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Fredo is a disgrace.  That’s Fredo Gonzalez.  He’s running around yapping his mouth about my fantasy team’s business, saying Alex Wood can go to the bullpen and Gavin Floyd can stay in the rotation.  Why don’t you defend Moe Green while you’re at it, Fredo?  I’m sorry, I’m about to have an aneurysm.  Fredo said he doesn’t want to go to a six-man rotation, saying, “(Floyd) is one guy that would not go to the bullpen… We all know how the bullpen thing is.  You get up.  You get down.  You go in.  You got to warm up in 15 (pitches), and I don’t want to do that to (Floyd).”  No, instead you’ll do it to one of your best, young arms.  Jonny Venters just asked an elderly man behind him in line at the bank to sign his check for him because he can’t lift his arm!  I know it was you, Fredo.  You broke my heart.  You broke my heart!  Well, I haven’t heard anything official yet, but it sounds like Wood is headed to the bullpen so Floyd can start.  Super.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Minor – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Move him to the bullpen!  No, for serious, is this an option?  As John Bobbitt probably said, please, not my Wood!

Peter Bourjos – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  “Did someone say the season started?”  Bourjos was overheard saying that yesterday.  He’s not nearly as bad as he’s seemed in the past month, so this might be the sign he’s coming out of it.  I grabbed him in one 15-team league and would start to look at him elsewhere.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs.  Is this the first time I’ve talked about him this year?  I wonder what we’d think of Holliday’s value if there was no Coors in his past.  *wavy lines*  “Hey, why is there Hollandaise sauce in my beer mug?  I wanted a Coors.  Wait, this dream sequence is all wrong.” *wavy lines*

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Krazy Braves.  He could’ve spotted them five runs and it wouldn’t have been close, unless the bullpen gave up a few runs then– Well, you get the drift.

Matt Wieters – After going to Dr. James Andrews, it was found Wieters doesn’t need surgery.  Wow, could the good doctor actually have all the Ferraris and Lamborghinis he needs?  Is the pool deck completed with gold leaf trim?  Did he finish paying child support on his 17 illegitimate kids?  I don’t know, but this is good news.  Wieters is just dealing with soreness from an old college injury when he was a pitcher.  So, I was right, just stop throwing curveballs to 2nd base.  Or just friggin’ DH him.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4 and two homers.  Okay, God, I get why you couldn’t magically make my Cougar’s breasts larger, but thank you for answering my prayers on Jones.  Now, as for Prince Fielder

Colby Lewis – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Seriously, you want no part of the Rockies right now, home or away.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and upped his hitting streak to 27 games.  As Mr. Feeny told Ben Savage, “If you let people’s perception of you dictate your behavior, you will never grow as a person.”  Society said, Arenado, you are a corner man, but you’ve proven wrong, old chap.  You’ve proven them wrong!

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  When Tulo and CarGo are going good at the same time, it’s an embarrassment of riches like when you ask Rich Hall what he’s been doing since Sniglets.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 8th steal.  He is standing five inches from every fantasy owner’s ear and screaming, “You will know my name!”

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-2, 1 RBI as he was activated.  We now go to Bill in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department for this very important message.  Bill says, “Get him in your lineup!”

Stephen Strasburg – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks with all the runs coming in the first inning.  He has a .915 OPS allowed in the 1st inning this year with 3 of 4 homers allowed coming then.  In his career, his first inning ERA is 3.95 and the worst of any inning.  Light bulb!  Have Soriano start the game and then Strasburg comes in for the 2nd inning.

Carl Crawford – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting near .350 in the last week, which is the first nice thing I can say about him all year, and, trust me, I own him, so I wish there was more.

Dee Gordon – 1-for-4 as he stole his 20th base.  He’s on pace for 100+ steals.  Billy Hamilton who?!  He’s a Reds outfielder with speed.  Random Italicized Voice, I was being facetious.  Facetious Rashad?

Yan Gomes – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Guess I shouldn’t have dropped him for Wilson Ramos.  I’m laughing hysterically on the inside.

Danny Salazar – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yes, it was against the Twins, but there was only one walk and he made it into the 7th inning on only 90 pitches.  Huge…capped again for emphasis…HUGE step forward.  His next start vs. the Blue Jays will be a test, but he’s finally headed in the right direction.

Cliff Lee – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Mark Buehrle 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  In Toronto yesterday, it was Take Your Much Superior Fantasy Starter To School Day and Buehrle took Cliff Lee.

Brett Lawrie – Still out of the lineup after The Flashlight Incident.  Sounds like a case for Encyclopedia Brown.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Hmm, maybe his wrist is feeling better.  Still worried — I’m just a worrywart! — and he has four homers; the same as Juan Francisco (who homered yesterday), so I wouldn’t say we’re out of the woods yet.

Tim Lincecum – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.55.  About three years ago, it became public knowledge that he smokes a bong or two.  Around the same time, he seemed to forget how to pitch.  I’m pretty sure I know what Nancy Reagan would say about this.

Gerrit Cole – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The only Giant to really hit him was Brandon Belt (2-for-4, 3 RBIs, 9th homer), which brings up a good point — why did you keep pitching to Belt?!

Ike Davis – 3-for-4, hitting .237.  That’s like .400 for him.  He’s gonna win a Silver Slugger this year for players with the name Ike Davis.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA is at 3.40.  Leake’s rocking solid control (1.79 BB/9), which is good so you don’t get anything on the toilet seat, but his K-rate is blehring (5.19 K/9).  Looks Henderson Alvarez-esque, or maybe that’s Alvarezque.  By the by, you know that cliche about never putting the seat down for your lady boarder?  Why do guys even lift the seat?  You can’t get it in a 16-inch wide hole?

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks.  That line is the definition of a streamer in most shallow mixed leagues.  Cust kayin’.

Coco Crisp – After jumping into the right-center wall to make a catch, Coco left feeling askew.  Don’t go right of center if you can’t handle it, Crisp.  He’s reportedly day-to-day, but it looked like a few days-to-five days-type thing.  In his stead, Craig Gentry, who sounds like he could ride himself a steed.  Gentry has nice speed — SAGNOF! — and should be leading off for a few days.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Pomeranz was likely a spot start.  Though usually a Pomeranz isn’t a Spot but more of a Fluffy.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 2nd day in a row with a homer.  I usually only point out when a guy has a big game, but 2-for-7 kinda typifies what the Mariners and A’s offenses did yesterday in their doubleheader.

Ryan Cook – Headed for an MRI on his strained forearm.  That means much to the chagrin of Cook, his arm is, well, done.

Jim Johnson – Got the clean save and he’s the closer again, until he’s not, which could be tomorrow or a year from now.  Obviously you have to own him for that sweet, sweet SAGNOF!

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Where was that for the first month when you were in the rotation?  Since Maurer is accomplishing the rare feat of having a 6.92 K-rate and a 6.92 ERA, there’s a chance Erasmo sticks in the rotation.  He’s not advisable yet in all leagues, but he could get there real fast.

Felix Hernandez – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 14 baserunners, 0 Ks.  Wow, usually the A’s roll over for F-Her.

Corey Hart – 1-for-4 and a slam & legs in the first game of the doubleheader.  Ernie Banks would be so proud!

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Uh-oh, El Zunino is blowing through!  Man your umbrellas and batten your slickers!  Yes, that just sounded like something from A Chorus Line.

Gordon Beckham – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I’m sure it won’t last, but, yes, we have ourselves a hot schmotato.

Travis Wood – 4 IP, 8 ER.  The Regression Fairies can get married legally in five states, they say they’re going for cocktails with a sly grin and they will rip your heart out when you’re not looking.

Rick Porcello – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.49, but his xFIP is 3.17, which makes his 6.3 K/9 a bit more digestible.  I’m still holding out hope that he tops his 7+ K-rate from last year, and doesn’t undercut it.  Mr. Brightside says he’s doing just fine.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  In this game, he took deep Peacock, which reminded Miggy of the time he drank a whole bottle of whiskey at Lollapalooza and decided to go to the bathroom while the Spin Doctors were playing.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Which is same number of homers as Prince Fielder, Alex Gordon and Adam Jones combined.  Lowercase yay.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Marlins.  Member how I said the other day that it seems like the Twins, while having a nice first month, are resorting to being a weak hitting team as they seemed all along?  Well, it’s irrelevant if you remember cause I just repeated the whole thing.  Any the hoo!  I think the same thing is going on with the Marlins.  It once again looks like the luggage tags on their bats were meant for Miami International, but now they are just MIA.

Tom Koehler – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 1.99.  The Marlin pitchers are all sexy, sexy, hump, hump.  In the past, I talked about how I would grab Koehler and I like his velocity, though it hasn’t translated to a great K-rate.  And that’s me kinda paraphrasing me!  Obviously, you can’t outright own a guy with a K-rate under 6 in most mixed leagues, so he’s a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, but, then again, it didn’t like yesterday’s either.  Things that make you go hmm…

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Au Shucks!  I wonder if I could trade Prince Fielder and Alex Gordon for Goldschmidt.  I’ll throw in a personalized poem like you’d find as a giveaway on a lame Kickstarter campaign.  I don’t want your poem, and I certainly don’t want to help pay for your new album, Tony Lucca!

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-5, hitting near .300 in the last week with one steal.  Wow, when I started typing that sentence I thought I was gonna get excited.  What’s the opposite of boing?

Eric Chavez – 3-for-4 and his 1st steal.  That could very well be his first steal ever, says the world’s laziest employee of Elias Sports Bureau.

Bronson Arroyo – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.89.  Ironically, that’s also the course number for Why A Pitcher’s Velocity Matters at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston.

Hector Santiago – 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER and four unearned runs as he gave up a homer to Derek Jeter.  I wonder if Santiago gets a gift basket.  Soothe that ERA burn with expensive cocoa butter.

Ryan Braun – Will take batting practice and could return when first eligible on May 13th.  I hope his bubbie lays out a nice Ed Hardy shirt for him for his big day.

Wily Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (0 BBs), 3 Ks.  Wily P. keeps his control hand strong, but maybe a walk here and there rather than throw the ball down the middle of the plate?  Signed, Fantasy Master Lothario (Please don’t abbreviate).

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  He’s rocking the faux-slam box score.  He’s doing great this year except for HR/SB.  The perfect 5×5 player is Erin Hozier.

Alcides Escobar – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th steal in the past three games.  Somebody’s aiming for their career-high of 35 steals.  Maybe he’ll knock down the Crooked I with the 40.

Norichika Aoki – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 4th steal.  I’m patiently waiting like 50 Cent for Aoki to add some charms to his stat-line bracelet.

James Shields – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks in Petco.  Shields feels like the absolute safest pitcher in a favorable matchup, doesn’t he?  I mean, you can see him getting hit by the Red Sox, but he doesn’t flake out like some guys in a favorable matchup.

Andrew Cashner – 4 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I saw the game was 8-0 for the Royals and I had a bad case of Ticker Shock.

Alex Torres – 1 IP, 0 ER.  Alex Torres wins the award for the MLB player name that could be a hot 90’s female MTV VJ.  Who was hotter — Daisy Fuentes or Alex Torres?  Hard to say.

From Around The Web

  1. Booty says:
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    first first

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Booty: and with yr second word you’re the second first as well.

  2. TheShakeSteakBakerRapist says:
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    I kinda like Duffy at SEA tomorrow. Am i crazy?

