (OPS), I have Wil myers and he usually is on my bench.. someone dropped Adam Dunn.. would you drop myers for Dunn?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @nathan: Meh, not a huge fan of either, if you need HR sure

  61. Wake Up says:
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    “Whether they hit it 370ft or 470ft, it’s still just worth one run,” Mitchell Boggs

    “Dog Gammit!” Mitchell Boggs (Mitchell Boggs’ Agent)

    “No more questions!!!” Mitchell Boggs (Mitchell Boggs’ Agent’s Attorney)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: “Wait what, Mitch-ey is a baseball player?” (Mitchell Boggs’ grandmother’s former neighbor)

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: “If I was that former neighbor, I’d be hitting that shizz…I would hit that sooooo hard!”, Grey Albright

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wake Up: “Boggs roars like a cougar!” – Grey Albright

  62. Beastman says:
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    Let’s not forget to mention that Bradley also had 1 walk! This guy is en fuego!

  63. Wake Up says:
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    Can we just agree that the Upton’s are consistently overrated and just move on?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: Sure

  64. FillyP says:
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    Need some pitching help for the week, going to spot start Porcello today…. grumble grumble.

    Who should I drop? Cozart, A. Escobar, Miller, Weeks. I’m leaning Cozart because my team is light on speed and OK on power. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FillyP: I hear ya, but still love Porcello. Yea Cozart is a fine drop

  65. BoneFace n Harmony says:
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    Thinking of trying to cash in on the Ibanez Zombino success by sending him and G Cole for Teheran/Cishek to boost the pitching some in a H2h non-keeper. What do ya think? Thanks as always!

  66. mzyptlk says:
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    Who’s the best bet to get saves the second half? Bailey, Putz, or Henderson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mzyptlk: Henderson

  67. EK says:
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    Pls rank these for H2H pts or go with the SON:

    Cingrani @ ATL (11.4)
    Gee @ PIT (11.0)
    Archer vs HOU (10.2)
    Miley vs MIL (5.6)
    Stults vs SF (5.0)
    Quintana @ PHI (-0.5)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: I’d move Archer to the top, like the rest

  68. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: According to ESPN. it now is looking more like MLB will try and make a point with the 20 or so players involved in the latest PED scandle right right after All Star break… Do you think this is ESPN media hype???…

    Last year’s, Colon and Melky cases, were black and white test positive cases and went quick… I wonder, how long the appeal process is if the players decide to fight these cases??… This one may end up in court..

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: Very long appeals. MLB has said to other sources no decisions have been made it. Will drag on

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T Moore: made yet*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T Moore: Yeah, talked about in the post you’re commenting on

  69. BPro says:
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    Hey Grey / JB
    I have Erasmo in a minor league slot, set to come up Thursday. I have no room for him right now, with an option being to drop Mike Leake which I am not sure about.

    You think Erasmo is coming up for a spot start, or would you roll with him ROS over Leake?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @BPro: I think Erasmo is up for good, but man, Leake has been solid. Unless you’re really hurting in Ks I might stick with Leake

  70. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Two keeper league trade questions for ya Big Biscuit. Which side of these trades do you like better in a keeper league where you can keep them as long as you want and it doesn’t matter what round you got them in:

    Justin Upton for Carlos Gomez

    Anthony Rizzo for Billy Butler

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Big Biscuit, hah that Nick and his names… Like Gomez more, like Rizzo more. Age helps both, Upton might have a shade more upside in power, but gotta love the speed from CarGO

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Sorry, it’s just so catchy!

        So you feel like Gomez is the real deal huh? I guess he’s been playing really well since the 2nd half of last year, if I remember correctly. So it’s time to start believing, I suppose.

        Thanks for the reply JB.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Hah I don’t mind it, but making jokes about gravy just sounds disgusting. Yup been on fire since given every day playing time (was platooning with Nyjer Morgan – yikes!). Might not end the year over .300, but will be close at like 22/40

  71. Wake Up says:
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    I’m hoping that Cole stays just enough under the radar for the ROS…so I can draft him next year…

    Gerrit, not Hamels…

    Hamels Gerrit would be the Danny Devito to the Goveranator’s Brad Garrett…ta-ta-ta-take out the….http://youtu.be/4EKSpUMCJcY

    (papers and Amanda Byrnes)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wake Up: Poor Amanda Bynes

  72. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    What are the odds on the Braun suspension this season? If he doesn’t miss anytime would you still trade him for: Madbum, Felix, Chris Sale, Waino?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Theodore Donald Kerabatsos: Maybe Felix or Waino, but I’d say only 10% for it to be handed out and then go through appeals before the season ends

  73. Dan says:
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    Would you rather have Rizzo or Trumbo for the second half? 6X6 league with OPS

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: I’ll lean Trumbo, for the 3B eligibility

  74. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    the nelson cruz blurb was reminiscent of the gaylord perry / emery board incident .

    1st pitch is at 12:40 today .
    if you’re reading this now ,
    you better get yer azz in gear , Sonny !

  75. Aero says:
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    Despite what SON says, do you like Doubront @SEA more than Ryu @Ari or Latos @Atl?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Aero: Doubront over Latos?

      • Aero says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: heh, yeah, right? SON has Douby @ $~17 and Latos @$~11. Sounds crazy, but in my H2h, I have a tough matchup, pitching-wise and need things to go the right way.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @Aero: I trust common sense more than SON. I use my horse and I don’t think twice about it.

          • Aero says:
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            @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Yeah, thanks for talking me down off the ledge about Latos. My matchup is aginst one of the guys in a near 4-way for a playoff spot (our league ends a few weeks early). What about the Ryu or Douby matchups?

            • Aero says:
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              @Aero: Eh, nevermind. I’m just pitching my guys and forgoing the stream. Thanks again for talking me down!

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @Aero: Latos pitches tomorrow, if that makes any difference. I’d go with him over Doubront if forced to choose though.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aero: I like both Ryu and Latos more

  76. Big AL says:
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    Hiashi Iwakuma has gotten a big case of whup aishi this last month. What’s up ? He can’t keep the ball in the park. Giving up 2-3 HR’s a start. Does he figure this out or is he running out of gas ? How long you waiting before you try some new suishi ? I realize he was do for some regression ,but damn he’s like all good or all bad. Had a girlfriend like that once. Yup drove me crazy….. Had to cut her loose and run.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big AL: I think he’s just missing his spots a tad, with the ASB a great breather. I’d buy if you can get him lower now, no way he’s droppable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big AL: Ha, agree with JB

  77. chris says:
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    i was offer butler, king felix and segura for prince, elvis andrus and shields… Who’s got the better deal? non-keeper

    • Spyre says:
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      @chris: I like Butler side much better

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chris: Agree with above, love Segura side a lot more

  78. Steve Stevenson says:
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    OBP league, give Rizzo (7th rd keeper value), Samardzija (10th rd) and Alvarez (10th) for Hamels, Kimbrel and Headley? The guys I’m giving wouldn’t be kept by me but might by the other guy. I’m in 1st, lapping the field in power but could use help in saves and wins. I have Ortiz at 1B and Bruce at Util, so Rizzo’s expendable. Headley would platoon with Gyorko at 3B.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Don’t love it, but fits your needs and don’t mind it getting saves for ya

  79. Bunny says:
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    Rank for saves and ratios:

    Henderson
    Melancon
    Putz

    • Spyre says:
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      @Bunny: melancon, henderson, putz

      • Spyre says:
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        @Spyre: whoops… hit enter too soon. thats for ratios. for saves its probably henderson, putz, melancon

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bunny: Agree with saves rank and ratios rank above

  80. Ryan741 says:
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    What side of this deal do you prefer, H2H points league: Trout/Latos or Craig/Strasburg?

    • Pope says:
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      @Ryan741: Trout

    • Spyre says:
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      @Ryan741: It depends on your points setup, but it would be hard to vote against Trout.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Gotta be Trout side

  81. Dan says:
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    Pick four of the following pitchers for the second half: (6×6 league with k/9 and QS instead of W).
    Straily
    Gee
    Gallardo
    Wheeler
    Nova
    Skaggs

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Straily Gee Gallardo andddd, Nova I guess

  82. Dale Pigeux says:
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    Samardijzsafasdfa, Ryu, and Maholm… who should start and who should sit?

