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Going back to one of my old favorites, that I didn’t like for awhile, then did like, then loved, then hated, then should’ve loved but hated, then was nonplussed about, then Googled nonplussed to make sure I used it right, then took a nap, then clapped my hands, shot up out of bed and kissed my ‘Donna Martin graduates’ screenshot, scrubbed my undercarriage with my Q-Bert loofah and sat down to write about why you should sell Anibal Sanchez.  Anibal’s K-rate is in the dumper.  Big enough sample size to be concerned — that’s not what she said!  Huh?  His velocity is off.  More concern.  That dirty Sanchez!  He hasn’t been great, but he’s been much worse when you throw out favorable luck.  His xFIP is at 3.91, and he looks similar to the pitcher he was in 2010 when he had a 7 K/9 and a 3.55 ERA.  Only he was in Florida then and against NL teams.  I could see Anibal’s ERA continuing to rise and I don’t see much relief for his lack of Ks (currently a 6.9 K/9).  6.9 K/9?  Who are you, Chase Anderson?  Who the hell is Chase Anderson?  I wouldn’t sell Anibal for tickets to see PM Dawn, but I would explore options.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mike Zunino – Ain’t such thing as halfway crooks, looked at the free agents catchers and shook.  Yeah, yeah, I’m a shook one.

Chris Colabello – It feels like only yesterday Colabello was the apple of many waiver wires.  I say how about dem apples?!  A little Delicious, but prolly more Granny Smith.  By the by, I wanna try one of those apples that tastes like grapes, don’t you?  How did our forefathers live without grapples?  They didn’t have any premonitions to build this country on the hope of one day discovering a grapple, did they?  For forefathers no foresight, say that fast 117 times!

Chris Carter – Prolly will hit 7 homers this weekend, or strikeout 15 times.  Actually it’s likely on the latter, as he gets rung up.  Pun point!

Arismendy Alcantara – Will remain with the Cubs and I just went over him this morning.  You didn’t read this morning?  My feelings are hurt but not enough to not tell you to pick him up.  The Greek God of Arismendy!

Jed Lowrie – I’m most interested in Lowrie, as a guy that isn’t nearly as exciting as Wong, but could be more valuable.  Will he be more valuable?  Hard to say.  The A’s do seem to go on stretches where a new guy steps up every two weeks and it could be Lowrie’s turn.

Kolten Wong – I love me some Wong.  Stop giggling; it’s childish.  Ever have so much love for one guy that you can’t even breathe anymore?  Unlikely or you wouldn’t be reading this.  Unless we have afterlife readers.  Hey, afterlife readers!

Chase Headley – I don’t like Headley.  Seriously, stop giggling!  Can’t get excited about a Padres hitter unless he gives speed.  Headley has been hitting over .400 in the last week (though that is being lifted by games in Coors).

Conor Gillaspie – He has three homers in the last three days.  Guess what he is?  Rhymes with hawt beautato.

Mike Moustakas – He’s actually been good for the last month and a half.  Okay, good for him.  Talking six homers and around a .250 average.

Jacob deGrom – I’m neither here nor there on deGrom.  I think he’s a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start.  And here’s why you want to trust SON.

Dillon Gee – Not a streamer.  I repeat, not a streamer.  Gee is someone you just own and supplement his low Ks with a middle reliever.  If your league doesn’t play middle relievers, then it’s a weekly deep league and Gee is already owned, so that means Gee is ownable in every league because the other leagues should be playing middle relievers.

Jimmy Nelson – I just gave you my Jimmy Nelson fantasy.  It was written while sitting under a rainbow.

Ken Giles - Been some buzz building about Giles taking over for Papelbon when he is almost definitely traded.  Giles does hit 103 on the speed gun, which isn’t just good at winning a plush toy at the local carnival, it can be used to turn into a Donkeycorn.  It does seem like Sandberg is leaning towards skipping Bastardo, who is still dealing with being fatherless.

Zach Putnam – What’s in a Putnam?  Not a whole lot, unfortch, but maybe some SAGNOF goodness.

Brad Ziegler – I do believe Gibson when he says he wants Addison Reed to be the closer.  But put ‘want’ in one hand and ‘Reed just not looking good’ in the other hand and you have two empty hands.  How are you even putting ‘want’ in one hand?  Do you have magical hands?

Andy Dirks – I just went over my thoughts on Dirks, whose return is imminent, “Between Rajai, Torii and J.D., there should be enough playing time to go around for Dirks in deeper daily leagues where you can platoon him.  Keep in mind, Dirks isn’t just an onomatopoeia of Dr. Evil’s dancing, he could provide power and light speed without killing you in average.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Nolan Reimold – You knew he’d be in this Buy column.  You knew it, not because you’re psychic or someone people should burn at a stake, but because it’s Reimold and I can’t stop liking him no matter how little he does.

Chris Coghlan – He looked like he was straight fire from Sunday until Tuesday, then I picked him up.  Where you think he’s at now?  Well, he’s not straight garlic butter that you slice onto your Wagyu, but he could have some hot schmotato left in him.

Lorenzo Cain – I don’t understand how he’s owned in less than 50% of leagues.  No, fo’serious, now that Matthew Berry is retiring from fantasy to open a gastropub in Red Hook (guessing what he plans on doing, and this seemed like the douchiest thing), he doesn’t need to own 27,000 teams to stock his virtual trophy case.  Where are all of these leagues that Cain is available in?

David Peralta – Hitting near .400 in the last week.  The Hitter-Tron doesn’t love him in the short-term, but the Hitter-Tron touches itself to the movie Short Circuit, so there’s that.

Justin Ruggiano – How is he not nicknamed Cheese Wagstaff?  Is this just an oversight on the fantasy community?  Does the fantasy community consist of 14 million men and four women in their respective mom’s basements, licking Cheetos orange off their fingers?  I got questions, y’all!

SELL

Alex Rios – I almost said to sell Beltre, and I kinda did by even mentioning him, but the Rangers are a mess.  Whatever we were expecting of them this season, that went out the window.  Not the window you painted onto the basement wall, but an actual window.  A little personal backstory about Rios, I’ve owned him in his two lousy years of the past five years and never had him for his good years.  So, yes, I am bitter like your aunt.  But doode is straight garbage that sat under your dorm couch for three years.  He’s hitting .303, due to a .363 BABIP, and he still only has 14 steals.  That’s terrific…for a part-time outfielder!  If you’re only stealing one base every six games or so, you need to be hitting for power.  He has 4 homers.  Okay, I hate him.  Carl Crawford has 4 homers and he’s been out the majority of the year and hasn’t been good when healthy.  I wouldn’t sell Rios for a scotch bonnet lozenge, but I would explore offers.

  1. Fungazi says:
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    Think I’ve picked up Wong 4 times already this year. Let’s go!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • wOBA the Hutt says:
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      @Fungazi: Him and DJ Lemahieu are the majority of the reason I have 50 moves already.

      • The Thumb says:
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        @wOBA the Hutt: I’ve owned Wong like 6 times and have over 160 moves. Granted a lot of that is adding, placing on DL/NA, adding another player back up

        • Fungazi says:
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          @The Thumb: lol.. every time I drop him I also am convinced I won’t pick him up again

          • Harry Hardenberg says:
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            @Fungazi: 5o moves is chump change.

            im pushing 250 right now. stream til i die.

  2. Carl Spackler says:
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    Need a 2nd basemen since Philips went down. Who do you like ROS Wong, Alcantera, Scotter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

      • EJ says:
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        @Grey: so you would drop Wong for Arismendy? Thanks

  3. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    Better keeper, AHeaney or JNelson?

  4. Andrew says:
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    I have Anibal unfortunately.. should I sit tonight at KC?

  5. sniff test says:
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    Lebron is back! Would you drop Craig for Reimold…or is that Cray Cray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sniff test: I’d drop Craig for anyone in most leagues

  6. Andrew says:
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    Agree with SON?

    Wheeler home vs Marlins $18
    Alvarez at Mets $7
    Kuroda at Orioles $6
    Feldman home vs Red Sox $1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Agreed, and wouldn’t start anyone after Alvarez

  7. tank1 says:
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    Trade Pedroia/C. Davis for any 2 of the following: Bruce, Moss or Ortiz? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tank1: Definitely, in that order

  8. Paul says:
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    Todd Frazier a strong return for Anibal if I can swing it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: I’d take Frazier

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: Cool – thanks. I know the Frazier owner loves him…but she also just lost Tanaka + has Wacha on the DL, so maybe I’ll get lucky.

  9. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Cmon Dozier do some damage in Colorado…i acquired Frazier so i can move Carpenter to 2nd and put Frazier at 3rd …i swear as soon as i got Frazier Dozier has had 2 good games to snap outta his funk so a huge series in Colorado will get me more in return when i move him….well now that i think of it…which 3 out of the 4 would u like…Frazier,Carpenter,Dozier or Ortiz…odd man out will get traded.

  10. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Mobb Deep!!!

  11. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 daily, roto, keeper, league
    Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed
    My OFs
    Stanton
    Ellsbury
    Cespedes
    Springer
    Stubbs

    Cain, Coughlan, L Martin, Kiermaier, Joyce, S Smith are all FAs, are any of them a better choice than Stubbs?
    Thanks

  12. RS says:
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    What type of return should you be able to get for Rios? Looking to upgrade SP and was going to put out offers of Rios for someone like Lester or Shields? Think either of these guys is the right range? 12 team 6 player keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RS: I’d take Lester… Maybe Zimmermann?

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: anybody giving those certainly doesn’t value rios even close to the way you do though. i mean i hope they could get those.

  13. Durkin says:
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    sold rios/hamels for billy hamilton/max scherzer earlier this week

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Thinking of offering Rios and Kazmir for Scherzer. Which side would you want?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Scherzer

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks! Offer sent.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

            • Charlie says:
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              @Charlie:

              Fuck yeah, he accepted Rios+Kaz for Scherzer!!!!! Thanks Grey!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice!