    • Hawk says:
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      @TheShakeSteakBakerRapist:

      Kinda. yeah. And not the good “Doc Brown in Back to the Future” crazy. More like the “Winona Ryder arrested for shoplifting” kinda crazy.

    • BTD says:
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      @TheShakeSteakBakerRapist: I’m streaming him in a 16-teamer… Not sure I have your cajones for a 12-team league.

  3. Picard56 says:
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    Reports of Edwin’s demise are greatly exaggerated my friend… Its Fielder that is great concern to me. He’s not just bad this year, but bad since last May 2013 and beyond. He’s hitting groundballs at a Hosmer-esque pace. At least hosmer sprinkles in some line drives.

    I am cutting bait on Fielder, trade him for Donaldson or I can get someone better?

    cue The End by the Doors as an analogy for Fielder’s career…..

  4. Zeke says:
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    Just got a deal done 5 minutes ago. My kinsler/jennings/a.wood/aybar for madbum/everth/carpenter/gee. How do you think I did?

  5. Mike says:
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    Drop Nolasco, Colon, or Arrieta for Pomeranz in 14 team points league? Could Pomeranz replace Milone in the A’s rotation?

  6. frankgrimes says:
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    sniglets ha!

      • McGaffer12 says:
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        Sniglets!!!!!

        I still remember the sniglet name for a green potato chip- a “charp” Genious!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  7. whodat says:
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    Prado or Neil Walker for the rest of the season?

      • Men-in-Cleats says:
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        @Grey:

        Am I just terribly shitty at MI if I’m desperately wishing I had either one of these guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly

  8. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    chen vs HOU
    mejia vs PHI
    roberto @NYM
    for friday, pick one.

  9. goodfold2 says:
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    why not have harangatang go to bullpen. i’m sure they won’t be liking life after another 3-8 more of his starts.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @goodfold2: they need wood as the long man to bail out all of their marginal starters…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Yescheese: you may be right about him being more useful if they use him say 3 times a week in 1-2 inning bursts.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: remember i say that also assuming that harang should even be on a pitching staff (which clearly ATL does)

  10. Giant Gigantes says:
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    With 1 add left for the week, do I use it on Rasmus for the short day or save for a possible SP stream over the weekend?
    Hitting and pitching is close but I do have more SP the rest of the way

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: Can’t go wrong with Rasmus on a short day!

  11. tjw4404 says:
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    Need some OF help. Thought about offering Pujols and Harper for Trout. Thoughts?

  12. Jack says:
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    Hey Grey, great read as always! Anyways I have a few questions
    1. Should I drop Trevor Bauer for Floyd or someone with a good matchup this weekend like Miguel Gonzalez?
    2. Who do you like better ROS, Aoki or Austin Jackson?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: 1. Sure 2. Jackson

  13. costaricanchata says:
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    i see that Mr. Math has returned .
    cespedes :
    game one … 1 for 5
    game two … 1 for 2
    total ……….. 2 for 7

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @costaricanchata: lol….7 rhymes with his 11 though kinda, hes got that going for him…hahaha

  14. Tarman Got Him says:
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    I think you’re wrong about the Marlins, but hey, we are all entitled to our own opinions.

    (Actual Fish Fan)

    Hahaha. Being realistic too. They have a ton of potential.

    Nice write up.

    I have a Polanco question. When do you, Grey, think he will get called up?

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Tarman Got Him:

      marlins … 1st place in n.l. east
      despite worst road record of all major league teams .

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: He’s a month or so away, unless someone in the platoon gets injured

  15. Leifer maddness says:
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    can juan fransisco keep this up??? what do you think happens to him when lind returns? was thinking about grabbing him and droping xander for my ci spot, need more power!!!, is that a stupid or crazy move??? thanks for the help!!!

    • j-rok says:
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      @Leifer maddness: i grabbed him too …pablo sandoval is eating shat i i’ve had enough

      • Robby D says:
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        @j-rok:
        But, But, he was in the best shape of his life and felt better than he ever has coming into Spring. I thought that meant he would have a breakout year???

        HAHAHAHAHA

  16. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    on may 4th , i asked :
    who to drop , from my dynasty team
    lewis /simon/roark ?
    because i needed a catcher for my dynasty team
    until rosario returns .
    you said … simon , but i had already dropped lewis (yay me !)
    on may 6th , i dropped simon for pomeranz’ spot start (again , yay me !!)
    however , castillo has gone 0 – 11 since i picked him up (not so yay) ,
    but , simon still has to face the rockies on saturday , giving me a
    pretty good chance for the rare “double poison pill” .
    which proves two things :
    1) we can both be right , as long long as we don’t agree
    and
    2) the kiwi is the wildcard .

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I don’t think I’m quite as wild as you guys think I am.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t even realize how wild you are!

  17. Poop says:
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    H2h 12 man league, I had a trade offer out when i heard wieters might be getting the freeze, forgot to cancel it and now its pending..my wieters/josh hamilton/eovaldi for his minor/rosario. How screwed am I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poop: Sounds okay

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Poop:

      real screwed .
      on a scale of 1-10 ,
      12 plus .

  18. Dan says:
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    Would you trade Chavez or kuroda to get Rodney? In need of saves with Holland and janssen. Currently chasing around the wire with Allen and Gregerson.

  19. JWray says:
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    Drop Espinoza to activate Ramos..?? I have Perez already. Should I keep Ramos and will he produce better than Espinoza who I barely start anyway or drop both for someone like Ozuna or Springer..?? Thoughts….?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @JWray: Drop Ramos, no need for two catchers

  20. Benny says:
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    Do you think Prince has just been unlucky? Or has his career started a swift downhill trajectory? His bigness never really lended itself to a long career but I figured he’d have about 2 more seasons before we saw this kind of drop.

    • Bi-Felicia says:
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      @Benny: I think he’s a fat slob…Yes I own him :-) He needs to lay off the vegan crap and eat a bacon cheeseburger! That’s his problem….

      • Ty Wiggington says:
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        @Bi-Felicia: he’s not actually vegan. He’s just a fat slob.

        • Bi-Felicia says:
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          Imagining him as a fat vegan makes me feel better about drafting him…..Then punching him in his clown.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

      • John says:
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        @Bi-Felicia: He hasn’t been a vegan for years, and if I remember correctly he said he did it for a girl and it only lasted a few months.

        Then again, its way more fun to call him a “fat vegan” while you’re cursing his stats.

        • Principal Blackman says:
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          @John: He did it for his wife, who was stepping out on him with Avi Garcia.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Principal Blackman: hey blackman, was that ever confirmed, and if so, is that why they traded him?

            • Principal Blackman says:
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              @goodfold2: I have no idea if that was ever confirmed, but if it is true, it seems like a very plausible explanation for why they would trade him.

  21. Tim Shand says:
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    David Price for David Wright, OBP league. Who wins?

  22. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Let’s take Fredo fishing.

    Hector Santiago can come too.

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      Fredo, Matt Williams, and Robin Ventura…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I like that idea

  23. Wake Up or Grey who do you think will return to fantasy relevance if at all? Brad Miller or Jed Gyorko. I’m doing well in my league but second base in Middle Infield is my weakest link. I also have Infante doing time on my roster. Do I hold tight since the rest of my team is raking. Or let the birds fly and if they return it was meant to be.

      • @Malicious phenom: thanks Malicious Phenom. I might just hold tight on to both. Other thoughts Beltran was just cut and I have the number one waiver. My outfield roster consists of L.Martin, Rios, Werth, Bautista, and I have A.Eaton on the DL. I would hate to see Beltran go to someone else. Any thoughts

          • @Malicious Phenom: right now Miller or Gyorko. Axford in the pitching side. I have Jim Johnson and Grant Balfor and it’s a league with Blown Saves as a categorie so I never try to hard to accommodate relievers. H2H categorie league

            • @Dnut eastwood: come to think of it I do have Middlebrooks. Who would you do for Beltran Brad Miller, Middlebrooks, or Axford. I hate Middlebrooks for leg whipping Craig in the Fall classic lol. Totally intentional

    • NewLeaf says:
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      @Dnut eastwood: neither was a favorite of mine coming into the season, so I’d definetly cut bait. Gyorko only really helped in homers last year, and he was going to be a batting average liability with his counting stats being a risky bet based on that lineup. Maybe you can find a believer and recoup .50 on the dollar.

      • @NewLeaf: thanks fellows. Does anyone have faith In Middlebrooks. Seams to me as if it’s the same old song and dance from last year, 2012 was so long ago.

  24. Strolg says:
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    There is one way to make the Coug’s breasts bigger…

    • de nachos says:
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      @Strolg: yup. feed her lots of KFC. But then the bigger boobs come with cankles and neck-furters.

      • Ra'zball Al Ghul says:
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        @de nachos: ewww

      • Cram It says:
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        @de nachos: Neckfurter! I’ve never heard that one.

        • de nachos says:
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          @Cram It: hat tip: Austin Stories, MTV, 1997.

  25. Yescheese says:
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    That Krispie Young hot streak sure ended as a cold rotten schmotato… Guess I gotta go back to the Ike Davis well!

    I’m bobbing for hot schmotatos!

  26. Great lede, per the usual.

    12 team, 5×5, H2H:

    ROS for back end UTIL how would you rank:

    Yellich
    Aoki
    Calhoun
    Springer
    Villar
    Al Escobar

    The ROS machine loves Aoki far more than the other OFs, but a value human opinion too. Thanks!

  27. Lemmingness says:
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    10 team redraft points league. Is it worth keeping Wood around for when a rotation spot opens up (due to suckitude or injury or whatnot), or is it time to jettison him? Don’t want to be a d*ck, but maybe I can trade him before news becomes official…

  28. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Seriously on Wood? WTF.

  29. Philsfan76 says:
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    Holy Moly, Grey. A Sniglets reference in a fantasy baseball recap blog. *tip’s cap*

    well played, sir.

  30. de nachos says:
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    Ha excellent write up. I love the regression fairies, and it means we’ve played enough baseball to even HAVE regression.

    Favorite sniglet – actually not favorite, only one I remember – Acceloyellow when you instinctively haul arse through the yellow traffic light. I have the feeling that if I every rewatched episodes of Not Necessarily the News it would be shockingly devoid of the humor I remember. Kinda like when I stumble onto old Dice Clay bits. Which is also why I am afraid to ever again see Johnny Dangerously, Top Secret, and Cannonball Run. I don’t need all my childhood comedy memories destroyed.

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @de nachos: The outtakes that ran during the credits of Cannonball Run was better than the movie itself. “These bleeds”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @de nachos: Ha, I hear ya, I’m the same way… Don’t watch them now…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: three completly different comedies. You are safe

  31. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Sniglets….hahaha – one always stuck with me that I heard as a kid –

    His sniglet for “those little tiny pancakes that form around the one big pancake – Jemimites.”

    Now I have to google Rich Hall to see what he HAS been doing. Don’t tell me he’s like some billionaire real estate mogul.

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I just did, looks as if he spends the majority of his time in the UK where he is probably a bigger celebrity there than here now.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Lville Jim: Yeah – I saw that too. Strange development. He still looks great though. Went to youtube and found a couple vids. Still pretty funny idea. I also thought he did that on SNL. COMPLETELY FORGOT about Not Necessarily the News. Now I remember how much I loved that show. Now, if only That’s Incredible and Real People were still on tv today too. Though both shows would probably be more people singing and being told how real and incredible their singing is.

  32. AP says:
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    May Grey…..should I still be in a hold pattern on Joe Smith? I really only have room for either him or Frieri, but I’m not excited about either of them. Maybe cut bait on the whole situation and just pick up a starter? Little help?

