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I swear that box score turning blue to alert people there’s something historic going on is the mother of all jinxes.  Not to mention, all the people talking about the perfect game.  Member when that was a jinx?  Since we’re currently living in the Age of Opinion (which is not the Scorsese movie, though if it gets the green-light, Gary Oldman could play the lead), everyone talks about the perfect game while it’s going on.  Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitbook, PinkedIn.  In my day, we never mentioned a perfect game on Friendster!  And on my General Gist band page on Myspace?  Nary a whisper!  Well, Jake Arrieta still pitched outstanding yesterday — 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.05 — even if the bid for a perfect game came up short.  Like Altuve short.  Like Kershaw looks at Arrieta’s perfect game bid and giggles.  Still, this is about where Arrieta’s been and where he can go.  What I said the other day still remains true — his swings and misses are going up, his control is getting better and he’s using his cutter more — a pitch he can dominant with.  I’d still look at him in every league.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Au Rizz!

Homer Bailey – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA up to 4.80.  Could’ve been worse.  After the game, he could’ve ran over your dog.  Not only is this record broken, but it’s off-key and when played it makes Bailey’s owners cry from the pitch, but he’s been historically unlucky.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  The greatest thing the devil ever did was convince people to draft a catcher high.

B.J. Upton – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th homer as he hit leadoff.  Someone should hire an escort for Fredi so he stops grasping at any B.J. straws he can get his hands on.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Those Uptons are like a regular ol’ Vince and Dom DiMaggio!

Chris Johnson – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Hitting everything in sight recently (9-game hitting streak; batting near-.350 in the last week), so, of course, Fredi’s got him batting 7th.

George Springer – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer.  He’s been terrific, fantastic, adjective, but his K-rate is obscene.  He’s striking out the 5th worst in the major leagues with such potential .210 hitters as Danny Espinosa, Chris Carter and Adam Dunn.

Carlos Pena – 0-for-4 as he was recalled by the Rangers and will play first.  Comatose Rangers Fan, “Hey, I just woke from a three-month coma, but I’m sure excited to see my Rangers play!  So, we’re so far out ahead in 1st place that we’re giving Prince Fielder a night off?  Right?  Guys?”  Comatose Rangers Fan, you may want to sit down.

Adrian Beltre – 4-for-4, 1 RBI.  Comatose Rangers Fan, “They should rest Beltre too.  Right?  Guys?”

Derek Holland – Threw 75 pitches in live batting practice.  It went well; only two people cracked on him about his mustache.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.19.  I almost picked up The Emoticon for this start, but I Fowler’d out.  My point is, in most leagues, the guys you can get on waivers are as good as these Matt Cains of the world you’re holding on to.  How about Homer Bailey then?!  Quiet, Random Italicized Voice, I’m making a point.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and hitting near-.450 in the last week with five homers.  First, it was Victor Martinez, now it’s J.D.  The Tigers should see what Tino Martinez is up to.  He’s probably paying to have A Martinez pretend to be him to his kids.  Good call, Tino!  Oh, and as for J.D., of course you should pick him up, he’s been scalding hot.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-5, 1 RBI and his 21st steal.  This came as a surprise to me.  On our Player Rater, guess where Rajai is ranked amongst outfielders.  Nope, higher.  Higher still.  No, not number one!  He’s top 30 overall.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  He’s really cooled off dramatically since he came up on fire (hitting around .100 in the last week).  Too bad, Eugenio Suarez really rolls off the tongue like a good Spanish R.

Domonic Brown – Ryne Sandberg said Domonic will have an extended break to clear his head.  Too bad about Brown, but not surprising.  Brown’s been sh*t, and it only works when it’s the other way around.

Grady Sizemore – Phillies signed him.  Them and the Yankees are the only teams whose average age would go down with this signing.  Granted, he has the knees of a 77-year-old man and he’s so old he took his first selfie on a Polaroid.

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-2, 1 run and 2 steals (12, 13).  Rollins recently said he’s never thought about waiving his no-trade clause.  Probably for the best, he doesn’t want to back-up Jeter.

Andrew Heaney – 5 IP, 5 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I’ve gone to this well before, but it bears repeating, or bares repeating if you’re a naturist.  4.26 ERA.  What’s that, say you.  That’s Kershaw’s ERA his rookie year in over 100 IP.  Heaney could be fantastic as of next year, rookie pitchers are a roller coaster though.

Garrett Jones – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .257 on the year.  If in the 4th round, I would’ve drafted Garrett Jones instead of Ryan Zimmerman it would’ve made me look crazy then, but crazy genius now.

Angel Pagan – Sat out his 8th straight game, and is headed to the DL.  Ugh, we were so close to seeing the first player to ever get put on a 15-day DL after first missing 14 days.  Please let this happen at some point.

Brandon Belt – Starting a rehab assignment on Thursday.  Good thing, because without Belt the Giants are just sagging pants.

Jose Tabata – Accepted an assignment to the minors.  His wife got very excited when she heard he was going to be around minors, “Bring me back one, baby!”  Or maybe she said it without a comma.

Starling Marte – Has concussion symptoms after taking Sean Rodriguez’s knee to the melon.  So Sean Rodriguez is working for John McDonald now?

Jeff Locke – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Wanna know if you should stream vs. the Rays?  Batting third for them is Brandon Guyer (2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs), who did fine yesterday, but it’s Brandon effin’ Guyer.  Guyers and four girlers, c’mon.

Russell Martin – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Was batting .188 in the last week coming into this game, but .300 in scoring position on Alyssa.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 2 ER.  Since being made closer, he hasn’t been a whole lot better than Grilli, if we’re gonna be honest.  But honesty’s for Pinocchio and Grilli’s for hamburgers.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Looked like the garbage that Matt Adams puts into his mouth in the first three innings, but he settled down nicely.  Rays hitters are terrible this year and I’m beginning to think their pitchers may never win another game.  Yay or nay?  YAY OR NAY?  I await your response.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Hasn’t been great to own this year, but still has more homers than Felicity Huffman.

Logan Forsythe – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  I wish there was a guy named Charlie in front of Forsythe and Angel Pagan behind him.  But enough about my wishes and dreams!  Forsythe hasn’t been good this year, but he’s the type of guy that gets hot for a week or two and he’s hitting near .500 in the last five games.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-3, and his 7th homer.  Third homer this week and hitting over .450 in that time.  You won’t be able to find a hotter schmotato right now.  Try if you must, but it’s not happening.  Okay, maybe J.D. Martinez.

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 0 ER and only gave up one inherited run and got the save.  Prior to the game, Ventura said Belisario will remain the team’s closer.  You know it’s sad when you own a closer and hope there’s no save chance.  I wonder how much money it would take to get Nolan Ryan to noogie Ventura.  This is what I’d do all day if I were Bill Gates.  Just sitting around thinking up Indecent Proposals.  Maybe that’s why I don’t have $40 billion.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.69.  This is the 2nd year in a row Quintana’s proven to be more than a streamer, and the 2nd year in a row I’m having a hard time thinking of him as more than that.  He gets the Blue Jays next and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like it, and I agree.

Alejandro De Aza – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th steal.  Still concerned Ventura will bench him occasionally, but he’s been on fire for almost the whole month of June (hitting around .375 with a homer and 5 steals).  He’s no Steve Pearce, but he actually has more long-term appeal.

Mark Buehrle – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Ah, the ol’ slow, inevitable decline.  Well, you didn’t think he’d be remarkbuehrle all year, did you?  You did?  Ah, you’re sweet, but gullible.  There’s a place for that in my lair.  Go shake the sand out of my Ewings, I want to wear them while I watch MasterChef.

Dioner Navarro – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.   And here I thought Navarro was too busy joining supergroups.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5, 2 runs and two throwing errors that had the opposing Yankees thinking about Chuck Knoblauch.  I wonder where Knoblauch is now.  *wavy lines*  Dressed as a Benihana chef, Knoblauch tosses a shrimp tail in the air and it lands in a customer’s hair.  *wavy lines*  Oh.

Brian Roberts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, in a game that also saw Derek Jeter (1-for-4, 2 runs) go deep off of Buehrle.  Guess facing a guy 1,000 times is the key to hitting Buehrle.

Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks and a 2.38 ERA.  He’s pitching way over his head (as opposed to sidearm?), but while he’s going well, I see no reason to not give him a whirl.  The Stream-o-Nator even likes his next start and it rarely likes rookies.

Erasmo Ramirez – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER.  Mean’s while, Taijuan Walker threw a complete game shutout in Triple-A.  These two news items should be related.  Please, Mariners, let them be related.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Seager hit that one….Against the wind.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Or you could’ve had Mauer with your 1st pick.

Shane Victorino – Shooting to return Friday.  Easy there, Ted Nugent, put away the rifle!

Clay Buchholz – Will return to the Sox rotation today.  Lather up!  Sorry, I mean batter up.

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting better than your other fifth outfielder in the last month.  Yup, and that one too.  And, well, not that one.

Shelby Miller – Left yesterday’s start with back tightness.  I wonder what Allen Craig’s changeup looks like.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Hasn’t hit for much power recently, but he is hitting over .300 in the last week.  Get ‘em while they’re hhot.

Justin Morneau – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 13th homer.  If I were a Rockies player, when the team went on the road, I’d just go on a hunger strike like Brooke Soso.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 2 runs on the field.  Off the field, Walt Weiss makes Dickerson update the team’s website with Cuddyer and CarGo’s injury progress.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 15th steal.  Hitting over .340 in Coors; hitting .261 on the road.  Beer goggler.

Scott Kazmir – 3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies have little use for conventional tools, they once had a crush on Antonio Sabato Jr. and they will rip your heart out.

Dillon Gee – Made his first rehab start and will probably return around the All-Star Break.  Gee, isn’t that special?

Krispie Young – 2-for-3, 3 runs and two homers.  This comes mere days after the Mets were supposedly looking at releasing Krispie and a week after KFC supposedly turned away a poor, defenseless girl.  KFC was cleared of charges and Krispie clears the fences.  Today, we celebrate fried foods.  Okay, if Bill Pullman delivered that it would’ve been rousing.

Bartolo Colon – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Now has back-to-back games of eight innings and only one earned run.  Has only missed one quality start dating back to May 12th, and that was a 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER game.  In other words, Bartolo may be a Twinkie away from a court-ordered lap band, but he’s pitched really well for almost two months.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Grandy’s dandy, but Bartolo’s satisfying.  Oops, I mean Bartolo ate a Snickers.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer in his first game back.  Maybe he figured out what happened to his bat that once had him as a well-regarded prospect.  If you’re struggling in deep leagues, it’s worth a shot.

Kyle Gibson – 2 IP, 7 ER vs. the Los Angeles Angels Of A 40-Minute Ride From Los Angeles.  During Gibson’s struggles, the Angels should’ve shown on the scoreboard Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run, but in reverse.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  He just knows how to work the current in Anaheim.  It’s the touching of home plate that’s tricky.

Josh Willingham – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  The Other White Meat needs to get that shizz out of SoCal.  We’re gluten-free vegetarians here!

Sam Fuld – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th steal and his 2nd steal in as many games as he plays every day.  He could get you some steals in AL-Only leagues, but for Fuld, th-th-that’s all folks!

Mike Trout – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (17) and legs (10).  Yeah, he’s been real disappointing.  I’d like to trade you my Cano, Prince Fielder and Chris Davis for some of that disappointment.

C.J. Wilson – 5 IP, 6 ER vs. the Twins, earning the conshellation win, but raising his ERA to 3.70.  I’m guessing he accidentally used Pert Plus.

Joe Smith – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  The Sciosciapath said Smith would be the closer for now, but if you think that’s all she wrote for Frieri, you don’t know The Sciosciapath.

Justin Masterson – 4 IP, 5 ER.  Great googly moogly!  I told you he was going to crap the bed after his last quality start.  Hmm, so does this mean he’ll pitch well in his next one?  Well, I wouldn’t own him to find out.

Carlos Santana – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, average up to .214.  Watch when he has 24 homers and a .250 average in September and you’re like, “Why again was I stressing my catcher slot for 3 months?”

Gerardo Parra – 5-for-7, 2 runs and his 5th steal.  He’s been so bad recently, the Diamondbacks had been benching him, but this could be the start of something.  Or the end of something, his bad streak.  Or the middle of– You get the picture.

Ender Inciarte – 4-for-7, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  He had gone so long since a multiple hit game, Ender seemed Finisheder.