    • The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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      @Grey: @Durkin: Wow.

    • my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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      @Durkin: from a blind deaf man?

  14. The Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Has to be bad when Segura has the same counting stats as Rios…and you have them both on your team…and Heyward… Oy vey.

    Maybe Segura will invert his season splits–have a second half this year similar to his first half last year– just like Roenicke inverted his spot in the lineup? Maybe? Please? Pretty please?

  15. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Bastardo line was great..actually laughed out loud

  16. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    12 teamer h2h with XBH/OPS/net steals. 1 util, 1 each OFwith 1 any OF and 1 MI and 1 CI 2 C.
    lucroy/mesoraco (yeah it’s the best tandem in the league, paid fairly little)
    rizzo/hosmer/moss
    wong/alcantara
    donaldson/harrison
    segura/aybar
    hosmer/moss
    upton/cargo/dickerson/melky/braun/rajai/moss
    need to drop 2 to make room for cargo and a 7th SP slot.
    i currently have F-Her/Cobb/Kluber/Keuchel/stream spot, currently locke/nelson/pineda (DL)/paxton (DL)/walker
    looking like harrison and melky, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense

  17. John says:
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    Well got blackmon in a throw in on my last trade and thought id throw out blackmon and dozier for cano. Blackmon would not be starting for me when Edwin comes back so, what ya think? 10 tm h2h—-basically playing for four of 5 cats, SB im not competitive

    Now have to pick someone up,

    hosmer
    Harrison
    CAIN-he start everyday?

    Alcantara-meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

      • John says:
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        @Grey: What think of trade, yesterday you said no brainer but it changed a bit. blackmon dozier for Cano?

        Hope cano can hit 8-10 homers in second half!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cano side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  18. Matty says:
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    Longo and Anibal for Donaldson and Gee fair? If I can’t get Gee as an add-in am I getting screwed?
    I have both sells in my most competitive league. Ideally I can sell both at once.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Donaldson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee doesn’t matter in that trade

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Cool thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. Andrew says:
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    Should I drop Segura for Hardy, Miller, Mercer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  20. If I’m not mistaken, today marks the first mention by the Grey Matter of Ken Giles and his 100 MPH arm. Pencil it down: July 11, 2015. Saw Giles in Durham before he was called up and thought he might’ve been the hardest thrower in the current universe. Then he gets called up and his numbers are wacky good. I’m no scout but so far, so good and talent eventually rises to the top, right?….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, first mention by me, and I’m late to the party, I saw and he looks nasty… I grabbed him in the RCL yesterday…

  21. Jamiehov says:
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    Donna Martin Graduates was once my favorite chant when in a crowd until I watched an episode of Tori and Dean and realized how bad she now has it. Somehow I feel like its been cheapened. Each interaction between Dean and Tori carries the same level of awkwardness as the episode of “The Two Coreys” where Corey Feldman broke the news to Haim that they were doing Lost Boys 2 without him. Never before on TV have I seen someone go through each level of grief like Haim did in such a small amount of time. He was able to choke Feldman, cry on his shoulder and smoke three cigarettes in a 40 second span. I felt so bad for him, it was heartbreaking

    Anyways, Buy/Sell is my favorite segment of the week. I was relieved to not see Homer Bailey as a sell but I did see you mention it not being too early to drop him in the forum. Are you dropping Homer? I drafted he and Cobb as my top two starters and hold out hope that they will both come around. Both have been great in spots…

    Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

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      Haha, nice… I’d hold Bailey…

  22. Wait. This is 2014, I think. Anyway, I think Ken Giles is a sneaky-good long-term pickup. I’m trying to do that in one of my keeper leagues. I haven’t seen him pitch in the majors though. Anybody really excited by him? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait I thought you were the one excited about him?

  23. Thanks, Grey. Glad you saw Giles in major-league action and pounced. Will do the same.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  24. tals23 says:
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    I’m in a 12 team mixed league….is michael wacha coming back this year, or can he be dropped?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but I’d hold if I had a DL slot

  25. AKSNOW says:
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    Could CJ Cron outperform Adam LaRoche ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  26. Looking for some upcoming saves. Just dropped Grilli for Ken Giles in my Razzball league. My point being that he is a valid gamble. Or that I’m an upside sucker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just said I grabbed him… I wouldn’t own Grilli in any mixed league

  27. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    opening sentence …. 79 words !
    not your best , but certainly impressive .
    (nick would have forced you to take two breaks) .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, thanks!

  28. Moscowitz says:
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    shallow H2H team: Anibal or Cobb ROS?

    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: shallow league of course :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb

  29. Bry says:
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    Who’s the better pick up right now, Arismendy or Kolten?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arismendy

      • Bry says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    How do you feel about trading an outfielder like Polanco or Rios for someone like Britton? I didn’t draft any closers and yet I am in the thick of a five team battle for 1st in saves. My head says wait for someone to go down and get the replacement like I did with McGee, Lindstrom/Putnam, Jansen, Rondon, Smith and Melancon. I have Ziegler and Betances as just in cases. On the other hand, my ‘fantasy bone’ says if I get a Britton, I can get more saves. Precious saves! (And lower era and whip). Then I can go hide under my mountain…

    Ahem…got any strategy advice?

    Peace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trade for saves unless desperate and those guys are way too high to trade for saves even if desperate… Trade for a junky closer

  31. Sorry to be talking about Ken Giles so much. But sometimes I just base my enthusiasm on a player on something I THINK I see in one performance. Believe it or not, that tactic has backfired at times (at other times, weirdly, it hasn’t).

    I saw Giles just once in the minor leagues and he looked like a show-stopper. But what do I know? I like Razzball because so many people here have sharp eyes and I know how one performance can trick the viewer so I just wanted to know what people who had seen him longer and in the Majors thought.

  32. And you answered! And helped! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  33. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    if you’re still in a buying mood ,
    these guys make the best lemon ice in the world :
    http://www.lindyshomemade.com/

    the other flavors kinda suck
    and i don’t do those sissy sorbets , or anything .
    not that there’s anything wrong with that .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love me some lemon ice too… Thanks!

  34. Seph Meier says:
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    Melancon or Soria ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

  35. Seph Meier says:
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    Forever keeper league who do you prefer at 2B:

    Dozier or Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  36. AnniesBoobs says:
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    Love your work, Grey. To activate CarGo I need to dump one of Craig, Ruggiano or Duda. Who gets cut first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Craig

  37. david says:
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    don’t laugh, butqw should i pick up grady sizemore in a very shallow ml-only league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, not giving any info to go on

  38. Grant says:
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    I have Bauer streaming for the 2 starts this week. DeGrom is available on the waivers, whos start do you truely like better on Sunday. The Marlins always scare me streaming against.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Degrom

  39. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper

    For an updated trade from before

    My pence, cano, g cole, Ventura for
    Holliday, Kipnis, mesoraco, mike minor

    Nice OF already with pence, rios, Polanco, Brantley, a Gordon

    C is Gomes and Mauer DL

    Staff is Hamels, Richards, cole, Ventura, Stroman, wheeler, Arrieta.

    Better move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better move compared to what?

      • Sange76 says:
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        Sorry

        First offer to me was cano, pence, g cole
        For mesoraco, minor, votto…

        How is my counter offer above with Ventura added and Holliday coming back to me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2nd offer that is

  40. M says:
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    Who is the better waiver wire pick up the rest of the season, deGrom , Joe Kelly , Wheeler or better off streaming to SP 2 start weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  41. GusPike says:
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    Who to sit tonight?
    Gardner vs Miguel Gonzalez
    Holt vs Feldman
    Chris Davis vs Kuroda
    Corey Dickerson vs Kris Johnson (lefty, but in Coors)
    Arenado vs Kris Johnson

    Leaning Dickerson, but if not him then Holt…Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt

  42. Marv says:
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    Grey, love the site, bang up job (must be nice)
    10-tm Keeper H2h cat – Guy in my league is having a Fire sale
    Theses are the guys he throwing up (I would try and acquire): Arrietta, J Hammel, Teixeira, N. Walker, M. Betts, A. Hill, Lackey

    For the trade, I would have to dump a player to get a player, would you rank my bottom 4 guys like this: (lowest – trade away first) Dickey / Ventura / Arenado / Prado (highest)

    Are any of his guys a real improovement?

    thank, Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Arrieta is better than Dickey

  43. Tbone says:
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    Which lineup?
    2 – Cano
    3 – Rendon
    O – Holliday

    Or

    2 – Rendon
    3 – Frazier
    O – Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  44. Pat says:
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    Would you trade Anibel for Cliff Lee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  45. Robdouth says:
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    Playing in a 10 team ESPN league with 3 extra bench spots, which are currently overclogged with hitters. I’m running a total of 8 guys that qualify in OF and 3 that qualify in 3B. I’ve posted before so it may seem familiar. I’m still in first in my league but my lack of consistent production at 2B is killing my team at times. I’ve flopped all over the waiver wire with La Stella, Harrison, Gennett, but other than Gennett (and he platoons unforch) nothings worked. Tried and failed to make deals with guys with 2B because 2 of them gave up on the league and aren’t paying attention and the other is in 2nd place and obviously doesn’t want to deal with the guy in front of him.

    So I have two options:

    Guy willing to trade Aaron Hill for either Corey Kluber or Sonny Gray (don’t like this option because I’m overpaying for a slight upgrade, and I only have Teheran/Kluber/Gray/Roark/Cobb/streaming spot with 5 closers

    Other option is that Jed Lowrie just became available on waivers, and I thought he might be worth a look, but do I keep Gennett so that I have the MI flexibility (Tulo and Escobar at short) and drop one of the following:
    Chisenhall/Arenado/Zimmerman/Ozuna/Dickerson

    or do I just pick up Lowrie and drop Gennett and keep the overcrowded OF/3b? (can’t work a deal for any of them currently, but would love that extra spot for picking up another pitcher potentially.