    While I’m at it, was offered Prado for Minor. Fair?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dale Pigeux: Definitely fair, I like both, and would start first 2

  83. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    How great is it that the Giants just called up a guy named Tanaka? Here’s hoping for a trade of Tanaka to the Indians so he can go shake a bag of marbles at Mark Reynolds to help him find his power again. Tanaka even plays the outfield.

  84. Be The Ball says:
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    Looking to pick up Eaton and drop a SP, would you drop Wheeler or Erasmo Ramirez?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Be The Ball: Tough to drop either in a keeper, Wheeler has more upside, depends on how hard youre playing this yr

  85. Pete Carlson says:
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    ROS: G Cole or H Santiago?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete Carlson: Cole, Santiago might move to the pen

  86. TKilla says:
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    Would you rather have Votto or McCutchen for the ROS?

    • Pope says:
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      @TKilla: Cutch

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TKilla: Probably McCutcb but depends on speed need and positional need

  87. Spyre says:
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    H2H points league… I was in first place but a string of losses has knocked me out of first place. Looking towards having a solid August/September. I’m concerned about my rookies getting shut down late in the season, when I’m making a playoff run.

    Would you drop any of Gee, Porcello, Hefner, or Cingrani

    to pick up Erasmo, Straily, Kluber, Wei Yen Chen, or Archer ??

    • Hotrod says:
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      @Spyre:
      Id drop all of your guys for all of those guys!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spyre: I’d roster Erasmo, Kluber, Porcello, then stream spot

  88. chillmodious says:
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    Looking for some streaming help today (well, beyond the help SON is already providing). Who gets the ball today out of these options?:

    Nova vs. KC (SON $8.1)
    Doubront @ Sea (SON $17.6)
    Cashner vs. Col (SON $8.6)

    All three are really tempting, and SON really wants me to use Doubront, but I’ve been watching this M’s/Boston series and Seattle has been red hot at the plate. Help please!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @chillmodious: I’m faced with those same options in several leagues (Porcello too), and I’m going with Nova. Doubront has put up some decent starts recently, but he’s the most likely guy to destroy your ratios. This is coming from someone who watches the Red Sox regularly. Good stuff, but can’t locate. Nova has looked good since rejoining the rotation, and KC isn’t likely to knock him around, especially on the road.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Big Magoo: Porcello is technically an option for me also, but I will never use him again after the events of the past 2 weeks (he’s a poison pill without the high initial price), which is why he wasn’t on that list. I was leaning Nova, but Cashner in Petco can be a beautiful thing. Thanks for the perspective.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @chillmodious: No problem. If Cargo is still out of the lineup, Cashner is a solid option too, especially in Petco. I don’t think that the SON will be mad at you unless you badmouth Blanton. Go with your gut.

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Big Magoo: Dah! My gut said Cashner, so I made the move. Pray for me/him/us!

            • Big Magoo

              Big Magoo says:
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              @chillmodious: I think he’ll be fine. Good luck!

      • boognish says:
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        @Big Magoo:
        Also same predicament, but already rostering Cashner, so I’m leaning towards the start. KC seems like they stink but I’ve had bad luck streaming against them b/c they don’t strikeout – seem to get about 5 IP/3 ER/4 K’s when I stream against them. I think I’n going Doubie. Lester and Webster suck right now. Saw the Webster start last night – he had nothing. I do agree Nova prob safest of the 3.

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @boognish: Yeah, KC doesn’t strike out a ton, but they also don’t hit too many homers either. More of a small ball team. I’d probably stick with Cashner if you already have him, but he hasn’t exactly been racking up the Ks recently either.

          Doubront isn’t a bad option – I just don’t trust him. It seems like he doesn’t know where the ball is going half the time. Seattle’s been pretty solid offensively over the past two weeks too (.837 OPS, second in MLB; .213 ISO, first).

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: I like Doubront but you know who my real answer is that you didn’t list :)

  89. Hotrod says:
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    Whats wrong with Verlander??? Buy low time?

    Would you ship Holiday for him, or try less first?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: I’d do that deal, not sure if you can get it and even less sure about less. Verlander has lost some velocity, don’t expect a redonkulous 2nd half, but still very good

  90. JoeG414 says:
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    I just traded Cole for W.Rosario, I have Montero and my other Starters are Minor, Kuroda,Ryu,Erasmo Ramirez,Porcello,Greinke,Sale and Wainwright. I could always pickup Kluber after I cut Montero. How did I do? Non Keeper, daily mixed roto.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeG414: Gerrit or Hamels? Like it for Gerrit, not in love for Hamels

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      It is Gerrit Cole>

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @JoeG414: Love it!

  91. boognish says:
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    SON not high on Cashner at Petco vs COL ($8.6), despite COL recent string of craptitude & no Tulo/Fowler/possibly CarGo. Start him tonight?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @boognish: Yea probably, but not if innings limit is getting up there

  92. EK says:
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    H2H pts: drop AsCab for:

    Alexei
    Dozier
    Aybar
    Franklin

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EK: Nah

  93. Be The Ball says:
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    Leyonis Martin or Adam Eaton in a non-keeper league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Be The Ball: Eh, Martin barely

  94. Dan says:
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    Had a guy offer the following:

    Iwakuma, Nelson Cruz, Jim Johnson

    for

    Matt Cain, McCann, Kenley Jansen

    This is a relatively standard points league, head to head. I also have Rosario at catcher and its a 1 catcher league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: I like top side

  95. OaktownSteve says:
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    It’s possible the A’s are calling up Gray to get his feet wet in case they lose Bartolo in the ‘roids round up.

    Straily looked good again.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Sure I buy that, but will still be a good while

  96. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Evan Longoria for Prince Fielder, which side? (especially in light of the plantar facitis.)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brooks Jacoby: Vacuum, Longo for 3B elig

      • Brooks Jacoby says:
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        What about for just pure stats ROS? Have Wright at 3b as well.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Brooks Jacoby: I’ll go Fielder then, think he gets back to normal career-looking #s

  97. Benjy says:
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    Trade offer pending:

    My Scherzer and Gregg for his H. Ramirez and Samardzija.

    12 team roto. I need some help at 3rd, Aramis is not helping much and his health is troubling. But Scherzer is awesome. I could counter by replacing Scherzer with Hamels.

    Any help is appreciated!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Benjy: I’m fine with it, I’d let it go through

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Benjy: I’d rather lose Hamels then Scherzer.

  98. Carnac says:
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    NYY are aggressively shopping Chamberlain and Hughes. Seems like just yesterday they were heralded by NY & ESPN as the future of the franchise. Nowadays, the Joba Rules refer to shit you don’t want your toddler doing. “Hey – off the trampoline! Joba Rules!”

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Carnac: I think they broke the trampoline!

  99. AJ says:
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    Drop Weeks for Tanaka? I say yayaaahhh!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Haha, I’d keep Weeks despita cringe-worthy stretches

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: To late!! I couldnt resist!! Just filled up my tank with sum Grade A Tanaka Gasolina!! Time to hit 100 on the HWY!! Hope this new ninja is Legiiiitt!!! Ha

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @AJ: Hahaha nice, don’t mind it, not like I think Weeks is gonna go off

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    I know he’s been bottled up hot garbage, but that smell is kinda getting covered up by some Febreze Air Effects lately…speaking of Bossman Jr. Do we like him or Crawford more for the ROS?