    • @AP: I hate closers, punt saves, tell me what SP’s are out there? Ernesto is the one to keep for now…

      • Bi-Felicia says:
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        Why would you punt saves purposely? Makes zero sense.”Ill just give up 12 rotisserie pts or 1 cat”. Whatever…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Frieri

  33. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Any day now I’m hopeful Gordon and DomBrown will come out of their slump so I can arise from last place…..yep…any day now. Also, really encouraged to see Cuddyer doing some “light running” for his strained hamstring. Odd that Ramos broke, surgically repaired and rehabbed his hand quicker than Cudds can come back from a light hamstring pull.

  34. Jayone says:
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    Tulo, and Stanton for Miguel Cabrera, and Cutch?

  35. Awesome Auger says:
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    I think God mixed up your prayers and made Prince Fielder’s breasts larger

  36. I think we are seeing the worst group of managers in baseball history.

    So many guys that have zero clue of how to manage a Pro baseball team..

  37. Mike says:
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    Should I have any sellers remorse for dropping Aramis Ramirez for Eduardo Escobar? Im in a 10 team hth and have made some decent waiver wire pick ups…Erick Aybar, CJ Cron, Drew Stubbs, and Derrick Norris. Some tool box dropped Springer so I jumped on him as well. Also, should I hold onto Khris Davis. THIS GUY IS KILLING ME!

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Mike: I don’t think dropping Springer in a shallow 10 is all that bad…I already dropped Davis in all my 10 teamers…You should be able to do better than him. Good luck.

  38. Phil says:
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    Cespedes was 2 for 7 with a walk yesterday. I don’t want my yo-yo shortchanged is all.

    Quick question. 16 team H2H OBP league. Rank these catchers ROS. Grandal, Ramos, Pinto.

    thanks grey

  39. SallyCips says:
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    I was thinking about selling Hamels, who I gave up alot for (Victorino, Salty, Santos, though when the former was DLd, the middle meh, and the latter a closer), for something like Eovaldi/Villar (need a SS, current: Rollins/Miller). Too soon?

  40. Wilsonian says:
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    First I try to trade Fielder for a half eaten bag of Cheetos and get turned down. Now you’re telling me my beloved Alex Wood (and 3rd best SP on my team) is going to the bullpen for 2 middle aged pitchers who haven’t been good for 3+ years?? The fantasy gods are not pleased with me.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Wilsonian: and don’t forget that goes with all your DL’d players also…hahaha

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Greyismyhero: haha…that’s no shizz. Add that to Davis, Trumbo, and Rosario Dawson on the DL. That’s like 115 homeruns on the DL for me. SWEET!!!

  41. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    Waiting to pounce if Wood gets dropped in either of my leagues. I continue my season long pathology with kamaschmotra by picking up Aviles and Brandon Hicks in my 14 tm h2h weekly cat OBP total bases QS 4start min 7 start max league. If it were roto my team is last in total bases/ribbies but 1st in OBP/R/SB, last in QS and mid pack in ERA/WHIP but first in K and Saves despite last in innings, formula for real life 1st place team! Only a game out!

    Do you think Scooter Gennett can continue being last years Matt Carpenter? Can’t really play him over healtby Rendon/Gyrko in NFBC nor trade. Be nice if he gets 10 games in OF :).

  42. Alex Wood:
    w l IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
    2 0 45.0 44 15 9 44 3.00 1.18

    Fredo is nuts, how do you put this kid in the bullpen, after what he is done so far??

    Harangatang or Gavin, not to ever be confused with Glavine, should throw out of the pen, ANY body can pitch out of the bullpen, NOT just anybody can put up Alex Wood numbers…

    • Eddie says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Just to be fair here, Harang HAS had better numbers… if you wanna talk about the season so far…

      Just stating facts.

      • @Eddie: We all know that won’t last except for Fredo, Here is Fredo’s chance to get Harang out of there NOW, before he undoes all the good he did. Wood is the BETTER SP long term..

    • Mickey says:
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      “Don’t you see? There was something in it for me”

    • Militant Vegans says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: BTW, Wood gets no run support.

  43. ManuteBologna says:
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    I’ve been with you on the Jesse Chavez roller coaster, every time I’ve started him he’s blown up. I was even able to sneak in a 8 ER explosion from Martin Perez on the same ride last week in Oakland

    So tonight my gut tells me to sit AJ Burnett …… does that mean I should start him?

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @ManuteBologna: I was going to ask this question too — SoN hates him tonight, but he’s been pitching so well that my gut tells me to start him. The good news is that one of our guts is right. Now we just need Grey to tell us which one…

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @ManuteBologna: That shizz only works for George Costanza.

  44. Shifty says:
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    Would you pull the trigger on getting Jose Abreu for James Shields and Lance Lynn?

    It’s a 6X6 league with OBP instead of average and the rest of my staff is Bumgarner, Wacha, Ventura, Archer, Richards and Peralta (those last 3 don’t inspire a ton of confidence).. Also have Latos/Taijuan in the DL slots.

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Shifty: sry but I have to disagree with Jay man..I would do that deal fast. Abreu is showing no signs of slowing down and just may hit close to 50 this year IMO. Bats over pitching anyday.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Shifty: I definitely concur with Greyismyhero. I’d jump on that the second I could and stream the crap out of some SPs if I could. Abreu all day.

  45. Greyismyhero says:
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    Grey you the man, you the man…you already know that though but hey….check it!!! That benching trick WORKS!!!! I can’t remember what razz poster lives by it but I picked Rasmus up in my leagues and benched Adam MF Jones last night!!! Hell to the yeah!!!, he rewarded my bench with 2 freaging dingers!!! Same thing happened earlier in the year when I benched Will MF Myers!!!

    So I say as Razzball nation we collectively BENCH MF FIELDER!!!!! I’m in are you?

    You feel me?

    SMOKE THE GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Greyismyhero: I’m benching him since I was unsuccessful in dealing him for the aforementioned half eaten bag of Cheetos.

  46. Ray says:
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    Wil Myers and Homer Bailey for Gerrit Cole and Ian Desmond?

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Ray: Myers side.

  47. Wacha Wacha says:
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    How would you order these SP for the rest of the season?
    Eovaldi, Gee, Liriano, Perez, Kluber

  48. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Gonna stream Masterson today… that means he’s gonna suck right?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: i’m not just saying this since he’s done great through 5, but if you weren’t gonna play him today, why own hmi at all?

        • Beardcrabs says:
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          @goodfold2: *stream being the key word…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Beardcrabs: that’s even worse, if you pick someone up just to stream and THEN not use it.

  49. mornin’ Grey. Thanks for another enjoyable writeup.

    What’s your take on Billy Butler over the rest of the season? Will he become productive again?

    Someone in my 14-team redraft roto league dropped him. I’ve got Rizzo at 1B and am fine with him but wondering if I should have a backup 1B and for UTIL. To do so I’d have to drop a pitcher, so Bauer (who is taking up a roster spot) or a closer about to lose his job (Cecil or Broxton). Should I make a waiver claim?

    And if I miss my waiver claim who is the best MI to target when Cecil or Broxton lose their job? This isn’t a holds league, so I’m only interested in ratio help, and saves plus a vulture win or two. Available options are Cody Allen, Joe Smith, Shaw, Bastardo, and Bass? Or with those choices am I better off using that spot to steam a bat or pitcher or using it for a pure ratio MI like Machi?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Butler’s a 20-HR guy, that’s like 3 homers a month on average… It’s not great…. It’s MR, not MI, Allen

  50. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I need a dh . My dl is full I got Chapman dead on my roster already. Mauer and Crisp are my dh’s. Is it worth dropping Crisp for Hart. It looks like Hart is starting wake up. Should I drop Crisp for Hart. Its an OBP league. The best other options are Pinto, Chisenhall, Joyce,Dejesus, and Ibanez . Also I almost lost lost it last night reading that Gavin effing Floyd crap.

    • @Toe Knee Arm Ass:It might be wishful thinking to say Hart is waking up … I like him as a deep-league DH and he had a nice game last night. But he’s hitting something like .161 in the last week and has had one multiple-hit game in the last ten games. He also doesn’t have a clear RHP-LHP split — he’s pretty bad against both so far.

      Those are pretty miserable choices. What about Juan Francisco? He seems like the kind of hitter who’d be in a league like that one. If not, DeJesus is the best of that bunch in a moment, and keep an eye on Hart to make the switch if he really does start to wake up.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Enrique: I saw ribs in 4 straight, I guess it was hopeful than anything. Jaun Francisco is 1b/3b. This a shallow money league with h2h each cat. Production is key. This is the 6th yr The injuries are killing me . I hate ros, Joe madden players you never know whos playing or where they’re batting . Thanks for the reply. maybe ill have a shot of jose c. b4 to make the add easier.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass:

          nice user name .
          old school .

  51. Andrew D says:
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    New name for Tom Koehler – Tommy Toilets!

    Kohler like the brand name of the toilet I just did business in.

    No? Ok

    • 2qbn says:
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      @Andrew D: The team nickname for Koehler is The Big Salad. It’s due to his hair. He has approved it as well.

  52. Phil says:
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    Pick up Arrieta or Pomeranz ?

  53. J-Money says:
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    Grey,

    Gennett or Wong ROS? 12 team OPS MI spot, drafted Wong initially…

    Thanks

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @J-Money: Just this season? Take the guy that is currently in the majors and hitting.

      • J-Money says:
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        @Principal Blackman: Perhaps, but Wong is hitting in AAA to the tune of .330 with a home run and two doubles in 9 games while Mark Ellis is floundering. Word is he’s likely to get the call soon, and depending where he hits in the lineup, and assuming he doesn’t platoon, its fair to ask for a ROS projection over a player who is decent but limits the counting stats.

  54. Scooter G says:
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    Hola Grey! 10 team categories league which side do you like better?

    A gets Hosmer and Tehrehan
    B gets I Desmond and MadBum

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @Scooter G: I like the Hosmer side, which is weird because I think MadBum is the best player in the deal, but unlike many (most?), I believe that Desmond is done-zo.

  55. 2qbn says:
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    Rest of the way:

    Salty
    W. Ramos
    S. Perez

    Gracias

    • Principal Blackman says:
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      @2qbn: I think that if you flip that order around, you are there.

  56. Lville Jim says:
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    You know somewhere Rich Hall has to be thinking it’s bullshit I didn’t get jack squat for Sniglets but Jeff Foxworthy makes a mint off of “You might be a redneck if”.

  57. Oppo Taco says:
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    Sitting in third place in our 12 team keeper but my whip and era are god awful. I have a few possible trades listed below, if you could rank your preferred trade (maybe rank 2) that would be great! Heyward is killing me, I love the idea of him in a keeper but he hasn’t shown much of anything. We keep 8 at end of season with no costs attached. Here’s the roster
    C y Molina
    1b au shizz
    2b hill
    SS – segura
    3b – Frazier
    Of – cutch jup Bautista
    Util rizzo Vmart
    Bench – heyward, gyorko, polanco
    SP – MadBum, cole, iwakuma, masterson, Salazar, Chavez, peralta, stroman
    rp – reed Hawkins (Janssen on dl)

    Trades : give heyward get fister
    Give Vmart get samardizja
    Give heyward get eovaldi
    Give heyward/peralta get minor
    What looks like the best deal there?
    Thanks for your input!