Yovani Gallardo – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.23.  Crazy person two months ago, “I think Gallardo can be better than Verlander.”  Crazy person now, “Damn, I gotta figure out a different way to illuminate to people I’m crazy.”

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-7 and a slam (12) and legs (6).  I just went over him in our TV on the Radio thingie-ma-boob.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Since this game went late into the night, I’m sure there were people that woke this morning, saw that Zimmerman hit a home run and assumed that was his season-to-date stats and not his previous night’s.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks.  I know I sound slightly like an insane man telling you to avoid a 2.69 ERA pitcher, but he’s really not this good.

Hanley Ramirez – Didn’t start yesterday due to some shoulder irritation.  Weird, because Hanley usually plays through minor bumps and bruises.  Hmm, did I leave out a key ‘does not?’

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Johnny Vander Meer’s niece, Greta, came out to witness this start?

Joc Pederson – Left his minor league game with a shoulder injury.  This will put a hindrance in any talk of his 17 homers, 20 steals, .320 current line in Triple-A pushing its way into the Dodgers major league outfield.  That’s too bad, I was starting to enjoy the excuses they were making, “With Kemp in the lineup, Rihanna could show up to a game,” “Donald Sterling thinks Joc Pederson’s black,” and my all-time favorite excuse for keeping Pederson in the minors, “He’s putting the fun in fundamentals.  Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Paul Shaffer!”

From Around The Web

  1. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    awesome job boss

  2. Beardcrabs says:
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    you got to keep it consistent: HR to the Rizzo… but I’m not mad at the Au Rizz…

  3. gareth says:
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    Me : I see your mesoraco and raise you a Santana!

    Opponent: thats all well and good. Sadly, you drafted your guy fairly early and hes been poor while steadily draining your average for months. Devin was a hot wire grab that stuck and has done nothing but rake the whole time hes graced my team.

    Fair enough. This battle of ohio goes to Cincinnati!

    Me:

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha

  4. BurninBunts says:
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    Drop Ozuna and grab Granderson?

    14 team H2H keeper

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  5. gareth says:
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    Just to pre-empt his contributions today – I’d just like to mention that Mike is doing a fantastic job manning the east coast shift in these write ups.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @gareth: Agreed

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! Much appreciated

      • Rudacious says:
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        @Grey: yessir. You are killing it mike. Thanks for the help.

  6. gareth says:
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    G3!

  7. Baggiejohn says:
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    Another great read, Grey … loved the Comatose Rangers Fan! Never mind sitting down, might be kinder to re-induce the coma.

  8. Puig's Poutines says:
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    ros who do you like better bailey or g cole?

  9. SMLV1 says:
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    1. Overall stats – BENCH 2

    (41) Rizzo @Home facing Latos
    (51) Choo @Home facing A. Sanchez
    (79) Springer @Home facing A. Wood (Lefty)
    (83) Moss @NYM facing Wheeler
    (93) Rios @Home facing A. Sanchez
    (307) Polanco @TB facing Price (Lefty)

    2. Still like dropping E. Santana and Gio Gonzalez for Tyson Ross and Wacha (DL)? Or drop Santana and Heaney for Ross and Wacha? Arrieta, Gee, Hahn, T. Walker also available.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      1. Rios and Polanco
      2. Wow, a lot of good arms available. Keep Erv, drop Heaney for Wacha

  10. O'Skimpy says:
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    No Martinez anywhere had a better month than Alec Martinez.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: L.A. Kings defenseman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          L.A. Kings? Who are they? Street gang?

  11. fausto says:
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    Arrieta a keeper @$5 ? $275 cap. Have polanco @$5 yordano @$7 and taijuan @$5 also rizzo @$15 or bryant@$5. Gonna be tough decisions to make.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @fausto: Not over any of them

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @fausto: I wouldn’t keep any pitchers

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @fausto: You have a few months before you need to make any decision.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Agree with these guys

  12. Dan says:
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    Drop gallardo H Alvarez or Heaney for stroman or hold?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Dan: You know what you’re going to get with Gallardo. I’d cut bait with him.

    • Dan L. says:
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      @Dan: I’d hold a few on him. You’re talking to a guy who dropped JoFer after his first 2 starts last year.

  13. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    The tabata line had me laughing. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a band thing. Regardless, great job as always.

  14. Breddy says:
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    Grey, you might have missed Taijuan’s near perfection last night for the Rainers – fellow fantasy baseballers (Grey’s Mom’s term), Nick from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Linuep column is about to say: Hey uhhh yeah… uh huhuhuh get him in your lineup before it’s official… uhuhuhuh… boobs

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Breddy: I mentioned it in the post

      • Breddy says:
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        @Grey: sorry Grey missed it.. or guess I was over-enthused at my knowledge of it that I looked it over

  15. Redlegs says:
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    Historically unlucky or just really sucky? They should have spent all that money on Leake and Latos.

    • AJA says:
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      @Redlegs: Yeah, he’s been unlucky for a year and a half now. I would cut bait but I’m certain that as soon as I do he will throw a no hitter. I’m just going to keep sinking to the bottom of the standings as I patiently wait…

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I hear ya, but there’s still 3+ months of baseball left. that’s an eternity in roto

      • homerusuck says:
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        @Mike: homer’s been a contributing factor in my steady decline in the pitching categories… why!!

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          when I have a guy that’s talented but struggling/untradeable, I just bench him or spot start him like a streamer until I feel comfortable Ron Popeiling him. I don’t have a better answer to why he’s struggling than what’s mentioned above

          • Spring Blake says:
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            @Mike: Grey’s pretty right, he’s ridiculously unlucky at the moment.

            BABIP at 330 compared with ~290/295 career, HR/FB is at 16% vs career 11%. His xFIPs at 3.47. I’m a believer, or delusional, but I’m gonna ride him till the end

            • Bye Felicia says:
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              @Spring Blake: Thank you for being reasonable Blake. And the comment I posted was for the OP not directed @ MIKE apologies

              • Mike

                Mike says:
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                no worries

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Mike: he was pitching a great gm last night (I was watching) anyhooo….Rizzo swung at a 1st pitch splitter and took him into the basket by 5 inches! “That’s called getting unlucky” up to that point he was 4 frames in 0 hits 0 walks. His stuff is too good to not be better. Guy throws mid 90’s, has 4 good pitches, …hey he’s just like the guy he faced last night! Except he’s been doin it better, longer! At this point just drop him! That way we don’t have to listen to whining about how he’s screwing you. I own him in 3 leagues! . Cry me a effing river Geez!

            • Spring Blake says:
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              @Bye Felicia: Agreed, he’ll turn it around. I’ve been buying him everywhere meanwhile though!

            • Redlegs says:
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              @Bye Felicia: I dropped his ass a month ago. And I could care less about anyone else’s team. I was speaking from a fan’s perspective. $105M would have been much better spent on Leake and Latos.

  16. Buge hoobs says:
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    Out of Eovaldi, Cobb, Minor and Arrieta, which one doesn’t make the cut?

  17. JeF With 1 F says:
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    FACT OF THE DAY:
    There are 336 dimples on a regulation American golf ball

    • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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      @JeF With 1 F: With all them dimples you’d think we’d look at them hiding under a bush and say “aw…look how cute” instead of “I’m going to take this club and bash your uncooperative little brains in”.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        haha

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        ha!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: “Hockey is a sport for white men, basketball is a sport for black men and golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.” – Tiger Woods.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      those girls aren’t even wearing helmets!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonas: Good googly moogly been around forever, sadly

  18. A.J. says:
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    Do I trade Sale for Rizzo in a 4 player keeper league? I traded for Rizzo last year after he had that ridiculous start and got burned pretty bad, so worry this time is he goes on a cold streak and I make the same mistake twice. Thanks.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @A.J.: DO IT

  19. Donald Trump says:
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    Agreed! Arrietta is the new shizz!

  20. John Rubino says:
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    After seeing Kazmir’s line last night, I mentally wrote my own blurb…..

    The regression faeries will dress you up, throw you a fabulous wedding, then show you pictures of your bride when she was going through that “phase” in college. (wait, is that a bad thing?)

  21. Taylor says:
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    Heaney . . . ugh. JB’s post Monday had me feeling good about him. Not so much now. Hold or use his spot to stream (12 team, redraft)?

    • @Taylor: hold, he is a huge upside rookie who will have great starts and take his lumps in some others..

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Taylor: I dropped him for Phil Hughes this morning lol

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m holding in 12-teams, but it depends who’s out there to replace him in your league

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Taylor: Hold. Too much potential to drop.

  22. Steve the Rabbi says:
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    hey Grey…if Arrieta gets traded to the Cards this summer…can we rename them Jake & the Fatman??? HA

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Rabbi!

      • Steve the Rabbi says:
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        Holy greased lightning Batman….did Matt Adams’ uncle Fester or cousin Gomez Adams slip a mickey into Matt’s food trough this morning…The Fatman stole not his first base of the year but the second….Rockies catcher Rosario sure was more than Wlin’ to cooperate…or maybe Tish propositioned Rosario to take a peek under her long black dress in exchange for “the flash” to plunder a base….in any case Selig is sending his crack investigators to get to the bottom of this scandal that we can aptly name “hippogate’…stay tuned for more details as they reveal themselves…This of course leads me to the burning question…..do we here in Rotoland p/u Adams for SAGNOFOR or do we merely cast him in the remake of “The Princess Bride” to reprise the role of Fezzik…these are burning questions that need immediate scrutiny….

        • Steve the Rabbi says:
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          make that SAGNOF or

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha… Let me think these over, Rabbi…

  23. Wake Up says:
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    I see what you did there!

  24. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Drop Wade Davis for Joe Smith?
    Or stream the spot?
    Weekly pts league.

      • the pillar & the stones says:
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        @SallyCips: actually its daily lineup changes so doesn’t matter..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  25. BERK! says:
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    Arenado update: ESPN reports he was “part of a four-man game of catch.” Please to explain the relevance of the number of men he played catch with. Tomorrow’s update will likely discuss the number of guys in his bowling league maybe? Stop bowling, Nolan! You have an injured finger.

  26. Balloony says:
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    Possibly the best write up of the year Grey…Keep them coming!!

  27. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    re: jd martinez …. ” … he’s been scolding hot.”
    why do you have to be such a big meanie ?
    i DO follow your advice most of the time .

    unless , of course , that was a typo
    and you meant to say ‘scalding’ .

  28. Jose says:
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    How do you rank the following pitchers, ROS-only, in a 5×5 H2H: Gio, Samardzija, H.Bailey?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Jose: Samwise.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Shark, Bailey, Gio

  29. Bob says:
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    Who’s the better play today?

    span @ milwaukee (Estrada)
    Holt @ Seattle (iwakuma)

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Span

  30. Paz says:
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    trade Mauer and Chisenhall for J Upton?

    also have Mez Holt and Arenado

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Paz: See if you get a little add on as well. Bank on Mauer’s name and Lonnie’s recent hotness.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Paz: good luck on that one..

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      for sure

  31. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    better than your usual good write-up .
    lots of great lines :
    guyers and girlies ,
    put away the rifle ,
    “Today, we celebrate fried foods .”
    etc . , etc .
    but my favorite was the tabata blurb .

    btw …. dom brown called .
    wants tehol to never again mention his name .

  32. Five-On-One says:
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    Arrieta’s next start is at BOS. SON hates it (-$2.6). Hard to sit him though. His last 4 games have been incredible! What say you?

    Next – who is the closer for the Cubs these days, Rondon or Ramirez? Remirez pitched the 9th in a non-save situation yesterday. Not sure what that means. Start Joe Smith in front of both of them for now?

    Need to drop one or two of the following: Eovaldi, Heaney, TWood, Haren, Roark. Who is the first drop and who is the second? Drop Rondon instead of any of those guys, even if saves are tight?

    Thanks as always for the responses. I don’t always follow the advice given, but I take it into consideration when making my moves.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Five-On-One: Smith over both for now. You have to think Ramirez has the slight edge for now.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Five-On-One: SON hates it because he hates green monsters

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Lose Haren and Rondon, start Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: Can’t sit a guy who’s rolling like Arrieta…Agree with Mike

  33. kyle kendrick says:
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    Guasman, Colon, Cosart, or Heaney ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Gausman, Heaney, Colon

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Mike: cosart isn’t same ballpark as those.