    • Robdouth says:
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      @Robdouth:

      Too wordy, I’ll boil it down:

      Options

      A:Hill for Kluber/Gray

      B: Drop Gennett for Jed Lowrie outright

      c: Pickup Jed Lowrie, keep Gennett, Drop one of the following: Chisenhall, Arenado, Zimmerman, Ozuna, Dickerson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold Scooter

  46. Jamiehov says:
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    In a holds league should I drop qualls or Meija for Giles. Dead last in holds with Smith, Casey Janseen and whichever of the above two for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  47. uncdrew says:
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    For those of you who can get Cain, get Cain.

    When I look at my stupid roster after a frustrating night of bathing three kids and cleaning up their poop, his stat line makes me happy.

    Don’t you want to be happy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  48. Tom says:
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    Right rank: Hammel, Lincecum, Quintana, Hughes?

    I ranked Hammel first because he cooks some awesome alphabet soup – K%-BB%, FIP, xFIP, SIERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, looks fine

  49. Mike says:
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    Anibal for Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  50. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Mark Trumbo (foot) is in San Francisco with the Diamondbacks and could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.
    The plan has been to activate him immediately after the All-Star break, but Trumbo appears to have forced the club’s hand by hitting five homers over seven rehab games. We should find out shortly whether the Giants indeed plan on activating him early. Trumbo has been sidelined since late April with a stress fracture in his left foot.
    Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
    Jul 11 – 4:46 PM

  51. Carnac says:
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    “Yankees Acquire Jeff Francis”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  52. GusPike says:
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    Lots of emptiness from my SS position – currently have Mookie Betts who is not playing at all. Also have Danny Santana on DL.

    Waiver wire is:
    Jeter
    Yunel Escobar
    Jordy Mercer
    Zack Cozart
    and not much else.

    Can also probably get Alcides Escobar pretty cheaply in a trade (Betts and a swing in draft picks)

    Hold with Betts and hope he starts playing/hitting more?
    Go after Escobar?
    Anybody on waivers?
    Wait til Santana is back and drop Betts?

    Thanks all…

    Could

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  53. Clint says:
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    When Trumbo returns, whom do I drop to activate him?

    C: McCann
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Gordon
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Desmond
    OF: A. Jones, Polanco, Crisp
    Util: Rizzo, Machado
    Bench: K. Davis, A-Ram, Rajai, Arcia, Alcantara, Butler
    DL: Trumbo

  54. John E. Depth says:
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    Keeper league
    Drop Segura for Arismendy? Or Brad Miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  55. Mike says:
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    Moss and anibal for cargo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  56. Charlie says:
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    What do you think of trading Rios and acquiring Shields? I currently have 3 offers out.

    1) Rios for Lester
    2) Rios for Jordan Zimmermann
    3) Rios and Kazmir for Scherzer

    How would you rank those in order and where would Rios for Shields fall in that order? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3, 1, 2

  57. smegma says:
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    Round 3: Anibal/Segura/Marte/Ramos for Puig/Aybar/Rasmus. You didn’t like it with Bum, does Anibal tip it the other way? I’d drop Rasmus if accepted and pickup Montero until Gattis comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig side

  58. bterry says:
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    just picked up rios for McGee and Holland too. I have about a150 saves so it was a def strength on my team, but sheesh. Didn’t even make it a week before he appeared in the sell column.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still a solid trade

      • bterry says:
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        @Grey: I am hoping so. I had a glaring need for an of with rajai and revere in my lineup everyday. now my of is polanco, grandy, rios, cargo, melke. much improved I think. I still have chapman jansen and Rodney, plus some sagnof castilla and patrika so I should be good in saves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, makes sense

  59. Rob says:
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    Who would be your top 2 for the rest of this season only?

    Smyly, McHugh, Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  60. Champs says:
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    As always you have given me some great advice in this past and this year. In a yahoo keeper league with my 2 keepers I lost my 1st rounder “Da Prince” and made me a pauper for a while but trying to retool…or stop being a tool who knows….
    C- McCann
    1b-Abrue
    2b- Wong & Alcantara :)
    SS- Lowrie ( but been many others this year…)
    3b- Wright
    LF- Trout
    CF- Billy Hamilton
    Rf- Byrd ( after benching “i’m here to piss you off Craig)
    Util- A. Craig, Rajah Davis( can’t help it I am a fan ) & Brock Holt

    Pitchers-
    Max S, Ventura, A. Cobb, A. Wood, H. Alvarez, Jimmy Nelson( Just picked him up last night ) & Garrett Cole on DL
    Relievers- Robertson, K Jansen & my mancrush Betances
    Just recently was close to last place and trying to march myself up & out..

    1) Tori Hunter is on WW today and available…would you drop Craig to pick him up with the situation in St L and the awful play? Would you drop someone else for Hunter? If so who?

    2) Was considering making the move on picking up Ken Giles today as well but who do I drop…? Quick acting league so figure he will be gone by end of weekend.

    Also following players available on WW as well,- D. Gee, Ruggiano, Coghlin, Kron, dispaigne & C Young….
    Any and all help is always appreciated…It’s been dark and damp in the cellar & I need to see daylight soon!
    Thanks Gray & owe you a cold one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Craig… You have no one to drop for Giles…

      • Champs says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you …much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey. Given the rangers are out of the race, would it have any negative effect on Darvish’s value for rest of this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  62. Johnny Podres says:
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    FRAZIER/CORY DICK FOR J ZIMM/OZUNA—–WHICH SIDE?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  63. Johnny Podres says:
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    Bryce Harper for Lester make sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  64. Jacks says:
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    You called me out about Rzimm on the previous post (!!!), so thought I should clarify … Rzimm has recently started crushing, after being pretty dreadful in June. Past 9 games he’s hitting well over .400 with 8 RBIs. No HRs, but 6 doubles in that stretch. If you watch his ABs, he’s blistering the ball more often than not. I think the HRs come and I think he’ll be a top 25 hitter ROS.

    I know you’ve been disappointed by the game more times than you can remember, but he still knows how to swing that stick and I’d target him as a buy low.

    • Jacks says:
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      @Jacks: don’t know where “the game” came from, I mean disappointed by Rzimm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  65. Tony says:
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    I want to pick up Jimmy Nelson, who would you drop for him between Eovaldi, Stroman, Keuchel? I’m leading towards Eovaldi since he’s forgotten how to strike people out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuechel

  66. WalleyWorld says:
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    Dynasty league. I have Porcello and someone is asking me what it would take to get him. Not sure what a fair return is here, but my team is weak at SS and Corner OF with both Myers and Pollack on my DL. I have Buxton in my minors so not worried about CF. He has the likes of mookie betts and arismendy alcantera. Should I target one of them? I have ownership of Trevor story and alen Hanson, but they are still question marks. I also have villar on my roster. Any advise? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Arismendy for Porcello

  67. Jack says:
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    In my OBP H2H league I’m wondering if Pujols is a good sell high. Is my Pujols, Lincecum and Rosario for his Wainwright a good deal for me? I will replace Rosario with Martin and eventually Mauer when he gets off the DL. Pujols would have to be replaced by Dunn, Duda, Howard or Holt (if steals needed) until Bautista gets 5 more games at 1B and then with my UTIL spot open I would probably go with Byrd (if I need power) or maybe Span or Revere (if I need speed).

    Is this a good deal for me?

    Also, is Bautista going to get 5 more (after tonight) games at 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like trading for a top SP, but the deal is fair

  68. Zach says:
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    Hey Grey
    I need a SS for my 10 team h2h. I currently have Segura and Betts. I was offered Dee Gordon for Melky Cabrera. Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gordon

      • Zach says:
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        Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. I just noticed Bautista has 4 starts at 1B. I don’t remember ever seeing him there, but if he gets a 5th he’ll be 1B eligible (Yahoo! league) that solves my need for backup 1B, which is where I’m employing Cron at the moment, and I could switch him out for an OG. Do you have any insight as to when the Blue Jays use Bautista at 1st and when he might be likely to get that 5th start? I couldn’t find a web site that showed when those games took place.

    A less complicated question: I know it’s a crap shoot, but in looking for saves I’ve got Ziegler with Putnam on waivers. Do you think it’s worth making the switch? Or maybe speculating on the backup in Texas, Philly, or Boston?

    Thanks, and have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      While Edwin’s been injured… I’d go Putnam over Ziegler… You too!

    • @Enrique: Never mind on the Bautista question. Just saw from a previous question and checking the lineups that he’s getting his 5th start at 1B tonight.

      In that case, would you suggest dropped Cron for someone like Coghlan or Viciedo or Ruggiano or Michael Saunders? Jeez, writing those names makes me think I’m better off holding onto Cron until a better alternative arises.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  70. JT says:
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    Grey, in a 5 x 5 league, would you start Hahn, Archer, both, or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of their matchups, but sure

  71. Oliver says:
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    Which side do you like, O Wise One?

    Pujols, Anibel, Longoria for Frazier, Kershaw, Chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

      • Oliver says:
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        @Grey: Excellent! We’ll see if he bites.

  72. Zontar says:
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    Sup Grey, love the work

    Who do you take ROS?
    Matt Dominguez
    Conner Gillaspie
    Brock Holt
    Josh Harrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt, depends on needs

  73. Bob says:
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    So Chris Davis. You starting him, benching him until he figures things out? Would you start Cron over him until then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Davis

  74. royce! says:
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    Dropped Alcantara during yesterday’s game (premature defenestration) — should I now drop Coghlan or Ruggiano for him?

    Also, Headley did homer against Kershaw, so he’s basically 2001 Barry Bonds right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Well, Bonds did have a giant head, so I guess they’re the close enough… Ruggiano…

  75. Curt says:
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    Keeper league……Who do you like most for the present/future Jake McGee, Wade Miley, Jimmy Nelson or Ken Giles???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, apples and oranges on some of these guys

  76. SallyCips says:
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    Traded Rios for Chris Davis last week. Needed 1b more than OF. Who finishes higher in the rankings this season?