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: Def Crawford

  101. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    I have 3 closers. I like having 3 closers. Belfour and Nathan are good to go. My other closer is Veras. If he gets traded, I’m down to two. Who do you things worth a stache to maintain my closer trio in case Veras departs Houston? The following middle relievers are hanging around the wire:

    Bastardo PHI
    Burton MIN
    Lyon METS
    Russell ChC
    Thayers SD
    Dunn MIA
    Medina SEA
    Cisnero HOU

    The easy answer is Cisnero but I’m worried that they go committee and he stinks…

  102. Chico Esquela says:
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    An owner has been after Braun and Greinke in my 5×5 league for about a month trying to buy low. Latest offer is Minor and Torii Hunter for Greinke/Braun. Is it fair to counter with Choo/Greinke for Wainwright?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chico Esquela: Sure that’s a fair offer

  103. booya says:
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    Straily or Hughes in a K/9 league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Straily

  104. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Bleek outlook for Kemp ROS but how would you value him for 2014 amd 2015? Top 25? Top 50 player? I’m in a keeper lg, my team is going nowhere this year so trying to buy low on elite talent that can help for next few years. Very broad question I know, but appreciate any thoughts.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI: Sure, buy low.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @LagunaBobbyI: Agree, fine to buy low, but not gonna be in my top 25 anytime soon, top 50, sure

  105. Chris says:
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    Cingrani was awesome yesterday. Sonofabench! Would you recommend starting him against the whiff-friendly Braves? And how do you feel about Nolasco vs. COL? Grazie.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Yea Brewers had late swings all night. That deception thing is still working for him. Like both those starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Yeah on both

  106. Greyismyhero says:
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    Keeper league H2H trade, I could use saves…. Is trading Cole for Balfour ok?? I will not be keeping Cole as I have Kershaw, Price, Strasburg, and Harvey …Or should I look at keeping Cole? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I’d aim for better, assuming you mean Hamels, if Gerrit then sure, don’t think he’s an ace this year at all and you’re not keeping him

  107. Jake says:
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    Would you trade Nelson Cruz and garza for verlander? I

    My of currently is Cruz Jennings Braun revere Harper. I have will Myers on the bench

    Pitchers are shields Tehran scherzer samardzija bailey Lester garza I also have Cobb on the dl

    I have injury concerns with Braun and not sure if I need the pitching. On the other hand Cruz and Braun could be facing suspension.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: Sure, Cruz is still injury prone and can’t HGH his way to recover. Not as much worried about the suspension, but your staff could use another ace

  108. ThaDeez says:
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    Need a hitting target for a trade… h2h points league

    I will be unloading CJ Wilson + Tony Cingrani looking to get a hitter, position doesn’t matter. I’m very deep at pitching and need a bat. Any suggestions/thoughts to target?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ThaDeez: Don’t think you’ll get too much, someone struggling with some upside.

  109. stoopid says:
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    10 team mixed 5×5 1500 IP max.

    I’m looking to drop Kendrick. I can activate Cingrani but then won’t be able to put him back in my Minors slot. Or add one of these guys and keep Cingrani in the minors for now:

    Chacin, Straily, Quintana, Peralta, Nova, Archer….

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @stoopid: Play Cingrani

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @stoopid: I like Archer’s start v HOU and activate Cingrani after

  110. Spike Owen says:
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    I put this up in the forums as well, but it seems there’s more readership out here :-)

    I’m currently in a tight 4th place. Lacking in HR, K, ERA, WHIP.

    I have a glut of OF (especially with Braun and Eaton off the DL) and want to deal for pitching help. Half my league has given up on the season and will only trade for picks, which I don’t want to do any more of, so I have limited trading partners. One guy has SP to spare and needs OF help. His SP are:

    Mat Latos
    Hiroki Kuroda
    Mike Minor
    Clayton Kershaw
    José Fernández
    Matt Garza
    Julio Teherán

    Kershaw is likely not available, but I’m wondering who best to target out of the rest given my needs.

    He’s offered me Mike Minor for Hunter Pence. For ratios and Ks, is he the best I’ll get? Or should I push for Latos?

    Thanks,
    Gus

    _________________
    Yahoo! / 12 Team / Roto Keeper (5 players)

    Standard 5 x 5 (Hitting: R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG Pitching: W / SV / K / ERA / WHIP)

    C –
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Pedroia
    SS – Reyes
    3B – Sandoval
    CI – Laroche
    MI – Kipnis
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – Pence
    OF – Rios
    OF – Jennings
    OF – Choo
    Util – Chris Davis
    BN – Frazier
    BN – Braun
    DL – Eaton
    DL – Willingham

    SP – Lee / Moore / Zimmerman / Dickey / Ryu / E. Ramirez / Cingrani
    RP – Holland / Mujica / Gregg / Rosenthal

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Spike Owen: Can’t hurt to try Pence for Latos.

      • Spike Owen says:
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        Thanks.

        On a related note, my roster is getting a bit crowded. I need to drop someone for a catcher and someone else if I want to activate Eaton (or drop him I guess). Dickey and Frazier are the low performers, but I’m having trouble pulling the trigger on either. Dickey because he could be good and Frazier because he’s my insurance on Panda getting hurt. Ideally I’d move another OF for a draft pick or do a 2 for 1 deal, but there’s not a lot of interest out there…

        Any thoughts on who you’d drop?

        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole:

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Spike Owen: Yea Dickey is droppable to me, can’t ever trust him, and yea Pence for Latos is a fair offer

  111. costaricanchata says:
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    yay .
    mid-week day game .
    let’s hope it’s a good one .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @costaricanchata: Let’s go Brewers for the sweep!

  112. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    5×5 12-team mixer redraft league, which side do you like:

    Matty Moore + Marte for Matt Harvey + VMart

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alcesto: Love Harvey, but blister and impending shut down at some point, I’ll take left side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore/Marte

  113. Negatto says:
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    Looking to target Verlander. Not sure if he’s hurt or just needs to make adjustments.

    I currently have Longoria at 3B, Goldschmidt at CI and Cabrera in my U slot. The owner currently has Johnson at 3B and I was thinking that Longoria should be the one I could offer. I’m thinking this may be a bit too much for Verlander, but too much?

    I’m doing well in hitting, but could use some pitching help. I’m way back in strikeouts.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Negatto: Yea, might be a little too much, maybe off Longo for JV and a low-tier, K-upside guy in it too

  114. booya says:
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    How do you rank Straily, Hughes, Hefner and Pineda?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @booya: Straily Hefner Hughes Pineda

  115. Negatto says:
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    Any thoughts on whether Hamilton may be called up in the the next few weeks?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Negatto: Still think it’s September. Not hitting over .250 and has a .300 BABIP, yea a shade low with his speed, but meh

  116. Ryan741 says:
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    A little worried about Verlander, would you make this deal in a H2H points league? It’s Verlander/Cuddyer/Cashner for Weaver/Encarnacion/Samardzia or Garza

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan741: Close, looks about even, fine dealing Verlander if youre worried

      • Ryan741 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you prefer Garza or Samardzia back? I like Samardzia more, but if/when Garza gets traded along with the other Cubs, I like Garza’s chances of getting those 10 point wins instead of -5 point losses for Samardzia.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Samardzija

  117. G says:
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    Drop Lind or Ichiro for eaton or Viciedo? lind and Ichiro rotate in my utility spot as if now. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @G: I’m all out on Lind, drop for Eaton. Had a K:BB at like 20:20 at one point, now 57:25. Back issues too.

  118. Kyle says:
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    Which side is better. Corbin and Marte for Donaldson and Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle: Donaldson

  119. Hankg says:
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    Better pickup: R. Davis or B. Revere? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone mentioned it yesterday

      • Birdog says:
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        @Grey: sorry. I spent of yesterday drunk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  120. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Sonny Gray will be Albright!

    If Hughes moves to the NL, or if possible the NL West, what does that change in his desirability?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Hughes isn’t good outside of Petco until further notice

  121. Birdmann says:
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    Stash Morrow on the DL, I have a spot with Eaton coming off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Grey: thanks did it last night

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  122. Warren says:
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    Worth trying to sell super high on Beltre? Love him but he will cool down/his hammys scare me.

    Beltre + Dickey for Cespedes and Darvish/Gio

    • Warren says:
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      Also, just wanted to make sure you are ok after seeing the Giancarlo pics in the ESPN body issue….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade sounds solid

  123. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. how do you rank the following (regardless of position)? chris johnson, reddick, francicso and rasmus.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Rasmus

  124. Birdog says:
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    Now time for the “You Pick Two” brought to you by Panera Bread.

    Gee, Nolasco, Griffin, Milone, Straily, Hefner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Gee, Nolasco

  125. Deck says:
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    Heyward, Shields, Cole

    For

    Alex Gordon, Rizzo, Hamels?

    Which side should I be on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey@Grey: Thanks! this is my one big chance at a splash as out of nowhere Heyward was dropped (usually not that kind of league). Should I shoot higher and pair Heyward with Darvish and try to get Mcutchen and a lower level pitcher instead or is this really solid value?

        By the wat tried Roar, pretty good stuff. If you like a tobacco or nutty deeper flavor you should try Elixer. Its the best one here in Houston and I think has the best smoking performance around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go with Heyward and not try that trade… Nice, thanks for the recommendation! I don’t like tobacco or nutty deep flavors though, more of a fruit man…

          • Deck says:
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            @Grey: All you Californians are.

            I guess i need to explain I have Cespedes, J Upton, A Jones, Kemp and now Heyward with only 3 OF spots and a Util.

            Very bad at 1b (moreland) and 3b (Aramis/Rendon)

            So a trade is necessary.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Trade Kemp for a decent 1st baseman? Trade Cespedes for a top one?