  34. SallyCips says:
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    I think Heaney needed to come out of the box stronger. OK first start, less than meh second. In non-keeper leagues I don’t think he’s a hold just yet. Gonna go grab Wheeler or McHugh in his place today.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @SallyCips: I didn’t think his shizz looked that electric like ” JoFer” he’s nothing like JOFER

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s fair. Wheeler is a good add

  35. Frank White says:
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    Morning Grey… I’m without Derek Norris right now and I don’t have a backup nor do I have room for one but do you think I should wait him out and be without a catcher or do you think I should pickup Robinson Chirinos or Vogt to take his place?? Thnx!!

    • THE GURU says:
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      @Frank White: Id say if you need a starter in a weekly league by thursday or friday and your within striking distance of the win, then drop him and go for it, knowing u could lose him. otherwise bite down and hope hes back sooner than later

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold

  36. Sherm says:
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    Hey Grey, I am sick of Cashner (and all Pods, including Ever Cab, Max Venable Jr., New Gyorko, Holly Go Headley, etc.) and in my 10 team I can lose him and pick up Archer, Porcello, Chavez, Heaney, Wheeler, Smyly, Colon, or Alvarez. 175 GS limit, 50 acquisitions. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I prefer Cashner, but Archer and Wheeler are decent options

  37. Noah says:
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    Pick up Arrieta and drop any of the following?

    Matt Cain, James Shields, Gio Gonzalez

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @Noah: Nope

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Noah: I lose Cain for Arrieta. Can’t get worse than Cain. Just Sayin

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with JeF

  38. booya says:
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    Neil Walker or Scooter ROS?

  39. Seattle Mack says:
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    I was at the game in Seattle it wasn’t windy at all, but I guess he was hitting with his night moves (Dr. Evil Pinky extended)?
    I was in right field, by myself. This Red Sox squad ain’t got the same soul. Maybe it’s the big city lights or…..

    Ok, I’ll stop.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

  40. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Lovin the Usual Suspects nod in the Mesoraco blurb

  41. Connor says:
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    I have Billy Butler currently in my UTIL spot. Rather have Jed Lowrie or grab Trumbo or Belt and wait it out? Currently in first place 12 team 5×5 keeper league
    C- Evin Gattis
    1B- Goldy
    2B- Altuve
    SS- Segura
    3B- Beltre
    1B/3B- Rizzo
    2B/SS- Kinsler
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Cespedes
    OF- Bruce
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Polanco
    UTIL- Butler

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Connor: I would have 1 less arm before I lost a bat for 2 weeks. Play the matchups, stream, I just know I’m not having a dead bat on my roster for 2 weeks if it’s avoidable

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree with Felicia…Belt when he’s back

  42. Bye Felicia says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Seager had my team dancing those Hollywood Nights last night.
    7HR
    .387 avg
    1.160 OPS
    16RBI
    14 Runs
    2 Sb
    Schwingggg
    My opponent started Gibson,Masterstroke,& Kasmir 19 ER in 13 innings he sat Arrieta & Fartolo :-) His era in 2 days is over 18.00 lmao SONOFABENCH!!!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      nice!

    • I Be Teheran It Up! says:
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      @Bye Felicia: who benches Arrieta right now?…. Scrub

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @I Be Teheran It Up!: he must have been afraid of the mighty reds ;) They were avg 7 runs per game since votto came back BTW

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Chief. My H2H teams are doing way better than my roto squads this year. Losing Jose for the season killed my RCL since I only drafted 1 ace then took a flyer on Cueto. (Nice right) still struggling in between 3rd & 4th place. Got who’s leading is ranked 25th in the RCL. He’s leading almost every cat.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Bye Felicia: so yr “struggling” in 3rd or 4th.

  43. sniff test says:
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    So our league voted an owner out last night. The guys team was terrible…he was dropping and trading keepers. It took awhile for the league to pay attention and care enough to start vetoing all the lop-sided trades. Example Neise and Beckham for Altuve. So the guy is deleted and all of his players hit waivers….and I have the #1 priority. Options. Marte, Bourn, Teixera, Hammel, Lackey, Peralta, Fister

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @sniff test: Marte, Fist-Her

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @sniff test: Marte or Fister depending on needs

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      agree…Marte/Fister

  44. danny almonte says:
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    I picked up Morton yesterday to start versus Rays… Surprised streamonator doesn’t like it (-3.0)

    Should be a good start though…right

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Morton

  45. Zook's Pest Control says:
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    Traded Bumgarner for Freddie Freeman. Good?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      it’s fair, prefer Freeman

  46. Ron says:
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    In the world of really bad MI options who you going with in a Roto OBP league?

    LaStella, Harrison, Gennett, Miller, Infante, Mercer, Roberts

    Thanks.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Ron: bleh…I’m giving Harrison a spin myself. Infante wasn’t available in my league.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      La Stella in OBP

  47. Digger Phelps says:
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    Just starting reading razzball this year…highly enjoyable stuff. Keep up the good work.

    My squad is last in Hr, ribbies, ave., and Obps. Have rajai Davis but am thinking of making a move to improve the power/average numbers since I’m pretty good on SBs. Was offered Holliday for my sonny gray. My pitching is pretty nice and I think grays innings will get limited. Do we believe in Holliday at all the ROS? Pretty deep league but there is also rasmus, belt, Seth smith, butler on waiver wire.

    Do you think I should take the trade, pick one of those guys up, or hold?

    Any advice is appreciated. Good things.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      If you have good pitching, I’d do it. Davis is steals guy and you mentioned you are good on steals…

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Digger Phelps: I don’t believe in Holliday the rest of this season. Trade Davis, hold Gray and go pick-up Belt off waivers.

  48. Sam says:
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    Drop Heaney for Henderson (at least for Alvarez’s start today against the Phillies)? I could probably pick him back up later

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      sure

  49. Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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    Excellent prose today Grey as always. Tabata piece was full of yuks!
    Question: Bet on Betts? (I smell a call up.)

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Shoe Gum Reynolds: he wasn’t even on ESPN site on Monday. Is he on the wire now?

      • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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        @Bye Felicia: Just saw a few vague wistful comments by Farrell in the Boston Herald last weekend that the BoSox brass were watching Mookie closely everyday. But with the Sox on the road and Mookie out of the Pawtucket lineup last night I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they have him in Fenway learning the wacky OF walls. Just a wild guess by me though. He could have just been getting a rest day.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’m not sure he’s going to come up soon, but if you have the ability to stash, by all means…

  50. homerusuck says:
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    i cant take these homer bailey’s been unlucky posts any longer, even if he has. I traded FOR him, only to have him come ruin half of my pitching stats… aghhhh!

    anywho, i now need pitching (thanks HOMER!) would you do any or all of these deals? best one to try first? Thanks.

    cjwilson/ kluber/ alex gordon for Chris sale (a pipe dream, dont think he’ll go for it)
    cj wilson/kluber for Hisashi iwakuma
    Rizzo/wilson for chris sale (I have goldy and am bringing in pujols )

    as always, thanks and have a great day

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold what you have, honestly

      • homerusuck says:
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        @Mike: thanks for the reassurance Mike, but my staff just isnt getting it done. maybe they’re all slumping together? anyway, i only need 500 innings the rest of the way and have a lot of SP’s, so i was trying to swap two or three for one lockdown guy.

        my staff: grienke/shields/homer/lester/cj/kluber/alex wood

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Gotcha…I’d go after one of the first two deals then and hold Rizzo

  51. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey – you know I like to keep you aboob of all things Minor Leagues – not that you aren’t paying attention. But just in case…

    Kris Bryant had two more games and hit two more homeruns. He’s now at .238 @ AAA with
    5 HRs / 5Rs / 9RBI / 3BB / 9Ks 5H-21ABs

    I don’t always hit the ball. But when I do I prefer Dos Homers.

    I think he now leads all levels of baseball with those 27 Minor League Dongs. That also happens to be the title of George Michael’s latest album featuring Seal and Hillsong United.

  52. booya says:
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    In my H2H keeper league I currently have Bruce, Rios, Brantley, Moss, and Zimmerman for OF. I’m looking to deal one of them for an SP. Latos, Ryu, and Heaney are available.

    Who should I try to trade for one of those 3?

    I probably won’t be able to keep Brantley, is Latos enough for him?

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      @booya: Id try and move Zimmerman..i dont trust him to stay on the field

      • booya says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Zimmerman for Ryu or Heaney?

      • booya says:
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        @JeF With 1 F: Or should I shoot for Latos?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          prefer Latos

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          @booya: Agree with Mike

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @booya: Agree with JeF. Try to deal Zimmerman. Ryu will outperform Latos the rest of the season.

  53. SteveThePirate says:
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    Soooo you’re saying drop Duffy expeditiously, if not sooner?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ride it out, but it might not last. He got the MLB Tonight hyperbole kiss of death

      • SteveThePirate says:
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        @Mike: Do I start both McHugh and Hutchinson tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t know their matchups

          • SteveThePirate says:
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            @Grey: Hutch vs the Yanks, McHugh vs Atlanta.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d start McHugh

  54. homerusuck says:
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    a couple more for above, i really need to land an ace SP.

    cj wilson/rizzo for BUMgarner

    cj wilson/rizzo for Scherzer

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Rizzo for an arm

      • homerusuck says:
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        @Mike: what about kershaw?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          Sure.

          I replied above…I think if you have a start cap then going two for one to get a better arm is fine…I would try to hold on to Rizzo though

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @homerusuck: get cheaper pitching. Rizzo is a the shizzo. He’s legit. Find a lower tier SP that could still help you at a discounted price over a top 5 1B.

  55. Halkster says:
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    Drop or hold heaney?
    Joe smith
    Or either cubs guy worth owning?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hold

      • Halkster says:
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        Where’s Hahn rank?
        Above heaney?

        Where would u put betances relative to the sps?
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heaney is above Hahn…Betances is around a top 50 SP value

  56. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I picked up Adam Lind this morn after finally dropping Joc Pederson as the bugle blew sadley in the background and I swear I was cutting onions.

  57. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Cespedes and Prado for Rendon and (Kluber or Samardzija) in a H2H points league?

    We start 4 OF and that would leave me with: Braun, Gordon, Bruce, Dickerson, Kemp and Moss.

    We start 4 SP and this would give me: Felix, Greinke, Strasburg, Anibal, Teheran, Gerrit Cole, Hahn and then whichever pitcher I get in the above deal. And whichever pitcher that was, I would likely only be starting them on a two-start week as it will be tough to justify a start over the first 5 guys I’ve listed.

    Does this weaken my OF depth more than it strengthens my SP depth? Our league’s scoring system is skewed towards pitching. Thoughts?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d hold, you have a glut of pitching already

  58. Big Money Matt says:
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    Drop Kazmir for Arrieta?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      six and half dozen…prefer Kazmir

  59. Mike says:
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    Cobb or Arrieta ROS??

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      still Cobb for me

  60. George Zip says:
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    Is it worth stashing Mookie Betts? Any idea if he’ll make an impact soon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      hard to say when he’ll be up, but he’s worth a stash

  61. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    If you wanted to pick up Sonny Grey, who would you drop – Leonys Martín or Desmond Jennings?

    My other option is to drop Alex Wood for Sonny Grey.

    I have too many OFs and not enough pitching.

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Tio says:
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      @Mike:

      If Sonny Gray is on the waiver wire in your league, you must be in a 2-team ESPN public league.

      • Mike says:
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        @Tio: I don’t get it either but it is a 12 team league and people can be stupid.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Martin

      • Mike says:
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        @Mike: Thanks!

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Mike: Drop either for Sonny Gray.

  62. Grif says:
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    Grey:
    In a 12 mix dynasty, I’m looking for a potential closer for this yr and down the road. Which reliever would be a better speculative add: Antonio Bastardo or Joaquín Benoit?

    • Tio says:
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      @Grif:

      Benoit… I think Street will be traded soon.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I like Bastardo. Giles is also in the mix in Philly…

  63. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Or how about Cespedes and Prado for Altuve and (Tijuan or Alex Wood)?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I think if you are going to do one of these deals, I’d take the Rendon/Shark combo above

  64. Oz says:
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    Why does the sciossapath have a strange allegiance to Ernie? Does Ernie have an embarrassing pic or two of Mike?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oz: Ha

  65. Tio says:
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    Grey… you see who is starting for Colorado today? Yohan Flande? Is that German for 8 ER in 2 IP?

    And your old favorite team, the Seattle Mariners are on a roll. Brad Miller hitting .310 in June.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ha!

      wow, didn’t realize Miller was that hot…nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: HA…Nice…

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        @Grey: See ever since i told him he was cute hes lighting it up….just imagine if i could slap his ass the next time he crosses home plate what he would do

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Slap? Why not squeeze? You aggressive, One F?