  58. Principal Blackman says:
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    Great writeup, Grey. Love the John Bobbit reference. Also, until news about Wieters came out yesterday, I was sure that Dr. Andrews was funneling money to FARC or some other South American insurgency (perhaps they were holding his family hostage).

    Who do I cut out of Khris Davis, Ben Revere, Dayan Viciedo, & Juan Lagares when Oswaldo Arcia comes off of the DL (or is Arcia the cut)? It’s standard 12-team roto, and my team is scoring 9s/10s in Rs/HRs/RBI, but I have a 3 in SBs and a 5 in AVG at the moment. Gracias, Amigos.

  59. Cold Never Bother Sonny Gray says:
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    Should I trade Longoria for Ellsbury? I have Miggy at 3rd and could use runs, steals and oBP. My league is a 10 team h2h 5×5 categories with OBP.

  60. Rags says:
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    Word is, Wilmer Flores is getting the call and starting at SS for the Mets.

    Do you like him or Grant Green better for a potential multi-position guy for my bench? Or keep both and drop Dayan Viciedo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: Yes, better than Green

  61. Cheers Grey for what is basically my morning newspaper. I have a question for anyone that wants to answer.

    I just traded for Ryan Braun and am pretty happy with it. He’s the 3rd OF on my team behind McCutchen and Puig so I’m not relying on 1st round value. My question has to do with injury concerns and whether or not I should look to flip him for someone like….

    Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez or Jose Bautista

    I would trade Braun for Stanton but the Staton owner has no interest.

    Anyone is free to comment, just something I’m pondering today.

    Thanks Razzball!

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: I would happily deal Braun for any of those guys you listed.

      • @Wilsonian: Thanks so much for your input. I think I’m going to inquire first about Carlos Gonzalez. As it turns out the Stanton owner also owns Bautista and is a Brewers fan so I’m hoping he changes his mind and sends me Stanton. So I might hold on Braun for Bautista, in hopes I can get Stanton.

        Also, just so people realize I’m not crazy (although I am an eccentric fantasy owner), the reason I traded for Braun is he was offered to me in a package with Tim Hudson and Domonic Brown for Ellsbury, Shelby “The Shelbster” Miller & Joe Nathan.

        Appreciate any and all advice!

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @WNWDOTCOM: no problem. I’d maybe hold on to him until he comes off the DL, then once he hits that first HR try to offer him for Stanton, especially if he’s a Brewers fan. But I’d definitely trade him for any of those 4 guys you listed there.

          • @Wilsonian: Yes, I believe that’s going to be my plan of action. Wait for him to come back, heat up and sell high before he gets injured again. I’ve long coveted Stanton and it would awesome to get him without moving Cutch or Puig (along with some of my other assets such as Molina, Abreu, Carp, Beltre and Hanley). Thank you kind sir!

    • Flunkie says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: If you can get Cargo, and to a lesser extent, Bautista, that’s a no-brainer. I’d hold on Gomez.

      Cargo, Stanton, Bautista, Gomez is the order I’d want ’em.

      • @Grey: Thanks Grey and Flunkie. I greatly appreciate the help.

  62. Miller Time says:
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    Offering Nick Castellanos & Shelby Miller for Cliff Lee. Is this a fair offer?

    • Miller Time says:
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      9 Player Keeper League 6×6 and the guy I am trading to is moments away from going into fire sale.

  63. Jay says:
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    Crawford or aoki?

    Brad miller or. Beckham

    Goldy, machado, and Myers or fielder encarnacion Adam jones (keeper league)

  64. I lied, have another:

    Jennings and Peavy for Janssen?

    Pick up Aoki/Polanco to replace Jennings?

    Thanks!

  65. Pope says:
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    “Don’t go right of center if you can’t handle it, Crisp” Haha!

    Grey, you dropping any of these guys for Cody Allen in a 12 team standard 5×5?
    Joe Smith, Rondon, Stroman, Liriano, H. Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pope: Thanks! Alvarez

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. Wilsonian says:
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    I just performed the TEX/DET swap from the offseason and sent Fielder for Kinsler. I don’t even care that it might not be the best deal for me. But it feels like I just dropped a HUGE load into the toilet. Here’s my team now, good deal?

    C – Ramos
    1B – Tex
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Longo
    SS – Hanley
    IF – Pedro
    OF – Jones
    OF – Marte
    OF – Myers
    OF – Brantley
    UTIL – Arenado
    UTIL – Morneau
    BN – Kinsler
    BN – Springer
    BN – Rosario (DL)
    DL – Davis
    DL – Trumbo
    N/A – Singleton

    SP – Scherzer, Teheran, Bailey, Ventura, Salazar, Minor, Fister, A.Wood
    RP – Soriano, Rodney, Hawkins, Lindstrom

    H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • @Wilsonian: I like Kinsler but I think you’ll eventually regret that deal. Id’ have suggested trying to sell high on Tex. Anyway, you’ve done it. Better get Kinsler in your starting lineup over Dozier.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: just because the trade hasn’t gone through yet, so I put him there. He’ll most likely get in the lineup tomorrow.

        @Enrique: I may regret it, but I’ve decided that I don’t want anything to do with Prince anymore. I didn’t like him last year and I only kept him because of his move to Texas. Since last May he has been about the 15th best 1B. I also have a ton of guys who can play first once Davis and Trumbo come off the DL, so losing Prince isn’t the end of the world and shores up my 2B – since who thinks Dozier is going to keep this up all season? I’ve been trying to swap Prince for a few weeks and got consistently turned down. I also tossed Tex and Morneau out there, and no one bit on those either. I guess no one trusts that their starts will continue.

        • Greyismyhero says:
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          @Wilsonian: congrats on the trade man, now I wont bench him just for you….:)

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Greyismyhero: yeah, and due to the short schedule day, he’s in my lineup for one last hurrah today. Hopefully he goes big and gets to 1-4 today with a single. That’d be an improvement over most of his games this season.

        @Grey: yeah, probably wasn’t the BEST I could do, but I can handle not having him in the lineup, especially with all the 1Bs I have. Plus, I don’t trust Dozier to be a top 10 player all season, so it would be nice to be able to play Kinsler over him for some (probably) more consistent production.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  67. mikemiller says:
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    Homer Bailey/Cano for Beltre/Aaron Hill/Lindstrom?

  68. BeastMode says:
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    13 team 5×5 league (OPS instead of average).

    I give Trout, Garret Jones, and Kevin Gausman and I get Tulo, Blackmon, and Tim Hudson.

    Which side wins?

  69. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    I’m in a H-2-H, 10-team keeper league where you get to keep six every year (at least two must be pitchers and two hitters). The proverbial white flag has been waived on the “Pigeon Boys” as I sit 16-34 in 9th place. I’ve recently sold off Fielder, Uehara and Bailey for Cargo and got an interesting offer last night. I give up Cano & Robertson for Kipnis (DL) & Cliff Lee. Have to make that deal right? Thanks in advance for input. Snoogins.

  70. Derrick says:
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    Where would you re-rank Arenado?

  71. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I chuckle every time I read Regression Fairies…people need to wise up to them!

    Reyes getting hurt was the best thing that happened to me – enabled me to get Dee Gordon!

  72. Derrick says:
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    Right now I have Arenado blocked by Longoria. I am basically platooning Arenado and Hosmer at util in my 12 team, 5×5, H2H league. What do you think about me offering Hosmer and Longoria for Miggy? It would free up Arenado to play 3rd and give me the best player in the deal in Cabrera.

    Thanks so much.

  73. Ray ordonez says:
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    Cashner vs fister ROS?

    Who wins in Zimmerman (3b) for marte in a vacuum forgetting positions?

  74. Jedd says:
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    Thoughts on Burnett’s start tonight? @TOR

  75. Kevin says:
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    Drop Salty for Ramos while Mesoraco is on my DL?

  76. Dan says:
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    Would you trade Jesse Chavez for Fernando Rodney? I am a little in need of saves with only Janssen and Holland. I have Allen and Gregerson as upside plays, but would rather use those roster spots for guys that can help me now. In my rotation, I have: Kershaw, Hamels, Ventura, Hudson, Kuroda, Eovaldi, Kluber Chavez, and Stroman.
    5×5 category keeper league

  77. Chaz says:
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    Is there a glossary term for a guy you owned last year that failed living up to (your) expectations in a big way the following year after you’ve soured on him? I drafted Dee Gordon to SAGNOF my team to the top of steals last year and his demotion made me use Danny Espinosa in his place for all of April (until I came to my senses and finally dropped him)… I came in second place, and can’t help but think of what my team would have done if Dee had even done half of this last year.

    • Chaz says:
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      @Chaz:

      *failed living up to (your) expectations but has come through in a big way the following year

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @Chaz: yeah it’s called Stanton can kiss my ass!

  78. ujoh says:
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    In the only league I play in, I have all three of Fielder, Jones and Gordon. This post hurt me deep.

  79. Nico says:
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    Trying to buy low on Beltre, but that window is closing. What’s fair value for him now? Trade offer to a non-razzballer, non-fangrapher. Is Alexei Ramirez/JZ offensive to offer? I have Porcello/Kennedy on the bench who can take JZ’s place (boring I know). Need a power pop. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: It’s not close

  80. Stupid Sexy Flanders says:
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    14 team points-based league.

    Would you give up Soria and Lirano for Porcello and Martin Perez? I have Street and Perkins as well.

    Also note that it’s a weekly lineup league and having 2 start pitchers pretty much determines your success. So pitching is pretty valuable.

    Also part 2: if I do this deal who should I handcuff to Street for when he gets hurt? Is it really Benoit?

      • Stupid Sexy Flanders says:
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        @Grey:

        Was that an “eh” on the trade or an “eh” on Benoit?

        The guy also has Estrada, Volquez and Peralta that he’d give me two of. Would your “eh” turn at least to a “meh” if he swapped any of those guys?

        He’s got Strasburg and Gray but won’t deal either of them for a closer.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eh on the trade…Nope

  81. Greyismyhero says:
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    Decision time once again, who do I drop to activate Fister keeping in mind that saves are gold and there is absolutely no one on wire at this time….and Archer just hit my wire and SP also hard to come by in this one…. 12 team re-draft

    Baez– stash
    Loup—my other RP are Street n Allen,…yikes
    Bauer– stash

    I’m thinking of dropping Baez to activate Fister, and drop Bauer to claim Archer? or do I keep Bauer and Drop Loup? but I’m really hurting on saves.

    Thanks.

  82. Jason Kubel with a better average…. the answer to your Holliday question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JashFath: Wow, you might not be far off… Holliday did have some light speed for a little while… Maybe Alex Gordon

      • @Grey: Good point. I just looked at Gordon’s 2011 line, and it looks just like a good Holliday prime year minus-Coors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: i tell all my friends that gordon is younger holliday lite for a while now. on a worse offense of course.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  83. booya says:
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    H2H 6X6 w/ OPS

    C Salty
    1B Votto
    2B Kinsler
    3B Beltre
    SS Villar
    OF Rios
    OF Brantley
    OF Crisp
    UTIL Ozuna
    DL Bruce
    DL R Zimmerman

    Would you drop anyone for any of these options?
    Aoki, Moss, Pagan, Hunter, K Davis, C Crawford

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No bench? Moss over Crisp

      • booya says:
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        @Grey: My bench is being used on SP since its H2H. Thanks I was thinking I should dump Crisp for some power with Bruce out as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  84. Pope says:
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    Grey, looking to dump Rodney to a guy who only has K-Rod for a closer.
    You’d deal Hill and Rodney or Soria to get Cano, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

  85. Wilsonian says:
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    Gotta get Fister off the DL who do I drop for him: Stubbs or Bauer? I have Bauer and Polanco holding down slots and Stubbs is a bench bat. Leaning Stubbs, but he has been solid lately.