            • Prezz says:
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              @Deck: hahaha! Burn… Tobacco flavors are disgusting…

  126. Jail says:
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    Howdy guys,

    Zobrist has been yawnstipating in a major way. Unfortch, no one in my 11-team has any need for a UTIL guy. Bench is super-limited and seeing guys like Rendon and Franklin out-produce is getting me antsy. Hold or work harder on a trade? I know he’s too valuable to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Work harder

  127. Doubleheaders says:
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    If I go through with this, it will be the 3rd (arrrrgggh) time of picking up Vicideo Killed the Radio Star. I know he will mess up my life, but I want him just the same. He’s got something that I just can’t touch, something mysterious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah, not in my head again!

  128. What's good says:
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    Would you start Samardzija vs Angels? Thanks in advance!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @What’s good:

      not starting him there ,
      but feel free to take a seat on the other end of the teeter-totter .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  129. Jiggy Nits says:
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    @ catcher 10 -team NL only roto. Posey and Molina Starting – Gattis coming back from DL. This knee thing is worrying me…. sell high on Molina?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very nice

  130. Prezz says:
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    JBreakfast! Go Porshello! Time to jump back on the wagon… Hes shuttin down the “Good guys” tonight.. terrible ERA against them, but i flick my toothpick at that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  131. AA says:
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    Would drop Wil Myers for Archer, Straily, or Doubrant?

    My OF and Util spots are filled with Trout, Choo, Marte and AJax. Myers has been sitting on my bench and only starts on other guys off days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer then Straily

      • AA says:
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        @Grey: What would be Myers value in trade offers? Would Lincecum a good offer or would still prefer Archer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Archer

  132. T Moore says:
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    Mr Gray: Sonny Gray has not up until this year been lights out so far in his MiLB career..

    I’m thinking, the A’s may be showcasing him – not sure… But the A’s may have a big move in them… Bean has said, this is the year… The attendance is up… The #s in the standings are right… I smell a big A’s trade… Esp. if Colon gets popped… Green, Weeks perhaps even Choice could go … The A’s have a history of trading young players away… Not so much pitchers… But, this year is different IMO

    I’m not convinced Sonny Gray is the man of the future for the A’s.. His BB allowed has not always been good … It was shaky again starting this year off … He has gotten better.. He looks to be a candidate who struggles with the MLB strike zone IMO

    Did you write the ESPN article??? Confused

    MLB has itself swinging in the defamation of character breeze IMO… They have released players names based solely on a testimony of one man – as far as I can tell… If they are wrong about any of the players or worse a number of them… Wow, a legal remedy case could be huge…

    Again MLB is dirty as anyone here… They are trying to paint themselves as the good guys after their call up in front of Congress a few years back on this issue.. They knew and continue to know what is going on with PEDs in the game IMO… They are just in terror of losing their special exemption to the nation’s anti trust laws that Congress has granted them ..

    This is a witch hunt IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally agree with you on both counts… Premeditated witch hunt… I don’t even see how they can get away with thinking they can do it with the players union, but obviously I don’t know all the facts so MLB must think they have something very damning…

      • T Moore says:
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        @Grey:

        Mr Gray: See my reply to myself above… Please..

        I assume, you don’t see comments not directed at you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I saw it, agreed…

    • T Moore says:
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      @T Moore:

      They may go after a number of players… A SP (if Colon goes down), RP, an older top MI and a Big Bat for DH..

      They won’t break the bank… But any player with a moderate or in the last year of a contract could be sought after by them… I think, they could add $40 mil in annual salary / months left in season to the teams payroll = approx $20 mil. out the door.. You heard it here first…
      I don;t think this is wishful feelings

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I hear ya (first)…

  133. Huge Caulk says:
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    Ellsbury for Holliday…
    Is this trade close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ellsbury, sure

  134. I am greyshero says:
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    First off grey before I tell you how wrong you are I just wanna say I love your daily recap and my day feels empty and meaningless until I read it. You are the best at what you do but I do believe you are wrong about Pedro Alvarez. I have watched him over his career as close as anyone (I am a huge pirates fan) and I believe we are seeing a progression in his approach and an overall improvement in his game. He is maturing and becoming the ball player the scouts always said he could become. I believe he is at and will stay on the higher side of his “upside”. I truly believe he has arrived and is here to stay. That’s not to say he will never go through a cold stretch again but I think we will see those cold stretches be fewer and further between and I don’t think they will last nearly as long as some past cold streaks. I think he will be a top 20 power hitter for the next 8-10 years. Thanks for doin what ya do and keep it comin!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His K-rate is obscenely bad, historically bad… Can’t maintain that over the long haul and hit .250… Thanks for the kind words!

  135. T.J. says:
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    Kendrys is 30 years old. “Old man juice”?!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a Latin 30

  136. Cale says:
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    I just traded Puig for Verlander over the weekend. Was that smart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league do I trade wheeler soler gattis for trumbo griffin grilli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: what about soler Neil walker for grilli frazier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure if I needed saves

          • Ryan says:
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            @Grey: well the other guy in my league wants to trade trumbo for wheeler and walker. Is this worth taking?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fair

              • Ryan says:
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                @Grey: btw my pitching consists on cliff lee kershaw darvish straily gaudin zito. Can I afford to lose wheeler?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wheeler’s not helping you this year, so it depends if you want to win this year

  138. booya says:
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    AJones or Stanton ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  139. Cubs Win says:
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    Would you drop Jim Henderson for Chris Perez? It’s a Holds league but I need Saves and Holds equally and can always use ratio help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. Ron says:
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    Beachy or Peavy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peavy

  141. MasterofGrond says:
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    Doubront, Masterswag, or both?

    Don’t really trust Doubront but he’s been pitching really well lately, he’s at Safeco, and SoN loves him.

    Masterson I’m defaulting to you, because every time you tell me to bench him, I sit him and he gets hammered and when I start him he deals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. SeanMcD says:
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    Drop Lester For Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  143. cubjet says:
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    Who to drop when Tulo comes off DL
    Keeper league

    C-Miguel Montero
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Altuve
    3B-Carpenter
    SS-Hardy
    OF-Carlos Gonzalez
    OF-Bautista
    OF-Stanton
    Util-Puig

    BN-WIl Myers
    BN-Eaton
    BN-Headley
    BN-Anthony Rendon

    Pitchers
    Lee
    Latos
    Samardjiza
    Fister
    Shelby Miller
    Teheran
    Erasmo
    Doubront
    Grilli
    Greg Holland
    Mujica

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  144. AB says:
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    Starting Doubront (@SEA) and Milone (@PIT) tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Milone in most leagues

  145. Huge Caulk says:
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    Are you worried about Ellsbury’s wrist? Is this something that could linger ROS? It appears he will be out a couple of more days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really worried, as long as it’s not his legs

  146. Bay of Puigs says:
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    For a keeper league with all field positions, should I trade Justin Upton for Matt Harvey? I also have Hayward and Puig for RF. I ask because I have Castro at SS and wondered if I should use Upton as trade bait for Segura instead or stick with Castro. Cheers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Segura

  147. chillmodious says:
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    Grey… I’d appreciate your magic with these Ervin-related questions I have (see what I did there?):

    1. For tomorrow only, would you throw Erasmo (vs. BOS, SON $7.6) or Ervin Santana @ NYY (SON $5.2)?

    2. Am I correct in thinking that you’d rather have Erasmo over Ervin beyond tomorrow?

    C.

    4. Please rank Ervin Santana, AJ Griffin, Straily, Jose Quintana.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Erasmo 2. Yes 4. Depends on matchups… Ervin, Quintana

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, dude. One follow-up: should I throw Ervin tomorrow (not instead of Erasmo, but in addition to) or stay away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  148. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Wilhelmson or Mclouth

  149. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Wilhelmson or Mclouth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McLouth

  150. Ron says:
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    Look me in the eyes and tell me honestly that I should hold on to Frazier over a guy like Rendon……you STILL trust Frazier???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, don’t trust him

      • Ron says:
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        @Grey: Which of these guys you dropping him for?

        Rendon, K. Johnson, Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Johnson

          • Ron says:
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            @Grey: I have never had to write this before in my entire life but….there were two Johnsons.