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha

  66. Ron says:
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    You agree with the Stream-O-nator today? Would you stream Lincecum over E-Jax, Ubaldo, Chase, Hutch and Clay Buck?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, go with SON

  67. Moronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey – something else of note – though a small note. Remember that Mike Fiers cat? Fantasy darling from a few years back who was destroying AAA in the PCL this year?

    You remember? 92Ks in 67.2 IP? With that 2.53ERA and 0.93 Whip?

    He was called up by Milwaukee to work in the bullpen. He’s been underused and underwhelming pitching an inning at a time. But last night he came in in long relief and pitched a respectable 4IPs gave up 2 earned runs and had four strikeouts. Why do I mention this? Because Estrada pitches tonight at Washington. If he has a bad start Fiers (or even Nelson) are perfectly in line to take his next start five days from now. If so – Fiers might be worth a speculative add. You know – in the Friends and Family league… :)

    • Tio says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse:

      Estrada is on pace to set the Major league record for home runs allowed by a starter.

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Tio: I didn’t know that. Yikes. I didn’t end up owning him in any leagues but I really thought he’d be special this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moronymous Lohse: I added him anyway since that team is a mess… Worth a flyer…

      • Moronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: He did give up four hits and an intentional walk. And was pitching in extra innings so there’s that. Zimmerman went yard on him with Adam LaDouche on base. He was fine for those first three innings it was that fourth and last one that got him:

        J Werth struck out swinging.
        A LaRoche singled to deep right.
        R Zimmerman homered to left center (383 feet), A LaRoche scored.
        I Desmond struck out swinging.
        D Espinosa flied out to left

        Obviously no guarantees he gets a starting gig but it was interesting that he actually had pitched an inning in relief the previous night. Either way – Estrada’s days are numbered if he gets banged around today…Fiers or Nelson or hopefully someone else. All I know is I want success for Monsieur Grey in the Friends and Family League and don’t want to screw that up with my idiotic suggestions.

        • Moronymous Lohse says:
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          @Moronymous Lohse: Wait – no intentional walk. No walks last night. I take that back and will shut up now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t screw up that team worse, so I took the flyer on Fiers

          • Moronymous Lohse says:
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            @Grey: I suck. I’m sorry. I guess we wait to see what happens?

            (12:20 pm ET) The Brewers have optioned Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville and promoted fellow right-hander Alfredo Figaro from the same team.
            The move gives the team a fresh arm after a 16-inning marathon Tuesday night in which Fiers pitched four innings, gave up two runs and took the loss.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No harm, no foul

      • Shoe Gum Reynolds says:
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        @Grey: I did the same, adding Fiers before Estrada’s start in Coors. I actually think Fiers and Nelson find their way into the rotation soon. Fiers first and then Nelson once the Brewers trade either Garza or Galardo to land a quality upgrade for me and Overbay. Allen Craig or Adam Lind for Garza makes some sense and seems like a no brainer from both sides.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly in a week or two

  68. Big Mike says:
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    Two bad starts in a row from Tim Hudson, who I’ve been streaming all season (in the sense that I picked him up, ignored your advice that he was unrosterable, and figured I’d ride that horse ’till he bucked me). Now that his ERA has ballooned into the 2’s, should I get rid of him? And do you think he’s tradeable?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      he’s probably still very tradeable as you can sell a couple bad starts as a blip before they look like a trend

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Big Mike: “Ballooned in the 2’s”. Sigh. He’s definitely tradable, but I’d hold.

  69. Tio says:
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    I’d hold… will still be good for starts at Home. You didn’t think he was this good do you? Regression is a bitch.

    • Big Mike says:
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      @Tio: I never thought he was sub-2 era good, but a grounder-throwing righty who never walks anyone in that stadium? I figured him for a sub-3.5 era. Think I still do for ROS.

  70. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Betts or Alex Guerrero this season?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      interesting…Betts

  71. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    Hey Grey great article as usual!

    Wanted to see how you feel about Dee Gordon ROS and beyond. I could have him as a last rd keeper (have better keepers so most likely wont keep him) or I could use that as leverage and look to move him at his peak.

    I was just offered Pedroia for him but he’s been terrible so far. Who do you like more ROS?
    What kind of return would you want to get for Dee at this point?

    Thanks man!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I don’t see him as a keeper if you have better options, but I wouldn’t trade him right now for Pedroia, either.

      Enjoy the ride and win steals, or try to get a nicer haul using his keepability as a selling point like you mentioned.

  72. BlameItOnHoffman says:
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    Hey guys, someone offered me Keuchel for Mesoraco recently in my H2H points league. Is it worth selling Mez or could I sell higher?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d sell higher or hold. He’s en fuego

  73. Five-On-One says:
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    Need to start two of the following: Arrietta (@BOS, -$2.6 on SON), Eovaldi (vOAK, $1.6), TWood (vWAS $5.0), Heaney (vOAK, $3.3) or a 2-start Haren (@KC, -$2.1 and vCLE, $8.4). Could pick up Jimenez for two starts (vWSOX, $6.7 and vTEX, $3.5) and drop one of the above.

    Hate to sit Arrietta, given how hot he’s been, but SON has him as the worst. Also, been burned by Jimenez before (including this year), so I hesitate to give him another shot. Any feedback appreciated.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d roll with Arrieta while he’s pitching like this, and either TWood or Haren. I wouldn’t mess with Ubaldo

  74. Tio says:
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    I have to vent… I just heard an ESPN analyst recommend Hector Noesi as a streamer. How on earth does he have a job? Does ESPN not mention that an ERA over 10 is BAD!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      haha…different strokes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: I just mentioned him on our TV on the Radio thing as a guy to stack against

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: LOL Espn…..Burying fantasy dreams since fantasy sports inception

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Tio says:
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        @Grey:

        It reminds me of a guy I used to know who would print “fake fantasy football rankings” and leave them around the room at our draft trying to trick people into thinking they were what he really wanted. Unfortunately… some were not so discerning and we saw a Vinny Testaverde pick in round 2 one year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome!

  75. Jon says:
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    I can only keep one of Neil Ramirez or Tony Watson (even though I like them both). Who do you prefer in a 5×5 league?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Ramirez

  76. JJ says:
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    Please rank these Starting Pitchers ROS: H Alvarez, A Wood, J Arrieta, D Haren, A Heaney

  77. homerusuck says:
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    garret richards or home bailey ROS?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Bailey

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @homerusuck: Richards

  78. Hans says:
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    Cut Wilson or Bailey who.have been disappointing for Arrieta, Wood or Colon?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I wouldn’t cut those two. If they are your worst arms, you’ve gotta be doing okay unless it’s shallow.

      • Hans says:
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        @Mike: I have Fister, Anibal and Teheran. Its a 10 team points league bit with no bench so you have to ride the bad games. Total of 50 pitchers rostered. Does that change your opinion?

        • Mike

          Mike says:
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          If it’s Alex Wood, I could see swapping CJ for him…

  79. A.J. says:
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    Hey Mike, just wanted to see what you thought of my earlier post regarding trading Sale for Rizzo? Figured you agreed w/ the other persons post but wanted to check. Thanks

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no worries

      it’s fair…prefer the bat (Rizzo)

  80. Matty says:
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    Ten team, keep seven, I’m not planning on keeping any pitchers other than 25th round Matt Harvey.

    Arrieta or Heaney or Eovaldi for ROS and then a 15th round keep if they pitch out of their mind?
    Leaning Arrieta after last night.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      I’d go with Arrieta for now. Prefer Heaney as a keeper, however…

  81. Mike says:
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    Alex wood or Cobb ROS?
    Thinking of dropping Cobb to pick up Wood for today

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      man, Wood is still available? I’d still hold Cobb

  82. Mike says:
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    Yes Wood available…..don’t like Cobb for next start at Baltimore…..
    Was thinking Wood should do better….10 team standard
    Ok

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yeah, if it’s shallow and guys come on and off waivers all the time, sure thing. Otherwise, I’d hold Cobb

  83. Pope says:
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    12 Team Std 5×5 H2H Keeper (2)

    Matt Cain was just dropped, who should I drop for him?
    I have Cobb, Eovaldi, Roark, A. Wood, Richards, Heaney, Stroman, T. Walker
    Could drop a closer too I suppose, I have Rodney, Soria, Doolittle, J. Smith

    Also, I’ve got $106/260 FA budget left, how much would you throw down for Cain?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Eovaldi… 10-12%, not sure how aggressive your league is in FAAB

      • Pope says:
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        @Mike: Melancon just went for $8, but the other guys are kind of hard to predict in that regard. Thanks Mike

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Pope: Roark or Eovaldi

  84. homerusuck says:
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    sorry to clog up all the posts-selfish- but i really do need to lock down an ace.

    in a keeper league, I own harper at $34. i still love this guys upside, but if dealing him for an arm wins it for me this year who cares.

    would you do the deal i proposed above with harper instead of alex gordon. (cj wilson/corey kluber/bryce harper for sale). it’s a lot to pay, but no one will sell me their ace.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      no worries…I think you’re overpaying

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @homerusuck: I wouldn’t move Harper in a keeper. He’s only 21, with tremendous upside! I know he plays hard, then gets hurt but I think he’ll be smarter when it comes to running into wall s in the future. (Hopefully) cuz I own him in 2 keepers and 2 other leagues.

  85. Hans says:
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    Mike, not sure if you get notifications of responses to posts, but I responded to your post above. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      thanks, yeah, I go back up through them :)

  86. Zar says:
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    Hey grey and mike.

    Any thoughts on Adam Duvall? I read somewhere that Duvall may be getting the call. He’s hitting .297 with 23 homers.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Zar: Belt is starting his rehab assignment. Even if he gets the call PT looks minimal.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      don’t know much about him, unfortunately. As a corner man, wouldn’t he be blocked by Panda and Posey/Belt? impressive numbers though

  87. ERad says:
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    Starting Kennedy (11.6) and Anibal (8.6) today?

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      yes

  88. papasmurf says:
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    Colon really licked the A’s. I didn’t realize how well he had actually pitched. Dropped the ball and benched him. Last two days benched 3 SPs with “tough matchups” who totaled 2 ER in 20.1 IP and 2 wins.

    Hahn (any relation to Jessica Hahn?) looked great through 4 then the 2nd time through the lineup SF started to get to him. So… the second time around the league it’s gonna be much harder.

    Still, I am glad I punted Bauer for him.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      ouch on Colon. agree it’ll be interesting to see how Hahn rolls ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, prolly on Hahn, just a streamer for now and ride while hot, dump when not

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Ride while hot, then dump when not!

        …perfect analysis of Jessica Hahn Grey! HAHAHA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  89. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Cutch for Harper/Bailey

    Thanks.

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      redraft? prefer Cutch

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Mike: Yes, thanks. How about
        Cutch/Melancon for Goldy/Porcello

        H2H point Win and Saves are 10 pts

  90. ERad says:
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    Oh, and nice OitNB reference! My girlfriend says thank you for the shout out

  91. FELLAS!

    Need some help by all, especially Grey & Mike to weigh in:
    –5X5 ROTO 12 team end of season is Aug 31st, currently 3rd place overall
    –Currently 1st or 2nd in all offensive cats except avg (10th).
    –Pitching, last in wins and 10th in K’s, 2nd in saves & middle of pack in ERA/WHIP:

    Rosario
    Goldy
    Altuve
    Desmonds
    Longoria
    Bruce
    Gardner
    Polanco
    Abreu
    Bench: Springer, DL: Myers

    Strasburg
    Ikawuma
    Minor
    Teheran
    Alex Wood
    Heaney
    Arrieta
    Gausman
    Closers: Rodney, Rondon, Britton, Qualls

    I love my team, but want to position for the second half since we end early.
    1. Could possibly trade closer & pitcher for Greinke?
    2. trade Longo for another starter & pick up Asche?
    3. Walker is available too, drop any guys for him?
    4. Ride it out your lineup is stellar?
    4. Any other moves I should be making?

    What moves do you see to make up ground, thanks $1M

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      2nd in saves, you could lose Rondon for Walker, otherwise the team looks solid

      • @Mike: thanks fellas, if you think dropping Rondon, why not package him with someone for Greinke?

        Grey, Grey, Grey?