    16 Team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  86. pwire says:
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    Which side do you like for these two trades?

    V.Martinez for M. Minor

    Victorino for Masterson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor…Masterson

  87. Barry Badrinath says:
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    Basic 12 team Y! 5×5, better ROS production:

    1. A. Hill or Rendon?

    2. Ozuna, Soriano, or D. Brown?

    Or are they basically equal for each?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill…. Brown

  88. Mike says:
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    Think Pomeranz gets a rotation spot? If yes who’s the better pickup Pomeranz or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  89. Corey says:
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    Ramos or Montero for Mauer’s DL stint?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  90. 740 says:
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    Grey, do you like kennedy? Stream o Nator has him ranked 3rd

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        one more Sir! 10team roto 5×5…Springer, D Brown, Eaton? ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brown

  91. FagSwag says:
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    ROS Gee or Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  92. Tim Shand says:
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    who wins this trade, OBP league. David Wright and Troy Tulo for Tanaka, Fielder, and uehara.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  93. phenomenot says:
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    My team went 3/32 yesterday. Anyways.
    What is wrong with Beltran?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @phenomenot: players go through slumps. Its part of the game

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @phenomenot: I traded for him thats what.

  94. Swfcdan says:
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    “The perfect 5×5 player is Erin Hozier.”

    Ha, who woulda thunked it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy thought of it…

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: I mean who wouldve thought that they would combine to be the best player a month in. Craze!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  95. Big W says:
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    I’m setting the over/under on Smyly K’s at 8 against the Astros today… Over or under Grey and friends?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      6

  96. wOBA the Hutt says:
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    Who would you take out of: Ozuna, Stubbs, Heisey, Krispy Young, Dickerson, Barnes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

      • wOBA the Hutt says:
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        @Grey: I was afraid you’d say that. His K rate is getting pretty out out hand and his slump is killing me. Well, missing Zimmerman, Bruce, Ramos, Trumbo, and Mesoraco is killing me. Ramos is back though!

  97. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Did anyone watch Rays-O’s last night?

    What kind of contact are people getting on Tommy Hunter? He gives up so many damn hits, I’m really hoping there’s some bad luck involved.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t see it

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BigRedLatrine: his strand rate is kinda high and his BABIP is on the high side. He is also not giving a lot free passes which is good. I would expect a little regression but it’s a closer with a firm hold on the job. I wouldn’t worry until he starts blowing saves.

      • BigRedLatrine says:
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        @J-FOH:

        I hope you’re right. Maybe I’m just looking for reasons to be upset, as I seem to be upset at my closers every year. Creatures of habit we are all.

        Honestly though, with Nathan, Soriano, and Hunter I’ve been pretty lucky!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @BigRedLatrine: Nathan has it upstairs to handle the job so him righting the ship is not a surprise. Soriano I think was under valued a little and Hunter is someone who was over very under valued. hunter re-invented himself last year and needs to work on getting into the closer mentality.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @J-FOH: Hunter has not had a clean inning yet this season, yet he is getting the job done. I watched him close out the game last night all 3 hits were hard hit. The problem is he’s getting the ball up in the zone.

  98. GB says:
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    who do you want more ROS? Todd Frazier or David Wright? I own both but have been playing matchups so one is always benched.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wright

  99. Filkarri says:
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    With Anibal Sanchez looking like he’ll be activated Monday, should I drop J Chavez, M Perez, or Liriano to make space?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: even with perez bad k rate?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Filkarri: perez

      • Filkarri says:
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        @J-FOH: @J-FOH: What about dropping both and using the other space for Gee?

  100. dumpelstiltsken says:
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    What sort of sp should I be targeting for hosmer or belt in a keeper (12 team mixed/6×6/includes ops and holds) Or would Cody Allen and a high-mid draft pick next year be fair if I need holds?

  101. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    What do you think of streaming Erlin vs. MIA on Sunday? SON loves it, but I’m wary. It feels so wrong to say, but MIA has been… good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  102. DiggingforGoldy2 says:
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    I’m with you on A.Wood Grey. I watched the in-season start-to-relief-to-start idiocy do in both Morrow’s shoulder (in Seattle), and Medlen’s elbow (led to 1st TJ). The smart move is piggy-back Wood with one of those soft tossing righties and let him take innings 5-thru-whatever every 5th day.

    Wood stays stretched out, his innings stay under the desired cap, and the Braves create a big conundrum for all these platoon-loving managers. Sadly, it’s probably too much of a bright idea for Fredo to come up with all by his self.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  103. Wild Thang says:
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    JJ Hardy, Alcides, Eric Aybar?

    Over/Under 15 homeruns ROS for Hardy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides…Over

  104. Ben. says:
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    Drop Dioner Navarro for Mike Zunino?

  105. Ben. says:
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    What side ya got?

    Danny Salazar vs Chris Tillman/Jesse Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  106. Got offered Kershaw for Abreu straight up.

    I already have Pujols and Laroche rostered?

    Do I take this?

  107. Swagger Jackers says:
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    @Grey: I’m getting pretty frustrated with two players:

    EverCab and Jason Castro.

    1) Would you dump EverCab for VIllar?
    2) Would you dump Castro for Grandal?

    This is a 10 team OBP league.

    • @Swagger Jackers:
      Personally I have both and am keeping both, but I could see making moves…I think Cab was hurt more then let on early on, hoping he starts running with the quickness….

      • Swagger Jackers says:
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        @SheaSeraSera: I picked up Villar but held onto EverCab. I’ll run Villar out for a week or two and see how it goes.

        I can’t see myself rostering two catchers so I’ll stick with Castro for another couple weeks. I’ve been trying really hard not to pay attention to his stats but saw his negative value on ESPN’s PR15 for him today and it got me thinking.

  108. For a fill in bat off the bench going forward Viciedo or Cron? Got interest in any rookie getting batted 4th in that Angels lineup. Could also snag Bourjos….

    6×6 Added O category, OPS.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, sure

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SheaSeraSera:

      IF cron does supplant ibanez as the dh ,
      he will prolly bat 5th when hamilton returns .
      cust kayin’ .

  109. Leonys says:
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    I dropped Arenado for Sandoval (who was on waivers) after the first week into the season. I have since dropped the Panda.

    I have been kickin myself since. Any suggestions for recovery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcohol

  110. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto, this season only, bogaerts or baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  111. Sam says:
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    Should I trade David wright for ian desmond, 1-1? I have segura as my ss. My other 2 3b are longoria and machado. I am able to start all 3 3b with two utility spots. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. Sam says:
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    Also I trade blackmon for craig allen, good deal for me or na?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid

      • Robby D says:
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        @Grey: I would buy low on Craig. His LD% and K-rate are all within the normal range, but his BABIP is crazy low right now compared to his .320 BABIP career avg. He’s under .250 right now. If he keeps up the high LD%, his numbers will come up at some point. He had a stretch like this his rookie year, and still finished over .280 if I remember correctly. However, this bad luck could last for awhile, so it may not pay off right away.

  113. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    I. Kennedy is 0-4 w/ 5+ ERA at home so far.. start tonight vs. MIA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn:

      miami …. 2 – 10 road record .

      • Robby D says:
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        @costaricanchata:

        Fun with small sample size?

        Let’s remember for a second that the away games were @WSH early before Harper and Zimmerman went down, and of those 10 losses 7 were save situations, so it’s not like they are stinking up the place on the road. their +29 runs has them 4th in all of MLB to only Colorado, Oakland, and Detroit so they have just been unlucky on the road so far.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Robby D:

          thanks for that information .

  114. I Zimbra says:
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    Thoughts on C santana turning it around? Worth dealing S Castro in a 6×6 ops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Carlos

  115. pakestwo says:
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    14 team yahoo (IP,W,SV,ERA,WHIP,K/9,BB/9,QS)

    Here’s my pitching, which is killing me right now!

    Liriano
    Peavy
    Perez
    Masterson
    Chavez
    -Cobb and Latos on the DL

    Krod
    Uehara
    Joe Smith

    These guys are available on the wire. Can you help me out with a move or two?

    Koehler, Lyles, Smyly, McHugh, Elias, Leake, Beckett, Alvarez, Kluber, TWood, Straily

    Or, should I be pursuing a trade?

    Thanks for your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koehler, Kluber over Perez, Peavy

      • pakestwo says:
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        Thanks!

        Just to confirm….hang on to peavy?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: hmmm so buying koehler. You like him over lackey gee types or not quite

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not quite

  116. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:
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    Opposite of boing….ploufffffffffe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  117. Fredo Corleone says:
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    Hey, I’m smaht! Alex Wood didn’t pay me no respect! Do I really have to go on that boat, Grey?

    But I have a trade question – Evan Gattis or Everth Cabrera? I have EverCab, would play Alcides Escobar, and would sub Gattis for either Zunino or Matt Joyce.

    Do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Gattis

  118. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, ok to start laroche over fielder until nightmares of avisail go away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  119. Busher says:
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    Ozuna or Aoki for runs/bags?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Busher: Ozuna has zero steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aoki

  120. Vernon says:
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    Koehler is available in my league in my 10 person points league. Bucholz, Lackey and Bailey have been underperformers so far. Should I pick up Koehler and whack one of these goombas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

  121. gordon shumway says:
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    how about his brother george?

  122. JR Ewing says:
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    The answer is always Daisy Fuentes. To any question ever asked by man or beast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  123. costaricanchata says:
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    brant ….. LEE
    rbi machine .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  124. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey, have you ever had a chance to meet ESPNs AJ Mass? He comes off as snarky and dismissive during his chats.

    If I was having breakfast with him at some greasy spoon in Rancho Cucamonga, would we make it through the entire meal without my punching him in the throat? Possibly peeing on him while he’s on the ground?

    Or would I pick up the tab for both of us because he really is a great guy?

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: For the record I really do like Karabell and that Cockcrotch guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t ever thought about him other than he was Mr. Met for a few seasons

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! I just google imaged that shit! Had. No. Idea!! I do think I shall partake in one of his upcoming chats and just SPAM links to various pictures of him as MR. Met into his question queue.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it kinda explains so much

  125. SMLV1 says:
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    My Team –
    Molina
    Goldy
    Rizzo
    Phillips
    Dozier
    Wright
    Andrus
    Simmons
    Stanton
    Rios
    Choo
    Holliday
    Moss

    Shields
    Santana
    Chavez
    Porcello
    Eovaldi
    Perez
    Wheeler
    DL – Fister
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Hunter

    Would you use Andrus as your everyday SS and Drop Simmons(Rides my bench a lot!) to activate Fister? Or are we still dropping Wheeler to activate Fister? Worried about losing the K’s from Wheeler. Or is there a better option for me?

    12 team Y! Standard league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, drop Simmons

  126. Ben. says:
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    How do you rank these 3?

    Andrew Cashner, Danny Salazar, Corey Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash, Salazar

  127. Lville Jim says:
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    Got Masterson going in a couple leagues. He’s rolling right now, hope I didn’t jinx him with the cellphone peek in while I’m at work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know that’s gonna jinx him

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Lville Jim: You should have waited. :)

    • Moronymous Lohse says:
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      @Lville Jim: The peek in didn’t jinx him. The mentioning of the peek in did.