            Kelly or Chris?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Chris, sorry

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        finally .
        should mark this date on the calender .
        but unless you actually drop him ,
        jackfull’s love of bj-up finishes a distant 2nd to your obstinance
        (and mine) .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t be flip-flopping all over the place

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            yeah .
            i’m going to have trouble dropping him .
            i lost the keys to the closet .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Check your pockets…

  151. Jon says:
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    Which side in a keeper?

    Ian Desmond/Reddick or Jed Lowrie/Panda

    • Jon says:
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      (Reddick is a bench bat and Jed would be, too. Desmond is a starter so Panda would take his place)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  152. Nathan says:
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    Fister was dropped in my league. I gotta grab him, right? After the all star break, he’s pitching against: KC, PHI, ChiSox, CLE, ChiSox, KC, Mets.

    That’s pretty tasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  153. Cubs Win says:
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    Ike Davis or Colby Rasmus ROS? Need HR, RBI and OPS from this position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  154. Jon says:
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    I need to drop 2: BJ, Reddick, Leonys, Lind, Frazier

    The 3 I keep are all bench bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind, Frazier

  155. danny almonte says:
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    Medlen was dropped … If he clears waivers, I could add him for Kluber or Erasmo? Seems like when Beachy returns, its prob Beachy himself to the pen or Medlen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kluber

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @danny almonte: why not hudson or maholm to the pen. Is it just more Razzballers own Medlen than own Hudson or Maholm? We see way more Medlen fear questions than those other 2.

  156. Ryan741 says:
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    What side of this deal do you prefer: Verlander/Craig/Hanley or Latos/Trout/Zobrist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  157. Ron says:
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    Peavy or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  158. Ron says:
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    Who you got for tonight?

    Rizzo vs. Wilson @ CHC
    or
    Cespedes vs. Liriano @PIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  159. Goose says:
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    Just heard something I thought was interesting, not sure if it’s true or not, but –

    If MLB considers this Colon’s 2nd offense then (unlike 1st time offenders) he cannot continue playing during any appeals process.

    Perhaps this could be part of rationale behind why the A’s brought Gray up …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, but seems doubtful…

    • danny almonte says:
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      @Goose:
      So if Braun gets 100, isn’t that treating him as a 2nd time offender? You’re saying he couldn’t play during appeals process?

      Anxious Braun (and evercab) owner here

      • Goose says:
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        @danny almonte:

        It’d be different in Braun’s case since his 1st offense was overturned.

        I was just reading thru this to find support (yeah, slow work day!)

        http://mlbplayers.mlb.com/pa/pdf/jda.pdf

        See section 8.C.3.:

        “If the Player or Player’s Association grieves the suspension… the Player’s suspension shall be stayed until the Arbitration Panel issues its Award; provided, however, that a Player who previously had a suspension stayed… shall not be entitled to a second stay unless his prior suspension was overturned or rescinded.”

        • letsgobravos says:
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          @Goose: So since Braun’s previous suspension was overturned, he should be good to go for most of the rest of the season if not all of it. What really sucks is I passed on Braun last year because of the lineup issue and hangover from his PED ordeal. This year I take him twice in the first round and of course he not only gets hurt but also has a new PED suspension hanging over him.

  160. dre says:
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    Which side of the trade:
    A) J. Zim and Prince
    B) Shelby Miller and Pedrioa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  161. Pete says:
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    Waiting for the right pickup to drop Lind. Luke Scott worth the swap? H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  162. Jaelen Rosen says:
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    Should I do this trade? Giving up Ryan Zimmerman, for Matt Holliday, or Manny Machado for Holiday? I’m questionable about Matt’s health. Any input is greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These trade’s are fair, depends if you need an OF

  163. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Scherzer Hamels Weaver Lackey Kluber Erasmo Nolasco Janssen Perez Krod Henderson.

    Drop EyoungJR, Adam Lind, Markakis, Mclouth for Adam Eaton. I would drop Lind but he’s my only CI right now.

    Also, add Jason Castro for C and move V mart to CI? Not too many good CI options, such as:
    Mini Donkey, Juan Francisco, Moreland, Chris Johnson ATL,

    • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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      Whats wrong with Lind? I could swoop Luke Scott too.

    • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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      Whats wrong with Lind? I could swoop Luke Scott too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He was hot, now he’s not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland over Lind

  164. Jon says:
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    Guy offered me AGon and Panda for my Goldy? Keep 18 league. I freaking love Goldy but should I be tempted by that at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, hold

  165. anchovies says:
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    hey fellas…great work as always. great post. i Lol’d at the lede.

    anyway, i gotta lose one of each. thinking ROS mostly. Eaton has to be activated off my DL.

    Eaton
    Franklin
    Juan Francisco
    ————-
    Gee
    Cashner
    Nova

    thanks,
    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Francisco… Nova

  166. ROBHALLA says:
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    HOLY SHIT MATT CAIN IS DOGSHIT!!

    DL THIS HUMP ALREADY HIS DICK IS BROKEN

    Thank you.

    Cain sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  167. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    if cargo uses his sore middle finger as an excuse to bow out of the
    home run derby , who do you think they will sub for him ?

    Q2 … who do you want to see , in his place ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        kid gets enough hype .

        hows about …. fat adams !?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d like to see how he does when a pitcher is only throwing him meatballs…

  168. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    So Grey am I advised to hold on EYJR? Could try and add Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  169. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Also, with my pitching staff above, would you trade Domonic Brown for a better SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get for Brown

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. any of hughes, m perez, skaggs, doubront or archer worth owning over cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go on matchups…

  171. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Looks like I cut Wheeler 1 start too soon.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Theodore Donald Kerabatsos: At least you made a decision for yourself. Bazinga.

      • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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        I take full responsibilty for my decisions. I just ask Grey to get a second opinion :)

  172. chillmodious says:
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    Hilarious blurb on rotoworld today.

    Header title: “Gaudin charged with lewdness”

    After noticing that header, how could I not visit his player page to read on….

    “Chad Gaudin was charged with one count of open and gross lewdness after allegedly groping a woman who was on a hospital gurney in Las Vegas.

    Gaudin was arrested by Las Vegas police on January 27, though the rest was not made public until now. The 30-year-old, who was also allegedly intoxicated, had to be held down by hospital security until police arrived. He later told police that he wasn’t sure how he ended up at the hospital.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @chillmodious: Bwahahaha! “I feel like partying, let’s go pick up some injured chicks at the hospital.”

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @chillmodious: ha yeah i read that,ive had some drunk moments,but that takes it

  173. Bobby says:
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    Is Cain hurt or was he pulled for suckiness?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suckiness is my guess

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: What would you do if you owned Cain in a mixed league?

  174. nightpandas says:
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    keeper league:

    the trade that never ends..

    Segura, H Bailey, Choo, Rd 4 pick

    vs

    Puig, Moore, Shields, Rd 2 pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • nightpandas says:
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        @Grey: What if I replaced Segura with Kinsler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why do you want to do this trade? What’s your end goal?

          • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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            @Grey:

            To receive Puig bra

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Segura’s a top 25 player, much better eligibility than Puig

              • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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                He’s replacing Segura with Kinsler. Puig could be top 10 OF next year keeper league.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure, I’d do it with Kinsler

              • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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                He’s replacing Segura with Kinsler. Puig could be top 10 OF next year keeper league.

  175. chisox22 says:
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    12 team roto espn. A mega trade has been offered. Reyes, hamels, bumgardner for matt carpenter, adam jones, mujica, and jordan zimmerman.. what’s your thoughts! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s fair of you need saves and a middle infielder to go with Jones…

    • Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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      @chisox22:

      Carpenter

  176. Jake says:
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    Erasimo or wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  177. TarmanGotHim says:
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    What up Grey?

    Couple things.

    In 4 leagues but different questions for all.

    1) I need more power and I have Parra, I have a flyer for McClouth who was dropped and am dropping Eaton. Fair enough?

    2) same league, I need power like I said, would you drop Parra for Soriano? Soriano seems to be solid again this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Cool 2) Yes

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: Ty sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  178. a1rfann1ng says:
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    box score scouting Kensuke Tanaka while watching the giants mets. looks like he could be tony campana with a job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be, speed not quite that good

  179. Gareth says:
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    That “Old Man Juice” bit had me in stitches. Awesome Post Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  180. costaricanchata says:
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    weather out in san fran looks nice ,
    but here in new england , severe thunderstorm areas
    with some tornado watches .

    as luck would have it ,
    the sawx are on the west coast .
    gawd , i love it when some of them get a good soaking .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Here in New England? Aren’t you Costa Rica bound?