    Also, offered a catching desperate owner Mauer for Lester. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Davis, but don’t love either… I’d want Lester, it’s not close

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Grey! The Lester owner balked, can’t say that I blame him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. JT says:
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    Grey, my apologies for not providing necessary info:
    Archer is pitching against Toronto at home and Hahn is pitching on the road in L.A. versus the Dodgers. Would you still start them both?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @JT: I’m starting Hahn. Prayer tetrahedral?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them both, don’t love either

  78. Mike says:
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    Harper and hosmer

    For

    Moss and choo

    Who wins?

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Mike: the two Hs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  79. The Thumb says:
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    My current rotation is: Teheran, Gray, Cobb, Gee, Hahn, Nelson, Paxton (DL). 10 team

    If I can swing Pujols for Strasburg should I? Currently second in ERA and third in WHIP with that staff.

    I’m only hesitant because Pujols seems to be good for about 10-13 more homers and 35-40 RBI and my offense is in a tight race. Are his peripherals really that bad?

    Sorry for the long post and enjoy the weekend great Mustachioed one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…You too!

  80. Teddy Heater says:
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    Grey,
    Lets reminisce about Grapples………. I use to have a produce business down here in SoCal. I was the young 20 something kid with spikey bleach tips wearing Abercrombie & Fitch slanging fruit at a bunch of Farmer’s Markets! Short story long, I sold all the weird fruit hybrids Pluots, Apriums, Asian Pears, Dinosaur Eggs etc… and of course I wanted to start growing Grapples! Who wouldn’t!?! They look and sound amazing! But here comes the truth……….. It’s a Fuji Apple injected with Purple Kool-Aid. (hey 2 Kool-aid references on back to back Friday’s)Long Story Short; Grapples = Bangfizzle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love apriums! I just Googled Grapples and Kool-Aid and there was one article about it… Is this serious? Is that really how they make them?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I would never lie to with a man with such a beautiful mustache!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is the best thing I’ve heard today, I hope it’s true…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Trumbo’s activated, who said he’d be back after the Allstar break?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Teddy Heater: oops I threw an extra “with” in the last comment! TGIF, I don’t think I’ve said or typed TGIF in like 15 years!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  81. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    what do you think of Iwakuma and Kluber for MadBum in a daily 5×5 h2h with no ip limit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum’s better than those two, but don’t love it

  82. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    zielger/n.ramirez/giles/putnam for SAGNOF currently. rondon just blew one, but he’s been hella better than reed or anybody on WSOX.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: so who’s the one guy to pickup now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rondon

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: no rondon free agent. best of those 4 is?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ziegler

              • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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                @Grey: interesting since at 3:07 it was otherwise (which had i the time at the time would have seen that). grabbed ziegler, and likely agree that when/if he gets job it’s his job, not like WSOX mess. as accurate as i’m being now, i have little memory of the 7:58 comment.

  83. Fish says:
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    Is this the end of the Hector Rondon era? Shall we begin the era of Neil Ramirez and his oh-so-sexy K%?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can grab him, but I don’t think Rondon’s done

  84. slew says:
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    just noticed that Springer is NOT in the lineup (twitter.) Not sure why he’s scratched, but change it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • go says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i missed out on 2 arenado doubles in lineup and first good day since off Dl being not at computer at time. would’ve benched springer here.

  85. The Thumb says:
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    Nolan Arenado a good buy low or do you think the thumb could be one of those season long power killers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him low

  86. Gustuvson says:
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    Quick question: For a keeper league… Would you trade George Springer and Chris Sale for Bryce Harper and AAron Harang? Obviously to Keep Harper. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  87. Rob says:
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    Would you drop A. Hill for Wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  88. Ron says:
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    I traded Prado for shields. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid

    • The Thumb says:
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      @Ron: Props

  89. costaricanchata says:
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    billy hamilton looking like the rubber-band man
    as he gets to 1st base on a hit .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The joys of being young again

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        had to go there , eh ? kid .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Sorry, pappy!

  90. The Thumb says:
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    Alcantara higher than Wong/Gennett based more on skill set or not having platoon problems?

    2B has been a hole blacker than Frank Underwood’s heart all year. That fucking Gyork!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong has been in the bottom of his lineup… Scooter is platooning… Arismendy seems to be starting and at the top of the lineup….

  91. ROMANAZO says:
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    Drop Chris Young NYM, Add Arismendy Alcantara???

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  92. royce! says:
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    Ugh, streaming Alvarez in the RCL because he had an ERA under 1 over 21+ IP against the Mets this season…lost Tanaka and Phillips this week…still early!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Dah…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Dah indeed. I would never give up on a league, but this season is testing me…lost over 10 points in the last week or so, and now Al K is in first. Still have a screen cap from the few days that I was in first (like a month + ago)!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m tied in the first with Rudy in our RCL… Gonna be a fight!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: Nice! Took a look at your lineup. For your sake, I hope your underperforming hitters like Longo and Zimm start mashing and you pull ahead for good…for entertainment’s sake, I hope it comes down to the last week and the Razzball readers get to see the gloves come off…don’t punch into his hair–it’s booby trapped

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… I know, dare to dream Longo and Zimm actually do something…

  93. ferris says:
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    would you drop carl Crawford in nl only 8 team for a guy like giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if I needed saves, but doubtful

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I should say if desperate for saves

  94. los locos says:
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    Napoli or Duda, ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  95. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    The biggest preseason and early season pro-Sanchez guy (yeah you Grey) is now telling us to sell. Ugh!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Preseason Grey: Sanchez, Bumgarner, Price or Tanaka… Sanchez

        Current Grey: Sanchez, Lincecum, Ubaldo or Steve Nebraska… Steve Nebraska!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: anabelle was ranked ahead of tanaka, as an ace preseason. a good amount of spots as it were. a whole lot of liriano/cobb/annabelle teams abound. tanaka was ranked right around where espn/yahoo had him (actually lower)

  96. slew says:
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    J Zimmerman left game with undisclosed injury. Shizz!

    • slew says:
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      @slew: @slew: threw pitch, shook fingers on his right hand and then screamed for help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, doesn’t sound good.

      • Hondo says:
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        @Grey: It didn’t look that bad.Nats announcers saying no word in the 7th.
        I can see a runaround until after the ASB.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds bad from what I read

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: having just traded for him, this is sickening.

  97. Pope says:
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    Grey, have you seen Longo play at all this year? You have any hope or have you been shopping him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks as struggling as his numbers are… I own him, but don’t have much hope as of right now…

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: For sure. Everyone seems to be saying he looks like sh*t. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. los locos says:
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    Beltre is the best player they have, why would sell him. He’s seems to be the guy doing all the hitting?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Think this was kinda covered by what he typed next to the name ‘Beltre’. *Wink Emoticon*

  99. Joeg414 says:
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    Zimms replacement: Volquez ( if I can get him: on waivers) , Shoemaker or Harang ? 6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  100. jef with 1 f says:
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    Another nice night for wheeler…hopefully he’s starting to turn the corner…need to see it against someone other then the Marlins..he owns them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally, F

  101. jef with 1 f says:
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    God I hope zimms alright …dodged a bullet with baily..hoping to get lucky once more but that didn’t look good…hopefully he just had wet tail and had to leave early

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, doesn’t sound good…

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: yea…Garza hit the wire..Hes my best option if zimms down

  102. SamYo says:
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    Who’s another OF that you should target when you want to trade Rios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need…Maybe Bruce, maybe Harper, maybe Moss

  103. Jwjung21 says:
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    Drop Allen Craig for CJ Cron?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @Jwjung21: DO IT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. los locos says:
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    you take Donald or Beltre for the ROS? I have Arenado and Machado. But I can stick one of those guys in my U spot. Looking for power and RBI. May cost me Arendo and 3rd rd pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre, but it’s a coin flip

      • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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        @Grey: interesting since a few weeks ago that was a clear son of donald.

  105. jef with 1 f says:
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    Wong with another ding dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  106. frankgrimes says:
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    panda!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  107. TJ says:
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    Dee Gordon/Andrew McCutchen for Kyle Seager/Tori Hunter/David Ortiz?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @TJ: Cutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon side, not close

  108. JoeG414 says:
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    Zimm with a right bicep cramp. So, I guess it could of been worse

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @JoeG414: Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not bad at all

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: thank jebus. not cool that i was in some weird sit that i could only find this out now. 3 hours later. don’t even believe in jebus.

  109. JoeG414 says:
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    If healthy : Willingham or Lind ros?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Thinking of cutting Willingham for Lind, then DLing him (cutting Holland)to pickup Shoemaker. Whata think? 6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willingham

  110. Mello Yello says:
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    Wong Gone again!! This guy’s going all Craig Biggio on the shizz!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. john says:
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    Cain or hosmer Edwin replacement kinda a rehash here but wonder about Cain staying 1-2 when Gordon back and they put soki at leadoff doh!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  112. los locos says:
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    you take Donalsond or Beltre for the ROS? I have Arenado and Machado. But I can stick one of those guys in my U spot. Looking for power and RBI. May cost me Arendo and 3rd rd pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: My fault, sorry.. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

  113. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Arrieta or Anibal ROS?

  114. Mike says:
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    Any of these CI worth picking up?

    Mcgeehee, loney, Gillaspie, carter, castellanos, cron

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: McGehee, Cron, and Castellanos in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Castellanos

  115. Mello Yello says:
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    Loving how G-Unit got snubbed in the All Star voting…give a freak pitcher extra motivation why don’t ya? Him and Dee Gordon for FA pickup of the year man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  116. Jonesy says:
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    Got a prospect draft coming up next week. Many of the big sexy names are gone, but many are not. Thoughts on rankings of the following guys for value the can bring next year and the year after, with bonus points added for the sooner they make the bigs, and position scarcity (our rules allow us to take a prospect, then then protect them for the following two years);

    Miguel Sano
    Carlos Correa
    Addison Russsell
    Francisco Lindor
    Austin Hedges
    Joc Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Lindor, Correa, Russell, Pederson

  117. Mike says:
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    Cargo or Harper ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  118. Wilson says:
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    SON doesn’t like Gray start ($4.4 vs SEA) but like Ryu ($19.6 vs SD) on 7/13.