    • Lville Jim says:
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      @Lville Jim: Fuck me, it did.

  128. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G great write up as always. Above you said you like mejia over fausto on friday, you like vargas at sea better than either? SON a little wacky it likes odorizzi over kluber and millone better than all these guys and after travis woods shitshow last night I don’t know which way is up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Fausto better, I hadn’t looked at SON…Forget Vargas

  129. Robby D says:
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    I feel bad for the guy I’m facing this week in our Custom ESPN 8×8 league (OBP, XBH, hits) (WHIP, Losses, K/9)

    I’m up 14-2 on the poor guy with a .389 avg, .443 OBP.

    I have Arenado, Tulo, Cargo (both of them), Stanton with Escobar bringing the steals, and Pujols and Hosmer for 1b/CI. Add to that Brantley teeing off again today and it’s just a rough week for the guy.

    Add to that he has Cliff Lee, Santiago, and Minor yesterday and now you are french-frying when you should be pizza-ing. He is watching his high draft pick pitchers like Lee and Minor struggle while Teheran, Salazar and Porcello are all dealing for me past pick 150.

    We’ve been texting back and forth and his tone sounds like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6qQSll7InQ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  130. Wilsonian says:
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    Rosario on the DL. Would you deal Tex for Santana and then dump Salty for Victor Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Al koholic says:
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      @Wilsonian: i would

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: @Al koholic: I’m gonna try. I know the Santana owner is fed up with him and he’s a Yankees fan. He’s also my Pops…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  131. Al koholic says:
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    damn,springer ripped one to right that got out fast,i see the power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saw it too… Crazy…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Al koholic: nice, I grabbed him in writers league after Jay’s errant drop

      • Al koholic says:
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        @J-FOH: i have him in my keeper league,and own his soon to be teammate singleton on 3 teams,i no 4 or 5 weeks

  132. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Springer with his first major league HR!!

    Went line drive opposite field.

    (Free preview at mlb.com)

  133. Carnac says:
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    Springer goes opposite field for his first HR. A no-doubter off the bat. OF didn’t even give chase.

  134. costaricanchata says:
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    springer … oppo power vs smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

  135. Ray ordonez says:
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    Masterson or Cashner ROS? Thanks afain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cash

  136. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    “LJ Hoes with two hits”.

    You’re damn right…

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @J-FOH: Old Timey Pimp slaps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  137. Cole says:
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    Another nice start for buehrle. How is your expert al – only team doing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4th place, in the hunt, NL’s doing better, 3rd but very close…

      • Cole says:
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        @Grey: i see you lucked out with not losing weiters. You could have been like me with my C2 getting 6 abs per week in the nfbc

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve lost two thirds of my team so it’s a small consolation…

          • Cole says:
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            @Grey: Ah, perhaps “luck” wasn’t the operative word. Would you start Sugar or Middlebrooks this weekend? Hitter-tron said Cain is cuter, but Middlebrooks has a better body. Not a lot of help there…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… Cain

  138. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    Villar or Rollins?

    Sorry the Jimmy-related questions keep Rollinsing in

  139. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    At the Tigers/Astros game you can hear a jackhammer going off in the background. I thought – oh, they must be building something near the stadium in Houston. Then I realized they are playing in Detroit and thought oh, they must be tearing something down near the stadium in Detroit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  140. Al koholic says:
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    today is the 8th game at 1st base for Victor Martinez,2 more for eligibility in espn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  141. nick the dick says:
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    Ray vs min, alvarez at sd or elias at kc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez

  142. Tom says:
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    Fire Fredo! First Simmons batting ninth and now Wood in bullpen?!?!?!? Punting steals in H2H league w/OBP that counts errors. Peralta or Simmons. I think Simmons has more potential, but batting 9th after the pitcher (!!!???) and which has the least errors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crazy… I’d go Simmons still

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: P.S. Razzball ROS Hitter Tool has them close except for runs which I wonder how many Simmons is going to get hitting 9th.

  143. nick the dick says:
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    Is smyly gonna stick this time or is he still basically a stream and drop? Not lookin too good vs the asstros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t look like much more than a streamer even if he sticks

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @nick the dick:

      i think that he’s a must-start @ home ,
      until proven otherwise .

      • Jay says:
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        @costaricanchata: looks like you’ve been proven otherwise today.

        Damn you smyly. It’s Houston! HOUSTON damnit.

        • costaricanchata says:
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          @Jay:

          can’t win them all .

  144. agarthered says:
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    Springer or Leonys Martin going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  145. J-FOH says:
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    I just watched Springers HR and it reminded me of one of Puig’s from last year

    • agarthered says:
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      @J-FOH: Unreal power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • Carnac says:
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      Jack, please keep whispering sweet nothings into my ear!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Carnac: he’s going to explode all over your stats

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @J-FOH: As the ball was leaving the park I dumped Heyward for Springer. After that dump I think my pants fit better

          • Travis says:
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            @Toe Knee Arm Ass: would y’all drop Brown for Springer?

  146. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Simmons is special. And he really does care about his hitting. For all his defense he wants to be considered a hitting shortstop. He’s never had huge power potential but his 17 last year was a solid 17. Not a fluke. Had four this time last year, 3 this year. Slow and steady. He’s 6’2″ 200lbs. Not a small guy. And doesn’t strikeout. At the plate he looks more impressive (imposing) then you’d think. At 24 he could soon become a perennial 20HR guy.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Moronymous Lohse:

        nice correction !
        another one that bugs me is
        “should of” instead of the correct “should have” .
        maintain high standards .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  147. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Emoticon getting beat up on by Houston.
    :(

    =((

    >:-(

    • Carnac says:
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      Nope, didn’t need that.

      Nice work the other day on the show w/ Nick. Re: Oregon stereotypes, I decided to shave my facial hair off after going to a dinner party a few weeks back… 4 guys, all of us 30 something, facial hair, drinking ninkasi and wearing plaid shirts. Since that night I’ve also been lying about my age, drinking only whiskey, and walking around shirtless. (Because all of my shirts are plaid per city ordinance.)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        HA! Yeah, Eugene allows Tie Dyes as well. It’s the only reason I’ve stayed.

        Thanks for the kudos. Looking forward to next week when I can actually be seen so everyone can ask how many squirrels I have nestled in my beard (PS, I don’t really have a beard).

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: no you don’t, just really long eye brows and that out of control chest hair

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            If I comb it just so, it looks like a beard

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Carnac: HAHAHAHA

        I’ve always worn plaid. flannels since childhood. I get comments on some of my vintage shirts and I always respond that I bought this new….in 1995. you should wear dickies and golf shirts, drink martinis and be passive aggressive with everyone

        • Carnac says:
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          I know, right? It’s not that I have my finger on the pulse of trends, it’s that I still have the same style/clothes from 15 years ago.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Carnac: it’s all cyclical

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What no patchouli?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s a given but he lives in P-town. They’ve kinda sold out up there:

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Awesome!

          • Carnac says:
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            Sorry, Sky, but I take issue with your unfair stereotype of the entire City of Portland. So please excuse me as I passive-aggressively suggest we prefer the fair trade, small batch, local patchouli essence. Also, without being gender specific, some locals prefer to condition their armpit hair with Eau de Douglas Fir. It’s a diverse city.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I just +1’ed this comment. I didn’t even think that was possible.

              • Carnac says:
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                Thanks, bud. I’ll buy you a drink when we do our Razzball-NW meet up this summer (invite only!). Nick can record it. It’ll be like Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee except about fantasy baseball and slightly less douchey.

  148. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Is it safe to drop Everth for Alcides? Cabrera’s been absolutely atrocious, and I’m sick of it.

    Also, in my other league, I was offered Matt Holiday for Angel Pagan and Chris Tillman – your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…. Holliday, it’s fair

  149. costaricanchata says:
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    i don’t think you should get full credit for a batty call ,
    if you didn’t post it before-hand and risk jinxing yourself .
    thus , it is fitting that my aviles pick has resulted in
    a 3 for 4 with no counting stats , thus far .
    (though , if there was a category for # of “thus”-es in a sentence ,
    i would be plus 2) .
    as my mother use to say … ” big whoop ” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  150. pakestwo says:
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    Can you rate these pitchers ROS?

    Cingrani, Liriano, Latos, Wheeler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  151. MattTruss

    MattTruss223 says:
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    Where’s that furball today bad-mouthing the Hitter-Tron and his ranking of David Murphy (27th overall today)?

    My short schedule day CLE stack of Murph, Chisenhall and Swisher has netted me a 3/8, 4 runs and an RBI with Murph contributing 2/3, 1 & 1.

    Hitter-Tron spits WD-40 in your general direction G3!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss223 says:
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      @MattTruss223: Ah, day game, busy selling foam fingers I suppose

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  152. Matt says:
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    Always been a fan of Fowler breaking through with a great season, but now I’m thinking his move to Houston may have sunk those hopes.

    Safe to cut bait on him in a 16 team mixed OBP/SLG league? I have him Pollock and Ozuna for 3 slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  153. Brendan says:
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    Trying to trade away Alexei Ramirez, Anthony Rendon, LaTroy Hawkins, and Dan Haren to receive Ryan Braun, Trevor Rosenthal, and Jeff Samardzjidaddijaa. Is that a good trade? I really need some power from the OF now that Jay Bruce is on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For you

  154. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you trade my Pujols and Ventura for his Goldschmidt?
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • RicoSuave says:
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        is it fair? would it benefit me getting Goldie?
        14 team h2h points league… I have Gio, Tanaka, Gray, Cole, Porcello, Tillman, Cobb, Fister, Chavez, Hutchison, Ventura 5 SP and 5 Bench 2 DL…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Goldy

          • RicoSuave says:
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            Thanks Grey! I will buy you another Daiquiri !!!!
            Cheers amigo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  155. Nucking Futz says:
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    Better fantasy value ROS: Alex Cobb or Nolan Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  156. Rob says:
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    Rank please,

    Wheeler, Gee, Perez, Chavez, Simon, Koehler and Harang.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee, Perez

  157. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :
    you’re an expert who does “projections” .
    me , i’m just a shit-bum who does “expectations” .
    am thinking of increasing my expectation , from 100 to 101 ,
    for brantley’s rbi ‘s .
    thoughts ?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @costaricanchata: if he keeps this up, he’s well on his way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it

  158. handsome ed says:
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    Grey,

    I’m aware you told me not to take him in the first place, but is dominic brown now a cut in even deep leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  159. John says:
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    I thinking Wood goes to BP for main reason to save arm let one their starters get hurt or get destroyed and he will be back over under 4 weeks?

    Tough situation for Wood owners if it does become official what do you suggest they do, If it becomes OFFICIAL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @John:

      would pick him up ,
      if he gets dropped in my leagues .

  160. Kevin says:
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    Drop Mesoraco for Ramos or Perez? My DL is full so he’s been on my bench, killing me.

    12 team H2H. I could really use some pop and average while Cuddyer continues his never ending IR stint (Prado/Butler are also killing me but I know to stick with them and Butler has shown signs of life).