        • Bye Felicia says:
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          @kR Express: sure if you can get it done? Try moving Spring & Hector for Zack or Polanco for Zack. It’s a redraft correct? If not I wouldn’t move either bat for pitching. That’s my 3 cents

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @kR Express: I agree with Mike, except I don’t really see any holes in that line up. Team looks solid! Walker being Tajuan? Then yea id drop Hector also. Go get that title!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express: Rondon and Springer for Greinke?

  92. studPL says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Ozuna or JD Martinez in keepers league?

    Thanks!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      that’s close! I’d lean Ozuna still…

  93. Jimmy says:
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    With Cole back this Saturday, I will have to drop someone to activate him from DL. Who stays on the roster: Arrieta or Tyson Ross?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jimmy: Arrieta by a lot

  94. Rondelio says:
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    Should I hold Heaney for now? I picked up Neil Ramirez and Im gonna drop for Arrieta. I want to drop Ozuna for Joe Smith. Should I drop Phil Hughes, Heaney or Archer for EverthCab or Hahn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondelio: Heaney for Hahn, unless you need a SS, they’re apples and oranges

  95. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Thought on offerring Tim Hudson for Homer Bailey?
    What if I had to include Duffy?

    Note: I live in Dominican Republic, and we call Pedro Alvarez, EL TORO, which means The Bull!

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d take Bailey…Include Duffy, sure…. Nice!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: he’s El Burro here

  96. slew says:
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    Marco Gonzalez has been promoted for a start with the Cards. Worth the add in Dynasty formats?

    • slew says:
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      @slew:Better yet, he’ s starting today but isn’t available on ESPN til Friday.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @slew: nah, he’s not great….. Joe Kelly type is my comparison.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, isn’t anyone in some leagues?

  97. Beastman says:
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    Another day, another morning spent laughing at the write-ups over a bowl of cereal. Cheerios, in case you’re wondering. But frankly that’s none of your business.

    Please pick 2 ROS in a H2H league that counts quality starts: Alex Wood, Yordano, CJ Wilson.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Beastman: Woody and Yordy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Wood, Yordano

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. Oppo Taco says:
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    Sittin’ pretty in first place and largely credited to you and this site. Start all of these arms today? Wheeler has been good lately but Oakland is scary. Thanks!
    Price v Pitt
    Wood @ hou
    Iwakuma v Boston
    Wheeler v Oakland

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Oppo Taco: not Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start em

  99. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Grey, remember all the positive energy we were sending Segura to help him into the opening day lineup? Let’s direct some towards him becoming a regular contributor, shall we?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Done and done

  100. stonepie says:
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    my sale for his chris davis? might try and get him to throw in bailey too

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @stonepie: Yeah buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  101. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Seeing the King of SAGNOF rated as a Top 30 OF has me all verklempt…

    Talk amongst yourselves…I’ll give you a topic…Billy Butler is not actually a Butler.

    Discuss…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Mike: he’s available in one of my H2H leagues…has been for weeks. Butler is too..
      I have no room for either. My team was in the top 50 Nationally for espn Champions league standings last week. 86-14 record I believe?
      I had no idea that Davis was ranked there either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: also just dropped Dom Brown in 2 leagues. Thanks Tehole ;)
        What can Brown do for you?
        Me: Take a huge brown on my batting avg ratios/counting stats.
        “In comes Lind” You better keep MASHING Fatboy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  102. slew says:
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    Braun, Lucroy, and Aramis are not in the starting lineup. Adjust your rosters…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @slew: you’re shitting me!!!! WTFRACK

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @slew: Yayyy and it’s a Strasburg start!! Eff em up, and don’t be an ace-hole baby!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

    • Will says:
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      @slew: Welp, so much for that :(

  103. OneBadMetFan says:
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    Im in a 16 Team ESPN Head 2 Head League and in first place….
    Who would you prefer Brantly or Choo?
    I own Brantly and always wanted to get Choo but now the owner of Choo is willing to deal him to me for Brantly

    Here is the offer….
    Send Michael Brantley
    Send Drew Smyly
    Send Wade Davis
    Receive Shin-Soo Choo
    Receive Edwin Jackson
    Receive Shae Simmons

    What would you do?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @OneBadMetFan: nah I’d pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @OneBadMetFan: Don’t like it for you bro…literally every guy you’re sending is better than the othercomparable players

  104. I watched Heaney pitch and I gotta say he threw much better then the line indicates (unlike Gio who barely squeaked it out two days ago) in fact if there was a catcher behind the plate other then Salty, a catcher who you know, could actually catch, that night/line would have been much different. I’m fully on board, good call Grey.

    Oh…Umm (insert shitty question that won’t matter here).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Heaney, wasn’t terrible, can see that in the line…There’s hardly any baserunners

    • phenomenot says:
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      @SheaSeraSera: I agree. I thought he pitched pretty well, all things considered. Every baserunner seemed to score though.

  105. Ron Swanson's Stache says:
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    CJ Cron or Steve Pearce ROS?

    pick 2 ROS: Khris Davis, Corey Dickerson, JD Martinez?

    Scooter Gennett or Aaron Hill ROS?

    Thanks as always, Grey! You rock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron…Davis, Dickerson…Scooter

  106. Jake from State Farm says:
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    I was offered Arenado for my Reyes in a dynasty league. Easy answer usually but I’m already set at third and CI. And best avail short stops are Aviles, Hechavarria, or Sean Rodriguez. Still take it? Thanks.

      • Jake from State Farm says:
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        @Bye Felicia: I’m wearing khakis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t take it if you’re trying to win this year

  107. Bye Felicia says:
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    Daily Question:
    Who are you stacking against today boys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noesi

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Saunders and Marco Longball

  108. Grey you mind chiming in on the kR Express post a few back or do you agree with there sentiments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did already

  109. Mello Yello says:
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    I can’t wait for Gausman to be great on Friday, then immediately get sent back down because Miguel Gonzalez has lewd photos of Dan Duquette and a blow up Manny doll…this is going to be great!!

    Also someone inform Ozuna that he’s in my starting lineup now…so…you know, do all that stuff you were doing before this, and stop destroying my self esteem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  110. Andrew says:
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    Rank?

    Wheeler home vs A’s ($8.6)
    Alvarez at Phillies ($4)
    Latos at Cubs ($10.4)
    Burnett home vs Marlins ($20)
    Hutchison home vs Yankees ($4.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with SON’s ranking, except flip Alvarez and Hutch

  111. cubjet says:
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    Drop Shelby Miller for Guthrie or Hahn and if so who would you prefer?

    Is Grilli worth holding onto? Do you see him getting his closer roll back?

    Thanks in advance.
    Great stuff as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold Miller… Grilli could be the closer again by next month

  112. fausto says:
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    Who wins? redraft league
    G. Polanco/H.Bailey for Bumgarner?

    Thanks fellers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

    • fausto says:
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      @fausto:rotation is thin after madbum/fister

  113. Jay says:
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    Villar or Simmons? ROY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Are you selling on Simmons?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What are you selling him for?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: I just meant generally, have you lost faith in Simmons and think it’s better to sell than to have him on your team for the ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s batting in the bottom of the order with no speed or power, I doubt you can sell him for anything

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Grey: nor average, he’s like chris johnson but worse (only good thing is he’s at weaker position)

  114. Gomez427 says:
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    Been reading the site for a few years now, love the work you all do!

    I have a plethora of OFs in a 14 team keeper league and pretty shaky pitching. Trade Alex Gordon ($17, 1st year) and Homer Bailey ($13, 3rd year) for Greinke (non-keeper).

    Another factor is that I just extended Bailey for 3 years at $13/year and am getting a bit nervous (even though his peripherals look okay) and it would be a chance to free up a keeper slot for next year. The other owner did express interest in Hammel too, he might got for Gordon / Hammel.

    My other OFs [Stanton ($38, 1st year), Polanco ($9, 1st year), Springer ($10, 1st year), Carlos Gomez ($15, 2nd year), Dickerson ($10, 1st year), Leonys Martin ($15, 1st year)]

    My SP: Cliff Lee, Liriano, Garza, Hammel, Neise, Hutchinson, Peacock, Dylan Bundy (if he comes up as a starter).

    Thanks for the help and for saving me from ESPN, CBS, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d take Greinke there

  115. Andrew says:
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    Would you stream either Mills (at NYM) or Edwin J (home vs Reds) in a 12 team roto today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. booya says:
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    grilli or mcgee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  117. Birdmann says:
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    I am currently in second place in my Yahoo 14 team 6×6 (XBH and QS) keeper league, my pitching has been dominate, top two in all cats but QS, but I am lacking the power to push me to the top. I was thinking about taking a chance with the last place team to make a trade, my Felix (can’t be kept after this season) and Cano for Harper, Trumbo and Gattis.

    Too risky?
    Can my pitchers hold up, 1500 inning cap?
    Thoughts?

    Anyway here is my roster:
    Russell Martin C
    Brock Holt 1B,3B,OF
    Robinson Canó 2B
    Todd Frazier 3B
    Danny Santana 2B,SS,OF
    Allen Craig 1B,OF
    Adam Jones OF (K)
    Kole Calhoun OF
    Álex Ríos OF
    Dee Gordon 2B,SS
    Mike Moustakas 3B
    Félix Hernández SP (K)
    Bartolo Colón SP
    Jake Arrieta SP
    Mark Melancon RP
    Addison Reed RP
    Rafael Soriano RP
    Kenley Jansen RP
    Wade Davis SP,RP
    Adam Wainwright SP
    Rick Porcello SP
    Josh Beckett SP
    Jesse Hahn SP
    Jedd Gyorko 2B,3B Disabled List
    Prince Fielder 1B (K) Disabled List
    Javier Báez SS NA

    (K)= Keepers. Keeper rule is three seasons and three to four players can be kept

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trade

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Grey: alright back to the drawing board power is hard to get in this league.

        • Birdmann says:
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          @Birdmann: does Cano’s power ever show up.
          Should I be happy that I am in second?

          • Birdmann says:
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            @Birdmann: I was able to get Cano for Nolan, hated giving him up but it is Cano right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Cano

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes and yes

            • Birdmann says:
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              @Grey: alright, thanks as always Grey

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: what about cano for harper straight up

        • Birdmann says:
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          @J-FOH: I like it, anyway I could get Gattis as well?

  118. J-FOH says:
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    time to ration, if it’s Brown flush it down…

    • Birdmann says:
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      @J-FOH: if it is yellow let it mellow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Birdmann says:
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        @Grey: My mom use to say that back in the 70’s during the water rationing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  119. my sisters friend boyfriend says:
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    Just got offered Chris Davis and Anthony Rizzo for my Jose Abreu in a 10 team h2h points league,weekly lineups….you would think i should jump on it but I have no interest in Davis he has only put up over 20 points twice this season plus if I do accept this trade i have nobody to drop for Davis…..oddly enough Rizzo puts up more points then Abreu week in week out but why does it feel like Abreu is more valuable then Rizzo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo side, I;m sure you can find someone to drop for Davis

  120. the pillar & the stones says:
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    How would you rank these:
    Dickey vs CWS (11.5)
    Despaigne vs ARI (10.1)
    Vogelsong vs CIN (8.9)
    Tillman vs TB (-1.7)

    Who would you start in 12 team H2H pts leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Despaigne down

  121. Birdmann says:
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    new trade idea: Felix and Cano for Bruce, Cargo and Carlos Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side, it’s fair

  122. frankgrimes says:
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    Adams jones Bruce and seager for trout? too much?
    hilarious write up today as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bit much

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        look I’m vaping my new reo in me avatar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA…Oh man, that’s awesome

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Grey: 12 team we keep three I’m middle of the pack. so I sorta giving up hope this year but get fish boy instead of jones for next year and beyond you do this then right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah, go for it

  123. Fister asche says:
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    Is hellickson worth an add with him coming back soon. Was streaming lincecum this week and Could drop him. Morton and masterson also drop candidates…thoughts?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Fister asche: Hellboy is hot garbage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For get Hellickson

  124. goodfold2@yahoo.com says:
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    keuchel just got dropped in 12 teamer where i actually have top 2 ratios. roto with QS and K/BB instead of total K’s. drop any of colon (recent history says no drop him, i now have the colon without a colonic in 2 leagues)/heaney/. looks like maybe no drop here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  125. Steve D. says:
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    Steve Pearce or Adam Lind next month of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  126. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    Pujols/Bruce too much for Mccutchen? Have freeman to play 1b and Trumbo to replace Bruce soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit pricey

      • It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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        @Grey: I told him that. He said “this ain’t kohls”. Lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  127. CL says:
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    Grey:

    In Dynasty Vacuum, who’d you rather own:

    Wacha or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  128. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. currently rostering allen and axford. ok to lose axford at this point? other possible drops include bettances or mcgehee (bench bat). thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Axford

  129. Alan says:
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    So in a 10 team league with inn limit where guys like arrieta, odorizzi, niese, alvarez and stroman are available, are you still hanging on to homer bailey?