    And Gray did a good job but Ryu did’t in their last start.
    Will you start them on 7/13 or not? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both

  119. ron says:
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    i gave up wilson ramos, yordano ventura, and hector rondon for cliff lee and d’arnaud. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lee side, it’s fair

  120. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, Wong or mcgehee? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  121. costaricanchata says:
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    about that called 3rd strike ,
    punto said it best
    “that’s effin terrible !”

      • Kid A says:
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        @J-FOH: absolute bullshit. Everyone in my section cooing. Scumbags.

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: I hate human umps, bring on the robots

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @J-FOH: have agreed with that forever. lazers man, lazers.

  122. Paz says:
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    trade Brantley for Holliday and Howard?

    leaning toward brants

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  123. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    starting to feel sick about trading porcello and wright (starting to up his looking-good-ness) for zimmerman. i know it was good trade when i made it. freaking gross. “feel sick” is wrong phrase since i know i did right. like losing a lottery ticket in a girlfriends purse who just happens to break up with you without knowing about ticket. it’s only a few thousand. still feel bad though, you can still taste her.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he’s okay

  124. costaricanchata says:
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    huston street tweets to benoit :
    “i said GROW some balls … not throw” .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  125. costaricanchata says:
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    street’s K/BB = 34/7
    but only 30/7 , if you don’t count vs puig .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  126. fausto says:
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    Greyt writeup! Phillips down…is he droppable in a 10 tm h2h? I have harrison who is somehow 2b elig in yahoo but hes platooney/streaky hes my only 2b option right now. 1 move left until after the ALL-STAR week. Not trusting wongs shoulder or stl offense sans molina and ive owned him twice already. Alcantera or Lowrie? (Or wong I swore I wouldn’t go back but..he’s. ..hitt-)

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @fausto: you know as a STL person molina hasn’t anything (or at most little) to do with STL offense (or lack of) for quite a while now. it will be a problem for STL pitching with him gone for sure. Alcantera above names higher than Lowrie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: Thanks! Yeah, he’s droppable…Arismendy

  127. SteveNZ says:
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    Eff McGowan. Seriously eff him to all heck.

    Last time he did this, I dropped him in a fit of annoyance. He was then picked up by my H2H opponent last week and he helped him beat me in WHIP.

    He then dropped him and I grabbed him back cos he’s SP eligible so has added value in a Holds league. The first thing he does back on my team? 0.0 IP, 3 Walks, 3 ER.

    You couldn’t make it up. Meanwhile THIS week’s opponent has Hamilton, Beltre and Utley all hitting north of .450.

    *Stamps feet* It’s not fair!

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @SteveNZ: i do remember the last time mcgowan bit it. i had him. not this time though.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: And it all happened with two outs. No disgrace in walking Longoria, but James Loney too? FFS. And as soon as I saw it was Sean-Rod up next, I kinda knew what would happen. The only time he hits is when he’s in a position to do me ill.

  128. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Gennett, Wong, Harrison or Alcantara Over Dozier? ROS

    2. Sandoval, Bogaerts, Freese, Dominguez, McGehee, Harrison, Gillaspie, or Holt Over Rendon?

    3. My Team – D. Norris– C
    Goldy – 1B
    Dozier – 2B
    Rendon – 3B
    Andrus – SS
    Stanton – OF
    Puig – OF
    Rios – OF
    Springer – OF
    Rizzo – 1B
    Moss – 1B,OF
    Polanco – OF

    E. Santana
    Cueto
    Shields
    Fister
    Arrieta
    Gio Gonzalez
    Ventura
    A. Wood
    Rosenthal
    Papelbon
    Joe Smith

    Opponents Team – Vogt
    Hosmer
    D. Murphy
    P. Alvarez
    Desmond
    Trout
    Cruz
    Hamilton
    Segura
    Adams
    Encarnacion
    Markakis
    BJ Upton
    Wainwright
    Smyly
    Lynn
    Bailey
    S. Miller
    Leake
    J. Hammel
    Reed
    Romo
    Soriano

    My Stats – Runs – 25, HRs – 5, RBIs – 19, SBs – 1, AVG – .242, Ws -4, SVs – 8, Ks – 53, ERA – 3.25, WHIP – 1.07

    Opponents Stats – Runs – 29, HRs – 10, RBIs – 33, SBs – 3, AVG – .333, SVs – 0, Ks – 26, ERA – 3.79, WHIP – 1.31

    I have Shields @Home vs. DET and Cueto @Home vs. PIT before All star Break
    Opponent has Wainwright @MIL and Leake @Home vs. PIT before All star Break

    Can I catch him in offense and Stay ahead in Pitching? We are tied 5-5 H2H, 12 Team Y! Standards League. Im in 1st he is in 2nd..Big week…We face each other till the 20th due to All Star Break.

    I Know its a big week+ plus for me. That’s why this Question/Questions are big. Hope you can help me Grey!

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SMLV1:

      seems highly unlikely that you’ll win any of the offensive categories .
      maybe in SB ‘s , if hamilton can’t run .
      not much that Grey can do for you , except wish you good luck .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Agree with Chata…. I’d go Dozier…I’d go Rendon…

  129. Russell Clark says:
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    Once again another brilliant article by the greymeister. Did someone say SASSY!!!!!!?????

    By the way, what makes you, I dunno…. SASSY???

  130. ram says:
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    AJ Pollock as pickup for somebody in need of steals – keeper league (3 yrs) – too soon, not good anyway, other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ram: Sure, I could see grabbing him

  131. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great stuff as always. perfect read here in Holland for the saturday morning, and no World Cup references. we Dutch like that right now.;-)

    Slowly climbing out of the basement of my 12 team 5×5 league, my pitching staff is consisting of Yu, Gio, Arrieta, Archer, Hahn, Uehera, Smith, Meijia, Davis, Putnam and Petricka.

    Gee is a free agent in my league (With plenty of pitch and ditch action) and I want to pick him up and drop Archer or Hahn. I want to keep my Chicago combo until there is a clear cut closer. Should I drop Archer or Hahn for Gee? I can use his ratio’s.

    thanks!

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Bas: Archer

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Bas:

      kick Brazil’s azz .
      you owe us .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Ha, thanks! Archer

  132. Steve says:
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    Kipnis or Wong ROS
    Thx

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve: Kipnis

  133. paulzone says:
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    Which two of these for my OF and Util spots:

    Ozuna, Belt and Marte

    Thanks!

    • paulzone says:
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      @paulzone: oh, 5 usual categories plus obp, errors and gidp…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @paulzone: Ozuna for sure. Belt if you need power, Marte if you need steals

  134. Steve says:
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    Rosenthal or melanson ROS?
    Thx!!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Steve: Rosie

  135. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for your article as always.

    Could you rank these OFs for ROS?
    Pence , Josh Hamilton , Kemp , Polanco

    Thanks Have a nice weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: No problem, I’ll have a top 100 on Tuesday

  136. Ryan says:
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    Keeper league.

    Whats a fair offer for Cargo?

    I’m willing to include any of these SP:
    Anibal, Shelby Miller, Mike Minor, Jesse Chavez, E Santana, Hughes, Alfredo Simon, Hutchison.

    I’m willing to include this list of bats:
    Calhoun, JD Martinez, Zobrist.

    What would you offer?

    Should I sell Anibal, or will he return to DOMINANT next year?

    • Jay says:
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      @Ryan: honestly man I wouldn’t move cargo for a combination of any of those guys.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ryan: Simon and JD

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Ryan:
      Ryan :

      i own cargo in one of my keeper leagues .
      after almost 200 rather disappointing AB ‘s
      and 5 or 6 weeks of carry his sorry azz while he lounged around on the DL ,
      there is no combination of any , of those players , that would entice me to trade him .
      this bum owes me .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with Jay, doubtful on Anibal, but maybe

  137. Jay says:
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    What did we think about joe Kelly? For those who picked him up and started him yesterday, are you able to sit down comfortably this morning? Are you holding for now. Dumping (again probably not too comfortable after hat start)?

    My pitching is kind of a mess. My top pitcher is Lester and that wasn’t by design. I have guys like wood, odorizzi, gee, Nelson, Hahn, Kelly, Chris young, cole.

    Wondering if I’d be better off grabbing some one like Ty clipboard and Giles as mentioned above, over guys like young and Kelly.

    Thoughts razzballians?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jay: I would steer clear of Kelly. Clippard’s solid, plus he’s second chair in that bullpen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Agree with Mello

  138. Au Shizzzzo my Rizzo says:
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    In 10 team, roto with Pedroia at 2b, really considering picking up Wong. Would you drop Sergio Romo for him?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Au Shizzzzo my Rizzo: Anybody else you can drop? Not sure how long Romo won’t be closing is all. If not, you should probably consider it. I dunno how he’s still available considering he has three homers in the last four from the 2B slot

      • Au Shizzzzo my Rizzo says:
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        @Mello Yello: Rondon or Hawkins are my next worst, but they’re actually getting saves…

      • Mello Yello says:
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        I would actually go Rondon. I know it’s not popular because you’re right, he is still the closer, but he’s been shaky at best since he firmly took over

  139. Edward says:
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    Great stuff, as always. Thoughts on lincicum? Know it’s been against weak offenses but at a certain point you gotta start believing, especially when it’s a guy with the history of him. Would be curious to hear how his stuff looks – I haven’t seen any of recent starts.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Edward: I would sell egregiously high on him given the name recognition and his past few starts. I still have no faith that he’s turned it around

      • Edward says:
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        @Mello Yello: yeah I tend to agree- and I think that’s the natural reaction….I’m just exploring the possibility that maybe he’s found something and has it again.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        Yeah man, if the price is right where you’re not getting too ripped off, I might explore it. He’s a decent short-term option, but long-term? Not so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Edward: Thanks! Agree with Mello

  140. dirtyd says:
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    My Cano/Polanco/Rios for Trout? (Pick up Wong to be 2B) Other OF Adam Jones, Brantley, Puig. Too Much?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @dirtyd: That’s a lot, but he is the best player in the game (real and fantasy)

      • dirtyd says:
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        @Mello Yello: Right now Rios sits on my bench. The question is Wong reliable for rest of season?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        I wouldn’t worry about Wong if that’s your chief concern

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dirtyd: Agree with Mello

  141. Mello Yello says:
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    Countdown to Alex Meyer: Less than two weeks if I’ve gathered everything correctly.