    C Evan Gattis Atl – C,OF
    1B Billy Butler KC – 1B
    2B José Altuve Hou – 2B
    3B David Wright NYM – 3B
    SS Alexei Ramírez CWS – SS
    OF Carlos González Col – OF
    OF Khris Davis Mil – OF
    OF Norichika Aoki KC – OF
    OF Martín Prado Ari – 2B,3B,OF
    Util Ian Desmond Was – SS
    Util Adam Jones Bal – OF
    Util Aaron Hill Ari – 2B
    BN Elvis Andrus Tex – SS
    BN Devin Mesoraco Cin – C
    DL Michael Cuddyer Col – 1B,OF

    SP Dan Haren LAD – SP
    SP Cliff Lee Phi – SP ?
    RP Addison Reed Ari – RP
    RP Ernesto Frieri LAA – RP
    P Matt Lindstrom CWS – RP
    P Alfredo Simón Cin – SP,RP
    P Kyle Farnsworth NYM – RP
    P Scott Kazmir Oak – SP
    BN Dillon Gee NYM – SP
    BN John Lackey Bos – SP
    BN Jon Lester Bos – SP
    BN Masahiro Tanaka NYY – SP
    DL Alex Cobb TB – SP

    Thanks in advance as always.

    -Kevin

  161. Zach says:
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    My Strasburg for his C. Gomez? 10 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  162. Mike says:
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    Beltran or Ajax ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltran

  163. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    rank dunn, smoak, and juan francisco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak, schmohawk, schmohawk

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        smoakhawk
        (hehe) .

        • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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          @costaricanchata: one more quickie if you had a chance to get puig but u had to give up longoria to get him would you? knowing you had david wright to play 3b?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          hehe

  164. J-FOH says:
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    I’m really glad I own Qalls since he got an almost save and the Astros got their rare win. I think he should get credit for the save considering that bulls**tpen.

    Am I the only one who found their pronunciation of Dallas Keuchel’s name hilarious?….Does that make a racist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Yes, yes, it does

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you watching Silicon Valley?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I started one but I keep getting interrupted. It’s on my short list. I like a lot of the actors in it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s hilarious

          • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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            @Grey: what channel is that on?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HBO

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I’m in, I’ll try and catch up this weekend and then we have something else to talk about besides FBB and vaping……did you watch blood in blood out yet?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, haven’t gotten around to it

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: huevon!

          • Carnac says:
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            Agreed, it’s so good.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The garage door mural was the most I laughed at a show in about five years

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @J-FOH:

      idk .
      do you say askford instead of axford ?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @costaricanchata: yes I do, as in can I Askfor a save from you bum?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Keuchel is pretty good. That’s a good road start. He’s a 3.70 pitcher with an above average K rate. Useful in many formats.

  165. MR.T says:
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    wich one of these would you drop for fister:

    Minor
    Eovaldi
    Wacha
    Cingrani
    Zimmermann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  166. costaricanchata says:
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    this from yahoo’s notes :
    Thu, May 8
    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Thursday that Joe Kelly (hamstring) could be out until June.

    Advice: Kelly is making a slow recovery from the left hamstring strain that he suffered April 16 while hustling down the first base line at Milwaukee’s Miller Park. Tyler Lyons has taken Kelly’s rotation spot, but Jaime Garcia (shoulder, elbow) could step in relatively soon. Carlos Martinez will remain in a setup role for now.

    are you kidding me (re: martinez) ??
    was larussa the only one with ballz in that organization ?
    (not counting mcgwire’s shrunken ones) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy…ha!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: matheny worried about bullpen depth and how high carmart’s innings would be if starting. if motte was back and doing well it might be otherwise.

  167. SoSayethI says:
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    Jones and Gio for Stanton and Bruce? 10 team 5×5 H2H redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  168. MB says:
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    McGee > Walden for holds + #s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walden

  169. The Wickler says:
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    Rank ROS: Masterson, Wily P, Porcello. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello, Masterson

  170. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, 8 teams, H2H,

    C Saltalamacchia
    1B Fielder
    2B Cano
    3B Seager
    SS Villar
    CI Morneau
    MI Gyorko
    OF Puig
    OF Myers
    OF Bautista
    OF Lenoys
    UTL Napoli
    UTL Adams
    DL Bruce
    DL Rosario
    DL ZImmermann
    DL Chris Davis

    Two bench spots are occupied by DLed players.

    Is there any place for Khris Davis?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Another one if you dont mind:

        Villar or Andrus? Ros?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Andrus

  171. Joe says:
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    Grey would you trade jean segura or reyes for starsburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Reyes first

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: i have lost faith in segura….segura is in 8 th order at bat in the lineup

  172. steveV says:
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    I have a spot on my bench in a H2H league. So Springer or Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  173. 740 says:
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    Grey, Rangers calling up prospect Rougned Odor…worth a pick up? 10team roto 5×5

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubtful, but if you need a MI

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        cool thanks buddy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey: I hope Rougned Odor does become fantasy relevant. Would love to see the lede you come up with for that piece.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  174. J-FOH says:
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    OTS, if you get a chance help give me hope for Fat Adams. I’m running out of wall space because I keep punching holes in it.

  175. 2 Giant rings says:
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    20 teams. Wilmore Flores and Odor (Texas) were both called up today. I will put in for both but which should I put first in priority? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things…. I’d go Flores over Odor

  176. OneI'dWilly says:
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    NL Only leahue:

    Drop Cody Ross for Bourjos? Player rater like Ross ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bourjos

  177. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    What do you think of Bogaerts ROS?
    I am in a keeper league but in a prime position to win this year. Do I sell the young talent and try package him to get a proven player or will he be useful enough to hold on to and not have to mortgage the future.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t liked Bogaerts since the preseason… I said he wasn’t going to break out until next year…

  178. (04:46 pm ET) The Rangers shocked the Fantasy world by calling up Rougned Odor less than six weeks into the season, and now Fantasy owners need to respond.

    In 12-team mixed leagues and shallower formats, the strongest response should be to claim and stash Odor, but he is far from a must-own. My preseason projection for Odor was a .260/.297/.400 slash line with six stolen bases in 150 at-bats. He has put up a .279/.314/.450 slash line with six steals in 129 at-bats at Double-A Frisco, so that projection may have been just a little optimistic.

    I have moved Odor to 24th in my Head-to-Head rankings for second basemen and 22nd in my Rotisserie rankings, so I do see him as worth starting in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues. With Donnie Murphy on the disabled list, it appears that Odor should get the playing time necessary to live up to that ranking.

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    Will the site be making Odor scented puns even though it’s pronounced Oh Door. Will there be less funny but more linguistically accurate puns about oh’s and doors? The suspense is killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like Hodor. Hodor!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @OaktownSteve: An Irish themed pub? Slam O’Door.

  180. SteveNZ says:
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    Not sure I want any part of a guy whose name looks like Roughened Odour.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  181. MB says:
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    Liriano is a buy low right? lower fip and xfip to era, higher swinging strike that last year and fewer line drives and more flyballs. Or just avoid till he stops walkin folks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him for the right price, which is picking him up off waivers in some leagues…

  182. Spackler says:
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    Xander Bogs doesn’t swing at pitches out of the zone (good) but whiffs at pitches in the zone (bad). Would you rather have him or Profar in a keeper? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, Profar

  183. King Trout says:
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    Time to move on from Brad Miller.. Maybe Chris Owing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  184. SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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    sup ya’ll. who am I dropping for Fister – or hold (10-team, 10-keeper):

    Cain
    Eovaldi
    Hamels
    Peralta
    Salazar
    Pineda

    with Latos and Walker on the DL

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

      • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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        @Grey: Fister over Pineda right now even in a keeper? dare I saw Porcello’s also available…?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fister, yes… It’s not a deep league if Porcello’s available…

          • SheriffMcRawDawg says:
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            @Grey: yeah it’s not – 10 team keeper, 27-man rosters. thought pineda may have some trade value later on. lots of good options left in this one tho

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you can lose Pineda there

  185. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    puig or wright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  186. Max says:
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    Kluber, Smyly, Gee, Stroman. Pick 1. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  187. Travis says:
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    Was offered Cespedes or Melky for Matt Carpenter… Don’t think either of those are a great trade are they? Who should I counter with, his roster below:

    Gattis, Abreu, Zobrist, Seager, Segura, Melky, Blackmon, Rios, McCutchen, belt, Machado, CarGo, Cespedes, Josh Hamilton, Cueto, Darvish…

    I’m thinking maybe Gomez? What about offering Carp+Dom brown for McCutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cespedes

      • Travis says:
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        @Grey: really? Don’t like some of the others better? Just figured I could get more for carp?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try to get more than…

  188. EJ says:
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    14 team ROTO
    I have an abundance of 2Bs, but hurt for saves. Which player would you trade for a closer out of: Carpenter, Kinsler, Bonifacio, Phillips
    Which closer would you target for that player? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips or Bonifacio… Whichever closer you can get from the guy that wants them

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    g.green or beckham as backup to gyorko till profar comes back in 20 team OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  190. Sange76 says:
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    Need to move a starter with Cain hopefully back on Sat. Got this offer in today

    His joe Mauer for my Alex wood

    I know Mauer is dealing with back stiffness but he could be back soon. Wood may be going to the pen. My other catcher is Weiters so I can always utility spot Mayer and have a nice plan b in case matts elbow explodes. Take the deal or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  191. Flunkie says:
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    pick 2: Flores, Odor, Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Odor… Depends on needs

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        fister odor .
        again , use the hand-sanitizer .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yum!

  192. bossmanjunior says:
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    1) Try to sell high on Kazmir?

    2) Which of these guys would you target in return: Cain, Masterson, Iwakuma, Eovaldi, Minor, Ervin, Archer, Wiison, Anibal

    3) trade Kazmir for any Donkeycorn closer?

    Thanks!

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      For #2, if you could rank your top 4 best options. Appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal… I’d trade him for a closer, sure…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Iwakuma

  193. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    getting back to this dl business .
    i’m guessing that you have enough teams
    to compile a roster of dl-ers .
    i’d like to see that , if you’re so inclined .
    also ,
    next year , will you be listing players by “tears” ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I have one team that’s been hit really hard and it happens to be the team where there’s no free agent pickups…

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah .
        i was trying to compile a team ,
        but came up short ‘cuz lots of mine are repeats .

  194. Just Busted says:
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    Hi Grey, ROS and right now, I guess: Salty or Ramos behind the plate? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  195. Pops says:
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    Hi Grey.

    Just offered Adam Jones for Strausberg.

    I have Bumgarner-Cashner-Ventura-Salazar-Porcello-Alex Wood-Quintana-Strausberg
    Typing this , I think I make the trade?

    Bullpen is Chapman-Uehara-Hawkins and Melancon

    12 team h2h yahoo pro league

    What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Jones

  196. Travis says:
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    Drop Brown for Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  197. Max says:
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    Smyly or Alfred Simon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  198. Pops says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Offered Adam Jones for Strausberg in a Yahoo pro league 12 team h2h.

    Still have Bumgaener-Ventura-Salazar-Porcello-Quintana-Cashner and Alex Wood Also have Uehara and Chapman

    Shoul I do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  199. bossmanjunior says:
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    For my above question, besides Anibal (which will probably be rejected), what would be your top 3 from that list? Thanks!

  200. Brett says:
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    Is odor worth rostering? Straight back down when profar comes back i would imagine. Just something about snagging a 20 year old callup.

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: nevermind. Shoulda made it to comment 420 before i posted. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll likely be sent back down, but it could be a fun month ride…

  201. OaktownSteve says:
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    “There’s something rotten in the state of Texas” perhaps.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Actually I think “Something is rotten in the state of Texas” to stay true to the original.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  202. SteveNZ says:
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    But does Odor pass the sniff test?