    • Alan says:
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      @Alan: Gausman is avail too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  130. Joe says:
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    Grey would you start chase anderson vs Cleveland ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  131. John says:
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    you didnt love this yesterday but trying squeeze more out….worth adding cashner to the deal?

    Get miggy and cashner or (burnett kuroda vargas simon peralta) 2 top two targets?

    give harper cueto one of my 4 closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • John says:
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        @Grey: which arm to target if he says no on cashner….vargas burnett juroda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None of those

          • John says:
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            @Grey: So good trade in 10 team with cashner and if not dont do it?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  132. Marshall says:
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    Hey grey, love the posts!

    Trade question; this would be me sending the proposal- I have a lot of depth at OF (we start 4 , here’s who I have: Hunter pence, Michael Brantley, springer & jay Bruce- polanco at utility, Matt Holliday on bench & Bryce Harper on DL & should return by next week)

    I’d be willing to same trade to deal either dee Gordon, Alexei Ramirez or pedroia.

    I kinda want some power I was thinking dealing both pence & Bruce for one solid/ really good hitter. I’m looking at this teams rosters, he has Todd frazier , Matt Adams, Starlin Castro, Adam laroche, Jose Reyes to name a few I’d be willing to receive.
    For pitchers he has kershaw, darvish, j Zimmerman , heaney, Jared weaver & Shelby miller & we start 3

    My 1st base is goldy & IF votto & my 3b could use an upgrade I have d wright . My SS is Alexei Ramirez & dee is eligible at SS too.

    That’s one team here’s another

    Team #2
    Some of his players I’m eyeing; chase utley, Adrian beltre, Elvis andrus, Josh dondalson but this owner said he’s not trading Donaldson whatsoever , Braun , Alex Gordon, to name a few

    Team # 3

    Here are a few I’m eyeing for this team; Ryan Howard, altuve, Pedro alverez, Sandoval, Adrian Gonzalez, he has a ton of pitchers; David price, & has always benched Lester never started him this season!, ryu, grienke, buerhle, hudson

    Would you stand pat or try to work out a deal? If you work out a deal what would you propose ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre for Bruce/Pence?

  133. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Drop Singleton for Granderson?

  134. Matt says:
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    Homer for Cobb fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I’m getting Cobb that is

  135. Dude, how about my boy Travis D for the Mess launching a 3 run bomb v Kazmir..He has found his power stroke and with his K/BB ratio only a matter of time before he starts to live up to the hype..

    Piazza Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Um, yeah

  136. A2K says:
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    Smyly or Morton?
    10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  137. rondelio says:
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    Trade Fat Adams for Cishek or Rafael Soriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d get a cheaper closer if I needed saves, it’s fair though

  138. John says:
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    best ros, vargas, peralta nurnet simon kuroda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

  139. Boy Wonder says:
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    I get it, Jose Quintana isn’t a sexy name. But this guy has been reliable for a long time now. There’s no reason why he should only be owned in less than 5% of ESPN leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  140. hankp says:
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    Which side do you like better in a 5×5 for ROS Aybar/Lincecum or B.Miller/Cain? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  141. Jason says:
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    dump bogearts for asdrubal cab?

    only thing is I just traded andrus for Xander and G. Cole.

    but xanders been a pie of hot garbage lately. you see him breaking out of his funk? he at risk of losing playing time at all?

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: other SS available Zobrist (on waivers right now) Aybar, Everth, Crawford, Owings, Peralta, Villar, MErcer, Jeter, B Miller

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Zobrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, that Dickerson and Pederson blurb cracked me up…looool, thanks for that.

    10 team H2H, could you see dropping Bailey for Beckett or Arrieta?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Beckett

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: …and another one if you dont mind: Walker or Rollins for MI and ROS.

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rollins

  143. Matt says:
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    Cool to trade Bailey/Belt for Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson’s going to be out of a job when CarGo and Cuddyer return

      • Puig's Poutines says:
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        @Grey: I loved the “updating the website on injury updates” blurb so awesome

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

    • Boy Wonder says:
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      @Matt: in a keeper yes. In re-draft, Cuddyer’s out until August and Cargo isn’t a guarantee health-wise. So maybe.. But probably not. Sorry if that only sorta helped

  144. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. rios or heyward straight up for hamels if i need pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: you would want heyward side or its ok to give heyward to get hamels?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d give Heyward

  145. Confucius says:
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    interesting post as always Grey

    cain just dropped in my league. who would you give up to snag him? (heaney, guasman, archer)

    who do you like ros? (holt, harrison, asche, mostsuckass)

    which two would you stash if you had room? (pederson, betts, bryant, alex guerrero)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Intersting? I’ll take it! I’d stay away from Cain… Mostsuckass, Asche…Bryant, Betts

  146. Homerj24 says:
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    5×5 OBP instead of runs.

    Kemp or Bruce ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

  147. homerusuck says:
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    arrieta is one hot m’fer. would you want arrieta or alex wood ROS? i think my strategy for next year is get as many pitchers in the NL east as possible. i’m kind of surprised this strategy isn’t talked about more often, or are divisions kind of irrelevant?

    i mean if you get matt harvey/jo fer (both out, rip) but really any of the nationals pitchers, cole hamels, etc etc
    you’ve got to be feeling good about all their matchups against the mets/phillies/braves/marlins. it’s like a pitchers dream to face those guys weak in/weak out

    • homerusuck says:
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      @homerusuck: week* damn, and to think i’m in grad school

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood… Yup, NL East is a good place to pitch…

  148. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like in pitt if melancon fails? grilli, watson or wilson? sagnof!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grilli

  149. TJ says:
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    I thought I would’ve done well with this team heading into the season, but have lacked power (as Grey predicted). Here is my team (5×5 Yahoo H2H Pro League):

    C- Gomes
    1B – Cron
    2B- Altuve
    3B- Longoria
    SS- Andrus
    OF- Bruce
    OF- Polanco
    OF- Puig
    Util- Votto
    Util- Bogaerts
    Bench- L. Martin

    Bogaerts is killing me….should I drop him for a heating up B. Miller or J. Mercer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you picking up another MI if Xander is UTIL?

      • TJ says:
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        @Grey: Because I’m an idiot….

        Just looking for more power. The top power guys out there are Reynolds, Dunn, C Carter, J Francisco, Peralta, Olt, G Jones, Rasmus, Viciedo. Should I grab one of these guys instead? Willingham is set to clear waivers tomorrow, too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Rasmus

          • TJ says:
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            @Grey: Cool. Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  150. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    I asked the Taijuan walker owner who he would want for him. He wants Trumbo. Countered w ozuna and he said no, wants Trumbo.

    Take walker or hold Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  151. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Grilli got lit up again today. Do you think Melancon keeps the job. I have both or do I hold onto Grilli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon will be the closer for a few weeks to a month, at least

  152. nick the dick says:
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    My polanco and melancon/or allen for sonny in a 10 team redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray side

  153. Nico

    XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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    Hey Mr. Lethario, quick trade question. 10 team 6×5 Yahoo league:

    Springer/Hill for Kipnis/Minor (or Stroman)

    I’m looking to upgrade at 2nd and buy low on a potential second half breakout. Additionally, I need another pitcher, and I like Stroman’s SP/RP eligibility. Adrian Gonzalez will take Springer’s UTIL spot in the lineup. Selling too low on Springer or do you like the deal potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis side with Minor

      • Nico

        XxAznBayBeexX Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. Wilsonian says:
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    Who would you pick up if Hanley’s vaginitis continues to flare up:

    Zobrist
    Alcides
    Miller
    Assdribble

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  155. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Great write up as always, my over-the-internet friend.

    If my pitching is led by King Felix and the Tanakatron in RCL, should I be trying to trade one of them to get some more hitting? The rest of my pitching is rounded out by Alvarez, Arrieta, Hahn, and Chavez, with Kimbrel, Neil Ramirez, and Neshek as my relievers. Tough for me to tell if I could survive trading one of the two aces away.

    My hitting deficiencies are at MI (Currently have 2B Odor SS Alexei 2B/SS Scooter) and OF (No Pagan lately and Crawford on the DL. Current OF: Puig, Ellsbury, Khris, Jennings, Stubbs when he starts, Lake when Stubbs doesn’t start).

    When I saw you mention Ender Inciarte I was really praying for an Ender’s Game reference. Can you send your mojo his way for at least one game this season so that he can be mentioned in another write up?!?

    Cheers,
    Brew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha, will do on Ender, last time I mentioned him, I went with an Ender’s game reference…. Wanted to mix it up… Trade Felix or Tanaka, yes… I’d want a top 20 hitter for one of them…

  156. Steve Stevenson says:
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    14-tm weekly H2H, W, L and QS count. When Cole’s off the DL, drop A. Wood, McHugh, Keuchel, Cole or Bailey? Who’s your second drop, in case I also need to pick up a 2-starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bailey, McHugh

  157. John says:
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    harp cueto trade for miggy or do harp and wood or my worst arm for Strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  158. Carnac says:
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    Who has two thumbs and dropped Scooter last night because he was facing Strasburg today followed by 2 LHP?

    Me, I have 2 thumbs. And the other thing, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  159. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you deal Dozier and Melancon for Frazier and then pick up one of the following:

    Zobrist
    Prado
    Miller
    Scoots

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Scoots

  160. goodfold2 says:
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    at least in one scooter league listening to the tron still had him playing. in other league’s i have hill or d.santana over him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  161. Matty says:
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    It’s nice to see that the ESPN body issue will be taking cues from the “Get Him In Your Lineup” department.

    http://bit.ly/UKcyNM
    “Oh, Prince Fielder has nothing else to do? Let’s make him pose naked.”

    He ranks somewhere between Larry King and Rosie O’Donnell on my spectrum of people I would like to see naked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  162. Will says:
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    Drop Porcello for Stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  163. goodfold2 says:
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    don’t really want to bench mesoraco right now, who does get benched?
    -pujols (hasn’t done much lately, but does play some no name today vs Pino)
    -springer vs wood
    -rios vs annabelle (but i do need steals, having benched two from PIT’s harrison/polanco so far this week)
    – comissioner gordon vs haren
    -mesoraco @ E-Jax
    Tron actually says to bench mesoraco. actually have early 4 homer lead, but down a steal and badly behind in average. (.237 -.292)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mesoraco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: why oh why did I swap that guy for Ozuna a few weeks ago?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, that one… Yes, Krush!

  164. Jon says:
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    Asche, Headley or Moustakas over Beckham?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jon: headley’s gotta be at the bottom of those 4. beckham and asche should be at the top, but i’m sure which is first. mostsuckass is 3rd.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Am I that predictable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche

  165. Big-Tone says:
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    I was offered his Ellsbury, Sale and Dozier for my Braun, Teheran, and Fielder in an OBP keeper league…. This is a no brainer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  166. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    I need some trade advice. 10-Team H2H Keeper League (must keep two pitchers) and I’m in 9th place with no hope for contention this year. As it stands right now, I’d be keeping the following:

    McCutchen
    Harper
    Cargo
    Kipnis
    Sale
    Wacha

    Want to get insurance on Wacha’s shoulder and was thinking I’d throw another team in contention Chris Davis, V-Mart and Verlander/Richards for Rizzo and Teheran. First, is Rizzo a better long-term hitter keeper than Kipnis, and second, is that aforementioned deal fair? As always, any/all feedback is much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Rizzo is better…I’d do that deal, sure

      • Peter Nincompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  167. sniff test says:
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    Is trading Allan Craig for Jean Segura okay to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  168. HOT OFF THE PRESSES:
    PRINCESS FIELDER to pose NUDE in upcoming magazine feature

    Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is out for the remainder of the season following neck surgery, which leaves him plenty of time to pursue other interests. Among those interests: posing nude for magazines. Tastefully, of course.

    According to Associated Press, Fielder will be one of 22 athletes to pose in an upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, their equivalent of the Swimsuit Issue. Fielder will be included in a feature called “Bodies We Want.”

    Fielder, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 275 lbs. on the team’s official site, won’t be the first Rangers player to appear in the Body Issue. Outfielder Nelson Cruz posed nude in the 2009 edition. Matt Harvey’s photos (NSFW-ish) created quite the stir last year, as you may remember.