    Panning for prospects is so much funner than chasing saves!!

  142. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Altuve and Melancon for Kluber and Calhoun??
    I need a starter and have plenty of saves and steals..
    I can replace Altuve with either Kipnis or Wong
    Tough call
    Thanks!!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d want more

  143. Derrick says:
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    Hamels for Marte. Which side and is it fair?

    Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Derrick: Hamels

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        Declined of course. What do you think about Marte for Alex Wood or Matt Cain?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Marte…Cain first

  144. Chris says:
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    Need a spot starter for tomorrow. Should I go Liriano vs Reds (Cueto) or Gausman vs Yankees (Whitley). H2H Points League. Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Chris: Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d look at SON

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Yeah…SON says Liriano big time…but it’s his first start back from the DL (and he’s killed me so many times before)…..you still feel more comfortable with him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t feel comfortable with Liriano at all

  145. brew crew says:
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    Trade polanco and soria for Hamilton?

  146. Oppo Taco says:
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    Odorizzi gausman or Liriano ROS in a keeper? Thanks. Doubtful I can keep any

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Oppo Taco: also start odorizzi today vs Toronto? SON hates it

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Gausman, and if you need counting stats, yes, otherwise sit the Odor Eater

  147. 2 Giant rings says:
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    If the Cubs deal Castro, who gets the call, Russell or Baez? Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @2 Giant rings: That’s a tricky one. I would say Baez based on numbers, but then again, why trade your ace so quickly (a month ahead f the deadline) for a SS?…fascinating stuff

  148. SMLV1 says:
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    BENCH 1 –

    (47) Rios @Home facing Weaver
    (62) Polanco @CIN facing Leake
    (89) Moss @SEA facing Iwakuma
    (97) Rizzo @Home facing Minor (Lefty

    Also, We starting Shields @Home vs. DET? SON likes him $11.8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SMLV1: Moss…I’d start Shields

  149. Billy Beane Is Not My Lover says:
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    i need serious advice, is it time i dump chris davis, about a month ago i wised up and moved him to the bench. i jsut picked up carter who actually has been rakign for me.. should i drop chris davis?? hes killing me especially burnign my first roudner on him and yahoo recently made him droppable.

  150. EB says:
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    Hey Grey, When can I give up on Segura? I have primarily been using Escobar on KC for a couple months now and with Alcantara up (and with SS eligibility in this league) I think its time to move on. Segura is having a lost year.

    If Alcantara stays up after the break should I cut bait on Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EB: Sure

      • EB says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  151. The Borzoi says:
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    Are Lester and D Wright enough to get for Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be

  152. Andrew says:
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    Rank for today?

    Miley at Giants ($11)
    Dice-K home vs Marlins ($11)
    Vogelsong home vs Dbacks ($8)
    Morton at Reds ($8)
    Koehler at Mets ($2)
    Nelson (not on SON) home vs Cards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Sorry, was traveling… I would’ve said go by SON though

  153. Q says:
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    I’m sure this doesn’t happen often enough for a glossary term but….

    Checked the lineup tool an hour ago. Listed as batting 9th and playing CF…….. AVISAIL GARCIA!!!!

    I frantically searched for news…. What had I missed? A Grey sleeper special returns! Ahead of schedule! I rubbed my eyes, then my screen, could it be?

    An hour later, typo fixed . Make that LEURY Garcia. I shrivel like a stack of dimes and my pants return to their usual comfy fit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Haha… Yeah, prolly no reason for a term, but that’s pretty funny

  154. Moscowitz says:
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    Wong, Andrus, Alcantara or Walker for MI and ROS?

    Thanks

    • Q says:
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      @Moscowitz: You ranked them. I might go Andrus first, but Rangers are such a train wreck….

  155. Razzball junkie says:
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    Drop Prado for Wong? 12 team H2H w/ OPS instead of Ave

  156. Jonesy says:
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    Which rookie pitcher do you trust more to give a better return ROS – Hahn or Jimmy Nelson? No waivers, so roster limits matter a bit.

  157. Beardcrabs says:
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    ROS NFBC: Mookie, Odor, Arismendy (What a bunch of funky names)…

  158. Milarky says:
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    Can you rank these closers based on who you’d rather have rest of season? Britton, Casilla, McGee, Mejia

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Casilla ahead of McGee, huh? Are you thinking he’s more likely to keep the job? I thought I read something somewhere that suggested that if McGee can stick, his impact could be similar to Doolittle’s. Do you think Casilla and McGee are likely to stick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Casilla would be safer to hold the job, yes

  159. goodfold2 says:
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    mookie or alcides?

  160. goodfold2 says:
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    bench 3 today of
    scooter vs waino
    alcantara vs Minor
    arenado vs correia (may have woke up)
    longo vs hutch
    rios vs weaver
    harrison @ leake

    • Al koholic says:
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      @goodfold2: scooter and last 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was on the road, sorry missed

  161. BreakOut says:
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    Took me 12 hours to get the ladder joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: He is kinda awesome

  162. MikeZ says:
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    Grey — do you think alexei ramirez + starling marte is enough to offer for bautista? Is it too much? I’m first in steals, and managed to get rollins on waivers so, Alexei is expendable…

  163. Mello Yello says:
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    Jimmy’s gonna get you Scooter!

  164. Mello Yello says:
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    I swear I’m not that drunk but another Wong Gone has happened…pinch me but not too hard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Where do I pinch you at?

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: How to Stalk a Greytador

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  165. SteveNZ says:
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    Stanton has one hit since Monday. ONE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, my keeper team with him looked terrific in April, less so since then…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SteveNZ: You’re seriously complaining? I wanna thank all the people who fight wars and protect my freedom to say you’re kinda being douchey right now

  166. SteveNZ says:
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    And I only have one hit today. 1/13.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  167. SteveNZ says:
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    2/19. Stanton useless.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: 2/22. Entire team useless.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m not having a much better day today

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Just the three strikeouts for Stanton. A hacking mess right now.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @SteveNZ: 2/24

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @SteveNZ: 3/21 is me, but still have pujols/mesoraco/polanco/andrus.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  168. The Borzoi says:
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    Intense offer: I get Puig, Hamels and Lester and give Stanton and Wainwright. ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

  169. Bryan says:
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    No Brainer? Got offered Rizzo for my Polanco

    I’ve been struggling with Chris Davis at first..Polanco is my 4th best outfielder/utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bryan: Hell to the yeah

  170. Al koholic says:
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    do it

  171. Zeus says:
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    Is Mike Minor droppable? I picked him up off the wire 2-3 weeks ago, and he’s been nothing but poop.

    6 ER today vs Cubs.

    • Al koholic says:
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      @Zeus: hes been dropped in every league im in and has been grabbed and dropped again in each

      • David says:
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        @Al koholic: think he’s worth the suffering?

        • Al koholic says:
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          @David: only in 14 team or more,unless there are no sp,s at all on the wire,there will be some rookie pitchers coming up soon that could help,myers real soon we hear

          • Mello Yello says:
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            @Al koholic: Alkoholic is so brilliantly spoken

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Mello Yello: i was just able to waiver him finally (not so in the two shallower leagues he was dropped in), and it was the 14 teamer where i got him, not the 2 12’s.

  172. Rob says:
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    ROS – Segura or Rollins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  173. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to drop one of mcgehee, Paxton or bettances. Which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @Grey: If I were the band Trio, I would be saying uh huh uh huh uh huh…and then da da da, and then other random German shizz they were saying

  174. Tony says:
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    Alcedes or Alcantara ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  175. Beardcrabs says:
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    erick aybar or segura… h2h 10-teamer… i can stream from the SS spot on short days (no bench bat) or just hold… thanks grey…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aybar

  176. Jay says:
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    There’s nothing appealing on my waivers in the firm of an SP.

    No one in my league really rosters MR except betances every one is available., pretty much.

    Who should I be targeting? Giles?

    • Al koholic says:
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      @Jay: yes id love to add giles,id also hate to loose those nasty numbers betaces is putting up,no other player wasting time on your bench to drop

      • Jay says:
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        @Al koholic: no I don’t own betances. I was saying that he was the only one rostered. So most players were available for suggestions. I’m looking to get some cheap wins and pad my ks

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jay: Wade Davis around? Andrew Miller? Wow did he take Singleton to school today!

  177. jef with 1 f says:
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    Everybody Wong Chung tonight..another dong for wong

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @jef with 1 f: hey grey you remember when I was in love with some guy named B-Rad..I’ve officially moved on to someone with a bigger Wong.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @Grey: Feel free to use “Wong Chung” in your next right up…I haven’t trademarked it yet…now wet tail that’s another story

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I think I saw Wet Tail as a category on Jeopardy, it’s sweeping the nation…

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @Grey: Ha Ha..I hope not literally

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nah, I guess not, that would be cool though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  178. goodfold2 says:
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    now 3/30 today.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: only good news is opp is absentee landlord (even though this is a pretty good sized buy in league), and will be continuing to play phllips/v-art/craig tomorrow as well. if verlander can’t get a win tomorrow (esp if he’s losing early, so i can bench gray 2 hours into DET’s game, when OAK’s game starts) i’ll have all pitching cats locked up. he is winning homers and average and could possibly win bases and RBI’s.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: yeah polanco, 4-31 with a badly neede d RBI.