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        came back for the summer to help baby-sit the grand-kids .
        kids are moving into new house in 2 weeks …. very hectic here .
        can’t wait to get back to costa rica , but might be stuck here
        until world series time .
        definitely gone before the snow arrives .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, grandpa’s on babysitting duties… Probably for the best, Costa Rica must get hot in the summer…

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            winter (rainy season) down there now .
            cool seasonal weather .
            hottest month is march .
            between 1pm and 4pm … run for the shade … siesta time .
            burn your azz , otherwise .

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah… You ever see any Sandinistas?

  181. jro says:
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    Trade ells n shark for beltre n beltran
    Or ells for cocoa n Jup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton trade

      • jro says:
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        @Grey: how about sale n ells n seager for his beltrre beltran n stanton . Gotta go for it right. Then ill have six of braun rios beltran stanton Crawford n dunn who fo i drop and do i pick up gee or straily

        My speed will lack and ks go down but have to prepare for braun bio

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

          • jro says:
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            @Grey: drop Crawford dunn or hold off til braun news

            Gee straily kendrick cashner

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold, I guess, but your question isn’t clear

  182. Gareth says:
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    We have had Turrible weather here in Cleveland the last 24 hours. Thunder and Lightning pretty much non stop. The Cats have been very subdued :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No game in the area?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Looks like the sky’s are clearing. The Jays are in town. It should go ahead. Cleveland is a tease in the summer. It gets hot for a few days then has a wet tantrum that cools the place down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He would never

  183. SteveNZ says:
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    Eff that in the effhole. Perez, Joyce AND Rajai sitting tonight.

    • Gareth says:
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      @SteveNZ: Rajai is sitting on his SAGNOF throne tonight, resting the wheels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks with day games already in the books too

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. Joyce not starting against Correia is especially frustrating.

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        @Grey: Yup. Still a chance for a glorious 0/0 1SB night for our lord and stealvior Rajai, though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take it over what EY gave me today

  184. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Does this mean Wheeler is turning the corner in the right direction? AKA drop:

    Nolasco
    Lackey
    Kluber
    Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  185. Grey's Goatee says:
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    Need some saves and I’m loaded at 1B.

    Would you trade:

    Holliday, Hosmer, and Shelby/Samardzija/Shields

    for

    Cespedes and Jansen

    If so, which pitcher would you rather give up? Thanks.

    • Grey's Goatee says:
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      @Grey’s Goatee:

      Should’ve mentioned that I’m mainly trying to buy Cesepedes as I feel he will have a big second half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, with Miller…

  186. J-Lef says:
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    Zobrist for Iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  187. DrEasy says:
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    Drop Moustakas or Ichiro for Swisher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ichiro

  188. MasterofGrond says:
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    Jesus, what the hell is wrong with Matt Cain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously

  189. ferris says:
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    12 team h2h

    eaton (sitting today for pollak yuck) or erasmo ROS

    bats harder to find than arms on wire but in h2h arms in bench spots are more valuable

    looking for monster upside plays as a playoff spot is pretty assured

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo…

  190. goodfold2 says:
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    sal perez now getting off his 2nd day of last 4, yet they’re claiming it’s “routine day off”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barf

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: early in the season he was playing almost as much as molina. In Molina’s case he basically tells matheny to go fuck himself, “I playin”. He’s done this for years, played with back/neck/knee/foot/ankle stuff (watch the man run to first after say june 5th, each year)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  191. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    an opp in a 16 team league is trying to get my perkins. He only has Janssen as closer, i also have Rivera. His other useful players are Rios/Alphonse Soriano/Stanton/Gattis. My catcher slot is very weak and OF is McCutchen/Upton./Choo/Arcia. He’s trying to move me Juan Francisco/Middlebrooks. I don’t think those are really an improvement over my aramis/gyorko/dj lemehieu. Opp has few SP’s but i have a lot. Gattis is about to be back soon, but i’m of course worried about his playing time. Perkins has been the 6th best closer according to our league’s categories. should I
    1. Hold
    2. His gattis/Janssen/Rios for my Choo/Perkins/1 of Porcello/Milone/Carmona/Gee/Eraser/Cole/Hefner/Medlen. Also have Kluber/Peavy/Scherzer/Bailey.
    3. Gattis/Janssen for Perkins/1 of those SP’s
    4. Janssen/Rios for Choo/Perkins
    It’s also possible he only wants Perkins to complete 2 of his own Closers and wouldn’t part with Janssen for (near) anything. That being the case of course there’s no trade, i won’t be leaving myself with 1 closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do 4…Forget Gattis

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so the upgrade from choo to rios is similar to that of janssen to perkins then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  192. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Imagine how cluttered baseball “updates” would be if they sent one of these out for more players “George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have shipped Derek Jeter’s equipment from Tampa to New York.” Don’t they do that every time every player goes to a different town.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  193. TheNewGuy says:
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    Minor for Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up, depends on needs

  194. SteveNZ says:
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    Darvish to the DL with a trapezius strain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks for his owners, can’t say I’m mad

  195. Roy says:
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    Got offered Napoli for doumit and carpenter.
    Carpenter is sitting on my bench most of the time

    • Roy says:
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      @Roy: should I take the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  196. goodfold2 says:
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    1 pickup left for 10 day week with break in the middle, week ending july 21st.
    both you and that site with closer only updates both had warnings about getting bastardo NOW. It was their lead today. Usually i am anywhere from 3 days to multiple weeks ahead of my competition on most things like this due mostly to Razzball. Whether i have room for all of these players or think i have a need at the time is another story (Franklin, nah don’t need a 2b/ss right now, got Rutledge! HAHA. Puig, naw, i needed to pickup 5 Closer spec/streamers that week no pickups left). Same problem again now. which of these is best
    1. drop one of robertson/smyly/carmona (likely useful sun start would be wasted) for Bastardo now
    2. drop zunino for avila/phlegley now
    3. Hold, due to leaving a pickup open in case CarMart gets called up, or Dj lemehieu starts losing at bats while at the same time Gyorko doesn’t come back this weekend (possible) leaving me with no 3rd base at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. For now

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in future i really need to learn to just leave 1 pickup per week open for big time call ups (franklin/puig). My offense would be really good right now if i would’ve had those guys. I was first to Arcia (the first time, but i do have him now),Cingrani the first time, Cole,Ozuna (dropped him quick though),Eraser etc.

  197. Chris says:
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    how many homers you think brown will end with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      36

  198. Jason says:
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    Was just offered Lind for Braun! I need a drink!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  199. Russ says:
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    Are you guys good with this trade

    I get DJ LeMahieu
    He gets Marcell Ozuna

    It’s an NL only league and I have 7 solid OFers and I need SB. I also have Rutledge on my bench…Tulo due back tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  200. bojangles mcgee says:
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    how do you feel about edwin/choo for crush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  201. Jason says:
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    why did i click on the run way model in purple suit ink? what did i think was going to be there? subconsciously did i desire to see a runway model in a purple suit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Jason: bingo

  202. Mike says:
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    Darvish on DL Shelby Miller not pitching for 2 weeks after today. I might be in need of another starter. Who do I scoop up Erasmo, Jose Fernandez, or Nolasco? Who projects to be better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    Sad to be facing Cano this week.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Still, this H2H fantasy week runs until the end of NEXT week so I suppose it’s #stillearly

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is it a tough team you have an extra long week against?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Shouldn’t be. As long as I can get some hitting. Haven’t had much for a while. Losing Braun won’t help though…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Did you trade him or you mean eventually?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Nah – didn’t trade him. Who would give me anything? Even yesterday would have been too late.

              Guess I could still try…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I hear ya…

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: Eh, I just offered him and Phillips for Cano, but I doubt he goes for it.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, Cano’s been great, so I doubt it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy to be owning him

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: And now a steal. Bastard.

  204. dk says:
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    My Waino/J-Z for her Trout? Trout is a $20 keeper next year & $6 more per year after.

    Currently in 1st, but need help in XBH & RBI.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @dk: are you talking about a FBB trade or trading drinks for a piece of ass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  205. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    In the style of Steve, c’mon Nova, win you streaming son of a bitch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looking good

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: Holy Samardjiza! I come back from the Farmers Market and get this burning bag of dog shit all over my team page, WTF SON, you said he was a $13.2 play and instead I got a Yoga start sprinkled with Umbaldo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, miserable start there…

  206. goodfold2 says:
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    WTF Samardzija has been real bad for a few starts in a row.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: same league as i own samarzija lee just got messed up. Opp is playing Ramos too. UGGGG!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

    • Hondo says:
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      @goodfold2:

      Yeah,there really isn’t any choice but to drop him and use streamers.