  203. The Dude says:
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    Been riding Salvador Perez all year, but stashed Ramos in my DL slot. Who to ride now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  204. Mike says:
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    Hi,

    Jimmy Rollins or JJ Hardy or Asdrubal Cabrera ROS?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  205. costaricanchata says:
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    rut roh .
    by now , someone here must have dickey/odor .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome

  206. Zeke says:
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    Cespedes or Kemp ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cespedes

  207. costaricanchata says:
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    e.e …. coming alive .
    way up in the stands .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh boy

  208. james d says:
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    My Chapman/Hutchison for his Cliff lee?

    Running Jansen/Papelbon/Lindstrom/Melancon at closer now.

    and if there’s any god in the world Wood will remain in the rotation as compensation for you answering comments

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks…. Lee side

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    Rasmus. Bloody hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Short schedule day

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: on my draft kings today….with EE

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you actually playing?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hell’s yes, i love this drft Kings thing

  210. Jiggy Nits says:
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    pick a side please… ps… nice mo

    Ian Kennedy (8$) and Saltalmacchia (7$) or Lucroy (can’t keep) and Rosenthal (8$)

    NL only 2 catcher 5×5; keeper. Lucroy can’t be kept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

  211. Boomer19 says:
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    First year I don’t own Rasmus anywhere. Grr. Oh well. ROS who do you like better between Phillips and Aaron Hill? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  212. i moustache you something says:
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    Grey,
    I’m assuming Chavez is better obviously, but is there much difference between Jesse Chavez and Beckett?
    I traded Chavez because I needed a catcher and I just grabbed Beckett of the waivers (12 team, roto, mixed) to replace him. Just hoping for a backend streamer type.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very little difference

  213. Snacks13 says:
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    Start Gallardo Fri @NYY or nah?

    Also, what’s your netflix doc recommendation of the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah… 16 Acres

  214. Grey #1 Fan Is back says:
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    Hello Grey, nice talking to you again.

    A guy in my league has Yu Darvish and Jose Fernandez.. I want one of them if it makes sense..

    The basis for the trade is Julio Teheran.. he also wants a bat in return..
    The question is, who would you go for .. Darvish or Fernandez? Also is this trade even worth it for me? Kluber and Smyly are on FA list. What batter would you recommend trading with Teheran if you like the trade?

    My batters are below..
    C: Castro
    1B: Fielder
    2B: A. Rendon
    3B: Longoria
    SS: Andrus
    OF: J. Upton
    OF: McCutchen
    OF: Bautista
    Util: Blackmon
    Util: Matt Adams
    DL: Kipnis
    N/A: Polanco

    • Grey #1 Fan Is back says:
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      To make things easier.. would you do

      Teheran and Blackmon for Darvish or Jose? And which one would you like better

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, Darvish

  215. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Leonys or Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: let me try one if so, beltre or juan francisco? ROS (pretend i’m serious). i am getting pissed at myself for 2 days in a row benching juan francisco for beltre and fielder though.

  216. Grey #1 Fan Is back says:
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    Just wondering, would you trade Blackmon and teheran for Jose Fernandez as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  217. Regan says:
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    Cold and rainy here in Seattle tonight. Have a feeling Duffy is gonna dominate us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see it, definitely

  218. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    E5 is about to get out of control…someone should really stop him now…

  219. Beardcrabs says:
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    Heyward or Rasmus ROS… 10 h2h keeper… thanks grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  220. moronymous lohse says:
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    And another e5 homer. Why isn’t anyone doing anything? This assault must not stand!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  221. Q says:
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    PRINCE!!!!!

    (Sweet Jesus, thank God)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  222. herschel says:
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    Prince smelling a jelly glazed donut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  223. frankgrimes says:
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    jefe Tyler Lyons si o no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  224. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    Grey what do you think rasmus is going to give the rest of the year? Where could he end up? Rogers center is a launching pad.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not in the Puig, Bruce range

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      27 homers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s 27 for the year

      • Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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        @Grey: hes not a schmotato tho right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not

  225. goodfold2 says:
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    deep league problems, with josh wilson going down i need to evaluate crappy MI. what’s the ranking of these schlubs? marwin/schumaker/quintanilla/bloomquist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schumaker

  226. goodfold2 says:
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    waited too long on A. dropping Springer (can’t bring myself too just yet), and B. deciding on which closer to drop (and which steals guy to grab), i’ve missed out on both villar and alcides. damn. always loath to use last pickup of week in case of big call ups. Imagine if polanco came up tomorrow? last year i missed puig from this. I knew about it from razzball likely hours before anybody in my league. so at this point i missed out on backup SS to andrus (much better thing to miss out on), but i did get Gee back.
    1. which steals guy’s best short term
    EYJ ( had been THE BEST before playing time stolen from him, and i had him)/gentry (i also have Crisp, so could play him over crisp)/denorfia.
    anybody notice that EYJ had 21 RUNS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gentry

  227. J-FOH says:
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    This rangers/rockies game is killing my draftkings plays today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, surprised to see it so low scoring

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Vegas had the game at 9 1/2….I think Colorado blew their load…of runs yesterday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not just yesterday… For like a week straight… Someone had cantaloupes to start Harrison…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I started Duffy and Turner in one so I could stack the crap out of Rockies….money lost. My Kennedy play is nice…so was Flowers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How ya doing overall?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: 2nd in one and 8th in another

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Have you won any $

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: nothing major. Im in the black though

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @J-FOH: COL turns back into road COL all at once.

  228. Grey,

    I have a pretty well-rounded offense. Do I drop Brantley for Springer?

    • @Carns: Well, looks like Brantley went yard so nevermind. How’s that for fickle?

  229. Jett says:
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    Was just offered Alex Wood for Fernando Rodney. Should I take it and gamble that Wood will stay a starter or be a starter once again this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  230. MB says:
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    Brantley a good get for kazmir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  231. Hondo says:
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    Drop L.Martin for Springer?

    If not,drop Cron?

    All would be superfluous bench guys.
    12 team 5×5 HxH,3 OF( Blackmon,Jennings,Werth,Martin and R.Davis for SB when he plays)2 UT(Rendon,Laroche,)

    Infield is set with Abreu,Dozier,Tulo,Arenado and Salty,but if Tulo breaks I’m more effed than fancy frozen French fries.The WW is the Sahara of SS.

    My Dad was back in the hospital when the season started,so I was just going to co-manage a team this year with my version of Rudy,but since Pops is home now and bouncing back pretty well, I got bored and spontaneously drafted this Yahoo Public team which starts next week.It’s pretty crazy right now with all the roster tweaking,

    I picked up Cron by mistake,the first couple days after the draft all the undrafted players were on waivers and claims just sat there for a couple days until they cleared.I didn’t realize that had changed after the standard WW period and that I was committing,I thought I had a couple days. Now I’m kind of curious how he will play out.Is it worth the spot?I’ve only done a public league once and there wasn’t much trading.I figure to give him until Aroldis comes off the DL and I need the spot if he’s not Trouterizing it.If he is,I’m not sure what I’ll do.
    Right now I’ve used 5 of my 6 weekly moves.Bruce was dropped and I was thinking of grabbing him to DL after Chapman comes off,but then I remembered what a roid he is in H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that works… That’s crazy you’re drafting this late…. Be interesting to see how it does with you knowing what you do now compared to then…. Hope your dad feels better! Grab Bruce

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah,at first it felt like cheating,then I realized that the absent drafters had set up queues to screw me over with,so it definitely wasn’t a cherry pick.

        Thoughts on Wilmer Flores?Could be the SS backup I crave to stave the knave Tulo’s imminent DL time off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll go over him tomorrow

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    finally TEX decides to win a game but MF’ers are up by too much.

  233. goodfold2 says:
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    ROSSCUP is pitching, i was just reading about this guy a few hours ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Z Rosscup! Fun name…

  234. KillerB says:
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    @Grey — dynasty league, both $1, who do you like ROS and beyond: Khris Davis or Colby Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

      • B says:
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        @Grey: Would you dump Bourn, Heyward or Kemp before Khris Davis?

  235. Chris says:
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    does Polanco for Niese sound like a decent trade? I need pitching and would get Niese.

    The guy I would trade with seems to want to go Mcallister for Polanco.

    Niese seems ok not so sure I would go Macallister for him.

    Thoughts?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Chris: prospect crazy people would probably give you more. find out who those people are in yr league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  236. SteveNZ says:
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    There goes the perfect game. My sister is starting him, so good job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  237. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    look at this happy horse sht, kennedy think’s it’s 2011 again! this is why i drafted this guy in my first year ever, first league (18 team H2H 2012) as my ace, per Razzball around the 5th round (which was his ADP that year)

  238. Tony Cingrani's Ego says:
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    you like hanley or longo more ros?

  239. SteveNZ says:
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    Hoping that this season from Gyorko isn’t just going to be one false dawn after another…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not

  240. Peejer says:
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    Stroman /carabello(bench) FOR bailey & betances(bench)

    Who wins this in a 5×5 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey

  241. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    dom brown being dropped everywhere, i didn’t even ask about some other leagues but in my NL only who’s the drop for him? venable (likely him)/lake/crawford (LA)/khris davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: i didn’t mention this is net steals in this league, does that change it (small sample, but venable is -3, he’s stealing steals from my team)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are doing anything, if you want to lose Venable go for it

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    SON likes Milone at home against the Nats tomorrow – what do the non-machines think?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: rather mejia/fausto/w.chen

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: not for fantasy,

      I like that outside of that Boston game he has only given up one HR in 4 April starts, on the other hand he had 4 K’s over 3 games. On a third hand he has had only one game start at home this year and last year had much better numbers at home than the road. I do love my AL arms vs. NL teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  243. swinging3.0 says:
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    theres a scene in blow where bobcat goldthwait is melting coke to see where the cut burns away and hes like.. “f*ck me running, 160°!”

    thats how pleasantly surprised i feel when i look at brantleys stats. well done sir and thank you king grey.

    “….i cant feel my face… i mean i can touch it, i just cant feel it.” great scene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  244. hoog says:
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    So i’m no expert, but I feel like reading Razzball is like staying at a Holliday Inn. I feel confident. On tuesday I was able to flip Todd Frazier and Lincecum for Beltre! and then today I made three separate trades:
    #1 – Brantly for Rosario
    #2 – Pedroia, Lee, Buchholz and Derek Holland for Cano, Anibal, and Verlander
    #3 – Archer and a 2015 Draft Pick (best players available are usually like a kuroda-ish pitcher or desmond jennings OF) for GIO and Matt Holiday.

    It’s a 12 team H2H keeper league. All players acquired will be kept, only lee, archer and pedroia would have been kept in the other deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @hoog: don’t know what confidence has to do with Holliday Inn, but those are some sick trades man.

  245. desert_heat says:
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    H2H
    My SGray and NEovaldi for PFielder too much ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  246. J Boy says:
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    Grey, just bought low on Votto and Holliday – what do you see them doing ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Votto, I think Holliday’s overrated

  247. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Need one for a utility player: Middlebrooks, Lind, J. Francisco, or just grab the hot hand?

  248. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Cool. Rollin’ with the hot hand, like Bob Marley on 25 cent wing night. Thanks!

  249. nick the dick says:
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    Yo G who to grab for a little pop? Fransisco, ramos or headley? Not sure if fransisco will still play consistently with lind back. Headley back Saturday.

  250. jo says:
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    hey grey, I’m an alex wood owner, would you drop him? i have him at RP, because he’s SP/RP eligible, if i do drop him here is who i can add; alfredo simon, fallas keuchel, tanner roark, roberto hernandez, robbie ross & thats basically it

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