    The Body Issue is scheduled to hit newsstands on July 11.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s hawt

  169. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Which two do you think ROS — AJ Burnett, Porcello or Lincecum? Thanks for the voodoo that you guys do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Porcello… No problem

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Grey: Along these lines, in a 16-team league, would you rather drop Porcello to grab Lincecum off waivers; or drop Jimmy Nelson, who I’m stashing (5 bench spots), for Lincecum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Nelson

          • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  170. Scott says:
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    Heaney or Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  171. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Rate my team please, so I can feel better about my 5-6 record.
    10 team h2H Standard points

    Molina
    Abreu
    Carpenter
    Aramis
    Desmond
    McCutchen
    Holliday
    JD Martinez
    Gordon
    Chris Davis

    Darvish
    Sale
    Richards
    Jesse Chavez
    Gausman
    Walker
    Heaney
    Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should sell Sale and fix your hitting…

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s some good advice, thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  172. Wilsonian says:
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    Obviously JD Martinez isn’t THIS good, but he has shown some promise in the Minors in the past. Think he’s figured a little bit out or is he strictly a hot Schmotato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strictly schmotato

  173. John says:
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    serious shish…

    miggy and (Gausman rubby d odorizzi)one of for

    Cueto harper and jansenn

    my lineup after-
    sperez, miggy dozier desmond edwin stanton ajones puig dickerson pujols(util) 10 tm

    • John says:
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      @John: Your annoyed with me arent you!!! lol

      • john says:
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        @John: no comment?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On what?

          • john says:
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            @Grey: trade above sorry not clear.
            Miggy and gausman or one the other choices above for my harper cueto and jansenn.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fair in a redraft league

  174. Sully says:
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    Possible blockbustah about to go down. Which side comes out on top? Trout, Utley, Votto, Koji, and Matt Cain for Chris Davis, Harper, Segura, Yelich, and MadBum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  175. doghat666 says:
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    11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
    Pitch categories Std 5 + Innings, W-L, Holds, K/9, BAA

    I was offered Zimmermann and Arreita for my Cobb and A Wood.
    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  176. ashtray says:
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    I’ve hoarded too many SPs. Who are my top 3 drops:

    Sale
    Greinke
    Alex Wood
    Cole
    Gray
    Bailey
    Archer
    Ventura
    Keuchel
    Weaver
    Mchugh

    Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver, McHugh, Archer

  177. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Jonathan Papelbon, DJ LeMahieu.
    get- Neil Walker, Drew Stubbs

    basically Papelbon for Walker.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- LeMahieu. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Cron.
    OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Calhoun. OF- Jay. UT- Marisnik.
    BN- Ludwick, Rutledge, Duda, Dyson, D’Arnaud, Pederson,
    DL- Cuddyer. DL- Saunders. DL- Blanks. DL- Gyorko.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Kennedy. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
    P- Oviedo. P- ESantana. P- Ross.
    BN- Kuroda, Gausman, Nelson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent for you

  178. Balmy Tundrastein says:
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    16 team OPS league with 5 keepers. i already have a.gordon/s.castro/miggy/kinsler/r.zimm/hosmer/cobb. opp wants to trade me his j.upton and a 13 round pick next year for my j.jones and a 1st round next year. so really, is justin upton worth around an 80th overall player next year (with future value thrown in too), of course i would have to subtract the value of my weakest keeper from that value. i’m assuming right now my keeper order should be something like
    miggy/kinsler/a.gordon/s.castro and one of cobb/r.zimm/hosmer. 3 OF and 1 util here.
    If this was a simple ROS trade it would be a no. Upton would have to worth at least $15 dollars more (the value of the 80th ranked guy ROS, which is crisp, at $15) than my weakest keeper (if hosmer it would be around $8 more). Future value muddles things.
    2. if it’s a yes to get upton, who are the 5 keepers?

  179. Balmy Tundrastein says:
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    16 team OPS league with 5 keepers. i already have a.gordon/s.castro/miggy/kinsler/r.zimm/hosmer/cobb. opp wants to trade me his j.upton and a 13 round pick next year for my j.jones and a 1st round next year. so really, is justin upton worth around an 80th overall player next year (with future value thrown in too), of course i would have to subtract the value of my weakest keeper from that value. i’m assuming right now my keeper order should be something like
    miggy/kinsler/a.gordon/s.castro and one of cobb/r.zimm/hosmer. 3 OF and 1 util here.
    If this was a simple ROS trade it would be a no. Upton would have to worth at least $15 dollars more (the value of the 80th ranked guy ROS, which is crisp, at $15) than my weakest keeper (if hosmer it would be around $8 more). Future value muddles things.
    2. if it’s a yes to get upton, who are the 5 keepers?

    • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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      @Balmy Tundrastein: oops, we keep 6, not 5. upton would displace the 2nd worst of those 7 people listed above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Upton, Miggy, Kinsler, Gordon, Hosmer

      • Balmy Tundrastein says:
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        @Grey: ok, so do that trade, and 6th keeper is castro/zimm/cobb? probably cobb. (that really doesn’t need to be decided until 2 days before draft (like next march)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Cobb

  180. Grey's #1 Fan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I’m trying to trade for Wainwright.. What do you think about offering Anibal Sanchez and Dallas Keuchel for him?

    My rotation is as follows: Darvish, Gray, Keuchel, Anibal, Bailey, Arrieta, Eovaldi, Wood, Kluber,
    N/A: Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wainwright in a shallower league

  181. Ryan741 says:
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    H2H points league, which side do you prefer: Bruce/Polanco/Perkins or Cutch/Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch

  182. goodfold2 says:
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    melancon’s only been bad at closing this time, he was much better on Grilli’s Dl stint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  183. Fish says:
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    Choo just got dropped in my league. I’m guessing that’s an easy add for Singleton or Grilli? Which one? I’d guess Singleton in hopes Grilli gets job back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Grilli

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey: To clarify, add choo and drop Grilli, right?

        Don’t see Grilli getting job back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, drop Grilli

  184. tom says:
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    I’m in a 12 H2H weekly mixed league. I was offered tanner Roark for Gregory planco straight up. My only 3 OF would be M Holiday,G Stanton and C Dickerson. I would be adding tanner to my staff of Greinke,Lackey,Kazmir,J Chavez,J Niese,D Haren,Chen wen, with Cashner n Wacha on my DL…. Do you think this would be a smart move for my team considering my other players. Not sure just how much I need another pitcher vs what I might have with Blanco plus how much does dickerson play once every one comes back. Thank you and sorry for such a long winded question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  185. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    from yesterday. that 20 team keeper league with 8 of these keepers. only being in one 20 team league, is this enough depth to say this is a decent team. i’m thinking it’s too pitcher heavy, even for 20 teamer. it’s 5 X 5.
    castellanos/snydergaard/heaney/cole/richards/cueto/ryu/upton/soler/trumbo/s.castro/cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like decent enough core

  186. The Sportsguy says:
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    Brandon Guyer? Regular AB’s for the next month? Deep AL league, just looking for PT, dont need anything special…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  187. Jon says:
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    Would you deal Kemp and Odor for Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  188. Prince George says:
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    12 team H2H points keeper league…Jesse Hahn or Skaggs for next 3 years? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  189. The Flayed Man says:
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    Two trades two league:

    Trade one: 20 keeper roto dynasty league

    My Fister for his Segura

    Trade two: 10 keeper roto dynasty Holds league

    My Fister/Nechek for his Segura/K. Jansen.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side in both

  190. Mike says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Puig,Melky,Adam jones
    Thx!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Puig

  191. frankgrimes says:
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    Timmy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bam!

  192. nick the dick says:
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    See what happens when i dont jinx it G!! I did throw timmayyyy too! Thanks goes out to the SON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See that!

  193. Zeus says:
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    So what’s up with Choo? I’m in an OBP league and he’s been riding my bench for a while .

    Everything except BABIP (.300 2014 to .340 career) is in line with career norms for him.

    If the best I can expect is maybe 10/5 from here on out, is he really worth a roster spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can trade him if you don’t want him

  194. Tracy says:
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    Please rank ROS in a 10 team H2H 5×5 QS league: Lackey, C Lee, Gio and Alex Cobb. As always, I appreciate all the work you put into this advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb, Lee, Gio… No problem….

  195. moronymous lohse says:
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    Crap! I streamed Timmy and he throws a no hitter. Now I can’t drop him like I wanted. It’s like having plans to hit and quit the ugly girl in the neighborhood only to find out she’s the best you have had in a long time. I guess what I’m saying is Timmy Lincecum has a sweet ass and some great boobs once you get past the face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He gave up 8 ER the game after his last no hitter, you can drop him

      • moronymous lohse says:
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        @Grey: I didn’t know that. Yeah, I can’t be seen dating that guy. I will try to trade but my league mates are pretty savvy. He’ll get the drop in a day or two. His start just screwed up my plans to drop him for another streamer for tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He also had 145 pitches in his last no hitter, so there’s that

  196. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    14 team league dynasty just received this “offer”. opp’s
    hardy/kiermaier (why is this guy owned in 14 teamer)/juan f/rios/ozuna/hudson/beachy for my
    cespedes/kershaw/s.castro. with this note attached.
    “I believe this trade would set you up for next year with good young players and parlay the assets you currently have into the core of a good team while at the same time allowing me to have a chance to make a run at the title this year”.
    has anybody seriously been witness to something this retarded?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn74wA4qGpA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  197. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Having run out of things to do at work, I decided to occupy my time with inane fantasy baseball things. This time it ended up being looking through the names of the catchers that rarely/never play because as I went through a couple of pages there were some serious gems. You might already know these, but check out some highlights:

    Tuffy Gosewisch
    Dallas Tarleton
    Rocky Gale
    Jake DePew
    Zach Maggard
    Jean Luc Blaguiere
    Jett Bandy
    Kellin Deglan
    Kiel Thibault
    Robinson Cancel

    These guys need to get some PT so that you can use them in your write-ups. Imagine the possibilities! I’ve got my eye on Tuffy Gosewisch like a cyclops with a monocle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tuffy plays a decent amount… Jett Bandy, not as much

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @BrewFreeOrDie: i want to change my name to robinson cancel.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s how I feel when my offers for Cano don’t go through…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Grey: you should name your team that in those leagues

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

  198. nick the dick says:
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    Ill be damned if tomorrows title isnt ‘Timmy Timmy ya, Timmy yam, Timmy yay’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, awesome… You beat me, I think…

  199. Erasmo optioned to Tacoma. They say for bullpen help. Might it really mean Taijuan-time and those Mariners are just being annoyingly coy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  200. Pb&j and a bat says:
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    Worley ($7.8) vs Mets or McCarthy ($12.5) @ SD. Who u like best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta go SON, but I like both in those matchups

      • Pb&j and a bat says:
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        @Grey: thx, grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  201. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. pedroia/bruce for cano/cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano, but it’s fair

  202. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    retarded owner from above is now actually getting serious, sending this juan f (who i simply will drop)/rios/ozuna for cespedes. this is dynasty league. i’m thinking this is still a no. i’d have to drop either a SP (i have 10, it would be c.anderson or chavez), or one of my bench hitters (hill/machado/mcgehee/rajai).

  203. nick the dick says:
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    Well espn had the dreaded ! next to rasmus and lind and i was wondering why theyd both be sitting vs a righty. Well neither are really sitting and now that i sat rasmus i better not get fake-out sonovabenched!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s the worst

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: da woist, as i read in curly’s voice…

        • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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          @nick the dick: If you’re on twitter follow @mlblineups. Has never failed me, and generally posted hours in advance of the game/games.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Under Tools menu at top of the page is my go to source, fwiw

            • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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              @Grey: Nice, wasn’t aware of them…I’m sure they are just as good. The DK link is nice for those that play DFS.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @JoeMorgan’sMustache: eh its a rare mistake and im just missing out on a night of colby rasmus so im not sweatin it. Thanks tho ill keep it in mind next time somethings fishy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  204. bossmanjunior says:
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    Picked up Melancon with my number one waiver priority a couple of days ago despite the fact I didn’t need him with the intent of trading him for a starter. Already have Robertson, Cishek, Krod, and Allen. Would you trade Melancon for Verlander and take a big risk.he turns it around or wait around for a better opportunity? Was trying to get Alex Wood from another owner but he seemed hesitant despite it looking like a fair trade. Same owner also has Haren and Wheeler but I think I can do better. Its a h2h league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Verlander

  205. brett says:
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    Grey,

    1. Can you rank Latos, Cobb and Bailey

    2. Would you trade JD Martinez and Tyson Ross for Bailey?

    THanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb, Latos… I’d take Bailey

  206. Abdoozy says:
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    Want to see the face of a sad man?

    Look for the man who dropped Carlos Santana for Mesoraco, then dropped Mesoraco when he hit the DL for Yan Gomes, then picked up Mesoraco again, then dropped Mesoraco for a guy who keeps getting hit in the head with baseball bats.