  207. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Samardzjia looks awful again. Killing my solid ERA and WHIP again this week! As of now…1/3 of an innning, 4 hits, walk, 2 hr, 5 runs given up…ridiculous. Can’t trade him for any value now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, struggling right now, for sure

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Ha, yep…maybe an understatement. Can’t locate at all, looks completely lost.

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: One team ERA just went from 2.90 to 4.24 and in another 2.59 to 4.91…getting real tired of his crap lately.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ouch…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: porcello just went from pretty good to almost having one of his crazy bad innings.

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @goodfold2: Well, I expect that from him…lol. Second week in a row Samardzjia has killed my ratio’s. I expect more out him.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @JoeMorgan’sMustache: i got shark too, in the 10 teamer, not the same league as i have Porcello in. Lee just had his 2nd inning in a row with 2 LEADOFF HOMERS!

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: in both of those leagues i have very real chance of being double swept. I’m in 6th in the 16 teamer, and 1st in the 10, so these teams don’t usually suck.

              • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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                @goodfold2: 16 team h2h I am still in it, but down 7-4 now af this blow up. 14 team league I am getting killed…which is rare since I have a good team and am in 3rd. Just one of those weeks when no one has showed up so far. Makes these starts harder to swallow.

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @JoeMorgan’sMustache: i’m batting really good in the 16 teamer, and just barely losing everything but runs. pitching is terrible but opp’s maholm/ryu has caught him up with my porcello/milone today.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        wow .
        the pitcher-tron had him at $13.2
        ouch … disconnect .

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @costaricanchata: 14 and 16 team leagues..hard to sit him in a league that size, especially with a weekly move limit.

  208. Grey / Smokey (if you are reading)-

    MR question — 6×6, holds league. How do you rank these guys (if all healthy). I can stash 1 and am debating which:

    Sean Marshall – may be back before ASB
    Stephen Pryor – likely back right after ASB
    Charlie Furbush – seems to be settling into the 7th/8th inning guy and his peripherals are nice (last night’s shit show notwithstanding). With Perez possibly being shipped outta town, he could make a nice tandem with Pryor, once he’s back in mix. Don’t think Medina is long for late inning work.
    Shawn Kelley – seems to be getting a few more holds lately. 7th inning seems to be his… K #’s are nice, albeit BB/9 isnt ideal.

    Another suggestion – given any thought to creating a “most likely to be traded” post or tool? With the trade deadline looming and a lot of activity usually happening around ASB.

    A great resource for this and one I read daily is– http://www.mlbtraderumors.com , but was thinking you could do a razzball spin on it. Could be very useful

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Furbush… I don’t read about rumors, because they’re 99% inaccurate…

      • @Grey:

        Ha; ok. Furrybush it is.

        80s flashback – That’s how rumors get started, they’re started by the jealous people and ….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: aren’t a lot of those rumors openly claimed to just be sportswriters fantasy-ing-off while getting paid. Like with that one openly invented rumor by sportswriters for a taveras for profar rumor from a few months ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • @Grey:

            in defense of mlbtraderumors, there is some really good content and coverage over there. Tim Dierkes does a great job with coverage, however, I hear you on fantasy\ fabrication. Still a great site to check around this time of year as they usually nail a lot of the plausible trades and players moving around.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Tim’s great, I just personally don’t read rumor stuff…

          • @Grey:

            in defense of mlbtraderumors, there is some really good content and coverage over there. Tim Dierkes does a great job with coverage, however, I hear you on fantasy\ fabrication. Still a great site to check around this time of year as they usually nail a lot of the plausible trades and players moving around.

  209. AJ says:
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    Looking to possibly trade Hardy ….what 2nd baseman would you target if any? Utley or anyone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: nice..currently my MI is Reyes, Hardy and I just picked up Tanaka for steals and average..crossing fingers, but I’m thinking of getting rid of Hardy for a proven 2nd baseman and turning around and picking up Hechavarria since he’s looking like a stud…Gyorko on the wire too…sounds solid or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

  210. Mike says:
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    Some guy just offered me Lance Lynn or Liriano for Nick Franklin (I have Tulo and Jed Lowrie) I can also drop Franklin and scoop Erasmo instead. Who should i move on Lynn, Liriano, or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lynn

  211. Fenway Fungus says:
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    Samardz rocked again, 5 runs and we are still in the first inning.

    Why do you think we should hold onto this albatross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not the 1st..

      • Fenway Fungus says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: there’s hope then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  212. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Now Cliff Lee has decided to join the suck party with Samardzjia. Yeah, got em both going in my 14 team league….beyond frustrated.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: it’s hard to get both of them in a 14. i have them both, but’s it’s in a 10. Lee’s last 2 starts notwithstanding, he’s still got a 2.87 era. so Cy Young guy pretty much except for lately. Just hope he’s not injured or something.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @goodfold2: Yeah, Lee has been fine this year. Just bad timing, and just frustrated with Sarmadzjia considering how awful he was last time out. He has been rather bad for a month or so now.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @goodfold2: today, he’s also thrown only 12 balls in 76 pitches. Maybe he needs to challenge hitters slightly less. Not that he’s usually homer prone, but today for sure. Wish i had that MLB package could go back and look at it.

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Possibly, but what he does generally works out fairly well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we have Lee too… Crappy start…

  213. letsgobravos says:
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    Damnit…Miller struggling against the Lastros. Just traded him off one team but he’s still on my roster for tonight. Was hoping I’d get one more big game out of him.

  214. paulzone says:
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    which pitcher would you pick up first:

    nolasco, cingrani, chacin, de la rosa…

    Thanks!

    • Fenway Fungus says:
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      @paulzone: cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolasco

  215. costaricanchata says:
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    watching allen craig at the dish .
    like most all batters , he wearing gloves .
    in addition , on his left arm , he has a wrist wrap ,
    a forearm wrap , and an elbow pad .
    nomar would have had a field day with all that shizz .

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      maybe if they made them all play naked ,
      we could get back to 2 hour games .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  216. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Pujols for gio. Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: gio owner countered with pujols/segura/pence for gio/alexiram/beltran. thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Segura side

  217. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Better stash: Bastardo or Gregerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bastardo

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    Are they still waiting for it to rain in Pittsburgh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t follow, is it not raining there but they’re in a delay?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: That’s what happened yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Cano trade rejected. Would you take Puig for Braun?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Craig? Working my way down…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, I’d take him…

  219. costaricanchata says:
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    are there any red sawx fans on here tonight ,
    who might lend credence to my suspicions that
    andrew bailey will re-gain the closer’s role soon after the asb ?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Manager John Farrell said today that Bailey at closer is the plan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And then lose it again soon after that?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wish i would’ve known that before last night when rototimes and yahoo put a note on him concerning that and an opp picked him up. I don’t see why they would kick out Koji, who’s been great.

  220. AJ says:
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    Grey do you see any of these pitchers as sell high hard to refuse candidates? Stras, Anibal, Moore, Latos, Liriano, Garza, Cole(doubt) …Erasmo? Looking to offer along with Hardy for Cano

    • AJ says:
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      @AJ: hmmmm if not pitching what about Hardy and Braun for Cano ehhh??? Or Eaton….hmmmmm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what you’re asking…

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: offer Hardy with one of those pitchers above or Hardy with Braun or Eaton for Cano

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hardy with Braun

          • AJ says:
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            @Grey: thank ya kindly

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  221. c0wfunk says:
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    Just got offered Braun for my giancarlo.. I know your love for Stanton but he’s been such teh suck this year I’m real tempted. What say you greyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a terrible trade

      • c0wfunk says:
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        @Grey: wow terrible.. Got it thnx

  222. listen to the voices says:
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    got offered scherzer/moustakas for e5/corbin. is it a good trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin side, it’s fair-ish

      • listen to the voices says:
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        @Grey: my hitting is ok, i have miggy at 3rd and hosmer at 1st so i can afford to lose edwin. pitching is shaky

  223. SteveNZ says:
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    No, Cecil. Not now. Please.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Eff that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just missed getting a vulture win too…Eff me!