  179. goodfold2 says:
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    and now we’re seeing why nelson wasn’t a high ceiling prospect. he gonna be like a slightly better Straily, it’s looking like (but early)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, very early

  180. Mello Yello says:
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    Holy shizz Wade Miley is found gold!!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mello Yello: yeah, should i still drop miley to activate Gee or McCarthy/Morton? Morton had been very good for a long time going into today.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: also have odrisamer, but can’t drop him yet, he finally found some K’s.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @goodfold2: I mean you’re speculating, and I’m living in the now,,,reason I like him is he was at one point beyond a serviceable option in the majors, Zona apparently won’t trade him (according to RotoWorld…the Wikipedia of fantasy info (in a not very complimentary way)…he’s like…good…am I crazy?

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @goodfold2: Gee…Do It

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @jef with 1 f: i’m not asking whether Gee is the keep. i know that. who is the drop, miley/mccarthy. i love Gee, which my comments from many other times mention.

  181. Kenny Powers says:
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    Would you give up Rios, Beltre, and Sanchez for Sale and McCutchen? Already have Frazier and he needs 3B

    • Jay says:
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      @Kenny Powers: yes without hesitation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Sale side

  182. Jay says:
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    Sale or Teheran in a keeper?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jay: sale.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jay: Can’t we just have everything?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jay: By the by, Sale, because start by start he’s becoming AL Kershaw…nice bind to be in by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: ok I’m offering cargo and sale for his tulo and Teheran

        It’s a keeper and I have mccutch (hell yeah) Adam jones as keepers too. But my SS isn’t pretty. Pitchers I have kershaw. We keep 8. I also have Edwin and cano and arenado.

        So cargo and sal for tulo and Teheran, which side you like?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sale side

  183. Pub& with a baseball bat says:
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    Span, Vogt, or Jones ROS?

  184. Pub& with a baseball bat says:
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    My value for that roster spot really is runs, doubles, and speed so I’m really probably going to go with Span but Vogt’s position eligibility is very attractive.

  185. jef with 1 f says:
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    Watching baseball tonight..Dallas Bradens perm is awful

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @jef with 1 f: that makes just another thing about him that is shitty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  186. goodfold2 says:
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    1. drop miley still or mccarthy to bring up Gee. Jef thought i was asking whether or not i should keep Gee. I’m not that stupid.
    2. drop eveland or maurer (who’s been doing very well in RP only spots since coming back up) to activate Liriano in deep league?

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @goodfold2: I knew what you meant…both of them are streamers..but if you want to keep one then drop McCarthy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @jef with 1 f: i couple of days ago it was miley, but he was good lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy…eveland

  187. Fielder's fatties says:
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    Springer/Anibal/Segura for C.Gomez/Castro? Non keeper is it a close offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez…it’s fair

  188. MR.T says:
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    they’re offering me odrisamer despaigne for anibal sanchez, should i pull the trigger?
    spanish lessons for free grey.

    me están ofreciendo a odrisamer despaigne por anibal sanchez, jalo el gatillo?
    lecciones de español gratis grey.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @MR.T: yes, grab annabelle/

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @MR.T: then you should be getting more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… No, not a good deal

  189. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    yahoo sucks, they could’ve added july 18-20 for either this week in H2H, or next week, instead those 3 days just don’t count.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: This week and next week are combined into one in my yahoo h2h league. Would have thought it was the same for all.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @SteveNZ: yr right, i checked the dates. well that complicates how i thought i only had one day left to fight off opp.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wish i knew that earlier in week when i blew all 5 of my pickups. now i won’t be able to dump wily p for odorizzi or morton till 21st. we should’ve gotten prorated pickups more for this week (like espn did in hockey at times), so if 5 in 7 days, we should be getting 7.1 this week (10 day week). i’m comish and will try to find out about that.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i’ll post a message on message board and turn it to 7 for just this week, then go back to 5 for normal weeks.

            • jef with 1 f says:
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              @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I welcome the extra days…I had a rough first 7 this week so need extra time to come back

  190. Jay says:
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    Kipnis or mat carpenter ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  191. frankgrimes says:
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    stanton cant be any colder
    5-39 all singles .128
    goddammit cant i have anything nice!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @frankgrimes: Didn’t you hear? Complaining about Stanton is expressly forbidden.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  192. Jay says:
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    Conquer or garza who is a better add. I can’t believe I’m really considering this.

    • Jay says:
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      @Jay: volquez. Not conquer.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Jay:how the hell did you end up with that spelling from volquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  193. Crock says:
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    Got offered Reyes/Kennedy for Cdavis/Anibal. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side

  194. L-Boogie says:
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    I’m offering Teheran for Cano to the owner who just lost Tanaka. Cool? Especially since my MI consists of Hill and Miller and the rest of my pitching staff is:
    Iwakuma
    Gray
    Kluber
    Cobb
    Alex Wood
    Arrieta
    Odorizzi
    Hahn
    McCarthy

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @L-Boogie: that’s a trade i’d make even with a much worse staff than that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side

  195. jr says:
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    Could use anyone’s help! 12 team h2h keeper league. Trading away Pujols, Wainwright and Duffy for Braun, Cueto, Taveras and Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh

      • jr says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! That’s what I thought too. Just needed a second opinion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  196. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i’ll ask prospect guy tomorrow as well, but which of these as future 3B, i’m hearing peterson won’t be a 3b for long. 1.d j peterson or h.dozier?
    2. soler or winker
    3. best 2 out of meyer/taillon/harvey/severino/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier…Soler…Harvey, Taillon

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: shit, just noticed, that’s hunter harvey (BAL) not matt. so taillon and the 2nd now that you know that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought you were going to ask Chris? Meyer

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: i did, multiple opinions aren’t bad to have.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, that’s why I suggested you ask him, I’d ask him myself, tbh

  197. SMLV1 says:
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    Last one till after the break….BENCH 2 –

    (5) Moss @SEA facing C. Young
    (31) Rizzo @Home facing Teheran
    (35) Springer @Home facing Buchholz
    (40) Rios @Home facing Skaggs (Lefty)
    (116) Polanco @CIN facing Cueto

    My Stats – Rs – 28, HRs – 5, RBIs, – 21, SBs – 3 and AVG – .224
    Opponent – Rs – 31, HRs – 10, RBIs – 33, SBs – 5 and AVG – .298

    I should be chasing Runs and Steals right?

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: Also, gonna try to trade 1 or 2 of these OFs over the break!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SMLV1: you’re losing homers/RBI’s enough that you should probably just bench springer. def not rizzo or moss. so one of polanco/rios. i have similar roster of possible benches, but mine has alcantara/longo/arenado/harrison/scooter as part of the benched, along with polanco/springer/rios. i have to bench 3 of that lot. harrison is soon to turn into another pitcher.

      • SMLV1 says:
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        @goodfold2: Agree on Springer, Hou might not let him Run…Rizzo will steal once in a while, Moss never. Polanco Steals and gets Runs, Rios mainly Steals at this point. Would love Greys and Mikes point of view. 12 teams Y! standard league H2H.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @SMLV1: moss and rizzo, simply due to being good hitters, are more likely to score runs than springer on a bad day, which happen a lot when you hit around .220.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, bench Rizzo and Moss

  198. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    play liriano today in 16 team h2h?
    2. one last pickup for period due to not noticing “week” is actually 3 extra days after all star break.
    best pitcher to drop chavez or locke. for best of these: miley/bauer/gausman/worley/rubby/tillman/mccarthy. or just save it till later in week in case some call up happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, start Liriano, has more to do with your matchup though…. Save it

  199. goodfold2 says:
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    with runs and steals needed least, and RBI’s/avg/homers/total bases needed most bench two of
    rios vs skaggs
    polanco @ cueto
    longo vs dickey
    alcantara vs teheran
    scooter vs carmart
    springer vs buchholz
    arenado vs hughes
    Hitter T says Polanco/Alcantara.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantara, Polanco

  200. fausto says:
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    Better DL stash Danny Santana, Josh Reddick?

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto: OR Andy Dirks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dirks

  201. Brett says:
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    Prado or alcantara?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantara

  202. Scott says:
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    Could you rank these ss ROS? Thanks!
    J. Peralta, Andrus, Segura, Alremasdy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus, Arismendy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        sounds like a good idea .
        get betances , as well , for 7th inning duty .

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @costaricanchata: PIT isn’t doing any of that. they don’t have the money.

  203. Derrick says:
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    Rollins or Segura ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rollins

  204. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start Liriano @CIN and Gausman vNYY today?
    Don’t need the doubting stats, more so need ratios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start either

  205. Brett says:
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    Wong has batted second last couple of games do you still like alcantara over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if Wong is in the top of the lineup, Wong over Arimendy there

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I knew you couldn’t resist the power of the Wong

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: we know long term this isn’t the Wong we get but I can’t explain what’s got into him. We should have a term to describe a small MI going on a HR binge.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s in the Pedroia mold, so he does have some power

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: a little sparky

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Indeed…How about Arimendy?!

                  • jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Grey: mighty mouse

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice… Now I’m singing his theme song

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I call him little spider

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @J-FOH: HERE I COME TO SAVE

                    • jef with 1 f says:
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                      @J-FOH: Be careful…mice also die from wet tail

  206. Puig's Poutines says:
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    your not starting alcantara over alcedes or andrus are you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  207. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    here’s a couple that i’m sure you would advise against :
    roark and bauer .
    but , i figure that my bad string HAS to have run out , by now .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d be nervous with them

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        nervous ?
        like the smallest fish in your aquarium
        as he watches you walk out the door with your suitcase in hand .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, exactly

  208. goodfold2 says:
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    why is cron off 2 days in a row? this ain’t good, he better be hurt. i have that dude everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scioscia

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: @goodfold2: not cool, if this shit continues, i dropped useful players in some spots to grab that guy.