    Me. I’m the sad man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Ouch…

  207. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Lee, hosmer, Kinsler

    For

    Price, freeman and la Stella/Phillips

    Which side wins? I think you’ll say price side. If so, who should I get back as a 2b lastella or Phillips?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price… La Stella

  208. brett says:
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    Rest of Season reg. categories plus OPS. Calhoun or JD Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  209. McBainus says:
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    Grey, you think Carlos Gomez is legit as a 3 year keeper?

    Got offered a $5 CarGom for my $18 Kershaw.

    Kershaw is younger, and will definitely stay good if healthy. Not so sure CarGom is a Top-25 player in a year or two.

    Leaning towards taking the deal though – what say you, good sir?

    • McBainus says:
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      @McBainus:
      Oh yeah – standard Roto 5×5, nothing unusual in the rules.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw

  210. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Need help. Should I trade for a closer like Robertson or a starter for Cobb?

    6×6 with holds extra category. 12 team league

    Staff: Strasberg, Gray, Beckett, Verlander, Ross, Smyly, Heaney, Rosenthal, Joe Smith, Meija, Melancon, Grilli, Clippard.

    Would either upgrade Smith or Ross on a trade

    Thanks so much for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upgrade Smith

  211. goodfold2 says:
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    yeah, got 3 decent innings out of dana eveland in 30 man league. 3 baserunners 1 ER 3 K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: in 30 man (where i’m still benching erasmo) i’ll take anything decent. can’t even pickup pino and those other humps since i’m middle of the pack. waviers are always by overall record.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  212. Moose Out Front says:
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    which side:

    Rizzo/ Teheran/ R.Soriano
    or
    Braun / Lackey

    Thanks for the great work Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  213. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto
    Pick one to drop:
    Arrieta, McHugh, Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I figured; just wanted to double check.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  214. Bob says:
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    ROS eovaldi or walker in a 6×6 with QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  215. Sange76 says:
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    12 team h2h points

    Have Alvarez and Boegarts at 3b
    Allen Craig and singleton at 1b

    Worth it to deal Alvarez for either texeria or Ryan Howard?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  216. nick the dick says:
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    Really Fatt Adams had to slam and legs on me? I hate that slob….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  217. It's Enrico Pallazzo says:
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    My pitching line is sick for today. Rolled out Lincecum, Wood, McHugh and have iwakuma later. Can’t wait for Belisario to fuck it all up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nice

  218. nick the dick says:
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    Melancon or allen most of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  219. goodfold2 says:
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    mchugh’s getting F’ed in the A.

  220. Mike says:
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    Crush or freeman ros?

    I have freeman but someone is offering me Davis for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  221. john says:
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    Just a question on this trade you said its fair, but is it overkill on my offense, when i cld just slot harper in util in few days, i know miggy and harp not SAME but my offense pretty sweet.

    miggy and (Gausman rubby d odorizzi)one of WHO u like?
    Cueto harper and jansenn

    my lineup after-
    sperez, miggy dozier desmond edwin stanton ajones puig dickerson pujols(util) 10 tm

    If i can trade off an extra arm tho im going to be dropping one of the pitchers…
    Gcole shields minor keuchal kazmir lackey ventura awood gasuman(if trade) Cueto (no trade)

    do trade my hitting pitching look good after trade? or hold and drop who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need Cueto

      • john says:
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        @Grey: lol, ohh man…

        who to drop? ill be working my ass off to trade one these dudes but if not who goes, Alex has done pretty dang good when hes pitched??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why do you have to drop someone?

          • john says:
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            @Grey: well if when GCOLE comes back Ill have too many arms. I have no bench bats, shallow rosters. Going to try and trade but… I woudnt normally drop a closer so….have kenley doolittle robertson and Jansenn

  222. Dan says:
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    Pickup Scooter Gennett or Neil Walker and start them over Pedroia? Dustin is starting to test my patience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter when he plays

    • Mr. Tibbs says:
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      @Dan: FYI, Scooter probably won’t play Thursday and Friday cos the Brewers are facing lefties.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Dan: gotta make this a 2 part question (unless you already own walker as well), you will need a 2nd 2B (like with wong) if you have scooter. go get harrison/la stella/odor.

      • Dan says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: I only own Pedroia. If I pickup Scooter I can play him over Pedroia when he starts and play Pedroia when he sits.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Dan: that’s the idea.

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    hit GOLDY, i’m finally hitting a lot of homers this week, but under .230. so total bases ain’t great.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: right down the middle, back to dugout. if i actually win this week i won’t care.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  224. Chris says:
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    Shin Soo Choo is available in my mixed roto league. I’m weak in HR and AVG but strong everywhere else. Do I drop Solarte or Lorenzo Cain for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solarte

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I figured but I just realized as I looked over it, Solarte’s my only 3B with Gyorko and Arenado on the DL.

        Juan Francisco is also available.

        My other possible cuts are Singleton, Brad Miller, Starling Marte, Matt Cain.

        What to do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Miller or Cain

  225. B.o.B says:
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    10 team, OBP league…here’s my offense, do I drop any for JD?

    C-Rosario
    1B-Moss, Morneau
    2B-Carpenter
    3B-Beltre
    SS-Segura
    OF-Stanton, Adam Jones, Dickerson, Alex Gordon, Khris Davis, Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  226. Mike says:
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    Just traded Beckett and Uehara and got back Charlie Blackmon…
    I had replaced Beckett with Alex wood before tonight’s game..
    Had plenty of saves
    Do u agree?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like it, but hopefully it works out

  227. fitz says:
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    Grey, I’d just like to thank you for the ability to skip to bottom of comments. So helpful !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  228. Moose Out Front says:
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    How about
    A. Gordon / Teheran / Gray
    or
    Braun / Lackey / Gallardo

    thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon side

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I’m in the process of getting carried away trying to buy low on Braun as you can tell.

        Last one:

        Gordon / Teheran / R. Soriano
        or
        Braun / Lackey

        I play the SAGNOF game pretty well with closers and feel like shedding one won’t kill me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Braun there

          • Moose Out Front says:
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            @Grey: Cool. Last one for real:

            Pujos / R. Soriano
            or
            Braun

            Pretty cool that my FBB leader is available to field on the spot trade questions at 10:00 at night. Sending a daiquiri your way right now. Thank you again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem… That trade is fair, take Braun if you need an OF more than a 1B…

  229. goodfold2 says:
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    at least annabelle waits till the week i play against wheeler/lackey/miller/greinke to have a bad game in bigger money league. poor bastard still has a 8.59/1.98 era/whip after 6 starts (and one bad g.holland outing)

  230. Tom says:
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    If taijuan comes up later this week, would you drop heaney for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  231. Mello Yello says:
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    ZUNINO!!!!! Quick everyone on thr bandwagon so you can jinx the eff out of it! (Holy shizz does he look good though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  232. goodfold2 says:
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    andrus STEAL! do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  233. Abdoozy says:
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    So. Zunino. Considering Norris seems not to be 100% and is in a super platoon at C (which should be called a Beaney-copter), and there are no other reasonable options on the wire.. Would you drop Norris for the big Z?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Abdoozy says:
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        @Grey: You aren’t just trying to get me on the bandwagon are you??

  234. Jay says:
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    Would you drop boegarts or hosmer to get Zobrist?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  235. FillyP says:
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    12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP/XBH + QS/IP)

    A league mate who’s out of the race is looking to move CarGo.. he wants something like this:

    Desmond Jennings (or Alex Gordon) + Doolittle + 2015 11th Round Pick for
    CarGo + 2015 15th Round Pick

    I know CarGo is a bit of a gamble, but I have my DL spot open. I’d be a fool not to take something like this, right? I’m in 1st by a decent margin and have Jones/Bruce/Cruz/Gordon/J.D. Martinez in the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take cargo

      • FillyP says:
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        @Grey:

        You’re the man Grey. Do you ever stop working?

        One more quickie: 12t ESPN 5×5 Standard keeper.. what do you think about Blackmon + Belt for Iwakuma + Butler ? Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want the Belt side

  236. Carlos says:
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    Grey!!

    Shallow yahoo 10 team h2h. Who do I drop for a streamer? I’m leaning towards Archer or Bailey.

    Arrieta
    Archer
    Kluber
    Bailey
    Gray
    Cobb

    Been riding this staff out to first place.. I picked up Arrieta to stream and now I don’t want to drop him.

    Thanks!

    • Carlos says:
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      @Carlos:

      Should add that it is standard h2h categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  237. Would you drop Heaney, Gausman or Arrieta for Walker? oR perhaps Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  238. Kid A says:
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    A couple of Agree/Disagree statements for you:

    1 – I know Andrelton is going to catch fire and go apeshit as soon as I drop him, but at this point ET should be jettisoned for Villar.

    2 – Lowrie isn’t nearly as bad a he is showing and should be held over turd blossoms like Infante, La Stella, Espinosa.

    Grassy Ass.

    • Grey

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      I’d forget ET and Lowrie… Even if they’re hot, they’re not that great you need to wait this long for it…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Kid A: nobody likely disagrees with espinosa under lowrie. those other two have been better (la stella whole time he’s been up). you also somehow have lowrie not on DL yet. wait for that, then you can grab somebody else.

  239. goodfold2 says:
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    rendon or s.castro in OBP/Slugging 14 team dynasty league where i already have phillips/hill/segura/s.castro and only 1 SS and 1 2b, with no MI/CI and only 1 util. also have machado/mcgehee at 3B. rendon could go at 2b or 3b. i could try to trade phillips/hill after and keep the other one for backup.

    • Grey

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      Rendon

  240. nick the dick says:
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    Wowza had timmy, latos, kluber and wood going tonight. Add cishek in and its 31 innings, 12 hits, 3 walks, 26 ks, only 1 run, 4 wins and a clean 3 k save. Helluva pitching night.

    • Grey

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      Wow, very nice!

  241. goodfold2 says:
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    damn ugly 7/41 today with goldy/rios/springer/andrus/gordon a collective 1-19 with 11 k’s.

    • Grey

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      Yuck

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        @Grey: i know it’s just 8th place problems (out of 10, but roto stats indicate i’m actually almost tied with 4 teams in 2nd of actual strength of team), but i’m worried as summer goes on Goldy gets bored with playing meaningless games everyday.

    • Moose out front says:
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      @goodfold2: legs with Gordon tho!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Moose out front: true, and he scored too. which is nice.

  242. goodfold2 says:
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    locke or milone in 16 teamer with QS

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @goodfold2: Home Milone (holy shizz, I’m so clever haha)

  243. Mike says:
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    6×6 w/OPS & Holds, dynasty league, 30 teams with full minor leagues and actual club control contracts. Giving Buster Posey/Kyle Crick/Heath Hembree, receiving Kris Bryant/Rougned Odor/Victor Sánchez/Alex González. Would be making a move to stock the shelves for the future at the expense of Buster and top pitching prospects. Also talk of including Brandon Belt and perhaps receiving a Prince Fielder, Mitch Moreland, J.P. Crawford, Mike Zunino, or a combo. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Buster’s been kind of a buster though right? I saw Kris Bryant and “dynasty league together and thought “God yes”…

      I’m liking Belt and Zunino…Prince if you can buy for cheap

  244. fausto says:
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    Chisenhall/Donaldson for Pujols/Harper. This trade was made in a league im in by 2 relatives. One just so happens to be in 1st place. Think theres some martha stewart insider trading going on there? . Or Fair deal? This isn’t an rcl league its a private yahoo league im in no voting on trades. Fair or Foul?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @fausto: That trade’s a lot more fair than you’re letting on

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Mello Yello: if anybody even sure as to who won that as of right now?

        • fausto says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: @momtezuma you may be right. Chisenhall (prospect or not) is regressing as we speak, pujols is what he is. Donaldson for harper I guess that’s a matter of preference/need

      • fausto says:
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        @Mello Yello: fair enough. ..just posing a question wanted feedback…. That is all.

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