  224. bill says:
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    Got offered Anthony Rendon for Jose Fernandez is my keeper league. I’m pretty deep at pitching should I accept? Also I have D Wright already at 3b, you think Rendon will stay at 2b long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, go for it if you need a 2B

  225. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    Porcello did pretty ok, not great, but not bad. If those hits were more spread out would’ve been great start. Any worries about Janssen’s shoulder?, like earlier in the year, as Delabar is owned in the league i’m about to attempt to trade for Janssen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delabar isn’t fully healthy either

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: so if i trade for Janssen i should be looking at Santos (cecil and delabar owned already). Santos back soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  226. goodfold2 says:
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    F YEAH Beckham homered to counteract that Ramos homer. now only down 2-4 in homers.

  227. dk says:
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    In a deep league where ~200 pitchers are rostered, can you rank these potential pick ups ROS:
    Hefner, Peralta, Delgado, Nova, Martin Perez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova, Hefner

  228. Glendalien says:
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    Gray or duffy in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  229. The Fridge says:
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    Rutledge is available as a free agent. Would you pick him up over Simmons or Brad Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • smegma says:
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      @The Fridge: The Rutledge love ended awhile ago…he’ll likely be sent down as soon as Tulo comes back very soon and Rutledge sat again Monday night.

  230. Eric W says:
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    God if it was friday or saturday night Samardzija’s would be getting dropped by about my 6th beer. Sobriety is clouding my judgement FFFFFFF-him

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Eric W: he does appear to be entrering Dickey territory of being benched for a while though

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: over last 2 starts era has gone from 3.34 to 4.06, whip from 1.2 to 1.29.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Hondo says:
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      @Eric W:

      Go grab a 6 pack and hit the drop button

  231. los locos says:
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    drop hefner, griffin for nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hefner

  232. jason batteiger says:
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    i know cecil’s been looking sort of human lately, but he might be all the way back. Him and Correia throwing away my save chances left and right.

  233. MattH says:
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    I thought maybe you were joking picking up Byrd. Of course you were being serious. I picked him up. Thank-you! I’m slightly depressed about Brett Cecil. He was my fantasy MVP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hear ya on Cecil… Ugh

  234. smegma says:
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    2 questions:

    1. Offer Burnett/Fowler (after he comes off DL tomorrow) for Verlander/Cespedes? Not sure he’ll go for it, but never know with Verlander’s current season. Would you go as high as Bum or Iwakuma with Fowler to do this deal? Trying to upgrade UT spot and buy low on Verlander. My SP is Scherzer/Bum/Burnett/Kluber/Cole/Erasmo (DL Peavy, Beachy) with Santiago/Iwakuma/Grilli working the RP spot.

    2. ROS: Victorino, Ike Davis, Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Victorino, Eaton

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey: would you also go with Bum or Iwakuma with Fowler? Just trying to guage Verlander’s worth is difficult this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Iwakuma is fair

  235. Birdog says:
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    Well, Cain was just dropped in my 12 team mixed league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So there’s that…

  236. Jon says:
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    Any good DL stashes here?

    Alonso, Bourjos, Melky, ARod, Pagan, McCarthy, Hanson, Luebke, Carpenter

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jon: Bourgos is. Melky for average and runs, maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  237. los locos says:
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    if skaggs pitches well tonight is he worth a pick up over nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  238. los locos says:
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    Send Prince Fielder, Det 1B from 1B to TC
    Send Ben Zobrist, TB OF from 2B to TC
    Send James Shields, KC SP from SP to TC
    Send Shelby Miller, StL RP from SP to TC
    Receive Billy Butler, KC 1B from TC to Bench
    Receive Jean Segura, Mil SS from TC to Bench
    Receive CC Sabathia, NYY SP from TC to Bench
    Receive Felix Hernandez, Sea SP from TC to Bench

    what deal do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix

  239. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    WTF, they just yanked Janssen due to an error scored run. It was Kawasaki’s fault. I’m losing a needed save from that garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I got a save for it…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: yeah somebody else in my league picked up delabar yesterday, but i already have robertson/smyly/perkins/rivera. Would i have been better off with delabar or torres (alex) than any of those? One reason MLB network guys said was janssen didn’t seem to want to use his fastball today, but that could’ve been the catcher’s calls.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: either way it’s worrisome when that stuff gets pulled off right in the same 20 minutes i’m about to respond to a trade request with my perkins/choo for his janssen/rios. If delabar wasn’t owned I would just do the trade (try to anyway) and grab delabar and drop smyly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Torres

  240. Hondo says:
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    *click*Eff you 10th round pick Samardzija,Meet Mr.Erasmo.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Hondo: he’s your worst pitcher? I know he’s been bad last 2 starts, but you’d almost have to have a worse pitcher than Samardzija, unless you’re one of those guys who only keeps 5 SP, and are in an 8 team league.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

        Price,JZimm,Strasburg,Verlander and Hamels,so I’d say yeah.

        “He gone”-Hawk Harrelson

        Guy is inconsistent, K/BB count in my league and he plays for the Cubs.

        Whatcha gonna do except wave goodbye?

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          @Hondo:

          12 team H2H,with a bunch of sharp mofos in it.The last place guy is still making moves(not as many as my 152),but I’m in 1st place by 20 games.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Hondo: i was exactly right, you do only have 5 other SP. If you are winning by 20 games, you certainly have the time to hold and bench him, then? Although, by the same logic you are now about to drop him, you should’ve dropped hamels a while ago, right? He’s gotten better again.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: sidenote, with all of those guys you have in 12 team league, this must be a keeper, or you traded for them, or you seriously drafted like 5 or 6 pitchers in the first 10 rounds?

              • Hondo says:
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                @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

                Trades for Stras,Verlander and Price.Drafted Hamels,Jimm and actually Erasmo when it looked like he was going to start.Then I dropped him when he got sent down.Now I picked him back up.

                I traded Matt Harvey for Price the day before Price got DL’ed.I plan ahead for the playoffs,not to lose.Also traded Shelby and Gausman for Verlander.
                i plan on being there in the last week,so I like to trade hot possible inning capped guys for 200 IP guys.

            • Hondo says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

              I picked up Erasmo for tomorrow.If he sucks,I know how to stream.

              • Hondo says:
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                @Hondo:

                Oh,and how many SP’s would you have on a 21 man roster in a 20 cat league,6 isn’t enough?(prepares for next insult)

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  @Hondo: good trades, esp to dodge pitchers being shut down.You never mentioned 20 cats before. I’m guessing you need more total offensive players in a league with that many cats? Maybe. If so that certainly would affect anybody’s ability to have a lot of SPs. (plus short rosters) I wasn’t insulting you at any point, didn’t mean to give off that impression.

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                    @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

                    We’re cool. I picked up Chris Carpenter on a flyer for my 3rd DL spot(also have Morse and the questionable Beachy) after I dropped Eaton so I could pick up Erasmo.My only bench player is JUP.
                    3 closers,2 holds guys ,6 SP’s and 10 batters.
                    Like I said,it’s a smart league where even the 12th place guy is still making moves and I’m up 21.5 games.I’ve got plenty of wiggle room and the only thing I’m worried about is the last week.
                    I even tried to trade Puig and Choo for the slumping Chris Davis today,but the guy got greedy and wanted more.

                    No offense taken.

                    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                      @Hondo: that would’ve been a good trade idea too. It is nice to have extra DL spots if you have small roster size. Sounds like due to holds and saves you do need more roster spots for RP alone. That would also mean your opp’s have to pretty much do that too. So the level of your streamers would be better than an average 12 teamer, as well. If you didn’t have a add limit per week you could really stream a lot and keep a LOT of closers/set up guys. Or just do the solid SP idea like you have.

  241. Hondo says:
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    The thing that sucks is I had to drop Eaton in order to pick up Ramirez because he was sitting in a DL spot

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, Cashner – you’re at home, remember?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Might as well put it on a fucking tee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be worse… See Samardzija

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey:

        Looked on my roster,can’t see him there anymore.Welcome aboard Erasmo,don’t let me down.

  243. goodfold2 says:
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    i actually was coming back in era due to opponent having maholm go today, but trusted both SON and how good Milone’s last start was. Still almost benched him. I was already losing era/whip losses by pretty good margins. Would be within .3 era if i had benched him.

  244. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Was offered Prado for Samardzjia…16 team, h2h. Prado has looked better lately, and I could use the solid bat. Yahoo league so he has all that crazy eligibility. Thoughts?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Eh…can do better. No great utility players on the waiver, probably, but also no pitchers of Samardzija’s ability.