  209. costaricanchata says:
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    wow .
    i thought that avilies had over-thrown 2nd base !

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @costaricanchata:

      long run to track down the fly to left ,
      and a rifle to 1st ,
      to double up the runner .

  210. costaricanchata says:
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    bauer …. 10 swinging strikeouts today .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, very nice game from him…

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: hells yeah, he makes up for liriano today in 16 teamer. and i want to grab him in a lot of other leagues too.

  211. Greys #1 fan says:
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    Hey Grey

    Do you trade my Matt Adams and Kluber for Adam jones ?

    10 man h2h standard 5×5 cat thank you!

    C: Rosario
    1B: goldy
    2B: kipnis
    3B: longo
    SS: andrus
    OF: springer jupton mccutchen
    Util: Adams Calhoun
    Bench: polanco

    Sp: Kluber anibal yu bailey walker wood arrieta
    RP: McGee Casilla krod Doolittle qualls
    Na: Bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Jones

  212. danny almonte says:
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    is this a fair offer or am I wasting my time? I offered my C.Davis and Alcantara for his Freeman.

    His starting 2b is jordy mercer, hoping that’s my x factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  213. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    wish the futures game was at 8 o’clock (instead of 5 … eastern) .
    are you tuning in ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I will

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: what channel, MLB network prob

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: yeah, bryant/gallo/peterson up right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          MLB

  214. goodfold2 says:
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    don’t even feel bad benching alcantara today, since i’m still hitting over .500 right now and have picked up a shit ton of RBI’s. looking like i’ll be benching springer when i don’t need homers for alcantara now. i’m down five and benched alcantara, but pretty much everybody else i have in besides springer is having great day. no homers, but good production otherwise. weird my team has only 5 homers this week (none from goldy/jones/longo)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 15/29 so far, would’ve been 17-31 had i put alcantara in over springer. have 21 bases, would’ve been 27. pretty hard to get 21 bases without any homers. still got jones left.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  215. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Is CJ Wilson worth holding onto in my 12 team H2H league? Should I drop him for one of these bums: Kuroda, Gallardo, Peavy, T. Walker? Who are the top 2 out of that crew?

    Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallardo, Walker

  216. 2 Giant rings says:
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    Would you trade Henry Mejia for any one of Jordi mercer, roughned odor, Marwin Gonzalez, mookie betts or jake lamb? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, is that Jenrry’s easier to spell brother? I’d trade him for Betts

      • jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: funny I didn’t even notice the spelling on the first read

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @2 Giant rings: if you can trade Mejia for anything go for it…I’d take Betts or odor in that order

  217. Elwood Blues says:
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    Lost Molina. Trade Craig for Salty and G.Parra?
    NL only 4×4 12 team.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Elwood Blues: that’s probably a good idea, but i’m guessing this is like 16 teamer if you would even want salty over whoever is out there.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: i mean at least 16 teamer, possibly a 20.

        • Elwood Blues says:
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          @goodfold2: it’s a keeper league.. And we start 2 catchers.. So my choices on the waivers are Cruz, kotteras, baker, stewart, and gosewich

          • Elwood Blues says:
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            @Elwood Blues: montero is my other backstop.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Elwood Blues: yeah, in a league like that any starter has good value. do that trade.

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: i just noticed you said 12 team in original question. duh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can pull it off… Salty first

  218. goodfold2 says:
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    gallo and baez looking just like what we read about.

  219. frankgrimes says:
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    nice vulture win from Yordano toady!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loved that!

  220. goodfold2 says:
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    THAT IS NOT A HIT! for mccann.

  221. SteveNZ says:
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    And of course I’m sonavabenched in H2H by Gardner. And Mesoraco. And Panda. And Arenado.

    Thought there was no way Meso would start today, what with an early game today after catching an extra-innings game yesterday. Sums the week up nicely.

    Not that I’m complaining of course.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      not that there’s anything wrong with that .

    • jef with 1 f says:
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      @SteveNZ: sounds like you’ve had an awful week

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @jef with 1 f: I’m definitely making it sound worse than it actually is, but it hasn’t been the best. Opponent getting some ridiculous stats out of some of his players isn’t helping either.

        Oh well.

        • jef with 1 f says:
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          @SteveNZ: yea bro..that’s frustrating when you know you have the better team

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: you can find out just how unlucky as a rule your team has gotten (and it sounds like your league you mention is pretty unlucky, like mine in my bigger money league). turn your team stats into roto stats (12 pts for 1st place in any category, 1 for 12th place), and see what your team value really is. The only things that could be screwed a little in H2H vs roto is ERA/WHIP could be since we all know in weeks we’re losing wins/K’s we’ll grab pitchers we never ever would have in roto to stream, which really means if you have very weak era/whips those could even be better. 3 weeks ago i was in 8th out of 10 in H2H record but actually the 3rd best team. Basically almost every week i’d play a team having one of their top 3 weeks against me, and still barely lose most categories i lost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  222. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it turns out i can as comish make this week’s pickups to 7 for a 10 game week. i went to message board to explain that our purpose in having 5 pickups per week was 5 pickups per 7 days, not 5 pickups per whatever arbitrary “week” yahoo hooked us into. Espn (hockey anyway) understands that and gives you the prorated pickups based on amount per day. and 5/7 times 10 is 7.14. i inherited this comish job a few weeks into this year (long time league), the 5 pickup limit was added before i was even a member since my buddy (now co-comish) won a year by simply streaming his ass off. now we have losses as a category and 5 total pickups per week.
    anyhoo
    dropping carmart for sure, and maybe wily p (great today he was). pick two out of
    miley/wily p/odorizzi/morton/volquez/stults/locke/odrisamer.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i forgot, i’m also dropping harrison (already having scooter/alcantara) so pick three of those SP.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Not sure I’d be all that happy with the commish changing a setting like that halfway through a week in my league – especially if he’d used up nearly all of his pickups.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @SteveNZ: i put in up 2 days ago for discussion. if you look in settings it says 5 pickups per week, and a week is 7 days. 10 days is more than a week. in an actual week (7 days) we get 5, so .7 per day. Maybe i should’ve known Yahoo to not understand what the F is really going on when you put 5 pickups per week. ESPN does (in hockey anyway, for sure) understand that 5 in 7 days, means 5/7 times number of dates (pro rated) to be same relative amount. This is the kind of league where some people don’t really pay attention to message board very often.

        Changing a rule midseason isn’t something i agree to in principle at all. However, what i’m doing (i believe) isn’t changing the intent of the rule (5 pickups per week being the rule) but fixing the fact that Yahoo is run by some sort of low level simians with no logic skills of any sort. The intent of a 5 pickup per week rule is 5 pickups per week. and a week means 7 days. Owners can complain later (if they are the type who don’t check their emails/message board). I will wait till end of play today so that we would’ve had the exact same 5 in 7 days we always have. What i mean is i’m correcting an error, not changing a rule. Calling 10 days a week is an error. If yahoo makes up a 4 day week i’ll change pickups that week to 3. I have no patience for Yahoo’s b.s., and this is the first time i’m in a position to fix it.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i do see that it may look weird since it benefits me, but it also benefits other active owners that make a lot of add/drops, who include the old comish, who was the impetus for making 5 pickups per week in the first place. I want the rules in place to stick to their intent, not some semantic error. And the way to dodge the b.s. of having a “week” mean anything other than 7 days, is to just go by pickups per day, pro rated.

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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

            geez .
            what did the original commish do with the 1st week of the season ?
            seem to remember that being out of the ordinary due to the aussie games .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi, Wily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odrisamer

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: thanks, didn’t know how much miley’s couple of good starts, and wily’s one may have changed things.

  223. Nightpandas says:
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    Splash park with the kids all day, time to relax with a brew and some aloe…

    Do you like Eaton for the second half? Got 8 moves left as he is on waivers….would give me some nice flexibility in LF. Would be dropping on of my 4 DL era (only have 3 spots) Pomeranz is my choice. Also have Cuddyer, CJ Wilson and Beckett. Would you do it and how much ($75 bucks left, 15 teams)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Pomeranz… $3

  224. tank1 says:
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    Is C. Davis/Blackmon too much to offer for Bautista? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  225. Derrick says:
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    Anyone playing attention to the ridiculousness of Aroldis Chapman lately?

    His last 40 appearances:
    41 IP, 8 ER (1.76 ERA), 15 H, 16 BB, 85 K (55.2% of 154 PA). Opponents batting: .114/.213/.174

    85 Ks in 41 innings has to be close to some sort of record.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that is crazy

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      @Derrick: if he cuts walk rate even a little (3.51 per 9 over those innings you mentioned) he’ll start looking like last year koji as far at utter dominance. also i remember during one of his first 4 games back this year an announcer showing that he was throwing scared at first due to having just came back from getting hit in head. he wasn’t following through with pitches yet at that point. he’s been all the way back for a bit now of course.

  226. Joeg414 says:
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    Shoemaker or S.Green (from Yankees) ros? Or Both? 6×6 roto mixed
    Thinking of cutting Carlos Martinez for one or make room for both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  227. Jonesy says:
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    Is Wong an easy start over Infante ROS? We have a rookie slot, and I have a shot at getting Cron, which would allow me to bump Wong up to replace Infante as my second 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  228. Jay says:
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    Casilla for saves in SF ?

    You like Casilla over reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  229. goodfold2 says:
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    now find myself with many others in wanting alcantara to get OF in big money league, since i only have 2 utils and already have goldy/longo/arenado/pujols/scooter and no MI/CI slots. just to make decisions easier i wish scooter played lefties way more often.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @goodfold2:

      scooter for president !
      but , not for prezzi(i) .

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @costaricanchata: i’m in no leagues with prezzi, but do agree with scooter for president. longo might find himself getting benched here soon for alcantara as long as he’s driving in some guys (hitting 8th CUBS? probably not)

      • Grey

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        Where’s prezzi?

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